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LAUREN8, S. C AUGUST 11, 1912.
The Advertiser \% ill be triad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their mimes to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Put your name on the club roll.
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Jones stand? for order and Blease
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.l ines stands for law and Please
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All names must be enrolled five days
before the election.
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It should not be necessary to pre
serve order; order ^should prevail.
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See that the young men who have
not voted before are on the club roll.
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We are just dying to hear that Cole
Ble&*e chorus today. Won't It ha a
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Reckon Gov. Please will have any
more men of stra\y. to knock down
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Metween "Corporation" Jones and
"Railroad" Please, give us Corpora
tion" Jones. If you please.
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The Spartanburg Journal declares
jtbat the meeting there Friday would'
make a Sunday school look like a rio?.|
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Mr. R. Dunk Boyd says they accu
him of making the common school
question a hobby. That is a m.ghty
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w. p. Beard, editor of the Blease
organ and the governor's personal
body guard, is going around over the
state reporting the meetings for nis
paper at the state's expense. What
do you think of that for economy?
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We cannot see why a courteous
question from the audience should not
be answered by any candidate. The
primary Is intended for enlightenment
and we hardly know of any better way
of getting It than by asking questions,
A couple of strangers coming Into
Lauren8 on the train the other day
were heard to remark that "Laurens
is a good town". As a muter of fact,
evi rybody who knows anything about
it thinks the same thing. It's a "good
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There are numbers of young men
jus-t becoming of ago who should have
their names on the club rolls. This
is particularly true of young men just
within a few miles of the city of Lau
who ought to have their names on
either No. 1 or No. 2. See that they
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It looks like r:ll of our legislative
candidates can stand on the .same
platform except as to one plank. Fact
1s, every one of them claims to be the
only original, simon pure, dyed in the
wool platform originator, charging
that each of the other candidates Is
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How would you like to attend court
for a whole week, sit upon a case for
a day or so, giving It your best atten
tion and then, after you had decided
that a criminal ought to be punished.
Gov. Blease should put at naught ev
erything you had done by pardoning
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When Oov. Blease commences to tell
of his love for the old Confederate sol
diers today, Just go back a few months
and think of the two old war horses
he tried to turn out of office in Green
wood county in order to make places
for some of his young followers. "Ac
tions speak louder than words."
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Editor Honlcutt of the Southern
Cultivator, said at Madden Monday
night that the reason the South Caro
lina farmers do not raise more cattle
is because they ar* too lazy. Isn't
that Just about the size of it? How
many farmers are "resting" at this
r eason of the year and how many peo
ple of other pursuits are "resting"? A
good many farmers are, but a mighty
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Blease told the Spartanburg audi
ence that if they would send up peti
tions he would pardon certain Spar
tanburg convicts. Wouldn't It be a
good Idea to do away with the courts
altogether until after Blease is out
of office. It is a useless expense to
hold court when criminals are turned
loose after being convicted.
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Mr. \v. t. Jones has announced as
a candidate for the house of Repre
sentatives from Greenwood county.
Dr. Jones Is a high-toned gentleman
with strong convictions and broad
views. He would make Oreenwood a
good representative. Doubtless he
; will be found among the elect after
the ballots are counted.
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We ask those voters who are In
doubt ar to which man to support.
Jones or IMea.se. to listen closely to
day and take note of the fact that
Blease's address will be nothing but
an appeal to prejudice. Note partic
ularly that he cannot ann does: not
show you where he is the friend of the
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We would call the attention of the
people of Laurens to the fact that
a baseball college is to be estab
lished somewhere in the South. Of
1 fers may be directed to the chairman
of the national baseball commission.
Just at this time we prefer a girl's
college. We might look into this base
ball college proposition a little later.
We take things one at a time.
