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Visitors and Others Here
FATAL It. R. ACCIDENT
Approaching Marriage of Miss Hays and
Mr. Owens a Surprise. Other
Clinton, Dec. 3.?Thanksgiving Day
was observed as usual in Clinton. In
spite of the disagreeable weather,
there was much feasting and pleasure.
Services, were held in the various
churches, and collections taken up for
the orphanages. There were a number
of family gatherings, a few formal din
ners and a brilliant dance wound up the
day. A number of the college students
went home for the day; others got
boxes from home. Mrs. McKellar pro
vided at the dormitory a sumptuous
dinner, to which she invited a number
of young ladies. At the Orphanage
the usual good dinner was enjoyed. For
many years the same man has made it
a point to provide the Thanksgiving
dinner at the Orphanage. In the after
noon there were various parties and
frolics in the different cottages. Mr.
Tom Scott, as usual, collected a liberal
Biipply of provisions for the inmates of
the county home.
Mr. Haskell Copeland, of Statesville,
a student at Wofford, spent Thanks
giving with Mrs. W. A. Shands; Miss
Emmie McCrary, a student at the Col
lege for Women in Columbia, was at
home from Wednesday to Monday;
Miss Marion Fleming, of Augusta, a
Converse student, visited Miss Mary
Bean; Miss Mary Cooper, of Mayes
ville, visited Misses Katherine and
Elizabeth Bean; Mrs. Austin, of Union,
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Rhett Milam; Miss Moore, of Georgia,
visited her sister, Mrs. J. Groves Col
bert. Several former pupils of tho Or
phanage returned for JThanksgiving at
the old home. Mr. Wallace, of ?ie
Columbia Theological Seminary, and
Mr. Clinkscales, of the South Carolina
College Law School, visited friends;
Prof, and Mrs. A. V. Martin visited
friends in Newberry.
A Bad incident following Thanksgiv
ing was the killing of Mr. C. A. Dun
can, an employe of the Lydia Cotton
Mills. It is said that he had been
drinking during the day, and it is sup
posed that he sat down on the railroad
track. He was struck and instantly
^^llcd by the northbound vestibule at
^bout 6 o'clock Thanksgiving Day. No
other serious accidents were reported.
The announcement of the approach
ing marriage of Miss Bessie Hays and
Mr. William Bailey Owens came as a
surprise to the entire community. Miss
Hays was a member of the senior class
of the college up to last Wednesday.
She is very popular in the young set,
and her friends regret her leaving
them bo soon for the ranks of the mar
ried. She will be one of the youngest
brides Clinton has seen in a long time.
Mr Owens is in the employ of the
Seaboard Air Line Railway, and is
generally yknown as a young man of
much business ability. Both these
young people have many friends, who
wish them success and happiness. The
marriage is to be at the residence of
the bride's mother, Mrs. M. A. Hays,
on the 11th of December.
By the time this is read the Ladies'
Aid Society Bazar will be in full swing,
and, as usual, it is looked forward to
as a social event of the first magni
tude. Preparations are now under way
for a better dinner and better booths
than ever before.'
Mrs. R. B. Vance was hostesn at a
charming meeting of the Actaeon Book
Club last Friday.
Mrs. Roach, of Savannah, who has
paid an extended visit to her daughter,
Mrs. George Ellis returned home Tues
Miss York, of Georgia, is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Barrow.
Miss Mary J. Meadows, of Alabama,
is spending the winter with Mrs. J. Ed
Miss Ellen McCaslan is visiting in
Seneca, where she will take part in the
wedding of Miss Inez Dickson, her
Mrs. II. L. Scaife and children leave
this week for a visit to Union.
Mrs. John C. Davis and Mrs. Watts
Davis returned Saturday from Charles
ton, whore they enjoyed the D. A. R.
Mrs. John C. Davis and Miss Lydia
Henry are in Cheater this week, at
tending the U. D, C. convention.
Mr. Hi Q. Adams is in Charleston
Mrs. Emma Glenn, of Spartanburg,
is visiting in Clinton.
