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ADYEUTISKH PRINTING COMPANY
Laurens, 8. C.
W. O. LANCASTER
Sec. and Treus.
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Obituaries and Card of thanks t One
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LAURENS, S. C MARCH 0, 1012
The Advertiser will he glad to
receive the local news of all Oie
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Laurens county court house: The
best in the state! She's a beauty.
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Shame on the headline w iter that
would designate Spartan burg's chief
attraction as Mr. J. Wood.
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The sap has begun to rise and the
bashful candidates are beginning to
show themselves in the open.
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The best advertising that a city can
get is the reputation that it's people
Stand together and work for the com
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Dispatches from the population
centers state that the prices of eggs
have taken a tumble. They'll scramble
up again though.
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Rlease can call his party the Rlea.se
party, but the rest of the voters do
not care to be classed as nnti-BlensO.
They prefer non-Bleasc.
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By all menus, in preparing for the
coining crop, make preparations for
an exhibit at the county fair in the
fall. Please do not forget this.
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L. M. Glenn, city editor of The
Greenville News, ought to spell one
of his given names out in full. L.
M. Glenn fools us some times and
onuses us look twice.
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Wo congratulate the city upon the
fact that the movement to open a near
beer saloon here for a second time
was nipped in the bud. The action
was timely and we hope will have
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The open season for game birds is
over, but the open season for game
candidates has just begun. Among the
candidates the slaughter will be great
for only one bird will be left in each
covey, it will take a high and swift
flyer to get away.
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No spitting on the floor of the new
court house should be allowed. How
ever, we feel that it is rather pre
sumptions to make such a suggestion,
for we do not believe that the county
officers win sanction such tilth in the
beautiful new building.
? * *
According to our Cross Hill cor
respondent Met >rs. A. E; Adams and
G. M. Hannn will have to have their
names added on the honor roll of
those using the split log drag in this
county. Roth of these gentlemen, liv
ing near Cross Hill, have done much
dragging during the past few days.
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When the county fair comes every
farmer in tbe county who possibly
can should have a young colt to put
in the ring. As for cows and calves,
we will not suggest one. Two or three
cows and a bunch of calves should
bo shown by every man. Dive in and
let's have a big time and show what
wo can tlo in Laurens county.
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Don't you bet there are many
straddle-fenced politicians in Smith
Carolina tossing their beds these
nights trying to determine which side
of the fence they are going to flop on
when the Rlease Interrogators come
around? We can picture a few of
them in this county. It's going to be
fun to watch them come out though.
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Very often we see horses and mules
going down hill with a heavy load
behind them and no brakes on tbe
wagon. The owners of such teams
must not r~*ltze the extra work that
Is put Ul on these dumb animals un
necessarily. Brakes on a wngon will
not cost much and will be a great re
lief to the animals and make them
more able to pull up the next hill.
Tho heavy hauling season Is almost
here and we believe it would be a
fine Idea if every wngon should be
equipped with reliable brakes. Look
ing at it from a mercenary stand
point, the brakes will allow you to
haul larger loads and prolong the Rfe
of the mule and thus make the ex
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When It comes to strong weekly
papers give us the Laurens Adver
tiser. It is one of tho best weekly
papers in the State and in one res
pect it is like Greenwood gets bet
ter and bettor.?Gr on wood Daily Jour
Thanks, BUI, old man. We appre
ciate that. Some times we think we
are getting out a fairly good paper
and then we think that we are not do
ing much. Hut. when a little "bou
quet" like that one comes along, It
helps out. Hut then, Laurens has been
"greater" for some little spell.
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The Advertiser received yesterday
a new exchange, The Store News, a
neatly gotten up and sprightly pamph
let gotten out by several enterprising
merchants of Clinton. This Is a sign
of genuine hustle and It is to be com
mended. The only objection that we
can see to this method of advertis
ing, however, is its large expense of
money and editorial labor, the total
advertising space used not being equal
to what the stamps alone would buy
in either of the Clinton papers, and
the fact that it competes with the
local papers by printing advertise
ments of otbjer people free of charge.
