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LAURENS, S. C, May 10, 1905.
Since Memorial Day of 1904 the little
band of Confederates has been greatly
reduced. In the-41st year following the
War between the States the old sol
diers are facing an enemy not less
deadly than they faced in 1864. The
time approaches when to the number i
of those who survive each year will
bring larger fatalities proportionately
than were brought by any one of the
four years of fighting in the fUdd
The more then are we who are
younger glad of the privilege to wel
come you veterans, proud of the honor
of association once again with you de
fenders of our country, on this Memo
rial Day. The time will come in the
far away days when the little school
children who sing "Dixie" and "The
Bonnie Blue Flag" in the Court House
this afternoon will tell their children
and grand children of the occasion, of
how they remember the famous old lie
roes of the Third South Carolina, of
James Battalion, of Hampton's Legion
and other renowned commands. Thev
will tell of the coming of a one-armed
Laurens soldier from a distant State,
where he had risen to distinction in
civil life to clasp hands once again with
the members of a brotherhood formed
about the companies on Virginia Hills
and the bonds of which were forged for
all time as elbows touched "in the val
ley of the shadow of death."
The younger Southerners of Laurens
ai*e here today to renew their vows of
fealty to the memories of those who
have passed already. They come as the
children and the kins people of the Gar?
lingtons and Hances and every other
Laurens family that sent a hoy to the
front to acknowledge a debt of grati
tude that will grow larger as it is ac
knowledged again and again with every
return of the tenth of May. Their com
ing, moreover, means much to the liv
ing and the generations of the future.
It is tho proclamation of all tho children
and women and men that the cause of
the fathers and mothers is their cause to
defend and to honor and glorify and in
this union there is wedded into a
mighty clan the people of the South
pledged to stand by each other with
the clansman's faith. We do not intend
to say that the war is to be renewed or
that Secession is ever to be again pro
posed. But the war did not settle all
the issues; it left problems and difficul
ties to bo solved which will require
soonor or later the exhibition of cour
Misses Lizzie MofUir.* ????> '
age and fortitude which is ours by in
heritance from Confederate soldiers.
So as we younger men and women
gather today to pay tribute to these
aged men we love, we promise each
other as well as them that we shall be
as one family, of one name and one
blood in preserving the Southern white
man's civilization, saved inviolate even
in defeat by the men who followed the
Who Is Its Candidate?
The Newberry Herald and News
"In reply to the Laurens Advertiser,
we do not believe Gov. Heyward would
permit his name to be used as a candi
date for governor for a third term.
The Herald and News has a record for
standing up to Newberry men when
the question is a choice of men. In this
case it is not a question of preferring
some other man to Heyward because
we know Gov. Heyward to be 'a most
excellent gentleman and we know that
he has made a good record as governor,
but there are others in South Carolina
who could (ill the executive chair and
we do not think Gov. Heyward cares to
succeed himself for a third term. The
Herald and News has not yet espoused
the cause of any of the candidates. We
want to hear and know where they
stand on certain questions and then i(
is trre enough.''
Of course no man or thing, not even
The Ahvkktiskr, can tell from the
above what or where The Newberry
Herald and News is. It appears to be
opposed to Heyward because "there
are others who could fill the executive
chair" and because it thinks Heyward
docs not care to be a candidate.
? If Mr. Heyward would run again,
would the Herald and News "with its
record for standing up to Newberry
men "oppose him and "stand up to"
H. II. Evans, ('. L. Hlease or A. C.
We should like to know which of the
Newberry trio is the Herald and News'
Jas. T. Harris has been suggested as
a good man for Mayor of Spartanburg.
Thero have been some wide-awake Spar
tanburg Mayors in recent years, but if
Jim Harris la elected .she wiii have one
who "don't go to sleep no time a'tall."
is often as great as woman's. But
Thos. s. Austin, Mgr. of the "Repub
lican," of Leavenworth, Ind., was not
nnreasonable, when he refused to allow
the doctor to operate on his wife, for
female trouble, "Instead," he says,
"we concluded to try Electric Bitters.
My wife was then so sick, she could
hardly leave her bed, and [f>| physicians
had failed to relieve her. After taking
Electric Bitters, she was perfectly cured
and can now preform all her household
duties." Guaranteed by Palmetto and
Lfturens Drug Co., price 50cts.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears tho /S~7j? //IT*"' }? "
Signature of C^e^^^T^SS^
COTTON WON'T DO.
Experiment Tried but it Will not
The following letter was published in
the News and Courier of May 6th:
Columbia May 3, 1905.
August Kohn, Manager News and
Courier Bureau, Columbia, S. C. ? Dear
Sir: For the benefit of the farmers of
the South, and for those manufacturers
who have not had the .following exper
ience, I deem it my duty to submit
what hus been done by me in the past
for the good of all.
Back in the years of five cent cotton
1 was then local manager of the South
orn Cotton Oil Company in this citv.
and I determined to see what I could do
towards using cotton bags in the place
of dundec or burlap bags for sacking
cotton seed meal, which as you know is
put up in 100-pound bags. On the basis
of five cent cotton these bags cost me
about one-half to three-quarters of
cent more than the dundee or burlap
bags did at that time, but I believed
that if I could demonstrate cotton bags
to be a success they would be worth the
difference on account of the prettier,
package they would make. I saw no
reason why it should not be a practical
success, as I knew that wheat flour had
always been so sacked. I was careful,
however, to get even a stronger grade
of cloth for these bags than is gener
ally used for flour bags, and I was so
sure that it would provo a practical suc
cess that I ordered some 80,000 from
the Royal Bag Factory of Charleston,
Mr. George Wagancr's factory, to
make my first filling and shipping from.
The result of this experiment was a
failure and I still have on hand at this
point a large volume of these bags.
The first practical drawback to this
experiment was the fact that the !a-j
borers handling flour for the railroad
were accustomed to handling it gently
because of its character. Cotton seed
meal did not have the same respect and
treatment in handling.
The second was that I tried to work
these bags off from year to year on our
local city and county trade at this
point, but they, for the same reason,
declined the packages ?the hags had
not strength enough to them.
To make a bag of sufficient strength
out of cotton to stand the strain de
manded by the trade, with the present
price of cotton, would cost, I am satis
fied, on the average to-day twice as
much as the present market value of
dundee or burlap bags. The average
cost of dundee or burlap bags per ton of
cotton seed meal is one dollar; to use
cotton bags then would add the addi
tional cost of one dollar per ton to the
cost of the meal to the consumer.?
Would he he willing to pay this, and if
he were willing, would it be a practical
proposition for him to do it? Such cot
ton bags, if used for cotton seed m?nl
would have a subsequent value on the
farm to the consumer, but in case they
were used for fertilizers they would
have no future value on account of the
character of the goods put into them.
Again, if the consumption of dundec
or burlap bags was done away with by
the oil mills and fertilizer factories,
the probable lack of demand for these
bags would make them decline in price,
and thus make the extra cost of the
cotton bags th.it much greater to the j
consumer and manufacturer
I Von ???*" It* -fr
,,or:!.. win thus see that I have been
several years in advance on experi
ments in this line, and I regret to have
to announce that it is not a practical or
mercantile proposition for the good of
the cotton producers of the South.
General Manager Southern Cotton
R. 0. COLEMAN & CO,
The only Licensed Undertakers, Funcra
Directors and Embalmers in the County.
Telephone and telegraph orders a
Wc carry a full line of all Funeral
goods; our stock of Coffins and Caskets
is complete and the best that has ever
been brought to the city. Our funeral
car is an improvement on the old tyle
hearse. Everything is new and up-to
date. Our prices are fixed to suit our
I patrons. In the city wc deliver the
I coffin or casket at your residence, the
box at the cemetery. Out of the city
we will deliver by trie first train at your
nearest railroad station, all charges pre
paid. When funeral goods are obtained
)f us and wc conduct the funeral, the
following work is gratis: we destroy all
unpleasant odors of the sick room, re
move all swelling and stop all purging
of the corpse, and when the cause of
death is from any contagious disease,
we will disinfect the sick room and kill
all ooisonous germs of disease, which is
highly important for the protection of
the family. Any intelligent physician
will confirm these facts. 121 N. E. Cor
ner Public Square, Laurens, S. C.
Office 'Phone 214; Residence 218.
Burial League of the United States,
Cash Capital $loo,ooo,
Home Office, Pittsburg,'Pa.
If you think in case of death that .$100
would be worth anything te you, go and
see R, G? Coleman &. Co., Undertakers,
Funeral Directors and Embalmers, at
Laurens, S. C, who are instructed to
honor our drafts. 34-8t
LAUGH AND QROW FAT.
"White folks don't 'blieve in dem
things but dat Russian goin' to git
killed" said the sage of Possum Hollow.
Why? "Don't you see his name Neber
H. K. A.
HIS STOKY OK THE WAR.
"So you were all through tho Civil
War. were you?" some one asked the
old colored veteran, who was cheering
"Ever' step of it, suh!"
"At the surrender, too?"
I "Oh, yes, suh!"
"What did General Lee say to Grant!"
Never said nuttin', suh?Des chopped
off his head an' went on!" P. L. S.
UP IN THIS MOUNTAIN.
[Contributed by Dr. S. F. B.]
By impression or appointment, a
pious gentleman?Q Methodist clergy
man laden with sacred literature ami
with a divine message in his mouth
ascended the "land of the sky" in
North Carolina for the purpose of
I throwing the headlight of civilization
and religion on that out-of-the-way por
I tion of the earth.
One afternoon, awhile before sunset,
he approached a rude dwelling perched
upon the side of the mountains, with
the two-fold intention of scattering a
few of the blessed seeds and securing
if possible, a lodging for the night. ?
Clad in his long coat and high bat, with
Iiis sober and solemn visage, lie no
doubt made an uncommon impression
on the mountain lady, and perhaps
startled her into the belief that he had
come out of the g**ave?perhaps that he
was a United States detective. With
the true attitude of hot- rl^s she stood !
with her head thrust out at the space
left by the half-open shutter and "took
in" the visitor.
She failed to invite him to come in,
and so, at some distance the minister
commenced pleasantly remarking about
the fine weather and the grand scenery
and clear, healthful water with which
her home was surrounded. He finally
touched on the mission that brought;
him there, when - so they say ?in the:
deep bass tone of the preacher and the
piping voice of the woman, the follow- j
ing dialogue occurred:
Preacher?Madam, although you en
joy the wholesome air of the mountains
and live amid the beauties of nature, 1
am afraid that you still lack the one
thing needful; that you an; yet in the,
bonds of iniquity and the gall of bitter
ness. Ami in your behalf and for your
spiritual welfare I have left my family
and home that 1 might rescue at least
I some of Israel's lost sheep.
Woman - Well, now, I hadn't beam
that nobody had lost any sleep; but 1
jest bet that that ole black sheep that'
I seen go round the hill a little bit ago j
is the very one you are a lookin' fur. i
I jest thought he belonged to ole man j
Jones, but 1 bet he was one of Mr.
Isrul's. I guess you'll lind him grazin' i
over thai* somewhar. I jest know in my j
mind its hiscn. '
Preacher-Madam, I regret exceed
ingly to find you so far out of the way
-so far o(f yourself fro;;; the fold. ?
pains me to think of the awf-' u g
[ tion of those blind ones. ? .M, comli. |
Uh>* v^E*^e*, >vhoarc go|ng I
downward road, from whose bourne ! 1
no traveler returns. Wed to the things
of time and sense, counting their eter
nal welfare as a thing of naught, their
way is dark and slippery, and they know
not what they do. And since the mar
Woman?Good sakes! I hadn't hearn
that he was dead. 1 knowed that thai'
was a buryin' down at the slope t'tother
day, but hadn't hearn who it was. It's
bound to a-bin the man you speak of.
Did he leave much of a family?
Preacher?My dear madam, I am sur
prised at the utter darkness in which
you are immersed. Hut I still entertain
a hope that you will yet be enlightened
by a better lic.ht.
Woman ?1 shore hope so. An' I've
tried and tried to get John to saw out a
window thar at the back of the house
and I jest can't git him to do it. He
wont do nothin but hunt. An' I ontend
to have a winder thar ef I have to cut;
it out with a ax.
Preacher -0 mamam, madam! There
is a great day coming when we shall all
be gathered together. The world has
never seen such a day, such a multitude
as shall he there, I implore you to make
good preparation for that day of days.
