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FOR PAST WEEK
Funeral of Mr. Pearson
and of an Infant.
I he Improvements Continue Unnbutcd.
Close Qainc of Baseball Played
Clinton, April 21. -There have been
two funerals here in the past week.
Last Wednesday the body of Mr. W. S.
Pearson was brought here from Au
gusta and interred in the Presbyterian
cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Hodges, of the
Methodist church, conducting the fu
neral. A number of friends and rela
tives attended the funeral. The floral
tributes were exceedingly beautiful and
there were a large number of them.
On Sunday morning the infant of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Copeland was buried.
Easter Sunday was an ideally beauti
ful day and was fittingly observed in
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Copeland arrived
in Clinton Wednesday night from New
berry and are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Dave T. Copeland for a few days be
fore settling down at Mr. J. W. Cope
land's. Among the (Tintonians who at
tended ihe wedding were Dr. Jacobs,
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Copeland, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Copeland, Miss Ina Vance,
Mr. W. B, Parr, Mr. and Mrs. John
.Copeland, Miss Ab Leake, Mr. Guy
Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Chancy Stone, Mrs.
G. A. Copeland, Miss Sara Copeland,
Mr. R. J. Copeland, Miss Helen Bailey,
Miss Nan Copeland, Mercer Bailey
Vance, Mr. and Mrs. R. li. Vance.
The improvements continue to appear
in Clinton. Dr. J. H. and J. L. Young
have nearly finished their new building
on Musgrove street to be called the
Utopia. Dr. W. H. Young's neat cot
tage on Centennial street is well along.
Mr. Reckling, of Columbia, has been
taking pictures at the orphanage the
Mr. G. C. Young attended the meet
ing of Enoree Presbytery at Greers
The college boys lost a game of ball
to Woflord yesterday. Score two to one.
They were to have played Charleston
Wednesday but it poured rain. New
berry cailed off the game scheduled
with them for Saturday on account of
Miss Agnes Adams spent Sunday
Dots From Rabun.
Many of the farmers have planted
cotton seed. Some have almost a stand
The fruit crop is very promising this
year. The peach and apple trees are
loaded down with fruit and unless cold
weather comes an abundant crop may
Very heavy rains fell in this section
last Wednesday. The rain was needed
as the ground had become very hard -
almost too hard to plow in places.
The measles, which have swept al
most the entire community, have some
what abated. Most all who were af
flicted with them are up and able to be
The school at Rabun taught by Miss
Mettie Putnam closed several days
ago, there being no picnic or other ex
ercises on account of many of the chil
dren being down with measles.
The Rabun Creek Sunbeam band,
which meets on the second and fourth
Sundays, has some very interesting
meetings and is helping much the cause
The regular preaching services were
held at Rabun Sunday conducted by the
Rev. J. M. Shell in the absence of the
pastor. The congregation was made up
largely of young people, to whom Mr.
Shell made a very touching talk, speak
ing from the parable of the prodigal
Easter was quite a beautiful day,
though the Friday and Saturday pre
ceding it promised a cold day.
This community has been the scene
of a lire raging in the forests for sev
eral Sundays almost successively,
started by some unknown party or
parties, Should they be apprehended
doubtless they will be punished to the
full extent of the law.
A Card of Thanks.
The Presbyterians extend thanks to
Mrs. (' F. Rankin, Mrs. N. B. Dial,
Mrs. Geo. McCravy, Mrs. James Boyd,
Mrs. Luther Roper, Mrs. Willard,
Misses Todd, Putrnan, Byrd and Richey,
Messrs, Thomason, McCravy and Dr.
Aikon for the beautiful music and fine
recitations, to Prof. Dobson and the
board of trustees for the use of the
graded school and to THK Laurenh
ADVERTISER and The Laurensville Her
ald for notices and to others who con
tributed to make the musical entertain
ment last Friday night a success. The
entertainment was of a high order and
heartily enjoyed by all who attended.
The door receipts were $17.80.
Policy Paid By W.O. W.
