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LAUBENS, S. C? DECEMBER 18, 1S12.
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 Monday morn
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
The Advertiser wishes its corres
pondents, friends and subscribers a
merry, merry Christmas. May each
and every fireside be made happy by
the Ingathering of all those who are
near and dear and may the day be one
to be remembered iu future years as
of happiness and content. To many
the year just drawing to a close has
been a trVlng one, but in the Christ,
mas time, let trials and troubles be
forgotten while the joyous season of
the year is celebrated. To one and
all we extend the seasotis greetings.
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The Advertiser last week published
the newspaper reports of ihn confer
ence of governors which Oov. Ill ease
made famous. The0* Advcrciser took
especial pains to se!e<" ?s copy from
nn unbiased source, so a Rlohinon 1
newspaper, The News-Leader, was se
lected. ih)V. Blease gave out an in
terview last week, including a sten
ographic report of another Richmond
paper, The Times-Pclon, The Adver
tiser does not feel called upon to print
an account of the meeting given by
one newspaper, when it has already
pointed an account gi\en by another
newspaper, especially when the dif
ference between the two Is almost im
material. If the governor will give
out the official stenographic report of
the conference secretary. The Adver
tiser will take pleasure In printing it.
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NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Ab we expect to Issue our regular
edition next week on Tuesday instead
of Wednesday, we will ask our cor
respondents to mail their letters in
time to reach this ofice Saturday. Al.
though we expect to have a very small
paper, we will welcome a letter from
every community, provided they reach
the office on Mine. The Advertiser
wlshoH an especially merry Christmas
to all of Us correspondents.
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ENFORCE THE LAW.
A gentleman BUggl sted several days
ago that some steps should be taken
to see that automobile owners are
made to comply with the law as re
gards placing of numbers en their ma
chines. As is well known, the law re
quires that the name (or abbreviation)
of the county in which the owner lives
and the number of his license be
placed In the relat of his car where it
can be plainly seen. The size and
color of the letters are also stipulat
ed. To those who" observe things, it
Is noticeable the number of automo
biles which have the number only on
the car without any county name and
also the still larger number of cars
which have -some number on them, but
only the leters "S. C". to show the
locality In which they \rc owned. It
is vory plain that an automobile with
just the number on it or the number
with "8. C." on It can not be definite'
ly Identified in South Carolina by those
numbers and letters, for there could be
nB many such combinations as there
are counties in the state. The num.
bor and name of the county are requir
ed In South Carolina more for appre
hension When laws are broken than for
anything else and It seems that the
law should be enforced.
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GREENVILLE TO LAIJRENS.
In view of the fact that the sched
ule on the Charleston and Western
Carolina road Is not what the com
munity de-iire;, why does this road
not solve the problem by potting on a
gas-electric car to run from Green
ville to Laurens? The dissatisfac
tion is not with the schedule except
at this part of the road, and here it
has its rise in the fact that trains
do not operate so as to allow resi
dents along the line to come to this
city, do their shopping and return
the same day. The management of
the road might put on this car for
a few months as an experiment and
In ense It proves satisfactory to all
make It a permanent Improvement.?
VHIe Laurons la fairly well pleas
cd wUh the schedules as at present,
It would welcome any additional ser
vice that the railroads are able to
give. Of course the Greenville people
want more trains so that the people
along the line may have more oppor
tunities to go to Greenville to trade.
Nobody would complain along that
acote, for If the people want to go to
Greenville to trade and they think tbey
can <oi better goods at better prices
wo sav. let them go. All that Luurens
asks is an equal showing as to
train schedules, for we know that mer
chants in Luurens can show as wide a
variety of substantial goods as Green
ville can and can give equally good If
not better prlceB. A certain class of
trade Is going to Greenpllle anyhow
and we would make It as convenient
as possible for those who think they
um .1 go there to get there. But, as
we say, as for the rest, give us an
equal showing and we can demon
strate that Laurens Is as good or a
better place to bur.
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N?TIGE TO ADVERTISERS.
Next wedk being Christmas week,
The Advertiser will move up Its dato
of Issue one day, comnlg out Tuesday
morning instead of Wednesday morn,
ing. It would be conferring a favor
upon the entire force. If advertise
ments were sent in not later than
Saturday morning, so that proper pre
parations may be made for them. Ad
vertisements received after 10 o'clock
Monday morning will not be guaran
teed a place in the paper.
