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ONE WEEK TO
One little Santa Claus, lone an a
Procrastination killed him and then
there wasn't any.
Nor Will There Be Any
Santa Claus For You If
You Don't Do That
Positively the Last
Shop Now or Never.
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I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. |
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Mrs. W. E. Lucas entertained the
Fortnightly club Saturday afternoon.
After a number of games of Forty Two
?were played, a delightful salad course
Mrs. WUllmon, of Greenville, Miss
Elizabeth Young, Mr. Frank McCravy
and Master .lames McCravy composed
a cptartet that rendered a beautiful
violin quartet at the Presbyterian
church Sunday morning.
Mrs. G. S. McCravy and several oth
er musicians are making preparations
for a sacred musical program to be
jriven In the Paptist church Sunday
afternoon, when the public will be
Miss Willie Mae Childless enter
tained the Forty Two club Saturday
morning, at her home on Fast Main
street. After a few exciting games
were played, a very tempting luncheon
Mrs. W. F. Lucas was hostess to
a number of musically inclined Tues
day evening at her beautitul home in
the northern portion of the citv. The
evening was devoted to works of Ed
ward McDowell. Besides a program
selected from his. compositions, se
lections from "His Works and Ideals
were road by Miss Meng.
Tho music class taught by Mrs.
Willimon enjoyed a musical evening
nt the home of Mr. i ml Mrs. I. H. Sul
livan Saturday evening. A very at
tractive and enjoyable program was
rendered, showing to advantage the
training that the pupils had received
Announcement has been made of
the approaching marriage of Mr. Jeff
M. Rhodes to Miss Pattie Irvinson.
of Newberne, X. C, the marriage to
take place.in the First Paptist church
of that place on the afternoon of the
23rd lnst. Mr. Rhodes is the son of
Mrs. Warren Polt, of this city with
whom the young couple expect to
spend the Christmas holidays. Hearti
est congratulations are being extend
ed to them by their many friends,
A quiet wedding was solemnized
Wednesday morning when Miss Louise
Miller and Dr. L. H. Chewning were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride in this city. The ceremony was
performed by Dr. G. O. Griffin. On!'
n few relatives and immediate friends
were present, Mr. Chewnitr is the
proscription clerk at Reynolds and
Earle's drug store and is very popu
lar In Greenville. The bride is an at
tractive young lady of this city and
1 er many friends, no well as his. wish
for them a happy union.?Greenville
Despite Had Year Bed Iron Racket
Has Belter Business Than Last Year
Selling same goods for loss money
and using a goodly supply of print
er's ink. the Red Iron Racket as usual
comes out on top again this year, even
though "hard times" Is the cry from
every hilltop, every valley, every
8warnp and every other spot. They
are justifiably boasting of a bigger
business in November 1912 than in
November 1911. Col. L. E. Burns,
manager of the Laurens branch,
pleads guilty to the charge of allow
ing his persistent and judicious ad
vertising to do most of this though ho
confesses that "more goods, same
money; same goods, less money" gets
cbout forty-nine per cent of the glory.
Whan you have n bilious attack clve
Chamberlain's Tablets a trial. They I
are excellent. For sale by all dealers. |
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. Robert Roper spent Sunday in
Mr. R. L. Gray, of Gray Court, was
In the city yesterday.
Mr. John W. Fowler went to Augus
ta on a business trip.
Rev. H. L. Baggott, of Gray Court,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. M. B. Crisp of Mountville was
a visitor in Laurens this week.
Miss lionise ChtlootO will leave Mon
day for her home In Baltimore.
Miss Blanche Smyth will leave Mon
day for her home In Baltimore.
Mr. James Todd, of Davidson Col
lege Is at home for the holidays.
Mr. Hugh Creighton, of Greenwood,
was a business visitor here Friday.
Mr. Sloan Mahon, of the Rabun
community, was In the city Tuesday.
Mr. W. H. Holder, now of Anderson,
spent ?h? week-end here with friends.
Rev. J. B. Branch of Clinton, was
a business visitor In the city last Fri
Mrs. W. H. Gllkerson and Miss An
nie Gllkerson spent Monday In Au
Miss Elizabeth Simpson left yester
day for Atlanta to spend the holiday:;
Miss Agnes Boyd and Mr. \V. P.
Boyd. of Mountville, were in the City
Mr. Ran Little has returned from the
Presbyterian college at Cllnlpn to
spend the holidays.
