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Five Hundred and Fifty
* Dollars Subscribed.
ONE FOURTH OF SUM.
The Various Committees la Charge of
Matter are Very Active and Feel
Five hundred and fifty dollars has
been subscribed to date for a monument
to the Confederate dead. It isprobab'e
that the amount is somewhat larger as
it was impossible to obtain a report
from all of the committees, though the
majority were heard from. This sub
scription represents about one fourth
of the amount the Sons and Daughters
intend to raise.
The first subscription list for the
monument was started at a picnic held
at Langston's church in August and
since that time the amount has steadily
grown. The committees are endeavor
ing to see every citizen of the county,
realizing that the building of a monu
ment to the gallant fellows who left
their homes so cheerfully for the hard
ships of war in 18G0, is a cause to which
every man in the county will wish to
If there arc any whom tho commit
tees fail to see they are urged to sub
scribe with any member either of the
township or central committees. The
Daughters have received much encour
agement and feel confident that the
monument will not only be erected but
that it will be done in the very near
The I.miens Lyceum Course.
The first attraction of the Laurens
Lyceum Course will be the Temple
Male Quartet and Readers which will
appear in the Laurens City Opera
House Thuesdav evening, Oct. 22nd. at
8 o'clock. Press noticos represent this
attraction to be very fine and those
missing such will regret so doing. They
have appeared in many of the larger
cities and have delighted audiences in
all parts of the country.
Six splendid attractions have been ar
ranged by the local management?one
to be given each month continuing
through March. There will be no reseva
tion of seats whatever as this method
has been found very unsatisfactory
heretofore. The way to get a choice
seat is to go early. Double season
tickets, $4.00, single season tickets
$2.50, special student season tickets
$1.00. General admission will be $0.50
for adults and $0.35 for children. Those
desiring to purchase season tickets will
please see Messrs. Anderson and Mc
Cuen of the Opera House management
or Supt. Dobson of the City School and
purchase same at once.
JOHN OSMAN PLEASED LAURENS
The City Opera House Filled to See Three
Productions Put on Here.
The Osman Stock Company, under
the management of Mr. John Osman
held down the boards here last Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday nights, play
ing to a full house every night. Their
opening number was "The Counter
feiters," which was well rendered and
a good play. On Friday night ' 'The
Gambler's Sweetheart" was rendered.
This number was well produced by the
company, but the cast was not quite as
attractive to the audience as was the
first number. But on Saturday night
"The Power of the Cross," a melo
drama of wonderful depth and moral,
was put on and proved to be a good one.
When this company appear here
again, they will be greetod by a
This Amount in Premiums
and Purses at State Fair
With scarcely a single exception the
race purses to be given at the State
Fair this year will be the biggest in
the whole South. Something over
$3.600 will be the total amount of
purses for those great races this year,
and there will probably be a few hun
dred more added by the time the races
Never before In the history of tho
Fair association?for 39 years?havo
the ofllolals boon able to got up such
flno races. Some of the best horses
on the popular race course will com?
pote at Columbia this season on tho
Fair raro track. The enthusiasm
among tho owners and trainers in
South Carolina for home raised racers
Is at fever heat already. By the time
tho Judges get ready to call "Go" at
the' Fair Grounds the excltemont will
be most intense. Some very fast
horses are already scheduled to run
during Fair Week and the trotting
purRes will bring some of the modi
renowned horses ever seen on a South
ern track. Its n rase of "money talks"
and the purges offored this year havo
attracted hundreds of tho big racers
from all over tho country
The entries /or exhibits this year as
recorded are much above the average
of previous yearn. Particular atten
tion seems to bo given to the agricul
tural department. Here will be seen
the best cotton and the best corn and
experiments for Improving stock and
all kinds of Implements will be dem
onstrated. Tt I? useless to say that
Oils Fair will bo the host In tho his
tory of the association whon such a
large sum Is offered for competing
exhibitors?over $8.000 as premiums.
The dates this year are Oct. 28 to
Nov. 1.. inclusive And every day will
be crowded with pleasure and profit.
Football and athletics, balls and the
atres, the famous Midway will be
film ply marvelous.
See our great line of Skirta. Voile
and Panama, $6, $6.60 and $7.50. Also
Silk Underskirt* in Black and Colors
$5, $6 and $7.60. J. K. Minter & Bro.
? LOCAL OBSERVATIONS.
The Advertiskr is a Laurens county
Read announcement of Lyceum course
in this issue. Its going to be splendid
this season.,- '
Don't forget the Lyceum. The an
nouncement of the attractions is in this
Messrs A. C. and James Todd will go
to Norfolk this week to "take in" the
Mr. S. M. Wilkes went to Cheruw
Monday for the Stevens-McKay wed
Miss Emmie Meng attended the Stev
ens-McKay wedding at Cheraw this
The Laurens cotton market open yes
terday morning at 11.40 but, steadily
decreased, closing at 11 1-8 to Nil 1-4.
