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BRILLIANT SOCIETY EVENT.
Miss Mary Boyd, Bride Elect, Honorec
at Beautiful Entertainment.
The social event of the spring season
was tho reception given by Mrs. Will
iam L. Boyd, Friday afternoon, in
honor of her daughter, Miss Mary Boyd,
who will become the bride at 12:30 to
day of Mr. Samuel B. Talley, of Tryon,
All of tho social world of Laurens
called at tho Boyd residence between
tho hours of 4 and 6 o'clock, and were
delightfully and beautifully entertained.
The guests were met on entering by
pretty little Miss Elizabeth Young, in
the reception hall by Misses Elizabeth
Todd and Lila Hart, and ushered into
the drawing-room by Mesdames J. O.
C. Fleming and J. .D. Watts.
In the receiving line in the drawing
room, where nasturtiums bloomed and
crimson tapers shed a soft, rich glow,
were Mrs. William L. Boyd, the hos
tess, Miss Willou Boyd, Miss Mary
Boyd, Mrs. Frank Ferguson, of Green
ville and Miss Laura Lumpkin, of
Charlotte. The ladies receiving were
all handsomely gowned, but Miss Mary
Boyd was unusually charming in a hand
embroidered dress of Japan silk, ad
mirably suited to her youth and beauty.
The decorative scheme was different
in each of the various rooms thrown
open to the guests, in the parlor, as has
been said, crimson predominating; in
the hall, green, ivy, ferns and palms
being used most effectively, the only
flowers being some very handsome calla
lillies. Tho coffee room and dining
room were in white and green, the
table being covered with a beautiful
lace piece and lighted with handsome
old cut glass candelabra.
After greeting the hostess and those
receiving in the parlor, the guests were
shown into the dining-room, where
Misses Agnes Adams, Mary Todd, and
Mrs. S. F. Young served Neapolitan
cream in green and white, fruit cake,
white cake, green and white mints and
In the coffee room, adjoining the
dining-room, Mrs. Edwin Philpot pre
sided and served delicious coffee, as
sisted by Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. C. M.
Among the guests were Mrs. J. W.
Todd, Miss Todd, Mesdames J. D. Pitts,
L. D. Pitts, D. H. Counts, E. H.
Wilkes, Robert Adams, Edwin Philpot,
T. F Simpson, M. L. Copeiand, P. A.
Simpson, Legare Blackwell, Dial Gray,
J. D. Watts, J. A. Copeiand, C. M.
Clarke, Garrett, Misses Pauline
Anderson, Bessie Roland, Mame Fergu
son, Mesdames W. D. Ferguson, N. M.
Salley, C. L. Owings, C. C. Feather
stone, C. L. Fuller, C. M. Miller, II.
Y. Simpson, J. A. Barksdale, J. F.
Burton, J. J. Adams, D. A. Davis, J.
H. Davis, J. H. Sullivan, J. C. Clarke,
R. E. Hughes, Jack Parks, G. F.
Young, Clardy, W. IL Washington,
E. P. Minter. W. P. Caine, R. F. Jones,
W. H. Anderson, J. H. Teague, W. W.
Dodson, McCuen, W. E. Meng, W.
C. Irby, J. E. Clary, J. H. Boyd, C. E.
Cray, John Garlington, Misses Leila
Wilkes, Rosalie Burton, Josephine
Minter, Jennie Sullivan, Lila Hart.
Sara Dorroh, Nannie Dorroh, Mary B.
Holmes, Irene Ray, Lil Harris, Emmie
Meng, Mary Simpson, Annie Gilkerson,
Willie Jones, Ciardy, Little, Tal
lulah Caine, Mary Bowen, Catherine
Jones, Lillier Stevens, Helen Goggans,
Nannie Kate Hudgens.
Honor Roll Sandy Springs School.
The following shows the honor roll
for Sandy Springs school for month be
ginning March 6th and ending April
Tenth Grade.?Lillie Peterson.
Ninth Grade.? Mary Dillard, Aman
da Glenn, Lydie Peterson.
Eighth Grade.?Jessie Dillard.
Seventh Grade.- Irene Dillard, Mat
tic Belle Peterson, Grace Poole.
Fourth Grade.?Annie; Mae Donnon,
Janie Donnon, Fannie Poole.
First Grade.?Talulla Little, Mary
City Schools Close May 25.
