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,A l'ItENS, S. ('., ,l.\NUARY 28, 1911.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the loenl news of all the
conmunities In the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
'i'M)ING S'l'AM I'S.
The Sumter Wata1linan and South
ron, of .1anuary 2 I, contained a warn
ing to Sumter merchants against. th:'
trading at.am' evil. It appears as if
nn effort was 4 being (made by a trading
stamilp concern to gain a foothold in
that city. The advice of 'iThe Watch
'man and Sputh ron is good for other
merchants bsies those at Sumter, sot
The Advertiser publishes it in part for
the benefit, of local dealers:
If only one or two merchants could
mUo1nopolize the privilege of giving
1 ra(ling sta-:n.s and preminms in Snn
ter' they might obtain Lin advantage
over the other lierchanIs and thereby
inc'rease their trade. 'Tiey cannot do
this however. They may have the ex
elusive rigitt to give certain kinds of,
trading st-amps. or the exclusive right
to .ive aw:ay ett:'in kinds of p'emi
umis, bit Iheir ('01 peti tors will not.
sit idily by and permnit the trading
slamp imercliants to capture their
trade by this ietho". and one and all
will bLgin giving triding stainps a nil
pre11mims ::nd there will be a race to
s0ec. who I'a n give Ilhe m1ost stsamns aInI
the i.st jrea:iums. The trading
stamp comp(1ai!cs will reap at rich liar
vest and the ne:-cha nt.s will have to
Work hi:trdi r tand iiractica' greater e(on
oriies to 1,:1.3 tii- tax.
".ook at it i: ally light one may,
the tuu:ling attainp game is poor hmsi
ne:;s and !s :1 prit' ne.'il' at giving away .
uliethi( ihng li * or nothing. Th1e 01y1)' sale
and soun1 busies policy is to sell
fihe het :obt:linaleli 1 at a
legitirat e~! prolir an t..e I,(o)(b" who
biuy wil fi .1 ou:t 1h 0i :1t that
The . nei i o. w h il .lr. Aust
d Ileti l, t a tl t the Coli rl' i v-ie
en imore h it in is at ofc .[o as tod
allo in t me nuatxwtiore 'timgto larg-'0
orc anirs sttit a bieing asI [e
('ood1ote Siigd'iV:1.i Witlho the n t-e
't tennoyi t'ln('e wiebI ~ dta(ils( muto ab
ford th suerss r i'e btes l)01i) II) i m- 1(2
si e'a Ofm ('Oil s'.int ,iswok and'
bti t itslf tatd theItl c oy i h
-werel I~ nil moe. lie ofi times and
hconty prisr busino the teso ie
orH~ raythrti (hol(' lot be reuorod, to
'ill hisg attntionto oian.io
m[e withlgessi11 1 resosibil'iy on the
houlers. o f course att (' iisioni 'or
th C i t hev ,vill 'ntoaili xtr (1is~epens,i'
buet' ath i'ngi tati' is wa~ ing t'i'
tiw ot y i or.Theioc'' atins al f
thie count (bis Hkt ite bus'ties of; an
indvidal it' ti and i i0vis1 wthe it as
with nyetthn tolset fale' tenmy i
tpo'r bvthUscines tssland' a i xpnitur
willretaing r;eturinsli ytm tl
7 g''e suggestjionas to ai, nreaing te
tpowt~ero te tont conisionewes I
toin wi dhi( seems -itoVhave co tnsier.abld
ltnter, irovidey thre to a nived poer
thel ceonl~lty onu isonr at ti tal
thing we (a rect ntA' quie (erti ot;e
e or tie o'kook fte til hole n'ae
ites wihitAm tomissgWioner are nowe
at tedin Ihnt, i the ounty of the
- 'eta0inp ihiliIo the ssio lsyt theon
commiss baor sh'e ou o etinle ne
gve shome atower Howeact, tie 1ie'e
themgo and thie pevior h~~ imslf Ands
who are aware of what these men do,
know in their ,own minds whether it
is advisable for the county to contin
ue the present eystom. Anyhow, Mr.
.Abercromble has opened up a line of
thought that will doubtless result in
some kind of improvoment of present
TUN'0 1:0UitAL POLICH0.