Messrs R. V. Irby, J. W. iVnklin,
Homer Blackwell, Gus Babb, iE. O.
Anderson and John Cannon attended
the WoodrulT fair. \
Miss Sadie Sullivan, who recentl\pn
t?red the College for Women atColfcn
bia, has been elected vice presidcnA>f
the freshman class. m
Rev. W. E. Callender will lecture ?
Piedmont Friday night. Mr. Callende?
has been engaged to lecture at several
different point in the State this winter.!
There was considerable frost Monday'
and Tuesday mornings, but owing to i
the lack of moisture very little damage
was the result.
Rev. Robt. Adams and Mr. W. L.
Boyd went to Mountville yesterday af
ternoon for the fall meeting of Enoree
Presbytery which convened last night.
Prohibition won out in Asheville, N.C.
last Tuesday after an exciting contest.
The women and children of Asheville
took a hand, going to the polls and
singing, praying and serving lunches.
Mr. Roy Littie, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J.R. Little, who has been employed in
the railroad offices at Anderson for
sometime, has returned to Laurens and
accepted a place at the Laurens depot
as assistant transfer clerk.
Mr. C. C. Featherstonc was called to
Anderson Sunday by the very serious
illness of his father, Col. J. C. C.
Featherstonc, who suffered a stroke of
paralysis Sunday morning. Col. Feath
erstonc is more than seventy years of
age and it is feared that he cannot re
Death of Mr. S. Diamond
Mr. Simon Diamond who was taken
to a New York hospital a few weeks
ago for treatment, succumbed to the
malady from which he suffered on Fri
day morning. Mrs. Diamond and daugh
ter, Miss Annie Diamond, went to New
York several days since and wero pres
ent when Mr. Diamond passed away.
Mr. Diamond came to Laurens about
15 yoaru ngco nncl engaged in business.
By close application and courteous
treatment of all he built up a good
business, leaving a very comfortable
competency. He was about GO and was
respected by all.
WILL MEET OCT. 20
Two Important Associations Will be For
mally Organized for the Year at
The first meeting of the Laurens
County Teacher's Association, session
of 1907-'08, will be held in the court
house, Saturday Oct. 2Gth., beginning
at 10 o'clock a. m. At this meeting
officers will be elected for the ensuing
year, and it is earnestly hoped that all
teachers in the county will attend this
the first meeting. Come whether you
have oponed school or not, and get the
very first inspiration.
The County School Improvement As
sociation will also be reorganized at
this meeting, and I believe it's the duty
of every rural school teacher to become
a member of this good organization
which is doing so much to improve
schools in the rural districts.
We cannot expect you to attend all
the meetings, but wo cordially invite
you to attend this one, and if wo start
right, aim right, and keep "pegging"
away we'll come out all right, in the
Following is the programme:
1. Organization and Election of Offi
2. The Advantages of High Schools
as established under recent act of the
Legislature.?Prof. W. P. Culbertson
and Supt. R. A. Dobson.
3. Drawing in the Public Schools.
Misses Gena Henry and May Putnam.
4. The School Improvement Associ
ation of South Carolina. -Miss Bessie
Hudgens and Miss Clara Welborn.
5. Organization of the County School
6. General Business.
R. W. NASH,
Co. Supt. Education.
TAXABLE PROPERTY OF LAURENS.
Total Amount is $6,548,250, on Which
$115,847.22 in Taxes is Due.
County Auditor Power has turned his
books over to the county treasurer and
from his compilation the following fig
ures are taken:
No. acres land, 435,524, value $2,251,225
Value of buildings 176,785
Real Estate in towns and cities 757,980
Value of all personal property 3,362,310
At 144 mills $94,940.03
Dogs, 2,638 at 50c 1,319.00
26 Special School 12,853.65
S. V. Cross Hill S S 446.92
R. R. Bonds 1,432.6-1
Support R. R. Com. 2.98
Income Tax 132.50
Increase over last year in amount of
Increase in assessment over last year
Largest amount to bo collected jn the
history of the county.
MR. DKGRAW SPOKE
He Predicts Complete State Service in
the Near Future-Growth
of the System.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct., 10.?Addressing
the National Rural Letter Carriers' as
sociation in annual convention here to
day, Assistant Postmaster General P.
V. DeGraw reviewed with pride tho |
growth and benefits of the rural deliv
ery system. Fifteen millions of people
now enjoy the service and Mr. DeGraw
predicts "complete State service" in
the near future. He complimeted the
carriers in having demonstated their
right to be regarded as one of the very
foremost class of servants in point of |
efficiency and good character.
