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A last week's Juror who hud served
also in the days of the dispensary, com
meriting upon the change for the bet
ter, said: "Living a long way from the
county seat and being near another
market I am seldom here, and could
hardly realize the happy change. Why;
amongst all jurors, witnesses and
spectators 1 have not seen a man tin
der the Influence of liquor."
"Being near to the Greenville line
I folt a deep interest in the election
as to reopening the dispensary last
fall. Coming on the heels of the prim
ary, which it was claimed had given
prohibition a backset, it was an eye
opener. The vote on governor had
been close in Greenville, but when the
good people were confronted with the
question of reopening the, liquor shop
with all Its pernicious home und soul
destroying Influences, they said 'no,'
to the tune of about three to one.
"There was the old Slmpsonvllle
settlement) now one of the best regions
to be found in the state, that was once
a favorite haunt of the whiskey wagon
and called a liquor neighborhood, when
It came to an election last November,
after having had the glorious experi
ence of a closed dispensary in their
own county and also In Laurens
(which lattor after Greenville had
closed out, had then much trouble) in
a total vote at that precinct of one
hundred and forty-two gave one vote
"Many here In Laurens who voted to
retain the dispensary say that they had
no idea that It would bring such a
chniiRo and that they could never be
persuaded to support the open sale of
liquor again, and they tell me that the
records of the Mayor's court shows
that there is no sort of comparison in
the matter of drunks and disorderly
conduct of this period with dispensary
Thousands of women and children
bless the day when the sanction of law
was withdrawn from the sale of liquor
and its sale put in the category of
crimes where it should have always
Why not make it a crime to sell or
dispense an article, or commodity that
has bred more crime than all other
causes combined, that has ruined more
homes, broken more hearts, blasted
more hopes, wasted more treasure,
made more widows and orphans, turn
ed more souls away from heaven than
war, pestilence; and famine.
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Bditor Laurens Advertiser:
Allow me to make mention of a
pleasant occasion at the beautiful
home of Mlaes Mao and Allle Babb In
honor of the members of the B. Y. P.
U. of Kabun Creek church and their
friends Saturday evening from 7.150 to
The occasion was a weighing party
and the following Invitations were
"A weighing party is given for you,
'Tis something novel, something new.
The B. Y. P. U. ask you to meet
With Misses Mae and Allle Babb, near
A friend will weigh you at the door,
If you have no objection, on this score,
For every twenty-five pounds you
A nickel you will kindly pay;
If above one hundred Is your weight,
A nickel for each fifty pounds will ap
We hope, you'll come and join in the
We won't care if you weigh a ton."
As they entered the hall which was
beautifully decorated in green and
white they were weighed and each one
received a beautiful hand-painted sou
venir card, and then they entered into
the beautiful parlor to enjoy them
selves. After talking and laughing
for a while, a guessing contest was
given, the winners of first prize were
Miss Allle Babb and Sloan Mn'hon;
second winners were Miss Cora rut
man and M. D. Fulmer.
Before leaving, the dining room
doors were thrown open where all
enjoyed themselves very much eating
cakes and fruits.
Those present were Mis. Dr. J. W.
Benson. Misses Vivian Owens. Ada
Nash. Rucla Wolff. Cora Ptttman, Inez
Ragsdale, Mae and Allle Babb, Messrs.
Dr. J, W. Benson. M. D. Fulmer. .lesse
Wolff, James Irvin, Haskell and Hor
ace Gray, Zibrl Reeves. Claude and
Sloan Mahon. Homer Nash. Ludle
Ivans, and Glenn Abercrombie. Lee
Chapman, George Brown, Houston
Babb, and W. D. Owens. Every one
present enjoyed themselves and would
enjoy having more "weighing" par
ties. The B. V. P. TJ. raised a nice sum
of money that night which will go
for home missions.
Big May sale going on at Red Iron
I CROSS HILL NEWS
Cross Hill, May 1.?Miss Pearl West,
one of our popular teachers and Mrs.
B. P. Watts went over to Atlanta last
week. Miss Wllmer Ramey, another
popular Cross Mill girl, taught for
Miss West while she was away.
Among those who attended the ora
torical contest at Greenwood last Fri
day evening were Misses Kate Austin,
Mattlo May Neville and Blanche Pin
son, Messrs. W. T. Boyce. Guy Martin
and Frank Simmons.
Mr. W. T. Madden and Mr. J. E. Lea
man have had their houses repainted
Dr. Lambert Nance has finished the
course In dentistry and has opened up
his office here.
Mrs. Coleman, an aged lady, died
last Thursday night. The body was
carried to the family burying place
near Dysons, Greenwood County.
Miss Ilorteuse Low was operated
?non a few weeks ago for Appendicitis
She is critically ill at a hospital in
Columbia at this time.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
have decided to observe Memorial Day
the 12th of May. Everybody ought to
come out and help decorate the old
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hall Campbell died Saturday night and
was buried Sunday afternoon.
A Georgia poultry man says he has
a hen that has laid (?0 eggs in 101 days
this year. Mrs. W. B. Fuller has a
hen that lias raised 10 chickens this
year and they are now frying size.
She has sold a few at good prices. Sev
eral hens came off at the same time
and all the chicks. 10 In number were
given to one hen. Only nine died. I
believe that beats the Georgia man's
Quite a number of our young people
went over to Clinton last Saturday to
the ball game.
Mrs. Lula Griffin, of Greenwood
County, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Janle McSwaln. Miss Cora Griffin,
her daughter and teacher of the
Vaughnvllle school, is also a Cross
J. M. Howellj^a- pqjpular druggist of
Greensburg, IyyT, sTfy^T'SWo use Cham
berlain's Couth Beme.oy in our own
household nn(L kmrW It is excellent.
For sale by all dealers.
You-better-see Bed Iron Backet for
your spring hill. They sell for less.
Walk a block and save a dollar.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
The warm weather has come at last when you must turn your
attention to light weight fabrics, such as Lawns, Muslins, Light Silks,
Wash Goods, Spring Millinery and Low Cut Shoes. Our stock was
never so complete with a large variety of all the new things for the
warm summer days.
The best nnd most stylish SuU<*. ~?^n
at.$15.00 $1&50, and $20.00
See our great line of advertised Suits at $10.00,
.$12.50 and $16.00
There is a substantial saving on each one
Of these Suits.
Roy's Suits . . . .$2.00, $3.50, $5.00, and $7.50
Roy's Knee Pants .. . .50c, 7.">c, $1.00 and $1.50
Summer Underwear.25c, and ."die
.Men's Union Suits.$1.50
Stylish Hats.$1.00, $2.00 and $3.00
Silk Socks, per pair.25c and 50c
French Shriner and I'rner Oxfords for men
Rostoninn Oxfords for men.$1.00
Reacon Oxfords for men.$21.00 and $3.50
Ready Made Wash Dresses 08c, $1.50, $2.00
Ready Made Shirt Waists, . .49c, 08c, and $1.5(1
Dressing Sacks .. . .59c, 75c, 08c, and $1..'>0
Klmonas.98c, $1.50 and $1.08
Wool Skirts . . . .$5.00, $0.50, $8.50 and $10.00
Silk Dresses.$12.50 and $15.00
Lingerie Dresses .. ..$2.08, $5.00 and $10.00
40 inch white Lawn, in short lengths per yd 5c
40 inch White Lawn In short lengths, worth
l?c, per yard.10c
Beautiful Colored Muslins per yard .. . .10c
;:c. In Pajama (Moth per yd.10c
Yard-wide Sea Island, in short lengths, yd 5c
Rest Cnlicoes per yd.5c
Gauze Vests.5c and ltlc
Rrown Linen, special, per yd.10c
Our millinery department is filled with the
best in stylish hats at popular prices.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO TRADE WITH
J. E. Minter & Bro
The Just as Good as Ours
Are Not as Cheap as Ours
THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD."
The Just as Cheap as Ours I
Are Not as Good as Ours 1
Attractions in Seasonable Merchandise that are sure to attract the attention of Wide=awake Shoppers.
Merchandise of quality at prices that are sure to please. We want you to see the specials that
we are calling your attention to here before you supply your wants. Time, tide and
bargains wait for no man. It means money saved to all who take advantage
of the Genuine Bargains that we are Offering.
In Towels, Table Linen and
1200 extra large cotton buck towels i-i plain
* white ami colored borders, worth J.'c our
100 Extra heavy all linen Iluck Towels. Inrge
size, regular price. 7?C to 85c, our special 50c
We have just what you want in Tablo Linen.
We want you to see what wo are offering
at.25c, .">0e 75r and $1.00
White Quilts In n big Hange of Style and Price
Extra special values to offer at $1.25, $1.50,
In White Lawn and Batiste
?;noo yards of extra nice lawn, beautiful finish.
worth everywhere \2\b to 15c our special
800 yards of white Lawn in short lengths,
worth 12'j to 20c, our special for .. . .Nc
2."?0 yards of exceptionally fine imported white
Madras, for men's shirts, worth 35 to -10c,
our special for.25c
Quality In Ladies, Misses r.nd Childrens Hat?
at prices that will appeal with particular
force to lovers of high class millinery. If
It Is a hat at a medium prlco up to the very
best, we have It. .hist make up your mind what
you want to pay for your spring hat and we
can give you the very best for the price.
In al Lace and Insertion
One big lot of extra good values In Lnce and
Insertions to match, values in the lot worth
up to 10c. This Is something that you are
going to buy and this is your opportunity.
Our spec ial for.5c
Genuine ralncs in Heal I.Mien I.ace*.
1500 yards of real Torchon Lace and Insertion.
Some In the lot worth 20 and 2f>c. Our spe
Special Embroidery Values.
Big lot of Embroidery to close out at bargain
prices, special values for .. . .5c, 10c and 15c
In Shoes of all Kinds and to Fit
When we show you a shoe you can rest as
sured that there is none better for the price.
Hanau and Sons, Howard & Foster, and Cros
sens are our specials from .. ..$3.00 to $6.00
Zlegler Pros, and Sei by Shoes are our special
for ladies. .Nothing better to be had at the
prices.$2.00 to $1.00
special Values in Hibben.
Big lot of Taffeta Ribbons In all colors, worth
up to 15c, our special for.10c
We want you to make our store your regular shopping place. We will make St to your interest by
giving you Quality at the very Lowest Prices.
The House of Values
OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The House of Values