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LAUltENS, S. ('., ,JANUARY 14, 1914.
The Advertiser will bo 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
'nailed later than Monday morn
The formation of a now bank speaks
.ell for the progress of the city.
.re are few things that are produc
tive of more good for a town than
banks as. they collect and place into
available form the floating capital of
On several occasions The Advertiser
has advocated the closing of the
stores all the year round at six
o'clock. The matter has been person
ally discussed with several of the
merchants and with one exception they
have all been in favor of it. The objec
tion raised by the gentleman opposed
to closing at six o'clock in winter
time was that it was necessary to re
main open in order to staighten uip
stocks. This is an objection, but it
can be gotten around by closing the
doors to custo:ners at six o'clock and
atrarightening stocks with4ut intier
ruption. It will not 9e very often that
any stock will remain to be straJght
eued up anyway as the clerks will
look after that before closing time.
Announcement has just been made
that two of Atlanta's most successful
stores are to close at 13:30 O'clock. It
seems that Laurens stores couid easI
ly close a half hour later and not
suffer from it. We suggest thtt the
dry goods and clothing stores try this
* * *
M1. 1cCGOWAN FOR JIll)Cl,.
One of the important matters to
coie up bofore the present legisla
ture will be the election of several
associate juistices. QuIte a nutmber of
prominent Inwyers have been umetn
tionefdl as fitted to ill the vacancies
and among them is a menber of the
Tmurns bar, l in. I". P. M o~owan. Mir.
Mc~owan htas receivedl the endhor'sG
went of Ihis coil e:tgutes here and doubt
hess wviii receive considlerale s'upplort
from difforont. sections of thte state.
lie ipossesses a widle knowledgo of
the law an d has lhad ant actIve experi
once at qiiractlice extendintg over many
yearsx, mnakinttg him~ well fItted to fu I
1111 (very requhiremeint of the oilee.
~Mr. McGowan has had( a long and lion
ored career at the Laurens bar and
has .just ar'rived at thte age when one
begIns to tink of the htonors rather
than the c:nouments of ofice. Doubt
lesslhe would feel more gratIfied over
the recognition of htis abilty than the
sanry which would go with it. The
legislators would go munch further and
not fInd a man better fitted for the
W. W. Unll, editor (If Thte State,
himself a aurens aman, has called at
tentIon in the followIng words to the
dleath of a lormer ~iturens county cit
izen, Col. (Marces 10. Ilookecr, of Mis
"Col. Charles 1'J. Ifooker, whose
death at the ago of 90 at lila home in
Jackson, Miss., was announced in the
press dispatches yesterday, was a na
tive of South 'Carolina, having been
born in Laurens county, where hie
spen t lis boyhtood. lie was a brave
Con federate soldier, having lost an
arm in the service, and for a long
time, until old age cauisedl lis retire
ment from active life, hte was one of
the most influential men in the pub
lic affairs of MissIssippi. F'or 20 years
ho was a memiber of the national house
of represenitatives and his abilities
antd chtaracter were held in htighi re
piute in that bodly. Ie was an admi'
shle type of the southern patriot and
gentleman and was richly endowed
with the social (iualities that make and
hold friends. Few of -his old friends
in South Carolina survive, but a num
ber or lis kcinspeople, of a younger
generation, are hiving ini Laurens. Tn
the \state of lisa adoption his career
was honorabla. to the home of his
birth and youth."
Short News Notes Picked up by The
Advertiser's Special Correspondent
Clinton, Jan. 6.-On Wednesday
night the Knights of Pythias gave a
most elaborate and delightful banquet
at the Hotel Clinton. A delicious
menu was served in six courses and
after the menu was finished the guests
were called to order and given a
warm welcome by Mr. W. 11. Simp
son, toastmaster for the occasion and
who announced toasts by W. W. liar
ris, A. 'C. Daniels, H. J. Winn, Capt.
