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LAURKN8, H. C, AUGUST 27, 1918.
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receive the local news of all the
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butions.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
The seasons continue good.
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The watermelon crop has been the
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The .monetary situation in Wall
street Is not a circumstance to that
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In just a little more than two wcoks
the children will (ho hnpity ngaln.
School opens on the Sth of September.
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Regln to "slick up" the horses, cows,
Sheep and the goats and every other
living thin;; lor the county lair. Lot
malt?- it a hummer this year.
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With cotton soiling at twelve cents
now and the crop in Laureus county
giving promise of such a handsome
yield, there is ovory Indication of a
bountiful year for the farmers and
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It seems that the Uttermost (|U0S
tlon in the minds of our officials at
Columbia is not to make arrangements
to protect tile credit of the state, hut
to mike political capital out of an
unfortunate situation. Since the state
oliiciala have nevor before been at
such loggorhoads in former adminis
trations, all of us can easily put our
hands on the cause of the present
trouble. Mut, as to who the dear
people are going to believe when ex
planation's are made, there is consid
erable room for speculation.
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LOS3MS IIY HAD ROADS.
The greatest obstacle in the way of
those who lead in the good roads
tmovemont is indifference. We believe
that the real reason why the people do
no' become onfchuaod over the idea of
spending money for roads is because
thoy do not realize the bonollts to he
derived from them; the actual bcnoflts
in the way of dollars and cents. If
the people as a whole recognized the
waste in actual money that is going
on because of lack of good roads,
Whether or not they saw the losses in
other ways, we hcllOVO that they would
Vote to a man for a special tax for
As examples of the direct benefits
to he derived from the building of
good roads, the department of agricul
ture at Washington nives several in
stances in a circular letter, as fol
"The dlroct offect thaH. changing
bad loads into good roads has upon
land values and marketing prices, as
?well as the general economic welfare
of the community, is shown in several
offered to sell lor IISOU. In 1908 Ills
gathered by the If. s. Department of
Agriculture. In Lee coui ty, Virginia,
11 farmer owned inn acres which he
ocered to sell for $lsoo. in 1908 his
road was improved, and although the
farmer fought the Improvement, he
lias sine- refused $3,000 for his farm.
A nearby tract of IS8 acres is said to
have been sold for $6,000. After road
Improvement, the sann? farm was sold
for $9,000. in Johnson county Ala
bama, the people voted a bond issue
for $250(000 for road improvement.
The selling value at that time was $t?
to $15 per acre. The s ' ; price is
now from $lfi to $U"? per acre.
"In another state, two farmers liv
ing at equal distances from a cotton
market learaod by telephone that cot
ton had gone up in price $1.00 per
hale. Tho farmer on the had road
hauled ono bale of cotton which was
all he could get over that road. The
other farmer on the good road was
able to haul I hales. Tin; man on the
Kood road gained $4 by the rise in
.price, while his neighbor on the bad
road gained only $1.00. A farmer in
Sullivan county, Tennessee, had 100
bushels of Irish potatoes which he In
tended to market during the winter.
Owing to bad roads, he was unable to
haul tho potatoes at all. They rotted
Ill the collar. In the meantime, the
price of potatoes at a market point
went as high as $1.40 per bushel."
We might Klve an example ourselves.
Take two farmers living on different
roads about eight mP.es from their
market. Suppose one of them has a
better road than the other and the
man on the good road can haul six
bales of cotton to town whereas the
other can haul but four. Suppose it
takes an entire day to take the cotton
to town, sell It and return home, if
each farmer had twelve bales to BOh,
It would take the fanner on the go id
road but two days to haul his pro
duct to town, while it would take the
other farmer on the poorly worked
road three days. It Is seen that the
man on the poor road is losing a
whole day's work of a driver and team,
bosldes the wear and tear because of
the extra day's work and the wear
and tear because of rougher travel.
This question of Improving roads is
a plain matter of business. There Is
no question but that mouey spent
rightly for good .roads will be a great
Seining Now Illegal.
Many owners of land on the streams
of the county are kicking at the con
tinued seining that Is being done at
the present time and are anxious that
something be done to stop this ille
gal practice. The state law strictly
prohibits the use of soinos, nets or
traps of any kind between April 1st
and November 1st.
No Itace Suicide Here.
Uob Shell, an old negro from the
upper part of the county, doubtless
holds the palm in this section as an
exemplar of the truths expounded by
one Theodore Roosevelt on the subject
of race suicide. With sixty seven
years Of troubles and tribulations
marked up against him. Mob stands as
the father of thirty two children, the
youngest of whom is now four years
of age. He was married three times,
his last wife still living with him In
his house near OwlngS Station. He
says that he brought up all of his chil
dren as workers ami law-abiding citi
zens and that, of theiwenty seven now
living, none have over been convicted
Meeting of K. of l\
The rogular meeting of Laurons
liodgo No. 13, Knights of Pythias,
will he held Monday night to which all
the members are requested to come as
arrangements are to bo discussed for
the approaching district meeting.
Reunion at Kock Bridge.
At the suggestion of Dr. T. D. W.
Bailey, of Clinton, and under the able
management of a committee, viz., Dr.
Balloy, W. Watts Davis ami George M.
Davis, some of the families that rep
resent the Rock Itridge of the past
had a delightful reunion on last Frl
Rock Bridge has sent her children
far and near and comparatively few
were able to be present, but that few, a
hundred or more, some young, some
old and sonic middle aged, dolled time;
fathers and sons, mothers and daugh
ters-joined together In the race for
merriment. They sang and played
games, winding up with that beautiful
old song "God bo with you till we meet
The committee intends making this
an annual affair and to meet at the na
tural rock bridge from which the
place takes its name. Among the
homo comers were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Akerinan, of Macon, Ga., Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Davis, of Fountain Inn,
Mr. Marshall Williams, Mr. Hayne
Workman, and many citizens of Clin
ton who once belonged to Rock Bridge.
PHILOSOPHIC TURN OF MIND
Not Many Would Have Described Mis
adventure in the Terms This
As Miss Kaston got Into the ele
vator at a certain big school house
the Other morning she saw a boy,
whom she was sure was one of "her
boys," standing In a corner. He had
a pair of crutches on which he leaned
heavily, and Miss Ras ton, who knew
she had seen him sound and well onl$
the day before In one of her classes,
exclaimed in amazement:
"Well, well, what on earth are you
doing with crutches?"
"I met with a slight, accident a few
months ago," replied the boy In a
voice she did not recognize, and as
the elevator Stopped at that moment
he lifted his hat clumsily and got off.
Then she saw that one of his legs
was gone and that, ho was not one of
"The 'slight accident.'" explained
the elevator man to the perturbed
teacher, "was being run over by a
I rain, having one of his legs cut off,
his skull fractured and his right hand
badly mashed!"?New York Press.
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S. M. & K. H. Wilkes & Co.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
ITEMS IN CLINTON
Entertainment? of the Past Week und
l'erHoiiul Note? of Travelers Corn
log und ' "in".
Clinton, Aug. 25.?On Tuesday night
.Misses Gertrude and Kinma Hipp en
tertained about }'25 friends in honor
of .Miss Orrali Hess Little who has
lived in Clinton all her life hut is to
leave in September for her new home
in Pheonix, Arizona. The young peo
ple regret very much to see her leave
as she has always been very popular
with everybody and leaves a host of
friends who wish her happiness and
best wishes in her new home.
Miss Mary Sullivan of Laurens is
the guest of Mrs. .). Q. Phillips on
Broad street. ,
Miss White of Abbeville, is visiting
Mrs. Geo. Wright,
Miss Daisy Wilson of Bishopvllle, Is
the guest of Mrs. .J. W. Smith this
Miss Kdna White of Charleston, has
returned to her home after spending
some time here as the guest of Mrs.
Mrs. P. G. Kllison of Newberry is
visitin? her sister, Mrs. W. D. Cone
Mrs. minting ol Bultimoro and Mr.
Sloop and daughter, of Statcsville,
are spending the week with Mr. .1. W.
Mrs. James Keith of Columbia has
boon visiting Mis. W. I!. Owens this
Messrs. B, I.. Kin:;, Gary Dlllat'd,
High Simpson, A. I'. Little, .1. M. Pitts,
Downus Hell, Neil Tumor and It. S.
Bailey have returned from a trip of
both business and pleasure i: r-OW
York and Baltimore.
Mrs. A. M. Copoland is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Branch in Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. w. Crawford have
returned from Atlanta.
Misses Pearl Hays and Do!'""; Ma
son loft Monday to join the camp? i'S
at Stomp Springs.
Miss 13d will a Milam has returned to
her work in Atlanta after spending
two weeks witli her parents hero.
Miss Annette Todd of Greenville is
\isiting Mrs. It. Z. Wright this week.
