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Another lliich Between M ijorily and Minority. ISSUE OF MORE STOCK Northern Interests Wish to Increase Capi. tal half a Million. Stockholders' Meeting April 22. On the 22d of this month there is to he a meeting of the stockholders of the Ware Shoals Manufacturing company at Ware Shoals, which bids fair to be of an interesting nature. A lively time is expected. This meeting is the result of a decision reached by the board of directors at its meeting in Washington city on March 14, at which Messrs. N. B. Dial and J. O. C. Fleming, of the local interests, an I representing the minority stockholders, were present. Mr. Jos, T. Johnson, the other director, was absent. The purpose of this stock holders' meeting is to increase the capital stock of the company from $1,000,000 to $1,600,000, the additional $500,000 to be issued as preferred stock. Such a reso lution was introduced and adopted in the Washington meeting, and the ap proaching meeting is to authorize the issuance of this new stock. Messrs. Dial and Floming vigorously opposed the measure in behalf of the local .stockholders, representing about $300, 000 of the $1,000,000 stock. But the resolution was passed over their pro test. It is stated that Mr. Dial made a most gallant light in behalf of the local interests, but to no avail. Yet he is not discouraged, and hopes to win out in the end. The grounds of opposition wore as follows: First. Because the increase of the capital stock will be in violation of the agreement adopted when the Messrs. Biege! were adopted into the company. Tho enterprise is now capitalized at $20 a spinale, and that is sufficiently high. And, in addition to this agree ment, it was specifically agreed that no preferred stock should be issued. Second. Because this measure was inconsistent with and directly in viola tion of the agreement entered into be tween the Messrs. Riegel and the mi nority stockholders. When these capi talists of the North became stockhold ers they agreed to furnish this capital and at the same time not to interfere with existing conditions and methods. Mr. Dial was to remain president at lli'- same salary and carry out tho origi nal policy of the company. This he has not been permitted to do, his salary having been cut to a nominal sum, his authority curtailed by degrees and fi nally usurped. Third. Because the issuance of this additional preferred stock is altogether unnecessary. The increase cannot in any way benefit the local stockholders; rather it will damage their interests. Fourth. Because it is plainly a scl cmo to "squeeze" the minority in vestors and depress the value of' the mon stock. Already the stock val ue has fallen, and after this proposed (se the shares owned locally will, it i.; itated, be practically valueless. For these reasons Messrs. Dial and Fleming opposed the measure, and will a| oppose it in the stockholders' meeMng. As the public already knows, there has been much friction between the majoity ami minority investors for months past, and at present there is a suit pending in the Greenwood courts? a suit instituted against the Messrs. ?iegel by the minority for the recovery of 8100,000 damages, and demanding the performance of the contract and agree ment entered upon. This litigation is termed a suit "for specific perform ance," and its trial will be watched with much interest, as showing that the majority have not performed their part of the contract. Among other things they are charged with squander ing the company's money, one deal serving as an example. This was the building of a $15,000 stone mansion for the residence of Mr. B. D. Riegel, sec retary and treasurer. This expendi ture was made over Mr. Dial's protest, he having authorized $2,500 for this purpose. This fine building was occu pied by Mr. Riegel for a time, but it is now vacant, Mr. Riegel having returned to New York. Another matter of which Mr. Dial complains is that the auditor's report of the mill's condition cannot be baa. He asked that copies be sent to the stock holders; this was denied. But he was told that a copy might be seen at the Ware Shoals office. Upon inquiry he was told that the reports were not there but in New York. So no auditor's re port has been seen yet. Of course this report would not be an especial valuable document in the hands of Mr. Dial, but this fact is cited merely to show the al leged disposition of the