I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
^ Mr. Jack McCravy spent Sunday iu
Miss Mazlo Little spent Thursday
in Greenville shopping.
Mr. J. A. Brown from Route Three,!
Laurens was In town Thursday.
Mr. Qeo. W. Riddle of Mountvillel
was among tho visitors here last Sat
Mr. Jamie Watklns Is visiting his)
pother, Mrs. L. D. Watklns, for a|
Miss Annie Halford. of Blackvllle, ]
is in the city visiting hor cousin, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Childress return
ed Sunday after spending a week at
Mr. B. B. Gossett from near Foun
tain Inn was among tho visitors In
Laurens last Thursday.
Miss Mary Peden, of Gray Court,
spent a part of last week with hor
aunt, Miss Beta Meredith.
Miss Annie Lucllo Poole, of Green
ville, is visiting Miss Nolllo Poole at
her home on North Harper street.
Mr. Carlos R. Moseloy returned yes
terday after visiting friends In Char
lotte, Spartanburg and Greensboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Huff, of Green
ville, arrived In the city Monday to
visit Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Huff for a fow
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Davenport have
returned to their home In Augusta,
after apondlng a lew days with home
Mrs. W. M. Miller and two daugh
ters, of Knoxvllle, are visiting Mrs.
Miller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Mr. M. L. Copoland returned Mon
day from Saluda whore Mrs. Copoland
and others of the family are spending
Miss Laura Barksdalc of Laurons
is the guest of Miss Marian Evans at ]
her home on North Dean street. Spar
Miss Cornelia Malier, of Newberry,
returned last week after a pleasant |
visit to her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Jones.
Mayor C. M. Rnbb and Messrs John
Switzer and John Brooks loft yester
day for Rock 11111 to attend the fire
Mr. E. P. Minter Is making an ex
tensive trip over the lower part of
the state In the Interest of the South
ern Land Development Co.
tHPllss Blanche Smythe, who has been
With Davis Roper Company during the
past millinery season, left for her]
homo near Baltimore Monday.
Miss Mattie Harney, of Spartanburg.]
has been In the city for a few days
visiting her brother, Mr. James F.
Harney, at the Gllkerson House.
Miss Ethel Teague and Miss Lorle
Te>ague, who are now residing In
Washington. D. C, are spending some
time In the county with relatives and
Misses Mary Wllkea and Hlattlo
Simpson returned .Monday after spend
ing about throe weeks with their aunt
Mrs. Annie Garllngton, in Henderson
ville, N. C.
Miss Dixie Lambert, of Wisconsin,
and Miss Ruth Harris, of Spartanburg,
schoolmates of Miss llettle Lake at
llolllns Institute, are Visiting her at
her home here.
Mr. o. It. Simmons, accompanied by
Misses Ethel and Louise Simmons,]
will leave Saturday for New York.]
Whore Mr. Simmons will attend the
Bankers association meeting.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Dial are spend
ing some time In Baltimore and oth
er northern cities. Mr. Dial will take
advantage of the opportunity to "take
in" the domocr.iMc convention.
Mr. W. J. Thomason, who was oper
ated upon at a Columbia hospital sev
eral weeks ago, Is reported as Improv
ing steadily. His friends will be glad
to know that he will probably return
o the latter part of this week.
he many friends of Mr. Richard
Dunlap were glad to see htm on the
streets during the past fow daya af
ter many weeks confinement with a
broken log. Though not yet able to
play ball, ho can hobble around on
crutohes a "fow".
Miss Nina Lockrldgo, of Lynchburg,
Va., arrived In tho city yesterday to]
spend a few days at tho homo of Dr.
and Mrs. W. D. Ferguson, after which
she and Mrs. Ferguson aud little Miss
Laura Jones will go to Sullivan's
Island to spend a few weeks.