Speaking of organization within the j
service, Mr. DeGraw said that to re
ceive the sanction of the department
such organizations must have for their |
sole object improvement in the service
or be purely fraternal or beneficial!
in character. "With any other pur
pose in view," he added, "they are
detrimental to the service, to their
members and to the public."
Mr. DeGraw quoted President Roose
velt's idea that "the national govern-]
nient should be a model employer;
should demand the highest quality of
Service from its employees and should
care for them properly in return.
In concluding he explained to the]
carriers the basis on which the increas
ed appropriation for carriers' pay had
been apportioned and discussed the
subject of parcels posts and postal sav
ii a W
(VUKE FINE DISPLAY.
Mr. JohnM W. Watts Preparing for An-.|
nuaPixhibits at State Fair.
Mr. John D. W. Watts, one of the]
principal exhibitors of fine cattle, poul
try, etc., at the State Fair every year,
is very busy preparing for this year'
show which opens on the 28th.
He will carry down a fine herd of ]
Ayshires, a pen of fat 10 months old
pigs, several coops of pit game chick
ens and a rare display of sheep and
goats, Marinos, Angoras and Maltese.
He has just received from San An
tonio, Texas, four magnificent speci
mens of Maltese milk goats which
he expects to put on exhibition. So
far as Mr. Watts knows they are the
only Maltese goats ii\ the State and he
is very proud of thenl
A COTTAGE WUR
Mr. Marion Winn Was Burhed Out on
Sunday afternoon the cottage located
on Mil's street and occupied by Mr.
Marion Winn and family was practi-1
cally destroyed by fire which was of
accidental origin. Among the avticles
saved from the burning house wal3 the
satchell of Mrs. Winn containing $50.
This was secured by cutting away the
weatherboarding with an axe, the sat
chel having been placed behind th
washboard for safe keeping by its owt\
er during her temporary absence.
The fire department responded)
promptly and did quick and effectual
work but the house was doomed before
the alarm was turned in. Mr. Winn had
a small amount of insurance on bis ef
fects, but the house, which was tne
property of the Crescent Company, was
KNITTINQ MIU. SOLD.
M. S. Bailey & Son ?uy Cross Hill Con*
ccrn. Personal Mention.
Cross Hill, Oct. 14. The Knitting
and Oil mill hero was sold last (Thurs
day in bankruptcy proceedings to M. S.
Bailey & Son for five thousands dollars.
Policeman Koon found himself in tho
midst of what seemed a regular riot
Friday night in the negro section of the
town. They resisted the officer but
with the assistance of Mr. Boazman he
landed several in the calaboose. The)
were before Intendant Witherspoon
next morning and the town treasury
repleted seventy-five dollars. They did
not want the days.
Misses Lula and Lou Thompson wero
in Greenwood last week attending the
wedding of a relative.
Mr. Hugh Leaman of Clinton v
with homefolks here Sunday.
Some one bent on mischief tied a barb
wire across the side walk opposite Mr.
M. T. Simpson's Friday night. Two gen
tlemen on bycicle came near receiving
serious injuries from it. Twenty fivo
dollars reward is offered for the guilty
party with proof to convict.
Misses Kate and Annie Austin were
over from Clinton Saturday till Mon
Rev. J. L. McLin will preach at the
Presbyterian Church next Sabbath.
Mr. R. A. Austin will attend the
Presbytery at Mountville this week as
delegate from the church here.
Mr. Frank Coleman was in town last
week visiting relatives.
Mr. Posey Calhoun of Fuharlee, Ga.
is here on a visit.
The weather is quite cool this A. M.
and frost a plenty.
Dress Making Department in connec
tion with our Dress Goods. Miss Amelia
Drummond in charge. J. B. Minter &
We now have In stock a line of Feath
er Beds with best quality of ticking
and feathers, at prices that will make
it to your interest to see our line beforo
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Bostonian Shoe for men, $3.50 and
$4.00. Patent, Box Calf, Gun MHal.
J. Bj Minter &. Pro.
THE GRAVE OF DICEY LANGSTON.
Heroine of the Revolutionary War Who
has Descendants in Laurens.
On next Thursday near old Enoree
church about two miles from Traveler's
Rest, the Nathaniel Greene chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion will hold a celebration in honor of
Dicey Langston, a heroine of the Revo
lutionaay war. The exercises will be
presided over by Mr. R. Mays Cleveland
and there will be an oration by former
Senator Alvin II. Dean. At the conclu
sion of the exercises a marker will be
placed on her grave.
Dicey Langston was one of the great
number who though unable to fight in
the battles, aided those who did fight?
their husbands, brothers and fathers.
It is said that once she saved her father
from death at the hands of a Tory by
throwing herself between the two when
the latter was fixing to kill tho former.
Another incident in the history of her
life is the saving of a camp of Ameri
can soldiers from almost sure death.
