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Picnic and Educational
TI1UKK TIMELY TALKS.
Completion of New School House Made
the Occasion for a very De
The patrons and friends of Copeland
school, located in Laurens Township,
three and a half miles from the city,
met Saturday and celebrated the com
pletion of the new school house which
is a very substantial and well appoint
ed budding, worthy of the enterprise
and public spirit of its builders in
The occasion may be denominated as
an educational rally, for the admirable
addresses delivered by the speakers,
Mr. H. W. Nash, county superinten
dent of education, Col. John H. Whar
ton of Waterloo, and Prof. R. A. Dob
son, superintendent of the Laurens
city schools, were mainly devoted to
the different phases of our educational
system. Mr. Nash stressed the impor
tance of education, Col. Wharton re
viewed at length the progress of edu
cational affairs in Laurens county and
congratulated the people upon the new
era and rapid strides being made, and
Prof. Dobson devoted his remarks
principally to the features of tho High
School Act and what the establish ment
of the system promises.
The exercises of the day were pre
sided over by Mr. J. Oliver Templeton.
At the noon hour a sumptuous picnic,
dinner, together with barbecued meats
and hash, was served on the grounds.
Mr. Thos. Senn pi'epared the barbecue
and as might have been expected, more
than one of the visitors and participants
have been heard to remark that "the
bash was the best they ever eat."
This school is taught by Miss Ella
Bell Copeland, daughter of Mr. W. J.
Copeland. In addition to the liberal
support given by the patrons Cope
land school has the benefit of a special
2 mill levy and the term runs from
seven to eight months.
The board of trustees is composed of
Messrs. T. P. Childress, .1. D. Mills
and W. T. Senn. A few months ago
it was decided to build a new school
house. At a cost of about $700, this
was accomplished and now Copeland
school is well equipped and the future
is exceedingly bright.
"Rook learning" is not the only in
struction in store for the pupils of
Copeland school, for the principal, Miss
Copeland, has announced that her
school would at the approaching term
enter the contest for one of the capital
prizes offered by the South Carolina
Woman's Rural School Improvement
Society for the "most improvement of
?school grounds and buildings, etc."
shown during the current school term.
Miss Copcland's school will doubtless
have numerous competitors in the
county, all of which shows the result of
the good work of Miss Nance, Supt.
Nash and other leaders for rural school
K. of P. Delegates.
Laurens Lodge No. 43, Knights of
Pythias, has selected tho following as
delegates to the K. of P. district con
vention which meets at Pacolet Friday.
September 13: Dr. H. K. Aiken,
Messrs J. B. Brooks, G. L. Pitta, John
Bramlett and Rev. W. E. Cullender.
Drop in and have a cup of coffee and
biscuits at our store any day during
(he week from September 23rd to the
28th. We will be glad to sec you if
you intend to buy or not.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We want your subscription but if you
do not get value received we will re
fund the money. Wo are not asking
.something for nothing.
Or. King's New Life Pills
The best In the world.
Mountville News Letter.
Mountville, Sept. 9.?We note the
following; recruits to the corps of work
ers in the different business interests
of the town: Robert Boyce is with John
M. Simmons as salesman and road
man. John C. Hill, the kind and polite
salesman, is with Raaor & Fuller. Jas.
C. Miller can be found again this fall
at the store of Dr. A. R. Fuller. J.
R. Fuller and Sydnoy Crisp are the
managers of the two ginneries of Crisp
We learned that Mr. Walter Pyles
and Mrs. Sula Dendy have rented out
their large farms here to a Mr. Fairer
and others of Union county.
Rev. C. Lf.w'.B Fowler of Clinton will
be here next f aturday to take charge
of his work as Pastor of the Baptist
church. His first service will bo held
at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He
will also preach on 4th., Sunday after
noou at which time a permanent day
will be arranged for the monthly ser
About the middle of last week Crisp
& Son started ono of their ginneries and
up to Saturday night they had ginned
forty bales. Cotton is opening well and
picking begins in earnest this week.
The next session of the Mountville
school begin next Monday, 16th., inst.
Miss Frankie Culbertson one of the
taechers of Mountville school, is at
Jamestown with a party from this
county visiting the Exposition. She
will return this week.
Miss Lillie Culbertson leaves this
week to resume her studies in the
Georgia Normal and Industrial College
Mr. Alsey Mitchell will leave next
week to take up his work again at
The Woods' Reunion.
In traveling through Laurcns county
last week I had the rare good fortune
to meet Judge Woods, who insisted
that I join the relatives of the highly
respected pioneers of the Woods fam
ily, Mr. Melmoth Woods and his wife,
Emily, long since gone to their reward,
in a good reunion at the old homestead
some 3 miles of Owings. On reaching
there I found a busy and beautiful
scene in the yard, for there under the
sheltering branches of great oaks,
probably planted by him whose mem
ory this generation was keeping green,
industrious housewives busied them
selves spreading a most bounteous re
past of the good things from their or
chards, barn yards and pantries.
