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LAURENS, S. C, NOVEMBER '-?Ii, 1910.
What have the turkeys to be thank
? ? ?
Let us he thankful! There are no
more elections this yc-ui.
? ? ?
The County Corn club contest
comes next Friday. Don't forget that.
Augusta has shown a gain of a lit
tle over :;.ooo people by the volunteer
census. Really, it looks as If the
whole country is growing.
? ? ?
Many a poor bird will he forced to
ehnnge his resting place tomorrow
time and time again, only to return
ro the same roosting place when night,
? ? ?
The benefit entertainment next Fri
day evening for the library is an ex
cellent move in the right direction.
There Is nothing more capable of bi
llig a source Of great benefit to a town
than its public library and the ladies
who are working to improve the Lau
rens library should have the strong
support of every person here.
? ? ?
Another bank for Laurens county
nnd thi.-> time the honor goes to \Va
terloo. a hustling town located in a
properou- community. That the new
Institution will succeed goes without
saying for Its officers and principle
stockholders are men of sound busi
ness judgment, and experienced abil
? * *
The people of this state might well
give thanks ofr the bounteous pros
perlty that they are now enjoying.
Even though the crops have been |
small, they have been diversified and
the prices that they are commanding
have placed us In a better condition
than we have enjoyed in years.
South Carolina, with n crop of cot
ton that is somewhat larger than
some have estimated, with nearly a
00,000 bushel output of corn and with
other hay nnd grain crops in pro
portion, is able to command prices
for hor products that have been hith
erto undreamed of since the times
immediately and following the war.
Her mills and merchants are busy,
and small and large Industries are
being put In operation on every hand.
The State Is prosperous.
Not only in material things are we
bettering oun,elves. It seems that,
as each year rolls by, more advanced!
steps nr.- taken in matters pertaining
to the educational nnd moral uplift
of thi. people. More Children are uo
inp to school, more churches and bet
ter arc being built and better high
ways are being constructed that the
People may become in closer touch
with each other and enjoy the bene
fits derived from personal association.
The people ate getting in closer end
cl?sor relationship, ensuring higher
and nobler aspirations in life and
promising for the future even more
and better things.
Truly, we have a right to be thank
f ? ? ?
ITT END THE COHN SHOW.
When the Laurens County Corn
Club has Its Fair here Friday, not
only should the boys of the (dub be
present, but every farmer in the coun
ty, and surely every father of the corn
<!.ibbers. should be on hand to see
what the boys of Laurens county have
accomplished. It is true that the prize
for the largest yield in the State will
Aul fall io the Laurens County boys,
but they have don I well and doubt
less, if their records are carried to
Columbia to the. great Corn Exposition,
they would be sure to win places in
the contests for quality, size, descrip
tion or in any other of the different
To suggest that the older men could
learn lessons in farming from the
youngsters would be useless, for fig
.ures have shown that the boys have
outdone their elders In the production
of corn. To be sure the fathers have
given valuable advice In the cultiva
tion, but the boys themselves have
shown the determination to do the
work and make a successful yield.
Knowing how and doing things are
different propositions altogether.
Therefore, we would i^rge every
farmer in the county t^^?e on hand
at the Fair Friday, "here are many
things to be learn.-d yet and much
experience and inspiration to be got
ten out of sucb meetings.
YEAR FOR LAURENS
Prosperity Continues to Smile on This
Favored Seetlon of the
On the eve of another Thanksgiving
day the people of Laurens, town and
county, have abundant cause for ren
dering thanks nnd rejoicing in the
bountiful prosperity that has come
to them In this good year of grace.
In all lines of industry progress in a
notable degree has oeen the wat< h
word, a factor that is bringing things
to puss in the old county. The cen
sus returns are not yet available, but
they will doubtless reveal the fact
that In the matter of population, ma
terial advancement mid general growth
Laurens has kept pace with most of
the progressive towns and counties
' of the State.
First of all the fields of this county
have yielded abundantly, oil crops
1 basing been equal to and in some ln
. stances above the general average.
