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I, unions, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
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LAURENS, S. C APRIL 80, 1918.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor?
respondent* are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Leiters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
The Atlanta Journal says that a
woman either poses, supposes or im
poses.?The Daily Piedmont. Or pro
? ? ?
Sunday is Mother's Day and It will
bo celebrated all over the nation by
the wearing of a white flower. Since
it is such a beautiful custom and onei
so easily observed only a suggestion
of the date will be necessary for its
proper observance. While it Is but a
simple tribute that is paid to her it is
one that is due her and one that will
be more highly appreciated than the
most costly gift. Secure a white rose
early Sunday morning and if a rose
cannot be found get a white flower of
any Tarlety and wear it for her sake.
? ? ?
There are several telegraph posts of
the C. N, & L railroad between here
and Clinton that stand almost in the
conter of the public highway which
should be removed by the railroad.
Not only are they unsightly and dan
gerous, situated as they are, but they
make it difficult for the supervisor to
work them well. We understand that
complaint has been made to the rail
road people on several occasions
though no steps have been taken to
move the telegraph line. Just now, nt
the opening of the summer automobile
traffle, the railroad authorities should
look into this matter and have the
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Our Monthly suggests that the
morning and evening trains to Colum
bia should have Charleston and Green
ville as terminals and that Pullmans
should be carried on both. We doubt
ed from the first that the Pullman
service on the mid-day trains as tried
for some months would prove popular,
but we arc sure that the traveling pub
lic would like to see the same ser
vice on the morning and evening
trains to and from Columbia as sug
gested by Our Monthly. These two
trains are used by the business men
to a larger extent than the mid-day
trains and we believe that if Pullmans
were put on them they would be gen
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A news item from The Spartan
burg Journel Monday ran as follows:
"Saluda?The county has borrowed
$35.000 to pay its Indebtedness." Sal
uda is one or those new counties so
often referred to by the Fountain Inn
Tribune when citing the advantages
of smaller counties. Cherokee coun
ty, another one of those new coun
ties, experienced considerable difficul
ty several weeks ago jn trying to dis
pose of bonds for al>out the same
amount with whloh to pay off indebt
edness. The indebtedness of Green
wood county is about the same, pos
School to Close Friday with Picnic
and Other ExerrlNes.
After a very prosperous year's
work, Trlnity-TMdge school will close
Friday. May 0th.
On Thursday evening at S o'clock,
an entertainment consisting of reci
tations, and dialoguse, will be given
by the school children. After the en
tertainment the ladies of the com
munity will serve cream and cake for
the benefit of the school.
On Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock,
the graduating exercises will take
The public is cordially Invited to be
present both evenings.
Graduate Nurses to Meet Here.
The Graduate Nurses Asoclatlon will
hold its annual meeting In l?aurens
next year. The association has Just
rioscj a very successful session in
Charleston and before adjourning ac
cepted the Invitation of Miss Julia
jrby to meet tn this city next year.
SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY.
One Day In he Year Set Aside on
Which to Pay Tribute to Her.
Sunday will be observed all over
the nation aa Mother's Day and 'Lau
rens will be no exception. The Kings
Daughters have been nviklng plans for
special exercises this day and the
preachers of the city have .consented
to deliver appropriate sermons. The
emblem of the day is a white flower
and the Daughters have suggested
that a white rose be worn by the peo
ple of Laurons on that day.
This day Is coming to be widely ob
served aD over the nation. Several
years ago it was first suggested and
since that time, ns the beauty of the
custom has been making its Impres
sion upon the people, it has steadily
spread and become more and more
THE CROP SITUATION'.
The local spot cotton market has
been very quiet for some weeks, very
little stock being offered for sale. The
price has ranged around 15% cents.
Planting is almost finished over the
county, though the laek of rain for the
past few weeks hns retarded germina
tion. The crop has not advanced far
enough to judge whether or not any
considerable replanting will be nec
essary. From statements from deal
ers- in Laurens indictntlons are that
an unusually large amount of fertili
zers is being used this year. Whether
or not the acerage has been increased
is hard to tell.
The fall planting of grain was proba
bly the largest ever planted in this
county and still more was planted
during the sprlDg months. A larger
area is being planted jn corn this year
than last and more improved methods
will probably be used in its cultiva
Garden crops, like other crops, have
been seriously affected by the recent
dry weather, early vegetables being
Statistics just Issued from the Unit
ed States census department show
that Laurens county raised last year
35,638 bales of cotton as against 54,
686 bales in 1911. In 1910 the coun
ty was credited with 42,312 bales.
Dun's review of last week reiterated
its view that a large acerage is plant
ed all over the south this year and
that, with favorable weather condi
tions. a large crop will be placed upon
the market. This not onl> applies
to cotton, but to other crops as well
and in other sections of the country.
Of the situation, it said last week:
'Turning to the brief study pf the
new crop outlook it appears that con
ditions, as a whole, are decidedly
promising and another big yield is
being confidently predicted. On the
other hand. It is to be remembered
that any attempt to forecast the size
of the crop thus early In the season
is simply a matter of guesswork, as
nothing really definite can be known
until the critical hot weather period
Is passed. However, present prospects
are so encouraging that there is ample
reason for the prevailing optimism,
even talk talk of a record harvest Is
now somewhat premature. All re
ports from the belt are not' entirely
favorable?nor Is this to be expected
?yet complaints are in the minority
and these have been overshadowed by
excellent advices fron? other quarters.
Judging from the best information
available. It seems that the acreage
in Georgia and the Carolinas will be
about the same as last year; but, gen
erally speaking, more land will prob
ably be planted in cotton than at that
time and, with an increased use of fer
tilizers and more scientific cultiva
tion, the crop should be larger unless
the weather Interferes."
(continued from page one.)
plaintiff did not exercise due diligence
in protecting himself from danger at
the time in question.
In the case of .T. W. Crawford vs the
Rice Hutchinson Baltimore Company
in which the plaintiff sued for back
salary alleged 1o have been due under
contract with the defendant company,
the jury returned a verdict for the
full amount asked, $449.00.
The court Is now engaged upon the
case of Ida Teague, guardian ad litem
of Rachael Teague vs the Laurens
Cotton Mills. The defendants are be
ing sued for alleged harsh and brutal
treatment of the plaintiff's daughter
on the part of the mill's agent, an
overseer In the company's plant. The
defendant denies the charges in the
complaint and alleges that the over
seer wus himself attacked by Rachael
Teague. It is probable that this case
will be finished this morning.
Rays Interest In Ray's.
Mr. Frank H.,Calne has recently
purchased an interest in Ray's Pharm
ncy and will he actively associated in
the business. He has already enter
ed upon his new duties, where he will
be glad to receive his friends.
LOSE TO RAILROAD.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
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Coming (o Laurens.
,Mr. R. O. Reagin will go to Laurens
on July I to open a branch shoe re
pair shop for his father, Mr. Jno. W.
Reagin.?-New-berry Hernld and News.
Scenes in n Good Town.
The Laurens pictures will be shown
at the Theato on Monday and also
on Friday. These are good pictures.
Remember the place?old court house.
The old soldiers ate invited free of
charge.?Newberry Herald and News.
Time to Look Up.
The Laurens Advertiser strikes a
note which deserves to be echoed:
"We have no patience with those
from within our own State who are
always crying 'Poor Old South Caro
lina,' and those from without who are
gratuitously offering us pity. While
it is too true that some have come to
occupy the high positions of honor
and trust whom we do not recognize
as reprcsentalves of the highest and
noblest among the people of the State,
and while our progress at home and
reputation abroad "have suffered con
siderably thereby, still the State hasn't
yet gone to the bad. The temporary
setback will serve to emphasize the
fact that even before this we have not
kept abreast with the times in many
things and this realization is bound to
give such an impetus to progressive
legislation in the future that our ad
vancement will be so great as to make
up for the temporary backwardness of
the present. Bleaseisui will then ap
pear not only as a necessary misfor
tune, but even as a blessing in dis
What The Advertiser says Is essenti
ally true. Nobody will deny that po-j
litically South Carolina is in a bad
way, but there is neither justification
nor excuse for the manner in which
men who ought to know better are fre
quently given to pronouncing the sit
uation hopeless. It is not hopeless.
On the contrary, cond. Ions are ripe
for such an era of advancement as the
State has never experienced. All that
is needed Is bold and intelligent lead
ership. The people are fairly aching
for a leader, for some man who can
interpret to them their needs, who can
point them the way to progress. There
are plenty of men who are willing to
be Governor, but where is the man
who stands for big things in a big
way, who knows how to take the
questions which intimately affect the
prosperity arid lives of the people and
deal with them with a vigor and a per
suasiveness which will make them vi
tal and real? Such a man will not
wait until he gets office to undertakes
to servo; such a man should be active
now in ndddessing himself to truths
the force and relevancy of which
would be apparent as son as they
The Advertiser Is right when It says
that there has been quite enough of
bewailing. What is wanted now is an
active and unselfish campaign, not
against Individuals, but for the welfare
of the Commonwealth. To suggest
that there would not be a swift and
sure response on the part of South
Carolinians is to argue a lack of ac
quaintance with the fact as they have
been revealed clearly and repeatedly.
?The News and Courier.
Haphnzznrd County Making.
Agitations have been started In two
or three localities for the establish
ment of new counties out of the ter
ritory of the existing counties.
Has not the time arrived in the
growth of the State when the organ
ization of a new county should not be
left wholly to local Interest and whim?
In numbers of cases new county
movements arc born In the commer
cial aspirations of a small town. The
embyro develops Into a weekly news
paper. The newspaper Is dependent
mainly on local support and legal and
public advertising are Important parts
of Its revenues.
Many a newspaper In the past twen
ty-five years has begun publication
following a new county suggestion and
with the failure of the movement has
died and been forgotten.
In most cases the establishment of
new counties since 1867 has been
wise. In 1867 the number of coun
ties waa. we believe thirty-two. Now
It is fo. '-four. Transportation facili
ties have immensely multiplied since
that day and now the average rural
dweller Is much closer to his court
house than he was then and this
would be true even had no new coun
ties been created. In some instances
It Is probable that the new counties
havo Increased public expenses with
out a corresponding Increase of pub
The State would not go so far as to
say that the formation of new coun
ties should be stopped, but the time
has come when each case should be
Investigated by a commission of out
siders "who with open minds could
consider all the interests Involved and
make recommendations that would
tend to prevent haphazzard slashing of
The present method of creating new
counties is as wise as it would be to
permit half a dozen tailors to cut for
fat men and lean men, children and
adults, or overcoats and trousers,
"weskits" and swallow-tails, from the
same holt of cloth.?The State.
WOODRUFF MAKES DEPOSIT.
Carries out Law's Requirements for
the Purpose of Huving Election on
New Connty Question.
Clerk of Court C. A. Power has re
ceived a certificate of deposit for $400
from the petitioners in Woodruff who
are desirous of having an election on
the question of cutting off portions
of Laurens, Spartanburg and Union
counties for the purpose of forming
a new county. As stated In The Ad
vertiser last week, commissioners
have been appointed by Gov. Blease to
examine the records submitted by the
petitioners to see if they come within
the requirements of the statutes pro
vided for such cases.
Missionary Workers to Meet.
Clinton, S. C. May 6.?The Laurens
County Missionary Institute of the
Presbyterian church will meet with
the First church, Clinton, Thursday,
May 22nd at 9:30 o'clock. The mem
bers of ai] the missionary societies of
the county are cordially invited to
attend. Dinner will be served on the
church grounds by the Clinton ladies
and a large attendance is earnestly de
Dr. Ball Tery 111.
Dr. W. H. Ball, of Owings Station,
who is widely known in this section of
the state where he has practiced den
tistry for many years, Is seriously ill
at his home. The latest reports from
his bedside were not very encouraging
his death being momentarily expected.
For the benefit of his. patients Mr.
W. Solomon, graduate oeticinn. will be
at Mountville on .Thursday, M iy the
8th at J. M. Siinmotrs store, where
he will examine th/ eyes free of
charge and If glass/? are needed will
fit same at moderate prices. My pa
tients from Mountville and vicinity
will please meet me there on that day.
11-It Laurens, S. C.
ONE MORE CANDIDATE.
Congressman Johnson has New Oppo
nent from Spartanburg County.
Spartanburg, May 2.?County Sup
ervisor D. M. Miles is being urged by
his friends to present himself as can
didate to represent the fourth district
in the Sixty-fifth session of congress.
Many of the influential and prominent
men of the city and rural districts
have pledged their support to Mr.
Miles should he decide to enter the
race and it is not improbable that the
farmer-coumty official will go up
against Congressman Johnson and At
torney S. J. Nieb?lls in one of the
most interesting races that has been
pulled off in some yenrs.
Captain Miles is not a stranger to
the political field. His first entry
into politics resulted in his election
to the house of representatives, head
ing the ticket. While a member of
this house he was appointed on the
board of control by Governor Mc
Sweeney and he resigned as a repre
sentative, He has served ten years
as county supervisor and has made a
faithful and efficient officer. His
friends predict that he will make a
good race if he decides to take a shot
in big league circles.?Spartanburg
Another shipment of "New Process"
Blue Flame OH Stoves just received.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
TO CLOSE THE ASTOR.
