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Mr. La mar Smith has gone to New
Mr. George Pitts spent Sunday in
Miss Jessie Holt went to Clinton last
week to visit Miss Jessie Dillard.
Miss Willou Boyd has returned from
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Tom Tally in
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thames, of
Charleston, are the guests of Dr. and
Mrs. A. J. Taylor returned toSedalia
Sunday after a visit to Princeton and
Miss"Josie Sullivan has returned from
Brcvard, where she has been attending
a house party.
Mr. Frank E. McCravy visited friends
and relatives in Greenville for a few
days last week.
Mrs. W. H. Anderson left Wednesday
for a visit to her old home in Graf ton,
The reunion of Laurens County Con
federate veteranp Saturday, August
24th , this city.
Miss Annie Anderson has returned to
Hcndersonvillo after a visit to Miss
M iss Ida Patrick, of White Oak, was
the guest of Mrs. J. A. Copeland from
Saturday to Monday.
Miss Julia Gilkerson was the guost
of Mrs. Edgar Owens in Clinton for
a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sloan spent the
week-end in Greenville with Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Templeton.
Miss. Lillian Hcllams, of Greenville,
is visiting Miss. Mary Bell Babb and
other relatives in the city.
Mrs. Sarah Shell Martin and children
of Spartanburg are spending a while in
the city with relatives and friends.
Chief of Police W. S. Bagwell and
family returned Saturday from a visit
to relatives at Walhalla and Belton.
Messrs J. Q. Brown, Judson Langston
and George Brown spent a portion of
last week at Asheville and Baltimore.
Mrs. A. J. Taylor, of Scdalia, and lit
tle-Miss Mary laylor of this city are
visiting relatives in Columbia this
Miss Mary Johnson has returned to
. her home in Spartanburg after a visit
to her grandmother, Mrs. H. W. An
Miss Lida Dillard, of Clinton, and
Miss Eliza McDonald, of Decatqre,
visited relatives in the city a days few
Mrs. S. G. McDaniel and Miss Lois
Nelson McDaniel are spending this
week with friends and relatives in
Messrs Jas. E. Minter of Sedila and
E. Porrin Minter of Laurens left Mon
day for the Exposition and the North
Mr. B. E. Lewis, of Adairsville, Ga.,
is visiting the families of Messrs. John
M. and .Jas. A. Clardy and other rela
tives in Laurens.
Miss Lynn Smith, stenographer at
Watts Mill otlicc, is spending her vaca
tion in Union with tier parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. P. Smith.
Mrs. A. N. Stall, Miss Bessie Stall,
Mary, Annie and Jean McPhearson of
Greenville are the guests this week of
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Dodson.
Mr. W. B. ( lark of the Greenwood
city delivery P. (). department is spend
ing a portion of his vacation at his old
home near Langston church.
Miss Annie and Edna Sitgreaves en
tertained quite a number of friends
Wednesday evening in honor of their
visitor Miss Mayes of Maysville.
Messrs A. Huff, J. P. Bolt, O. W.
Taylor, C A. Power, Mayor C. M. Babb
and Policeman Henry Dodson were
among those who attended the Masonic
picnic at Mt Bethel last Saturday.
Mr. J. N. Wright of Lisbon has re
turned from Paris Mountain, where he
has been spending a week with his fum
ily. He reports that the best crop be
tween Laurens and Greenville is that of
A. R.' Fowler, the no handed preacher
who has had such a remarkable career
in South Carolina.
The Comet Now Visible.
The comet discovered by Prof. Daniel
of Princeton University in June, has
been getting nearer to the sun and
earth, and is now visible to the naked
eye. It has a very bright steller nu
cleous, much comma and a short tail.
It is now about the third magnitude,
and can be located by the persons who
desire to sec it by following these di
rections: At 3 a. m. to 3:30 a. m.,
looking due cast at 45 degrees or more
above the horison, will be seen the
Pleiades a well known star cluster in
Taurus, the Bull, and in a line straight
underneath as one looks is the bright
Htar, Aldebaran and the Hyades, anoth
The comet is entering right among
the Hyades, and on August 1st peeped
almost over the star Aldebaran, a little
SOUth. It can be very well seen with
an opera glass. As the dawn begins at
4 o'clock, observation must be made
between 1 and 2 o'clock.
