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Capt. J, W. Copeland, of Clinton,
was a visitor in the city.yesterday.
Mr. W. E. Darksdale, of Spartanburg
spent Sunday in the city with relatives
)dr. J. ED. Allen of Honea Path. Bpelt
the day here .ydsterday on business.
Mrs. S. B. Wilson and Miss Annie
May Bryant spent the week-end in the
city as the guests of Mrs. J. S. Maclien1
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Owens, Jr., of
Clinton, have been visiting relatives
In the city for several days.
Miss Susie Hodges, of Greenwood,
has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Lancaster for several days.
Magistrate M. A. Cannon and Mr. U.
C. Watts, of Mountville, were in the
city on business Monday.
Miss Loulse Fleming, of Greenwood,
has been spending several days In the
city with Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Fleming.
Miss Hester Cooper spent Saturday
in Clinton as the guest of her friend,
Mrs. F. R1. Miller.
Mr. Calhoun McGowat, of Char
lotte, spent the week-end in the- cily
with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thos. Garrett, of
Gray Court, were in the city oil buS
Mr. and Mirs. John Y. Garlington, of
Chicago, are visiting relatives in the
city for a few days.
Mrs. Jessie Hodges, of Roanoke,
Ala, has been visiting her brotiher,
Dr. H1. K. Aiken and Mrs. Aiken for
Mrs. E. H1. Wilkes,' Mrs. Aiken and
Mrs. Hodges will go to Clinton today
to attend a party given by Mrs. W. B.
Miss Ludie Taylor, of Princeton, is
sitopping several days in the city with
telatives on her way home fron Co
Mrs. G. S. Northey and little son,
Grose, Jr., of Columbia, are visiting
Mrs. Northey's mother, Mrs. C. C.
Cooper of this city.
The friends of Mr. Charles Simpson
will be glad to know that his condition
is improving at the Baltimore hospital
where lie has been for several weeks.
'Dr. Isadore Schayer spent several
days in tile city last week on his way
to Columbia from Cincinnatti, where
he has been taking a special course
for some time.
Misses Nellie and Lenora Thomp
Eon, now students at Greenville Fe
male college, spent the week-end in
the city with their parents, Auditor
and Mrs. J. W. Thompson.
Miss \Villie Hicks, who has been
spending some time in Knolville,
Tenn., has returned iome. She wias
tecompanied by Miss Natalie Miller
who will be her guest for several
Miss larriett Simpson who is at
tending Chicora College spent the
week-end in Laurens withl homoefolks.
She was accompianied b~y Miss Mary
Em~lma Glee, who was her gluest for tile
42-piece Dinner Set free at the
Booster Store. Read the Booster atd
in this pa per and hlel). your favorite
Booster. J. C. BURNS & CO.
SOUTHERN EXPRESS C'0. Tro HELlP.
Will (Carry Christmans P'resents Intend
ed For Foreign Countries Free of
C'harge. Ship will sail Nor, 10th.
The Southern Express Company
has announced that they will carry
free of charge all packages intended
for tile big 'Chlristmas ship1 that the
.American peCole are planning to send
to destitute peoles0 of tihe Eulropeani
wvar countries. As annlouniced several
weeks ago ini the piapers plans are on
foot to send( one of Uncle Saoms big
battleships across the Atlantic laden
with Christmas presentS 'for the chii
dIren of Europe. The governmlient has
promiisedi to furInishl thle ship1 and big
plans are on tile way ror filling it with
ali kinds of presents. In order to en
colurage tis beautiful tribute of tihe
Americana people tile Souther~n Ex -
jpr'ess Company offers to hlaul free of
charge al11 packages intended for this
cause. Any plarcel weighing upj to one
hlundred pounds wvill be ifhuled free,
Tihe following letter sent to all of tile
r u~ents by Superintendent Bulckner ox
1)p lls tile nmethods of shipping:
Wiilmlingtonl, N. C.,
October 2711h, 1914.
Shlipmnents or Christmas gifts dlonalt
ed1 for th lih(ildren'C~ of INuriope, for for
warding oni Unitedl States governfent
st eamners from Broolyn November
10th,. will be. carried free to Blrooklynl
from points whelre express service is
Pecessary b~ecaulse of the limited timle
before sailin~g date.
,Shipments musct be~ limited to oe
huntdred pounds and be mlarked
"Christmas gifts for the children of
Europe" and should be started in am
pie time to r'each Brooklyn forty-eight
1hours before November 10th.
. THURSDAY MORNING
Ifa nt Young Man Shot While in
the Yard of Leading Citizen.
A very deplorable affair occurred
during the early inorning hours of
Thursday, about 4 o'clock sa. in., when
John Watts, age 22, son of A';soci.tte
Justice R. C. Watts, was shot in the
lower part of the abdomen on the right
side by Mr. Eugene 14. Wilkes while
the former was apparently seeking to
make an entrance to the sec'ond story
of Mr. Wilkes' residence from a small
China berry tree on the west side of
the house. From all appearances
young Watts was under the Influence
of whiskey at the time and was not re
sPonsible for his actions.
Mr. Wilkes came to his regular
*lace of business Monday morning
whero he talked unreservedly about
'he affair, stating that it was his de
&re 'that the public be acquainted
with the full details so that they might
-3ec that he was not at fault in shoot
ing. H-e expressed himself as being
very sorry that the incident occurred,
but that he felt himself entirely justi
According to the account of the af
fair by Mr. Wilkes, he and Mrs. Viikes
wore first awakened abou; three-thirty
in the morning by the harking of the
neighbor's dogs at a Man walking
heavily on Main street from the (i
rection of the public square. The
sounds died away as the man reached
the neighborhood of the Wilkes resl
dence when it is presumed that he
turned uII the unpaved street running
along the west side of the house. This
opinioa was confirmed shortly after
wards 'when sounds were heard as if
someone was climbing the high
"blind" fence on the side of the house.
Mr. Wilkes thought possibly some one
was trying to steal coal and it being
a very cold night he did not attemnt
to prevent it, preferring to lose the
coal than to have trouble. A few min
utes later, however, some misgivings
were felt as to the intent of the in
truder -when he was heard walking
around tile yard. Thereupon Mr.
Wilkes arose and looked out of the
window to see who it was, while Mrs.
Wilkes went to the back door where
she remembered a step-ladder rested
against tile house, leading to the roof.
Meeting no response from repeated
calls and not seeing anyone, they' re
turned to bed and were relieved short
ly after to hear the intruder climb the
fence again as to go away. This was
not tile last of tile affair, however, for
very soon Mr. and MArs. Wilkes were
soon, startled to hear sounds in the
side yard, which is unfenced. Both
arose and with pistol in hand Mr.
Wilkes opened the blinds and survey
ed the yard. Amid the branches of at
China berry tree about ten steps away
froni his window and very close to the
piazza, he espied the form of a man in
an overcoat with his hand stretched
out to the edge of the pilazza roof as
if prepaing to swing himself upi. Mr.
Wilkes hailed him once, then again
anld againi. After the third call and
awvare of Is own dainger from attack,
Mr'. Wilkes states thlat he ailied at tile
leg of the man aind shlot withl the hlope
of disabling r'ather thlanl killing him11.
Tile man aiternlately 811(1 and fell to
tile grouind and stood fac iig Mr'. Wilkes,
wile again called onl him1 to surr'aender.
H-arry' Wilkes, the young son of Mr.
Wilkes, whoe roomed just overhead, al
so called to the stranger several times
and neither receiving any reliy, Mr.
Wilkes shot againi. The mani thlere
typon made a burst for tile sidewalk,
where lie-halted again and Mr. Wilkes
shlot again, this being the third time.
Tile figure rapidly ran iinto the street
toward tile west anid in a few minutes
w'as found in tile piazza of Mr. B. L,.
Clardy. Mr. Wilkes thinks the fIrst
shot took effect.
