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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30. 1907.
THE STATE FAIR
Exhibitors Are Ready for
tho Annual Event.
THE BANNER DAYS
Fine Rains Sunday Have Rendered
Weather Conditions ideal?Big
Columbia, Oct. 28.-The State Fair
opened this morning and all day there
was a hurry and bustle at the grounds.
Many of tho exhibitors had arrived
during the morning and were busy get
ting their booths in shajLo while the
tents on the midway were being put up
ready for the rush of the next four days.
Formerly the fair opened on Tuesday
morning but for tho last few years
Monday has been the first day. This
enables tho fair officials to get things
started earlier and by Tuesday the fair
is in readiness. Of course. Wednesday
and Thursday will be the biggest days,
when the railroads will run inv Bpccial
trains from all sections of the State and
the crowds will pour in from every side.
This section of the State has been
without rain for weeks and the Btreets
of Columbia have been exceedingly
dusty, while the fair grounds were in
the same condition, but yesterday there
were light showers and last night a
regular thunder storm with heavy
rain. The dust is laid and the day
broke clear and colder this morning,
making ideal fair week weather. If
this seasonable weather continues it
will be fine for football as well as horse
racing and the crowds will not be un
THE NEWS AT CROSS HILL.
Many Newsy Items and Personal Para,
graphs from This Growing Town.
Cross Hill, Oct. 28.-Mr. B. R. Aus
tin has sold his house and lot to Mr.
Jim Workman. Mr. Workman has
moved his family to town.
Mrs. B. W. Ball and Miss Bettie
Watts, of Laurens, were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Simpson last week.
Mr. Larry Watts and wife, of Latta,
were in town Saturday,
Mrs. W. C. Rasor was quite unwell
last week, and has gone to Chester to
the hospital for treatment.
Dr. J. D. Austin, of Clinton, was in
town professionally laat week.
A goodly number of our citizens will
attend the state fair this week.
Mr. M. A. Leaman and Mr. B. Whar
ton have sent horses to be put on exhi
bition at the fair.
Mrs. W. T. Austin and Mrs. Lena
Puckett attended the Woman's Mis
sionary Union of Enoree Presbytery, at
Spartanburg, last week.
Mrs. W. H. Leaman will go to Co
lumbia tomorrow with her little daugh
ter, Leonora, to have her tonsils treat
ed by Dr. Whaley.
Mrs. Tribble, sister of Mr. Drury
Vaughn, died Saturday night, and was
buried at Soul Chapel Sunday.
The ginnery here caught fire last
week. Barrels of water were conve
nient, and it was extinguished with lit
Mr. John Wasson returned last Mon
day from Presbytery, which met at
A good rain fell here last night. We
were glad to see it; the dust about
town was terrible.
Intendant Witherspoon made another
haul last week, in his endeavor to pro
tect citizens and keep order. This time
tho treasury is replenished one hun
Will Assure a Daily.
During the week of the forthcoming
Methodist Conference of South Caro
lina, which will be held at Gaffney, be
ginning on Nov. 26. Editor DeCnmp
of The Gaffney Ledger will issue his
paper daily in order to give prompt
and full reports of the proceedings of
Conference. The price for the week is
25 cts. and Rev. J. D. Crout, pastor of
the First church, will be glad to receive
and forward all Bubscriptions from
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
ROOM WANTED.?A small, unfur
nished Room, with stove or fireplace
and water near, wanted for light house
keeping. Answer quick. Address,
"JIM/' Drawer "E,'' City Postoffice.
JUST RECEIVED?-Large quantities
of Bran and Shorts for hog feed. J.
H. Sullivan, Laurens. S. C. 13-it.
FOR SALE?Farm lands in Laurens
county, located near Milton, five miles
from railroad. Apply to J. K. Vance,
care of Southern Cotton Oil Company,
Columbia, S. C. ll-4t
??CuPYRIGHT"-Famous name of
famous Flour. The undisputed leader
of all patent flours. Highest nutrition,
f Jreatest digestibility. Uso nothing but
"Copyright Flour. It's tho best.
FOR SALE?The Vance place, near
Ronno, S. C., containing 610 acres. P.
G. Ellesor, Agt, Nowborry, S. C. Utf
WYANDOTTE CHICKENS.-I have
for sale a few mire bred Wyandotte
Chickens, ready for delivery. Tully F.
Babb, Gray Court, S. C, R. ?. D.
No. 1. 13-lt.
FOR SALE? My house and lot on
Main Street, or tho Pitts property on
Main Street. Apply within tho noxt
thirty days to C. C. Featherstonc, Lau
rens, S. C. 10-tf
PIGS AND SEED WHEAT FOR
SALE.?Lot of thoroughbred Poland
China pigs and ehoats; also limited
j quantity of pure seed wheat. Will sell
ohe^p. P. B. Bailoy, Laurens^^R.^ F.
Mr. J. O. Templeton is at Anderson,
Messrs. John Cannon and Homer
Blackwell spent Sunday at Lanford.
