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ITEMS OF INTEREST
GATHERED IIS CLINTON
Several Delightful Entertainments In
Store for the People During this
Clinton, March 4.?Thoso fond of
pleasure and entclnlnment are as.
surcd of o. good tlmo this week and
next. On Tuesday and Thursday ev
ening In the Carolina chapel Dr. Ja-,
cobs lectureB with atereoptican illus-'
tratlons on Palestine. On Friday ov
onlng In the same auditorium the Chi
cora College Glee elub, made up of
twenty.flvo young ladtos will glvo a
concert, the proceeds of which go to
the Presbyterian collcgo base ball
Next week Is given over to the
County Fair, -public performances of
which will bo given In the graded
school auditorium on Thursday and
Friday evening. Tho gate receipts
will go to tho Daughters of tho Con
federacy and will he applied on the
Clinton'? Federnl Building.
Clinton feels pretty well assured of
obtaining a federal building in the
near future. The postofllco authori
ties say that they Will he able to qual
ify for free postal delivery before the
city authorities?that probably in
March the requirements In volume of
business will bo passed.
There aro mailed from Clinton four
weekly publications, one monthly, and
one quarterly. Add to this volume
the circulars and first class mall
originating with Jacobs and company,
H. L, Scalfe's Insurance correspond
onco, that of tho collego, tho orphan
age, and tho mills, and it is easy to
?*eo that the Clinton postofheo does a
hteavy business cyjmmxrod with the
size of the town.
A N'ew Drug Store.
A now drug store is to be opened
hero In the room next to the post
oflloe on Musgrove street by Dr. E. If.
lthnme of Fountlan Inn an '. his broth
er. These gentlemen have had ex
perience and will doubtless succeed.
There nre but two drug stores here,
a small number for the size of tho
Social Affairs and Personal Mention.
Among the pleasant social affairs
of tho past week were several club
meetings. Mrs. T, D. Copelnnd en
tertained the merry Wives on Thurs
Musgrovo Mills chapter D. A. R.,
meet on Thursday with Mrs. W. B.
Mrs. W. D. Copeland was hostess
on Friday afternoon at the February
social meeting of the Actaeon book
Miss Sal He Wright is visiting Mrs.
H. L. Todd in Greenville.
Dr. Franklin's friends in Clinton
regret his removal to Florida where
ho will Join his brother In grape
Mrs. Jennie Briggs and Mrs. M. A.
Hays aro visiting relatives in Spar,
Mrs. E. H. Hall and Shockley, are
visiting her parents In Spartanburg.
Miss Margaret Sharpless Is expect
ed this week to take charge, again,
of J. W. Copeland company's milli
Miss Pauli, who Is directing the
County Fair preparations, is at Mrs.
Misses Lottie Abell of Chester and
Annie Mclvoan of Gastonia, have re
turned to their homes, after a pleas
ant visit to Mrs. J. Lee Young.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Scalfe expect
this week, a visit from their friends,
Dr. and Mrs. Larway of Indianapolis.
Tho Rev. and Mrs. Anderson and
Miss Annlo Graham Anderson, of
Mississippi will arrive this week to
visit Mrs. McOaslan and other rela
The graded school teachers will pos
sibly attend the teachers' association
in Columbia in a body next Friday
Among Cl'lntonlans who lattended
tho Inauguration were J. W. Copeland,
Jr., Elwood Dillard, W. P. Smith, and
J. C. Harper.
Miss Sara Copeland and Mr. Sam
Copeland of Marlon. N. C, spent tho
week-end hero to meet their brother,
Mr. William E. Copeland of Now York
city, who has been visiting relatives
I in Florida and hero.
* WATTS MILLS *
Watts Mill. March 3.?On last Wed
nesday morning the death angel en
tered our fair village and bore from
this world to the eternal beyond Mr.
R. F. Cress. He leaves behind to
mourn his death a wife and four chil
dren, besides a multitude of friends
and relations. Not only have his loved
ones and friends lost a loyal friend,
but the Watts mill company has lost
a faithful operative, one who was al
ways at his post of duty. Mr. Cress
had just lately been promoted to head
loom fixer and was altogether an ex
perienced and faithful mill man. But
It Is sincerely hoped that the le^s oc
caaloued by bis death la hl? eternal
gam. He only suffered ten days and
doath camei to relieve blm of pain.
All the people here extend to the sor
rowing wife and four little ones their
most heartfelt sympathy in this the
hour of their great sorrow. His re
mains were laid to rest in the Clinton
cemetery on Thursday evening, the
burial being conducted by the W. O.
W. of which he was a faithful menu
On last Sunday morning an orphan
jago rally was held at Lucas Avenue
i Baptist church for the benefit of Con
Inlo Maxwell orphanage. Mr. W. B.
! Tarklngton, of Greenwood, mado a
touching address to the people about
the llttlo orphan children. A collec
tion of twenty-one dollars and over
was raised for the orphanage. In
tho raising of this collection one class
In special deserves great praise. Rev.
J. A. Marler's class of somo thirty
odd scholars known as tho united
M. B. P. Class raised a collection of
$14.19. This class Is Just in Its In
fancy with bright prospects of doing
many moro greater things In God's
service. Everybody has a cordial In
vitation to join this class, and not
only this class but all are Invited to
como out and help In the Sunday
school as a whole.
Last week while handling a pistol
Mr. L. E. nishon, of the Eureka Drug
store, was very painfully, though not
?erlously shot In the left hand, the
ball entering tho hand between the
thumb and fore finger. He was soon
under medical attention and the ball
was extracted. It is hoped that in a
short time ho will be able to use his
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hellams and
llttlo daughter. Elsie B., visited rela
tives at Watts mills Sunday.
Mr. R. H. Donaldson and daughter,
Mrs. Mlnnlo Thompson, and son,
Charlie, have gone to Washington,
whore they will be present at the in
auguration of President Woodrow Wil
son. A pleasant trip is wished them
by many friends.
The weathor for the past few days
has been warm and spring-like and
peoplo are getting ready to plant
The new pool In tho church build
ing has been completed under the
management of Rev. J. M. Trogdon.
Rev. W. H. Lewis preached to a
vory good congregation Sunday after
noon at four o'clock. He made a
strong appeal to church members, us
ing for his text the words "For I am
not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
which Is the power of God unto sal
vatkm unto every one that belleveth."
Rov. J. M. Trogdon filled his regular
appointment Sunday night at Lucaa
Avenue Baptist church, preaching
from the 53rd chapter of Isaiah aud
using for his subject: "The man of
Tho Womari'sj Missionary (society
met with Mrs. J. A. Marler Sunday
evening at three o'clock.
The Watts Mill company arc still
making good cloth of numerous colors
It Is certainly interesting to read
Win. D. S's. pieces on those dear old
people of long ago. Wo would like
to sco some pieces on W. H. Manly,
old Uncle Toliver Rohlnson and other
men of tho by-gone days.
SCHOOL CHILDREN CELEBRATE.
In Honor of the Inauguration of
Wood row Wilson as the Democrat
A part of the presidential inaugu
ration ceremonies was witnessed, in
Laurcns yesterday when tho upper
grades of tho city school marched up
on the public square and sang pa
triotic songs and waved the flag of
tho nation. Banking themselves in
tho largo doorway of Davis Roper
Company's store, the children filled
tho air with songs of their country.
Among tho airs sung was one named
after tho incoming president. After
marching around the square the chil
dren returned to the school building
, after having given vent to tho feel
, ing of rejoicing for the great event.
To the Tenchers of the County.
The forty-first annual convention of
the State Teachers' Association meets
In Columbia March 13.15. Of course
tho teachers have been notified of this
meeting by the president and secre
tary of the Association, but I wish
to further urge tho teachers of Lau
rens county to attend. You will miss
only one day from school. Your trus
tees will gladly give you the time.
These meetings are very helpful. You
get new ideas, new thoughts, renewed
inspiration. You should go. You owe
it to your profession, and to your
school. I would like to see every
teacher in the county at the conven
Yours very truly,
Geo. L. Pitts.
Have your Clothes Cleaned and Pressed hy
men who know how. You'll find them here at
Over H. Terry's St?re Laurens, South Carolina
BEAUTY AND BRILLIANCE
There are so many beautiful and brilliant
things here we believe you will be pleased to buy
not only for their beauty but
FOR THEIR REAL VALUE.
They are full of good ^oints, as an invest
ment as well as an ornament. They are not cheap
in the sense of being shoddy, but they are sold at
as low a price as first-class goods of this kind can
be offered. /
Phone 328-2 Rings
Reliable Jeweler Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS' BEST STORE
First Showing of Attractive Spring Merchandise!
Wc have made every effort to help you get ready for an early Easter and have on display many New Beautiful Fabrics for early Spring wear..
The Balkan Style movement is a full-fledged child of the Balkan War and dales its origin directly to the beginning of this war.
Hence Bulgarian styles, Bulgarian Trimmings, Bulgarian Collars, like veritable mushroom, they sprang
up over night and their swift claim to public favor in unprecedented. We are featuring
these styles all lines. The early buyer gets the cream of these selections.
New Cotton FabricJ
New Floral Voiles.,.,.10c
Plain Voiles.10c to 40e
Mercerized Voiles.25c to 50o
Crepes.M2 l-2c to $1.00
Marquisettes.10c to 75c
Colored Piques.25c to 35c
White Piques.10c to 50c
Mercerized Striped Poplins.25c
Crepe Plisse, all colors.20c
Oalateas, all colors, special.121-3c
Galatcas, all colors.20c
The most complete showing
of Dress Linens
in all the new weaves
we have ever offered.
Let us show you the complete line.
Beautiful New Silks
in all the new patterns
36-inch Charmeuse, all colors.
40-inch Charmeuse, all colors.$1.50 to
40-inch Crepo Meteor, all colors.$1.50 to
36-inch Messalincs, all colors.
Crepe de Chines, all colors.60c to
Foulards, now patterns.75c, 35o and
Now Bulgarian Silk Voiles.
New Tul Silks, 36-inch,. . .60c, 75c and
Silk Poplins, all colors.
The best is none too good for our customers
Wo have with us Miss Edmonds, a millinery expert, who
comes to us with the very highest recommendations and we
feel sure she can please the most fastidcous.
New Spring Suits
Nobby new styles in the Famous Pr^ntzcss Make and others.
New Spring Coats.
Silk Dresses.$7.50 to $30.00
New Silk Waists
New Spring Millinery
Ready-to-wear Now Showing
36-inch half-wool Mannish Suiting .;. ....60c
36-inch Whip Cords. i 60c
40-inch Diagonals., . \ \ \\50c 'm'd 76c
36-inch all-wool Serge. 5qc
All-wool Serges. .,. ,750 ^ $x qq
All-wool Serges. 5qc
All-wool Chiffon Cloth. $1 00
45-inch Suitings., ,',''.^(jo fo $1.50
Laurens' Best Store
Laurens' Best Store