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i FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many l?oo?
pie nil over the County and to Thos?1
Mho Have Left the Family Hearth*
stone and gone to Other States.
Lullfoi'd, Nov. 2!.:. Flev. \V. P. Smit'.
filled his regular appointment a? the
Baptist church here Saturday and
Prof. Alexander went home Friday
afternoon hut returned Sunday night.
The pupils are delighted with him as
Mr. and Mrs. William Baruett of
Spartanburg county, spent Saturday
with her mother, Mrs. M-ary Parson,
Mr. G. M. Harlan and lt. M. Parson
were in Latircns Saturday on busi
Mr. John Harmon of Arcadia spent
Sunday with Iiis parents at this place.
Miss Hnrvle Johnson is at home
from Spartanburg to spend the win
Mrs. .1. 1). Johnson of Lanford is
spending a few days in Spartanburg
with her son, Mr. Hen Johnson.
Miss Mary Lou Harlan spent Sun
day with her cousin Miss Kuth Lan
Miss Etolia Lanford went to Wood
ruff Saturday on business.
Mrs. O. F. Fowler and her sister,
Mrs. Ii. E. Moore spent Saturday in
Miss Lois Layton of Woodruff spent
Saturday in Lanford on business.
Gray Court, Nov. ?0?Mr. W. M.
stophens Is about completed a new
store room on Main street and will be
ready for the holidays.
The farmers in this section are hold
ing a lot of cotton. The Farmers I'n
ion Warehouse company have their
large bouse about full and plenty at
homes in the country. From all in
dications hog and hominy at home
will be plentiful this winter,
t Mr. W. P. Owens who has been con
r fined to his bed for several days is re
ported very sick. Mr. Owens is one
of our prosperous merchants and is
missed at his store by his many cus
tomers and friends. He just lost bis
only single son last week when Jlm
mie T. Owens was called to his re
Mr. .las. II. Shell, yard foreman for
C. &. W. C. at Spartanburg, was in
town Saturday night and Sunday.
Miss Ethel Willie, principal of the
Coronaca High School, visited home
folks here Friday until Sunday.
Miss Nan Crnlg went to Greenville
Miss Nelta Hunter is at home for
a few days from Columbia College.
Miss Fiber Dorrolt and Cecil Owlllgs
were at home last week attending the
(lower show at OwlngS.
Mr. O. F. Kopp, the popular travel
ing salesman for Llpscombe Russell
(V>., has been con lined to bis home
for a few days with rheumatism.
Several cases were on docket this
morning for Mayor Shell to pronounce
senlen.ee upon for druitkodnoss and
disorderly Condll.Cl Saturday night
looked like Christmas had come in
Our next lyceutn conies Wednesday
night and is expected to he one of the
best attractions for the season. A
large crowd is expected to be present
to bear the Cafarolli Concert Party
give their interesting and Instructive
Cross Hill. Nov. 20.--Llttle Lucia,
the one year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. 1). Nance died last night. The
little one has been seriously ill for
more than a week. The parents have
the sympathy of our people.
The many friends of Mr. 10. W. Pin
son are glad to know that be is Im
proving, though very slow. lie has
boon paralyzed from the wnist down
and could not move any of his limbs.
He can move his hands a little now.
Much sympathy is fell for him and his
family. Doctors from Columbia,
Or eon wood, Abbeville and Chostor
have been to see him and all the peo
ple hero have been very attentive.
(Continued Pngc Twolvo.)
J. T. SIMMONS DEAD.
Long a Resident of Oreonwood and
One of Her Most Valuable Citizens.
News was received in tin.- city Wed
nesday of the (loath of Mr. Joseph
Travis Simmons of Greenwood, brother
of Mr. O. II. Simmons of Laurens. His
(hath occurred Tuesday night at a
hospital in Philadelphia, where ho had
gone for an operation. With him when
he died were his wife and Iiis son-in
law. Mr. ('. W. Qarrett. The remains
were brought to Greenwood Immedi
ately uTter l;is death and the fun
Berviecs were held Thursday after
noon, when a vast concourse of friends
ami ndmlrers followed the body to its
last n ding place. Mr. Simmons was
I long one of the leading men of Green
wood ! od wi s held in the highest es- i
t . m by I] w ho knew him.