The comet will be nearest the sun or
September 3, at a distance of 46,000,000
nute:), and from the earth 110,000,000
mile :- It is now 85,000,000 miles from
the sun and 70,000,000 miles from the
earth. It must grow much brighter,
but it is getting clos?r to the sun's rays
- rising only a short time before the
dawn appears ?that we may not be ablo
Xo see it at its best.? Baltimore News.
Rising From the Grave.
A prominent manufacturur, Win. A.
Fertwell, of Lucama, N. C, relates a
most remarkable experience. He says:
"After taking less than three botties
of Electric Bitters, I feel like one ris
ing from the grave. My trouble is
Bl ight's disease, in the Diabetes stage,
I fully believe Electric Bitters ivill cure
me permanently, for it has already
stopped the liver and bladder complica
tions which have troubled me for
years." Guaranteed at Laurens Drug
Co., and Palmetto Drug Co. Price
only 50 cents.
Effect of Automobiles on Roads.
At a meeting of the Los Angeles
hoard of supervisors and the highway
commission G. H. Squires, who re
turned recently from Europe, told of
the building and maintenance of roads
there. Contrary to general belief, he
said, affairs have not yet reached the
stage of perfection abroad, although
they are far in advance of the United
States. Fast autos, he said, are bad for
jj. good roads, and slow autos are good
Wor bad roads. ?Ex.
Good roads In Cuba.
4 It is reported that about eighty miles
*>f good roads will bo built this year in
the province of Havana, Cuba.
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Electric Power Soon Here.
Report? from Boyd's mill section are
alive with the progress made on tho
Reedy River Power Co., dam. The
contractor who evidently knows his
business spared no time nor expense in
getting ready for the job and when he
was ready, rock and stone began to
President Dial states that the power
will be ready for use before 1st of Jan
uary and he is anxious for all those
who contemplate its use to confer with
him so that he may be able to make
estimates and put them in possession
of such other information as may be of
Of course all the power will be con
sumed in the city one way or another
but Mr. Dial is anxious for the small
enterprises to take hold of it first as
they are the ones that it will pay best
to both parties. And besides these are
one of the greatest needs to the city.
Let everybody act quick.
Slay With the Farm.
Much is being said and written urging
the rising generation to stay on the
farm instead of flocking to the great
Tho farm is the very best place for
The same thing can be said in regard
to old folks. It is also the best place
for them. One of the saddest sights
we see is when old folks and middle
aged people, who have lived all their
lives on the farm, raised large families
and surrounded themselves with the
luxuries and comforts which only the
country can furnish and the city cannot
supply?just when they have everything
fixed so they can lay back and enjoy
life -sell the old farm and with it all
that memory cherishes and move to
town, thinking that they will be better
satisfied and that they ha*vc at last at
tained the ease and freedom from care
which is their due after a life's strug
gle with adversity. This would be all
right if it brought about the desired re
sult, but it does not. It all seems very
nice and restful for a while, but in
nearly every ease after a year or so of
town life with its rush and rattle, with
the high prices which they must pay for
the same necessities that they had al
ways heretofore produced themselves,
without horses, cows or chickens, for
these things cannot be kept in town ex
cept at great expense, they begin to
long for the old farm with its milk, but
ter and eggs?plenty for all and some
It is hard feu* a man and a woman
whose lives have always been full of
action to suddenly cease from manual
labor and pass their remaining days in
leisure. The old folks seldom enjoy the
sports and pastimes with which the
youth of the city beguile the passing
hour and time hangs heavy on their
Stay with the farm, whether you be
old or young, and you will never be as
sailed by the ills and bills which nearly
make life a burden to the city dwell
Laughable Forg etf illness.
As Sheridan Knowles, the dramatist,
was walking down the Strand one day
with a friend he stopped to greet a
gentleman, wdio, however, received
him very coldly. "Do you know," said
ho to Knowles, "that you owe me an
"An apology! What for?" asked
"For not keeping that dinner engage
ment you had with me last Thursday.
I had a number of people to meet you,
and you never came or even sent sin
explanation of your absence."
"Oh!, I'm so sorry!" exclaimed
Knowles. "I've such a memory that 1
forgot all about the affair; forgive me
and invite me to another dinner."
It was then arranged that he should
dine with the gentleman on the follow
ing Wednesday, and in order to secure
against the engagement being again
forgotten he there and then recorded
it in his diary. On rejoining his friend
he told him the story of his lapse of
"Who is the gentleman?" asked the
"Well, I'm blessed!" cried Sheridan
Knowles. "I have forgotten bis name."
