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LADIES' AID SOCIETY.
Big Barbecue Given by Them at Mount*
vllle Proves Very Successful Fi
nancially and Otherwise.
Mountville, July 3.? The barbecue
iven here Saturday by the Ladies' Aid
ociety of the Presbyterian church was
well attended and successful. A net
sum of about $65.00 was realized which
will be applied to church repairs. Ad
dresses were delivered by Mayor G. H.
Mahon of Greenvi lie, Hon. W. C. Irby
of Laurens, and Mr. Clarence Cunning
ham of Waterloo, who discussed state
and national issues. Several candidates
for county oflices were present, min
gling with the people and presenting
Capt. G. W. Moore of Clinton spent
a few days with his nephew, J. R.
Whatley, fast week.
"Mrs. Nannie Crane and daughter,
Hattie, and Master Thurston, of Lau
rens visited the family of Mr. W. P. Cul- \
bertson Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. J. C. Cluck returned Friday from
a two weeks' stay with relatives near
Princeton and Ware Shoals.
Misses Fannie and Sarah Watkins of
Rock Hill are spending a few days with
their cousin, Mrs. W. P. Culbcrtson.
Misses Alma, Sydney, and Hughey
Watts of Connie Maxwell Orphanage
came home today to stay a few weeks
with their mother, Mrs. Laura Watts.
Rev. W. P. Turner preached in the
Baptist church Sunday evening, filling
the appointment of Rev. J. B. Parrott,
who had an engagement elsewhere.
Several of our young people attended
the entertainmens at Lisbon Friday
Mr. S. C. Yates and family of Spart
nnburg are visiting relatives and friends
In the death of Col. J. Washington
Watts, Mountville, as well as the county
and state, feels the loss of a useful
man, a noble character, and a model
Christian gentleman. His place, both
in church and state, will not be easily
filled, if at all.
THE STATE CAMPAIGN.
Change Has Been Made in the Schedule
The State campaigners spoke last
week at Barnwcll, Bamberg, Aiken,
Edgefield, Saluda, and Lexington, put
ting in a hard week's work. They are
taking this week ort". The campaign
will be resumed Monday in Columbia.
Nothing very unusual developed in
any of the meetings during the pasfV
week. Messrs. Lyon and Ragsdale at
tended only one or two of the meetings,
on account of other engagements.
Mr. Jones, candidate for governor,
rejoined the party. He and Blease fired
some pretty not shot at each other at
Saluda. The other gubernatorial can
didates, Messrs. McMahan, Manning,
Ansel, Brunson, and Edwards, appear
to be holding their own.
According to the daily accounts of the
meetings it looks as if Col. Wharton's
four opponents are combining their
fight on the Laurens man and chairman
of the present railroad commission.
In accordance with resolutions adopted
at a meeting of the State campaign at
Lexington State Chairman Jones has
announced a week's holiday for the
campaigners, beginning July 28th. The
candidates feel the necessity of rest in
this fearful heat.
This changes the remainder of the
program so as to read as follows:
Winnsboro, Monday, August 6.
Chester, Tuesday, August 7.
Yorkville, Wednesday, August 8.
Gaffney, Thursday, August 9.
Spartanburg, Friday, August 10.
Union, Saturday, August 11.
Newberry, Tuesday, August 14.
Greenwood, Wednesday, August 15.
Abbeville, Thursday, August 1G.
Anderson, Friday, August 17.
Walhalla, Saturday, August 18.
Pickens, Monday. August 20.
Greenville, Tuesday, August 21.
Laurens, Wednesday, August 22.
Miss Lucilc Wright Weds at Pacolet.
The wedding of Miss Luclle Wright
and Mr. Edgar Massabeau Matthews at
Pacolet last Wednesday afternoon at
six o'clock was an event of unusal in
terest to Laurens people. As a girl
and young lady the bride was exceed
ingly popular here.
The marriage took place at the home
of the bride's sister, Mrs. Rhett Ma
comson. Mrs. Macomson has a charm
ing home and for this occasion it was
made especially lovely by the lavish use
of field daisies and smilax vines. These
were used in the hah and in the parlor
where the ceremony was preformed.