Miss Sally Aiken, of New York, is
L the guest of Miss Tallulah Neville.
Mr. B. L. King and the Rev. Mr.
Hodges attended the meeting of the
Methodist Conference at GafTncy. Mr.
Hodges has served tho Clinton people
most acceptably for three years, and
they petitioned for his re-appolntment.
The churches of Clinton hold a union
service on the first Sabbath night of
each month. Last Sabbath night the
Rev. Mr. Wooten, who has recently
been made pastor of the Associate Re
formed Presbyterian church, preached
at this service, whiclj. was held in the
Baptist church. He made an excollont
impression, and tho congregations of
all the churches were glad to welcome
him into fellowship with them.
A marvellous preparation, containing
the most heaiing ingredients. Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea relieves
when all elso has failed. 36c, Tea or
Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Miss May Little spent Thursday in
Miss Laura Barksdale has returned
from a visit to Spartanburg.
Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Ferguson spent
Thanksgiving in Newberry.
Mr. Homer Black well spent Thanks
giving at hishome in Due West.
Mrs. Ragin, of Summerton, is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. Mary Bowen.
Mrs. Robert Adam3 of Clinton spent
several days in the city last week.
Messrs. Dick Childress and Tom Bolt
have returned to Wofford College.
MiBo Lizzie Parks of Fountain Inn is
visiting at Mr. H. B. Kennedy's.
Mrs. Carlisle Nottingham of Cape
Charles, Va., in visiting her mother,
Mrs. Rosa Caine.
The Daughters of the Confederacy of
South Carolina will meet in Chester,
An election will be held in Union
county December 27 for the purpose of
voting on the dispensary question.
Miss Annie Childless, a student at
Chlcoro, spent Thanksgiving with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Childress.
Mk??.os Toccoa Caine and Lucia Simp
son were at home from Converse for
the Thanksgiving season.
Messrs. Charles and Richard Simpson,
students at the South Carolina Univer
sity, spent Thanksgiving at home.
Miss Tallu Neville, who is teaching
in the Graded schools of Clinton, spent
Friday and Saturday at Mrs. Aiken's.
Mr. and Mrs. Hale Shands and child
ren of Clinton were the guests of Dr.
and Mrs. G. C. Albright for Thanks
Mr. H. H. Evans has been defeated
for mayor of Newberry by Mr. J. J.
Lanford by a majority of 34 out of a
total of 688 votes.
Mrs. H. K. Aiken went to Charleston
Monday to attend a meeting of the ex
ecutive board of the South Carolina
branch of King's Daughters.
Miss Julia Irby arrived from Phila
delphia Sunday and is with her mother,
Mrs. Nannie Irby. Miss Irby has re
cently returned from a trip of several
months to Europe.
D. W. Alderman, a wealthy lumber
dealer of Clarendon county, has brought
suit against the treasurer of Clarendon
to recover the amount of money he
paid as income tax.
j E. D. Smith, president of the South
Carolina Cotton Growers' Association,
has been sick for six weeks in a hospi
tal at Florence. It is feared that lie
will never be a well man again.
A. G. Kcllock, of Dnrlington, has
been elected treasurer of the Cheraw
Cotton Mill, recently organized with a
capital stock of $150,000. James Dil
lingham, of New York, is president.
Mrs. J. R. Wilcutt of Cross Hill is
the delegate from the B. W. Ball chap
ter Daughter?, of the Confederacy, to
the State meeting of the U. D. C. which
is being held in Chester this week.
Miss Sally Barnwell Aiken, of Yon
kers, N. Y., was a guest of Dr. and
Mrs. H. K. Aiken for several days last
week. Miss Aiken's father, whose
business oflice is at 719 Broadway, is a
I first cousin of Dr. Aiken, and belongs
to the Georgia branch of the Aiken
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Morrisett are at
Mrs. W. L. Boyd's for a month, and
would like to remain longer in Laurens,
if they can secure a cottage. Mr. Mor
risett travels for a Richmond firm, and
his charming wife was formerly Miss
Lila Calyin, of Augusta. As the society
editor of the Chronicle, she was already
known of Borne here, and we are glad
to welcome both of them for as long a
stay With us as they can make.
