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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FOR WHOLE STATE
To bo Organise* at a Dollar Dinner
!? Colombia July 9th, to which All
Interested are Invited to Partkl.
A South Carolina Chamber of Com
merce will be organized In Columbia
at a dollar dinner to be given on July
9. The Idea Is for not only the com
- merclsJ. organizations of South Car
oline but for all citizens to get to
gether and work for the State. At a
preliminary meeting held Wednesday
Lewis W. Parker of Grenvlll, was
elected temporary president and A.
?ScP. Hamby secretary of the Co
lumbia Chamber of Commerce, was
selected temporary secretary. A call
to the business men of South Caro
lina was Issued.
After the permanent organiza
tion has been perfected meetings will
be held from time to time, and mem
bers from every notion will be urged
to attend and tell their troubles or
what they have done to advance their
interests. The dues will be very light
and every good citizen Is urged to
join, whether he be a member of a
chamber of commerce or a board of
trade or not."
The towns and cities represented
at the meeting either by proxy or in
person included, Charleston, Columbia,
Sumter, Florence, Orangeburg, Green
wood, Laurens, Spartanburg, George
town and Greenville. The dollar for
the dinner must be sent in to Secre
tary Hamby not later than June 26.
The following is the call issued:
"To Business Men and Ail Good Citi
zens of South Carolina:
"A meeting of the commercial sec
retaries of the State was iield In the
offices of the Columbia Chuiuber of
Commerce today for the purpose of
starting something, in the line of gen
eral State publicity, which means en
listing the Interest and services of the
business and public spirited citizens
of the State.
"Lewis W. Parker of Greenville,
S. C, was unanimously elected tem
porary president of the organization
and A. McP. Hamby of the Columbia
Chamber of Commerce temporary
secretary, who was authorized to give
due publicity to the movement and
arrange for the permanent organi
zation on Tuesday, July 9, 1912.
"The proposition Is that a dollar
dinner be given at Columbia on Tues
day, July 9, next, at 8:SO o'clock p.
m., to all men throughout the State,
who send in their dollar to the un
dersigned not later than June 26,
1912. There must be a limit to
the time In order that the prepara
tion may bo made for the exact num
ber Who will attend the dinner. At
this dinner Dr. M. Asbly Jones of the
First BaptlBt church, Augusta. Ga.,
will be invited to deliver the same ad
dress that he made at Dallas, Texas,
during the meeting of the Associated
Ad Clubs of America, and an near as
I cau come to describing this address
la to quote the expressions of several
who heard him, which were that 'It
was worth the trip across the conti
nent to hear him.' There may also
be one or more addresses made by
men of national reputation in the line
of advertising and clty-bulldlng.
When Called to Order.
"The organization meeting will be
called at 3 o'clock p. in., &t which time
the views and opinions of the leading
business men of South Carolina will
be expressed with respect to the pur
poses of the organization, looking to
the advertising and upbuilding of
the State of South Carolina in its en
"In addition to the business men
and all others Interested in the wel
fare of South Carolina, the editors of
all papers In the State are invited to
participate and to join this organiza
tion and all officials and other Inter
ested in the agricultural development
of the State, at whose head is our
esteemed commissioner of agriculture,
B. J. Watson.
Papers Asked to Copy.
At least five representatives citizens
of each county In the State are ex
pected and urged to attend this meet
ing and as many more as will send
In their dollar for the dinner.
"Nearly all of the secretaries who
attended thin meeting today also at
tended the meeting of the Associated
Ad Club "A America in Dallas, Texas,
during the month of May, and their
determination to organize a Cham
ber of Commerce for Statewide good
is but a manifestation of tho Texas
spirit, which made possible tho great
est convention of business men ever
hfld in this country.
"We have everything that tho State
of Texas has and more, too, with one
exception and that is what we are af
ter now, viz: through cooperation on
tl.n part of every city and town In
the State is letting the outside world
know whit we have to offer.
"Every county In South Carolina
will be communicated with by one of
those present at the meeting today,
and the chambers of commerce or
boards of trade will be urged to send
at least five representative men from
each county and as many more as will
"Bear In mind that only those who
have forwarded their dollar to the un
dersigned will bo provided for at thl3
dinner, also that Wednesday. June
26, Is the laot day when the scats may
"It may be well to state here that
It matters not whother a city or town
has a chamber of commerce or board
of trade at present; the representa
tive citizens of overy town and city
in the Stato arc Invited to join In this
movement and help to put South Car
olina where she belongs In tho line
of agricultural and mnnufacturliiG
"A. McP. Hnmbry, Temporary Sec
retary, South Carolina.
"Chamber of Commerce, Columbia,
Warrior Creek, Juno 10.?Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Drummond and children of I
I^ant'ord visited the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Fowler, Sunday.
Mrs. O. F. Fowler and Master LeRoy
Patterson, of Lanford, were the guests
of Mr. J. R. Martin and family Sunday.
