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LAUREN'S, S. C, MAY 10, 1011.
The Adrortiser will lie glad to
receive the local news of all the
<umi in unities In the county. Coi*-<
respondents are requested to
sign their name to tiie contri
butions. Letters should not lie
mulled later than Monday morn
Lkotn L; en the map, and also on
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Now that tin- farmers are buying
automobiles, watch the good roads
sentiment, grow in Lnurens County.
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Recently the Honea Path Chronicle
recorded the rather startling fact to
the < ffoct that a well known citizen
Of that section had exchanged bis
automobile for a pair of horses and
a nice new phaeton.
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To the honor of the faithful hand
of Culled Daughters of the Confed
eracy tho comfort and entertainment
of the Old soldiers on each recurring
Memorial Day arc matters that claim
special attention at their hands, and
no votoran goes away disappointed.
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These days of school closings and
picnics bring gladness and happi
ness to every community, and the re
ports indicate that the past scholustic
year has been one of phenomiual suc
cess throughout the county. The
sei.ocd terms have been uniformly
longer, the attendance up to or above
the average and tho work on the part
Of teachers satisfactory. All in all.
Hie vacation period has been well
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Some steps uhould he taken, by those
who hav ? the authority, to stop strag
glers who are not members of the
lire department from Jumping on the
wagon when the lire boll rings. Yes
terday, when tho wagon dashed out to
Ko to the glass factory cottage fire,
there were at least half a dozen men
on it who had no business there. Be
sides overburdening the horses, they
crowd members off and caused delay
In reaching the seen2 of trouble. A fine
of not less than $."?.00 should be placed
on every non-member of the tire com
pany who gets on th ? wagon when
going to a fire. A few minutes delay
in reaching a tire seine time might
cost thousands of dollars.
Misses Al|l3 Mahh and Vivian Owens
attended tho Sunday School Conven
tion at ClilttOU last week.
Mr. Will Colcmnn and daughter,
Miss Jennie of Woodruff visited Miss
Corrie Mahon Saturday night and
Rev. 11. L. Baggott spent Saturday
night with Mr. and Mrs. John Put
Mr. Will Pitts and family of Friend,
ship section visited Mr. and Mrs. Sam
uel Molt Sunday,
Misses Nannie Kate Armstrong and
Cathorlnd Wilkcs of Laurens, spent
Saturday night With Mr. and Mrs
Mr. Calvin Cheek of Newborry spent
the last part of last week with his
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek.
Mr. L, II. Roper of Laurens spent
Saturday night with Mr. T. F. Babb.
Mr. Calvin Anderson was the visi
tor of Mr. John Mahon Sunday.
Had the largest congregation at
Rnbuu Sunday morning we have had
in a good long while. Rev. Mr. Baggott
preached as usual a good and interest
ing sermon. Those who attended Ra
bun Sunday morning from Laurens
were Messrs. L. H. Roper, Luther
Roper, Frskino Babb, and Mr. Tom
Ropor and family.
Messrs. Will Mahon and Henry
Mahon were in Laurens Monday on
Miss Maude Sharpe and Corrie Lee
ric visited In Princeton from Friday
evening until Sunday evening.
Mr. Zcb Vance and family spent
Sunday with Mrs. G. W. Babb.
MIbs Marie Mahon and brother Mr.
N'esbltt visited In Gray Court Friday
People are very busy working in
their farms. Some have flnlsVd plant
ing cotton seed while others are not
near through. Planting for a good
crop and a fancy price this fall.
Prosperous People of That Section
Take Advantage of School Closing
to Mingle Together.
The hospitable residents of the
Trinlty-Rldge section had a picnic
Thursday. And it was a real picnic,
one that the poets write about, towns
people dream about and only those
who live in the country or who are
fortunate enough as to attend, enjoy.
Early In the day the people from the
whole surrounding country began to
assembly for a day of merriment and
to discuss affairs of mutual interest.