Tho present session of the City
Schools will come to a close Friday,
May 25th. The graduating class is a
little larger this year than in several
years and the school has had one of its
best years in the history of the graded
system. Supt. Salley and his efficient
corps of assistants are doing good work.
This can also be said of Thomas San
ders, who has been principal of the col
ored school for ten years, and his as
WITH THE PRINCETON PEOPLE.
Sunday School Rally?Senator McGowan
Princeton, April 10. On Friday night
Sunday School rally exercises will be
given at the Baptist church by tho chil
dren of the Sunday School, under the
management and direction of Mrs. Mary
The closing exercises of the Princeton
High school will take place in a few
weeks. The present session is being
taught by Miss 'Eagle of North Caro
Prof. Burdett's school just across the
line in Greenville, closes Friday. On
Saturday a picnic will be given and ad
dresses delivered by well known speak
ers, among these being Hon. F. P. Mc
Gowan of Laurons.
Miss Mamie McCuen and Mr. Robert
Arnold Jr., were married last Wednes
day night at the home of the bride, the
ceremony being performed by the Rev.
M. McGhee of Honca Path.
Princeton may have a candidate in
the field this year for the Legislature.
City Clerk's Annual Report.
The report of the city clerk of Laur
ens, which is published in this issue
evidences his continued especial dili
The tax on real and personal property
collected for this year is about $3,000.00
in excess of last year, while the levy
was only increased 10 mills.
The special tax is increased about $2,
000.00. The dog tax is increased more
than $100., and tho recipts from street
tax is almost doubled.
Fines from the criminal Docket ex
ceeded those of last year more than
$1000.00. Also the profits from the
dispensary was nearly $2,000,00 greater
then last year.
NEW COUNTY PETITION FILED.
Being Defective Commissioners of Elcc*
tion Cannot be Named Yet.
Messrs. A. S. Peden and J. E. Dc
bard of Fountian Inn on April 4th, tiled
with Governor Heyward the petition
for the creation of the new county of
"Fairview." This proposed territory
will include parts of Greenville and
Laurens and a little of Spartanburg.
Saluda river will be the southern
boundary and Enoree river the north
ern boundary if the election is carried
in behalf of the new county. The north
and northwestern boundary will be a
line running parallel to the line between
Greenville and Laurens counties, near
the town of Simpsonville. Some of the
best territory of the state would be
embodied in this parallelogram.
The petition for election is signed by
the required number of property holders
in each of the parts of the old counties
From Greenville it is proposed to take
220 square miles;form Laurens 159 square
miles, and from Spartanburg 24 3-4,
making a total of 403 3-4 square mills.
There would bo 23,742 Inhabitants in
this territory and $2,314,121? worth of
properly. The only railroad property
would be Charleston & Western Caro
lina extension to Greenville.
The petition declares that all con
stitutional requirments have been met,
but it is not stated in the way of an
affidavit. Governor Heyward stated to
Messrs. Peden and Dcbard that he could
not name the commissioners of election
until all of these facts as to population
and taxes should be submitted in affida
vits from the auditors of the re
ISLE OF PALMS SELECTED.
State Press Association Will Meet at
This Popular Resort in June.
Newberry, April 5. ? At the meeting
here to-night of the executive commit
tee of the State Press association it
was decided to hold the annual meeting
for 1906 at the Isle of Palms some time
in June, the exact date to be fixed by
There were present at the meeting
tonight President E. H. Aull of New
berry, Vice President William Hanks of
Columbia, Secretary C. C. L?ngsten of
Anderson, Treasurer August Kohn of
Columbia, and Messrs. C. M. Galloway
of Columbia, W. W. Ball of Charleston
and E. H. DeCamp of Gaffnoy. The
committee was called to select a place
of meeting, as the White Stone hotel,
which had been selected, was destroyed
by fire several weeks ago. The claims
of Anderson wore presented by Secre
tary Langston and there were invita
tions from other cities but the Isle of
Palms was selected by a practically un
animous vote. The Isle of Palms was
the chief competitor of White Stone
when the selection was made ?t the
last annual meeting. It is likely that a
trip to New York by boat will be taken
after the meeting at the island.
The committee was entertained at a
supper to-night by the Palmetto club.
South Atlantic States Musical Festival.
Spartanburg, S. C, April 25, 27, 190G.
