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LAUREN8, S. C., OCTOBER 22, 1918.
The Adrcrtlscr will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor*
respondents urc requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Lotters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn.
Did you see the snow Monday?
? ? ?
Now is tho time to begin to make
plans for the next yonr/s fair.
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Tho Spartan burg Journal Is agita
ting tho question of building a "cream
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Did tho ground hog on OXhibtlon
Friday have anything to do with the
? ? ?
We see by tho papers that a group
of southern bishops are to be enter
tained while in New York with a ban
quet at Dolmonlco's. Careful now
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That the recent I.aureus County
Fair was the Immense success that it
w.is must bo attributed first of ali to
the people of I.aureus county as a
whole. It was their Interest in It:
it was their enthusiasm: it was their
willingness to participate that com
bined to make the Laurons Fair the
supreme success that all claim for It.
Hut it would be Impossible ami inap
propriate to praise the event without
calling particular attention to Cue men
whose leadership and unsurpassed
energy and Interest Contributed so
much to its flual succt ssful comple
tion. To President w. i>. Byrd, Supt.
J. 1). W. Watts. Sec. C. A. Power and
\V. R. McCuon belong the congratula
tions and the thanks of tho people of
the county. Tho Advortlsor believes
that it voices tho sentiments of the
eiltlro county when to these four men
In particular it extends thanks and
congratulations for ?tho third success
ful Laurens County Pair.
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THE COUNTY FA IP.
The annual county fair has come
and gone. Taking the size of the
crowd and the number of exhibits in
to consideration, it surpassed these
that have gone before, Nest year ??
btlll larger number and greater varie
ty of county products should bo ex
hlbited. To attain this end it vlll bo
necessary to commence preparations
With tho cry now being heard on
every hand that the South is being
looked to for a large part of the bo?f
supply of the country, it was disap
pointing to see such a small display of
Cattle. Willie tho exhibits of this
department were excellent in quail y.
number was lacking. It is to bo
hoped that next year a larger display
of cattle will he shown as this indus
try needs encouragement In this coun
The display in the field crop de
partment was very gratifying. If
there is one thing that the county
fairs should encourage most, it Is di
versification of crops, for in this lies
the salvation of the southern f:\i\ner.
If it can be shown by a special dis
play at a county fair that so many
various crops can be successfully
grown and cared for by one Industri
ous fanner the conclusion is Inevitable
that all the farmers of the county
can do the same thing by proper ap
plication. EspcOlally noteworthy in
this department was the varied dis
play of forage crops. At this lime,
when imported corn and hay are
bringing almost prohibition prices, the
need and advantage of growing these
crops in emphasized. The fanners
making such displays Friday gave
convincing proof of tho soundness of
the arguments for planting these pro
ducts in this part of the country, for
the crops on display were as pretty
as one would want to see.
The county fair should be an edu
cational institution for the encourage
ment and enlightenment of the farm
ing people. It is intended that this
ehould be the purpose of the Laurens
county fair and the display Friday
fully c.v,.rossed that Idea. Many ?es
sons could have been learned from
the exhibits. Wo trust that Uie larg
er part of those who attended wer?
fully imbued with the spirit of the
day and that they returned hdme de
termined to excell their own past rec
ords and tho records of their neigh
(NO CASE AGAINST
Accused of Taking Part In Robbery
at Parr Shoals but Found Not Ulli!?
Winnsboro, October 15.?The pre
liminary in tho case of the State
against J. B. Fr?ser, Jr., and Blssell
Blgham, of Chester, charged with rob
bing the paymaster of $10,000, at Parr
Shoals, was held today before Magis
trate F. K. .Mann, and resulted In tho
magistrate holding that there was a
failure on the grant of the prosecution
to make out a probable case against
the defendants who therefore, were
The attorneys for the defence ex
pected to have tho hearing In Winns
horo and a largo crowd had gathered
to hoar teh testimony, when W. II.
Kyles, attorney for the prosecution,
made the point that Magistrate Mann
wus without Jurisdiction to hear tho
case In No. 7 township, when he was
magistrate of No. 11 township.