The old folks were there, the middle
aged W01"? there, the lovers were there
and the OhilOiv.." w?re there; all hem
on having a good time and to J?v
a sumptions dinner that all contribut
ed to. The table was loaded with good
things to eat; fried chicken, broiled
chicken, salads, dressings. pickles,
pies, custards, cakes, stickles and oth- j
er things too numerous to mention.
Enough was there for all and after a|
plenty had been taken off for the'
faithful servants, quantities were car
ried off to keep the tired housewives
from preparing supper.
Before the dinner was begun Hev.
IS. ('. Watson called the four members
of the eighth grade to the head of the
table and there In a very appropriate i
little talk present ?(! them each with
a prize presented by Mr. Glen Puller
for regular atondonce at school. These
four scholars had made a Mattering
record in the past years and justly
deserved some kind of recognition.
The records are as follows:
Minnie Irving, present every day
for four years;
Mattio Kate Owings, present overy
day for three years;
Mary Barksdale, present everyday
except one for throe years;
Anthony Kuller, present every day
for two years.
Although the prizes were not shown
at that time. Mr. Watson said that'
the one pie.; nt,.,! to tin- last one not
ed was unlike that presented to the
first tit roc.
Following this brief cer nnony Rev.
.1. P, Attnway, pronounced a blessing
and dinner was begun.
In tin- afternoon the crowd repair
ed to the baoe ball grounds nearly
where the young folks played several
games and after that all returned to
their homes happy in the thought that
a day had been well spent.
The occasion of the picnic was the j
closing of the Trinity-Ridge High
School. The past session has been a j
very successful one under the princl
palshlp of Miss Bessie Hudgcns who
was assisted by Miss Macie McCarley
and Miss Nellie Mellett.
THi: THIRSTY WEXT DRY.
Nothing Doing at the Coca Cola ;
Spouts Sunday. All Sorts of Ruses'
to Get a Sip.
"Won't you gentlemen have a
drink?-' was the query a late Comer
Sunday morning propounded to a
group of thirsty looking, dry mouthed
coca cola fiends at a well known soda
water stand. "Believe I will" said
each and all of them and at once pro
ceeded to the bar. The late on s dug
down in his jeans to see if he had the
sufficiency to meet the exigencies. A
round dozen had answered the coll
and thirty live was all he had Things
began to look a little dark, for the
swill dish er demands the cash at this
place. lie bad his nerve though:
"What'ii you have. Gentlemen " "I
reckon a dope," chimed in each of
them. "Make it thirteen then." said
the reckless one, and wondered.
"Nothing-doin'". said the man be
hind the counter and the joke was on
the late one and all joined in a laugh.
Ho kept his thirty live though.
Above Is a simple, short and true
story of life as it occurred Sunday at
the various soda founts. The City
Fathers put the lid down hard and
things were so quiet it almost re
minded one of New York City or
Jones Picnic. Absolutely nothing was
doing, even at the "nlgh-beer" estab
lishment. One man went to a restau
rant and called for one sandwlsh, of.
fered forty cents to pay for it and
asked the clerk to throw In seven
coca colas. Ho divided with his friends
and quenched the thirst of a few
weary ones. Another staid business
man got word of the Impending doom
Saturday evening and took upon him
self a big empty bottle. lie went to
a fountain, had It filled with phiz and
bought a quart of syrup. He bought
half a dozen cigars, (the ban was plac
ed on them too) and Sunday he took
It easy at homo.
Consternation reigned In many a
"breast" that day.
Lillian James Pardoned.
Gov. Blease Monday paroled dur
ing good behavior Lillian James, col
ored, of this county who wan sen
tenced to six months Imprisonment In
the Penetentlary at the spring term
of the Court of General Sessions. So
licitor Cooper and Judge Watts both
signed the petition for release.
I MT. OLIVE. t
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ML Olive, May 8 ?The dry cold
weather Ih doing much damage to the
little cotton just, coming up. Some of
the boys may have to plant over yet.
Misaes Myra and Agnes Woods of
the Brewerton section visited at Mr.
W. E. Washington last week.
Mrs. Amanda Redden spent last
wt k with Mrs. Dollle Cooper. Mrs.
Cooper's health seems to be better.
Mr. Homer Butler and wife, of
Mauldln, S. C. are visiting Mr. Butler's
Bister, Mrs. J. F. Knight.
Mi. M. W. Hill sold some cotton last
week for 15 cents.
Mr. Eugene Jones Is at home from
the North Greenville high school.
Mr. Jones Washington, of Pcl/er.
visited relatives and friends here last
Mr. Alice Arnold has the best stand
of cotton In this scctlpn.
Mr. W. W. Cooper has a beautiful
site for his dwelling place.
Our pastor. Rev. J. A. Martin failed
to meet his regular appointment sun
day, though Dr. J. O. Martin, his broth.1
er filled his appointment.
ueal Estate Changes
A deal has been made, through
Bishop & Wolff real estate dealers,
by which E. B. Machen becomes the
possessor of the homo of Mrs. Clifton
Jones, on Sullivan Street, and the
home of Mr. Machen is transferred!
to Mrs. Jones. Mr. Casque, who has
been occupying tho Jones house will
move out and Mr. Machen will tike
his residence there. Mr. Gasque
will now occupy tho Dr. Dial house,
formerly occupied by Col. Crews.
Albert Dial has purchased the valu
able vacant property of Mrs. C. R.
Wallace, in the rear of the Enterprise
Bank building. The lot faces Laurel
street. The deal was made through
Bishop fc Wolff.
The Yoargin place, on Irby Hill,
has been sold by Dr. W. II. Dial to
Mr. W. H. Hudgens who will occupy
it at an early date. The purchase was
made through Bishop & Wolff, Mr.
Hudgens' house went to Dr. Dial in
Two Birds With One Stone.
Deputy Sheriff R -hi returned Mon
day night from Atlanta where he land
I ed Jake Byrd, who Is charged with
stealing seed cotton from the field
near Mountvllle some time ago, and
Tobe McClintook. charged with a mis
demeanor in Clinton. Jake Byrd, in
his eagerness to get off with his cot
ton, it will be remembered, drove his
wagon into the Saluda River and was
forced to leave It. Magistrate Good
man swore out the warrant for him
and Mag. R. R. Mllam swore out the
one for McCllntock. Mr. Reld, in ad
dition to capturing the two criminals,
spent a pleasant day or so in the
I'ndergoes an Operation.
Miss Arkie Coates. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Coates of Sullivan
Township, was taken to a Columbia
hospital last Sunday for a operation
lor appendicitis. The operation was]
entirely successful and Miss Coates
is getting on very well, according to|
Information received from the hospital
wosterday afternoon. She was ac
companied to Columbia by Dr. .1. L.
Donnan, the family physician, and her'
mother and two brothers.
\t I'oplar sprimrs Church.
The Poplar Springs church extend
ed a call recently to their pastor. Rev.
B. P. Mitchell, for his services during
a half of his time. He will begin in
May, preaching the first Sunday In
stead of June as Indicated before. The
members are requested to bear this
A very distressing occurrence hap
pened at Ora Saturday, when a horse
being driven by Mrs. Henry McDill
became frightened at a young colt and
ran away. Mrs. McDill was thrown
violently to the ground and one arm
broken and a severe gash cut in her
bend, besides other minor injuries be
ing inflicted. Mrs. Neighbors, of Lau
rens, was also in the buggy at the
same time and was thrown out. She,
however, sustained only slight in
juries. Mrs. McDill suffered a grent
deal from her Injuries.
To Build Phono Line
Mr. A. R. Thome and Mr. H. H.
