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Opening Made Under Aus
MEETING OF BOARD.
Successor- to Late President to be Chosen
Clinton, Sept. 24.?The Presbyterian
(kdlege of South Carolina opened last
Wednesday morning with a large at
tendance. There are more than fifty
students at the dormitory and quite a
number boarding in town. The local
patronage is excellent. When the
members of the Board arrive next
Thursday they cannot fail to be grati
fied with existing conditions.
The board will meet on Thursday to
elect a successor to the late Dr. Nev
ille. A special memorial service to
Dr. Neville will be held Thursday night
in the college chapel to which tho pub
lic in invited.
The Rev. and Mrs. S. P. Fulton are
visiting in Clinton for the next ten
days. The self-sacrificing spirit of
missionary work is exempHLed by them.
They sail next week for thfflr work in
Japan after enjoying a year with their
old friends in America to be gone seven
years. Both their sons remain in Clin
ton to be educated.
Dr. and Mrs. Fulton have many
friends here. The Woman's Missionary
Society of the Presbyterian Church
gave a large recaption to Mrs. Fulton
at the home of Mrs. W. J. Bailey yes
The Daughters of the Confederacy
and their friends look forward to a rare
treat in the address of Col. Lumpkin
next Friday evening. This address
will be delivered in the Carolina Memo
rial Chapel of the Thornwell Orphanage
and the public is urged to be present.
There was a dance Monday night in
Copeland's Hall. The Actaeon Book
Club will resume social meetings Fri
afternoon when Miss Mollie Manson
will be hostess.
Mrs. Plowden has returned to her
home in Greenwood after a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. H. C. Wofford. Miss
Eunice Woliord accompanied Mrs.
Plowden to Greenwood to visit Miss
Mrs. Brooks of Verderv visited the
family of Mr. W. M. McCaslan the
Mrs. W. M. McCaslan is in Chatta
Mr. R. B. White is visiting in Flor
Miss Emmie McCrary leaves for Co
lumbia Wednesday where she will be
a student in the college for Women.
Mr. Reese Young left Saturday for
Ringham, N. C, where he is a student
in the Military Academy located there.
Mr. L. M. Kennedy left yesterday
afternoon for Baltimore where he will
enter the coliege of pharmacy of the
Anniversary of Maryland.
Miss Annie Green of Newberry visi
ted Miss Orrah Bess Little Saturday
Mr. Cyrus Bailey left for Davidson
college last Wednesday.
Miss Laura Vance and Mr. Thomas
Vance returned this week from dew
berry where they have been with Dr.
and Mrs. P. G. Ellisor.
Mrs. Josephine Vance has broken up
house keeping and is with Mrs. G. C.
Albright in Laurens until December
when she will go to visit Mrs. D. M.
Frierson in Batesville, Arkansas. Miss
Ina Vance is making her home with
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Copeland. Miss
Aurelia Vance is with Mr. and Mrs. J.
P. Dillard. Master Barr Vance will be
a student again this year at Horner
Get a handsome set of ware, worth
$7.50, free. See S. M. & E. H. Wilkes
& Co's., advertisement in this paper
The next regular examination for
teacher's certificates will be held at
Laurens Court House, Friday Oct. 18th,
All teachers, principals and assis
tants, who have no diplomas or certi- ?
ficates, and who expect to teach in the
County next session, are respectfully
requested to attend this examination.
R. W. NASH,
S-4t. County Supt. of Education.
Note of Thanks.
DEAR Mr. Editor:?Please allow us
space in your columns to thank the
many friends of Laurens who so liber
ally rendered their services during the
protracted illness of our beloved Daugh
ter and Son.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Mc. Roper.
Of the Condition of The Peoples Loan
& Exchange Bank, located at Lau
rens, S. C, at the close of busi
ness Sept. 17th, 1907.