In some way she learned that the Tories
were advancing upon the camp and in
order to warn them of tho approach of
the Tories she was forced to swim
across the river.
Dicey Langston has many decendents
living in this and Laurens counties. The
Power, Clark, Altom, Griffin and Love
families are among her descendants. A
man by the name of John Bates maiv
ried one of Dicey Langston's daughters
and they had twenty-seven children.
It is expected that there will be a
huge crowd at the celebration at old
Enoree church next Thursday and the
exercises will be very interesting. There
will be quite a number to go up from
this city. The remains of the heroine
are interred in the graveyard of this
church. The appropriate markers which
will be placed on the grave will be fur
nished by the Nathaniel Greene chapter
of the Daughters of the Revolution.?
Greenville News, Oct. 13.
DR. ADAMS RESIONAION.
Committee of ten Selected to Secure and
Recommend his Successor.
A congregational mooting was held
after service at the First Presbyterian
Church Sunday morning at which Rev.
Doctor Adams formally tendered his
resignation as pastor of the church. Al
though it has been known for several
weeks that Dr. Adams had accepted
the presidency of the Presbyterian Col
lege of South Cai-olina and would begin
his work as president of the College
the first of November, his resignation
was accepted with deep regret by the
congregation to whom he bad faithfully
and lovingly ministered for twelve
After the resignation bad been sub
mitted and accepted, a comittee of ten
gentlemen was appointed, with Col. H.
Y. Simpson as chairman, to select a
suitable pastor and recommend him to
the congregation for a call.
Game Warden Watts.
Mr. John D. W. Watts, who was re
cently appointed game warden for Lau
rens county by Gov. Ansel, received
his commission Monday. In speaking
of the importance of the game law Mr.
VWatts said that while he did not wish
see anyone punished he expected to
ic to it that all violators reported pay
the penalty. All recognize in Mr.
Wutts the right man for this position.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
^FOR i-fyVLE Farm lands in Laurens]
county, l?Vatcd near Milton, five miles
from railrfcad. Apply to J. K. Vance,
care of Souahern Cotton Oil Company,
Columbia, tt. C. ll-4t|
FOR RENT-Two horse farm, close
to school and church, good dwelling and
outbuildings; p-ood cotton land. Prefer
renting but would work shares. John
A. Madden, R. F. D. 4, Laurens, S. C.
LOST ? Tuesday afternoon Ladies
small silver open face watch, small
leather ehata'ine chain with buckle on
it . Was lost between the office of J.
Y. Garlington and the Post Office, or
between the Post Office and Nash's
Hwd. store. A AUitaDde reward will be
paid if left at this oiVice. 11-lt.
SWEET POTATOeY -For sale. The
famous Georgia Puck variety; 75 cents
per bushel at my office. \ A. ft. Blakely.
BAGGING and TIES -y have a car
load bought before my\ ginnery was
burned. Will sell at cost.\Come quick.
W. L. Gray, Laurens, S. O. ll-2t
BAGGING AND TIES?I have a car
load bought before my ginnery was
burned. Will sell at cost. Come quick.
W. L. Gray, Laurens, S. C. 11-2t
FINE SEED OATS -Go to .). H. Sul
livan's and buy home raised Red Rust
Proof Oats to sow.
FI.OUR ? If you like good bread, try
our celebrated Henry Cmv Flour. The
finest Patent made. J. II. Sullivan.
FOR SALE S. C. Brown Leghorns,
Barred Plymouth Rocks and Black Mi
norcas. Any age. Write nu- ydir wants
and I will please you. It. A. Boyce,
Cross Hill, S. C. 9-41
FOR SALE:- Two fine plantations)
for parties wishing a home gear Cole
Point, S. ('. Apply to J. B. WhaHon,
Greenwood, S. C. H-'M
KOR SALI] My house and lot on
Main Street, or the Pitts property on
Main Street. Apply within the next
thirty days to C. C, Featherstone, Lau
rens, S. C. 10-tf
FOR SALE -The Vance place, near
Renno, S. C, containing 510 acres. P.
G. Ellesor, Agt, Newberry, S. C. lltf
WANTED to buy a yonng cow,
fresh in milk. Apply at this office.
FOR RENT-One two horse favm with
four room house one and one-half miles
from Mountville. For sale, two young,
medium sized mules. Apply to Mrs.
Lula Dendy, Mountville, S. C.
flucMen's Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
THE ECHOES OF EDEN.
Messrs. Brooks Brothers Operate a Fine
Oinnery. Other hems.
Eden, Oct. 10.? As all are aware
picking cotton is the order of the day
now. In this section it is being picked
out rapidly too, and ginned as fast as
possible. We have a ginnery located
here which L run by Brooks Brothers.