The much vaunted "yellow leg"
Shanghi was in evidence, having been
offered up as a sacrifice on the altar of
good fellowship, and the aroma that
arose through the over hanging branch
es from his farm was almost as sweet,
if not as sacred as the incense from off
the altars of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
There were between 40 and 50 pres
ent representing of divisions of the
Woods descendants; three generations
being represented, from the grey head
ed grandfather to the cooing baby in
arms. And I want to state in passing,
that I remarked that I had rarely, if
ever seen, a handsomer lot of children
together. The families present were
represented by Messrs. R. J., G. P,, J.
D. and II. D. Woods, also Messrs. Jas
per DuPree, R. O. Hunt, who married
Miss DuPree, C. B. Owings, who mar
ried a Miss DuPree, and W. R. Putnan
and family. Good cheer characterized
the whole occasion, and no doubt these
good people will continue to meet year
after year until the bright little curly
head DuPree will lead a blushing bride
beneath the kindly old oaks.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 2, 1907.
Chamberla Remedy One of the
For manj ..amberlain's Cough
Remedy has constantly gained in favor
and popularity until it is now one of
the most staple medicines in use and
has an enormous sale. It is intended
especially for acute throat and lung
diseases, such as coughs, colds and
croup, and can always be depended up
on. It is pleasant and safe to take and
is undoubtedly the best in the market
for the purposes for which it is intend
ed. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.
Adjourned Wednesday to Meet Next
Year With Chestnut Ridge Church.
After a two days session the Woman's
Missionary Society, auxiliary to the
Laurens Baptist Association, adjourned
last Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
to meet next year with Chestnut Ridge
The sessions of the Union were pre
sided over by Mrs. C. B. Bobo, theasso
ciational superintendent, and the meet
ing was one of the best yet bold by this
body of faithful workers.
Worked Like A Charm.
Mr. D. N. Walker, ediVor of that
spicy journal, the Enterprise, IiOuisa,
Va., says: "I ran a nail in my foot
last week and at once applied Buck
lin's Arnica Salve. No inflammation
followed; the salve simply healed the
wound." Heals, every sore, burn and
skin disease. Guaranteed at Laurens
Drug Co., and Palmetto Drug Co.
Price 25 cents.
CLERK S SALE.
The State of South Carolina, County
of Laurens in Court of Common Pleas.
James C. Hollingsworth and M. E.
Stone as administrators and James C.
Hollingsworth in his own right et al
Eannie Stone and John Quincy Hollings
Pursuant to a Decree of the Court in
tho above stated case, I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens C. IL, S. C, on salesday in
October next, being Monday the 7th day
of the month, during the legal hours
for such sales, the following described
property to wit: all that tract No. 1
containing one hundred and seventeen
acres more or less known as the home
place and bounded by lands of E. A.
Adams, Alex Carter, Tom Carter,
Henry Coleman and tracts Nos. 3 and 2
of the same lands.
Also tract No. 2 containing eighty
(80) acres more or less bounded by
lands of E. A. Adams, Dr. J. II. Miller
and tracts Nos. 1 and 2 of the same
Also tract No. 3 containing sixty
one ((51) acres, more or less and bound
ed by tracts Nos. l, 2and4of the same
lands and lands of John and Frank
Also tract No. 4 containing sixty-one
(Gl) acres more or less and bounded by
lands of John and Frank Franklin, Dr.
J. II. Miller, Cane Creek and tract No.
3 of the same lands.
This tract is fully represented by a
plat of the same made by W. S. Pitts
on Dec. 8, 1880.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
paid twelve months from date of sale,
the credit portion to be secured by
bond and mortgage of the purchaser
over the said premises, bearing legal
interest from date, with leave to pur
chaser to pay his entire bid in cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers. If the
terms of sale are not complied with, the
land to be resold on same or some sub
sequent Salesday on same terms, at
risk of former purchaser.
Jno. F. Bolt,
C. C. C. P. & (1. S.. Laurens S. C.
Dated, this Sept., 10th., PJ07.
In the District Court of the United Slates,
For the State of South Carolina.
in the Matter of the Cross Hill Oil ami
Hosiery Mill Company, Bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given that on the
6th., day of Sept ember, 1007, a peti
tion was filed with me praying that the
truestee be directed to sell the cotton
seed meal, hosiery and other personal
property of said estate at private sale,
and that be be directed to sell the en
tire Cotton Seed Oil Mill, the entire
Hosiery Mill, including all macninery,
fixtures, buildings ami real estate at
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the creditors in
the oflice of W. R. Richey, Esq., at
Laurens, S. C., on the 20th., day of
September, 1907, at three o'clock in the
afternoon to consider said petition, at
which time, if objection be not made,
an order will be passed directing the
sale as prayed for.
JNO. J. EARLE,
Referee in Bankruptcy,
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 7, 1007. (5-2t.
THE HUB I FALL 1907 1 THE HUB
New Fall Merchandise
Is arriving every day. Every department has received advance shipments and
we can please you now with the goods you want at the prices you want to pay.
New Wash Goods.
Yard wide Percales, black and
white figured, best Sea Island quali
Light Percales, striped and fig
ured, regular 121-2 and 15c qualities
New Shipment of Chambray, in
the most desirable colors, pink,
brown, red, blue and gray 10c
40 inch Lawns worth 12 1-2 and
15c, special the yard 10c
New shipment of Irish Linen, 10c
15c and 20c.
Hosiery and Underwear.
Ladies medium weight Fall
Hose, "Burson" brand, fast colors,
all sizes 25c.
Ladies Gauze Lisle Hose, pretty
as silk 25c.
"Tuff-e-NufT Hose for boys and
girls school wear, can't wear 'em out,
15 and 20c.
New medium weight Union
Suits 25 and 50c.
New two piece suits, the gar
New line of Outing in all the most desirable light colors, checks,
stripes, and solid colors, exceptional value, the yard, 10c.
Do your early Fall shopping at
Laurens, S. C.
Supt. Colbert of Georgia is
DEATH OF MKS. VANCE
Mrs. Wright Succeeds Mrs. McCaslan as
President Chapter Daughters of
Clinton, Sept. 10. ? Mrs. Jane Vance,
widow of Mr. S. F. Vance, died Sun
day evening and wu? buried Monday
afternoon at half-past four o'clock in
the Presbyterian cemetery. For some
months Mrs. Vance was an invalid and
for several days sho seemed in a dying
state. The funeral service was held
at the house by the Rev. Dr. Jacobs.
It is a remarkable coincidence that
Mrs. Vance's death occured "one day
after the first anniversary of her hus
! band's death. Four children survive
Mrs. Vance: Mrs. P. G. Ellisor of
Newbcrry, Mr. Thomas Vance,- Mr. R.
B. Vance and Miss Laura Vance. A
number of relatives from Laurens at
tended the funeral, Dr. W. C. Irby,s
family and Dr. G. C. Albright's family.
Mrs. Vance was a lady of singularly
lovable disposition and had a host of
The Clinton graded school opened
Monday morning under very auspicious
circumstances. Mr. J. Groves Colbert
of Auburn, Georgia, is superintendent
and the other teachers are Misses Sara
Copeland, Elizabeth Bean, Tallulah
Neville, Lydia Milam and Ina Vance.
One hundered and forty seven children
were enrolled. A number of visitors
evinced the public interest in the school
At Mr. Colbert's request Mr. Jacobs
conducted the devotional exercises.
Mr. Colbert's speech opening tho
school was brief and to the point. Short
addressess were made by Dr. Jacobs,
Dr. Bean, the Rev. Mr. Fowler, the
Rev. Mr. Hodges, Mayor Shands and
Mr. E. Lee Pitts.
At a meeting of the Stephen I). Lee
Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy,
last Friday afternoon, Mrs. W. M.
McCaslan offered her resignation of
the presidency. It. was accepted with
great reluctance by the members.
Mrs. McCaslan expects to spend the
winter in Mexico with Mrs. H. L.
Scaiie. Mrs. R. Z. Wright was elected
to the presidency and Mrs. A. M. Cope
land and Mrs. John C. Daviaworo made
vice-presidents. An energetic cam
paign was planned to raise money for
the proposed Confederate monument.
There i>; already on hand a small sum
contributed in May.
Social affairs have been confined to
club meetings and one dance the past
week. Mrs. W. J. Bailey entertained
the Nations club Thursday morning.
Mrs George Wright entertained the
VVallaachian Embroidery Club Friday
afternoon. Miss Sallie Wright was
hostess at the meeting of the Aclacon
Book Club on Friday afternoon.
The Misses Beeks of Cross Hill have
been the guests of Mrs. Austin this
The Executive Boar] of the College
met here Monday afternoon. Their
business was connected with the ap
proaching opening of College.
Mrs. Todd of Simpsonville is visiting
her son, Dr. H. L. Todd.
Mr. E. R. Aycoek and family have
gone to Leesville where Mr. Aycoek
has been elected superintendent of the
graded school. Their many friends
give them their best wishes for pros
perity and happineas. ?
Mr. A. B. Galloway and family are
to move to Anderson between now and
the first of October.
Dr. W. P. Jacobs will pay a brief
visit to Charleston this week.
Shot at Negro.
Report reached the city Monday of
an altercation at Boyd's Mill last Sun
day between Mr. Thos. Linloy and a
negro by the name of John Green which
resulted in Linley shooting at the
negro whom he missed. This ended
the scrap and up to Monday afternoon
no warrant had been sworn out for the
We will give free $7.60 worth of ware
at our store during the week from
Sept. 23rd to 28th. See the advertise
ment in this paper for particulars.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
My business will require my absence
from the city a great deal during the
Call and Winter but my permanent ad
dress will be Laurens, S. C. and any
communication addressed to me at this
place will promptly reach me.
T. D. DARLINGTON,
Laurens, S. C.
^ Affective October 1st, 1007,
no laundry will be delivered
<? until paid for.
^ Therefore beginning with
the above dale our driver will
A have positive instructions
? not to leave any package,
m% bundle or basket until the
charges are paid thereon.
? For the convenience of our
m% customers we will issue "cou
fW DOn books" on the following
? basis, cash in advance, On
mm $3.00 book for $2.91
5 5.00 book for 4.85
Jl 10.00 book for 9.70
Jj^ Wo thank you very much
mm for your continued patronage
|^ and assure you of our very
? best etrorts to please at all
Yours very truly,
Jl LAURENS STEAM
J| Laurens, S. C, Sept. 10, 1907.
j?P Phone 60. Laurens, S. C.
r"ed iron racket
Annex just opened
"More Goods for Same Money
Same Goods for Less Money."
Our motto for ten years has, is and always will be, to sell
same goods for iO to 35 per cent less than other first class houses
ask for the same goods. These are the kind of values that lift the
name and fame of the Red Iron Racket far beyond the reach of
combined competition. Our mastery in Bargain giving is the
source of our leadership. This business has grown and expanded
A 2 Stores in Laurens
4 stores 1 st?re in Qreenwo?d o. Ks.
1 Store in Spartanburg
There is no pause here. We can't afford to stand still. The business must keep moving, that's our
idea of modern merchandising- how to maintain the standard of merchandise and keep prices at a match
lessly low point--that's our aim all the time, and we are succeeding, succeeding as never before. A great
er volume of sales than ever is the practical response to our energetic effort. We want your business.
Our bid for your business is backed by our ability to sell the same goods at lower prices. We rest our
cause squarely on that claim, "we will." We are fighting the battle for lower prices and we want your
help in winning the battle. The bigger the volume of business we do, the lower the prices will go. Fall
in line to-day, join the big army and you will win from 10 to 35 per cent of the hard earned money you
four stores. L. E.
Three buyers now in the Northern Markets searching for Bargains for their
Burns, of Laurens, J. C. Burns, of Greenwood, C. D. Entrekin, of Spartanburg.
Look out for Red Hot Bargains this fall. Don't buy until you look through our
four big Department Stores.
J. C. Burns & Co. Laurens, S. C.
10c and 15c.
Sole Agents for Buster
Brown Shoes for boy and girls.
First Showing of Fall Goods
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Our new Fall Goods have been arriving very promptly, so that now we can
show you a complete line of the newest fall styles in Dress Goods and all novelties.
We have looked the markets over and selected the very newest styles and best
goods in all our different lines, and we ask that you give us the privilege of show
ing you. We will consider it a pleasure whether you wish to buy or not.
You will find here a magnificent assortment of
the newest styles in Dress Goods, in colors and in
black, ranging in price from 25c to $1.50 per yard.
See the new silks in plaids and stripes 75c to
Ladies Gloves $1.00 and $1.50. Ladies Long
Gloves $2.50 and $8.50.
Ladies Jackets $5.00 to $20.00.
Ladies Skirts $2.00, $3.50, $5.00, $7.50 and
Laces, and the greatest values in Valiences
Laces at 5c and 10c yd.
Ladies silk hose, black and colors $1.00, $1.50
and $2-50 per pair.
Dress Making Department.
This department is now ready to receive your
order, all work done in the order in which it is re
ceived, as we arc already engaged ahead for some
time and we advise placing your order at once.
new in men's and young
men's wear for this Au
tumn is here for your
selection, never before
have we had such a
various assortment of
styles and fabrics to
Fall Suits for men at
$10.00 to $25.00, for
young men at $7.50 to
$16.50. for boys $2.00
The new shapes in
stiff and soft hats are
here, $1.50 to $3.50.
ni ttif m a h f ft ft or
Sec our new line of
Shirts, Cravats, JIalf
michaels-stern noseanfj Underwear, at
fine clothing ^ ^ ' ?
MICHAIL?. STCnN 4 CO.
nom on. H V<
J. E. Hinter & Bro
The Reliable Store
French, Shriner and Ur=
ner Shoes for men are best
at $5.00 pair