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LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Di-. ami Mrs. \Y. A. Shands and Mr.
and Mrs. .1. T. Robertson of Clinton
were in the city Sunday attending the
Thacker meetings on Sunday morning.
Mr. II. Douglns Cray returned Sat
urday rrom a business trip to Whlto
Rock, s. c. ]
After a residence ot thlrty-flvc years
In San Antonio and Pulton. Texas.
Mrs. Sue Adams lias returned to l.au
rons and is milking her home with
her sister, Mrs. Martha E, Wilkos.
Mrs. Helton Owens of (ho Eden sec
tlon was in the oily Friday shopping.
Miss Ni/a Sullivan who is (Gilching
in Sullivan to.vnshp, was in the city
Mr. .1. \V. Humphries of Cross Keys
visited in the city Suturdnj and Suit
Mr. nnd Mrs. \v. H. Taylor spent Sat
urday an?; Sunday with Princeton
Miss Lohn Mae Humphries after
Spelling several weeks with her sister,
Mrs. A. I. Taylor. lido returned to her
home in Union county.
Mr. .i. c. \\ isson is preparing to
build on South Harper street.
Mr. and Mrs. I). M. Nprwoo'I spent
Sunday nighl with Mr. and Mis. P.
n. Bailey, near Lcosvlllc.
Mr. Levl stone of the Mti Oethcl scc
tloll will move to the city within the
next few weeks and take charge of
Mrs. W. \. Clarice's farm. Me will
occupy the Sean cottage on Easl
Mr. W. P. Thomason, Sr. has return
ed front a visit to his son. Mr. Iloseu
'homaaon at Woodruff.
Mr. IL II. Voting is spending a few
days in dm city after an extended
i-ut lo relatives at Ware Shoals and
Mr. \. P. Moore who has been en
! (l !: business in Florida during the
past \' ar, Is at home for the holidays.
Mr. .lasper E. .lobnson of Cray Court
was i: the city yesterday.
Mr, Lander Willis was in the city
Tin sday from Cray (!ourt.
The walks have been laid off on tho
f'ourt house yard, but there are a
good many people who haven't learned
yet that walkw;., were made to walk
Mr. H. J. Armstrong has moved
from his old home on Cray Court,
route one, to Laurens.
Miss Lea veil of Newbcrry is visit
ing Miss Josie Sullivan.
Master Oscar Habb has returned
to his home in Greenville after a vis
it to his grandmother, Mrs. Martha
Mrs. Martin Teague lias returned
to her home in Mountvllle after a vis
it to her son. Dr. J. H. Tengue.
Miss Ora Dell Hunter of Ora spent
Sunday In the city with friends.
Mrs. A. W. Anderson has returned
to Augusta after a visit to Mrs. Foster ,
Mrs. John I). Davis of Clinton spent
Thursday in the city.
Miss Lizzie Glenn is visiting Mrs.
T. 1). Darlington.
Misses Tnllulnh, Eliza and Julia
Neville of Clinton spent last Sunday
with Dr. and Mrs. IL K. Alken.
Miss Fronde Kennedy of Clinton
was in the city yesterday and attended
the Thinker meeting last night.
Mr. H. F. Arthur of Union was in the |
city on Monday and 'Tuesday.
The stale of South Carolina,
Coiilit3 of Laurens?
IN ( Ol IM OF COMMON PLEAS.
ENTERPRISE HANK, Puaintiff,
O. P. GOODWIN, It. A. COOPER, as
Assignee of O. P. GOODWIN and.P.
P. McCowan as Agent of Creditors
of O. P. GOODWIN, Defendant.
Pursuant to a decree of Foreclos- '
ure a- sale in the above stated, case,
I will sell at ?? iblic outcry to the high
est bidder, at Haurens, C. 11.. S. C. on
Salesdny in January next, being Mon
day the 3rd day of the month, during
the legal hours for such sales, the fol
lowing described property to wit:
All those lots, pieces or parcels of
land situate, lying and being in said
county ami state, described as follows,
All that piece, parcel or tract of
land Containing acres more or less,
known as the llairstoti Tract, bounded
by lands of W.'A. Shand, M. A. Sum
mern! and others, also, all the right
title and iiilercsl of said defendants
(the same being a 'j :: undivided Inter
est therein) in and to all that tract,
piece or parcel of land containing Hit
acres, more or less, known as the O.
P. Goodwin place, bounded by lands
of W. A. Shand, M. A. Suinnieral and
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
nnce to he paid twelve mouths from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
paid twelve months from date of sale,
the credit portion to be secured by
bond and mortgage of the purchaser
over the snld premises, benring legal
interest from date, with leave to pur
chaser to pay bis entire bid in cash.
