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Notice <n* Election.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
number of the qualified electors and
freeholders residing in Jacks School
District No. ti Laurens county. South
Carolina, asking for nn election upon
the question of voting a three CD mill
tax upon property in said school dis
trict to be used for school purposes
have been bled with the county hoard
of education, an election is hereby or
dered upon said question, said elec
tion to be held on the 11th day of May,
1912, at Odells School house, under
the management of the school trustees
of said school district.
Only such electors as return real
or personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and
registration certificates as required
in the general election shall be allow
ed to vote.
Those who favor the three mill tax
shall vote a ballot containing the
word "YES" written or printed there
on. Those against the three mill 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 re
main open until the hour of 4 o'clock'
in the afternoon when they shall close
and the ballots he counted.
The trustees shall report the result
of the election to the county auditor
and the county BUpt. of education with
in ten days thereafter.
(leo. L. Pitts.
Co. Supt. of Ed.
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gives instant relief and an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price fi.oo.
Trlnl PnckaK<? bv mail 10 cents.
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LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens. S. C,
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office la Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business.
When you feel JJ3!K^2S:
wous, tired, worried or despondent it is a
sore sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make life worth living. Re iura and a*k for
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roar: four month*, $L Sold by all newsdealer*.
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Brunch Offloft, OS ? HU Waahlogton, D. C.
Dots From Ora.
Ora, April 20.?Messrs. George and
Samuel Blakcley attended the State
Oratorical contest in Rock Hill. Mr.
George Blakcley on his return made
a visit to his sister, Mrs. Young, of
Dr. B. H. Hryson attended the Med
ical association in Columbia.
Among those who have entertained
for Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bryson who
were married during the holidays are
Mesdames Mary McDill, W. J. Bryson,
S. H. Fleming, W. B. Blakely and L. P.
Rev. I. M. Kennedy of Tenn. has
accepted the pastorate of the A. R. P,
church. He and his family, when they
nrrive to begin his work the llrst of
June, will be heartily welcomed.
Rev. B. H. drier, the much loved
former A. R. P. pastor, now of Cam
den, Alabama, contemplates visiting
his friends here early in June. This
is glad news to many as Mr. Grier
and his excellent family are held in
highest esteem by all who know them.
Mr. W. E. McClintock has completed
and moved into his new house, an at
tractive and convenient cottage.
Miss Alice McClintock of the Wo
man's College at Due West, recently
made a week's visit to her parents
Mrs. .lane Craig and daughter, Miss
Belle visited relatives In Greenwood
and attended the State Sunday School
Rev. .1. R. Hooten of Clinton will IUI
the A. R. P. pulpit next Sabbath. While
here he will moderate the call for Mr.
Miss Lucy Allen who has taught
very successfully In this community
for the past three sessions will with
in three weeks complete her work
In the Mills school and return to Vir
ginia. Her friends will regret to see
her leave this time, especially since
it is understood that she has accepted
work in Virginia for next session.
Mr. X. G. Fleming has improved ills
handsome residence with a fresh coat
Miss Ora Dell Hunter has returned
from a visit to friends In Due West
What Toxans Admire
Is hearty, vigorous life, according to
Hugh Tallman, of San Antonio. "We
And," he writes, "that Dr. King's New
Life Fills surely put new life and
energy Into a person. Wife and I
believe they are the best made. Fx
cellent for stomach, liver or kidney
troubles. 2Bc at Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
* PEA RIDGE.
Pea Ridge, April 29.?Rev. .1. M.
Trogdon Hlled his regular appoint
ment at Pell View Sunday and Sun
Mrs. M. A. Sumerel visited in Clin?on
Mr. and Mrs. Ste\e Taylor of Lau
rens visited Mr. O. P. Goodwin and
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Robinson and
little Ruth and Alice Penjamiue spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Mrs. O. P. Goodwin visited G. W.
Cunningham and family Wednesday.
Miss Nannie Rowland was the guest
of Mrs. Victor Weathers Monday night
Miss Dessie Shockley was the guest
of Miss Pessie Blakely Saturday night
. Miss Mabel Goodwin was the guest
of Miss Nannie Rowland Sunday.
Mr. ' O. Hair8ton and Mr. Nash
Taylor used the drag on the roads
in this section last week.
Rev. Mr. McLin of Laurens visited
In this community last week.
Miss Orene Goodwin was the guest
of Miss Cora Workman Sunday.
Master William Poole, Jr.. of Ty
lersvlllc, Is visiting his aunt Miss
NO CAUSE TO DOUBT.
