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Laurens, 8. C.
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Advertising Rates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of Thanks t One
cent a word.
Fkitored at the postofflce at Laurens,
S. C. as second class mail matter.
LAURENS, 8. C, MA RUH 1?, 1?!*.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive Ibe local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor.
respondents arc requested to
sign their names to tbe contri
butions. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Easter comes but once a year.
When ladies buy their new head
gear. (Get the campbire!
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Ed DeCamp suggests that the Press
Association take Its annual Jaunt this
year to Jacksonville. Wis? old owl!
Why not Oayton. O.. or Chattanooga?
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They say that one of the principal
characteristics of Representative Mc
Cravy is his common sense. From his
refusal to l>e drawn into the race for
United State? Senate, he ought rather
to be classed with those with uncom
mon sonst*. A less level-headed man
than Mr. McCravy could easily have
been drawn into this race after the
flattery and commendations he has
had heaped upon him. It seems that
the "boom" was launched without his
knowledge and he showed rare good
sense and an excellent spirit of self
denial ami love for the state in re
fusing to be drawn into It. Whether
or not he could have been elected Is
a question that would only have been
decided by the election and politics
take curious turns sometimes. Rut
Mr. McCravy raid that he had other
work to do in this state and he Bhould
bo highly commended for sticking to
an unfinished task, instead of trying to
gra.p higher honors on a reputation
gained on work not yet finished
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Easley Is one good-sized town in
the upper part of the state that is
mot seekittp to become a county seat.
And Prosperity Is another. A town
doe ? not have to be a county seat in
order t/> -Ik; ?progressive and prosper
It cannot be denied that the forma
tion of a new county aids In the de
velopment of the new county-seat
through che Increase In populatiou and
the consequent enhancement of real
estate values. Rut, this in itself is
not necessarily beneficial to all the
Citizens of the county-seat though it
adds wealth to the owners of sur
plus property. The new comers
might not be and art? not always gen
wine producers and they are the only
ones of any benoflt to the town, but
?night be and often nro but partici
pants in the trade which the county
neat already enjoys. Seventy-five
thousand dollars spent in building new
manufacturing industries would be
equally it not more beneficial than
tho same amount spent In securing a
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TUM PRESS MEETING.
Pres. H *L. Watson, o' the Press
Association baa started the wheels
Broiling for tho annual meeting which
Is to be hold this year In Charleston,
Pres. Watson has called for sugges
tions as to the annual trip after the
regular meeting. It Is our bellof, based
on observation rather than testimony,
that the majority of the mombers of
the association would llko to do away
fwlth this trip within a trip and give
their attention to something else. To
?a great oiao/, >;he o.u?ay of time and
to^r.'y for* Ul? meeting itself is as
much as tihoy care to make. There
nro various reasons for this which all
the mom bora readily appreciate.
In lieu of a trip. It seems to us that
the duration of the meeting should ho
gnade one day longer, though tho pro
gram should remain the same length.
is our idea that If this wore done
nnd if tho business sessions wore held
fh the mornings and evenings and the
afternoons left open for other pleas
more mombers would be
lo to attend at least a part of the
tneetlng and all who attend would take
-more Interest In tho sessions. It can
Hot be denied that a great many of
flte membors attend the annual meot
frgs expecting other pleasures than
those afforded by the different items
on the program. There Is no criticism
to )>o made because of this, but if
seme *?>?wMinrM wow taken to provkle
a time for business and a time for
pleasure, more general attendance up
on the business sessions would result.
This arrangement would give am
ple time for business and recreation
nnd would, we believe, meet with the
approval of a majority of the mombers
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SAME COTTON. LESS ACRES.
The Progressive Farmer expresses
more concisely than we could ever
hope to our idea of the policy which
the southern farmers should adopt in
growing cotton, vir,, the cultivation
of fewer acres but in such manner as
to produce a crop equal that now
being raised on the present acreage.
Though The Progressive Farmer does
not suggest what to do with the poor
land which is now being worked un.
profitably, we would go a little furth
er and urge the necessity of cultivat
ing this by systematic rotation of crops
so that it will in tlm? become equally
as fertile as the good land is now. Says
The Progressive Farmer:
"Fewer acres In Cotton?more cot
ton to the acre! This to our thinking,
should be the slogan for cotton grow
ers this year?or any other year for
"Tho folly of an excessively large
crop has been repeatedly pointed out
and is now generally recognized. Yet
these excessive crops are planted ev
ery few ><>ars and low prices follow.
These, in turn, are followed by steren
uous efforts to reduce the acreage; and
whenever the acreage is reduced, or a
bad crop year comes, and the price
goes a little above normal there is an
other general rush to plant every
available acre to cotton.
