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President Lucas and Board
-r MILLIKEN BOARD IN.
N. B. Dial of I.aureus Chosen President
W. S. Montgomery of Spartanburg
Treasurer and Manager.
Mr. W. W. Ball of the News and
Courier, who was in Laurens last Thurs
day for the meeting of the board of di
rectorsxof the Laurens Cotton Mills,
sent the following account of the meet
ing to his paper:
Laurens, April 12. ?Special: The in
cumbent, or Lucas, board of directors
of the Laurens Cotton Mills, held its
expiring meeting this afternoon its
six members present one by one resign
ing and fdling vacancies as they were
made at the dictation of the Milliken
firm of cotton mill agents, who, with
their allies, have bought a controlling
interest in the property.
The Milliken board at once met and
^elected N. B. Dial, of Laurens, presi
dent of the mill company, and Walter
S. Montgomery, of Spartanburg, presi
dent of the Spartan Mills, manager and
treasurer. The retirement of the Lu
cas board was pursuant to an agree
ment by which the Millikens purchased
500 shares of the stock of Lucas and his
The cause of this agreement on the
part of the Lucas board was stated bv
the retiring directors to be due solely to
the illness of Mr. Lucas, and they fur
ther stated in writing that they be
lieved that, barring his illness in the
present emergency, a change of admin
istration would be to the disadvantage
of the stockholders.
When the meeting of the old board
- began Messrs. C. C. Featherstone, Jos
eph E. Sirrine, of Greenville; W. M.
Bird and W. W. Ball, of Charleston;
J. D. M. Shaw, of Laurens, and Alex
Long, of Darlington, were present.
Mr. Featherstone presided.
The board first, unanimously and by
a rising vote, endorsed the administra
tion of W. E. Lucas and placed on rec
ord its unqualified belief that the "re
markable success" of the company was
to be attributed to the "industry, faith
fulness ability and character." A
statement, signed by the Milliken firm,
was then read, stating that the books
of the company had been examined by
an auditor, representing them, and that
they were found satisfactory, this state
ment releasing the retiring board and
Mr. Lucas of all responsibility in con
nection with the property.
A vacancy already existing on the
board, G. H. Milliken, of New York,
was elected to fill it. He entered. Mr.
Bird then arose and announced his re
signation. Mr. Milliken proposed Wal
ter S. Montgomery, of Spartanburg, to
succeed him, and he was elected and
ushered in. Then in turn the other
members resigned and the Milliken ad
ditional nominees as follows were elect
' ed: John B. Cleveland, II. A. Hatch of
the Milliken firm, Seth M. Milliken,
head of the Milliken firm, and N. B.
Dial, J. O. C. Fleming and J. Wells
Todd, of Laurens.
Mr. Featherstone presented the re
signation of Mr. Lucas last and then re
Mr. John B. Cleveland was chosen
chairman of the new board. Before the
old board retired from the room Mr.
Sirrine stated formally to the new board
that inasmuch as Mr. Lucas had been
crit/cised for building for the company
a swimming pool and a stable on the
premises of the president's residence
and buying an adjoining lot, all being
real estate of the company and the im
provements, that he personally stood
ready to purchase these premises and
improvement* at their cost, $8,760, sim
ply because he regarded them a good
Other supporters of M'\ Lucas volun
tarily joined Mr. Sirrine in his offer. It
was taken under advisement by the
While the old board endorsed the Lu
cas administration with emphasis, the
fact that the annual statement for the
year ending March 31 shows net profits
for the year of a little more than one
hundred thousand dollars will be even
more convincing. They leave the mill
with a net surplus of $98,678.94, and
during the twelve months the mill has
paid its two usual six per cent semi-an
nual dividends on the capital stock of
$350,000. Members of the old board
say that the company, by selling
through the commission firms of Stev
ens & Co. at 2 per cent, saved for the
stockholders between 4 and 5 per cent,
on the entire capital stock in the year.
It is further understood that relations
between the Stevens or 2 per cent firm
were mutually advantageous and would
have been continued under a Lucas ad
ministration. What position the new
controllers of the property and the
stockholders will assume remains to be
seen. Mr. Cleveland, of the new board,
expressed the desire that differences
between the contending factions be for
gotten, and Mr. Sirrine responded in a
The health of Mr. Lucas continues to
improve, and he will, of course, remain
in charge of the Watts Mills.
Mr. S. M. Milliken was not present
at the meeting.
The offices of the president and
treasurer have heretofore been united
in one person, and the of manager has
not heretofore existed.
The new president, Mr. Dial, has
been the Millikens' local attorney, and
is president of the Ware Shoals Manu
facturing Company and the Enterprise
Bank of Laurens.
Miss AUie Sexton is visiting at Glenn
Springs this week.
Mr. John C. Davis, of Clinton, spent
Friday in the city.
Mr. H. D. Winn of Waterloo was in
the city yesterday.
Mr. Wash Drumniond of Lnnford
was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Bluford Putnam of Owings Sta
tion was in town Monday.
Prof. H. B. Dominick of Fountain
Inn was in the city Saturday.
Messrs. Chas. W. and J. Arthur Tay
lor spent Sunday at Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Peden of Gray
Court spent Sunday in the city.
Miss Katherint- Jones is at Manning
visiting her sister, Mrs. Brunson.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Watts of
Mountville were in the city Monday.
Mr. R. H. Young is spending this
week at Fountain Inn and Greenville.
Mr. Zach Gray and sons were in
town Monday from the Alma section.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Milam of Cole
Point were in town Monday shopping.
Dr. J. R. Culbertson of Rapley at
tended the Pythian festivities Monday
Mr. John II. Turner and family, of
Enoree, visited in the city Saturday and
Messrs. N. C. Smith and J. A. W.
Burdettc of Youngs were in the city
Mr. S. G. Howell of Union visited
his son, Mr. Kelly Howell, in the city
Mrs. W. H. Gilkcrson is at Union
this week, the guest of Mrs. Benj. F.
Miss Katherine Copeland of States
ville, N. C. is visiting Mr. and Mrs. M.
Miss Fannie Hatton of Renno is
spending sometime with Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Copeland.
Dr. W. C. Irby attended a meeting
of the Industrial School commission in
Columbia this week.
Mrs. Claude Fuller entertained the
members of the Fortnightly Social Club
Mr. J. W. Workman and Miss Bessie
Workman of Cross Hill township were
in the city Saturday.
Mr. J. P. Ballew of Spartanburg vis
ited his brother, Mr. J. T. A. Ballew,
of Lisbon, this week.
Dr. William Smith of Glenn Springs
visited his sister, Mrs. J. R. Mintcr
during the past week.
Mrs. IL B. Kennedy andTehildren re
turned Saturday from a visit to rela
tives at Fountain Inn.
Rev. John H. Washington of Furman
University held Faster services at the
Lanford Baptist Church.
Mr. R. H. Greneker, city editor of
the Laurensville Herald, is spending
this week with friends in Newberry.
Mr. Moore Sullivan of Spartanburg
spent Easter with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jared D. Sullivan, near the city.
Mr. Samuel Bolt, Mrs. William Bolt
and Miss Sallie Bolt of the Rabun
Creek section were in the city Monday.
Mr. Jocky P. Saxon, a prominent
farmer of Laurens county was in the
city yesterday. ?Spartanburg Herald,
Capt. W. A. McClintock and J. B.
Cosby are representing Old Field
Church at the meeting of Presbytery
Mrs. J. R. Little went to Rock Hill
Saturday to spend a few days with her
daughter, Miss Ina Little, who is a
student at Winthrop.
Misses Jeanne Pelham of Newberry
and Kate Leavell of Houston, Texas,
were the guests during the Eastertide
of Miss Jennie Sullivan.
Drs. H. K. Aiken, W. D. Ferguson
and W. H. Dial went to Columbia yes
terday to attend the annual meeting oi
the State Medical association.
Rev. J. T. Taylor of Wares Shoals is
at Clifton, Spartanburg county, this
week, assisting the Rev. T. H. Harri
son, pastor of the Baptist Church, in a
Mr. A. M. Robertson of Equality, An
derson county, attended the burial of
his brother, Mr. Reuben Robertson,
last Thursday and remained over in the
city for several days,
Mr, A. C. Todd, one of the young
members of the Laurens bar, will be
one of the speakers upon the occasion
of the commencement exercises of the
Gray Court-Owings Institute April 27.
Mr. Jas. IL Machen, a ministerial
student at Furman University, spent
Friday night in the city with relatives.
Mr. Machen preaches twice a month at
Antioch Baptist Church, near Green
wood, and was on his way to that point
to hold Easter services.
Mr. Clifton Babb and family of
Tryon, N. C, spent several days in the
city during the past week. About the
first of May, Mr. Babb and Dr. Chris
topher, brother of Dr. A. J. Christo
pher, expect to open up a drug store at
All smart up-to-date women of today,
Know how to bake, wash, sing and to
Witnout these talents a wife is N. Q,
Unless she takes Rockey Mountain Tea.
Ask your druggist.
Y. M. C. A. WORKERS
TO BE HERE SUNDAY.
Three Prominent Representatives of the
Association Will Have Charge of
all the Churm Services.
On next Sunday the services at the
Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist
Churches for the entire day will be
given over to representatives of the
Young Men's Christian Association of
the two Carolinas. The day is to be
known as "Young Men's Sunday."
These association workers who are to
come to Laurens on this occasion are
the the Rev. G. C. Huntington of
Charlotte, N. C, general secretary of
the association for North and South
Carolina, Mr. A. C. Bridgman, also of
Charlotte and assistant to the general
secretary, and Prof. B. E. Geer of
The regular Sunday morning service
will be held at each Church with Mr.
Bridgman in charge of the service at
the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mr.
Huntington at the Methodist and Prof.
Geer at the Baptist.
At 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon Mr.
Bridgman will address a meeting of
men only at the Methodist Church. In
the evening, beginning at eight, union
services will be held at the Presbyterian
Church. It is not announced who will
do the talking at this service, but the
meeting no doubt will be the largest of
the day and of equal if not greater in
Rev. M. W. Hook, pastor of the
First Methodist Church, announced last
Sunday that a series of revival ser
vices would be held at that Church
next week, beginning on Tuesday eve
The meeting will be conducted by
the Rev. IL G. Scudday, assisted by
Mr. Hook. Mr. Scudday recently held
a most successful meeting at Bennetts
ville and at present he is engaged in a
very fine meeting in Greenville at the
Buncombe Street Methodist Church.
Cross Anchor Citizen Dead.
Mr. Mike Patton, one of the most
highly respected citizens of Spartan
burg county and for the past several
years Magistrate of Cross Anchor town
ship, died of pneumonia at his home
Sunday night. Mr. Patton was about
G5 years old. He is survived by his
wife, who was Miss Angie DeShields
of this county, and a large family of
children, among whom are Mrs. Downs
Glenn of Huntington, Dr. Brooks Pat
ton of Cross Anchor and Mr. Claude
Patton of Enoree.
A Strong Missionary.
After attending the sessions of Eno
ree Presbytery, before which body he
will speak this evening at Clinton, the
Rev. G. W. Fainter, a returned mis
sionary from China, will continue his
lecturing tour, appearing at Woodruff
April 26th and at other points in Spar
tanburg and Union counties later. His
presentation of conditions in China is
at once appealing and convincing. His
lecture in the Presbyterian Church here
Wednesday evening was thoroughly ap
Death of Mrs. Bowie.
Mrs. Warren Bolt's sister, Mrs.
Willie Godbold Bowie, whose critical
illness was noted in THE ADVERTISER
last week, died at her home in Abbe
ville, Wednesday afternoon at five
o'clock. Mrs. Bowie was known here,
where she has frequently visited. She
was the wife of Mr. Jas. S. Bowie and
had been married only a few years.
Odd Fellows to Meet.
The Odd Fellows are to have a big
meeting in the city on Saturday evening,
the 28th inst. It is on the occasion of
the eighty-seventh anniversary of the
founding of the Order in America.
Calhoun Lodge has invited the Fountain
Inn, Woodruff, Enoree, Clinton and
Newberry Lodges to be present.
Rev. A. R. Mitchell of Greenville
will hold divine services at the Church
of the Epiphany, Thursday afternoon at
4.30 and at, 11 o'clock Friday morning.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of County Super
visor for Laurens County and pledge
myself to abide the result of the Demo
J. B. CositY.
A liver makes a lazy man. Burdock
Blood Bitters is the natural, never fail
ing remedy for a lazy liver.
PRETTY HOME WEDDINU.
Nuptials of Miss Mary Boyd and Mr.
Samuel Tallcy Celebrated.
Miss Mary Anderson Boyd and Mr.
Samuel Barksdalo Talley, of Tryon, N.
C, were married at the bride's home in
this eity last Wednesday at half past
12 o'cloek. Tho ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Robert Adams, of
the First Presbyterian Church, in the
presence of the immediate relatives
and friends of tho parties, and at 2
o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Talley left for
their home at Tryon. The bride, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William L.
