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LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
MISS Nannie Simpson of Prosperity
Ik visiting relatives in the Kahun sec
tion. Miss Simpson has been teach
ing In the Prosperity graded school.
She taught several years In this
county and made quite a reputation
us a teacher.
Misses Gertrude Wright and Lola
Todd left last Thursday for Charles
ton, where in the Roper hospital they
will take a course in trained nursing.
Sullivans School district No. 4,
Italian school, will vote for a tour
mill special school (ax on June 12th.
Dials No. 7. Dial's school, will vole
for a two mill BChool tax on the IOtll
Miss I'essle lluclgcns has been
elected principal of the Trinity Ridge
BChol. The two assistants have not
yet been secured.
The Friendship school, taught by
Miss Maggie GnrlingtOU, (dosed a very
successful year last Friday. Miss
Garlhlgton is now at home in Colum
bia. She lias been re-elected at
The Wade school, taught by Miss
Lucy Hill. Closed with a picnic last
Friday. Several speakers were pres
ent, and an excellent barbecue dinner
was given by the patrons of the
Cray Court. Waterloo. Greell Pond
and Shllol) have all voted (he high
school Within (he last month. Oth
ers will be voted soon. These
schools, will doubtless gel the state
aid from the high school fund next
Miss Daisy Allen has been rc-elect
e ;! to teac h the Lanford school. The
rsslstailt lias not been elected.
Ml*, and Mrs. M. l. Copcland. with
(heir two children, spent Sunday in
Clinton with Mr. Copeland's father.
Miss Bessie Crews lefl Saturday for
Rock Hill to attend the Winthrop
OUimcucemcul, her sister. Miss Ma- j
tili? C.ews, being of the graduates this
lb v. .1. S. Moffat. who w ;il preach
the baccalaureate sermon Sunday
morning will occupy the pulpit of the
Kirst Methodist church at the Sunday
Mr. J. Ross I ?orroli of Cray Court
v.as in the city Monday.
Sunday was the hottest day ol the
season in Laurens.
Mr. A. I'. Harris of Albeinarle. N. C.
is in the city for a lew days, visiting
his wife, who is at her father's. Mr.
b. (!. Halle, Sr.. home for tin- summer.
The pec j lc of Laurens w ho con
template visiting Henderson ville, N.
('., this summer will be glad to know
that Mrs. .). W. Clarke has removed
to that place and will open a high
class boarding house on Main street
lor the accommodation of summer
Misses Maude Culbertson ami Pau
line Nichols of Waterloo are (he guests
Ibis week of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph .1.
Mr. M. .1. Owings has been appoint
ed as receiver of the Farmers Oil mill,
located at Lanford Station, which re
cently went into bankruptcy.
Mrs. W. D. Sullivan of Tumbling
Shoals Is spending sometime at Shel
by. N. C. with her daughter. Mis. Al
Mrs. Albert C. Todd left last Friday
to attend the coibge commencement
Mrs. S. F. Honey returned Friday
Postmaster Ceo. s. McCravy re
turned Saturday from the Columbia
hospital, much improved in health.
Mr. McCravy underwent an operation
at the hospital some time ago. and
it is believed that he is now on the
rapid road to recovery.
Mr. Thos. Ib Drown, one of the
COUnty'8 progressive farmers, is at
the Columbia hospital this week for
surgical treatment. The character
of bis ailment, however, is not of a
serious nature, and he will be able
to return in a week or ten days.
Mr. .1. Cope Henderson returned
Sunday from Columbia where he
spent several days visiting his father
who is at the Columbia hospital.
Mrs. .1. C. Phil pot of Columbia is
visiting her mother. Mrs. G. F. Little, ?
near Sandy Springs.
Mr. J. F. Phil pot und son. Master
Nash Philpot, returned Monday from
Charleston where on Sunday they at
tended the- marriage of Mr. Philpot's
brother, Mr. Perry M. Philpot. to Miss
Nettie Lyon, daughter of the Rev, Mr.
-yon. The groom is a son of ('apt.
.1. M. Philpot of this c ity and belongs
to the Pili ted States navy, his present
assignment being at the Charleston
Mr. Jno. Wright will move in a few
lays into the newly-renovated house
belonging to Mr. w. l. Gray on
i liest.on street, next door to the
Mr. Win. Solomons, the jeweler who
is to open an establishment here in
the Darksdale building, arrived with
his family Monday afternoon. Mr.
Solomons will occupy a house on
Miss ToCCOn Cflllie lias alrlved home
from Cm verse college; however, she
expects lo leave in a short while for
a visit to Tennessee and Mississippi,
where she will spend the summer.
Col. J. w. Ferguson visited his son.
Mr. John Ferguson, at llarlsvllle last
.Mr. W. L. Doyd returned yesterday
from Savannah where he went us a
delegate to the general assembly of
the Southern Presbyterian church.
Mr. Claude Shell has returned from
a short stay in Atlanta.
ReV, J, D. Croat left yesterday after
nOOn lo attend a meeting of the board
of t r-.isteos of Lander colle ge at Green?
Misses France? Thames and Lila
Hart teachers of the Laurens mills
kindergarten, look their pupils last
Saturday on 010? plO?8BlH picnic
The merry crowd went to the beauti
ful grove up Little river where they
enjoyed a good romp, and where n
bountiful dinner was had.
Mr. 15. P. Ezell, a student of Pur
manman university, was in the city
for a short while last Thursday.
Mr. Forrest Lake, mayor of the city
of San ford, Pia., was in I.aureus last
week, the guest of his brother, Mr. T.
Mr. .i. Wells Todd. Jr., has returned
from Davidson college, where he was
graduated, receiving his diploma last
Dr. II. A. Mel,cod made a business
trip to Spnrtnnbiirg Tuesday.
Mrs. I!. C. Crisp and daughter. Miss
Helen, visited friends in Woodruff
Anderson & Hlakely have moved
their offices to the second floor of
the Todd building, over the Caine &
Pitts furniture store.
Misses Conic and Uosa Hart of
CokesbUry are in the city, the guests
of Airs. t). w. Bnbb.
Miss Lllller Stevens of Greenwood
visited Miss Binlly Meng this week.
At a congregational meeting last
Sunday. Rev. C. I'. Parker and Mrs.
c. io. Gray were elected delegates to
the convocation at Union this week.
Rev. C. Lewis Powler was in the
city .Monday afternoon enroute home
from Princeton where he preached on
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Fowler is ar
ranging a trip to the old country for
a party; they leave some time in De
Miss Meli Young who has been at
tending college in Virginia returned
to her home Tuesday.
Mrs. I.amar Smith and baby left yes
terday for a brief visit to relatives in
Miss Annie Chlldress returned last
Wednesday from Chicora college.
Mr. Samuel Fleming is at home for
the summer, having Completed his
year's work at Davidson college.
Miss Clara Wharton of Waterloo
was in the clt> on Tuesday.
Miss Prances Mae Thames leaves
Saturday for a short stay in Hon
dersouvllle, whence she goes to Mont
A Moqui Repartee.
A certain commissioner was given to
treating the Indians with a scorn they
did not deserve. One day as be sat
with a great chief in his tepee, smok
ing the pipe of peace, the chief enter
tained him with many quaint legends.
One of these dealt with a plague of
locusts, and the grim orator described
In flowery language how they had
swarmed over the land, eating every
herb p ereon leaf and blotting out
the llg. t o day for very number. Then
he concluded by remarking that It was
not until the medicine man made an
offering of a silver locust to the Great
Ppirli that the creatures disappeared,
and this they did swiftly and sudden
Loudly the commissioner laughed ?
the superstitious Indian to scorn.
"Do you mean to say you're such
fools as to believe that rubbish?" he
"Not much," replied the chief grave
ly, "or we would have offered the
Great Spirit a sliver paleface long
ago!" Philadelphia Telegraph.
Some women were discussing over
their afternoon tea the statement that
a man Is no more a hero to his wife
than to his valet. There seemed to las
no opposition to the Idea that a man'ii
servant did not appreciate him, but nil
stoutly maintained that their husband*,
were heroic In one way or another.
"My husband Is very heroic." said
Mrs. Black. "For instance, he will
give tip his visit to the club to play
jnc'kstraws with my old mother, and
Eberls his mother In-law, yen know."
"1 think i can beat that." remarked '?
Mrs. Gray. "When my milliner's quar
terly bill COtneS In my husband smiles
as he writes a check and never thinks
of looking at the items."
"I can give you a better example
than either of those!" exclaimed Mrs.
White. "When the morning paper
comes nt breakfast time my husband
always offers me the first reading of
An Informal vote awarded the last
speaker's husband the mcdnl for hero
Ism. Youth's Companion.
Manager Yon say this Is n play of
the slums. Is it a clean play? Author
?It couldn't bo c leaner. The hero Is
a white wings and the heroine Is a
washerwoman. Baltimore American.
Full of Mystery.
Doctor- Ami what did you eat for
dinner? Patient I can't tell you. Doc
tor You can't tell me? Patient No.
I ordered chicken croquettes ami mince
pie!?Tow u Topics.
Tommy?What Is a retainer, papa
"A retainer, my son. Is the money
people pay to us lawyers before we '
can do any work."
"Oh, 1 see. It's like those slot gaa
meters. The people have to pay their
money before the get any gas."?Tit
Keep us in mind for the best line
Of Freezers in different sizes, made of
the best quality of material and so
constructed that they will freeze fast
er and use less ice than any other
S. M. A E. H. Wllkes & Co.
When lambs are about four months
old. if intended for early market, they
should be pushed strongly on feed.
Me sure to see our line of Water
Coolers in different sizes before you
j buy elsewhere.
S. M. & B. II. Wllkes & Co.
% SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. J
Miss Annie Keith Savage of Walter
boro arrives in the city for a visit to
Mrs. S. K. Honey. On Tuesday of
next week Mrs. Honey and Miss Sav
age will go to Greenville to attend
the commencements In that city,
On last Friday afternoon Mrs. T. I).
Darlington was the charming hostess
to a number of her friends in honor
of her guests. Miss Lucy Darlington
of Allendale and Miss Li/.xie Glenn
The guests were received, and en
tertained OII the long cool veranda
where nine tables were arranged for
the game of progressive nations.
Many interesting and exciting games
were played, after which it was found
that Mrs. M. L. Copeland had scored
the highest ami was awarded by the
hostess a lovely bouquet of sweet peas
tied with white satin ribbon.
On arriving the guests were served
delicious punch by little Misses Clau
dia ami Lucy Vance, the handsome
daughters of Mrs. Darlington. And
later In the afternoon the young la
dies served refreshments, consisting
of strawberry Ice cream and cake.
Those invited were: Mesdaines
A. Dial Cray, J. B. Clary. Brooks Swy
gert, \V. H. Anderson. W. C. Irby. Jr..
J. II. Teague, H. K. Alken. J. J. Ad
ams. C. C. Featherstone. N. B. Dial.
W. H. Dial, M. L. Copeland. S. B.
Honey. J. O. C. Fleming, It. B. Cope
land, A. C. Todd, W. H. Washington.
W. I). Ferguson, R. F. Jones. A. H.
Sanders, W. It. Itichey. Jr.. J. D.
Watts. C. F. Rankin, P. A. Simpson.
W. L. Cray. B. P. MInter. B. L. Clar
dy. C. M. Miller. Fugene lludgens,
C. C. Albright. A. P. Harris. James
Powell, Lamar Smith, A. c. Haskell,
D. W. Cochrnne, John Hudgens, L. lb
Blnckwell and C. B. Gray; and Misses
WTIlou Cray. Willie Rice, Lllu Hart.
Beulnh Halle. Laura Barksdale, Em
ily Meng. Willie Jones, Mnyme Fer
guson, .lulia irby. Janete McFarland
ami Julia McFarland.
The young holies of the Mysterious
Twenty-two club were quite pleas
antly entertained by Miss I.alia Mae
Dial yesterday afternoon.
On Thursday of last week, at high ?
noon, .Miss Eliza Thompson Sullivan
and Mr. Mark Weaver Hellams were
united In marriage. Rev. ('has. P.
Rankin, pastor of the bride, perform
ing the ceremony. No cards were is
sued, consequently only members of
the immediate families were present.
The ceremony was performed at the
home of the bride's parents, Dr. and
Mrs. Clifton Jones, on South Harper
Btreet, immediately after which the
party went to the home of the groom's
mother, a few miles from the city,
where they were tendered a reception.
