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Laurens, S. C.
'ALISON LiE President
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IRIEN8, S. C., DEC. -1, 1913.
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 lne eontri
butions.. Letters should not be
malled later than Monday morn.
A merry Uhristlas!
A mierry Christmas Includes the
"apt. Sondley is one more nisguid
ed one coming to see the light.
. . .
Show us the guy that took the egg
out of egg-nog. Gaffney hedger. ('an't
do that, but we can spot. you on ''se
verial'' who don't put the egg in at all,
" . .
We are sure that it. is gratifying to
the people of laurens county to know
that the selection of the new superin
t'ndeit of ediention was 'eoalplislh
ed without the injection of Partisan
politics. WVe t.hink that., the eounty
telegation, rather .\lessrs. Illackwell
and l1rown ing, went about the matter
in a very ('on1Inendable spirit and eln
gineerel the' selection in a way to r'
lound to the best credit of the cou01n1
ty. Mr. Sullivan is a well educated
andt( talented young man anld is eqIuip
p(d to inake the cointy a valuable of
ficer. With the co-operation and en -
("oiur'agement of the teachers. Patrons
aind the public generally he shoul ac
c'ol!'lish inuch good. The Advertiser
will always st:iu ready to assist him
.in whatever Ile wishes to undertake
for tlie imlprovemntiI of the schIools.
11t' has our best wishes in his tinder
" * "
"Old Parter" hais a coiiiii till eat ion
in today's pain'r relating to the resig
-nation of Su lierin telndent. of l'dueation
(;eo. I,. Pitls and our remarks on the
.ditt. Our correspondent evidet1y
lelongs to tait c(lasi of mhen found ev
cr3ywhere who have not yet comi. to
realize t.hiat the miodes aid Imiannzie's
of living now are E1nite different fronm
'what they w 're a decade or so ago
and that the cost of livinig has gr'eatly
incrieased in the inteivalI. lIe also1 all
1 earis to overlook the factI that tuert'
antd worth oughitI to hav e thieir' deserits
an ith tat it' th eyar'e tnot. recognii zed in
(oine plac' they0 will he in aniothier'.
There Is ani (ver incdreasinzg detnanld
foi real ability iln every3 sectioni of tihe
countrty and ability cotimtanids a sal
ay 3'ct o'ensurait e withI the resul ts (Ihl
As to the saiary tof0 the supitendl'i~
enit of 'l t ocation0 "Old larmoer"-fig
TPhe .\dllVertise r sta tedl thrt. It was
repiort. As ai mtte~lhr of* fact. the sal
try is $75) .lperi yearI' $;u0 morle hb ig
allowed for travel ing expenses. We
wVotil ifer ftomz the amttountt of Lt'a v
(eIing ne lcessatry in t~i I oflice that thle
allowanice for this Is easIly spet in
that way and of cotuse Is an extra ex
Vedliturie, not to he counted in otn the
sal arty as cur ret. tex penses !oni ttinue
-in hiIs abtsence. What about thIiat
10 11er cet.t clauissiontOt on'OunI
ty school books? If "O0(1ld armi
(e'' kniew' t~he inisidei faclts as to whyi3
thle superCintL'tm'Int ofI edulcationi is niow
hiandlling thle ('ounty blooks, he piossibly
wold noI haimnt. Ii'eti~h iioid thiis phlase
of the sublject. Sutlice It to say that
afrter coantinue (lllnitsatisfact ory' setr
vice on the part, of the firmjl offetring
to handle the hooks, Mri. Pitts too1k
ovet' thle coutiiIy dleposi tory sotme LIme11
ago almtost in self deofenise, in ordler'
that the school chiildi'rin of the c-ounity
ighit secure(' what hooks thiey neededi
without dlelaiy and iterrupltiont of
stiiudy. Th'leor'etical ly thier'e is a piroflt
of 10 1pcr cent iti the sale of these
books, but Mr. Pitts has toldl us (on
several occadis that thiere was an
actuanl deficit last yonr' rather thani a
'profit. ~5uniecannzot be done int a
small way on a 10 per cent. hasis wheni
'no allowance Ia (made for losses, leaks,
-anexpectedl doeprciationi of stock, etc.
