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Mr. Tom Shaw spent a short while
last week in Atlanta.
Mr. John Smith is very sick at the
hospital in this city.
Mr. Adger Bolt has gone to Woodruff
where he as accepted ai position.
Miss Rosa Madden of 'Clinton spent
Thursday in the city visiting fri'etids.
Miss Vera Cheek of Gray Court spent
Friday here with her friend, Miss Anna
'Mr. I-i. A. Graham of Greenville was
among the business visitors here yes
Mrs. Sue Teague and Mr. J. T. 11111,
of th./ Waterloo section, were visitors
in the city Thursday.
Mr. Pelham Chasney, who has been
in Barnesville, Ga., for several months
with Mr. G. S. Klugh, formerly of this
city, has been spending several weeks
in toe city with his parents.
Anthony Fuller, who has been em
ployed by the Powe Drug Compa'ny
for several months, has accepted a
-position with Clardy & Wilson and
will take up his new dut'es at an early
Mr. Carlisle Bolt left last Thursday
for Calhoun Falls where he wil join
a party of Southern Power Co. engi
neers engaged in pireparing plans for
water power development on the Sa
County Commissioner J. T. Todd has
been very ill for several weeks and
his condition yesterday was reported
as unimproved. On account of his ad
vanced age, much uneasiness is felt
over his condition. He has had a
stroke of paralysis.
Mr. John Bolt has returned to his
home in McColl after spending several
days here with friends and relatives.
While he has not made a definite deci
sion, Mr. Bolt states that he will most
probo bly move back to Laurens the
latter part of this year.
The many friends of Mr. T. J. Mc
Mister will be delighted to learn that
he has accepted his old position at
Davis-Hoper Company. Mr. McAlister
has been making his home in Laucas
ter, where he was in charge of a large
Mr. M. H-. Henderson, a former resi
dent of the upper portion of the county,
but has recently moved over the line
Into - Greenville county, was in Lau
rens Thursday and while here sub
scribed for The Advertiser in order
to keep in touch with the home folks.
Mr. S. C. Wood, manager of the la
dies' department in Clardy & Wilson's
store, was called to Gastonia last
week on account of the serious illness
of his mother. He returned to the
city Monday morning, but on receipt
of a telegram saying that his mother
was giowing worse he returned to
hcr bedsi'de Monday evening.
Our l Iine of window shades is com
plite. in !lI colors and prices.
S. M. & E. H. WI10S & CO.
S11twoIes Concrete Contractor.
Mr'. Ildgar L~. D~avis, who is doing
a large anmount of concrete work for
the Soulthernt Rlail way around Spar
tanhuri:, was a visitor in the city yes5
terday.' Dr. D~avis is originally from
the WVare' Shoals section of the coun
ty andI got his experience in concrete
work durning the erection of the big
mill and dam11 at Ware Shoals. lie has
had a numnber of large contracts giv
en him by the Southern Railway dur
S ing recent years and is making good
in that line.
MRS. MINNIE PILSoN RAY,
Widow of the Late Thos. F. Ray Diedl
at her hiome hzere Yesterday.
Mrs. Minnie Philson Ray, widow of
the late Thos. F. Ray, died at her home
in this city yesterday morning after
a short illness. The14 funeral services
will be held at the house tis after
noon at 3:30 o'clock and interment wilt
follow immediately afterwards in tihe
Mrs. Ray was the daughter of W. F.
In connection with ot
have opened up on Sulliva
ger's wood yard a first cla:
It will be in charge of F]
roughly experienced in th(
and Jane Wright Philson. Her father
Was a' leading merchant here before
the Civil War, but gave up his business
to enter the service, from which he
never returned. She was a 'grand
daughter of Glen. Nathaniel Wright.
'Mrs. Ray is survived 'by her sister,
Mrs. W. P. Childress and three chil
dren, Miss Irene Ray and Messrs Clyde
K. and Thos. F. Ray, all of this city.
She was a consistent member of the
Presbyterian church and took much
interest in its work.
The following will act as pall bear
ers at the funeral this afternoon:
Active: Eugene ludgens, A. C. Mi.u
ler, F. M. Smith, Rt. B. Childress, Hlamp
Hunter, Birk Clardy, Roy Little, Rt. F.
Jones, M. L. Smith, Nye Owens; lon
orary: Col, 1-. Y. Simpson, .1. M.
Wright, Dr. L. S. Fuller, F. P. Mc
Gowan, D. E. Barnette, S M. Wilkes,
C. W. Tune, Dr. H. K. Aiken, Dr. R.
E. Hughes, J W. Fowler.
+ SOCIETY. +
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Easterby en
tertained in a most deightful manner
last Monday evening at their home
on West Main street. 'Tie game of the
'evening was rook and many rounds of
this popular game were enjoyed by the
.gu'esta. After the cards were laid
aside, the hostess served a delicious
salad course, followed by coffee.
