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Veterans of Three Famous
COL,. BROWN PRESENT.
Laurens "Briars," Comrades and Friends
Enjoy Fine Day at Gray
On Saturday, the 11th, survivors of
Companies "E" of the 14th, "E" of
the 3rd Battalion and Co. "G" of the
3rd Regiment South Carolina Volun
teers met at the Gray Court-Owings
Institute. Capt. W. A. McClintock
The day was fine and there was a.
splendid crowd. Survivors to the num
ber of perhaps 75 or 80 from various
sections and representing all arms of
the service were there. Special men
tion is made of that old tried veterans,
Col. T. B. Crews, Dr. J. S. Wolff, W. H.
Franks and "Uncle" Joel Crisp. Joel
Crisp, 89 years of age and active, of the
"Briars," and Capt. William Stewart,
above 80, loyal soldier and citizen than
whom I never knew a more useful man
amongst his neighbors. Like "Uncle"
Joel he never misses these meetings
Then there was Comrade Tom Parrish,
from Alabama, who left this country
60 years ago and served in the 48th
Alabama Regiment, Longstreet's corps.
John B. Jones, Co. "E," 14th, sang
"Richmond's a hard road to travel"
greatly to the amusement of the meet
Amongst those who have died since
our last roll call are Dr. M. C. Cox,
John Dial and "Uncle" Alex. Leopard.
Letters full of love and loyalty were
read from Comrades Capt. H. P. Grif
fith, of the 14th, and Capt. O. L.
vSchumpert regretting that on account
of sickness they were unable to attend.
Col. Joseph N. Brown, who never
misses a meeting, made a splendid ad
dress, devoted chiefly to recounting the
marches, battles and achievements of
his own and other commands.
Short impromptu addresses were
made by ex-Senator Wallace, O. G.
Thompson and others.
Now as to Gray Court there is little
use to discourse upon her hospitality.
We had good things to eat and plenty.
We had hash?hash made by Tom Senn
We have a standing invitation to go
.to Gray Court and Lanford Station.
The time and place of next meeting
\v:iH left to a committee.
Among those who attended Gray
?Court-Owings reunion were: T. J.
Duckett, J. D. W. Watts, J. D. Mock,
J. V. Bolt, C. A. Power, T. P. Byrd,
G. L. Pitts, R. W. Nash, R. A. Dob
won, L. D. Elledge, W. D. Watts, O.
G. Thompson, J. M. Cannon, T. C. Tur
ner, R. W. Nichols, C. W. McCravy,
VV. L. Ferguson, Miss Beta Meredith.
O. G. T.
Once again the Queen of the Church
Festivals is about to dawn upon us and
-around the whole world will echo the
joyous Easter Anthem, "Christ being
raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over Him.
For in that He died. He died unto sin
once; but in that He liveth, Ho liveth
Easter day as the day of the resur
rection of our Blessed Lord was, and
is naturally the great centre of the
Christian year. It is not a new day.
We did not invent it. Our fathers did
?.not invent it. We received it from
/.hem. They received it from their
fathers, and their fathers from their
fathers before them and so down
through the ages the festival of Eas
ter has been handed down to the pres
ent generation and will continue to be
handed down for all ages to come. By
,a decree of the Council of Nicea A. D.
;325, Easter day was fixed as the Sun
day nearest to the calculated anniver
sary of the actual resurrection, and
being determined by the Paschal moon
it is (in relation to the Solar year) the
centre of the movable, as Christmas is
of the immovable feasts.
The derivation of our word "Easter"
will no doubt prove of interest:?The
?venerable Bede, who lived A. D. 673
!to 735 and was a monk of Wearmouth
and Yarrow the great teacher and
writer of the early Anglo Saxon church,
and the author of many valuable
treatises, states that "our word Easter
is taken from the Anglo Saxon word
"Eastre," the name of the greatest
Spring festival." The old name for
? aster was "Pascha" the Pascha of
the Resurrection both in the East and
in the West. The original Pashca cm
braced Good Friday also, meaning the
Passover season, and the word still
survives in the term Paschal as ap
plied to the Paschal supper, the Pas
chal Lamb, etc., and many titles of
honor and reverence wero neaped up
on that day. In any event is it not,
should it not be a day of great joy to
all denominations regardless of creed
in that it is the day of the resurrection
of our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, who conquered sin and death
for us, whilst Christmas, the festival
of childhood allies itself with the
joys, the natural joys of humanity.