C. A. Power, 0. C., and J. Lee L?ng
sten, Clerk, of Laurens Camp No. 08,
and representatives of the head camp,
have delivered to C. H. Roper, guar
dian for the children of B, F. Roper,
who died on March 4th, a check for
$1.000, in full payment of policy held
by Sov. Roper.
Meeting of U. ?. C.'s Saturday.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
are requested to meet on Saturday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of
Mrs. W. U. Gilkerson. ?
Mr. M. W. Hill, of the Mt. Olive sec
tion, was in the city Monday.
Miss Anna Owings returned to her
home In Gray Court Monday.
Mr. B. B. Hill, of the county, was in
the city Saturday.
Miss Lintie Jones returned this week
from a visit to friends in Newberry.
Mrs. Margaret Dodson has returned
to the city from a visit to Donalds.
Mr. Albert Dial, of Wofford college,
was among the students who spent
Easter at home in Laurens.
Mr. John Cuningham, of Waterloo,
spent a few days in the city the past
Miss Lily Fant returned to Union
Tuesday after a brief visit to the fam
ily of Mr. D. A. Davis.
Miss Annie Jamieson, after an ex
tended visit to friends here, returned
this week to her home in Union.
Mr. Creswell Fleming left Monday
for a short visit to his old home in
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Johnson, of
Washington, I). ('., are visiting the
family of Mr. J. IL Boyd.
Messrs. Chas. W. and John Arthur
Taylor attended the school exhibition
at Mt. Bethel last Frid ay evening.
Remember that Thursday night
"hospital night" at the moving picture
shows, come and bring the whole d
Prof. I. 10. Curry, of Lander college,
after spending Faster at his home at)
Owings, returned to Greenwood Mon
Remember that Thursday night is
"hospital night" at the moving picture
shows, come and bring the whole d?
Misses Josie and Sadie Sullivan spent
Sunday with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. Sullivan. These young la
dies arc students at the Columbia Col
lege for Women.
Misses Jessie Bolt and Lalla Mae
Dial, who are students at the Columbia
Female college, spent Faster at their
respective homes here.
Mr. J. A. Taylor and daughter, Miss
May, were visitors here on Saturday.
Miss Taylor was hero to attend the
county teachers' meeting.
Mr. Hampton Hunter who had his
residence on North Harper street
burned a few months ago is rebuilding
on the same site, Mr. E. R. Power
being the contractor.
A Laurens man claims to have discov
ered a method by which the dead can
be brought to life. He must be a
friend of the late John L. McLaurin.
Anderson Daily Mail.
Mr. O. P. Goodwin, member of the
State executive committee of the
Farmers' Union from this district, went
to Columbia Yesterday afternoon to at
tend a meeting of the committee of
which Mr. B. Harris, of Anderson, is
Mr. S. S. Farrar, who recently moved
from Union county to the Mountville
section, was in the city Monday. Mr.
Farrar is a good farmer and will be
welcomed in Laurens.
The Palmetto Drug Co.. always up
to-date in everything, has installed a
pair of talking scales. This machine
speaks your weight with unquestionable
Clinton Cotton Mills team and the
Watt8 Mills team will cross bats on the
Watts Mills diamond next Saturday.
A good game may be expected as, these
two teams played hot ball last season.
Messrs. II. Terry, (). W. Babb, ( has.
Templeton and Clifton Jones, represen
tatives from Laurens Council No. 24,
Jr. O. U. A. M.'s, and R. II. Donald
son and J. J. Crosby, from Little River
No. 66, left Tuesday for Sumter to at
tend the State Council in session there
Blassingamc Wins Suit.
A dispatch to the News and Courier
from Columbia is of interest to the peo
pie of Laurens. It is:
"The Supreme Court to-day filed its
decision in the case of Blassingame
against the city of Laurens, sustaining
the lower court, which refused a mo
tion for a non-suit. Blassingame, a
contractor of Greenville, entered into
contract with the city council of
Laurons to do certain macadamizing.
