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Laurens, S. C.
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LAURENS, S. ft, MAY ?, 1912.
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The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
ceeseauelUPR In the county. Cer
reateadeats are requested to
sign their name to the contri_
bmtieas Letters should aet be
?ailed later than Monday naora
Newberry college won the state base
ball championship In the South Caro
lina Inter-collegiate Athletic Associa
tion. Congratulations to the Luther
ans. Here's to the Clinton boys though
! An ordinance ought to be passed in
Clinton declaring it a misdemeanor
to call the Presbyterian College "P.
C." The abbreviation detracts from
the dignity of the college. If the name
Of the college is too long to pronounce,
a shorter name should be sought.
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Do not allow the fact to get out
of your mind that the county fair is
going to be repeated this year. The
officers of the association are confi
dently expecting to have a far better
exhibition this year than was bad last
year, although the one last year was
one of the best in the Mate.
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We want to suggest that all that
trash and litter that is being taken
out of the stores which are being re
built, be removed off of the public
square. It has got to be moved some
time and it strikes us that it ought to
be moved now. It is unsightly and
causes much inconvenience. It will
not cost any more to move it now than
it will two months hence.
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While we do not wish to give the
impression that we favor the Aldrich
currency plan, for we do not know
what the plan It, we would be willing
to wager at most any old odds that
not one out of twenty five of the dele-'
gates to the state convention who voted
to condemn it. would be able to give an
explanation of what that currency
plan calls for. One thing is certain
about It: it was favorably reported by!
a committee composed of almost an
equal number of republicans and dem
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"A Fan", in writing to The Spartan
bnrg Herald suggests that the league
ball games be played on the Woft'ord
college grounds instead of the present
league grounds, which are somewhat'
out of the city. "A Fan" must rerjem
ber that the street car line has r;oi to \
make money before the base ball
team. When the base ball gro'.nds are
pot out in the country they are put
there for a purpose and that purpose
is to make people pay care fare to get
there. It Is out of the question to ?
play those games on Wofford grounds.
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It Is an encouraging sign and an
indication of what is to be expected
in the August primaries to see how
some of the old followers of Rlease
and his assistants are falling away.
Note the action of Senator Clifton in i
the state convention. Senator Clifton
was at one time av supporter of the
governor. Now he Is strongly against
him. Note, again. William F. Carr,
brought out for sheriff Just recently on
the Orace ticket or the Rlease wing
of democracy in Charleston. Now
comes out Mr. Carr and states that he
disapproves of the methods used by
his former supporters. He withdraws
from the face. If Blease supporters
continue to fall away from him as of
late, the August primaries will see a
landslide for Jones.
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For The Newberry Herald and NeWe
to say, in a review of the county*, con
ventions, that "George R. Rembert, the
floor leader to the house wa?
want to the state convention" and then
to add that "It is claimed; that Rich
land's other eleven delegates are Jones*
supporters", appears to OH to 'be an
?attempt on the part' of The Herald
aad News to minimize the Jones Influ
ence in the Richland county conven
tion while exploiting the strength of
the Blease candidate. Anyone reed
ing the review of The Herald and
News, not knowing the actual status
of the Dlease and Jonea following at
the Richland convention, would gath
er that it was doubtful whether Jones
bad any delegates to his credit at all
or not and that Blease was certain
of one. When this is taken In connec
tion witb the failure of The Herald and
News to state that Mr. Rembert was
' elected as a delegate out if apprecia
tion of his past good services for Co
lumbia and not because of but in spite
of his present affiliations, it appears
to us that The Advertiser had good
grounds for declaring that The Herald
and New? had placed Mr Rembert's
election to tbe credit of "Blease
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THAT GRAY COURT BRIDGE.
In Its last issue The Advertiser pub
lished a letter signed "Traveler", crit
icising the supervisor and tbe county
commissioners tor allowing a certain
bridge near Gray Court to go un-re
palred. The Advertiser felt at the
time tbat the criticism was rather un
fair, coming as it did after the recent
flood period and severe winter, but as
it is tbe duty of the newspaper to
print witb impartiality tbe complaints
of the public It was published. How
ever, in justice to Mr. Humbert and
the county commissioners. The Adver
tiser wishes to remind "Traveler" and
others, although it feels it almost un
necessary, of the fact that the county
suffered serious losses in the floods of
February and also that the winter was
an unusually hard one upon the roads.
