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EARLY MORNING FIRE
IN HOPKINS' STORE
Blaze Broke Out in Second
Story at 2 O'clock.
FIREMEN DO GOOD WORK
Ihmdlng and Contents Badly Damaged.
w' Stock of Coeds Insured far
$8,800, Store $3,500.
Shortly after two o'clock yesterdaj
morning tire broke out In the stock
room, on the second floor, of Mr. J. L.
Hopkins' store, east Bide Of tho public
square, and but for the prompt ami
efficient work of the fire department
the building could not have been saved
at all and the changes tire that a se
rious fire would have been the result
The fire fighters were on tlm scene
early and no time was lost In netting
three strong streams of water playing
on (lit- flames. Within half an hour
the fire was under control: not how
ever until the building and contents
had been thoroughly drenched und
soaked with water and greatly dam
aged by fire and smoke.
The store building is the property
of Messrs C. I', and 11. s. Kennedy,
formerly owned by Mr. L. A, McCord.
It Is atwo story structure with two
doors on first floor. H is worth nboul
$?'..000. and the owners estimate the
damage to the building .-it half this
amount, if not more, with $3,500 in
Mr. Hopkins carried a stock valued
at from $11.Odd to $12,000, consisting
of dry goods, notions, shoes and hats,
tin ware, novelties, etc. His total
amount of insurance is $8,800. His
stock is badly damaged, and it will
.take the adjusters several days to go
/Vover and make up the schedule.
The fire was discovered almost im
mediately after breaking out, following
the report of a loud explosion which
was heard several blocks away and
led at once to an investigation by the
police officers on duty. The alarm was
given promptly and soon the fire de
partment, iu full force, was on the
ground. The origin of the fire, how
ever, is not known.
DEATH OF MR. ( Ol l. M \ HT1X.
Laurens Citizen Passed Awnj at Eno
roe Funeral at Prospect Church,
Mr. P. C. Martin, a well known citi
zen of Laurens county und father of
Messrs N. ('. and L. C. Marlin of this
place passed away Friday morning at
Enoree at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. .lohn Wright. His remains were
laid to rest at Prospect church Sat
HAIR \ NEWS ITEMS.
Young People's Union Held Very In
Rabun. July 12.-?The Young Peo
ple's union met at Italian Creek church
yesterday morning, a la ige number of
young people being present. The
society opened with reading by the
vice president. Miss Rucia Wolff: pray
er was by Mr. Houston Babb and songs
dry the society. Subject for the meet
ing was the "Result of faith and
prayer." by Miss Corn Putnam, and
Mr. T. Houston Babb read a paper on
the subject, then the subject was open
for discussion, when several made
short talks. The young people are
urged to join and take part In our so
ciety for you would enjoy it more If
you would join us. Remember our next
meeting is on second Sunday morning.
Mrs. Eliv.abvth Cheeli Who ha9 been
sick is slowly Improving
Mr. William Bolt and family were
visiting in the Eden community Sun
The crops are looking very well.
Tho Fourth of July was spent very
quietly in this community.
Misses Carol and Mary Roper and
Master Cecil Roper nre spending this
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
T. P, Babb.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert llellanis vis
ited her father, Mr. "William Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Abercromble.
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Vnnc?. Mrs. Ltldie
Bftbb attended the dinner at Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Willis' near Shiloh church
Mr. George L. Pitts of Laurens was
a visitor of Mr. Sloan Mahon Sunday.
Fruit Jars. Jelly Tumblers, Extra
Jar Tops and Rubbers.
S. M. & E. 11. Wlikes & Co.
AND PERSONAL NOTES
.Mrs. \Vn(crs Ferguson un?l Miss Orrali
it<ss Little Entertain in
Honor of Visitors.
Clinton, July 12.?Mrs. Waters Fer
guson gave a lovely reception on
Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs.
M. K. Frlerson of Uatesburg, Ark.
Miss Orrah Hess Little entertained
a lew friends on Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs Hale Shands and daugh
ters with Mrs. .1. D. Jacobs. Mrs. .1. F.