Plnson were In the city Monday soli
citing subscriptions to aid in building
a telephone line from Mr. Thome's
store Into the city. The line is to be
used for the benefit of the entire com
munity surrounding the store. As a
large number of the business men of
the city aro interested In building
such communicating lines into the
city a fairly large sum was collected
and probably more will be added when
the list is brought back again. The
line will be a benefit to the merchants
of the city.
CROSS HILL NEWS
Cross Hill, May 7.?Mrs. R. A. Aus
tin went over to Clinton last Tuesday
to meet the executive committee of the
Laurens County Missionary Institute
of the Presbyterian church. Mrs.
Austin Is leader and the committee
was arranging a programme for the
meeting May 24th at Laurens.
Rev. and Mrs. Hollingsworth were
Clinton visitors last Tuesday.
Mr. W. M. Miller went to Atlanta
last week to consult a specialist. He
has been unwell all winter. Dr. Mil
ler and his son J. L. Miller went with
Mrs. Janle McSwaln and Miss Cora
Qrlffln are visiting relatives in New
Messrs .1. W. Simmons, J. II. Rasor i
and C. D. Nance left here in their au
tos and took a little spin to Gray
Court and back by dusk, about 50
Mrs. N. I. Williams was called to
Greenwood last Wednesday on ac
count of the death of her brother-in
law, Mr. Horsey Watson. Mr. G. L.
Carter and his son Mr. Joe Carter
went over for the funeral Thursday.
Mr. Watson has many friends here
who were sorry to hear of his death.
Mrs. N. B. Boyee and Mrs. W. II.
Leaman were Clinton visitors last
Cross Hill High school hoys are
elated over their victory over Laurens
last Friday, the score being 13 to 1
in favor of Cross Hill.
I am glad tltat "Observer" in your
last week's paper could see such im
provement under prohibition in our
county, and yet there are some people
who write for the papers who can t
sie it that way but delight in criticis
ing prohibition and our rural police
and long for "the good old times"
when there was a still-house on ev
ery branch and no police but the sher
iff and his deputy.
.Mr. W. T. Boyee lost a fine shepherd
dog last week. It was trained to
bring up the cows and he regrets
very much losing it. Some one in town
must have put out poison and it got
some of it. One or two more dogs
and a cat were found dead at the
A colored man. .lake Bird, was ac
cused of stealing cotton last winter
and ran off. Mr. S. W. I.owe received
a telegram last Friday from the chief
of police of Atlanta, saying he had
Bird and for him to come for him.
Mr. David Whiteford lives about
two miles from town. He is 01 years
old and Is quite spry for his age. He
rides a young mule and sits as erect
as a boy.
Mrs. Virginia Neville of Clinton
spent the week-end with her friends
in Cross Hill.
TO THE CONTESTANTS.
On account of the fact that someone
borrowed our Monday's Chronicle and
failed to return it we are unable to
publish the standing In this week's
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
The Byrdrllle Dairy and Stock Farm
still have their .lack. The season is
now open. This last yeiir>r work Is
showing up fine. See HTim, before
breeding elsewhere. Will take care
of mares over night for those from a
distance. Fee $12.50 liv ing colt. Phone
No. lo. Laurens R. F. D. No. :;. \v. I).
Byrd and Son 10-tf
For Sale Binder -One cheap second
hand McCormlck binder, Brightly us
ed. Apply to Albert Teagtte, Laurens,
B. C. 40-2t pd
For Sale?20 bushels of Improved
King colon seed still on \fip*\, direct
from the King farm. .1. Wade Ander
son. 10-21 pd
Spanish Jack?My big Spanish Jack.
Sampson, will make the season at^my
stables He was sired by notetL-Sfimp
son Jack from Spain aiitt^ts 15 1-i
hands high and weighs 800 pounds.
Fee $!2.r.O. Also my noted stallion.