A Statement of Facts Bucked by a
We guarantee Immediate and posi
tive relief to all sufferers from con
stipation. In every case where our
remedy fails to do this we will re
turn the money paid us for it. That's
a frank statement of facts, and we
want you to substantiate them at our
Rexall Orderlies are eaten Just like
candy, arc particularly prompt, and
agreeable in action, may be taken at
any time, day or night; do not cause
diarrhoea, nausea, griping, excessive
looseness, or other undesirable effects.
They have a very mild but positive ac
tion upon the organs with which they
come In contact, apparently acting as
a regulatlvo tonic upon the relaxed
muscular coat of the bowel, thus over
coming wcaknesB. and aiding to re
store the bowels to more vigorous and
Rexall Orderlies are unsurpassable
and Ideal for the use of children, old
folks and delicate persons. We cannot
too highly recommend them to all
sufferers from any form of cdnstipa
tlon and its attendant evils. That's
why we back our faith In them with
our promise of money back if they do
not give entire satisfaction. Three
sizes: 12 tablets 10 cents, 36 tablets
25 cents and 80 tablets f>0 cents. Re
member, you can obtain Rexall Rome
tiles In Laurens only at our store?
The Rexall Store. The Laurens Drug
Co., 103 Main street.
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM *
What is meant by the initiative and
referendum? The question is so of
ten asked, It seems that a contribu
tion to the columns of The News and
Courier on the subject would be wel
comed by a large number of readers.
It is as follows:
To the Editor of The News and Cou
rier: Some explanation of the opera
tion of the Initiative, the referendum
and the recall may bo desirable, as
they are looked upon as institutions
of the far West, foreign to our ex
perience. Yet they are not so new
and strange, and are but a develop
ment of the "right of petition" which
is rooted in the foundation of English
liberty and is specifically protected
by the State and Federal constitu
tions: "the right of the people peace
ably to assemble and to petition
* * ? for the redress of grievances."
It is natural that with the growth of
the democratic spirit there should be
evolved some method of enforcing
the demnnd which gives rise to a pe
tition, If backed by a majority. Thus
the initiative and the referendum,
though spoken of as brought from
Switzerland, are Indigenous growths
wherever there Is a living democracy,
and have developed naturally in each
republic, the later development In the
younger having the benefit of the ex
perience of the older.
These instruments are included in
the Commission Government Acts re
cently passed by our legislature, and
have been available for two years in
Columbia, though nobody has seemed
to feel any need for calling them into
use. One of the popular achievements
.of Governor Wilson was the enact
ment of a similar law for New Jer
sey and his campaign for its adoption
by the larger cities.
The only Southern State to adopt
these constitutional amendments for
its government is Arkansas, where
some two years ago Mr. Bryan went
and spoke for the amendments. The
movement is not so advanced for
states as for cities; the machinery is
not so readily employed in a large and
scattered constituency, and is urged
for states only for line In extraorinnry
cases, the fact of Its availability be
ing expected to stimulate legislators
and largely prevent the need of resort
to its employment.
The initiative? Anybody may draw
a proposed law as he thinks it ought
to be, and if a prescribed per cent
of voters sign a petition asking for
an election on the question of its
adoption, the petition and draft being
filed with the secretary of State, an
election must be held within a fixed
time, at which ballots are cast for or
against the law, and a majority vote
enacts it, without submission to the
governor or the general assembly.
These intermediaries?which we are
accustomed to think of as the only
lawmakers?are In this Instance dis
pensed with, and the people legislate
One objection to the method Is that
the proposed law must be adopted or
rejected as drawn?there Is no way
to amend as a result of defects point
ed out by debate, and the people may
adopt It because of its general pur
pose regardless of the et rors or de
tails which may cause it. to prove un
satisfactory or harmful. On the oth
er hand, if the measure Is promoted by
an Intelligent, patriotic committee of
citizens, the draft may be presented
in as perfect form ns possible, and
the firends of the measure have the
opportunity to vote for It on its mer
its, whereas In a legislature there
are many skillful dishonest ways of
crippling it by amendments and pass
ing it in a form that "keeps the prom
ise to the ear but breaks it to the
heart." The Initiative is a mere sup
plement to the Legislature; the latter I
continues to be the chief agency fori
making laws, but the people have the
safeguard of a means of "Initiating"
or starting a bill for adoption ns a
law without Its having to run the
gauntlet of a legislative body, which
sometles tinder, the pressure of lob
byists misrepresents the people.
The referendum is different only in
that it deals with a bill or law which
is before the legislature or has been
passed. The legislature may "refer"
it to popular vote without taking the
responsibility of deciding for or
against it; or if It has been enacted, a
prescribed per cent of voters can file
a petition which will operate to sus
pend the law and "refer" It to an
election at which the popular vote for
or against It will settle its fate. The
referendum is a negative, the lnlatlve
a positive power. Each Is a "refer
ence" to the people.
