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The prices below tell the whole story. We know that the talk of hard times and tight money has induced
a spirit of economy. But there are many thing's you need, and you want to buy them where
you can get the most for your money. The mills wanted cash and we have bought
at reduced prices. We have Bargains in all Lines. A few specimens follow:
Good yard-wide Sea Island,
worth 6c, going now at
$1.00 Alarm Clock, our price
.lust received one cose of Pongee Silk
Dress Conds. Sells everywhere at
25c per yard, our price while it | pr
lasts, per yard
25 Fresh Nutmegs
Flower I'ots, por gallon
.lust received big lot of Men's $3.50
Tan Shoes and Slippers. Going to
sell them white they last $2.Q$
10-lb. Box Baby Ruth Tobacco worth
:>:.:;.">. Ourprico, per box $2?Q?5
5c cake Fairy Soap
$2.00 Men's Fur Hats, Spe- i? d a q
Children's Slippers, Tan and Patent
leather, going at ISc, 69 c, tj* J
5c cake Pumo Skin Soap
7 cakes Octagon Soap
12 cakes Polo Soap
Trunks and bags going at special
prices, come and see.
Buggy Whips, Big Deal, 9c, Lie, and
18c. Whip up Balem.
Millinery, new arrivals, Roses in full
bloom, come and see seeing is believ
ing. Prices away down.
$2.50 Ladies* Tan and Patent Leathei
Slippers. Big value, going
$1.00 Watch going this week 5^C
(i Nice While Plates I fSC
G Nice Tumblers I 8?C
50c Agate Dish Pan ^5C
$1.50 Men's Pants going now J |Q
50c Men's Shirts, Red Hot
1 II Shirt Button.
25c Mexican Bamboo Hats, best work
One nice set of Coblets 3^C
$5*00 Men's fine Pants $3.48
One pair Men's Moleskin Pants 48c
Clothing Specials this week, come and
get your suit $7.39, %SS.Kl and ?lli.:i0
25 cents Men's Underwear 1 QC
35 cents Men's Drill Drawers 23c
' ..0 1 Men's Serge Coats $4.23
Six Spools Cotton (Best Six Cord)
Fight Balls of Thread 5C
$3.50 Fight Day Clock $ 1 .98
10 lbs. good Coffee, parched or green
Jewelry and Watches, special values
:.t less money prices.
Dress Goods. India Linen, Lawns,
Laces, ISmbroidery. Bargains galore.
Nickel Alarm Clocks.
This Clock is usually sold at 75c. Our
Boys' Wool Knee Pants.
Made by one of the largest makers to
Bell at 50c. Special
Fast Color Chambry
Worth 7ic. Special per yard
Ladies' Tan Hose.
All the rage. Fine gauge. Regular
price 15c per pair. While they last,
Usually sells for $1.00. Our special
The Regular Stem-Wind
Mennen's Talcum Powder
Usually sold at 25c per box. Special
Decorated Crepe Paper.
You always pay 15c per piece. Now
Men's Dress Shirts.
Detached cult's; all sizes. A 50 cent
Ladies' Full Size
Large assortment fancy handles. A
regular 75c value for
Premium Washing Powd'r
5 cent package for
Made by Cleveland Woolen Mills.
Sold everywhere at $1.50 pair. For
this sale our price
Heavy Blue Dem in
A regular 50c value; full sizes. Per
Large Size Hemmed Huck
Never sold for less than 25c per pair.
Special per pair
Table Oil Cloth.
Good quality; 11 yards wide,
Men's Dress Shirts
Which usually sell at 40c to 50c, while
they last, each
Best quality. Have been selling at
30c. Now reduced to
You have been buying them at 7c per
yard. They're cheap at per yard,
_ 4 l=2c.
Men's Dress Shoes.
Solid leather inner-soles; calf skin,
blucher front. Worth $2.00 per pair.
5,556 Yds. FineVal Laces.
Worth regular 10c and 15c yard. We
bought, them from factory "hard-up
for cash." While lot lasts
Red Iron Racket
Come quick ! Goods don't stay at
RED IRON RACKET long.
Four Cut Price Stores?
J. C. BURNS & Co., Originators of selling more
goods for same money, same goods for less money
in Laurens, Greonwood and Sparlanburg, s. c.
Its Wculd Be Dcsecrators and the
Tho foot that would bo dcsecrators of
Shakespeare's tomb have not dared to
risk tho falling Of the curse invoked in
the lines cut upon his tomb is a strik
ing testimony to the powerful effect
upon mankind of such an Imprecation.
