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Mrs. it. 1j. Simpson azf-.'hidren are
visiting relatives in Will'htriston.
Mrs. H-. K. Aiken 'is spending soic
time in Ashyille, N. C.
Mrs. It. M1. Sims of Chester will
arrive today to spend sonic time with
her mother, Mrs. Ilurton.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. DorrolA and child
from nir vipartanburg are spending
a while here with relatives.
Mt. 0. L. lunter of Gray Court,
Route :3, was amiong the business vis
itors in the city last Saturday.
Mr. W. G. Stone of Atlanta, is spend
ing this week here visiting relatives
in the ity and the couity.
Mrs. P. A. Slimpson has returned
hionme after a stay at Montreat and
Arden, N., .
Mrs. James W. Powell, of Wilming
ton, N. C., is visiting her mother, 31rs.
Rosal 1. Caine.
Mr. V. It. Riddle, of Atlanta, is vis
itinig hiIs mother, Mrs. Ella Riddle, on
Miss Lila Riddle, of Cinton, is -svend
ing the month of August here with
Mrs. M. J. liillams, of Laurens, is
the guest of Mrs. .1. M. Mceices.
Green wood .loirni.
Rev. Sanders R. Guinnard has I'e
turned to the city after spending sev
eral weeks in the mountains.
Mr. W. C. Manley has returend to his
home near Ware Shoals after visiting
his son, Mr. M. E. Manley.
Mrs. Clarence McKiiney is spending
some time with relatives in Green
Mir. '1'. H1. Nelson, who is now living
hi E'towah, Tennessee, has been vis
iting in the county for several weeks.
Mr. J. T.-Crews left several days ago
for Edgeflold, where lie will remain
Messrs. Frank and Will Crisp, of
Jacksonville, are expected in the city
today.-to visit home folks.
Mr. W. B. Pitts, who -nierwent an
operation at the -1ispital last week,
is steadily improving.
Miss Julia Con'nor, of' Greenwood,
has been visiting Miss Laila Mae Dial
for several days.
Mr. Yancy Gilkerson has so far re
covered from his recent operation that
lie was carried home several days
Misses Maude and Adelaide Damon,
of Florence, are visiting in the city
as guests at the home of Mr. C. H1.
Miss Enilly Burnside. who has been
visiting Mr. E. P. Milam near the
ciff, has returned to her home in
Mi. E. H. Wilkes is enjoying a rcst
at Montreat. N. C. Ite is expected to
ret urn to the city within the next few
Miss Brucie Bagwell, who under
w a-i aii op tion for appendicitis at
the hosllf" tecently, is improviing
rapidly and is now at home.
Mrs. (eo. MeCuteheon, of Colunibia,
has re(turined home after a delightfuil
Visit to Mrs. N. Ii. DIal, duriiing which
time she was the recipient of much
Mir. L. Ri. Kerr;' who wvent to 'New
lh'dford, Mass., several w eeks ago to
v'isit Mrs. Keirr, who is spending the
suimmer' there, has beenr detainedl on
account of the illness of Mi's. Kerr.
Mr's. .1. llutledge Meclhee and (daug1h
I ei, w~ho have been v'isitinug Mr'. and
Mirs. WV. Ii. (Gilkerson, retuirned to thelir
home' Sunday, accompanled by M\r. Mc
Ghlie, who had come up foi' them the
Mir. N. It. Dial lefty est erday for San
Franelsc' !,o 0a ttendl thle Il'anama Ex'
poition aniid to v'isitI ot her w('wforni
1'oints. Mr. Dial Is taking a well cain
ed test. inot ha1vinig let ump in hiis labora
long enough to take a purely pleas
urie Iiri ' duiin'ig thle past Iw'enity years.
A sso('iate .Just ice II. ('. Watts had in
tendedl acco innyiing him, but was
j'reveiited from going at the last mo
T'he party of Larrns pleople who
left here the first week In Jluly foi' the
exp iosit ion hiave r'eturnedi home,
fiomi here wer'e Mlsses Wil Lou floyd,
iOcta Meredith, Mai'y, Lucia andi Annie
Simpson, Sar'ah Dnmoro, Mary Bello
Fuliei', llenry Wight and Mi's. Lidle
"Medlock's T0xtr'a line" is the name
which Mr'. 0. C. Medloek gives to a
long Texas bean which lie successful
ly grows on his farm neair the city and
a samp~le of which he was showing on
the sti'eet scver'al (lays ago. One of
the beans was 26 inches long.
Consipation Cauises Most Ills.
Accumulated waste in your thirity
feet of bowels causes absor'itionl of
peirsons, tends to pr'oduce fevers,, up
sets digestion. You belch gas, feel
stity, ir'ritale, almost eiraiiky, It
isn't you-it's your condlitlon. El)imii
nate thisi polsotnouis waste by taking
one cir two Dr. King's New Lire Pillls
tonight. I'njoy a full, free bowvel
muovement in the nmorning--you feel
so grateful. Oct :n original bottle,
containing :31 pills, fi'om youf' Drug
jus tmod.- for 25c
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+ SOCIETY. +
.tI ss Lusoti's i ngagefent .iiounced.
Mr. and ,Mrs. John I'yans Lawson,
of Shandoni, announce the engage
lent of theli dAtighter, Annie Alac,
to Ashley 13. Weathorsbe, M. D., of
Helton, the marriage to take place in
November. This annlouncemlent wvill
lo of intoterst in Shandon and Colum
bia, where Mliss Lawsonl has many
frirnds. Dr. Weathershe is originally
froi Wilishtoir, larnwell county, and
\was, graduItled f'otu Charleston \led..
ival k-ollege a few years ago.-fhe
IFor orir"iu ity '1nd uiti ene'los for
oleasur" aild surlprise, tis (-ity has
h1d nothine to -rlIass the aililnoe
lot lii neleon, given by 'Mrs. Fraink.
(Clin' tit h(r] ho1pitable home on North
Hiarper sre.Thilrsdaty m1ornlingo. The
dini1mr rooml wa., bvn - ittiflilly decorat
0 '.! inl yellow an1d white, the color
schille bina 'I rr iedl out in the lunch
((n itwli. C(overs were laid for
rit h i and each gliest foun cd her
Place card inl an artist ic hon hon
a tadorned with orange blossomiis.
The elegant Iluneheon of' seven
courses beau i ftil ly served wa; 1O.1t
iioyable and made dotbly so by the
siur-prise of the occasion , coming wit
tle third coilrse wh s 2111mall Can1ary
bird life like In their graceful poise,
perched upon the rinm of the sherbert
glasses, and, as thlieir lithe formiy.1
gently swayed an(d palused, anl aristIc
small cigraved Card in thelir beaks
brought this ilessage:
AlIss Toccoa Canlle
Mir. Walter Powell
ILiss. Caine is the beautiful daugh
ter of 'Mrs. Rosa I. Caine, not only
very polmlar in this section, but well
known in the two Carolina's and Vir'
gilnia, while Mr. Powell is prominent
in business lit North Carolina.
Beautiful and artistic In appointment
and complete in detall was the recep
tion given Saturday afternoon,.from 5
to 7, by Mrs. W. E. Meng in honor of
Miss Emily Meng, who is to be mar
ried to Mr. B. L. Jones today. The
house was decorated in yellow and
green, the color scheme being car
ried out throughout the spacious home
and in the refreshments.
The guests were met at the door ty
Mrs. N. B. Dial, Mrs. L. G. Balle and
Mrs. W. E. Lucas. After a gracIous
reception here they were ushered to
the receiving line by Miss Annie Gil
kerson. In the receiving 1111e were
Mrs. W. E. Meng, Miss Meng, Mrs.
Lewis Meng, Mirs. Norris and Mrs.
ii. Creswell Fleming. From here tile
guests were shown to the dining 100111
by Mrs. S. M. Wilkes, Mrs. If. Douglas
Gray, 'Mrs. Lamar Smith and Mrs. J. N.