Miss Pauline Owens entertained
about seventy-five of her young friends
at a lawn-party Saturday night. Ev
erybody enjoyed it hugely.
Mr. Jos. T. Brownlee, of Greenville,
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jolly and little
daughter, of Spartanburg, Miss Fan
nie and Mr. Joe Brownlee of Dials, I
were the guests of Mr. James Brown
lee and family Saturday and Sunday.
Quite a large congregation was dis
appointed at Warlror Sunday morning,
on not hearing Mr. Ovens, of China,
business having called him away tho
latter part of the week, but all en
joyed a fine sermon delivered by our
noble pastor, Mr. Shcaly.
Miss Ethel Garrett spent Sunday
with Miss Joste Entrekln.
Miss Mittle Todd is spending a few
days with homcfolks, having finished
the junior class at G. F. C. this time.
She will return to Greenville to spend
the summer months, till school op
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rhodes of
Gray Court spent Sunday with Mr.
Mack Burps and family.
Our base ball team took a game
from Gray Court lads Saturday even
ing. "Big Dock Hill" pitched the
game for Gray Court, Jackson and
Poole batteries for W. C. It seems
our boys are sure to win as they have
only lost one game this season.
Mr. Arthur Little and bride of Clin
ton are spending a few days with his
father, Mr. T. J. Little.
There Is no real need of anyone be
ing troubled with constipation. Cham
berlain's Tablets will cause an agree
able movement of the bowels without
any unpleasant,effect. Give them a
trial. For sale by all dealers.
Pine Grove, June 10.?The crops are
looking nicely In this neighborhood;
General Green is making the farmers
got about; the gardens are Just line.
Miss Lila Bramlett has returned
home after eight weeks' stay In Lau
rens with her grandmother, Mrs. Sa
rah Bramlett, who died June the
Mrs. Fred Franks and little daugh
ter, Caroline, have gone to Greenville]
to spond a few weeks with her broth
er Mr. Ben King.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Craddock spent j
last Friday night with their daugh
ter, Mrs. John Knight.
Mrs. A. L. Nash is still on the sick
Miss Ora Powers and her aunt, Mary
Alison spent Saturday night with Mr.
and Mrs. Z. R. Traynham.
Mr. Zeno Craddock of Laurcns, spent
Sunday at home.
Fast Being Realized by Iaiurens Peo
A little backache at first.
Dally Increasing till the back Isj
lame and weak.
Urinary disorders may quickly fol
Dropsy and often Brlght's disease.
This frequently Is the downward
course of kidney ills.
Don't take this course. Laurcns resi
dents should profit by the following
Mrs. Alile Goodman, Mill House 150,
Clinton, S. C, says: "My Kidneys were
in bad shape and often I felt dizzy and
nervous. I had headaches and back
aches most of the time and In tho
morning when I got up, I felt all tired
out. Nothing helped me until I got
Doan's Kldi.ey Pills. They soon made
mo well and I am certain that they
will do just as much for other kid
ney sufferers. I do not hesitate one
moment in advising the uso of this
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster .Mili.in n Co., Buffnlo,
Now York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
? MOUKTVILLE NEWS. ?
Mountvllle, June 10.?Seventeen
years ago last May, a little boy staud
lug on a platform on one side of the
Jones school building, made his first
commencement speech,-. He was clad
in a dress, not yet having donned his
first pants. His declamation ran
I've been to school and learned to
I've said my lessons quick and well,
And now I'm glad that school is done
So I can play and have some fun.
We had the pleasure, and let me
say also the relief, last week of see
ing this boy receive his diploma of
graduation at Furman University. Dur
ing thc30 years of study and toll many
pleasures have mingled with strug
gles both to the boy and to his par
Last Wednesday afternoon, at tho
home of the bride's parents at Con
yers, Ga., Mr. Hassell Bryson of
Mountvllle was married to Miss Bertha
May Street of Conyers, Qa. The hap
py couple returned to Mountvllle Fri
day and were given a reception at the
home of the groom's parents Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse M. Bryson.
Mrs. C. L. Baskin and little daugh
ter llattle of Temple, Qa., are here
visiting the family of Mr. W. P. Cul
bertson. Dr. C. L. Baskin is attend
ing a surgeon's convention at Wash
ington, D. C, and will join Mrs. Bas
kin hero Thursday of this week. It Is
a great pleasuro to have these good
people and warm friends in our midst
Miss Frankle Culbertson of Ekom
spent a few days last week with her
Our college students are beginning
to come In from the various institu
The quaiterly conference of the Wa
terloo circuit "was. held with the
Mountvllle Methodist church last Sat
urday and Sunday. Presiding Elder
W. P. Meadows of Greenwood preach
ed both days to good congregations.
