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A Happy and
New Year to All
Delightful holiday Reception.
One of the most beautiful entertain
ments of the holiday season was the
reception given Friday afternoon by
Misses Grace Simmons and Zaline Gray
at the home of Miss Simmons in honor
of Miss Tew of Columbia and Miss Na
bora of Spartanburg.
The reception rooms were lovely with
mistletoe, holly and Christmas bells and
idled with happy and beautiful girls af
forded a scene of rare beauty and fes
The guests wore greeted at the door
by Miss Louise Simmons, in the recep
tion hall by Miss Annie Gilkcrson, in
the parlor by the hostesses, guests of
honor and Miss Pauline Anderson,
Mrs. Willie Anderson invited the guests
into the dining room, where a delicious
menu was served by Misses Susie Gray,
Ethel Simmons and Marguerite Tolbert.
In the hall Miss Charlotte McGowan
poured coffee. Christmas favors from
a Christmas tree laden with pretty
things were distributed by Santa Claus.
Among those who called at. the Sim
mons home Friday afternoon were
Misses Ethel, Daisy and Eliza Sullivan,
Hannah Tolbert, Dacua of Greenville,
Nannie Kate Hudgens, Willou Boyd,
Harr of Gastonia, Willie and Lin tie
Jones, Louise Fleming of Greenwood,
Julia Gilkerson, Bulah Balle, Josie Sul
livan, West of Georgia, Susan Richard
son of Clarendon, Annie and Lizzie
Richey, Lila Hart, Laura Barksdale,
Blanche ('lardy, Maggie ('lardy, Erankie
Beeks of Coronaca, Willie May Chil
dreaa, Mary Todd, Donie Counts, Lall a
Mae Dial, Mahall'y, and Rosalie Franks.
Petit Jury Third Week.
T. J. Weathers, J. L. Boyd, .). V.
Puttor, L. H. Roland, T. S. L?ngsten,
B. J. Culbortson, L. D. Curry, Conway
Dial. J. L. Simpson, W. L. Garrett, J.
W. Duckett, W. B. Brooks, J. T. Reden,
('. B. Leonard, W. E. Gray, B. W.
DavenpOJt, M. T. Owens, J. L. Trnyn
ham, W. L. Teaguc, H. L. Brow ill co,
W. T. Adair, J. T. Holder, E. R.
Power, C. C Bailoy, J. A. Arnold,
.James Todd, Ollie S. Hill, Joseph I).
HUI, Joe L. Finney, R. J. Woods,.!. W.
Redden, W. H. Benslev, J. B. Rhodt s,
I). W. Putty, Thomas R. Johnson, W.
The following oflieers have been elec t
ed to serve Schroeder Lodge, No. Ill,
A. F. M., Gray Court, S. C, for the
year 1008: W. II. Barksdale, W. M.;J.
R, Culbortson, S. W.; S. C. Hill, J. W.|
E.T.Shell, Treas.; W. A. Baldwin,
Sec'y; W. W. Yeargin, S. D.; II. S.
Wallace, J. D.J Wm. Wham and C. L.
Owings, Stewards;'!'. P. Owings, Tyler.
That's the house the Doctor built,
The biggest house you see;
Thank goodness, he don't get our
For we take Holliater's Rocky Moun
--Palmetto Drug Co.
You can lind here the largest and
best line of Lamps in different sizes,
shapes and colors. Any kind of a lainn
that you may want, from the small
hand-lamp to the large decorated hall
"""^ft'b. h. mm * co.
NEW YEAR'S WEDDING.
Nuptials of Miss Anderson and Mr. Beam
Tlio marriage of Miss Emms La'/.olle
Anderson and Mr. Oscar Carroll Beam,
of Covington, Ca., will lake placo this
morning at 9 o'clock, .-it tho home of
Mr. and Mrs. I.. A. McCord, South
'The vvcddihg march will bo rend red
by Misse? Leila and Mae Dell Rarrc,
and tho ceremony will be performed by
Rev. \V. E. Barre, uncle of the biido.
The bouse has been very attractively
decorated for the occasion in white and
given, with pink carnations.
