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* I~AIHJN NEWS. *.
Ilihun. Ith4. I1.--i log killing
wcatlher iais coltie again. atil the 000
ple are airtkin; i.'ul use of the li:m .
Thel sick of, the conlituutity are slow
.\rs. T. 11. liab b arnd ch1ild ,ell sie
.\Mr. and \Mr.;. Ite!onI %ons of Gira;
\ .11 in Chock. ale:r vi.siting rel
a. in !:soi :"uunuiy reiturned to
his i t (1 : . l'idtlnI t I' ridatiiay.
. -I ionand sister. Mis.
.\Mari. a rotinianied by U ltIs. izzie c
Chie wrro \isiting relatives in P'ied
Jl nit i r i F: util nday ''vn
.r ; e.iitcd r. 'Uwensy visited fra.
EI.il y Voods of E"denl stilion Friday
hi.h and Saturday.
.\lessrs f loton 11,abb and Smlith .l. I
.Martin Were in Fountail nin T1hurs
dlay onl business. .
\Ir. and Mirs. Tom Rtoper of aaut
rens visited Mr. Tfully Blabb anid fam
We are 'vtry sorry Rev. Washington
'w ill not p reach for us next year, but !.
wish hiin initch success in his new
Saturday evening the iW'. M. I'. of
Rabun mset at the hotne W. .\rs. Grov-i
er Rioper. There being nineteen hidies I
present a good ile(tinsg w as held. Ite- I
fore leavidtg o'r honte Mrs. Roper op
(ned wide her dining rooit doors and c
invited one and all into the )eatit iltI
dining room decorated in white and
greenl and there served several kinds i
of ;des, cakes, frui.:, cali.s and or
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Mahon visited
.\r. and Mrs. John WolIf of Shiloh
\liss Cora League and brother, Ilor
ee spent Sunday with Miss Allione
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bolt visited Mr.
id 'Mrs. Alph McNiich of Boyds Mill
Mr. and .\rs. Claide .lahon and
oitly are visiting relatives in Vai
ON STI-it ('It.AFT
0'1i0'Wi) ItY \1Y I
dmiliis FIor (i'retl Inerense in Size.
U-robleml of Rieeruits. 3Matter of let
tine .iten to Vill Rank of National
:r\Icee 1.oomling 1.are-er,
\' '; hin:totn. lick.. S. Pre-lim inary
erk oni tho 191 N tit onial defe'nse
1r0'.1alline nioved for)Iward again to -
ty in boIth the lnaval and military
m t te11%es of the hou ce. wilh I:(ear
linirval.; Badger and F-l etcher of thet
a\ y's general board betfore the' for"
Ier and Quartermasler (4i1n. :Sharpe
un;inl before the latter.
The two adin. Is told of the
eard's r'eomnnldation for an enlor
louis inc rease in size and power and
smaller increase in seed for Ihe
at lesh ips to he provided for at this
essiont of congress. BeCattse of ihe
Lmdency of liau'opeban navies to build
ven larger ships and gins, and be
aulse there Is reason to believ'e thal
aptal ailready has under construction
more powerful ship than has yet
1een planned for the 1'ni1ted Slates.
dimiral iaidger said til' board fell
1 necessary that the .\unerican navy
allow t similar policy. i said the
loard hadl "econ~unen ded Main h1a1
eries of 12 16i-inch guns, lin increase
>f it pir (-(eeil in gun dower over 917
hilts and; a speed of 2:3 knots an hour.
A statement issued today by Sec're
ary ianiels indicatts that Ite reciom
ntendations of the board will be ai
t'ovedw t h"lle 1 lie department's opinion
laid before the commtittee.
The now dreadnoughts will di.:place
robably mnore 01h1n 10.000 lonls. as
gainst the :2,000 for t Califoria
lasS and siteetding shiis.
