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POSTAL SAVINGS BANK
TO BE OPENED HERE
Laurens Post Office Desig
nated by Department.
SMALL INTEREST RATES
ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS
In Carrying out Iiis Policy of Extend
ing the Postal Hanks System Over
the United States Postmuster Gen
eral Hitchcock has Ordered one
Opened ut Laurens.
"While Postmaster Hicks, several I
members of the Chamber of Commerce !
and others were straining every nerve i
to get the city mail delivery, the new
Post Office building and most anything
else that was likely to be turned
loose free up at Washington, Postmas
ter General Hitchcock took a running
start and planked down a postal sav. 1
:ngs bank here right before every
body's eyes before anybody could say
"Jack-frost." The move of the Post- !
master General was wiiat the expect
ant lover would term as "so sudden"
that before the town could recover
from its surprise it had already said
To be a little shorter Laurens is
going to have a postal savings bank,
something like that one at Newborry
but a little more prosperous. Post
master General Hitchcock has been
trying out the plan on a large number
of cities within the past year and he
has considered them successful
< nough to locate them In many other
places. Within the past few weeks a
great many post offices have been so
designated and judging from the rap
idity with which they are still being
distributed around they will soon ho
spread all over the country. No mon
ey goes with them however. One of
he objects of the postal, savings bank,
. :i staled by the advo< at s of the sys
tem, is to bring out from secluded
places that large horde of money
which is kepi by thos i skeptical peo
ple who will not trust the prevailing
banks. In this way it is hoped to gel
this money into use so that it will be
of some real service in developing
the country's resources. The banks
are especially provided for the for- |
- igii element, which seems suspicious
of the nations present ".tanking sys
tem and Which docs not make use of
the capital which they have laid aside. I
In other respects it will serve the
Usual purposes as the private banks
A small percent interest is paid on de
Postmaster Micks went to Nowberry '
Monday to look over the postal bank
down there and to get on to the de
rails of how to run it.
In speaking of the new post office
building, Mr. Hicks states that he has
received a telegram calling for a few
statistics as to the lot. Tin; Inquiry
was couched in such terms as to lead
him-to believe that tho architects arc!
busy at work on the plans and that
it will not now be long before tho j
ontraot will be advertised,
Clarence Held Injured.
Deputy sheriff Clarence Held met
with a painful, though not a serious
CCldent Friday afternoon, when his
tj^i tol dropped out of his pocket and
exploded, the bullet entering the calf
of his left leg. Mr Heid had tust com.
out of the sheriff's offlCO where he had
been silting down. Ills "artillery'
in list have slipped up considerably, for
when he went to go out of the court
bouse floor it fell out, striking the
stone steps When tho report was
heard and Mr. Held was seen to be
wr unded, a mr.nl er of men who were
; landing near by rushed up and aided
hint, W "Meal assistance was render
ed and he Is now steadily improving.
In several days ho will probably be on
the street again.
A Laurens Woman Honored.
Miss Lola Todd has Just completed
a two year training courso at Hoper
Hospital. On nccount. of her oxcollent
services, splendid ability .and high cs
?eem in which she Is held by the
Trustees of Roper Hospital, she has
boon asked to accept a position there
night Superintendent. Miss Todd's
many friends both In Laurens and
V "harleston will not ho surprised to
N loam of her honored position, for she
Is known by her amiable disposition
and splendid judgment. Her friends
predict for her a brlllinnt future.
TO MEET HERE
Killern Star to Hold Mooting Ucro
Three Days During Week Beginning
The Grand Chapter of the Eastern
Star, State of South Carolina, will hold
its annual meeting here beginning the
H'th of Juno, it is expected that over
a hundred delegates will he present.
The members of the local chapter are
already making preparations for this
event and visiting delegates will be
given a royal time
In addition to 3 high ranking of
ficers from this state, a number of of
ficers "high up" in the constellation
will be present.
WILLIAM .1. HR Y A N COMING.
Lecture Will be Chen in School Au
ditorium Instead of Opera House.
The time is fast approaching when
W. J. Bryan, "The Peerless Loader"
will be here. Me is coming Saturday
night. June 17th and his lecture will
be his most famous one. "The Prince
W. .1. Br>an.
Reserved seat tickets will be plac
ed on sale this coming Saturday at the
Palmetto Di ng Stlro. As a largo num
ber of out-of.town people are expect
ed, special provisions will be made to |
give prompt attention to mail orders.!
Had His Arm Cut Off.
Cornell Hunter, colored, had a rath
er rude awakening Sunday morning
about three o'clock; more than that;
1m- lost one of his arms, and thereby !
hangs bis tale of woe. Journeying
homeward 'way after midnight by way i
of the railroad track of the C. & W.
C, toward Watts Mills. Cornell,
tired out from the days- work and
more or less overcome by the night's
excitement, etc., fell asleep on (he
track, .lust how long ho slumbered
caii hoi be stated with any degree of
accuracy, but along about throe A. M..
a locomotive, having occasion to pass
in thai direction, crashed into the
it.; :. culling off nn arm only a few
inches from Ilm shouldor. Dr. Hughes,
local surge-on for the railroad, attend
ed the injured man and made him as1
comfortable ?s possible,
Another Raid on Gambler*,
Cross Hill. S. C. June 5.?Rural Po
lice Lowe and Maddon, assisted by J.
T. Watts and Willie Madden, on Sat
urdry night, June 3rd about 12 o'clock
ran into a bunch e>f gamblers in the
public highway about 100 yards south
of Torn Shaw's, and caught one negro.
They captnreel eine J)avls & Roper coat,
20 cents in money, one deck of cards,
one 1-2 pint of whiskey anil got the
names of six of the negroes. There
was about ten in the bunch.
Noi\ llcpalr Shop.
Mr. E. C. P. Decker, a recent re-sl
lent of MilledgOVille, Ca.. has moved
to Laurens and Opened up a g neral
repair shop ndtir (Day & Easterly's
lumber yards. Mr. Ii E. Gray,
who was Instrumental in having
Mr. Decker move to Laurens
In writing of him says that ho Is
first class workman in ovory particu
lar nnel has the tools ami the knowl
edge to in any kind eif repair work in
the very bes^ manner.
dr. (j. c. albright
After Election of Officers, Piedmont
Dental Association Tendered Ban*
The Piedmont Dental Association
adjourned its quarterly meeting
Wednesday night, following a busi
ness session in which the election of
Officers for the ensuing year was gone
into and an enjoyable hamiuet ten
dered the visitors by the local den.
The following officers Avere elected:
President, Dr. G. C. Albright. Lau
rens: vice president. Dr. Frank Fer
guson. Greenville; secretary and treas
urer, Dr. W. D. Simmons. Piedmont.
The next place of meeting will he
Spartan burg some time in the early
A question of meat importance to
the dentists and one that is of most
general interest to the public was dis
CUSsed Wednesday afternoon, when the
examination of school children's teeth
was fully gone into. 1 >rs. Chlsolm
and Ferguson load in this discussion,]
and many Interesting points were
brought out showing the need of such
examinations. No definite plan was
settled upon, however, as to how this
Work should bo taken up.
The crowning event of the session,
from a social standpoint, came
Wednesday night when the banquet to
the visiting dentists was given at
Date's Dining Hall. Desidcs tin den
tists themselves, a. number of local
people had been invited, and the even
ing was pleasantly spent at the ban
quet board. Dr. .1. I'. Carlisle acted
as toast master, and introduced the
speakers as follows:
"The Supply Man.'' r< spoiuled to by
Mr. Slanbury, of Atlanta.
"Tlie rseful Man,'' responded to by
the lion. R. A. Cooper, of Laurens.
"The .Medicine Man." responded to
by Dr. It. K. Hughes, of Laurens.
"The Hard Worked Man." respond
ed to by Dr. F w. Bubanks.
"The Help Me t of Man." by |) . \\\
D. Ferguson. bl Laurens.
"The Business Man." by Dr. H. K.
Alken, of Laurens.
It was tin- general opinion of a num
ber of dentists that this was one
of the mo t enjoyable as well as prof
itable meetings that the Association
has yet In Id, th- local dentists having
spared no pains make it a success.
These meetings uro proving of great
benefit, professionally, besides furnish
ing an occasion when tie' men can ir? t
togethi r ii. broth* rly friendship and
keep in direct touch with each other.
.11 Ni: TKRM CRIMINAL t ot IM.
Session Convenes Monday, June 111.
Willi Judsre Ivriiest Gary on tin
The June tern, of General Sessiom
court foi Lauren;: County will be con
vened Monday, June 19. The sc >-. :<,;.
will be held by Judge Kniest Gory.
The docket at this time does not con
tain a siiiKle murder charge, a cir
cumstances without ? parallel in the
recent history ol the county, so far .:?
the records show. However, there will
j be quite a number of indictments in
minor cases for tie- court which will
be in session only ouo week, provided
' there is enough businoss.
Became of a discovered Irregular
ity in drawing tie- jurors for the term
by the jury commissioners se> rnl
days ago, a now venire was drawn
Monday. June as follows:
Laurens Township?-J. IC. Phllpot, .1.
A P. Moore, M. I.. Nash. 10. D. Tom
pleton, .1 L. McCllnlock, J. A. Wof
Dials?lt. L. Gray. .1. C. Smith <'
m. Wolff, itobt c owrnge, Jno. v
Youngs ^. a. Edwards, John L
Jones, G. J. Lanford. W. W. BurdettO,
Scufllotown L. F. N'hbors.
Hunter?It, 10. Copeiand, R, .1. Mr.
Crary, C. C. Bailey, J. a. Bailey. I). R.
Crawford, J. Rhett Copeiand, John H.
Hipp, W. R. Crisp.
Jaeks~W. L. Weir.
Cross Hill?J. 11. Dukes. R. W.
Waterloo- -.). F, Burton, J. I. Ander
son. H M. Latimer, J. 10. Martin.
Sullivan?a. J. Traynham. .1 II
Carlisle, J. M. Chlldress, It. E. Taylor,
w. a Traynham.
Meeting of i>. \. It.
The daughters of tlie American Rev
olution will hold a1 meeting Friday
, afternoon at the home of Mrs. Perry
Simpson. The meeting will be called
to order at 0 o'clock, at which time
all of tho raombert are requested to
FOUNTAIN INN CHARMED
WITH "THE NAZARENE"
Beautiful Cantata Sung in the Border
Town hy Laurens Talent Before a
Large and Vpprcclallvc Audience.
Quite a haudsoinc hattery of tour
ing ears left the city last Friday af
ternoon front 5:30 p. in., at ". minute
intervals, carrying 19 persons. Of
these, 20 were to sing the cantata,
taking the following parts:
Director, Chas. H. Dicks.
Accompanist, Mrs. C. H. Hicks.
Misses Annie Richey, Jennie Shenl
ey, Mary Toil 1. Wallace, Mathews,
Emmie Ming, Henry Wright, .Mrs. K.
A. Babb, Mrs. ,T. H. Teague.
Messrs. It. G. Franks. Ed. Hicks. .1.
N. Richardson, Jno. I). Chlldress, w.
Mesdntnes H. K. Alken, \V. 1'.
Thome.-on. W. H. Anderson. Misses
Nanni? Dramhlelt, Addle Shenley.
Messrs. E. II. Wilkcs. J \ Wright,
Jno. Dicks. ('. II. GilsqUO, Jach Mc
The time to Fountain Inn varied
from ."?" to mi minutes for all tin curs
and r< ad conditions were good.
The people of our prosperous iicigh
horine town had spread an olegant
suppei on Hie lawn near their hand
some school building and the tourists
did full justice to the twilight picnic.
The singers were never in hotter voice
than on this occasion ami the music
lovers i Fountain Inn were generous
in tht lr praise s.
Quite a nice sum was realized from
the door receipts, these being dlvidvd
with tue Ladies' Aid Society of the
Methodist church there. Practice
and haul work on the part of director
ami members of the ?aste has Im
proved tho work since this number
was rendered here and they give a
performance that is highly creditable.
I So successful and pleasant was IhD
trlp that similar Jaunts to nearby
points are being considered, the next
In all probability, heilig Woodruff.
Laurens Boj Won,
! .'. Henry Simpson, of the Poplar
Springs section of this county, won
the "Improvement Modal" in tho Phil
osophlnn Society of Furnian Culvers
ity re tenlly, This i.. a highly coveted
j honoi and shows lliiil this young Lau
rens county hoy \? doing well at Fur
' man. lie is also o'Ui Of four members
j of Furhian who will compete for Ihc
"Wharton Medal." given hy Mr. W.
Carl Wharton cd' Ulis county, for the
best declnimor. D Is said thai he
stands a line chance of winning :his
THE GREAT CONTEST
TO CLOSE TO-NIGHT
Ml Ballots SI.hi he in the Posl Of
fice in Time to lie Slumped Tonight'
The great contest, which has been
'conducted hy the \iigustn Chronicle
and a mimher of weekly papers, this
One included. Will conic to a close to
night in a great whirlwind Of votes.
I Because the Contest Department did
hot have the vote* In shape to pub
jllsh yestorday, wc cannot give them
Since today i. the last chiince e,i
the contestants. i> should not by any
means he the least fruitful one. A
number Of Contestants fool sure that
they are already in a position to win
one of the Chronicle prizes or one
oi the county prizes. They l" -I that
they have got one of thorn "cinched,"
so to speak, As a matter of fact, they
ha\e no grounds for any such thought,
for (here is no telling how many votes
another candidate may have. Do not
allow one of those beautiful prizes to
get away from you at the last moment
' just because you failed to work tho
last day. That very last subscription
' might turn the balance in your favor
while If you failed to get that sub
scription you might fail to win a single
prize. There Is only one day left to
work in. The chain <? is open to it"t a
large number of subscriptions today.
I loti't give up the ship.
TIlO Advertiser will notify the win
i lug candidates i>: mail or telephone
. ? as S00I1 ::s tie- < Hint Is decided.
Real I stale I runsforx.
Dishop AI- Wolff ha\ Jt1Sl c losed a
deal by Which 'our lots on Todd and
Farley streets formerly belonging to
('apt. II. D. Humbert, \. rn sold to Mr.
I L. W. Marii?. The Selling price Is
MR. Je O. C. FLEMING
CALLED TO HIS REWARD
I.aureus Shocked Lais! Muhl hy 11???
News of Iiis Death, Which uns I n
Just as we are going to press the
news roaches us of the death of Mr.
J. o. C. Fleming, quo of the city's and
county's most prominent citizens. Mr.
Fleming had been in declining health
for Bcveral weeks and although It was
thought that his condition was very
serious, his death came as a distinct
Mr. Fleming was about 67 years of
age. He is survived hy his wife, who
was a Miss Todd, and three children,
Charles. Jonnnle and Caroline. Only
] about a year ago he was called
I to grieve the death of his eldest child.
Samuel, who died suddenly at David
It is impossible to say at this time,
when tlie funeral will be held.
FOR FREE DELIVERY
Government Vgent in the t'ltj to
See if Requirements hud Keen Mel
With in the Numbering of Streets
Mr CSco. N. Drown, of Columbia, was ,
l in the city last week inspecting the
city street signs, house numbers tipd
I other things for the Post Otllce De
; pertinent in order to make a report a;
to the advisability of Installing a free
I delivery in Laurens. Postmaster Hicks
l drove Mr. Drown over the city and
showed him what had boon done.
Mr. Drown found ii necessary to vis.
it a number of business houses in the
city in order to gel information on
different matters. Although lie bus
J not made hjs report yet and did not
have anything definite to say on the
! mutter, it is gencrnlly understood that
lie will recommend that the system bo
put In and that a( b ast, two carries
bo employed. However, Postmaster
Hicks thinks thai Ihn city really will J
(lud need for three and he will take
Up the !)? til further with the depart
in< ill and t ry to have three put on a!
opf.ii \ norsi: t u v,\tn:s ii \nds.
Mr. ii. ii, Graill, v\ ho has Peon Coli?
ducting a Muting Picture shoe..
Trans ft r> his Lease,
Mr. !!. II. (Irani, who has been eon-j
[ ductine Ci' Dreamland Theatre for
several months, has sob! oni Iiis inn i>
est ii, Mr. Chnrlic Amos, V. HO lias been
assisting him Kineo he (ins been here,
The. moving picture shows \, ill . on
Untie as before.
i The departure of Mr Gram will bo
regretted by a large number of poo
pie here for he had made a groat many
friends. He was always very liberal
in aiding any charitable cause by di
ll siding receipts at different pi liform
lances and although at times it inighl
not have he, M convenient it can be
alely said thai be did not reins.- a'
' single request ol this kind.
I Mr. Charlie Amos, who will now
take dharge, has been running the
machine since ho liar; been bore and
Is thoroughly in touch with the bin i
I ness and Ire will continue running
ibe iIn a;re in ihe .- ame niaiuu i ihnl
! irlor Car Service.
' The. C, ?v V.. C, |t; ., will pttl on a
don;.!-- daily pin lor car service be
ginning (he Ii-Ith of ibis month, D?r
ing tlio :- mi inier months heretofore on
ly a daily service h.'ii been run but tho
ilicrensed travel over this road calls
for this extra service This means that
III pailor car will Pave Augusta every
; day rind one will leave. Aohvlllo evuri
j day making connections at Spartan
! burg for both points without the no
c> Bslty of changing cars.
Mr*.. Lucy llarksdalo Kvans.
After an illness of several Weeks,
Mrs. Lucy Darksdalo Hvans, wife >f
Prof. Frank Fvans. superintendent of
the Spartanburg graded schools, died
at a Columbia hospital Monday. On
Monday evening tho body was brought
to Laurens, accompanied by members
of the family. At. II o'clock yester
day morning the funeral and burial
services, clndUCted by Re v. W. K.
Thnycr and Rev. C. F. Dunkln, woro
held at tho Darksdale burying
grounds, two mlios wesi of the city.
'!'!;;? deCcasod (ho daughter of
the late Dr. John A, Rail'-dale and
Mrs. Mary Rarksdale. She is Blirvlv.
od by her husband and two children
be-ides four brolhorfl of tills city,
Messrs. 0. 1)., J. A.. W.J, and A. D.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Itov. Or. II. A. While I'reached nu
Eloquent Scriaou at the Presbyter*
Ian Church Social tfhtlrs of Much
interest to a Large Number of l*co?
Clinton. Juno College commence
ment is overshadowing e\< rythlag else
in town this week, Tho week's pro
gram is ns follows.
Sunday. June I, 11 a. in Dacca
laureate sermon hy Itov, Henry Alex
ander White, d D. of Columbia;
s:SO p. in., sermon before Y M. C \.
by Itov. .1. M. Molladtty, D I)., ot
.Monday, .lam ;'. p, in .Meeting
oi i.xccutlvo <-<iniiiii11? ? ? hi hoard of
trustees; s::'.u p, in., debaters colli ??>.
Tuesday, .luue 10 a m, Mooting
of Alumni association; s :.o p in.,
Wednesday, Inno 7. D> a, in. Com
inouci incut i xcrclsos, address by
Prof. Ci o. A. Wain hope. l*h. D. of
Univevslty of South Carolina.
Tin- Presbyterian i hurch was HUed
on Sunday morning to hoar the Itev.
Dr. II. \. Wl |(e ot Columbia 1 to
tdio.se a; his toxi Caul's speech to
King \grlppn: "I was not disobedient
unto iho heayi nly \ i: Idn." The
moii was ii very abb- one. The College
Dice club look the place of the regu
lar church choir and Hie seats in tho
main body ol the church wore rosorv
od for the i (udent body.
On Sunday ? veiling I In lb v i M.
I loll (day of Wimishoro preached the
annual sel'inon before tin V. ,M. t' A.,
on the life of : < r\ [< ?? !! ? u-\i In inj
?'Love one a not In r'.''
Invitations wi : i! i - "?ii ;i wi nk
by (ho II
io the marrhuv ol i '.< h dan
Kalherlne I.mi; i;, to Pro I Mot h v, oil
(Iraliam, ,li\ I In nun i lai i w ill lako
place in l!i ? Klr; l, I'n bytei ian church
Several social affairs have already
been given In hohoi ol the hrido-oleei.
Wednesday i\?:,iii;. Mi-> Tallulab N ?
\ ille < iiterta!m d a dozen hit 'male
fi e nds for h< r iii a lovely d|nil< i; '
urday aflernoon, Mbs. Prnnrcs Ken
nedy i ii to rt aiued tin; Aotaeon Pool,
club, the occii ion Inking the form of
a "inlsccllam ous show* i :.rid ; uno
lovely gift; of honor. .Miss Clara
Dm/i it has i : ti d invitations for a
dinner party for the member! of the
bridal part> next Tucsdaj evenlni;
The graded i eliool em jng exort I ei
will lie hold in the u w an lltoriun; on
Thnrsdiiy and Friday oven lags o this
week. The I'liiduatiuf clii . Is com
I Kien11 k mi Thursdily y,voblng, An old
fashioned school entort.'tiLtnoiit will b
r.iv u Friday evening,
Among the parth : oj tin week were
(hose given by Mrs; ?< I Cope|and for
the colli ge seniors and by Mil Mnllh
Alan, on for (ho (n plumage sei ioi .
I Misses Oarvln oiitorlnlned foi theli
cousin, Miss Conyers, of Manning, who
was to be their guest for commence
? mcnt, but was hindered by Illness
from COlillng. The Misses NevillO en.
lortalned on Saturday evening'. MISS
Tallulab Neville entertained the grad
ed school teachers Tuesday evening.
Mrs. a. m. Copoiand entertained tho
Friendly Dozen Tuesday afternoon.
The 0 irman club has Issued Invi
tations for a dance for Wednesday
I The announcement has bei n n il<
at Cray Court, which will bo of in
torest to a largo circle of I lindi
tho J OUllg couple:
Mr, and Mrs. J, II. ilollams announce
I the approaching marrlogo of thoh
daughter, fleulah, to Mr, Charles
(Thomson Hlchardson, <f Pinowood,
! South Carolina, on Wednesday morn
ing, Juiie the fourtconlh, niriot
hundred ami cloven. ' Mount
View", Gray Court, South Carolina.