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LATHENS, S. ('? JANUARY 24, 1012.
Tho Advertiser will be glad to
recelTO the local news of nil tho
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the conlrl*
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than .Monday morn
Tho Advertiser ndmits that it got
tired of reading Hit use messages and
let slip that one on the hosiery mill.
We'll have t<> give that to Tho Daily
Mail. However. WO had already
"sworn off." Wo are just a little
cranky oil tho hosiery mill subject
For aeme months wo have been
publishing extracts from Dun's Woek
1> Heview. We hope that they have
proved of value to some of our read
ers. Wo have no way of Unding out,
however, hut we would like to know
just how many of our subscribers read
this column. We hardly know how
better to place before our readers the
market conditions as they exist than
by these extracts. We hope that they
are followed closely by all of our
readers, especially our cotton raisers.
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WILL HE BE PARDONED?
What Is the motive behind the pub
licity given the conversation between
W. It. Avant and his attorney at the
State penitentiary? Or, more proper
ly, what Is the motive of the prisoner
and his attorney? In other words
"What are they after?" Some
thing must be behind the story given
out by the prisoner or be most proba
bly would not have given it out. If
nothing tangible is to bo gained, what
reason has he got to be telling the
gruesome story at this late day? Why
has be not told it before?
IiOt's look at the situation. Avant
is in the penitentiary with bis sen
tence staring him in the face, a par
don being a last resort. Ringham,
the man who now Is to shoulder all
the blame, is free. He has eluded ar
rest until now and It is natural to sup
pose that he will continue to do so. He
occupies just such a position as a
dead witness: he cannot deny a charge
nor can he suffer any penalty. Not
only is be unable to defend himself
but, were he guilty, no harm can come
to him since be cannot be found.
Therefore, lor Avant to place all
blame on Blgham and go free himself
appears to be the object in view.
Witness the insinuating charge of
Avant: thai Dlgham had been at him
constantly during the day "that some
one was intent upon doing him bodily
harm, and then, "he does not know
wind her hlfl friend (Ringham) had
any purpose in view in these stories
or not ; he does not think it is likely."
Hut why docs he make this suggestion
unless he wants the reader to gath
er from it that Ringham really bad
Homo purhose in view? We are really
to believe that blgham had a sinister
object in vi. w when be kept warning
bim during the day.
It appears to us as if Avant is liv
ing to place the moral responsibility
fortbe crime upon his friend, who is
out of reach of the law, with the ob
ject seekinf^ a pardon. The story is
not at all plausible.
in this connection, it might be well
to ask, has any real effort been put
forth to natch Dr. Ringham? Is the
forfeited bond, which by law Is to be
used for this purpose, being used for
this purposo of has It been placed
somowhere else. Something Is behind
this tragedy which has never come out.
Both of these men should be made to
suffer for their crime.
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ON GOOD AND BAD ROADS.
"'Citizen" comes out strong on the
road proposition in this Issue of The
Advertiser. "Citizen" calls for help.
Ho calls on the supervisor for help,
lie calls on "Mr..Editor" for help and
he seenis to be willing to call on most
anybody for help. He fails to call on
oae person, though, who could help
If he would, and that person Is him
?elf. Whon we say "Citizen" should
call on himself, we take ''Citizen''
collectively nnd mean that all the cit
izens should call on themselves. If
the people who travel tho roads are
not willing to cooperate to work the)
roads themselves', by doing a little
personal work in' the way of using the
split log drag, they should be willing
to afford the supervisor tho means to,
work them with. Beautiful plans for
working roads do not amount to much
so long as. the money is not forth-com
ing with which to put tho plans into
execution. The plain facts about the
road business Is that the county has
not at its disposal enough money to
mako any permanont improvements
with. So long as this money is not
forthcoming, Just so long will we havo
to put up with bad roads after each
successive severe wet spell.
