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ttabscrlptlon Price In $1.00 Per Year
Puyutile In Adrnnce.
ADVERTISLR PRINTING COMPANY
Lanrens, S. ('.
W. G. LANCASTER
Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Raten on Application.
Obituaries and Card of Thanks: One
rent a word.
Ktatereu at the postofflce ?t Lnurenn,
8. C, as second class mall matter.
l,A|/m:\.S, S. C? OCTOBER I, 1918.
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The Advei User will he glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are reo. nested to
sign their names to the contli*
buttons.. Leders should not l>e
mailed later (han Monday morn
Trade In Laurons.
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Whether or not cotton la higher or
lower here tliatl elsewhere, the fact is
the staple f.s bringing a mighty fancy
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Have yoti noticed Hans Schmidt'?
rajra? You know what it means when
thejr fall below tho eves, don't you?
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Have the merchants thought any
thing more about tho question of clos
ing al an earlier hour In winter lime?
It ought to he done, it* practical. Wast
ed energy is costly.
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Children should not he kept out
of school to <lo chores around the
house. If they are, they will never
ria? above doing chores. Send thorn
to school and give them a chance. Give
thrm a bettor opportunity than you
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The first issue of The York News.
published at Yorkville, has boon re
ceived. It gave every indication of
stsplendid equipment, both in editorial
direction and in the mechanical de
partment. With the support of the
Yorkville people, it should enjoy a
long nil fruitful life.
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tDne bale of cotton brought fourteen
rents on tho local market Monday, it
could not bo said, however, thai Iho
[Laurcns market was giving fourteen
??ent*. hut it la probable that many
reports went out to that effect and
probably Ih tho explanation of some
?>r Die reports we hear from other
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TUM COTTON MARKET.
The tdvortiKor today has a commu
nication about tho local cotton mar
ket. Inquiry Is made why the
market bore is not as high a> al some
other places enumerated. Tho Ad
vertiser is unable to offer any satis
tarb? > explanation of this hut la un
willing, however, to admit, without
proof, hat as general thing the mar-'
h< t hero is l?wer than elsewhere. It
is In i position to know dellultely
1.' :>: in some places nearer to Laurcns
than nro these towns mentioned that
the cotton market was higher than in
I euren a on certain days and then
ngaln It is in a position to slate defi
nitely Jhat on some highly quoted
markets the price was no higher than
ill Lauren* on certain other days. The
facts nro Unit, as a general thing, the
Cotton market is such a "skittish" af
fair that few of us ever know "where
Uf are at" In regard to It.
Il has been reliably reported and
The Advertiser has substantiated these
reports, that tho Clinton market has
lie^n for several days higher than the
loeal market. This has been explain
ed on tho ground that the Clinton cot
ton mill was out of Cotton and was
fOTced to have It. at any price. So lo
*?;>) conditions ran the market up there.
It vv;!.-a rumored several days ago that
Cross Hlil was paying II l-l cents for
cotton The rumor had its effect upon
many a ho did not take the trouble
id /lull OUt definitely, but it has been
(tested. Cotton was bringing a bet
ter price In Hamens than it was In
Green Wood Saturday, we are In a po
sition to statt? definitely. Cotton
brought tho samo thing In Laurons
yestorday that It did in Gray Court.
nrr:ording to a telephone message from
It I* Gray'a store yesterday afternoon.
Several other places are quoted as
baling higher markets than Laurens,
!?t Ehoae reports have not been sub
fitaefUO-ted and many rumors have lat
er betCB denied. So, aa we stated
above. th? cotton market. Is a hard
thing to put your fingers on, but facts
sure required before a just criticism can
HON. R. A. COOPER
ADDRESSES U. D. C.
Quest of Daughters of Confederaci in
Anderson County, ?Inn- lie Muk?s
Principal Address of the Day.
Starr, Sept. ?Tuesday. Soptom
bor 23, was an occasion that will long
bo reiaombered by the vetorans of
starr and surrounding country. Theso
30 veterans, together with their wives
and a number of widows of veterans
gathered around the banquet hoard.
The banquet was spread by the
members of the Stephen D. Gee chap
ter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy. The Rev. .1. I). Single
ton presided and made the address of
Welcome. lion. It. A. Cooper, of
Laurens, solicitor of the eighth.cir
cuit, was the orator of the day. Most
eloquently did ho defend tho princi
ples for which tho soldiers fought and
lauded the gallantry of the soldiers
on the field.