J. o. Ilalliwoll-Philllpps, writing In
the eighties, said:
"The nearest approach to an excava
tion In the grave of Shakespeare was
made In tho summer of the year 170(5
jn digging a vault in the Immediate lo
cality, when an opening appeared
which was presumed to Iudicata the
commencement of the site of the bard's
remains. Tho most scrupulous care,
however, was taken not to disturb the.
neighboring earth in the slightest de
gree, the clerk having been placed
there till the brickwork of the adjoin
ing vault was completed to prevcnl
any one making an examination. No
relics w hatever w ere \ Islble through
the small opening that thus presented
Itsolf, and as the poet was buried in
tho ground, not In a vault, the great
probability is that dust alone remains.
It Is not many years since a phalanx
of trouble tombs, lanterns and spade.-,
in hand, assembled in the chancel at
llcnd of niglit, Intent on disobeying the
solemn Injunction that the bones of
Shakespeare woro not to he disturbed.
But the supplicatory linos prevailed.
There were Koine ninotlg the number
who at the last moment refused to in
cur the warning condemnation, and so
the design was happily abandoned."
A correspondent of the London Athe
naeum wrote in 1881; "I remember on
a visit to the grave of Shakespeare in
or 1828 remarking that it was lit
tle creditable to the authorities that
the raised covering to the tomb should
have been allowed to fall into such de
cay, for I could see Into the grave
through the hole formed by the sinking
of tin? stones. The reply was that, 'on
account of the anathema Inscribed upon
the tomb,' no workmen could be per
suaded to meddle With it."
An earlier incident is thus set forth
by a contributor to the Monthly Mag
azine of Fob. 1, 1818:
"Notwithstanding the anathema pro
nounced by the bard on any disturber
of his bones, the church wardens were
so negligent a few years ago as to
suffer tho sexton in diguing the ad
joining grove of Dr. Davenport to
break n largo cavity Into the tomb of
Shakespeare. Mr.-told i'ne writer
that be was excited by curiosity to
push Ids bead and shoulders through
the cavity, that be saw the remains i/f
tlie bard and that be eonld easily have
brought away his skull, but was de
terred by tho curse which tho poet in
voked on any ono who disturbed bis
Tho attempt at a later day to mid
dle with the tomb hod no moro effec
i - ? ititiir Trow York Tribuns
Sontki American Animals.
.Many curious animals haunt the
marshy parts of South America north
of (he pampas. Frogs big and fero
cious (tho eeratophyrs), given to mak
ing Vicious springs when closely ap
proached; tho capybara, a cavy "con
tented with the bulk of thoshoopj" the
huge coyptl rat and the swarthy tapir
are frequently seen. Along the forest
margins troops of peccaries are often
mot with, occasionally the jaguar,
Sometimes the ptlUiu; likewise that
toothless curiosity the groat ant bear,
long in claw, long nosed and remark
ably long tongued. Very plentiful, too,
are those "little knights In scaly ar
mor," tiie ipiaint, waddling nruiadil
loes. Long toed jacanas pace about
Upon the floating leaves. A familiar
object is the great jablru, a stork with
a preference for the desolate lagoons,
Where it may often be observed statu
es.pn- itii one leg and wrapped in pro
(Jig Tips For Little Favors.
"It is surprising," said a veteran
Pullman porter, "how big a tip a por
ter sometimes gels for doing a very
little thing." Me added:
"A passenger once tipped me extra
because he said 1 did not leave Ids
Shoestrings coiled up inside his shoes
after I had blacked them, lie said
nothing made him madder than to slip
on his shoes In a hurry in a sleeper
only to find that he had to take them
off again becnuso the shoestrings were
Inside. I'.ver since that time 1 have
been careful not to leave shoestrings
inside of the shoes I black, and more
than one passenger has thanked DQO for
being thoughtful. But It wasn't me
that did the thinking. The tip did thut
for me, and I nuver forgot it."?Les
In the Right Direction.
Bishop Blom field was one of the
many witty Englishmen whose good
things have found their way Into a
volume of reminiscences, "Leaves
From I he NotelKioks of Lady Dorothy
Bishop Dlomfield was led into a con
troversy one time with a learned man
as to the mental superiority of tho
east over the west, and his opponent
as a parting shot said:
"Well, at any rate, you can't dispute
that the wise men camu from the
"Surely 1 lint was the wisest thing
they could do!" retorted the bishop.
A Futile Boast.
"Love me and the world is mine," ho
"What's the use of saying that?" she
replied. "I've been loving yon for
weeks and you haven't even succeeded
in getting a good job."?Chicago Hec
Marriage is a lottery in which men
stake their liberty and women their
happiness.?II mo. dc lllcux.
Ail Three Kinds.
There is a village in New England
which clings fondly to iho customs of
the past and has small regard for Inno
vat Ions. Not long ago an old resident
died. The lawyer who went up to set
lie the family affairs stayed overnight
at tin? lit tic inn. He was a dyspeptic
and ever cautious about his food.