\ This is particularly true of the pro
! ductlon of corn. Hundreds of farm
ers have corn to sell, while others are
finding it more profitable to feed their
, surplus to hogs and cattle, au Indus
! try that is taking on rapid growth in
< Laurens county. The hay and other
feed crops also have been exception
ally good, and many planters are sell
ing their entire crcp of fodder and
much peaviue hay
Of course cotton is the big money
crop, and the f.ne prices received this
reason have placed the farmers, as a
whole. In better shape than in many
years. The total yield may not ex
ceed an average crop, wnatever may
be but everybody seems to have
money; business i>; the best in'two or
three years, collections are far above
the average, from lands continue Inch
and the demand for farming land from
both renters and buyers is unusually
active. With the many latter-day im
provements and public utilities, farm
life yearly becomes more attractive
and there lias been to the observer a
notable decrease in the mutter of leav
ing the farm for town and city life In
this county, a fact that nugurs well
for the continuance of prosperity in
the good comity of Laurens.
The hanks, cotton mills and other
enterprises are prospering. All the
banks of the county carry increased
and steadily Increasing deposits and
are paying large dividends: the cotton
mills are running on full time with
not an idle spindle and are declaring
the usual earnings. Likewise all other
industries, Incorporated and other- 1
wise, have had a prosperous year
are paying well on the investment and j
giving regular employment at good I
wages to all who wish to work. A
new cotton mill, with a capital stock
of $100.000, has been promoted during
the past summer and within the past
fortnight a company has been organ- 1
Ized for the purpose of manufacturing
glassware. At present there is a
movement on foot for the organiza
tion of a bank at Waterloo, a growing
little town. 12 miles south of the city,
on the Charleston & Western Caro-1
Una railroad. .1. Casper Smith of
Waterloo is the promoter and the
proposed capital is $25,000. In all.
there are tin banks doing business in
the COUIlty now, Whereas live years
ago thore were only half this number.
Educationally, th* county Is also
making wonderful strides. Now and
spacious school houses dot the county
in practically every district; the
BChool terms have Increased fully four
weeks and the total enrollment of pu
pils shows large gains.
As tO the town of Lau'cus, in a
general way it may be stated that sat
isfactory advancement has marked its
progress during the year now coining
to a close. While there has not been
as many houses erected, there has
been promoted the Idea of home-own
ing and home-building, with the result
that over 300 Jots have this year been
purchased by prospective and actual
One matter of special pride to the
city of Laurens and the traveling
public Is the near-cornp:etlon of n
magnificent passenger depot, some
thing Laurens has long needed and
alter many years of waiting. The
building is spacious and well appoint
ed. It probably cost the two railroad
companies, for it Is n union station,
something like $2?,000. It will be
ready for use within a few weeks, be
fore Christmas at any rate, it is now
Another improvement worthy of
note Is the work being done at the
city cemetery. Under the direction of
the Laurens Civic league, the ceme
tery grounds have been enclosed with
a substantial wire fence and at pres
ent a rock wall Is being built along
the entire length of the grounds
fronting on north Harper street. The
Civic league also recently had erected
on the public square a public fount:
' and in m??y ?th?r waty ha? ibis or
ganization been active in promoting
the attractiveness of the town and Its
Recently the Chamber of Commerce
took up the Idea of building a new
court house, but so far no definlto
! plan has been adopted for raising the
: necessary money.
Under, the direction of city council
I the work of numbering the houses of
the city has been conienced and will
be finished at an early day. This
means that the city is preparing for
the free delivery of mail, to which the
town is entitled, all requirements hav
ing been met.
In many ways this little "prosper
ity' story might be elaborated and
detailed, showing how the spirit of
progress pervades and pushes the
?owus lind County on to larger and
better things, nnd at this good season
it seems that the future is particularly
bright ior still greater achievement
for the people of this splendid and
well favored county.
DEATH Ol' !.. (\ WHARTON.
Daughter of Mr. W. V. Walls c of
This Count) Died Ut Union.
Union. Nov. 21.?Mrs. L. C. Wha:
ton, wife of L. C. Wharton of the
t Union-Huffnlo mills department store.
; died here last night after a long 111
Mrs Wharton had just been brought
here from a hospital a few days
! ago and there has been little hope
for her recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Whar
! ton came here from Laurens county
a few years ago. Mrs. Wharton was
Miss Wallace of Laurens county,
daughter of W. W. Wallace. She
leaves a husband and three children.
Mr.~. Wharton was burled at Wood
MK. R. L. HKN'HY'S DEATH.
Vctermau of (be Civil War and Well
known Cltifon of Laurens.
The friends throughout the county
of Mr. R. L. Henry regret the passing
of this good citizen and public ser
vant. Mis death occurred Nov. 10 at
the home of his daughter. Mrs. (1. T.
Cook near fountain inn, after a lone
Illness. The buriai took place at
New Harmony church oil the follow
Mr. Henry wa i a veteran of the War
Between the States, and his comrades
recall his gallantry ami faflthfulness
throughout the struggle. In IS95 he
was elected one of the membera of the
constitutional convention from Lnu
rens county. He is survived by seven
sens end three daughters.
Shall Women Vote?
ff they did, millions would vote Dr.
King's New Life Fills the true remedy
for women. For banishing dull, fugged'
feelings, backache or headache, con
stipation, dispelling colds, imparting
appetite and toning up the system,
they're unequaled. Easy, safe. sure.
2." cents at Laurens Drug Co end
Palmetto Drug Co.
0. B. Simmons Stock Sold.
Mr. W. L. Phillips, a well known.]
young merchant of Ninety Six. has
purchased the O. B. Simmons stock
of dry goods and ladies wear. Mr.
Phillips will Kdd to the already large
stock and will carry a full ? of
men's heavy shoes und dependable
The store will be closed until Fri
d?.y, the 2nd of December when he
will open up for buslnoss. 11" !s a
hustling business- nif.n and will make
tl Ings hum at tils new stand.
>v;n Promote Beauty.
Women desiring beauty get wonder
ful help from Bucklon'8 A mica Salve.
It banishes pimples, skin eruptions,
sores and boils. It makes the skin
soft and velvety. It glorifies the face. .
Cures sore eyes, cold sores, cracked
lips, chapped hands. Best for burns,
scalds, fever sores, cuts, bruises ami
piles. cents at Laurens Drug Co.
A VOIMi THIEF.
Hoj Employed at Bavls.Roper Us.
steals over #100 in Merchandise.
Roy Hill, a negro boy about 1.".
years of age who has been working
for the Davis-Koper Co. for some time
has been locked up in the city guard
house on several charges of theft
from that store. The boy has carried
on a systematic ami continued cam
paign of thievery until he had piled
up over a hundred dollars worth of
goods In a hiding place at his home.
Oil account ol bis previous record,
a watch has been kept on him for
several weeks until definite proof
could be gotten on htm. He will be
tried before Mayor Habb this morn
The old. old story, told times with
out number, and repeated over and
ove ragain for the last 36 years, but it
is always a welcome story to those in
search of health?There Is nothing In
the world that cures coughs and colds
as quickly as Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. Sold by Laurens I>rug Co.
Messrs. J. 8. Machen & Co.. the well
known wholesale merchants of the
city, are adding a large warehouse
room to tbelr establishment on Kaat
Many school children suffer from
constipation, which is often the < au e
of seeming stupidity at lessons, Chnm
berialn's 8tomach and Liver Tablet!
are an Ideal medicine to give a child,
for tbey are mild and gentle in their
effect, and will cure even chronic con
I si I pat ion. Sold by laurens Di ng Co.
44 it*** 4*4-4 4-4 #4 4444 44444444
$ SOCIM. AND PERSONAL. %
Reception for Miss Putnam.
Mrs. H. G. Dratum graciously open
ed her spacious homo Thursday ev
ening when the members of the Pi
Kappa Alpha society of Virginia In
stitute, entertained with a reception
of pretty appointments in a special
complement to Miss Corinne Putnam,
the only Senior member of the so
The reception rooms of the pretty
home In Fairmount were very at
tractively decorated. The color-scheme
Ol'gange and black, (the Virginia in
stitute colors) were carried out very
boi utlfully In each apartment, in the
hall, yellow chrysanthemums ware
used. In the drawing room, where
the hostess and others iu the receiv
ing line stood, was in fresh green
rema, southern smilax aud l*)lumo3as.
