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LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mr. N. B. Dial spent Friday in
Greenwood on business.
Rev. Mr. Barr spent several days
In Georgia visiting relat'ves.
Miss Julia Connor of Greenwood is
the gueat of Miss Susie Gray.
Mr. Alison Lee is spending this week
in Greenwood with homefolks.
Mrs. J. J. Pluss Is visiting friends j
in Raleigh and Beaufort, N. C.
Misses Ellis and Carol Gr:;y of Gray
Court were In the city yesterday.
Mr. L. Dunk Curry of Gray Court
spent Thursday here on business.
Mr. Grover Petersoa of Darlington
is spending a few days here with home
Messrs Paul and Henry Fellers of
Abbeville spent the day In Laurens
Mr. Tom Bolt has accepted a posi
tion as disbursing clerk for Mr. Ruth
Mr. C. C. Featherstone and Mr.
Douglas Featherstone wore in the city
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Smith of Wa
terloo were among the visitors in the
city last Monday.
Mr. P. B. McKelvey ol Fountain Inn
was among the business visitors In
the city last Thursday.
Mr. J. C. Nioklos, a prominent young
attorney of Abbeville was a visitor in
Laurens last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Moore and chil
dren left Friday to visit Mr. W. O.
Llpscomb at Ninety Six.
Mrs. Sallie Wham of Chester Is
spending some time with relatives in
the Trinlty-Rldge section.
Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming, Misses Jen
nie Fleming and Linda Thompson
spent Friday in Greenville.
Miss Agnes Puckett of Greenwood
and Mrs. G. W. Ix>n# were among the
visitors In Laurens last week.
Miss Esther Cooper spent a very
pleasant day with relatives and friends
in Greenville county last week.
Miss Ruth Eastorby, who has been
visiting friends In Due West and oth
er places returned home Friday.
Mr. Thomas Ray is now located in
Clinton where he is buying cotton for
the firm of Cooper & Griffin of Green
Mr. Cleveland McLaurin of McColl
has returned to his home after spend
ing several weeks here as the guest
of his brother, Mr. D. C. McLaurin.
Mr. W. D. Nelson, a former Lauren
boy, now living In Etowah, Tenn., has
been spending the past two weeks vis
iting friends and relatives in the coun
The many friends of Mrs. W. H.
Washington will be sorry to learn that
she has been very sick for the past
few days. A trained nurse was call
ed in Monday.
Messrs. Chas. H. Hicks and Fowler
Chltdress spent Saturday in Green
wood, where Messrs. Ed. Hicks and
Brooks Chlldress conducted an auc
tion sale of horses the same day.
Miss Louise Chilcotte, who was the
popular milliner for J. E. Minter and
Bro. last year has returned to Laurens
and will be with Minter Co. this year.
She will be assisted by Miss Gertrude
Holland of Baltimore, who is expected
here next Thursday.
A very enjoyable recital was given
last Friday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. II. Wilkes by the members
of Mrs. Turner's voice class. Many
deservedly entertaining sonns were
sung by*the members of the class, all
of whom showed excellent training as
well as naturally sweet voices.
? Miss May Little delightfully enter
tained the Forty Two club at her
^ homo Saturday morning. During the
morning several games of "Forty Two"
were enjoyed by the members arrang
ed around sevon tables. While the
games were In progress, Misses Linda
Thompson and Jennie Fleming serv
ed delicious punch. Following the
games the hostess served delectable
iced cream and cake.
To Um Solder.
Solder will not adhere to any metal
nntll that Is about as hot ss the melt
ed solder. In order to solder on to
any thick, heavy article either that
must be heated 6r a copper heavy
enough to carry and hold much heat
must be used.
We Guarantee a good paying po-j
sitlon to every young woman who fin
ishes our course In stenography and
typewriting as soon as hor prepara
tion has been completed, and furnish
instruction in English and Arithmetic
without additional' cnarge.
.For Catologue and further informa
tion, address REGISTRAR, Littleton
College, Littleton, N. C. 6-3t
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page One.)
were served to an appreciative audi
ence. Among those rendering assist
ance on the program were Misses Amiel
Copeland, Nancy Owens. Lenora Pure
all, and the members of the college |
glee club who live here.