Miss Annie Bailey, now attending
the G. F. C. has come home for the
Mr. W. M. Bolln of Wilmington
Kpent the week-end with hi j friend,
Mr. Frank MrCravy.
Mrs. Hart Riehey. of Florence. Is
expected in the city today to visit Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Richcy.
Mr. W. B. Blakely with little Hat
tie May and Milton Blakely, were
here from Ora Thursday.
Mrs. W. B. Owens. Jr.. Miss Dorothy
Owens and Miss Janie Kennedy were
in the city shopping yesterday.
Miss Daisy Huey. of Rock Bill, has
been spending a few days in the City
with her sister, Mrs. John M. Cannon.
Miss Mae Babb, who has been visit.
Ing Mr. and Mrs-. Luther Roper, has
returned to her home In the Rabun
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Fleming, of
Greenwood, spent several days last
week In the city with their son, Mr.
R. F. Fleming.
Miss Kstelle Taylor, of Princeton,
and Miss Stella Mock and Miss Sex
ton are employed in Wilkes & Co., dur
ing the Christmas rush.
Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Babb, of Foun
tain Inn, were in the city shopping
yesterday, having come down to do
some Christmas shopping.
Dr. J. H. Down?)' of Gainesville do
lighted his many friends by a short
visit here last week. He was the
guest of his brother, Mr. Thomas
Mr. C. R. Bet hell, who was until
recently employed at the Lau t ens
Glass Works, Is now making his home
at Westport, W. Vn.. where he holds
a responsible position.
Mrs. Sue Pitts was hostess Friday
evening to the teaebesr of the Trinity
Ridge BChool, Misses Mary Roper,
Daisy Putnam and Mr. J. P, Coats. A
very pleasant evening was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. II S. Blackwell will
leave Saturday for Mr. Black well's
old home In Due West, where they
will spend several days, after which
Mrs. Blackwell will go to Camden to
spend the holidays.
CURSORY, AS if WERE.
The ()w ?What do you think of Mr
Robin s new home7
The Sparrow- it looks very m?m
bu' I ve only taken a bird i. e>? vie"
Suitable Christmas Gifts
Only a few more days till Old Santy will be here. Are you ready?
No! Then come right away to our store, here we have the largest and
most reasonably priced stock of Suitable Christmas Gifts ever shown
You are sure to like some
of the beautiful Rockers
we are showing, they are
in Mission, Golden Oak and
Mahogany. Prices from
Beautiful Oak Mahogany Library Tables from
Chairs for Every Room in
the House. Prices from
50 cts up
Nothing Nicer than a Nice Writ
ing Desk. We have some beau
tiful ones from
$6.00 to $10.00
Our steck of Hall Curtains
is the best and cheapest to
be found anywhere.
Complete Book Case only
Do your Christmas Shopping with us. We save you money and you
get a better line to select from.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
THE BOTTOM DOG.
"So you want a position In my
Arm!" said the fat man with the thick
gold chain. "Well, what were you In
your laBt Job?"
"A doer, sir," answered the sad-eyed
"What's that?" asked the employer.
"Well, sir." said tho sad-eyed one, "I
was the doer, and the rest were tho
tellers. When my guv'nor wanted a
thing done he would tell the cashier,
tho cashier would tell It to tho hook
keeper, the bookkeeper would tell It
to his assls'.ant. bis assistant would
tell It to the chief clerk, and tho chief
clerk would tell It to me."
' And what would happen then?"
"Well, sir," replied the sad-eyed ap
plicant, "as I hadn't anvone to men
tion .it to, I'd?do It."
"A midnight revel was held In some
private club rooms on the tep floor of
the Towers bullding last night. Jags
worth was rather late In arriving and
only one elevator was running. What
do you suppose happened?"
"Something went wrong with tho
"Right. It stuck between tho first
and second floors."
"And that, I presume, was one time
when Jagawortli couldn't rise to Vhc
ENOUGH TO RATTLE ANYBODY.
"I never really was rattled but once
In my life."
"When was that?"
"My wife's father was rather deaf,
and I had to speak Into an ear?
trumpet when I asked him for her."
A Real Vacation.
Thl? year I nlinll not roam,
I think It bi-8t
To Htay right h*re at home
And got a rest.
Poet ? In winter I write poems to
Keep the woll irom the door
Poet ? And In summer I have to
Keep on writing poems bo the Iceman
will stop at the door.
A REAL REGRET.
Kdltor?I nm obliged to decline your
poum with thanks I ac> very sorry,
.Joet ?Flut what?
Bdlfor-~The management insists up
on my declining all poems mat way,