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LAURENS, S. ?*? JANUARY 31, 1012.
Tlie Advertiser will be glad to
recelTe the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the conlli"
butJons Letters should not he
mailed later (hau Monday morn
The question before the house Is
"Is Harper's tinged by the support of
the money trust?" Gov. Wilson does
not seem to think so, but Is it?
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Now. let's see! Who was it opened
up this Harvey-Wilson-Watterson
TUlman-Ryan discussion? Wasn't it
somebody up there around Charlotte?
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How do you reckon Uncle Jas Tol
bert felt when he read that letter of
his Uncle Hen to Col. Watterson?
Must have made cold shivers run up
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Speaking of the bullish elements in
the cotton market. Dun's Review says
"Then, too. the spot markets at the
South hold distinctly firm and firm
ers are apparently not inclined to
press their supplies for sale." In oth
er words, the holding movement is
keeping the price of cotton up.
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From what has come out so far In
regard to the improvements to the
State House, the whole thing looks a
little queer. Instead of going about
the business for which it was created,
the committee seems to have entered
Into a campaign to enlarge the State
House and incidentally to give some
body a fat job.
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The voters all over the state will
?watch with interest, how the legisla
tors deal with the anti-gambling mea
sure. We predict that many a race
will he decided during the "sweet sum
mer time" on that question. The leg
islators would do well to take a good
long breathing spell before voting in
favor of allowing gambling to go on
at South Carolina race courses.
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Our Cross Hill correspondent re
ports that dragging the roads has been
the order of the day in his town and
neighborhood. Mr. W. T. Austin, Mr.
Hill Owens and Mr. Brown did volun
tary work while "the town of Cross
Hill paid for a team to have its streets
dragged. Let the good work go on.
Now is the time to do It while the
roads are wot.
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SHOULD NOT RE PAID.
The legislature should stand square
loot id and refuse to pay that bill of
$13,550 presented by the architects
who made the drawings for n remodel
ed State. House. Although we have
not seen the bill itself, from what wo
can gather from the newspaper re
ports sent out from Columbia, the
committee was not empowered to
have drawings made for two new
wings and a dome. Only a few chang
es In the building were contemplated.
If the committee saw fit to overstep
its instructions, it should bo made to
pay the bill. It looks to us, with the
Information at band, that this is an
imposition upon (he taxpayers of the
state and the Legislature should not
stand for it.
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"THE USE OF COCAINE."
The Anderson Daily Mall favors
?'restrictive and protective legislation"
to counteract the spreading use of co
caine and other such stimulants. It
kindly refers to a few remarks which
we had to say on the subject some
months ago and goes further Into the
matter, giving a very striking discus
sion of the general tendency of the
people of this country towards over
exertion and the resulting necessity
for resorting to drugs. It asks "Can
it be that the great agrarian country
of ours is becoming addicted to the
hallucinating effects of somniferous
drugs?" While from our own reading,
we have gotton under the impression,
from possible hearsay evidence, that
the use of drugs is becoming more and
more menacing all over the United
States, we have within our own coun
ty evidences that its use is spreading
and becoming quite a serious matter
among the negroes.
Laurens county boasts of having
upon its delegation a physician or rec
ognized ability and of sound common
sense. He is aware of the spread of
the use of cocaine and other drugs,
we venture to say. and it would be
very rtting. coming from him as a
physician, to push the measure aimed
against the promiscuous sale of co-,
caine. His opinion in such matters
would have more weight in the Leg
islature thru that of a layman.
Thero are certain restrictions
against the sale of poisonous drugs
already, but more stringent measures
should be taken.
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T1IK PINE HARK BEETLE.
Tlie recent denial by the Depart
ment of Agriculture that tho recent
cold weather has extinguished the boll
weevil brings up a statement that was
made to us some time ago by one of
our staunchest citizens. He said that
many years ago. within the memory
of many of the older men, it was one
of the rules of all plantations that no
pine trees should be cut down or de
faced in any way between the months
of October and March. The reason giv
en was that if the pine trees were cut
down and the limbs allowed to dry out
and rot that these dead limbs furnish
ed breeding places for the beetles.
By adhering to this rule, the people in
those days were enabled to keep the
ravages of the beetle down.
Now that the beetle Is spreading to
such an alarming extent, It would be
wise for us to follow in the footsteps
of our elders and quit killing pine
trees during those months. This gen
tleman advocated a law to restrain
people from cutting pine timber dur
ing those months and we are quite
sure that if such a law were enforc
ed, it would be a great stride towards
the extermination of the beetle.
THE COUNTY FAIR. ?
Now that preparations for plant
ing the coming crop are being made,
the time has come to begin thinking
seriously of the next county fair. It
will be remembered it was decided by
a ballot at the grounds last year that
the fair would be repeated this year.
We are therefore not confronted now
with the question whether we are to
have it or not. The only question be
fore us now Is how big It will be. That
is a very Important question and we
hope that the people of the county will
begin to answer It by making prepara
tions. Those who can make agricul
tural exhibits should begin to select
their seed and prepare the ground
now. Those that can make stock ex
hibits should begin. If they have not
already begun, to raise some fine hogs,
or fine chicks, or fine cqws, or fine
colts or fine animals of some kind.
Now is the time to begin. We hope
that every section of the county will
start out to see if it cannot outdo any
other section in the displays It Intends
The fair was a grand success last
year. Lets make it a bigger and bet
ter one this year. We have heard of
those who have already begun and we
want to hear of more.
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TOOTING OUR OWN HORN.
The Advertiser is in receipt of the
circular letter below from Mr. J. G.
Anderson, State Superintendent under
the Rock Hill Plan for cotton reduc
tion. We print it in its entirlty from
two motives: one to stress e.gain the
points attempted and the other gratify
a little egotism. The Advertiser Is
very proud to know that the few lit
tle remarks are thought enough of by
the state superintendent as to be sent
broadcast with the request that thoy
be published. The letter follows:
Atlanta, Ga, Feb. 3, 1012.
Please reprint the following in the
next Issue of your paper. I think the
reason advanced against the foolish
talk, about tho "other fellow" won't
reduce, a clincher.
J. G. Anderson,
State Supt. for S. C?
Under Rock Hill Plan.
"To Thine Ownsclf He True."
Do not listen to the argument th-tt
the other fellows are not going to cur
tail. Let the other fellows increase
their acreage If they would be 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 bad 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 oth
er products. If the farmers would
come to realize this, no organization
would be necessary.
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LETS BE PREPARED.
We are afraid that Congressman
Johnson, with other democrats, are
practicing false economy in cutting
down the appropriations for our na
tional defense. Mr. Johnson might
well be elated over the reduction of
$1(1,000,000 in the public building bill,
but in favoring the abandonment of
our battleship program he has per
haps unwittingly fallen In with the
demangogues. A reduction of our bat
tleshlp strength cannot appear to us
elso than false economy, for In pre
paration for war lies our best defense.
While It is very true that right at this
time the prospects for war are rather
remote, still the war scare bobs up
often and It Is quite possible that we
may become entangled in some trouble
that would bring on a fight at most
any old time. Students of war prob
lems tell us that for the United
States to wage a successful war she
must be in a position to meet the en
emy on the hish seas and defeat her
before she is able to land on any part
of our long stretch of unprotected aea
coast and for that reason a strong fleet
is a necessity.
Democrats should ask themselves
the question, what effect would a war
have on the value of our stocks and
what effect would it have on our cred
it if we should have to go to war w ith
any of the powerful European nations
or even Japan, with a small and ill
provided fleet, for a weakening of fight
ing strength will also mean a weaken
ing in credit. We must be In a posi
tion to take advantage of our every
resource if we are to wage war suc
cessfully nnd we must be In a posi
tion to run a "stiff upper lip" if we
are to ward off war. There is nothing
that will keep trouble down better
than being prepared for It.
If the democrats really desired econ
omy, they should have stood together
against the Sherwood Pension bill.
Congressman Johnson rightly voted
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IT TAKES HUSTLE.
As an Indicat'jn of what a town
can do if the people put their shoul
ders to the wheel nnd try. witness the
city of Mncon, which is the place of
reunion for the Confederate vetgerans
this year. In addition to raising $40,
000 to aid Wesleyan Female College,
$75,000 for a T. M. C. A. building. $30,
000 for Besfie Tift College, $40,000 for
Mercer University and $350,000 for a
new hotel, she is now raising and
has almost raised $70,000 for the en
'tertainment of the veterans. The en
tire $70,000 is being raised within the
city limits, tor. Macon is a good deal
larger than Laurens, but these
achievements are noteworthy.
If Macon can raise all this money
for different purposes, It looks to us
as if Laurcns could raise about $25,
000 for a preparatory boarding school
for- boys nnd girls, nn institution of
which kind is greatly needed in this
section of the country right now. This
sum of money is not so large consider
ing the benefits to be derived from it.
Such a school would be a paying in
vestment in money, leaving out all
We have had this preparatory or un
iversity school idea in our heads for
some time and have taken occnslon at
Intervals to say something about it.
However, money has been tight for
the past few months and we quit agi
tating the question. Now that spring
Is coming and new life seems to be
creeping into our bones, the time
seems propitious for more discussion
of it. We would likk to see more gen
eral interest taken in the proposition
and if more interest is taken, we be
lieve that the people of Laurens can
raise the money.
