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RURAL MAIL CARRIERS.
A Bill Introduced in Congress to
Raise Their Salarie3.
The rural ma! carrier., in Sxuth
(':rolina and thn--ituvfiotit the t-otint V
w receive $900 pe-:.a.t !leveafter
!wead of the iin: the.:: re now
.-Ving, shou'l i te 14ill k:nch :
r:Pen introduced in the ho:se I ->r thi
? ose h: V.r A~~ (.- db *
:eh from Wa.1 I 1
11mbia Recow - Mr eaI
<.-.ters of tL:.' tc. - c m>.. l
I-aid and that thiey sh-> i he hppb
aken eare of thaa 1e :i-e it p-c. e,.t
'Te agree wit: M-. -G(::. he-: t .
eharacter of the work performed by
tue carriers i, e-tr-a int con:idera
tion, and the -. c h:-,.e in
keeping horses :-r-i - e% ine
hundred is not too much to pay them.
It is said .hes is tbira'r - !
State iay lose mag * i-efree fel'
ny rtes at ..:I ev* 1at1*0xcor-li.:1
to what Represe'nat- -'Jerihc ;ad
Joh6nsoa %:x I,-a:Oe:.te
.-- Johnson r-: y rai- I a::.:..
v the fact that - pot.. :ister te-i
eral would so t u - cq tot the
rqgtw* now En -.-op-es thte
,*c#le jatrotizi-.. th-. sent ouit and
receved more w.%,!. "They iust piat
ron' the roi tve " he said. if ite
the present facilittes are to remain as
are. It will be a question for
plople in the diffete0 setions to
determine for themselves; if they
wenthem they must write more let
ters and receive more; the postofflee
dp4Aieht is in earnest about cutting
t15ihn"f and we cannot 4o anything
to stop.it unless the people show the
prgej appreciation of. what the gov
ernent is doing for them.
'I wrote the postmaster general a
letter about three weeks ago asking
him to let the carriers on the routes
weigh the mail they handled to deter
mine whether there had been a fall
izig off. I have never received a re
ply to my communication, and I sup
pose a government agent will be sent:
out soon to weigh the quantity of
nletter handled. I hope,. the routes
eieii be saved to the people .in the
epiintry." We said something about
tjisd last week and we again call the
a ntion of;.the people in this county
t4 the necessity of making greater
sef the rural routes in this section
ewihthem continued.. In the
time, however, the salaries of
c arriers on the routes retain
e4 edcttl be raised to nine hundred
dallars, at amount even is poor
pdf for men who have to go out in all
kinids of we& her to serve the public.
Wehope Mr. Aiken will get his billt
He Knew It Was Good.
New York Times.
One. of the leading officials in the
Uniited States bureau of printing and
engraving had- a somewhat peculiar
eenee-ience while on a recent visit to:
His business being to study and
compare eretain engravings made by
metropolitanu edigers by ordei' of t
the bureaa~ the ificial naver left or
retdrned to his ihotel without i-hanid-:
bag. which he was careful never got
out of his possessibi. On requesting
and receiving his, bile at the end of:
several days he tendere -n payment, g
a brand new $20 silver e 'ficate. a
The clerk looked at it and then passedi b
it baek. yn
"What's the matter ?" inquired
"I can't take that," replied the
clerk coldly. "I don't think it's;
"Not good !"" exclaimed the officiaL.
"Not good! Why, man, it'~s good, I
made it myself! t
"Yes," said the clerk, "so Ii
A Divided Sentiment.
Ne# York Press.
Little: Agnes is twelve years old.
SheiYsa poetess. She has, maybe, a
sense of humor, atid positively,:she
did not like her stepmotiher. On the1
latter's birthday the youthful rhymer
put forth all her powers to please the
lady who had usurped her own moth
*r 's place. The quatrain ran as fol
I thank you for your kindness,
I thank you for your love.
And hope God will reward you
By taking you above!
ifer stepmother hardly knew wheth-'
er this was to be taken prematurely
not. She sunosed not!
Prices will reach
3handise in our st(
iay, we shall make
may be, you must
rnarked at a sacrif
must believe. Thi
Silks and Dress Go,
36 in. Black Taffeta worth $1 .25
ale 79 cts.
36 in. Black Taffeta, worth $1 .5(
ale 98 cts.
25 pieces of Silk, 1906 styles, w
>r this big sale 48c. yd.
25 pieces Silk, 1906 styles worti
>r this big sale 29 cts. yd.
36 inch white China Silk the 50
is big sale 39c. yd.
All 35 and 40c. Dress Go'xds, blk
ls sale 23 cts. yd.
All 50 and 60c. dress goods, bla<
yr this sale, 39c. yd.
All 75 and 85c. Dress Goods, bh
rls sale 49c. yd.
Be on hand each day, rain or shir
New Spring Gi
50 pi eces A. F. C. Ginghams, wo
d. buy all you please 8c. yd.
One case 36 in. percales, short le
>r only 5c. yd.
50 pieces Apron Ginghams, wort
us sale, 4 l4cts.