Miss Belle Moorhead, sister of Wim.
A. Moorehead of Goidville and former
ly teacher'of the Friendship school in
this county, was married to Mr. .1.
Lewis Crawford, of Barclay, Tex., at
the parsonage of the First Baptist
church, Spartanburg, Friday, January
'5th. The couple will make their home
'in Texas, where the groom is in busi
MLarried in Ashville.
In the Friday issue of The Ashville,
N. C., Times appeared the ansounce
ment of the marriage of Mr. alph W.
Wiggins, connected with the Laurens
Motor Car Company of this city, and
Miss Cecile Bowdell, of Indianapolis,
Ind. Mr, Wiggins has been 'n this city
for several months-and - has made
many friends who are congratulating
him upon his good fortune. The- bride
and groom arrived in the city Monday
and have taken rooms in the Little
residence on Laurel street. The fol
lowing is the account of the marriage
as taken from the Ashville paper:
"A romance begui some1 three years
ago in Indianapolis culminated here
'Ihursday afternoon in (he marriage
of Hal ph W. Wiggins, formerly of
52 Layman avenue, Indianapolis, and I
now with headrluarters in South Caro
linia, and Miss Ccciil Bowdell, 250
West Maple road, indlianap~olls.
'News of the marriage wviil ibe re
ceivedl withl sutrprise by tile frIends of
tile young coulle, it is slated. Miss
Dlowdell mfet Mr. Wiggins hlere Tlhiurs
(lay and they were mlarriedi inl the pas
tor's study of Cenitral Methlodist
church by R1ev. 'C. W. Byrd, D. D.
Mr. and Mrs. WVdggins will go to Co-.
lumbia, S. C., Saturday, and after a
wedding trip expec~t to make their
home11 In 'IAurens, S. C.
"Mr. Wiggins is engaged in tile bus
iness of selling automobiles and Mrs.
Wiggins was stenographer' for the
High'way Tractor company of Indian
Our line of window shades is coam
plete, in all colors and prices.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
"A lazy man," said Uncle Eben,
"sometImes has to work mighty hard
hustlin' foh excuses."
nd TIN SHOP
ii hardware business, we
n street, near Eichelber
is Plumbing and Tin Shop,
oyd Martin, who is tho
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* A LETTER FROM "AUNT KATE" *
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Dear Advertiser and Its Readers:
It is never too late to return
thanks for a kindness received
(though it were best always to be
not late). I therefore make this my
first letter in the new year, a letter of
thanks to those of you who kindly
remembered . the old lady during the
year just gone. It is a pleasure to be
spoken to by those who only know
me as "Aunt Kate" and assured that
the letter under that cognomen is con
sidered a very bright spot in The Ad
vertiser! To be told as one little
mother hailed mle In at H. Terry's "Is
this you? Well, I don't read very
much-I don't have time, but rest as
sured I'm never too tired or too busy
to read what Aunt Kate writes!" And
so I'm here to tell you if my scrib
bling gives pleasure to a limited num
ber, if health nermits, The Advertiser
will carry at least. one letter a month
during the yea' upon which we now
enter (and more If the spirit moves
and there comes another chautau
Christmas, 1915 a citizen of Laurens
received as a present a book that I
venture has been read by a goodly
portion of the county. I wish to as
sure the genial dentist that if all who
read this book "Aunt Jane of Ky". en
joyed it as thoroughly as did the
writer, then he who so generously
shared his gift with so many, must
feel the glow of satisfaction that comes
to one for a "kind deed in a naughty
world". I-Ic offered the book to me
when the year was young (and with
the impled compliment that he
thought of "Aunt Kate" while read
ing it) but it was near Christmas time
again before the book reached his
hands. Though it was long in getting
to me yet it was thoroughly enjoyed
an I more so perhaps, as 'by that time
my daughter, who sojourned for a
while in Kentucky last summer had
the pleasure of meeting the authoress.
Some of you who are blessed with
a sense of humor and like to read, put
that book on your list as the next one
to buy. It is full of good hearty
laughs with here and there a tear and
true to life in humans nature--the au
thoress knew that to perfection. She
must have been reared in a rural com
munity and at some time while there,
have been a dilligent member of the
"Mite Society". It. is just a chronicle
of the every-day lives of a rural
neighborhood you can find not only
in Kentucky but in South Carolina.
