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LAURENS, S. C APRIL 17, 1912
The Advertiser will he glad to
reeeJre the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
hations Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn,
When It comes to profitable trade,
the Laurens merchants can "call" any
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Capt. .lorn O. Capers Is out for con
gress from this district. He must be
after that $2,000 contest allowance.
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For the man who loves excitement,
fried ham at night will lead to a
plenty of it. Murderers and robbers
are as thick as peas.
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Capt. Capers says "There has been
no opportunity here to vote for a re
publican of good repute for sixteen
years". Wouldn't that jar you?
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The mechanical work on the unveil
ing supplement of The Columbia State
Friday was the best that we recollect
ever having seen on news paper.
Dy way of politics, a very interest
ing day could be had of it If we could
have Judge Jones and our dear gov
ernor to speak here on the court house
steps some day soon.
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Many other towns continue to hoop
nnd yell, adopt new slogans every oth
er week, brag about new folks coin
ing t? town and what not, while Lnu
rens goes steadily along enjoying sub
stantial growth. That's the best way
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Judging from the baseball writp-upa
in the Newberry Herald and News it
seems that the poor visiting teams
never make a creditable play, while
thero Is always a halo of glory around
a majority of the Newberry-ites. Why
not give both sides?
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"Does it not shake your faith in a
milliner to buy the only pretty, origi
nal and unique hat she has- and then
find a half dozen women wearing
similar ones," says The Spartanburg
Journal. Didn't know they had any
"frocks" on the Journal staff.
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Laurens enjoys all the trade that is
really due it from a limited territory,
but it should stretch nnd extend the
bounds of that territory. Our trad
ing area should he steadily made
largor. It can be done by consistent
advertising and seeing to it that our
cotton market during the coming year
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"A Laurens county man read where
there was 'money in poultry" and
thinking it was meant literally killed
all of itis chickens. Of course, he was
disappointed. Speak plainly when
you speak to Laurens county people,"
says the Daily Piedmont. Yes, money
is so thick down this side, folks are
liable to find it anywhere.
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It is hard for us to believe that thoso
of the high-minded and conscientious
followers of IMease In the last elec
tion, and there were many of them,
still believe In him and are going to
support htm, We believe that they ]
realize now that they we'ro fooled and
at election timo they will decldo
against him and vote for Jones.
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, Now, as a plain matter of fact, is
it not a logical conclusion that if the
govornor of tho stato encourages
lynching, his followers will lynch?
Therefor?, isn't it reasonable to con
elude thnt tho Increase of lynching in
this state during the past few months
is due to the Influence of tho governor?
Such conclusions are inevitable.
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We are eager to see that Blease and
antl-Dlease political line-up that was
spoken of some time hack. There will
be no antl-Uleaso candidates in this
county, bnt a plenty of non-Hlease
ones. If the Please forces have any
candidates, though, we want to know
away. We want to let the
people know them also and how they
stand. So, Just as soon as tho Dlonoe
candidates are lined up, we extend an
invitation to the leaders to let ui?
know who they are and we'll put
their namea on the front page of thiB
paper. Dou't be afraid to come out
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Says the St. Louis (Mo.) Hardware
Reporter, a national niagazino for
hardware dealerB: '"One of the best
discussions of this pbaBe of the par
cels post that we have over read, ap
peared in the form of an editorial in
a recent Isbuo of Tho Laurens (S. C.)
Advertiser". We admire The Hard
ware Reporter's discriminating judg
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The new court house is a monument
to Supervisor Humbert and the county
commls8onors. Doubtless when the
subject of the now buidlng was first
broached, much antagonism was ex
pressed, but it can safely be said now
that thero is not a man in the coun
ty but who is proud of the new build
ing and glad that it has been erected.
The building is a beautiful one as well
as comfortably arranged. It has few
equals In South Carolina.
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Referring to the comments of The
Spartanburg Herald upon the parcels
post letter of Congressman Johnson,
which comments were reprinted in this
paper last week, The Yorkville En
quirer says this:
That about sizes up the situation.
The Enquirer has all along been in fa
vor of the parcels post, and like tho
Herald has not hesitated to say so.
We have bad lots of alarmist litera
ture on the subject; but we have nev
er heard a complaint from a local mer
chant. We think it is the express
companies principally, that are behind
the opposition, and they are behind it
because they know that the establish
ment of the parcels post will make
them reduce express charges to peo
ple living in rural communities as well
as to merchants in the smaller towns,
and really we do not see where the
public is to be hurt by the reduction
of express charges.
