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LAURENS, 8. C, MAY 21, 1918.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Loiters should not be
mailed later than Mondaj morn*
The countrj' will soon be flooded
?with sweet girl graduates.?The Clin
ton Chronicle. We fear for the man
that wrote that paragraph. Those
Clinton girls are going to "eat him
up"/for saying it and he deserves it.
As for us, we would welcome an in
? ? ?
Commissioner E. J. Watson say's
that the four or live miles or road
way Just before entering the city of
Greenville are "about as miserable
piece of road as could be found any
where". Commissioner Watson had
the same experience that travelers
from this city found several days ago
in going to Greenville. It Is said
that this small strip of raod is about
the worst ever. The Greenville
supervisor should have this attended
before the travel sets In so that the
road from Newberry to Greenville
"would be a continuous piece of good
? ? ?
The advice of Secretary Daniels to
the people of Port Royal should have
a wholesome effect In putting a stop
to ihe illegal sale of., liquor in that
vicinity. Sec. Daniels tells them if
they will put an end to the blind tiger
business in the vicinity of the town
that he will see to it that Port Royal
is made an important naval station,
and that if the people do not stop the
illegal sale of whiskey that he will
not raise his baud to help them. The
Secretary has issued an ultimatum, the
result of which will be watched with
great interest as it should prove that
the illicit sale of whiskey can be stop
ped if the proper effort is made and if
the citizens themselves are ready to
back up the officers of the law.
? ? ?
We do aot exactly understand the
logic of Governor Illease In removing
the State constables. Cnder the law
aa it Is now and even was before the
decision of tue supreme court in jm>
gard to the Webb law, liquor could
be shipped for personal tise, and this
decision does not change the status.
If constables were needed and neces
sary before the decision of the su
preme court, it would appear to us
that they are just as neee??ary alnce
that decision.?Newberry Herald and
Governor Iilease's logic, or rather
his. politics, is Just about as clear as
anyone would wish. If there are no
liquor constables there will be more
selling of whiskey by blind tigers, a
consequent dissatisfaction with the
whiskey laws resulting in an ultimate
effort to reBtore dispensaries ia all
? ? ?
It has been rumored here for sev
eral days and reports have been print
ed in different newspapers to the ef
fect that the schedules on the Charles
ton and Western Carolina railroad are
to be changed at an eaijJy date. Ac
cording to this report there will be
but ono train a day each way be
tween Augusta and I/aurens, though
another train each wa> will be put on
between Spartanburg and Greenville.
This rcjtort has not as yot been con
firmed though it has come in such a
definite shape as to indicate that
such a schedule is contemplated. Very
clearly such a schedule would work
. to the great disadvantage of i uirens,
as it would virtually cut off that trade
which comes to this city from the di
rection of Waterloo by train, as It is
said that there will be only an hour's
time between the east-bound and west
bound trains. We believe that, before
putting these schedules into effect, it
wculd be good policy for the railroad
to take Its patrons into its confidence
and discuss this matter thoroughly.
The people of this city will object In
no uncertain terms to a change of
echedulo Wnich will cut off such an
Important portion pf her trading ter
BANK OF LAURENS
INTO NEW QUARTERS
Heautiful Ifen Building Occupied for
the First Time this Week.
The officials and Working f< i"ce of
the Bank of Laurcns have been busy
all this week "moving?house" from
thoir old building on the east side
of the public square to thoir beautiful
new structure on tho corner of South
Harper and West Main streets. Yes
terday was largely taken up in ar
ranging books and papers in the new
offices and in making the counters
and walls neat and clean. The finish
ing touches have now been put on
everything within and without the
building and the occupants are set
tling down to business.
The building is of the old Roman
style of architecture and is the most
beautiful business structure in the
city. It Is two stories high with the
bank offices on the first floor and of
fices on the second floor. It ib a com
modious and modern building and well
fitted up with every convenience. The
fixtures in the banking room are of
mahogany with marble base, the In
terior having been finished by the
National Show Case company, of Co
lumbus, Ga. The architect was Geo.