Just about a year from now wc shall
be entertaining the Methodist Confer
ence. So strong was the expressed de
sire of many to come to Laurens that
other towns withdrew from contesting.
We will be delighted to have all the
"bretheren" with us next December.
They are a fiM body of men, and when
they return there will be 250 more ad
mirers of our city speaking a good
word for it in every part of South Caro
lina. This will more than repay each
Individual who does his small part in
taking care of a few. "Be not loath
to entertain strangers, for by so doing
some have entertained angels una
wares" is still gospel truth.
"A Confederate Spy" in Our Midst.
The famous Confederate Spy, Philip
Bradley, who did such valiant service
under the immortal General Robert E.
Lee during the stirring days of the war
of '6I-'65, will visit this city Wednes
day, December 4. Many of the older
folks will recall this flashing hero of
the war days, his hairbreadth escapes,
and needs of valor in behalf of the Con
federacy; but to the younger genera
tion, alas! he is unknown. Such is
fame! But those who are possessed of
any after-sentiment, which made possi
ble the great struggle which gave us
only a "Lost Cause," will be glad to
see the hero of those stirring days.
He will re-enact some of tho start
ling episodes of his life?particularly
the part ho played when condemned to
death by Genoral Banks. Here is a
most dramatic incident. His sister's
sweetheart, a Northern officer, offers
to save his life on condition that ho re
nounce his Southern rights. But Brad
ley spurns the offor with fine scorn,
At tho opera house Wednesday, De
cember 4, Mr. Philip Bradley, the Spy
of the Confederacy, surrounded by an
excellent company, will be in evidenco,
Tickets now on sale at Laurons Drug
Co., 26c, 50c and 76c.
When tho stomach, heart or kidney
nerves got weak then these organs
always fail. Don't drug the stomach,
nor stimulate the heart or kidneys,
That is simply a makeshift. Get a pro
scription known to druggists every
where as Dr. Shoop's Restorative. The
restorative is prepared expressly for
these weak Insldo nervos. Strengthen
these nerves, build them up with Dr.
Shoop's Restorative ?tablets or liquid*
and see how quickly help will como.
Free sample test sent on request ? by
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Your health
is surely worth this simple test. Pal
metto Drug Co.
See tho extra good values that wo
have in beautifully finished solid oak
S. M. & E. H, Wilkes & Co,
Quarter Century Progress Tabulated by
Mr. Martin, and Enrollment and At
tendance Given for Comparison.
Mr. O. B. Martin, the State superin
tendent of education, has prepared
some interesting figures on school at
tendance and expenditures for the past
quarter century. The figures show the
organization under Hugh S. Thompson,
afterwards governor, and the difficul
ties with which he had to contend over
opposition in putting the school system
on a business basis. The report is as
m Twenty-five years ago State Super
intendent Hugh S. Thompson was clos
ing his term of office, after haying done
Borne very successful foundation and
building work for a public school sys
tem in South Carolina. In order to ac
complish results it was necessary for
him to encounter a great deal of oppo
sition. The statistics in his reports of
his last term of office show marked de
velopment contrasted with conditions
when he first assumed tho position.
This year's statistics are very interest
ing when contrasted with those of a
quarter of a century ago. The follow
ing items are worthy of attention:
Enrollment. 145,974 314,399
Attendance. 101,816 222,189
Expenditures. .$373,597.95 $1,148,474.11
School Houses... 2,781 3,780
No. teachers. 3,413 6,044
Tax districts.... 7 501
Local taxation.. .$28,600.00 $326,072.96
Books in public
school libraries- 300,000
The appropriation at the last session
of the Legislature ot $50,000 for State
aid to High schools will mark an epoch
in the figures of our school system.
In addition to tho development which
has occurred in the public schools, the
facilities for higher education have
been very greatly improved.