By endorsing the stand taken by
The Spartanburg Herald, we infer that
The Yorkville Enquirer endorses the
views of Congressman Johnson, viz.,
that be is in favor of a parcels post
with rates according to zones, but ab
solutely opposed to a parcels post with
fiat rates. We also gather that both
of our esteemed contemporaries fav
or government ownership of transpor
tation \ttilities and government com
petition with private individuals.
We also gather from comments in
The News and Courier thnt it is in
favor of any old parcels post, just so
it lias the label. If our recollection
serves us right. The State also holds
the same views while The Augusta
Chronicle comes out squarely and llat
footedly against it In any shape or
We are glad to note that there Is an
increasing disposition on the part of
the State press to discuss this most
important question. We hope, however
that they will discuss the vital points
more in detail and deal less in gener
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EARLY CLOSING TIME.
Mr. Merchant: Pretty soon those
long and hot summer days will begin,
and you know bow it Is along about
ter the day's labor. Your clerks feel
and ?et a little rest and exercise af
tro the day's labor. Your clerks feel
the same way and possibly a little
more so. A little recreation In the
cool of the afternoon will help mighti
ly in preparing them tor the next
I day's work. And besides, there Is lit
tle to do after six o'clock. The first
J of May Is a good day to'begin the
early closing on. There is really no
use in staying open after that hour
during May and the other months. Al
low the young men and young women
a little enjoyment. We know you are
I going to do It though; they will ap
preciate it. ,
And then, you bouse keepers! You
know that you arc Just ns Instrumen
tal in paving the wny for the early
closing as the merchants are. You
know that if you telephone for some
groceries nt five minutes to six that
your grocer feels called upon to send
them out. And you know, too, that
every clerk feels thnt those things
have got to be delivered If the "boss"
holds your trade? Don't do it! Make
your arrangements early nrrd do not
keep the clerks waiting. Maybe, while
you are keeping somebody else's hus
band or Bon or dnughter cooped up,
soino other housekeeper is keeping
yours cooped up in the same way.
Then everybody refrain from putting
off for six o'clock what could be done
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GET OUT SPLIT LOG DRAGS1
If over tho time was propitious for
using the split log drag, that time is
right now. This rain, if we Judge
correctly, will halt farm work for a
few days and though many other
things could be done, nothing will
make better returns than a Judicious
uho of the spilt log drag on the roads.
A plow and shovel will aid greatly
here and there. Everybody make a
mighty pull for the next few days and
get the roads of the county in good
shape. The county suffered large
losses during the recent flood and ev
ery bit of the money that can possibly
be spared will be needed in repairing
Mr. Humbert is greatly handle*ppod
\n h!? rctnA wnrk thin year and hol
should have assistance. The county
hasn't the money on hand to make the
repairs consequent upon tho Hood and
at the Bume time to keep abreast with
tho road problem. Therefore, It seems
to us that every citizen of the county
should rush Out to help him and to do
wbut he can in putting the roads in
condition for tho summer months. We
do not mean to ruBh out and do a lit
tle work on the roads and then pre
sent a bill to the supervisor. This
should not be done.
The Advertiser wants to see a coun
ty-wide response to this call for the
split log drags. We would like to hear
of so many drags on the roads that if
a man in a balloon were flying over
the county, a birdseye view would
show a man with two mules on ev
ery road. Wouldn't this bo a great
sight? Though the balloon will hard
ly be here to occupy its place In the
picture, the men and the mules are
Let's have a spontaneous outpouring
of tho people upon the roads during
the next few days. It will be time and
money well invested.
MRS. LUCAS IN SPARTANBURG.
Enthusiastically Received by Spartan*
burg Audience When She Took Part
Mrs. W. E. Lucas has returned from
Spartanburg, where she took a prom
inent part in an entertainment Thurs
day evening given for the benefit of
Tho Wesley House. Mrs. Devereux
Turner, who has a class in voice here
now, arranged the parts and coached
the participants and she came In for
a large part of the credit for the suc
cessful performance. The Spartan
burg Journal has the following to say
in regard to the parts played by these
The sufrage shows at the Opera
House last night was one which would
have done credit to professionals.
The meeting was presided over by
Mrs. Walter Montgomery whose
charming appearance nnd witty re
marks kept everything going without
a single hitch.
Mrs. Lucas proved herself to be a
thorough mistress of her art. In
deed few pianists can play as she does*.
Her depth of expression, delicacy
and at the same time power of touch
are remarkable. She was enthusias
Mrs. Devereux Turner proved a
genuine surprise to the audience In
her portrayal of ''Mamming Viney" in
the "Dixie" sketch. Indeed she prov
ed thnt all which is claimed for her
as a professional singer and artist of
high standing is well deserved.
The show was arranged and coached
by Mrs. Devereux Turner and she de
serves great praise for the success of
the affair which will be repeated at
an early date with new features and
a larger cast.
MIL (TKRY REINSTATED,
Is to Serve this Year on Equalization
Hoard for Dials Township.
Acting upon the recommendation of
the County Board of Equalization, Gov.
Dlease has removed S. L. Owings from
the board of equalization for Dials
township and has appointed in bis
stead W. Collier Curry, a member
who has been serving for many years.
It will be remcmboed that a resolu
tion was passed at the first meeting of
the county board some time ago, re
questing Qov. Dlease to nppoint Mr.
Curry who itad served so faithfully In
former years. Mr. Curry, so it was
charged, was not re-appointed by the
governor during the sessions of the
legislature because It had been inti
mated to him that Mr. Curry no long
er desired it, Rep. Archie Willis be-'
ing charged with being at the bottom
A member of the county board, In
speaking of the displacement of Mr.
Owings, stated that the action was the
result of no antagonism or hostility
to Mr. Owings, but was simply the re
sult of n desire to do Mr. Curry Jus
tice. Mr. Owings, it is understood,
will make no fight on the change.
Don't be surprised if you havo an
attack of rheumatism this spring. Just
rub the affected partB freely with
Chamberlain's Liniment and It will
soon disappear. Sold by ail dealers.
No More Hawking and Snuffling When
Yon Breathe Hyomel.
HYOMEI (pronounce it High-o-me)
is guaranteed to end the misery of
Breathe it, destroy the catarrh
germs, and soon hawking and snuffling
Breathe it, and crusts will no long
er form In nose; mucus will not
iodgo In the throat; all infinmatioa
will leave the membrane of the nose
and throat and your head will feel
clear and fine.
Breathe It for coughs, colds and sore
throat; its soothing, healing, antisep
tic action Is better than all the stom
ach dosing remedies In creation, and
there Isn't a particle of opium, co
caine or other habit forming drug in
Complete outfit, which Includes in
haler, $1.00. Extra bottles of HYO
MEI 60 cents at Laurens Drug Co.
and druggists everywhere.
OF LAURENS BRIARS
Old Command to Meet Again ut Gray
Court-Owlngs Institute Saturday?
Enthusiastic Addresses Expected.
The annual reunion of the Laurens
Briars, that body of gallant old Con
federate soldiers will be held tho
coming Saturday in the building of tho
Gray Court-Owlngs Institute. This an
nual reunion is looked forward to with
eager anticipation by the old soldiers
and It Is expected that a great day
will be had of It. Though tho num
bers are becoming fewer and fewer as
the years go by, those that remain
take part In the exercises with the
same old vigor of older days and the
time Is not allowed to lapse for want
of discussion of the days of '61.
The following invitation or "orders"
have been Issued to the old soldiers:
The annual reunion of the surviv
ors of Companies "G" |Laurens Briars)
3rd S. C. Regiment; "E" 14th S. C.
Regiment and "E" 3rd S. C. Battalion,
Will be held at the Gray Court-Owlngs
Institute on Saturday, April 20th,
On account of the unveiling of the
monument to the women of tho Con
federacy In Columbia on April 11th,
this change from our usual time of
meeting which would be on the 13th,
Is thought necessary.
In twenty-seven years, neither In
clement weather, delay In farm work
nor any other excuse or hindrance
has kept us from meeting. Come. Col.
Brown, of Anderson, and other prom
inent, gentlemen from a distance will
attend the meeting.
J. D. Mock,
\V. W. Grumbles.
Meeting of Camp Garllngton.
Camp Garllngton met at the Pro
bate Judge's oflice on Saturday, April
The first business was the election
of officers, which resulted as follows:
for Commander, W. P. Coker; vice
Commander, J. Dlllard; Adjutant, J.
A. P. Moore; Chaplain, Rev. J. K.
McCain Quartermaster, John T. Lang
ston; Treasurer, C. P. Martin.
Delegates to general reunion at Ma
con, Ga., May 7th, 8th, and 9th: Dr. W.
C. Irhy, J. I). Mock, alternates, J. A.
P. Moore. \V. P. Coker.
Delegates to state reunion: John B.
