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I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. J. N. Leak was hero Monday
fvojn Gray Court.
Mr. J. A. Bailey, of Clinton, attend
ed court Monday.
Mr. John T. Robertson of Clinton
w;v> ha town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MInter of Sedalia
we're visitors in Laurens Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Richey. Sr..
?pect several days in Atlanta last week
Mr. Henry Rnsor of Cross Hill was
a business visitor In Laurens Monday.
Mrs. E. C. Roland and Miss Roland
were among the visitors hero last
Mr. I). \Y. A Neville, of Clinton, was
.wong the attendants on court Mon
Mr. J. C. Nelson of Mountville was
?irrtong th'3 business visitors here last
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunklin enter
tained a few friends at Bridge Friday
Mrs. T. C. McDaniel and little son,
ol the Ekoin section, were in the city
Judge R. C. Watts, while in the city,
is a guest at the home of his brother.
Maj. Qua Watts.
Hoi;. D. !!. Magill, member of the
House from Greenwood was here Mon
day on business.
Messrs. A, C. Todd and J, M. Cannon
v?ere In Greenwood last week on pro
Miss Pearl MedlOCk of Fountain Inn
was the guest last week of her sis
ter, Mrs. J, A. Toyor.
Mrs. John F. Bolt left last Thursday
for McColl where she will visit her
daughter for some time.
Miss Bessie1 Todd will entertain the
P irtnightiy Club at her homo on Main
street, Thursday afternoon.
Miss Lois Farrow has returned to
S-partanburg, after a visit of several
;iys to .Mrs. c. \V. McCravy.
Mr. A. C. Miller hae'accepted n posi
tion with the L/uircns .d nj. Company
..iid has entered upon his duties.
Miss Lydia Rudd, of Cross Hill, has
returned from the North, where she
vent to purchase her spring line of
Mrs. John D. Pitts of Blackwell and
Mrs. Frank Wilson, of Newberry. are
tie guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Feath
Messrs. James and John Donnan,
young farmers of Scuffletown town
ship, were business visitors to the city
Mr. John W. Beeks of Ware Shoals
was a visitor here Monday. Mr. Heeks
",imc down to register bis commission
\s Notary Public.
Messrs. John Hardy. Bolt and Wel
lie F. McDaniel attended the entertain
ment Friday evening at Friendship
- hool house, Sullivan township.
Mr. R. K. Howell, for several years
popular salesman and latterly man
iger of an incorporated mercantile i s
tahlishmeni here, has moved to On n
Mrs. Albert C. Todd and little
Untight ?r. Harriet, have returned from
Albany, Ca. They were met in Atlan
ta by Mr. Todd who returned home
Miss Emmie McCrnry, of Clinton.
(tended the dance given by the young
people in the Armory Friday evening.
While i:i the city she was (he guest
f Mrs. .!. Warren Bolt.
Miss Nora Taylor returned Monday
from a visit to her sister. Mrs. W.
S, Harrell, who Is at tho Columbia
hospital recovering from a surgical
operation which she underwent a week
asro por r.upendlcltis.
Mr. J. Cope. Henderson, who has
t?oen connected with the ofllco of tho
I/nurens Oil Mill for the past several
months, bos accepted a salesman's po
sition with n Greenville wholesalo and
retail store and left last week for his
Make Your Room New.
Mantels, ("hairs, Wood.Work, and
small rooms, can be quickly painted
!?y any ono with a small can of our
Homo Finish Domestic Paint, In all
colors?15 to LT. cents.
Makes all Interior wood-woi'k bright
Gel it from J H. & M. L. Nash. 1-au
rens; .1. W. Co| eland Co.. Clinton.
the kind we make, with
fill that the word "Quality"
NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY
Accounts That General Grant
Would Not Inspect.
Rsfussd to Look at Thv? Kept by
8on During World Clrcllnfl Trip,
Sine* AM Bill* War*
By E. J. EQWARDS.
Tho only one of the> Grant ehttdven
who did no>. accompany thd general
and Mra. Grant on'any pavt of their
famous tour around'the worUU which
began when they eet sail from Phila
delphia In 1877, following the. close of
the general's second term as presi
dent, was their second son, TJ. 8.
