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LAURENS, S. C JANUARY 8, 1912.
The Advertiser will he glnd to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sitrn their name to the conlri*
buttons Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
They say the latest fad for the la
dles la the towel gown. Will it be the
napkin gown next?
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The Anderson Int-iligenoer had an
editorial entitled "Anderson's Banks".
Wouldn't it have been more appropri
ate had it been "Bank.-.' Anderson."
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Till. RURAL POLICE.
If some of the rural policemen are
not doing their duty, the best plan that
we know of is to get rid of them. But
do not do away with the good and
the bad too. just because some are
not doing their duty. To be sure it
Is rather hard to run the affairs of
the county and state properly under
the present administration, but we
should not ho hasty about this matter
but should take our time. After the
next election we hope that the state
will enjoy better government and then
the rural police system can be put
on a better basis than it Is on now.
But let's not do away with the sys
tem for with what the working ones
have accomplished the county has en
joyed a season of unusual quiet. The
system i.-> gcod Bud we do not believe
that the people of the county want It
done away with. We would say. let's
do the best we ean under the circum
stances and then later on trust that
we may get rid of the poor officers,
put new ones in their places and re
tain those of the present force who
are doing their duty.
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A ROUT RAILROAD SCHEDULES.
An effort is being made by the trav
eling men of Greenwood to have
changed the schedules recently adopt
ed by the Charleston and Western
Carolina Railroad. The Greenwood
people want the old schedules as they
were run some months ago.
The people of Laurens should take
some IntereBt in this move being
made by Greenwood. We are consid
erably Interested in these schedules
ourselves and our wishes will be re
spected by the railroad as much as
will Gre.-nv. nod's. We believe that the
wishes of the Laurens merchants
should be made known to the railroad
Officials, bo that they may judge as to
how the people all along the line feel
about tbem. We ought not to sit down
and allow Greenwood to have her
own way in this matter for, while the
wishes of such a large place as Green- j
wood should be respected to a degree. !
still Laurens is just about as Import
ant and we should not allow our in
terests to go unprotected.
We believe (bat if the railroad is
Riven a proper showing in this mat
ter and that if the present schedules
are allowed to remain In force for
a short time, the railroad will very
soon put on a midday train. In fact
it has already been whispered that
n through train was contemplated by
the C. & W. C. and we believe that It
will Ultlamtoly come. The sched.lies
?S at present are fairly favorable to
Laurens and are better than they were
before and we believe that we should
let the railroad know that we are sat
isfied with them. Otherwise, If the
officials only hear the side presented
by Greenwood, the schedules will be
Hooorrtrlc Work Basket,
Thoro are work ban made of tur
tle?. Ooold anything be odder? And
yet they are not unattractive, queer
aa they sound. The shell of the tur
tle la lined with some gay silk, and
the tall la pulled over and inserted
tn the mouth, then used aa a handle.
!They male* ntoe sewing baskets, and
win undoubtedly appeal to the lovers
of the eccentric
The Smallest Tat yeta,
WITHe Tenderfoot?"How did you
become so proficient at shootingT"
Bad BUI?"Oh, by shooting plnheads
aad such like."
? B?K NERTON. *
Brewerton, Jan. 1.?Miss Maggie
Beeks, a student of Limestone College
has returned to Gaffoey after spend
ing the holidays with home folks.
Mr. Henry 8. Beeks, who is In the
government service, returned to
Washington. D. C. Sunday, after
spending a month with relatives here.
Mr. Fred Stansell of Greenville
spent the holidays with relatives here.
He returned Tuesday morning.
Miss Leila Carlisle has returned to
Gaffney. where she Is attending Lime
Mr. Luther Beeks spent Friday and
Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. J. YV.
Mr. and Mrs. YVilinot Smith of Ware
Shoals spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. \V. Beeks.
