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Lanford, Nov. 1.-The weather con
tinues balmy and ideal for the gath
ering of the fleecy sta'ple.
Misses Burgess and Chapman at
tended the State fair at Columbia
Thursday, Friday and Saturday return
ing Monday to their school. Miss Car
rie Fowler and Mrs. C. D. Cox taught
school for them during their stay in
the capital city.
T4ere will be a Iiallowe'en enter
tainment given at the school house
next Friday night. The public is cor-'
dially invited to attend and enjoy the
merrriment of the occasion. The pro
gram consist. of apiropriate songs,
with drilis. recitations. "ghost de
bate" and fortune telling. fee cream
'will be served by the Rural Improve
ment Association. No admission will
be charged to enter but leave all the
money you wan-will be accepted by
the witches to help out the school.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Cox and family
and Mr. and Mrs. 3Iarrion 'Bryson, of
Owings were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Garrett last Sunday.
Mr. Louis -Lanford of Furman Uni
versity, spent the week end with his
mother, Mrs. Ethel Lanford
The announcement of the approach
ing marriage of Miss Lottie Cooper to
Mr. J. H. Wilburn will be of much in
terest to their many friends.
-.1 ml'es Watson Says, "I'll Never Forget
WhQn Father's Hogs Got Cholera.
One morning he found 20 hogs
iid and several sick. 'He called in
Vet. who after dissecting a rat
,xht en the premises. decided that
rodents had conveyed germs.
ince then I am never without RAT
'NAP. It's the surest. quickets rat
.troyer I know." Three sizes 35c,
- and $1.25. Sold and guaranteed
Laurens Hardware Co., Putnam's
i :g Store, and Kennedy Bros.
A business man's wife could not
i.ew or read without sharp pains in
r eyes. For years her eyes were
'-t and weak. Finally she tried sin
Ple witchhozel, camphor, hydrastis,
rtc., as mixed in Lavoptik eye wash.
The result prqduced by a single bottle
.imazed everyone. -We guarantee a
'Imall bottle 'Lavoptik to hel[p ANY
CASE, weak, strained or inflamed eyes.
Aluminum eye cup FIEE. Putnam
Former Governor Speaks in Little
Rock Detalls of Plan. Corporation
Expects to Raise Ten Million Dol.
lars for Use in Export.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 26.-Support
of the $10,000,000 cotton export corpo
ration to function under the direction
of the American Cotton association
and toward which $912,000 already
has been susbscribed was urged by
former Gov. R. I. 'Manning of South
Carolina in an address at the confer
ence o fthe Arkansas division of the
American Cotton association here this
The corporation, Mr. Manning ex
plained. is expected to export for
manufacture abroad the low grade
cotton, which this year has proved
almost a total loss to Southern cot
ton growers because of the extremely
low prices offered for it.
The corporation, he said will prac
tically eliminate the middleman, and
although organized along the same
lines as the corporation proposed last
week by the American Bankers asso
ciation will not confik t with it. Stock
In the corporation is being sold at $10
i share, and an effort will be made to
livide this stock between 1,000,000
Nathan Adams of Dallas, Texas,
president of the Texas division of the
2otton association. said the Southern
rarmer must not depend on the fed
2ral reserve system to finance him but
:ust depend upon his own resources.
Other speakers today included
lov-elect T. C. McRae of Arkansas, J.
R. Alexander, president of $the Arkan
,as division of the cottin association
and B. F. McLeod of Columbia, S. C.,
hairman of the finance committee of
All speakers urged the holding of
the present cotton crop, reduction of
acreage and organization for storing
cotton so that it might be marketed
over a period of 12 months.
Night riding and lawlessness in an
effort to prevent ginning and market
ing of cotton were condemned by the
Potted plants water themselves
when pinced on a new dish to hold
water, in the center of the cover of
which is an opening holding a sponge
through which the water rises into the
holes in the flitnr na
U Colds & Headache
"For years we have used Black-Draught in our family,
-a and I have never found any medicine that could take its
place," writes Mr. H. A. Stacy, of Bradyville, Tenn. Mr. Sta
cy, who Is a Rutherford County farmer, recommends Black
Draught as a medicine that should be kept in every house
hold for use In the prompt treatment of many little ills to pre
vent them from developing into serious troubles.
"It touc es the liver and does the work," Mr. Stacy
declared. "It is one of the best medicines I ever saw for a
cold and headache. I don't know what we would do in our
family if it wasn't for Black-Draught. It has saved as many
dollars . . . I don't see how any family can hardly go with
out it. I know it Is a reliable and splendid medicine to keep
in the house. I recommend Black-Draught highly and am
iever without it."
At all druggists.
