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Overcoats and Un
derwear aO to 30 per
cent, reduction on all
Big February Sale.
Shoes and Hats 10
to 30 per cent, reduc
tions on all Winter
Shoes, Hats, Gloves,
Men's and Boys' Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings, Underwear, Ladies' Suits, Skirts, Cloaks, Furs and all Winter Goods at prices
far below cost. Don't miss this opportunity.
We are showing some new things in Spring Dress Goods at special attractive prices. Come and see.
Overcoats sold for $15.00,
Overcoats sold for $17.50
Overcoats sold for $20.00
Suits sold for $10.00
Suits sold for $12.50
Suits sold for $15.00
Suits sold for $20.00
Wright's Underwear, 1.00 grade, 69c.
Wright's Underwear, 1.50 grade, $1.15
Fleeced Cotton Underwear, 50 grade, 33c and 38c
All Wool Hosiery, 25c grade 19c pair.
Gloves, 38, 49, 79c and on up.
Some new things in Spring Hats, worth seeing
$2.00 to $3.00.
jS>lop>rlghled 1907 hv
gj SCHI OSS BROS t CO.
Fine Clothes Makers
Oalllmoie and New York
Linenette in White and Colors
36 inches wide, fine for Skirts and Suits, dark
blue, light blue and pink, price 12 l-2c and 15c.
25 pieces of beautiful styles and qualities just
received, each priced specialty 10 to 25c. Here is
where you get the best values we have ever offered.
36 inch Black Taffeta Silk, our regular $1.25
quality, we are making special price $1.00.
We have two or three fine 9 x 12 Art Squares
at $19.98. Sold at $25.00.
50 pieces of beautiful Persian Lawns,
45 inches wide, special price
New Voile Skirts
Beautiful lot of New Voile Skirts in all the new
est styles, prices $6.00 to $16.50.
One of the season's newest materials for
evening suits, comes in all the popular [- rw^
colors, price OvIC
Just received a big lot Ladies' fine hose for spring
in pure silk, silk lisle and gauze lisle, prices from
25c to $1.50, we have them in all colors.
Big lot of New Net Waists, beautiful styles.
Prices $3.50 to $5.00.
Big lot of Ginghams worth 12 l-2c, our |Ar
special for IvJC'
one half price.
The special prices are all for
spot cash, so please do not expect
to have goods that are marked at
big reductions charged.
All ladies' and
at 25 to 50 per
TITLES OF LONG AGO
Some of the Ancient Styles of
FANTASTIC AND RIDICULOUS.
In Spain a* One Time the Appella
tions Applied to the King Became
So Servile That Philip III. Sup
pressed Them?Caesar and the Title
Shenstone In hie quaint essay on
"Adventure," printed with long s's In
the year 1802, says, "It Is a very
convenient piece of knowledge for
a person upon a Journey to know
the compilations with which it is
proper to address those he happens to
meet by the way." The author found
himself well or 111 used in proportion
as he happened or not to suit his salu
tations to people's Ideas of their own
"It may not be imprudent," he says,
"to accost a passenger with a title su
perior to what lie may appear to claim.
This will seldom fail to diffuse a won
derful alacrity in his countenance and
he perhaps a method of securing you
from any mistake of greater Impor
tance. I was led into these observa
tions," uo remarks, "by some solici
tudes I lately underwent on account
of my ignorance in these peculiarities.
Being somewhat more versed in books
than I can pretend to he in tho orders
of men, it was my fortune to under
take a journey which I was to perform
by means of Inquiries." After enumer
ating the mishaps that befell him on
account of misplacing the titles
"friend," "honest friend," "honest
man," "dame," "madam," "sir," "sweet
heart," etc., he says naively that he
was within a foot of rushing down a
precipice by calling another "for
"When you reflect upon this subject,"
ho continues, addressing the public of
his day as a sympathetic friend, "lenrn
to be wise from others' harm and do
not forget to observe decorum on ev
ery occasion. In the meantime you
may if you pleaso consider the vnst
importance of superior titles when
there Is no one so inconsiderable hut
thero is nlso a mind it can Influence."
Tho rrincoRs Elizabeth in an tin
datod letter from "Ilatlllde" sends by
request her picture to Queen Mnry and
concludes the carefully worded epistle
with: "And thus I will (trobllng your
ma lest le I fere) end with my most
humble thankes, besechlng God long
to preserve you to his honor, to your
consort, to the roalmo's profit and to my
Joy. Your Malostlo's most humble sis
ter and seruante."
St. Foix tells us, says the elder Dis
raeli, that kings were usually address
ed by tho titles Of most illustrious,
jour serenity or your grace. The ap
pellation of your majesty was estnb
llshed by that Tiberius of France,
Louis XVI., whose nutnners wero of
the most sordid nature. Ho distinct
wero once the titles of highness and
excellence that when Don Juan, broth
er of Philip II,, was,permitted to take
up the latter and the City of Granada
saluted him as your highness It occa
sioned such serious Jealousies at court
that had he persisted in It he would
have been condemned for treason.
