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Absolutely bas no substitute
i Many mixtures are offered as
substitutes for Royal. No other
baking powder is the same in
composition or effectiveness, or
' so wholesome and economical,
nor will make such fine food.
Royal is the only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MPlYPfON.
Mrs. Speger, from Kentucky, spent
the week-end with Mrs. W. B. Lucas.
Miss Mae I). Porter, teacher of the
Barksdate scliool, spent Saturday in
Miss Sue Henderson of Clinton was
among the visitors in Laurens last
Mr. Jumes F. MacBnroe of the Ware
Shoals Manufacturing Company, was
a business visitor in the city Monday.
Mr. W. G. Wilson left Sunday for
the northern markets where he goes
to purchase a spring stock for his
Mrs. J. T> A. Ballow has gone to
Spartanburg, from which place she
will go to Itlaeksburg and thence to
Mr. T. C. Patterson, formerly of Cov
ihgton, Oa., lias moved to the city
and is now employed witli .1. S. Men
uett & Co.
Mr. .1. R. Thames, of iBrmingham,
Ala., spent the week-end with his sis
ter, Miss Frances Thames, at the
Mrs. O. W. Leonard and children,
of Spartanburg will arrive in Laurens
today to spend sonic time with Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Jones.
Mr. .1. B. Park, of the Arm of (Irler.
Park and Nicholson of Greenwood,
was in Iiis home town Monday attend
ing to bU8inOSS matters.
Mr. Mack lrby, who lias been at
home for the past several weeks suf
fering with a sore foot, has returned
to his work in Charleston.
Mrs. Lula Williams, formerly of
South Carolina, but now of Van-Buren,
Arkansas, is visiting her sister. Mrs.
Mattie A. Owings of this city.
Mr. W. P. Thomason, who has been
confined to Iiis homo for some time,
is again at Iiis accustomed place at
S. II. and 13. II. Wilkcs & Co.
Miss Jennie Fleming spent the week
end at her home here, having as her
charming guests Misses Gortrudc
Knight and Annie Young, two of bei'
Mr. 'I'. F. Boyce or Clinton passed
through thO'Clty last Saturday on Iiis
way to Fountain Inn, to be at the bed
side of his sister. Mrs. John Sims,
Who is very ill there.
Drs. It. F. Hughes and W. 1). Fer
' son left last, night for Columbia.
hero they will spend two days, at
tending the fourteenth annual session
of the Trl-Stato Medical Association.
Mr. Creswell Fleming will leave for
Greenwood today to spend the sum
mer months, Although lit; has not
made up his mind Whether he will re
turn in the fall or not, his many
friends are hoping that he will.
Mrs. W. W. Jones was called to New
berry Sunday to see her daughter,
Mrs. O. B. Mayer, who was quite ill.
Mrs. Mayer's friends hero will be glad
to know that her serious illness was
M only temporary and that she Is now
W on the road to recovery.
To Leave Spartanburg.
A report comes from Spartanburg
to the effect that Hev. I^ewls M. Roper
intends to leave that city at an early
date. Though several calls have been
extended him recently, he has not yet
made up his mind where he will go.
Mr. Roper occupies a very warn:
spot in the heart of the people of
Spartanburg and doubtless they will
not give him up willingly. His rela
tives and many friends here, also,
would regret to see him go very far
Two Fine Pictures.
Manager Lavender has engaged two
fine pictures for the latter part of
this week. Thursday afternoon and
night will be shown an Irish picture,
depicting a stirring scene in connec
tion with the Irish insurrection. This
is a thrilling as well as romantic pic
ture and should draw a large crowd.
Friday afternoon and evening anoth
er of that excellent aeries of weekly
events will he shown. This is an ex
cellent 111 in showing many scenes
Which have taken place In different
parts of the world in the very recent
past. Among them Is a scene con
nected with the recent, visit' of the
Duke of Connaught to this country.
Tha regular prices will prevail.
Commutation Tax Due.
On accoutn of the fact that the
new commutation tax law for this
county goes into effect this year.
Supervisor Humbert has request
ed that, the attention of the men fit
the*oounty be directed towards it. Ev
ery liable citizen is required to assess
himself at tin' auditor's office and to
pay the tax along witlt other taxes,
that is by Ma-eb 16th. Unless those
returns and payments are made, a
heavy line will be imposed, there be
ing no provision for the tax to be
worked out on the county roads. The
county officers, not wishing to cause
any undue einbarassinent to the citi
zens of tile county, have requested that
attention be directed to this.
Sold Part of Stock.
Messrs, Clardy and Wilson, the shoe
outfitters have recently made a sale
of all the odds ami ends in the way
of shoes purchased from the former
owner of the store. It was a big pile
of leather, consisting of some eighteen
or nineteen hundred pairs. By elim
inating these from their regular stock
they have been given room for adding
a much newer and better lino of goods
to their already big stock.
A Manly Minister.
There'll be less sleeping dorn; In fu
ture In the First Christian church of
Los Angeles, because iho lector Just
won't stand for It, ns Is evidenced by
what he did some nights ago. It ,<eoms
hat (he worthy man went into the pub
pit to discourse*, when he was annoyed
by two men who were sound asleep
In one of the front pews. He called
attention to the fact, and one of the
lleepors was aroused, and did not
transgress again, but his partner did
not wake to the rebuke, and quietly
slept on. The parson became indig
nont, and as he had several hymn
books in the pulpit with him, he tired
pne or two at the sleeper, but without
tvnll, and then lie unloaded all tho
books he had at the Intruder, to the
IStonlshment of the congregation, who
by this time wore tittering at a great
?ate, but the sleeper didn't seem to
mind It much, for he looked up,
Mianged his position, and fell asleep
*ga!n. This is an astonishing case,
probably unparalleled In history, but
t goes to show that there's a limit to
what preachers will stand, even when
they are In the pulpit. And they are
right. If a man doesn't go to church
to worship, he should remain away,
ind such sacrilegious scamps as sleep,
rhntter and scnndallze should bo put
JUt.?New Orleans Picayune.
