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LAURENS, S. C, SEPT. 24, 1918.
The ' dvertlser ?Iii 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.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Buy In Laurens.
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Do not forget the county fair.
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Laurens can provide your every
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Laurens merchants are anxious to
show you every courtesy. Visit thorn
and examine what they have to show.
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Tlie Anderson Intelligencer, edited
by William Hanks, complains that it
has so many advertisements that it
hardly knows what to do with them.
Congratulations! Wo have boon Hood
ed somewhat oursolves,
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The postmaster gCIIOrul set aside
one hour at noon Saturday for post
masters all over the United States to
count the number of mail sacks then
OU hand. Tremendous Job! How long
did it take to count them, say, at Trav
elers Rest '.'
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Reports received from different sec
tions of the county Indicate that next
year will bo another grain year. Every
hit of arable land In the county should
be covered with grain b fore the win
ter season sets in, Not only will it
yield valuable money return;, but it
will protect the land. Plant more of
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The county fair is one ol* the most
important educational Institutions in
the county. It should n.Ivo the en
couragement, and support <>t every
person who feels an interest in the
progrosfl and advancement of the peo
ple of this section. Not only should
this Interest be shown by attendance,
but it should be shown by sending ex
biblts. A man who has been success
ful enough in his own affairs to de
velop something better than that of
bis noighbors, should impart his in
formation to others so that the whole
people will ultimately be benelltted.
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Not only does South Carolina rank
next to the vottom rung in education,
but she hits rock bottom on mechan
ical ingenuity. According to The
Scientific American "In proportion to
population more ateitts were issued to
citizens of Connecticut than to those
of any other State one to every I.
tr.O. Next in order are the following:
District of Columbia, one lo every
1,22!!; California, one to every 1,434;
New Jersey, one to every 1,508; Massa
chusetts, one to "very 1,509; Illinois.
One to every 1,639; Colorado, one to
every 1,711; New York, one to every
1,786, while South Carolina is las! in
tho list of Statos with one patent Is
sued during the year to every 18,040."
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THE LA W VINDICATED.
Another time has tho immediate dan
ger of justice being miscarried under
lynch-law been emphasized by tlie
case of Will Fall" In Spartanburg. A
nemo, who at one time had boon con
victed and sentenced to death by a
wild-mannered mob but who was for
the time saved by a brave sheriff, has
been cleared entirely of any connec
tion with the crime, if ever one was
Committed, and has been liberated.
What it the mob had be. n success
ful In its attempt to enter the jail
upon that eventful night and what If
tho negro had been strung up and
riddled with bullets? According lo the
verdict of the jury, the mob would
have been guilty of doing one of two
things, either of which would have
been nothing else than murder: either
they would have killed an Innocent
party ignorant of the awful crime, al
lowing the real criminal to escape, or
they would havo killed an innocent
man charged with a crime that had
,e\er been com mi 11 ed. In either C080
tlie ends of justice would not have been
mot, hut liberty would have been
trampled upon and an Innocent victim
deprived of that protection which so
ciety attempts to provide.
ft should be a solemn lesson to
lyncher?, not merely that the mob is
liable to punish the wrong man, but
that, if it Is incapable of sober Judg
ment in one thing, it is equally In
capable in all things and that the es
tablished law is intended to remedy
just such weaknesses in mankind.
Law is Intended for the protection
and elevation <>r society. How best
it should be administered to attain
these ends la and always has been
a subject upon which people have dif
ferod. Hut the stability of any peo
ple has always re8tOd upon the sta
bility of Its government, the stability
of the government depending upon the
Strength Of Its rulers. In South Caro
lina, ?H under all republican forms of
government, the people are the rulers
and upon them, therefore;, the law de
pends, if the people have little re
spect for the law or if they elect to
office those who have little respect for
the law, the law will of its own weight
fall. After the law comes anarchy
and then another kind.
if we cannot put a stop to lynch
law for the "one crime," It will, and
lias already begun to, spread to other
crimes and the more wi> have of it the
worse the situation will become. The
Spartanburg case has emphasized the
Injustice of mob law and the lesson
learned there Should serve to sweep
back the wave of lawlessness which
seems to he growing in momentum and
Which has very dangerous possibilities.
