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A GREAT LINE OF
New Springs Goods Arriving Every Day
It will pay you to keep close watch
on what we will offer this spring.
Specials in Bargain Basement:
50 dozen Ladies' Collars, 25c.
values, Bagain Basement Price
A large line of new Curtain
Swiss, 12\c value, Bargain Base
ment Price 10c.
25 dozen Fancy Table Covers,
35c. value, Bargain Basement
25 dozen small Fancy Table
Covers,20c value, Bargain Base
ment Price 10c.
Calico, Bargain Basement Price
A big shipment; of Men's Pants,
$2.00 value, Bargain Basement
Meet me at
Minter's Bargain Basement.
J. E. WINTER &
Our March Letter to Spot Holders.
Dear Sir: We are just entering the
month which one year ago showed the
largest receipts of any similar month
in the history of cotton marketing.?
During the month of March, 1905, there
came into sight one million, one hun
dred and seventy-eight thousand bales
und for the month of April, eight hun
dred and sixty-six thousand bales. In
other words, if the receipts this year
are as large as they were one year ago
during those two months it would
practically absorb every bale of
cotton in the south, as all of the crop
has now come into sight and been
counted except 2,000,000 bales. During
the past few weeks receipts have been
unusually heavy due to heavy sales by
merchants and the rushing of cotton to
the southwestern ports by large buyers
who had accumulated considerable cot
ton in the interior of Texas.
The large sales of cotton last week at
New Orleans, showed conclusively the
tight position the exporters are in as
they could not get what they wanted in
the interior of the states east of the
Mississippi river. If you and your
neighbors who are holding will tighten
up your grip for the next 30 days and
thereby decrease the receipts, cotton is
sure to advance in price. The buyers
are in the hole now. They have about
exhausted their supplies, while they are
due the spinners heavy shipments of
contract cotton which has not been
bought. To some it may be tiresome to
continue to wait for an advance and
many have grown nervous and some
sold in the face of recent depressions.
But all great victories are won only af
ter a hard struggle. Remember last
year when cotton sold at 7 cents in
March, those who held in face of a 14,
000,000 bale crop received 10} cents
early in July. This year the crop is
3,600,000 bales less, and whore we had
unsold one year ago nearly 5,000,000
bales we have now only 2,000,000 bales;
and of this amount not over 1,250,000 is
in the hands of the spot holders, or just
about the amount of cotton sold during
the month of last March.
The legitimate cotton situation is the
strongest the world has ever known.
Many mills have sold their entire out
put on heavy goods as far ahead as
next December and light goods to Feb
ruary, 1907. Spinners are generally op
posed to any depression in the cotton
market, such as has been done by
speculation during the past few weeks,
as the prices of all cotton goods are
abnormally high and trade unpreced
ented. The mills are now demanding
their contract cotton under the "call
ing" system established during the past
year or two. The exporters cannot live ]
up to their contracts to furnish this cot
ton if spot holders continue firm, con
sequently they are moving heaven and
earth to break the future markets, hop
ing by this means to demoralize the
cotton trade and stop spinners from
"calling" their cotton until spot holders
have become panic stricken and given
the middlemen the means wherewith to
live up to their agreements. In other
words, the big exporters are crowded
GO close to the wall that they are will
ing to ruin the business of their cus
tomers in the hope that cancellation ot
yarn and cloth contracts will make it
unnecessary for the middlemen to fur
nish raw material on schedule time,
something that it is impossible with the
farmers holding their cotton so stub
bornly. The mills want the cotton,
must have it and will pay fifteen cents
per pound to secure the small remnant
of the unsold balance of the present
crop. The man who is on the hot grid- i
die is the exporter who has agreed to
deliver it. Then' are two highly im
portant matters that must he handled
right in the next two months, one is to
hold the spots tight and force light re
ceipts and a stronger market the Other
is to hold down Iiie cotton r.creago un
der last year at least ten per cent and
increase the food supply crops. If these
two things are done the day of fifteen
cents cotton is near at hand. Fifteen
cents for the remnant of the crop re
maining unsold will not in any way in
terfere with consumption and if the
staple is held tightly as is now being
done in the old states that price will be
paid. The Association decided not to
accept the proposition for 13 cents but
to insist upon all spot holders studding
firm for If) cents. So do not get dis
couraged. All will yet be well for those
Pres. S. C. A.
