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rROiVI THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to .Many Pco.
pic nil over (lie Count) ami to Those
Who Have Left (lie Family Hearth,
stone ami gone to Oilier st.ii<>.
Madden, Dee. 1_\ There 'ire quanti
ties of grain being sowed through In re
One young farmer has prepared an
aero for wheat with extra care and wo
shall watch the growth of Slime aild
The good people of New Prospect
Sunday school are preparing a box for
the Orphanage at Greenwood, should
any member of the church see this
notice and wish to contribute to same
they can give their contribution to Mr. j
J. A. P. Moore of l.aurens who will be |
glad to take charge of Slims and see!
that it goes in the box.
The !'ri< nds of Mrs. O. O. Thompson
Will be glad to hear that she is get
ting bitter. Iler son, I);-. Thompson
is the attending physician. Dr. Chris
topher of l.aurens was also called in
one day last week.
Mrs. Edwards of Fountain Inn is
on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Tompsou.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Finley visited
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Madden, recently
Mr. John Oulbertson, who some
years ago lived here, was in our city
recontly shaking hands with old
frionds. Time has touched lightly the
luce of our former friend and the
laugh rings out as true as It did in
Mr. Jim Finley, whose serious 111
uok-s has been noted, passed away at
hin home near Seneca, last week. He
was a brother of Mr. John R. Finley
of this place. He leaves a large fam
ily connection and a host of frionds
in this county who will sincerely
mourn his death. His sister, Mrs.
Nannie Langston died in June. Thus
ttio Reaper?death?has twice entered
fcho family circle this year.
Mr. Larry Martin who spent his boy
hood here, has accepted a position in
Qroensboro, N. C. After a short visit
to his grandmother, Mrs. W. T. Alli
son, he and his charming wife, left
for their future home followed by the
hoarty good wishes of all.
Mr. and Mrs. Thad Moore visited
Mo*, and Mrs. Furman Brown, Sunday.
Mrs. J. E. McFaddcn was the guest
of Mr. Wofford's family Sunday.
Gross Hill, Dec. 11.?Dr. B. W. Pin
son improves very slowly. Ills peo
pio are still very much concerned
ttbout his condition. They have bought
for him an invalid chair that cm be
rolled about and hope he may soon be
rtble to use it. Dr. Hughes of Laurens
was here to see him lnst Tuesday.
Magistrate Culbert who was operat
ed upon for goitre last week Is thought
to be doing very well.
Another little (Ire in cotton deposit
ed on the street hero caused some ex
citement one day last week. Two hales
were singed pretty badly. It belong
ed to Mr. John Smith.
Farmers are breaking their stubble
land and running middle busters un
der the cotton stalks. It takes 13
months to make a cotton crop and
We like to see faithfulness reward
ed even if it is nothing but a faithful
dog. A lady from Spartanburg has In
formed this correspondent that Haran
Austin, who was a slave and Horvant
oS my father died In Spartanburg re
contly. lie was for some time janitor
at the graded school there. The white
oeople ministered to his wants during
ht's Illness and saw that he did not
sillier for want of attention; and thin'
lady says she sent a wreath of flow
ers for his bier. We are glad to know
thut our one time servant kept in his
place and was well thought oi by hin
superiors. He said to mo once "Bud
1 missed you when you was n baby."
Poaco to his ashes. The Spartanburg
paper had a notice of his death.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Austin wen- de
lighted to entertain a number of their
friends and relativ.>s last Wednesday.
December Oth, their "ruby" wedding.
There were eight persons present who
were at their wedding 10 years ngo.
They live at "Mnplc Grovo" tb<> obi
Austin homestead where they have
DEATH OF YOUNG MAX.
Samuel A. Mills died a( (ho Home of
His Parental Rfr, and Mrs. John I).
.Tiiiis MoiMiii.t i'Mi.-i Living Sou.
A peculiarly sad deatli occurred in
tins county Monday about noon when
Mr. Samuel A. Mills, the eldest living
son of Mr. and Mrs. .lohn I). Mills,
died at the home of his parents be
tween Bnrksdalc and Ora. Young Mr.
Mills had been in failing health for
some months but only bconnic serious
ly ill last Thursday. II" erew stead
My worse until Monday when he
breathed his last.
The death of Mr. Mills is peculiarly
sad in that only about a year ,igo, the
family was broken by the death of
William Karle the eldest son of the
family. Samuel Mills was the second
or nine brothers and three sisters.
'?'he in icrnl services ate being de
layed awaiting the arrival of one of
ti e brothers. Mr. II. (). Mills, win. left
Port Arthur. Texas, Monday evening.