The first chapter "Sally Ann's Ex
perience" I laughed till I cried. For
I know "Sally Ann" so well I've met
her a lui of ities, (or het twin sis
"A.lilly .mos hown,' is a leaf from
rle ex; Pr :en('e of ii nv moot her with
a house full of chiiilren----Irying to
dio her own work---(Ices:; tile eli11drel
111(1 get. re ady for the "hlig me'ting".
low tired iodily and spiiriitall a
mlothler i* mst lie by thle itime shie reahlCh
'S 'tt ihrch. No wonider Al iily reflused
to slng the' openinug htymni "'lcomie!
i'weet ihay of Recst;'' And thtetn have
Samt ask the lareacheri hmomei with him,
exipectig a big dinnmer. Once ini hiis
life lie was dlisaphpointedl! Ini Alilly's
confessioni to the sister's of the "Mite
Society" (S'ally Ann as interrogater')
she made the nmin adimission that she
"had never' had a minute of r'est since
she imarried (Sami (Amos and sh'e
wasn't expectin' any till she diedl!"
Now dear sister, haven't you been
just like Milly, tired out and have
sonmc good old deacon, who had done
nothing but eat a good breakfast of
friend chicken and cantaloupe, say
to you "How are you tny sister? You
don't seem to be In the spirit and un
dorstanding today." Let me repeat
if you want several good hearty
laughs read "Aunt .Janc of Kentucky".
In conclusion, let mc wish that the
year 1917 may be filled with kindly
deeds one to another, of helpful
thoughts and at its close may the
wvorld be a little more eheer'ful, some
life a little brighter that we lived, is
the sinecere neow year's wish of your'
January 12, 1917.
United States of A merica,
Western District of South (a rolin.
In the matter of W. 11. Hoffman, Clin
ton, S. C., Bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given that the above
named person has 'been duly adjuadged
bankrupt, and the first meeting of the
c'rditors of said bankrupt will be. held
ini the Court liH at Laurenis, S. C.,
on the 1st da ob"~'~ruary A. D)., 1917,
at eleven o'e1k in the forenoon, at
which time Nhd place thQ crediitot's
may appear', examine the bankrupt,
pt'ove their claims and transact, such
other business as may pr'operly come
biefore said meeting.
J. . McSW AIN,
Referee In Bankruptcy
Greenville, 5. C. 26-1t
KEEPING EYES OPEN
Some of the lloase Workers Think it
is Time to Have at New Leader.
Maneuvering for political advantage
is seen this early among the various
I3lease leaders in connection with the
annual meetisg of the General As
sombly. Realizing the advantage of
which lay with the early worm the
various leaders of tho minority fac
tion are sharpening their political
pencils and are figuring on what
course of action will land them at the
front of their ranks.
Of course those who have hereto
fore either been workers in the ranks
or holders of lesser oflces have to be
reckoned with Cole L. Ilease. For two
toi :s (lovernor of South 'Carolina,
Mr. Blease was defeated for the
United States Senate in 1914 and was
again last year when his faction pin
ned their chances on his winning the
race for Governor. And now they are
talking about Mr. Illease again being
a candidate for Governor in 1918. At
least at a meeting of some of the
leaders here the other night styling
themselves the "Central Committee" it
was given out that they called on the
former Governor to make the race.
But that some of those who have
heretofore been workers in the ranks
or holders of lesser offices think it is
time for a new leader to come forward
is evidenced by the announcements of
William A. Stuckey of llishopville,
for Governor and of Thomas E.
Peeples, the present Attorney General
for Governor. Both have made the
positive announcement that they will
be in the race in 1918.
Attorney General Peeples has one
particular advantage which will ap
peal to his faction, he has been a
successful candidate. He was the only
one of the Blease leaders in 1914 to
be elected and last year had no op
position, indicating that he has a very
strong personal following even among
people who have never voted for Mr.
Blease. Ile will enter upon his third
term next Tuesday and with an un
broken record of victories behind him
gees into the campaign for governor
especially appealing to those men iii
didate who has a chance of winning.
his faction who want to follow a canl
In addition Mr. Peeples has made a
good record as Attorney General and
his administration is lprogressive. ills
recent organization of the 1Engrossing
)epartment along the lines of effi
ciency is one or those marks of iiro
gressiveess that makes himi a formid
able candidate. It is believed that
while Mr. piease may appeal to that
element of his faction which look on
him almost as supermanl those who
are accustomed to looking to restilts
and want to win will prefer Mr.
Peoples and "its results that count,"
as one political obseWver of imore
than a (uarter of a century said this
lilt)orning witc n disetissing the :situation
in the illease camp.
''That Mrt. \\'. A. Situckey will es.
am oIg the i.. nse rnk- . i. s . evident,
liii is one oft the orgaizer- andt leadi
('r' of' the Secret Varmetlrs .-lliance
anld has been doinig yeomanr l*worki ini
I ihn rankis for former( G (overanor I lease.
A studienit zas well as farmer .\r.