That the supervisor has done the best
that could be done under the circum
stances, is we believe the judgment of i
nearly the entire county. He has en
deavored, and has partially succeeded,
against many difficulties, in keeping
the roads passable and the important
bridges open. This particular bridge,
not being one of the more important
ones, was left, we are advised, until
more important ones were fixed. With
these things taken into consideration,
we believe that the larger body of
citizens of the county will agree with
us that the supervisor and his com
missioners have been unjustly criti
cised. Their works speak for them.
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MR. DIAL'S ADDRESS,
The address of Hon. N. B. Dial to
the voters appears In another part of
this paper. A reading of this address
leads one to the inevitable conclusion
that Mr. Dial does not inted conduct
ing his campaign in the usual manner,
viz.. by hurrahing about a whole pack
of things that In the end amount to
nothing. Mr. Dial is making his cam
paign on a platform of increased pros
perity for the south. He believes that
by going to Washington and getting
in touch with people of other portions
of the I nited States, he can bring tbem
to the realization that the south Is
worthy of first notice when invest-;
ments are contemplated. He believes
in advertising tbe south's resources
and he wants to go to the United
Sates senate to do that advertising. It
is taken for granted that democrats
are against the tariff for protection,
against government extravigance,
against undeserved pensions, against
centralization of the money power,
against graft and privileges in any
shape or form and against everything
not conducive to good government. All
of the candidates for tbe senate bold
the same views along there lines. Col.
Talbert going a little further and be
lieving In federal pensions for Confed
erate soldiers, but Mr. Dial takes all
of these things for granted and while
he promises to do everything in his
power to uphold democratic principles,
he Wants to do something else: he
wants to so place the resources of
South Carolina before the people of
the north that they will turn their
eyes in this direction and allow capital
to come this way. He wants to do
something of tangible and solid benefit
for the state.
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OX SPOTTING BLEASEITES.
We are afraid that the element of
the Blease organization that composes
the entire fabric's main strength, that
Is the voters, has allowed that other
part of the fabric, the office seekers
and plum catchers, to so play upon
their prejudice so as to shift a more
or less sarcastic reference from the
leaders, for whom it was intended, to
the rank and file, for whom it was not
intended. Some time ago a certain pa
per of this state, a Spartanburg pa
per as we remember, made a remark
to tbe effect that it could spot a
Bleaseites wherever one was seen. Any
one reading the paragraph would have
seen at once who the "sting" was in
tended for. It was not for the rank
and Ale of Blease's followers, but for
those referred to above who are the
'Blease leaders snd "bosses", the ones
who stir up prejudice and strife, mis
lead the voters and then obtain all tbe
beneficial returns, the voters tasting
(what is left consisting of a large slice
of "glory". We agree with the Spsr
tsnburg paper. We csn generally
"spot" them ourselves, but not from the
fact that they are poor and roughly
clad. On the other hand they are gen
erally sleek, well dressed, and evi
dently prosperous. Of course, we do
not mean to say that all of the Blesse
leaders answer to this description, but
a majority of the "inner circle" do.
These are the ones referred to by the
Spartanburg paper, but, as uaual, they
have been snarp enough iu give the re
mark a little twist and, instead of ac
cepting the paragraph aimed at them,
they have shrewdly placed It upon the
the body of Blease followers, and, play
ing upon their credulity, lead them to
believe that an insult was Intended for
j them. This is one of the most cunning
iittle tricks yet pulled off by the Blease
campaign directors. Being unearthed,
it shows what real regard they have
for those whose votes they seek .
UKW A UK OF FAKIRS.
The attention of The Advertiser has
been called more than once to the /act
that on many different occasions peo
ple of this city and county have been
"humbugged" out of hard-earned
money by fake insurance companies
and building and loan associations.
Fortunately this state has been wise
enough within the past few years to
provide for a department in its govern
ment to keep watch over these con
cerns and see to it that they do not
operate in the state. The department
has been doing good work, as can be
attested to by enquiry at the office. Be
fore this department was inaugurated
a great many fake schemes were' per
petrated upon the people. Since the
Inauguration of the department, these
fakirs have in large measure been put
out of business, but it is all but im
possible to get rid of them entirely
within a short period. While it Is pos
sible that some of them are still oper
ating, It is a matter of fact that many
people are still making payments to
some of these concerns that have been
stopped from getting new business.
These fake money making schemers
'flourish upon their knowledge of hu
man nature. They know that a man
that has scraped around or is scraping
around to make money is the one most
likely to risk his money in some busi
ness promising big returns. The fakirs,
with ambiguously worded contracts,
entrap their victims and in a short
time the poor working man wakes up
to find that he has been "skinned".
