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Economizes the use of flour, but
ter and eggs; makes the biscuit,
cake and pastry more appetiz
ing, nutritious and wholesome.
This is the only baking;
powder made from Royal
Grape Cream of Tartar,
It Has No Substitute
Thoro nro Alum and kfioephate of Lime mixtures ?old at
? lower price, but no housekeeper regarding tho health
Of bar family can afford to nae thorn.
SOUTHERN ROAD TO
REDUCE ITS RATES
After First of April Straight Fares on
This Road Will be Two and
a Half Cents.
Columbia, Jan. 3. ?South Carolina
will get the benefit, so far as the South
ern Railway is concerned, of the reduc
tion in rates made by legislative enact
ment in other States of the South, but
without the turmoil of legislative agita
tion and without the expense of pro
President W. W. Finley, of the South
ern Railway, at a conference in the
Governor's oflice today, stated that on
April 1, 1908, the Southern Railway
would put into effect in South Carolina
the following rates:
For straight tickets, 2? cents per
For family mileage books, 2i cents
For 1,000-mile and 2,000-milo mileage
books, 2 cents per mile.
The conference was attended by Gov
ernor Ansel, Attorney General Lyon,
Chairman Caughman, of the railroad
commission, and Commissioners Sullivan
and Earle on the part of the State, and
by President Finley, Vice President
Gulp, General Counsel Thorn and Divi
sion Counsel Abney on the part of the
Southern Railway. The conference was
held in the office of the Governor and
was open, being attended by the news
Mr. Finley, in a conversational way,
put the proposition of the Southern be
fore the Governor, explaining as he
went along the reasons for the different
rates and the reasons governing the
railroad in making this proposition. He
explained that the Southern on account
of the fairness with which South Caro
lina had treated the railroads had a
disposition to give the State the benefit
of the reduced rates, and consequently
the Southern intends, without compul
sion, to put into effect the rates which
it has proposed as a compromise in
North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
He felt assured that the agreement en
tered into would be made effective in
these States, and perhaps in Virginia
also. The same- treatment promised
South Carolina would be given Tennes
see, which has also been liberal in the
matter of legislation.
Fever sores and old chronic, sores
should not be healed entirely, but they
.should be kept in healthy condition.
This can be done by applying Chamber
lain's Salve. This salve has no su
perior for this purpose. It is also most
excellent for chapped hands, sore nip
ples, burns and diseases of the skin.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Death of Charlie McCullough.
Mr. C. S. McCullough, mayor of Dar
lington, who was reared in Greenville
county, near Princeton, and who was
well known in Laurens, died of heart
affection last Saturday.
Stomach Trouble Cured.
If you have any trouble with your
stomach you should take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Mr. J. P.
Kioto, of Edina, Mo., says: "I have
used a great many different medicines
for stomach trouble, but find Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets more
beneficial than any other remedy I ever
used." For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Afte? a ten days' visit in Laurens,
Mr. Kail w. Sloan, who has been liv
ing at Darlington for the past six or
c'tfht yea-3 ieft this week for Oklaho
, ^, Oklahoma, where he will prob
ab'y Wcate for the future.*]
Jj&nator McGowan and Ropresenta
? *r'ives Cannon and Miller came up for a
day or so during the recess of the
General Assembly for Lee's birthday.
Mr. Archie Young, of Ninety-Six, is
visiting his father and other relatives
Will be "All the rage" at the
Have you tried it?
For Sale by
Dodson-Bdwards Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Croup and Whooping Cough.
Had a Personal Difficulty.
Special Agent W. C. Moore, of the
South Carolina Division of the Farmers'
Union, became involved in a personal
difficulty yesterday afternoon, in his
offices in the Vickers-Cauble building,
with several out of town men. Mr.
Moore was severely bruised about the
face. The fight caused a considerable
amount of excitement in the building.
There was no warrant sworn out by
Moore, however. It is understood that
he will consider this later. The police
did not take up the matter at the time,
but the names of a number of men
were placed in their hands, and arrests
The cause of the fight was purely
from a personal difference over a busi
ness matter, and unfortunately went
too far. It is said that the lie was
passed, and that this immediately pre
ceded the blows. All was over in a
few moments, and everything was se
rene about the office.
Aliud Your Business.
If you don't nobody will. It is your
business to keep out of all the trouble
you can, and you can and will keep out
of liver and bowel trouble if you take
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They keep
biliousness, malaria and jaundice out
of your system. 25c at Lauiens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Judge Kohlsaat Decision.
Chicago, January 9, ? Judge Kohlsaat,
in the United States Circuit Court, ren
dered a decision this afternoon in favor
of the government in the suit against
Captain Oberlin M. Carter, former
United States army engineer, charged
with having defrauded the federal gov
ernment to the extent of $700,000
The court ruled that Carter was not
entitled to the $400,000 in unregistered
railroad bonds and other securities
traced by the government to safety de
posit vaults and banks in various parts
of the country. Under the decision the
government will retain the securities
and the famous case, which resulted in
the conviction of Captain Carter and of
Greene and Gaynor and the imposing
of penitentiary sentences, is brought to
Funds of Captain Carter, which the
government claims were proceeds of
Carter's collusion with Greene and Gay
nor, are tied up by suits pending in the
federal courts of New York, New Jer
sey, West Virginia, Georgia and Illi
nois. By agreement, all of these were
consolidated and tried before Judge
Kohlsaat in the United States Circuit
Court in Chicago, about a year ago.
It is the claim of Carter that the funds
in question were given him by his
father-in-law, the late Robert F. Wes
cott, of New York.
The case grew c^l of the construcr
tion of certain river and harbor im
provements on the coast of Georgia.
The government prosecutors contend
that the army officer and the contract
ors defrauded the government in the
sum of $2,225,000, and that one-third of
the amount, or about $750,000, went to
Captain Carter. Special assistant to
the United States Attorney Goneral,
Martin B. Krwing, was assigned to the
prosecution of the cases, and, after
several years' work, $700,000 invested
by Carter in various States was traced
The hearing before Judge Kohlsaat
extended over several weeks, and scores
of witnesses were examined. The
judge, in his opinion, sajd:
"It must be borne in mind that the
transactions in this suit covered a per
iod from ^December, 1K91, to December,
1907, during which years a number of
contracts were let, and that even
though Carter was not in actual con
spiracy with the contractors, yet if ho
knew of the vast profits and the prices
allowed them on the earlier work it was
his duty to investigate thoroughly the
situation and sec to it that the govern
ment thereafter paid no more than was
fair and just. Even negligence, under
such circumstances, would have amount
ed to fraud. If, therefore, Cartor was
cognizant of the fact that the contract
ors were reaping abnormal profit from
the 1892 work, and that Wescott was
interested in that profit and was turn
ing it over to him under any kind of
cover or his share of said profit, he was
false to his trust, and should be held
liable to make good to the government
all the fruits of his fraudulent act.
"Without passing-directly upon the
question as to whether Carter had ac
tual knowledge of and connived at this
raid on the government, the facts
brought out are such that ho must, as
a conclusion of law, be held chargeab|o
with knowledge of what was being done
in the premises. This fact alono makes
it cloar that tho government is entitled
to a decree awarding to it each and
every one of said pieces of property
held by the receiver which shall be
found to have been purchased directly
or indirectly with moneys received by
Wescott or anyone else, or in any way
arising from funds made up as profits
realized by the contractors under the
contracts in the suit."
Mr. Wescott, mentioned in the opin
ion was Carter's father-in-law, charged
by the government with having made
investments of funds sent to him by
Carter, which funds, it was alleged,
were part of the funds diverted by
Carter and the contractors, Greene and
Don't Take the Risk.
When you have a bad cough or cold
do not let it drag along until it becomes
chronic bronchitis or develops into an
attack of pneumonia, but give it the
attention it deserves and get rid of it.
Take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
you are sure of prompt relief. From a
small beginning the sale and, use of this
preparation has extended to all parts of
the United States and to many foreign
countries. Its many remarkable cures
of coughs and colds have won for it this
wide reputation and extensive use.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Last Fighting at Appomattox.
The Petersburg Index-Appeal says
that the Charlotte Observer cannot pos
sibly prove that North Carolina troops
did the last fighting at Appomattox, and
"The writer of this paragraph was
on the spot, and knows what he is talk
ing about. The first fighting, as well
as the last fighting, at Appomattox was
done by Hampton's Legion, mounted
infantry, under command of Lieut. Col.
R. B. Arnold, Brig. Gun. M. W. Gary
being present and participating. In
fact, Gen. Gary ordered the charge un
der a misapprehension, and was in
formed of the surrender of Gen. Lee
in the midst of the charge. There are
members of the Hampton Legion now
living in Charleston?Stephen Elliott
Welch, Frank Taylor and others?who
know this to be true, and they ought
to put the fact on permanent record."
The writer of this paragraph is
'Dick' Barham, as he is called by his
old comrades-in-arms, the very capable
editor of the Petersburg newspaper.
We have no doubt that he "knows what
he is talking about," but that will not
make the slightest difference to the
Charlotte Observer. It never knows
what it is talking about when it comes
to matters of history. What it has
writ, it has writ.
The above fs taken from the editorial
columns of the News and Courier, and
will be of interest to many Laurena
county veterans, especially members of
Hampton's Legion, including the gal
lant Lieut.-Col. R. B. Arnold, who is
referred to, and who resides near
Princeton, just across the line in Green
How is Your Digestion?
