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To the Property Owners of Laurens County:
On account of the recent passage of the "Anti-Compact Law," several Fire Insusance Companies have
withdrawn from the State.
We desire to say that the passage of this law in no wise effects the interests of the old RELIABLE HOME
ABBEVILLE-GREENWOOD MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
This Association of the people, for the people, and by the people, for twenty-five years has been insuring
the Property of its policy holders, both in city and country, against damage by fire and lightning, cyclones, tor
nadoes and wind storms, and has never been in a more prosperous condition than at present.
Speedy and fair adjustments of all losses of property are made at assessed valuation when insured, with no
three-fourths clause attached.
Of the TWO MILLION DOLLARS of insurance now carried the money paid out is kept at home and
dollar goes to the loser property, which means the upbuilding of your own county.
To those who desire safe protection for their property at the minimun cost of Insurance and would co-op
erate in building up home enterprise, we would say insure in the Abbeville - Greenwood Mutual Insurance
For further information, call upon the local township director, or upon
J. R. BLKE eneral Agent
NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, GREENWOOD, S. C.
SENA'1'Olt .1. A. BANKS
SSES A "CRISIS"
Calhoun Senator Issues Warehouse
Call. Members of State Warehouse
Assoclation Urged to Attend Meet.
1ng in ('olumbla Wednesday After
1'olumbia, April 25.-"We are pre
pared now we are beginning to move",
said John L. McLaurin, State ware
house commissioner, this afternoon in
connection with the issuance of a call
by Senator J. A. Ilanks, of St .ltthews,
for a meeting of the warehousemen in
the State system, to be held in Colum
bia on Wednesda.y, May 3. The call
says a "crisis" has been reached in
the life of the State warehouse sys
tem, and the call is made for the pur
pose of "that. in the multitude of coun
sel a plan of effort may he agree on."
The ^all was issued after a confer
ence participated in by Senator Blanks,
lepresentative W. -P. Odom, one of the
authors of the famous Laney-Odom
anti-compact bill, and others, it was
learned here tonight. The call is
sued by Senator Banks, the president,
and addressed to the members of the
State Warehouse Association, fol
"Tile State warehouse system has
reached a crisis in its life. Our one
mies are strongly organized and pre
pared for its destruction. The useful
ness of this system has been demon
stated wherever operated; its possi
bilities of development for tabilizing
cotton values cannot be over-esti
mated. It can be. preserved and ex
tended if its friends unite and work
in harmony to this end.
"You are, therefore, urged to attend
a meeting of the Association, to be
held in the offices of the State ware
house commissioner, in the city of Co
lumbia, on Wednesday afternoon, May
3, in order that in the multitude of
counsel a plan of effort may be agreed
on. The meeting will be called to or
,der at 2:30 o'clock. It will not be pos
sible in the short time intervening to
reach the members by personal let
ters, but the meeting is of vital im
portance, and each member is urged
One of the most successful prepara
tions in use for this disease is Cham
herlain's Cough Remedy. S. W. Mc
Clinton, Blandon Springs, Ala., writes
"Our baby had whooping cough as bad
as most any baby could h'qve it. I
gave him Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy and it soon got him well." Obtain
able ever where.
FIRES ItAGE IN DUIAN,
SAYS IIELFAST RIEPORT
'ity Sold to be Surrounded by Troops.
'rhe Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Says
"Seditious Movement Will be Sup.
London, April 29.-Parts of the city
of Dublij are in flames, an lvening
News dispatch filed at Belfast says.
S reet fighting continues and there is
much looting, it is said, but the rein
forced military is making steady prog
Sress. Most of the shops are closed.
Simultaneously with the outbreak in
Dudlhi Monday, says a Reuter dispatch
dated yesterday, a number of excur
sion trains arrived with nen appa
rently pleasure-bent. Upon reaching
the station the ii. joined .the rebels,
and by a concerted move captured all
the bakeries and their delivery wag
ons, as vell as motor cars, street cars
and carts in the vicinity. Many of the
vehicles were used to erect barricades,
while the cashions were utilized in the
line of trenches which was in St. Ste
Some of the earliest fighting oc
curred at Dall's bridge and on the
main road from Kingston to Merrion
square, where the rebels seized a
school house and a small hall adjoin
ing. Along the road also men who
seemingly were working in gardens
suddenly picked up guns and began
firing at passers-by, the dispatch
These outbreaks in the outskirts
lio% ver, have now become rare, adds
the correspondent, and in the centres
in Spekville street, where the post
office 'is barricaded on the inside with
bags of paper and all available books.
Around Jacob's Factory the trouble is
accentuated by women taking sides.
Their attempts to got provisions into
the besieged rebels are resisted by
co-workeds who remain loyal. Many
free fights among the two factions of
women are reported.
The flat roofs of the houses are af
fording an excellent scope for the tac
tics the rebels are employing, the cor
respondent continues. They can lie
flat and hide behipd chimneys and fire
down on the military, However, with
the proclamation of martial law and
orders for the peopl to remain in
their houses between 7:30 P. M. and
6:30 A. M., the sitation improved and
the streets are practically deserted
except for the military.
