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LAURENS, S. C* FEBRUARY 12, 1918
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The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the loeal news of all the
communities In the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contrl
bntlons.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
When four thousand children gath
er in Laurens, how many parents will
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"Four bhousavixi children (for the
county school mir" is to be the slo
gan for tho next few weeks In Lau
renB count, so says Supt. Geo. L. Pitta.
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Indications all over the south
point to an immense acreage In cot
ton this year. The wise farmer will
do well to prepare for other crops
than cotton. Plant enough corn and
other grain to feed the stock, if no
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That was startling information that
the dispensary winding up committee
gave to the legislature several days
ago when it charged that graft was
everywhere in the liquor business of
Charleston. 1 Whoever would have
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Supt. of Education Geo. L Pitts and
the supervisor of rural schools, Miss
Wll Lou Gray, should receive the
hearty co-operation of every school
child, every teacher, every parent and
every trustee in the county In their
effort to have a great educational
day at bhe couaty-soat In April.
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Agricultural papers are urging up
on their readers tho necessity of
spraying fruit trees at this season of
the year. The successful fruit grow
er must not c*peot the fruit to make
itself without attention. Cultlvato the
apples, peaches and other fruits as if
it wore cotton or corn. Give them
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Miss Gertrude M. Moulton (know
her?) stated the other day, after ex
amining the feet of one thousand
University of Illinois girls, that not
one of them had a perfect foot. No
wonder. MJss Moulton Is searching
for trilbies in the wrong territory.
She ought to make a little survey of
the attu.ttian around Laurens.
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If the consumer consumed all that
the producer produced and the pro
ducer found sale Tor everything that
be produced, and if the producer sold
direct to tho consumer, wouldn't this
be a grand old world? None of us
would then have to work but three
bourse a d;vy, and all would be In milk
and clover and everybody would be
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Tho next progre.wlve step In tho
?educational advancement of Laurens
county will be tho County School
Fair, which Is to be hold April 28th.
Every parout in the county and every
ono interested in the educational pro
gress of Uic count/ should prepare
to take an interest in It. It Is going
to be one of the greatest events In the
history of the county.
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An Interesting statement was made
1>y one or the Laurens glass hlowors
the other day. He said that, with
two exceptions, all the blowers om
ployed in tho Laurens plant were
;marrled. Tbi9 is a splendid Indication
;of the stability and worth of I>au
jrons' new townsmen. These people
Chavo not moved their families bore
H$it, many of them, hut as soon a??
plant is In smooth running order
wives and children will bo sent
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AYS ON CORN EXPOSITION.
he Aaivertlser has a very attrae
featoro In store for its readers
t week, when It will publish a
ber of essays on the corn cxposl
wrfcteu by the school children
attended from the Laurens city
Is. The following week or there
Tbe Advertiser will bo glad to
Jsh the essays of any of the chil
of the county. r'ho visited the
exposition. Supt. Jones, of tho
city schools, suggested the Idea and
he has already sent in a number of
essays so his school will roeclve first
attention. We would suggest to the
teachers that they have their pupils
hand in their essays to them and then
the best ones can be chosen for publi
cation. Pleaae do not correct the
little ones' essays, so that they
will sound as if written by their
ciders. We want the children's
stories, not the teachers'.
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LOSS IN CITY ADVERTISING.
How much more profitable it would
be if all the money wasted by
different cities of South Carolina
in individual advertising could
be thrown Into a lump sum and
and used in advertising the resour
ces of the state as a whole. That
such co-operation would be more
profitable than the present method
of aimless and disorganized adver
tising must foe admitted by evea the
most enthusiastic adrvocates of the
present methods. Whereas now each
city in the state is engaged In a battle
against all of her neighbors and gain
ing in wealth and population large
ly at the expense of her neighbors,
co-operation would mean prosperity
for them all. Increase in wealth and
prosperity of any city In South Caro
lina means today largely a decrease In
wealth and prosperity of some other
city. .This Is evident when we think
of the fact that South Carolina is
gaining In population but little from
immigration and that Increased pro
ductivity and consequent Increase in
wealth 1b dependent largely upon
this. Therefore, and shifting of
population means a shifting of
wealth and when one center gains
another must lose.
Thus we have a great scramble in
South Carollnt to get hold of what
is already hero rather than to secure
population and wealth from the out
side. One city spends thousands of
dollars trying to draw citizens and
trade from 1U nearby neighbor and
this neighbor does the same thing
in return. In the contest of forces, the
advertising energy from both cities is
largely wasted, the results gained by
cither being questionable. Thousands
and thousands of dollars are being
spent for city advertising, providing
juicy plums in most cases for "civic
engineers," when half of the money
would bring manifold results if used
In advertising elsewhere the resources
and agricultural possibilities of the
state as a whole.
