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LA1UltlNS, N. c., FlE H. 9, 1921.
Taxes cannot be reduced by abolish
ing the tax commission. The total ap
propriation for the commission is but
a few thousands of dollars, while it
iplaced on the tax books of the state
last year about $50,000,000 worth of
property. Statistics will also show
that the Welfare Board also sustains
itself. Opponents of these two de
partments of the government will
have to seek some other cause thani
expense to justify their opposition.
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This is an inauspicious time, to say
the least, to launch a campaign for a
reduction of working hours in the cot
ton mills of the state. In the face of
widespread stagnatioll inl busin ess the
textile indistry is at least -partially
taking care of its employees, runnmg
full or part time when it could more
profitably close down for a revival In
demaild for goods. It occurs to us that.
in the face of such a serious conlldition
it is not to the best interest of em
ployees to add to the troubles already
existing in the industry.
As a matter of fact, it is ((ll)tful
whether the em iployees actulally care
for the shorter hours proposed for
them by self-appointed sponsors in the
legislature. A great deal of thei r
work is (lone by the piece alld when
their time is reduced production is re
duced ald automatically they receive
PEiiployees of the textile in(lustry I
this state have never appeared to be
happier, more (j-roSperous, More con
tented and made 'llore advllancelleit
than during the last several years
iwhile tile politicians have let them
alone. We believe that alco-operatIve
spirit exists between thom and their
emnpiloyers that it will not, be to their
advantage to dispell. Working condi
tions in the mills are yearly becoming
better and it may be safe to assume
that there will be much improvement
yet if the mills have prosperity them
"The gravity of tile sitluaion con
fronting the Sout'h as regards the
I)lan IItilng of an1other otloi crop and
the apprehension on our ipart that
there are thousands of 1).eol)le in our
stato who do not comprehend just
vghat we are lp againstimipels us to
ine thlkafS paftjb tie~ farmors,'biusi
xss and ilfesai9nal emnjp .,of .Southl
rolina, s'' ostAtument isEd
eriai Colo Asocatin."We
f I that It is our duty .to place the
f iuar'ely before thlem, as start
11 g as they are, in order thlat every
o .ganizedeighney i th(fe sitate niay join
with u1s inl our efforts to see to it that
no farmer in Solith Carolinaiplants
over' one-third of his cultivatedl land in
cetton this year."
The American Cot~ton Association is
a little tard(y ill placing "thle fBacts
srliarely" 'before tho 'peop)l. tLet us
hlope that tile ass9ociation is Onlly re
ce'ntly in possossion ot these facts and
thlat last year ny:hen it was telling tihe
teopjle that tile worldl was noarly
starving for our cottonl and we
wvere t.h reatened with "commiercial
slaver'y" if we had to sell for 35 or 40
cenis, thlat It was 4entstaken,
'fe~ propaganda of tile American
C!o on As.'ppigtlion makes good read
inf and its idea of organlzatlon andl
en e-ing is a good one If it can be
ca iled otut. iut, tho farmers this
ye r-, if wejlay. bei allowed to say :It,
needi not dagend upon any organiza
tio#, gover'nmlent aid 01r anythling else
besid~es individulal bommon sense to
help them this year. The time is too
iato for an organization, even If it
cotild ho perfected. The ground is
ready in o b roo M goon as theO rain
!tops. Tver'yhody knows that there
is more cotton on 'hland of all kinds
than tho worldi is goIng to consuime
this year. Moreover, thore is no de
111nd for' it no0w and world conditIons
do not waranot an ear'ly dlemandi. Tho
only t hing to be dlone thlen is to plant
as much as can reasonably be sold and
tha-t won't he mul~ch. Somobody, it may
'be as!:pre~d. Is going to gamble on the
crloll and chant a b~ig 011e. Let him
ganible. le ma win 0or he may not,
laut thle gambieti often loses as wins.
Tile .0ound bulsiness man is 'going to
follo-w a sound business h)olley, cut
down hi' home expenses by raising
his own supplies, raise anything else
he can raise at a profit and1( thlen plant
nouwh cottoan to ireep him 'bt,,.