Immedintey after his arrival the fun
eral BCrvlCCS will be held at Old Field
church, near Ora.
Mr. Samuel A. Mills was twenty
three years of ago and unmarried. Me
is survived by hi parents, three sif
ters and seven brothers. Mr. Mill-,
was a member of Laurens ("amp No,
'is. Woodmen of o o World.
All Present and Accounted Vor.
Friday afternoon was one time when
all the children in certain grades at
the city schools were all present and
on time. However, the afternoon was
not to he spent in study or reciting
hut in having a good time. Manager
Lavender of the picture shew distrib
uted tickets to all of the scholars in
the lower grades of the city and mill
schools. They were all expected to
be at the school house at a certain
time or get left behind. They were
all on hand. A line was formed and
the whole crow marched up the street
gave a little parade on the public
square and then went in to look at
the sights. It is needless to say that
the day was thoroughly enjoyed by
the littlo ones and that they will be
ready to go whenever they can raise
Returns Prom Chicago.
Mr. 10. I'. Mlnter has returned from
Chicago where he attended the Na
tional Irrigation and Drainage Con
gress. Mr. Mlnter went as a delegate
from this state and as a representa
tive of the Southern Land Develop
ment Company. Mr. Mlnter is very
enthusiastic, over the meeting and the
work that he put in there. In this
connection, also Mr. Minter states that
the land company is getting inquiries
every day from all over the United
States as to their property at MeBce.
The company has been doing some ad
vertising in the northern and western
states and the result has been very
gratifying to them.
Big Cotton Deal.
Mr. R. G. Franks left yesterday for
"Whitnilre where he goes to ship out
700 bales of cotton which he recently
bought for Cooper & Grlflln, of Green
ville. This is one of the largest pur
chases of cotton ever pulled off In
thfw section of tho woods and they
say it takes some cotton grader to put
through a deal like this successfully.
Rig Scores Made.
Some heap big games have been go
ing on at the ten plnnett alleys. In
a game several nights ago Team No. I
defeated Team No. 2, the score being
lf>76 to 1571. Mr. Laurens Darksdale
made the highest score of the entire
"bunch", scoring 30J>. The winning
team was presented with a box of
cigars by the manager.
Meeting D. A. It.
Regular mooting of the I). A. R.
will bo held Friday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Carol Miller. Tho meet
ing will be called at 3:30 o'clock.
lived all these years. Those present
wero Mrs. N. B. IJoycc, Mr. and Mrs.
TL A. Royce and children, Mr. W. T.
Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Austin, Dr.
and Mrs. .1. I). Austin, Mr. and Mrs.
W. 11. Leaninn and Miss Leonora Loa
man, Mrs. .Tanie McSwain, Mrs. Lena
Puckott, Miss .Tanie Grlflln, Mr. .ami
Mrs. II. L. McSwain. Mrs. L. F. Mc
Swain and little daughter. Virginia.
Miss Connie Martin. Mrs. G, M. Hol
llngsworth and Miss Georgia Hollings
U.V. .1. \. Martin and Messrs. W. E.
GrhTln and S, FT, Ooggnns attended tic
[Jnplist Stnto Oonvci 'on at Greenwood
ATLANTIC COAST LIME
GOOD ROADS TRAIN
To Itv lix Laurens Jstniinrj' Second !?
Give Exhibitions in Itoud Building
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
has announced that it will run a good
roads train through all the states
touched hy Its system and trib
utaries. The train will leave Rich
mond, Va., and work its way South'by
easy stages, making two towns each
day. The train will give it - exhibition
in Laurens on Tuesday morning, Jan
uary ?nd Tb? demonstration will be
gin promptly at '.'. "*> a. in., and will
last until about noon when the train'
will continue on its way. The day
1 before it will be in Clinton.
The demonstrations are to he given
under the direction of the United
states olllce of Public Roads. Depart
ment of Agriculture. The department
will provide a corns of road building
experts who will give stereopticaii
lectures and thorough instructions for
building pood roads. They will also
give instructions in tin. p radical
working of Improved road building
machinery tun hy electricity.
The train will he thoroughly equip
ped with all modern machinery for
the building of roads and will carry
a large corps of demonstrators. All
of the deinostrations will he free of
charge and open to the public. Bv
erybody from the entire county are
expected hy the railroad to feel per
fectly at liberty to attend the demon
stration and to take a lively interest
LAtJHEXS AMONG LEADERS.
Ranks Among the Top >otchers (if Hie
Counties who Get Benefit of State
High School fund.
