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ADVERTISER PRINTING COMPANY
Laurens, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. G. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. aud Treas.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of (bankst One
cent a word.
Entered at tb? postofTlce" at Laurens,
8. C. as second class mall matter.
LAUBENS, S. C APRIL 3, IMS.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents ore requested to
sign their name to the contr1
nations Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
More candidates announced!
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The Advertiser regrets that a num
ber of notices and other news articles
sent to the ottlce for publication were
forced out of the columns on account of
the lack of time within which to set
them up. The electric current told us
good-by yesterday afternoon about 3
o'clock and did not return until after
eight. As this is the time of day that
most of our "hot stuff" is put in shape,
much of it is necessarily left out. For
tunately, our emergency supply of
news was brought into play and we
make our appearance with almost the
regular number of columns. The emer
gency news will be found in different
parts of the paper and will doubtless
ly be readily distinguished. See if you
can find it.
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CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON'S VIEWS.
Elsewhere in this paper is set forth
the views of Congressman Johnson, of j
this district, on the parcels post bill
now pending in congress. Mr. .lohn-1
son, it will be noted "does not hesi
tate to express Iiis views on the sub- 1
For those who are not familiar with
the present agitation as to pan-els
post, it might be well to state thnt i
there are two entirely different par
cels post bills contemplated. That is,
there are two bills in view, one be
ing strongly fought tor while an
other one is just "contemplated." Eith
er of these two measures has as its
Untlmate aim a parcels post system
for the entire country. Before going
further into these two bills, however.
It must be stated that a compromise
stage has been reached, it being sug
gested that a limited trial be given
the parcels post on rural routes only.
According to this, parcels of eleven
pounds and under are to be trans
ported by the post office department
on rural routes, the business to or
iginate only at points touched by
rural routes and the parcels to be
carried from thnt point to some other
point on the same rural route. Thus
a package can be carried from Lau
ens to some point on the rural routes
running out from Laurens and in
turn, from some patron of the rural
service radiating from Laurens to
some person or linn in I.aureus. This
service is purely a local one and, as
stated above, is a compromise Intend
ed, so the advocates of the national
parcels post, bill claim, to test the
elnoienoy of the general parcels post
Now, as to the two general parcels
post bills above referred to. One of
them calls for (he carriage of pack
ages of eleven pounds and under to
any part of the United States at a
flat rate, as letters and other mail
matter are carried now. According
to this bill a suit of clothes will be de
livered from Chicago to a point on
the outskirts of Laurens at the same
postage rate as the same package
would be delivered by any of the mer
chants of Laurens. This Is the bill
being strongly fought for. The other
bill calls for postage rates by "zones"
?that Is the longer the haul, the heav
ier the charges. According to this
bill, then, merchants In Laurens arid
Clinton and Cross Hill and Gray Court
and Fountain Inn will have the ad
vantage of relative rates In compet
ing with the Chicago mall order houso.
This, It will be noted though better
than the other, Is a virtual taking ov
er of the express business on small
parcels by the government, or in oth
er words government ownership of
small package transportation utilities.
Unfortunately, however, this latter bill
is the one only "contemplated.
As It is the purpose of The Advertis
er to discuss, only, the results of
parcels post, It Is not necessary to ex
press any views as to government
ownership of transportation or any
As The Advertiser rathor " lengthly
set out its views of the disadvantages
of parcels post legislation in its last
issue. It is not necessary i,o reiterate
them in referring to Mr. Johnson's
letter, the purpose here only being in
tended to show that Mr. Johnson is
really opposed to the parcels post bill
around which the light is to he
made. Only, it would seem well to
guard against comparisons of the par
cels post service or any other service
in this country and in other countries.
There are many things, perhaps, Which
might affect the people of this country
under a parcels post system that do
not affect European countries and.
though the parcels poet system might
be proving a success in those coun
tries. It must be borne in mind that
the American farmers and the Ameri
can working men are much better
paid, much better provided fov and are
happier people than those of European
countries. As a single proof of this,
only witness the large emigration to
this country. If the general masses
of the people of this country wish to
put themselves on the level with
those of foreign countries, let them
follow after them, but If they wish
to continue on %the road to progress
and wealth, as they surely are doing
now, It seems that the best way to do
so would be to fight shy of many for
And now. at last, to Congressman
Johnson's letter: Mr. Johnson goes
at length into the discussion of the
benefits to accrue fiom the parcels
post, denying that it will be Injurious
to the farmers of the south. After
discussing tbis phase of the question
to the length of about a column, he
continues, in a very small space, by
stating that he is not in favor of a
parcels post with a flat rate, but Is
in favor of the one in which the "zone"
rates would be charged. Hut, Mr.
Johnson is surely aware that a par
cels post system, where the rates are
to be made accurding to "zones", is
but remotely contemplated. Inaugura
tion of such rates would revolutionize
the postal system and Is not given
much thought by advocates of the par
cels post. It will thus be seen that
Congressman Johnson is opposed to
the national parcels post as is now
seriously advocated. The limited par
cels post, though possibly of great ad
vantage, should be dealt with cau
tiously. It is only put forward as an
entering wedge for the national par
cels post?a kind ot "nigger in the
Leaving out the question of gov
ernment ownership of transportation
Utilities, Mr. Johnson, by advocating
tin' "zone" idea as to parcels post, is
entirely in sympathy with nearly ev
erybody, including The Advertiser, ex
cept the express companies.
Congressman Johnson, now having
come out squarely against the parcels
post measure ultimately to bo fought
over, it would he well for constituents
of other congressmen to address letters
to see how they stand on the question.
Probably, it will be found that all ed
them have the same views as Mr.
Johnson, for there Is little doubt hut
that the general parcels post bill, as
now contemplated. Is fraught with
much harm to the farmers and labor
ing people as a direct result of the
great harm it would do the merchants
of the small towns.
FKI.DF.lt NOT TO TESTIFY.
Has not Received any Imitation and
Does not Contemplate Attending.
Columbia, April 2.?TelogYaphfe
'Inquiry brings from Atlanta this af
ternoon the assurance that Thomas
M. Felder has not received any invi
tation to testify before the dispensary
investigating committee here and
does not contemplate attending tiie
sessions of the committee, which will
be resumed tonforrow.
This disposes of the persistent and
circumstantial story which has been
going the rounds In the effect that
Felder was going to tell the probers
a lot of inside facts on the dispensary
Members of the Blcase winding-np
board and under subpoenas to testify
this week, and II. I). Hantln of Clin
ton, formerly editor of the Falrfleld
News, at Itldgeway, will be asked to
tell what was his authority for a
statement, published editorially, that
Farnum paid Into the state treasury
$if>,000 In addition to his fine of $5,
Split Log Honor Roll.
The following names should be add
ed to the Laurens County Split Log
Drag Honor Roll:
Waterloo: W. T. Walker, John Har
ris* Wharton and Wylle Hendrlcks.
Cross Hill: J. I. Iusti and S. A. Lea
Laurens: R. V. Irby. Watts Mill
aad city council.
Are there others? Send the names
It Looks Like a Crime
to separate a boy from a box of Buck
len's Arnica Salve. His pimples,
bolls, scratches, knock?, sprains and
bruises demand it and Its quick relief
for burns, scalds, or cuts Is bis right.
Keep It handy for boys, also girls.
Heals everything healable and does It
quick. L'nequaled for piles. Only li.'i
cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Faxns Parcels Post I
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson Is
an honest, frank man. He favors the
parcels post and does not hesitate to
write a convincing letter on that sub
ject to a consituent who asks him to
oppose it. The opposition to the par-,
eels post Is being promoted in the In
tel est of the express companies, but
they are shrewdly having a lot of
honest but misguided small-town mer
chants and traveling salesmen do the
work for them The efforts of these
are enlisted on the absolutely base
1088 ground that this class would be ;
injured by the parcels post.?Spartan
.Mr. Johnson and the Parcels Post.
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson is
In favor of the parcels post bill and
he frankly sets forth his views upon
this subject In a letter to a constitu
ent, who writes him asking that he
oppose the measure. Ills letter, pub
lished in The Herald Sunday morn
ing, is characteristically clear and
logical. Mr. Johnson Is absolutely
correct, In our opinion. The exprecs
companies are back of the opposition
to the parcels post bill and are re
sponsible for the cry that the small
merchant will be put out of business
if cheaper transportation for small
packages is allowed.
We have never understood why the
parcels post should not enable all
those small merchants, who have the
ability and business talent necessary,
to more-easily become larger mer
The parcels post can but help the
towns and at the same time enrich
the surrounding farmers and truckers
who sell in the cities.?Herald.
Cotton Mill Vote Will be Dhlded.
