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The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
siirn their name to the contr'*
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
This weather reminds one of Noah.
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Representative Johnson says Champ
Clark is a great harmon-izer
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Candidates seem a little bashful
this your Not ;? single ore announced;
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Things promise to bo pretty inter !
osttng in the county campaign if the !
ball ever begins rolling
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A candidate In Greenwood county
came out the other day with a half
page advertisement. That town is
strong on advertisement.
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We haven't heard any more about
Cashier Mathews and his letter which
be had pasted together. Mr. Mathews'
will have to produce the letter or else
peop'e will begin to think he hasn't
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Some unapppreciative barbarian!
has now hopped up and suggested that
tho import duty on si'.k stockings be
raised. Taking tho view that this
?lscrimina:ion against the w hole pco- j
pie and hot any single class, ,ve hold
thai this suggestion ought not to be
acted upon at a'.I. It is unfair to'
say that placing the added duty on
this class of merchandise is discrim
inating against the menfolks. Though
the use of the cocking Is restricted
to the other sex entirely and though
to thorn it is a source of great delight
on account of the superior wear
ing qualities, sti'.l the other sox gets
an equal enjoyment from them op!
account of their greater beaut} if
there is any discrimination at all. it
seems to us that a grave question of(
?who is discriminated against is In
volved. Since this question is im
possible of solution, we move that
the duty remain as it is or bo low
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A great many people have the
wrong idea of their obligation in
boosting a town They seem to think
?when some public spirited cit
goes to work and carries around a
subscription list to solicit stock I i
an enterpi so of som worth i 1 the
city, that all that is necessa Is l
subscribe to the stock That Is, in
itself, a commendable spirit it' tl at
part oi the support is I
something at ore tangil But
seems in many instances, and it is
said that it has happ< In Lau
rather recently, that people subscril ?
to stock for these enterprises
when, after trades are made and deals
closed, the t.me conies to pa>
the subscription money they fail
come across Now this -
ing the proper spirit and n I :
^carrying out an obligation made
relied upon b) Others This
not be the pro| er spirit
of a town
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Ol BH r to 11 v\ I ONE.
The public is extended tation
to visit the Greenwood spits
Oreenwood lournal. Ti e public of
Ke*N?rr) net never such ,:n. I
Laurens. Greenwood &nd all thcise lit
tie towns can have hospitals, but
Mewberry continues to send patients
a plenty to the hosp.ta..- C,<;
bia. Wake from thy slumbers, oh
JJewberry ? Newber.y Herald A News.
The bos, ita. in l^anrens h.*> ;.rm
ed a great success. Not until it was
pat In operation, a*as it realised what
a boon It was to be to the county It
is our understanding that the insti
tution is telfsustaining and doing
jereat good Many of our citizens, both
of the city and of the outlying dis
tricts, who heretofore were unable to
enjoy the conveniences of hospital
treatment, now are treated at the
l^aarvns County Hospital and many
others, who were able to go to larg
er cities, are treated at home at less
expense We believe that if a com
mittee were appointed from among
the prom c i I citizens of N
to visit the Laurens. Uaffney and
Greenwood hospitals they would re
turn home with the determination to
have the hospital at any cost.
A hospital is not going to boost the
population of New berry nor will it
prove a great business producer, but
it is an institution r..a; every city the
sire of Laurens and Nowborry should |
In this connection, it might DO well
to state that the hospital here has
been generously su,,>orted by all the
people, especially the physicians, and
It is doing a splendid work.
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It s been a long time since we have
had anything to say siout the conduct
of city affairs. In fa.-. The Adver?
tlser has been a little dry alone th >se
lines. .*? t one time ?e swore off :im1
said we nov?;r would say another
thing In the way of crltlcsm of the
city Council, because ii seemed as if
we were the only people interested.
Others were content to si. around and
take their dose and go their wa> re?
jotclng. Since nobody else seemed
interested, we thought we could stand
it too. Hut just recently condition*?
have been rather Intolerable The
electric current has been weak all
day every day. shut off completely
part of some of the days and some
nights, the water given us to drink
has had the appearance of just com
ing cut of a mud hole and well. well, j
well?Everybody knows how it is.