majority toward the minority. The slate of affairs is deplored, for at one time it seemed that this Ware Shoals property would be developed in to one of tlie best paying enterprises in the Piedmont. '1 he outcome of the stockholders' meeting and tho result of the litigation will be watched with much interest. Junior Order of Mechanics Organize. On last Friday night, in the Knights of Pythias hall there was organized a ncv order of Junior Order United American Mechanics. There were 85 rcharter members, and the organization begins with enthusiastic support. The name of the new coupcil is Little Rivor No. 66. The State Council organ izer was unable to be present, but Mr. II. Terry acted in his stead and in stalled the officers. The following offi cors were elected: F. M. Tidwell, coun cilorj'J. D. Barrett, vice councilor. R. II. Donaldson, recording secretary; R. J. Jessie, treasurer; F. M. Donnon, fi nancial secretary. The members are very enthusiastic over their council, and hope to make it one of the very best in the State. Meet ings will be held in the school building at Watts Mill. I.Um Dot. A large crowd attended services at Union Sunday. Mr. Jim Cooper and two daughters, Christine and Alwilder, of Greenwood, visited relatives here Saturday night and Sunday. Prof. W. P. CulbertSOn and Miss Frankie Culbertson, of Mountvillo, spent Saturday night with relatives here. Mrs. Neely Devenport, of the Center Point section, is spending a wbile with her daughter, Mrs. IL H. Penson. Miss Laurence Culbertson is teaching a music class in the Poplar Springs section. LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. Mr. j. C. Smith, of Waterloo, was in the city Monday. Mr. W. S. Montgomery was regis tered at Gray's Hotel Friday. Mr. H. B. Dominiek, of Fountain Inn, was in the city Friday. Mr. M. D. Holder of Gray Court was in the city Monday. Dr. j. R. Culbertson of Owings was among the visitors in Laurens Monday. Mr. j. W. Hill of Mountville, was in the city on business Monday. Mr. W. E. Gray, of dray Court, was in the city on business Saturday. Mr. B. A. Wharton of Cross Hill and a candidate for Sheriff was in Laurens Monday. Mr. W. L. Rodgers of Rock Hill is in the city on a short vacation visiting relatives. Capt. John R. Minter is spending this week with his son, Mr. J. E. Minter, at Scdalia. Mr. J. T. Power, one of the success ful farmers of this county, was in the city last Saturday. Mr. Jas. H. Stewart, of Fountain Inn, was among the visitors in the city last week. Mr. Moses Roman, the moving pic ture show man, says business is good and improving every day. Mrs. Eloise Shell spent a few days in Clinton last week, as the guest of Mrs. John Robertson. Attorneys R. E: Babb and A. C. Todd spent yesterday in Spartanburg on professional business. Business manager J. Rutledge McGhee of the Greenville Daily News was in the city for a short while Sunday. Miss Vaughn Gritton has returned from the eastern part of the State, where she has been teaching. Mrs. L. S. McSwain, of the Gray Gourt-Owings Institute, was in the city on a shopping trip Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Thotnason Sr. of Alma spent Sunday with the family of Mr. W. P. Thomason on Irby Avenue. Associate Editor G. W. Gardner, Jr., of the Greenwood Journal, was in Lau rens last Sunday, enroute for Spartan burg. Miss Wilton Carle, a charming young lady of Greenville, passed through the city Thursday, enroute to her home from Augusta. Mr. S. M. Wilkes one of Lnurons hustling business men returned Friday night from a business trip over parts of South Carolina and Georgia. Mrs. Brooks Swygert, who attended the Sunday School Convention in Union last week is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. S. M. Rice. Messrs. S. D. Childress and J. W. C. Bell, of this county, have beeu drawn as jurors for the federal court, which convenes in ^?