He 8nored Into Safety.
Wllkesbarre. Pa., la In the field with
this story: Michael Benner of Plains
9wes his life to the fact that he can
more loud enough to be heard some
Slatance away. Karly one morning Po
liceman Schneider of North Wilkes
barre heard anores coming from the
direction of the I^hlgh Valley rail
road tracka. and fearing that some
ane might be asleep on the tracks,
ind knowing that an express train
NM about due, he investigated. Ould
?d by the snoring he came upon Bcn
aer asleep, just In time to pull him
from the track before the train thun
lered by Benner can thank his snore
!or saving his life, and Wllkesbarre
San congratulate herself that she has
i policeman who knowa a snore when
*e hears It.
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I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
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The home of dipt, and Mrs. J. M.
Philpot was the scene of a very pu t
ty childrens' party Thursday after
noon from 1 to t> o'clock given in
I honor of Miss Elizabeth Ramsay's
eleventh birthday, who with her moth
er. Mrs. Riehard H. Ramsay, of Wash
ington) 1). t\, is spending an Indefinite
time at this hospitable home. After
enjoying games etc., the children were
invited to the dining room where an
attractive sight greeted them. The
bountifully laden table was decorated
In pink and green, and the light from
the numerous candles shed a lovely
soft glow, reflected on the happy faces
of the boys and girls.
The center of attraction was the
large and beautifully decorated birth
day cake, with its eleven candles, this
being the gift of Miss Ramsay's sis
ter, Mrs. A. R. McGonigal, of Coving
ton, Ky. While standing around the
table a flash-light picture of the group
was taken by Mr. Nicholls, one of Lau
rens' popular photographers.
Among those present were: Capt.
and Mrs. J. M. Philpot, Mrs. J. R.
Murff, Mrs. R. H. Ramsay, Misses
Elizabeth Ramsay, Pattl and Junlata
Wilkes, Nora and Inez Nicholls, Sarah
Bishop, Mary Roper, Virginia Gray
and Laurens Philpot, Paul Holmes,
Robt. McCuen, Frank Posey, Beattic
McLin, Nash Philpot, John Hudgens
and M. F. Medlock, Jr.
Mrs. W. 10. Lucas entertained at one
of the most beautiful affairs of the
winter at her charming home Wed
nesday afternoon, in honor of Mrs.
Dabney Cosby, of Columbia, Va. Be
ing on the Fourteenth of February, it
was called a Valentine Bridge party,
the decorations, which were numer
ous and artistic, being -composed
largely of crimson hearts and crim
son and white flowers. Crimson and
white carnations were found in every
part of the hospitable home and the
color scheme was carried out largely
in the refreshments. During the after
noon a salad course and frozen punch
followed by coffee and almonds were
Mrs. Dabney Cosby. Mrs. R. E.
Hughes, Misses Minnie and Mabel
Wallace and the hostess graciously
received the guests upon their en
trance. Those who were invited to
meet Mrs. Cosby and to play cards
wore Mrs. R. K. Hughes. Misses Min
nie and Mabel Wallace, Mrs. Jesse,
Mrs. R. W. Davis, of Fountain Inn,
Mrs. W. II. Anderson. Mrs. A. II. San
ders, Mrs. .). li. Tengue, Mr. .1. I).
Watts, Miss Janet. MacFarlane, Miss
Julia Irby. Mrs. Brooks Swygert,
Mrs. J. E. CInrdy, Mrs. M. L. Cope
land. Miss Dorcas Calmes, Miss Laura
Barksdale, Miss Mayiue Ferguson,
Frances Thames, Miss Florence Brown,
Mrs. Dial Cray and Mrs. W. II. Wash
Miss Annie Davis charmingly en
tertained the bridge club Saturday af
ternoon at the Koine of Mrs. Virginia
Cnine. She was assisted by Miss
Florence Brown. Tables were pro
pared for sixteen and a most enjoya
ble afternoon was spent. The parlors
wore beautifully decorated, a valen
tine effect being obtained by the use
[of a large number of heart shaped
crimson souvenirs and decorations.
Delightful refreshments of ice cream
and cake were served after a lew
games had boon played. This was a
delightful party and one to be long
"He alludes to himself constantly
us a self made mail."
"Yes; ouce when lie was about four
teen bo sold papers for two or th.e?
"THE MISSING LINK"
of Darwinism has never
been discovered. But
we can tell you where
some "real good" link
sausage can be found.
Our market is supplying
a superior article of this
kind. You need have
no scruples about eating
it, because our sausages
are made of good meat.
Not a scrap is used that
is either dirty or tainted.
D nch' Market
Odd Dressers in Oak or Mahoganies
We are showing the largest, best and cheapest line of
Odd Dressers ever shown in the State. Our line starts at
$8.50 and we can give you a real nice Dresser for most any
amount you may wish to pay from that price up to $50.00.
We invite > ou to call and inspect our line.
1 Remember This,
$ While the traveling" salesmen have excellent ^
g Loose Leaf Ledgers and other printing supplies, ^
g those we sell are just as good and in many cases
superior. When thinking of putting in a system
of this kind,
Think of The Home Market!
We would be pleased to show you samples.
We keep supplies in stock. Telephone us.
Advertiser Printing Co.
Laurens, S. C.