Jacobs, Misses Connie Bailey, Finnin
Adams, Eunice Wofford, Eva Flnley
nnd Messrs I.? Stone, .1. s. Craig ami
Eugene King are on a trip to Northern
Mrs. Dean with Misses Katheriue,
Elizabeth and Mary Beau, Miss Marion
and Fauna McCrnvy and Eliza Morton
' left Thursday tor their summer home
at Montreal. N. ('.
Misses Mnttie May and Talhilah Nev
ille have returned home alter a week's
visit to Dr. and Mrs. II. K. Alken in
Miss Julia Neville is visiting her
aunt. Mrs. A. M. Alken in Chester.
Miss Emmie Robertson is in New
York with her brother ami unclo.
Miss Neil Boyd left Tuesday for
Mr. and Mrs. \V. I'.. Owens and fam
ily left Tuesday for Alabama.
)>:?. ; ml Mrs. M, .1. McKadden nro at
Wrightsville Beach tor two weeks.
Mrs. w. s. Glenn and family of
Spartnnburg are visiting relatives in
Miss Virginia Neville is Visiting
friends in Yorkville.
Miss"s Irene Dillard and Zee Wright
have returned from a visit to Miss
Katheriue Wright in Newberry.
Miss Annie Lou Abhell of Lowery
ville is the guest of Mrs. Qeo. Young.
Dr. ('. 11. Young of Due West is in
Clinton for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Hipp of Abbeville
are visiting her mother. Mrs. T. M.
Misses Hloi.se, Lizzie and Marion
Enrhardt are visiting Mrs. Turner.
Miss Lou Ella McMillan is visiting
Mrs. W. P. Horton in Abbeville.
Mr. and Mis. Tom Lenke of New
York are visiting friends and rela
tives in t'ne city.
Mrs. Dalzelle and daughter of New
Orleans are the guests of her sister,
Mis. .1. A. Bailey.
Mis. Arthur Shock ley of Spartan
burg has returned to her home after
a visit to her relatives in Clinton.
Mrs. Heese Williams of Lancaster
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I'. S. Bailey.
Mr. Hugh ('. Leaman is spending
this week with his parents in Cross
Prof. Hall and family are in Chester
Rev. T. E. Simpson and family of
Society Hill are visiting his sister,
Mrs. A. M. Copeland.
Mrs. W. K. Douglas of Due West
is the guest of Mr. Horton and family.
Dr. W. W. Orr of Charlotte. N. C,
who has been conducting a union
inciting for the past two weeks has
returned to bis home.
Dr. Orr is a faithful and deserving
minister and has done a great work in
.Mr. .lohn Lonn.
Cross Hill. .Inly 12.?Mr. John Lonn
died Sunday. .Inly 10th, 1910. The de
censed was about 23 years of age nnd
lias many friends who will be pained
I ?> hear of his death. Ho had been ill
several weeks with fever. Interment
Presbyterian cemetery Monday at
? o'clock, lie was buried with
] W. O. W. ceremonies.
Mr. J. (i. ?al.
Cross Hill. July 12.?Mr. J. C. Nenl
died last Wednesday nnd was buried
Thursday a,t Bethnbnra church. Mr.
Neal was about 55 years old. He leaves
a wife nnd several children to mourn.
He wns n useful citizen nnd a good
Was of the unconquerable, never-say
die kind. Hie kind that you need most
when you have a bad cold, cough or
lung dtseise. Suppose troches, cough
syrups, cod liver oil or doctors have
nil failed, don't lose heart or hope.
Tnke Dr. King's New Discovery. Sat
isfaction Is guaranteed when used for
nny thront or lung treTuble. It has sav
ed thousands of hopeless sufferers
it masters stubborn colds, obstinate
COUghS, hemorrhages, la grippe, croup,
asthma, bay fever and whooping cough
and is the most snfe nnd certain rep p.
dy for nil bronchial affect lot s. 6nc.
: $1.00. Trial bottle free nt Laurens
Drug Co. nnd PaltiCltO Drug Co.
Fi HST REGIMENT TO AI KEN.
Tmynhuui Guards ?ill Join Encuinp
incut Friday, July 29.
