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"Bring a Nail" Services at
Baptist Church.
Revival Services ut First Baptist
'Church Attracting Fine Congrega
tions. The Special Sunday Afternoon
Talk will Im? ler the Men- Subject:
Short Beds und Narrow Covers.
"Bring a nail, bring a nail." That
is what the. boys and girls are telling
their friends, chums, play-mates and
relatives, and they are all going to
be there at ten o'clock Saturday morn
ing. Whore? At the First Baptist
?church. Why.? To see what Evange
lists Walker and Woleslagel are going
to do with those nails. In every city
where this special nail service is held
the young people flock to the meeting
in large crowds. Over a thousand per-]
sons were packed Into the church In 1
QreeUWOOd for this service held by
the evangelists several weeks ago, and
if everybody goes who has said they
were going here on Saturday the ca
pacity of the main auditorium and
Sunday School room will be taxed.
Mr. Walker has emphatically an
nounced that all who attend must
bring some kind of a nail. He said he
didn't care II It were big, little, round.
Hat, smooth, square, or a rusty one.
The grown folks are also invited to be
present at this special meeting but the
young people will have the right of
way . The age limit ns set by the
evangelist is for all between four and
ninety-six ywars.
Mr. Woleslagel will lead In the sing
ing of new and beautiful choruses. The
boys are asked to bring their whistlers,
and everybody "bring a nail."
Special Sermons.
"Short Pcfls and Narrow Covers," Is
the unique subject that Evangelist W.
\j. Walker will use for his lecture
sermon Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock In the Baptist church. This
address to men has been delivered in
every city throughout the South which
tlio evangelists have visited during the
past few years. The speaker in his
oermon deals with many questions that
?so dally in business, social, and re
Tfglous life.
Mr. Walker will have something to
say to the members of the Lnurens
lodges, and a special invitation is ex
tended to them to attend. "If a man
Is a good Mason, or a member of an
other lodge of the same high standing,
is he, therefore a good Christian?' is
the question which is often asked. The
speaker will ha^ve something to say
on this and on many other questions
of Importance being discussed today.
A special feature of the meeting and
the other services held during the pro
mess of the revival will be the music
in charge of the leader,* E. L, Woles
lagel. t
An earnest and cordial invitation is
extended to every man in Lnurens to
be present at this mass meeting to be
held In the First Baptist church, I
l>. m. Sunday.
Manager Lavender Has Fine Series of
Motion Pictures for 'Mils Week.
Everybody goes to tho motion pic
ture show these days and mighty few
come away without feeling that thoy
have received about two dollars worth
if amusement for toft cents. Manager
'.avender Is continuing to give excel
nt pictures and this week he has an
a especially fine series of funny pictures.
Phey are not all funny however as he
ilso has a Bathe Weekly, current
? \ents, and several other good ones.
For Wednesday he has scheduled
Tommy's Own Invention" and "The
Dancing Swine". The Pathe Weekly
be shown Thursday.
Prize Winning t abbage.
The Advertiser force was present
ly ed yesterday with a champion all
I iihage-and-a-yard-wlde cabbage that
undoubtedly the biggest and hcavl
i that has been shown hereabouts
for 8 long time: In fact ever shown
tore. It weighs ll'i pounds and
..as raised by Mrs. T. P. Poole of
Tylersvllle. She has had wonderful
A ...ccess in raising this particular
irloty and Is selling the plants.
Ureonwotnd Paper Claims a Little Too
Much Again In Stating that Lnurens
Works Would be Moved Across the
It was stated in the Greenwood
Dally Journal of Monday that tho Lau
rens Glass Works would he moved to
Greenwood! l.Such a move of course
has never been in the least contemp
lated by the company und they arc at
a complete loss to understand^ the ru
mor. Mr. Clarence It. Bethell, former
manager of the Lanrens Glass Works,
stated this morning that the rumor
originated from some ones strong Im-J
agination and from the fact that he hast
been In communication with several
Greenwood business men relative to
organizing a glass company In Green
As a matter of fact the prospects of
the glass works here have never look
ed brighter, there being at prsent or
ders on hand tu be filled that will
keep the company busy for many wee"ks
to come. The officials state that they
are even over-crowded with orders
and have more than they can handle.
To give a sliglrt idea of what happens
over (here only las; Saturday an In
quiry was Bcrfl in concerning an order
for twenty carloads, And that's just
one order; and you can take it Irom
anybody?one carload Is some several
President Comer Announces FniMii !.*>()
to '-'Ou Delegates Will Attend State
Convention July 21-4.