Twenty-five years ago the Citadel and
the South Carolina College had just
been reopened and were getting fairly
started after the war and Reconstruc
tion. The denominational and private
colleges were just beginning a new era
of prosperity. It would be a conserva
tive estimate to say that at least $1,
000,000 had been added cither in equip
ment or buildings to the colleges which
were furnishing higher education to
the boys and girls of the State in the
early eighties. The increase in endow
ments would approximate the same
amount. Besides this, the State of I
South Carolina, during that period,
erected three new State institutions,'
viz., Clemson, Winthrop and the State
Colored College. The plants of these
three institutions are easily worth one
and a half million dollars. Private and
denominational enterprise have erected
Converse, Lander and Columbia Col
leges during the same period. These,
with tho private academies and High
schools, which have been erected with
in the last few years, would add at
east three-fourths of a million dollars
to the total value of the educational
property in South Carolina. Of course
these figures do not indicate the full
LAROfc LAURENS CONCERN.
A Securities Company Capitalised at
$300,000 Secures a Commission,
The secretary of state yesterday com
missioned the Seminole Security Com
pany of Laurens. The capital is placed
at $300,000 and the concern will do a
general investment and security busi
M. G. Jeans and W. H. Gilkerson are
named as the corporators. This is the
first concern of importance commission
ed or chartered in several days. At
this season moat of the new companies
in process of formation prefer to wait
until the first of the year to be incor
porated.?Tho State, Dec. 1.
Pea Ridge Personals.
Pea Ridge, Dec. 2.? Thanksgiving
Day was spent very pleasantly by all.
Mr. T. J. Weathers had a turkey
dinner Thursday to which a number of
his friends were invited.
There was a pound supper at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hipp on
Thursday night. Everyone had a pleas
Miss Ola Blakely spent Saturday
night with Miss Eliza Malone.
Misses Weni Taylor and Eunice Tem
pleton were tho guests of Mrs. Lee
Temploton last Sunday.
Mr. P. Fahey and family spent Sun
day afternoon with Mrs. William Gen
Mr. Leese Cunningham will remove
to his home on the Ridge in a few days.
See our line of Dinner Sets, in differ
ent designs, colors and decorations at
prices cheaper than you can buy the
same quality at any other place.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Its virtues have been known U
years, and thousands of people hav >
been made happy and well by takinj
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Keep*,
you well- and makes you weller. 35c,
Tea or Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
development which has taken place.
The greatest improvement of all is
found in the sentiment which supports
the work, and in the desire which the
people manifest for continued progress.
There are some points in the statis
tics of this year in contrast with last
year which are favorable, and some
which are not. The average attend
ance last year was 218,862. The total
this year is 222,181). This is especially
encouraging, in view of the fact that
the enrollment did not increase. Thero
was a decrease in the enrollment. The
enrollment last year was 318,075. The
enrollment this year was 314,399. In a
number of counties the session was
shortened, presumedly because of a re
duction in funds. Some counties miss
the funds which they have received
from the dispensary more than other
This is especially true in poorer coun
ties. I believe that the Legislature
will soon see the wisdom of making a
State appropriation which will guaran
tee a certain per capita per child in the
counties where the funds are smallest.
If a general appropriation of $100,000
were made providing first for deficien
cies by counties, and afterwards for
general distribution, it would have the
efi'ect of helping to strengthen the weak
places and of helping those who really
need it most.
K. OF P. ELECT OFFICERS.
Mr. 0. L. Pitts Chosen C. C. of Laurens
Lodge Number 43.
On Monday night Laurens Lodge,
Number 43, Knights of Pythias, elected
the following officers for the ensuing
Geo. L. Pitts, Chancellor Commander;
Oscar W. Babb, Vice Chancellor; John
M. Cannon, Prelate; R. A. Dobson,
Master-at-ArmH; W. R. Richey, Jr.,
Masterof Work;C. AlvaPower, Keeper
of Records and Seal; Jas. P. Tolbert,
Master of Finance; Walter B. Sloan,
Master of Exchequer; John Bramlett,
Inside Guard; Richard Owings, Outside
Guard; John B. Brooks, Trustee foi one
year; John M. Cannon, Solicitor; Jesse
H. Teague, Medical Examiner.
Mrs. W. H. Washington (Incut of Honor.
