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Cream ol Tartar
Food made with alum
baking powder carries alum
to the stomach unchanged.
Scientists have positively
demonstrated this and that
such food is partly indi
gestible and unhealthful.
Union Meeting?Fourth District.
At the request of Mt. Pleasant Bap
tist Church the Union of tho Fourth
Division of Laurens Association will
meet with said church Saturday, De
cember 29th, 1905. All churches of
this Division will please take notice and
send representatives accordingly.
11:00 a. m. ?Devotional, "Drawing of
Spiritual Light;" Johp 1:1-14, Luke
2:7-20. Led by tho Moderator, Bro.
W. P. Turner.
12:00 noon.?Organization. Inter
1:00 p. m. ? Educational, "The Great
Teacher and the Doctrines and Princi
ples to be Taught;" Matt. 5th, 6th and
7th chapters; Matt. 28:19-20; J. A.
Martin, J. H. Wharton, Wade Pinson
and W. P. Brown.
2:00 p. m.?Altruistical, "Christ Our
Example in Living for the Good of Oth
ers;" John 9:4, John 13:12-17, Luke
7:22-23, and other passages; W. B. Ful
ler, M-. B. Crisp, J. B. Benjamin, J. B.
10:30 a. m.? Missionary Addresses?
W. C. Wharton, W. E. Griffin.
11:00 a. m. ? Sermon- J. B. Parrott
or J. A. Martin.
W. P. CULBERTSON,
A Bad Scare.
Some day you will get a bad scare,
when you feel a pain in your bowels,
and fear appendicitis. Safety lies in
Dr. King's New Life Pills, a sure cure,
for all oowel and stomach diseases,
such as headache, biliousness, costive
ness, etc. Guaranteed at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. Only
25 cents. Try them.
THE INFERNAL REGIONS.
Hott They Arc Depleted In Bnddhtam
The Infernal regions of Buddhism
are horrible. They comprise a great
hell and 130 lesser hells. In these
hells, according to the sculptures of
the Buddhist temples, inen are ground
.to powder and their dust turned Into
ants and fleas and spiders. They are
pestled in a mortar. Tho hungry eat
redhot iron balls. The thirsty drink
Islnmism says of the Infernal re
gions: "They who believe not shall
have garments of fire fitted for them.
Boiling water shall he poured on their
heads and on their skins, and they
shall be beaten with maces of iron."
In the Scandinavian mythology, tho
mythology of Odin and Thor, we nre
told that "In Nnstrond there Is a vast
and ('.ireful structure, with doors that
face the north. It is formed entirely
of the backs of serpents, wattled to
gether like wickerwork. But the ser
pents' heads are turned toward the in
sido of the ball, and they continually
aend forth floods of venom, in which
wade all those who commit murder or
In the past Christian clergymen
loved to describe hell. The present
tendency, however, is to avoid discus
sion of this place?to dwell upon the
gentler and more lovely side of Chris
25 CENT COLUMN.
NOTICE -All parties indebted to me
can settle with Mrs. Godfrey, J. W.
Donnon, Esq. or W. B. Sloan. (Dr.) B.
F. Godfrey, Laurens, S. C. 16-4t
FOR SALE-Thirty-four acres land
and six room dwelling on Academy
a' 4 Cross'Hill; price $1,800. Address
ox 13, Cross Hill, S. C. 16-4t
TED?Good Cow, fresh in milk.
F 'peland, Laurens, S. C. 17-tf
A good day to use
So is every other day
in the year.
Sparenburg Fertilizer Co.
P.O. Draw 78. Spartanburg.S.C.
PERSONAL AND OTHER NEWS.
Mrs. Dorroh Peden of Gray Court
visited in the city during the past week.
Mrs. Dr. J. W. Benson spent last
week with friends at Clinton.
Dr. A. R. Huntor, a genial gentle
man and prominent citizen of Gray
Court was in the city Saturday.
