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DECORATION DAY AT
CLINTON ON FRIDAY
Memorial Exercises to be held Under the
Auspices of Stephen D. Lee Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy.
The public is invited to meet with the
Stephen I). Lee Chapter of the U. D.
C. in observing memorial exercises at
the Presbyterian cemetery in Clinton
Friday, May 8th. The procession will
form on the public square promptly at
2 o'clock and march to the cemetery in
the following order:
Sons of Veterans.
Miss Perry's School.
1. Prayer at cemetery. Rev. Hooten.
2. Stating object of occasion, etc.
Rev. C. L. Fowler.
Decoration of graves by marshals
4. Song -"Star Spangled Banner."
5. Prayer?Rev. Hodges.
? >. Address?Rev. McCain.
7. Presentation of Crosses of Honor.
5?. Reading "Our Dead. "
10. Memorial remarks Dr. Bean.
11. Roll call-Dr. Shands.
12. Song?"Tenting on the Old Camp
P5. Prayer-Rev. J. F. Jacobs.
Dinner will be served at the city hall
at 12 o'clock to the veterans of the R.
S. Owens Camp, all visiting veterans
and the members of the "Mace L?ng
Demonstration Work SuccesfuL
Mr. J. M. Jenkins, District agent of
the Farmers' Co-Operative Demonstra
tion Work, in speaking of his work this
morning, said that they now had over
a hundred farmers in Laurens county
who were doing this demonstration
work and that already the good effects
of it were visible. These farmers have
certain plots of land that are being cul
tivated according to the government
plan and under the direction of the de
monstration department; these they are
working faithfully, but that is not all,
they are trying on their other grounds
and by their own methods to outdo the
government plan, thus arousing a
wholesome competition, and rivalry
with themselves. Mr. Jenkins is high
ly pleased with the result of his work
thus far, and is hoping for vastly bet
ter conditions for the farmers in the
In another column is an article hand
ed us by Mr. Jenkins that will be of
special interest to the farmers.
In Aleatory of a Child.
l oving tribute to the memory of little
Sarah Thayer, only daughter of Rev.
W. E. Thayer, of the First. Baptist
church, of Laurens:
On t he 17th of April, 1008, as the sun
had rolled behind the great western
hills and the stars as lovely diamonds
lighting up the whole canopy of heaven
the sweet little spirit of Sarah Thayer
slipped noiselessly away from under the
tears and kisses of father, mother and
loved ones and rode on the first bright
ray that leaped from the home of her
earthly parents and with a great convoy
of angels was borne through the streets
lo the lovely beyond. I could almost
see in my finite vision the tears rolling
down the cheeks of the angels as they
stood around the threshold awaiting the
entrance of her pure little spirit as
they heard the dear mother and father
pleading for their child in words char
acteristic of parents' love, 'begging
God to spare their only child. It is said
(here are no tears in heaven, but Jesus
wept on one occasion, and I believe that
as His infinite love swept from heaven
(o (he bedside of little Sarah, as He
heard the cry of the mother and loved
ones, He must have wept again. But
Cod knew best. He had a mission for
her to fill. So, early in the twilight, as
the beautiful bud was sparkling with
?low He plucked it and pinned it on His
bosom with a bright, beautiful star.
And as she is leaving this world she is
saying to loved 'ones;
" Then nestle your hand in your father's,
And sing, if you can, as you go:
Your song may cheer some one behind
whose courage is sinking low;
And, well, if your lips do quiver,
God will love you better so."
MRS. E. C. WATSON.
Laurens, S. C.
Mr. Reed Miller.
Among the many artists engaged to
sing at the Spartanburg festival was
Mr. Reed Miller, of Anderson county.
Mr. Miller is well known here, having
made (his his home for a time and hav
ing at one time sung in the choir of the
First Baptist church here.
The following words of praise by one
of the music critics will be read with in
torest by many of the Lauren,: people
who know Mr. Miller:
"Reed Miller, tenor, native of Ander
son, v/as greeted with a burst, of ap
iplause. It was his first ap|u?arance in
Spartanburg and his beautiful tenor
voice simply charmed the vast audience
of people. The enthusiastic encores he
received was the best evidence of the
impression he made on the music
LOCAL AMD PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. Jas. V. Copeland spent Sunday
Mr. A. A. Garlington, of Shiloh, was
in the city Monday.
