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ADVERTISER PRINTING COMPANY
Laarens, 9. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. Q. LANCASTER vice-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
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LAUKENS, S. C PER. 14, 15)12.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor?
respondents are requested to
sign their name to tbe contri
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Plague take that ground hog.
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They certainly do have some
"Times" at Helton. Shoo!
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And again with this State Mouse In
vestigation the old question bobs up
"Who hit Billy Patterson?"
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Peach trees and candidates bloom
just about the .same time. The buds
are beginning to swell already.
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The weather has been pretty cold,
but a few other little affairs are get
ting rather warm down In Columbia.
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Fifteen new subscribers in one day
is not a bad record at all. The Ad
vertiser's mailing list steadily grows
longer and longer.
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Our farmers should hark to what
"Observer" says l^i this issue. He
lives in the country and knows what
he Is talking about.
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This has been a glorious year for
weather prophets The long ilistar.ee
guessers have been on the job alright,
alright. Three snows predicted and
three snows fell.
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Well, the legislature has. Jecided to
allow the state's prisoners to contin
ue to work under unhealthy condi
Hons at the hosiery mill for another
year. The vote was closer than wo
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Who could be more fortunate than
we, who have the l:.arming school
teachers all over the county collect
ing subscriptions in order to afford
their schools with the luxuries of n
few choice books. With the teachers
for us, who can be against us?
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The Newberry Observer a?ks "Who
will Jacks township support for pres
ident?" Jacks wont have much say
so, in deciding on who she Is going
to vote for. She Is going to vote for
the Democratic party nominee, re
gardless. She Is "stanch" for democ
racy. Now. when It comes to the of
fice of sheriff, or clerk of court, or
auditor or some of those kind of plac
es, she cuts quite a "Agger" at the
show down. A little thing like a pres
idential election is a soft snap for
Jacks, but when it comes to a county
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It seems tu us that the real Issues
in the State House architect probe
are being lost sight of In the endeavor
to entangle Qov. Rlease in it. It
would appear to us to be the proper
thing to discover what was really done
and thru later to find out who did
it. Following the blind leadership of
those who many believe were respon
sible for the election of Qov. Blease
In tbe last campaign, the investigat
ing committee is traveling a little too
fast. They have got the cart before
the horse. If Oov. Blesse was "In"
on this deal. It can be brought out af
ter the material facts have been gath
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The patrons of the opera house
would appreciate any action that the
police department might take toward
stopping promiscuous noises in the
gallery and elsewhere when plays are
being given. To "have a loud bee-haw
and crackling of* peanut hulls Just
at critical moments, livery* annoying
to many who go to the theatre. If
the management of the opera bouse,
which the city owns, hopes To be able
to bold bis lease profitably, some pro
tection should be provided for those
who desire to go there for an even
ing's enjoyment. Hardly a play pass
es but that many very annoying nois
es and disturbances take place.
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THAT CAT AND RAT RANCH.
Replying to "8al and Me for Bus
iness", in regard to that cat and rat
ranch proposition which was fully
exploited in the last Issue of The Ad
vertiser, the communication being
found in another column of this pa
per, we wish to state to our corres
pondent that this business is fos
tered by The Greenvilla News. While
we modestly admit that we saw a
golden opportunity In the proposition
from the very first, still we must give
proper credit where It is due. The
Greenville News was the'flrst to ?ee
the vast profits in a business of this
kind and so gave it publicity for the
benefit of its readers, so we give them
full credit for the discovery. So if
"Sal and Me" deslro to subscribe to
the stock in this great bananza, they
can send the first Installments to
Mr. Geo. 13runson, Greenville News,
Greenville, S. C.
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8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
While we subscribed to the expense
fund necessary to carry out the Rock
Hill plan to reduce cotton acreage wo
do not believe It'will be very effective
unless the renters are required to re
duce their acreage in cotton. There
ar*e a number of big land owners in
Abbeville that raise practically no
cotton who can very easily ag :ee to
reduce but If the agreement doo3 not
cover their renters It will amount to
nothing. The only practical plan to
reduce cotton acreage Is for all of the
land owners to rent as Mr. W. A. Ste
venson has, that Is, take a certain
part of the rent in corn, peas, wheat
and oats. TheBe have a marke' value
at all times. If there is no demand
for them in Abbeville there can al
ways be found markets elsewhere and
if the Produce Exchange is establish
ed ther, will be no trouble to sell
such products any time. The Rock
Hill Plan is for each Individual farm- j
er to sign an agreement to reduce his
acreage In cotton a certain per cent.
We know of a certain man In Abbe
ville, for instance, who owne two or
three thousand acres of land, and who
will probably cultivate 200 of it him
self. He will agree to reduce his
acreage in cotton, but will he require
his renters who will work the balance
of his land to reduce their acreage?
