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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, May 18, 1921, Image 9

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(Abbeville 'Pre
The Southor4 Mllway announces
that beginning next Sunday two
trais will ,be operated over the main
line from .A-tbeville to Hodges each
afternoon connecting with the Colun
'bi, and Greenville ,branch of this road.
This will be good news to a good many
people, we think, and it Is in line with
the promise made sometime ago to
the IPress and Banner and to Mr.
Barnes of the Chanuber of Commerce,
these two institutions ibusying them
selves in the Interest of better sched
uiles in and out of Abbeville. For this
e nsideration, we feel sure the people,
of this city w1ll be duly grateful.
But with all our gladness over the
announcement, some of us will ,be
sorry that we will not -be allowed to
wait at -Hodges for an 'hour and a
half and that we .will :be denied .all
the joys and !privileges which go along
with such a wait at the meetingpoint
of the main line and the 'branch, 4be
cause something is always happening
In lodges. For instance, yesterday af
ternoon the up-train came .in on time.
Two po'or lawyers and one or two ric
-men changed for Abbeville, and they
waited. As they sat i the 'oach'of
the Syfan Special there were many
things to .be 'observed. . Over across
the railroad two or three stores were
open, ready for business. We watched
the doors, and we saw nothing going
out and nothing going in, except a bee.
While the proprietor of one of the
stores sat in a split ibottom chair,
leaned back against the counter and
took a nap, the 'bee got busy and went
in an(d helped himself to a -grain of
sugar. The Iproprietor didn't know it,
all he knew was that the main line
engine -backed up the Greenville end
of the branch line to turn around, and
he didn't know that long, becatuse he
only opened one eye to look at it, and
then closed it. It 'is a busy life they
lead at Hodges Depot. Of course it
was not always thus, because at one
time there was only one store in town
and nine barrooms, we ,believe it was.
The. town mas sniall then, and not
much attention was given to business.
And out-in the yard in front of the
station, the waiters saw two druni
mers. They w'erd talking-about
hot6ls, of course, and how "they feed."
That is about all drummers talk
about except when they are trying
(mind you, we said trying) to sell
goods. One -said that a country hotel
away off somewhere had 'more good
things than he had ever "et" at a hotel
before. The other told of a few 'bad
hotels lie had seen and heard of. le
claimed thjtt he was up in Vermont
many years ago and that he heard two
other drummers talking about poor
hotels, and in the conversation, one of
them was alleged to have said that
the "Glen-Ethel Inn, at Abbeville, S.
C., is the worst hotel in the United
States,I have been to all of them."
4loth agreedl that tile hotels are charg
lng a good deal just no0w when it is
considered just 'how "they feed," and
the price of "feed" and that not much
is "et" whlen a man is not working
hlardl. In fact they about fIgured it out
that the high freight rates and the high
hotel rates were cutting .down tile
travel 'just now.
While t-hey were talking Col. Court
ney Wilson, of tile Seaboard. was
growving impatient. He had gone out
to Hiodges to meet Mrs, Wilson and her
little brother. wvho were expected from
]revard. ie sat on the blenchl in front
of the station for a few minutes, then
walked out tn the tr'acks of the road,
looked up towards Greenville for a
little while, and then wvalked back. He
repeatedl this' several times saying
nothing oultwalrdly. JudgIng 'by his
looks a Seaboard man Iwho waits for'
a Southern train should be paid time
andl a half for the time he waita. 'But
not so with youn'g iWoodrow Wilson.
'ie played .about in the yardl andI
'turnedl rings for ,;laying mar'ble.A with
'lis feet, like tile 'boys did when lhe
1had( real marble shooters 'in this coun-.
try. lie planted his heel in the groundl
andl carefully stuck down lisa big toe
and turned a .perfect cir'cle marking
the place for the "middle man" and
for the other four. 'When lhe was not
dloing this, -ho was busy doing some
ihing else equally as interesting to
him, A wait at Holdges held( for,him11
'nothinig buit pleasuires and enjoyment,
Just then the bell rang for supper
at tihe hotel over across the line of
ss and -Banner)
the Greenville branch, and we knew
that the drummers would -be well
taken care of as we saw them go in
for a "snack" before taking the down
train, because the hotel is well kept
-by the good lady who is the proprie
'tor; but we should not be surprised
to hear that one of them is dissatisfied
at the way "she feeds," while the other
declares that -it is the "worst joint I
ever et at."
Then everything was quiet still in
.Hodges. But as you looked towards
Greenville you could see the smoke
rising here and there from the engine
of the locomotive n'which was soon to
come to 'Hodges on its way to Colum
bla. Here and there you could see it.
First it would come up in a great
cloud over -towards Ware Shoals, and
fthen you would not see the smoke
again for awhile, then after a time the
engine would send up another cloud
away towards the West, and from East
to West and from 'West to TMast the
train wound its way until It finally
stol;ped at Hodges. There the passen
-gers alighted for the main line to
Mrs. Wilson was glad to be on her
iway back to the fairest city In the
state. Woodrow smiled when he saw
the little brother coming too. They
came in the train, and sat side by side
in one of the seats. Neither said much
but constantly they looked at vach
other and- smiled and each understood
the other. Col. Wilson was busy all
the while telling Mrs. Vilson how hard
he had worked and how "reg'lar" he
had gotten ull in the mornings and
'gone to rest in the evenings while she
was away.
And there iwas another home com
Ing. Mrs. Horton, the good wife of
the editor of the Medium was on her
way from Williamston. She looked
yotmng and happy as if she had been
where the "water is good and the peo
j)le are good.' She (lid look like it, but
'we know that she was on her way
home to collect the money from the
Thursday's advertisements which ap
peared In "husiband's" paper yester
day. It is not enough, we fear from
our own experience, to pay for a bunl
Aler all Hodges is a fine place-for
ipeaches and grapes and bees.
Seven Persons Apparently Lost on
Barge Blown Away In Lake Su
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 15.-All
hope had been abandoned' tonight for
the captain, filve members of the crew
and a woman cook of the barge Miz
tee that broke from the steamer Zil
lah off White Fish Point, Lake Su
perior, during the storm Saturday
morning. Those missing are Capt. K.
Pederson of Buffalo, Florence Peder
son, cook; Mate Robert Cam pbell, of
Tonawanda, *N. Y., Seamen Eric John
son and Louis Florence of Ihay City,
Mich., Seaman John D~ecker of Titus
ville, 'IPa., and an unidentified seaman
who shipped from Port Huron.
The barge Pestigo that also 'broke
from the Zillah 'was pihked upl today
by the Zillah and brou'ght her~e. The
Pestigo lay to after .brealsing her tow.
The 'Pittsburgh Steamship com
puny's steamer Maulnolao, which
grounded on a sand bar at Cedar reef
last night, was refloated today after
300 tons of iron ore had -been removed.
Two Year' Old Boy Waniders Off lnto
Mouintaiuns andu is Lost. for Two Day),.
Winchester, Va., May 15.-The famn
Ily dlog rescued the two year 01(1 son
of George Getz, living noar' here, from
plerishing in the mountains whlere he
hlad wandered for two clays. A plarty
of modre t han '300 men hlad searched
thle mountainside (lay and night for the
tot and just as they were about to give
lti; the task the clog heard a w~all far
lp on the mountain and( raced aiway
throughl the brumsh.
WVhen tile men arrived thley found
thle clog -w'lh wagging tail standing
over~ the child. Trhe boy was three
miles from home, dlreneched to the skin
from heavy rains and Was almost fam..
"Thae Virgin of Stambloul,"____
P toms1 of the Trk and the Arab, fromn silo saw as she knelt there, heor eyesthnheiaevradbfraig
"The Virgin 6f tliol a--- master-oh vr a bfre avn
"The -Virgin *6f Stamlboul," a miaster*- thle mnosque ati Constantinople to the lifted to Allah, will make tile blood of beenr written especially for- h~r by 141.
feature p~rodluced ;by Universal-Jeivei, great Arabian (desert. It lays opent the the bravest tian. boil, allo is thle boginl- l.. Van Loan. Wheeler Olakmlanl as thle
with Prisollp 'Dean as the star and heart of Stamboul with Its 111th and ing of a fusialand of tense situations
directed by 'ro4 Browning, is the an- wretchedness, Its sin end iniquity. It folo inug each other, nwiit machinfe Ncalace oer) the l k , orE. A.rp
nouncement for next Tuesday at the leads through the (101 of the sacred gun-like rapidity.
