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LAI KLNS, 8. C, FEBRUARY 2?, I?13
Tbe Advertiser will be glad to
receive tbe local news of all the
communities hi tbe county. Cor
respondent* are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
One more week and the democrats
will huv a president In the White
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That la a mighty pretty model that
the. Charieston architect had built of
the Capitol, at that.
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Tbe question now Ib, how long will
Huerta occupy the presidency before
Homebody else* revolutes.
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Solicitor Robert A. Cooper, who
has announced for governor, could
have been elected la?t ftummer If he
had chosen to run.?Anderson Daily
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The Anderson Mall says that Solic.
ltor Cooper could have been elected
Governor la.^t summer If he had
Chosen. We deeply regret that he
did not < boo so. -Oeffuey Ledger.
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Sinne .nighty good men are be
ing mentioned In connection with
the race for governor two years
hence. .Solicitor R. A. Cooper, of
Laurens, a?'i Lowndes .f. Browning,
of Union, ire the latest entrants. Both
good men ,n are some others, who are
in Iho race Daily Piedmont.
.?"?. COOPKIt FOR GOVERNOR,
The statement from Columbia to the
veffi?* that Hon. R. a. Cooper Intends
m'l-'ng the race for governor in KM4
co?"s B.i pleasing news to the people
of '?'s hoiun county. Mr. Cooper Is
?m'-entlK qualified In every way to fill
the office ; i which he aspires and In
, en-" he }, elected will rrdlect credit
up'"i the people no knowing him.
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The guboinational aspirations of
Co' Cannon of Laurens wr?re per
hp- nipped In the hud when he was'
de'' \to*l foi mayor Tuesday by a
.to'" of ci to 160.?r Ander son Daily
O-u of luatlcc to Col. Cannon, it
Hbr Id be stated that he definitely do
nle ' nny intention of running for gov
ernor several d.iys before the mayoral
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\ Unparalleled perhaps in the history
[of the country was the act of The
Ipo'unybl' Hl ite in guaranteeing and
a'-'ng in put the $40,000 demanded
j the directors of the National Corn
J3x'>oslt!on before they would consent
to Its being held In South Carolina.
TT'i w;w i magnificent display of
pubMc spirit and deserves the com
tocrdation of every citizen who has
the we'n'are. )f the farming people at
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f -Fo eoiuiil lint can be made, in so far
\ti ' ?1? territory is concerned, because
>f trie contemplated discontinuance
>f ho Pullman chatr car between
Wrenville rid Charleston, flow the
mr Is patronized between Columbia
ml} Cbartetiton wo do not know, but
Btween Columbia and Greenville /ery
m. people use it. If the traveling
u" le do;'i; .,'>t patronize the car, then
w ?ioo no reason why they should
?et to having It tahen off. This
Ii ha? been attached to the wrong
?/HH to accommodate the i>eopie of
'IK section, anyhow, for Lhose peo.
A who appreciate sucli conveniences
Ol' rally u?e the morning and even
fjf trainn to and from Columbia and
? Jp-nvUle These mid-day trains are
J taed by I hose business and profea
il own .vho r-~<> !w Greenville or to
"nimflita at frequent intervals and
'V are able and willing to pay the
i fare to tide In the chair car.
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p.) > you i*.'itronlr.e the home nier
Us? Tills la addresse.i to the la
( Or do you go elsewhere to de
shopping or do you prefer to
? - .iiercli.?iidi.se from distant cities?
B oa? Does your husband or broth
\ r anybody near yon coini>Iain of
??poor business? If he does, do you
realize the rea/son for It? One reason
is this: Other women, like yourself,
arc running off to some nearby city or
ordering from big northern mall-order
houses to buy what you could get here
for the same money. Too many peo
ple from Laurens go off to ot-her cities
to trade, when they could get the same
things here or could entourage the
local people to keep these things by
buying them when they have tbem In
stock. 80, let's quit this thing of
patronizing other towns and patronize
the merchants of Laurens. Stand* to
gether! . * ? -
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GOVERNMENT AIDED BO AD 8.
The Advertiser has received the let
ter below from Sen. Jonathon Bourne,
Jr., in reference to government eid in
making good roads. Me would like to
bear some expression from the people
of this county as well as of other coun
ties as to the policy which should be
followed in expending money from the
national treasury for roads. Those
who care to do bo, should write Sen
ator Bourne, giving their opinion on
the subject. Every citizen who is in
terested in good roads should consid
er It a duty to wrke Sen. Bourne, as
be is trying to serve the people in the
way best that suits them. The let
ter Is as follows:
Washington, D. C
February 1, 1913.
My Dear Sir:
I am very anxious to obtain for
the benefit of the Joint Committee, an
Intelligent expression of public opin
ion on the basic question luvolved in
the granting of Federnl aid in road im
provement. It occurs to me you might
like to cooperate in this matter to the
extent of stimulating the public to an
expression of their views. If this
suggestion strikes you favorably, will
you kindly ndviso me as early as prac
ticable as to the public opinion In
your section - f the country on the
1. Should the Government makje
appropriations in aid of public roads?
2. On what roads should the first
Government appropriation if made, be
expended: <a) all roads: (b) post
roads tr. f. d. and star routes): (c)
main traveled market roads; (d) main
highways connecting Important cities
and towns In State; (e) trunk line,
Interstate highways connecting State
capitals and large cities?
3. Should the Government appro
priation be expended on construction,
on maintenance, on general Improve
ment, or on any or all of these, or
should the allotment by the Govern
ment be unconditional, or paid as a
reward after local authorities have
constructed or maintained a highway
in good condition?
1. What proportion of cost of con
struction, improvement, or mainten
ance should tie borne by National J
Government, State, county, road dis-j
trlc?. and abutting property owners,
respectively, or what amounts should
be allotted to the State on t'ti uncon
ditional plan, or what amounts per
mile should be paid as rewards?
5. Should the Federal appropria
tion be apportioned among the States
on bits is of population, area, mileage
of roads, mileage of rural and star
routes, taxable valuation, or a com
bination of these? I
6, Should the supervision of con
struction or maintenance of /Govern
ment aided ro:?rls be by the Federal
Government, the State and local au
thorities, or Jointly?
Kindly let me know In what manner
you submit these questions to the peo
ple of your community, and how soon
1 you can probably report the concensus
Yours very truly,
Jonathan Bourne. Jr..
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Those farmers who are thinking of
Increasing their cotton acreage this
year would do well to boar In mind
the Information contained in n few
lines In Dun's Review last week.
Persistent roporta were in circula
tion of a dull spot demand at the
South, while practically add advices
regarding new crop prospects were of
an optimistic tenor. Active prepara.
tlons are being carried on for the
commencment of the planting season
and authentic dltpatches from various
sections Indicate that the acreage will
bo materially extended. It Is at once
apparent that present conditions furn
ish a strong incentive for the cultiva
tion of every available acre, nnd the
impression prevails that there will be
less diversification of crops than dur
ing the past couple of years, owing
largely to the comparatively low price
of corn. Further evidence of the re
cent decline In export business was
supplied by the official returns of ex
ports of domestic products In Janu
ary, which showed that 899,000 bales
of cotton had been shipped abroad in
that month against 1,413,000 In the
same period of 1912. For the seven
months ended with January the total
was 0.089.000 bales against 7,085,000 in
the earlier year.
The relatively high price of cotton
the past season is certain to cnuse(
an increase in acronge the coming
season. With the earth now filled with
moisture after an unusually wet win
ter, an above the average crop is as
sured under most any weather condi
tions. It scorns to us that the wise
farmer will look more than ever this
year to the cultivation of other crops
and not dopend upon his cotton. It is
true that corn Is not so high now, but
the very thing that Is liable to make
cotton go down is liable to send corn
up. Anyhow, the man who plants
enough coin to supply his own needs
doesn't care whether It Is high or low.
The price doesn't interest him.
The time to control the price of cot
ton is now, not next November.
Dr. It. E. Ilns-be* Again Made Sec
retary of the Tri-State Medical So
< i< tj Without Opposition.
At the meeting of the Tri-State
Medical society, held In Norfolk last
week, Dr. Rolfe E. Hughes was again
re-elected secretary of the society.
The society Is composed of ?eading
physicians of the three states of the
two Carolinas and Virginia. As sec
retary of this large body of men. Dr.
Hughes occupies quite a prominent
place in the public eye. While in
Norfolk last week, he was much
sought after by the newspaper report
ers who wanted to secure Interviews
from the prominent members. One of
the papers. The Ledger-Dispatch, had
his picture "tuk" and displayed it in
a prominent position on the front
page, publishing at the same time an
Interview secured from the genial doc
tor. . The following is the clipping
taken from the Norfolk paper:
Norfolk Rest of Entertainers.
" 'This beats anything I have ever
seen. I have attended many conven
tions, but these Norfolk people carry
off the palm when it comes to enter
taining their visitors. And they do It
so naturally, with so much ease, that
It impresses one that it Is Just their
way of doing things. 1 like this city.
Its people and their hospitality. It's
the kind of Virginia hospitality you
read about. I believe every member of
this society will welcome the time
when they can come back to Norfolk
for another convention.'
"This was the way in which Dr.
Rolfe E. Hughes, of Lauren^. S. C, ex
pressed his appreciation of the atten
tion shown the members of the Tri
State Medical Society, which closes Its
fifteenth annual session at the Monti
cello Hotel today. Dr. Hughes was
re-elected secretary of the society to
day. He declared If the organization
does not hold another convention In
Norfolk soon, he is coming back here
on his own accord, because he knows
he can't stay away.
"Dr. Hughes Is one of the most affa
ble and most popular members of the
Tr!-State Medical society. Ho was
secretary several years ago, and was
so well liked that his associates pro
moted him to the presidency. When
he had finished his term In that office
he was induced to again accept the
BCCrotaryshlp, which he has held since
without even talk of opposition."
CLINTON' BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Presbyterians Ihne Completed Ar
rangements far Hie Coming Season.
The baseball schedule of the Pres
byterian college has been completed
and the following list of games for
this spring has been given out by Mr.
W. P. Jacobs, Jr., manager of the team
j for this season. Mr. S. L. Leaman
Is captain of the bunch and Mr. B. E.
Doak, coach of last year Is again In
charge of the squad. Manager Jacobs
is confident of a winning team and
Coach Doak believes that the material
this year is better than last.
March .'U?Purman at Greemville.
April 1?Wofford at Spartanburg.
April 1?Fuininn' at Clinton.
April 8?Citadel at Clinton.
April 12?Charleston at Clinton.
April 16?-Wofford at Clinton
April 18?Clemaon at Clemson.
April 19?Erskino at Due West.
April 24?Erskino at Clinton.
April 29?Newherry at Newberry.
May 2nd Clemson at Clinton
May 6?Newoerry at Clinton.
Two other games will probably be
arranged with Charleston and Citadel
A marriage of wide Interest. was
solemnized at tho home of Mr. nnd
Mrs. Fleming H. Smith Wednesday at
1 o'clock, when Miss Hattlo Boulware,
sister of Mrs. Smith, became the wife
of Dr. Alva Weaver, of l.?ack City, Rev.
W. E. Thayer. performing the cere
mony. Following the ceremony, a
delightful luncheon was served. The
couple then took the afternoon train
for Ijake City, where they will resldo
In the future. The wedding was a
very quiet affair, being witnessed by
Only ' a few relatives and intimate
friends of tho contracting parties.
The groom Is* a rising young physi
cian of Lake City. The bride Is a
daughter of the late Mrs. Maria Boul
ware. She is a young lady of many
estimable qualities, numbering among
her friends all thoso who have ever
Notice to School Trustees.
Mr. W. K. T?te, State Rural Super
visor, will addi ess the school trustees
of Laurens County next Saturday,
March 1st, at 11 o'clock, In tho Lau
rens City School Auditorium. Every
trustee of tho County is Invited and
urged to hear this address.
Goo. L. Pitts, Co. Sup. of Education.
TRIES TO OUST
DR. J. W. BABCOCK
Blea?e Appoint* Dr. W. G. Houseal
as Superintendent of Insane As j Iura.
Senate does not I'phold Him.
Colombia. Feb. 21.?Dr. W. Gustave
Houaeal. of Newberry was Thursday"
night appointed by iLe governor as
superintendent of the State Hospital
of the insane succeeding Dr. J. W.
Babcock, the Incumbent.
The appointment -Was sent to the
senate and by request of the gover
nor waa read in open session. The
governor was on the floor of the
senate when his message first came
in. but left soon afterwards. His sud
den act'on caused a sensation.
Dr. J. W. Babcock would not dis
cuss the matter.
By a vote of 37 to 3 the Benate re
fused to confirm the appointment of
Dr. Houseal, and Dr. Babcock will
hold over. Tht vote came after mid
night and before it was taken the
governor was scored severely for his
The reason assigned by the gover
nor for his action was severely de
The governor had expected Dr.
Houseal to be elected a member of
the board of trustees of the Char
leston Medical college and said that
he gave the position of superinten
dent to the state hospital to the in
sane to Dr. Houseal to show what he
thought of him, the governor being
very much disappointed over the fail
ure of the general assembly to elect
Dr. Honseal as a trustee of the med
ical college. Dr. Houseal is a resi
dent of Newberry, and the personal
physician of the governor.
Bulwock THImnn Appointee.
Dr. Babcock was appointed super
intendent of the asylum by Governor
Tillman during his first term in
early 90's and has held the position
ever since. The constitution gives the
governor the right to appoint the
superintendent and board of regents
of the state hospital for the insane.
The naming of Dr. Houseal to suc
ceed Dr. Babcock came as a great
surprise to the general assembly and
to people generally and caused much
In Executive Session.
The senate went into executive
session at once to consider appoint
ment of Dr. W. G. Houseal as sup
erintendent of the state hospital for
the Insane. A hot debate took place
over the matter and during the
course of the discussion the splen
did work which Dr. Babcock has
done for the state asylum was laud-"
ed by member after member. Dr.
Houseal wsa referred to in highest
terms but the senate did not ap
prove of tho governor's attempt
ousting of Dr. Babcock.
To the Members of the Boys' Corn
The Boys' Corn Club for 1913 will
be one of the best we have had. Al.
ready quite a number have Joined.
Hoys, It Is not quantity we want, but
nuallty. In other words, If you do not
mean business we do not want your
name on the list of members. But if
you mean to do your very best we
urge you to join. If you wish to join
fill out the pledge blank and send it
to me at once.
We arejs^jlad to announce that there
will be k?Tic nice prizes given this
year. Most of these prizes have al
ready been secured. In next weeks
paper wo will announce the names of
those who give the prizes. These priz
es are all cash money prizes, except
the trophy cup.
in order to give every boy an equal
chance at the prizes the following
score will be used:
Best one oar.15
Best ten ears.20
Neatness of return blanks .. .. 10
The boy who makes the highest per
cent on this score will be given $25.00
The boy who makes second highest
per cent will bo given >,20.00.
Tho boy who makes third highest
per cent will be given $15.00.
Tho boy who makes fourth highest
per cent will ho given $10.00.
The boy who makes fifth highest
per cent will be given $5.00.
