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SECOND CHAPTER ON
Pi i blonds I'd id By Mills and Banks
C'ondltloti of Churches ami
Clinton, Jan. 4th.?The year just
closed lias seen many improvements
and developments In Clinton, both in
public ami private enterprises. The
city has done much good Work and the
liools and churches have hail a good
Ml of the churches had prosperous
records tor the year. The Presbyteri
an church was divided, the teachers
and pupils of the Thornwell orphanage
forming the Thornwell Memorial
h ireh. This Church was organized
wi h I Go members and has added 17.'
"'he First Presbyterian Pastor, the
Rev. YV. P. Jacobs, D. I).; membership,
uiM.: accessions during the year, 30;
Hi mey raised during the year for all
ch rch purposes except pipe organ,
over $4,500; pipe organ fund not quite
(1,100 th" year: special undertakings,
th*i support of Miss Charlotte Thornp
. a missionary in China, the pay
in < at of a salary to the Rev. I. F.
.':. :ob8 as stated supply at the Clinton
? ol on mill, the payment of a salary to
Nil's. Julia A. Maker for deaconess
. k in the Clinton mill village. The
' ? ornwoll Memorial church is also im
.,? Dr. Jacobs' pastoral care. It was
t; xanlzed in September, with a mem
I ship of 103, accessions since 17.
The Methodist church -Pastor the
}'.< .-. J. H. Mahaffey; membership, 290;
H essions. :'.7; money raised during
th*: year for all church purposes, near
The First Baptist church Pastor,
tb? Rev. c. Lewis Fowler: member
Bl ?(>. 1N7: accessions. 2s; money raised
Outing the year for all church pur
es, exclusive of new building. $1,
?"?-1,(1: special undertakings, the erec
?i of a new church at a cost of $15,
' lie Second Baptist church, and the
i.ydla Mill Baptist Church, the Rev.
i. P. Magill, pastor, are in very pros
perous condition. This correspond
ed* failed to obtain exact figures of
lie Associate Reformed Prosbyter
; ? church?Pastor, the Rev. .1. it.
! ?ten; figures not obtainable at this
The two cotton mills and the First
National bank declared their dividends
Ol $16,400 on the first. The Clinton
... I will declare a semi-annual divi
.? ad of 1 per cent, on $200.000. a
.. - inting to $12.000. Lydia mill's dlv
? ad will be 2 per cent, semi-annual
an $80.000, amounting to $2,400. and
that of the First National bank. 4 per
? ? i.t. semi-annual on $?0,000. amount
ing to $2.000. Bailey's bank being a
private concern declares that it closes
a prosperous year.
Tis section had less successful
crops than usual. Cotton is the chief
i ? ;p and it was short. The good pric
es, made up only in part for this short
age and the rise came too late for
some farmers. At the public ware
house this season 4,410 bales were
weighed and the prices given averaged
12 1-2 in September, 12 I t in October,
t;. 1-4 in November, and .at an esti
ti ate, 14 In December. The highest
p ice paid was 151-8, the lowest 12.
A- Davidson's platform 1,125 bales
were weighed; the prices ranged from
to 15, the average for the season be
ing 14 1-4. (lood prices have been ob
tained for cotton seed all fall.
The graded school is full to over
flowing and an issue of $ 12.000 in
bonds bus beer, voted to add to it
There is some talk of an agitation to
r- consider the whole matter and build
a new sfdiool house outright. Both
mill villages have good schools.
The Presbyterian college is reported
.?? be in excellent condition and the
idont body is highly thought of by
? '? town people.
The Thornwell orphanage is in good
i.hape. A new cottage, the Hollings
\ il'th cottage, is about completed and
II be occupied by the farm director,
M' ? Wilson, and his family and 14 boys.
rho Rev. J. B. Branch has accepted
a DOSltiOIl as assistant to Dr. Jacobs,
ami he ami his wife have taken up
Idence in a new cottage on the cam
in the Improvement.of this town by
public buildings the new union sta
tlon, which was completed about a
year ago. and the Baptist church,
which will be completed, w ithin a cou
ple of weeks, are conspicuous. The
livlc league has prepared a grass plot
in the public square for the Confed
erate monument and it is hoped that
the monument will be put in place
in a year of two at most.
