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Everything Conspired to Make Commence*
ment Week a Happy Occasion, Clos
ing Friday With a Picnic.
Mountville, May 19. ?Commencement
week has come and gone and every
thing was good. The weather was
ideal and the audiences were large and
attentive. Indeed, all favored a pleas
ant and successful occasion. This
closes the ninth session of the Mount
ville school under present management.
The people have been interested in the
work and the school has gradually but
steadily improved. Trustees and pat
rons have their hearts in the school be
cause they realize that their treasure
lies in the proper training of the chil
On Wednesday evening at the school
building Miss Adams' classes gave an
entertainment which was well attended
and did credit to the pupils.
The program consisted of the follow
ing plays: "The Women's Sewing Cir
cle," by four girls. "When the Cats
Are Away the Pats Will Play," by a
number of boys and girls. "Prof.
James' District School," by several
boys and girls. All the parts were ap
propriately assigned and well rendered.
Hut Master Watts Hudgens brought
down the house when he rendered a
recitation between plays in a snubbing,
crying, humorous manner.
On Friday morning at the Baptist
church an educational rally meeting
was held from 11 to 12.30 o'clock. Ad
dresses were delivered by Messrs. S. F.
Honey and C. C. Featherstone. Such
splendid addresses and literary treats
have seldom been enjoyed by the people
of Mountville and perhaps they were
never excelled here in depth of thought
and practical application. It is a com
mon remark that they were fine from
beginniug to end. Mr. Boney spoke of
"Higher Fducation and Moral Training
in the Schools." He is a new man in
the county and was well received here,
making a very favorable impression
on our people. His earnestness and
thoughtful consideration give promise
of becoming a useful citizen in our
county. Mr. Featherstone spoke of the
"Ideal in Life," and from beginning to
close of an hour's speech he held his
audience in extreme interest. In elo
quent and convincing terms did the
speaker portray and illustrate the ideal
life in the home, in the individual and
in the State. Both speakers placed
special emphasis upon the fact that
character building is the only true edu
cation and deplored the unfavorable
tendencies of the present day. The
Mountville school is to be congratulated
upon the selection of speakers for the
At 1 o'clock a sumptuous picnic din
ner was spread under the shadv oaks in
the park in which all present partici
pated to the satisfaction of the inner
man. The afternoon was given to so
cial enjoyment. Fverybody seemed to
have a good time. Mingled benefits
and pleasures combined to make the
occasion a happy one.
Watts Mill Defeated Laurens City Team.
At. the Watts mills park here Satur
day the Laurens city team went down
in defeat before the Watts mill aggre
gation to the tune of 5 to ?. The game
was very well played throughout, but
the Laurens bunch was clearly out
classed at every point and at no time
was tbere danger of them scoring.
Second was as far as they could push a
man and only one had this honor. This
is the second defeat they have suffered
at the hands of Watts this season. ,
Swygert's throwing to bases was very
good indeed, he cutting three men olf
at second and one at third, only one
man stealing on him. Prince, for Watts,
pitched his usual steady game, only five
hit.s being recorded off his delivery,
while eight men failed to connect with
his curves. It must be said also that
McCravy pitched masterfully for the
city, and had he had the proper support
the score would have no doubt been
closer. He struck out 11 of the Watts
mills sluggers and yielded only six scat
tered hits. Franks and Irby, the short
stops, were in the game from start to
finish, both handling with seeming ease
some very difficult chances at the short
field. Bonham in left field for Watts
did some fancy catching stunts, taking
everything that came his way. The
batting honors must go to Todd, an old
timer, who played first for the city.
He got three hits out of four times at
the bat and a base on balls, which gives
him a batting per cent, for the evening
Ft H E
Watts mills.G 6 1
City of Laurens.0 5 6
Batteries: Prince and Swygert; Mc
Cravy and Mills. Umpire, Mr. Cobb.
Entertained the Teachers.
Miss Laura Barkadale entertained the
other teachers of the City Graded
Schools Friday afternoon at her home
on Main street. Delicious refresh
ments were served.
Those present were : Misses Bessie
Peatross, IOmily Meng, Dorcas Calmes,
Eva Brownlee, Janic Colvin, Margaret
Hudginu, Camelia Kennedy, Bertha
Wells, Helene Goggaria, Bessie Byrd
and Willie Harris.
IMPRESSED WITH LAURENS' OROWTH.
Mr. Ravenel Returns from Business Visit
to Laurens and Tells of His
H. E. Ravenel has returned from a
business trip to Laurens. It has been
some time since ho visited Laurens and
he says he was greatly impressed with
the improvements that have been made
in recent years. He said there is life
and activity on all sides and that Lau
rens is one of the coming towns in the
In speaking of the improvements that
are being; made Mr. Ravenel said that
the city will pave the square with
vitrified brick and that it will be such a
tine paving that it will be used for
skating and moonlight dancing. New
residences he said arc going up in all
sections of the city and that a splendid
three-story building is being erected by
the bank of which N. B. Dial is presi
dent. The building he said will com
pare favorably with those in the large
cities. A handsome new school build
ing is also being erected.
The merchants of Laurens and the
business men generally are wide-awake
and are taking hold of everything that
is good for the town, said Mr. Ravenel.
He said he found business conditions
good and everybody seemed hopeful of
the future.?Sparlanburg Journal.
Everybody Pay Up.
A negro preacher, whose supply of
hominy and bacon was running low, de
cided to take radical steps to impress
upon his (lock the necessity of contrib
uting liberally to the church exchequer.
Accordingly, at the close of the sermon
he made an impressive pause and then
proceeded as follows:
"1 hab found it necessary, on account
ob de astringency ob do hard times and
de gineral deficiency ob de circulatin'
mejum in connection wid dis church, t'
interduce me new ottermatic c'llection
box. It is so arranged dat a half dol
lah or quahtah falls on a red plush
cushion widout noise; a nickel will ring
a small bell distinctly heard by de con
gregation, and a suspender button, ma
fellow-mawtels, will liah off a pistol;
so yo'will gov'n yo'selve accordin'ly.
Let de c'llection now p'oceed while I
take off my hat an' gib out a hymn."?
Good health is often a matter of tem
Indigestion is sometimes diagnosed as
The older we get the more we wel
come rain on a holiday.
The best bargains are always offered
just after you have spent the last avail
Better build castles in Spain for your
self than to dig pits for your neighbors
When a city man pushes a lawn
mower about a mile he thinks he has
done as much work as a harvest hand.
A lot of us would get out barefooted
and squash the mud up between our
toes if we were not afraid of the con
This is the season when a city man
will be as proud of a garden as big as a
blanket as a farmer is of 320 acres of
clean, growing crops.
We always feel sorry for a man when
we see him standing around and being
asked for advice when his wife is buy
ing a new spring bonnet. ?The Com
Senator Kliman Sails.
Boston, Mass., May 16.? Senator B.
R, Tillman, of South Carolina, sailed
for Europe today on the White Star
liner Canopic. The senator, who is ac
companied by his wife, is making the
trip for his health.
Before sailing Senator Tillman dis
cussed the political situation, express
ing the opinion that if Secretary Taft
receives the presidential nomination the
democrats will win.
Annual Mill Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Watts Cotton Mills will
be held at the office of the company to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, and that
of the Laurens Cotton Mills Company
at its offices next Tuesday, May 26.
Charged With Assault and Battery.
Will Weathers, a young white man,
was arrested Monday afternoon by
Deputy Sheriff Sullivan and two other
officers and committed to jail on a war
rant charging assault and battery with
intent to kill. It seems that Weathers
went on the war path early Monday
morning and after making an assault
with rocks on an elder member of his
wife's family he left declaring that he
expected to return and clean up the
"hill." The officers were notified of
Weathers' conduct and about 4 o'clock
he was run down between Laurens and
Clinton and arrested. He had a shot
gun with him, but offered no resist
You will always find here the largest
and best line of Agate, Blue, Grey and
Tinware, consisting of everything you
may need in your kitchen at prices that
you cannot buy the same quality of
goods at any otner place.
S. M. & E. Hi Wilkes A Co.
A FRONTIER MARKSMAN.
Wild Bill Hickok's Skill In Use of th?
Wild BUI nickok was tho first fron
tiersman who recognized tho impor
tance of proficiency Jn the use of tho
six shooter. This was the real secret
of his supremacy. He was an unerring
marksman and shot, as accurately un
der fire as when tiring at a mark, ap
parently taking no aim.
