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Red Iron Racket
Special Values 'in Tinware
and Enameled Ware in our
One car load of Trunks, Bags
and Suit Cases all going at
Red Hot Prices.
4 CUT PRICE STORES 4
Selling: Same Goods for Less Money.
RED HOT PRICES
Guaranteed Clocks going at $1.98.
Big Values in Glass and
Chinaware, Crockery and
One Set White China Plates..
20c Coffee, parched per pound.
26c Coffee, parched, per pound.15
Ten Cakes Washing Soap.20
Seven Cakes Octagon Soap.25
Seven Balls of Thread (good).05
Best Six Cord Spool Cotton, price
right, you come see.
$20 Gold Filled Watch, special, $12.97.
$1.00 Alarm Clock.60
Big deal in Cedar water buckets 19 to 29c
Special cut prices (in our new store) on
Tin, Class, Crockery, Lamps and
$25 Sewing Machine.$12.97
$35 Sewing Machine.$18.25
(Guaranteed for 12 years)
Red Hot Prices.
3 pounds Soda (good) for.10
Three Sticks Bluing, Good Luck_05
10c can of Lye, our price.05
Stick Candy at sweet prices.
10 lb box Baby Ruth tobacco (good) $2.97
See our 10c Show Window, any article
in one show window, 10c.
$1.75 Rugs going at $1.18.
$4.00 Guitar, fine instrument at $2.75.
$3.00 Accordeons, good, for $2.19.
$5.00 pair Men's Pants at $3.50.
$20.00 Men's Overcoats, special $16.00.
$3.00 pair Shoes (all solid) at $2.48.
$3.00 pair Ladies' Shoes (all solid) $2.25
One pair Ladies' Kid Shoes for 98cts.
One Trunk full of Shoes, your choice
($1.25 up to $2.00) for 98c.
Now For Red
2 Spools good Thread.05
10c (iood Luck Baking Powder.08
3 boxes Searchlight Matches.10c
One (5-foot Buggy Whip.10
5c package Gold Dust, cut price.04
18 lbs Granulated Su?ar for.$1.00
Three Plugs Baby Ruth Tobacco_25
Needles, Pins, Hair Pins, Key Chain 01
$1.00 Watch (Red Hot).68
One set plain Tumblers.18
One Set White Plates.18
2,000 Buggy Whips, special deal at
Red Hot Prices.
Laurens for Pretty
Girls, Red Iron Racket
10c Roll Crepe Paper, Red Hot.05
Big line WALL PAPER, 10c, 13c, 15c,
18c, 23c per Double Roll of 16
One nice Window Shade.10
One Linen Window Shade.25
One Linen Window Shade.39
One Curtain Pole, good.10c
One pair Lace Curtains.43
One Counterpane, fine Spread.98
One Counterpane, extra special... .$1.48
10c Roll Toilet Paper.08
(Two rolls Toilet Paper for 15cts)
Six Special Bargain Days This Week.
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Dress Goods, Millinery, Notions, Underwear,
Hosiery, Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Sewing Hachines.
Don't Spend a Red Cent Until You Get to
Red Iron Racket
We are located completely out of the High Priced District.
J. C. Burns & Co. Laurens, Greenwood, Spartanburg, S. C. All Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
Resolutions Adopted Setting Forth the I
Situation and Appealing to the
Farmers to Hold Cotton.
The Farmers' Union, in special ses
sion today, adopted the following reso
Uosolvcd. That the county Union
calls the earnest attention of all Union
men and farmers to the addresses re
cently issued hy President Barrett, of
the National Union; President Goodwin,
of the State Union, and of the commit
tee appointed at the last regular meet
ing of this body.
2. That conditions in the cotton con
firm estimates of the cotton crop here
tofore made by the Union pointing con
clusively to the fact that the yield will
be below normal, and this body feels
no hesitation in repeating its counsel of
two weeks ago, and of urging our peo
ple to stand by the action of the Na
tional Union and hold for 15 cents; and
'further advising that the banks are
now in condition to furnish all money
3. Heing fully persuaded th.'.t the
pernicious policy of selling cotton in the
early months of the year for fall de
livery has been the principal factor that
has made possible the beating down of
prices by the cotton speculator and
gambler, our people are urged to be
gin now a campaign of education
against this ruinous practice. Sell no
cotton for future delivery, no matter
what prices may be ofTered. The sales
last, spring at 18 and 12 cents did us
more damage thon all the cotton gam
blers from New York to Texas com
bined could have done without this le
ver to aid them. If this damage could
be restricted in its dreadful effects to
this one season, it would be insignifi
cant compared with the incalculable loss
it may entail upon farmers of the South
Remember, brethren, that there will
be other seasons. This struggle cannot
be confined to one year. This battle
must be kept up from year to year.
