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ADVERTISER PKINTINU COMPANY
Lnureus, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. Q. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEB Sec. and Treas.
Advertising IIa (es on Application.
Obituaries and Card of (banks: One
cent a word.
Entered at tho postodlce at Laurens,
S. C. as second class mall matter.
LACHENS, S. (., MARCH 27, 1912
The Adrertlser will be glad to
recehe the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor?
respondents are requested to
sign tlielr nume to the contrl"
bBtions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
After using the split log drag a lit
tle, time should be taken to have some
brakes put on the big wagon.
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We are afraid that somebody has al
lowed his friendship and loyalty to
"homefolks" to get the better of his
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From what can be heard. It seems
that quite a deal of building and im
proving will be done during the next
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This cleaning-up day idea is a good
one. On clean-up day last spring, The
Advertiser had its windows washed.
They are beginning to need it again.
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The Laurens County Split Log
Drag Honor Roll appears in another
part of this paper. Who else should
be on it? It" you know anybody that
should, send the name to this ollice!
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Advance agents for carnival attrac
tions are again In this section. It is
hoped that Laurens will be spared this
time. A good big ?lose of carnival like
that one of last fall, is a plenty to
last a good long time.
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An active part taken on "Clean-up
Day" In Laurens will do lots towards
proving that you are Interested in the
town. The day set apart for a general
spring overhauling is Thursday, April
4th, and everybody is "cordially in
vited-' to "get busy" on that day.
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We believe that everybody would
be pleased if Contractor Rounds would
get the contract for building the new
post office building. He has put In
some splendid work upon the new
court house and, while attending to his
duties, has made many friends among
the Laurens people.
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It seems to US that "A. I. B." is
putting across some mightly good
horse sense in the letter he addresses
to The Advertiser today. Thorough
cultivation is the secret of successful
farming. It should be remembered,
though, that to get the full benefit
from fertilizers, a proportionate
amount of cultivation is essential.
Fertilizers placed In the ground and
not properly and thoroughly distribut
ed through the soil will not deliver the
plant food which it contains, but will
remain to have its strength sapped
out probably during the coining wer
weather of the winter months. We
are a strong believer |p smaller cot
ton acreage, strong fertilization and
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THE PARCELS POST.
The address of Hon. B. W. Dabbs;
made to a gathering of farmers here
recently, was one of the most
practical and sensible agricultural ad
dresses that has been heard In Lau
rens in some time. Mr. Dflhbs show
ed that he was thoroughly in accord
with the farmers and that he knew
what was their need. He urged or
ganization for the purpose of diversi
fying the crops of the south and for
creating better marketing facilities. In
that part of his address. In which he
dealt with (he prevailing disposition
of farmers to cry oppression and dis
crimination, stating to them that they
should demand their rights, .Mr. Dabbs
was very straight-forward and emln
Inetly sensible. It Is a fact that the
farming people are prone to declare
that thoy are not given (till prices for
their products and especially that
tho cotton buyers do not give them
the full benefit of market conditions.
Mr. Dabbs told the farmers that these
things should bo dealt with by the
farmers themselves and, instead of
walling over tho troatment accorded
them, thoy should rise up, assert
themselves and demand a price for
their goods. Mr. Dabbs was correct
in all these things, but he was wrong
when he urged the farmors to write
to their congressman to urge
them to voto for the parcels post bill.
This parcels post bill requires a
great deal of thought. By stating,
without support of argument, that the
parcels post bill was a bill intro
duced in the Interest of the farmers
and one that would benefit the farm
ers, Mr. Dabbs, unintentionally prob
ably, created an impression among
his hearers that they would not have
had if he had stated the reasons sup
porting his theory and if someone
had been present to give both sides of
the question. Mr. Dabbs should have
shown to the farmers his reasons for
thinking that the parcels post would
It Is not denied by those opposed to
the parcels post bill that it is being
fostered by those congressmen who
hall from agricultural districts. It Is
not denied further that they are sup
porting it In what is purported to be
the interest of the farmers. It is
avowedly a farmer's bill. But, on the
other hand, has It for its principal aim
the farmer hlmsel? Not hardly.
