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I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. |
During the past few days a number
of delightful entertainments have been
given In honor of Miss Grace Simmons
who tonight becomes the bride of Mr.
John Edward Hart, a native of this
city but now a resident of Oklahoma.
Following the wedding tonight, Mr.
and Mrs. O. B. Simmons, the parents
of the bride-elect, will tender a recep
tion to friends and acquaintances of
the young couple at their hospitable
home In this city. A large number of
out-of-town guests are already here
to tttend the ceremony.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Douglas
Qray entertained In honor of Miss
.Simmons with a delightful reception
at her home on South Harper street.
During the afternoon a musieal pro
gram was rendered by the Laurens Or
chestra. A delightful ice course and
punch was served during the enter
Friday afternoon, at the home of
Mrs. Martin. Misses Edna and Annie
Sitgreaves entertained for Miss Sim
mcns by inviting a large number of
her friends to a linen shower. A very
original feature of the entertanment
was the march into the parlor of little
Miss Adah Catharine Owlngs and Mas
ter Gordon Dalle with a basket filled
with the beauttfal linen gifts. As they
marched in Miss Annie Sitgreaves
played the wedding march. During
the afternoon punch and ices with
cate was served those who were pres
'?'.rs. Foster Simpson entertained
Saturday afternoon with a towel show
er :n honor of Miss Simmons. With
the refreshments of Ices and punch,
little cakes in the shape of hearts were
given. Little Misses Emmie Lou Wash
ington and Eloise Clardy marched in
the parlor drawing a little decorated
wagon filled with presents of linen
for the bride.
Monday evening Mrs. M. ('. Chirk
Hl . Miss Lila Hart entertained a large
her :ir the home of Mrs. Clark In
honor of Miss Simmons and Mr. Hart.
Attraction was centered around the
wedding cake in which the ring, the
thimble and the bachelors button had
been hidden. These tilings had been
tied to pink and white rlbons and
oa h of the guests was allowed to
pu.l from the cake a ribbon. To Mr.
Ti s. Swygeri went the ring and to
Miss Elizabeth Simpson went the
thimble. Mr. Allle Lee pulled the
bachelors button. To each piece of
ril bon a card was attached with a few
lines of poetry suitable to the occa
sion and these were all read by the
guests. Following this a delightful
ice course was served with cake.
Misses Talu Neville, of Clinton, nnd
Miss May Delle Barre presided at the
Hisses Minnie and Mabel Wallace
entertained Wednesday afternoon with
a Bridge party for twenty girls in
honor of Miss Elise Epperson. Af
LeJ the games a delightful ice course
was served. This was a most charm
Int little affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C>. Roff have
returned from their bridal trip which
in tided a month's visit to Mr. Roff's
pi nts in Portland, Maine and other
po ,(s in the New England States.
They are making their home with
Mrs. W. T, Dor roh, Mrs. Roff's mother,
'.rs. W. E. Lucas entertained Friday
evening In honor of her niece. Miss
ffil SO Epperson, of Algood, Tennessee.
TI beautiful home looked lovoly
'a a its interior decorations of pink
?s. The Color scheme of pink and
white was also carried out in the dec- |
rations of tho score care's in pink
> s ami sweet peas and in the ices,
.;: . >s and mints. Miss Epperson wore
. i tautlful gown of white chiffon with
> roses in it over pink tnessaline
trimmed with exquisite bands of
led chiffon. Mrs. Lucas was as
sisted in receiving by Mrs. .lohn Bp
p< -on. of Tennessee. Misses Wallace,
Mi ,., and Edwin F. Lucas, of Laurens
and Sam Epperson of Tennessee.
'unch was served to the arriving
guests by little Clara Cox, of Tennes
s< . and late in the evening a delicious
ice course with mints was served.
