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Laurens, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. O. LANCASTER vlcc-Prcc.
ARTHUR LEB Sec. and Treas.
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L.YURENH, S. ('., MAY 28, 1918.
The Adrertlser will be glad to
revolve the locnl news of all the
communities In the connty. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not he
moiled later than Monday morn,
The schools of Che county are clos
ing tbo most successful season In
years, thanks to splendid teachers and
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Reports Of general rains again put
hope in the breasts of the fanners.
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Instead of "Sam Nichols of Dicta
graph Eamo," it will now be "Tom
Felder of Dictagraph Fame". Turn
about la fair play.
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The advantage and In fact the neces
sity of having watchmen on duty at
night in the city is apparent after the
successful tight against the little
blaze last uight, following the num
ber of serious Ores that have occur
red within the city within the past
months. Had the blaze last night
gotten such headway as 'have oth
er recent fires, the doom of that
home and probably others would have
been the same as those which have
been completely destroyed recently.
Discovery of tire at Its very Incep
tion is the prime factor in keeping
down lire loss. That many tires could
be avoided in Laurons were watch
men kept on guard during the hours
Of darkness cannot be contradicted,
for many blazes could bo discovered
before getting any great headway.
Fortunately last night, the Are be
ing at an early hour, it was discov
ered in time to prevent damage. Loss
fortunately, other fires have occurred
when no one was walkin? about or
awake on the premises. The police
department, should keep a man walk
ing over the business sect ion all dur
ing the night and if this were done
some blazes would be .seen before they
get beyond control.
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The proclamation of (Sov. Hleaso
ordering an election on the question
whether or noL Woodruff- Is to be
come a county-seat indicates that the
people of that hustling little town
mean business. The fact that they
have added another $200 to their de
posit with the olork of court to cover
the election expenses, and that with
out any demand from him, further
shows that they aro "heeled" for the
fracas. The fact that they have se
cured the order of election before
Fountain Inn eliminote.s that town
as an aspirant for county-seat honors
and "emoluments for the present. The
contest is now between Woodruff and
the field and we imagine that Foun
tain Inn is In that field, for tho terri
tories Wanted by those two aspiring
The Advertiser does not believe
that tbo people In either of these dis
tricts are going to vote In large
enough nunvbens to carry an election
for a now county. It does not believe
that tho people In those districts can
be Convinced of any great advantages
to accruo to them as a result of such
a formation. Yet, In spite of our con
fidence that the new county election
will not carry, ond we feel that most
of the citizens of Laurens feel as wo
do, yet. wo believe that some organiz
ed campaign sliould be conducted to
show the people of those districts that
it is to their advantage to allow the
counties as they are now made up to
The history of Laurens in the past,
including a number of failures to at
tain dealrod goals, will show that over
confidonioe at critical moments has
done more to bring about certain do
feats that ?ho has mot than any one
thing else. It might be that we are
overconfident in this matter and pos
sibly wo arc. In any caso wo should
profit by past experiences and begin
a campaign of enlightenment on this
momentous question. Wo do not want
1o seo those good pcoplo leave us and
wo should do what wo can to show
them that, they should still abide with
* Incident* of Personal Interest *
* T ou Children's Day. *
In tho audlenco at our annual Chil
dren's Day perhaps tho oldest was
Dr. A. C. Puller of Trinity and there
was no one more interested or pleas
ed than he. Wo had a pleasant chat
with the Doctor. Ho told us that our
father, tho late W. L. Cunningham
was a very special friend of his and
onco passed a compliment on him
that he had never forgotten and would
aiways appreolate. It was this: in
a crowd of friends he one day made
this remark "that if tho friends of
Dr. Fuller would always follow him
they would never go wrong" A beau
tiful tribute from one good citizen to
The strength of nations is in the
manhood that "knows tho right and
knowing dare maintain." Such a man
was my father, such a one Is his old
friend, Dr. Fuller. May his last years
be his best and may he be spared to
meet with us again on Children's Day.
One day last week just at sundown
wo passed an old farm house, desert
ed and untenanted, with three line old
oaks guarding It. "Mamma" said, the
little one with us "who used to live
there a long time ago?" "Old brother
F.lkln and he was our preacher at
Prospect so they tell me." "Did he
have any children?" "No, but there
was a girl lived with him, named
Fannie Bookhardt" and I met and fell
In lovo with Fannie Dookhardt's two
charming daughters, the sweet-faced
Misses Floise and Mary Brown of
Cross Hill, Children's Day! I felt
just like I had met long lost kinfolks,
though I never knew their mother,
her name I heard so often In my
childhood, 1 had a feeling that we
were sure enough "kin". When I
mentioned the fact to two of her old
chums, Mollle Cunningham Tcague
and Maggie Finley Martin, they cried
in unison, "Fannie Bookhardt's daugh
ters there and we not see them!" We
trust that at our neyt Children's Hay
Mrs. Brown will be able to come her
self, for she will receive a warm wel
come from old friends.
H. Terry, the genial merchant and
his good lady always try and get out
with us on Children's Day and Sat
urday was no exception. He always
feels at home at Prospect, however,
and though he i? not exactly in the
straight and nar w way In as much
as he is not a Baptist (but his good
lady is). Therefore he has a host
Of friends here. He ought to have
been a Methodist preacher though, for
he began eating at one table at the
corner of the church and ate all the
way round. The last 1 saw of him
he was passing around the corner of
tho church with a piece of fried
chicken in one hand and a quarter
of Aunt Mary Allison's fine potato
custard in the other! Now wouldn't
he pass for a Methodist parson?
Uncle John Finley had the very
great pleasure of meeting one of his
first cousins Saturday that he hadn't
seen on 30 odd years. The Rev. Mr.
Miller, the well-like.d Methodist
preacher at Waterloo. Truly Chil
dren's Day is the day of reunions.
A BN Kit DAVIS.
By. Wm. n. s.
He lived up on Mountain Creek, S.
C, and was a man of high nervous
temperament. Was mortally afraid
of thunder and lightning. Any unusual
noise would put him to flight. One
night he was lying asleep on his bed
with door nnd windows open to let
in the cool night air. A young heifer
got frightened nnd stampeded. She saw
tho open door and jumped into tho
floor or the cabin and ran right up to
Aimer's bed. &he was a bellowing
every step she made. Ahner threw his
feet over the bed rail and caught the
cow by the horns.. She was so strong
that she pulled the old man out Into
the floor. They then had It around
and around -Abner afraid to let her
loose and yelling at the top of. his
voice for help. And tho cow a fighting
to get away, and bellowing from fright
It was hard to tell which was scared
the worst, Ahner or the cow. Some
of the neighbors ran in nnd released
him from his unpleasant predicament.
What would you or I hp.vc done in the
case? We would have hid under the
bed. or jumped out of tho back win
do and made for the woods.
Dr. King's New Life Pills will re
lieve, constipation promptly nnd get
your bowels In healthy condition again
John Supslo, of Sanbury, Pa., says:
"They are the best pills I ever used,
and I advise everyone to uso them for
constipation, Indigestion nnd |lvor
complaint." Will help you. Price 2fic.
Recommended by Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co.
Tung8ton Kleetrlc Light Bulbs nt re
duced prices. 25 watt 40c. 40 watt 4Go.
fiO watt 60c. best carbon lights j6 C.
P. only 20c.
S. M. & E. IL Wilkes & Co.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Tho following announcement card
will be of more than usual Interest In
Laurens, where both Miss Curry and
Mr. illers are well-known and popu
lar: x *
"Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Curry an
nounce tho engagement of their
<laughter, Minnie Sue to Mr. Ixmnio
O'Bryan Hiera of Laurens, S. C, the
wedding to take place June 10th,
Mrs. W. !<;. Lucas delightfully en
tertained tho Bridge Club Saturday
afternoon. Miss Emily Meng served
refreshing punch to the guests upon
their arrival. Tables were prepared
for twelve and a very enjoyable after
noon was spent by those who were
present. A salad course with coffee
was served during the afternoon, can
dies having been placed upon the ta
bles during the play.
Mrs. J. N. Hudgens entertained de
lightfully Friday afternoon when the
regular meeting of the Social club
was held at her home. She took the
opportunity to Invite a number of oth
ers of her friends and made the af
ternoon a most enjoyable one. Tho
game of Forty Two was played. She
was assisted by Mrs. H. K. Alken and'
Mrs. A. H. Sanders. A delicious sweet
course was served during the after
A number of those who are partic
ularly fond of music made an informal
call on Mrs. W. E. Lucas Thursday
evening, after she had graciously con
sented to play for them. Quite a num
ber went out for the evening and Mrs.
Lucas played on the piano for them
in her inimitable style, rendering a
program tastefully selected, as welt
as artistically executed.
The final meeting of the present
course of the Wednesday club * was
held with Miss Frances Thames the
past week. A well selected program
was carried out after which delicious
refreshments were served. The club
will not meet again until the fall of
Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Alken entertain
ed Tuesday evening in their beautiful
homo on West Main street. Receiving
in line with them were Miss Tallulah
Neville, of Clinton, whose engage
ment to Mr. John Spratt, of thi3 city,
was recently announced, Mr. D. W. A.
Neville, of Clinton, Miss Lindsay, of
Yorkvllle, and Mr. John Spratt, of
Laurens. After the guests had arrived
a game of questions was played, the
answers being read aloud by Master
Hugh Alken to the amusement of the
guests. A delightful ice course was
served during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. .7. S. Dennett celebrat
ed their twentieth wedding anni
versary Monday evening by inviting
a large number of their friends to
their home for tho happy occasion.
Rev. J. D. Pitts, of Fountain Inn, who
performed their marriage ceremony,
was present and spoke a few words
congratulating them upon the many
blessings during their married life.
Delightful refreshments were served
during the evening. An array of
beautiful china gifts sent by their
friends on this occasion emphasized
the high esteem in which the cou
ple are held.
Miss Josio Sullivan entertained at
Bridge Friday evening in honor of
her guests, Miss Brand, of Wilming
ton, N. C. and Miss Oueinzius, of Wis
consin. She was assisted in enter
taining by her sister, Miss Sadie Sul
livan, and by Miss Amelia Todd. who
served punch during tbo evening. Af
ter a number of games wore played
delicious ice oream and cakes were
Miss Lucia Simpson was hostess to
her bridge club Thursday afternoon,
several invited guests being present,
to enjoy the evening. The total score
of the players since tho club began
w?s read by the secretary, Mr. R. V.
Irby showing the highest score and
Miss Helen Crisp the second highest.
During ihc evening a tempting salad
course /as served.
Cancels All Engagements.
T)r. John O. Clinkscnlcs recently
went to Laurens to deliver an address
and traveled out in the county about
nine miles. Ho contracted a severe
cold as a result, and upon reaching
homo has scarcely been able to talk
above a whisper. Ills physician has
put tho ban on Dr. Clinkscnlcs doing
any more college work this session,
or making any inoro nddrcsses.?
Card of Thanks.
Wo beg to thank our friends and
neighbors for tho many kind favors
and expressions of sympathy shown
us during tho sickness and death of
our father, Dr. McCarley.
Takes First Game ?Ith Watts. New
berry Won From Lydia by Score of
5 to 4.
Clinton, May 2G.?Before the largest
crowd of tho season the Clinton Mill'
team won Its fifth consecutive game
Saturday afternoon by defeating the
Watts Mill aggregation by the score
of 7 to 5. The game was well played
and exciting throughout. In tho second
inning Byrd weakened, allowing five
hits and six scores. The visitors ral
lied ib the sixth, when with one man
on bases, Dyrd hit for an easy home
run. Ballard was relieved In the sev
enth by Smith who twirled league
ball, striking out eight mon in three
Innings. Dyrd featured for Watts,
while Smith carried off the honors for
the home team.
Tho following Is the box score:
AB R BH PO A E
Leaiman, ss . . . .4 1 1 4 2 1
Poole, 3b ... .4 2 1 2 0 0
White, 2b . . ". .4 1 1 4 0 0
Smith, If, p . . .4 1 2 0 0 0
Fisher, c . . . .4 0 2 1 0 0
Watson, cf . . . .4 0 0 1 0 0
Ballard, p, If . . .4 0 0 0 0 0
Stroud, lb ... .4 1 0 2 7 0
Riddle, rf . . . .4 1 1 0 0 0
Totals ... .35 7 8 14 9
AB R BH PO A E
Hammett, ss . . .4 0 0 1 0 1
Simpson, If . . .4 0 0 1 0 2
Swink, lb ... .4 3 1 0 9 0
Fisher, 2b ... .4 1 2 2 0 0
Byrd, p.4 1 3 4 0 0
Ruff, C.....4 0 0 3 0 1
Bryce, rf . . . .3 0 0 0 0 0
Norman, cf . . .4 0 0 3 0 0
Culbertson, 3b . .3 0 1 2 0 1
Hill.1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals ... .35 5 7 16 9 5
Score by innings:
Clinton.160 000 000?7
Watts . .'.100 030 100?5
Summary: Batteries, Clinton, Ballard,
Smith and Fisher; Watts, Byrd and
Ruff. I'mpire, Jacobs.
Lydia vs >'ewberry.
Newberry, May 24.?Lydia and New
berry fought hard In a ten inning
game here Saturday afternoon to keep
one or the other from falling into the
cellar and as fortum visited Newber
ry, she won to the tune of 5 to 4. The
game, though lacking features, drifted
along with interest and proved to be
a pitcher's battle, Livingston getting
the better half. Bnrnctt was going
very good until the sixth inning when
he weakened and was relieved by Nel
son who did well until after two
were out In the tenth, Vaughn faced
him with a man on second and one on
first and smote the pill to deep right
center which scored the man on sec
ond, winning the game.
AB R IIB A PO F,
Purdie, If ... .5 0 0 0 4 0
Beacbman, rf . . .5 l l o 1 0
Jacks, 2b ... .6 0 t 5 5 0
Barksdale, lb . . .5 p 0 1 8 1
Rhoden, C, ss . .5 0 1 2 1 0
Rhoden, A., 3b . .4 1 0 2 3 0
Harper, c . . . .4 0 2 3 4 1
Barnett, rf, p . . . 4 1 l 0 1 0
Nelson, p, cf . . .1 l 0 o l 0
Totals . . '. .38 4 6 13 28 2
AB R IIB A PO E
Boozer, d . . .3 1 1 1 0 0
Bowen, 2b ... .5 1 2 4 2 0
Vaughan, 3b . . .5 1 2 4 2 2
Mills, cf.4 0 1 0 2 0
Troutraan, rf . . .3 i l l o o
Bishop, If ... .3 0 1 0 1 0
Wright, lb . . .4 1 0 0 13 0
Campbell, c . . .4 1 0 1 10 3
Livingston, p . . .4 0 '2 4 0 0
Totals ... .35 5 10 13 30 5
Score by innings:
Newberry.000 002 200 1?5
Lydia.001 100 101 0?4
Batteries: Newberry, Campbell and
Livingston; Clinton, Barnott, Nelson
Oood for All.
The announcement that Chicora
oollego will positively remain In
Greenville but that it will be moved
to a new slto where larger accom
modations will he provided comes as
good news. We have felt all along
that this would he the final outcomo
of tho agitation begun last year to
remove tho institution to another
city. While tho present location of
tho Institution Is a most beautiful
one, It cannot-bo denied that it is
hardly large enough to care for the
college, which Is steadily growing.?
Tht Oreenvillo Daily Pltdmont.
Wnsh out old sores, fostering
wounds and ulcers with DARBY'S
PROPHYLACTIC FLUID. It Is a won
derful disinfectant? and healing rem
edy. It heals tip running sores of
long standing that will not yield to
an ordinary liniment, because it de
stroys poisonous germs, cleases tho
sore of foul matter and helps nalture
to repair tho damaged flesh. Prico 50
Cents per bottle. Sold by Laurens Drug
* Some Trials of a Correspondent. *
When you give your weekly letter
to a friend to put in the oltice and
find, after the paper comes out, that it
is still in his pocket; and when you
write ".Miss Louise" and the printer
makes you say "Miss Louse"; and
when you can't be at a school closing
or sonu important meeting and you
ask some .bright boy to take notes
and write it up for you he promises
and fails you; and when your neigh
bor has company from "Georgy" and
?you fail to notice them because you
did not know they were in town; and
when you mention some visitors when
told of their presence and fail to men
tion others because you were expected
to know by intuition or in some other
such way of their presence; and when
you say many nice things about peo
ple and your town , and rarely ever
hear an appreciative word; and when
you finally say something that jars
some one a little bit, and they give
you "hail Columbia", you are ready to
say like old Jacob "all these things
are against me."
? SPECIAL NOTICES. ?
For Sale?Young Jersey cow vdth
young calf . Cow fresh in milk/ J.
M. Hellams, Gray Court, Route M.
Attention?We want to sell you your]
cultivators, harrows, grain cradles,
boos and heel sweeps or any other |
hardware. Our prices are right.
Moseley & Roland, 41-tf
For Sale?Several nice pigs, A\x
weeks old. $2.50 each. Apply to (Ifew
ls Anderson, Laurens, S. C. 44-lt
Lost?One gold open faced w-arfch,
engraved R. E. H. on back. Fol^ind
Masonic pon attached. $5.00 Reward
for its return to this office. fl-lt-pd
For Sale?A good mule. He is an
all around work mule?gentle and
safe. Will sell cheap for cash or. good
papers. E. B. Machen. 44*ft-pd
Lost?In the city cemetery
urday, $6.00 in paper money
please return to this office
ton of cemetery. 44-lt
Lost or Stolen?Saturday, May 171
a coat containing valuable papers^ A
suitable reward will be paid foj/ its
return to me. J. F. Hicks. Laurens,
S C. 4 l-'t
Byrdville Dairy and Stock Fiunu
jack is ready for service. Seojfhe
colts that won prizes at the Comity
Fair. W. D. Byrd & Son, R. F. D. 3,
telephone No. 10, Laurens, S. C.
Fens, Peas, Peas?For sale, pride
and samplo sent on appllcatijm.
Hattaway & Co., Spartanburg, S. C.
or i? sex- j
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
South Carolina's Oldest College
129th year begins September 26th
Entrance examinations at all the
county-seats on Friday, July 11th, at
9 a. m.
Full four year courses lead to the
B. A. and I). S. degrees.
A free tuition scholarship is assign
ed to dach county of tho State.
Spacious buildings and athletic
grounds, well equipped laboratories,
unexcelled library facilities, and the
finest Museum of Natural History in
Expenses reasonable. For torms
and catalogue, address
4 1-tf President.
When you feel ?SSK?
vous, tired, worried or despondent it is a
Mire sign you need MOTT'S NERVER1NE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make lifo worth living. Be suro and ask for
Mott's Nerverine Pills K'^JJiS!
WIILIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop*., Cleveland, Oliio
LAUREN DRUG CO.
Laurens. S. C.
IF YOU HAVE
A House to Move See
A. C. BRAMLETT
Laurens. S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmon* Building
Phons: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Jno. W. Ferguson C C. Feet ho rs tone
W. B. Kalght
FERGUSON, PBATHBRSTONE & KNIQHT
Attor&tyi &i Law
Laurens, S. C,
Prompt and careful attention given
Office Over Palmetto Bank.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVR'S TASTKT.KSft Chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and sure Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c
I RUN-DOWN PEOPLE
Made Strong by Vinol.
Run-down conditions are caused
by overwork, worry, too cloae con
finement, a chronic cough or cold,
which It la difficult to euro.
We waut to say to every person la
this condition?you need Vinol, our
delicious cod liver and iron tonic
without oil, the great strength cre
ator. It will supply iroa to tho blood
in tho most easily assimilated form,
create a good, healthy appetite,
strengthen your digestive organs and
mako you eat better, sleep better and
A case has just como to our atten
tion from West Scrauton, Pa., Mrs.
Chas. Proper says: "For three year3
1 was all run down, weak and had
no appetite, and after all that time
I am glad to say Vinol has brought
back my health and strength, which,
Is just what I was told it would do."
We are confident that Vinol is tha
best body-builder and ctrength^reator
we have ever sold.
Try a bottle on our guarantee to
refund your money If it falls to
benefit you. _
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Should be rewarded with
a present of some kind.
There is nothing more
pleasing or more lasting
than Jewelry. And there
is no better stock to select
from than ours.
Are You Going
To Give a Medal?
If so we can furnish you
with the better kind, gold
or silver and can do the
engraving in the desirable
style and promptly.
WITH THE HARVEST
On, you need Grain Cradles to cut
your wheat anil oats let us sell them
With Cotton up to a stand, this Is
the place to buy your Cotton Hoes,
Terrell Heel Sweeps, Jones Cotton
Fenders, Little Joe Harrows; also E.
Z. Fixed Cult ha tors to work out yonr
We sell Chicken Feed -do you ever,
sell spring chickens?
We want to sell yon Grange or Am
ber Cane Seed, Field Peng, German
Millet and Seed Corn to plant your
stubble land, after the grain Is off,
Have you tried Carnation Flour??
"It Is good enough for roe."
When you have money to spend turn
It loose at The ?Ig Store.
Laurens, S. C.
B. R. TODD
Engineering and Contracting
Land Surveys a Specialty
Concreto Work Skillfully done or In
Drnvvlngs and estimates of all Kind.
Telephone No. 346
Laurens, S. C.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
noya and bladdor? Havo you
loin*. side, back and bladder?1 if?S voS
a nnbl.y nr-ponran< ? of Iii?. fA/?.-***L you
ourc you-DriiRRlHt. l'rlco 60o 8 WlU
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Lanrens, 8, C