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Our Stock Must Qo! Oi > More Week RED HOT SELLING!
On account of snow and rain we give you one more week
RED HOT SALE?GREAT SACRIFICE!
Red Hot Sale Prices:
Red Hot Sale Prices:
400 dozen King's Spool Thread, per
144 Agate Shirt Buttons, 8c.
Pins, Needles, Hair Pins, Key Chains,
Pencils and Toilet Soaps, each lc.
500 Search Light Matches, 3c.
1,000 Oregon Matches, 4c.
10-cent can Good Luck Baking Pow
5-cent can Good Luck Baking Pow
1 pound Farm Bell Soda, 3c.
3 packages of Gold Dust, 10c.
3 packages of Premium Washing
1 box Celluloid Starch, Sc.
12 cakes Victory Soap, 25c.
5 cakes Good Washing Soap, 5c.
5-cent cake Toilet Soap, 4c.
7 cakes Fairbank's Tar Soap, 25c.
10-cent can Mendleson's Lye, 5c.
10-cent bottle Machine Oil, 3c.
15- cent plug Brown Mule Tobacco, 8c.
16- cent plug Silver Dime Tobacco, 8c.
15-cent plug Sehnapp's Sweep Stakes
and Hickory Tobacco, 9c.
1 pound Good Stick Candy, 7c.
1 pound Good Nuts worth 20c. at 10c.
300 dozen Coats' Spool Thread, 4c.
Our line of Dry Goods, Laces, Em
broideries and Ribbons are complete.
We can't list all, but you will find ev
erything marked in plain figures far be
low New York cost.
9,000 yards Embroidery, in good pat
terns, this will be in 3 lots, at 4c, 8c
and 10c per yard.
12 l-2c and 15c Ribbons, per yard 10c.
We have a big line of Laces to go in
this sale at prices far below any ever
shown in Laurcns.
2,000 yards Standard Calicos, in red,
blue and lights, 3 l-2c.
3,000 yards Ginghams and Cham
17 yards Poe Mill Bleaching at $1.00.
Big lot Outing on remnant table, 4c.
4,000 yards good Cotton Check, 4 l-2c.
Good heavy White Cloth, 6c.
12 l-2c Ginghams, 9c.
12 l-2c Percales, 8c.
12 l-2c Lawns, Pk's and Waistings,
Special lot White Lawn, 4c.
Our line of Ladies' Dress Goods, Ta
ble Damask, and in fact everything in
the Dry Goods department will have to
go during this sale.
1,000 5-cent Handkerchiefs, 2c.
2,000 Men's and Ladies' Handker
Big lot Silk String and Four-in-Hand
Ties, 8c, 15c and 18c.
50-cent Underwear, 33c.
25-cent Underwear, 18c.
250 Dress Shirts at 23c.
700 50-cent Dress Shirts, 35c.
$1.00 Dress Shirts, 69c.
Big lot 50-cent Work Shirts, 37c.
Big lot 40-cent Work Shirts, 29c.
1200 pairs Suspenders, 3c, 5c, 8c, 10c,
15c and 19c.
Big line Men's and Ladies' Hosiery,
4c, 5c, 6c, 8c and 12 l-2c.
100 dozen Cluett-Peabody Collars, 4c.
2C0 dozen good Linen Collars, 8c.
100 dozen good Rubber Collars, 13c.
A big line of Towels will be sold in
this sale at 4c, 7c, 9c, 11c and 18c.
Big line of White Quilts, 48c, 69c, 87c,
98c and $1.18.
Big lot 25-cent Wool Baby Caps, 13c.
Our line of Table Covers will be
thrown out in lots at 23c, 39c, 63c, 79c
Big lot of Underskirts, 39c, 67c, 89c
Big line Dress Skirts from 98c, $1.19,
$1.67, $1.94 and $2.87.
3,000 pair Pants from 45c, 69c, 87c,
$1.09, $1.17, $1.32, $1.45, $1.96 and $2.83.
1,000 Men's and Youth's Suits, $1.97,
$2.46, $3.39, $4.73, $5.83, $6.38, $8.42
2,000 Men's and Boys' Hats, 13c, 19c,
37c, 48c, 63c, 78c, $1.17, $1.43, $1.67 to
John B. Stetson, $2.90.
Who says Shoes are up? Not us.
