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BETWEEN FAR M Kits
M. W. Oxnor In Wounded lij Luther
Boozer at Former's Gin House
Two Lauren8 county farmers had a
difficulty Saturday just across the line
inNewborry county, in which Mr.M.W.
Oxner was shot twice, and soriou :.
though not fatally injured. Following ii
an account of the affair, as given I .
the Ncwberry correspondent to the New
Nowberry, December 19. Special.
Mr. M. W. Oxner, of Kinardd was .-;h<>t
twice this morning and seriously. (hough
not fatally injured, by Mr. D. Luthci
Boozer, who lived just beyond (he New
berry line, in Laurens Cotinty, The jhool
ing occurred at an early hour this morn
ing near the gin house of Mr. Oxner, at
Kinards. One of the bullots tookeifi ct
in Mr. Oxner's right foot and the ? thci
in his right hip. Ho was placed almout
immediately under tho care of l>r.<). Ii,
Evans, at Kinards, ami no scrim. (, last
ing results are feared.
Reports difTor widely us to how Liu
shooting occured. Mr. and Mrs. Boozor
had driven from their home to Kinards,
Mr. Uoo/.er intending' to take the ear!;,
morning train for Ncwberry. Mr. Bo .
drove to a hitching rack between Shun I
Church and Mr-Oxner's gin, and hitch. .
bis mule, and it was here that the dilli
It seems that for some time past Mr
Boozer and Mr.Oxnor have been having
trouble in regard to SOinO negro labor
era, and this is believed to have ben
the cause of the difficulty.
A gentleman who was in Newborr;
this morning, who lives at Kinards
stated that he personally knew nolle: ?
of the immediate diillculty, but that
before leaving home, heard that win
Mr. Boozor drove up and hitched, Mr.
Oxner was present, and that words en
sued, whereupon Mr. Boozer drew hi
pistol and fired at Mr. Oxner twic
that when Mr. Oxner told Mr. Booze
he was unarmed, when hi pon Mr.flloozi ?
told Mr. Oxner to arm himself, ant
Oxner went to hid gin hou ? ?? about ..
yards distant, and that ns Oxnor wi .
standing in the door of the j'in hotlst
facing Boozer, Boozer 11 rod at hin
three times, making live shots in all. i'
Anothor report is to the effect tin
when Mr, Boozer hitched Ids mule t.
words ensued, whereupon Oxner pi.l
his hand (<> his hip pocket and Boo/.i i
shot at him, hitting him in the f.
that Oxner continued to advance tut
Boozer fired again, hitting Oxner i
the thigh; that Boozor then told Oxix i
if he advanced another step he \voul<
kill him, and Mrs. Uoo/.er stepped be
Mr. Boozer was in Now berry 111::
morning, and was soon in tho ofII ic el
his regular attorneys, Messrs. Bleas
& Dominiek. Mr. Boozer's attorney!
stated that Mr. Boozer had ii" stab
nient to give out in regard to l! ?
No warrant has so far been swori
Messrs. Boozer and Oxner both ii\ <?
in Laurens county. The shooting, how
ever, occurred in this county. 'Both t!?
participants are prominent planters.
Carnhal lime Tills Week.
The Napier Carnival Compnm I
arrived in the city and will open on tlx
, 2-ith, Thursday, with their numcrou
attractions. The carnival will conlihil
until Saturday nitrht. There are sev< ra
free exhibitions, together with tlx
many tent shows, ring-throwing b ? lbs,
palm-readers, in fact all the attra? Lion
of an up-to-date carnival company.
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i SOCIAL AND PERSONAL,
ft <?*??*?'?i* * ??-?<???? . \ . ?
Among the Laurons people who ar<
attending tho Harris-Martin wcddilij
at Cray Court today are: Mr. and Mr
W. L. Cray. Mr. and Mrs. .I. b\ To I
bort, Mr. and Mrs. Dial Cray. MIsho! '
Hannah Tolbert, Jessie Bolt, Wllloi
Cray, and Marguerite Tolbort.
Rev. J. 1). Crout of the First Metli
odist Church Will perform the cere
mony; Mr. Crout loft for Grnj Court
The following Invitations have beoii
received in Laurens and will ho a
Interscl to tho renders of The Adver
User ami to many friends tbroiighoui
Mr. A. C. Shaffer and Mr- I) If T< rr<
reQtiest tho honour of your pre a
at tue marriage of their ward
Mr. Samuel Kimme Bonoy.
on Tuesday the Pftlt of .fanuary
nineteen hundred and nine
at their residence
Walter bo ro, South Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. Oeo. A. Uro.' i.in
passed thl'OUgh the City Friday on
route for Ooldville, their future horn
returning from their bridal to t In
Miss Toecoa Cnlno, who is nttei
Ing Converso college cam.- ho ?