Historic Hotel In New York will end
. .Career Soon.
New York, May 3.?The historic
Astor house on lower Broadway,
once the principal hotel in the city,
is to be closed May 29. Notice to this
effect was posted in the hotel this af
ternoon. It is understood the prop
erty, or part of it, is to be sold to
the city to moke way for the new sub
The management declared It was
practically certain that the structure
would be razed. What disposition
will be made of that partt of the prop
erty not used for subway purposes Is
not known. That is owned by the
William Waldorf Astor estate. Thfl
portion the city needs belongs to Vin
cent Astor, having come Into his pos
session upon the death of J. J. Astor.
History and tradition have been
associated with the Astor house
for more than three-quarters of a
See the new porch furniture we are
now showing, it is splendid goods and
very low price.
S. M. & E. H. WIDKES & CO.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take LAXATJVB BROHO Quinine. It ?top? t.ie
Couch and Headache and worfcs off the Col 1.
Ururtiatt refund money if it fail* to cur".
Tt. W. GROVE'S atirnature on each box. ISC.
The only Bakmg Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream\ ot'Tartar
NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE
MOUNT OLIVE. *
ML Olive, May 5.?Mr. A. E. Hill of
Cold Point, spent Sunday with his]
mother, Mrs. Minerva Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. W. \Y. Cooper spent1
Sunday with Mrs. Octava Jones.
Constable G. C. Hill is in the com-;
munity today in search of John Mar
tin, of whom a warrant has been is
sued by Magistrate J. F. Walker,
charging him with assault and battery.
It seems that John was whipping his
wife, when her brother, Rich Hooker
came in and told him there was no
use of whipping her. This made John
angry with Rich and after some words
he shot taking effect in his head and
neck though he is not seriously hurt.
John has been on the lookout for some
days and so far as not been arrested.
All parties are colored.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Hill spent last
Tuesday with Mrs. Lizzie Washington.
Mr. Ellle Lee Martin delightfully en
tertained our young people Saturday
Miss Mamie and Mr. Jim Miller of
the Center Point section visited at Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. C. Martin's Saturday
Several from here attended the or
dination services at Mt. Gallagher
Sunday. Four deacons were ordained,
Messrs. Ed. Bishop, Hollie Brissey, J.
L. Martin and J. B. O'Dell.
Messrs. Joe Cooper and Stokes Mar
tin went to Ware Shoals Sunday. i
W. A. JAMIESON TO ?ELTON.
Former Laurens Man Leases Hotel
Geer at Helton. To Take Charge
The Greenville Daily Piedmont of
Saturday afternoon contained an Item
from Belton which will be read with
interest by a large number of people
of this city. In it was carried the an
nouncement of the lease of the Geer
Hotel by Mr. W. A. Jamieson. Mr.
Jamleson was for a long time a resi
dent of Laurens, where he is still
very pleasantly remembered. The ar
ticle was as follows:
? Belton, May 3.?Mr. II. M Geer has
closed a contract With Mr. W. A.
Jamieson of N'ewnan, Ga., whereby
Mr. Jamieson secures a lease of sev
eral years of the hotel Geer, taking
The Hotel Geer is without doubt
one of the most popular hostelries In
the state, the excellent service and
unsurpassed cuisine has made it a
favorite stopping place with the men
on the road and It has therefore an en
vious patronage. Mr. Geer In speaking
of the transfer stated that he had been
very careful In the selection of a suc
cessor from among numerous appli
cants and gave the assurance that the
same high standard would be main
tained under the new management.
Mr. Jamieson has had twenty years
experience jn the hotel business. Mr.
Geer will conduct the hotel at Cae
sar's Head this summer.
Best Medicine for Colds
When a druggist recommends a
remedy for colds, throat and lung
troubles, you can feel sure that he
knows whfcfc he Is talking about. C.
Lower, Druggist, of Marion, Ohio,
writes of Dr. King's New Discovery:
"I know Dr. King's New Discovery is
the best throat and lung medicine I
sell. It cured my wife of a severe
bronchial cold after all other reme
dies failed." It will do the same for
you if you are suffering with a cold
or any bronchial, throat or lung cough.
Keep a bottle on band all the time for
everyone In the family to use. It Is a
home doctor. Price f>0c and $1.00.
Guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Mothers Day at Gray Court.
