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S. S. INSTITUTE
Exercises Will Begin at 10:30 a. in., at
First Baptist Church?Two
The first annual meeting of the Lau
rens County Baptist Sunday School In
stitute will be held with the First
Baptist church here tomorrow and Fri
day. The exercises will open tomorrow
morning at 10:110 with devotional ser
vices, led by Rev. William E. Thayer,
pastor of the First church. Each Bap
tist Sabbath School in the Laarens As -
sociation is expected to send delegates
who will be entertained by the people
The programme for both days fol
Thursday Morning, May 21st.
10:80 Devotional service, led by Pas
tor W. E. Thayer.
Enrollment of delegates.
Report of executive committee.
11:00?Methods of increasing the at
tendance in Sunday schools. Supt. C.
II. Roper, Rev. J. A. Martin.
12:00?Institute work, Secretary J.D.
1:00 - Intermission.
.1:00--Teachers, their qualifications,
duties and opportunities. Rev, W. E.
Thayer, Rev. Gco. M. Sexton.
'1:00?Institute work. Secretary J.
8 :.'}0- Evangelistic spirit in the Sun
day school work. Rev. E. C. Watson,
Supt. Frank L. Bramlett.
Friday Morning, May 22nd.
10:00?Devotional service, led by Rev.
C. VV. Salter.
10:15--Verbal reports from the schools
by the delegates.
11:00-Need and Method of Bible
study in the school and home. Rev. C.
L, Fowler, Dr. J. O. Martin.
12:00--Institute work. Secretary J.
3:00-Reciprocal relation of a church
and Sunday school. Supt. W.H.Drum
mond, Rev. W. D. Hammett.
.'L'50?Question box. Secretary J. D.
Annual election of officers.
Homes Assigned Delegates.
The representatives to the Institute
from the different Sunday schools have
been assigned homes as follows:
Reaverdam?C. B. Bobo.
Reilview - L. S. Fuller.
Bethabara?T. J. Duckett.
Boulah-J. II. Nash.
Chestnut Ridge?A. J. Christopher.
Clinton, First?G. S.McCravy.
Clinton, Second?J. A. Armstrong.
Cross Hill?D. C. Barksdale.
Durbin?J. C. Owings.
Friendship M. II. Fowler.
Harmony- C. A. Power.
Highland Home -Mrs. T. N. Barks
Hollv Grove?W. D. Barksdale.
Lanford?J. Willie Henderson.
Laurens, Second C. H. Roper.
Mountville?W. B. Bramlett.
Mt. Gallagher.O. B. Simmons.
Mt. Olive?John M. Hudgens.
Mt. Pleasant?M. II. Fowler.
Princeton ? R. A. Cooper.
Poplar Springs- L. S. Fuller.
Prospect?J. S. Machen.
Rabun?J. S. Bennett.
Union ?W. P. Thomason, Jr.
Watts* Mill C. H. Roper.
Warrior Creek M. L. Roper.
Waterloo? D. A. Davis.
L?ngsten- -C. B. Bobo.
For a burn or scald apply Chamber
lain's Salve. It will allay the pain al
most instantly and quickly heal the in
jured parts. For sale by Laurens Drug
Union Church, Formerly "Quaker."
In the following letter to the Baptist
Courier Mr. Thos. II. Hurts writes in
terestingly of an historic church :
"1 write you a few dots from our
church, Union, in the Laurens Associa
tion, ten miles west of Laurens court
house. As you will see by the name
"Union," it must have gotten the
name from old times, when one church
house served the purpose of more than
one denomination, the; Baptists, Metho
dists, Presbyterians and Quakers used
the same house, hence the name Union.
We had as our pastor last year the la
mented Bro. D. A. Swindler. He did
good and faithful work for us. I trust
the seed sown by him may yet bring
forth much and lasting good, and honor
to the Master. On account of distance,
Bro. Swindler gave up our church to
accept work nearer his home. We called
the beloved W. I). Hammett for our
pastor and he entered upon his work
last .January. He is a faithful and con
secrated man of God. We have good
attendance and I feel that great things
aro just ahead for us. At our last con
ference the church took high ground in
favor of temperance and prohibition
against the use of liquor as a beverage
and its sale legal or illegal, by private
individuals or corporations, and we
went on record in the following resolu
" 'That it is the duty of every church
mcvnhcr to abstain from its use and
lake his stand for total prohibition.
"That it is the dutv of every member
of this church to vote against the traffic
and sale of the same whenever an op
portunity is afforded.'
