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Laareof, 8. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. G. LANCA8TER vice-Pres.
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LAURENS, s. C? OCT. ?0. l??.
The Adrertiser nill be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign their name* to the contri
batlcps. Letters should not be
?tailed later than Monday mom.
What's going to become of the poor
middleman after he is "eliminated"?
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Just a dollar of your mun.
Helps our printing press to run.
Apollgies to the Dally Piedmont,
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Do not let the time pass without
sowing some grain. It will be needed
next spring and summer to feed the'
Cotton is not plentiful and the price
is not what it miKht be. but the prob- 1
lern can largely be solved by planting!
gran in order to a^oid having to
buy it next year to feed the stock on.
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Judging by the first day's awards
at the state fair, the fair ought to be
moved to Fountain Inn so it would
not be necessary to csrry the prizes
i-o far. Fountain Inn swept the field
clean as an opener
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Attorney General-Elect Peoples gave
out an interview in Augusta the oth
er day, declaring that he was satisfied
that his administration would be in
harmony with that of the governor.
Certainly it will. Wasn't that what he
was elected for?
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Clinton has a carnival this week.
That's pretty tough on Clinton. We
had one here last year. Let us hope |
that we will neves have another, j
There is very little that is amusing In
them, less that Is worthy and abso- j
lutely nothing that is elevating. I>ast
year's exhibition here was more I ike i
an orgy. Clinton ought to do like j
I^aurens about this carnival business
and "swear off".
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The Scientific American, of October
12th, in speaking editorially of the
contribution of beef to the success of
Americans in mechanical endeavor
and of the increasing cost of this food
and in seeking to direct the way in
which this high cost can be reduced
by the increase of cattle said:
"Our f^ed structure needs addition-1
al support. Where are we to look
for It? In spite of the high prices of i
cattle and the Rood prospect of profit,
out of all the States in the Union on
ly one. Florida, a cotton gowing state,
increased its cattle, namely, from
73C.000 in 1911 to 7r.8.00" in 1912?not.
much, but enough to give a very val
uable suggeiT'on. as will be seen.
The state in which there was no de
cline are as follows: Vermont. Massa
chusetts. Ithoile Island, three compar
atively small New Kngland States.
Then Delaware, Wisconsin. Ctah and*
Nevada. Next more cotton-growing
slates, Georgia. South Carolina. Alaba
ma and Mississippi. All the big
ranching states from Montana to Cal-,
ifornla including Texts and except-;
ing only Utah and Nevada, showed
heavy declines, The logic of this Is
clear: We must look in the future to
the farms and not to the ranches for,
If we look carefully for that portion'
of the country In which we can hope
most quickly to Increase our beef
supply, we will find It without the1
least doubt In the cotton-growing
states. There is now grown and go- 1
ing to waste in these states enough
grass to raise and fatten enough more]
cattle of the right sort under fav?ra- j
ble conditions to reduce the price of
dressed beef five cents a pound to,
the consumer, and still leave a hand
some margin of profit to the cattle
grower. Those by-prroducta of the
cotton plant Itself cottonseed meal and
hulls, are extraordinarily abundanl
and cheap, hulls at less than half
the price of hay, and meal at less
than half the price of corn. Over one
thousand mills are making this feed
and are scattered from one end of
the cotton belt to the other. Enough
more grass is ploughed under In the
clean cultivation whitrlv ootton re
quires, to quadruple the numbor of
cattle now In the south. If the oth
er cotton state* wtfl follow the ex
ample of South Carolina of Intensive
cotton cultivation and the liberal use;
of commercial fertilizers', they will be
able to raise a? much cotton as they
are doing now, with less cost per
pound, and can use with advantage 2T?
per cent of their present cotton acre
age for pasture. South Carolina gets.
280 pounds lint cotton per acre to!
Mississippi's 170 pounds per acre.
There are plenty of native cattle
already In the South to make a start
with, though most unevenly distribut
ed and varying greatly in quality and
size, as shown by their number In
proportion to nopulation and value at
the farm. For Instance. North Caro
lina has about one head to six of
population?value $12.60: Georgia,
a\ it one head to four of population
?value. $10.; Mlsslppl. about one
head to three of population?value.
$10: Oklahoma, about one head to one,
and one third of population?value.