Mrs. 0. W. Leonard gave a pretty
card party Wednesday morning in honor
of her sister, Mrs. Washington, of
Laurens. The cosy rooms were made
bright and beautiful, with quantities of
roses, carnations, chrysanthemums
and potted plants. Progressive euchre
was played at five tables and two prizes
awarded. Mrs. E. W. Johnson, having
the highest score, won a pretty hand
painted cup and saucer. To Mrs. Bay
lis Earle fell the consolation prize,
which was cut for a deck of cards. A
dainty pair of silver mounted embroid
ery scissors were presented to Mrs.
Washington, tho guest of honor. At
one o'clock an elegant luncheon was
Mrs. Leonard invited the following
ladies to meet her sister: Mesdames E.
W. Johnson, Baylis Earle, W. S.Mont
gomery, H. A. Ligon, A. D. White, A.
B. Calvert, W. P. Irwin, T. L. Gofr, C.
'. Rowe, Giles Wilson, Fred Rowe, C.
. Band, Wareham, D. U. Little, D. C.
Correll, C. P. Matthews, Muckenfuss,
Thad Dean, Joe Gamewell, Misses Mary
Irwin, Eloise Irwin, Lucia Dean, Van
Lear and Jessie Thompson.?Spartan
burg corresixmdence News and Courier.
The clock ticks and ticks the time away,
Shortening up our lives each day.
Eat, drink and be merry,
For some day you will be where
There is no Rocky Mountain Tea.
(Free sample at Palmetto Drug Co.)
Children's Wagons and Velocipedes
in different sizes, made of iron and can
not be broken up. See our line and get
our prices before you buy.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
To the Memory of W. Pierce Cainc.
Whereas, God, in his infinite wisdom,
has removed from our midst our beloved
brother, W. Pierce Caine, a true friend
and faithful member of Laurens Lodge,
No. 43, Knights, of Pythias;
Be it Resolved, 1, That wo bow in
' umble submission to the will of our
Heavenly Father in breaking the earthly
ties that have so closely cemented us in
Friendship, Charity and Brotherly-love;
2. That we lovingly bear testimony
in memory of our deceased brother, in
whose death our Lodge has lost a loyal
knight, our community a progressive
and trustworthy citizen, bis family a
devoted father and an affectionate hus
3. That a copy of these resolutions be
furnished the bereaved family, be sent
to the County papers and Pythian Jour
nal for publication, and a page in our
Minutes be inscribed to his memory.
J. F. TOLBERT,
R. A. DOBSON,
JNO. M. CANNON,
FOR THIS DISTRICT
Rev. W. M. Duncan Becomes Presiding
Elder and Rev. Messrs. Crout and
The following appointments of preach
ers for another year for this, the
Greenville district, were read Monday
night by Bishop Morrison at Gaffncy at
the conclusion of the session of the
Greenville District?W. M. Duncan,
Presiding Elder. Buncombe street, W.
A. Massabeau; St. Paul's, J. L. Bar
ley; Hampton avenue, A. E. Driggers;
Greenville Mills, W. B. Justus* Clin
ton, W. H. Hodges; North PickeYis, S.
P. McCarthy; Travelers' Rest, J. R.
Walker; Greenville Circuit, J. P. Atta
way; Laurens Station, J. D. Crout;
Gray Court, P. M. Dubose; Piedmont,
S. T. Blackman; Monaghan and Wood
side, T. A. Gro?s; Easlcy Circuit, C. B.
Burns; South Easley, D. D. Jones;
Fountain Inn, G. IL Waddell; Laurens
Circuit, A. A. Merritt; South Greer, J.
G. Huggin; Greer, J. A. Cook.
The continuance of Rev. Mr. Crout
in the pastorate of the First church of
this city causes great satisfaction to
prevail among his own people and the
many strong friends he has made in
this city during his residence here.
