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Local ar Personal Mention.
airs. 11. J. loroso, of Greeleyville,
is visiting Airs. Ella 'iddell and fam
!Mr. Chas. 't Simpson, who Is now
located in Atl nta, was a visitor in the
city last week,
Mrs. A. K. Kinard, of Chester, has
been visiting relatives in the city for
the past few days.
LNiisa Beryl Jiarrison, of Jackson
ville, Fla., arrived tonday to visit
Aliss Esther Fowler.
1W. W. -Ball, editor of The State, has
been visiting '%r. and Mrs. M. L. Cope
land for several days.
Capt. J. L. It. Irby returned to the
city yesterday after spending several
weeks in Charleston.
aliss Betty Brown, of Lancaster, has
been visiting 11r. and Mrs. R. F. Flem
Ing for several days.
(Ir. and ,Mrs. J. P. Simmons, of the
Mount Olive section, were visitors in
the city yesterday.
Col. T. D. Darlington, who has his
offices in Charleston, has been spend
ing a few days with his family here.
'Miss Mlarion AlcFadden, of Kings
tree, is the guest of IMisses Lucy Vance
and Claudia Darlington bn Irby Ave
'Mr. (arion Wilkes has returned to
the city after spending several days
in Washington, Baltimore and New
Among the sailors and soldiers who
have recently returned home is Mr.
Roy Owings, who has been in the
iTrs. Spencer Braddock, of Jack
sonville, Fla., passed through the city
yesterday and spent a few hours with
Alisses Jiiah and Alberta Riddell.
Capt. M. B. Hanna, of the Laurens
office of the Davis Realty Company,
was a visitor here yesterday.-Green
.%r. H. M. Franks, who is in govern
ment service in Washington, D. C.,
is spending a few days hI the city with
his mother, Mrs. Nannie Franks.
.Mrs. R. T. Henderson, of Barksdale,
in visiting her sster, Mrs.'Delk, who
is critically ill at her orne in Jack
Ilr. and Mrs. T. J. Oxner, F'4LIeut.
Gov. Andre-w J. Bethea and . , Eva
Oxner were visitors in the city one
day last week.
Air. James ''Milam returned to .
city last week from Charlotte where
he entered into a contract for the sale
of the G. N1. C. truck in this territory,
a ilessrs. Harry Thames, Billy Royal,
Perry and Capt. LaJwrence Gantt, of
Charleston, were guests at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. 1H. K. Aiken last
Mrs. Sue Triplett and Mfrs. Clyde
Benton Smith, of Pine Biluff, Ark., spent
several days in the city last week with
Ar. and Mirs. Henry Wright and other
Mr. John Gilkerson came down from
Spartanburg several days ago to join
the local yard force of the C. & 7W. C.
Railroad, being in charge of the night,
'Capt. Arthir Lee returned this morn
ing from Laurens where he has been
since the reunion in Greenville last
Mfonday and Tueslay.-Greenwvood In
The friends of Mr. J. Y. Wallace,
wvho underwent an operation for al)
pendicitis at Greenville about ten
(lays ago, will he glad to learn that
the operation was successful and that
he is raplidly imp~roving.
Among the visitors to the city dlur
ing the past few (lays was Capt. Esu
gene Cox, of Lanfordl Stat,ion, who has
recently returned from overseas dluty.
Capt. Cox was among the first otfil
ers to go overseas and receivedl his
promotion to a captancy 'while in
Capt. R. C. Hilton, who has recently
returned'fi'otn overnefts, was a visi tor1
in the city Mondlay. Capt. hilton, who
is a resident of Greenwood, wvas prin
cipal in 'th'e local gradell school before
entering the service and has many'
friends here. While ia service in
France he was cited for bravery and
is tihe possessor of several medals
alwarded for meritorious conduct in
Cotton (lets Stronger.
Following a wveek of downwardl pro
gress in the market, cotton took on
strength the first two days of this
week f'ollowing the settlement of the
railroadl strike in England, and Mfon
day and Tuesday an'advance of albouth
a cent and a half a pound( 'was reg
istered in Newv York. Local spots
wvere selling yesterday at 33 cents.
Thue warehouses are alreadly nearly
filled to their capacity and many bales
'are being carriedi back home by'- the
Itural P'olicemnan ltesigns.
h. 'M. ?u nningham, ai imember of the
couinty r'ural police force, has handled
in his resignation to take effect at
once and Mr. W. H. Bryson, of Miount
vylle, has been selected to fill his
place. Sir. Cunningham has been a
member of the force for about a year
and han madoa n.conscentious official.
CHILIDREN TO HELP
IN MEMORIAL DRIVE
Plans are Made 'for Memorial Service
in Each of the Schools of the County
Within the Next Few Weelks.
