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use of flour,' but
i the biscuit,
This is the only baking
powder made from Royal
Grape Cream of Tartar,
It Has No Substitute
Thor? are Alum and Phosphite of Lime mixtures sold at
a lower price, but no housekeeper regarding the health.
Of her family can afford to tue tuom.
THE FARMERS' OPPORTUNITY.
Mr. Ii. D. Smith, President of the Cotton
Association, Issues Strong Address.
President E. I). Smith, of the South
Carolina Cotton Association, has is
sued an address to the people of the
Slate, urging the farmers to provide
for an abundant grain and forage crop
and thus secure further independence
in the cotton world. Mr. Smith be
lieves the high prices of cotton for two
years have enabled the farmers to he
in position to provide these supplies,
and thus be practically independent of
the lien. The statement is as fol
"After careful investigation as to
conditions in this State, I deem it to be
my duty to ask every farmer in the
Slate, now that the time has come to
prepare for another crop, to take no
chances but so lay his plans as to pro
vide for an abundant grain and forage
crop. By abundant 1 mean not only
enough to meet the necessary require
ments of his labor*. *s and family, but
a surplus of it sufficient to provide for
the conversion of a part of it into pork
and beef, and for the purpose of using
t his live stock as a means of perma
nently improving the plantation, reduc
ing the fertilizer bill and the supply
bill. The. three last years of continued
high price cotton has put us into a po
sition where we can make the experi
ment of an abundance of food and sup
% "In looking over the causes that
bring about the terrible light for higher
price cotton I have found that the main
cause, and perhaps the only cause,
when reduced to its last analysis, has
been the indebtedness of the producer
to the banker and merchant; and in in
vest igatin;; 1 find that this indebted
ness is practically all for those very
things which a surplus of food crops on
the farm would eliminate. 1 thought
once that, having control of the price
of cotton, we could afford to purchase
these things, i still think so; but I am
convinced that we will never be able to
tconlrol the price of cotton until we
'/irst cease to purchase these things.
"As 1 have called attention incident
ally in another article, the appalling
number of hens recorded in this Stale
gives the answer to why so much cot
ton is put upon the market at a price
which I he seller knows in not what he
is entitled to, but which necessity
drives him to lake.
"Wo have made a wonderful fight,
und have accomplished a wonderful
victory, and with practically the lien
debt eliminated and the fertilizer bill
largely decreased, means the compara
tive emancipation and absolute control
of the cotton crop by the cotton
"The present outlook is for much
higher prices during the spring and
summer, and for that reason I fear
there will be a tendency on the part of
the cotton grower to load himself up
again with debt for fertilizer and sup
plies; and then, in order to make pro
vision to meet with this debt to load
himself up with a nig cotton crop,
which means a burden too great for
him to bear and a consequent sacrifice
of what otherwise would be his.
"So without attempting to begin an
organized effort, I appeal to the com
mon sense, experience and wisdom of
the farmers, and beg each and every
one to let's start this year with the de
termination to provide for the liquida
tion at home for our hay, grain, meat
and fertilizer bill, so that we will be in
debt to nobody for these things but
ourselves; then next fall let all those
who have tried it meet at the fair
grounds in Columbia anil have an ex
perience meeting as to what our pros
pects are for next year, based upon
the consciousness of having an abund
ance at home and no pressing obliga
tions to force our cotton on the mar
ket at a price less than that indicated.
"I have no doubt of our winning the
price for which we stand this year,
in no State do I hear of any inclination
lo weaken, but having so much debt
upon us, and being put to so many ex
pedients to borrow money on our cot
ton in order to meet our obligations,
when without this indebtedness and ob
ligations we could meet the issue, set
tle it at our own good pleasure and be
thoroughly independent of all parties,
let's try the experiment in the year
11)08 in the State of South Carolina. In
my visits and communications to the
other States I shall insist upon the
same thing. E. I). SMITH."
Paster and faster the pace is set
By people of action, vim and get;
So, if at the finish you would be,
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Palmetto Drug Co.
TO LIQUIDATE SCHOOL DLBT.
County's Share of Dispensary Profits to
be Diverted to School Debt.
At the recent Session of the General
Assembly the Laurons delegation had
the county dispensary law amended as re
lates to the division of the profits for Lau
rens county' by diverting the county's
share?two-thirds of the net earnings
to the public school fund for the purpose
of liquidating the back indebtedness of
the schools. In addition, a levy of 1J
mills is made for the same purpose.