Round trip rate via Charleston & West
ern Carolina railway, one first class
fare 25 cents, tickets on sale April 'J-',
24, 25, 20, 27, with final return limit
April 28, 1900 For the conveninco of
those desiring to return to their homes
after the evening performance, train
No. 14 for Laurens and intermediate sta
tions will be held at Spartanburg on
April 25, 20 and 27 until 11.80 p. in.
New Steel Bridge.
The work of rebuilding the bridge
over Little river, on East Main street,
was begun this week. A modern steel
structure is to take the place of the old
wooden bridge. Much of the material
has been placed on the ground and the
work will proceed rapidly.
A Good Day Coining.
There will be an infarmal Education
al Rally at Rabun Creek Baptist Church
on Friday May 4th.
Dr. Edwin M. Poteat, president of
Furman University and Mr. 0. B. Mar
tin, state superintendent of education,
will be the speakers of the occasion.
The public is cordially invited; come and
bring full baskets and let us have a
profitable and pleasant day.
E. C. Watson, Pastor.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
A case of yellow fever was reported
at Kenner, La. Saturday.
A young white man named B. A.
Dennis was run over and killed by a
trolley car in Columbia on Saturday.
The fifty-eighth annual meeting of
the South Carolina Medical Association
will convene in Columbia, April 18th.
Alex oniin.m colored was sentenced
at Chester on Friday to 10-years in the
penitentiary for stealing a church com
In their first game of the season
Clemson was defeated by Furman Sat
urday at Clemson college, the scores be
ing 7 to 6 in favor of the Baptists.
The State Sunday School Convention
is being held in the Presbyterian
Church at Pelzer, the session having
The tenth annual convention of the
Baptist Young People's Union was
held in Spartanburg last week, coming
to a close Thursday night. The next
session will be held in Columbia next
Sixty thousand dollars is to be spent
in improving and enlarging Clemson
College. A resolution making the ap
propriation was adopted at a special
meeting of the Board of Trustees held
at the college Monday.
Three hundred sports attended a big
cocking main in Union county la:<t Fri
day. There were 12 fights, Union birds
winning 7 out of the 12 matches. Sixty
cocks were put up and from these 12
pairs were matched. It is said that $500
were wagered on the main.
Junius II. Evans, a prominent law
yer of Marion, died in Charleston
Thursday as the result of Injuries sus
tained five weeks af?o by falling from a
second story window. He was 55 years
old and was the first magistrate to be
commissioned by Governor Wade Hamp
ton. Mr. Evans was a brother of Prof.
Frank Evans, formerly of Laurens,
now superintendent of the Spartanburg
FINE FIELD OF OATS.
Mrs. Hipp Entertains?Supt. Nash Visits
Mountville, April 10.? Superintendent
of Education K. W. Nash visited schools
in this section of the county last week.
On Thursday he reviewed the work in
several schools below Cross Hill, reach
ing here Thursday. He spent the night
with Mr. W. P. Culbertson and on Fri
dsy visited Mountville and Rock schools,
returning to Laurens Friday afternoon.
Mr. Nash made a very pleasant and in
teresting talk to the pupils of Mount
ville Friday morning at the opening ex
ercises. Wo are always glad to have
our County Superintendent visit our
school and encourage the work of edu
Mrs. Gonio Hipp, instructor in music
in the Mountville school, gave her pu
pils and other young friends a very
pleasant entertainment at her home
Friday night. The young folks present
enjoyed themselves very much.
Mr. John Atchison of Belfast spent
awhile with his sister, Mrs. Eva Hill,
and family this week. Mr. Atchison is
always welcome and feels himself at
home among his Mountville friends.
Mr. William Worts has the finest field
of oats we have scon anywhere. The
field contains 25 or 30 acres and the
grain was sown with drills, two rows of
oats to each cotton middle. Of course
some fertilizerwas put in with the grain
hut. it has had no work except a light,
harrowing. During the recent few fair
days it is making a splendid showing.
Mr. W. S. SVow of Maddens was
here one day last week visiting his kins
man, Mr. A. M. Nelson, and purchas
ing from him some sweet potatoes.
Mr. W. C. Hipp recently made his
wife a present of a new piano. Mrs.
Emma Fuller has also purchased one
for her daughters.
A Laurens Man's "Impressions."
Editor of The advertiser : If
you will allow me a little space in your
paper 1 will give some account of my
recent trip from Laurens to Cuba.