As soon1 as he couldl reacih the tele
phone Mr. Wilkes states that lie called
for the police stationl and Oficer D~od'
son' answvered. Mr'. WVilkes told 1him1 to
comie to his housie where' lie haid shot
at an inltr'uder, whiomi lie ..thought lie
had lilt once. Offncers Dlodson aind
Davenport rushed to file scene while
Mr. Wilkes hlurriedly di'r5sed andf
eimer'ged in time to meiet the police
men at the sidewalk in front of the
hlouse. A search was immiediately imadle
for the mani and endeld at the home of
Mr. Clardy, wher'e young WVatts had(
runif into the piazza aind fallen. While
running lie had pulled off his Ooercoat
and It was found uniderneath himn. A
few feet away in a i'ocking chair' lie
had also dropped a bottle of whiskey.
Mr. Cliardy had( found him thier'e- when
awakenedi by tihe noise. As soon as
the idlentity of the young man was dis-.
ceed~ Mr'. Wiikes directed that a
iphysician he0 calledi and( that lis father'
Ie nloitified and( both of these things
wvere done. Upon the ai'iivail of the
phystiin a hurried examination wvas
mnade and( lie was carr'iedi to tile Julia
Irby sanitarium, where lhe lias 'since
received eonstant attention.. A few
hours after tile affair, a specialist was
summoned from Columbia and 1he ar
rived about noon on a special train.
1lheamination of the wdund developed
that the ball had entered the lower
part of the abdomen on the right side,
ranging upward, and had punctured
the Intestines in four places, the Pall
not being located. The perforations
were sewed up and other measures
taken to ensure his recovery.
An examination of the Wilkes prem
ises the following morning showed
where young Watts had scratched the
white-wash from the fence with his
feet in endeavoring to climb the fence
and -where, he had placed a pile of
rocks to aid in getting over. On the
outside of the fence was one of his
shoes 'and in the back yard was the
other one. In the back yard also were
tracks he had made while walking
around beneath the trees.
How young Watts came to be in the
vicinity at such an unseasonable hour
is as yet unexplained as his physicians
have not allowed him to talk. -It is
known, however, thai he returned
from an automobile trip to Greenaille
about three-thirty o'clock and parted
with his friends on the public
sjuare, going up West Main street
where he had several friends with
whom he had often spent the night.
At the time lie was already consider
ably under the influence of whiskey.
As his own home is about a mile from
the public square it is surmised that
lie was endeavoring to reach the home
of one of these friends in this vicinity
and that, temporarily crazed by drink,
he was attempting to get in without
disturbing other inimates. At an' rate,
it is the consensus of opinion that lie
was not responsible for his action at
the time of the occurrence.
.\ir. Wilkes, in discussing the re
sponsibilitty for the affair, stated that
he regretted it very much but that he
felt himself amply justified in the
premises. Leaving out the consider
ation of the danger to himself as lie
faced the intruder, he said that it was
either a case of allowing him to take
possession of his place or shoot and
lie did the latter with the intention of
wounding rather than killing. Mr.
premises. Mr. Wilkes states that he
could easily have killed hif if he had
wanted to, as there were but a few
stepis separating them.
In the city much sympathy is felt
for both parties as both of them are
very popular in their respective cir
cles. The condition of Mr. Watts has
been a source of anxious Inquiry since
the-unfortunate affair and Mir. Wilkes
has been the recipient of many ex
pressions of confidence and sympathy.
H-e has kept in constant touch with the
lospital and has been Very solicitous
of ir. Watts' condition.
If streI0uus el'ct-iol night
Upsets you--tis wihl put you rigtlmt:
0 0 0
Now 15c for :1-oz bottdle (usedl to be
2:e): 25e for 7-oz biottle (used to be
-12-piece Dinne)'Jiet free at the
Boosteor Store. adi thie Boostm ad"(
in th is pa per and helidp your faIvr~rite
Booster. J1. C. IHUlNS & CO.
It flcally Does llelieie Rtheumiatismn.
E~verybody who is amlicted with
Rheumatism in any form should by all
means keep a bottle of Sloan's Lini
ment on hand. The minute you feel
pain oir soreness in a d6int or muscle,
hathe it with Sloan's ~iniment. Do not
rub it. Slean's i) n rates almost im
mediately right to jtje seat of pain, re
lieving the hot, ti der, swollen feel
lng and making the part easy and~
comportable. Got a bottle of Sloan's
'i~nimient for' 25 cents of any druggist
and~ have it in the house--against ('olds
sore and swollen joints, r'hieumatmim,
neuralgia, sciatica and~ like ailments.
Y'our' money back if not satisfied, but
it dlons giv'e almost instant r'ellet'.
We are Hammering
at. our bulsineses ot' shoeing horse I(inli
tilp to1, fasioni, and we arme lnown to
ianke the best and1( miost durble1
liIer;eshioes in thle neighiborhllood. I'asy
.'tter's t.oo, that. arie as1 a(ceptalhe to
tile beast as to its owmier, C'onsldc'tng
the quality of our1 wor'k our1 ipric.es are
exceedingly reoasoniable. You cani
save iioney hereo and sill got the 'most
J. D. SEXTON & SON
LAURENS. S. C.
It's the New Way, and You'll Forget
You Ever Had Corns.
"Two drops put on in 2 seconds, corn
shrivels, comes clean off!" That's the
marvelous story of "GETIS-IT", the
niow-Plan corn cure. Nothing can be
simpler for thb cure of corns-and it
never fails. i'Phat's why millions of
people are using "GETS-IT" today,
NoCornt to Bump;
No Pain. U
and throwing a way their fussy pla, -
ters, stichy tape. Itoe-eating salves,
and "wrapping outfits" that make a
bundle arotind the toe and choke it
into pail by pressing either on or
around the corn. There is nothing
to stick to your stocking, jrothing to
cause inflanh ntion orr wiess, noth
ing to pres. , 01 ori n' Id the corn.
You apply t in 2 . .onds. No more
kives, rso or files, with
their bloo -soi dangers. Try
"GETS-lT" for that corn, callus, wart
"GTS-1' " is sold by druggists Vv
erywhore, 25t a bottle, or sent direct
by 1. Lawrence & Co., Chicago.
"GIETS-IT" is sold in Laurens )y
Laurens Drug (o. and Itlays Pharmacy.
MOST CRUEL OF RELIGIONS
That of the Ancient Mexicans Surely
the Most infamous Recorded
The temples were called teocalli or
"God's house," and rivaled in size as
they reembled iu form the temples of
ancient Babylon. They were pyramids
on a square or oblong base, rising in
successive terraces to a small summit
platform. The great teocalli of Huit
silopochtli in the City of Mexico stood
in an immense square, whence radi
ated the four principal thoroughfares,
its courtyard being inclosed by a
square, of which the stone wall, called
the coatepantli or serpent wall from
its sculptured serpents, measured
nearly a quarter of a mile on each
side. In the center, the oblong pyra
mid of rubble cased with hewn stone
and cemented. 375x300 feet at the
base, and rising steeply in five terraces
to the height of 86 feet, showed con
spicuously to the city the long pro
cession of priests and victims wind
ing along the terraces and up to cor
ner flights of steps. On the paved plat
form were the three-story tower tem
pies on whose ground floor stood the
stone images and altars, and before
that of the war god the green stone
of sacrifice, humped so as to bend the
body of the victinj that the priest
might more easily slash open the
breast with his obsidian knife, tear
out the heart and hold it up before
the god, while the captor and his
friends were waiting below for the
carcass to be tumbled down the steps
for them to carry home to be cooked
for the feast of victory. Before the
shrines reeking with the stench of
slaughter, the eternal fires were kept
burning, and on the platform stood the
huge drum, covered with snakes' skins,
whose fearful sound was heard for
miles. From the terrace could be seen
seventy or mere temples within the
inclosure, with their images and blaz
ing fires, and the tzom'pantli or "skull
place," where the skulls of victims by
tens of thousands were skewered on
cross-sticks or built into towers.
There also might be seen the flat cir
cular temalacatl or "spindle-stone,"
where captives armed with wooden
weapons were allowed the mockery of
a gladiatorial fight against well'armed
'Try This F~or Youar (Cough.
Thousands(1 or peopile keel) coughing
because unable to get the right rem
edy. Coughts are caused by Infliamima
tion of ilThroat and lBronchial 'Tubes.