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L aureus sympathizes with Green
wood in the disastrous the of Sunday
morning. This city has Buffered In
like manner, though in a lesser de
gree, during the past few months and
it knows what a great lire loss is.
The Greenwood spirit, undaunted, is
sure to come out ahead now, as usual,
and though the building was one of
fame over the entire South, it is a
foregone conclusion that one will rise
in its place as good or better. Though
the blow was a heavy one upon the
town itself, it falls many times heavi
er upon the owners of tbe properties
and we hope that they will feel that,
in this great loss, the regret Is felt
more on their account than because
of the blow to the city.
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The Advertiser is affectionately
called by many of its old rentiers "The
Dear Old Appetizer." but we thought
that this love and esteem was contln
ed to those of the genus homo. It
seems though that it is held In even
higher esteem by members of anoth
er of the animal kingdom. It is told
on good authority, and we are not
surprised, that even the dogs devour
the contents of this paper with as
much relish as the most ardent of
its subscribers. A littlo negro boy
land many of our papers go out to
negroes i came into the office hardly
a quarter of an hour after the paper
was run off last week anil asked for
another copy of Tbe Advertiser for.
"Pa says the dog done et up his oth
er one." The paper had hardly been
taken from the postothce, he said,
before the dog pounced upon it and
devoured the whole thing, news ar
ticles, editorials, society column, ad
vertisements and all. This goes
to show that there are some mighty in
telligent tlogs in Laurens county. It
might be stated that he appeared to
have a particular liking,for t>>f edi
torials and the grocery advertisements,
those parts that had nio^t substance
in them. ;o to speak
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Now, this latest move of the Hlease
forces to form county parties on
Hlease and anti-Hlease lines Is no
more nor less than a political round
up in a futile attempt to hold the
Hlease following together in the face
of the very recent disintegration.
Thc?? who have watched the trend of
events in the past few months and
havo listened to the conversation of
those who keep tab on the public
sentiment, are almost of one opinion
that the Hlease foHowmg i: getting
less and less every day. Nobody is
more aware of this than the inside
close advisers of Hlease himself and
they are making a mighty effort to
keep down the approaching Hood. They
are using the last victory of the gov
ernor as a "big stick" to drive the
lukewarm ones back into the fold.
The ruse will never work though for
many of those of Hlerse's following
who voted and worked for him. think
ing he was the proper man for the
place he now holds, have now found
out better and are done with him.
They have gotten enough and are
ready to give him up. And those
who swung on his coat-tail like he
swung to Tillmnn's are beginning to
see which way the wind is blowing
and are ready to give him up.
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Thoy will probably start to send
ing out Valentines in Laurens next
week.?Greenwood Dally Journal.
Thanks. Hut we are not such hus
tlers quite, though wo are beginning
to think of our Christmas shopping.
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WE EXTEND THANKS.
To those who took interest In the
book offer of The Advertiser, we wish
to extend our thanks and we hope
that they will bo pleased with the
books that the schools will receive.
The Advertiser thinks that the pro
position made was a very attractive
and reasonable one and we nre quite
sure that these teachers who took
advantage of it will be repaid for
By reason of the efforts put forth
by the teachers, The Advertiser in
creases its subscription list to over
2,300 and its sphere of luflucnco Is
extended. Hoping that this Influence
is for the best and knowing that it is
as good as we know how to make it.
we trust that the teachers will feel
that In taking advantage of the offer,
they have aided In the educational
and agricultural development of Lau
As we Bald some weeks ago, with
the teachers of Laurens county with
us, none can be against us.
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TO TUE LAUKENS ADVERTISER*
The Tribune wants another bet, to
wit: a font of 3-polut Italic that
Theodoro Roosevelt will get the Re
publican nomination; that Harmon or
Wilson will lead the Democrats; that
if Harmon leads, be will lose, and
that If it is Wilson against Teddy it
will be some scrap.?Fountain Inn
Now, that's covering entirely too
much territory in oae bet, especially
considering the fact that a 3-polnt
Italic is not made. We will take that
?ne, though, but will state our side
of the bot a little more specillcally, to
wit: As Mr. Oooly says "Wlllum
Haltch Taft" will be the nominee of
the Republican party; neither Har
mon nor Wilson will lead the Demo
crats, but that Champ Clarke will get
more votes than either of them and
finally that if Wilson is nominated he
will be defeated.