$21.">0, and Texas, about one and one
third head to one of population?val
If the older cotton States had as j
many cattle in proportion to popula-1
tion as Oklahoma and Texas land the
same sort of cattle) as they might
have by natural increase with pure
blood beef sires in ten years wltnout1
importation, the beef problem would
It Is not cotton mania that has pre
vented an abundance of good cattl* in
the old cotton states, but partly the
presence, partly the injury wrought by
the cattle tick, but chiefly Ignorance
and indifference. Intensive cattle
raising, with tne minimum of pasture
age and the maximum of feed raised
and carried to the cattle, coupled with
intensive cotton production with com
mercial fertilizer, Is the greatest aid
we have to cotton growing, and it will
be along this line that the old cotton
stales will be induced to grow cat
tle. The government is already peck
ing at the cattle tick by counties with
mild aid from county and state. A
vigorous campaign by National and
State governments with men and mon
ey behind It could eradicate the cattle
tick completely and forever from the
I'nited States in one year. A cam
paign of education equally able and
vigorous for the same length of time
would convert the South to cattle
raising of the right sort, not In place
of, but in aid of cotton growing.
There is not a consumer of beef
In the I'nited States, nor a packing
house in the country, a cotton mill,
oil mill, fertilizer factory, merchant,
planter or banker in the south that
would not be greatly beenftted by two
such Joint movements."
Just at this season of the year, when
the people of the south think more of
progressive methods In agriculture
than at any other time, it seems to
us that this editorial o: the Scientific
American is very timely. With our
own county fair last week and with
the county and state fairs all over
the south, the people are giving more
attention than at any other time to
increasing the yields on the farm and
especially to the Increase in the effi
ciency In the production of stock.
With a broad view of the whole situ
ation, this great national authority
upon scientific matters seems to go
at the very bottom of the trouble to
day, the high cost of food products,
and It seems to us that its conclusions
cannot be contradicted. If cotton
growing and cattle raising were con
ducted in the south as the Scientific
American suggests, our own problems
would be solved as well as the prob
lems of millions of others.
It should be gratifying to every
South Carolinian to know that his
state is singled out among all other
Southern states as the one most pro
gressive in intensive farming, though
this record is made on cotton.
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LET 'KM COME!
Talking about circuses, though. Bro.
Wallace, of The Newberry Observer,
should have been in Greenville Wed
nesday and stood on the corner for
two hours waiting to see the "greatest
and grandest pageant" in the world
piss by and then watched the "car
avan of cloth and gold." drawn
by magnificent horses, long legg
ed camels and even zebras and
then pointed at the long line of ele
phants and watched the lady with the
sr.ake around her neck and "millions"
of other things and then, at the last,
listened to the beautiful music stream
ing from the steam piano. If Bro.
Wallace had been '.here then, with a
bag of peanuts In his hand, and had
caught the very first street car for
the circus grounds and had gone Into
the mammoth tent fon a pass) and
watched the acrobats, animals, horses
and clowns, he certainly would have
said "I have seen enough. loot's go
back to Newberrv and rest awhile!"
The Observer does not take a circus
seriously and then It does. Here Is
what it said last week:
If the editor of The Advertiser had
had every man in the office?foreman,
operator. Job and ad man. cub printer
and porter?to "knock off" the whole
of circus day and leave him in the
office alone, with no chance to get
to the circus himself, he would feel
that way a1>out !t too.
Ag to the money feature, nearly all
of our money goes North anyhow; so
there's no use to kick about a small
thing like a circus, especially when
It 'i an "educational Institution" and
the performers "wear clothes", more
or less, and, the clowns are "funny".
Long live 'circuses; bot they ought
to have to n*%y In a town two days,
and give everybody a chance to see'
them and get educated. We beg leave 1
to offer that suggestion as a substitute
for the million dollar license.
There Is a considerable difference
of opinion on circusea In Newberry.
Col. Aull, of The Herald and News. Is
"strong" on 'em. He even went so far
as to Invite the leading popcorn and
lemonade fiend of the state, Ed. H.
DeCamp, of the Gaffney ledger, to
spend a day or so with him in order
that circus day might b? enjoyed to
overflowing. Here is the way the
Herald and News feels about it:
We agree most heartily with The
Advertiser and we want to see the
circus continue to come. We can nev
er forget with what pleasant antipl
patlons as a boy in the country we
looked forward to the coming of the
clrcut from the time the first bills
were posted until the day of the show,
and how. after the show, we had some
thing pleasant to talk about. And we
like to see the circus even to this
day. and regret we missed the show
We hope the circus may live long
and be sufficiently prosperous to con
tinue Its journeys. It Is a >arraless
amusement. And for the money It
takes away ii leaves something, and
besides man can not live to himself
COL. OSCAR W. BABB
Represented the Governor at Dellen
tlon Everclses of Saratoira Battle
Being unable to accept an invitation
to attend the dedication exercises of
the Saratoga Battle Monument at
Schuylersville. N. V.. Gov. Blease de
tailed Colonel Oscar W. Babb, of the
adjutant general's department as mil
itary representative from South Caro
lina, and it is needless to state that
the State flag (one of the original
thirteen! was placed on the base of
the magnificent monument on the very
ground occupied by Burgoyne's army
during the last days preceding the
The state flags of New >rk, Con
necticut!, Maryland. Vermc ., Massa
chusetts. New Hampshire, Virginia and
South Carolina were represented.