For you and I and all others shall he
Woman - I don't know as it'll he a
hit of use for me to fix for it, for I do
not have a thought I'll get to go. They
had a big show over yonder one day an
I didn't get off. I hardly ever get off
to thorn big places. An' be shore you
don't tell John it's a-coming off for ho'H
be shore to go over thar an' get drunk
an' maybe into a fight.
And as the minister pursued his lonely
way, likoly ho thought of the sail places
of the earth that even the living water
Sick headache results from a disor
dered stomach and is quickly cured by
Chamberlains Stomach and Liver 'l ab
lets. For sale by Laurcns Drug Co.
Dr. B. F. Posey.
' w > / w \ f ??? / ?N?" rs /IS /*S 7W\ 79 ; 79 - TffH 7f\
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these tempters.
White Star Coffee, the finest, grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can 25cts. four pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large (lakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing,ner package
10 cents. Olef fashioned Muscovados
molases?none better, per gallon 50 cts.
dictates are obeyed by us to the letter
Our Spring Lines are the latest editions of the newest
things in shoemaking.
The lines comprise Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes
that are made right.
The prices are, as usual, set at the popular notch. Your
needs have been studied. The petty annoyance resulting
from careless shoe-making will never bother you if you use
5hoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
j N. 13. Dial. A. U. TODD.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd Offtoe Build
Laub en s , s. c.
~~W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUR.ENS. S. n.
I. R. Hellams 1
MARUUE AND QRANITK MONUMENTS
Qray Court, S. C.
Highest (trades and Finest Work
manship in Granite or Italian, Ver
mont and Geogia Marbles. Designs
and estimates furnished on applica
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Oilier hours 9 a. m. to5 |>. m.
Office second door Simmons' Block.
c3 J*k. JSS T? <0 DtT5. 3C -
Boars the ]h] ;! V '''
PAINLESS l?P.,um? laudanum,
'cllxirof out urn, co
caine or wlijskcy.a
larKO book of par
ment. Address, Dr.
B. M. WOOLLEY.
Red Iron Racket
j^^g^j Yes, time lost is gone forever. Why waste time searching for Bargains
elsewhere when you know in your own heart that RED IRON RACKET
is the place to save money? You don't have to strain your eyes looking for Bargains here. They
are so plentiful in RED IRON RACKET, it makes no difference which way you turn, the
bargains are looking at you.
Red Hot" Prices Prevail in "Every Department" of this House
5,000 yards good apron Ginghams al
3 1-2 centa per yard.
<"> cents Ginghams. Our price 5 cents.
9 cents Ginghams, fine quality. Red
Hot Price, 7 cents.
2,000 yards, fine India Linon, worth
12 1-2 cents. Our price 10 cents.
7 cents, yard wide Bleaching (no starch)
Ladies Fine Dress Goods for hot Sum
mer time, r>,000 yards (worth 12 1-2 to
16 cents) your choice now 10 cents
Big Line Blue Denims and Cottonadcs,
Sea Islands and Chec ked Home
spuns at way down prices.
Big Lot Men's Sun Hats for everyday
Swell Line Fine Dress Hats, Straw,
and Fur, up-to-date in style,
2,'t cents to $3.47.
Clothing! Clothing! The Finest Line of
Clothing ever shown in the city. See
our Montgomery Suits $8.98, $4.75,
$0.50, $7.50, $10.00, $12.47 to
$15.00. You can save from
$2.00 to $3.00 on your
suit in buying at Red
Ladies Slippers, big values. White,
Tan, Black, 48 cents, 69 cents,
98 cents up to $1.97.
Ladies Shoes 79 cents, 98 cents up to
Men's Shoes and Slippers, all styles, all
colors, 4H cents 98 up to $8.80.
15-cent plug Tobacco, Schnapps, Sweep
Stakes, Early Bird, Hickory, Silver
Dime, Brown's Mule. Our
price, 10 ets per plug.
Red Hot Prices, 17 cakes good laundry
soap for 25 cents.
5-cent long bar Laundry soap. Our
price I cents.
5-ccnt box Celluloid Starch, Our lower
price 1 cents.
5-cent box Search Light Matches, I ets
:i boxes Search Light Matches, 10 ets
1,000 Gee Whiz Matches, 5 cents.