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The Advertiser gave what it consid
ered a full and fair report of the first
county campaign meeting which was
held in Laurens last week. Since a
report of each meeting would be but
a repetition of the ones before it, The
Advertiser does not consider it worth
while to report any more of them in
full. However, if anything of special
interest takes place at any meeting
not already made mention of. It will
be reported if reliable information is
secured about it. However. The Ad
vertiser does not intend to have a rep
resentative at all of the meetings.
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Our Cross Hill correspondent has
a short account of a "canning indus
try" in that wide awake little town.
For fear that some of our farmer
friends might overlook It. we wish to
direct especial attention to it. There
:s no doubt but that if a canning out
! fit wer- bought in each community in
the county, a great deal of waste vege
I tables could be utilized and consid
erable money made by planting es
pecially for it. A young girl In Aiken
I county last year made nearly six hun
dred cans of tomatoes off of one tenth
of an acre of land. This represented
a clear profit of over $3o or about $300
per acre. Isn't it worth while to look
into this industry gome more? Canning
of tomatoes should go on at this sea
son of the year, when there is little
else to do.
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The Spartunburg Herald says that
"There Is one county In the state that
can be depended on to give the gov
ernor a safe majority and that is Lau
rens." Gentlemen, we resent that.
There are no grounds for such an as
sertion. While flov. Blease received
a majority by a few hundred votes In
the election two years ago. it would
be far from "safe" to say that he will
get a majority In this election. Of
course the Hlease and Jones adherents
differ about which of the two will car
ry the county, but very few even of
the Blease men expect any big majori
ty, while conservative Jones men are
confident that Jones will carry the
county by a small majority. Many*
Changes nave taken place here within
the past two years and many are tak
ing place i very day. It is a matter of
great encouragement to the Jones men
that they can put their fingers on a
great many voters who have turned
from Blease since the last election
when only a mere handful can be
pointed out as going over to him. The
people in this county have been think
ing deeply about this race a'id have
given the governor's record much
thought. They have allowed the gov
ernor to have the benefit of the doubt
In the Felder matter and have not giv
en any great attention to the Grace
charges, but they have taken bis pub
lic acts, his record and his affiliations
Into consideration and they have found
him wanting. They have learned some
thing in the past tWo years and they
are tired of hot air. When the 27th
of August comes, we expect to see a
majority of the Laurens county "oters
go up to the polls and .without pre
judice, cast their ballots for Ira B.
Jones. Laurens is not "safe" for
Blease by a great deal. Neither is It
"safe" for Jones, but we expect that
Jones will be the favorite.
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THE LAW BREAKER*? CANDIDATE.
The Spartanburg Herald carried the
following little story Sunday:
At the court house entrance yester
day afternoon, an aged man, crippled,
palsied and decrepit, sat off to himself,
in a musing, studied manner.
Five or six men from the country,
wearers of the red badges and 100 per
cent, for Blease. paused at the door
and one of them said: "Wonder if
there's a Jones man anywhere round
"Dunno'." said another, "unless
that old fellow there'B one." pointing
to the qiuet. shriveled old man. This
caused the old man to pearten up a
little and he said:
"Gentlemen, since you mentioned
the subject. I'd like to get a little
information. l*m an old, sickly man
may never live to vote again, but I
would like to go to the ballot box once
more before I pass away. I'd like to
know this?Just answer these two
questions for me. First, who are all
the preachers in the state of South
Carolina for in this race for govern
"Jones, of course." derisively sneer
ed one of the group.
"All right, boys," continued the old
man. "Now tell me who are all the
blind tigers, the thieves, the law
breakers and drunkards for?"
"Come on; he's a Jones man," came
from several of the group.
"Hold on, gentleman, I just want a
little information," persisted the old
man with a shrewd twinkle in his
"Let's go boys," came from the
crowd, and the meeting adjourned.
How are you going to line up? With
the "crowd" or the old man?
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IX) NOT DODGE THE ISSUE.
We would not have anyone who
thinks John T. Duncan the best man
to vote against him. Hut, we do not
consider that a man is doing his duty
by his state if he votes for Duncan
just because that man has come to
the conclusion that Hlease is not the
man, but will not admit it by voting
for Jones. A man who will not vote
for Hlease, but votes for Duncan, while
at the same time believing that Jones
is the best man of the three, does just
as bad as if he were noting for Hlease.