Chester, June 10.?B. W. Corner of
Hock Hill, president of the South
Carolina Rural Letter Carriers' asso
ciation, announces that the State con
ven to be held here July :>-?? will
he attended by from 150 to 2rt0 dele
gates and visitors. He is busily en
gaged on the programme. However,
several things are thus far certain
that will be of interest to the car
riers throughout the state. A ban
quet will be given by the Chester
County Rural Letter Cnrrlers' asso
ciation to'the State association and it
> will be projected on an elaborate
scale. The following speakers will be
here: Congressman David IS. KM n ley
of the Fi.th district: P. H. Hyatt of
Columbia, president of the South Car
olina QooU Roads association, and
Gov, Blcn?e.
President .1. M. 'Pennant of the local
association has underway a big time
for the carriers and the Commercial
club and the whole city will unite in
making the (occasion one of the most
enjoyable ever held. In the Stale.- -
The State.
Local Talent Again Pleases Large Amd
Appreciative Audience.
The mlnstrtil given last Friday even
ing at the Opera House for trie benefit
of The Laurons County Hospital
proved to be a great success. H
v ould be wt'il-nigh impossible to
Single out any one feature that was
especially good for they were all es
pecially good. The music, both in
strumental and vocal, was in every
cast exceptionally well rendered and
judging from the enthusiasm created
in the audience certainly highly en
joyed. The ' i<i . local hits, dancing,
banana eating, 01 cetera were sources
of continual applause.
A handsome sum was realized from
the show. This sum will be used In
improving the rooms tit the hospital.
B. k L. Men To Meet.
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Ix?ngue of Building and Ix?an
associations has been called to meet
in Charleston June 19th. An Interest
ing meeting is anticipated. Among
those who will address the meeting is
Mr. C. H. Roper, of this city, who will
make a five minute talk upon "State
Taxation." It is thought that several
other B. & L. men from this city will
The Henry Lnurens chapter, Daugh
ters of tllO American Revolution will
hold their regular meeting next Fri
day the I 1th.. at 1.30 at the home of
Miss Beth Sliell. All of the members
are tuned to attend anil those who do
not expect to be present are asked to
notify the hostess as early as possible.
D. A. It. Meeting.
Jury Commissioners Drew Thirty Six
Men for June Term of Court of Gen
oral Sessions.
The June term of the court of gen
eral sessions will convene in the court
house Monday, June 17. Judge Frank
Bi Gary will preside.
The Jury commissioners met and
drew the following Jurors to aorvc tho
first week:
Clarence Fowler, Laurent.
Ij. g. Tribble, Laurens.
Jonah A. Smith, Waterloo.
B. G. Tnylor, Dials.
S. D. Edwards, Youngs.
S. P. Bolt, Sullivan.
Jas. I.. Bagwell, Sullivan.
J. N. M. Sullivan, Laurens.
R. AI. Brownlee, Laurens.
Hobt. O. Copeland, Hunter.
Egbert M. Kiddle, Youngs.
C. W. Stone. Hunter.
G. C. Anderson, Sullivan.
S. C. Brownlee. Youngs.
Jno. R. Curry, Dials.
W. L. Teague, Hunter.
B. B. Gossel I , Youngs.
Geo. W. Culbertson, Waterloo.
c. Y. Garrett, Youngs.
J. Y. Matthews. Cross Mill.
.1. F. Anderson, Waterloo.
S. B. Glenn, Youngs.
J. N. Mtlam, Huntor.
J. L. Boyd. Hunter.
.1. I. Adair. Htinter.
E. W. Ferguson. Hunter.
OUn S. Hill, Cross Hill.
11. E. Gray. Laurens.
J. N. Owings. Dials.
W. S. Adalr, Dials.
T. A. Senn, Laurens.
dt'j. Madden, Cross Hill.
C. D. Kellett, Dials.
S. L. Owings. Dials.
J. G. Young. Hunter.
J. B. Owings, Dials.
Well Knovin Citizen, of 1'nlon, Fa14ier
.Mrs. Brooks Swypert of this ?lt,.y.
Mr. S. M. Riot, 10. l\. of Cnion,
died at his home there last Monday
afternoon. Doeuuse of the fort that
there was three persons of the- same
name, S. M. Rice, in Union, he always
had the initials "E. V." meaning QBusI
Union, affixed to bis name.
lie was certainly esteemed in Uaiion.
