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SAFE VOYOE FROM
NEW YORK TO RIO
Sea Trip of Dr. and Mrs. Langston
\a? In South America, Inter
The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. A.
H. Langston in Laurons county will
be pleased to know thai they have ar
rived safely in South America. Ti;<
following letter will be t ad with
On Board S. S. "V< rdl", Ort 20 00?1
know of no belt* i' medium through
Which l may reach a largo uumb< r of
toy Laar? ns county friends than
through the columns of The Advertiser
and I'm sending you a few lines for
your ne\t issue.
Mrs. Langston and l left Ghent. K>\.
Monday morning the ifcth of Oct.. go
ing by way of Clncinhnttl and from
there over the U A- O railroad to New
York, Wo arrived In New York the
afternoon of the Iflth and spent the
night tu the Marl borough hotel. Of
course we saw very little of the city
in so short a time. But enough was
Feen to give us an idea of what New
York looks like. Our hotel was down
town In the shopping district. We
Chose this one for that reason; there
were several little articles that we had
put oft' purchasing until we arrived
in New York. Wo made our purchases
nt the big apartment store of Macy.
One can find most anything he- wants
at that place. It would not bo worth
while to attempt to describe what I
saw because of the very short stay
there. It does not behove anyone to
form judgement too Quickly.
This morning rather than pay a big
price for a cab we employed a messen
ger boy to direct us to our steamer.
By walking just a few blocks we took
the elevated ear and with but one
< hange soon reached Brooklyn. There
after walking several more blocks we
found another car going our way so
wo rode again but ended oar trip to
the boat by walking several more
We found the S S. "Verdi'" at the
pier so we went directly aboard! a
friend of our whom 1 had met it: Bal
timore came to see us off. Of course
This was much appreciated. To any
one who has never seen it. the start
ing of one of these inimence steamers
is greatly interesting. Wo sailed
shortly before 1 o'clock and we arc
well out from New York. The steam
er is a good one and has every accom
odation that you would find In a well
appointed hotel Our stateroom, which
is No. 4 is comfortable.
I know you are wanting to know
how we felt when we saw Our native
Bhoreo fade from sight. Well, while l
legtet leaving America, for mnay rea
sons, yet never was happier in my life.
And bo there was little or no "queer"
feeling when New York faded from
our Ivew. We are both conscious that
\v<> are doing our (Jod-glven (buy, and
that is til ways a Joy and brings with
it no regio;
Mrs. Langston and l are both quite
well, and we are !:o;dng to remain
so. A lady on board told in at the din
ner table today about the trio to Rio
was always a pleasant one. and that
there was no need of getting sick at
all. She has rode the trip three times
It) this same Vessel, bUt it' WO keep
well the trip I know v. ill he grand.
Well i won't take up too much space
the Ill's! time or else you will not want
to hear from :ii<' again. Let me say
however that I take this means of re
im inhering all my friends iu Laurens
and cherish the hope that they too
will think sometimes of us.
A, ?. Lang-ton.
Twelve days later: ? Wo are now off
the shore of South America. Land
was seen yesterday for the first time
since we left New York. The trip lias
been an exceedingly interesting one.
'I*i:ere was little sea sickness. Neither
Mrs. Langston or I were sick at all,
and although it is rather warn this
morning still we both feel well. We
crossed the Equator at 20 minutes
past 7 Sunday Morning, the Mist of
Oct. The only recognition given to
it was a few short blasts from the
ship's whistle. Early last week a
sports' committee w " organized and
we have been having ' sorts of gam.
esdurlng the week, pn f them were
new to me, but 1 alwa s ,ako part. It
would not be worth while to try to
describe them all for fear of not be
ing able to make myself understood.
We are momentarily expecting to see
some whales but none have been sight
ed so far. Hut all of us who have nev
er seen the monsters are hoping to
have our desire satisfied.
We land tomorrow and after a day's
stop in port there we will then have
a three day's run to Rio. Since getting
married Mrs. Langston and 1 have
spent :'. weeks in South Carolina. :'.
weeks in Kentucky and almost :: weeks
on the seas. So we have been much
on the go. 1 am hoping to find one
or more issues of The Advertisers
waiting for me in Ftio. and I will let
I you hear again from there.
With best wishes for all.
A. B. Langston.
PRES. TAFTS CAR WAS
IN LAURENS MO IN DAY
At a stockholders' meeting of the
Lumens Cotton Mills Monday after-1
noon. Mr. X. B. Dial was re-elected
president, Mr. VV. S. Montgomery of
Spartanburg, general manager and
secretary, and Mr. Johu B. Cleveland,
of Spartanburg vlcepn sldeus. a semi
annual dividend of per cent was
Tho stockholders Inspected the mill
plan: and expressed themselves as
much pleased v.'Jtli conditions, and
with the report of the treasurer.
The Miliken party from New York
consisted of Messrs. S. M. Miltlken. H,
B. Brewster, of New York, Frank .1.
I.ah- of Newton, Mass.. and E. M.
Green of Orange, N. .1. The Millikcn
party nre traveling in the "Mayllower"
the Pullman ear used by President
Taft in his 13,000 miles trip around I
I'OTATOKg A VP TOM VTOES.
V Queer Case et' Voluntary Growth In
Mr. .1. E. Johnson, rural mail car
rier on Cray Court, route three, is a
farmer and gardener in addition to he
a very obliging and efficient mail ear
lier. His gardening ability, though,
is not responsible for a queer ease of
voluntary growth, exhibited at this
office yesterday morning by Mr. Chas.
W. McCravy, Iiis brother-in-law.
Has any one in Lauren8 County ever
seen tomatoes and potatoes growing
on tue same vine? If not. call n
round and you may have that oppor
tunity. Mr. Johnson has a patch in
his garden where he has had tomatoes
planted; later he put in a crop of
Lookout Mountain Irish potatoes. On
a number of vines, an excellent yield
of potatoes was found at the roots
and a prolific yield of tomatoes on the
vine above the ground. Can anybody
Georgia Sheriff Here.
Mr. a. C. Philips, sheriff of Putmnn
county, Georgia, was in the city Mon
day and Tuesday of this week, having
come witl; requisition papers tor one
?lim Wells alias Sid Lewis, wanted in
his county for assault with intent to
kill; Wells shot a nemo woman some
two or three years auo. He came to
i Laurens and lias been working on Mr.
.f. I). Watts farm near the city. When
taken in custody by Chief Bagwell on
Monday he confessed the crime for
which he is wanted. Sheriff Philips
left at noon Tuesday with his prisoner.
WEEK'S NEWS FROM EKOM.
Mr. K. .1 .Cooper Celebrates His Fifty.
Second Birthday Other Items.
Kkom. Nov. 22nd.?On last Saturday <
Mr. F. J. Cooper celebrated Ids fifty
second birthday i>y having a picnic
dinner at his home. Quite a number
of friends and neighbors were present
and enjoyed the day very much.
Mr. H?rle Culbertson has been quite
sieh for the past few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Purrs of Wave
shoals spent Sattu'day night raid Sun
day with their parents here.
Mr. Paul Cooper and sister, Miss
Suo Cooper of Laurens spent Sunday
with relatives here.
Dr. Cooper and family spent Sunday
With the family of Mr. L. C. Culbert.
ST ATE MEM
Of the Condition of The Knierprise
Pank. I.oeated at I.aureus. S. ('.. at
the Close Of Business Neu Pdn
Loan and Discounts.$195,175.60
i Demand Loans. 477.ss
Ponds and Stocks owned by
The Pank. 7.7^::.::,
Banking House. 21.560.16
Furniture and Fixtures. . . 4.935.S2
Due from Panks and Trust
I Cold. 92.60
Silver and other Coin. 2.101.SO
Checks and Cash items. . . 9,250.30
Capital Stock Paid In.$100.000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Dividends Unpaid. 129.50
Individual Deposits subject
to Check. $124,792.77
Savings Deposits 36,223.31
of Deposit. 34.516.19
Total deposits.IV ?. ??? i
Certified cheeks. n.72
Cashiers Checks. 42.SI
Pills Payable, including
Certificates for Money
State of South Carolina,
i County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came C. H. Roper. Cash*
! ler of the above named hank. who. du
ly sworn, says that the above and fore
going statement is a true condition
of said bank.
C. H. ROPER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
this 23rd day of Nov. pud*.
w. c. Lancaster,
Notary Public, s. C.
Correct ? Attest: N. P. Dial. C. E.
Kennedy, s. M. Wilkes, Directors.
People like to be taken for what
I they are worth, except when the 'ax
assessor visits them.
Taxes Not Being raid.
county Treasurer Mock stated to
the reporter Tuesday that the state
and county taxes are not being paid up
as they should. At present on!y about 1
$6,000 has been paid and there is pos
sibly $130,000 to come. The time for
paying expires on December 31st., af
ter which a penalty is attached. At
the last there will be a great rush;
the people are urged to pay now.
The wise man avoids temptations
the foolish man tries to see how
much he can stand.
jT We ..vc prepared to repair Automobiles, Gasoline
? Engines, Electric Motors, Electric Generators, Electrical
P Wiring, I >< or Bells.?
r "Agent for StudebaKcr Automobiles"
I Swygert & Teague |
y South Harper Street, Laurens, S. C. C
Special Prices on
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Laurens, S. C.
RED IRON RACKET?RED HOT PRICES
is making it warm in Laurens. Selling clothing, hats, shoes, dry goods,
millinery, ladies' suits, skirts, underwear, hosiery, overalls, work shirts, boy's
knee pants, boy's Buster Brown suits, jewelry, watches, clocks, rugs, tin,
glas?, crockery and enameled ware, window shades, curtain poles, sewing
machines, stoves, sugar, coffee rice, pepper, ginger, spice, extracts, candy,
crackers, tobacco, cigars, cigaretts, stationary, soap, soda, matches, nt|tmegs,
baking powder, gold dust, washing powder, bluing and thousands of notions,
novelties and racket goods all going at way down prices. Come quick, goods j
going fast. _^_?____'%
A watch free with each suit this week $3.98 to $18.00 per suit.
f?g sales and little profits?and keep the dollars rolling. Come and bjHng
the whole family and buy your whole bill at Red Iron Racket and save l| to
35 per cent, of your hard earned money.
2 in I.aureus
1 in Greenwood
I in Spartnnhur
I in Anderson
208-209- 21! West
1 a irens, S ('.