Therefore ho looked Bearchlngly at the
waitress as she stood at the breakfast
table the next morning to grccUhlm.
"I'm?er? obliged to be very careful
of myself," he said solemnly. "My
diet is extremely limited. What sort
of breakfast food have you? That Is
all I tako In the morning except dry
"Wo have apple, squash and mince,"
said the girl, regarding him In kindly
and sympathetic fashion. "You can
take your choice or have all three If
you like."?Youth's Companion.
Molbourno and tho Garter.
Lord .Melbourne scorns to have held
tho title holder in legitimate contempt.
Tho London Chronicle reminds irs that
once When that statesman was Invited
by his secretary to grant an interview
to an Importunate applicant for a title
ho exclaimed wearily: "What the mis
chief dOCS he want DOW? Does he want
a garter for the Othor leg?" Melbourne
himself was pressed by QtlCOU Victoria
to accept the blue ribbon, but 1)0 de
clined. "A garter," hooxplalned, "may
attach to us somebody of consequence
whom nothing else can rench, but what
would be the use of :ny taking It? 1
cannot bribe myself."
Hiding Places of Diamonds.
If the Regent diamond as shown In
the Louvre is only a model In paste
and the real stone Is hidden away. It is
a case of history repeating itself, for
in 1707 when the Regent diamond was
pawned for house furniture to Vanden
bcrg, a banker of Amsterdam, and ho
was remonstrated with upon the dan
ger of exhibiting It to the public he
replied: "The Rogont that Is In tho
glass case Is a sham. The real Regent
Is In my wife's stays."?Tall Mall Oa
For tho Next One.
Nnggor- I've put one poor chap on
his feet, anyway. Mrs. Nagger?Whom
have you been fooling your money
away on now? Nagger - - Your next
husband, madam 1 I've had my life In
sured.? London Tolegraph.
Aged Admirer Think of all tho lux
uries a rich husband liko me could
give you! Miss De Young?Oh, a rich
father would do Just ns well I Marry
my mother!?London Standard.
If all men were as Industrious as
some men aro curious, what a busy
place this world would be.?Somorvllle
It Ih easy to Improve what hns al
ready boon iuvontod.- Latin Provetb.
Thought Ho \
The Man With tho (.am (boastfully
1 ami cynically)?I have been engaged to
at least a dozen girls. Miss Sweet Girl
(looking annoyed)?And always been
unlucky in love, eh? He?Oh, I don't
know. I've never married any of them.
' Was it a case of love at first sight?"
asked the sentimental girl.
"It couldn't have been," answered
Miss Cayenne. "When they first met
he was Avcarlng football clothes and
she had on her motor car costume."?
Persons prosaically concerned with
(lie present perhaps lack sympathy
with those genealogists whose souls
aro ohscsscd with a worship of mi
? OS try. A number of these unregenor
ntes found amusement In the remarks
of two clubwomen with a long lino of
forefathers, The two women were
COOSins. They wero discussing a new
"By the way," said one, "what did
Mr. Blank mean by snying bo is re
lated to us? How is be related to us?
Is it a near relationship?"
"oh, yes." answered the other in
deadly seriousness; "wo aro both de
scended from the liantagenets."
Several heathen near by actually
snickered, but the daughters of the
PlnntngonetS couldn't fee anything to
! laugh at.?Now York Times.
Why Toast Is Popular.
The Increasing popularity of tonst,
says the London Lancet, Is a somewhat
Interesting fact in that it possibly Indi
cates that, after all, the public resents
Hit; Insipidity of modern bread. Koller
milling as now practiced, which Is alto
gether different from the old method
id' grinding wheat between stones,
lends to the elimination of the germ of
(ho wheat. The peculiar nutty flavor
of the old fashioned loaf was duo per
haps to the retention of this germ.
"So you once lived in Africa, Sam?"
"J'.ver do any missionary work out
"Ob, yas, sah; I was cook for a can
nibal chief, snh!"?Yonkers Statesman.
Against the Laws.
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Tor
kins, "Is It against tho laws to win
money on horse races?"
"Yes; against ttie laws of chance."?
"I thought you said when 1 hired you
that yotl didn't drink."
"I didn't at that time. I couldn't af
ford to drink until I got a Job."?
Chamberlain's Cough Kemedy
Cures Colds. Croup and WlioopinR Cough
It Is Produced on tho Average at the
Age of Fifty.