The following In regard to him is from
the Union Tiling of las't week:
Mr. Rice was a merchant in this
city for about iventy-six yeats and
was liberal both with bis money, his
time and his energy in doing all that
ho could lor the material and moral
uplift of Union being especially in
terested in temperance and Surfdny
school work and having served for a
long period as president of the county
Sunday School Association as well as
being faithful superintendent of Grnoe
Methodist Sunday School, of Which
church he was ti steward for many
It was at Waterloo in Laurens coun
ty ubout fifty years ago that Mr. RJoi
was born, his father being the late
Col. Win. G. Rice. In 1876 Mr. Rice
held a position with 'Rice & Coleman,
the railroad contractors who graded
the road between AKhvllle and Spar
tanburg. coming to this city in the
early su's and takmn a position as
salesman with the late t)r. it. P. Bawls
whose business he pucbased when Dr.
Bawls moved to Ashville. There be
ing three people by the name of S. M.
Rice in Union and this Mr. Rice do
ing business in East Union, the let
tors E. I', were placed after bis name.
About twenty-four years ago, Mr,
Rice and Miss Evelina Sairatt were
' married and 01 this union a large
family have been born, those surviv
ing beim; Mrs. Beverly C. Lewis, Jr.
of Richmond, Va.. R. Coleman Rice, a
student of Wofford College, Oliver,
Win. Anthony, Sidney (Tough und Ag
nes. Tho eldest son, Paul Sarratt
Rice, died about thirteen years ago.
Besides being an active member of
the Methodist church, which he Joined
in early childhood. Mr. Rico was a
member if the Woodmen of the World
and a Mason and his Influence for good
Is felt In all walks of life for he was
one that could be depended upon at
all times to be on the side of that
which Is right. He will he greatly
missed by the county at large.
Among those who survive him In
I addition to his wife and children al
ready named are his brothers. Mr. C.
H. Rice, of Sedalia. Mr W. G. RlCC,
Of Corouaoa. Rev. A. Q. Rice, of PotUI
tain Inn, Mrs. Brooks Swypert of Lau
rens, Mrs. R. L. Swypert. of CoronnCO
and Mrs. R, S Nichols Of Spartan
I burg.
Mr. Larry Cunningham of Clinton Has
Narrow Escape From More Serious
Saturday afternoon, Mr. Larry Cun
ningham, formerly of this place hut
now residing in Clinton, hud the mis
fortune <o fall beneath the trucks of a
C, N. A. L. passenger, smashing his
foot and narrowly escaping more se
rious injury. The accident occurred
at the Laurents Mill station, where Mr.
Cunuingham attempted to alight from
the train coming In from Clinton. Ho
was attended Immediately by Dr.
Schayer, who carired him to the coun
ty hospital for operation. The front
port of the foot was sunputated at once.
Mr. Cunningham i? doing exceedingly
To Cose N?iar Heer Stand.
At the session of city council held
Tuesday evening of last week, it was
?decided to have ?closed the near beer
saloon, which 1ms been operating in
j this city for some weeks. The place
is to cease operations June 15th. At
a former meeting of the council the
place was ordered closed by April
20th, bill for some reason it has re
mained open, it is understood that sev
eral applications Were presented at tho
last meeting for licenses to sell the
same fluid.
Nice Sum Dualized From -Minstrels.
?Other Notes of Interest.
The minstrel hist Friday was a great
BUCCCBS, the hospital receiving as its
share a little over $58.00. This moneyi
will be used for the purpose of plac
ing a water and sewerage system in
the Irby home, which will be used lat
er as a permanent hospital.
Dr. Know iron, the well-known Co
lumbia surgeon will come to LauretiS
today for tht? purpose of performing
j two operations at the hospital.
The Cnlon Meeting of the First Di
vision of the Laurens Association will
meet with tho Warrior Creek Baptist
church .Inno LMt and 30, 1912.
.... Program.
Saturday, June 1012.
9:45 a. m.?Devotional exercises con
ducted hy J. It. Martin.
10:00 a. m.?"Enrollment of delegates
and reports from the Churches.
10:30 a. in. -is our Union accomplish
ing the good thai it should? T. D.
Kiddle, it. A. Hellams.
11:00 a. m.?Is the Saturday meetings
in the country churches a help or
a hindrance? J. it. Martain, 0. T.
Cook, 10. K. Clulnn, W. S. Powers.
It::i0 a. m.?Regeneration. Rev. J. M.
2:00 ]t. m.?The Importance of the
churches co-operating in forming
fields and locating pastors, J. T.
Powers. T. J. Hughes, .T. A. Marler,
Oscar LanforQ.
