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Mr. Fowler ^nters Upon
His Work Auspiciously,
V SPECIAL * SFltVICE
Schools and Colleges Beginalog to Open
for Ibe ScssIons?-Locals
Clinton Sept. 2.?The first of Septem
ber means a fresh Btart along most
lines in Clinton.
The Baptists had the great pleasure
of welcoming their new pastor, the
Rev. Lewis Fowler, at a special service
Sunday night. The Presbyterians and
Methodists joined in this service, the
Rev. Dr. Jacobs and the Rev. Mr.
Hodges extending Mr. Fowler a wel
come on behalf of their congregations,
the pastors of the city, and the com
munity at large. A large and repre
se? ' -\tivc congregation assembled to
hca Mr. Fowler and he won all hearts.
He is a man of marked ability, and
modesty and gpod sense were also
?inccd in his introductory remarks,
prtld a high tribute to the memory
of h?. r>rcdecesBor and asked for the
low* and support of his people in the
responsibilities and labors before him.
His sermon was based on the text,
"LonL/tyhat wilt thou have me to do?"
Mr. Fowler's sermon was satisfying to
the spiritual needs of his hearers, and
delighted its literary quality also.
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler were the guests
of Mrs. Fowlers uncle, Mr. H. L. Todd,
for a few days while they were arang
ing their goods in the parsonage.
Mr. Fowler preached at Hurricane
The new firm of Boland & Dillard
opened on Saturday. These young gen
tlemen carry a line of gents furnish
ings. Mr. Joe Little is clerking for
Mr. Irby Hipp who has been with
Young's Pharmacy began work for the
Copcland-Stone Company the first.
The new firm of Bell Bros, has been
opened in the past month.
The Thornwell Orphanage schools
opened on Monday with an attendance
of nearly three hundred.
The graded school will open on Wed
nesday Sept. 11th. Mr. J. G. Colbert,
the now superintendent arrived this
week with his family and is occupying
Mrs. Kennedy's residence on Centen
The college will open the eighteenth.
Tt is reported that a larger attendance
than any previous year is expected.
Cotton is coming in readily. Mr. A.
M. Copeland sold the first bale of now
cotton to Mr. Guy Pitts nt 13 1-8 cents
last week. It is said that the crops
about here will be very good.
A number of social pleasures have
enlivened the week. There was a
dance Wednesday night. The Misses
Sumcrcl gave a delightful party to the
young set Thursday night. Miss Fran
ces Copeland entertained the Cecilian
Music Club Friday afternoon. The
Nations Club met Thursday morning
with Mrs. Edgar Owens.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bailey and Mr.
Cyrus Bailey have returned from Brc
Misses Marion and Emmie McCrary
have returned from Montreat.
Dr. Bean'R family and Mr. Spencer's
family arc expected to return from
Montreat this week.
Mr. W. B. Farr and Mr. J. W. Cope
land Jr., returned this week from the
Mrs. W. B. Farr and Master William
visited Mrs. Pitts the. past two weeks.
Mrs. S. F. Vance is reported very ill.
Mr. Scay lias moved into the house
owned by Mr. Chaney Stone on the
railroad, vacating the Horton house.
The family of Mr. H. I. Horton will
return to Clinton to live within the next
Miss Lcda Todd of Simpsonville is
visiting friends in Clinton.
Mrs. R. Z. Wright and party have
returned from Jamestown.
Mr. Ed. Adair is away on a trip to
Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. Phillips are at
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.
Annual Meeting Being Held With First
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Missionary Union, auxiliary to the
Laurcns Baptist Association is being
held with the First Baptist Church, the
sessions having opened yesterday
morning with a sermon by the Rev. J.
In the afternoon reports from the
various bands represented were sub
mitted and very interesting exorcises
by the children were executed.
Last night at 8 o'clock the Union was
addressed by the Rev. L. M. Roper, D.
D., of Spartanburg.
Two sessions will be held today, and
adjournment will be reached at 3
o'clock this afternoon.
First New Bale.
The first bale of the new crop of cot
ton received on the Laurens market
was sold at auction on the square last
Thursday morning by Mr. J. W. A.