Numerous military organizations par
ticipated in the exercises and the fol
lowing promlment officials participat
D. A. Blakeslee, lieutenant governor
Veo. M. Cole, adjutant general of
John A. Dix, governor of New York.
Gen. Verbeck, adjutant general of
Phillips L. Boldsboro. governor of
Frank R. Howe, lieutenant governor
L. S. Tilleston, adjutant general of
Colonel Wade, adjutant general of
Colonel Tutterly, adjutant general
of New Hampshire.
.Colonel Robert F. Leedy. represent
ing the governor of Virginia.
Colonel Oscar W. Babb, represent
ing the governor of South Carolina.
Commander A. DeR. McNair, I'. S.
A. Vedder Brewer, representing the
N. Y. Sons of the American Revolu
Neero Woman Getting Better.
The negro woman, shot by Willie
Cunningham below Waterloo, an ac
count of which appeared In The Ad
vertiser last week. Is getting better
and will survive the wound. Willie
Cunningham, who was brought to jail
by Mr. W. F. Wright. Instead of Mr.
Reld as stated last week, is still con
fined In jail and has not applied for
Pathe Weekly Thursday.
Mr. Lavender announces an attrac
tive list of pictures for the Pathe
reel Thursday evening. Among those
scenes to be shown are the unfurling
of the largest flag In the world, at
Brldport. Conn., a one hundred mile
auto race at Old Orchard, Me., and
the late summer hats shown in Paris.
Besides these, other attractive pic
tures will be shown.
Washington, Oct. 2<~.?The third col
ton ginning report of the season, com
piled from reports of census bureau
correspondents and agents throughout
the cotton belt aid issued at 10 a.
m. today by Director E. Dana Durand,
announced that 6.S3S.S41 bales of cot
ton, counting round as half bales, of
the growth of 1912 had been ginned
prior to October 18. This includes
the results of the most active period of
the ginning season, September 25 to
October IS,, during which in recent
years more than one-fourth of the en
tire crop passed through the ginnen*'
To October 18 last 7,758,621 bale*,
or 49.9 per cent of the entire crop,
had been ginned, in 1908 to that
date 6,296.166 bales, or 48.1 per cent
of the crop had been ginned, and
In 1906 to that date 4.931.6pl bales,
or 38.0 per cent of the crop had. been
Bridge to Let.
On Thursday the 21st day of No
vember. 1912. at 12 o'clock. M.. con
tract will be let for rebuilding a bridge
over Enoree River between the coun
ties of Laurena and t'nlon. better
known as Jones Ford Bridge, letting
to be at site.
Successful bidder will be required
to enter Into written contract and
execute satisfactory bond In amount
of one half the contract price within
ten days ?fter award is made. Bids
will be accompanied by certified check
of $50 as guarantee of good faith. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
H. B. Humbert.
Supervisor, L. C.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 81
A Second College for Women.
Do we need It? We do not pretend
to answer that question, categorically
but It strikes us that if a plan could
be devised by which education general
ly, whether for Loys or for girls,
could be made a little less expen
sive, there would be a gre *t 'oniand
for such a school.
i here is uu reason why a should
be waited on at a college In a way
that she does not get waited on at
home. If an endowment fund could
be provided sufficient to pay all of
the salaries of all the teachers,
charging up to the girls only the
board, such a college would be over
flowing with pupils. Winthrop College
is a case In point. It claims to be
the least expensive College of South
Carolina. Let the church emulate the
example of the State and so thorough
ly endow Its institutions of learning
as to be able to provide free tuition
and the result will quickly appear in
great Increase of patronage. We sug
gest the Idea to our I>aurens friends.
We are glad to know that a college
will be built. We are sure that the
Synod would do wisely to accept it.
The Presbyterian church has few
schools of higher learning. It ought to
have more of them.?The Thornwell
Child Labor and Health.
"Child labor predisposes to tuber
culosis. This doe3 not apply exclu
sively to child '.abor in the factory. In
many cases child labor In the home Is
as bad as In the factory, and the dan
ger from tuberculosis is just as great."
