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* DIALS NEWS. *
Dials, May 10.-Children's Cay was
celebrated hera Sunday, the exercises
taking place in the morning. A large
and varied program was rendered by
the children whose achievemlients were
a credit to themselves and the two
young ladies. Misses Cecil Owings and
Alva Stoddard, who had charge of the
progranm and the trainin ig of the lit
Children',; Day is a "red letter day"
ill t a'mals of Dials, and a large
congregaIt ion is always present And
Sunday there was no exception to the
ru1l(1 as a ti21e'tudouts voigregation
waS ou1t to e!iy the efforts of the lit
'tie Nd and lasiswhc was quilt-,
the best of recent years,
The day lthapenOed to lbe a1lso "'Moth
er's Day". the one day of all the year
set apart to reImemler)V'' ole whoseV iove
isgrea tr than all eart hly love, and(]
ti 'vbit. nil rId flowers1 worn by ihie
Miajority of th ) pieset t estilled that
"This day to imuot heis everyw here,
I 11e and beyond shall hotmage flow
And let liht pi.. while (ot red) flowc'!
Hie o:int'.s-t of the love we" know."
Miss Willie .\lay Godfrey, of 'Tox
edo, N. C.. spient sever al days here re
ceitly visitintg Ilatives and friend
itnroult e 0) inardst 1 the homec of lhe
paS ttt I V.
Miss .\lattie Simmons, of Greenvilk
was tile week-end guest of homiuefolk
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Davis, and littl
daugh trs, Mary Kathrine and Mat
galret Lou ise, and .\lt. and Mrs. ..
Gillespie and children. all of Green
ville, were Sunday guests of .\lr. an
'Mis. Hlarris Curry.
Miss Clara McCall has returne
frotm a recenlt visit with relatives
the Mountain City.
Prof. C. P. IHrooks Iotorevd throulp
from Edgelield and senlt the wveek-en
with his mother. Mis. 1. S. llrooks.
Miss Nannie Camphelh spient Sver:C
days last week in 'iipsoiville, i1
guest of her auint , lrs. Embory Go
M\jasiter (1y Civ (am pbeill, of T'llren)
was the week-end guest at the hon
of his grandpirents, Mt. and Mrs.
M essrs. 11. A. Stillivan, Jr., and Ca
Iisle Bolt, of 1aur1tenls, attended Il
Children's )ay exercises at this pla
Sunday, and were the guests of M
;1,. W7. Brooks and fam ily the remiai
der- of the day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Brownlee and
children, visited Mrs. tBrownlee's ipar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bolt, of
Greenville, last week.
Miss Jennie Belle :Watkins, of Green
ville, spient Sunday with relatives
Ir. 'lenderson of - Kinards, was
greeting frIends and former neighbors
at church Sunday.
Quite a number from this place at
tenrded the old soldiers reunion at
Gray Court Saturday. The meeting
was called to order in the Methodist
cliirch with Judge 0. G. Thompson
presiding. Addresses were made by
I that grand old hero, Capt. Griflith adi'i
Capt. J. J. leSwain, of Greenville, a
Veteran of the World War. These ad
dresses were greatly enjoyed and
warmly applaided by all. At noon
the people of Gray Court and of the
sutrroundinig commutnitiles, served "a
pienic('ii dinner to all. The veterans be
ing the guests of honor, were ser-ved
first. llowever, the number of veter
ans preselt was small, it seems that
each year finds the ranks of those who
wore the gray rapidly detpleting. Nov
ertheless, bere's to wishing them many
more remnions, and as long as tb
sons anl daughters of the S'outhliani
exist. it is safe to bet
"That their IiIories C'er shall re
- maln for us,
And their names, bright names WIIh
out stain for us;
IThe glory they won shall noi waite fto
In legend .nd lay, ouir heroes it
Shall forever I live over again for Its.
1ir. Leopard. an aged alndarespecte
citizenr who has made hris home in an
'reat' this Coin iinity for maiy yeari'.
~ was buried iIn the cemetery at Dial
1riday afternoon, having uecui mbe
to a lingerinug illness Thurs :ay at tb
d bome of his son,. The funeral servic
es were conducted by the Rev. W. N
* RlI.j)ljlS O)LD FI ELID NE WS.
Riddles 01(l Field, may I0.-aEri
s, Sunday mlrolrling the childrein anl
i grandchildren all met at the home 4
. Mr \V. 1,. Garrett and celebrated MIr
Garrett's 'i1st birthday. One daigI
ter miad graivdaughter w abser.
ri .lrs. Garrett's health ia still unin
r M. Nrs. J. S. Todd and illanche wet
j- visItors of Mrs. Todd's mother Tue
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Todd are expect
Ing to carry their daugihor, Blanhe,
to Chick 'Springs this week to under
go aj operation 'for tonsilitis. We
wish for her great succeSs.