Boyd who farms just beyond the city
limits. The hsle weighed 410 pounds
and was bid off by Mr. J. F. Bolt at
13 5-16. The staple Is opening rapidly
now and there is complaint to the ef
fect that the crop has deteriorated fast
for the past ten days.
? PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. Albert Dial went to Jamestown
Mrs. H. K. Aiken is at Honderson
villc, N. 0.
Mr. G. B. Taylor of Princeton was in
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Counts are visit
ing iti Prosperity.
Dr. H. A. MeLeod spent Sunday at
Mr. A. M. Copeland of Clinton was
in the city Monday.
Dr. H. K. Aiken spent the week-end
at Hendcrsonville, N. C.
Mr. W. Wallace of Cray Court sec
tion was in the city Monday.
Mr. D. E. Tribble of Clinton was in
the city on business Monday.
Mr. C. II. Boner has returned from a
weeks stay at Glenn Spring.
Dr. Charles A. Elicit returned Sat
urday from a trip to Richmond.
Mrs. Mary Reid visited friends and
relatives in Anderson last week.
Mr. Jeff Armstrong is clerking for
R. W. Willis, the furniture dealer.
Mr. W. L. Stone, of Rabun section,
was in town yesterday on Business.
Mrs. Josephine G. Watts has return
ed to the city from Brevard, N. C.
Mr. T. R. Simpson, of Barksdale,
was in the city Monday on business.
The Misses Riser of Selma, Ala., are
visiting their aunt Mrs. W. R. Riehey.
Mrs. C. E.' Gray and Master Clark
left for Ruthurfordton, N. C. Satuday.
Miss Lidia Sloan of the Pea Ridge
section visited relatives in the city first
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Shands of Clin
ton were the guests of friends in town
Messrs. R. Vance Irby and das. W.
Dunklin have returned from an automo
bile trip to Pendleton, s. C.
Mr. Carl b.wksdale returned to Clin
ton Sunday afternoon, having spent his
vacation with home folks and friends
Mrs. fit S. Temploton spent several
days of last week at Williamston with
her father, Mr. David L. Reeves.
MV. W. M. Bates, manager of the
dinner house at the depot, left Sunday
for a visit to his old home near Rich
Miss Othella Milan) and little Miss
Edna Cureton of Oreenville at? the
guests of Maj. and Mrs. A. Huff on
West Main street.
Mr. G. Marshall Moore, editor of the
Piedmont, Greenville's afternoon pa
per, was in the city Friday and paid
THE Advertiser a pleasant call.
Miss Blanche Clardy, of Greenwood,
was in the city a few days ago on her
way to Tato Springs, New Port and
Smoky Mountain, East Tennessee.
Mr. W. E. Touchstone- at uric Uui?.
superintendent at the Laurens Cotton
Muls and now a successful farmer at
Fountain Inn, was in Laurens a short
Messrs. J. Y. Garlinglon, A. C.
Todd, L. G. Balle, Jr., Stobo Young
and E. D. L?ngsten comprised an auto
mobile party which took in Harris
Squire F. M. Sexton began his du
ties as out side man for Watts Mill
Tuesday. Mr. Sexton hat been in the
employ of the Laurens Cotton mills for
a number of years, having accepted the
position at Watts with Mr. Lucas on
the anniversary of his hiring to him ten
WHAT ABOUT THE
Reported That Insect Resembling Texas
Cotton Destroyer has Appear
ed at Waterloo.
It was reported u few days ago from
Waterloo that an insect resembling the
Texas boll weevil hail appeared in the
cotton in that section. The Advertiser
endeavored to find out something later
as to the work and seopo of the sup
posed weevil, but farmers who were
here Monday from around Waterloo
did not seem to attach much importance
to the ravages of the insect, though,
the forms have been withering and
droping off for two weeks, as they al
ways do at some period. This is one of
the peculiarities of the plant.
If the farmers find that an insect
worm of any description is damaging
cotton it would be well to take advan
tage of the following suggestion taken
from Tuesday's issue of TliO Stotel
newspaper, which was made by Mr. E.
