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( apt. J. Adger Smyth, Jr., Takes Furt}
to Helton, I'elxer, Green v 111 e utid
Last Wednesday u party from Lau
rens, consisting of Messrs. J. Adger
Smyth Jr.. T. B. Wallace, Thus. I.
Swy^ert and S. E. Honey, made a fine
automobile trip of 1U0 miles, going
through parts of Laurens, Qreenvllle
and Anderson counties. Capt. Smyth
was to attend a directors' meeting of
the Helton cotton mills at Hi o'clock
Wednesday, and the automobile route
was better than the train schedules;
so the trip was made In his Chalmers
Detroit, the now famous number III
that bus broken so many records and
nobody's neck. The others of the
party went along to enjoy the ride,
the scenery and Incidentally to watch
number 31 do some pretty stunts.
It was a beautifully clear day. crisp
and cold, just cold enough for an over
coat, to feel comfortable. The statt
was made from Main street at 8:40
in the morning, and 11:40 saw the j
party at the doors of the Helton mills
office. The three hours included a
stop of half an hour at the Helton
power house, a magnlflcent electric
plant on the Saluda river at Holllday's
bridge. The Helton and Wil Hants ton
mills are supplied with power from
this plant. On leaving Holliday's
bridge the roads were in excellent
shape and tine speed was made. The
worst roads of the entire journey were
in the vicinity of Flabun creek. O?
reaching Helton. Capt. Smyth at once
went into the directors' meeting, while
the others of the party were shown
over the mill by Superintendent Jos,
Hagwell. a brother of Chief W. S. Hag
well of this city. Mr. Hagwell was
especially kind and courteous and
BeeniPd to take much pleasure in en
tertaining the visitors. The party had
the pleasure of meeting Maj. Augus
tine T. Smythe of Charleston, ('apt.
Ellison A. Smyth of Greenville, Mr.
.lohn B. Adger of Helton, and Mr. Lew
is Hlake of Helton, secretary of the
mills and a brother-in-law of Capt.
.1. Adger Smyth. Jr. A pleasant half
hour was spent in Mr. Blake's home.
After spending three hours in Hel
ton, where dinner was gotten by all
the party except Capt. Smyth, who by
the way doesn't eat when on such a
trip and doesn't see how anyone else
wants to eat. the start was made for
Hrponvllle by way of l'elzer, Capt.
Smyth's former home. Here a stop
of about three quarters of an hour
was made in order to take a peep at
the famous l'elzer park, u pel scheme
of Capt. Smyth's, the care which
greatl) Interested him while residing
there. The party were agreeably sur
prised at what they saw, the park be
ing more than a credit to the village;
and, it may be remarked here that
there is no mill village in the state
j the equal of Pelzer?It is a little Low
! ell in itself. In the park were found
j un up-to-date skating l ink, with band I
stand and long rows of excellent seats;
ja swimming pool, canes of deer, par
rots, monkeys (Mr. Swygerl bad an
I interesting encounter with one of
j these), snakes, coons, foxes, and many
other animals The pari? is fitted with
electric lights and is illuminated
At (Ireenville. which was reached
about I o'clock, an hour and a half
I was spent, the party leaving for I.au
reus at 5:30, arriving at home at S
The trip was marred by no accidents
or unpleasant occurrences; the people
along the road were uniformly courte
ous and only a few stops were neces
sary to pass "scarry" people, the
horses ami mules not minding the ma
chine. Nine cases of ten || is the
people who get frightened and not the
animals. At Tumbling Shoals and at
Princeton a number of min kindly
gave road instructions, none of the
party being familiar with that country
Taken as a whole, die roads in I.an.
rens county were decidedly worse than
in the other two counties. The best
speed, as indicated by the speedouie- !
ter. was made between (ireenville and
Simpsonville on a beautiful stretch of
road, 35 miles an hour being regis
tered. The odometer showed the en
tire trip to be 100 miles.
('apt. Smyth is an unusually cour
teous driver; he never fails to choke
down his engine or stop when eltbei
people or animals seem to be fright
ened. The trip with him was a most
pleasant one. and not soon to be for
The State Fair.
The ?t?te fair is approaching and
preparations are being made for a big
ger fair than ever. The opening day
is November 1 and the fair will last
for six days. On November G Presi
dent Taft will visit Columbia and will
address those who are here then. The
address will be one of the features of
the fair and other attractions are: the
Clemson-Cnrolina football game, a
number of meetings of Importance,
and better entertainments than the
authorities have been abb* to secure
in any previous year.
* i.??i t. i a .?k.. k. *??. .. . .
AMONG THE EXCHANGES
JMr* * * - *? JMi ??
In Spite in* Mr. Hurley.
The Laurent) Advertiser continues
lio insist that llev. .1. I.. Ilnrloy is in
juring Hi" causo <ji* iirohibitlou. Well,
prohibition scoins to in- standing it
remarkably will. Spurlanburg Jour
The Methodist and Baptist ministers
in (Minton are discussing the proper
modi' of baptism. They might both
be more profitably employed. -New
Not So! Not So!