Stuekey is filled with en tusiasm for'
progressive legislation fav'oralie to the
farming and laboring classes and Ihe
sets tihe exampile by being a good
farmer himself. 1his relations wvith tihe
tenant class of farmers, who consti
tulte about 43 per cent of the popula
tion of South Carolina, illustrates the
man and they have a great affection for
him, ie wvas prevailed 0on to run for
Governor last year but gave way to
Mr. lilease and his friends now think
it is time for' him to be giv'en an op
it's an unussal situation for a 1)oli
tician to twvice go diown to defeat in
South Carolina and still retain his
hold on any considerable numiber of
voters. But it must be admitted that
Mr. Blease is an exception to the or
udinary rule andl he must be reckoned
wvith by any man who seeks to lead
his faction. if he runs he can keel)
alny one of the factions from winning
and tihe same can bue saidl of others in
his political camp, But tihe county of
flcials and legislators wh'lo want to win
niext time in thte lilease faction will
want a man ida cant win.
it contrast to the situation of the
Blease side of thte Ic~unc is that of
the faction now in power, Mr. Robert
A. Coop~er of Laurens is the only ani
notinced candidate for Governor and
indications at this timie point to his
being the only one. Of course new
conditions may arise between now andl
thle next election which maly over.
turn the Present out look but1 unless
they (10 ,it appears that Mr. Cooper
will go into the taco for' Governor
with practlcally tile solid backing of
the majority faction of the voters of
South Carolina. lie is a campaigner of
magnetic proportions and enaily makes
friends andl besides the thousands of
ptersonal followers of his own he is
favored b~y a majority of the follow
eras of Governor Manninlg. lie is from
T u k Should you come to us
for your trunk, y o u
= -------- would have the advant
age of a larger line to select from as well
as 'the very best grade and.....
At the Lowest Prices to be Found
We not'only2 offer low prices, but we
have just the trunk you want and in any
size. Come and see our values. :-:
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes
Laurens, :: :: :: :: So. Car.
OF SUCCESS IS AMBITION. Oneof the
elements of ambition is the
desire to be independent. The surest way of be
ing independent is to acquire wealth. The only
way to accumulate wealth is to save.
Every dollar you place in a Savings Account
with this strong Bank will help you save another
one. If you already have one see that it is in
creased. Better do it today.
We Pay 5 Per Cent Interest
On Savings Accounts
BANK OF GREENWOOD
Greenwood, S. C.
The Oldest and Strongest Bank
In Grel.n1wood County
AT THE CLOSE OF SIESS DECEMBER 31, 1916
Loans and Discounts 1,003,197.18 CptlSok10000
Stocks and Bonds 71,556:66 SupsanPrit10.31
Banking House, etc. 43,919.25 DidesUn id4080
Furniture an d Fixtures 5,000.00
Cash on hand and Due fromDpots105469
Banks 77.036.37 -
the up country and this fact will beNTIE
is clement of strength ini his favor 'itCotyfarifCoison
when he goes into the race.erof[lrnsCnywilwadcn
The introduction of an "air tight" tatfrmdclatnina h
prohibition bill in the H-ouse of Rep - Cut Ii 1( orIluefrt
resentatives by Representative W. R.lsln 'a'Ol ~~uy6h 97
Richley of laurens, one of tihe lBlease 'Ootin01101 ilviibai
leaders, caused some commlent, butatiasOlslrybis 'i)5t0
indications are thlat it will have little wl ~ ostq~ nete ~co
opportunity for favorable action. Tileiotl 1'hee tsittin. ltoisi
general public wonder what tMr. 1tefebai il lt e
Blecase thinks of the bill for If he has Ol diinlcl e o ramn
beeni con~sistent in one thing it h11 a llohslainsrelttlgtet
beeni for local option and has niever l(ItOlsevitbtinocs
been accused of being a prto~hitionist. i diin( ii o'iboiin
Mr. Richey is an able parliamnentarialnsary15 jUi temon,
and wvill prove a strong chlampion for iaal iL.~~ ' i hc iemn
his "air tight" bill and lie undoubltedi- ia ~atc fec fteeisi
ly wvillI attract support from tile ex-1118~ilIbe(00. I eihrc ete
treme wing of tihe prohibitilonists who ecp uhiltiie saeo'iai
are of tho opposit pollt~ical faith from l are n imiittelb iy
himself on State p)olitics. And tilt hen ia Iln f st
too there is a considerable element of '' t'i~it~l o10sliittdi
pr'ohlbttionists altssong the D'lca:;e mi- tc re ona tie th ay fFeb
nority in tihe flouse.rtay 117
The jockeying for' position among .1.1Iine.
tile various candidates for' Gover'nor 2-1S iiiio'
of the minority faction is intet'est ing to --- --- - -
onlooker's andi some detcidedlly utnex- E''N
pectedi developmnts miay occur. WIi o aeanra peie
111gh gr'ade sewing machine oil atendanislnltelohatyac
flue and ten cents per b)ottle.to.
S. M. & E. HI. WILKIS & (C0.
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