A tickling cough from any cause is
quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's Cough
Cure. And it is so thoroughly harmless
and safe that Dr. Shoop tells mothers
everywhere to give it without hesita
tion, even to very young babes. The
wholesome green leaves and tender
stems of a lung-healing mountainous
shrub furnish the cui*ative properties to
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. It calms the
cough and heals the sore and sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium, no
chloroform, nothing harsh used to in
jure or suppress. Simply a resinous
plant extract that helps to heal aching
lungs. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses "The Sacred
Herb." Always demand Dr. Shoop's
Cough ('uro. Palmetto Drug Co.
ROYAL, ARCH MASONS.
Rising Sun Chapter Elects Officers for
At a regular meeting Friday night
of Rising Sun Chapter No.6, Royal Arch
Masons, the following officers for an
other year were chosen:
R. A. Cooper, Excellent High Priest.
C. M. Miller, King.
G. L. Pitts, Scribe.
W. W. Dodson, Treasurer.
H. Terry, Secretary.
R. A. Babb, Captain of the Host.
A. C. Todd, Principal Sojourner.
J. N. Richardson, Royal Arch Cap
Thos, Downey, Master 1st Veil.
W. G. Lancaster, Master 2nd Veil.
O. W. Babb, Master 3rd Veil.
W. II. Gilkerson, Sentinel.
The finest ColTee Substitute ever
made has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Racine, Wis. You don't
have to noil it fifteen or twenty min
utes._ "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. "Health ColVee" is really the
closest cofi'ee imitatior ever yet pro
duced. Not a grain of real colYee in it,
either. Health Colfec Imitation is made
from pure toasted cereals or grains,
with malt, nuts, etc. Really it would
fool an expert, were he to unknowingly
drink it for cofi'ee. Sold by J. M. Phil
jag f- l
WK hark rig us SSt?^^ i HIIHttWK
These early clays of Autumn find us ready for the
Fall Shoe business.
We never entered upon a season better prepared to fit
every Man's feet correctly au \ to suit every Man's purse.
We're ready for the Smart Young Fellow, who wants
extreme styles, and for the Dignified Man of modest tastes,
looking for comfort and durability.
Men's Shoes at 3.00, 4.00, 5.00 up to $6.00. Patent
Colt, Vici, Corona Colt, Box Calf, Velour Calf and Gun
Metal Calf, are some of the good leathers that go into our
Straight or swing lasts. Perfect Shoe building. A
size and width for every Man's foot.
We're Experts in Fitting
The Men we shoe arc fitted with exactly the right
Style of Shoe as well as the right size and width.
Hats, Furnishings. The One Price Stone. Customers
Shoes Shined Free.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mr. R. L. Walker of Enoree spent
Friday night in the city.
Mr. Henry Counts ha3 returned to
Clemson College after a short visit at
Miss Annie Huff of Converse college
spent Saturday and Sunday with her
parents in the city.
Messrs. Alfred Barksdale and Clyde
Fowler have returned to Furman after
spending a few days at home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Cooper and Mrs.
R. L. Holland of Langston Church sec
tion were in the city Monday shopping.
Mr. William A. Copeland, son of Mr.
W. J. Copeland, will be married today
to Miss Jim Edney of Edneyville, N. C.
Mr. Moorman Simkins, of Greenville,
was here for the funeral of his broth
er-in-law, Mr. Pierce Caine, Tuesday
Col. W. G. Rice, of Ninety-Six, spent
several days in the city during thejnist
week with Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Swy
Mrs. Kate Cureton of Greenville and
Mies Lillie Proflitt of Cross Hill have
been the guests of Mrs. A. Huff on
West Main street.
Messrs. J. W. Todd and A. C. Todd
left last Thursday for Jacksonville and
Tampa, Fla. Mr. A. C. Todd will re
turn at the expiration of a week, but
Mr. J. W. Todd will be away for some
Mr. Geo. T. Bryan, a popular railroad
traveling agent and eminent commander
of the Greenville Commandery, Knights
Templar, was in the city yes'erday and
participated in the Masonic ceremonies
at the uurial of Mr. W. P. Caine.
Mr. Archie L. Adams, a veteran typo
who learned the printing business in
the office of The Laurensville Herald
and who has held important positions
with the various newspapers of Green
ville and Anderson, has accepted a pos
ition with the Advertiser Printing Co.
Mr. Adams is a native of Laurens and
all his friends are glad to welcome him
Miss Ina Little, the accomplished
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little,
who has for some time efficiently filled
the position of stenographer and type
writer in the office of the freight de
partment at the Laurens depot, having
been promoted to the position of billing
clerk, will be succeeded as stenographer
by Miss Willie Rice, of Coranaca, who
has during the past year filled a similar
position with the Southern at Spartan
Cross Hill Ladies Will Serve Dinner.
A delicious dinner, all the good things
of the season on the bill of fare, will
be served by the ladies of the B. W.
Ball Chapter, Daughters of the Con
federacy, on Saturday at Spearman's
Hall, Cross Hill. The price of the din
ner will be thirty-live cents. The en
tire town and the neighborhood for sev
eral miles around are invited to dinner
at the hall. A good dinner and a boun
tiful dinner will be served.
Airs. Anderson Entertains.
On Thanksgiving eve Mrs. W. H.
Anderson received the Fortnightly So
cial Club at one of the pleasant infor
mal and truly social gatherings of this
club. Progressive "Nations" proved a
most charming diversion, the tally of
the games being kept on score cards
prettily decorated with the bird and
fruits emblematic of the Thanksgiving
season. Mesdames J. H. Toague and
II. K. Aiken assisted the hostess in
serving tho refreshments, a beautiful
fruit salad, charlotte russe and cake,
chocolate and wafers.
The players occupied tour tables, the
only guest not a club member being
Miss Barry, of Norfolk, who is visiting
Mrs. W. E. Callendcr,
LAURENS GETS THE
On Invitation of Mr. W. L. Gray, South
Carolina Conference Voted Unani?
moiisly for Laurens.
After an interval of thirteen years,
Laurens will have the pleasure of en
tertaining the South Carolina Metho
dist Conference next year. This city
was chosen as the next mooting place
for the annual gat hering of the Metho
dists la?t. Friday by the Conference
whoso annual sessions have just closed
The next annual Conference was se
cured by the unanimous invitf tion from
the church Conference ami *ho official
board of tho First Methodist church of
Laurens, which was presented by Mr.
W. L. Gray. By a unanimous vote the
invitation was accepted.
Tho "Johnny Jones" Carnival is to
be in Laurens Christmas week. As
carnivals go, we don't take much stock
in them. We don't know that they
help 'die town, or elovato tho nesthotic
sentiment of the people, Neither does
a minstrel show, but both afford a lot
of entertainment to a great many peo
pie and take them out ( t the humdrum
of their daily life. As wq understand
it, the "Johnny Jones" carnival is com
posed of clean shows none of them in
the least immoral, and some of them
instructive. Then, too, a gratifying
feature is that a portion of tho gate
receipts go to the honefit of our "sol
dier boys" and our "fire laddies."
The concert scheduled for presenta
tion at the Graded, school building, on
the evening of December 10, has been
postponed, for good reasons, until the
night of December 17. As was an
nounced last week, this entertainment
is to be givon under the auspices of the
Laurens' Civic League. "Aunt Jeru
sha Dow's Family Album" will bo a
feature of tho concert, and this part of
the program will be presented by Mrs.
Jesse H? Teaguo. Full program will
appear next week.