Visitor from the West
Friends here of Mr. Charlie Gray,
who left this city with his farther 21
years ago 'and who has lived in the
West since that time, were very much
surprised to grqet 'him again 'Monday
when he arrivcd in the citty with his
aunt, Mrs. R. L. Gray, of Gray Court,
to spend a few hours 'here! 'While here
lIe went around the tpubilic square -and
renclhved his old ac(luaintences, being
heartily greeted on every hand. Mr.
Gray is now living in Nogales, Ariz.,
and was enroute to New York on busi
ness only stop)ing over for a day or
so to visit relatives. He is it niephow
of W. L. G-ray, of this city, and R. L.
Gray of Gray Court, his father being
recalled as "Jim" Gray by his friends
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* CLINTON NE'S. *
Clinton, 'Feb. 8.-Miss Mary Ruth
Copeland of Winth rop College sipent
seveal'l days last week with her par
cnts, Mr. an( Mrs. A. N1. Copeland.
Mrs. W. 'N. Scott -and daughters, of
Hlishopville, are t-he guests of NIr. and
Mrs. Edgar Owens.
Mrs. John C. Tienry andi laughter,
of G-reenville, are visiting her par
cnts, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young.
IIvs. Idgar Owens spent several
days last week in L'aurens with Mtrs.
NI rs. H* J. Adair had as her guest
last week for. the Copeland-Iip wed
dig Miss Annie Green of New'herry.
-Mrs. W. 13. Owens, Jr., and Billy re
turned last Thursday from McCormick,
after spending ten days with Mr. and
Mrs. R. S. cveis.
Mlissvs Melence TlornIley an1(d Eliza
hetli I)ouglas, of Clliceor-a ('o*llege,
spen11t tIhe week-end at hiome1 wit hi tIheir
.\lr. William Neville, of Colutmbia,
sl:ent the welek-nd in town withi la
.\i1u. and .\Irs. Duncan Johnson, of
Newberry attended the ('opeland-TIlip
weddilig last week.
Mrs. Taylor, of Greenville, is the
guest of Mrs. Neville.
Miss Mary King, of Washington, ).
C., Is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
M 3rs . 1,. King.
Irs. Shiockley, of Spartanbutg, is
visiting her (laughter, Mrs. W. P.
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* IIAILMONY NE WS *
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Harmony, Fob. 7.-Miss Aline Kill
itngsworth, who is attending school at
Donalds, was et hom1e last Saturday
night and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J'rnest 'Hurts spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mr's. Al
Miss Nell Stewart entertained her
friends last Saturday night by having
r. birthday party. All reported a fine
Miss Susan Huighes spent Fridlay
night with Misses Pauline and Tirzah
Messi's. Fruank Gilmer and 'B. P. Dav
enport from (Greenville county were
visiting in this community a few (lays
Mr. L,. H. H~arper, 'from Greenville,
spent several days with his grand
mother, Mr's. J. A, Hughes, of this coim
mu nity last week.
Mr. .Jatmes F. D)avis, a native of this
community, who has been living in
Spartanbutrg fot' some time, has moved
back and two are gladi to welcome him
andl his~ family back home.
I~wis Stoney Better.
Many friends horo of Lewis Stoney,
brother of Mrs. if. S. Blackwell, will
be0 gla~d to learn that he is rapidly im.
proving from an attack of sleeping
sickness which overtook himi in a
v-mall town ' near St. Louis several
weeks ago. Mr. Stoney, who travels
for the ti~nPontis, of 'Wilmington, Del.,
was suddenly stricken iwith blindness
while in 'a restaurant and had to 1)e
taken care of by strangers until his
branch office could be notified at St.
Louis. .Assisitance was sent him at
once and he wvas carried to St. Louis
and pIaced under the care of skiliful
physictans who succeeded In restoring
his sight and r rtially reatoring him
to health. It h dought that with a
few weeks more of treatment he will
be recovered sufficiently to return
home for trecutperation. Is mother,
Mrs. Jane Stoney, is 'here with Mr. and
Mrs. Blackwell and lie twrill likely re
turn here, Mr. Stoney taught at the
Watts Mills school here Tot' several
terms and has many friends in the
Card of Thalinks
We wish to thank ouri ft'iends and
neilghbors for the many acts of kind
ness showvn uts (luring the sickness and
at the (dealth of our lit band and
fathet'. Tlhe memory of ti~s thought
futlness wvill always be cherished b~y
Mi's. J. T. Peden and Family.