The Pasch ?gg and the salutation,
"Christ is risen," are borrowed from
the East, as well as the name "Lamos,"
meaning "the bright day," and on that
morn oriental Christians salute each
other with the words of salutation,
"Christ is risen." The testimony of
the Orient is valuable as showing to the
Occident the beauties, the dignity and
,tho venerableness of this festival,
Mr. Casper Smith, one of Waterloo's
big farmers, was in the city Monday.
Mr. C. H. Hart of Columbia was a
visitor in the city Sunday.
Mr. J. R. Wilcutt of Cross Hill was
in the city Monday.
Mr. E. C. Connor, the efficient post
master of Greenwood spent a few days
in the city last week.
Messrs. E. 0. Briggs, Jr., and E L.
Bobo of Clinton were visitors in Lau
rens on Sunday.
Col. J. H. T-rnynham left Monday for
a two week's trip to New York and
Mr. T. T. Bobbitt, of Virginia, spent
part of lust week with friends in the
Miss Annie Jamieson, of Union, has
been spending a few days with Miss
Mr. Samuel Fleming, a student a
student of Davidson college, is at home
for a few days visiting his parent here.
Dr. Ferguson left for Newberry
Tuesday to attend the Vance-Copeland
Mr. F. K. Spratt returned Monday
from a Sunday visit to his parents in
Dr. T. C. Lucas, of Chester, spent
Sunday with his family at Mrs. W. E.
Miss Lucia Simpson, who is a student
at Converse College, spent Sunday with
her mother Mrs. J. P. Simpson.
Mrs. R. L. Gray and Mrs. W. P.
Harris, of Gray Court, were visitors in
the city Sunday.
Mrs. Darcy Gray, of Williamston,
was among the Sunday visitors in this
Mrs. G. H. Mahon and children, of
Greenville, spent week end with friends
in the city.
Mr. Z. N. Gray, a prosperous planter
of the Gray Court section and one of
The Advertiser's first readers, was in
the city on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gilkerson spent
Sunday with relatives in the Princeton
section, returning home Monday morn
Mr. B. C. Burns, one of the most ex
tensive and prosperous planters of the
Barksdale section, was in the city Fri
Drs. I. Schayer and J. L. Fennell are
delegates to the Medical Association
convention at Anderson next week. It
is expected that both these physicians
and others will attend.
Attorneys F. P. McGowan, T. C. Tur
ner and W. R. Richey, Sr. are in at
tendance upon the session of common
pleas court now holden in Greenwood.
Rev. A. T. Jamieson of Greenwood
was in the city Sunday and preached to
the congregation of the First Baptist
Dr W. II. Dial left yesterday to at
tend the meeting of the medical asso
ciation in Anderson this week. Dr.
Schayer, on account of his accident was
unable to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. T. D. Darlington, Dr. and Mrs.
W. C. Irby, Mrs. W. D. Ferguson and
Mr. Vance Irby, of the city are attend
ing the Vance-Copeland wedding at
The revival meeting at the Second
Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. C.
L. Fowler of Clinton for about ten days
closed Monday night. The meeting re
sulted in a general awakening of the
church and quite a number of new
members were received.
Rev. C. F. Rankin and Mr. C. W.
Tune left yesterday for Greers to at
tend the Presbytery which convened at
that place last night. Dr. Robt. Adams
of Clinton and Mr. J. N. Jones of Lis
bon joined these delegates here and
together they left for Greers.
Mayor C. M. Babb has sold his hand
some new residence on South Harper
street to Mr. A. H. Sanders, proprietor
of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling company.
The deal was closed Monday, the con
sideration being $4,000. Mr. Sanders
gets possession finst of next October.
Meantime Mayor Babb will build on his
lot adjoining Mr. II. Terry, located
on the same street.
Tag Day Boxes.
