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8 Loeal and Personal Mention, 8
Mr. J. C. Burns, of Greenwood, was
a visitor in the city Monday.
Mr. Yancey Gilkerson spent the
- week-end in Spartanburg.
Mr. J. A. Bailey, of Cliukon, was a
visitor in the city yesterday.
Miss 1stello Taylor, of Princeton,
is visiting relatives in the lety.
Mr. J. Thos. Peden, of Gray Court,
was a visitor in the city yesterday.
Mr. A. M. Sherbert, of Lanford Sta
tion, was a visitor in the city Satur
Mr. James Wharton of Greenwood
spent the day here yesterday with
Miss Kathleen Wilkes is spending
awhile in Abbevilel as the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Moore Mars.,
Mr. W. L. Walker, of the Ware
Shoals section, was a visitor in the
Mrs. T. Lane Monroe left Saturday
for Columbia to visit her sister for
Messrs J. T. and J. B. Pitts, of the
Ware Shoals section, were visitors in
the city Saturday.
Tr. Thomas Curry of the Shiloh
section spent yesterday in the city on
'Messrs Hugh S. Wallace and R. G.
Wilson, of the Shiloh community, were
in the city on business yesterday.
Mr. Frank Hienderson spent the
week-end in the eily with his parents
Mlr. and Mrs. .1. W. iienderson.
Miss Helen Sullivan was among
those who attended 'the Paderewsky
recital in Spartanburg last week.
Miss Olgle Lever, of Chapin, Is
visiting her.brother, Mir. S. G. Lever,
and Mrs. Lever on Sullivan street.
Mrs: Ernest Machen will return
home Friday after spending several
weeks with relatives in De Land, Fla.
Mrs. J. T). Pitts, who with Mr.
Pitts is now residing in Greenwood, is
visiting relai Ives and friends in the
Dr. S. R. Ilickson and wife, of Barn
well county, have moved to Ora, where
Dr. Hickson will practice his profes
'The many friends of Mr. R. W. Wil
lis will regret to learn that he Is con
fined to his home on account of sick
Messrs Eugene Power and Tom
Owings of Furman t'niversity, have
been visiting homefolks here for a
day or two.
Mirs. E. W. Copeland, who recently
underwent an operation at the hos
pitaI, is improving under the care of
her physician and nurses.
Mrs. .1 lui 'si Filedenwald. of Balti
more, and Mrs. llaminerslaugh of New
York. vi:ited their brother. Mr. T. C.
Rohr, at the Laurens IHotel last week,
retuning to their homes Monday.
-M r. Mu rcus Nash, formerly a resi
d'nt of l.aurens, where he has many
friends, is spending a few days in
the city. Mr. Nash is now making
his home in Tandlrum.
Alr. C. P. llarksdale, of Sumter, who
ename up for the burial of huIs br'other'
in-luw, Mr i. iI. S. Kennedly, spent the
week-end wvith his dlaughiter,. Mir. andi
Mrs. 'W. 1i. ICaldiwell of Tumiblin
-Mr. l'a'rkine Todd r'eturned sever'al
dasago from Baltimoi'e, where lhe
has been undergoing treatment for
seveal weeks, Mr'. Todd states that
he feels very much improved in
S Among the recent accestions to the
popitlation of the city are Mr. C. M.
Wolff and family, formerly of the Shi
loh community. Mr. Wolff has rented
the house on church street recently va
cated by Sheriff Reid and has already
moved into it.
Mr. Gus Simmons, who is now lo
cated in Kansas City, -Mo., is visiting
his parents, Mr'. and~ Mr's. 0. B. Sim
mons. Mr. Simmions is meeting with
much success In introducing the sale
'of Coca Cola in Kansas City and the
- The D~elue MEinstr'e1.
'Iho (DeRue Bros. Ideal 'Minstre'ls
presented a vei'y pleasing perform
ance at the Opera H-ouse last night.
This was the first visit to Laurens of
the DeRue organlzatiin. Being more
or less an unknown quantity only a
medium sized audience was present
to witness the per'forimance. Those
that wei'e fortunate enough to be pres
ent indicated their hearty appr1ovali
of the program by repeated ap~plauise.
The performance was well balanced
with music, dialogue and an afte,irpar't
of specialty acts. The music, both
vocal and instrumental, was particu
larly well rendered and the specialty
acts in the second part kept the au
-9 dienco constantly in good humor. The
-wdialect was the only wpak feature of
the performane, which camne to a
rather abrupt end after a very eftec
!tive gymnastic act. In the absence of
.programs, special mention cannot be
made of individual acts. Should the
Deflue Minstrels return, they would
doubtless receive a cordial welcome.