F. S. Evans and C. D. Brown of Abbe
ville. This was an occasion to be
remembered with pleasure and delight
and was attended by a numlier of out
of town friends. Music was furnished
during the evening by tho Laurens
band. After the banaet a dance wa,
given in Copeland's Hall.
On Wednesday afternoon Miss Ohi
Young entertained a few friends.
On Thursday Mrs. J. F. Jacobs en
tertained the Friendly Dozen book
club at a ten course luncheon.
On Friday 1lisses Hera and Ruth
Bailey entertained a number of friends
at a dining.
Monday night Mr. and Mrs. W. It
Owens, Jr., entertained at an elab
orate six o'clock dinner.
Tuesday Mrs. M. A. Hays was host
ess at a four course dinner.
On Wednesday night and Thursday
Miss Fimmie Young was hostess to
seven of her little friends.
Mr. Robert and Gary Harper of An
derson were the guests of Mr. .1. C.
Harper last week.
Miss Lucile Harris of Laurens vis
ited friends here last week.
Misses Fant and Fleming of Car
lisle spent Monday in Clinton.
Miss Wren larfner of Chester visit
ed Mrs. John Hunter last week.
Miss Lettie Abell and Miss McLain
of lowryville are visiting Mrs. Lee
Miss Florrie llurdette returned from
(reenville this week after visiting
Miss Delia Russell there.
The Presbyterian college began work
Thursday and the students and pro
fessors are back again after spend
ing the holidays with their parents
and friends over the state.
Mrs. W. A. Shands has returned
from Lancaster where she visited Mrs.
Mr. ). W. A. Neville has returned to
his work in Washington.
Mr. W. I. .Jaimes spent Sunday with
Mrs. W. O. Neville.
Miss Hilise Spencer left Monday for
liollyville where she will take up her
work as governess again.
Uiss Frances Garvin returned to her
teaching in Easley on Saturday.
)r. and Mrs. D. M. Douglas ha' C
turned from a visit to Chester.
Mr. IEugene Power of Abbeville vis
it:d M r. W. .#. Bean, Jr. last week.
Mr. X\.%'Owens, Jr. returned Fri
day frhn *uzm Tree, N. C., where he
eari 018 brother, Edgar, to be in
Miss Rallie Burgess returned from
Sum'miorton on Tutesdlay.
On last Wednesday night at the
home of D~r. WV. P. .Jacobs, Miss Lila
Jacks was tuarried to Mr. Preston
Nahors. Miss .Jacks was an inmate
of the Thorn well orphanage and was
a mnember of the Junior class in the
TFhornwell college. Mr. Nabors is a
young farmer andl lives near Cliniton
where they will tie at home to their
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how it make$ outr eyeS dance.
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Sif you will carefully re-read -
theo foiregoing you mtay discover_
Ia cerita' it typographical pecul lar
ity which is intendied as a gen
tle remlindler to a few of our~
r ieader's. A wordl to the wise
(and good) is suficient.-IEx
For Frost lies andi Chatpped Skin.
For frost bitten cars, fingers and
t~oes; chtappted htandls andl lips, chtil
blains, coldl coi'es, red antd rough skins
thtere is ntothting to erqual ilucklen's
Arnica Salve. Stops the pain at once
anid heals quickly. In every htomne
there shoul be h a box handy all the
Line. Best. remedy for all skin dils
eases, itching ee"zemta, tetter, piles, ptc.
25e. All druggisis or by qnall.
II.i' 1 uck len & Co., P'hila. or St. Louis
"Shall Blease Be Senator"
That is a very important question
that, will in all probability, soon pre
sent itself for answer in this state.
The answering of it is of vital import
ance and our worthy voters should go
slow in making their final decision.
Cole L. Blease is now serving his sec
end term as governor of the common
wealth and during this time ho has
pardoned, paroled, and conumuted the
sentences of approximately 900 peo
ple. The question in the average
man's mind is, "Should all these crim
inals have been turned out, to war
on society again?" Let us go slow
in answering that question. Among
these 900 criminals are many that., I
honestly believe, deserved a pardon.