They are giving entire satisfaction and
cotton is hauled to them eight miles dis
As yet we have heard of only one
champion cotton picker this season, a
young lady living near Habun Creek
church and will give the amount next
time. This young lady referred to does
not have to pick cotton, either, because
her father is well off. To show how in
dependent he is, the fact may be men
tioned that he has just had three bales
of cotton ginned of last year's crop,
and he has other old cotton in bale un
der the shed at home.
We all know how pleasant it is to
have girls in the home; in fact it is very
lonely without them. I used to have
them and they were sweet too, but my
girls have all become boys at present,
and Mrs. "Slick" says they are a heap
of trouble and "Slick" thinks so too,
Mr. Ii. H. Roper and sister have just
returned from Pickens and Anderson
counties where they have been visiting
friends and relatives.
Mr. Editor, ploase help me out. The
woods will soon be full of candidates,
and methinks 1 will be in the woods too.
I will help to keep the leaves out of the
SAD DEATH CLINTON.
Mrs. Dr. Bailey Succumbs to Blood
Poisoning. Local and Personal.
Clinton, Oct. 15.?A sad event of the
past week was the death of Mrs. Julia
McNeill Bailey, wife of Dr. T. L. W.
Bailey, which occurred Thursday night.
On Thursday Mrs. Bailey had a dental
operation which resulted in blood poison
and occasioned her death in a week.
Mrs. Bailey was much loved by many
friends and the entire community sym
pathises with the bereaved husband.
Three small children are left motherless.
The funeral was held in the Baptist
church Friday afternoon at four o'clock,
the Rev. C. Lewis Fowler conducting
the service. The interment was in the
Presbyterian cemetery here.
Mr. J. W. Copeland, Jr., was called
to Statesville, N. C. Saturday by news
of the critical illness of his mother.
The Rev. J. L. McLin of Gray Court
is making arrangements to move with
his family to Clinton. He is pastor of
Friendship and Rocky Springs churches
and finds this a convenient central point
for a residence.
A gentleman on the street the other
day made the remark that twenty
families would move to Clinton between
now and Christmas if they could get
The house of the late Mrs. S. 15.
Vance is now occupied by Mr. Billy
Bell and family.
Mr. D. T. Copeland has moved into
the house on the corner of Main and
Church streets, known as the Owens
Mr. J. Groves Colbert and the corps
of graded school teachers have set to
work to build up a good school library
and beautify the school rooms with
fresh paint and good pictures. A move
ment is on foot to establish a high
school here under the new law. It will
be a great thing for Clinton if it can be
don . With an excellent system of
schools at the orphanage, a first-class
college, aud a well organized public
school fitting for the Sophomore class
in college this would .be indeed an ed
There has been less entertaining this
fall than for several years. In most
homes there are students for whose
good order folks willingly sacrifice such
pleasures as would distract them.
The past week was very quiet. Miss
Sallie Wright entertained the Nations
club Thursday morning.
Miss Camille andGenevieve Evans of
Newberry visited Miss Clara Young
Mrs. A. V. Martin is visiting in At
Miss Margaret Parrotl is teaching
school in the county.
Master Barney Parrott is quite sick.
Dr. Jacobs and Mr. A. E. Spencer
will represent the Clinton church at the
meeting of Synod in Anderson.
No advanced prices on Blankets at W.
Q. Wilson & Co,
Why buy a cheap cooking Stove i<>
make out with when you can gel a
Bucks that is made of the best quality
of iron and so constructed that one will
be a saving^ to you in the amount of
wood it will lake to run one, and last
longer. Sold only by
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Now is the time and .1. E. Minter
& Bro's. is the place to buy your fall
Reception to Dr. Adams.
The Pastors Aid Society of the First
Presbyterian church will give a recep
tion to Doctor Robert Adams and fam
ily on Friday the 26th Inst. at 7:30 P.
M. in sunday school room of the church.
All the. attending congregation whether
members or not are cordially invited to
ho pre; cnl.
Full value for your money always
guaranteeol at W. G. Wilson & Co,
A great Vno ?^ Misses Jackets at
moderate prices, $0, $10 und $l.r). J. E.
Minter & BrOi
?lng% New Uff? Pills
The be*XIn the
DEAL BETWEEN THE
FARMERS AND USEKS
English Spinners Agree to Buy Cotton
Direct Prom the Producers. Result
of the Atlanta Conference.
Atlanta, Oct. 10. ? Immediate and
practical results of the International
Conference of Cotton Growers and
Spinners which closed yesterday devel
oped today in a conference held by the
executive board of the Farmers' Educa
tional and Cooperative union and II. W.
