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LAURI-NS. S. C. N0VEMHER 2L 1909.
(JIVE Til INKS.
In accordance with a custom of more ]
than a hundred years standing, one
?day in the year, in the harvest Hum.
is set apart tor a day of general
thanksgiving to Almighty Clod, our |
benefactor. This : ear. Thursday of j
This week has beet, dij :. iiated i>. n.? ?
president of the t'nited Stal >s and the
governors of the various states.
The proclotuntioji Issued by Clove:--'
*tor Ansel of South Carolina i.- as fal
"Another year has rolh d around and
another mile stone in the computation
of time has been reached and we come
oncoagain to the harvest time and the
day of thanksgiving, in conformity,
therefore, to the long established ami
beautiful custom of observing this one
day as a dav of thankfulness ami joy. j
1, M. F. Ansel, governor of the stat.>
ni Ho.ith Carol Inn, do hereby designato i
ami appoint Thursday, the 25th day o
.November. A. P. 1000, as a day of gen- \
oral than kg h lug.
"The people of South Carolina have
many things to be thankful for. 'Ine
fields have yielded their fruit in good
measure: v\,- have been spared from
pestilence and famine: we have hail no
epidemics of sickness; we have had
peace with all nations ami a fair te
turn for all our labors. We should he |
thankful also for the full measure of !
iVCligloUs liberty that we enjoy ami j
thai we can 'worship Ood under our I
own vine and II? tree with none lo
molest or make us afraid."
"Let all the people, therefore, put
.aside for the day their usual work. ;>s
SCmblc in their churches, as well as in
their homes, and give thanks to Cod
.for his many tokens of love and kind
ness to us as a people and as a State.
Let uss not forget the poor and the
needy and the various orphanages with
in the State where the fatherless and
motherless are cared for. but let us re
member them in our prayers as well as |
with our means, tool thereby bring a
little sunshine into their lives. Let us '
ah.o pray for a continuance of Cod's
grace ami gooduess to us in the com
Let the people of Laurens county
observe the day. It is primarily a day
<>]' religious rites and ceremonies, de
signed for praise and thanksgiving to
the Creator ami Preservor of the uni
VOrso On this occasion it behooves
i)9 to recall the many blessings that
Lave I.n Oltra during the past twelve
months; to reckon the peace ami hap
piness that have attended our ways! to
be mindful of the man I fold kindnesses
(hat have been bestowed upon us. and
to r< Uder thanks .or all to Fie diver
of all good things.
We would especially urge our people
,to remember the orphan- on this day
of gladness and joy. The lot of these
lias not been so pleasant and bright as
that of most of us; they have been de
prived, through providential means, of
the love ami care of parents, the great
est loss that can befall boy or girl.
Do something Thursday to make happy
one orphan, no matter who or where.
If every man in Laurens county who ;
Ik able to do so. will give something,
no matter how little, there will be
?cvcral thousand happy children In
South Carolina tomorrow.
The day is for thanksgiving; let us
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don't stop my PAPER.
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inr*, how are we expo ted to do busi
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I lions now; this week, if possible.
Inning these lew days, their renew als
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apt -c late it.
Here is a little poem, bearing mi
the subject of subscriptions that may
interest our readers:
"Don't stop my paper, editor.
Hun t strike my name off yet;
You know (ho cash com" slowly,
And the dollars are hard to get;
But tug a little harder
Is what 1 mean to do,
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Muollgh for nil' an I > oil.
I can't afford to drop it
At d l hud it doesn't pay
To do w it bout > our paper,
Kvcti i! others may.
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To give me theirs to loan.
They don't say. but they moan i: :
"Why don't you got your own?"
We do not want to stop It.
Or seem to be unkind.
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l'i til jno saved the dimes
I'm nn b> Summ,, don't you Know.
With a purely legal shout.
Has said unless you pa> us.
We ..ill have to eut you out."
Are you a newspaper borrower'.' if
so. shame on you!