The color scheme in the dining room
was carried out with pink roses and
At six o'clock the bridal party passed
up the hall and into the parlor. The
bride entered with her maid of honor,
Miss Mary Simpson, of this place. Mr.
John T. Bowen of Newport News was
best man. The only other attendant
was the bride's nephew, Master Edwin
Macomson, who carried the ring. The
Rev. Robert Adams pronounced the
words that made the happy couple man
After the ceremony the guests were
invited into the dining room, where an
appetizing repast consisting of salad
and ice courses were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthews left immedi
ately /or Winnsboro, where they will
visit the groom's parents. They will
be at home after July 20th at 290 Clin
ton Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
A June Wedding at Woodruff.
The wedding of Miss Nannie Pedcn
Westmoreland and Mr. Irvin Atwood,
of Providence. R. I., at the home of the
bride in Woodruff last Wednesday was
characterized by its beauty. The colors
were green and white, and the plants
used were ivy and magnolias and as
paragus ferns. On Tuesday evening a
Farge reception was given by the bride's
mother, Mrs. Margaret Westmoreland,
to which the friends of the family, old
and young, were invited. The cere
mony took" place at two o'clock Wed
nesday in the presence of intimate
t rieniLs and relatives. The Rev. B. P.
Reid waa the officiating clergyman.
Mr. and Mrs. Atwood left at three
o'clock to vinit several Northern cities.
After the 5th of July they will be at
home In Providence, R. L, where the
groom holds an important position in
the poetal department.
TICKET TO BE NAMED
Mass Meeting Held and Committee Ap
pointed to Make Suggestions of Can
didates for the Legislature.
Pursuant to the call of ?last Wednes
day a mass meeting was held here on
Monday in the city opera house.
The meeting was called to order by
Dr# A. C. Fuller, who stated the object
of the meeting to be the selection of
three candidates who would represent
the views of tho anti-dispensary people
and prevail upon them to declare for
the legislature in the coming primary.
On motion a committee consisting of
Dr. A. C. Fuller, W. P. Harris, J. P.
Dillard, J. S. Machen, J. N. Leak,
Rev. E. C. Watson and M. L. Copeland
were appointed to make suitable sug
gestions. The committee named Mr.
Robt. Abererombie of Dials, Mr. W.
H. Drummond of Youngs, and Mr. J.
P. Saxon of Scuflletown, as desirable
men to make the race. Mr. Aber
erombie stated that it was entirely out
of the question for him to enter the
campaign and asked that he be excused.
Both the other gentlemen were very
reluctant to enter the political arena,
but have the matter under considera
The committee asked for further
time for other suggestions, which was
A prominent member of the commit
tee stated that they would have candi
dates in the field and they would be
men to win.
Pretty Party for a Visitor.
Miss Nell Bolt entertained charm
ingly on Monday evening in honor of
her cousin, Miss Mary Beth Word of
The decorations used were in accord
ance with the spirit of the Fourth. The
young people were received on the
porch and after being presented to the
fjuest of honor they scattered over the
awn which was attractive with rustic
seats and Japanese lanterns.
There were more than sixty guests,
many being present from other towns.
During the evening delightful punch
was dispensed by Miss Mary Bowen
and ice cream and cake were served by
Misses Jessie and Sarah Bolt and
At a citizens' meeting held in the
court house on last Friday, a tax of
three mills was voted for school pur
poses, for Laurens Special school dis
This is the same levy as made last
year. An additional levy of 3-4 mill
was made by the treasurer to pay the
interest on the bonds making a total
of 3 3-4 mills. What this will be this
year will depend on the tax returns but
the probability is that it will be the
same as before.
Miss Meli Bolt is visiting relatives in
Dr. Clifton Jones is spending the
Fourth in Greenville.
Miss Louie Crews, of Atlanta, is vis
iting Miss Bessie Crews.