"That's funny," said the friend,
"but you can easily find it out by re
ferring to the directory. You know
his address, of course."
"No, not even that!" roared the un
happy dramatist. American Press.
She ?I wonder what the Wild waves
He ?That it will all come out in the
Stern Father?I don't knotv what to
do with Harry.
Fond Mother -What's the matter
Stern Father?Why, the young ras
cai exceeds his allowance every month.
Fond Mother Well, there is only
one thing to do?increase it.
Remedy for Diarhroca. Never Known
"I want to say a few words for
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Kemcdy. I have used this prep
aration in my family for the past five
pears and have recommended it to a
number of people in York county and
have never known it to fail to effect a
cure in any instance. 1 foe] that I can
not say <Ov, much for the best remedy
pf the kind in the world." ?S. Jemf
son, Spring Grove, York county, Pa.
This remedy is for sale by the Laurens
Proprietress And why did you leave
your last place?
Maid- I was with some newly married
people and I got tired of their everlast
ing "darling" and "treasure."
Proprletroflj-? Well, I have a place that
will just suit you, then. The people
have been married ten years.
Oh, that's too long I want a little
peace and qujet. Vie Pour Hire.
Doctor Have you consulted anyone
Patient-I went to aee a chemist and
he told me -
Doctor (interrupting)? Don't tell me
that you asked advice of a chemist
No one but a lunatic would take tho no
vice of chemist.
Patient- I was about to say that he
told me to come to you. Cardiff Time,
Projected Railroad Scheine.
The Hon. L. J. Browning, of Sedalia,
a former Representative of Union coun
ty in the State House of Reprentatives,
is exerting himself for. the purpose of
having a company formed to build a
railroad from Whitmire'a to Greer'a, via
Sedalia, Cross Keys, Cross Anchor and
Woodruff. The distance to be covered
is abou^ sixty miles, Nand a ?vpe' built
over this route would connect the Sea
board Air Lino Railway'-and the Atlan
tic Coast Lyie. There are large mills
at both proposed termini and the coun
try traversed is one of the most pros
perous and richest in natural resources]
to be found in this section.
HAD AN AWFUL TIME
ChdfJJpTin'8 Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy Cured Him.
It is with pleasure that I give you
this unsolicited testimonial. About a |
year ago when I had a severe case of
measles 1 got caught out in a hard rain
and the measles settled in my stomach
and bowels. I had an awful time and j
had it not been for the use of Chamber
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy I could not have possibly lived
but a few hours longer, but thanks to
this remedy I am now strong and well.
I have written the above through sim
ple gratitude and I shall always speak
a good word for this remedy.- Sam.
H. Gwinn, Concord, Ga. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
Notice to Clean Streams.
It is ordered by the County Hoard of
Commissioners for Laurens County that
land-owners in said county clean out
streams running through or adjoining
their lands by the fifth day of Septem
ber A. D. 1907, as provided by law.
Done at Laurens, S. ('., this 6th dav of
August, A. D. 1907.
H. B. HUMBERT, Co. Supervisor.
MESSER BABB, Co. Clerk. 2-3t
Sullivan Township Meeting.
A meeting of the taxpayers of Sulli
van Township will be held at Tumbling
Shoals, S. C, on Saturday the 24 dav
Of August A. D. 1907, at 11 o'clock
A. M. for the purpose of taking action
relative to the payment of certain out
standing Bonds of said Township.
All taxpayers of said Township are
urged to be present.
II. B. Humbert
Laurens, S. C, August 13 1907.
In Laurens County, S. C, 200 acres
rich red alluvial soil in Sullivan Town
ship, 10 miles Ware Shoals, 12 miles
Laurens, on Laurens public road, 150
open und rented for 7 bales cotton; one
2-room and 2 four room tenant houses
and necessary outbuildings. Land pro
perly terraced and ditched. Reedy
river is western boundary; HO acres of
rich river bottom. Sell for $3,600, 1-2
cash, balance easy to good party.
Address Lockhart &Co., No. I Leon
ard Building; Augusta, Ga.
Notice of Election.
In consideration of petitions suffi
ciently signed by the freeholders and
electors residing in School District Nos.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 15 .Jacks Township,
Laurens County, asking for an election
for the purpose of voting upon a prop
osition to organize a Township High
School at Renne, S. ('., as provided for
by a recent act of the Legislature.