"We said last week that the only
way to make the cotton crop a steaally
profitable crop, would be to change
southern farming from the single
"sale-crop" basis to the basis of a
system of diversified farming in which
livestock, food crops, feed crops and
soil-building crops should all be giv
en their proper places This we be
lieve with all our heart; and if any
reader has not laid out his farming
to conform to a systematic rotation
which considers first the fertility of
his soil, he should begin this spring
to work out such a rotation.
"This is the rational way permanent
ly to reduce the cotton acreage to a
reasonable size and to insure reason
able crops from the land planted. It
is hard to find words fitly to describe
the suicidal folly of planting to cot
ton, year after year, 12,000,000 acres
of land that cannot reasonably be ex
pected to produce a profitable crop.
Let us Implore every reader of The
Progressive Farmer who has been
guilty of this folly In the past to see
that his part of it ends this very year.
"Plant to cotton this year only land
that will give you a paying crop. It
only makes you poorer to tend those
"Then, on the land you plant use
every effort to make a good yield.
There Is no reason over to expect cot
ton prices high enough to make the
average yield profitable. It is folly
to say that Instruction in cotton grow
ing Is not needed. Good farming?
yes, respectable farming?would dou
ble the average yield; and as long as
20.000,000 acres of land Is tended to
produce the crop that should grow on
15,000,000 acres, the cotton farmer is
going to be in poor shape to fight the
battle for a scientific marketing sys
tem. What the farmer wants is not
so much higher prices as larger pro
fits, and his first duty Is to make his
crop at a reasonable cost. To do this
he must, first, stop wasting labor on
fields that cannot pay, and second,
make the fields he docs tend produce
their crops at as lo^v cost as possible.
When ho does this, some profit will be
assured; and he will soon bo in a
position to finance his own cotton crop
and to help fix the price for it."
CLEARS FACE OF
Wonderful ZF.MO Also Stops Terrible
Itching AT ONCE;; Cures All SkJn
Get a 25c bottlo otf ZEMO today.
At last! At last! One application
of ZEMO, the wonderful now treat
ment, quickly put an end to those
awful, humiliating pimples and black
heads. For tho first time In months
I haven's been ashamed to go out In
public." A trial of ZEMO will con
vinco you of Its astonishing results In
clearing the complexion.
ZEMO is a clean, antiseptic, solu
tion not a greasy paste or olntmont.i
You simply apply it on tho afflicted
part?your pimples, blotches and
blackheads,?all eczema sores and
pains, prickly heat, rash, tetter inflam
ed or reddened skin, all disappear. It
also cures dandruff, which is scalp
eczema. ZEMO Is guaranteed to stop
Itching immediately. It gives instant
"I havo had wonderful benefit from
your famous ZEMO for the skin. It
has cured my face completely." Miss
E. N., Rugby Place, St. Louis, Mo.
ZEMO Is sold in 25c sealed bottles
and guaranteed In Laurens by Lau
rons Drug Co.
Wo now have a complete lino of Oil
Cook Stoves You will find our prices
very low. If you want an oil stovo it
will pay you to call on us.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkos & Co.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Tb? More the Merrier!
By the way, who Is running for
postmaster here? Things are getting
a little dull along that line. Can't
somebody pull out one of those pe
titions and start something ?LaurenB
Advertiser. What for do you want to
stir the thing??Newberry Herald and
Messrs. W. C. Bynum, of George
town; and B. L. Jones, of Laurens, tw>
former Newberry boys, were honored
by the State Teachers' association.
The former was chosen vice president
of the association at its meeting in Co
lumbia last week and the latter as
secretary. No South Carolina asso
ciation can get along without New
berry people.?Newberry Herald and|
Listen at Greneke!
Another announcement hailed with |
pleasure by many people is that of j
Mr. John F. Bolt, of Laurens, for rail
road commissioner. Whatever the
number of candidates, the man who
get the place will have Jno. F. Bolt to
beat. He is the man. No stranger is
is Laurens long until he is John Bolt's
friend?an John's his, if he is any
man at all. He is the embodiment of
the Laurens spirit, which is fine, and
the personification of the Laurens
friendship, which is genuinely warm
and sincere.?'Newberry' Herald and
Going to the Top.
Mr. S. B. Boney has been promoted
to tho position of city editor on the
Charleston News and Courier. Mr.
Boney is one of the brightest of the
bright men on the staff of that fine
daily. The Herald and News reporter
became acquainted with Mr. Boney
when the former was reporter for the
Laurensvllle Herald and the latter was
editor of the Laurens Advertiser. The
Charleston people will find in Mr.