Spartanburg. March 25.?"The cot
ton mill vote is a big item in Carolina
politics. It has been bequested Please
by tradition. This tradition will prob
ably be shattered next August. The
cotton mill vote will be at least even
ly divided, if it does not give a ma
jority to Jones. Some of the largest
mill precincts in the state have given
Mr. Jones a cordial and enthusiastic
reception and welcome, and he has
been assured the BUpport of a number
of the men who practically control
many of the votes. Rlease's vote at
the cotton mills last election was not
as large as some people Imagine, and
this year it will be smaller.
Hal Ciosnell of Inman was Jones"
escort during the past week. Mr.
Ciosnell is one of the best known and
most universally popular men in Spar
tanburg county and Is looked upon as
a political leader. He has laid aside
everything else and has aided the can
didate in his quest.?Spartanbrug Her
Bkom, April I.?The farmers have
been quite busy the past few pretty
days we have had. There has been
a good deal of garden work done the
Miss Jessie Culbertson, of Fountain
Inn, spent last week with relatives
Misses lino and Emma and Master
Cordon Cheek, of the Habun section,
spent Saturday night and Sunday In
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hurts and Mr
nnd Mrs. Otis Martin visited their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Martin
Saturday night and Sunday.
Miss I.idle Culbertson spent Sat
urday night with her grandmother.
Mrs. Jane Cooper.
Mr. W. I.. Cooper and family and
Mr. A. It. Thome and family spent
Sunday with Mr. .1. W. Moore's family.
Mr. R. H. 'Coley spent Sunday In
Mr. and Mrs. Hroadus Cooper spent
Sunday with Mr. T. J. Cooper.
The Wise Painter.
He won't buy ready for use from the
ftcan Paint HKCAL'SE it's nearly ha'f
Oil?and therefore If he paid $2.10 for
a gallon of such Paint, he must pay
$1.00 for a half gallon of Oil, when
the price of OH Is only $1.00 for one
gallon. Hut he buys L. & M. Paint
because it's thick and because he adds
the pure Linseed Oil to it?In this way
making his Paint for $l.r>7 per gal
lon, and getting pure Lead, Zinc and
Linseed Oil Paint. That's why we sell
Call on J. H. & M. L. Nash, Lau
rens; J, W. Copeland Co., Clinton.
The Danger After Grip,
lies often in a run-down system.
Weakness, nervousness, lack of ap
petite, energy and ambition, with dis
ordered liver and kidneys often fol
low an attack of this wretched dis
ease. The greatest need then is
Electric Bitters, tho glorious tonic,
blood purifier and regulator of stom
ach, liver and kidneys Thousands
have proved that they have strength
en their nerves, build up the system
and restore to health and good spirits
after an attack of Orlp. If Buffer
ing, try them. Only aOccnts. Sold
and percfet satisfaction guaranteed
by Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
For Clerk of Court.
To the voters of Laurens County
Fully appreciating your support in
the past and with my record as a
public official before you. I take
pleasure in announcing myself a can
didate for re-election for Clerk of I
Court for Laurena County, S. C, and j
will abide the result of the Democrat
.101 IN F. BOLT.
1 hereby offer myself as a candi
date fc ? the office of Clork of Court
of Lav ens county, pledging myself
to abide by the platform of the dem
ocratic party and to support the nom
C. A. POWER.
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.
I hereby offer 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 the
democratic party and to support the
J. WADDY THOMPSON.
For County Commissioner.
1 hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Commslslon
i er of Laurens county subject to the
result of the Democratic primary elec
T. MAC ROPER.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the office of
Sheriff of Laurens county, pledging
myself to abide by the platform of
the Democratic party and to support
! the nominees thereof.
JOHN D. OWINGS.
For State Senator.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Senator
from this county, pledging myself to
< abide by the platform of the Demo
i cratlc party and tq support the noni
'. luces thereof.
R. D. BOYD.
For Kent?House and lot near hos
pital. S rooms, garden, modern Im
provements. In excellent condition.
Apply to W. L. Cray, Laurens, S. C.
Wanted Teacher or advanced stu
dent for new kindergarten plan, sal
ary $1.50 per day. Advancement. Ad
dress "Ambition" care The Advertiser.
Wanted Intelligent lady to travel
in the interest of educational work.