William Denmark a standard bred sad
dle and harness horse will mnke the
reason at the same place. Fee $10.
B, W. Martin, Laurens, S. C. 35-St
For Sale?Cord Wood. Twd hundred
nnd fifty cords of good woo^Kfbr sale.
Price $2.50 per cord. O. H. Bolt. Lau
rens, Route 5. 38-5t pd
Notice to Ice Consumers > lee books
sold for cash, drivers will ?tili vor and
collect for bocks. Laurens Ice Fac
tory. 38-5t pd
Wanted -Two or three men o& neat
appearance. Apply to Room 12. /lifter
prise Bank Building. 4f*lt pd
For Sale?Two 70Asaw gins and
feeder?Van Winkle^arfd one power
preBB. W. H. HudgcM, Laurens, 8. C.
For Sale?One 5-room cottage and
lot and 1 vacant lot cornar Sullivan
and Martin streets. Also VlO alia res
Watts Mill stock. John l*oterBon,
I,aureus. S. C. 41-lt
Lost?One Gold Cuff JAnk with Ini
tials D. M. N. engrnved t^ej^omJTlnd
er will confer great^fttVor by
returning to D. M. Norwood, at the
Lost?One gold pin. Masonic Em
blem with "G". Ix>8t/betweon OII
kerson House and Graded School.
Finder please return to Advertiser of
It is the man or woman who looks ahead and *;
provides for the future that gets along, and part of ::
that looking ahead, and a great deal of that provid- ;;
ing can come only from a bank account. Are you ;;
looking ahead? ',',
NOW FOB LITTLE HOCK,
llOW to Got There
Air Line Knilv.uy
ONLY ONE NIGHT OUT FROM
SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA
Account of meeting of the United
Confederate Veterans, round-trip tick
ets will be sold from all principal sta
tions May 13, 14, 15, 1011; final limit
May 2:1, 1911. Extension of limit un
til June 14, 1911, may be had by de
positing tickets at Little Hock and
payment of. a fee of Ffty Cents.
Round Trip Rate From Laurens,
$15.45; (via Clinton and Seaboard).
Leave Clinton SAL 11:27 I'M
Arrive Birmingham SAL S.::o PM
Arrive Memphis 7::!0 AM
Arrive Little Rock ! :30 PM
Will operate through coaches and
Any agent of the Seaboard will
cheerfully furnl3h any information.
C. D. WAYNE.
Assistant General Passenger Agent.
WANTED-A RIDER AGENT
Iff KACM TOWN and district to rido and exhibit a sample- Latest Model
lianjer" bicycle- furnished by us. Our agents everywhere aro muklng
money fast. nvritt ht full #
NO MONEY REQUIRED
f^S'liifflaHlati**!*rtand ifttielofer mtonet,
~ until you recelvo and approvo of your
bicycle, we ship to anyone anywhere In the ?. H. without a ?<?> ./'/ ..?
In advance, t"K>tf"liht, and allow TEN DAYS' FREE TRIAL dm ho:
which time you may ride the btcyclo and put tt to any test you wish.
IT you are then not perfectly satisfied or do not wish to keep the
bicycle sh I nit l?aek to us at our expense and you will not it out one tent.
FACTORY PRICFS Wo '"""nlsli tho highest grado bicycles It Ls
i, . Y "?Vfc* posslblo to mako at onn small profit aliovn
actual factory cost. You save $10 to f.'j middlemen's profits by buy
ing dlroctof us and havo tho manufacturer's guarantee behind your
bicyelo DO NOT BUY a bicycle or a pair of tires from antont at ?.?
tritt until you recelvo our catalogues and learn our unheard of lattor?
'rltrt tLlMl rimarkablt Iffclal oftrt U) HdOT agOnta.
iflll Wll I RF A^TflHIQUm >"" rooelvo our beautiful ratelnirno
? . ?M1"1" ??? I UnlOntU aiiilHtticlyoiirHim. rl,in.>,l,-lHntthoir,?i,/.r
ullij low price* wo can mako you thlH year. Wo mil tlio highest grado lileyclo? foe
n?y (hanany othor factory. Woaroaatlsned with ?1.00 proiitahovofactory roHt.
