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LAURENS, S. C JANUARY K, 1!>P_>.
The Advertiser villi be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign (heir names to tbe contri
butions. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Ob, you notary public
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Some notary puhlio's days are here,
Tbe saddest of the year, etc. etc.
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Laurens has started off the new
year by putting the giass works to
running, With the handioap of inck
of capital lifted, this enterprise should
prove a great addition to the city's
industries and successful enterprises
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Iltis i?. dawned upon you that tbe
days are getting -hot ter ami that sum
mer will soon lie here. Why. the
spring suit man is already taking
orders,. Peaches are not quite in
bloom though. Somebody begin to
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The action of QoVi Itlease In having
defectives visit the scene of the Nor
way "lynching" will be commended
by fair minded persons. It is to bo
hoped that the detectives went to the
bottom of the affair and found enough
evidence to convict the guilty par
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The Herald and News is all O. K. on
the compulsory education question
and always has peon. The editor of
thai paper, WO believe, introduced the
first bill Of that kind in the legisla
ture. We do not criticise the Herald
and News for luck of earnestness in
behalf of compulsory education, but
because of its unwillingness to come
out and say that the governor is
wrong in his views on the same ques
ting We know that the Herald and
News and Governor Please differ on
compulsory education, but we would
like to see the Herald and News come
out and soy so. Maybe. The Herald
and News would have some Influence
with the governor along that line.
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The Advertiser wishes to express Itu
sense of appreciation fov the many
words of good cheer from Its corres
pondents during tbe past several
weeks and especially to "Aunt Kate"
for her letter in this week's paper.
(AVitb the co-operati.in of its corres
pondents. The Advertiser hopes to
be a better and bigger paper during
1013 and hopes that as the years pass
it will grow in wisdom ami breadth
of view and that prosperity will ov
ertake us all. The Advertiser notes
with pleasure the pleasant relations
existing between its correspondents
and hopes, that at no distant day, to
bring them all together that they may
become personally n uainted and
thereby learn to enj... /?neb other's
letters and friendships more "
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The Spartanburg Herald asks "Will
Gnffncy, Greenville, Union, Laurens,
lnman, Cainpobello, Landrum and oth
er towns in this section join with
Spartanburg in her efforts to have a
revision of the freight rates Into this
territory? This is Importnnt work
for tbe towns of this section of the
country." Certainly the people of Lau
rens would join Spartanburg in work
ing for this or any other Improvement
in conditions which would work for
tbe mutual benefit of the cities to be
affected. While we aro not as fa
miliar with the question of freight
rates as we possibly might be, still If
there Is any ground for nsklnc; that
rates be revised, we cortalnly aro in
favor of It. Spartanburg apparently
most affected by the dlscrlmatory rates
will be expected to take the lead In
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TIME TO STAND PAT.
Gov. itlease has revoked a number
of commissions of notaries public. We
do not know his reason, but we hope
It is not because they are not political
friends of his, or that some one has
said they do not want a commission
signed by him. Things like that are
.too smnll to be taken cognizance of
? by a governor. .If any of these gen
tlemen are so small as to make such
a remark let them be small enough to
resign their commission. There are
nig things demanding the attention of
the chief magistrate of this state at
this time, and there is no use to fritter
away your energy on little politics.
This is a lime demanding constructive
statesmanship. -Newberry Herald and
The above, taken from The Herald
and News, Newberry. expresses the
sentiment or a large number of peo
ple in South Carolina. This is not a
time to stir up strife nor to precipi
tate such another fight as occurred
in the legislature last year. If every
one would try to do and act the best
he knows how. without prejudice or
without a desire for political effect,
the state's best interests would be bet
ter served. However, we see in this
matter of the notaries and In the
prc-leglslatlve news stories sent out
from Columbia, indications of a
stormy session. The kindling has but
tr? be lighted to start the fire. It
S^ems to us. that. In face of the pres
ent political situation of the state, it
would be better to put off considera
tion of any question in which there Is a
wide dovorgence of opinion. Construc
tive legislation would not be very
helpful under the present administra
tion. Thus a compulsory education bill,
even if It were passed over the veto
of the governor, would be but coldly
accepted and great difficulty would be
experienced in its enforcement!
