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LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. Edwin Lucas of Wofford spent
Sunday at lionic.
Mr. Henry Yeargin was in the city
for the week-end.
IMiss Grace Poole of Tylersville was
a visitor in Laurens Monday.
Miss Bessie Todd is spending some
time in Ashville with friends.
Miss Amelia Todd is at home for a
few days from her studies at Brenau
<3upt. Brannon, of Spartairburg
county, was among the visitors in the
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caine of Wil
mington are here spending a few days
JMlss Gladys Boyd has just re
turned from a four weeks' stay In
Augusta and Greenwood.
i Superintendent of Education Davis,
of Greenville, was among the visitors
at the school fair Friday.
Mrs. J. C. McDanlel and little
daughter of the McDanlel Mill section,
were in the city yesterday.
Mr. Thos. I. Swygert will go to At
lanta the latter part of the week to
attend the music, festival.
Miss Sadie Sullivan will leave Fri
day for Walterhoro, where she will
visit friends for some time.
Mrs. W. B. Lucas and Miss May me
Ferguson are enjoying tho music
festival in Atlanta this week.
'Miss Agnes Corbett left for her
homo in Groonvillo Monday after vis
iting Miss Sadie Sullivan for several
Mr Frank McCrnvy, who has bccnJ
attending the Moody Training school,'
is ct home with his parents for some
Mr. W. P. Dlnckwoll of Due West
spent several days here last week
as the guest of his brother, Mr. H, S.
Mr. J. s. Bennett spent several days
of last week in Wilmington visiting
his son, Mr. Tom Bennett, who is In
M?iss Huff, supervisor of rurail
schools In Spartanburg county, was
among the visitors at the county
school fair Friday.
Mrs. W. H. Dial represented the
Honry Laurens chapter, D. A. It., at
the sessions of the organitatlon iq
Washington last week.
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Misses Eliza
beth and Virginia Simpson, Misses
Mary and Lucia Simpson, Miss Fran
ces Thames and Miss Laura Harksdale
?will leave Friday for Atlanta to at
tend several concerts of the spring
Mrs. Cora Cox Lucas, of Laurens?
S. C, is at the Jefferson for the ses
sions of the convention of the South
ern League of Women Writers. Mrs.
Lucas is an unusually flue pianist,
and will play at tomorrow's meeting
In the Woman's Club.?The Rich
mond Times Dispatch.
To Close at Six.
Alll the stories In Laurens have
agreed to close at C o'clock from May
1st to Sept. 1st, excepting, of course,
the drug stores. Attention Is called
to the fact that grocery stores will
close at six Instead of 6:30 as was the
case inst summer. The petition cir
culated is as follows:
We, the undersigned merchants of
Lanrens, S. C, agree to close our
store, nt 6 o'clock, beginning May 1st,
1913 until Sept. 1st, 1913.
Davis-Roper Co., ('lardy & Wilson,
Minter Co.. W. O, Wilson Co., Brooks
Hardware Co., Laurens Hardware Co.,
Levarett Furniture Co., Fleming Bros.,
?. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co., Swlt/er
Co., R. Poliakoff. Wm? Luroy. J. C.
Burns & Co., J. O. ('. Fleming & Co.,
W. Solomon, R. W. Willis, Red Hot
Racket, Max Rosenthal, Jno. A.
Franks. Kennedy Bros. Mahnffey &
Rabb, Moseley A Roland, Todd, Simp
son & Co., Dial Co., H. Terry. J. C.
Shell & CO., 3, M. Philpot. Hunter &
Co., Owlngs & Owlngs. Dixie Flour
Had Grain Co., Bennett & Owens, J. Ii.
?ullivan, R. C. Gray & Co.