Order* tilled ttio",i? *Meal*oil &*D ?Ur ^'cyclc* >""l?y?ruwu uamo pluloat double our prlcui.
- - ^ff.C?tD Mf N?. BeS YCLB?'. Wo do not regularly handle sooond hand bicycle*, hut usually havo
,Jt-r?? ?'V7." 5SR4uSS?'D.*l!S<'a Uy ?,ir <-'''icago retntlatoroe. tiiobo woctoar out promptly ui pn-.??
^JpBirramM ^Woriio. PeacriptiTo bargain lUta mailed fro*.
bOASTEK'BRAItF^ alnelowhools, Iniporlod toller ch.ilni and pcd.iln. parts, ropali land
w w pi w ^??J1 gJgP ?? ' oquipiuontof au k ladt at half the regular rtlall prlciti.
$ i Hedgethorn Puncture-Proof $
A SAMPLE PAIR
The rrtulorritall frittofthese tint .
$10.00 ftr fair, but to Introduce wt
Will till ton ttamfle fair fortl.SOieath wllhordertl. 55
NAIL , T.icka, orQIa.a will not let thealrout.
A hundred thousand pah s sold last year.
DESCRIPTIONS M"do 1,1 uM Bosos, ft
rldlnir, very durafilo and lined Inside with
a si>eclnl uuallly of rublxT, which never be
comes porous and which closes tin small
punctures without allowing tho air to escapo.
Wo have hundreds of letters from satisfied customers
stating that their Urea havo only been pumped up once
or twice In a whole season. They weigh no moro than
an ordinary tiro, the puncture resisting oualltles being
given by several layers of thin, specially prepared
fabric on tho tread. Tho regular prlco of theso tires
is tiO.OO per pair, but foradverllslng purposes wo aro
making a spoolal factory prlco to the rider of only 14.80 per pair. All orders shinned samo
day letter s received. Ve ship C. O. ]>. on approval. Vo.1 donot p??S^Wuntlf yoS
have examined and found them strictly as represented BU y
...Vj?.w!i^"~,iw.<*0,*h ?"?eountof 5 percent (thereby making tho pric e ?4.55 Dernalrllf toii aend FULL carh
wv.'?^r.dj.?j"ul *"??'??? ?'?"? advertInemont. You run no rltfc In Bending ua ??, order .k m" Una ma. bo
returned at OUR oxpenmt If for any rwon tbe? aro not natlMfactory on examlnatlo i Wo mXfMUi n&hta
an, money aent to an Innn aafa.a In a hank. If* you order* pair of theae tlrei you will find thnt tl er wi ? t
eaalcr. r.in faater. wear letter, laat longer and look llnrr than any tiro yoii have ?tr tiled OTMtl, at aiTv V.ri ?
We know that you will bo ao well ple*so<l that when you want a hlcyclo you will Viv? iTIAT/TV."A ?J 1 I
you,t<V2>jd o?? ?rj?l order at one^benoe thla remarkahiMlre olTor?7 ' " * u" 'our on,er- W?w*?l
IF YOU NEED TIRES^itW'iZ r.?L?'.n.lV*"r pr,ro,,n,n7?" "oml fnr?p?1 r?f ?thom
J. L. MEAD CYCLE COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL
Notice tho thick rubbertroad
A" and puncture at rips "B"
and "D" also rim atrip "H"
to provent rim cutting. This
tlr* will outlast ?nv other
make--80PT, ELASTIC aag)
EARL C. OWENS
I-ATJRENS, S. C.
Horses and Cattle Treated with the most
improved instruments and the
most modern methods
Office Phone 202
Home Phone 74