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LAUItENS, S. C., FEiB. 15, 19*22
We observe fromt .\r. W. &arl Whar
ton's (ollimitnicattion, in another col
umna of this paper, in which he takes
issue with us oil our11 Observation that
the rural police syem might be re
duced or abtolislied that his disagree
m1ont1 is onl two ?'!.g4ll.nlds, viz., that the
countryside nedsa~otection and that
ah olition of the 'uiral police System
wtld tend toW ard centralization of
That thle I-ttral districts lieed pro
tectiol at tile Iailds of lience oflicers,
The Advertiser is inl hearty agreement. t
ltit wletier or not sevell rur 'al po
licemen in a dition to tile present
sheriffts forces are essltial to do this
w6rk, we are in grave doubt. This
doubt is raised whenl we consider the
fact that the collty has gotten onl
withoit them before and other coun1
ties are doing without themtii now, But
.\I'. \Wha0ton offers no comparison he
tween the rul ral police systell or any
other system to prove that the pres
eint ilarge force of peace otliceris is
llcessary for the presievation of or
der. lip ierely states that they are
ieed'd and11 lets it go at that. Other I
leople, .(eIl ill the iural sect OIls, '.N
are reliably informed, disagree with 3
Air. Wharton would have tile sher
iff's oflice decentralized onl general I
ici l Tes. Thn why ot0 decentr
ize every ollice in tle county? There
is no More reason to fear cenltraiza
tiol inl the sieriff's office than in the
supervisor's olice. or treasurer's of
lice or any other ofiice. Mr. Whartol
woulidn't decentralize his farim1, 3or
woulid his fertilizer mllanu o factuiers de
centrPa lize its own ilatit. As a matter
of fact the introduction of the iural t
police system has not only divided I
law enforcement authdrity in the
county, but has practically divested
the tittilar execitive officer of the
County of not only ilis authority but
his responsibility. By adding a clerk
to its force, tile police system might
take over the sherifi's office In its cin
tirity ard thet find time on its hands.
Hut, The Advertiser is not greatly
wrought 111 oVr tile peace enforce
mnltt machinery of the county, at least
not enough to Imakhe a lift, long stru -
gle over it as \It. WharLon mwould, but
itn View of tile widespread demands
for econotmy, (stieciaity from the rural
dilstirict s, we tihoulght, it. m1ight not
bin 1g onl a enatas i'trophe to) miake a sav
in~g Il in tis very e'xpnc~sive ar til(f thie
* * *
In ano? t enilm'l ofi thiis Iimper i
31P. A. WV. Ailner1on1, vice pes itdent
;and gencil matlnlager if tile C. & W. C'.
Pallh[)11d, in whilch he take.is excepio n1
un e he h(P E'fli ng "Ii' ilro I oli i-i
the ('. & W\. ('. iruliroait, we ueda thle
general term "ranilromis"' hiecaise w'e
hlad seen't pub1)lii references .to rto
Ilosedi spec(ial trin ini 0other1 town1s, t
Newhierry, Gre'enwoid and1 Ahhleville,
for Ins tanci', wich n(tever mtri~ltitzedt.
take; In t:his lettCer. Is th ver0Ly posi --
titon which Thes Adveit iser' was "ill
cinedt" to criticize, vi, th' dilsposi
tIOnI to take tile ordinary ibusinless
whlehi comes toi tile railrtoads andli a!, 1
liw favor'able opptnitittes of creQat
irg bistls5 to p~ass by. As an illne:- I
.taf" h' ths we cited the possiblil- .
tigs of profit from a r:leilal tr'ain, as I
IngdIcated by' the demands In soverl l
t~byns, and thlen sihowved that tile pos-c
a blilities were actually relizedl wheln t
ti)6 train wall ruin, pohit1'~ - -' that f.i'
r*iroad wvotld not have I. .:;. ::.:..
biesIf. private cItizens had not In
*'orked it up.I
The Advertiser my.