If we ask at the power house they!
say it is the fault of the telephone com
pany and wo ask the telephone :
company they say they are not at
fault at all, and there you are.
Who hit Billy Patterson!
Now. gentleman of the City Coun* I
Oil. Chls thing Is getting rather mo
notonous or tiresome. Can't some- j
'hing be done to give us better ser
Of course the leather is going to
be suggested as the cause of it a'.*.,
but that s no excuse. The weather j
has been bad everywhere else and |
they haven't had the trouble that we
have had In Laurens. There is some
excuse for turning off the power at
times, but when it comes to be so con
stant as it has been in the few past
weeks, it is disagreeable to say the ?
Vl>\ KRTIS1NU V Ml I nM \\.
There are two very good advertise
rs in The Abbeville Medium this
week, on of The Medium Itself ar.d
the other of the Anderson Phosphate
and Oil Company Win h \ye | Ick
up a paper printed some 5>0 or 7.% years t
ago one of the most interesting things
is the advertisenients. if this week'sI
issue of The Medium should be | ck
er would find out a great deal about
the current history of Abbeville coun
ty from th. Interesting letters of
c6rre*i| nd nts bin lie couldii'l guage
the business spirit o( Abbeville very
well by the number of advertise
ments. it Is. .-, matter of surprise that
some Kood papers, such as The V.- i
ium. the Tugaloe Tribune of West-,
min:-tor. and some others that we]
mich: mention, are always appealing
to the merchants to advertise A
newspaper is nr. asset to a town un
less ?.: '.s one of the kind that de
presses business and has a heavy
moral atmosphere. Ar.d every hews
paper should be well supported, In
addition to that?advertising pays
The above remarks by The Ander-'
advertising ar.d Job work. Ad
ing ar.d job business are differ
The time is past when a pa] er
Support" only. The time has come
now. when advertising is a necessity,
not only for the growth of any t
ness. but for the life of the business.
While live merchant* are perfectly
, willing to put down eight, ten. twc'v?
1 and fifteen dollars for large dis| laj
? advertisements, when they real!7e that
' they will get full returns for them.
] they do not and will not put down
that much out of mere love for the pa
', per itself and a desire to see it keep
', going They do not consider it good
1 business and neihter would we. But.
if they can be brought to re&iize that
in advert;sirg lies their success, they
' will put the cold cash down for t.-.e
j space. What these papers should do
, then and what all papers should do.
' is to cut out this cry of " lack of sup
port*' in the advertising column and
to get off on another line and Show
to the merchants that unless they d>
advertise, retain the trade that the)
have got and get more by pushing Into
other territory, they will be the losers. I
Each of these towns named, we
daresay, are contributing to more
hustling towns trade, that should stay
at home, the reason being that the
merchants are not making the proper
efforts to hold the trade in their ter
Now-, it is very well to ask for sup
port in the matter of job work. That
is something that is a first necessity
and it has to be done somewhere. The
newspapers do what they can for
their towns and the towns can recip
rocate by aiding them in a way that
will not cost anything extra. Hut in
asking for advertising on the grounds
that it will contribute to the support
of one of the town's "institutions" is
not good business. Advertising is a
commodity that is as valuable as any
other commodity and to sell it requires
the same arguments as do those other
LIBERAL GIFTS FOR PIANO.
Nice Sum Raised to Pa? on Purchase
Price of Piano for Second Baptist
During the past few days a list has
been circulated over the city for the
purpose of raising money to pay for
a piano at the Second Baptist church.
The instrument that has been there all
the time has about worn out and sev
eral members decided to get another.
The instrument has already been pur
chased and partially paid for.
Those in charge of the list yesterday
handed the names to The Advertiser
with the request that they bo publish
ed The gentlemen also handed a card
expressing the thanks of the school
for the gift, The card and the names
of the subscribers of the fund are as
The Second Baptist Sunday school
Laurens, S. C. wishes to thank 'he
business firms and individuals of our
city and community who have con
tributed so liberally to the purchasing
of a piano which we are badly in need
Follow ing is a list of the partes who
have contributed up to date:
\V. H. Clements, dealer in feather
beds $10.00. J. C. Burns & Co. $2.00:
S. M. ?: E H. Wilkes & Co. $2.00.
Switzer Co $1.00, Mahaffey & Babb
00, J S. Bennett $1.00, J. M. Philpot
$1.00. Red Hot Racket $1.00. R. W.
Willis $1.00, I^Atirens Drug Co. $1.00.
J. C. Shell ?: Co. Jl 00, Palmetto Drug
Co. $1.00, S. G. McDaniel, beef market.
$1.00, J. J Dendy, beef market, $1.00.
.1. .1. PIUSS $1 00; Mrs. .1. .1. Fluss $1 O0i
C. A. Power $2.00, O G. Thompson.
Judge Of Probate $1 00, H B. Humbert.
County Supervisor J. Waddy
Thompson, County Auditor, $1.00. Ross
D Young. County Treasurer. $1.00.
lohn h Ow ngs. Sheriff $2.00. John P.
Bolt. Clerk of Court. $2.-"'0. dec L.
Pitts. Supt. Of Education. $1.50, Orien
tal Candy Kitchen $.50. H. Terry $1.00.
J. M. Moore. Supt. of Laurens Mills,
<? 00 0 N Pranks. Overseer of Card
ing. $1.00 NV H G OS noil. Overseer of
Si inning $1 ?'??'?. Warren Hyden. Over
seer of Weaving $1.00. Clyde Martin.
Overseer of Cloth Room. $1.00. James
Thomas. Second hand of Spinning.
J" John Snoddy. Second hand of
Carding. $100. J. P. Hughes. Second
hand of Weaving. $.50, Roy Martin
?' )0, John Tutr.am. $1.00, W. F.
Bearden $1 00, Ed. Turder $1 00. R J
Franks merchant. $ 25. Irvin Sims
J 00. C. C. Johnson $1 00, Mrs. C. C.
Johnson R. E. Themrsen $2
Miss Effle Walker $5.00. F. H Burton
$1.00 M-s F H. Burton $1.00, Tom
A very $1.00. John Martin $2.00. Horace
T- *? V* \V T? ?? ?". ' ? . 5" iV.,
Miss Effle Walker
Notice D. V. K.
The regular meeting of the Daught
ers of the American Revolution will
be held Monday afternoon. March 4th.
at 4 o'clock a; the home of Mrs. .7
D. Watt*. All members who cannot
attend are requested to notify the
Mrs. Brooks Swygert.
Sourness, Reagine?*. Belehinff ind
Stomach Distress Quickly Fad?
Magical Ml-O-NA is what you n'-^d
for any disturbed condition of ihe
? MI-O-NA stomach tafc>*s ill d ive
ak? an roeau mysht bde am tcosm
. all the poisinous gases from your
stomach and make your stomach
strong enough to digest any food.
For any ailment caused by ??? ak
stomach such as sick headach*. dl; i
ness nervousness, lack of enVi*?tc?\
that tired all in feeling, sleeplessr,*?*
bad dreams or bad stcmar fc the In -~
ir.g aft*r too much ?mokine and drink
:?. c ' - i.: in< se .. menu no? ng on
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. S
Sumo as Usual.
.lacks township, in Lauions county,
is saiil to be democratic this year.?
In the Event
In the event that Solicitor Cooper Is
a candidate for the office of Attorney
General. Mr. J. Howard Moore, will
be a candidate for solicitor of this
circuit?Abtevtlle Press and Banner.
Have you ever thought that if you
give active support or silent Influ
ence to delaying or frustrating just
ice, you may be aiding in that which
some day may result In your own un
Yes, Pegging Along Here.