Ucsidi a this w ife, who he married In
Canada, Mr. Simmons is survived by
one sen, Mr. Charles Simmons, and
live daughters, Mrs. W. A. Williams,
Mrs. C. M. Reynolds, Mrs. R. I.. White,
Mrs. 11. P.. mills und Miss Blanche. His
step-children, Mr. and Mrs. ('. W. Gar
rett, who lie always treated as one
of his own children, also survive him.
HiS brothers are Messrs. O. B. Sim
mons of Laurens, C. P. Simmons of
'?'< ? i vi'ie. .1. W. Simmons of Cross
Hill and ?). M. Simmons of Mouyit
I Hi: GIN >'KRS REPORT.
In Spite of Fact that Report Showed
Much Less Cotton than Cotlimonlj
Expected Price Went Down.
Tin? ginners report was issued yes
terday showing the number of bales
ginned up to November 14th. The
report showed that around 11,20.9,000
bales had been ginned. The lowest
estimate which had been made men
tion of prominently in the papers for
the last few days was ll.r.00.000 so
the report fell far short of expecta
tions. In spite of this the market,
after a temporary rise of ten points,
fell off to about four points below
the opening. Spots brought as high
its S 1-8 cents on the local market
FANCY WORK SALE,
To be Held by (lie Ladies of the
The ladies of the Episcopal church
of Laurens have announced that they
will hold a sale of fancy work on Fri
day the 8th of December. The pro
ceeds of the sale will go to the
Church. The work will be placed on
display at the Palmetto Drug Com
pany, Where the sale will take place,
lasting only one day.
Entertain (he Employees,
Mr. ED. II. Wilkes was, with Mrs.
Wilkes. host to the employees of the
(Inn of S. M. & 10. 11. Wilkes &. Com
pany Friday evening when an elegant
course, dinner was served. The oc
casion was to celebrate the birthday
of Messrs. S. M. Wilkes and E. II.
Wilkes. No candles were displayed,
however, to show (ho age of the two
gentlemen. Those invited to be pres
ent at the dinner were Mr. Sam M.
Wilkes and his two little daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. T. I,a no Monroe, Miss
Sarah Dorroh, Miss Leilnh Wilkes, Mr.
lt. L. Clardy, Mr. J. L. Wesson, Mr.
K. D. Barksdalo, Mr. M. T, McClonnoy,
Mr. T. P.. Crews. Jr., and Mr. W. P.
Thomnson. The occasion was a most
delightful one and greatly enjoyed by
, all who were present.
A very unlqtio entertainment will be
given at Hie Presbyterian church Fri
day evening by tin; members of Mrs.
Dlwor's Sunday School (Mass. The
entertainment will a Radlopllcan one,
being based on a large number of pos(
card views gathered from ail over the
country. The entertainment will bo
held in tin; Sunday School room of the
First Presbyterian church, where Dr.
II. K. Alken will conduct the audience
over the post card route on a tour of
the United States. The proceeds of
the entertainment win be sent to the
orphanage at Clinton. Everybody is
Invited to attend and see Hie novel
oil' for Norfolk.
Col. GOO, S. McCracy left a few days
ago for Norfolk, where he goes to in
tervlow the Pocomoko Guano Com
pany's officials before starting out on
the road Selling lllul brand of good
Col. MeCrnvy is expecting a very suc
cessful season with the Pocomok ?