^onvillo. Anvil 9A. Mr. J. F. Tolbert was elected a mem ber of the executive committee of the State Sunday School Convention, at its recent meeting in Union. Mr. Lloyd I.angston, son of Mr. j. Lee L?ngsten, is at home this week from Clemson college, where he is pur suing a special course in the textile de partment. Mr. W. R. Henderson, of Gray Court, was in the city on business Saturday. He said they had a light frost in their neighborhood Friday night, but not sufficient for any damage. Misses Mary Todd and Willie May Childress and Miss Annie Jamieson, of Union, went to Newberry Wednesday, to see the ball game between Erskine and Newberry. Patronize Roman's Moving Picture show at the opera house. Continuous performance daily from 3 to 10 p. m. Program changed every day. Lot new films just received. It worth the price. Go see it, and you'll go again. Mrs. C. E. Gray, who was called to Rutherfordton, N. ('., ten days ago on account of the serious illness of her father, is expected home this week. Her father, who is quite an old man, is still very seriously sick. * Mr. F. E. Ornall, the popular young salesman at Posey's Drug Store, has resigned his position and returned to his home in Woodbury, Ga. for a few days, after which he will enter the Southern College of Pharmacy in Atla nta. A party from the neighboring town of Greenwood came over to the city of Laurens in automobiles Sunday. The party consisted of: Messrs. T. J. Crymes, R. J. Lawson, E. F. Arnold, C. D. Kcllar, G. P. Sloan, J. C. Self, and Mr. and Mrs. John Chipley. Mr. C. C. Featherstone returned Fri day from Union, where he attended the sessions of the State Sunday School convention. Mr. Featherstone reported a fine meeting, well attended, enthusi astic work accomplished and a hospita ble welcome on the part of Union peo ple. All Fool's day was not celebrated with much enthusiasm around at the graded school. Prof. Dobson had an nounced that he would punish any tru ancy or pranks common on this day. In consequence of this warning every body was strictly good. At the K. of P. meeting Monday night a committee consisting of Messrs. John M. Cannon, John F. Bolt and R. A. Dobson was appointed to canvas the Pythlans of Laurens and Clinton for those who will take the I). (). K. K. degree. If a sufficient number can be secured the Spartanburg team will come down and initiate them. Mr. L. G. Balle, who has been read mg The Lauukns Advertiser from its first issue twenty-three years ago, called in the office last week and wel comed the new editor. Mr. Balle is a staunch friend of the paper, believing in it so thoroughly that he bends a copy to all five of his children, who reside elsewhere, but who have to keep in formed about matters in their old home. Col. j. H. Wharton j;::i<! Tin: ADVER tiser a visit last Friday and reported that the farmers of his section were busy ploughing tbeso days. "But," said Mr. Wharton, "uic ground js in the worst condition I have seen it In thirty years. For two or three inches it to a dry, hard crust and underneath too wet.' All tlje ploughing done before these heavy rains w;p< practically lost." Notice. Waterloo Democratic Club will meet at Moore's on Saturday, the 28th, 1008, at 3 p. m. J. II. WHARTON, Pres. THE REEDY RIVER POWER COMPANY Electric Plant Will Most Probably be in Full Operation Within the Next Sixty Days. The work of constructing the dam and power house at Boyd's Mill for the Reedy River Power Company is ex pected to be finished by the first of June. The dam, which is practically finished, is said to be an exceptionally line piece of work, and President Dial and his associates are well pleased with it. The power house is in process of erection, and when everything is com pleted the old place will present a won derful transformation. The plant will have a capacity of two thousand horse power. Electricity will be generated for local purposes and for transmission to Laurens and other points desiring it. Already the line to I-aureus is being run and will be com pleted in a short time. Letter From Mr. Reuben B. Pitts. The editor of The Advertiser is in receipt of the followiug letter from one of Laurens' boys, which is appreciated in the fullest. He and Mr. Pitts were in college together for one year, and became friends while there. The editor wishes to thank Mr. Pitts publicly, and this means is employed: "Camden, S. C,, April 2, 1908.?Mr. S. E. Boney, Laurens, S. C ?My Dear Boney: I note by The Advertiser of this week that you are to take charge of the paper, and I want to extend to you my best wishes for your grand success in my old home town. 1 see that Furman's men are stilll do ing worthy things, and I hope that we younger generation shall keep it up. For your part, I am sure you will. Yours very truly, R. B. PITTS." Keep us in mind for Ice ('ream Freez ers and Water Coolers, as we have a complete line in different styles and S /XS* S. M. & E. H Wilkes & Co. Mr. R. R. Stone, of Clinton, was among those in town Friday. A GREAT GAME OF TAG. Every Loyal Citizen Should Wear a Tag on April 21st. Tuesday, the 21st of April, will be "Tag Day" in Laurens. If you do not know what Tag Day is you had better inform yourself before the day arrives. It is hoped and expected that every man, woman and child in this city, rich and poor, high and low, white and black, will be able to exhibit a tag on Tag Day. What is it all about? Just this: A movement is on foot to build a hospital and the King's Daughters have undertaken this method to help the fund. In the larger cities this plan has met with great success. Boxes in charge of members are placed in differ ent portions of the city and for each contribution, no matter how small or how large, dropped into the box the contributor is given a badge or tag. Before Tag Day is over almost every citizen has become a gentleman or ladv of the decoration. They have been tagged enmasso and the streets are gay with fluttering bits of ribbon. Third Tuesday in April is the day set apart for Tag Day in Laurens. Let's turn it into a great game of tag. Drop your penny, your dime, your dollar or your hundred Hollars into the contribu tion box and wear your blushing honors thick upon you. If every citizen makes up his or her mind that the day shall not pass until he or she hav been "tagged" we will have given the hospital cause a great impetus. Let this old city fairly flutter with tags on Tuesday, 21st. Don't be ashamed to show that you have a re ceipt in the shape of a tag for your contribution. It may encourage the next one to go and do likewise. Charity is the best game that any body can play. Put your heart and soul into it and see how much you can get out of it. Everybody play tag on the 21st and help the hospital cause. KING'S DAUGHTERS. We have just received another ship ment of Folding Go-Carts. Be sure to see our line and get our prices before you buy. S. M. & E. IL Wilkes & Co. SUNDAY'S MEETING FOR MEN. Special Sermon by Rev. Mr. Fowler, at Second Baptist Church. Sunday afternoon there was held at the Second Baptist church a special meeting for men. The meeting was in charge of Rev. C. Lewis Fowler, of Clinton, who is conducting a series of revival services at this church, and who is doing some very effective preaching. "A Search for Men" was his theme Sunday afternoon, and he presented the truths of his subject in a very for cible and impressive manner. Real men, the speaker said, are de plorably scarce ?men who have the courage to stand up for the right and for God as against the influences of evil and wrong-doing. God is continu ally searching for men to enlist in the battle against sin. He recounted at length the manv agencies employed to circumvent the will of God and enslave men and boys in the bondage of sin. Cigarette smoking and whiskey drinking were severely arraigned and other forms of sin strongly condemned. Mr. Fowler made the startling state ment in connection with the evil of strong drink to the effect that in Lau rens county last year every eighth bale of cotton, or its equivalent, was spent for whiskey. Unwilling, as he had been, to accept the accuracy of this state ment, the figures showed for them selves. Gray Court to Have Bank About the fifteenth of March a move ment was launched to organize a bank at the little town of Gray Court, ten mdes west of Laurens on the Greenville and Laurens railroad. Mr. J. N. Leak, one of the originators of the scheme and by the way one of the busiest hustlers in the whole county, was in the citv Monday and in speaking of the en terprise said: "Yes, we started out about three weeks ago to get up the stock; and in less than a week more we will have it all subscribed." The men in charge held a meeting last Saturday at Gray Court to sum up and get an idea of what had been done and what the prospects were. The proposed capital stock is to bp $20,000 of which amount $15000 has already been sub scribed. There will be another meet ing next Saturday at which time a for mal organization will he effected. It is understood that Mr. C. R. Wallace is to be president and the institution will be known as The Bank of Gray Court. TRAYNHAM GUARDS ARE INSPECTED. Officials Pronounced the Company la Excellent Form in Every Particular. Highly Complimented. The official inspection of Traynham Guards was held Friday ?fternoon by Adjutant General J. C. Boyd, Assistant Adjutant General W. T. Brock and United States Inspector C. H. Cabiniss. These officers