He was sustained in this motion by
the magistrate and tho ofllccr stated
he would go within his territory and
have the preliminary.
At :: o'clock the crowd assembled at
Ashford's Cross Heads, 10 miles south
west of Winnsboro, and the case was
The prosecution offered only the tes
timony of Ii. W. Mahan, paymaster
of the .1. C. White Company and A. T.
Hancock, CEimp boss of the construc
tion camp at Parr Shoals. Mr. Mahan
testified in substance as follows:
Pay muster's Testimony,
lie was on train No. 13 that left Co
lumbia about 1.20 o'clock and that he
arrived at Parr Shoals at '2:.)Q o'clock, I
that it was after be had receipted for
Hie money and started towards the
camp that lie saw three men with
blackened faces; that they came up
and ordered the negro, Bill Henger, to
beat it,' and drop the money he car
ried in a canvas bag. The men. he said
shot twice over his head and shot Joy
ner in the hip, when he moved his
hand toward his hip pocket. The wit
ness could not identify tho persons,
but stated one of tho men was of the
build of Fraser and one about the
size of Blgham, Witness would not
swear either of them was the guilty
Says Recognized Them.
Mr. Hancock tos titled to having seen
Frnscr on Hie works at Parr Shoals in
February and June and saw Blghaim in i
the month of June; that he was about
eleven feet away when he saw three
men near the mail crane and heard
them hollering at the paymaster and
his assistants. Their faces were black
ened, he said, hut the disguise had
rubbed off their hands and lie knew
they were white men. Witness said
he recognizod Blgham as the man on
the right when they came up to him,
and the stout man in tho centre ns
Fraser. Witness said he went to Ches
ter and after staying there four or five
days took a seat in Wylie and Ander
son's stables, where he was told ho
would probably see the man he was
looking for. He said he thought Mr.
Wylie knew whom he was looking for
because he was in Chief of Police
Sander's olllce and heard the purpose
of Iiis trip. Witness recognized Fraser
when he came through the stable.
Would Svioar lo identity.
Asked the question whether he told
his employer that Fraser was the per
son who held thdm up, the witness
answered he had not. Said I- saw
Blgham in an eating house and that
Blgham went out when he came In
and left his meal. Witness stated he
would swear positively that Fraser and
Blgham were two of the persons who
held the men up, regardless of what
a number of citizens of Chester would
say as to their being In Chester at the
time the robbery was committed.
The attorneys representing the de
fendants were j. k. McDonald, s. J,
MacFadden, Oyles Patterson, A. L.
Oaston and Malcolm Marlon. After
the decision was announced the large
number of Chester citizens who had
journey od to the hearing in automo
biles applauded the magistrate and a
nun'.!.er shook bis hand.
Box Supper at Bailey School.
A box supper will be given al the
Bailey school on Friday night, Octo
ber 24th, to raise funds for school
work. The public is Invited to attend
and the ladies are requested to bring
Minister Praises this Laxative.
Rev, H. Stubenvoll of Allison, la.. In
praising Dr. King's New Life Pills for
constipation. ? rites:?"Dr. King's Now
Life Pills are such perfect pills no
home should be without them." No
bettor regulator for the liver and how
els. Fvory pill guaranteed. Try them.
Price 25c at Laurena Drug Co.
When Dirigible Balloon Explodes end
1 alls Nine Hundred Feet to the
Berlin. Oct. 17.?Twenty-eight per
sons were killed today near Johan
nisthal in the explosion and fall of
Count Zeppelin's latest dirigible bal
loon, tho "Lj-H." The 28 men rep
resented tiie entire personal of the
admiralty board which was to eon
duct the final trial of the dirigible,
loklng to Us acceptance by Hie gov
orment as a new unit of the (Jerman
aerial navy, the pilot and crew and
invited guests. 'Every person that
went aloft In the big airship Is dead.
