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Subscription Price Is $1.00 per Tear
Payable In Advance.
ADYEBTI8EB PRINTING COMPANY
I,mucus, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. Q. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Rates on Application. ?
Obituaries and Card of thanks t One j
cent a word.
Entered at th? poatofflce at Laurens,
S. C. as second class mail matter.
LAURENS, S. C JUNK 12, 1912.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the co0**1*
batfons Letters should' not be
mailed later than Monday morn
We've got a notion- to offer a prize
for the largest watermelon l<*ft at this
office this year.
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City politics arc beginning to warm
up. Aldermanic candidates arc be
ginning to speak ovit. Let 'em come!
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It makes yon iv>el a litt'e more
prosperous when cotton Is around
twelve and thirteen cents whether you
have any for sa'e or not.
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If cotton Is worth twelve cents now
it was worth twelve cents in Septem
ber. The difference In price comes
in fthe supply offered to the market.
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Commission -r Watson has gone U>
estimating again. It would be a hard
matter to decide who is the poorest
estimator, Ebbte Watson or Eddie
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The Spartanburg Boosters are pre
paring to make a trade excursion dov^t j
this way. Coming down to s<>e ;i good
town and to visit some up-to-date
stores. It seems.
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The Chrolcle says "The b wee test
girl graduates to bo found anywhere
at this season Of the year are here
in Clinton". Better bo looking around
then, Harris, before they get away.
Don't he "skeered."
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No dOllbt about Haste" Diiil (Jr)
being the champion, all wool and a
yard wide loaf bread eater In these
parts. Good thing he didn't drink any
water Friday night, "cause he might
have "swull up" some more.
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By the time that the stores being'
worked on now are completed, some
body else ought to be ready to give a
contract. Let the wave of progress
continue to advance until appearance
of the entire square Is changed.
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It never occured to-you. did It. that
the glass factory during the working
sason has about as large a pay roll
ns either of the big cotton mills
here? As it has no company stores,
it is really of as much benefit to the
City as the mills are.
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And a new member of the para
graph's union up there on the Pied
mont, Congratulations, old man!. If
you have his future welfare at heart,
do not feed him on buttermilk, He
might grow up like his dad. Send
him down to spend the summer amid
t:.- green fields and invigorating at
mosphere of Laurens county and,
lor.g lifo, perfect health and good looks
Will be his.
A PRIZE OF FKK.
Last year The Advertiser offered a
" of a year's subscription for the
man who brought In the first cotton
biossom. Being a little late on our
crop prognostication, we made a fall
town, because one farmer had already
found a number of blossoms before
the prize was ever offered. We would
make the same offer agiin this year,
if we did not fear the same thing
would happen. But we are determined
to get In on some kin of an offer
like that, so we hereby offer a year's i
subscription to The Advertiser for j
tbe one who first brings or sends an
open boll to this ofllce. Look out!
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ADVANCE STEP TAKEN.
The patrons of the Shiloh achool are
to be congratulated upon the step
they took Saturday' when they voted
the additional lovy for the support of
the school. With the additional funds
provided, the future lla bright for
successful work and beneficial results.
"We wero quite sure that the patrons
of this school would not take a back
ward step along educational lines and
we hope that It'never will. The time
has come when the educated children
have the brightest prospects and par
ents should take advantage of every
opportunity to provide their children
with proper equipment tor life's strug
gles and life's pleasures.
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TO ADVERTISE THE STATE.
A state-wide commercial club, such
as is contemplated by those who have
called the meeting in Columbia for
June 2t'>. could prove a very effective
organization in furthering the growth
of this state. As an indication of
what could be accomplished by an
extensive and systematic campaign of
publicity, can be taken the results be
ing obtained by the Southern Land I
Development Company, of this city, |
which has large holdings at McHee.
This company has undertaken to ad
vertise in the north and west the re
sources of their own property at Mc
Ree. They have been flooded with re- J
plies to these advertisements from all
sections of the United States. People
are wanting to conn- southward and
they .do not know wher. to go. This
company has been directing them to
McBee. With comparatively small
funds the company reached and In
fluenced thousands of people. If an
extensive, campaign were inaugurated
by the entire state, the results would
be such as are being gained by the
Southern Land Development Company
only in a larger degree. With more
funds at Its command, more people)
could be reached.