Purchaser lr> pay for papers. If the
terms of sale are not complied with,
the land to be resold on same or some
subsequent Salesdny on same terms,
at risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. HO IT.
0. C. C. P. &? (}. s., Laurens, S. C.
Dated, this Dec. Hlth. 1909. 20-St
MERRY WIDOW is a rich man's lo
bacco, hut you get it at a poor man's
price from M. II. i'owler.
See our beautiful line of Fancy Chi
na, from which it will be easy to se
lect Christmas Presents, at money sav
s. M. & DJ. IH Wilkes & Co.
CATS ON THE FARM.
More Apt to Kill Chickens and Bird*
Many nn innocent linwk. skunk, owl
and weasel has been shot fur tue deeds
of that sleek highwayman, the house
cat. It is safe (o say that this ma
raudcr. which enjoys all the comforts
and protectlou of a home, destroys in
the aggregate more wild birds and
young poultry than all the native nat
ura) enemies combined. A cat has
been known to kill a whole brood ol
chit kens in a day, a feat uncquillcd bj
(ipy predaeeous animal, with the pos
slide exception of the mink, others it
the course of a season have practically
destroyed whole coveys ol quail <>i
grouse or nests full of you tig song
sters. A well known natural 1st est I
males that in the New England states
alone 1,500,000 birds are destroyed an
iiuulty by cats.
The offender Is not so often the welt
fed household pet as it is the aban
doned ami neglected outcast. In HI0C
the Society Kor the Prevention ol Cm
city to Animals in New Vork city
killed monthly an average ol tl.tMiO
sick, injured or homeless cuts a total
for the year of over ro.OUO. A con
siderable proportion oi these were pets
abandoned by people who had gone to
the country for the Summer,
Moreover, summer visitors to the
mountains or seashore sometimes lake
with them'their cats, which, on ihelr
return home, are too often left behind
to swell the local ovorllow ai d make
serious Inroads'on the birds id' the re
gion, It is safe to assume that in the
i cm of the state outside of New York
city as many cats follow a nomadic
life as In the city, and if we assume
that each cat kills one bird a week wo
have a grand total of over 3.r>00.000
birds destroyed annually. In the milder
parts of our country, as in the chapar
ral region of California, where bird
life is abundant, cats often revert to a
semiwild state and never revisit their
old homes except for plunder. Sports
men and bird lovers should be ever
watchful and whenever possible re
move marauding cats from (he coverts
The principal reasons given for keep
Ing cats are their attractiveness as
house pets, their usefulness as com
pnnlons for children and their alleged
value as rat and mouse killers. It Is
Impossible at present to obtain correct
figures on the subject, hut It Is safe
to say that few- persons during a nor
mal lifetime run across more than half
n dozen cats that habitually attack
rats. Occasionally a hunter cat Is
found which seems to delight In catch
ing rats, gophers or ground squirrels.
It fs a common experience to find prem
ises that are well supplied with cats
overrun with rats and mice. A't a cer
tain ranch In the west a member of
tho agricultural department In Wash
ington trapped eight mice In his bed,
although there were eight cats on the
Facts About the Potato.
An authority tells us that the potato
has a large and unique relationship
Tobacco, tomatoes, eggplant and pep
pers belong to the family. Probably
that Is why the potato bug Is so often
destructive to these crops. It Is asked,
"How can a potato grow other potato
vines from the eyes since ii Is not a
root, fruit or seed?*' That Is answered
by way of Illustration: A stein of al
most any plant will produce another
plant from the place where the leaves
come out on It. If one will break off
a piece of rosebush and plant It in a
favorable place it will produce another
rosebush, just as a potato will produce
In a wild state the potato vine Is
very hardy and will grow to a consld
01 Iblc height. It is said that the In
A WICM. SIIAl'Kl) SKia> I'OTATO.
dlans did not cultivate the potato ex
cept for Its leaves, which becnine
known as their tobacco; hence the
leaves and stalks of tobacco are large,
but there are no signs of potatoes at
the roots. So much for cultivation.
On account of the starch they con
tain, potatoes are valuable as food.
The potato tuber consists mainly of a
mass of cells filled with starch and
encircled by a thin, corky rind. As
stated, the chief value of the potato
as an article of diet consists in the
starch it contains and. to a less ex
tent, in the potash and other salts.
Tho quantity of nitrogen in its < .op
position is small.
Treatment of Sick Fowls.
In the majority of cases the sick
fowl should be killed, according to
nn authority. (lenernlly It does not
pay to doctor sick fowls, and often the
sick fowl that recovers is not the one
that nmounts to anything afterward.
This Is particularly the case with
fowls sick with the roup. This disease
seems to permeate every fiber of the
birds, and If they recover at all they
are of little value for a long time. It
Is doubtful If they ever fully recover
their old vigor. If one owns a high
priced bird is may prove to be profit
able to cure It for the sake of the eggs
that It may produce, which eggs may
be used for hatching other high priced
birds. Hut a fowl that has been sick
and has been cured should not be sold
to nn unsuspecting customer. 'The
fowls that are to be doctored should
be given good food and good surround
lugs rather than anything else. Their
native vigor will help them to recover
when medicine would be a detriment.
Sunshine Is nn Invigorator and may
well be considered n greai help In the
doctoring of fowN.
FORESTS FOR UNCLE SAM.
Gifts to Enable tho Government to
Save F'n Trees.
Ono of the most public spirited u'ifts
over inn do t<> the govern incut cnuio
during (lie year froni William Kent ol
Chicago, who bus deeded jlo the Unit
ed states 20"? acres ol primeval red
wood forest on the southern slope ol
Mount Tnmalpais, about six miles
from the city ol Sau Francisco. This
grove is one of few remaining tracts
of redwood forest to be found in Its
natural state in California, At the
request of Mr. Kent it will be called
the M1111* woods, in honor of John Mulr.
the noted naturalist. Tito destruction
of redwood by lumbering has been
very rapid during the last decade. The
large timber In the Mulr woods has
escaped the ax partly because ol Its
location and partly because the former
owners of the tract have protected It.
Now that the ;:ift has been accepted
FOUEST TO HE ACQL'lliKU IIY OOVCIINMElft
by the government under authority oi
the law which provides thai objects
of scientific interest may be declared
national monuments the woods will
1)0 perpetuated. No other redwood
tract In the state of California Is so
easily accessible to so many people.
Its great educational value, togettier
. with the fact that it Is a pleasure
ground for all those who live in or
visit this part of California, makes
the woods an Ideal national monument,
i By an act of congress passed Feb.
' 18, 1000. a way was found lo save for
all time one of the most famous groves
of trees in the world?the Calnveras
l big tree grove of California. For moro
than nine years the people of Califor
nia, particularly the MK) women of the
, California club, have been working to
interest the government In protecting
; the big trees from destruction. The
act finally passed by congress provides
j for the acquisition of the grove by an
exchange which will give Its former
owner stumpnge or other forest lands
owned by the government in place of
the timber in the grove. No appropri
ation is needed to carry out the net.
The land to lie acquired under the
act includes 4.000 acres, of which IK50
acres, known at (he north grove, are in
Calnveras county, and 3.0-10, known as
the south grove, are in Tuolutlllie coun
ty. There are 1,380 big trees in the
grove, not counting specimens less than
six feet in diameter. Ilesides the big
trees, whose scientific name is Sequoia
wnslilugtoninnn, there are hundreds >>\
sugar and yellow pines ranging to lite
height of 'J7.r> feet ami often having t?
diameter of eight or ten feet, as well
as many white tits and Incense cedars.
In the north grove there are ten trees
each of which Is over twenty-live feet
in diameter and more than seventy
from fifteen to twenty-five feet In dl
Vinegar Season Is Near.
Bulletin N*o. 258 of the New York
experiment station recommends the
following as one of the most satisfac
tory methods of making vinegar:
When the cider is pressed from the
apples the barrels should be piled about
two-thirds lull and the bung replaced
by a loose plug of cotton, which will
lessen evaporation and keep out bugs
and dirt. Where the quantity of vine
gar to be made is considerable the bar
rels should be placed In a room whore
the temperature can be kept from 7<)
to 80 degrees during the tall and earlv
Winter :::;::!!!::?. If the hatch is small
the barrels may be left cut ol doors
while the weather Is warm and then
placed In the warmest room conven
ient nnd later placed in a dry cellar.
If the temperature of the storeroom
does not fall below 46 degrees the on
version of the sugar Into alcohol will
require about six months, but the
; process of fermentation may be hasten
! ed by an addition of fresh commercial
\ yeast. When the cider has quit work
ing the cleur portion should bo drawn
off, the bnrrel rinsed out and the liquid
replaced, with the addition of from
two to four quarts of good vinegar
containing some mother. The next
process, the change of the alcohol into
acetic acid, may be effected in three
months and may require two years.
In any event. It will take place most
rapidly in a temperature ranging from
C.r> to 70 degrees. When the vinegar lias
reached the proper strength, which
should be f> per cent of acetic acid, the
barrels should be filled full and tight
ly corked. This will prevent other
1 changes and will cause the vinegar lo
keep its strength. It one has consid
erable vinegar to make it would be
well for him to secure the bulletin re
, ferrod to.
r masters not how many other
Christmas remembrances you may
provide for I lim Ho must have a
pair of Christmus slippers.
Xo Man's Bhristmas is complete with
out a 'pair of slippers. They are always
right and are always rppreciated.
L_OUR SUPPER SHOW!