What. you need~ is to soothe th is In -
flammnat ion. 'Take i)r. K ing'New i)ls
covery', it lenetr-ates the (jd.licate mu
couls Iin intg, raises the/'hlIegm antd
uiickly relieve's lie < > tgest ed memt
br-anes. (Get a 50c hdttie froem your
diruggist. "1Wr. King's New I )iscov
cry quIckly3 andiu coimplet ely stoippedu
my13 rough,' writes .1. 11. Watts, 10ioy
dale, Texas. Aloney back if not sa tis
i but itnea rly alIways helps.
(curt in Messlin...
The court ot' comotn1 pieas coni
vented Mlonday mtorining with .1 iudge TI.
ta. Sense presiding. AMonday- was oc
cupled with thle trial of the case of
WV. ii. Knight vs .1. L.. Knight, whereint
thle pla in illf suted for a half lntecrest
'n 1015 acres of ilnd ini Suilivan town
ship allegedl to have been willed them
j'intliy. After- reumaiing outi ali .\on
(ay night, thle juriy returni-1ed a verdicet
Ior thle defecndant. 'lhis ease has beent
in thle (court~s for a numitber' of yea rs.
Y'esLtlrdi-y was ocenipled w'.tih the con
Getneral lection Yeteiray.
0On13 passive iinterest was shown un
the genteral election yesterday. Only
i67 votes werec cast at the Laurens box
for state officers and 181 fot' federal
officers. There was a very light vote
on the different constitutional amend
THE NEW HOOSIER
In Your Kitchen
Tomorrow for $1
Grasp this Fe Free yourself fromi kitchen dtiruidge)y.
Begin saving i les of steps toimiorrow.
YoIr' own plhysician will tell y ol thad t io held i udgery
im the kittchen is responsible forl 1m11.1Ny of womn'is serious
You enn 't take I he rest lie reloi- iii..ul'i S. long as you walk
miles every day in the kitehen prepim- and clearing after
Bit youi can save thi iin.juirious 111mo 11111eeessaryv walking
with tile wonideril new HIoosier Calbiniet.
Advortised in Leading Magazines
700,000 Women Now Use the
Becaluse it, is I ie greatest labor saver - th e greatest health
saver tlle. ouiild p ut ilto theig *homies. .\lost of, themll have
bouight throgll 11 ev revOiiKfn du(dation of friilds loli own
I loosiers. 'Tilk t( you -rienIds ablouit it. Do it nlow while
you still enni av w Iloosier with all the latest improve
Ienits delivered for oinly- $1.00.
Read the Hoosier $1 Plan
This pian was started bky tihe l oosier Company 14 seasons
ago a nd is strictly reglated by the oimpa ny as follows
1. You may choose any of the new Hoosiers
-"White Beauty," or "Oak Interior" at
slightly less price.
2. $1 puts your Hoosier in your home at once.
$1 weekly quickly pays for it.
3. The low cash price fixed by the factory
prevails strictly-no extra fees..
4. This sale is under the direct supervision of
the Hoosier Company.
5. The sale is strictly limited to our small
.allotment of new Hoosiers.
6. Your money back if you are not delighted
with your Hoosier.
Th'lis gauarantee you see protects you cut irely. Buit this is
he t hirid day of the sale. TIhe alIlot menit is going fast. You
should comie at once.
Our Sale of Aluminum
Quari t Sauce Pansfl has~ pro~ved( eniormuly~l p)opular. To.
mnorrIow we nan still lalke or'der's fromi womnen only f'or a few
miore to be suipp'lied fromi the seconid lot now oni the way, at
l 'ains of. this size.( sell regularily for :15 and 50) Y ou need
no0t buyi anyi thin g else' to ge't thewse' pnis but y ou mus i'dcome
e u-ly foi even the -seon d lot may. b al~t.1~l' bsIribd for befIore
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
UNDERTAKING OHICHESTER S PILLS
T HE f\.ouNi ili V,.
KENNED)Y BROS.," iNI~enV~~nA
Undertakers and Embalmers I '.a(I ~
Call, answered anty hours, ay night 'oe ' C
DR. CLIFTON JONES *SWLAR
In the Simn dn.Tjphone
Phone: Offien No. RA; Renidence 914' S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.