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LAURENS BBIAR MEET
IN ANNUAL IEUNION
Confederate Veterans Held Their An.
nual JIally at Gray C~ourt Saturday.
0. G. Thompson Presided.
Survivors of the JLaurens (Briars,
(Co. 0, 3rd S. C. Rogt, Capt. in. 1.
Todd; Co. E, 14th S. C. Regt, Capt.
'Jos. -N. Brown, and, Co. E, 3rd .. C.
Bat., Capt. Burnside, met in their
33rd annual reunion at Gray Court
Saturday, Alay 8th. '
The following answered to roll cali:
Co. U-Mel Fleminill, 0. G. Tohmlpson,
Louis Stoddard P Ths. Y. Henderson;
Co. E, I14th.--Capt. "IH. P. Gr.1llith,
'Lieut. A. C. Owings, Robt. J. Stod-I
dard, Chesley .Hughes, John Y. lI-len
derson, J. D. Mock, Jackson Tumbling,
White Westmorcland; Co. E, 3rd 'U1nt.
-Shnon Ball; besides a number from
other commands. A great crowd were
In attendance. The meeting was held
in the 'Methodist church and opened
with an impressive invocation by the
pastor, Rev. Mr. Watson, followed by
an appropriate welcome by John W.
Wells, which wds answered by 0. G.
Thompson, who in the name of his
comrades, thanked Gray Court for Its
gracious reception t.o these soldiers,
which had their beginning away back
In the days of secessioi; when Todd's
e'mu)any drilled at Capt. Jim Shells,
and when the two other companies
came a little later.
Chairman Thompson explained that
these three company survivors uni
ted because they were made up. at dir
ferent periods in 1861, from the same
territory-the upper 'Battalion 41st
Regiment S. C. Militia. Co. (, 3rd,
(the Briars), being one of four com
panies enlisted In Lauirens 'District,
,under the flrst call for ten thousand
volunteers by Gov. Pickenh, and went
to Virginia prior to the First Battle of
Mannassas. Co. E, 14th, one of four
more companies raised in August the
same year in this district, three of
which went into the 14th 'Regt. and
one into the 13th. Co. 14, 3rd Bat., one
of flve compalnes enlisted under a
still later call In December, and go
Ing Into James Ieattplion, went along
with the ilrst four named above (which
went into the -3rd Regt.) In 'Kershaw's
Brigade, making nine 'Laurens com
panies -in this brigade. The four com
panies enlisted in August served In
McGowan's ,Brigade. Thus we had 1',
infantry comijpanies that went to the
front from Laurens.'thofirst 10 months
of 1861. Dealing in reminiscences of
the Sixties, Judge Thompson gave
statistics 'of the losses in the Durbin
section of the county as Illustrative of
what the distridt lost in the four years,
in a radius of thre6 miles from IDurbin
seventy-eight men and boys lost their
lives by disease or battle. Scai'cely a
hone from which one or more went
that did not lose from one to live. Some
lost one, many lost' two, others lost
thrce,-one lost four (all that. served)
and one mother who had cigth sons in
the sorviCe lost five, in this three
.miles radius twenty men lost their
lives, leaving families. In Idescribing
the sacrifice and suffering of the wo
men pf the period he referred to Aunt
Sallie Owings, %who died recently il
the Owings section, as having during
the recent War of the Nations, knit
one hundred and twelve pairs of sock:s,
and that lie had tried to find out how
many she knit during the great Amer
ican war, but had faliled
Resolutions in memory of comrades
who have died since last reunion were
passed. Capt. Griflith made a splen
did address, dealing at length in the
causes, conduct and results of the
great war between the sections. le
drew graphic pictures of the achieve
ments of Southern ansi, and paid trl
bute, in 'glowing terms, to the great
actors, furnished by the South, in the
forun and on .the field, in the long
four years' struggle. Onipt. Griflith be
came captain upon the promotion or
Brown, who was made colonel, and
with Brown and Licut. A. C. Owings,
make three surviving officers elected
at the organization of 'the company,
August 1861. I doubt if there Is an
ther company organized in '61, -In 'te
,onfederacy, that can show three of
:he original officers living. Few can
The last speech was by Captain
John J. 'McSwain, the orator of the
lay. U1e was introduced as a 'World
War voteran, a son of a Confederate
Boldior, a grandson of John J. Mc
Swain who was a survivor of both the
Seminole War of '36, and the War of
Recession, and as the ablest exponent
in South Carolina of the tenets of the
two great opposing parties, and of the
causes that led up to an appfal to tle
sword.in the (lays of the Sixties. When
we say that McSwain was at his best it
iiways means something.
At the conclusion of Captain Mc
Swain's speech the crowd was ad
journed and repairing to the beauti
ful grove adljoining, were bountifully
fed from a richly laden table, by the
splen(did ladles of the town and
neighborhood. A motion thanking
theseo good peup(ie for' their magniflient
entertainment was unanimously car
ried, with the old tHine Rebel Yell.
Adjournment was then thaken, to me't
it Lanord ii 1921.
No liit. for Madam4h11e lecane111110. Not
to b.e Th'iiougit Of.
New York, May G.-President Des
chaiel of-France has refused to per
mit Minle. Deschanel to accept the
$5,000 hat offered her by 3,000 Ameri
can milliners for her indpirsement of
the "four seasons for millinery."
This was announced today at the
convention here of the Millinery Job
hers' association when a letter was
read from Ambassador Jusserand de
clining the American creation made
from materials supplied by each of the
48 states and decorated with ning
sparadise plumes, each costing $500.
The ambassadorial letter addressed
to iHenry S. Bernard, president of the
"I am instrncted hy the president of
the republic to inform you that he
sincerely appreciates the motives of
your offer, on behalf of American mui
liners. Since it is not possible for
Mime. Deschanel to receive, under' such
conditions, any gift' of value, the
president begs you not to realize your
intention for which he begs me, how
ever, to tender you his sincere thanks."
:Ilardly had reading of this letter
ended when the milliners were read a
cable from -the Society for the mi
provement of lillijnery Art in lrance,
giving "14 points" why Alne. Res
chanel should not accept the gift. The
1. Bad precedent-Parli only style
2. America took advantage of Paris
:1. Americants dangerously re
I. 'Paris never prodiuced so expen
sive a lhat as $5,000. 'lig a novelty as
5. Paris milliners object to accept
ainee of hat.
G'. Such gift is like carrying coals
7. South American trade stolen
from Paris by 'New York.
N. American prohibition will hell)
Paris regain South American trade.
9. America should not give away
what it will not buy-paradise.
10. American milliners should h e
content -to buy the dictates of -Paris.
I1. American buyers already act
dictatorially ;toward Paris creators.
They want what they term "American
styles." This must stop.
12. The label "Made in Paris" must
be included in all world-wide styles.
1:. America has no artistic atmos
phere--nothing but colossal wealth.
i4. Rate of exchange gives Ameri
cans unfair advantage over Paris crea
Grna*'s Tasteless chll Tonic
restorcs vitaulty and energy by purifying and e.N
riching the blood. Yon can soon feel its Strength
'ning, Invigoruting Effect. P.1c- 6W.
S U R E
Did you earn that money? Well you worked for
it, didn't you? Why can't you put some little piece of
it in the bank each pay day, so that some day, it can
work for you?
Vou wont always be able to work. even. if you are
well. Then it will be a fine feeling to have the money
you banked, while you could work, whioh is now. Bank
We add 4 per cent. interest.
Make OUR .bank YOUR bank.
The Enterprise National Bank
N. B. DIAL, President C. H. ROPER, Cashier
BOATH J C. BURNS & CO. OT
STORES SAME GOODS FOR LESS MONEY STORES
$.t f r% n y in . Thrpp Ruilehn'g in 1.mvrens and we now offer you these goods at 15 to
40 per cent. under to-day's market prices. Come to J. C. Burns & Co.'s 3 Stores and buy your Spring and Summer Bills of Dry
Goods, Clothing, Hats. Millinery, ladies' ready-to-wear Dresses, Shirt"Waists,Skirts, Underwear, Hosier, Gloves, Dress Goods, Shirt
ings, Sea Islands, Plaids, Percales, Ginghams, Lad and Lassie Cloth, Bleaching, Cambric, Denims, Cheviots, Hickory Shirting, Ta
ble Oilcloth, Damask Towels, Handkerchiefs, Curtain Goods, Notions, Ribbons, Stationery, Work Shirts, Overalls, Pants, Ties,
Collars, Shirts, Union Suits, Sox, Stockings, Suspenders, Sunhats, Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases, Window Shades, Jewelry, Watches,
Clocks, Toilet Soaps, Talcum Powders, Laundry Soaps, Washing Powders, Matches, Soda, and hundreds of items we cannot give
splace to mention. Come to J. C. Burns & Co.'s Two Stores, and look us over.
650 pairs etadies' WhiteSShlppers, irts, lest. union- s 4i l. ak5IttII i or[Men's am] \\ - S v I
woitlh $2.50, our -May lpric .. .... $1.75 meit SIov~ an SipIs. (losil
Ladies' fine White Oxfords, latest 1 lot Men's Elastic Seam D Weil'-., (lt. samples and odd lots, sp((ial 1 lot
styles .... .... .... ..$2.39 to $4.05 our price..........$1.25 s t$2
1,600 pairs Ladies' Oxfords, nll stylest ress ants, good vmius Sj ltt of CHIt' '1a1d Ch 1( '(iI'5 ')list
--i- kd lalck, fl ods, atent fi t. .... .. ... .... ..$3.48 to $10.00 D~resses. Big al ties, fill ages, biiu fn pin n ilunne'has h
-vici kid, black, tain, brown, paiten1t,
at .... .... .... .. $2.48 up to $10.00 - Men ' Work Pants, $3.00 elsewhere. Ihe wl1l( biiiil ill alut (1 tess l tler
You can save dollars if you 1) 3'011" our l'iee nowV................$2.48 pecial at..$2.25 to $4.39 ylm
Shoes here. ' 1e ,, line of B S all ages. Dress wt
I lot Rubber-soled Canvas Pumps, go- at ... ..... .... 98c to $6.00 ill) boys. Special .... $4.39 ip to $14.50 'adi
ing it .... .... .... .... .... .. 49cun- Special lot, I adies' fine Voile lresses. wh
1~~~~ at ~~~~~~latest ce-'ationls. ISpecial sale price 1MW it4 t e'sa m o sIFt n
$2.00 quality fen'i' Union 'Suits, spe- er the market, value today.
cial laly Sale .... .... .... ....$1.50 'len's fine Silk Neckwear, specially..$6.00 to $9.90 Ca
1 lot Men's Undervests, dollat kind, pric................50 up to $1.50 speell~l sale F d iie i
I Silk and Geor'gette lDresses. $peifll 1 lotsliron'yadweI i'le.
our price .... ..................690 .2.0X Watch, going oi time - 12.ws
Special value in Ladies' Gauze Vest, 1 gold filled Watch Chain, guaranteed See ou) line olIa(Iies fitie ShirtWaists.
May sale,.... .... .... .... ....25 fot 10 years................$1.50 Silk and Georgette. Special sile l
l lot Men's Palm B3each Suits, worth Watches and Clocks at money-sdving price...............$2.98 to $8,C9
$17.50 elsewhere, our price .. ..$12.50 pricem. 5,000 yards o' fine Dress Ginghams, $ o
See our Men's Suits, big line to select 10c cake Stweetheart Toilet Soap ... Be Chalhn'ays On Sale at......30c to 45c Shoe
from ... &..-..... ......$18.00 to $45.00 25c can riin, Powder.............17c Above goods worth 5e to 10c a yardo
See or line of Bien's Shoes and $lip- 35c can fine Talcum Powder........25c more.
per .... .. .... .$2.98 to $11.50 144 Shirt. bttons ......i6c Zen's Hose..............13c to $1.48 Red]
All sityles and kinds. WeCollar Buttons.................10 I dies' ose............16 to $4.95you
ll aty oney-saving prices. 2 paper- Pins......................e speiaI sale this week of good yad
Impat mne-svig )1ies.2 papers Hair Pins . . 00"..... ....S 50 ide llBlea('hing, wott 33.c, ot11' 30c sz ~c sSle...... 5
2,000 pairs -Men't Overalls, good 7 balls Tht'ead..................100 price . .. ..........25c 1 '
heavy Overalls, worth $3.0) a 4 cakes (10c) Washing Soap........25c No. 0 bleaching wotth 45e our 1
$3.76 a pail; all sizes; best made,
Special price for May ..$2.25 to $2.95 5 as Powder...........5c pr - I lot. b
5 cakesgood WshitigSoap........5c Gool yat'-wilcSem Island..... .... 20c he(XnSeerseia.....c
boy's Overalls, for rough work, all Men'- and Women's Smtt Hats, Hpecial Best yard-wide Ti. Ti. Sea Island, I m
sizes, best made, ........$1.48 to $2.25 at......................20a to 50c voi'tl V)(!, otut sale pri. . ..28a 8v b
Men's Work Shirts, limited quantity,. 1 table of Apron ant] D'ess Ginghams, 'Ov qtality Cheviots, our special lttee 33c
good shirts ........... ..... $1.25 worth $1.5, our price .... .... .....25c 1 lot .18( amd liassie Cloth, special . .'290 10b
YOU KNOW OUR MIDDLE NAME IS "SAME GOODS FOR LESS MONEY.
At Both Stores J C BURNS & COMPANY At Both Stores
No. 1 Store, Old Stand, 210 West Laurens St. No. 2 Store North Side Square, in Burns Block