Loans and Discounts $411,177.38
Bonds and Stocks owncs by
the Bank 12,000.00
Banking House 10,000,00
Furniture and Fixtures 2,172.12
Due from Banks and Bankers 23,205.43
Silver, Nickels and Pennies 2,874.01
Checks and Cash Items 4,067.33
Capital Stock Paid in $100,000.00
Surplus Fund 20,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Current
Expenses and 'fcixea Paid 83,778.30
Due k> Banks and Bankers 4,606.14
Due Unpaid Dividends 96.00
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check 140,642.94
Time Certificates 81,978.07
Cashier's Checks 67,77
Bills Payable ?0,000.00
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Before mc came J. W. Todd Cashier,
The Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank
who, being duly sworn, sr>ys that the
above and foregoing statement is a
true condition of said Bank, as xhown
by the books of file in said bank.
J. W. Todd, Cashier,
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 19th day of September 1907.
W R. McCuen, N. P. S. C,
J. O. C. Fleming
H. B. Kennedy
S. J. Craig
Mrs. Bcbcrt Sims of Cheater is visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Burton.
Misses Lucia Simpson and Wessie
Lee Dial havo returned to Converse
Miss Lalla Mae Dial returned to the
Methodist college in Columbia this
Miss Elizabeth Alexander, who was
the guest of Miss Lil Jrby last week,
left for Elberton, Ga., Friday.
Miss Aonie Macfeat returned to
Columbia Friday after a visit to Miss
Misses Josie Sullivan, Sadie Sullivan
and Toccoa Caine leave for the College
for Women, at Columbia, this week.
Messrs Frank and Earle Caine leave
in a few days for Charleston to enter
the Porter Academy.
Miss Mary Belle Babb will teach in
the Greenwood graded school thi.s win
ter and left a few days ago to take up
Miss "Qra Coleman of Laurens was
the guest of Miss Rosa Ridgell last
week.?Batesburg Cor. State.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Simpson of Spar
tanburg were guests last Thursday of
Col. and Mrs. iL Y. Simpson.
Mrs. J. W. Hampton of Charlotte,
her little daughter Marion and grand
son, Master Henry Poole, made a brief
visit last week to Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Misses Annie and Edna Sitgreaves,
who gradutaed in June from Winthrop,
will teach this winter. Miss Edna
Sitgreaves left last week for Kershaw,
where she has a position in the graded
school and Miss Annie Sitgreaves is
teaching at Woodruff.
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE.
Mrs. Fanl of Anderson Visits Laurens
and Makes Notable Address.
Mrs. Ruf us Fant, of Anderson spoke
in the opera house last Tuesday evening
to a large audience of men and women
who were present to hear hcrirlcas upon
civic improvement. Mrs, Fant came
to Laurens upon the invitation of the
civic league, an organization very re
cently here and anxious for enlighten
ment. While in the city Mrs. Fant was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs, C. C. Feath
Seated upon the rostrum with Mrs.
Fant last Tuesday svening were Mrs.
Jesse H. Teague, president of the Lau
rens civic league, Mrs. W. L. Gray,
Mr?. P. A. Simpson, Mrs. T. D. Darl
ington, Mrs. C. C. Featherstone, Miss
Bessie Roland, Dr. H. K. Aiken, and
the Hon. W. R. Richey.'
Dr. H. K. Aiken, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, acted as master
of ceremonies, stating briefly the ob
ject of Mrs. Fant's visit and introduc
ing her to his audience.
Mrs. Fant is well known over the
State as a lady of wide culture, but
her address was a finished production
of a high order, and was full of practi
cal suggestions which were eagerly
heard by those new to civic work. The
address possessed one fault. It was too
short. Her audience would have gladly
heard her longer.
However the ladies of the city were
given another opportunity to hear Mrs.
Fant Wednesday afternoon at the first
Methodist church and the regret was
generally expressed that this talk also
could not have been heard by the gen
On this occasion Mrs. Fant simp'y
told the story of civic work in the city
of Anderson. She described old Ander
son and Anderson physically regene
rated?and she told in detail how hard
the women worked to make the money
to pay for the wonderful amount of
work which has been done.
Anderson, like Laurens, has a public
square and the Anderson ladies went to
work first on one side of the court house
then upon the other, and Mrs. Fant,
whose ideas are entirely practical,
strongly, advised the Laurens League to
undertake oply what they could do well.
