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Mr. Hal Alormon is spending a few
days -in Columbia.
Mr. John Watts arrived last Friday
- to spend awhile with hoimefolkr
Mr. Dick Meredith a formier Lau
rens boy Is spending awhile here vis
iting relatives and friends.
Miss Lillian Withers and Miss Lou
ise Thames of Charleston spent a few
kdays last week with Mrs. H-. K. Aiken.
Mr. J. Calhoun McGowan, who now
has headquarters in Charlotte, spent
sevoral days in the city this week.
Miss i vle and Kate Siands of Clin
.ton 'spent Thursday night in Laurens
as the guest of Miss Dot ludgens.
Mr. C. o. Teague of Mountville Route
One, was a visitor in the city yester
Mr. Ford Franks is spending a few
days in the lower part of the state
buying cotton for.Cooper and Griffin.
Miss Bertha Hlinshaw will arrive to
day to take charge of Davis-Roper
Company's millinery department.
Mr. Julius Sitgreaves has returned
honie after a short vacation spent In
Charloston and other points,
'Mr. It. J. McGhee, who formerly was
with King's Hotel was here yesterday.
Mr. McGhee is now located at Chick
Mr'. Walter Manley has returned to
Florence after spending the week
here with his parents on Laurens
Miss Kathleen McGee of Horse Cave,
Ky., has arrived in the city to spend
the winter with her cousin, Mrs. C. L.
Miss Mary iDanion returned to her
home in Charleston last week after a
very pleasant visit to Miss Mildred
Mir. Ryan Martin, of the Madden
comnitnily, left yesterday for Plied
Mont college, Dlemorest, Ga., where he
will study this year.
Mr. .J. It. Nash has moved to La:n U
drum wh'ere lie will go in business,
witl his son, Mr. .M. L. Nash, who has
been living there for several years.
mi s Ella Reed of West Virglini'.
has arrived in Lau rens to fake el harge
of the m1iillinvery' (epar'tmn't of Swit
Mlr. and MIrs. C. C . llnkin anid fam -
ily, who have been spending the sum -
mler at Montireai, returned home last
A Mrs. (ormge (Ist has retlrnie0d homei
after spending a few dlays with home
folks In Yorkville. Mir. (iist went
over to spend the past week-end.
-r. L. G. Roff spent the week-end
in 1?,'tlerfordton, N. C., where his
Lrother-in-law, Mr. Sam Dorroh is be
ing treated in the hospital.
Misses Alberta and Olivia Riddle
have i'etuirned fron a delightful visit
'to relatives and friends in Spartan
Messrs. D). A. D~avis and T1. J1. Mc
Alister' have returned from the north
-er'n' markets where they purchased a
liberal liine of goods for the Davis
Miss Annie Aiken, of Grieenwoud,
has been spbendling several (days in the
tity as the guest of Di'. and Mirs. Hi.
K. Aiken while on lher' way home
trbrm the inountains.
Air. Ubik~y henderson, of Greenville,
spent Sunday fin '(he city with his par
ents, having conmc down through the
country ini his new automobile. He
'was accompanied by Mr. TPom Hender
son, who had been visiting him for
Air. Sam Kellett, who 'has been 'a
poipular member of the Powe Drug
Company staff, left Monday for his
home in Fountain Inn where he will
take a few days vacation before en
tering the South-Carolina Medical col
Dr. J. H. Tongue, accompanied by
Mrs. JT. M. Simmons and Mm's. W. J.
Cluck, of Mountville, and his two lit
tle 'boys, Calvin and Martin, motored
to Atlanta last week to attendl the'
Southeirn Conference of the Univer
salist church. The return trip wias
made in record braking time, the ma
chine averaging over twenty miles an
hour from Atlanta to La-urens.
A mari'iage ar'oundl which centered
-great interest was solemnize.d last
'Wednesday at aix fhirty in Hlenderi
- sonvyllie when Miss Mamie Cairolyn
Wilson, the dlaughter' of Mr. and Mrs.
Gheorgo D. Wilson, became tihe bride
'of Mr. Samuel WV. Tivils, R1ev. JT. M.
'chives, pastor of the Presbyterian
- hurchi performed the ceremony in a
'very impressive manner. The bride
is a very popular and attractive young
lady of L~aurens county, while the
groom Is a prominent business man
of Knoxville, Tennessee. Immediately
after the marriage they left for a short
stay in Asheville, after which they
will be at home to their .many friends
v k 'Knoxville.