Proboi-'.y no man has ever equaled
him iu the llghtnlng-llke rapidity with
which ho could draw a weapon in time
of emergency and in the thorough self
possession that made It possible for
him to take advantage of every oppor
tunity In savage conflict. lie had a
standing order to his deputies that
they should not rush In on him in any
of his affrays and especially should
not come quickly up in the rear.
By forgetting this a man named Wil
liams met his deatli at Abilene, lltckok
taking him for an enemy and Dring so
rapidly that it left no opportunity for
recognition. He readily killed a wild
goose across the Smoky Hill with his
revolver. Hiding at bis horse's highest
speed, he fired shot after shot into a
tin can or a post a few rods distant.
Standing at one telegraph pole, ho
would swing rapidly on his heel and
fire a pistol ball Into the next telegraph
pole. These were some of the simpler
feats he i formed day after day on
the street u ?ttlo little wagers. He
could shoo hole through a silver
dime at lift, i .ices and could drive the
cork through tho neck of a bottle at
thirty puces and knock out the bottom
without breaking tin; neck. IIo could
do what the fancy shots of the present
day do, and possibly some of them
equal him as marksman with a re
volver, but It must be remembered that
he was the first to acquire the skill,
and tho so called crack shots of bis
day were poor imitations at best, al
though most of them boasted of their
He shot just as well with others
shooting at him and tit a man as stead
ily as at any other target. There were
certain traits of his character, however,
that were almost womanly. He was
fond of children, aud they liked him.
He declined to quarrel with tho peace
ful settlers of the community, the busi
ness men, on any provocation. There
was no foolhardy bravado about him.
?Denver Field and Farm.
CONJURED A TREATY.
How Houdin, the Magician, Awod the
Arabs Into Submission.
During the French conquest of Al
geria (1830-3) negotiations for peace
were entered upon with the sheiks of
certain Arab tribes, and a meeting for
the settlement of terms was arranged
to take place at the French headquar
ters. The French officers received
their guests with great hospitality, and
aftor the banquet given in their honor,
at which the utmost splendor was em
ployed In order to dazzle their eyes
and captivate their simple minds, an
adjournment was made to a large ball,
where M. Houdin, the celebrated con
jurer, who had accompanied the French
forces, gave an exhibition of his skill.
They stared In open mouthed wonder
at all tho tricks that were performed,
and a feeling of awe crept over them
as they witnessed the mysterious ap
pearance aud disappearance of various
objects. But what appeared to them
most marvelous was tho apparent
manufacture of cannon balls. M. Hou
din passed round among them a high
hat, which they examined very care
fully, but without suspecting anything
unusual in either its make or its ap
pearance. When the hat was returned
to him the conjurer placed it on tho
floor in the middle of the stage In full
view of his audience. He then proceed
ed to take from the bat cannon balls
apparently without number and rolled
them across the floor into tho wings.
With this the performance terminated.
The chiefs then consulted among
themselves and came to the conclusion
that it was useless to offer any opposi
tion to an army that could turn out its
ammunition in so easy a manner.
They therefore signed the required
treaty ft id departed to tell their friends
In the lesect of the wonderful power
of the invaders.
Wanted to See Too.
Farmer Aseed and his wife came tip
to London to go to one of the theaters.
They saw a great many men go out
after the ilrat act, In which a man had
She?Henry, where are you going?
He? Look here, Sairey. I've stood
this as long as I can. I'm going out
llko tho rest of 'em to see how that fel
low is getting on who was shot. Tho
poor wretch may be dead by this time,
and if he is this ain't no i/nco for us.
From On* Walk to Another.
"What would you do If you was ono
o* desc millionaires?" said Meandering
"I s'pose," answered Plodding Pete,
"dnt I'd get mesolf n golf outfit an*
walk fur pleasure Instead o' from ne
She Might Not Like It.
"Old man Pilklnson candidly admits
that his wife made hi in what ho Is."
"Yos. But I have noticed that he is
always careful to assure himself be
fore admitting It that she isn't pres
ent to put in n denial."?Judge.
"I believe I'll rock tho boat," de
clared the man in tho stern.
