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CHIEF OF BUREAU
South Carolinian Made Head of Bu
reau of Navigation. Showed Con
specuous Gallantry in Spanish War.
Washington. March 26.?Secretary
Daniels of the navy department to
night announced the resignation of
Capt. Phillip Andrews as chler of tho
'bureau of navigation and the appoint
ment of Commander Victor Blue to
succeed him. Capt. Andrews, who
as bureau chief held the rank of rear
admiral, goes back to the line, and
probably will be given command of
one of the largo ships of the navy.
Commander Blue, who Ih a native
of South Carolina, has had a consplc.
uous careor In the navy. During the
Spanish war he was promoted for he
roism as result of daring rcconnoit
ering tours around Santiago to lo
cate the enemy's fleet. Later he was
commended for conspicuous gallantry
while commanding the gunboat Alva
rado. During the past two years he
has been assigned to duty in connec
tion with the general board. He is a
brother of Rupert Blue, surgeon gen
eral of the public health service.
A statement issued from the navy
department announced that hereafter
the navigation bureau chief would not
have the assignment of officers senior
to bim In rank, and that the secretary
himself would assign to duty cap
tains and rear admirals.
"Since coming into office," the
statement added, "the secretary has
received reports showing that there
It some dissatisfaction among the en
listed and commissioned personnel of
the navy, and he has found Com
mander Blue thoroughly In accord
with his ideas as to the necessary
steps that should bo taken to advance
the interests of the enlisted meen and
of the sea-going officers."
? PINE BLUFF NEWS. *
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Pine Bluff, March 31.?Miss Nora
Turner, who came home on a visit
from Lander college at the close of
first session, went back last Monday
to assume the second session work.
The Bum of threo dollars was made
at the egg hunt at Bathabara on the
22nd for the missionary society by
the little nlckle and dime admission.
This was specially good for tho num
ber of people present.
On last Monday evening the young
people of the neighborhood and a
large crowd from Cross Hill had a so
cial gathering at Misses Mary and
Blolse Brown's, complimentary to
Misses Mary Miller and Janle Griffin,
of Cross Hill, who were at home from
Chicora college on a visit. Everyone
present reported a good time.
We are sorry that MIsb Annie Grlf
fln la sick and our wish for her is that
she will soon be entirely well.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holland and
bright little son, Francis, spent last
week with the former's mother, who
lives near the historic old star fort
Misses Estelle and Nolle Turner and
Hellen Griffin and Messrs. H. H. Ful
ler and R. W. Griffin dined with "The
Brown girls" Sunday.
Mrs. N. G. Davis and children re
turned Saturday from a very pleasant
visit to Mrs. Nettle Belglestaff of Bno
Mrs. W. P. Turner anl Miss Elolse
Brown, who were delegates from the
missionary societies of Cross Hill and
Bathabara to the third division union,
Were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
Madden, la?t Thursday and Friday.
Mr. R. Li, Epting, of Newberry, is
bn a visit to Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Brown and family. Mr. Epting will
make his departure in a few days to
San Franclbco, Cal? where be will be
In business again.
'A word of praise from the corres
pondent to the play "Down by the
Bea" which was grven in Lnurens
opera house last Frldny evening. It
was splendid?everyone rendered their
Coughs and Consumption.
Coughs and colds, when neglected,
always lead to ser)ous trouble of the
lungs. The wlscstf thing to do when
you have a cold tJkat troubles you is
to get a bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery. You will/get relief from the
first dose, and finally the cough will
disappear. O. H. Brown, of Muscadine!
Ala., writes: "My wife was down In
bed with an obstinate cough, and
colds. Price 50c and $1.00. Recom
mended by Laure.n;i Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Sweet Potato Plants
Nancy Hall? RedlProvidence and
Porto Rici Yams.
I can fill yfcur ?rder promptly,
for any quantity^j$i.75 per 1,000
over 10,000 at $1.50 per 1,000.
I guarantee plants true to name,
and delivery in good condition.
W. W. MORRIS,
Fort Green, Fla.
DOGS OF OLD ARE PRESERVED
South Kensington Museum In England
Contains Many Specimens of
London.?The rush to Europe season
Is at hand, and visiting Americans and
others fond of all the animals and
birds on earth are advised to visit the
South Kensington museum, which is
the natural hlatory branch of the Brit
ish museum, London. The Kensington
building is an enormous place and only
a two penny fare from Charing Cross
?virtually the center of the metropo
lis. The collection of everything with
legs and wings is nothing short of won*
derful. In an ordinary zoological col
lection many of the most interesting
creatures are asleep or otherwise be'
hind the scenes. At South Kensing
ton, however, every dead beast and
bird is very much "alive," and one can
Ancient Egyptian Greyhound or Ze
study its form and peculiarities with
much detail and continued charm.
All doKB are named and their breed
ing, owner and records given forth In
The day of stuffing animals' skins
with tow is over. The model of the
body 1b now made of plaster and the
skin 1b fitted on to the prepared block
of the proportions of the living dog.