There are several ways in which
stock for such an enterprise could be
raised, but for ourselves we believe
that a bond Issue is the most feasible.
By this method, every person In the
town Is called upon to contribute ac
cording to his or her means to an en
terprise which will bo beneficial to
him or her in an amount proportion
ate to his or her holdings. A person
having large property interests would
have to pay more tax and would get
a larger proportionate benefit. (We
feel it unnecessary to argue about the
The editor of The Advertiser is In
touch with one who Is In a position
to gunrontce us a flourishing school
If we produce the money. Unless wo
take advantage of the opportunity,
some other town will. We ought to
grasp the opportunity while wo can.
Some of our citizens have already ex
pressed, personally, their approval of
the proposition, but we would like to
hear more of them express their opin
ion nnd then, lastly, we would like
to see some action taken.
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TIIE SPLIT LOG DRAG.
It geemg to us that all the county
papers in South Carolina are engaged
in a congest to see which can preach
most effectively the virtues of the
split-log drag. The Newberry Herald
and News, a pioneer advocate, reports
many converts among Newberry Coun
ty farmers and pledges itself to have
something to say on this subject In
every issue. The Timmonsville Enter
prise says that the drag is being used
on the streets of Timmonsville as welt
as upon Florence County roads, and1
with good results. The same thing Is
being done In Sumter. The Greenwood
Journal and the Laurens Advertiser
tell of farmers In both those counties
who have been using the dr'.g on the
roads in the vicinity of their homes,
and the Journal boasts that In that
county every road was dragged beforo
the last rain. The growing popularity
of this simple but highly useful device
for keeping the highways In good con
dition Is very gratifying, as Is the
disposition of the farmers In the mat
ter. But It is just as well to bear In
mind that no country in all the his
tory of the world ever built or main
tained good highways by a system of
voluntary / co-operation?News and
The News and Courier's position as
to permanent highways wo think is
entirely proper, while for temporary
effect, the split log drag is eminently
an instrument of great good and one
which The Advertiser endorses heart
ily still the open pocket book Is the
only solution for permanent highways.
The Highway Commission, which now
seems to be an assured thing for this
state, would be a very valuable body
of meu if it had the funds, but. with
SuperTisor Humbert, we believe that
It will amount to very little so long
ns the workers It is intended to direct
really do not exist. Before the com
mission can ever do effective work, it
must have a large sum of money at its
Rut, let the good work in this coun
ty for temporary improvements by
means of the split log drag continue.
The drags are doing wonders.
* SPECIAL NOTICES MULTIPLY. ?
Two Impressions are to be gathered
from the heading above "Special No
tices Multiply." One of the Impres
sions conveyed is that tho sp cial no
tices or "want ads" are multiplying
with each Issue of The Advertiser.
More and more people are becoming
to realize the worth of these little ads
and more and more people are using
hem. Tho second Idea conveyed by
the heading is that the little bpeclal
notices multiply the demand for the
articles advertised, or perhaps it would
be better to say that the special no
tices multiply the number of those
who become acquainted with the ar
If a man has a cow he wishes to
sell and there are a number of peo
ple who want a cow, no better way
in the world could be found to bring
those purchasers than through the lit
tle want ads. Unless a personal can
vas Is made over the entire area cov
ered by the newspaper of that field,
no other way could be found to let
It be known that a cow is for sale. If
the cow is no account, advertising will
not sell her. Many Inquiries might
come for her, but the buyers will not
take her, unless somebody gets fool
ed. In the same way, if there is some
article lost and if somebody finds It
who is willing to give it up, a want
ad will be pretty sure to bring the
finder and the loser together. How
ever, if somebody finds it who wants
to keep it, no amount of advertising
will draw it out the thief's pocket. Or
if the lost article gets hidden in the
sand and nobody sges it, no amount of
advertising will draw it to the top. If
there is nnyono who has the article,
however, the loser can rest assured
that he will find it if the little want
j ad column Is used.
Loot?On January 27, 1912, one white
hound dog with black ears and one
black spot on back. Suitable reward
given If returned to G. D. Young. Lau
rens, S. C. 28-lt-pd
Strayed?Black mare mule, 4 years
old, weight about 8.r>0. Missing since
Friday night. W. S. Garrett. Barks
Wanted to Kent?Three or four
rooms In private home for light house
keeping. Apply to Housekeeper care
Mule Found?One mule was found
on the 10th of January In yard of
Karl Calne. Owner can have same by
paying expenses of feed, advertisement
etc. Karl Calne, Laurons, S. C. 28-lt-p
For Sale?Excellent piano in good
condition. Cheap for caslt. Apply to
Wm. Solomon. 28-lt
Lost?One mouse colored mare mule.
