FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Pco
pic nil over the County nud to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone nnd gone to Other States.
Hillside, Dec. 2.?Calvin Weathers,
-Of near Hillside, and .Miss Carrie Al
exander, of Starr, were married Thurs
day in Anderson. The groom is a
prosperous young farmer, and i; held
in high esteem by all who know him.
The bride is a beautiful young lady of
many charms, and has a wide cir
cle of friends. Their many friends
wish them both many joys and no
sorrow on life's long voyage May
He that walked the waters, make
their like one of joy.
Hillside is soon to have a new store.
Edd Bradley, one of Hillside's
farmers will move out of this sec
tion next week. Edd doesn't expect
to Und a better place than Hillside,
anyway he can't.
C. L. Weathers was last heard from
Our farmers In both Greenville and
Laurens counties would do well to not
put quite sc much confidence, or de
pendence in cotton next year, as they
did this time. They staked all hopes
on cotton, and the short crop, and
tremenoUsly low prices knocked out
these props, and of course, it might
have a very pleasant descent when they
fell, but oh; such a landing! The
farmers should plant more potatoes,
sow more grain, produce more corn,
and raise more pork. But somehow
or other they won't do this. Maybe,
it's because that is a new thing just
at present, and they may be afraid of
the leap. They should not be afraid
of originality. Be original. There's
no harm in it, but there's a lot of good
Whooping cough has about died
down In this section.
Lanford. Der. 2.?The snow was
quite B surprise to every one. It he
ilig a holiday, it was spent in hunting
by a great many in this section, a num
ber of rabbits nnd birds being killed.
Moving seems to be the order of
the day here. Mr. Hembree lias mov
ed into Mr. L. M. Cannon's house,
formerly occupied by Mr. Ben Wil
liams, Mr. WtlllauB having moved
to Bnoree. Mr. Wardell has rented
Mr. Cloud Martin's farm and is mov
ing his family there. Mr. W. T.
Cooper has bought Mr. Wardell out.
Miss Etolia Lanford has been quite
sick but is able to be back at her
Airs. J. S. Hlgglns was called to
the bedside of her brother. Mr. Wel
lie Ferguson, of Greer, whose condi
tion is critical.
Among those who are sick are Mrs.
J. W. Lanford, Mrs. H. C. Shore, Mrs.
Mary Montjoy, Mrs. Minnie Willis nnd
Miss Ruth Mattox. We wish for
them a speedy recovery.
Mr. J. Lee Langston spent Thanks
Mr. W. P, Smith, >i White Pine,
Tenn., spent Sunday liight with Cap'.
J. W. Lanford.
Mr. J. M. Fleming and Mr. B. H.
Moore attended the Masonic meeting
In Columbia. Thanksgiving.
Miss Bessie Brown spent the week
end with her parents near Laurens.
Mrs. W. B. Harmon and son. Johnie
Bee, are visiting In New-berry.
Messrs. L. M. Cannon. John Cun
ningham ano J. W. Lanford were in
Laurens Monday on business.
Mr. J. E. Johnson nnd family of
Gray Court, spent Thanksgiving here,
with Mrs. II. M. Johnson.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Freman
Lanford was hurried at the Baptist
Church here on last Thursday.
Mr. T. J. Little died at his home
nt Pleasant Mound Monday morning,
lie wns hurried at Bethany Church
near their old home. Mr. Little has
been In bad health for some time. The
family has the sympathy of the com
Mr. L. M. Cannon has had lightning
rods put on his house.
Mr. Clarence May spent Friday
night at Capt. J. W. Lanford's.
Miss Flossie Lanford spent Thurs
day here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. J* Lanford. Mrs. Robinson
Mr. Clyde and Baxter DeShiclds
Bpent several days last week here.
Mr. John Patterson- was here for
Madden, Dec. 2,?A "few of the
faithful" gathered to the call of the
teacher Thanksgiving and helped
beautify tho school room. When the
prize is won no doubt we'll all say
"we did It!" Another case of "Betsy
and I killed the bear."
The friends of Uncle John Flnley
will ho sorry to bear that he was quite
sick for a day or so last week. He la
up now and we trust will soon bo his
usual self. For one who has led so
active a life as be, it is hard to be
confined to the house and as ho plain
tively remarked, "It is a little too soon
to go into winter quarters!"
Miss Bennie Proflti is also sick
with the grippe. We trust she will
soon be out again.
Messrs. N. C. and Brooks Martin of
Greenville, were week-end visitors to
our city recently. They were the
guests, while here, of Mr. J. R. Flnley
> Mvs. Allison.