Do not dodge the issue by voting for
a man who has no chance. That is not
fulfilling your obligation to your par
ty. Our obligation Is to nominate the
best man. It is not to vote against
any man, but it is to vote for some
man. Voting for Duncan is voting
against Hlease, but it is not voting
for the man of your choice. That is.
of course as we said above, if you
do not think Duncan the best man.
Mind you. If you vote for Duncan and
cause a second race between Jones
and Hlease, you will at last have to
vote for one or the other any how.
So face the issue squarely and vote
for that man you think best tltted for
the place. If it's Duncan, vote for
Duncan: if it's Blease. vote for Blease;
if it's Jones, vote for Jones. Let's
have no straddling.
COVERS HIE COUNTY
(Continued from Page One.t
i in somewhat different words what
I they had said before. There was a lit
tle variation however. Mr. Goodwyn
still favors lower taxation, a new la
bor law, more pensions for the old
soldiers, better school system, better
roads, etc. He does not explain how
be will manage to provide these many
improvements and at the same time
lower the taxation. Mr. Goodwyn de
clared during his address that it was
the state constitution that he favored
changing to get the proper labor law.
It will be remembered that Mr. Good
wyn did not specify in his Laurens
speech. Mr. Ooodwyn also gave a con
sidererable part of bis time in praise
of Gov. Blease, Intimating that some
moneyed powers were behind Judge
Jones. Why. he asked, did Judge
Jones give up a |35,000 job to run
for a $:i.000 Job? Why is It that a
$15,000 a year lawyer (supposedly Mr.
Grace) is running up and down the
state at his own expense speaking for
Mr. Boyd asked that The Advertiser
make a correction as to a plank
in bis platform. This paper credited
him last week with saying that he
favored taking $T.">,000 from Clemson
college, if It could be spared, and giv
ing it to Winthrop college. Mr. Boyd
said that he stated that he favored giv
ing this money to the common schools
of the state. The correction is gladly
made. Mr. Boyd went on record as
being oposed to the centralization of
the county schools and hauling the
children to and fro at the county's ex
pense. Mr. Boyd thinks this plan im
The meeting at Clinton was orderly
and undemonstrative. It vo* predom
inantly a Jones gatherinj-.
Laurens. 8. C.
Aug. 1 ? 1912.
Whereas at a meeting of the stock
holders of Rays Pharmacy a corpor
ation with Its principal place of bus
iness at Laurens, 8. C, on the 29th
day of July, A. D., 1912 adopted a res
olution a copy of which Is as follows:
"Be It resolved by the stockholders of
Rays Pharmacy/that the capital stock
of Rays Pharm/cy be Increaied to the
sura of Five Thousand Dollars ($5.
000.00) by tbfe Issuance of Three
Thousand Five Hundred (f3.5O0.00)
additional capital stock, the addition
capital stock7 to be divided Into thirty
five shares of the par value of $100.00
each. Books of subscription to the
said additional capital stock will be
opened at the office of Rays Pharmacy
on Thursday. August 29, 1912, at 10
o'clock A. M.
W. O. Lancaster,
8 STATE PRESS C0MKB8T. 8
Senator Tillman is going to wake
up and find that a whole lot of peo
ple in Spartanburg county voted for
N. B. Dial, of Laurens, to take his
seat in the senate.?Spartanburg Her
Too Much Pressure.
It is said that Solicitor Peurifoy
will be asked by the Governor to
prosecute Chief Constable B. H.
Siotnart ot Charleston, Such ar? assur
ance was only to be expecte-d as the
pressure of the Grace charges are too
strong to be long withstood by the
governor and his constable. The case
is one for the courts if there ever
was one.?Beaufort Gazette.
Tillman Gettinir Anxious.