* Accept No Imitations
i FOR YOUR BLOOD
To be healthy and strong, you must have a certain amount of Iran
in your blood. When your blood lacks iron, nothing can take its place
--and you are bound to suffer for iron until you get it. Pale, weak,
nervous people, who suffer from headaches, indigestion, rheumatic
pains, lack of appetite, and who feel tired, worn-out and depressed,
probably neod iron in their blood and should take
The Scientific Iron Tonic
Mr. A. R. Erwin writes from Ocilia, Ga.: "I am a an of 65 have
taken very little medicine of any kind. Two yeast ago I got a palo in
my back, pains in the muscles of my arm and leg; do appetite, very
weak, languld, depressed, no energy, nervous and Irritable . . , I
took three bottles of Ziron, and got all righL"
Oet a b ot i n on ,02 t e l st bette f
Wne"gu nmey will be ref1unded.for*aS ood d!rugii sl =rss a 1210111.
* OWINGS *
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Everybody who enjoys a good turkey
dinner will be glad to hear of the plans
of the Owings Floral Society for No
vember 12. For several years this so
ciety has sbrved to the public, dinners
which have been a credit to the ladies
and have been well attended and en
joyed by all. This fall wil not be an
exception, but rather we hope to have
the best day we have ever had. Come
and have a good time with your
friends. There -is aways a good crowd
from Laurens. Conic up Laurens we
always welcome you. Remember the
date, Nov. 12.
The many friends of .ir. F. R. Ow
ings will be sorry to hear that he is
very ill. Still confined to his bed.
Miss Daisy Putnam who has a posi
tion in Spartanburg, spent Sunday
with her mother, 'Mrs. Mary Putnam.
Allss BJeuah 1Bryson who is teaching
in Simpsonville, spent the week end
with home roiks.
Mr. Lloyd Wood of Fountain Inn,
but formerly of this place was greet
Ing old friends here Sunday.
Air. ii0rskine Stoddard who is attend
ing Wofford was a recent visitor to
Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Owings of
Woodruff visited at the home of their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Owings
The iallowe'en party given at the
Gray Court-Owings school house, Fri
day evening was quite a success.
Everybody had a jolly, good time.
Messrs. Ross Templeton and Grice
'Hunt who are in 'Presbyterian College
at Clinton have been visiting home
Prof. S. C. Gambrell enjoyed the
State fair in Columbia last week. He
reported a splendid fair and a good
MIr. C. B. Owings had the misfortune
of losing by fire quite a good deal of
feed stuff and buildings at his dairy
recently. The fire was caused by a
short circuiL -His Delco plant was
put out of commission, and now he is
having the milking done by hand. The
loss is estimated at $3,000 with no in
LIFE SENTENCE FOR
Fred lIemhploy Convicted of Murder
Charge. Mercy Recommended.
Spartanburg, Oct. 30.-After two
and one-half hours deliberation the
jury in the case of A. Fred Hempley,
young Inman farmer, charged with
the murder of Don Beckoff, local au
tomobile dealer, brought in a verdict
of guilty with a recommendatioh to
mercy. Judge Townsend immediately
sentenced -lempley to the state peni
tentiary for the remainder of his
The convicted man stood in the
lock with a debonair demeanor
while sentence was ';passed and then
went qluietly to his ceil, In the coun-ty
jail, where he has been sinec his ar
'"st on September 16. The entire
day was consumed by arguments of
counsel, three attorneys speaking
for the state, while two addressed the
jury in Hlempley's behalf. Judge
ndh's charge consumed more
than 30o minmutes.
The verdict marked the end of a
tralI that has attracted more interest
p~ossibly than any other casqe in the
history of Spartanburg county. The
court room was packed from the' mo
ment the trial began Trhursay morn
ing, and h und reds were unable to get
in. .1 empley's friends andi relatives
were in constant attendlance upion the
trial and appeared con fident that the
young farmer would be acqummitted.
'rie. defendant was rep~resentedi by
C'ongressnman Sanm J. Nicholls and
Cciil ('. Wyche, while Solicitor Black
wood was assisted by C. IErskine D~an
lel and James W. Mackey, the latter
from Marshall, .\ ich., where the mur
deerd man opierated anm automlobile
business similar to that in this city.
t Lady in Ch'iicau'o Tielemrraphs for
Red .\irs. -Phillips' wire: "Yoneli's
.>xterminator' Co., Westfield. -N. J.
Rush $3 worth of RAT-SNAP'' Later
rec'dl following letter: "RtAT-SNAP
arrived. it rid our house of rats in
time. Juset moved here from Pa.,
w'here I used RAT-GSNAP with great
resumlts." Three nizes, 35c, 65c and
$1.25. Sold and guaranteed by I~ur
ens -Hardware Co., 'Putnam's 'Drug
store, and Kennedy Bros.
Take notice that on the Grd day of
'December, 1920, I will render a final
account of my act~s and doings as ex
ecutor of the estate of A. J. Elmore,
deceased, in the offic of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county, at 11
o'clock, a. m. and on the same day
will apply for a 'final discharge from
my trust as executor.
Any person indebted to saiid estate
is notified and required -to make pay
ment on that date; and all personu
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven or be for'ever barred.
W. B Johnson, Executor,
Nov. 3rd, 1920. Almo
Prof. Alvin Burton Cooley
Physchologist & Healer
Will Lecture At The
Laurens Court House
8 P. M.
The Public is Invited
After the lecture he will remain until Satur
day night for any consultation and will be
seen in the Armory Hall above J. M. Phil
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