If not Iiis signing the pledge will not
amount to much. Let all the land own- ^
ers adopt Mr. Stevenson's plan, That;
will be the surest way to reduce the
acreage In cottau.?Abbeville Medium.
In spite of the fact that the cotton
crop of 1011-12 is the largest on rec
ord?estimated by the government at
over 1 1.S00.000 running bales of f>00
pounds each?the price has steadily
advanced during the past two weeks,
and, although determined efforts have
been made by the "bear" element in
the future market to depress them,
prices have gone but little below the
nine-cent level during the entire mar
keting season. Not only has the crop
been a record-breaking one In num
ber of bales, but the actual weights,
according to official figures, are al
most three pounds above those of last
year, being 519 64-100 for the present
season, agalst 516 84-100 last year.
That the price of cotton has held
up so well under such pressure is a
remarkable one, when one recalls
the fluctuations of the market during
the first "big crop year" of 1904-05,
when the crop was over two million
bales under the one* of the present
season. When the official estimate
of the government was Issued on De
cember 4, 1904, placing the amount
of cotton grown at about 13,000.000
bales, the market immediately broke
almost a cent a pound, and the bot
tom was not reached uniil prices had
gone below six cents.
There has been a large increase in
spinners' takings during the present
yef.r, exports alone exceeding those of
last year by more than 1,400,000
bnlcs, but the strength of the market
cannot be attributed to the Increase
in consumption alone. A big factor,
and oiie (hat has been overlookeo by
a great many, has been the farmers'
organizations that have come Into ex
istence since 1904. A determination
to hold cotton for a fair price, and a
gradual movement toward a more
systematic marketing of the crop has
undoubtedly had Its effect.
In view-of the wild scramble to sell
cotton at any figure obtainable in
1904 whon such a thing as an or
ganization of farmers had been little
more than considered, it is dufflcult to
imagine what wc uld have occurred
during the past winter with such an
unprecedented yield had the farmers
not made a determined stand for a
Just price for thejr cotton.
, The. period for planting the 'coming
Srop wll\ soon bo at hand and it Is
up to every farmer to not only' sub
scribe to the plan originated by Mr.
Anderson, of Rock Hfli, for reduction
of acreage, but to live up to the
agreement to the letter. The farmer
will not have to wait for years to see
the benefits that will accrue from the
adopion of this plan, but the effects
will be apparent within a year.?Spar
Germany has the fastest battle
cruiser afloat, the Moltke, which on
her speed trials made 29.5 knots per
hous. Tbe Von der Tann is her next
fastest water fighter of the dread
naught class. Great Britain also has
three birds that skim along at 28
knots?the Invlnclblo, the Indomitably
and the Indegatigable. But the great
est of all the floating armament Is
the Lion, recently launched. This
monster is estimated to have a
speed capacity of 31 to 32 knots per
The cost of the Lion's machinery is
to be $2,500,000. The new ship is 680
feet long. Her engines will ]^a\e 70,
000 horsepower. When one Btands at
the mighty cataract of the Catawba
and is told that all of that great vol
ume of water creates but 60,000 horse
power, what is it all when compared
with 70,000 horse power in the loins
of this great racing fighter, of the
deep? And when we think that Eng
land and Germany are building these
dreadnaughts while Amorlca Is
squandering millions on pensions to
grafters, how fearsome is the pros
pect for the future!?Anderson Daily
The Laurens Advertiser, which has a
knack of saying the right thing in tho
right way. effectually disposes of tho
argument that "the other fellow won't
reduce his cotton acreage." Don't lis
ten to such talk, says the Advertiser.
"Let the other fellows increase their
acreage if they would be treacherous (
to themselves and their neighbors,
but if by their treachery they cause'
tbe prce to fall they suffer most. If in
spite of their treachery, cotton goes
higher, you make a profit that you (
could not have made had you not. with
the others true to the cause, curtailed.
And then, if you do not make the pro- I
fit on cotton that the other fellow'does.
you make it on other products. If
the farmers would come to realize this,
no organization would be necessary."
Mr. J. B. Anderson, the man who is
behind the Rock Hill plan for putting
the matter before the farmers indi
vidually regards the Advertiser's rea
soning as a "clincher."?News and
Enoree Hank Prospers*
The Bank of Enoree has mailed to
its customers and friends a statement1
of its growth within the past two!
years. With a capital stock of $10.-'
000 and deposits of around $57,000 on
February 2nd, 1911, it bad grown to
be an institution of $25.000 capital and
nearly $';:>,i00 deposits on February
9th, 1912. Mr. J. Y. Bryson is pres
ident and Mr. Goo. H. Blakeley is cash
ier. Mr. Bryson is president ot h
string of banks in this sectior.
Cotton Going tpwards.
The Laurens cotton market ha? been
a busy market for the past few weeks.
With cotton bringing 10 cents and
over, the farmers have been turning
it loose rather freely. Yesterday the
staple was bringing 10 I-2c coats on
the local market.
Returns After Visit.
Miss Lovey Spicer of Philadelphia,
who has been spending a delightful
winter with her sister, Mrs. William
Solomon here in Laurens, has left for
Norfolk, Va.. where she will visit her
sister, Mrs. WllHam II. Colloway. Miss
Splcer's many friends here rogret her
leaving but hone she will not forget
her southern acquaintances and re
turn again In the near future.
VELASQUEZ A CHEAP ARTIST
As Court Painter He Received $11 a
Month When He Was About
Twenty-five Years Old.
Don Caspar de Guzman, Conde
Duque d?livarez, born in Rome in
15S7. became the first minister of
Philip IV. in 1621, was dismissed in ,
lt;i3 after a career of mismanagement
and died in c>:!!e two years later. A
patron of the painter's. It was through
him that Velasquez at twenty-four be
Came court painter to the young king
at eighteen, In return Velasquez palnt
a number of portraits for his protec
tor. The notable example, which has ;
recently been presented to the His
panic museum of New York, was
painted when Velasquez was about
twenty-five years old, shortly after he
came to court.
The canvas, measuring 61 by 85
inches, came from Copt. Robert 8.
Holford of London. In whose posses
sion It had long been held after hav
ing passed through the Baillie sale In
1853, when it sold for ?698 10s., and
the Scarisbrick sale in 1861, when It
sold for ?262 10s., very moderate
sums compared to the surprising fig
ure said to have been paid for It re
cently. At the time It was painted
Velasquez was receiving $11 a month
for his services as court painter.?W.
8tanton Howard, in Harper's Mags
i Tempted by an offer of considerably j
more then the property bad cost blm,
Mr. Kreezus, who counted hla wealth
in millions, had parted with bis sub
"You didn't need the money/' said
his disgusted business partner, who
bad Just heard of the transaction, ''yet
for a little filthy lucre you sold that
"I didn't 1" exclaimed the equally in
dignant Mr. Kreesus. "I sold It for
clean cash!"?Youth's Companion.
How Oyster Islands Ar? Formed.'
Oyster Islands, similar to those
formod of coral, are found In several
parts of the world. The islands in
Newport river and Beaufort Harbor,
North Carolina, say8 a writer In the
Century Path Magazine, have been
discovered to have as base a reef to
which the spawn were attached and
above this layer upon layer of oysters,
vegetable growth, and debris brought
! by the action of the waves and winds,
i all of which finally grows high enough
to rise above the surface of the water.
This growth is exactly analogous to
that of the coral islands of the Pa
Tho islands near the mouth oi the
River Tagus In PorUgal are said to
have been built up In this way also.
Here, where there 1b such a quantity
of oysters that 100 million a year
would scarcely be missed If they were
removed, the expanse of water just
beyond the river's mouth Is dotted
with oyster Islands. -As In the case of
the coral reefs, which on the seaward
elde may be covered with living, grow
ing coral, live oysters thrive In the
snme wate, s where the accumulation
of dead generations has served to
term the islands.
The Passion Play.
Tha now world-famous "Passion
Play" at Oberammergau Is said to
have had its origin, about 1833, in the
deep contrition of mind born of a
great pestilence. Certain survivors of
the plague resolved that ever after
ward, at stated Intervals, they would
celebrate the "Passion of Christ" as
a token c' their reverential gratitude.
Beginning on a small scale, the play
gradually grew In Importance until It
Is now known all over tho world, hav
ing visitors from pretty nearly every
civilized country on earth. While
Oberammergau la still, and will prob
ably remain, the center of the Institu
tion, Passion plays are beginning to
be established In the surrounding re
gions, notably in Switzerland.
For sore throat there is positively
no remedy that will relieve so
quickly and cure permanently the
most aggrevated case, as Bloodine
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Fine Lot of Steers.
Mr. J. J. Dendy has just received a
shipment of the finest lot of cattle
seen around Laurens in a long time.
The cattle, fine Red Poles from Ten
nessee, will he whacited up for the
big meat market now being run by
Mr. Dendy. Of the drove of about
forty-eight, not a single one weighed
less than a thousand pounds.
in the earth are sometimes heard be
fore a terrible earthquake, that warn
of the coming peril. Nature's warnings
are kind. That dull pain or ache in
the back warns you the kidneys need
attention if you would escape those
dangerous maladies, dropsy, diabetes
or Rright's disease. Take Klectric
Ritters at once and see backache fly
and all your best feelings return.
