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Mr. Carl Roper spefit .'$unday Iin
Miss Macie McCarley of Bennetsville
is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. C. Shell.
Mrs. D H. B. G'ritton has'areived In
the city'to spe'nid the holidays.
Mr. R. C. Moore, of Gray Court, was
a visitor in the city Monday.
Mr. D. C. Cjrlsp, of Mountville, was
a Ivisitor' in the city Monday.
Mrs. C. R. Moseley :and little son
are,spending awhiile in Spartanburg.
Messrs. Ton and Roy Owens of Fur
man University will spend Christias
at their hoi1 here.
Supt. Richard Simpson of the Cam
den City schools, is here for the holi
Milss Louise Simmons and Miss Mary
Posey of Randolph-Macon College will
spend the holidays here with home
Miss Allene Franks, who has been
.teaching in Clinton, will spend Chiist
mas here .with homefolks.
S'Miss Nell Wallace, who has been
Making her home in Atlanta, 1.3 ipend,
. Ing some time here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Burton and Miss
Mary Burton will spend the Christmas
.holidays in Chester with Mrs. Simms.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rhodes, of New
berry, N. C., are -visiting Mr. and Mrs.
. Warren Bolt for a few days.
i4."Iugh Alken has arrived in the
city ftrom Davidson College to spend
the .Christmas holidays.
. Mr. Henry -Martin, who is attending
Porter Military Academy in Charles
ton is' her for the holidays.
' Miss Louise Fleming and Mr. Cres
well Fleming of Greenwood are spend
ing several days here with relatives.
- Mr. Leland Bolt is expected home
from the Citadel to be with homefolks:
during the holidays.
Dr. J. H. Powe is ex)ected to spenhl
a- few days this week in I 'ngstree, S.
Mr. John Y. Garlington left last Sat
urday. for Sal Diego, Ca., where lie
will make his home. in the future.
Mr. John Wells Todd, Jr., is expect
ed to spend part of the holidays in
Mr. Coke Gray will leave Friday for
Liberty I-lill, where he expects to spend
(t couple of days.
Miss Lilla Todd caino home last
Thursday from Brenau to spend the
Christmas vacation with homefolks.
Mr. Joe Bolt from tie University of
South Cardolina is here for the Christ
Mi. C. E. Wilson, of the Shiloh coi
iunity, was a visitor in the city yes
Mr. Olick Fuller, a student at Johns
Ilopkin University, came home Mon
day to spend Christmas with his par
ents, Dr. and Mr's. L. S. Fuller.
Misse cMildred IBabb, Iliattie Gray
andl Lula Dial are at home fronm Co
lumbiat Femnale College to spend the
Misses Lucy Childress, Claudia Dail
*ington, and1( Lucy Vance Darlington are
at home from 'College for ~Women1 to
Spenid the Yuiilet ide.
.\essrs'. 1tolandc M\oseley, Edwin
Mloseley, Ca rlisle Dial1 and Oils 1ifuf',
wh'o are at tending Wofford College arie
at home foi' the vacal Ion days.
M1iss Iteed, iIll inmer f'or Switzer'
Conlmany duiilng the past seasonm has
ret urnied to her home in WVest Virginiai.
MfisI lienshaw, who has been with
Ihavis-ltoper' Company in their miu
linery dlepartment left Monday for her
home in Wilnstoni-Salem, N. C.
Miss Josi0 Sullivan wvho has been a
teachler in the graded~ schools of Cam
denl, yfil spend the Christmas season
Mr'. and Mrs. Hi. -S. Blackwell ~vil
occupy tile hOuse .no0w occuied by
Capt. and Mrs. J. Ran Little when tile
latter move to Greenvilellin January.
Mr. T. J. McAlistor hias rented a part
of thle house of Mr's. B. K. Humphrles
and will occupy it about the first of
January. - - -
S Thle many friends of Mrs. :Ed. Clary
whol 11as been very ill, will be delighlt
ed t~o know that she has made great
Inmprovement during the past few days.
Prof. and Mrs. B, L. Parkinson will
Sspend thle Chlristmas holidays in Albor
marie. Thley will rdturn home on
Jan. 1st, to prepare'for the opening of
the city schools on the 4th.
* The following Chicora students are
here to spend the Cllrlstmas vacation
with homefolks: Misses Hattie Simp
son, Marguerette Simpson and Vivian
' Misses Carol Roper, Nellie Thlomp
-eon, Leonora Thompson, and Brucle
Owings from Greenville Female Col
lege will spend the holidays hero with
'The Clemsdn boys n're expected home
today for the holidays. The following
from Laurens will be at home: Rlay
'.Iaylor, Laurens Philpot, Farris Mar..
tin, Herbetr Bullivp,'AJ Ds gullivan,
'it Bai'sdele. 10ugi Nainett and
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Warren
Bolt was made -beautiful on last Wed
nesday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock
by a large reception given. by Mrs.
Bolt and Mrs. H. H. Kitchens'in honor
of Mrs. John Bolt, Jr., of Labrens and
Mrs. Jeff Rhodes, of New Borne, N. C.
The whole lower floor was decorated
with rod and green, Christmas bells
hanging from* eveP' chandiller. Th'e
stair case was a iass of green ivy an(l
red roses. Those assisting Mrs. Bolt
in enterilning were Mesdames Ailkei,
Wilkes, Iliers, Spratt, Burges, Knight
and iKlugh, in the hall; Mrs. Knight
and -Mrs. Crisp In the parlots.
In the dining room Mrs. -Wolff and
Mrs. brAmleit were 'issisted by four
pretty young gils, Misses Alpha Dolt,
Amy Wolff, Ruth McAlister and Mary
Reid. Block ice cream with fruit, white
cake and mints were served. In the
hall hot coffee apd cheese straws were
served. On leaving each guest was
given a white carnation.
Those in the receiving line vere
Mrs. J. Warrien Bolt, Mrs. John Bolt,
Mrs. Kitchens, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs.
Vaughn Miller, Mrs. J. C. Shell, Mrs.
Moore, and Miss Lucia Barksdale
A wedding of much. Interest to their
many friends was solemnised at the
home of the bride's pastor, Rev. J. A.
Brock, Sunday, Dec. 6, when Miss
Ethel Garrette became the bride of
Mr. R. L. Robertson, both of the War
rior Creek section.
Only a few immediate friends and
relatives accompanied the couple from
home -but a large crbwd had gathered
at Rev. Brock's. to witness the mar
r age.. The brie is the youngest daugh
ter- of Mr.,and Mrs. W. A. Garrette,
while the groom is the eldest son of
Mr, and 'Md. C. P. Robertson.
On Monday the bridal party went to
the g'oom's home where an .old-time
dinner was enjoyed by all. A large
number of presents were received by'
the young people which attested to
Mr. and Mrs.. Robertson will be at
home temporarily with the groom's
parents. We extend our congratula
tions to the young couple.
The following invitations have beei
received in Laurensq where the bride
elect Is well known and very popular:
Mrs. William M. Hunter
invites you to be )reCllt
at the marirage of her daughter
Mr. Luke Thomas May
on Thursday afte:noon,
tle thirty-first of )ecember
one thousand nine hundred
-at one o'clock
Ora, South Carolina
Mr. May is a prominent young man
of Edgefield, where .Miss Ii unter .has
been teaching school.
The South Carolina club was enter
tainled onl Wednesday aftenon ini I
senior pa rlor' by AlISSI Ll ian KI\ibier,
of Newherry, a ndl .li;s \lury I 'osey ot
Laurens.-Vor. to.The State from Ran
dolplh-.\aeon Women's College.
T we -Schools Heceihe P'rizes.
Gray Court-Owings school was
awardIed one of the $50 prizes and
Rock Bridge school a $25 prize by the
executive committee of the South
Carolina Rural School Improvement
association wvhichu met in Columbia sev
eral (lays ago. The prizes were offer
ed by the state association to -the
schools showing the most Improvement
in comforts and beauty qf surround
ings during the year. There were 355
contestant8 fox' the prizes out of which
ther: wer 43 pri7A winne--.. (bray
Court-Owings won a first prize and
Rock Bridge a second prize. Miss Wil
Lou Gray Is a member of the com
mittee and attende'd the meeting.
