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'Mrs.. J. Anna Stevens, of Bethune,
is visiting Mir. S. M1. Wilkes and fam
Allss Harriet .J. Clarkson, of Colui
bia, is visiting Dr. and 'irs. A. J.
ir. I. W. Davis, of Fountain Inn,
spent Sunday in the city with Mr. and
Mirs. It. E'. Ilughes.
Airs. J. E. .lcc)onald and Mlr. .Joh
Little, of Columbia, spent Sunday in
the city withi their mother, Airs. J. It.
Miss Vivian Hiuff, Who is teaching in
Batesbur'g, sircnt the week-end in the
cty wIth her parents, Mir. and Mr's.
,.Nir. John Wilke. is taking in the
Thirtieth ')ivislon reunion a s the
guest of Preston Westmilor'elaid, foriml
erly with tire hititler Guards.
Mi's. J. V. Smith, 'Mrs. II. C. Fuller
and Edwini uller and A i rs. Cora
WIrarton, of Spartanhurg, visited Ai's.
J. T. A. I .allo w, at Iishonrir Sun day.
.\iss ILattie Ehicelberger, 1who has
been principal of the school at Norris,
for the past t wo years. left last week
to as*1umeic her dillies for allothr year,
having heeloelected for another terrm.
Mr.- L. S. Ilolt returned M1'onday to
Leesville after spending several days
in the hogpital here where lie had his
tonsils remrioved. 'Mrs. Bolt leaves to
day to join him.
Mai. Paurl S. Arior, connected with
the Var Savirgs depart-ment of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,
has been spending several days In the
'Messrs. Ilarry Thames and Billy
Royal, of 'Charleston, spent Sunday af
it'r'noorn in tire city with Dr. and Mirs.
II. K. Alken, on their way from
Charleston to the Thirtieth Reunion
Mir. and '.lrs. R. B. Watts, of Colum
bia, Mrs. 'Mollie J. Ballow, of Blacks
burg, Mr. M. F. Wharton, 'Mr. and Mrs.
0. T. 'Ballow and LMr. ad Mrs. M. 0.
Ballow, of Cinion, visited Mr and Mrs.
J. T. A. Ballew, at Lisbon, Sunday.
Sergt. M1elvin Abercrombie, who has
been overseas with the A. E. F.,
reached New York last week and is
again at his Ioie a few nilles in the
country whier'e lie is receiving a hearty
welcome by friends and relatives.
Irs. 0. II. Simnions and daughter,
Aliss Louise, and \liss Loule Aar'tin,
visited i. aid Mrs. J. T. A. Ballew,
at Lisbon, Suiday. M"'. and Mrs. J.
W\'. ell(le'son ard i'. and Mr's. Ed.
Ilicks wer.e also visitors there, Mirs.
Hallow haviig Just, rec.'tlurt'ne(d from the
Mir. Ed. 'imllpson, a forimier resident
of this city but nopw connected with a
hotel at ruthrrfordtrton, N. C., spent
ionida night in the city and was giv
''n a hearty greeting by his friends. '.\r.
S impson rode down 'wil soldier
friends to attend the itairunion in
Greenville ard could not resist tle
t ermpt1ation11 of c'orm ing oni dow~'n to I au
r'enis brefore' returr'inrg to iris dirties ini
been stationed at PhliladelIphia since
r'ecei vinig Iris comm iss Ion as a lieu1
Senianit scoon a fteri' the t'nr ited Slates cin
t'red tire war, spe~Jnt severial1 days at
Iris hiomie ini thIe coiunty last, week on
hiis way to (Campll Gor'don whiere lie was
o receive Iris d ischrarige Mlonday. (Caprt.
('uniininightamr Itas necep lt ed a 'positIion
"'Ith Wellington & Scat's, a lar'ge teix
lle concern of Itostoni, .\ass., and will
go there ve'ry soon.
'Mi's. J1. P. Simpisori, hter siter', M\r's.
Thiedford, anrd daughiteris, M\isses L~utcin
andu .\nnie, left Th'lursday for Jackson
vIll, i'ta.,'where they will make threit'
hiomre ini thIe futrne. i'Tc'y cwer'e ac
(compaid by3 cir's. A. W. C'ockrell, Jri.,
whoc has baeri v'Isitin rg threm for sev
eral weeks. On their way down threy
st olpid over in Columnbbla to v'isit Gov'.
anidc I\t's. 1i. A. Cooper. 'lhe dedp a rture m
ofi \irns. Simpson and~ famrilly is a
sornce of keen r'egr'et to their marry
f'riemrt.a here where thtey were elosely
Idenitlied with thre r'eligiouts and so
cial life of the cily and whre the late
D r. Shtnplson sprent hris life as a irae
ietng physician. The Sinrison horme
oni i~ast 'Mai street hits been lilur
('hased by, Mt'. lar'ioni J. S-1mnpson, w~ho
w'ill mo~ve into It ini the Immnediate fur
~liss Nancy Stillw~ell arid M'. WIl
11am E. Jones, of Mlountvile, were
urnitedI in the holy h~otnds of mautr'irmoniy
at the residence of 11ev. A. E. 11ol1cr,
Turesday a ftetrnoonr at 5 o'clock, the
Rev. Mir. hloler offieatling.