Now, what are the true facts as
to the parcels post? Will it be bene
ficial to the farmers in the Ions run?
Throwing aside all discussion as
to the actual postage rates to be in
augurated, and dealing with the re
sults to he expected only, it must be
admitted that all activity in behalf of
the parcels post bill is aimed toward
creating such postage rates as will
make It equally as cheap for people
in the towns and country to order
merchandise through the malls as It
will be to buy them from the stores In
the immediate localities of the pur
chasers. It is an attempt to give the
ultimate consumer the privilege of
buying from large industrial centers
by passing entirely over tho home
merchants, This being the object of
the bill, what will be the results?
Will the consumer get the goods
any cheaper? It is possible that he
will and then again it is possible that
he will not. Most probably, he will
not. With cheap postage rates, it
will be very easy for large mall or
der houses to Hood the country with
huge catalogues with deceptive adver
tisements and to sell vast quantities
of goods that are really inferior to
those to be bought in the home market
at the same prices.
Granting that the consumer can buy.
temporarily, merchandise of good qual
ity cheaper in the grea; industrial
and money centers, what will be the
results? What will be the result
here in Laurens county? If small
lot purchases of goods are made
over the heads of the local mer
chant then the business of the local
merchant will be decreased. If the
I business of the local merchants
I is decreased, that will mean elth
[ er that some of them have got
to spend less or some of them
have got to go out of business. In
either case, the towns will suffer. If
the merchants buy less, then the farm
ers will have a smaller market for
their products. If some of the mer
chants go out of business, they will
have to do something, so it is natural
to suppose that they would return to
the farm and here in the south return
ing to the farm means raising more
cotton. In either instance, the de
mand for the farmer's product is les
sened and in the last case, while the
demand Is lessened, the supply is in
creased. With the market flooded and
fewer buyers, the farmers will see
their products decrease in price and
they will be the principal ones to
And then, again, if the consumers
of this country persist in buying from
foreign houses those little articles
that could be bought at home, then
those larger articles which are really
the necessities of life and which re
quire the greater bulk of the farmer's
Income, will necessarily go to a high
er level and what might have been
gained by buying from Chicago will
be lost in the Increased cost of goods
In consideration of matters of this
kind, it must always he remembered
that every bit of capital sent out of
Laurens county, weakens the county
just that much. Kvery cent of capital
that can be should he kept at home.
To send it elsewhere to fatten the
purses of other people is nothing but
industrial suicide. The south'a money
must be kept at home, if the south
What must bo done? There arc
three classes of congressmen sup
porting this parcels post measure. The
first class Is composed of those con
gressmen who. not having given tho
bill the thought that It demands, con
scientiously believe that it Is for the
best Interest of the farmer. They need
to have their eyes opened. The sec
ond class Is composed of those con
gressmen In agricultural districts,
who, realizing that tho lmprossion pre
vails among their constituents that
tho bill Is for their benefit, are sup
porting It in order to hold their jobs;
this class Is the one which Is pointed
at as being afraid of the "farmer vote"
and they fear defeat if they work
against the bill. This class should
bo kicked out. Tho third class arc
thoso congressmen from tho great
northern centers whose constituents
aro supported by tho vast corporations
and large business houses and who do
sire to soe the mail order houses
' stretch their arms over the entire
country and centralize the trade of
tho -United States in their districts.
These congressmen, some righteous
ly and some unrighteously, are light
ing for their districts at the expense
of the rest of the country. This class
has got to he fought.
The parcels post hill, then, is not
a farmer's bill at all. It is a mail
order house bill, aimed at the very
life of the small cities and towns and
tho farmer and unless these three
classes of people bind themselves to
gether to light it, the large industrial
centers of the north will suck the
lifeblood out of them and in the end
a tyrannical mail order combination
will bo formed and then, after the
damage is done, it will be too late to
write to the congressmen. Instead
of writing to congressmen now to vote
for the parcels post bill, they should
be written to and urged to vote against
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THE NATIONAL COHN EXPOSITION.