! 2:30 p. m.?The opportunity of the
Woman's Missionary Cnlon in the
churches, Rev. L. s. Shoaly, w. II.
Orummond, W. .1 Hunts, Clyde Qod
j frey.
5:00 p. m. The olfl and the new work
j of the deacons in the development
of the churches. Rev. ,T. 3. Payseur.
S. M. Collier,
i :!-.:t0 p. m. Miscellaneous.
Sunday. June 30, 1012.
!):1Ti a. m.- Devotional services eon
ducted by T. B. Riddle.
| :?:30 a. m. -Should not.the present
trend of evil cause 08 to be more
zealous for the salvation of lost
i souls? Rev. L. s. Shoaly, J. J. Rid
dle, '$. B. Cook.
10:00 a. hi. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Misionary sermon, Rev.
J, 3, Payaeur or Rev. L. s. Shcaly.
T. 3. Hughes,
0. T. Cook.
J. J. Hiddle,
J. M. Trogdon.
Itev. C. F. Kankln Will Hold Services
There Next Saturday and Sunday.
Next Saturday t.he 15th, RoV. C.
F. Rnnkln of the First Presbyterian
church will hold services at Old Field
' church and he will also preach for this
church Sunday afternoon. The ser
vice on Saturday will be preparatory
Horvlccit and win commence at 3:30.
On Sunday afternoon beginning nt
| ::.:'(> he vvl11 hold communion services.
Corner Lot and store Room Occupied
by H. Terry SoULto Hank of Laurens
The pood work continues and the
nip Boom of Prosperity is aeard again!
This time the honour of shoving Lnu
rens another round up the ladder goes
to the Hank of Laurens. This hust
ling financial institution has purchas
ed #the corner lot and store-room now
occupied by H. Terry and will com
mence to erect at an early date a
handsome and modern buildinp. The
property was formerly owned by Dr.
\V. H. Dial and is one of the best lo
cations in the city; an ideal location
for a bank and for second story offices.
As the deal was only consumated
Monday evening, no plans of a definite
nature in regard to the building have
been formed, though it was stated by
the bank officials that the building
would be entirely new and the lower
floor divided Into probably three sec
tions. The front, opening on both
sides will be occupied by the bank,
and In the rear of this two small store
rooms will be built facing the new
postOffice. The second story will In
divided Into offices. Work on the new
building will commence about the
llrst of September.
The price paid was probably a rec
ord one for l.aurens. the lot bringing
1 around $500.00 per front foot.
Cotton Acreage Reduced.
That the most conservative figures
? for the II principal cotton growing
States show a total reduction of (1,
071,750 acres was the statement con
tained in a report Wednesday by IS. J.
Watson, commissioner of agriculture
of South Carolina and president of
the Southern Cotton congress on the
results obtained under the "Rock Hill
plan" for reduction of cotton acre
age, Which was inaugurated by John
I 0, Anderson of Hock Hill. The report
which wiis addressed to the members
of the cotton congress. places the
acreage reduction at about 16 per
cent. According to the report re
ceived Commissioner Watson -esti
mates that the crop this year will be
about 2,500,000 bales less than 11)11.
Harris Springs Mill be Open (o Peo
ple of Count? Free on Sllltdaj Morn
The Advertiser has received the fol
lowing letter from Mr. c. h, Fellns,
the manager of Haitis Springs, Invlt
j Ing the people of this county to en
joy the excellent water at the springs
free on Sunday morning. The offer is
one thai will he highly appreciated
by the people of the county and shows
that the management feels a keen in
terest in the people in the territory
surrounding the springs. The on
nouncmcnt occurs in another place in
this issue of the Advertiser. The let
ter follows:
Harris Springs, S. ('.,
Juno 7. 1912.
The Laurens Advortlser,
Lnurens, s. C.
It Is our desire to give Harris Lithln
water to residents of the county be
tween the hours of nine and twelve
o'clock on Sundays. There are many
! who do not feel thai they can afford to
pay for it and others whom we de
sire to have it without Cost. Please
Insert the enclosed riunouuccmenl In
your issue until otherwise advised.
We. especially desire (he poor
and sick to accept this offer.
Thanking you in advance, we are
with kindest regards.
Yours very truly.
Harris Lithln Springs Co..
C. II. I'ettus.
Pi osldent,
Whole Push Ousted.