Mrs. Mary Dowling, of No* 228 8th
avenue, San Francisco, recommends a
remedy for stomach trouble. She says:
' 'Gratitude for the wonderful effect of
Electrie Bitters in a case of acute indi
gestion prompts this testimonial. I am
fully convinced that for stomach and
liver troubles Electric Bitters is the
best remedy on the market today."
This great tonic and alterative medi
cine invigorates the system, purifies
the blood, and is especially helpful in
all forms of female weakness. 50c at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
?w?** KidneT?. r?relr,point 4c- weak kidney
V*rrw. The Kidneys, Uio the.Heart, and tho
?tomaab, find their weakness, not In the organ
Itself, but In the nerves that control and guide
and strengthen them. Dr. Bhoop's ReetoretTvo Is
m modtcino specifically prepared to roach these
controlling nerves. To doctor tho Kidneys alone,
Is futile. It is a waste of Uno, and of money as
If your hack aches or is weak, if the urine
scalds, or is dark and strong. If you have Symptoms
of Brlghts or other distressing or dangerous kid
ney disease, try Dr. Shoop's Rostorativoa month?
Tablets or Liquid?und see what it can and will
do for you. Druggist recommend and sell
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Awaiting a Purpose
It is a very common thin}? for money to
lie idle, awaiting a particular purpose. When
left at this bank, such funds are made to earn
interest during the waiting period.
The Bank of Laurens
The Bank For Your Savings.
Get Your Garden
Ready to Plant.
We have the seeds of the best
dealers--a full line of all the dif
Silver skin Onion Setsr
Yellow Danver Onion Sets.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Now is the Time I
I to Buy a Buggy
I or Wagon. ?
A Now that the money market |j!
% is getting easier, lay your plans }|
d> to get that Buggy or Wagon AS
$ you have been needing. We ?
# handle only the best and most j|
4 reliable grades and will take 4
pleasure in showing you our &
m stock' t
Yours to Please
H. Douglas Gray & Co. f
The Auditor's Office will be open
from the 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1908, to make returns
of personal property and real estate,
where any changes have been made
since last return for taxatic n in Lau
For the convenience of the taxpayers
the Auditor' or his deputy will attend
the following named places to receive
returns for said year, to-wit:
Reno, January 20, from 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
Clinton, January*21, from 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
Clinton Mills, January 21, Irom 5 p.
m. to 8 p. m.
Lydia Mills, January 22, from 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Mountville, January 23, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Cross Hill, January 24, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Waterloo, January^27, from 101 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Dr. W. C. Thompson's, January 28,
from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Martin's Store, January 29, from 9 a.
m. to 12 m.
Brewerton, January 29, from 1. p. m
to 4 p. m.
Sharpe's Store, January 30, from 9j
a. m. to 12 m.
Princeton, January 30, from 1 p. m.
to 4 p. m.
Tumbling Shoals, January 31, from
10 a. to 2 p. m.
D. D. Harris', February 3, from 10
a. m. to 2 p. m.
Abner Babb, February 4, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
V. A. White, February 5,'from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Cook's Store, February 6,'. from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Stewart's Store, February 7, from
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Young's, February 8, from 10 a. m.
to 12 m.
Pleasant Mound, February 8, 2 p. m.
to 4 p. m.
Lanford, February 10, from 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Ora, February 10, from 2 p. m. to 4
Watts Mill, February 11, from 2 p.
m. to 8 p. m.
AIT male citizens between the ages of
21 and 60 years on the 1st of January,
except those who are incapable of earn
ing a support from being maimed or
from other causes, are deemed polls,
Confederate veterans excepted.
All taxpayers are required to give
Townships and No. of School District;
also state whether property is situated
in town or country.
After the 20th of February 50 per
cent, penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
C. A. POWER, Auditor.
Dec. 11, 1907. 19tf
You can always find here any articles
in Agate, Blue, Gray and Tinware that
you may want for your kitchen at
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.,
In the selection of your personal effect
whether apparel or jewelry, you will
appreciate the Ui.tha ExcLVSIVBNESa of
Let us present the newest
models for your inspection
We also sell the Elgin, Wal
tham, Rockford and South
How about a good Mattress and
spring for your bed ? If you want the
kind that will last and give satisfaction
see our line before you buy, as it will
be money saved for you.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co,,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Ciouj>uih1 WllOOpUlfl Criigh.
Our Line of Sewing Machines
That are made of the best quality of material, and are constructed with less
works which keeps the" machine from getting out of shape. They are easy to
operate and on account of buying them in large quantities direct from the
manufacturers we get them at prices that enables us to sell you the best con
structed and best finished sewing machines for what you would have to pay
for a cheaper quality at other places.
Before you buy be sure to let
us show you our line.