Boyd, belongs to a prominent family,
and is one of the loveliest young wo
men of Laurens. She is followed to her
homo by host of good wishes for her
happiness and Mr. Talley is generally
congratulated upon winning a bride so
attractive. Among the out-of-town
guests here for the wedding were: Dr.
and Mrs. David Anderson, of Green
ville; Mrs. T. B. Craig, of Fountain
Inn; Miss Jennie Kennedy, of Abhe
ville; Miss Marie McDonald, of Char
leston; Miss Libbio Spencer, of Clin
ton; Miss Laura Lumpkin, of Charlotte;
Mrs. Frank Ferguson, of Greenville;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moorman, of
Columbia; Miss Lucia Talley, of Colum
bia; Mr. Broadua Ballinger, of Tryon,
Gentlemen of the Jury.
The following Petit Jurors have been
drawn for the special term of Common
Pleas Court, which will be convened
Monday, April 30th, with Judge Ceo.
E. Prince of Anderson, presiding:
Laurens township - W. W. Adair, A.
('. Fuller, Jr., J. W. Jones, Austin
Bramlett, J. M. Ball.
Scuffletown?R. T. Donnon.
Jacks?P. M. Pitts, Tom Wesson, M.
D. Milam, I. W. Adair.
Hunter?Job M. Simpson, G. R. Da
vidson, G. C. Johnson.
Cross Hill?R. F. Wade, O. B. Pitts,
W. P. Garrett.
Waterloo?P. F. Martin, Thos. M.
Shaw, L. S. Boland.
Sullivan ?M. B. McCuen, J. B. Hum
bert, W. E. Pitts, 1). W. Coats, .). F.
Dials-S. P. Gray, L. L. Owings,
Bluford Putnam, W. J. Burns, S. N.
Youngs-W. M. Stevens, A. B. Stew
art, T. Y. Henderson, L. M. Pearson,
J. 11. Long, E. R. Phillips, W. T.
Cotton Oil Demonstration.
The Southern Cotton Oil Company is
giving demonstrations of the use of
vegetable cooking oils and "hoglesa
bird" this week at Davis, Roper
& Company's store. Many ladies of
the city have witnessed the demonstra
tions which are being made by Mrs. 11.
C. Heeks, assisted by MissN. Newman.
With the use of "Snowdrift" lard which
is made from refined cotton seed oil and
select beef suet, Mrs. Leeks cook:, the
very finest "feather" and white cake,
biscuits, cheese straws, etc., using no
lien's lard or butter.
You should call and see this interest
United States Court Jurors.
The following Laurens county citizens
have been drawn lo serve as jurors at
the spring term of the United States
< ir< nit Court now in session at Green
Grand Jurors S. P. Ball, of Cray
Court. J. E. Wood, Princeton, R. F. I).
No. 2, F. B. Martin, of Youngs.
Petit?T. J. Hughes of Jachin, Sam
II. Fleming of Cross Hill, E. G. Mitch
ell of Princeton, R. F. 1). No. 2.
Youngs Township Democratic Club
Is hereby called to meet at Youngs
Store, at 2 o'cloek p. m., Saturday,
28th inst., for the purpose of reorgan
ing by electing officers for the ensuing
two years, for the appointment of the
necessary Commit Itecs and to elect
delegates to the County Convention
that meets on the first Monday in May,
proximo, being the 7th day of the
month. A prompt and full attendance
W. P. COKER,
Cr.w< Iii!? Rcs::ni;r;:ts.
In pursuance to call of the Countv
chairman, Cross Hill Democratic Club
is called to meet at the usual place of
mcoting, Saturday, April 2Hth, at 3
o'clock, p. m., for tho purpose of or
ganizing and selecting delegates to the
county convention the first Monday in
M. T. Simpson. Chairman.
Delicious cakes and cookies served
all this week, also lessons in culinary,
at Davis, Roper & Co's store.
Les: >...? in culinary art at Davis,
Roper & Co s. store this week.
Aave ?i hot doughnut while you wait,
at Davis, Roper ? Co's. this week.
(iOOD FOR FRIENDSHIP.
One of the Locals of the Farmers' Union
is on the Right Line.
One of the flourishing Farmers'
Unions of this county is the Friendship
local of Sullivan township.
Mr. T. Mac Roper is president, and
the membership includes twenty-six of
the progressive farmers of the commu
nity. At its last meeting it was de
cided to offer several cash premiums for
the best yields of certain crops. Only
members of the local can enter the con
tests, and committees will decide and
declare the winners.
The premiums offered are not large,
but there is significance in more than
one of them, and no doubt there will be
sharp rivalry among the farmers of that
progressive neighborhood over the vari
Following is the list of the prizes of
For the best acre of corn, $7.00.
For the best acre of cotton, $0.00.
For the best half acre of watermel
For the best half acre of sweet pota
ENOREE PRESBYTERY MEETS.
With the First Presbyterian Church of
Clinton, April 17th. ?Enoree Presby
tery meets here this evening with the
First Presbyterian Church. Between
fifty and sixty delegates are expected
Mrs. Arthur Shockley is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Emma Little, for a few
Miss Marion McCrary was called to
Abbeville on Thursday by the death of
her aunt, Mrs. John Bowie.
Miss Laura Vance spent Friday and
Saturday in Newberry with Mrs. Grey
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bailey are in At
lanta for a short stay.
On Thursday evening Miss Sallie
Wright entertained a party of twenty
four at ^Nations. The Easter box of
bon-bons was awarded to Miss Laura
Miss Orrie Boss Little has visiting
her this week, Miss Annie Glenn of
Mr. William Bailey of Greenwood
spent several days of last week with
Iiis brother, Mr. M. S. Bailey.
Mrs. Geo. M. McDaniel and children
if Norfolk, Va., are with Dr. J. W.
Young and family.
Mrs. Robert Bell and Miss Bessie
Pennant were in town for Easter.
Miss Mattie Blakeley left on Wednes
day for a two weeks' trip to Yorkville.
COLUMBIA TO NEW ORLEANS.
through Trains for the Confederate
Veterans Who (io to Reunion.
Greenville, April 13.?The command
ing general of the South Carolina divis
ion U. C. V. wishes to announce to the
veterans that the Southern Railway
Company has arranged to operate, for
the accommodation of the South Caro
lina delegation to the reunion in New
Orleans, a through train, leaving Co
lumbia Monday, April 23d, at 7 a. m.,
going via Newberry, Greenwood, An
derson, Seneca, Atlanta and Montgom
ery to New Orleans, arriving there at
7:15 a. m., April 24th, thus giving the
party a day to make all arrangements
before the convention. General Car
wile will leave Columbia on this car,
and it is bis wish that as many com
rades as can do so will join him. With
this arrangement, delegates from Ches
ter, Rock Hill Blacksburg, Gaffney,
Spartanburg, Union and Greenville can
join his party at Seneca at 12:30 p. m.
If it is found necessary, a through
coach will be operated from Columbia
in connection with the Pullman.
Thus. W^ Carwile, Maj. Gen. S. C.
Div. U. C. V.
J. M. Jordan, Adjt. Gen. and Chief of
We are showing a beautiful line of
Rocking Chairs made of oak, mahogany
and reed beautifully finished in differ
ent designs and sizes. See our line be
fore you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
You feel the life giving current the
minute you take it. A gentle soothing
warmth, fills the nerves and blood with
life. It's a real pleasure to take llol
lister's Rocky Mountian Tea. 85 cents,
Ten or Tablets. Ask your Druggist.
We have just received a car load of
solid oak, beautifully finished bed room
suits. Let us show you this line before
you buy as they are going at prices
that will be money saved for you.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
TUE Bill AUS HOLD
Ten Survivors of Company 0, Third
Regiment, Answer to Roll Call at
Twentieth Annual Meeting.
The good people of Gray Court and
Owings Station, including the Shells,
Dorrohs, Pedens, Culbertsons, Stod
dards, Grays, Currys, and many others,
entertained the Briars, survivors of
Company G, Third Regiment, South
Carolina Volunteers, last Saturday at
the Graycourt-Owings Institute, the oc
casion being the twentieth annual re
union of this famous old command.
There was a large crowd present, and
the day was one of interest and much
pleasure. Several excellent speeches
were made, and a fine picnic dinner
was spread at the conclusion of the ex
ercises of the day.
In addition to making a thrilling ad
dress Judge Thompson presided over
the exercises of the occasion, and as
usual took the keenest interest in the
day's events from first to last.
Mr. John M. Cannon, a rising young
member of the Laurens bar, and a
worthy descendant of as good fighting
stock as ever went to the front, made
an excellent speech, followed by an in
teresting talk by Mr. R. J. Stoddard and
the reading of an appropriate poem by
Dr. J. R. Culbcrlson.