Aikcn, .luly 11.?The First regiment.
National Guard of South Carolin?, will
go Into i amp at Alken on July 21) for
ten days. .Mayor Sal ley received a tel
egram this morning from Col. W. V.'.
Lewis stating that Alken had been
decided on. Col. Lewis and Capt. V.'.
C. Willis came to Alken on Friday
and Investigated this city as a possible
camping ground, but were ordered by
Gen. Boyd to Inspect Ander on before,
making their Dual decision. Acording
ly they went to Anderson Saturday,
and after looking over the situation
there decided that Alken offered a
more advantageous location.
There are 12 compalcs iu the regi
ment and abou COO men. A full quo
rum is expected to come to Alken.
EXCITING "FOX" CHASE.
Newsy Letter From .Madden Corres?
ooitdenl This Week.
Madden. July 12.?Nothing of nn un
usual or startling nature has happened
in this section except the fox hunt.
One day last week the small hoy could
he seen running, with oarer face, to
wards tin' house of one of our citi
zens to see ibe " fox race ". Chickens
had been disappearing ami that morn
ing the thief had been seen. "Brer Fox"
was the guilty one! The telephone was
put in use. the Nim rod of L?ntens
county was told of the fact and soon
in the distance, borne bj the early
morning breeze, could he heard the
faint sound of tin; hunter's horn, grow
ing louder as the dogs and huntsmen
drew nearer. The merchants shut up
shop, the farmers gathered (it was too
wet to plow fortunately) and the
haste of the small boy was amusing.
Alas' that I should tell it the race
didn't materialize. The fox turned
out to he a despicable lice dog.
A few more days of sunshine and the
farmer is in heart again. The thresher
lias been in our midst. The oat crop
, turned out well. More oats have been
threshed in this vicinity than has
been in years.
I Miss Marie Griffin of Columbia, is
the guest of Miss Jessie Thompson.
Miss Thompson was hostess Thursday
night at a lawn party given in honor
of Miss Griffin.
Mrs. Jennie Mnmilton spent last
week with he;- brother's family. Mr.
.1. I). Culbertson. She was accompan
ied by Master Jack.
Mrs. Prank Martin of Laurens spent
the week-end with her father, Mr. .1.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cunningham
spent the Fourth with their cousins.
Mr. and Mis. Thurman Finley.
Little Sara Hryson is home with
her mother for a few weeks, from the
; Thorn well Orphanage
Miss Mattie Sue Wofford has return
ed home from a visit to her aunts at
; Greer and Slmpsonvllle.
Mrs. Estelle Davenport was a
guest of Mr. T. S. Langston's family
Mr. and Mrs. Ilunch Power were the
! guests Saturday of Mr. 13. Y. Culbert
Mr. and Mrs. Bee Culbertson spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Wof
There was a very pleasant reunion
at Mr. P. Y. Culbertson's Sunday,when
' Iiis sisters. Mrs. Cheek, of Watts mill
and Mrs. Cooper of Donalds and his
niece Miss Lldie Culbertson ".eve his
The friends of Dr. A. II. LangSton
will be pleased to hear that he is well
and Iiis work is prospering in his
chosen field in far away Brazil. Drs.
Ray and Sheppard, ficcompained by
Dr. LangSton gave their first call on
Cue president of Brazil a*. Rio recently,
They were very cordially received,
The president had very pleasant words
? for their work and commented very
favorably on the san 6, Most of your
readers know these three consecrated
. men are the leading spirits in the
Baptist Theological school a' Rio and
of course words of commendation and
cordiality of their work coining from
such a high personage as the president
The world's most success:".:! medi
cine for bowel complaints is Chamber
lain's Coli". Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. lf has relieved more pain
and suffering, and saved more, lives
than any other medicine in use. in
valuable for children and adults. Sold
by Lnurcns Drug Co.
Best line Water Coolers i:i '':<> city.
Our line is COmpb 10 and prices r- a.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & Co.
CROSS HILL AND CANDIDATES,
Three (Mil for Magistrate ami Four
for Cottou Weigher.
