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LAURENS, S. ( M SEPT. 18, 1912.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the iovui nuns of all the
communities in the county. Cor.
respondents ore requested to
sign their nnmes to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn,
.lacks went for Jones.
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The Advertiser made a grovlous mis
take in this column last week, though
It was caught before all of the papers
were run off of the press. The very
first paragraph ran thus: "Jacks went
for Blease". As a matter of fad
Jacks went for Ira B. Jones by a big
majority, Blease not getting much of
a look-in among those good folks. We
apologize to Jacks and congratulate
it upon the stand they took for good
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Nearly time to begin picking up
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It'* about time to give those lids to
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Politics and tho drought have had
quite a tussle for popularity as sub
jects of conversation.
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We would like to Hee built in Lau
rens a cotton mill using entirely tho
cotton grown In this county. If such
a mill were built, we believe it would
go far towards assisting the farmers
of this section In securing better pric
es lor their products. As conditions
are now, the farmers do not get as
good a price for their staple as they
would were their cotton used here at
home in larger quantities. They do
not get as good prices for their cot
ton when the mills purchasing it have
to pay freight in addition to the pur
elm.-.' price. It stands to reason that
a mill here would bo willing to pay
more for cotton at is door than It
would at a distance where freight
would have to be paid. If a local
mill had a buyer on the street, who
was willing to pay the top of the
market for the staple in order to save
freight from elsewhere, he would keep
the Laurens market at the highest lev
el and not only the cotton UBed here
would bring the best prices, but all
the cotton bought on the same market
would bring prices Just as high. Such
local mills of other towns have buyers
on hand and they are willing to pay
the best that the market allows for
the cotton of these markets. If Lau
rens had a mill as large as the Ware
Shoals mill and using the grade of
cotton irnised In this county, Laurens
county would get the vrry best prices
Obtainable for her staple.
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NO WHITEWASH FOR LAURENS.
We gather from the last paragraph
of the resolutions passed by the coun
ty executive committee Thursday that
the committee will not welcome and
possibly will not willingly allow the
remaining citizens of the county to
inspect the polling lists as The Ad
vertiser promised to make possible
last week. "All boxes for all preclnts
for the county are Intact and under
lock and key and are here for the In
spection for your committee or any
sub-committee thereof," says the res
olution. In other words. The Adver
tiser and none other hut the commit
tee need apply.
This same paragraph, taken in con
nection with the paragraph Just quot
ed in which It Is hta'cd by the com
mittee that "Laurens county should
be eliminated from the contest" now
going on and that the "fair name of
the county should not be held up to
the state as having conducted an ille
gal election", would lead an observant
reader to believe that the commltteo
Intends throwing obstacles In the way
of a thorough Investigation by others
than the state investigating commit
tee. Since that committee cannot pos
sibly look into the details as to every
county, It seems to us that such a res
olution effectually bars further Inves
tigation unless something were done
to nullify the resolution.
The action of the committee) in
drawing up such resolutions was very
precipitate if the committee intended
to ciear tho county's skirts of the
charges of fraud in Us election. Such
alertness, In the face of the many ru
mors and charges going back and
im lb, tends more to Incriminate us
than to clear us. The committee puts
the county In the unfortunate attitude
of crying innocent before charges
have been made. Such an attitude
The Advertiser has all along hoped
that the executive committee would
undertake to do In this county what
other such committees have done in
other counties, viz., make a thorough
investigation und derive at the truth
or fulsity of tho charges being scat
tered abroad. Charges have been
rumored and made in tills county and
tho county owes If-to itself to have
them cleared up. An investigation of
this kind cannot be made In a few
linn i . If no fraud is found, then, i
"the fair name" of the county will be
unblemished. If fraud Is found and
the guilty parties punished, it can
further be said that Laurens county
does not condone fraud in election,
that while there are a few who will
so stultify themselves, the other citi
zens of the county will not sit idly by
and see it go without punishment.