Grant, Jr. Years later, when this son
had become a well-known resident of
Ban Diego, I called his-attention to tho
fact, and naked why he did not take
"I have always regretted that I was
not able to make tho Journey," was the
reply, "but there were one or two good
reasons that operated to keep me at
home. I had been recently graduated
from Harvard and tho Columbia Law
Hohool and had Just bogun tho practice
of law. It did not soem expedient that
I should break In upon my life's work
thus early by taking part In a world
tour that perhnpB would occupy tho
better part of three years, further
more, It was necessary that some one
should be in tho United States who
oould look after father's business af
fairs, and because there was a very
good personal reason why I should re
main at home. I was given tho task
of managing father's business matters
for him while he was absent from
"Well, after father had started 1 de
cided to keep a very careful, system
atic and detailed record of accounts
relating to such of his business as I
might be called upon to transact. As I
behold these accounts grow from
month to month, I reflected with some
pride that upon father's return I
should bo able to lay before him ac
companied by tho necessary vouchers,
a oompleto and full statement of all
collections and expenditures made by
me in his behalf. And, I must con
fess, as tho time for his return drew
near I began to look for a compliment
on tho manner in which I had attend
ed to his business and on tho accurate
and complete story of his business af
fairs that tho accounts would tell to
"Of course, some timo after fa
ther's return we were too much oc
cupied with greetings, with receiving
friends and congratulations, and with
listening to the various stories that
father had to tell of his experiences, to
get down to tho business that lay be
tween him and me. Hut, finally, there
came a day when I placed before
father my account books, vouchers and
other documents essential to perfect
accounting, and said to him:
1 " 'Father, I have tried to keep vsry
careful and accurate accounts of your
business affairs stnoe you have been
away, and' I think I have done pretty
well. I have here a general statement
of receipts and disbursements, a de
tailed statement, and a complete set of
vouchers. I am sure that you will find
the accounts all right, and I wo/^aTlke"
to have you look/ them over.'
"'Well, my son, father asked, 'did
you recelvo enough money to pay all
my bllla promptly?'
" 'Oh, yes, the receipts were abund
"'Well, you have paid all the bills?"
" 'Yes, every one.'
" "Was thore anything left over?'
" 'Yes, quite a little sum.'
" 'Then take your accounts away and
lock thorn lip; I don't care to see them.
So long as all the bills wore paid, and
so long as the balance remains In my
favor, what do I care about accounts?
That's all 1 want to know.'
"And do you know," concluded Mr.
Grant, "I could never get father to look
?xt those accounts I had kept so pains
takingly against tho day of his return.
Bill I think ho was not a little proud
of the way In which I was able to hand
i general report to him by word of
(Copyright, 1010. t,y k. j, Mdwards, All
KlKhts Reserved I
The task of negotiating Turkey's
great loan has no terrors for the mil
lionaire financier, Sir Ernest CasBel.
Undertakings which would apj>enr
colossal to -the average city magnate
aro handled by Sir Ernest with the
utmost serenity and calmness. One
Of hts first successes, after launching
Into buslpess on his own account, was
the straightening out of Argentina's
finances, and he also raised China's
l>tg loan after her defeat by Japan.
He negotiated at least three state
loans for Mexico, while lands asv far
apart as 8weden, Uruguay and' the
TJntted States have benefited- enor
mously by his financial assistance.
Odd Gifts to School.
A lotus boll and several prayer
otdnes from India have been given to
Mount Holyoko by Miss Jessie R.
CJarlcton in memory of hor motner, Ce
lefdla,Bradford. clasn of '54. Another
gift to^tho college recently was a plc
turo of the place where Mary Lyon
was teaching when she conceived the
Jdoa oY Mount llol. ok.
* No Hurry.
Mother Bird You have been In
?yjur tietii ,ollR enough.
Fledgling .That's nothing. Men
n-oro In their nests .50,000,000 yoars
beforo they learned to lly.?Harper'*
MountviUe, March 13.?The Glee
Club of Clinton College gave Mount
viUe a delightful entertainment last
Monday evening. They were greeted
by a good audience and every one en
Joyed the exercises. The music was
very entertaining, tho songs well
rendered, and "Uncle Jim's" "get offH"
wore especially laughable.
A little four year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Miller was painfully burn-l
ed one night last week. He was dress-'
ed ready for retiring and was stand
ing before tho fire when his gown
caught tire. Before his clothing could
bo removed the little fellow was right
badly burned. However, under care
ful treatment ho is doing very well.
The sympathy of the community
goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bryson
In their bereavement over the loss of
their little infant girl, who died Sat
| urday morning, 4th inst. The little
babe bad lived only three weeks, but
I long enough to endear Itself to the
Mr. Brooks Goodman, mall carrier
<>n route No. 1, has purchased a bow
motor cycle for use on his route.
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Crisp, of Grov
er, N. C. and Mr. Paul Fellers of Co
lumbia, are spending a few days with
Mr. J. L. Fellers' family.
Mountvtllo had a right exciting lit
tle fire Saturday afternoon. A small
warehouse belonging to some oil com
pany was burned, supposed to have
been sot on flro by a spark from a
passing engine. $'X> or $30 worth of
fertilizer and other material belong
ing to Bryson & Son. and over forty
bushels of cotton s ced, which Mr.