I ludgenis. in t ie diliing room to eiter
tain) thle guests were: Mrs. IEugene
Huidgens, Mrs. Ar'thur' Huidgens, Miss
Carol Ina Roper and Miss EliIa Roland.
Mis. J. H. Teague, M\rs. R. F. Fleming
andI Mirs. R. 10. Hulghes cuit block ereaml
and cake. The refreshments were
ser'ved by a bevy of young gir'ls.
i'ini wasi served on thle piazza dur1
ing tihe afternoon by Mr's. A. Dial Gray,
Mrs. J1. F. I larney, Miss .Josle Sullivan
and Miss Laila2 M\ae D)1al.
Thlis morning at1 10: :0 o'clock a1
notable so('iety' event will taike place
In athle FlirstI Met hodist clhuirch, when
Miss Emily Menig, thle da~uighter of Mrs.
Le.wis Meng, will heomoie theo wife of
Mr'. H. L,. Jones, formerly suplerlintend
cnt of the gradedl schools here; bti
now a -resident of Newblerriy. The ceire
manyi will be peifornmed by Rev. LI.
P. McGee, of G reen wood1, the formier
11ms51or of the bide'. Mirs. Chats. ic ks
willI pres Ide at the organ.
The servIce wvilIlibe original and
unit1(iue In that thle parit s of birride's
ma:1Ids; will lie ta1ken; by hi ttle gIirl s,
chilidhen whom M iss Meng has tiught
ini tihe schlis her. iss Meng' w'ill
lie at tended1 by'V 1 M is ernice M~eng, its
imaid of honor..Jones will lie at
tended by~ his br'othei', Mr. T. D). Jone,
The little gIrl at tendants will enter
first and march dlown the aisle, foi'm
ing a tableau inside tihe chancel. They
will be a follows: Katherine hiceks,
Eloise Ciardly, K(athlerine Meng,
Maintze Richardson, Fannie Dial, .Jaile
Ilolnmes Davis, Ada Catherine Owings,
Margar'et Hutmbiert. Marlegene Gray,
Tocca Clary, Amaryllis Smith, Sarah
Rlichey. lola Mae Hunter, Mary Fergu
son, Caroline IHudgens and Mary Ma
FolloIng these will be the ushers,
Messrs. .T. I. Swygett Alli Lee, L,. 0.
Balle and W. A. flarton, Jr,., of'Glreen
vylle, They will hi' followed by the
flower girls, Catherine JTones, of Au
gusta, aigd Logare Blackwell. Then
will come thle little ring 'bearer, Jack
Tihe b~ride will enter wih her' br'oth
or. MIr. W. E. Meng nnd theyov wn meet
Mr. Jones with his best man in front
of the altar.
The bride will.bo dressed in a trav
eling suit of gray and will carry a
bouquet of bride's roses.
The out of town guests for the wed
ding are Miss Jones, of Newberry, Mr.
and Mrs. T. 1. Jones, son and little
girl, or Augusta, Mrs. .J. ). Boyd, lien
dersonville, 1lev. and 'Mrs. McGee and
Miss Katherine McGee, Greenwood,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shefersee, Green
ville, the Misses Simpson, in Montreat
for the summer( Mr. W. A. Barton, of
Greenville, and others.
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* B.\B1UN NEWlS,*
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A number of the lIab'in ieople at
tended the Wham lawn picnic last
Nl'. and !rs. Brooks Nash had a
hou se party at tlir beautiful 101home
I-t week. 'lose present were:
Alisses Nannie Kate and Cora Arim
strong, of Laurens: INsther Fowler. of
Iauis: and A.larthila WVolff of Shi loh
Tli protracted ii 0eting started at
Itabon yesterday. R1ev. Simpson is
brlpOlig Rtev. Hagaott in the meetinlg.
M cs. Alarkus Owens' eye is improv
!n' and trist it will soon be alright
\lr. and .I\rs. Hi11i lolland, of Leba
inon section, visited .Mlr. and AIrs.