In his contract, which was entered on
the minutes of the city council, he
stated his price to be 32 cents per
square yard and the work was com
menced, but it appeared that the city
council was under the impression that
he had given his price at 42 cents per
cubic yard, and they caused him to stop
work and went so far as to have him
arrested. He brought suit for damages
in the amount of $5,282.10 and was
awarded a verdict of $1,500."
Mr. Pcathcrstonc Accepts Invitations.
Mr. C. c. Feathorstone, of this city,
has accepted invitations to deliver lit
erary addresses at Ninety-Six and
Edgeficld. On May 25th he will ad
dress the literary societies of the South
Carolina Co-Educational Institute at
Edgcfield, and on June 1st the grad
uating class of the Ninety-Six High
School. Mr. Feat herstone has received
several other invitations, but as yet has
accepted only the two above mimed.
The Senatorial Candidates.
The Spartanburg Journal has the fol
lowing on the senatorial race in this
"We dope the Senatorial race about
as follows: Governor I ley ward was one
of the most nopular Governors the State
ever had; John Gary Evans lives in the
county having the largest white vote;
George Johnstoiu- is the ablest man in
the race; 0. B. Martin is a member of
the strongest religious denomination in
the "State; E. D Smith is the best
stump speaker and the especial friend
of the farmers. Take your choice."
Notice of Stockholders' Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Citizen:;' Building and
Loan Association will be held at the
office of the Peoples I^oan and Ex
change Bank, Laurens, S. G, at 4
o'clock p. m. on Thursday, April 30,
1908. W. R. McCUEN,
Secretary and Treasurer.
' Laurens, S. C, April 20, 1908. 38-2t
REFUSED TO ENJOIN
Judge Gage Declined to ?tant Motion
Enjoining Ware Shoals Stockhold
ers' Meeting Today.
Yesterday at Greenwood Judge G. W.
Gage rendered his decision in the pro
ceeding brought against 13. D. Riegel
and other majority stockholders of the
Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company
by J. O. C. Fleming et al., represent
ing the minority, praying that the spe
cial stockholders' meeting, scheduled to
be held today at Ware Shoals, be en
joined by the court. In his decision
.Judge Gage overruled the motion and
the meeting will doubtless be held to- j
day, as determined upon some time ago.
The motion for an injunction was ar
gued before Judge Gage at Greenwood
last Saturday, the decision being re
served until yesterday.
The purpose of the meeting of the
stockholders today is to pass upon the
proposition of issuing preferred stock
by the Ware Shoals Manufacturing
Company to the amount of $500,000.
The majority favor the proposition
while many of the minority sharehold
ers are opposed to it for reasons al
ready published in THE ADVERTISER.
THE ROUNDS OF SUPT NASH.
Superintendent R. W. Nash Visited the
Following Schools Last Week.
Mounfeville School, Prof. W. P. Cul
bertson, Principal, and Miss Frankie
Culbertson and Annie Adams, assist
ants, has an ccrollment of 78 pupils.
This is a three room building furnished
with patent desks, maps, blackboards,
chairs, tables, pictures and a State li
Rock School, presided over by Miss
Sara Heeks, has enrolled 27 pupils, and
school room is furnished with patent
desks, map, table, chair, blackboards
and a library.
Youngs School, taught by Miss Pel
Parrott, has an enrollment of !) pupils,
and the room is furnished with patent
dasks, blackboard, chair, table and a
Goldville School, in charge of Miss
Inez Dobbins, has an enrollment of 20
pupils, and school building is furnished
with patent desks, map, chair, table
Wadsworth School, taught by Miss
Nannie Simpson, has enrolled 21 pupils.
The building is furnished with patent
desks, blackboards, map, chair, table,
and a library.
Belfast School, in charge of Miss
Feitherstone, has enrolled 25 pupils,
and the room is furnished with patent
desks, blackboards, table, chair, and a
Wade School, presided over by Miss
Annie Atchison, has an enrollment of
19 pupils, and is furnished with patent
desks, blackboards, map, chairs, and a
Pine Bluff School, taught by Miss
Irene McDaniel, has enrolled 14 pupils.
Room is furnished with blackboards,
map, heater, and they expect to fur
nish patent desks soop.
Pine Grove School, in charge of Miss
Cora Culbertson, has an enrollment of
20 pupils, and school room is furnished
with patent desks, blackboards, chair,
table and a library.
See our line of Go-Carts with bodies
in different designs, Upholstery, Um
brellas and Running Gears in different
colors, with the best quality of springs
at prices that will be money saved for
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
El IZA SARAH THAYER.
Sad Death of Little Daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. Thayer.
Little Eliza Sarah Thayer, aged three
years and eight months, and the only
child of Rev. and Mrs. William E.
Thayer, died at the family residence
last Friday night at ten o'clock after
an illness of about two weeks. Satur
day afternoon at five o'clock the little
one was laid to rest in the city ceme
tery, the burial service being conducted
by the Rev. E. C. Watson. The pall
bearers were Masters Earle Owings,
Thomas Bennett, Richard Fuller and
Mr. Thayer is the beloved pastor of
the First Baptist church and during his
brief residence here he has gained the
high esteem and sincere friendship of
practically everybody in Laurens, who
deeply sympathize with the bereaved
Mr. J. N. Leak Withdraws.
For the past several months Mr. J.
N. Leak has been connected with the
Laurens Trust Co. as selling agent and
real estate dealer. He has had almost
entire charge of this department of the
Trust Co.'s business. Under his able
management the business has grown to
large proportions, as may be seen from
the amount of property advertised and
the number of transfers that have been
efTected. At the meeting of the Trust
Co. last week Mr. Leak severed his
connection with this company and will
hereafter conduct a real estate, business
for himself. Mr. Leak is a remarkably
successful real estate dealer and will do
a fine business in the future as he has
done in the past. A review of his ad
vertisement this week gives an idea of
the property he is handling.
Marriage Celebrated at Second Baptist
Church Last Sunday Afternoon.
Mr. John Milton Moore and Miss
Flora Alberta Hammett were united in
marriage at the second Baptist church
last Sunday afternoon at half-past six
o'clock, the Rev. E. C. Watson, of this
city, officiating. There was a large as
semblage present to witness the cere
mony, at the conclusion of which many
friends crowded about the chancel to
offer congratulations to the happy
Mr. Moore is a son of Mr. Erwin
Moore and a prominent member of the
Second church, while his bride is a
daughter of the Rev. W. L). Hammett.
pastor of the Second Baptist church,
and a popular and attractive young
\ Benefit Performance.
The King's Daughters arranged
Tuesday with Manager Roman, of the
Opera House, to give a special moving
picture show on Thursday evening for
the benefit of the hospital. The ladies
will receive half the proceeds of the
evening, and this will be added to the
neat sum already on hand. A double
header film will be put on for Thursday
and together with the illustrated songs
will make an excellent performance.
The King's Daughters will sell tick
ets Thursday to help swell the crowds,
and it Is hoped that every man, woman
and child in Laurens will go and
help the hospital movement. Let ev
erybody go; the admission is only ten
cents, and you are promised a fine en
CROSS. HILL NEWS BUDGET.
"Indiscretion" Comes High?Rev. Mr.
Martin Preaches Plainly.
Cross Hill, April 20.-Messrs. R. G.
Crisp and J. O. Denny, with Misses Ad
dison and Barre, attended preaching at
Morris Chapel last Sabbath and dined
with Mr. and Mrs. Brack Watkins.
Master Robert Nabers, son of Prof.
H. Z. Nabers, of the Epworth Orphan
age, visited his aunt, Mrs. R. A. Aus
tin, last week.
Mr. Hassel Miller, of Whitmire's,
was with home folks here last Sunday
Rev. J. A. Martin preached a force*
ful sermon last Sabbath from the text.
"Be thou faithful unto death and I will
give thee a crown of life." Mr. Mar
tin spoke very plainly what it meant to
be faithful and warned the people
against some practices which prevail
today among professing Christians.
Mr. Latimer Rasor, a prominent
planter of Donalds, S. C, and a brother
of Mr. E. B. Rasor, visited relatives
here last Wednesday.
There was something doing before the
town council last Wednesday and on ac
count of indiscretion on the part of aj
prominent citizen the town treasury is j
replenished twenty-live dollars.
Cross Hill will soon join the number
of auto cities. Mr. W. C. Rasor and
Mr. J. W. Simmons have ordered auto
Mrs. Lidie Ferguson, who lives in
town with her sister, Mrs. Madden, is
nearly 84 years old. She is hearty and
active for a person of her age. She
takes great pleasure in attending to
her chickens. She says she has a hen
with peculiar ways. This hen has laid
ten eggs, each time while sitting on the
roost pole, and now she persists in go
ing to sitting on that same pole and sits
therte all the time. The roost pole is
about four feet from the ground and
only two of the eggs were broken.
Prof, and Mrs. E. P. Allen, of Green
wood, visited friends here Saturday and
The minstrels Saturday evening at
the school auditorium was attended by
a good crowd. Fifty dollars was real
ized and will go to their school furniture
fund. Light refreshments were served.
The U. D. C. will decide whether
Memorial day will be observed here as
usual or whether it will be discontinued.
We think it is a beautiful custom and it
has been kept up here for about fifteen
Presiding Elder W. M. Duncan of
the Greenville circuit was here last
week and held Quarterly Conference
with the First Methodist church. The
financial status of the church, when
looked into, was shown to be the best
in years; the treasurer's report was
gratifying to the church and to the
Presiding Elder; Mr. Duncan congratu
lated the Methodists of Laurens upon
the fine showing.
At the meeting Messrs. R. E. Babb
and John F. Holt were elected delegates
to the district conference to be held in
May at Clinton.
Mt. Bethel School Closes.
The closing exercises of the Mt.
Bethel school, taught during the past
year by Miss Emma Lou Humbert, were
held Friday night. Quite an elaborate
programme, consisting of recitations,
declamations, dialogues and music, was
rendered under tho direction of Miss
Humbert. The exercises were attended
by a large gathering and the occasion
was greatly enjoyed.
COURT OF COMMON
PLEAS NEXT WEEK
Bar Association Arranges Roster of the
Cases for Two Weeks. Judge
Gage to Preside.
The Court of Common Pleas convenes
in Laurens next Monday, April 27, with
Judge Geo. W. Gage presiding. The
roster of cases as arranged at the Bar
meeting on Monday afternoon is as fol
Monday, 27th-C, N. & L. P?y Co.
vs. American Surety Co. Long vs.
Phillips & Owings.
Tuesday, 28th?Lidia Owens vs. Lau
rens Cotton Mills. Knight vst C. & W.
C. Ry. Mayfield Woolen Mills vs. J.
R. Anderson. A. P. Aldrich vs. J. R.
Anderson. Switzer vs. C. & W. C.
Wednesday, 29th?Gray vs. Gray.
Elledge vs. Johnson.
Thursday, 30th?Leake vs. Madden.
Carlisle & Moseley vs. Deck. Camp
bell vs. Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Jones
vs. Laurens County.
Friday, 1st?Dora C. Bailey vs. Sea
board Air Line Ry.
Saturday, 2nd ?Chancey vs. Putman.
Monday, 4th ?Barksdalc vs. C. & W.
C. Ry Co. C. & W. C. Ry Co. vs. City
Tuesday, 5th?Carey vs. Farmers &
Merchants Bank. Weather* vs. C. &
W. C. Ry Co. Franks vs. Southern
Cotton Oil Co. Sullivan vs. Moore.
Sullivan vs. McCarley.
Wednesday, Gth Wilbur vs. McCuen.
Thursday, 7th? Counts vs. Seaboard
Air Line. Gray vs. Sullivan Township.
Friday, 8th?Augusta Lumber Co. vs.
H. E. Gray. J. R. Anderson vs. Ow
ings. Dean vs. C. & W. C. Ry. Cath
cart vs. Gray.
Saturday, 9th -Bottling Works vs.
DEATH OP AN AOBD CITIZ EN.
??Uncle Lew" Robertson Called Hence
After Long Illness.
