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Laurens, S. C.
'ALISON LEB President
W. O. LANCASTER vice-Pros.
'ARTHUR LBR See. and Treas.
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Entered at G>* poatofflce at Laurens,
8. C. oo second class mall matter.
~LAURENS, S. i\ JUNK 19, 1912.
His AlvorMser will be w.\*i 9?
resolve the leeal news of all the
oeouwauttiee In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sir* their naaie to the ee*t**
bntfona Letters should not be
nailed later than Monday morn,
I.ook bore, Booker! That last one
was too hot to handle In these parts,
Why not get busy und Invite a few
hundred of your friends here for the
Chautauqua. it's great.
? ? .
Chautauqua Week will be an excel
lent time for the folks of Laurens to
invite their regular summer visitors.
There's going to be something doing
? * ?
Mayor Grace accused Governor
Mease about two weeks ago of ac
cepting graft. Gov.( Dlease, when in
formed of the charges, casually de
clared that -it was "news to him." A
few days ago. after a long lapse- of
time, the governor broke out in a sud
den heat of passion and called Grace
a "coward and liar". It took him a
pretty long time to get mad over such
trivial charges, didn't it?
? ? ?
Answering or rather attempting to
answer The Advertisers challenge for
reasons why parcel:, post should he
instituted, the Fountain Inn Tribune,
with its usual loquncit) "'Is up two of
Its columns with superficiality in a
lengthy attempt to show its own depth
As a matter of fact the editor of the
above paper stated several facts in the
two columns before mentioned, but
their age and Insignificance make it un
necessary to comment upon them here.
It was the hope and desire of The
Advertiser, that the editor of the
Fountain Inn Tribune would give some
?sensible and unhackneyed reasons for
parcels post. Thoro was no request
for a parade of the editor's brilliancy.
The preliminary parade having been
pulled off, wo would now like to hear
the editor of the Tribune get down to
brass tucks and discuss tho real merits
and demerits In the case.
? 0 ?
CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT!
It will doubtless be gratifying to
the citizens of Laurens to know that
the council has found that the financ
es are In such a condition as to Justi
fy a healthy expenditure upon the
roads of the city. Permanent improve
ment in tln? way of better streets can
not possibly be objected to by anyone.
Probably a great many citizens will
hold that the improvements should
be made on other streets, but, the coun
cil Is elected to decide these matters
and we are not going to precipitate
a discussion along these lines. Wo
are glad to see that another progres
sive step Is about to be taken.'
Hut. How is this work to be done?
An element of doubt seems to be in
the minds of the council. They have
not yet decided. It is possible that
the street department will undertake
the work Itself and of course If It does
It will in all probability make mis
lakes. It cannot help It for it has not
had experience in permanent road
Here Is a suggestion! Toko It from
Us! The United States government has
a department of good roads that of
fers on all occasions to supply a Com
petent road engineer to supervise tho
making of a mile of model roadway.
This Opportunity In road education
Will be gladly grasped by tho depart
ment for it will have at its disposal
a larger sum of money than Is u. .ally
given It la such educational work. It
Is Just about a mile from tho public
square to the city limits. Let's call
on tho * government to supervise this
work for us and then after tbi? mile
le finished the other mtle can bo work
ed likewise. The beauty i a bout tho
whole thing is that this valuable en
gineering supervision Will rrot cost
? ? o
1 MORE CANDIDATES WANTED!
Earlier 1? this year. Just before and
during tho county convention, much
talk was heard about bringing up the
Dlease and antl-Bleaae candidates for
nil tho county offices. While the races
for several of the county offices are to
he made along those iines, it is ap
parent In Laurons county, as well as in
other counties, that tho Dlease issue
is to be fought out principally In the
race for the general assembly.
The suggestion as to such an align
ment of forces camo from the Dleaso
followers. However, objectionablo ono
might think a race conducted on this
Issuo Is, the fact Is that such a cam
paign is upon us. It mifcht be that it
Is best. Certain it Is that it would
be more satisfactory to1 everybody if
the executive and legislative depart
ments were in accord with each other
so that something might be accom
plished, so that full credit or discredit
can be given. As conditions were in
the last legislature, very little was
done except supply an ardor of cam
Hut getting back to this county. Al
though Dloaso and antl-Bleaso can
didates are out In this county and
other counties for different offices,
there Is but one antl-Bleaso candidate
offering In this county for the house
of representatives. This surety should
not bo so. The supporters of Judge
Jones should not allow tho olectlon
to come off and only one antl-Blease
man bo In tho field..
Come out. Independent candidates!
Do not forfeit the game before It Is
MINOR CASES TRIED.
Court of 0 en oral Sessions Being Held
but only .Minor Cases Heard so far.
The June term of the Court of Gen
eral Sessions convened .Monday morn
ing, with Judge Frank B. Gary on the
bench. The other ofllcers of the court
were in their accustomed places.
So far. only minor cases of thefts
and assaults have been dealt with. The
following cases have been before the
Plumer Beauregard: violation of the
dispensary law. found guilty and given
a sentence of five months or a fine of
Ralph Martin: assault and bat with
intent to kill, and (ferrying concealed
weapons, plead guilty and was given
2 years upon the public works of the
county. The sentence was suspended
during good behavior upon a payment
Of a line of $100.
Dixie Watts: house breaking and
John Jefferson: obtaining goods un
der false pretenses, guilty.
Hugh Allen, house breaking and
larceny, plead guilty and given ten
Joe Hudson: house breaking and
larceny, not guilty.
C. B. Brewerton: violation of the
dispensary law. pleat! guilty, sentenced
to three months on chain gang or to
pay a tine of $100.
Costell Grimes: house breaking and
larceny, guilty, eight months.
Nancy Wilson: asault and battery
with intent to kill.
The grand jury made its presentment
to tho court yesterdny afternoon and
was as follows:
Presentment of Grand Jury.
State of South Carolina, %
County of Laurens.
We, the Grand Jury for the County
of I^aurens, beg leave to submit the
following as our presentment for the
Juno (1912) term of the court.
1. We havo passed on all hills
handed to us by the solicitor, except
one alch has been returned to the
2. All the committees appointed by
the grnnd jury at its last meeting to
make investigations and examinations
of the different offices, roads, bridges
and streams have been requested to
file their rports on or bfore the next
meeting of the grand jury.
3. It having come to the attention
, of tho grand Jury that one W. A. Put
nam, of this county, had an automobile
stolen from his garage several months
ago and that so far as the grand Jury
Is informed nothing Is being done to
bring tho guilty parties to Justice, we,
therefore recommend that the proper
authorities Investigate this matter.
We beg leave to thank His Honor,
Krank B. Gary, the presiding judge,
and the other officers of the court for
tho consideraUon and courtesy ex
tended us during this term of the
John A. Pranks,
June IS, 1912. Foroman.
BARK SD ALE NOTES.
Barkadale, June IS.?Miss Amy
8hockloy and her visiting frlond, Miss
Clark of Slmpsonvlll? loft last Monday
for Winthrop College to attend tho
summer school at that place.
Miss Mittle Todd who has b**n a
etudent at G.' F. C. thm winter is now
visiting Mr. and Mrs. James Todd.
?tr and Mrs. Ford Abefcromble of
Gray Court spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Owens.
Mrs. Lislxo Boyd. who has boon vis
iting In this section for some months
has returned to her home In Clifton.
Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Putnam were
shopping in Laurons last Saturday.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. . 8
The Southern Hoy.
Mr. Carl Stnhn, n Cheater boy now]
located In New York city, bus sent
us the following editorial clipping
from the New York Evening Mail,
which Southerners should read and
treasure, showing us it doos that tho
North, while intent on commercial
and financial undertakings, at the
same time cherishes a high regard
for tho ideals that belong so pecul
iarly to the South and which forml
such a distinctive attribute of the|
people living In this section:
"There is nothing whatever to I
wonder at In the fact that southern)
cadets have carried off this year
nearly all the class honors at tho An
napolis naval academy. Southern
men inherit a special aptitude fori
naval and military command.' ft
was so before the war, and is so now.
There have been few such cadets at I
West Point as Robert E. Lee, Albert |
Sidney and Joseph E. Johnston, Jef
ferson Davis, and P. G. T. , Benuro- I
gard. Lee graduated at the head of |
his class, and Beauregard second.
The navy has had many illustrious I
southern names on its list, from
Farragut, Maury and Semmes down I
In the South, the profession of arms
appeals to young men of keen minds
and high ability who In the North
would be more likely to be drawn In
to business or tho lucrative profes
The South, Indeed, Is a kind of
royal preserve and fertile breeding
ground of American blood and Amer
ican qualities. It has not, as a sec
tion, gone over to the worship of I
Mammon. It has not given up its
firesides to the alien, to "camp on
the stoop" itself. Homely virtue and
homely roughnesses and homely pre
judices. The juice of 1776., as well
as that of 1861. still runs *ree and
strong in touthern veins. The army
and navy, and the whole country;
may rejoice that there are brilliant
young men in the South who would
rather take down from the antlers |
above the hea . ,i the sword of Cow
pens. Camden and Yorktown than
seek the cloudy honors of the captain
of industry."?Chester Reporter.
The Laurens Advertiser has request
ed Information concerning the pro
posed p?reels post. It Is gladly given.
The Advertiser cays:
"Tell us why it will be advantag
eous to the farmora and morchants of
Fountain inn to centralize business In
large cities. Tell us what advantage
it will be to the whole people of thisJ
section If money is taken from here in
increased quantities and sent to north
ern mail order houses."
Loth of those questions, of course,
answer themselves, it would not be
to the advantage of any small town to
centralize business In the cities, and
it would not benefit this section to send
But does The Advertiser mean thus
frankly to admit Its belief that these
:wo un sirable results would follow*
the introduction of the parcels pos,t
Are there no small towns in Eng
land? Has the parcels post over there I
killed off the rural retailer and sent |
his customers shopping In London?
Frankly, I believe The Advertiser is
jesting. It does not seem possible that
a man of sound wit could hold to such
an absurd belief.
If The Advertiser is seriously oppos
ed to a parcels post, on what ground
is Its opposition based? Obviously, be-1
cause it believes a parcels post would
open up a ruinous competition to the
The Advertiser, then. Is a protec
tionist. It desires to maintain high
express rates la order to prevent thej
city store from competing with the]
country store. Wherein does that doc
trln differ from the Standpat Repub
lican creed of l'ncle Joe Cannon and
our erstwhile friend, Aldrlch?
Is the Advertiser ready to swallow
the whole high-tariff pill, and an
nounce itself a dled-ln-the-wo'M pro
tectionist Republican paper? If not
?If It has any ambition to remain a
consistent Democratic journal?its po
sition as favoring protection to rural
merchants Is laughably untenable.
Now, wher. did the Advertiser get Its!
Idea that s reels post would ruin
the country nercbant? Just where]
most other people got It?from the
brain of a clever express company
The express eompan a were doing
nicely. They were paying dividends of
from 30 to 60 per cent, on the stock
issued?dlrldends that would have been
several hundred per cent, on the ac
tual cash Invested. The only thing
they did not want was competition.
Hut. along with other progressive
ideas, came the parcels post?the plan
to give the buying public a square
deal and force the express companies
to charge reasonable rates.
Then bright young express eompan)
; minds got busy. They had to Invent1
I some fallacy that would sound plausi-l
ble. They had to maaquerade a lie in
the guise of truth, and make the dls-|
The result was the published the-1
|ory that a parcels post would run the|
country merchant out of business..
They knew that, to superficial minds. I
the thing would appear a fact. They
I knew It would scare the country mer-j
hant and thus reach the country press.
And it worked?for a time.
Then minds not superficial began I
, to reason Instead of jump at conclu
All the opposition to the parcels I
post has originated with express com
panies. Much of this opposition has
been paid for at so much a column or
so much a speech.
Recently this section or the country
was Hooded with blank petitions to
representatives In Washington urging
tho defeat of parcels post legislation
then pending. Many people signed
The blanks came from the "Com
mercial Club" of a Northern city.
?' I wrote to the mayor of that North
ern city and asked him about that olub.
He knew nothing about It, except that
It had a telephone number. I wrote to
the Becrtary of tho Board of Trade. Ho
replied that there was a room In one
of the olllce buildings with "Commer
cial Club" on the door, that the room
had telephone connections; that It
had only been recently rented; :hat.
although he tried at three different
times during the day, the operator
could not gel a reply froui ibe 'club"
room; and that no one seemed to
know much about a "Coniontrolal ciub"
The "Club's" only business was to
send out blank petitions,and other mat
ter for tne good of the express com
The plea that the parcels post would
ruin tnB country merchant, although
sound/on the surface, utterly falls to
pieces when exposed to the light of
There are In every community a few
people who buy through mall order
houses. They are, In every case, peo
ple who have little or no Interest In
the "welfare of their town. They have
an Idea that anything bought out of
town la better and cheaper than any
thing bought at home. The parcels
post, of course, would knock a fow
cents from their expense account. But
nine-tenths of people In small towns
would not be led astray by lower mail
or express rates. They buy now, and
will continue to buy. where they can
get an article promptly; where they
can examine an article before buying
The best way to judge these ques
tions Is to bring them home to No. 1.
Would the Advertiser editor buy his
shoes In Chicago If he could save eigh
teen cents, above carriage charges, on
the same quality of shoe? Of course
he wouldn't. He tries a shoe on be
fore he buys It. Furthermore he does
n't want to wait twelve days for new
Well, does he not suppose that he
Is about an average citizen? Are not
othei people just as full of human
How many women out of ten will
buy a dress pattern without examin
ing the goods? What woman will buy
a hat without trying it on? What fam
ily will wait two weeks for a pound
of coffee? Local grocery sales cannot
be effected by a lower express or mall
rate. Families some-titnes buy a year's
BUpply from Shears-Suwback & Co.,!
and have them sent by freight, but
not many do It, because the cash has
nS go with the order.
Groceries are nearly always bought
as needed. Those who buy a season's
supply, do so on credit. Mail order
houses demand cash In advance. If
they'were to start a credit business
they would have to take such strict
precautions, and demand such a maze
of red tape before allowing credit with
them on that basis.
Hardware sales would not be ef
fected by a parcels post, for the heav
ier wares could not go by mail and
seven out of ten of the smaller arti
cles are sold to farmers or others
who want them Immediately.
Aside from hardware, drugs and
groceries, most goods are ? f a class
that people want to examine before
buying. And no amount of legislation
will change human nature.
This discussion is ridlcullous. Just
a little bit of common sense would
clear up the atmosphere?but so few
people are willing to do their own
thinking. ? *
The benefits of a parcels post are
legion. Country people could buy ar
ticles that local stores do not care
to keep In stock and get them deliv
ered at about one third of the' present
cost. Truck farmers, dairymen and
small fruit raises could get their pro
ducts to market promptly without pay
ing exhorbitant rates. Country mer
chants could get small 'fill-In" or
special orders without paying all the
profit on the transaction Into the
treasury of the express companies.
Opposition to the parcels post Is of
a class, with opposition to electric
lights and bath tubs.?Fountain Inn
If I Only Had Capital.
The above words were recently ut
tered In our hearing by a worthy boy
and undoubtedly they are often reltc
ated by many who are out of employ
ment, or have little or nothing to do.1
To all such we say, you have home
capital, you have hands, feet, bone,
muscle, health and are not taese cap
ital? What more capital has God giv
en anybody? "But If I only had a
few thousand In cash capital," says
the young man. But these are better
than cosh capital, for no one can tako
them from you, and with these you
can earn caah.
Our men of wealth and Influonce
did not start with any es . capital.
They went to work with iuelr plow,
the hoe, the jack plane or ax, And in
time their capital brought them a rich
harvest. Ah! but there's the rub; you
don't want to work. You want money
on credit so you can play tho gentle
man, speculate and end your career
by playing* vagabond. You want to
marrry a rich girl who will support
you, while you wear fine clothes,
smqke Cigars and be a gentleman of
Shame on you. young man. Go.to
wofk with the capital, you have and
yon! will soon make Interest enough
Upon It to-give you as much money
Id ^fdff need." If you cannot make
tnoney upon what capital you have,
you could not If you had a larger
amount, in cash. If you waste your
present capital you would waste mon
ey if you had It. 80 don't stand
around, a great helpless fellow, wait
ing for something to turn up, but go
to work. Take the first work you can
30t to do and do it weil. Always do
.your best, and if you manage your
capital that Cod has given you well,
you will soon have plenty more to
The world would bo happier If
people were a little moro generous
with their praise. There is too much]
flattery but a word of Just apprecln-1
tlon would cheer tho heart and
strengthen tho hands of many a dis
couraged worker in the home, in the
school. In the church, and in the
world.?The tlaffney ledger.