"Don't do It," odvLsed his companion.
"It might dlschargo this unloaded pis
tol I havo in my jeans."?Louisvlllo
Happ'uess is In doing tight from
right motives.?-Margaret of Navarre.
A Physician Says This Is One of the
Causes of Panics.
The pnnles that start in Wall street
often begin In the morbid financial
fears of overstrained brains?psychas
theuia. Psychastbenla makes panics,
writes Dr. Clarence Hughes in the
Alienist and Neurologist
"Wo once knew a mlud overburden
ed, brain overstrained man suddenly
conclude be was coming to want and
would not be able to pay his taxes
When bis income was $40,000 annual
ly, lie milked bis own cow, he bar
nessed bis own horse and cared for it
(sold the others), dismissed all hi*
servants and bis wife's and had in
somnia, but dually recovered complete
ly. Others with less income or moro
fall through brain overtax into the
same morbid way of feeling and think
"One kind of insanoid is a man
who under mental stress of any kind
acts as (bough be were insane, but has
not the disease of real insanity to ex
cuse his actions.
"Ho hovers on the verge, but does
not pass over into real mental aberra
tion as he appears to bo going. He
does and says such odd, unreasonable
and annoying things that bis friends
often wish he would pass Into genuine
insanity, so that he might be properly
and lawfully restrained or that he
might happily extinguish himself by
suicide. Sometimes he does commit
suicide or become really insane, and
we then know where to place him."
A LITTLE BIT BEHIND.
The Old Man Was Not Very Well
Posted on the News.
In the midst of the heated dissension
on points connected with certain his
torical sensations which their teacher
had sought to impress on them the two
grandchildren appealed to their grand
father, who sat musing and putting his
pipe in the corner, for support.
"Grandpa," cried the eager brother,
"who was it killed Caesar?Casslus or
Brutus? I say Casslus."
"Waal," replied the grandfather, sud
denly becoming grave and taking his
pipe from ids mouth, "it war one or
t'other. Let mo see. Yes, I guess
't\ ar lh' man you said."
"And sis says it was Marie Antoi
nette who got put to death In France,"
again cried the youth, triumphantly
glancing toward his sister, "but I say
it was Marj, queen of Scots."
"Now, you may be right there, too,"
ventured the involuntary vindicator
after fidgeting In his chair. "Como f
think of it, 'twar Mary, queen of Scots,
that war electrocuted in France."
At this the young girl's eyes flashed.
"Grandpa," declared she, stepping be
fore him and eying him sternly, "you
don't seem to know anything about it."
The old man's head went up as if
shocked. "Th* truth is, children," he
then admitted as he passed his free
hand over his head helplessly, "your
grandfather ain't read th' newspapers
very careful this week. I'm a lectio
mite behind."?Bohemian Magazine.
An Unwelcome Gratuity.
An American merchant bitterly op
posed to the custom of "tipping" public
servants for each Inconsequential serv
Ice was astonished to find the practice
in Europe more general than in Ameri
ca. While In London he had occasion
to employ a cab and upon being driven
to the desired destination drew forth
a handful of change, counted out the
exact fare and teudered it to Lhe
"Heg pardon, sir!" exclaimed the cab
by In a tone of injury. " 'Ow long 'avo
ye been saving up for thl<? 'oliday?"
Suppressing his annoyance at the
driver's effrontery, the tourist sought a
restaurant and upon receiving the din
ner (heck again tendered the exact
amount of his bill. The waiter bowed,
assisted his guest Into his coat, then,
selecting a bright new sixpence, of
fered it to Ids patron with:
"Beastly weather, sir! 'Ere's conch
The rat's sins are manifold. The
damage which he does in a year to
crops, cargoes, stores, granaries, poul
try and game, dairies and outhouses,
foundations, walls and drainage can
not be calculated exactly, but it must
bo enormous. He is ubiquitous. He
swarms in Heids, hedges, coverts, farm
yards, cellars, sewers, docks and ships.
He Is clever In getting out of difficul
ties, extremely courageous, ablo to
exist on almost any kind of food and
horribly prolific.?London Spectator.
The Retort Direct.
"Sec hero," cried the artist, who had
como to complain about tho materials
he had bought, "I can't lmaglno any
thing worse than your paints."