-The friends of Capt. and Mrs. J.
Rlan Little and family will regret to
learn that they will move to Greenville
early in January. The recent changes
in the railroad schedules make it
necessary for Capt. Little to spend the
most of his Idle time in Greenville so'
It Is more convenient for him to live
there than here.
The following young ladies from
Winthrop are expected home today for
the Christmas vacation: Misses Mar..
garet Dunlap, Jule Childress, Gertrude
Blarnott, Inez 'Hudgens, Marie Philpot,
Agile Wofford, Mary Barkedale, Miriam
Brown, Emnma Cooper, Nannie May
Williais, Elizabeth Moseloy, Gussie
*Miller, Julia Henderson, Marie Lang:
eton, Mary Wilkes and Ethel Winn.
Mrs. J. P. Simpson and family are
spending the Christmas holidays in
Jacksonville,,Fla., with Dr. Knox Simp
'son and other relatives.
OLI BARKSDALE HOUSE -BURNS
Large Dwelling 9rected Early In 'Past
.,Century Consined by Fame. Thurs
day Night. -
* The old Barksdale home about four
miles' from the' ity on the Greenville
road, built early in the past century
Dr.'Allen Barksdale, was complete
1J destroyed by 'firo Thursday night
about eight o'clock. Mr. Allen Darks
dale, the sole occubant of the house,
wits asleep on a sofa on the first floor
when he was aroused by coals drop
ping from the second story. The alarm
was immediately. given and reiglhbors
assisting in filghting the flam6s, but
on account of the lad'k of fire fighting
facilities the house was quickly con
sumed. The loss on the building and
contents has been variously estimated
at from two to three thousand dollars
with insurance of $1,100.
With the destruction by fire of this
old dwelling passes another of the
landmarks of the county. Speaking of
its history yesterday, Mr. C. D. Barks
dale, a brother of Mr. Allen Barksdale
and grand-son of the builder, stated
that it was probably built in 1825 or '26
It was successively occupied by Dr. Al
len Barksdale, Dr. Downs C. Barksdale
and the present generation of the fam
ily. It was a very h outly constructed
building, the beams and rafters being
of solid oak and the other material of
unusually hardy timbers
J. WISTER STEWART DEAD.
Prominent Citizen of Greenville Coun
ty-Passed Away Saturday.
Gray Court, iDec. 1.-J. Wister Stew
art, a promineni citizen of the' Fair
view section of Greenville county died
Saturday morning aged 68. Mr. Stew
art had enjoyed good health up until
about a week before his death when
he became seriously ill,. death result
lig several days later from lii-t fail
John Wister Stewart, the eldest son
of tie Rev. -Clark B: Stuari, was born
in Laurens county but later removed
to Greenville county, where the great
er part of his long and useful life was
spent. Early in life he united with
Fairview Presbyterian church and was
a faithful an" consistent member up
until his death.
He wastwice married his first wife
being Miss Sou Anderson, there being
three children by this marriage, An
derson Stewart, of Fairview, and .\liss
Scla Stewart, who is teaching at Starr,
Anderson oounty, and Miss Catherine
Stewart who resided with her father.
Ills necond wife was Miss Namie Wil
liams, who proceedd him to the grave
by several years.
Three brothers as follows survive:
Dr. -1. 11. Stewart, of Fairview; Rev.
C. Ti. Stew'art and Twiian Stewart.
The burial was in Fairview church
yard Sunday at 2 o'clock, the .Rev. R.
G. Matheson conducting the services.'
iJEILGIAN RELIEF FUN.D.
Subiscriptionis halve beeni ('omin g in for
Star lng ilelgianis anud Littl Ial~hes.
Dr. II. K. Aiken, chairman of the
Helghian relief' fund, is in rerecilt ot $2.;
fromt Mrs. F"estus Curry, of Gray
Court with the reqiuest tat it ho us~ed
for the purchase of mailk for the little
bables of t he IHe(l" hin womfenl. lie hias
also 'eceivedl $9.-i f romt \Mrs. W. (;.
