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A REMARKABLE GATHERING.
Pres and Banner.
Its like will not soon happen ugain,
we think. On Saturday there gathered
at the home of Chief Justice Gary
iurtje class-mates, au weix over
)f yef.rs of age. They were, Mrs. M. C. >
O.ary, mother of the Chief Justice, J
Mrs. A,Jco Henderson, of Corcn :ca.
and Mrs. Jane Gary, cf Kinards. Mrs.:
M. C. Gary is 83, and the other two J
ladies are 84. i
Nearly three quarters of a century
ago they were classmates at Limestone
College. Mrs. M. C. Gary was
Miss Caroline Tompkns soon after- j
county; Mrs. Jane Gary was Miss'
Jane Craigf, of the same county; and}
Mrs. Henderson was Miss AlLe 'Sims, ]
Iof Union county. They were girls then
and like girls, they talked of tneir
sweethearts and .of their plans for
the future. They graduated in 1851,
(and went to their respective home.{
|^iss Caroline Tompkins son aiterwards
became the v/ife of Dr. F. F.
fcary of Abu2ville, and she lias lived
Din this county since her marriage.
Miss Jane Craig became the wife of
Mr. Dorsey L. Gary, of Kinard3, a |
first cousin of Dr. Gary. She made :
h^r homp in that vicinity since her j
I marriage. Miss Alice Sims became J
f the wife of Mr. W. T. Henderson, of
f iCoronaca, and lived too in Abbeville
county.
The classmates had not seen each
other for many years though they
lived so near to each other. They
L dislike to travel on the trains, so Mrs.
Jane Gary invested in a Maxwell
I touring car, went by Coronaca for
(Mrs. Henderson and the two cane onj
to Abbeville to spend the day with;
the other girlhcod friend. They talked
not so much, of the future as they
did in the years gone by. They talked
more of the days in the long ago,
tnd of the accomplishments of the
past. They looked hopefully to the
future, not for themselves but for
those who are to come after them.
Many years await them here yet we
hoiift and believe, but whether the
years be long or short, it ^*as a pleasBttre
to see the "girls" of the forties
I together again, and to read in their
faces the story of well spent lives.
I devoted not to themselves but to their
homes and to the community.
On -Sabbath Mrs. Marshall spent
the day with the three classmates.
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She is 84 also. It was a remarkable
gatherng, and no school girls ever
enjoyed a day together more. Perhaps
no where else on this continent can
three classmatc be found of this
good old are.
Mrs. M. C. Gary was Miss Caroline
tsiacKDurn ana not miss lomyxmo.
E-d. H. and X.
FROST PREDICTED
FOR EARLY DATE
Dutch Weather Prophet Fixes Time
for First Freeze Middle of
October.
Killing frost for the section of the
State along the 34th paraiiei win occur
this year v/ith October 18 as the
central date, predicts W. P. Houseal,
the Dutch weather prophet in yesterdays
:State. Severe frost at this date,
he says will be the earliest within 12
years. Killing frost 12 years ago occurred
October 11, 1904, as the earliest
date for that year and all other years
since that time. Indications during
the periods of low temperatures ulso
make slight frost probable about October
7, he thinks.
"At least two snows of large proportione
are indcated for the section
south and east of the Blue Ridge," he
continues. "Winter temperatures will
be lower than last year; and more
frequent in occurrence.
"The probability of a West Indiastorm
along the South Alantic coast
has been dissipated by the prevalence
of the South Atlantic hurricane
of July 15. Observation of West India
hurricanes show that such disturbances
usually occur during a season
' J otAi*ni /"if thfi
in groups, a,liu tire uiov owilu. ? ?
group is seldom followed in the same
path, by a subsequent storm of 4he
same origin. The storm of July 15
absorbed all the resources on the
land upon which such storms maintain
their intensity and destructive
character. In this respect, therefore,
nothing ii\ atmospheric conditions
has remained upon which, a West
India disturbances am subsist and the
rceent disturbtmce which was reported
as having originated in the Caiibbean
seii w'as dissipated as soon as it entered
the interior of Florida."
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Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't j
The worst cases, no matter of how long: standing:,
are cared by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
^i4 end Heals at tb^ ?arn? time, 25*^ 50c. J1-0P
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WILSOX OPPOSED
TO MILITARISM
President Declares He Is in Favor of
Adequate Defense of the Country !
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Abominable.
| .New York, Sept. '12.?A letter from,
| President iVVSlson dec-luring that the'
' cnirit and nrinciDle of militarism was'
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abominable to him, was made public1
here today by "The Student Pacifist," i
an organization which is arranging an
anti-miiitarist demonstration on
September 30 in oppositon to the new j
state legislation requiring military j
training in public schools. The presi-!
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dent after declining an invitation to j
speak, wrote:
"There need be no misunderstanding
as to my opinion. I have again
and .again made it as plain as language
can make it. I am in favor of
adequate defense and no more. The
whole spirit and principle of militarism
is abominable to me, and I do
tiiinir thn.t anvthine has been done
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in the militaristic spirit. It has on
the contrary been conceived and carried
out with the single purpose of
rendering the country safe against
extortional dangers.