These are among the statements made
in a paper before the recent Congress
on Hygiene and Demography In Wash
ington by Dr. S. Adolphus Knorf of
New York. "Tuberculosis is a social
disease in the final analysis. It cannot
be eradicated until we have social
A Hall county, (Ga.) candidate
takes the cake, or as Teddy would say,
slutrs the mall over the ropes when
it comes to itemizing a campaign ex
pense account. This office seeker was
defeated and. with a sort of grim hu
mor, has counted even the hairs of
his head, so to speak, In rendering his
statement. Here It Is:
"Lost 4 months and 33 days can
vassing, 1.349 hours thinking about
the election; 4 acres of cotton: 23
acres of corn, a whole sweet potato
crop; four sheep. 5 goats and 1 beef
given to barbecues; 2 front teeth and
a considerably quantity of hair in a
personal skirmish. Gave 97 plugs of
tobacco. 7 Sunday school books. 2 pair
suspenders. 4 calico dresses, 7 dolls
and 13 baby rattlers. Told 2.SS9 lies,
shook hands 33, *75 times, talked
enough to have made in print 1.000
large volumns, size of patent office re
ports: kissed 126 babies: kindled 14
kitchen fires; cut 3 cords of wood;
pulled 434 bundles fodder: picked 774
pounds of cotton."
Mountville. Oct. 28.?A mai.iage of
unusual Interest to the people of our
community was that of Miss Grace
Cook, of Camp Hill, Ala., to Mr. J. S.
Winebrener, of this place, which oc
curred in Camp Hill on the 23rd inst.
Mrs. Morton Fuller, a sister of the
groom, and little Mary Fuller accom
panied him to Camp Hill. The bridal
party returned to Mountville Friday
morning. On Friday evening Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Simmons gave a reception
in honor of the nappy couple. Quite a
number of relatives and friends were
present The occasion was one of
much merriment and pleasure. The
bride is a young woman of rare ac-1
complishments and charm She once
resided here and we are glad indeed;
to welcome her back The groom Is
one-of our popular young business'
men. Mr. and Mrs. Winebrener will |
reside here. They have the good wish
es of the entire community.
Mr. J. T. Stokes base purchased the
house and lot of Mr. C. F. Smith
Mrs Clemmle Teague, of Laurens.
was . the week-end guest of relatives
Prof. Culbertson and family, of Wa
terloo, were in town Saturday.
Miss Irene Dillard of Cross Hill
visited this place Sunday.
The old Mountville school near here
opened Monday morning with Miss
Louise Richardson as teacher.
A en Tie Track
of the fast express means serious trou-1
ble ahead if not removed, so doe* loss j
of appetite. It means lack of vitality,
loss of strength and nerve weakness.!
If appetite fails, take Electric Bitters
quickly to overcome the cause by ton
ing up the stomach and curing the1
indlg-?t!on Michael Hesi helmer of
Lincoln, Neb., bad been Blew over
three year*, but slv bottles of Electric
Ritters put him right on hn feet agan
They have helped thousands. They
g!ve pure blood, strong nerves, good
digestion. Only 10 cents at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
TO LACHENS BAPTISTS.
Mr. C H. Ho per Issues a Call to Pay
Expense* Incident npon the Recent
Illness and Death of Church'* Ward.
To the Churches of the Laurens Bap
Our brother and ward oi the Asso
ciation. I^eon Young, has been called
to his reward and his body was laid
to rest beside that of his mother, at
Leesville on Tuesday. The necessary
burial expenses, together with some
additional expenses made duilng his
last illness at the hospital must be
met. We ask all the churches to send
in their pledges to this fund as early
as possible and whatever balance is
left will be sent to the aged minister's
relief fund and each church will be
given credit on its apportionment for
C. H. Roper.
J. W. Cope'.and. of Dayton, Ohio,
purchased a bottle of Chamberlain'3
Cough Remedy for his boy who had a
cold and before the bottle was all used
the boy's cold wan gone. Is tha'. not
better than to pay a five dollar doctor's
bill? For sale by all dealers.
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
ByrdTllle Dairy and Stock Farm?
has one two year old Jersey bull, red
ribbon at county fair; blue stemmed
seed wheat, blue ribbon. See them
for prices. 14-3t
For Sale?One 10-horse power en
gine. Taylor brand, in good running
order. Apply to W. B. Knight. 14-3t
Horse for Sale?One good gentle
bay horse. Price $225.00, also some
barred Plymouth Rock chickens. Lew
is Anderson. Laurens. 14-2t
For Rent?One "-room house and
lot on Sullivan street for rent at
once. Barn and out houses. Former
ly occupied by Emery Machen. Apply
to H. L. Roper. Laurens. S. C. 14-tf
u anted?Men and women to work
In city, pay $1.50 per day. For infor
mation phone No. 218.
i Turkeys for Sale?Illinois mam
moth big-bone bronze turkeys for
sale. Took prize at county fair.
! Price?your"- tr- $5.00. young hen
i $3.00. Apply to Mrs. J. A. Davenport,
! Mountville, S. C. 13-2t-pd
Great Incubator Bargain?210 egg
celebrated Petaluma incubator. Price
$18.50, none better. Will deliver to
your station for $15.00. Only twenty
on hand. Order before they are all
sold. Jacobs & Co., Clinton, S. C.
The wedding tomorrow of Miss Maud
Machen, of Princeton, and Mr. O. D.
Riddle, of Greenville, will be an event
of great interest to a large circle of
friends in this county and elsewhere.
Both of the young people are well
known In this city and county and
congratulations are being showered
upon them from many sources. Miss
Machen is the daughter of Mr. J. T.
Machen, of Princeton, and Mr. Riddle
is a native of this county now being
employed with The Greenville News.
Here is a woman who speaks from
personal knowledge and long exreri
ence, viz., Mrs. P. H. Brogan, of Wis
Son. Pa., who says. "I know from ex
perience that Chamberlain's Couhg
Ren.?dy is far superior to any other.
For croup there is nothing that excels
It." For sale by all dealers.
Cheap Rates to Augnsta.
On account of the Georgia-Carolina
Fair, at Augusta, the C. & W. C. will
offer reduced rates to Augu>ta. be
ginning Nov. 3. Tickets will then be
on sale until the 8th, good to return
until Nov. 10th. Round trip tickets
An All-Day Slnsrlng.
An all-d&y singing, conducted by
Prof. W. B. Compton, will be held at
Highland Home church Saturday. Nov.
2. In connection with the singing,
a basket picnic will be spread. All
who are intenerested are invited to at
That's the Proper Way to Pronounce
II VOMi:I, the Famous Catarrh Rem
edy Made from Australian Eucalyp
tus and Other Antiseptics?Just
The Laurens Drug Co is authorized
to refund purchase price to any dis
satisfied customer. Complete outfit
$1.00; extra bottle, 50 cents.
For Sale by W. B, Knight, Executor.
Fifty two acres of land, 5 1-2 miles
north of Laurens, 35 acres in cultiva
tion, plenty of wood, water and fine
pasture land. This tract Is intersect
ed by public road leading from Lau
rens to Greenville, contains fine build
ing sites and fronts the R. H. Hudgens
Summer home place. Price $60.00 per
When yoa feel ?r?.
rout, tired, worried or despondent it it a
?ure sign you need MOTTS NERVER1NE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make life worth living Da Mr* and atk for
Motf s Nenrerine Pills BWSS
WtlUAMS MFG. CO.. Pro?... CUvUnd. 3hi*
LACHE...S DRCG CO.
Laurens. S. C.
Laurens, S. C.
Kindly advise me as to whose initial,
the groom's or the bride|s, should be
engraved on a gift of silver table
Laurens, S. C. Oct. 2?, 1912.
Dear Madam: ?
Your inquiry regarding the cor
rect engraving for weddir.g silver
has just been received. There is no
set rule, and authorities differ as to
which is correct.
It is argued bvsome that wedding
presents are gifts to the bride and
not to the groom, but it is the opin
ion of the majority that the groom's
initials should mark the gift?for
why should the silver that she will
use in common with her husband all
her life bear the initial of a name
that is no longer hers'.' ?in fact,
probably many of her guests would
not be familiar with her former
This latter custom prevails in the
fashion centres of Europe and
America, and has generally been re
cognized by us as the correct form,
except, of course, where the gift
partakes of a strictly personal na
ture, such as Toilet Articles, Jewel
Cases, Photo Frames, etc.. when
the bride's initial is permissible.
Thanking you for this opportunity
of serving you, we remain
Yours very truly,
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and see what a fine finish we put on.
and how spotlessly white we make it.
Send it this week.
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LAURENS, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
To All Whom It May Concern:
Notice Is hereby given that an ap
plication will be filed with the Secre
tary of State, requesting that a char
ter be granted to the "I^aurens Social
Club," which club shall be located In
the City of laurens. State of South
Carolina, the object of which will be
to better the "Amusement, Physical
and Mental" culture of Its members.'
C. O. Shell.
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city, come and look it over.
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