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LA UK ENS/ COUNTY'S
Mrs. Fannie Monroe, Daughter of Joe
Qrllfiu, a Soldier of the Ke
Laurens county people generally are
Ignorant of the fact that they have in
their bounds a daughter of a Revolu
tionary soldier. Mrs. Fannie Monroe,
who lives in the lower part of the
county uear Hopewell Church, is the
daughter of Joe Griflhi, a bold scout
and lighter in the American cause.
-Joe Griftin took part in several bat
tles and a number of skirmishes. Of
? these battles Mrs. Monroe remembers
his telling of six: Mu.'grjve Mills, Long
Canes, Cowpons, Kini s Mountain, Eu
taw Springs and Guilford Court House.
He enlisted at the age of sixteen and
served through the war.
The only wound he received in the
war was due to his own carelessness.
While out on a scouting expedition he
and his, companions came to a house
where a quilting party wa3 in progress.
They were acquainted with the family
and anxious, as was patural, to see the
girls. So they went in. While they
were standing on the porch drinking
cider the Tories came upon them. The
young men ran to the woods and Joe
Griffin hid under a bush. One of the
Tories saw him and gave him a sword-cut
that almost scalped him. He carried
the scar of it to the day of his death.
Springing from his retreat he shot his
assailant, jumped on his horse and es
When the Bloody Scout killed Col.
Hayes and his band at Hayes Station,
in this county, Joe Griftin, who was a
member of Hayes' command, was
away on a miv.iion to Gen. Gates at
Greensboro, N. C. and so escaped.
Joe Griffin was married three times.
Mrs. Monroe was the youngest child
by his third wife. Sho was born in
1835, after her father was seventy-four
years old. He was the father of twenty
one children, all of whom lived to n
turity. Mrs. Monroe never saw but
twelve of her brothers and sisters.
She married at twenty-two and she
and her husband set up housekeeping in
an old-time log house with a shed built
on it. This was connected with an
other like it in the back yard. In the
former they lived and in.the latter they
ate and cooked. All of their eight chil
dren were born and brought up in this
house. As their means increased and
the children got grown they found the
old house too small, so they tore it
down and built a large frame house. In
1903 they had the misfortune to lose
this house by fire. The fire was dis
covered in the night and the family
barely escaped. Nothing was saved.
This house was replaced in the last two
years by a very convenient cottage.
Mr. Monroe died eleven years ago.
Seven children are still living. In all
there were eight: Pauline, Mrs. Tem
ploton, now dead: Leila, Mrs. Shockly,
now living near Gray Court; Eftie, Mrs.
Burns, of Bnrksdale; Sudie, Mrs. Zim
merman, of Enoree; Joseph Marion,
who married Miss Emma Bovd and
lives near Milton; Duckett, who mar
ried a Miss Connor and lives in Edge
field County- Sallie and Vernon, the
daughter and son, who are still at
All her life Mrs. Monroe has been an
energetic worker. She is still hale and
hearty. During the War she endured
nil the privations which fell to the lot
Dote From Owlngs.
Owings, July 2.?Mrs. J. It. Culberl
8on has returned from a visit to Green
Mrs. C. A. Power and children 8f
Laurens are visiting rolatives here.
Misses Daisy Putman and Lucilo
White have gone on a visit to Green
Professor and Mrs. J. A. Stoddard
have returned to Rapley.
Boys, why not have a real wedding
Dr. J. P. Stoddard of Lakevillo was
in town last week.
The farmers are busy lighting the
Kev. Mr. Cason of Woodruff preached
an interesting sermon on Sunday at
New Harmony. #
Mr. Kemper Henry and family of
Greenville are visiting his parents of
Mrs. M. 0. Herbert of Tylersville is
visiting at Mr. J. W. DuPrec's.
The friends of Mr. Sam Cook will be
glad to learn that he is much better.
A\arriaxcs at Cross Hill.
Cross Hill, July 8. ? Mr. James C.