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Jacob S. Coxey, of Massillon, 0.,
j -who more than twenty years ago led
"Coxey's Army" of unemployed on a
long march to Washington, filed papers
"with the secretary of state as an
independent candidate for United
(States senator. In i894 he led 350
ragged, dirty, hungry, thirsty, weary
men down historic Pennsylvania avenue
amid the shouts and jeers of a
great multitude of Washington's citizens.
The marching men composed
the "Army of the Commonwealth of
| Christ." The march was the closc od
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the long tramp which 'Degan at >yiassillon,
0., five weeks before. It ended
at the steps of the capitol of the
United States in Washington. The
soldiers of the army carried staves for
weapons and all sorts of tilings for
banners. When they attempted as an
army to march into the capitol
grounds they v;ere clubbed back by
policemen. In 'May, 1914, he attempt
ed lanother march. He reached tne
capitol, but only with about nine
men.
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GRANT AND MARK TWAIN.
Vhen the Humorist Took the Stump
For the General.
The year 1S80 was a presidential one
Mark Twain was for General Garfield
and made a number of remarkable
I?i^. t'ovix" rirnnt
camo to Hertford durin? t!u* campaign,
and Mark Twain was chosen to make
the address of welcome. Perhaps no
such address of welcome was ever
made before. lie began:
"I am anions those deputed to we]
come you t<? the sincere and cordial
hospitalities of FT-?r:fo:-d. the city of
the historic and revered Charter Oak.
of which most of the town is built."
He seemed to be at a loss what to
say next. and. leaning over, pretended
to whisper to Grant. Then, as if he
had heen prompter] by ihe great soldier,
he straightened up and poured out a
fervid eulogy on Grant's victories, add
ing in an aside as he finished. 'I nearly
forgot that part of my speech.' to
the roaring delight of his hearers,
while Grant himself grimly smiled.
He then spoke of the general being
now out of public employment, of how
grateful to him his country was. and
how it stood ready to reward him "in
every conceivable?inexpensive way."
Grant had smiled more than once
during the speech, and when this sen4.^?.
r.A 4. o +- />Am.
ItlK't* tnilltr UUL ai Luc CIIV1 m.-? v\/aiposure
broke up altogether, while the
throng shouted approval. Clemens
made another speech that night at the
opera house?a speech long remembered
in Hartford as one of the great
efforts of his life.
A very warm friendship had grown
up between Mark Twain and General
Grant A rear earlier, on the famous
soldier's return from his trip around
the world, a great birthday banquet
had been driven him in Chicago at
which Mark Twain's speech had been
the event of the evening. The colonel
who long before had chased the young
pilot soldier through the Missouri bottoms
had become his conquering hero,
and Grant's admiration for America's
foremost humorist was most hearty.?
Albert Bijrelow Paine in St Nicholas.
A ?DIT? nC MHMPY
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The Use of the Term to Designate a
Small Coin Is Very Old,
There is more than one theory as to
the origin of the term "two bits" and
Its multiples of "four bits." etc.. as apnlipr?
fr> monpv
But according to a writer In the Nev?
York Sun the use of the word "bit" in
the sense of a small coin is very ancient
The "Colonial Records of Pennsylvania"
aver that at a council held
at Philadelphia "ye 24th of the 8th
month. 1683. under the presidency of
'Wm. Penn. Prop, and Gov.'"
The Govr. telleth Ch Pickering & Saml.
Buckley of their abuse to ye Go\*ermt in
Quoning of Spanish Bitts and Boston money
to the Great Damage and abuse to ye
Subjects thereof
They confess they have put out some of
fhpiso npw hitts
and in three other parts of the report
of said council, the wnrd "bitt" occurs
again.
But as a matter of fact for whole
generations before that time a ''bit" or
"hit-f" was as common a svnonvm for
a small coin in the slang of thieves in
England as were the variants "boung,"
"bung" and "pung" for a purse. In
1607 Thomas Decker uaid in his "Jests
to Make Merle:"
If they once knew wh*re the bung and
bit is?
And further back In 1592 Harman In
his "Defence of Coneycatching" said:
Some would venture ^11 the byte in their
bung at dice. ^
"What the real origin of the slangy
'bit" Is does not appear to be known,
but it seems plausible that It is nothing
more than the common every day "bit"
in the sense of something small.
Not So Easy as It Seemed.
Twelve persons decided to lunch together
every day and agreed not to sit
twice in the same order. One of the
number, a matnemauciaiL, surpnseu
his associates by informing them that
their decision meant that one and onetliird
million rears must elapse before
they would again be seated in the
original order. Two men can sit together
only in two different ways, three
in six ways, four in twenty-four, five
in 120, six in 720, seven in 5.0i0, eight
in 40,320, nine in 362,888, ten in 3,628.800,
eleven in 39,916,800 and twelve in
479,100,600.?Buc h fur Alle.
Cost of Discovering America.