Miss Ldla Simpson of Greenville has ,
I been visiting homefolks during the j
holidays. She was accompanied back
by her sister. Miss Agnes Simpson,
who will remain In Greenville with
A delightful occasion of the holi
days was the reunion of the Beeks
family at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Beeks, on Saturday. The reun
ion was a pleasant one for every mem
ber of the family, except one, was
present Mr. J. D. Beeks of Cross was
unable to come. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Beeks. Mrs. Lizzie
Beeks, Miss Maggie Boogs. and Messrs
J. Calhoun Beeks, W. Benriet-. Beeks.
Herbert Beeks, Ste;>p Beeks and Hen
ry Beeks. Those present besides the
family were Mrs. Wllmot Sn.'.th. of
Ware Shoals. Miss Nora Davis. Miss
Frankie Da\is. Miss' Eva Knight,
Messrs. Leonard Simpson, principal of
Tigerville graded school. Luther Heek
of Beizer, and Dickson Davis.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Beeks gave their parents a delightful
surprise party last Friday evening
A large crowd of jolly girls and boys,
about sixty In all. were on hand to
make the party an occasion of much
fun and pleasure. During the even
ing there was a talking contest, the
prizes being won by Mrs. W. A. Wil
liams and Mr. Herbert Beeks. There
was also a peanut contest, the prizes
being won by Miss Eva Langston and (
Mr. Henry Freeman.
Mr. Henry Freeman, a member of
the senior class at Clemson. spent |
Friday with his old school-mate, Mr.
The Misses Langston of Trinity,
Bidge spent several days with Mr.
and Mrs. Abrams.
Mr J. E. Barber, principal of the
Brewerton graded school has return
ed to his work after spending the hol
idays with home folks.
Miss Lula Simpson to as the charm
ing hostess at an "apron party" at
her home last Saturday evening. A .
large and merry crowd was present to
enjoy the occasion. A prize was giv
en to the boy who proved to be the
best ? seamstress." This was won by
Mr. W. B. Beeks.
Misses Leila and Louise Carlisle
gave a delightful party last Thurs
day night, when a large crowd was
present to enjoy the evening. In the
game Of "hearts" Mr. Tommie Adams
was the lucky winner of the prize.
Mr. Henry Simpson returned to
Greenville this morning, where he is
attending Fur man university.
Mr. Houston Simpson has returned
to Tlgersvlllo after the holidays.
Mr, and Mrs. Burns of Watts Mill
spent a fev% days here \v ith Mrs. Burns
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Davis.
Mr. M. C. Davis was among those
who attended the Odd Fellows meet
ing at Enoree last week.
Seine Facts thout Kansas,
There are a half million young
men and women in Kansas over 21
years of age who have never seen
a saloon In that state.
There is not a Kansas newspaper
which publishes a Honor advertise
One-third of the counties of Kan
sas have not a prisoner in their jails
nor a pauper in their poorhottses.
One-half of the counties of Kansas
did not send a convict to the peniten
tiary last year.
Kansas stands first In the per capita
valuation of assessed property.
In a recent speech Judge McDanicl
gave the following figures: Five
hundred criminals in Kansas state
prisons, 3.500 in California state
prisons; 600 insane persons in the
asylums of Kansas, 6,000 In the
asylums of California. About the
same population and about the same
wealth in the two states?one dry,
the other wet. Seven times as many
criminals and 10 times as many
lunAtlcs In the wet state as in the
dry. And this does not Include the
lunatics In California who believe the
abolishment of saloons will ruin busi
Constipation is the cause of many
ailments and disorders that make life
miserable. Take Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets, keep your
bowels regular and you will avoid
these diseases. For sale by all deal
Madden, Jan. L?Here's to a happy
New Year to ye editor and all The Ad
vertiser readers! May the year upon
which we today enter bring to each
and all of os the realization of many
The holidays have passed quietly
and though the weather interfered j
somewhat, yet to most of us they pass- !
ed happily. Hearts and home were
gladdened by the presence of friends
and loved ones.
One of the most enjoyable occa
sions of the sea son was the family re
union at the home of Mr. John It. Fin
!ey. On Christmas day his children
gathered under the parental roof, each
one bringing a hamper of Christmas
goodies for the feast. Owing to the
awful condition of the roads, part of
the guests were late In reaching
there and the second table were just
entering the dining room when the i
late guests arrived.
Those who enjoyed the day were ail ,
the children and most of the grand
children: Mrs. Frank Martin and one i
child. Mr. end Mrs. J. L. Finley and ,
seven children: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Martin, and six children: Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Finley. and sir children: ,
Mr. Claude Finley. Mr. and Mrs. Percy ,
Finley and three children. Mr. and ,
Mrs. Luther Finley and two children. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Finley and five
children. Mr. Carl Kibbler, the gallant
old Confederate who is an honored,
guest of Mr. Finley. also enjoyed the ,
Dr. \V. J. Langs .on of Con way spent
the holidays with his brother. Mr. T.