I enjoyed my trip very well in
some respects and not so well in others.
We made the journey in about four
days to Cristo, Cuba, a pretty quick
run for that distance.
We had a very rough sea from Key
West to Havana. We came in view of
Havana about daylight. Being very
anxious to see the city from the boat, I
tried to get op and dress but failed for
a time, the boat rocking so. I tell you
there was an impression made on me that
I will never forget. It was not so much
on my mind as on the back of my head,
when i fell across tho state room and
struck on the other side. Of course I
soon changed my position. It's just like
running over corn rows on a very large
sculo. U seemed that the boat swung
from twenty to thirty feet. When wo
gol into tho harbor everything was
calm. i met my man from the Thrower
h itel, and as he spoke English I was
glnd to see him. Engaging a cab, wc
i usi cd through many narrow and
croi ked streets until we came to Prado,
a beautiful avenue. Arrived at the
hotel for breakfast and enjoyed the
tim for a few hours heller than the
night before. 1). f. Balentine.
Cristo, Cuba, April 7.
On recommendation of the pardon
b ard <:<>v. Heyward has pardoned L.C.
Burns of Sparlanburg who killed J. (!.
Clil.son, at Pacolot.
MONTGOMERY TO BE PRESIDENT.
This Is Said to be (he Understanding in
Spartanburg, April 9. W. S. Mont
gomery, president of the Spartan Mills,
it is generally understood, will be elect
ed president of the Laurens Cotton Mills
immediately after the stock of W. E.
Lucas and his assosciates is transferred
to Seth Milliken, of Now York. Tho
transfer will bo made on Thursday at a
meeting of the interested parties at
When the Millikcns sought to gain
control of the Laurens Mills more than
a year ago, Mr. Milliken had planned to
make Mr. Montgomery president, and
those in close touch with Mr. Milliken
declare that he has not changed his
plans in the least, and will proceed to
carry out his arrangemeuts as soon as
the Laurens Cotton Mill passes into his
control.- News and Courier.
Misses Bessie and Lucy Goggans of
Greenville visited relatives in Laurens
from Friday until Monday.
Mr. Sam S. Jones has resigned Iiis
position as superintendent of the Over
all Factory and returned to Savannah,
where be proposes to organize a com
pany for the purpose of building a
Mr. W. B. Bramlctt, who recently
remodelled his shops on Laurens street,
has installed a gasoline engine and a
complete outfit of new machinery in
the machine department, while the
wood and other departments have been
County Superintendent, of Education
Nash will soon complete his visits to
the schools in the county. During the
past week he visited Old Mountville
school, taught by Miss May Madden;
Long View, Mr. L. E. Reeder; Gog
gans school, Miss Bessie Workman;
McGowan school, Miss Maggie Coats;
Mountville, Prof. W. P. Culbertson, as
sistants, Miss Frankie Culbertson and
Mrs. Virginia Crisp.
Gray Court Gleanings.
Gray Court, April 10. Miss Lilllo
Owings of Greenville is in charge of the
millinery department at Messrs. J. B.
& A. M. Owings, a department recent
ly added to their business here. Miss
Owings is a most attractive young wo
man and is very popular in this section.
Dr. Chas. E. Rogers has located here
for the practice of his profession. Dr.
Rogers has a line reputation and is well
equipped in every way.
Mr. J. N. Leak, the well known real
estate dealer, who has recently become
a resident of this place, has his office
very nicely fitted up now and is evi
dently better prepared for the prosecu
tion of his business than ever before.
The Job Completed.
The work of putting in a complete
sewerage system for this city has been
completed l?y Mr. C. M. Burkhalter of
Birmingham, Ala. The system includes
about eight miles and the total cost of
installing it will be about $:?<>,000.
Greenwood, S. C, April- 18 and 20.
Round trip rate via Charleston & West
ern Carolina railway, one first class
fare plus 25 cents, tickets on sale April
18, ii> and 20, with final return limit
April 21, 190G.
Ulis Small Space
Contains no condensed h<>t_ air, but holds only a few
plain solid facts.
( lue lot India Linon in five grades, 10 cents to 25
cents. Quality and price considered these are much
below present market value.
W hite Persian Lawn, 41 inches wide, at 15 cents.