The schools of Jaurens county are
,being asked by the County Board of
Education to take part in the Memorial
Fund campaign for the soldiers twho
gave themselves for .the cause of free
dpm. Throughout -the county school
pupils are being given the privilege of
taklng part in this movement of erect
ing a memorial 'building. Each school
is being Asked to have a short program
in commemoration of the deedp of
those boys who made the supreme sac
The following letter is being sent to
the teachers over the county, by the
County Superintendent of Education:
We are sure that your school wishes
to take part in honoring our soldier
boys who were killed in the service of
the State and Nation.
'South Carolina has decided to erect
a building in honor of her sons who
made the supreme sacrifice. For this
buildfng the sum of $400,000 is to 'be
raised by private subscription. Lau
rens county has been asked to raise
We therefre are asking that your
school take part in the erecting of this
monument, by raising a small fund.
We suggest that you set aside a cer
tain period of the day and have a pro
grain in commemoration of those he
role boys of ours iwho sleep on "Fland
ers Fields". (Have songs and recita
tions and an invited speaker if possi
ble for this occasion.
,We trust that you will have this
short -program, not only for the pur
pose of raising money, but more for
the purpose of Impressing the school
children of Laurens county of the
spirit of her sons 'who went forth to
Therefore, on Friday, October 17th,
we suggest that you have these exer
cises. Don't hesitate to call upon your
trustees or the committee in your dis
trict for further aid.
-1R. T. WILSON,
R. E. BAI3,
A. C. TODD,
Just as the news gatherer of The
Advertiser stuck his head out of the
windolw yesterday afternoon iind made
a sweep of the public square in search
of news, he "amped" M.r. iE. 'P. 'fMilam,
the wvell known farmer, just as he
fell to his knees on the sidewalk near
the city hall as the result of a slide
upon a-banana peel. If tii were the
editorial column instead of4the news
column, the news gatherer would on
ter a .protest against the careless
habit of some people in throwing
banana peels and other dangerous and
unsightly paraphernalia upon the side
walk. a protest in which -Mr. Milamn
would probably have joined vigorously
as lie lifted himself from the sidewalk
and would now. It may 'le proper to
ask in the news columns, "Do you
ever' kick such things in the gutter"
Tihe Oxford 0ompany Pleased.
Trhe Oxford Company, the first numi
her of the local lyceum course, pleased
a small but appreciative audience at
the graded school auditorium Satur
(lay evening. The entertainment of
the evening was dlivided into two
parts. The first part of the evening
was (devotedi to vocal and instrumen
tal music in wvhich the individual
members of the company displayed
rare talent. 'rho second part of the
program consisted of an improvisedl
rendition of "The Mikado" for four
voices. This was excellently dlone, but
suiffered .by comparison with the more
pretentious offering of last year's
Mr. Parkinson Rtesignms.
II. L. Parkinson, associated dlirector
of the Southern dlivision of tihe Ameri
can Red Cross, who visitedl Colum'bia
several times, has tendleredl his resig
nation to 10ugene iR. IBlack, manager o~f
thme Southern division of the Ameri
can lied Cross, in ordler to reenter thme
educational field, He~ will take a post
graduate course at the George Pea
hody college in Nashville.
Mr. Black's announcement will be
received with regret by tihe (many
friends of 'i. Parkinson in the city
who 1h01( him In the greatest esteem.'
Meethig of D..L R.
Tfh l lenry Laurens 'Chapter D). A.
It., wilt hold( ,its first regumlar' month
ly meeting on Friday afternoon
prompitly at -4 o'clock at tihe residence
oif Mrs. W. 11. Dial. A full attendance
of the me'mbers is urgedl as there will
he matters of Importance to he looked
Mrs. Brooks Swygert,
('on11ferenmce at ('hetnmut Rtidge.
Tlhe're will he a conference at the
Chestnut Rlidge church Saturday af
tcernoon at 3 o'clock. All the mom
boe's of tihe church are requested to
'Rev. 3. II Williams. Pastor.
+ SOCIETY. +
!rs. Fowler P. 'Childress and Miss
Annie Childress entertained t number
of their friends at a Rook party Fri
day afternoon at the home of their
mother, Mrs. S. D. Childress on E ast
Main strete. Thirteen tables (were
prepared and a most enjoyable after
noon spent by the guests. After the
games were played a delightful salad
course was served.
Invitations have 'been issued to the
approaching marriage of .liss Esther
Pitts Fowlpr, daughter of 'Mrs. Evie
Fowler, of this. city, and 'Mr. Laurenr
C. Barksdale, the. ceremony to- take
lacCe at tWe home of Mrs. Fowler on
Wednesday afternoon, October 15th,
at 6 o'clock. Miss Fowler Is a grad
uate of Limestone college and is a
you : .woman of many accomplish
ments. Mr. Barksdale is a prominent
young business man of the city, be
ing a member of the clerical force
at the post-oftice.
