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I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. Ilen Hunter, of Ora. was Jn the
Mr. Joo Phlnney of Clinton was in
Miss Jule Chlldress si>eut the week
end with homefolks.
Mrs. W. E. Meng Is visiting for a
few days In Honea Path.
Mr. Mike Webb of Greenwood spent
the day in town Tuesday.
Mrs. J. E. Mlnter, of Sedalla, is vis.
iting Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Mlnter.
Mies Mario Langston. of Winthrop
college, cpout the week end with home
Mr. S. H. Goggans and W. S. Atcht
Bon, of Cross Hill, were visitors in
the city Monday.
Mrs. C. C. Featherstono and Mrs.
Jones Fuller of Greenwood, were
among tho?e who came over for the
concert last evening.
Mr. Ernest Chlldress, son of Mr.
Tom Chlldress who lives a few miles
from the city, left some time ago to
take a 'business course in Augusta.
Dr. W. H. Dial, Dr. Isadore Schayer
and Dr. Rolfe E. Hughes have return
ed to the city after attending the an.
mial meeting of the Tri-State Medical
society, which was held In Norfolk last
week. These gentlemen were well
pleased with their trip and feel that
they were greatly profited by what
they saw and heard at the meetings.
IN WASHINGTON i
Killing of Madero and Sun re/. Causes
Feeling of Grave Concern In Ad
Washington, Feb. 23.?The killing
of Francisco I. Madero and Pino
Suarez, deposed president and vice
president of Mexico, after Provision.
( al President General Huerta had as
sured American Ambassador Wilson
of the safety of his prisoners from
just such attacks created a painful
impression in administration circles
When the first feeling of surprise
had passed it was realized by officials
that this last tragic event had added
greatly to the gravity of the situation
and undoubtedly had placed an ad
ditional train upon the already tense
relations between this government
'' and that In the Mexican capital. Still,
as President Taft himself declared,
the event In itself was not sufficient
to demand any departure from the
policy of strict non intervention
which so far has governed his ad
Hastens War Preparations.
Probably the immediate result will
be to hasten the military and naval
preparations in order to have the sol
diers and sailors and marines ready
to answer a call for instant embarka
tion if further developments In Mex
ico should uomand their employ,
Tho one dangor to be apprehend
. od, which almost certainly would re
\8ult in the launching of an army of
invasion, would be the commission of
eomo act or acts in Mexico that
would endanger the lives oT foroign
citizens and Americans, for having
assured the diplomatic representatives
in Washington of the disposition and
ability of this government to protect
their nationals In Mexico In the
same degree as America* s, the gov
ernment has assumed an obligation
that cannot be Ignored. Therefore
any attack upon the Americans or
foreigners by the tac.lt consent of
the Huerta government, or even the
exhibition towards them of mob vio
lence clearly tieyond tho ability of
the provisional governm.Mit to pre
vent, probably would be '.ho signal
for active Intervention.
The administration officials feel
that they have discharged their full
duties and exhausted their consttttt.
tional powers In the orders they have
gdven or planned for the preparation
of a sufficient military and naval
force to ensure a successful entry to
the Mexlcnn capital In case of need.
Tt Is practically certain that beyond
this point tho executive would not
proceed except upon direct Instruc
tions from congress, as the exhibi
tion of military force beyond the sea
coast towns of Mexico might bo re
garded as an act of war which un
der the constitution can be directed
only by congress.
Madden Postoffice Discontinued.
Announcement has been made from
the postoffice department that the of
fice at Madden will be discontinued af
tor March 1st. After that dato the
mall for the people of that community
will be delivered from the Laurens
office and sent out on Rural Route No.
Thore is no better medicine made
for colds than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It acta on nature's plan, re
lieves the lungs, opens the secretions,
aids expectoration: and restores tho
system to a healthy condition. For
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ARE ENDED SUNDAY
Rev. w. E. Thayer ( loses Iiis Pastor
ate Here with Strong Sermon to Int.
niense Audience Sundny Evening.