CAREER OF CRIME
Itecord of Notorious Yeggman liends
Like Fiction. I s Again Awaiting
Spartanburg, Sept. 5.-Since the ar
rest in North Carolina last month of
James Johnson, alias "Portland Ned"
the noted 9Ese robber who escaped in
April, 1913, from a .deputy United
States marshal in Governor Cole .
Uleases' offlce in Columbia, much in
formation has been obtained here
from ofilcial sources as to the manner
of his escape, his criminal record and
hlis recent operations which brought
him afoul of the law again.
Besides the many crimes of which
"Portland 'Ned" has been convicted,
most notable of which was the $10,
000 safe robbery at Enoree, Spartan
burg county, he and his associates
tile desperate band of "yeggmen" who
invaded the South a dozen years ago
are accused in this state alone of
stealing $3,500 from a bank at Fort
Aiili inl September, 19Q2, $6,500 fron
a bank at Mullins in 'Deceiber, 1902,
and $7,000 from a cotton 'mill at Newry
in December, 1903. In addition indict
ments are pending against Johnson in
the Federal Court for three postotilce
robberies in South Carolina-at Pros
perity, Fort Mill and Clemson College
"Portland Ned's" career of crime, as
described in official records of the
postofflce department, is as thrilling as
fiction. le has never hesitate to adopt
the boldest methods to escape from
custody and for that reason the Fed
eral authorities have suggested to the
sheriff of Giulford county, N. C., where
the robber is now in jail, awaiting
trial for a -postoffice robbery at Ply
mouth, N. C., that special guards be
placed over Johnson, to keel) him un
der surveillance day and night.
For the Enoree and other Souti
Oarolina robberies, "Portland Ned"
was arrested in Baltimore, Md. in De
cember, 190-1. Prior to his arrest lie
had boasted that he would never )(
taken alive again. \Vhen taken irto
custoly on that occasion, it Is learncd,
!C was lying on a couch with his rif -t
-an(d grasping a forty-foui' Calibre I
vol ver' under his head, with a blaiii
iitrowna over him11, on which li; m .s
tress With hcr' auitnt's haby in her ar: t
u lyIng. W'hen ollicer s forced .11n
entry 11nto (Ihe honsew they n1otletil 1.1(
sIspileions arI'anagetlieit Of the blanl ut.
011k of the oflieeits turned it, hack 1 .A
cic i('kly grasped "Portlaid Ned's I -
%\Vver undtier the protectloll of otl :r
revolvers covering the desperado.
.olhson, sentenced to seven yearls
im1prisonilleit ill the 'itted States
Pei itentiary, at Atlanta, for a postoft
lice robbery tn Si-artai'urg colty,
made a desperate etfort, while Fe-ving
tihe sentence, to escape. IH complailned
of an illness and asked to be taken to
the city for an operation. ils ire
quest was granted, but while they
were on their way he threw red peppet'
into the guard's eyes and tried to fiee.
TiTlis rsulted in the forfeiture of the
usual commutation for' goodi behavior.
lie was released fr'om the Atlanta prls
o~ . Juhy I, .1911, but was immediately
aaprehetnded by Sheriff W. J. W'hite, of
Sir~ztanibulrg county, brought here and
convicted of the Enoree robbery andit
sen'lt to the State Penitentiany al. Co
litibia, for a ten year' term, bitt was
lated iparoled by Governor Blease. lie
escaped from the governors' omeec
when a deputy mar'shah sought to re
Deputy Sheriff H. J. Walker. of
Mayodam, Rocklngham County, N. C.,
sent .to the postomele authorities last
month a post card photograph of 'two
burglars, giving their names as G. T.
Conway and J. P. Lister. The photo
gr'aph was referred to Hardy T. Greg
cr'y, postoflice insi'ector in charge of
tile WVashington district, the terror of
"yegg'mon." Hie at once recognized the
n-.an giving his name as IAster, as
James Johnson, alias "Portland Ned."
Investigation disclosed the following
A secti on foreman, residing at Wal
nut Cove, N. C., .whose r'esidence had
been rob~bed saw the two burglars on
August 3, lest, at a water tank two
iles north of Walnut Cove. Subse
quienitly, accomp~anied b~y three 111en
fr'om WVahnut Cove. lie proceededl on Ihis
cat' to the location. When tile car' was
stoppeJd the two suspects immilately
made(1 a dash for thte rivet', carrying a
satchel, a bucket, anid a packgo. Otn
getting into0 the wvater' thecy discarded
their baggage and throw upi their
hands in response to shots fired by3 the
four mced. One of the suspects had
in lisa possessilon a razor'. ,They wer'e
commiltted to the county jail, at D~an
burry, N. C., in dlefatlit of $500 bail.
