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LAUBENS, S. <? JUNE 21, 1IM1.
The Advertiser will be glad to
recolie the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor?
respondents are requested to
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tuitions. Letters should not be
mailed Inter than Monday morn*
You can tan n dog's hide und make
p.im bark, but you can't tun bis bark
and make It bide.
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Supervisor Humbert is the Laurens
County Good Roads Association. Lau
rens County has the best Good Roads
Association In the state.
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We can see Bryan's finish, too. He
was tied at the same hitching post in
in Columbia as was the unfortunate
Wilson. That will put the knockout
drops to him, according to Coloy.
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That was a very pretty account of
the Yacht Club's Annual Cruise, in
the News and Courier Sunday, but
couldn't our young Charleston friends
have found a more suitable day to take
?hi cruise than on Sunday?
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The Greenwood Journal sa.\ s that
"about the only game played on the
square is checkers.'' We can remem
ber the time when they used to play
checkers on the square down at Ninety
Six and over at Coronaeo. but we
thought they had quit playing it on
the square at Greenwood long ago.
its too hot out there anyhow
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THE COUNTY FAIR.
Those who have had some doubt
as to whether Laurens County could
start a successful county fair should
read what prominent fanners, stock
men and business men all over the
county say about the project All of
thfm are heartily in favor of the fair
and with the support that is promised.
It can .be nothing but a success. It
will be noted with pleasure, by those
who have the success of the fair at
heart, that In a number of the letters
the educational feature Is Btressed
more than others and that no mention
is made of amusements to support
the project with. This almost alone
guarantees such a splr:; that will sure
ly make the fair a success.
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TIIK BOOSTERS CLUB.
A step in the right direction was
taken Thursday afternoon when the
?young men" of the city gathered in
the Armory to form a Boost -is Club
While, for different very good reasons,
no great amount of enthusiasm was
shown after the meeting was called to
order, the very fact that such a large
body of men gathered together on such
?short notice is proof that the people
here are ambitious for their city and
are anxious to see It forge to the
front and are willing to aid in the
work of doing It. Bettor results have
beert accomplished at other initial
meetings, but the spirit of progress
was shown and that Is the prime ne
cessity in boosting a town and for our
part, we thought the meeting a suc
The field for the Boosters Club is
unlimited. We have here a county
seat with possibilities far vaster than
many another more hustling city. We
COUld >?et together and, by boosting
our town and boosting the people in
it, start the wheels of progress going
so that nothing could stop them. If
w could once get the people aroused
to a realization of the city's advantag
es and possibilities the road to suc
cess after that would be easy. The
Boosters Club could do a great deal
in starting this movement and. In con
nection with the Chamber of Com
merce, keep It going. The field of
advertising our city belongs to the
younger ones, while that of actual de
veloping belongs to the older ones,
those who have the means. And speak
ing of neans, all the boosting that all
the- boosting clubs could do from now
until the crack of doom wouldn't do
any good without something else, was
done to follow it up. We havo got to
mOW some and then do some and then
blow again and then keep doing. We
nave to advertise what we have got
and then produce the goods.
To our mind there occurs two things
that the boosters could and should
turn their attention. The first, and that
of prime Importance now, Is to keep
What trade we are already getting
from our own immediate district, re
gain Home of that which we have lost
j and go out after that which has never
I come here. A great deal of the trade
which ought to come to Laurens goes
elsewhere. One or two firms of thla
city are working single handed, it,
muBt be said to their credit, trylng-*o
bring this trade to Laurens. If they
should let up with their efforts in this
direction, the city would lose even
more of the trade w?ten Is naturally
hers. The other thing that the boos
ter could undertake is the matter of
bringing more people here. We con
sider this of secondary Importance to
the first, for If we can carry the first
idea through to a successful end the
people in many instances will come
here themselves. Hut ulthough the
people are bound to come where the
trade Is brisk, nevertheless we will
have to do more to make It brisk. We
can bring more Industries here. We
cannot advertise alone and get them
though. We will have to contribute
something towards getting them here.
The boosters can do the advertising
and the Chamber of Commerce should
do the rest.