Miss May me Lenke left this week
to accept a position with the C, N. &
L. railroad in Columbia.
Mr. Lawrence Keck has returned,
after spending two weeks at Glenn
Mr. Pierre Burdetto returned this
week from Atlanta.
Mr. John ('. Henry of Greenville,
spent Sunday with his parents in Clin
Mrs. Neville has returned from a
visit to her daughter, Mrs. John
Spratt in Laurens.
August the 21st, 1913 will long be
remembered by all who were present
at the reunion of the descendants of
Robin and Joseph Patterson, held at
the Robin Patterson spring near Lan
ford Station. After some time spent
in handshaking and pleasant conver
sation we were called to order by Rev.
W. B. Justus. Mr. W I\ Patterson,
the present head of the family, led
A sketch of the Patterson family
was read by Mrs. W. D. Patterson. An
old land-paper was read by Mr. .1. Lee
Lnngston. Rev. W. M. Owin'gs and
Rev. W. B. Justus made short and in
teresting talks. Misses Marie and
Ruth Patterson, Nellie Welborn and
Mr. llaxter DeShlelds sang some ap
propriate songs which were enjoyed
by all. We make especial mention of
the solo by Miss Ruth Patterson.
Rev. W. M. Owings made a motion
which was carried to have tho family
sketch and land paper printed in
pamphlet form for preservation. A
committee was appointed to attend
to this viz: Mrs. W. I). Patterson, Mr.
.1. Lee Langston and Miss Marie Pat
terson. It was decided to make the
Patterson reunion an annual event,
Thursday, before the fourth Sunday In
August, being the Unto and the Robin
Patterson spring the place. Eighty
three members of the family and thir
ty-three visitors were present. It is
needless to speak of the dinner. It
was there in abundance and was en
joyed by all, as were the luscious wa
termelons provided by Mr c. r. Pat
Mrs. W. D. Patterson.
Cone To llartsvllle.
Mr. J. A. Roland left last week for
llartsvllle, Where he will make his
home in the future. He has accepted
a very fine position in the large de
partment store of Mr. W. P. Coker.
Mr. Roland, who was city clerk here
for a few years, and a most e'dlelent
one, has had a fine business training
and will no doubt make a success In
his new home.
A nice Wall Flower# Pot Bracket,
made of gilt wire, only'lOo,
S. M. & B II. Wilkes & Co.
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. %
Mrs. A. ?. Gray ellghtfully enter
tained the Social Club Thursday af
ternoon at her beautiful home on
South Harper street, In honor of her
sister, Mrs. James Powell, of Wilming
ton, N. C. Mrs. Frank Cain:; and Ml38
Toecoa Calne served refreshing punch
to the guests soon after their arrival
and assisted in otlu1- way.} in making |
the afternoon pleasant. After a num
ber of games of Forty Two were play
ed, delicious ico.1 t'Ju and stuffed to
matoes were s ;rv id.
The announcement of the engage
ment of Miss Mary Sullivan to Mr.
James Davis, of Laurens, has been re
ceived with great lnterett and pleas
ure by a number of friends here. At
an announcement party, given in Lau
rens on Friday afternoon last, it was
Whispered that the wedding will take
place at an early date, probably early
in October. Charleston Evening Post,
Lancaster, August 2.',.?On Friday
afternoon, at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. R. ('. Drown, tiie engagement and
approaching marriage of Miss Flor
ence Drown to Mr. lt. F. Fleming, of
Laurens, was announced at an auc
tion bridge party, the marriage to take
place November .">, 1013. Fpon the ar
rival of the guests an informal recep
tion was held by Mrs. Drown, Mrs. S.
W. Heath, of Stoneboro, and the hon
oreo. Punch was served in the rear
hall by Misses Betsy Drown and (.'bar
lotto Jones. Later the guests wore in
vited into the dining room, beautiful
with tis tasteful decorations of white
roses and smllax, the color scheme of
green and white being effectively car
ried out by tin- soft light of numerous
lighted candles. the unique central
decoration for the lace covered table
being a bride and groom dressed in
evening costume. The table decora
tions being so suggestive, the guests
began to silently surmise. At this
point the tactful hostess distributed
the score cards bearing the following
inscription: "Brown-Flomlng, Novem
ber G, 1013." Naturally the game did
not proceed until Miss Drown was
showered with appropriate toasts and
best wishes. The groom, though ab
sent, was also congratulated upon his
good fortlin'O. Miss Drown is one of
Lancaster's fairest and most popular
girls and the accomplished daughter
of one of her oldest and most honored
citizens, Mr. W. McD. Brown. Since
graduating from Winthrop Miss Flor
ence has with great credit taught In
several cities throughout the State.