Mr. John Miller, formerly of thiB
county but now of Greenwood, at
tended quarterly conference and will
remain in the county for some time
vMtlng his many relatives and frlendB.
Mr. Miller was a faithful Confederate
soldier, having served through the war
In Co. C, 14th Regiment. He is ac
tive and well preserved notwithstand
ing his advanced age of 74 years.
Mr. Henry Fellers of Columbia came
up Saturday to see home folks. He
was accompanied by his friend Rich
ard Simpson of Laurens.
Bn.es or stings of poisonous Insects
which cause the flesh to swoll should
be treated with DARBY'S PROPHY
LACTIC FLUID. It counteracts the
poison, reduces swelling quickly and
eases pain. It is equally as valuable
when applied to flesh wounds, burns,
scalds, cuts or bruises. It causes the
flesh to heal over and leaves no dis
figuring scar. Price 50 cents per bet
tie. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Money to Loan. Apply
to T. Gibbon Traynham,
Laurens, S. C.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors.
All persons holding claims against
the late Dr. E. W. Piuson will fllo
itemized verlfled statemeut of same
with the undersigned and all persons
Indebted to the late Dr. E. W. Plnsnn
will make payment to the undersigned.
Mrs. Sophia C. Piuson,
Will of Dr. Plnson.
Cross Hill, S. C.
June 3rd, 1912. 45-3t
N. B. DIAL A. C. TODD
DIAL & TODD
Attorneys ut Law
Enterprise Baak Building, Laurens, S. C.
PRACTICE IN ALL COURTS
BIONEY TO LOAN
DR. CLiFJL'ON JONES
Office In Simmons Building*
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
BIGGEST BARGAINS EVER OFFER
ED IN LAUREN'S IN LADIES'
SUITS, DRESSES, SKIRTS,
ASK TO SEE TBE SPECIAL
LADIES' SILK DUES ES,
Friday, June 14th.
Consisting of Silk Dresses, Longerie Dresses, Suits, Skirts, Wash Suits, House
Dresses, Longerie Linen and Tailored Waists. Some of these are small lots of
Odds and Ends, others right up-to-the-minute in style. All are priced so low that
purchaser can easily afford to buy because of the great saving. You can't afford
to miss seeing these special things as we have determined to close them in spite
of the great loss to us. Get in early, tell your friends. Don't ask to take out on
approval. Don't ask to charge, as none will be sent on approval or charged at
these prices. The price is made to CLEAN UP. Read below the items
we are offering:
Ladles' ready made Waists of all kinds in the greatest values that
we have ovor offered.
IX)T NO. 1?Ladles' beautiful Lawn Waist, worth 69c, sale
LOT NO. 2?Ladles' Waist in a big assortment of styles, worth
$1.50, $2,00 and $2.50, sale price.98c
LOT NO. 3?One lot of odds and ends In Ladies' Net Waist, only
one and two of a style, worth up lo $5.00, your choice for . ,98c
Ladies' Longerle and Silk Dresses at bargains that you have nov
er seen before. Rend the prices wo are giving here.
Ladles* white lingerie Dresses, worth $6.00 to $7.00, sale prlce$3.89
Ladies' Longerie Dresses, worth $7.50 to $8.50, sale price ... .$4.98
Ladies' one-piece Silk Dresses In a big assortment of styles. Some
of them not as good as others, but at the lowest prices, that
you havo ever Been on this kind of merchandise. Wo want you
to see what we are offering at .$4.98, $0.98 and $8.98
Ladles' Wool and Linen Summer Suits in just a few of this sea
son's best styles at prices that will open your eyes.
Ladles' Linen Suits, worth $7.50 to $8.50, sale price.$5.98
Ladles' Linen Suits, worth $10.00, dale price.$7.98
Ladles' Cream Wool Serge Suits, worth $12.50 to $15.00, salo
Ladles' Cream Wool Suits, worth $17.50, sale price.$12.98
Ladles' Colored wool Suits, wonh $25.00, sale price.$15.98
Ladies' House Dresses, In a big variety of styles and materials
Ladles' Dresses, worth $1.00, sale price.89c
Ladies' Dresses, worth $1.50, sale price .$1.29
Ladles' Dresses, worth $2.00, sale price .$1.09
Big lot of odds and ends in Children's Dresses that we nre going
to sell. You will And the styles right but only one and two
of a kind. If you are interested in Children's dresses It will pay
you to see this lot. Special prices .19c, 89c, 89c
You will find Odds and Ends in a great many other things that we do not mention here
that will be on sale and Specially Reduced. It will mean money-saving to you
if you will visit our store and get the advantages of many Specials
that will be on sale during this Special Sale.
OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
RIO LOT OF EXTRA LARGE COTTON]
TOWELS WORTH 15o, ONE OF
OUR SPECIALS AT 10c.
BIO LOT OF LADIES'
COLO BED TAnASOLS AT
OBEATLY REDUCED PRICES.