As was announced in last week's is
sue April the twenty-first is "tag day"
in Laurens. The Kings Daughters
have instituted this day for the purpose
of raising funds for the city hospital,
and it is hoped that contributions will
be received. Contribution boxes will
be placed at the below named stations
and upon depositing a coin at any one
of these places the donor wdl be given
a tag which ho is expected to wear the
remainder of the day. Let every one
see that they wear a tag on next Tues
day. The places for contributing are:
1. Grays Hotel.
2. Busy-Bee Lunch Koom.
3. Opera House.
4. Post Ofiice.
5. Passenger Depot.
6. Todd & Simpson's Corner.
7. Burns Racket Store.
8. Graded School Building.
9. East End School Building,
showing to us that it has been and still
is the greatest and purest of festival
of Christian love and hope.
The teachings of Easter day point us
to the "Blessed hope" through the res
urrection of Jesus Christ. Not believ-,
ing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ'
would mean the utter rejection of
Christianity and all that it stands for,
its aspirations, its incentives, its hopes1
and its abounding consolations. Fail
ure to respond to the teachings of
Easter would make it impossible for us
ever to say again over the open grave
of our dear ones, "I heard a voice from
heaven saying unto me, Write from
henceforth blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord; oven so saith the
Spirit, for thoy rostfrom their labors."
Silently, sadly without, prayer, hymn or
benediction we might return the body
to mother earth and say with Rabelais,
It is only a great perhaps, a leap in the
dark. May Easter blessings rest upon
each true worshipper on this glorious
Rector Church of tho Epiphany.
MEET THE ISSUE.
Secretary Riegel of the Ware Shoals
Company Confers With a Number of
Mr. Benjamin D. Riegel, secretary
and manager of the Ware Shoals Man
ufacturing Company, was in the city
Saturday in conference with a number
of the local stockholders of the mill
regarding the pending suit instituted
by Mr. J. O. C. Fleming andothersand
the motion for injunction to be made
before Judge Gage at Greenwood on
The conference Saturday was for the
purpose of finding out the attitude of
the local stockholders in re the suit and
the prayer for injunction. It was Mr.
Hiegel's desire also to meet and know
the local men connected with the mill;
until Saturday it was his belief that all
the Southern stockholders were against
his and his father's interests and in
sympathy with the suit brought by the
minority interests. The outcome of the
conference was pleasing to both Mr.
Riegel and those who met him; for 24
of the local stockholders signed an un
qualified repudiation of the course pur
sued by Messrs. Dial, Fleming and oth
ers, both in the suit and in the motion
for an injunction.
The Ware Shoals property is capital
ized at $1,000,000, of which amount the
Riegels own $700,000, the remaining
$300,000 being held by local men; but in
addition there have been many improve
ments made and paid for by the Riegels
and not included in the amount of their
holdings. In the meeting Saturday it
developed that the mill owed notes
amounting to about $70#,000 and some
thing has to be done. The issuance of
the additional $500,000 stock is the only
salvation, so it is said by Mr. Riegel
and those in sympathy with his policy.
Mr. Riegel considers the issuance of the
additional stock a positive necessity at
this time to save the property and it
seems that some of the local men agree
with him. They seem to think that the
policy of the minority is detrimental to
the interests of not only the majority
but to themselves as well.
In the petition for an injunction will
be stated charges of mismanagement
and extravagance on the part of the
present management. It was learned
Saturday that in reply to these it will
be shown that the mill earned about
$200,000 last year. The erection of the
$15,000 mansion for the residence of
Mr. Rcigel lias been cited as evidence
OLDEST CITIZEN DIED SATURDAY.
Mr. Alien Motes, Aged 95, Passes Over
Mr. Allen Motes, Lauren county's
oldest citizen, ao far as can be ascer
tained, died last Saturday at his home
about a mile from Madden's Station.
The deceased had reach the great age
of 95 and practically all of his life was
spent at the Motes homestead which
was settled by his father more than a
hundred years ago. He is survived by
his second wife who was a Mrs. Loving
He never had any children.
