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made with Royal Grape *
Gream of Tartar
- No Alum, No Lime Phosphate
Columbia Newspaper Man Llectcd to
New Position by the Oencral
Columbia, March 4.?Mr. P. II. Mc
Master, of Columbia, was elected in
surance commissioner this afternoon
and will bo the first to hold the new po
sition, which carries a salary of $2,500
per year. The office was created at the
present session of the General Assem
bly, and under the Act the commis
sioner is charged with all duties per.
talning to insurance companies which
now devolve on the Comptroller Gen
eral and other State officials and with
new duties imposed by the Act.
The contest for the offico has been
quite spirited and there were a large
number of candidates, all of whom
were actively at work as well as their
friends. It took four ballots to elect.
The two houses met in joint session this
afternoon at 4 o'clock and began to bal
lot, the following being the result of
the first ballot:
F. H. McMaster, 37; W. H. Gibbes,
of Columbia, 15; A. J. Fox, of Lexing
ton, 6; J. R. Lindsay, of Newberry, 7;
E. Capers, Jr., of Summerton, 12; L.
F. Townsend, of Union, 4; J. A. Camp
bell, of Marion, 14; H. S. Baird, of
Darlington, 6; W. M. Hutson, of Aiken,
6; R. B. Cole, of Barnwell, 15; J. W.
Mitchell, of Columbia, 2; N. O. Pyles,
of Columbia, 1.
The second ballot was as follows:
McMaster, 44; Gibbes, 9; Campbell, 18;
Fox, 5; Lindsay, 17; Kolm, 6; West, 7;
Capers, 10; Townsend, 3; Baird, 4;
Hutson, 9. Total, 152. Necessary to
The names of Messrs. Fox, Kobn and
West were formally withdrawn after
the second ballot. The third ballot re
sulted as follows: McMaster, 69; Camp
bell, 17; Gibbes, 6; Lindsay, 19; Ca
pers, 14; Hutson, 3; Cole, 26. Total,
149. Necessary to choice, 76.
The names of Messrs. Capers, Camp
bell and Hutson were formally with
drawn after the third ballot. The
fourth ballot resulted as follows: Mc
Master, 84; Cole, 45; Lindsay, 17;
Gibbes, 3. Total, 147. Necessary to
Mr. McMaster having received a ma
jority he was declared duly elected in
surance commissioner. The joint as
sembly then dissolved to meet at noon
tomorrow to continue the balloting for
United States Senator.
Mr. McMaster is one of the best
known and most popular young men in
the State. He is a native of F'airfield
county, a graduate oi the South Caro
lina College and holds a diploma in law
from that institution. He was at one
time in partnership with Senator P. II.
Weston, at the Columbia bar. and later
entered the newspaper business in Co
lumbia. As business manager of the
Charleston Evening Post he made an
excellent record. Several years ago he
became circulation manager of The
State, in 'which position he has also
done good work. He now holds this
position. Mr. McMaster during his
residence in Charleston represented
that county in the House of Represen
tatives and he has always taken an ac
tive interest in public matters. He has
an intimate knowledge of insurance
matters, having been private secretary
to Mr. Edward L. Gernand, general
agent for the Mutual Life in South
Carolina at ono time, and later Mr.
McMaster was special agent for the
Mutual Life. He is fully competent to
till the position, both by character and
ability. J. H.
DATH FOR REUNION FIXED.
Will Be Held in the City of Greenville
The Confederate Reunion will bo held
on August 11, 12 and 13, these dates
having been selected at a meeting of
the veterans and other citizens held in
the Board of Trade rooms last night.
The sentiment of the meeting was prac
tically unanimous in favor of holding
the reunion in August this year.
A committee consisting of Messrs. P.
T. Hayne, G. H. Mahon and J. A. Mc
Cullough was appoint cd to confer with
Captain W. D. Starling, commander of
Camp Hampton, of Columbia, about the
number of veterans to expect at the
reunion, and a number of other matters.
The preliminary meeting of the re
union will be held on the night of Au
gust 11 in the Chicora College auditor
ium. The parade, which is always one
of the main features of the reunion,
will probably be held on August 13, the
last day, which is Thursday.?Green
ville News, 6th.
II Does the Business.
Mr. E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton,
Maine, says of Bucklen's Arnica Salve:
"It does the business. I have used it
for piles and it cured them. Used it
for chapped hands and it cured them.
Applied it to an old sore and it healed it
without leaving a scar behind." 25c.
at Laurens Drug Co.'s and Palmetto
Drug Co.'s drug stores.
Mr. Eugene Mitchell, who has been
living in this city for several months,
will return this week to Mt. Bethel,
Sullivan's township. Mr. Mitchell has
been occupying with his family a cot
tage on Hampton street.
Are you tired, fagged out, nervous,
sleepless, feel mean? Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea strengthens the nerves,
aids digestion, brings refreshing sleep.
