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Bahscrlptlon Price is $1.00 per Tear
Payable In Advance.
ADVERTISER PRINTING COMPANY
Laarens, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. G. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Bates AppUcatiea.
Obltsarirs aad Card of thanks t One
cent a wer?.
Entered at th* poatofflce at Laurena.
8. C. aa second class mail matter.
LAUREN S, 8. C, MAY 29, 1912.
The Advertiser will be glad to
rsealv? the Iseal news of all the
censaanlties la the county. Cef.
ress-endents are requested U
sign their aame to the coBtrt"
hatfene letters should not be
mailed later than Monday mora
The Advertiser has absolutely no ob
jection to the city giving full and ad
equate recompense to all of Its ser
vants. It docs seem, however, that the
city is creating a dangerous precedent
In employing the mayor and one of its
aldermen upon the public works of I
the city. Such employment is unusual
and most probably unconstitutional. If
city council told Mayor P>abb to do1
certain work and he has done it. he
should bo paid for it. hut such prac
tices should not be followed In the
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BEAUTIFY THE SQUARE.
Following close upon the movement
to Improve the store fronts and the
city's public buildings, the ladies of
the city are now preparing to beautify
the public square, or as It is now com
ing to be known as the plaza. Of
cours this hns to he done and of
course the ladles are the ones to do
a large part of it and of course, a third
time, the nun have got to back them
up In what they attempt.
They already have several very defi
nite objects In view. They are
going to plant flowers and grass on
the lawn surrounding the court house.
And then, they want to take down
those unsightly electric light poles on
each qorner of this lawn and place in
stead of them some artistic iron poles.
They also wish to place some orna
mental lights upon the steps of the
court house Itself. These things they
want to do themselves, with the aid
of the men. If they want to do it. they
will just about do it too.
In . discussing these things a few
days ago. a prominent citizen suggest
ed that Instead of only the four elec
tric light poles on the court house
lawn being replaced he thought it
would be a fine thing to do to have
all the poles, both electric light and
telephone, on the public square be re
placed by more ornamental iron posts.
This is a suggestion that should be
acted upon, for there is no doubt but
that the many poles and wires now
stretched around the square, some of
them uselessly, ar? very unsightly.
The city and the telephone company
could use the poles together and di
vide the co-=t of buying them. Per
haps they would prove cheaper In the
long run anyhow.
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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE.
The Columbia State, of last Thurs
day, contained an article entitled "The
Peril of American Cotton" setting
forth from an English viewpoint the
position of the Knglish cotton manu
facture::-. In reference to the limited
supply of raw cotton. The article con
sisted in most part of an address by
Kniest IL Taylor, a leading manufac
turer of the Lancashire district. Mr.
Taylor points out that the British
spinners are at the mercy of foreign
people when It comes to the question
of a supply for the vast manufactures
of that country. Though Mr. Taylor
deplores conditions which at present
allow the Hritlsh spinners to become
the prey of American speculators dur
ing short crop years now, his fears
Are principally for the future when
the states and the continent will use
Ii.000,000 bales each. Then, he said,
unless tho supply Is increased it will
result in a fight for the supply on
hand, the result being the "survival
of the fittest". As the British spinners
are no longer Able to maintain An
ascendancy by quality oloth alone, he
knows that in such a fight the British
spinner will stand on an equal and
not a superior footing with other na
tions and consequently the loss to
English spinners ? will be enormous.
Mr. Taylor advocates increased appro
priations by the British Cotton Grow
ing association for the purpose of de
veloping the cotton growing industry
in British territory to ward off. this
The words of Mr. Taylor are an
acknowledgment of the sooth's monop
oly of this great crop. It Is also a
claim that the manufacturers are as
much at the mercy of the specula
tors as are the cotton growers. This
being the case, It seems to us that by
working together somo agreement
could be reached by which the sale
of this staple could be manipulated
direct, without the cotton exchange
brokers having a hand in it. This
would do away with aonormally low
and abnormally high prices, which re
sult in detriment to both the grower
and the consumer, and in the end would
go far towards allowing both the pro
ducer and the consumer to get full
benefit from the crop on which their
The views of Mr. Taylor are not
new ones by any means. But the ar
ticle does go further to show that the
sonth has a monopoly of the cotton
growing industry and that both the
manufacturers and the cotton growers
are more or less at the mercy of the
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0> SCHOOL RrXOKDS.
The Greenwood Daily Journal boasts
of a remarkable record made by the
children of the graded scho "'s there.