D. Smith in reference to the Laurens
"Mr. E, D. Smith, field agent, goes
today to a meeting of the executive
committee of the Southern Cotton asv
sociation at Jackson, Miss. Ho urges
the Laurens farmers to send him sam
ples of the infested plants in that coun
ty. Mr. Smith would like to see the
weed, leaves, bolls and all parts of the
cotton so that if the pest be not the
weevil he may submit it to farmers
from different sections for an opinion.
In the meantime he advises the Laurens
farmers to get into communication
with Prof. Chas, H. Chambliss at
We will have a Majestic Range in
operation in our store every day during
trie week from Sept. 23 to 28th. Be
sure to come in and let us show you all
about the Great Majestic Range
whether you entend to buy or not.
3. M. & E. H. Wilkcs & Co.
Saved Her Son's Life.
The happiest mother in the little
town of Ava, Mo., is Mrs. S. Ruppce.
She writes: "One year ago my son was
down with such serious lung trouble
that our physician was unable to help
him; when, by our druggist's advice i
began giving him Dr. King's New Dis
covery, and I soon noticed improvement.
I kept this treatment up for a few
weeks when he was perfectly well. He
(has worked steadily at carpenter work.
Dr. King's New Discovery saved his
life." Guaranteed best cough and cold
cure by Laurens Drug Co., and Palmct
jto Drug Co. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
I Trial bottle free.
BOTTOM CORN ON
Col. Whartou and Capt Smith of Waterloo
Have Excellent Crops of Both
Corn and Cotton.
Messrs D. H. Counts and M. J.
Owings, both of whom are regarded as
very successful business men in their
respective lines and a mighty strong
combination on sizing up a crop of corn
or cotton, went down and spent last
Wednesday with Col. J. H. Wharton
and Mr. D. C. Smith on their farms
In speaking of their visit to a repre
sentative of The Advertiser Messrs
Counts and Owings declared that Col.
Wharton had, without doubt, the finest
body of bottom corn in this section. In
fact ther%are two bodies of it, one of
which is a 'jgjggnificiont stretch of a
mile and a quarter along the creek. In
addition he has a Hold or two of very
fine upland corn. The bottoms as well
as the uplands was planted and cultiva
ted on the popular method of growing
corn known as the Williamson plan.
Mr. Counts estimates the yield on the
bottoms at 75 bushels per acre and that
on the uplands at '10 to 50.
The Laurens visitors were also car
ried away with the experimental cotton
farm conducted by Col. Wharton. In
one largo field he has live well known
varieties of cotton which has been cul
tivated on the intensive plan and all of
which promises a very large yield now.
Mr. Smith, as everybody in Laurens
knows, is a very successful planter, and
be, like Col. Wharton, takes great
pleasure v showing his friends over bis
A Card from Mr. McGowan.
Mr. Editor: In my communication
last week you made me speak the op
posite of what I wrote. In a certain
sentence you have me saying: "The
City Council ought to disregard petition
for extension of the water works," the
word "not" being ommitted after the
word "ought." It should have been
printed: "The City Council ought not
to disregard petition for the extention
of the water works."
For instance, on the eastern part of
the town, by extending the water mains
1100 yards to the dwelling of J. Wade
Anderson live dwelling houses would
get the benefit of the public water. By
extending the water main to the resi
dence of Mr. .lernigen some five or six
residences would receive the benefit of
Now these people pay the tax for the
water supply and they ought to receive
some benefit of the Barop hn hhnir nrnn
erty when the houses to be relieved are
so close and along the same line.
F. P. McGOWAN.
Pension Board Reorganized.
The township representatives mot
here on Monday and reorganized the
Laurens County Pension Hoard for an
other year which is composed of W. P.
Coker, J. l\ Caldwell, .lohn M. Hud
gens and U. P. Adair.
W. P. Coker was subsequently elec
ted chairman of tho board, Dr. .J. T.
Poole, physician, and John M. Hudgons,
County Pension Commission, r.
The Pension Commission will be in the
office of the County Auditor every Sat
urday in January next for the purpose
of receiving applications for pensions.
Whal Our Reporter Saw in New York.
