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RED SHIRTS MEET
IN COLUMBIA TO-DAY
Keunlon Will Extend Through Thurs
day?Programme for fathering.
John Q. Mobley, comuaander-ln
chlef of the Red Shirt organization
for South Carolina Monday night gave
out the official programme for the re
union which is to be held In Columbia
today and Thursday The pro-grammo
is very attractive and no doubt many
will como to the gathering from all
parts of South Carolina. Reduced
railroad rates have been granted on all
The parade Thursday morning will
be one of the features of the reunion.
It is expected that tho line of march
Will be long and that all the com
panies in the State will be represent
ed. The uniform designated by Mr.
Mobley is a red shirt, broad-brim
black hat and black trousers.
Tho programme for the two days
Meeting opens at 8 p. m. Address
of welcome by Miss draco Lumpkln,
introduced by W. H. Qlbbes, mayor
of tho city of Columbia.
Address of welcome by Qov. Blease,
for the State of South Carolina.
Concert, directed by Duncan S.
Mitchell. "Dixie Land." "Columbia,
tho Qem of the Ocean," song, "Annie
Laurie," Mrs. W. P. Fur tick; quartet,
"Hail to the Chief," Mrs. A. Bernard,
Mrs. Charles Stewart. Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Y. Stronach.
Recitation, "Charge of the Light
Brigade," Andrew Bernard.
Duet, "Beauteous Night," Mrs. W.
F. Furtick and Mrs. II. Y. Stronach.
Song, 'Tho Bonnie, Bonnlo Banns
of Lochlomond," T. McDonald Ander
Quartet, "Hall, Smiling Moon," Mrs.
A. Bernard, Mrs. Charles Stewart, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Stronach.
Orchestra, "Star Spangled Banner."
Brass baud concert. Columbia Con
cert band, 0 a. m. to 10 a. m.. in front
of tho State house.
Parade at 10 a. m. Assemble in
rear of Stato house.
Tho historic representation then
win bo a company of Ku Klux under
command of Capt. W. II. Sodley, Tom
Bixon's "Girl in the Clan" will be
there and will ride at the head of tho
company with Capt. Sondley.?The
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page One.)
than a year has passed since It was
opened?It was opened February 28,
1911?the library has several hundred
volumes and a good assortment of
periodicals. It Is kept open three af
ternoons In the week, all librarian
sorvlce being voluntary.
Tho First Presbyterian Church.
No dellnite steps hnve yet been tak
en'toward calling a pastor by the con
gregation of tho First Presbyterian
church. The. Rev. Frank II. Jones of
Charlotte, a most excellent preacher,
had chargo of the services Sunday.
Dr. Jacobs, who Is still connected with
the church as pastor emeritus, will
administer the communion next Sun
.Moves and Business Items.
Mr. Rhett Copeland's family have
moved into their pretty home on Cul
Mr C.v>orge Wright's family havo
moved into the house on the eollogo
property vacated by Mr. Copeland.
The president's house on the col
lege campus, which hns been vacant
except for the occupancy of a few
rooms by students since Dr. Adams'
(leparture. is again a home. Mr. and
Mrs. Douglas and little Miss Elizabeth
Constitute the family.
Mr. Finest Fuller Is erecting a pret
ty house on the north side of town.
Mr. B. II. Boyd hns signed the con
tract for a handsome residence on
Centennial street to be ready for oc
cupancy by Christmas.
Mr. James Davis left last week for
Spartanburg where ho has accepted
a very desirable business position.
Mrs. J. I?. Little, who hns been at
the bedside of her son, Mr. Jack P.
Little, hopes to return bringing him
with her, this week. He bad a des
perate attack of pneumonia in a Sum
Mr. W. F. Nash is the lastest pur
chaser of an automobile, having on
Saturday received a handsome $:5,000
Speedwell touring car.
Openings and Millinery Displays.
Thursday will bo opening day and
as usual will be one of the gala days
of tho year. Copeland's and Bailey's
have made special efforts to provide
pretty head gear.
Practically every day of the past
week has held some social pleasure
In store. Monday afternoon a large
number of ladles attended a mission
ary social gathering nt tho home of
Mrs. W. G.jpev?'.e.
Tuesday Afternoon Miss Mollie
Mannon entertained the Actacon Book
club and aubut 50 other guests. Thurs
day afternoon Mrs. W. D. Copeland
entertained the young married ladies
very delightfully. Mrs. J. W. Cope
land, Sr. entertained a party of ladieB
un Thursday afternoon at a fancy
work party, the afternoon's work to
be given the bazaar. On Friday af
ternoon Miss Ola Young entertained
a slmilnr party. On Friday afternoon
Mrs. H. D. Henry entertained the
members of the Halcyon Book club
and a number of other friends most
beautifully. .Miss Bera Bailey was
hostess at a very pleasant meeting of
the Cecellan Music club on Saturday
?fter noon. Monday evening in Judd
Hall the Y. M. C. A. ol the college
gave their annual reception to the new
students, the guests numbering more
li.an two hundred.
Oh' at School.
Ten Clinton girls are attending Win
throp this year, Misses Edith Austin,
Chloe Johnson, Bvle Shonds, Mary
Bean, Virginia Owens, bona Adair, Su
sie Owens, Margaret Young, Illone
Young, Sara Rudd. .Miss Irene DU
lard is at Randolph Macon, Miss
Louise Kern is in Lexington College
for Young Women in Missouri. Miss
Emmie Robertson is at Converse.
Barle Davidson is at Wofford, John
Young <\i Davidson, R. Z. "Wright at
Porter Academy In Charleston, Will
Bean at the University of Virginia, R.
S. Owens and Joe Phinney at the Uni
versity of South Carolina, Henderson
Henry in Atlanta.
Miss Evans, of Abbeville, arrived
Thursday to take the department of
English and history in the Clinton
high school. She will stay with Miss
Laurie Aull who is a particular friend,
for a while, before making boarding
Miss Edith McClutcheon is again
with Mrs. Whitman Smith.
Miss Wren Hafner of Chester and
Miss Irene Prince of Anderson will
stay this year with Mrs. W. G. Neville.
SE ill N G K V FRY IV UK RE.
S. M. & E. IL Wllkcs & Co, nre Sell
ing Furniture All (Ivor The State.
That Laurens has some hustling
retail stores is proved by the sales
of S. M. and E. H. Wllkes &Co., which
are extending into counties in every
portion of the state. They have recent
ly shipped a large order to Brunsons.
way down in Hampton county and an
other order amounting to about one
half of a car to Blacksburg over In
Cherokee county. Besides theBe they
have many out-of-town orders and
tbese are increasing every day. Be
Bides proving that this firm is* a hust
ler it also convincingly proves that
it pays to advertise.
FOR NEW COURT HOUSE
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guson, Col. H. Y. Simpson and Hon.
P. P. McGowan. In closing his ad
dress Mr. Johnson paid a high tribute
to the prosperity and advancement of
the county as shown in its willingness
and ability to build a new court house.
He also expressed the hope that the
court house would always be a real
temple of justice, where every man
who had to come before the bar of
judgment would have an equal show
ing whether rich, or poor. Mr. John
son was generously applauded at the
close of his speech.
The articles placed In the stone
were as follows: The bible which was
taken from the old cornerstone a few
weeks ago, the coins taken from the
same and In addition a few other coins,
a complete list of the state, county
and city ofllclals; copy of the act of
the legislature empowering the sup
ervisor ftnd county commissioners to
have the building remodeled; copies
of the Laurensvllle Herald, the Lau
rens Advertiser, The Clinton Gazette
the Columbia State an<T the News and
Courier; a photograph of the old
court house, a postal card with the
picture of Andrew Johnson, who once
lived here, and his coat and tailoring
poods: and a number of commercial
letterheads and other business sta
The Fall Opening of DnrJs'Ropcr Com
pany Promises to be Their Most Suc
As is announced elsewhere in their
advertisement in this Issue the 1011
Pall Opening of Davis Roper Company
will take place Thursday the 28th.
Their openings have always been high
ly attractive and this seasons' prom
ises to eclipse any of previous years.
Miss Ames, who is in charge of the
millinery department and Messrs Da
vis and Anderson spent many weeks in
the Eastern markets making prepara
tions for the fall season, and have se
lected the very finest lines possible.
NO DISORDER AT
SPARTAN BURG STRIKE
Although Companies wore Ordered to
be In Readiness Decided that They
Will not be Needed.
Spartauburg, Sept. 25.-At a con
ference between Assistant Adj. Gen. O.
W. Babb. Major Blythc and Brigadier
General Willie Jones of the state mil
itia, J. B. Lee, mayor of Spartanburg
?nd Chas. H. Henry, editor of the
Journal and Chas. O. Hearon editor
of tho Herald, it was decided not to
call out the troops to quell the antici
pated riot, which, It was feared, might
result from the efforts of the street
car company to operate their cars to
However, the Greenville troops were
ordered held in reserve and will bo
ordered to come to Spartanburg imme
diately following tho slightest out
break, similar to those which charact
erized the lock up of the car men on
Spartanburg was orderly today.