Friday lO spend the holidays. Mi .
Nonie McLaurln nnd Kate Edens of
Bennettsvillo aeeompanlcd Mis Cnlne
spending n day hero, and leaving Sat
urdaj for tholr home.
Miss Willie Jones entertained at
cards to the ladies of the Fort-nightly
club Tuesday afternoon of this w< ?
At her home on North Harper tree:
A CHINESE DENTIST.
His Simple Wny of Patching a Gap In
n Patient's Teeth.
How cruilo Is I lie dentistry of the
humidor inhabitants of modern China
Is disclosed by the ttev, ?lohn Mao
Qownu in tho following bit of descrip
tion published in the North China Uni
|y News: "Itlght in front of us on the
street doctor's table Is a small heap of
teeth, not manufactured by any cun
ning workman, bill by the subtle al
chemy of nature They are of all sizes
anil conditions. There are huge mol ir
that have done yeoman servlco in the
past and oven teeth strong ami deter
mined looking ami worn, as though
they had failed in tho battle of lifo
ami had come hero to cud Ihoir days
They were all marked and discolored
with the signs and symbols of tin* wear
and tear thoy had gono through. Thoy
wore a grcwsouio sight to )??ok upon,
and I wondered much bow such a curl
ous collection could have been gath
ered together, 'Where did you gel
those from?' I asked the doctor, point
lug to tho heap, which, however, I was
careful not to touch,
"'Oh, I hotlght them!' he replied.
?W hen it man has to part with a tooth.'
he comluiied, 'ho does nut throw it
away, lie brings it to me, and I buy
it for a few cash, for bo knows that
in my profession it will como in haml\
?OHIO lime or other.' Just as he was
speaking a patient oamo up to him. On
beim; a-ked what he wanted llO re
plied simply by Oponlllg his mouth to
the very widest extent. It was a huge
cavern aud reminded one of the en
trance to tho Thames tunnel, it was
sein that his lour upper front teeth
were wanting, having boon knocked
out by a fall from n wall, and he was
anxious to know If the doctor could
supply their places with new ones.
"'Of course I can,' lie promptly re
plied, and, measuring the cavity in the
jaw. ho carefully and with practiced
eye selected from the heap tho four
teeth that would exactly lill it. I!'
then drilled a hole in them longitudi
nally and inserted a bit of coarse Iron
wire to bind them to each oilier. The
ends of tho wire were next inserted In
li il ? that were carefully drilled into
the teeth on each side of tho cavity,
and at once the chasm disappeared,
ami tho crowd that had been looking
on with critical eyes declared that his
inouHi looked as natural as though the
now ones were those with which
kind nature had originally supplied
His Mother Was First.
f.'i vernl years ago while at Newport
News, Ya., the writer was in the ens
toin house, conversing with Captain J.
B, B. Stuart, son of the intrepid Con
federate cavalry leader. There was
also prevent (ho captain of a const
wise steamer transacting business with
Captain Stuart, who was collector of
Hu.- port when a messenger came In
"Your mother telephones from Nor
folk. Captain Stuart, requesting you to
COIUO to the phone."
"Kxcuso me, gentlemen," said Cap
tain Stuart as ho hastily arose from
his oltlelal position.
"1 h ive no time to wait here," gruffly
und Impatiently exclaimed the captain
of i ho steamer.
'?.My mother is calling me," quietly
said Captain smart as ho half turned
"Hut I am here on business, and it Is
sour ofllclal business (o attend t<> me.
and attend to mo now," was the loud
ami angry reply.
I? '?! can resign my official position in n
minute." replied Captain Stuart, "but
j I can never resign my mother. My
j mother is calling mo, und she shall not
j wait nor call in vain."?I.os Angeles
Mi l.aiirin Proport) Sohl.
Phi iMcLnurin property on West
Main street, until recently occupied
... Mrs, C. M. i larke, has been bought
?y Mr. liuudrick, n traveling sales
man. This properly was owned bj
Mr. c. s. McLiiurin of MoColl, S. C.
ijuurtcrlj Conference at Urn) Court.
Cray Conn. Dec. 22, llev. W. M.
Duncan conducted quarterly confor
?nce meet in-; here Salin day. preach
ihfj ill th" .Methodist church Sunday
inoi'ittug at 11 o'clock, and again nt
7:::o o'clock Sunday night, to large
and appreciative audiences n't both
Among the lodlos who are at home
.on, college for the Christmas hot I
lays are; Mlssox Laurie Cray, rubel
\v \U\> and Kessle Cannon from Lan
ier college; .\iis.-> Lucy Peden from
Ohlcorft; and Miss Alieno Willis from
the Woodruff I Huh school.