Itasor of Cross Hill and Miss Mollie
Strain of Waterloo were married Sun
day evening at the bride's home, tlio
Rev. J. A. Martin officiating. Mr. Ra
sor brought his wife to Cross Hill the
same evening. We wish them much
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Stone of At
lanta are visiting Mrs? Stone's mother,
Mrs. John Hollingsworth, who is quite
Rev. Robert Campbell of New York,
who has been visiting his sister, Mrs.
J. G. Williams, has returned home.
Mrs. Guy Stone of Atlanta is visiting
her father, Mrs. R. T. Hollingsworth.
Miss Nellie Miller of Laurens is
spending some time with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rasor left Mon
day for Philadelphia.
Miss Luhe Leaman, after spending
the spring in Abbeville, will spend the
summer here with her brother, Mr. M.
Dr. W. B. Noffz, son of Mr. Ernest
Noffz, and Miss Maude Martin, daugh
ter of Rev. J. A. Martin, were married
last evening at the residence of Mr.
M. T. Simpson, the Rev. Mr. Bradley,
N. B. Truth, St. Paul, June 31, '08.
I've lived so long, I remember well
when the Mississippi was a brook. My
My good health and long life came by
taking Hollister's Mountain Tea. 35
cents. Ask your Druggist.
of the women of the South with cheer
Mrs. Monroe is a member of the So
ciety of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. When her house was
burned in 1003 her certificate of mem
bership and.tho spoon presented to her
by the Society were destroyed. When
the Musgrove's Mills Chapter, I). A.
R., was organized an effort was made
to induce Mrs. Monroe to be one of the
charter members, but she did not
get her transfer from the Atlanta chap
tor to which she belongs. She has
promised to get a transfer yet. It
seems a shame that the only "Real
Daughter" Laurens County has should
belong to an Atlanta chapter.
OUR TYLERSVILLE BUDGET.
Farmers Engaged WBh Their Crop?Many
Interesting Personal Items.
Tylersvillo, July 3.?The farmers are
very busy now with their crops.
R? v. and Mrs. J. M. Shell, of Lau
rens, were the guests of Mr. W. D.
Byrd's family Wednesday.
Miss Lucy Sloan, of Pea Ridge, was
the guest of Misses Lula and Lu y
Donnan last week.
Mrs. J. T. Poolc, of Laurens, and
grand-daughter were the* guest of Mr.
T. P. Poole'a family Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert B. Bell, of Pea Kidge,
was the guest of Mrs. W. D. Byrd
Misse.; Klla Peterson and Nina Poole
were in Laurens Saturday.
Mrs. Sallie Poole was in Laurens
Mrs. P. K. Abercrombie and children,
of Young's, are the guests of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peterson.
Messrs. J. W. Hlakeley, Hugh Don
nan ami T. P. Poole were in Laurens
Miss Sarah Lipscomb is the guest of
Mrs. W. D. Byrd.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Donnan visited in
Pea Ridge Saturday and Sunday.
Ml*. A. K. Cleveland spent Sunday at
Our Madden Letter.
Madden, July 3.?Mr. Arthur Finley
who has been visiting relatives and
friends here and, at Waterloo, has re
turned to his home near Westminster.
Judge Thompson, P. II. Martin, and
B. V. Culbertson attended the barbecue
at Mountvillc last Saturday.
Miss Juanita Martin leaves today for
a visit to friends and relatives at Wood
rufl Mid Miss Omega Madden goes to
Waterloo to spend a few days with Miss
Mr. John Thompson is at home from
Fort Valley. Ga.
Mrs. M. T. Allison is spending this
week with her niece, Mi's. Lena
Master Brooks Martin is now in Clin
Notice is hereby given that A. Dial
Gray, of Lat rens, S. C, formerly as
sociatcd in the plumbing business with
K. L. McNally, of Union, S. C, under
the style and nan?9 of Laurens Plumb
ing Company, at Laurens, S. C, severed
his connection in all respects with said
concern on the 7th day of May, 190(5, at
which time bis entire interest and stock
in tho said company was purchased by
the said R. L. McNally, who assumes
all the indebtedness and other obliga
tions of the said Company, and the said
A. Dial Gray has not since that time
!',. ii in anywise, directly or indirectly,
connected with said concern. The bus
iness will he continued under the said
name by R. L. McNally alone, as the
owner and proprietor thereof. All
parties indebted to the said comp; y
will make payment to the said V. L
McNally. or his authorized agent, J. L.