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BETTER RAILROAD FACILITIES.
With the approach of spring and
the passing of the depression conse
quent upon a short crop, the businese
men are bcglning to forget the past
nnd to think of the future. The
best evidence of this is shown in the
number of agitations for building
new railroads. Announcement was
made several days ago that Asa G.
Chadler now behind a movement to
construct a railroad across the moun
tains from Greenville to Knoxville.
For several weeks and, In fact,
months The Anderson Daily Mall
has been agitating the question of a
railroad from Anderson to Hartwell,
(Ja. It was suggested at one time
that this railroad be-built on through
to this point and thence to Union, con
necting with the Southern railway
there. The latest developments in
in railroad building took place In Co
lumbia several days ago when a con
current resolution was Introduced
into the house of represenatlves by
Mr. W. C, Irby, Jr., of this county, to
allow a bill to be Introduced to In
corporate the Palmetto Railway com
pany whose object Is to build an ln
terurbnn railroad from Columbia to
Greenville, and authorize elections
to allow the people of the counties
through which the road Is to pass to
vote bonds with which to build It.
All of these railroad schemos are
of the greatest interest to the city of
Laurens. The building of cither or
any of them would prove of Immense
benefit to this place. The Greenville
& Knoxville road would give us a
more direct line to and from the mid
dle west and would make possible
the lowering of through freight rates.
The building of a line from Hartwell,
Oa., to Laurens and then on to
Union, If carried out, would give
Laurens better connections with more
trnlns to Anderson and to points west
of there, besides opening up and put
ting in closer connections with Lau
rens of nil that territory between
here nnd Helton which now has no
railroad connections and which is one
of the host farming districts of the
state. The other line Just being agi
tated, the Interurbnn from Columbia
to Greenville would stimulate trade
by creating competition nnd provid
ing more frequent trains.
All of these railroad projects are
of utmost importance and should rc
cleve the indorsement of every citi
zen in the territories to bo affected.
Whichever one is placed on a working
basis first ^should reciovo the undi
vided support of every citizen. Af
ter one is built, the attention enn be
directed, to the next and In* tlrno nil
of tbem should he built and put In
operation. Certainly all of us should
feel hopeful that'this would he accom
plished, for then Laurens would I
have railroad facilities next to none
in this state.
But, we, personally, have thought
abotlt this line from some Georgia
point through Anderson to here and
thence to Union for some time and we
feel like it is the 'most Important,
from Laurens' standpoint, of them
all. It certainly would be a great day
for Anderson when such a line is com
menced and Laurens would benefit |
but little and we are sure that every
man in Laurens and Clinton stand
willing to do all in his power to fur
ther either or all of the projects.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Go After It.
So far as we can learn the prlncl-!
pal promoters of the proposed elec-1
trie railroad from Greenville to Co.
lumbia by way of Laurens and Clin
ton are some citizens of the two last |
named towns. Among those appear
ing before the legislature to urge j
the passage of n resolution providing |
for the chartering of the new com
pany, besides the members of the
Greenville, Laurens, Newfoerry and
Greenville legislative delegations,!
were W. L. Gray, Dr. A. J. Christo-1
pher and E. S. Hudgens, of Laurens;
Prof. A. E. Spencer, of the Presby
terian College of South Carolina at
Clinton; W. W. Harris.edltor of The
Chronicle, and Solicitor R. A. Cooper,
While we have seen no definite I
statement as yet of the plans of these j
promoters we are told that they pro.
pose to have the various townships
along the proposed rond float bonds
to subscribe to the capital stock of
the railway. This would be a rather
slow and tedious process but there Is
no reason why such a plan should
not succed. There Is no doubt butl
that such a railroad as is planned
would benefit every township through
which it would pass to an extent
that the townships would be justified
in voting bonds for Its construction.
The only difficulty would be in mak
ing some citizens In each of the I
townships realize the fact.
Greenville would be delighted to!
see this new railroad and will un
doubtedly do its part towards its con
struction. No timo should be lost in
assuring those citizens who are pro
moting It that we are with them in
sympathy and will co-operate in any
way necesbary.?Oreenvlllo Dadly
For Snle?Good horse and delivery
wagon cheap. Hotlt/n excellent con
dition. Apply to Starron Bros. & Sco
pas Co.. Laurens, S. C. 29_2t I
For Sale?Ringlet Barred Plymouth
Rock eggs $1.50 /for 15, from muted
pen headed by yflO cock. All thor
ough-breda frln/ finest strain, perfect)
beauties. L. St Fuller, Laurens, S, C.
Help Wnnted at once?Anjout twen
ty-five salesmen and sn^sladles dur
ing our mammoth sale. Call in per
son. Red Hot Racket, 112 Main street
Get a Government Position?Send
L\~>e for Government Manual: Civil
Service Laws, Positions in Classified
Service (all Depts). Salaries Paid.
How Appointments are Made, Rules
Governing Examinations, Positions
outside Civil ISfrvlce where examina
tions are not?renuired. Army nnd Navy]
Enlistments. West Point and Annapo
lis Appointments, First Steps to Take
to secure a Government Position: full
Information. Althomar Co.. 717 10th
St., N. W. Washington. D. C. 29.3t
For Sale?Two good milch cows
with yo?ng cMves. W. D. Boyd.
Mountvllle. S. C. 29-U
Eergs For Snle?From nure bred S.
C. Rhode Island Red Oblekens for
sale. $1.00 per settlnf^/f fifteen. Mrs.
J. Frank Martin, Laurens, S. C.
Cows Found?One brlndle oW and
brown heifer with white majjlfs. Bell
on each. Taken up last /Wednesday.
Can be found at Mr. Mark Hellams.
Laurens R. F. D. No. 1. 29-1 t^pd
Corn Show?Batts Proliflcxtho kind
that made 228 S-4 bush*^ per acre
I have a splendid lot orsoed. $2 per
bushel. ?. A. Fuller, Route No. 5. Lau
rens, S. C. 29.r>t-pd
Lost?One ladles' shoe from/ my
shop on Laurens street. Thin* that
two ladles carried It off by/mistnko
about month ago. Please fcrflfy or re
turn to me at my shop. Jess Brock
man. 29-1 t-pd
For Sale- -75.000 Nancy Hall Sweet
Potato plants, price $1.7.1 ner thousand
Orders booked now whpfe one-fourth
of amount la sent wlfcn order. J. L.
Power. Gray Court, S. C, R. F. D. No.
Corn For Sale?600 dr/700 bush
els in the ear for sale. l/PJood, round
corn. Apply to S. J. Davis, Laurens.
For Quick Sale at Less Than Cost?
?Stock and fixtures of? sUmlo and
fancy groceries, about twfcn^y-flve hun
dred dollars. Freshest intdty; also the
nlcoly furnished store-room for rent
Address Box 23, Laurens, S. C.
For Sale?Rbodc IolandyRed eggs,
puro strain, a setting t>l/F> for $1.00.
Apply to H. S. Kennedy* Laurens.
INFW COUNTY CAMPAIGN
AT FOUNTAIN INN
Citizens Met last Friday to Inuugu
rate a Movement to Create New
(lounty from Tarts of Greenville
and Laurens Counties.
The account below of a new county
campaign meeting appeared 'in the
last Issue of The Fountain Inn Tri
bune The citizens of Fountain Inn
propo3e to raise $20,000 within that
town for tho purpose of defraying
the expenses of building a new court
house and county Jail. In order to
secure a new county, a two thirds
vott- In favor of It must be cast for
It In each of the districts to be af
fected. The following is an account
of the meeting held in Fountain Inn:
The new county campaign was
launched Friday night.
Citizens of Fountain Inn met in
Cannon's hall and deligated full pow
er to an executive committee of seven
J. M. Richardson as chairman of
the meeting, was empowered to se
lect two citizens to assist him in nam
ing this committee, and chose D. M.
Garrett and Jas. A. Fuller.
The committee selected is a live
one?J. A. Adaims, H. L. Shaw, J. E.
Maroney, R. W. Davis, T. D. Wood,
D. E. Farr and J. M. Richardson. Mr.
Richardson was selected chairman.
This exutive committe will appoint
all other committees, selected a cam
paign manager and treasurer, invite
public speakers, plan an active ad
vertising camgalgn, and solicit and
Petitions for an election will be
started over the territory this week.
Tho Attorney General of South
Carolina has been requested to fur
nish a program of the necessary work
to be accomplished before the new
county becomes a reality.
Care wllr be taken to avoid unnec
essary work or expense, and every
lick made to count.
Citizens of the town are becoming
enthusiastic, and most everybody
feels confident of the success.
The new county executive conimlt
tce held its first campaign meeting
Extensive plans were made for the
work of the coming summer.
A finance committee was appointed,
consisting of J. P. Kellettt, J. W. Fow
ler, J. H. Drummond, M. E. Redick
and John Edwards.
J. E. Maroney, a member of the
executive committee, was elected per
manent treasurer and secretary, and
J. M. Richardson, the chairman of
this committee, was given full author
ity as manager.
