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LAURENS, 8. C? SEPT. 11, 1912.
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receive the local news of all the
communities in the conntjr. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
nailed later than Monday morn
Trade at home nnd support local
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The county fair Is going to be tho
biggest and best yet.
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Even Tammany doesn't array one
class against another.
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We hope this election business will
be over with by Christmas.
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Lnurcns buys enough goods in
?neighboring cities to support two or
three wholesale houses.
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We were considerably surprised at
the fire-brand which The Newberry
Herald and News threw out last week.
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The county fair will be held Friday,
October 18th?Friday, October 18th?
Friday, October 18th. Catch the date?
Hold it. Tag It. Don't mug It. Friday,
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Tho Spartanburg Journal sayB it
would rather live next to Laurens
county than to Anderson county. Spar
tanburg is noted for a discriminating
taste in all things.
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Tho glass factory Is shipping about
four carloads of bottles per week. Dot
tle-blowing will begin again In n few
weeks, just ns soon ns the weather Is
more agreeable. This enterprise
brings a lot of money Into Laurens
and ought to be supported.
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Union county Is to be congratulat
ed upon tho hnndsome new court
bouse. The building cost about 165,
000 and is apparently commodious
and convenient as well as beantiful.
In fact, it looks almost like ours, the
style of architecture In the two build
ing being very similar.
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Tho county fair this year Is going
to have a special department for tlie
young folks. IMgoons, rabbits and
all kinds of pets will be thero as well
as articles made by the children. This
Is going to be a popular feature and
a drawing card. Young folks, begin
to make your plans for this depart
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A well known Newberry merchant
carried a want-ad in one of the pa
pers there last week which was very
characteristic of the town. it ran
something like this:?Wanted?All of
my customers to know that 1 ' ^ my
door is closed I am either at uowO, at
dinner or at rest and do not care to be
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The Advertiser, in response to the
letter of W. F. Stevenson, will print
the poll lists of the county, If the
managers will turn them In to us ar
ranged alphabetically. We are will
ing to do all we can to aid in the
Investigation but we cannot under
take to arrange the lists alphabetical
ly and print them too.
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A kennel exhibit will be a popular
feature of the county fair this year.
Many fine bred dogs were shown at
the fair last year, even though no
?pecdal effort was made to secure
them. This year, however, a special
committee has been appointed to take
>care of this feature and It Is expect
ed that a large number of fine dogs
'will be shown.
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Judging from the testimony of one
of the witnesses in the court house
Monday, it seems that the law for-*
lidding the sale of pistols is being
violated. A negro went on the stand
and teltlfled to buying a pistol from
y-ym unkAown man passing by his house.
It is alwell know fact that the law
/forbidding the sale or pistols has not
/ decreas? the number of them In this
?t?te sol It has often been a question
in our mind how they are procured.
Of course many of them are bought
outside i&e state and possibly some
of them are ordered by mall, but It
seems to us that a great many of them
could have been and msut have been
brought into the state and Bold se
cretly and illegally. If agents of this
kind are severely dealt with their
numbers would be considerably de
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Our Dials correspondent asks
"What's all this fuss about testing the
elections?" Here is the fuss: Both can
didates for governor, Cole L. Dlease
and Ira B. Jones, have charged that
fraud was practiced In the last elec
tion. Naturally the people of South
Carolina do not like to have such
charges made against them and then
to passively allow them to go unan
swered. A charge or this kind is a
serious matter and a thorough inves
tigation is the only means of clear
ing our stnte of the cloud hanging ov
er us as a result of It.
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The letter of our Mountville cor
respondent today will be read with
a great deal of regret over the coun
ty generally and In Mountville In par
ticular. This letter Is the last one
to be sent by this correspondent from
that community, the discontinuance
being caused by the removal of Mr.