Macalister of Manchester, England, one
of the chief experts on spinnnble grades
of cotton, with the European delegation
to the late conference. The object of
the conference was to perfect and as
speedily as possible to agree upon terms
whereby the growers of the union ould
deal direct with the European consum
ers. It was stated by the union's offi
cers that already the union had arrang
ed to locale an agent in England; that
a central agency had been established
in Memphis and that this office will no
tify the European agency of all cotton
ready for sale. Mr. Macalister guaran
teed that all cotton offered would be
bought. He explained, however, that
the cotton offered by the union must
conform with the grades sold, and that
the baling and compressing must be in
accordance with the terms adopted by
the conference. This was agreed to.
Preparation to Avoid the Usual Number
Winter time is approaching and with
it will come an increase in the number
of alarms calling out the fire apparatus.
A great many of these alarms are
sounded for small blazes caused by care
lessness on the part of householders.
Care should be taken to see that ev
ery chimney in the house gets a
thorough cleaning before the cold
weather sets in. Repairs to chimneys
when necessary, should be made, as
the amount expended now as a preven
tive of fire will be small as compared
with the damage done should a blaze
occur after the fireplaees are put in
Faulty chimneys are iioi the only
causes of useless fires; many others
may be mentioned. Kindling willi
kerosene, leaving an oil lamp burning
at night unwatched and the careless
disposition of matches and allowing
rats to get to them.
The following schedule of excellent
rules should prove of value to the citi
Don't get excited when you dis
cover fire?act quickly and coolly.
Don't place a light where a blown
curtain can reach it.
Don't go to bed and leave a kerosene
Don't keep matches where rats or
mice can get at them.
Don't place ashes in wood<m recep
Don't neglect to watch gas md oil
stoves when in use.
Don't use kerosene to kindle fires.
Don't allow flues to become defective.
Don't leave oily rags about.
Don't neglect to ascerta' immeiate
ly the cause of unusual ?1 Ke, or smell
of smoke. If it indicate re telephone
a lire station.
Don't delay sending n an alarm
when you discover a fire.
Don't hesitate to send in an alarm
or telephone to a fire station if you
cannot find the cause of unusual smoke
in your building.
Don't be without means for extin
guishing small fires at any time.
If a fire should start up in your pres
ence, a.idjjuo water or extinguisher
handy, smother it with a blanket, or
bed clothing; if these are not to be
had, take off your coat and use as
Don't invite fires to neglecting to
guard against and to be prepared for
them. Spartanburg Journal.
Winchcrter Regrets Losing Mr. Thayer.
The following resolutions regarding
the Rev. W. E. Thayer, formerly of
Charleston, recently adopted at the
Winchester (Ky.) Ministers' Confer
ence, will be read with interest:
"Whereas, the Rev. W. E. Thayer,
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
this city, has left us, the Ministers'
Association desires to record its high
regard for him as a brother minister,
lie has been a valued and highly appre
ciated member of our Ministers' Asso
ciation during his residence here. lie
has been prominent in religious move
ments and actively identified with all
efforts to elevate the moral and spirit
ual tone of the city. We have learned
to love him as a brother In the ministry
and honor him for his broad-minded
yet positive Christian manhood. We
have found him liberal, yet conserva
tive, scholarly yet simple in faith, a
man helpful to his fellows and coura
geous in his stand against wrong, i We
very greatly regret his leaving and can
most heartily commend him is a man
of exceptional worth wherever he may
cast his lot. Signed by William Cum
ming, chairman; ('. 10. ('rafton, secre
The Rev. Mr. Thayer Is a native of
Charleston, son of tho late William
Thayer, of tho old firm of C. T.
Lowndes & Co., and for many years
identified with the management <>f the
Hank of Charleston
Mr. Thayer has served in pastorates
at Ridge Spring and Rock Mill, S. C,
previously to going to Winchester, Ky.
He has just accepted a call from the
First Baptist Church at Laurens. S, C.,
and will enter upon hjs vyurK thero on
November i, His many friends will be
glad to note his return to his. *??tlve
state. mt\ fiffl1"'''" oeiKy^Jj
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Laura Vance of Clinton is visit
ing at the home of Dr. W. C. lrby.
Miss Thomas spent from Friday to
Monday in Hendersonville.
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan has returned from
a visit to Pinewood.
Mrs. R. E. Babb and children are
visiting at Fountain Inn.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. C. Fleming are
spending today in Columbia.
Mrs. J. R. Little accompanied Capt.
Little to Columbia today.
Mr. Fowler Childress spent Sunday
Miss Margaret Hudgens spent Satur
day at her home in Honea Path.
Mr. B. Wright Martin of Youngs
township gave us a pleasant call yes
Mr. and Mrs. Fleming Jones and Miss
Zelene Cray attended the Woodrulf
Rev. and Mrs. John E. Carlisle
have returned to their homo in Kings
Miss Blanche Clardy has gone to
Greenwood to accept a position with
Greer & Parker.