Are any preparations being made
In this county for the National Corn
Exposition, which is to be held In |
Columbia next January? Laurens
county should have a large exhibit I
there. Tr.e exposition promises to be j
one of the most profitable undertak
ings that this state has had in many
years. Not only will it be an expo
sition where our people can go t?
gain information themselves, but It is
to be an exposition where our resourc- j
es will be exploited to thousand and i
thousands of people from other states. !
If we are to get the benefit of all j
its advantages, we should be in a po
sition to give as much information I
about our own county as we can and 1
then to receive information and edu- j
cation from other counties and states, i
For this reason our farmers should
make preparations, during the plant
ing season, to have a large exhibit of
wide variety to send down when the
The farmers should prepare these
exhibits, have them all at our county !
fair where they can be ns'sorted and I
studied and the best taken out to be j
sent to Columbia. In this way our
own county fair will be made a great j
success and at the same time we will
be prepared to take a high stand
among the other counties at the expo- i
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"JUST AS EASY."
Replying to our Inquiry as to its
reason for refusing the supplement,
exploiting the candidacy of Sneaker,
Underwood for the presiden cy, Tho j
Greenwood Journal delivers Itself of
This Is too easy. Why didn't you
ask us something hard? We hate to
do it. but here goes:
Why. the first lesson in the prl
mer class of newspaper ethics teach
es: "Let not the dollar dictate your
Simple, Isn't it. Funny you hadn't
thought of it before.
The supplement in question was
offered us as a portion of the pure
ly reading matter of our paper. We i
were to receive a certain sum In the
event we should accept the proposi
tion. We had no authority to label
it advertising. There was nothing
about it to Indicate that it was paid
matter. We declined in view of the
fact that the reading public can not
be expected to distinguish between
reading matter that is paid for and
that which is not unless so branded
or unless the fact is patent from the !
very nature of the article. Our
readers would have naturally taken I
the article as an endorsement of the
candidacy of Mr. Underwood by this
newspaper. Now Mr. Underwood
is a very fine man, and all that, but
the Journal is for Woodrow Wilson
and has so stated. Which fact, would
not have prevented the acceptance
of the supplement had WO been in
structed to brand it as an ad. Our
position Is sincere, honest. logical.
We Will not peddle our principles
for a paltry fifteen dollars?nor any i
additional amount which might be
offered. We expected that this sup
plement would find its way into,
some South Carolina papers, but j
honest, we didn't think It of The j
Laurens Advertiser. And In Justice
and charity to that most estimable
organ we would rather believe that
this matter was not given due con
sideration and that the supplement
found Its way into tho columns of
The Advertiser through thoughtless
ness rather than through Intent.
Now. that one was easy, wasn't It?
Entirely too easy! Called us an "or
gan" too! Thank you for handing us
out a little "justice" and "charity"
Tho Journal states that this supple
ment was offered "as a portion of the
purely reading matter of our paper."
The letter received by Tho Advertiser
did not say anything about "purely
reading matter"; It is, In part, as
The friends of Hon Oscar W. Un
derwood desire to give the widest
possible publicity to. his claims and
fitness for tho nomination to the Pres
Idoncy at the hands of the. Democratic
party. To that end his Campaign
Committee has prepared a four-pago
seven-column newspaper supplement,
which is Intended for circulation
throughout tho entire South.
I am now writing to ask If ar
rangements can be made with your pa
per to use the supplement. It will
contain nothing but mnterlal bear
ing upon tho candidacy of Mr. Under
wood- there will be no criticism of
or nttneks upon tho other Democratic
candidates, or upon the Republican
The use of the supplement would
not be Intended lo In any way commit I
you to Mr. Underwood's claims for
the nomination. Tho whole transac
tion is purely a business one. and is
allowable in every way by the ethics
It will therefore be seen that the
committee did not stud it as "partly |
of good journalism.