She said that it was a groat mistake to
plant trees and (lowers on half a dozep
sections of the town and let them all
Two things she strongly advised can
certainly be done without great cost.
One of these is the purchasing by the
City Council of garbage cans to be used
by the merchants instead of of throw
ing trash In o|i] boxes in front of the
Another is to ask the City Council to
appoint a day for all the housekeepers
of the city to clean up their own premi
ses, thelx back yards and wood ynrdy,
Mrs. Fant said that an intense rivalry
in cleaning yards grew up in Anderson,
extending even outside the city limits.
She also gave the post of various flowers
etc, recommending some and giving
warning against others. She strongly
recommended Cannas as being hardy and
prolific. The ladies of Anderson have
transformed their court house square
into two parks in one of which is a two
thousand dollar fountain and t)iey arc
now working on their cemetery, Mrs,
Fant dwelt upon the advertisement the
"city beautiful" had proven for Ander
son, .stating that numbers of people
had been attract/?') to move to the town
by the civic work.
She said that the b^iness men, and
aldermen, some of whom jejere scoffers
in the beginning and disgusted by
the feminine interference would ftQty
do anything for the civic league of An
derson, bcreusp fbey realize how the
work of the league has ready benefit ted
Mrs. Fant was convincing, and we
wish the whole town could havo heard
her Wednesday afternoon,
The Majestic Manufacturing Co., of
St. Leuis, Mo., have a man at S. M. &
E. H. Wilkes ? Go's., storo this wee)f.
showing the Majestic Range in actual
operation, baking and serving biscuits
to the large crowds.
All Motions for New Trials Refused.
Sentences Passed and Notice of
The work of the fall term of the
General Sessions court was concluded
Friday morning and the jurors dismiss
ed at noon. A heavy docket was dis
posed of and every one connected oflic jal
ly with the court was anxious to push
everything through without any un
necessary delay. Good work was ac
complished and many lawbreakers will
have cause to remember this session of
the Laurena term of court for a long
time to come.
After all cases to be tried at this term
of court had been disposed of the court
heard arguments on the various motions
for new trials. These included that of
the State vs. It. LeoIIunter, who was
found guilty of violating the dispensary
law on four counts All motions were
overruled. Friday afternoon Hunter
appeared in court and sentenced.to pay
a line of $800.00 or serve 12 months on
the public works of Laurens. Notice
of appeal to the Supreme court was
giyen by Hunter's counsel and he was
released under a thousand dollar bond.
Allen Foster and Wash Young,
guilty of murder, with mercy recomen
ded, were sent up"for life: Wash Ow
ens, manslaughter, live years; Mose
Herbert and Lillian Herbert, ten and
five years, respectively. All these
G. M. Tucker, charged with killing a
negro, was found not guilty.
When THE ADVERTISER went to press
last Tuesday night the juries in the
cases of the State vs. G. Wash Hunter
and Henry Williams, botli charged
with murder, had not agreed on a ver
dict. After deliberating all night no
agreement could be reached in either
case and the Court ordered mistrials
entered. Thus the Court record shows
that Hunter has been tried four times
under the same indictment, mistrials
resulting in the last three.
Change of Venue Wanted.
Today at ten o'clock a motion will be
argued by Solicitor Cooper and associ
ate counsel for the State in the case of
the Commonwealth vs. G. Wash Hun
ter, asking that the case be transferred
to another county in the district. This
motion will be made on affidavits signed
by seventy-seven citizens, to the effect
that they do not believe a fair trial can
be secured in Laurens, owing to the
prominence of the families involved and
by reason of a series of mistrials etc. The
motion will probably be opposed by
counsel for the defendant.
In Common Pleas.
The Court of Common Pleas recon
vened Monday morning. The first jury
case called was that of E. L. Barton, a
traveling solcsman, against, the Sea
board Air Line railroad for damages in
A VBRY PLEASANT MORNINO
Miss Lila liar' Hostess to the FortnYxhtly
Srturday morning at ten o'clock Miss
Liln Hart intertained Very delightfully
for the Fortnightly Social Club. The
game of Nations was much enjoyed,
the players finding their places at the
tables in the hall nnd parlor which were
beautifully decorated with fans and
palms. A delicious punch was serv
ed in tho hall by Miss Lola Anderson.