Twenty-seven of them were killed
almost Instantly by the explosion of
gas in the balloon or burned to death
as the naming wreck fell to the
?round from a height of 900 feet and
enveloped them. One mot), Lieut.
Baron von IJleut of the Qnon Augus
te Grenadier guards, a guest of the
admiralty board, was extricated alive
from tho mass of twisted wreckage.
His eyes were burned out and he suf
fered other terrible hurts. Hogging
his rescues to kill him and end his
sufferings he was taken to a hospital
where be died tonight.
The "L-II," had it proved success
ful, would have been attached to the
aerial corps of the navy, which after
todays' fatalities now lias only two
men trained to connmand airships.
The official report of the accident
says the explosion was due to the Ig
nition of gas In or above the forward
gondola, but not within the body of
The navy was not the only sufferer
today through aviation accidents, for
tbreo army officers were killed In
aeroplane flights?Capt. Haeseles,
Lieut. Koch and Sorgt. Maute.
SHOULD SEED A
LARGE GRAIN CROP
W. W. Long Fears Farmers Will For
get the Necessity After High-Priced
Spnrtanburg, Oct. 17.?W. W. lx>ng,
state agent for the farm demonstra
tion work, is fearful that the farm
ers of the state, with an average cot
ton crop and a price that is remu
nerative, will make them forget the
necessity of seeding a large grain
crop, especially oats and some wheat.
Me calls the farmer's attention to the
advisability of Beeding these two
grain crops from the fact that the
corn crop in many of the great corn
producing state of the west is a fail
ure. Mr. Long thinks that corn will
sell next spring and summer for $1.25
cash, and $1.50 or more on credit, per
Mr. Long lias given out the follow
ing statement: "While wo have been
blessed in this state with an average
cotton crop in Im any sections, and
with a price that la remunerative. 1
fear that the financial relief thi t is
coining to many of our farmors will
make thoi.n forget the necessity at
this time of seeding a large grain
crop, especially oats, and I would add,
some wheat. I am calling the atten
tion to the advisability of seeding
these two grain crops from the fact
that the corn crop In many of the
great corn producing states of the
WOSt is a failure. In many sections it
is an absolute failure, ami the prese. f
prices of corn In the western market:
and re Hoc ted In our local markets,
should make us realize the necessity
of seeding a large crop of oats, and
in many cases wheat, In order to sup
plement the crop of corn that we are
now harvesting. It is not too much
to expect that corn next spring and
summer will be selling for $1.25 cash,
and $1.50 or more on credit, per bush
el. Surely, then the possibilities of
such prices Is enough to make us
stop and think, and the farmer who
has not produced a sufficient supply
of corn for man and beast, certainly
Will bo very much in bis own light
if he does not seed as large a crop of
grain as it is possible for him to do.
I have mentioned the Seeding of
wheat, not from the fact that It is a
paying market crop In our state, but
I am one of those who believe that
every farmer should make all of his
supplies at home, for it Is my observ
ation that those who practice this mo
thod of agriculture are generally the
men who are prosperous. It wc 'd
take only a few acres on each f
to supply every family with flour
enough for the home consumption."
Suffered Eczema Fifty Years Now
Seems a lonh time to endure tho
awful burning. Itching, smarting,
skin-disease known as "tetter"--an
other name for Eczema. Seems good
to realize, also, that DR. IIOIJSON'S
ECZEMA OINTMENT has proven a
Mrs. D. L. Kenney writes:?"I can
not sufficiently express my thanks to
you for your Dr. Hobson's Eczema
Ointment. It has cured my tetter,
which has troubled me for over fifty
years." All druggists, or by mall 50c.
PFEIPFRR CHEMICAL CO.
St. Louis, Mo. Philadelphia, Pa.
Knocking The Market.
Over in Spartanburg the papers are
publishing kicks against the Spartan
burg cotton market. Ditto Anderson
very much Oreenwood. The matter
comes up for debate every year. Laut
year The Index published weekly the
market? at all tlic towns In the coun
ty. Greenwood was nevor below the
highest. It may be that a smaller town
will find it a good advertising scheme
to pay an eighth or even a quarter
above the Greenwood market to some
man who Is keen to appreciate such a
difference and i-o far as 1 e is con
cerned and many others tho Qroon
wood market Is till to the bad. It is
good business to keep up with the
market, of course, and if a man can
get a better price for bis cotton at
some smaller place and it is just as
convenient for him to haul there, he
cannot be blamed for so doing. When
ho falls to take Into consideration,
however, tho time he consumes in go
ing away from his regular market,
over roads to which he Is unaccus
tomed and many other things not
necessary to enumerate for we do not
wish to prejudice the interests of any
adjoining town, 'it is more than prob
able that while In his individual case
he has received a half a dollar a bale
more he has lost much more in other
ways. The Abhcvillo Medium boats
that wagons direct from Greenwood
came to Abbeville last week because
cotton was bringing so much more
at Abbeville than at Greenwood. The
Medium :is usually unduly enthulastlo
in its statements. There are more buy
ers on the Greenwood market than
ever before and tho competition Is, so
far as we arc able to judge, keen and
genuine. Greenwood ought to be the
best market in Western Carolina for
everything the farmer has to soli; it
Is admittedly the best in this part
of tho State for everything he has to
Attend the County Fair and while
In the city call at S. M. & K. H.
Wilkes & Co's store and buy some of
thoir splendid values in furniture
that they offer. They will pay freight
on bills of ten dollars or over to your
nearest railroad station.
They 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.
Notice?We are carrlitfg a full stock
of sewer pipes and lnfctings. Laurens
Hardwar Co. 13-lt
Lost?Crocheted baby cap between
Mr. Capers Heliums' home and tho
bridge over Little River. Finder will
be rewarded for its return to The Ad
vertiser ollice of to Mrs. Willis Year
gin, Barksdale, S. C. 13-lt
(hlckcns Ten White Orpington
hens for sale at $1.00 each. One trio of
S. ('. White Leghorns at $3.00. Also
trio of Indian Runner Ducks at $3.00.
Mrs. J. S. Bennett. 13-lt
Notice! Notice! XotRw:?Parties
wishing to buy Terra Cotta can find
same at Laurens Hadwayre Co. 13-lt
Trespass Notice?All persons are
hereby forbidden to enter upon any of
my lands for the purposes of hunting,
fishing, trap.ting, netting, gathering
fruit, straw or turf, vegetables, herbs
or cutting timber on sann1 without
first getting my .consent. William
Coleman, Whitmlre, 9. C. 13-41
Lost One bunch of keys on the
grounds around the Union Passenger
Depot. Finder please return to this
ollice or to the Express Office. 13-lt
For Sale Barred .Plymouth .Rock
Chickens and White and colored In
dian Runner Ducks. Apply to Lewis
Anderson, Laurens, S. C. L3-2t
For rent Six horse farm, situated
Within one mile of Mountvllle, In good
state of cultivation; about fifteen acres
of line bottoms, one mile of Mount
vllle. Will rent as whole or cut up
to suit parties. Apply to John T.
Stokes, Mountvllle, S. C. l2-5t-pd
For Rent?Four horse farm In high
state Of c ultivation, with good pasture,
situated within three quarters of a
mile of Mountvllle. Will ernt as whole
or will cut tip. Apply to John T.
Stokes, Mountvllle, S. 0. U-5t-pd
For Sale Splendid 8-room home
With water and lights on 1-2 acre lot,
well and conveniently located at Lau
rens. For further information and
terms apply 1)>'. W. H. Dial. Laurens.
S. C. n-tf
For Sale A choice one-acre lot on
South Harper St. A combination
store-room and house at Oakland
Heights. About 10 ac res on Main St.
near Mr. Howard's store. All of these
properties at a bargain. Call on E. P.
Mlnter, Laurens, S. C. 9-tf
For Sale acres. 2 1-3 miles north
of Laurens on two public roads, about
36 acres In cultivation, one four-room
house one tenant house, good well
and s, ring. Apply to Oakland Heights
Realty Co., or B. P. Mlnter. 9-tf
For Sale?One corn and one wheat
mill, situated near Red Iron Racket In
city of Laurens. Good condition, good
patronage, run by electricity. B, B.
