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The Chrosanthemum Fair
Friday, November 8th, was an Ideal |
autumn day, clear, crisp and brac
ing; kind mother nature was all
amlles for this happy and most suc
cessful occasion, the flower show In
the progressive little town of Owlngs.
The exhibits, in all departments, were
well worthy of the state fair?Chrys
anthemums of every color and shade,
gorgeous In their stately beauty; mag
nificent vases of roses of finest vari
eties; a long table of the good old
favorites, now not so often Been, the
geranium, in splendid condition and
lovely varieties was Indeed a pretty
Bight. Then ferns, pnims. begonias
and other growing plants gave a trop
ical appearance to this artistically
Tho fancy work shown by the la
dles reminded me of the Virginia
State Fair In Richmond, one year ago.
In quantity, variety nnd excellence It
would be hard to surpnss. Where
eaeh piece was so good, it is hard to
make a distinction but the work of
Miss Anna Owlngs and her slBter,
Mrs. Stoddard. and Mrs. Alvin Curry
was like the embroidery done by the
French nuns In the quiet of their
convent homes. After enjoying the
foast of beautiful things, then came
the dinner, steaming hot and most
delicious, turkey and all the good
things that go with It, cranberries,
dressing, pork, ham, maccaronl, rice,
hot biscuits. ' coffee and then flue
cake and cream. All so abundantly
and so kindly served. The large
crowd In attendance voted the day a
perfect success and hope for many
more such occasions with the hospit
able citizens of this splendid section
of tho Piedmont country, noted every
where for its fine peop'.e.
TO IMPROVE PI, A XT
AT CHICORA COLLEGE
(Continued from Page One.)
ly equipped to do the beBt. work In
Its history. When these things are
accomplished, then, according to tho
sentiment expressed by all friends of
the institution, tho question of relo
cating the college will be certainly
?ettled. And with the city of Green
ville and the Synod of South Caro
lina supporting it, Chicora College
"will have before it a futuro more
bright and promising than at any
?time In Its history."
Leading up to the meeting last
night, was a meeting held some days
?ago of the executive committee of
-?the board of trustees, of whlcb Pres
ident C. K. Graham si>oke as follows
in an article handed Tho News last
"Tho people of Greenville will be
glad to know thnt it is settled that
Chicora College Is to remain here
and on Its present site. The Pres
byteries of the Synod having voted
""to keep the college here, tho qttes
tlon of a site was referred to the
executive committee of the board.
That committee met here last Thurs
day aud spent tho greater part of the
day Friday looking over the various
-sites In and around the city, which
had been suggested ^is more suitable
than the present one. Then after
a conference with a committee from
the Presbyterian churches of the
city the resolutions' were unani
mously adopted." (Those resolutions
aro given above.)
"The executive committee author
ized the secretary to call a meeting
of the board as soon as possible to
hear, consider and act on this recom
mendation of the committee in the
event that Greenville favorably con
nlders and executes the above sug
Ate Nuts In Churen.
The Sunday before Michaelmas day
saw. until recent times, a curious cus
tom at Kingston-Thames. The parish
ioners attended in force at tho parish
church, armed with nuts, which they
crackeJ and ate throughout the serv
ice. "Nut cracking," however, was
?"not peculiar to Kingston. Goldsmith
makes his Vicar of Wakefleld Bay of
his parishioners: "They kept up the
Christmas Carol, sent true-love knots
on Valentine morning, ate pancakes
At Jlhrovetlde. end religiously cracked
nuts on Mlchaelroa? eve.' ~Ivoadon
That Was All.
**t don't know whether I ought u>
recognise htm here \u the city or not.
Oar acquaintance at the seashore was
"Tcra promised to marry htm, didn't
"T*m. but that was all."
Lrvs Litterateur Ressntsd.
-You don't seem to care for any ao?
?Horn except those of a preiioua goa
?"Well." ropllod Mr. Cumrox. "1 am
fctad o* prejudiced In their favor. Ton
so?, there's no chance thai mother an'
in? ?Irls will Invite em to partis* t*
aet supercilious aad superior."
* HILLSIDE NEWS. *
Hillside. Nov. 18.?Mrs. J. O. Sims
and daughter, Miss Allen, visited Mrs.
Alma Knight, Friday.
Mrs. J. W. Knight and son. Arthur,
of Babbtown, visited Mrs. W. Y.
Messrs. R. W. Woods and E. C.
Peden went to Pelzer, Saturday.
J. O. Sims, of Babbtown, was the
guest of W. Y. Weathers, Sunday.
E. M. Thompson is very ill at pres
ent. He has the mumps.
Mrs. Alma Knight has been serious
ly 111 for the past week, but is much
better at present.
There nre twenty-ono cases of
whooping cough In Hillside, with
prospects of that many more In a fort
night. That's some barking I
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Adalr extended
their hospitality to their many friends
last Saturday night In the form of a
card party. Quite a number of young
Miss Carrie Woods, of near Falr
vlcw, did not attend the party In Hill
side last Saturday night, but Instead,
visited Mrs. Alma Knight, who was
The founder of the city of Atlanta
was a Hillside citizen. Dr. Joseph
Thompson moved from this place to
where the present city of Atlanta
now stands. The place was, nt first,
named Marthasvllle, helng named af
ter the doctor's wife. When moving
to Georgia Dr. Thompson carried with
him seven shoats. When In Georgia
Dr. Thompson turned these louse, And
five of them came uack to Hillside.
This is no fable?It's certainly true.
This proves that Hillside is best. Hill
side has. at least, a history and one
that is well worth knowing. Anyone
wishing more Information in regard
to the above, can secure our address
through the editor.
Mr. and Mrs. James Woods gave a
singing to the young people or Hill
side at their home, Sundav.
Milledge Melton has Jc : returned
from an extended visit to relatives at
James K. Rice was ordained as
deacon at Hillside church Sunday.
There are two others to be ordained In
the near future.
Elton Davenport and wife of Fork
Shoals attended preaching service at
Miss Grace Peden, of Babbtown, was
a visitor in our community, Sunday.
Miss Llllle Nelson, of Morna, was
the guest of friends In HlllBlde, Sun
Misses Pearl, Mario and Flora Nel
son, of Morna, accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Chapman, of Babbtown,
were in our section Sunday
Mrs. Pliny Thomnson, of Near Fair
view, visited Mrs. S. B. Eekew, Fri
There Isn't so very much money In
farming just at present. Though the
future may he different. A Wall street
gambler may. and does, malte for
tunes In a fortnight on cotton, and
they sometimes lose It In a day. So
there's just about as much financial
gain In farming after all?and a heap
more pleasure, you bet!
Clyde L, Weathers went to Foun
tain Inn. Monday.
Rev. K. G. Ross, of Greenville, spent
Saturday night with S. M. Abercrom
Cotton crop ofT almost one half in
Hillside. Some farms are hotter, but
on an average one half Is the limit.
One farmer, In Hillside, will produce
seven bales of cotton. He pays three
of these for rent. After the rent i\
paid there Is a debt of about one hun
dred dollars for fertilizer, and, at
least, twice that amount for provi
sions for farm and household, etc.
That Is the picture of one farm and
its supposed-to-be enormous profits.
It also gives a true picture of others.
Now, to be perfectly frank, is it right
for the cotton brokers and gamblers
to openly cheat the hard-working, and
poor-paid farmers. The great gam
blers that ruthlessly cheat the farmers
and pocket the profits, enre naught for
his existence, save for his money.
They laugh up their sleeves at his
blindness, yet he goes on In the same
old rut year after year. There should
be a national law giving, at least,
equality of profits.
Broadus a d Jennie Knight have
a bad case of /hooping cough.
Some of the members of tho State
legislature should Introduce a bill pro
viding for compulsory education.
There are children In Hillside that
should, and could, attend school four
months each year, yet their parents
will, very likely, never send them to
school unless compelled to do so by
the laws of the State. This bill
should be Introduced; also one giving
the right to vote to women, or a bill
providing for a primary to be held
for this purpose. In. politics, both
State and National, women, generally
speaking, would support the Chris
tian element. A third law that is bad
ly needed Is one providing for a pres
idential primary. It is the hope of the
writer that some member of the com
ing congress will read this and think
SWEET MUSIC TO HIS EARS
Orator's Revenge on Troussrs That
Had Proved Trsaohsrous at a
Most Important Tims.
U'<cle "Hank" Barnhart, who rep
resents part of the state of Indiana in
tho lower house, shook the camphor
out of his dress suit one evening in
preparation for a public address he
was booked for and discovered that
his figure had grown too prosperous
for the open-faced garb that had once
been ample and comfortable. It was
then too late to get another outfit, and
Barnhart thought that by breathing
only in the upper partB of his lungs
he might avoid catastrophe.
About five minute.i before he was
going on tho stage where the speak
ing waB to take place, Barnhart heard,
felt and otherwise became conscious
of that lugubrious ripping action of
trousers that one has outgrown. It
was an exciting moment. There was
no Retail Dress Suit agency in town,
and no time to send out a hurry call
to such n plant if there had been. The
best that Barnhart could do was to get
a man to pin the hiatus together, and
then nurm ;r a prayer that no cata
clysm should occur.
By standing sway-backed, Undo
Hank got through his part of the ex
ercises without mishap. His perspira
tory glands were overtaxed, so .great
was his apprehension, but tho pins did
their work well, and when he retreat
ed he did so in good order.
Then what do you suppose Barnhart
?did? He retired to a secluded corner
hack of the stage, raised himself to
his full height and then bent over and
tried to touch IiIb fingers to the floor
without bending his knees. Again he
heard a large fissure making its way
up and down the seams in those com*
"Rip, goldarn you," said Barnhart,
"and see if I care!"
"Ah, but. 'twas music," says Barn
hart, telling about it, "to hear that
low, ripping sound, knowing full well
that there was no one around to Bee."
First Wireless Apparatus.
As wireless telegraphy grips the
imagination of men more and more by
Its ever growing wonders, so does the
marvel increase that its inventor de
veloped and achieved his epoch-mak
ing idea when he was in age but a
schoolboy, expected to do no more
than study his lessons and enjoy him
self. Guglielmo Marconi studied at
the universities of Bologna and Padua,
and when only fifteen years old, on
hla father's eitate near Bologna, Italy,
plunged enthusiastically into the
dreamland of electricity. In the course
of the next few years he headed
straight for one of its great mysteries,
the so-called Hertzian waves, or elec
trical impulses which could travel
through air without the use of a wire.
In 1895 when he was only twenty
years old, his advanced knowledge on
tbls obscure subject Inspired him with
the theory that these waves could be
sent out and received at will, and in
that year he had constructed the first
wireless apparatus, whoao efficiency
astonished even his enthusiasm.?P,
Minturn Sammln in the Popular Ms
Notsd Men Plant Tress.
Reforestation of the Capitol grounds
by prominent statesmen is the latest
fad at Washington. The old Oerman
custom of planting a tree every time
one is destroyed has been Inaugu
rated, and there is a rush among con
gressmen for planting privileges.
A purple beach that grew In north
ern Now York, near the home of
Vice-President Sherman now adorns
the capitol grounds, near Delaware
avenue and B street northeast, at ths
brow of the hill on tho north drive.
Other public men, including Speak
er Clark, former Speaker Cannon and
a number of prominent candidates,
wil be Invited to plant trees, and
there promises to be a lively arbor
campaign. Among the trees that will
be planted are the walnut, hickory
and red oak, each man selecting the
tree under which he loved to linger
in his boyhood.
Superintendent Elliott Woods is pro
viding photographs of the recent tree
planting, to bo filed away with the of
ficial records, and reforestation is now
having its innings on the capitol
Writer's Cramp a Misnomer.
Medical authorities now claim that
"writer's cramp" and other similar
states of apparent muscular paralysis
are actually duo, not to the tiring of
the muscles, but to brain fag. It ap
pears that the particular part of the
brain which controls special combina
tions of muscle action, such as tho
movements of writing or tho working
of a telegraph key, tends to become
more quickly exhausted in some indl.
viduals than In others. Such exhaus
tion leads to a stats in which the
brain is actually unable to send out
Its necessary messages to the hands
and flngsrs to writs, tsp a key, hold
a violin bow, sto. Furthermore, ones
Mis nerve cells, ths "battaries" of the
brain, get thoroughly run down, It Is
not easy to restore their energy. Here
tofore It has been supposed thst sll
troubles of ths kind wsrs dos simply
to ovsrtlring of ths muscles sso>
ttsault sf kwsstlflstlon.
A little six-year-old cams to her
grandfather with a trouble weighing
oa her mind.
"Aunt says the moon li made of
green cheese, and I don't bsltevs ttr
"Because I have been looking In ths
Bible snd found oat that ths moon Is
not made of green cheese, for the
moon wss mads before the oows."
SPECIAL SHOE SALE!
Bargains for Which You
Can Honestly Give Thanks
For the very simple reason that we are slightly ?
overstocked on the smaller sizes in ladies' high #
priced shoes, we are going to place th^se shoes at J?
your disposal at prices very much below the ?
amount they usually cost you. These are actual ?
bargains, and since these prices will not last long, ^
come early and win the choicest bargains.
$1.75 to $4.00 Shoes
Will Be Sold For
98 cts. to $1,50
ToOut-of-Town Visitors we cordially invite
you to make our store your
$ two doors above i c n ?
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Old to New Ledger
Will be avoided by using the loose
leaf ledger. The loose leaf ledger is no
bug-a-boo to be used by big firms only.
The man with the smallest number of ac
counts gains most by using them.
Let us tell you who uses them in Laurens.
Ask about them.
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