+ SOCIETY. +
For Mrs. E. 31. 3lnchen.
The' dinner party given last night
by Mrs. S. 13. Wilson for her daughter,
Mrs. EW:. M. Machen, was one of the
enjoyable series of threL affairs plan
ned in her honor.
The flowers, that added beauty and
brightness to the table, were won as
favors by the guests who included
Mrs. E. M. Machen, Mrs. A. C. Wilson,
Miss Kate Inman, Miss Dora Rehbehn,
Misses Nell and Gretchen Kruse,
Misses Clara and Ethel Douchelle;
Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Miss Louise Neill,
Mrs. A. W. Honeycutt and Mrs. S. B.
After the dinner, the company de
lighted in a lively contest of rook-)e
'Land Daily News, Jan. 26th.
Miss Addle Shealy and A. K. Kinard
of Clinton were married Thursday ev
ening at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Shealy, east
Main street. The wedding was a home
marriage, with only the members of
the immediate family being present.
The Rev. J. L. Mc'Lin performed the
ceremony. The bride is a graduate
of the city schools and for the past
few years has. been engaged as stenog
rapher and bookkeeper in the office
of one of the leading business hous
es of Laturens. She is a most estima
ble young woman, possessing the
charms and graces characteristic of
well poised womanhood. 'Mr. Kinard
is a native of Little Mountain, New
berry county, pind several years was
located in Laurens, holding a position
as telegraph operator at the Laurens
depot. Recently he was t'ansferred
to Clinton, which place will be the
home of the couple.
Window Shades in a large variety
of sizes and colors, in best quality
and reasonably priced.
S. M. & E. IT. WILKES & CO.
To Form Commercial Body.
A meeting will be held in the direc
tors' room of the Peoples Loan and
Exchange Bank tomorrow evening at
7:30 o'clock for the purpose of organ
izing a commercial body of some kind.
Those who are desirous of lending it
their support are jordially invited to
1:11O1 iitN01t WILL
To Fill lift I District Comerr'essi~auatl
Seat. Vote 1aly'41y Needed.
Columbia,.tJan. 29.--For the gmur
pose of preventing the Republican:
from having a majority of one over
the Democrats, Gov. Manning will is
sue an order for an election to fill
the pllace In congress caulsedl by the
deathl of D. E, Finley of the Fifth Dis
trict. Tile eletioni will 1)0 11eld ini
February inl time rot' thle congressmlan
elected to take hlis scat by Mar'ch -1.
H. 13. Th'iomlas, secr'etar'y of thec
State Demlocratic executive commlifttee,
has called a tmeoting of tile comi
miittee for tornot'row at noon1 at tile
Jeffct'son hlotel to consider tile situta
tiotn. Tile commtlittee wvill prtobably
sutggest a (late for the election to Goy.
Tile indications at'e thlat there will
be a ilg field of candidates in the
race fot' congress in tile tf-fth district.
Among those mentioned as possible
canldidates are: Arthur L. Gaston
and J1. L. Glenn, bothl of Chlester; WV.
Ri. Biradford of Fort Mill, a member
of the house5 fronm York cottnty; W.,
F. Stevenson of Chleraw; C. N. Sapp,
assistant attorney general of Lan
caster; W. D). Kit'by and T. H. Butler,
both of Gaffney; J. K. Henry of
Chlester;: .W. M. Dunlap of Rock Hill;
J. E. Bleamguard, member of tile
senate from York counlty; Mendel
L. Smithl of Camtden, and J1. E. Mc
'Donald of Winnsboro..
Openig Books 'af L'uibscriptt fan
Notice is hereby givenl thatt, iur'su
ant to a decree givenl by tho Secre
tary of State, boks of subscription to
thte, capital stock of Thie ILurens
Coutnty Co-operative ~Jersey Hull As
sociation, will be opened at the t'esi.
dence0 of Mr. A. Ji. Moore. Feb. 1, 1917,
at 10 a. ml.*
'C. B. Owinlgs,
A.' Hi. Moore,
EATiNO A P'LEASURIE.
when you have a ,normali appetite.
Loss of app~etite indicates thlat the
stomach need(s to be cleaned, sweet
enedi, and stimutlatedi to healthy ac
is sold for tis purpose05 an guaran
teed to give relief. Sold or ly by uts,
$1.00. Eureka Drug Co., Lauirens and
D OLL WEEVIL PRECAUTIONS. *
The following directions have been
sent out by the Commissioner of Ag
riculture of Alabama to the farmers
of his state, telling them how to min
imize the results of the boll weevil.