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. |
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Richey, Sr., cn
tortalned at a brilliant reception Wed
nesday evening In honor of their 3on
and his bride. Mr. and Mrs. R. Hart
Richey, who camo up from Florence
tho day before. The house was beau
tifully decorated for tho occasion, ev
erything being faultlessly and taste
fully arranged. The guests were re
ceived at the door and ushered Into
tho parlor whore, besides the hosts
and honored guests, Rev. and Mrs.
C. F. Rankln, Judge Frank B. Gary,
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Teague, Dr. and
Mrs. H. K. Alken, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Gllkerson and Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Richey, Jr.. received. From here tho
guests were directed to another parlor
where delightful fruit punch was
served. After a short period of con
versation, In which the opportunity
was grrasped to converse with the
bride and to oxproaa congratulations.
In small parties the guests were shown
Into the dining room where delightful
Ice cream and cake were aervod. Af
ter this the guests were made com
fortable on the veranda and In the
parlors and allowed to pass the time
pleasantly intermingling and Joining
In conversation until the time came to
repair to their homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Richey wore assisted in
entertaining by Mlas Annie Richey,
Mrs. Elizabeth Richey Bobbltt, Miss
Annie Gllkerson, Miss Julia Gllker
son, Miss Kathleen Wllkes,' Miss Cor
rle Hart, Mrs. J. J. Adams and Mrs.
W. R. Rlchoy. Jr.
One of the most enjoyable occasions
of tho season was the moonlight pic
nic last Thursday evening, when a
large crowd of young Laurens people
enjoyed themselves at Davis Springs.
They embarked for the moonlight
cruise In one great big wagon and
with talking, laughing, singing, music
and a luscious lunch they entertained
themselves till late in the evening.
Messrs Pelham Chaney and John Stone
furnished Instrumental music for the
evening. The following were those
who attended the picnic:
Mlssos Clara Davenport, Bessie
Coldwoll. Edith Sexton, Stella Mock,
Ruth Blakely, Wllllo Sexton, Alburta
Burns, Blach Burns, Floy Templcton;
Messrs Pellam Chaney, John Stone,
Jim Moore, Carl Bramlett, Carl Roper,
Rex Simpson, Hugh Hill, Maxle Tem
plcton, John Hudgcns; Mr. and Mrs.
S. B, Sexton.
Miss Hettle Lake will entertain this
afternoon In honor of her house guests
Misses Dixie Lambert, of Wisconsin,
and Ruth Harris, of Spartanburg.
Thursday afternoon Misses Annie
and Julia Gllkerson entertained with
a reception in honor of Mrs. R. Hart
Richey. The house was beautifully
decorated for the occasion. Delight
ful punch was served the guests when
they entered and after they had greet
ed the guest of honor and tho host
esses, they were shown to the dining
room whore an ico course was served.
About seventy five people called during
the afternoon to meet the bride,
Mrs. C. F. Rankln entertained the
Fortnightly club Friday afternoon, in
honor of her sister, Mrs. Striekler, of
Atlanta. During the afternoon delight
ful refreshments were served and a
most enjoyable time was spent.
Mrs. 11. K. Alken and Mrs. J. H.
Teague will entertain this afternoon
In honor of Mrs. C. F. Rankln's guest.
Mrs. Strickler. of Atlanta.
Mrs. A. D. Gray entertained Friday
afternoon for Mrs. II. N. Snyder, of
Spartanburg. During the afternoon
the game of authors was played. A
delightful lee cream and cake course
was served after a few games wore
Little Miss Katharine Hicks was
hostess at a party Tuesday afternoon,
celebrating her 5th birthday. A
large number of her friends came to
enjoy the afternoon and to offer felici
tations upon the momentous occasion,
The following invitations have been
Issued to a large number of friends
and relatives In thla city and else
Mrs. John Michael Clardy
requests tho pleasure of your company
at tho marriage of her daughter
Mr. Edward Lee Vlckers
on Tuesday morning the ninth of July
at - ten o'clock
Three hundred and t-vent^y-two
Church Street- ?