In Spartanburg they are raising
money right along for a trolley. They
are doing good things in Spartanburg.
Laurens. Greenwood rind ether places.
Newberry is dragging roads. How
about the Chatauo.ua??Newberry Her
ald and News.
A Problem in Mnthtnattcs.
Isn't It a sad fact that farmers out
West pay from two to three hundred
dollars an acre for land on which to
raise horses, mules, hogs. corn, wheat
and hay to ship South to farmers
raising all cotton on land worth
from $le to $eO an acre and yet some
people say we cannot afford to raise
such things here.?Abbeville Medium
We stand Corrected.
One rule which should be stringent
ly enforced in the new court house is
one against promiscuous spitting on
tMe floors. Such unsanitary and filthy
habits absolutely should not be tol
The inference is that one can spit
on the floors of the new courthouse as
much as he pleases just so he does
not spit promiscuously. The rule
ought to be a little more explicit.?
"The) Swear bj Hlm.M
It was announced in Columbia '..i.-t
week that Solicitor R. a. Coo-. ? r cf
laurens would positively be in the
race for attorney general. Mr. Coop
er has since qualified this statement,
which he says was erroneous. lie
says that If Attorney Geh? ml 1 yon.
for whom he has the warmes: | r
sonal friendship and greatest respect,
should feel It his duty to ottYr for
re-election. Mr. Cooper will not op; ose
In fact Mr. Cooper has also teen
approached to run for governor. It
is known that he is personally im
mensely popular in Newberry. Sa
luda. Abbeville and Laurense whence
Cooper, no doubt could be brought out
and would probably be a winner. He
is a self made man. came up from
the plow handles, is as clean cut as
any man in public life and those
who know him best swear by him.?
Anderson Daily Mail.
Two State Partie?.
We understand that the rrimary
fhfs summer is liable to develop a new
i ature in the politics .of the State
It is hinted that there w ill be two dis
tinct sets of candidates for the Gen
eral Assembly in each county?a set
if?cation. This would be rough on
seme of the politicians but it would
be for the best interest of the State.
oh! Von Jack-.
The State has saved us a reply to
the Laurens Advertiser by saying what
we had intended to say. only saying it
a great deal better than we could pos
sibly have done. We. therefore, fully
endorse what The State says in de
claring that not only Jacks township,
but every other township in the
I'nion. has a voice in selecting the
president of these United States.
It is the multitudinous rolling and
breaking of the waves of th? ocean on
the shore that makes the great swell
ing roar of old ocean; and so it is
the many voices of individuals and
clubs and townships and count:**-* that
make the great and commanding
"voice o? the people."
Of course the Democrats of Jacks
township cannot vote directly for
Woodrow Wilson or Judson Harmon,
o** anv oll t ' c' n i.date for the * real
man E. Mack: but every son of them (
can make up Iiis mind as to Iiis man J
and help to elect the delegates who j
are to go to the conventions, to send '
delegates to the nominating conven
The government of the nation starts
in the clubs. People who ignore thb>
fact often find that when they begin
to take an active interest in politics"
Othi r men have already been at work
and fixed things their own way.
If a man wants to take an Influential
pat ;, he must begin at the beginning ?
in the clubs and the townships.?
X e w berry Obser v e r.
Ignorance of the Game.
The I.aurons Advertiser recently an
nounced that it favored starting a rat
farm, product of farm aforesaid to be
used in rearing kitties on another
farm. Kitties aforesaid to be used
for the fur of their hides and appur
tenaces appurtainlng thereunto.
Now we warn our good Laurcns
friend, that with all of the moral
wave against racing and betting and
gambling, this thing of rearing kit
ties is tempting fate. We have
heard of men raising the limit, but
the kitty?never! In the case of
Cochran vs the Commonwealth. 102
Georgia, the "kitty" is defined as fol
lows: "A kitty is a receptacle in
a poker table into which a certain
number of chips are placed or drop
ped when hands of a certain value
are held by any of the players, and
the contents belong to the proprietors
of the place or table." Our 1.aureus
contemporary should be careful in ex- |
pressing a predilection for the kitty i
with the legislature yet in session.?