Now. that it is shown that Tho
Journal mistook the committee in so
much, in that the supplement was not
offered as "purely reading matter,")
let s go a little further. The commit
tee leaves it in tho discretion of the
publisher and in the minds of the
reader whether the matter is to be
considered as reading matter or as
advertising. As The Journal could
not possibly think of It in any other
light, if it accepted it. than in that of
advertising the only parties left to
deal with are the readers. The Journ
al states that Its readers cannot be
expected to distinguish between pure
reading matter and advertising, un
less "it Is so branded or unless the
fact Is patent from the very nature
of tho article." Now, right here is
where The Journal lost fifteen dollars.
The supplement is advertising he
cause it Is "patent from the very na
ture of the article." Why?
The Journal is not in the habit of
carrying supplements "blowing up"
any one man. The Journal is not In
the habit of carrying four full pages
of solid reading matter. Tho Journal
has not had anything of any length
! about Underwood heretofore and is not
likely to have following tho supple
ment. It is hardly probable that the
supplement sent by the Underwood
committee will be of the sum-! grade
of paper as that used by The lournal
and it is hardly probable that tll3
typo used by the Underwood publish
ers will conform to that use 1 l.y The
Journal. The supplement will, it is
reasonable to believe, be entirely dif
ferent from any paper that The Journ
al h?.- ever gotten out. Not only that,
but It happens that !ha supplement
will bo seven columns in width and
The Journal only carries six columns.
All of these things considered in con
junction would lead the most ignorant
or unobservlng to know that the sup
plement was not put there as "purely
reading matter" by The Journal but
was placed there because somebody
put up the cash expecting it to be con
sidered as advertising. Recurring
back to The Journal's own words ' tho
fact is patent from the very nature
of the article."
It gives us pleasure, als ). to stale
that a post ollice mono/ order came
In several days ago from Underwood
headquarters. It would also be well
to state that The Advertiser, on ac
counts of its large circulation, secured
twenty dollars Instead of fifteen. This
money order will be held until tho
supplement reaches here and if it
Conforms to the description given in
the original letter, we will collect on
it and apply it to the proper cause.
Now, that was easy, wasn't it?
IIA I) LEG (TT OFF.
Will Anderson, Colored, .Meets with
Severe Accident in the Itnilrnnd
Monday night, about 9 o'clock, aa
one of the through trains on the C.
& W. C. Ry. was preparing to pull out
for AuguMa, Will Anderson, a brake
man, fell underneath the train and had
his left leg so mangled that the doc
tors amputated it. There were no
eye witnesses to the scene, but it
seems that the negro was too careless
in his work and allowed tho train to
slip up on him and knock him down.
Some difficulty was found in getting
the permission of negroes in tho vi-,
cinlty to allow him to be temporarily
cared for in any houses, but an empty
room was finally procured where the
operation was performed under many
difficulties by Drs. Hughes and
Yesterday morning the negro was
doing as well as could be expected and
in all probability ho will get well.
Mere's Some Talk on Square oDals
Fifty cents; that's all, for a box of
Ml-ON A stomach tablets that will
bring a smile to your dyspeptic counte
nance ten minutes after tlx; first dose.
And Laurens Drug Co. states that
If MI-O-NA doesn't end tho misery
of indigestion or banish stomach dis
tress of any kind, you can have your
Tills guarantee applies to the fol
lowing ailments, gas, acidity, heavi
ness, distress after eating, fermenta
tion, henrtburn, waterbrash, belching,
sourness, pain In stomach, biliousness,
dizziness, norvouness, sleeplessness,
had dreams, nlghtsweats, headache,
constipation, despondency, hlontlng,
foul breath, coated tonguo, sea or car
sickness, morning sickness.
Fifty cents a box for MIO-NA stom
ach tablets at Laurens Drug Co. and
The firm of W. II. Hudgons & Co.
has been dissolved as notified bofore.
All persons indebted to said firm, who
ever they mny be, must make settle
ment of their accounts, or satisfac
torily arrange them, by April lath, or
their accounts will lie placed In tho
hands of attorneys for collection.
W. II. Dial,
One of the Firm.
For Clerk of Court.
To tho voters of 1.aureus County:
Fully appreciating your support In
the past and with my record us u
public ofllclal before you. 1 take
pleasure In announcing myself a can
didate for re-election for Clerk of
Court for Laurens County, s. Ci and
will abide the result of the Democrat
JOHN F. DOLT.
I hereby offer myself as a candi
date for the otlieo of Clerk of Court
Of Laurens county, pledging myself
to abide by the platform of the dem
ocratic party and to support the nom
C. A. I'OWKR.
The friends of Mr. R. O. Hairston
hereby place his name before the peo
ple of Laurens county for the office
of Coroner, pledging him to abide by
the principles Of the democratic party
and to support the nominees thereof.
1 hereby otter myself as a candi
date for re-election to the office of
auditor of Laurens county and prom
ise to abide by the platform of Un
democratic party and to support the
J. WADDY THOMPSON.
SPLIT LOG DRAG HONOR ROLL.
Two Correspondents have Sent in List
of Those who have Csed Split Log
Drag. Who's next.'
Following the call of the Adver
tiser for the names of those enter
prising farmers and others of the
county who have used the split log
drag since the recent rains, The Ad
vertiser's Cross Hill and Mountvlllc
correspondents have sent In lists. Oth
ers from various parrs or the county
should send in the names of those
who are dragging the roads in their
neighborhoods, also, for there Is no
doubt but many others are doing so.
Send In a big bunch of them next
The following names were sent in
by the Cross Hill correspondent. Mr.
W. T. Austin- R. W. Brown, Sam
Brown, C. R. Turner, J. B. Turner. W.
\V. Owens. A. K. Adams and W. T.
Austin. Besides these names, Mr.
Austin states that the town of Cross
Hill has put in some mighty line work.
The Mount ville list, sent in by Prof.
Culbertson, is as follows- Gallon
Chase, S. J. Rasor, Paul Feller.-, Wil
liam Fellers, J. B. Richardson and T.
Every correspondent who hears of
dragging being done in his or nor
neighborhood is requested to send in
the names so that they can be added to
the Laurens County Spilt Log Drag
Gray Court-Owlngs Lyceum.
The I Metrics Magicians and Musi
cal Entertainers will be at Gray Court
Owlngs March 29th. The I Metrics
with their extensive repertoire, pre
sent an entertainment that, will not
tire, the everchanging character of
tho novelties introduced maintaining
a sustained interest throughout. Mrs.
Dlotrics as a pianist appeals 'o both
popular and classic tasts. Mrs.
DletrlC appears to particular advan
tage when presenting nor planologues
which include songs, stories, imita
tions, impersonations, trick playing
and other features. She is one of
tho few persons of her sex who can
whistle a tuneful melody, her whis
tling being remarkable for volume and
As a magician, Mr. DletrlC leaves
nothing to be desired, skillfully pre
senting many mysterfytng, amusing
and spectacular combinations in the
always faoinating manner. Mr. Die
trie also excells as a musician. His
solos on the in -rous novelty in
struments always receive well merit
ed appreciation. Ills work on the
bells and the Xylophone deserves cpe
Special U. D. C. Meeting.
There will bo a special meeting of
tho United Daughters of the Confed
eracy tomorrow, Thursday, at -1 o'clock
The meeting will be Tield at the home
of Mrs. W. H. Gilkerson. This Is a
very Important session and every
member is urged to attend.
Mr. Murphy Bolt, rural mail carrier
on Route No. 6, was operated on for
appendicitis at the county hospital
soveral days ago by Dr. Guerry, of Co
lumbia. The operation was very suc
cessful and Mr. Bolt Is now on tho
road to recovery. He Is a son of Mrs.
Allco Bolt, who recently moved to
Children aro much more likely to
contract tho contagious diseases when
they havo colds. Whooping cough,
diphtheria, scp.rlet fever and consump
tion are diseases that are often con
tracted when the child hat a cold.
That Is why all medical authorities
say beware of colds. For the quick
cure of colds you will find nothing
better than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It can always be depended
upon and Is pleasant and snfe to take.
For sale by all Dealers.
