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TRIBUTE TO MEMORY
OF MRS. BIGHAM
Mountville People Mourn
Following is a tribute to the memory
of Airs. Ruth Crisp Blgham, written by
ji friend In this county:
Mrs. Hnth (.'. Blglinm.
She was the talented and cultured
daughter of Mr. M. B. Crisp of Mount
ville, and here she spent her child
hood and girlhood days. Her educa
tion was finished at Chicora college,
Greenville, s. C. We think of her as
Bhe was a little more than a year ago
a fair young girl, loved by all who
kll 'W her best, ami admired by others
for her dainty mace and girlish beau
ty. Then came to her the experience
I bat comes to many a girl before she
fairly blossoms into womanhood that
Of marriage. So she nave up all that
si e Pad hitherto held dear in life to
follow her husband into a new. un
known and untried world. This is
I ? common lot of woman, but she
bravely pushed out her little bark
> the great sea of uncertainty, with
heart full of love and trust.
A year passed by. und what it
I) ought to Kuth of joy and sorrow, of
pleasure nhd phill, she alone knew.
A month or two ago she was here in
hor home town visiting her relatives,
and I' vv*,s n real joy t.? her many
i lends to have lo t- in their midst
; gain. And now, (inly a few weeks
i; ici'i tit*- wind.? community is shocked
id grieved beyond measure by the
i . ; tii her sudd: a and t rngle death;
teems si I alii
|: -vahle that I ? i
I ItUtifttl yoilllg i 1 wife should llUVfl
< losed in s'i? Ii :i horrible manner.
To all Who knew her. it Is uveii Uli
:' Inknble Uiai ttiij deed of her.-, could
i .er l.fi'orod. as even the shadow
t>: exc use or provocation; tor this m?sl
Bvory lleurl goes out in deepest sym
ji thy to llio bertiiived family. It is
till a mystery. The reports give ho
reason for her starting ofl under !!)??
. hadow of night- Many byes are
bathed in tear.- as we 11.ink of this
?! ar, timid little woman hurrying mi
through the misty shadows, ami the
muzzle of a threatening gun pressing
Doos our faith in the eternal good
ness and justice almost waver in the
face of this calamlt) which is beyond
<mr power to understand? Let us
remember that "whether we live or
whether we die. we are the Lord's."
We cannot understand why so dark
it chasm lay In her path -why she was
plunged forward by brut- force; but
v.e may rest assured that she iv.u lied
the other side in safety, and is still in
Cue care of her heavenly Father whom
we may safely trusl to guide her up
ward and onward throughout eternity.
She was not so Ion? in the valley of
the shadow the eternal morning was
dawning for her. We love to think,
loo, thai sin- was received there in
the loving embrace of the same dear
mother whose arms first received her
liny form so tenderly, when she en-'
tered the earth life. Surely the joy
of the new life more than com pen
Hates for all she may have missed of
earth. We cannot Imagine her looking
back with regret only going forward
to higlu r and bettor things. She has
lost nothing. All the sweetness of her
character ami goodness of her heart
are hers still: all the spiritual attain
ments she had gained hero are hers
Lei all who loved her rejoico even
in their sorrow :.i: 1 know through
ftiiih that a nuntlo <>:" Infinite love and
"Weep'.m hu'tj cii (tiro for :i riight. hut'
Mils, h U K ;? V.MPTON nun r.
Sad Dentil in' Former Laiirciis Lndj at
(jlustoitin, v <.
Mr. I.uther a. M Cord received ;i
te" gram Frida', aft rnoon from Gas
la. N C. announcing the death that
of his niece Mrs. Kate He nipt on
l? who hud been seriously III only
e v -lay,. Mr. McCord returned
troday fro.a a visit to Mrs. I'oo'.e
i.i.i on PHriay the gad Intelligence
came that She had pas.-ed away. Oh
Saturday he went up for the funeral
-.vhicii was held fit Gastonia Sunday
Mrs. Pools was tho eldest daughter
Of Mr. and Mrs, -I M. Hampton who
were residents of Laurens until a few
years ago, find it was here that the
?ubject of this notice spent her child
bo ,J and grew into young woman
hood, admired and loved by s\ll who
knew her. Ten years ago she was
mnrrtod to Mr. W, II. Coole of North
Carolina. She leaves, be.il.lo3 her hus
band, five children, the youngest an
?-?*nnt only two or three weeks o J,
vVe now have on our sample floor
* * line of Coal and Wood Heaters In
?different stytes and sizes. Before you
)?uy be sure to let us show you our
1 ne and quote yon prices.
S. M. ft B. H. Wllkes ft Co.
K JOE HILL A NO THE SNAKES ?
? By W. D. S. ?
Years ago. the making of homo made
jeans clothing was un important
Industry of this country; many farm
ers kept a few sheep for their wool,
which was Bpun Into wool rolls l>y ma
Joseph Hill put up wool cards at the
place known as the Burnt factory, and
made rolls which were spun into
thread on hand spinning wheels, wove
into cloth on hand looms and cut into
garments and sewed up by the good
women of the land. Hill was running
his cards one night when the machine
ry suddenly stopped: the water cls
tem had sprung a leak. He went af
ter t. carpenter to repair damages.
"t.'ncle John, you must come down
and nail up my water cistern, for I
am afraid the snakes will bite me*'.
"Why. Uncle .lohn. I have been down
there and looked around 1 did not
see a snake, but I saw plenty of spot- '?
In his Irish simplicity be thought j
the moccasin snakes were eeis.
On another occasion he came Into
dinner, hot ami tired and lay down on
?he lloor fiat of his back, and unbut
toned his shirt collar to cool off. A
black snake was Crawling over the'
loose boards in the loft above him: it
lost Its hold and fell right int.. Joe's
naked bosom. !!?* grabbed up shirt. |
snake and all together, and called out;
"Bun here, quick, mother, with the
scissors and >;*iit my shirt open1 Iii
the back". \Vhl< h she did, hud do ?
threw shirt an i shake out laid the
? : the f.r.-t 1
I a en'
cardhijt n ill. !
11 hi.UN N K WS 1 R(?l KKOM.
Personal News Vboul Kkom People
and Tlltdr Friends.
Kkom. Sept. 13.?The crops are still
suffering i?>r rain in this sec;inn.
There ha> bei li a lot of sickness in
the it dghborhood. but nil are better at
.Miss Kddle Cooper, who htid the
misfortune to gel her arm broken last
week, Is getting on as well as could be
Mrs. Lldle Watktns and daughter.
Ruth, of I.aureus spent a day or two
last week with Mr. T. J. Culbertson's i
Mr. ami Mrs. R. T. J. mied-.? spent
Sunday with Mrs. .lane Cooper and:
fa mil v.
Mis* Myrtle Culbertson and Mrs. |
Jennie Hamilton and baby spent Fri
day night with Mrs. L. c. Culbertson.
Mr. Marvin Coley and family spent
Saturday night in this section.
Mr, and Mrs. I.. ('. Culbertson and
children spent Sunday with Or. Coop- ,
er .and family.
Mi.-s Kula Culbertson and brother .
are visiting relative.- in the commu
Miss Compton of Coronacn is teach
ing a music class here.
Br. A. B. Lnngston To Preach.
Dr. A. H Lnngston will preach tit
New Prospect church next Sunday
(3rd) morning and at the First Bap
tist church at Lnurcns the same night. :
Very likely this will be the last Sun- 1
day that he will spend in this state
sbvei'al years, as be will h ave the
following week for Kentucky and
thence In h few day* i<. hi? J.tnerlo
S I'A'I VMS I
Of t' ( ! e Etlon oi i in Hank <>: t n?>?
II II. ! edited Hi i runs Hill, >. t .. >i1
lltr t lose of Uuslnoss Sept. ft, 1"?:'. j
Loans nr. 1 Discounts .. 27 I
Overdrafts. 1.2:51.90 ;
I'.auking House. I i25U . 21
Furnitur i and Fixtures... 77
I ate frolh Bahkd : a 1 Trust
Sliver find other Coin .... 469.89 |
Capital Stock Paid In.. .. $j:..0';?"?.oo
Undlt Ided Profits, loss Cur
rent Kxpcrtsos and Taxes
Individual Deposits BUbject
to Check. 16.662 . 10
Tim ? Certificates of Deposit 20,134.36
Cashier's Chcclw. C?.OC
Hills Payable, including
Certificates for Money
Stftte of South Carolina
County of Laurens. 89.
Before me came K. ft. Basor. Cashier
of *he above named bank, who, being
duly sworn, Bays that the ahovo and
foregoing statement Is a true condi
tion Of ??ild hank, as shown by the
boots 1 id b.nk.
K. B. RASOR.
Swo'-n |o and subscribed before tne,
this 11th I / of Sent.. IS 9.
J, K. Iranian,
Notary Public. S. C.
Corrc * st: iV, C. Rasor, J. H.
Miller, K. M. 11 111 Oboe tors.
IS API'OI.M K? JUDGE.
.\ephew of Maj. W. A. Watts (ircult
Jndge in Mississippi.
News has been received In the city
to the effect that Mr. ?Thos. H. Bar
rett. Jr., of Gulfport, Mississippi, has
been appointed judge of the second
judicial district of that state. Many
people In Laureus will be interested
in this Intelligence, owing to the fact
that Mr. Barrett Ih a nephew of Maj.
W. A. Watts of this city, and spent
many of his early years here.
Judge Barrett is the sou of Mr. T. H.