Mr. B. L. Jones of Newberry has
been in town for several days.
Mr. Joel A. Smith is said to be very
ill at his home at Waterloo.
Miss Eulalie Slater of Orangeburg is
the guest of Miss Josie Sullivan.
A party of Laurens people are at
Yarborough's Mill, on the Enoree.
Miss Helen Greenwald of Spartan
burg is the guest of the Misses Richcy.
Mr. A. B. Blakely and Mr. Rhett
Milam of Clinton were in town Tues
Miss Minnie Bollin returned home
Saturday after a pleasant visit to Miss
Miss Mary Beth Word of Hogans
ville, Ga., is visiting her cousin, Miss
Miss Clara Welborn has been re
elected teacher of the Shiloh school for
Mrs. W. D. Childress went to the
wedding of Miss Lucile Wright at Pac
olet last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Clark went to
Simpsonville last Saturday to see little
Miss Rebecca Clark.
Misses Mary, Lucile and Annie Simp
son have been visiting Mrs. Rhett
Macomson at Pacolet.
Misses Aurelia Vance of Clinton and
Carrie Bess Vance of Columbia are the
guests of Miss Mary Todd this week.
Mr. M. H. Stone and family and Mr.
Guy Stone who have resided in Atlanta
the past year have returned to Laurens.
Misses Maud Hammond and Carroll
Herndon of Greenville returned home
today after a visit to Dr. and Mrs.
Miss Lelia Wilkes and little Misses
Mary and Juanita Wilkes left Monday
for Norfolk, Va. to visit Mr. Preston
B. Wilkes and family.
Miss Donie Counts has as her visitors
two charming young ladies, Misses
Julia Gregory of Lancaster and Isabel
Bailey of Greenwood.
Miss Nellie Scudday, who made many
friends during her stay in Laurens,
passed through here Saturday on her
way from Clinton to Anderson.
Misses Rebecca Blackwell, Eleanor
Duckett and Sallie Belle Buford went
to Clinton yesterday to join a party p;<>
ing to Stomp Springs for the Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Garlington,
Mrs. Rosa Caine, Miss Tallulah Caine,
aid Masters Frank and Barlo Caine are
spending sometime at Stomp Springs.
Senator Tillman Coming.
Senator Tillman has been invited to
visit Laurens and deliver an address,
The invitation has been accepted but
the Senator has not indicated when he
will come. The speaking will take
place In the <ity and tho date will be
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
MONEY to loan on Real Batate. J.
A. Bailey, Treasurer, Clinton, S. C.
FOR SALE?Pure bred Southdown
.Sheep; home raised and climatiscd, and
prico very reasonable. L. M. D. Young,
Clinton, S. C. 48-tf
Davis, Roper & Co's
GREATEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL
MILL END SALE
IS NOW GOING ON!
Hundreds and Hundreds of Bargains are here for you. That's exactly what this gigantic MILL END
SALE means. The people have learned the meaning of our Mill End Sale, and know that things are sold
just as advertised. Each season our sale increases. This time we have had the best yet, and are going
to please the people by keeping this sale up to its high standard by doing every thing we say. Most every
body in the county has been to one of our sales, and if you haven't you should come and see for yourself
what wonderful values can be had.
Our New Muslin Underwear Just Arrived.
Come and you will see the most wonderful bargains you have ever seen in beautiful snowy white
Special Sale of Children's Wear.
Children's Underwear at Unheard of Prices. All made in a .sani
tary factory by clean American girls. Seams felled and
some double stitched.
any ca;:/;!;mt vi this unb 10 Cents
15 cents rem any of these fine styles
V?? V-0 6si
wo better carmehts made than these at 0()c.
best values ever offered at
m% Mf\ f\ r
1J8 "?703 173 $79
above mrlrDwt vin be fntf ^rrmnt* to fit cMKreo
froro I to !4yc?i\Tcf ClJC
We Quote Prices ?n a Few of Our Wonderful Money=Saving Values.
Ladies1 full size Drawers?Mill End
Ladies' Steel Rod Umbrella worth
50c?Mill End price 29c.