Laurens, South Carolina
Miss Clardy Is a winsome and pop
ular young lady of this city, where sho
has numerous friends, while the
groom-elect Is well known In Spar
tanburg. whore he Is employed In the
office of Hon. John Gary Evans. Tho
wedding will bo of wide Interest to
their many friends In both places.
R. VVISTER NICHOLS
PASSED TO BEYOND
Popular Laurens Citizen and Former
Legislator .Suddenly Taken Siek und
Slowly Passes Away.
After an illness of only (several
days, Mr. Robert Wlstar Nichols
passed away at the County Hospital
Monday morning. At a late hour
Thursday evening he became sudden
ly 111 with a pain In his stomach. Phy
sicians were called and It became evi
dent that an operation for appendicitis
would be necessary. The operation
was performed early Friday morning,
but the eppendlx was in such a dis
eased coudition that the wound would
not heal after the ligaments had been
sewed up. HIb life was momentarily
dlspaired of until Monday morning,
when he passed away. The funeral
sorvlces were held yesterday morn
ing at Friendship Presbyterian church,
near Tumbling Shoals, u largo num
ber of people gathering to pay him
a last tribute.
Mr. Nichols was born In tho Friend
ship section of thin county. He at
tended Ershjine college [and then
taught school for several years. He
later went In business In Laurens. He
served one term In tho state legisla
ture from this county and made an
exceptionally fine record. He was at
his death a member of the firm of
Nichols it Ropor, lumber dealers of
this city. He was a man of a splen
did disposition and greatly liked by
all who knew him. His death will be
mourned by hosts of friends.
He was first married to Miss Leila
Roper, daughter of Mr. T. Mac Roper,
of this city. She died several years
ago leaving flvo children. Mr. Nich
ols luter married Miss Ethel Sulli
van, daughter of Mrs. Clifton Jones
and Bhe, with one other child, survives
Besides these, he leaves two broth
ers, M. C. Nichols of Fountain Inn,
and A. P. Nichols, of Laurens andtwo
Bisters, Mrs. M, L. McDanlel, of this'
county, and Miss Annie Nichols, who
recently graduated as a trained nurse
at the Anderson hospital.
Posey Hollingsworth Drank an Over
dose of Laudanum at Renno and
Died Sunday Morning.
Mr. Posey Hollingsworth, a young
man who has been until recently run
ning a grocery store In Clinton and
who Is well known In different sec
tions of the county, died suddenly at
his home at Renno early Sunday
morning as a result of an overdose of
laudanum. Whether he took the laud
anum by mistake or whether his act
was Intentional Is not known, though
it is generally believed to have been
premeditated. Mr. Hollingsworth had
been drinking for several days and
had probably grown despondent. He
was found by his brother In his room
suffering Intense agony Saturday night
When asked as to the cause of his
pain, he could only mumble something
about "laudanum". Why he to' k it
or whether it was intentional he could
not toll. The bottle was found, the
entire contents being gone out of It.
Physicians were summoned at once
and they worked with him nearly all
night, but early Sunday morning he
Mr. Hollingsworth was a young man
about thirty years of age. He was the
proprietor of The Variety Store in
Clinton up until a few weeks ago when
he sold out. He was of a very pleas
ing disposition and greatly liked by
all who knew him.
Heeling W. <>. \V.
Laurens camp No. 98, W. O. W., will
hold a special meeting next Thurs
day evening, .Mine 27th, for the pur
pose of initiating candidates. A full
meeting is requested.
Monkeys and Gum
In tropical countries tho natives
have ninny unique ways of catching
monkeys. One of them, as explained
oy a traveler. Is this: Tho hunters
walk about In short boots In sight of
the monkeys. Then they take the
boots off, place some gum In the bot
toms an ' leave them on the ground.