The bride will be attired in p lovely
while gown of sill: and luce, and -vill
carry wdiite ro.es. Mrs. McCord will
be the matron of honor, and will wear
a white silk and cloth costume and,
carrying pin': carnations, will enter
first, followed by flic bride and groom,
who will take their positions under the
white bell for the ceremony.
immediately after the ceremony Mr.
and Mrs. Beam will leave for Clinton,
thence to Atlanta and other points.
They will reside at Covington, Gft.
A Tiling Plant.
Mr. C. II. Mayhew was in the city a
fow days ago, prospecting for a new
location for his "hexagonal tiling"
plant. Mr. Mayhew came to I.aureus
at the suggestion of Mr. .1. N, Hudgons,
who is always on tlx.' lookout for some
thing to advance the interests of his
The tiles which Mr. Mayhew manu
factures are especially designed for
sidewalk paving, but, are suitable for
heavy (loot's as well. He is now en
gaged in putting down a job al Seneca,
and it is, his purpose to then come to
Laurens, if sulliceint properly holders
will agroo to use his product to warrant
The cost, as we understand it, will
be $1.80 per square yard, and it will
Trial Catarrh treatments are being
mailed out free, on request, by Dr.
i Shoop, Raclno, wis. 't hese tests are
j proving to the people Without a penny
<?f co. i the K'val, value of this scien
tific prescription, known to druggists
everywhere as Dr. Shoop's Catarrh
Remedy. Sold by Palmotto Drug Co.
Today the following Lauren:; enter
prise.; will issue somi-unnuul dividends
Hank of Lauren:;, I per cent, oh $."><>,
Enterprise Bank, ''i per cent, on
- People':. \ .an and Exchange Hank, 8
per cent, on $100,000. $S,0l)D.
Watts' Mill, I per cent. ?n $300,000.
Lauft Ins Cotton Milk. (*> per cent, on
Advertiser Printing Co., 8 per cent.
I (annual) on $0,000. \ mo.
H?ilds up waste tissue, promotes op*
I petitO, improves digestion, induces re
freshing Sleep, gives renewed strength
and health that's what Hollistor's
Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35c, Tea or
Tablett?. I-talmetto Drug Co._
fm^m~? i ?<.11. i ' ?m mmmmtmmm^
Child Severely Burned.
Little 1'attie, the six-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and .Mrs. E. II. Wilkcs, was
badly burnod yesterday afternoon,
while playing at burning grass on the
plot of ground around the Prresbyter
ian church. Fortunately, Col. H. V.
Simpson and a Mr. Williams, from the
country, were passing at the time and
rushed to put out the flames. Mr. Wil
liams was thoughtful enough to imme
diately pull off his coat and throw it
around the child. The child's mother
was attracted by Its cries and was on
the scene almost immediately, and both
she and Col. Simpson had their hand:,
severely burned, as did Mr. Williams.
It is thought and hoped that the child
is net seriously injured.
Pretty Home Wedding.
On Dee, 26th, at 4.30 p. ri., at the
olegant home of Mr. T. .1. Weathers,
one of Laurena' most prosperous and
successful farmers, Mr. Cnesley Eugene
Rowland was married to Miss Mittie
Leafo Weathers, Rev. E. C. Watson
officiating, After the marriage elegant
and elaborate refreshments were served
in the old hospitable country stylo.
The marriage party consisted of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar L, Blakely, Mrs. Sam
Compton, Mr, M. A. Summorol, Mr.
Theodore Summered, Misses Ola Rlake
ly, Nannie Rowland, Lillie May Bailey,
Rosa Lee Railoy, Messrs. Earnest and
Rush Rowland. On the 27th the party
at tended a bountiful reception at Mrs.
Rowland's, the mother of the groom.
Special Teachers' Examination.
The State Board of Education has ar
ranged to hold a Special Teachers' Ex
amination at Laurens Court. House on
the third Friday in January, 1008, which
is the 17th day of the month.
All teachers will please take notice
of this examination, as they will bo re
quired to conform strictly to the law in
regard to certificates.
R. W. NASil,
County Superintendent Education.
A Holiday "Tacky Parly."