Several streets have been broadened,
extended, or straightened, to the great
improvement of their looks and conve
nience. Two new strectn are under
contemplation?one on extension of
Centennial St.. to Lydia, the other a
new street a mile In length back of
tic graded school and extending out
past the rear of Dr. W. A. Shands
me! Mr. R. L. Bailey's property. There
|H some objections to this RCjiem be
COMBO it will Injure the school prop
erty cutting into the play ground which
Is already tio small. But it is ex
pected that it will go through.
Tha Chief addition to the town in
the pr\st year has been the now Baptist
church on the corner of Broad and
Centennial streets. It Is ideally situ
ated and is a beautiful, artistic struc
ture. The lines of the building are
good, and the arrangement entirely
Satisfactory, It will he completed ami
furnished within tie1 nexl two or three
weeks. The cost will probably reach
$i:i.eiHi or more. Exact flgires are
not yet obtainable.
In addition to all these good tilings
it is pleasant to add that no serious
misfortunes have visited the town in
the way id' business reverses, loss, s
by lire or storm, sweeping epidemics,
and ?Uber things which frequently hurt
a tow n's prosperity. Three small tires
OCCUred am! in one the life of an aged
colored into.1 w.u? |o?t Diphtheria ap
peared but Was soon checked. One
little child died ol it.
KN CM Kit A TO RS' TUST KA ^Y.
C< usus Director Durand Sets Febru
nrj 5th. as the Date.
Washington. t>. C. December '-'7.
ISIO'J -Any person of good Judgement,
who has received an ordinary common
school education, can readily and easi
ly pass the t<>st to be given applicants
for Census enumerator' places on Sat
urday Eeb. 5th. the date dually set by
C. s. Census Director Durand, accord
ing to an announcement from the Cen
sus Bureau today. This will be a com
forting assurance to the several hun
dred thousand who are believed to he
contemplating application for the, i
It was emphatically stated at the'
bureau that the test will he an eilli- J
neatly reasonable and practical one.
similar to that applied to applicants
at the Twelfth Census. It will con
sist of (llling-oul a sample schedule
of population from a description, in
narrative form, of typical families;
and. in the case of enumerators whose
work will be in the rural districts,
they will be called upon to till out an
additional sample schedule of agricul
ture, from information furnished by
the Census Bureau.
ah persons, whether women or men.
who may desire to become Census
enumerators must be citizens of the
I'nlted States; residents of the sup
ervisor's district for which they wish
to be appointed; must be not less than
IS nor more than 7a years of age.
must he physically able to do the
work; must be trustworthy, honest
and of good habits: must have at
least an ordinary education and must
be able to write plainly and with rea
Those who can COtnpi) witlt these
requirments are invited to put in their
applications, as there will be at least
68.000 enumerators' places to be filled
by the middle of March in preparation
for the enumeration beginning April
Application forms, witlt full instruc
tions for filling-ln, and complete in
formation concerning the test and
the method of appointment, can be
secured by writing to the supervisor
of census for the supervisor's district
in which the aplicant lives. All ap
plications, properly filled-ln must be
tiled with the supervisors not later
than Januaray 25th as any received
after that date cannot be considered.
MERRY WIDOW is a rich man's to
bacco, but you get it at a poor man's
price from M, H. Fowler.
Bali' Minghani to Lecture.
Cray Court. Jan :?rd.?The second
number of the Lyceum course given at
the Gray Court-Owlng's school build
ing will be on Jan. llth. (Tuesday ev
Ralph Ringham n distinguished hu
morist and wit. representing the Al
kalies! Lyceum Co. of Atlanta. Ott., will
give the attraction. Don't miss hear
ing Mr. Ringham; if you do. you will
miss a treat. Admission '_'"> cents.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung troubles, quickly relieves and
cures painful breathing and a danger
ously sounding cough which indicates
congested lungs. Sold by Laurens
Preaching at l.eesillle.
R"' D. R. Rnnf will preach at Lees
ville Methodist church on next Sunday
morning at II o'clock. The members
of the church are requested to note
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is not
a common, everyday cough mixture.