Also, While French Lawn, width 46 inches, same juice as
above?15 cents the yard. These are destined quick sell
Faillctle, this cloth is beyond all cavil the best imi
jS tation of genuine silk known to the trade, width 31 inches,
p price 25 cents. Colors: black, blue, pink, green and white.
Choice designs in figured Lawns and Mulls.
Do you need a silk for hard service at moderate
cost? Try our new yard-wide Black Taffeta, $1.00 the
0. Wilson & Co.
Davis, Roper & Co.
The'; wi'l be a special Demonstration of
Vegetable Shortening in our Store all dur
ing next week, beginning next Monday,
April 16th. Delicious Cakes and Pastries
served free. The ladies and gentlemen of
the city a lid county are cordially invited.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Our Easter Footwear wins admiration at every hand.. The
new styles are attracting* attention of all good dressers.
Better Shoes were never shown any where. Everybody
will nant new shoes for Easter. You can surely find
a pair here just to your taste.
We've the new Spring styles of narrow and medium toes, swing
or straight fasts, choice leathers, Lace, Button or Bluchers,
Swell Shoes every pair of them,
, 4.00 to $5.00.
We've a host of dainty creations. Boots in extreme or conserv
ative styles, high or medium heels, selected leathers, Ox
fords, Ribbon Ties, Slippers, White Foot Wear, etc.
$2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50.
We've high and low cut footwear in every style that's good.
Big boy or girl or little tots can be fitted correctly. We under
stand fitting children. $l.oo, $1.25 to $1.50.
You'll not be ashamed of your feet on Easter Sunday if we
dress them. Come here for the new ideas.
Customers' Shoes Shined Free.
The One-Price Store.
FOR HEN, YOUNG MEN AND BOYS
If you haven't bought your Spring Clothing to weai
Ivaster .Sunday, do so at once, and avoid the rush and bus
tle of late buyers; besides, the gathering is now at its
and you will have first choice of the new styles and fal
If you w ant a Spring Suit at moderate cost that's absolutely
correct in stylo, superbly tailored and that will Iii as if
made-to-measure, come here and see our magnificent col
Spring Sack Suits for Men
and Young Men
in every extreme and conservative style in all the popular
black fabrics?tbibels, undressed worsteds?as well as in
the fashionable gray worsteds, fancy cheviots and twecds.
ytk??r n^v?- *
Von will find in every garment all the nc
High-Class Custom-Tailoring at $10 to $20.
Smart Haberdashery for Easter.
Handsome Cravats?rich, 35c to 50c.
All the new style Derby and .Soft Hals, at $1.50 to
Straw Hals, 25c to #5.00.
Suits for Boys.
We are showing sonic exceptionally big
variety of fashionable designs in sizes 6 to \6 years, you
will do well to see if you wish to dress your boys smartly
at little cost; made of tested fabrics in handsome patterns,
skillfully tailored to retain their shape, lit perfectly and to
$2.50 to $5.00.
Smart Styles in Shoes and
Fl?rsheim Shoes and Oxfords, >->' o.
Crawford Shoes and Oxfords, $3.50 t<> $4.00.
James Means Shoes and Oxfords, $3.00.
The Ultra?"Pit for a Queen"?J3.00 to $3.50.
Meet Me at Minters
We want you to become acquainted with
this department. You will be surprised to
find what a great display of Specials we are
Good-size Bath Towels, worth 15c?Bargain Basement
I 1 ice 11 ic each.
I''ancy Curtain Swiss?Bargain Basement price 10c each.
Calico Bargain Basement price 3^c the yard.
karge Palmetto Hats?Bargain Basement price loceach.
Boys1 Palmetto Hats?Bargain Basement price 5c each.
Special value in Men's Pants?Bargain Basement price
$1.49. Children's Hose?Bargain Basement price 8c per
pair. Pillow Slips?Bargain Basement price roc each,
keady-madc Sheets?Bargain Basement price 49c and 69c.
Ladies' Summer Vests?bargain Basement price 8c.
Men's Shirts, 50c values?Bargain Basement juice 39c.
I .a. c Curtains?Bargain Basement price 75c a pair. Fancy
ricinus?Bargain Basement price 10c each. Counter
panes?-Bargain Basement price 89c, 98c and $1.49. Boys'
Suspenders Bargain Basement price 8c. Good-width Sea
Island?Bargain Basement price 5c the yard.
E. lyllNTE^ & BIRO.
Laurens, South Carolina.