An attractive and appropriate Moth
ers Day program has been arranged to
be carried out Sunday afternoon at the
Gray Court Methodi* church. The ex
ercises will begin at 4 o'clock and will
be conducted by the pastor, Rev. T.
W. Munnerlyn. The public is Invited
The trustees of the Waterloo school
held a meeting recently and re-elected
the present faculty. Mr. W. P. Cul
bortson Is principal of the school and
he Is assisted by Miss May Martin and
Miss Lil Culbertson.
Gray School, May 5.?Well it seems
that our writer was somewhat be
hind last week, as we never noticed
a line from this place. The weather
must have been too warm or there
was too much fixing for the singing
convention at Highland Home. Grays
school was well reproseuted there yes
terday. All report a fine time. It
seems from the report that the most
of the music was made up of solos and
quartets. Our organist, Miss Hannah
Babb. was among the crowd.
Many from this place attended ser
vices at Cedar Grove yesterday. Among
them were Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Gossett,
Mr. Z. V. Young, and Mr. Tom Green,
Mr. Miles Finch and Miss Kate Gos
Mr. Sim Edwards and Mr. W. M.
Babb. of this place, are visitors in
Laurens this week.
Mrs. Nix, who has been on the sick
list, Is able to be out again. Also Miss
Miss Elolse Xesbit has been num
bered with the sick for a few days.
Also Mrs. Nesblt, who has been suffer
ing from risings on six of her fingers.
The Improvement association met
with Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Fincher on
last Tuesday night to the delight of
Mrs. Jennie Lipe, of N. C. is visit
ing her father and mother. Mr. and
Mrs. Garren. of this place.
Mr. R. M. Garrett has gone to Green
ville today on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. V. Young visited
Mr. T. M. Green and family recently.
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Your druggist will refund money It PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure nny case of Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pilesin6to 14davs.
The first application gives Ease and ReiL 50c
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
For Sale?Young Jersey cow fresh
in milk with calf. J. M. Hellams,
Gray Court R. F. 1). 4. 41-2t-pd
Cotton/Seed?Just received 100
bushels/Kings Improved cotton seed.
$3.75 t& hundred pounds. First come
first served. J. Wade Anderson.
Notice-AThe old veteran pictures
which.Were taken just before the an
nual 'dinner are now ready. We are
making a special price of 35 cents
each for them. McCord's Studio.
For Sale?Safe family horse, age 5
years^yfili sell cheap for cash. Apply
to J.^I. Bryson, Mountville, S. C.
LadlesVBIcycle For Sale?One La
dles' /bicycle in llrst-class condition
for sUfe. Cheap to quick purchaser.
Phone 52 or 270. 41-lt
Atlcntloy?We want to sell you your
cultivators, harrows, grain cradles,
hoes and heel sweeps or any other
hardware. Our prices are right.
Moscley & Roland. 41-tf
For Sale?A cow with young calf.
Also an/ther small calf. Apply to
Mrs. IV P. Brown, Watts Mills.
For Sale?One young Jersey cow,
fresh In/milk. T. L. Sumerel, Laurens
|S. C.lft. F. p. 1. 41-lt-pd
Lost?Friday, nn Amethyst stick-pin
heart Bhsped, set in gold and hinged
at top.lybetween Bank of Laurens and
residence of Dr. Aiken. Reward If
left at this office. 40-tf
Hay for Sale?Twenty tons of nice
meaddiw/hay at $18.00 per ton F. O.
B. Crosk Hill, S>. C. Apply to J. C. HH1,
Cross Hill, S. C. 40-2t-nd
Byrdvllle Dairy and Stock Farm
Jack iS/ready for service. See the
colts ijrtat won prizes at the County
Fair. W. D. Byrd & Son, R. F. D. 3,
telephone No. 10, Laurens, S. C.
Peas* Peas, Peas?For sale, price
and BWnple sent on application.
Hattaway & Co., Spartanburg, 8. C.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will cur?
mind, Breeding ?nd Itching Plica. It ah
?orbs the tumors, allays Itching at once
?cm,8.. a" a Poultice, gives Instant relief!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment Is pre
pared for Piles and Itching of the prlva'e.
parts. Druggist*, mail 50c and $100
WILLIAMS MF6. CO., Proot.. Cleveland, Ohh)
LAURENS DRUG ^O.
_Lauren a, S. C
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old 8t?n<lard general atrengthenlnt? tonir
GROVE S TASTELESS chill TONIC drive. Ou,"
Malaria and huild. up the a vat em. X trne"on ,
aud sure Appetizer. For adultt and children. ?c