Tfhe soryices of a super'intendentt or
oducation canniot really he valuedl In
dollart. and cents. 1I Imultst bie eIther
valueless or valuable. If hie is value
iens ho ougrht to be nut out. of oflice
at the first opportunity. If he is val
uable, ho should be paid a sum large
enough to show appreciation of his
services and to allow him to live in a
manner in keeping with the ofilce he
holds and at the same time afford a
balance to be put up for a rainy diay.
NO IN FOLtalIAT'1'ION AVAILABLE.
The following correspondence car
ried on between W. J. Iarris, direc
tor of the census, Vashington, ). C.
and the editor of The Yorkville En
quirer will doubtless be of interest
in this city and county where the same
conditions exist as exist in York couna
ty and Yorkvillle:
t1)'PAlI'R'MICN'' OFe COMt 1NtCE
llureau of the Census
Washington, Decenber 6, 1913.
Pursuant to an Act of congress the
bureau of the census is engaged 1I
taking a census of the wealth.
dlebt, and taxation of the united
ed States, counties, and municipall
ties. It is planned to comn pie much of
the required information from reports
of county and municipal oticers as of
ficially printed inl local Itewsp1apie's I
beg to request, therefore, that you fa
vor me with a copy of the issue of
you' paper. or that. portion of the pa
per showing the information, contain
ing the latest published annitual report
of this elti.r.ntr t York county
An olilcial envelope and frank, re
q uiring no postage, are Inclosed for
your use in this connection.
'lrthn king you in advance for your
hearty co-operation in this isnportant
work, I am,
Very truly yours,
Wi. .1. I-larris.
Editor of Thle IEntiuirer,
Yorkville, S. C.
Yorkville, S. ('., )ecember I,5, 1913.
I ont. Win. .1. Harris.
Director of the Census,
W\ashington, ). C.
I have the honor to acknowledge
the rereipt of your favor of l)ecemtber
R, asking for oflicial publication in
regard to the wealth, debt aid taIxa
tion of York couity and the ''own of
Yorkville, and regret to have to ad
vise you that no such pubiieations aril
Tihere is in the charter of the town
of Yorkville a provision requiring the
iuib licttiol of information of the
chat'acter desired by you and also a
geniet'al st-atite to the saime effet;
but the o!licials whose ditty it is to oh
serve te :tw have. for reasons of their
own, neglec'ted to do so.
There is a general law requiring
county t'easurers to give the informa
tion you desire as to con titles by pub
lication annually; bit the politicians
who represent our cu'nty in the gen
eral asseitbly, have seen proper to ex
(e - empt this c'ouity from the provisions
of the general law, at( although such
i'xetption is clearly tncontstitutional,
in that tlere'I' ctnn be no special law
where a general law can apply, the
situalion is atcepted a and there we are.
Itegretting outr inability to fturnish
'Oul with t:(e inifoima tion you desire,
I itm Very truly.
-W. I). Grist,
14dlitor Yorkville Emnqilrer.
The editor of The Enqutirer might
have added after the clause "hut the
politicianas have seen proper to ex
empt this county from tlie provisions
of the general law," another clause
reading like this ---'thereby depriving
the taxpayers of information which
hey are entitled to."
To forestallI thle r'emiark s of a grneat
niany. we will atdd that thet newspa
pers' wouldiit like to) have this adver'
t ising. I lowever, we wvill slate t hat in
so fat' as The Adiver'tiser' is concerned,
the sublsci ptioii list of' thtis paper'i has
grown so lar'ge thait, becatuse of thle
div isin of thte couti iy's advettising
aL gr'eat lparit of thle adv~ertising is nowv
Ialmost Ott an unprj iofi table basis. The
Adveru'itiser' hats half thle available
Mleethuits of County Trutstees,
A mieeting of schlool trustees of the
countty will lie lihld ini this city Sat
urid a y, .lanuairy 10th. Sitpt. S wear in
gent will be piesen t to deliv~er'~ an adl
drtess andI to dliscuiss matteris already
of Interest to the trtustee associationi.