Over and above and Independant of
this score card will be a sterling
silver trophy cup to the boy who ex
hibits the best five ears of corn. He
la to keep this cup until some other
boy wlna It from him.
Now, boys, theso prizes are %vorth
working for. Got busy. Full particu
lars and further instruction will bo
given you from time to time.
Geo. L. Pitts,
Co. Supt. of Ed.
J. D. W. Watts,
is the greatest of modern
time helps to perfect cake
and biscuit making. Makes
home baking pleasant and
profitable. It renders the
food more digestible and
guarantees it safe from
alum and all adulterants.
MR. JOHN C. VANCE DEAD.
Prominent Citizen of Louislanna Form
er Laurens County Citizen.
Mr. John C. Vance, a former resi
dent of this county, died at his home in
Shreveport, La., recently. The Times
of that city has the following about
John C. Vance for over a quarter
of a century one of the most promi
nent men in the affairs of the State
In North Lousianna, and a gallant
Confederate veteran during the War
between the states, passed away at
1:25 this morning at the home of his
i sister, Mrs. W. C. Vance, at 310 Fen
, nla Street, after a ligering illness,
Mr. Vance had ben in feeble health
for the past two years, and since last
September has made his home with his
sister. Tuesday he was stricken with
I severe hemorrhages, and continued to
Kink until the end came.
Mr. Vance had been in feeble fealth
known men in the State and a pioneer
citizen of Bossier Parish. He was
born at Cross Hill. Laurens County, S.
C, August 4, 1843, and educated at
South Carolina College, at Columbia.
He entered the Confederate army at
the age of IS years, and served
throughout that fearful struggle with
conspicious bravery and distinction.
As a courier for General I^ongstreet
In several of the most severe engage
ments of the campaign before Gettys
burg, Mr. Vance gained great distinc
tion. He was in the gigantic strug
gle with Longstreet at Gettysburg
when Sickles made his famous charge.
Prominent in Politics.
Mr. Vance moved to Bossier Par
ish in 1865, shortly after the close of
the war, and took a very prominent
part in the dark and bloody recon
struction days of the State, when it
was reclaimed from carpet-bag and
negro rule. He was a member of
the first constitutional convention, a
member of the first white Legisla
ture of the State after the war, and
served several terms as a member of
the State Senate.
During Cleveland's first adminis
tration, Mr. Vance was made surveyor
of the port or New Orleans, and dur
ing Murphy J. Foster's occupancy of
the gubernatorial chair, the deceased
was State coal guager. During the
last last years of his life, Mr. Vance
has resided In North Louisiana and is
widely known in this section.
Family Well Known.
The deceased married Miss Helen
Pmtt. Mi?den, In 1872. His wife
died on May 10, 1886. He is survived
by five daughters and one son, name
ly, Mrs. W. G. Dalzell and Mrs. Allen
Kendall, of Shrcvoport; Mrs. Leon
Hucklns, of Oklahoma City; Mrs. J.
A. Bailey, of Clinton, S. C, and Mrs.
Etlenne Bourgeois of Jackson, Miss.,
and Norwood K. Vance, of Alexan
dria. Mr. Vance 1s also survived by
his sister, Mrs. W. C. Vance of this
city, and a sister, Mrs. C. A. C. Waller
of Greenwood, S. C.
The remains will be conveyed to
Minden at 9:30 o'clock over the L. &
A. Saturday morning, where Inter
ment will be made. The gallant ex
Con federate will be burled beside the
brldo of his youth.
News of Mr. Vance's demise will be
learned with profound regret by the
many friends of tho family, as he was
a man noted not alone for his strong
and attractive personality, but for his
high character and Integrity.
I . D. C. Meeting Monday.
There will be a mooting of the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy ncxl
Monday mornlnr March 3rd., at the
home of Mrs. C. M. CP.rk on Main
street. The session will be at 10
o'clock. All the members who expect
to attend this met ting aro urgently
requested to notify the hostess.
