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? LOCAL AN? PCtStNAL MBNTWN.
Dr. T. L. Tlmmerman spent Sunday
Rev. J. B. Branch, of Clinton, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. D. Wyabt Neville, of Clinton,!
spent Monday In the city.
Mrs. J. M. McLees, of Greenwood,]
is visiting her mother in the city.
Mr. Frank Henderson has gone to
Denmark, where he has accepted a po
Mr. Chaney Stone, of Clinton, was
in the city attending to business mat
Mrs. M. L. Copeland and family
have returned home after spending the ]
summer in the mountains.
Miss Julia Connor has returned to
her home in Greenwood after a pleas
ant visit to Miss Suslo Gray.
Misses Etta Byrd, of Hartsvllle, and
Hattie Bentz., of Greenville, are the
guests of Miss Rosalie Franks.
Col. and Mrs. O. W. Babb returned
to Columbia Tuesday after spending
several days In the city with relatives.
Miss Jennie Fleming left Monday
afternoon for Washington, D. C, where
she will enter a fashionable school
for young ladies.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Owens and Miss
Dorothy Owens, of Clinton, spent yes
terday in the city having come through
the country in their automobile.
Mr. Frank Bramlett, of Fountain
Inn, and a party of friends were in
the city yesterday, having come down
in Mr. Bramlett's new automobile.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION.
To be held at Laurens Ocober 23rd.
Information can be Secured at the
Local Post Office.
The United States civil service com
mission has called for an examination
for the post office service to be held
In Laurens, October 23rd. Any one
desiring to take this examnatlon can
get Information from D. M. Norwood,
the commission's local secretary, who
can he found at the post oillce. A sal
ary of $G00 a year Is given to begin
with and raised as the service length
The following are the subjects ex
amined upon and the per cent, that
each subject counts:
1. jSpelllng (twenty words of av
erage difficulty in common use....15
2. Arithmetic (simple tests in ad
dition, substraction, multiplication
and division of whole numbers,
common and decimal fractions, and
United States money) .20
3. Lebter writing (a letter of not
less than 125 words on some subject
of general interest. Competitors may
select either of two subjects given) .20
4. Penmanship (the handwriting
of the competitor in the subject of
copying from plain copy will be con
sidered with special reference to the
elements of legiUty, repldity, neat
ness, general appearance, etc.)....20
5. Copying from plain copy (a
simple test in copying accurately a
few printed lines in the competitor's
6. Reading addresses (test in not
ing with pen or pencil, on a printed
sheet of addresse, difference between
the printed addresses and the writ
ten addresses of which they are a
FIRST LYCEUM COURSE.
The Coarse this Year Is in Charge of
Ladles who Expect to Contribute the
Earnings to the Libraries.
The first number of ' the Lyceum
course will be given here Friday, Oc
tober 2f?. This number will be a mus
ical concert, in which classical and
humorous selections will be Inter
spersed among popular airs. The com
pany is known as the Cosmopolitan
Four and will come highly recom
The Lyleum course this year is un
der the management of the ladies of
the city. The proceeds, after all ex
penses are paid, will be divided be
tween the city library and the school
library. The price or a double sea
son ticket Is $4.00, this being one dol
lar less than last year. As the caus
es represented-are very worthy ones,
the ladies are confidently expecting
that the music lovers and book lovers
will come to their assistance and make
the season a financial success.
Tho annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Columbia, Newberry
and Iiaurcns Railroad Co. will be held
at the company's ofllco. Bank of Co
lumbia Building, at 12 o'clock, noon,
Tuesday, October 16th, 1012.
C. P. Scab rook,
Big shipment of China Dinner Sets
Just In, they have 100 pieces and our
price is only $12.60 per set.
S. M. & 13. H. Wllkes & Co.
The young men of the city aro to
have a dance In the Traynham Guards
armory this evening, in honor of the
visiting young ladles of the city. A
full orchestra will be procured and
a pleasant time Is anticipated.
The following invitations have been
received in this city:
Mrs. Anna Cureton Stevens
invites you to be present
at the First Presbyterian Church
Camden, South Carolina
on Wednesday evening
October the ninth
Nineteen hundred and twelve
at half after eight o'clock
to witness the marriage
of her daughter
Mr. Samuel Marion Wilkes
Miss Stevens is an attractive young
woman, a member of a prominent
South Carolina family. She is known
in many sections of the state and
wherever she has been she has made
friends by her attractive manners and
beautiful disposition. Mr. Wilkes Is
a member of the well known firm oof I
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Company, of
this city ,and Is prominent In all the
affairs of the city. Their approaching
marriage is of interest to a wide cir
cle of fronds.
Meeting of U. D. C.
John B. Kershaw chapter, U. D. C.
will meet In the Chamber of Com
merce rooms Monday afternoon, Oc
tober, 7th, at 3:30 o'clock. A full
attendance is requested.
Miss" Edith Anderson and Mr. Rufus
Walker were married Sunday, Sept.
29th at the home of Rev. J. A. Martin.