6,000 pair Men's, Ladies' and Chil
dren's Shoes, 10c, 17c, 43, 57c, 79c, 91c,
$1.09, $1.73, $2.16 and $2.84.
Big line of Caps, 4c, 8c, 13c, 18c, 29c.
Big line Boys' Knee Pants, 17c, 23c,
39c, 48c and 57c.
1 Eight-Day Clock, $1.73.
6 Sewing Machines, $11.73 and $16.37.
Alarm Clocks, 59c.
Watches, 61c, 87c, 98c, $1.19 to $12.19.
All $1.00 bottles of Patent Medicines
All 50-cent bottles, 33c.
All 26-cent bottles, 16c.
Good White Plates, 24c and 35c.
Good Decoratdd Plates, 45c and 57c.
Cups and Saucers, 37c and 58c.
Complete line of Crockery, Tin and
Glass Ware to be sold at cost during
Big line Rugs, Picture Frames, Mir
rors and Art Squares to close out at
Remember only one
RED IRON RACKET
Is the Talk of the Whole Town and County. There's something going to happen, they are selling out their entire stock.
Yes several big changes will take place in our business about March 1st.
HOW CITY DELIVERY
CAN KE OBTAINED
Piaei Advanced For Increasing Postofficc
Receipts Which is Necessary Be
fore Free Delivery.
Editok Advertiser: Your issue of
May 3, 15)05 contained an editorial on
"Free Delivery for Laurens" which
had my heartiest approval. I believe
that an increase of $300 per quarter
will raise this office one grade, making
it a second class instead of a third
class, as at present. This will be a
step nearer free delivery than we are
I sec from the dailies that our neigh
boring city of Greenwood will have free
delivery on and after May 1st. Lau
rens has been a county seat nearly one
hundred years; Greenwood about 10
years. By the census of 1900 Laurens
County had a population of thirty-seven
thousand; Greenwood County twenty
eight thousand. Laurens city, 4,029;
Greenwood city, 4,824. What they have
done surely we can do before long.
How can wc do it? Here is the answer:
Let every firm in business here buy
and use the government stamped en
velopes and by these purchases increase
the receipts of this office. The person
doing this helps his town and at the
same time saves money for himself.
The Postofficc Department sells good
envelopes at cost and prints them
for nothing. Why pay $2.00 for one
thousand printed envelopes and $20 for
the stamps to be licked and put on them
when you can buy one thousand better
ones already stamped for $21.20? I sell
envelopes and know whereof I speak.
Raising the grade of the office entitles
it to a larger appropriation for quarters
and fixtures. If we want better apart
ments Uncle Sam says: "All right
give me a little more of your business
and you can have them." Those who
discard the old annoyance of licking
stamps for the more satisfactory way
never go back to it and this is a good
argument that the new way is the bet
ter way. The receipts of this office
nre on the increase. Let'b increase
them a little faster.
There is only one way to do it and
every one who wants to see his home
town keep up with the procession can
Yours for improvement,
H. K. AlKEN.
Feb. 12, 1906.
A Mystery Solved.
"How to keep off periodic attacks of
biliousness and habitual constipation
was a mystery that Dr. King's New
Life Pills solved for me," writes John
N. Pleasant, of Magnolia, Ind. The
only pills that are guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction to everybody or
money refunded. Only 25 cents at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
All persons liable to road duty are
hereby notified that the Commutation
Hoad Tax must be paid on or by the 1st
day of March next.
H. B. Humbert,
28-3t Supervisor L. C.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAURKNS, 8. C.
HABIT8 OF HARES.
MaIkIu? tke Tollet Im a Lon? and
A clever observer writes: "A good
many hares (lud a secure retreat In the
sand hills during the daytime and feed'
on the marshes In the morning and
evening. The hour at which most of
them leave the marsh vorlos, hut it Is
any time beforo 0 o'clock. All the
hares, however, do not return, some
preferring to He out all dny and make
their "forms" in any standing clumps
of grass In the inclosurea. I found this
out one day while taking shelter among
the flr trees from a downpour of rain.
As soon as the rain got really heavy I
saw first one and then another hare
appear, as it were, out of the ground in
the middle of the fields and race for
the shelter of the sand hills.