BLUE LAWS TO BE ENFORCED
OVER EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Solicitor Cooper After Looking Into the Laws on the
Observance of the Sabbath Day Will Order All Un
necessary Selling of Goods on Sundays Stopped
"Forasmuch as there Is nothing more
acceptable to Almighty God than the
true sincere performance ?>r and obe
dience to tiie most divine service and
worship, which although at nil times,
yet chiefly upon the Lord's l my. com
monly called Sunday, ouglit soe to be
done, but instead thereof many idle,
loose and disorderly people doe wil
fully profane the same In tlpling,
shootelng, gamoing, and many other
vicious exercises, pastimes and meet
ings, whereby Ignorance prevails and
the just judgement of Almighty Qod
may reasonably be expected to fall
upon this land if the same by some
good orders be not prevented:
"He It therefore enacted hy the Hal
latino and the rest of the Lords and
absolute Hropdietors of this Province,
by and with the consent of the Com
j mons in this pies; tit Parliament as
sembled, and it is hereby enacted by
the authority of the Bnme, thai from
and after the ratification hereof, all
and every person and persons what
soever shall on every Lord's Day ap
ply themselves to the observance of
the same by expressing themselves
***** of piety and true religion; and
that no tradesmen, artificer, workman
labourer or any other persons what
soever shall use or exercise any world
ly labour, busines.se or workc of their
ordinary calling on the Lord's day
or any pane thereof, (workes of nec
essity or charity only excepted) ; and
that every person being of slxteene
yeares or upwards offending in the
premises shall for every such offence
forfeit the summe of five shillings for
each person every day. And that
noo person or persons whatsoever
shall publicly cry, shew forth or ex
pose or soil any wares, merchandizes,
fruits, herbes, goods or chattells
whatsoever, upon the Lord's Day or
any part thereof, upon paine every
person so offending Klmll forfeit the
said gootls soe cryed and showne forth
or exposed to sale or sold."
With the above Act before him, en
titled "An Act for the Detter Observ
ance of the Lord's Day. commonly call
ed Sunday," passed at "A Parliament
held at Charlestowne, at the house of
Mr. Anthony Lawson, the eighth of
December, 1C91, Annoque Regni Regis
et Reginae *** tertlo," and with same
Act in more modern language re-en
acted by subsequent "Parliaments"
or General Assemblies since the col
onies have been made into a free
country, Solicitor Cooper put the ban
of the law on the Boiling of soft
drinks, cigars and other articles of
more or less unnecessary character
Sunday. During this week he will
dispatch letters to all tin- sheriffs of
the Eighth Judicial District ordering
them to enforce the same law in their
respective counties. Sunday was dry
as it chip in Lnurcns and cigars and
cigarettes were few and far between.
Next Sunday the stores will bo closed
equally as tight ami in tho future Mr.
Cooper oxpects to scq thai the law
is fully obeyed.
Some months ago tile City authori
ties began enforcing the ordinance as
to Sunday observance ami the rale of
soft drinks and cigars was stopped
for a couple of Sundays, but for some
reason it v.;:s decided not to enforce
; the ordinance. Since thai lima tIi*-?(
! drug .- tores and soda fountains have
; been running full Idast, selling an>
I thing that was usually sold on Week
.days. HoWOVor, Mr. Cooper tame lo
the conclusion that the laws musl bo
l obeyed, so he gave Orders last Satur
j day that the stores ho advised not to
? sell the forbidden articles. The drug
'stores of Laurons, it is said, are go
; ing the solicitor one better by clos
ing up entirely on Sunday nnd open
ing up only ns their patrons demand
individual articles, in this way many
drugs and other necessities usually
ROld On Sunday will have to he got
ten the day before nnd whenever nil
unexpected domain! arises for modi
clues the druggists will have to be
reached at their homes and brought :
to town where- the prosci Iptlon or olh- j
01' article Will ho sold and the store i
ngnln locked Up. Many druggists have
awaited the opportunity of taking this
step for many years and doubtless I
they will be under obligation to Mr.