T7j>tll ifeo reign Qf Con^antln? th,o
prefix Illustrious belonged only to
those who had made a splendid reputa
tion In arms or in letters.
In Spain the affectation of titles
grew to such a degree that Philip III.
published an act which forbade servile
and ridiculous attributes, reducing
them to the simple "the king our lord."
Ferdinand and Isabella were high
nesses only. Francis I., who styled
himself tho first gentleman in his king
dom, saluted Henry VIII. as your mnj
Ancient Portuguese writers give fan
tastic accounts of the kingdom of Mo
nomotapa, "a native African kingdom
famous for its gold minon, lying in
the lower Zambozl basin and chiefly
in tho present Mashonaland. The king
of this region is surrounded by mu
sicians and poets, who thrive in his
atmosphere and who adulate him by
Buch refined flatteries as tho lord of
the sun and moon, great magician and
"Tho king of Persia is called 'branch
of honor, mirror of virtue, rose of de
light.' Ills majesty of Ava is called
God and in his correspondence with
royalty styles himself king of kings
and Insists upon being obeyed, as lie
attends to tho preservation of animals
?an ambiguous conclusion, to which
foreign royalty might reasonobly ob
ject. He is also regulator of the sea
sons, tho absolute master of the ebb
and flow of tho sea, brother to the
sun and king of tho four and twenty
umbrellas. Te mark his dignity tho
four and twonty useful and often ple
beian articles are always carried be
fore the august monarch.
"The most striking titles of tho king
of Achem are 'sovereign of the uni
verse, whoso body is as luminous as
the sun, whom God created to be as
accomplished as the moon nt her plen
itnido, whose eye glitters Uko the north
ern star; a king as spiritual as a ball
is round, who when ho rises shades all
In tho ago of Augustinus "your eter
nity" and "your perpetuity" were not
unusual titles. A law of Theodore tho
Great begjns, "If any magistrate, after
having concluded a public work, put
his namo rather than that of 'our per
petuity,' lot him be adjudged guilty of
high treason." When Caesar had con
quered Rome and was put to dlno with
the gods ha had the good taste to in
sist on the removal of his new title,
"demigod," from his statue at the
Some Note* on "Origins."
"Ilumpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall,"
etc., has come down to us from tho
days of King John. "Tho Babes In
the Woods" dates from the fifteenth cen
tury, being founded upon facts, au old
hoiiHo near Wayland Wood, Norfolk,
having the whole story In carvings on
a mantelpiece. "Little Jack Horner,"
"Little Miss. Muffet, "Old Mother Hub
bard," "Mother Goosey" and "Goosey,
Goosey Gander" are each traceahlo to
the sixteenth century.
"Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have
You Been'/" belongs to the reign of
Queen Elizabeth." Three Blind Mice"
first appeared In a music book dated
1000. "A Froggle Would a-Woolng
Go" was licensed to l>e sung as fur
back as 1000. "Boys and Girls Come
Out to Play* and "Lucy Locket Lost
Her Pocket" both hall from the period
of Charles II. And, last of all, "Cin
derella," "Jack the Giant 'Killer,"
"Bluebeard" and "Torn Thumb" were
published by their author, Charles Per
rault, in the year 1607 ?London Notes
. . .*_- *? - .-r?K?SW .
A tissue builder, reconstructor, builds
up waste force, makes strong nerves
and muscle. You will realize after
taking Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
what a wonderful benefit it will be to
you. Tea or Tablets, 35 cents.
Palmetto Drug Co.
"Has my train gone yet ?"
"I guess not. One just pulled out,
but it belonged to the railroad com
pany. '' _
It's a good old world after all;
If you have no friends or money
In the river you can fall.
Marriages are quite common, and
More people there would be
Provided you take Rockv Mountain
Tea. ?Palmetto 'Drug Co.
"What is the world coming to?" de
manded an earnest reformer in a loud
"I know," piped up a little man in a
"What is it. then?" thundered the
speaker, thinking some of the enemy
was on hand and determining to crush
him out. "What is it?"
"Anend," solemnly replied the little
A Dangerous Operation.
A dangerous operation is the removal
of the appendix by a surgeon. No one
who takes Dr. King's New Life Pills
is ever subjected to this frightful or
deal. They work so quietly you don't
feel them. They cure constipation,
headache, biliousness and malaria. 25c.
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
KILL the COUCH
and CURE the IUHCS
w,th Dr. King's
AND ALL TKrfOA r AND LUNG TROUBLES.
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
Stomach troublo 1? but a symptom of, and not
In Itself a truo disease. We thfnt of Dy?pep*la,
Heartburn, and Indigestion as real disease*, yet
they are symptoms only of a certain specific.
Nerve sickness? nothing else.
It was this fact that first correctly led Dr. Shoop
In the creation of that now very popular fitoinacfi
Remedy?Dr. Shoop'* Restorative doing direct
to the stomach nerves, alone brought that IUCC4SI
and favor to Dr. Shoop and his Restorative. With,
out that original and highly vital principle no
such lasting accomplishments woro over to bo hnd.