Withdrawing themselves to n great dis
tance. Presently the monkeys come
lown from tho trees and try on the
OOOtfl Rltd when the hunters come after
them tho hoots Btlck to the feet of the
monkeys and they are unable to climb.
Thus the imitative little animals are
Habits of Hedgehog.
Tho hedgehog passes the winter in
?ieop. with circulation almost sus
pended and body fires banked. It car
ries a reserve of glycogen and fat.
however, and recent Investigations
have shown that soon after awaken
ing it warm* up by a rapid burning of
glycogen. This carbohydrate proves
to be tho chief fuel, the fat being quite
unimportant. The animal may bo
awake at a low tenaperatui?, for the
awakening in distinct from the warm
ing up, and whether the latter Is vol
untary or an automatic process Is not
"Every little movement*
Togo med? while here
In a moving picture
Shortly will appear.
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO BUY
Porch and Lawn Furniture
Than right now and we were never better prepared than right now to show
you a big, complete stock of reed and wicker Porch Furnishings. Our ability
to supply the needed new porch goods for less money than our competitors is
due to our tremendous buying power?we buy in large quantities and we buy
for cash?the manufacturers, therefore, make us big price concessions and we
givo our customers the benefit of these reductions. Compare the following
values with those offered elsewhere for the same money:
Large Solid Oak Rocker, color Green, Woven Cane Seat,.$1.25
Genuine Old Hickory Rockers,.-._.? $2.90
Large Rattan Rockers,._.-.-.-.$2.90
Vudor Porch Shades,.$3.25
Mission Porch Swing complete with Chains,.$2.90
Crex Rugs from 50 cents up
We are showing big line of Refrigerators,?Ice Cream Freezers, Water
Coolers, Fly Traps, Fruit Jars, and Jelly Tumblers.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
LAURENS, S. C.
We have got the Peas to
sell you and you need our
Pea*5 to sow.
Plant peas in the row to
gather for seed. Sow peas
in the corn middles to enrich
the soil. Sow peas broad
cast over all your stubble and
vacant spots on your farm,
even sow some in the water
We offer you good sound
speckle Peas and sound
mixed at $2.50 per bushel,
and fine Unknown Peas at
$2.75 per bushel.
Sow peas to the good of
your land and for the need
of your stock, and buy them
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
No Mori Pudding.
Margaret, a little girl of four, was
Msltlng her grandparents. There
were a number of aunts who were
somewhat careful of her looks as well
as morals. When ready to go homo
Margaret said: "When I get homo I'm
not going to wash my feet, I'm not
going to say my prayers, and I am
not going to put pudding on my face."
-:- TO >:
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
AND RETURN VIA
CHARLESTOW S WESTERN CAROLINA RY.
Tuesday, My 9,1912
Round Trip 1 ickets to Spartanburg, S. C. will
be on Sale at the Following Rates:
Ooronacn, 8. C.#I..V>
Bnoreo, S. C.1.00
Greenwood, 8. C.1*75
Lnnford, s. c.1.00
Laurons, H. C.I?8*>
Ora, S. C.1.00
Waterloo. S. C.l."?0
Woodruff, S. C.i.*>
Tickets will be sold for train No. 1 July 9, 1912
with final limit returning July, 10, 1912.
For further information, call on Ticket Agents or
GEO. T. BRYAN, Gen. Agent,
Greenville, S. C.
F. J. NELSON, Ticket Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
S. F. PHILIPS, Ticket Agent, E. WILLIAMS, Gen'I. Pass. Ageut,
Greenwood, S. G. Augusta. Ga.
W. J. CRAIG, Pass. Traffic Manager,
W?ming, N. C.
? M1UIMHHIUM M?ft?ft?gw Mi??eS8S8?aS*(
"Ajax stood and defied the light
"Yea, because he knew tie was In
sulated by oh rubber boots."
Asking To0 Much.
The airman flew, the crowd proclaimed
The show no good at all;
And some there were who loudly blamed
Ulm 'cause he did not fall.
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