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ADVERlTISEII .itlNTiNG cOmIPANY
.u i''nens. S. C.
ALSON LER Presldent
I&RTHUR LEN See. and Trcas.
Adyertising~ Iales on Applicltlon.
Obituaries and Card of Tianks One
cent a word.
Entered at the postoffice at Laurens,
8. C., as second class mall matter.
LA1TilENS, S. C., IAN. 20, 1915.
The Advertiser will be glod to
receive the local nens of all the
communities lit the county. Cor.
respondents fire requested to
sign their names to the contri
butioms.. letters should not be
malled litter thtan Ilonday morn.
Interes't ilt the iiayoralty and couti
( Tit i race Ih:(s ttaken thlie edge off
of Ilth race for postilaster .
Th e coitest Ifor lite lo al postillas
te rshlip has1 about reachevl the stage
of, "watchfu: witli' whore it sug
ges:'s an old-tim rabbi. lhun:ng
secen with Iimzzl load1ing shot-guns.
A 1oet-footed "cotton jail" is making
a "gi-t-away" down a Cotton row at
trelentouih sIte'd while a halt dozenI
long, keen b ar pointing in hiIs
directtion. T aps havo alreAdy
beenl1 poppod ald ihe hlIintes re Wait
Ing for the ImdCler to explode. Tlle
(Il(uetioll Is "'Whose powder is goingu)
to explode first and who is golig tc
hit the White Spot T'
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Inl another coluImnI of ti a r
I e :'ound a :'d from th11V city counvil
\\ hif') We takvo ii; int'1 d as a reply
to ourv diaalhist week on thel subh
.100; w, publicity of counciild lie -
Ito . This comu ilnct ionl was, hand
(ed in t tile offico by the City. "cl:-1;
on f it in these col.
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bv ;J. Ow il(n I t0!; co u un uo i s s1i:x.wd
by~ ~ ~~ ~~~"( ol"h one- o or lee
1 h\I. r 0- 4 mm
!dyI. 42)1 1141!
11~~~~~~~~ -A2 I!~2 1 4NI
l' l !m,1 d tm 1n lrliyatten
ar.. 1 .i'1r'y s :nak~xtig the payment
's .11tion la'", s:imilatr to the Torren'ts
sysa m I, s(o 5o/4'ly needed~i and~ s0 oftent
igeon-htoled 1in eommlitteos whetn int
Itroduce h01 1tht 1to, Seems11 at ilast to he
in) sit. (ov. .\lanniutg is said( to have.'
been in tavor' olf such a law for years
andt is r'eComrtelndationl gives r'ise to
the ho1p1) that somtlthinug Is at last to
The a'ddlress of the Goveraor has a
patrtiotic air which earmot fail to ap
peal to ever'y cltizon. is plea 'that
"all citizens" Join 1h1m "'in the dioter
minatlotn to pliace andi keep Soutth
Carolina in the foretront among her
sister states in progress, in moral
tone, andi in enlightoened and educat
cr1 citizenship'" Is a fine thought atnd
befltting the governor of ouro state,
Thern is little that one could fitnd
fau it witht in his add ress. It enn htaird
ly 1he1 sidi, however, that hie touChied
Ite vital things intI his d isenission oi'
'"mEI towIt schtools,"' as nearly all
mitills in the tate now~ htave e'xcellet
schools ats par t he 0 ir ii Otlu ~llment.
~iTe miii school prolem~itt should b)e
met':'rdt wIith the one othtor' Iprolem'
whih httle did riot decal with as we
wold( ha ve decsi red, viz., lihe pr'oblem
of 01ompulsor01y aiIttendianc. We wouldt
r1h1r had1( 5001n a little mlor'e out
it IlOry ('diication1, though this wats not4
Ital) Visited By Another
SECOND ONLY TO
THAT OF MESSINA
11ith Ilues oif Commun 11intion 'Stilli
Donn Esflilates of hilled and DImiii.
Imes are onil 1iart inily correct.
