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MR. BELL SUSTAINS
HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE
Ilnrn Destroyed, Together With Eight
Head of Stock and Quantity of
Food. Origin Unknown.
Between '?> and i o'clock Friday
morning a barn, with all its contents,
belonging to Mr. R. B. Bell, who lives
about two miles east of the city, was
completely deostroyed by tiro. in
Che barn were six lino mules, two
horses, six hundred bushels <??' corn,
several thousand bundles of fodder
and a number of bogs. Nothing of
the feed stuff, nor any of the animals
Was saved, and the barn was burned
i o its foundations.
It was nearly I o'clock when Mr.
Hell was waked by out! of his neigh
bors, Mr. Thos. Lynch, who had seen
the fire and hurried from his home.
Dear!} a mile away, to assist if possi
ble in saving the properly. Mr.Lynch
8&ys that when he Hist saw the lire.
It was the lop of the barn (hat %?is in
a blaze; hence the disaster was hardly
the work of an incendiary, and must
have been fired by a match which the
Air. Hell states that when lie awoke
the barn was falling in at the roof
and there was no possible chance to
save his mules or horses. The total
.loss will exceed $3,500; while the en
itlre Insurance will amount to hut
SEVERE STt)It.11 AT CROSS III I I..
\ Number of Cabins Blown Down Ltisl
CroSS Hill. Mar. 20. There was
<!UltO a storm of wind, rain and hail
in this section last Wednesday night.
.)us' bolov town several cabins were
blown down on Mr. W. I'. Turner's
Spearman place. Mrs. Denny's stbvo
room was blow n from the pillars; and
a chimney top blown off. Mr. W. .1.
Hill's piazza ami stove room was also
blown down, and many other such
casualties are reported. No lives
wen lost and no persons injured that
we have heard of.
Mr, W. A. McSwain and family of
Newberry visited relatives here last
Mr. M. A. liOatnan has been quite
sick with measles. lie is convales
Mr. W. D. Watts of Colorado, is vis
iting .Mr. M. T. Simpson for a few
Mr. .'. 11. Nance is putting lumber
on the ground for his new house.
Rev. .1 .A. Martin has bought a
house and lot in town from Mrs. Cora
Mr. P. it. clover of Jefferson, Ca..
has been on a visit to his friend.
Air. Frank Simmons.
'Company "K" of the 1 Ith Regiment
of the 3rd Batalion and the Lau
rens Briars will hold their annual re
union at Barksdale Station on Satur
day, April 17th. Hoys it seems like
a long time since we met. Lets 'lay
a.sid? our work for one day and re
kindle once more the bivouac tire. We
are expecting old comrades from a
'distance?will have some distinguish
ed gentlemon to speak to us.
Everybody bring something to eat.
.1. I). Mock,
.lohn V. Henderson.
Fire at (Jraj Court.
Gra) Court. Mar. 29.?Al ?"> o'clock
?this morning the alarm of lire was
?.given and an investigation proved that
the corn crib of M. II. BurdltlO was on
fire. Attempts were made to stop
the fire but owing to the fact that
<lrrvy Court has no tire protection the
Unifies COUld not be checked; the en
tire building and about two hundred
bushels of corn were destroyed.
Mr. Burdlne estimates his loss at
about two hundred and fifty dollars.
v?ith one hundred and fifty Insurance.
REMEDY FOR SCHOOL TROUBLE.
Cross BIB Correspondent Discusses
<'ro?s Hill. Mar. 'JO.?Since Judge
Prince had something to say about
schools and inefficient teachers in his
?rharges to the grand Jury, several
tvntom have suggested a remedy and
:all 8eem to think the remedy Is to pay
"higher salaries. I don't believe that
is the only remedy. I believe some
of onr lady teachers who get only $2',
or $40 per month are worth more and
are doing better and more faithful
work than some men who got $xo or
'?$100, just because they are men.
If think trustees and patrons ought
to exercise a more strict supervision
over the schools and see and know
svlio r.re the faithful teachers and em
ploy only such as give value orceived.
