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LAUBENS, S. C. JULY 2, 1913.
The Advertiser will bo glad to
receive tho local nevfs of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to tho contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Our regular linotype operator Is
away taking his vocation this week :
and his assistant is in Ids place. While
the young man has stood by the ma-J
chine manfully for several days, he
has not been able to keep up with the
rocord of the "veteran", so in order
to give hin* some relief wo are omit
ting today aj few of those sclntlllatng j
Tomarks so often found la this column,
?they will keep for our admiring read
they will koon fr our admiring read
ers until next week when wo might
>:i\ I .'. double dose.
KxwShorlff Ballen Dead.
?P. II. Hallow sheriff of Laurons
county immediately proceeding .M,r.
Geo. S. NUK'ravy, died at his home in
Wynona, Miss, Thursday ond was
buried in Jackson, Miss., tho following
day. Mr. Hallow was a vrotninont fig
ure in Laucrna county a number of
years ngo ail dwas a very popular
A few years ogo ho moved to Jackson,
IMI8S., whore ho made his home until
he moved to Wynona, wllOl'O his son
is in business. He is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. William Franks and Miss
Jnnie Hallow, of this city, and hy~ a
son, Mr. Frank Hallow, of Wynona,
Miss. Mr. Hallow served in the Con
federate army, having enlisted at the
age of sixteen toward the end of the
war. He served two terms as sheriff
of Laurens County.
* SPARKING SUNDAY NIGHT.
? By Wm. l). S.
Editor The Advertiser:
I send you, for the edification of the
boys, this 57-year old poetry.
Sitting in the corner
On a Sunday night
"With a taper finger
Resting on your sleeve;
Star-lit eyes arc casting
On your face their light.
Uless mo! This i? pleasant ?
Sparking Sunday night.
Now your heart is thumping
'Gainst your Sunday vest ;
Now wickedly 'tis working
On this day of rest.
Hours seem hut minutes
A? they take their flight
Bless me! ain't it pleasant.
Sparking Sunday night.
iDad and Mam are sleeping
On their peaceful bod
!Droaming of the things?
Tho folks in meeting said:
"Low ye one another"
Hies- me' don't we do It.
Sparking Sunday night.
Due arm with gentle pressure
1 Lingors around her waist,
,You squeeze her dimpled hand,
Her pouting lips you taste;
She freely slaps your face
Rut more in love than spite;
O thunder! ain't it pleasant,
Sparking Sunday night.
But hark! the clock Is striking -
It's two o'clock I swum
As sure as I'm a sinner
The hour to go has come
You ask wltn spiteful accents
If "that old clock is right"
And wonder if it ever
Sparked on a Sunday night.
One, two, Uirec sweet kisses
Flour, dive, elx, you hook,
But, thinking that you rob her
Give hor back those you took
Then, as forth you hurry
Prom the fair oner's eight
Don't you wish each day was
Only Sunday night!
WAR DEPARTMENT WITHDRAWS
SUPPORT FROM N. 0. OF S. C.
(Continued from page 1.)
his money, the Cuban go back home
and the Adjutant General can be a
general without anything to general
"The white people of South Carolina
have always taken care of themselves,
and they can and will do so again If
necessary. Whether we have a State
militia or not we win protect our
white supremacy and the vlrture of our
womanhood, even if it is necessary to
close every cotton mill and to stop
every plow in the State.
"Cole l>. Hlease."
Gen Mo?re's Comment.
When shown Governor Mease's
statement, AdJ Gen W. W. Moore
"In the second paragraph of his
statoment Governor Hlease gives the
names of certain ollleers who voted in
favor of the distribution of some mili
tary funds. 1 voted against distribut
ing the funds to certain companies,
because these companies had failed to
measure up to the standard required
of thorn. Section 1."? of the .Military
Voile of South Carolina provides "that
no company, battery, etc, shall par
ticipate in the annual allotment ot
such apropriations unless the e has
been an average attendance of at lest
GO per cent of its enlisted strength
present at such drills or other instruc
Gen Moore denied that he had re
ported the matter of the distribution
of the funds to the war department
hi Washington. Governor Bleaso says
in his statement that he presumes
den Moore reported the matter to the
HLEASE STILL EXPLAINING.