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and .Mrs. W. T. Walker, regidents
of Madden, this county, 'Miss Elizabeth
Walker became the 'bride Sunday
morning, Sept. 27th, of John Gary
Cunningham, a young farmer of the
Mount 'Pleasant section of the county.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. James R. Williams, pastor of the
Now 'Prospect church. A large com
pany of friends and relatives attended
the marriage and after congratula
tions and best .wishes* had been offered
the bridal party attended church at
Prospect. The 'bride is an attractive
young woman and for the past two
years has been a student nurse at the
Julia Irby sanitarium at Laurens. The
bridegroom was overseas for about a
year, having received his honorable
discharge a few 'weeks after his re
turn to America.
For Mrs. Wright.
Yesterday afternoon from 5 until
7 o'clock Mrs. I. K. Aiken entertained
with a beautiful reception in honor of
Mirs. Geo. .M. Wriglit, who has recent
ly moved here from Clinton. The
spacious Aiken home was beautifully
decorated in chrysanthemums, roses,
dahlias and cosmos making a pretty
autumnal setting. During the after
noon a large number of guests called
to meet Mrs. Wright.
The reception was made more en
joyable 'by to ladies whom Mrs. Aiken
had invited to assist her. Receiving
at the front door were Mrs. J. .H1.
Teague and Mrs. John N. ludgens.
Mrs. Earle Wilson directed the guests
to the receiving line where stood Mrs.
Aiken, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. N. E.
Hughes and Mrs. John Sqpratt and
Mr's. Copeland, of Clinton. Assisting
in entertaining the guests here were
Miss 'Mary Ferguson, Mr's. B. L. Jones,
Mr's. Jlerome Christopher and Mrs. WV.
HI. Dial. After a few moments of con
verspition the guests wvere ushered to
the dining room by Mi's. E. HT. Wilkes,
Mr's.'Eugene Hudgens, Mr's. R. T. Dun
l) and Mrs. C. T. Squires where 3Mrs.
C. -M. Clarke, Mr's. J1. 1). Watts. Mr's.
T. ID. IDarlington and 'Mr's. L. G. Blalle
cut dlelicious cr'eam and cake. Serv
in t the r'efr'eshments were 'Misses
Lucy Vance Darlington, Marion Mc
Fadden, of Kinigstree, and Hattie
Gray. Mh's. Warren lHolt and 'Mirs. F.
HI. C'atine shiowed the 'way to the punch
howl preCsided over by Mr's. 'B. L~.
Clardy, Mrs. A. C. Todd arnd Mr's.
Briooks Swygert. Misses C'lauma~ Dar'l
ington, Mlargaret D~unlap, H arraiet
Simpson andi aary WVilkes assisted in
serving punch. From the punch howl
the guests were directed to the music
room hy 'irs. W. E. Meng and here
Mrs. Luither'r Rloper' and Miss IHat tie
Gray furin ished a delightful pr'ogr'am.
Miss H eni'y Wi'ight, Mi's. Mace Cope
laud. Mrs. Wilmot Holmes- andi Mr's.
Wells Ciardy assisted in entertaininig
Thc rceptionl was one of the piret
tiest of the season and was attendedi
b~y a large number of people bo0th fromt
Clinton andi Laurens.
lhannaainag Memaorlaal Fund Draive'.
At a small, though enthusiastic
hiecting held in the court hpuse yecs
terdaiy afternoon plans wbr'e dliscusaed'
for the c'ampaigni both hn the city and
county for the Memorial F'und to be
raised for the Memorial building at
Columbia to be erect ed in honor Qf
the fallen soldiers or thle World War'.
Among ot heir things it was decided
to ask the newspapers5 to print the
names of those who cotibu ted to
An Error' (orrected.
Ina the~ list of relatives of thbe late
W. F. Wright which The Advert iser,
cat'riedl last week, Mrs. Mar'garet. Tay
ili' was named as a sister. This should
have been Mirs.;Mar'garet Little, widow
of the, late Oco. F. Litthe.
China and Crockery to Arrive This Week
NEW SHAPES--BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS
JUST WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR
The most complete assortment ever shown here. Dinner,
Tea and Breakfast Sets in white and gold decorations, bor
der decorations and spray decorations. Complete sets or odd
pieces as you desire. Also complete line in plain, white a
total China. The order for these goods was placed last Jan
uary and will be marked at the prices that were in effect at
that time. This means a big saving to those who buy their
China and Crockery from us.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & COMPANY
Service'is more than a mere word in our
Shoe' Store--it is the spirit of the usiness
Our growth may beexplainedb t e fact that we hold
old customers while we make w friends. And we
hold them by nothing more than consistently good
values and up-to-date styles.
But you cannot pass judgment on the style smartness,
the leather quality and the measure of good service
we offer until you have seefi otr itock.
All the new styles for Fall are now on display.
We know you'll be interested in them.
. LAURENS, S.C