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THE .PANAMA C.VXAL.
The United Siates government oc
cupies the unenviable position at
present of being one willing to go
back, upon her word. This arises
through the recent passage of a bill
allowing American coastwise vessels
to pass through the Panama Canal
free ?>f toll. Boforo its passage Croat
Britain called tili? governments at
tention to the Hny-Pauncefote treaty
in which an agreement was entered
into by which the government of this
country agreed not, to discriminate
?.gainst foreign shipping in case a
canal were built at the isthmus. Since
the passage of the bill Oreat Britain
has requested that the question be ar
bitrated. Whether or not this country
will submit to arbitration will be left
It is very clear that this govern
ment, in passing a bill allowing
American ships to pass through free
of toll, is violating not only the spirit
but the letter of the treaty. Even
were no such agreement enterd into
between Groat Britain .and the United
States, such a bill is discriminating
against our own citizens, being a vio
lation of the democratic principle of
equal rights to nil and special privi
leges to none. While it is true that
this country is supplying the funds
with which to build the canal, it is
equally true, that the shipping Indus
try supplies but a small portion of the
money being spent there. The expense
is being borne by the whole people
and to allow a few ship owners to use
the canal free of charge would be tak
ing away from the tax payers the por
tion due them in return for the money
they have expended. Free toll to
American ships would be as rebates
to a particular industry, given at the
expense of the remaining population
of the country.
But. as the case Is very often, the
tax payers of the country have been
disregarded and it has been left for
a foreign country, whose toes have
been stepped upon, to demand that
the United States act honorably In
this matter. Great Britain has ques
tioned the right of t'ncle Sam to al
low American vessels to pass through
the canal free of tolls. At first this
would appear rather presumptuous on
the part of that government, but when
the terms of the treaty entered Into
years ago when the canal idea was
in its formative period, are borne in
mind, it is plain that Great Britain
hns some rights in the matter.
Whether or not Great Britain
had any right to stipulate terms up
on which the prospective canal should
be built Is not here nor there. The
terms were stipulated and agreed to
by this government and now it is
up to her to live by them. According
to the treaty the canal was to be "free
and open to the vessels of all nations"
"on terms of entire equality, so that
there shall be no discrimination
against any such nation or Its citi
zens or subjects, in respect to the
conditions or charges of traffic or
otherwise." The agreement is In
very plain words and signed by the
governments of both nations. It is
very clear that the United States
would not be living up to an express
ed agreement If she persisted In al
lowing American vessels to pass
through free of tolls. The agreement
Is In such plain terms that any ques
tion of it should never have come up
and Great Britain should never have
been forced to call on this government
to observe the treaty.
The government has already gone
too far to r? tain in full measure Its
self respect, but it Is to be hoped that
the next congress will.repeal the law
recently passed so that it may be said
that the country lives up to its obli
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Hit the Xall on the Head.
If The Advertiser would read The
Herald and fCowti ? would not ask the
question. Tlje Herald and News has
long been an advocate of compulsory
education. The editor, while a mem
ber of the legislature, introduced a
bill at two separate'sessions carrying
out the idea of compulsory education,
and advocated It as strongly as be
The Herald and News never "dances
around the bush" on any question, and
certainly on this question, there has
been no dancing around the bush.
The rural school problem Is one of
the most important problems before
the people today. As we statedy we do
not know thaj compulsory education
would solve the problem, but it would
help very materially in doing so.
The most Important- work at pres
ent is to get the people to see the con
dition of the rural schools, and then
it would be possible to do something
for the betterment of the schools.?
The Herald and News.
The Hosiery Mill.
The State board of health has again
condemned the hosiery mill at the
penitentiary and the coming session
of the legislature should abolish the
institution if a way can be found.
Partizan or factional politics should
have nothing to do with the settle
ment of such a question. It is sim
ply and Bcdely humanitarian.