Letters regretting their inability to
attend the reunion were read from Col.
J. N. Brown, of Anderson, Dr. H. P.
Griffith, of Limestone, J. J. McSwnin,
Esq., of Greenville, and Col. A. W.
Hurnside, of Augusta.
Suitable resolutions in memory of
Judge Allen Barksdalo, of Louisiana,
and John D. Power, of this county,
members who have passed away since
the last meeting, were read and adopted.
It was decided to meet next year at
The survivors present Saturday were:
B. W. Lanford, Dr. W. H, Ball, Judge
O, G. Thompson, Melmoth Fleming,
J. B. Higgins, Joel Crisp, J. L. Stod
dard, John Dial, Dr. Manning Edwards
and T. Y. Henderson.
Death of an Aged Citizen.
Mr. Reuben Robertson died of pneu
monia at his home in this city, Wednes
day April 11. Thursday afternoon the
interment was made at the family ceme
tery near Gray Court.
Mr. Robertson was one of the oldest
citizens of the city, being a little over
eighty at the time of his death. In
addition to a large connection in the
city and county, Mr. Robertson is sur
vived by two brothers and one sister,
Messrs A. M. Robertson of Equality,
Anderson county, and Benjamin Robert
son of Arkansas, and Mrs. Bettie Til
son of Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Robertson was
the father of the late Mil ford Robert
son and the grandfather of Mrs. K. W.
Martin of Laurens and Mrs. Darrel
Harris of Columbia.
Rev. P. D. Hunt Moderator.
Clinton, April 17.? In the absence of
Rev. E. P. Davis, the retiring modera
tor, the opening sermon of the spring
session of Enoreo Presbytery, which
convened here tonight, was preached
by Dr. J. S. Watkins, of Spartanburg.
Tho Rev. F. D. Hunt, of Greenville,
was elected moderator.
Air. Johnson Can't Come.
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson has
declined an invitation to deliver an ad
dress at the closing exercises of the
City Schools, May 25, stating that while
it would give him very great pleasure
to come to Laurens at that time, he has
always made it a rule to remain at his
post in Washington until the adjourn
ment of Congress, and he does not think
the session will have closed before the
date of the Graded School commencent.
ST AT P. S. S. CONVENTION.
Hon. C. C. Feathcrstoiic's Pine Address
to be Printed for Distribution.
Pelzer, April 13.?The closing sessions
of the South Carolina Sunday School
Association have been very busy ones.
President Smyth is disposing of the bus
iness of the convention like a veteran,
and giving all the time possible to in
struction from prominent Sunday school
workers attending the convention.
Mr. Pierce and Mr. Barnes, the field
secretaries with us, have completely
won the hearts of the delegates, and
they listen with eagerness for every
word they say.
Hon. C. C. Featherstone, of Laurens,
made a splendid address on "Temper
ance Work in the Twentieth Century
Sunday School." Mr. Featherstone's
address was so well received that the
convention ordered his address printed
for distribution among the Sunday
schools of the State.
To Wives and Sweethearts:
The way to man's heart is through his mouth. Learn to make Palatable Pastries and Cakes with
"Wesson Oil" and "Snow Drift"
SHORTENING. See demonstration at DAVIS, ROPKR & CO'S, beginning Monday, April 16th,
and continuing all the week. Lessons In Culinary Art.
The Southern Cotton Oil Co.
I LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
Easter was a beautiful, bright, glori
Miss Lucile Meadows of Goldville has
accepted a position at the Laurens post
Col. J. II. Wharton delivered an ad
dress at Hopkins school, Richland
county, Friday night.
Mr. J. B. Cosby of Youngs township
makes announcement of his candidacy
this week for County Supervisor.
The Grand Jurors will not be ex
pected to attend the special term of
court which convenes here on April 30.
Messrs. R. S. Templeton, O. W. Babb
and H. Terry are in Columbia attend
ing the annual meeting of the State
Council of the Junior Order of United
Mr. W. S. Montgomery, of Spartan
burg, manager and treasurer of the
Laurens Cotton Mills, was in the city
Dr. L. S. Fuller, who sells the cele
brated Copyright flour throughout this
section, loft Monday afternoon for his
usual week's trip.
The card of Mr. R. W. Nash an
nouncing his candidacy for reelection to
the office of county superintendent of
education appears in the "candidates'
column" of THE ADVERTISER todav.
Card From Mr. Dial.