Martin, Ixiurens, S. C. 8-tf
A good Lantern for only f)0e at
S. M. & B. II. Wilkes & Co.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no mutter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, o'.d reliable I>r.
Porter'? Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
I'ain and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
States Hit* Platform on Many of the
Leading Topics of the Day. Election
lams Should he Enforced.
Columbia, Oct. 17.?Chairman John
G. Richards, of the railway commis
sion, and a candidate for gubernato
rial honors to succeed Governor
Blease, In announcing several planks
of his platform upon which he will
make the race for governor, stated
that the primary system must be pre
served Inviolate and that he would
plead for honest elections, favored
making qualifications for voting as
easily complied with as possible; sug
gested amendments to the primary
election laws, and emphatically ex
pressed his hearty disapproval of any
law which wauld handicap the hum
blest white Democratic voter.
Other candidates for governor hav
ing expressed themselves upon state
wide topics of major Interest at pres
ent, Mr. Richards was questioned at
length by the representative of The
Record, and, In reply, Mr. Richards
expressed himself generally as fol
"Yes, I am fully aware of the fact
that our suffrage laws generally and
our primary system of elections espe
cially are subjects of particular inter
est just at this time and are likely to
be made issues in the campaign that
Is approaching; and I have watched
the discussions of these questions as
they have progressed with a great
deal of Interest.
"I regard this question as of vital
Interest to the people of our entire
state and I am never afraid to take
position upon any public question.
"To begin with, I believe that every
Ddaiocrat of voting age should be reg
istered and fully equipped, as required
by law, to participate In our general
elections and that It Is his sacred duty
to do so. I believe that the burden
to so equip oneself for the ballot
shiuld bo made as light as possible,
and that the boards of registration of
the various counties should tour their
counties and that at least each town
ship should be visited, and where the
townships arc large, that even the
school districts should be visited that
the freest and fullest opportunity may
be given for registration.
"Our Democratic primary system
for nominations is the best we have
ever enjoyed, or likely to enjoy, and
It should and must be preserved.
"I am, of course, nl favor of honest
election i, as is every other honest
man, but at the same time, I am in
favor of a free and full expression of
our Democratic vote at our primary
elections, and am opposed to unneces
sary burdens or restrictions.
"I desire to sta'.e that I am in hearty
sympathy with the efforts to rejmove
even the suspicion of fraud from our
"What we need Is a strict enforce
ment of the laws that we already
have. There are severe penalties
against vote buying and vote selling,
against Intimidations of any kind,
against voting more than once, agalast
perjury?in fact our statue laws are
ample, so let us enforco them.
"I believe that our primary election
rules should be amended so as to
prevent the enrollment of a voter in
more than ono club. If this is done
the opportunity to vote at more than
one precinct will be removed and at
the same time, our primary system of
elections will be very (much strength
ened and the affections of the people
of the state.
"I want It clearly understood, how
ever, that I am unalterably opposed
to the adoption of any regulation or
restriction that will deprive the hum
blest white Democrat of his vote, ex
cept those, of course, who are debar
red by the constitution and the pres
ent statue laws of this state."
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Are they feverish, restless, nervous,
I Irritable, dizzy or constipated? Do
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Worms not only ca^use your child suf
fering, but stunt its mind and growth.
Give "Kickapoq/'NVorin Killer" at once.
It kills aud >einoves the worms, im
proves youf'chlld's appetite, regulates
stomach, liver and bowels. The symp
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Camphor Ice, MenthoJatum, Rose Water and Gly
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Ponds Extract, Cold Cream, Colgates Cold Cream,
DMgett & Ramsdell's Cold Cream, P. D. & Co.'s
Cold Cream, Hudnot's Cold Cream, Elcaya Cold
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Any of These Will Relieve Them.
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On the Square
Laurens, S. C.