The Boosters (Tub Is in no wise In
tended to take over any of the work
of the Chamber of Commerce. What
the Boosters Club Intends to do Is to
be In addition to the work of the
Chamber of Commerce. In fact it
would he. in our opinion, a very fine
idea if every member of the Boosters
Club should become a member of the
Chamber of Commerce. One thing that
the Boosters Club ought to do Is to
urge all the business men of the city
to become members of the Chamber
of Commerce. Some have suggested
that the Boosters Club become n part
of the Chamber of Commerce, a sort of
BUb-organizatlon so to speak. Ot course
it could not do so without the Chamber
of Commerce's consent, but we are
quite sure that they would be Klad to
receive the Boosters within their
We hope that this movement to
streteh out and Ret more business for
the merchants here will not be taken
as an Impracticable plan, it is prac
tical and only those who are back
numbers, moss backs and quitters will
say that it is. We can do if we will.
Let us all get together and support
the Boosters Club and the Chamber
of Commerce and If we do nothing els,>
we will have the consolation of know
ing that we have tried.
THIi \F.AK-BKhK SALOON.
It seems to us that the city officials
and the city Council, have been some
what lenient in their treatment of the
near-beer situation In this city. We
have such a situation here as perhaps
a large majority of the people know.
This situation has been hanging fire
now for some time. In fact for such
a long time that we have almost for
gotten the consecutive events leading
up to the present state of affairs. To
the best of our recollection, however,
we believe that the proprietor of the
saloon was hailed before the Mayor,
after several efforts to find him in
his shop, and after some discussion,
the case wns postponed. A few days
after this the case was tried and a
fine of $25 imposed. A notice of ap
peal to the higher courts was given.
In the meantime another tack was
taken and it was decided that the evi
dence had not been sufficient for con
viction and again the matter hung fire.
A few days later, Tuesday three weeks
ago tobe exact, we were informed that
tb" case had been Compromised and
that fifteen days had been given the
party to "sell out his stock." On sev
eral occasions since that time sinus
have appeared on the closed doors of
the saloon to the effect that the stock
was exhausted and that the doors
would be opened on a certain day. Such
a .sinn appeared the past Friday, over
fifteen days after (lib date on Which
the agreement had been made to
close. To the best of our knowledge
one of these sinus said that the brew
ing company was out of stock. We
are now informed that "perhaps" the
place will he closed Saturday, that the
reason why the time has been ex
tended Is that on account of the sa
loon not being open the contracted
amount of near-beer lias not been
sold and It Is desired to allow all of
It to be sold so as not to cause loss to
That Is the situation which appears
to us should have been remedied not
less than a month ago. We have hesi
tated to say anything about the mat
ter hoping that the city ofliclals and
the city council would put an end to
the situation with the utmost dis
patch. However, we are now told
that "probably" but not certainly, it
will bo closed Saturday, so we must
sny that in our opinion, and we are
sure in the opinion of a majority of
the peoplt of the city, this matter has
been allowed to run along entirely too
long. Even granting the posslblt
plausibility ot allowing the saloon to
keep open for fifteen days to sell out
the stock, there are no grounds for
allowing it to run over that limit be
cause a contract has to bo fulfilled.
Knowing the possible legal entangle
ments that were sure to follow the
I opening of such a place the proprietor
usod poor business judgment in en
terlng into such a contract, and the
fault la his own If he loses money. If
the brewery has not been able, on
several different occasions, to supply
the goods it seems to us the contract
was abrogated from the other end of
the line and the proprietor here would
have been justified In refusing furth
er shipments. It seems to us then that
this business should be put a stop to
at once. If there Is no law for such'
action, which does not seem to be the
case judging by the actions of other
cities, the proprietor should be told
to open up wide. If It can be stopped
It should be stopped now. It seems to
us that City Council Is sleeping on
duty when such a situation Is tolerat
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THE PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL.
In each of last Tuesday's and Satur
day's Issues of the Greenville News
appeared articles concerning the ef
fort being made to incorporate the
lower "tip" of Dunkliu township
known as Columbia school district
into a Laurens county school district.
As the News has evideuty allowed
one of its contributors to take ad
vantage of a leniency in its news col
umns to txpress very decided views
and to apparently muke an attempt
to argue the righteousness of a cause
in the same column, and us the writer
of the same appears to distort the
real facts In the case, we feel called
upon. In justice to the people of Sul
livan school district in this county
and of Superintendent of Education
George L. Pitts, who has been instru
mental In the movement, to set the
News straight on the subject and to ?
show that the decision made by the i
Greenville Hoard of Education has
been very unwise and has been really
contributory to a means of stifling
the ambition of the people of that
"tip" of Dunklin township to give their ,
children every educational advantage,
in their power.