Miss Annie Sitgreaves spent Satur
day and Sunday at home.
Don't forget that "Under the South
ern Cross" will be well worth seeing.
Mrs. R. E. Copeland is attending the
Mrs. A. D. Gray attended the Green
Misses Bessie and Dollie Roland will
attend the fair.
Mrs. S. R. Todd has returned from a
visit to Greenville.
Dr. S. P. Blakely of Ora was in town
Mrs. C. L. McDonald visited friends
and relatives near Cross Hill this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bennett yisited in
Greenville last week.
Mrs. E. J. Gage went to Greenwood
Friday evening, to spend a few days
with Mrs. C. W. Garrett.
Mrs. J. H. Brunson went to Colum
bia last week, and is remaining over
for the gaities of the fair.
Mr. J. R. Redden of Waterloo was in
the city Friday and gave THE Adver
tiser a pleasant visit.
Messrs. T. J. Weathers and W. S.
Chapman of Laurens R. F* D. No. 2
visited the Piedmont Fair in Greenville
Dr. H. A. McLcod and family are
now occupying their new home on
South Harper street.
Mr. W. L. Boyd is in Anderson this
week, in attendance upon the Synod of
the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. J. A. Copaland and children
have returned from a visit to Green
Miss Mary Johnson has returned to
her home in Spartanburg, after spend
ing a few days in tho city.
If you want to be stylish next Wed
nesday you will invite yourself to din
ner at the bazar.
It's not too early to begin dreaming
of that 'possum supper next Wednesday
The best thing given at the opera
house this winter will be "Under the
If you wish to see a stage beautifully
decorated and lovely scenic effects go to
see "Under the Southern Cross."
Rev. J. T. Taylor has recently re
signed as pastor of Enorec and Batha
bara churches and accepted calls to
New Harmony, this county, and Sclma
church, Spartanhurg county. He will
continue to supply Cedar Shoals and
Second Baptist church at Woodruff.
Mr. Mark Hcllams, general delivery
clerk at the Laurens postofTice, is tak
ing his fifteen days' vacation allowed
by your Uncle Sam'? postofflce em
ployees. During his absence the post
is being admirably filled by Mr. Pierce
Burdette, a veteran in 'this work.
Mrs. R. O. Hairston, of the Oak
Grove section, is suffering from a bro
ken leg, which misfortune befell her
Sunday morning as she was descending
the stairway at her home. She had al
most reached the bottom step when she
slipped and fell, with the result noted.
Rev. Geo. M. Sexton and family ar
rived in the city Friday from Waterloo
where Mr. Sexton has been supplying
several churches for the last year or
so. He has given up that work and
will probably accept the pastorate of
some Laurens churches, including the
Watts Mill Baptist church. He is a
son of Squire F. M. Saxton of the city.
Cotton Centimes Downward.
The price of cotton broke again yes
terday, reaching new low records for
the season, the Laurens market closing
at ten cents.
Mi38 Florence Boyce and Mr. Clar
ence Mobley of Clinton were united in
marriage Sunday afternoon at the Me
thodist parsonage by the Rev. John D.
Crout, pastor of the First Methodist
New Pastor Has Arrived.
The Rev. William B. Thayer, the
new pastor of the First Baptist church,
arrived in the city yesterday. As soon
as his furniture is placed he will take
up his residence on West Main street.
He will enter upon his pastoral duties
next Sunday morning.
Watts Mills School Biiilding.
Contractor Cooper will complete the
Watts Mills school house and audito
rium today. The building is located on
an admirable site, and in all of its ap
pointments it is especially adapted for
school and church purposes. There are
four largo recitation rooms and a spa
cious auditorium for church services
and Sunday school.
"the QIRlTrWtIieIwNNY SOUTH."
The Managers of the City Opera House
Are Securing Attractions Readily.
On last Thursday night the Runkel
Stock Company appeared here, present
ing "Tho Girl From tho Sunny South,"
which was attended .by a large au
dience. On Friday night "Foxy Grand
pa" captivated the audience. This at
traction was entirely different in char
acter and was quito amusing.
Tomorrow night the Wills Musical
Comedy Company will appear for one
night only. This company is highly
spoken of by tho press in the towns in
which it has played, and is said to be a
good one, drawing large houses nightly.
November 8 "Under tho Southern
Cross" is billed. This is all home tal
ent, and will have a large attendance.
Doing Business Again.
"When my friends thought 1 was
about to tako leave of this world, on
account of indigestion, nervousness and
general debility." Writes A. A. Chis
nolm, Trcndwell, N. Y., "and when it
looked as if there was no hope left, I
was persuaded to try Electric Bitters,
and I rejoice to say that they are
curing mo. I am now doing business
again as of old, and am still gaining
daily." Best tonic medicine on earth.
Guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co., and
Palmetto Drug Co. 60 cents,
County Teachers and the School Im
provement Association of Laurens
County Hold Meeting.