As a result of a search matde In the
river thle satchel carried by the sus
ipeets was recovered and ,was found
to cotntain two lar'ge revolvers andI
s afe-blowing equipment, incluin~ltg ni
troglycorin, dynaimite caps, fuse and
soap. The bucket contained three
cooked chickens and the package
loaves of broad, indicating they had
provided food for a "layout" in con
nectionl with a burglary-possibly of
the cotton, mill at Mayoden-in order
to avoid the risk- of prdouring meals
f:oiii any person Just prior and subse
(Illent to the burglary planned.
They were then charged with having
b-1'glar's tools in their possession and
Ihelr ball was Increased to $700. They
CaIsed a telegram to be sent to an ad
d.-ess at Philadelphia, Pa., asking that
3,000 be immn1ediately sent them.
News and 'ourier.
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PEDRILINEistlhetrade-innrk name given to an
Intro kd e. iitt disaTatelebsSyrup, pleas.
ant akead does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it N Quinine'
Also especially adapted to adults who caunot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringins In ie enad. Tr
it the next time you need Qu nine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
name FlUBRzLINi; Ns blowu in bottle. 25 ceuns.
FRtENCH C.APITAL 3MOVED.
3MInisters Announce Iemoval to Ilor
dellux. Fight in the Anir.
Paris, Sept. 3.-A proclamation has
just been issued by the government
announcing that tile goveiri'llient de
partmllents will be transferred tell
porarily to rordeatux.
The proclamnaLlon was issued by thd
minister of tile interior, wlo said the
decision had been taken solely upon
tile denand of tile military authori
ties because the fortilled places of
Paris, while not necessarily likely to
be attacked, would become the pivot
of the field operations of tile two
The building of supplementary de
fence works is proceeding vigorously,
Several of the gates of Paris wei-e
closed .to traie last night.
A flght in the air over Paris took
place this evening. Three German
aerophanes hovered over the capital
and imndiately two French machines
were sent up to engage them.
Meanwhile rifles and iachine guns
mounted on public build-ings kept up
a constant fire. By this .mneans one
of the German machines became sep
arated from the others and the Frelleh
aviators flew swiftly in, its diretioll.
h'ei Crimans opened fire to whichi
tle Frenchmen re ied vigorously. 1
The elgagelmelnt smed to turn'll to
the disadvantage of tie German, who
r o:nted s:eed lo a higher lvm.
New FllSt lesfo
Blue Russia GreeparN
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'ORNS QUiT, PAINS
STOP, WITH "fETS-IT"
Quit Plasters. Salves and What-Nots.
After using "GETS-IT" once you
will never again have occasion for
asking "What can I do to get rid of
my Corns " "OUETS-IT" is the first
sure certain corn-ender ever known.
If you have tried other things by the
score and will now try "GETms-IT"
you will realize this glorious fact.
.Yet" U i.,h
* Corn.? U
Th,.il Vur.ah1h -i
You pirobably are tired st ing on
tape that won't stay stu , plasters
that shift themselve- - -it on your
corn, coitraptlons t * 'make a bun
(Ie of your toe all( press right down
on the corn. Put two drops of
"G ETS- IT" on that corn in two sec
onds. The corn is then doomed as
sure as night follows day. The corn
shrivels. There's no pain, no fuss.
If you think tihis sounds too good to
be true try it tonight on any corn,
callus, wart or bunion.
"GE'TS-iT" is sold by druggists
everywhere, 25c a bottle, or sent di
rect by E. Lawrence & Co. ,Chicago.
"GEjTS-IT" is sold in Laurens by
Laurens Drug Co. and Rays Pharna
and holding this position, was saved
from further attack. He finally dis
appeared in a northwest direction over
Fort Ronalinville after a vain pur
The other German aeroplanes also
escaped the fire of the guns, and after
circling about for a considerable
time, disappeared from viow.
A(AREE NOT TO MAKlE PE.IE.
IHussin, Enlgland and Frane(. Must All
Three Attree First.
Londonl, Sept. 5.-Rissia. France
and Great lritain today signed an
1hgreelen t that Inone of the tihr-ee
w'oti'l: -.1( 1P1ace withouit the conmat
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