Christmas Is ab?tit on und the peo
ple nri trading,pretty freely getting
ready to have Santa Claus at every
Mr. I. Archie Willis, principal ol
liny Court-Owlngs Institute, an
nounces i n oulortnlnmonl for Tuos
lay night l>y the .-chooi which will be
free to the pntrons of (he school. Mr.
Willis is makTug fine progress with
10 School, and giving the people Some
On the 31 si of Decembor Iho six
rural letter carriers from the Laurons
office -.ill havo traveled, approxl
' alety, forty-flVO thousand miles dur
>..H the year and handled something
ike three hundred and sixty thoiis
md pieces of mail matter.
Mrs, M. i. Illackwell is visiting hor
daughter. Mrs. a. t. Willis, in Union
llirlllg the holiday.';.
ItOV. Sam I". McCai'ty. pastor in
iharge of the Laurens circuit, idled
als first appointment With Sandy
Springs nhuroh lard Hnnduv.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ,:
? o / - c <c.;
Miss Margret lludgcna has returned
to her holm- in Honen Path after vi it
log Miss Emmie Mpng.
Mrs. Sam Saxon, of Clinton, spent
Friday in the city.
Mr. (!. L. Pitta pent Sunday in
Messrs Jim liubb and Puul Cray, of
Babblown, spent Friday in tho.
Miss Willie Jones has returned from
a visit to Nowbi rry.
Mr. C. Brooks Sullivan is at home
for the holidays.
.Miss Lyn Smitlb who has for some
time held the position of stenographer
in i'u . Mill o.'l'.eo, has resigned
ami will on the Ural of January return
to hOi : Hie io 1 uion. Alis., i'.lsi?
Hroek of Due West, v. ho is to succeed
her hat alri .:. arrived in the city
and i now i'u in I larl/ing herself with
the olllce Woi k.
Mr. s. i<! Dendy of Seneca was in
the City Monday visiting his friend.
Mr. j. N. Ilutlgi n ?. Mr. Dandy's
grandfather wa> a native 01 I.aureus.
liev. tv. M. Dubosc. logother with
Mrs. Dubosc and children, was in the
city Monday doing Christmas shop
Prof, Charles F. Ilrooks, principal
of ihe Allen lain schools, arrived in
the city Sunday tii spend Iho holidays
bore and ai In.. nui|her's hoiun at
Mr, Clyde Fowler of Furinnn uiii
versity arrlvetl in the city Monday to
rtpend the Chrlsimi h holidays' at l>is
father's home hero.
Mr. tili i Hart, i< stud' at at Carolina,
came home Sunday for tho holidays.
Mr. I'Jd. Hurl of Hot Springs, Ark.,
ir visiting this, his old home, during
t ho < ili rSsi inns hol Idays.
I Mr. i'hiwin iat as of the WoffoTd
: Fitting school, arrives home todn.v
! for Chi islinas.
Dr. U. s Lucas arrived In the clt>
I Saturday frbiii Chester to spend ti
1 vvldle vvli it relatives here.
? . . .
was in the City Monday. Mr. IJnbh
Is jitsl now able to bo out after a ten
kvook'ti iiluoss of typhoid fever, nnd
his many friends >V?ro delight* 1 to
Here's an Every Day Picture .
It occurs all around us a sudden
Maze a family diclterlcss! And the
staggering fad brought home lo the
father of tho family that the toil of
years is lost,and a new home mighty
hard to gel again. How to prevent?
The only way. A policy for
$RE INSU 1ANCE
placed upon your mc written by I
us in the strenget 1 of companies a j
small annual premium paid! Why j
hesitate? Act today. Send or call, j
and we'll at once look after your in- j
tcrcsts without charge.
4 Cow Korigo 1
Laurens? S. C.
Lauren's. .' .' .' S. C.
To Our Customers ! U
We tllailk yoti for y au* *<
trade during the past y< nr y
find especially yoti who j aid g)
c.ish oi paid your accounts r
proinpllj when due, tiiul are P.
ever ready to thank you who
still owe us when Settle up,
which we hope will be at on
J, H. SUM/IVAN,
J. ( ,. SUIXIVAN,
|. I? I.A N't ;s'rt ).\,
S.V. CUJ'.KKTS* IN.
.Misses Fronde und Janie Kennod)
iii Mls Orooii of Clinton w< ro in
Lhc < Ity Monday.
Monday was (he shortest day ot the
vi ai'i Ilio Sil Ii rl lug lit 7S2C and BCl
ling at IQ,
Mrs. \V. 12. Mi or and ehildri n <>i
Suinter are visiting Iii Ihe <iiv.
.Mrs. U. c. Uiehnrdson and ehildron
in Plnewood will arrive m the city
Thursday to upend Christinas with
her. parents, Mr. ami Mrs. J. 11 Sulll
Miss Ora Dell Hunter of Ota spent
Friday in the citj .