"The man who can run n newspaper
to suit everybody bus gone to heaven
long ago". Even so; even so. -l.au
Not so; not so. "The man who can
run a newspaper to sub everybody"
couldn't gel Into heaven If Ills life j
depended on it : for t<> stilt sonn- peo. 1
pie ho would have t<> do and say
things thai would render him a lit
subject for another place. -Newborry '
Oh Von, Hill.
Tlu? Times editor is honored with I
an invitation to lunch with President '
Tafl on the occasion of his visit to
Columbia Saturday. November I'db. i
but accompany jug the invitation is a
letter from the chairman of the invi
tation committee which says if the
aditor accepts the invitation he is re
ipiested to accompany bis acceptance
with a Check for $10. My. how gro
ceries hnve advanced, it is extremely
doubtful if (he invitation can be ac
cepted, as a ten dollar bill is a scarce
article with him just at this time.
However, he appreciates the Kind re
membrance, and will drink a silent
toast to the distinguished visitor, at
home.- Manning 'rimes.
Nut Vet, lint Soon Maybe.
"The man who can run a newspaper
to suit everybody has gone to heaven
long ago ". Even so; even so.?Lnu
rens Advertiser. Von are mistaken,
Brother Honey, we hnve not gone to
heaven yet. Anderson Mail.
The Laut ens Advertiser says it is
Impossible to run a newspaper to suit
everybody. Not at all; we've been
doing it for the past nine years.
IF Vor ARE PLUMB
Tilt KD <>F PLUMBING
that doesn't work or last try our kind.
VVo'll (five you a job that will prove
satisfactory or we won't charge you a
cent for it.
BETT Kit HAVE US OVERHALL
YOU It PLUMBING NOW
before winter shows up its defects in
ways you wont like. A little good
plumbing now may save you lots of
trouble and expense later on.
DoaK ? McHechnie
South Harper Street
Phone 292 Laurens, S. C.
p Wood's Descriptive Q
Fail Seed Catalog
now ready, gives the fullest
information ubout all
Seeds for the
Farm and Garden,
Grasses and Clovers,
Seed Wheat. Oats.
Rye, Barley, etc.
Also tells ull about
Vegetable & Flower Seeds
that can be planted in the fall to
advantage and probt, and about
Hyacinths, Tulips and other
Flowering Bulbs, Vegetable and
Strawberry Plants. Poultry
Supplies and Fertilixers.
Everv Farmer awl GRrdiuier ?liould
have tills catalog. It invaluable In
Its helpfulness and BiigRestlvo ideas for
a prolltablo and satisfactory Kami or
d'ardeii. Cat;i'o>jiie mailed free on
roqucst. Wrilo for it.
I T8 W. WOOD ft SONS, J
Seed ".men. - Richmond. Vn.
A Check Account
Because the probability of error is almost
eliminated. Should an error occur, it is sine to be
noticed and your attention called to it.
This is seldom the case when you are paying
out the cash. An error in a cash payment usually
calls for an argument.
A check account with this bank will
Complete your record,
Systematize your business.
THE BANKS'" LAU RENS
L AU RENS, S ,C, .
The Bank for Your Savings.
We have opened an Automobile Repair Shop, and
are carrying a hill line of supplies, ami can take care
of your work promptly.
We an- also doing Iilectric Wiring and have a full
line of supplies on hand.
We guarantee all work and solicit a share of your
Swygert & Teague
Laurens, S. C.
South Harper Street, Near Gray's Lumber Yard
Copyright iv<?; br Him icbtrTnfi A- Mnn
Cold weather is here. Buying time is now at hand, you should
visit fribble Clothing Company and let your wants be known.
We can please you and save you money in anything in Men's and
Boy's Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Underwear, IHtc.
Regal Shoes for Ladies
Just received a new and
up-to-date line of Ladies'
Shoes in 1-1 sizes, in Gun
Metal, Vici Kid and Patent
Leather, $3.50 and $4.00.
Let us show you.
Regal Shoes for Men
Can fit any fool;and if you
want, a comfortable Shoe
the Regal $3.50, $4.00, $5.00.
Hart Schaffner &
Its worth more than it
cost to he well dressed,
clothes don't make the man
hut they have a good deal to
do with it $l8.O0 to $27,50
If its a Suit that you want let us show
Hart Schaffner & Harx
Suit, they fit, they wear, will hold their
shape antl always look well $18 to$27.50.
in the second place the fabrics in all of
these clothes are absolutely all wool.
For men and young men, for quiet taste
in style and for the sporty chap who
likes to put on style, we can please all.
I f you want to save money
on your Boy's Clothing visit
Tribble Clothing Company.
Suit $1.00 to $7.50
Aees 3 years to 17.
Overcoats for Men
Any size, any price, Blacks,
Grays and Tans.
Coats for Boy's $3.50 up.
Coats for Men $6.00 to $16.50
When in town let us show
There's a Hat here for
every shape face in Black,
Tan and Plum. All one
Remember our door swings on just as welcome hinges to the looker as does to the buyer
TRIBBLE CLOTHING CO.
O The Up-to-Date One Price Clothiers. Laurens, South Carolina 15