Mr. Lewis Robertson, one of the old
est citizens of Laurens, died at his
home here Sunday morning at G.30
o'clock, after an illness of nearly four
months. Since the first week in Jan
uary Mr. Robertson has lingered be
tween life and death, holding on to life
with remarkable tenacity for one so far
advanced in years. He was in his 84th
year. The remains were buried Mon
day in the old Robertson family burying
ground near Gray Court.
Mr. Robertson, born in 1824 at Gray
Court, was the son of Reuben Robert
son and a member of one of the oldest
families of Laurens. At the close of
the war he moved to Laurens and en
gaged in business. Later he bought
the old Simmons hotel, which hostelry
was run by himself and was known as
the Robertson hotel. For a number of
years, both before and after the war,
Mr. Robertson was superintendent of
the county home.
The deceased is survived by his wife,
who was a Miss Owings, and three chil
dren: Messrs. William C. P. and Watt
T. Robertson and Miss Mary Robertson
of this city; and three sisters: Mrs.
Bettie Dial and Mrs. Nicie Owings, of
Owings Station, and Mrs. Milly Bobo,
Moses Roman, you have fixed your
self in the good esteem of these Lau
reps people. Tho fact that you will
give a bonollt performance Thursday
night for the hospital fund is a favt r
that is fully appreciated by everyone.
You're alright. Here's everlasting
luck to you.
FURNISHINGS for MEN
It has been and will always be the maxim of thisshopto maintain
the highest standard of honest Furnishing Goods.
We have a stock of re
inforced Negligee Shirts
Cuffs attached or de
[ tached, in bright, crisp,
Our line,.Cuffs attached
If you will take special no
tice of our stock of Straw
Ha^s, you will surely see
the Stylish Straws of Mid-Summer.
Stiff Straws $i.00 $3.00.
Soft Straws 50c to $3.00.
IndcrwGrir Mens Knit Un"
" * * Wd-I ? der-garments in
popular fabrics, Standard Egyptian Balbriggan,
Nainsook India Gauze Lisle and Linen-like meshes
in half and long sleeves; Drawers to match in both
long and knee. -r _ , _~ IT
25c and 50c Up
All the New Shapes and Colors In Soft and Stiff Hats. A Swell Line of the New
est and Host Popular Designs in Neckwear.
The One Price Stdre
Customers' Shoes Shincd Free.
Shoes, Hats, Furnishings.
Customers' Shoes Shilied Free.
Mr. M. W. Hill of Waterloo was in
the city on business Monday.
Mr. T. A. Drummond, of the upper
part of the county, was in Laurens on
Mr. H. H. Mahon, of Sullivan's town
ship, was a pleasant caller at The Ad
vertiser office Saturday.
Mr. J. L. Baldwin, one of the big
planters in the Gray Court section, was
in the city Saturday.
Mr. W. P. Childress returned Sunday
afternoon from a trip to Fountain Inn
Messrs. J. A. Chandler and J. II. Lit
tle, of Clinton, were in the city Satur
Mr. Walter H. Geer, the popular
traveling representative of The State,
was in the city Friday.
Mr. J. B. Dodson, of Columbia, is
spending a few days with his brother,
Dr. W. W. Dodson.
Mrs. W. H. Washington has returned
from a visit to Mrs. O. B. Mayer in
Mrs. J. P. Marion, of Sumter, is vis
iting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. C.
Irby, on Irby avenue.
Mr. Frank Taylor, after a short visit
to his family last week, left yesterday
to resume his work on the railroad.
Mr. W. C. Rasor. one of Cross Hill's
merchants and bankers, was in the city
Monday on business.
Mr. McDuffie Stone and family have
moved into their new home on Garling
Mr. Jeff Rhodes, manager of the
Elberton Steam Laundry, at Elburton.
Ga., spent Easter here with friends and
j Mr. W. D. Watts, of Denver, Colo
rado, is here this week visiting his
aunt, Mrs. B. W. Ball.