CulbertBon from Mountville to Water
loo. Prof. Culbertson has given the
best part of his life to Mountville
though he Is yet In the prime of his
usefulness. He has wielded a wide
Influence In the community life there
and It has always been for the bet
terment and uplift of those people
whom he served. His removal to Wa
terloo Is a matter of grout concern
for both places as well as The Adver
tiser. While this paper and his form
er neighbors regret to sever connec
tions with him, Waterloo Is to be con
gratulated upon securing him as a
teacher and citizen. The Advertiser
hopes, however, that he will from time
to time contribute to these column::
when he sees fit.
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The venerable Dr. Jacobs says that
undoubtedly tho Presbyteries would
be greatly Influenced in their deci
sion as to Chicora college if "Green
ville people would show more than a
sentimental deslro to keep the col
lege." Undoubted they would, but
sentiment does not go very far In
paying off debts and erecting needed
The Presbyteries need to be im
pressed most with the fact that Lau
rens Is the best place for Chicora col
lege. Situated In a thriving city of
five or six thousand people, with
handsome buildings and without a debt
to hinder Its progress, the college
would soon take its place among the
leading institutions of the state. Al
low It to remain where tt Is. with old
and dilapidated buildings, swallowed
tip in a large city with an unbearable
burden of debt, nothing Is in store for
the future but a continuance of the
present struggles against great odds
now being experienced by a devoted
faculty. This is an era of progress
for South Carolina Presbyterians and
to keep pace with the times more
money, better buildings, more local
moral support and undivided loo(al
financial support Is necessary. Lau
rens stands ready to provide all of
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Widespread satisfaction Is express
ed upon the announcement that the
new parcels post law Is to go into ef
fect January 1st. In this section of
the country the press of the larger
cities are loud In their approval of
the new law. What the county pa
pers think about It. we are not nble to
say as they have not accorded the sub
ject much attention in their columns.
The farming papers are unanimous in
their approval of the step in so far
as we have been able to see. We have
seen but one expression of opposition
to the act from papers of this section
of the country and that was in a
short paragraph in the Barnwell Peo
ple, If wo remember correctly.
The Advertiser, alone among papers
of this section so far as we know, hns
stood out against tho innovation. It
would seem that the preponderance of
opinion is against us in our stand but
now, after it seems certain that the
parcels post agitation is to develop
into a reality, we still believe that the
step is an unwise one.
We have not accssed any of those
connected with the parcels post agi
tation, of deliberately attempting to
hinder the progress and prosperity of
the small town and rural districts. We
have charged, however, that this hin
drance would Inevitably result and we
still hold that to be true. While the
towns and country will still continue
to progress and become enriched, It
will bo in spite of the parcels post and
not because of It. The evils of such a
system do not become apparent be
cause tbe loss Is entailed before It Is
created and we are blinded to the
fact that what might have been Is not.
While the country will continue to
prosper, it will not prosper as much
as If the cream of the profits which
it makes goes out of It Into the pock
ets of others.
To our mind there Is no greater
menace to the future welfare of tbe
nation than the tendency of the young
people to leave tbe farms and small
villages to go to the cities. Healthful
and progressive community life is to
our mind the ideal atmosphere under
which a county can make the greatest
progress in education and apprecia
tion of those other things of life be
sides the desire for material gain.
When the agency for the destruction
of this community life and for the
encouragement of removal from coun
try to city Is created, and at the ex
pense of the people themselves
through Indirect taxes, It seems to
us that a dangerout step is being
taken for centalnty If the small towns
are dchabulated and the farmers be
come farther and farther from a cen
ter of social life, the more and more
will he becomo displeased with his
surroundings and never is he to take
up his stakes and move to more con
genial surroundings. This will leave
our lands in the hands of the negroes
as is already too much the case.
The claim that the farmers will be
able to markot his products easier
than before and at less expense to
him is a delusion and a snare. We
await the time when the farmers in
tiii:-. section will be sending cabbages,
potatoes, eggs and butter to market
by mail. We would judge that the
time just approaches when the farm
ers will quit coming to town at all,
but will sit down and order his own
needs by mail, sell his garden produce
by mall, get the market reports by
telephone and sell his cotton the
same way and remain out of contact
with his fellow man from Christmas
to Christmas. Who over neard of
a farmer not coming to town? He
ought to come to town to keep in
touch with his friends.
Our friends In the larger cities of
the south are beginning to open their
eyes to get some of the pie, but they
will not nap the benefit they think
of. They haven't the capital and the
prospective customers to appeal to
In order to enable them to compete
with the Chicago and New York mail
order houses. They will not be able
to reach their customers with the
telling effect that the big houses will.
Capital and territory will tell the tale
and the south hasn't got either.
The parcels post is with us though
and the small town merchants should
begin to light its effect. Uncle Sam
never back-steps. If he doesn't get
you the first shot, he will the second,
so just consider yourself in competi
tion with the mall order houses for
good and prepare to fight.
This parcels post campaign has been
run on the argument that It will be
beneficial to the farmers. The high
cost of living may be high now, but
wait ustll the mall order houses get
the trade of the country In their grasp
and then we will have a high cost of
living. It will take some years, but
it is bound to come.
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Senator Tlllman has just about
come up to our expectations. He has
given another very complete evidence
of his glaring injcomslstenclcs?and
with it a viciousness and smallness
unworthy of the position he holds,
and the opportunities and experience
he has had for culling such traits
from his character.
The ink wa3 hardly dry upon his
lengthy and presumptions advice to
Governor Hi ease to cease "personali
ties" In public utterances when he
took the trouble to dig down into the
past and bring up matters of a very
personal nature concerning a mem
ber of Mr. N. B, Dial's family,?mat
ters which, even were they true, should
rest where they are, If for no other
reason, because of the physical suf
fering being undergone by the mem
ber mentioned. Senator Tlllman, ad
mitting his convenient forgetfulness,
falls to remember that he could have
been attacked along the same lines,
even with more pertenenee, for tho
unfortunate affairs of the senator's
family troubles are still fresh in the
mind of the public. But Mr. Dial,
true to his rearing and the instincts
of a gentleman, and realizing that it
was not a public matter and not per
tinent to his candidacy for the sen
atorship, did not assail Tlllman upon
the record of his family, but pitched
his campaign upon a higher plnno,
one In keeping with the dignity of the
office he sought at tho hands of the
people. His reply was in the same
vein?dignified and to the point, with
out any evidence of hurt parental feel
ings which must have come as a na
tural sequence, nor with any rancor?
Just a plain statement proving senator
Tillman's viciousness and disregard
However, as we have said, he has
just about fulfilled our expectations.
It'a in his blood and bones, and it
had to come out to evidence the na
ture of the man.
All those who have a torpid liver
woak Indigestion or constipated bow
els, look out for chills. The season
is here and the air la full of dls?a?e
germs. The proper thing to do is
to put- your liver in good condition
and purify the stomach and bowels.
DR. M. A ?lMMON'fl UVBR MEDI
CINE is tbe right remedy It answers
the purpose completely. Price 25 c.
per package. Sold by The Laurens
Go to Red Iron Racket for what you
need. You'll save money. J. C. Burns
& Co. cut price stur??.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
The ExectoJre Co mini (tec's Task.
It is not a matter of surprise that
the Democratic State executive com
mittee should have determined to probe
with the utmost thoroughness the
charges of irregularities and fraud
which have been brought against the
recent primary election, but it is a
matter for gratification. Those who are
inclined to protest against the delay in
declaring the results of the first pri
mary and proceeding with the sec
ond as has always been the case in
the pa?t fail to see the situation in
its broader aspects. The problem is
not alone as to who shall bo South
Carolina's next governor. There is a
more serious question even than that
before the people of the state. It has
been charged, and they are entitled to
know the truth, that they now have
no adequate means of recording their
will on political questions and of hav
ing it duly put Into effect. If this be
true, and we believe that It is true, it
is of the very greatest importance
that the facts tending to establish its
truth Shall be brought out clearly and
If possible Indisputably and that the
task of devising ways and means to
remedy such a state of affairs shall
Immediately be taken In hand.
The work upon which the State ex
ecutive committee is embarked Is a
larger work than that of establishing
whether or not sufficient irregularities
and fraud to upset the results of tho
primary of August 27th can be proved.