Tin? "minimum bonum" of n man's
life?who shall say when or what it is
in any given case? It becomes almost
a work of supererogation to attempt to
designate any Slnglo act or perform*
auce as the one most valuable In any
man's career. Reduced to tho ulti
mate, it becomes, after all, only tho
expression of an individual opinion,
nave In those striking Instances in
which by general consent a certain
achievement is recognized as the man's
greatest work. No one would deny
that In "Paradise Lost" Milton attained
the highest expression of his mentality,
that Wellington achieved his greatest
fame when la* won the field of Water
loo, that Bacon's "Novmn Organum" Is
his greatest accomplishment and that
"Don Quixote" exceeds anything else
that Cervantes ever did. In other life
records one act may appear equal to
another at different stages In the man's
development, or to one observer the In
fluence of one deed may far outweigh
that of another, and contrariwise. This
difficulty hns been exceedingly hard to
overcome and without any attempt at
dogmatism, but with the earnest desire
to ascertain tho truth ns far as may
he possible, hns the decision been made
in tho disputable records.
Having been nrranged In this man
ner, the records give an average age
of fifty for the performance of the
nm8terwork. For the -workers the av
erage age Is forty seven and for the
thinkers fifty-two. Chemists and physi
cists average the youngest m forty-one;
dramatists and playwrights, poets and
Inventors follow nt forty-four; novel
ists give an average of forty-six, ex
plorers and warriors forty-seven, mu
sical composors and notors forty eight,
artists and d I vinos oocupy the position
of equilibrium at fifty, essayists and
reformers stand at fifty-one, physicians
and surgeons line up with the states
men at fifty-two. philosophers give an
average of fifty-four, astronomers and
mathematicians, satirists and humor
ists reach fifty-six, historians fifty
seven and naturalists and jurists fifty
eight. As mny bo noted, there Is a re
arrangement of the order nt this time,
but the thinkers, as before and as
would naturally be oupected, attain
their full maturity at a lator period
than the workers.
Tho corollary Is evident. Provided
health and optimism romnln, the mnn
of fifty can command success as read
ily as the man of thirty. Health plus
optimism rend the secret of success;
the one Ood given, tho other Inborn
olflo, but cnpnble of cultlvntlon to tho
point of enthusiasm.??Wi A. Newman
Dorlnnd In Century.
The Sign of Wedlock.
She?What Is the proper formula for
a wedding announcement? lie?J know
What Is ought to bei She?What? He?
"Be It known by theso presents."?-Bal
timore American. -
LAIJf?JBN8 MAN TO TAK E
Mr. Archie Willis, of Gray Court,
this county, who graduates next month
from Wofford College, will tnko the
examination at Washington for ap
pointment in the consular service
abroad. Says the Spnrtanburg Herald
of Mr. Willis in this connection:
J. Archie Willis, of the graduating
class of Wofford College, was on -May
7th designated by President Roosovclt
to take the examination for consul
abroad. Mr. Willis is a young man of
splendid ability and has that energy
about him that is characteristic of men
wdio do things. As a student of Wof
ford he has shown great talent as a
w riter, putting out some of tho best
stories and poems that have appeared
from the pen of the college man. lie
has many friends in Spnrtanburg who
wish him well in any good work that he.
Local and Personal Mention.
The Rev. W. K. Cullender is spending
today in Columbia.
Mrs. Lewis Meng is visiting Mrs.
Will Meng in Sumter.
Miss Ktnma Richardson, of Clinton,
Spent Saturday in the city.
Mrs. .1. 11. Montgomery, of Spartan
burg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lamar
Mr. .1. W. Clarke is visiting Mrs. C.
Mrs. T. F. .Jones, of Woodrull', spent
Sunday in the city.
Miss Effio Strickler has returned to
her home in Virginia after a visit to
her sister, Mrs. nankin.
Mrs. .1. A. Fowler and Miss Carolina
Fowler, of Ora, spent Wednesday and
Thursday in the city.
Miss Janie Feathorstono, of Ander
son, is visiting the family of her broth
er, Mr. C. C. Feathorstono.
Mrs. C. C. Feathorstono and children
will go to BlackvillO Saturday to visit.
Mrs. Feathorstone's parents, Rev. and
Mrs. .lohn 1). Pitts.
Large quantities of the vitrified brick
which are to be used in paying the pub*
lie Square, are beirig hauled from tin;
depot and laid on tho ground this
The Right Reverend W. A. (Juorry,
I). D., bishop of this diocese, will visit
Laurcns next Tuesday and on Tuesday
evening at S:15 o'clock he will preach
at the Church of the ESpiphnny. A cor
dial invitation is extended to the public
to attend this service.
Mr. HumieD. Burdino, Of New York,
who has beotl visiting his father at
Cray Court, spent Monday night in
Nice rains fell in Ibis section Monday
Mr. Qco, M. McDnniol, who has been
unite ill at his home here for the past
lew weeks, sull'ored a change for the.
worse Monday and his condition yester
day afternoon was very critical.