Cooper for making thO way clear fori
Lhcni (o do so.
it will bo noted thai tho above law
was first enacted In tho year 1691. As j
it stood tlten it was rather Incomplete
and unfinished. Later on, In tho year
1692, another law of a like nature
wits passed and then in the year t7r_\
another one was enacted and the law
of I?*.;?2 was annulled, although no fur
ther mention is made of the net pass
ed In 1691. Since that time these acts
have been successively Incorporated
Into the statutes of tho state and are
as binding now as when lirst enacted.
The act passed In 1712 and tho one
that Solicitor Cooper is really acting
under is in part as follows:
"Whereas there is nothing more
acceptable to Cod than the true and
sincere service and worship of him,
according to his holy will, and that
Of holy keeping of the Lord s Day is
a principal pari of tho true service of
I Cod. which in many places of this
Province is so much prophanod and
neglected by disorderly persons;
"1. He it therefore enacted by tho
most noble Prince, Henry Duke of
Beaufort, Palatine, and the rest of the
true and absolute Lords and Propri
etors of this Province, by and with
the advice and consent of the rest of
the members of the General Assembly,
now met tit Charlestown for the south
west part of this Province, and by the
authority of the same, That all and
every person and persons whatsoever,
shall on every Lord's Day apply them
selves to tlie observation of the same,
by exercising themselves thereon In
the duly of piety and true religion,
publicly and privately; and having no
reasonable or lawful excuse, on ev
ery Lord's Day shall resort to their
parish church, or aome other parish
church, or some meeting or assem
bly of religious worship, tolerated and
allowed by the laws of this Province,
and shall there abide orderly and
soberly during the time of prayer
and preaching, on pain and forfeiture
of the sum of five shillings current
money of this Province.
"Ill, And that no person or persons
whatsoever shall publicly cry, shew
forth, or expose to sale any wares,
merchandizes, fruit, herbs, goods or
chatties, whatsoever, upon the Lord's
Day, or any part the..-of, upon pain
that every person so offending shall
forfeit the same goods so cried, or
Showed forth, or exposed to sale.-'
There are numbers of articles to
each Act applying to specific forms
Of work and amusement which are
pohiblled 011 tho Sabbath. Although
they are very Interesting as litera
ture, they do not bear specifically
on the issues in this case so I hey are
omitted. The oxcorps that an- pub
lished are sufficient to show that the
law was passed and the word of the
solicitor is enough to show that they
will be enforced.
I'miO) Sucet Potatoes.
Mr. and Mis. .1. T. Holder, of Ow
ings, were in the city Monday shop
ping and ntleiiding to other mallow,
in speaking of bis farming operations
during the past year. Mr. Holder hud
occasion to mention hi potato crop,
which has been exceptional1.? fine this
year. One big potato, especially, ho
said lie was particularly pipnd of
and it weighed just about seven
pounds. Another one that, be dug up
some time before lipped the sea es at
live pounds. These monster iifta'.oos
were of tho Nancy Mall variety and
?no said to be spleil lid for the table.
TJioy are unlike ii.e red yam t, which
are often found to he very large, in
that the taste is sweet and very pal
Iletietit Rastern Star.
Mr. D. \i. Lavender will turn over
tho opera house ?? the members of
the Lastern Star Thursday night when
a b<'iiolit performance will be given.
The regular program of pictures will
be shown rind an entertaining even
ing is anticipated, The usual price
of 5 and 10 cents will be charbod.
Delegate in Washington!
Mr. (!. P.Irby, of liii.-. county,
lias been appointed by Governor Blonso
as a deb .K; ie to the National flood
(loads Conv on ll to be l:e:d in W.v h
Ington beginning December 11th.
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE.
Authoritative Announcement from the
Headquarters of the Charleston ami
Western Carolina ltnilrondi
a definite announcement of the
change in schedule on tho ('. .v.- W. C.
railroad has been ma... To? ?...?.?
will effect tho Spartanburg and Au
gusta branch only lor tho present,
although it is thought that the l.au
rens sind Qreenvlllo branch will al
so have changes very shortly, as will
the ('.. N. & I..