The State of South Carolina appro
priates $00,000 every year to he di
vided among the high schools of the
state which are located in the smaller
towns of the different counties. The
schools are required to have so many
teachers and so many students hefore
they can get the benefit of the appro
priation, in the recent apportionment
of the appropriation made hy Supt.
of Education Swear Ingen, Laurens
showed sevcu schools eligible to re
oe'vo the tax. There wore only two oth
er counties in the state that had more
eligible schools and only one other
that stood equal with this county. An
derson county has ten schools eligible
to the tax, Greenville county has
eight and Orangeburg county has sev
en. Spartauburg and York Counties
come next after Laurens and Orange
burg counties and they have six
The following arc the schools in
this county that receive parts of this
apportionment and the amount which
Trinity Ridge .300
Two other high schools are located
in the county: one at I>aurens and one
at Clinton, but these schools are too
large to, come within the range of those
that get state assistance.
"DAM FL BOO NE.**
Fine Historical Drama at the Opera
House Friday, December 15.
Nothing will have created the ex
citement in a long time as will the
arrival of Daniel Roone on the Trail
with Its trihe of Sioux Indians, its
cages of Siherian Wolves and its trail
ing dogs. Manager Roht. II. Harriss
has spared no expense in framing this
big production. The story of the play
follows closely the history of Daniel
Roone when he invaded Kentucky,
then a wilderness with Indians and
wild heasts. When Room's cabin is
burned it Is done by real red skins
who give their blood-thirsty yells and
war danco in the reflection of the
(lames. When Roone has to fight for
his life with wolves, it is the real
hensts which have been trained to at
tack him. This is one of the most
daring scenes ever attempted on any
stage. Not a single detail has heen
overlooked. A noted scenic artist'
spenl several weeks nt lloone's old
home in Kentucky in orrioi !<> I/O '
to reproduce the exact atmosphere.
A strote; cast has bOCU Selected and
those who witness the pcrtprmanc.o of
this piny will sec a real live exciting
historical drama as into to iii< as is
. possible to produce.
TO PRESENT PORTRAIT
OF COL. B. W. BALL
Portrait of (In* Lute Grund Master
will Adorn the Walls of the Grand
Lodge Masonic Temple.
The delegation from the Masonic
lodges of this city have left for
Charleston where thqy will attend
the Grand Lodge mooting which will
he held this week. Messrs. R. A Coop
er, K. O, Anderson and c. A. Power
will represent the local lodges.
A feature of the Grand Lodge moot
ing this year will he the presentat ion
Of a portrait of Col. Iteaufort Watts
Hall to adorn the walls of the lodge
rooiU3. The portrait was recently
finished by Miss Esther Edmunds, of
Columbia, and is an excellent like
ness of tho departed Grand Master.
The presentation will he made hy Mr.
Cooper in behalf of the local masons.
PLMF.S RRIUGKS' STATEMENT.
Representative J. Archie Willis De
clares that Statement of Mr. Itridgcs
In another part of this paper is an
account of the latest happenings in
the Dedmond Remedy Company case
as recorded in the Greenville papers.
After that nccoul was printed. The
Advertiser received a letter from Mr.
Willis asking that the clipping below,
taken from the Greenville News of
Saturday morning, be published. Al
though The Advertiser has already
stated that such an affidavit was made
as is published in this clipping, it
takes pleasure in acceding to Mr. Wi
lls' request and publishes it in full.
Mr. Willis' letter was addressed on
the outside to one of the owners of
The Advertiser as editor." On the
inside he addresses his letter person
ally, so The Advertiser does not con
sider itself free to disclose the remain
ing contents. The Advertiser takes
the liberty to state, however, that
Mr Willis denies the allegations made
by Mr. Dridges in the affidavit made
Sunday as to signing the first affidavit
The following Is the clipping that
Tho Advertiser is requested to pub
J. Archie Willis Exonerated.
At two o'clock this morning, upon
the completion of the auditing of
the books of the Dedmond Remedy
Company, the affairs of which con
cern,Mr. .1. A. Willis, secretary and
treasurer, was charged with misman
aging the following aflidavi' was hand
ed a reporter for The News:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Greenville
This is to certify that I have seen
the audit of the books and accounts
of the Dedmond Remedy Co. of Green
ville, S. C, as made hy the Carolina
Adjustment Agency, and that I swear
upon oath that the charges made by
E. W. Dedmond and myself against .1.
Archie Willis weio absolutely ground
less, as the result of te auditing of
the books and accounts shows that
the affairs of the company have been
properly conducted and that all mon
eyes received were properly accounted
(Signed) JNO. W. BRIDGES.