Mr. J. C. Anderson, of Gray Court,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. J. P, Cash, of Newberry, was a
visitor in Laurons Saturday.
Mr. J. Ross Dor roh was among the
visitors in Laurens Monday.
Mrs. 11. R. Ilix is spending awhile
with relatives in Greenville.
, Mrs. M. L. Copeland was in Spartan
burg last week at the festival.
Miss Jane Purdy, of Sumter, is visit
ing Miss Mamie Kate lludgens.
Mr. F. K. Spratt went to Spartan
burg for Artists' night at the festival.
Mrs. James II. Shelley, of Wilming
ton, N. C, is visiting relatives in the
The hour for Saturday's memorial
exercises is 10.MO a. m. at the opera
Mr. F. R. Martin, of Gray Court,
was in the city Wednesday and called
at this office.
Major E. M. Blythe, of the Green
ville bar, was in the city Friday on le
Mr. M. 'P. Simpson, of Cross Mill,
was here as a delegate to county con
Mr. and Mrs. William Gilder, of New
York, are visiting their daughter, Mrs.
E. P. Minter.
Miss Lyn Smith went to Union Satur
day to spend Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Smith.
Mr. C. R. Wallace, who is at the
head of the new bank at Gray Court,
was in Laurons Wednesday.
The tent meetings of the Christian
Crusaders commenced Friday night. A
large audience was present.
Mr. E. II. Schirmer, of Charleston,
was in Laurens Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Schirmer is weil known and has
many friends here.
Judge (ico. W. Gage went to Green
ville Saturday and spent Sunday there,
returning for the second week of court
Mr. Jas. C. Shopard, formerly of the
Gastonia News, is in the city visiting
his sister, Mis. .1. N. Richardson, and
his aunt, Mrs. II. Terry.
Col. W. W. Hall, of Charleston, ar
rived in Laurens fromSparlanburg Fri
day at noon and spent until Saturday
with his mother, Mrs. B. W. Ball.
Editors Joel S. Bailey and Ceo. W.
Gardner, Jr., of the Greenwood papers,
the Index and Journal, respectively,
were in the city Saturday, returning
from the music festival.
Col. W. W. hall returned Saturday
to Charleston accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Katherine, and her
friend, Miss Carla Sloan, who have
been spending a few weeks here.
Laurens is entitled to two delegate's
to the Federation of Women's Chilis,
commencing today in Greenville, Mrs.
T. D. Darlington and Mrs. C. C. Foath
erstone. However, only Mrs. Feather
stone was able to attend.
See our line of Lawn Swings, Ham
mocks, Settees, Lawn and Porch Chairs
and Kockers in different designs and
colors at money saving prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Central Academy Commencement.
Central Academy, at Littleton, N.C.,
closes on May 12th with tho exercises
as scheduled below. This academy has
had a nourishing year and is among the
best high schools in the country. THE
ADVERTISER acknowledges receipt of
an invitation to attend the exercises.
The present scholastic year will close
on the 12th of May with the following
Saturday evening. May 9th, a recep
tion will be given by the students at the
On Sunday morning, May 10th, the
annual sermon will be preached in the
auditorium of the M. E. church by Rev.
R. C. Craven, of Henderson, N. C.
On Monday morning. May 11th, Dr.
W. I. Cranford, professor of philosophy
at Trinity College., will deliver tly an
nual address in the college auditorium.
Monday evening at 8 o'clock there
will be a declamation contort in the
town hall for a gold medal <--> be given
to the most successful speaker,
On Tuesday, May 12th, there will be
held in the Open air on the Centra!
Academy campus an all day farmers'
Dots from Rahun.
Rabun, May 4. Last fourth Sunday
this Community was the scene of a very
severe and washing rain accompanied
by wind and in some parts it is re
ported that it hailed. The land is so
packed by the rain and dry winds that
have followed that many of the farmers
are having to plant over.
During the past week there were two
frosts which killed much of the grow
ing vegetation. It also destroyed the
young cotton of all who had worked it
out but did not injure that which had
never been plowed or hoed.