arrived in the city at 2 o'clock from Columbia and promptly at 4 o'clock, the appointed hour, the work of inspection was begun. Traynham Guards, numbering forty six, were arrayed in their new serge uniforms with tan shoes and mustered on the public square presented a fine appearance. All the officers were pres ent; in fact, every member of the com pany was present, a fact rather unusual and one commented upon by General Boyd. The inspection of the guns was the first thing done, and this resulted in not only a favorable report but spe cial commendatory remarks. The com pany was pronounced excellent in their manner of keeping the guns and uni - forms. General appearance was pro nounced excellent. After the gun inspection 1st Lieuten ant W. R. Itichey, Jr., commanded the company through many difficult mili tary maneuvres, all of which were ac complished very creditably. The company marched to its armory and were there addressed by Gen. Boyd. The best and most important thing in -this brief address was: "Traynham Guards is not exceeded by any other company so far inspected in general appearance, care of equipments, drill ing and general military training." Mr. Brock hcartity seconded his chief's remarks. The Laurens company was organized on November 3rd, 1906, with Mr. O. W. Babb captain. Its commission expires this coming November, but a renewal is confidently expected. The officers at present are: ? O. W. Babb, Captain. W. R. Richey, Jr., 1st Lieutenant. M. L. Nash, 2d Lieutenant. J. A. Taylor, 1st Sergeant. 1). R. Simpson, Quartermaster Ser geant. -- BUY YOUR == EASTER BONNET at SIMMONS'. Since our Opening We have sent away many sat isfied custom ers. Pay us a visit and you will go away satisfied, too. During our Opening we had many compliments paid us on our well selected stock of Millinery. Have you seen it? See our Dress Goods De partment For everything in Lace Curtains. We have them from 50c to $5.00. The prettiest line of white Quilts that have ever been in Laurens. We have them from 75c to $5.00. Big line Dress Ginghams 7c, 8c, iQc, i22c aJlg 15c In our stock is to be found everything new and seasonable in Silks and Woolens, inported and domestic. Style, Fit and Quality pur niotto. Our Shoes. People who have seen f$ them tell us we have the M prettiest and snappiest line g| in the city. Come and gee x for yourself. There Is noth- gff ing in Tans or Blacks, la= |? dies', misses' and children's M Low Cut Shoes, that you IS can't find in our store, j| Do your Spring shopping at Sim mons'. Make our store your headquar ters, We will ma|<e you feel at home. Make your feet glad by wearing a pair of our Shoes. o. b. simmons & son, &oQeee??9oo?ooo?e? sot *oooooooooc Laurens, S. C. Mr. S. D. Childress spent Saturday in Greenville. Master Lamar Copeland is visiting in Greenville. Miss Bessie Roland has returned from Union. Mr. J. W. Lanford of Lanford Sta tion was in the city Monday. Mr. W. R. Cheek a prominent pian*er of Gray Court was in town Monday. Mr. L. D, McCravy was registered at Gray's Hotel on Friday. Mr. J. F. Whitmire, of Clinton, was in the city Saturday. Mr. W. S. Langford, of Newberry, was a visitor in the city Sunday. Mrs. James L. Killian, of Greenville, is with her brother, Mr. C. D. Moseley. Mrs. Chesley Lucas and children, of Chester, are visiting Mrs. W. E. Lu cas. Mrs. Jane Parks of Greenwood is visiting her daughter Mrs. S. D. Chil dress. Mrs Hale Shands of Clinton spent Wednesday in the city with Mrs. G. C. Albright. Mr. S. B. Goodman, carrier of R F D No. 1 Mountville, was in the city on business, Monday. Mrs. Hagan Motes, of Mountville, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Teague, last week. Mrs. J. C. Philpot, after a visit to relatives in the city, returned Friday to her home in Columbia. Messrs. W. J. and E. H. Wise, of Spartanburg, were in the city Friday and Saturday. Mr. S. E. Henderson, the popular postmaster at Barksdale, was in the city Saturday. Rev. J. O. Davis and family, of Greenville, are visiting relatives in the county this week. Miss Anna Childress has returned to Chicora College after spending a few days at home. Mrs. John Simmons of Mountville spent Wednesday in the city as the guest of Mrs. J. H. Teague. Miss Ora Dell Hunter of Ora spent a few days in the city last week as the guest of Mrs. Hampton Hunter. Miss Lillian Peterson of Winthrop College is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Maggie Peterson. Rev. W. E. Callendar, rector of the Episcopal church of Laurens, has ac cepted an invitation to preach at Trinity church, Columbia, on April 8th. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming enter tained at tea Thursday evening for Rev. Mr. Rankin and wife and Miss Strickler, of Richmond, their guests. Mr. T. McD. Roper, formerly of the Hickory Tavern section, now a resident of this city, announces his candidacy this week for county commissioner. Mr. J. Wister.Martin, of the countv. mers, was in the city thursday. Mr. Martin paid THE ADVERTISER a pleas ant visit. Messrs. Richard Childress, T. O. Flowers, Jr., and T. C. Bolt, of the Presbyterian College at Clinton, came up Saturday and spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Childress. Mrs. W. D. Fergusan is going to Newberry this week, to visit Mrs. P. G. Ellisor, and remain until after the wed ding of Miss Laura Vance and Mr. W. D. Copeland, Mrs. Flamming Jones, Misses Helen Goggans, Bessie Bird, Amelia Kennedy and Bertha Wells, and Mr. R. Vance Irby made an automobile trip to New berry last Saturday to spend the day with Miss Helen Goggans. The Rev. J. T. Taylor, of Ware Shoals, was in the city a few days ago on his way to Greensboro, N. C, where he is ei.gaged in a meeting with Rev. P. C. Battle, of the North Carolina Methodist conference and pastor of one of the Greensboro churches. Miss Wilma Prentiss gave a birthday party Tuesday afternoon at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. W. H. Gar rett. A number of her young frionds celebrated thia happy occasion with her, and after the ever-pleasurable open-air games they were served with delicious cream and cake. Some of the early risers of Laurens report that frost was seen early Satur day morning. The climatic conditions, however, are such that no damage re sulted therefrom. It was so dry and the frost so light that it will have no effect on any growing plants or tree blossoms. This is the first frost re ported In some time. Mr. B. L. Henderson, of the Ware Shoals neighborhood, was in the city Saturday, and paid Tun Anv^nriaER a visit. Mr. Henderson began reading this paper with its first issue, twenty three years ago, and has not missed an issue sinco. He is one of our staunch est friends, and we hope that he may re?d the paper for many years to come. The Rev. C. Lowis Fowlor, pastor of the Baptist church ?t Clinton, arrived in tho city last Thursday, to begin a series of revival services at the Second Baptist church of Laurens. Mr. Fow ler is a graduate of Furman and the Harvard School of Theology, and is a preacher of \\o small ability. His work in Clinton has been on aggressive lines, and his presence and work here shouUl produce good results, Mr, Thou. K. Wicker, of Nowberry, spent Sunday in tho city with Mr. S. G. McDaniel. Mr. Wicker is a rural letter carrlor at Newberry and is a very pro gressive young citizen. For seyeral months he has been very active In an clfort to get his county interested in the good roads movement. Of course the newspapers and others hftVO \w\ to do with the agitation of better roads which Mr, VYh'-l?er- intimated would likely \\o made, an. issue in the approach ing county campaign. Commission Named For The infirmary. Gov. Ansel hfis appointed the com mission to have charge of the erection of the State's infirmary far Confeder ate soldiers on tho proporty of the State Hospital for the insane in this city. The commission will consist of Messrs. J. M. Reed of Chester, Cardwell of Columbia, 4. C. Cantey of Oamden,, J. ki. Mnrsi:all of Columbia, and Wilie Jones of Colup.ibjk. Tho first three are veterans, members of the U. C. V., and the hist two are son,H pf veterans. Trie commission wjh meet within the next few days and proceed at once with plans fo?< the erection of the hu,Ud;ing. Ah appropriation of $12, flQO w?ui nwfci tvr the work.