itrther Iiusitrationi of the C. & W. (.'sc
failure to make a profit in the par
tiputlar' cases of The two special trains
r dferred to. Mr. Anderson states thtc
hi' aiiroad ran these special tr'ains I
a distance of 200 niilos back arnd forth 1
td 'reach tile territory from whieh hisr
gh~aranteed patrontage was comin'g. It'
'would not have cost the railroadat
cent more to haul a few passengers tI
afong that 200 miles, yet nro effol t was1 1
made to seutre ari There is sthe city
of' Grceenwood with about. 12,000 peo
pigin It, some of whom had exunreseod
a %'eslro for a special tr'ain. T'he sPO1
0i(1 train arrived ther'e withot tanyf
i passenger. Yet people came fron
'en to eighteen mIles through thc
:ountry to 'Iaurens to get aboart
lere. Why weren't passengers se
mured all along the line?
The Advertiser (oes not takc the po
sition at all that the railroad was ir
luty bound to run a special train t
3partanburg from Laurens just be.
ause a few people wanted it, ever
?nough people to guarantee a 'prollt
Pho Advertiser is probably a little
nore reactionary on that point thai
s Mr. Anderson himself. We believe
hat the railroads and the public it
elf have suffered more than they have
,ained .by the theory that the railroadh
Lnd other utilities should be run sole
y in the interest of the public. We
Io not take much stock In that theor3
mad believe that the strangle hold
vhich the government along with the
prip that the labor unions have or
lie railroads should be released. But
n view of the claims of railroad man
tgements that they are doing every
hing in their power to operate on a
>rolitable basis, it seems to us that a
:aring failure to push the advantage
if an o)pportunity for profit is sub
eet to criticism.
'i'ho Advertiser dild not charge and
lid not mean to imply that the C. &
V. C. is "unmnindful or regardless of
lie interest of the good people 01
miurens," although anyone with rea
olalxly acute ears can hear that
harge here rather frequently. This
iajper, however, has never attached
nutch tweight to this charge. O1r oh
ervation was that the railroad was
unmlitiindfil and regardless" of its owr
nterest in that it failed to "sense'
n11 opportunity for profitable employ
nent of its idle rolling stock and em
('ard From Mr. A. I. Anderson
Cditor The Advertiser:
My attention has been directed t<
'olur editorial of the 1th1, Ietaded "ail
While yout do not mention specifical.
y the C. & \V. "". Railroad, there seem
To doubt. as to -what road and what
itanagement you refer to.
'hie facts of the matter are that oul
"assenger Department, who has chargi
>f such negotiations, was asked to op
trate a special train to Spartanhurg
n order that those initerested could
iear illy Sunday.
Outr an-wer was that the specia
rain woulhd lie rin provided we wer<
;uaranteed 125 passengers, and th(
'ate of one way fare and one half was
Tamed for the round trilp.
Tihe proposition was accepted ali(
lie train run. I personally knew noth
ng of the movement until -after It hia<
teen made, in fact I twas in Washing
on at the time.
We were asked for another specia
rain for 't'ltirsday, the 9th, and -thl
ame rroposition w-as made and wa
Now in order to mak? t-his move
lent we 1ad to rui a train, from Au
ust a. (;i to Spartanburg, S. C. anI
'etirn, a dia:lianve of' 2'8 mliles, ali
be patsenleers wer'e hauled a maxi.
titumi distan11ce fr'omi Laur1ens t o Spat'
anhurig andi returni of 71 miles, ait th<(
-ate ot a (lnle wiv fatro and one-haluf
n0 oter' words5, w~e:t h:md led a n mpti
rain0 21nn miles( ad namited ai rate o
111 way f:mie anl I one(-hlalf iln onti di
'etIn 1 or1Il l tre-q uarut ers of the r'gui
tid returnt, andit all thatl we asked -sa
hat we bo- o' t aant ii a miiunn 11
:5 plm~ners or 0'pprox'.mN atinog th<
We ha ie a .11lituble damiiy s ~sentget
Crvice, which iC bline;t operated at
(;bs, betw'een I/Irens an ttd Snartan.
