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LAURENS, M. C? NOVEMBER (I, 15)12.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monduy morn
Everybody remembers the hard
times last Call. It came out all rig-ht
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From all accounts Greenville must
have had a fair something like ours,
one that will be productive of real
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Spnrtanburg fashion lias decreed
that cotton suits made from cloth man
ufactured at the local mills must be
worn next spring. Bet they will look
real nlft '.
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A mighty convincing article on the
wisdom of sowing oats is found In an
other column of this paper. We would
like for every one of our farmer
friends to read it.
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It Is said that, because of the re
duction In si/." of the new govern
ment currency, wallets will soon be
out of date. They have been out of
date with us for some time.
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The judges and the spectators dif
fered when it came to deciding the
winners in the horse races at the Spnr
tanburg County Fair. Certainly. Win
nings must be properly apportioned
some how or other.
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The Greenwood Daily Journal
claimed that, with the college of
Bishops and the Convention of Chris
tians, Greenwood would bo entertain
ing two "groat conventions" at one
time. Tho "great" convention of
bishops was composed of eleven men.
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Mr. DeKoll), the airship man who
"flow" in Abbeville a few days ago
was, according to The Abbeville Me
dium and The Press and Banner, n
very "modest" young man when the
"personal note is sounded." Quite
modest. Modest enough to set two col
umns of free advertising out of each
of those progressive papers.
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TROLLEY TO CLINTON.
Writing In "Our Monthly", Dr. W.
P. Jacobs wrote as follows last week:
Our Clinton young men seem to be
very active In their proposed plan for
a Qlinton county. They are going
right ahead and they mean business. It
is planed to take into the new county
such good towns as Carlisle. Mount'
vilie. Whltmlre, Goldvtlle, Klnards. Of
course there will he strong opposi
tion, but there are many good reasons
for making the effort. If the new
county scheme fairs, then nothing re
mains but to annex Laurens and the
seven intervening square miles; build
ing a trolley from the courthouse to
the Clinton Union Station, and build
ing up all the intervening space with
a beautiful and handsome little city,
with parks, colleges pleasure grounds,
monumental squares and we can uti
lize the present court house as far as
Dr. Jacobs is one of those broad*
minded men who is ambitious for
both Clinton and Laurens. While cer
tainly ho is anxious to see Clinton
grow and prosper, he has Just as much
feeling for his friends and neighbors
in Laurens, Dr. Jacob's would not
lift a finger against the new county
movement, though he has a kindly feel
ing towards Laurens that does not
come out at this time when an expres
sion ol it might be taken a? opposition
tc the new county movement. But Dr.
Jacobs draws a pretty vision of the
two cities, with a flourishing country
between them, united by a trolley
line. This should be no.dream, and
i-ci tainiy Is practicable for we all rec
ognize In Dr. Jacobs a practical
man. Though we- do/ sot believe that
this new county movement will prove
successful, we do second the repeated
suggestions from "Our Monthly" that
a trolley line be built between tb% two
cities. While It would prov# a great
' convenience to the people both In Clin
ton and Laurens developing at the
same time the Interlylng territory, It
would doubtless create between the
two cities a spirit of commercial rival
ry, beneficial to.both.
AS TO COMMISSION (JOVE BN ME NT.
Probably many will give a sigh of
relief this morning and thank their
stars that campaigns and elections are
over with for some time to come. Ov
er a large part of the country this will
be true, but in Laurcns a very Im
portant election Is still to be held.
True It is that some time yet remains
before this election Is to be held, four
or live months, but It seems that so
much could be profited by an early
discussion of it that we have brought
the matter up now so that, If the citi
zens desire It, they may begin tak
ing some action along the line to bo
suggested and then have time to per
On several different occasions the
subject of holding an election upon the
question of a commission form of gov
ernment for Laurens has been discuBs
ed by different citizens and it seems
that the idea generaly met with favor.
On more than one occasion some en
thusiastic citizen has suggested that
a campaign be inaugurated for the
purpose of Instituting this plan of
city government in Laurens, but noth
ing has been attempted along that
line. Up until the present we have
considered a discussion of the question
as premature, but the time has come
when some steps should- be taken to
inform the people as to the workings
of this system and then secure enough
signatures to order an election upon
lt. Wille we are not fully Informed
as to the details to be gone through In
changing our form of government nor
of the details In the conduct of the
commission form of government af
ter It is instituted, we are sure that
a Majority of the citizens must ex
press a desire for it by means of an
election before It can be adopted.
