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LAUBENS, 8. l\ JANUARY IS,
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive tfce local news ef all tfce
eeaomnnities in the conntj. Cor
ree pendents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters shonid not be
nailed later than Monday morn
Why not settle the question ofj
changing the name of Main street in
Columbia by calling it Square Meal
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A Laureas man made use of the par
cels post the other day by sending j
about ten pounds of |>ork to a relative'
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The excitement has about died down
in the Chicora matter and now they
are moving the S. C. C. I. to Green
wood every other week or ?o to break
the mouo'ony. A little case of "now
y.?u see and now you don't."
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Thla new county fever is catching.
Greer8. Woodruff. Fountain Inn, Cin
ton, Whltroire. Cross Anchor and pos
sibly others are calling for county
peats. Wait until the question of ad
ditional taxation and other disadvan
tages are ?hown and the eagerness
will not be as pronounced as some
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The remodeled Laurens court
house would cost nearly $7.">,000 to
i.uild anew. Progressive eom:nu;.kie?>
now demand that their buildings be
equally a.s commodious and convenient
as this one Is. Will these amb'tiousj
new county-seats be able and willing
to put up so much money in order to
secure the new counties? Will the,
leople be satisfied with less?
A merchant in a nearby town under
took a systematic and extensive ad
vertising campaign last year and de
clared the other d3y that his business
increased over 16 per cent. 1912 being
commonly called a " bad year" at that.
This merchant ..tudled the problem of
advertising and used several different
methods of reaching the people. His
experience demonstrates the fact that
advertising judiciously practiced will
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The very optimistic Clinton Chron
icle broke all bounds for enthusiasm
last week when M printed a picture of
a "furrln" court house and labeled If
"The Propo*ed Court House for the
New County"*. It even had 9 ' .id-me
down monument, a few aged trees
and "some" office holders included in
the picture. Note that we say "some"
office holders. Not the new county
office holders to be sure, for they
haven't come out on the scene quite
yet, quietly holding themselves !n re
serve until the time comes to an
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PROYISION FOB FAMILIES OF
( Kl.HIN AI..S.
In this era of progressiv- noss along
many lines, it serins as if something
should be done to provide for the
mothers and children left destitute
When the father and provider is sent
to prison. From the very earliest
times, the idea of punishment for
criminals has been to confine them
in prison walls and to make them
work for the state. During all thes^
?"errs, little thought has been given
to tnose left behind who really are
punished more than 'he cr'miial rim
We have sat in the court rooms
many a day and heard sentences pass
ed on prisoners at the bar, wonder
ing what would become of the wife
and little ones left behind. Somehow
or other they have always lived, we
know, but in what squalid circum
stances or under what humiliating
conditions we cannot Imagine. We
can easily believe that the suffering
? of the criminal himself has been but
little compared to theirs.
The idea, which has obsessed the
minds of the world for centuries, that
the labor of the criminal should go
to the state, is wrong. Even after
conviction his labor should still be
long to those dependent upon him ru>
much as it did before, though, while
In the tollt of the law, he should con
tribute, certainly In part, the cost of
bis sustenance and up-keep. The idea
of punishment, as we see it, is not
to take away from the prisoner the
right and duty to provide for his fam
ily nor. looking on the other side of It,
to deprive bis wife and children of a
provider. The idea is to punish him
alone, not for revenge, but to make
him a better man after he leaves the I
prison. Punlshir.-nt for criminals Is
then a measure of prevention of crime;
and there is no reason or wisdom hi
demanding that iu the process of re
generation, the prisoner should con
tribute all his labor to the state for
It is the state's duty to bear the ex
pense of society's improvement and
not the duty of the prisoner's depend
It might be said further that In these
times the actual income Crom the
prisoner's labor la larger than the
cost of his Incarceration. There Is no
reason why this profit on his labor
should go to the state, for the state
has no claim upon the output of his
hands, but only has the right to pun
ish him for his crime and to try to
bring him to a highe realization
i of his citizenship.