Says He has Nothing Further to Saj
ami Plunges Into Length) Interview,
Columbia, June L's. In a statement
issued today, bearing upon Me mili
ar ty Btituatlon, Governor Bleaso says
that he is willing for the Adjutant
General, Secretary of War Garrison,
or anybody else who has authority,
to set a limit, say Mo days or tl mouths,
on and give the military companies
that were recommended to be muster
ed out time to put themselves in thor
ough condition, and at the end of that
time for them to go through the prop
er inspection and if they fall to meas
ure up to the standard required that
they be mustered out of service. In
a paragraph of his statement Gover
nor Hlease assails t'ae Dick military
G?i ernor's Statement.
"I have nothing further nt present
to say in reference to the military mat
"However, 1 am standing firm in my
position, and will not muster out any
of those companies until they are giv
en a proper showing. I am perfectly
willing for the Adjutant General, Bri
gadier General Jones, Secretary of
War Garrison or anybody else Who has
the authority, to set a limit, say 90
days or six months, and give these
companies that long to put themselves
in thorough condition and at t'ae end of
that time for them to go through the
propor inspection and in case they or
any of them should at that time fail
to have the proper number of men
wUhjnThelr ranks or fail otherwise toj
come up to the technical requirements
that they then be mustered out of the
service. Or I am willing for the en
campments to proceed, these compa
nies to be allowed to take their places
In their regiments and on the last day
of the encampment let the proper In
spection official be present and inspect
these com pantos, and if they or any
of them should then fail to come up.
to the requirements* that they be ntus
tered out. Hut I do not propose to|
muster out without giving them the,
pr?p?r notice and opportunity of a
hearing. 1 know of my own personal
OUt than any of those and nothing was
.-aid about it. I do no: know that the
present Adjutant General has done
that because I have not been sufici
onlly i?ti : e>trd in him to follow him
that closely, but I know that it had;
been done many times and I am sat-,
Igflod if the captains of these com
panies bad been notified that they1
were going to be held up to strict red
tape rerpilrements, that on the day.
the Adjutant General Was present they
would have been thoroughly prepared,
and all would have been well. Hut
the leniency heretofore shown, I am
satisfied, had much to do with these
young men not having the proper
number of their enlisted men present
and failing to come up to the require
ments in possibly some other technical
matter. Hut they should not and can
not be expected, as I have heretofore
said to come up to the same strict re
quirements as the paid soldiers who
have nothing else to do.
Objects to Dick Law.
"I could state my objections to the
Dick law, but I see no use now in
burdening the people of the State with
that. All that can be taken care of
: companies have been
voro much more del! :
properly at another time. But there
are provisions In the law which are
iniquitous, and which no free State
should ever have submitted to. I am
In favor of State's rights and I believe
in State sovereignty, and I think any
State makes a serious mistake that
turns any part of her government over
to the I'nitcd States or to any other
government, and especially her war
department?those upon whom we
are to dopend for the safety of our
lives, our rights and our property.
"I ropeat, however, that If the Na
tional Guard is mustered out of ser
vice my friend swill take care of no in
any ctnei gency.
"In addition to the giving of these
young men another chance, I have not
heretofore stated a very strong rea
son which I had, but I would have no
hesitation In placing It upon this
ground. A close inspecton will show
that the companies which the Adjutant
General is asking to be mustered out
are located in the black belt of this
Stale, where it is absolutely necessary
that we should have armed white men,
and if the United States Government
withdraws her entire support South
Carolina will keep up these companies,
because it is absolutely essential for
the protection of our State. For in
stance, Barnwoll, Elloree, Walterboro,
Georgetown, Mount Pleasant. Look
where they arc located, and you will
Bee what condition the isolated white
families of those counties will be in
if I should muster out those compa
nies. And if the United States Gov
ernment should disarm them South
Carolina will reinstate them and re
arm them, irrespective of cost, for
we are compelled to have companies
in those sections of our State, and I
am surprised at the Adjutant General
endeavoring to disarm companies in
this section, even if they had been
greatly deficient, instead of very lit
"Another thing: It has been said,
that If the United States Government
muster these companies out what a
brent hardship it would be to throw
these old companies out of service;
yet the Adjutant General is asking me
to muster out the Bichland Volunteers,
of Columbia, and the Irish Volunteers
of Charleston?the very oldest of these
companies: The Rlchland Volunteers
will celebrate its one hundredth an
niversary on August 1. Now, if it is
such a hardship for the United States)
Government to muster out these old
companies why Is it that the Adjutant
General is asking me to muster them
out? The man who wrote that edito
rlval evidently wrote behind a bottle
of c orn whiskey or through ignorance.
