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Laurens, S. C.
Kindly a? vine mo as to whose initial,
the groom's or the bride's, should be
engraved on a gift of silver table
Laurcns, S. C, Oct. 28, 1912.
Dear Madam: ?
Your inquiry regarding the cor
i rect engraving for wedding silver
has just been received. There is no
aet rule, and authorities differ as to
which is oorrect.
It is argued by some that wedding
presents are gifts to the bride and
not to the groom, but it is the opin
ion of the majority that the groom's
initials should mark the gift?for
why should the silver that she will
ukc in common with her husband all
her life bear the initial of a name
that is no longer hers??in fact,
probably many of her guests would
not be familiar with her former
This latter custom prevails in the
fashion centres of Europe and
America, and has generally been re
cognized by us as the correct form,
except, of course, where the gift
' partakes of a strictly personal na
ture,.such.as Toilet Articles, Jewel
Cases, Photo Frames, etc., when
the bride's initial is permissible.
Thanking you for this opportunity
of serving you, we remain
Vours very truly,
Now is the time to
sow Wheat and the
Big: Store is the place
to buy. We have some
of Wood's Fine Re
cleaned Leap's Prolific
-Seed Wheat for sale.
-Sweets for the sweet.
Pure Georgia Cane
Syrup something fine.
Caurens, S. C.
J. C. BURNS & CO.
A handsome Watch given
aMpajr with each Suit of
Oolites from $4.97 up.
For this week only. Hurry
sip before they are all gone.
X C. Burns & Co.
NORTH AND SOUTH
UNITE UNDER WILSON
President Tuft Says the South will
Occupy a more Prominent Position
in the Nation an a Result of the WH
Washington, Nov. 12.?Greater op
portunity to give the South a "feel
ing of ownership" In the government
will be given the Woodrow Wilson ad
ministration than was accorded the
present Republican regime, President
Taft told the United Daughters or the
Confederacy at the opening session
of their annual conventlo nhere to
The president declared that "cir
cumstances have rendered it more dif
ficult for a Republican administration
than for a Democratic one to give our
Southern brothers and sisters the feel
ing of close relationship and owner
ship in the government of the United
Activity of the Southerners In of
llclal life consequent to Democratic
control of the government, he said,
would give the South a feeling of a
partnership in '.he conduct of the
country's affairs that would do much
toward eliminating sectional feeling.
President Taft said the occnslon
that brought the daughters together
"was not the mourning at the bier of
a lost cnuse," they met to celebrate
the heroism, courage and sacrifice of
the men of the South. He declared
North and South allfte should rejoice
In the "common heritage" left by the
war. and that while the greater hor
rors of the waV which visited the
South made It more difficult for the
feeling of hostility to die out there
than in the North, the sectional line
was at last entirely disappearing.
"t'ntil within recent decades," the
president said, "prosperity has not
shed her boon of comfort upon the
South with so generous a hand ns
upon the North. Henee those of us in
the North who have been sometimes
impatient at a little flash now and
then of the old sectional antagonism,
aro unreasonably In our failure to ap
preciate these marked differences.
"For years after the war the Re
publican party which had carried the
nation through the war to Its success
ful conclusion was in control of the
administration of the government and
it was impossible for the Southerner
to escape the feeling that he was?
linked in his allegiance to an alien na
tion and one with whose destiny he
found it difficult to Identify himself.
Time the Cure.
"Time, however, cures much, and
after a while there came a Demo
cratic administration of four years
and then another one of four years.
Southerners were called to federal of
fles; they came to have more and
more Influence In the halls of congress
and in the senate and tlie responsi
bility of the government brought with
it a sense of closer relationship.
"I speak for my Republican prede
cessors In office when I say that they
all labored to bring the sections more
closely together. 1 am sure I can say
that so far as in me has lain, I have
left nothing undone to reduce the sec
tional feeling and to make the di
visions of our country geographical
only. Rut I am free to admit that
circumstances have rendered It more
difficult for a Republican administra
tion than for a Democratic adminis
tration to give to our Southern broth
ers and sisters the feeling of closer re
lationship and ownership In the gov
ernment of the United States,
flood Will Come.
Thus in solving the mystery of
that providential dispensation which
now brings on a Democratic adminis
tration to succeed this, we must admit
the good that will come to the whole
country In a more conformed sense-of
partnership in this government which
our brothers and sisters of the South
land will enjoy In an administration
in which Southern opinion will na
turally have greater Influence and the
South greater proportionate repre
sentation In the cabinet. In congress
and In other high official stations.
While I rejoice In the steps that I
havo been able to take to heal the
wounds of seellonplism and to convey
to the Southern people as far as I
eeald my eatnef-c desire to make this
country one, I can not deny that my
worthy and distinguished successor
hag a greater opportunity and I doubt
not he will use It for the benefit of
the country at large.
Benediction of Americans.
"It fell to my official lot, with uni
versal popular approval, to Issue the
ordor which made It possible to erect
In the national cemetery of Arlington
the beautiful monument to the heroic
dead of the South that you founded
today. Tke event In Jtseir speaks
volumes as to the oblivion of ecstlon
all8m. It gives mo not only grent
pleasure and great honor, but It gives
me the greatest, satisfaction as a lover
of my country, to bo present as pre
Ident of the United States and pro
nounce upon this occasion the bene
diction of all true Americans."
Mrs. .Monroe MCCIurg of Missis
j glppi replied to the addressee of wel
come and after sevpral musical num
bers the session was concluded by
the presentation of a Confederate
flag to the organization. The presen
tation speech was made by Mrs. Fan
nie Ransom Williams of North Caro
lina on behalf of Oren Randolph Smith
of North Carolina, the designer of the
MADE HER A CONVERT
ONE WOMAN WILL IN THE FU
TURE KEEP ACCOUNT8.
Mr*. Barker Had Always Ridiculed
Her Slatcr'o Hobby Until 8ho
Learned a Lesson Showing the
Value of Syoterr..
Mrs. Barker, fresh and dainty, clear
ly In a mood to welcome any pleasure
that camo her way, gazed with sympa
thetic irony at her flushed and weary
"I hope," she observed, "that you
feel virtuous enough to pay for wast
ing a perfectly beautiful afternoon
over those old accounts. If you liked
the things! But to tire yourself half
to death over them, when you always
did detest arithmetic from the time
you learned that two and two were al
ways expected to make four! Helen
Avory, you're the'very biggest sort of
goose. What in the world Is the use
of It? If the money's spent, it'B spent."
"But it helps, to know how It was
spent," Mrs. Avery replied. She had
said it a hundred times before, for
Anna's whimsical earnestness always
roused her to defense.
"I don't see how," her sister retort
ed, obstinately. "And, besides, I al
ways remember, anyway. I wonted you
to go down to tho chrysanthemum
show with me, and then to the Brown
Betty for tea, but I see It's no use
asking you. Good-byl I hope you'll
discover the missing 37 cents. It al
ways Is 37 ccntB, Isn't It? I'd charge
It to jewels and be done with it."
And with a gay little flirt of her
pretty gown, Mrs. Barker departed.
Mrs. Avory sat Idle for a moment.
Somehow, with the rustle of those de
parting Bklrts In her ears, the work
dtd seem foolish. Then, with a reso
lute sigh, she turned again to her task.
She had tried Anna's way, and sho
had always run several dollars over
her allowance. No, there was nothing
for her but this.
Three days later Anna appeared
again, half-merry, half-rueful.
"Jenny's left me," she began.
"Jenny left you! Why, I thought she
was perfectly contented!"
"So she was until?I lost $5. I want
ed it for a chiffon waist I saw the oth
er afternoon?marked down from $10.
I hunted everywhere for the $.r>, and
finally asked Jenny. Of course 1 didn't
say sho took It, but I couldn't think
of any other way that It could have
gone. I lay awake over It half the
night before I asked her. And she was
insulted, and packed her things and
walked out of tho house. And this
morning I suddenly remembered?"
"What?" Mrs. Avery prompted,
"That I had given Mrs. Colton $5
Sunday for my missionary dues."
"O! Anna!" Mrs. Avery's voice was
"So," Anna contln. facing her
sister bravely, "I've >. . ae to ask you
where you buy your account books."
"Wade & Wheeler'B, but?"
Mrs. Barker was already half-way
downstairs. "I'm going to get enough
to laBt 20 years!" she called back.?
Big Canadian Tobacco Farm.
What is believed to be tho largest
individual tobacco growing farm in
the world is located In Essex county,
Ontario, It Is not an uncommon sight
to see fields ranging from one or two
acres up to twenty-flvo or thirty acres.
The largest covers 260 acres. The
plants are raised from tho seed in
beds under cotton or glass till they
are ready to plant in tho field, which
is usually about Juno 15. If tho sea
eon Is favorable it requires about
three months for the tobacco to ma
ture and ripen before cutting and har
Most farmers hang the product in
barns to dry, while a few dry by heat
In barns specially constructed for
the purpose. T,he actual expense
of growing an acre of tobacco in On
tario, outsldo of supplying the plants,
which any far.ner can ralso for him
self, is estimated to be ?10. The
crop yields from one to two thousand
pounds. The price varies from year
to year; In 1909 It overaged 7V4 pence
a pound, and In 1910 8V4 pence.?Tho
Intrlnelo Light of Stare.
M. Nordmann of the observatory of
Paris has made some interesting cat*
culatlons of the intrlnelo light of a
number of stars, based on the result*
he had previously attained in regard
to- their effective temperature!. The
brightness of a atar, ae aeen from the
earth, doee not depend wholly upon
. Its else and distance. Thus M. Nord
mann finds that Sirius and Vega emit
light, the brightness of which is six
million o. p. per square centimeter,
while at the other end of the scale
the light of Aldeharan amounts to
only 22,000 e. p. per square centime
ter. The Intrinsic brightness of Vega
is, according to this calculation, nine
teen times that of the sun. If Vega
were of the same size as Aldebaran
and at the same distance from the
earth, the former would appear to us
over 2C ^ times ns bright as the lat
VERY YOUNG MAN THAT COMES HERE
for Shoes finds just the sort of
Shoes he wants!
We know the requirements of
Young Men when it comes to Shoes
New Fall Models in high toes and receding:
toes with low, flat heels. Dull leathers,
bright leathers or smart new Winter Tans.
Button or Bluchers. Some styles with new
perforations and tips Every Shoe a 4,dandy"
$2.50, $3.00, $350, $4.00, $5.00 to $6.00
Young Man, when you meet our New Fall Shoes
face to face there'll be something doing.
CLARDY & WILSON
THE SHOE MEN
ONE PRICE STORE
Fine piece of property containing 167 acres, 6
miles north of Laurens. This is a most desirable
piece of property, located in a prosperous section
of Laurens county, convenient to schools and
churches, only one half mile from Barksdale sta
tion. This property is divided by the public high
way leading from Laurens to Greedville, has nice
residence, with necessary tenant houses and out
buildings, is well-watered and well-adapted to all
This property is being sold for a division of lega
tees and will be sold
For $45.00 Per Acre.
This property is well worth $75.00 per acre,
but on account of the fact that it must be sold for
division, we have reduced the price in order to
bring a quick sale.
If you are seeking a home and desire to locate
in a choice section of the county, see me early.
Don't Forget I Can Secure Loans and
Make Advances on Real Estate.
J. N. LEAK,
Gray Court, S. C.