M\Iss St iilwell is the fIfth (laughter
of .\r. arid Mrs. D). 1I. Stillnvell, a pros5
pei'oust far'mir of nre~u Mlounttville, and
has manny nolhe tr'aits of character
which are greatly admir'ed by all.
3M. .Jorin Is a clerk at '1iipp Bros.'
store at Mounitville, where lie has
been for thre .past three ye'ars, wvithi
the exlcption of five mnonthis that lie
fspe(nt ini the 4mry, and ist well like~d
These yourhg people have the hear'ty
cnnr'nturlatlonn of theIr many friends.
OLD HICKORY MEN
(Continued 'from Page One.)
a two day reuilon of the Old Hickory
association whlch began hero today
with more than 5,000 members present.
All the sieiakers denotnced Bolshev
ism and said the returned soldIers
wotuid -bo the leaders to suppress such
dangerous elements and that they are
to bo relied upan to aid In peace and
Indieations tonight, based on good
authority, are that Asheville will be
Selected as tle place of tle next re
union and Ihat Col. Hol mes 1. Springs
who recently troyed tio Greenville from
Georgetown, will be elected president
of the associat ou. lie commanded the
supply trains of the Thirtieth division.
Prank 11. Brown or Knoxville will be
elected secret aIy and1'3 t le asu1 rer' i f the
report of the committee on tin nit
tions ..; atll.t d.
The most thrilling address of' tIe
tay was delivered by General Tys6 ,
conlimandt Ier of the Fifty-ninlt h infan otry
bl'l-adie of the Thirtieth division. who
broueH th" vast eltering aldieti-e to
its foi wlhln le declared 11ut "The
Thirlieth1 division ;broke the Iliiden
hurg lilie, tnd broke it iist." le as
srted that the platool Comllman11lders,
and mien1 dei'Vrvd Itore credi thant
After paying a beaitifll tribute to
the mieni of the Thirtietl and welcoli
ing tihemit home in a beatitfil I message.
Governor Cooper said: "There is an
other reason'A-hy we are happy to wel
Comt e you home. Now that you are
back you will find great issues con
fronting you within yotur states and
your nation. Because of your demon
stated character I feel justifled in
making this nppeal, that. you attack
niuarcly thC prol ems that arise foi
lowing the declaration of peace and
during the tiie of reconstruction. The
nation soon will be back to normal
conditions but normal does not inean
conditions as they existed before the
war. You will write a new declaratton
of independence. You will face a new
war of righteousness against greed,
of justice against oppression. The
challenge comes today to face a new
enemy, which may seek to underinine
tle government for which you fought
so valiantly. The men of tile Thirtileth
division 'will see that their battles in
France have' not been In vain."
Governor Cooper Scored Bolshevism
and othler sinister organizations aimed
at the very foundation of our dem
oracy. lie referred to tile problems
of education that will be one of the
greatest for solution in the near fu
TWO NEORMES DIE
ATi' 3M01S IA NIS
liacks (hargedii uintih Assnult Taken
frtomti Aialabama1f Officers and Lyicited.
.\iontgomlery, Ala., S.-ept. 29.-Two~v no
gros, '.\liles Phifer anti Roert Cresky,
the latter a retirned soldier, were tak
en froti Mlont gomery countiy otlicinais
aboutt I ive miles fromi iIs city and
1 l edi thtis aftU rn00n. T1he nigrtoes
wCIre liein tWCarr ied to I1 l 'Stale iisoin
at We'-tlsidw. tor safe-l[t'tping whetn
a masked mobi forced tiihe liters to lay
tdow n theirt armts, and thten led thle ne
grtoe s abtitt 100 ya rds into thle w oodts
a t(dt opened't fire oin thlemi with shot
gluns and~ pistols. Ilothi inegroes were't
elharged w i it crt iminal alssauIlt on
l'a rIier in thle (day thle I wo negrtoes
hadt be'en granited a preliminary hieart
I i behind cltosed (lootrs, andi theirt
trials htad bieen set foir nex t FrIiday 3.