Snlary ?">o. and expenses. State pres
ent employment. Address "Special"
care The Advertiser. 36-lt-pd
Notice Registered Jersey bull now
ready for service. Price $2.00 if
charged, $1.00 cash. I). E. Todd. Lau
rens. S. C, R. F. D. No. I. 36-lt-pd
For Sale?Eggs. Barred Plymouth
Rocks, line strain. $1.00 per setting of
fifteen eggs. C. I). Barksdale. 36-lt
Knitting JIJII Help Wanted?Top
pers, knitters, loopers and sewing ma
chine hands, b^st wages, house rent
sixty cents per room, per month. On
April first we expect to double our
present production and will need the
above help. Apply to C. P. Rogers,
Sup't. The Skyland Hosiery Company,
Flat Rock, N. C. :jr.-2t
For Sale?r>00 bushels of Pure King
Cotton Sled. Price reasonable. Sec
ond season planted from the original
seed; II. L. Blakoly, Laurens, s. C.
For ..ale?About 50 thousand cab
bage plants?Early Jersey, Wakefield
and YVinnigstadt. Price 20 cents per
100. Apply to Thos. B. MoDaniel,
210 S. Harper St., I^aurens, S. C.
Notice?Byrdvhie Dairy and Stock
Farm jack now ready for service.
Colt to show. Will appreciate any
For Sale?Wyandotte chickens and
eggs for sale, Silver laced and white.
From best strains, recent importa
tions. $1.00 for a setting of eggs. Ap
ply W. T. Senn, Laurens, Route 3.
For Sale?"Pickors Delight" cotton
seed, an early, upright, big boll va
riety. Has made a bale per aero for
the last four years. The favorite on
my plantation. Hands pick from 400
to f>00 pounds per day. Price $1.00 per
bushel. W. P. Harris, Owlngs, S. C.
Duek 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, Oray
Court, S. C. 29-tt
I am prepared to furnish Car
nations in many colors of finest
growth for the Easter trade.
Also, I have for sale trans
planted Tomato Plants and Pep
per Plants. Call or Phone your
orders. Do not delay and be
W. RAY ANDERSON,
Laurens, S! C.
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Advertiser Printing Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Aa^ UARCOURT ^C01ouisville.Ky
1 Cll 1 MANUFACTURING ENGRAVERS
Prices Quite as Reasonable as Consistent with Quality.
111 f Ml iMMOMIM??
Store and lot. Also nice new dwelling of |
Jno. M. Moore. Store near Laurens Mill. Good
proposition?see us at once.
Splendid lot and three room House on Sullivan
street opposite Mr. J. J. Pluss at a bargain.
Good House and lot on Martin Street.
Fine Farm known as Polly Franks place, four
miles above Laurens, near Greenville and Laurens
road. 100 acres worth the money we can sell it
Home Trust Co.
N. B. DIAL, C. H. ROPER,
President. Sec. & Treas.
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average renter pays for his place every eight years
but the land lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RKNT
il78 Acres near Mt. Olivo Clinch. OllOap and on easy terms.
One-half interest in one of the finest llmo quarries in the South.
Four miles of Ware Shoals. Cheapen easy lorms.
At $120.00 per yeav in 10 years. . $1,581.(58
At $120.00 per year in 25 years. $6,588.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 years. $3,163.36
At $240.00 per year in 25 years. 13,167.43
We will cut any of the following into such size tracts
as you desire. We buy at wholesale and retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
Splondid farm and ginnery at Ekom, containing 100 acres, and
good dwelling, outhouses, otc, 20-horso engino and 10-horse hoilor, two (50
saw gin, all in good shape on easy torms or all cash.
About 100 Acros near Watts Mill, known as the Padgett Land.
552 Acros locatod near Roody River Power Company, on Rocdy
Rivor, and known as tho Dorroh Place. Price, $12.50 to $20.00., por
acre, depending on number of acros and location.
200 acres three miles east of Laurens. High state, cultivation
23 acros at Aull's cross roads, cheap for quick salo.
19 acres near Watts Mills, all improvod, for $1,500,.half cash.
105 acres, a part of J. N. C-ardy tract. $8.00 per acre. Got tho bar
Several houses and lota near Watts Mill.
93 acres near Ora, level and good improved land, $50 per acre.
400 acres near Stomp St .Inga, $11.60 per acre.
We also have for sale about Twenty-two Acres of land wlihin the
corporate limits of the City of Laurens. known as Grays Hill which
we will sell in small building lots, at reasonable prices. A good manv
of these lots have cottages on them. '
Remember that we cut off any number of acres de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible for every white
farmer in Laurens County to own his home.
Laurens Trust Company
R. A. Coopkr, President. C. W. Tunk, Sec. & Treas.
Anderson A Olakeley, Managers Real Estate Sales.