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The Advertiser is in receipt of the
Editor The Advertiser: ?
Please answer these questions for
me: Which is more detrimental to
good government for Cole L. Blease to
reufuse to order out the militia to
protect the black negro brute who
lias laid hands upon a white woman or
for the governor of Georela to refuse!
to surrender a thief to the officers of j
South Carolina. Ask Gov. Mann of
We Hloaseltes in South Carolina
get pre*'.y rough down here, but we
never have murdered the Judge on the
O. C. Cunlngham.
The questions, or rather the ques
tion, for there Is but one asked, Is
really too redieulous to give serious
attention. Even admitting, for sake of |
argument, that the two governors were
guilty of the acts attributed to them
by our correspondent, the crimes
dealt with are of such difference In
magnitude that they suffer 1.0 com
parison. But certainly 't Is wrong
for the governor of Georgia to refuse
to give up a thief to the authorities of
South Carolina when be has reason
to believe that the thief will be justly
dealt with or when the governor has
confidence in the officials to whom the
prisoner is to look for protection.
However, where the relations between
two executives are not such as gener
ally exist and where one of the execu
tives has so belittled himself and the
office he occupies as to raise a barrier
against friendly Intercourse between
the two and where one executive has
reason to believe that a criminal in
the other state suffers only In propor
tion to the number of "friends" he
has, then we would not blame the
one or the other, as the case may be
for putting a little sand on the ma
chinery just to take a tack out of the
sails of his adversary.
As to asking Gov. Mann, we hereby
respectfully refer the question to him.
We admit the facts In Mr. Cunning
ham's last paragraph, with the admon
ition that the man with the blood
stains of a murdered negro on his
hands, will have no better case before
the Judgment seat Above than he who
has murdered a Judge. On the final
judgment day, one murderer will have
no advantage over the other, be ho
white or black, and he who would go'
before his Maker with clean hands had
better be sure that no man of what
ever race, has met death through un
lawful acts of his.
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PARCELS POST SERVICE.
While The Advertiser has already
on several occasions printed the post
age rates to be inaugurated with the
parcels post service, particular men
tion of the rates to apply on rural
routes and city free delivery routes
would not be out of place.
Tho rates for packages mailed on
rural routes for delivery on the same
route or on any route radiating from
the post office at wjilch that route has
Its origin or In the town from which
the rural route originates Is five cents
for the first pound and one cent for
each additional pound up to eleven
The Advertiser has been and Is op
posed to parcels post because it does
not believe that in the end its inau
guration will prove beneficial to the
people as a whole. The grounds for
this belief have been set forth at odd
timos before, so H Is not necessary to
go into them here. But, since It Is
established that we are to have the
parcels post service, we believe In
making the most of It. The people
should acquaint themselves with all
the requirements and be prepared to
enjoy such benefits as are to be de
rived from It.
That the mall order houses intend
making inroads into tbe trade of the
smaller towns there is no doubt. That
they will get a great deal of busi
ness now going to local merchants,
must be admitted. If they are given
a free rein and an open road, they will
do considerable damage to the mer
chants of the smaller towns. To
counteract the flood of advertising
literature that is bound to come and
that with certain results, the mer
chants should begin to prepare for
a mighty fight. The people must be
shown that, taking all things into con
sideration, It is better to trade at
home than abroad and that goods
bought at si.?ht are more apt to be re
liable than those bought on promise.
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FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION.
Tho following editorial from The
Herald, Spartanburg, Is placed before
the people of Laurens for their con
"What do you know about the flan
clal affairs of your town? The av
erage man does not know one thing
about the finances of the city In
which he owns property and in which
he pays his taxes. The average man
In business in the same city does have
a pretty clear understanding of the
resources of the banks of the town,
though he may not be a director
in any of them and have little money
"The truth is that towns do not
?make intelligent statements to their
citizens concerning their finances
more than once a year and then the
statements made are not intelligent to
any one except an expert accountant.
As a matter of fact, municipalities
should make QUaterly statements.
Just as the banks do, and these state
ments should be in such form as to
make them readily understood. If
wc want good citizens we must put
the matter of conducting the affairs
of the city before the people In such
a way as to attract their interest
and to reach their understanding. Un
less you are interested In a matter,
you never become familiar with it."?