Tea or Tablets, 35 cents.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Mrs. R. E. Hughes and Mrs. Cozby
went to Fountain Inn last Friday, to
spend a few days with Mrs. Robert W.
Madame Gadski and David Bisphan
are the two great stars who will sing
this spring at the Spartanburg Music
Mr. John Kellet, of Fountain Inn,was
among the visitors in the city yester
day. He was returning to his home af
ter accompanying his sister, Miss An
nie Kellet, to Phoenix, Ariz., where
she will spend sortie time.?Greenville
Have you tried the latest
Wm. H. BROWN & BRO'S.
A fascinating odor which pleases
For Sale by
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
The State of South Carolina, County of
Laurena?By O. G. Thompson, Pro
Whereas, E. E. Mitchell and E. E.
Simpson made suit to mo to grant them
letters of administration of the estate
and effects of E. G. Mitchell.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said E. G. Mitchell,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Laurens C. H., S. C , on the
20th 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 granted.
Given under my hand this, 4th day of
March, Anno Domini 1908.
O. G. THOMPSON, J. P. L. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds. Croup and Whooping Cough.
? AND ?
No matter how
much money a man
may make he will
finally become a j
bankrupt if his in
come is less than his
outgo.=~Wm. J. Bry- j
Are you willing to
make present sacri
fices for future gains? !
We pay 5 per cent on
time deposits. Safe- j
ty and profit.
The Bank for your
COME TO US
As we have the largest
and best line of Art Squares and Rugs
in different designs and colors, made
of the best quality of material and at
prices that will be money saved for you.
Also a beautiful line of
Matting in different designs
and colors. Come in if you
intend to buy or not as we
will take pleasure in showing
you through our entire line at
Buyers are now in the Northern Markets
L. E. Burns of Laurrens,
J. C. Burns of Greenwood,
C. D. Entrekin of Sparenburg, k^s<*
Are on the Bargain Hunt Searching the Manufactories and Bargain Spots for Red Hot Bargains.
We buy our goods in carload lots direct from the factory. We keep
our business going by keeping our bargains in circulation. We have four
stores to buy for which enables us to get jobbers prices which is at least
iO to 2? per cent, cheaper than the average buy. We believe in short pro=
fit and quick sales and turn the dollars over 5 or 6 times per year, and give
our customers the benefit of the saving of 15 to 35 per cent. Our motto is
Buy for Less and Sell for Less, which is right, and Live and Let Live.
Watch the Red Iron Racket Stores this year, they are going to handle car
loads of Qoods this year at special cut prices to roll the goods out quick.
Red Hot Prices
Yard wide Sea Island 6c
Best 0 Cord Spool Cotton 6c
35c Dress Suiting (plaids) 25c
15c White Shirt Waisting 12c
12 l-2c White Shirt Walstlng 10c
6c Callicoes 5c
Special lot Linen Collars for men,
1-2 price 5c
35c quality Silk Ties 25c
25c Silk Ties 19c
200 yds. Chambray to go 6c
2 spools thread (good) 5c
8 balls thread 5c
Dress Linens, Brown, White and
fancy, just the thing you want
for early Spring wear, Spec
1 large rug, special 98c
Big values in Pictures, 39c, 48c,
69c, 87c to $1.18
26c Mention's Talcum powder 15c
25c Colgntos Talcum powder 15c
20c Violet Talcum powder 10c
Red Hot Prices in Our
5 cakes Polo Soap 10c
1 Pig cake Buster Soap and Spoon 5c
3 Sticks Good Luck Blueing 5c
10c plug Baby Ruth Tobacco 8c
15c plug Tobacco 10c
Piedmont Cigaretts. 'Ic
18 lbs. granulated Sugar $1.00
20c pound '/nod ColTee, parched,
Red Hot 15c
8 lbs. good CofTee $1.00
10c pound Lump Starch 5c
5c package Celluloid Starch 4c
Don't miss sceimr our Special
Bargain Tables, they are load
ed with many good things.
3 pkgs. farm bell Soda 10c
3 Boxes Searchlight matched 10c
$1.00 bottles Standard Patent
50c Bottles 42c
We handle nearly everything you
need and sell same goods for
$1.50 Men's Pants, your choice of
the lot $1.25
3000 pair Men's Pants, big values
1.69, 1.98, 2.25, 2.97, 8.48,
$4.39. The above pants are
worth 50c to $1.60 per pair
more than we ask for them.
CLOTHING! CLOTHING! For
Men and Boys at money sav
SHOF.S and SLIPPERS! For
Men, Women and Children,
Here is where we save you
25c to 50c on each pair of
Shoes you buy.
Work Shirts and Overalls going
at under prices.
Big values in dress shirts, 25c,
39c, 43c, 48c, 89c.
50c Underwear 38c
25c Underwear Hie
Red Iron Racket is the Bargain House of South Carolina,
to come many miles to buy your goods at
We Originate, Others Imitate. It will pay you
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week
Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg, S. C.