We haven't been able to learn yet
what (isposition the county delegation
intends to make of the i'resent very
mouch disorganized and, in some sec
tions, useless rural police system. To
say the least the system as now con
stituted is very unsatisfactory. Some
of the ollicers are doing their duty
and some of them are doing mighty
near nothing, according to all reports.
Unless some more practical plan can
be put into operation, where every
police olicer -paid by the county will
be forced to earn his salary, then the
whole system should be abolished. We
are quite sure, however, that some
changes could be made in the system
which would produce better results
thau those being obtain now.
Some complaint has been made
against abolishing the system. For
instance, yesterday we heard a gen
tlomun from the vicinity of Mount
villc, where Policeman iLowe and Sul
livan I ate (lone good work. say that
it wout he a great blow to that see
tion of the county if the rural police
were dione away with. lie stated( that
the c(ontinuation of the system or
somethling siuilar to it is very neces
sary in that section for the preserva
tion of order.
Our umlerstandiib of the weakness
in the prosent system lies in the fact
that the sheriff, who is supposed to
direct the operations of the policemen,
has no -power to enforce his instruc
tions. largely because the appoint
ment of them lies with the governor.
it seems as if the only satisfactory
solution of the situation, other than
doing away with the entire rural po
lice systemni, would be to change the
law so as to allow the sheriff to name
thema or provide for their election by
the people. In eitlier case they would
then be ohld responsible for any laxity
in the discharge of their duty by those
who are directly interested and in a
p osition to judge.
Although there is considerable dis
satisfaction with the present system, I
we be!ieve that the people of the
county would be glad to see the rui ral
police idea given another trial with
=eome thanges in the law tending to
enforce attention to duty on the part
of the policeinen.
W,"ilL SING .\T' TitlNi''IT-ItlE.
Local Quartitette lnvited to Sint: at
New School on February 6(ith.
The Iiirens Qu artette, composedl of
.sisrs har ley licks. lEddie llicks
For I'raksmu .Ilacksoun M\c(rav~y
v:i'1 i e a r''eelt:il at 'Trdini ty-liidge
. eheol houset onl Pri oy, e. (Ih.
rwill also( b;' other things in
i!., w-y of e't 'rt:inlent for that
:t. Thel proceeds; will be used for
: schoolI. FTe local fo~ir has hen'omeI
a pioular drawing~ card over thme coun
ty and ( never aii to prioducite a most
..inioril y lheport lteadn in Ii ouse. (Com.
miittee Practically I'nanimous for
W\ashiington, .Ilan. 2d'---late this af
it rnioon the Ii ouise oif lliresen tativyes
took uip thei ('ase4 of Congressman
Whi:d.ley as~ reported0( fr'omi El etions
(lunitteec No. I, buitt the ti me of ad
tilurnmentit a rriv'.ed before much more
han i a thlird of Ithe three hours allot
te fotr the presenitation and discus
51(n1 of time repiortIs had bieen consumed.
'Fhe (case will have the right of way
Iomorr'ow, when the I louse re-assem
bios, and will be the first biusiness tak
en up. There is little dloublt that the
:>verwhelning majority rep~ort of the
:'Ommiiittee in favor of Mr. Whaley will
be. sustaineod when the vote is taken.
There were only about sixty or sev
:nty meinblers In their seats this af
ternoon dumring the proceedings, the
D emocrats being somewhat in the ma
jorit-y. Chiairmian Post 'read the ma
ioity r'epor't, anid had only a. little
miore thanil fin ished it wvh e: the ad1
journmllienit hoeur ari' ived. Vhi l~e he
was readinlg t.her'e were occasional
la ughtIer at thle quotations from the
record of the committee hearings and
the a fiudavits, atnd at the close Mr'.
Post. wals apla uded by imost of the
IDemnoc rats priesenlt, andl by some of
tihe llitubl Ican s.
F~or Frost liles amnd Chaijped Skin.
For frost bitten ears, ingers and
toes; chappediC~ hands and1( lIps, clii
bla ins, cold cores, red and rough skins
there is nothing to equal Bluckien's
A rnica Salve. Stops the pain at oneeC
nd henis nliilekly. In every home
I there shouldh be a box hiandy all the
time. Itest remedy for' all skin dis
enses, Itching eczema, totter, piles, etc.
25c. All druggists or biy 'mall.
I!. l'. ilucklen & Co., Phila. ei St. 1,ouiis
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
Apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR,
gient drewinug that relieves pain and hecals at
8 . -8
8 STATE PR 88 COMMENT. 8
County Superintendents Resign.
A special meeting of the State Board
of 1 ducation was held in Columbia,
December 22, for the .purpose of select
ing successors to Messrs. W. It. Brad
ley and Geo. L. Pitts, who recently re
signed as county superintendents of
Abbeville and Laurens counties, 're
spectively. Mr. J. M. ILawson was
elected county superilitendent of Ab
beville and Mr. James 11. Sullivan, a
graduate of the University of South
Carolina, and a prominent young at
torney, was elected to a Ainllar post
'Mr. Bradley has accepted the pos
'Lion of Deputy Collector of internal
Revenue, under Hon. ). C. Heyward.
Mr. Pitts' 'resignation was prompted
by a desire to devote his entire time
to a 'promising insurance business.
It is especially significant to note
that the resignation of both Messrs.
Bradley and Pitts is directly attribut
able to the snall salaries 'paid them
as county superintendents. The in
ternal revenue department and the in
surance business have each secured a
good man at the expense of the state
educational system. The loss of these
men should convince the people of
the state that they cannot hope to re
tain first-class men in the important
positions of county superintendents of
education at the pitifully small sal
aries paid them in most of the coun
ties.-Southern School News.
Protection for the Poor Main.
Says (he Laurens Advertiser:
"We believe that a (majority of the
voters of South Carolina desire pri
mary reform of some kind, though we
do not believe that any considerable
number of them will entertain the
idea of depriving any portion of the
white electorate of their rights in the
The only ones to entertain such an
idea are those who oppose such rea
sonable restrictions upon voting as
will reduce the danger of irregularities
and render diucult the perpetuation of
Every time a ballot is cast illegally
:.o1me0 citizen is deprived of his 'rights
in he government."
The Advertiser speaks truly when it
says the white people of South Caro
lina are opposed to putting the State
government into the hands of the
property owning classes or the edu
Nobody is urging the enactment of
legislation which would have thils of
all that is sought is the enactment
of :a law which will ensure to every
w hite man in Sou L Carolina 21 years
of age or over the priv ilege of voting
once and once only.
'"'o oppose the resasonaable safeguards
necessary to aceomplisli this result is
to uphold a System which Invite, dis
honesty, ;end tenda espe:ially to cut off
from the poor -man all hope of political
ad anc ement.-News and Courier.
TheI( ltute of Inmtecrest.
WItah unvary7in g regularity the ques
Lion of r'educ'ing thle maximnum rate of
inteorest, bobs) up at this season of the
year'. Nobody likes to pay interest, but
as we have to (do it, we wvould prefer
to haive the rate as low as possible.
Ililt the r'ate must. he high enough to
temapt moneoy out. of its hidlig places,
else we shall have no money at all.
Therec is thle problem-to 'havo the
miaximumn legal rate lowv enough not to
be0 bur idenisomie and1 yet hiigh enough to
make the lenider conitenit. It is the
iatur'al licliniation of peole with
money03 to lend to put it ouat at home.
They kniow coniditions there-the val
lie of the security, 'the moral charac
ter of the borrowver-and they can keep
an eye on both. That is wvhy men pre'
for to lend money *at home for less
than they could get away from home.
if the banikinig institutions in South
Carolina possesed suflclent money of
their' own to meet the reasonable needs
of the people of the State, the borrow
01ra mighlt safely combine and1( reduce
the rates from eight to seven or six
pear cent, liut they lack a gr'eat deal
of having enough money for that pur
po0se. 'We are in the midst of a period
of great dlevelopmnent, and( vatst quan
titles of money arc neoessary if it is
to continuec unrletardled. Can we get
that 'money elsewher'e at a lower i'ate
of intterest If we can, the 'ralte should
be reduced; but if we caainot it had
hest 1)0 left w'hereo it is, for the dlevel
opment of our' resouarces at this time is
wvorthi a gr'eat deal more than eight
per cent to wi.-Souatherni Christian
For Thea hair
If your hair is too dr'y, Lr!ttle, col
or'less, tin, stringy, or falling out,
uase Parisian Sage, now, at once.
