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AIKEN DISPENSARIES CLOSED.
Mayor Issues Order when Old Dlspe .n.
sary board Refuses to GOve up
Aiken, April 24.-By order of Mayor
Moseley, the dispensaries of the/city
of Aiken were closed today. Early
3lorning visitors to the dispensaries
were disappointed. Saturday is the day
when liquor is sold in large quanti
ties and thek thirsty knocked in. vain
at the doors on which a notice had
been placed, signed and sealed and
countersigned, by the mayor and the
city clerk, J. L. McCarter, to the ef
fect that for the public good the dis
pensaries of the city would be closed,
until further orders and calling on the
chief of police and the sheriff of the
county to see that the ofilcial procia
mation of the mayor was strictly ad
At a meeting of the board of con
trol last Tuesday, two neuw member.
recently commissioned by Governor
Manning and a hold-over, a complete
change of dispensary employees was
made, only two of the old clerks being
retained. 'This action on the part of
the new board is resented by men Xho'
have lost their positions and the clos
ing of Aiken dispensaries resulted
from the refusal of a clerk to name a
day when he would check -up. -
There Is a doubt in the minds of the
employees as to whether the action of
the new board is legal, although the
Governor has issued commissions to
the new employees.
The Aiken county delegation named
two anembers of the board of control
but one of them resigned-Mr. Rawls
-and the delegation had not up to the
time of the meeting of the new board
named a successor to Mr. Rawls. P.
K. Livingston, of the Kitchings Mill
section, has been niamed .by the ma
jority of the Aiken county members
in the General Assembly and the gov
ernor asked to commission him.
The action of the imayor in closing
the (Nienlsaries is strictly Within his
legal rights, and as to how long a time
the order will remain in force depends
upoii the action of the governor and
the head if the city. The following is
the text of the proclamation:
"Ily virtue of the power and author
ity vestedI in me by Section 856, Vol
unme 11, Code of Laws of 'South Caro
lina, 1912, it appearing to my satis
faction that the public good demands
"I, W. J. AMoselcy, mayor of the c'ty
of Aiken, S. C., do hereby order:
"That all dispensaries in the city of
Aiken, S. C., be temporarily closed un
til further order.
"Tie chief of police and his a'sso
clates, including the sheriff of Aiken
county, who is ex officio a policeman
of tie city of Aiken, are comnmanded
to enforce this order.
"Given uder my hand and the ofll
cial seal of the city of Aiken this 23d
day of A pril, 1915.
-- "W. .1. Moseley,
"layor of the City of Aiken.
"J. L. leCarter, City Clerk."
OLD) SOLIEli ItIEIT'IIN HO3ME.
Enujoyabile lieunuion of Confederate V'et
eranus in C'oluiua Last Week.
Columbia, April 24.-Tlhe reunion of
the South Carolina division of tile
United Confederate Veterans came to
an impressive end yesterday after
Jvnon with a parade on Mlain street be
twecen lines of spectators. Tile paradle,
one of the most successful ever at-.
templtedl in Columbia, was brought to
a halt at tihe State house, where 1,000
boys andl girls, dIressed in redl, white
and blue, formed a living Confederate
flag (Il t he stepsi of the nor'th portico.
Tile childruen cheered tile veterans
shrilly and san~g "Dixie" andl "Tip
perary" until tihe ehoes of the Conm
federates' song in tile War Between
the Sections and tile allies' song in tile
War' of tile Nations seemed to mingle,
After Former CGoy. D~uncan Clinch
Hleyward hlad delivered a brief address
to the veterans group~ed on the lower'
stelps of tile State hiouse and in thme
plaza, the "rebels" received thir~l fIrst
"pay" in Confeder'ate currency sinec
Appomattox and Greensboro. N. 0.
Pylesfi dressed in a worn gr'ay unifom
and W. A. Clar'k, commander of Camp
hIampt'on, acted as 'paymasters. The
equipage from whichl they paid off was
a nondescrip wagon dr'awn .by a drab
mule, bothl vehicle and animal having
the aplpearance of hlaving been thlrough
the war. The paymlaster's chlest was an
iron safe used during the wvar to hld~~
Confederate curr'eney printed at tile
branch treasury in Coimbia. The
veterans r'eceivedl their "pay" gleeful
1y, examining the worn notes with
tremnbling fingers' which had been
steady enough on musket triggers in
the days when the worthless stamp~ed
-paper was backed by the Confederate
States of America,
At the business meeting of the
South Carolina division of the Uni.td
Confederate Veterans yesterday morn -
tng, it developed . that the soldiers
were not .unanimous in regard to the
advisability of passing a law which
would elipninate the provision thet vet
erans o'wning A stated ineome should
Woliit rneive nanaton'* frui h mt".