Defore beginning to express our
views on the subject, however, the
Advertiser wishes to express its re
gret at not fully laying the case be
fore the people of the county and of
Greenville county before, but as Supt.
j Pitts was so impressed by the need
! in that direction on account of the
j implied views of Supt. Davis of
Greenville County, we bad not been J
made to realize the necessity before.
However, we are laying this matter
before all those Interested at this late
? lay so that It there is any possibility
i of the case being reopened, all pat ties
will understand the situation.
To begin with, It must be stated that
Sullivan Township is not in need of
the extra strip from Greenville Coun
ty to make up the necessary territory
to gain th ehigh school benetlt. Prince
ton school has already been made a
high school. The only thing to
he gained, though we admit this j
is an important one, is the mat
ter of more students, increased
free will support and the additional |
tax from the attached district. While
the decision as to having the high
school at Princeton is not likely to
hinge on whether this territory is ad
ded to the Sullivan school district or
not. the added revenue will be wel
comed by the trustees of the school.
The great benelit, however, will ac
crue to the people of that section
which is in Greenville County, people
whose children are already attending
the Princeton School and not paying !
any tax thereto, and people who send
their children to Princeton, not whol
ly because It is nearer but nlso be
cause it is a better and larger school
than that one in their own district.
The advantage Is to be entirely on
their side and they art.' the ones who
are asking for the change. In fact
they are the ones, according to Mr.
Pitts, who suggested the incorpora
The articles in question seem to'
show the writer's belief that Green*
villa County is a constant sufferer
from BUCll high handed robbery of its
school tax money. It says that,
among other districts, Fountain inn|
is situated in just such a position as
Dunkliu township Is now trying to
avoid. As a matter of fact Just the j
reverse is true; the truth being thatj
a part of Laurens county has been in-1
corporated Into the Fountain Inn i
school district and Fountain Inn high ;
school is getting the oeneflt of Lau
rens County 10 mill taxes. No hue and
cry Is being raised about It though,
nor has been raised about it. The
people of Laurens County realized
that this would work for better edu
cational advantages for Laurens
County and Greenville County child
ren and the strip was Incorporated
Into the Fountain Inn District with
out a murmur. We are not in a posi
tion to say anything as to the other
districts mentioned. They are iu oth
As to the "public! in cenernt" u>>r?
are so Interested in the case and as to
the rosident of the "city" who "hied"
himself to the Superintendent's office
to protest against any such'incorpora
tion being allowed, we would say that
neither the public in general nor the
hiker in particular have anything to
do with the matter. If that citizen is
not a resident of Dunklln township
and is not personally, by right of resi-1
dence. Interested In tbe education of
the children of that district he, not
only morally, but legally has nothing
to do with It. He Is like all other
city land owners: they btgin to
squeal when their pocketbooks are
touched and they don't get the bene
Therefore the only shadow of a
plausible reason for tbe turning down
of the petition of the Sullivan and
Dunklln township residents by the
Greenville County Board, is the quot
ed reason of a member of the
board himself and it is no rea
son at all. It follows: "The
simple reason that Greenville coun
ty could not afford to sacrifice
her own school interests in that sec
tion of the county to the upbuilding of
a school In Laurens county " What
the Board should have done was to
grant the petition aud said that Green
ville county could not by a narrow
policy, sacrifice the future happiness
and prosperity of her children in an
effort to throttle a third rate school
upon a first rate people in the mean
endeavor to save a few dollars which
should be spent anyhow to build a
new building in her own county and
thus give her owu children better ad
vantages both within aud without the
If by cutting off this strip of Dunk
lln township it would only leave nine
square miles in Columbia district, It
seems to us as If It would be a real
advantage to tear down this old
school, which Is In no wise a credit to
such a county as Greenville, remove
it to a more central location, do the
same thing to the other school In the
district and then combine the two
into such a school as the district
might be proud of. Greenville county
would not be the loser; she would be
the one to get the larger advantage.
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What's the best age to marry?"
asks The Augusta Herald. Tbe ques
tion Is respectfully referred- to Edi
tor Lee of The Laurens Advertiser.?