I It seems that 24 children were neither
tardy nor absent during the entire
year. That is no record at all to tack
up against the I^aurens schools. Al
though, sad to relate, the Greenwood
schools have several hundred more
children In them than have the Lau
rens schools, the Laurens schools had
117 to make the record that the 24
made in Greenwood. And then, too, of
the 24 children making the record in
the Greenwood schools, 7 of them, a
little less than one third, bore Lau
rens covuty names. While the record
made oy the Greenwood children is
one to be proud of. the record made by
the Laurons children is the one more
The rural schools of Laurens county
boast of as good records as the schools
of the city. At the Trinity-Ridge
school. In this county, one little girl
has not missed a single day or a sin
gle class in five years, although she
lives two miles from the school house.
Several others in the same school
have records almost as good.
The Advertiser could " brag" here to
the length of a column or so on Lau
rens county schools. Its people are
thoroughly awake to the importance
of the education of its children. New
SChcol houses have been built and are
i being built in every school district,
additional taxes have been voluntarily
levied to advance the cause, the best
teachers are procured, the standard,
are raised, the term lengthened and In j
fact every opportunity is t:\ken advan
tage of to further the cause of com-,
Dion school education.
Though the movement fron, country
, to u>wn has not been as noticeable in
Laurens county as it has been In oth
er counties, it Is hoped that this awak
ening along educational lines will not
result in such a movement. The coun
try is where the best of our young
hoys and girls are needed and they
should stay there to develop the land
and make life pleasanter for them
selves and those In their vicinity.
We have diverged a lltt'e from our
original intention to write a little
paragraph upon the fine racor^ of the
117 Laurens school children. But,
when th? subject of education is
broached. The Advertiser cannot help
mentioning the progress being made in
Hugh Douglas Gray, Jr.
Sunday afternoon. May 26th, just as
the clock was striking si< little Hugh
Douglas Cray. Jr., infant sot' of Mr.
and Mrs !(. i> Gray wen', home to
dwell eternally with his Maker.
"Buster" as he was known by nl!.
was sick for thrte weeks. I ts: with
teething and then with measles, tho
combination of which was too much
for his Uttel constitution.
It might well be said that "Buster '
Gray was the universal favorite of
j Laurens. Everybody that came in oor.
? tact with him could never forget his
attractiveness, e. well as beautiful
personality. It is useless to say how
much he will be missed by all, es
pecially his fond parents. May God
bless and keep them always In his
care, and help them to realize fully
that: "Whom the Lord loveth. he chas
"Sweetly sleep our darling 'Buster,'
On thy lonely couch of rest,
While we weep, and try to murmur,
(Jod doth all things for the best.
Though thy soul Is In Heaven,
Where ours still long to be,
Yet thy dust is sacred 'Buster,'
It is all wo have of thee."
Meeting of U. D. fc
The J. B. Kershaw chapter, U. D. C,
will meet Monday afternoon, June 5th,
at five o'clock at the home of Mrs. W.
H. Dial. A full attendance is request
Take a good look at Eichelherger's
coal ad in this paper. They mean
FOB FLOOD SUFFERERS.
Lnurens Citizens Suggest:* that Sub
scriptions be Raised for Mississippi
River Flood Sufferers.
The Advertiser is in receipt of the
letter below from "Old Farmer," en
closing $1.00. As will be noted, Mr.
Bolt requests The Advertiser to accept
and forward subscriptions for this put
nr???e to the Red Cross society to assist
in the work of feeding and clothing the
suffering people of that district. Mil
lions and millions of dollars have
been swept away by the floods, the
principal sufferers being the farmers
and people In small towns. The Red
Cross society has been giving assist
ance and so have tho cities in the im
mediate vicinity, but more funds are
The Advertiser will gladly take up
on Itself the duty of collecting and
sending this money to the sufTerers.
But, it thinks that what is to be done
should be done immediately and not
allow the campaign to be continued In
definitely. Therefore, we suggest that
all those who desire to contribute to
this found do so in a limited time. We
think that ten days is ample time in
which to give all who desire It an op
portunity to contribute, therefore, we
will ask that nil who desire to do so,
send in their subscriptions by Sat
urday June Sth. One remittance will
be made from this office on the 4th and
the next one on the 10th.
A list of the contributors will be
published in The Advertiser as their
money is received.
I have been wishing for ?ome tlfha
that some one woul \ start a fund here
in Lau tens for the Mississippi flood
sufferers, that I might contribute my
mite toward it. When we hear or read
of such tragedies as the sinking of the
Titanic, or the famine In China, our
hearts are melted and strangely moved
with a sympathetic feeling, anu we all
are willing and do conti ihtue both,
sympathy and of our means in their
behalf. And yet there in our sunny
south, right at our door, hns been, and
is now being enacted, such a fearf il
tragedy that we hardly realize it as
such upon, the ground of the old adage
"That familiarity breeds contempt."