Cross Hill, July 11. -Mr. R. A. Aus
tin and Miss Kate Austin left today
for Hot Springs, North Carolina, Miss
Kate, after spending a while there will
go to Montreat. Mrs. Austin and Miss
Atme expect to meet her there. Mr.
Austin will return home in about ten
Mr. J. Edwin Simpson of Laurens is
with relatives here.
Mr. Hayne Dryson is visiting his
mother, Mrs. Lizzie Dryson.
There are two candidates out for the
legislature from Cross Hill tow nah ip,
one for county commissioner, two for
magistrate, with a possibility of a
third, and four for cotton weigher at
Mr. Dohannn of Conyors, Georgia,
visited Rev. G. M Hollingsworth last
week. Mr. HolllngSWOl'th's three lit
tle girls went home with him las!
Tuesday to visit their grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth will go on
Mr. P. 11. Watts of Florida is spend
ing some time with his people here.
Mr. Hugh Lenman of Clinton is with
bomefolks. He is laid up with a
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Miller went to
Glenn Springs today. Mr. Miller has
been unwell for some days.
Mr. W. C. Rasor has been at home
a few days, hut returned to Glenn
TWO WEEKS' VACATION,
I.aureus Cotton Mill Will Close July
28 I'ntII August 8.
Laurens Mill, .Inly 12. Notices have
been posted in the Laurens cotton mill
. .... 1
announcing a two weeks shutdown.
) from Saturday, .Inly 2)! until Monday.
Mr. E. A. Franks overseer of the
weave room at Inman. S. ('., spent a
few days with friends here this week.
Negro [trough! From Itoanoke Wauled
hj North Carolina Authorities.
On Saturday Chief of Police S. C.
Reld of Clinton returned from Itoa
noke, Ya.. with a colored prisoner
whom the Roanokc authorities arrest
ed some days ago supposing him to
be one Larry Miller, colored, wanted
in Laurens for the killing several
years ago of another negro.
However, it proved a ease of mis
taken idem by. P.ut Sheriff Owlngs
decided to hold the prisoner for n few
days, and on Monday he received a
telegram from Lumberton, N. c. re
questing thtil the negro be held until
an officer could he sent here, ns lie
was probably wanted for the murder
, of a negro at Lumberton about three
j years ago. The negro is named Wal
Soreness of the muscles, whether In
duced by violent exercise or injury,
is quickly relieved by the free appli
cation of Chamberlain's Liniment. This
liniment is equally valuable for mus
cular rheumatism, and always affords
quick relief. Sold bv Laurens Drug
Ice Cream Supper.
There will be an ice cream supper
given in interest of the Ladies Mis
sionary society nt Friendship Dnptlst
church Saturday evening. .Inly 16th.
Hours six to ten. The public cordially
When the stomach fails to perform
its functions, the bowels become de
ranged, the liver nnd the kidneys con
gested causing numerous diseases. The
stomach ami liver must be restored
to a healthy condition and Chamber
lain's Stomach nnd Liver Tablets can
be depended upon to do it. Easy to
take and most effective. Sold by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Decides Nat fo Accept Call.
The Rev. E, 0. Wntson of Chestnut
Ridge, Rabun Creek an I other Lau
rens county Baptist churchoa, who
recently received a call to tin: pnstor.
ate of Bush River and Mount /ion
chinches In N'ewberry county, has no
tified the board of deacons that, while
he greatly appreciates the invitation,
under the circumstances he cannot nc
cept the call.
Teething children have more or less
diarrhoea, which can he controlled
riving Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. All that Is
nocossnry is to give the prescribed
dose aftOr each Operation of the bow
els more thr.n natural ami then castor
oil to cleanse the system, It is safe
and sure. Sold by Laurens Drug Co<
GATHERED THIS WEEK
.Mr. Goodwin Weds Charlotte Girl.
Barbecue and Base Ball?-Hand*
same Neu Home Personal.
Mountville, July il'. Mr. Horberl
Goodman was married Wednesday ev
ening to Miss Bessie Robertson of
Charlotte, N. C. The happy couple
came to MuUntvillo Thursday to spend
a week with the groom's father, Mr.