E. La Fay e, of Columbia, and the build
ers were Rounds & Sons. J. H. Boyd,
of this city, had the contract for the
steam, plumbing and electric fixtures.
The Bank of Laurens was organized
in 1895 so It Is nearlng Its twentieth
anniversary. It has been a successful
institution from Its organization and
Is now rated as one of the strongest
banks in this section. It has a capital
stock of $50,000 and surplus of $43,
000. O. B. Simmons Is president, Dr.
H. K. A,lken is vice president and
cashier, J. J. Adams is assistant cash
ier and Clyde Fowler is book keeper.
KLOSE AND KLASSY.
Was the On me Last Friday Between
Doctors nnd Lawyers.
With Col. Simpson and Dr. Dial,!
armed with guns, lead pencils and
knives, controlling the line of bat-j
tie, the lawyers barely succeeded in
"whoopping" the doctors last Friday in
a game of baseball of the nip and
tuck variety, with nip just a little
ahead. The final roundup showi 1 14
notches on the stick for the lawyers
and 13 for the doctors. The doctors,
though defeated, are positive they
have a better team, and negotiation's
are now going on for another mix-up
between the tribes.
Thore being nine men on each side,!
there were therefore eighteen stars
there were therefore eighteen stars;
having reference probably to the um
pires. To mention all of startling
plays and hair-breadth escapes would
require a book, so anyone desiring
further Information can get same by
stopping anywhere on the square and
looking like a baseball hat, which
pose will certainly produce ? most in
I MADDEN NEWS |
Madden, May 20.?The annual cele
bration of Children's Day at New
Prospect will be held as usual the 4th
Saturday In May. This is the 25th
anniversary. The public Is cordially
Rev. W. J. Langston will preach at
New Prospect the 4th Sunday in May.
This In the old home church of Dr.
I^angston and he no doubt will be]
greeted by a large congregation.
The splendid piece of oats raised
by Mr. J. A. Wofford Is now ready
for the reaper. The Messers Henry
are to cut iheui with binder this week.
One good farmers wife was so en
thusiastic over the oats as to carry a
scruple home with her as she phrased
it "to enthuse her husband a little?
he was too much an all cotton farm
er to suit her and if Mr. Wofford could
bring land up to produce such oats j
why could not they do like wise?"
TYLEBSTILLE DOTS. ?
Tylersvilie. May 18.?Rev. W. B.
Justus of Enoree filled his regular ap
pointement at Sandy Springs Sunday
Miss Robin Patterson of I/anford
was the guest of Miss Grace Poole last
Miss Lula Donnan spent Sunday
night with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peter
son and family.
Mr. Nil.'s Clark of Clinton spent
Sunday with Mrs. M. O. Clark and
Mr. Edgar Donnan spent the week
end with friends near Bramletts.
Miss Nina Poole of Spartanburg
spent tho week-end with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Poole.
Miss Lydlc Peterson of Spartanburg
was the week-end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peterson.
Mr. J. W. Donnan was a visitor In
LYDIA AND WATTS
PLAY CLOSE GAMIE
Lydia Mill Boys Come Back After Be
cent Defeat and Put It over the
Clinton, May 20.?In ' the fastest
game of the season, Lydia won her
first game from tho Watts Mills Sat
urday by the score Of 2 to 1.