Miss Ida Taylor entertained at a
"Tacky Parly" last Thursday evening
which was one of the most delightful
affairs of < brist mas week. The invit a
tion., were so exceedingly quaint and
amusing that the guests wore prepared
for a merry evening and were in nowise
disappointed. Lovely Christmas deco
rations and delicious refreshments were
among the features of this very pleas
To Our l-'riends and Customers:
We wish to extend to you our hearty
appreciation of your valuable patron
age (luring the year 1007. You have
made this for us the largest year's
business of our existence, for which wo
heartily (bank you.
We will soon put on our regular Jan
uary Mill lind Sah-. We have made
tremondous preparations for the event
and will be able to give you bigger and
betler values titan ever. (let ready
and watch for the date as no one can
afford lo miss this our 1H08 January
Mill End Sale.
Wishing much prosperity and happi
ness for the new year we are,
Waterloo, Dec. 30.? Prof. S. W.
I Puckctt lias returned from Columbia,
where ho spent the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex W. Lanford of
Traveler's Rest spent last week in Wa
Mr. Ernest Henderson of Florence
spent the week-end with his mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson.
Misses Estelle and Ida Fuller of
Coronaea are visiting Mr. H. C. Fuller
Miss Mary Ferguson of Clinton was
the guest last week of Mrs. T. J. An
Messrs-James H. LoweandChas. W.
Anderson of Spartanburg spent the
holidays in Waterloo.
Mr. John A. Puckott is spending the
week in Columbia.
Miss Hertha Godley of Columbia is
the charming guest of Miss Clara
Mrs. W. H. Davis of Columbia is the
guest of her parents, Capt. and Mrs.
(i. W. L. Teague.
Mr. W. F. Milam spent Sunday in
The Woodmen banquet Thursday
night was one of the most enjoyab e
evonts of the Christmas holidays. The
local camp extended an invitation to the
whole town and everybody turned out
in full force. Fun, frolic, jokes and
music made the evening one grand,
sweet song. County Superintendent of
Education Nash, Auditor Power and
Col. J. IL Wharton, all enthusiastic
choppers, made appropriate addresses
on woodcraft. A magnificent banquet
supper was served during the evening.
Rev. Jas. Ii. Thornwcll Dead.
Rev. Jas. H. Thornwcll, D. I)., died
at his home at Fort Mill at 4 o'clock
the morning of December 30th. His
death was caused by neuralgia of the
heart and was entirely unexpected.
Dr. Thornwcll was a distinguished Pres?
byterian divine and very prominently
identified with Pylhianism, Mnsonry
and other fraternal orders. For the
past eight years he has been Grand
Keeper of Records and Seals of the
Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and
was also Grand Secretary of the Grand
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star of South Carolina. He was a Con
federate veteran, having served the
Confederacy as quite a young man.
SI00 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at. least
one dreaded disease that science baH
been able to cure in all its Stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires n con
stitutions! treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken Internally, acting di
rectly Upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease, and
giving tho patient strength by building
up the constitution and assisting nature
in doing its work. Tho proprietors
have so much faith in its curat!v? pow
ers that they offer One Hundred Dol
lars for any case that it fails to cure.
P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per nettle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa
Tylersville, Dec. 30.?Christinas has
been very dull around here on account
of the inclement weather.
Mr. Hugh Dornnan and his sisters,
Misses Lula and Lucy, visited relatives
at Fountain Inn last week.
Mrs. Lafayette Cooper of Carlisle is
spending the Christmas holidays with
her mother, Mrs. Mattie Clark.
Miss Lydie Peterson, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Peterson, has returned to Charlotte.
Mr. Russell Pool visited fh Colombia
Mr. I->hiford Hlakely visited Mr. Ceo.
Little, Jr., recently.
Mrs. J. 0. Davis of Greenville is
spending a few days with her mother,
Mrs. Mary Donnan.
Miss Nina Pool, one of our most pop
ular young ladies, and her brother,
Furman, were called to Union a few
days ago by the death of a relative.
Mr. John II. Peterson, his mother
and sisters, Misses Nannie and Lillian,
of Laurens, spent Sunday with the
family of Mr. J. YV. Peterson.
Mr. B. W. Donnan is spending some
time with relatives and friends at Alma.
We are glad to say that?Mr. Geo. F.
