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The Red Hot Cut Price Sale Extended
Will close Saturday night 10 p. m., February 22d. Hurry up and avoid the rush. We are offering
thousands of good things at special cut prices way below their value. We place them before you. It's
your fault if you don't come and get them. Money saved in buying is money made.
RED IRON RACKET. J. C. Burns & Co., Originators of Cut Prices
Three big Cut Price stores==Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg, S. C.
Dramatic Scene Witnessed
An Editorial Directed at the Winding Up
Commission Occasion for an Un
Columbia, Febri'iry 13. ?During the
session of the Dispensary Commission
this afternoon Attorney General Lyon
denounced Mr. George I. Koestcr, edi
tor and manager of the Columbia Rec
ord, as "a most infamous and dirty
liar." Mr. Koester, who was present,
asked for the protection of the court,
and arose from his chair. The situa
tion was tense, and Commissioner Pat
ton also arose, as if to step between
Lyon and Koester. Mr. Lyon warned
Mr. Koester not to approach, and dra
matically told him that he (Lyon)
walked the streets of Columbia, and
was personally responsible for what he
There was no confusion during the
exciting incident, but the situation was
such that even the official expert sten
ographer did not get his notes straight.
However, the detailed account of the
affair is given as a transcript of the of
ficial copy of the testimony.
The incident grew out of an editorial
in the Record this afternoon. The pa
per was brought into the room while
the Commission was in session, and the
.ttention of Mr. Lyon was called to
the editorial. Mr. Lyon bad just come
into the room. He at once requested
the Commission to summon Mr. Koes
ter. This was agreed to. Mr. Steven
ion drew up the summons, which was
signed by Mr. McSween. The marshal
of the Commission went out to find Mr.
Koester and within half an hour re
turned with Mr. Koester, who had
come very willingly. He was exam
ined under oath by Mr. Stevenson, the
regular counsel for the Commission.
At the conclusion of his statement
Mr. Lyon arose and uttered his denunci
ation. The editorial criticised Lyon for
purchasing testimony against alleged
grafters by holding up claims. Koes
ter said his editorial was based on pub
lished reports of the Commission.
The portion of the Record's editorial
to which Attorney General Lyon di
rected the attention of the Commission
is as follows:
"The Record has been asked why it
assails the attorney general, and seeks
to hamper his attempts to have graft
ers punished. The insinuation in the
question is that the Record is in sympa
thy with the grafters. The insinuation
is too contemptible to notice. If expla
nation of the Record's attitude toward
Mr. Lyon is wanted it is easy to give.
If there has been graft the Record, as
much as Mr. Lyon or anybody else
wants it exposed and the guilty party
''But the methods employed to bring
about that desired result should be
clean and honorable and command re
spect. It is Mr. Lyon'8 methods to
which the Record objects. Wherever
the Anglo-Saxon civilization has spread
a common maxim of its courts has been
th<it it is better for a thousand guilty
men to escape than that one innocent
min should be punished.
"Similar in spirit is the Record's be
lief that it is better that all dispensary
grafters should escape than that at
tempt should be made to secure convic
tions with bought testimony. And that
is the game Mr. Lyon has been play
ing, first as a member of the investiga
tion committee, and now as attorney
general. If there was no political phase
to the matter he could not hope to se
cure conviction with bought testimony,
and it is only the political phuse of the
case that keeps his attempts to buy
testimony from meeting the universal
condemnation they deserve."
Grippe is sweeping the country. Stop it
with Preventics before it gets deeply
seated. To check early coldfl with these
little Candy Cold Cure Tablets is surely
sensible and snfe. Preventics contain
no quinine, no laxative, nothing harsh
or sickening. Pneumonia would never
appear if early colds were promptly
broken. Also good for feverish chil
dren. Large box, tablets, 25 cents.
Vest pocket boxes, 5 cents. Sold by
Palmetto Drug Co.
We don't believe that we have any
names on our list who do not expect to
pay for their paper, but the U. S. pos
tal laws say thot it must be done before
How Letters May Be Made Safe From
Even with the most unromantlc of
ub occasions sometimes arise when wo
should like to make some memoran
dum or write some letter which cannot
ho read except by those wo wish to do
so. Here Is a simple method:
Soak a sheet of note paper in cold
water and lay it perfectly flnt upon a
pane of glass. Place above it another
sheet, dry this time, and on the upper
sheet write your message with a fairly
hard pencil. You now destroy the dry
pnper and allow all the moisture to
evaporate from the wet piece. Don't
hold it to the Are, but let it dry nat
urally. If you then examlno it close
ly you will see not the faintest traco of
writing, but if you moisten the paper
once more and, hold it up to the light
you can read quite plainly all you
wrote. It will show up like the water
mark on a postage stamp. This meth
od, by the way, is sometimes adopted
by convicts. They use their gruel
cans instead of glass and a sharp piece
of wood for a pencil.
Another way is less dirty and even
more effective. Lay several sheets of
paper on a fiat surface and write upon
the top one. Then removo the bottom
sheet, on v?hlch no impression appears.
If you hold this in the vapor of iodine,
however, the writing will turn brown
and be quite legible. The explanation
is plain. The note paper contains
starch, which on being pressed turns
to hydramide, a substance which is
acted on by iodine in the manner de
THE PURSER'S JOKE.
Why Religioue Servloes Were Not Held
on That Trip.
On most of the big ocean steamers a
minister is usually found among the
passengers, and invariably he is called
upon on Sunday to conduct religious
service In the main dining saloon. Oc
casionally the man of the cloth seeks
the purser and asks if lie may conduct
a service on the Sabbath. A case of
this sort happened recently on one of
the Red D steamers on the run from
New York to La Guayra. A young
minister who three days before the
steamer sailed had taken orders from
a seminary, and a day later a wife
asked the pursor If ho might conduct
religious service on the following day,
which was Sunday. The purser re
plied that the dining saloon was at his
disposal and thnt the passengers
would be Informed. "At what hour
shall the service begin?" asked the
young minister. The purser rubbed
his brow a moment and replied that
he could begin at "nine hells." The
minister and his bride appeared in the
dining saloon at 0 o'clock In the morn
ing and'waited four hours for the con
gregation, which did not come. On
the following day he listened again for
"nine bells," but heard them not.?New
8ho 8old the Wrong Thing.
-"I shall never forget the breakfast I
gavo to a pretty girl when I first knew
her," the short man began. "It would
make your mouth water to hear what
It was?grape fruit to begin with, tho
most delicate of breakfast food with
cream, a choice broiled chicken?It was
a late breakfast?tho finest or fruit,
coffee. I can't remember the things
I ordered for her at that breakfast, and
what do you think she said when she
finished? She said: "You needn't havo
gone to so much trouble. I don't care
for anything but a couple of eggs for
my breakfast and a piece of toast."
"It was the wrong thing to say, I
will admit," sighed his wife. "I was
that girl, and I havo been living ever
since on a couplo of eggs for my break
fust and a piece of toast."?New York
Sheathing a Ship.
Sheathing a ship la covering the bot
tom with a sheath of copper. In all
seas, but particularly in those of the
tropics, the hulls of ships are liable to
tho attack of certain worms which
penetrate tho hardest wood and have
been known In tho course of a fow
months to damage tho hull so as to
render the vessel worthless. Coppor
sheathing protects the ship not only
against the attacks of these borers,
but also against decay, and Is especial
ly valuable in the caso of iron ships,
the metal rapidly oxidizing and becom
ing brittle when exposed to the action
of the soa vater.
"I thought," said the author as he
took back tho manuscript, "that the
story would Just about do for you."
"Yes," rejoined tho editor, "that's
Just about what it would do if we
printed it, but fortunately I happened
to read It myself, so I am returning it
to you for fear of accidents. People
are so careless."?Judy.
Starting Him In Buelneae.
Hrlde's Father (to his prospective
son-in-law, a young lawyer)?I am not
going to give my daughter a cash
dowry, but I have some doubtful claims
for $10,000 that I will make over to
you, and you can sue on them.
BULLIES IN BATTLE.
The Barroom Type of Rowdy When
Put to the Teat of War.
"The barroom bully Is an arrant cow
ard when put to the test of war." With
this saying of the late (Jeneral Rose
crans as his topic, a speaker at a civic
betterment meeting discoursed on the
ways of the average "bad man" of the
modern cities. He read from a writing
of General RoseeroiiB, familiarly known
as "Old Rosy," in which that officer de
scribed a regiment of men from Cin
cinnati In the civil war In which there
were many of the oarroom bully cIobs
who had been pressed Into the service
or entered ns substitutes to earn a few
hundred dollars. When these men
came face to face with the grim light
ers In gray of the Confederacy and
they realized that in warfare the rlllo
makes the puny weakling a match for
the muscular giant, the bullies just
turned pale and flunked. They couldn't
stand rifle fire any more than they
would the steely bayonet. Big, brawny
bruisers who hod been wont to swag
ger about town with chips on their
shoulders looking for some weaker ves^
sei to tackle fouud in the lire and
smoke of battle that, Avhlle their
frames and muscles were large, their
real courage was mighty small and of
the cravenly coward sort.