.1. M. Goodman. Mr. Goodman had
worked several years with the Union
Telegraph Co., but is now enraged
with the Hell Telephone Co., with
headquarters at Charlotte. Ho ami
his young bride have the host wishes
of many friends here.
Mrs. Eugenia Tongue, after spend
ing more than three months with bei
d?ugiger. Mrs. Irene Langlcy, at Camp
Mill, Ala., has returned home. She
was accompanied on her visit bj her
little grandson. Curtis Tongue.
Mr. Pillkley Wood of Augusta, Ca..
was here a few days ago and spent
a night with his mother who is making
her home here with her daughter. Mrs.
Klma TcagUC. Mr. Wood is working
in the interest of the Carolina & Geor
gia Power Co., as a special agent for
securing the privilege of constructing
a dum across the Savannah rivet. Ho
was hero looking after that special
The Fourth was colobralod here with
a barbecue given by Mr. Fred Fuller
which was wi ll patronized and groatly
enjoyed. Hiiring the day two games
ot hall were played between Mount
vlllo and Trlnity-Ridgo teams both of
which resulted in favor of the home
boys. Tin1 afternoon game was not
finished owing to a little dispute aris
ing as to the order of batting, but
it closed with the Mountville team in
the lead. The morning game stood
!? to 2 for Mountville. The afternoon
game (dosed in the eighth inning with
Mountville and the visitors I.
All business was closed and the
people pave Ihemselvcs to social en
Mr. and Mrs. Mills Hunter of Green
ville are visiting their mother, Mrs.
Miss Marie Cray of I.aureus is visit
ing her Cousin, Miss Elisen May Sulli
Mr. .loan M. Simmons has moved In
to his new dwelling which is now com
plete. It is a splendid building, equip
ped with wuler works, electric lights,
ami ail other modern conveniences.
It is one of the besl dwellings in this
set'.ion of the county and has been
erected anil equipped at considerable
Prof. Ed Werts of Memphis. Tenu. Is
spi mling the summer with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Weils.
Mr Ira llalliwanger and Miss Carrie
llnltiwangcr of Columbia are visiting
Mr. John L. Fuller's family, to the de
light of their many young friends.
Mr. Roherl I.. Whitlock is doing a
splendid busincs here now in Iiis ecu
era) blacksmith and wo d repair shop,
corn mill. etc. Mr. Whitlock possess
es a genius for mechanical and ma
chine work seldom found among men.
He lias recently erected a painting
house and added other useful conve
niences to his splendid equipment.
Woodmen of Hie World.
The regular meeting of I,aureus
camp Xo. Woodmen id' the World,
will he hohl Thursday night when de
glee work will bo put on for the ev
THE SUMMER TERM
OF COMMON PLEAS
The jury commissioners on Thurs
day drew the jurors for the summer
term of common pleas court. begin
ning Monday, July IK, with Judge AU
drlch presiding. The list follows:
Laurens township?W. II. Oilkorson,
Sr.. E. I). Langston. W. P. Iludgeus.
James T. I'.rownlee. ,T, L. Nabors. .1.
it. Fuller. Sam L. Owings. 0. S. Mc
Daniel, c. L. Ilnirston.
Hunte r R, .1. Smith. IL E. Simpson.
Cross Hill?-.1. It. WllCUt, W. E. Crif
fln. T. M. Plnson, it. A. Austin.
Waterloo .1. X. ODoll. .1. L. Martin.
.1. P. Jones, J. it. McDnnlel.
Sullivan W. II. Pitts J X Elledge,
w. k. Pius.
Dials w. J. Baldwin, Lttdlo W. Cur
ry, Ludio Ab?rCrombie' '/.. X. Cray.
Votings it. it. Prior, M. 0, Parson,
T. J. Cooper, S. J. Martin. W. 1'. Owens.
Egbert M. Kiddle, S. .1. Hum . E, M.
gcuffletbwn AV. J. Duvnll.
Jacks \. i.. Nabors.
City of Laurens to Have An
other Big Plant.
CAPITALIZED AT $400,000
Commission Iltis Kren Applied for mill
Formal Organization of the
Company ?III Follow.