"On their return to the hills In the
morning many of them take up their
station on the sunny side of a fir tree,
generally on a slope, and sit there, ei
ther among the fir needles or else on
the bare ground or snnd, without any
sort of form apparently. Thoy like a
warm, sunny seat, out of the wind, or,
in wet weather, sheltered from the
rain. Here they alt and Bleep, unless
disturbed, until an hour or two past
"At some time between 1:30 and 3
o'clock they wake up and begin their
toilet, which is a long and very care
ful process. I have seen them roll in
the sand, then get up, shake them
selves and Anally lick their bodies all
over, for the most part directly with
their tongues, but those parts of their
bodies which they cannot reach so?
face, back of head, ears and nape of
neck?are dressed by the fore limbs ex
actly In the same way that a cat does
"These toilet operations often take
half or three-quarters of an hour.
When complete, there Is a short time of
rast, then a long stretch and a yawn,
fore legs first, then the hind legs;
finally, the whole body 1? raised Into
an arch, after which the animal be
gin* to move off for another feed."
Rossini and Meyerfo??r.
Rossini, walking one day on the bou
levard with the musician Braga, was
greeted by Meyerbeer, who anxiously
Inquired after the health of his dear
Rossini. "Bad, very bad," answered
the latter. "A headache, a side ache
and a leg I can scarcely move." After
a few moments' convcrsatlor. Meyer
beer passed on, and Braga asked the
great composer how It was he had sud
denly become so unwell. Bmlllngly
Rossini reassured his friend: "Oh, I
couldn't be hotter. I only wanted to
please Meyerbeer. He would be so
glad to see me smash up."
The Mobs In Servla,
Servian peasants help each other by
means of an institution kuown as the
moba. A man who has not hands suf
ficient to plow or reap his farm calls
in the moba?that Is to say, Invites all
bis neighbors to come and help him.
He pays nothing for this service, pro
viding only generous supplies of food
and drink; hut when any of them ap
ply for the moba it is understood that
he will take bis turn.
Not In Har KSxBt?rl?a?o.
"This proverb," said Mrs. Hiram Of
fen over her evening paper, "always
makes me tired."
"What proverb's that, dear?" asked
" 'Too many cooks spoil the broth.*
I don't believe there ever was such a
thing as too many cooks."?Philadel
WONDERS OF SLEEP.
The I'.lteotH of Slumher Upon the
Brnin and tlie Heart.
"Shakespeare," said a scientist, "call
ed sleep the ape of death. That is a
striking name for a striking thing.
Sleep is a wonderland. Let us explore
"Self hypnotism Is a mysterious force
that we can exercise on ourselves in
sleep alone. We are all self Hypnotists.
We all, on certain nights, tell ourselves
Urmly that we must not oversleep, that
the next morning?at 4, at 5 or (5 pre
cisely- we must wake up. And we do
wake up. Our sleeping selves respond
to the hypnotic suggestion made the
night before by our waking Belves.
That is mysterious and striking, isn't
it? SI ill more mysterious and striking,
though, is the fact of our keeping track
of the time somehow in our slumber.
How on earth do we do this?
"It is impossible to do without sleep.
Men have slept standing, walking, even
running. They have slept In buttle, un
der fire, with guns roaring on all sides.
They have slept in unendurable and
"There Is no torture equal to that
which the deprivation of sleep entails.
The Chinese are the crudest folk on
earth and the most Ingenions of tor
turers. Well, the Chinese place the dep
rivation of sleep at the bead of their
"Sleep is a state of rest. The heart
rests in sleep. The heart is a rhythmic
muscle, not one that never reposes, but
one that works at short shifts, like a
puddler, a moment on, a moment off.
Well, when we sleep the heart's shifts
of rest aro redoubled. It works, then,
one on, two off, getting, Indeed, pretty
nearly as much repose as we do.
"Tho brain In sleep becomes pale
and sinks below tho level of tho skull.
When wo are awake tho'braln Is high
and full and ruddy.
"Not only tho brain and heart, but
even tho tear glunds, rest in sleep.
That Is why when wo awake we al
ways rub out eyes. Tho rubbing Is on
Instinctive action that stimulates tho
Stagnant tear glands and cnuses them
to moisten properly our eyes, all dried
from their Inaction."?Buffalo Nows.
Cathaiino Parr, the Blxth wlfo of tho
much married Henry VIII., owed more
to her Intellectual than to her personal
eharmB. She was not good looking,
but had n pleasant faco and a world
of tact. So skillfully did sho manago
her troublesome husband ns actually
to turn him against some of the most
truste<l of his own officials. Onoe an
order was made out for her arrest on
a charge of heresy, but she got news of
the matter and so clovorly flattered
and soothed Henry as to effect a com
plete reconciliation, and when the offi
cers came to serve tho order ho drove
them out with curses and thront?.