The man that sold last spring lent a
helping hand, (although not intention
ally) to our enemies, and will assuredly
lose himself. If cotton goes up he
loses: if it goes down the effect will be
for lower figures another season, and
then he loses along with all his country
You are not advised to hold cotton to
tho damage of your creditors. It is a
duty to meet our obligations, but it is
a time when the farmers may use
their influence with the merchants and
bankers to bear with us a little while.
If necessary, don't hesitate to store
and secure an advance. Those who
hold will yet realize 16 cents.
(). G. THOMPSON.
Laurens, October IS.
The blooming rose is beautiful,
Hut the blushing bride more dutiful,
All the crimson tint you like to see arc
Hy taking Rocky Mountain Tea.
Editor of AnvKUTiSKK: Will you allow
me space in your valuable paper to ten
der my thanks and heartfelt gratitude to
tho kind people who nobly worked to
save our home from destruction nnd
also to those who have so kindly helped
us since our recent loss.
J. M. WINN.
BRILLIANT WEDDING AT FLORENCE.
Marriage of Miss Blanche Morris and
Mr. B. Q. Peterson.
Florence, S. C, Oct. 19.?It has been
many months since there was a more
elaborate or a prettier church wedding
than the one of Wednesday evening, at
which time Mr. Bee Gray Peterson, of
Laurens, led Miss Blanche Ethelyn Mor
ris to the hymeneal altar in the First
Methodist church, on East Cheeves
Seven o'clock was the hour, and the
bridal party entered the beautifully
decorated house of worship promptly
on the minute and just as the clock in
the city hall tower was striking the
hour of seven.
The decorations for the wedding of
the night before had all been removed,
and the decorations for the Peterson
Morris wedding had quickly been put in
place. In fact the church was never
decorated more handsomely or with
more taste for a wedding event. It is
said that the decorations were the
handsomest and most elaborate that
have ever been seen in this section at a
The church was exquisitely decorated,
the color scheme being white and green,
and the potted plants, ferns and palms,
were magnificently hanked about the
altar, which showed to great advantage
with a white background.
In the center of the altar, suspended
from a graceful arch, was a large white
wedding bell, beneath which the happy
couple stood as they made their vows.
The bridal party entered the church
to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wed
ding March, which was beautifully ren
dered on the large pipe organ by Miss
The order in which they entered was
Mr. T. C. Switzer, of Laurens, with
Miss Nannie Meadors, of Florence.
Mr. Glaud Babb; of Laurens, with
Miss Lillian Peterson, of Laurens.
Mr. Edward Morris, of Florence,
with Miss Carrie Baker, of Latta.
Mr. James Dunklin, of Laurens, with
Miss Bertha Morris, of Lake City.
Mr. Bee Gray Peterson, of Union,
with his brother and best man, Mr. J,
H. Peterson, of Laurens.
Miss Blanche Ethelyn Morris with
her maid of honor, Miss Florence Bris
tow, of Bennettsville.
The damo of honor, Mrs. T. II. Ta
tum, of Bishopville.
Ushers, Mr. Rhett Babb, of I,aurens;
Mr. J, W. Thames, of Manning.
At the altar the bridal party circled
around tho bride and groom, and the
marriage ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Thomas E. Morris, father of
Just before the ceremony Mr. Wil
liam Gordon sang a solo, "Love Me,
and the World is Mine."
Tho brido was elegantly gowned in
white crepe do chine, and carried a
large bouquet of white bride's roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the
bridal party left the church and re
turned to the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Morris, on
East ('hooves street, and thence to the
('oast Line station, where they boarded
the train for the North, where several
days will bo spent beforo going to
Union, their future homo.
At 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon, prior
to tho wedding, tho bridal party were
given a dining at the home of Mr. and
The presents were numerous, costly,
and handsome beyond description.
Space forbids further description of the
costumes of the attendants more than
to say that they were handsomely
dressed in keeping with the bride's
costume, and carried lovely bouquets.
The groom and attendants wore full
evening dress, and boutonicros of car
Mr. Peterson is a rising young busi
ness man of Union. The bride is one
of Florence's most charming and at
tractive young ladies, and our people
are loth to give her up to Union. ? Cor
respondent News and Courier.
The Confederate .Memorial.
In Laurens, Clinton and Gross Hill,
the three largest towns in the county,
movements to erect monuments to the
Confederate dead are o^ foot. The
three monuments ought to be built, and
will be built.