The members of Stephen i>. Loo
Chapter feel under many obligations
to Solicitor Cooper and to tho mem
bers of tho quartotto,
These dinners are given annually,
as it is thought more suitable to show
love for the (dd soldiers while tiny
arc living, and it is hoped that every
one of the 30 men, good and Kray,
will be present next year.
Following Is a synopsis of the an
nual address by Mr. Cooper on the
causes of the war:
The cause or causes which brought
on the terrible conflict between the
North and the South in 1861, is not as
well understood as it should be. It
Is not correct to Hay that the South
ern States seceded from the Union
because they wished to perpetuate
the institution of slavery, neither is
It correct to say that the slavery
question did not hive a part in it.
We can understand the situation bet
ter by revi'-wlng a little of our his
tory prior to I860.
Particular attention is called to the
war of 1812, which was advocated by
Southern congressmen when the
Southern States were not directly ef
fected by the act of Great Britain in
making war on American commerce.
The people of tile South were then
peculiarly an agricultural people,
while the people of the New England
States were interested in ocean trade.
The cause of New England was then
the cause of the South, and the sol
diers of the South who enlisted in
this war with England, certainly had
a large part in bringing about the
successful termination of that con
flict. The result was that Now Eng
land merchants were thereafter en
abled to carry on their business
without Interference from the mother
country, ami the independence of
America was won for the second
time. This fact is mentioned to show
that the Southern States were not
only loyal to the Union, but loyal also
to her brethren of the North.
Tho real conflict between tho two
sections commenced with the passage
of the tariff bill of 1816. The con
troversy was over the construction of
the Constitution of the United States,
and this controversy continued until
the slavery question became the great
Issue. Tile pcoplo of the South took
the position, which was not then con
troverted by any one. that slavery
was a lawful institution and that the
people of tho South have the e |unl
protection of the law in reference to
this species of property as well as all
oile r law in reference to this species
of property as well as all other prop
To have admitted the right of the
North to free the slaves without tho
const nt of the Southern States, was [
to admit that the slave holders of
the South did not have the equal pro
tection of the law. The South, there
fore, denied tho right of the general
government to interfere with their
rlghl of property in their slaves pure
ly on the ground that such Interfer
ence was not within the power or leg
al right of the government, and when
the Southern States seceded from the
Union, they were asserting what was
then understood to be a constitutional
right, it is unnecessary to quote au
thorities as to the right of a State to
secede from the Union, for such is not
the purpose of this address, l have
mentioned these facts to show that
the real question at issue between the
two sections was the construction of
the constitution, and the power of
the general government thereunder.
Daniel Webster, the great New Eng
land statesman, as late as 1S.V2, in a
speech in the statt? of Virginia con
ceded not only the right of a State to
secede, but also that the South would
be justified In so doing unless the
people of the North ceased the agita
tion of the slavery question. Presi
dent Lincoln. In his inaugural ad
dress, dlscallmed any Intention of In
terfering with slavery in the South,
and stated further that he had no
right to do so. Thus it will he seen
that wo were acting within our con
We have met here today for the
purpose of honoring the heroes of
the Pouth who took part In this great
and terrible conflict, und the question I
.vory naturally arises, how can we
honor these men? Their record on
the Held I? well known. The only ex
planation of tho achievement of our
soldiers on tho battle Held lies in the
fact that each felt, whether he thor
oughly understood, the question at Is
sue or not, that his cause was a
, righteous one. That ho was fighting
< for principles guaranteed him by the
constitutional and law of the country
in which he hod been living.
How, then, shall we honor them
better than to set; to It that the truth
shall be known and that history shall
be written as it was made. That it
shall not be said that this war was
brought simply to perpetuate slavery,
or any other institution which might
be of financial benevt to the South,
but that It was fought in defense of
the principles of government guar
anteed by the constitution to wit:
that every individual in every sec
tion of the country should have and
enjoy equal protection of the law. and
we can honor them further by con
tinuing his tight until this princi
ple not only shall he recognized as
one of right, but that It shall be real
ized by every citizen who lives un
der the American Constitution.