And 1 will not be surprised if our
women who get only $35 or $10 will
BOt Compare favorably With many men
who gel much larger salaries. Par
ents who do not control their children
stt. home give teachers and school a
lot of trouble.
Tribbie clothing Company is the
B?lnco to get your Raster suit.
DEATH OF MUST J. J. SHI MATE.
Aged Citizen of Itnlmn Died Early
RaBun, Mar. 29.?Many people will
be paitied to hear of Mr. .1. J. Shu.
mate's death. Me had been confined
to his bed about a month and died
early Sunday morning, the 28th. Mr.
Shumate was the oldest member of
Kabuii Creek Church, and was the
senior deacon. He was a man loved
by all who knew him and his church
will deeply mourn its loss. Me is
survived by two children. Mr. Henry
Shumate of Anderson, and Miss Alice
Shumate, who was living with him.
He was buried at Rnbutl Oil Monday.
Mrs. Nancy ami Mrs Rebecca Owens
visited their brother. Mr. J. I.. Malttlf
Mr. Paul Willis and family spent
Tuesday with her mother. Mrs. ('. M.
Misses Fannie and Sal lie Brownleo
visited their slstor. Mis. William Molt.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nash were at
Mr. J. A. Million's Sunday.
Mr. Stewart MallOll was Visiting in
Gray Court Saturday and Sunday.
"GIRLS DID IT."
The Treating Habit Is Cause of
Young Men's Failure.
That is the cry that has come down
the ages. There is some cause for
the world-wide complaint, but wo
man is not alone to blame. Out in
Michigan this week a young man was
arrested for paying hotel bills with
worthless checks. When brought up
before the O tile era he said: "I couldn't
live Inside my salary; thill was all.
I wanted to show the girls a good
t me. and of course I i:ad to have
money ;<( do i;."
That is the stor \ Tin' moral is
nearer home than Michigan. There
are many poor, generous young men
working on small salaries trying to
lay up a. few dollars. Girls should
not expect such young men to "set
them up" on all occasions. (live the
boys to understand that you can have
a good ttdllie without expensive enter
atalntnents. Such as that impover
ishes a liberal young man.
Then poor boys from the country
or town who can with a little economy
save a hundred dollars a year, after
paying all debts, should let the girls
understand that they have to be left
out if they are expected to spend
$11.00 to $."i.00 for one entertainment
witli a consequent "setting up" after
wards. There are some men here
in this city now struggling for money
to pay the rent and butcher, who
would feel rich if they had the money 1
foolishly spent just to give the girls
a good time. Foolish, selfish girls,
who value such flattery more than
gonulno manhood might he disposed
to pass the struggling rising work
ing young men by now, but in ten
years there will be people who will
not take decided notice of them.?
AWAY WITH CARNIVALS.
Greenville Nevis Crges Towns and
Cities To Prohibit Them.
"Would not an editorial on the bad
Influences and the usual fatal results
of a carnival show be apropos just
now? writes a prominent citizen of
Fasley to the editor of The News.
"You recall the Ashley killing at
Honea Path a few years ago was
started at carnival shows; and then
last fall Fred Ruby's murder, and
then this at Fasley? It seems that
the very atmosphere around a carni
val breeds a reckless and lawless
spirit and tendency. I hope the
time will soon come when the town
authorities will have the welfare of
our youths and the safety of our cit
izens so much at heart that they will
not lot these degrading shows with
the attendant evils come In. for tho
sake of a few dollars' license. Of
course there are a great many who
hold these are innocent amusements
which may bo patronized by respect
able people. I have observed that
in larger cities where they havo theao
places of amusement all tho time
there Is no auch spirit, but In the
amaller towns where thoso shows
come only about onco a year It is
different. Pardon me for writing
thus at length' but I havo seen tho
demoralizing effect on the children
as well as others und I for one would
like to see this class of shows better
regulated, or. better still, cut out."
Our Kusley correspondent writes
to the point. Thero is evil In these
carnival shows whether they be In a
small town or large cities. This
paper has been opposed to them for
some time and it will continue to
oppose them. The shows themselves
are not. always objectionable as a
source of amusement but, as our cor
respondent writes, the atmosphere
surrounding them seems to breed a
license to lawlessness and reckless
acts. Away with the carnivals!