4 years old, slightly wild, strayed off
Friday night, February 2nd. Wlster
Garrett, Barksdale, S. C. 28-lt-pd
Fur Sale Long staple cotton seed.
Brlco $1.00 per buslud. Terms cash.
Supply limited. Apply to Watts Mill.
For Sale?Ideal residence lot on
Church street near school, churches
and public square. Bargain to quick
buyer. C. I). Barksdale. 27-2t
For Sale?Barred Plymouth Bock
cockerels and pullets. One cockerel
and two pullets $2.50. C. I). BarkB
Mules for Sale?One pair of mules
for sale, caeh or on tlmo. Fine bar
gain. See me at once. II. Douglas
Gray, Laurens, S. C. 26-3t
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 cash. Apply at W. H. Hud
gens ft Co., or to Dr. W. H. Dial 26-tf
Far Kent?One small cottage on
Simpson street. Also suite of office
rooms in Dial building. Apply to Dr.
W. H. Dial. 26-tf
For Kent?1 two horse farm snd 1
one horse farm, at Witte place. New
bluldlngs, rich land Apply to K. P.
Mlnter, Laurens, S. C. 26-tf
For Sale?A scholarship in a lead
ing business school not many miles
from this place. Will sell at dis
count. For Information ?pply at thif
Economizes Bu&ler, Flour,
Eggs; makes the food more
appetizing and wholesome
The only Baktag Powde? made
from KoyaS Grape Cream of Tartar
SOUTHERN BY. SCHOLARSHIPS.
Free 4-Ytsr Courses In Agriculture
Are to be Provided In the State Cob
President Finley or the Southern
railway company has announced that,
as a means of supplementing tho ex
tenslvo work being done by tho com
pany for the advancement of agricul
ture in the territory traversed by
its lines south of the l'otomas and
Ohio rivers and eaBt of the Mississip
pi, It has been decided to inaugurate
Southern railways scholarships in the
state agricultural college in each
state traversed by the lines of the
Mr. Finley wdll take this matter up
at once with the president of each
agricultural college concerned, asking
him to permit the company to pay for
tho scholarships and to select the
young men to be benefittod by them.
The scholarships, which are to cover
tho full four-year course in agricul
ture, are to be awarded in accordance
with plans to be agreed upon between
the presidents of the college and the
railway company and are to be given
to young men residing In counties I
traversed by tho lines of the company I
ind who would otherwise be financial
ly unable to avail themselves of an
agricultural college training.
As soon as arrangements have been
definitely perfected, full details as to
the scholarship or scholarships to he
awarded in each state, will bo an
nounced.?Anderson Daily Mail.
For Sale?Tract of land near Mount
ville containing GO acres, on Little Riv
er, bordered by lands of M. A. Huff
and A. J. Smith and lying alongside
S. A. L. Ry. Reasonable price. Apply
or write to J. M. Cureton, Jr., 1&26
l'ondleton street, Greenville, S. C.
Wanted?Two men to take orders
and one to collect. Call between 5
and 8 j.. m. Geo. J. Rochon. Mrs.
niakeley's Boarding House 331 Mill
The Greatest of American Plays.
Eugene Walters' great play of mod
ern Now York, "Paid in Full." holds
an extraordinary place in dramatic
criticism. It stands alono as the only
play that has been universally praised
by dramatic critics In every city where
it has been soon. This fact estab
lishes its exceptional power aad
worth, and is apart from tho evidence
furnished by the three million pel
sons who have seen It, far more than
ever have witnessed any other play in
a llko time. Such unvarying tribute
from dramatic critics as has been giv
en to "Paid In Full" Is unprecedented.
Many plays have been generally com
mended, though against all of then*
a critic's pen now ?nd then has dis
sented from popular opinion. Not so
with "Paid in Full." In New York.
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leading cities of this country, and
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it has swept all dramatic writers to
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praise which emphasizes the play's
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quality, is that it has been hcotcwed
with corresponding warmth on all fl>e
of the companies appearing in "Paid
in Full." This is convincing proof
that It is truly a great play. Alan
Dale, tho world-famous critic of the
New York American said: "Th? pho
tographic power displayed in the char
acterization of the men and women
In 'Paid in Full' Is the most command
ing thing I have ever seen. It Is a
revelation, and Eugene Walter, the
author, and the Wagenhals & Kemper
Co., the producers, are to be congrat
ulated for giving to the American
stage so valuable a property." This
famous play will be at the r <ms
opera house next Monday, Fe.i. IV ?..
when it will be presented with a v,d
New York cast. The engagement Is
the most attractive theatrical an
nouncement of the season.
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