The directions were takeni from a cir
cular enclosed with a letter to Mr. T.
Mac. Roper, of this city:
1. legin at once to destroy the
old stalks and other litter by plowing
them under or'burning them. Burn the
hedge rows, ditch banks and burn
around dead stumps, trees and logs.
Ttilize every pretty day this winter,
cleaning up and plowing when the
soil will permit.
Thorough preparation, a medium
early start and determined efforts will
make cotton. They succeed in all oth
er states that have boll weevil. Why
not in Alabama?
2. Reduce your crop to six or
eight acres to the plow auid make the
rows one foot wider than you expect
the cotton to grow in height.
3. Prepare a good well pulverized
seed bed and plant as early as sea
son will permit.
4. Plant pure seed of early varieties
like Triumph, Cleveland Dig Doll,
Toole, King and Simpkin.
5. Fertilize a little heavier and
put part of the fertilizer in with the
seed to start the crop quickly. If on
ly two hundreds pounds of fertilizer
are used per acre, apply all with the
6. Keep cotton off of (lamp rich
land that makes too much weed,. as
moisture. shade and tender growth is
the weevil's Ideal place.
7. Pick the weevils out of the buds
of the plants a week before squares
begin to form.
8. Pick up and burn the infested
squares the same week that the first
9. Cu~Llvate shallow land once a
week until August or later.
10. Successful 'cotton culture is
now a matter of the man, his intelli
gence, determination and ability to
apply his efforts at the time which
will accomplish the greatest results.
11. I)o not forget your food and
feed crops, hogs and cattle.
We are showing a good line of Blaby
S. M. & E. i. WILKES & CO.
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InterestimL Statisties From (nray
* ('Dourt-(wings. *
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Editor The Advertiser:
The mm hers of the 10th grade of
Gray ('ourt-Owings school have re
cently compiled some facts concernin
the district. These' facts consist of
numbers of families in district; whirr
populat ionl; Ile occupaiolln of heads cI
families; num b elr of ciiildren out. o
school, etc. Such a study familiarizes
pupils with the boundary of district;
with the people in tie (list rict, and
gives them a broader outlook on the
Community. Feelinlg that others mlay
1)0 interested in these facts andi that
such may inlspire other teachlers to
make such a suirvey, wye are enclosing
thle following Facts.
These facts were closely looked( into
and can be very nearly vouched for.
The nlame of every patron is kept in
thle office and is found at once when
we wish to sendl OUt invitations or nleedi
thlem for any purpose wvhatsoever.
This same work was done last year
by tho 10th grade. We find( compar
ing themi very interesting.
Below are the facts. You may ipub
lish them if you feel it worth while.
R. T. .Wilson.
Number of white families .......174
,White population .. ...........716
Number' of families having chil
dren in schlool ................64
Number of families engaged in
farming ... . .. .. .120
Number of Families engaged as
Number of families engaged as
R. F. D. carriers .. ........5
Number of families engaged in
other occupations ...... .....31
Number of families moved since
1916.. .......... .......18
Number of' Families out of the dis
trict patronlzinlg school ........15
Gain in familIes this year ........10
Gain in p~opulationl...............40
(Gain in school enrollment ........15
A few conclusions drawn from
1. That the scho'ol touches, dire'ct
ly, only 30 per cent of the families
hence the need of a movement to in
terest and aid othlers, dlirectly.
2. That the greater per1 cent of
famlllies are farnmers-hence thle trmend
toward agriculture, manual training,
3. That only a few-about 10 per'
cent, ar'e transient families-therefore
hope for a future average attendance
better than ill past years.
4. That our cofhmmnity is progress
ing in numnbers-heonce tihe schoo
must pjrogress if it keeps stel) with the
TUAN FROM SAVAGE TO SAINT
Wonderful Transformation of Fiji
Islanders, Which Are Soon to Be
Visited by Roosevelt.
When Colonel Roosevelt pays his an
nounced visit to the Fiji islands in
February he will find the natives much
different from nlint they were only a
comparatively short time ago. Today
the -FijI Islanders are model citizens;
once they were the most abhorrent
creatures known to civilization.
In his work, "flow Christ Conquered
Fiji," Rev. ). L. Leonard tells us
something of the Fijians of a genera
tion or two ago. He says:
"Physically and intellectually they
rank'among the foremost in the South
seas, but before Christianity wrought
its astounding miracles of transforma
tion they had no equals for brutality,
licentiousness and utter disregard for
human life. The world over their name
was a synonym for all that is atro
cious, inhuman and demonincal. It
was a part of their religion to be as
cruel as possible toward their enemies
and to slay them with nameless and
horrible torture was a positive de
"They had a habit of massacring
all shipwrecked sailors or other
strange visitors to their shores. Few
Fijians died a natural death or lived
to old age, for the feeble and the aged
were esteemed worse than useless mem
bers of society and by artificial means
were hastened to their graves. In
fanticlide was so common that two
thirds of the children perished at the
hands of their parents.