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DlSiU'STKI), OP rOl'KSK.
While, in our opinion, the concert by
Miss Mabel McKinley ami company on
last Wednesday evening was nothing
extraordinary, it was considerably
above the average musical entertain
ment heard in I.aureus, and deserved
a respectful hearing at least. This
was not accorded by the audience that
assembled, expecting, we know not
There were a grout many people
there Wednesday evening who. of
course, appreciated tho performance.
They went expecting to hear idassieal
music; they heard it. rendered in very
acceptable manner although many of
them have doubtless heard better.
These enjoyed the program as best
they could under the very trying cir
cumstances; trying, because of the
aoiso that was kept up almost Inces
santly. There was scarcely a number,
but what was materially interrupted
by some one moving about, talking, or
laughing. Ill-bred, of course. The
pert,.rtners could not be expected to
put any feeling or enthusiasm in their
music, which was being listened to by
aa ..i dler.co which they knew w is un
uppreolatlve?the audience is judged
by Its striking characteristics and the
noise and inattention were decidedly
the most noticeable facts of last Wed
nesday evening. Of course, the three
performers were disgusted: they
showed it on their faces, ami we didn't
The occupants of the galley, few in
number, true, soon vacated, their ex
pectations for a musical comedy, or a
minstrel show being disappointed; and
they loft while some especially soft
or beautiful piece of IUlls|o was being
played. And some of the people in the
pit were no better; they discovered
something funny in their surroundings
at odd times ami "hinted out"; or they
decided they had to talk about the
"babies at home" or how to make
(|lllnce preserves. All of which usu
ally conies under the bead of bad man
If G, II. Southern or Julia Marlow*'
were to appear in the I.auretis city
opera house, we wonder how they
would be received; ves, wo wonder.
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THE SCHOO!. TEACHER.
There are some very fine school
teachers in l.nurons county, and they
possess tho sweetest tempers imagin
able. We can Just picture them, In
our mind's eye. contending with the
many problems and annoyances that
greet them every day. We have
taught school too. hence our sniypathy
with those of the profession. A great
many funny things occurred while we
! were teaching "tho young Idea how to
shoot" and wo enjoyed them to the
full. In fact, we believe that a school
teacher thoroughly alive to all that is
Interesting and funny in life can get
?more genuine enjoyment out of the in
cidents that occur dav after ilav than
any other person In any profession.
Just think of what a laugh you might
have had if you had received tho fol
"Pardon nie for calling your atten
, tion to the fact that you have pulled
Johnnie's right oar until it Is getting
I longer than the other. Please pull
tlio left ear for a while and oblige
his mother". How delirious! How
kind aad considerate: This really hap.
But. la the v trnaoular of the street,
thai ail) t nothill' to this on-? received
by a lady toachor some time ago. This
good teacher aad good cause for com
plaint. Johnti> had .1 goat, and John
ny diil love to rid'- that goat every
morning bet?re he came to school; aad
Johnny never changed his trousers,
commonly known as "pants" before
he came to school. The teacher and
I all the other pupils could a!! ''hear"
Johnny coming (you know :hai goats
are a very odoriferous animal*. So
the teacher wrote a very kind note to
the mother of youthful Johnny ro
q.testing that he he required to change
his ' breeches'' bi fore Coming to school
jis the goal odor was not at all pleas
ing. Well. lo. and behold, our good
teacher received the following note
from the very matter-of-fact parent;
Dear Ma'am: Johnny ain't got but
one pair of pants, and besides he ain't
no rose anyway, and besides that.
Johnny is Sent to school to '?e learnt
and not .-melt".
Just what the teacher thought and
said we cannot tell; we left Jll3t about
that time. This did pot happen in
1 .aureus county.
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?? nip. sen ience of the court".