Senator B. R. Tillman telegraphed
Friiay to T. R. Trimmler, register of
mesne Conv ?yance. a-sklng to be in
formed ?hat Governor Blease and
Judsed Jones sab: of Senator Tinman's
letter to Janie? L. Sims, editor of the
Orangebuig Times and Democrat, in
which Mr. Tillman said the charge
that Judge Jones favored sociil
! equality was absurd, and added that
Judge Jones was eminently qualified
,to be governor.?Spartanburg Herald.
Crop Prospects Today.
Reports from Laurens county and
the lower part of this county indicate
that the corn crop Is very promising.
It is not only trial patches, but fields'
of It. The early corn Is pretty well
made by recent rains. There was
1 fields of corn which are badly "fired"
? and cannot make a big yield. That is
the fault of the farmer. Between this
place and Gaffney yesterday several
such lots were observed and not far
away another field was green and
luxuriant. Some of the farmers left
their corn too thick for the soil and
fertilizer used. There are many small
lots of corn on poor land which will
make nothing but forage and not
much of that. But the outlook now
is for 25 per cent more corn than was
made last year.
Three fourths of the cotton makes a
good show, but the crop is late. There
are few grown bolls unless It is an
early variety. The fruit is generally
abundant. It is now in a good way of
blooming. One will see In riding
along railways many lots of cotton
which will not make 200 pounds to the
acre even with favorable September
Taking the cotton crop as it appears
today it will fall below last year s
crop, which was the largest the coun
ty ever made.
Where peas are planted or sown
they are making steady growth. The
hay crop from them will be abundant.
Sorghum makes a good appearance
and the early lots will be ready for
grinding by the last of the month.?
Slander Judge Sease.
These Blease people may be pretty
smooth politicians, but their attempt
to put over the story here yesterday
that Governor Blease and Judge
Thomas S. Sease. of the circuit
bench, had been charged with graft
ing In connection with the Massee
ease, will **? dly go down with any
body. It was too bare a play to the
Ignorance and prejudice of the people.
It was too apparently the putting up
of a man of straw.
In coupling Judge Sense's name'
with a graft story just to give Blease
an opportunity to make a grandstand
denial, was a "bonehead" play, as
they say on the diamond, to say noth
ing of the utter disregard it shows
for the good name of an honest and
upright judge In Spartanburg county
and the entire up-country: for that
matter, the people know Judge Sease.
and there is not a man in all this sec
tion who would breathe a word
against his honor or bis integrity.
They picked the wrong man to brand
in rumor as a grafter. Judge Sease is
not a grafter and there has never
been a word ever uttered until yester
day that woud line him up with
grafters. We venture the assertion
that the story cannot be traced to
any source outside of the friends of
the governor, who by this time have
come to look upon charges of graft
as a matter of course, to be brushed
aside with a denial from Cole Blease
?with a few such words as liar and
coward thrown In for plcturesqueness.
Judge Sease and his friends, however,
will take a more serious view of the
matter. In years from now this mean
charge may rise up to confront Judge
Sease and he may find himself mak
ing serious denial of the trumped up
Insinuation that he was corruptly in
fluenced In this case.
It is a significant fact that this
story was never heard until yesterday
morning. Why cast a reflection upon
an upright judge to give Blease an
opportunity to make a grandstand
denial? Ih chnracter such a trifling
ScTfral Changes of Importance in I.an
renn Hn-im -s Circles.
The Palmetto Drug Company has
about finished moving from its old
stand to their present location in the
Traynham building. Their new store
room is an ideal location and is neat
ly fitted up on the inside.
Laurens Candy Kitchen.
Within the past few weeks the Lau
rens Candy Kitchen has changed pro
prietors, the old firm having been
. bought out by Lamnrinakos Brothers.
. who came here from Minneapolis.
They come with a wide reputation as
candy makers and intend to uphold
their reputation both as to candy and
soft drinks. Their storeroom will be
remodelled on the inside, new fans
anil lights to be Installed.