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. J
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Mrs. W. H. Anderson charmingly
entertained the Bridge Club Wednes
day afternoon at her home on West
Main street. In making the after
noon's party a delightful affair, she
was assisted by Mesdatnes .1. II.
'league, II. K. Alken and C. C. Al
bright. After the games were played
a tempting salad course was served,
Miss Beth Shell was hostess yester
day afternoon to the Forty Two club.
Delightful refreshments were served.
The afternoon's games were intense
ly interesting and the entire evening
was greatly enjoyed.'
The following invitations ahve been
received in Laurons:
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Allston DuPl'O
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Carlos Roland Moseloy
on the evening of Wednesday
the Hrst of October
at half after seven o'clock
Wofford College Chapel
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Mlsa Du Pre has visited in Laurons
on several occasions and is well known
hero where she has won many friends
by her attractive manners ami splen
did qualities. Mr. Moseley is a rising
young business man of this city, being
the local agent of several large insur
ance companies. The wedding is an
event that will be pleasantly antici
pated by the friends of l>oth young
Cordon Darlington to Wed.
The approaching marriage cf Miss
Amy Kli/aheth Edwards and Cordon
Fleming Qarllngton is n > event of
state-wid,- interest. The engagement
was announced by the parents of the
bride-to-be. Mr. and Mrs. \V. F. Ed
wards of Mendcrsonvillc, several .'.ays
ago. The wedding will take place 111
Mr. Qarllngton is originally n Spar
tanburg boy. He was reared here and
attended the graded schools and later
Wofford college. For a time ho was
employed on the spartanburg Journal
staff. He is a son of the late Conwoy
Qarllngton, a prominent nowspaper
man ami Mrs. Annie Qarllngton, of
The announcement of Mr. Qnrllng
ton's approaching marriage will he re
ceived With great Interest here where
he is well known and where he has
spent a part of his life.
I) 1ST RH T MK DIC A Ii MLKTING.
M ill be Held in Abbeville on Thursday,
The Third District Medical Associa
tion will hold its regular meeting in
Abbeville next Thursday, the 25th.
This district includes Laurens county.
Dr. T. L. W. Bailey Of Clinton is the
president. Sevornl Of the local phy
sicians have signified their Intention
Of attending the sessions in Abbeville.
Address on China.
Rov. D. W. Richardson, n missionary
to China, who is now at home on a
furlough, will make an address on
China in the First Presbyterian church
next Sunday morning. Mr. Richardson
Is most ably capacitated to discuss in
terestingly the various phases of
Is often caused by Indigestion and
constipation, and quickly disappears
when Chamberlain's Tablets are tak
en. For sale by til dealers.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mr. Carlos Moseley spent Sunday In
Mr. John L. Pitts, ol Friendship,
was In the city Tuesday.
Mr. Win. J. Mnhon, of Monroe Sho il ,
was in the City Saturday.
Mr. R. Olln Carlisle, of Mt. Bethel,
was in tlie city Tuesday.
Mr. Tom Knight, of Hickory Tavern,
came to the city Saturday.
Mr. A. B. Kuller, of Laurens R. P.
I), was in the citl Tuesday.
Mr. .Mm Lewis Mahaffey, of Eden,
visited .in the city Tuesday.
.\ir. I3. W. Fiuloy, of Madden, was
in the city trading Monday,
Mr. Llsh Watklns, of Laurens R. F.
D., was in the city Saturday.
Mr. J. W. Payne left this week to
cover his southern territory.
Mr. John V. Hellams, of Shiloh, was
a visitor to the city Saturday.
Mr. Perry Riddle, of Gray Court, was
in tin? city Tuesday on business.
Waller Snyder, of Habun, was in
the city on business last Friday.
Mr. Henry t\ Sims, of Waterloo, was
in the city on business Tuesday.
Miss Cleo Walker spent the week
end in Cross Hill with relatives.