Some recent sentences Imposed in
the various courts in South Carolina
furnish food for thought. So much is
being said about the Undings of furies,
that we seem to forget the sentences
that follow the conviction-.
in the case of "Peg-leg" Hughes,
who killed a white man. the sentence
of the court was that the negro be
con(Ined to tin' state penitentiary for
'he remainder of his natural life. The
evidence showed that Hughes' Victim
had come to his house for immoral
purposes, had beat the defendant, the
wounds still being on his body.
Thos. Dndgett, who shot and killed
.1 neuro woman, was sentenced to
serve a term of ten years in the state
w. p.. Avant and c. c. Bigham, for
the killing of a white woman, the wife
of the latter, were given three and
one-half years each.
A negro man. in the Spni'tanburg
court last week, was given a sentence
of live years for stealing some leather
belling. Another negro, for stealing
a horse was given a term of live years.
Circumstances, of course have great
intluence on the sentences imposed.
The circumstances in each of the a
hove-inentioned cases are an interest
ing study, the conclusion of which Is
the simple, yet complex interrogation
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the shadow of a six.
There is a little town, let us say
in Tasmania (we believe that is suf
ficiently remote to render a word of
criticism perfectly safe and free from
immediate danger of an assault i where
tin* members of the ladies' clubs are
very particular about the games in
which they indulge. Indeed, they are
extremely guarded, avoiding the least
semblance of wrongdoing. Cards, reg
ular playing-cards, they abhor: the
things are outlawed. Why? Sie h an
outrage could not be permitted; vis.
ions of razors and English "bull-dogs"
accompany these instruments of the
And yet. these holies of the dear Hi
lle town in Tasmania mast have n
musement; the heavy hours must be
whlled away in some manner ami bj
some means. So the ingenious minds
of some got busy and a clever play
was devised. The game of "nations"
was invented; possibly it has been
heard of in I.aureus and Clinton: it
recently broke out in a very mild form
at IMb-nton. a small town on the All
gUSta-Heatlfort road. These delightful
little cards are so dainty and so neat;
on one suit are artistic pictures of In
dians these represent Hie Anlerican
"nation". The ace for this suit is a
very line map of America, so instruc
tive, so elevating; the king Is repre
sented by a big Indian chief, so awe
inspiring, so majestic; and the queen
is an Indian squaw, so queen-like, so
interesting. And then the African
"nation" Is represented by specimens
of Its rulers and little thatch-roofed
huts and so on. Asia and Huropo com
plete the suits.
How fine! The cards are so instruc
tive; the ladles ponder over them so
Studiously; they learn so much of the
world's geography. It was really a
happy Idea, and the originator Is in
deed a benefactor to mankind, or at
least the female branch of It.
How is the game of nations played?
Oh. that's very easy! Of course, they
all know hOW to play old fashioned
whist. Yes. Well "nations" Is
played exactly the same way; in fact
nations has been called Presbyterian
whist. Just why we cannot say. So
far as our knowledge extends the la
dles of Presbyterian Inclination have
not betrayed any more weakness along
this line than others; however, our
limited acquaintance with customs in
this Tasmnnian town may have de
ceived us. Yes. it Is just like whist; the
only difference Is In the kind of cards
Why do the Indies prefer to use a
I very cheap kind of card-hoard to the
regular playing-card, which is of much
superior quality. Oh. because nations
is so Instructive, ami Incidentally he
cause their religious allltiattons do not
admit It : the rules of their church pro.
hiblts or advises very strongly against
the use of can!.-. So the good ladies
must, of course, must not violate the !
mandates of their churches or offend
their consciences. Hut they do want'
to (day Whisti they love it. Hence, the
very Ingenious substitute?and s?bt? r
Poor deluded creatures: They are,
balking at the shadow of .< sin nor the '
a.; admits consciousness of wrong"
ami yet committing the sin itself. The
disgraced playing-card Is outlawed ?
lifeless, unoffending cardboard, but
the ladies still play whist. Is the
harm in the card Itself? it seems to I
be, for have not these good women by
their acts declared it so? There is no
harm In whist Itself; no. not at all.