The last sermon as pastor of tho
First Haptist church was preached
Sunday evening by Rev. W. B. Tbayer
to an lmmenso congregation made up
of members of nil the churches'of the
city. Long before the hour of the
service the people began to reach the
church in order to be sure of a place
in the congregation. Fore-going ser
vices in their own churches out of
respect for tho retiring pastor, mem
bers of the different denominations
Joined with his own congregation In
attending tho farewell service con
ducted by Mr. Thayer. Such an out
pouring of people was in itself a tri
but to tho love and esteem in which
the departing minister is held in Ijau
Sunday morning, after the regular
sermon, Dr. L. S. Fuller introduced a
set of resolutions commendatory of
tho services rendered by Mr. Thayer
since he began his pastorate here and
these were adopted after several of
the congregation had spoken in the
highest terms of Mr. Thayer's work In
The resolutions were as follows:
Whereas, in the providence of God,
conditions have arisen, that make it
advisable for our much loved pastor,
Rev. W. E. Thayer, to sever his con
nection with us and take up work in
a different field, and we desire to ex
press in a few short resolutions our
appreciation and esteem for our dis
tinguished pastor. Therefore be it
Resolved First, That in the resigna
tion of Brother Thayer, this church
sustains a great loss and that we feel
very keenly the fact that we will be
deprived of his wise counsil and mas
terful preaching of the Word.
Resolved 2nd, That it is the sense
of this church that since becoming
our pastor, he has devoted his best
efforts to the maintenance and devel
opment of every interest that made
for the good of the church and the ad.
vancement of the master's kingdom.
That he has preached the Word ac
cording to the Hook, regardless of
Resolved 3rd, That this church ap
preciates very highly, the splendid
service he has given her and rejoices
in the results that have accrued from
his faithful preaching and ministra
tion in that he will leave the church
in a well organized condition, with
brotherly love and union of seutlmenl
and purpose, existing between all of
Resolved 4th, Thai the services, as
pastor and preacher, rendered by our
brother since he became our under
shepherd, has been not only entirely
satisfactory, but highly pleasing to
this church, and that his uniformly
kind disposition and courteous bear
ing have given him a place in our af
fections that time can not eradicate.
Resolved 5th, That our very best
wishes will go with our brother into
his new field of labor, and our earn
est prayers will often ascend to the
Father of all good, asking that God's
choicest blessing may rest upon him.
his family, and his work.
Saturday Mr. Thayer leaves Laurens
for Chester, where he will take up the
pastorate of the First Haptist church.
In leaving Laurens, Mr. Thayer takes
with him the best regards of people
of all denominations nnd faiths. His
resignation from the Baptist church
was as deeply regretted by people of
other denominations as by his own
Johns McNeill Escapes.
Johns McNeill serving a 27 months
sentence on tho county chain gang
escaped from custody Monday morning
before iaybroak and has not been
heard of since. Tho escape occurred
frorti the chain gang near Roland's
mill. In Scuflletown township. This
is the second escape from the gang In
tho last ten days. John Carter, anoth
er prisoner having escaped last week.
<Both negroes were trusties and neith
er of them had much longer to serve.
Supervisor Humbert has offered a re
ward for the capture of McNeill. The
following Is a description of him: age
22, height f> feet 8 1-2 Inches; weight
about 100; dark mulato; black hair;
dark brown eyes; scar 1 1-2 Inches
long back of head left of center; scar
as from rock on left side of head;
wears No. I? shoes; lower jaw tooth
out; small scar on right of neck over
Juglar vein; small, well formed ears;
small scar about 3 Inches above navel :
pock marks on bac kcalf of legs: Ro
man nose; axe.scar on Inside of left
foot; well buill and erect; wearing
dark Bult with broad, light stripes up
and down; tan shoes; soft hat.