The city of Sumter, S. C, has but re
cently adopted a form of commission
government that seems to us, from the
little Information which we have of it,
to lit the needs of this city better than
any other system we have seen sug
gested. The city of Sumter is receiv
ing national attention because of the
adoption of the new form of govern
ment and it is from a national maga
zine that we take the paragraph below,
In which is simply and briefly set
forth the salient features of the new
form of government. The new char
ter of the city of Sumter provides, In
addition to the three commissioners,
a general manager of the city, under
the direction of the commissioners.
About this the Scientific American
So far jus our knowledge goes, the
city of Sumter. S. C. Is justilled in
claiming that it has Introduced "a new
and coining profession." Through the
secretary of its Chamber of Commerce,
that enterprising community of ten
thousand people has announced that
applications will be received for the
olllce of city manager of Sumter.
From the brief summary of the re
quirements for this olllce, we gather
will have1 complete administrative con
trol of the city, subject to the approval
of a hoard of three elected commis
sioners, and that he will hold otllce
so long as he gives satisfaction to the
commissioners; that his work will be
purely that of an expert; and that he
will be entirely free from political con
that the applicant should be competent
to oversee public work, such as paving,
lighting, water supply, etc.. that an
engineer would be preferred; that he
must state what has been his previous
experience in municipal work; that he
trol; finally, although local conditions
and tradition will be taken Into con
sideration, local citizenship will not
The announcement concludes by des
ignating this as "A splendid chance
for the right man to make a record In
a new and coming profession; since
this is the first time that a permanent
charter position of this sort has been
created In the United States." If the
last statement is correct, the Scientific
American congratulates the little city
on having inaugurated a movement
whose beneficial results in the order
ly, economical and righteous admto's
tration of municipal affairs will ma."
themselves increasingly apparent.
Further than the clipping above. The
Advertiser does not today attempt to
give any of the Information necessary
to have in hand In order to derive at
a proper understanding of this form
of government. Wo are not well In
formed as to the details ourselves, but
we know that the new form of govern
ment has proven very successful In
other cities, and. with that knowledge,
we wish to bring the matter to the at
tention of the voters of the city and
then in subsequent Issues lay before
them Information secured from other
sources and then, if they choose, let
them act according as they see beat.
It Is a matter of common complaint
that the government of the city of Lau
retos'ls not satisfactory.- Whether or
not this unsatisfactory condition is
due to the'personol of-the city govern
ment, The Advertiser does not intend
to discuss in Its presentation of the
commission form of government. We
have on different occasions criticized
the city government and may do5, so
again In the future If we see fit, but
in dealing with this present question
we hope to be able to go through it
without a single personal allusion.
Whether a change in the personel 6f
the city government under the present
charter would give doslred relief, we
do not Intend to dwell upon at all, but
being firmly convinced that a. chango
In the form of the city government
would bring a measure of relief, we in
tend giving the facts as to commission
form of government and hope that
with the facts before them the people
of Laurens will take definite action
upon the matter.
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Throw Ulm Out.
Just a dollar of your mun,
Helps our printing press to run.
Apologies to the Daily Piedmont.?
In our opinion the only proper
treatment to be administered to a
wretch that would write such a thing
as this is inglorious expulsion from
the press association. We respect
fully refer this suggestion to Presi
dent Harry Watson.?The Oaffney
ABOUT CLINTON! INS.
Items of Interest Gathered in and
About Town of Clinton.
Clinton, Nov. 6.?Last week was
mnde pleasant or hideous, according to
tho people on the north end of town
by the carnival, which pitched Its
tonta on the vacant square facing Mr.
J. A. Bailey's and disported itself un
til the wee small hours of Sunday
Clinton's Oldest Citizen.
Mr. George C. Copeland is probably
the oldest citizen in Clinton, having
pnssed his ninetieth birthday Monday.
All of his sons and daughters, except
one, gathered to spend the day with
him and enjoy a sumptions dinner at
the home of Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Cope
land. There were present Capt. and
Mrs. Copelandi Mr. Rhett Copeland.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Copeland, Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, .Mr. and Mrh.
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Mr. and Mrs.
Shands, Mr. and Mrs. ,P. S. Bailey.
Mrs. Pell of Brevard, N. C, was not
Mr. Copeland is one of the eminent
and successful citizens of Laurens
He Is probably the oldest Sunday
school scholar In the county, attending
regularly the Sunday school of the
First Presbyterian church of which he
Is an elder. Many testimonials of re
gard were sent Mr. Copeland on his
birthday and he was deeply touched
The Ladles' aid society of the First
Presbyterian church will hold its an
nual bazaar next week on the 13th and
11th. The proceeds this year will be
given to the Presbyterian college and
the ladies hope for an especially lib
eral patronage on this account Ffforts
have not been spared to make it at
tractive. There will be the usual tur
key dinners and oyster suppers both
days, the dower display, the fancy
work, country store, Christmas doll,
and other booths.