Princess Theatre, which has aroused temple, through the forbidden portals 'WVh'oie strets ad sectios of Stan,.. ron vi Yusef Bey, Edward Burs as
such unusual Interest among the thea- of the haremi, through the vast stretch- boul, "the wickedleat city Ill thle Estthe young American tourist, Nigel (10
tregoers of this state. es of the arid aste. have been reproduced for this produ- l ier as te Arbian chief, Eugen ie
"The Virgin of Stamboul" is herald- It shows what happeped when a tion, and many weeks were spet oil o as
ed as one of the'important Iphioto-pro- beautiful beggar girl, Sari, turned hei the desert for certain scenes in this
ductions of the year, presented in a footsteps towardii tie mosque, tere to i4hltodrama. tie favorite of tie harem aul thols
big :way. It unfolds tile life of the lift her voice I sup liation to a God The role of Sari s el whii gives Of othets coitrihte to the ste
mysterious ast and reveals the eis- le had never knon before. What Priscilla Dean greater o eportunty cess of this aester-faeature,
Special _O afferin s
Minter Company's
Cash Department Store
To save you money is the aim of this store. Not by
sacrificing quality toolow prices, but by furnishing you
with deperdable merchandise at prices you can afford
to pay. "The cheapest is not always the best"nthe
best at- the lowest possible price ris what you are looking
for. Let us show you.
Bargain Table of Low Shoes Silk Hosiery
Bswoken lot of Low ShoeS, 'lacks and tans, valupes pl swhnial in eeko e rix Sill 1 - riaits he.$1.00 ali $1.45
Ito $6.00, atI. .... .... ......... *......... .... ..$1.99 Childri'i'N SockIs...............25an50
Brokeea lot ou Iatie.sI Low Shoes, wlite canvisl, alius un h idrern't Silk Sockes c this ..rd as th.' m r and 75c
ill) to *4.00. mst .... .... ..hd th favor....t .o99C ath ae $1.49
Childien's White Cavs, at ....u....p............ 99 Reduction in oSpring Coat Suits and Coats
$45.00 Coat Sllits rediled to |....................$2998
Children's Socks -$3000 anld :f35.0() Coat 'Sulits rediuced to $24.98
Special 2Or and f3f ealires, gt s. . 10 $25.00 ('orit nSiiitg seltCvd to........s............$19.98
Silk Shirts for Young Men Silk Gloves
Ci'epe-de.Chline Silk Shir~t..... .... .... ..... .... .$7.50 1 8.ithl ;Silk 'U loves, iii white. gray and blac'k, paili'. . .$2.00
Silk P'ongee shirt's.... .... ........ .... ........ $5.00' Dresses and Skirts
Straw Hats 0110 lot of silk lDresses inl Tlaflevta, special .... .... ...$1998
.. C aiphent ol Plaid and olred Skitek ar'ived this
'PlTe new oltx are here io the season's best tyles, $3.00, Weim an ofl Sale at Special pries. N
$5.00 atndl.... .... .... ................ .... ....$6.00 Navy Pleated Skirts, siteeial .... .... .... .... ......$8.50
New Caps for- Men and B~oys .... .... $1.00, $1.50 allidt $2.00 Plaid *Skirts ......... ....$650, $7.50, $8.50 4o12.00
.1, 0111wI. o. y--.. . . . ..
sacifi n qu liy t~ w p ic special Diply fuCr edish igeyo
wihd periale erchandise a(wt ptrsie0iciesyo ofcnlii taffor
3biehsh at e wt in ppoyssible..........14 p r yr.s..what...you..are..looking..
:hiiken lot it Lo Silk eblasad IiS tairinig, valuesa up .14
:;iito $6.k00 i n, at... y.. '......... .... .... ...8 2iniggd 7nl ~i~ igaa'
up toii 4.00.tat ---.ee .... ya... ...........and $1.49t W~ e oi
C6hildren's WhilkCavs, 'yard.... .... .............99c '4 nI 'lrc Tic
Organdren s ocksd~'i' e
SpecOialte d 35es vi' a ludes,-i all .... s l... ye... ... . .$.15cipe 'lt
Cre poi't -Chin i' lki rts - al shae. .... ya.. .. .... ..$750 l i ) l
Wit POndy, Shi' -y-.-d... .... .... ......,Sct ...500~m liths lia
Th e asaEnereis he Foars esttstylest$3.0
spa,$ p ' yan...... .... .... .... .... .... .....$1.00 1 E T A G I A L
SeikPalso Sls1'.inIies(gta
M( in tCper C od .. ....h....a....n..$1.69
M-ichA l-Slk'Pnge, eryard-L--UR-.E..S,.. .. ..$C2
40 in h r pe (l C i e, pe a rd . . . . . . . . 1 4

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