The Unfortunate Effects
A SHOCKING CALAMITY
The Deceased Was Cashier of the Bank
of Laurcns and a Young Man Most
One of the most shocking calamities
that has ever happened in this commu
nity occurred in the sudden death of
Mr. W. P. Caine on Monday at noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Caine's little daughter
was very ill with diptheria and on Sun
day 3,000 units of antitoxine was ad
ministered to the child. On Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Caine took a preventive
dose of 1,000 units each of antitoxine
as a precaution against contracting the
disease. The dose that Mr. Caine took
caused a convulsion immediately and he
died in a very short time. The inci
dent is most remarkable as the practice
of inoculating with antitoxine as a pre
ventive for diptheria is very common
and serious results are so rare that
physicians regard this as an idiosyn
As stated, no death in recent yeurs
has caused such general sorrow as the
deceased was one of the most highly
regarded young men in Laurens and en
joyed the esteem and acquaintance of a
large circle of friends throughout the
State. Before attaining his majority
he entered the Bank of Laurens, an in
stitution founded by bis lamented father
and assumed active and responsible
duties and within a short time became
assistant cashier. About two years
apo, upon the resignation of Mr. John
J.Pluss as;cashier, Mr. Caine was promo
ted to the position which he tilled with
efficiency and satisfaction to all con
cerned. About the same time he was
elected cashier of the bank ho was of
fered the position of assistant bank ex
aminer of the State, which he declined,
lie was also president of the Caine &
Pitts Fun ure Co. one of the success
ful business concerns of the city.
Socially Mr. Caine enjoyed wide pop
ularity and as a fraternity man he was
Junior Warden of Palmetto lodge, No.
19, A. F. M., a Royal Arch Mason,
Knights Templar and a Shrincr, and a
member of Laurens lodge No. 43
Knights of Pythias. He was also a
member of the First Presbyterian
He was 28 years old being the eldest
son of the late Dr. E. M. Caine and of
Mrs. Rosa 1. Caine of this city. Seven
years ago the 28th of last November he;
was happily married to Miss Virginia
Moorman, who with two children sur
vive, in addition to several brothers and
His family connection is one of tho
most prominent in the State, including
the Irbys, Hammonds, Earles, Garling
tons, Grays and others.
The burial soivic.es, conducted by Dr.
Robert Adams and the Masons, took
place at the city cemetery Tuesday af
ternoon at I o'clock.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any ease oi Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Wo, the undersigned, have known F.
J, Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all his
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
Walding, Rinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 7f? cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa
Wo have just received a solid car of
Chairs, consisting of the best values
ever offered at the prices we are asking
for them. Don't buy before you see
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES, |
TAKE NOTICE. I hereby warn all
persons not to hunt or otherwise tres
pass on my lands. Parlies so doing will
DO dealt with according to law. Elijah
FOR SALE A good, nice, two-story
House, containing nine rooms, front
and rear piazza; good well of water
also good barn. Lot contains two acres,
fronting on North Harper street; and a
good solection of different kinds of
fruits. Titles perfect; terms eay. Sea
Dr. H. (J. Coleman, city. 18-4t
FOR SALE If you want to buy a
pood farm, fine timbered land, etc. I
offer all of my land consisting of 803
acres. Will sell in small tracts or any
way to suit purchaser. Terms made
easy. For particulars see me. John
T. Blakely, Clinton, S. C. 18-3t.
BUGGY FOR SALL. Second-hand
top Buggy, in good repair, for sale at
a bargain for cash. Apply at Adver
tiser office. 17tf
FOR SALE Cabbage Plants: Char
leston Wakelield, Early Jersey Wake
field. $1.50 a thousand, 20 cents a bun-,
dred. J. Wess Donnan, Rfd. 2, Lau
rens, S. C. l.r>-4t.
RESIDENCE TO RENT My resi
dence on corner Laurens and Hampton
streets, containing 12 rooms, fitted up
with lights, city water and sewerage,
is for rent. E. W. Martin, Laurens, S. C.
FOR SALE- Two tracts of Landen
East Main street, containing 40 acres
in one tract and 31 in other. Terms
easy. Anderson & Blakely, Laurens,
S. C. 15-4t
< I0PYRIGHT FLOUR Is pure. Tho
family that don't l?8? Copyright Flour
is to be pitied. Do t let your nu r
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