For stomach distress, bloating, biliousness, bad
breath and sallow complexion, try Dr. Snoop's
Restorative? Tablet* or Liquid?and see for your
self what It can and will do. We sell and choer.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colda. Croup and Whooping Cough.
A BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING.
Miss Ramage Becomes the Bride of
Miss Estclle Ramage and Mr. John
Willis Abrains were married at 7:30 last
Thursday evening at the home >. f the
bridcYs father, Mr. Albert Ramage.
Rev. E. C. Watson, of Laurons, per
formed the marriage ceremony, after
which an elegant wedding supper was
1 Among those present upon this inter
esting and beautiful occasion were:
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Biakely, Mr. and
Mrs. John Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Langston, Mr. and Mrs. Will Irby, Mr.
Gus Madden, Dr. B. F. Godfrey, Mrs.
Nealy Simpson, Mr. Ren Simpson, Mr.
and Mrs. Adair, Mrs. Americus Mad
den, Mr. James Abrams and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ramage.
I Mr. Abrami is a prosperous and pro
gressive young farmer, and he and his
bride have the best wishes of hosts of
Medicine That Is Medicine.
"I have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints, but I
have now found a remedy that keeps
me well, and that remedy is Electric
Bitters a medicine that is medicine for
stomach and liver troubles and for run
down conditions." says W. C. Kiestler,
of Halliday, Ark. Electric Bitters
purify and enrich the blood, tone up
the nerves and impart vigor and energy
to the; weak. Your money will be re
funded if it fails to help you.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
"Did you have a squally passage?"
"Well, there were thirteen babies on
the boat, and you can judgo for your
Grippe is sweeping the country. Stop it
with Weventics before it gets deeply
seated. To check early colds with these
little Candy Cold Cure Tablets is surely
sensible and snfo. Preventics contain
no quinine, no laxative, nothing harsh
or sickening. Pneumonia would never
appear if early colds wero promptly
broken. Also good for feverish chil
dren. Large box, 48 tablets, 25 cents.
Vest pocket boxes, 5 cents. Sold by
Palmetto Drug Co.
Notice to Clean Streams.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners for Laurens
county, pursuant to an Act of the
Generai Assembly of South Carolinn
providing therefor, has at its annual
meeting ordered and fixed the follow
ing peridos for cleaning streams in
sa'd county during the year A. D. 1908,
to-wit: That all streams in said county
he cleaned out as provided by law dur
ing the period beginning February 1
and ending March 31, and that thoy
Enall again he cleaned out within the
period beginning July 15 and ending
August 31, 1908.
Done at Laurens, S. ('., in annual
session this 9th day of January, A. D.
MESSER BABB, County Clerk.
Dr. King's Wsw LIVePHIs
Tho best In the world.
Did Their best.
COUNTY OP I.AUKKNK.
New Postal Ruling.
New Postal Law as it Affects Newspapers.
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within three months, monthlies within four months, bimonthlies with
in six months, quarterlies within six months - they shall not be counted
in the legitimate list of subscribers, ami copies mailed on account
thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second class postage
rate of 1 cent a pound, but may he mailed at the transient second
class postage rate of 1 cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof,
prepaid by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit
for subscriptions to his publication is not denied or questioned, but
his compliance or noncompliancc with this regulation will be taken in
to consideration in determining whether the publication is entitled to
transmission at the second class postage rates."
Kindly turn to the address label on which is printed your name
and the date to which you have paid for the paper. If you are in
arrears please remit all arrears by April 1st at latest as on and af
ter that date we will be required under the above ruling to drop
your name from our subscription list.
We do not wish to loose a subscriber, remit now before it slips
Yours very truly,
Laurens, 5. C.
Road Tax Notice.
After the- first day of March, which
is the expiration of the time for pay
ing Commutation Road Tax, the County
Board of Commissioners for Laurens
county, until otherwise ordered, as an
accommodation to those who have not
paid, will receive from persons liable to
road duty for the year 1908, the sum of
two dollars as a substitute therefor
all money to be paid to the count y
treasurer as road funds.
Done at I,aureus, S. C., in regular
session this fourth day of February, A.
MESSER BABB, County Clerk.
t CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENT, j
*t f-t'M ? *?*
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheriff of Eaurons county in the
coming Democratic Primary election,
and pledge myself to nbidc by the r<
suit of said Democratic primary.
J. THOS. PEDEN.
I hcrchy announce myself to the vo
ters of Laurens county for re-election
to the Sheriff's office for the ensuing
term, subject to the rules of the Demo
THOS. J. DUCKETT.
Simpson, Cooper ?& Bahn,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice ii? all State Courts
from pi attention given lo all business
If yon arc in need of a nice Monu
mont for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish il to you at very reasonable
prices. See mo.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Croup and Whooping Cough. |
Aristook County Maine
Seed Potatoes For Sale.
All Varieties. Prices right.
J. S. MACHBN & CO.
We have just received a large ship
ment of the best quality of Window
J Shades, in different sizes and colors,
with fringe and insertion, ranging in
prices from 25 cents to $1.25.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkcs.? Co.