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HOLD COTTON FOfc
13 CENTS URGED
Prominent Southern Senators Hold
Meeting aud Urge Farmers to Hold
for 13 tents.
Washington, Aug. 23.?"Hold cot
ton for 13 cents" is the advice to be
formally given to farmers' organiza
tions, by a committee consisting of
Senators Williams of Mississippi and
Owens of Oklahoma and Representa
tive Uurleson of Texas, representing
a conference of senators and repre
sentatives from seven cotton-growing
I A committee will urge the State
hanking association to cooperate
against "the bearish mo veinent of the
What was referred to generally as
the "threatening condition of tho cot
ton market" was' discussed at meet
nigs today and last night. Among the
participants were Senators Williams
and Owens. Representatives Under
wood of Alabama, Democratic leader
of the house; lleflin of Alabama,
Brant ley and Hughes of Georgia,
Buolesn and Beallo of Texas, Gar
rett of Tennessee, Humphreys of
Mississippi and Small of North Caro
lina. A n umber of them arc large
Tho committee issued a statement,
"It. seems to bo the opinion of all
that there was a preconcerted effort
being made, principally through the
instrumentality of the speculative
element of the New York cotton ex
change to break down tho price of
cotton. It was the opinion of all that
the present statistical pondl tion of
cotton did not justify tin1 lowness of
presold quotations, and that tho esti
mate of 15,000,000 bales was unjusti
fied by any facts upon which a pre
dict ion could be sanely based. And
moreover, even if a J?,?00,0t?0 bale
crop were in sight, the world's sup
plies still i . bnbly would fall short
of the world's demand for cotton, to
the extent of more than 1,000,000
bales, because of the exhaustion of
the recent visible supply of carried-j
over spot cotton. In other words,
witha 15,0(111.0(11) American crop the
world's crop for 1911 would be 25,
000,000, with 35,000,000 spindles cre
ating a demand for 2G,000,000. This
statement is based on latest advices
from Egypt, India and other cotton
Function of Committee.
The statement refers to the ap
pointment of the Committee to write,
in the name of those present, a let
ter to the president of the Farmers'
union and to other cotton farmers'
organizations, asking them to advise
their local .unions and other subordi
nate bodies to advise the farmers
generally to hold cotton for 13 cents,
and to continue to demand that price,
4 "until by a convention or agreement,
> arrived at in some way, a different
one shall be suggested.
The Trice Fixed.
Tho conference expressed the view
that 13 cents was seemingly less than
justified by the existing statistical con
dition "This committee," the state
ment reads, "was also requested to
communicate In some way with the
president of the several State banking
associations in the cotton States, ask
ing them to throw as far as possible
their moral and financial support be
hind the effort to counteract the bear
ish movement of the speculators, with
the view of obtaining a fair ju ice for
the farmers' cotton.
"Information was given at the in
formal conference that assurances
would be given to President Barrett
or to Southern banks that ample
funds from banUs outside of the
South could be had. through the In
'Strumentallty of Southern financial
institutions, to be lent at the rate of
t; per cent por annum, to those who
did not wish to dispose of their cot
ton at a sacrifice, upon cotton ware
house certificates. This committee
subsequently met in the ofilco of Sen
ator Williams of Mississippi and con
cluded that the best way to carry out
the ideas suggested and agreed upon
was to give this statement to the As
/ .lohn Sharp Williams.
Robert S .Owens,
A. S. Uurleson."
Attack Like Tigers.
In fighting to keep the blood pure
the white corcuscles attack disease
germs llko tigers. Hut often germs
multiply so fast tho little fighters are
overcome. Then see pimples, bolls,
eczema, saltrheum and sores multiply
and strength and nppetlto fall. This
coi,.'.ltlon demands Kleotrlc Hitters to
regulato stomach, liver and kidneys
and to expel poisons from tho blood.