It is expceted that considerable inter'
est will be showni at thIiis mneetinag a nd
that. a large numinbet' of thle tru stees
One of His Worst.
The Doctor--Did you hear abouti
that Methodist preacher's daughter
down south who t urned sleuth, hunt
ed up the pickpocket who had robbed
her of her purse, and finially landed
him in the penitentiary? The Ptrofes
sor-Good for her! She was an M,
Eu. sIa, with a vengeanco.-Chicago
Destiny of America.
A nation Is not a coniglomerution of
voters, to be representedl by hungry
polticians empowered to partition
the spoils of oll1ce, but a people ai
mated by a common Impulse ad
seeking to work out a common dcs
tiny. The destiny of America is mu
tual servIce; labor is the corner stone
of out' nationality, the labor of each
for all.-Ralph Waldo Enmerson.
'Took First Position.
Mr. William Milligani Sloane, "Seth
Low" professor of history at Colum
bia university, in an interview with
the London inaily Mail correspondent,
saidl: "I uniderstanid that a 'certain
hterlin correspondent of a Newv York
newspaper recei ved a cablegram front
his editor which readl, 'Don't senid
muttch war news; world's baseball~ so
rins now nn t' "
WILSON TO TAKE
President and Ils Family Will Find
Enjoyment on (oast of Gulf of
Washington, Dec. 18.-President
Wilson will take a three weeks' vaca
tion immediately after lie signs the
currency bill, which is expected to be
on Monday or Tuesday. Where ho
will go has not yet been announced,
though It is said he and his family
will select a quiet spot on the coast
of the Gulf of Mexico near New Or
leans. It will be the longest absence
of the president from the capital since
he was inaugurated. There will be
no New Year's reception at the White
House as the president will be out of
the city during the holidays.
The president has been sufferinb
from an attack of grip for nearly two
weeks, but the announcement of his
intended vacation was made some
time before lie became ill. His physi
clan had advised a halt in the presi
dent's labors, which have been con
tinued without any material interrup
tion for practically a year.
As president-elect Mr. Wilson re
turned from a month's vacation in the
Ilenmudas last 'lecenber and in the
succeeding three months was under
the double strain of his ofllicial duties
as governor of New .1ersy and prep
aration for the presidency. Since tak
ing ollice he has been in Washington
almost constantly, being occupied with
the tariff, the currency and the Mexi
can question, among other pressing
Inasmuch as the president intends
to be away until .anuary 12, the di
plomatic reception planned for .lanu
ary 6 will be postponed to the follow
lug week and the dates in the entire
social schedule of state dinners and
receptions at the White louse for the
winter season will be revised.
The president today was well
enough to take a long automobile ride
and on his return helped plant an
American elm in front of the White
Ilouse. The president. shoveled vig
orously as if he enjoyed the exercise.
.\ erowd looked on.
)u ring a recent storm the elm
planted by President Mlayes was de
stroyed and its place is taken by the
6 A L.tter to Santa 'laus. *
* ** *.** * * *** ** **.* **
C'olunnbia, S. C.
i)eceiber 17, 191:.
Dear Santa ('laius:
't'he country children in
ISouth Carolina have been very good
during the past year. They have at
tended school faithfully and have
worked hard. 'T'heir fathers have also
worked in dustiriously and intelligent
ly, an(1 Providence has smiled gra
ciou sly uipon our State. They are all
expecting a ile Christmas and many
gifts from Santa Claus.