An Approaching Wedding.
More than ordinary interest has been
taken in the announcement of .Miss
Marion .McCravy's engagement to Mr.
W. Granville Taylor of Ashville. N.
C. The wedding will take place be
tween now and Christmas. Miss Mc
Crary is well known through the state
and Is everywhere admired. Mr. Tay
lor Is a successful and popular busi
ness man in Asbevllle. He is en
gaged in the lumber Industry.
.Social and Personal Items.
Mrs. R, Z. Wright threw her hospita
ble homo open to a number of college
students and their young lady friends
this evening for a social gathering.
Mrs. Henry Young's lovely home
was the meeting place of the Presby
terian ladles at a birthday party last
Mrs. John C. Davis and Mrs. W. J.
Bailey are attending the D. A. It.
convention at Clemson this week.
Miss Mary Jane Manson is visiting
relatives in Georgia.
I>. A. It. Meeting Postponed.
The regular meeting of the Daught
ers of the American Revolution, which
was to have been Friday tho Oth., has
been postponed until Friday the lath.
This change In the date was due to
the regular dates conflicting with the
state meeting In Clemson.
AT OLD FIELDS CHURCH!.
Ordination of Rev. W. I). Ratchford
Will Take Place Next Saturday, the
There will bo ordination services at
the Old Fields Presbyterian church
next Saturday, when Rev. W. D. Ratch
ford will be ordained. Mr. Ratchford
has recently been called to this church
The services will be conducted by Dr.
Bean, Rev. Mr. Rankin and Rev. Mr.
Brown, beginning at eleven o'clock In
the morning. There will be preaching
the Friday night before and on the
following Sunday there will be com-,
" Graduate Nurses Express Thanks.
The Advertiser Is in receipt of the
following from tho South Carolina As
sociation of Graduate Nurses: The
South Carolina Association of Gradu
ate Nurses wishes to express Itsap
precjatlon to tho physicians, senators,
' legislators, and others who rendered
such valuable assistance in tneir ef
fort to uphold Its Act of Registration.
LAND SALES MONDAY
Fair Prices Brought by Farming j
I,amis, Despite the Short Crop this
Monday was salesday and a large
crowd was In town to attend the sales
and to do shopping. On account of
the large number of sales to be made,
an unusually large crowd was pres
ent. Well Informed and conservative
men agree that the lands brought fair
prices, considering the snort crop and
consequent scarcity of money this
year, but those who were In a posi
tion to buy will doubtless realize j
handsome profits In a very short time.
The largest sale made was that of
295 acres, belonging to the estate of
the late Mrs. Talulah Fr'vy Jones. The
property was sold as a whole to Mr.
T. D. Darlington at $11,600. This Is
considered a fair price for the prop
erty, though more prosperous times
would probably have seen a larger
In settling up the estate of the late
Jas. Wham, the home, place, contain
in-; 194 acres, was bought by Mr. Goo.
Wham for $4,700.
The Putnam property, containing
90 acres and located In Dials township,
was bought by W. A. Putnam for
The Bolt property, belonging to the
estate of A. B. Bolt and located near
Hickory Tavern, was bought by W. S.
Bolt for $1,050.
In the case of J. M. Pitts vs Geo. A.
Browning, Involving a half Interest in
a house and lot at Goldvllle, J, M. |
Pitts bought In the property for $100.
In the case of C. H. Duckett vs Paul
H. Glenn, a house and lot near'Watts
Mills was bought by C. H. Duckett
The sale of the F. A. Sullivan land
of 511 acres was called off.
At the Moving Picture Show.
The usual high class and Interest
ing Pathe Weekly films will be shown
at the picture show Thursday evening.
Among the scenes will be an automo
bile race at Tacoma, Wash., a cyclone]
scene In Illinois and the latest Pari
sian styles in hats and hair dressing.
Besides these the regular films will
"It is a pleasure to tell you that
Chamberlain's Cough - medy is the
best cough medicine I have ever used"
writes Mrs. Hugh Campbell, of La
vonla, Ca.. "I have used it with all my
children and the results have been I
highly satisfactory." For sale by all
PlnntliiLr More Grain.
Editor The Advertiser: ?