What is the best way of avoiding
there fakirs and of seeking safe In
vestments? The best and only way is
to deal with those men of whom you
have a personal knowledge, the men
of the home concerns, men you have
confidence in. They are in your midst
to look after your Interests and after
their own. Knowing them and the
reputation which they have and must
guard, you can feel safe in dealing with
then. In addition to ensuring the
safety of your own funds, you will be
r.iding directly a concern which will
be able, by your own patronage, to re
turn the favor at some future time.
Deal always with those you know and
who deal with you. Patronize home
industries, keep your money at home
and then you need not fear being
buncoed ? ut of hard-earned money.
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A MENACE TO HEALTH.
Colliers Weekly says that:
"The first flies are the most im
portant ones to kill. A fly examined
i at the State Experiment Station at
Storrs. Connecticut, was found to have
6,600,000 germs on It, and it's a poor
excuse for a fly that can't support
a couple of million germs. A fly can
lay one hundred and twenty eggs in
fourteen hours and be bright and
cheerful and ready to go back to her
duties the next day. One fly may
have several million descendants in
a season; 98 per cent of the eggs are
laid in stables, and 2 per cent In garb
age and other filth. The fly is sup
posed to kill between 40.000 to 50,000
persons in the United States every
year. It never comes out of a cesspool
without putting its hands behind its
ears Every time it falls into a pitcher
of milk it leaves a trail of a thousand
germs. One dead fly in May Is worth
a peck In September. Talk over the
subject with your family physician, if
he is awake; otherwise with a mem
ber of the local board of health; then
do your part. A poison harmless to
human life is made by placing in shal
low dishes a solution of two ounces of
water, a little sugar, and one dram of
bichromate of potash."
So it will be seen that the time to
begin the war of extermination upon
this pesky creature is right now. So
that none may overlook the harmless
poison to be used in killing them, it
Place In Bhallow dishes a so
lution of two ounces of water,
a little sugar and one dram of
bichromate of potash.
These dishes should be placed at
various places around the home, but
especially in and near the stables. It
is said that one of the first things
that a fly doee after reaching the fly
ing stage is to seek a drink of water.
If the dishes then are placed anywhere
near them they will be sure to find
them. Do not let this matter be put
off, for it may save the life of some
member of the family and surely It
will do away with a very troublesome
A crusade carried on against the fly
should be Joined by every housekeeper.
If only one person,in a nlghborhood
takes up the fight it will not be great
ly successful. Let everybody take up
the fight On the form, however. It
Is an eaey matter for one man to keep
his place clear of them, for he has no
Indolent neighbors to allow them to
breed next to him.
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WORKING THE ROADS.
"We drove out on the road from
Gaffney towards Blacksburg last Bun
day. Out Intelligent road overseer had
ju?t gone over the road with his force
of hands and piled a lot of loose am
up into the road, making an otherwise
fairly good road almost impassable In
places. Will our road workers never
learn that it is a waste of money to
pile up loose dirt in the middle of the
road and that that kind of work always
leaves the road in worse condition
"The above is from the Gaffney
Ledger. That is the way the roads
are worked in this county, with the
exception that piles of dirt are left
not only in the middle of the road,
but all over it, and it makes it very
hard indeed to travel them. We wish
that the Ledger would tell us just how
the roads should be worked and we
will hand it out in this part of the
country with the hope that we mlgbt
get relief."?Greenwood Journal.
Now, gentlemen, The Advertiser
thinks that we ought to "step light" in
the criticism of county supervisors.
To be a road builder one must be
j somewhat of an engineer and to be a
successful one he should be a real en
gineer. Newspaper men. as a rule, are
, not engineers and when they set
tbemselvs up to criticise those who
are or ought to be, It seems to us that
; they should be a little careful. We do
not claim to be an engineer ourselves,
although we have had a little experi
ence along that line, but we do know
that to make a successful road It must
be built so that water will run off the
sides. How else the road is to be
rounded on top than by placing dirt In
the midle we do not know, but we
do know that it is one way in which
It can be done with the limited amount
of money that the supervisors have
at their disposal. Both The Gaffney
Ledger and The Greenwood Journal
will admit that the dirt must neces
sarily be gotten to the middle of the
road. We are, therefore, going to
ask them to advise us. and others who
are interested in the county roads,
how else to get that dirt there or how
else the road is to be rounded. Now.
bear in mind, gentlemen, the limited
means at the disposal of the supervis
SINGING CONVENTION ORGANIZED.