: '"tie, who has been quite sick for some
tin ? is improving.
M ?. E. D. Chancy and Mrs. R. L.
Cole visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Sanders, recently.
Christmas at Cross Hill.
Cross Hill, Dec. 30. ? Christmas thus
far has passed quietly here. Many vis
itors in town. All our boys and girls
who have been away at school and col
lego are at home, and happiness and
good cheer prevail.
Mr. J. C. Austin formerly of this
place but now of Vidalia, Ca., was
married to Miss Pearl Meadows of that
place on the lKth, inst., and ho and his
bride are visiting relatives here.
Mr. Frank Owens of Landrum was
married to Miss Adaline Smaulay on the
lHth, and they are hero visiting Mr. A.
D. Owens, father of the groom.
Prof. II. Z. Nabers and family arc
here visiting the family of Mr. R. A.
Our merchants arc taking stock and
preparing for another ycars's business.
Collections have been good and all will
begin the New Year hopofully.
About 3,500 bales of cotton have been
sold here up to this time, against 3,900
bales last season.
Mr. W. W. Lowe, a Confederate vet
eran, is quite ill at his homo near town.
The new school building is not quite
ready, so the old building will be used
for a few week longer.
When the stomach, heart or kidney
nerves get weak then these organs
always fail. Don't drug the stomach,
nor stimulate the heart or kidneys.
That is simply a makeshift. Get a pre
scription known to druggists every
where as Dr. Shoop's Restorative. The
restorative is prepared expressly for
these weak inside nerves. Strengthen
these nerves, build them up with Dr.
Shoop's Restorative - tablets or liquid
and see how quickly help will come.
Free sample test sent on request by
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Your health
is Burely worth this simple test. Pal
metto Drug Co.
[Happy New Year
\ It's all up with 1907 now?Write it 1908. Re
\ member your dates?
Remember, too, that we expect to be selling the best of Shoes for
f moderate prices during the year 1908, and that we have resolved to j>ive
J every patron of this Shoe store the best Shoes money can buy.
^ Same old platform as last year, to be sure?but we redouble our
t resolution every New Year. Thanking our patrons for past favors, we
^ say again?**
[ A Happy New Year.
> Shoes, Hats, Furnishings. The One Price Store.
> Customers Shoes Shined Free.
Messrs. M. S. Smith and I/. ('. Gooch
spent Christmas day witti relatives in
Mr. William Scott of Snartanhing
spent a portion of the holidays with
relatives and friends here.
Seven Years of Proof.
"I have hail seven years of proof
that Dr. King's Now Discovery Is the
host medicine to take for cough and
colds and for every diseased condition
of throat, chest or lungs," says W. V.
Henry, of Panama, Mo. The world
has had thirty-eight years of proof
that Dr. King s New Discovery is the
beat remedy for coughs and colds, la
grippe, asthma, hay fever, bronchitis,
hemorrhdge of the lungs and the early
stages of consumption. Its timely use
always prevents the development of
pneumonia. Sold under guarantee ai
Laurcns Drug Co.'s and Palmetto Drug
Co.'s drug store, 50c and $1. Trial bot
5 'I 10 finest Coffee Substitute ever
jj mat is has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Racine, Wis. You don't
have t<> boll it fifteen or twenty min
utes. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. "Health Coffee" is really the
(dosest coffee imitation ever yet pro
duced. Not a grain of real coffee in it,
. ither. Health Coffee 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 coffee. Sold by J. M. Pnif?
All persons holding claims against
Laurens county, not previously pre
sented, are hereby notified that same
must be deposited with the clerk of the
county board of commissioners on or
before the 6th day of January, 1908, as
required by law.
19-Ut Clerk of County Board.
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
County OF Laukkns.
Hy (). (!. Thompson. Probato Judgo:
Whereas, Anna Workman and B. W.
Wntkins made suit to me to gran I them
Letters of Administration with the will
annexed of the estate and effects of A.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said A. C. Workman,
deceased, that they ho and appear he
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to bo
held at Laurens C. H., S. ('., on the
13th day of January, 100?, next, alter
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock In the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand this, 28th day
of December, Anno Domini 1907.
O. 0. THOMPSON',
J. P. L. C.