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LAURENS, S. ft, DECEMBER 20, 11)11
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"
billions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
It was announced yesterday (Thurs
day) that only routine matters were
discussed at the meeting of the State
military board held Wednesday night.
?Columbia State. Thought Col. Moore
was going to suggest taking the Olllce
of Adjutant General out of politics at
this meeting. Why tins change of
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The people of the county are urged
to hear in mind the coming of the
Atlantic Coast Line Good Roads Train,
which will be here Tuesday morning,
January Second. The train will be
fully equipped with every kind of road
making machinery and everybody who
possibly can should be on hand. The
railroad is expending a large amount
of money in this undertaking and we
should show that we appreciate it.
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The recommendations of Insurance
Commissioner McMnster in regard to
trash and wast;' around stores and
homes do nol como amiss at this time
of year. It is a well known fact that
during the Christmas holidays the fires
are more frequent than at any other
time and that they are duo to careless
ness on the part of property owners
and to the reckless use o| lire works.
The parents should see to it that
the children do not get careless with
fhelr lire works and at the same time
they should endeavor to clean lip lie
fore it is too late. A little precaution
taken now might save a great deal of
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Some kind of action is necessary to
improve present conditions in the
cotton market. Commissioner Wat
son has called another meeting to be
hehl in ?New Orleans. This meet
ing if, intended to inaugurate the
movement recommended at the con
ference of governors. This is the best
plan yet suggested and if Commission
er Watson can ?et all the states to co
operate with South Carolina in a
movement of this kind, the situation
is hound to improve. The plan is
nothing more than a systematic cam
paign to hold on to the cotton that
we can consistently hold and to re
duce next year's acreage.
The only way that we can see of get
ting a good price for cotton next year,
is to make it scarce. The only sure
way of making it scarce is to reduce
the acreage. And then at the same
time, the only way of ensuring a good
price for the cotton already stored Is
to reduce next year's acreage. Anoth
er fifteen million bale crop would be
disastrous. This year's returns are
small enough, but If cotton is seven
or eight cents next year it will be
disastrous. Plant one fourth of the
cotton land In grain or some other
crop. Make a plenty of necessities
to supply the table and then the cot
ton will take care of itself.
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'Hip Advertiser has been twitted on
several occasions because it gives ao
much space to the cotton question and
because it takes every opportunity to
discuss that question. While we real
ire that a large number of its sub
scribers do not read all of this, still
we believe that a still larger number
do read it. The question, it seems to
os, ii one that should be kept abreast
of and for that reason we hardly ev
er let a week pass unless something
based on that subject is printed in our
v columns. Today, we print the outline
of the $50,000,000 cotton loan propo
sition and also an interview by Sena
tor Smith goven tho correspondent
of The Columbia State. They arc
both lengthy, but instructive. Those
wbo give the cotton question any
thought at all should road them both.
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MIGHTY RIGHT. ^;;.r
To The Charlotte Chronicle, which
bas got the claiming and bragging
toablt we will say that Dr. Jos. A.
Holmes is not a tarheel, but a native
of Laurens county, South Carolina.?
Anderson Daily Mail.
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A POLICIES TO HYMN NO. 85.
From Greenville's Paris Mountain,
To Charleston's waffle stand,
The hills resound with hungry cries,
Those square meals ain't so grand.
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The Tribune will wager a pint bot
tle of printer's ink against a black
face Italic quad that there Isn't an
other hand-set, eight-page, all-home
print newspaper in the State of South
Carolina on which all the mechani
cal, editorial and business duties are
handled by two men, one of them new
to the business since February, 1911.
Furthermore, It will wager a paste
brush against a foot slug that no oth
er paper in the State has a subscrip
tion list on which nine out of ten
names are paid up Into 1912, and on
which all names are paid at least to
the date of issue.
The Greenville Piedmont will he al
lowed to hold stakes and the Woodruff
Record and the N'ewberry Observer
will act as judges.?Fountain Inn Tri
That's a pretty hard record to heat,
but The Advertiser is some pumpkins
in that line also. Its corps of sin;',
(?xtractors, display artists, form teas
ers and press manipulators is some
thing hard to beat. With a little as
sistance here and there from the type
wrlter tuners (which perhaps is real
ly more of a hindrance than assist
ance! four of our hoys got out a twen
ty-four page paper, lock stock and
barrel, in two days and a half. While
we are not much of a wagering man.
we would be willing to stack up a four
Fin dash rule against a cylinder press
that the Tribune cannot equal that.
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THOSE COTTON PHILANTHROPISTS
Of all the get-rich-cptick Walling
ford schemes ever attempted this $50,
000.000 iotton loan scheme looks to be
the most brazen yet. It really is amus
ing to think about such a proposition
being made to sensible people. The
plan submitted by these "bulls." as
they have been called, might fool a
few people with wool pulled over their
eyes, but when such people think that
they can fool the whole South, they
must think they are treating with peo
ple entirely without business sense.
Listen to this: "It is not our plan to
warehouse this cotton, nor to withhold
it from the channels of trade, but we
want to ?et it out of competition, so as
to permit the market to go up.'" Did
anybody ever hear of such a thing?
Get it out of competition so it can go
up. If anybody can see any sense in
that sentence, please* come out and
explain it. Competition with what?
The only competition that we can see
evident now is the competition between
the cotton growers to deliver it to the
spinners and that is exactly what this
syndicate says the intend doing. Real
ly there "bulls" must take Southern
cotton mowers for hayseeds around a
shell game. The brazen part about
the whole tiling Is that the plan is ex
posed with the evident expectation
that the flaws will not be seen.
With the cotton rushed Into the
hands of the spinners out of the South
ern warehouses, what is going to keep
the price up. Nothing. The plan is
hardly worth discussing at length. Its
dangers to the South are too obvious.
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THE HOSIERY MILL.
A visit to the state penitentiary a
few days ago proved to be interest
ing. A prison cannot be expected to
look like a lady's parlor, yet every
thing throughout the whole grounds
was found to he clean and neat, as
can be made. Every reasonable pre
caution is taken for the health of
the inmates, and many of them are
better taken care of than they were
on the outside. They are well-fed
and comfortably housed and not over
worked. Things, however, looked ra
ther lonesome around the place, and
upon inquiring where all the prison
ers were, was Informed that the gov
ernor's numerous pardons makes the
place look like Sunday.
An Inspection of the hosiery mill,
over which there has been so much
d| "tission, proved of great Interest.
Ti ? mill is well ventilated and Is
certainly kept as clean as any textile
mill In the state, as any one can see
for himself. We are no expert on
such matters, and are not prepared
to take Issue with the state hoard
Of health, yet It. is hard to see
where in this mill is such a death!rip
as It is said to he. The trouble Is.
the whole matter Is no1.' a political
one, instead of being taken up on Its
own merits. No one will deny that
outdoor work Is more healthy for
any one, but It is not practicable to
employ all tho state prisoners out
doors at the state penitentiary, and
the directors have acted in good
faith toward themselves, the state
and the prisoners.?Anderson Daily
"We are glad to note that The Daily
Mall is at least considering the Hos
iery Mill. Although the State Board
of Health has condemned conditions
there, very few, if any other papers
outside of this one, have discussed the
master really with a single eye to Its
meriti Several of them have seen
fit to mix the questions with politics,
but otherwise very Httlo has been said
op. :4b.? ^ubiect.
The Mail has gone about the mat
ter right. It has gone down and
seen for Itself In po far ?>? a lay
man can see. It says that "We
are no expect on such mattere, and
are not prepared to take issue with
tho state board of health, yet. it is
hard to see wherein this mill 1b a
deathtrap as It is said to be." The
conclusions of The Mail are perfect
ly natural after its admission as to
its knowledge of the causes of diseases
under discussion. Now that The Mail
has undertaken a discussion of the
subject, we would suggest that it
write' a letter to any member of the
Hoard of Health who stand for the
doing away of the mill and ask him
why the board takes the position that
it does. If The Mall will do that,
writing to Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., for
Instance, who we believe stands for its
abolition, we believe that The Mail
will come to realize that the hosiery j
mill Is really just what its enemies
have pictured it.
Of course the hosiery mill seems to ;
have as its chief champion our pros- j
ent governor, but we believe that this
should be overlooked and the question
given tlte consideration that it de
If Governor Rlease conscientiously
has the welfare of the convicts at
heart when he recommends the aboli
tion of the hosiery mill. The Advertis
er commends him for his stand and
doesn't mind saying so.
The Union of the Fourth Division of
Laurens association will meet with the
Cross Hill Baptist church. Saturday,
December 30th, 1911 at II o'clock, A.
11:00?Devotional service. Pastor J.
11:30?The Work Completed by
Christ on Barth. John 19:28-30., W. C.
Wharton, J. A. Martin, G. H. Diner.
12:00?What is the Church and the;
Scriptural Qualifications for Member
ship? S. H. Goggans, W. 1?. Turner,
Wade H. Pinson.
1:30?What a Local Church may do
for the Dost Souls in its Immediate
Territory. .1. II. Wharton. W. M. Sum
me; el, W. E. Grtffln, D. Homer Owlngs.
2:15?The Sabbath, its institution,
its purpose, its proper observance. W.
1'. Turner, J. A. Martin. I.. A. Cooper.
3:00 Tin- Value of the Open Bible.
II Timothy, 3:16. J. H. Wharton, Goo.
W. Davis. .1. Pierce Coats, I.. A. Coop
Sunday Morning, Dec. 31.
10:30?Missions. Address by Rev. I).
I!:o0 Missionary Sermon by Rev.
L. A. Cooper.
W. P. Culbertson,
See ret a it.
The Union of tho Second and Third
ivision of Lauren8 association will
convene with Mt. Gallagher church
Saturday bet?re the .uh Sunday in De
cember at 10 a. in.
The following is tho program:
10:00?Devotional services by John
10:30- Are our Laymen in Active
Sympathy with the "Laymen's Move
ment"? If not, why not? J. O. Martin,
J. I'. Simmons, A. O. Alison.
11:30?The Significance to our
Churches of t ho Present Financial
Stringency Caused by the Low Price
of Cotton. T. B. Drown, II. II. Mahon,
T. S. Langston.
I :::n What is the best Financial
Plan for the Country Church? W. 10.
Thayer. IL L. Ramgott.
2:30? Is it Possible at this Age to
have a Continual Revival in our
churches? if so. how? w. a. Baldwin,
C. H. Bobo.
10:00?Devotional. Jlmmlo Martin.
10:30?What are Some of the Quali
fications for a Sunday School Teach
er, C. B. Bobo.
11:00?An Essay by Miss Lula
Simpson on "Every Day Religion."
11:30?Missionary Sermon. H. L.
Raggott or J. O. Martin.
Afternoon to be provided for.
We promise those who attend a
great welcome. We know by experi
ence what a visit means to many
home. . f
B. P. Mitchell,
The Union Meeting of the first divi
sion of the Laurens Association will
meet with tho Bethany Baptist church,
December 30th and 31st, 1911.
Saturday, December 80th.
10:00?Devotional Services led by
George T. Cook.
10:30?Enrollment of delegates.
11:00?How can we get More of our
Church Members Interested in the
Sunday School Work? W. H. Drum
mond, T. B. Riddle, Charles Wiley.
12:00?Recess of two hours for flln
2:00?Devotional services led by J.
2:30?Aro we as a Denomination
Providing for tho Poor as we Should?
R. A. Hellams, E. E. Gulnn, J. A. Mar
ler, J. R, Martin.
3:30?What Mannor Of Life and Ser
vice, |n the Individual, will Render
the Greatest Good to the Community
in which he Lives? Oscar Lanford, W.
G. Henderson, J. J. Riddle. W. M.
Croker, S. M: Collier, George T. Cook.
Sunday, December 31.
10:00 -Sunday School.
11:00?Missionary Sermon. H. L.
Baggott or J. M. Trogdon.
T. J. Hughes,
J. J. Riddle,
J. M. Trogdon,
Lyceum at Gray Court-Owlngs.
On Wednesday evening Dr. Roy Z.
Thomas will dellvei his famous lec
ture on Edgar Allen Poe in the school
auditorium. Dr. Thomas was educat
ed in Maryland, concluded his work
at the John Hopkins University, where
he was for a time instructor in the
Public Speaking department, was vice
president of West Lafayette College.i
Ohio, is a finished scholar and speak
er. He is now Professor of Science
In Newherry College, S. C. Having
lived for a number of years in Bal
timore, where Edgar Allen Poe met
his tragic death, Profressor Thomas
is abundantly able to give the true
story of Poe's life and writings.
Tickets are on sale at Hunt and
DuPree's at Owlngs and Gray Court
Drug store. Purchase your tickets
before hand and save a rush at the
door. Lecture will begin at S o'clock.
"Following the Star."
Rev. W. B, Thayer will break into
Hie regular order of his sermons next
Sunday and preach on the subject of
"Following the Star," This is not one
of the series of sermons which he has
been preaching for the past few weeks
The series will be resumed the first
Sunday in January. The subject of
that sermon will he announced later.
.Miss Caroline It. Schronk.
Miss Caroline P. Schrenk, a dramat
ic soprano of superior merit, is an
American by birth. Her musical stud
ies began early, and her first public
appearance as a vocalist was made at
the age of twelve years. Even at that
early age her musical talent gave a
rich promise thai has been richly real
ized. After several years spent with
the best vocal teachers of America
she went to Germany, studying at
Stuttgart, afterwards completing her
musical training at Berlin. All her
training, from first to last, has been
with leading Instructors. Upon her
icturn to America she appeared In
opera and concerts and met with in
stant favor and success. Her voice is
of exquisite quality, possessing line
carving power, particularly on high
notes, which site reaches and holds
with perfect ease. Her repertoire Is
unusually wide in scope and embraces
principal roles in German, Italian and
English Opera. Her repertoire also
includes the great Oratorios as well as
lighter forms of song cycles.
At school lyceum Friday, Dec, 22.
Ilitr Money Order Day.
Monday was 'he beat business day
in money orders that the yaurens post
office has ever enjoyed. In fact things
nourished over there on that side.
Over 165 orders were? made, the near
est to thai many having been 107. All
of these orders wert; not for liquor
"I had been troubled with consti
pation for two years and tried all of
the best physicians in Bristol, Tenn.,
and they could do nothing for me,"
writes Thos. 10. Williams. Middleboro,
Ky. "Two packages of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets cured me."
For sale by all dealers.
Strength of Ice.
It Is said that Ice one and a half
Inches will support a man; four Inchon
thick will support cavalry; flvo Inches
thlok will support an 84-pound cannon j
ten Inches thick will support a multi
tude, and 18 Inches thick will support
a railroad train. These figures, of
course, presuhposes that the ice is of
an Oven thickness, not having thin
places, And only to true Ice, not slush
Ice or to Ice when the temperature is
above the freezing point. After a thaw
seta in but little confidence can bs
plaoad on the strength of the Ice.
Young Arthur, being asked to give
a definition of "deadlocks," quite as
unexpectedly answered! "A deadlock
is what Aunt Emma's back hair is
MADDEN NEWS ?
Madden, Dec. 19.?Mr. Pitta Henry
and family left for their new home
In Greenwood last Thursday. The
good wishes of old neighbors follow
them. Mr. J. T. Powers, who bour' t
the Henry place Is to move next week.
We trust that he shall soon feel at
homo In our midst.
Mr. Jlmmie Benjamin Is also moving
to his recently purchased farm, near
his father-in-law, Mr. Alonzo Culbert
Mr. John L. Finley and family are
making arrangements to move on their
faun recently bought of Mrs. Allison.
We bespeak for all those good peo
ple a hearty welcome.
Mr. John A. Wonord was called to
Slmpsonville last week on account of
the serious illness of his brother-in
law, Mr. Grisham, a prominent mer
chant and planter of Greenville coun
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson of
Florida came in Sunday night for a
visit to their parents, Judge and Mrs.
Thompson. They were accompanied
by their sister. Miss Jessie Thompson,
who has been on a visit to the "Land
Mr. Troy Jones has been on a visit
to his aunt. Mrs. Fowler, near Mt.
The young man. Price, that commit
ted suicide at his home above Laurens
was buried in the New Prospect cem
etery Sunday at one o'clock. Mr. T.
S. Langston conducted the funeral ser
Mr. Cnl. Kibbler, a gallant Confed
erate veteran, of Prosperity Will ar
rive Saturday to spend the holidays
with Iiis old comrade, John R. Finley.
These old soldiers are very dear
friends, their friendship dating from
the time they together were thrown In
a yankee prison. Memory will recall
for them their awful prison experi
ences and "again they will fight their
battles o'er.'" We trust Iiis visit will
he exceedingly pleasant.
Messrs Bee Culbertson and C. W.
Martin went near Kkom Sunday to
see their friend, Mr. El more, who is
quite low with typhoid fever.
Miss Jr.anita Martin spent last week
With her cousin, Mrs. ('. A. Power of
The hearts of many here were sad
dened when the news canto of the
death of Mr. John m. lludgens, in Co
lumbia hospital. He was so well and
so favorably known here. Our sym
pathy to his family.
llmls Winter's Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of trou
ble. The frost-bitten toes and fin
gers, chapped hands and lips, chil
blains, cold-sores, red and rough skins,
prove this. Rut such troubles fly be
fore Bucklen's Arnica Salve. A trial
convinces. Ortatcst healer of Hums
Boils, Piles, Cuts. Sores, ?ruises, Ke
zema and Sprains. Only 'jr.e at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
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A Ruby Wedding.
On Wednesday, December 6th, Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Austin of Cross Hill
celebrated the 40th anniversary ?f
their marriage. Invitations had boon
given to twenty-five or thirty of their
nearest relatives and friends to dine
with them at I o'clock. Of the num
ber present eight were at their mar
riage forty years ago.
Their home in the suburbs of town
had been beautifully decorated, red
and green being the color scheme.
The dinner was very elaborate and
was elegantly served by three of their
lovely young girl miests
j After all appetites had been fully
i satislled a portion of scripture was
read and thanks returned to the div
er of every good and perfect gift. Tin
guests then repaired to the parlor
where a few hours W??re very pleasant
ly spent in an Informal social way.
"Father Time" seems to have dealt
gently with this happy couple who
have borne each others hurders. and
assisted others also for so many years.
Every one seemed to have enjoyed the
occasion fully, and as the evening
shadows lengthened, departed for their
homes wishing for them many happy
returns of their wedding anniversary.
The following invitations have been
Issued within the past week:
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Culbertson
request you to be present at the
marriage of their daughter
Mr. George Calhofin Anderson
Tuosday evening the twenty-sixth of
at half past seven o'clock
Waterloo, South Carolina
Mr. Anderson la a prominent young
business man of Spartanburg while
the bride elect Is a charming young
woman of Waterloo. A large gather
ing of friends and relatives Is expect
ed to be prosont at the ceremony.
Stairs, Wainscoting Grilles,
Collonnades, etc., are prop
erly manufactured by our
expert mechanics, and we
can save you money. Our
stocks of Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Blinds, Lath and
Shingles, in fact, all build
ing materials, arc high class;
and our service is the kind
Write for prices.
"BUY OF TNF MAKER"
& SPECIAL NOTICES.
Christmas Turkeys I Imvo fifteen
fine Christinas turkeys for sale. Phone
No, 21, Gray Court or apply lo Mi
w. W. Yeargln, Gray Court. 2l-ltl|?l
To Kent Two horse farm within
the incoroporated limits of the city n
I I.aureus. Apply to Mrs. jnnlc <
Clark, 530 East Main street. I.aurens.
Horse for Sale An ideal saddle,
buggy, and farm horse for sale. Mark.
Coining seven years old, will cosily
weigh 1100 pounds and without n
blomish, Not afraid of autoinohllc
Apply to \V. |J. Knight, Laurens, S. C.
Wanted \ competonl single whit'
man to assist in management of ten
horse farm. Man able to take charge
in absence of owner. Address Farm
or, Care of The Advertiser. 20--':
Witte I.ami for Sale On account oi
our time being largely taken up in
our McBce land proposition, WO have
decided to offer for quick sale Hie
Witte property, containing M<? acre
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 510 acres. Hest real
estate bargain in I.aurens county. Ap
ply to Oakland Heights Realty Com
pany, E. P. Mlnter, Secretary. >K r
For Sale?210 acres, 6 miles north
of Laurens, at $l.r>.00 per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next yeai fot
tl bales. Apply to E. P. Mintcr. 1'"- U
For Sale?A scholarship In a had
ing business school not many mile
from this place. Will sell at a dls
count. For information apply at thl
For Sale?17 1-2 acres of land on
South Harper street, I.aurens, S. C .
with five-room dwelling, on edge ol
eity limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, .lr.
* Hy SV. I). S.
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Ho married a Harn .. He drifted
around to our school house and stnj
od in It during vacation. Some on
made him a present of a wortblo
old black horse. Thorc was a large
grove of red oak trees around tin
house. Scott would go out and fill
hat with acorns and feed Iiis horse
lie would smell of them and refuse I
eat them. Scott would say "You Will
eat them when you get hungry. On
evening he found the old horse do
vourlng the acorns. He was elated
Now thought he would fatten him up
(iolng out In tho morning to feed, he
found old black stretched out stiff
"Well, the blamed old fool had to die.
Just as I had learned him to eat the
Scott moved to Saxon Mill on North
Rabun and some strange tales come
back on him from that section.
Holly and mlstletoo can bo found
growing on tho streets of Lauren?.?
Oone Rack on Rleasc
It looks as If Laurent: County has
gone back on Dleaso. The people
down there last weok refusod to lynch
a negro charged with tho usual crime.