The suggestion has been made that
the movements to build a hospital and
to build a Confederate monument in
this city be combined, and that a hospi
tal to be named "Confederate" be
erected instead. The suggestion has
merit, though there may he objections
to it with which we are unacquainted.
The suggestion includes, we believe,
that Confederate veterans be given
free accommodation and treatment in
the hospital when theyr.ecd it.
One point, however, we would like to
impress: The maintenance of a hospi
tal is very expensive that is, if it is to
take any other than "pay" patients. If
it does not take others, it is of course a
mere convenience, and a very valuable
one; not a charity. The support of a
free hospital or two is a severe tax,
even on towns of the size of Columbia
But the hospital is greatly needed.
No institution is of so much general
benefit, perhaps. We simply must have
a hospital in Laurens. Upon that every
body seems to be agreed.
The question then is whether or not
it would not be wise and expedient to
use all our resources in the hospital en
terprise, and wo arc sure that it would
be a very fine and beautiful memorial
to the Confederate soldiers. The liv
ing veterans would probably favor the
idea in preference to the monument,
especially as there are to be Confeder
ate monuments elsewhere in the; county.
But one thing should be understood:
(The name "Confederate" for the hos?
pital should not be joined with any
other name. It would weaken the val
ue and significance of the memorial if
a double name for it should be chosen.
"Pneumonia's Deadly Work
had SO seriously affected my right
lung," writes Mrs. Fannie Connor, of
Rural Route l. Georgetown, Term.,
"that 1 coughed continuously night and
day and the neighbors' prediction
consumption seemed inevitable, until
my husband brought home u bottle of
Dr. King's New Discovery, which in
my case proved to be the only REAIi
cough cure and restorer of weak, sore
lungs." When all other remedies
utterly fail, you may still win in the
battle against lung and throat, troubles
with New Discovery, the REAL cure.
Guaranteed by I-aureus Drug Co., and
Palmetto Drug Co. BOc. and $1.00.
Trial bot tie free.
?BITTERS AND KIDNEYS,
MOUNTVILLE NEWS LETTER.
Enorce Presbytery met al Presbyterian J
Church. Other Items.
Mountville, Oct. 21.-The fall session
of the Enoree Presbytery of 1907 is an
event of the past. The meeting was
held with Mountville Presbyterian
church, beginning Tuesday and closing
Thursday of last week. Quite a num
ber of ministers and delegates repre
senting the churches composing this
body were present, and were entertain
ed during their stay in the homes of the
Mountville people who were delighted
to give them all the generous and wel
come hospitality in their power. Be
sides the regular routine of reports, dis
cussion, business etc. two interesting
sermons were preached during the ses
sion. One by Rev. B. D. Reed of
Woodruff Tuesday evening and another
by Rev. Mr. Hope, Missionary to China,
Wednesday evening. Among the old
members in attendance on this body
were Dr. Davis and Judge Baily of
Greenville, Dr.Law of Spartanburg, Dr.
Adams and Mr. Wm. Boyd of Laurens,
and Drs. Bean and Jacobs of Clinton.
The five children who have beer1 here
for ten days under treatment of the
Mad-Stone for hydrophobia returned
Saturday to their homes at Joncsville,
Miss Adams of Thomaston, Ga., who
was recently elected a teacher in the
Mountville High School arrived here
Saturday and will assume her work at
The Mountville Farmers' Union will
hold a public meeting Friday evening
Nov. 1st. 1907. Pres. O. P. Goodwin
and others are invited to address the
people on the importance of farmers'
organization. The public is invited to
Mrs. Ella Davenport went to New
berry Friday to spend a few days.
MR. JOHN HITT INJURED.
Oil and Hosiery Mill to Open Soon.
A Lyceum Course.
Cross Hill, Oct. 21. Cross Hill will
have a Lyceum course this season. The
first attraction will be the Neil Litehfield
trip, on the 13th of November. Other
popular and well-known attractions
have been engaged and will be an
The oil and knitting mill here will be
opened up for business soon. Mr. C. D.
Nance is president.
Mr. J. D. Becks has opened up a
first-class boarding house and hotel.
Mr. .lohn Ilitt had his leg caught in
the gin last week, and received serious
cuts and bruises. He was taken to
Chester to the hospital for treatment.
Rev. Mr. McLin preached at the
Presbyterian church yesterday morning
Dr. J. I). Witherspoon, of Yorkville,
visited his son and family here the past
Mrs. W. T. Austin, Mrs. W. M. Mil
ler and Miss Belle Madden will go to
Spartanburg tomorrow, to attend the
Women's Missionary Union of Enoree
Miss Jnnie Pinson was in Greenwood,
shopping, last Thursday.