Little JDitarce Williams spent last
veek with her cousin Nellie Howard.
Born to .Mr. and Mrs. W. G. 'Putnam
May 1st, their third daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Riddle were to
see N. D. Garrett and family Sunday.
N. IL. Garrett and family spoiet Fri
da-y with -.\Mr. and Mrs. It. C. Garrett
Mr. 'Will Little's dwelling was de
stroyed by lire early one morning last
Riural Policeman' Thomason visited
in this section Sunday. Some arrests
Rev. G. M. Sexton called to see the
sick in this section Sunday afternoon.
lie will leave soon for the llaptIst
Convention which meets in Washing
The Heart of a Neighborhood
That the city of lAlurens (lid not
show a larger increase by the census
interests The Evening Post, of Char
leston, which suggests that "Laurens
may believe in the ole accepted but
now old fashioned theory that, with
people as in other things, qjualit y
couits more than (1uantity." The mis
sion of Liaurens is to bring that the
ory into fashion again and in tilal
direction it is making considerabh
progress. it ought to be of small con
cern to the inhabitants of the towr
whether they number 5,000 or 50,00(
so long as they shall prosper as the!
prospetr now and the noble county, o
which their town is the capital, con
tinues to flourish.
Laurens is in the center of one o
the richest and largest Counties 0
South Carolina, which lying betweel
two deop and swiftly flowing riverE
is comparatively safe from dismember
ment. In the county are Clintor
Cross 11111, Gray Court, Owings an
e half a dozen other progressive village.
* In the 700 square miles between Sai
luda and Enoree are hundreds c
thousands of acres of fertile fori'm
y that produce nearly everythIng th1'
d the heart of man ought to covet.
if Of this splendid district, Laurens I
the market town and it has 1w
i- great cotton mills, one of them withi
t. and the other without the incorporat
1- limits-just enough manufacturing t
balance and leaven the predominatin
agricultural character of the cdmmuu
;- ity. Thu town is within a circle hal
ing a radius of a mile and a quarte
And one can not'tell when one passes
from .town to country, so close are the
homes along the main highway -lead
ing towards all .the points of the com
pass. From Laurens to Clinton, a
town nearly as populous, the distance
Is less than nine miles- and every acre
fronting the roadside is worth as much
now in dollars as town lots In either
village would bring/ in the recollec
tion of middle aged men and women.
Laurens has plenty of steam railways,
but it is off a "main trunk line" and
that is the reason that its Popmlation
is no greater. rhe negro )opulation
has diminished while the wIrte popula
on has enlarged and the whole dis
trict Is filling with better homes ann
better people--not that the representa
tives of the new generation are bet
ter in sturdy character, for they are
the sons ancl daughters of their fath
ers and mothers, but they have enjoy
ed much better advatnages. A third
of a celtiry ago scarcely two dozen
men in Laurens county were living
who had seen the inside of a college.
Now there are 500 or 1,000 of thei
and an even larger number of educat
ed women, with the result that culti
vation, good manners and good taste
are widely disseminated. If Laurens
shall move along as it is now moving,
it will in a little while he the cap
tal of a region notable for the ios
session of wihatever makes life most
Why should a town so situated b(
ambitlous for a swollen rating iII
the census returns? If the whole cou.
ty Is to be a neighbo hoodI containing
many thousands of subst antal and al
together desirable families and smooth
hard roads pl)acing all of them withir
an hour's travel of one another shal
he built, the circle that encloses th,
town will more and more lose aignifi
cance until It shall have none at all.
.Laurens will always be big enougl
for Laurens county. It will alway
be Ihe center of a neighborhood a
I700 square miles containing the mos
neighborly people in the world.-Th
s A lbid liait.
t There Is a great desire with our per
)P1e to build on the pubilc highwa,
s and It would be better for some (
0 them, It tly; were a mile off the pul.
it lie road. Thorn comes a gentleman c
* leisure and it niakes Ito difference hoi
* much the farmer is behind it his worl
9 on account of so much rain, they g
- out in his field and stopl him for a Ion
chat. This class, if they have no regt
lar employment, ought to have sen.s
enough not.to'bother a man that to Ganer1o
busy with his plowing. They -would BatNAIP, Ho Says.
not dare go into a machine shop or "I w.l and use RAT.VSNA)P. Like to
factory and engage the hands in a con- took any man in the face and tell It's
versation. The boss would stop them? the best; it's good." Peole like RAT
The farmer's work is just. as .im- WAJP because It "does" kill rats. Pet
r arcslaO no smell. Conmes
portant as any mill's work. And if any A
man would think a moment about it, do won't touch it. Three sizes, 25c,
he would encourage the laborer in- 5ocf'$.00. Sold and guaranteed by
stead of impeding his farm work. La rens Hardware Co., Putnam's Drug
IARarnR." Store, Iennedy Nros.
On Tire Mileage
The Miller Tire makers, in late years, have
nearly doubled their tire mileage.
In their factory tests made last year no rival
tire could match the Miller service.
Miller treads outwore all ivals by an average
of 25 per cent.
Large tire users arc making million-mile com
parisons. A: high as 20 rival makes are cnom
pared with AM illers. Millcr Tires have already
von many of these tests.
Large Miller dealers, making careful compar
isons, find that Miller Tiri increase th ir cus
tomers' mileage from 50 per cent to 75 )e1 ent.
It is time to get new figures on tire mileagc.
Trv a Mflier, watch the mileage, compare it with,
the tire that you use o))osite.
Hiundres of thousands have im,
t this way come to Miller Tires. And
Millers are today the most talked
hibout tirs in America.
Center troeA smooth, vith suction cup, for
firm hold on wet asphalt. Geared-ro-the
Road side trends m-:sh like cogs in dirt.
Now the Record Makers
iCords or Fabrics Geared-to-the-Road
n IRegitered U. S. lu Otent R
VINGENT MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Laurens, S. C.
MEET ME CHAUTAUQUA WEEK
at minter Company's Cash Departme
SPECIAL MAY BARGAINS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. MANY THINGS
ARE BEING OFFERED AT LAST YEAR PRICES
Special Prices on Spring Coat Coats See Our Bargain Table! Silk Dre
Yoil will ived one Ifo that trip yo have planned for this SH O ES The wiler is jus t,
sm1m1r an11d herev is where YOU HIM silk darvss e.edii d fothi
$75.00 Coait Suits, reduved to . ... .... .. ...$59.99 $75.0()Silk Dresses edtic t
$55.00 O t. uits, ' ed to....................$44.99 A ('ri n uitsr of se ll , s vieea e shos--o *650) Silk 1educed to...............-.--.-..-.-..-$49..9
$ 50.00 'ont Sits, reilieed t .... ............. ....$39.99 I 4t , earried vers' from last sasOii-olie to one-half dozen -3Q.0( Sik )reSSes ret..9
.00.00 (Coat "Suits, reudlieed to ................ .....$29.99 pail- 44 a~ l ~i.41 sizes oii thet( iahIC for~ mi, and womeni. $450.(N Silk D)1~ss e'die( t..........$99
$40.0 Coat uits, redu ed tol .. .. . asked. colmi t -c-i-a-l-l....
not afford to overlook this ofportunii ty. Maximumii serv~ice!' $25.00 Silk Drtesses redueedt..........$99
.\ IN S 01)1) P)ANTS.
you will eitainly iieed an extra, pair of pants this. :I1J5IA1, SA E-' 0R
summer. W4'areselling soile good0( pants at $6.98 to $10.00, KI)CIA5a VA [JF IN TOWELS. 2 -t goods a i
wh ihl are sever al dollars inder today's value. Why not
OHvi care 0ever1 agoe we l l mtat utoiml o ti-me hs atbtd
avail yourself of the saving we are passing oi to our c lstom
MlI'N'S SU.\lM MIt UJNr)ICRW VFA R
Wehaven 't' all sielntee nt fy uirry youI el rinan
p k u some re'o lbi UndedtwlwearI'.are a .
e M 's Ilast a(mstly size 34)yi etst fad. fe ...........................mdo
ofoa ... .ait .w..s e e .. ---. ---- -c.-- 'am' .per- -'ar'.-'--.'
. One o n's fine l t r e dershirts4, ath letic y
\V 144.:9j't,111 sjZ(!r Linenhlti O 11TYY)1el VlCI jR R MN NC Y1 IG adwd -lnb ,p
Oa ravers, spea 69y icc at $ Alo om ot po n h s, Pei ya
In lot boe sis, in1 Men's Summe Umon wmttuitsstfd.W hv e p
ISe O ur. B ar ai T a lell! suits e sses p e du
Y9lis i t $5.9
Mt Co. s Cashae Deasonable, Store shoes-Cdd
pairE NSo i nd l si s on t Sa C.nad w
spe ia . .. .. . .. .. . .. ... . .. ... . 9 it a e pair worh dbes the- d pricep as e .peno itrc n
not affor to. ovrlo C ahisopruiy aiu searvice!
PLYA LEN T. oWS
Sevra case on1 an oIotat u nsl o uc