Wo have chosen all the best Slipper produc
tions of tin- Best NIokerS.
Kid Slippeis-^black or colors?-Tan Slippers,
Sc ! Skin. AlH'ualor, Calf, etc.
I'velelt and i Ipern Styles.
Then, there are N til ii fiefs, Romeos, Kausls,
Cav iiiers, Bed an 1 Bath Slippers, Kelt Slippers,
75c to $2.0o
Our slipper display is well worth com
ing to see, tor you'll not lind another
such slipper display anywhere here
R. E. Copeland
The Shoe Man, Laurens, S. C.
Customers .Shoes Shined Free
The One Price .Shoe .Store.
Red May and
Rice Heal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laurens, S. C.
Chamberlain s Cough Remeoy
Cures ? oliis. Croupnn?1 Whooping Coush.
onn rn ( i:s
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I.aiircii?. Soulli Cnrollnii
QUICKEST LAID ROOF
Oortrlghl Matal Shlnglos make the best and most
durable roof. Four artistic designs?every shingle made to fit into
another?no solder, no seams, fewer nails, least filling, little weight,
less than half the work. Proof against water, fire, lightning, wind.
Shipped painted inside and out, and will outlast r^ll other kinds of
roofing. Let us show you the four styles of Cor t right Metal
Shingles, and some houses in this territory covered with them.
FOR SALE BY
Brooks & Joi.t . . iiu'rens, S. C.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY.
(Schedule Effective June 20, 1909.)
N. 15. These schedule figures show
the lime that trains imy he expected
pected to arrive and depart hut the
times shown tire not guaranteed.
Knst and West hoinul (rains from
Spaitaiiharu', S. ('.
7:30 A. M. No. daily, for Char
lotte, Washington, llichinond, .New
York ami Intermediate points. Ar
rivo Charlotte 10:6? A. M, llichmdnd
9:30 l'. M., Washington 10:55 P. M.,
Now York' ?'.::;") A. .M.
9:50 a. M. No, daily except
Sunday, for Charlotte and intermedi
ate, points. Arrive Charlotte 12:15
i :15 P. M No. 12, daily local, for
1 Richmond nod Intoriuedlnto points.
Arrive Richmond T-.'? *? \. M.
5:20 p, m. No. 38, daily, ("Now
: York-Atlanta-New Orleans Limited")
( for Washington, Now York and the
I ISast. Arrive Washington 0:50 A. M.,
Now York. 1 ? 00 P. M. Pullman cars,
I s:lu P. M. No. -10, daily, for Char
lotte ami Intermediate points.
I 9:00 P. M. No. 30, dally, for Wash
I ington and New York. Pullman cars,
dining cars. Arrive Washington 10:40
A. M., New York 5:00 P. M.
10:30 A. M. No. :?. daily, for Ashe
vlllo and intermedlalo points, Arrive
Ashevllle ::: 10 P. M.
I P. M, N.,. 13, daily, for Ashe
, vlllo ami lutermedlnic points, Arrive
Ashevllle !?: I.". I*. M. Parlor-cafe car.
West bound trains from Greenvlllo,
0:50 A. M. No. 29, daily, for Atlan
ta :.i d Hlrinlnglioin. Pullman em s,
(lining Cars, Arrive Atlanta 10:30
A. M? arrive Rlrmingham 1:00 I'. M.
; 11:3-5 A. M. No.39, daily, for At
lanta and intermedlalo points, <on
nectlng at Atlanta for all polnt.i west.
i Arrive Atlanta P. M.
?! 1:30 I'. M. No. ::7. daily ("New
York-Atianta-Now Orleans Limited")
for Atlanta and New Orleans, Ar
rive Atlanta 5:00 N M., New Orleans
7:55 I*. m. Pullman sleeping car,
Club car. observation car and dining
2:3." 1'. M. No. J.L. daily local, for
Atlanta and way stations. Arrive
Atlanta 8:30 I'. M.
1:10 A. M.?No. 35, daily, solid
train to New Orleans with pullman
cars and dining car. Arrive Atlanta
5:?i0 A. M.. New Orleans 8:30 P. M.
Southbound from Columbia.
6:65 A. M. No. 2!?, daily, for Sa
vannah and Jackconvllle. Pullman
7:55 A. M. --No. 12, daily, for Char
leston and Intermediate points.
3:60 r. m. No. it. daily, for Char
leston and way stations.
2:15 A. M.?No. It',, daily, for Char
leston. Pullman car.
Summer excursion tickets now on
For further information, call on
ticket agents Southern railway, or
.1. I.. M0< k.
A. o. v. I'. \.. Atlanta, Oa,
C. IL Ackert.
V. I'. & (i. M . Wat klagten, D. 0.
V,'. K. McCe"
T. 1'. A., Aug - tin, Oa.