A large number of the teachers of
the county and city met last Saturday,
in the court house, for the purpose of
reorganizing two important associations
for the year?the Laurens County
Teachers' Association and the School
Improvement Association of Laurens
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. R. W. Nash, county superintend
ent of education, and the Teachers' As
sociation was organized, with Prof. A.
Q. Rice, principal of the Lanford high
school, as president; Mr. R. W. Nash,
vice president; Miss Bessie Hudgens,
of the Chestnut Ridge-Trinity school,
The programmo of exercises for the
meeting was next taken up. The first
topic, "The Advantage of High Schools
as Established Under Recent Act of the
Legislature," was discussed by Mr.
W. P. Culbertson, principal of the
Mountvillc high school, and Mr. R. A.
Dobson, superintendent of the Laurens
"Drawing in the Public Schools" was
the subject of a very interesting paper
read by Miss May Putnam, of Gray
Court, while Misses Bessie Hudgens
and Clara Welborn presented admir
able papers on the very live subject of
At the conclusion of this portion of
the programme the School Improve
ment Association of Laurens County
was organized, with Miss Bessie Hud
gens, president; Miss May Madden, of
Madden, vice president; Miss Clara
The meeting was adjourned to meet
on the fourth Saturday in November.
Chrysanthemum Show at Owings.
The second annual display of most
beautiful flowers of all kinds, given by
the Royal Florist Society, will take
place on Nov. 8. All lovers of flowers
are invited to be present and bring
their friends. Over forty nice pre
miums will be given to best flowers.
Good music, a splendid dinner, supper
and an interesting entertainment are
promised to all who will come. Re
freshments will be served, and all pro
ceeds will go for the chapel. Let
everybody come and see the best dis
play of flowers that has ever been in
all this country.
Farmers' Warehouse at Warevilie.
Mr. J. W. Beeks, Farmers' Union
organizer, was in ,n< city on Friday.
Mr. Becks had exp?."*.d to address the
farmers on that occasion in the inter
est of the Union, but on account of a
misapprehension as to dates, the meet
ting was not sufficiently advertised and
he decided to postpone the address to a
future date. Mr. Beeks stated that the
Union would establish a cotton ware
house at Warevilie, and that a meeting
at that place had been arranged for
Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 o'clock p. m.
The object of the meeting was to per
fect the organization and to raise the
required subscription, etc. He urges
a full attendance.
They Make You Feel (Jood.
The pleasant purgative effect experi
enced by all who use Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets, and the
healthy condition of the body and mind
they create makes one feal joyful.
Price, 25 cents. Samples free at the
Laurens Drug Co.
In nlno out of ten cases your infant
prodigy 1? a musician. Among paint
ers tho prodigy of prodigies was Sir
Thomas Lawrence. Ono of his earliest
pictures, it Is sold, was produced In
1776, quite oarly enough, for tho love
ly chorub who painted it was then six
years old. He was getting on In life,
tottering on the verge of twelve, when
the quality crowdod his studio at
Bath. The fates were kind to tho In
fant prodigy when they mndo his fa
ther landlord of tho Blaok Bull, De
vlzos, the inn where fashionable men
ond womon colled for rest and refresh
ment on their way to the waters. At
tho Black Bull the prodigy mndo his
first acquaintance with tho great world
whioh flattered htm in after Ufa and
which ho Hatte rod on canvas. ? Bt
Every good aot Is charity. Giving
wntor to tho thirsty Is charity. Re
moving stones and thorns from tho
road is Charity. Exhorting your fol
low men to virtuous deeds la charity.
Smiling In yonr brothor's fnoo Is char
ity. Putting a wanderer In tho right
path. Jto charity. A man's true wealth
la tn$ good he does In this world.
When he dies mortals wlfl ask what
property has ho left behind him, but
angels will Inquire, "What good deeds
hast thou sent beforo thee?"?Moham
When wo hove practiced good ac
tions awhllo they bceomo easy. When
they aro eosy wo toko pleasure In
them. When thoy pleose us wo do
them frequently, and then by frequen
cy of act they grow into a hablt^-Tll
New Speaker to Come.
Mr. J. W. Becks states that there
will be an address delivered at Laurens,
S. C, Nov. 1, which is Friday, time
to be after tho county Union meeting.
Tho speaker will ta)k of the cotton situ
ation and its uses, etc., and desires
everybody to hear what he has to say.
Everybody that raises a pound of cot
ton; everybody that handles or is inter
ested in cotton is wanted; bankers, mer
chants, lawyers and mechanics. Ho
wants the biggest crown that ever was
jn Laurens to hear it.
"TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY."
By J. B. Wills Musical Comedy Co.,
Oct. 31 and Nov. I.
The Wills company comes to Laurens
highly recommended. We quote from
tho Greenville News what the people
of Greenville thought of one of the
numbers they are to put on here:
Those who went with John B. Wills
and company on their "Trip to Atlan
tic City'' last night had a most delight
ful time. There was not a dull mo
ment during tho entire time, and there
was a large crowd at the Grand.
Wills, as Hinky Dee, and James
Brewer, as the retired brewer, pre
sented some of the most laughable and
ludicrous comedy that has ever ap
peared at the Grand opera house, Both
of these comedians introduced several
entirely now features, along with in
numerable jokes and eccentric comicali
ties, that kept the crowd in an almost
continuous laugh. The musical num
bers were excellent.
Wills and tho chorus sang the Hinky
Dee song with good effect. Wills'
comicalities at this point are indescrib
able. He represents a loose-jointed
bell boy, whose capers and antics with
the hotel guests are entirely original
and laughable. Miss Helston, in her
two songs, was encored several times.
In the latter song Wills injected a
change-of-hat comedy act that brought
down the house.
Miss May Halby pleased tho audience
with her singing, and has won much
popularity with all. The Derformance
as a whole is one that pleases, and the
unusual spirit and dash that character
izes the company will doubtless attract
crowds throughout the week.
"Two Old Cronies," another good
production of this company, will be put
on Friday night. Seats on sale at Lau
rens Drug Co. Prices, 15, 25, 35 and
Congratulating the Bride and tiroom.
One is often asked what should be said
to tho newly-married pair?what form
congratulations should take, and so on.
Stilted phrase's are at all times to be a
voided, and the greeting shonld be as
simple and straightforward as possible.
It is good form to wish 1 ho bride happi
ness, while the groom is congratulated
Thus one says to the bride; "I hope
you will be very happy, and I am sure
you will." And to the groom one may
say; "You do not need to be told how
much you are to bo congratulated, for
you know it already. Still I do want
to say that I congratulate you from
A pretty custom followed by some
brides is that o*" turning, when half
way up the stairs, after the reception
or tho breakfast is over, untying the
ribbon fastening the bouquet together,
and scattering the flowers thus released
among the men waiting below. This dis
poses of the wedding bouquet, which
one seldom has the heart to throw a
way, and which one can not keep satis
If gifts are displayed at a reception
all cards should bo removed. The bride
may keep a list of her presents and the
donors, but to display cards gives an
opportunity for invidious comparisons.
?Marion Harland, in Home Magazine.
A Club Meeting.
A very pleasant affair of last week
was Miss Pauline Anderson's entertain
ment for the Fortnightly Social Club,
which was enjoyed by twenty of the
club members from 4 to 6 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon. The hostess was as
sisted in receiving by Miss Lola Ander
son and Mrs. W. H. Anderson. The
parlor where the tables were arranged
for "Nations" was most charming,
autumn leaves, lovely and varied in
hue, and clusters of berries giving a
bright and cozy effect to the room.
The score cards, which were distributed
by pretty little Miss Mary Johnson, of
Spartanburg, bore the shape and tints
of autumn lcayes and were exceedingly
pretty. Half a dozen interesting games
were played, and then a tempting salad
course and the most delicious hot choco
late appeared in the hands of the pretty
waitresses, bringing to a close one of
the club's most delightful meetings.
Those present were: Mesdaines H.
K. Aiken, J. H. Teagtae, It. F. Jones,
C. E. Gray, A. D. Gray, J. W. Powell,
of Whiteville, N. C, R. E. Copeland,
M. L. Copeland, W. H. Washington, E.
P. Minter, Lamar Smith, J. H. Parks;
Misses Emily Meng, Agnes Adams,
Lila Hart, Willie Jones, Willou Boyd,
Bessie Todd, Annio Gilkerson; Mrs. W.
II. Anderson; Misses Lola and Pauline
Tribute of Respect,
We, the members of tho Missionary
Society of Clinton Baptist church, in a
most earnest way, wish to express our
feeling of sincere sorrow in the loss of
our dear sister, Mrs. Emma T. Griflin.
She was one of tho charter members,
having helped sustain it for twenty-five
years by her faithful efforts as a cheer
ful giver and willing worker for the
Lord. Tho removal of such a life from
among us leaves a vacancy and shadow
that is deeply felt by all the members
of the Society; therefore be it
Resolved, That the support she has
rendered by hor counsel, contributions
and Christian example be held in lov
Resolved, That we bow in humble
submission to the will of our Father
who doeth all things well.
Resolved, That we extend to the
family our heartfelt sympathy in this
Resolved, That a pago in our min
ute book bo inscribed to her memory,
and a copy of these resolutions be sent
to tho Baptist Courier, Advertiser
MRS. T. C. SUMEREL,
MRS. J. R. PARRQTT,
MRS. W. M. SUMEREL,
Tho blooming rose is beautiful.
But the blushing bridu more dutiful,
Ail the crimson tint you liko to see are
By taking RockyjMountain Tea.
A SUNDAY MARRIAGE.
Miss Ursula Clark Becomes Bride of
Mr. J. L. Cooper.
On last Sunday afternoon Miss Ur
sula Clark, of Scufiletown township,
and Mr. J. L. Cooper, of Carlisle, were
married at Cross Anchor, the cere
mony being performed by the Rev. W.
W. Williams. After the marriage Mr.
and Mrs. Cooper drove to Carlisle, and
on Monday the bridal party returned to
tho home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Mattie O. Clark, near Langston church,
for a charming reception given in their
Mrs. Cooper is an attractive and ac
complished young woman, and since
finishing school has been engaged in
teaching in thiB county, while Mr.
Cooper, the groom, is successfully en
gaged in business with his brothers in
the progressive town of Carlisle. He
is a brother of Mr. C. R. Cooper, a
young farmer of tho Langston church
DR. RALPH W. EDWARDS.
His Death, Which Occurred iu Columbia,
Regretted by Laurens Friends.
The news of the death of Dr. Ralph
W. Edwards, in Columbia, last Wednes
day afternoon came as a shocking sur
prise to all of his friends and acquaint
ances in Laurens, where he had lived
for the past year. As was noted in The
Advertiser last week, Dr. EdwardB
was at a Columbia hospital under treat
ment for fever, ho having been accom
panied to the capital city on the pre
ceding Saturday by Dr. Isadore Schayer.
On Tuesday it was found that an opera
tion would have to be performed, but
this heroic measure did not avail, and
the young man passed away a day
The body was taken to Orangeburg,
the home of the deceased, for burial
Thursday morning. He was 31 years
old, and the only child of Mr. W. A.
Edwards, of Orangeburg, who spent
some time here last winter with his
son and made many friends who sym
pathize with him.
Dr. Edwards came to Laurens a little
over a year ago and became a member
of the Dodson-Edwards Drug Company.
He made friends rapidly and was
deservedly popular with all. Dr. W.
W. Dodson, the senior member of the
company, who knew him more inti
mately than anyone else in Laurens,
held him in the highest regard and es
teem and feels his departure as a
peculiar personal loss.
Gartylo'a Reolpo For Ghirte.
Here Is an extract from a letter of
Thomas Cnrlyle, In which he oskB his
sister to make him Boine shirts and
sends the measurements. How many
womon could make a shirt after them?
"My Dear Jenny?* * * In the mean
while I want you to( make mo some
flannel things, too^-throe flannel shirts
especially. You can get the (lannol
from Allck If ho has any that be can
well recommend. You can readily hnvo
them mndo before the shirts go
off. I havo taken tho measure today
and now sond you the dimensions, to
gether with a moaeurlng strap which I
bought some weeks ago (at one penny)
for the purposol You ore to bo care
ful to Bvour the flannel first, of tor,
Which procoss the dimensions nro
those: Width (when tho shirt is laid
on Its back), 22Vd Inches; extent from
wrist button to wrist button, 01 Inches;
length in the back, 86 Inches; length lu
the front, 26V6 inches. Do you under
stand all that? I doro say you will
mako It out, ami this measuring band
will onnblo you to be exact enoogh."
Began With "D" Anyway.
"An' when they gits to Italy," goes
on Bill, growln* quite enthusiostlc, as
you tutght say, over th' idoo, "ho'll
have th' time Of his Ufo ruuilnatin'
roun* them old palaces of tho dogs.
"Dogs I" I gasped. 'Talaces of tho
"Doggies, thou, I s'.poso you might
call It," says ho, "If you'm "rfo blamed
pcrtlklar, though It aiirrBpelt that
way. It's spelt dogs, only with tho
"Bill Gladox," aays I, "for on unod
jucated man you ore th' most Ignorant
I over see. Do you moan to tell mo
you ain't never boar, of th' dodges of
Veoico that has been mayors of th'
town for th' last hundred jfean or
"Ho, I ohVt," says bo, "an* no ouo
else neither. Ther' ain't any such
folks there. Dodge ain't an Eyctallou
narao nobow. It h longs in Connecti
cut. Not but what thor's a few mebbo
in ?tew York on' Rhodo Island, but uot
In Italy, not by a derned sight."?
Wo went to a bullfight and wished
wo had stayed away. It is quite ns
unpleasant as pooplo say, and tho
cruelty to the horses turns one sick.
If It was merely an affair bot ween the
men, who are undoubtedly very skill
ful, end tho bull, which Is probably so
mad with rage as to ho past feeling
much pain, ouo could shrug one's shoul
ders at tho queer gamo and find soino
excuso, but for tho torture of those
poor old blindfolded screws there can
bo no shadow of pallfatlon,v After three
bulls bad been killed wo hud seon
more than enough, especially as the
horses in tho third encounter had al
ready been badly gored In tho socond,
and the third bull was not killed neat
ly, bulb ran about bellowing for owhllo
with tho espada's sword sticking out
of his shoulders.?Block wood's Maga
Quinsy, Sprains and Swelling Cured*
"In November 1901, I caught cold
and had the quinsy. My throat was
swollen so I could hardfy breathe. I
applied Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
it gave me relief in a short tim/\ In
two days I was all right," says Mrs.
Cousins, Otterburn, Mich. Chamber
lain's Pain Balm is a liniment and is
especially valuable for sprain and swel
lings. For sale by Laurena Drug Co.