It steps Itching scalp1, cleanses the
hair of dust and excessIve oils, re
moves daindr'uff with one a-pplication,
and 1makes tihe hair' doublly beautiful,
soft. fluaffy, abundan(110t. Tr'ly a 50c bot
It will not only save your1 halt' and
make it grow, biut give it the beauty
fGnnronis nrng Con il aon S. C.
NARROWLY ESCAPED INJURY.
Autonmobile Party Make Lucky Escape
when Machine Overturned Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. Frank IDavis, of
Princeton, and Mr. and Mrs. Thad
Crawford narrowly esoaped injury last
Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. Da
vis' automobile overturned at Barks
dale's branch, between this city and
Fountain Inn. In some way the car
ran off the 'bridge and landed in the
water below, throwing all of the oc
cupants out and pinning Mr. Davis be
neath the steering w'heel. Fortunate
ly, however, the car settled in such a
position as to protect him from seri
ous -injury and all escaped unhurt, ex
cept for bruises and scratches. The
car toppled over into the water and
all of the party received a drenching.
After the party had sufficiently re
covered from the shock and surprise,
the car was pulled out of the stream
and driven to Jaurens without j as
sistance. From here the party con
tinued to Princeton.
Wanted-Will buy four or five copies
of The Advertiser of Jan. 14th. The
Wanted-To purchase uprig'ht piano
of standard mike, second hand, but
in good condition. Write "Piano" care
The Advertiser. 27-2t
For Sale-Two good second hand
buggies and throe good mules. Apply
to I. Douglas Gray. 27-tf
For $alo-Eight S. C. Whit,. Leg
horn hens $1.00 each. Guy P. Todd,
Barksdale, S. C. 27-It-pd
Rooms For lRent-Three rooms on
second floor of residence convenient
to business section for rent. Suitable
for light-housekeeping. Vitl both
electric lights and waterworks. Apply
to Mrs. W. II. Garrett, Laurens, S. C.
Small Farm for Sale-I will sell at
public outcry in the town of Clinton
on January 31, 1914, at 11 a. in., my
farm containing 12 3-10 acres. 8-room
house, barn and lot, good well of wa
ter and good orchard. T. .1. Duckett,
Clinton, S. C. 20-2t
Bargains in Used Cars-1 two-cyl
hider Model A Maxwell runabout in
good condition, $150.00; 1 four-pas
senger Ford, $275.00; I five-passen
ger P'ord, $250.00; 1 five-passenger
Ford, 1912 model, $350.00; 1 two-pas
senger Ford, 11113 model, only been
run since September, $350.00. All of
the above cars are in good condition
and have just been overhauled at our
garage and new parts put 'n. Call us
up or write us. Summers Garage,
.':wberry, S. C. . 26-2t
For Sale---Ilome raised horse, good
(,i:alities, seven years old. C. 1E. Alc
, iney, Southern Cotton Oil Co. 26-tf
For Snaie---lountain Eagle 1)11 games
1.. C. Fuller. 25-3t
For Sale--Abotit 600 bushels of
co rn in the ear, and about. 10 tons of
t-vine, stover anid oat hay for sale
market price. Jeff 'Davis, Laurens.
I ate 5. 25-5t-pd
t'or Sale or to llenibThree tracts
< the Airs. Kay land, in Suimivan town
Sti, - near 'I'uinhui ng Shoals, 50, .1.1 anl
acres respectiveiy. J1. C. Sullivan,
!.:nirens, S. C. 25-3it
This Is the year to assess iheal Es
talte--Aud itor Thompson insists on ev
ery one making their tax returns of
bothI real andi~ personal propeorty early
and1( avoidl the rush-so liease get busy
l1e is waiting to take your return or
furnish you with blanks.
Itiniglet Barred Plymouth Ihocks
Splendid assortment of C'ockerels andl
P'uliets for sale at conservative iprie
es. Th'iIs stock is' bredl to a igh staten
of Purity. L~. S. Fuller. 25-St
For Sale or Trade-One 5-passeni
gemr autOdnobile ini first-class condlition
for sale or will trade for real estate.
Address Box I47, Laurens, S. C. 24-St
('otton Seedi For Sale-150 bushels
of Imuproved Big hioll Khiig 'Cotton Seed
for sale. See me at once. 1Ernest
idasterby, Laurenms, S. C. 24-5t
Saleswomen: Tiake notice-if you
want to earn good money in a dligni
fled and pleasant occupation write
The McAllIisterm Company, Peoples
Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois.
Queen of Maryland
Is a High Grade Soft
Winter Wheat' Flour,
.Guaraiiteed to Satisfy.
Blad bread spoils thieineal. Why
Stickell's Self Rising Flour
guiaranteedl pure and whlOesoine.
Aisk your Grocer for Quleen of
Maryland or Stickell'sSelf Rising
F'lour, and goodl b~read will be
D. A. STICKELL & SON,
MACIIIN GR~OCIRV COMPANY
L~aurenls, S. C.
ly/hen you fe discouraged,
m~ou, tred worcd r 1confused, nor,.
eons tiedwor edor es iondent it is a=
aure sign you ne dI MO'ITJ NERVERINE
PILLS. They n~rew the normal vigor and
nmake life worth 1ik ing. Iso suro and ask for
MoDtt's Nerverin.e Pills fa
WlI IAMS MFG. CO.. P'rps., Cle'ieland, Ohlo
Lauren. S. C.
Startling Exclusive Im
provements Mark the
Step.Starter-,-SelectiveTwo-Speed-Double Brake Con
trol-- Double Control of Free Wheel -Folding Foot
Boards-Ful-Floteing Seat, and Other Improvements.
Step-Starter Starts Machine With Rider in
the Saddle and Both Wheels on the Ground
THE 1914 Harley-Davidson is marked for the innovations
it presents. Innovations, but not experiments, for every
feature has stood the test of months and months of hard
road service. The Step-Starter--an exclusive feature-fur
nishes the only practical method of starting a motorcycle.
If the rider accidentally stalls the motor it is no longer necessary to hold
up traffic on a crowded street, find a level place in the road, get off in
the mud, and set the machine on the stand to start it. A downward
push on either pedal and the motor again begins to throb.
Selective Type of Two.Speed Folding Foot Board.
The Harley-Davison selectivetype The Harley-Davidson foot boards
of two-speed has proven itself to be are unusually long permitting a great
exceptionally reliable, extremely variety of positions according to the
simple and wonderfully effcient. Itis height of the rider. Tisl overcomes
houed isidotnerearhub.thusavoid the great objection to the ordinary
lag dust, dirt or damage Its speeds type of foot boards builtonly to fit the
are selective and the rider can shift ordinary mnn. With the Harley
from low to high or high to low or to Davidson foot boards whether the
neutral at any time whether the ma rider is tall or short he Is not forced to
chine is standing still or in motion, assume an uncomforiable position.
Double Brake Control FulFloteing Seat
The ow HrleyDavison and For the third successive year the
Brake may be operated by a foot lever aten eats the itlo
Sd right fot r or by back the rider between two concealed
pedaingon ithe pealsprings, aesimilating all jars end vib
Double Control of Free Wheel "atlon due to rough roads,
Free Wh~eel Control Is operated by Other Refinemonts
hand or foot. With his hands on the Overthirtydesirable improvements
hnndle-bnra the rider has complete are noticeable en the new Harley
control of the 1914 Harley-DavidTon. Davidson. f
Call, phone or write for advance announcement describing in
detail th@ many now features of the 1014 Hoarley-Davrdson
T. S.CIIIPLEY, GreenwoodS. C.
---- THE ----
. Charles Coffee is a recognized stand
brand with dust the right strength and
a m stdelightful flavor
THREE POUNDS FOR.--$1.OO
- .ome-made, water-ground Meal on hand
all the time. Phone 244
A. LE MAHAFFEY.
St. Chalest it Co ntree ig a areog nged sthanod
ardu ondel with jstte racighsrngh.n
Home-m Iutinadel 110o nae-grouner Mad tonl theand
avill rh t~ ie. onPhortnotce.
Allp kinsofard tben whiheed fromc Landratwood
aok ngdies Prpary'in g eeknd andalu woke s ual
laetOn the Smartad Lewl e aend the veyCb.to