Bore is a message of hope and good
cheer from Mrs. C. J. Martin. Boone
Mill. Va., who Is the mOthei of eighteen
children. Mrs. Martin was cured of
stomach trouble and constipation by
Chamberlain's Tablets aftor fivo years
of suffering, and now recommends
thftBo tablets to the public. Sold by
VISITS MAM' F Kl ENDS BEBE.
Mr. .Inmos II. Nash, Former Laurens
Cltlzcn Here for Short Visit.
Aimong the visitors in Laurens last
week there was one who is remem
bered here by hundreds of his boy.
hood friends. "Air. James H. Nash of
College Park, Georgia, was here vis
iting his 'brother and other relatives
and renewing old friendships. He is
always a welcome visitor for by his
genial, wholo-souled disposition ho has
mado many fast friends In his native
county. His visit recalled to mind the
clipping given belcw which was taken
from the Atlanta Georiian some time
James H. Nash, of Adamsville, en
Joys the unique distinction of having
served Uncle Sam four times as an
enumerator of the census, a record al
together without parallel so far as Su
pervisor McCUand haa been ablo to
In 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910 Mr Nash
has secured the census figures in his
homo district, and although he Is now
82 years of age. he rivaled the young
est and the most alert of the Inquisi-,
tors in the last official count.
The age limit for enumerators was
fixed at 70 years, hut on account of
the excellent service Mr. Nash had ren
dered in the past. Census Director Du
rand made an exception lit his case
'.his time, making his experience all
the more remarkable.
Mr. Nash was born in Greenville
county, South Carolina, in 1828. At the
organization of tho provisional gov
ernment of the Confederate States at
Montgomery, Ala., he was offered and
accepted a position as warrant clerk
to the secretary of the treasury. "Lat
er, when the permanent government
was organized at Richmond, he was
elected to tho office of secretary of the
senate and served the Confedracy In
that capacity until the close of the
In his long and eventful career Mr.
N'ash has practiced law, taught ;:choo!
and managed an insurance company.
He is now discharging the duties of no
tary public and ex-offlcio Justice of
the peace for the district of Adams
To Have Athletic Field.
The large vacant lot next to tho res
idence of Mr. D. H. Counts has boon
routed from Mr. John Fowler by the
authorities at tho grandod school for
tho purpose of using it as an nthlotiC
Hold for the boys. A quarter mile
track will be laid off around the lot
nnd a base ball ground put In the
middle. The school has boon in groat
need of an athletic field and this one
will fill a long felt want. Mayor Habb
baa agreed to allow tbe city's teams to
be used In laying the grounds off and
At Friendship Church.
For the benefit of Friendship Bap
tist church, the Ladles' Missionary
society will gtvo an oyster and meat
BUppor on Saturday night, March 1st,
at the Church. A sweet course will
also be served. Everybody is invit
ed, und it Is hoped that a large num
ber will be present to help the cause.
Do you know that more real danger
lurks In n common cold than In any
other of the minor ailments? The ?afo
way ia to tnko Chamberlain's Cough
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^^spv^/ ^'^tlr v display of porfuinos and other tollel
S^CT^jf ~ ilt'My goods and invite every won inn who
^S^L>^%^ 'jcares to give theni n trial.
fm RR fe? FTO # HSH ?*?: ? Dodson-Edward? Drug Co.
?^VJ/ Agents for Norrie' Candies.
DINING ROOM FURNITURE
In Golden Oak, Real Mohogany and Mission.
Priced so reasonable that everybody can afford to have a nicely
Furnished Dining Room.
We are showing a Great line of Buffets from
You should see the elegant China Cabinet that we
are displaying from $14.50 up.
Our line of handsome Tables are unsurpassed, they range in
price from $8.75 up
We are showing Sewing Tables to
match most all our Suits from
Our complete Dining Room Suit in Golden Oak at
Our complete Dining Room Suit in Mission at
Our complete Dining Room Suit in real Mahogany
We have other Suits that range in prices from $39.00 up to $225.00. Come and see
them. You don't have to buy anything to visit our store, we are always glad to see you.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA