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LAURENS, S. C, NOVEMBER 25, 1908.
Following ;i time-honored custom.
I be executive head of the Fulled
Stillos and the governors of the varl
ous states have issued proclamations,
Helling apart Thursday of this week
for a day of general thanksgiving to
tlir meat Ruler of the universe for his
care and keeping, his goodness and
mercy to the people of this land dur
ing (he past year.
It is a good custom: that one day in
the three hundred and sixty-live
should he given up to a praise ami
thank offering service unto the (Jod
whose guidance has brought us peace
and prosperity. Over inn years ago
the custom was instituted by out fore
fathers on tin' New Kngloud shores.
They thanked Ood with feasting and
prayer for deliverance from the sav
age Indians and for protection against
the blasting storms of this neu home.
And here may he propounded this
question: if the Pilgrim Fathers suf
fering untold hardships from storm
and cold, threatened with starvation
in a yet uncultivated land, heset by
the boasts of the forest ami the wild
red man. if they under such circum
stances met together in * general
thanksgiving worship, how much more
have we of these latter days, for which
to give thanks. Ours is an age of
comfort, theirs was not: ours is a day
of luxury, theirs was certainly not.
As a nation, it is befitting that wc
render thanks lor the peace and pros
perity that has beeil ?uns. No de
vastating wars have swept the land,
impoverishing and destroying. No
great disaster has come upon us. The
commercial and industrial growth all
over the country has been marvelous.
As a state, we have been blessed in
many ways. True, the storms ami
Hoods have laid hare many a Held and
swept away much property. Hut who
w ill say thai losses are not sometimes
gains? Our Stale has grown in mini
hers and Wealth; the harvests lutVi
been reasonably plentiful: our school.,
and Colleges have nourished and are
hotter equipped and more liberally
patronized today than one year ago:
disease and pestilence have not visited
us; and we have grown a little nearer
the true ideals of citizenship.
And in 1.aureus county! Here in
our own home, have we aught for
which to give thanks? While the
Hoods bore heavily upon us and our
loss was great, even now we feel re
covered in large degree. The harvest
will not he so short as it might have
heen. Our people are prosperous
they are free. Schools are on every
hand and knowledge is growing more
and more. Our churches are not
dead, hut a power in the community
We have heen freed from a public (Iis
grace: our public men and oflicei'S are
men of power and honor: affairs are
safe in their hands. I,aureus county
may well give thanks.
As individuals there is yet greater
reason and need of thanksgiving. We
know not the conditions thai surround
Oach and every one of our readers:
that were an impossihile knowledge.
Yet we do know that there is not a
man. woman ?r child in this great
country who has nothing for which to
he thankful. Think it over. Your
lot may he ever so lowly and your eir
CUinstances ever so trying, yet there
is something for which to thank Cod.
the giver and preserver of your life.
Let the people worship Ood on Thun
day. showing gratitude for his tender
mercies and loving kindness.
When a young man enlists in mili
tary service for (he State of South
Carolina he makes oath to Obey or
ders. When he fails to obey such
ordrs as may he issued he becomes
a perjurer, and subjects himself to
court-martial. It is a compliment to
the Laurens hoys that they know the
law mid how to ohey I;. Hie lawless
element of Laurens lo the contrary
* *. *
If there is any one thing of which
Laurens stands in sore need, it is a
larger ami better oqtllpped public li
brary. The few women who have
supported this institution arc deserv
ing of unlimited praise; ami they
merit belter support than they are at
This week the city of Laurens is
eiitoi'tullling a rare body of men. Such
occasions arc rare; such an oppor
tunity is rare; such pleasure is rare.
We ere pi'OUd of (heir presence; wc
are pleased at the opportunity; the
pleasure is ours.
The South Carolina Methodist con
ference is a remarkable organization,
representing in the neighborhood of
ninety-live or a hundred thousand
Christians. Here are gathered the
executive heads, the ministerial work
ers, and lay representatives of a pow
erful body of people; they hall from
every nook ami corner of our State.
In them Is centered all the thought,
energy ami activity of one particular
bl'UUCh of the great church militant.
They have assembled here for the pur
pose of conferring and planning nil
other year's work in behalf of their
cause. The nature of that cause, the
vast number engaged therein, the
-spiritual power and intellectual force
employed in behulf of the cause, make .
tills body of men here assembled In
To say thai the city of LaureilS wel
comes the Annual conference would
hut feebly express our sentiments.
Since the news came last year that
we were io entertain the next meeting,
our thoughts and plans have been to
make it the best, for our part, ever
known among South Carolina Method
ists. Our aim is that they have a
most pleasureable stay among us; and
to the members of the conference we
beg to say: our homes, our offices,
stores and various places of business
are open to you. All that we have
is at your disposal, to use as you may
see lit. or may lind time so to do. We
ari' yours to serve, and our one desire
is that you go away with this thought
chief among others: that the people
of this city are indeed a whole-souled,
kind and hospitable people.
We hid you hearty welcome, and
trust that your stay among ns will he
a pleasure long to be remembered.
* * *
To the ministers of the Methodist
conference: our good behavior this
week should be no cause for wonder;
we are this way all the time.
* * *
?'Was she to blame?" Of course
not; she never Is to blame. See Adam
and Eve. If you are not familiar
with that story go to the opera house
* * ?
There are more Methodists in Lau
rens than anywhere in the state.
* * ?
Somehow we cannot but feel sorry
Tor the "small boy" who must wait at
dinner time. We've been there, when
we thought those preachers never
would stop eating.
? * ?
When may there be a fowl entry in
to the ministry?
* <? *
The express business is nourishing
these days; let the officers watch that
end of the line a while and soon they
will know who's who.