Boney a clever, capable and most ex
cellent city editor of thoir popular I
newspaper?Newberry Herald and|
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Shiloh, March 17.?We have been
having a lot of rain in this communi
ty. Hope to see some dry weather
for a while.
Mrs. Chestien has been very sick,
but Is slowly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henderson
spent Thursday with Mr. Barl Gray.
Miss Alma Gray spent Tuesday night
with Lily Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson were
visiting in this community Saturday.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page One.)
a creditable speaker, whoever he may
Tuesday was ladies' day down town,
Bailey Brothers and J. W. Copeland
company both displaying their spring
millinery. Tho hats arc really ex.
tromely pretty this spring and less
freakish than baa been the case for
The young ladies' embroidery club
met on Monday afternoon with Miss
Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Jr., entertain
ed the merry wives on Wednesday af
ternoon and the Civic League on Fri
Miss Oorrle Copeland and Master
John Craig of Statosvllle, are visiting
at Capt. J. W. Copcland'8.
Mrs. "W. P. Anderson and Miss An
nie Graham Anderson will leave
Thursday for their new home in Tim
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moody and
Miss Susan left tho past week for a
visit in Florida.
Mrs. It. Z. Wright and Miss Sallie
Wright have returned from an extend
ed visit in Greenville.
A SURE REMEDY
FOR LAZY LIVER
Go (o Laurens Drng Co. for this Safe,
Reliable Remedy and Get Your
Money Bnck if it * nils.
Thero are vory f?w remedies that
gain the confidence! of druggists as
DodsonNi ldver Toncldoes. Tho Lau
rens Drug Co. sells It and hacks up
tho salo of ovory: b&ttlo with the
money back guarantee) that tho price
will be refunded If itvJills to give com
Dodson's Liver Tone costs CO cents
a bottle. It Is the safest and best
remedy for torpid liver, constipation,
biliousness, etc., that has ever been
sold in this cilty. It takes the place
of dangerous calomel and does not
lay you up as a dose of calomel oft n
does. A bottle In tho house is as good
aa fifty cents in the bank. If you or
your family need a liver tonic you have
the medicine ready. If it falls you get
your money back.
Be sure you get Dodson's Liver
Tone when you ask for It. There are
Imitations of It that may disappoint
The Union Meeting of the First Pi
'ision of the Laurens Association will
meet with Friendship Baptist church
March 29-30, 1913.
Saturday, March 29.
10:00?.Devotional Exercises. J. A.
10:30?Reports from churches.
11:00)?Introductory sermon. J. M.
1:30?The home mission work: (1)
The mountain schools, G. T. Cook;
(2) the work on the frontier, Oscar
Lanford; (3) the work among the
foreigners, E. E. Guinn: (4) the
church building fund, W. H. Drum
2:30?A Baptist sanitarium. Advantag
es and disadvantages in having a
sanitarium. Open discussion.
3:00?The Connie Maxwell Orphan
age. T. J. Hughes, J. A. Marler. W.
G. Henderson, T. B. Riddle, J. A.
3:30?Our duty towards our denomina
tional periodicals J. Daw son Bow
en, Thomas Cooper, S. E. Bramlett,
Clyde Godfrey, Charles Wilkey.
Sunday, March 30.
11:00?^Missionary Sermon. J. Daw
J. M. Trogdon,
We have JuBt recleved a large ship
ment of Window Shades in all colors
and sizes, our prices are lower than
you will find elsewhere.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
\j SPECIAL NOTICES, jjj
Rooms For Rent?Furnished *ooms
for rent. Next door to the Jiey post
office. Apply to Mrs. R. Fl/3exton,
Laurens, S. C. 34-1 t-pd
Cotton Seed For Sale?50 bushpis
of Webber Long Staple Cotton Sfced
for sale. Pure seed. Apply town. S.
Machen, Laurens, S. C. 34-lt
For Sale?One ]good work ^iorse.
Price $70.00. A good horse /or the
price. Apply to H. Y. Simp\yJn, Lau
rens, S. C. 34-2t
For Sale?5-passcnger Touring car.
One running shape, good /ires Will
sell for $250.00 cash or on/good nego
tiable papers. Bargain*' for quick
buyer. Address Box 206, I^aurens. S.