Lace Curtains worth 85c?Mill End
Ladies Corset Covers worth 35c?
Mill End price 25c
.Standard Calicoes?Mill End price
Men's Handkerchiefs worth 10c?
Mill Laid price 4c.
Ladies' Corset Covers worth 75c?
Mill End price 49c
36-inch White Lawn?Mill End
Printed Lawns worth 10c?Mill End
Ladies' Gowns worth $r.oo?Mill
Laid price 78c.
Yard-wide Bleaching?Mill End
Yard-wide Percales in short lengths,
Mill Laid price 5c.
Ladies' Chemise worth $1.25?Mill
Laid price 89c.
Ilig lot of all Silk Ribbons worth
15c to 25c?Mill End price 109,.
Extro heavy yard-wide Sheeting?
Mill Laid price 6c.
Ladies' Cambric .Skirls worth $3.50,
Mill Paid price $2.49.
Ladies' Sailor Hats worth 25c?Mill
Laid price 15c.
Big lot of Pearl Buttons worth 10c,
Mill End price 5c.
Wc arc receiving new goods every day bought especially for this sale. Come to the sale every day. You will find somc
thing every time you come that will please you. No bigger?no better sale anywhere for bargains than the
Mill End Sale?the sale that has won the confiidenee of the people.
davis, roper & co.
NICE SUM PAID OUT
IN JULY DIVIDENDS
Cotton Mil! and Banks of the City Dis
burse Their Usual Semi-Annual
Amounts in Dividends.
Saturday and Monday the officers and
clerical forces of the various dividend
Eaying enterprises of the city were
usy preparing and mailing to each
stockholder his or her check for the
semi-annual dividends due and payable
Over thirty thousand dollars was
thus disbursed by the following enter
prises: Laurens Cotton Mills, six per
cent on $350,000; The People's Loan
and Exchange Bank, five per cent on
$100,000; The National Bank of Laur
ens, three and a half per cent on $63,
000; The Bank of Laurens, four per
cent on $50,000; The Enterprise Bank,
three and a half per cent on $50,000.
Morning Papers for Breakfast.
Several days ago it was announced
that the schedule of the early morning
train from Columbia over the Columbia
Newberry and Laurens Railroad would
be changed so as to bring the Columbia
morning papers to Laurens at an early
The reporter was much surprised on
Monday morninh when an examination
of his mail revealed the early Monday
morning papers. I
Dr. II. K. Aikcn who has been one of
the most active in bringing about these
conditions, when seen at his place of
business shortly afterwards was wear
ing "the smile that won't come off."
"Oh I feel good over the outcome,
wouldn't conceal the fact, if I could,"
As a business community we need
above all else a baptism off municipal
activity and civic pride. The "flowcry
beds-of-ease" route to success in any
line of endeavor, has never commended
itself to me. When a boy I used to
meet under a bush arbor with my good
Methodist friends now and then and
when the leader would "line-out" those
"Oh, watch and fight and pray
The battle ne'er give o'er,"
a sort of electric thrill would seize the
singers and by the time the next coup
?"Renew it boldly every day
And kelp divine implore.'
had been "kivered," the eye of faith
could almost see S-u-c-c-e-s-s spelled
out on the horizon of Hope!
Tho words of that grand old hymn
make an excellent platform for cities
or individuals. The man who fights all
the time and neglects to pray will not
accomplish any more than he who prays
all the time and neglects to fight when
occasion demands. "Watch and fight
and pray", they all go together and
make an irresistible combination pre
destined to "get there." But you
must not draw me out this way as I
haven't any license to preach.
Fine rains fell pretty well over the
Several citizens of Laurens are spend
ing the Fourth in Greenville.
The Hon. Joseph T. Johnson is in
Laurens preparing for the campaign.
Among the delegates to the Letter
Carriers' association are Messrs. W. G.
Peterson and R. A. Sligh of Newberry.
Miss M. E. Kirby and Mr. S. H. Haw
kins, both of the Watts mills village,
were married Sunday afternoon by Rev.