Atlanta, Ga., March 1st, '06.
A household necessity - Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts,
wounds of any sort; cures sore throat,
croup, catarrh, asthma; never fails.
Notice of Dissolution of Partnership.
We, the undersigned of the firm of
Caine & Moorman, beg to advise the
public that the firm of Caine & Moor
man, furniture dealers, has this day
been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.
G. I.. Pitts I>;iviihv purchased the inter
ests of Mr. J. 11. Moorman in said linn
the business will be continued under the
firm name of Caine & Pitts Furniture
We thank the public for past favors
and bespeak for the new firm a gener
ous share of your patronage.
W. i\ Caine,
.1. II. mookman.
Laurons, S. C, February 2h, 1906. 30-3
LEGAL HANOINQ IN ?REENVILLE.
Andrew Thompson, Negro Rapist, Ex
ecuted For His Heinous Crime.
Greenville, March 2nd. ? Andrew
Thompson, the colored rapist, who
criminally assaulted Mrs. Frank James,
wife of a respectable planter two miles
from Taylors, December 18th, 1905,
was hanged in the county jail yard to
day at 1:18 p. m. Death was pronounced
by County Physician W. L. Mauldin in
exactly 14 minutes. This was the first
hanging in this county for rape. The of
ficers here believe it to be the first law
ful execution for this crime in the
state. The husband of Thompson's
victim witnessed the execution today.
The condemned man said on the scaf
fold that he was ready to go and that
liquor caused his downfall. He con
fessed his crime a week ago to this cor
Bovd's Cough and Cold Mixture acts
gently on the bowels ?something that
no other cough remedy does. Ft not
only will euro coughs and colds, but is
recommended for constipation. For
sale by S. S. Boyd, Laurens, S. C. Get
a bottle and test its merits- money back
if it does you no good. Positively
nothing injurious in this remedy. 31-ti.
Notice of Application for
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will make application to the
Secretary of State, for the State of
South Carolina on the Hist of March,
1906, at 12.00 o'clock M., at his office in
the Capitol, at Columbia, South Caro
lina, to grant a charter for a railway
to be known as "Spartanburg & Glenn
Springs Southern Railway;" the line of
railroad of which proposed company
shall extend from the City of Spartan
burg, to the City of Aiken, through the
City of Spartanburg and the Townships
of Spartanburg, Pacolet, Fair Forest,
Glenn Springs, Woodruff and Cross An
chor, in the County of Spartanburg,
and the townships, of Jonesville Bo
gansville, Union,Cross Keys and Goshen
Hill in the County of Union, and the
townships of Scuflletown, Laurens,
Jacks, H?ntel- and Cross Hill, in the
County of Laurens, and townships No.
1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8
in the County of Newberrv, and town
ships No. I, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5,
No. 0 and No. 7, in the County of
Saluda, and the townships of Blocker,
Eilmwood, Moss, Pickens,Johnston,Shaw,
Wards, Wise and Merriwether in the
County of Fdgellold. and the townships
of Chinquapin, Wards, McTier, Shaws,
Aiken and Gregg in the County of
Aiken, all of said counties being in the
State of South Carolina, by the most
feasible route. The total length of
which road shall bo about 100 miles;
which corporation, if said charter is
granted, will have the power to con
demn lands for rights*of-way.
A written declaration and petition in
accordance with Section lit 17 of the
Code of South Carolina, will be filed at
or before the time of the making of
Witness our hands this 24th day of
February, A. I)., 1900.