The fault is with the card. The game
is precisely the same; no harm in the
We will not enter here into a discus
sion of the right or wrong of cards:
they have proved decldely hurtful to
many people; to others, they have not
But card games are card games, and
our point is simply that, no matter the I
exact nature of the card employed, if
the game is wrong and sinful, then
those who Indulge are guilty of sin.
Our dear friends in Tasmania, seem to
be conscious of wrong in whist playing
for they have discarded the game, and
yet they play whist by subterfuge.
They object to the shadow, but revel
in the pleasures of the reality. Con
sistent? Well, not much.
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Out In Kansas last week, eleven
thoassand chickens were destroyed by
tire. An I thus it is proved that tires
are close competitors to Methodist
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We beg of our people not to forget
Thorn weil orphan ige tomorrow.
There are those there who will appre
ciate a kindness.
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The most remarkable piece of news
that we have stirred up recently was
contained in the headline of an article
in an old copy of The Advertiser, it
said: "Bryan Not A Candidate."
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P.ig hats in church have been con
demned by the Baptist women in re
cent convention. Very good. But why
deprive the dear c reu tu res of all the
enjoyment in attending Sunday morn
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Love may make the world go round:
but it usually makes the lover go flat.
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Watch for It: some day there will
he a belt line taking in Cnlon. Spart
tinburg. Greenville. Anderson and
Laurens. Yes even Cnlon will get In.
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The other day a Missouri woman
married a man who eats tacks, nails,
tin cans etc. Her job. as eook. is what
might be termed a cinch.
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The man who designed last year's
huts for women was at the time on a
big spree: he had the nerve to design
this year's styles while sobering up.
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Laurens comity cannot afford to dil
ly-dally in the matter of our confeder
ate monument; let's raise the money
now; why wait?
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Kvery man, Woman ami child in Lau
rens county has something for which
to he thankful. Think it over tomor
row, and give thanks.
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What is (he matter with our coil
temparary, the Woodruff News and
Herald? What i- the game? We no
tice that its edltOI'iad page is headed
with this very slglliflclnnt couplet:
"Oh what a tangled web we weave.
When first we practice to deceive."
Better cut it out. brother.
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Is there money in raising hogs?
.lust ask Mr. P. P.. Bailey and T. .1.
Weathers about it. And furthermore,
just read what these two men made
on some sales last week. Mr. Bailey
sold $42S worth of hog flesh last Sat
urday -not a bad day's work. Why
depend on one poor crop, which is
likely to fail, when moro money may
be made in other directions?
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Think of it: eating at the banquet
table in Charleston with the presi
dent of the I'nited States one even
ing and then in a Columbia restaurant
the next morning. Horrors of mid
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The bird shooting season is on. but
people ought not to kill the game just
for the fun of It.
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The melancholy days are hero--for
those who sold cotton at ten cents.
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There is a flag over at the new
graded school building; In case you
do not see it on top of the building,
where you will naturally look, glance
down to Hie side; It's there all right.
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In the course of a criticism of
tho special newspaper correspondents
who accompanied President Taft oa
this southern tour, The Greenville
News says: ?during the president's
visit to Charleston the half dozen or
more special correspondents who ac
companied him made themselves very
stares and not one of them appeared ,
at the banquet given that night In
honor <>i" the president."
You are (put- mistaken, Brother
Branson. Mr. R. T. Small, of the;
Associated Press was present lit the
Charleston hau.tuet seated ut the
south table. The A. P. is always on
Business methods <>n the farms?
Head the article oh another page
Which tells about Mr. F. .1. Leonard of
Woodruff and see what he is doing on
his farm. Read the article; it may |
be of vast value to you.