Gray Crnt, . C.
Dr. S. P. Blakely Locates Here.
Dr. 'S. P. Blakely, a native of this
cotunty sbut who has recently been
practicing in Cherokee county, arrived
in the dity lust week and wJi take up
his residence here to practice his pro
fesslon. He has not secured an ofnice
as yet, but hopes to -be located some
time this week. 'Ils il)lans are at pres
ent a little unsettled because lie is giv
ing much of his time to attenti6n to hIs
wife Who is undergoing treatment in
a Spart'anburg'hospital. For the pres
ent he is boarding with Mrs. Temple
ton at the Gilkerson House. Ills many
fkiends will be glad to welcome 'in
back to the county again.
$ SPECIAL NOTICES. '
a * $
For Sale-I have an extraordinary
line, btg-boned Poland China boar
registered "Tennessee King," 2 1-2
years old. \Veighs between 600 and
700 pounds. Will exchange for two
good mnhic cows. 'Worth four milk
cows, 'but will take .0wo It they are
good ones. This is an unusual oppor
tunity to get a high class boar. I. W.
Conipton, formerly of Laurens county,
present address 1508 Candler BUuild
ing, Atlnta. Ga. 30-3t-pd
For ileni-lalle house on West
Main street. .Albert Dial, , 3o-I t
if you want to convert your Liberty
Bonds into cash, see Home Trust Co. at
Enterlrise National Bank. 30-2t
Waitd41--The public to know that the
Cash-and-Carry Beef Market Is now
ol)en for busines.i at old City .\Market
stand. E. liakely. 30-1t
Yord For Sale-In' good condition.
Price $200 cash. Box 52, Laurens, S. C.
For Sale-Pure Rhode Island Red
eggs. $1.50 per setting. Call and see
.the stock. J. C. Shell. 30 -4-d
For Itent-T--'h ree unfurnished roolis
suitaible for light house-keeping. Aliss
laggie Alarm tin, .111 S. l1larperi St.
I'or Sale -horoughbied Iihode Is
land lied cockerel s, early sprimig hatch,
'2.50 each: later hiartched, $1.25 each.
.'ggs, $1.10 per setting of 15. .1 nulius c
Al. Todd, Gray Court, lout 3.
Found-About week ago Collie dog.
Owner can h.Lve same by describing
him and paying for feed and this al
vertisement. Walter Fuller, Waterloo,
Notice--The corn mill at Yar
borough's is again in operation. We
grind for one-tenth and take toll.
Bring us your corn, John Yar
Wanted-To trade good milk cow for
registered Duroc sow. 'W. G. Clardy.
laurens, Route 5. 30- It-pd
For HInut-Two furnished rooms.
Mrs. Clyde T. Franks, Jones Street.
For Rent-A seven-room house on
Main Street of Gray Court, near school
building, one acre lot, good orchard,
well and .iarn. See T. Houston Babb,
Gray Court. 30-2t-'pd
Lost-One 33x4 Goodyear smooth
tread tire and rim 'between Greenville
and Laurens on Augusta-Princeton
road. Liberal reward if returned to
Vincent's Garage. 30-i t-Jd
For Sale-Nice DIuroe-Jersey shouts.
Albert irial. 30-1t
For Ient-Five horse farm known
as Jerry )lace. J. II. -Powers. 30-it-pd
For Sahe--Pure Rhode Island Red
henls, $1.50 each, plenty of eggs at
$1.25 for 15. Mrs. A. Coke Holt, Far
lby Ave.. Laurens. 30-1 t-rad
'Hemstitching and Pecoting Attach
ment, works en any sewing machine,
$2.50. Self--thrmeading nieedles, package
25c, Mutual Sales Co., IRox, W-934,
Chiarlotto, N. C. .30-It-pd
For Sale-Rggsq from twoe pens of
fine R. I. Reds, Your choice, $2.00 or
$1l.50 per 15. Also one April-hatched
cockerel, $2.50. W. B. Holmes, 225
W. Main St., iLaurens. 30-5t-pd
Notie--All trespassing on my 'qlan
tation strictly forbidden, especikthly in
and aroundl my houses. All violations
or this notice Iwill be punished by law.
t Miss) Ehiza Mol~ill. 30-1 t-ud
Thme Cash-anid-Carry Market.--The
undersigned has opened up a new and
up)-to-dlaft meat market on the cuish
arxl-carry plan, and am- now readly to
carve my friends and the spublic igen
orally with the best beef andl pork to
be had. Give me a call--at the old
City' Market stand. E. R, IBlakely.
you to sell,
The American Agri
M. J. OWINGS
CLYDE T. FRAN
Notice-eWe will give the highest
narketprice for Liberty Bonds. Pal
metto 'Dank. 29-5t-pd
Notice-I have arranged to be in
Laurens two days each month. If your
piano needs tuning leave order with
S. M. & E4. H. Wilkes & Co. 0. M.
Tully, "lano Tuner. 28-tf
Cabbage Pliants For Sale-I have
nice stocky plants just the right size
to set out. It will pay you to have
plenty of early cabbage in your gar
den. Can make prompt shipmont- of
the following varioties: Charleston
and Jtarly Jersey W'akeflold, Flat
Dutch and Succession. Prices, less
than 5 thousand at $1.50 -per thousand;
5 to 10 thousand -at $1.35 por thousand;
10 thousand and over at $1.25 pe
thousand. Send money with order.
Plants by mail 30c per hundred. C. F.
lethington, Meggett, S. C. 28-5t
Eggs For Sale-Ithode Island Iteds
(Reds that stay red). $2.00 for 15.
W. It. AlcCuen, Laurens. 28-tt
Wanted-Soineone to saw lumber 'on
shares near Warrior Creek church In
this county. For further information
write W. M. Suttles, Box 301, Ander
son, St C. 27-5t-pd
Notle-Laiurens Trust Company
will ipay you 7% for your anoney.
Horses and Mules-I have a few nico
horses and a bunch of good mules for
sale.' W. H. Wharton. 13-tf
Notico is hereby given that a Cash
ier's check dated Oct. 24, 1919 and is
sied to .I. It. Coward and payable to
It. It. Coward, has been lost or inis
placed by the said owner andi holder
thereof, and that the said -Cashier's
clc'k by any other than the said I. It.
Coward is unlawful and unauthorized.
Notice is further hereby given that
a duplicate Cashier's check wIll be Is
sued to the said owner in lieu thereof
after advertisement for two tweeks.
BANK OF WAltE SiOAI4S,
WaIe Shoals, S. C.,
-Fee, 1, 1921. 30-2t-c
Citation for Lettors of Adinilstratign
State of South Carolina,
Coility of Laurens.
Ity 0. (. 'T'homll psoni, 'robate Judge:
Whereas lenry Grant and W. L.
Grant made suit to ine to grant them
Letters of Adiiinistration of the estate
aid effects of Taylor .rant.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
ionish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Taylor Grant,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate. to
he held at Laurens Court House, Lati
rens, S. C .on -the 23rd (lay of Febru
ary, 1921, next, after publication here
of, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, If any they have, why the
Haid Administration should not -be
Given under my hand this 7th dayto
February, Anno Domini 1921.
0. G. THOMPSON,
30-2t-A J. P. L. C.
Don't throw away your
old tires. Have them
All modern tools in use
and first class work
Tires, Accessories, Oils
and Gas. Free Air
Next door to Post Office.
ZE RS % al
I help you get
ri and enable
~k and other
&at a more
cultural Chemical Co.
o a standard
to a price
~, Laurens, S. C.
KS, Lauren., S. C.
Aa. eat meSmAmnieal caondAtion.n
It is our desire to open an AGENCY for our
HIGH GRADE SERVICE in CLEANING AND
DYEING in your city. We prefer this agency to
be in connection with some reputable and estab
lished business as a side line to such business.
An excellent opportunity. If interested advise
promptly, giving nature of business.
FOOTERS DYE WORKS
The Good Kind
Burns Up Clean
Drag Saws at Special Prices
As long as our Type "W" Drag Saws, which are
equipped with Bosch Magneto and lever control,
last and until Feb. 15, 1921, we will make a special
price f. o. b. Columbia of $150.00 on these mach
ines, which means a 25 per cent cut.
Columbia Supply Company
8M8 Gervals Street, COLUMBIA, S. C.
After Every eal"
All over the :world people
use. this goodsy
Sealed - ?l~h. K p t it