A recent visit to one of largest paint
factories in the world, disclosed maohj?
nery that was producing 10,000 gallons
of Paint,and doing it better and in less
time than 100 gallons could be made by
This was the celebrated L. & M.
The L. & M. Zinc hardens L. & M.
White Lead and makes L. & L. Paint
wear like iron for 10 to 15 years.
-I gallons L. iSi. M. mixed with I', gal
lons Linseed Oil makes 7 gallon.; of
paint at a cost of less than $1.25 per
If any defect exists in L. & M. Paint,
will repaint house for nothing.
Donations of L. & M. made to
churched. Sold by
J. H. & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton.
P1BNIC AT DIALS.
Woodmen and Farmers' Union Hold
Joint Celebration Last Friday.
Several hundred people attended the
picnic at Dials last Friday which was
given jointly by the Woodmen of the
World and the Farmers' Union. Old
Dials is a mighty fine place for any
sort of a gathering to assemble and en
joy a day.
Friday's picnic had been well adver
tised and people from almost every
section of the county were in , atten
dance. All of the invited speakers for
the occasion were present and for sev
eral hours the crowd was regaled with
much oratory and eloquence. The
speakers were Hon. O. P. Goodwin,
Solicitor R, A. Cooper, Messrs. C. A.
Power and J. F. Bolt, Col. J. H. Whar
ton, Hon. J. M. Cannon, Congressman
J. T. Johnson and Superintendent of
Education R. W. Nash.
The Second and Third section of the
I.aureus Association will meet with the
Mt. Galieghor Baptist Church on Fri
day before the fifth Sunday in Septem
ber. All churches in said sections are
urgently requested to send delegates.
Friday morning, 11 o'clock: Intro
ductory Sermon, by Rev. W. D. Ham
mett. Organization. Recess.
Friday afternoon: First Query: The
Christian's Duty in Bearing one An
other's Burdens, and in promoting the
Communion of Saints in Love. Galla
tions 6: 1-5.?R. Hawkins, J. N. O'Dell,
.1. M. Shell, Jas. E. Martin, J. O. Mar
Saturday morning, 10 o'clock: De
votional Exercises conducted by Pastor.
Second subject: The Parable of the
Sower.?Matt. 13: 3-9: 4th verse, H.
H. Machen, J. O. Martin; 5th and (5th
verses, R. D. Boyd, W. D. Hammett;
7th verse, Lewis Martin, E. C. Watson;
8th verse, T. B. Brown, J. D. Pitts.
Third Query: Is the Commission given
in Mark 1G 15 binding upon us? If so,
to what extent? Jno. R. Finley, Jas.
Simpson, C. B. Bobo, J. D. Pitts.
Sunday morning, 10:30 o'clock: Sun
day School Mass meeting. Address by
Jno. M. Hudgens. 11 o'clock, Mission
ary Sermon by Rev. E. C. Watson.
T. S. LANGSTON,
SOME AUTOMOBILE LAWS.
AI. . es dive Trouble Both Ways
New Haven, Conn., Aug 29. The
t,i a\ conviction uuuei uic net? .un> ....
bile law was made at Madison, where
an automobilist was fined $20 and costs
for failure to slow up when approaching
a frightened horsC. The first arrest
under the new law, which prohibits the
throwing of any article upon tho high
way which would injure rubber tires,
was also made.
An automobilist, after leaving Ches
ter in tho eastern part of the state had
three of his tires cut up. He found a
(rap had been set, made of a wooden
frame, into which shingle nails, the
cutter bar from a mowing machine and
two chisels had been set. With the
coiling bar up this framo had been
tightly buried into the highway. State
Highway Commissioner McDonald was
notified of the trap and a state police
officer went to Chester and ina(|e one
Watermelons to Sparc,
Mr. 1). S. Lynch of Cross Anchor
brought a load of splendid watermelons
to Laurens on last Wednesday and
another load on Thursday. With a
practised eve and a big heart Mr. Lynch
readily recognized tho hardest worked
and least paying professions and selec
ted two of tho choicest melons of the
lot, presenting one to a deserving
physician and the other to occupants
of The Advertiser office.
Mr. Lynch stated that he had pulled
over 700 melons from a half acre
Mr. Harris, the Inventor. 1o show the
Practical Operations of Cotton Hoe.