Mrs. James 11. Carlisle of Mt. Bethel,
was in the city shopping Tuesday.
Mr. IDowni'S Glenn, of Huntington,
was in the city on business Tuesday.
Mr. Frank Fuller, of Mountvllle,
was in the city on business Monday.
Mr. R. Ben Colcy, of Bkom, was in
the city in a business way Tuesday.
Mrs. C. L. Miller is visiting rela
tives in Darlington and Bennettsville.
Mr. Frank Templeton, of the Holly
Grove section, was in the city Friday.
Mr. Wade II. Piusen, of Maddens
R. F. 1)., was in the city last week.
Mr. W. Pinkney Hellams. or the Shi
loh district, was in the City Saturday.
Mr. Qullllan Flnlcy, of the Burnt
Factory section, was in the city Satur
I Mr. S. P. Templeton. of the Holly
Grove section, was In the city Satur
Mr. J. Porter EleldgC, of the Poplar
Spring section, was in the city Tues
Mr. Martin It. Pool??, the large Ty
lersvllle farmer, was in the city Fri
Mr. John V. Henderson, of Harks
dale. was in the city Saturday on busi
Mr. Herbert J. Martin, of Trinity
Rldgo, was in the city Saturday after
Mr. Laurens Knight, of the Hendor
sonville district, was in the city Sat
Mr. .1. Wcss Donnon, of Tylorsvllle,
was among the visitors to the city on
Mr. W. Lyl08 Stone, of the Italian
section, was in the city Saturday on
Mr. Leland Chapman, of the Friend
ship section, was a visitor in the city
Mr. BUle Babb, of Rabuu was
among those that came to the city
Mr. Herbert Abercromble, of Rabun
community, was a visitor to the city
Mrs. C. F. Ranktn and children are
expected home from Montreal next
Miss Jane Tucker Fisher, of Colum
bia, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. 11. S.
Miss Claude Gray, of Gray Court,
Is visiting the Misses Childless on
East Main street.
Mr. J. Milam Hellams, of the Friend
ship section was a business visitor to
the city Saturday.
Mr. Win. P. Clardy, of the Sandy
Springs community, was a visitor to
the city Saturday.
Mr. J. Chester Plnson, one of Mad
den Station's progressive young farm
ers, was in the city Friday
Miss Hugh Cureton, of Greenville,
is visiting Misses Gladys and Annie
Huff on West Main street.
Miss Mamie Tolbert left Friday for
Columbia, where she will teach this
year in the Hyatt Park school.
Miss Jennie Lancaster, of Pauline, is
visiting Mrs. W. G. Lancaster and Mis.
W. H. Gilkerson for a few days.
Rev. F. C. Watson, who is living at
Slmpsonvlllo, has been spending sev
eral days in the city visiting friends.
Mr. U. D. Powe, of Cheraw, spent
the week-end in tho city visiting his
brother. Mr. .1. II. Powe, of the Powe
Mr. S. .1. Cralg, who has been at the
home of his brother in Tylorsvllle re
cuperating from his recent illness, was
well enough to come Into the city for
several hours Saturday.
Miss Toccoa Calne has issued Imi
tations to a miscellaneous shower to
be given at her home September 27th.
in honor of Miss Mary Sullivan who is
to he one of the October brides.
Mr. Edward Lawaon, son of Kov. M.
L. Lawson, has returned to Atlanta to
continue his studies at tho Atlanta
Modlcal College. Mr. Lawson has been
elected art editor of the college an
At Berea Baptist church, five miles
west or Greenville. Miss Virginia Wil
liamson and Mr. u. B, Burns, of Lau
rens county, were united In marriage
by Rev. A. C. Wilkins, of Greenville.
The church mas tastefully and beau
tifully decorated with evorgrei as an :
goldenrod. The wedding march was
sweetly rendered by .Mrs. Marvin Wi'
llamson, and the attendants inarched
Blowly and in dignified manner up the
aisles, preceding the dainty little flow
er girls and the charming bride, ele
gantly attired. Accompanied by her
maid of honor, the bride was met by
the bridegroom, accompanied by his
best man, in front of the pulpit plat
form, where the officiating minister
pronounced the marriage ceremony,
in the presence of a large eongerga
tlon of friends.
The happy couple with quite a
number of relatives returned to the
home of the bride's father. In due
time Mr. and Mrs. Burns left to
board the 1.05 a. m. train for Geor
gia to spend a few days before go
ing to their future home in Lauren
A. C Wilkins.
MOTH Kit! THE CM I LI)
IS COSTIVE, BILIOUS
Don't Hesitate! A Laxative is Neces
sary if Tongue is Coated, Breath Had
or Stomach Sour.
Give "California Syrup of Figs" at
once?a teaspoonful today often saves
a sick child tomorrow.
If your little one is out-of-sorts. half
sick, isn't resting, eating and acting
naturally?look, Mother! see If tongue
is coated. This Is a sure sign that It's
little stomach, liver and bowels are
clogged With waste. When cross, irri
table, feverish, stomach sour, breath
bad or has sto.naeh-ache, diarrhoea,
sore throat, full of cold, give a tea
spoonful of "California Syrup of Figs"
and In a few hours all the constipat
ed poison, undigested food and sour
bile gently moves out of its little? bow
els without grilling, and you have a
well, playful child again.
Mothers can rest easy after giving
this harmless "fruit laxative," because
it never fails to'cleanse the little one's
liver and bowels and sweeten the stom
ach and they dearly love its pleasant
taste. Full directions for babies, chil
dren of all ages and for grown-ups
printed on each bottle.
Beware of counterfeit tig syrups. Ask
your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs"; then see
that it Is made by the "California Fig
Syrup Company." Don't he fooled!
For Sal< A choice one-acre lot on
South Hai per St. A combination
store-room and house .at Oakland
Heights. About iu acres/ oiy Main St.
near Mr. Howard's store.j All of these
properties at a bargain, vail on E. I".
Mlntcr, Laurens, s. c. 9-tf
For Rent The Wright place/ near
Lisbon. Good cotton and gram farm.
Apply to .1. X. Wright or H/Y. Simp
son. Laurens, s. c. 9-lt-pd
Tor Rent One home on Sullivan St.
known as Sullivan place. lAn'rangod
ami planned for two families. For
terms apply to Tom Shaw or C. It.
Bishop, Laurens, s. C. 9-2t
First Class Travelling Gin?^Rendy
for use or to move to any location, one
first class gasoline travelling ginning
out tit. Persons wanting same apply
to William Ityrd. I.aurens, S. C. 9-3t
Lost?A solid red dog, with Collar
on. answers to name of "^>fY'- Re
ward If returned to .lohn D. w. Watts,
Laurens, s. c.
For Sale acres, 2 1-3 miles nprtli
of I.aurens on two public road<A/U)out
35 acres in cultivation, one fotrr-room
house, one tenant house, good well
and spring. Apply to Oakland Heights
Realty Co., or E. P. Minter. 9-tf
For Sale?One corn and one wheat
mill, situated near Red Iron Rackj>t in
city of Laurens. Good conditioiT; good
patronage, run by electricity, B. E.
Martin. Laurens, S. C. 8-tf
For Sale Cheap -One pair mules
and wagon. Mules not large but in line
condition, easy o keep, and will work
anywhere. Foi particulars apply to
Mrs. s. B. Thornton, Mountville, S. C.
Gentlemen?When building material
is wanted, such as flooring, ceiling,
pine shingles, metal shingles, laths,
lime, cement, plastering cement, apply
to C. II. DUCkett, best material at close
For Rent?Farm 1 miles from Clin
ton, Ct miles .from Laurens, on North
Creek, A six-horse farm, containing
27.", acres entirely cultivated, Magnifi
cent branch pasture, several a.res of
creek bottom for cultivation or cut
ting hay. Good 1-room dwelling
house, one year old with 3 goc^l out
houses. Terms standing or T>art of
crop. Parties applying please bring
references in case I do not know them.