"I believe the time has come when
Christian people must take a decided
.stand for the right, have convictions
and stand by them.
"I hope to let you hear fron? us later
an. T. H. BURTS."
The Dentist Now, open wide your
tmouth and I won't hurt you a bit.
The Patient (after the extraetion)
Doctor, I know what Ananias did for a
living now.- Home Herald, Chicago.
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. G. A. Browning was in the eity
Mrs. H. B. Hix has returned from a
visit to relatives in Greenville.
Mr. W. S. Monteith, of Cole Point,
was in the city Friday.
Mr. E. R. Philipps, of Fountain Inn,
was among the visitors on Friday.
Mr. T. J. Coleman, of Mountville,
was in the city on business l:\st Thurs
Miss Janie Murray, of Columbia, ar
rived in the city Monday and is visiting
Mrs. F. P. McGowan.
Misses Jane Purdy and Nannie Kate
Hudgens left Wednesday for Honea
Path to visit relatives of Miss Hudgens.
Miss Corrinne Martin, of Spartan
burg, is the guest this week of Mrs. F.
Mrs. James Hairston, after a visit to
her mother, Mrs. Mattie Bray, left
Friday for Atlanta.
Mr. L. D, Henderson, one of Water
loo's good citizens, was in Laurens
Mrs. Warren Bolt, with her children,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. N.
Thompson, in Abbeville.
Mr. and Mrs. ISdgar Owen-;, of Clin
ton, spent Thursday with the family of
Mr. W. H. Gilkerson.
Mr. J. M. Sumerel, of Gray Court,
was in Laurens Friday. Mr. Sumerel
has been solicited to make the race for
supervisor, but. has not yet decided.
Mr. J. L. M. Irby, of this city, after
completing a course in civil engineer
ing, has opened an office here for the
practice of his profession.
Col. R. N. Cuningham, of Rosemont,
was a visitor in the city Thursday.
Col. Cuningham has numerous friends
here who are always delighted to see
Capt. John W. Lanford, id' Lanford,
was in Laurens Thursday. Capt. Lan
ford has been spoken of as a candidate
for the legislature, but as yet be has
made no announcement. II?' was here
Thursday ar inging the school bonds
recently iss.. bv tho Lanford school.
Dr. I. Sc: , Mayor C. M. Babb,
Messrs. R. u. Valker, Willie Switzer,
C. W. Cooper, T. G. Traynbam and
J. L. M. Irby went to Greenville
Thursday afternoon to witness a ball
game between Greensboro and the
"Mountain City" team.
The Responsibility of Church Members.
The action of the First Baptist church
of Laurens in holding its members to
account should they vote for a dispen
sary is sure to have a good effect. It
proves that there is one church, at
least, that has not thrown discipline
overboard and cut out the lines which
separate it from the world. A church
should be. composed of men and women
who have been called out of the world
and formed into a distinct and separate
body. The very word church means
called out. They are to be a peculiar
people, zealous of good works and
eschew evil of all kinds. Nay, more,
they are to live and walk orderly. The
word of God commands the churches to
withdraw fellowship from every brother
that walketb disorderly.
Liquor selling is wrong. No church
will retain in its fellowship tho man
who sells the stud', then, why should it
fail to discipline the members who make
its sale possible? The one is a:^ guilty
as the other.
A writer in the Biblical Recorder last
week uses these significant words in
pressing home the guilt of the man who
votes for the sah; of liquor:
"The time will come when our selling
licenses for the sale of intoxicants will
be looked upon with tho rame horror
with which we regard Tot/el's selling
pardons for crimes to bo committed in
Sam Jones once held up his hand and
said: "Let us suppose this hand repre
sents the liquor evil. We will call the
lirst finger the man who makes the
liquor; the second, tho man who sells
it; the third, the man who furnishes
the house for its sale; the fourth, the
man who votes for tho license for its
sale; the fifth, tho man who drinks the
liquor and tills a drunkard's gravi-.
When these live shall stand before the
Judgment Seat bow will tin Lord sep
arate; them?" Surely those first four
are equally guilty in furnishing the
drink that sends the last to a drunk
ard's grave. Friends, will you be one
of those four'.' Remember that Cod
says: "Woe unto him that giveth his
neighbor drink." (Ilab. L': 1(>).
People will never cease to vote for
thesaleof liquor until it Is made dis
reputable to vote for it. The action of
the church at Laurens will go a long
ways toward making it disreputable,
especially if other churches shall fol
low its example.