The public library is growing rapid
ly and is distinctly a credit to the
town. About twenty good magazines
are on its tables for lending. A good
selection of goods, mostly novels but
with some essays, histories, and de
scriptive works and a few good refer
ence works among them, are on the
shelves. The new International Ency
clopedia, Beacon Lights of History,]
Mark Twain's complete works, the I
Children's Hour, Scott's complete j
works, and an excellent selection of tl
ties from Everyman's library are to
be found as well as a good list of
modern novels. The annual fee of I
$2.00 is very reasonable, and Friday
evening's public opening should lead]
to many new subsenbers joining. Miss
Julia Neville, the faithful librarian, is
at her post Monday, Wednesday, and
The First Frcsbyterlnn Church.
The Rev. George Cornelson, pastor I
of the leading Presbyterian church of
New Orleans, preached from the pul
pit of the First Presbyterian church
in Clinton Sunday morning to a most
Friday afternoon the ladies ' Ission
ary society held a reception < say
good-by to Miss Carrie Kilgoi , form
erly a member of this church, who]
sails lor the mission Held of Lav r as, |
Brazil, on the 20th.
This evening the Rev. W. H. Hudson
of the China mission made an address
to the congregation. A reception was
tendered him in the Sunday school
The ?ev. N. J. Holmes.
The host of warm friends which the I
Rev. N. J. Holmes has here are en-'
joying the opportunity of hearing him
preach and being with him again. He
and his co-workers are carrying on a
series of meeting In a tent on North
New Residents in Clinton.
There are many new families in
Clinton this fall. Among them are the
families of Mr. Rutiedge McGhee and
Mr. J. W. Llgon, who have become as
sociated with Jacobs and company.
Mr. Baugh of Columbia, has moved
into the J. D. Jacobs house. With M.r.
R. A. Vance, he has established
wholesale grocery house. Prof. L. N.
T. Nelson has joined the faculty of I
the Presbyterian college and will live!
on Church street. Mr. R. C. Farr has
purchased an interets in the Farr
Furniture company and with his fam
ily will live in the Parrott house on
The Winthrop girls have returned
and their absence leaves aching
wounds here. Clinton sends to Win
throp Misses Mary Bean, Edith Aus
tin, Virginia Owens, Bvle Shands. Su
sie Owens, Lena Adair, Hattie Deleney
and Hattie Phinney.
Mrs. W. J. Bailey and Mrs. C. M.
Bailey are at Hendersonvllle.
Dr. and Jurs. Cornelson and chil
dren left Monday for New Orleans.
Mrs. C. A. Walker, of Macon, form
erly Miss Emma Snyder of this place,
is visiting the family of Mr. John C.
Mrs. J. H. Davis and the children
have returned to Clinton after spend
ing several weeks in Laurens.
Miss Daisy Sowers Is again with
Mrs. J. Q. Phillips.
Mss Margaret Sharpless, ha;> return
Miss Snllie Burgess is with Mrs.
Miss Mattie Mae Neville has return
1 to Chester to teach.
Mis^s Eliza Neville will teach inj
Belton this year.
Miss Virginia Neville will teach in
the NacbOChee Institute near Atlanta.
Misses Rowena and Louise Jones]
have returned home after spending the
summer with their grand-parents in
The graded school teachers arrived
Saturday. Miss Edith McCutcheon is]
with Mr. and Mrs. J. Whitman Smith.
Misses Wren Hafner, Bessie Stewart,
Irene Prince and Laura Aull are with
Mrs. Myrtle Hunter. The resident
teachers are Misses Mabel Sumerel,
Essie Young, Margaret Parrott, and
Superintendent E. H. Hall. Mr. Irving
B. Rutiedge. of Greenville, the newly
elected principal, is with Dr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. McCrary and
Mr. and Mrs. Will McCrary have rent
ed the R. H. McCrary house on East
Miss Sara Copeland left -last week
for Marion. N. C. where she will teach
English in the high school.
Mrs. Gus Alken of Chester visited
Mrs. Neville's family last week.
The Rev. Dr. Jacobs will go to Edlsto
Island this week to visit boyhood
friends and to preach on Sunday for
the Rev. S. C. Caldwell.
Mrs. Bothwell Graham of Bamberg,
is visiting her son and his wife, at Dr.
THE OUTLOOK FOR COTTON.