As a rule good men do 'not find
themselves in the penitentiary, but
even bad men are entitled to a rea
sonable protection of their health
while In durance.
it is to be remembered that while
many persons who have not been de
prived of liberty are engaged in uti
healthful occupations, they are volun
tarily in such occupations. It is also
to be remembered that their oppor
tunity for recreation and fresh air
necessary to overcome the evil effects
of close confinement is greater than
that of the convict, who goes from
his cell to his labor and back again at
the call of his keeper.
There is no occasion for maudlin
, sentiment for criminals nor for a
, reckless disregard of human rights
; for fear of adding strength to an un
, welcome administration.
But our highest authority on sani
tation has again condemned the ho
siery mill, and justice to ourselves as
well as to the convicts demands the
employment of our incarcerated crim
inals |n some more healthful occupa
Wo hope the legislature will stamp
, it out!?Abbeville Tress and Banner.
The hullabaloo, now being raised
by Woodruff and her energetic citi
zens, over the proposed plan of cre
ating a new county, while it will
never amount to anything more than
noise, is to be admired. Those peo
ple in that section of this county are
energetic and enterprising and want
all that is coining to them. We ad
mire such progresslveness.?Spartan
MT. BE Til EE.
Mt. Bethel. Jan. 6.?Misses Lula and
Agnes Simpson have returned to
Greenville after spending the holidays
with their parents Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. Mamie O'dell of this section, is
visiting friends in Laurens.
Miss Maggie Becks has returned to
Limestone, after spending tbe holi
days with home folks.
Miss Leila Carlisle has taken charge
of her school In Sumter county after
spending the holidays pleasantly with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Car
Prof. L. K. Simpson and brother
i have returned to Tlgersvllle; also Mr.
Henry Simpson to Furman.
Delia Griffin, who has been a faith
ful servant in the family of Mr. James
H. Carlisle most of the time for 22
years, died last Friday night. She
will oe greatly missed, as she was
always at her post.
THAT BAD COED.
Vapor Treatment Surely Does ( lean
Out that Stuffed Up Head.
Don't try to break up a cold with
dangerous stomach disturbing drugs.
Get dlrcctlv to the Inflamed membrane
by breathing HYOMEI (pronounce it
Hlgh-o-me). Get * bottle for 50 cents
at I>aurens Di nr. Co. and .try this rapid
;?l)d economical treatment that thous
ands are using. 1
Into a bowl ofjboillng water pour a
teaspoonful of HYOMEI, cover head
and bowl with a towel, and breathe
deep into tbe,lungs the healing vapor
Breathe this vapor for five or ten
minutes until the head feels fine and
! clear, then go to bed and sleep sound
ly until morning. No cocaine or opium
or harmful drugs in UYOMEI. It Is
made of Australian Eucalyptus and
other antiseptics. It Is guaranteed to
end catarrh, or money back.
PARCELS POST INACCURATE!).
Mr. C. K. Templcton Sent the First
Package ami if was Delivered to
.Mrs. .1. F. Kumiige, on Route Three.
As considerable interest centered
around the receipt of the first parcels
post package at the local posi office
last Wed iesdajy morning, Postmas
ter Hicks kept a little "history" of
its movements until it was delivered
to the addressee.
Early In the morning Mr Clyde K.
Ray, of Ray's Pharmacy, sent ft pack
age to the post office by a little ne
gro boy, who handed It over to Mr.
I ricks for transportation. The little
boy delivered a quarter of a dollar to
cover the charges. Mr. Hicks weigh
ed the package, but forgetting that the
parcels post act was to go Into effect
that day, called for 47 cents to cover
the costs. As the negro had no more
money with which to cover the short
age, he started back for further or
ders. While he was gone. Mr. Hicks
was reminded of the fact that the new
law was to go into effect that day!
so weighed the package again and
looked up the rates. lie found that
Instead of being 17 cents, the charges
would be but 17 cents, so the Stamps
were alllxed and the ohange laid aside
for the negro's return.