Thousands Lose Llies.
ome, .1an. I .-Italy has been vsi
ted by an earthquake of wide extent
v.ihh according to the latest advices
resuked in the death of -10,000 and
injury to possibly 20,000 more in towns
and villages destroyed.
The shock was the strongest Rome
has felt inl more than 100 years.
- The town of Avezzano, in the Ab
ruzzi department, 63 miles east of
R1ome, has been levelled to the
griund and here 8,000 persons are
reported to have been killed.
in many sinall towns surrounding
11lmt buildings were paritially Wreck
edl, whil(e at Naies a panic occurred
and houses fell at Caserta, a short
listancee to tile 6ast.
0lom 1)1ow Naples lit tie south to
Firreria ill tile north, a distance of
more than 300 miles, and across al
nIlost the width of tile countr13y the
undulatory movement continued for- a
In Home it was thoight at first that
t wo shocis had occurred but the
SeisInographic 1ist IInent Is n1 tile ob
:0'r'vatories showed there was only
tne which beginning at 7:55 o'clock
ill tile morning, lasted frolm 22 to
Ill the capital itself so far as ls
knaowni I tIhee waks 110 loss of life, but
a great. deal of daiage was (on1e,
(hut'rcies and statues suffering 1most
Fo:- a lt1me tle people Were stricklin
with fear and there Was a veritalIc
'all i ill h ospitals, m01o nasteries and
(011 velt S.
Buildings on both sides of the Por
tal del Popola, the north enltrancev tc
illi! 1lirt- teIied to fall and the Eagle
<(corating- thite gate Cr'asiedi to the
."rounlid. The obelisk in St. Peter'.
I a(l:t w.'A sh:ikn :lnd hadly damao
S(41 w hile the staulite of St. lohn Yat
4 ranI and the statutes of the A1postl s
.11rillolntill' the lisilie n are iII da I
P( r of collapsing,
t % t1..:. ;41 hie %\ 1ie .nt W : i
rnid ill evident it :-rile con
nn the( actual ( ff'els- ar. not all
''o . k town l. Poniniln ic:: Iio. art.
oi A i
: i-t h I : i. ; r )ort 'ed Ir l I
1 tl ' . 'o it it.~ th'i wl I s wi
t'lt111 oi1 <bti lak .
af' .!iit i, re/to th;e\'0 are
1. 0 'in ehi:hr P - til ' 1inw l:
I e 4t anh ' Inall, reit e 1 b1 i'OQl:i
11p1ris a ppearl foi 2,t ol her bae nd ma
diftsrnm other ato:dvns Ilf ile Ma.;sh
1lav bieen (1'robabyd it oethers amh
proi.- tloe z. .la w ier m
"Onntie:in 12ith l'olatna arf inter
'lionon, 100n su.".eodigt h
Rome, Jain~. itiisDstimted ora
agedtnsot talhyk nuombNaple.
nothadt ilsi Adtic ea, Thous
asti ofena lAe benzano, therdebars
earth'8 vibrtios. h at~me
Not ovty Siarsiatwhof represet
.\vezao in otainhaber as detmes,
hlacs ake fori i50soldierswn toa-h
sevfen other telensapic, theMari
haebeenoeste and aloiohersodme
2aged. h eiheat llg
zano Aonlya100 suvive."ly ctloedb
Rh soc, itan. -.-emised thr 4,000
anaild. f dead ineneah thel debras
ear0, th's vibrtion.
fatfal'e is kotanabo 20 nueous
haveraen comph tlegrpitele elephoi
a1c andlls raila commnicatron t ifrds
necropo t~lig andtha also tin Sora sm
day mai's i to e sothieat ~vlrge
or rescue the bodies of the dead
from the ruins. Kng Victor linaa
uel h';mself directed the work at Avez
zano, where the piteous appeals of
persons cught bleneath wreekage
could he plainly heard.