However, the Nterons adopted a r'so
lution to. appoint a now committee to
ask the -next generAl asserpbly for
"appropriate pension legislation." It
appeared too that a majority- of those
present at the meeting were In favor
of eliminating the property qualiflea
tion for pensionie,
The time and place of the next
State reunion will' be decided by Gen.
B. H. Teague, of Aiken, reelected com
mander of the South Carolina division
The annual reunion ball was danced
last night at the Jefferson hotel, the
veterans, sponsors, maids of honor
and visitors mingling in the -meas
As tokens of apprecialon of their
services during the reunion, the ex
ecutive committee of Coluibians in
charge of the affair presented gold
crosses to Gen. 13. H. Teague and W.
A. Clark yesterday, through Former
The reunion of the South Carolina
Confederate veterans in Columbia was
a pronounced success. The attend
ance of veterans was fully up to the
expectations of the comipittecs. The
arrangements were perfect in eyery
detail and well executed. It is estimat
ed that besides the veterans there
were 3,000 visitors in Columbia yes
terday. Main street was crowded dur
Ing the parade yesterday afternoon
and the State house plaza and the ad
joining grounds were packed with
People. Few veterans remained in
Columbia last night, but those who
stayed were comfortably quartered.
LIBRARY NOTES. *
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Jiecs Your 'Top Spin I
It is easy enough to admire the
works of others, to relax into a pas
sive mental state of acceptance with
out realizhig that our brains also
should be busy workships.
Emerson was filled with delight
when he met an argument that, as lie,
says, -"Set my own particular top to
spinning". 'Today our difliculty is to
find that incentive. In the golden days
of the past, men spoke, as Hiawatha,
with "naked hearts together", but in
the clamorous days of the present
wlen we wish people to heed our re
marks we entrust them to the printed
i)age, knowing full well that should
Socrates discourse, along ouri pave
ments and street corners, in his in
mitable dialogues he wou.ld be regard
ed as a fanatic -by those who know or,
at least, think they know.
This being true, we do not look for
great thoughts, from our11 acquaint
ances in the course of an ordinary
conversation. To catch them in their
great moments, we must go to the
LaItrens Public Library and take them
away to some secluded corner where
without fear 6f the brainless critic,
their treasures may be revealed to us.
Let your own particular top spin.
You will feel better for it and Lau
rens will be a better town for having
you in it. Trho libr'arian will be glad
to- assist you from three until flve on
Tuesdlays and Fridays.
COL. ESTES DE~AD.
Prominent Spartan burg Business MIan
])ied A fter Several Months' Illness.
Spartanburg, April 23.-JCol. Elliott
Estes, organizer oif the Southeastern
Life Insurance company and wvell
known throlighout this state, dhiedl at
his home, 730 North Church street,
yesterdIay at I :30 o'clock after an ill
ness5 of several months. Colonel Estes
was in his 62nd year.
Thie funeral wvill be conducted from
thie residence Saturday niorning at 11
o'clock, interment following at Oak
S-ince his retirement from active
bupiness some time ago, Colonel Eis
tes has not been in good health and
his death was not unexpected al
though it came as a groat shock to
his friends and hulannss acquaiut
ances thi'oughout this city and see
tion. ils brother', A. 13. Estes, of
Waycross, Ga., arr'mivedl here yesterday
morning and was with hmiim at time
time of his death. Other' members of
the family will arrive today.
Elliott Estes was born August 28,
1853, at Lawtonsfille, S. C. On .No
v'ember 16, 1875, lie mar'ried Miss
Julia Helena Rloss, of 'Macon, Ga.,
where he lived for' a number of years.
lie moved to Spartanburg in 1896, and
was for ab~oul ten years gener'al agent
for' thme Union Centr'al 'Life Insurance
company. It was prmincipally through
his activities that the Southeastern
Life Insurance company, now' qf
G~reenville, was organized, and tor
some time he was president of this
company. Colonel Estes was regard
ed as a .business man of unusual
ability, and he was looked upon as a
oitizen whose life and work were of'
unusual benefit to this city, Colonel
Estes was a member of the Baptist
ohurch. He also stood high among
th~e Masons, being a Knight Templar
land also past eminent commander.
For Thrifty Buyers
Every Article we Sell Is Dependable.
Every Price Named Is a Money-Saver.
Every Article Guaranteed as Represented.
Why is it that our business is sq good this year?
The question is easily answered---It is because the peo
ple of Laurens Countyrealize that we are continually
making every effort to offer. extra generous values. To
give the best quality of goods at the most reasonable
price is our aim and our growing trade proves that every
customer is pleased and comes back for more 1 bargains.
We Are Making Some Big Offer
ings This week. Read Them.