While we see no practical way in
which the prospective commercial
club can undertake a campaign it
self, it seems to us that its main ef
forts should be toward influencing
the legislature to make an appropria
tion for such work.
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HISTORICAL \SSO< IATIOX.
Laurens county, rich in memories of I
noble men and women, and possess
ing several places of historical in
terest, should have an organization
to record the deeds of her illustrious
sous and daughters, perpetuate the
memories and to put in permanent
form a history of those places and
events of which she has a right to be
proud. This is a transition period
t) woen the old and new generation
and unless something is done to pn11
in permanent form the knowledge
possessed by many of those who are
fast departing, many fa.^ts of bygone
days will go unrecorded and conse
quently nevt r heard of by future gen
erations. This county was the scene
of several important engagements dur
ing the Revolution, and she has given
numbers of Illustrious sons and daugh
ters to the country who have played
prominent roles since that time. Their
memories .should be cherished and a
record of their acts put in proper form
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution and the United Daughters of
the Confederacy are dong a praise
worthy work along this line. but
these organizations do not take the
place of such a society as we have sug
gested. To be sure the members I
of these societies would render valu
able assistance in the work and doubt
less many of them would join the so
Let some one take the initiative In
this and organize such a society now-.!
It surely ought to be done.
Shiloh, June In.?During the past
few days we have had some heavy
rains which has thrown the farmers
somewhat behind with their work.
The election held at Shiloh school
house Saturday evening for the pur
pose of voting an extra two mill tax
for the school was a decided vRitofyrl
for the school. We are glad In leoU
that we have in our community so
many men who have forslgllt and good
common sense enough to know the
advantage of a good school for 4holr
Children and even those who have
no children should be friend.-- of their
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mahaffey of
Eiden spent the. day Sunday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hellams.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hellams sp^nt
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Chesteln spent]
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Tumbling of Tumbling Shoals.
A council consisting of W. ES. Thay
er. .1. O. Martin, H. C. Haydock and
K. W. Davis has been called to meet |
with Poplar Springs church on Sat
urday, lath, at 2 o'clock to assist In
the ordination of L. K. Simpson to the]
full gospel ministry. It Is hoped that
the church members will be present
and officers of sister churches are re
quested to be present If possible.
Each age ol our lives has its Joys.
Old people should be happy, and they
will be if Chamberlain's Tablets are|
taken tb strengthen the digestion and
keeps the bowels regular. These tab
lets are mild and gentle In their ac
tion and especially suitable for people
of middle age and older. For sale by]
all Dealers. ,
AH ^he necessities of life, as the
food we eat, the clothes we wear,
and the houses in which we live, are
the products of work. It is absolute-,
ly necessary for people to do work of
some kind to convert the raw ma
terials given them by nature before
they are of much value. Food, com
fortable homes, civilization, all are
the rewards of work and when we
fall fo give aid to their production we
should not enjoy the pleasures of these
Hut some times work will cause
great egort and give Immense pain?
then it Is we find men giving baclt and
substituting for a lighter job. In oth
er words they will look for some place
where one would be enabled to live
upon the labors of some one else. Now
this la right for a little child to do;
he should live upon the goods produc
ed by his parents and friends. Hut
when he has grown up he should look
about him and push out to earn a live
lihood for himself. BeCaifse if a per
son continues to depend upon the work
of others after he has become a man
he Is no better than the Jelly fish
which is carried where the water
And by hard earnest work man has
mastered the world and made it his
servant and slave. Also by persist
ent effort he can conquer his own feel
ings and cause the weaker Impulses to
stand back and make room for the
higher anil nobler thoughts.
I do not say that every man must
plow, or that he msut clerk, or that he
must preach: I do not say that every
woman should teach, or that she
should keep house, 'or that she should
be a suffragette?but I do say there
is a work for each one of us to do and
we should feel ptoud of it and not
be ashamed of honest work. The
time has come when, that no one, not
even a woman, knows but what she
may have to earn a living by the
sweat of her own brow.