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It looks as if Clinton will have some
competition in he- ecorts to become
a coutny-seat. Foi utaln Inn Is up and
doing, Whitmlre has come out again,
Cross Aniihor still has hopes and
Woodruff is in a receptive mood. As
we stated about Clinton several weeks
ago, we are glad to see that these plac
es are all wide awake to any oppor
tunity and are willing to spend lots of
money In order to push their own
towns. Still there is no need for
new county seats in this section of
the state and certainly a division
would mean increased expenses, fair
promises to the contrary notwith
The Fountain Inn Tribune says that
a new county with Fountain Inn as
a county.seat "unburdened by law
lessness, taxation for the purpose of
upholding and enforcing the laws
could not be heavy". Witness anoth
er of those dreams of The Tribune. If
our recollection serves us right some
months ago The Tribune was com
plaining about Greenville county not
having any rural police to protect the
citizens of that part of the county
from lawbreakers. Wo do not deny
that Fountain Inn people are just
about as Inwabidlng as those of other
sections, but as to being more so, we
have some doubts. Besides apprehen
sion of criminals is a very small pari
of tho expense of conducting govern
Whereas, our Heavenly Father has
seen lit to take from us our beloved
Sunday School superintendent. Broth
er .lohn M, Wood, be It Resolved:
First, that while we cherish his
memory In our hearts we bow in hum
ble submission to the divine will of
the Father of us all knowing that He
doeth all things well.
Second, That our Sunday school has
lost one who was not only regular in
attendance but one who took profound
pleasure in active work.
Third. That we do commend the be
reaved family to the care and mercy
Of our evor protecting and loving God.
Fourth, That a copy of these reso
I lotions be sent to the family of our
departed brother, one to the Baptist
Courier and one to each of the Lau
rens county papers.
M. L. Cheak.
R. W. Arnold.
G. L Rldgewpy,
Messrs. Holland Bros, the hustling
piano dealers of Greenwood, are go
ing to give away several pianos be
tween now and Christmas. Their
plans and methods for tho giving away
?f these instruments will be found In
their ad appearing in this Issue of
The Advertiser. Thl? popular piano
firm, by their reliable dealings and
enterprising methods have built up
*n excellent business ovor tho upper
oart of Carolina and this present ad
vertising campaign Is only one of
many up.to-date methods of pushing
RAM HUNG IN COLI' M IM A.
Samuel McGowan, pay Inspector of
the United States navy, was In Co
lumbia yesterday after an absence of
years. He went to Laurens last night
to visit relatives. Mr. McGowan will
go on a cruise with the Atlantic fleet
next January. He has already com
pleted his term of sea duty, but has
accepted this post of special signifi
cance offered him by the navy de
partment. Mr. McGowan Is a brother
of P. H. McGowan, the Washington
correspondent of Tne State and a
South Carolinian. It is not necessary
to mention that to the hundreds who
"I was in Philadelphia during the
last election and cast the first vote In
my life for Woodrow Wilson," said
Mr. McGowan yesterday. "I was sur
prised when the tax assessor came
I around a few days after the election
aad made me swear that I did not
own an automobile, piano or canary
bird. He made me pay taxes on my
suit of clothes and two pair of shoes.
His manner toward me made me feel
that I were a malefactor of great
wealth. Philadelphia. I might say. Is
a city of brotherly love ana slsterlj
Indifference." Mr. McGowan ipoac
with great earnestness and did not
Intend to be quoted.
Mr. McGowan has been In the navy
ID years and recently completed an
other trip around the world. He goes
on the cruise with the Atlantic jeet
by special invitation of Admiral Haker
and will he a member of the staff of
the admiral. He will act as chief
paymaster, chief quartermaster and
chief commissary for the fleet of
nearly 50 ships and about 30.000 men.
He will report on the superdread.
riaughl Wyoming next month and will
then liold a most important position as
pay officer, ranking next to the pay
It may be of Interest to Mr. Mc
Oowan's many friends In South Caro
lina to learn that he has been men
tioned most prominently !n Washing
ton for that position and a number
of newspapers have Indorsed the sug
(Continued from Page Nine.)
I speaking some word of regret to the
heart-broken members of the family.
George McCauley, magistrate in
Oaklawn township and a prominent
citizen of the Fork Shoals section,
stated yesterday to a News reporter
that Jenkins came to his home Sat
urday night and talked of the acci
dent; that be told Jenkins he had
erred In not stopping after running
over the boy, and that he advised
him to come to the city early Sunday
morning and surrender.
About 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing Jekins and his son drove to
Greenville in their car. After con
sulting with fr'onds In the cltv l!;ey
turned about and drove over to the
home of 'he Pe\. John N. Wreun, on
I St. John street. Upon finding that
the family had gone to bury the dead
child, they turned about and drove
back toward the city. In the mean
time Sheriff Poole and Chief of Po
lice Holcombe had received Informa
tion that Jenkins and '?'? son had
come to the city for the purpose of
giving up, and were riding cut Pen
dleton street at the time they met
father and son coming toward the
city. The sheriff and the police chief
turned about and came back to the
city with the parties. ' Tho police
then preferred their charges against
the younger Jonklus and he was re
leased on bail of $ri0. In the mean
time Sheriff Poole sought Solicitor
Don ham fo;- advice as to what stops
to take In preferring charges against
the parties. The solicitor advised the
sheriff to defer action until after the
I inquest Monday afternoon.
The Funeral Yesterday.
The body of little Irvln Wrenn was
I carried to Laurens county for inter
j tnent. The family left with the body
at o o'clock, via the 1 Columbia &
Greenville railway, for Shoals Junc
tion. Here tho body was conveyed
several miles through the country to
Mt. Olive church, In Laurens county,
where the funeral and Interment took
place yesterday. Among those who
accompanied thr? family on their sad
mission was the Hon. R. A. Coope>,
Solicitor of the ICighth Circuit, who
Is a brother of Mrs. Wrenn's.
Sarah Bernhardt Coming.
Mnnager f). R. Lavender announces
that after repeated efforts to secure
the great Madame Sarah Dernhardt
moving picture reel, he has secured it
for a date not far distant. The own
ers of this reel porsistently refused to
allow it to bo shown for flvo and ten
cents, so Mr. Lavender would not take
It, but finally he prevailed upon them
to allow him to show It for those
prices. This film will be bore the lat
ter part of this month.
Adds Healthful Qualitteslolhelboil
Prof Prescott, of the University of
Michigan, testified before the Pure
Food Committee of Congress, that the
acid of grapes held highest rank as an
article of food and he regarded the re
sults from baking with cream of tartar
baking powder as favorable to health,
Royal is the only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar,
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page Nine.)
guest of honor were Miss Emmie
Robertson, Mrs. j. A. Chandler, Mrs.
W. Bailey Owens. Miss Beth Shell of
j Laurens. Mrs. Collen Griffin. In the
hall Mrs. J. Q. Phillips. Mrs. J. \V.
Coneland, Jr., and Mrs. J. A. Bailey
greeted the guests. Mrs* Jack H.
Davis and Mrs. E. J. Adair invited
them into the dining room, where
Misses Maud and Mabel Sumerel,
Dorcas Mason. Emma Hipp, Nancy
Owens. Zee Wright and Dorothy
Owens served refreshments. Mis.;
Jane Kennedy and Miss Jessie Diliard
presided at the punch bowl in a nook
hung with Japanese lanterns.
Mrs. A. B. Henry entertained at
a lovely party for Mrs. Eugene Adair
)f Dalhart, Tex., Friday afternoon.
Tills is Mrs. Adair's first visit to her
husband's relatives, and she is being
inly welcomed. About 7? guests
enjoyed Mrs. Henry's charming hos
pitality on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J, R. Copelnnd en.
?ertaincd at dinner Wednesday even
Friday afternoon Miss Essie Young
was hostess at the December meet
Mig of the Young Ladies' Embroidery
club, which includes in its member
ship 1 1 members. '
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Adair entertain
ed at a dinner party recently for Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Adair.
Mrs. Collett Griffin entertained Sat
urday evening last week in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Robertson and
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chandler.
Mrs. and Mrs. W. Halley Owens en
tertained at tea on Tuesday evening
;n honor of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin and
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Spencer en
tertained Thursday evening at din
ner In honor of the recently added
members of the faculty of the Pres.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Adair and
Eugene, Jr., of Dalhart, Tex., are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Isaac Adair.