Mr. Motes was an ex-Confederate
soldier, he having enlisted in Company
B Ninth regiment, First corps, South
Carolina Reserves, in 1862 at the age
He was a farmer and mechanic and
assisted in erecting the present court
house building. He was a good man, a
loyal and true citizen and a life long
member of the Baptibt Church. On
Sunday afternoon he was laid to rest at
Now Prospect Church, near his late
home, with simple and appropriate ex
The following veterans acted as pall
bearers: Judge O. G. Thompson, John
R. Finley, B. F. Terry, John Jess Mad
den, W. H. Terry and J. A. P. Moore.
The total receipts of the Laurens
postoffice for the year ended April 1
were $0,200, which is a gain of $1,200
over the year before. With the same
ratio of increase this year Laurens next
April will be in the city delivery column.
Be sure to see our line of Toilet Sets
in different designs, colors and decora
tions at prices that will be money saved
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
of extravagance and has been com
mented on considerably; it now devel
ops that Mr. Riegel pays an annual
rental of $1,000 for this house and that
he had offered to buy the property, but
his proposition was rejected.
The resolution adopted at the confer
ence Saturday was in substance: That
the signers thereto are emphatically
opposed to the pending suit and the
motion for injunction; and that Messrs.
Dial, Fleming and others do not repre
sent their ideas in the matter; and that
they deem the course pursued by these
gentlemen detrimental to the interests
of the corporation; that it would result
eventually to great damage and injury,
and that they protest against BUCh
course of action.
MAY REDUCE WAGES IN MILLS.
Important Meeting of Cotton Manufac
ture Meld la I.aureus.
An important meeting of representa
tive mill presidents has just been held
here, at which the advisability of re
ducing expenses was discussed and an
agreement to reduce employees' wages
was practically reached. Just when the
reduction will be put into effect, if de
finitely decided upon, is not known.
The prevailing idea seemed to be that
there must be a cut in running expenses
and that a reduction of wages of the
employees was the most feasible and
wisest plan. The presidents were not
disposed to run their mills on short
time, and it was about decided to keep
up the full time. The majority of the
mill interests of this entire section
were represented at the meeting.
Among those here were: Messrs. W.
S. Montgomery, of Spartanburg, Z. N.
Wright, of Newberry, A. F. McKissick
of Greenwood, Alex Long, of Rock Hill
B. D. Riegel, of Ware Shoals, and M.
L. Copeland, of Laurens.
Automobile Accident Sunday.
Dr. I. Schayer barely escaped serious
hurt last Sunday afternoon when his
automobile got away with him and ran
off the embankment at the approaches
of Little river bridge on the Watts
mill road. By some means the doctor
ran too close to the right embankment
and then turned too suddenly and ab
ruptly; before he could get control of
the machine it went off the embank
ment to the ground about fifteen feet
below, striking a wire fence and send
ing the automobile a somersault over
Dr. Schayer was thrown out beyond
where the machine fell thus escaping
serious injury. He suffered only a few
bruises and scratches. The automobile
was wrenched out of gear but was
Now is the critical time of your ma
terial prosperity, the cotton plowing
season, the money powers north have
combined to reduce the price of cotton
and the South Carolina mills are con
templating running on short time, and
some mills, north are begining to shut
down for a season. The producer can
and should reduce his acreage. He can
plant more up land in corn, on the
Williamson plan. Be sure of one thing
you can get more money for a short
crop of cotton than you can for a large
crop, why wear yourself out making
cotton for other people.
CLOSE NEXT MONTH
Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. Mr. Mas
sabeau, Annual Address by
Dr. R. P. Pell.
The closing exercises of the Laurens
city schools will be held May 22-25, in
clusive. A complete programme of ex
ercises has not been finished, but Supt.
Dobson announces that the Rev. W. A.
Massabeau, pastor of the Buncombe
Street Methodist church of Greenville,
has accepted the invitation to preach
the baccalaureate sermon and Dr. R.
P. Pell, president of Converse College,
Spartanburg, has consented to be pres
ent and deliver the annual address be
fore the graduating class.
The commencement exercises will
open Friday evening, May 22, with a
debating contest by the members of
Calhoun Literary Society, the winner
of the contest to be awarded the "Cal
On Sunday morning, May 24, the ser
mon by Mr. Massabeau will be deliv
ered at the First Methodist church, and
Monday evening, May 25, Dr. Pell will
address the graduating class.
Dance Friday Evening.
One of the most pleasant social events
of the week was the dance given at the
armory Friday evening by the young
men of the city. The dances in Lau
rens are always occasions of genuine
pleasure and the ovent of Friday eve
ning was no exception. Music was
rendered by the Laurens String Band.
Those present were: Misses Josephine
Fuller, Mary Todd, Mary Barry, Annie
Richey, Elizabeth Richey, Mary Can
non, Annio Jamieson, Sue Dean, Dorcas
Calmes, Eliza Sullivan, Nellie Miller,
Lucile Martin and Mae Little; Messrs.
T. C. Turner, Jr., J. A. Simmons, C.
Brooks Sullivan, I. B. Magness, Ernest
Easterby, Yancey S. Gilkcrson, DeWitt
Norwood, IL D. Gray, R. Hart Richey,
John Crews, Gary Eichelberger, Brooks
Childress, Frank K. Spratt, T. I. Swy
gert and S. B. Boney. The chaperones
were: Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Todd, Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Richey, Sr., Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Cross Hill Democratic Club.
The Cross Hill Township Democratic
Club will meet at Cross Hill, S. C,
Saturday, April 25th, at 3 o'clock.
M. T. SIMPSON,
We've a pair of new, bright and handsome Easter Shoes for every
foot that comes to us, we've gathered for our trade, from the best
makers, Shoes with a reputation. We never sell uncertain Shoes
Shoes we cannot fully guarantee.
And low cut Shoes in Blucher, Lace or Button
styles, selected leathers of Patent Colt, Calf, Kid,
Gun Metal Calf, Russian Calf, etc., Conservative
or extreme lasts, high or medium heels, The best
Men's Shoes in the land.
$3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $5.00 to $6.00.
Lace or Button Models, Oxfords, Ribbon Ties,
Colonials, Pumps, and Slippers, Patent Kid and
Colt, Corona Kid, Golden Brown, etc., Medium or
Narrow Toes, Cuban or French Heels, Short
Vamps, and every idea in artistic Shoe building,
well worked out.
$2.n0, $2.50, $3.00, $8.50 to $4.00.
Boys', Misses' and Childrens Shoes.
We have an almost endless variety of Shoes
for young people, High or Low Cut Models.
Shoes for Dress and Shoes for Service.
$1.50, $1.75, $2.00 to $2.50.
According to size.
We've every variation in size and width, and we spare no pains ttr see that every foot is
We are now showing new things in our Furnishing Department. New Block in Felt and Straw Hats,
Panama Hats, Shirts, Collars and Cuffs,?all the new styles and stripes, and our showing of New Neck
wear is not equalled in the city. Come to see us for your faster outfit.
Mr. William C. Wharton, of Water
loo, was in the city on Thursday.
Mrs. E. P. Milam, of Waterloo, was
in the city Thursday shopping.
Mr. B. Goodman, of Cross Hill, an
nounces his candidacy this week for
A large number of Laurens people at
tended the reunion of veterans and the
picnic at Gray Court Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. McCravy have
moved into their new cottage out on the
West Main street extension.
Mrs. J. L. Dean, of Greenville, after
spending a few days with her daughter
Miss Sue Dean returned home Monday.
Messrs. N. B. Dial and A. C. Todd
left Sunday night for Greenwood to be
present at the opening of court Monday
Mr. W. S. Simpson who is attending
a business school in Columbia, visited
his parents near Barksdalc during the
Mrs. J. W. Clarke accompanied Mrs.
C. E. Gray, who has returned from
Rutherfordton this week and is the lat
ter's guest at Gray's Hotel.
Mr. T. C. Turner, of the local bar,
returned Thursday night from Green
wood, Cross Hill and Clinton, where he
has been on professional business.
Mr. Jas. A. Hoyt, of Columbia,
Sassed through the city last Wednes
ay, returning from Clemson college,
where he went to "write up" tho stu
dent trouble there.
Mr. W. H. Gilkeraon, Jr., went to
Greenville Thursday to attend the meet
ing of Knight Templars there. He was
accompanied by his sister, Miss Annie,
who attended the banquet.
Mr. J. H. Balentine of the Princeton
section of the county, was in the city
Tuesday on business. He brought his
young son with him to consult Dr.