Anderson Daily Mail.
Free t arnations.
Each lady who visits Kays Pharmacy
Saturday. March 2nd. will be presented
with a carnation, compliments of Oak
hurst Green Houses.
-Ur. K. I.. Branyon, Prop.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our thanks and
appreciations to our many friends and
neighbors for their kindness shown
us during the recent illness and death
of our dear little babe.
Mr. and Mrs. ,T. \v. Hellams.
When her child is in danger a wom
an will risk her life to protect it. No
great act of heroism or risk of life
is necessary t-> protect a child from
croup. Give Chamberlain's Couch
Remedy am! :.'.! danger is avoided, For
sale by all dealers.
REV. U.L1SON RESIGNS,
Pastor of Second Baptist ( liurcli Has
Vccepted a t all to I'nlon and Hill
>.o to Hi* ?v Field at Once.
Rev. A. 0. Allison, pastor of the Sec
ond Baptist church of this city, re
signed his charge at the service Sun
day morning. The resignation is to go
into effect at or.ee. He has been call
ed to the pastorate of the Second Bap
tist church, of Union, and will go to
his new field right away.
Rev. Mr Allison has been at the Sec
ond church for about thirteen months
and by his Conscientious work and
Christian character has endeared him
self to his entire congregation. His
departure is greatly regretted by his
congregation and friends of other de
nominations His successor will be
named at an early meeting of the
V t.RK \ I IHM (?\ FRY.
( ertnln Intrredlents That Reallj Pro.
mote Hair Growth when Propcrlj
nee t ion w
These tngredients in proper combi
nation, with alcohol added as a sti n
ulant and for its well-defined nourish
ing properties, perfect perhaps the
most effect.v... r-medy that :s know,
for scalp and hair troubles.
We have a remedy which s chiefly
composed of these Ingredi ints, in com
bination with other extremely invalua
ble medicinal agents. YVe guarantee
it to positively cure dandruff and to
grow hair, even though |h? scalp jn
spots is bare of hai-. If here Is any
vitality left in the roots It will posi
tively cure baldness, or we Will re
fund your money. If th? sca!p has
a glazed, shiny appearance, It's nn
indication that baldness :s permanent,
but in other instances we believe bald
ness is curable.
We want every on? troubled with
scalp disease or loss of hair to trv
Rexall "93" Hair Tonic. If it does
not care dandruff and grow. ' a:r to
the satisfaction of the usi . we will
without question or quibbb? return ev
( ery cent paid us for it. \Vn print this
guarantee on every bottle !? has e'
fected a positive cure in '.>.; per cent of
cases wh??re 'put to a practical test.
Rexall "93" Hair ToulJ la entirely
unlike, and we think, in every ; ar
ticular, better than anything else we
know of 'er the purpose for which It
is prescribed. We urge you to try this
preparation our ?-. : risk. Cer
tainly we know of no pCtl I . .
to give you, Remembe* > ^.i e u oh
I MA DDEN NEWS |
Madden. Fob. 27.?The oldest inhab
itant will cortalnly have to put on
uls "studying cap" to roraeuibor any
A-orse weather than wo arc now hav
ing. It is a very consoling thought,
however to realize "that behind tho
clouds tho sun is silll shinning."
The very severe wind of Wednesday
last occasioned some minor damages.
Trees In the vicinity were blown
down. A stove Hue at Mr. Prollltts"
was blown over and a wagon shelter
t Mr. Wofford'8 was partly demolished
Rev. J. A. Martin filled his regu
lar appointment at New Prospect Sun
day and considering the Inclemency
of the weather, to a very good con
gregation, country churches as well as
schools have been hindered In their
work, on account of the weather.
Rev. Mr. Martin was the guest whllo
here, of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Finley.