Brave or Reckless f
When a young man on a small sal
ary and with the future very uncer
tain gets married we claim he Is as
reckless as If he Jumped Into water
and couldn't swim. The romantic may
call it courage, but It Is pure reckless
All Broke Up.
"She was very much affected, waa
She not, nt the bad news?"
"I should say so. Her eyes dropped,
her voice broke, her face fell, and Anal
ly she burst Into tears."?Baltimore
Nothing multiplies so mnch as kin
The Proocii la Neither Difficult Nor
Tho chemical analysis of milk is not
complicated nor difficult. First (ho
chemist weighs n small dish, cup or
saucer and carefully notes down the
results In ounces, grains and fractions
of grains. Next ho pours In sonn? mill;
to bo analyzed and again carefully
notes down the result. Ily subtracting
the weight of the dish from that of
both the weight of the milk Is found
and recorded. Next the receptacle Is
placed over a steam Jet, which evapo
rates the water of the milk, leaving
only the residue or "solids." Again tho
dish and Its contents nro weighed, and
by a simple calculation the percentage
of solids Is ascertained.
The "solids" of the milk have been
found by innumerable analyses to
average about 13 per cent, and while
the fat varies In milk from different
cows the solids left after extracting
the fat are found to he a very constant
quantity, seldom falling below 10 per
cent or over 14. This gives the chem
ist n positive basis for his calculations
and enables him to state with great
certainty whether or not tho milk has
The fat or oil In milk Is determined
by dissolving It by menus of ether, the
residue remaining after such test be
ing termed "solids other than fat."
Tho average fat or oil found in milk
from cows Is 0 per cent, and any
amount lo/s than 8 per cent Indicates
almost to a certainty that tho milk has
been skimmed. If analysis shows \\
decrease of fat It Indicates that the
milk has been watered, while If fats
and other solids together are low you
may infer that the skimmer has done
An ICnrly n?**irn?lir. 1.
In the early days of California the
daughters of the Lugos were sought In
marriage by the best families of the
state. It was a boast that they were
even courted In the cradle, as when tho
young officer Colonel Ignaclo Vallejo,
being In Ban Luis OblBpo on the ocoa
sion of the birth of a daughter to tho
Lugos, asked her father for the hand
of the day old baby, provided when the
tlmo camo to fulfill tho contract tho
scnorita should bo willing. Tills seem
ingly Absurd betrothal took place. The
child grew up to be an Intelligent ns
well ns attractive young woman, mar
ried hor botrothed and became the
mother of many children, among them
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.
Binding n I??r?nlii.
In tho book of Ruth a shoo Is men
tioned as being handed over to ratify
a bargain, and the custom in a sense
seems to have been repeated later, for
in the year 1008 certain bishops were
put into possession of their sees by re
ceiving a glovo. Theso may have been
richly Jeweled gloves, for auch formed
part of tho episcopal habit, and when
some abbots thought fit to array them
selves In similar hand covering pecul
iar only to bishops they were forbid
den their use by the council.
Prospective Purchaser?You My this
la a healthy place, yet the man next
door is confined to his bed. Bow do
you account for that? Real Estate
Agent?Oh, he's a doctor and is slowly
dying of starvation. Chicago New?.
Deliberate treachery entails punish
ment upon the traitor. There Is no pos
sibility of osoaptog it, even In the high
est rank to which the consent of socie
ty can exalt the meanest and the worst
a boston landmark
HI8TORY OF A FAMOUS OLD ELM
DESTROYED BY THE WIND.
This Celebrated Tree, IlellcTed to
Hare ISxIated Before the Settlement
of the City, Wim Blotrn Down In
the Great Storm of INTO.
Feb. 15, 1870, was a fmdl day for lo
cal historians in Boston, for the news
papers announced the next day that at
nbout 7 o'clock the previous evening
Iho old elm on Boston Common had
becn.destroyed by a great storm which
swept over the city at that time. Bo
many eulogies, both oral and written,
were delivered on this most ancient of
Boston's landmarks, and It wus real
ized that a connecting link with the
remote past Wfl3 gone forever.