You'll have to *.o a little further.
Sonny. Plumb, slam ignorant of
SUGGESTS TRADE DA V.
An Idea Suggested bj Mr. C. H. Hicks
to Start the Ball Arolllng for Get
ting .More Trade for Laurens.
Mr. C. H. Hicks has made the first
suggestion by which the Laurens mer
chants can commence to boost their
trade. In the letter below, addressed
to the Secretary of the Boosters Club.
Mr. Hicks outlines a plan for a cam
paign to start things coming this way.
As It Is such a valuable suggestion. It
will doubtless meet the approval of
all the merchants in the city and the
proper steps taken to have the big
Here Is the letter:
To the Sec'y. of Boosters Club.
Laurens, S1. C.
Dear Sir: I wish to submit to you
a "TRADE DAY SCHEME" for Lau
rens to be used at intervals to suit
the merchants of the town. I have
seen this plan worked with great suc
cess in other towns (therefore you see
it is not orlcinnl) and 1 do not see
why It would not prove a success here.
The BChome Is as follows:
"Upon the agreement of the mer
chant:; of the town one day in each
month, or less frequent If thought
best, be set apart as a TRADE DAY
which is advertised in the mos'? feas
ible and successful way through one
body, say the Chambt r of Commerce,
and as an Inducement to bring people
here agree through the Chamber of
Commerce to pay expenses of travel
and hotel bill for the day (or any oth
er place they might prefer to enter
tain them.) To off-sot this expense
the condition is that the party Is to
trade a stipulated amount, same to be
agreed upon by the merchants, for
cash. The merchant or merchants
who receives the trade furnishes the
customer with a receipt for the amount
traded and he in turn carries this re
ceipt to the Secretary of Chamber of
Commerce or some one designated
ami collects all or a part of his ex
penses according to amount traded.
The expense Is then charged to the
account of Merchants traded with
This scheme may not seem practic
able and might not work successfully.
I only offer it for consideration
Chas. H Hicks.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank my many friends
foi their appreciative help rendered
me In the voting contest.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships In Winthrop Col
lego and for the admission of now stu
dents will bo held at the County Court
Hpuse on Friday, July 7, at 9 a. m. Ap
plicants must be not less than fifteen
years of ago. When scholarships are
vacant after July 7 they will be award
ed to thoso making the hlehpnt
age at this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson be
fore tho examination for scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The noxt session will orjm
September 20, 1911. For further in
formation and catalogue, address Pres.
D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, 8. C.
I special Nonces. I
Lookout Mountain Irish Potatoes
for July planting. Grow well plant
ed after grain. $1.75 per bushel.
4?_5t. pd. Wm. P. Harris,
Owings, S. C.
The ByrdTllle Dairy and Stack Farm
stilt have their Jack. The season is
now open. This last year's work is
showing up fine. See him, before
breeding elsewhere. Will take care
of mares over night for. those from a
distance. Fee $12.50 living colt. Phone
No. 10. Laurens R. F. D. No. 3. W. D.
Byrd- and Son 40-tf
For Sale?Fifty bushels Lookout
Mountain Irish potatoes. Best fall
potatoes on earth. Price $1.75 per
W. C. Wharton,
44 5t. Waterloo, S. C,
For sale?40 bushels peas. Price
is right. Apply to W. B. Knight.
Cow for sale?Splendid good Jersey
cow. fresh in milk. Price $40, calf in
cluded. W. A. Simpson, Laurens, R. F.
D. No. 1.
47 It pd.
For Sale (or Exchange for Real Es
tate, or Securities), one 30 h. p., 4
cylinder Maxwell Touring Car. Com
plete with Top, and Windshield. In
perfect order and daily use. Demon
stration given. H. K. Alken, Lau
rens. S. C.
For Sale?Socthwest Georgia farms.
No finer lands, no better vrices. We
speak from personal knowledge.
Write today for new list. Epton &
Switzer, Spartanbcrg, S. C.
Special round trip rate to Co
^liimhia, account South Carolina*
Fireman's Association. From I,au-J
? Tickets on sale June 26th to 27th,+
Xiinai limit July 1st
F. J. Nelson, T. A. I
We oger One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can.
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
Waldtng, Ktnnan & Marvin.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
RA BUN NEWS.
