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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1917.
JEFF DAVIS MEMORIAL
SHAFT NOW IS ASSURED
Monunent to be an Obelisk 851 .Feet
High, Erected at Birthplace f Pres.
ident of Confederacy In Todd unty
Kentucky. - . .
Hopkinsville, Ky., March 24.-The
long-cherished desire for a proper
memorial to Jefferson Davis, first and
only President of the Confederate
States of America, at his birthplace at
Fairview, Ky., is at last to be real
ized. For nine years or more this
project has been urged. Luight years
ago 19 acres of the original Davis
farm at Fairview was bought and was
dedicated with much ceremony in the
presence of several thousand people.
But somehow the money has , ot
been forthcoming in sufilclent amounts
to put the proposition through on the
elaborate scale which was desired.
Most of the contributions were siall
sums given by individuals, and they
ran into the necessary thousands of
dollars very slowly. Yet since the park
site was bought about $20,000 has
been thus raised, and as fast as avail
able this was expended in paying for
the land, clearing it and inclosing it
with a very hadsome stone fece.
In the last few months, however,
fresh impetus has been given to 'the
scheme; new and really substantial
backers or it have been interested, and
ats tie roulnding out to completion of
the plans it Jias been decided to erect
as Ohe crowning feature of the park
an obelisk 351 feet high, making it
second iI point of height inl the world,
the Washington monument alone ris
Ing above it.
lAist sumner General George W.
Littleileid. of 'Texas, and Ccneral Ju
Ilan S. Carr, of North Carolina, two
followers of tile Lost CauIse and mulI1ti
millionaires, were enlisted inl tile 1ro
ject and each mIade a generous contrl
bution. The National Organizatioll of
Dlaughlers of the Confederacy, at their
recent annual lleeting, pledged their
support. Other organizations and in
dividuals all over tle natio are show
ing renewed zeal and making substan
tial subscriptions. General Littlefield,
besides a large Initial gift, has agreed
to give $2 for every $1 contributed.
General Carr, who is now III tile Orn
ent, approved the plan1s for tile mem1o
rial before leaving and assured tie
promoters of his hearty support.
General lennett Ii. Young, of
Louisville, has all along been the mov
ing spirit in the project. It was 11e
who advanced the montey to close file
option oi the property when it was
about to be lost through lack of funds,
and It. was he who got General Little
field' and General Carl- interested.
General Young Is president of the Jef
ferson Davis Home Association, which
is behind the memorial project. The
other oflicers are General Julian S.
Carr, of Durham, N. C., and V. Y.
Cook of Hatesville, A rk., vice presi
dents, George V. Littlefield, of Aus
tin, Texas, chairman of board of di
rectors; John A. Wood of Jackson,
Miss., Chairman of advisory board;
John 11. Leathers, of Louisville, treas
urer, and Thomas ). Osborne, of
* Louisville, secretary.
Test hIoles have been dug on' tile
highest in1t of tile woodled eminence
in the park site at Fairview, and at a
depth of eighteen feet a 5011(d lime
stone foundation wvas found. There Is
an abunadance of limestone on and ad
jacent to tihe park for tile monument
itself. Tile foundation wvill be 43 feet
squiare, and arranlgenments are beinlg
made for laying it.
To build tihe obelisk wIll requilre
6,000 yards of sand, 5,000 barrels of
cemlent and 6,000 yards of crushed
stonle. Wilen completedl it will .weighm
27,000,000 pounds, andl the COst will be
approximlately $80,000. 131(1 hlave been
submitted for its erection. hTic wvork
will 1)0 (lone inl furthler beautifying
and improving the park. Plans al
ready prepared cali for driveways,
walks. ihr'ubbery. flower gardens, etc.
it is hloped to complete tihe obelisk
in time to unvoll and dedIcate it on
October 22 of this year. It will be a
great occasion. Governor Stanley hlas
pr1omised to be present and to lend thle
various departments of the State gov
ernmlenlt to It. It Is hoped that Pres
Ident Wilson will be able to attend.