Mr. Martin officiating. Quite a num
ber of friends were present to wit
ness the ceremony and to wish them
much happiness. Miss Anderson is
the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.
G. Anderson and for some time a pop
ular clerk at Rasor, Anderson and
Denny. Mr. Walker is a Cross Hill
man and both of them have friends
by the score who wish their lives
may be full of sunshine without a
H. TERRY MOVED.
Now Located in Storeroom Formerly
Occupied by Palmetto Drug Com
Mr. H. Terry, one of the leading dry
Koods merchants of the city is now
located in the storeroom two doors
above his former location. This build
ing was until recently occupied by the
Palmetto Drug Co. which is now in
the Traynham building. Preparations
are being made to begin tho new Rank
of Laurens building planned for Mr.
Terry's old stand.
Mr. Terry's first day In the new
store was opening day, last Thursday.
Though not quite completely moved,
he had a big display of fall goods on
parade for the hundreds of ladles who
came down for the openings.
Fine Canned Peaches.
Mr. .1. W. Saxon brought in to the
city several days ago a fine assort
ment of canned peaches, tomatoes and
other articles. He took out a neat
looking can of peaches and brought it
around to The Advertisor office and
presented it to one who will do it full
justice. Mr. Saxon states that he
cans a large quantity of peaches, to
matoes, garden products and other
things every year and finds it very
profitable. Certain it Is such thrift
places one Independent of the town
markets and makes the high cost of
living a subject to be read about rath
er than experienced.
Laurens Roys Honored.
In the election of officers of the
Junior class of the University of
South Carolina held a few days ago,
two Laurens boys "copped" high
places among the elect. Mr. W, B,
MeG^wan was elected president of the
class and Mr. L. S. Fuller, Jr. was
elected historian. Doth of these young
men are very popular at the Univers
ity, their election attesting to the high
esteem in which they are held.
Base Ball Game.
Manager Lavender announces a
baso ball game between New York and
Chicago as tho principal feature of
tho regular Patho Weekly reel Thurs
day night. Tho fall fashions will be
shown, besides other current subjects.
Of course the regular number of reels
will bo run beside* the Pathe Weekly.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons holding claims against
tho estate of Margaret M. Dial, de
ed. are hereby notified and re
quired to present them to me at my
filce at Laurens, S. C. duly proven,
on or before the 17th day oi October,
1912. or bo forever barred.
W. R. KNIGHT.
Svpt. 25, 1312.
ORIGIN OF DEMOCRATIC EMBLEM
How tl Came About That the Rooster
was Accepted as Emblem of the
"Ever work In a country printing
office?" he said. "Well, the rooster
was used on all the papers of 30 or 40
years ago as a sign of victory af
ter every election. T he Democratic
opposition papers had a dooster with
they ran at the top of the editorial
page when the party won, while the
opposition papers had a roster with
drooping feathers and trailing wings
that they used when the Democrats
The hunter of the real story saw
then that he was as far away as ever,
so he sought out Col. John W. Clifton,
head of the Clark forces. But the
Colonel didn't know and he doubted If
anybody now in town knew. But
Champ Clark would know, he said, and
he suggested that the telephone be
A Harmon supporter agreed with
"Give credit where credit Is due,"
he said. "If there's one man in the
country that knows the origin of the
party emblem, It's Champ Clark."
So the Speaker was called up over |
the telephone. He was found at the
Capitol. Eureka! He knew the story!
According to Speaker Clark. the
rooster came to be adopted between
1842 and 1844 which shows that Con
gressman Talbott and Colonel Martin
made pretty good guesses.
Back in 1840 said the Speaker, there
was a man named Chapman in Indiana
who enjoyed considerable local fame
through the fact that at every meeting
of Democrats he crowed like a rooster.
So faithfully and realistically did lie
crow that the Indiana Democrats re
garded it as a paean of victory.
In 1842, after the Democrats had
carried an election in Indiana, Chap
man received a letter in which the
writer urged him to crow. "Crow,
Chapman, crow!" became a politicnl
by-word In ndiana, and from tlhere
it spread to other parts of the coun
try. Coincident with its spread camo
the adoption of the rooster as an em
blem of the Democratic party.
It is probably that the rooster was
nationally adopted as an emblem at
the convention held in Baltimore in
1844, when James K. Polk, of Ten
nessee, and George M. Dallas, of Penn
sylvania, were nominated and Martin
Van Buren started to bolt. So popu
ar had it grown In every part of the
country that It came to be known as
the sign of democracy.
In time the rooster was printed on
the ballots in the days when the party
emblem adorned them. In many cam
paigns it took the place of the "Jack
son and Liberty" emblem, with the
history tree, the portrait of Jackson
and tlio harp.
While on the subject of the party
erabelm it might be said that the don
key, the stand-by of latter-day car
toonists in depicting the Democratic
party, had its origin in the days of
the old "token money."
Ix>ng before the Civil War, when
the coinage of the country was not
entirely sufficient for its needs, the
custom was to give when change was
lacking, a check or token for certain
specified amounts, which could be re
deemed either In trade or In silver
when there was enough on hand. Inn
keepers, merchants aim ever railroads
had their own token money.
Finally a man In Missouri, to dis
tinguish his token money, had a fig
ure of the famous Missouri mule en
graved on his brass tags. In later
years, when the subject of the curren
cy was one of deep importance, thl*
donkey of the old token money was
applied to the Democratic party.
Orphanage Work Day.
Mr. W. L. Cray, Supt. of the Meth
odist Sunday school, requests The
Advertiser to remind the scholars of
the school that Saturday will be Work
Day, o rthe day on which the pro
ceeds of the day's work is supposed
to be given to the Bpworth orphan
age. Mr. Gray urges that the whole
outfit work harder and make more
money than they have made on any
day In years and then to bring it to
Sunday school the next day and put
it into the plate to be sent to the or
phans. This Is the season of the year
when the orphanages expect the larg
est receipts and every member of the
school is expected to put forth a
mighty effort to rake in the money
for the fatherless mid motherless 0n08.
The Blessed One.
The unconscious stranger lay on the
sidewalk breathing heavily and groan
ing. Two teeth were missing, his eyes
were marked and his nose was bleed
"Who c*n he be?" said the crowd
again and again.
"I guess he was some peacemaker,
suggested the ambulance Burgeon, sur
veying tho vrockage.
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SOLO BY DRLGGISrS I VtRYWHtRfc
Cold Wave Coming!
Don't Wait Until It's Here
Before You Buy Your Heater
We have our complete line on exhibit and it will help you to
select your Heater and get it put up ready for use. Our line this season
is the most complete and cheapest we have ever show, and we are anx
ious for you to see them, i
Don't wait until the rush, which is sure to be as soon as the cold
wave strikes us, but select your heaters, have them up ready for use
when you need it.
Fancy Heaters for Dining Rooms, Hall,
Parlors and Office from
$2.90 up to $75.00
Heavy Plain Heaters for Stores, Offices
Schools and Churches
from $3.50 Up.
We have Stoves of all siz,es a?u to burn Coal, Wood or Oil.
S. M. & E. R WILKES & CO,
LAURENS, S. C.
"BULL MOOSE" IN S. ( .
Plans on Foot for Organization in this
State with Aikenite at the Head of
Columbia, Sept. 28.?That the "bull
moose" party or the progressive re
publicans will place a full ticket In
the Held In the general election for
all state offices and that electors will
be named was the Information gath
ered here today. The story goes that
those inclined to support the policies
of Theodore Roosevelt will gather in
Columbia next Friday when the or
ganization will be framed up and the
various Candidates from governor
The leader of the bull moose light
in South Carolina is Q. Sherwood
Dunn, of Alken, He is in New York
and it is said conferring with the na
tional leaders ' 'h reference to the
fight in South Carolina In this con
nection it might be stated that the re
publican vote in South Carolina in the
general election in M08 was some
thing like 4,000. Many of those re
publicans have never left the camp
of President Taft.
No intimation has been given as to
who will be the candidates for the
various offices. it has been known
for some time that Roosevelt had his
eyes on South Carolina because of
the charges of fraud In connection
with the recent democratic primary
election. There will not be a split
in the democratic ranks in this state
and the bull mooser will have little
All patrons of the McCord Studio
who had sittings made on the coupon
proposition are hereby notified that
the pictures are now ready for de
livery. You are not under any obli
gation to take a frame for the enlarge
ment but any amount which may be
duo for the sifting or folders may be
paid at the studio. Please call and
see about it, to avoid any misunder
standing. We are pleased to state
that the pictures are fine.
THK MCCORD STl'DIO.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams* Indian I'lU Ointment will cure
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It ab
sorbs the tum.mm. allays itching at once,
acta as ft noultlc?. gives instant rellof.
William?' Indian Pile Ointment Is pre
pared tor Pile* and Itching of the prlvato
inrtn. Druggist*, mall .Vic and $1 00.
WILLIAMS atfO. CO.. Proo?.. Cleveland, Ohio
LA If BENS DRUfc ?.0.
Laurens, S. C
Dropjn jvith, or Mail
your architect's plans and builder's list,
and let us figure with you on a complete
You will be surprised and pleased. Our stock
is so complete and varied, you can easily satisfy
yourself on the most particular and exacting
Controlling the manufacture of our entire out
put as we do, from stump through uir own saw and
planing mills to the finished product, we furnish
mill work and interior finish that is of the highest
Complete house bills our specialty.
"Buy of the Maker"
sa,h, Door., AUGUSTA LUMBER CO.
Blindt, Etc AUGUSTA. GA.
Farm and Stock for Sale!
I have for sale 52 Acres of improved land within
the incorporated limits of Gray Court and 89 Acres
one mile from the town of Gray Court.
I also have four head of mules in good condi
tion for sale. Apply to
D. D. ARMSTRONG,
R. F. D. No. 3. Gray Court, S. C.