Laurens County Slmrinsr Convention
Organized at Bethany Baptist Church
Members of Bethany Baptist church.
Durbln and Harmony churches met at
Bethany Sunday May 12th and organ
ized a singing convention to be known
as the Laurens County Singing Con
vention. The following officers were
President, W. C. Wilkie.
Vice President. Jottie Armstrong,
Secretary and Treasurer. J. B. Cook.
Executive Committee: E. E. Gwin.
G. F. Cook. W. B. Garrett. M. M. Wall,
and J. J Riddle.
This convention will meet twice each
year for two days, Saturday and Sun
day. The time and place of next
meeting to be decided upon and pub
lished later by the executive commit
One or more publishers of music and
many good singers will be present at
each meeting. Sunday schools and
churches of all denominations are In
vited to unite with this convention by
sending delegates and some of their
? Poplar Sprinar Dots. *
Ware Shoals, May 13.?Rev. L. K.
Simpson, preached a very interesting
sermon at Poplar Spring last Sunday.
There were a large audience to hear
Miss Minnie Wallace, of Gray Court,
spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
Mr. T. H. South and daughter, Miss
Nannie and Ethel, visited Mrs. D. L.
South, last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ridgeway visited
Mrs. D. L. South. Wednesday.
Miss Annie Belle O'Dell was the
guest of Miss Essie Bagwell last Sun
Misses Annie, Mittle and Myrtle
Watklns visited Mrs. Walter Manley
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. George Selbert spent
the day with Mr. William Compton iabt
Miss Annie Belle O'Dell was a recent
visitor of Miss Sallie Mae Ridgeway.
We are having some fine weather,
and the farmers are rushing to get
The many friends of Mrs. Sarah
Simpson were glad to see her able to
be out again.
Misses Sallie Mse, Janle and Casper
Ridgeway were recent visitors of Mr. J.
Misses Hallte and Eula Culbertson
visited Miss Irene Cooper Sunday.
Mr. W. C. Hughes came around In
his auto last week.
There never was a time when peo
ple appreciated the real merits of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy more
than now. This Is shown by the In
crease In sales and voluntary testi
monials from persons who have been
cured by It. If you or your children
are troubled with a cough or cold rive
it a trial and become acquainted with
Its good qualities. For sale by all
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Head Hot? con the Lines.
The Newberry Herald and Newa
places the election of Mr. Rembert to
: the State convention to the credit of
I Blease strength. It should have said
j that the election of Mr. Rembert was
the result of pure generosity on the
I part of the Jones people. Has any
body heard of a Jones man being
elected where the Blease delegates
were in the majority ??Launns Ad
We have no recollection of placing
Mr. Rembert's election to "Blease
. strength." The Herald and News, In
giving an account of the various coun
I ty conventions, said: "In Richland,
George R. Rembert. the Blease floor
leader in the house, was sent to the
State convention. It is claimed that
Rlchland's other eleven delegates are
We have no desire to detract from
the "pure generosity" of anybody. It
strikes us the statement of The Herald
and News was a simple statement of
a plain, unvarnished fact.?Newberry
Herald and News.
100 FARMERS WANTED.
The Southern Land Development Co.
of Laurens, S. C, wants 100 farmers
to settle in and around the hustling
town of McRee, in Chesterfield coun
ty. S.C. The land Is high, w*U drain
ed, no swamps, and very productive
In cotton, oats, fruits, berries and
vegetables. Three railroads and re
frigerator car service give McRee
farmers, fruit growers, and truckers,
top-notch prices for their produce In
the nearby cities and in the Eastern
markets on the main line of the Sea
board Air Line R. R.
Good land can now be bought at $15
to $25 per acre and on terms to suit
This Is a splendid opportunity for
young men especially, and for every
farmer who wants to better his con
The future of McBee is assured. It
has trebled its population in twelve
months. Is a good clean town of 700
population, sixty miles north of Co
lumbia, with good churches, schools
and best neighbors. No liquor. You
should write today for full particu
The Mathieson Alkali Works. Salt
vllle, Va.. manufacturers of the fa
mous EAGLE-THISTLE SODA, are
presenting elegant sets of six Rogers
sterling silver plated tea spoons to
users of their product, if 58c and the
tops from six packages of Kagle-Thi.s
tle Soda accompanies order, also a
very useful and interesting cook book
they have just gotten out.