The park property is a part of wvhat
were tile imlmediate pr1emnises of the
JDavis family inI 1808, whlen .Jefferson1
*,Davis was born. The exact site of
r! the two-room log cabin in whih he
was born Is novi occupied by tile hand
some Bethel BaptIst church, the mem
bership of wichi would not part wvithm
'The first Federal-aid hligh~way to be
construotod In Kentucky is now plan
SORROWS ARE MULTIPLIED
WITH (110 1 iHLL PEOPLE
Dr. Hugh Piuson Died in Pittsburgh
and Other Residents Seriously Ill.
Cross Hill, March 31.-This has been
a week of shocking and surprising
events for Cross Hill. The first and
most heart-rending was the death in
Pittsburg, Pa., of Dr. Hugh A. Pinson
which occurred Tuesday evening after
an operation Saturday for appendicitis.
Dr. Pinson, together with Dr. Carroll
Curry, both of whom had graduated
from the Medical College of Georgia,
last June, went to Pittsburg to pursue
further lils studies In practical medi
cine and surgery. He had been trou
bled with an affected appendiz for
some time and on Saturday last this
was removed with the sad result men
tioned above. Because of the sudden
ness of the death and the distance from
home no one of his pepole here was
able to reach him, though his brother
Charles, went as far as \Vashington.
The remains were brought home by
Dr. Scurry, reaching here late Thurs
day night. The funeral ceremonies and
interment were at Liberty Springs
Friday afternoon in the presence of a
large concourse of weeping and sor
rowing relatives and friends. The ser
vices were conducted by Revs. \V. D.
Ratchford and R. G. Lee. The floral
contributions were abundant and
Dr. Pinson was about 3.1 years of age
and was just colPleting his prepara
tion for a tromising career in the mcd
ical profession. lie was a klud-heart
ed, congenial, energetic young man, a
mtemnber of the llaptist, church, and es
teemed by every one who knew him.
Ills paren is, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Pin
son, withi three brothers and two sis
ters survive. All these with other rela
tives are shared in their grief by a
host of ;;yimpatihizing friends.
in the midst of these distressinmg
anxietis camine a imessago Tuesday
from Mr. loy Simmltons at Neweastle,
Del., stat Ing that lie was sick, unable
to come home alone, and asked for
sone one to come for him. His father,
.MIr. .1. W. Simmons was in the hed suf.
fering from acute in(ligestion . and
could not go, but Mr. -Joe Carter left
early Wednesday morning ret urning
with Ioy Friday at I p. i. Ile has a
slight attack of paralysis but It is
h1oped lie will 80011 recover. ,
During the wveek information caie
from tile Pryor htospital at Cheater
that Mr. 11. A. Wharton is not doing
well. Mrs. Wharton is with him and
Dr. J. If. Miller, at the invitation of
Dr. Pryor, went over Friday to see himl.
While the minds of the people were
absorbed in all these anxious trou
bes and sorrows, Thursday afternoon
fire destroyed the barn of Mr. Casper
Chandler, constiming all llls provend
er, together with one horse and one
itmule, the only work animals lie had.
It is not known how the fire originated
and it was discovered too late to save
anything, though every effort was
made to do so. Mr. Chandler himself
was in town, two miles from home, at
the time, but his family and neighbors
suieceeded in saving other nearby
buildings, including the dwellIng house,
agalnmit a strotng unfavorable wvind.
The loss of his stock and food, es
pecially at this season, falls heavily
upon Mr. Chandler.
Mrs. Eugenia Culbertson Hillhousec
of Abbeville, who has been under treat
ment at the Pryor hospItal of Chester,
for several weeks, underwent an op
oration for applenidicitis last Monday.
Whlen last heard1 from shte wuas doing
well. Two weeks ago Mrs. itilllhouse
splenlt a (lay and night with relatives
here on her retuirn to the hospItal. Herm
sister, Miss Maggie Culbertson, a train
ced numrse of Augutsta, is with her.