I have been a subscriber to your pa
per for several years and could not
get along without it. In renewing my
subscription. I will say "Keep It com
The crop of cotton In this commun
ity, In my estimation, is very short and
will be about sixty per cent of last
year. Corn is very good. The farm
ers have sown more oats and other
small grain than usual and have line
stands and the crop looks promising]
Mr. Houston Babb and Miss Vivian
Owens, of Eden, were married Wednes
day afternoon, nt the home of the
bride's parents, with some of their
very intimate friends and connections
to witness and enjoy the occasion.
Rev. E, C. Watson, of Simpsonville,
officiated. The groo mis a nice young
man, a graduate of Furman university.
The bride Is the youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Owings and a grad
uate of Greenville Female College. The
many friends, the writer included, wish
they a happy start. In wedded life.
The farmers all seem to have a move
on them, though the most of the fleecy
staple Is gathered. Some of our farm
ers are complaining of times to be
hard another year. They should not
try to cross the bridge hefore getting
to It. There always has been a way
where there Is a will In any vocation
of life. It takes a man with energy
and get-up about him to accumulate a
fortune or a living either in these
days of up-to-date fashions and fast
living. We must get out of the old
ruts and make new ones. Methlnks
these are good times and better com
ing. So look forward and not back
ward Is the motto. We have a fine
country In which we live and It Is go
ing to be Just what we make out of It.
Wo should feel proud of our mother
state, our county seat and our nice
churches and school buildings all ov
er tn.e country, with all the needful In-'
dustrles which the people of the whole!
need. We should give praise instead;
of crying out hard times.
For rheumatic pains or neuralgia, i
rub the parts affected with DARBY'S
PROPHYLACTIC FLUID. It pene
trates the fleah and relieves pain. For
sore throat, argle with the fluid dilut
ed with water. For flesh wounds, burns,
scalds, or sores, apply It direct to the
wound. It heals quickly. For a cramp,
colic or dysentery take It Internally
in water. It quickly corrects the trou
ble. Price 50 cents per bottle. Sold
by Laurens Drug Co.
SUNDAY SCHOOL QUESTIONS. *
(Copyright, 1910, by Rev. T. S. Lln
scott, D. D.)
World's Temperance Sunday. Hosea
Golden Text?Woe unto them that
rise up early In the morning that they
may follow strong drink, that tarry
late Into the night till wine Inflamo
them! Isa. v: 11.
(I.) Verses 1-2?Why cannot a na-j
tlon nor an Individual be mortally
healed as long as wrongdoing is con
(2.) If a government Is corrupt and
the teachers of the nation false to
their trust what will be the condition
of the people?
(3.) Would men In authority act cor
ruptly if they actually realized that
.God took notice of their every wicked
(4.) What effect does continued
wrongdoing have upon the judgment
of the sinner upon his own acts?
(5.) Verse 3?How fares the nation
when the king, the president, the gov
ernment, the judge or others in high
authority have been subtly blinded by
"graft" or influenced by wine?
(6.) Verse 4?When lust and anger
burn in a man until his whole life is
"leavened" what is the Influence of
such a life and what will be the man's
(7.) Verse Wrhat Is the difference
in the effect of "wine" upon the "king"
and upon the plebeian?
(S.) What/ is the general effect of
drinking wine nt banquets and other
(0.) At what stage In wine drinking
does an ordinarily decent man Join
"his hand with the scorners?"
(10.) Verse 6?After an all night ca
rousal bow does a man feel In the
(11.) When men "lie in wait" to do
some devilish thing and drink while
they wait what effect does the drink
have upon them?
(12.) Verse 7?When men are ahot"
with wine Is It ever a hnrnlng desire
to do good l Give your reasons. (This
Is one of '*e questions which may he
answered In writing by members of
(13.) When we find men "hot" with
rebellion against good judges and good
government, to which class do they
generally belong, total abstainers or
(14.) In these days how many good,
Cod fearing men use wine as a bever
(l?.) Verse S?When professed
Christians consort with the wicked
?What will be the inevitable result, and
:lt'..) What kind of man is he who
compares with "a cake not turned,"
that is burned on one side and half
raw on the other?
(17.) Verses 0-10?What proportion
of drinkers are so fuddled that they
are unoonsoioin of loss and cannot
(17) When men or women are besot
ted with pride what hope isthere for
(1!).) Verses 11-13?What were the
results when God's ancient people re
lied upon other nations for help when
God had promised them all the help
(20.) Verses 14-16?How is it that
when men have brought great suffer
Ing upon themselves by sin they still
insist upon rebelling against Cod?
Lesson for Sunday, Nov. 17. 1012.
The Cieat Question. Mark VIIi:27-lx: 1.
Bible Question Club
I hnve read the Suggestive Ques
tions on tho Sunday School Leason
published in The Advertiser, also
lesson Itself for Sunday
(Date) the series of 52.