It Is a meritorious remedy for all the
troublesome and dangerous complica
tions resulting from cold in the head,
throat, chest or lungs. Sold by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Rill to Lengthen Term.
Senator John H. Wharton of Lau
rens county will Introduce a bill at
the approaching session of the legis
lature making the term of office for
tie' superintendent of education of
Laurens county four years instead of
ifavo you a weak throat? If so, > >u
cannot tie too careful. You cannot be?
gin treatment too early. Each ? ?! I
makes you more liable to another id
the last is always the harder to cure.
If you will take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy at the outset you will be pav
*t'd much trouble. Sold by Laurena
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Remember: Tonight the curtain ris
es promptly at 1A'< o'clock, and those
who come late will have to remain i
Standing at the rear until the end of
the first net.
Mr. ami Mrs. .lohn R. ("lardy of At
lanta, spent the holidays in I.aureus
with Mr. Clardy's mother, Mrs. .lohn
Mr. Reuben ('lardy has returned to
Mullins ?fter a week's visit to his old
Mr. I.. S. Cooper of Ware Shoals,
route one, was in the city Saturday
Mr. Cooper has recently moved from
Waterloo to his present home.
Mr. i). D. Peden and family after a
residence of a year in the city have
returned to Cray Court, their former
Dr. Edgar Taylor was in the city
New Vcti' y from Reuuo,
Cap:. I 0 Meredith. Jr., of the
Southern i?y. Co. was a visitor to the
city Christmas week.
Mr. .i. E, Johnson and family of
(irny Court spent Saturday in the city
with c . family of Sir, C. W. MoCrnvy.
Mr. '1 a<aja< M. Si.aw was in iho ell)
Saturd ly fro:: ( old I'himi.
Mr. lister .V -dlot '.< ; ray Court,
visited relatives in I.aureus Friday
Renn ;,er: Those who * have bought
tickets for "Parsifal" must call for
them by ?1 o'clock this afternoon, else
they wi:i he sold again.
Mr. C. M. Burgess, bookeeper and
stenographer at the Laurens cotton
mill ofllce, visited in Spurtauburg and
c.affto y during the holidays.
Mrs. I.. ('. Qoocll and Children re
turned Saturday from a visit to rela
tives in Spartanburg.
Mr. (1. II. Bolt, for several years
manager of Mr. .1. D. Walts' farming
operations near tin- city, has moved
out lo his newly acquired home, near
the Shell place.
Miss CraCO Wilson ot Simpson ville
was the guest of the Misses Burnett
the past week.
Mrs. R. w. Tribble and children
have returned from their holiday visit
Misses Ella Peterson of Grover, X.
C. and Lily Peterson of Saint Charles
spent the holidays with home folks
.Miss ( hue Barnett h:is returned to
Wlllinmsburg, Ya.. alter spending
Christinas week at home.
Dr. Knox Simpson returned yester
day to Rochester, Minn.
Mr. ('. A. Power and family spent
the holiday season with friends and
relatives at Owings and Green ville.
Miss Ethel McDaniel who has been
spending the holidays at home has re
turned to her school near Cross Hill.
Mis. M. M. Shepherd of Concord. N.
C. after a visit to her sister. Mrs. H.
Terry has returned to her home.
"Parsifal" is to he the greatest show
that has been in Laurens in many a
day: don't miss it. In fact, it is al
together unlikely that such another
good one is coming any time soon.
Misses Willie and Roberta Dorr oh
returned yesterday to Winthrop col
lege after spending the holidays with
their parents Mr. and Mrs. \V. T. Dor
Mr. R. Fleming Jones attended the
Shrlners' meeting in Charlotte last
Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. F. R. Roland, formerly of the
Waterloo country, hut now of Ware
Shoals, route one. was in the city
Monday. Mr Boland has bought a
part of the old John Chtrdy place near
Mr. W. J. Bailey of Clinton was a
mong the visitors in the city Monday
Senator John IL Wharton ami Mr.
W. C, Wharton of Waterloo were in
Laurens on Monday.
Mr. M. L. Co pel a ltd lost his line
saddle horse Sunday afternoon, the
animal dying with colic. Mr. i ope
land recently purchased this horse
from Mr. W. 'Carl Wharton of Water
Mr. W. P. Harris of Youngs was in
Laurens on Monday
Mr. A. A. Gnrltngton 01 Barksdale
was among those in the city on sales
Mr. H. Burton of the county was
a \isitor in Laurens on Saturday,
Mr. WllJInnt M. Irl?' was in the city
on Monday, and was heartily greeted
by his many friends: he is rapidly
recovering from the wound in his hea l
inflicted by Parrotl Mllum on Novem
Lieutenant Governor Thus. (1. Mc
Leod of Bishopville was in the city on
Monday, making bids on the Cross
llili Oil mill property, in behalf of
Mr. T. II. Burts of the county was
a business visitor here on Monday,
Mr, Geo. A. Browning of Goldvlllo
was in the city on salesday
Mr, R /. Wright of Clinton was in
the city on Monday of this week.
Mr. P. P. Tumblin of the Gray
Court country was among the visitors
In Laurens on Monday.
\D MINISTRATION KALK.
Notice is hereby given that L in
obedience to an order passed by his
Honor. (). (! Thompson. probate
judge for Laurens county, South Car
olina, in the above stated case, on
Dec. 28th, 1009, will sell (be personal
property belonging to the estate of
Jesse V. Fuller, deceased, at the lnte
residence of said deceased in Laurens
County, at. eleven o'clock, a. m., on
Monday, the ioth day of January, 1010.
to the highest bidder for Cash, said
personal property consisting of house
hold goods, three mules, one horse,
several cows, fine wagon and a lot of
fanning Implements, etc. etc.
DEATH OF Mit W. t, SHOCK LEY.
Former Ituilwuj Engineer and Aged
Citizen oi' the County.
Mr. Will in m ].. Shock ley. aged 72.
died ai his home five miles east of the
pity, Sunday, Dee. 2Gth After an ill
ness of several weeks. The funeral
service, conducted i>> the Masons,
was in '.il Monday afternoon at Kooky
Prior to the civil Was. Mr. Shockley
ha 1 entered the railroad service with
tin> Columbia. Newberry & Laurens
rond. and during the clonfllel and for
several years after 11 .*? surrender he
was employed as engineer. After ins
retirement he engaged in farming. IT?*
was twice married, his first wife bo
lltg :i Miss Rowland nild his second,
a Miss Tlnsley who survives the de
'ceased, Among his surviving child
ren are Misses Frant/. and Odessa
Shockley <>t the county and Mr. Gor
don Shockley of Norfolk, Va.
The deceased was a member of
Rocky Springs Presbyterian church
aiul for many years a member and
oillcer of Palmetto lodge No. 1?. A. E.
Deafness ( a tin id he Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is 1>: constitutional rein
edles. Deafness is caused by an In
llumed condition of the muscous lining
of >ii? ICustnchlnu Tube. When this
tube is inflamed yon have a rumbling
sound or imperfect bearing, and when
i it is entirely closed, deafness is the
result, and unless the inflammation
can be taken out and this tube restor-i
ed to its normal condition, hearing will i
be destroyed forever: nine cases out
of ten are caused by Catarrh, w hich is
nothing but an inflamed condition of
the mucous surfaces.
We w ill give one hundred dollars for .
any case of deafness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for Circulars
free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,.
Sold by druggists, ?.?e.
Take Hall s Family Pills lor const!
( II HIS HI AS POINt.s AI PA IHN. j
Man; People Have Turkey Dinners
ami Several Visitors.
Pabun, Jan. !lrd. As usual the
Christinas holidays were spent very
quietly in this community. The wea
ther being so unfavorable kepi most
people from having n gay time: but
as it was the most people spent
Christmas, and had turkey dinners at
their own homes and enjoyed them
selves very much.
Messrs Laurens and Claude Mahon
were visiting in Woodruff the first few
days of Christinas.
Mi.-,s Margie Holder of the Green
Pond community spent several days
with Miss Edna Owens during the hol
Misses Vivian Owens and Cloytle
Hahb were the guests of Misses Mae
and All to Babb Tuesday.
Miss Clarentine Abercrombie ac
companied by her friend. Miss Jennie I
Pelle Watkins. spent Friday with Mrs.)
Mrs. Rebecca Owens, and Miss Kdna
Owens spent Thursday at the home of
Mr. John Hellams.
Rev. E, C. Watson had a good con
gregation Sunday morning at Rabun.
Mr. Paul Willis and family spent
Sunday with Mr. W. P. Baldwin.
At the home of Messrs William and
Samuel Wasson's near Friendship an
old fashioned turkey dinner was niv
en to Mr. and Mrs, Claude Wasson.
having a few of their intimate friends
and relatives to dine with them: as
usual a grand dinner was served
Those present were: .Messrs Robert.
Luther, and Kllgene Wasson. Mrs Re
becca Owens ami daughter Miss Kdna.
and Misses Mae and Allle Kabb.
Mr. .Tames Cheek and family spent
several days last week Visiting .Messrs.
: Walter and Ludle Baldwin.
Mr. T. Houston Kabb after spending
the holidays with his parents returned
to Fur man Saturday,
Miss Kala Stone of Mernn spent Prl
1 day night and Saturday with her sis
' ter, Mrs. Robert Hellnms.
I Mr. Editor and Advertiser, wo wish
you a happy New Vear.
Making Life safer.
Everywhere life is being made more
safe through the work of Dr. King's
N'? \v Lifo Pllht in constipation, bilious
ness, dyspepsia. Indigestion, liver trou
bles, Kidney diseases ami Kowel dis
orders. They're easy, but sure, and
perfectly build up the health 2i>C at
Laurens Drug Co, & Palmetto Drug Co.
WA ITS MILLS WOODMEN'.
Officers Arc Fleeted For Knsillng Vear.
Camp in Good Condition.
Fairview camp, number \22. Wood
men of the World elected officers for
the coming year as follows: J. Hamp
Ptlckott, C ; C. E, T. Sims. a. L.i J.
Daniel Barrett, B.; R. R Walker.
n'yslClan: R. H. Donaldson.C; J. A.
"in- n. S.: John Wise. W.; A. H Al
len, c : f M. Tldewell, J. n. Madden
? ?"? w. C. Taylor, managers.
'peaking of the camp. Mr. Don
II, the clerk said "Our camp in
it prosperous condition and we
ha timber : ? hew and logs to roll
OVory Friday night We have pood
meetings and a large number or chop
pers present nlwnys, a cordial wel
come i:-- extended to aii visiting Wood
Notlvo Annual Mooting.
The annual meeting of tii>> County
Board of Commissioners of Lnurons
county win be imiti at the supervisor's
ollice on Thursday the Gth day of Jan
All persons holding claims against ,
tin* county will 111o them with tho
county clerk on or before the 1st day
of January as roqtired by law,
20?4t County Clerk.
Longfellow, Tennyson and
We 1 hank you for your
patronage during the year
1909, and solicit a share of
your business for the year
All toys and goods left
from Christmas marked,
Dr. B. F. Posey
I.aureus. South Carolina
I The McCord
will copy any Photo, en
large any picture and
make High Grade Pho
tographs for you at the
very lowest prices. No 8
photographer can do (
more nor offer any
more special inducement
has always done.
\\ The McCord
"Best Pictures, Lowest
Come to see us.
Executors. Administrators. Guard
lans and Trustees are reminded thai
the iim<- for making their annual re
turns will commence on the 1st day
of January next.
Dec. "??>. ivit!.- ot J. IV l. 0.
! 2;> acre lot on Kast Main Street
with two dwellings and other
17 acres near Ora; high state
?).| acres near t >ra; necessary
Slorc lionsc and 1<4 at Mount*
ville, cheap fortptick sale 01 rent.
We have a number of other
farms and town property for sale
cheap. Call ami see us if yon
need anything in land or have
any for sale.
ITodd Building Laurens, s. c.
j Red May and
Rice Heal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laurens, S. C.
i i i
tfK.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Slop That Cough.
Anticipating advance prices on all spring fabrics
WC purchased months ago many lines that could not
possibly be duplicated, at the figures, had the purchase
The goods consis in part of Sheeting and Waist
Linens. Handsome weaves in White Waisting and the
best grade of Shirting, Percales and man) other fabrics
adapted for spring wear,
V/. 0. Wilson & Co.