mrutg. When'! weP were, asked for' spe
-11 serile in add itionttr to 1our1retrua
assenrmt trains, we did ntot kntow
'lthethir weP wuldtt geI te cost of thhi
ra in or niot, atnd in order to be cer
ain that iwe dlid not stuffer furuthei
oss -from ouri passenger service, w(
equtired the mlininumn gtuarantee
surely fotr this we canntot he chatrge(
I don't believe that thle aibove facts
varr'arit y'ourt crtitcism of inefflcloni
nlaniagement on the par't of tile C. 8
V. C. Ratiway; 0on the otheri hand
f whienever' we are asked to run
pecial train In addition -to ouru re~gu.
ar service, whlich we think is ade.
Ilnte, surely wve are entitled to know.
ert-ainhy that 'wo would at least pa)
he cost of such additional and spe.
-1 se"' and I believe .that if w<
'c-.i;i l'Ug hI any othbr pr'actic<
nd run tt'hintt hundrdds of-mles ep
'u an tun-'t' , that we would ther
.s..2 ....'.o to serious criti
Either you or I misunderstand thi
uties devolved upon the managemeni
if the C. & W. C. IRailway Company
f I understand our duty to the public
,nd to the property,-'It i to -furnisi
easenablo passenger faQilit*es, atu
vhen' we go fui'ther thin that I ee
liat, we should know beyond 'a doubi
hilt we wotuld at least get out of the
'usiness ,*44 t W9i us,
' )inust protest- at' your ihl~ficattor
hat this coripany is uniaindflht or re
rfrdloes cit50 to.interest of the gooc
at least insofar as this particular oc
currence is concerned.
Yours very truly,
A. W. ANDCRSON,
V. P. & G. .
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 11, 1922.
a ea a e a * a e . * a a a a *
* The Effect On Tho Retaller *
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Mail-order houses have grown rich
at the expense of the 'local merchant.
1very dollar that goes to a mail or
der house 'liatead of purchasing from
a local dealer leaves town never to re
Often customers of a local store
have transferred a large part of their
trade to a mall-order concern long be
fore the merchant learned anything
The smaller the town the greater the
weight of the mail-order house on the
necks of the local merchants.
The Interest of the local retailer Is
dianfetrically opposed to that of the
mail-order house. In many entire
states mail-order houses are so strong
ly entrenched that they 'get hardly a
contest from the local stores.
Retail stores are a necessity to ev
cry town and hamlet. Spending money
at home is a necessity to the pros
perity of every town and hamlet. Send
ing money away from Laurens for ar
ticles that could be purchased in Lau
rens is a direct blow -to the local re
tailer, to the local noewspaper, to the
local bank-to the cntire town.
We must all consider these matters.
We must stop and think, before send
ing our dollars to the mail order houms
es, that our co-operation is necessary
to the upbuilding of our community
and that, for our own selfish advan
tages, evenI with 110 other motive, we
imust patronize hone institutions and
keep our dollars at home so that they
can work for the advancement of our
We will all find that it is a fact,
when we consider the (luestlon from
every viewpomnt, that two can buy as
cheaply and as profitably from our
local merchants as from a mail order
house, and we then know what we are
buying, instead of buying a "pig in a
SPECIAL NOTICES. S
Ierford Cattle For Sal Registereu
diereford cattle at reasonable prices.
W. Carl Wharton, Waterloo.' 27-5t-p(d
Government Wagons-For Sale, or
offered in cxchange for corn, oats, hay
or lumber. Wagons in good condi
tion. 1ixio Ice and Fuel Co., Clin
HogS-We wish to thank our friends
for -the interest shown in out hog sale
Saturday. We still have a nice lot left
,and w'ill miicke attractive prices on
then. Ilicks & Childress, at Hicks
Nitrate of Soda-xlpect shipment of
nitrate of soda soon. See ime before
you b;uy. Clyde T. Franks. 31-1t-pd
F Vranehise--Will Ie allotted here for
Worldl T1ire Store, the chlain of stores
from coast to coast, selling .tires to
user1s at wholesale pirices andl~ leading
th)e local Itire fiel. $2,000 re'iui red.