Beardless Barley for Sale
and 500 bushels of Field
Peas at good attractive
M. H. FOWLER.
Write at once and learn why wo secure beat
. positions, und beat salaries for our graduates.
*l KlIGBNK ANUERSON. Pre3. ^
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all St*lo Courts
Prompt auontlon'jriven to all busiue s
If you are in need of a nice Monu
ment fojr loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JOKES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86: Residence 219.
Hocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Busy Medicine for Bu:y People.
Brings Golden Health and Renewed Vigor.
A specific for Constipation, Indigestion, T.lvcr
ind Kidney troubles, l'lmples, Eczoma, Impure
Blood. Hiul llrcatli. Slufffflfth Bowels. Headache
ami DttOkaohO. Its Ilocky Mountain Tea in tab
let form, :!."> cents a box. Genuino mailo by
UOM48TBR DltUQ COMPANY. Madison, Wis.
"?OLDEN NUUGF.TS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
Are cured by Chamberlain's Salvo. One npplica
iic .i relieves llie Itching and burning sensation
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Croup and Whoupiug Cough.
"Last Fall," writes Mrs. S. G. Bailey, of Tun
nelton, W. Va., "I was going down by inches,
from female disease, with great pain. After tak
ing Cardui, Ohl My I How I was benefited! I
am not well yet, but am so much better that I will
keep on taking Wine of Cardui till 1 am perfectly
Despite the envious attacks of jealous enemies
and rivals, Cardui still holds supreme position
today [as in the past 70 years] for the relief and
cure of female diseases. It stops pain, tones up
the organs, regulates
the functions, and aids
in the replacement of
a misplaced organ.
Write us a letter describing nil
your symptoms, and wo will send you
Free Advice, In plain sealed envelope.
Address: Ladles Advlsoi v I >epai I men!,
Tiio Chattanooga Medicine Co., < limit i
At Every Drag Store in $1.00 Bottles.
t i.Hl.nl ?lilpiM.r,
By theHUNDRED, THOUSAND or MILLION of the above three favorite 0
varieties. Grown in the open field and will Stand severe cold without Injury. Lot money 1
accompany your order; otherwise plants will bo shipped C. O. D., and you will have to pay J
roturn charirea on tho money.
Prices, t. o. b. Younfr'p Island, fl. C: BOO for $1.00; 1 to 4,000 at $1.50 per 1,000; !? tr\ S.000
at J1.26 per 1,000; 0 to 90,000 at $1 00 por 1.000. Special prices on larger quanli tieft. Kul! count
and Batiufnctlon guaranteed or money refunded. Folder on Cabbage < . by C. M.
Gibaon mallod iroo on application. Cheap express rutcs to nil points. Mail your ordern to
C. M. GIBSON, Young's Island?, ?. C. ?j
RED IRON RACKET f
' Sells for Less. = = = == Red Hot Values. I
Special lot of Earthenware,
2? 3) 4 and 5 gallon Churns | A
iooo lbs. ping Tobacco,
Baby Rnth, jo lb. boxes ?<
worth $3.25, onr Red ^ f| C
Hot price 15c ping 10c ?zr & box
T case Piedmont Cigarettes
with 1 c enpons in each package Asy
cigaretts, cost yon
Save 25 per cent. pack.
Come to Red Iron Racket for what
yon want, yon'll be apt to find it here
and for less money than elsewhere.
Wall Paper Deal. Jnst received a
'.g wagon load of wall paper at a
special price, hoc, 15c and 18c per
double roll, 16 yards. Now paper
Big lot of Brooms jnst received and
they arc going ont at clean sweeping
?Special Shirt Sale. Jnst received
1000 Men's Shirts, bought from a
Shirt manufactory that was hard up
for money which we bought at a big
Discount. We now throw this lot of
Shirts on the market at a sacrifice.
Lot No. 1. 35c
Lot No. 2. 42c
Lot No. 3. 47c
The above Shirts arc big values.
Big job in Ladies' Shoes,
$1.25 value, size 3-4-5, to go
Big job Men's and Boy's
Fur Hats, worth $1.00, our
Red Hot quick sale price* to
A Full House Clothing, Hals,
Shoes, Pants, all going at walk out
prices. Come epiick and gel you: lit.
Prices arc Red Hot.
Special lot Men's Pants now going
98c, #I.l8 and #1.39. Buy now and
.Special Whip Deal. Buggy Whips
8c, 15c and 19c each, worth 35 pel
cent, more money.
You must sec ill our new annex
our special offerings 5c, (oc, 131*, 1 ,se
and 25c assortments of useful house
Flower Pots 1-2 and 1 gallon sizes at 5 and 10c each.
Watch us this year roll the goods out at cut prices. Cash
commands Lowest prices. We are strong believers in Big Sales
and little profits
Yours for Business
J. C Burns & Co.
Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg, S. C.