The game was a pitcher's battle
from start to finish, Nelson having
the bettor end, though Hill was given
better support. Lydia was able to hit
HU1 it opportune times while Nelson
kept the bingles of Watts well scat
Harper won the game -for Lydia
with a two base swat, scoring Barks
dale from second base. Purdy saved
the game with a sensational one hand
ed stab of a hard hit line drive to
AB R HB PO A E
Purdy, if ... .4 0 0 2 2 0
Beachem, rf . . .4 0 1 0 0 0
Jacks, 2b ... .4 1 1 0 4 0
Barksdale, lb . . .4 1 1 15 0 0
Rhoden, C. ss . . .4 0 0 0 3 1
Rhoden, A., 3b . .3 0 1 0 1 1
Harper, c . . . .3 0 1 9 3 1
Barnett, cf . . .3 0 0 1 1 1
Nelson, p . . . .3 0 0 0 1 0
32 3 4 8 15 4|
AB R HB PO A E
IDammett, ss . . .4 0 1 1 1 0
Simpson, if . . .4 0 0 2 1 0
Ruff, c .... .4 1' 1 3 0 0
Fisher, 2b ... .4 0 0 0 0 0
Monnan, cf . . . .3 0 0 0 0 0
Irby, ?b.3 0 0 0 0 0
Culbertson, 3b . .1 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, p.4 0 1 0 1 1
Byce, rf . . . .4 0 2 2 0 0
Culbertson, lb . .4 0 0 8 0 0
35 1 5 17 3 1
Score by innings:
Lydia.010 001 00*?21
Watts . ..000 010 000?1
Summary First base on balls, Nel
son 1, struck out by Nelson 8, struck!
out by Hill 5. batters hit, Rhoden, C
and Culbertson. Umpire, W. P. Ja-1
Clinton Defeats Newberry.
Newberry, May 19.?In a fast and]
exciting game of base ball played on
the West End diamond Saturday af
ternoon Newberry was defeated by
the Clinton aggregation by the score!
of 4 to 3. The game was close and
exciting all through, Clinton making
her winning run in the ninth. Both
Smith and Livingston pitched good,
ball, Smith being the more effective
in pinches. The game was featured
by the sensational .lelding of Wright
for the home team and the batting of
White for the visitors, tne lf.tter get
ting 3 hits out of 4 times up, Boland
for tne visitors also made a star one
hand catch in lef?. field after a long
run for same.
The following is the box score:
AB R BH PO A E
Boozer, ss . . . .4 0 0 1 3 1
Jones, 2b ... .5 0 1 2 2 2
Laughan, 3b . . .4 0 0 0 2 0
Troutman, cf . . .4 1 1 2 0 0
Bouknight, if . . .4 0 l l 0 0
Bishop. If ... .4 4 2 1 0 0
Wright, lb ... .4 0 1 15 0 1
Campbell, c . . .4 0 0'3 0 1
Livingston, P . . .3 1 1 2 3 0
C3 3 7 27 10 5|
AB R BH PO A E|
Leaman. 3b . . .4 0 0 2 0 1
Poole, lb ... .5 1 2 4 0 2
White, 2b ... .4 0 3 6 0 0
Newman, ss . . .4- 0 1 1 4 1
Smith, p . . .4 1 1 1 1 0
Boland, If ... .4 0 0 ?. 0 0
Watson, rf . . .4 0 0 1 0 0
Fisher, c . . . .4 2 1 8 3 0
Eubanks, cf . . .4 0 0 1 0' 1
37 4 8 27 8 5
Score by innings: R H E
Newberry . . . .010 010 010-3 7 5
Clinton.010 000 201?4 8 5
Batteries: Newberry. Livingston
and Campbell; Clinton Smith and
Fisher. Umpire, Havird.
Fo'r the benefit of his patients Mr.
W. Solomon, graduate optician, will be
at Mountville on Thursday, May the
22nd at J. M. Simmon's store, where
he will examine the eyes free of
charge and if glasses are needed will
fit same at moderate prices. My pa
tients from Mountville and vicinity J
will please meet me there on that day.
43-11 Laurens, S. C.
Miss Ina Little, of Greenville, spent
Sunday In the city with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little.
Mr. Geo. L. Pitts and Mr. J, A. Ro
land will leave Monday morning for
Alken where they will attend the
meeting of the Grand Lodge Knights
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take LAXATIVS 3ROMO Uulatne. It ?tops the
Cough and Headache and work* o? the Cold
T)rua*l?t* refund money If it full* to cure
K. W. OROVKR signature oa each box. 2sc
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Two South Carolinians.
The State's dispatches yesterday
chronicled the deaths of two men,
both South Carolinians of mark who
had contributed generously to the bet
ter life of the commonwealth and
both long identified with Union county.