Tho split log drag is an excellent
road Instrument if it is used. Its not
of much value as a subject of conver
sation. Mr. Humbert has not at his
command enough money to drag every
road in the county arter each rain,
although he docs drag some of them.
He hasn't enough money to make such
improvements as would do away with
the necessity of dragging the roads
after each rain. Therefore, what is
to be done? Wither enough money
must he voted him (in the way of
bonds) to make permanent improve
ments, or enough money must be fur
nished him yearly to work all the
roads after and during each muddy
spell or the people living along the
roads must assist In keeping them up.
Thoso three alternatives stare us in
the face and they cannot be dodged.
What is to bo done?
Let "Citizen" or someone else make
Whatever Is to ho done will require
cooperation ami an expenditure of
some money. Wo believe that the
properous and broad-minded people
of Laurona county are willing to do
what can be done in this matter.
A Mail Order Deal.
Down in Oklahoma the other day a
man went into a store to buy a saw.
He saw the kind he wanted and asked
the price, it was $1.66, the dealer
"Good" gracious" said the man. "I
can get the same thing from Sears.
Roebuck & Co. for $1.36."
"That's less than it cost me." said
the dealer, "but I'll sell it on the same
, terms as the mail order house just
"All right." said the customer. "You
can send it along and charge it to
"Not on your life," the dealer re
plied. "N'o charge accounts. You
can't ihi business with the mail order
house that way. Kork over the cash."
The customer complied.
"Now 2 cents for postage and 5 cents
for a money order."
"Certainly, you have to send a let
ter and a money order to a mail order
house, you know."
The customer, Inwardly raving, kept
to his agreement and paid the nickel.
"Now 2.", cents expressive."
"Well. I'll be-," he said, hut paid
It. saying "Now hand me that
saw and I'll take It home myself and
be rid of this foplory."
"Hand it to you? Where do you
think you are? You're in Oklahoma
and I'm In Chicago, and you'll have
to wait two weeks for that saw."
Whereupon the dealer bung the saw
on a peg and put the money In his
"That makes $1.07," he said. "It has
cost you 2 cents more and taken you
two weeks longer to get it than If
you had paid my price in the first
LETTER FROM "CITIZEN." *
I havo been thinking for some time
of writing something relative to our
country roads. In almost every sec
tion of tho county they are well-nigh
impassible. Ruts and . tches and
wash-outs I find on all the roads and
what we want Is a remedy for these
conditions. Farmers can't go to town
only with difficulty, mail carriers
can't make their rounds, doctors can't
go to sot their patients, children can't
go to school?all because of the rough
The only good thing wo can possibly
see about the rough roads is they
won't let the automobiles run. Now
Mr. Editor wo want you to help us
secure bettor roads. Our supervisor
Is not to blame, he has his hands full
and Just can't get around and scrape
all tho roads?Now we have one sug
gestion nnd to put it briefly it is this:
, Let tho supervisor employ a man .In
every township or community to go
over the roads with a split-log drag
and ..moothe the rough places and
ruts down. This cortalnly would help
mat torn. Mr. Editor can't you help
us out with this road campaign? We
LaurenH, S. C, R. F. D. No. A.
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Friends of the Newspapers.
A supporter of Hon. Kolell Blease
sends us,a 35 cents subscription, ac
companied by the following letter: .
I will wach your paper for the next
30 days. You have got grate room for
improvement to sute me, but 1 hope
you will do so. Gov. Blease has not
been treeted fair by your paper, but
of course much beter than by some
others, they wool hat boys only Wants
fair play and fair play we must have.
All right, wool hat boys, the Journal
Will give Blease fair play. We havo
never done otherwise. In fact, the
Journal is one of lllease's favorite
newspapers. We think this because
be has never called any member of
our staff "an infamous liar" or a
"half-bred negro." In fact, "dirty
coward" is about as far as the gover
nor has ever been referring to any
member of the Journal staff and this.
In comparison with the epithets he
burls at other newspaper men. must
bo considered a sort of compliment.
Therefore we are trying to give the
governor a square deal. We print
only the truth about him and a little
of that goes a long ways.
As a matter of fact, we are enjoying
the reign of the Honorable Blease.
From a newspaper standpoint he is
the greatest governor who ever gov
erned. The newspapers want news
and Blease supplies it in steady,
startling, undhninlshod and uninter
He Is tho best friend the newspa
pers have with the exception of those
Who send along their subscriptions
In cash like the author of the above
letter. With Blease to furnish the
news and bis supporters to furnish
the sinews of war we feel that the
Journal is singularly fortunate.?
Why is it that every time Editor
Bill Gardner gtts off an extra stinger
on some of Iiis friends that they come
back by wondering what kind of
"mean liquor" .he has been drinking.
Everybody knows that Bill never
touches a "drap." People will begin
to think after a while that be does
take/a little "nip" every now and then.
We can certify to the fact that he
never has taken a little one yet.?
This doesn't count for much. We
never knew Charlie Hearon to take a
"little" one, but?
Gone to the Bnd.
A Charleston merchant is still ad
vertising Christmas hams In The
News and Courier. The Laurens Ad
vertiser remarks that they must be
pretty stale by this time. We can't
see that that is any of The Adver
tiser's business. If the Charleston
people want to buy and eat stale ham
that's their business. Now we would
not blame Tho Advertiser for rais
ing a howl if auch a thing was at
tempted In Laurens or anywhere In
this section of the country but why
worry about Charleston any more?
Those people down there don't ap
preciate It. -Greenville Piedmont.
If The Laurens Advertiser should
succeed in regulating the age of the
bams the people of Charleston eat.
after a while it would try to drive
the blind tigers out or some other
equally foolish stunt.?Greenville
Even The Intelligencer.
There seems to be little doing in
the general assembly this week except
the consideration of tho vetoes of the
governor and It does look as If the
general assembly has really gone wild
on Ihe subject of these vetoes. If the
governor is for anything, It Is gener
ally the case that the general assem
bly will think that there is something
wrong with It and will light It, even
though bev might have previously sup
It Is a most remarkable? situation,
end thee seems really to be none so
poor as to \o him honor.
Such a remarkable lo?'s of Influence
and support has never before been
shown In the state, It Is safe to wagor.
Ave, Farewell, Goodbye.
Our good flrend, the Laurens Ad
vertiser, says In qoutlng a recent edi
torial from The Daily Mail, "The
Dally Mall has. gotton off the track
again In this hosiery mill matter,"
We fear that tho Advertiser does It
self an injustice for The Dally Mail
and the Laurens paper have been to
gether all the time, and if wo were
off the truck, so was our neighbor.
But this time The Advertiser is
either off the track or Is asleep at
the switch. Does it not know that
the governor's office sent to the gen
eral assembly a special message mak
ing charges against tho penitentiary
management? That Is the reason
why we say there should be an in
vestigation of the affairs of the pen
itentiary. One of the substantial
"men of Anderson county, W. H.
Glenn, Is a director of that Institu
tion and his friends here would like
to see this whole matter settled once
and for all. Now, how does the Ad
vertiser call that being "off the track."
As to the hosiery mill, the Adver
tiser and The Dally Mall have
agreed. Dr. Robert Wilson, chair
man of the state board of health
has practically sustained What The'
Dally Mall has presented?that the
board of health has not made charges
of vlthy and foul conditions at the
hosiery mill. Tho clasB of work
or environment is what the board
of health has criticised. The Daily
Mall has never disputed the finding
of the state board of health, but the
position of this paper has merely
been that there was no occasion for
such hysterical denunciation of the
hosiery mill as has been heard In
sonic parts of the state.
That's all, and that ought to bo
plain enough, for anv one.
And wo will add this?that while
tho hosiery mill may be unhealthy
as a place in which to work it is?
lose majeste be hanged?a deal more
tidy than some doctor's offices we
have seen.?Anderson Daily Mail.
A Girl's Wild Midnight Hide.
To warn people of a fearful for? st
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. IKng'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 bad died with consumption, and
I gained ST pounds." Nothing so sure
ami safe for all throat and hint; trou
bles. Price ."ilic ami $1.(10. Trial bot
tle free. Guaranteed by I.aurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Hack in the Toils.
BroadU8 Workman, an ox-convict
who has only been out of tho peni
tentiary for a few months, was again
arrested on the place of Mr. Wess W.
Madden, near Mountville. last week
charged with general rowdyism and
carrying concealed weapons. He lias
been placed in jail to await trial.
When given as soon as the croupy
Cough appears Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will ward off an attack of
croup and prevent all danger" and
cause of anxiety. Thousands of moth
ers use it successfully. Sold by all
EYE, EAII, NOSE AND THROAT SPK
M. R. Faville, M. D., wishes to an
nounce that be has offices on the third
floor of tho Grier & Pi rk building.
Greenwood, and is equipped to fit
glasses, and treat diseases of the eye,
ear. nose and throat.
Olfico hours?0 to 1 and 2 to 1.
Sundays my appointment.
? SPECIAL NOTICES.
Mules for Sale?One pair of mules
for Bale, cash or on time. Fine bar
gain. See me at once. H. Douglas
Cray, Laurens. S. C. 26-3t
For Sale?One Number 6 Remington
Typewriter, In good condition, for
$2f>.00. Harris Llthla Springs Co., Har
ris Springs, S. C. 2G-4t
For Sale?Two nice residences in
the city of Laurens, well located in
a popular neighborhood and fitted with
modern conveniences. Large corner
fots. Apply to Dr. W. H; Dial. 26-tf
For Sale -Two mules and one mare,
cheap for ensh. Apply at W. H, Hud
gens & Co.. or to Dr. W. H. Dial 26-tf
For Rent?One small cottage on
Simpson street. Also suite of office
rooms in Dial building. Apply to Dr.
W. H. Dial. 26-t.f
Lost One setter dog. white with
lemon ticked bead and ears. Answers
to name "Joe". Suitable reward If
returned to Thos. I. Swygert, Watts
For Rent?-1 two horse farm and 1
one horse farm, at Witte place. .New
bluldingSj rich land Apply to E, P.
Minter, Laurens. S. C. 26-tf
Lost?A gold scarf pin with moon
stone set, enclosed In envelope from
Win. Solomon's Jewory store. A rea
sonable reward will'be paid upon re
turn of the pin to Jno. ?ugt. Marks
Notice- All persons are forbidden
to biro or harbor one .lohn Jacks, who
is under contract to me for the year
MH2. P. M. Bailey, Laurens, S. C.
For Sale One 12 horse power Ajax
Engine on cornlsh boiler and ono Lid
dell Saw Mill with Heacock feed in
good condition. J. H. Tumblln Broth
ers, Hickory Tavern, Gray Court, R.
F. I). 4. 25-3t-pd
We Want--you as a customer. I now
have in charge the Whltlock 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 you. 8. N. Crisp, Mountville,
S. C. 25-tf
HORSES FOR SALE: -I have a
young bay horse for Bale. Any lady
can drive him. He is perfectly safe,
not afraid of automobiles ner trains
and will work to anything. S. W.
I/)WE, Cross Hill, S. G._24?4t
IP FOR "RENT*:?Five room cottage,
splendid neighborhood, comer Sullivan
and Martin streets.
Apply to W. G. Lancaster,
24 3t Enterprise Bank.
For Sale?A scholarship In a lead
ing business school not many miles]
from this place. Will soil at dis
count. For Information apply at this
The only Baking Powder made
from Reya I Crape Cream of Tartar
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IIA IIIIN NEWS. ?
Rabun, Jan. 23.?Mrs. Rebecca Ow
ens and daughter, Miss Edna, spent
last Wednesday with Mr. Lewis Ma
haffoy and family ot Eden and with
Mr. and Mrs. Boardie Owens Wednes
Mr. Houston Babb spent Tuesday
night at the home of Mr. ('. A. Boll
of Eden, and Wednesday night at the
home of Wright Martin of Eden.
Mr. 1.aureus Mahon was in Laurons
Saturday on business.
Messrs Earl Bnbb and Stewart Ma
hon were In Laurens Saturday.
Miss Mae Babb spent several days
last week with Mrs. Nancy Owens.
Mrs. Solomon Mahaffey of Eden sec
tion spent Saturday night with Mrs.
Nancy Owens and son Dennis, and
Sunday with Mrs. Rebecca Owens.
Misses Bettle Weeks and Alllo Babb
were Visb?rs of Miss Vivian Owons
of Eden community Saturday night.
Miss Bettle Weeks was the visitor
Of Mr. Walter Baldwin and family Sat
urday night and Sunday.
Mr. .lohn Boyd of Greenville spent
Friday night with Mr. T. F. Mahb.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wasson and
little daughter Nellie of Friendship
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
The snow left us last Friday, hope
it will be some time oeforo we have
another one as the llrst one Stayed
with us so long.
Mr. W. D. Owens killed a hog Fri
day ,and ho thought it weigh . 500
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
Laurens Drug Co.. Laurens, S. C.
* FHO.YI A NEGRO TENANT.
Editor The Advertiser.
1 want to say right here that as long
as we negroes have to plant nothing
hut cotton that we can never pay our
debts. Wo ought to try to work out
living out at home. We can do this
by raising corn, peas, wheat, potatoes,
pumpkins, hogs, chickens and all that
goes for food and then wc will not
have the^e things to buy and then our
debts will be small and we can make
a little cotton and pay a small debt.
I have tried both and when I raised
all of these things I got along alright.'
lust as potn as I quit and planted
nothing but cotton I failed to pay my
debts. We can raise mote than we
can cat In one year, but we can buy
more than we can pay for out of noth
ing but. cotton. If you want to sink
fiist, just raise nothing but cotton.
Medicines that aid nature arc al
ways most, effectual. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy nets on this plan. It
allays the cough, relieves the lungs,
opens the secretions and aids nature
in restoring the system to a healthy
condition. Thousands have tostlfled
to Iis superior excellence. Sold by
MEDICAL SOCIETY MEETING.
Profitable Monthly Meeting Hold In
the Ofllce of Dr. Holfo K. Hughe*
The county .Medical Society mot
Monday morning hi the office of Dr.
It. K. Hughes. Quito a large number
of the members were present and a
profitable mooting was held. Dr. Isi
dore Schayer read a most excellent pa
per, which was freely commented up
on by all those who were present.
Dr. Prod Klugh, of Cross Hill, was
appointed as a delegate to represent
the society at the meeting of the Tri
State Medical Society which is to be
hold in Columbia, Dr. .1. L. Fenneii
was appointed alternate.
At the recent election for officers fot
the coming year the following were
Dr. T. l.. W. Ualloy, of Clinton,
Dr. .1. l.. Fcnnoll, Wntorloo, 1st vlco
Dr. \V. II. Dial. I aureus, 2nd vico
Dr. Prod Klugh, doss Hill, 3rd
Dr. .1. li. Tongue, Laurcns, Sccrc
Dr. A. .1. Christopher, Lauren .
For sore throat there is positlvob
no remedy that will relieve so
quickly and cure permanently the
most aggrevated case, as Bloodlne
Laurens Drug Co., Laurcns, S. C.
We have just closed one
of our most successful
business years and we take
this opportunity to thank
our many friends and pa
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tivays Pays ?
ike as (food building materials as
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