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale?Potation slips from Fiori
! da, 30c per hundred, $2.50 to 53 uO
i per thousand. Expect 100.000 this week
i Write or phone Madden City Restau
rant, phone 230. 43-3t
Lost?Between Mr. Richard Dunlaps
and Rays pharmacy Wednesday, one
pocket-book, containing small sum of
money. Suitable reward if returned to
this office. 43-it
For Sale?A mule In good condition.
Will trade for a milch cow. Apply to
J. Wade Anderson. Laurens S. ('.
Warning?All are forbidden to hire
or harbor one Maine Craig as she is
under contract with me for the vear
1912. W. R. Poole, Gray Court, R. P.
For Sale?Nice Jersey cow. heah
in milk. W. P. Putnam, Rarksdale. S.
Horses and Mules For Sale?One!
good mare, cheap, one nice 4-year-old
; mare colt, one good cheap mule, one
young mule and two good medium
mules for sale. Apply to W. D. Royd,
Mountville, S. C. 42-3t-pd
For Sale?One slightly used 3 H. P.
Olds Gasoline Engine. Apply to Swy
gert & Teague, or Ed. Sltgreaves.
Peas for Sale?5,000 bush Js of peas
for sale. Any variety, sample and
prices furnished you promptly on ap
plication. A. B. & A. S. Hattaway
Spartanburg, 8. C. 41-4t
For Sale?We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 centa per barrel.
Special prices made to farmers in ton
lote for fertiliser use. Call or write
Gray & Easterby. 39.tr
Notice? Byrdville Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack now ready for service
I Colt to akow. Will appreciate any
XfT* far Sale?We have set
tings of Indian Runner duck eggs for
sale, best stock. $1.00 per letting.
Apply to Mrs. M. A. Jones, Gray
Court. 8. O. ja!?
Yea will steed cards to ijs.
tribute ever the county. Let as
print them for yes. Perfect
printing at the right price,
ADVERTISER PRINTING CO.
Laurens, S. C
For Clerk of Court.
I hereby offer myself ?b a candi
date for the office of Clerk of Court
of Laurens county, pledging myself
to abldo by the platform of the dem
ocratic party and to support the nom
C. a. POWER.
Tho friends of Mr.-Ohas P. Brooks
hereby announce him a candidate for
the office of Clerk of Court of Lauroi.s
county, and pledge him to abldo by the
results of tho Democratic primary and *.
to support the nominees thereof. \
To the rotors of Laurens County:
Fully appreciating your support la
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
Court for LaurenB County, 8. C, and
will abide the result of the Democrat
JOHN F. BOLT.
The friends of Mr. R. O. HalrBton
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.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for County Commissioner of
Laurens County, BUbJect to the result
of the Democratic primary election.
J. B. HITT.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Commslsion
er of Laurens county subject to the
result of the Democratic primary elec
T. MAC ROPER.
Having been solicited by numerous
friends. I hereby offer myself for re
election to the office of County Com
missioner fer Laurens county, subject
to the democratic primary.
W. F. BAILEY.
I hereby announce myoelf a cam'.:
date for the office of Sheriff of Lau
rens county, subject to the result ot'g
the Democratic primary.
W. S. BAGWELL.
1 hereby offer myself as a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens County and
pledge myself to abide by the results
of the Democratic primary.
J. THOMAS PEDEN.
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.
At the urgent request of friends. I
i have consented to become a candidate
for the office of State Senator for Lau
rens county. I will abide the result
of the democratic primary election. A
O. P. GOODWIN. \
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
cratic party and to support the nom
R. D. BOYD.
For House of Representatives.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for tue House of Representative
from Laurens county and pledge my
self to abide by the results of the
W. R. RICIIEY, SR.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
re-election to the house of representa
tives of Laurens county, subject l"
results of the Democratic primary
J. h. Miller, M. ?.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for tho office of representative
from this county in the. legislature of
the state subject to the rules of the
h. S. BLACK WELL.
Tke friends of Joseph O. Sullivan,
of Tumbling Shoals, respectfully sug
gest him as a suitable candidate for
tho House of Representatives, and
can vouch for his interest in the wel
fare of the common people. Subject
to result of Primary Election.
College of Charleston
128th Year begins September 27
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 5, at 9
It offers courses in Ancient and
Modern Languages. Mathematics, His
tory, Political Science, Debating,
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and En
Courses for B. A.. B. 8., and B. S. de
gree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each id
county of South Carolina, Vac*4it(l
Boyce scholarships, giving $100 a
ysar and free tuition, open to compet
itive examination In September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms ard
catalogue on application. Write to
Harrison Randolph, President, .
Charleston, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice (n *h 8uu QovtU.
P^mpt attention given to all business.