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tlflrje 0trtjertt?er j
gvbeerlpflon Price to $1.00 per Tear
Payable 1c Advance.
ABYRBTI8ER PRINTING COMPANY
Laurens, 8. C
ALISON LEK President
W. O. LAMCASTUR rice-Pres.
ARTHUR LRH Sec. ana Trees.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Otdtnnrlcs and Card of thanks: One
cent a word.
Entered at tb? postoffice at Laurens,
8. C. as second cla6s mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C? JAN CART 17, 1?12.
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The Advertiser ?III bo glad to
receive the local nons of all the
communities In the connty. Cor
respondents arc requested to
sign their name lo the coOtn
butions Letters should not >>c
mailed later than Monday morn
A Charleston merchant is still ad- !
Vertlslng Christmas hams in the News
and Courier. Those hams must be
stale by this time.
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Why it it that every time Editor Rill ;
Gardner gets off an extra stinger on
some of his friends that they come
back by wondering what kind of "mean
liquor" he has been drinking. Every
body knows that Bill never touches a
"drap." People Will begin to think
after a while that he does take a little
??nip" every now and then. We can '
certify to the fact ihat he never has
taken a little one yet.
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In talkinc about the plans for the
curtailment of the cotton crop, we
should always remember that reduc
tion depends in a large measure upon
the supply merchant and bankers. a :
great part of the Smith's crop, like
any other of its products, is produced
on crci:;. In most cases the banker
or merchant stipulates that so much
cotton shall be raised or that so much '
of the debt shall be paid in cotton. In !
this way many farmers are forced to
raise more or less cotton whether they
want to or not. Therefore, when the
farmer is criticized, as lie often is, for
raising more cotton than he should,
we hhould remember that he is not ,
always entirely to blame. The point
is. though, that the supply merchants
and bankers should aid in the reduc
tion campaign by doing whatever they
ran to change this state of affairs. \
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The Columbia, New berry and Lau- J
rens Railroad has just bought two !
handsome passenger engines, but they
are using them for freight service. J
Now, wouldn'1 it be nice if one of
these engines were attached to three
nice, new passenger coaches for Capt.
McCain and Capt. Little to ride in ev- i
ery morning and evening! That would
be fine and then we might pull out ,
our " pass" (.due respects to The New- J
berry Observer) and go down to Co
lumbia feeling like we were riding j
in some style. Really now, we ought
to have a nice and new train. Nice
depots have been built and a great j
deal of good work has been done and I
is being done on the roadbed, but if a j
little bit more were undertaken and
?we had, that fine train, we might be
satisfied for awhile. At least, until
?we begin to want something eise.
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Till r im: (?1 mr. ROTT.
Because it has been so generally
charged, without a denial, that the res
ignation of .lames a. Hoyt, as editor
of The Columbia Record was due to
the stand he took against race track
gambling, it seems to us to be admit
ted as true. It Is a pity that Mr.
Hoyt's zeal in this good cause should
have aroused the enmity of "the mon
eyed interest" in Columbia, but it did
and Mr. Hoyt is temporarily a man
without n job. However, we are quite
sure that his well known ability as
a newspaper man and his fearless
sense of duty to the public will win
for him an even more desirable place
than that which he has Just left. We
know it will be more congenial.
However, his enforced resignation
suggests several things to our mind.
Are the righteous efforts of such a
newspaper, as Mr. Hoyt made The
Record, really appreciated and' are
each efforts financially profitable An
answer to either of these questions is
In itself an answer to the other. If a
newspaper's efforts to uphold the right
and protect the morals of the people
are appreciated, the paper will c>e sup
ported and R? business sheet will
show a profit. If rot, then the pa
per will necessarily suffer finan
cially and a financial failure im
plies every other kind of fail
ure, for whon it begins to be a losing
proposition it must necessarily sus
pend and there its influence, be It ever
ao little, ends entirely. On the other
hand if the people whom a newspa
per serves (and it does serve) really
appreciate what its management tries
to do and shows by ii? eupport that
it does appreciate it, then it will prove
profitable from a financial standpoint
and it is enabled by this very pros
perity to make a bigger and better pa
per and at the same time extend its
sphere of Influence.
The question often arises with news
paper uxcii, will it be safe from a finan
cial standpoint to undertake a cam
paign against some evil. In other
words has the paper enough confidence
In the constituency it serves to war
rant a belief that its efforts will be
appreciated and seconded by that con
stituency? The question often arises
and in many cases a decision is made
against the needed campaign. And the
blame should not be attached to the
newspaper but rather to the people it
In tlie case of Mr. Hoyt it seems that
he chose to go in the teeth of Colum
bia opinion and mako a fight for what
he thought was right, regardless of
the consequences. Between the right
and the wrong he chose the right and
with the support of his people failing
him. he w-?nt down.