Mr. J. M. Lowe one of the substantial
citizens of Waterloo, was in the city
Miss Mary Dillard of Clinton was the
Suest of Miss Pauline Anderson Satur
ay and Sunday.
The handsome theatre built in Spar
tanburg at a cost of $.r)0,0<>o by James
T. Harris, was opened last week.
Mr. .lohn H. Williams yesterday
closed a contract with the Methodist
Episcopal church at Laurons for a
$;i,300 Estey pipe organ. ? Evening
Piedmont, Oct. 12.
Mr. T. F. Simpson, who some months;
ago sold his home on Laurons street to
Mr. L. 10. Burns, has rented the cottage
on Main street, now occupied by Mr. 11.
Terry, who expects to move into his
handsome new home on South Harper
street in a few weeks.
Masler Luther Bramlett, son of Mr.
Austin Bramlett, had a painful accident
Friday afternoon, breaking both bones
in one arm. Like a genuine boy be was
attempting to ride a calf, the calf ob
jected and in the tussle the accident oc
curred. He has much sympathy and
his friends hope his arm will soon be
Mr. Badgor C. Bowen made a stay
of twenty-four hours in Laurons last
week, dropping down from Washington,
where he tiad been on a business trip.
Mr. Bowen is a successful competitor
in the business world of Toledo, Ohio,
where he has been living for several
years. He will always have friends in
1.aureus who will be glad to welcome
Dr. Charles A. Ellett left Monday
for Richmond, Va., where he will open
dental odices and make his home in the
future. Dr. Ellett came to Laurens
from Virginia four years ago and be
gan the practice of dentistry, in which
he has been very successful. He has
made many good friends during his
residence here and will be much missed
from both the business and social life
of the city.
NOT EH AND FACTS
ALONU LAURENS NO. 3
Pine Crops All Along the Line and Farm
ers in High Spirils-"Niimbcr
Three All Right.
Of course,the farmers are very busy
gathering the crop. There has probably
never been a better averaged crop of
cotton and corn made in the territory
covered by No. 3. And the writer
must say that he has never met more
hospitable people than those residing on
lliis route and its a pleasure to serve
generous, free hearted patrons.
Some recent improvements may be
noted. Mr. (5. R. Milam has about
completed a new barn, Mr. K. H. Adair
has also made some improvements on
his premises, and Mr. W. D. Byrd has
recently erected a new cotton house in
which he has bis ginnery installed. Mr.
Byrd is one of the leading farmers of
the county. In addition to making ex
traordinary crops every year he raises
cattle and hogs with profit. He has
about. 30 head of hogs on hand now and
milks 11 cows. He ships his butter to
Columbia where he receives a fair price,
There are three schools located on
No. 3. Din ing t he summer and fall the
patrons of the Copoland school and
Bailey High school built new school
houses, both of which reflect credit up
on the communities in which they arc
located. Miss Ella Bell Copoland will
teach the Copoland school this year.
The session of the, Bailey school has al
ready oponed with Miss Naomai Sea
Wright of Donalds in charge. The oth
er school referred to is Oak Grove, lo
cated near Bellview Baptist church. It
is also a nice building, two story, the
upper room jeing used for a hall and
lodge room by the Woodmen of the
World. This school opened for the cur
rent term on Monday with Miss Kli/.a
beth Karris of Kock Hill as principal.
Number 3 is all right. The road for
the most part is good, belter perhaps
than the average. However, one or
two places need attention, and in one
particular instance the people residing
near say they will attend t i* at once,
Very good, gentlemen. Then there is
a little bridge on tho route out of re
pair, it was recently put down by the
county chaingang, but tho bank on one
side has given way which makes cross
ing dangerous. It may 1)0 repaired be
lore this appears in print.
Mrs. B, C. Bell who hftghoon visiting
her mother, flfrs, C. .!. Hipp, for some
time, hu? returned to her home in Cisco,
Texas, her sister, Miss Rosa Hipp, ac
companying her for an extended visit in
the Lone Star State.
Miss Rosa Bailey, dau?li>ei of Mr,
and Mrs. P. P. Bai ley, has gone to the
Cohppbia Female CoJIegcfor the season
Mr. B. B. Hlakel? mowed as
Hue a held of hayj^i Kkl < r looked
AN UNUSUAL ACT
Mayor Babb's House Fired
* Into at Night.
the (U IiTtyTtNKNOWN
Orcat Indignation Felt Over the Out?
ragcous Affair. Officials Work
im; on a Clue.
Saturday night about 11 o'clock tho
handsome new residence of Mayor C.
M. Babb, located on South Harper
street, was fired into from the street
by parties who used a shot gun and a
pistol of a large calibre. The charge
from the shot gun shattered the glass
in the front hall door and riddled the
hall chandlelier. causing it to fall to the
carpeted floor. One of the pistol balls
passed through the wall and lodged in
the wall of a bed chamber after passing
through the headboard of the bed. The
shooting aroused the members of the
Mayor's family who had retired, but
the fact that such an outrage had been
perpetrated was not discovered until
When the affair became known
around town there was much indigna
tion felt and freely expressed and the
Mayor himself was greatly stirred up
over the matter. The city officials
have a clue as to the guilty miscreants,
which they are quietly working on, and
developments in this direction are not
at all unlikely in a few days.
The supposition is that this act of
lawlessness was committed by some
parly or parties whose enmity has been
incurred by the Mayor ill the discharge
of his official dutios as the head of this
municipality. It is a well known lact
that he has let all the guilty hauled be
fore him as Mayor feel the weight of
I the law without fear or favor.
Back From the R. F, !). Association.
Mr. S. G. McDaniel returned to the
city Friday from the National Rural
Letter Carriers' associat ion, held last
week in Atlanta. Mr. McDaniel had a
very enjoyable time and he says the
meeting was the best in the history of
the organization. A delightful feature
of the occasion was a barbecue given
by President Paul Lindsay at his home,
a few miles out from Atlanta, which
was attended by the lion delegates.
Mr. Lindsay was reelected president
and the association will meet next year
at Omaha, Neb. Mr. McDaniel who hau
attended the last two National associa
tions, was appointed a member of the.
committee on "Unfinished Business,"
for the Atlanta meeting.
An Elegant Reception.
Cards have been issued as follows
announcing a reception tomorrow even
ing in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ree Gray
Mrs. Margaret V. Peterson
209 South Harper Street
Thursday, < )ctober Seventeenth
Bight-Thirty to Eleven O'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. B. <l. Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. 1. T. Balcntine who
have been residing in Columbia since
last February have returned to Laurens
and are occupying their residence in tho
vicinity of the Laurens Mills.
! Grand Jurors from Laurens county
United States Court at Groenvillc whicn
opens next Tuesday: Messrs J. I,. Hop
kins, John D. W. Watts and John W.
Lanford. Petit F. W. Mart in.
The following Shriners and one or
two candidates for the. exalted degree
in Masonry have gone to Columbia fop
a big meeting tonight of the Shriners:
Messrs. R. A. Cooper, M. L. Nash, C
M. Miller, II. Terry, J. S. Machen, J.
R. Little, W. I'. Caino, W. II. Gilkcr
son, Jr., F. J. Nelson, R. F. Jones. A
W. 'league, J. F. Holt, J. W. Fowler
W. ('. Winters, 'I'. ('. Turner, R. L\
Habh, W. R. Sloan. Mayor C. M. Babb
Dr. W. W. Dodson.
Everybody Going to
The State Pair
Advices for Accommoda
tions Show G-reatest
With good crops and pood fellow
1 ship existing IhrouKhout Iho state
Ihn crowds at Iho Slut? Fair will bo
hlKKor und livelier than over before.
And Columbia will be in belter ?hupe
(i. receive her k\u > lhan ever before.
More hoarding houses and homea
have boon listed lhan over and the
bureau of Informa'Ion Is in position
to lake oaro "f evor>body.
As for He- fair Itself, b wP! ,"'
Kroator, urn ml or and payer (hau
before, N" bot t. r Fall e\ or kno
the Mouth lhan Ihr Hinte Fair
lumbln this your ? >ei. 28 lo x->.
There will 1)0 more i,i HeO, iti" ? b
enjoy, more lo prolh by ihal
known anywhere outsddo. id n ? uh
Ilona I expositions The j ?>; r i < ? t
Stoek. pouiir.v ami ImpU'lnonl esl l
ahme win more than repay ai
vltdi o. i|n> Fair.
Resides tins, miirvolrtui exhibits
for widen over $8.000 j?r< mltini money
win be paid, ilie races win attract
thousands or people. JuM think of
pur.--? s for iie-.-e raeofi iipprcgatinp
nearly $4.000, And some of iho bent
(roiling mid runplnn hordes In Amor*
Ira win no. for ihewo. pursos,
Ih ?,be wh.V Of Ii liilisenelits? . Il ts
, nlomsl Impf?! dhlo in phrnnleU? all the
( (mi'sis shows and social runettohH
KohodUled bo Fair W?*"k. The bip
foot bull Kahles between Citadel ami
Welch Neck on Wednesday and cioin
ami CnlvorHliy of North Cared Inn
will in held on ThurHiluy. net. 31.
Field Hthloilesi jind <dhi r eontost? w ill.
I be hold Ii?-.11 \\ evei y dny.
'ib..me-, and iho Midway will glvo
pleasure for everybody, rlflldren md
prow u poopl' Tell your friends u>
meet you ;<1 Iho Sttitij i ? ?
The hosi in Men's and voumy Men"*
Suits, $10, $16, and $20. .1. ft Minter