Demand of 14,6*0,000 Rales Wftb Crop
of Not Over 14,000.000.
( From the New York Sun.)
Although the outlook for the Ameri
can cotton crop Is still more or less
mixed, owing to the conflicting reports
from various sections of the cotton
j belt, the prospective requirements of
i consumption are more clearly out
lined than is usual so early in the
season. Of course, there are claims
by both bulls and bears, with the
former predicting a record consump
tion and the latter a material falling
off owing to the Increase in the size of
the crops of other countries. Last
I season the consumption of American
cotton was 11,500,000 bales. This was
a record. There Is reason, however,
to believe that practically as murh
will be used during the coming sea
son notwithstanding the fact that In
dia and Egypt both have larger crops
than iast year.
The average man Interested In the
price of American cotton, however, Is
not concerned so much over what the
mills actually consume as much as he
is regarding the amount that will be
taken by manufacturers. As a matter
of fact the vollmc of exports to other
countries and the amount of cotton
needed by American spinners offers a
much more simple method of figuring
out an idea of values than any analy
sis of prospects for actual consump
tion. The cotton market advanced
from early In the year not so much be
cause the consumption by European
mills was heavy as because of the
enormous amount that wa shipped out
of this country, thus removing the
cotton for the time being as a factor
in the American supply situation. Ex
ports to Europe, China, Japan, India
and other countries last year amount
ed to 10,506,465 bales, against 7,602,
721 the year before. The previous rec
ord for exports established several
years ago, was about 8.750.000 bales.
Exports were heavy last season for
a variety of reasons?the contribut
ing causes being the size of the Amer
ican crop and Its relatively low price,
combined with the shortage in the crop
Obviously, it is not expected that
exports this season will come any
where near last year's total of 10.506,
000 bales. It Is by no means certain,
however, that the volume of outgoing
cotton will not be heavy enough to
cause a severe drain on this year's
production. Last season, which end
ed August ill, Great Britain took 4,
213,000 bales. France 1.108,000 and the
Continent 5,064,000. Included in the
Continental exports, however, were
shipments of lfi.OOO bales to Mexico,
514,000 bales to Japan and 82.000 bales
to India. Further exports to India out
of Liverpool and Continental ship
ments amounted to about 100,000 bales
An attempt to figure out .export re
1 qulrements for the coining season
brings forth some Interesting results.
Great. Britain, on account of the splen
I did trade in Lancashire, probably
needs about 1,3000,000 bales. It Is hard
j to see how France can get along with
as little as 900,000, or practically
300,000 less than last year; the Con
tinent proper took about 4,364,000
bales, and the minimum calculation
probably would be 3,800,000; China,
Japan and India all told took about
700.000 and the most generous reduc
tion could hardly place the needs of
these countries out of the present crop
at less than 300,000 bates. This most
conservative calculation makes a to
tal of 9,2300,000 bales, with the esti
mate based on cotton costing no more
than 7d, Liverpool or 13 cents in New
York. Naturally, if the price goes
higher, the export requirements will
decrease, but 8,750,000 bales looks like
an extremely low figure for even a
minimum calculation, unless prices go
to an unexpected height.
Coming to the question of American
consumption last season, it might be
stated that while American mills took
about 5,500,000 bales, the actual con
sumption, as figured by Secretary Hes
ter, was placed at 5,225,000 bales of
A larger consumption is expected
during the coming season for the rea
son that a good many weak spot In
textile situation In this country have
been eliminated, and it is altogether a
question of the supply of labor as to
the amount American mills will con
sume, provided they can get cotton at
reasonable prices, say anywhere under
14 cents. At present the mills in this
country are making more money on
the average than at any time since the
boom of 1907. The situation is much
more sound than it was then because
jobbers and wholesalers have refrain
ed from speculating and have kept
stocks of goods down to a hand to
mouth basis. There is a theoretical
profit of $12 to $15 a bale In cotton
now used In print cloth manufactured
on the basis of 12-cent cotton. As
there Is no very large supply of goods
it would be comparatively easy to ad
vance prices in case tho raw material
market justified It.
Aside from the increase In tho atclv
Ity of spindles and looms, which is
pushing manufacturers to the limit, in
order to find adequate labor supply,
there has been a comfortable addition j
Come and see the Greatest Display of Furniture ever
shown in the State, here you will see all the latest
styles and finishes, and you will find everything rea
sonably priced. We are glad to show our goods, so
come whether you wish to buy or not.