W. C. Irby, Laurens, B. C. 7-3t
Special Notice lo Farmers -Cse
Planters Special Grain Grower. 8-1-4,
under your oats and wheat. 1 uave it
in the Laurens ware house now for
sale. Ask Planter's Agents for It, or
write me. W. Carl Wharton, Water
loo, S. C. 8-3t
For Sale I have S nice lots neat
Watts Mill that I will selb reascmable
or swap for country property. [They
are well located and are between the
Mill and Laurens. W. Carl Wharton,
Waterloo, S. C. 8-3t
For Sale Selected 1 to 6 mos. S. C.
Brown Leghorn Cockerels. Fine lay
ing strain. I'riee $1.00 to $1.50 o:fch.
G. F. KlUgh, Cross Hill, S. C. 7-lt-pd
MAY MAKE CHAIRS
Direc tors Have Contract Under Con-j
slderation. No Lease Involved.
Columbia, Sept. 20.?Members of the
board of directors of the penitentiary
said yesterday that the problem of
finding suitable work lor the hundred
prisoners now employed in the hosiery
mill would probably be decided this
morning, at a meeting to be held at
the State penitentiary. The present
plan of the board of directors is for
the penitentiary officials to engage in
the manufacture of chairs with con
At the meeting of the hoard yes
terday in Ui<j office of the governor,
A. I). Martin of Frankfort, Ky., sub
mitted a proposition whereby he Is
to handle the chairs manufactured by
the convicts. Under the plan Mr.
Martin will act merely as selling
agent for the penitentiary. The work
of making the chairs will be under
the direction of the penitentiary and
a lease will not be signed.
Members of the board estimate that
about $15,000 will be needed to be
gin the work. It is planned to use
the old shoe building and the building
now occupied by the hosiery mill.
Both women and men will be used in
the new work.
Contract with the management of
the hosiery mill will expire Novem
ber 1 and the board has been for sev
eral weeks considering the question
of disposing of the more than 200
prisoners now employed in the mill.
"We have decided to engage in the
manufacture of chairs. The convicts
will not be leased, but Mr. Martin has
subimtted a proposition to act as sell
ing agent for the penitentiary. He
will take a contract to dispose of all
of the goods manufactured. The work
ing of the prisoners will be left to
the officials of the .penitentiary," said
a director yesterday, after the meet
ing of the board.
The first session of the hoard was
held with the governor. In the af
ternoon a meeting was held at tho
penitentiary Subsequently it was an
nounced that the matter would likely
be brought to an end at the meeting
this morning.?The State.
D. C. Harksdjile Very III.
The numerous friends all over the
county of Mr. Downs C. Barksdale, the
gental couri crier and auctioneer, who
has been sick for several weeks, will
regret to learn that yesterday even
ing his strength was failing him rapid
ly and that he was not expected to live
many hours. His family hold out lit
tle hope of his recovery.
Indexers have been responsible t(S9
many errors, but possibly tho str?ng*
est example of curious indexing oc*
curs in a law book. Turning over Its
index, a correspondent of tho Londofi
Chronicle noted tho entry: "Best, M*
Justice, His Great Mind," and refer*
enco to the pngo brought this: "M*"ft
Justice Best said ho bad a groat mind
to commit the witness for contempt)
She?What an awfully tall man Lord
Lofty Is! He?They say he's painful
Bolt & Hudgens' Stable
Saturday, Sept. 27th,
Bring them in. We will pay a
'i fair price for all ages.
J. R. Lawhorn
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McCRADY BROS. & CHEVES, Inc.
Engineers and Contractors
Special Attention Given Land Surveys.
Laurens, S. C. Charleston, S. C.
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THE supreme point of our Drug Store
is the reliable quality of our Drugs and
No dru- or prescription leaves this store
unless we are positive it is the best quality
that can be secured. If we have any doubt
about its quality it doesn't go out-you can
not take it out. We realize the importance
of quality in drugs and propose that our
customers shall have the best there is.
POWE DRUG COMPANY
On the Square Laurens, S. C.
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