They have undertaken to ascertain
where and how and to what extent ir
regularities and fraud occurred or are
Indicated to the end that the people
may be apprised in some degree at
least of the weaknesses of the primary
election system as at present devised.
There can be no question that tho sub
ject is one ns to which the public Is
sadly In need of education, and espe
cially that portion of the public whose
members are pleased to class them
selves as among the "best citizens".
It Is a subject too, of vital Interest
not alono to those counties In which
It Is alleged that the grossest mani
festations of Improper practices were
observed, but of interest to all the
people of the entire state. There may
be communities where political corrup
tion has no place, we do not say there
are not. but no community so happily
situated can afford to point the Ka
ger of scorn at some less fortunate
neighbor, a larger element of whoso
citizenship may be just as zealous for
good government but Impotent because
of political conditions which, lacking
assistance from the state as a whole,
they are helpless to overcome.
The imperative business of the State
executive committee* today, therefore,
is that of inquiring comprehensively
Into the truth of the Indictment which
has been lodged not only against the
primary election of August 27, hut
against the primary system itself a? k
now exists In South Carolina. No nom
inating plan in which a large percent
age of the people have lost confidence
can possibly prove satisfactory In Its
workings. It Is for the executive com
mittee to take the lead In indicating to
the people* tho abuses to which the
present system has become subject and
the manner In which they can be re
lieved.?News and Courier.
A Look In the Future.
This paragraph is directed primari
ly to our fellow-cltlzens but Is ap
propriate to all towns, with three to
four thousand population. It may be
set down as one of the certain things
that Clinton is destined to grow. It
cannot do otherwise. The population
of the state is increasing rapidly. The
state can support six million people
and then have only 200 to the square
mile, about one person to every three
of the best acres of land on the face
of the earth. Seventy years from
now, the state will have not for from
that number living within It. This
natural Increase will make of Clin
ton, a city, as large as Columbia now
Is. That is no extraordinary prophe
cy. Only fifty years ago. every city
in the state except Charleston and
Columbia was smaller than Clinton is
today! Clinton was then 60th in size
among South Carolina hamlets. It
had 150 population. It is now 21st
with 3400 population, or over 4000
including Lydia suburb. Its growth
has been 25 fold. Similar growth
would put Its condition seventy years
hence at 100,000, instead of the 25,
000 we have claimed. This Is prelimi
nary to an urgent appeal we put up
to the city fathers and to the men and
women of Clinton. Real estate prices
are already high in Clinton. They are
going to run a great deal higher. Now
is the time to buy play grounds for
your boys and girls and parks for your
babes and old folks. This writer does
not "play ball." He is getting too old
even to learn how. But he would
urge on the city fathers the purchase
of a ball ground, in some suitable lo
cality, within walking distance of the
center of the city; a half dozen play
grounds for the children, an acre each,
fitted up for proper sports and a park
within two or three miles of the Un
ion depot, the park to cover at least
25 acres, and better, still, a hundred.
The piny grounds should bo scattered
over the different parte of the town.
The park should be the most broken
piece of ground to be had In our sub- !
urbs and there are plenty such. These,
fellow citizens are the sentiments of
a youth of three score years and ten,
who is thinking of the happiness of
your children and their offspring, and
who has a longing to provide for those
who come after us that they may be
better than we are, physically and
A Fine Idea.
Clinton and Laurens are only nine
miles apart from center to center, and
only seven and a half miles of open
country Ho between the respective
town limits. These two cities (for
both are so chartered) should cer
tainly have an intcrurban trolley line.
A power houso located midway be
tween the two places would easily fur
nish all the pewer needed. The cities
could readily support a line if care
fully and economically managed. Two
mills at Laurens and the same at Clin
ton would furnish abundant patronage.