Hughes about his eyes.
The musical Friday night at the
graded school auditorium was largely
attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The program was well arranged and
interesting, the singing of Mrs. Willard
deserving special mention.
The annual Easter dance to be given
by the young men of the city Friday
evening is to he the most important
social event of the week, many visitors
are expected for the occasion.
One of the show windows of the
Watts Mills store this week presents a
very unique and attractive appearance
in a fine and artistic display of canned
goods, delicacies, etc.
The Laurens base ball team defeated
the Clinton graded school team Monday
afternoon by a score of 7 to 2. Batteries
Clinton; Plaxico and Balais, Laurens;
Mills and Mills.
Misses Gladys and Annie Huff of Con
verse College will spend Easter with
their parents Mr. Jand Mrs. A. Huff,
accompanied by their friend, Miss Stella
Budge of Miami, Fla. who is also a
student of Converse.
During the past week a number of
negro laborers on the line of construc
tion work from Boyd's mill to Laurens
went on a strike. This did not inter
fere with the work at all; and later sev
eral of the men came back.
Mr. Jos. P. Bagwell, assistant super
intendent of the Belton Cotton Mills,
accompanied by his family, visited his
brother, Chief of Police Bagwell, and
other relatives in tho city from Satur
day until Tuesday. Mr. Bagwell is the
second son of Mr. W. H. Bagwell of
Princeton and is another Laurons
county boy who is "making good."
News of Gray Court.
Gray Court, April 13th,-The Gray
Court-0wings Institute Loys crossed
bats with the Laurens base ball team
here on Saturday afternoon. The game
was very interesting and at times ex
citing. The final score was 10 to 7 in
favor of Laurens.,
Bailey's moving pictures were shown
at the Institution Saturday night to a
large and appreciative audience.
Mr. W. H. Dodson of Donalds was
the guest of Mr. and M.rs. Willis
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. J. I). Owings candidato for
sheriff is very happy since Thursday
"its a girl baby."
Mr. and Mrs. T, W. Wells accompani
ed by Misa Virginia Willis have return
ed after a very pleasant visit to Mr.
Wells, parents at Coronaca.
Mrs. L. H. Willis returnod Saturday
after a weeks stay with her home folks
Our hustling Mavor J. N. Leak is still
on duty, having dead dogs carviod from
the streets; five or six more went last
week from effect of some coward drop
ing poison on the streets.
Miss Beta Meridith of Laurens was
in town Saturday for the rounlon.
We are glad to report Mr. William
Curry improving in health.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gray spent Sun
day with relatives in Laurens.
HRLD ANNUAL MKPJINQ.
Laurens Trust Company, According to the
Presidents Report, Had Good Year.
The first annual meeting of the
stockholders of Laurens Trust Company
was held yesterday at the Peoples
Loan and Exchange bank. The n?eot
ing was presided o.yer by Mr. C. C.
Fcatherutonu and Mr. C. W. Tune ac
ted as secretary.
The annual report of the president
showed that the company had enjoyed
a very successful yoav's business, hav
ing earned about 21 per cent on its in
vestments. This department of the
company has heen satisfactorily man
aged, as has the insurance department
under the direction of Mr. J. F. Tol
This company was organized a year
ago with a capital of $25,000, all of
which was paid in by the first of last
The same board of directors was re
elected, with tho exception of Mr.
Wharton of Greensboro, N. C, who
was succeodod by Mr. Mebane of the
same city. After the stockholders'
meeting the directors met and reelected
R. A. Cooper president and C. W. Tune
secretary and treasurer.
After July Postoffice Goes
to Second Class.
Brother of Dr. Bean Dies in New Orleans
and Remains Brought to Clinton
Clinton, April 14. ?After the first of
July Clinton will take rank as a second
class postoffie. Our people will not bo
content nOw until they have grown up
to the city delivery class. The business
of the postofllce here is very large for
tho size of the town.
1 he many friends of Dr. W. S. Bean
sympathized with him in the death of
his brother, Mr. Thomas Bean, at New
Orleans last Wednesday. The remains
were brought here for interment. Dr.
Bean has his two brothers and his
parents buried here. Mr. Joseph Bean,
son of the deceased, and Mr. Lane, of
Atlanta, a cousin, came for the burial.
