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VISIONS OF RAM ROADS
STILL FILL THE AIR
Anderson Man Teil? Keasoas why He
Thinks Railroad ?lj| be Ballt froa
Uafne* title, fiiu, to Cheater, S. C,
?la La areas.
That ? railroad from some Georgia
point west of Anderson, 8. (.'?, through
Anderson, Laarens, Clinton and thence
^to Cnevter s in the realm of possibili
ty b gathered from a story In The An
derson Daily Mail se>*ral days ago
This railroad, If ballt, would prore of
tremendous benefit to all the towns
ment'oned and the territory between
them. A railroad running through the
western portion of this county would
open up a rich territory which now
has no railroad facilities and which
doubt I ens would hail with delight any
movement looking toward the build
ing of such a line. Tbe article from
Tte Dally Mail is as follows:
"Mr. Sam K. Moore may not be a
prophet but he claims to have vision.
He says he can see things afar It is
Mr. Moore's firm belief that the South
ern Railway will build a line from
Chester to Anderson and from here to
Gainesville, Ga. A simple statement
of that belief doesn't excite much in
terest, but Mr. Moore offers an ex
planation which is very plausible. He
does not claim to have any informa
tion direct from the authorities of
the road, but says that he has figured
the whole thing out largely by ratio
cination. He bad a tip for a starting
"Mr. Moore says that it would be
cheaper to buildt an new read from
Gainesville to Chester than to double
track from Gainesville to Charlotte.
And the Southern ra'.lway has long
nine* announced Its policy of double
tracking the road from Washington
to Atlanta. Mr. Moore declares that
there is one stretch of seven miles
from Toccoa, Ga/, toward Atlanta j
whlcc will cost more to be double, j
tracked than half of the cost of a new j
road from Chester to Gainesville. Mr.!
Moore knows because he has a farm j
up there at Toccoa and every spring'
he has to get a shot gun to plant his
seed the land Is so straight up and,
There would be a splendid country'
for the new road to traverse. Mr.
Moore points out on the map that it
is a direct straight line from Ches
ter to Gainesville and that over 30
miles along the proposed route have
been built- This Includes the Blue
Rdge between Bel ton and Anderson
and the road from Hartwell Ga., to
CamcKvIlle, Ga. An air line from An
derson to Chester would pass through
Union and Laurens courthouses and
would come Into Anderson county by
way of Ware Shoals, Honea Path and
"Beyond the state line the road
won Id cross four good Counties, where
the farm lands bring $00 per acre,
although there are no railroads in
those counties. The character of the
farming lands from Chester to
Gainesville would be almost uniform
and the road as a merely local line
would no doubt be self susta nlng. But
the principal Idea n the proposition
Is not for a local line but for a line
paralleling the Piedmont Air Line
from Charlotte to Gainesville.
"The travel on the main line has
grown so heavy that double tracking
Is absolutely necessary but as Mr.
Moore point out it is almost a phy
sical impossibility to double track
from Toccoa to Gaffney, or at least
the expense would be much greater
than building the Blue Ridge through
the mountair . The Gainesville to
(Chester line would answer the pur
;*ose of double tracking for it would
afford an easy grade over which
:hrough trains could he hauled at
maximum speed and at minimum cost.
The through vestibules from the north
?ould be handled this way at much
'.ess expense, for In addition to the
Having In fuel on tho heavy grades,
tho distance is reduced by 12 miles.
"If such a road should be built, It
would of course benefit Anderson more
.ban any oth^r city in the stretch
.'rom Charlot'.o to Atlanta, for what
Anderson has needed to make It a big
;or city tba i Greenville or Spartan
burg is a trunk Uno of railway?just
one. And we are In position to have
:nore than one.
"The trunk line from Charlotte to At
lanta should have come by Anderson
.my way. Tho survey was made this
way from Greenville, but some graft
ers got into the game In those good
ild radical days. Senator John R.
'?Hin an of this county warned tho
;>ooplo of Anderson of tho danger of
losing tho road, but they thought it
.niposslblo to build from Kasley to
Toccoa and laughed at his fears. As a
oonsoquonco Anderson lost tho great
.all way which has made Spartanburg
nd Greenville what they are."
Many sufferers from rheumatism
have been surprised and delighted
with tho prompt relief afforded by ap
plying Chamberlain's Liniment. Not
one case of rheumatism in ten re
quires any Internal treatment what
ever. This liniment is for sale by all
? KIOM KOTES. ?
Ekoxn. March 17.?We bare hid an
other downpour of rain, bat the bright
sunshine is sailing on us this morn
inf. The Madden correspondent is
right when she says that everyone
carries a bright face when the sun
We are sorry to report tbat Miss
Fraokle Culbertoon, who has been
sick for several weeks. Is not Improv
ing very rapidly.
MJss Myrtle Culbertson spent last
Wednesday night with Miss Gertrude
Prof. L. D. Elle/re risked the city
of Columbia the latter part of last
week, where he attended the meet
ing of the Bute Teachers association.
Messrs. Jay and Gray Cooper spent
Sunday with their uncle, Mr. W. T.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwln Elledge, of the
Poplar Spring section, visited in this
Mrs. S. M. Bo!and is spending awhile
with her daughter, Mrs. Annie Cooper.
Miss Pearl Culbertson spent a week
with her grandmother, Mrs. R. B.
Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Cooper visited
their slater, Mrs. Lou Culberts'on,
The Womans Missionary union wll
meet with us next Saturday. Hope
that the weather will be fair, and that
we may bare a full attendance and a J
Born to Mr. and Urs. B. G. Cooper,
ED Elf 50TES.
Eden March 17.?We are having
plenty of rain now. The grain is,
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. HJpp and little
j son. Gray, spent Saturday with Mr. |
John Curry and family, of the Green
Mrs. Emma Roper, teacher of the
Edon school, visited homefolks in Lau
rens Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. F. W. Mahaffey and family spent
Saturday night with Mrs. Emma
Mr. H. H. Mahon and wife were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Hipp Wed
Several of the community attended
the entertainment at Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks Na&h Friday night.
Mr. L. A. Armstrong was a business
visitor in Laurens the first part of
Misses Liza Switzer and Cora Put
man spent Wednesday with Mrs. L. A.
Mr. T. II. Habb and w!fe spent Sat
urday night with Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Mr. J. L Mahaffey, who has been
right sick, is speedily recovering.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
won its great reputation and extensive.
Bale by Its remarkable cures of
coughs, colds and croup. It can be
depended upon. Try it. Sold by all
Tylersvllle, March 17.?On account
Of the continued rains the farmers of
this section are very much In arrear
with their work.
Several from this section went to
Leesville Sunday afternoon to hear
Rev. W. B. Justus.
Mr. J. W. Donnan was in Laurens
on business last Thursday.
Mr. William Peterson spent a few
days n Columbia last week.
Mr. T. P. Poolo was in Laurens Sat
Miss Irene Donnan spent the week
end with Misses Birdie and Bculab
Miss Mattio Belle Peterson has re
turned homo after visiting relatives
In Spar tan burg and Greer.
Rev. W. B. Justus delivered a very
ablo sermon at Sandy Springs Sunday
Box Snpper at Ekom.
Friday night. March 21st, there will
bo a box supper at Kkom school, to
which the public Is cordially Invltod.
|Tho proceeds of the supper will go to.
I wards improving the school.
Make Easter the
for that new portrait you have
promised yourself* jo long. Its
an appropriate time to exchange
photographs, and besides, the
pretty Easter hat and frock
will show you at your best.
MAKE APPP01NTMENTS EARLY
Wednesday, March 19th
A Mammoth Display of Beautiful Millinery
Dress Goods. Silks. Novelty Wash Fabrics. Linens, Trimmings, Etc.
SUITS AND DRESSES
A cordial invitation to visit our opening day and all other days. We are receiving new
goods daily which we will be pleased to show you.
MEN'S DEPARTMENT Now showing all the New Styles. Men and Boy's Shirts, Neck
wear, Straw Hats, Oxfords. We invite you for a look. Our pleasure to show you The
Many New Things.
LAURENS' BEST STORE
J. C. BUKN8 & CO.
J. C. BURNS & CO.
J. C. BURNS ? CO.
Red Iron Racket
The Big Department Store
Ladies' and Children's Hats for
Easter, nice assortment 48c. 69c,
98c up to.$4.39
New assortment of Ladies' Skirts
$1.98 up to.$7.39
Special lot Shirtwaists 48c, 79c, 98c
Ki^ values in Children's and Misses'
Dresses.48c and 98c
Special lot Easter Ribbons 5c, 10c,
i;.ic ip to the yard.25c
Dress Ginghams, all styles, yd . .5c,
Special lot Percales, yard widc9 l-2c
Fine quality Linen Lawn only ..10c
Special lot Dress Goods 10c, 15c, 19c,
Shirtwaist Goods, fine finish, white,
black and assorted colors, per yd.
10c, 16c, 18c.25c
Men's Pants for Easter, all prices
from 98c. $1.25. $1.98 up to $4.95
for the $0.00 kind.
Specal Easter Suits for men, all pric
es $4.75, $6.39, $8.25. $9.68, $12.37
Men's Hats, all colors, all prices 48c,
75c, 98c, $1.39, $1.98 up to $2.98
for a John B. Stetson Hat which
usually sells for $4.50 to $5.00.
25c lot of Caps, special for Easter 15c
1500 Neckties for Easter, special
values.10c, 15c, 25c
Soxs and Stockings for the whole
family .8c, 10c, 13<v 19c, 25c
Easter Shirts now going at39c, 48c,
4000 pairs of Shoes and Slippers.
Shoes for everyday wear and Shoes
for style and dress and remember
Red Iron Racket sells them for less
See our line of samples for Men's
Suits, made to order $15.00. $19.00
Give us your order at once, fit and
Specal lot best dollar "Watches . . .68c
$1.00 Alarm Clocks.60c
Don't fail to see our jewelry depart
ment for what you want.
Don't fail to visit our Bargain Base
ment for tin glass, crockery, enam
eled ware, rugs, window shades,
trunks, wall paper, cotton plaids,
sea islands, ticking, work shirts,
pants, overalls, and lots of other
bargains are to be found in the
10 lbs best Soda.25c
7 cakes "Washing Soap.25c
3 boxes Matches.10c
Special Saturday, Easter Sweets, all
fine candies for, per lb.10c
All $1.00 Bottles of Standard Patent Medicines only 84 cts. All 50c Sizes for 42 cts. 20 lbs. Standard
Granulated Sugar for $1.00. 25 lb. Bag for $1.25
RED IRON RACKET
J. C. BURNS & COMPANY
210 W. Laurens Street
Same Goods for Less Money and More Goods for Same Money
Is Our Motto.