Misses Elizabeth Simpson, Edmonia
Garrett nnd Imogene Wdkes gracefully
served bon bons, cream and cake.
Altogether the first club gatering of
the faff was a most pleasant occasion.
The Central Committee which is collect
ing funds for the Confederate monu
ment is hard at word and is meeting
Hospital For Laurens.
The local chapter of the King.s
daughters have interested themselves
in ths establishment of a hospital in
Laurens. This is an exceedingly com
mendable undertaking and means that
sooner or later the hospital will surely
As yet there has been no denitfie
course of action determined upon by
the daughters, but committees will be
appointed at an early date to solicit
subscriptions and it is understood that
all the funds that are raised in the fu
ture will be set aside for this purpose.
It is also understood that the annual
bazaar which has been held in Laurrns
by the ladies for the benefit of the
churches, will be held on Octbber 8th
this year and will be under the auspices
of the King's daughters, tho proceeds
of which will go to the hospital fund.
Only the correct things will be shown
at the opening Thursday and Fridav at
the sum of $5,000.
The plaintiff alleged that he was for
cibly ejected from a f .-?;ight train oper
ated by the defendant company and
was thereby damaged to the extent of
the amount named above.
The jury found a verdict for the rail
Monday afternoon the case of IL V.
Leopard vs. the Laurens Cotton Mills
was taken up and concluded just after
the noon hour Tuesday. At half past
A o'clock the jury returned a verdict for
the plaintiff, giving him $5,000, or one
half the amount sued for. Leopard as
an employee of the Laurens Mills, lost
a portion of one of his bands while at
work about the machinery in tho Card
ing room. This was in 1903.
Subsequently suit was begun against
tho Mill Company for damages in the
sum of $10,000.
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS.
This Charming Play Will be Presented for
Benefit of Monument Fund.
This beautiful play will be given in
Laurens early in October under the
management of the Daughters of the
Confederacy and for the benefit of the
fund for trie Confederate monument.
The cast of characters has not been
finally detrmined upon but some of the
parts will be taken by the following
ladies and gentlemen, several of whom
have acheived laurels in other theatri
Misses Helen Goggans, Emily Meng,
Lila Hart and Mrs. J. IL 'league, 'Dr.
R. E. Hughes, Dr. C. A. Ellett, Mr.
Gue Simmons, Hon. R. A. Cooper.
However, as stated above others
will participate as the cast has not been
"Under thoSouthern Cross" has been
given in several towns and cities in
South Carolina in the interest of the
monument fund. It will be recalled
that it was most beautifully and suc
cessfully produced in Columbia during
the State reunion about two years ago.
Apart from the cause of which it is
given the play is said to be extremely
pretty and interesting and it will be un
doubtedly well given in Laurens. Let
no one doubt but that the Confederate
monument will be built, and soon.
The Price of Cotton.
Between 75 anc 100 bales of cotton
were sold here yesterday, the price
ranging from 11 to 11 5-16.
Last Wednesday morning the ginnery
of Mr. W. L. Gray, located on the Sul
livan place, near ML Bethei, was de
stroyed by fire which is supposed to
have been of accidental origin. Mr.
Gray's loss is about $2,500, partially
covered by insurance.
The Rev. J. D. Pitts, pastor of the
Firsfc Baptist church, authorized the
statement that th# clipping printed last
week and credited to a Barnwell paper,
to the effect that he had recently
preached at Barnwell and had under
consideration a call from the Baptist
church at that place, was an error, as
he has never been to Barnwell in his
life and has received no invitation
to the pastorate of that church.
This is an ailment for which Cham
berlain's Pain Balm has proven espec
ially valuable. In almost every instance
it affords prompt and permanent relief.
Mr. Luke LaGrange of Orange, Mich.,
says of it: "After using a plaster and
other remedies for three weeks for a
bad lame back, I purchased a bottlo of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and two ap
plications effected a cure." For sale
by Laurens Drug Co.