Mr. Claude B. Leonard, a progressive
young farmer of Youngs township, was
in town Saturday.
Chief of Police W. S. Bagwell and
Deputy Shoriff A. R. Sullivan visited
Spartanburg officially last Thursday.
The holiday trade is now on and if
you would know where to do your
shopping advantageously, consult the
advertising colums of this newspaper.
Mr. M. H. Hunter of Ora, who has
been with Kennedy Bros, since Septem
ber has moved his family to the city,
having purchased a cottage on North
Only two weeks now remain 1 which
to pay your State and Couni taxes
without penalty. You would sa\ your
self from much inconvenience bj com
ing in at once as there is always k msh
the last week. Besides the Ct nty
Treasurer needs the money.
Miss Leona Willis and Mr. Boyd Cox,
a popular young couple of the Hobbys
ville section were married at Cedar
Shoals Church, Spartanburg county,
on Sunday, Nov. 26th, the Rev. J. T.
Double Daily Passenger Trains.
A double daily passenger service has
just been put on between Augusta and
Greenwood over the Charleston & West
ern Carolina road which of course will
be of great convenience to the traveling
public from Greenwood on down.
That the service will soon be extended
to Spartanburg is said to be quite
A Blind Tigress.
Jane Austin, a negress of the city,
forfeited a $30 cash bond in the Mayor's
Court Saturday morning for her non
appearance on the charge of violating
the dispensary law. The raid and ar
rest were made by the State constable
Seated here, assisted by the police.
Death of a Child.
Annie Lou, aged four years and the
only child of Mr. and Mi's. Mason L.
Mote3, died of pneumonia at the home
of her parents in the Laurens Mill vil
lage Wednesday afternoon. The little
one was laid to rest Thursday after
noon at New Prospect Church, five
miles below the city.
Annie Lou was an exceedingly bright
and attractive child, a favorite with all
who knew her, and much sympathy has
been expressed for the afflicted ones.
VILLAGES IN THE DARK.
JnpnuoMC Settlements Amid I)enM
UrovoH of KvePKreeim.
Without Laving actually seen them
you canuot imagiuc how dark some
Japanese country villages remain, even
fn the brightest and hottest weather.
In the neighborhood of Tokyo Itself
there are many villages of this klud.
At a short distance from such a settle
ment you see no houses; nothing Is vis
ible but a dense grove of evergreen
The grove, which Is usually composed
of young cellars and bamboos, serves
to shelter the village from storms and
also to supply timber for various pur
poses. So closely are the trees planted
that there Is uo room to pass between
the trunks of them; they stand straight
as masts and mingle their crests so as
to form A roof that excludes tho sun.
Each thatched cottage occupies a clear
space In the plantation, the trees form
ing a fence about It double tho height
of the building. Under tho trees It 1?
always twilight, even at high noon, and
the houses, morning and evening, are
half In shadow. What makes the first
impression of such a village almost dis
quieting is not the transparent gloom,
which has a certain weird charm of Its
own, but the stillness.
There may be fifty or a hundred
dwellings, but you see nobody and hear
no sound but the twitter of invisible
birds, the occasional crowing of cocks
and tho shrilling clcadae. Even the
cicadae find these groves too dim and
sing faintly. Being sun lovers, they
prefer the trees outside the village. I
forgot to say that you may sometimes
hoar a vlowless shuttlo - chaka-ton,
chnka-ton?but that familiar sound In
the great greon silence seems an elfish
happening. The reason of the hush is
simply that the people are not at home.
All the adults have gone to the neigh
boring fields, the women carrying their
babies on their backs, and most of the
children have gone to tho nearest
school, perhaps not less than a mile
The War Thla I* Aided t?y Improper
Method* of Feeding.