Her marriage, which promises to the
social event of the fall, will not be
void of its regrets that Lancaster will
lose so charming a daughter. Mr.
Fleming is also very popular In Lau
rens, where as a friend and sterling
business man he is respected and ad
In the game of bridge Mrs. George
W. Williams won the first prize, a
pair of silk hose, the honoree being
presented an exquisite pair of hand
embroidered towels. All the girls cut
for the consolation, which fell to Miss
Eliza Wylie, who. as the recipient of
the doll groom, was delighted, the
trophy being unique in its perfectly
tailored evening clothes. The an
nouncement of this engagement will
be of widespread interest in the State,
where Miss Drown and Mr. Fleming
have many friends.?News and Cour
M a ha lie j-Honnef.
A very beautiful marriage was that
of Miss Lutle Mahaffey to Mr. W. L.
Bennet of Hartsvlllc, S. C, which took
place at the home of the bride's fa
ther near Townvllle, at :*. ::50 o'clock
Thursday, August 14th.
To the strains of Mondelshon's Wed
ding March, beautifully rendered by
Miss Evelyn Nichols of Greenwood, on
the piano, and Mr. Frank Hawkins of
Townvllle on the violin, the wedding
party entered the parlor in the follow
ing order: ?
First came Miss Gertrude Mahaffey
and Mr. S. L. Shirley entering the par
lor from the front door, and after
marching to the center of the room
separated and stood on either side of
an arch decorated In green and white
color scheint! in parlor. Following
the. e came Miss Kate Shirley and Mr.
T. D. Jones, then Came the bride and
groom, taking their stand under the
arch, after these came Mr. L. M. Ma
haffey and Rev. W. D. Hawkins.
The Impressive ceremony was per
formed by Reh. W. D. Hawkins while
Schubert's Serenade? was effectively
played by Mr. Frank and Miss Kath
After the ceremony all assembled in
the dining room, which was tastefully
decorated in pink, white and green,
where cream and cake were served.
The bride wore a lovely white crepe
de chine, tilmed In lace. The brldo's
malds wore white lingerie dresses over
pink With pink girdles.
The bride and groom were the re
cipients of many handsome, as well as
useful presents which testified to their
Throughout the afternoon punch was
served In one corner of the porch by
Misses Addle Richardson and Mae
That night the bride and groom
spent in Greenville, leaving next day
for the mountains of North Carolina,
where they will spend several weeks.
After visiting relatives at Townville
for a short while, they will be at
home to their friends, at North, S. C,
Orangeburg county, at which place Mr.
Bennet is principal of graded school.
In honor of Andrew W. Roper and
daughter, Mrs. Gussie Rawls, and her
husband, Mr. T. J. Rowls, of Pales
tine, Tex., visiting the Roper brothers
and sisters in Laurens county, a fam
ily reunion was held on last Friday
at which all tiie brothers and sis
ters, except Mr. C. B. Roper and Mr.
Harrison Roper, were present. The
reunion was held at the country home
Of T. .Mac Roper. Brothers and sis
ters attending were L. H. Roper, An
drew W. Roper, T, .Mac Roper, .las.
E. Roper. II. B. Roper, Mrs. Delia
Acker, Mrs. Eliza Mahaffey and Mrs.
Sallie Bradley, these with their fami
lies making a total of sixty-live in
cluding the children and grand-chil
All gathered in the beautiful grove
shaded by large oaks and hickory and
spent the morning hours greeting
each other, talking over the experi-j
enccs of other years and recalling the
many pleasant things as well as sonic:
of the trying experiences of childhood
and of later years.
At 12:30 the well-filled baskets were
opened on a suitable table already
prepared with seats arranged near. A
bountiful dinner, consisting of all the|
good things to eat, was enjoyed by
We are sure the memories of the
day will linger in the minds of all
who attended, and especially with
the children, for many years will they
recall this pleasant gathering and
the hours thye spent with those whom
they have learned to love. May we
have the pleasure of another such day.
G. II. R.
Professional Notice -Havingresign
ed die presidency of (he Laurens Glass
Works, I will hereafter be founll n/my
office to attend to my medical Tuyfctice
and insurance business. I kyill bp
there at all businoss hours of the day.I
W. H. Dial, M. 1). 5-lt
Cows For Sale?I have two good
milch cows for sale. Write or see me.