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Who is the greatest living South
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Those Abbeville holies: Now we
would have given six mouths' growth
to have seen them last Saturday at the
dispensary auction. Of course they
bought only cooking sherry, as The
Medium says. Yes. they will need it.
because Christmas is coming: and then
the Methodist conference meets there
in a few days. We can just picture the
scene there on Saturday, when :h<>>e,
women were bidding against each oili
er for their "cooking sherry". The
Abbeville Medium says:
"The drouth" will not hi4 fdt for
some time as most persons laid i:i a
supply of drinkables which would last
a reasonably moderate man at least
until after the Christmas holidays.
The sherry wine went off like hot
cakes, the ladies in town getting
enough for cooking purposes to last
for the next year or two."
Wise and sagacious, ye women of
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A floating debt Is not necessarily an
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Illinois physicians are much per
turbed over a case in which a man's
heart is encased In a bony growth.
That's nothing: we've seen lots of
women whose hearts were encased
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Of course, the Spartanburg Journal
has the right to say what it pleases,
but that does not make it's utterances
in good taste. Our friend, the Ander
son Daily Mail admistered a well-de
served rebuke a few days ago. for The
Journal's harsh criticism of Capt. W.
H. Gonzales. Criticism is all right, but
when it sinks to the level of mean, cut
ting Instinuations, not even based on
fact, it is an offense to the ethics of
(? A 11 DM KU L. I)AVIS IS DF. AD.
L'x-t'oin'errrate Soldier and Good Citi
zen of the Ora Section.
The Rev. W. 1). Hammen was called
out to Langston church Saturday af
ternoon to conduct the funeral of Mr.
Gardner L. Davis whose death occured
Friday about one o'clock.
Mr. Davis was sick at his home near
Ora for several weeks, but his condi
tion was not considered critical until
a few days before his demise, lie was
an ex-Confederate soldier, a member
of Langston P.nptist church and a most
highly esteemed citizen.
The deceased was a native of Cl'OSS
Keys. I'tlion county. After his mar
riage to Miss Alice SextOII of Cross
Keys, he removed to Ohio when' he
resided until about fifteen wears ago
when he returned and located in Lau
retta county. Besides his wife. Mr.
Davis is survived by several Children,
among them being Rev. .1. 0. Davis.
Messrs Walter. Jason, and Lander Da
vis. Mrs. Fit/.hUgh Donnan and Mix
J. W. Payne&Co's.
Don't forget we have a
very complete line of the
best of the seasons goods
that are absolutely fresh.
Full line Citron, Crystal
ized Orange and Lemon
Peal, Figs, Raisins, Currants,
Pulverized Sugar and a big
line of Nuts and Cranberries,
Miuee Meat and Plum Pud
ding. We also have a full
line Salad Dressing and all
other things nesessary to
make your Thanksgiving
J. W. Payne & Co.
The Cash (ffocei s.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale One house and lot in town
of Mountvllle. will sell for cash or
exchange for farm property. Also
several houses and lots in city of
Laurens. and quite a number of farm
lands very cheap. Call on Anderson
& Blukely If you need any properly
or have any to sell.
Cabbage Plants -SOO.i. Wakeflel 1
and Harly Jersey Wakefield Cabbag i
plants ready for delivery at $i."<t- the
1.009, or 20 eis th-> 100. J. \V. Don
nan. Laurens, lt. D. 2. 13-6t.
Trespass Notice -All persons are
hereby forbidden to trespass oh my
premises hunting or otherwise. .John
I>. Mills, Laurens. S. C, Nov. Stil 16-3
For Sale or Rent?All that Planta
tion Of Land, situate, lying and being
in the county of Beaufort, South Car
olina, known as "Cane Island." bound
ed on all sides by waters of Beaufot'l
River and just opposite Tort Royal,
containing four hundred and forty
acres, over two hundred and fifty Of
which are under cultivation, the bal
ance could easily be cultivated tills
year. Large tine dwelling, barns,
tenant houses, wharf and all conven
iences new and 111 perfect state of
preservation, an ideal cotton planta
tion or truck farm and beautiful hone .
abundance Of labor. Address W. J.