Clde Malon one (lay last week.
Mliss Coats. of iPrieidsli Ii .scetjon,
and liss lazei ikBlt, wet" vist s of
Miss Cora Teague Sunday.,f
liss Edna Owens iS visiting Miss
Mlargcie I Lolder of Gcieipond see
Nir. and M rs. (us Mahaffey, of Lait
reis sient Sunulay with 'ir. and iMrs.
Mr. Smith J. Martin visited his
mother, .lMrs. Nancy M. Martin, of
Warrior Creek section, last Wednes
day and Thursday.
'Mr. and .1Mrs. Herbert Abercrombie
of I lickory Tavern, visited Mi. and
Mrs. Will Bolt Sunday.
Mir. and Mrs. Claude Mahon were
visiting In Waterloo the latter part
of the week.
'Mrs. Walter Baldwin is very sick at
AlE THERIE HOOPSNAKEST
Snake Yari of Local Snake Specialist
Questioned by Noted Zoologist.
Is there such a thing as a hoop
snake? Mr. 11. Terry, the genial dry
goods merchant and high "imickety
niack" in the South Carolinadbiraich
of the Junior Order of Mechanies, says
there is. 11. A. Surface, Ph. D., of llar
ibruig, I ' . says not. Who is right?
Here is the way the question caie up1)
for discussion in t hose "colyuis:"
Sunaday afternoon, while a group of
"'yotinig leilers" around town, includ
ing Iirk Clardy, (uts Babb, F rnest
.\0loore, BilI l oimason. Mr1. TerryI'3 (I Tar
were "bauskinmg' ini thle shadle of Wilkes
& C'o'.s. awnaing, dodging the sun andl
swa ia~ing yarna,. snmake yarns imost ly,
M.Trywarmed0( up to the subject0 of
hioopsnakes. Gtts Bahib had alr ieady'
gone rather .uniig ('n moccasin snakes
when lie toid of gina~ping one in the
v;ate 1 'on(e t'., e when lhe was so over
come~ ini the ' emotion" that he wuas un
able1 to t'irn I' 'mi loose andl how lie
"'Camie 1(o" somle time later on the
hank of' 1the ('reek wvhiile friend(s sto(od4
i'ounid telling how they had been fore
cii to knio('k time snake omit of his hand1(
with sticks. Th'lis mocensin story
ar ouse .\(1 r. Tie rry's story telling amIi
bimtion and. he "let loose' abiouit thle
hiooipsnake. Ac'oi'dinag to him, when'1
he was a boy hack in the wiilds oIf
No'thi Carolina, a hooisnaike r'ol led
thriough a neigh boa's frontI ya'(, on
intentilonalIly r'an againust a blac1k goum
I ree andi stuck the shiar'i polnt of its
tail in the tree, causing the triee to
(lie thle next da~y. It is niot remember ici
edi wuhet her Mr1. 'iei'iy said( hle saw' t ho
snake or whether' lie saw th le Itree
later'i, but any way, lie saidi Ithe stum hp
(If the dood4( tre w'0 as still in the yard'(
up .ther'e and anybody ' ould go themre
aind see it., No othe' iiioof w~as neces
sai'y. Mr. Terry's atory was received
as In format ion andl the meet ing pro
eeeed. Now, as already said. there
is a Drm. Constance in Pennsylvanla, a
real "sniake docto'." An account of
his views of the hoopsnake wei'e eon
tainedl in a recent issue of the New
York Sun. The Advert iser' man re0
called this account and~ in view of the
momentous question at issue priints It
"Th'eire may be oir ther'e may not be
any such thing as a hoopsnake, but Dir.
11. A. Surface of llarrisb~urg, wvho is
the State zoologist, has a one landred
dollam' bill which says that no tail hit
tng, hill 'olling'varmint ever lived1, and
lie has offeredl the aforesaid 1)111 to any
one who wvill bring before him any
thing which even faintly resembles the
alleged skidding repltile.