The discovery of America cost a little
more than $7,000. at least so say
some documents that were found in the
archives of Genoa. These documents
give the value of Columbus' fleet as
$3,000. The great admiral was paid a
salary of $300 a year, the two captains
who accompanied him received a salary
of $200 each, and the members of
the crew were paid at the rate of $2.50
a month each.?American Boy.
Her First Day In Church.
The two trustees in the church took
ap the collection in the middle aisle,
then begun in front again and worked
the side aisles.
"i should think." whispered the small
girl to her father, "they would have
four waiters, one for each aisle."?
Newark News.
Courage.
What one needs to cultivate la a
tenacity of purpose that will not quail
nor turn aside, a courage that in emergencies
dares to separate from the
crowd, that never recognizes defeat
One Way to View It.
" 'Distance lends enchantment to the
view,' some poet says.",
"That's right. At any rate it's easier
to admire a girl when she's well off."?
Boston Transcript
THE LAUBEXS COUNTY CLOVEK
CLUB.
Spartanburg Herald.
The Herald commended) the other
morning the Laurens County Clover
club, pointing out the significance of
ir.c nv>v eaicni. ?e aiu ucl
to find Editor Clarence P^c, of The
Progresive Farmer, taking notice of
the achievement and endorsing it in
terms that should cause the men who
nave made it possible to feel that their
labors have already brought t'ur'r
county most valuable notce and
will commend them to tho agriculturalists
of the country, as having
done a great work .cr the cc,u&e and
for the county.
TLe Laurens Advertiser, the newspaper
that has festered the movement
from the beginning, contributing
greatly to its succccs, telis of ;Mr.
Poe's interest in the plan. The Advertiser
says:
" i ne editor of The Advertiser is in
i receipt of a letter frcm Clarence Poe,
j editor of The Progresive Farmer, in
which he says: 'Your Laurens County
Clover club is one of the most inter-,
esting things I have run against in
a long time. Uie ieier was prompcea
Ly a few clippings from The Advertiser
which we sent to the ciover club.
Mr. Poe thinks so much of the club
that he has requested Farm Demonstrator
Mot re to contribute a special
article cn it to The Prcgresive Fanner.
To Mr. Moore lie wrote: 'I think
the farmers ail over the South ought
to know about this club.' Laurens
county farmers are gong to get into
the limelight as a result of this clover
i aeitotion and i;e want to see them
make gocd. If they will follow the
Instructions given by the experts, we
believe they will. Doubtless they
would if they did not heed the farm
demonstrator, but we believe it will
be best for all to work in unison and
come out on top together."
Xext Tuesday.
"The Summer Girl," a fantastical
farce comedy, directed by Edwin
August, with Mollie King and Arthur
\sTiley in the leading roles, will be
the attraction coming at the Opera
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Intermedia
Excursion tickets will I
regular trains of Sept 5
New Orleans Limited, f
Special, No. 29. Excursi
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starting point by Midnigh
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To visit Atlanta theJMetr
Birmingham the Pitl
Seven days of Sight
For detailed informati<
from intermediate points,
W. E. McGEE,
Asst. G. P. A.
J Columbia. S. C'
House September 26. In this picture
.Miss Kink and Mr. Ashley appear rm
by far to the best advantage of their
miotion picture careers. The story
deals with a rich young girl who goes,
down South to spend the winter, plays
the role of a mischievous young country
girl, falls in love with an artist,
poor but honest.
As success crowns the efforts ot
the latter, he seeks Mary, his country
girl idol, only to find that she hail
gon^ to the city. From the laimdresc
where Mary stopped, tfle artist learna
her identity, and how she had ontwitted.
Succeeding in getting h?r
address, seeks her out, and after a
thrilling courtship, makes her his
wife.
The production was directed entirely
by Edwin, August, and the
beautiful spring and summer scene?,
amid the daisy patches and running
brooks were taken at Asheville, North
Carolina. The story was written by
L. V. Jefferson.
OUR >EXT COSGRESSHAX.
Greenville News.
The new congresman, Fred H. Dorainick,
of Newberry was very much im
evidence in Columbia, and was receiving
congratulations from all sides.
He is well-liked. The general opinio*
ie hrm one of the abteat
men on the Blease side, if net th^
ablest. Mr. Dominick took occasion, t*
say that he is very much concerned \
i over the question of states rights, ? pecially
with reference to the present
centralization of power tj the federal
government and the gradual encroachment
by it on the constitutional demain
of the several states. This is a
vital issue although little is heard
about it nowadays. John C. Oalhonm,
the greatest defender of State rights,
was a native of Abbeville, now in Mr..
Dominick's district, but formerly i*
the Edgefield district.
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Invigorating to tftc Pal? and
The Old Standard general strengtheidng totrie.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Maluia.enriche U^e blood .and builds np?ne*ystexa.
A true tonic For adalts *zd ch ldreo. 50a
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ion Fares from Principal
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_$3.50 1 $6.00
_ 3.25 5.75
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xcorsioo Fares from all
ite Points
be good goingjonly on all
57th, except New Yorkfo.
37 and Birmingham
ion tickets will be good
rains except New Yorko.
38, to reach original
it Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1916.
PPORTUNITY
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Seeing and Pleasure
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