It has been said that the "hatchet
was burled" tit the great reunion at
Gettysburg this year. We rojolco
that there shall be no more war be
tween the North and the South. Peo
ple of the South are still loyal to the
Union. It Is our common country, but
we refuse "to bury the hatchet." Prin
ciples for which we fought are just
the same today as they were then,
and we propose with this "hatchet" to
strike down and defeat every Influ
ence which threatens popular govern
ment, and which would deny to each
and all an equal opportunity and an
equal protection under its laws.
The Confederate soldier has left to
us a glorious heritage. He taught us
how to stand for a principle that was
just, and how to die for one's coun
try. He taught us what it means to
sacrifice, to endure hardships, and to
brave every danger. And we may
show ourselves worthy of this heri
tage by continuing the light in time
of peace, which he so nobly made in
the terrible conflict of anus.
Our soldiers returned from Appo
inatox defeated in a sense, and yet
his courage was undaunted. His
country was ruined, his slaves were
free, his family in want and many In
destitute circumstances, and yet he
was the same master. He has mas
tered every adversity. He has re
hablllted his country, and this sec
tion of the South today remains the
one section of our country which Is
purely American. Get us then re
solve to honor these heroes, and con
tinue to honor them by seeing to it
that the principles of right and jus
tice for which they fought shall be
established and rem tin the principles
upon which our government shall
rest and move.
I had rather be .1 confederate sol
dier, even In destitute circumstances,
having made this contribution to my
country, having offered my life as a
sacrifice for the principles of govern
ment recognized at the time as just
than to have accumulated the millions
of 'Morgan or Rockefeller, I had
rather be a Confeodroto soldier who
followed Leo and Jackson, than to
have bejn a Napoleon or an Alexan
der, and conquered a world. Ander
The liest Pain Killer.
Ducklcn's Arnica Salvo when applied
to a cut, bruise, sprain, burn or scald,
or other injury of the skin will im
medlati ly remove all pain. B. 13.
Chamberlain of Clinton. Me. says: -
' It robs cuts nnd other injuries of
their terrors. As a healing remedy its
equal don't exist." Will do good for
you. Only 25c tit Laurcns Drug Co.
Insurance t'ompanj Working to I're
venl Disease. Medical Director vis
its This County.
Dr. L. G. Boall, assistant medical di
rector of the Southern Life and Trust
Company, of Greensboro, N. C, spent
Tuesday in Laurcns making physical
examinations of the policy-holders of
that company in this section.
The plan of the company Is to have
one of its home offlce physicians cov
er once each year the territory in
which it operates and offer to each
pollcyholder, free of charge, an op
portunity to secure ii physical exam
ination. By this means it will be pos
sible to give warning of the approach
of those chronic diseases, curable In
the early stages, which creep upon a
man unawares and which exact such
a terrible death toll from men of mid
This health conservation work on
the part of this Southern company is
said to be a distinct innovation In the
lifo Insurance field, only one other
company, it is asld, having undertak
en It. In the opinion of some insur
ance men, however, It will be a ques
tion of only a few years until the
practice will become general, and
When It does, it will be next to im
possible to overestimate the tremen
dous and far-reaching good that will
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
mi I lh an History- Call nt .l/ll. Sul
livan's slor<> for a copy Ifyflie Sulli
van family history or WnifJo. Sullivan.
Ware Shoals, s. c. it. F t). No. -i.
Lost Uni' oven-oat between Little
River bridge and public so^dare on
road to Cray Court. Rinder return
to this ofllce and net suitable reward.
Lost Saturday evening abouL>nlght,
one 10 dollar bill on .Main Street or
South Harper. Leave at tluj^Advertis
er ofllce and net suitable reward.
Seed Oats For Sale?Mintpr*8 Im
proved Seed Oats and MunuVed Hushed
Seed Oats Tor sale. A|ff)ly to E. P.