"That's strange," replied the dealer.
"Don't you over use your Imagination
mi your painting?"?Exchange.
"Wo wish, madam, to enlist your aid
In Influencing your husband for the
public good. He holds the key to a
very interesting situation and"?
"I don't see how I can be of any as
sistance to you. John never could find
n keyhole."?Houston Post
Teacher?Now, Tommy, if your fa
ther had twenty dozen eggs in Ida
store and found that eighteen of them
were bad, how much would he loseT
Tommy?Nothln'. You don't know pa.
The Mean Part.
Phil O. Sopher?Don't worry, old
man. Chickens always come home to
roost, you know. Discouraged Friend
Yes, after they have lnld their eggs
In Bomo other fellow's barn.?Judgo.
Better Than Medicine.
Breathe Hyomei's Tonic Healing and be
Cured of Catarrh.
Nature has a remedy for catarrh, a
treatment that is far better than doaing
the stomach with medicine and drugs.
It is the healing oils and balsams of
Hyomei which medicate the air you
breathe, reaching the most remote air |
cells in the nose, throat and lungs, kill
ing all catarrhal germs and restoring
health to the mucous membrane.
The use of Hyomei is like a curative
internal air bath, and has the same
healing and antiseptic effect as the air
where the pine forests give off their
fragrant and healing balsams.
Breathe the invigorating and healing^
Hyomei and see how quickly you will
get relief from catarrh. If It does not
help you there will not be a penny's ex
pense as Laurens Drug Co. agree to re
fund the money if it fails to cure. The
complete Hyomei outfit costs only $1.00.
Have you bought at Refrigerator, Ice
Cream I' reezer and Water Cooler yet?
If not, be sure to let us show you our
line before vou buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Death of a Child.
After a brief illness the 10-months'
old infant daughter of Mr. W. H. Jer
nigan, assistant chief of police, died
Saturday afternoon. The interment of
the little one took place Sunday morn
ing at the city cemetery, the burial
service being conducted by the Rev. Mr.
You can find here the largest and best |
line of Jardiniere and plain Flower Pots
in different sizes to select what you
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
The board of trustees of the Green
wood graded schools has raised the
salaries of all the teachers. The sal
ary of Prof. N. M. Salley, the superin
tendent, was raised from $1,200 to
$1,(500 and that of Prof. E. P. Allen
from $720 to $900; the increase in the
salaries of the other teachers ranged
from $2.50 to $5.00 per month.?Green
Don't buy before you see our line of
Lawn Swings, Hammocks, Settees and
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes &Co.
The State of South Carolina, County of
Laurens.?By O. G. Thompson, Es
quire, Probate Judge.
Whereas, L. C. Tribble, made suit
to me to grant him letters of ad
ministration,of the estate of and effects
of J. I Tribble.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said J. I. Tribble,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Laurens C. H., S. C., on the
2nd day of June, 1908, next, after pub
lication 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, 18th day
of May, Anno Domini 1908.
O. G. THOMPSON,
42-2t J. P. L. C.
It is a very serious matter to ask
for ono medicine and hare the
wrong one given you. For this
reason we urge you in buying
to be careful to get the genuine?
The reputation of this old, relia
ble medicine, for constipation, in
digestion and liver trouble, is firm
ly established. It doea not imitate
other medicines. It is better than
others, or it would not be the fa
vorite liver powder, with a larger
sale than all others combined.
SOLD IN TOWN tt
100 Town Lots and
75 Farms for sale on
We have several city lots to ex
change for farm property, see us
Anderson & Blakely
West Main St- LAURENS, S. C.
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^ Choice line Cigars *
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Consisting of House- 3g
hold Syringes, Foun- ^
tain Syringes, Bulb ;p
Syringes and Rubber
The Old Reliable.
I Of your Pennies and the
[Dollars will take care of
themselves. That is why we
advise you to deal with us
where everything is a little_
cheaper than you can gtJR
Laurens, S. C.
of Soda $
The finest Fertil- jfc
izer for Top Dres- cj;
sing, beats cotton $
seed meal. Highly ^
recommended in the
"Williamson" plan, pi
We have Nitrate
of Soda in stock
and solicit your
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and CURE the LUNCS
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