An election will be held at Sardis
church, Jacks Township. Friday August
80tb., 1907 beginning at 7 A. M. and I
closing at 4 P. M. under the supervision
of Messrs. B. P. Copeland, P. M. Pitts
and A. J. Hollingsworth.
Those favoring the proposition will
vote "For High School," those oppos- |
ing will vote "Against High School."
Registration certificate and tax receipt
are requirements of the elector to vote.
By order of the County Board of Ed
ucation of Laurens County.
R. W. NASH*, Chairman,
R. A. DOBSON,
L. D. ELLEDGE.
Notice of Election.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. I.
An election will be held at the resi
dence? of Mr. J. IL M. Young, School
District No. 1, Laurens Township,
Thursday, August 29th., 1907. to decide
whether a tax of four (4) mill for
school purposes shall be levied and col
lected in said District.
Those in favor of the tax will vote
"Yes" and those opposed "No," Reg
istration certificate and tax receipt are
requirements of election to vote.
It is ordered that l* 3 Board of Trus
tees shall act as managers of said elec
tion, which ?hall be conducted accord
ing to the rules governing general elec
Polls will be open from 7 A. M. to A
P. M.. .
By order of the County Board of Ed
ucation for Laurens County.
R, W. NASH, Chairman,
R. A. DOBSON,
L. 1). ELLEDGE.
Bring Your Thirst
To Our Fountain
It s Quality
Scores of people ask us how we
make it so good.
We'll tell you the secret of it all
lies in using the very purest, fresh
syrups made from selected ripe,
juicy fruit and you know (hero is a
great knack In making drinks at Hie
It can be truly said that half of
the delicjpip^noss of a glass of soda
Is put there by the man who mixes
If you appreciate quality, if you
are thirsty for a delightful, delicious
drink, here it is waiting for you.
Dodson-Eilyvartls Drug Co
A lenflot explaining hovr to get them
will be found in every pockugo of
THE DAINTY DESSERT
(Approved by Pur? Komi CotniulMloner*.)
A lOo. piu-kugo
of Jnll-O liinkori
uuough doMAort for
it In;;.' family.
Sold by nil Kroeere.
The Qoneioe Pur? Food Co., LeRoy.N.Y.
Due West Female College,
Due West, S. C
The ideal place for qu let study, thor
ough work, sweet Christian Influence,
and kind personal oversight. Overflow
ing attendance last year. Greatly im
proved facilities. New Carnegie Hall
with elegant accommodation for IW\
boarders. New and full equipment of
the celebrated Stielf Pianos now being
installed. Electric light, steam heat,
complete waterworks and sewerage.
Delightful climate and splendid health
record. The very best advantages for
the least money. Beautiful catalog.
The President's address till Sept., 1st
REV. JAMEtj BOYCB,
52-Gt. MONTREVT, N. C.
Shoes, Hats, Furnishings
..The One Price Store..
Customers' Shoos Shined Free
Chicora College For Young Women,
Greenville, South Carolina.
A Christian Home School. A High Grade College.
OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY*THE PRESBYTERIES OP THE SYNOD
OF S. C.
B. A.; B. S.; B. L. and M. A. degree courses. Schools of Music, Art, Express
ion and Business. Fllegant buildings und grounds worth $50,000. Modern con
veniences. Handsome Auditorium. Large IMpe Organ. Healthful climate in
Expenses: (A) Tuition, Board, Room ami Fees $183.00.
(B) All included in (A) and Tuition for Music, Art or Expression $203.00.
Lessons under Director, add $10.00. Next session begins September 19th, 1!>07
For Catalogue and information address, S. C. BYRD,
LITTLETON FEMALE COLLEGE.
Splendid location. Health resort. Hot water heat. Electric lights and
othei modern improvements. 210 boarding pupils last year. High standard of
scholarship, culture and social life. Conservatory advantages in music. Advan
ced courses in Art and Elocution. Business College, Bible, and Normal courses
Health record not surpassed. Close personal attention to the health and
social development of each pupil. Uniform worn on all public occasions.
CHARGES VERY LOW. 26th Annual Session will begin on September
18th, 1907. For catalogue, address
REV. J. 1Y1. RHODES, President.
LITTLETON, N. C.
Col. J. Wash Watts' Estate
250 acres, as good land as is in this
Laurens County, possibly the best, of
its acres, more fine timber, less waste
land and more &ood water, with an
extra good eleven room dwelling house
and four good tenant houses, with
good stables, etc.