Finley, J. it. Wharton; alternates, R.
(). Halrston, ('. P. Martin.
Delegates to unveiling of the mon
ument to the women of the Confeder
acy. Columbia, April 11th: J. H.
Wharton, W. A. McClintOCk, J. A. P.
Sponsors to be named later for the
general and state reunions.
Resolution which were feelingly
spoken to by comrades, were passed
In memory of Commander Thomas B.
Crews nnd vice Commander John M.
Hudgens, both of whom died since our
W. P. Coker,
J. A. P. Moore. Commander.
Causes Dizziness, Nervousness, Bil
iousness, Sick Headaches and Sleep*
You know that most of the ailments
named above come from an out of
When your food reaches the stom
ach It should digest and furnish nu
tritious matter to the blood.
If it doesn't digest, but lays heavily
on your stomach, It has started to
When it ferments it sets looso In
the stomach poisonous gases which ir
ritate the great pneumogastrlc nerve
that leads directly from the braain to
That Irritation causes heartburn,
dizziness, nlghtsweats, ner\\>usness,
and other ailments.
MI-O-NA is guaranteed to end all
stomach misery, or money baack. f)0
cents at Laurena Drug Co., and drug
Notice of Election,
stale of South Carolina,
County of Laurena.
Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
number of the qualified electors and
free holders residing In Dials Hchool
District No. 1, Laurena county. South
Carolina, asking for an election upon
the question of voting an additional
tax of ono mill upon property In enld
school district to bo used for school
purposes have been filed with the
County Board of Induration, an elec
tion 1b hereby ordered upon said ques
tion, said election to be held on the
4th day of May, 1912. at Green Pond
School House, under the management
of the trustees of said school district.
Only such electors as return real or
personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and reg
istration certificate as required in the
general elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the one mill addi
tional tax shall vote a ballot contain
ing the word "Yes" written or printed
thereon.. Those against the tax shall
vote a ballot containing the word "No"
written or printed thereon. Polls
shall open at the hour of 8 o'clock in
the forenoon and shall remain open
until the hour of 4 o'clock In the
afternoon when they shall close and
the ballots be counted.
The trustees shall Veport tho re
sults of tho election to the Co. Supt.
of Ed. and to the County Auditor with
in ten days thereafter.
Oeo. L. Pitts.
Co. Supt. of Ed.
MUS. MARY PARKS 1TTNAM.
AnEstlmable Lady Passes to Her Re
Uarksdale, April IS.?Mrs. Mary
Parks Putnam died at the home of her
daughter. Mrs. VV. A. Garrett last
Thursday evening at 11:20 o'clock in
the 84th year of her age, after a pro
tracted illness of ten weeks. She was
the youngest of tho four children of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Parks
of Woodruff. She was married at the
age of 20 to Mr. James Perry Putnam,
who was killed In the war betweeu
the state. Since the death of her hus
band she has made her home with her
Tho deceased was a descendant of
one of the first families of the South
and has a large connection of relatives
and friends who mourn her loss. She
was ideal in her household and most
popular with everybody who knew
her. Her life was useful and was a
true exemplicatlon of a Christian
character, full of goodness and purity.
Thus passes from earth one more no
ble woman whose influence will al
ways bo felt.
Tho funeral services were held Fri
day afternoon at Highland Homo
clTurch. Hev. II. L. Baggott conducting
them. Burial took place in the church
cemetery. The pallbearers were W.
H. Barksdale. L. Withers, J. T. Gar
rett, W, H. Putnam, M. C. Oxner, Eu
gone Withers and W. W. Yeargln.
Mrs. Putnam is survived by the fol
lowing children: Mrs. W. A. Garrett,
Mrs. James Todd. Mrs. Henrietta With
ers and W. A. Putnani, the only son,
who resides hero. Mrs. Lizzie Hoya
of Clifton. Her deceased children are:
Mrs. John Todd of Lanford, and Lau
ra Putnam. The brothers and sisters
are: Col. William Parks, Red Banks,
Miss.; Mrs. Amanda Johnson. Dal
ton, Ga.;,and Mrs. Arena Qjny of An
niston. Ala., all whom havo preceded
her to the grave.
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Been the standard for thlrty-flve years
To every 4 gallons of tho L. & M.
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Zinc and Oil Paint.
Call on J. H. & M. L. Nash, Lau
rens; J. W. Copeland Co., Clinton.
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Contest closes aSturday, April 20th,
prizes will be awarded at 12 o'clock
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