Mr. T. C. Turner Jr., is out again
after a short illness. He spent last
Sunday at his former home in Green
Mrs. Nancy Harper has moved to
Laurens from Due West and is occupy
ing the McCravy house on South Har
Remember that Thursday night is
"hospital night" at the moving picture
shows, come and bring the whole d
Miss Katherine Ball, of Charleston,
is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. B. W.
Ball. She is accompanied by Miss Carla
Sloan, also of Charleston.
Miss Margaret Hudgens, who is
teaching in the Laurens Graded school,
spent Saturday and Sunday with her
mother, Mrs. Ella Hudgens. ? Honea
Path Chronicle, 16th.
Mr. T. E. Boyce, one of Clinton's
leading citizens, was in Laurens Thurs
day and paid THE Advertiser a pleas
ant visit. Mr. Boyce is always a wel
come visitor at this office.
D,. L. M. Roper, of Spartanburg,
will begin a series of meetings in the
Baptist church next Monday evening.
Dr. Roper is well known by the people
of this vicinity, having conducted a re
vival here about a year ago. He is an
earnest worker and wo are confident
that much good will result from his ef
forts here. Honea Path Chronicle.
A number of Laurons Elks went to
Newberry Thursday to be present at
the initiation of several new members.
Messrs. S. R. Todd and Geo. W. Shell,
of this city, were "put through." Those
who went from Laurens were: Dr. W.
W. Dodson, Messrs. C. M. Babb, W.
II. Gilkerson, Jr., A. Schaycr and Rev.
W. E. Callender.
The Greenville city council has de
cided to pave Main street of that city.
The estate of Capt. Wm. A. Courte
nay, who died recently and was buried
at Iiis old home in Charleston, amounted
to about $100,000.
Germany had 11,DIM suicides last year,
a rate of 21 to 100,000 inhabitants. The
rate for Prussia alone is 20: that, fnr
the Province of Saxony 32, and for
Schleswig-Holstein 33, while in Catholic
and Polish I'osen it was only 8. For
Berlin the rate was 34.
The festival of the Jewish Passover
began on the 14th of April and lasts
Senator Tillmnn continues to Improve
in the Atlanta hospital.
President Benjamin Sloan of the
South Carolina university has resigned
and will retire in a few months on a
Carnegie pension. Or. Sloan haB for
the past twenty-live years boon one of
the leading cdUOAtortt <>f the State.
President Itooscvelt has sent a mes
sage to congress recommending the
construction of four additional battle
ships, the total cost to be over$60,000,
Ned and Prack Toland, tho two ne
gro boys who killed Mrs. Ellisor at
Cayce, near Columbia, a few weeks
ago, were tried in Lexington Tuesday
for murder. They were both found
guilty and sentenced to hang on May 1st.
Aiken county voted on tho dissenHary
question hist Wednesday and tho dis
pensary won out by a majority of 150.
The vote was 994 to 844. Aiken already
has the dispensary and the vote was
called for by the prohibitionists,
Darlington will build a $100,000 mill,
this amount already having been sc
The Woodmen of the World unveiled
a monument to Mr. R. G. Hill, of Union
county, Sunday afternoon last. Mr.
Hill lived at Carlisle.
New York will send an uninstructed
delegation to the Denver convention.
Rev. L. M. Rice and Rev. F. C, Hick-,
son, for some time past joint editors of
The Union Times, have dissolved part
nership. Mr, Rico will continue to edit
A cyclone swept over parts of Union
and Sparenburg counties last Wednes
day afternoon. One negro man living
in the West Springs neighborhood was
Hon. Geo. Johnutone, of Newberrv,
khas announced his candidacy for the
(United States senate.
Electricity to bo Furnish
ed by Rocdy River Co.
ON TEN-YEAR BASIS.
According to Agreement the Minimum is
Fixed at 133 H. P. at $50 Per
The city council at its regular meet
ing last week closed a ten-year con
tract with the Reedy River Power Com
pany for supplying the city of Laurens
with electricity. The contract calls for
a minimum of 133 horse-power at a rate
of $50.00 per h. p. If the city uses
more than this amount the same rate
obtains up to an additional peak-load of
50 h. p.when a new minimum of 133 h.
p. is established provided the addi-~
tional amount be used for three days
consecutively. The days under this
contract are for twenty-four hours and
seven days in the week. The city, it is
understood, will sublet power to the
amount of three h. p. and under while
the Power Company will be permitted
to make contracts for supplies greater
than this. The city plant is a very
valuable piece of property and will b<
kept in reserve for emergency.