After the action of the trial judge
htad bc'en known, it is said that organ
Iza tli o the muoh was then itnrder
woi'd net be 111, ii \Mont gomiety bt.
iirobablt)y be cartied to sotme othIter
hail nearby, the leadtersl sutrtmised thtat
thle Weitumtpka lprisont woutld lie thle
One selIected. 'iTe party3, iitmherhiing1
twetnty-five tieti, all mausked, made its
way to a point ot the W\ethmnlka toad
abiot fiv" tm!les enlst of thle clity and
there e await ed the atrriv~a o f thle sh er
lff'5 car enct tying the iprisoniers.
Whieti t:e 'ar' cairrying the two
negrocs( wh'ch )watS altctompi ited 1by
thrtee dIeputiy sheti ffs, rolled up to thie
spot selected by the leaders of the
mob, thle latte bc'ilockedl t he road and
demiandted custody of t hell' prisonier's.
lHesist ance was useless in thle face tif
shot guns and pIstols. Depiuty Rher
1ff Frtiz'zel, one of the gua rds, decelaredet.
They wet'e disarmedi, a guard left wiih
them and the iiegroes hust led ou t of
the enar about 100 paces off thle roadl
where they were loosed a ndld( to
ru n. 'iTough ly fr'igh tened antd real -
izing te fate iihat .w'as uplon iihemi, I the
negroes madec little or tno effort to get
taw'ay and the imetn openied fire with
pistols anii diot gunts. Pifer' was at
most instanly k illed, being riddlIedt
ft'otm head to hteel, iwhile Crtoskey was
likewise shot utp,'htut surivived for fIve
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Dnvs
Drugists refund l'nnnety if PA74 '
to euro Itchin'. '
ALWAYS WARNING OF RAIN
Birds, Insects, and Weeds Foretell
Downpour to Those Who Are
at All Observant.
The shleplterd a iong his sheep or
the laborer on I the fari will not hesi
tate i1 his reply to the often asked
questlon, for these ien of the fIelris
are almiost unennnily weathier wise.
Their barometer is not only the moon,
the clouds. the stars, but also the
beasts, birds, nweels and weeds.
The following sIgns, anong others,
warn the countrynin (of file coning
rain or storins, " 31. 1'. M." wriles In
the con tinlentll editIon of the London
T1he shrill cry of tih pwttone(k scremn
Ing from tile fa3rinynrd gitte.
A herd of cows prone onl the
meadow, insteil of grazing on the
Lamb1112s lenItII II. 22nn1 frolleking with
extra vigor in the fold.
Ducks balanced oii their heads in a
pool with only their tilln111d a portion
of theilr backs aplwvaring abiove the
A flight of swallows skinmming low.
Siniolo asieiding it a strailght lin
from the chliinney.
The cotintied sound of croa litin
frs froin thlie diths.
The 1antagoInistit. conditioln (if the
bees4 round the hlve .
The sIlence of sin tginig hirds it the
The 1111wril (IIt the bIniks witl Its
seniet Iblossnils vclstel Igalist the on
iuiiit (f the storn.
The extra brillinne of the stars (on
the' eve or rin1).
The haze 2round the r(unn.
SpNers seeking refuge wv1titlit the
cotIitge (or the brIn.
The tintlsill Ily list inct roar of the
train lieard fromn afar.
POET.,WAS ERRATIC GENIUS
Thomac Chatterton Did Marvelous
Work Before His Suicide at the
Age of Eighteen.
That narvelous boy poet, Thomas
Ciatterton, a youth with wonderful
attanments but w'hose genius was er
ratic, died before he was 18 years old,
on Aug. 25, 3770, by taking arsenic
"in anticipation of a slower death by
Froi his earliest childhood, C'hattep,
toil Iii it glastly fanillarity with the
Idea of suicide-, aind amnong his papers
preserved in the 11rl1ish Inuseuni is a
last will mnd testiinent. "l'Cxccutcd in
the presence of Ontislence, the 1-Ith
of April. 1770." full of the wildest wit
and proftanilty. While there 1s a pe
culiar interest to till lie wrote, lie I.
hest renlemeied ats tle itithor of the
so-called "Itowley Pt(i'ns'." which numn
ber nearly four-score, "Klinour tindi
Jugn" being the only (ie whichI ap
penred during the lifetime. Sonie of
them possess that beality of iiaglin
ation with which we issocilate the
work of Kents and Coleridge. These
poets, its well as tosetIi and Villiani
Morris, owed Imtucl to Chatterton.
During the last few mionths of his
life he worked with it hundred hands
and poured forth satIrle poems, poll
tical essnys, hurletes, letters in the
style of Junius, and medinted writing
n history of' Engltaid. F'ur i t line his
prosplects seemed'r to brnighten, and1(
while maity eitoirs were willIng to
used his itnric(le's and11 gave htln t prais,
few were willing to paiy for them.
*Why the Moon's Phase.