"Our new ships will embody the
Ihe general board reednmmonds," the
4ecretary's .tatemuent said, after ex
zgeneral characteristics of armament
plailing that only the question of
limited facilities led the secretary to
niter the board's recommendations as
to the number of ships to he laid down
The board recomiended the con
struction of four battleships and two
battleeruisers, while the secretary
hlvid that Ihree battieships and one
battlet ru iser were all that could he
undert:1akln is llwof 01e tremlendous
pro ra . - - c n re cii 'ed "r this year.
( stn. 'dthrpe brought out )o4ore the
milittry cntlotu ittee the fact that the
army still is far behin.l in recruiting
for the 191-7 inerement of the increase
of strength already authorized. IIls
statement was in line with that e:
N11Aa. (ien. Ihtgh 1. Scott(, chief of staff,
in his annual report, made pubilc to
day. (ten. Scott declared that univer
sal military trainin ug and service would
he the only solution to the recrutling
Secretary Ilaker's attitude on the
tniversal service question has not
been disclosed. It was stated authori
tatively today that ithe secretary had
read ('ien. Seott's report before it waas
pu1blished and aphorized ul bliation
but reserved his owin jtidgiment. Mr,
linker's views probably will be drawn
out betfore tilie comtittec.
t'niversal sevice also came up at
the n'aval committee hearing, AdmIIiratl
Ilidger saying that this is the one
"grand answer to all problems of oh
laning crews for the tnavy ships." lir
disap1proved a suggestion by Repre
sentaive lhttlr that a bonus system
to encourage enlistments lie establish
The Latest Reason.
'T'eacher.- "Now ,ehllIreng, wht1, was
the itause ot'f the decline of the Itomntt
elitpire'" lmright 1oy-"1 know. It
waits due to too much1 militarism oil the
hart of outsiders."-l'ugck.
THIRD LYCEUM NUMBER.
''he Meistersingers to be the Attrac
tion at the, Opera House Tomorrow I
The third number of the local Lyce
um course will be rendered tomorrow
night at the Opera Ilouse. The at
traclion this time is to be "The Mleis
tersingers" a male qluartet highly
spoken of in those cities It has al
ready visited. The general admission
price will be 500, which entitles the
holder to a reservcd e at. The follow
* :- Iaken from the .lueblo (Cl o.) !'
tain, refers to this attraction:
"lolk songs, old plantation clas
si(s, and an occasional selection from
grand opera featured the concert last
night. given at Centennial auditoriuml
by tile Meistersingers.
"'On the Sea', the opening number,
was excellently sntig and put the andi
enee in ine feeling fot the good
things to follow. 'larcarolle, from
the 'Tales of lloffman' brought rounds
of applause, being one of the strictly
classical selections of the evening.
Plantation melodies took ulp a gener
ous portion of the program. The bass,
who possesses i voice which rivals
a well for depth, sang 'Old Black .oe'
so feelingly that manty in the audience
had recourse to their handkerchiefs.
The support accorded him in the ae
companimenlt made melody that can
be described only as 'exqlisite.'
"A set of hige organ chimes and a
grand piallo constituled the instru
mental equ1liplent of the qnrit et.
Many of the songs were Sittig to
the acecompanilmenl of the chimes
played by the singers en masse."
Ancient Industry of Venice.
From doenlying home the manifae
ture of ghss was tranlsferred to Con
stilntinople, thence, In the seventh en
tury, to Venice, which for many huni
dred years twis to remain the center of
the Industry, the Venetian goblets and
drinking cups being exported all over
FOR SALE-GOOD FARM LAND
Five tractb of good Land, ranging in tracts of
Fifty to One Hundred and Fifty, known -s the
old home place of J. HI. Sullivan, near Hickory
TavIern, 12 miles west of Laurens.
Large Brick House and other Buildings,
oa main Public Road, e :s to schools aid church.
Price and Terms right. Apply to
. M. WOLFF,
Laurens,~7outh Carol: na.