Many of them dewncved freedom. Still,
scores of others deserved it not. When
Blease turned out the negro murder
ers, negro rapists, gamblers and crooks
to wage their war upon South Caro
lin-a's fair name again, he did a great
wrong, both to, himself, as i. man, as
a citizen, and as governor, and to the
commonwealth. Again, Gov. DBlease
does wrong in using partiality in
handing out the state's "official plums"
lie has said that he will give these
favors to his friends only, and none
others need apply. Now, when a man
is elected to an oflco he is elected by
the people, the lawful voters of that
state or terf'itory, to carry out the
wishes of the people. In other words,
lie is elected as a servant of the whole
people. This is a dcmlocratic country
and an ofliceholder is "the servant of
the people." Does Mr. Blease carry
out this form of democratic govern
ment? Hardly. It seems that rather
than recognizing his obligation as
"servant of the people" he has as
sumed the role of "the Master of the
people," with a huge capital ".M."
I do not know very much about the
record of F. 1). Smith in the United
States senate, but he is chairman of
one of the most powerful, and one of
the most helpful, co:nmittees in that
august body. Now, if Mr. Smith were
not an all-right man, he would not be
chairman of this powerful committee,
would he? And do you think that such
speeches as those that Mr. Blease do
livered at Richmond, and at Anderson,
would be listened 'to, very attentively?
You don't think so, do you? I have
met Mr. Blease, and I must say, his
looks belle his actions. In appear
ance he doesn't look like a man that
would say, "I shall grant favors to
my friends, and none others need ap
ply." Mr. Blease has been gifted with
a great brain, and it's a very sadl mis
take of his that ho doesn't use it to
ward the accomplishment of better
and greater things than he does at
present. Ilis deeds and speeches have
caused the name of our commonwealth
to C'o.lne a by-word of ill-fame in the
sister states of the Union. Does this
kind of advertising bring "coffers of
success" to our state? We need thous
ands of sturdy New Englanders as cit
izens of our state, and if we remain
sloy ini redeemiling its fair name, then,
of course these sturdly labor'ers will
long delay their coninug,
It isn't any mnoney in my pocket if
Smlithi defeats Dbase; or DBase de
feats Smith. I only ask that tile thous
ands of voters will pause and consid
em' how their ballot, will affect the fu
ture of this state. Every true voter,
shiould, by7 all lmeans, have the best in
terests of his state at heart. Elect
11ini en to as high an office as a seat
in tile United State senate, is not a
light matter' at -all. Statesmen, who
have time best Interests of the whole
iieople at heart. shiouild be elected to
such01 a highl and powverful office. Then
these statesmen woiild lbe goodl exam
plles for' "Young America" to follow
after. But, kind reader, would it be
a wise coumse foi' "Young America"
to fellow inl thle footsteps of seine of
our near-statesmen of todlay. Would
such a course be a wise one for him
to pulrsume? I have thrown a true light
around each of tihe men who are as
irmants for a seat in thle United States
senate. So far as you and I know,
we cannot tell of any had mistakes of
Senator Smith. Can we say such,
with truthlfulness, of our governor?
There, you hlave tils political story
ill a nutshell, and, as I close my arti
cle, T repeat my (questonl, "Shall Dbease
C (hatngesu in Firmis.
Notice has b)eeni giv'en of the dis
solutlin of tile fim of Mahlaffey &
Ttabb. Mir. Mahaffey wvill continuie tile
business as In the past. Mr. Babb
has purchlased an interest in the
Bramlett mepair shop and wvil ereaf
ter' be founad thlere. The name of this
concern will no0w be WV. B. Branmlett's
Souns. These changes have alreadly
gone into effect.
Dri. M. A. Simmons' V'egetable Liver
Medicine is one of thle old time i'eme
dlies. Fli'st Offered to the piubliIc in
1810. To this dany it rankls as the best
remedy foi' the relief of biliousness,
inldigestion, constipatloll andl all dis
orders dute to a toi'pld liver. Thle gen..
unme is put up in a lithogr'aphedl tin
box. Ask foi' it. Pi'ice 25e. Sold b~y
Trial of C. J. Hebert Most Probably
Ends Seminole Case.
According to a dispatch in yester
day's Newberry Herald and News,
John Y. Garlington, who was paroled
by Gov. Dlease some time ago, was
Monday pardoned in full by the gov
ernor. C. J. Hebert was acquitted in
the Richland county court Friday of
all charges preferred against him
growing out of his connection with
the Sonnole Sticurities com-pany. The
following is the newspaper account
or his acquittal:
Columbia, Jan. 10.-Governor Blease
stated this afternoon that in view of
the acquittal of C. J. Hobert by a jury
in Richland court today, he will Mon
(lay grant an absolute pardon to John
Y. Garlington, formerly president of
the Seminole Securities company, who
is now out on 'parole.
"If home juries acquit 'men like He
bert who resisted extradition to this
state and the men higher up are not
punished," said Governor Blease,
"there is no use keeping the home
boys in jail or under 'parole."
Tfhe governor added: "There is no
us trying any more Seminole cases
while I am governor."
Cleared of All Charges.
C. J. Hebert Is cleared of all charges
growing out of the sale of controlling
interest in the Southern Life Insur
ance company of North Carolina to
the late Seminole Securties company.
The jury in the Richland county court
after being out all night returned a
verdict of not guilty shortly before
noon today and Mr. Hobert walked
out of the court house a free man,
cleared of the charges which have
hung over his head for six years.
Hebert was indicted for conspiracy
to defraud the stockholders of the
Seminole out of $98,000. The case
consumed two days, it going to the
jury last night. When court recon
vened this morning the jury was still
locked in their room but about 11
o'clock filed into court and announc
ed a verdict of acquittal.
Hebert is a resident of Chattanoo
ga,' Tenn. lie was defended by Rep
resentative t. H. Welch of this coun
ty and Jesse M. Littleton, of Tennes
see, a brother of former Congressman
Martin W. Littleton of New York.
SPCi AL NOTICES.
For Sale-Mountain Eagle pit games
L. C. Fuller. 25-3t
Chickens For Salo--Barred Ply
mouth Rocks and one Brown Leghorn
rooster. Apply to Lewis Anterson,
For Salte-About 600 bushels of
corn in the ear, and about 40 tons of
pea-vine, stover and oat hay for sale
at market price. Jeff Davis, laurens. 1
Route 5. 25-5t-pd
For Sale or to Rentr--Three tracts
of the Mrs. Kay land, in Sullivan town
ship, ncar Tumbling Shoals, r50, 44 and
31 acres respectively. J. Cl. Sullivan,
Laurenms, S. C. 25-3t
For Sale-Good family horse cheap;
also One mule cheap. ii. G. McDaniel.
For Sale--50 bushels of Cook's Cot
ton seed, at $1.00 per bushel. A pply
to J. S. George, Laurens, S. C.. Route
Loste-Green hand bag containing
'pair of kid glo,'es and some silver
money 'hetween R. fl. hell's place and
IMurens. Finder will please return
to Palmetto Hlank or Advertilser of
Tihis is thme year to assess iseal FEs
tate--Audltor Thompson insists on ev
ery one making their tax returns of
both real andl personal piropierty early
andl avoidl the rush so pllease got busy
lie is waiting to take your return or
furnish you with blanks.
Ringlet Ilarred Ply mouth Rocks
Splendid gssortment of Cockerols and
Pullets for sale at conservative pric
es. This stock is bred to a high state
ot purity. L,. S. Fuller. 25-5t
$1I00 to $.400 'per month solling high
gradle andl general lubricating oils,
greases, paints and exclusive special
ties. Salary or commission. Fairfax
Refining Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 25-1t-pd
To Ment-The farm of W. A. Cope
landl, one and a half miles of Laurons.
A good two-horse farm. Twvo theous
ands J)ounds( mididling cotton. J. Wade
Anderson, Laurens, S. C. 24-2t-pd
For Sale or Trade-One 5-passon
ger autoinobile in first-class condition
for sale or will trade for real estate.
Address Blox 14'7, Lau rens, Sl. C. 24-5t
('otlon Seed For Sale-50 bushels
of iprovedl Big Boll King Cotton Seed
for sale. See me at once. I~rnest
10asterby, Laurens, S. C. 24-5t
For Sale-Two 'mnies, twvo good see
ond( hand buggies. Wiill sell cheapl,
cash or on 'time. H., D)ouglas Gray.
Saleswonmen: Take notice-if you
wvant to earn good money in a digni
fled and pleasant occupation write
Tihe .\cAllister Company, Peoples
(Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois.
For Bent-Five room cottage on
Sullivan street. Apply to W. 10. Meng.
('orn and4 Ilay- have for sale about.
'400 bushels of corn in the car and
about 35 tons of poavine hay ait market
price. Call or write G. HI. Bolt, Lau
rnn, nt, S. 19-5t
Robt. E. Lee.
A million hearts ! Tongue can not tell,
Nor pen record, the multitude
Of kindred souls which know thee well,
iou man so great. Thy fortitude,
And honor true, were love supreme
For Southern homes, and thou didst dream
To keep what sires (bequeathed to thee,
Intact for us-our chivalry.
And now when time thy record writes,
'Tis graven deep, upon the heights.
Where names are scribed which shall endure,
To ages toll of manhood sure
Of one who knew no .lower flight
Than standing for God-given right.
Geo. Studson DeLano,
Mountville, S. C.
McBEE HUSTLING. Springs, four miles away. A power
liant will be built within two miles
Mr. E. P. Minter Speaks Enthusias- or McIeo which, as a result, will soon
ieally of Conditions There. be lighted by electricity It is expect
'Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Minter, of this ed that a railroad will soon tbe built
city, have just returned from McBee from that town to Monroe, N. C., on
where they have been on a business abling a through train to run by there
and pleasure trip. Mr. Minter bought from Charleston to the West. A $10,
about 1,500 acres of land there him- 000 school building has just been con
self recently. Mr. Minter says there pleted.
w!ll be several great improvements It is stated that a government oi
made in and around there soon. pert is in that section now, laying out
Among them, an $18,000 passenger de- a complete system of roads on whicia
pot will be built at McBee and a big $40,000 will be spent in that township
hotel will be constructed at wig j alone.
Farm Implements for Sale Cheap
Three Cultivators M
Two Cole Guano Spreaders
Three Cole Cotton Planters
And other Farming Implements for sale at one-half
price. Second-hand but in the best of condition
At Clardy & Wilson's Store.
A GOOD RESOLUTION
Will be one to get the "correct" glasses your
eyes need. Replace those harmful badly-fitted
ones you're now using.
At your service here-the' skill and exactness
that the fitting of your efes demand, at reason
able expense. Get an examination!
Reliale Jeweler Lares S.C
And cenoten withFa urrtingee frse agto teald
worniness recond-hng u ntbs of condition.d ll or *sal
* doe in A akthCad &hp ilnsons-soe.Rbeie
Vewill bes onewn to tuth "ordrt and ses ayidofr
i~on whe're nwit latsting.mhie
Ateil you sin c ul ie ofnwhiery'kl and toolatesser
tatsto the mrttingd wore les abemad t ery'esto
abler epense.t Get anhr niexiain
elalso Jewealeocee-or Laund ss . C.at
tnin todero wthou crn trati whoe houeadn o h l
(liotvo somkwanst your rder and weoillgivyyukindsactof
einnutin Jan . 1st.nal ofneahnra teoCouthvey
aSoo Borkstadw will be an odlted bey uesto
ins omtlyad o Mhr notictt.oels
Whwilalme a ln o scl n-dooris and h as Spennt
cnion , poores, inse tabwhles hous.
J.OD. DRUGO COMPANY
On heSqure LAURENS, S. C.