Cleveland Watts bad just bought and
placed there Saturday morning for
planting purposes, went up lu the
Bames. By hard work the store of
J. u. Whatley, now occupied by j.
Walter Simmons, was barely saved
from burning. The wind was blowing
the tire directly towards this building
Which caught several times but was
The Hipp Brothers, successful mer
chants here, have opened up a furni
ture store at Cross Hill in connection
with their business at thla place.
Several of our people attended the
funoral of young l<ewls Klrk at Cross
Hill Sunday. Mr. Kirk was a student
In the Mountvllle hcIiooI a lew years
ago and had by his quiet nnd kindly
disposition endeared hlms*4f to our
A Directory For Lnnrens.
The Piedmont Directory Company,
of Ashvllle N. C, have their repre
sentative Mr. D. M. Prnnktl, In the
city soliciting business for a direc
tory of Laurons and Lanreua County.
When the directory is- completed it
will be sent broadcast to every direc
tory library in the Cnlted States and
will Im? quite an advertisement for the
city. It Is to be hoped that the mer
chants and business men will give this
directory their hearty support tor
such a thing is quite an asset to the
city as well as to the strangers com
The many friends of Mr. Robert
Copelaild Will bo sorry to learn that
he does not improve as he should nnd
that for the past few days lie has been
LAST LYCEUM NUMBER.
m >...,, C rmtt Will Deliver Lecture
ut tue 0|K>ru House.
The lnst number of the City Lyceum
Course will be given al the Opera
House next Tuesday evening when
Ryrou C. Platt will deliver one of hlB
famous lectures. Mr. Plat! Is already
well known to a large number of peo
ple here aud his reputation Ih well
known. The ixxii, Ohio, Review aays
of him, "One of the greatest lectures
ever glvo In IxhII." The Ashland,
Ohio, Press says, "The lecture made
a profound Impression upon all wh?
Old New Furniture.
Worn out Chairs and furniture are
made like new. at a cost of about 20
cents with one eoat of L. & M. Varnish
Mahogany. Oak. Walnut, etc. colors.
Directions on each can.
Qet It from J. 11. & M. L. Nash, Lau
reus; J. W. Copolaitd Co.. Clinton.
Think of this: A beautiful and real
cut glass tumbler for only 10 tents
each, they have just arrived, be sure
to see thi m.
S. M. & B. II. Wllkes & Co.
Friday and Saturday
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Our new goods have arrived which is the most complete line of stylish, up-to-date fabrics we have
ever shown. We have striven to show the very beet values the market affords and at prices that are
bound to attract.
SPECIAL FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
Short length in 25cts Flaxon. Special per yd.
Short length in 2uctS Dimity. Special per yd.
Short length in 25cts P'oplin. Special per yd.
40-in White Lawn, worth lQc, special per yd.
40-in White Lawn, worth 15&, .special per yd.
Short length in Chambry, worth M*. per yd.
Short length in Percals, worth 10cts,~J%T yd.
A Special Muslin, Fancy Gingham, per^v
Special in 64-inch Table Linen, per yd. .
Special in Men's Shirts, 10 doz. Men's $1.00
shirts in assorted sizes, special, each at
For Friday and Saturday, 12 yards -
Our Millinery Department >in2 HOW at
we will be glad to have you ? ^ ~
Hats and Novelties in ihr j ?U
Chilcote, Miss Nanie DorrojJ 1? tj O
will be glad to show th<
of Opening later. ???'<-1
Our Clothing Department is at
$10.00, $12.50, $15.00
.tore numbers of
its f other national-""""
ihese soldiors of
?O, they will notff
for* clause, of the^
ore mercv than
5,000 pairs of Shoes
must be sold at once.
Lace Sale Friday and Saturday
About 8,000 yards of laoo bought special for this sale.
>ut Dr. Kings
A golden ^nWCh' "JW.S tO
oj)portunity to buy all your summer lace at less than half what curing Constl-Dlir*1
you usually pay. At these special prices WO Will sell only by itisness, chills.
the bolt of in yards. !U1(' Palmetto'^'
For lace worth f>e and 10c per yard Special per bolt . ,80C and 1!fc _______
For lace worth 10c to 20c per yard, special per bolt.8?C
The biggest embroidery sale we have ever bad Including the lastest
noveltios in flouncing and bands. See the display.
Ueglma Slippers, In Fat., Suade, and Gun Metal ..^'ill and $4.00
Muster Drown Oxfords for children.$1??0, *l.7.'> and #2.00
Ladles' Silk Hose. In Black, white and colors por pair #1.00, $1.00
See special In Ladle's Silk Hose.."?Ho
See Skin gauze Hose, per pair.2?C
With a purchase of $5.00 or mon
FREE one pair of our Patent Tensior1
making your Spring purchase at our I
J. E. MINT
We have the most complete line
of Laces and Child rests' Mats in the
city. See us before you buy.