"My son received great benefit from
their use for kidney and bladder trou
bles," writes Peter Rondy, South Rock
wood, Mich.. "It is certainly a great
kidney medicine." Try it. !">0 cents
at Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale- -Practically new, nickle
plated shower hath with fixtures, in
good condition. Apply at this office.
Wanted -You to know that if you
have anything to sell this Is the place
to tell about It. Other folks besides
you read It.
Duck Eggs for Sale -We have set
tings of Indian Runner duck eggs for
sale, best stock. $1.00 per setting.
Apply to Mrs. M. A. Jones, Cray
Court, S. ('. 29-tf
For Sale Good family marc, quali
ty guaranteed. Apply to J. A. Wof
ford. Madden, S. C. 29-1 t-pd
Wanted -By a young couple a fur
nished house. Will board any parties
desiring to remain In same. Address
P. O. Box 234. 2'.?-1 t-pd
Lost?One mouse colored mare mule.
?I years old. slightly wild, strayed off
Friday night. February 2nd. Wister
Garrett, Barksdale, s. c. 28-it-pd
For Sale -Ideal residence lot on
Church street near school, churches
and public square. Bargain to quick
buyer. C. D. Barksdale. 27-2t
For Sale?Barred Plymouth Rock
cockerels and pullets. One cockerel
and two pullets $2.50. C. D. Barks
For Sale?Two nice residences In
the city of LaurenB, well located In
a popular neighborhood and fitted with
modern conveniences. Large corner
fots. Apply to Dr. W. H. Dial. 26-tf
Per 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 |
Fer Bent?One small cottage on
Simpson street. Also suite of office
rooms in Dial building. Apply to Dr.
W. H. Dial. 26-tf
Fer Rent?1 two horse farm and 1
one horse farm, at Witte place. New
btuldings. rich land Apply to E. P.
Mtnter, Laurens. 8. C. 26-tf j
Fer Sale?A scholarship in a lead
ing business school not many mile*
from this place. Will sell at dis
count. For information apply at this
Fer Sale?Tract of land near Mount
viile containing 60 acres, on Little Riv
er, bordered by lands of M. A. Huff
and A. J. Smith and lying alongside
8. A L. Ry. Reasonable price. Apply
or write to J. M. Cureton, Jr., 152C
Pondleton street, Greenville, 8. C.
Royal has no substitute for
making delicious home-baked foods
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
"Jedge." 6ald iho old colored cltl
ten. "how much ler a license ter git
"Want it for yourself?"
"Yes. sun; you see. I's glttln' mighty
"That's evident Then why do you
want to get married?"
"Well, Jedge, ter tell de truth, pome
body gimme a long coat, a linen collar
an' a walkin' capo, en I knows a
ooman what says ^he kin mako a llv
In" fer me. on 1 feels des like a. honey
He Had His Suspicion.
One day a farmer member of the
Ohio house displayed. Inadvertently, a
large roll of bills In the Nell house
lobby A fellow member gazed In awe
at the sfiow of wealth.
"1 Just sold a drove of hogs." ex
plained the farmer member rather has
tily and confusedly.
The observing one was thoughtful
Ho did not reply for the half minute
usually essential to the full-measured
beat of his mental process And then?
"Yaas." he drawled, "and I'll bet
I'm one o' them hawgs."?Success.
The Masculine Way.
Men preach and practica by the card.
But it's a lead-pipe cinch
They do their preaching by the yard.
And practice by the Inch.
Our friend who In taking ua for a
ride In his neroplane startles us by
dropping n heavy wrencb bo that It
narrowly misses a man In the road.
"Why did you do that?" we ask, see
ing him chuckle over the man's fright.
"That's a country Justice of the
peace," he says, scooting the machine
up "He used to fine me every Sun
day for fast driving in my auto."?
STOMACH AILED HIM.
Deacon Jackson?Do idea if de hero
after Is kinder troublln' me.
Parson Johnson?Dnt shouldn't
trouble you Jes' think, yo'll be llvln
on milk and honey.
Deacon Jackson?Dat's Jos' what's
de matter. Dat stuff always gives me
"Peru Marquette Time Table.'
"One Rap Calls the House to Or-V
"Jack, I Never Dreamed That Y
Meant More Than Friendship!"
"My Friends. 1 Don't Want You to
Vote for Mo Unless My Platform Suits
"Well, I'll See You Again Soon. I
"Doctor of Laws."
"Debt of Honor."
We Start with the
Rough Log - oW
We end with the finished product,
and every operation is done by our own
men in our own mills.
Sash, doors, blinds, screens, mouldings^
columns, grilles, newel posts, sningles, lath,
interior finish, etc.?everything in DuildinV
material we furnish in both quantity ana
Complete house bills from architect's plan?
and builder's lists our specialty.
Brine or mail in your specification. Get our
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