It will be recalled that the grand
jury recommended that bonds be issued
for this purpose, and also placing the
schools on a cash basis. The scheme
was endorsed by the two school asso
ciations, and the members of the Legis
lature were asked to secure the pas
sage of a bill to this effect.
In response to this recommendation
the delegation decided to have the law
relating to Laurens county changed,
by covering the amount of dispensary
profits allowed the county into the
school fund, all of which, as under
stood, is to be applied to the debt this
In order to meci current school ex
penses, the county snnowisor is au
thorized to borrow an amount for this
purpose?not to c.vcecii, however, the
mills school tax levy. The members
think this is the best plan
The county levy, as put in the general
supply bill, is 1-1 mills for ordinary
county purposes; 1 1-1 mills railroad
bonds and interest; 1 1-2 mills roads
(iambling in Commodities.
Whether grain and cotton growers
get, on the whole, a better price for
their products because of the enormous
speculation in them has been debated
time out of mind, without any conclu
sion. The argument is especially lively
just now when tin1 general subject of
speculation is receiving much atten- J
There is no doubt as to what the far
mers themselves think upon the sub
ject, although that, of course, is not
conclusive. Hut it is quite obvious that
if growers do get more because oi* tin '
gambling then consumers pay more on
account of it.
First and last a lot of money is made
out of this (rambling; otherwise it
would not continue. Whether the bull
finally gets this money, or the bear, or
simply the broker, does not matter.
Whoever gets it does not earn a penny
of it. He does not produce, or trans
port or distribute a bushel of grain <>r a
pound of cotton, lie contributes abso
lutely nothing to industry itself, lie
merely sits outside and bets on it. So
the money that is made in .speculation,
whatever the amount and whoever re
ceives it, is just so much scooped out of
the wealth that the country produces,
with no return on the scooper's part.
Poker playing, if sufficiently extensive,
might help the ivory trade, but 'hat
would not justify it. Saturday Eve
COUNTY TEACHERS' MLETINO.
Will Be Held on Saturday, March 28.
The next meeting of the Laurens
County Teachers' Association will be
held in the court house at Laurens on
Saturday, March 28, Following is the
Physiology and Hygiene in the Pub
lie Schools?Paper by Miss Kate Addi
son. Discussion led by Prof. Jas. H.
Method of Teaching Arithmetic in
Primary Grades, with Blackboard Illus
trations-Paper by Miss Clara Wel
born. Discussion led by Prof, W, C.
('ivies in the Public Sc,tools -Paper
by Miss Ella Copeland Discussion led
by Prof. W. S. Hough.
Suggestions as to the Use of Rural
Libraries - Papers by Misses Emma
Dial ann Pearl Blakely Discussion led
by Prof. John D. Hunter.
The above programme will he inter
esting, and the presence of every
teacher in the county is earnestly de
sired. Free entertainment will be pro
vided. R. W. NASli,
Lor Diseases of the Skin.
Nearly all diseases of the skin, such
as eczema, tetter, salt rheum and bar
bers' itch, are characterized by an in
tense itching and smarting, which often
makes life a burden and disturbs sleep
and rest. Quick relief may be had by
applying Chamberlain's Salve. It al
lays the itching and smarting almost
instantly- Many cases have been cured
by its use, For sale by baurens Drug
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That
as mercury will surely destroy the
scnue of smell and completely derange
the whole system when entering- it
through the mucous surfaces. Such ar
i tides should never be used except on
( prescriptions from reputable physicians,
| as the damage they will do is ten-fold
I to the good you can possibly derive
fror? them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
red by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,
Sontains no mercury, and is taken
sally, acting directly upon the i
Wind mucous surfaces of the sys-;
tern. In buying Halls Catarrh Cure be
sure you get the genuine. It is taken ?
internally and made by
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. ;
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 eents ,
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa
Take notice that on the 21st day of
April, 1908. we will render a final ac
count of our acts and doings as adminis
trators of the estate of John Hollings
worth, deceased, in the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county at
11 o clock a. m., and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
our trust as administrators.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons hav
ing claims against said estate will pre
sent them on or before said date, duly
proven, or be forever barred. ?
J. C. HOLLINGSWORTH,
M. H. STONE,
March 18, 1908._33-lm
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
Arc enrol 1>y Cltatntx 1 laitt'fl Strive. One npplicn
lion rcHcvc? the it. hing and burning sensation.
Laurens, Wed., APRIL 1
Enlarged to many times its for=
The Oniy Big Show Coming:.
Two performances daily rain or shine: at 2 and
8 p. m.
DEPOSIT BY MAIL AT 4%
Twice a Year
Tin's hank receives deposit a by
mail from nil sections of tho country,
and allows 1 per cent on same, com
pounded twice a year.
By this method you can deposit
and withdraw quickly, safely and
conveniently, and have the benefit of
the security afforded by the largo
r< BOUrccS and financial strength of
Dope its are received in any
amount from one dollar up, and may
ho withdrawn whene ver desired.
Write for booklet, free.
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CANDtRR BUILDING. ATLANTA. GA.
IVORY, BRASS ?n?
We have just received a solid car of
Iron Beds in different designs, sizes and
colors, beautifully finished in ivory, brass,
blue, white, green, mahogany and Vernis
Martin, with gold and brass trimmings.
This is the largest and best assortment of Iron Beds that you can find anywhere to select
what you want from, and on account 7>f buying them in car load quantities direct from the
manufacturer we get them at prices that we can save you money if you will see our line before
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- Spring Assortments. - 1
A big treat awaits you. Our buyer has just returned from
the northern markets, bringing with him a beautiful assortment
of Spring Goods. Come and see the result of forethought and good
judgment in selecting the best from the great progressive northern
Every department in the store received the same careful at
tention and is fairly teeming with choice values for the advent of
Spring. A complete and varied assortment in every line enables
us to serve you with the newest and best goods, and, as always,
at the lowest prices.
Below we mention a few of the exceptionally good values.
Beautiful Spring Silks.
Our Silk department has blossomed forth in
all the new shades for Spring.
We are showing a splendid assortment of
Pongee and similar rough weaves which will be
very fashionable this season as well as Taffetas,
Peau de Soie, Suisine, HabUtai, Foulard and wash
Silks in white, black and the popular shades.
You will be astonished at the variety of these
lustrous fabrics and equally so at the moderate
Taffeta and Pongee, excellent quality $1.00 yd
Other rough effects, very good quality 50 yd
Suisine in the leading shades. 47i yd
Nobby New Dress Goods.
New Dress Goods are here in a tempting ar
ray, so the matter of making your selections won't
be at all difficult.
We are showing stylish weaves in Serges,
Panamas, Chiffon Panamas, Batiste, Mohairs, etc.,
in plain colors, shadow effects and herringbone
stripes. The assortment was never better nor the
Attractive Wash Fabrics.
The manufacturers of wash goods used every
effort to make their products for 1908 exceed those
of previous years in variety and beauty. We
think they have succeeded admirably and you will
share the opinion when you see the delectable as
sortment or Percales in neat stripes and figures,
plain and mercerized madra.3, chambray in dainty
dependable shades, plain and mercerized ginghams
which will be very popular this summer, etc. Ex
cellent values at . 10c, 15c and 25c
Dainty White Goods.
For waists and dresses we have the daintiest
new line of sheer, barred and striped Muslins,
plain and figured Swisses, Organdy, India Linon,
Persian Lawn and Madras at 19c, 25c, 35c and 50c
For your wash suits we have unusually good
values in Linen Suitings. It makes very stylish
suits and dresses and wears elegantly.
In white at .25c, 40c and/50c
In colors at. 25c
Dainty Neckwear lends a touch of elegance to
the plainest waist. Don't deny yourself a look at
our assortment of pretty Collars and Ties in linen
and fancy silk and lace creations. And don't miss
seeing the "Merry Widow" bow which is taking
every place by storm. Price .25c
It is really wonderful how those lace and em
broidered collar and cuff sets brighten up a suit.
Fetching patterns to select from.50c to 98c
Charming Embroideries I Laces.
You will find just the right trimming for your
thin drosses or underwear in our extensive assort
ment of Embroideries and Laces. Many beauti
ful blind and eyelet patterns in Cambric, Swiss
and Nainsook Flouncing, Edging, Allover Inser
tion and bands. Also Corset Cover Embroidery.
Prices range from. 5c to 50c
Pretty patterns in Cluny, Torchon, Point de
Paris, Val, etc 5c, 10c, 12c and 15c
Hen's Hats and Furnishings.
Not "a man for the hat" but "a hat for the
man." On the latter principle we have been sell
ing hats with great success. Very few men look
well in the same style hat, but from our large line
we are always able to entirely satisfy our custom
ers with becoming, stylish head gear.
We want you to see the new styles and
shapes for spring. They are decidedly nobby,
and, we are sure, will meet with your approval.
Prices .$2 and $3
A line of high class Spring Suits in the new
styles is ready for you. Also a full assortment of
dress and working Shirts, Neckwear, Underwear,
Hosiery and Suspenders.
J. E. M1NTER & BRO.,
The Reliable Store. S