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Laarens, 8. C.
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W. O. LANCASTER vice-Pres.
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LAUREN'S, S. ft, JANUARY SI, 1012.
The Advertiser will he glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
aign their name to the contn
bntions Letters should not he
mailed later than Monday morn
Ground Hog Day Friday. Muff said.
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Let's *ut this softmess out and put
on a smile.
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If cotton continues to rise as it has
in the past month, it will get up to a
reasonable price yet.
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Now weren't those law makers dis
appointed when nothing but lemonade
was handy at the race course.
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The Greenwood Dally Journal has a
headline 'The Militia to Stop Gamb
ling." If they don't stop The Journal
ought to make them stop. This thing
of gambling getting serious.
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Our idea of a systematic man: One
who on a cold night and in a cold
room in preparing to go to bed. turns
the cover down and sits on the slice!
to undress so as not to warm but one
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The Advertiser stands ready and
willing to print the names of those
who sign pledges to reduce the acre
age of cotton this year. Names
should be sent in by Monday at noon
lor Wo lnesday'8 paper.
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Dun's Rcvlcv , it will be noted in
last week's Advertiser, stated that
weather and other conditions in Texas]
pointed toward a big crop there this
year. Let s not go down with them
loot's raise something else and steal
a march on them.
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8tree; Superintendent Henderson
put in some good work with the drags,
on the streets last week, A largo
number of the clap surfaced streets!
were given a thorough dragging and
the results were very beneficial. Let j
the good work go on after each rain.
It seems that the race track people
had something to bide from the legis- :
lalLe visitors. If their operations
were such '.s were not liable to bei
pleasing to our aolons, it looks as if
they were somewhat Ill-flavored, h
the rate track promoters are ashamed
of tome of their own features, the
?t?te should be ashamed of them loo
let's cut the gamblers out.
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To avoid muddying the atci and
risking the possibility of defeat of
the nntl-gambllng measure, why do not ;
those, who are leading the fight,
eliminate (hat injunction feature and
let the case be fought out on its mor
its? The Injunction feature if dcslrod
??an be made n bill within itself. 1'ak.
the injunction feature out and let the
anti-gambling bill g<? through
The meeting of the South Carolina
IJve Slock Association, which is to be
hvu\ In Columbia beginning February
sth should be well attended and taken
note of. 7Mie association is endeavor
ing to persuade the people to n ise
more and better live stock and to plant
less rotton. The association is a "hog
and hominy" association and we hope
Its work will be productive of much
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"What has become of the Torren??
System bill introduced at the last
session of the legislature and brought
over? If our memory serves us right.
m committee was appointed to look
tato the matter and make a report.
Has the report been made? This is a
?tatter of deepest Importance to the
-people of this state and It should be
Clren a full hearing before the* Leg
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The work of Capt. Clarence Smith,
?sf the vicinity of MountviUe, In scrap
lag the r.>ad:. from his home nearly to
Lnurens Is certainly to be commended.
This is a show of public spirit that
should bo copied after by many more.
There are otherB. perhaps, who have
dragged the roads on their property
and they are to bo commended also.
Tho results of such work ought to he
sept to the county papers so as to en
courage others. Let the good werk
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Remember that K the other fellow
plants a big acreage i? cotten it does
not mean that you will have to do the
same thing to get'even with him. By
planting more cotton with him, you go
down with him. If you curtail and the
price of cotton stays up, you profit as
well as tho traitor to tho cause, but
if cotton goos down ho Is the man who
suffers most. You haye your other
supplies and he hasn't. This should
always be borne In mind when pre
paring for the spring's cotton plant
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Do not listen to the argument that
the other fellows are not going to
curtail. Let the other fellows Increase
their acreage if they would he treach
erous to themselves and their neigh
bors, but if by their treachery they
cause the price to fall they suffer
most. If in spite of their treachery,
cotton goes higher, you make a profit
that you would not have made had you
not. with the others true to the cause,
curtailed. And then, if you do not
make the profit on cotton that the oth
er fellow does, you make it on other
products. If the farmers would come
to realize this, no organization would
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ELECTRIC CAR SCHEDULE.
