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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, October 02, 1912, PART 1, PAGES 1 TO 8, Page PAGE EIGHT, Image 8',
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WERE ON DISPLAY
Many Lades Hare Inspected All That
Is Latest In Head-Wear.
TTfaplaylng specimens In millinery
creations of surpusslng beauty and
excellence, the merchants of Laurens
chose last Thursday for their annual
fall openings. Certainly the local
merchants haVe had on display mil
linery ejects that were creditable to
any city, even larger than Laurens,
evidencing a spirit of enterprise and
of an enthusiastic catering to the de
mand in this city and adjacent terri
This was MIntor Company's first
Beason in millinery and it Is almost
needless to say that the beautiful au
tumn. creations, arraigned by Miss
Chilcotto and her assistant, Miss Hol
land won them complimentary re
marks from evory visitor. The decor
ations for the day were very tasteful
Tho entire rear half of Davis-Rop
er Company's department store was
artlslcally decorated for the autumn
display, and this, combined with the
unusually beautiful showing of mil
linery, made the store a center of at
traction during the day. Miss Smyth,
and her assistants had arranged for
display such varied and very choice
creations that the admiration of every
visitor was won.
Miss Worley, who Is in charge of
the department at Swltzer's and her
assistants were congratulated every
minute of the day by tho admiring vis
tors and the style-lovers of Laurens
were delighted with the beautiful dis
play. The pretty decorations and the
orchestral music added much to the
pleasures of the visit.
"They tell me your son is studying
"Yes; he la taking lessons."
"What is be going to bo?"
"He Is going to be a fiddler, but at
first we had hopes of making a vio
linist out of him."
Off "To the Barn."
A Washington county (Kansas) pa
per tells of a farmer who came to
XaiiD?s City a few weeks ago and got
?o lonesome that when be saw a car
marked "To tho barn" be took It
A Good Beginning.
Knicker?Do tho trains stop at your
Bocker?They may In time; the
place Is only ugly enough now to stop
TO HATE rk COLLEGE
(Continued from Page One.)
leading all others in the state in the
matter of special taxes voted for
school purposes, In the number of
new school houses built within the
past four years, In the number of
libraries In the county schools, in the
number of boys and girls attending
other colleges and in the general,
awakening,of the people as to educa-'
tional progress. Pie stated that num
bers of parents had come to him aok
lng that some steps be taken to have
a col l?ge hore so they would not have
to send their children so far from j
home. Tho county, he said, was mak
ing great progress in its lower
grade schools and now the time had
come when a college was needed to
take care of that great body of young
girls who have now arrived at the col
lege ago. He said he believed that
Laurens county alone would contri
bute at least one hundred and fifty
girls to such a school as Dr. Brimm
had in mind and which the sentiment
of the meeting was heartily In favor
Committees were appointed to con
fer with all those who subscribed to
the Chicora college fund, to ask that
the subscriptions be continued to the
new fund. It is thought that all of
the subscriptions will be repeated and
that others will be added. Another
meeting of the subscribers will be held
at an early date, at which time this
committee will make its report and
another committee will be appointed
to lay the offer before the Synod.
in case the Synod does not accept
the proposition of the Laurens people,
the offer will be made to some oth
er denomination. It is hardly proba
ble that the offer of Laurens will be
turned down. The Presbyterian de
nomination is the only one of the
three largest denominations in the
state that has but one girls college.
The Baptists have four and the Meth
"What grounds have you for suing
the manager because he gave your
part to another member of the com
"He took away my character, r>idn't
Shade ot Shakespeare)
"1 presumo your visit to Stratford
gave you great pleasure?"
"Well, 1 should say so! A man from
Cblcago told me one of the funniest
?torles there I think I ever heard."
THE COUNTY FA1B
IN TWO WEEKS
(Continued from Page One.)
last year proved a veritable clearing
bouse for hlch grade agricultural pro
ducts and stock. Horses, cows, chick
ens, pets and everything proved sala
ble. A great Impetus was given to
progressive farming methods by the
fair of last year.
A special feature at the fair this
year and one introduced at the sug
gestion of Miss Wil Lou Gray, county
rural school supervisor, will be tho
parade of floats representing tho
schools of the county. Supt. Pitts ha^
already received word from half a
dozen or more schools saying that
thty will be in line. The plan being
followed in several sections of tho
county is a very simple and inexpen
sive one. Some progressive farmer
with a nice team is asked to loan his
best team and wagon. The school
children. Mnder the direction of their
teachers, then begin work making pre
parations for the parade. Everything
is gotteu in readiness and then about
a day or two before the fair is to take
place, all of these things will be got
ten together and the wagon will bo
decorated aud put into some safe place
out of the weather. The wagons wili
be decorated to represent different
ideas, most of them different histori
cal events of this country. Three
prizes are offered by the department
of education for these floats: the first
prize is $10, the second $5.00.