S. L?ngsten and other relatives here. ,
On Christmas day they were the
guests of their niece. Mrs. J. A. Wof
ford and there delighted their hear
ers with some splendid music, in fact
the two Langston brothers are hard
to heat on the fiddle. The doctor in
sists however, that the only difference
is that he is the violinist and Toinmie
Mr. C, \V. Martin, who has been
clerking for Mr. J. D. Culbertscn has
moved his family to Laurens. He has
accepted a position with Mr. J. S. Ben
Mr. and Mrs. John Putnam. Misses .
Maggie Martin and Luclle Putnam and
Mr. Roy Martin were the guests Sun
day of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Finley.
Mrs. Mettfl and little girl and Miss
Gary of Goldville, were the Christ
mas guests of Mr. T. L. Langston and
family and also Mr. W. H. Hudgens
Mrs. May Madden and children vis
ited relatives here Wednesday and
Misses Kate and Azile Wofford. stu
dents of Winthrop, spent the holidays
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs J. A.
Wofford. They return to Winthrop
Miss Tennie Madden spent part of
the holidays in Greenwood.
Miss Louise Dean and brother spent
Saturday and Sunday with the family
of Mr. Pitta Henry in Greenwood.
They were accompanied home by lit
tle Tallulah Henry.
The new neighbors, Mr. Powers. Mr.
Finley and Mr. Watklns have moved in
our midst. We are glad to welcome
them In our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Thad Moore and lit
tle Lillian were the Christmas guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roper of Rabun.
Messrs. C. A. Power of Laurens.
and Wade Culbertson of Kkotn were
Christmas visitors of relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Finley visit
ed the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O'Dell, during the hoi Mays.
Now the old time merchant got bis
gun powder from Charleston, over
the South Carolina railroad to Ham
burg Whieh market town was the head
of the railroad. The state laws would
not allow It to be transported open.
It must be hid from view. A barrel
was filled about one third full of green
coffee grains. They keg of powder
was then set in the barrel, and more
coffee was poured around it, until the
barrel was full to the top. Then it
was securely headed up and both
heads painted white, which colors was
a sign to the railroad men that dan
ger was In the barrel. The goods
wero then hauled home on wagons,
over dirt roads for eighty miles.
Hamburg and Augusta, Ga. were our
market towns. Every farmer had his
factor there, who handled his produce,
and got up return loads of goods to
the up country villages for his wag
ons, when he had no return loads of
W. D. S.
Notice Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the County
Board of Commissioners of Laurens
County will be held at the Supervis
or's office on the 4th day of January,
1912. All persons holding claims
against the county will leave them
with the County Clerk on or before the
1st day of January as required by
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. J
On last Friday afternoon at the
beautiful colonial residence of Mrs.
W. H. Martin, Misses Annie and Edna
Sltgreaves were hostesses to the
Forty Two Club.
i Tables wore arranged for twenty
| four players. After several rounds
of the adopted game of the club, the
guests were ushered into the dining
room, beautifully decorated in Ameri
can beauty roses. Miss Beulah Dalle
and Mrs. L. G. Balle, Jr., served a
very tempting salad course.
Those included in the guest list
were: Misses Beth Shell, Willie Mne
Chlldress. Lint Jones. Donle Counts.
Mary Todd. Josie and Sadie Sullivan.
Ina Little, Nell Miller. Kate Wright.
Julia Gilkerson, Josephine Fuller. An
nie Hlchey, Rosa Lee Franks, Mary
Belle Babb, Margaret Miller, Laura
Barksdale, Wessie Lee Dial, Charlotte
McGovvan; Mesdames J. E. Hart, of
Oklahoma City, Okla.. J. M. Dunklin.
Elizabeth Richey Bobbitt. H. D. Gray,
and F. K. Spratt.
Miss Annie Gilkerson was the host- 1
ess Monday evening to Mr. and Mrs.
L. Q. Balle. Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. John
M. Cannon, two of the recently mar
ried couples. Several other intimate
friends were invited to be with them
and a most enjoyable evening was
spent. A sumptuous dinner was fol
lowed by a few games after which the
A very delightful party of the
Christmas season was that given by
Miss Annie Richey. in honor of Mrs.
Frank Tatum, of McColl. The house
was very attractive in the decorations
of the season. The score cards were
miniature cornucopias, the ladies en
joying the regular club game "Na
tions." After a number of games were
played, delightful punch was served.
Miss Richey was assisted by Mrs. A.
H. Sanders and Miss Richey.
Ora, Dec. 30.?An event of unusual ,
interest to our city was the marriage
on Wednesday evening when Miss Eu
phemia Thompson became the bride
of Mr. William McCarley Bryson at
tl.e a. R. p. Church of this place.
The church had been very artistic
ally decorated for this solemn occa
sion, the color scheme, red, white and
green being carried out throughout
the entire program.
As an event of wide social Interest
as well as of unusual beauty, the wed
ding and reception which followed it
attracted one of the largest assem
blages that ever witnessed a similar
The wedding march was exquisite
ly rendered by Mrs. Alice McCllntOCk,
whose soft touch of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March introduced the little
ribbon girls, Misses Mary Blakely and j
Alice Bryson in dainty white dresses
with red and green sashes.
The following bridesmaids and
groomsmen then entered: the brides
maids entering the right Isle and
groomsmen the left, each crossing in
front of the altar, forming a crescent:
Miss Bessie Byrd. In white marquis
ette with lace trimming over green.
Miss Belle Craig in white crepe de
chine with elaborate silver trim-1
mlngs and red girdle; Miss Margaret'
Blakely in white marquisette with
lace trimmings over green; Miss Edith I
May field in white crepe de chine, mes
saline, silver trimmings and red gir-1
die; Groomsmen: Messrs. John B.
Brooks, S. J. Craig, Samuel II. Blake
ly, W. B. Sloan. All in full dress
Miss Alice McCllntOCk, maid of hon
or, white satin, crepe de chine, with
silver and pearl trimming.
Flower ?irls. Miss Rosabel Fleming,
white china silk, bearing a red and
green basket covered with red and
green ribbon filled with white rose i
petals, preceded the bride, who on the
arm of her father never before appear
ed so beautiful, elegantly attired In
white satin and Irish lace. In her
arms she carried a lovely shower bou
quet of bride roses, lillies of the val
ley and ferns.
At the altar the bride was met by
the bridegroom, leaning on the arm of
his brother, J. V. Bryson, and there
the Rev. Jamie P. Pressly of the First
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church of Due West, In a very beauti
ful and inpresslve ceremony united
the happy hearts in holy matrimonial
unison. Immediately to tho rear of
the circle two beautiful letters "T-B"
set with burning candles had been
placed and while the ceremony was
being Concluded the T light burned
out leaving only the B indicative of
the happy unison of two hearts beat
ing afterwards as one.
The ushers were Messrs. Qeo. H.
Blakely and Robt. H. Fleming, who,
like the groomsmen wore full dress
Immediately following the ceremony
the party was conveyed to the olo
gant home of the bride whore a splen
did reception was held. After parti
cipating sumptuously of the dainties
of the dining room the party accom
panied the happy couple to the depot,
where with the fond wishes of the en
tire party they boarded the north
bound train for a bridal tour of the
cities of Interest In the North.
The bride's cake was cut by all
the attendants. Miss Byrd drew the
ring. Miss Blakely drew the wish
bone. Mr. W. B. Sloan, the dime and
Mr. S. J. Cralg the button.
Many tables bearing beautiful gifts
is indicative of the esteem and prom
inence of the contracting partieB.
The out of town guests were MIbs
Edith Mayfleld of Winder, Oa., MIsb
Lizzie Hagan, Due West, S. C. Mr. and
Mrs. J. Livy Watson. Bradley. S. C.
Messrs. S. J. Cralg, W. B. Sloan, J.
B. Brooks, Laurens, S. C. John L.
Watson, Bradley, S. ('.. Rev. J. P.
Pressly, Due West, S. C.
After January fifteenth Mr. and
Mrs. Bryson will be at home In their
new home on West Main street here.
* RURAL POLICE.
It is more than probable that the
suggestion of abolishing the rural po
lice came from some person that is
not in sympathy with the sentiment
of a little minority in the county that
are against the rural police, with the
hope that with its discontinuance
Wind tigers would rise up, and law
lessness increase everywhere and so
disgust people with conditions that
they would be willing to bring the old
people are being mislead by the qiuet
campaign that is being made at the
expense of the rural police, about
blind tigers, and near beer. How many
people are paying any attention to
near beer anyway? If there are many
it sure can't be intoxicating. Where
is the drunkeness? There are, It is
true here and there, individuals, whose
penurlosness so dwarf their moral
sentiments, that they would vote for
destroying the rural police while they
know of the incalculable good It has
done, and knowing the reaction of
crime (including increased danger to
wives and daughters In country dis
tricts) it would assuredly bring, with
the hope of saving ten cents from
their tax. These tnen( they are few)
are of a sort that would encourage
gambling like horse racing, for the
sake of a puny little old revenue.
As for township constables any one
at all familiar with such tilings knows
that they can't do the work on a sal
ary of $r>0.00 or $100.00. If it is pos
sible for them to do the work it would
require such an increase of salary
that would be greater expense than
I suppose the rural police have put
a very considerable part of the amount
required to pay their salary In the way
of fines, |n the treasury, but If they
had not put In one cent, it is one of
the best investments the county ever
We don't believe that in the face of
the reign of law and order and the
great good accomplished by the police
one of the Laurens delegation will ad
vocate Its discontinuance. The writer
has no sort of interest In the matter
beyond the good of our county.
Bloodlne Cour? Checker will quick
ly allay that hacking Irritation ac
companying a severe cough or cold.
Tho safest and surest remedy for chil
dren. Keep a bottle constantly at
Laureus Drug Co., Lnurens, S. C.
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale?Early Dutch and Charles
ton Wakefleld cabbage plants. 20 cents
per hundred. Apply to Mrs. Qeo. F.
Young, Laurens, S. C. 23-2t
Wanted To renl a couple of good
milch cows for an indefinite period.
.1. Wade Anderson, Lnurcns, S. C.
For Sale?Milch cow, fresh with
milk. Apply to W. li. Barksdalo,
I Barksdale station. 23-1t-pd
For Snle?Two good horses. Will
I work anywhere separately or togeth
i er. Price reasonable. Apply at once
to M. L. Motes. 211-1 t-pd
To Kent?A two-horse farm nnd a
one-horse farm, with comfortable
dwelling houses, OUt-butldings and
well Improved. Apply to W. II.
Knight. Laurens, S. C, or Martha C.
Knight, Barksdale, S. C. 23-lt
For Sule?21ft acres, 6 miles north
of Laurens, at $l?.00 per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next year for
G bales. Apply to E. P. Mintcr. 16-tf
For Sale?A scholarship in a lead
ing buniness school not many milos
from this place. Will sell at 1 dis
count. For information apply at this
For Sale?A few nice Pit Game
Cockerels. Apply to J. Broadus Hill,
Ware Shoals, S. C. 23-U
Notice of Teacher's Examination.
There will be an extra examination
for teachers held in the Armory on
Friday, Jan. 12, 1912, beginning
promptly at 9 o'clock, a. m. This ex
amination is given by permission of
the State Bonrd of Education and the
applicants will stand on the usual
GBO. Ix PITTS.
Co. Supt, of Hd.
HIGH GRADE ,
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, are high class;
and our service is the kind
Write for prices.
"BUY OF THE MAKER"
We have just closed one
of our most successful
business years and we take
this opportunity to thank
our many friends and pa
trons, wishing them, one
The highest prices for all kinds of
furs will be paid by S. Poliakoff, Lau
rens, S. C.
Minks from .a,'>e to $7.2r>
Raccoons from.15c to
Skunks from .10c to *!.&?
Opossums from .fie to 7r>c
Musk Ruts from .ftc to BBC
Fox from .25e to $?.00
Otter from .$1.00 to $20.00
Beavers from .T?0c to $8.'>0
Civil Cats from .?e to f??"?e
Wild Cats from .10c to 7?e
All prices will be governed accord
ing to fur market.
Next to Post Offlco
Lnurens, S. C.
|jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featherstone
W. B. Knight
I FERGUSON, FEATHERSTONE & KNIGHT
Attorneys at Law
Lsurens, S. C,
Prompt and careful attention griven
to all business.
Office Over Palmetto Bank.
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