The electric car idea suggested by
Sec. .lohn Wood, of the Spartanhurg
Chamber of Commerce, whereby an
electric car would make frequent trips
between Spartanhurg and Laurens on
the C. & \Y. C. Ry is a good one. Lau
rena feels that the schedules, taken
all in all, as they are run now are
better than they were before, hut this
electric car would make the schedule
even better. This oar would enable
people all along the line to go where
they wish to. If they prefer going
to Spartanhurg. they can go there and
if they prefer coming to Laurens they
Can come here. We do not believe in
forcing people to trade where they do
not want to, but we believe in giv
ing all an equal chance. We believe
in making the way clear for people
to come to Laurons and then, after
the way is made clear, make the bar
gains more attractive and let them
know that the bargains are here. Re
gardless of schedules, the trade is
going where better prices and more
attractive goods are displayed. We
know- that Laurons can show as wide
a variety of goods as any of her com
petitors, hut we admit she is a little
slow in letting the folks know about
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(?ET OUT THE RRVtiS.
"Its an ill wind that blows no one
good." Referring especially to this
spell of had wea'ther and the conse
quent almost impassible roads. it
se >ms that the people are really be
coming aroused to the necessity of
doing something sensible. Talking
without doing seems to be entirely out
of date. Action seems to he demand
Last week "Citizen" sent a commun
ication to tl.is paper in regard to the
roads. 11? asked for help. We sug
gested that he ought not to ask fori
help, but that he ought to help him
self. ?"Traveler" comes in today's pa- I
per and seconds the suggestion of The
Advertiser, lie says that every own
er or renter work the roads running
through the property ho occupies, lie
suggests using the split log drag, i111 ? I
ing tip hob s and lining other things,
lie is right. Cooperation and individ
ual work is needed. It would be bet
ter If the Supervisor had a large sum
of money at hand with which to do
permanent work, but right at this time
when he hasn't got this money, coop
eration and individual work is needed.
Will it be given? We believe it will.
The situation urgently demands that
something he done at this time and
nothing can be done except by the In
dividuals. Lets have a general upris
ing all over the county right now and
lets work the roads. Kvery man get
for himself a split log drag. And then
every man uso it after it has been
gotten. Tno need is now upon us.
Let's get to work.
tip! Up! nnd be doing. The roads
must he ptu in condition for the spring
travel and no better time could be se
lected than right now.
While it would be well for each
man to work Individually, it would be
better for several to meet together
and work a long strip all at one time.
If a convenient time cannot be ar
ranged, for several to meet to
gether, then let eacti Individual get
at it by himself.
And remember, the work ought to
be done now.
Supervisor Humbert Is doing all that
his limited appropriation will allow
and we are sure that nobody will be
happier than he If everybody cooperate
In the good work.
Get out the drags and lets remedy
t'.-.ls road situation.
ROADS AO AIM.
Editor The Advertiser:
I notice a pico? in your paper from
a Citizen on R. F. D. No. 4, from your
city, asking for better reads and waat
yeu to tell him kow to seouro better
Me states that the supervisor has
his hands full, which we know is true,
but you knew he oaa not do all the
work without help. Now, I have a
plan to suggest to our Citizen - and
think it will prove a success if follow
ed. Rut first I would like to ask a few
questions. Is this "Citizen" a farm
er? If so does he own tho land? Has
he ever filled up holes In the road
through his plantation or did ho drive'
up stakes to prevent the public from
driving out in bis field? Has he ever
used a split log drag on the road
through his land? If so this the plan
which I have to suggest:
That every land owner have a split
log drag of his own and when neces-!
sary drag the road as far as his land
runs. Now, I think if every man
would do this that we would have bet
ter roads and 1 dare say that the farm
ers would never miss the time spent
on the road. 1 don't see that it would
be a safe plan to appoint a man in
each township to do tlds work for he
couldn't do the work for the roads
have to be dragged when the road Is '
in a certain condition. And then it1
would be an extra expense for the :
Now I would ask this Citizen to
study over this proposition and to ask !
Iiis neighbors what they think of it.
Then appoint a committee all over the
county to do likewise.
"A Traveler." 1
Cray Court. S. C.
PEA HI DHE. *
Seems as If wo were going to have
some more disagreeable weather, af- j
tor some almost summer days last
Mrs. O. P. Goodwin. Mrs. Hobt. Cun
ningham and Miss Minnie Cunningham
spent Monday afternoon with Mr. G. !
W. Cunningham and family.
Misses Bessie and Venia Hlakcly
and Cora Workman spent Tuesday
night with .Misses Irene and Mabel
Mrs. Margaret He/1 is visiting her
daughter. Mrs. B. B. Hill of Laurens.
Mrs. O. P, Goodwin and daughter.
Mabel and Miss Minnie Cunningham
spent Tuesday with Mrs. Jim Hipp.
Quite a crowd of our young people
attended a party at. the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Weathers Wednesday
night. All reported a pleasant time.
Miss Mabel Goodwin was the guest
of Misses Bessie and Venia Hlakely
Mr. .1. T. Weathers of I.aurens visit
ed bis son. Mr. Victor Weathers Wed-|
Miss Minnie Cunningham of Gray ,
Court is the guest of Mr. O. I'. Good
win and family.
Miss Nenia Taylor is spending a
while with her neice. Mrs. Will i'oole j
Mrs. Hobt. Cunningham and Mrs.
O. P. Goodwin were in I.aurens Wed
nesday as the guest of Mrs. Steve Tay- 1
The Rocky Springs choir practiced
singing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. i
N. J. Anderron Sunday night.
Mr. Gussie Poole visited Mr. Karl
Miss DeSsie Shockley spent the
week-end with Mrs. X. ,T. Anderson.
Mrs. Victor Weathers was C tuest
of Mrs. O. i\ Goodwin Thursday af
Mrs. N. J. Anderson and her mother,
visited Mrs. Jim Hipp Thursday.
We are sorry to learn that Mrs.
William Jennings is in with la grippe.
Mr. O. P. Goodwin was in I.aurens
A Hero In a Lighthouse.
For years J. S. Donahue. So. Haven,
Mich., a civil war captain, as a light- '
house keeper, averted awful wrecks,
but a queer fact is, he might have been
a wreck, himself, if Electric Hitters
had not prevented. "They cured me of |
kidney trouble and chills." he writes,
"after I had taken other so called
cures for years, without benefit and
they also improved my sight. Now, at
seventy. I am feeling fine." For dys
pepsia, indigestion, all stomach, liver
and kidney troubles, they're without
equal. Try them. Only 50 cents at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
>'0tke Dials No. 6.
The farmers of Dials No. 6 will meet
at Barksdale school house Saturday,
February 10th for the purpose of dis
cussing the decrease in acreage in
W. H. Barksdale,
"W. A. Putnam,
W. W. Teargln,
Jaa. 30, 1912.
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most effectual. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts oft* 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 testified
to its superior excellence. Sold by
* NEWS FROM JONES.
Jones, Jan. 29.?We recently had the
pleasure of meeting Dr. Donnan, of
Laurens, Qecd McCulough, of Honoa
Path and Joel A. Smith of Waterloo.
Mr. O. B. Rlley is having his house
Mrs. J. C. Qambrell is on a vioit
to relatives in Augusta.
Mr. Gamevrell Majer, of Greenwood,
ia on a visit to hiB boii, John, at Waro
Hon. Melvin Ashley, was at Ware
Shoals, last week.
Rev. Mlko McGee, of Honea Path,
was the recent guest of Hon. J. F.
Morrison and J. A. Hill.
Mrs. G. W. Jenkins and Master Wil
liam Jones, have returned to Colum
Messrs. S. C. Rlley, McCoy O'Dcll.
and Walter M. .'/ones, are successful
Misses Frankle and Nora Davis en
tertained quite a number of their
friends at a "Leap Year" party last
Thursday evening. Those present en
joyed the evening very much.
Dr. Towncs Jones and son. George,
were in Greenwood last week.
Miss Oliva Jones spent the week
end with her parents. Dr. and Mrs.
When given as soon as the croupy
cough appears Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will ward oft' an Attack of
croup and prevent all danger and
cause of anxiety. Thousands of moth
ers use It successfully. Sold by all
The "Kilties" Concert.
The "Kilties" under the leadership
of Mr. Carroll W. Rhodes, gave a
brilliant concert last evening in the
The Scotch-Canadian band has n
world-wide reputation, and has boon
hhled with enthusiasm wherever It
has been. Mr. Rhodes is a man of
great musical ability and has a char
acteristic snap which is in keeping
with youth and energy.?Spartanburg
Do you know that fully nine out of
every ten cases of rheumr.tlsm are
simply rheumatism of the muscles duo
to cold or damp, or chronic rheuma
tism, and require no internal treat
ment whatever. Apply Chamberlain's
Liniment freely and see how quickly
it gives relief. For sale by all dealers.
Found- Bunch of keys, four keys on
the ring. Finder can get same by pay
ing for this advertisement. Apply at
The Advertiser office. 27-t-pd
For Sale or Rent?-House and not
on Irby Avenue lve.ar Mr. O. M. Sim
mons, with all modern improvements.
Good outhouses for horses and cows.
Apply to Charlie Duckett, Laurens. S.
Far Sale?Long staple cotton seed.
Price $1.00 per bushel. Terms cash.
Supply limited. Apply to Watts Mill.
For Sale -One hoy mare, six years
old. working qualities good, safe for
family use. Apply to A. Ross Blake
For Sale?Ideal residence lot on
Church street near school, churches
and public square. Bargain to quick
buyer. C. D. Barksdale. 2T-2t
For Sale?Barred Plymouth Rock
cockerels and pullets. One cockerel
and two pullets $2..">0. C. I>. Parks
.Mul?>s for Sale?One pair of mules
for sale, cash or on time. Fine bar
gain. See me at once. H. Douglas
Gray. Laurens. S. C. 26-:U
For Sale- Two nice residences in
the city of Laurens, well located In
a popular neighborhood and tilted with
modern conveniences. Large corner
fots. Apply to Dr. W. II, Dial. 2C-tf
For Sale?Two mules and one mare,
cheap for cash. Apply at W. H. Hud
gens & Co.. or to Dr. W. II. 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-tf
Lost?One setter dog. white with
lemon ticked head and ears. Answers
to name "Joe". Suitable reward If
returned to Thos. I. Swygert, Watts
For Rent?1 two horse farm and 1
oiie horse farm, at Witte place. New
biuldings. rich land Apply to E. P.
Mlnter. laurens, S. C. 2C-tf
For Salt*?One 12 horse power Ajax
Knglne on eornlsh boiler and one Lid
dell Saw Mill with Heacock feed In
good condition. J. H. Tumblln Broth
ers. Hickory Tavern, Gray Court. R.
F. D. 4. 25-3t-pd
We Want?you as a customer. I 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. Well endeavor to
please you. S. N. Crisp, Mountvllle,
s. c **-tf
For Sale? A scholarship In a lead
ing business school not many miles
from this place. Will sell at dla
counL For Information apply at this
I Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Fearers tone
W. B. Knight
FERGUSON, PEATHERSTONE ft KNIGHT
Attorneys at Law
Laureat, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
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We have on hand 200 squares
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We want to move it NOW.
GRAY & EASTERBY
Leading Lumber Dealers
Laurens, S. C.
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders
? OP THE ?
Merchants Building and Loan Association
Will be Held at the Bank of Laurens
Friday. Feb. 2d. 1012. at Ii P. M.
Please be present or send in your proxy. The Third
Ser ies of Stock will be started at tlii.c meeting.
Wo desire ell old members to take stock In this sorlos, ns well
as for new members to come In. Anybody can take stock who can
pay as much as |1.00 a month in Installments on stock. One
Thousand Dollars handed to you practically ns a present would
certainly please the average man. Nobody is going to Klvc this
amount away In thkj section of the woods, but the Building and
Ix>an Association will come about as near doing this as any one
rr!ll hand you the $1,000.00. You would not n.iss tho ;t3 1-3 cents
and you certainly could use the Thousand. Do not wait until tho
time has passed and then wish you had taken th* stock, but take
the stock now, and get tho Thousand Dollars
MERCHANTS BV1LD1NU AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
M. J. 0 WIN OS,
J. J. ADAMS,
Secretary and Treasurer.
W. It. Klchey,
Directors?W. R. Rlrhcy. M. J. Owlngs, II. K. Alke^Thos. I
Swl^t,_J,?AfKt;r,Sm)lh' Jr" n,fton Jon<,?. <? '?? Kennedy, J.
r. Tolbert, J. J. Adams.