Capt A. H. Foster, after gallant
service in the armies of the Confeder
acy, became a merchant in Union in
1868 and in the development of his
important factors. Captain J, R. Min
ter was In the civil service of the
Confereracy and after the war was a
?succesl^fiJl plauter and merchant.
Some twenty years ago he went to
Laurens and in the life of that com
munity he has been a sterling and
useful influence. He was a member
of the legislature for Union county
many years ago. *
Both were of the modest type of
business men to whose Intelligent and
brave efforts the State owes so much
for the restoration of prosperity and
sound opinion after the disasters of
the sixties. They were earnest, work
ing men who were content to strive in
a quiet way for the good of their
country and their families. They
reaped the just rewards of skill and
application to business and inciden
tally they helped their fellow citizens
in the creation of public and private
institutions. They had no ears for
the clamors of demogogues ond they
were of that vigorous convervatlsm
that is not apart form the spirit of
progress. Their memories will make
younger men hopeful of the future
of their State.?The State.
The New County Principle.
Whether Fountain Inn or Woodruff
be the county seat of a new county
or whether two counties be erected
with each as its capital is if no espe
cial interest to the State and the in
teresting Tribune of Fountain Inn is
assured that The State enters upon no
campaign to interfere with it ambi
tion. Moreover, The State believes
now as always In a general scheme of
small county organizations.
Still,, the principle remains that
county because the people of a wide
conveniences and aggrandizement of
villages or towns. The constitutional
convention of 1895 created Saluda
ciunty because the people of a wide
rural district were remote from a
court house and the founding of a
court house town resulted. Because
the need for that county was urgent
by no means proves that every de
mand for a new county is wise and
expedient and we believe it only the
due of rural dwellers that they be
warned against allowing themselves
to be over-persuaded by worthily am
Within the last eighteen years nine
or ten new counties have been formed
In South Carolina and most of the
very large counties have been reduced
In area. Where a region Is undevel
oped the making of a county of it is
one effective means of stimulating Its
growth and it Is likely that arguments
for other counties are more plentiful
in the Southern than in the Northern
part of the State.
The suggestion of The Tribune that
counties should be created to prevent
the domination of rural territory by
large towns destroys itself unless it be
proposed that each large town be It
self a county?otherwlsb the cutting
off of part of its rural terrltiry ex
poses the remainder more than ever
to city control.
The State contends that however
sound is the principle of small county
units its abuse Is not less possible
than the operation. The creation of
a county as the result of village or
neighborhood whim mSy be harmful
and for that reason we have pointed
out (and the article that The Tribune
quotes from Is not the first of the
kind that has appeared in The State)
that, the number of counties having
more than 25 per cent, the time has
kwme wlien ;the|r JhJrtfbeT ^Increase
should be governed by considerations
that Include the symmetrical exist
ence of the old counties as well as
the nature and character of the ter
ritory to be effected. It is not always
that the man who is to live within
the proposed new county is the best
judge of these conditions and It
should not be denied that '.he State
as a whole has a letigltimate interest
In the manner by which It shall be
Children's Day Exercises.
Children's Day exercises were held
at the Methodist church Sunday night,
when the children recited and sang to
te delight and amusement of a large
congregation. The children knew their
parts almost perfectly and were well
trained, giving withal very entertain
ing exercises. ?
Civil Service Examination. '
A civil service examination to fill
post office vacancies will be held at
the Laurens post office June 14th.
Further particulars muy be had by
applying at the post office.
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 Crearri of Tartar Powder:
I 00 Per Cent Digested I
Bread made with
I 68*4 Per Cent. Digested | /
Bread made with \ /
t 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 PHtSONAL.
% % ^?aaas^aa^a ^^fr^a a a
The following Invitation has been
received by numerous friends in this
city, where the bride-elect is so well
and popularly known for her many
personal charms and fine qualities of
mind and manner:
Mr. and Mrs. Balle Cornelius Crisp
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. George Benjamin Greene
on the evening of Thursday j
the fifth of June
at nine o'clock
First Baptist Church
* Lumens, South Carolina
Announcement has been made of
the approaching wedding of Miss Mat
tie Harney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Harney, of this city, to Mr. J. B.
Ramsay, of Spartanburg. Though Miss
Harney has spent but a few weeks
here since her family moved here
some months ago, she has numerous
friends who will be interested in this
announcement. Mr. Ramsay is a well
known business man of Spartanburg.
The following announcement which
appeared in The Atlanta Georgian
Sunday, will be of interest in Laurcns
where Mr. Clardy was born and
where he haa always returned when
other engagements did not call him
elsewhere: "Mr and Mrs. Felix W.
Carlisle announce the engagement of
their daughter, Katie Guerry, to Lu
ther Broadus Clardy, of Laurens, S.
C, the date of the wedding to be an
nounced later. No cards." Mr. Clardy
has been in the city for several days
and has been receiving the congratu
lations of his numerous friends.
LAUREN'S HAS WON TWO.
Local High School Team adds Couple
of Scalps to Belt. Will Play Here
Friday and Monday.
The local high school team is play
ing In great form these days, and dur
ing the past week has captured two
contests. Last Tuesday they took one
from Clinton by a score of 9 to 8 and
on Friday they tackled the Central
high school of Greenville, winning this
contest with a score of 8 to 6.
The locals leave today for a game
with the Greenwood school team.
They, of course, expeot to walk away
with the guys across the river. Next
Friday, the 24th., they will again
play Greenwood on the local diamond.
The game will begin at 4 o'clock.
Next Monday tho 26th., they will
play here again, a game having been
scheduled with the Central high
school of Greenville, which team they
beat last week. This will be the last
game of the season for the school
team as the summer holidays begin
on the first of June. Ladies will be ad
mitted ^frce to both of these games.
With Leveret! Furniture Co.
Mr. Thos. Downey, who has been
with the Dial Company for the past
several months, has accepted a posi
tion with the Leverett Furniture Com
pany, furniture dealers ahd under
takers, and has entered upon his du
ties. Mr. Downey's numerous friends
will' be interested in his new move
and he himself will be glad to wel
come them at his new place of busi
To Speak at Friendship ( hurcb.
Gov. Cole L. Blease has accepted an
invitation to deliver the annual ad
dress at the Woodmen's picnic, which
is to be held at Friendship Church, in
Sullivan township, August 15th.
Doubtless a large crowd will be pres
ent to enjoy the picnic and to listen
to the speaking.
For Sftle? Young Jersey cow with
young /alf . Cow fresh in milk. J.
W. HHlams, Gray Court, Houto 4.
For Sale?One ladles' bicycle In
good order. Bargain to quick pur
chaser./ Phone 52 or 270, Laurens.
Wanted?Nice milk cow, with sec
ond or tnlrd calf. Wanted at once. Ap
ply to C/ D. Moseley, Laurens, S. C.
Attention?Wo want to sell you your
cultlvalfcrs, harrows, grain cradles,
hoes ?nd heel sweeps or any other
hardware. Our prices are right.
I Moseley & Roland. 41-tf
I Byrd/llle Dairy and Stock FaflA
I jack 14 ready for service. See tue
colts ft bat 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 sample sent on application.
Hattaw?y & Co., Spartanburg, S. C.
Cuies Old Sons, Other Remedies Won't Curs.
The worst c??f?.nn mntter of how tone standing,
?re cared by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 2ic, 30c, $1.00
When you feel ?:r,?
eous. tired, worried or despondent it is a
jure sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
PILLS. Thoy fenew the normal vigor and
make life worth living. Be sure and ask for
MotVs Ncrverine Pills R'S^Jf?
WH LI A MS MFG. CO.. Props., Cleveland. Ohio
LAURENS DRUM CO.
Lauren?. S. C
Por Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard geaeial Uteii&iheninr tonic
OROVK'S TA8TKI.RSS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and sure Appetiser. For adults and children. 50c.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office tn Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.