Sworn to before me this 7th day of
JOHN M. PALM,
Mr. J. A. Willis, the defendant in
the action brought was present this
morning when tho affidavit was
handed a representative of The
News. Mr. Willis asked to be quot
ed as denying most emphatically the
insinuation in an afternoon paper
of this city yesterday that he had come
to Greenville for the purpose' of ef
fecting a compromise of the case.
Mrs. F. .1. 0wings.
A very sad death took place in tho
Trinity Ridge section of the county
last Wednesday when Mrs. Frank J.
OwlngS breathed her last. Mrs. Ow
ings bad been ill for quite a long
time. Her death is greatly regretted
by a large circle of friends. Tho bu
rial services wore held Thursday af
ternoon at Chestnut Ridgo church and
the body interred in the cemetery
nearby, Mrs. Owings was the daught
? r of the hu.- Nathan Bnrksdalo. Re
sides her hm band, she leave-; seven
children io mourn her loss. Mrs Ow
ings was Ilm 1I (er of Mrs. C. B.
Hobo and Mrs. Frank Walker of this
city, Mi -. w. 11 n irfci dale of Harkt
dale, ; lid V C II. ami W. E.
Il?rk?d:tlc of oi lulu a.
SUCCESSFUL MEETING CLOSES.
Rev. J. Andrew Smith Preached Last
sermon to Large Andtonco Sunday
The sorviecs which were conducted
hist week in the 1 'rcshyterian church
closed Sunday night, when a large au
dience from all of the churches of the
city listened to an impressive ser
mon hy iho evangelist. Kcv. .1. Andrew
Smith, who has been preaching. The
services were well attended all dur
ing the week and doubtless much
permanent good will result from thein.j
Rev. Mr. Smith is the regular evau*
gellst of this Presbytery and the
South Carolina Presbytery, lie labors
among all the churches of these
Presbyteries and probably in time
will return to 1.aureus auain to nice!
the many friends ho made while Io
Till: SALES KIM OIMH I).
Number of Sales Made Last Wecfc
Forced out of Last issue bj Lack of
Last Monday was salesday and the
usual or perhaps a larger crowd than
usual was present. Unlike salesday
in November) the weather was beau
tiful. The following sales were made:
Ii; the Probate Judge.
101 acres in Cross Hill township
to It. P. Wade for $1,575.
Hy the Clerk of Court.
32 3-4 acres in Dials to W. \V. Cray
don for $594.
.Mary ?. Sullivan, house and lot.
Sullivan street, to W. II. Nicholson for
In the case of A. X. Uramlctt et al.,
vs. Louise Hunter and .1. D. Hunter,
tract No. 1. containing 111 acres in
Scuflletown township, was bought by
A. N. Bramlett for $31 the aero. Tract
No. 2, house and lot in the city of Lau
rens, same purchaser, for $1,350.
I In case of Pitts vs. Adair, lot and
Stahles in town of Clinton, to Mrs.
Minnie C. Adair for $1,2:10.
In case of Southern Cotton Oil Co.
vs. P. ?fc M. Ciin Co.. one acre lot and
ginning outfit at Cross Hill to the
plaintiffs for $2,r)00.
In case of Winn vs Winn. KiO acres
in Waterloo township to S. S. Farrar
In case of Burns vs Burns, (50 1.-4
acres to S. S. Farrar at $12 per acre;
277 1-2 acres to G. a. Browning at $10
per acre; s."> acres to Mrs. B. C Hums
at $20.2;". the acre; 05 acres to R. II.
iludgCUS at $10 the aero; 72 acres to
D A Colcman at $1(1 the acre: 04
acres to Mrs. R. C. Burns at $15.50
per acre; 2.7 acres to R. k. Burns at
$20.75 the acre; 63 lots in the city of
Laurens to Mrs. B. C. Mums for $l,5(;r>.
In the case of Wilbur vs. Sims et al..
Waterloo township, 50 acres to S. L.
Moore for $1,900; ' eres to Mrs. Ni l
lie Rasor for $1,2 12 acre to S. L.
Moore for $025.
By the Sheriff.
In the case of the Wilmington Sav
ings & Trust Co. vs R. (!. Cranks et al.
house and lot in the city of Laurens
and three tracts of land containing
about 150 acres, were sold hy Sheriff
Owlugs, bought hy R. G. Franks.
Under Bankruptcy Proceedings.
Under bankruptcy proceedings the
house and 15 aoren of hind of Mrs. M.