I have talked with two gentlemen who
have crossed the tllooded district, one
from Texas, the other from Arkansas,
and they both say. It is impossible for
them to describe, or us to realize, the
condition of those people. Then won't
you start a subscription at once. En
closed in my mite.
LOCALS FROM RIALS. *
Dials, May 27? Mrs. D. D. Harris
had the misfortune to meet with a very
painful accident last Sunday evening
while carrying a lighted lamp. She
was seized with falntness. and dropped
the lamp causing an explosion. The
prompt action of members of the fam
ily saved Mrs. Harris from being more
severely burned. As it is her injuries
are very painful.
Messrs. William Brooks and D. D.
Brownlee motored over to the picnic
at Jones, in Mr. Brooks' car.
Mr James Roberson of Honea Palh,
spent Saturday and Sunday with his
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Curry, and little
son. Cray, spent the week-end with
Mr. V.. N. Gray and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, of Fork
Shoals, visited Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose
Mrs. John Roberson Is spending a
while in Honea Path visiting relatives.
Mrs. L. R. Brooks, spent Thursday
in Greenville shopping.
Mrs. J. S. Dial, and Miss Emma Dial
of Owlngs. were the guests of Mrs. J.
R. Brownlee and family Thursday.
The exodus of the Btudents' from
their respective college has allready
hegun. Misses Nlta Hunter and Cecil
Owlngs are at home from Chlcora.
The commencement of the G C. & O.
I was largely attended. The graduat
ing exercises were good. That tho
"sweet girl graduates" had. It all their
way that night was shown by the many
handsome bequets they received.
Mr. Townes Willis, was c 'lied home
Friday, from Spartanburg where he Is
a student, by the Illness oi his father.
Mr. George Willis died at his home
here Saturday at noon.
He was taken 111 very suddenly Fri
day afternoon and never fully regained
consciousness before his death. Dr.
Benson, the local physician was as
sisted by Dr. Hunter of 8lmpsonville,
but to no avail. Mr. Willis was a pros
perous farmer, with a wide family
connection. He Is survived by his wife
who was Miss Hattle Owlngs, two chil
dren, Townes and John, his father and
several brothers and sisters.
Itli remains were burled Sunday at
Dials, of which church he was a con
sistent member. The' services were
conducted by his pastor. Rev. J. P.
At taw ay.
YV. CARL WHAKT0N ANNOUNCES,
(Continued from First Page.)
$200.00, and so on. Get busy and build
you a new school house or remodel
your old one. Start now and finish it
this summer bo as to have it ready for
Let's see, what is our next plank?
I wonder who can guess. Listen! A
more sympathetic and reasonable set
of patrons. Now friends we are not
talking about pallagra nor hook
worm either. You patrons who do not
make your children obey you at home,
don't get mad and cuss the teacher if
he has to whip them at school to make
them mind. You dear patrons who
are not over-loaded with mother wit,
don't say the teacher is no good be
cause your children are taking after
you. The teacher is not responsible.
Remember patrons, you are sending
yourselves to school in the form of
your little children. A teacher can
tell who you are and what you are at
home by the way your child conducts
himself In school. Never, no never,
tell your child a teacher Is wrong even
If he has made a mistake. You are!
fixing for trouble if you do.
We have another plank which we]
must not lose sight of. A set of trus
tees who are trustees. We have
about come to the conclusion that
trustees are born and not made. If!
thev are made some of them don't re
flect much credit on their architect.!
Like teachers, we have some of the
best trustees in the country. We have
our share of the sorry ones. If a trus-,
tee is not willing to visit his school, i
to take time to meet the other trus
tees, and to back up his teacher as far ';
as he can consistently do so. he should
resign. Trustees, elect your teachers
now, if you have not already done so.
Keep your same teachers if possib!e,
it does not pay to change unless you
are forced to do so. Pay them every !
dollar you possibly can. If you are:
not going to keep your teacher tell him
and let him get a place elsewhere. A
good many have heard us say practl- j
cally the same we have written here,:;
hut it will bear repeating we hope. No!
friends, we are not in the race for
any political job just yet. A little boy
said he was ?ure his mother would
give him anything he asked for. but
he knew mighty well for what to ask
her It Is the same In my case. I know
I could get any job in Laurens county
I ask for, but I know at the same time ;
very well indeed for what to a?k.
W. Carl Wharton.
President Trustee Association of
Escapes an Awful Kale.
A thousand tongues could not ex
press the gratitude of Mrs. .1. E. Cox,
of Joliet. 111., for her wonderful deliv
erance from an awful fate. "Typhoid
pneumonia had left me with a dread
ful cough," she writes. "Sometimes
I had such awful coughing spells I ?
thought I would die. I could get no j
help from doctor's treatment or other ;
medicines till I used Dr. King's New j
Discovery. Rut I owe my life to this j
wonderful remedy for I scarcely cough
at all now." Quick and safe, its the
most reliable of all throat and lung
medicines. Every bottle guaranteed.