With these things in mind, we have
long felt that the state should, in some
way, provide for the needs of its pris
oner's dependents out of the labors of
the prisoner himself. If he knew that
his wife and children were being cared
for by the state during his Imprison
ment, he could be more easily con
vinced that the state was punishing
him fcr the good of himself and bis
fellow citizens rather Iht-.xx for revenge
for the crime he had committed. By
providing for his wife and punishing
him, it seems to us, the reason for the
punishment and the ends sought af
ter would be the easier Impressed up
on him than If during his imprison
ment no evidences of interest in his
condition nor ?n the condition of his
dependents were shown.
For these reasons, we think that
some steps should be taken to guar
antee to a prisoner's dependents the
overplus earned by him during the
period of his imprisonment, the guar
antee to be paid out in actual money
from time to time while the prisoner is
in the hands of the state.
LECTURE ON SHAKESPEARE.
Dr. Jan. P. Kinard Delighted a Select
Audience at the Graded School Au
ditorium Monday Morning.
Dr. James P. Kinard, of Winthrop
college, made an address on "The
Life and Works" of Shakespeare un
i der the auspices of the Wednesday
club auditorium Monday morning. Be
' sides the members of the club, a few
invited guests were present and sev
eral of the higher grades of the school.
Dr. Kinard charmingly entertained his
audience for over an hour, outlining
i the "tradition" as to the early life
I of the great poet and play-wilter and
the more authentic history of the lat
' er periods in his life. Interlining the
successive steps in the development
of Shakespeare's genius. Dr. Kinard
gave a few impression as to the plays
of the great writer, beginning with
his very earliet-t efforts in retouching
the plays of predecessors, his next
step In writing entirely new plays
and then to the period of his maturi
ty, when he reached the zenith of his
Dr. Kinard was closely listened to
by ever)' one present and his address
was a great treat to all who were
fortunate enough to be present.
This Week's Pathe.
' The regular star reel of the week?
the Pat?S"Weekly?is scheduled as us
ual for Thursday. A few of the sub
jects shown this week in the Pathe
are as follows:
Berlin, Germany?The royal family
Including the Kaiser, witness an an
Cowes. Eng.?The Regatta here
brings out many speedy crafts to com
pote in the races.
Seattle, Wash.?The "Minnesota"
sailing for the Orient, carries largest
cargo ever loaded Into a ship's hold.
Besides these there are seven or
eight other equally as interesting
scenes portrayed. Two other picture
reels will be shown in conr.ecMor. with
the Pathe at the usual prices?5c and
Meetine of I . D. C.
The Joseph B. Kershaw chapter. ?.
' D. C, will hold its next meeting at
I the home of Mrs. IL K. Aiken, Mon
day afternoon. January 20th, at 3:30
o'clock. This being the day after the
birthday of Robert E. Lee. the meet
ing will be devoted to a discussion of
the great southern leader.
Meeting of Ctty Clob.
As will be seen in a notice in an
other part of the paper, the city dem
ocratic club will meet In the court
house Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
for th* purpose of electing officers
and attending, to the other busine?*
that usually comes up at this 'ime.
All member* of the club arc urged to
8 STATU PRESS COMMENT. 8
Unanimously A creed.
inere is considerable "blowing
down ia Laurens now that the glass
factory dcwn there has started up.
(Awful.)?Greenville Daily Piedmont.
This quaint little burg will never
be a county seat unless the people
of the town work to that end. The
plums won't fall unless somebody
musters up energy enough to shake
And It's about time to begin shak-1
Woodruff, Clinton and Greer each;
I have an ambition to be a county seat
?though Greer isn't working at it
much at present. N
If any one of the three succeeds,
ml gets in ahead of Fountain Inn,
our chance of ever being more than
a prosperous country ?wia&e is abso
Greer would take off a slice of
Greenville county, and leave a re
mainder too small for further sub
Woodruff would do the same; and
Clinton would mutilate Laurens
county to an extent that would pro
! hlbit our further carving of the re
i Greer has small chance of winning
! out. Clinton's case is practically
i hopeless, although she is* bestirring
1 herself admirably. Woodruff has a
But not'iing can be done before the
fall of 19".3 The law governing these
matters insists that all preliminaries
must be finished and the election held.
? four months before the next meeting
I of the legislature.
A campaign of education, discus
sion, persuasion and 'ogic, started
early this year, would very probably
win for Fountain Inn the coveted
A two-thirds majority of the vot
1 era in the effected territory cannot be
I won to our cause in a three-weeks
' campaign. If we wait until next fall
The Tribune can suggest, plead,
urge, but it cannot do more than that.
?Fountain Inn Tribune.
As to Notaries.
In the matter of notaries public we
think it would be well for the legisla
ture to fix the terms of the office. In
other words, we think the governor's
position in large measure is correct,
that the term of office should have
some limit ?r time fixed. And yet all
do not believe that the governor or any
one else should remove a notary pub
lic simply because the man holding the
commission was not a political or par
tisan supporter of the governor. There
are many good men In South Carolina
who did not vote for the governor and
yet they should not be debarred hold
ing the office of notary public. That
Is the way we see It.
As to the rumors sent out from Co
lumbia as to partisanship in the leg
islature, we sincerely hope it will not
assume the proportions it did in the
last legislature, and yet there may be
absolutely no grounds at all for the
rumors.?Thu Newberry Herald and
* Edncationa! Shame.
How one's heart must ache as he
contemplates the drifting away from
the desire to attain education. F..????a
that which we have is superficial, "cul
tural and a veneer. There is today
little of the fundamental work of W. J.
Ligon and the old school masters.
The Russell Sage Foundation has
gone to considerable expense to ob
tain information, a comparative study
of state school system In 48 states.
Here are some of the tartling and
some of the shameful facts revealed:
In 18 states the average wage of the
school teacher is less than $1 per day
and one state gets more per capita
from the lease of a convict than It
pays Its teachers per capita. The
United States has the shortest school
year in the world. South Carolina
has the lowest per capita expenditure.
$3 per child per year.
In North Carolina the school year is
so short that if a child were to enter
school at 5 he would be 27 years old
; before finishing the eight grade.
The average annual wage of carpen
ters is $802: of millworkers $500;
coal miners $f.00. day laberers $513?
and school teachers $485! But this
average for teachers Is always above
the average of some states. Through
out the southern states thousands of
teachers get less than $150 a year.
Ohio alone has complete legal regu
lation to protect the sanitation and
safety of her schools.
A somewhat better estuafflon is
found with respect to medical inspec
tion of schools, which (s provided for
by the laws of twenty states. That
such laws are needed in the remaining
states ii ?b.niri by a mass of exper
ience which demonstrates that effi
cient medical inspection betters
health conditions among school cbll
dren. sefeguards them from disease,
and renders them healthier, happier
and more vigorous.
According to this report the system
of providing free text books for school
children Is almost a century old in
America, having been inagurated by
Philadelphia 95 years ago. At the
present time 12 states have free text
books throughout theirschools, 15
have them in certain districts and in
the remaining 2i states the system
does not exist. School books bought
by the community cost the ecommun
I ity 20 per cent less than they do when
they are bought by individuals. One
unforseen feature of the passage of
the Massachusetts free text book law
was an immediate increase of ten per
cent in high school attendance.
Thirty-six out of 48 states have
stats wide compulsory attendance
laws. Compulsory education began in
Germany and Massachusetts In the
seventeen century and In France and
more than half of the states of the
union in the nineteenth century.
Ignorance and intelligence both per
petuate themselves and that is why
compulsory education is necessary and
why after a few decades it becomes
unnecessary. The right of the state
i to tax the property of the state is now
: firmly established. A free common
school education is the birthright of
an American child. The state that
will not compel the parents to give
their children school advantages,
; would keep away from the children
the medicine to heal their illness.
?The Daily Mail.?
; Fountain Inn and Seneca In. List?
May Fail of Confirmation.
Washington. Jan. 13. The Presid
ent today sent to the senate the names
of the following to be postmasters
in South Carolina.
J. F. McKelvey. at Fountain Inn;
David Hunt, at Senaca; James P. Mof
calf, at Inman, and Louis Jacobs, at
There is strong feeling in the sen
j ate becuse the president is making
so many appointments at the close of
his term of office, and It may be that
these nominations will not be con
Reed Miller Coming Soon.
A letter from Reed Miller, who is
known as the New York tenor, but
who really belongs to Anderson, says
that he will give a series of concerts
in the south in February and that he
will include Anderson in his itiner
ary. That he never leaves his old
1 home town out and is always glad of
the opportunity to come back. Tour
? ing with him is the well known basso.
Mr. Frank Croxton. and a fine pianist,
i The musical people. In fact those who
1 are not musical, just all the people
will be glad for Reed to come, and
will enjoy his singing as they would
enjoy none other, not even Caruso,
for he is our own Reed.?Anderson
For Sale?One second hand 1-horse
wagon, cheap. Also, one pair/match
ed iron gray marea. First lcfieck for
$175 gets the mares. J. sV?ennett.
Laurens. S. C.
For Sale?One good freahmiUr cow,
price $35.00. One fine VeXIstered
Berkshire sow. also severer shoats.
Geo. F. Little. Lanford Station, S. C.
For Sale?Rhode Ioland Red Aggs.
pure strain, a setting of 15 for/si.OO.
Apply to H. S. Kennedy, LauVns.
Found?Big, black hound dogy about
three years old. Ow:.er cari have by
calling for him, paying fox jut feed
and this advertisement. Trat Crisp,
310 River Street. Laurens. v25-lt-pd
Found?Pocket-book on South Har
per street. Parties may have sVrure by
describing, and paying for this adver
tisement J. F, Harney. 25-lt
Dairy Prodnets- -Sweet milk, butter
milk, cream, butter, eggs am/chick
ens for sale. Prompt deliver)/ Phone
No. 2"3. J. Wade Anderson. 24-5t
For Sale?Good horse and delivery
wagon for sale cheap. Both; In excel
lent condition. Apply to\/Stavron
Bros. & Scopas Co., Laurens, S. C.
For Sale?>1ne residence |6t on
Church street, short distant/ from
graded school building. Bargain for
cash. C. D. Barksdale. 24-21
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for alderman for the city of Lau
rens from Ward 5, subject to the rules
of the democratic primary.
C. M. CLARK.
I announce myself as candidate for
the office of Alderman in the City of
Laurens to represent Ward 6 subject
to the rules of the Democratic pri
mary. J. E PHIL-POT.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for the office of Alderman In the
City of Laurens for Ward 5. subject to
the rules of Democratic primary.
R. O. PANKS.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT CITY OF LACRENS, S. C.
Sept. 20, 1912.
Sinking Fund.$ 14.980.48
Accounts Receivable . 1,680.00
Delinquent Taxes 1907-1912 . 3,878.37
Delinquent Special License 1912 . 277.50
Water Rates. 444.78
Electric Light Rates . 436.70
Sundry Account Balances . 320.99
BJlls Receivable . 575.29
Inventory Water and Light Material. 1,981.96
Cash in Safe. 266.68
Cash in Bank. 167.20
Water and Electrlct Light System.$ 71.066.12
Sewerage System. 32,137.46
Fire Department Equipment . 6,328.77
Public Works Equipment. 3,083.61
Street Paving. . 46,203.88
Curbing and Bridges. 25,056.82
Opera House and Fixtures. 7,397.88
Real Estate . 1,610.00
Fixtures City Clerk's Office. 398.25
Surplus . $ 96.982.01
Bonds . 98,000.00
Bills Payable (notes) . 18,254.81
Accounts Payable topen accounts) . 2,236.82
Accrued Interest on Bonds . 2,720.00
J. A. ROLAND, Clerk & Treas.
Approved City of Laurens, S. C.
T. C. Switzer,
N. B. Dial.
The above statement was handed to The Advertiser for publication by the
city clerk at the order of the council. The Advertiser prints below, for the
information of its readers and on its own account, the statement gotten out
by Chas. H. Highley, public accountant, September 20. 1911.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT CITY OF LACBENS, S. C.
Sept 20, 1911.
Cash on Hand in Banks and Safe.$ 1,159.10
Cash on Deposit Sinking Fund. 12.932.83
Accounts Receivable. 3.474.36
Delinquent Taxes . 4.799.32
Delinquent License. 3.482.25
Due by Water Customers. 921.23
Due by Light Customers. 1.469.36
Inventory Materials (L'rror $900.) . 3,985.23
$ 32.223.C3 $ 32.223.68
Permanent Investment &c.
Water Works and Electric Light System .$ 67.57S.86
Sewerage System . 31.991.71
Street Paving. 46.203.88
Curbing and Bridges. 25,056.82
City Hall and Furniture . 7,496.13
Fire Department Equipment . 5,507,27
Public Works Equipment. 2.708.51
Real Estate . 1,510.00
Total Assets . $220,276.8?
Bonded Indebtedness . $ 98.0OO.0O
Bills Payable. 17,822.91
Accounts Payable . 11,702.61
Accrued Interest on Bonds . 2,720.00
Chas. H. Highley ft Co..
Certified Public Accountants.
By Chas. H. Highley.
FROM THE COUNTY
(Continued from Page One.)
Misses Mattie McFadden. and Ruth
Curry were the guests of Miss Nell Mc
Call Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Harris and chil
dren spent Sunday with Mr. B. W.
Martin and family.
Mr. Morgan Gwin visited Mr. and
Mrs. Dick Barnette near Gray Court
Thursday afternoon. January 2nd,
Miss Inez Willis and Mr. John Darby
were happily married at Fountain Inn.
by Mr. WiggenB the Methodist pastor.
Mrs. Darby is the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willis, and a young
lady of many sterling qualities. Mr.
Darby is an eBteemed young farmer of
this place. Their friends wish for
them a long and happy life.
Say. what will "Aunt Kate" think
of this little fry being game enough.
In the face of her opinion and the
editor's, to own to being opposed to
compulsory education? Well I plead
guilty, for I certainly am unprogres
slve enough not to be in favor of such
a law. "An honest confession Is good
for the soul," they say, so while I am
at It, will confess I'm not In favor of
woman suffrage either. Gee, but It
took the last remnant of courage I
possess to makr this declaration, for I
can mentally s>?e the learned "Aunt
Kate" shaking her head In deep dls
proval and unbelief, that one could be
so benighted as to be opposed to com
pulsory education and woman suffrage
too. Won't some other little follow
come and sit on this side of the fence
with me; just to kinder keep a fellow
from feeling lonesome?
Rev. T. W. Munnerly filled his regu
lar appointment at Dials Sunday
morning. In spite of the Inclemency
?>f the weather a goodly crowd was
present to enjoy tho able sermon.
Persons troubled with partial paraly
sis are often very much benefited by
massaging the affected parts thorough
ly when applying Chamberlain's Lin
iment. This liniment also relieves
rheumatic pain*. For sale by all deal
Notice of Meeting.
A meeting of the laurens City Dem
ocratic duals hereby called to be held
In the Court House Thursday after
noon, January 16th, at 4 o'clock for
the punkse of election of officers and
transacting any other business that
might come up.
(Signed) R. K. Bftbb,