Mr. Frank D~wight, a stuidenit in
Cliemson College, spent last week-Lndi
here with hir sIster, Miss Sarah Dwight
of the Cross H1i1l school.
Misses Josie and Janie (irillin, teach..
eta In IEdgefieldi and Saluda coutntics,
are visiting their parents, Mr. anld Mr s.
Somte (Good Advice.
"Don't think too miuchi of your own
methods. Wantch other pteople's wvays
andl learn from them." TIl is good
advice, especially when bilious or con
stihiated. You will find many people
whlo utso Chamberlain's Tabets for
these ailments wIth thte best results,
and will do well to follow their exant
ned to) connect the birthplace of Lhi
coln in Larue couuty and that bf Davis
in Todd county. It will cross the State
from east to weost, and be a verItable
* IlflUN NEWlS.*
Rabun, April 2.-The afriers made
good use of their time' last week on
thea farms, while the weather Was so
Mrs. Nancy Owens visited irs. T. F.
Mr. lDouglas West after visiting his
mother Saturday night returned to his
wotrk near Fountain Inn Monday,
Mrs. Rebecca Owens and daughter,
Miss Edna visited Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Mahaffey of the Eden section Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Bolt of Hickory Tavern
section visited her brother, Mr. W. P).
Baldwin Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Rebecca Owens and son, Archie
were visiting relatives in Greenpond
section Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Harley Abercrombie visited her
sister Mrs. Gus Terry of Boy(s Mill
Mr. ad Mrs. ODunk Nesbitt of Pied
mtont visited elatives In this commun
Ity from Friday until Monday.
Mrs. Boyce Wolff of Wasfhington is
visiting Mr. and MIrs. John Wolff.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bolt visited rela
tives in Piedmont Saturday and Sun
.liqs Alliene Baldwin was the week
end i iitor of Miss Cora League.
Four Days On1
was Never Bet1
Women who I
Prices will be 15
(N-orget te liuses elah,
trime~. <nshngwith spo
birs; eor--white, ~pinik. mna
biieii'k, prier .' .$5.00 an
Ilig 'arPi(ety of' styles inll
En ster Ne'q'kweaiIr, in (loorget
gatn(1i(e an' 131I'(ngee eollars a
I'r a n~ 'itill' sets ; pice 50c
Ladies' ('oat Suits, in
ges, Voiles, anid Poplii
Ladies' Dr'esses in Taf
Sand Crepe de Chine.
New $pring ShaJ
Miss Jonovee Babb of Eden section,
spent Friday night with Miss Edna
Mr. J. C. League visited Mr. Furman
Mr. Boardie Owens and family of
Trden section, Mr. Claude Wasson and
family of Friendship community, Mr.
Soloion Mahaffey of Eden visited Mrs.
Iebecca Owens Sunday.
The Hickory Tavern teachers, Miss
es McKittrick and Rasor visited Mr.
and Mrs. Will Bolt Sunday.
Mr. Joel LIa) and family of (ray
Court, Mr. and Mrs. Robert iellaims
of I lickory Tavern were visiting rela
lives in this community Sunday.
Miss Mae Roper of lIaurens and Mr.
P1aI Roper of McCormick visited palr
01hts from Friday until Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith J. Martin and
daughter, little Aurora visited Mr.
Dennis Owens and Mrs. Nancy Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Mahon visited
Mr. John Wolff and family of Shiloh
VETERANS OF GRAY
TO IMETT IN FORICE
Many Fromt South Carolina M I At
te-nd Confederate liunilon in Wash
Washington, March 2-.-According
to Information made public here to
Ctin. C I te
"R SPIRIT I
in Which to do Y<
:er Prepared to Ser,
Enow Style and Ai
lumbered among th
rt vol- Manyv womenl will wish
se and bhomrt stylish and
1 $6.50 i-(.e. \v WI have dir
nra g(11 reat vollection
$1.25 Ten( pieces of S4port. S
in in111.14 andi ae Sill,
1le1l pla0ids fo r W\ash Sk
and1( D evuunshirie, pr1ice~ p
reta "The Ladies
es Laurens, :
day at the headquarters of the Con
federate reunion committee there will
not be a baker's dozen of old fellows
left In South Carolina when the big
gathering takes place here In June.