<?? * *
Carnivals do make tools of us all.
Best wishes to our young friends
Ca Id well and l.atimer. the new editors
and proprietors of the Chester Lan
tern. May '.he light never grow dim.
* ? * . 4
In Fnil'fleld county where there is
a dispensary, the Wlnnsboro police
man was compelled to shoot a drunk
en and unruly white mail, in Chester,
contiguous county, but prohibition
now, the mayor's eonrt was dispensed
with Monday morning no sinners
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Whiskey selling having been abol
ished in I.aureus, the next crusade
should be made against the sale of
cocaine. We intend to take up this
matter at an early date ami throw a
little light on the business.
+ * ?
We regret very much to hear of the
.difficulty between Mr. Featherstone of
Laurens and C. P. Sims of Spartan
burg, before the Sttitae Hoard of Can
vassers Monday morning. If for
nothing else. Mr. f'eathei stone de
serves the thanks of the l.atirens peo
ple tor the sacrifice he is making in
this contest -in view of the opposition.
* ? *
Kailroad Officials Here.
Messrs. Kniest Williams, A. W. An
derson. W. (i. Childs and Doar. of the
C. Ai W. C. and C. N. & I., railway com
panies were in Laurens for a few
hours Saturday afternoon. These
gentlemen Were here to investigate
the situation and plan better facilities
for handling freight at this point, es
pecially the cotton being shipped
away. In addition to this, the matter
of building a sidetrack to the Alder
man lumber plant, the old Eureka
foundry place, was considered.
.lust what was decided upon is jiot
known; hut it is certain that the rail
roads win do something to better tin*
freight conditions here.
Head the pain formula on a box of
Pink Pain Tablets. Then ask your
Doctor if there is a belter one. Fain
means congestion blood pressure
somewhere, l>r Snoop's Pink Pain
Tablets check head pains, womanly
pains, pain anywhere Try one. and
see! 20 for 2r,c. Sold by 1'nlmcMo
Dwg Company, Laurens, H. C.
Friendship Ncns Letter.
Friendship." Nov. lv.. Tlie Friend
siiip [mi>rovcnionl association moi on
Iho l'.it11. \ 11111111>? -1- or ladles wore
present who discussed the many needs
of Friendship school, it wan decided
to paint the Interior oi! Iho building,
order pictures for tbo walls, and finish
the Improvement on Iho yard. II is
hoped that Friendship will be a prize
winner during the meeting of the
South Carolina Improvement associa
tion In December.
Mrs. Tom Simpson, and little son,
have moved to Florida for tin- winter.
Mr. Simpson has heen in business ill
Florida for several weeks.
The Friendship people were shuck
ed to hear of the death of Mr. Austin.
of Laurens, lie bolng a half brother
of Messrs. Johnson, of Austin.
The State of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
In the Court of Common 1' 1 <-;i
Thus. I?. WIcr and Oeo. It. Wier. IMal
I.ou Ii. Wier. et ai. Defendants.
Pursuant to a dec tee of the Colli"! in
the nllOVC slated ease. I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, til
Laurens, C. II., S. ('.. on Sale: day in
December next, being Monday Hm tili
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following
described property to wit:
The Prather tract, situate in the
County and Stale above named, con
taining Two Hundred and seventy
(27U) acres, more or less, and bounded
by lands of W. II. MeCravy . Tom
Owens, Duncan place, lands of .1. T
Bell, the Long place, the Home place
and lands of Dr. 13. 1". Taylor, and
Also the Long place, containing Six
Hundred and Fifty (650) acre:., more
or less and hounded by lands of ,1. T.
Hell. Dyrd Illicit House plac e, lands o!
Qeo. a. Copeland, ,1. L. Flnney, T. ,1,
Neighbors. Mrs. Win. Filinoy, Taylor
Adalr, .1. M. Pitts, and others, and ly
ing on both sides of Duncan s creek.
The above two tracts of land will be
divided up into several tracts and
plats of same can be. seen at the
Terms of Sale: One-half Cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
paid twelve months from date of sale
the credit portion to be secured bj
bond and mortgage of the purcl.
over the said premises, bearing legal
interest from date, with leave to pur
chaser to pay his entire bid in cash.
Pure-baser to pay lor papers. If the
terms of sale nie not complied with,
the land to he resold on same or some
subsequent Salosday on same terms
at risk of former purchaser.
John f. Holt,
c. c. c. F. & c s.. Laurens, s. c.
Datd. this November in. 190S.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
A. N. Dramlctt. Individually and in i:i
own right, and as administrator ol
the estate of A. W. Bramlctt, de
c-eased. Plaintiff. Against Nu 11 lib
10. Bramlctt, el al, defondanl i,
Pursuant to a decree in this ac tion.
I will sell a' public outcry, al La 11 rein
Court House. S. ('.. on Salosday
December, Ilms, the 7th day of t!u
mouth, within the legal hours of sale
the foilowilg described tract of land
All that piece, parcel or tract ot
land, lying, being and situate in Lau
rens county, S. C. containing one acre
more or less, in the c ity of Laurens,
on South Harper street, bounded by
lot of laud of L. ('. Anderson on the
North, and Harper si reel on the Fast,
on the South by lot of Lude Nelson,
on Hie West by land formerly belong
ing to I-:. M. Calne, known as the A
w. Brnmletl Place. Whereon is located
the dwellng house.
Terms of Sale: Cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers. If purchaser fails
to comply with his bid the property to
be resold at the risk of the- form-,
o. <;. Thompson,
November loth. 1908.
Laurens, S. C.
Nov. <), 'OS.
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Laurens, S. C.
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