Thomas, Beaufort. S. C. or J. Ross
llanahnn. Charleston. S. C. 15-31
t op)Tight Flour, is a flour of Qual
ity. wU-'.t you bay Copyright you
should feel sntlsfteid. You have
bought the BEST Value money can
For Rent Dwelling and Farm of
1" acres, located OU South. Harper
street. Property formally owned by
Mrs. Tnllulnh Irby. Now having
House thoroughly repaired ?.<.- painted.
Would sell the dwelling & lot. Ap
ply by letter, T. '.>. Darlington. Lau.
rens. S. C.
For sale or Rent Storehouse in
Mouutvlle, s. C. W. W. Warts.
Sales ma ii Wanted To look after
our interest in Laurens and adjacent
counties. Salary or Commission. Ad
dress The Harvey oil Co., Cleveland o.
Wanted A live hustling man to
represent us in this section in hand
ling monuments and cemetery work.
We have a good proposition for the
tight man. References required. Ad
dress Owen Bros. Marble Co.. Green
wood, S. C. l<>-.'.(
Wanted?A good white tenant for
liest ". horse farm in county. J tulles
from Laurens. (loo! house and tine
stock. R. Y. irby. It
For Sale -Controling interest in a
well established furniture business,
satisfactory reasons for selling. Apply
to B. K. Humphries at the Caiae &
Pitts Furniture Co. 17-ti
For Rent -Two up-to-date store
rooms, several offices, splendid dwell
ing newly re-covered and freshly
painted inside ami out; in two blocks
of square. W. 11. Dial. 41
Professional Horse-Sheer FVu
blacksmithlng and horseshoeing come
to my shop. I have a professional
horse-shoer employed: he heats the
world. General blacksmithlng and re
pair work done.
ROBERT L. WHITLOCK.
it Mountvllle, S. ('.
Registered Berkshire Roar Read]
for service. Fee $2.DU. I). K. Todd,
Laurens. R, F. 1). No. 1 L't-pd
Notice?Don't fail to read the special
offer of 28 per cent reduction at pres
ent on Farrand Pianos.
Notice?Don't fail to read the special
offer of 26 per cent reduction a; ice.,
ent on Farrand Pianos.
Pardon Refused .lohn Lvatis.
Governor Ansel on Saturday an
llOUlis d his refusal to grant a pardon
to John Evans, colored, of this county.
Evans was convicted in 1008 for man
slaughter and Sentenced to live years
in the penitentiary. His counsel. Mr.
U. E. Babb secured a strong petition,
backed by a letter from Solicitor Coop
er : however, Judge Memmlnger de
clined to endorse the petition.
ST mi MUNT
Of the Condition of The Peoples Loan
ami Exchange Rank. Located at Lau
rens, S. C? at the Close of Btisincs.*
November Hi. 1900.
Loans and Discounts.$328,777.60
Bonds and Stocks owned by
Banking House. 16,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures... 2,461.32
Due from Banks and Trust
Silver and other Cola. 3,461.48
Checks and Cash Items. . . 17,628.67
Capital Stock Paid In.$100.000.00
Surplus Fund. 28,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Tax
ft? Paid. 74,472.28
Due to Bank and Trust Com
Dividends Unpaid. 32.00
Individual Deposits Subject
tO Cheek. 10t.406.0S
Time Certificates Of Deposit. 90,137.89
Cashier's Checks. ,820 07
Reserve Fund. 7.000.00
State of South Carolina
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came C. W. Tune. Cashier
of the above named hank, who, being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement Is a true condi
tion of the said bank, as shown by the
books of the said bank.
C. W. Tl'N'F.
Sworn to ami subscribed before me
this 23rd day of Nov.. I960.
W. r. McCuen,
Notary Public. S. ('.
Correct -Attest: J. W. Todd. W L
[Gray, w. a. Watts, Directors.