The gardens are very promising this
time. The cabbage, beans, peas, etc.,
are growing fast and will soon be ready
to prepare for tho table.
Regular services were held at Rabun
Saturday and Sunday, the services be
ing conducted by Mr. Watson, the pas
tor. Al| who were present Sunday
heard a good and touching sermon from
the text, ''God bo loved the world."
From these words Mr. Watson showed
the unbounded lovoof Cod; that though
God hated sin yet He loved the sinner.
Mr. Andrew Sweeney, who has been
quite sick for awhile, is no better.
EDEN SCHOOL CLOSES.
Interesting Programme of Exerci6es?Very
Eden school, taught by Miss Lillie
Armstrong, closed last Friday, May 1st.
Exercises were held at school house
Friday afternoon, beginning at 2.30
Mr. C. A. Babb, member of board of
trustees, acted a?masterof ceremonies.
First, song by the school.
Next, an addross by R. W. Nash,
county superintendent of education.
Refreshments, consisting of cake and
ice cream, were then served to the en
tire crowd and balance of the afternoon
was spent in a social way
Nearly all patrons and friends were
present and the occasion was a delight
Hell at Chicamauga.
A number of Confederate prisoners,
during the Civil War, were detained at |
one of the Western military posts un
der conditions much less unpleasant than
those to be found in the ordinary mili
tary prison. Most of them appreciated
their comparatively good fortune. One j
young fellow, though, could not be
reconciled to association with Yankees |
under any circumstances, and took ad
vantage of every opi>ortunity to ex
press his feelings. He was continually
rubbing it in about the battle of Chick
amauga, which had just been fought
with such disastrous results for thej
"Maybe we didn't eat you up at I
Chiekamauga!" was the way he gen-|
erally greeted a bluecoat.
The Union men, when they could
stand it no longer, reported the matter I
to General Grant. Grant summoned |
"See here," said Grant, "I under
stand that you are continually insulting
the men here with references to the
battle of Chiekamauga. They have
borne with you long enough, and I'm
going to give you your choice of twoj
things. You wili either take the oath
of allegiance to the United States or
be sent to a Northern prison. Choose."
The prisoner was silent for some time.
"Well," he said at last, in a resigned
tone, "I reckon, General, I'll take the
The oath was duly administered.
Turning to Grant, the fellow then
asked, v?ry penitently, if he might
"Yes," said Grant, indifferently.
.'What is it?"
"Why, I was justthinkin', General,"
he drawled, "they certainly did give us
hell at Chiekamauga."- -Everybody's.
A Better Job.
A father, whose looks are not such as
to warrant the breaking up of all exist
ing statues of Apollo, tells this on him
"My little girl was sitting on my lap
facing a mirror. After gazing intently
at her reflection for some minutes she
said: 'Papa, did God make you?'
" 'Certainly, my dear,' I told her.
" 'And did He make me, too?' ?tak
ing another look in the mirror.
" 'Certainly, dear. What makes you
" 'Oh, I don't know. Seems to me
He's doin' better work lately.'"
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
FOR SALE Twenty-five bushels of
pure Crosland Cotton Seed bought this
year direct from Charles Crosland, the
originator. A. W. Teague, Laurens. 1
UNKNOWN PEAS. I have a lot of
the famous Unknown Peas left that I
will sell close. Call and see me. M.
II. Fowler, Laurens, S. C. 40-It
BABY CARRIAGE TIRES I am
now prepared to put new tires on baby
carriages and go-carts. New lot tires
just received. W. P. Iludgens, Lau
rens, S. C. 40-It
COW PEAS: In order to move them
quick I have a lot of good sound (May
and Unknown Peas going at $2.50 per
It J. H. Sullivan.
FOR SALE or exchange for Laurens
city property, 82 acre farm one mile
from Seneca depot, Oconeecounty suit
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W. F. Strickland,
40-H Seneca, S. C.
FOR SALE- Pure King Cotton Seed.
Apply at Hunter & Co. store or to E.
A. Hamilton, R. F. D. 3, Laurens. It
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every few days. We buy in round lots
and can sell you at lower prices than
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MAKE YOUR HAY and Sorghum
at home I have a lot of Early Amber
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It J. H. Sullivan.
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