L. St. Clalr Hays, who is in his
fourth year of the school of medi
cjne of Columbia university. New
York, is at home for the holidays.
Miss Sallie Burgess spent last week
In her former home, Summerton.
Miss Mamie Burgess reached here
Tuesday after an extended visit to her
brothers at St. Albans, W. Va. and
The family of the Rev. J. E. Mabaf
fey left Thursday for their new home
Irwin Rutledge left for his home
in Greenville Wednesday.
A. V. Martin has gone for a hunt
and visit to the Rev. T. E. Simpson of
Card of Thanks.
We wish to take this way of ex
pressing or.r thank:; and appreciation
to those who so kindly and Willingly
rendered assistance during the recent
illness and death of our dear father,
Mr. Thad Martin. These kindnesses
will ever be remembered by us and
cherished as bright gleams. In a dark
For Sore Feet, Chilblains. Frost
nites, Soro Nipples. Chafing, Cuts.
Galls, Burns. Sores or Scalds, DAR
BY'S PROPHYLACTIC FLUID is a
marvelous remedy. It relieves In
flamed condltinos, heals the flesh and
eases pain. Taken Internally for
Cramps or Dysentery It corrects the
disorder at once. Price BO cts. per
bottle. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
"He alludes to himself constantly
as a self-made man."
"Yes; once when he was about four
v?*mi he sold oai-ers for two or ta e?
DU. BHIMM IN GHEENYILLE.
Learned Clinton Student und Theelo
ginn Makes a Deep Impression in
The Daily Piedmont carried an ac
count Monday afternoon Of the ser
mon of Dr. J. Ci. Brimm, preached by
him at the First Presbyterian church
of that city Sunday. Said the Pied
"At the evening service Dr. Brimm
preached an able sermon from this
text, taken from the First Epistle
of John, 3:2, "Beloved, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not
yet appear what we shall be; but
we know that when he shall ap
pear, we shall be like Him; for we
shall see Him as He Is."
Growth in Christlikeness was the
large burden of the sermon, with a
pulling aside of the veil in an un
usual degree which hides from
humanity the glory of the great in
visible, as in a graphic and convinc
ing way He showed not only that
there was growth but added to the
people's conception of what it was
that they grew into.
Dr Brimm evidenced a marvelous
familiarity with the bible even for
one of his calling, and as he repeat
ed passages from first one portion
and then another of the Scriptures,
as comulative and incontrovertible
proof of the point he was making,
and drew all from the storehouse
of a wonderful memory, not only
were his words convincing and im
pressive but even m'ore was the
manner of their saying.
Few sermons have been listened to
that would show a larger make-up
of well woven and convincing scrip
tural passages into the discourse
than was that delivered by Dr.
Traveler fin a railway car, to fellow
passenger): "Sir, what do you meant
This is the third time you havo put
out my match." Fellow traveler:
"Force of habit. I'm a member of a
volunteer fire brigade."
Popular Feature Heel One Day Earlier
On account of the fact that Schu
berts Quartet, a lyccum number, will
be at the opera house Thursday even
ing the Pathe Weekly reel will be
shown on Wednesday. As usual this
reel has some excellent features that
are Interesting to everyone. Among
them are the following:
Newburgh, N. Y.?The state fire
man's convention Is held in this city.
Melbourne?Gen. Baden-Powell ar
rives and inspects the boy scouts.
Paris?The annual championship
jousting and driving events for the
Dubonnets prizes are held on the
Lost?In front of Cooper boarding
house on South Harper street, five
feet of ligHt blue dross goods. 2 inch
es wide. MPlnder will please return
to W. P. Hudgens. I.*urons. S. C.
Gold/ Watch Lost?Between Public
squarefVnnd Watts Mill?open-face
solid gold watch. Liberal reward If
returned to Advertiser Office. 21-it-pd
Wanted you to know that I have
bought the corn and wheat mill of J.
A. Hodgers In the cMy/at Laurens and
am ready to grind at any time. Good
home-made meal on hand for sale. B.
10. Martin. 20-2t-bd
For Sale or Rent?Two hundred and
eighty-two (282) acres of/and known
as the Oarllngton Mill ti/ioL lying on
Knbun Creek, eight m^s/from Lau
rens, one dwelling and ^vvrT tenant
houses. Terms easy. Apply to H. Y.