Ti|.or? burned in colonial hrnss can
dlcuticks and sil er candelabra In
the living roo?:s y dlow Chrysanthe
?iiins and ferns were t!>e chief dvecr
;ii!ons. in the dinning room white
roses were arranged In vases and
bovl3. The table with Ita pelished top
?vas overlaid with i r!ch lace niece
and in the centre was a low mound
of the white roses. Candles beneath,
gold shades Illuminated the table and
the entrees were held in cut glass and
Receiving the cards at the door was :
little Miss Elizabeth Williams. Inj
the hall Mrs. John Henry and Mrs.
Ezra Powers. In the receiving Hue
was Mrs. Dramm. costumed in a be
coming black massaline, hobble effect
with garnitures of French appligue
and carried a large boukuet of roses. >
Miss Cuiinne Putnam was in a toilette
of blrck velvet, a French importa
tion. Sue wore a corsage bouquet of,
La France roses. Miss Edna Earlc
King was attired in nil imported gown
of pink massaline, and wore pink
chrysanthemums. Miss Sprigner was
gowned in a blue massilen. trimmed
in Paris de Model lace. Miss Spig
ner'8 flowers were gorgeous chrysan
themums. From the receiving line the
guests were entertained by Miss Hazel
Bramm, Miss Luctle Pass. Miss Paul
ii: ? Cody. Miss Eula Willing and Mrs.
Hi Henderson. In tin- dining room
the guests were served refreshments
of tea. sandwiches, rakes, mints and
salted almonds by Misses Grace Thom
as, and Clara Vest. Presiding at tli?*
tea (tin was Mrs. Walter r.overette.
During the receiving hours an or
chestra rendered a program of select
music. Besides tiie society members
more fhan thirty-live guests enjoyed
the reeeotion. The Pi K;>p;>-i Alnhn's
are: Misses- Sula Milling. Edna Karle
King. Corinne Putnam. Urace Thomas.,
Clara Vest. Lucile Pass and Hazel
Bramm.- Bristol Herald-Cotrrfer.
Miss Wessle Lee Dial will have as
her guests Thanksgiving Misses Mary
and Carry Comar, Mary Dodwefl and!
Annie Alle? of Converse college aud,
will entertain a few of her friends in
their honor Thursday night.
Mrs. Clarence Gray enl irlalned the
"Fortnjghtly Social Club" Friday af
ternoon. Otrring the afternoon the
guests ettjoyed pl-tying the game of
"Nations", the seore cards being
dajntily hand-painted turkeys, very
suitable for the wason. After a nunv-'
her of gavies were played a delightful i
salad course, with coffee, was serve (f. i
Those present were Mesdames N.
B. Dial, W. R. Richey. Jr., R. E. Cope- |
land. W. L. Oray, J. Crosland, of Ben- ,
netsviiie. J. ii. Parks, J. H. Teague,
Lamar Smith. M. L. Copeland, W. H
Anderson .1. T. Johnson of Spartan
burg. II. K, Aik-en. Misses Lucy Darl
ington. Annie Gilkerson, Florence
Drown. Jennie Sloney. Mildred Pad
get, Origgs. Lila Hart. Jessie Hue;.
Annie Davis, ai.tl Fannie Thames.
Mrs Cray was assisted in entertain
ing by Mrs. II. K. Aikcn.
Among the Latirens people who
went down to Columbia to witness the
production of "Den Hut" were the
following: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dank
lin, Miss OlyntUia Jones. Miss Annie
Gilkerson, Mrs., H. K. Alken. Mrs.
Clnrdy, Mis. J. Fl Teague. Mis. Dank
lin Watts. Miss Dean. Mr. R. F. Flom
Ing. Mr. George if. Balle, Mr. s. M.
Wilkes. and Mr. IL S. Blackwell.
Crope is most prevalent during the
dry cold weather of the early wintl I'
months. Parents of young chil lpen
should be prepared for it. All thai
Is needed is a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Many mothers are
never without it in their homes and
it has never disappointed them. Sohl
by Laurenu Drug Co.