There was no loud tnlking on the
streets of the city; there were no
epithets hurled at the men who were
running th ears in the place of un
ion men. While no disorder was re
ported In the city during the day it
said that at a point near Saxon
Mills, spikes were driven In a switch
by labor sympathizers which would
have resulted in the derailment of a
car had they not been discovered in
time. Also at Glendale. another cot
ton mil ltown, It Is said that a mail
car was held up by the sympathizers
of the men and tho motorman order
ed to quit his position which resulted
in a lively affair before the car again
got under way.
Half of the full quota of ears wore
running and each of these was con
tinuously guarded by policemen.
There was double the usual number
of policemen on duty during the
Another effort was made at noon
today to settle tho differences be
tween the local union of the Amalga -
mated Association of Street Car
Workers and Vice President and Gen
eral Manager P. H. Kiiox of tho street
railway company but without success.
Mr. Knox, however has under advise
ment the proposition that was submit
ted to him. At a late hour tonight the
street car workers had not received a
In a letter to Mayor J. B. Lee, to
night, Francis H. Knox, vice pres
ident and general manager of the
company Btated that ne would agree
to the demands made by the car
men's union insofar as he would re
employ any of the men who were
locked out, regardless of their union
adulations. He stated that if the
men were to make application for
positions as individuals and not as c*
unit that these applications would
receive his unbiased consideration;
that he would give them work or
at least all of those whose places had
not been filled by men employed since
the lockout occurred. He stated that
they could belong to as many 'socie
ties as they pleased." This is grant
ing the principal demand made by the
union men, who claimed that their
"rights" were being usurped when the
right to become a member of the un-l
ion was taken away. .
The union men, according to a*
statement made to a correspondent
personally by Benjamin Commons,
national organizer, will not accept
this agreement at their meeting set
for nine o'clock tomorrow.
A mass meeting will bo called
Thursday night by union men. or
through men closely allied with un
ion interests at which time still fur
ther efforts to coerce the public in
to boycotting the lines are scheduled
to he made.
Governor Blease will receive an in
vitation to speak at this meeting.
THE SOUTHERN COMEDY CO.
Composed of Good Local Talent Will
Show Here Saturday Night.
Saturday night The Southern Com
edy Company will give a performance
of "California Jack" at the Opera
House. This is a local company that
has recently been formed hero and
is composed of some excellent talent.
They have booked engagements in sev
eral nearby town and intend remaining
on the road some time, playing about,
two nights each week and returning
to Laurens for the intervals
Operation at Hospital.
Mr. Maurice Stone of Laurens was
operated on at the Laurens County
Hospital last Sunday evening at 7
o'clock for perforated appendicitis.
Dr. Isadore Schayer, the attending
physician, was absent from the city
on account of the holidays and Dr.
Earle of Greenville was called in to
perform the operation. Dr. Schayer
however arrived in time to assist him.
While the operation was successful,
Mr. Stone is still in a very critical
condition but his many friends are
hopeful of a turn for the better.
DIXIE FLOUR and GRAIN COMPANY
Laurens, S. C, and Clinton, S. C.
We wish the trade to know that we are receiving New Goods Daily, increasing our Stocks and
adding New Lines.
Car Stiekells Elegant Flour.
10,000 lbs Snow Drift Hoglcss Lard.
1,000 bushels Red Rust Proof Seed Oats.
Car eating Potatoes, fine white smooth stock; Danish Cabbage and Apples.
Shipments: Wrigleys Chewing Gum, Tablets, Paper Bags and Roll Paper,
Blue Ribbon Candies, Roasted Coffee, Salmon, Nancy and Lima Beans, Sardines.
We expect to make a specialty of Fruits and Vegetables during the Winter
months and want your business. Why pay freight when you can buy for LFSS
right at your door?
Expecting: this Week
100 Cases Soao.
Country Gentlemen Cigars.
Sugar in Barrels and Sacks.
Car Crystal Superlative Flour, the best.
Another mixed Car Cabbage and Apples.
Solid Car, 24,000 lbs, White Lake Fish, Barrels and Kits.
Let Us Figure With You on Your Requirements!
We want your business and think we are deserving of it; We stand on our record of six years of square dealing: We can
give you quicker deliveries and Lower Prices; We spend our money here and are helping to build up your town. When you
help us you help yourself. Give the home man a showing. Phone US before placing YOUR ORDERS. It won't cost YOU
anything and MAY SAVE YOU SOHETHING.
Dixie Flour and Grain Company