The really important question is, In
what does predisposition consist? We
talk of a man "catching a cold." But
it would be more correct and equally
graphic to say that the cold has
"caught" tho man, for It does catch
him unawares and often when he
least anticipates It. But no cold ever
caught any man unless ho had first
prepared the ground for it by a careful
process of fertilization.
No amount of mero oxposnre to a low
temperature alono will cause a "cold"
in a perfectly healthy man In whom
the product of wear and tear of nerve
and muscle with adequate excretion of
waste products on the one side Is even
ly balanced by food supply and exercise
on the other. Where this equilibrium
does not exist such exposure then op
erates as a "chill."
Now, who are the people who are
liable to catch cold? Not those whose
dietary Is so earetully adjusted to tho
work they have to do that there Is no
opportunity for the nccumulatlon of un
used foodstuffs In their tissues, but
those who In the better fed ranks of
society eat and drink more than they
need to meet the dally requirements of
their bodily activity and are thus con
tinually storing up In their tissues and
excreting organs material which if ap
propriately used would form valuable
ammunition for the development of
energy either of body or mind, but
which when stored beyond a certain
point has to be blown off in a "cold"
or a "bllllous attack" or in a more pro
nounced fit of gout.?Dr. Francis T.
Bond, a London Bxpert.
Marcus L. Nash, One of the Brightest
Young Masons of the City, Chosen
At the regular communication of
Palmetto Lodge, No. 19, A. F. M. last
Friday night, officers for tho ensuing
year were elected and installed as fol
Marcus L. Nash, worshipful master.
Carroll M. Miller, senior warden.
William P. Caine, junior warden.
Oscar B. Simmons, treasurer.
Dr. William H. Washington, secre
George L. Pitts, senior deacon.
John H. Peterson, junior deacon.
E. O. Anderson and A. H. Sanders,
William L. Shockley, tyler.
Difference* of llualncn? Cuttoma In
In the ofllees of the great telephone
companies statistics uro kept from
Which charts are plotted showing how
the telephone is used in the different
exchanges at different hours of the
day. The convenient talking instru
ment is very little employed lu early
morning or late in the evening, but
during tho working day the rise and
fall of the curves that represent the
fluctuations in the number of calls
makes au entertaining study.
Among many other facts these plot
ted curves reveal the great differences
that exist in the business customs of
American cities. A comparison, for
example, of the charts of tho Broad"
street exchange, New York, and the
main exchange, Chicago, on almost
any given date will prove, what is gen
erally known, perhaps, that Chicago
ans put in a longer if not more strenu
ous day than Now Yorkers. The "traf
fic curve" In the western metropolis
begins to rise about 8 o'clock and
reaches its forenoon maximum of calls
about U. The "load," as it is designat
ed by the telephone engineers, stays
heavy through the morning hours,
dropping at about 1 to the noon mini
mum, which is universal, and then
mouuting well up agaiu through the
afternoon until 5, after which it falls
rather gradually till 8 o'clock.
A characteristic curve of the great
downtown New York exchange, which
includes about all the offices of the
Wall street district, reveals that busi
ness men in Gotham go to their of
fices a full hour later than lu Chicago.
The highest peak is reached ut 10
o'clock. The noon hour apparently be
gins a little earlier than in Chicago,
though the lowest point of the noon
depression is reached at exactly the
same time. Evidently more New
Yorkers go home shortly after lunch
eon, for the afternoon load is relative
ly not so high in New York as in Chi
cago. The curve also drops more rap
Idly through the afternoon, and at 7
o'clock less business is being done by
belnted officials than must be the case
in the neighborhood of the Chicago
Such differences as exist between
New York and Chicago appear In tho
curves of other cities. In general It
may be said that the tendency in the
eastern cities is toward shorter hours
than prevail in the west. Boston and
Washington very closely follow New
York in their telephone habits, while
the average day's curve of Cleveland
or Denver is not far different from that
Men and Hat* and Chnrchea.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries hats were commonly worn
by men in Protestant churches both on
the continent of Europe and in Grent
Pepys notes in his diary ns a singular
circumstance that at tho French
church at the Savoy he saw, on Sept.
28, 1002, what he had never seen bo
fore?viz, u clergyman preaching with
his hat off.
Another author of the period says
some congregations took ofT thoir hats
when they sang tho Psnlmu, but kept
their heads covered If they read them.
Tho custom almost died out after the
restoration, but was revived again by
William III. When William, however,
found the Dutch habit caused offense
to his English subjects he diplomat
leally remained bareheaded during the
prayers and then put on his hat for the
Poloworth soys the custom survived
Id Truro church as late as the yeai
The Finrly Dnyn of Thin Now Film on*
Maine Snuimer lloHorl.
In 1088 Mount Desert and Its heigh
borhood were granted by tlio French to
a man namod Cadillac. When Acndia
was finally as a result of that long war
relinquished to England it was given to
Governor Bernard, t ut ns this gentle
man when the Revolution broke out
was loyal to King George the estate
was confiscated. Meanwhile M. Bar
thol .mew Grogoiro nnd bis wife, Maria
Thercaa, who was the1 gvanddaughter
of the original grantee, revived the
claim of Cadillac, and It wan allowed.
For years tho Island remained a soli
tary place, with long stretches of uu
broken forest? Into whose labyrinths
no stranger dared venture without a
guide, Its land uncleared, Its future un
dreamed of, but artists, weary of the
commonplace, found out the spot and
bore to dwellers In towns glimpses of
Its wild charms, and now and then a
world worn, brain spent man would
steal away to seek the island's solitude
and stimulus. Theso seekers for beau
ty or health would carry their own
comp outfit or later would patronize
The first summer cottage there was
built on a slto that was boutrbt for
$800. When fashion bad put her stamp
of approval upon the place land that
would not have brought a dlino an aero
during the time of the Gregolre.-i was
sold at from $25,000 to upward of
$100,000 an acre.?Four Track News.
Napoleon and III* Tntor.
Napoleon was a great soldier, but he
could not spell. Ills handwriting was
also so bad as to give rise to tho ru
mor that he used undecipherable char
acters to conceal the fact that he, the
master of Europe, could not master
[Trench orthography, In the early days
of the empire a man of modest aspect
presented himself before the emperor.
"Who are you?" asked Napoleon.
"Slro, I had the honor at Brlenne for
fifteen months to glvo writing lessons
to your majesty."
"You turned out a nice pupil!" said
the emperor, with vivacity. "I con
gratulate you on your success!" Nev
ertheless he conferred, ft pension upon
his old matter.
Li & M. Paint. Lend and zinc non
chalkablc. Wears and covers like gold.
Sold by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
YEAR OF CONFUSION
IT WA8 THE LONGEST ON RECORD
ANU HAD FIFTEEN MONTHS.
TU? War Jaltu? Caesar In the Year
40 II. C. Straightened Oat the Calen
dar Muddle?Early Attempt to Ad
just the Lunar Cycle*.
The longest year In the world's histo
ry was a year that contained fifteen
uionth8. The original causo that led
up tu this was an early attempt to ad
Just the lunar months which began
with each new moon in their relutlou to
tho solur year. Twelve revolutions of
tho moon take 854 days, about eleven
days less than a true year. Tho au
clents tried at first to correct this by
inserting, generally every other year,
a speelul intercalary month, just ab we
do an additional day in leap yoar. In
tho Roman ealendur, from which our
own has descended, these corrections
were always made at the end of the
year. The earllost Roman year began
in March, as we see by the numerical
Latin names of several of our months?
September (seven), October (eight), No
rember (nine), December (ten) - and we
still add our lnturcalary day in leap
year Just before the ancient New Year's
In time the months dropped their lu
nar character and became of irregular
length, varying from thlrty-oue days in
March to twenty-eight in February.
The year had 80S days, some ten days
less than a true year. Later on the 1st
of January became both the New Year
and the Inauguration day of the Ro
man consuls. Those chief magistrates
of tho Roman republic, unlike our pres
idents, wore elected annually, so that
inauguration day then was more Impor
tant than it Is at Washington, since it
was actually the boglnning of a new
official or civil year each 1st of Janu
ary. The Intercalary month was, how
ever, still Inserted between February
and March, according to ancient cus
tom. Tho Insertion of intercalary
months and all matters pertaining to
the calendar rested in ancient Rome
with the college of pontiffs, which
formed the supreme priestly council,
the proper observance of the festivals
of tho gods and other sacred days com
ing especially within the domain of re
ligion. Rut the pontiffs, with their
chief, the pontlfez maximus, were too
Often dominated by political considera
tions. In early times they were chosen
exclusively from the patrlela? families.
Their privilege of inserting or omitting
the lnterculary month gave them great
political power, which, politician-like,
they used to the advantage of their
own party and the Injury of the plebe
ians. On personal grounds they capri
ciously lengthened the year when their
friends held the chief magistracy and
shortened it when the opposition held
This practice at length involved the
calendar In such confusion that In Cice
ro's day it was three months ahead of
true time. Thus the 1st of May fell in
blenk wintry weather at what was
properly about the 1st of February,
while the 1st of January came in the
fall season at what Is now the begin
ning of October. The ancient Romans
had to endure the Irony of dating their
letters in November when they were
trying to bear up under the blazing
heat of an Italian summer.
But In tho year B. O. 40 Home's fore
most soldler, Julius Caesar, was a bio
to take tho matter In hand. Among
tho many honors received by this eon
queror was tho ofllco of pout If ex max
imus, and as head of the priestly col
lege manors appertaining to the calen
dar fell within his province. His sol
dier's system took up the muddle in
the calendar, which ho straightened
out with his accustomed vigor. To
imagine a modern parallel we should
have to suppose some one like Napo
leon on his elevation of the consulship
or General Grant fresh from tho civil
war and his election to the presidency
undertaking to correct a confusion In
the calendar due to the manipulations
Caesar called in the aid of Sosigenes,
an Alexandrian astronomer, to rectify
the error and prevent it for the future.
It was In the year of Rome 708?40
B. ('., according to our reckoning -that
the revision took place. It Is said, al
tlxnigh this point Is not quite certain,
that Caesar intended to fix the 1st of
January In the following year 700 (B.
C. 45) on tho winter solstice, the short
est day in the year. This arrangement
would have heen as nearly perfect as
possible, far superior to that which we
observe, In which New Year falls some
ten days after the solstice and has no
reference to anything of a nntural
character. If Caesar had taken the
shortest day for the 1st of January
he would have had a definitely llxed
landmark Indicated by tho movement
of the oartb Itself as pre-eminently
the correct point of time for this event,
for the sun sinks dally and the days
become shorter until Dec. 21 or
22, when, as If new born, the sun be
gins again to mount the heavens and
tho days to lengthen. The Roman
name for this time was "Natalls soils
lnvictl" (tho birthday of tho uncon
quered sun), when that luminary's
decline was changed Into a fresh as
It Is one of tho greatest misfortunes
Of the calendar that this change was
not carried out. But tho story goes
that ahout ten days later than the sol
stice there was a new moon, which
was the starting point of tho ancient
lunar months. It wos still looked upon
as a good ougury for a month to bo
glu on the now moon, and as it was
doMred that tho year 709, tho opening
year of Caesar's new calendar, should
bo inaugurated under clrcumstauoes
that would be auspicious and com
mend the change to public approval
It was determined that the following
Jan. 1 should be on tho day of tho
new moon. But as tho now moon
would come at different dates In other
years the good ougury for that one
yoar was secured at the loss of a far
more Important consideration for all
future time. So our New Year is
close to the shortest day, but not on
it, and derives its present arbitrary
position, according to this story, from
the new moon happonlng to fall on
that day In the yosr B. C. 45.
She?Oh, you men, with your prov
erbs! You say that knowledge Is pow
er, yet? He Well, Isn't It? She?
Knogledge! No; It's tho way you do
your hair.?Brooklyn Life.
The object of art |s to crystalllsse emo
tion into thought and then fix It In
Vor Infants and Children.
the Kind You Have Always Bough!
OUR DO SOES
Beats Other People's Say Soes
Millinery! Oh, My!
It's jiistj beautiful, and so
many pretty Patterns, and
the price is so LOW.
TO GO AT
RED HOT PRICES
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week at Red Iron Racket. Read
this price Sheet carefully and figure out yourself the differ=
ence. You save 15 to 35 per cent in buying your Goods at
Red Iron Racket. Buy your Goods at Red Iron Racket
and when you get home if you are not delighted,
your money back for the goods.
What more can we say?
1,200 Feabody Linen Collars, our Red Hot
price, 5 cents each.
Two big Handkerchiefs, 5 cents.
Special Clothing Sale now on at Red Iron
Racket. Come quick and get your Suit.
1,200 Men's Linen Collars, the well known
Peabody brand, sold at 15cts. Our price while they
last 5 cents each.
Just closed a deal with a Pants Factory for
2,000 pairs heavy Winter Prints at a big discount:
$1.25 pants for 98cts; $1.50 pants for $1.25;
$1.75 pants for $1.39, up to a $1.50 pants which we
sell at $3.39.__
Just received (300) three hundred Men's
Suits for Fall and Winter wear which we bought
at a big discount. We buy Bargains and sell Bar
gains. $7.50 suits for $6.00; $8.75 suits for $6.98;
$10.00 suits for $8.25; $12.50 suits for $10.00;
$15.00 suits for $11.00._
Ladies' Jackets! Just received a fine assort
ment which we are selling very fast 98 cents $1.50,
$2.48, $2.98, $3.50 to $6.97._
Dress Skirt Values, the best U ever saw
98 cents $1.39, $2.25 to $3.47._
Just received two cases fine yard wide Bleach
ing, no starch, 7i cents quality our price Q>\ cents;
10 cents quality our price 8 cents.
White Homespun (good) 5 cents.
25 cents Menen's Talcum Powder, 12 cents.
25 cents Table Oilcloth, 15 cents per yard.
8 cents Ginghams, our price, 6 cts per yard.
Shoes! Shoes! Ladies' and Men's solid leather
shoes for winter wear: 98 cts, $1.23, $1.39, $1.68,
$1.97 up to $3.39.
The above shoes are worth 15 to 20 per cent
on the dollar more than we ask you for them, but
we buy Bargains and sell Bargains.
Special lot Callico, 5 cents quality, our price
4 cents per yard.
Ladies' Fine Wool Dress Goods, big assort
ment, 22^ cents, 33;\ cents and 48 cents per yard.
MILLINERY! We have a new arrival of
Shapes, Ribbons and Feathers. See Mrs. Knight,
she will make your Christmas Hat and save you
Underwear values that are warm, 18 cents,
23 cents, 39 cents and 48 cents.
Dress Shirts to beat the world 25 cents, 39
cents, 48 cents and 89 cents.
Fancy Vests, all styles, 98 cts to $2.25.
Silk Ties, 10 cts, 18 cts and 23 cts. *
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week
Come bring you wife and children along to see Bargaindom. Our
force will be glad to show you through this Immense Establish^
ment. Don't spend a Red Cent until you get to Red
Iron Racket?cheapest House on Earth.
Red Iron Racket
Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg Shoe and Clothing Houses
J. C. BURNS & CO., ( Keep this "Red Hot" Sheet for Future Reference \ J. C. BURNS & CO.,
Carolina Hustlers \ } Carolina Hustlers