The Bock Ulli Plan.
It is doubtless immaterial to J. O.
Anderson of Rock Hill whether or not
he gets crodlt for having accomplished
something for the holders of 1911 cot
ton through his indegatlgable efforts
In pressing the Rock Hill plan.
The facts are that his plan was
generally Indorsed throughout tho
South as the best, Indeed tho only
practical business plan suggested for
the accomplishment of the desired
end. Also that Mr. Anderson took
hold In South Carolina and then car
ried the organization into other
States, paying out of his own pocket,
according to the Rock Hill Record,
$2,000. That cotton advanced more
than five dollars a bale. In tho face of
a crop above 16,000,000 bales, and
before the lateness of the season could
have bearing on the market, is prob
ably sufficient reward for Mr. Ander
son. However, Commissioner Watson
attributes this advance to the Rock
Hill plan, and Mr. Anderson is en
titled to the reward of credit.
The Important thing Is that Mr. An
derson was willing to give his time
and money in the attempt to do a
work of the benefit of all. For tho
Lord's Bake, give encouragement to
that sort; there are few In the class.
Mt. Olive. June 17.?The rains of
last week have delayed the farm work
again. The crops in this section are
looking fairly well considering so
much rain and the cool spell.
The grain crop was not very good
especially the wheat.
We are glad to report Mrs. Jodie
Culbertson's condition sufficiently Im
proved for her to return to her home
In Cross Hill this week.
Mr. Edd Bishop and family were
visitors at the home of Mr. W. E.
Mr. Droadus Hill spent the week
end with his family here, returning to
Mr. W. E. Cooper and Mrs. Amanda
Redding attended services at Poplar
Springs church Saturday and Sundav.
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
For Sale?I have a mule for sale at
$100. Apply to me. W. D. Ryrd, R
F. D. No. 2. 47-3t
..For Sale?Fresh lot of potato slips
from Florida, pure Nancy Hall variety.
This week will close my contract for
600,000. Last chance, come or phone
Madden City Restaurant. 30c per
hundred. Phone 230. 47-lt
Lost? (Jold framed eye glassos, be
tween home of Mrs. Mollle Tucker
and First Methodist church. Reward
If returned to Mrs. Mollle Tucker,
South Harper Street.
For Sale'?Seven or eight fine milch
cows, ranging In price from $10 to
$65. Apply to S. D. Martin, R. F. D.
No. 2. 45-Bt
Vor Sale?We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 cenU per barrel.
Special prides made to farmers in ton
lots for fertilizer use.. Call or write
Gray & Ea^tterby. 39-tf
Notice?Byrdvllle Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack now ready for service.
Colt to show. Will appreciate any
Bridge to Let.
On Thursday, July ) 1th, 1012. at 11
o'clock A. M. the board of commis
sioners of Laurens county will let con
tract for bridge over Rabun Creek at
Ooodwin'8, letting at the side. Check
of $25.00 to accompany bids as guar
antee of good faith In execution of con
tract and bond within ten days. The
right is reserved to reject any or alt
H. 13. Humbert.
At the solicitations of many friends.
I hereby announce myself as candidate
for the office of magistrate In Lau
rens township, subject to the rule of
I the democratic primary.
? R. H. DONALDSON
I hereby announce myself aa can
didate for the House of Representatives
subject to the rules and results of
?the Democratic primary.
W W. CAMPBELL.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the house of representatives
from Laurens county, subject to the
rules of the democratic party.