Another new feature added to the
fair this year >s the bench show, whero
those with those prize dogs which
they have been bragging about can
show them to the public. This de
partment will be under the direction
of Mr. Guy L. Watson and Mr. Jim
Wade Hill. Through Mr. Watson, the
Coca Cola Bottling Works has offered
the following prizes in that depart
One nice 8 day clock .. ..$6.00
One small clock.3.00
One pocket knlfo.1.50
One buggy umbrella :.1.25
These prizes are well worth com
peting for and doubtless a great many
dogs will be on hand to be shown.
In addition to the dogs, other pets
such as cats, rabbits, o'possums,
crows and other animals will be wel
An up-to-date band has been se
cured for the occasion, so no one need
fear any lack of music. There is al
ways a question In the minds of many
whether the county fair bands contract
I to furnish music or noise, but any
how plenty of "sound" will be on hand.
The fair is to be Friday, October
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page One.)
duce them to the young ladles of the
town and to each other. This party is
called the "Rat Reception" and is one j
of the great social events of the year.
I/'st evening at Judd Hall, this year's
reception was given and was enjoyed
by about three hundred guests. In
every way it proved a success.
Clubs and Society.
A number of clubs held social meet
ings the past week. The Friendly Doz
en were entertained by Mrs. J. F. Ja
cobs on Tuesday at a most elegant
and perfectly served luncheon.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. H. D.
Henry entertained the Halcyon Book
Club and a large number of invited
guests in beautiful style.
On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. J. F.
Jacobs entertained the Musgrove Mills
chapter, D. A. R. at its regular Sep
tember meeting, a feature of the meet
ing being Miss Agatha Davis' paper
on the Continental Congress. This
paper will probably be published, and
Miss Davis' friends may enjoy it and
profit by it.
On Friday afternoon the Actaeon
Book Club held a business meeting
with the librarian, Miss Sallle Wright
when a list of new books was decided
On Tuesday of this week Miss
Fronde Kennedy entertained the Ac
taeon Book Club at Its social meeting
Orphanage Founder's Da)-.
Today, Oct. 1st, is the anniversary of
the founding of Thornwell Orphanage
and is being thorougihy enjoyed as a
holiday by the pupils. Walks, parties,
picnics, hickory nut hunts, all fur
nish pleasure to them.
Mrs. C. A. Walker, known in Lau
rens and Clinton as Miss Emma Sny
der, has returned to Macon.
Miss Clara Duckett is visiting in
Miss Connie Martin of Cross Hill,
visted Miss Emmie Robertson last
Miss Marie Smith returned to her
home Friday, after visiting Misses El
len McCaslan and Sallle Wright.
Miss Eunice itussell of Anderson
visited Miss Mollie Manson last Fri
WAS RATHER TAME.
Orace?i heard that you were hurt
It a football game recently?
Harry?Oh! not of nny account. I
was oniy two days In the hospital.
0'8ullivan?Hez Cunningham many
Roney?Hoz he? Shu re. th' yells In
Cunningham's house wud remolad y?
av a college football game.
True to His Promise.
"Dearest, will you let me share your
every sorrow after we are married?"
?he whispered as she cuddled her
cheek against his.
"Yes. darling," he replied, again
plucking a delicious kiss f?"om her
It was the same lady who two yearn
later wearily cried out:
"Oh, Tom. why can't you ever come
into the bouse without bringing a tale
of trouble with you? I'm so sick of
hearing about how hard you have to
work to keep tha htlla oald."
You will need something in our line and we offer you Special Values in your Fall neces
sities. We have something in every department of our store that will be of interest to
Ladies are Pleased With Our Showing!
For every occasion and every place whore you consider it
worth your while to be extremely Well dressed, we can suit you.
Men's fine Suits.$15.00 to $25.00
Big line of Popular Priced Suits at.$7.50 to $16.00
Young Men's Suits.$8.50 to $18.50
Hoy's Suits for school and dress.$2.00 to $10.00
Overcoats.$10.00 to $20.00
Last week we announced our Fall Millinery Opening and
the hundreds of ladies who visited our store on this occasion
were more than pleased with the showing we made.
We have tried to make our millinery department one of
the best, with the result that you will find here all the latest
styles, newest shapes and a large assortment to select from?
and our prices can't he beat.
For style, service and workmanship our shoes can't be beat.
They are made right and priced right. The "Bion" $5.00
Shoes ior men is one of the best sold at this price. Edjwin
Clapp Shoes $6.00._
Ladies' fine Shoes.$2.50 to $4.00
See our line of Buster Brown Shoes for boys and girls.
Ladies' Coats and Suits, Dress Goods, Silks and Furnishing
In this Season's best Styles at Prices that are sure to please. We have some Special Values in Trunks of all kinds if
you need one. Come and let us show you what we can do for you. '
LAURENS, S. C.