Your Questions Answered.
If you would like to have answered
any particular question each or any
week from "The Suggestive Questions
on the Sunday School Lesson" by Rev.
Dr. Llnscott, send In your request to
this office, giving the date of the les
son and the number of the question
you wish answered. You may select
any question except the one indicat
ed that "It may be answered in writ
ing by members of the club." Dr.
Llnscott will answer the questions
either In these columns or by mall
through this office. Don't forget te
state what benefit these "Suggestive
Questions" are to you. Give your full
name and address. Send your Istters
to "The Qusstlsa Editor of The Ad
vertiser, Lauraas, 9. C."
How to Make Paint
Take 10 gallons of L. Sr. M. Paint
made of pure Lead, Zinc and Linseed
Oil at |2.10 per gallon. Add 7 gallons
of Linsoed Oil at $1.00 per gallon, and
make 17 gallons of pure Paint at a
cost of only $1.65 per gallon.
It's the best paint that can be made
It's $7.70 less cost than same quan
tity of any other high grade pure Paint
Call on J, II. & M. L. Nnsh. Lau
rens; J. W. Copeland Co., Clinton.
Rally of K. of P.
The Knights of Pythias lodge will
hold a rally in the lodge rooms Mon
day night, to which all of the members
are invited and urged to attend. Af
ter the regular meeting, an oyster
supper will be served. It Is needles.-i
to say that a large number of the
knights will be on hand for the latter
SPECIAL NOTICES. |
Cow for Sale?Young cow, fresh in
milk, with small calf. Apply to W. H.
Baldwin, Barksdale, R. P. D. Ne. 1.
Lost?A boy's black coat with gold
Sunday school medal of First Bap
tist church, either near Laurens mill
or between Watts Mill and city. Find
er please leave Information at this of
Hogs for Sale?One registered Berk
shire boar, 2 years old, weight 800
pounds, $30; one gilt, 6 months old,
weight 75 pounds, *i0. Drayton B.
Todd, Laurens, Rt. No. 1. 15-lt-pd
Byrdvllle Dairy and Stock Farm?
has one two year old Jorsey 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 Kent?One 7-room house and
lot on Sullivan street for rent at
once. Barn ana out houses. Former
ly occupied by Emery Machen. Apply
to H. L. Roper, Laurens, S. C. 14-tf
(.rent Incubator Bargain?210 egg
celebrated Petaluma incubator. Price
$1S.50, none better. Will deliver to
your station for $15.00. Only twenty
on band. Order before they aro all
sold. Jacobs & Co., Clinton, S. C.
By virtue of authority vested In me
as administrator of the estate of Ab
ner Owens, deceased, and by an order
of sale by the Probate Judge of Lau
rens County, State of South Carolina,
I will sell at public out-cry at the late
residence of Abner Owens, deceased,
near Barksdale, In the county and state
aforesaid, on Friday, the 22nd day
of November, 1912, beginning at 10
o'clock In the forenoon, the following
described personal property, to wit:
one ten horse power engine, one cot
ton gin, one press, one mure and sun
dry farming implements plantation
tools, household furniture, etc., said
articles of personalty to be sold to
the highest bidder. Terms of sale,
(Signed) W. B. Knight,
15-2t .., Administrator.
Under and by virtue of authority
vested in me as executor of the last
will and testament of Margaret M.
Dial, deceased, and by and with the
consent and authority of Mrs. L. A.
Hunter who, under the last will and
testament of Brewery T. Dial, deceas
ed, owns an undivided one-half in
terest therein. I will sell at public
outcry, at Laurens Court House, South
Carolina, on salesday in December,
next, being the second day of the
month, during the legal hours of sale,
all that tract, piece or parcel of land,
lying, being and situate In the Coun
ty of Laurens, State of South Carolina,
containing one hundred (100) acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of
Mrs. Browning, J. Y. Henderson, Wm.
Olardy and lands formerly owned by
James P. Todd. This tract contains
about twenty acres of wood land, good
farming lands, good tenant house com
paratively new. out-buildings and two
wells of water; said tract being a
part of what Is known as the. "Quar
ter": and situate about, one and one
half miles west of Barksdale Station.
This property can be sold nt private
Bale before said salesday.
Terms of sale cash. The purchaser
to pay for papers.
Dater the Gth day of November, 19'2.
Signed) W. B. Knight.
Executor of the last will and testament,
of Margaret M. Dial, deceased.
J. C. BURNS & CO.
A handsome Watch given
away with each $10 purchase.
Hurry-up before they are all
J. C. Burns & Co.