TUE SCHOOL FAl IL *
Such pretty days as these make us
feel that after all, the world is
right good old place. Here's the top
of the morning to each and all of you
dear readers! The song of the birds,
the budding of the trees, the wisteria
vine banging with flowers?isn't it
worth all the dreary, rainy days that
are now gone and almost forgotten
Some of the farmers are now ready
to plant cotton seed. Tbe little lad
at our house began planting the 21st
Some of us attended and greatly en
joyed the School Fair, the 18th. The
immense crowd was exceedingly good
humored and withal most orderly. Of
course, it being our first effort at
anything of tbe kind we can very
readily see where improvements can
be made for the future. Take the
literary contest, for instance, no
child could do his or herself justice,
nor the school whose representative
they were, In such confusion, as neces
sarily existed in the crowded halls
and rooms of the graded school build
ing. Spell In a hub-bub like that?
Read understanding^ with a noise
like unto that of tbe Niagara Cataract
in one's ears? These things however
can be remedied and will bo. The
fair was a success. Those who were
responsible for it feel that it was
an eye opener to many Laurens
county people. Tbe exhibits were n
credit to the schools. To see them to
an advantage, the tour of Inspection
should have boon made Saturday.
What impressed me most forcibly per-|
haps wore the letters to Miss Gra-S
from foreign born children of lho|
Bast Side In New York, where com
pulsory education is in force. They
were written in good English, yet the
writers were all children, and crip
pled ones at that, of foreign parent
ngc and doubtless these parents could
not write a word of English. I thought
what an object lesson! I low many
parents in Laurens county are ns
dersely Ignorant of their mother ton
gue, as are these foreign parents?
How many fathers need must make
the humiliating cross mark Politi
cians yell out when votes are neces
sary for their own well being "Oursl
is the purest blood in America! We
can each and all trace our lineage
back to the days of 177G!" What
booteth this glorious heritafre hound
as we are by the chains of ignorance?
Hut such a fair as was held the 18th
Is like unto a beacon light. There
gleams a brighter day for South
Carolina?"a day that is near at
c. c. w.
Madden, S. C, April 22, 1913.
* AN OLI> IIORSK.
* liy Wni. I). S.
The Hook says: "A good man looks
well after the comfort of his dumb
brutes." Yesterday on my way from
Princeton I saw Dr. It. B. (lllkerson
plowing. I waited for him to drive
out to tbe road for a chat. He told
me to look at his horse, and remark
ed, "This pony Is thirty-three years)
old, and still able to do light work,
like opening cotton bed.', to put in the
seed." I recollect Dr. .lames II. Ware]
had an old riding horse that he prac-|
ticed medicine on for many years. Af
ter he was unfit for service, the Doe
tor still bad him well cared for, and
when old Sam died, he had the horse
hauled off to the old field and burled.
He said Sam had done him too much
work for the buzzards to pick his |
bones. In those dnys, It was no un
common thing to see teams of horses
and mules doing good service, when
twenty to thirty years old, often go
ing on ten da>s* trips to market with
them. When the driver rolled off i
twenty miles, he went into camp. The
reason the teams looked so well, they
were fed and water at regular times,
three times per day, and not over
| SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
An announcement which will be re
ceived with a great deal of interest by
their numerous friends In this city
and elsowhero is that of the eugage
mont of Miss Annie Lee Rlohey, of(
this )city, 'to Mr. Charles Eubank*;
Parker, of Washington, I). C. Miss
Riobey is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W\ R. Richey. Mr. Parker is
from the office of the II. S. Supervis
ing Architect, at Washington, and
Is now engaged in superintend
ing the construction of the local
federal building. The marriage
will take place at an enrly date,
Among the very recent entertain
ments was a six. course luncheon, glv
on by Miss Sadie Sullivan at her
home on West Main street. The color
scheme?yellow?was most effective
ly carried out in the menu, the dainty
hand painted place cards and the
decorations. Chiffon was drawn from
the chandelier to the four corners of
the table and caught with satin bows.
A golden basket hanked with ferns
and marchalnoil roses formed the
body center piece. At each end of
the table were handsome candelabra
in which burned yellow candles. The
place cards were small hand painted
books In which each was asked to
guess the name of the bride to be
and to write a pood wish for her.
After these were rend and enjoyed,
the real secret came with the last
course, minature brides and little
gold rimmed envelopes addressed to
each guest bore the following an
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Crisp
announce the engagement
their daughter Helen
Mr. G. B. Greene
The wedding to take place June 5th. I
Those present were: Miss Helen
Crisp, Mrs. B. L. Crisp, Miss Lucy
Clardy. Miss Hattie Kate Easterby,
Miss Mary Sullivan, Miss Lai la Mae
Dial, Mrs. ErsUine Babb, Miss Sadie
The engagement of Miss Viola
Koeter, of Grovor, N. C? to Mr. Joe
Wharton ,of this city, has been an
nounced. The marriage will take
place at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. I). J. Kcetor, of
Grovor, X. C. in the month of June.
Mr. Wharton is well known here
where he has made his home for a
number of years. lie holds n re
sponsible position with the Wharton
Clothing Co. His many frionds will
bo interested in the announcement j
of his approaching wedding.?Green
wood Daily Journal.
This afternoon a wedding will take
place in Grconvillo which will bo of
interest to a large number of people
in this county, 1 when Miss Mabel
West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jones
West, will become the wife of Mr. W.
P, White, formerly of Gray Count Mr.
White has a large family connection
in this county.
BEEF EXPORTS DECREASED.
Three Times as Much shipped Six
Washington, April 20.?The Unitod
States was exporting more than three
times as much fresh beef and cattle
six years ago as it .sends abroad to
day, ns shown by statistics made pub
lic today by Secretary Rodfleld of the
department of commerce, in the llrst
nine months of the present llscal year
ending March 31 there was exported
only 5,479,439 pounds of fresh beef
and 13,598 pounds of cattle, as com
pared with 200,069,729 pounds of fresh
beef and 307,726 pounds of cattle In
the same months of 1907. The inter
vening years reveal an uninterrupted
Another feature of the report Is the
statement that while the population
of the country has Increased 11 per
cent, since 1907, the number of beef
cattle had decreased 30 per cent.:
furthermore 222,000 head of cattle
came Into the country in the first
eight months this year against only
12,700 in 1907.
In the calendar year past the United
States exported 9.000,000 pounds of
fresh beef; Argentine sent out 756,
000,000 pounds: Australia 109,000,000.
New Zealand 27,50O,O00 pounds and
loaded, and over-worked.
In the mad rush of today the most
of our animals are worn out before
they are fifteen years old. We have
a large number of mules and horses
brought In every year and our people
buy them at exorbltous prices. I low in
the world do our folks hold up at pay
ing such high prices for stock, and
they lasting such a few years in farm
Jb..? -Jtail V a - II
THE BED ROOM
To have bed-room furniture that you would really like to have your friend to see
is a great pleasure. Styles in Bed-room furniture are a problem with the manu
facturers, they seem to lie awake nights?vying with each other all the time. The
result is that you, the user, benefit.
There are so many bed-room suits here that we hardly know where to begin
when telling you about them, but here is one suit that we want you to be here
to see whether you want to buy or not.
This is without doubt the handsomest suit to be found in any store in the state.
Just now the style, every piece extra large and masive, and the entire suit is
made of the highest grade of real Mahogany, finished in the very latest Dull
Finish; the entire suit of five pieces for only $182, but we can sell you any piece
of this handsome suit separate if you wish, but come in and see for yourself,
no matter what your taste we just know that we can please you and our prices
as you know, will meet with your approval.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes
Laurens, South Carolina
M! I.I. LEAGUE SCHEDULE.
The Flrsl Games of Hie Season ?III
be Played N'exl Saturday. Games
Here cverj (?Hier ?eck.
At a mooting of tho ofllcers und
directors of the C. N. & L. baseball
league held In Clinton last Friday a
complete schedule for the season was
adopted and umpires selected. The
lengeu is composed of Watts Mill,
Clinton Mill, Lydia Mill and Nowbor
ry Mill. The ollleers of the leagtlO
are A. V. Martin, president, J. ('.
Harper, Sec and Treas., Executive
Committee, It. L. Walker, A. V. Mar
tin, Oliver Havlrd. empires for the
season will be W. ('. lrby, Laurens,
W. P. Jacobs, Jr., Clinton and Oliver
Havlrd, Nowberry. The official sched
Watts Mills at Nowberry.
Lydia at Clinton.
Clinton Mills at Lydia.
Nowberry at Watts.
Lydia at Watts.
Nowberry at Clinton.
Clinton at Newberry.
Watts at Lydia.
Lydia at Newberry.
Watts at Clinton.
Newberry at Lydia.
Clinton at Watts.
Watts at Newberry.
Lydia at Clinton
Clinton at Lydia.
Newberry at Watts.
Lydia at Watts.
Newberry at Clinton.
Watts at Lydia
Clinton at Nr-wherry.
Lydia at Nowborry.
Watts at Clinton.
No wherry at Lydia.
Clinton at Watts.
Sil 11.011 LETTER.
Shlloh, April 2-.-~Tho fanners are
very bliay plowing and liopo In gel up
witii their work.
All the Shiloh pupils report a dandy
timn at the fair and are expecting ?''
nice time at the picnic at the close of
Miss Lelola Heliums and Miss Kdna
Owons were in Damons Monday shop
Mr. and Mrs. Kugeno WaSBon and
little son, .1. C.. spent Sunday with
Mr and Mrs. .1. C. Hellams.
Mr. Hill, of Donalds, was the guest
of Mr. Wiiiie frvln Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mis. Clyde Wilson spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Hel
Miss Margie Holder spent Friday
with hoT grandmother, Mrs. H. A
Owens, of Rabun.
Morn to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Chcslcln,
on April 20th, a little son.
Prof. Dairy Ilorsfall, director of
music at tin- Columbia Female col
lego, will give a concert at the Meth
odist, church Tuesday evening. May
Gth, beginning at 8:30 o'clock. No
admission will be charged but a sil
ver offering will be taken tip, the
proceeds to go to one of the chtircH
80Cletle8, The public is invited to
Elected Vice President.
At the meeting of the state medical
medical association held in Rock Hill
last week, Dr. J. H. Miller, of Cross
Hill, was elected one of the vice presi
dents. Dr. Miller takes a great deal
of Interest in the affairs of tho asso
ciation ami wieids considerable Influ
ent e in its deliberations.
? MOUNT OLIVE. ?
Mi. Olive, April 21. Dr. und Mrs.
.1. O. Mai tin visited their sou, Mr.
Osgood Martin at Ware Shoals last
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Hill visll?d
Mrs. Hill's mother at Cross Hill Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. .1. I!. Hill has recently moved
to Ware Shoais, where he has accept
ed a position installing machinery in
the new cotton mill.
Miss Hertha Holt returned last Mon
day from a visit to Lin wood College,
X. ('., Where she was the guest of her
MJIsses Sarah and RosJsto Cooper
spent Tuesday night with their un
cle, Mr. W. W. Cooper.
Master Charles Cooper entertained
finite a number of Iiis? friends at a
birthday party Saturday evening.
Mr. cieve Roland, who is traveling
for a big lightning rod concern, visit
ed his parents, Mr, and Mrs. I*\ R.
Roland, last week.
The farmers are very busy here
planting their crops. A lot of corn
has already been planted and some
are planting cotton.
The "at crop in this section Is fine
this time. If seasons continue doubt
less we will get a good crop.
.Mt. Olive school was not represent
ed at the school fair, at Laurens Fri
day, as our school has been out for
some time. Hope that the Improve
ment association will put some inter
est i ntho people and give us a longer
term and a better building. We think
much good could be accomplished by
such an organization
Feast of Thssomt.
Heginning Monday evening at 6
o'clock and lasting for eight days, the
.lews are observing the feast of the
Passover, commemorating the deliv
erance of the .lews from Egypt, Dur
ing this season only leaven bread is