For this reason, wo hope that tho
committee was only unfortunate in Its
phraseology and that no opposition
will be met with when we ask for the
rolls to be published in order to clear
up the situation. We hope to publish
these rolls next week.
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VERY AGILE, BUT-.
Mr. Gower of Greenville, Is u very
agile letter writer, as Is evidenced In
his article reprinted today, but he
lacks one qualification of all good
athletes. When he jumps at conclu
sions he ought to be sure they are
there. He fails to state that the ques
tion of the removal of Chicora was,
at tho annual meeting of its board of
trustees In 1911, made a special or
der for the annual meeting of 1912 and
a committee, composed largely of
Greenville men, appointed to have a
recommondatlcn ready. This commit
tee, It seems, went to sleep on the
job and did not wake up until after
the annual meeting of 1912 was past.
"Before forcing their views" upon
the other members of the board some
of these men whom ho rasps first ask
ed the trustees, resident in Greenville
(and there are four of these) was there
any llkelyhood of Greenville doing
anything for Chicora In her present
needy condition and the reply they
received from theso representatives
was "There is not. To expect Green
ville In her present condition, to do
anything lor Chicora Is chasing rain
bows." Then, and not until then did
some of the nine earnest workers for
Chicora say to their brethren "We
will have to look elsewhere for help."
Mr. Gower says that "practically ev
ery dollar in net value vested in Chi
cora's property was put there by
Greenville". He might have added
that when Greenville round the young
college a white elephant on their hands
that they promptly sought a purchas
er and found one In the Presbyterians
of all South Carolina, upon whom Ihey
unloaded at a price that must have
been satisfactory to Greenville, else
why should they voluntarily sell It?
He asks "Why is Groenvlile idle?" Wc
can't say. but at a special meeting of
the board called and paid fof by
Greenville on July 19th, some of her
leading, most eloquent and influential
spokesmen said to the board, in sub
stance "We have millions for invest
ment in business enterprises, but not
a cent for benevolences and we pray
you have us excused."
It Is hoped that, 'ere another explo
sion .-. Grower will peruse at least
a few of the facts in the case.
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
(Continued from Page One.)
be much better at this writing and her
friends hope to see her up and alnmt
Miss Jessie Thompson also continues
to improve. She is now able to be
up part of the time.
Miss Azlle Wofford will be one of
the Laurens contingent who turn their
faces toward Winthrop. Her sister,
Miss Kate is already there.
Please let me congratulate Mr. Wal
ker of neat Kkom on his successful
race for magistrate. We were sure
that a man that OOUld fiddle so well as
he would run well. Good luck to him.
The ginnery at this place has al
ready opened up for the season. Mr.
Douglass Bryson is the efficient man
ager, Mr. Herman Boyd Is the accom
odating clerk at the store and Mr. J.
D. Culbertson will buy seed and boss
Mr. Judge Langston will buy cotton |
and though the crop will be short, yet
< Madden, for a time, will be a busy
The Implicit confidence that many
people have in Chamberlain's Colic.
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
founded on their exeprlence in the
use of that remedy and their knowl
edge of the many remarkable cures
of colic, diarrhoea and dysentery that
it has effected. For sale by all deal
Farm For Sale.
113 acres of land known as Monroe
Land, joining lands of T. J. Mnhon. See
Home Truat Co., Laurens, S. C.
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GREENVILLE AND CHICORA.
A Statement About the College ??d
Its Proposed Removal to Lanrens.
The City's Position.
To the Editor of The State:
On July 2 last, a large party of
prominent citizens, living In the city
of Laurens, came Into Oreenvllle by
night, for a purpose?as it develop
ed later?a very definite purpoao.
Good business men of Laurens, as
elsewhere, do not go off at a tangent
and seldom do they go on a "wild
goose chase." They usually pursue
a dcflnlto object, and have obtained
from some source assurance, or at
least a strong basis of hope, for ul
timate success In their undertaking.
The people of Laurens know when
this committee of its citizens came
to Oreenvllle that the object of
their visit would meet with a defi
nite support from certain of the
membership of the board of trustees
of Chlcora college, or they would
not have come.
Oreenvllle, on the other baud, had
not the remotest reason for thinking
that any matter of so grave import
ancc and radical nature as the re
moval of Chlcora college from her
midst would be even considered,
much less taken up and concluded.
What reason did the nine trustees
?less than a third of the entire
board?have for forcing their views
upon the other members of the
They took such action as no board
of directors* of a business organiza
tion would have considered for a
No previous notice was given that
the question of removal to Laurens
was to be considered.
To claim as the motive, that they
were prompted sorely by their de
sire to* free the college from debt is
puerile, for a moment's thought
would convince any thinking man
that a greater profit could be real
ized by a different mode of 'sell
I Ing-out." Laurens though, and Laurens
only, was to be considered. Neither
Oreenvllle nor any other city of South
Carolina was to be in the running.
The proposition to Laurens from
nine out of a total of 28 trustees?
but the nine constituted a majority of
those present at that meeting of the
board?was something like this:
Raise $7f?,000 In cash or good note3;
secure a suitable site In your midst
and then we will expend the money
you raise In your own town; bring to
you about $100,000 that we think will
be left after the payment of existing
debts, and placing behind these the
prestige and support of all the Pres
byterians of South Carolina, we will
give you a splendid thing; and no
other town in the wide, wide world,
not even Greenville, would be allowed
to get in the way of Laurens.
Of course Laurens took up their
Not to have done so would have
been a discredit to their Intelligence
and business acumen for all time.
Genuine $i> gold pieces at the rate
of about a dollar and a half each will
always be bargains.
The alienation of the more than
L200 Presbyterians of Greenville, to
gether with hundreds in other parts
of the State, from Chlcora?and this
alienation would be Justified in the
minds of all who understand the case
?Is of no moment to these nine men.
Nor does it seem to matter that the
almost vindictive fight some men
who are connected ? with other
of the churches' institutions are mak
ing, have engendered animosities
that may reasonably be expected to
adversely affect these places.
The fancied Injury to Laurens must
be salved, though South Carolina
Presbyterlanism is sorely wounded In
Practically every dollar In net value
vested in Chlcora's property has been
put there by Greenville. Every one
agrees that there la a good margin
between the indebtedness on the
college property and the actual value
of the property.
The president of the college Is
quoted as saying, "there seems to bo
no reasonable ground to doubt that
given a little time and the property
properly handled would bring not
less than $lf>0,000."
It is probably safo to assume that
this reference to value, only includ
ed the worth of the realty and did
not embrace any of the costly equip
ment that a well furnished colloge
must always have. It is doubtful if
this could be purchased for $15,000.
If the foregoing statement and
surmise are correct then there is a I
margin of $100,000 between debt and
property value in the college's bal
ance sheet. Greenville alone created
the property value; the synod, which
Includes Greenville, made the debt.
Some people have asked, why Is
Greenville Idle? Why Isn't she on
her mettle and up and doing?
In the first place, we had no notice
of the step until the action was
taken and then we were told In un
mistakable word- that the questions
involved was between Chlcora col
lego and the city of Laurens, and that
no offers from Oreenvllle or any
other place In South Carolina was to
When the nine members of the
board of trustees or Chicora college
?constituting a majority of the
board at their meeting of July 2?
voted In favor of the' proposition that
was submitted and later accepted by
the city of Laurens, they were im
plored by the minority to defer such
action until a time when a full at
tendance of the board's members
could be had. A deaf ear was turned
to the mportunlties and arguments of
At the meeting of July 19, attend
ed by 25 members of the board, lack
ing only three of being its full mem
bership, the vote in favor of rescind
ing the action of the meeting of July
2, In reference to the removal of the
college to Laurens, stood: Fifteen in
favor of rescinding, nine against re
scinding (with one exception 'twas
the Immortal nine of the former
vote), with the chairman, who was
in favor of rescinding, not voting.