According to the accumnulated1 i'e
itaions of that typo of person w~ho
is nlmost cntinall nuirsued by
snakes, a hoopsnake has a button on
his tall, which in moments of .alarm
he puts in his mouth and goes roll
Ing about at a speed of from 20 to 30
mIles al hour. Good roads mean
nothing In the young life of a strong
Jawed and determined hoopsnake.
F'or years it has been noted that a
hoopsnake, no matter what he may
do In the early moments of the 1light
along the highway, in all instances
makes off at top speed at the fInish,
leaving no card, 'address or telephone
That fact Is but one of several
which have impressed Dr. Stirface
witi the lielef that a hoopsnake Is a
mental ailment and that he exists
oily in the ininds of persons who'tell
a story well. le admits that if any
qne ever had been bitten, pinched or
even kicked by one of these hoop
snakes lie would have soic faith in
thle reciltals, but inasmuch as they
a ways go rolling off stage lie has de
cided that lie can risk $100) in an ef
fort to locate aid linspeet one.
Those who have been booming the
loopsnakes for fears have al ways
declared that file reptile has a spike
t In his lhead, which is buried in a tree
when the snake, driving recklessly.
leaves the State road oil his way down
hill. NoWadays n1 en1d of porsons are
s inoopiig a rounld free trni. ks in the
viciniity of this town looking for reck
"(ONTENT.ANTS VOTEIS MUST lE
All I who hale 1(Ites fl foire, will
please vote themnt befo're Aigust tle
eleveiti. ack votes are n() good af
No. 124. aviyme Miller.
* T) LVD1)E Ihi.tt31E'. ,
*Thle sonl of T. J. and14 Bet tle Bramle114tt*
Today we are vith the ones we love
and tomorrow wings the soul, for we
are forced to part. Oh, how sad we
have fought to part with (hear Clyde.
lie (lied on July 1st, aged 16 years and
six months. His parting words to one
and all were to meet him in heaven.
How sweetly lie said "I am ready to
go." Thou art gone, dear Clyde, sweet
akd peaceful be thy rdst, thoughts of
thee will ever linger with the ones
who knew and loved thee best. In the
church yard in Chestnut Ridge Clyde
sleeps while the wind from wood and
imiddow softly sweeps over. the little
mcund. God knows best with what
aching hearts we laid him down to
rest. God was wiser. Who can num
her all the woes Clyde in his peaceful
slumber will never know.
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'f oing ai
Then you'll neec
come in here and see
You'll find thiss
bles-the latest style
Dthing you'll want il
Shoes and the like.
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. Most men hereal
Special closing o
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have to offer you.
Vil"..Ii III V N~
eWare of Iosquiterns
U3e an Acme Canopy and avoid the dan..
ger and the annoyance of mosquitoes.
Pne 2. 1:30
Fs either Iron or Hansfrom i
wood be 1 ing cran be used
over any stile bed.
Mosquitoes are just beginning to make
their appearance and now is the 1ime to
buy your Mosquito Bars. Don't wait, but
come now and buy while cur ttock is
S. N. & E. H. WILKES & C0.
1854 WOFFORD COLLEGE 1915
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
A Christian College with high standards and ideals. Well equipped
Lalboratories and Library. Strong Faculty and full coursesc8. Next
session begins September 15th. Write for catalogue.
H ENRY N. SNYDER, President
WOFF6RD COLLEGE FITTING SCHOOL
A high grade preparatory school for boys. Individual.attention.
Careful moral training. $185.00 pays all expenses. Next session be
gins September 15.
For catalogue address
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Stoo. This is not a cheap store, but we do
Sof everything we sell and we know we offer
our money than any other store.
outs think so, too. Come in and judge for Ir~
ut prices on all summer Clothing, Straw Hats
Flats, Mens and Womens Oxfords.
t prices on all Ladies Dresses, Shirt Waists,
~s, Muslin Underwear, Millinery and Summer
of your time and let us show you what we
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