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GIVE US BETTER SERVICE.
Last week The Advertiser made
complaint of the poor water and pow
er service being accorded the taxpay
ers of the city. Our words must have
struck a responsive cord in nearly
every citizen of the town, for num
bers of people have made mention of
the same state of affairs.
The Advertiser Is not one to stir
up contentions, it does not desire to
take subsistence away from any man.
It has all It can do to make Its own
ends meet. Hut. it does hold that if
the city's affairs are not being run as
they should be run. then somebody
should be made to answer. If those
who are held responsible for the pow
er and water supply are not lit, by
knowledge and experience with these
things, to give proper service, we hold
that somebody should be employed
who is fitted.
It doe* not seem to us. from obser
vation of conditions as they exist, that ;
the machinery is the cause of the j
whole trouble. Within the past few
weeks the power current has been
more irregular than ever before. The
water has been discolord more than
at any time since we have known of
It. We will take two concrete ex
amples of either mismanagement or .
bad judgment. Doth are taken In con
nection with the fire of Wednesday j
During the fire wires, charged with
a deadly load of electricity, were on
the ground and suspended in the air j
where people could come in Contact
with them. One man, who had been
fighting the fire, narrowly escaped
death by coming in contact with the
current and it has been stated that
another narrowly escaped harm. Chief
Crews, soon after his arrival on the
scene of the fire, ordered that the cur
rent be cut off. He was Informed that
the power house had been notified and
that the current was off. When the
time when it was discovered, through
the narrow escape of the man spoken
of above, that the current had not
been taken off Chief Crews went to
the power station In person and told
the negro in charge to cut the po\\*er
off. Mr. Crews was met with a refus
al, the negro stating that he had or
dors not to cut off the power except
at the command of Mayor Babb or
Supt. Phllpot. Of course this was not
put up with and Mr. Crews made the
negro cut the current off. This order
of the officials In charge almost cost
the death of one and possibly two
people and placed many others in
danger. That Is what we call bad
judgment, unless the order to the
negro In charge was given for rea
sons not known to us.
The other case Is one of mismanage
ment. The wires were broken and
distorted Friday morning In tho vi
cinity of the fire. As a result, the
current was off for some considerable
length of time. This delay, It seems
to us, was entirely unnecessary. If
there were no cut-off plugs at the In
tersection of I*aurens and Caroline
streets, tho lino should have been
temporarily cut anyhow and the wires
connected after tho lower part of the
Caroline lino had been remedied. In
this way the customers of the city
would not have had to hold their ex
pensive machinery up lessly Idle.
That there was little water pres
Boro at the flro Wednesday night is
a fact, but tho fault there cannot be
placed ngninst the present manage
ment. Tho water mains are too small
and are not laid correctly, so we are '
The patrons of The Reedy River
Power Company, getting their current
from the same course as the patrons
of the city, are not hampered by the
service afforded them. Tills informa
tion can be obtained by applying to
the patrons of the power company.
Having shown that in two concreto
instances the oillcials in charge of
the power and water supply in tho
city have been guilty of mismanage
ment and had judgment, it stands to
reason that a great deal of the trou
ble has resulted from the same cause.
Now, this matter is one that should
be given consideration by the city
j council. If tho trouble is with tho
I machinery and If the machinery is
worn out or out-of-date, let the citi
zens and taxpayers know of it. If
those in charge of the costly machin
ery belonging to the citizens and tax
payers do not know how to get results
from it and if they are causing this
machinery to wear out faster than
it should, then some proper relief
should be given.
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Time and again we are asked on the
streets why it Is that we do not boost
the town. Tbe question is one that
is difficult to answer If we admit that
wo do not boost the town. This, how
ever, we do not admit for numbers of
times we have made pretty strong
efforts to do a little boosting. It
comes rather hard with us, but we
have attempted it in spite of the lack
of interest shown by others. If by
boosting is meant simply "blowing."