According to the now schedule,
which goes into effort Sunday, the
Hist train will leave Spartanburg at
G:50 In tho morning, arriving at l.au
rons at S:L'0 and Augusta at 12:10.
The morning train from Augusta will
leave Augusta at 7:15 and arrive in
Lnureus at 11:10 ami Spartanburg at
12:40. The second train from Spar
tanburg will leave there ut r?:02 In
the afternoon, reach l.aurens at (i:!!!!
ami Augusta at 10:25. The afternoon
train from Augusta will leave then*
at 4:20, arrive in l.aurens at S: 10 and
in Spartanburg at 0: 40.
COt'KT ADJOCltNED SATCItUAY.
Mrs. I Ma Trapp t-hi u a Verdict of
$10') actual Damages ami $700 Pun*
Alter trying the case of Mrs. Kiln
Trapp vs The Western Union Tele
graph Company, in Which Mrs. Trapp
\ sued for damages on account of do
! laved telegram from Atlanta and re
ceived a verdict of $105 actual dam
ages and $700 punitive damages, the
court gave the rest of its attention
to minor cases and routine matters
for the rest of the week and adjourn
ed Saturday. Mrs. Trapp'? case was
based on alleged negligence on the
part of the telegraph company in not
delivering promptly a telegram from
Atlanta In which she was offered a
position. Since the telegram was not
delivered promptly, Mrs. Trapp did not
get the job and was forced to take an
other one at a reduced wage.
The Wnsh Hunter receivership cast
was argued before the court Friday
and Judge Gage took It tinder advise
ment and will give his opinion later.
Attended Missionar) Cnion.
The city and county of l.aurens sent
a large number of delegates to the
meeting of the Baptist Woman's Mis
sionary Union in Anderson last week.
Among the Indies who attended from
this city were Mrs. C. 11, Bobo. Mrs.
.1. S. Bennett, Mrs. A. S. Faslerby, Mrs.
Oeo. s. McCrnvy, and Mrs. .1. m. Rob
orison. Col. Oco. S. McCrnvy was in
charge of tho party and steerod them
safely around the city until they
found their hosts. After that 'the
Colonel took in the other sights and
cavorted around generally.
Beginning the first Sunday in De
cember, an evangelistic mooting will
he held in t he Fu> I 1'rn ibytcrlnil
church of this city, of which Rev, C.
F. Rnukill is pastor. Tin' services
will he conducted largely by Rev. .1.
Andrew Smith, of Charlotte \. C, who
has been recently appointed evange
list for Fnoree and South Carolina
Presbyteries. The public Mill he in
vited lo attend all of the uu r-l ings.
Investments in l.aurens (mint;,
According to a Ktutemeni from Ilm
olllco of the Secret si rv of State, over
$25,000,000 have been in\< h I ;;: new
enterprise's in this state during the
past nine months Of this (iniounl o,
er sixteen million dollnrn was repre
sented in the mill lUorgor, being there
fore hardly si new enterprise!, Of
tin- total amount I.aureus county i
credited with $231.000. She stand,
eleventh among the other cojntioK,
Mould Not Csc Fertilizer.
Abbeville, Nov. i|0. Sens.tor I). I).
Smith made an address here today in
the court house to about loo farmers
sind others Interested in cotton. Mr.
Smith went after the fertilizer people,
smd advised against tlio use of any
commercial fertilizers for the 1012
crop. The Slate.
Glass Blowers Hall.
The (ii ;,t annual ? hnfl to bo glvoij
by the glass blowers of this city will
he given Thanksgiving evening i" tin
Troynham Guards armory. An or
chestra will be provided and a vor)
plcnsnnl evening Is anticipated.
Meeting \\. <?. \\.
A mooting of Lauren Camp x :?
W. 0. W.. will bo held Th?r day nigh
for initiation und dcgl 0 work.