Mr. T. H. Babb is visiting a few
weeks with his friends in Grconville.
Mr. Willie Abercromblo, of Hickory
Tavern section, spent Friday night
with his sister, .Mrs. W. A. Baldwin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mahon were In
Lau rens one day last week on busi
Mrs. Rebecca Owens visited Mr. and
.Mrs. Hoardic Owens Wednesday night
In Eden community, Mrs. Nancy
Owens Thursday and with Mrs. Emily
Miss Vera Baldwin spent Sunday
With her friend, Miss Corrie Mahon.
Mr. and Mrs. Callle Chapman, of
Augusta Cross Roads, are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luster Babb,
of Merita community.
Rev. Dubose and family of Prince
ton, visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nash
Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks
Nash Saturday and with Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Nash Saturday night.
Miss Allelne Baldwin is spending
several days with her grandmother,
Mrs. Jane Bolt In Hickory Tavern
Mr. Frank Mahon spent Sunday with
Mr. Claude Mahon.
Mr. Paul Willis and family of Sblloh
community, visited at the home of Mr.
W. P. Baldwin, Sunday.
Dr. J. W. Beason was over In Wood
ruff last Friday to see his mother, who
is very sick at this writing.
Mr. Rufus Armstrong of Lnurens,
was at Rabun Sunday evening.
Mr. Carl Reeves, who has been
teaching school this lnst year in Vir
ginia, returned home last week where
he will spend the summer with his
parents, Mrs. Emmie Reeves and fam
Is Your Skin on Fire?
Does It seem to you that you can't
stand another minute of that awful,
That It must bo coolod?
That It must huvo re'.lef?
Get a mixture of Oil of Wlntor
rreen. Thymol, and other soothing In
predients fie ccmpoujided only in D.
>). D. Pre-ciption.
The v-ry first drops stop that aw
ful burning Instantly!
The first drops aoothe and heal!
D. D. D. gives you comfort-?
cleanses the skin of all impurities and
washes nway pimples and blotches
Take our word on it as your local
Get a $1.00 or a 2G cent bottle today.
Lau~e\s Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
From Any Source,
in any location in
United States and
Canada (Floater) at
$20.00 per $1,000.
This policy in written
by the Springfield F. and
M. Ins. Company of Mass.
A company with $4,600,
000 surplus and $9,960.000
total resources and which
has been doing business
since 1849 and has paid
out nearly $50,000,000 in
losses during that time.
I want to insure every
Automobile in Laurens
county or adjoining coun
ties. This is absolutely
the best policy on the mar
T I ADAMS Aet
At Bank of Laurens
LAURENS, S. C.
TRADE WITH US
We carry a Full 5tock
of Goods and can
We buy Flour, Moni, Corn, Outs,
Hay and other heavy stuff in car load
lots at (lie Lowest Cash price which
places us in position to save you mon
ey If you trade with us. Wc sell the
hingest anil best farmers in the coun
ty, also take care of Urn small farm
We sell Henry Clay Flour, the best
Hour made, also White Satin, White
Star, Copyright, Nordyko and other
popular brands of hour, Swift's Sliver
Leaf and Jewel Lard, K lagans, Ar
mours, Ciulahy and Forbes best make
of hams. We handle In large quantities
Wire, Horse and Mule Shoes and
>'alls, Four Brothers nnd Mlcu Axle
Creese In 5cts, lOets, 2">cts, 75cts and
$1.25 sizes, liest line of Crem and
Koasted Coffee and Tea, the popular
brands of Chewing and Smoking- To
bacco, Cigars and Cheroots, Canned
Goods, linking Powders, Soap, Starch,
Perfection and Karo Syrup In Cans,
Molasses In barrels aiid kegs, Un
known Pens and Speckle Peas, Guano,
Acid und Mirale Soda. Cotton Seed
Meal delivered in the city.
Good Broom for 25 cents.
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
Ideal for the home, be
cause it's safe. Not like
beer, but with a refreshing
For the Children
when they are warm and
Ironbccr will add a relish
to every dish.
in the afternoon or evening;
easily served and greatly en
drink it right out of the
Order a Case To-day
Put up and bottled by
Coca Cola Bottling Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Big Clothing anil pants sale iw go
ing on at Red Irfon Racket, cheapest
house In the South.