A public demonstration of the real
worth of the cotton hoeing and culti
vating machine recently invented by
Mr. W. A. Harris, of this city, which
was made yesterday afternoon, was in
every sense of the word a revelation to
many who witnessed it. The exhibi
tion was made on a patch of cotton on
Mr. Harris' lot on John street and the
machine which has undergone a number
of changes and improvements in the
last few months clearly showed that it
is the future means of effecting this
part of the cultivation of the crop.
The machine is a sulky arrangement
with revolving hoes and a cultivating
attachment which does the work with
wonderful rapdidity and regularity.
There are three cardinal changes of
the gearing and numerous changes in
the adjustment of the revolving hoes
which will make it possible to space
the cotton to any distance desired. It
is drawn by one horse and the operator
is provided with a seat upon the sulky.
The several adjustments make it pos
sible to regulate also the depth that
the hoes are intended to cut into the
ground and a steering device makes it
possible to keep the hoes always cut
ting in the desired line.
The test yesterday spaced the cotton
about eighteen inches apart, and left
not more than three stalks in one
place. The cultivating device which
is arranged at the rear of the machine
Rives the crop a good cultivation after
the machinery had done the work of
thinning it out properly. It will easily
do the work of ten men with common
hoes, and the numerous adjustments
and the cheapness with which repairs
can be had will make it one of the most
practical pieces of agricultural machin
ery before the public. It can be man
ufactured at a reasonable price and
will be in the reach of every farmer.
At the exhibition yesterday some of
the best farmers in this paft of the
county and Anderson county were pres
ent and pronounced it a success. All
reinforcements of the mechanical parts
of the machine which have been planned
and executed by Mr. Harris since its
first trial in spring, have tendered to
make it more nearly what it must bo
to stand all the work to which it will
be put. Along with the spectators
yesterday, were a number of the stock
holders of the company which was or
ganized some months ago for the man
ufacture of the machine. They were
all enthusiastic in their praises of the
Plans were also mane yesieruay tor
an extensive exhibition of the machine
in Columbia during the next state fair
and it is probable that a number of
acres cotton will be planted on the
fair grounds for the purpose of dem
onstrating to the public wdiat tho ma
chine can do. A number of these ma
chines will also be built and sold to
farmers all over the cotton belt for a
trial next spring. In ell except very
rocky sections of the country, it is be
lieved that the machine w\.i work to
perfection. The company for the man
ufacture of it is thorouhly organized
and capitalized by some of the best
business men In tho city.
While this machine is not expected
to do its work in v very detail as per
fectly as a man with a hand hoe, yet
it is thought it will be a great advan
tage to a farmer as it will enable him
to thin out and put in a growing condi
tion all of his cotton as soon as the
plant can be cultivated. It will also
make the work of the hand hoe much
lighter.?From recent issue The State,
Columbia, S. C.
County Hoard held examination last
Friday August 3Qtn*,
Applicants for Citadel |t. A. Sul
livan, Jr., W. Hoy Gray and ,'. Folly
For Wofford Fitting School
Wilson of Alma S. C.
Results will be announced later.
ELECTION FOR 111UII
Proposition is to Form District From
Laurens Township Districts
1,4,5, and II.
Oi. Friday, Sept. 6th., an election
will b held in the Town of Laurena to
decide as to the establishment of a
High r :hool District to be composed of
Distrko No. 1, 4, !>, and 11 of Laurens
Township. If the election carries this
High School District will receive from
the State appropriation for that pur
pose several hundred dollars. There
will be no tax levied for the reason
that sufficient funds are already set
aside, in Laurens special School Dis
trict No. 11 to entitle the proposed
High School District to a part of the
funds appropriated by the State Legis
lature at its last aesaion.
A registration certificate and tax re
ceipt are necessary to the privilege of
voting at this election and overy quali
fied elector in the above mentioned dis
tricts has the right to vote.
Should this effort fail Laurens Town
ship will not participate in the distribu
tion of these funds and consequently
derive no benefit from same.
.Minimum Price Fixed at 13 Cents.
South Carolina will instruct Presi
dent E. D. Smith of the Southern Cot
ton association io vote for a price of at
least 13 ?. ?ntif*per pound for cotton sold
this year. This was decided upon here
yesterday at a meeting of the presi
dents of the county associations of cot
ton growers, there being about 40
delegates present from 21 counties.
All of the delegates agreed that t'.'s
should be the minimum price for cotton
so far as South Carolina is concerned
and from reports received on conditions
of the crop the farmers are now pas
sing through the critical period. The
cotton crop is late and there is little
chance for an increase in the estimate,
which is one million bales for South
Carolina, but a chance for a decrease,
with unfavorable weather conditions.
This State, however, is in better con
dition than any cotton growing State
and therefore is in condition to dictate
Mr. Smith thought that the entire
crop would amount to about 12,600,000
bales, or a million less than last year
and the South Carolina officials of the
association are wMling for 13 cents as
a line-below which no halo shall be sold
and should conditions be still further
unfavorable the price should be even
higher. The matter of price for cotton
at the meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Southern Cotton associa
tion, to be field at Jackson, Miss., next
BAILING OF COTTON.
Tho association oUo adopted an im
portant resolution agreeing to push the
use of low grade cotton for the manu
facture of heavy duck for bagging in
place of the jute and burlaps, now used.
This heavy duck could not only be used
for cotton but for grain and fertilizer.
At present the use of burlap and jute
causes American cotton to arrive in
European ports badly damaged and
bursting through tho bales while the
cotton from Egypt and India is well
packed and brings higher prices.
President Smith will bring this up at
the cotton meeting at Jackson and will
endeavor to pass the Sqqth Carolina
idea a,s it is, of vast tinportanoe to tho
Sons and Daughters Meet.
Pursuant to the call last week of Mr.
W. C. Wharton quite a large number of
Sons and Daughters met in the court
house on Monday, for the purpose, 0*
indicated in the call, of t:\ldiig up the
work of oofiouting funds for tho pro
posed monument to the memory of the
A central commit tee was na med
which will labor in conjunction with
the several township CQmjrdtlees here
after t.q ha seleotedl
I RED IRON RACKET? |
Burn's Famous Department Stores Sell
|| flore Goods for Same Money - - = = Same Goods for Less Money
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Dry Goods. Millinery, No=
tions and Racket Goods, Crockery-ware, Glass
ware, Tin=ware, Window Shades, Rugs, Trunks
and Valises, Umbrellas and Sunshades, Patent
Medicines, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc., Etc. /. .'.
RED IRON RACKET
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week -
- Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg, S. C
l LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
Court of General Sessions convenes
The county board of registration held
its regular monthly meeting Monday.
Mr. David Jennings who is pleasantly
remembered in Laurcns was in tho city
a short time Saturday enroute to
Mr. Oscar Henderson, son of Mr. B.
L. Henderson of Mt. Gallagher hits ac
cepted a )>osition as salesman with tho
Watts Mills store.
Messrs D. A. Davis and W. H. An
derson who have been in the Northern
markets since sometime in August,
have returned to Laurens.
Mr.s Rufus Fant of Anderson was to
address the Civic League yesterday af
ternoon but the evening was so bad
that the lecture was i>ostponed.
Mr. Frank McCravey, of Laurens
who hns been spending several days in
the city with friends, left yesterday
for his home. Greenville News*
The tent meeting which is being con
ducted by the Rev. N. J. Holmes and
others is attracting large crowds and
much interest is evinced in all services.
Mr. Larry Rogers, for several years
a salesman here, left Monday for Rock
Hill where he has accepted a position
with A. Fricdheim, one of the largest
merchants in the up-country.
Rev. W. E. Callender will preach at
Christs' Church, Norfolk, Va., during
the month of September. There will
be no services at the Episcopal Church
here until the first Sunday in October.