"They are the liest blood purifier."
writes C. T. Jludahn, of Trncy, Calif.,
"I have ever found." They make rich,
red blood, strong nerves and build up
your health. Try them, fine at Lnu
,yens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
See our Mission Dining Room Suits,
everything to match. Buffet, Table,
Chairs and China Closet.
.8. M. & 10. H. Wilkes & Co,
BETTER GRADE STOCK
TO BE' RAISED
A Club 1? Being Formed to Bur a Car
load of Hoisten Cattle to Raise from
In this County.
Following In the wake of the live
stock meeting at Waterloo, where the
Clemson train showed some very fine
cattle that could profitably be raised
in this section, a club has been form
ed in this county to go into cattle rais
ing with a better grade of stock. The
Idea of the gentlemen Interested In tho
club is to get enough farmers Inter
ested in the plan to order a whole
carload of fine stock to be used as a
nucleus. Already a number of enter
prising farmers have signified their
willingness to go into the club and
doubtless within a very short time
enough members will have joined to
order the car.
The club at present is composed of
Messrs. W. P. Harris. W. 1). Dyrd. .1.
Wade Anderson and Dorroh & Harris.
They propose to buy the Holstein
Friesian breed of cattle This is a
fine breed for both dairy and beef pur
poses. These ?entleinen would be
gald to hear from anyone in this sec
tion who would like to join the club
and put In an order for one or more
of the cows. The proposition is bound
to be a go and in order to bo sure to
get in on the first car, the matter
should not be delayed.
I CROSS HILL NEWS ?
Cross Hill. Aug. 28.?Mrs. Lucy Boyd
of Laurens is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
\V. T. Simp.on.
Mrs. ('. D. Nance returned from Co
lumbia Wednesday. Their little girl
was brought home from the hospital
Miss Lois Young of Due West is the
gUCSi Of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Austin. '
Miss Edith Austin and Master .lames,
her brother, of Clinton, are visiting
relatives in town.
Messrs. G. M. Hnnna, Pat Madden.
W. T. Drown, S. W .Lowe and Richard
Orlftln, veterans, attended the reunion
in Columbia last week.
Some twelve 01' fourteen persons
went on the excursion to Atlanta last
week from here.
Prof. Parrot! and family loft last
week for Whitesburg. Georgia. He
will be In charge of the high school at
The ginneries in town are ready for
business, and cotton is coming in right
along. Several bales were ginned each
day last week.
Mr. It .A. Austin and Misses Kate
Austin and Blanche Plnson have re
turned from their trip north. Miss
Mottle May Neville stopped in Ports
mouth to visit her aunt. They went
by boat from Norfolk to Washington.
They spent three days in Washington
and went on to Baltimore. They were
gone about ten days and bad a fine
time. They enjoyed the surf at Ocean
View, going and coming. It was the
first trip north for the ladles and they
enjoyed it very much.
Mejd Ruth Brown of Laurens, visit
ed Ml.is Ella Mae Martin last week.
Miss Lltzle Carter Is spending snme
time with relatives at Walhalla.
Dots From Ora. *
Mr. J, M. Hunter, of Laurens, was
the guest of his brother, Mr. Oscar
Hunter, and family Sunday.
Mrs. A. II. Workman and son, vis
ited relatives In Clinton last week.
Mrs. Annie Hembree and daughter,
Mirian, visited her sister. Mrs. Watts,
near Knoroe last week.
Mr. Hilton Hembree and sister. Miss
Francis, of Hobbysvllle, visited Mr.
C. ('. Hembree and family last week.
Mr. Est on Hembree and sisters, Miss
es Odessa and Hester, visited in Spar
tanbttrg lately, where Eston pitched a
game of ball for Hampton against
Miss Jennie and Carrie Fleming vis
ited Miss Euphemia Thompson lately.
Miss Maggie Workman visited her
cousin in Clinton, Miss Laura Lindsey,
Mrs. W. Bryson and children have
returned from Due West, where she
attended the funeral of her father. Mr.
Hagau. She has the sympathy of her
many frlejids in her hour of sorrow.
Seemed to Give II Im a New Stomach.
"I suffered Intensoly after eating
and no medicine or troatment I tried
seemed to do any good," writes H.
M. Youngpeters, Editor of The Sun,
Lake View, Ohio. "Tho first few dos
es of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv
er Tablets gave mo surprising relief
and tho second bottlo seemed to glvo
me a new stomach and perfectly good
health." For salo by all doalers.
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gives instant relief and an absoluta euro
in all cases of Asthma, Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price fi.no.
Trial Package by mnll 10 cents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop*.. Cleveland. Ohio
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
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Take a thirty days Practical course
In our well equipped Machine Shops
und learn Uie Automobile business,
and accept good positions. CHAR.
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QHICH ESTER S PILLS
?*^_^->. THB DIAMOND BRAND. A
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SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
TO THE PUBLIC!
The Undersigned Has Opened a New Black
smith and Carriage Shop.
The Shop is now open for public work. Forg
ing, scientific horse-shoeing, buggy and wagon re
Eairing, tire shrinking by hot or cold method done
y a competent mechanic.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Call on me and be convinced that my shop
and work are up-to-date.
Oray&Easterby Lumber Van! E. C. F. BECKER.
All Young: Men and Women
interested in a business course
to write or call at once for full
The Special Opening Rates
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Fire Proof Building Greenwood, S. C?
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Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
DR. CLIFTON JON KS
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all businesp.
Office in Simmons Building
Phono: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
BEATS OTHER PEOPLE'S
If You are from Missouri Come and We Will
ALSO HAHGAIX TABLES.
Boy's Overalls for .. ,.
Boy's Work Shirts.
Ladies 'Bedroom Slippers .. ..
25c quality Table Oil Clotli ..
. . l^r
1 sot Tumblers.
1 set cheap Tumblers.
1 set nice Goblets.
1 Table Fancy Glass Novelties.
l nice Art Square, size 9x12 feet for
1 6-foot Buggy Whip.10r
25c Buggy Whip.ISc
35c Buggy Whip.25c
r>0c Buggy Whip.30c
75c Buggy Whip.ISc
8 plugs S. & G. or Banana good Chew
Big lot Chewing Gum, Candy, Pied
mont Cigarettes and Dukes Smoking
Tobacco, Laundry Soap. Soda, Gold
Dust, Patent Medicines. Starch, Blue
ing, Baking Powders. Black Pepper,
Ginger Spice, Nutmegs, Flavoring Ex
tracts, Salts, Sulphur, Turpentine, Cas
tor Oil etc. We sell 'em for less.
.lust closed a hl? Pant deal. 2000
pairs men's pants.
$1.25 Dress Shirts for.91c
50c Work Shirts.80c
60c Union Made Work Shirts .. ..15c
Men's Overalls ISc. G9c.85c
$1.25 Union Made Overalls.91c
25c Menons, Colgates, Air Float Tal
20c Air Float Talcum Powder .. ..10c
$1.00 bottle all Standard Patent Med
50c bottles Patent Medicines .. ..12c
These a 17 the same medicines that
you nay 506 and $1.00 per bottle else
CLOTIHXfl S \ LE.
$."i.o0 Men's Suit for.$3.1)8
$6.00 Men's Suit tor.$1,18
$7.50 Men's Suit for.$5.89
$10.00 Men's Suit for.*7.!>s
$12.50 Men's Suit for.S?.9I
$15.00 Men's Suit for.$11.08
$18.00 Men's Suit for.$11.70
Walk a block and save a dollar.
More you buy, the more you save.
NICK QUALITY WIHTK GOODS 10It
HO I' \\ LA I'll Lit XS'K tit.
Wnists and Skirts 9c, IOC, 12 1 2c, 15c,
I9c to 23c, worth 35c per yard.