Mr. Edwin Simpson, of Laurens, is
visiting in town.
Mrs. K. D. Nance, Mrs. W. V. Payne
and Mrs. Lena Puckctt wore in Atlan
ta last week.
MAY 00 TO SPARTANBURG.
Traynham Guards Invited to Join Oilier
Companies for Military Display.
Capt. 0. W. Babb, of the Traynham
Guards, has received the following let
ter from Major Blythe, of Greenville:
Dear Captain: I am in receipt of a
letter from Capt. S. J. Nichols, of
Spartanburg, asking me to communi
cate with the Greenville, Union, Ander
eon, Laurens and Spartanburg compa
nies, in order to ascertain whether or
nut we can have a military display ami
a company and individual competitive
drill at Spartanburg on either the 6th,
6th or 7th of November, at which time
the horse show will be held there.
Capt. Nicholls is now endeavoring to
secure reduced rates from the railroads
for this occasion, and in addition to
providing subsistence and quarters for
the men at Spartanburg will offer cash
prizes of $75, $50 and $25 to the first,
second and third best drilled compa
The scheme is to have the companies
meet at Spartanburg on one afternoon,
have the next day for the competitive
drills and return to the home station
I think it would be a great benefit to
the companies if this scheme could be
carried through, ami I write to ask you
to take the matter up with your com
pany at the earliest possible moment,
and let me know if you will be able to
attend with your company.
Very truly yours,
10. M. BYLTHE,
Major First Infantry N, G. S. ('.
Capt. Babb Stated Monday that he
would bring the matter before the
company at its regular meeting Thurs
TUR LAURFNS MILL SCHOOL.
It is Now Under the Management of the
The Laurens Mill school opened Mon
day morning with Miss Mary Simpson as
principal, Miss Agnes Adams, Miss
Thames and Miss Irene Kay, assistants.
Misses Thames and Ray have charge of
the kindergarten department.
The opening exercises were held in
the auditorium and there were present a
number Of the patrons and friends of the
school. Devotional exercises were con
ducted by the Rev. W. D. Ilammett,
pastor of the Second Baptist church,
and Rev. J. E. Covington of Greenville
who has been in the city two weeks as
sisting Mr. Hnmmett in a series of
meetings at the Second church. Both
ministers also made short talks as did
Supt. R. A. Dobson of tho Laurens
City schools, under whose supervision
the mill school has just been placed.
By an agreement, entered into a few
days ago between the Mill management
and the board of trustees of the Lau
rens City schools, the Mill school will
hereafter he under the same manage
ment as the city graded schools. In
other words, this school is now a part
and under the control of the graded
As stated, Supt. Dobson was present
Monday and assisted in organizing the
school for the current term. Pupils will
be carried through the fourth grade in
this school, under present arrangements,
and then transferred to the city schools
for further advancement.
It should he stated that the Mill will
continue to contribute to the support of
the school in conjunction with the aid
given by the school board.
A CARD FROM DR. FULLER.
An Urgent Appeal to the Members of the
President Smith and Treasurer Hyatt
appeal to the honor and patriotism of
the members of the Cotton Association
and others who are interested in main
taining the great cause for which they
are contending so manfully. They say:
The light is bitterer than ever before,
and needs more money to carry it on,"
while the treasury of the State and
National Division is practically empty,
and they are left to their own personal
resources, with the alternative in the
last resort to withdraw from the field.
Fellow-Citizens! can you spare the
services of such men as Ilarvie Jordan,
E. 1). Smith and P. H. Hyatt in this
righteous war waged for our defense
against the robbers of the New York
exchange and their allies, the bucket
shops and bears, in every cotton market
of our Southland? If the sub-division
clubs will help, we beg you to send to
C. A. Power, county treasurer, or my
self, all the money on hand; and put
collectors in the field to collect money
for the purpose of carrying on the work
of the Association.
President Smith also requests all cot
ton growers, as a matter of prime im
portance, to inform him how many bales
each will probably make and how many
they will attempt to hold off the mar
ket. A. C. FULLER,
President Laurens County Division.
State of South Carolina,
Whereas, information has been re
ceived at this Department that, during
the second week of October, A. D. 1907,
the house of J.C. McDanie), in tho county
of Laurens, was fired into, and there
being reason to believe that the misde
meanor was an act of wilful violation of
Now, therefore, I, M. F. Ansel, gov
ernor of the State of South Carolina, in
order that justice may be done and the
majesty of the law vindicated, do here
by offer a reward of Twenty-five Dol
lars for the apprehension and convic
tion of the person or persons who com
mited said act.