Dr. Adams and Family Honored Guests
oi the Congregation of the First
The congregation of the First Pres
byterian church tendered an elegant
farewell reception to their retiring pas
tor, Dr. Robert Adams, and family on
last Friday night, in the Sunday school
room of the church. Almost the entire
congregation was present, and refresh
ments, consisting of coffee, chocolate
and sandwiches were served and the
evening much enjoyed.
An especially pleasing incident con
nected with the occasion was the pres
entation to Dr. Adams of a chest of
silver by the members of his congrega
tion and a silver ladle on the part of
the choir as a farewell gift. The pre
sentation speech was made by Dr. H.
K. Aiken, on behalf of tho congrega
tion, and by Mr. C. W. Tune, on behalf
of the choir. Both these gentlemen ac
quitted themselves in a very creditable
manner. Dr. Adams was almost over
come with surprise and pleasure at
these tokens of love and appreciation
of the twelve years of labor among his
people, and his response was both feel
ing and appropriate.
Dr. Adams' farewell sermon to his
people was preached on Sunday eve
ning, and he left yesterday for Ander
son to attend Synod. He tarried long
enough in Clinton to open the exercises
of the college in the morning, thus as
suming his new labors. His absence
for a week at Synod will postpone the
removal of hiB family to Clinton until
after tho expiration of about two weeks.
Fountain Inn Next Place of Meeting.
The Missionary Union of the Enoree
Presbytery adjourned yesterday after
noon, to meet next October in Fountain
Inn. Tho union met in convention in
the First Presbyterian church of this
city Tueesday evening, and held inter
esting meetings nfternoon and evening.
The closing meeting yesterday after
noon was one of the best, if not the
very best, held during the convention.
At the session yesterday morning the
following officers were elected to serve
for the following year: President:,
Mrs. W. W. Simpson, of Woodruff;
vice president, Mrs. W. P. Austin, of
Cross Hill; secretary, Mrs. J. Walter
Allen, of Spartanburg; treasurer, Mrs.
J. O. C. Fleming, of Laurens. Mrs. Aus
tin, the retiring president, who became
the vice president, had held the office
of president for the past two years. ?
Spartanburg Herald, Oct. 25.
A TOWNSHIP DEBT IS DEAD
Rnilway Bonds, Voted Thirty-Seven years
Ago, Consigned to the Flames.
Lone Jack, Jackson county, Missouri,
already noted for its historic events,
has added another interesting chapter
to its annals. Two hundred residents
of Van Buren township gathered there
Saturday afternoon and, by burning
the canceled bonds, celebrated the final
obliteration of a debt of $100,000 in
bonds and interest for a railroad that
never was built.
All the farmers now have?except
the memories -for thirty years of liti
gation and high taxes, is the railroad
embankment that stretches diagonally
across the township from northeast to
southwest, a scar that gradually is fad
Under the seductive spell of promot
ers the people in Van Buren township
voted an issue of $50,000 in Oper oent
bonds in 1870 to aid in building the
"Lexington, Lake & Gulf railroad"
through tho township. The bonds
were issued, but the road, although
graded and bridged in places, never
was completed. The whole debt event
ually amounted to $100,000.
The bondholders appealed tho case to
the United States circuit court, where
the decision of the Missouri supreme
court was reserved, and the United
States supreme court held the docision
of the circuit court. This meant that
the bonds must be paid. They had pass
ed into the hands of the "innocent pur
Van Buren township contains an area
of seventy-two square miles and the
assessed valuation is about $820,000.
Counting principal and interest and at
torneys' fees, it is estimated to have
paid out not less than $100,000 and they
have nothing to show for it except a
few old ditches running diagonally
through tho township from northeast
to southwest and almost overgrown
with trees and shrubbery.
The above clipping was sent to 'I'm-;
ADVERTISER by Mr. William D. Sulli
van, a resident of Sullivan township,
who adds: There is some consolation
for the Sullivan township people
We are not the only folks that havo
boon caught by voting Township bonds
to build a railroad that was never com
Charity Towards His Fellow.
An Advuktisku man recontly made
a potato deal with a shrewd Laurens
county farmer, in which the farmer
considered that he had gotten the ad
vantage. Tim Advkktihuh man was
entirely satisfied with the transaction,
but the potato grower believed that the
deal would create a family unpleasant
ness for the paper man, so he sent a
bag of magnificent yams to the lady of
the house, any one of which ought to
be a moan for tho family. Tho lady
declares that whero might have been
dissension there now assuredly dwells
Alice - PimpUi* and other blotches nr?
supposed to he caused from acid stomach
A simple remedy and one that gives you
a fresh blooming complexion is Hoflis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea. 30 conta, Te.a
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Lula Parker of Barksdale was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. J. P. Jones of Ware Shoals was
in the city yesterday on business.
Capt. E. G. Mitchel, of Mt. Bethel
was in the city yesterday.
Mr. John F. Sloan of Fountain Inn
was in the city yesterday on business.
Mrs. W. E. Nash, of Clinton, is vis
iting her daughter, Mr?. J. E. Philpot.
Mrs. T. C. Sunierel, of Clinton, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. K. W, Willis.
Mr. J. T. A. Ballew, of Lisbon, left
yesterday afternoon for the State Fair.
The Wills Musical Comedy Co. will be
at the opera house Thursday and Friday
Davis-Roper Company have just in
stalled the latest cash and package car
rier system now in use,
Mrs. C. M. Miller and children spent
last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Wright, at Lisbon.
Rev. John D. Pitta and Rev. E. C.
Watson, pastor of Chestnut Ridge,
exchanged pulpits last Sunday.
Dr. C. Q. West and Mr. J. Q. Ridge
way, of Princeton, were in town yes
terday on business.
Mr. T. F. Babb, one of the county's
most substantial farmers, was in the
Col. John D. M. Shaw spent one
night during the past week with Mr.
W. E. Lucas and family. *
Dr. Isadore Schayer has gone to
Philadelphia to attend clinic lectures
for a fortnight.
Mr. John F. Sloan, a prominent
Young township farmer, was in the
Mr. and Mrs. G. Wistar Babb, of the
Rabun Creek church section, were here
yesterday, on their way to the State
Col. J. H. Wharton and Mr. Joel
Smith, of Waterloo, passed through
Monday enroute to Columbia for the
Mr. W. B. Clark was in the city
Monday evening, returning to Green
wood from the Clark-Cooper reception,
Monday afternoon, near Langston
Mr. Archie Willis, of the Senior class,
has been elected by the Preston Liter
ary Society as their representative in the
annual oratorical contest. Mr. W. C.
Curry, Jr., has entered the Junior class.
We are glad to see Mr. Curry with us
again. ?Wofford College Journal.
Among those who will go down to tho
State Fair to day are Chief W. S.
Bagwell, Messrs. I'rank Owings, Clyde
Franks, A. W. Teague, P. W. Green,
C. A. Taylor, Dr. Poseyand family and
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Black well.
Mr. J. N. Hudgens and family will
this week move into their handsome
new residence on South Harper street.
The new homes of Mr. IL Terry and
Dr. H. A. McLeod, located on this
street, are also about ready for occu
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nance, of Cross
Hill, arrived in the city today, and
will spend fair week with their sister,
Miss Mary T. Nance, at tho home of
Mrs. J. M. Daniels, on Sumter street.
?Columbia Record, 28th.
A typographical error occurred last
week in the advertisement of the Bank
of Laurens, as to the amount of inter
est paid on time deposits. The bank
pays 6 per cent, now, but with its in
creasing prosperity it may pay much
more in the future
Mr. L. R. Babb and daughters,
Misses Sallie and Nannie Babb; Miss
Ethel Armstrong; Messrs. Laurens
Babb, Laurens Armstrong, Calvin Cur
ry, Tolliver Willis, Thomas Mahon, Sr.
and others of the Grecnpond section
were in Laurens Tuesday, on their way
to the Columbia fair.
The date for the presentation of
"Under the Southern Cross" will, it
is now thought, bo November 8. Ow
ing to the fact that the opera house
has been used by professionals almost
every evening, the date has been post
Eoncd from time to time. All who
ave seen the play say unhesitatingly
that it will be beautiful.
The following-named Alliances have
partial or paid-up stock in the fund
which formerly went into the Stato ex
change: Leesvillo, Chostnut Ridge,
Wham, Mt. Gallagher, Poplar, Prince
ton, Lanford, Huntington, Bryson's,
Cedar Grove, Tumbling Shoals, Youngs,
All Alliances named above will please
send their respective sub-trusteoH, or
someone who is authorized to receipt
for this fund, to mo. Mr. O. P. Good
win, who has charge of this fund, is
anxious to distribute it, and has author
ized me to issue chocks for it,
O. G. THOMPSON.
October 28, 1907.
See our beautiful display of Swing
ing and Vase Lamps, in different sizes,
colors and decorations. S, M. & E. 11.
W ilk es & Co,
A Card of Thanks,
i At a late meeting of the Kairview
Agricultural and Mechanical Association
a unanimous vote of thanks was ten
dered our friends who assisted us so
materially in making our recent stock
show such a grand success. While we
have passed our twenty-first year (and
it never rained) and look back, wo think
with pardonable pride, over our past
career, we know we haye made many
mistakes and today would gladly recall
them; but all we can do is to remember
them so as to enable us to avoid a
repetition of them in tho future.
J. STEWART PK I) EN,
The formal institution of Greenwood
Commandery, Knights Templar, will
take plaoe at Greenwood on the after
noon and evening of November 7. All the
grand officers of the Grand Comman
dery of the state will bo present. Tin
sextette of Columbia Commandery will
aid in the work. The actual work of
institution will begin at 8 o'clock in the
afternoon. A large class of candidates
will rereivo the orders in the eve
ning. A banquet will then follow. All
Sir Knights are invited to attend as the
guests, of Greenwood Commandery.