Here's where we are the stronges
ving sale. We have just received
rad overcoats at exactly half price,
:mbard. the other clothing sales, ni
o 25 or 33 per cent. discount. I a:
Jt. I am here to stay.
One lot men's Cassimere and Ch
atterns, the $7.00 and $8.00 kind:
Still better suits o-rth $10.00 an
g sale $7.48.
About 100 men's Overcoats worth
close out at $4.98.
the lowest limit, a clean sv
)re. The opening day of th
3 such offerings that no r
be here to get your share.
ice, so come and see for yc
e best and greatest values
ens Wednesday, Febr
xds Sale. BgSo
yd., for this big thbisae
) yd., for this big rolgin
orth 75c. to si.o0, 9cs ar
b 50c. to 69c. yd., 1 ae ais iesos u
and 69c. kind., for Al$.0ad$.0Lde'fn i
:ck and colored, for* frtebgsl;9ea. -
ck and colored, for ~( ar
1 s.ad2ct.y.fothi big2 cs.,fo
t n his big bargaigtheedasialn
rt and 12 1rps to. Rm ans h
mnt the8y ind, Ofyrsefdeslldsrma
pie.viot ofuiemsfesh nwegt
foronl cs.,98.evd rmteinfa hy ilb
50 o$e12o.50, teo3rctthknds
hing50doey pairofsets nthe 5 us e ifo
thedozen sa en'afHoe
a inthi bi bagai Ct pro i.adchlrnsH
50 denso ladies'fieso,cu
one hundred suits 1e ts. kid t.pair.
an w popset Base Sadis andinesheu
n nottryin to sll fo1t39 ar .49
Boycse Sdis' fine shr os,u
tiae$1. 9 .
vio suis in neat 250 and. Boys' Ladies'nfineosbh
ornly$4.8. air, m oststre chce o $1c.5 ar
50 do en's Neige Shiwrtth$
i $12.50 for t1.5s takeyu coice3 c
50 edoes men's Negige shirs, woth
$8.00 nd$1000, l2 Coss ents $3.50e Shits t40 he
ABig Embfu~Ht orery
ou ce.aoft I n
Ne brr' dozentm ng Coe h
ieep of every diollar
is great sale,Wednes
natter what the' Wi
Every atticle in th
>urself, fo# what the
now stare you in thE
uar 7th, at9 O
de. The Great
3 marked down for Case after case of]1
past few days. One<
spring stock now shirt waist suits, wori
from $1.25 to only sale 10c. yd.
One case rnerceriz<
from $1.75 to only kind, for only 1 5c. yd
from $2.00 to only.
es, cut to$.8 A lot of Ladies' B]
*,ra~? great yalues at $3.00
Ladies' Skirts In b
2.00, cut to only palues at $3.50, only
$250 ~ ~ Lot cof better, finer
p cut tofancy pattern and bli
8 and $8.00, take your
s cut toortly $2.75, .All $1.50 ar.d $2.0
r Sale. sale for only85c. eac
trtables worth Towels a
e, 10 ets. yd.
innaugh's, Satur- 20C. pure Linen T(
for only 25c.
usands. Linen Huck and T,
as at less than haf cts. for only 9c. each,
ids. Ends just re- 50 large White Be<
icked up quick, so two to each customer
200 large white Be
osiery kind, two to each cus
oronly~ets.100 large white Be
70y3 et"" kind, two to each cus
10 ets. kind, for 4 60 inch bleached 'I
se, the 12 1-2 and' this sale, 19 cts. each~
5-4 Table Oil Cloti
Pants. only 15 cts. yd.
or $2.00 and $2.50, 25 pieces Amoskei
ed on the outside, ins
worth $3.50, for it for only 13 l-2c. y
f5 ts. and $1.00 50 full yd, pieces d~
i0 and60 et. kind, where for 8 l-2c., he:
50 full pieces dark
75 and 85e. kind, blues, the 9 cts. kind,
$1.00 and $1.25 50 pieces dark Per
zdles o ~. the 121 -2c. kind, oni
s worth of mer
day will be a gala
e store has been
)ye sees the heart
White Goods Salie.
1ew White Goods received in the
:ase White Madras for waists and
h 15 and 20 cts. yd., for this.big
ad white waisting, the 20 and 25c.
ack and Grey Skirts, would be
,only $I.49c. each.
lack and gray, would be great
and lighter weight skirts, neat,
ck and gray, worth $5.00,'$6.65
choice for only $3.98c. each. -
0 Ladies' Skirts to go in this big
rid Bed Spreads.
wels, extra large width towel, 2
irkish Bath Towels, worth 12 1-2
I Spreads, the 75 and 85c. kind,
d Spreads, the $1.25 and $1.50
tomier 98c. eachf.
d Spreads, the $1.75 and $2.00
tomner $1.49 cts.. each.
able Linen, the 35c. kind, for
instead of 25 cts. yd., it will be
SA. C. A. Feather Ticking, brand
ead of 20c. yd., Mimnaugh sells
trk Outing, worth and sells else
'e only 4 l-2c. yd.
Percales, plenty of reds and
only 6 l-2c. yd.
cales, plenty of reds and blues,
y 9 cts. yid.
Qig Sa e