It is not known when tho tree began
to grow, but an old Boston tradition
was that the wife of Thomas Hancock,
tho eminent merchant, who was Lydia
Henchman before her marriage, claim
ed that her grandfather, Hezeklah
llenchmuii, planted the tree when he
was a boy. This would have made tho
treo just 200 years old at the tlmo of
It is probable that some of the many
persons on record as being publicly
executed on Boston Common looked on
(he fair world for tho last time when
standing beneath Its hrauehos, for It
was one of the largest trees, if not the
largest, in the town, and It stood on
Its outskirts, and also In 1722 it must
have been a prominent object in Hus
ton, for Bonner's map of tho town,
published in that year, shows it as a
In 1825 tho flrst recorded measure
ment of the old elm showed Its di
mensions to bo as follows: Height, <">3
feet; circumference, 21 feet 8 inches ;\t
2 feet 0* inches from the ground, and
the extreme diameter of the branches
was 86 feet. At this time iL was said
of tho tree that '"this pride of our Com
mon is pronouuced by judges to be as
uandsomo In form as It Is large in size
and venerable in age, and It may be
worth the remark, notwithstanding all
tho buffeting it has received from
storms and huriicaues for more than
a century, Its original beauty and sym
metry have not been impaired, al
though it has at times lost many of its
The treo was accurately measured by
the city engineer of Boston in 1855, and
It was found that It was considerably
larger than in 1825, its height being
ilgured at seventy-five feet. This
showed that it was still growing in Its
extremo old age.
The flrst serious damage the treo re
ceived was in 1832, when the largest of
I its llinbs was so rent asunder tbaf
j throe branches rested ou the ground,
but at much cost and labor they were
replaced In their former positions and
held together by Iron reds and bolts.
The great gale in June, 1800, Injured
the tree to such nn extent that its for
mer symmetry was destroyed, and at
this time the cavity In the trunk vras
! filled with several loads of material.
I On one of the branches which were
torn off at the time 190 rings were
counted, which Indicated the great ago
of the tree.
The opening of the centennial year of
the republic, 1870, found tho tree alive,
but decrepit, and It would probably
have been decorated ou Evacuation
day and the Fourth of July, but, as
stated at the beginulng of this article,
Feb. 15 saw its destruction.
The old elm fell at 7:17 o'clock in the
evening, its trunk pointing toward tho
Park Street church, and the force of
the fall shattered the trunk, while the
branches were scattered in every di
rection. The melancholy news spread
like wildfire through the city, and soon,
despite the storm, the fallen monarch
wan surrounded by relic hunters. Arm
ed with saws, hatchets and knives,
they quleklj- detached pieces of tho
branches to preserve as souvenirs. Per
sons were seen in the theaters laden
with boughs, and it was a common
sight that evening to see men in the
streets carrying limbs several feet in
length nnd ns large around ns a stove
pipe. Much of the tree was made Into
veneer, nnd one book at least of local
history has on Its back cover a large
veneer from the tree, bearing on Its
face a lifelike engraving of the same.
So passed the old elm, nnd Boston
mourned for its passing.
Dr. Jerome V. 0. Smith, mayor of
I the city in 1854. showed his interest in
I the old elm by having the tree care
I fully pruned nnd cleaned, nnd ho,
i caused to be placed around It an orna
mental Iron fence, octagonal in shape.
On the entrance gate was attached an
oval tablet bearing tho following In
THE OLD ELM.
This tree has been standing here for
an unknown period. It Is believed to have '
esliitcd before the settlement of Boston,
being- full grown In 1722; exhibited marks
of old ae*? In 1792 nnd was nearly destroy
ed by a storm In 1832. Protected by an
Iren Inclosure In 1854.
J. V. C. SMITH, Mayor.
Soon after the falling of the old elm
a young tree of the same species was
planted In the center of the inclosure,
and today it has attained n large and
sturdy growth. Coming generations of
Bostonians may be familiar with a
second old elm on Boston Common, but
It will always be the flrst old elm
which witnessed, very possibly, tho
first settlement of Puritan Boston In
A Popular Number
We Carry this Shoe in Stock
The instant Walker-Over Quality is known by you, the
demand is created. Walk-Over Shoes for Men possess
that appearance of Individuality that appeals to the Man
Who Cares. Its a pleasure to sell shoes that are a little
bettor than any other line in the world to retail at $3.50
Laurcns, ... South Carolina.