?Oc and $1.00. Trial bottle free at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
SPECIAL NOTICES. &
lor Sale?Potation slips fro.n Flori
da, 30c per hundred. $2.50 to 23 n0
per thousand. Write or phono Madden
City Restaurant, phone 230. 43-3t
For SnlC?Thorough-bred Berkshire
pigs. Large bone type with long body
and facy head. D. E. Todd, Lauren:;.
S. C, Rt. 1. 44-lt-pd
Lost, Strayed or Stolen?A collie
puppy dog, about seven months old.
white with one brown eye. Suitable
reward if returned to A. IJ. Darksdalc.
Laurens, Rt. 6. 44-lt-pd
Warning?All are forbidden to hire
or harbor one Maine Craig as she is
under contract with me for the year
1912. W. 13. Poole, Gray Court, R. F.
For Sale?Nice Jersey cow, fresh
in milk. W. P. Putnam, Barksdale. S.
Horses and Mul*? 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 Bale. Apply to W. D. Boyd,
Mountvllle. S. C. 42-3t-pd
i Peas for Hale?5,000 bush .Is of peas
I for sale. Any variety, sample and
prices furnished you promptly on ap
plication. A. B. ft A. S. Hattaway,
8partanburg, 8. C. 41-4t
For 8*1??We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 cenU per barrel.
Special prices made to farmers in ton
lots for fertiliser use. Call or write
Gray A Eaaterby. 39-tf
NttJee?Byrdvllle Dairy and Stock ,
Farm Jack now ready for ??rvlo*.
Colt to show. Will appreciate any
patronage. 14-tf |
For Sale?A mule in good condition.
Will trade for milch cows. Nice fresh
milk cow for sale. Apply to J. Wade j
Anderson, Laurens, 8. C. 44-lt!
Chickens For Sale?The handaome
Aneona. Sheppard strain of import-1
ed, thorough-breds. and prize-winners. I
I^aot year's pullet laid 96 egga. Doc.
10 to May 22. Some nico specimen;
^ockorels on hand. C. W. Tune. Lau
rens, S. C. 44-lt-pd
Coovtleb? UXWk? C. E. Zimmerman Co.-.No. 42
Don't Blame Us
IF we are a bit conceited about the
fit we give you, for a perfect fit
has everything to do with shoes.
Our clerks know how to fit you
properly, or they wouldn't be with
us, and they are tireless in their
effort to please you for they know
that in our large stock there is a
pair of shoes that will both fit and
please you and they will find them
for you when you come into our
A lot of Ladies' White and Tan Pumps.
The very shoes for the Summer, stylish,
comfortable and satisfactory in every
respect. "/Way Hanton" for the Ladies
and "Keith & Pratt" for Men and Boys.
Laurens, S. C.
WITT Bfck* TjjgNANjT? |J
Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average ienter pays for his place every eight years
but the laud lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RENT
178 Acres near Mt. Olive Clinch. Cheap and on easy lurrns.
One-half Interest in one of the finest lime quarries in the South.
Four miles of Ware Shoals. Cheap on easy terms.
At $120.00 per year in 10 years. $1,581.68
At $120.00 per year in 26 years. $6.583.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 years. $8,168.38
At $210.00 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 retaid land out
to suit the small buyer :
Splendid farm and ginnery at Ekom. containing 100 acres, and
good dwelling, outhouses, etc.. 20-horso engine and 40-horse boiler, two 60
saw gin, all in good shape on easy terms or all cash.
About 100 Acres ne?r Watts Mill, known as the Radgett Land.
552 Acres located near Reedy River Power Company, on Reedy
River, and known as the Dorroh Place. Prico. $12.50 to $20.00 per
acre, depending on number of acres and location.
200 acres three miles east of Laurens. High state cultivation.
23 acres at Aull's coss roads, cheap for quick aale.
10 acres near Watts Mills, all improved, for 11,500, half cash.
166 acre<?, a part of J. N. Clardy tract. 18.00 per acre. Get the bar
Several houses and lots near Watts Mill.
93 acres near Ora, level and good improved land, $50 per acre.
400 aeres near Stomp Springs, $11.50 per sere.
We also have for sals about Twenty-two Acres of land wiihin the
corporate limit* of the City of Laurens. known ss Grays Hill, whioh
we will sell in small building lots, at reasonable prices. A good many
of these low have cottages on them.
Remember that we cut of! 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. Cooprr, President. C. W. Tune, Sec. & Trcas.
Anderson A Riakeley, Managers Real Estate Sales.