Mr. J, S. Machen, who recently re
turned from a Northern trip which ex
tended to the Dominion of Canada, says
the oat crop which was just ripening in
the vicinity of Toronto appeared to be
Mr. T. Rex Simpson a popular young
man of the Barksdale section who
recently took a course in shorthand and
typewriting at Milledgeville, Ga., has
accepted a position with The Adver
Mr. A. B. Langston, of Madden,
passed through the city yesterday on
Iiis way home. Mr. Langston gradu
ated from Furman several years ago
and is well known in the.city. Green
Messrs James E. Minter and E. Per
mi Minter returned Saturday morning
from an Extended Northern trip which
was devoted principally to business,
that of buying stocks of goods for their
stores at Laurens and Sedalia.
Mr. Arthur Rogers, a skilled me
chanic who received bis training at the
Laurens Furniture factory, has gone to
Columbus. Ga., where he has taken a
position at a good salary with the Co
lumbus Showcase Mfg. Co.
Rev. Robt. Adams will return this
week from his vacation which has been
spent in tho mountninds of North Caro
lina, and on Sunday morning the
regular service will be resumed at the
First ^ost^tenju^^ imjuiry Dp ,
IL K. Alken, President of the Chamber
of Commerce, received a telegram from
T. J. Maxwell , Supt., yesterday slat
ed that a telegraph operator was en
route for Laurona and that he l oped
to have the otllcc open to-day.
Mr. Thos. E. Peterson of Rosedale,
Miss., is visiting his mother and other
relatives in the city. Mr. Peterson
farms on \\ large scale and plants the
long staple cotton with fine fuJOQOSB,
He says he has an average crop this
Mr. and Mr.s J. M. Philpot left the
first of the week for Atlanta to see
their son, (Dr. J, V. Kern) who is very
ill of Typhoid fever, and is now at the
Grady Hospital. Dr. Kern's friends
are very anxious about him and are
impatiently waiting reports of his re
Rev. A. B. Langston for the past
two ye<\r^ a Mludent at the Baptist
Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.,
who has been spending his vacation at
homo and elsewhere, will return to
Louisville this week, although tho Sum
mery does not open until the first of
October. Mr. Lajlg?ton will finish bis
course th.i.3 s?_?slon. During his vaca
tion he was engaged in revival meeting
for five successive weeks in Qcjonee
County, returning to Maddens last Fri
LAST STAU ROUTE
Also Two of thu County's Oldest Post
Offices-?County Mail Service
Under instruct ihn? from the Postof
fice Department the star route from
Laurens to Princeton was discontinued
September 1. This was the h'.nt of the
old star route;: in the riervieo in Laurens
County, and now like tho rest it has
boon supplanted by tho rural free de
livery system. With it also goes two
of the county's oldest postollices,
Tumbling Shoals and Alma.
The discontinuance of the above
oilices t>nd the star route is regretted
by a groat many patrons of both, and
While they are to be supplied by the It.
F. 1). service, mail in some instances it
will be a little later reaching tbein.
And Cal Harper, the faithful colored
mail rider on the Laurens and Prince
ton route for many years, is taking a
rest and when lie returns to work again
it will not be to resume his daily trips
as star route mail rider. For about
twenty years Cal has boon a familiar
figure on tho road leading west from
the city out by Alma and on to Tum
bling Shoals and Princeton. Formerly
the route extended on to Helton and it
required two days to make the trip.
Picnic at Copcland School.
A neighborhood picnic will bo given
at Copeland school, l\ miles northeast
of Laurens, on next Saturday, Sept.,
7th. There will be several speakers
for the occasion and a good time is ex
pected. The ladies will serve refresh
ments, the proeoods of which will go
to the furnishing of the school building.
The old veteran, T. F. Senn will fur
nish barbecued meats. All aro re
quested to bring well filled baskets.
Dr. King's New Life Pills
The beat In the world.
CROSS HILL H?1
Horse Killed in Sing*
Something About Visitc
Ciws Hill, Sept., 2. -A
Knights of Pythias was orgnnl
last week. Quito a number
were here at the organizat
whom were Messrs. ET. H3j
W. A. McSwain of Newberl
Carlisle of Spartanburg, J. A.
sett of Columbia, Prof. Marti
Clinton and C. A. Power of Lai
Miss Mathias of Enoreo, S. 0
mate of Miss Wihner Haimey hfl
visiting her the past week.