Wanted To Sell?or exchan/e for
other property, 50 colonies otf /ioob in
8 frame hives. W. D. Fowler, Glenn
Springs, S. C. 34-5t
Ring Found?Small gold ringifo/nd
near Mr. M. L. Roper's Friday. fwner
can havo by paying for this notlae. See
Joe Fuller. 34-lt
Jack?A large Tennessee J&ck for
service. Colts to show. Cat/ guaran
teed. Fee $12.50. R. G. Harris, Wood
ruff, S. C, Route No. 2. 34-^t
For Sale? Crystal White Orpington
and S. C. White Leghorn eggs. Ring
let Barred Plymouth Rock eggt /at
$1.50 per 15. Prize winners at eyun
ty fair. Good hatch guaranteed, ^lrs.
J. S. Bennett, Laurens, S. C. fyt-5t
Ginning Friday?The Hudgeits/Gln
nory will gin for the last time <\n Fri
day, March 21st. 34-lt
Salesman Wanted to look after our
Interest In Laurens and adjacebhcoun
ties. Salary or Commission. Vfddress
The Harvey Oil Co., Cleveland, O.
Eggs for Sale?My beautiful White
Runner ducks verify the clam of a
lady fancier who says: "TluV/will out
lay anything with feathers\ln it." $3
per doz. $5 per 25. Mrs. P. H. Martin,
Madden, S. C. 34-lt-pd
Grinding Days?After March 15, I
will grind only on Friday hnd Satur
day of each week. Grist mill in city
of Laurens, rear of the wed Iron
Racket. B. E. Martini ? 33-2t
Byrdrllle Dairy andl Stock Farm
Jack is ready for seiwlco. See the
colts that won prlzes\|at the County
Fair. W. D. Byrd & Son, R. F. D. 3,
telephone No. 10, Laurens, S. C.
Ryrdville Dairy and Stock Farm
has a limited amountvof Malborough
Prolific seed corn foi sale. Supply
also placed at Hunteajfi: Co. and Ow
fngs & Owings ntorBfe. Price $2.00
per bushel. W. D. Byrd & Son,
R. F. D. No. 8, telephone No. 10,
Laurens, S. C. 33-3t
Pens, Peas, Peas?Hpr sale, price
and sample sent oa application.
Hattaway & Co., Spartnnburg, S. C.
Every Farmer sending his address
to Drawer 505 Columbia, S. C, will
receive Information tKat Is valuable.
Write at once. 33-5t-pd
Duck Eggs?IndlAn Runner duok
eggs. $1.00 for 13. ^ddross Mrs. M.
A. Jones, Gray Court 32.5t
Corn For Sale?60|fA or 700 bush
els in the ear for s?N*. Good, round
corn. Apply to S. J. Davis, I-aurens.
For Quick Sale at Loss Than Cost?
?Stock and fixtures/of staple and
fancy groceries, aboux twenty-five hun
dred dollars. Freshen in city; also the
nicely furnished stere-room for rent
Address Box 23, Laurens, S. C.
Wo are showing a special in Cut
Glass Water Set, consisting of Pitcher
and six Tumblers for only $1.25.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE
Warrior Creek, March 17.?The oys
ter supper at Mrs. Roberson's Friday
night W88 quite a success and greatly
enjoyed by all the young folks.
Little Miss Eleanor Drummond of
Lanford is spending some time with
her grandmother, Mrs. J. A. Fowler.
Miss Esther Bramlett spent the
iweek-end with her aunt, Mrs. Cora
Miss Erilla Brownlee is visiting
friends in Lanford this week.
Mr. S. C. Brownlee has German
measles. There has been several cas
es in our community thlb winter.
Mrs. Bessie Owons entertained the
ladies' missionary society Thursday
Miss Josie Entrekln has returned
home after a pleasant visit to rela
tives in Laurens.
Mrs. Susan Bramlett spent Wednes
day with Mrs. Wille Fowler.
We offer special prices on Tunston
Electric Bulbs as follows: 25 wat 40c,
40 wat 45c, 60 wat 60c, Carbon bulbs
4, 8 and 16 C. P. 16 and 20 cents, 32
C. P. 35c.
S. M. ft E. H. Wilkes ft Co.
i'S'A u'A'J Jtftff
A Carload of "STUDEBAKERS"
We have just received a carload of Studebaker wagons.
Come in and look them over. Let us show you how well
a Studebaker is built.
JOHN A. FRANKS, Laurens, S. C.
Linked with the most modest prices
can be found at H. Terry's.
Do you need Dainty Neckwear, or a
New Waist or Gloves or perhaps a Dress?
All these are ready here in splendid assort
ment priced with that reasonableness that
has made our store known throughout the
The apparel that you'll be proud to
wear, awaits your choosing at this store.
Shoes, Sox, Underwear, Ties and Collars
in the latest shades and styles.
Visit Our Opening
Laurens, S. C.