It Is estimated thit in Avezzano
-4,0010 per.sons ar( buried alive, somle
w': thema school children in an ins.tiia
tion which collapsed.
Only foulr soldiers of a1 garrison of
400 in Avez.ano escaped wheln the
Sora, with Its population of 20,000,
waK almost entirely destroyed. All
mn 111 Iepal and government authoritles
perished. Four hundred and ffty
bodies already have been taken from
ithe ruins there and a large number
of injured are under treatment.
Trains arriving from the east are
bringing hundreds of injured Into
Rome, where they are being taken to
hospitals and private houses for
treatment. Surgeons and nurses are
being dispatched from all directions
into the stricken district to minister
to the needs of the Injured while
troops are being sent to the ruined
or damnged towns to guard against
Among the towns which are said to
havo been v'irvtuIally destroyed are
vezzano. Sora, Capelle, Magliano,
\l.!rse, Mlassadalho, Collarmele, Ger
(h'lo, Celano, Lelli, Iterno, San Fel
ino, Glosamarsi, Fehurcola, Capistrol
lo, Antrosanio and Castronovfie, while
Pesoina, Ortonamiarsi, Salm)telimo, San
flenedetto. Ortiluchlo, Cocullo, Ilisegna
lialsorano, Canlistro, Civitelladanto,
Cast ella flu mli, Pagliotra and Sorbo are
From many other Ilaces colie rd
ports of slighter damage and minor
We offer the best. Window Shades
for 25c to be found in the city, all
colors to be selected from.
S. M. & E. 1-. WILKlIS & CO.
FINAL SETTll' I.r... ..NT.
Take notice tlat oil the 13th day (
February, 1915, 1 will render a flina
acount of my acts and doing as Ad
ministratrix of the estate of Enlest
L. Wells, deceased, in the office of
he .Judge of' Prolbte of Laurens coun
ty at 1i o'clock, a. m., and on the sar..
day will apply for a final dISCla:
from my trusts as Administratrix.
Ay plerson indebted to said estatt
a re notifled and req uired to make pay
. 11111 on that d ate: and all persons,
ha.iving claims against said estlte' wil!
presen t, thiel on ()' before said da ir
dlu13 provlel or he foriever barrel.
ANNA 1). WIE'l,S,
Adin ist ratrix
lillouIsniess and Consthipation ('ur'edl.
It' yowt vro ever troubledl with bil
ioulsn i or on sti ttiol yolul will be
inter-vtA d inl the mae e tof It. V.
Ervini, I'erl. Ind. ".\ year ago la
wiauer i ha a l 1n al -k of, indiwAtion
foll.wed by b i w : and conslipa
t ;on. Fe hiim li' a ht; sc
h l.y reen iterald. I ho~iliu a hot Lth
of tmi ::11d 1! 4y6 helped me1 rigihl
iw:.y." For "aIle byv ail ie rs.
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(ISS lIll.LI, .NEims.
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Crs Ii! .lan l. IS. .\t ai riglai
\\'.I~ O. .i \b mlay let.ig aiien.
I t r' < li. d ir ii h y is a fillow.
t.il . (X' nny, '. oa : an. T.f thlill A L
oI. Ins. Fuve ,lue ;.. .lln
Mis: \\'d u:il. gavet a ltir.lay1:
\lly toan um.ii li of entr'y .ll1
frlendsonli rayendenhin w inc waf
te exilitlive bolay anf that ofnthe
'~s 'erence of , hue ade atoola
Iadres Thraai and rdalhul
of (lrst woee outk.pntte e
ofs IhlorgesteMss Rudd gave brha
ar"clay Thrysd aturdning which was
avery easantboccandn o thespees
baby iitebogtyec guest
M-Io.ss Dwi.h (ofgtheae illhooli
olumbeanFooda aondy spent the week
end wath he.H w\llle Rurn toonor
au"day Inrth" legislaturea today. Mr.
aoganry lasn cant the sentmetamn
leisos as faogable toamu ndo
Mr. .Jdmes H-itt has been seriously
siek for ten days withl pneumonia. Hlis
eondition today Is reported unchiangedl.