Our accommodating Pnpi
It. G. Crisp has returned
ing a while at dicers and Cht A
The Misses Dennis of Ncwbel
visiting at Mr. R. T. HollingswoH
Mr. Daniel Peeks is visiting In!
He with his sisters, Misses Sallie
Frankie Beeke have just returded fr^
a trip to the Jamestown Exposition.
Mr. Enoch Pinson contractor is
ing the work on Mr. Barmor'
house. It will soon be filnished?
Mr. Brskino Campbell son of RovH
E. Campbell of New York is visit.il
bis aunt, Mrs. N. 1. Willi.uns. Mr.
Campbell is a student in the Theoligi-i
cal class at Princeton, N. J.
Last Friday night Dr. B. W, NotY/r
was driving down street and Mr. Cari
Proffett up street, their teams collided.[
The shaft of Proffett buggy pcnetratoil
the breast of the Doctor's horse killing
Mr. Albert Garrclt's friends are*
to see his familiar face among tin
Mr. Reid, contractor is having ceihei]
blocks made in a hurry for the n"^
Daughters of the Confederacy.
The J. B. Korshaw Chapter Dav
ters of the Confederacy, held a inoj
pleasant meeting at the home of Mi
C. C. Featherstono Monday nftorno<j
The attendance was good but ought'
have been better. Stops were taiil
at this meeting to give an entert a,
nient for the benefit of the; niorUin
decided that each member of the 01
tor should contribute a dollar 6
the monument, thus giving a nucle
to work upon.
Mrs. Featherstono, the hostess ser
ed delightful ice cream and cake whedj
the business of the meeting was. difc
Come in any day during the week]
from Sept. 23rd to 28th and lot us show
you the Great Majestic Range in opcrui
lion and show you' all the good poinW
about a Majestic.
S. M. .V- E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Notice of Election.
School District No. 7, ?-,iillivi
Township, ? /
An election will he held at Browt
Academy, School District No. 7, .
vans Township, Thursday, Sept. 1
1!><)7, to decide whether a tax of t
(3) mills for school purposes shal
levied and collected in said District.
Those in favor of the tax will \S
"yes," and those opposed "no." 11
gistration certificate and tax rec<
are requirements of electors to vote.
It is ordered that tin- Board of Tn
tees shall act as managers of said < |
lion, which shall be conducted ac
to the rules governing general
Bolls will be open from V a. m. I"
p. in. By order of the Counts Roarj
of Education of Laurons county.
R W. Nash, Chairman*
It. A Dobson,
L. D. Elledge.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
ONE DOLLAR buys a harrt
fresh lime at Watt? Mill store.
ROOMS FOR RENT. I hav.'
nice up stairs rooms for rent and
of household furniture for . i-V.
Rogers, Laurons, s. C.
FOR SALE -Good family i iar ?
will exchange for a good young m
M. L. Copeland.
ONLY $1.00 per barrel for first c
lime at Watts Mill Btoro.
NOTICE You take no chances v..
eidrusting your accounts to us.
handle them with the McCaskoy
lem. Kennedy Bros, Laurens, ?.
LIME FOR SALE. Oar load of r
fresh Hmo at a dollar a barrel. V.
FOR SALE 1 Mule. 1 years oj
buggy Morse .s years old; 1 good <
with calf; also, household and kite
Furniture, Apply to Mrs. LulaDoi
Mount ville, S. ('. 5
YOU NEED SOME LIME. Oe
at Watts Mill store for $1.00 a bai
DO YOU pay for errors (?) und.
old way of "Keeping books?" A
siblo error is instantly detected
the McCaskoy System of koopir
COUntS, We use the McCaskoy S.'
Kennedy Bros., Laurens, S. C.
WANTED Twenty girls to ?
nice sewing. We pay (>0c per
start till learned. Girls that 'Vi
can make 7f?c to $L2f) per day.
board close in $2.25 4>01' wool .
son Overall Factory, o R. Vai
WANTED You to buy oui
legal blanks BUCh as, Title to
t?te, Mortgage of Real Ef'
tel Mortgages, Liens, Lien*
Rill of Sales, Subpoena"
Tickets, Rent Blanks, .1
now in press. Adver
I Company, Laurens, S. C