Lancast er andi .\rs. ('. R. .\oseley col
lected by them'li from1 thie ipeople' of
1'Lren for' tihe same1 purpIj ose. Thlie
Adv~er'tiser' has alIso rer'eiv'ed Five I )ol
hiars from o~ume one signu ig hier'sel ".\
Laur'ensito'' to be de('voted to1 "'some r'e
Ilef ftundl, I elgian or01 home, where mIost
nt~eee." This has also been turned
over to Dr. Aikent with the suggestilon
that half of it he placed with tile gent
eral Belgian fund and half with the
In regarud to the ship which is to
sail from Charleston with a cargo of
supplies for thle Blelgians, Dr. Aiken
has received the following letter from
the state chair'man, 13. W. Raven'el, of
"We, have sucecded In seurin g
boat to sail with a South Carolina car
go from Charleston for' Belgipim. 'This
boat will leave about the 25th of Jan
uary, so every effort must1t be0 put forth
to fill it. The greatest need is for
wheat, rice, flour, coffee, pleas, beans,
canned gobds, cured meats and other'
non-perishable food stuffs. S'econd
hand clothing cannot be accepted.
"We have secured a six thotusand. ton
ship to sail from Char'leston and it will
take approximate 500 car loads of
food stuffs to fill it. Georg~a antd
North Carolina have agreed to co-op
crate witht us anld send their supplies
Ir. out' ship hut it would never do for'
South Carolina to fail to take care of
her share of the burden."
Chamblerlahi's Cough liemedy-the
"I give Chamberlain's Cough Renme
dy to my children when they, have
colds or coughs," writes Mrs. Verne
Shaffer', Vander'grift, Pa. It always
helps thenm and is far superior to any
other cough medicine I have used. I
advise anyone in need of such a medi
eine to give it a trial," For sale by all
dal un -
PASSES AT LAST
House Adopts Lever's Cotton Measure.
Will Help Farmers,
Washington; Dec. 21.-The Lever
cotton warehouse bill, before the
house for months, was passed today,
18 to 97. The measure provides for
federal licensing of cotton and grain
warehouses and is a substitute for a
senate bill restricted to cotton ware
houses. Tle bill now goes to conrer
Tihe bill, approved by the adnl a i1
tration, was the subject of briof de
bate, its sponsors contending that it
would greatly enhance confidence jj6
agricultural products. Its opponents
claimed it was unconstitutional.
"TTho bill," said Representative
Lever, "will result in tho establish..
ment of 'uniform -warohouses and uni
forin warehouse receipts for agricul
tural products throughout the coun
try. It will give a certainty and value
to warehouse receipts which will
make liIuid Mie evidence of owner
ship.of agricultural products. It will
enhance tile value of warehouse re
ceipts as collateral on which loans
may be sought by producers. It will
give greater negotiability to agricul
tural receipts for agricultural pro
"Tho measure will bring together
moro closely agricultural products
and banking ca'pital.' It will result
in larger storage facilities for agri
cultural products 'and- will serve as an
incentive to farmers to .store their
products and thereby save millions of
dollars of weather-loss each year. It
will furnish to the.-farnier for the first
time in this country the machindry
through which he not only may know
te class or grade of his produc.ts, -but
its commer~cial Value. It will' put.;him
in a posItion to marlket his crops
when the demand is strongest ' and
the price highest. It Is a - farmers'
bill and a most far-reaching forward
step in our cumbersome system - of
The bill is not compulsory in any
Main provisions affecting cotton
proposed by the bill are:
it provides for classification of cot
ton and licensing of cotton ware
It bonds -owners and operators of
warehouses and gives the right of
recovery upon the bond to the owler
of cotton stored.
It licens-es graders or classiflers of
it provides that licensed warehouscs
shall Issue reveipts describing the
bales stored, the receipts to be as
signlable Mhen desired.
It plrovides for maintenance of ac
curate records of cotton stored, the
receipts issued, the right of tile secre
tary of agriculture to examine ree
ortls and reqIlres reports from oOpera
tors to the secretary.
it nlhllorizes tile secretary to deter
mine whether cotton store(d in ware
houses actutal ly Is of t he grade or
class certi fled in tihe recedit -anad to
pitblish Ils findings.
It Otmplowers tihe secretary to sus5
pond or revoke licenses and to puh11
lish 1not only that fact )i' he restits
of inlvestigations maiide.-T:.e State.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The liead
lnecause of its ton ic anl laxat ive effect, l.A XA
TI v1l+'. nOMlO QI' ININ gis betterthiatt ordin-try
Quinine nnd does not cause nervrutsness nor
ringing in lead. Re tinmber the fnul namne innd
look for the signature of li. w. G ROr'i. 25c.
ONl.Y S'llE ('OlIN
(T'll EV' i HIkNOWN
"(Gets-lIt" the Newr Way, 2 lDrops Do 1
'To endur1 e tile 151ainiand tortures
caused by a little ting like ai cornI
is rid1iculous, siminply because it is
ulnnecessary. Tile new pfln crn curle
"GETS-lT" is th~e first one ever known
to remoe corns withlout fail, w1ithlout
p~ainl and without trouble. Tis is
whly it is tile biggest-selling corn cure
in existence todlay. It is nowv used
by millions, because it does away withI
sticky tap~e, with plasters and cotton
rinas that shift thleir position andl
press down onite the corn, with salves
Uso "CETS-IT" for
Corn. and You
When You Put on
thlat "raw upi" tile toe, with "harness
es" thlat cause pressure and p~ain, withI
knives, razors andl files, clawing andi
pulling at a corn.
"Gi10TS-ITJ" is appilied in two sec
onds. Trwo drops appilied with tile
glass rod do tile work. Pain goes, the
corn shrivels, vanishes. Accept no
substitutes. Try it on any, corn, wart,
callus or bunion tonlight.
"GETS-IT" is sold by druggists
everywhere, 25c a bottle, or sent di
rect by EF. Lawrence & Co., Chicago.
"GETS-IT" is sold in Laurens by
Rays Pharmacy and Laurons rug.
Triple Booster Coulpons w ill be given froni Monday, Dec. 2S, to
'Monday, Jan. 4th, on il piurchase, made with cash or produce, or
for money deposited during this time, to be traded out afterwards.
Are you helping to select the prettiest baby in your neighbor
hood Come to our store to get full particulars. We shall give
each person over six years old One Hundred Booster Coupons who
comes to our store before the Baby Show closes, which, will be Sat
urday night, Jan. 2nd. You may cast these coupons for your choice
of babies and also for your favorite Booster.
Each baby who is not now a Booster may be transferred by the
mother to the Booster Clurb, and the Booster. Journal of Springfield,
-Ill., will give to each baby-who Is not now a Booster a non-transfer
able coupon check for the amount of Boostoi' Coupons equal to the
votes received in the Baby Coptest. Thj.d'must be deposited for the
baby in the -Booster Club Ball6t Bo Ahis check, with other Booster
coupons collected, will ena le the baby to win one of the pre
miums that will be given i e Booster Club.
Our windows were trimmed by Miss May Roper.
Who will win the wAtch Monday, Jaguaiy _1th -
THE BOOSTER [STORE
J. C. BURNS & CO.
For the best yield of
wheat on one acre of land
grown in Laurens County. The
only condition we make on you
in the Contest is you ust not
use over 400 lbs. of Commer
Scial Fertilizer. ~This does not
~include Lime or any home pro
Sduct you may use.
~Th e Contest undler supervision
of John D. W. Watts.
SEE HIM W SEE US
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
Enterprise National Bank of Laurens
N. B. DIAL, Pres. G. H. ROPER, Cashier
Coming at the IDLE HOUR
Ho8w To Ulve Quinine To Children.
Alb mriaty adaped to adults 'ho eanot boxe*St whi.Oln bbs.
pos. Ask for year~1tr ny~skownas Dst et,apg .abI