As Wednesday was a legal holiday,
being the first day in the year, the
package, which was addressed to a
rural route, could not be delivered
so it was placed in the prop
er recepttcle and the next morning it
; went out on Route ::, Mr. Wellie Mc
Daniel s route, he having the dlstinc
i tion of delivering the first package
! out of the Laurens office. The pack
ago was delivered to Mrs. J, F. Ram
agc, who thereby came in .for some
d'stincrion. Th<j package originally
came from Mr. C. K. Tom pie ton.
The Hist parcels post stamps were
purchased by Mr. .las. T. Dunklin,
who took away forty cents worth at
the first Clip. Mr. Dunklin is a retail
hardware merchant. His purchase of
the first stamps has n little human
interest attached to it in addition to;
the unique distinction of being the
first purchaser. The retail hardware
dealers have fought the parcels post |
measure possibly more than any sin
gle association of individuals, so this
purchase has an added interest. It
does not show, however, that Mr.
Dunklin Is inconsistent in the matter,
for while it may be that he did not1
believe in the establishment of the;
parcels post (he has not expressed,
himself individually) his purchase
showed that he Is ready to co-operate
with the government, to aid in its es
tablishment and to take advantage of
which benefits there are in it.
Mr. I licks states that the parcels
post business has not developed to a
largevextent at this ofllce yet, but he
thinks that the business will grow by
leaps and bounds and that it will
reach enormous proportions. He says
's here to stay and that the mer
chants and farmers ought to take ev
ery advantage of it.
* NOTICE TO BAPTISTS. *
To the Baptists of Laurens County;
O n the 21st day of January at 10:30
a. m. there will be a meeting of the
Executive Board of the Laurens Bap
fist Association held in the First Bap
tist church of Laurens for the pur
pose of making out the apportionment
for each church composing said As
sociation for the year 1913. All the
pastors of the Association are invit
ed to be present, and each church is
requested to send three delegates to
represent them in this meeting. The
following is the program for thr day:
Object of the meeting by C. B. Bobo.
Prayer by B. P. Mitchell.
An address by W. B. Thayer.
Prayer by J. A. Martin.
An address by W. K. Wllklns.
Prayer by W. A. Baldwin.
An address by L. S. Shealy.
Executive session of the entire body,
after which dinner will be served by
the ladles of Laurens.
IL L. Baggott.
For Executive Committee.
REPORT ON LYNCHING.
Deteetivew Turn Over Evidence to
Governor Blease which 'was fiat her
ed at Norway.
(Jolumbia, Jan. 7.?The governor
today said that he had received the
reports of the two del. stives, which
he had Investigating the lynching of
a negro at Norway in Orangeburg
county, together with some affidavits
they had gathered and turnbd the
papers over to Solicitor Hlldobrand of
Orangeburg, to take such action as he
deemed proper. The nature of the in
formation gathered by the detectives
was not divulged.
You will be surprised to see what
a real good quality of knives and
forks we offer at 50 cents per set.
they look nice too, in fact you can't
buy a better one nt other places for
less than 65 to 75 cents per set.
S. M. & E. H. W ILK ES & CO.
SENATORS GET CANNON.
The Bcuute demanded cannon?and
pot them. Thero were cannon to tin
right of them, cannon to the l< 0
tin m, cannon ahead of them, b it tin
only volleying and thundering" that
was done was the thundering oi in
dividual senators for more cannon. All
of the troubles of the waning b< bsIoi
j were forgotten in the getting of the
Senator O'Gorman caused i be trou
i ble when he called up a bill grautlng
condemned cannon-to half a hundred
I towns throughout tbe country, to be
\ placed In public squares, tbe grounds
of public buildings and about state
armories. No sooner had the bill been
read thau there arose a chorus of
"Mr. President!" from the floor. Sen
ator Jones of Washington got cannon
for half a dozen towns In his state.
Senator Poinerene of Ohio was grant
ed one gun. Senator Catron of New
Mexico got two. Finally John Sharp
Williams arose and drawled: *
"I'd like a cannon for some plp.ee In
Mississippi to be designated later."
"There won't be enough cannon to
go round," remarked Senator Marline.
"We want to shoot some down In
Kentucky," declared Senator Bradley.
"Two cannon, suitably trimmed, for
Lancaster, Ky.," read the clerk.
"Didn't say 1 wanted them trim
med?" said Bradley, but he accepted
the "outfit of cannon balls" when the
term was explained.
The bill finally disposed ofT?ome 105
BIG BARGAIN SALE.
The biggest bargain sale of machin
ery in history is promised upon the
completion of the Panama canal. To
dispose of machinery costing more
than $15.000.000 is the problem con
fronting government authorities when
the canal is opened.
Although understood in a general
way. Colonel Goethals, superintendent
of the canal work, reports actual fig
ures of machinery bought since the
United States began digging the "big
ditch." Here are .a few of the prin
cipal items: Steam shovels, 102; cars,
4,181; locomotives, ISO; rock drills,
725; cranes, 79; dredges, It; barges,
Many of the locomotives ana cars
will be ueeful in operating tbe canal
and the Panama railroad, but most of
the dredges, steam shovels and moun
tains of other steel implements will be
put on the block for sale.
Secretary of the Interior Fisher has
suggested tbe plan. of transferring
much of the discarded machinery to
Alaska for use in constructing a gov
ernment railread to the interior of
that territory. If congress does not
authorize the federal railway in Alas
ka, however, most of the Panama ma
chinery will be sold for the best prico
it will bring.
WANTED ARTIFICIAL LEGS.
Charles Mitchell, a Polish miner
who lost bis legs in a West Virginia
mine several months ago, came hero
the other day to get a pair of artificial
legs. He,was told by a friend in West
Virginia that Congressmen had wood
en legs, garden seeds, bulletins and
other things to give away. I'pon be
ing advised that artificial limbs are
not to be bad at tbe Capitol for the
asking. Mitchell became downcast. He
was sent to a public lodging house by
When told of the West Virginia crip
ple Sam Pollard, the legless pencil
vendor on Penaylvanla avenue, said:
"There Is but one way to get IT In
Washington, and that is work for it.
Fifteen years ago I was run over by
a steam boat and had both legs cut
off, but I am still living. No congress
man ever offered me a pair of wooden
TURKEYS FOR ARMY WORMS.
From a farmer at Groveland, Ga.,
came a tip to congress of a way to rid
the south of the army worm.
M. M. Kicklighter wrote a letter, hi
red Ink throughout, to the "House or
Senate," telling of his discovery.
"I saw your advertisement in the At
lanta paper for aid to check the army
worms," it began. "I had ten acres of
corn and the arrny worms had just
started in. I drdve my turkeys In my
field and they ate the army worrus up
in two days, and if It had not been for
my turkeyB I would have lost 500
bushels of corn by those worms.
"So please send me a check for said
amount, for that is the only way to
destroy the army worms.*
Congress recently appropriated $25,
000 to eliminate the worm.
MUST LAY LARGER EGGS.
Poultry experts In the department
of agriculture have undertaken to
teach the farmers of the country how
to save about $50,000,000 on eggs a
"It is a conservative estimate," said
M. E. Pennlngton of the poultry di
vision of the department, "that more
than $45.000,000 are lost annually by
the handling of eggs for the market."
Among other things the department
experts will urge the farmers to en
courage their hens to lay larger eggs,
and less sterile eggs for market pur
By the eo-operation of the farmer
and the hen, Mr. Pennlngton argues,
the cost of living can be lowered to
the average man. If the $45.000.000 or
$50.000,000 now lost annually can be
saved every man. woman and child In
the Cnited S?ates will be at lean 50
cents better off.
ATTACK BARN WELL MERCHANT.
E. N. HanMnson is Seriously Injured
in His Si? "v at Walker's Station
Barn well, Jan. 5?A telephone mes
suge was received here last night
about 11:30 o'clock to the effect that
B. N. Hanklnson, a merchant of
Walker's station. on the Southern
railway, a few miles above Black
ville. had been attacked by two en
groes while In his place of business
and severely beaten about the head,
and asked that the county blood
hounds be rushed to the scene at once.
