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Do You Dread
It takes a deal of moral
courage for some folks to
buy new shoes. Stiff soles
and unyielding upper leath
ers sometimes bring serious
foot troubles in their wake.
To many new shoes
mean torment for a week
the Red Beit
on the Box.
$2.00 Shoe $2-50
with the sole made flexible, is a positive relief
for tired and tortured feet. It is as pliable as an
old shoe from the very first. It is as stylish as
any shoe you ever saw.
The top and vamp are of soft kid but tough as7 horse*
hide. We've taken out all the stiffness. We've,ktft
in all the wear and all the style. \yr
See this shoe at the Craddock agency in your town.
Made in all styles and patterns?slippers?pumps?
lace and button boots.
WE BUY AND SELL
REAL ESTATE! SB
List your property with us. We
think we know values in City and
We act as Executors, Adminis
trators and Guardian for Estates.
Business entrusted to us will re
ceive expert and careful attention.
We offer for sale brick house, and
lot on Jail street.
N. B. DIAL,
C. H. ROPER,
Sec. & Trens.
Home Trust Co.
LAU RENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
EARL C. OWENS
Laurens, S. C.
at Bolt & Hudgens sale stable
In Bad Fix
"I had a mishap at the age of 41, which left me In bad
flx," writes Mrs. Georgia Usher, of Conyers, Ga.
"I was unconscious fof three days, and after that I
would have fainting spells, dizziness, nervousness, sick
headache, heart palpitation a,Bd--ina"hy strange feelings.
"1 suffered greatly wrfn" ailments due to the change of
life and had 3 doctors, but they did no good, so I concluded
'to try Cardui.
'Since taking Cardui, I am so much better and can do
all my housework."
The Woman's Tonic
Do not allow yourself to get Into a bad fix. You might
get in so bad you would find it hard to get out
Better take Cardui while there is time, while you are
still in moderately good health, just to conserve your strength
and keep you in tip top condition.
In this way your troubles, whatever they are, will grad
ually grow smaller instead of larger?you will be on the
up-grade instead of the down?and by and bye you will
arrive at the north pole of perfect health.
Oet a bottle at your druggists' today.
JOHNSON TO A CONSTITUENT
Washington, April 29.?Representa.
tlve Joseph T. Johnson, of Spartan
burg, whose course In the house has
always been in completost harmony
with tin? doctrines of the Democratic
party, stated today that he has re
cently received a number of letters
from various sources in his district,
gently suggesting that he use his In-,
fluence to indue the Democratic ma
jority in the house to "go slow" in
Us handling of the tariff question.
The following letter, written by him
to one of Iiis constituents and good
friends, shows how he stands on the
? Washington. I). (\. April 24, I'M I.
"My Dear Sir: ?
"I have your favor of the 21st. in
which you state that before he tariff
question is agitated very much, and
before I commit myself, you would
like to say some things to me relative
to the manufacturing interests in the
south and in the north as well.
Committed SO Years Ago.
"I have committed myself 20 years
ago on that question, and BO has the
Democratic party. I do not believe
in the doctrine of protection. The
Democratic party has always con
tended that tin government has no
right to levy a tax except for the pur
pose of raising revenue to defray the
expenses of tho government. The
oilier political party contends that
the government has the right to levy
taxes, not for tho purpose of raising
revenue, hut for the purpose of pro
tecting American manufacturers
from competition with the manufac
turers of other countries. It is un
fortui. te thai many people in this
country have actually come to believe
that business prosperity is dependent
upon laws that give certain classes
"During all the last week wo were
engaged in consider,ng the Canadian
reciprocity bill. All speakers in op
position to that measure professed
ib'ir belief that the Amerlcnn farm
er would be ruined if Canadian prod
ucts were permitted io come Into this
country free of duty. I do not believe
it. The statement made oftener than
any other against permitting the im
portation of Canadian products was
that land was cheaper in Canada than
it is in Minnesota and other states
in that section of the Union, and that
the fanner on high-priced land could
not compete with the farmer on
Won't Hear Analysis,
"This proposition won't bear analy
sis. The lands in every state in the
Union vary in value. Th;> lands in
every county in every State in the
Union vary in value. The lands in
every township of every county in
every State in the Cnlon vary in val
ue, and yet all these farmers compete
with one another. There are farming
latuls In every county of the Fourth
Congressional district of South Caro
lina that readily sell for $100 per
acre, and in every case within ten
miles there are lands equally as pro
ductive that sell for $20 per acre.
The arguments that I have heard in
favor of protection, when analyzed,
?arc about on a par with the one above
suggested. Southern farmers have no
protection upon their products, but
we sell cotton in Liverpool in com
petition with the low-priced labor of
Egypt am India. As a matter of
truth, tho northern farmer has no
protection. H is true that the tariff
law levies a duty of cents a bushel
on wheat, and similar duties upon
corn, barley ami various products of
the farm; but those duties are put
there for the purpose of fooling the
farmer and getting him to vote the
Republican ticket. The northern
farmers not only make all the wheat
we can consume in the United States,
but they make a surplus of many,
many millions of bushels, which is
? xported and sold in the markets of
the world in competition with the
wheat that is grown in Russia and in
other wheat growing countries.
Lumber Trust Most Active.
"The most active opponent of Ca
nadlan reciprocity was the lumber
trust but the lumber trust never
shows Its own hand. It spent Its
energies in trying to get the farmers
and others to protest against Ca
nadian reciprocity, but the real ob
ject of Its activities was in order that
the great timber lords might contin
ue to hold up the American people.