SPECIAL NOTICES. |
Knitting Mill Help Wonted?Top
pels, knitters, loopOl'B and sewing mn
?hiin- hands, best wages, house rent
?ixty rents puf* I'OOUl, per month. On
April first xrf expect to double our
present production and will need the
above holpj Apply to C. P. Rogers,
Sup't. The Skyland Hosiery Company,
Plat Rock, X. C. 36-2t
For Sale?1 will have Nancy Hall
Sweet Potato plants for sale this
Bpring, and am now hooking orders
for same when one-fourth of the
amount is paid In advance. Price
500, $1.00; 1,000, $l.7.">. J. L. Power,
Gray Cour:, s. c\, R. P. D. No. 1.
Wanted -Anyone having an April
copy of Pearson's Magazine would con
fer a favor by offering It for sale at
this olllce. The Advertiser. 35-lt
For Sale Indian Homier Ducks,
heavy layers, eggs for sale; fust pen,
$2.00 per setting of 12; second pen
$1.50. Mrs. Julia Cook, Mountvlllo,
S. C. 35-lt-pd
For Sale Kggs, Haired Plymouth
Rocks, tine strain. $1.00 per setting of
fifteen eggs. C. D. Oarksdale. 35-it
For Sale?500 bushels of Pure King
Cotton Sted. Price reasonable. Sec
ond season planted from the original
seed. H. L. Blakely, Laurens, s. C.
For Sale Rhode Island Red eggs,
$1.50 per 15; Indian Runner Duck eggs
$1.50 per setting. H. R. C'lardy, Lau
rens, S. C. 35-lt-pd
Cow For Sale 1 cow, with second
calf for sale. Price $30. Apply to .1.
T. P<5don, Gray Court, s. C. 35-lt
I,est -White and orange female set
ter. ab< year old. Liberal reward
for Inf? at ion to recover her. M.
I.. Crisp, ..noree, S. ('. 35-lt-pd
For . ale About 50 thousand cab
bage plants ? F.arly Jersey. Wokofleld
ami Winnigstedt. Price 20 rents per
100. Apply to Thos. H. McDaniel,
210 S. Harper St., Laurcns, S. C.
For Sale -Pure Money Maker Cot
ton seed 75c per bushel. I paid $1.50
for seed last year. Hobt. A. Harris,
Owlngs, S. C. 34-2t-pd
Seed Corn Batts Prolific, the kind
that Jerry Moore plants. Qarrlcks
Politic, as good as the best. $2.00 per
bushel. G. A. Fuller, Laurons, Route
No. 5. On sale at Todd and Simpson's
For Rent- That proporty known as
Hay place, containing nice dwelling,
barn and fifteen acres of land. Ap
ply to J. Wade Anders n. Laurons, or
('.. C. Hopkins, Clinton, s. c. :'.1-L't
For Sale Five milch cows, fresh
in milk. Apply to W. 1). Byrd & Son..
R. P. D. No. :;. Lauren8, s. c. 34-tf
Notice Byrdvlllo Dairy and Stock
Farm jack now ready for service.
Colt to show. Will npproclato any
For Sale -Wyandotto chickens and
eggs for sale, Silver laced and white.
Prom best strains, recent importa
tions. $1.00 for a setting of eggs. Ap
ply w. T. Sonn, Laurons, Route 3.
For Sale "Pickers Delight" cotton
seed, an early, upright, big boll va
riety. Has made a bale per acre for
the last four years. Tho favorite on
my plantation. Hands pick from 400
to 500 pounds per day. Price $1.00 per
bushel. W. 1?. Harris, Owlngs, S. C.
Duck Kggs 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. C. 20-tf
The Best Products of the Best
ARK To BE FOUND
IN OUR STOCK
No trouble is too great for
us to take in pleasing our cus
tomers and we will be glad to
have you call on us
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featherston?
W. B. Knight
Pf*(HJSON, PP.ATMBR8T0NP. & KNIQMT
Attorney* at Law
Lauraa?, S. C,
Prompt and earoful attention tri vow
U all huaiaess.
Office Over Palmetto Bank.