1 W. C. IRBY, JR.
Another shipment of those extra
good Porch Swings, Just in, they are
, . 8. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Beginning Saturday Night Laurens
will be Afforded a Solid Week of
Several enterprising men of tho city
have entered into a contract with the
Alkahost Lyceum System to furnish a
full chautauqua program for Laurous
during the noxt week. The first num
ber will come, howovor, Saturday night
of this week. A full chautauqua pro
gram has been secured and a week of
pleasuro and profit Is In store for the
people of the city. The prlco of sin
gle tickets to an of the attractions
will be $2.00, of double tickets to all
the attractions $3.00 and each single
ticket for Individual attractions will
be sold for 50 cents. It will thus be
seen that it is far cheaper to buy
Boason tickets than single tickets.
Laurens Is enabled to have these
attractions at such a cheap rate be
cause next week will be an off week
with tho performers, and no engage
ments were had elsewhere. Clinton
has Just had a chautauqua, Newberry
is to have one at an early date and
now it is Laurens' time.
The first attraction Saturday even
ing will be Pamahaslka's Pets. This
Is an attraction which the children
especially should see, but which will
be interesting to all. As the name
signifies, this is a pet animal show and
is said to bo an extra good one.
Monday evening Tho Orphenns, a
male quartette, will have tho stago and
' courso this will be an attractive
number, for everybody enjoys a quar
tette. They have Instrumental as well
as vocal numbers.
Tuesday evening. Clarence L. Durg
derfer, "The Man with a Smile" will
be the attraction. Mr. Burgderfer Is
a humorist. He has a pianist along
to give added enjoyment to the even
ing. He gives a jolly evening of orig
inal and well chosen costume charac
ter sketches, etc., making up before
the audience for most of the sketches.
Wednesday evening will be the
Price Concert Company, musical en
tertainers. There are four In the
party, a violinist, vlollncelllst, a read
er and pianist and then a eornetest.
All but ihc last are ladies. Ho is a
The Trier Concert and Opera Quin
tette comes Thursday evening. This
is a musical company of young la
dles. They make an attractive pic
ture and are spoken of very highly
One of the best of the entire series
will be the Friday night entertainment
by Miss Eevelyn Bargelt, the cartoon
ist-reader. Miss Bargelt has a wide
reputation through the west and north
as a chautauqua attraction. She stands
for talent of the highest order and
wherever she has gone she has scored
Season tickets can be had for tho
entire chautauqua by applying to Mr.
Lavender, at the opera house, or by
applying at the city hall. Do not
forget: The first attraction Is Satur
day night. The curtain will rise at
Ekom, June 18.?The few days of
cold rainy weather has made the crops
look a little backward, but tho warm
sunshine is again with us and wo
hope to see everything looking better.
We are now having a flourishing
Sundny school at Union church.
The little Infant babe of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Cooper, of Greenwood,
J was burled at Union Saturday.
' Quite a crowd attended the burial
ofMr. H. Y. Fuller Saturday. Anoth
er grand old soldier gone to his reward
! We tenderly sympathize with his'wife
I in her sad hour.
Mr. L. 0. Culbertson and family
spent Sunday with Mr. R. B. Boby's
Mr. and rMs. Edgar Hurts and little
son, Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Cooper visited Dr. and Mrs. J. O. Coop
Miss Pearl Culbertson spent Sunday
with Miss Laurence Culbertson.
Mrs. J. M. Moore and children will
leavo Tuesday for Florida to spend
awhile with ber parents.
Mr. Roy Culbertson entertained his
frlcr.ds at an Ice cream supper aStur
[ day night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cooper, of the
|Mt Ollvo section, were visitors in
I our town Sunday.
Misses Jessie Culbertson and Irene
"Cooper, Messrs. Douglas Cooper and
Roy Culbertson visited in the Poplar
spring section Sunday.
Bridge to "Let.
On Tuesday, July 9th, 1912, at 11
o'clock. A. M., the board of oounty
commlsloners of Laurens county will
let to the lowest responsible bidder,
contract for rebuilding Davenport
bridge on Little River near Mountvllle.
8. C All bids to be accompanied by
?k . of 12600 ?B ?uwanteo
that the bidder will, if awsrded con
tract, execute written contract and
bond within ten days. The right is
reserved to reject any or all bids,
H- B. Humbert.