A. DIAL GRAY,
R. L. MCNALLY.
Laurens, ;;. C, Juno 20* 1906. 48 3t
OUR WEEKLY LETTER FROM CLINTON.
Reception Given to Bride?Three Deaths
Reported?Book Club Disbands.
Clinton, July 2.?The friends and rel
atives of Mrs. Elizabeth Adair, wife of
Mr. J. W. Adair, were shocked to hoar
of ber death Saturdav night at the res
idence of her daughter, Mrs. Maggie
.Hays. She was a lovely Christian
character and will be griatly missed by
a large circle. She is survived by her
husband, Mr. J. W. Adair. and one
child, Mrs. Maggie Hays; and a brother,
Mr. D. D. Little; and a sister, Mrs.
Emma Glonn, of Spartanburg. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev.
W. P. Jacobs at the First Presbyterian
church at six o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Parrott leaves today to
visit her sister, Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Jr.,
at Alka-Lithia Springs, N. C.
Misses Lula and Jessie Moseley, and
Delia Bowel's of Prosperity were the
guests last week of Mi's. James R.
Miss Elizabeth Spencer leaves Wed
nesday to spend the months of July and
August in the mountains of North Car
On Juue 2fUh, Mrs. James R. Cope
land gave one of the prettiest receptions
of the summer complimentary to Mrs.
T. Duck Copeland. The guests were
greeted in the reception hall by Mrs. J.
1. Copeland and Miss Lula Moseley,
who were becomingly gowned in laven
dar and pink. In the front parlor, which
was decorated in white, were the re
ceiving party. Mrs. James R. Copeland
wore a lovely dress of blue crepe de
Chine, Mrs. Duck Copeland wore her
bridal dress of soft whito silk, witn
trimmings of lace and accordion plaited
frills. Misses Jessie Moseley and Delia
Bowers were in their bridesmaid gowns
dainty white organdies. From this
room *he guests passed into the back
Kirlor, with its decoration of Marcchal
eil roses and ferns. A delightful lunch
was served in the dining room by Misses
Bessie and Pearl Hays and Amy Cope
land. An exquisite bowl of pink hy
drangeas decorated the centre table and
tall vases of pink roses were placed
about the room. In tho evening, Mrs.
Copeland again entertained and a large
number of guests called to meet the
bride and wish Mr. and Mrs. James R.
Copeland many happy returns of the
day, it being their wedding anniversary.
Rev. Ebb Kennedy of Abbeville was
one of the visitors in town last week.
Mrs. A. E. Spencer and son, Almon,
are spending a few days at Montreat,
Miss Grace Martin entertained a
party of friends on Friday evening in
honor of Miss Addie Horton, her guest
for a few days.
The Friendly Dozen were the guests
of Mrs. R. Z. Wright on Tuesday after
noon. The club decided to have no more
meetings until fall, so many members
being absent during the summer
Mr. J. P. Pearson and Miss Maude
Pearson returned from Woodruff last
Wednesday. Their mission in Woodruff
was a sad one. They were returning
from the funeral of Mr. Pearson's
brother, Mr. Mason Pearson, who was
one of the leading men of his community.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Copeland died Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Frank Bailey, mother of Dr. T.
L. Walker Bailey, died at her home in
the county on Monday.
With a Vengeance!
BARGAIN TALK THAT WILL MAKE TOWN TALK!
Crash Down Goes Prices on all Dry Goods, Notions, Millinery, Skirts, etc.
Nothing Reserved. Don't Miss this Passing Event.
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We Sell and Recommend the Follovyijng:
Glenn Springs Mineral Water,
? White Stone Lithia Water,
Harris Lithia Water,
Stomp Springs Mineral Water,
If you wish to keep well and strong this hot weather and avoid fever drink some
_ofthe above waters regularly. These waters are pure.
We have on hand a full and complete line of the different varieties
of Fresh Turnip Seed, among them being the well known
Rutabaga, Purple Top,
These seeds are all strictly fresh. We carried over none from last season.
Buy Ours! They are Fresh!
IAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA