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FOR PAST WEEK Funeral of Mr. Pearson and of an Infant. WEDMXti-GUESTS. I he Improvements Continue Unnbutcd. Close Qainc of Baseball Played Monday Afternoon. Clinton, April 21. -There have been two funerals here in the past week. Last Wednesday the body of Mr. W. S. Pearson was brought here from Au gusta and interred in the Presbyterian cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Hodges, of the Methodist church, conducting the fu neral. A number of friends and rela tives attended the funeral. The floral tributes were exceedingly beautiful and there were a large number of them. On Sunday morning the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copeland was buried. Easter Sunday was an ideally beauti ful day and was fittingly observed in the churches. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Copeland arrived in Clinton Wednesday night from New berry and are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dave T. Copeland for a few days be fore settling down at Mr. J. W. Cope land's. Among the (Tintonians who at tended ihe wedding were Dr. Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Copeland, Miss Ina Vance, Mr. W. B, Parr, Mr. and Mrs. John .Copeland, Miss Ab Leake, Mr. Guy Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Chancy Stone, Mrs. G. A. Copeland, Miss Sara Copeland, Mr. R. J. Copeland, Miss Helen Bailey, Miss Nan Copeland, Mercer Bailey Vance, Mr. and Mrs. R. li. Vance. The improvements continue to appear in Clinton. Dr. J. H. and J. L. Young have nearly finished their new building on Musgrove street to be called the Utopia. Dr. W. H. Young's neat cot tage on Centennial street is well along. Mr. Reckling, of Columbia, has been taking pictures at the orphanage the past week. Mr. G. C. Young attended the meet ing of Enoree Presbytery at Greers last week. The college boys lost a game of ball to Woflord yesterday. Score two to one. They were to have played Charleston Wednesday but it poured rain. New berry cailed off the game scheduled with them for Saturday on account of Holy Week. Miss Agnes Adams spent Sunday here. Dots From Rabun. Many of the farmers have planted cotton seed. Some have almost a stand up now. The fruit crop is very promising this year. The peach and apple trees are loaded down with fruit and unless cold weather comes an abundant crop may be expected. Very heavy rains fell in this section last Wednesday. The rain was needed as the ground had become very hard - almost too hard to plow in places. The measles, which have swept al most the entire community, have some what abated. Most all who were af flicted with them are up and able to be at work. The school at Rabun taught by Miss Mettie Putnam closed several days ago, there being no picnic or other ex ercises on account of many of the chil dren being down with measles. The Rabun Creek Sunbeam band, which meets on the second and fourth Sundays, has some very interesting meetings and is helping much the cause of missions. The regular preaching services were held at Rabun Sunday conducted by the Rev. J. M. Shell in the absence of the pastor. The congregation was made up largely of young people, to whom Mr. Shell made a very touching talk, speak ing from the parable of the prodigal .son. Easter was quite a beautiful day, though the Friday and Saturday pre ceding it promised a cold day. This community has been the scene of a lire raging in the forests for sev eral Sundays almost successively, started by some unknown party or parties, Should they be apprehended doubtless they will be punished to the full extent of the law. A Card of Thanks. The Presbyterians extend thanks to Mrs. (' F. Rankin, Mrs. N. B. Dial, Mrs. Geo. McCravy, Mrs. James Boyd, Mrs. Luther Roper, Mrs. Willard, Misses Todd, Putrnan, Byrd and Richey, Messrs, Thomason, McCravy and Dr. Aikon for the beautiful music and fine recitations, to Prof. Dobson and the board of trustees for the use of the graded school and to THK Laurenh ADVERTISER and The Laurensville Her ald for notices and to others who con tributed to make the musical entertain ment last Friday night a success. The entertainment was of a high order and heartily enjoyed by all who attended. The door receipts were $17.80. Policy Paid By W.O. W. C. A. Power, 0. C., and J. Lee L?ng sten, Clerk, of Laurens Camp No. 08, and representatives of the head camp, have delivered to C. H. Roper, guar dian for the children of B, F. Roper, who died on March 4th, a check for $1.000, in full payment of policy held by Sov. Roper. Meeting of U. ?. C.'s Saturday. The Daughters of the Confederacy are requested to meet on Saturday af ternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. W. U. Gilkerson. ? y LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. Mr. M. W. Hill, of the Mt. Olive sec tion, was in the city Monday. Miss Anna Owings returned to her home In Gray Court Monday. Mr. B. B. Hill, of the county, was in the city Saturday. Miss Lintie Jones returned this week from a visit to friends in Newberry. Mrs. Margaret Dodson has returned to the city from a visit to Donalds. Mr. Albert Dial, of Wofford college, was among the students who spent Easter at home in Laurens. Mr. John Cuningham, of Waterloo, spent a few days in the city the past week. Miss Lily Fant returned to Union Tuesday after a brief visit to the fam ily of Mr. D. A. Davis. Miss Annie Jamieson, after an ex tended visit to friends here, returned this week to her home in Union. Mr. Creswell Fleming left Monday for a short visit to his old home in Greenwood. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Johnson, of Washington, I). ('., are visiting the family of Mr. J. IL Boyd. Messrs. Chas. W. and John Arthur Taylor attended the school exhibition at Mt. Bethel last Frid ay evening. Remember that Thursday night "hospital night" at the moving picture shows, come and bring the whole d family. Prof. I. 10. Curry, of Lander college, after spending Faster at his home at) Owings, returned to Greenwood Mon day. Remember that Thursday night is "hospital night" at the moving picture shows, come and bring the whole d? family. Misses Josie and Sadie Sullivan spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Sullivan. These young la dies arc students at the Columbia Col lege for Women. Misses Jessie Bolt and Lalla Mae Dial, who are students at the Columbia Female college, spent Faster at their respective homes here. Mr. J. A. Taylor and daughter, Miss May, were visitors here on Saturday. Miss Taylor was hero to attend the county teachers' meeting. Mr. Hampton Hunter who had his residence on North Harper street burned a few months ago is rebuilding on the same site, Mr. E. R. Power being the contractor. A Laurens man claims to have discov ered a method by which the dead can be brought to life. He must be a friend of the late John L. McLaurin. Anderson Daily Mail. Mr. O. P. Goodwin, member of the State executive committee of the Farmers' Union from this district, went to Columbia Yesterday afternoon to at tend a meeting of the committee of which Mr. B. Harris, of Anderson, is chairman. Mr. S. S. Farrar, who recently moved from Union county to the Mountville section, was in the city Monday. Mr. Farrar is a good farmer and will be welcomed in Laurens. The Palmetto Drug Co.. always up to-date in everything, has installed a pair of talking scales. This machine speaks your weight with unquestionable accuracy. Clinton Cotton Mills team and the Watt8 Mills team will cross bats on the Watts Mills diamond next Saturday. A good game may be expected as, these two teams played hot ball last season. Messrs. II. Terry, (). W. Babb, ( has. Templeton and Clifton Jones, represen tatives from Laurens Council No. 24, Jr. O. U. A. M.'s, and R. II. Donald son and J. J. Crosby, from Little River No. 66, left Tuesday for Sumter to at tend the State Council in session there this week._ Blassingamc Wins Suit. A dispatch to the News and Courier from Columbia is of interest to the peo pie of Laurens. It is: "The Supreme Court to-day filed its decision in the case of Blassingame against the city of Laurens, sustaining the lower court, which refused a mo tion for a non-suit. Blassingame, a contractor of Greenville, entered into contract with the city council of Laurons to do certain macadamizing. In his contract, which was entered on the minutes of the city council, he stated his price to be 32 cents per square yard and the work was com menced, but it appeared that the city council was under the impression that he had given his price at 42 cents per cubic yard, and they caused him to stop work and went so far as to have him arrested. He brought suit for damages in the amount of $5,282.10 and was awarded a verdict of $1,500." Mr. Pcathcrstonc Accepts Invitations. Mr. C. c. Feathorstone, of this city, has accepted invitations to deliver lit erary addresses at Ninety-Six and Edgeficld. On May 25th he will ad dress the literary societies of the South Carolina Co-Educational Institute at Edgcfield, and on June 1st the grad uating class of the Ninety-Six High School. Mr. Feat herstone has received several other invitations, but as yet has accepted only the two above mimed. The Senatorial Candidates. The Spartanburg Journal has the fol lowing on the senatorial race in this State: "We dope the Senatorial race about as follows: Governor I ley ward was one of the most nopular Governors the State ever had; John Gary Evans lives in the county having the largest white vote; George Johnstoiu- is the ablest man in the race; 0. B. Martin is a member of the strongest religious denomination in the "State; E. D Smith is the best stump speaker and the especial friend of the farmers. Take your choice." Notice of Stockholders' Meeting. The annual meeting of the Stock holders of the Citizen:;' Building and Loan Association will be held at the office of the Peoples I^oan and Ex change Bank, Laurens, S. G, at 4 o'clock p. m. on Thursday, April 30, 1908. W. R. McCUEN, Secretary and Treasurer. ' Laurens, S. C, April 20, 1908. 38-2t A REFUSED TO ENJOIN SPECIAL MEETING. Judge Gage Declined to ?tant Motion Enjoining Ware Shoals Stockhold ers' Meeting Today. Yesterday at Greenwood Judge G. W. Gage rendered his decision in the pro ceeding brought against 13. D. Riegel and other majority stockholders of the Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company by J. O. C. Fleming et al., represent ing the minority, praying that the spe cial stockholders' meeting, scheduled to be held today at Ware Shoals, be en joined by the court. In his decision .Judge Gage overruled the motion and the meeting will doubtless be held to- j day, as determined upon some time ago. The motion for an injunction was ar gued before Judge Gage at Greenwood last Saturday, the decision being re served until yesterday. The purpose of the meeting of the stockholders today is to pass upon the proposition of issuing preferred stock by the Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company to the amount of $500,000. The majority favor the proposition while many of the minority sharehold ers are opposed to it for reasons al ready published in THE ADVERTISER. THE ROUNDS OF SUPT NASH. mm Superintendent R. W. Nash Visited the Following Schools Last Week. Mounfeville School, Prof. W. P. Cul bertson, Principal, and Miss Frankie Culbertson and Annie Adams, assist ants, has an ccrollment of 78 pupils. This is a three room building furnished with patent desks, maps, blackboards, chairs, tables, pictures and a State li brary. Rock School, presided over by Miss Sara Heeks, has enrolled 27 pupils, and school room is furnished with patent desks, map, table, chair, blackboards and a library. Youngs School, taught by Miss Pel Parrott, has an enrollment of !) pupils, and the room is furnished with patent dasks, blackboard, chair, table and a State library. Goldville School, in charge of Miss Inez Dobbins, has an enrollment of 20 pupils, and school building is furnished with patent desks, map, chair, table and blackboards. Wadsworth School, taught by Miss Nannie Simpson, has enrolled 21 pupils. The building is furnished with patent desks, blackboards, map, chair, table, and a library. Belfast School, in charge of Miss Feitherstone, has enrolled 25 pupils, and the room is furnished with patent desks, blackboards, table, chair, and a State library. Wade School, presided over by Miss Annie Atchison, has an enrollment of 19 pupils, and is furnished with patent desks, blackboards, map, chairs, and a State library. Pine Bluff School, taught by Miss Irene McDaniel, has enrolled 14 pupils. Room is furnished with blackboards, map, heater, and they expect to fur nish patent desks soop. Pine Grove School, in charge of Miss Cora Culbertson, has an enrollment of 20 pupils, and school room is furnished with patent desks, blackboards, chair, table and a library. See our line of Go-Carts with bodies in different designs, Upholstery, Um brellas and Running Gears in different colors, with the best quality of springs at prices that will be money saved for you. S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co. El IZA SARAH THAYER. Sad Death of Little Daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Thayer. Little Eliza Sarah Thayer, aged three years and eight months, and the only child of Rev. and Mrs. William E. Thayer, died at the family residence last Friday night at ten o'clock after an illness of about two weeks. Satur day afternoon at five o'clock the little one was laid to rest in the city ceme tery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. E. C. Watson. The pall bearers were Masters Earle Owings, Thomas Bennett, Richard Fuller and Nathaniel Kennedy. Mr. Thayer is the beloved pastor of the First Baptist church and during his brief residence here he has gained the high esteem and sincere friendship of practically everybody in Laurens, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents. Mr. J. N. Leak Withdraws. For the past several months Mr. J. N. Leak has been connected with the Laurens Trust Co. as selling agent and real estate dealer. He has had almost entire charge of this department of the Trust Co.'s business. Under his able management the business has grown to large proportions, as may be seen from the amount of property advertised and the number of transfers that have been efTected. At the meeting of the Trust Co. last week Mr. Leak severed his connection with this company and will hereafter conduct a real estate, business for himself. Mr. Leak is a remarkably successful real estate dealer and will do a fine business in the future as he has done in the past. A review of his ad vertisement this week gives an idea of the property he is handling. HAMMETT-MQORE. Marriage Celebrated at Second Baptist Church Last Sunday Afternoon. Mr. John Milton Moore and Miss Flora Alberta Hammett were united in marriage at the second Baptist church last Sunday afternoon at half-past six o'clock, the Rev. E. C. Watson, of this city, officiating. There was a large as semblage present to witness the cere mony, at the conclusion of which many friends crowded about the chancel to offer congratulations to the happy couple. Mr. Moore is a son of Mr. Erwin Moore and a prominent member of the Second church, while his bride is a daughter of the Rev. W. L). Hammett. pastor of the Second Baptist church, and a popular and attractive young woman. \ Benefit Performance. The King's Daughters arranged Tuesday with Manager Roman, of the Opera House, to give a special moving picture show on Thursday evening for the benefit of the hospital. The ladies will receive half the proceeds of the evening, and this will be added to the neat sum already on hand. A double header film will be put on for Thursday and together with the illustrated songs will make an excellent performance. The King's Daughters will sell tick ets Thursday to help swell the crowds, and it Is hoped that every man, woman and child in Laurens will go and help the hospital movement. Let ev erybody go; the admission is only ten cents, and you are promised a fine en tertainment. CROSS. HILL NEWS BUDGET. "Indiscretion" Comes High?Rev. Mr. Martin Preaches Plainly. Cross Hill, April 20.-Messrs. R. G. Crisp and J. O. Denny, with Misses Ad dison and Barre, attended preaching at Morris Chapel last Sabbath and dined with Mr. and Mrs. Brack Watkins. Master Robert Nabers, son of Prof. H. Z. Nabers, of the Epworth Orphan age, visited his aunt, Mrs. R. A. Aus tin, last week. Mr. Hassel Miller, of Whitmire's, was with home folks here last Sunday till Tuesday. Rev. J. A. Martin preached a force* ful sermon last Sabbath from the text. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." Mr. Mar tin spoke very plainly what it meant to be faithful and warned the people against some practices which prevail today among professing Christians. Mr. Latimer Rasor, a prominent planter of Donalds, S. C, and a brother of Mr. E. B. Rasor, visited relatives here last Wednesday. There was something doing before the town council last Wednesday and on ac count of indiscretion on the part of aj prominent citizen the town treasury is j replenished twenty-live dollars. Cross Hill will soon join the number of auto cities. Mr. W. C. Rasor and Mr. J. W. Simmons have ordered auto mobiles. Mrs. Lidie Ferguson, who lives in town with her sister, Mrs. Madden, is nearly 84 years old. She is hearty and active for a person of her age. She takes great pleasure in attending to her chickens. She says she has a hen with peculiar ways. This hen has laid ten eggs, each time while sitting on the roost pole, and now she persists in go ing to sitting on that same pole and sits therte all the time. The roost pole is about four feet from the ground and only two of the eggs were broken. Prof, and Mrs. E. P. Allen, of Green wood, visited friends here Saturday and Sunday. The minstrels Saturday evening at the school auditorium was attended by a good crowd. Fifty dollars was real ized and will go to their school furniture fund. Light refreshments were served. The U. D. C. will decide whether Memorial day will be observed here as usual or whether it will be discontinued. We think it is a beautiful custom and it has been kept up here for about fifteen years. Quarterly Conference. Presiding Elder W. M. Duncan of the Greenville circuit was here last week and held Quarterly Conference with the First Methodist church. The financial status of the church, when looked into, was shown to be the best in years; the treasurer's report was gratifying to the church and to the Presiding Elder; Mr. Duncan congratu lated the Methodists of Laurens upon the fine showing. At the meeting Messrs. R. E. Babb and John F. Holt were elected delegates to the district conference to be held in May at Clinton. Mt. Bethel School Closes. The closing exercises of the Mt. Bethel school, taught during the past year by Miss Emma Lou Humbert, were held Friday night. Quite an elaborate programme, consisting of recitations, declamations, dialogues and music, was rendered under tho direction of Miss Humbert. The exercises were attended by a large gathering and the occasion was greatly enjoyed. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NEXT WEEK Bar Association Arranges Roster of the Cases for Two Weeks. Judge Gage to Preside. The Court of Common Pleas convenes in Laurens next Monday, April 27, with Judge Geo. W. Gage presiding. The roster of cases as arranged at the Bar meeting on Monday afternoon is as fol lows : Monday, 27th-C, N. & L. P?y Co. vs. American Surety Co. Long vs. Phillips & Owings. Tuesday, 28th?Lidia Owens vs. Lau rens Cotton Mills. Knight vst C. & W. C. Ry. Mayfield Woolen Mills vs. J. R. Anderson. A. P. Aldrich vs. J. R. Anderson. Switzer vs. C. & W. C. Ry Co. Wednesday, 29th?Gray vs. Gray. Elledge vs. Johnson. Thursday, 30th?Leake vs. Madden. Carlisle & Moseley vs. Deck. Camp bell vs. Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Jones vs. Laurens County. Friday, 1st?Dora C. Bailey vs. Sea board Air Line Ry. Saturday, 2nd ?Chancey vs. Putman. SECOND WEEK. Monday, 4th ?Barksdalc vs. C. & W. C. Ry Co. C. & W. C. Ry Co. vs. City of Laurens. Tuesday, 5th?Carey vs. Farmers & Merchants Bank. Weather* vs. C. & W. C. Ry Co. Franks vs. Southern Cotton Oil Co. Sullivan vs. Moore. Sullivan vs. McCarley. Wednesday, Gth Wilbur vs. McCuen. Thursday, 7th? Counts vs. Seaboard Air Line. Gray vs. Sullivan Township. Friday, 8th?Augusta Lumber Co. vs. H. E. Gray. J. R. Anderson vs. Ow ings. Dean vs. C. & W. C. Ry. Cath cart vs. Gray. Saturday, 9th -Bottling Works vs. Jeans. DEATH OP AN AOBD CITIZ EN. ??Uncle Lew" Robertson Called Hence After Long Illness. Mr. Lewis Robertson, one of the old est citizens of Laurens, died at his home here Sunday morning at G.30 o'clock, after an illness of nearly four months. Since the first week in Jan uary Mr. Robertson has lingered be tween life and death, holding on to life with remarkable tenacity for one so far advanced in years. He was in his 84th year. The remains were buried Mon day in the old Robertson family burying ground near Gray Court. Mr. Robertson, born in 1824 at Gray Court, was the son of Reuben Robert son and a member of one of the oldest families of Laurens. At the close of the war he moved to Laurens and en gaged in business. Later he bought the old Simmons hotel, which hostelry was run by himself and was known as the Robertson hotel. For a number of years, both before and after the war, Mr. Robertson was superintendent of the county home. The deceased is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Owings, and three chil dren: Messrs. William C. P. and Watt T. Robertson and Miss Mary Robertson of this city; and three sisters: Mrs. Bettie Dial and Mrs. Nicie Owings, of Owings Station, and Mrs. Milly Bobo, of Greenville, Moses Roman, you have fixed your self in the good esteem of these Lau reps people. Tho fact that you will give a bonollt performance Thursday night for the hospital fund is a favt r that is fully appreciated by everyone. You're alright. Here's everlasting luck to you. I r FURNISHINGS for MEN It has been and will always be the maxim of thisshopto maintain the highest standard of honest Furnishing Goods. Negligee Shirts. We have a stock of re inforced Negligee Shirts Cuffs attached or de [ tached, in bright, crisp, refreshing patterns. Our line,.Cuffs attached or detached) 50c to $2.00. Straw Hats If you will take special no tice of our stock of Straw Ha^s, you will surely see the Stylish Straws of Mid-Summer. Stiff Straws $i.00 $3.00. Soft Straws 50c to $3.00. IndcrwGrir Mens Knit Un" " * * Wd-I ? der-garments in popular fabrics, Standard Egyptian Balbriggan, Nainsook India Gauze Lisle and Linen-like meshes in half and long sleeves; Drawers to match in both long and knee. -r _ , _~ IT 25c and 50c Up All the New Shapes and Colors In Soft and Stiff Hats. A Swell Line of the New est and Host Popular Designs in Neckwear. The One Price Stdre Customers' Shoes Shincd Free. COPELAND'S. Shoes, Hats, Furnishings. Customers' Shoes Shilied Free. Mr. M. W. Hill of Waterloo was in the city on business Monday. Mr. T. A. Drummond, of the upper part of the county, was in Laurens on Saturday. Mr. H. H. Mahon, of Sullivan's town ship, was a pleasant caller at The Ad vertiser office Saturday. Mr. J. L. Baldwin, one of the big planters in the Gray Court section, was in the city Saturday. Mr. W. P. Childress returned Sunday afternoon from a trip to Fountain Inn and Greenville. Messrs. J. A. Chandler and J. II. Lit tle, of Clinton, were in the city Satur day. Mr. Walter H. Geer, the popular traveling representative of The State, was in the city Friday. Mr. J. B. Dodson, of Columbia, is spending a few days with his brother, Dr. W. W. Dodson. Mrs. W. H. Washington has returned from a visit to Mrs. O. B. Mayer in Newberry. Mrs. J. P. Marion, of Sumter, is vis iting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Irby, on Irby avenue. Mr. Frank Taylor, after a short visit to his family last week, left yesterday to resume his work on the railroad. Mr. W. C. Rasor. one of Cross Hill's merchants and bankers, was in the city Monday on business. Mr. McDuffie Stone and family have moved into their new home on Garling ton street. Mr. Jeff Rhodes, manager of the Elberton Steam Laundry, at Elburton. Ga., spent Easter here with friends and relatives. j Mr. W. D. Watts, of Denver, Colo rado, is here this week visiting his aunt, Mrs. B. W. Ball. Mr. T. C. Turner Jr., is out again after a short illness. He spent last Sunday at his former home in Green wood. Mrs. Nancy Harper has moved to Laurens from Due West and is occupy ing the McCravy house on South Har per street. Remember that Thursday night is "hospital night" at the moving picture shows, come and bring the whole d family. Miss Katherine Ball, of Charleston, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. B. W. Ball. She is accompanied by Miss Carla Sloan, also of Charleston. Miss Margaret Hudgens, who is teaching in the Laurens Graded school, spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Ella Hudgens. ? Honea Path Chronicle, 16th. Mr. T. E. Boyce, one of Clinton's leading citizens, was in Laurens Thurs day and paid THE Advertiser a pleas ant visit. Mr. Boyce is always a wel come visitor at this office. D,. L. M. Roper, of Spartanburg, will begin a series of meetings in the Baptist church next Monday evening. Dr. Roper is well known by the people of this vicinity, having conducted a re vival here about a year ago. He is an earnest worker and wo are confident that much good will result from his ef forts here. Honea Path Chronicle. A number of Laurons Elks went to Newberry Thursday to be present at the initiation of several new members. Messrs. S. R. Todd and Geo. W. Shell, of this city, were "put through." Those who went from Laurens were: Dr. W. W. Dodson, Messrs. C. M. Babb, W. II. Gilkerson, Jr., A. Schaycr and Rev. W. E. Callender. UENERAL NEWS. The Greenville city council has de cided to pave Main street of that city. The estate of Capt. Wm. A. Courte nay, who died recently and was buried at Iiis old home in Charleston, amounted to about $100,000. Germany had 11,DIM suicides last year, a rate of 21 to 100,000 inhabitants. The rate for Prussia alone is 20: that, fnr the Province of Saxony 32, and for Schleswig-Holstein 33, while in Catholic and Polish I'osen it was only 8. For Berlin the rate was 34. The festival of the Jewish Passover began on the 14th of April and lasts eight days. Senator Tillmnn continues to Improve in the Atlanta hospital. President Benjamin Sloan of the South Carolina university has resigned and will retire in a few months on a Carnegie pension. Or. Sloan haB for the past twenty-live years boon one of the leading cdUOAtortt <>f the State. President Itooscvelt has sent a mes sage to congress recommending the construction of four additional battle ships, the total cost to be over$60,000, 000. Ned and Prack Toland, tho two ne gro boys who killed Mrs. Ellisor at Cayce, near Columbia, a few weeks ago, were tried in Lexington Tuesday for murder. They were both found guilty and sentenced to hang on May 1st. Aiken county voted on tho dissenHary question hist Wednesday and tho dis pensary won out by a majority of 150. The vote was 994 to 844. Aiken already has the dispensary and the vote was called for by the prohibitionists, Darlington will build a $100,000 mill, this amount already having been sc curod. The Woodmen of the World unveiled a monument to Mr. R. G. Hill, of Union county, Sunday afternoon last. Mr. Hill lived at Carlisle. New York will send an uninstructed delegation to the Denver convention. Rev. L. M. Rice and Rev. F. C, Hick-, son, for some time past joint editors of The Union Times, have dissolved part nership. Mr, Rico will continue to edit tho paper. A cyclone swept over parts of Union and Sparenburg counties last Wednes day afternoon. One negro man living in the West Springs neighborhood was killed, Hon. Geo. Johnutone, of Newberrv, khas announced his candidacy for the (United States senate. COUNCIL ACCEPTS POWER CONTRACT Electricity to bo Furnish ed by Rocdy River Co. ON TEN-YEAR BASIS. According to Agreement the Minimum is Fixed at 133 H. P. at $50 Per Horse Power. The city council at its regular meet ing last week closed a ten-year con tract with the Reedy River Power Com pany for supplying the city of Laurens with electricity. The contract calls for a minimum of 133 horse-power at a rate of $50.00 per h. p. If the city uses more than this amount the same rate obtains up to an additional peak-load of 50 h. p.when a new minimum of 133 h. p. is established provided the addi-~ tional amount be used for three days consecutively. The days under this contract are for twenty-four hours and seven days in the week. The city, it is understood, will sublet power to the amount of three h. p. and under while the Power Company will be permitted to make contracts for supplies greater than this. The city plant is a very valuable piece of property and will b< kept in reserve for emergency. In speaking of the contract, Mayor Babb stated that the council had con sidered the matter very carefully and were ccr-^inced that the new arrange ment would be a considerable economy to the city; he stated also that Mr, Dial, president of the Power Company, had made three propositions to the council, one of which was to furnish the power for 10 per cent, less than the present cost amounted to, but that the contract agreed upon was even cheaper than that. Mr. Babb seemed very much pleased with the outcome of the negotiations. Mr. Dial stated that the construction work would be pushed with all possible speed and that within three months it. would be completed. The transformers were ordered this week. Mr. Dial * stated that the city of Laurens bad a better contract than most cities whose rates he had looked into with the ex ception of Greenwood. In contracts of this kind when the supply is for all day (24 hours) the rate is very high in com parison to the 10 hour supplies in larger bulks. Mr. Dial stated that the Power Company had tentative contracts to furnish power for several large plants " of various kinds in Laurens. PIEDMONT MILL SITUATION. Closing of Yarn Plants Would not Cause Closing of Cloth Mills. Spartanburg, April 18. -Special : Should the hard spinners close down their plants for a period of sixty days it will not necessarily follow that the cloth manufacturers will close down their mills. However, should the yarn mills shut down it is more than likely that some of tho cloth mills may close down for the same reason. The clos ing down of the cloth mills is a matter to be determined by the owners of each individual mill. A well known cotton mill president in speaking to-day of the cotton mill situation in the up-country, stated that, if the hard yarn spinners closedown be cause of the high cost of production and the small demand for goods, tho same may lead to the closing down of some of the cloth mills. He saiH iL would ho much easier for the small mills to close down than the larger mills. Should the large mills close down it would be a difficult matter for them to reorganize thoir help, while a small mill could close down, and ..when ready to resume operations could easily get together three or four hundred op eratives. There doesn't seem to beany likeli hood of the mills that have orders ahead closing down their plants. That tho cotton mills in this section aro confronted with a serious problern there can be no doubt. Many of them are manufacturing cloth and piling up goods in their warehouses rather than sell at the present prices. Those who have orders to All are making cloth on prices based at seven and one-half cents cotton.?News & Courier, OUR SPPXIAL NOTICES. N0TICK OF TRESPASS All per sons are horeby forbidden to hunt. 01 otherwiso trespass upon my lands. Ai I person caught so doing will be pUnisI ed I to the full extent of the law. Albei ' G. Irby. FOR SALE Improved King Cot i >n Seed. Makes line staple. Try a lot. j For prico or other information npplv t<> E. A. Hamilton, R. F. D. 3, 'Phone 70, Laurens, S. C. 37-21 4 NOTICE - All persons are hereby f< bidden to employ one Hammett Woe and ono Daisy Woody, they both bei under labor contract with the und signed. E. T. Shell. 37 I NOTICE. -I have a full stock of Dr. Hess' Cattle and Condition Powder Put your stock in good shape. Nov. i the time to use Dr. Hess' Lice niv' Mlto Killer. Nothing doing when thi is used. M. H. Fowler. 38-H NOTICE.?Take your sewing to Mi> Harper, who is a dressmaker, and feel sure she can please you. Call at once and see her if possible. Residence on South Harper street, Laurens, S. < 88-11 FOR SALE. Christopher Cotton Seed, 100 bushels at 10c per hut hel Apply to L. S. Bolt, Rfd 6, Laurens, s. C. ?J-u MONEY TO LOAN. ? Small amoij on short terms. Call on us for part] lars. Rader Co., office next to Exi office, Laurens, S. C.