Orphanage Children bnjoy
Sights of Atlanta.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
The Children wen- Shown (he Host
Time of Their Live? In Ihr Georgia
( it) nnii Mini) of Them hail Funny
Experiences Drue* Kenned) Wed
Clinton, Nov. 21. One of tho ro
mnrkublc occurrcucoK in ihe history
of the Thornwell Orphanage was tho
visit to Atlanta of nearly 2fiQ pupils
and ofllcors from Saturday. Nov. llth.
to tho following Monday. The party
WOlli on tho invitation of the I'resby
I terians of Atlanta, and Ihe entire trip
was a pleasure A special train was.
provided by the courtesy of tho .Sea
hoard Air Line railway. At 101 her ton
a stop was made and friends went
i on board the train to greet the chil
dren. A barrel of apples was put
on for their lunch. In Atlanta tho
I party was greeted by a number of
I old ami new friends and est orted to
!a line of waiting automobiles for n
1sight-seeing ride. Following the ride
they wen> escorted .to the clognul
residence of Mrs Honour where a do
llghlful reception was given tllQIU,
About nightfall the children were es
corted to the homes where they woro
honored guests until Monday morn
ing at 8 o'clock when ihoy left for
home, a happy crowd.
Dr. Jacobs was the recipient of
many compliments and attentions in
Atlanta and so were the pupils. Their
conduct wiis certainly most gratify
ing to those responsible for them.
Last Wednesday evening at o'clock
nt the residence of the Itev. and Mrs.
W. S. Dean, their daughter. Miss 1011a
aboth Fleming, was nun t ied (o Dr
Lolnnd McDullie Kennedy. The core
mony was performed by the brlde'js
father, assisted by the Dev. In W P
Jacobs, pastor of the contracting pai
ties, and was witnessed by the rela
tives and most intimate friends ami
associates of both. Little Miss Aldon
liulley in n daimy llngarie dress with
yellow rosettes carried the wedding
rinn. The bride', sister, Mrs. Iloib
well firaham, was her only attend'
nut. She was lovely in be- wedding
gown, and carried an armful of yel
low chrysanthemum- The groom en
tered with his best m;.n. Mr. Hugh C
j Lea Ilia n, and was inel at the altar by
I the bride, who entered on the arm
of her brother, \V. S. Mean Jr. She
; was as beautiful a bride in bus over
l ien soon In (Minion Her wedding
dress was a lace rohe over chiffon and
her tulle veil win drap< d from a sim
ple pearl bnndoatl, l.ler (lowers were
feathery white chrysanthemums.
The dining-room and librai y of ihn
'home were thrown together and dod
orated with ferns, chrysanthemums,
and rows or white tapers, which made
a lovely haekgiotind for the wedding.
. Win n those pr.id had offered their
' ? ' I
in i.i \ which w? re. reryi d by the
former pupIL of (lie bride, Mr, and
.Mrs. Kennedy dlsappi tu wi and non
returned in 11 avolling clothe
I" avy blue serge made afti r ojio of
Ihrj |iew ?: I di ? in ;mmI her hat of
bin.- beaver matched j|, '( boy ?| on
the i ????n o'< Ux-h vei tibule to Mon
ti- at, X. ('.. where (hey spent a few
days at Camp Loin nine, returning
to (Minion today. They will be with
Mrs. A. M. Cop, land tor a few weeks
after which they will be In their own
home on Centennial street.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenned} ate both
v ry popular and their wedding has
excited general int? rest,
Surprise at birHida,c
The sons und dnughb rs. ot Mr. John
n. Wright gave him a pleasant sur
prise Saturday night when ,, bounti
ful birthday supper was spread ami
all of hi-, children and grand children
were present to . i.joy tin- occm ion
together. Mr. W. s. Wright of Sa
vanah, Mr. J. n. Wright, .lr . ol Spar
(nnburg. Mr. and Mr-. T. f. lone i ol
Woodruff, Mr. and Mrs, c. m. Miller?
?? nil Mr. ami Mrs. 10. S Hudg, ns v.
present, besides ihe grand children,
The occasion was a very happy one
i ?d < nine a i a di: tiu< t surprlso to