A. R. Holmes, Mountville, S. C. 5-lt-pd
For Rent?One seven room cottage,
convenient to business section of the
city, in desirable neighborhood. Ad
dress J. C. Shell, City. 5-tf|
Salesman Wanted to look after our
interest in Laurens and adjacent coun
ties. Salary or commission. Address
The Victor Oil Company, Cleveland,
For Sale?A nice suburban home
with several acres of land well fitted
for truck farm or dairy. A good pas
ture all under stock wire fenlee. Ap-|
ply to Rev. B. P. Mitchell. 1-tf
For Sale.?A pair of healthy and
strong bay horses for driving or
farm purposes. Will work anywhere.
For further information write or seel
me. .1. H. Cunningham, Lanfords, S.|
Gin Saw Repairer?Owners of cot-|
ton gins can have their saws sharpen
ed and gins overhauled in a first class |
manner by calling on me. Price rea
sonable. J. E. Ledford, Laurens, S. C.
For Sale?1 registered Jersey bull;
1 registered Jersey milch cow, 3 milch
cows, 2 brood mares, and 1 stud colt,
2 years old April 10th. C. II. Pettus,
Harris Springs, S. C. 52-tf]
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTHR'S ANTISKPTIC HEALING OII?asur
Kical dressing that relieves pain and licals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
Low Round-Trip Rates
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Will be made for the
Standard Railroad of the South
St. Paul?Mlnneapollc, Minn.
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
September 15-20. Dates of sale, Sep
tember 11, 12, 13. Final limit, Sep
tember .'10, 1913. Fares apply from all
Emancipation Proclamation Bxpoal
tion (colored), September 1-I50. Dates
of sale, August 30 and September 15.
Final limit, ten days after date of sale.
Fares apply from all stations.
National Baptist Convention (col
ored), September 17-23. Dates of sale
September I I. 15, If.. Final limit, Sep
tember 2?;, 1913, Faro apply from all
Annual Encampment, Grand Army
of the Republic and Allied Organiza
tions, September 15-20. Dates of sale,
September 12 to 10, inclusiv". Final
limit, September -'7, p.m.!. except that
bv deposit of ticket and payment of
50 cents an extension until October 17
may be obtained. Fares apply from
New Orleans, La.
Grain Dealers National Association.
October 14-16. Dates of sale, October
11. 12. 13. Final limit, October 18,
1913, except that by deposit of ticket
and paynu-nt of $1.00 an extension un
til November s. may be obtained. Faros
apply from all stations.
International Dry-Farming Congress
and International Soil Products Ex
position, October 22-Novomber 1. Date*
of sale October is. 19, 20, 21. Final
limit, November t'<, 1913. Fare apply
from all stations.
Nasin llle, Tonn.
Southern Educational Convention*
October 30-Novombor 1. Dates of sale,
October 2S. 29. Final litnir, November
.">, 1913. Fare apply from all stations.
National Conservation Fxposition,
September 1-Noveinber 1. Dats of sale
August 30 to November 1. inclusive.
Final limit: To roach original starting
point ton days after date of sale, ex
cept that by deposit of ticket and pay
ment of $1.00 a 30-day extension may
be obtained, but in no case beyond No
vember :t, 1913. Fares apply from all
New Orleans, I,a.
United Daughters of the Confcdor
acy, November 11-15. Da'os of sale,
November S. !?, 1'.), 11. Final limit,
November 19, 1913, except that by de
posit or ticket and payment of $1.00
an extension until December 6 may
be obtained. Fares apply fromi all
Georgia-Carolina Fair, November 1
15. Dates of sale, November 5 to 14,
Inclusive, and for trains scheduled to
arrive Augusta before noon November
15. Final limit November 17, 191:5.
Fares apply from points in South
Negro Fair Association, November
18-21. Dates of sale, November 17 to
20 inclusive?, and for trans scheduled
to arrive Augusta before noon No
vember 21. Final limit November 2:'.,
1913. Fare apply from points in South
For rates, schedules, reservations
and any further information apply to
Ticket Agents of the
Standard Railroad of the South
Or write the undersigned,
W. J. CRAIG,
Passenger TralTic Manager.
T. C. WHITE,
General Passenger Agent.
Wilmington, N. C.
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This is No Pipe-Dream
We have a complete line of Briar and ^
Merschaum Pipes of all shapes, sizes \
and kinds that we are making special
prices on for THIS WEEK ONLY. j
If you want a good pipe cheap this \
is your opportunity. I
POWE DRUG COMPANY j
On The Square Laurens, South Carolina J
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