Unfairness to Laurens, and what a
rich morsel this was under the
tongues of the nine?though she only
lost what she hoped ro get, losing
absolutely nothing that she possess
ed, but this treatment, must not be
tolerated, though the gravest injus
tice might be done to Chicora col
lege, Greenville, and the synod of
South Carolina in the righting of
The meaning of the resolution last
adopted by the board of trustees of
Chicora college, sending the matter
to the Presbyterians for settlement.
Is somewhat obscured to most people
by Its phaseology.
It is in no sense a request that
the presbyteries Indorse the board's
action of July 2, but is only to place
the entire matter in the hands of
these higher tribunnls that they might
sift the entire transaction, in the light,
of the subsequent acts of the more
fully attended boards, and render
even and exact justice to all.
A. C. Gower.
Greenville, Sept. 14.
CHICORA COLLEGE CROWDED,
LargestA ttendance In History of In
stitution Has Been Enrolled?Addi
tions to Faculty.
Greenville, Sept. 9.?After a sum
mer of the usual calciminlng, repair
ing and overhauling, Chicora college
Is now ready to open Its doors on
Wednesday, September 11. for the
For spvernl days past the college
has been compelled to refuse applica
tions on account of lack of room. It
Is evident that the fullest, best and
finest year In the history of Chicora
is before the facility and administra
tive officers. There have been no can
vassers In the field since July. They
were withdrawn then, seeing that the
building would be crowded just with
those who had applied up to that date.
All the Southern states from Mississ
ippi to West Virginia, will be repre
sented In the student body of this ses
The usual large and strong faculty
has been engaged for the session. The
new members are:
^Department of history:?Miss Prit
chett, who comes from several years
of college work In Alabama, and of
study in the University of Chicago.
Miss Pr?sser of Culpepper, Va., who
has recently been doing very success
ful work in mathematics at the Uni
versity of Virginia, will have charge
of the department of matthematics,
Miss Tillery of North Carolina, a grad
uate of Curry School of Expression,
and a student in London and Paris,
will be at the head of the expression
work thrs year. Miss Gordon of Mis
sissippi has been secured as house
keeper and Miss Stokes of Kentucky
Miss Edmunds, who was with the
college last session, as assistant
music teacher, has been made full pro
fessor of piano. Miss Miller, a last
year graduate of voice, will assist in
the voice department.
Why Conldence will he Yours.
This Is the proposition. Buy II gal
lons of Linseed Oil with every 1 gal
lons of L. & M. Paint and mix the Oil
with the Paint. If the Paint thus
made costs more than $ 1 .GO per gallon
?if the Paint as you use it is not per
fectly satisfactory?then return what
ever you have not userl and get back
all on have paid for the whole of it
and besides the money you have paid
to the painter. No other Paint com
pares with L. & M. in quality and dura
bility. The price is right, the proposi
tion Is right. You will be right in
using it whenever you want Paint.
Call on .1. H. & M. L. Nash, Laurens;
J. W. Copeland Co., Clinton.
Card of Thanks.
Editor The Advertiser:
Please allow mo space to return my
xmost slncero thanks to all those friends
to whose loyalty I am Indebted for
success in tho late election.
For those who felt it their duty to
support my worthy competitor I have
the highest regard and for thom shall
cherish no resentment. In the dis
charge of my duties I shall labor to
avoid favorltiom or discrimination and
shall strive to serve the whole peoplo
to rho very best of my ability.
C. A. Power.
Big line of fall goods arriving now
a? Bed Iron Racket. J. C. Burns &
Co. the cut price department store.
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Mr. Woleslagel Married.
Mr. E. L. Woloslagel, of Atlanta,
was married yesterday In Clyde, N.
C. to Miss Phlllls Woodall, daughter
of Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Woodall.
Mr. Woloslagel Is pleasantly re
membered here as singing during the
revival services at the First Baptist
church, some months ago. He Is
the possessor of a well trained and
beautiful baritone voice, which with
his warm, genial nature and deep con
secration won him many friends dur
ing his sojourn In this city.?Green
wood Dally Journal.
It looks as If N. B. Dial settled
Senator Tillman by his manly and
courteous reply to the senator s un
wise and false statements In regard
to Dial's son. The senator has lost
the eBteem and respect of many who
felt like forgiving and forgetting the
great evils he has entailed on the
One of the best things we have seen
lately Is the article written for the
Laurens Advertiser by Prof. W. E.
Breazeale of Rutgers college and
copied In this Issue of The Observer.
It comes as a refreshing breeze in the
arid desert of discussion of "practi
cal education", "education for life
work", "vocational education", and
The present age is entirely too
"practical" on the subject of educa
tion. The Idea is thai education Is
for money-making. This puts the
dollar above the man. That culture Is
useless and manual training Is every
thing. This classes a man with a
"If life is to be all drudgery,
What use for a human soul?"
The education needed Is that which
"draws out" the faculties of the mind
and soul and heart; that enables one
to enjoy the beauties of nature aad
art; that teaches one how to think
great thoughts and to associate with
the good and great and wise of all
generations; to enable one to say
and feel, "My mind to me a kingdom
The notion that education makes a
man ideal and visionary and Impracti
cal and unfits him for the practical
duties of life is without foundation.
Many educated persons are "plumb
fools" when It comes to making a liv
ing or meeting and solving the prac
tical problems of life; and so are
many of the uneducated. Does a
thorough "education" make Woodrow
Wilson less fitted for the presidency?
Some ward politicians has called him
"a scholar" In derision, and there
may be many who think his scholar
ship is a disadvantage; but no sensi
ble man does.
The schools and the colleges, and
the general public have gone too much
after the practical; they have set It
above the cultural, and In so doing
have taken a great deal of sweetness
and light out of life.
Prof. Breazeale's article Is worth
reading. The pleasure of reading It is
enhanced, too by the knowledge that
he is a South Carolinian?a former
Andersonlan. and for a'number of
years professor of mathematics in
Winthrop college. His wife also is
a South Carolinian, of the neighbor
ing town of Cross Hill, and one of the
brightest women the state has had the
honor to rear?Miss Josle McSwaln,
a cousin of our own W. A. MoSwain.
Don't fail to read Prof. Brezealo's
DEATH OF THOMAS LEDFORI).
Prominent Laurens Mill Merchant
Pnssed Away Monday.
Mr. Thomas Ledford, a popular and
promising young business man of the
Laurens Mill village died at his home
at the mill Monday. The immediate
cnuse of his death was paralysis. Mr.
Ledford was first stricken with para
lysis several months ago and has been
In very bad health since. A few days
ago he was stricken again and from
this he never recovered.
Mr. Ledford has been in business at
the Mill for several years and during
that time he has made hundreds of
friends who sympathize deeply with
his sorrowing family. A wife and sev
eral children survive him.
He was burled at Rocky Springs
Presbyterian church yesterday at five
I o'clock, the services being conducted
by his pastor, Rev, Mr. McLin.
Uncle Esra Says.
"It don't take more'n a gill uv ef
fort to git folks Into a peck of trou
ble." and a little neglect of constipa
tion, biliousness, indigestion or other
liver derangements will do the same.
If falling, take Dr. King's New Life
Pills for quick results. Easy, safe,
sure, and only 25 cents at The LaurenB
Drug Co. and The Palmetto Drug Co.
Miss Dora Coker and Miss Arkle
Coats are in charge of our millinery
and Dress Goods department this
season and will be glad to see their
many friends and will be delighted to
make many new friends. Come and
see. Yours for business, J. C. Burns
& Co., em price department store, 210
West Laurens St.
IN MEMORIAM $
Waterloo, Sept 16.?John A. Puckett
Is dead, and the curtains have fallen
upon his last act. The scene closed on
Monday, September 9, 1912, just as the
shadows of night obscured earthly ob
jects around us. His last day was a
full day, and at eventide the tired
spirit took its departure from the
sphere of activity which he so well
filled for sixty-live years. A man of
energy, perseverance and good judg
ment, he pressed the light of life vig
orously and succeeded. If ho ever
had a real enemy we never knew it,
we do know that his neighbors loved
I and respected hlrfi, and that they had
I a proper place in his heart. He was
not a man to speak evil of his neigh
He reached an age to be accepted
as a soldier in 1861 and enlisted In
Company D, Capt. Mat. Jones, in July
of that year, and did service in the 4th
batallion, Williams, until the close in
April 1865, when he surrendered with
Born on the 8th day of April 1847,
married to Miss Sarah C. Martin on
October 21, 1866. Died September 9,
1912. Six daughters were born to this
union, four of whom, with the wife and
mother, survive his death. Tho daugh
ters are Mrs. Jno. H. South, and Miss
Agnes Puckett, of Greenwood; and
Mrs. G. W. Long and Mrs. H. C. Sims
Ho leaves thirteen grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren. He was
a life-long Methodist, a member of
Bethlehem church on the Waterloo cir
cuit. He suffered a gradual physical
decline for more than two years. He
leaned confidently and comfortably
upon the sustaining grace of God, and
died In the full assurance of faith,
and in the joyous anticipations of a
glorious immortality, at times shout
ing the praises of God In the triumphs
We read the beautiful burial ser
vice, after which his body was con
signed to the tomb in the Waterloo
cemetery, with Masonis honor*! by
Waterloo lodge. Dear husband, fath
er, brother and friends, farewell, 'till
The odor of stale perspiration about,
the body can be gotten rid of by using
a little of DARBY'S PROPHYLACTIC
FI ill TD in the bath tub. It purifies tho
skin thoroughly and lends a refreshing
influence to the bath. Price, large
bottle 50 cents. Sold by Laurens Drug
Farm for Rent?Good i-horse farm
for rent, good pasture and fine bot
tom lands, 4 miles from Clinton, 6
miles from Laurens, on North Creek.
References requested from parties I
do not know. Apply to Dr. W. C. Irby,
Laurens, S. C. 8-2t
Farm For Sale.
167 acres In Spartanburg County,
near Musgrove Mill. See us at once
for prices. Home Trust Co Laurens,
Wanted?The Cosmopolitan Group
requires 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 deslra
| ble but not essential. Whole time or.
spare time. Address, with references,
Charles C. Schwer, The Cosmopolitan
Group, 381 Fourth Ave., New York
Farm For Sale.
113 acres of land known as Monroe
Land, Joining lands of T. J. Mahon. See
Home Trust Co., Laurens, S. C.
Canvassers Wanted?To handle tho
New Fibre Broom, tho best House
Broom ever put on a market. Write
for particulars. Bartlett Brush
Works, Klmira, N. Y. 7-3t-pd
Farm For Sule.
47 acres land near Tumbling Shoals,
and Prospect church, known at Wat
kin's Place. See Home Trust Co., Lau
rens, S. C.
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
Wanted?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 Sale?Cows fresh in milk, $35.
00 to $50.00. Berkshire Pigs, $3.00
to $5.00?Address, Riverside Farm,
Woodruff, S. C.
We are having a number of enquir
ies for small farms and those who
hare them for sale will do irell to give
them now to the Laurens Trust Co.
Wasted Agents to sell the best
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. 62 or see J. Lee
Langston at J. H. Sullivan's store.
Farm For Sale?-400 acres of land in
Jacks Township, one mile from Renno
on the Seaboard, 11-2 miles from
"Stomps" Spring, 10 miles from Clin
ton. Fdur tenant houses In good con
dition. /Two-thirds of land open for
cultlva/lon. Price $10.00 per acre. For
1 further information address B. L.
I Jones' Laurens, S. C. l-8t