Previous exlperience unneIOc;ssary. Ad
dressq C. IHenry, General De'livery,
F~or Saule'--A good gentle milIch cow,
LhI)rd cal f, fresh in mil1k of rich 'quaIi
Iy YI rice rIght. See her at miy lot.
.1. G. Sullivain. :11-It-pd
F'oInd--lunch~ of keys on smaIlI
lock. Owne can1 haii lve s;ame~ at Ad
ver'tiser oflice after paying for this
Seedl irish P'ofaloes.--We are in po
ait ion to save you money. See us be
fore you 'buy. Carryteria. 31 -5t-lid
(Ienugine Ford Pairts--lt pays to uso0
geniuinc Word parts 01n your iar. Pie
ea.just as cheap and( on mgny, parts
chngrthan the imitation plnes and(
then the difference in the wear. in
sist, on the ;;enu-ine, accept 1no substi
tutes. \Valdrop's Garage. 31-It
Ford flatteries-You can buygur
antceed Ford-built battery wi4~ for
$22.00. All our' stock is hi nd new,
hav'ing been received t'his week. WV.
IC. Waldrop. 31-1t
E~ggs-Black Minorca eggs, pure
bred. $1.50 for 15. A. F. 'Martin,
phione 4260. 31-2t-pd
Cotton Seed- Re-cleaned W~anna
maker's Improvedl Big Boll Cotton
Seed. $1.00, per bushel. L. B. ,Stod
dlar, Owlings, S. C. 31 50--pd
For Sale--Iggs fromn heavy layin~g
ntrain of pr1izeo winning Rhode Island
Reds, $3.00 per seM:ing. 13 of these
pullets layed 354 egga In December.
W 1W. Whitehead, 254 Gordon 'St.f
Phone 442. 31-it-p
Lost-,Part of Conklin fountain lien,
in Iaurena I'l~day afternoon, all ox
Cepit 4top. Findeor please return to
(Miss) Anna 'Wallace, Waterloo.
Wanted--Man with car to sell the
IEISTP Ford Oil Oauge made. $100.00
per week and extra eymmissions. :Ben
ton tiHarbor Accessories Co., Benton
Harhopr, MIh 31-1t-pd
Young thien, wvomen, over 1'7, desIr
ing government positions, $1-30 month
ly, write for free list of positions now
open. R. Terry, (former Clvil Ser
vice examiner), 1872 Contimielital 131dg.,
W~hington, D, . ,$1-3t4
IWeslted--To 'buy yollr chickeria an
turkeys at Artnstrong's Market, 28-t$
For Sao'--Caqilac roadster, freshi
BrooksS Bygert at '8Wygert, .jlickols.
Barte4 Rock ook0ejel-Marnh and
April hatched, . 450 each or 2 for #8;09,
'gs fron pj~ ,4 1 #90pr 1~ pe
UI'Moon for Letters ol Administration
State of South Carolina,
County o'f Laurens.
By 0. G. Thompson, Probate Judge.
Whereqs 1-. R. Turner made suit to
no to grant him Letters of Adminis
tratioi of the estate and effects (f W.
These are, 'therefore, to cite and ad
nonish all and singular the kindred
nd creditors of the said W. P. Turner
leceased, that they be and appear be
oro ie, in the Court of Probate, to
e held at Laurens Court House, Lao
rels, S. C., on the 26th day of Fobru
iry, 1922, next, after publication here
)f, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my hand this 10th (lay
>f February Anne Doinini 1922.
0. G. TIHOMPSON,
11-2t-A J. P. L. C.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic restores
Energy and Vitality by Purifying and
Enriching the Blood. When you feel its
strengthening, invigorating effect, see how
it brings color to the cheeks and how
it improves the appetite, you will then
appreciate its true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is simply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup. So
pleasant even children like it. The blood
needs QUININE to Purify it and IRON to
Enrich it. Destroys Malarial germs and
Grip germs by its Strengthening, Invigor
ating Effect. Sc.