In speaking of the contract, Mayor
Babb stated that the council had con
sidered the matter very carefully and
were ccr-^inced that the new arrange
ment would be a considerable economy
to the city; he stated also that Mr,
Dial, president of the Power Company,
had made three propositions to the
council, one of which was to furnish
the power for 10 per cent, less than the
present cost amounted to, but that the
contract agreed upon was even cheaper
than that. Mr. Babb seemed very
much pleased with the outcome of the
Mr. Dial stated that the construction
work would be pushed with all possible
speed and that within three months it.
would be completed. The transformers
were ordered this week. Mr. Dial *
stated that the city of Laurens bad a
better contract than most cities whose
rates he had looked into with the ex
ception of Greenwood. In contracts of
this kind when the supply is for all day
(24 hours) the rate is very high in com
parison to the 10 hour supplies in larger
bulks. Mr. Dial stated that the Power
Company had tentative contracts to
furnish power for several large plants "
of various kinds in Laurens.
PIEDMONT MILL SITUATION.
Closing of Yarn Plants Would not Cause
Closing of Cloth Mills.
Spartanburg, April 18. -Special :
Should the hard spinners close down
their plants for a period of sixty days
it will not necessarily follow that the
cloth manufacturers will close down
their mills. However, should the yarn
mills shut down it is more than likely
that some of tho cloth mills may close
down for the same reason. The clos
ing down of the cloth mills is a matter
to be determined by the owners of each
A well known cotton mill president
in speaking to-day of the cotton mill
situation in the up-country, stated that,
if the hard yarn spinners closedown be
cause of the high cost of production
and the small demand for goods, tho
same may lead to the closing down of
some of the cloth mills. He saiH
iL would ho much easier for the small
mills to close down than the larger
mills. Should the large mills close
down it would be a difficult matter for
them to reorganize thoir help, while a
small mill could close down, and ..when
ready to resume operations could easily
get together three or four hundred op
There doesn't seem to beany likeli
hood of the mills that have orders
ahead closing down their plants.
That tho cotton mills in this section
aro confronted with a serious problern
there can be no doubt. Many of them
are manufacturing cloth and piling up
goods in their warehouses rather than
sell at the present prices.
Those who have orders to All are
making cloth on prices based at seven
and one-half cents cotton.?News &
OUR SPPXIAL NOTICES.
N0TICK OF TRESPASS All per
sons are horeby forbidden to hunt. 01
otherwiso trespass upon my lands. Ai
I person caught so doing will be pUnisI ed
I to the full extent of the law. Albei '
FOR SALE Improved King Cot i >n
Seed. Makes line staple. Try a lot.
j For prico or other information npplv t<>
E. A. Hamilton, R. F. D. 3, 'Phone 70,
Laurens, S. C. 37-21
NOTICE - All persons are hereby f<
bidden to employ one Hammett Woe
and ono Daisy Woody, they both bei
under labor contract with the und
signed. E. T. Shell. 37 I
NOTICE. -I have a full stock of Dr.
Hess' Cattle and Condition Powder
Put your stock in good shape. Nov. i
the time to use Dr. Hess' Lice niv'
Mlto Killer. Nothing doing when thi
is used. M. H. Fowler. 38-H
NOTICE.?Take your sewing to Mi>
Harper, who is a dressmaker, and feel
sure she can please you. Call at once
and see her if possible. Residence on
South Harper street, Laurens, S. <
FOR SALE. Christopher Cotton
Seed, 100 bushels at 10c per hut hel
Apply to L. S. Bolt, Rfd 6, Laurens,
s. C. ?J-u
MONEY TO LOAN. ? Small amoij
on short terms. Call on us for part]
lars. Rader Co., office next to Exi
office, Laurens, S. C.