Mr. Editor: Kindly allow me space
in your valued columns to express to
the directors and stockholders, and to
the public generally my thanks for
their many kind expressions of my
election as President of the Laurens
It is not necessary for me to assure
the stockholders that no effort will be
spared on the part of the present man
agement to make the property the suc
cess it is entitled. No radical changes
will be made and there is no grounds or
room for fear on the part of anyone,
and every stockholder will receieve just
and fair treatment, ?it matters not
how small his holdings may be. The
large stockholders have been exceed
ingly kind to the community, having
given us a majority of the Directors
and all the officers.
Mr. Montgomery and I want our
friends and the public generally to al
ways feel at liberty to call on us and
ask for any information they may de
sire, and we assure them a cordial and
hearty welcome. They need not feel
like a friend of mine said he felt in re
ference to a banking institution. His
comment was: "that every time he en
tered the building he felt as if he
should leave his hat at the door." We
will always be glad to sec the people at
the mill and at the office, and they need
not go to the trouble to knock. We
want the public to feel as they always
should that it is a local enterprise, and
one which we can all be well proud of. i
The community can be of great ser
vice to the mill and on the other hand
the mill can and will aid the town and
county greatly. .
N. B. Dial,
Laurens, April 17th.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
DON'T FAIL?To see our line of port
able and traction Engines. Hungens
Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
ENGINES?We now carry in stock a
full line of Portable and Traction En
gines, also Threshers. Hudgens Bros.
Laurens, S. C. 33 tf.
SAW MILLS?If you want a Saw
Mill get our price before you buy.
Hudgens Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
FOR SALE?Eggs for hatching from
pure bred Buff and Barred Plymoth
Rocks $1.00 for setting 13 eggs.
Ambrose L. Hudgens, P. 0. box 05,
Laurens, S. C. 31H.
"HUMMER"?! will he at Martin's
stable with "Hummer," the well
known stallion, April 10 and every nine
days through season. Fee $12.50. W. E.
Chapman, Fountain Inn, S. C. 35-4t
HIGHLAND GOLD -This celebrated
stallion will be stationed at my home
this season. Fee $15.00 with insurance,
.lohn M. Wood, Princeton, R. F. I). No.
THE New York American and Jour
nal for sale at the Palmetto Drug Co.
Subscriptions taken. Ask for a sample
copy. A 50c sheet best music free with
every copy of the Sunday edition.
"Copyright" Flour- Winthrop Col
lege, the State college for girls, is using
"Copyright" Flour. The college baker
says "Copyright" Flour is high class
Hour. Housekeepers take notice. 37-lt
DON'T Keep house without "Copy
right" flour. By actual test it has
proven the best. Give your family good
bread. It's pure, healthy, wholesome.
FOR SALE:- Tomato plants at 10 e.
a dozen and cabbage plants at 10 cents
hundred. Apply to J. R. Little.
ICE NOTICE Ice books for the sea
son are now on sale and my wagons will
commence delivering, Monday, April 23.
A. Shayer, Laurens, s. c. 37-lt
PHILPOT & PALMER, Plumbing
Contractors and Electricians, are en
gaged this week in fitting up J. E. Min?
ter & Bro.s' store with lavatories arid
making the sewer connections. R. G.
OtngUS, who has twenty years' oxper
pec, is the plumber in charge. 37-11
The District Summer School for
teachers, composed of the counties of
Greenwood, Abbeville. Newberry, Lau
rens, Saluda and Edgefield, will be
held at Greenwood this year, beginning
Tuesday, .Inno 10th and ending July
17th. Teachers will get reduced rates,
board will be furnished at $12 per
month, and the school will have the
use of the Lander College Building)
Keep In mind that you can always
find here a complete line of Jardiniers
and plain flower pots in all sizes.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co,
Seventh District Meeting
Held in Laurens.
Two Day Sessions L?f the ' Convention,
Regular Meeting of Local Lodge and
Banquet at Night.
The meeting here tins week of the
Knights of Pythias of the seventh dis
trict, which includes tho counties of
Spartanburg, Union and Laurens and
embraces 12 or 15 lodges, was an event
that will be long remembered in local
Pythian circles. ,The holding of dis
trict meetings has not been in vogue
long, this being the fourth semi-annual
convention to be held in the seventh
district. These conventions have be
come very popular and much is being
done in them for the "good of the or
The convention was organized for
business Monday afternoon, after the
visitors had been welcomed to the city
by Chancellor Commander W. 13. Sloan,
in a neat little speech, which was re
sponded to in hearty and graceful style
by Mr. J. B. Carlisle of Spartanburg,
iistrict deputy grand chancellor of this
?Mr. Carlisle then took charge of the
convention and the enrollment of dele
gates proceeded, each lodge repre
sented making splendid reports. Eleven
edges were represented.