Sheriff Buys Machine.
Sheriff John D. Owings has pur
chased an automobile in order that he
might be better prepared to go to any
part of the county on shoTt notice and
in quick time. The auto was pur
chased by the sheriff out of his own
resources, though it is to be used for
work in connection with his county
office. He states that he has so many
hurry calls from over the county that
It Is Impossible to meet the demands
with a horse and buggy, so he decided
to buy the automobile. With the
spread of telephone lines it has been
made so much easier for people to
send in urgent calls that the sheriff's
office is kept quite busy at times an
swering calls that in past years would
never have been made at all. With
this increase of work, the automobile
is a necessity and a convenience that
can hardly be done without. The
sheriff Is now learning how to manip
ulate the "critter."
Cotton Seed?Bailey's Choice Early
' Big Boll, 4 iillxThis is a hybridized,
| good bearer Votton, a good, tough,
hardy cotton; lint will measure from
1 to 1-6 inches in length. Seed $1.00
per bushel. P. 15. Bailey. Laurens,
S. C. 31-2T- Pd.
for >n\o?A lew set
Standard Hi e/j<'/Silver Laced Wyan
datte ChickenS; at 75c.
For Sale?A^fevp settings of c-Rgs, of
C. II. Honor
Lost?A frati l?if with sixteen pearls
and one rubjfc/Finder will return to
The Advertiser office and receive re
Notice?I am ready to do all kinds
of house-painting, interior and ex
terior and calciminlng. Best work,
prompt service. Also 1913 selection
of wall papers, all new designs. Head
quarters at Brooks Hardware Com
pany P. C. Martin. Laurens, S. c.
Cow For Snle?Extra fine reglsteied
cow, fresh In milk, three years old,
large size, fawn color, price $66, Also
two registered bull calves, at $10 each,
with registration papers. D. E. Todd,
R. F. D. No. 1 Laurens S. C. 31-11
For Sale?Nice lot on South Harper
street nt Eastern E/cpopure, size 63x
218. Price $1000.0uV^Also the Ow
ings property In rear of Kennedy Bros,
store price $3,150. Charles R. Bishop
Real Estate Broker. 30-2t-pd
For Rent?-Two-horse farm wit'h
splendid dwelling, good tenant house
and necessary outbuildings, with plen
ty of water, ono mile from Barksdalo
known as Margarfct Dial home place.
Would rent to scharf; white man who
is able to run himself. Apply to Jno.
I). Hunter, Routo No. 4. Laurena, S.
For Sale?2 JPlrfg mules. Apply to
A. L. Howard, west Main street, Ijau
rens, 8. C. 30-lt-pd
Get a Government Position?^Send
25c for Government Manual: Civil
Service I^aws, Positions in Classified
Service (all Depts). Salaries Veld,
How Appointments are Made, Rules
Governing Examinations, Positions
outside (Sivil fflh'lce whore exa, lina
lions are not lTWUrcd, Army and 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, i>. C. 217-31.
For Sale?Ringlet Barred Plymouth
Rock eggs $1.50 tor 15. from mated
pen headed by WO cock. All thor
ough-breds from finest strain, perfect
beauties. L. S. Fuller, Laurens, S. C.
Corn Show -Batts Prolific, the kind
that made 228b^Kbu8hcls per acre.
I have a splenfrfd lot of seed. $2 per
bushel. O. A. Fuller, Route No. 5, Lau
rens, S. C. 29-6t-pd
Corn For Sale^ffOO or 700 bush
els In tho ear Wr sale. Good, round
corn. Apply to S. J. Davis, I-rfiurena.
For Quick Sale at Less Than Cost?
?Stock and fixtunnf' of staplo and
fancy grocer les.tafoout twenty-five hun
dred dollars. Freshest In city; also the
nicely furnished store-room for rent
Address Box 23, Laurons, S. C.