"Better take the pole faced, modest
mannered Sunday school lads wheu
you want real soldiers men who con
face the bullets or the bayonets of the
enemy?rather than the brawny red
faced bullies of our cities, who, when
they ni'e outdone In an argument, want
to resort to brute force to set lie the
question In dispute," wrote General
Rosecraus. aud he should have known.
CHANGED THE TYPES.
The Story of a Vengeful Wife and a
In the famous library of Wolfenbut
tel, in Hesse, is on old Bible which Is
greatly treasured. It appears that In
that passage In Qonesls whcr? Cod
told Eve that Adorn shall*DO her mns
' ter ami shall rule over her the German
translation la, "Und er soll dein horr
Pein." "Herr," which means moster,
does not occur lu this Bible, but Instead
there appears tho word "norr," which
Tho error was caused by a quarrel
between the printer and his wife In tho
year 15S0. The wife was vengeful,
and In the silent watches of the night
she entered the room where her hus
band hod been setting typo and mali
ciously changed "herr" to "norr." The
printer was arrested after the book
hod been printed and the mistake dis
covered, but his apprentice testified
; thnt he bow the wife steal into tho
composing room and alter the word.
The woman wos Imprisoned for blas
phemy and died In prison.
Orders were given that oil the copies
of the edition should bo destroyed.
This won douc, with the exception of
the one copy In the Wolfenbuttol li
Commercial Term In Law.
The plaintiff wos stating his ease:
"Your honor, I was walklug alongside
of tho waiting train when this man,
who Is n stronger to me, and without
any cause whatever, reached out of the
car window and planted a couple of
powerful blows upon my face."
"Your honor," expostulated the de
fendant, "I wos bo enraged by the do
lay of that train and the mlsernblo
service of thnt road In general that I
Just hod to glvo vent to my feelings
In somo way. I couldn't rostroln my
"I feel for you," admitted the Judge,
who had had occasion to travel on tho
same road, "but I nm compelled to
fine > ->u nevertheless. That pair of
hand tic downs will cost you Just $10."
?New York Press.
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If you have no friends or money
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Marriages are quite common, and
More people there would be
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"If you refuse me," said the young
man, "I shall blow out my brains."
"I'd hate to have you do that," re
plied the girl, thoughtfully, "and yet it
would be a good joke on pa. He says
you haven't any, you know." ?Phila
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. 26c.
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
I CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENS. |
***** ???*????*? ******* **
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens county in the
coming Democratic Primary election,
and pledge myself to abide by the re
sult of said Democratic primary.
J. THOS. PEOEN.
I hereby announce myself to the vo
ters of Laurens county for re-election
to the Sheriff's oflice for the ensuing
term, subject to the rules of the Demo
TIIOS. J. DUG KETT.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheriir of Laurens county in the ap
proaching Democratic primary, and
promise to abide by results of said Pri
JOHN D. OWINGS.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all Stale Courts
Prompt attention given to ?11 b.isine's
If you are in need of a nice Menu
meat for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. 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 county
treasurer as road funds.
Done at Laurens, S. ('., in regular
session this fourth day of February, A.
D. 1908. IL B. HUMBERT,
MESSER RAUP., County Clerk.
The State of South Carolina, County of
Laurens?By O. G. Thompson, Pro
Whereas, R. R. Fuller and C. M. Ful
ler made suit to me to grant them let
ters of administration of the estate and
effects of G. L. Fuller
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said C. L. Fuller, de
ceased, Unit they be and appear before
me in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens G. IL, S. C., on the 2d day
of March, 1908, next, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why the
said administration should not be
Given under my hand this 17th day of
February. Anno Domini 1908.
O. G. THOMPSON,
Notice to Clean Streams.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners for Laurens
county, pursuant to an Act of the
General Assembly of South Carolina
providing therefor, has at its annual
meeting ordered and fixed the follow
ing peridos for cleaning streams in
said county during the year A. D. 1908,
to-wit: That all streams in said county
be cleaned out as provided by law dur
ing the period beginning February 1
and ending March 31, and that they
shall again be cleaned out within the
period beginning July 15 and ending
August 81, 1908.