Columbia. June The supreme
court this afternoon In a decision by
Justice Watts and concurred in by the
entire court, ousted J. M. Howden and
A. H Klrby, S. S. Tiner and I). T.
(iossett, T. O. Fowler and W. C Har
rison, W. H Tanner and K. Hotter
from the ofllco of magistrate in Spar
tan burg county, declaring. "It is ad
judged thai each of the defendants
herein are guilty of usurping and in
truding into and are unlawfully hold
ing ami exercising the office of magis
trates in Spartanburg county and it
lstth.0 judgment oi this Count that
the defendants be excluded from the
office of magistrate ami that the plain
tiff recover costs against each of them.
News Letters From Many
Happenings of Interest to Man/ Peo
ple all over the County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
Uarksdalc, .June 10. -Mr. ami Mrs.
S. J. Dickson and children, Aimer and
Nancy Mae, have returned home after
a visit to Mrs. Dlekson's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. \V. A. Putnam.
Mr. It. I.. Simpson and family spent
last Saturday and Sunday in town.
Mr. 13. E. Putnam made a trip to
Greenville lasi week to attend tho
commencement of the South Carolina
Conservatory of Music.
Mrs. P. W. Devoiv and little SOU,
Harold, of Greenwood, are on a visit
to Mrs. M. C. Oxner.
Mrs. .lames Todd lias been very ill
Inn is recovering now quite rapidly.
Mis. .1. A. Owens spent last Satur
day in Gray Court with her daughter,
Mrs. Ford Abercronible.
Rabun, June 10. .Mrs. Rebecca Ow
ens and daughter Miss ISdnn visited
at the home Of Mr. and Mrs. Dcmpso
Holder in Grconpond section ono
night last week.
Rev. and Mrs. Mann of Del tot) spent
Saturday night with W. A. Rn|d\vln
and family.
Mr. Claude Mahon and brother Mr.
Will Mahon of Princeton were in Has
ley Saturday and Sunday visiting their
sisier Mrs. Archie Scan,
Miss Martha Wolff of Shllol) sec
tion, was the visitor of Miss Mario
i Mr. Murphle Mnhaffoy is at home to
I spend the summer vacation.
Mr. ('lay llabb of Fountain Inn.
spent Sunday with Iiis grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mahaffey.
Miss Jonovee Hnbb of Kden section
spent Sunday with Miss Edna Owens.
Miss Mae Unbll anil brOlhcr, Mr.
Houston, wire in I.aureus Thursday
on business.
Tyler.-villc, June II. 'flic farmer:;
of this section are busy harvesting Mh;
grain and getting ready for threshing.
Mrs. Mary Austin and Nephew, Mr.
I Roy ftnyd, of I.aureus, wore the guest
of Mr, and Mrs. T. P. Poole and fam
ily Sundti).
Miss Inez Myers spent Sunday with
.Misses Llla and Nannie Clark.
Misses Fannie Poole, Llla Clark,
Grat 0 Pool?- and Nannie Clark and Mr.
Furman Poole wer,- in Clinton Friday
llighl to hear the lecture by Mr. -lohn
I lixon.
Messt'?. Karle Tinsloy and Tom Kol
lor Of Cross Anchor, Visited Mr. and
Mis 'I'. P. Poole and family Sunday.
Messrs. .1. S. Cnilg and W. C. Win
I tors spent Sunday aft.Vrnoon with tins
former's mother "' Ora,
Messrs It I. Holland and Nil.
Clark v.? re in Clinton Sfiturday,
Mr. W c. Winter* left Mouda>
j Asheville, N. c . y In i e h< w ill :.|id
the Sh rlners A si ocliitioili
Mr. Steve Clark ami sister, Mr
I,ula Co?pof were in Lauren Sali
We arc sorry to report so matt; on
the sick list but trust they will be u;
again soon.
011 \ou family friend' did mi ? a
Cross Hill. Jttno 10. Mr. David
Whlloford who lives near town ? ..
fered a stroke of paralysis several
days ago. He is partially paralyzed
but is resting more comfortably tho
last few days, Mr. Whttcford i.
years old and has been Quito strong
find active lor a man of his age
Mr. Frank Simmons bar returned
from the hospital and is able to be OUt
Mr. P.. P. Watts killed a black Riiako
(conch whip), on his farm near Rain i -
river that measured eight feel from
tip to tip. He had it skinned and tho
skin tanned and has a belt covoi and
wat<h fob,made of it. It is unlqlli
Mi- Charlie Kirk, nee \li ; \nnattn
Wharton, of Florida, i-- with her ; nt
cuts, Mr. and Mrs. It. A. Wha'i' ' .
'Continued on Kdilorial Pa:

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