Cole L. Please."
OFFICERS UPHOLD BLEASE.
Commanding Officers of Three South
Carolina Regiments Say that the
Governor Did Right.
Columbia, June 2S.?Following a
conference held here this morning
between Gen. Willie Jones and the
commanding officers of the three South
Carolina regiments, relative to the
situation created as a result of the
war department withdrawing all sup
port from the State militia, the officers
issued a statement addressed to Gov
ernor Please, in which they take sides
with the Governor in the controversey.
The officers held a conference with
Governor Please this afternoon, and
following the meeting it was announc
ed that Gen Jones and Col Julius K.
Cogswell would go to Washington in
regard to the military situation. Gov
ernor Please at the request of the of
ficers mailed copies of their communi
cation to the South Carolina Con
gressmen In Washington.
CONDUCTING GOSPEL SERVICES.
Evangelist A, II. Brers Delivering In?
foresting Lectures in hi> Tent On
Evangelist a. H. Evcrs. who has
erected a large ond comfortable tent,
on the corner of Irby Avenue and
Far! Streets began a series of servi
ces Sunday night, delivering a very
Inten -ting lecture on "The Voice of
the Metal Man" or the "Great Empire
of the Bible." The eVnngollist took
the Second Chapter of the Hook of
Daniel, pointing out that God outlined
the full history of this world from the
days of Nobudohadnezzar, King of
Babylon, down to tho present time.
The services will be continued at
the gospel tent for some time. Evan
gelist Evers delivering lectures each
evening beginning at 8 o'clock. A
feature of the service is the song and
prayer service Which preceeds each
lecture. The public Is cordially in
vited. HIS subject tonight will bo
Christ's Great Prophecy.
Putting on Big Sale.
Minter Company, the dry goods and
clothing dealers, are to begin their
annual summer sale next week, be
ginning Thursday, the 10th. They
are making big preparations for this
event and ore getting busier every day
marking down the goods. The an
nual event will doubtless attract 0
large number of customers from all
over the county.
PARCELS POST LOBBY.
New "Breed" of Lobbysts Show their
Heads at Washington.
Washington, June 24.?So silently
and lnsldously that the great nubile
Is as yet almost unaware of its pres
ence, a new trust is extending its ton
aoles out over the country, it is the
mail order trust. Already Its strang
ling grip Is tightening about the mil
lion small town and country merch
ants who are the backbone of nation
The mail order trust has captilized
?women and child labor. It has capi
talized prison labor. It has capital
ized misfortune. It has capitalized
vice. It ha3 turned all these things
Into dollars?dollars which should
have found their way into the tills
of the country merchant, instead of
(lowing into the trust's Wall street
Ono mail order house recently in
creased its capital stock from $500,
000 to $40,000,000. A new $10,000,
000 merger of mall order houses has
been formed. Wall street financiers,
including the Morgan banking linn,
has had charge of both these finan
cial operations. Still another mail
order house, with 63 acres of lloor
space, made a neat profit of $17,000,
000 last year.
It is evident that the greedy eyes
of the great mail order financiers
are turned upon the entire retail
business of thr United States outside
of the great cities. It Is also plain!
that a gigantic trust is rapidly
forming. The small retail merchant1
is facing ruin. That the grip of*
the octopus is already being felt
is shown by the population statis
tics. Nearly 7,000 small towns lost
population in the census of 1010.
li Is declared that something must
be done by immediate legislation, or
the parcel post will not be the com
plete blessing it ought to be. It is
asserted the solution of the problem
will be In the form of a heavy lax
on mall order buianess. This te-x
would, it Is contended .tend to stop'
the expansion of the mail business,I
and to reduce Its present formidable j
size. The money thus collected
would be spent for road building orj
other local Improvements in the dis
tricts which contributed to the mail
The small retail merchant Is the
prop of distributed prosperity, and
the growth of the mail order trust
serves no common good. Here is a
principle which works out: "If you
spend your money wliere you get it,
you will be nble to get it where
y ou spend It."