Thie llurialI School Su perivlsor hias it
speciail request to mlake of you. When
you arie mia king up youri gifts for' the
boys5 iand girls of' the Palmetto State
do not forget somei good i'eading slit -
able to the childr1 en. Th'e counntry
children in (our State have little aic
('ess to lira ries, iand many of them
haeii lheli' homes few books whliIch
liIke to hav y oul brinIIg themi it good
lpaper' ~l suted to thle boys and1( gIi'l s.
'Thle witer' formied his riniig hiabi ts
thirough reain g Th'ie Youthis Comnpan
lon whichi ('aime to himi weely as ai
('hristmai~s pr iesenit whieni lie was a boy.
Please sendu manl iy of our i'oy0s iand~
girls in Soilthi Carol ina a su bscipt ion
to1 thmis 01' somie otherci papiei' whi chi will
le a weekly r'emnindler of your lov'e foi'
the children, If you will (10 this, we
willi promise y'ou bighiter' and better
iboys andl girls next yeai'.
W. K. Tate.
State Su per'visor' Countr'y Schools.
lIising Niun Chaipter, IR. A. fl.
- Regular' convocation Itising Siun
Chaptei' R. A. M. wIll be ield at Ma
soil I liiall F'riday' eveninug at. 7.30i p.
mi. I'~hection of officers for' en si ng
y'r Re'fre4shmentcl s. (CompIa n Ions re
(luested to lie Oin hand1( iO prlptly3.
No llore Apple (Oler.
Th'le she ri ff has p)u1t the 1lid on the
aplhe ('Ider keg. Several days ago
ord'(ers went out fr'om the office to the
effect that apple cIi' dlealers wei'e to
turn off the slilgot "foi' keepis" and quIt
(dealling in the tirst-riuenching liquid.
Th'Ie shieriff' has an idhea that the ap
plle cidei' in qulestion is a little too
strong foi' the health of the commum
ty. Five places wore given notleo to
stop) the sale of It.
Mr. Meokton's Mean idea.
"Why dId you insIst on having your
wifo join the Suffragette Club?" "lie
catiso," replied Mr. Meekton grimly,
"I want to see that Suffragette Club
get all the trouble that's comning to
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8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
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Gov. Blease says he is dead against
commission form of government. Just
another good thing added to the list
of his constitutional antipathies,
which already Includes ministers of
the gospel, education, impartial en
forcenent of law, Woodrow. Wilson
and a free and unmuzzled press.
Sumter Watchman and Southron.
The following invitations have been
received in the city and other parts
of South Carolina:
Mrs. William Foster Deal
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Mr. L. Clyde Brownlee, Jr.
nineteen hundred and thirteen
at seven o'clock
133 West Creswell Street
Greenwood, South Carolina.
Mr. Brownlee is well known here
where he has numerous friends and
relatives. lie was born and reared
here In Laurens county, having gone
to Greenwood three years ago to ac
cepit a position with the Southern Ex
press Co. lie now holds a responsible
position with the Carolina Life In
J. 11. Caningham Moves to City.
Mr. .1. II. Cuningham, who some
time ago bought the Barre house on
Laurel street and who has had exten
sive improvements made upon it, has
completed the task of moving and he
and M rs, Cuinghain are now occupy
ing it. Mr. and .\Mrs. Cuningham have
been living near Lanford station for
same years. They are a welcome ad
dition to the life of the city.
Fit Ills Case Exncly
"When father was sick about six
year:: ago lie read an advertisement
of Clim:iiberlain's 'T'ablets in the pa
pers that fit his case exactly," writes
Miss Margaret 'Ca 1pbell of Ft. Smith,
Ark. "lIe purchased a box of them
and he has not been sick since. My
sister had stomach trouble and was
also benefited by them." For sale by
oi cr for Sale --I have a fine lot of
well cured stover for sale cheap.
F irst class for i'eceding. ''o be haud at
my house, -11.1 Chitrclh street, or by
seeing mie at Illakeley's meat market.