Laco Curtains 39c, ISc, 98e to $1.18
1 nice (Jurtaln I'olo .f.10c
1 nice Window Shade.25c
I WondoW Shade.IOC
1 Ilm; Linen Shade.18c
Window Wire Screens. extension,
Chocolate Candy, worth 20c per Ib.,
Crystallzod Cream Drops, good Can
Taffy Tolu Chewing Gum, package,
2 pood Cigars, Lord Calvert.5c
I! double sheets Fly Paper.5c
1 good Fly Trap.15c
1 nice Umbrella.18o
3 Turkey Hod Handkerchiefs .. ..5c
2 nice Handkerchiefs.5c
1 fine Handkerchief.5c
12 l-2c quality fine white Lawns
12 l-2c quality Percales, only ..
I2l-2c quality Ginghams .. ..
Special lot Ladies' Shirtwaists.
Shirt Waists. 7.">c kind for . .
Dress Skins. $1.25 kind for ..
Under skins. $1.25 kind for ..
Under Skirts 7."ic kind lor . .
Fine Voll Skirls. ?7.ihi kind for .
Special value Skirts, $1.48, $2.39,
$3.98 and up to.
Children's Dresses. 25c, ISc, 80c
$1.18, Good values,
. . 10c
. . 10c
in packages Mixed Tea. good .. ..8c
IOC Shoe Polish, best.So
1 Camp Stool.'21c
Flower Pots, 5c, 10c.18c
.lardlneors, 23c, 39c, 48c.70c
Churns 20c, 29c.88c
1 nlCO Set Plates.30c
1 S.-t Plates.15c
Ice ( ream Freezers at Prices Mr
MEN'S and HOYS' II ITS.
$1,0(1 I la* lor
$1.25 Hal lor
$1.50 Hat for
$2.00 Hal for
$2.50 Hat lor.:$1.08
$5.00 .lohn I) Stetson Hat.$3.Is
Straw Hats K?llig al 5c, 10c, 15c, 23c,
ISc. '.is,., and up to.S2.|s
A few Panama Hats going at low
Lemonade ami Ico Tea Tumblers, tall.
Special lot Meal Dishes, worth IOC and
Dont fail to see our bargain tables in
the basement. Tin, Glass, Crockery,
Knamcled-wnro .io<\ I3c, 15c .. ..25c
Pants worth $1.25 to $1.50 for .. . ,08c
Pants worth $1.75 to $2.00 Tor . .*l.ts
Pants worth $3.00 for.$2.80
Pants worth $5.00 for.$3.ls
Pants worth $7.00 for.#5.00
Buy Pants now and save money.
35c Dress Shirts.24c
50c Dress Shirts for.35c
65c Dress Shirts for.Ise
?J0c Dress Shirts for.(JOc
TRUNKS \M> SUIT F VSES.
i Suit Case.sie
1 Suit Case, good.#Lls
I Suit Case, lealhor.$3.08
I Trunk, worth $0.50.$L!?s
1 pair plOW shoes. Worth $1.85, our
1 pair $2.50 Plow Shoes.$1,01
1 pair Dress Shoes, $1.85 value , . 08c
I pair Die - Slioes, $2.00 value ..$Lls
I pair Ore s Shoes. $2.50 value . $1.98
I pair Dress Shoes, $3.00 rnluo . >'-'.Is
I pair Dress Shoes, $3.50 value . $'2.1h
I pair Dress Shoes, $1.0(1 value . .$3.30
7 cakes besl 5c Laundry Soap for '25c
II cakes ' Snap'1 Soap.25c
cakes ni? ? Toilet Soap.Hie
10c cake Glycerine Soap.5c
Ladles' Gauze Vests lor f.c. So, 10c 15c
Men's Undcrvosis, short sloove
long sleeve, 2iC atul 39c lor the 50c
1 lb. can Doraled Tali urn Powder. . ah
We are Completely Out of the High Priced District
We Sell for Less
Walk a Block
Save a Dollar
J. C. Burns & Co.
RED IRON RACKET
J. C. Burns & Company
5CUT PRICIi C
210 West Laurens Street.
Next to Bramlett's Shop.