Done at Laurens, S. C., in annual
session this 9th day of January, A. D.
1908. H. B. HUMBERT,
MESSER BARM, County Clerk.
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OR MONEY REFUNDED.
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The beat in the world.
R. A. COOPER, C. W. TUNE, J. F. TOLBERT,
President. Sec'y and Treas. Mgr. Ins. Depart.
M. J. OWINGS
j. O. C. Fleming,
E. P. Wharton,
C. D. MOSELEY,
H. K. Aiken,
S. M. WlLKES,
C. E. Kennedy
J. W. Todd,
S. j. Craig,
D. A. Davis,
j. W. DuPrbe,
W. J. Fleming
J. F, Tolbert,
VV. A. Watts,
M. J. Owings,
R. A. Cooper.
Capital Stock $25,000
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds bought and sold. Loans negotiated on Real Es
tate?long time and easy payments. Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, can give you the very best Life and Fire Insurance contracts.
We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver,
Give Us Your Business and Help a Home Enterprise.
Novor, positively never poison yourlungs. If yoa
cough?ovon from a siinplo cold only?you should
alwnys heal, soothe, anneasotho irritated bron
chlul ttilxus. Don't Mindly suppress It with a
stupofying poison. It's slrango bowjjorno things
finally come about. For twenty years Dr. Shoop
has constantly warned peoplonotto take cough
mixtures or prescriptions containing Opium.
Chloroform, or similar poisons. And now?a little
lato though?Congress Bays "Put It on tho label.
If poisons nro in your Cough Mixture." flood 1
Very good! I HiTeaftcrforthisvery roasonmothers,
and others, should insistou having Dr. Shoop's
Couch Cure. No poison marks on Dr. Shoop's
labels?and none In the medicine, elsu it must by
law l>e on the lal>el. And It's not only safe, but it
Is said to be by thoso that know it bust, a truly re
markable cough remedy. Tako nochanco then,
I particularly with your children. Insist on having
nr. Shoop's Cough Curo. Compare carefully the
Dr. Shoop packago with others and note tho
difference No poison marks there I You can
always bo on the safo sldo by demanding
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Aristook County Alaine
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Cures Colds, Croup and Whoojjlu? Cough. '
Windy and Weather
On unpainted or badly painted buildings. Everything exposed to rain
and sunshine, to wind and weather, ought to be painted with the best
possible paint that money can buy. Years of experience have proven
Mastic Mixed Paint,
"The Kind that Lasts,"
is the best paint on the market for every sort of structure exposed to
all of those damaging elements. Mastic Paint combines the best mate
rials in the best proportions to withstand wear, to give a beautiful finish
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damp or dry. Use Mastic Paint and your buildings will always look
new and your paint investment will be a source of pleasure and profit.
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-FOR SALE BY
Dodson=Edwards Drug Company
Laurens, S. C.
EMllMI Header. I About ton day*
I'ine medium ?Ire. I later ?han K. Jer?o;
Excellent shipper, I A full aim larger.
Dellclou?for fahl?. I A m-noy mater.
gfr CABBAGE PLANTS
?f EARLY HEADERS
Calihaia. A larg ?
ytaldtr and a good
By the HUNDRED, THOUSAND or MILLION of the above three favorite
varieties. Grown in the open field nnd will Mnnd nevero cold without injury. Let money
accompany your order; otherwise plonta will be shipped C. O. D., and you will have to pay
return charges on the money. , _ ,_
Prices, f. o. b. Young's Island, S. C: GOO for $1.00; 1 to 4.000 at $1.60 per 1.000: 5 to 8,000
at $1.25 per 1,000; 9 to 20,000 at $1.00 per 1.000. Special priccaon larger quantities. Full count
and satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Folder on Cabbage Culture by C. M.
Gihson mailed free on application. Cheap express rates to all points. Mail your orders to
C. M. GIBSON. Young's Island, S. C. ?
New Postal Ruling
New Postal Law as it Affects Newspapers.
"A reasonable time will be allowed publishers to secure renewals
of subscriptions, but unless subscriptions are expressly renewed, af
ter the term for which they are paid, within the following periods
dailies within three months, triweeklies within six months, semi
weeklies within nine months, weeklies within one year, semimonthlies
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, and copies mailed on account
thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second class postage
rate of 1 cent a pound, but may be mailed at the transient second
class postage rale 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 noiicompiinnce 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, S. C.