You will Pud here the largest and
lust line of mantels in different de
signs and sizes, beautifully finished.
Don't buy before you look tit our lino
and get our | i ices.
S. M. & F. II. Wilkes & Co.
It is Only a Step
So to Speak
Perhaps it never occurred
to you that a defect in the
sight is not as a rule a disease
of the eye. So often it is a
condition which the proper
glasses will not only relieve
but many times entirely
cure. Sight is restored,
eyes are made strong, head
aches disappear, the nervous
strain is relieved and the
eyes are saved perhaps from
blindness. If you have eye
trouble a personal talk will
i ntercst you.
Room 6Hnterprise IVld'g.
I.aureus, S. C.
Dr. F. J. Inman
Office days, Friday and Saturday
CHARLESTON AND WESTERN CARO
Arrival and Departure oi Trains. Laurens,
EFFECTIVE JUNE 16, lws.
N'd. I. Leave Augusta.10:10 a ni
No. l. Leave I.aureus. 2:32 pin
No. I. Arrive Spartanburg.. 4:05 pm
No. 5. Leave Greenwood.... 6:50a m
No. 5. Leave Laurens. 7:55 a in
No. 6. Arrive Spartanburg.. 9.30 am
No. 53. Leave Greenville.12:20 p m
No. 53. Arrive Laurens. 1:45 pm
No.*86. Leave Greenville .... 4:30 p m
No. *S6. Arrive Laurens. 6:25 p m
No. 2. Leave Spartanburg .. .12:20 p m
No. 2. Leave Laurens. 2:32 p m
No. 2. Arrive Augusta. 6:15 p m I
No. 6. Leave Spartanburg ... 5:00 p m ^
No. 6. Leave Laurens. 6:35 p m
No. 6. Arrive Greenwood .... 7:50 p m
No.*87. Leave Laurens. 8:10 a m
No."87. Arrive Greenville_10:20 a m
No. 52. Leave Laurens. 2:35 p m
No. 52. Arrive Greenville .... 4:00 p m
Trains *86 and "87 daily except Sunday.
Tri-weekly through Pullman Parlor
Gar service between Augusta and Ashe
ville on trains Nos. 1 and 2; North
bound,Tuesdays, Saturdays; Southbound
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
C. H. GASQUE, Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
G. T. BRYAN, Gen. Agt.,
Greenville, S. C,
A.W. ANDERSON, Gen. Supt.
ERNEST WILHAMS, G.P.A.,
Real Estate Agent
Sleep over your rights
if you want to, but I am
going to sell 2 stores just
east of the Court House,
100 feet for the small sum
of $8,000.00. I Don't wait
until the other^fellow gets
it, but write or phone 75.
P. S. JEANS
Clinton, S. C. Box 152
Simpson, Cooper & Habb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business.
Sir. King's New life PI 61?
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Do not overlook your Easter
Shoes always play a most
important part in the dress of
any Han or Woman.
There's a touch of style and
wellbredness to our Shoes, and
we've such a variety of models
and colors of leathers that
you're sure of finding here
1UUX. MARK UG USPAId'f
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There are handsome Black Leather, Tans in new
Shades, Ki?s in colors. Suedes in now effects etc.
Hielt cut Shoes in the best and newest models.
Oxford-:. Ties, Pumps, Ankle Strop Oxfords in many
new features, just sho\vn for Spring.
Meu's Sh es $2. >toS6.i 0 Women's Shoos S 1.50 to $3.50
We've a size tud width to fit correctly every foot that
: >mes t U5 and ? ur Shoe serv ice is excellent.
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OUR READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT!
We are showing in this department some fine Tailored
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Ladies' Wool Suits, - - $3 50, 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00
Voile Skirts, ... $5.08, 7.50, 8.50 and 10.00
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Men's Fancy Suits, - - 18.00, 20.00 and $22.50
Men's Nobby Suits, - - 10.00, 12.50 and 15.00
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Children's Oxfords at - 75cts. 1.00, 1.50 and 2.00
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