Mr. ami Mrs. Hellams will make
their home about three miles from
I.aureus, he being a most successful
planter. Mrs. Hellams. as Miss Sulli
van, was quite popular in Laurens,
where she enjoyed the friendship and
esteem of a large number of friends
and acquaintances who wish her all
happiness in her wedded life.
Cards of invitation have been re
ceived in Laurens to the marriage of
Miss Emma Blakely and the Rev. Ray
mond Alfred Young which will be
celebrated next Wednesday, June it,
in the Associate Reformed Presbyte
rian church. Ora, this county, the
home of the bride-elect's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. William Blakely.
? HI DUE TO LET,
The County Commissioners of the
counties of Laurens and Spartanburg,
S. ('. will on June 10th, 1909, at II
o'clock, a. in., at Rnoreo, S. ('., let to
the lowest responsible bidder the con
tract for building jli bridge known as
Knoree Bridge, over Knoree River.
All bids to be presented in the form
and manner required by said com
missioners and each bid to be accom
panied by certified check for $J??0.00
as guarantee that bidder will close
written contract and give satisfactory
bond in one half the contract price
within ten days from notice of award.
The right is reserved to reject am- or
II. I!. HUMBERT,
The County Commissioners of L.tu
rens County, S. C. will receive propo
sals, to he filed with the County Super
visor, until June V2, 1909, 12 o'clock,
in., for 1.nil,line, a dining room and
kitchen at the county jail. Contract
to he awarded to the lowest responsi
ble bidder. The right is reserved to
reject any or all bids.
H. B. IIUMBBRT,
43-3t. Supers h or.
Now is the time
J. ti. Minter cS: Bro.
the place for y;reat values
Special Values at
Special Sale of Odd Lot
J. E. Minter & Bro.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
For the next two weeks
We find in here many odd lots and broken sizes in various De
partments. We offer them for the next two weeks at very attrac
tive prices. You should see them before making your purchase.
Special Sale of Broken Lot
One lot of men's broken size odd lot suits,
value $18.50, 20.00 and 22.50, special at $14.99
One lot of men's broken size odd lot suits.
value 1.1.50, 15.00 and 16.50, special at 10.00
()ne lot of men's broken size odd lot suits,
value 10.00, special at 7.50
t >ne lot of boy's short pants suits, value 3.00
and 3.50, special at ^ 2.49
One lot of boy's short pants suits, value 2.50
and 2.75, special 1.98
One lot men's pants, value 3 50 ana 4 00,
special at 2.98
One lot men's pants, value 2.50, special at 1.98
A Great Line of New Things
in Lace Curtains.
We have just received, a large shipment of
novelties in Lace Curtains, including some special
styles in colored curtains. This whole lot is of
fered at prices that are very attractive and lower
than they have ever been offered before.
Speeial in Green Missionette Curtains, pair 98c
.Special in Green and Garnet Missionette
Curtains, pair $'-5?
One special lot 75c Curtains, pair 39c
One special lot #1.50 Curtains, pair <><vc
One special lot $3.00 Curtains, pair 2.50
Specials in Dry Goods Dept.
1 case Colored Lawn, value 8c, special at 5c yd.
1 case yard wide Percale, value 10c, special
at Cj^c yd.
2000 yards yard wide Sea Island, special at 5c yd.
Ladies' Bleached Vests, special at 5c
Good Hath Towel, special at 10c
.Special values in Ladies' Black Hose, per p air 1 (>c
The best 15c, two for 25c Ladies' Hose ever
offered?almost equal to a 25c number.
Shirting styles in Calico, special 4c yd.
40 inch Lawn, an extra value 10c yd.
Special lot Men's and Boy's Shirts at 25c
Don't fail to see our line of Ladies' Wash
Suits, Voile and Panama Skirts and Waists.
A good Silk Ribbon 10c yd.
A great lir.e of Men's Wash Ties 15c, 19c, 25c
Belts 25c and 50c
36 inch Panama, Special 25c yd.
Visit our store every day for next two weeks. Great values will
meet you and you will be more than satisfied with every
purchase made. With a cash purchase of $10.00 will give
you a large picture free or a set of Rodgers Silver
Plated Tea Spoons. We want your June business.
Give us an opportunity to show you.
See the Novel
ties in Colored
and $1.80 pair
J. E. Minter & Bro.