To Machine Owners I
THE LAURENS MACHINE SHOP has its
machine and tool outfit in good shape, and is doing
" good work on all kinds of machines used in this
section. Makes a well-designed stove-wood Saw
machine that will fit your old solid-tooth saw-mill
" Saw, or any other kind; a strong emory-wheel
stand and mandrel, and the best gin-saw sharpen
ing machine you can gel any where; sells these
" machines ch per than you can buy them any
I have "I ttle" Ch rlie Sullivan with me, and
" between us, believe we have an expert knowl
" edge of mor classes of machinery than any other
two that cou d ge together. I solicit your pat
ronage. W. A. BRECKENRIDGE,
Owner and Operator.
Advertise in These Columns---It Will Pay You!
"FORSUCHIS THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMA S"
CHRISTMAS, the' one day in all the year when self should be buried and our thoughts turned to others and their hap
-piness, is upon us. It will be observed, as it has boen observed for thousands of years, in the giving of gifts. Let us
give bountifully, and in this way show our real affection. In our ample stock will be found hundreds of gifts .which
will express the real spirit of Christmas. Gifts which will carry to those who get them a feeling of prIde that their love
and friendship wrie valued so highly. We are at your service. Let us help you solve the problem of what to give.
Gloves -\Ptiot hteFrBa oir
in this seleti on. K id G loves, either in i othei d 1( iiosaevr ipr.vr syIktnwfrol 1.0t 250 ~ oi rens(i o 11 ogi fta
Ao rat. St i t ch, Si!k Or Cha misett e.
gray, ... . .... .... .... ...... .$1.50 t t o 0 - l
'fan WaHing G tods .... .... .... $1.25Io aa whe te shol brt on ur thon gt
WaWe -havetafvry, Imt ine of w s o r a c n I mpoe sock (ill ne fo no o
Waists mn i table for Chistmas iit of hii-tms. ifs sr ict wil carry ro (o e h ga the d . ( ii
geries Waists, lace or embroidery tr e.Petfm
ins 3I tH for.... .... .... .. $1.00 (mai nabe embroide re vii wi, black q tii each........ . 50..... .50
(Co orgete amIii c (ree ilde Chiie Waist saine or a le e I ieefom ac to SM a B
ia white, black and colors, all sizes. tan a ' erb . . .50 to1$1.00 ll ow c a Gifti i o1rt i
Wat is more pleasing . .. ..$ .5 e 1'( 1llr wn('vry usiefuelT wes than'l(i gfs n gv te1'l
a xtrae sev.a. blie $1.25 of I Maes Ic, sate ti give tont of nervsty that as
W a shiit eii i 111Ii(f lth dii Sitlii an soiic il color. ii. fort .1 .00 orc fi l.............. c tieo toe doo of, socks a1 iidt evntiu reui
ad Iag? We have Ihe most at t ractiveaag i hie, t eil n e st i .......... c 55) t ii
.e i velvet, .mbE 'idiered(l, raninLg inl hiVu 11( fiad li , sortment i I' o ( 'ases. I
sizesie Waits lace or t'lh'11l 'ltlh!( ill liehiust' I' in(:~ ofh ih rigt s paten )e 1' ~t mestaSelallt8l
si*l 38 trO tit....r.........$.00 t. $3.50 seml al Iirirr( i white bolack..............10 h/x: ;, s ize ~ tu' il ty11 Toes ea h......y 5 ;it,,.............
(Ieogetl(' ad Crpe d (;hve \'tlitsa in bolm k and orare vece r yB tppro
in whte, back a (1 elr~rS all izes.In Cr isa s . x .. r ..... ....$250 to $5.00 P lo a e
Wea pe Em'lop ilo Cawing some ver ne1ate
PH ioisibakand whits Mid yripues ;ia
What is m re p easng; nd lscftl t an S dtign a so flircolornd .. fo ta l .... ..$1.00. . .... .. . .. . .. is
Ililld ItaI? e lave Ill IIost atl a('iv'r(Iimg rine embroidere i white, l ack~ l 111Ii' 11111Si r