- State, Council Receives Proposi tion From Mr. Dial NO AGREEMENT VET. The City tan Utilize 75 Horse Power to Operate Its Lighting Plant Etc. For some time past the city council has been negotiating with President N. B. Dial of the Reedy River Power Co. on the matter of furnishing eleetric power for the city from the plant at Boyd's mill soon to be completed. It is understood, of course, thnt this com pany has a franchise to come into the city and supply individuals. The dis cussion now is regarding rates on the city supply. Thus far no agreement has been reached and just at present none is in sight. The form of Mr. Dial's bid seems to be about as follows: Tho company is to furnish one hundred and fifty horse-power to the city under a ten-year contract at $50 a horse power, the company reserving the privilege of supplying power to indi viduals also. The council claims that the city needs only seventy-live horse power and should have the right to sub let the remaining seventy-five, to which the company will not agree. And again the price per horse-power is a matter of dispute. The council feels that $50 a horse power is too high; the city of Green wood is supplied by the Savannah River Co. at $40 per horse-power and they think Laurens should be able to get power at the same rate. At the pres ent figures Laurens in the course of the ten years, the limit of the contract, would have paid $15,000 more for her power than tho neighboring town of Greenwood. It is hopr.d by both sides that an agreement may soon be reached to pre vent any annoying and costly delays. Three Thousand Feet Curbing Purchased. Mr. W. R. Richey, representing the city council of Laurens, wont to New berry last Saturday and closed a eon tract with the Cold Point Granite Com pany to furnish three thousand feet of granite curbing, to be used in improv - ing the public square and court house grounds. The council has been nego tiating for sonio time with this com pany, but up to Saturday had been un able to agree on terms. Mr. RicheyV. c?i'Oing wui'Oe1?iiii>|><svf i4?v"**>?>it| ?/*?" cars every week until tho supply is re ceived. Tho Cold Point Granite Company's quarries are situated about six miles south of Laurons, In this county, and contain a superior grade of stone. The council, it is seen, is determined to get the very best of every tiling for the im provement work which they hope to have under way in a few days. Tho curbing purchased is to be used for tho provements all around the square, the court house approaches and the tree bases near tho court house. The Laurens Thcaturhun. The moving picture shows arc still holding forth in the city. Mr. M<..,es Roman, the enterprising manager feels very much encouraged over his success thus far and seems to think that the Laurens theatorium is a permanent and assured institution. If the patronage justifies the entertainments will be en larged and a regular little vaudeville show will be put on every afternoon and evening. Already lie has some of the finest and most beautiful films in the state; in addition, tho illustrated songs nro a very attractive feature of the entertainments. Moving picture shows are the very best and cleanest form of amusement and the people of Laurens by their pat ronage should keep this one here. Pelit Jurors for Spring Terra of Court. The following list of jurors were drawn Tuesday morning for the first week of the spring term of Common Pleas Court which convenes at Laurens on April 21. The first week jurors are: Dials township -O. II. Cooley, L. R. Brooks, W. I. Power, W. 1. Burns, T. A. Willis, D. D. Stoddard, Abner Babb. D, M. Holder. Waterloo township John Crawford, J. T. Elmore, J. W. Bagwell, J. W. B. Hill, W. H. Pinson. Sullivan township A. J. Munroe, J. W. Kellett, P. M. Bu/.hardt, 1). W. Coats, W. N. Knight, C, B. Roper, J. H. Godfrey, J, E, Roper. Laurens township C. B. Bobo, J. Q. Brown, S. 2. Davis, J. L. F. Summerei. Hunter township D. E. Tribble, P. B. Richardson, F. M. Fuller. Cross Hill township W. D. Pyles, 10.. A, Adams, J. W. Simmons, E. L. Wo.Us. Youngs township M. D. Garrott? W, M. Cokor, O. H. Hughes, A. ^. Martin. Boyd-Danicl. Yesterday afternoon at Spartanburg Mr, Thus. H. Daniel, of Washington, D. C, and Miss Bessie Boyd, daughter of the Rev. Marion Boyd, were united in marriage, tho Rev. G. M. Boyd offi ciating, Mr. Daniel is a Laurens county boy, a graduate of WofTord, private secretary to Congressman Johnson for a time, a newspaper correspondent, which is merely incidental to his duties in the law offices of the Southern Rail way In Washington. OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. | H COPYRIGHT Flour leads them all. as a cookor, makes better biscuit, bet ter loaf bread, bet tor pies, better cake. Take nothing but Copyright Flour. It's PURE, WANTED:?A second han'.'i safe it on have anything to offer, Phone No. 3? it EGGS FOR HATCHING: Pure single comb brown leghorn eggs price 60 cents for 13 leave orders at Bennetts or Phil pots. H. M. Graham, Laurens, S. ('.