A question of real interest all over
the state now is. when and where will
he "come back.*' His departure from
this state would be a great loss.
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THE HOSIERY MILL,
There has been so much said and
written of conditions at the hosiery
mill that it is right and proper to
hold an investigation. The commit
tee of the state senate will no doubt
go thoroughly into the matter. We
hope the investigation will be com
plete and that if the governor's charg
es are correct he will be given cred
it for what he has recommended,
and that if the administration at the
penitentiary is proper the legislature
will give a clean bill of health. Wm.
H. Glenn of Anderson is one of the
directors of the penitentiary Let
the investigation be thorough and let
the truth come to light.?Anderson
The Daily Mail has gotten off the
track again in this hosiery mill mat
ter. No further investigations by lay
men are necessary at the hosiery mill.
Investigators have gone there in
plenty and all of them agree that Supt
Griffith is doing all that he can to keep
the place clean. And he is keeping
the place clean. Thai's all that a com
mittee from the Senate could certify
to. No charges are being made that
"administration at the penitentiary"
Is not proper. Everybody admits that
it is proper. Everybody will admit al
so that Wm. H. Glenn, of Anderson,
is one of the directors. All that is
well and good. But the conditions at
the hosiery mill though apparently
sanitary are unhealthy and are of that
character which demands advice from
those who by study and profession are
able to give advice The State Board of
Health, whose duty is to give such ad
vice and information, has declared
that the hosiery mill is not health
ful. It does not say that the hosiery
mill is not clean. It says not health
ful. Now, if the State Board of Health
is not competent to advise on such
matters, pray tell us who is! Is a Sen
The Senate committee has no need
to make an inspection of its own.
What it should do is to have a report
from the State Board of Health and if
it decides that the Board is wrong,
the committee might recommend that
the incompetent Board be turned
off, get a new one and then go and
make the investigation personally.
There is no further truth to come to
light. The truth has already come
to light. The thing to be done is to
act on the truth that is already out.
Used Want Ad.
Mr. W. H. Barksdalc. of the Barks
dale section, was in the city one day
the latter part of last week. In speak
ing of a want ad that he placed in
The Advertiser the week before offer
ing a cow for sale, he said that the
day after the ad appeared he sedd the
cow as a direct result. This only goes
to shoW, as has been stated a number
of times lately, that a want ad nearly
always brings results. However, It
must not be expected that a want ad
will create a demand for something
that is not salable. To get the proper
results from an advertising campaign,
be it ever so small, the goods adver
tised must have some value. It must
not be expected that if some one has
an old 6ow that is no good, turning
gray with age and ready to be carried
to the bone yard, that a want ad will
bring a buyer. It will not do it. It
might bring someone who wants to
buy, but after he sees the animal that
is advertised he will not buy. The
purpose of an advertisement is to tell
the public what you have which the
public wants. Do not expect to sell
an undesirable article by advertising.
It cannot be done successfully.
When given as soon as the oroupy
cough appears Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will ward off ar attack of
croup and prevent all flanges- and
cause of anxiety. Thousands of moth
ers use it successfully. Sold by all
We are showing splandid values in
Imported Donner Sets, great variety
of decorations and prices.
S. M. ft B. H. Wilkes & Co.
? MOFSTVILLE KEYTS. ?
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Mountvillc, Jan. 16.?To resist' and
overcome a temptation 1b heroic, but
to be overcome by one Is not manly.
No one deserves credit for being
tempted but honor belongs to him who
has the moral strength and courage to
resist an evil. A Sunday snow may be
a temptation to some to violate the
Sabbath, but only the careless and un
thoughted will be caught by iL To
violate the Sabbath is a moral wrong.
Last Sunday we heard several gun |
shots and two men came into our yard j
and said they had tracked a rabbit to
our garden. They asked if they might
track him up and kill him "to keep
him from eating up your pallet." You
86e they were kind and thoughtful in
trying to save our "sallet", but entire
ly indifferent to the proper observance
of the day. Our answer, however,
saved the rabbit, at least for that day.
and the men. somewhat disappointed
at the loss of their game, went on their
It is said there are three events in j
the history of any one's life which the j
Bible justifies in making especially
prominent by sacred celebration.
These are birth, marriage, and death.
While the two first are usually occa- i
sions of praise and gladness, the last !
always brings sorrow and grief. The ?
two deaths which have recently oc
curred in this immediate sect'on were
especially sad and full of grief. That
of Mrs. J. C. Benjamin, which occurred '
at the Laurens County Hospital twot
weeks ago, removed a devoted wife, a
kind mother, and a Christian lady
from our midst. The other death was !
that of Mrs. Carry Graham, the young '
wife of Mr. Calhoun Graham, which
occurred last Monday morning after
a lingering illnees of several months.
Mrs. Graham leaves a husband, a five i
months old child, and a number of
ether relatives in deep mourning over
her early and unexpected departure.
She was the oldest daughter, of Mr.;
and Mrs. Wm. B. Boyd. Her remains
were laid to rest in the Presbvterian
cemetery of this place Tuesday af- |
ternoon, Rev. J. A. Martin conducting
the funarr.1 services. All the bereaved \
have our sincere sympathy in their
Mr. Arthur Tengue lost by death 1
his only horse one day last week.
Mr. Jas. H. Madden, who has been j
living in town since his house was ;
burned a few years ago, has moved
back to his farm.
We learn that just across Beaver- i
dam Creek on the Dunlap place, some
families are camped in the woods dur
ing this cold weather. It is said they
are moving from North Carolina to
Georgia and are traveling in covered
The Mountvilie Bank opened up for
business this morning with C. M. Ful
ler, cashier, in charge.
Sunday was the coldest day ex'peri
c-nced here in several years.
BALI? IlcADS NOT WAKTED.
Baldness is too Generali} Considered a
Siim of Advanced Age.
A bald-headed person does not have
an equal chance with one blessed with
a healthy head of hair, because bald
ness is too generally accepted as an
indication of age. Many large corpor
ations have established an age limit,
and refuse to take men over 35 years
of age as new employees.
Probably 6f? per cent of bald-headed
people may regain a good head of
healthy hair if they will follow our
advice and accept our offer. We have
a remedy that we positively guarantee
to grow hair on any head, unless the
roots of the hair are entirely dead,
their follicles closed, and the scalp
has become glazed and shiny. We
want people to try this remedy at our
risk, with the distinct understanding
that unless it does exactly what we
claim it will, and gives satisfaction in
every respect, we shall make no
charge for the remedy used during the
We know exactly what we are talk
ing about and with this offer back of
our statements no one should scoff,
doubt our word, or hesitate to put our
remedy to an actual test.
We want every one in Laurens who
is suffering from any scalp or hair
trouble, dandruff, failing hair, or bald
ness to try our Rexall "W Hair Tonis.
We want them to use it regularly?say
until three bottles have been used?
and if it does not eradicate dandruff,
cleanse and refresh the scalp, tighten
the hair in its roots, and grow new
hair, we will return every cent paid
us for the remedy for the mere asking.
There is no formality exjectedt and
we exact no obligation from the user
We are established right here in
Laurens, and make this offer with a
full understanding that our business
success entirely depends upon the sort
of treatment we accord our customers,
and we would not dare make ?ie above
offer unless we were posttirel? certain
that we could substantiate it In every
particular. Remeber, you can obtain
Iexall Remedies in Oils community on
ly at our store?The Rexall Store. Tbs
Laurens Drug Co.. 108 Mala street,
Laurens,( S. C
EYE, EAR, KOSE AID THHOAT SPE
M. R. Favllle, M. !>.. wishes to an
nounce that he has offices on the third
floor of ??e Grier A Park building.
Greenwood, and Is equipped to fit
glasses, and treat diseases of the eye,
ear, nose and throat
Office hours?# to 1 and 2 to 4.
Sundays my appointment.
? TOM BROWN AXD THE MOOX
Big Tom Brown was one of the
strongest men of Dials township. But
few men wanted to come in contact
with Tom's fist. He ovrlookcd our
plantation. One spring morning he
was planting corn and Edmund Bolt
rode by on his way to the mill. He
stopped and accosted Brown. "I say
Tom you are planting your corn the
wrong time of the moon! It will all
run to stalk and have no ears."
"Mr. Bolt, 1 am making my crop
this year on the earth. I am not farm
ing upon the moon!"
It is surprising how many of our
people believe in moon farming. We
all know the sun gives us light, and
its heat is the life of all plants. But
as to the inouence of the moon on
vegetable life 1 know not what con
trol it has over plant and life.
One man contends that all root
crops must be planted a certain time
of the moon, so the crop will not run I
to stalk, but make root. Another says.
"Plant all crops that make ears above
the ground a different time of the
moon, so you will make big grains and
ears and small stalks." Another says.
1 cut all my stove wood with the light
of the moon, so it "will dry out quick
and burn well. 1 split my fence rails
the same way, so they will last long.