A. Ray, located In the city of Laurens,
was hought hy R. A. Cooper for $1,950,
By Private Sale.
The Renhani estate, containing ?Hl
acres, located a few miles from the
city, was hought by .lohn D. Cappel
man for $12.000.
The Rice lands in .lacks township,
two tracts, l.soo and 740 acres each,
hought hy w. C. Coleman,
Another Cutting Scrape.
Deputy Sheriff Rcid has placed Ola
Reld, colored, Into the county jail
charged with assault and battery with
Intent to kill. Ola carved up one of
her female friends pretty hrashlv. it
Is stated, ami for a time it looked a ;
If the wounded woman W( uhl die. hut
she has succeeded in surviving the
wounds so far. The affair happened
In the upper part of the county last
Returns to His Work.
Rev. Con Way (!. Anderson, who has
hcen spending a well earned vacation
with his brother here for several
months, left last 'lue day for the
scene of his labors in Gunlemala, Cen
tral America. Rev. ML Anderson ha
hcen recuperating Iii strength fol
lowing Ills arduous labors in the trop
ical land and when he left for the r<
(urit trip he foil much I 11 >ro' ? d fo
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN Of CLINTON
Postor Coming to Look
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
IM*. Douglas Deceiving milch . Cll
coiiragcmcut in Work for llio Col
li n Installation of Officers i n
Titoimvcll Mrimii i.il (lunch Oilier
Items oi' )lit. rest.
('Union, Doe. iL'. As Christmas
draws near* r the slim s are (akin;;
mi a more holiday appearance, and
liiere are mure people on the Streets,
allhough the merehnnls are unani
mous in declaring (hat Iradu is dull.
The clly council on last Thursday
evening proved Itself ahrcasl of tho
times and interested In the uplift of
the rending public by voting an ap
propriation of $KMi to the public lib
I rary. The library Is growing steadily
and Is undoubtedly established. Ii
has a membership roll of more than
a bundled, a collection of live or six
hundred volumes of readable books,
ami a reading table on which are to
be found about twenty of the best
periodicals. It is kept open Monday.
Wednesday and Friday afternoons. It
has been open since last February.
The junior Class of the college
planted ll class tree last Wednesday
and after the ceremonies entertain
ed the members of the senior cln
til an elegant banquet.
The president of the college, Dr.
I). M. Douglass Is meeting with a cor
dial welcome wherever he goes in the
interest of the college and is greatly
The Kec. i'. A. Ilodgin of Oroons
boro, X. ('., who was recently select
ed by the congregation of the First
Presbyterian church to succeed tin*
Rev. Dr. Jacobs as pastor of the
church will preach for the congrega
tion next Sunday, lie has not. signi
fied whether he will accept tho call
or not hut it is hoped (hat he will find
the work so urgent as to insure Iiis
undertaking it. The people of this
church are for the first time in their
history as sheep without a shepherd
and they feel bewildered.
AI the Thornwell Memorial church
on Sunday morning a very interesting
ceremony was performed when Mr
Allen I.ookwond and Mr. Wilson Har
ris were installed as elders and Mr.
Henry Wlnn as deacon of the church.
The Rev. A. U. Ilolderby of Atlanta
preached in the Thornwell Memorial
church Sunday morning and afternoon
and in the First Prosbyterlan church
Among recent social pleasures none
seem to possess a fascination greater
than riding and the members of the
horseback club are to be seen galoping
along the streets almost any time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. It. Owens. Jr., cel
ebrated their wedding anniversary
Monday evening, a number of their
friends being guests.
On Wednesday Mrs. Neville enter
tallied at a dinner in honor of Dr. and
(in Friday Misses Julia and Eliza
Neville entertained a number of col
lege friends at dinner.
On Saturday afternoon Miss Elise
Spencer entertained the Tattlers.
Today Miss Sallie Wright entertain
ed a number of friends at dinner.
Mrs. A. E. Siiencer entertained the
Friendly Dozen Rook club this after
Miss Clara Duckett returned this
week from a visit to Anderson and
Miss Dorothy Owens returned yes
terday from a visit to Miss Kato Mc
Sween in Timmonsville.
Jones Property Hold.
Mr. John o. Wham, who until re
cently as been living in Ninety Six.
has bought the JohOS place, roCOUtlj
owned by Mr. T. I) Darlington. fl
is understood Ihn I the place brought
around $7,500. The sale was mad'
111 rough the real estate agency of (listl
op ft Wolff.
Mi1. Tliayei' lias announced that
j ci of his sermon Sunday vill
nson." This is another in the
i '- under the general