For Rentil----Four i horse farm for
rent as a whole or in parts. Out-build
I igs ani otlie' iprovements. Fresh
clearedl land and new buildings. Also
four mules for sale. I). I). Ainistrong,
Gray Court, S. C. 22-2t-pd
Notice .\1 persons are hereby for
bhiden to tresspass on iy property
f'r ally purpose, especially hunting.
Wade f lampton Culbertson. 22-2t-pd
For' Sale or ictent One house and
lot1 contaiiing thr aee acreos, loente I Ioin
('onwaiy street. Apply C'has. F.
I trooks, 1 2auriens, S. CV. 22-It
For Sale-W'ell br'oke hoise, five
yearis 01bl. Will work any where. Also
buggy and hiariness. I Iarga in fori cash.
Apply to this culle. - 22-1t
Forui I(tent-('ttageon Oi ullivan
strleet. A pply3 to W. 15. Sloan. 22-it
Notice- -lteginning 1st of .laniuary,
my13 otlice n ill be locatedl in thle oldv
llank of Iaur'ens buildiing, now owvned
by I ,aurnus TI'rust Co. .1. 1". Tlol bert.
Moiney to Loain:i-Several thousand
dollar's to loan on long time, Oin Lau1
r'ens county real estate fIirst mortIgage.
Address "Loan" care of Thei Advertis
Wanited-T'ieachers v'ith certificates
waintedl irmmiiediately foi' following 110
sitins in good gi'aded or r'ural
schIools; 3i at $60; 6 at $50; 8 ait $15;
11 at $40); 7 at $35. Di'cct from
school olilelals. Special enrollment.
Act immediately. \V. HI. .Jones, Mgr-.,
Sou ther'n Tleachiers' Agency, Colmumbua,
S. C. 20-3t-pd
Corn and Hlay-l have for sale about
'100 bushels of corn in tihe ear and
about 35 tonis of peavine hay at market
pri1ce. Call or wrlite (1. H1. Bolt, Laum
rens, Rt, 5. 19-5t
For Sale-Sph.ndhd 8-room home
with water and lights on 1-2 acre lot,
wvell andl conveniently locatedl at Lau
rens. For' further informiatlon andl~
S. C. 11-tf
For Sale--A choice one-aero lot en
South Har'per' St. A combination
store-room and 'houso at Oakland
hleights. About 10 acres on Main St.
near Mr. Howard's store. All of these
prIoper'ties at a blargain. Call on E. P.
Minter, L.aurens, S. C. 9-tf
For Sale-52 acres, 2 1-3 miles north
of Lauirens on two public roads, about
35 acres in cultivation, one four-room
house, onio .tenant house, good well
andi sprin~g. Apply to Oakland Hebights
IRealty Co., or E. P. Minter. 9-tt
When you feel'o:3-a.
vous, tired, worried or diesi ondent it Is a
ure sign you need MO'IT.3 NERVERINE
PILLS. They reniew the normal vigor and
mako lire worth living. noe sure aind ask for
M'ott's Ne'iverin~e Pills ja
Whl LIA MS MFC. CO.. F'repa., Cleveland, Ohio
LAUREIhd 4MiT' Co.
Laurena . ft.i
No amount of n
peddlers of alum ba
gling with chemical;
or cooked-up certifi
any kind, can chang
has been tom
free from alum
purity and i
Royal Baking I
for making finest an<
CROSS HILL NEWS
Cross Hill, Dec. 22.-Sylvania Camp,
No. 168 V. 0. W. held its annual meet
ing for the election of officers here
Friday evening. The following were
elected: J. C. Workman, C. C.; Hugh
1-. Fuller, Adv. Lieut.; J. 13. Pinson,
Banker; John \V. Hannah, Clerk; Dr.
Mills. Cahnp Physician; J. H. Dukes,
Escort; R. F. Wade, Watchman; J. J.
Hill, Sentry; J. H1. Rudd, A. M. Hill,
and J. R. Willeutt, Managers.
