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Will Improve Service by Co-opera
Ron Thos S. Wicker, President of
Association, Issues Call to Workers
Jn South Carolina.
Tims. B. Wicker, president of the
Rural Free Delivery Carriers' associa
tion of South Carolina, has Issued an
address to the carriers of this State,
urging "increased interest In the or
ganization. Mr. Wicker, in his ad
"Brother Rural Carriers of South
Carolina: Below you will find a list
of rural carriers whom 1 have ap
pointed special organizers for their
respective counties. See If your name
Is on the list, and If it is. then go to
work with a vim for your county as
sociation; If It is not. then write your
county organizer at once and tell him
your services are at his command.
"In several counties I have made
no appointments because I didn't
know who would he willing und in
terested enough to undertako the
work. I should he glad to have the
names of hustlers from those coun
ties, so that the list of organizers
could he made complete. The ap
pointment of special organizers
doesn't mean that State and county
officers may become less active in
their efforts to secure members.
"The State convention at .Wwnerry
last July was the largest and best
In the history of the association. The
question now Is, will It bo excelled
by the convention at Florence next
duly? What does Florence say about
it? What does March say about it?
What do we all say about It? Our
presence In goodly numbers will make
it a success; our absence will make
it it failure.
County Con veil tlous.
"Now let us all got busy in the in
terest of our county conventions on
tho 30 of May. Remember the na
tional dues, as lixed at Little Hock
laat year, arc 7f> cents and State dues
2.r> cents. Your county dues, if any,
are what you choose to make them.
"Let us all join the association for
the good of the service and for out
own good. If by getting together in
conventions and exchanging ideas, we
arc benefitted, '.hen. of course, the ser
vice will be benefitted to the same ex
tent. The cariier who refuses or neg
lects to join the association, isolates
himself and pockets his salary at the
end of the month. This is the sum
total of his Interest In the rural mall
service. The carrier who joins the
association manifests by that very
net, a desire to learn, through the
association as a medium, the wishes
of the department officials in the con
duet of the service, Me is wide-awake
and more < fllcleut than his isolate:)
brother, because he is In touch with
the department and In sympathy with
those who are trying to Improve the
Eliminate ! mperfcctlons.
"There may be some among us who
think that the recent salary increase
was not as large ns it should have
been. Prom our vh wpolnt perhaps
it was hot; but from the viewpoint I
of th ? government it was solely a;
question of economy. We must not
form t that our branch of tho sorvlco
is young and. in some respects, im
perfect, therefore, looking at \i In this
light, lot US who are in the hold co
operate with our superiors at head-1
quartors, to the end that the Imper
fections in the service may be ellm-1
Inated and that we may become more
efficient and deserving. When these
things have been accomplished there
need be no doubt that our compensa
tion will be as generous its we could
wish. Uncle Sain is not stingy, but.
as every good business man should
be. he is conservative.
"In closing, let me again urge upon
you the Importance or your presence
at Florence. .Inly ;'?. I and .Y three
days. Come, whether a member of
the association or not.
Thos. K. Wicker,
The Advertiser took occasion last
week to mildly criticize the service
that is being given on the Columbia,
Newberry and Laurens Railway and
also the Greenville and Laurons di
vision of the Charleston and Western
Carolina. We are glad to see, ac
cording to the news story in another
part of this paper, that Improvements
and very advantageous Improvements
are contemplated by these roads in
the near future.
The Advertiser claims no credit for
having made the railroads Improve
their service, but only claims tho right
to rejoice that the schedules have boon
changed and that Laurens now has a
still better chance of expanding her
trade and Influence.
Rase Rail Game.
The Gray Court High School team
and the Cross Hill boys will play hall
here Friday afternoon. As both teams
have been playing championship ball
a good game is expected and a largo
crowd of Laurens people should be
out to see them.
THE DEPARTED COMRADES. *
Tho following resolutions were
draw Up and adopted at the last meet
ing of the Laurena Briars at Lnnford,
Satruday April 15th:
Whereas within the year since our
last meeting we have been made to
feel heavily the hand of death in the
taking away of Comrades Allen W.
Burnslde, Benjamin W. Lanford, T.
Aug. McCarley and Joel T. Crisp, of
tho "Laurena Briars" 3rd S. C. Regt.
William T. Dorroh, Bluford Putnam
and Burton Crumbles of Co. "10" 14th
S. C. Regt. R. L. Henry and Fountain
B Martin or Co. "E" 3rd S. C. Bat.
Resolved. That It Is meet thai we
pause in our accustomed pursuits, and
while bowing in humility in the pres
ence of God's dispensations, put on
record our testimony bearing witness,
to the soldiery bearing and many vir
tues of our fallen comrades, who have
gone to join the martyred hosts of
Carolina's mighty dead.
It seldom comes to us that in so
brief a time we have been put under
such a cloud of sorrow; and weight
of affliction, by the removal of such
a company of veteran survivors of
these remnants of the Old Guard of
the Confederacy, each one of whom,
did brave and faithful service for his
country, during the long and bloody
war between the sections.
And well earned the appelatlon "He
was a Confederate Soldier", a title,
which must ensure for him the grati
tude and remembrance of his children
ami children's children foreverinore.
It is with a consciousness that it is
our sad yet peculiar privilege, and
it is with a solemn sense of duty that
we would assure all those to whom
Our comrades were bound in sacred
ties of blood and holy ties of friend
ship and affection, that we are moved
With deepest sympathy, yet while
bowed with sorrow we are encouraged
with the assurance of an eternal re
union in that cxlstanc which begins
beyond the tomb.
Rsolved. That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to our county papers
with request that they publish.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IS TOWN OP (LINTON.
(Continued from page one.)
The annual meeting of tho Asocia
tlon of i olleges of South Carolina
will be held with the Presbyterian
Colloge of South Carolina on Thurs
day and Friday, May 11 and 1:2: the
University of S. C, the Citadel. Cleni
son College. Wofford College. Fur man
University, Ersklne College. Nowbor
ry Colloge, the College of Charleston,
and the Presbyterian College are the
members of this association. The
meeting will be open to the public,
unless otherwise announced. The
firs' meeting will probably be hold
on Thursday evening, in the college
Death nt' .lames Simpson.
Last Thursday afternoon tin . on of
Mr. ind Mrs. Klmore Simpson of the
Rockbrldgo neighborhood was burled,
the Rev. Dr. Bean conducting tho fun
eral. He had been a sufferer for about
i: years from the most sovere Inflnm
ntory rheumatism and death was a re
lief to the sufferer. But the death of
an invalid leaves a gap that is slow
10 Close and the sympathy of their
friends uoes out to the borcavt .1 fam
The past week has In en crowded
with social enjoyments.
On Tuesday evening Mrs. W. B, Ow
ens, Jr.. and Miss Margaret Parrott
entertained very delightfully for the
Avalon Club and several other gUOStS,
On Thursday evening Miss Ola
Young entertained the Cecllian Music
Club and a huge number of invited
On Friday afternoon ? tho ladies of
Stephen i). Lee chapter entertained
the public nt a weighing party.
On Friday evening Miss Dorothy
Owens entertained a number of her
friends a4 tea.
On Friday evening Miss Janlo Ken
nedy's music class gave a piano reci
tal which was greatly enjoyed by tho
friends of tho young performers and
On Monday evening the students of
the College and their friends enjoyed
i measuring party at Judd Hall.
On Thursday evening tho young
crowd enjoyed a surprise party at tho
residence of Mrs. A. B. Henry In hon
or of her niece Miss Mary Bell.
On Friday evening cf last week the
members of the local Kastern Star
chapter, tho James B. Parrott Chap
ter, met at }he residence of Miss Orrah
Bess Little and enjoyed a royal feast
Popular Film To Return.
Manager Grant has announced that
the great film "Tho Fall of Troy"
which scored such a success here
several weeks ago, has been secured
for a return engagement and will be
shown hero on the night of tho 18th.
Other films of tho very highest order
are being shown nightly.
IN COMMON PLEAS.
. (Continued from page one.)
Pitts & Brother, the firm being com
posed of J. M. Pitts and his brother,
Guy C. Pitts, made contracts with
Cooper & Qrlffln to deliver ?00 bales
of cotton at prices ranging from 10
to 12 1-2 cents. Cotton soared during
tho spring months, reaching prices
around 15 cents. Ninety bales on one
of the contracts were delivered, $2,000
paid r.s a settlement on another of the
contracts and the remaining deliveries
were never made nor were settlements
mndo on them. Cooper & Qrlffln
claimed $10,800 as due them on the re
maining contracts and for this amount
sued Pitts & Co.
J. M. Pitts & Co., of which it seems
that J. M. Pitts is the only liable par
ty at the present time, claims that
Guy C. Pitts had no authority to make
such a contract, and, therefore, the |
contract was not binding. Counsel for
Cooper & Griffin placed in evidence
facts intended to show tlTat Guy C.
Pitts was a member of the firm and
had authority to make the Contra??}.
These facts went before the jury and |
the above verdict was awarded.
The testimony In this case brought
out very forcibly the amount that
farmers and merchants lost in the cot-?
ton deals that spring. One after an
other the fleeced wtre placed on the
stand to admit that they had sold cot
ton for future delivery at prices
around 10 cents and delivered it when
the price was II and I", cents and go
One of the witnesses, with a sense
of humor, said, when asked what the
staple was bringing when he deliver
ed, that hn didn't known as he was
not very much interested in the price j
at that time. A large number of these'
sold their cotton to the defendants
in the suit and were forced to make
Col. Crews Better.
The many friends of Col. Crews
will be glad to learn tha he has been
steadily improving during the past
few days. He has been able to sit lip
for short periods, but does not yet
feel able to he up permanently. Col.
Crews will be jiSDecially missed today
in the Memorial Day exercises, in
which he is always exepcted to take a
part and at which time all of his old
comrades expect to see him.
Westmoreland's Tetter Ointment
removes all roughness or redness of
the skin. Heals 1 erruptions, makes
the skin smooth, fair and healthy.
Sold at your Drug Store.
Tor soreness of the muscles whether
induced by violent exercise of injury.
Chamberlain's Liniment is excellent.
This linimellt is also highly esteemed
for the relief it affords in cases of
rheumatism. Sold by all (balers.
LEARN AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS.
Take ll thirty days Practical course
in our cell equipped Machine Simps
ami learn the Automobile business,
and ncccpl good positions. C1IAR?
LOTTE ALTO St ilt).,... i hnrlolto, N.
Par-a-sit-i-cidte cures itch and
mange in 30 minutes. Pimples
and Ringworms quickly. Price
L,AURENS DRUG CO.
60c by mail or express from
Dr. L. J. Sharp & Co., Commerce,
Ga. Guaranteed. "Take no
$ You can get the very
I Irish Potatoes
I Dr. B. F. Posey's
i These are fresh and the
kind that grows.
I Dr. Posey's Drug
"Purity at Posey's"
Laurens, S. C.
We Draw Trade in Shoes!
This Shoe Store draws the Shoe trade by the super
iority of its Shoes, the fairness of its prices and the ex
cellence of its Shoe service.
The Man, looking for the best pair of Spring Oxfords
or Shoes can be bought for $3.00 or $6.00 is sure he'll find
them here and he wilj!
The Woman, looking for the very best Spring Shoes
or Oxfords she can buy for $2.00 to $3.00 is sure that she
Then, when it comes to shoeing the Boys and Girls,
the best Shoes that $2.00, $2.50 or $3.00 can buy, will al
ways be found here. The Best for the price is always
And So We Draw The Shoe Trade!
If you have never bought Shoes at this Shoe Store
come and learn WHY so many people come here for
THE SHOE MAN
Customers' Shoes Shined Free
One Price to AN
White Hickory Wagons
Are the best by test and reputation. We carry a
complete stock of these Road-Kings and invite you
to inspect them.
The Very Best Buggies
You can find none better than our line of Hughes,
Normans and Anchors. We have just received a
car-load of each. Our prices and terms are right.
We also invite your attention to our General Sup
ply Department, where we handle everything in
the Grocery line and the best Fertilizers made.
R. C. GRAY & CO.
Laurens, South Carolina