I wo beg to plead guilty. That kind of
wind does no good. Hut in attempt
ing to suggest some little things that
might be of good to the city and in
trying to make some connections with ,
outsiders to bring some producers
here, we will say that wo have, in a
Hut it has been rather a hard road
to travel with us. Hacking the en
couragement and support of those who I
naturally could make our efforts bear
fruit, wo have not gone about this
matter of "boosting" as we might
wish. For one to begin boosting and
praising and working for anybody or
any town, that one must be in a spir
it to do it and it takes cooperation on
the part of others before one can get
Into that mood. In fact, at times, we
get a little downcast or a little blue
because nobody seems to take as much
genuine interest in tbe town as they
might and because that spirit of un
selfish support and cooperation is not
evident. It seems thai a newcomer
or a prospective citizen is not given
th(? glad hand of fellowship and not
tendered that regard and support that
are given those of other cities. This
is a truth that cannot he denied,
though it is one of those truths that ;
your "booster" will say ought not to
be told. We could name several in
stances of this kind. Such support
and cooperation has been lacking in !
the conduct of our own business. In
spite of the fact that The Advertiser
Printing Company has a plant equal j
to any weekly paper In the liest boost
ed town In the state, In spite of the
fact that it has more capital invest
ed than all of the other newspapers
and public job printing olllces of the
county combined, it is not given the
support that its capital and, we will
say, its merits justify. Fr^ the city
itself, to which we beli? we pay
in licenses and taxes moiv than all
other newspapers and printing offices
in the city combined, we get abso
lutely no job work and only that ad
vertising that the law requires and If
there Is any way of getting around
giving us this it Is not given us. From j
tho business men of the city we get i
very little job work. Therefore the
time that we should give to "boosting"
the town and doing those things that!
a newspaper is expected to do. we
are forced to spend running around on
the railroad getting job business else
where at reduced prices in order to
keep our expensive plant running. As
for the advertising business, we are |
glad to state that it is paid for prompt
ly, though we do not consider it sup
port. It is a commodity that overy
merchant has a real need for and
which our circulation gives. Wo are
thankful for it.
There are wholesale dealers in this
city who cannot sell their goods to
local merchants, wo are told. They
find less trouble in getting trade from
the merchants in other parts of the
county, hut in the city itself they do
not get the trade that Is due them. We
believe in patronizing the home mer
chants so long as the prices are right
and if wholesalers can offer right
prices In other towns the size of Lau
rens they can do so here.
Now, when the merchants and oth
ers do not accord those living here
that cooperation and support that
they should have, tho town will not
grow as those towns grow whose mer
chants cooperat with each other. And
then, when merchants do not patron
ize tho papers as those papers have a
reason to believe they should be pa
tronized, then those papers do not
have that Jubilant spirit necossary
to the boosting game and the result Is
there Is a complaint that they aro not
doing their duty In aiding In the
The Advertiser has great confidence
In the future of Laurens, if her citi
zens will get together and work for
It. Whooping and holloring, however,
and telling of Its grei! advantage?
will not amount to much, unless we
do something ourselves. What we
need are industries, wholesale houses
or boarding schools that will brlrtg
Into the city outside money and then
we need to extend our trade area. As
Tor more merchants or more doctors
or more lawyers or more real estate
men or more non-producing residents,
while they would be welcome, they
are not particularly needed right at
this time. Our own merchants are
doing a good business, getting along
fairly well and are better rated than
merchants in more progressive towns,
but there is no need for many more
of them until more business Is pro
So when the next opportunity comes
our way to make this a blggor and
better town let's grasp It and un
til that time comes, let's all speak
well of our town, be on the watch
out for producing citizens and pa
tronize homo Industries.
There will be a public mass meeting
of farmers nnd all who aro interest
ed In farming, at Laurens C. II. Thurs
day. March 1 Ith. Hon. E. W. Dabbs.
president of the State Farmers Union
will he present and deliver an address
on subjects pertaining to the welfare
of the farming interests of the county.
