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Laurens, S. C.
ALI?CN LEE President'
Vf. O. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHl'R LEE Sec. and Treas.
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LAI*RENS, S. C OCTOBER 1?, ISIS.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local new? of all the
communities In the county. Cor*
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions. Letters should not be
nailed later than Monday morn
Everybody is invited to the county
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Let us all hope that Fair Day will
be a fair day.
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Everybody and the babies too ar<? j
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Come to the fair and see your friends
and mingle with the crowds.
The crowd? are coming Friday. Do
not be among those iefi at home.
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The fair begins at 10 o'clock. Be'
on hand when the judging of prizes
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Laarens had the best fair in '.he
state iast year It is going to be twice
as good '.his year.
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Entries for the county fair should
be made today or tomorrow in order to
avoid a rush on the day of the fair.
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Encourage the children to make ex
hibits. Create an interest In their
breasts now and it will bear good
fruit in the future.
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The Greenwood Daily Journal gave
such a vivid description of the "crazy
scene" in the jail over there when
I-ouis Lomax went bugs, one would al
most believe that the writer was on
hand from the very beginning of the
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One advantage that the Laurens
county fair has over other fairs is
that it is fre?? to everybody. No mat
ter how poor a man might be. he and
all of his children can see the exhibits
and learn the lesson of progressive
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Everyone must admire the coolness
and tenacity shown by Col. Roosevelt
in his hour of danger. Admired as he
is by thousands of friends, his narrow
escape from death and the rccKiess
disregard of the possible outcome of
his wound doubtless will win to him
thonsands more. Though his condition
now will probably forestall further
campaigning., his conduct at this crit
ical moment will win him more votes
than any amount of speech-making.
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The notice of the genera! election
is printed :n today's paper. This no
tice is not printed as s mere matter
of form but for the information of the
s?oters. Several constitutional amend
ments are to be voted on in the elec
tion and they should receive consid
erable thought by the voters. The
amendment providing for a bond issue
for the improvement of the state's in
stigation for t'.ie insane is a very im
portant matter and should be thought
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Nearly every field of productivity is
represented on the premium list of
the county fair except one and that
featnre is some feature too. The
fair has no prize offered for a
baby show. Bring 'em along though
aad let the folks see them. No prize
la offered for the prettiest baby, but
H will be easy for every parent to de
cide where such a prize should go.
Possessors of twins should certainly
have them here as a source of en
couragement for those who are not so
"_urtuna.eC. The AdJ^ertiaer offers
? price of Five Dollars for the best
crowd, drove or covey, or whatever
mm might call them, of triplets under
mtn* months old: red heads barrel.
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ft has been suggested as a good
Me* for the stores to close for about
a couple of hours fair day in order to
Ktve the clerks and proprietors an
opportunity to go down and see the
?xhBiits. Every one of them are anx-'
Ions to see what Laurens county can ;
pro-hare and they should be allowed'
the privilege. A very attractive part!
of the day and a part of the day when
nearly everybody will be on the fair
ground will be immediately after din
ner when the school parade is to take
place The entire crowd will most
probably follow the floats to the fair
grounds to see which float wins the
prize. At that time, say between one
and three o'clock, we suggest that the
stores be closed.
SHOT IN MILWAUKEE
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peared. As the party approached the
automobile Col. Roosevelt's compan
ions stood aside an dhe stepped Into
the car. Martin entered directly be
hind him and sat on the further side
of he car.
Col. Roosevelt stood up. waving his
hat in answer to the cheers of the
crowd. The assassin was standing in
the crowd -\ few feet fwr. the auto
mobile. He pushed his way to the
side of the car and raising bis gun
The X-ray of Col. Roosevelt's
wound showed that the bullet lodged
in the chest wall and did not pene
trate the lung. The wound Is not con
The bullet struck a manuscript of
the speech which he dellvere tonight,
and this probably saved his life.
After an hour's questioning the as
sassin gave his name as John Schrank
of 370 east Tenth street. New York
From notes found In the prisoner's
pockets it is evident that he is de
mented on the subject of the colonel's
seeking a third term.
Col. Roosevelt left the hospital at
11:25 p m. He was able to walk
"I am feeling fine." he said.