College students are coming home
for the holidays. The following have
already arrived: Misses 10lla May Mar
tin and Emmiia Lowe from Winthrop;
James Wade HIl from Columbia;
Hugh Pinson and Paul McGowan from
Medical College in Atlanta; Guy and
Paul Martin from Furman; Miss Mary
11111 from Limestone.
.Mr. J. Pierce Coats and wife of Fort
Mill, came over Saturday to spend
the holiday vacation with their home
We noticed Mr. Larry Watts of
Greenwood county on our streets, Sat
Our energetic and faithful county
col:nmissioner, Mr. .John Ilitt, is still
pushing the work on the public roads.
The Mudlick 11111 on the road leading
to Milton, which has heretofore been
50 had during the winter season, has
been put in excellent condition. Un
der the direction of Mr. W. B. Fuller
700 loads of sand have .been placed
on less than one-half mile of said
road. All growth has been removed
from each side and the road other
w\ise improved. The road entering
Cross Hill from Taurens has also been
made Wider and greatly improved un
der the supervision of Mr. IHit.
The Cross 11111 school closed Friday
for two weeks' vacation. Very ap
propriate Christmas exercises were
rendered, the hall and all class rooms
were neatly decoratedl withi holly, sten
('ii work, dlraw~ings, etc. A number of
patrons were present Friday after
noon to witness the exercises. Quite
a number of presents wer~e exchanged
among teachiers andl puplils and a very
pleasant afternoon *".s enjoyed 1)y all
Tihe ttacher's have all gone to their
respective homes to sp~endi the vaca
tion. Miss Wrenn Hiafner, to Chester;
Miss Lueie Miles to Marion; Miss
TRY A B(
IT IS OUR
That everyone vs
very Merry Chrii
We thank you for yo
the Old Year.
On the Square
uisrepresentation by the
king powders, no jug
, or pretended analysis,
cates, or falsehoods of
e the fact that
ind by the off
ons to be of the
1, and of absolute
)owder is indispensable
I most economical food.
Irene McDaniel to Due Wcst and Miss
1,izzle Griflin to Newberry.
Miss Wilson of the Pine Bluff school
went home with her friend, Miss Me
Daniel, and will spend a few days in
Due West before going to her home in
Mr. E. B. Rasor spent the week end
with his brother, W. 11. Rasor, at Whit
Rev. W. D. Ratchford left Sunday
night for York county, where he witl
spend the week with his parents.
-Mr. Ja'nes Coleman, besides being
an excellent mall carrier, knows how
to play Santa Claus just as well. We
have been the happy recipient of some
of his recent kind thoughtfulness and
can therefore speak from experience.
Once more have we become a little
child and are living again in grateful
appreciation of Santa Claus' visits.
With all the little children we can
once more sing and shout the praises
of good old Santa.
.Adam Simpson, a thrifty colored
farmer, killed a hog today weighing
510 pounds net. This was one of the
finest hogs killed in this vicinity this
The following invitations, of interest
to a wide circle of friends in this
county and elsewhere, have been is
You are respectfully Invited to attend
the marriage ceremony of
Mrs. .Jennie A. Smith
Mr. Clarence It. McChesney
on Tuesday the thirtieth of December
nineteen hundred and thirteen
at two o'clock
Waterloo, South Carolina
Stomach Troubles Disappear.
Stomach, liver and kidney troubles,
weak nerves, lame back and female
ills disappear wvhen E~lectric BItters
are used(. Thousandls of women would
not b)e without a bottle in their home.
1'0liza Pool of Depew, Okla., writes:
"Ellect ric Bitters raisedl 'in from a'bed
of sickness and suffering and has done
me a world of good. I wish every suf
fering woman could useu this excellent
remedly and find out, as 1 did, just how
good it is." As it has helped thouis
andls of others, it surely wvill do the
samne for you. 1Ever~y bottle guaT
anteed, 50c and $1.00. At all drug
gists. II. 10. Ilucklen & Co., Phila
(101phin or St. Louis.
s, S. C.
rill have a very,
stmas and most
ur patronage during
Launnsn S. .