Not only has the cordon around the
disaffected area in the centre of the
I* LANFOIJD NEWI'S. 4
Lanford, April 24.-Our community
was shocked and saddened'at the death
of our dear pastor, Rev. W. P. Smith,
which occurred at one of his church
es, West Springs, in Spartanburg
Mrs. II. .\l. Johnson doesn't improve
Mlr. WN. Hf. Drummond is very 1un1i(h
.J r. K. ii. .oore spent Sunday at
MlcCormick with his daughter, al rs. W.
Mrs. Frank Randals returned to
Ilendersonvilie, N. C., Monday, accom
panied by her little daughter, Miss
.lisses Robin Patterson and Carrie
Lou Iliggins were in Laurens Satur
Mish. Winnie -Jeans spent the week
end with Miss Grace Deshields.
Capt. J. W. Lanford, John F. Wal
drep and J. B. Wright attended the re
union at Laurens Saturday.
Mr. Dugan Martin spent Sunday
here with his family who are visiting
at N. 11. Moore's.
Mrs. C. L. Waldrop was in Spartan
burg Monday shopping.
Mr. B. W. Johnson and family spent
Sunday here with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Johnson.
Mrs. Alice Mills spent Sunday with
Miss Minnie Lanford.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drummond
spent Sunday at J. S. Higgins'.
Mr. I,. M. Cannon went to Spartan
Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Ianford spent
Monday and Tuesday in Spartanburg.
"Chamberlain's Tablets Have Done
Wonders for Me."
"'I have been a sufferer from stom
ach trouble for a number of years, and
although I have used a great number
of remedies recommended for this
complaint, Chamberlain's 'T'ablets is
the first medicine that has given tne
positive and lasting relief," writes
Mrs. Anna Kadin, Spencorport, N. Y.
"Chamberlain's 'T'ablets have done
wonders for me and I value them very
highly." Obtainable everywhere.
city been amply sti'engthenod, but the
outlying districts have been strongly
picketed, so that if any rebels succeed
in escaping from the Capital, the cor
respondent points out, they cannot
roach the seclusion of the mountains.
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* hOLLY 11 OVE NEWS.
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1olly Grove, April 24.-Mr. Ernest
Compton of Greenwood and Messrs S.
M. Taylor, Wylie Wells of Fork sec
tion visited relatives in this Vicinity
A ir. .l. K. Templeton of Clinton is
spending a fcw days with his mother
recuperaling fromt sickness.
Mr. I. . Blakely went to Alabama
a few weeks ago, to purchase some
blooded stock, among wItic h is a reg
islered I3ei lshiire brood sow. On his
return trip he V isited his aunt, at. Lau
rensviIle, Ga. Alr. Blakely is a pro
Professor leewell's article on the
night school touched t responsive
chord. This school tills a long-felt.
need. Before President Lucas built
the present academy the writer opened
a night school at the I.aurens cotton
1ills. So anxious were the parents
for the school that they offered the use
of their spare room a month each. The
school ran through one whole summer
and was a marked success, only the
failing health of the teacher caused it
to be discontinued.
I remember one young man, more
determined than the others, to improve
his mind. lie now fills a responsilble
position. It touched my heart to see
boys from fifteen to twenty-two years
of ago who could not write their
names. I remarked to a friend at the
time, "In a few years these boys will
be the voters of our country."
A young man or woman yho starts
in life with an untrained m Is sadly
handicapped. For the bene j somc
boy or girl who can see n for
his or her advancement I will rete
an instance of one boy who tunnelled
through mountains of diliculties to
reach the desired goal, lie realized
his most exalted dreams. 1llt his was
no half-hearted purpose. It was the
aim of his life. Left fatherless at an
early age he had no advantage, not
even the country schools, for he was
the stay of his widowed mother, but
by studying at night after a hard days
work, lie learned enough to enable
him1 to pass the county examinations.
After that he would teach one term
and go to school the next. In the
meantime he never neglected his moth
er and sisters. After several years,
lion. J. L. M. Irby, Rev. N. J. Holmes
seeing his struggles for advance.
The most comprehensive line
of white and colored wash fabrics
we have ever shown here---see the
variety, the prices run from 1 Oc to
25c the yard. New Torchon and
Val Laces, just opened.
This stock is complete in all
sizes in ladies Pure Silk and Silk
Lisle. Misses and infants in black,
white and colored. Childrens col
ored-top socks in all sizes.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
ment, kindly loaned him money to fin- Fishing at Yarborough.
iah school. When lie entered the Theo- Mr. .John Yarborough, of Yarbo,
logical seminary he could compete with ough's mill, was in the city one day ;3
college men, he having never entered last week and stated that lie wouldulika
college. When several years after he the public to understand that he ha
graduated, God called him home lie not forbidden fishing on his prope
was a cultured man, as well as an ties. Fishing parties, picnic Parti
earnest Christian. That boy was my and all are cordially invited to mali
brother, Rev. N. M. Templeton. I'feel use of the stream and grounds for
no egotism in relating this, for he de- their pleasure without charge.
served all honor.
First Pea Bloom,
Rheumatism. On April 5th The Advertiger's gar
If you are troubled with chronic or den editor received "a pea bloom from
muscular rheumatism give Chamber- Miss Bolyn Arnold, of Princeton.
lain's whniment a trial. The relief which was the first that he had seen
work many times its cost. Obtain- up to that time. There was no prise
able everywhere. offered for pea blooms this year.