The convention was addressed by Mr.
I. A. Summersett of Columbia on the
'Purposes of the District Meetings",
Followed by Prof. A. G. Ilembert of
Wofford College and Mr. C. C. Fcath
irstone of Laurens, in most excellent
speeches on the question of establish
ng reading rooms and libraries in the
In the evening a regular convention
>f Laurens Lodge, No. 43, K. of P.,
,vas held in the Castle Hall, the pro
:eedings opening at 8..'!(). During the
jvening the rank of Esquire was con
ferred on a very promising class of
:andidates, including one of the most
iromiment members of the South Caro
At 11.30 the Knights repaired to the
Ben Delia hotel, where a magnificent
aanquct was served and the large com
pany regaled with eloquence and speech
naking until quite a late hour.
The elegant and spacious dining room
>f the hotel, appropriately and effect
vely decorated, never presented a
nore attractive scene (with men only
n attendance) than on this occasion.
Dr. IL K. Aiken was introduced by
Mr. Carlisle as toastmaster of the cvo
nng, who, after speaking to the senti
nent "Our Guests, Welcome to Our
Hearts and Homes," proposed the fol
"Social Side of Pythianism," re
sponded to by Mr. C. C. Featherstone
"Our Sister Lodges", Hon. W R.
Richey of Laurens and Mr. William
CSoldsmith, Jr., of Greenville.
"Our Coal," Mr. R. A. Cooper, of
"The Principles of Our Order," Prof.
A. G. Rembert, of Wofford (' lieg?-,
und Mr. W. I.. Cray of Laurens.
"Woman - Last, Hut Not Least," Mr.
J. A. Summersett of Columbia.
The concluding session of the conven
tion was held Tuesday morning, during
which time the proposition to establish
an orphanage in the State under the
auspices of the Knights of Pythias of
South Carolina, and the question of li
braries in the lodges woe discussed at
length, most of the mcmb< rs indicating
a desire to see the undertaking of both
an accomplished fact at no distant day.
Mr. J. H. Carlisle was re-elected dis
trict deputy grand chancellor of this
district and Mr. J. H. Brooks of Lau
rens was chosen secretary for the next
term. Tho convention adjourned at.
noon. Tho next meeting will be hold
with Enoreo Lodge, No. 116, at Enoreo
in the fall.
Eleven lodges were represented by
the following delegates:
Morgan ledge, No. 22, Spartanburg
J. H. Carlisle, I). C. Corroll, R. B. Pas
ley, W. C. Wharton, L. A. Justice, A.
Syracuse, No. 82?A. II. Setzler.
Spartan lodge, No. l").") R. p. Peter
son, D. W. Switzor, J. P. Hallow.
Jonesville lodge, No. 129 ? IL .1.
Harnes, IL W. Scott, Dr. A. Foster,
j Buffalo, No. 101, Buffalo, Union
county W. H. Howoll.
Cherokee, No. .'17, town of Union I*.
C. Whisonant, Dr. T. Maddux, 1.. L.
Hines, No. I?2, Lockhart W. !!. ('ran
ford, Dr. W. D. Hope
Woodruff, No. 113 -S. K. Dorroh.
Enoreo, No. in; R, E. Hanna, w
R. Hetsil, W. H. Tolleson, J. L. Sim
Clinton, No. 81 Rev. W. S. Roan
Ross D. Young,G. C. Pitts, J. Ii. Davis.
Laurens, No. 43 W. H. Sloan, .1 F
Tolbert, J. B. Brooks, M. G. Jeans.
Care of the Ccuiclcry,
A few days work on the city ceme
tery is greatly needed. A number of
plots have been nicely worked by pri
vate individuals but the cemetery pre
sents a ragged and unkempt appear
The city council should not neglect
this work. It was hotter done when
the ladies had. it in charge.
An Approaching Marriage.
Miss Janie Evelyn Wright, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs! '/.. H. Wright, of
IWhitmire. will be married to Mr, > harles
Alexander Calhoun, of Ai?b( vllle, on the
20th |nst., at the home of her par
ents--Laurcn.sville Herald, April Ifj,