Through a systematic advertising
campaign, the mail order capitalists
have sought to poison the public mind
against the small merchant. The peo
ple have been told that there are too
many merchants, and that their re
tail methods are wasteful and costly.
But I would point out the other side
of the question.
The Chicago vice Investigation
showed that ?O.OOO women employees
of mall order houses are existing on
starvation wages, many of them being
driven by poverty to lives of shame.
The mail order houses are the great
distributors of prison-made gods.
They are the exploiters of misfortune,
buying much of?their goods at bank
But who takes an interest in local
affairs and has a hand In the up-j
building of communities? Whose
goods are assessed for taxes to
pay for local improvement? Who,
when the crops have failed or the
strike is on, and there is no cash to
send away, extends the credit which
enables the community to live? The
local merchant and not the Wall
street owned mail order house.
As a eongers.sman says:
"We want cheapness, a lower cost
of living: that Is what we are all
working for. But we do not want it
at the expense of the women wage
slaves of Chicago and of the million
llttlo merchants of this country."
SURE OF IT
The Country Deacon?There mutt
have b*>en a stranger In church this
Tho Parson?Did you see him?
The Country Deacon?No; but I
found a five-dollar note In the colleo?
8 fl 888888888888888888
Eden, June 30.?Mrs. Fate Crisp of
Enoreo spent the latter part of the
week with Mr. C. V. Hipp and family.
.Miss Kathleen Sulli'van or Laurens
visited her grandmother, Mrs. L. R.
Brooks last week.
Mr. and M. W. Cray attended the
Union meeting at Princeton Saturday.
Dr. J, W. Beason and wife were in
Greenville T.uesda y.
Booth Cray spent Saturday night
with Qrady Babb.
Mrs. C. V. Hipp and Mrs. Emma
Reeves attended the Woman's Mis
sionary mooting at Laurens Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Mahaffey spent
Friday with Mr. M. W. Gray and fami
Misses Mary Bell and Sarah Babb,
of Laurens visited Mrs. L. R. Brooks
Mr. Solomon Mahaffey has returned
home after a pleasant visit with his
brother Mr. Shaw Mahaffey of Ander
1 full size umbrella for 26 cents at
.1. C. Burns & Co.
LAST COTTON CROP
SECOND ON RECORD.
( Continued from page 1.)
cent more than the estimate for 1911.
notwithstanding the fact that the
quanitlty of line cotton was 12.7 per
Cent less While the crop of 1911 was
the largest ever produced, and that
of 1912 second in size, the' crop of
191? was the most valuable.
The estimated value of the cotton
crops Of the live-year period ending
with 1912 is $4,230,970,000, while cor
responding with 1S99 was $l,r>29..100,
000. During the last flvc years the
price of upland lint cotton has aver
aged about 11.7 cents per pound, or
nearly $(50 per bale.
The crop of 1912 graded "middling
to strict middling." The average
price of upland cotton, which has
been computed from the New Orleans
market reports, has ranged from S.20
cents in 1002 to 14.69 In 1010. For
tbocrop of 1012 it was 12.03 cents,
which is 2.32 cents more than the av
erage or 1011 and 2.64 cents less than
Leaves for Mulllns.
Mr. ('ail D. Roper, who has been
with the Bed Iron Backet for sever
al years, will leave in a few days for
Mulllns, where he lias accepted a po
sition with the firm of Clardy & Basor.
Mr. Roper makes the second Laurens
boy to accept a position with this
firm, Mr. T. R. Simpson having left
a few days ago to be with them . Mr.
Simpson is now in the North assisting
in the purchase of goods ifor the
company. They have hundreds of
friends over the county who regret
to see them leave but wish for them
much successs in their new field.
cow half -V > r
, fresh in./iilk.
>ns, S. ( .,Mt. P.
rer at 150 Hampton strcet.V'- Hamel.
L;? rens, S. C. 49-1 t-Pd.
?Grinding Days This week and,next
I will grind on Friday and Saturday,
iii inning on the 16th I v/H/grind
every day both wheat andvprn.
Rear of Red Iron Hacket. B. B.
Martin Laurens, S. C. 19-2t.