He will leave for Chicago before
Henry F. Cochems seized the man
and held him until police men came
up. A mob surged around the pris
oner who apparently is mentally up
set on the subject of Roosevelt's run
ning for another term as president.
The man. who is small of stature,
admitted firing the shot and 3aid that
"any man looking for a third term
ought to be shot."
In notes found In the man's pockets
at the police station were statements
that the assailant had been visited in
a dream by the spirit of William Mc
Kinley, who had said. Indicating Col.
Roosevelt, "This is my murderer,
avenge my death."
WITH THE CORRESPONDENTS.
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have among us a Christian character
such as is manifested in Mr. Bellue.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hellams were
among the visitors at Watts Mills Sun
Mr. M. C. Tidwell and H. C. Godfrey
were in Greenville Saturday on bus
It is hoped that many will be pres
ent at prayer meeting Wednesday
night. An important subject will be
selected for the meeting.
Rabun Oct. 14.?A good rain fell In
this section Sunday night.
Mrs. Jane Bolt of Hickory Tavern
section spent Several days with Mrs.
W. A. Baldwin last week.
Miss Edna Owens is spending this
week with Mrs. Claude Wasson of
Mr. Tom Mahon and family were
tho visitors of Mr. John Mahon and
Mrs. Rebecca Owens spent Friday
with her sister. Mrs. Emily Woods of
Mr. T. F. Babb. Mr. Houston Babb.
and Miss Allie Babb were In Green
Mr. Paul Willis and family of Shiloh
section visited Mrs. Melvina Abercrom
Mr. Solomon Mahaffey of Eden sec
tion spent Saturday night with Mr.
W. D. Owens.
Mrs. T. F. Babb and daughter. Miss
Allle, were in Laurens Monday on
At the Orpheum.
The Orpheum moving picture house
is keeping up a reputation for fine pic
tures. Every evening Is a special ev
ening with them and the people who go
there are always pleased. Every ef
fort Is made to make the patrons com
fortable and the pictures shown are
specially selected for quality . This
show house is increasing In populari
ty every day.
Mutt and Jeff Here Monday Fw-nln?.
See S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Cos. two
big show windows Fair Day. We will
have something interesting to every
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
College at Lanrens.
The cltixens of Laurens are show
ing the proper spirit in regard to their
failure to secure Chlcora College.
What they want now and what
they always have wanted is a col
lege for Laurens. and no one can
blame them for trying to secure one
which is already ?.stabtished. But
failing in this they are now bending
their efforts in the direction of estab
lishing a new institution which
shows that the actuating motive has
been the desire for a college and not
for some particular college.
It is understood that the subscrib
ers to the Chlcora fund will be asked
their opinion of taking this money
and using it to build a modern girl's
school, where the tuition will be
placed at a minimum and yet high
I class educational facilities offered. It
' is argued that an institution of
this type is badly needed in South
Carolina to take care of the hundreds
of girls who are turned away from
Winthrop for lack of room,
t Greenville will be glad to see
Laurens succeed in this move. The
contest for Chlcora college has creat
ed not the least friction between the
two cities. I-aurens acted wisely and
naturally in accepting the proposi
l tion made, and Greenville acted
i wisely and naturally in endeavoring
to have the school remain here.
In this day of ignorance in South
Carolina we all welcome and Im
provement in the educational facili
ties of the state. Education alone
can bring the people out of the dark
ness and place r.hem in a position
to think and act for themselves.
Without it they are unable ta dis
criminates in matters which require
discrimination, hence the almost in
explicable things which we frequent
ly see in our state. An educated wo
manhood '.s essential to betterment,
for the women create sentiment and
we must have sentiment in favor of
better things.?Greenville News.
Lnnrcns and Chlcora.
We are informed that three Pres
byteries having voted against the re
moval of Chicora to Ladens from
Greenville, the Laurens brethren have
decided not to pusii lae matter any
further. But the Laurens spirit is
aroused and having found that a sen
timent is abroad in the towr for a
college. It seems to be the pur >cse of
our sister city to see If she cannot
establish a college of her own. It will
be built by Laurens money, but 1111,
of course, ask for patronage from be
yond Its borders. They earnestly be
lieve that there is room for both Chi
cora and a I>aurens college in the bor
ders of the same Presbytery. If there
is room, we bid the- brethren Godspeed.