The men who have voted for the sale
of liquor in South Carolina are parties
to the crime which has resulted from
its sale. Upon their bands is the blood
of their fellowinen. There is no get
ting'around this fact. The disgrace
and shame brought upon our State by
the dispensary lies at t he doors of the
professed Christians of South Carolina.
We are glad thai the Laurens church
and its pastor, Rev. W. E. Thayer,
have taken the stand they have. It
moans great spiritual growth and pros
perity for that church. Tho world will
not point, the linger of scorn at it, but
in iLs heart of hearts commend and ap
prove ifs course. Above all, tho God
of heaven will keep the church and pas
tor and bestow his approving smile.
BIRDS AS THEY SLEEP.
fiuail Form a Dense Circle With All
Heads Fftclng Out.
Tho nightcap preparations of the
chubby little quail arc very interesting.
Kuril evening the covey forms in a now
place, and this selection of the spot
entails serious efforts. Bobwhlto nev
er quite loses remembrance of the
mnny dangers which make his life in a
wild stato ouo great fear. A white
throated malo with soft clucks calls
together a dozen of his comrades, and
for a few minutes they all huddle to
gether, but soon from tho farther end
of the aviary a clonr "Whew-bobwhitel"
rings out, and off scurry the whole
band, this time perhaps to settle for
the night In the new place?a dense
circle of little forms, heads all facing
out, just as In their native stubble they
rest facing in every direction, so that
at tho first hint of danger from any
point of the compass tho covey may
explode and go booming off in safety.
Poor little fellows, their wild life 1?
strenuous indeed I Well for their race
that every nest holds from ten to eight
een eggs instead of three or four!
Tho woodpeckers sleep resting upon
their tails, even the flickers invariably
following this custom, although timing
tho day the flickers spend much of
their time perching in passerine man
ner, crosswise upon a twig. Small
birds, such'ns thrushes and warblers,
sleep usually upon some small twig,
with heads tucked behind wings In
orthodox bird fashion, but they occa
sionally vary this in a remarkable way
by clinging all night to the vertical
wires of their cages, sleeping apparent
ly as soundly in this as in the usual
position of rest. A bluebird In a small
cage ulept thus about one or two nights
out of each week. Any explanation of
this voluntary and widespread habit
among perching birds would be difficult
The little hanging parrakeets derive
their name from their custom of sleep
ing always in a reversed position, and
when distributed over their roosting
tree they resemble r.ome strange, pend
ant, green fruit rather than sleeping
THE BLUE JAY.
Why Should He Be Selected as Sand
Bearer to Satan?
It is said and believed by many that
nil the blue jays disappear every Fri
day, and not one cnn bo seen until the
next day, and this disappearance is ac
counted for by the statement that the
birds are under a compact with Satan
and that they devote each Friday to
delivering him a supply of sand to
heat his caldron at the point of tor
Hut why should the bine jay be select
ed as sand bearer to Satan when there
are ^o many birds of stronger and
fleeter wing? There are many super
stitions that have a reasoning basis,
but this particular one has nothing
whatever to go on.
Tho origin of it Mea in the fact that
the blue Jay la a most particular home
builder. Ho knows how *o build his
house, and he takes a great pride in it.
He doesn't hang his nest to a timh nor
glue It to a tree.
Instead he selects a substantial fork
or crotch of a limb, lays down a few
twigs of goodly slae and strength, and
on these he superimposes a strong
foundation of clay, with layers of pa
pers between, and when his nest Is fin
ished it is as substantial in proportion
as one of our modern steel structures.
Thus fitted and finished, It Is admi
rably adapted to the rearing of a
strong and healthy brood, and the blue
jay goes about his business with tho
earnest energy that characterizes all
He raises his young and leads them
about from tree to tree and from bus'
to bush until they have fried ana
found their wings, ond then, his re
sponsibilities being over, he proceeds
with his career of gayety, a veritable
practitioner of rough fan and stage
humor.?Uncle Homos' Magaalnn.
Pounds and Weights.
Here is a question that will tax the
arithmetical powers of a youth. Sup
pose that for some reason or another
a shopkeeper who sold goods by
pounds and half pounds, but never In
quantities exceeding twenty pounds' at
a time, was told that he must transact
all this business with four weights
only, what must theso four weights
be? The answer Is half pound, one and
a half pound, four and a half pound
and thirteen and a half pound. Wtth
1 these it will be readily seen that any
weight from half a pound to twenty
pounds may be determined in pounds
and half pounds.?Gateway Magazine.
The Rev. Dr. C. M. Lamson, once
president of the American board of for
eign missions, was called as a pastor
over a parish and was undergoing ex
amination before a council when tho
question was asked htm, "Do you be
lieve In a hell?"