"When a chief built d house and
holes were dug for the posts a man
was flung into each one to be buried
alive. When a war canoe was launched
living men were used for human roll
ers, and their bruised and torn bodies
were afterward roasted and eaten. lu
man flesh was eaten by preference, as
well as from hatred of their enemies
slain in battle. In one district the en
tire population was kept to be de
voured by their more powerful neigh
bors. A chief would send to a neigh
bor or ally a roasted victim carefully
wrapped and escorted by a procession.
After one war the victory was cele
brated by cooking 100 human bodies
for a feast. One chief set up a stone
to commemorate each time he had
played the cannibal, and 872 of these
tokens were counted by a missionary.
But the Fijians have since passed
under the mild yoke of Christianity
and the savage in them has yielded to
the subduing influences of the Gospel
of mercy and peace.
Hard Water Good for Rheumatics.
That hard water-meaning a water
that contains two hundred parts in the
million or more of lime-is better than
soft or distilled water for drinking
purposes is asserted in the New York
Medical .Tournal by Dr. Frank Leslie
Rector of Now York. It never con
tins enough lia to do harm, but the
lit tle it does coniin is highly hone
flein) to persons with a tendency to
rheumatism, gout or hordening of the
To gl such a (lose of lime as it doe
for would pr(-s('ribe one would have to
drink six: gallons of hard water Ia 24
hours. A common glassful of such
water contains about three-fourths of
a grain of lime.
It is an error to suppose, as many
do. that hard water en uses rheuma
Itism, gout. kidlney disenses mand
mriteriosclerosis, for these are the v'ery
troubles that are cured by the wvaters
of such places as Kissingen, N'auheim
andl Saratoga, the benefit of which is
in their alkaline content, and this is
Make Brightness in Winter.
If you will notice the shrubs that
have attractive twigs throumgh the win
ter, you will put on your list for plant
ing some of the following: Red or
river birch, which has flaky, reddish
brown bark and grows naturally in
cittlups or colonies; Siberian dogwood,
the brightest of the red stemmed dog
woods ; yellow dogwood, the stems
bright yellow ; staghorn sumac, whtich
has hairy twigs bearing stiff clusters
of fuzzy red berries; small native
roses, which should be planted in
masses for the red stems and cut down
every three or four years; the black
raspberry, and the willows.
American Foods in Russia.
Russian workingmen who are build
lng the railroad from Petrograd to
Kola, the Arctic port on the White
sea, are living largely on American
dried vegetables, They are being ex
ported to England andl to South
America. Practicaliy the entire prod
ucts of the three plants, which are in
New Yorft, California and New Jersey,
are at present being erTportedl for use
under condhitlons which make the most
of theie special virtues of being easily
transported and of being able to re
sist decay indefinitely.
The New Dimes,
The following description is given
by the treasury department: The de
sign of the dime, owing to the small
ness of the coin, has been held quite
simple.- The obverse shows a head of
Liberty with a wingedi cap. The head
is firm and simple In form, the profile
forceful. The reverse shows a de
sign of the bundle of rods, with a bat
tle ax, known as "fasces," and sym
belie of the nation's strengtfl. Suir.
rounding the fasces is a full-foliaged
branchi of olive, symbolic of peace,
Well Worth While.
A cut of half a cent a day in one
item of naval expenses amounted to
a saving of $800,000 in two years. This
is a very creditable example of econ
omy and it shows how the littles
What Kind of Mattress
Are YOU Sleeping on?
Re b ONE-7'71R ) OF YOUR L I F E IS
einem ei- SPENT IN BED. YOU OWE IT
TO YOURSELF TO USE A !MATTRESS THA1.T IS NOT ONLY
COMFORTABLE. BUT CLEAN AND SANITARY.
We have just that kind, made of pure cot
ton-felted to keep it soft and fluffy-and
at the prices we offer, everyone can'have
just the mattress that will insure a safe
and comfortable night's sleep.
CALL and SEE our DISPLAY
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
First Showing of
The Knox . . . $3.50
Frank Schoble . . $3.00
No Name . . - $3.00
Call In and Look
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weliknown tonic properties of QUININR E~tTaigNePitEc
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out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
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