For Sale One milk
shire and half Jersey
W. N. Austin, Lauren
For Kent My house on
Avenue. May be bad at oner. J Also
the five acres of ..iiid with i\ If de
: Irod. B. P. Mitchell, R. F. D\No. 5,
Laurens. S. C. 40-1L
Wanted -One 15 lallon barrel or
swinging churn, In good condition] and
J. Wade Anderson, Lairons,
S. ('. 48-St-pd
For Sale?Cow Peas bought and
Cure Georgia Cane Syrup, gal
lon cans, :..i cents. W. H, Davis.vAu
gusta, Ga. 4$-it
Lookout Mountain Irish Potatoes for
July planting. Price $1.60 per bu. Jfne
delivery. .*l.7."> for July. Writejfor
prices for 10 bushels or more. \% P,
Harris, Owings, S. C. 47-5t-pd
Pens, Pens Peas?For sale, pnlce
and sample sent on application.
Hattaway & Co., Spartanburg, SV c.
Jno. W. Ferguson C, C. Feathoretone
W. B. Knight
FERO?SON, PEATHBRSTONE & KNKUfT
Attorneys at Law
Prompt and carsfu! attention giro*
Office Over Palmetto Bonk.
Shafting. Pulley*. Belt*. Repairs and
Files, Tooth, Locks, Etc.
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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
South Carolina's Oldest College
129th year begins September 26th
Entrance examinations at all the
county-scats on Friday, July 11th, at
9 a. m.
Full four year courses lead to the
B. A. and P. S. degrees.
A free tuition scholarship is assign
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Spacious buildings and athletic
grounds, well equipped laboratories,
unexcelled library facilities, and the
finest Musenur'of Natural History in
the South. <S
Expenses reasonable. For terms
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POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
rivcs instant relief and an absoluta cure
in all cases of Asthma, Bronchitis, and
Hay Fevor. Sold by druggists; mail on
receipt o? price $i.oo.
Trlnl Package by mall 1a rents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Prop... Cleveland. Oliio
? LAURENS DRUG CO.
I.Hiircns, S. Cj
DH. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 8G; Residence 219.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous sys
tem ana caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladder7 Have you pains In
loii s. side. back and'bladder? Have you
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der the eyfs' A frequent desire to pass
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cure you?Druggist, Price OOo.
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Laurens. S. C.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South 'Carolina,
county of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
number of the qualified electors and
free-holders residing in Cross Hill
school district No. :?. Laurens county,
South Carolina, asking for an election
upon the question of voting 2 mill tax
upon the property in said school dis
trict to be use! for school purposes,
have beeen filed with tho county board
of education, an election is hereby
ordered upon ffald question, said elec
tion to be howl on the 12 day of July
1913, at Tho School House in said
Only suclf electors rs return real or
personal hiroporty Tor taxation and
who oxhilnt thoir tax receipts and reg
istration certificates ns required in the
general election shall be allowed to
Those voring the 2 mill tax shall
vote a tott containing the word
"YES" written or printed thereon.
Those against the 2 mill tax shall vote
a ballot containing the word "NO"
written or printed ereon. Polls shall
open at the hour ,f 8 o'clock In the
forenoon and shall remain open until
the hour of I o'clock in the afternoon
when they shall bo closed, and the
The trustees shall report the result
Of the election to the countv auditor
and county superintendent of educa
tion within ton days thereafter.
Goo. I.. Pitts
19-2t. Py order of County Board.
ft Certain Quick RelieMor
Indigestion or Up-Set Stomachs
Why suff?r the tortures of I ndU-op
tion. Sour Stomach, Gas, Belehlnn ot
other stomach up-sets? There is a
cttaln quick relief and perm an M
ie3'dy for these disorders?Brown's
Digestif tablets will plve relief al
mo*t instantly One dose makes your
stomach fr>o| fine It stops fermenia
tlon, prevents distress, digests all the
(OOd and rcptoies your tired w?>*n-o?ii
?rornsch to ? healthful condition Di
gestif It perfectly harmless?even a
httlo child ran take It without fear of
bad after effects Don't wait until yon
have another attack of indigestion, but
get n pneknge today. Try It after
eating, and Just roe (or vourRolf how It
helps your stomach. We are so con
fident that Pluostit Is a perfect rem
edy for stomach up-acts that wo
?nnrantec It to plenne you In every
?vav?eel * pnekage nnrt if you don't
ii'? it we will give vour money back.
Laurens Drug Co.. Laurens, S. C.