Mrs. Mollie Pinson and children and
e e Thompson have returned
from a pleasant visit at Easley. They
uent Thanksgiving with their rcla
? -es, Mr. and Mrs. Miller of Fasley.
Mrs. Pinson also stopped over In
Greenville to have the eyes of her lit
tle son. Young, treated by Dr. Car
penter. Wo trust the eye sight of the
little fellow will be permanently ben
Mr. J. A. Woyord, Who has had quite
a serious spell of sickness is now on
a visit to his sister's, Mrs. Cooper,
of Greors, and Mrs. Greshaw of Simp
sonvllle. His friends will be glad to
hear he Is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson and
Miss Myra Wofford. wore the guests
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dean.
Auditor Thompson and family were
the Thanksgiving guests of Judge and
Master John Moore Iludgens was
out for the Thanksgiving holidays with
his grandmother. Mrs. Langston and
cousins, Tom B. and Harold Culbert
Mr. Claude Flnley ate a birthday
dinner Sunday at the homo of his sis
ter. Mrs. Frank Martin, of Laurens,
t being the 21st birthday of his neph
ew, Mr. Roy Martin.
Dials, Dec. 2.?Thanksgiving day,
the day one is supposed to
"Count your blessings.
Name them one by one;
Count your many blessings,
Sec what God has done."
Is just past, although very few hardly
attempted to count their blessings
"one by one". To have done so would
have been a Stupendous undertaking,
when one realizes the manifold bless
isgs to bo thankful for.
Mrs. J. S. Brooks has returned to
her home, after a pleasant visit with
her daughter, Mrs. N. T. Nabors, of
Mr. Herbert Owings spent several
days last week with his sister Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gillesple of
Greenville, have returned to thetfr
home, after visiting Mrs. Gillosple's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Curry.
Mrs. J. M. Bolt has returned to her
home in Greenville after speeding a
few days with her daughter, Mrs. W.
Mrs. 11. Y. Simmons is visiting rel
atives In Williamston.
Mr. Langston, and daughter. Miss
Betty, of Laurens. spent Thanksgiving
day with Mr. J. D. Curry and family.
Miss Grace Owings spent the week
end with Miss Sue Cook of Fountain
Miss Clarrinda Abercrombie died
Friday. Nov. 22nd. at the homo of her
nephew, Mr. Laurens Darnell, after
an illness of several months. She
was an earnest Christian, having been
a member of tho home department of
tho Dials Sunday school for some
time. The funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. J. P. Attaway at Dials
Saturday at 11 o'clock.
The eyes of tho Methodist world of
South Carolisa, have been turned to
wards Anderson where the annual
conference Is in session. One never
knows whom the Bishop will see fit
to change, and to many of the preach
ers It will menu the "parting of the
ways". It Is to be hoped that Mr.
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John Mills, Hefty Tackle Elected!
Carolina's Captain for 1918.
The "C" men of the University of
South Carolina last evening elected
John 1). Mills to serve as football
captain for the season of 1913. Mr.
Mills has been one of the university's
mainstays during the present season
and Is expected to make the Game
cocks a splendid general. The elec
tion took place at the home of H. N.
Edmunds, where the "C" men were
"Hig" Mills plays tackle on the uni
versity team. He is from Laurens.
He is very popular with the men o!
the university and has shown by his
playing and general work on the
gridiron that he is fitted for tin
high honor that his fellow players
have bestowed upon htm.?The State.
MRS. A. M, 1111,1
Estimable Woman of Cross Hill Pass
es to the beyond. Honorary Escort
of School Children.
Cross Hill, Nov. 23.?A gloom was
cast over our town last Wednesday
when it became known that Mrs. A.
m. mil would probably not live 'til!
the next day. She died Wednesday
night. Mrs. Hill had been a great
sufferer and everything that loving
hands and medical skill could do war
done to no avail. "Death loves a shin
ing mark.*' She leaves a busband
four girls, the youngest about two
years old, and a mother to mourn.
Her body was laid to rest Thursday
afternoon In the Presbyterinn ceme
tery. Rev. J. A. Martin, conducted the
services, assisted by Rev. w. 1). Hatch
The following were pall bearers:
J. O. Denny, J. II. Rasor, E. B. Ras
o:\ M. A. Le.tman, J, R. Wilcut and
Marvin Anderson. Ten girls of the
ninth grade dressed in White, each
carrying a wreath and six little girls
carrying (lowers acted as honorary
escort. The floral offerings were pro
fuse and beautiful. The grave was
OVered With dowel's. A large number
of relatives and friends attended the
Laurens bodge. Knights of Pjthlas
Holds Annual Flection of Officers.
At the regular meeting of the Lau
rens Lodge. Knights of Pythias, held
last Monday evening the following
Ofilcors were elected for the coming
('has. P. Brooks, ('. C; L. G. Roff,
V. ('.: ('. H. Gnsque. Preplute; Dr.
Bear den, M. of W.; John Peterson, K.
of R. & s.; J. P. Tolbert, M. of P.;
W. B. Sloan. M. of E.J ('has. II.
Rounds, M A.; Konnerly Todd, I. (!.;
Thomas Downey, O. G. At this meet
ing also, Mr. J. A. Roland was elect
ed D. D. G. C.
At the regular meeting next Mon
day, the second degree will be given.
The attendance during the past year
has been excellent- and much Interest
is being taken in the lodge.
L. IL Ferguson.
Mr. E. V. Ferguson was called to
Greer Sunday, where he went to he
present at the funeral of his brother
Mr. L. II. Ferguson, who died there af
ter an extended illness. Mr. Fergu
son was a native of this county and
is remembered by a large number of
people here. Ho is survived by four
sons, six brothers and one sister. He
was about 55 years of age.
AI Copellind School.
Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Prof. J. G. Clinkscnles will make an
address at Copeland school. It will
renomberod that Prof. Clinkscnles
was to make an address there several
weeks ago. hut he was unavoidably de
tained. As an admission fee was tak
en up at that time and not returned,
no admission fee will be charged this
time. However, a small donation from
those who did not attend before will
be welcomed by the school.
Wlnonn Hotel Leased,
Mr. s. W. Mitchell, an exper'oncod
hotel man who has been running a
hotel is Hendersonville, has leased the
Wlhona hotel property and has al
ready taken charge. Mr. Mitchell is
originally frdm Chester nnd is well
acquainted with Cue hotel business.
He states that it will be conducted on
the highest plane and that it will be
a credit to the city.
YOUNG BOY KILLED
BY HIS BROTHER
Deplorable Accident in the Hurricane
Section of ibis Count) Saturday.
A very deplorable accident occurred
In the Hurricane section of this coun
ty, near Clinton, Saturday, when
young Heeder Whltmlre accidentally
shot his younger brother, Copelnnd.
with a shotgun, causing his death. Tho
two young boys are sons of Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Whilmiro and they have
tho deepest sympathy of all In their
Tho two boys being so young and
the accident causing stich a shock to
the cider one. no connected facts as
!<i how the accident occurred can bo
secured. However, tho two wore out
hunting rabbits. Heeder Wthitmlro
seemed to have been in front of his
younger brother and walking with
his gun on his shoulder cocked. Some
how or other, the elder boy stumbled
or the hammer of the gun hit a limb
or in some other way the gun was
caused to fire, the load hitting tho
younger brother walking behind. As
sistance was sought at once, but the
young fellow soon died. He was bu
ried at the Hurricane church Sunday,
whore many gathered with tho parents
at the interment.
MRS. I?. ,1. II IRRIS DEAD.
Hurled in Laurens Cemetery Yester
day Morning, Rev. L. I'. McOcc con
ducting- the Scim ices.
Mrs. Lotha Harris, wile of Mr. I*.
.1. Harris, died early Monday morning
at the home of her brother, Mr. Dick
Owings, whore they have lived for
several years. Mrs. Harris hail been
in poor health for several years, her
death icing momentarily expected.
The funeral services wore held yes
terday morning in the Laurens come
lory. Rev. L. I'. McQco, her pastor,
conducting tho services.
I The deceased was a daughter of the
late Mr. ".lot" Owings. She is sur
vived by her husband and little daugh
ter, Janie, and other relatives.
MOVOH Into Own Mouse.
Mr. and Mrs. .lohn M. Cannon have
moved into the house recently bought
by Mr. Cannon from Mr. W. L. Gray.
The house is located on West Main
street, between the homes of Mrs. Ann
Garret! and Dr. IL K. Alken. Mr.
and Mrs. Cannon have been making
their home heretofore with Mr. and
\tJohn P. Holt.
Sale of Kline) Work.
The fancy work, left over from the
ladies bazaar, will he on sale at Min
ier Company's store Wednesday, De
cember 11th. The display will be in
the fron! show window. A large num
ber of beautiful pieces are still on
hand. The ladies will dispose of them
at attractive prices.
A marriage of considerable Interest
to friends in this county took | lace
Wednesday morning at Burlington,
N. C, when Miss Alvonia Clogg Guth
rie, the charming daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. O. Guthrie, and Mr.