We must see more and more to It that
i our sons and daughters have the op
? ponunity of education. It seems that
many of our colleges just as soon as
they get to where they can really be of
help to our boys and girls, become
i exclusive and the fees are raised, and
i the poor boy or girl Is shut out. We
hope that Laurens will build a col
1 lege to which any girl can go and get
I an education at a nominal figure. Let
I Laurens remember this.?The Thorn
Cross Anchor In New Conntr I
People of the lower part of Spar
tanburg County are interested in a
movement, originating in Clinton,
which proposes to form a county, to
be known as "Clinton County," which
would include the southern tip of
Spartanburg County. The proposed
new county would Include 4">0 square
miles, taken from Spartanburg, Lau
rens. Union and Newberry counties.
It Is understood that the people of
Clinton which would 1 a the county
seat, stand ready to build the court
house and county Jail.
It is believed that the project will
meet strong opposition in the section
to be taken from this county, especi
ally since there are many people at
Woodruff who hope eventually to
make that town the county seat of
a new county. The formation of Clin
ton County would, it is believed, make
this impossible uuder the present law
prohibiting "Hi-shaped" counties. How.
ever, some will probably favor the
Clinton plan on the ground that It
will place the people of Cross An
chor and vicinity nearer a court house
and leave Spartanburg County more
Belton has the appearance of be
ing quite a railroad center every
morning about 7.20 o'clock. This
morning at that hour tb?re was a
passenger train In the yards there
ready to pull out for Greenville, a
motor car ready to pull out for An
derson over the Southern road, an
interurban train ready to pull out for
Greenwood and an Interurban train
ready to pull out for Anderson. And
all of these trains had passengers.?
Beautiful in detail waa tbe marriage
of Miss Elise Epper&0_ aud Dr. WII
Mam Howard of Algood, which wa_
solemnized Wednesday at 1 o'clock at
the home of the bride's parents. Mr.
; and Mrs. J. A. Epperson, in Algood.
I The house was decorated with palms,
j ferns and lilies and roses, illumiuated
by pink shaded lights, to carry out the
color scheme of pink and green. The
ceremony was performed by Elder
J. D. Gunn of Sparta, under a cascade
of Hilles suspended from an arch of
j southern smilax and Cowers. The llt
! tie flower glrla, Clara, Ixiuisp and
? Mary Cox, nieces of the bride, and Gar
| land Taylor, carried Easter lillies and
j outlined an aisle of white ribbon from
j the flower-bedecked stairway into the
i parlor, through which the bridal party
i passed, to the strains of Mendelssohn's
I wedding march, which was rendered
by Mrs. Cora Cox Lucas of Laurens.
S. C. The attendants were Mr. Sam
Epperson and Miss Reece Ingram of
Rockwood and Miss Margaret Rick
man, maid of honor. Miss Ingram was
handsomely gowned in pink chiffon ov
er satin, and carried maidenhair ferns:
j and the maid of honor wore a white
I lace dress girlishly becoming, and
carried pink roses. The bride wore a
wedding gown of white Charmeuse
satin, made with court train and trim
med with point lace and rosebuds. Her
veil was adjusted with orange blos
soms, and she carried a showed bou
quet of lillies of the valley.
Preceding the ceremony a delight
ful musical program was rendered by
'Miss Ethel Ray of Monterey and Miss
: Isabelle Dean of Oklahoma City, ac
companied by Mrs. Lucas at the piano.
I The marriage, which was A-Rnessed
by a large number of friends and rela
tives, was followed by an informal re
ception. aft-?r which Dr. and Mrs.
I Howard left on the westbound train
for I'nion City, where they will reside.
In receiving the w ceding guests, the
bride's mother was assisted by Mes
dames Cora Lucas. C. H. Rickman, J.
Lee Epperson, C. A. Douglass, S. A.
Powell. Rutledge Smith. J. N. Cox, J.
A. Lyle of Nashville and Miss Lizzie
Epperson and Mrs. W. B. Boyd.?Nash
ville (Tenn.) American.
Pathe Weekly Thursday.
The usual Pathe Weekly special
three reel film will be shown at the
j opera house tomorrow evening. These
i reels always prove popular attractions
and this one. Mr. Lavender states, is
, not out of the ordinary in this respect.
In addition to the Pathe reel, a num
ber of other fine pictures will be shown
t Advertisement, i
-MITT A JEFF.'
Ai Laar*?? Gprta Ecss? next Monday
Evening. Big Sale of Seats Ex
"Mutt and Jeff." Gus Hill's elaborate
musical comedy production of the fa
mous Bud Fisher cartoon play, found
ed on which is conceded to be the most
successful conception of comical char
acter in the history of journalism,
comes to the Laurens Opera House
next Monday for a one night engage
ment. The tour of this organization
ias>. season may be termed triumphal.
Never before, since the inception of
traveling theatrical companies has any
play scored such a tremendous succss
never before has a theatrical produc
ing manager so perfectly prescribed
amusement according to the public's
demand and taste. Of course, it goes
without saying that it is not likely that
any play has ever had the advertis
ing that this one has had through the
daily cartoon series that is run in
more than five hundred newspapers in
the t'nited States and Canada. The
original success was undoubtedly at
tained by the artist. Bud Fisher of the
New York American staff, when he
conceived the eccentric idea of Mr. A.
Mutt and Mr. Othello Montgomery
Jeffries, however it suffices to say that
ics and even the "magnates". who con
trol practically every first class thea
tre it! the'country, hand the "pennant"
to "Mutt and Jeff" as the financial an-j
artistic success of a decade, which
means that the play has earned that
enviable title, for you cannot fool the
American theatregoing public into pa
tronizing an unworthy attraction as
they have patronized "Mutt and Jeff".
This season Mr. Hill offers the second
edition replete with new and startling
novelties, new book, music, scenery
and costumes, all of which will sur
pass that of last season, if such a
thing is possible. "Mutt and Jeff" will
undoubtedly assume its place with
"Ben Hur" and "Way Down East" as
a standard American play that will
never wear out. Secure seats early as
the subscription list by mail is al
ready very large. Seats are on sale at
Palmetto Drug Co.
For Sale by W, B. knieht. Executor.
Fifty two acres of lan^l, 5 1-2 miles
north of laurens. 35 acres in cultiva
tion, plenty of wood. w?ter and fine
pasture land. This tract is intersect
ed by public road leading from Lau
rens to Greenville, contains fine build
ing sites and fronts the R. H. Hudgens
Summer home place. Price $60.00 per
Mutt and Jeff Here Monday Evening.
You can't dodge the Malaria germ
whll- your liver is torpid. It makes
vou an easv mark for the disease. DR.
M. A. SIMMON'S LfVER MEDICINE
is the best protection. It puts the
liver in sound, healthy condition and
purifies the stomach and bowels Price.
25 cents per package. Sold by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Sprinir ( abbaue Plants now ready
for sale. Early Dutch and Charleston
Wakefield. 20 cents per hundred. Mrs.
( Geo. F. Young. 4u3 North Harper St.,
Laurens, S. C. 12-11
For Sale?Barred Plymouth Rock
cockerels $1.00; Trios: one cockerel
and two pullets. $2.50. ?C. D. Barks
Farm F'or Sole?59 acres of land
with two houses and outbuildings, near
Friendship church. Two horse farm
unde- cultivation. Price $2,0C>. Fine
bargain. Apply to J. B. Young. i>au
rens Rt. 6. ll-2t-pd
Great Incubator Bargain?210 egg
celebrated Petaluma incubator. Price
$1S.50, none better. Will deliver to
your station for $15.00. Only twenty
on hand. Order before they are all
sold. Jacobs & Co., Clinton, S. C.
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Have you overworked your nervous sys
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a flabby appearance of the face, and un
der the eyes? A frequent d--slre to pass
urine? If so. Williams' Kidney PliU will
cure you?Drug-pist. Price 60c
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Lanrens, S. C
Schools, Churches, Stores, Offices, Lodge Rooms, Din
ing Rooms, Parlors, Halls and Bed Rooms.
Our heaters are made of best quality material, well fin
ished, yet reasonable in price. We have them to
burn coal, wood and oil.
Come and look through our line, select the ones you will need and have them
put up ready for cold weather.
S. M. & E. H. WIKES & CO.