A board of corporators, composed
of Laurens business num. has inado
ai pi icaiion to the secretary of Stato
for a commission under which will
bo organized a eo.-ipany for the pur
poso of bullding it now cotton mill In
Laurens. The corporation will bo cap
italized ;;t $400,000 and it is proposed
to break dirt for the erection of Ihn
plant as early as practicable after
complying with formalities incident to
effecting the organization of the com
Al the suggestion of ("apt. ,T. Adgcr
Smyth, Jr.. president ol th" Walls
cotton mills lu re and one of the pro
moters of the new enterprise, "Conno
maru" lias been determined as tho
in me of the new mill, the nalne being
of Irish origin and nsso lated with
manufacturing Interests with which
die nncostot'H of the Smythca woro
Idenlllled in 'Ireland. Tho site for
Laurens' third cotton mill has not:
he n selected, Iml ii is understood
thin it will be located within the city
The promoters of the enterprise
went about Ilia work in a quiet way
until about in days ago. when com
mittees, representing the Lauremi
Chamber of Commerce got in the field
and pushed the campaign of raising
the town's quota of the proposed cap
ital stock to a finish Friday afternoon.
The application went forward with
the following named tlx Min as cor
porators: \V. L. Gray, I Adger Smyth,
Jr., O. it. Simmons, W. II. Dial, H. K,
Alken, It. A. Coop* i'
llahhtou II L'libie. In .??-.
Ilnbbtown, July 12. Tho patrons ol!
(Sroen Pond school hold n meeting in
the school building Fridny night to
elect another lonelier roi the school,
Prof C. II. Owliijb il "li - Putnam
wer,, elected some Urne ago nnd .Miss
llrownlee was i i one eh rted Friday
Mr. nnd Mrs. V. M II; !) ol fountain
inn spoul Sunday with .1.. Sampson
Ihihh nnd family.
Messrs Itnpand Kob< rt Surdcll wero
the guests of Mr. Meli Willis Sunday.
Itev. M, F, Mein rson made a good
talk at the prayer and song service
ai P.eulali Saturday night.
Mr. Sidney Armstrong came up from
lOden Saturday and spent the day with
his daughter, Mrs. It. 0. Woods.
Misses Ifattlo and Mnudo Putnam
visited Miss Klin Mnrloi Sunday.
Misses Annie and Dcssie Owens vis
ited Misses Daisy and liulfl SlOIIO
Mr, Lee bangsten nnd family of
Lima were Hie guests ol Mr. John
Knight and family Sunday.
Mr. Aimer Unbb spenl Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. I!. O. Woods.
Do not forgot the picnic Wham's
lawn. July 2!|th,
Delling iiczemn Washed Vunj,
I it WOrlll 2ij cent "o you 10 stop
thai awful, agonizing itch? Surely
you will spend 2fi cent i on your drug
gist': reconilm ndnl Ion. to cool a ml
heal and soothe thai terrible Itching
Hy arrangement with the !'. I), d.
Laboratorien of Chicago. Wo are able
to make a special offer of a 25-eont
hottle of their oil of wlnt< rgrocn com
pound, known as D I), D. Prescrip
tion Call or write oi telephone to
t he I ,aur< II.: I >l'llg Co.
We absolutely know that the Itch Is
stopped at once by D I). D. Pre
scription, nnd the cures all seem to
The Wizznrd Sale Last Week.
'n ibble's groat "Wlzaard Sale" w hich
has attracted unusual Interest through
out the city and county, continues
through tills week. Look ? arefully
over his special advertisement as it.
appears today, visit the store find be
\ Prhrhlful Wreck,
of (rain, automobile oi buggy may
cause cuts, bruises, nbrnsloha, spr"ins
or wounds thai demand Pocklo't'd Ai ?
nlca Snlvf! earth's groi test healer,
Ojihk relief nnd prompt ? ? re results.
For jitirns, bo'ls, sores of all klixh:,
eczointi, chapped hands atid lips. sore
eyes or corns, its supreme. Sut
pile cure. 25e al !.:: i ? . Drug ( ).