Fine line Upholsfered Beautiful line Dining Comfortable Morris
Rockers from $4.25 Chairs from $4.50 Chairs from
up. set up. $6.50 up.
DOLLS! DOLLS!! DOLLS!!! DOLLS!!!!
We are now showing the largest line of Beautiful
Dolls ever seen in Laurens and they are cheaper than
you ever heard of. Just think of a Dolly that will go
to sleep for 10 cents.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
Laurens, South Carolina
to the mill equipment of the country,
with about ;i million spindles added
to the Southern niHl list during the
hist year, according to tire Southern
Textile Bulletin. It is estimated thai
this additional spindleage calls for an
increase in the use of cotton amount
ing to 250,000 bales. It is not unrea
sonable therefore to estimate United
States and Canadian consumption of
American cotton during the present
season at approximately 5,750,000 bales
provided, of course, prices stay with
in reasonable limits.
With export requirements on a ba
sis of 8,500,000 and American mill re
quirements approximately 5,750,000
bales, the total suggested needs of
14,500.000 make a rather bullish de
mand proposition, particularly as the
average estimates for the growing cot
ton crop are around 13.500.000 bales,
with a possibility of 14.000.000 bales.
Few, if any, medicines have met
with the uniform success that has
attended the use Of Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
The remarkable course of colic and
diarrhoea which it has effected In
almost every neighborhood have giv
en it a wide reputation. For sale by
Miss Lutle Voting has announced
that the Copclund School will com
mence the 1912 session on Monday,
September 30th. All the parents and
friends ofthe school arc cordially in
vited to be present at the opening
exercises. A fine attendance Is ex
pected this year.
If you knew the real value of
Chamberlain's Liniment for lame
back, soreness of muscles, sprains
and rheumatic pains, you would never
wish to be without It. For tale by
See through .1. C. Burn & Co's. big
stock of fall goods before you buy
your fall goods. This house seels same
goods for less money. J. C. Burns
& Co., 210 West Laurens street.
Farm For Sale.
167 acres In Spartanburg County,
near Musgrove Mill. See us at once
for prices. Homo Trust Co., Laurens,
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Blind, Bleeding- and Itohlng rile*. It ab
sorbs the tumor*, nliayn Itching at once,
acta aa a poultlr?. jcivrs Instant rollef.
Williams' Indian l*lle Ointment Is pre
pnrcil for X'Uou an<l Itrhln? of tlie privute
pnrta. DniRglAts. mall f>0c and $1 00.
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LAUBKNS DKUti cO.
Laurens, S. C
The National Tree of China.
The tung, or wood oil tree. Is worth,
lly named the national tree Of China
It Is stately tn appearance, with
smooth green hark and wide-spreading
branches, affording a flnn shade. It
bears a fruit resembling a shellhark
hickory nut, but as large as a small
orange. Kac.h nut contains three tri
angular seds similar to small Hrazll
nuts. The oil Is pressed from these
seeds and tho refuse Is used as a fer
tilizer. The oil In used principally for
polishing woodwork and dressing
leather. Considerable quantities are
The wood of the tung tree Is used
for making musical Instruments, fine
boxes and the framework of small
houses. It Is helleved that this tree
might flourish In warmer parts of the
United Sta'es. Scientific American.
"I hopo you won't be hard on me.
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"You seem to have heen under tho
Influence of something equally bad
when you studied grammar. , During
the spare moments that you are going
to have, permit yourself to indulge in
(udlclous study of the construction of
simple sentences Here Is one to be
gin with?-Sixty days."
N. B. Dial A. C. Tonn
DIAL. <& TODD
A i i onicyN at I,liw
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M. R. WILKES
LAURENS, S. C.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief ami an absolut? euro
in all rases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail oo
receipt of price $i oo.
Trlfvl rn.rU.anf l>y mall 10 cents.
WILL1AM3 MFG. CO.. Prop*., Cleveland. OU.
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C
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All trains en route serve meals in dining cars- service a la
Any agent of the SEABOARD can furnish information as to
schedules, rates, etc.
C. D. WAYNE.
Assistant General Passengor Agent.