Miss Floride Simpson, a student of
Laurens high school, spent the week
end with her cousin. Miss Ora Pow
Miss Jessie Mac Mahaffey went to
Mr. 11. .lud Langston spent Satur
day night with Mr. Tom Shaw of Cold
The friends of Mrs. Fstelle Daven
port Will be sorry to hear that she
has to return to the hospital, possibly
for a second operation.
Mr. W. H. Hudgens and son was out
to preaching Sunday and took dinner
with his mother, Mrs. Langston.
Mr and Mrs. Thurman Finley and
children spent Saturday night and
Sunday with their mother, Mrs. 11. C.
HERE IS A REMEDY
Til VT N II I. (1 Hi: SKIN
AND SCALP AFFECTIONS
And We Can Prow It.
Tho Laurens Drug Co. says to every
person be it man. woman or child who
has an Irritated, tend%, Inflamed, itch
ing SKIN or SCALP, you need not suf
fer another day. "We have a refined
skin preparation that acts Instantly
and will bring you swift and sure re
One warm bath with ZKMO SOAP
and one application of ZKMO and you
will not suffer another moment "and
you will soon see a cure in sight.
ZKMO and ZKMO SOAP are proven
cures for every form of skin or scalp
affections. They are sold by one lead
ing druggist In every city or town In
America and in Laurens by Laurens
Each lady who \ i^-;t> Hays Pharmacy
Saturday, March 2nd, will be presented
I with n carnation, compliments of Oak
[hurst Green Houses.
l>r. R, L. Pranycui. Prop
l.o>t Gold rimmed eye glasess in
city of Laurens some tune Monday.
Reward If returned to this office or to
G. -v. Fuller. Mountviile, S. C. 3l-lt?pd
Wanted Position as overseer on
farm, with experience. Address. D .
327 Laurel St.. Laurens. S. C. 36-11
Salesmen Wanted to look after our
interest In Laurens and adjacent coun
ties. Salary or Commission. Ad
dress The Victor Oil Company. Clevc
j 'and, 0. ' 31-lt*pd
> Lpsfrr-On the 21st inst. a bunch of
, keys. The tinder w ill please return
, to Dray ton Darksdale, or to the tin
1 dersigned. and a reasonable reward
will be paid. Jno. Aug. Barksdale.
Office to h? n' I >o | two*r< m office
[suite tor retu. Located in Law Range
' Fine location, convenient location.
Apply to .1. W. Todd. Laurens S C
helfet calf, price reasonable, applv to
?L M. Todd. R. v i i, Gray Court, s
Puck 1 for s.tie We have set
tings i f Indian Runner duck eggs for
sale, best stock. $1.00 per setting
A ply to Mrs. M. A Jones. Gray
For Sale -Two nice residences in
the city of Laurens. well located In
a popular neighborhood and fitted with
modern conveniences Large corner
, tots. Apply to Dir. W. H. Dial. 26*tf
For Sale?Two mules and one mare,
cheap for cash. Apply at w. H Hud
?gens & Co., or to Dr. W. H. D;al 2S-t f
For Rent?One small cottage on
Simpson street. Also suite of pfflce
; rooms in Dial building Apply to Dr
W. H. Dial. '
For Sale?A scholarship in a lead
; ing business school not many miles
I from this place. Will sell at dis
count, i-'or information applv at this
For Sale-Tract of land near Mount
viile containing 50 acres, on Little Riv
er, bordered by lands of M. A. Huff
and A. J Smith and lying alongside
S A L. Ry. Reasonable price Apply
or writ* to J M. Cureton. Jr. lS26
Pendle ton street. Greenville, s c.
When you feel
rous. tired, worried or dattjoedeoi :t is a
yjr* sign you nr<d MOTT$ NERVE?TNE
PILLS. They renew the normal vpor and
m.\ke I fe w.'rth .;v rj t> *3T* ?-4 ??k *<*
Mitt's Ncnrerine Pills . ? 11 ??
WHUAM9 MFG. CO.. Prr.-. . CWv*UmL OUm
i vi hi nm < <?.
., Laarens, >. t.