Kverybody is cordially Invited to be
O. P. Goodwin.
Laurens, S. ('., March I, 101L*.
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
(Continued from page one.)
to finish my school. You have the
material for a splendid school there.
The mental ability of some of your
children is far above the average."
The trustees now have tho plan for
a very substantial building and the
new school house will be built before
Mr. J. Pitts Henry of Greenwood,
was up looking after his farming in
terests here last week and was the
Kuost of Messrs. Dean and Wofford.
Miss Tennle Madden was hostess
at a very enjoyable "Leap Year" party
February 2!>th. We do not know as
yet how much work Cupid put in that
night. Doubtless the girls used the
perogative that the 20th of February
gives to the fair sex to some purpose.
Owing to the carelessness of the
negro fireman, the boiler of Mr. .1. D.
Culbertson's splendid ginnery here,
was damaged last week. It was first
thought to be ruined but a mechanic
from Laurens was called who round
it not so badly damaged as first
thought to be. He succeeded in re
pairing it and the gin nnd well are
still able to do full duty.
Mr. Otis Huff of Laurens was the
week-end guest of his cousin, Lewis
Mr. Clyde Martin and sons, of Lau
rens wore the guests Saturday night
of his grandmother. Mrs. M. T. Alli
Miss Ora Powers, accompanied her
aunt. Mrs. Allison, fin a visit to old
friends and neighbors at Barksdalo
Miss Jessie Mae Mahaffey left for
her home in Clinton Saturday and will
in a few days leave for her new work
at Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Luther Finley has been right
sick lately, but is doing very well I
Look Out for Commutation Tux!
Supervisor Humbert has requested
that the taxpayers of the county be
again reminded of the commutation
road tax. This tax is now $1..*>() and
cannot, be worked out if not paid.
Fnless the tax Is paid a heavy fine is
Inflicted. Fach taxpayer liable is ex
pected to assess himself with the au
ditor as he does all other taxable
property. In case it is not paid, the
rural police will be given the execu
tion warrants and as they are anxious
to sho*v a fine record, they will go af
ter the boys hard. Mr. Humbert has
asked that the taxpayers be urged to
make proper returns and to pay up so
as to avoid further embarrassments.
The tax is used for road Improvement.
BACKACHE IS A WARNING.
Lnurens People Should Not Neglect
Hackache is nature's most frequent
signnl of sick or weakened kidneys.
To euro the pains ami ach03, to re
move the lameness you must reach the
cause -the kidneys. If you have pa III
through the . nail of your back, urin
ary disorders, headaches, dizzy spe'ls.
or aro nervous and depressed, start
treating tho kidneys with a. teste.l
kidney remedy. The slightest symp
tom of kidney trouble may be nature's
warning of approaching dropsy, gravel,
or fatal Brlght's disease, Doan's Kid
ney Rills should be used at the flrsi
sign of disorder. Doan's Kidney I'111 a
aro especially for sick kldneys- liave
been curing kidney troubles for over
75 years. Read Laurens testlinonv:
W. P. Shealy, 426 K. Main St., Lau
rens, 8. 0... says: "My back was In bm]
shape and I was hardly able to get
about. When I was advised to try
Doan's Kidney Pills I did so and the
contents of one box brought me com
plete relief. I recommend this rem
For -ale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's -and
take no other.
REV. Iff. B. KELLY DEAD.
Passed Away Thursday at Home in
Spartanburg, March L?Rev. Melvin
Bookman Kelly died at his home on
South Church street in this city yester
day morning after a short illness. Mr.
Kelly was 17 years of age. The fu
neral services will he conducted by
Presiding Elder Cauthcn at Bethel
church at 11:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Interment will be at Oak
Dr. Kelly wac one of tho strongest
and laost popular preachers or the
Methodist conference, lie was born
March 21, 1865, and was a son of
Uev. John W. Kelly, for many years
leader In the South Carolina con
ference, and Mrs. Anna Wilbur Kelly.