The retiring clergyman of the parish
sat beside him and, giving him a nudge,
said: "Toll them yes. If you don't now
you will beforo you hove been here six
m on t hs."--Argonau t
Just the Other Way.
Fortune Teller?Beware of a short,
dark woman with a fierce eye. She Is
waiting to glvo you a check. Visitor
(despairingly)?No, she ain't. She's
waiting to got one from me. That's
my wife.?Baltimore American.
"Pa,M said Freddy, "wha? Is a social
"Generally speaking," replied pa. "if?
a place whero they weigh money."?
Advising Is easier than helpUg . -
Fine Reed Rockers
Extra Large Size
Seat 19 inches wide, 18 inches deep, Back 27
inches high, two 4-in. Woven Braces in back,
frame reinforced and braced, making it very strong,
made of Best India Cane. ?
A Regular $4.00 Value
That we will offer for a short time at the extremely
low price of
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Reflections of a Bachelor.
A man believes what be lias to, a
woman what she wants to.
The reason a woman loves a man is
there's no reason for it.
One trouble about morals is they al
ways keep getting in the way of your
having a good time.
A woman likes to keep accounts -<i
the house expenditures so she will
never know what, it costs.
Painl Rcadj for Use.
L. &. M. PURE PAINT semi-mixed
is sold for $1.G"> por gallon. Linseed oil
is sold from the barrel for 60 cents a
gallon. Buy 4 gallons L. & M. PURE
PAINT and mix with it '.'> gallons lin
seed oil, and you then make 7 gallons
of paint at. a cost of only $1.20 per gal
lon. Done in 2 minutes.
L. & M. Paint Agents:
.1. IL & M. L. Nash. Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. ll-'-t
J. L. M. IRBY
CIV I I> EN' 111 v V K V,
Office over I.aureus Drug Co.
Winthrop College Scholarship and En
'"examination for the award of va
cant . holarships in Wintorop Collogo
and ti the admission of new students
wih be held at tho County Courl Hou e
on FRIDAY, JULY 3 al '.' a. in. Ap
plicants must not In- less than fifteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July X, they w ill be award
ed to those making the highest average
at this examination, provided they in< <".
the conditions governing the award.
Applicants for scholarships should write
to President Johnson before tho exam
ination for Scholarship oxatnilUition
Scholarships are worth $100 ami free
tuition. The next session will 01)01
September 16, 1908. For further infor
mation ami catalogue, address
President I). R. JOHNSON,
39-tf Rock Hill, S. C.
You to See
New Veil Pins
and to know what values we
have to offer in this line.
These pins can be used on
the new style bows called the
Merry Widow Hows
or they can be used for Veil
Pins or Belt Pins or for any
Can bo accumulated by the average
person in four <>r live years l>y the sys
tematic saving and depositing i'i our
saving department of ihc money thai i
usually frittered away on flapd.Me
and fllubduh. Pour percent, interest,
too, wo pay Don't forget Hint.
Start, on your thousand now.
WE PAY ? PER CENT ON TIME
Laurens, S. C.
m.. ? \m
writes Mrs. E. Foumicr of Lake Charles, La., "1
used to suffer from headache, backaehe, side
pressing-down pains, and could hardly wa]
last 1 took Cardui, and now I feel good all 1
It Will Help Yon
Cardui is a medicine that has been Poi
upon the cause of most women's pains, f Lrengi
ing the weakened womanly organs, tliat suffer l>o
cause their work is too hard for them.
It is not a pain "killer," but a true female
remedy, composed of purely vegetable ingri
perfectly harmless and recommended Porall s
men, old or young, try?ardui. Women's Iioli f?
AT ALL DRUG- STORES
Cole Point Neu-.
Colo Point, May Mr. W. 8. Mon
tcith made a business visit to LftUrcnfl
Mr. and Mrs. Kdwin Milan were
RUOStfl of Mountville friends the first
of tho week.
Mr. C. S. Smith, of Abbeville, was
here on business Interests Saturday
Mr, W. C. Wuldrop, of Greenwood,
was hore for several days Uvil week,
loft Thursdaj for Auj; . La,
Our farmers have about in ho<
planting cotton. Vorj jKioi' lands 6f
corn is reported in souk
Mr. Marshall M. Smith ha i retinue I
to Anderson after a hl'iof busilV is Visit,
Dr. Bon .lone ., of ?Ire. ", has decided
to locate hero and will have Iiis ofl
over Smith & Wheeler's lore,