We had a form of referendum in this
State before Its present wider applica
tion had been thought of in this coun
try. Twenty to forty vears ago towns
and, cities voted periodically whether
to license barrooms, this "local op
tion" being nothing but a referendum
provided by tho legislature when It
prohibited whiskey sales in tho rural
districts, but instead of deciding tho
question ns to municipalities made a
standing reference of it to the several
THE BEST THAT'S MADE
j\ (jREAT many Men have resolved to
come to this store for their Spring Hats.
All These Men are * 'posted, "?know just
what sort of Hats they want and they also
know where to get them!
They save themselves time, and they save
themselves trouble and money!
Others will look around, uncertain where
If they happen to look at Our Hats, we'll
get their money, sure!
If they buy without seeing out Hats, it'll
be their loss as much as ours!
Our styles are far away from the just or
dinary sort of Hats.
The swing of the crowd of Men's buyers
comes this way more and more!
Men's Felt and Straw Hats at
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00
up to $5.00
The New Spring styles are ready and
they're the work of Makers who make the
best Men's Hats.
CLARDY & WILSON
Customers Shoes Shiaed Free
THE HAT MEN
ONE PRICE TO ALL
communities. We had a State refer
endum (conducted by the Democratic
party voluntarily, without the sanc
tion of law) when In 1S92 the ques
tion of State prohibition was carried
in the State primary. The legislature
disregarded this party instruction, and
enacted the dispensary instead, do
fending its course upon the ground
first that this was a solution which,
had not been thought of in time to be
submitted to the voters and might
prove acceptable, and second, that the
vote was not conclusive and manda
tory because so large a proportion re
frained from voting. (The latter is
the same argument used against the
election of Martine to the renale In
New Jersey, when Woodrow Wilson
came to his rescue and forced his elec
tion as the nominee of the party pri
mary) The evolution has continued.
We soon bad the dispensary law mod
ified by the "Brlce" amendment, al
lowing a county to vote out a dispen
sary, This referendum or countv op
tion, to put dispensaries In or out, has
become finally established as a stand
ing "reference" of the matter every
four years if demanded by petition.
Our system of voting bonds has ev
er since the war been by a referen
dum; we arc familiar with popular
votes on the question of bonds for
school buildings and for public roads.
Such a vote, Statewide, on bonds to
build the new asylum, was urged In
lUi and again In 1912. the State con
stitution forbidding the Issue of bonds
by the State except upon a popular
vote, a referendum though not so
Thus the matter is not so foreign af
ter all, and its extension is most nat
April 16, 1912 X.
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 noso; mucus will not
lodge in the throat; all inflamatlon
will leave the membrane of the nose
and throat and your head will feol
clear and fine.
Breathe It for coughs, colds and sore
throat; its soothing, healing, antlsop
tlc action is better than all the stom
ach dosing remedies in creation, and
there Isn't a partlclo of opium, co
caine or other habit forming drug in
Complete outfit, which includes in
haler, $1.00. Extra bottles of HYO
MEI f>0 cents at Laurons Drug Co.
and druggists everywhere.
CHAILESTON & WESTERN CAROLINA RAILWAY.
Change in Schedules, effective 12:01 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 2C, 1911.
Main Line?Spartanhurg Division--Spartanburg-Augusta.
X B.?The following schedule iigures arc published only ns information
and not guaranteed.
4:20 p m
9:40 p m
8: 10 p
I 9:30 p m
7:15 a m
12:40 p m
Lv August Ar
Ar Spartanhurg Lv
12:10 p m
6:50 a m
2:36 p m
4:00 p m
??64 and 56 are dally except Sunday.
ERNEST WILLIAMS, G. P. A.,
Lv Laurens Ar
Ar Greenville Lv
8:20 a m
7:00 a m
12:20 p n>
A. W. ANDERSON, SUPT.,
COLUMBIA, NBWBBBBY * LAURENS RAILWAY.
N. B. The following schedule figures are published only as Information^
and not guaranteed. ^
53 Station 62 ^56 ^
2:12 p m Lv laurens Ar 2:12 p m
2;36 Clinton 1:60
3; 20 Newberry 12:56
3.34 Prosperity 12:42
4:66 Ar Columbia Lv 11:15
$:20 Ar 8umter Lv 9:41
10:00 p m Ar Charleston Lv 6:16 a m
?_Tralns 54 and 66 run solid between Greenville and Columbia dally ex
copt Sunday. These trains stop at Garvals St. Station, while trains 62 and
63 go to Union Station.
Solid through trains between Greenville and Charleston via Laurens and
T. C. WHITE, General aPssongcr AgenL
8:20 a m
7:65 p na