Pur'suant to a cp mmlslon Issued by
Rt. M. McCown, Sderetar'y of State, to
the unidersigned its a Iloard of Cor
por'ator's for Tfhe' Lautrens Motor Cal'
Company, books fI subscription to the
capital stock if aid compan~y will be
opened 01n thei 2nd da of Jnay
1915, in roomi 2 IEnterprise Hanlk
luilding, Lauiro s, S. C. Amotunt of
capital siock TIwonty Thlousand ($20,
000.00) Dollars, to be0 dlvided 1into iwo
liltndred share l's at OneC lii lunde
Jf. W. McKee,
J1. 1). McKee,
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COLD POINT NEWS. *
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Cold ol-int, . Jan. 18.-Mr. Arthur
loyd and family of Spartanburg, have
moved into our community. We are
glad to have them with us.,
AMisses Annie Sue and 'Litie Cannon
h ave gone on an extended visit to
their sister, Mrs. Eva Dendy of
Alessrs Wade Villiams and Chester
Pinson of Oakville were the guests
one day last week of Mr. 13. M. Cui
Mr. .J. E. Oglesby was in our com
Tile little girl of Mr. G. M. Fuller
fell on the stove at school one day
last week and was badly burned on
Mr. Ii. C. Duncan spent Saturday
and S'unday with relatives in Laurens.
Mr. Will Walker has moved to the
Messrs. Carl Wharton and Wash
Redden of Waterloo, were in our com
Mr. Tom Duncan is spending a few
(lays with homefolks. o
Mr. Otis Canneii spct several days
last week with relatives in Laurens.
Mrs. 0. C. Duncan and Misses Nina
and Bettle Lou Duncan were the
splend-the-day guests of "Mrs. 13. M.
Ciunninghaim last Friday.
Miss i Louise Iillinter, who has been
with her aunt, Mrs. G. M. Leak, has
gone to her new home at Barksdale.
Mr. W. M. .lones was the week-end
guest with relatives near Greenwood.
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* YOUNGS NEWS.
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Youngs, Jlan. 18.--Last Friday after
noon tile Friendslhip school base ball
team came down and played Youngs
school. The result was 15 to 4 in favor
Friday at 3:30 o'clock .the Rural
School Improvement association held
its monthly feeting at Youngs school.
Only twelve meinbers attelded.
There was no preaching at Brani
ietts Sunday as it rained all day.
A valtable horse belonging to Ir.
.1. It. A bercrombie was found dead in
the stablie S1n1nday morning. The
'ausoe of its death is unknown.
Our nigh, school heginus tonight, un
der tihe su pervision of Niss WiI oll
G uay. It is for the putrpose of leach
Iog the grown Invil and voimen of the
<omimnity to read and write. Otr1
tea'chers have kindly offered tim.ir as
sI lnee free. W'e hope that all who
!n(ei this instru tion will avail tlel
os of Ile oplport till ity.
Th ser i no pti ssil.l exclse for it
10e-raey in thi; count ry. Even if youl
luI o(1 halce i) at-ltid school yetars
a-ol you 'l speld rainy days learrnllg
to red I nd write instead of rabhii
huntlg or otherVise wvasting time.
A N N 0'N CE iM E NTS.
I t ' yan nontine t 1self a enn i
P '1,fo -he' oillien of .layor' (of the
by'. tihe rutles of the I):noerale' ipi
I herebiy ann~tounle mlyse'lf a ennlli
'hatIe tor re-eilet tin to thett olliee of'
to I t ruhtlu (of the ) trticc~ pranary
I hereby anniouince my1~self a mandi
matn frortX~i Alema ad :.s hct u :e tI
to the rkulesof ath ri -mirlY.pi
mar. ,. W. SXI'i'Zi'A.\.
I hereby ann tounee myf candic
datofo r-electionorA t ieiiin adr.
ma2r ad-, subject to the rulesofteDe
The rieds f T. C. SW.TFrnk
Ihereby anoun hmy candidafo
to -le ctieeof fo~irna Alirani Ward Sil
2bject to te rules of the ~emo-i
hereby nounce ms a candie-o
dte otceo Alderman in Ward 5, sub-c
jeto the rules of the Democratic i
I hereby an-noutncc myself a candi
date for Alderman in Ward 5, subject
to thle rules of thle Democratic pri
CARL.OS R. MOSELEY.
W. J1. Miligafi fledd.
-A telegram was received h th6 City
yestorday announcing tile suddelt
death in Harrisburg, Pa., of Mr. W. J.
Milligan, of Philadelphia, who mar
ried Mrs. J. E. Wilkes, of this city,
a number of years ago. Mr. Milligan
took a prominent part in Philadelphia
p~ublic affairs, being a member of thle
g'elect Coutncil. it is sulpposed that
he was in Ilarrisburg on official busi
ness when death overtook him.
Will Jfames Smnith, wvho was placedl
in thte Juldiat Irby saniitarium anld op
erated utpon following his arrest for
enterinlg -tile Reeves store in tile Eden
section several weeks ago, is said to
be impiroving, thoughl he is aipparenCltly
paralyeda on on 51(10
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*, One Third of All Crops. *
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10ditor Theo Advertiser:
Thiere seems to be great misunder
standing a-mong our people wi ih re
gard to the aercage reduction law
passed by our last legislature. Most
everyone hero I have talked - with
thought it required only one-third of
all aroable land be planted in cotton.
I see it stated by Senator Jlohnston,
of Newberry, that two-t.hirds is al
lowed .and I see .a statement to that
effect in The State recently. Please
give us the law on that point in this
week's Advertiser. If two-thirds is
allowed it cotton, I think there will
be less opposition to tho law, and if
only one-third, I believe the present
legislaturo ought to repeal it or it
will be disregarded. Many doubt the
constitutionality of It anyway.
1 hope economy will be the aim of
the present legislature and as Gov.
Smith advises that they will "cut to
the bone". I don't often agree with ex
Gov. Blease hut think he was nearly
right about too much "farm dem1on
strators" "Farmers must be told what
to plant and how to plant it." This
idea is being rubbed in until farmers
will resent it.
W. T. Austin.
Cross 11111, S. C., Jan. 1S, 1915.
Tho following Is the cotton reducl
tion law as taken from the records:
"lie it enacted by the General As
scmubly of the State of South Caro
lina, That it shall be iinlawful for any
person, by himself, his agents ort em
ployees, to plant or cultivate in this
state in any year a greater number
of acres of land in cotton than one
third of the total acreage of land
planted and cultivated in all crops
1)y such person in said year, including
grain and fall sown crops planted the
precedin;w fall or winter."
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* Gray Court-Owilngs Honor Roll.
First Grade: Nell Moore, Sam Vance
Sceond Grade: Margaret Rogers.
Thlird (rade: Odell 11111, Louise Ow
Fouirth, Grade: Eilizabethi Stoddard,
il elen Vancee, .ase1)cr Brysoni.
Fifth Grade: Mary Gray, Mary
e'len, Grice h 1unt.
Seventh Grade: .Jefer Owings, .1. T.
l'rooks, It. .1. Bryson.
,1ghthm Grade: .ianette Willis.
Ten t h (Grade: Ilruce Gray, Shaw
21(w To Give QuInine To Chilcea.
FPInRI INiP Is thec trade-tumnrk nne given to an
improved Quiniuc. It is n Tsteless Syru;,. piem.a
ant to take nndu does not disturb the 0tmanchu.
Children take it and never know it is Q'iniw
hiso Cs ecinily ntitipted to aliults who Ctinot
take ordinnry Qui nine. Dovs not ntueate 1r.o
cause Iervotustes Ior vingtitig in the hendi. rrv
it the next time you unecd Quinilne lot Any ur
ro-;e. Ask for 2-omnce oriiaiml packag''. Ih..
iame 1E1Ij L1.INI Is blown iIn bottle. 25 e. a,.
Nee I a Getlte
Gil. 'I h. Only Oil Whieb
IVont I 1' '.i I le Yloungister's /immy ll
is Tlh is. Ily lt lhecaui~e It
Is best. it's Only
i5e A l1OTI E 15e
Abig stockI of seatsonable, gr<
istetime to i111 the pantry w .hi
Thes j rices for a short tim<
)rled Apricots, 17 1 -2c valtue
Driedl Peaches, 12 l-2c value
)ried A 1)1les, J0c value for
Dried Apples, 12 l-2c value fo
D~ried Prunes, Inc value for.
California Raisins, 15c value fi
California C'urrants, 1 5c valu
California Citron, 25e value fc
Pink Salmon, inc value for .
and any kind of canned goodls you
Do not forget our Coupon Ca
JBuy in large quantities and ge
J. C. Shell 4
Ppr f ':n on Colgev
y proe, poriened c
theC ,inonsr:.'el'm!n- lor egg
fresh, thoroujhly m ::otd at;.blend
ed In Imlodern feed mixe-r. $2.5) pa!
1M0 lb.i, delivered In S. C. 12 <ua.ri
nivanized wawte and cl":s proof
hooper wilt order for 300 lbs.
hlpnuli tured by
G. G. c.K. A,
P. - . Cox 172 C ;-.U .', I A, S. C
P.eas-100 bushels sound clay peas.
$1.7 F. 0. B. Wedgefield, S. C. Ad
dress Wedgefield Mlorcantilo Co.,
Wodgefleld, S. C. 26-1t-pd
For Sale-Uarred Plymouth Rock
and White Leghorn eggs, at $1.00 per
set of 13. Mrs. J. S. Bennett. ,26-1t
(Minning ,Nogice-Cotton growers
will pilcas take notice that Hudgens'
GIlnney will run on Fridays and Sat
urdays only until further notice. 1lud
gens' Ginnery. 26-tf
For Saile-Pure Toole Prolific Cot
ton seed, made bale per acre on or
dinary land, 1)ricc 65 cents per bushel.
Would exchange for peas. Julius M.
Todd, Gray Court, S. C., Route 3.
Old Shoes Wanted--Will buy one
hundred pair of second hand shoes.
Also repair your shoes in best style
and on latest machinery. Located 4
doors below city hall. The Laurens
Shoe Shop. 26-4t
Stal-Ion For Saie-Our Standard
bred, jet black stallion will be sold
at, public outcry for cash in front of
the court house following the legal
sales on salesday in February. Five
years old, weighs 1,100 pounds. A good
server. A better young stallion can
not be found. Papers of registration
go with hinm. Sold for division. Mar
lin & Ilarksdalc. 26-2t
For Sale-One Jersey cow, about 6
yeal's old, wll be sold at pumbIc aue
tion at J. If. Ball's store near Barks
dale, .Jannary 25th at 10:30 o'clock.
Terms, Cash. Aiiimial formerly be
longed to J.1. W. .lohison (colored).
For 1e0t or Sale-One house and
lot on Laiul street. Will fix up lot'
MnoOd tnant. [0or full ih1fo'rmaition alt
ply T. .11. Shaiw. 26-11
l'ord 1)wiers----Shold Visit us and
s-e the 'new Den ver Ford starter, it's
a wonIder. Price $15.00. Wham's Ga
(4fin Notlee-Until further notice the
Laenes Oil .lill will run their gin
tnery two (ays a week-Friday and
Satuilday. 2 1-.~,t
tceri es at WVar Timue Pices N((' ow
Ie we are disposing of these ex.
for .... ............15e
, for ,...... .... ....10e
tte f on,,.. o.. still ....er rc
The. Corner Grocer
e only One Dozen
to be sold at the
rice. Corne early