[L. M. S.J In testimony whereof I
have hereunto set mv hand and caused
the Great Seal of tho State to be af
fixed, at Columbia, this 21st day of Oc
tober. A. 1). 1907, and in tho I32d yoar
of the independence of the United
States of America. M. F.ANSEL.
By tho Governor:
R. M. McCOWN, Secretary of Slate.
I Other county papers please copy. )
See our beautiful display of Swing
ing and Vase Lamps, in different sizes,
colors and decorations. S. M. & E. H.
W ilk es A: Co.
ahp CURE th? LUNCS
W1TH Dr. King's
Surest und Quickest Oure for all
THROAT and LUNG TROUB
LES, or MONEY BACK.
OUGHSand 60c & $1.00
(OLDS Free Trial.
|| ILeCaine& Pitts FurnitureCo.
The Furniture People.
8|n| Art Squares, Rugs, Blankets, Comforts, Mat
ttjk tresses, Window Curtains, Etc.
This is the Furniture Season, Cotton is bringing
in money. Come and buy that Furniture you have
been promising your wife that you would buy in the
fall. We have a complete line of Stoves, Furniture,
Glassware, Chinaware and other household necessities
i| which we ask that you see before you buy elsewhere.
4^ We will please you both in quality and price.
^ Parlor Suites, Bed Room Suites, Hat Racks,
2to Iron Beds, all kinds of Furniture:
?? Caine & Pitts Furnitue Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Notice of Executor's Sale.
Ry virtue of the power and authority
vested in us by the last will and testa
ment of John R. Switzer, deceased, we,
the undersigned, as Executor and Exe
cutrix, will sell at public outcry, during
the legal hours of sale, to the highest
bidder, on Salesday, the 4th of Novem
ber, 11)07, the following real estate:
"All that tract, piece and parcel of
land lying, being and situate in the
county of Laurens and State of South
Carolina, containing Two Hundred and
Thirty-Six (28(>) acres, more or less,
and hounded on the north by lands of
Walter Armstrong, on the east by lands
of W. H, Burdine, on the west by lands
of '/.. N. Gray, and on the south by
lands of Tom Armstrong."
Terms of sale:?One-half cash, the
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with interest at the rate of seven (7)
per cent, with leave to purchaser to
pay his entire bid in cash, the credit
portion to be secured by bond and mort
gage of purchase on the premises sold.
Purchaser to pay for papers. Failing
to comply with bid, the land will be
sold on same or some subsequent Sales
day, at risk of former purchaser.
Over half of this tract is in a high
state cultivation, while the balance is
well timbered. A good portion of it is
in fine bottoms. It is well watered.
There is a nice dwelling and barn and
several good tenant houses, with wells
of splendid drinking water all situate
thereon, and is in one of the most de
sirable sections of Laurens county.
J. MELVIN SHELL,
Executor and Executrix.
October 7th. 1907.
Don't buy anything to furnish your
house with before vou see our line and
get our prices. We will take pleasure
in showing you at any time. S. M. &
B. H. Wilkes & Co.
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State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mary E. Pitts, ct al, Plaintiffs,
William M. Hellams, ct al, Defendants.
Pursuant to Decree of the Court in
the ahove stated case, I will sell at
Eublic outcry to the highest bidder, at
raurenB C. H., S. C. on Salesday in
November, next, being Monday the 4th
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property, to wit:
All that tract or plantation of land
situate, lying and being in Laurens
county, State of South Carolina, con
taining Thirty-three and one-half (33J)
acres, more or less, and bounded on the
north by lands of A. C. Garlington, on
the east by lands of Poole Thomas, on
the south ny lands of J. T. Dagnall, on
the west by lands of L. S. Holt.
Terms of Sale:?One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage of the
purchaser over the said premises, bear
ing legal interest from date, with leave
to purchaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers. If
tho terms of sale are not complied with,
the lnnd to be resold on same or some
subsequent Salesday on same terms, at
risk oi former purchaser.
JOHN F. HOLT,
C. C. C. P. and G. S., LaurensCo. S. C.
Dated, this Oct. 7, 1907.
Pursuant to an order of 0. G, Thomp
son, probate judge, we will sell nt the
late residence of John Hollingsworth,
deceased, commencing at 10 O clock a.
m., on Tuesday, tho 12th day of No
vember, 1907, the personal estate of
the intestate, consisting of two mules;
three head of cattlo, including one milk
cow; one surrey; one buggy and harness;
one two-horse wagon: farm imple
ments; one piano; household and kitch
en furniture. Terms cash.
M. H. Stone,
J. C. HOLUNGSWOKTM,
October 21, 1907.