5 cakes Oriole Bouquet Toilet Soap, 4c.
2 big cakes Victory Soap. Red Hot, 5c.
It sticks Good Luck Bluing, 5 cents
Needles, Pins, Key Chains, 1 cent each.
2 Clay Pipes, 1 cent.
1 set fine Silver plated Knives and Forks
1 set Nickle plated Knives and Forks
1 set fine White Plates. 29 cents.
1 Molasses Can, 10 cents.
1 big Dish Pan, 10 cents.
Sec in our Bargain Basement 5 and 10
See our Embroidery tables, r>, 7 and 10c.
35 ets Silk Four-in-hand Tics, 28 cenl
Big Job Bows, 5 cents.
Big Job String Tics, 10 cents.
Rig .lob Men's half Hose, assorted
colors, 5 cents.
Big Job Pocket Knives, 5, 10, 13 and 25c
Good Calicoes at I cents.
30 pounds of Bice for $1.00.
3-pound package of Soda, good. 10 ets.
10 pounds of good Coffee for $1.00.
Millinery! .Millinery!! 0, my. it's just
beautiful and prices are so low,
23c, 48c, 75c, 98c up to $3.50.
Ribbous! Uibbons! big values, Ic, 3c, 5c,
7c, 8c, l<v to 23 cents per yard.
Men's line Dress Negligee Shirts lHc,
25c, 39c, 48 up to SO. Breaks all
records in Shirtdoin.
$3.50 Oak Mantle Clocks, eight-day
clock. Our price $1.94.
Big Lino Gentlemen's fancy Summer
Vest. Special, 98c, 1.25, 1.69, $2.18.
Jewelry, Watches, Chains, Fobs, Collar
Buttons, Cuff Buttons Big Values.
$1.00 Watch. Our price 61 cents.
$20.00 Cold tilled, guaranteed Ladies or
Cents Watch, Elgin or Wallham
movement, Our price $12.97.
All Standard Paten). Medicines
" $1.00 bottles " " 79ctS
" ?Ocls bottles " " 39cts
" 25c ts bottles " 19cts
Wo sell nothing but the best standard
Big lol Ladies' Bleached Vest for 5 ets
Men's and Boys Caps, 5c, 10c, 18c, 23c.
Ladies' Underskirts, big value, 48cts,
09 cents, 98 cents.
Dress Skirls and Shirts Waist at less
"Six Special Bargain Days In a Week.
One Price to All. Same Goods for Less Money. Grandest Line Real Values Under the Sun.
It is a strain for you to look for Bargains in other houses, where they are few and far between. It is easy
fei you here where the Bargains are so plentiful that wherever you turn they are looking at you.
SAME GOODS FOR LESS MONEY
Red Iron Racket
Two Stores That's Making Laurens and Greenwood Famous by Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
Cbarfeston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 10, 1805.)
7: 10 "
Ar Beau ford
Ar Port Royal
Ar Way cross
Lv Laurcns 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
2:09 pm 8:00 am
3:25 " 10:20 "
Arrivals:?Train No. l, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations I: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations (>: 40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1:30 pm.
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurcns, S. C.
G. T. Bryan. Gen 1 Agt. GrenevilleS.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
There are two dangers
ill a hernia.
First?Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Special Notick?I have recolved a
fine- line of Spring nnd Summer samples
of all the late st styles. Prices t i &ult the
linier. Pants made to order from $4.00
up. Suits made to order from $12 00
up. A tit is always guaranteed l alfo
invite you to join my pressing club,
only $1 oo per month. Phone l8o, Min?
E. .1. DANCY, Tailor.
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wanted 1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivered at I.aureus.
J. W. Eichelberger.
Laurens, S. C. 'Phone II. Terry's
WE NOW HAVE THE
Hat Pins and
Don't let Easter find yon
The Hece log B8AM
SAW MI ILL,
H eacock - King Feed Workcs
Rnoings and Hou.nas, WoonwonRiNO
MAoniNRny, Cotton (Iinnik<?i Buiok
makino and SiHHann am? Lath
Maohinxuv, OoRn Mii.i, . Uto.i Etc.
GlBOllS MACHX.VEKY CO.,
Colutnhm, St C?
The Gibbes Shingle Machine