J. B. Lee,
v. m. Montgomery,
A. L. White,
W. s. Montgomery,
Aug. W. Smith,
T. B. Thackston.
TO CONFEDERATE VETERANS.
Information About the Reunion to Be
Held at New Orleans.
The following circular letter has been
General Order No. 15.
Greenville, S. C, March 1, 1906.
Each annual reunion marks another1
mile stone passed in our lives. Last
we met at Louisville, Ky., and a glori-l
ous gathering it was. On April 25-2*1-1
27th, 1906, we will assemble at Now
Orleans, La. The promise is good for
even a larger reunion than last.
Each camp is urged to meet at the
earliest possible date, to elect its full
quota of delegates, and to insist upon
their attendance; it is a duty we owe
ourselves, it is a duty we owe each
other, it is a duty we owe to the mem
ory of the heroic spirits of our de
At eacli reunion, the absence of
familiar faces, the gaps in the line, the
thinned ranks of the marching column,
all admonish us that some day our
friends v. ill miss us, and we covet the
grateful tear drop of their tender rec
Hut in the midst of noble sentiment,
we musl ml forget the demands of
business, We cannot afford to neglect
our dues; for them are we kept in full
fellowship with our friends. The an
nual dues of 1<> cents on each member
should he forwarded at once to Gen.
Wm. M. Mickle, P. O. Box 1197, New
Orleans, La. The dues for the South
Carolina Division are 5 cents on each
member, and should be forwarded to
J. M.Jordan, Adjutant-General, Green
ville, S. C. No camp will be entitled
to rcpressntation to either the General
or Slat-' reunion, unless theso dues are
paid, and they are necessary to the
propel' enforcement of the purposes of
our organization. The exaction is very
small, too small to be a burden on any
one, und we respectfully press it upon
the attention of all our camps that this
matter cannot with safety to the life of
our organization, be neglected.
The General commanding takes great
pleasure in announcing to the daugh
ters, Miss Llewlie Bamberg, of Bam
berg, S. C., and Miss Elizabeth Orr
Henry, of Greenville, S. C, as your
sponsor and maid of honor respectively.
Also the following staff appointments:
J. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C, Aide
de-camp, with rank of Major.
Notice of the place and date of the
State reunion will be published later.
Thomas W. Carwilb,
Major General S. C. Division U. C. V.
J. M. Jordan,
Adit. Gen. and Chief of Staff.
Boyd's Cough and Cold Mixture will
cure that hacking cough. Has cured in
cases where others have failed. It is
non-constipating and is recommended
for coughs and colds in all stages. No
cure, no pay. Get a bottle from S. S.
Boyd. Laurens, S. C. Will soon be on
sale at all drug stores. 31-tf.
CAINE & PITTS FURNITURE COMPANY
Successors to Caine <& Moorman.
The New Furniture Store!
Mr. Q. L. Pitts has purchased the interest of Mr. J. H. Moorman in the firm of Caine 6
business will hereafter be known as Caine & Pitts Furniture Company
, and the
All kinds of
Furniture and Jewelry
will be sold cheaper
than ever known
To introduce the new company to the pub=
lie we will make the following: spe=
cia! prices on the lines named be=
low, beginning Monday,
$ 2.25 Beds reduced to $1.98
12.50 Dressers reduced to 9.48
8.50 Dressers reduced to 6.98
5.25 Wash Stands reduced to 3.23
Qo=carts reduced to cost so as to make
room for our large spring stock.
Now is the time to
purchase Japanese and
while they are go=
We have some very beautiful Couches in genuine and imitation Leather and Velour Sofas and Folding Lounges we would like to show you
before you buy elsewhere.
CAINE & PITTS FURNITURE COMPANY.
Ben-Delia Block Between Dodson and Palmetto Drug Stores. ' Laurens, South Carolina.