M. C. Compton.
See call of county chairman Smith fqr
meeting of the County Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee. At this meeting
the county campaign schedule will be
Mr. J. T. Skelton, a veteran aged
eighty-two, died Saturday afternoon at
the home of Mr. J. II. S. Hipp, near
Belview church, and was buried Sunday
at Rocky Springs.
Among those who went from Laurens
to Harris Springs last night for the
opening ball were Mrs. W. R. Richey,
Misses Annio and Lizzie Richey, Helen
Greenwald of Spartanburg, Grace and
Ethel Simmons, Susie Mills of Rock
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Todd.
Mr. S. M. McMaster of Columbis ac
companied by a party of friends passed
through Laurena Saturday afternoon.
The handsome touring car attracted
much attention on the public square.
Mr. McMaster's party left Columbia
after live o'clock Saturday morning and
reached here about four m the after
noon, making the distance of about
eighty miles in less than eleven hours.
A4f a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Bank of Laurens held last.
Wednesday Dr. II. K. Aikcn was elect
ed vice-president of the bank to till the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
Mr. J. J. Pluss. 'Mr. J. J. Adams was
elected assistant bookkeeper.
The usual semi-annual dividend of A
per cent, was declared payable July 1st,
and the condition of the bank showed
an unusually prosperous year.
Winthrop Examinations Next Friday.
The examination for entrance to Win
throp will be held at the Court House
on Friday, July 6th, beginning at 0 a.
m. While there is no scholarship to be
awarded from this county this year, the,
authorities urge that all girls who wish
to enter Winthrop in the fall stand this
examination now, so t'uit, if they are
titled, they may enter upon their work
at once when school opens,
Don't Love Possum.
Mr. E. R. McQuown of Clinton paid
The Advertiser a ploasant call on
last. Saturday. Mr. McQuoin stated
that he was probably the only man in
South Carolina who had never seen den.
Hampton nor Senator Tillman and who
did not love 'possum.
If we did no! know Mr. McQuoin we
would regard tho Statement with suspi
cion. The opossum proposition is the
JUNIOR ORDER HOLDS ELECTION,
Officers for flic Semi-Annual lerm
At the last meeting of Laurens lodge,
No, 24, Junior Order United American
Mechanics, officers for the current
semi-annual term wore elected, the fol
lowing being chosen:
Mr. J. W. Heliums, councilor.
c. K. Tomploton, vice councilor.
Dr. Clifton Jones, junior past coun
Mr. J. A. Martin, conductor.
Frank Tomploton, warden.
Robt, Tomploton, Inside sentinel,
j Boyd Sexton, outside sentine'..
THE STATE RURAL
Met Here Yesterday in An
Welcome Address by Mayor Richey*
Mr. Major in Response?Messrs.
Johnson and McCravy Speak.
The third annual session of the Sou Hi
Carolina Rural Letter Carriers' Asso
ciation was convened in this city yes
terday afternoon at o'clock. Tho
business of the association will be coi -
eluded and adjournment will be reached
Mr. D. C. Hayden of Orangeburg,
president, is presiding over the delil -
orations of the Convention, and tho
other officers in attendance are Mr. G.
P. League of Greenville, secretary and
Mr. J. E. Johnson of Lanford, thi.j
In a very neat and appropriate ad
dress Mayor W. R. Richey welcomed
the officers and delegates comprising
the State Letter Carriers' Association
to the city of Laurens. In fitting r< -
marks Mr. W. R. Major of Anderson
responded in behalf of the Conventici.
following this Postmaster Geo. ! .
McCravy of Laurens and Congressman
J. T. Johnson of the Fourth Districi,
addressed the Convention, both devof
ing their remarks chiefly to the betu -
fits of the great rural free delivery
system. Congressman Johnson, who
has just arrived at home from Wash
ington, is a very enthusiastic supporter
of the R. F. D. system and a tireless
worker for the extension and improve
ment of this ever growing and ever
The final work of the Convention
will be the election of officers Tor at -
other year and the selection of the
next place of meeting.