Miss Lucia Barksdale. who has been
i the very popular clerk at H. Terry's
has accepted a position with W. G.
Wilson and will take up her duties
there on Sept. 1st. At present she is
taking a vacation.
Mr. Joseph Smith, who has also been
with H. Terry has accepted a position
with Clardy and Wilson and will be
gin work there on the 15th. of this
month. Mr. Smith is a popular and
highly efficient salesman and has a
bushel of friends around Laurens.
The odor of stale perspiration about
the body can be gotten rid of by ublng
a little of DARBY'S PROPHYLACTIC
FLUID in the bath tub. It purifies the
skin thoroughly and lends a refreshing
influence to the bath. Price, large
bottle 50 cents. Sold by Laurens Drug
? HILLSIDE NEWS. *
Hillside. Aug. 12.?Mr. and Mrs. Cal
vin Mahon of Babbtown, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tollison
Jessie Nelson of Williamston is the
guest of H. C. Nelson and family.
Mrs. W. V. Tollison is still very sick,
although her condition is much im
proved at present.
Messrs. Homer and Edd Hand, of
Cashville, visited friends in Hillside,
Roy Sumerel of Ora, was the guest
of relatives in Hillside, Wednesday.
C. D. and W. P. Nesbit of Piedmont
were in Hillside, looking after busi
ness matters, Wednesday.
Hillside was welt represented at the
Association at Fork shoals.
Miss Delia Milton or' Liberty is the
guest of her brother, Milledge Milton.
Miss Mabel Williams of Babbtown
visited her sister, Mrs. Dora Tollison.
W. A. Nelson of Merna, wns in Hill
Miss Florence Davenport of Fork
Shoals visited relatives in our section.
H. E. Woods and J. A. Peden, of Hill
side, were in Merna. Thursday.
Miss Nellie Pitts of Laurens, was
the guest of Miss Cora Smith,
for a few days last week.
Arthur Williams of Babbtown was
In Hillside. Monday.
Tolmage Sims, of Babbtown was the
guest of friends in our section, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Pace of Laurens
were the guests of their son. J. Henry
E. ('. and L. Peden made a busi
ness trip to Cedar Falls Wednesday.
James Chandler of Babbtown visit
ed J. T. Adair, and family, Friday.
J. Andrew Peden has returned from
John Pressly of Fork Shoal.; visited
J. B. Tollison. Thursday.
J. I). Pitts and son, Clifton, of Friend
ship, were the guests of T. T. Tollison,
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Oarrett of Siinp
sonville. are visiting friends and rela
tives in Hillside.
Mr. and Mrs. Butler Hand of Babb
town visited W. V. Tollison Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Peden of Babb
town were In our section Sunday.
Hillside Is a great farming section.
This section produces big tomatoes.
The writer has seen a tomato that
was raised in Hillside, Hits year, and
was said to have measured 16 inches
Miss Nell Garraux of Greenville Is
the attractive guest of Miss Rosa
Mlas Nell Chapman of Greonwood
is visiting her brothers, Clarence and
Miss Ella Weathers of Falrvlew,
was the guest of Mrs. Alma Knight,
Misses Pearl, Jessie and Qertrude
Nelson, of Merna. were In our section,
Chas. Adair is again in Hillside.
The protracted meeting at our
church is accomplishing great good.
Already 22 have joined. Thero's a
possibility of that many more.
Free trial package of Conkey's Lice
Powder and big so-page Poultry
Book for one week only at Palmetto
For Sale?My home on Farley Ave.
A nine-room house with 5 acres of
land. Possession given Oct 1st. Rev.
B. P. Mitchell. 2-5t
car Load of Wagons?Just receiv
ed one car load of Studebaker wagons
?all sizes?best on the market. Jno.
A. Franks, Laurens, S. C. 2-2t
Farm For Sale?100 acres of land in
.Jacks Township, one mile from Renno
on the Seaboard, 1 1-2 miles from
"Stomps" Spring, 10 miles from Clin
ton. Four tenant bouses in good con
dition. Two-thirds of land open for
cultivation. Price $10.00 per acre. For
further information address B. L.