Olln Bascom Pitts, of Cross Hill, were
united in marriage. The Forest
Street. Methodist church was the
scene of this beautiful event. Long
before the appointed hour, 10.45 o'
clock, the church was filled wit', rel
atives and friend-;. Mrs. W. S. Hives
presided at the organ and rendered
a program of wedding music. Jus!
preceding the ceremony, Miss Kloiso
GtlthrlO, cousin of tue bride, sang
"Because". Rev, J, o. Guthrie, uncle
of the bride, performed th ? ceremony,
The ushers wert : Messrs. Sl"V"
Moore, Ernest Holt, Joon Laxly and
Vitus Holt. Mr. 13, s. y. Dam er on
was groomsman. Miss Florence
Pitts, sister of the groom, was the
bridesmaid. The groom entered with
his brother. Mr. Wesley Pitts, of
South Carolina, as best man. The
bride entered on the arm of hor sis
ter. Miss Ada Guthrie. She never
looked prettier than on this, her wed
ding day. Siio woie a suit of dark
blue cloth with chiffon blouse and
other accessories (o match, and car
ried a bouquet of bride's roses and
Hilles of the valley.
Following the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Pitts left for tholr homo in
Cross Hill. Tho popularity of this
young couple was attested by the
handsome array of wedding gifts.
Oti Tuesday evening a reception
was hold at the home of the bride's
parents for tho brldqJ party.
MEETING OF TEACHERS.
Prof. J. G. Clinkst-ales will Address
Truckers nt the School Auditorium
Miss "Wll Lou Gray, rural school
supervisor, has announced that the
?e County Teaohers Association
will hold Its monthly meeting in the
graded school auditorium here Satur
day morning. The meeting will op
en promptly at 11 o'clock, so all tho
teachers are urged to he on time.
The feature of the day will he an
address by Prof. J. (5. Clinkscales. of
Wofford college. Prof, clinkscales is
too well known in 1.aureus county
to attempt to tell who he Is. the mere
announcement being lulllcient to
guarantee a splondld meeting.
Alter the nddl'088 by Prof, Clinks
cales. a round table discussion on
"The General Appearance of Schools"
Will be held. It is expected that the
teachers Will come prepared to enter
Into this discussion with a great deal
of spirit as this phase of education
is receiving more attention now than
it ever before. Laurens county has oc
cupied a prominent part In the move
ment to Improve the school buildings
and she is now expected to show an
equal Interest in making beautiful
those she has by decorating the rooms
asd beautifying the grounds.
Miss Qray stales that many teach
ers experience considerable difficulty
In securing conveyances to attend
?"'ose meetings. She requests that
the trustees take some interest in this
matter by providing a way for the
tcnclx is to get hero. She holds thn>
inasmuch as the teachers are living,
with all the means they have at hand,
to increase the efficiency of tbeiu
se'v? i and their schools Mini the trus
tees Bhould lend a band and cooperate
by providing tho conveyances for them
to attend. A horse and buggy for a
few hours Saturday would enable the
'enchoi'B lo attend this most Import?
UNION WANTS ONE.
"The School Journal" Makes a lilt In
Prof. Goodwin, a Laurens boy. who
is teaching school In Union county,
came over during the Thanksgiving
holidays to get some Information
about the "School Journal" which Is
being publjshed by the Laurens Coun
ty Teachers Association. Ho Stated
I that those interested in school Im
> provoment in Union county were
strongly Impressed with the "Journal"
as an incentive to better school work,
and had decided to begin publication
of a similar organ at onco,
This ; nly one of manv score com
pllments to tho progressivoness of
the Laurens county schools obtain
od through the "School Journal", In
? qulries are coining in almost every
day as to the methods used in its
publication and with each inquiry
comes a compliment.
Rylnnd lloyd Dead.
News was received in the city yes
terday of the death of Rylnnd Boyd.
the young son of Mr. R. Dunk lloyd,
Of the Trinity Ridge section. The
young man, just about sixteen years
of age, has been sick for some days,
with pneumonia and bis death was not
unexpected. The interment took place
yesterday afternoon at Chestnut RldgC
church, a large number of friends be
ing present to witness the last cere
monies. Rylnnd Boyd was a young
man of exemplary character and
beautiful disposition, being popular
among all of Iiis friends and elders.
Tho parents have the sympathy of
all who know them In their great be
Beautiful Selig Service.
Tin? choirs of the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches united at the
Presbyterian church Sunday evening
and rendered a splendid sacred song
service, a short talk being made by
Rev, c. F. Rankin on the place music
and song has occupied in the chris
tianizing of the world. Beftido Rev
era] duets and quartets, a number of
choruses taken from the cantata Saul
were sung. The service was largely
attended and very much nppreclntod.
Miss Jnnle Feafherxfone Demi.
Miss Jnnle Fontherstone, of An les
son, well known in this city as the
sister of lion. c. c. Fenthorstono,
died at her home yesterday morning.
She was stricken with paralysis last
Slimmer and never recovered. Her
death Is deeply deplored by a'.l who
know her here. The interment will
lake piftC0 in Anderson.
LARGE CROWD HERE
ON SALES DAY
Real Estate Brought Fair
ON SOME TRACTS
In Bpito of tlic Repression In Business
Circles nnd (lie right Condition of
the Money Market, the I.nnd Sales
Monduj were Well Attended and
Fair Trices Itulod.
Monday was salesday of DOCOinher
and the usual largo crowd was in tho
oily. A largo number of sales were
made by county olllcorg and by private
parties, some of lite land bringing
very good prices considering tho short
i crop and complain! of light money.
(Merk of Court Sales,
in the case of Joel Dlackwull, ol al.,
>s It. A. Cooper. Ii'.n acres known as
the Thomas Coats place on llabun
creek, bought by it. a. Cooper for
In the case of Lucy I). Hunt, et a.,
vs C. I). Ilarksdale, et a., II! 12 acres
known as the J. Wash Williams place
near Mouiitvlllc, soM to A. M. Hill for
In the case of llcsslo I), Smith vs
John T. Hill, If. acres of land in Cross
Hill township, bought by .1. II. M.
Smith for $ t .77."..
in the ease of Dr. Frank M, Lander
vs Grace Matthews Lander and Lulu
w. Alien, it;:. a< res In cross Hill
township, houghl by Dr. Frank M.
Lander for $1,000.
In the case of M. S. I! Goodwin vs
It. 13. Goodwin ol al., I2'l acres known
as the. (Soodwin home place, bought
by (). P, Goodwin for $1.000.
In the case of M. S. Pulley Ai Son V'h
Wntorcc llaptiHt church, two and one
half acres with church thereon, bought
by R. T. Dunlap for $:i:;.r.
in the case of Bilgcnii Nichols et.
al., \s H, L. Roper and I). A. Mar
tin, et 111., all tracts bought by II. L
Roper for the total sum of $6,110,
In the case of the Knterpriso Rank
vs Ursula M Wallace and Thos. M.
Shaw, both tracts woe bought by li.
V. Wallace, tract No. I. a house and
lot on Laurel street, for $2,700; tract
No. 2, another house and lot on Lau
rel street, at pres. lit UlQOCCUplod,
In the cast of Claril II. Rahb vs
! .lohn Williams el al . a lot on Green
street, bought by Ren Madden for
In ?!:?? ease of Laupns Trust Co.,
; vs 13. R. Tcmploton, .1, C, Tomploton,
let. a... six lots on place known as
i B?dgott landH, bhuglll by Laurens
Trust Co. for $r>00.
Probate Judge's Sales.
In the case of Annie R. Hopkins
and .1. W. RnlontltlO vs Wellie R. Ral
ontlnc et. al.. 48 and S7-IO0 acres near
Ware Shoals, bought by Annie R. Hop
kins for $r.00.
In the ease of M. L. Nash, as ad
ministrator of the estate of JamOfl A.
Austin, vs Mary B. Austin, 152 acres
of land, known as the Samuel Austin
home place, bought by M L. Nash for
$1,475; also, house and lot on South
Harper stroot, bought by M. L. Nash
In addition to these sales, several
private sales were made. W. I'..
? Knight, as administrator of the will
j and testament of Margaret M. Dial,
sold tOO acres near Parks dale station
' known a<t the "Quarter", This was
bought in by the estate at $'17:..
Dr. .1. S. Wolff bought in for himself
the tract of s-'t acres put on sale by
him. $1.500 being the highest bid.
The 110 acres advertised for sale
by Mrs. M. F. Farrow was bought in
by her representatives for $4.000.
TO M \ h F. LONG CRI'ISK.
Samuel Mcflowatl to ^company At
lantic Fleet a*. Paymaster an Voyage
beginning Januar) .">.
Washington. Die. V. Pay Inspec
tor ?amilGl McGowan was today de
tached from the r>av.v pay OlllCO at.
\ Philadelphia and is In Wmitlsgton to
BOttlO accounts pre|.arato-\ to becom
ing flool paymastor of the Atlantic
the- January After remaining
bore a few d. ys, Mi. McGo-nn will
go to South Carolina and say good
bye to the people at home b foro
starting on his long CrulSC. The State
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