Ho received his collegiate training
al Nowberry college and then spent
two years in the study of law. Chang
ing his life plans, however, he Joined
the South Carolina conference in 1889
and has served churches in Jonesville,
Greer. Denmark, Greenville, Ander
son. Greenwood and Clemson College
At tho last session of tho confer
ence lie was appointed conference
missionary secretary and moved to
Spartanburg as headquarter?. About
the lHt of January lie had a severe
case of grip, and since then has grad
ually declined in strength until the
end came.?The State.
During Iiis young manhood Rev.
Mr. Kelly lived here with his mother
and others of his family, his father
having died when Rev. Mr. Kelly was
quite young. Mr. Kolly was well
known here and was highly regarded
by all who remembered him.
MUST SENTENCES TO THE CHAIR
Two Negroes to be Electrocuted in
Columbia, June 21.
Charleston, S. C, March 2, Isaiah
Butler, convicted of attempted crimi
nal assault upon a white woman on
Little Brltton Island, and John Coles,
convicted of murder, growing out of a
rural store robbery, both colored,
were today sentenced by Circuit
Judge Frank I?. Gary, In the court of
general sessions, to die by electrocu
tion In the state penitentiary at Co
lumbia, on June 21. These are the
flrsl sentences under the new law do
ing away with hanging in South Caro
The jury in Butler's case reached
a unanimous verdict after being out
ail night, expert evidence on Insan
ity causing the protracted delibera
Among a few of the first papers
sent out last week, it was stated in
the legislative letter on tho front
page that the medical inspection act
had been passed over the veto of flow
Rlease. This was in error as his veto
Win Conlidenco Will he Yours.
This is the proposition. Buy :! gal
lons of Unseed Oil with eyery 1 gal
lons of L. & M. Faint and mix the
Oil With the Paint. If the Paint thus
made costs more than $1.50 per gallon
?if the Paint as you use it is not per
fectly satisfactory?then return what
ever you have not used and get hack
all you have paid for the whole of
it and besides the money you have
paid to the painter. No other Paint
compares with L. & M. in quality and
duration. The price is right, the pro
position is right. You will be right
in using it whenever you want Paint.
Call on J. H, & M. L. Nash, I.aurens;
J. w. Copoland Co., Clinton.
Ku'gs For Sale White Leghorn oggs
$1.00 per setting 0f fifteen, Plymouth
Bock eggs. $1.00 for ill teen. ".Mrs. J.
" Bennett. 32-it
King Cotton Seed Improved King
Cotton seed for Sil|0. Buy ,? once ?,.
you will be too late. Apply to J.
Wade Anderson, i.aurens, s. c. 32-3t
Seed Corn Batts Politic, the kind
that Jerry Mooro plants. Qarrlcks
Ollflc, as good as the best. $2.00 por
bushel. G. A. Fuller. Laurens, Rout,.
.No. .). 3g.2t
For Sale Pino cow and calf for
Hale. Apply to Mrs. M. F. Hell, Lau
rens, Routo 2. 22-It
For Sale Two milch cows, fresh
n milk Apply Jo W. I). Ryrd & Son.,
it. r. D. No. .i, Laurens, S. C. :i2-2t
Duck Eggs for Sale-We have set
tings of Indian Runner duck eggs for
sale best stock. $1.00 por setting.
Apply to Mrs. M. A. Jones, <;,,
Court. S. C. 1 20-tf
For Sale Two nice residences in
the city of Lnurens, well located in
a popular neighborhood and fitted with
modern conveniences. Largo corner
fots. Apply to Dr. W. II. Dial. 2? tf
For Sale? Two mules and one maro.
cheap for cash. Apply ftt w. H. Hud
gens & Co., or to Dr. W. H. Dial 26-tf
For Rent?One small eottago on
Simpson street. Also suite of office
rooms U, Dial building. Apply to Dr
W. H. Dial. 26_tf
For Sale-A scholarship |? ft lead
ing buninoss school not many mlloi
from thin place. Will fl0R at dls
eoiint. For Information apply at this
vinn01" S'V? ,TraCt of ,and ?" Mount
vlll?i containing 60 acres. ?? um,.
er, bordered by lands ?f M \ ?ff
and A J Smith and lying alongside
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