.Jones, Laurens, S. C. l-8f.
Wanted -To buy clean white rags
for wiping machinery. Advertiser
For Sale?We have a lot of air-slak
ed lime on hand. Valuable for sani
tary purposes. 75 cents per barrel.
Special prices made to farmers in ton
lots for fertilizer use. Call or write
Gray & Easterby. 39-tf
Princeton, Aug. 12.?Misses May and
Jesse Ridgeway are visiting relatives
Mrs. Hettie Richardson of Belton ij
visiting relatives here.
Misses Sara aud Susan Dritt have re
turned from an extended visit to rela
tives in Abbeville and vicinity.
Miss Estelle Taylor is an attrac
tive guest of Miss Pearl Medlock near
Dr. J. B. Brltt, Messrs. J. M. Wood.
J. F. Davis, Bramlett Wood, and Ar
thur Britt were business visitors In
Miss Gertrude Johnson of Liberty,
who has been visiting Miss Ethel
Sharp has returned home.
Misses Bertye and Blanche Moore
of Honea Path have been the guests of
Miss Maude Machen.
Mrs. Powell of Bennettsville is vis
itlng her mother, Mrs. J. E. Knight.
Miss Sara Cheek is visiting relatives
Ernest Machen of Laurens, and
Machen Moore of Honea Path visited
relatives here this week.
Mr. Henry Freeman left Sunday for
Texas where he has accepted a posi
Mrs. D. P. Haynes of Anniston, Ala.,
Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. H.
Miss Eunice Estes is the guest of
relatives in WUUamston.
Editor F. L. Morrow of 'The Belton
News" spent Friday night with his <ds
ter. Mrs. .1 B. Brltt.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Allen and lit
tle Helen of Honea Path, spent Sun
day with relatives here.
Mr. Martin Arnold of Atlanta is vis
iting relatives here.
Miss Ellen McClary of Greenville)
visited Miss Bessie Gains last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Beams of Greenville
visited Mr. Reams' sister. Mrs. W. 1.
Mrs. W. II. Bagwell of Belton is
visiting relatives here.
Protracted services will begin at
the Princeton Baptist church Sunday
morning, August 18. The pastor will
be assisted by Rev. D. W. Hlott.
If Conkey't Chicken Pox or Sore
Head Remedy don't give satisfaction,
yout money cheerfully refunded at
Palmetto Drug Company.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
Will be Held In Gray Court Methodist
Church Sept. 5th and 6th.
The Laurens County Sunday Schoo'.
Convention Will hold Its regular sos
I slon at Gray Court on Sept. 5th and
6th, The convention is Iterdonotn; -
national and every church In the coun
ty is e\ ^cted to have a full represen
tation. President A. C. Todd an
nounces that several speakers of state
Wido reputation will be on hand to
give addresses and those who attend
are assured of an interesting and in
structive meeting. The program for
the meeting has not yet been complet
ed but will be given out at nn early
dale. The Officers of the association
are President, A. C. Todd, Secretary
and Treasurer, Mrs. R. E. Bahb.
Little Child Dead.
The many friends throughout Lau
rens of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cooper will
Join with them In sorrowing over the
loss of their little child, who passed
away Sunday night at their home here.
The little one was only about eight
months old and was dear to all those
near the home from which it came.
The funeral services were conducted
Central Cafe to Hove.
The Central Cafe which has been lo
cated two doors below Swltier Com
pany will be moved within a few days
to the corner store In the new Martin
building. This storeroom Is centrally
located, handsomely finished on the
Interior and exterior and will bo en
tirely new on the Inside.. Handsome
restaurant llxtnres have been pur
chased and In every manner the new
cafe will be a wonderful Improvement
over old. ('holly Is getting things
It. shlpo ,in,| experts to be landed In
bis ncu place nlthln a few dii)s.