A l idle person, it" he is of the poor
class, suffers the penalty of his lazi
ness in Iiis own person?he reaps his
own reward. In truth, he gets very
little from this great world because
hf uives but little to it. While on the
other hand the idle rich man. even
though he gives nothing gels much
because many an honest man and
woman has to work the harder for
his being in the world. He is a freak
and makes life more burdensome for
others, Young man, young woman,
have you connected yourself with eith
er of these two classes? If so seize
time by the forelock and break away
before it is too late. Do not try to
shun work, for all honest work whoth
of hands or of brains, is honorable and
will be applauded by your fellow man.
T. Houston Dahl).
FROM THE COUNTY
(Continued from First Page.)
Mrs. W. II. Leaman, Mrs. R. A. Aus
tin, Misses Gertrude and Leonora Lea
man, Kate and Anne Austin and Mr. W.
T. Austin, attended commencement at
the Presbyterian College at Clinton
The friend;; of Mrs. Jodie Culbertson
were sorry to hear of her serious Ill
ness at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Hill, near Mount Olive, last week.
Showers were frequent the past week
all around us. and Friday we had an
all day shower.
Mrs. A. H. Chapman of Miami. Flori
da, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Whar
Mrs. Louis Hnnna returned Satur
day from a visit to her parents at
Marion. S. C.
Mr. .lohn Miller, of Hodges, an eld
erly gentleman. Visited friends hero
The churches of Liberty Springs,
MountVlIle and Ora have secured the
Rev, Ratchford a recent graduate of
the Columbia SemlnarU to preach for
them. He will proach at Liberty
Springs 1st and 3rd Sabbaths. Mount
vllle Ith and Ora tho 2nd. Mr. Ratch
ford preach here Sunday morning and
evening and will take up the work of
the group the 3rd Sabbath In this
month. He is a graduate of Davidson
college and Is well equipped for the
Our boys are coming In from col
ege. William Wharton and Earl Rasor
are at home from South Carolina Un
iversity. Lyl I^eaman. Charles Plnson
and Kills Fuller from Presbyterian
College of South Carolina.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any Case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. O.
We. the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, nnd
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transastlons and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by his firm.
National Bank of Commerce,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is token intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials nent free. Price 7.r> eents
per bottle. Sold by all druggist*.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
S S H S S 8 8 S 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8'8 8 8
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
What Brisbane Is Pp To.
Arthur Brisbane, the chap who Is
paid $50,000 a year to write editorials
for Hearst's papers, has finished ills
series of double column articles In
tended to bamboozle country editors
and small town merchants to the be
lief thot tho establishment of a par
cels post Will make them prosperous
and consequently happy. In business
as In politics "you can fool all the
people some of the time, some of the
people all the time, even If you can't
fool all the people all the time."
If Brisbane & Co., partners, unlimit
ed, can fool the people sufficiently to
get that parcels post fastened on the
government there will be no need
for them to ever care to fool a single
idiot agnln. The mail order houses In
such a condition would flourish like
green bay trees and the rural mer
chants and publishers would learn too
late that fine words butter no pars
nips and that experience teaches a
dear school.?Barnwell People.
Capt William L. Farley.
The address of Colonel Hilary A.
Herbert, secretary of the navy In Mr.
Cleveland's last administration, de
livered at the closing of the public
schools of Laurens on May 13, and
printed in The State yesterday, was of
more than common interest to the
general reader because of Its remini
scent character. While the scenes and
persons described were for the most
part of keenest Interest to Laurens peo
ple, the address has permanent histor
ical value, especially that part of it
relating to Captain William L. Far
loyi General J. 10. B. Stuart's scout,
who was killed at Brandy Station.
Readers bf .lohn Eisten Cooko's "Sur
rey of Eagle's Nest" are familiar with
the story of Farley and his gallantly,
but. unfortunately, that stirring novel
of the War Between the States Is not
generaly read even by Southern boys
and girls as it deserves to be. Per
haps Colonel Herbert's recalling of the
life of his heroic comrade and friend
may suggest to the people of Laurens
that a monument or other testimonial
be erected to Captain FrJrley'8
memory.?The Columbia State.
A Plain Humbug.
Governor Bloaso declared in a
speech In Spartanburg county, some
time ago, that he was not in favor of
drawing the line for the candidates
for the House and Senate and make
them declare whether they were for
Blease or Jones, but that each man
should stand on his own merits. Take
it from us Governor Blease does not
want a Blease legislature for in that
case it would he up to him to put
through some measures which he a I
vocates and which he knows are un
constitutional, but make mighty good
campaign material with which he can
bamboozle the "dear people." He can
further his own political interest
much easier with a legislature oppos
ed to him. The great majority of his
vetoes were made for political effect.
Take his veto of the appropriation
for a steam heating plant at Orange
burg college. When he was a Trustee
Of that Institution he voted to install
the plant, but since he is governor he
vetoes the bill to complete It. Just
good political thunder that Is all. He
vetoed the bill that would benefit the
poor people more than anybody. That
was the Medical Inspection bill. Poo
pie with money can put their children
under the care of the best physicians,
while many a poor man will let his
child go with some little defect. Which
could be cured in its youth, but if not
looked after would, possibly, result i'l
serious trouble for life. The women of
the State endorsed and worked for the:
bill, btU rend his reason for vetoing
it please. Abbeville Medium.
Hasn't it Absurd 1
Says the Laurens Advertiser:
"When Gov. Blease was asked at
Nowberry about the graft charges
made against him by Mayor Grace, the
governor only replied that It was
"news to me." Further than th;?t, ne
has never said a word. A high sen49
of honor our governor has when he
can be accused of accepting graft and
then not even make any attempt to
deny it or resent the accusation."
The Advertiser would evidently in
verse the old-time rule that a mnn
charged Is not required to prove his
Innocence?that It Is Up to him who
brings the charges to prove them.
Would the Advertiser have the gov
ernor to Bi?,,d on his head, tu "a
around several times, and fill the air
with words carrying tho odor of burn
If Governor Blease would take time
to become Indignant at all people say
and newspapers print about him, he
wouldn't have time for much else. His,
opponents are strong In talk and print.
We were told when Felder paraded
his venom In the public prints, that
the governor. In order to vindicate
himself, ought to sue Folder for slan
der and make Felder prove his charges
or mulct him In damages. The absur
dity or any such argument as that soon
caused it to fall of Its own weight. So
witli the theory advanced by the Ad
vertise! In the case above?
* How To Preserve Inner Tubes *
When fitting an inner tube it is a
good plan to dust a small quantity
of talc or French chalk inside the en
velope. Just sufficient to cover the
Interior surface is all that is required.
Too much talc, says the Mtchellln
Tire expert, gradually accumulating
Into solid lumps is a frequent cause
I of punctures. On the other hand In
sufficient talc will not prevent the in
ner tube from sticking to the en
Inner tubes should always be per
fectly clean and, dry when fitting.
EJven the slightest, moisture should
be avoided. It is a common practice
to lay the tube on the step of the car
or even on the ground previous to
fitting. This Is a very expensive
habit. There is always a place to
hang the tube where it will be free
from moisture or dust. Hang it over
the -side lamp or tire .holder but
never lay It down where it will come
Ip contact with foreign and injurious
Inner tubes should always be car
ried In water proof bags such as can
be bought at any garage for a quarter.
They should never be kept in original
cardboard boxes, says the Michel in
Man. These boxes are sufficient lor
the garage but not for storing tubes
kept in a car. Waterproof bags keep
the thbes away from water, oil and
grease, but are not Intended to pro
tect the tubes from sharp tools. Al
ways keep spare tubes in the bags
I and keep the bags away from metal
t'uselilsh Co-operation Required,
Editor The Advertiser:
1 want to congratulate "Uncle Wil
liam" foi what he has said upon the
road problem. 1 heartily endorse ev
ery tiling he has said. I am an old
Confederate veteran and have not paid
anything into the county treasurer for
a long time to help keep up the roads,
yet I have a team and wagon to haul
over the roads and also a pleasure bug
gy to ride over them. While there are
many poor men who have nlther home.
I team, v,t.gon or buggy to travel over
the roads with and yet they are the
principal ones who are keeping the
roads up today. Is it right that this
Should remain so? Every just man
will say no. Every one who owns
property, real or personal should be
1 taxed to help keep up the public high
ways of his or her county. Everybody
wants good roads to travel but few
i want to help make good roads. Away
back when we used t,, work the roads
by the old method I was overseer ami
I have warned men w ho owned land to
i bring certain tools ;.i work with who
j were too trilling and unenterprising to
1 bring any tool and claimed that It was
the county's business to furnish tools
to work the- roads with. These men
or some of them are still living and
would like to be the possessors of
some of the best offices of the coun
ty. Such men are not worthy. Justice
ir, that standard or boundary of right,
Which enables us to render to every
man his just due without distinction.
This virtue Is not only consistent with
Divine and human laws, but is the
very cement and support of civil so
ciety. We should look to it that wo
send no other kind of men to repre
sent us in the next legislature, whtti
er they be Itlease or Jones men
Pro bono Publlco.
Ware Shoals. S. ('.. R. p, |>. .\? ?>.
June 7. 1912.
HarrK Mtliia Water for Laureits Co nil ?
?Residents of Laurens County win ta.
furnished with HARRIS LITIHA wa
ter for personal use, free of charge by
applying at Homing plant between
nine o'clock A. M. and ! oon Sundays
Dring glass vessels thor.onghlv cleans
Harrls LI thin Springs Co.,
C. H. Pentox. President
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
For Sale - One gasoline englno 1 !-*>
horse power, new for $10.00 delivered
to Laurens Addroofl Hoovoy Smith.
Greenville. S. C. 16-lt-pd
Ready to Grind Richard o. Sullivan
successor to W. D. Sullivan, Is now'
ready to grind your corn at Tumbling
Hhoals. 4?., ,.?5
ForJ*?l?--Crystal White Orpington
eggs Kellerstrass strain, $1.00 nor 15
Ml is M. E. Crnlg, Laurens, S. C Route
N'A 2- 46-ll-pd
For Sale?Seven or eight fine milch
cows, ranging In price from $40 to
$65. Apply to S. D. Martin, R F I)
No- 2- 4B-Rt
"For Sale?We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 cent* per barrel
Speolal prices made to farmers In ton
lots for fertilizer use. Call or write
Oray & Easterby. 39_tf
Notice?Ryrdvllle Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack now ready for service
Colt to show. Will appreciate any
Of the World's most
is to be found at my
A Wedding Present
of Gorham Silver is
ever-lasting and will
surely be appreciated.
Chantilly, Regent and
other patterns always
Laurens, S. C.
And, we're sure, if you're a
judge of real quality, that
you will make this establish
ment THE one at which to
purchase your supplies in the
We guarantee our Oils,
I Greases, Gasolene, Carbide,
Tires, Tubes, etc., to be of
A?1 quality?and compari
son will show you how rea
| sonable our prices are.
W. P. HUDGENS
Laurens, S. C.
The Hand of
Woman Rules or
Ruins the World!
'Tis said the easiet way to
reach a man's heart is
through his stomach.?
I 'Though you may be a good
cook, you can't make good
bread with good flour, and
to be a sorry cook, better had
it been that you were never
born. With our Dan Valley's
White Satin Flour and our
Brown's Ilungariass Flour
it's up to you whether you
rule or ruin. We would be
pleased to have you try this
flour, at only $6.00 per bar
rel. Phone or send your or
ders to Sullivan's Store for
flour F. F. V. Hams or the
new Westphalia Ham?they
Now Mr. Farmer what
about? It rained last week
so that we did not sell all
our Peas. We still offer you
the mixed peas at $2:50 per
bushel, so long as these lots
last. Come quick.
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
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