Barrett of Mississippi, his mother be
ing Miss Elizabeth Watts before her
marriage, a sister of Maj. W. A. and
Judge H. ('. Watts of this county.
In 1S94. Mr. Barrett studied law in
Judge Watts" oftlcc here, later pursu
ing ids studies in th" office of Col. X
B. Dial. After graduating in law at
the t'nlverslty of Mississippi, he be
gan the practice of law in Gulfport.
He received his appointment us judge
on Saturday. September f?tll.
Judge Barrett's many friends here
will be pleased to learn of this high
honor, received at the age of thirty
five: he has a brilliant future before
MOUXTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.
Session Opens Today Under Auspl
Mountville. Sept. 6.?The Mountvllle
higli school wilt begin Its next session
Wednesday, lath Inst.. The teacher*
for this session are W. P. Culbertson,
Misses Marie Stokes. Frankle Culbert
son and Mary Martin. New patent
desks sufficient to equip all the rooms
and a new supply of blackboards have
been ordered and are expected in a few
Mr. James Mitchell of (tonen Path
has b^en spending several days with
his brother. Rev. B. P. Mitchell, re
turning home today.
Mr. S .J. Rasor spent last week at
Stomp Springs recuperating from a
The revival meeting at the Baptist
church closed Sunday night. Rev. L.
R. White of Parksville did some able
preaching during the week.
Mrs. Robert Bryson of Clinton Is
visiting relatives here.
See the bargains we are offering in
solid Oak beautifully finished Bed
Room Suits In different designs and
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
Social Erents at Clinton.
Clinton. Sept. 14.?Mrs. Whitman
Smith entertained in honor of her
guest. Miss Ada Des Champs of Suni
ter. Mrs. J. A. Bailey entertained the
Friendly Dozen Book club. Miss Mar
garet Carrott gave a very pleasant
party before going to the country to
begin her school at Roekbrldge. A
party of young people drove out to
Mr. John C. Davis's to met the visit
or* there and enjoy the scuppernongs
for which the Davis place Is famous.
About eighty young people enjoyed a
ntraw ride to Hurricane on the eve
ning of the first and observed with
great interest the eclipse of Mars.
Mrs. E. II. Hall has issued invitations
to a party in honor of her sister. Miss
Edna Shockley of Spartanburg. The
Jacobs family have enjoyed a series of
dinners and other entertainments re
cently in honor of the visiting rela
tives from Nashville. Dr. and Mrs.
Chas. Little and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Sperry and family. Mr.
and Mrs. K. H. Burr. Mrs. Little
and Mrs. Sperry are sisters of Dr. Ja
cobs, and Mr. Burr is a brother of
Mr.t. J. D. Jacobs. They return to
Nashville this week.
Value of Buildings $250,000
There is plenty of food for
thought tn these figures. Sup
pose you had a fire, could you
rebuild with your insurance
money? Better look into the
matter and aee where you stand.
If it is more insurance for you,
then see me and get the best to
be had. My companies have
over $16,000.000.00 and are ab
J. J. Adams
at Bank of Laurens
Back from the North with plenty of real
nice goods and the prices are certainly
right as you will readily see by the
following prices and the quality
of the goods.
Specials for Saturday
Yard wide Sea Island, yd. .05
The prettiest Sea Island in
this town, bought to sell
at 10c yd., but it is y<>urs, f\Q
special, yd. ?VrO
Heavy Cotton Flannel .05
(rood Cotton Flannel 6/^2
Extra Cotton Flannel .08j
The very heaviest at 10c,\ 2/^J
Outing, yd. only #05
Outing, yd. only .08]
The very best Outing only .10
Large line of Flannelett3
and Suitings, all beauti- 4f\
ful patterns, yd. ? I"
See that 25c Dress Goods . \ 5
Dress Goods, per yd. only .25
The greatest selection in
the city l<> go at this Efk
price, pel-yd. only
Bed Ticking, per yd. only .05
A. C. A. Ticking, the best
feather ticking on the
market, per yd. only
Andrescoggin and Fruit of
the Loom Bleaching that | r\
is out of sight, per yd. ? I"
Here is a snap that I just pick
ed up and it will not last at the
price I name but one day, so
1C00 yds. Calico, per yd. .03
1000 yards White Homes- (\ ^
pun, yd. wide, per yd. ? viO
The Notion Department is jtist full
of fat things, so come in and got some
of them while they are fresh. Too
numerous to mention. Just come.
We have them from the very
lowest in price to the best, and the
quality is a'.! (>. K,
Saturday Olily we will put in a
pair of hose with eve:;, pair of shoes
from $i.oo up.
The 5 and lOcts Store
is full of bargains, we cannot mention
the articles, but come and see. I want
your business and If the tight prices
and the quality in goods count for
anything I wi'.l furnish both.
Yours for Business