Sheriff J. B. Morris, Supervisor G. J.
Diamond and two deputies left In
Capt. Morris' automobile, carrying
the dogs. The alleged attempt at mur
der was made about 7 o'clock last ev
ening and owing to the delay in get
ting word here, it was several hours
before the authorities and the dogs
were on the ground. It wafc also
learned that shortly after the attack,
two negroes were seen running down
the railroad track in the direction of
Blackvllle, and as the roadbedjs cov
ered with coal cinders, It was impossi
ble to find the trail.
Two strange negroes had been
noticed hanging around the little sta
tion yesterday, It Is said, and early
last night a lire was noticed In tho
woods a short distance away, with tho
I two negroes beside it. About 7 o'clock
i man wont into llankinson's store
to make a purchase and when tho
storekeeper failed to answer him, he
noticed blood on his head. A closer
examination disclosed the fact that
he had been struck a terrible blow
with some blunt Instrument and
was in a dazed condition, walking
around in a circle and taking notice
of nothing. A doctor was called In
and advised taking htm to a Colum
bia ho.tpltal, as his skull was badly
I crushed. This was done this morn
ing, u the place where the negroes
had their camp lire was found a
heavy oak stick, as large as a man's
wrist, on which were blood stains
?The tree from which the stick was
cut was also found.
Capt, Morris has sent telegrams In
every direction asking that a close
watch be kept for the two assalllants,
and the rural policemen are also do
ing their utmost to apprehend them.
It is thought that robbery was tho
motive for the attack on Mr. Hankln
Condition is Grave.
A report from the Columbia hospi
tal was to the effect that B. X. Han
kinson was resting quietly late last
night. His condition is exceeding
Live Each Day.
Foresight is very wise, but foresor
row very foolish, and castles are, at
any rate, better than dungeons in the
, air.?Sir John Lubbock.
We like to know the weakness of
eminent men; it consoles us for our
inferiority.? M,fll?:nc de Lambert.
Uncared-for Children a Menace.
Every child that gTows up without
adequate caro Is certain to bo a bur
den to the state in after life.
Valuable Oil From Rubber Tree.
Seeds of tho rubber tree yield an oil
resembling and not Inferior to linseed
oil In quality.
First Street Gas Lamps.
Street gas lamps were first used In
London In 1S07.
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
Salesman/Wanted to look after our
interest kyl/aurens and adjacent conn
ties. Salary or Commission. Addrcs^
The Victor Oil Company, Cleveland.
O. y 24-lt-pd
Bog Fjrf Sale?One S-months old
shoppara for sale. Well grown and
a good cow driver. See E. W. Mar
Salesmen .Wanted. -Large Eastern
Manufacturer of well known staple
line wauls traveling salesmen in this
territw^. No former experience re
quired. Bteady position. Earn big
pay while you learn. Address for par
ticulars. Dept. 50, I-rock Drawer 827,
Chicago 111. 24-lt-pd
Cow for Snle-Extra fine registered
Jersey h*\v for $55.00. Perfectly gen
tle, nflXiad traits. (5 years old. and
calvedwan. 6th 1013. Also one Regis
tered Jersey bull. 8 months old ready
for service at $15.00, registration in
cluded. D. E. Todd, Laurens, S. C,
R. F. I). No. 1. Ji lted
For stile/ A sound, driving and work
horse, ?srven years old and in good
condltijfi. A bargain to one wanting
an all-round good horse. George T.
Little, Lanford Station, R. F. I).
Dalrj^Trodnrts--Sweet milk, butter*
mllk^/reani, butter, eggs and chick
ens mr sale. Prompt delivery. Phone
No. 273. J. Wade Anderson. 24-5t.
For Sale?Good horso and delivery
wagon*yfr snle cheap. Both in excel
lent q/ndltlon. Apply to Stavron
Bros. & Scopas Co., Laurens, S. C.
. i 24-3t
Foj/Sale Pine residence lot on
Church street, short distance from
graded school tmllding. Bargain for
cash. C. D. Barksdale. 21-2t