Mrs. i. C. Phil pot returned t'? Co
luinhin ; iiurday arter spending a few
loyi In ti n city.
Mr. C. M. Rnhh is visiting his broth
ei. c. I.. I3abb. in ?roenvlllc.
Mr. Dick Chtl dress is at home from
Atlanta to spend Die holidays.
Misses Tbecon Collie, Vnhio Huff
Wesslo Lee Dial, of Converse college
arrived in the ellj Saturday.
Miss Helen Crisp i; visiting Mrs
Preston n. Wells in Anderson.
The Lull rolls fcirls who are attend
In Winthrop college will arrive ni
home today for the holidays.
With all kinds of Table Delicacies
Choice Fruits, Cakes and Nuts \& whn
wo are busy at just now. Got you
Kmas order in early for Plum Pudding
Mince Meat, Baking- Supplies and Nuts
Raisins, Fruits, imported and Domestic
1 icese and we will fill them prompt 1
in spite of tho Xmas rush at Menuett'!
Try our Coll'ee and Teas they ar
the best in the city.
Miss ; ic i 'v'nifi ni IdiiivstOiio coi
ogo Is .?i.iiiiiu the holidays will
er parents Mr. and Mrs, .loi n W?lfl
Ch v. ion (-udets iilbj I Laii|fstoi:
ml Oavid ItoulWaro nr> :?? Imme fp;
'lirhit ma ah :?. Ini hi tli? city last
Miss ". | Sullivan left Tuesday for
L'oltimbin i<? spciid mit II Thursday.
Miss Willi.- Ki' " will spend Christ
aas In i" Homo in Corbliaeu.
Mrs. it. H Thompson ami children
and Miss .'i'M i liuo/.cr arrived in tin
i hur? It v to make tholr hoim
his whiter villi .Mrs. .1. It. Little.
The rui'al ('-livery carriers \vi
I; their rot uiar rounds Cliristms
y > . '' tli ' iei ; nd Children hav?
;oh? tu h imrhtitbitrij i ? spend Christ
Mr. limn Cannon made a pro
'essloiial vi>ii to Augusta and Alkoi
M'St of the Week.
,\l . I ; and A uhlO Simpson art
at home from Converse for the holi
fHRKTM K *
rT seedier Knisins, Currants,
W) Citron, Shredded Almonds,
Piljs, 5?i i !es, Extracts, etc.
for tho cako?Cluster Rni
I reif 11 Cranberries, Crape
l-i ii ? Oranges, Apples, &
T. ... ?X
>) Uahanas, Pineapple, Mai
^ "-'.-I drapes, all kinds of
jjg Nuts, fresh Cob ry. ^
?Sf't Chocolates and other Con- '?'),
?$? foctioncrtcs for tho Stock- $1
ings. .'.130 1 ire < backers,
Roman ('undies, etc. Hi
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
V.'c furnish HeJ eels for
ml leaehors for School
,-: i 1111?. Lei ii i know
A kli'OHa. Clinton Touchcri
iU! : Agency, i Union, s. c.
; , Uciti A good on. horse farm,
? mill's west of LuureUS, known as
noon place. Apply to c. c. Feather
spei'al Xollcc !<? iuorrluiiils We
reed eil today ono < ;i r Fancy
.: : pplCS I mill X.'W York state
... on.- t ar Florida Oranges, all sizes.
Iiouu your ordere This i: tho llnost
i of fruit v. is!'..- had. ail sound and
Ighl ill le for Christmas I ratio,
In n : ml GniSll < 'i>. L 1 -It
. ..) lllHs ihj return of lift S. & \V.
del peail handle. No .uV's >. stolen
hit house, -v. ltd Ulli? I $r> for con*
tf?ii of lltlefi M. \ ? bendy* Lau.
: ' 21
I.e.! ftotl ' ('. named
.-.!...? .i 'in ihivls l'ai in
Monday. Senil Information to
Uivc us a call lor anything in
the Christmas line. Wo have :i
complete, up-l?-dnto lin? ojT
'l eys, Games, Toilet Sols, Man
Line ?ff PerfwiMC^ y
vviil l?o assured of (irst-elaaa
goods at low prices.
and Drug Sundries. NYo have
just installed a hot Sod it Foun
tain and can : ?. v .- you the
latest drillka in Iiis! cla: ? si !
Tracts of Far
iL Hi I
?A a A
40 to 60 Acres in a Tract
^ Within 1=4 to 1-2 mile of good school. Con? ^
P venient to Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist^
f churches. Each tract weil limbered-, also a part ^
of each in cultivation. Bach fronting public road, a
mail delivered at house daily, in good neighbor- i
hood. The property will bear inspection.
Will sell! said land on Satesday in i
January at Laurens Court House.
I Terms of Sale: One third cash, balance to suit i
purchaser at 8 per cut. interest.