JOHN D. W. WATTS,
Laurens, S. C.
R. F. D. 5.
Came to a close on Saturday, August 17th.
This sale was in many respects the most suo
cessful sale .we ever held, and we wish to
thank our friends and patrons for their liberal
support which alone made its success possible.
We are daily receiving advance ship
ments of Fall Goods, and we take occasion to
say that while there are advances in some
lines we were fortunate enough to secure the
greater part of our stock at old prices, and
propose to give our trade the benefit
Thanking you again for past liberal sup=
port we solicit a continuance of your valued
We are Showing a Full Line of
Full Parlor Suits
Also a Beautiful Line of Odd Divans, Rockers, Straight Chairs, Corner Chaii
Reception Chairs and Children's Rockers. We have these goods in a vari(
of shapes and styles, and a wide range of prices running from the low-pricl
goods up to the BEST
We have a special contract on this line which enabl
us to offer you better goods for less money than we_
any one else have ever olfered before. A comi
of PRICES and QUALITY will convince you
can SAVE MONEY BY BUYING FROM US,
CHOICE FARMS, TIMBER
T ACTS, BUSINESS and RES
JAMES H. DARBY,
Real Estate Dealer,
WALHALLA, S. C,
Office Peoples Bank ?
DR. CLIFTON ?IONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 8<>; Residence 219.
For sale by M. H. FOWLER.
U N I VERS ITY
OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Head of the State's Educational System.
Library contains 45,000 volumes. New
water works, electric lights, central
heating system. Now domi
tories, gymnasium, Y. M.
C. A. building,
732 STUDENTS 74 IN FACULTY.
The Fall term begins
Sept. ',?. 1i?<irf, Address
Francis P. VKNARLR, Pkktidknt
C1IAPKL nil.l,, n. c,
? Are ?
t& can a waterproofed cloth or
A paper Collar bo sanitary in any
Bcnso of iho word?
A Is any kind of lidrn without
deposit thereon of grime and
^jj dirt when simply smeared oil'
with a damp rag?
t9m Can you feel thai you are
m% (dean and veil dressed when
the dirt simply doesn't show
'ftp but is there just the same?
y Can You f
The dirt is scientifically ro
fc^ moved from all pieces of goods
mm laundered at
. LAU KENS STEAM *,
Si LAUNDRY J
^?J Rhone 60. I.aureus, S. C.
R. A. COOPER,
J. 0. C. Fleming,
E. P. Whakton,
C. D. MoSELEY,
II. K. AlKEN,
S. M. WlLKliS,
C. W. TUNE,
Sce'y and Treas.
.1. F. TOLBERT,
Mgr. Ins. Depart.
C. E. Kennedy
J. vv. Todd,
S. J. Ckak;,
D. A. Davis,
J. W. DuPREE,
M. J. OWINO)
W. J. Fl.kmu
.1. F. Tot.hurt,
w. A. Watts, ]
m. .1. ?winqs,
K. A. Cooi'BKi
Capital Stock $25,000
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds bought and sold. Loans negotiated on Real Es
tate long time and easy payments, Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, can give you the very best Life and Fire Insurance contracts.
We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver,
We offer, subject to previous sale or withdrawal
Five Shares Enterprise Rank at .
Give Us Your Business and Help a Home EnterpridT
DIXIE FLOUR & GRAIN CO.
F. K. SPRATT, Manager.
We carry heavy stocks of Flour, Grain, Feed and
Provisions; and also a complete line of Staple Case
8Goods at our Laurens warehouse.
We make a specialty of handling- direct ship
ments from the mills and elevators. Our connec
tions are the best to be had. Daily wire quotations
from every grain center that ships into this terri
tory. You can't afford to buy Flour, Grain and
Feed before getting our quotations. We study the
markets more closely and keep better posted than
the average dealer.
New Livery Business
When you wish a stylish Rig, Hack or other
Conveyance Phone 203.
We wish to announce that we have
purchased the Barksdale Livery
Business and will continue at the
same stand. We have added a lot
of new and up-to-date vehicles and
solicit a share of your business,
We oiler you the best servier pos
sible. Polite drivers, and good
horses. We will do a general hack
und drayage business and solicit
If you want a Dray, Hack, or Stylish Rig
Phone 203 ?? Phone 203.
Babb & Bishop
Phone 203 - - - Barksdale's Old Stand