REV. M. C. COMPTON'S
WORK IS FINISHED.
His Death Occurred Suncfay Night?Mad
Been in the Ministry for Thirty
Tiio Rev. Miles C. Compton has pass-1
ed to his reward, full of years and
?;ood works* The summons of the
teaper came Sunday night and this
man of God went hence unafraid. He
had been ill at his home at the Watts
Mills village for about three weeks. He
had careful nursing and skilled medical
When his condition became so criti
cal as to require the prescribed use of
stimulants Mr. Compton declined to
submit, saying that he had preached
against the use of alcohol all his life,
and though it might be the means of
prolonging his life he would not at the
last yield to the enemy.
The funeral and* burial services, con
ducted by the Uev. E. C. Watson, of
this city, a nephew of the deceased,
took place yesterday afternoon at Cedar
Shoals Church, Spartanburg county.
He is survived ?by his wife who was
a Miss Gentry of Spartanburg and six
children, one daughter and two sons,
one of the latter being the Rev. I?. B,
Compton of Asheville.
Mr. Compton was born in IJfhion
county October 2nd., 1841. After the
war in which he did a Confederate sol
dier's full duty, lie located in western
North (Carolina and entered the minis
try of the Baptist Church. For more
than twenty-live years he devoted his
best energies to preaching and building
churches throughout that region. Eight
years ago ho returned to this State and
for a year supplied Cedar Shoals church
with which church he first held his
membership, having joined when a
young man. At the expiration of the
first year he came to Laurens and be
came the pastor of the Second Baptist
church (I-aureus Mill.) The church
and pastor wanted a church building.
Mr. Compton at once undertook to raise
money for this purpose, and with sub
stantial aid from the Mill Company, a
handsome church was completed in a
few months. The membership grew
rapidly under the leadership of the be
loved pastor and church in the section
enjoyed greater prosperity.
About a year ago Mr. Compton re
signed this pastorate and accepted the
work at Watts Mills. Subsequently he
was offered and accepted the supply at.
Now Harmony and Warrior Creek
churches in the county.
Had he lived, in a few weeks he
would have been comfortably domiciled
in a new cottage being built especially
for him, and nearby he would have
seen his Watts Mills congregation occu
pying a new house of worship.
He was greatly beloved by al! Chris
tians and had the esteem and respect
of the world. His death, therefore, is
deeply deplored and he wiil bo sorely
Brown Shoes for
Boys and Girls.
J.E. Hinter &|Bro's.
Shoes for Men.
Fall Stock is Now at its Zenith
New Goods have been arriving ever
predate an early call from yon. We r
believe we have n line of goods that
is our constant aim to improve our stoi.
find what they want and at the right price,
come out several dollars to the good.
Have yon seen onr Dress Goods, if not, we
have something in store for yon. Von will
our line complete in ail the best numbers of
the season, including many novelties.
BROADCLOTHS?In Black, Navv,
Brown, (ires', Garnet, the very best number,
at #1.00 per yard.
BL/ACK GOODS?In Panamas, Voils,
Batiste, Chiffon Panama. Serge, etc., at $j,oo
per yard, also 50, 75 and 85 cents yard.
FANCY SUITINGS?In all the popular
plaids and stripes, 50, 75 and $1.00 yard.
- for several weeks. We have these goods ready for your inspection and ap"
enthusiastic over our magnificent stock in our various- depearlmeuU, foe we
n .-ou and on which you cau save money In making your Fall purchase. It
.store service and make this the great family store where every one can
If you have not traded with us before, try us on a Fall Bill, see if you dont
Your Fall Suit is Ready for you here.
Come, we'll show you the nobbest patterns for
men and young men and all at the right price.
Men's suits in the Famous Michaels-Stern
line of fine clothing, 1S.00, 20.00 and #25.00
equal to any tailor made suit and at 1-3 less.
See our popular lines at 10.00, 12.50 and
Hoys Suits, 2.00 to #5.00.
Pall Hats, the latest blacks in Derby and
.Soft Hats, 1.50 to #3.50.
Fall Shirts, a splendid showing of the
newest designs at 1.00, 1.25 and $1.50.
crpvniaHT 100T cy Tin mahim or
FINE Q L O T H I N a
ftlCHACLB, STIRN ft COs
?ocHiirin, M. v.
SILKS- Guaranteed Black Taffeta $1.00 yard. Fancy Silk for waists, 50
75 and $1.00 yard.
LADIES JACKETS?A great assortment of Ladies Jackets in Black, Tan
and Brown. Our special prices, 5.00, 7.50, 10.00, 12.50 and $15.00.
LADIES SKIRTS?In Voiles and Panamas, Black, Navy and Brown, 5.00,
6.50 and $7.50.
LADIES SILK PETTICOATS?See our line of Guaranteed Silk Petticoats,
G.00, 6.50 and $7.50, also at $5.0Q. Mercerized Skirts, 1.00 and ?1.50. Heather
block Skirts 2.00 and $2.50.
We are keeping up our reputation of giving the
best Shoe value in Laurens, It is a reoord for selling
good Shoes that has increased our businoss in this line every year. It is not
how cheap a shoe is but how good a shoe we can give you, Quality always
first with us.
Men's Shoes 1.50 to $6.00.
Ladies Shoes I.25 to $4.00,
Make this your Trading Place, polite, courteous salesmen. Salesladies
will take pleasure in showing you through the various departments.
J. E. MINTER & BRO,
The Reliable Store
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Gape returned
from the Exposition Saturday.
Messrs. Henry Young and Larry DU?
lard were in the city Sunday.
Mr. J. M. Gannon spent Saturday at
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Smith ipent Sat
urday and Sunday in Spartanburg.
Miss Brownlec, of Abbeville, is visit
ing Miss Julia Gilkerson.
Miss Annie Huff will leave today for
Spartanburg to enter Converse College.
Mrs. Jas. Parks has returned home
after a visit to Mrs. A. D. Childress.
Dr. Jas. Y. Fair and Miss Dodie Fair
aro the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wells
Work on the excavations for the
foundation of the McPhail Ice Factory
was begun yesterday.
Mrs. Allie Irby left a few days ago
for Converse college, where she is at
the head of the Infirmary.
Mr. Edd Shell and Geo. F. Dorroh of
Gray Court were in the city Monday on
Rev. Jas. IL Machen, of Princeton,
has goi.?> to Colgate Seminary at Ham
ilton, New York.
Mr. F. B. Grier, one of the leading
attorneys at the Greenwood bar. was
in the city for a day or so last week.
The heavy rain and wind Sunday
night done considerably damage to the
crops and all the streams Monday were
Mr. Vester S. Jones has returned to
Washington, D. C, where he holds a
government position in the division
Mr. J. G. Scott, of the Greenville
Fire Department came down Monday
to apply for the position as Chief of
the Laurens Fire Department.
Mr. Jas. H. Irby, a guard atthepen
etentiary, came up for the prisoners
who who were to go to the State in
stitution as a result of the term of!
court just ended.
Mrs. H. A. Mettze of Leesville is
visiting her mother, Mrs. Lucy Hud
gens, and family of Mr. T. K. Hud
gen. Mr. Mettze came up with her
Saturday, returning on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Todd entertained
at an informal but most charming re
ception yesterday afternoon and again
last evening for their guests, Rev. Dr.
Jaw. Y. Fair and Miss Dodie Fair, of
Palrvlcw Stock Show.
The Fairview Stock Show was at
tended by a crowd estimated at 0,0(10.
It was the 22nd., annual event and was
fully up to all previous records for dis
plays of fine horses, cattle agricultural
products, etc. Laurens was well rep
resented, as usual.
I Of the Condition of tHe Hank of Lau
rens, Located at Laurens South
Carolina, at the Close of Bus)
ness Septombor 17, 1907.
Loans and Discounts.$208,474.79
Demand Loans. 11,411.34
Hanking House. 2,800.00
Furniture and Fixtures. 1,714.00
Otner Real Estate. . ,. 500.00
Due from, Ranks and Bankers 9,593.35
Siver, Nickelsand Pennies.. 717.Oil
Checks and Cash Items. 1,258.80
Cotton Account.. 4,738.00
Capital Stock Paid in.$80,000.00
Undivided Profits Less Cur
rent Expenses and taxes paid 31,506.45
Due to Hanks and Hankers.. . 2,773.39
Due Unpaid Dividends. 121.00
subject to check 48,778.79
Savings Deposits 51,283.35
Time Certificates 23,166.95
Total Deposits .123,229.09
Cashier's checks. 075.37
State ok South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Before mo came W. P. Came, Cashier
of the Hank of Laurens who, being duly
sworn, says that the above and forego
statement is a true condition of said
Hank, as shown by the books of ftilo in
W. P. Caine, Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 21st day of September, 1907.
M. L. Copcland,
0. H. Simmons,
Hugh K. Aiken,
W. It. Itichey.
Of the condition of The Hank of Cross
Hill, located at Cross Hill S. C.
at I lie close of business
Sept. 17th, 1907
Loans and Discounts $91,378.19
Banking House 1,250.21
Furniture and Fixtures 2,040.87
Due from Hanks and Hankers 12,137.97
Silver, Nickels and Pennies 150.5!?
Capital Stock Paid in 26,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Current
Expenses anil Taxes Paid 3,829.20
Due Ml Hanks and Hankers 277.03
Individual Deposits Subject to
Time Certificates lf?,03?,00
Cashier's Checks 38.90
Hills Payable 40,000.00
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
He fore me came E. H, Kasor, Jr. Costl
ier of The Hank of Cross Mill who, being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a true condition
of said Hank, as shown by the books of
file in said bank.
E. B. Kasor, Jr., Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before mo
this 23rd day of Sept. 1907
J. E. Leama.n, N. I*. S. C.
M. A. Lea man
HIGH SCHOOLS FOR
Laurens, Cross Hill and
Mount ville Approved
WILL GET $500 EACH
The State Board of Rducatlon Approves
Thirty Five Applications?Eighteen
Others Were Incomplete.
Columbia, September 21.?The appli
Hons of thirty-five high schools for
State aid under the new high school law
were approved by the State board of
education at its meeting to-day. Un
der the law and regulations of tho
Slate board no school gets more than
60 per cent of the amount which it uses ?
in tho high school department, and no
school can get more than $800. Tho
schools which were approved will aver
age about $500 each. So that the total
disbursement of the State board of ed
ucation was less than $20,000. The
schools which were approved areas fol
Brunson, Bamberg, Cross Hill, Cross
Anchor. Gavins, Batesburg, Dillion,
Denmark, Faslev, Fort Mill, Fountain
Inn, Heath Springs, Hampton, Jones
ville, Johnston, Jefferson, Little Moun
tain, Laurens, Mauldin, Mountville,
McColl, Mullins, Ml /.ion, Marion, Nine
ty-six, North Augusta, (Mar, Prosperity,
Ridgeway, Snluda, St George, Union'*
Townvillo, Zoar, Williamston.
There were eighteen other places
which had incomplete records, or which
had not properly complied with tho
law. The State board of education ex
tended the time for receiving applica
tions until (he first of December, so
that doubtless these schools and several
others will comply by that time. The
probabilities are that a large part of
the $50,000 appropriation will not bo
used this year. High school student:;
from all parts of a county in which a
State aided high school is located re
ceive free tuition. The board had re
ports from several places where the
high school attendance had been very
greatly increased as a result of this
provision. The members of tho board
think that if the High School Act can
be modified and simplified at the next
session of the Legislature the $50,000
appropriation will in a year or two put
free high school facilities within tho
reach of all tho boys and girls in South
Miss Ola Culbertson, daughter of
Mr. and*Mrs. W. II. Culbertson and
Mr. Art emus <'. Long, son of Mr. and
Mrs. (1. Wash Long, all of Waterloo,
were married by the Rev. Jodie A.
i Martin, at Cross Hill last Wednesday
? tiray Court Ware House.
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few days. All that ("ray Court needs
now iu an up-to-date hank and the fi
nancial equipment of tho little city will
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