W1ITE OXFORDS-WIIITE OXFORDS
Canvas Pump (white liel) .... .... .... .... .... 3.00
0anvas Pump (leather heel) .... .... .... .... .... 2.00
Canvass, 4 button .. 1.50
Canvas 2 strap, medium heel ....................1.50
Canvas, lace blucher ........................1.50
Canvas 2 strap ............................... 1.25
Canvan Pump, rubber soles ....1.................. .50
Canvas, Misses 12 to 2 .... .. .... ..1.00, 1.25, and 1.50
Canvas, Children's 8 1-2 to 11 .... ....7...75, .85, and 1.00
TABLE NO. 1.
$2.50 and $3.00 Oxfords in all leathers, patent, gun metal
and tan, 1uimps, very special ................... .89
TABLE NO. 2.
Misses and Women's Oxfords, low heel or high heel, b1li
cher or button straps, in all leathers, very special . . 1.39
TABTAE NO. 3.
Misses and Ladies' Oxfords in all leathers, odd sizes,
worth $1.50 to 1.75, very special ....1.......... .00
TABLE NO. 4.
aMisses and Children's Oxfords, lace or button straps,
black or tan, worth $1.00 and $1.25, very special . . .75
TABLE NO. 5.
Sizes 2 to 5 and 5 1-2 to 8, all styles and leathers, worth
$1.00, yet your .size, while they last, very special .... ..50
JUST RECEIVED 1110 SUIPMENT NEW WAIST GOODS
27-inch Ponce Voile; new styles, only............ .15
27-inch Magnolia Voile, new styles, only ........1..5.15
All the new styles in Voiles and Emnb. Crepes just arrived
this week. Best values we ever offered, only ........25
36-inch Ciepe de Chine, the new shades, only .......50
Why spend more than is necessary
to buy here, get the best
Arriving daily from Florida
Tomatoes, Beans, Cabbages,
Lettuce, Celery, Onions, Irish Po
tatoes, Beets and other vegetables.
They arrive fresh every day.
Fresh Strawberries next week.
J. C. Shell & Co0
Phn* e No1183
42-inch black and white eheek Dress Goods ..-.. .... .50
40-inch black and white eheek Dress Goods .... .... .. .25
1 lot all-linen Lace, special this week only .... .... .. .05
Big lot Vrall and. Round Thread Lace, only .... .... .05
Ladies' Silk Ilose, black, white, sand and putty, only.. .25
Ladies' bleached Tape Neck Vest only .... .... .... .05
Ladies' Ganze Hose, black, white and tan, only .... .. .15
Infant Silk Lisle Sox, fancy, only . ... .. . ..
SPECIAL TIIISWEEK FOR ONLY 10c A YARD.
27-inch Ratine, just what you want for the jumper Suit .10
36-inch white stripe Mladress, only .................10
20 pieces 27-inch Shevron 'Mulle, all the. new styles for
this season, only .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .10
36-i-neh white Linen, only.... .................. .10
Best Percale 36-inclh, only .. .... .... .... .... .. .10
27-inch Standard )ress Gingham, only .... .......10
36-inch Shirt Madress, all colors, only ..... .... .10
30-inch white Plisse Crepe, only.... ..............10
27-inch white dotted Swiss, only .... ........... .10
27-inch white P. K. for Skirts, only. .... .... ........10
36-inch new Lineni, taln and blue, only .... .... .... .10
READY TO WEAR DEPARTMENT
1 lot white P. IC. Skirts, new styles, worth $1.50, only . .1.00
1 lot white Mladress Waists, worth 50c, this week only .. .25
Big lot, Ladies' Silk WVaists, only .... .... .... .... 1.00
1 lot WVash Silk Waists, stripes, worth $3.50, to close this
week, only .... .... .... .... .... .. ........... 1.98
Big lot. Crepe Gowns, worth 75e, at our store only ......50
Big lot Pereale House Al)rons, only .... .... .... .. .50
Ginghaim and Pereale House Dresses, all sizes, worth
$1.25, only. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. 1.00
for merchandise? Just as easy to
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Low Iound-Trip Rates for Everybody Offered by the
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To MEMPI-'lS, TP1NN-General Assembly Cumberland Presbyterian
Church and Womian's Missionary Convention, May 20-27.
To RICHMOND, VA.-Annual reunion, United Confederate Veter
ans, June 1-3, 1915.
To BIRMINGHAM, ALA.-Grand Lodge 1. o. o. F. of Alabana,
May 10-13, 1915.
To BIRMINGHAM, ALA.-Sunday School Congrdss, National Bap
tist Convention (colored), JunIq 9-14,1915.
To 8AN FRANOISCO AND SAN DIEGOCAJ-.Panama-Pacific In
ternational Exposition, and Panamda-California Exposition,
To HOUSTON, TEX.-Southern Baptist Convention and Southern
Sociological Congress, 'May 12-19, 1915.
To AiTHENS, GA.-Summer School, University of Georgia, June 28
July 31, 1915.
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