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Laurcns, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. G. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Troas.
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LAURENS, S. C -May 1, 1012.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents aro requested to
?Urn their nunie to the co"lr>
butlons Letters should not be
nailed later than Monday morn
Call the attention of young men to
the importance of joining the clubs.
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Senator Till man seems to be trying
to "straddle" in the governorship race.
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Every young man in the county, who
has become of age since the last elec
tion, should see to it that his name is
upon the club roll.
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Replying to the numerous inquiries
"Did the Titanic sink to the bottom
of the ocean or was she held sus
pended at a depth of a few hundred
feet?" the Scientific American states
emphatically ? The Titanic is at the
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A general campaign is being waged
over the country and has been waged
for several years against the common
house fly. It is a matter of common
knowledge that they are carriers of
disease germs of many Kinds. They
are very dangerous as well as bother
some little animals and they should
be stringently dealt with. To many
the war against the fly seems trivial.
To those who keep in touch with the
advanced methods of sanitation, the
war is a very Important one. While
wo do not know what to suggest in
dealing with their eradication, wo do
know that the time to begin the war
is right now before the breeding sea
son begins. The fly has its breeding
place in the stables ami outhouses.
Your druggist should be asked what to
get to deal with them. He will advise
you. Take what he gives you and get
to work. It may be that the life of
some member of your own family will
depend upon the action taken now.
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The Titanic disaster naturally caus
es one to look around and see if there
are not Home things that should be
remedied in our own immediate vinoin
Ity before an accident might occur and
the cry of too late goes up. One such
dangerous place in this city is at the
passenger depot where the trains come
into the yard from the direction of
Oreonwood, it is necessary here for
the engines to stop at ti e tank to get
wate-. When it does stop the rear
Coaches ate left standing on the tres
tle. A stranger in the rear end of j
one of those coaches is liable to think
that the front part of the train has
reached the depot and that the place
has been reached to get off. Instead
of going to the front of tlu coach tp
alight, In- mighl gel oft' of this rear!
end during Bomo dark night and In
stead of stepping to the ground he Is
liable to steii off of this trestle twen-'
ty to thirty feet bclOW. Although, for-*
innately no accident of this kind has
j et happened at this point, this fact
Is no guarantee that It will not hap-'
pen. It is quite* possible and it is a
mystery to us why some one has not 1
been hurt here before. The railroad
should put a railing here to protect
passengers before some one is killed
and a law-suit is upon its hands.
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We do not know of a more beautiful
custom than that which the ladies
have of providing the annual dinner
for the old soldiers of the Lost Cause.
The enjoyment of the occasion, for
the old soldiers, does not come ao
much out of the mere satisfaction .'?f
appetites as It does from the pleasure*
of being waited on by the ladles, In
termingling with each other and know
ing that in this dinner Is an actual
manifestation of the continued love
and Interest which the women of Ihn
South have for them. As we see the
old heroes fall In line and slowly, and
some feebly, march to the hall pre
pared to receive them and see the la
dles tenderly, eagorly and with watch
ful care sot before them the many good
things prepared for them, our Imagin
ation stretches back to the dark days
of '61 to'66, when the old fellows
(young follows thon) fell in line,
inarched firmly and horolcally to bat
tie and to death, while the brave and
self sacrificing women "strove while
they wept". With their Children sur
rounding them at home. It Is a beau
tiful occasion, symbolizing, as it does,
the heroic sacrifices of the women of
the Confederacy while, at the same
time, showing to the old soldiers that
the daughters of those brave women
cherish the memory of those trying
days and love the survivors of the
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THE COUNTY FAIR.
We do not want the people of the
county to let their minds get away
from the fact, even for a short time,
that the county fair this year Is got to
be made a success. Do not forget to
make preparations for it now while
planting the crop. Plant a variety of
things and work them so as to got
the best results. Also, keep an eye on
the stock so that an unexcelled ex
hibition of horses, cattle and other
domestic animals can be shown In the
fall. This Is an important matter
that should not he allowed to go with
out attention, for we must be progres
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ENROLL YOLK NAME.
Every man in the county who is in
terested in the coming primary elec
tion, and we take It that all the white
citizens are Interested, should see to
It at once that his name Is upon the
club rolls. It must be remembered
that there Is a reorganization every
election year. A member of one club
In 1010 is not still a member of the
same club, it is necessary for him
to have his name re-enrolled. Of
course, It has gotten so that the can
ditates see to it that a large part of
the names are enrolled each year, but
it should not he taken for granted that
this will be so this year. Each man
should look into the matter person
ally, see if his name lias been placed
upon the roll and if it has not then
put It there. This is an important
matter and should not be allowed to
go unattended to. Enrolling commit
tees have been named in ench club.
Go to a member of the committee and
have your name put down.
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DEALING WITH BLIND TIGERS.
Those who keep In touch with the
I city affairs are aware that a detective
was hired by the council or the mayor
i a few weeks ago to ferret out the
blind tigers. Those who read The Ad
vertiser probably saw in the last is
sue that the detective had rounded up
3 number of the evil-doers and had
succeeded In convicting several of
them. Although we have not much
opinion as to the permanent good to
he derived from this little campaign,
as the results are evidently temporary,
it suggests to us. what we think would
he. a very effectual method of dealing
with this class of law breakers.
The suggestion which we would
make is this: Let the city make a con
tract with some detective agency to
send a detective here at uncertain in
tervals, at least six or eight times a
year. Have the contract provide that
a different detective be sent each time
so that the law breakers will not know
who to expect and when to expect
them. After ench campaign made by
the detective let such heavy sentences
be placed upon the offenders that they
will not take the chance of being
caught agnin soon.
It seems to us that this would prove
entirely practical and very effective.
Tho fact that there would be a con
stant danger of being sought by de
tectives would keep many a lawbreak
er from attempting to sell whiskey,
knowing arrest to be almost tin ab
solute certainty. In fact, it seems to
us tiiat it would be practical for the
.-t?te to enter Ino such a contract and
have a largo number of detectives (ac
tual detectives) going from place to
place ferreting out the law breakers.
It seems to us that the plan would
keep the entire lawbreaklng element
on the lookout. The plan is found ef
fectual in other lines and It seems to
us tha| it would be in th? whiskey line.
IT HAPPENED IN LAURENS.
And is Happening to Laarens People
Ever) Meek. ?
The case told below is not an un
common thing. The same occurs fre
quently and will continue to happen as
long as folks have kidneys and over
tax the kidneys.
It. E. Sexton, carpenter, Carolina
St., Laurens, S. C, says: "I have had
no need of a kidney medicine for
years and I give Doan's Kidney Pills
the credit for freeing me from kidney
Complaint. In 1903 I publicly recom
mended them and at this time I nm
glad to do so again. I suffered Intense
ly from a weak and aching back and
rest brought no relief. The kidney
secretions were unnatural and filled
with sediment and I had to get up sev
eral times during the night to pass
them. I tried any number of reme
dies and used liniments and plasters
but nothing did me any good until I
got Doan's Kidney Pills at the Pal
metto Drug Co. The first day after
beginning their use I Tell better nnd
after I had used two boxes of this
remedy I had no further trouble.
Doan's Kidney Pills certainly made a
wonderful Improvement In my health.
For sale by all dealers. Price r.O
cents. Foster-Mllburn Cql, Buffalo,
New oYrk, sole agents for the Cnlted
Remember the name?Doan's?nnd
take no other.
ONLY ONE WEEK OF COURT.
Judge Scase Adjourned Tour? Saiur?
day Afternoon, as lew Cases were
Heady fur Trial.
Contrary to expectation, Judge
Sease adjourned the court sine die
Saturday afternoon. The court was
expected to he in session for two
weeks, but enough cases were not on
the calendar to justify the court in
organizing for another week. The fol
lowing cases were disposed of after
Tuesday of last week:
C. P. W. Sullivan vs. Southern and
C, N. & L. railroads. Vprdlct for de
Jim Poole vs C. & W. C. Ry., verdict
Smoothing Iron Heater Co. vs A. B.
Blakeley, verdict for the plaintiff for
T. H. Ley ton vs W. F. Lawson. ver
dict for the plaintiff for $271.38.
* LACHENS COTTON MILL. *
Rev. L. S. Shealy preached his llrst
sermon in his new pastorate at War
ren Creek church last Sunday. Those
who were fortunate enough to hear
him were delighted with his excellent
sermon, preached in an Interesting
and illuminating style. Hereafter Mr.
Shealy will preach two Sundays in
each month at Warrior Creek, the
Second and Fourth. At the Second
church he will preach every night
and also on the llrst and third Sun
Rev. A. T. Stoudemire, the former
popular pastor here, spent Wednesday
nlb'H with Mr. Shealy.
The entire Mill Village was sadden
ed last week by the death of Mr. J.
Pass, who passed away early Thurs
day morning. He had a host of friends
in Laurens who join with his wife
and children in their great bereave
ment. He was burled Wednesday af
ternoon, the services being conducted
by his pastor, Rev. L. S. Shealy.
Rev. S. R. Pass of Greenville spent
Wednesday and Thursday here.
About $;;o w;,s raised some time ago
for the purpose of putting new gates
and a wire fence around the cemetery.
For the past several months the peo
ple have been working to put the cem
etery in better condition and already
many improvements have been made.
Those who are interested have made
preparations for a meeting next Sat
urday, at which time a lot of work
will be done. It is hoped that a large
crowd will he present to help in tills
most worthy cause.
The Demons of the Swamp.
are mosqultos. As they sting they
put deadly malaria germs In the blood.
Then follow the icy chills and the tires
of fever. The appetite tlies and the
Strength fails; also malaria often
paves the way for deadly typhoid. Put
Electric Hitters kill and cast out the
malaria germs from the blood; give I
you a fine appetite and renew your
strength. "After long suffering," wrote
Win. Fretwell. of Lucaina. X. C, "three
bottles drove all the malaria from my
system, and I've had good health ever
since." Pest for all stomach, liver
and kidney ills. BOc at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against
the estate of W. Rhett Pryson deceas
ed will present them, duly attested or
proven, to either of the undersigned
on or before the 22nd day of May, I
T. W. Poyd.
H. M. Pryson.
Mountvllle, S. C, April 30, 1912.
Statement of the Condition of the
HANK OF < ROSS HILL,
Located n( Cross Hill. S. ('., nl the
( lose of HtlsJllCSS April 181 ll, 1912.
Loans and Discounts .. .,$153,860.32
Furniture and Fixtures .. I..".on.no
Banking House. 1,250.21
Due from Panks and Pauk
ers . ."..713.89
Silver and other Coin .. 515.83
Capital Stock Paid In . . .$ 50,000.00
Surplus Fund. 10,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Dividends Unpaid. 16.00
Individual Deposits subject
to Check. 38.111.60
Time Certificates of Deposit 39.295.82
Cashier's Checks. 104.08
Pills Payable, including Cer
tificates for Money Por
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came E. B. Rasor, cash
ier of the above named bank, who. be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement Is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books said bank.
E. B. RASOR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 30th day of April, 1912.
J. E. 1 .oainan.
Correct Attest: W. C. Rasor, J. H.
Miller, A. M. Hill, Directors.
Heard In 8ehuol.
"Why did Atlas have to support
"Ho didn't have to; he was Just
practicing his physical culture leu
CHICOBA GLEE CLUB.
To ti?> nt Graded School Auditorium
Friday Evening, May 10th, tor the
Benefit of the Hospital.
it will bo very pleasing news to the
large number of music lovers in the
olty when they hear that the Chlcoro
Glee club will be in Laurens on the
evening of May 10th to give a recital
or performance at the graded school
auditorium. The mere announcement
Is enough to enthuse the large num
ber of people who are sure to be there,
for the Glee club comes highly rec
ommended in many ways. It is stated
on good authority that old bachelors
are to be charged $5.00 a seat.
The young ladles are coming down
tor the benefit of the county hospital
and while here will be guests of mem
bers of the Presbyterian church. Dr.
Byrd will probably come with them.
A delightful evening is anticipated by
those who have heard of their coining
and doubtless the young ladles will be
given a royal welcome.
Card of Thanks.
Wo desire to express to the people
of this community, our sincere appre
ciation of all their kindness to us dur
ing the illness and at the time of the
death of our beloved husband and fath
er. The sympathy that has been shown
us has greatly helped us to bear our
grief May all those who sorrow be
Comforted "through the comfort where
with we ourselves are comforted of
Mrs. B. K. Humphries and Family.
To Speak hi Anderson.
Hon. R, A. Cooper has been Invited
by the Anderson chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy to de
liver the Memorial Day address In
that city on the 10th. Mr. Cooper has
accepted the invitation. Mr. Cooper
considers himself highly honored by
the invitation. That he will come up
to nnd surpass the expectations of the
Anderson people is a foregone con
For Clerk of Court.
To the votors of Laurens County:
Fully appreciating your support in
tho past and with my record as a
public ofllcial before you, I take
pleasure In announcing myself a can
didate for re-election for Clerk of
Court for Laurens County, S. C, and
will abide the result of the Democrat
JOHN P. HOLT.
I hereby offer myself as a candi
date for the office 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. POWER.
The friends of Mr. R. O. Halrston
hereby place his name before the peo
ple of Laurens county for tho ofllce
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 olTlco of
auditor of Laurens county and prom
Iso to abide by the platform of the
democratic party and to support the
J. WADDY THOMPSON.
For County Commissioner.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Commsision
or of Laurens county subject to the
result of the Democratic primary elec
T. MAC ROPER.
Having been solicit, d by numerous
friends, I hereby offer myself for re
election to the office of County Com
missioner for Laurens county, subject
to the democratic primary.
VV. F. BAT LEY.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the ofllce of
Sheriff of Laurens county, pledging
myself to abide by the platform of
the Democratic party and to support
tho nominees thereof.
JOHN D. OWINGS.
For State Senator.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for tbe ofllce of Senator
from this county, pledging myself to
abide by tho platform of the Demo
cratic party and to support tho nom
R. D. BOYD.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
re-election to the house of representa
tives of Laurens county, subject to
results of tho Democratic primary
J. Hi Mlllor, M. D.
For House of Representatives.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of representative
from this county in the legislature of
the state subject to the rules of the
H. S. BLACK WELL.
The friends of Joseph G. Sullivan,
of .Tumbling Shoals, respectfully sug
gest him as a suitable candidate for
the House of Representatives, and
can vouch for his tnterct In the wel
fare of the common people. Subject
to result of Primary Election.
ANDERSON HOSPITAL BURNED.
Whs Built Four Yean Ago at a Cost
of $60,000?Patients Made Norrow
The following special to The State
describes the burning of the Ander
son hospital Thursday afternoon:
The Anderson county hospital, a
three-story brick building, constructed
four years ago at a cost of $50.000, was
completely destroyed by lire late
Thursday afternoon. The lire originat
ed from a lighted match carelessly
thrown by a white man, an oil wagon
driver, near a can of kerosene which
he had Just deposited on the side porch
The gasolene nearby exploded, throw
ing flames in every direction. The ne
gro orderly was the first to discover
the fire, and he hurriedly informed the
superintendent, Miss Utes, who In a
composed manner instructed the nurs
es to help her get the patients out of
tho building. All patients who were
well enough to walk were led from
their beds to the elevator and were
taken to tho ground in safely. Six
other patients, who had undergone
operations in the last day or so, were
too weak to help themselves, and these
were carried to the ground by ladders
put up to the second-story windows.
The flames so rapidly spread over the
building that no time was given the
rescuers to even bring bed clothes
around the patients as they passed
them through the windows. Four pa
tients were brought to the ground in
Notice All persons are forbidden
to hire or harbor any laborers living
on my place who are under contract
to me for this year, 1012. M, P. l'oole.
Lost?On January U7ih, one hound
dog. White with one black spot on
back. Reward given if returned to G.
D. Young, Laurons. S. C. 40-lt-p<l
For Sale?A one-horse wagon in
good condition. Apply to J, S. Ben
Notice?All persons are forbidden
to hire or barber one Peter Copelnnd,
colored, who Is under contract to me.
M. 1$. Poole. 40-lt
Notice?All persons are hereby
warned against hiring or harboring
one Lee Todd, colored, who Is under
contract to me until August 1st. W.
Cow For Sale?One good grade Jer
sey milch cow. fresh in milk for sale.
See L. S. Bolt, Laurens, or Carlisle
Rolt, Gray Court. 40-1 t-pd
Ann Arbor Flour?We have for sale
a lot of Ann Arbor Flour. Tests in tho
past prove its superiority. Hunter &
For Sale?Wo have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 cents per barrel.
Special prices made to farmers in ton
lots for fertilizer use. Call or write
Gray & Easter by. 39-tf
Notice?Byrdvlllo Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack now ready for service.
Colt to show. Will appreciate any
Duek Eggs for 8ale?We have set
tings of Indian Runner duck eggs for
sale, best stock. $1.00 per setting.
Apply to Mrs. M. A. Jones, Gray
Court, 8. C. 29-tf
For Sale?:ioo bushels Improved
King Cotton Seed. This is lirst crop
seed purchased from King Farm.
North Carolina last year. Seed were
grown and ginned on my Waterloo
farm. Also have line Rig Roll, grown
from lirst year. Purchased from orig
inator. Price on application. J. R.
Anderson. Waterloo, S. C. 40-3t-pd
Feature Attraction SI ides I
Will Be Shown
Friday, May 3rd.
Motion Picture Show
OPERA HOUSE ST
Admission as Usual Sets and 10 cents
D. R. LAVENDER, Manager
We Start with the
We end with the finished product,
and every operation is done by our own
men in our own mills.
Sash, doors, blinds, screens, mouldings,
columns, grilles, newel posts, shingles, lath,
interior finish, etc.?everything in building
material we furnish in both quantity and
Complete house bills from architect's plans
and builder's lists our specialty.
Bring or mail in your specification. Get our
"Buy of the Maker* *
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