Fifty camps from that State alone
have signified their intention of being
This is. the largest number from
one State that has applied for quar
ters during the 22nd annual reunion
of the Southern soldiers. The Ten
nessee veterans have applied in large
E1ast Potomac Park will not be se
lected as the site of the tented city.
This location Is believed by Chair
man Harper to be unsuitable and ef
forts will be made to get a location
not so close to the Potomac river.
The expense of the union was
diseussed by the committee in expen
ditures late yesterday and the pro
gram of entertainment tentatively
Honor Roll of Wotndroiv Wilson
, School. -
Second Grade-Mildred Burton, Lou
ise Todd, Sara Cheek.
Fourth Grade-Nell Cheek.
Fifth Grade-.\lamie Webb.
Sixth Grade-Colton Cheek, Esther
Craddock. Remllell Reid.
Seventh Grade-.Margie Craddock,
Ola Sue Owings.
)ur Easter Shopping
ie it's Patrons Than
ppreciate Value, Se
Le Easter Shoppers a
their Easter lonniiets to
becoling and yet ine(-X
-et ed onel m (forlts to Ipro0
I relamrkable vaI ies for
will satisfy thieir neds.
'lor early in t he week.
ulting .inst reei ved, deC
oriary 8,uiting priCe Pearl
..... .... 25c andt 35c Also v
ort Suiting ne
S ini assort ed stiripjes and14 ( '1ocke
j) jr~I dla per yar d 75c whit <
.n1gs- in ahisortI't i stipes in(11
arts. piCed j e r yard( 50c ors a
at rd ines, 'o ph ius. l'ilies.
er yard . . .. 25c and1( 50c E
-of Tifflta -iSilk,itI
Ow IEaste l'pattern/Ps
y diesignus; priced111
.$5.00 and $6.50 jualit,
Clip This and Pin
on Wife's Dresser
How Thinl People Obtain a Plump
Strong, Robust Body.
"Before I took tonoline people used
to call me 'skinny' but now my name
is changed. .ly whole body is stout.
Hlave gaimed 15 lbs and ain gainingm yet.
I .,like a ne w mnI," declared F. P.
Smith, Pitts)u1 rg, J)., wno had just:
litished tie tololiine treati ment.
Woul(d you, too, like 14) quickly put
frrom 10 to :10 lbs. of' good, solId, "] ay
there" flesh, fat an i miscuira .iue
between your skinl and bones?
Don't say it ca't be done. Try It.
Iet lus selld You flee a 50v llackage. Or
tonloline and prove what it can do for
you. The Peoples )rug Store is 11dis
pelsing a great deal of tonloliie.
.lore than half a million thin tnea
and women have gladly Made this test
and that tonoline does suecceed. does
make thiin folks fat even where all is
has falled is best proved by Ile tre
llendous busilless we have lone. No
dr lastic diet, flesh creams, massage. oil
or emulsion!-- but a simple. harmless
home treat ment. Cit out the couipok
and send for this Free package today.
Trake tonoline with your meals and
watch It work. This test will tell the
--5 BOX FREE- .
Free TIonohine C'oupon.
This cou on. with 10c in silver to
help pay postage, packing, etc., and
to show good r :thl entitles holder
lo one 50c packiage of Tonoline
Freo. Address the American Pro
prietary Co., Iloston. .lass.
and this Store
rvice and Fair
It this Store.
'ieand thcki Storeo
rvice pairn.. Fair$.2
Gray one, he and mp ine
Ly;er polors paite$.25 p$ai.50
I lis pri...ea.h...$1.25
aster Kid Gloves
lives. phitin whhe and11 white
lack It innuiiiings, prlie $2.50 -
ul Jones Middies
ize, fast (olors an h11 est
;pr'iee eaeh $1.25 and $1.50
[ow Dross Silks e
ew Crepe de Chine.
[ew Georgette Crepe
In All Shades