The widow was unable to undergo the
An interesting business has grown up
in Clinton almost unnoticed. Mr. Irvin
Chandler, who is gifted with a turn for
mechanical contrivances, invented some
time ago a metal pin for mending broken
slats of blinds. lie had faith enough
in the value of the invention to tako
out a patent, lie then took Mr. J. A.
Bailey into partnership with him in the
manufacture and sale of the articles.
Mr. Chandler meets with success in
placing his goods everywhere he goes.
He is giving his entire attention now to
their introduction. A gentleman whose
opinion ought to have weight remarked
the other day that there ought to be a
small fortune in the invention.
A number of friends and relatives of
Miss Laura Vance and Mr. W. D. Cope
land are going to Newberry tomorrow
to attend their wedding. The Rev. Dr.
Jacobs will perform tho ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Copeland will reach Clin
ton tomorrow evening and will be at.
home with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cope
The college boys have hud a very
successful baseball season so far an I
they hope to win against the Charles
ton college boys tomorrow, Wednesday.
They play Newberry college Saturday
in Newberry. Up to this time they
have played fivo games, winning three.
A very pleasant concert was given in
Copeland's hall by the Schubert Sym
phony Club last Saturday night.
The young men's Baraca class of
Clinton gave a delightful inaugural re
ception last night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Jr. A large
number of guests enjoyed the occasion.
Tho Actean Book Club met last Fri
day afternoon to pack a box of linen
gifts for Miss Laura Vance. Custom
has decroed a linen ohowor for every
Book Club bride, but as Miss Vance
was out of town this substitute was
The Mill Men's Lcapic.
WATTB MILLS VICTORIOUS.
In a very fast game of ball at the
Watts Mills park in Laurens Saturday
the strong Whitmire aggregation went
down in defeat before tho Watts Mills
team by the score of 7 to 3. The game
was fast from start to finish and except
for errors at critical times by the Watts
Mills team they would have recorded a
row of goose eggs against their rivals.
Batteries: Whitmire?Aughtrv, Gil
liam and Gilliam; Watts Mills ?Prince,
Score: R II E
Whitmire.3 4 5
Watts Mills.7 10 4
WILLIAMSTON DEFEATS HELTON.
Tho game between the Williamston
and Belton teams of the South Carolina
Mill league resulted in a victory for
Williamston by a score of 5 to 1.
WAKE SHOALS WINS FUOM GRHNDBL.
Ware Shoals, April 12. - Ware Shoals
defeated Grendel Mifi? in the opening
game of the South Carolina Mill loague
series hore yesterday by a score of 6 to
1. The game was fast and interesting
though lacking in foaturcs.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
Go take a look at Copelands new line
Neckwear before Easter. All the new
shades and colors a beautiful line.
LOST. ?Between North Harper street
and Fleming Bros.' jewelry store on
Thursday morning a Gold Necklace.
Finder please return to Miss Julia Gil
FOR SALE My home, the old Car
ter place, one mile from Harris Lithia
Springs, 157 acres, good dwelling and
other improvements. Apply to Mrs.
Henry Coleman, Cross Hill, S. C. 37-It
LOST-Cow, ashy color black, one
red spot in flank, short horns, will weigh
about 700 pounds. George Garlington.
NOTICE OF TRESPASS -All pel
sons are hereby forbidden to hunt, <>r
otherwise trespass upon my lands. Any
person caught so doing will bo punished
to the full extent of the law. Albert.
G. Irby, :i7-?/(
FOR SALE - Improved King Cotton
Seed. Makes fine staple. Try a lot.
For price or other information apply t<>
E. A. Hamilton, R. F. D. 3, 'Phone 79,
Laurens, S. C. 37-2t
NOTICE?All persons are hereby for
biddon to employ one Ilammott Woody
and one Daisy Woody, they both being
under labor contract with the under
signod. E. T. Shell. 87-21
Go to J. H. Sullivans and buy your
cotton planters viz The Celebrated Cot
I ton Bloom Planter for $5.00, The Old
Reliable Balentine Planter for $4.50
ml Tho Now Winder Plantar for >t 0]