Thte light oIf t' moon~l is (due entre
ly to reflection (If thle light of the. sun3,
ititd te diffteent pihases oIf the m3oon13
t of the ear th and3( 11he sun. Wlhin
there is a new moon3'h, hal f ot' the sur3
fnve of the' moon Is illutnnted, but
ft' greateri Ioton is 3urned't frint t he
enarth anti only a3 de'liete I criesenut 01)
iIears' to us5. A:t te first q uarter, ha311f
of thle il ilmiated 8surfatce is t urne'd
toward tus, uilnd at lie fifteethI <ihty
3 tt' moon0 reaesi138i a(3 po int ite hiea&v
ens dliret'fly3ii oppoite 3 t itat withlih thle
513n occuples. She is then31 it opposi-35
titn, and3( thle whoiile o)f thle llluiateditIt
su rfatce is lturniedt to(Iwarii 1us,3 ani we3.
unlly13 d ecrteasing In size, or rathe less3.
and21( less oft tih' illuiiiintiedip part being
I urnied towar Ih li ar(' h.3
Bets in History.
(iels a tre ob'.'o frtniB o3Stf men. wer
tnulesI niil etrs aigo, 23e before~l
hell 23iit ai llomeg'ira ne 13331 t'ht~13kIle hti'm
of the robe''-- the robPhe of ephlotd. Ifel Is
hav e 51itumo(III'd .t'ldiers5 to airuts and13
('hirist Inus to chutirchl. T'hey hav ~e rung
fIr's 2and( tul32s1. On the thirdi diy
of l'astler itn ".SfI l l'32,(' i('rlnc were
inn2to 'redin enIti b~Ihilo lby .Johni of
I'rceti'ti at the ringing~ of' &ielllian vt'm
pe(rs. (In thlip 2-1iithiny oPf Augutst,
St. Iiithnolinew's (1bly. 123 1572, hltl s
rn in~a the massnere ofp 1Pt ,000titllltgue
nts'. At 13th lie iof Nob''1s triumlph
2w3th 31ne11 dlit '12 '2ull. II' 3'ls (
Pro andJ Con.
"Tihety ltll'' womeni( hiave nto
strntiIh oft 3lhiiater.
"Thii 'i's what 3 stiy. Ilidi yoult evei'
to Jlowder'3 her nose?''
"No, sIr. I nitvt'r did3. it dlo you
Rtuppose she is going to mlect any'hody
in mildnir wh'io enn see wvhether or- not
her nose is shiny?"-Birningharn Age
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"TIEI NAUGITY WIFE"
SCORES IN AI7VUST.\
layii 14) be at Opera House Next Mon
lay Evenig Proves the Surprise of
Manager Tyler, if the Opera Ilouse,
said yester-lay that he believed that
play-goers of I aurens and vicinity .will
have the opportunity next .Monday.
night of witnessing one of the very
best farce comedies that has ever vis
ited this city and really will see for
the firaf time a shov: that is destined
to tal its place among the iitost sue
cessfulI. Contrary to Impressions wItich
might he gained from fhe title, Mlr.
Tyler said, the show is not of the
"The Nauighly Witr is making a li11
in engagenntt oi itc-: way to North
Carolina andt Is only playing tile Iarg
er cities. Last Wednesday it showed
in Augusta and the follo(wing crtiicism
was written of it in Thursday mnorn
ing's Augusta Chronicle:
"The Naughty Wife." a Selwyn VOmII
edy by Fred Jackson played to a full
house at. the GrandI last night. and
proved to be oie ot the most delight
fttl surprises of siveral' Seaoils.
It had iven ionpared with several
of the poular farves of the past few
seasons, In the advance notices, Int. it
was far and away (leverer than any
or its pre'de'cessoI. The liines of the
play sparkle fromo he-inning to l'd,
and Ihe situaltions are not only mirth
provoking id the extrele, but de:!ght
fully surprising, the only event, oi the
entire three aets happening as It coul
have been foreseen, being the happy
The -play is Iresented hy a cast of
elgh I very (lever people: leeva ( 'eent
Wood asils loive, the girl wife wlo gets
lonely and bored beattse her ltusland
Weaves her too mutch alone, and who
because she has nothing to do. gets
i entangled with Darrell -eMKnight
(well called in tlie program a "phil
anderer") was delightfutil, and palyed
i te pal to perfecti on.
(;ordon 11rld as the husband had a
hard part to make in anty way nat
Itural--he Iwas so Very much wisi anti
afr seeing than husbands as we (now
(t I i real life- -hut he Is an ex
tremnely clever11 actor and got. away
withl It in [lne shape, having ite sym
pathy of the auilence witi him all the
In the opinion of lte dralamatic critie
of the Chronicle tlils Is destinled to lbe
the most successful of tle Iany sue
eessful farce comedies associated with
the Selhyn name.
a------ AND ------
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