But tho road might bo made much
more satisfactory as an investment,
if a handsome park with pleasure
grounds were laid off half way be
tween the two places. A beautiful
site could easily be obtained and
ought to bo provided at once. It is
also suggested that as Laurens wants
a woman's college and so does Clin
ton, the two might combine and at
this Intermediate point, near the pro
posed park, a college be located. A
short trolley road -would put the pu
pils at the college door whether resi
dent In either city. Along the line of
that trolley, splendid farm houses
would quickly he built and the coun
try would develop marvelously. Some
years ago a survey of this line was
made. Laurens was particularly for
ward in the work. Then came a grand
scheme which bus not panned out, for
a system covering the whole up coun
try but which did not take in Lau
rens county. It threw a damper on
the local scheme. But according to
our judgment, the time is ripe for
a revival of the older enterprise and
the one that concerns Clinton and Lau
rens most Intimately. For purposes
of this kind the two cities may be
considered as one.?Our Monthly.
We- have delayed expressing our,
views on tho proposed removal of
Chicora College to Laufens until this
late day, in order that we might look
on the matter dispassionately and
consider it from every point of view.
And what we have to say is said only
because, being a member of Presby
tery we have a right to say it. and be
cause being disinterested, we can look
on it without prejudice. Our Laurens
friends think that they were treated
badly and are very sore over the latest
action of the hoard of trustees and
we really think they have a right to
bo. A direct proposition as made to
them by a lawful meeting of the board
of trustees, which proposition they
complied with to the letter and they
had therefore the right to expect the
keeping of the contract. Neverthe
less the board of trustees at their full
meeting, had a right also to take the
action that they did if they felt that
the board at this smaller meeting had
Jeopardized tho interests of the col
loge. It Is to be noted, however, that
this earlier meeting specially condi
tioned the removal upon the action of
tho Presbyteries, and no doubt to
these Presbyteries the decision of the
whole matter ought to come, even yet.
Undoubtedly the Presbyteries would
be greatly Influenced In their decision
by the action of the board at its lnst
meeting and If the Greenville peo
ple would show more than a mere
sontmental desire to keep the college,
tho college would stay in that city.
For It takes the agreement of five
of the seven Presbyteries to move the
college. We very heartily sympathize
with Laurens In its desire to have a
college of Its own. They have cer
tainly acted with wonderful courage
and enterprise and have manifested a
zeal that Is above all praise. This
course has made a profound Impres
sion upon the Synod at largo and there
is certainly a feeling very favorable
to tho removal and no party but the
city of Greenville can save the day.?
"The faith of the publisher of The
Intelligencer in the election of Gov
ernor Blease was shown in an open
offer to take $1,000 bet prior to the
first primary."?Anderson Intelli
Running up and down stairs, sweep
ing and bending over making beds
will not make a woman healthy or
beautiful. She must get out of doom,
walk a mile or two every day and
take Chamberlain's Tablets to im
prove her digestion and regulate her
bowels. For sale by all dealers.
Notlco is hereby given that I am
no longer a member of the Arm of
Swygert and Teague, and that D. C.
McLaurin has purchased my Interest
and has the right to collect accounts
due Swygort and Teaeue. and that I
an no longer responsible for asy debts
of said firm.
Col. Mini's Reply.
The reply of Col. Nat. B. Dial to
Senator Tlllman Is a manly state
ment. We disapproved very hearti
ly of Senator Tlllman's making this
attack on Col. Dial over the shoulders
of a once wayward son, who Is now
on his deathbed.
It was not Col. Dial but Col. Tal
bert, who originated this protest
against Senator Tillman being de
clared the nominee. Why did not
Senator Tillman unloose his guns on
Col. Talbert who had been going all
over the state attacking the senator's
record? Col. Dial, we are informed,
had nothing but kindly references for
Mr. Dial declines to answer Sena
tor Tillman in kind, and declines to
go into the lattcr's family matters.
He contents himself with a state
ment as to what took place between
himself and Tlllman with reference
to young Haskcll Dial. The Laurens
man not only Impugns the veracity
of Senator Tlllman, but goes further
and declares that the i senator,
though the ranking democratic mem
ber of the senate committee on naval
affairs, was unable to secure any as
sistance for Ool. Dial in Washing
ton. Those who did assist Col. Dial
In his trouble should be able to cor
roborate his statements
We see nothing improper in Col.
Dial's card. Perhaps it might have
been better for Senator Tillman to
have been re-electedtfwithout opposi
tion, but the office belongs to the
people. If we mistake not, Col. Tal
bert was In the field before Col. Dial.
Why not accuse him also, of taking
Senator TUlman's rights away?
For his services In the senate,
since 1895, Senator Tillman has re
ceived in salary alone something like
$90.000 and there have been other
members of his family on the senate
payrolls. Hut the majority of tho
people of the state were willing for
him to die In harness. Some of
them, however, do not approve of tho
manner in which he "went after" Col.
Dial for exercising his rights as a
citizen and as a candidate.?Anderson
Wanted?The Cosmopolitan Group
recpiires the service of a representa
tive in Laurens and surrounding ter
ritory, to look after subscription re
newals, and to extend circulation by
special methods which have proved un
usually successful. Salary and com
mission. Previous experience desira
ble but not essential. Whole time or
spare time. Address, with references,
Charles C. Schwer. The Cosmopolitan
Group, 381 Fourth Ave., New York
For Sale?Good milk cows, hogs and
pigs at reasonable prices. Address W.
A. Garrett. Gray Court, R. F. D.
Salesmen xWunted to look after our
Interest in Laurens and adjacent coun
ties. Salary or commission. Address.
The Harvey Oil Co., Cleveland, O.
Wanted?Western Union Tel. Cb.
messenger boy. Call at office. 7-lt-pd
Canvassers Wanted?To handle the
New Fibre Bropm, tho best House
Broom ever put on a market. Write
for particulars. Bartlett Brush
Works, Elmlra, N. Y. 7-3t-pd'
Lost?Ladles Gold Bracelet, with in
itials "K. P. F." engraved thereon.
Lost between Capt. Philpots home and
the residence of Mrs. M. H. Fowler.
Finder will return to this office or
to Mr. Clyde Fowler and receive re
For . ale?Anchona and Brown Leg
horn Cockerels. Also a fow pullets.
Price, each $1.00. Apply to J. Wade
Anderson, Laurens, S. C. 7-2t-pd?
Wunted?To rent three or four con
necting rooms for light housekeep
ing by couple with one child. Ad
dress Box 251. City. 7-2t
Wanted?Three or four connecting
rooms on the ground floor. Address
"Rooms" care The Advertiser.
For Rent?3-horsc farm, 2 houses,,
wells, good pasture etc. 1 mile from
Mountville high school, on road to.
Laurens and Cross Hill. Apply to
Mrs. Lula Dendy Fouche, It F. D. box
36, Greenwood, S. C. 7-lt-pd
.For Sale?Cows fresh in milk, $35..
00 to $50.00. Berkshire Pigs, $3.00
to $5.00?Address, Riverside Farm,.
Woodruff, S. 0.
We are having a number of enquir
ies for small farms and those who.
have them for sale will do well to give
them now to the Laurens Trust Co.
Wanted Agents to sell the best.
1 smoothing irons on the market, every'
home should have one, will sell con
tracts by the township, any hustling
man, woman, boy or girl can sell them.
Write Lock Box No. ?2 or see J. Lee >
Langston at J. H. Sullivan's store.
Farm Far Sale?400 acres of land in.
Jacks Township, one mile from Renn?
on tha Seaboard, 11-2 miles from
"Stomps" Spring, 1? miles from Clin
ton. Four tenant houses In gooa con
dition. Two-thirds of land open for
cultivation. Frh:? f .G.GS par acre. For
farther information address B. L.
j Jon??. Laurens, 8. C. l-8t
Far Sale?We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime an hand. Valuable tor sani
tary purposes. 75 cants par barrel.
Special prices made ta farmers ta ton
lots for fertiliser use. Call ar write
Gray ft Kasterby. 3?-tt
The Electric- Sigp
Of the Palace of 8we<its will guido
you to .the most popular place in town.