Laurens is delighted to have the as
sociation meet within its gates and
every delegate is welcome, thrice wel
come, to this proud city.
LAURENS COUNTY TEACHERS
Who arc Attending the Piedmont Sum*
Mountville, July 3. ? The following is
a list of teachers from Laurens County
who are attending the Piedmont Sum
mer School at Greenwood as obtained
from the official roll;
Misses Lucia Barksdalc, Sarah Peeks,
Cora Culbertson, Centillia Fleming,
Nannie Mae Hudgens, Bessie Hudgom,
Mattie Hipp, Eva Martin, Hattio M<
Cullough, Ethel McDaniel, Daisy Pin1
ips, Annie Putnam, Mettie Putmai),
Daisy Riddle, Maud Sharp, Ethel Sharp,
Ida Mae Taylor, Pearl Blakely, Lora
Waldrop, and Messrs. J. C. B?rdet'..
Pierce Coats, W. C. Curry, W. P. Cul
bertson, W. C. Duncan, L. D. Elledgo,
L. E. Reeder?26.
From the five counties there arc one
hundred and twenty (120) teachers in
attendance. The work is progressing
well. The faculty is one of the best in
the State. The attendance exceeds
that of any other District Summer
School in the State.
Death of Mrs. Frank Bailey.
Mrs. Agatha Bailey, wife of Mr.
Frank Bailey, died at her home near
Lisbon Monday morning about ten
o'clock. Funeral services were held at
the home at twelve o'clock Tuesday.
The interment was made in the burial
ground of the old Huntsvillo Church
near Clinton at. half past three o'clock
in the afternoon.
Mrs. Bailey's husband survives her
and also two sons, Dr. T. L. Walker
Bailey, a successful physician of Clin
ton, and Mr. Lawrence Bailey, a medi
She was a very popular woman, her
lovable character winning for her
friends wherever she was known. Din -
ing the last years of her life she was a
great sufferer, but she bore her trial.;
with Christian patience.
We thank the Clinton Pharmacy for
a very attractive souvenir letter show
ing Hie beauties of Clinton. Laurens
County has no prettier town in her
bounds nor one of which'she i ; prouder
than this thriving suburb of the county
Schedule Changes on C. N. & L. Roatf.
Accommodation train no. 85 which
has been leaving Columbia at I o'clocl
at night will hereafter leave at 3 Q'cloi !:
reaching Laurens at 6:50 in the morn
ing, This train will be of great, advan
tage to the business men of Laurens.
The new schedule went into effect
David Graham Phillips prepared fer
tile Cosmopolitan magazine's last num
ber an article attacking tho character
of Senator Pailey of Texas. Mr. Bade,
took it up in a speech in the Senate, de
nying the charges made. The Cosmof
politan magazine is the property o
Wm. Randolph Hearst.
Tho Atlanta papers report that tli"
church people are stirred up over the
Torrey-Alexander revivals. Some of tho
ministers have made public utterance
against them. At a conference i >
Methodist ministers held in Atlanta
vote of commendation was passed after
Preparations are being made for a
grand reception to Wm. J, Bryan upon
his landing at New York from his trip
around tho world. Mayor Tom L. Johl -
son of Clovoland, ()., will preside?, and
Henry Wftttersou of the Louisville Cut -
rier-Journal will beenoof the speakers.
Sovoral of tho Georgia mills are sulrg
the railroads on t he charge of conspii
acv and charges in excess of the legi i
The County Democratic Executive
Committee is called to moot next M< - -
day, July *>, RlOe". A ,u'l meeting is de
sired, as business of Importance coi
needed with the Democratic Party of
Laurens County is to bo transacted.
G. P. Smith,
W. T. Crews, Secretary.
Mrs. N. A. Craig of Greenwood and
Mrs. Ora McDonald and children <?!'
San Antonio, Texas, have boon the
guests Of relatives at Ora and Tylcrs
ville^ during the past week or so.