Mintor, Laurens or write J. U. Min-'
ter, Sedalla, S. C. 10-?t
Lost--One - ring with L. C. in blue
letters on it. Lost between n*fstof!ice
and residence of Mrs. D. C./ffarksdalc
last Thursday night. Finder please
return to Advertiser ofllce. 10-It
For Sale A choice one-acre lot on
South Harper St. A combination
store-room and house art Oakland
Heights. About io acres on Main St.
hear Mr. Howard's store. All of these
properties at a bargain, Call on K. P,
Minter, Laurens, s. C. a'-tf
For Rent?One home on Sullivan St.
known as Sullivan place/ Arranged
ami planned for two IXuiilies. For
terms apply to Tom Shaw or C. It.
itishop, Laurens, s. c. o-2t
First Class Travelling Gin?Ready
for use or to move to any location, one
llrst class gasoline travollkfg ginning
outfit. l'ersons wanting same apply
to William Byrd, Laurens, S. C. 9-3t
For Sale?52 acres, 2 1-3 miles north
of Laurens on two public roads, about
36 acres in cultivation, one lour-room
house, one tenant house/ good well
and s|)t ing. Apply to Oakland Heights
Realty Co., or B. P. Minter. 9-tf
For Sale?One corn and one wheat
mill, situated near Red Iron/Racket in
city of Laurens. Qood condition, good
patronage, run by elecmclty. B. B.
Martin, Laurens, S. C. 8-tf
For Sale Cheap?One pair mules
and wagon. Mules not large but in One
condition, easy to keep, and/will work
anywhere. For particulars apply to
Mrs. S. B. Thornton, Mountvillo, S. C.
Gentlemen?'When building material
is wanted, such as flooring, celling,
pine shingles, metal shingles, laths, |
lime, cement, plastering cement, apply
to C. H. Duckett. best material nt close |
prices. 8-5t-E.O.\V.-pd j
Special Notice to Farmers?Use |
Planters Special Grain Grower/, 8-1-4,|
under your oats and wheaty/I have It
In the Laurens ware house now for
sale. Ask Planter's Agents for it, or
write me. VV. Carl Wharton, Water
loo, S. C. 8-3t
For Sale?1 have S nice lots neat
Watts Mill that I will sell reasonable
or swap for country property. They
are well located and are between the
Mill and Laurens. W. Carl Wharton,
Waterloo, S. C. 8-3t
Tlie) Make You Feel Good.
The pleasant purgative effect pro
duced by Chamberlain's Tablets and
the healthy condition of body and
mind which they create make one feel
joyful. For sale by all dealers.
RIOTING FEARED IN
Tennessee House of lt^|?r4?s??utJll
Almost Hlotous Over Luw Enforce*
Nashville, ?Tenn.. ?2."?.?As ?a^
precaution against possible rioting
over the socalled law enforcement
bills, the Tennessee house of repre
sentatives this afternoon cleared the
Capitol Of all spectators, including
members of the senate, which was not
in session. It did not require formal
action of the house to do this, as all
the spectators left after being address
ed briefly by Representative Macfar
land, who suggested that their pre
sence in the galleries or anywhere in
the capitol would seriously Interfere
with the business of the house. He
fore leaving, however, some of the vis
itors gained the assurance that de
tectives and others suspected of be
ing tinned likewise, would leave the
capitol. A squad of policemen in the
corridors left also.
The faction opposing the passage
of the socalled law enforcement bills,
Which are designed to make more ef
fective the present prohibition laws,
today continued a filibuster against
the measures. Late today a petition
signed by a majority of the house, it
is claimed, urging Speaker Stantton to
allow the bills to come to a vote, was
ordered spread upon the journal.
The house voted' down a resolution
providing that John Yeaman, a depu
ty game warden, be cited before the
house for contempt. It is alleged Yea
man displayed a revolver during the
uproar in the house yesterday when
several speakers charged that gun
men were present. The house will
meet again tomorrow for considera
tion of the local bills.
WHAT TO GIVE?"
Is the question that is
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POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant/fclief and an absolute cute
in all case's of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Feyer. Sold by druggists ; mail oh
receipt of price $1.00.
Trtnt Package by mall 10 cents.
WILLIAMS MFC. CO.. Prop*.. CleYeUod. Ohio
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Lsurens, S. to
MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDY
Is known all over America as the Candy of
Quality. Every piece handmade, from cream but
ter, sugar and chocolate. No chemicals used.
Ordered Fresh By Express Every Week.
You can get it only at
POWE DRUG COMPANY
On the Squafre Laurens, S, C,
TO A LITTLE SONG ENTITLED
COTTON COTTON COTTON
When you sell your cotton
Rays must not be forgotten
Here is where your penny counts
In very large or small amounts.
Old Man Dollar is friend to us all
Fourteen cent cotton makes a mighty haul
Bring Rays part of it; we wont take it all
We remember you always, remember us in the fall
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