Th086 present were Misses Elise Bp
person, Helen Sullivan, Hettio Lake,
Susie Oray, Mary Belle Fuller, Mary
Sollivan, Dixie Lambert, Elizabeth
Simpson, Marguerite Simpson, Mar
jo.-ie Oelder, Mary Lake, Annie Belle
and Bessie Chlldross, Edmonla Gar
rett, Sadio Sullivan, Ethel Simmons;
vie .srs. Sam Epperson, Edwin Lucas,
Hastings Dial, Charles Simpson, Grov
er Richey, Henry Counts, Robert Ro
per, Dick Fuller, Earl Owings, Leon
Dodson, John Wells Todd, James Todd,
Marion WilkeH. Sam Bolt, Job Littlo,
Itoy Little and John Mills.
Miss Kathleen Sullivan gave a de
lightful reception Thursday evening,
complimentary to her house guests.
Misses Grace Cooper of Columbia and
Rfcetta Wilson of Camden. The guests
were received on the porch by Miss
Sullivan with Misses Cooper and Wil
son and Invited to the punch bowl,
presided over by Misses Mary Sullivan
and Inez Hudgens. Mr. and Mrs. D.
B. Cooper, assisted by Miss Annie
Chlldress, then ushered the guests in
to the parlor which was beautifully
decorated with ferns and palms. A
Library Scheme was carried on and
enjoyed by all. During the evening
refreshments were served by little
Misses Hattle. Katherlne, Virginia and
Isabellc Sullivan. Those enjoying the
occasion were: Misses Grace Roper.
Rhetta Wilson. Marguerite Tolbert.
Imogene Wllkes, Marguerite Simpson.
Helen Sullivan, Sara Babb, Annie
Huff, Gladys Huff, Ruth Brown. Julia
Childless, Lucy Chlldress. Mildred
Babb, Ruth Kastorby. Nolle Payne,
Katherlne Irhy. Minnie Sullivan. Ethel
Cromer, Ethel Langs ton, Shirley HIx,
Emmie Cooper, Evylin Austin: Messrs.
Laurens Barksdale, Edmund Sullivan.
Sam Bolt. Richard Dunlap. Julius
Sitgroavrs. Grover Richey, James
Todd. Tom Bonnelt. James Mel.in.
Hastings Dial, Phil Huff, Leon Dod
son. John lnman. Kniest Machen,
Yates Brown. Job Little. Rutlcdge
Eichelberger, Douglas Featherstono,
Robert Roper, Karle OwingS, Dick
Childless and .1. 1). Sullivan.
Last Thursday evening at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Branilette
Miss Fannie Mae Wright entertained
?very charmingly twenty guests, to
whom she announced in a unique man
ner her approaching marriage to Mr.
Chalmers 11. Armstrong, on Wednes
day morning the 20th of July.
In the hall amid a bower of ferns
and palms, delicious punch was serv
ed by Miss Sarah Reid.
All the guests having arrived they
were ushered into the dining room
WhCh was beautifully decorated in the
color scheme of pink and white.
In the center of the polished table
was placed a huge wedding cake con
taining the ring, bodkin, thimble and
dime. For these articles the guests
wore permitted to draw by means of
lengths of baby ribbon to the loose
ends of which were attached pink and
white hearts bearing the pictures of
the prospective bride and groom and
date of theh marriage.
Laic :? on in the evening a refreshing
Ice course and pink and white mints
l a) lor-Monroe.
This morning at !> o'clock Miss
Nora Taylor and Mr. T. Lane Monroe
of this city will be united in marriage
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Taylor, Prince
ton, this county. The ceremony will
be performed by the Rev. R. G. Lee,
pastor of the Princeton Baptist church
Only a few intimate friends and the
Immediate members of the family will
attend, as the wedding will be a quiet
homo affair. Following the marriage
service, the couple will leave for a
bridal journey, after which they will
return to this city, the home of the
Last Tuesday evening from fj to 7.30
o'clock Mrs. Laura Buinside and Miss
Wallace gave a miscellaneous shower
at Cross l|ill in honor of Miss Nannie
Goodman, whose marriage to Mr. W.
M. Henderson of Waterloo took place
on the L'lst ins!.
The guests were met at the door
by the hostess and ushered into the
parlor where they were introduced by
Mrs. McCucn of DcltOll to the receiv
ing line composed of Mrs. Walker.
Mrs. Goodman, Miss Goodman, bride
olcot, Miss Bryson. Mrs. Dantzor of
[lodges ami Miss Anderson. They
were then invited to the punch howl in
an ivy covered bower in the hall where
Mrs. .1. It. Wilcut and Mrs. Glen Par
rot! very gracefully presided.
Aller all the guests were seated an
interesting contest was participated
in. Mrs. .1. II. Nance bong the winner
of the prize, which was a small bas
ket of rice covered with hearts, bear
ing the inscription:
"Don't loose this, hut keep with care.
To shower upon the happy pair."
They were then ushered into the din
ing room where delightful refresh
men is were served by Mrs. .1. II. Cole
man and Miss Carrie Goodman assist
ed by Misses Zell Goodman. Caroline
Matthews and Alma Coloman. On
leaving the dining room dainty bags
of rice were pinned on each one by the
hostess. While the guests were writ
ing good wishes in the "bride's book"
a telegram was received for the bride
elect telling her to look over the room
for hidden packages. Bed arrows
pointing toward the biding places were
of some help In finding them. The
search proved both Interesting and
amusing and a great many beautiful
and useful presents were found.
During the evening delightful music
was rendered by Misses Lizzie Carter,
Blanche Plnson and Annie Austin.
Fountain Has Arrived.
The public drinking fountain for
stock, given to this city by tht Nation
al Humane Alliance, has arrived and
w II be put In place at an early date.
It will be placed somewhere on the
SERVED A SHORT SENTENCE,
Wayman Hunter Sent to the (hnln
tiling Thursday Afternoon and Died
Wayman Hunter, who was convicted
at the last term of court of House
Breaking and Larceny, and sentenced
twelve months on the chain pang, was
sent to the gang Thursday afternoon
and Saturday afternoon he was dead.
As some rumors were circulated
among the negroes that the negro
had Come to Ids death from the ef
fects of overwork and harsh treat
ment. Supervisor Humbert looked in
to the matter and had the coroner to
make an investigation. Dr. lt. R.
Walker made an examination of the
negro and came to the conclusion that
he died from the effects of cocaine
poisoning and that his death was na
From the story of Chain (lang Guard
Jim Bowers. Hunter was put to li^ht
work Thursday afternoon, as is us
ually done with new prisoners. While
at work Friday Hunter picked up his
shovel and walked oil' and had to he
caught after a little struggle. While
being carried hack to the rest of the
gang, the negro again broke loose
from the guards and ran into an empty
cabin saying that he wanted water.
A trusty was sent in after him and
another struggle ensued in which Mr.
Towers bad to go to the rescue of the
trusty. In getting him under subjec
tion. Hunter was struck three times
with a small hickory stick, and these
three licks Mr. Powers says are all
that wer - bit the negro at all. Seeing
that he was acting queerly, no more
work was demanded of him. Satur
day morning, however. Hunter ate a
hearty breakfast and so was put to
work again. About ft o'clock he took
violently ill and Dr. Walker was sent
for. He pronounced the trouble as
due to cocaine and left medicine for
the negro to take and two men were
put in charge of him. Later on he got
worse and about three o'clock he died.
As Coroner Hairston did not think
the facts in the case tended to show
that the negro's death was due to ov
erwork or cruel treatment, no inquest
was held. Dr. Walker only making an
examination of the body.
The woman of today who has good
health, good temper, good sense, bright
eyes and a lovely complexion, the re
sult of correct living and good diges
tion, wins the admiration of the world.
If your digestion is faulty Chamber
Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets will
correct it. For sale by all dealers.
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t MT. OLIVE. ?
Mt. Olive, June 26.?Mrs. Amanda
Redden returned home Friday after
visiting Mrs. Mamie ('aidwell a few
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. .lohn M. Iludgens, of
the city visited their daughter Mrs.
Broadus Mill from Saturday till Mon
Mr. W. L. Cooper and .1. II. Culbort
son visited relatives in Spurtunhurg
Mr. Powell Mauldlll has a very sore
lei; which be got hint about two weeks
ago, be is able now to go on crutches.
Fishing is the order of the day in
this country, listen for the dynamite
,'bomb", Mr. "Police".
Mess r8 Paul Washington and
QeorgC Cooper visited Mr. Jones Wash
Ington at Pelzer, s. c.
The corn crop as It is today in this
country is about a failure. Dry wea
ther continues, farm work has about
come to a close. We feel that the
people should repent of their sins and
set in sack cloth and ashes and call
upon God to send rain in these dry
parts. He says he will not withhold
any good thing from them that ask.
The uniform success that has attend
ed the use of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
made it a favorite everywhere. It can
always be depended upon. For sale by
MADDEN NEWS |
Madden. June 27.?The drouth
through hero Is stirt unbroken. Pro
phets, major and minor have all fail
ed. A month ago the "wise one" said
If the wind would only <pilt blowing
from the east' When It comes from
the west, then the- rain will come. For
the last few days there has been a
strong wind from the west and still
no rain. Crop Conditions, are getting
This is worse even than the drouth
of '70?so sayefb one of our oldest
Uro. .1. A. Martin filled his regular
appointment at Prospect Saturday and
Sunday. It was decided at the con
ference Saturday to protract our meet
ing from the 1th Sunday in July. Hut
no definite arrangements were made
as to who would assist the pastor.
Mr. I'. H. Martin, accompnncd by
Misses JuanitU Martin and lOthol Pry
son, have gone to Qreouviilo.
Miss ioi i a Tongue of Spnrtanburg is
on a visit to her grandmother, Mis
Little Miss Nora Thompson of Lau
rens has been on a visit to her little
friend Kathleen Martin and also her
grandparents, .fudge am: Mrs. Thomp
Miss Annie Lee Prysou is now the
guest of Miss Louise Dean.
John Moore Iludgens and Waldo
Martin two embryo farmers, are
spending a part of the summer with
Mr. T. L. Langston.
\ party of fishermen left early Moil
day morning lor I'uckctts Ferry for a
day's outing. Madden was represent
ed in the party by Messrs .lud Lang
ston ami Pec Culbertson. Speaking
of tishing reminds me: The tales the
returning fishermen toll of the Bisse
and quantity of the carp thai abound j
in old Suluda!
Now that everything in the earing
line is so scarce it seems to me a
party ought to be organized to catch,
or snare or spear that fish that all
foe] but never Bee! for he is surely
a huge one.
Prot*, lt. Y. GulbortHon and faintly
visited his old homo and the scenes
Of his youth Monday.
Tb?' rumf police put In some good
work here Saturday at a negro barbe
cue, end 1 it consequence the affair
turned out very peaceably.
The latest news from the bedside
of Mrs. L?ngsten is that she has had
a relapse and the attending physicians
state that her case Is hopeless.
Wants a Winter Homo Here*
Postmasrer ('. II. Hicks has receiv
ed a letter from a prominent manufac
turer in Tennessee asking about the
climate, roads, etc., saying that he
was thinking of coining South this
winter, l.aurens has as good climate
as any place anywhere and the manu
facturer has been so Informed
To Celebrate The Fourth.
Several places in the county are
preparing to have big celebrations on
the Fourth of July. At Mouutvillc a
barbecue and a game of hall will he
the feature of the day. the proceeds
to go to the new Methodist Church
At Warts Mill, on the edge of the city,
big plans are being made for a barbe
cue and two games of ball.
Additional Chinese Subscription!.
In addition to the amount placed to
tin- credit of the Chinese Subscription
fund last week, there was an extra
00. sent in by Mr. P. 11. Anderson,
which was in sonn- way overlooked
This was sent in during May and yes
terday a check for that amount was
sent to Seattle to lie added to the
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