Other committees will be appoint
ed at a meeting to be held later this
Mothers Can Safely Buy
Dr. King's New Discovery and give It |
to the little oner when ailing and suf
fering with colds, coughs, throat or
lung troubles, tastes nice, harmless,
once used, always used. Mrs. Bruce
Crawford, Nlagra, Mo. writes: "Dr.
King's New Discovery changed our;
boy from a pale weak sick boy to the j
picture of health." Always helps.
Buy It at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
We are showing the best values in
Wall Paper over seen In Laurens.
tJ. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Statement of the Condition of the
Located at Laurens, S. C at the Close j
of Business Feb. 4th, 1013.
Loans and Discounts .. ..$ 15,810.41
Furniture and Fixtures .. 750.00
Due from Banks and Bunk
ers . 4.550.06
Gold. 305.00 j
Silver and Other Coin .... 54.43
Cheeks and Cash Items .. 59.62
Capital Stock Paid In .. ..$ 5,000.00
Surplus Fund. 2,500.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check. 7,469.90
Saving Deposits. 6,075.63
Time Certificates of Deposit 213.88
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me camo Thos. I. Swygort,
cashier of tho abovo named bank, who,
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true
condition of said bank, as shown by
tho books of said bank.
THOS. I. SWYGERT.
Sworn to and subscribed before mo
this 10th day of February, 1913.
J, J. Adams,
Correct Attest: J. Adger Smyth, Jr.,
O. B. Simmons, Thos. I. Swygort, Di
About ttfentMfive sales
men and B?lesla?ies during
our great>JMa*n/noth Sale.
Call in person at the Store.
Red Hot Racket
112 Main Ttreet
Made with different Baking Powders
From a Series of Elaborate Chemical Tests:
An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made
with each of three different kinds of baking powder?
cream of tartar, phosphate, and alum?and submitted
separately to the action of the digestive fluid, each
for the same length of time.
The relative percentage of the food digested is
shown as follows:
Bread made with
Royal Cream of Tartar Powder:
I 100 Per Cent. Digested |
Bread made with
phosphate powder: /
I Per Cent. Digested I
Bread made with
I 67% Per Cent. Digested |
These tests, which are absolutely reliable and
unprejudiced, make plain a fact of great importance
to everyone: Food raised with Royal, a cream of
tartar Baking Powder, is shown to be entirely diges
tible, while the alum and phosphate powders are found
to largely retard the digestion of the food made from
Undigested food is not only wasted food, but it
is the source of very many bodily ailments.
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL |
The Wednesday club was delight
fully entertained at a very interest
ing meeting the past week by Mrs. H.
S. Blackwell. A very Instructive pro
gram was enjoyed by the club, after
which a delicious sweet course was
A recent homo wedding of interest
to a wide circle of friends was sol
emnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank M. Fuller near Mountville.
Jan. 29th, when their daughter, Miss
Sadie L, Fuller, became the wife of
Mr. Clyde T. Franks, of this city. Tho
wedding had been quietly arranged
and only a few of the 'ultimate friends
and relatives wore present. The cere
mony was conducted by Rev. W, B,
Thayer. Thursday evening, at the
home of the groom's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Franks, a beautiful re
ception was tendered tho young cou
ple, when their friends and the friends
of the families came to offer congrat
ulations and beBt wishes for a long
and happy life. During the evening
delightful refreshments were served
and dainty souvenirs given to re
member the occasion by. Mr. and
Mrs. Franks nrc temporally at home
to their friends at the residence of
the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John A. Franks.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ho
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
i Wo, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for tho last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorablo in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry oift any obligations made
by his flrm\ /
National Dank of Commerce,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Intern
ally, acting directly upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of tho system.
Testimonials sent free. Prien 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
I yfreprepared for Srcknessi |
! \aVe Some money in fhe j
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YOU EARN 9 1 \JJ
When SIC/i A'ISvSvS, o?//imlty mi</ /i/i ?ort? of j
3 ttnlooked-Tor things oyer-tjiko ui avo must bo
J proparod Tor theni. II you were taken ?ucl- j
\ denlv ill, and it might ho several weeks beTore jj
I your recovery, would it not be a oomTortable k
$ feeling to know that you had no worries about >3
money'/ I'overty is a <lIsvnse, when you are ol<l, &
? that Is us pninTul as physical disease, l*repare H
now Tor tho December of your life, start a g
g bank account.
DO YOUR HANKING WITH ITS. U
Wo pay interest 1tt Savings Department.
Make OUR Hank YOUR Hank.
I Enterprise Bank j
Laurens, S. C. ?
| N. H. D1AT*, l'ros. C. 11. ROI'liR, Cashier B