There are three holders of timber in
tho United States who hnve 88.000.
000 acres of standing timber?an area
nearly threo times as large as all the
cotton fields of the southern states.
These three holders own timber
enough to build a cottage for every
family in the United States. The
lumber on the land at Its present
price is worth 10, 20. and 50 times
what they paid for the land, and the
land after the timber Is cut off Is
worth many times what they paid for
it. And theso powerful Influences
have put every agency In operation
to kill tariff revision?not because
they care anything ahout the fann
er's wheat or his buckwheat or his
barley?but because they want still
further to be able to multiply their
almost countless millions by holding
up our people on the price of lumber.
Not Concerned Ahout South.
"Our New Bedford friends, who
have evidently written to yon. are
not concerned about southern mills,
but they want you to pull the Chest
nuts out of the fire for them; and If
I could reach the ear of every busi
ness man in the south my advice to
him would he to watch for the bands
that dare not show their motives and
not allow them to work upon the
fears of our people. The South has
never gotten anything out of the
doctrine <>r protection, it is the law
that has enabled the Steel Trust,
the Meat Trust, to garner their mil
lions al the expense of all the people.
They don't want this meat privilege
CUt off, but they dare not come out
in the open and plead that they
should he allowed (o continue their
exploitations, and consequently they
resort to every device to intimidate
business men. to bring pressure to
bear upon heir representatives in
Congress to prevent them legislating
in the hit rest Of all the people.
Countr) on False Mavis.
"The ways and means committee
of the present Congress is composed
of careful, painstaking, conscientious
men. They have no desire, and (he
members of Congress have no desire,
to do anything that will Injure or
hinder legitimate business. Wo real.
Izo perfectly that the country has been
operating upon a false foundation and
upon a false doctrine, and tiiat. bow
ever vicious that system may be. we
must destroy it gradually, conserva
tively and cautiously. The house is
Democratic, hut the senate la Repub
lican and the president is a Republi
can, so our tariff legislation must of
necessity he moderate, or it could not
pass a Republican senate and receive
the approval of n Republican presi
dent. I rcnli'/.o fully that it is possible
for these great influences to cause de
pression In business, just as I know
a man may create a stampede in a
theatre by shouting "Fire!" when
there is no lire. Hut what I want to
"warn you and all of my friends in tlx'
south against is permitting yourselves
to ho slnmpoded by these people, who
do not wish to come out in the open.
Inn who are crying "fire" and business
depression in order to create alarm
throughout the country and try to
Stampede Congress from doing what
the people want it to do. and what is
"Very sincerely yours.
?Joseph T. Johnson."
?Spartanhut g 11 -raid.
Miser) From Upset Stomach and l)\s
pepsia win Vanish.
If what you just ate is souring on
your stomach or lies like a lump of
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch
gas and eructate sour and undigested
food, or have a feeling of dl/.zinoss,
heartburn, fulness, nausea, had taste
in mouth and stomach headache this
Rloodlno costs only fifty cents and
will thoroughly cure the worst case
of Dyspepsia. and leave sufficient
ahout (ho house in case some one else
in the family may suffer from stoin
ache trouble or indigestion,
(Jet a bottle of Rloodlno now and
eat what you like the next menl nnd
then take a teaspoonful of Oloodluc
to digest and prepare for nssiinila
lion into the blood all, the food you
cat: besides, i: mak**?? you go to Lhe
table with n henytyT healthy appetite;
hut what will please you most is that
you will feel that your stomach und
Intestines are clean and fresh, and
you will not need to resort to laxa- ,
lives or liver pills for biliousness or
This city will have many Rloodlno
cranks, as some pOopol will call them,
hut you will he cranky ahout this
splendid prescription, too, if you ever
have Indigestion or gastritis, or any
other stomach misery, take Rloodine.
Mail orders will be filled by the
Rloodlno Corporation, Boston, Mass.
Sold by I.aureus Drug Co._
All Kinds of Furs, Muskrat
Muskrat 25c to 85cts
Mink. 50c to $7.50
The Highest Market Price Always Paid
Further Information may be had by
calling on or addressing
Next Door to Post Office, Laurens, S. C.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Inrilun Pll ? Ointment will cure
mind, Hlecillng arxl ItChlng Piles. It ab
sorbs the tumor*, allayi Itching et onco,
arts as a poultice. glVCrl Instant relief.
Williams' Indian Pllq Ointment Is pre
pared for Piles und itching of the prlvato
pnrts. Dnorifists, mall 60c nn<l $1.00.
WILLIAMS MFO. CO.. Prom.. Cle?elind. Ohio
LATHENS I>l?ro ,J.
I.aureus, S. C.
Laurens Kandy Kitchen
Has with them one of the foremost
candy makers in the South and they
are making candies that surpass all
high-grade box candies sold in this
I city. A trial of these Sweets Is
? quite eijtough to ask, and then you
I will be a permanent customer.
} N. m. PALLES, Proprietor
I Second Door from Post Office.
IF WE GIVE YOU
2 K 10 cents
& FOR WHAT COST YOU
Then Cut Coupons from Ladies' Home Journal *y
May Number; Woman's Home Companion, May
Number; Delineator, May Number; Good House
? Keeper, May Number; Saturday Evening Post,
^ April 22d., for E. Z. Seal Fruit Jar. Send or
S bring to us and we will give JAR FREE. jV
g Palmetto Drug Co. ?
$ W. H. WASHINGTON, Manager.
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W. P. HUDGENS
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