PRESIDENT ROBINSON INJURED.
Due West Female College President
Meets with Painful Accident.
Special to The State.
The Rev. R. L. Rob.'uvon. former
pastor oi ehe Lancaster and Shlloh
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
churches, now president of the Wom
an's College at Due West, met with a
serious accident In Due West Sunday
night. He and Dr. T. G. Boyce. were
on the way to the residence of Dr.
F. Y. Pressley to attend a meeting of
the foreign mission board, when in
the darkness they lost their way and \
fell down on embanVment, .Mr. Robin
son breaking both bones of his leg
above the ankle and Dr. Boyce sus
taining painful but not serious in
juries. Mr. RobinHon was removed
as quickly as possible to his home,
where physician* ?et the broken limb.
When you / eei coufu?di ner.
von?, tired, worried or despondent it is a
r.tire sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
riake lifo worth living tin ture and aik for
Motft Nerverine Pill? ff?&ff,
WILLIAMS MFC. CO., Tri? , CUfWU. Old*
Laurenv. Drug V.o., I/aurens, 8. C.
? OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
Trosspnss Notice All persona not
living on my premises are hereby for
bidden to hunt or other wish/trespass
on the lands of M. B. Poojfc. .Joson
A. Davis. Manager, Laurens. S. C.
Nov. 1010. 15-3t
CHARLESTON' WAKEFIED and
other early excellent varieties, of Cab
bage Plants, especially adapted to:
this section, now ready to/deliver.
$1.50 per thousand. J. Wess Donnan.
Laurens R. F. D. 2. 14-4t
For Sale?Georgia Cane Syrup at
35c per gallon in ::?> gallon vbarrels.
Hoine made vinegar at 20c per/gallon.
Terms cash. \V. H. Davis, wholesale
Syrup and Vinegar, Columbia. S. C.
Seed Wheat?The Byrdville. Dairy
and Stock farm has l'-o bushels of
Blue Stem wheat for sale. W. Di Hyrd,
Laurens, R. P. D. No. ::. 9-tf
We are ? .using v.ut oar Entire
Stock and will save you money on all
goods in our line, be sure and see us.
The Calne & Pitts Furniture Co., Lau
rens, S. C.
' Copyright Flour is a Hour of Qual-j
1 lty? absolutely pure. Copyright is al
I ways up to standard. It is the BEST
flour for all purposes.
Notice?Large monument and un-j
veiling scene photographs,' 25 cents
1 each at McCord's Studio., Laurons. S.
For Sale?Seed oats?applcr and red
rust proof oats, at 7?c per bushel. Ap
ply to A. P. Fuller, Mountvillo, S. C. j
Big Money?We want an agent in j
every town; Balary and .commission;
references required; ror lull particu-;
lars, address Subscription Dept.. Na- j
tional Sportsman. Inc.. 7.". Federal St.,
Boston, Mass. 13-6t
Goincr Out of Business. See us be
fore you buy your Furniture, Cook
Stoves. Ranges, etc. The Calne &
Pitts Furniture Co.. Laurens, S. C.
For Sale -IT'Lacres of land on
South Harper street. I.aureus. S. C.
with five room dwelling on edge of city
limits. Apply to w. C. Irby, Jr. J6-tf
..For Sale or Kent A nice 'cottage on
South Harper street. Apply to Chas.
f> Moseley, Laurens. S. C.
Closing (Mil. -Stock musl he sold.
See us before yon buy. The Caine Ai
Pitts Furniture Co.. Laurens, s. C.
Notice?We have 1.000 bushels of
different varieties seed wheat for sale.
$1.25 to ?2.00 per bushel. Smith Mer
chantile Co., Kinard, s. ('. 16-3tpd
Trespass Notice All parties are
hereby warned not to hunt/or other
wise trespass on our lands, il. W. Wot
ford. J. S. Machon. l7-2tpd
Auj Boy. anxious to earn money can
secure a position with me. To my
best boys I am going to givV,SA VINOS ,
BANKS and cash prizes. yThe work
is easy and does not interfere with
other duties. A. .Montague Copeland,1
210 Main Street.
Notice All persons are hereby for- j
bidden to hunt, ride or trespass in]
any way on ray lands. H.H.. Blake-1
ly. . 17-it pd
$S0.IM) per mouth straight salary and
expenses, to men with rig, to intro-j
duce our Poultry Remedies. / Don't ]
answer unless you mean business.
Eureka Poultry Food Mfg. Co. (Cnc.or- j
porated) Fast St. Louis, 111. 17.1C
Bine .lust Received new crop/of]
Now Orleans Syrup, also a fresJrJbar
of Annarbor Patent Flour. Prices
right. M. H. Fowler. 17-lt
?peil Thankstfh Ing For the benefit
of those who wish work done. Nichol's
Studio w ill be open Thanksgiving.
Cabbage Plants- -We have several
millions of Cabbage Plants now ready
f:?r setting. These plants are grown
from seed selected by a specialist, and
will withstand tdie lowest temperature
and WILL MAKE HEADS Alf- the
standard varieties NOW is THE
TLVIE TO SET FOIt EARLY SPK1NO
IfEADlNG. PRrCES: 500 for 7?e.
i Smallest order i : 1,000 to 4,000 at
$1.2". per thousand; 5,000 to 9,000 at
$1 on |?>r thousand. Cash. PIEDMONT
PLANT CO., GREENVILLE S. C 17-tf
$1,000,001? TO ( II \ It! I V.
Hugh T. I union, of Atlant i. Leaves
Atlanta. Nov. 21. The will of Hugh
T. Inninn, who for many years was
one of the best, known cotton Qradors
in the South has been probated',, show
ing an estate estimated at $3,000,000
to $5,000,000 In value. Mm it of it
was real estate.
Mr. Inmau's private hooks, most
of whose contents are unknown even
to members of his family, indicated
that in the last 15 years be gave OVCi
$1,000,000 to charity. ^Tho will gives
the bulk of the fortune im Mr, In
mnn's three children. Mrs. lohn W.
Grant, Mrs. Hugh Richardson and
Edward H. Innian. To Louisa1 Harri
son, a nurse, who has been with the
family for 30 years. Mr. Inman 1'eft
$2,500, and he directed his executors
to pay oft the mortgage on the home
of another negro servant, .lanes
Bowen, Who bad served over 15 yean*.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office I? Slmsaeaa BnlldlHg
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 210*
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all buaineaa
The McCord |
will copy any Photo, en- ?
large any picture and 1
make High Grade Pho- |
tographs for you at the ?
very lowest prices. No $
photographer can do ?
more nor offer any j
more special inducement !
than the j
has always done.
"Best Pictures, Lowest .
Come to see us. I
Now is the time to '
;: buy School Books, Pen
;; cils, Inks, Tablets, Spon
ges, Slates, Rules, Copy
I Books and Drawing
j| A full line of state
; adopted books always
I on band.
j ? Bay your School needs
\\ ?Jpl^ver^dj Vetch Seed
;; and Onion Setsy at low
;; est market prices.
i; Dr. Posey's Drug
For the best standard
First and Second Pat
ent Flour. Large stock
of heavy groceries always
on hand at lowest prices.
We can sell you;
White Feed Outs, per bu.# Jft
Red Rust Proof Seed Outs, per bu
Seed Rye. per bit.f.:i.">
Seed Bnrley, per bit.IJW>
Seed Wheat, per bu.1,50 to i,flo
Bran i?n?i Shorts, pat buck .. .. 1.8ft
Rice .Meal (for hops) per bu. .. !.<(.">
Crimson Clover Seed, per lb.IS
Red" Run Clover Seed-, per bu. . . .2*>
White or Red Onion Sets, per qt. .10
White Fish, per kit.60
We will make you etoao prices on
flour, corn, hay, corn-meal, bacon,
lard. sugar. We aetr Woods Leap's.
ProtIfle Seed Wheat.
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
LAURKNS, S. C.
May's Brick Yard
QREENWOOD, S. C.
Manufacturers of Fine Brick.
Write for prices.