T heTrade Birdei y
lFnables the printer without a
bindery to -handle work that on
ly the large plants could do in
lIxpert bookhinders anda coi
pleto eqiuipment including rul
ing machines, wire stitchers,
pe Ifo rators and sewing ma
chines are at his service twith
out any overhead expense.
The cost of this service will
imieet Competition. Put the
Trade Bindery on your pay
IHighest grade HeImstitching an~i
Picot Edge Work. We make Ina
chine and know how to turn out
the highect grade work.
Orders taken for Dleating of all
kinds. We operate modern plant
and do only the best work.
Latest style electrically driven ma
chines sold on easy terms.
All nakes of machines repaired.
SINGEL SEWINy MACHINE VO.
Greennood, S. C.
595 Main St. Phone 151
V. It. Barnet, Mgr.
See Hough to See Well
Glasses Scientifically Fitted
Fine Watch and Jewelry
W. H. HOUGH
For 5 Years With Fleming Bros.
SOUTH SIDE OF SQUARE
Acid 3.00 Per Cent
6.00 Per Cent
Or Any Combination
Write Us for Prices
on Any Mixed Goods
Also on 'Fertilizer Ma
terials, such as-Acid Phos
phate, Foreign Ground
Fish, Tankage and Blood,
Nitrate of Soda. Special
Prices on Potash Salts,
Kaipit Manure Salt Mlu
Eggs From Every Hen
There Is no excuso for a loafing hen. You can mako layers
and real-01oney-makers out of overy solitary hen you own.
4Si~r Egg Producer
The wonderful poultry tonic, develops the c;;g-producing organs;
makes early layers of young pullots: keeps poultry' healthy and
produces fast growth In young chicks. 24 pound box, 50 cens.
We carry a complete line -of Caro-Vet Standard ltemnedles for IHorses, Mules. Cattle,
Hogs and Poultry. We will gladly refund your money if you fall to get natisfactory
results from the use of any Caro-Vet remedy.
AUTHORIZED DEALERS IN LAURENS COUNTY
M. W. Gray, It. 2......Gray Court, S. C. Eureka Dr, Co............ C
W. M. Abercrombie, lit. 1.Gray Court, S C. Powo Drug Co...........La S.C
'Tle Cash Co...........Cray Court, S. C. Iutmans Drug C.o . S
it. 0. Sullivan, Ilt.'4.... Gray Court, S. C. Lairens Drug Co.......... 9
Stonto & liabb, lIt. 4.... Gray Court, H. C. A. 1,. Howard. Itt 5.
Kollers Drug Store.......Clinton. 8. C. G. 1). Armstrong, lt. 6i... ., S H
Hadler-Owens Phar.........Clinton, S. C. V. ............-it 9 C
. . lhame..............linton S . C............
Farmers Mer. Co...........Clinton .. C . . Stone. lit.. . C
W. H1. Stover. He Sprlngs. m. C. The hell Vo................eh p.r.i
1). 3. Hinson...wHeath SpringsD . C. C. L. Golng............. S.C.
Red Ash.DBlock Coal.
Car Just Received,.
Coal Must Be PaidC For When Delivered.
ISeed Irsh Potatoes
We Are in a Position to Save You Money.
See Us Before You Buy.
On the Square Ne to City Hall
FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
One 'lot of Single Blankets, 66x81, $1.50
value, now . . . . 89c
One lot Plaid Homespun, 15c value, now 8 1-2c
One lot Old Ladies Comfort Slippers, now $1.69
One lot Men's Extra Heavy Work Shoes, now $2.39
Yard wide Wool Serge, various colors, now 49c
Greenburg's Dry Goods Store
North Side of Square Laurens, S. C.
Effective February 1st, Samson Tractors
were reduced to the following:,
Samson Model 1M Tractors $445
Pulley Assembly . . 40
Governor .. . 40
Platform and Feraders . 30
Mdok'M Complete $555',V
F. 8. Factory
FORMtR PRXCE $850.00
See UJ Forr 'Dmonstration
ucent Mtr C