New President Addresses
TUE LECTURE COURSE.
Monument Fund (irows Under Manage
ment of the Daughter* of the Con
federacy. Personal News.
Clinton, Oct. 29. ?Dr. and Mrs. John
Wesley Young have issued invitations
to the marriage of their daughter,
Clara Elizabeth, to Mr. Chancy Williams
Stone, in tha Presbyterian church on
the evening of November tho sixth.
The ceremony will be performed by the
Rev. Dr. Jacobs. The occasion is looked
forward to with unusual interest on ac
count of the popularity of the bride and
groom. Miss Young graduated at Chi
cora college and for two years was a
teacher in the graded school here. Mr.
j Stone is a partner of one of the most
successful mercantile firms in Clinton,
the Copoland-Stone Company, and en
joys tho confidence of the entire com
munity. Both are prominently and
The Rev. Dr. Adams addressed the
students of the college Tuesday morn
ing. He was given a cordial hearing.
He and his family are expected in
Clinton next week. They will share
the President's home with Mrs. Neville
and family until the completion of her
house, which is now under way.
This community was shocked on Sat
urday to hear of the death of the little
child of Mr. and Mrs. Norman as a
result of scarlet fever. The child'had
recovered from the fever which was of
the mildest form several weeks. No
physician was in attendance when he
had fever and it lasted apparently but
a few days. East week he grew quite
ill and when a when a physician was
summoned he pronounced the disease
the result of scarlet fever. The matter
has occasioned great concern as it was
the first alarming manifestation of tho
fever in Clinton. A number of children
have been stopped from school and chil
dren are almost never soon on tho
streets this week. There is general
sympathy for tho bereaved family. The
child was buried Sunday morning.
Miss Sallie Wright entertained the
Actaeon Book Club and a few other
guests on Friday afternoon most pleas
Mrs. Alex. O'Daniel has issued invi
tations to a "Linen Shower" for Miss
Clara Young on Saturday afternoon.
The Lyceum course opened Friday
evening with a concert given by tho
Temple Quartette. There was a crowd
ed house. The next number of tho
course will be an entertainment by
Ralph Binghamnext Tuesday evening.
The [Daughters of the Confederacy
gave an oyster supper on Friday night
in the city hall, realizing between forty
and fifty dollars. A great deal of en
thusiasm is manifested in the growth
of the monument fund. There is now
in hand about $150.
Miss Mary Starr of Yorkvillo, a stu
dent of Chicora College, spent several
days the past week with Miss Mattie
Among Clinton's Fair-Week visitors
are Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Copeland, Miss
Ina Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Waters Fer
guson, Miss Tallulah'Neville, Miss Ma
rion McCrary, Mr. Frank MeCrary,
and Mr. B. Grayham. It is quite prob
able that a number of others will g<>
down on Thursay.
Mesdames W. S. Bean, J. F. Jacobs,
W. J. Bailey and A. M. Copeland at
tended the Missionary Union in Spar
tanburg last week.
Mr, M. S. Bailey is in the Columbia
hospital, where he last week under
went a successful operation for appen
dicitis. Miss Connie Bailey has been
with him all of tho time, anil all of his
children were with him at the time of
Mrs. Smith Entertains for Mrs. Peterson.
Union, Oct. 20. -Mrs. G. P. Smith
was the hostess Tuesday afternoon for
a beautiful reception given in honor of
Mrs. B. Q. Peterson, who has latoly ar
rived in Union, when a large number
of guests called between the hours of
4:30 and G p. m. Mrs. Smith was as
sisted in receiving by Mrs. B. G. Pe
terson, Mrs. Emslio Nicholson, Mrs. J.
(Hough Wallace, Mrs. E. U. Wallace
and Mrs. Mr Beth Young.
The reception hall, parlor and dining
room were adorned with quantities of
exquisite roses, brilliant autumn leaven
of every shade and handsome conserva
tory plants. Tin: guests wore escorted
to the dining room by Mesdames R. L.
McNally, Ida Baker and C. II. Peake,
whore they were received by Mesdames
J. 1). Arthur, Spencer Morgan, Rice,
Cora Murphy and Miss Minnie Gist.
Here they were served to a delicious
and elaborate salad course by Misses
Clara Sarratt, Corrio Under and Mary
Atkins. The parlor and dining room
were lighted by softly shaded crimson
lights, which gave a charming effect.
The rocoption wa;i informal and watt
much enjoyed by all who wore present,
Bitten by a Spider,
Through blood poise/umg caused by
a spider into, John Washington of Bos
queville, Tex., would have lost his leg,
which becaino a mass of running sores!
had he, not been persuaded to use Buck
lon'fl Arnica Salve. He writes: "The
first application relieved, and four box
es healed all the sores." Heales every
sore. 2T>c. at Laurens Drug Co., and
Palmetto Drug ('<>.
LECTRIC thnMHMt- por
I BITTERS and kidneys.