1 go a fishing a certain time of the
moon, nnd when the wind is coming
from the south, or my catch will be
light. Another will castrrtc his stock,
when the sign is in the feet, so they
will not bleed too much.
There is stil much superstition, be
lief in haunts, and witch-craft in the
land. W. D. S.
It quickly kills the dandruff germs
that's why dnnd-i.ff vanirhes r.o
promptly when PARISIAN sage is
PAR1SI V\ S IGE
is Guaranteed bj
Laurens Drug Co.
to eradicate dandruff, to stop falling
hair and itching scalp, or money
Get a fifty cent bottle today and
become acquainted at once with the
most delightful hair dressing in the
"I gladly recommend it as the
best hair tonic 1 have ever known. 1
find it the only hair tonic that will
cure dandruff, cleanse the scalp, and
ake the hair grow long and beauti
' " Miss Signa Ahl, 2 Farwell St..
W. Worcester. Mass.
State ?I South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Wilmington Savings & Trust Company.
R. G. Franks, Nancy M. Franks. W.
L. Gray and Palmetto Bank of Lau
rens. S. C, Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court in
the above Mated case, 1 will sell at
public outcry, to the highest bidder,
at Laurens C. H? S. C. on salesday
in February next, being Monday, the
T.th day of the month, during the legal
hours of such sales the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot, piece or parcel of land
lying, being and situate on Chestnut
and Earle streets in the city of Lau
rens, county and state aforesaid, con
taining one half an acre, more or less,
with the following metres and bounds:
fronting on said Chestnut street 198
links and on Earle street 251 links,
bounded by said streets and lots of
W. C. Irby and lot formerly owned by
Beatrice Yeargin, being the lot con
veyed to Nancy M. Franks by W. C
Irby on March IS, 189*!. the deed there
to being recorded in Book 8 page 214
in Clerk of Court's office for Laurens
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel
of land lying, being and situate with
: in two miles of Laurens C. H.. on Clin
; ton road, county and state aforesaid.
Containing forty one (41) acres, more
1 or less, bounded by lands of Mrs. E.
.1. Garlington, .1. D. Childress and oth
1 ers. being the tract conveyed to R.
G. Franks, by Sallie Ballew on June
? 11, 19(?r., and known as part of the
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel
of land lying, being and situate with
in two miles of Laurens C. H. on Clin
ton road, county and stato aforesaid,
containing eighty four <K4) acres,
more or less, bounded by !ands of Hi
ram Garlington, Mart Hunter and
others, being the tract conveyed to
R. G. Franks, by B. F. Ballew on June
11, 1906, and known as the Burnside
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel of
land lying, being and situate about
two miles from Laurens C. H., adjoin
ing the above described tract of land,
containing 30 1-2 acres, more or less,
and known as the W. B. Motte place,
bounded by lands known as W. B.
Motte place, the Scott Templeton place
Jim Allen, Hiram Garlington and R.
Said lands sold upon the follow
ing terms: One half cash, and the bal
ance on a credit of one year, to be
secured by the bond of the purchaser,
and a mortgage of the premises, the
eerdlt portion to bear legal interest
from day of sale with the leave of
purchaser to pay entire bid In cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers and if
purchaser falls to comply with terms
of sale, said premises to be resold at
Ms risk, upon the same or some sub
sequent salesday, upon same terms.
JOHN D. OWIWQ8,
Sheriff Laurens County.
Dated this 15th day of January. A.
D. 1912. 25-8*
We have the largest line and low
est prices on Knives and Porks to be
found anywhere, call and see them.
8. M. ft E. H. Wllkes ft Co.
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
For Sale?Registered Jersey bull
for pile or service. Can be found at
Eichelberger barn. 26-tt
For Sale?One 12 horse power AJax
Engine on cornlsh boiler and one Lid
dell Saw Mill with Heacock feed in
good condition. J. H. Tumblin Broth
ers. Hickory Tavern, Gray Court, R.
F. D. 4. 26-3t-pd
For Sale?Cow fresh in milk, third
calf. J. S. Todd, R. F. D. 3, Gray
Court. S. C. 26-lt-pd
Tno Colts For Sale?Nice mare colt
and splendid mule colt. Will sell
cheap, for cash or credit. D. E. Todd,
R. F. D. 1, Laurens, S. C. 26-lt-pd
Farms For Rent?One two-horse
farm and one one-horse farm for rent.
Good houses, well improved land. Ap
ply to W. B. Knight. Laurens. S. C.
We Want?you as a customer. 1 now
have In charge the Whitlock shop,
have excellent blacksmith and wood
workman. Will also grind corn Tues
days. Thursday and Saturdays. Do
business with us. We'll endeavor to
please vou. S. N. Crisp. Mountville.
S. C. 25-tf
HORSES FOR SALE: ? I have a
young bay horse for sale. Any lady
can drive him. He is perfectly safe,
not afraid of automobiles nor trains
and will work to anything. S. W.
LOWE, Cross Hill. S. C. 24?4t
FOR RENT:?Five room cottage,
splendid neighborhood, corner Sullivan
and Martin streets.
Applv to W. G. Lancaster.
24 St Enterprise Bank.
For Sale?219 acres, G miles north
of Laurens, nt $15.00 per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next year for
G bales. Apply lo E. P. Minter. IG-tf
For Salt??A scholarship in a lead
ing business school not many miles
from this place. Will sell at dis
count. For information apply at this
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS.
Realizing the fact that a great num
ber of taxpayers residing within the
city limits of the City of Laurens do
not understand fully the workings of
the two tax departments, county and
city; and in order that none need be
ignorant of the facts. 1 take this op
portunity of explaining the facts in
During the months of January and
February of each year, all taxpayers
are required to make a return of
their property to the county auditor,
and during or about the same period
each year the city treasurer makes up
his tax books from the books of the
County Auditor of the previous year.
So all parties who have returned prop
erty to the county auditor for the year
1911 taxes, now due and payable to
the county treasurer, will also be due
city taxes on this same return, paya
ble to the city treasurer during Feb
ruary and March, 1912.
1 have nothing, whatever, to do with
the city taxes, but am merely calling
attention to this matter knowing that
some have already been put to extra
expense for the simple reason that
they did not know.
Very respect fully,
J. W. Thompson,
Auditcr Laurens Co.
A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride.
To warn people of a fearful forest
fire in the Catskills a young girl rode
horseback at midnight and saved many
lives. Her deed was glorious but lives
are often saved by Dr. Ring's New Dis
covery in curing lung trouble, coughs
and colds, which might have ended in
consumption or pneumonia. "It cured
me of a dreadful cough and lung dis
ease." writes W. R. Patterson, Wel
lington. Tex., "after four in our fam
ily had died with consumption, and
1 gained 87 pounds." Nothing so sure
and safe foi all throat and lung trou
bles Price 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
tle free. Guaranteed by Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
See our line of Sideboards, the best
values ever shown in Laurens
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes A Co
Executors, Administrators, Trustees
and Guardians are reminded that the
period for filing their annual returns
commences on the first day of Janu
ary every year.
O. G. Thompson,
Nov. 29. 1911.?tf. Judge of Probate.
License for the Traffic in Seed Cotton
and Unpacked Lint Cotton in I.mi
re ns County. S. C, for the
Tear A. I>. 1912.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly of South Carolint approved
the 18th day of February, A. D. 1905.
Be it resolved by the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners of Laurens County,
In the State of South Carolina, in reg
ular annual meeting assembled; That
the license for traffic in Seed Cotton
and Unpacked Lint Cotton within the
limits of said county for and during
the period beginning the 15th day of
August and ending the 20th day of
December of the year A. D. 1912, be
and the same Is hereby fixed in the
sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dol
lars: All licenses to be issued by the
Clerk of Court of said county as pro
vided by law.
Done at I^aurens, 8. C. this the 4th
day of January, A. D. 1912.
H. B. HUMBERT, Supervisor,
Chairman of the Board of
Clerk of the Board.
HIGH GRADE ft
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 onojj^
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 klrub
f.irs will he paid by S. Poliakoff, La
rens, S. C.
Mini.s from .85c to ???'-'?'
Raccoons from.15c to j
Skunks from .10c to $KM"
Opossums from .5c to
Musk Rats from .5c to ?"> >
Fox from .25c to $6.'*'
Otter from .$1.00 to $20.0(1
Reavers from .50c to
Civit Cats fr.m .5c to 5*?<
Wild Cats from .10c to <
All prices will be governed see
ing to fur market
Next to Tost Office Laurens, S
Par-a-sit-i-cide cures itch ar
mange ir 30 minutes. PimpU*
and Ringworms quickly. Price
50c at jim
LAU RENS DRUG CO. ^
60c by mail or express fr??1
Dr. L. J. Sharp & Co., Commerdf^,
Ga. Guaranteed. "Take no
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featherstono
W. B. Knight
PER0USON, PEATHERSTONE ft KN10I T ?
Attorneys at Law
Laarens, S. C,
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business.
Office Over Palmetto Bank.