Already there is noticeable a consid
erable change of type, an evolution
that can hardly be carried in the
mind's eye among the dogs of quite
GIRL RESISTS HEAVY BOLT
Young Woman Unconscious Several
Days, but Lives After Shock
That Melted Steel.
Baltimore, Md.?Medical scientists
are interested in the peculiar case of
Josephlng Jones, sixteen years old,
who is slowly recovering at St.
Agnes' hospital from a lightning
Btroko. Dr. Pierce Wilson says that
one of the most interesting features
of the caso 1b the fact that for several
days following the accident the girl
was In a state of anesthesia caused
by the terrific shock on the nervous
"For some days she was insensible
to pain. There was no muscular
paralysis, but the nervous system was
numbed. On making an investigation
I found that the depression made in
the sidewalk where she was struck
measured two feet in diameter and
fifteen incheB in depth. A tremendous
impact caused the sinking of the
earth. While in Europo, several years
ago, I searched for unusual electrical
cases, but this one is the most marvel
ous I have ever known. Tho body
resistance of the young woman la
what saved her life.
"Tho holt melted her necklace and
the steel rod of the umbrella she was
carrying. Tho girl was burned the
entire length of her left side, the
wounds havo not healed and may re
quire a skin grafting operation."
SHOES DEFY TIME AND WEAR
Mount Joy (Pa.) Man Thirty Yean
Trying to Discard Them, Without j
a Peg Yielding.
Mount Joy, Pa.?Isaiah Zug of Mil '
ton Grove la tho owner of a pair ot
shoos and of a pair of boots that, in
a way, aro as out of tho ordinary ae
the famous Bllppors of Cinderella
They promise to be everlasting, foi
the shoes have resisted for thirty
years tho efforts of Zug to wear there
out, while the boots would flro th?
enthusiasm of former Governor Pen
nypacker, with their record of twen
ty-flvo years' wear. i
Tho shoes aro of the variety known
in the rural regions as "Sundaj
shoos," while tho boots aro his "wad
dags," or workday footwear.
Both pairs were the production ol
Abraham P'bersole, now dead, who
had a cobbler and shoe shop at Mas
tersonvlllo. Zug and the shoes have
never lVjaed a Sunday at church in
the thirty yoars slnco Ebersole made
them to order for him.
WANTED "BROWN-EYED WIFE"
And 8ecret Service Man Arrested Ap
plicant as Smuggler When She
Philadelphia, Pa.?The quest of
"Acll Alexander," who is in reality Go
mez Wilson, one of the government's
shrewdest secret service agents, for a
"brown-eyed wife" has ended.
Wilson, who posed as a seedy Indi
vidual, sought a woman suspected of
counterfeiting and smuggling. Her
eyes were known to be brown. Tha
woman, whose name is Christin
Chandler, was found In Shamokln and
has been taken to Duluth, Minn.,
where she Is wanted.
Some time ago tho government re*
oeived reports of smuggling being car
ried on between Canada and the Unit
ed States, and a description of the
woman was placed in the hands of
Wilson, who devised the scheme of ad
vertising for a wife whose eyes were
brown. The suspect answeroj and
CLIMBERS CAMP IN ROCKIES
Enthusiasts From Everywhere Join
Alpine Club of Canada In Annual
Gathering Near Banff.
Banff, Alta.?Mountain climbers
from all parts of the Dominion, from
Great Britain, continental Europe and
the United States have been gathering
for several days at the seventh annual
camp of the Alpine Club of Canada,
which has been pitched thiB year lu
tho forest on tho south side of Pal
liRor's Vermilion Pass, main range of
the Rocky Mountains, about eight
miles from Castle and twenty-five
miles southwest from Banff.
The camp site is at an altitude of
6,300 feet above Bea level and amid
highly picturesque surroundings. By
Its side Is a rushing glacier torrent,
tho initial source of Vermilion river.
Tho pass is hemmed In by snow-clad
peaks. To tho east rise Storm Moun
tain and Mount Ball; to the weBt
Boom Lake Mountain and Mount
Whymper. Prospectors* Valley, In
which flows Tokuum Creek, gives ac
cess to a traverse of a wide Bnow field
to the southern faces of six of the ten
peaks forming that part of the range.
It is expected that a number of
alpinists will avail themselves of the
opportunity to graduate as full-fledged
members of the club by ascending to
tho required height of at least 10,000
feet above sea level. Storm Mountain,
the loweBt and most accessible of the
peaks, is 10,309 feet and its conquest
will be accepted as a graduating test.
Don't be surprised if you have an
attack of rheumatism this spring. Just
rub the affected parts freely with
Chamberlain's Liniment and it will
soon disappear. Sold by all dealers.
"My little son had a very severe
cold. I was recommended to try
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and be
fore a small bottle was finished he
was finished he was as well as ever,"
writes Mrs. H. Silks, 29 Dowling St.,
Sydney, Australia. This remedy I.
for sale by all dealers.
WAISTS BARRED BY CARDINAL
Woman 80 Clad Cannot Attend Con.
flrmatlon or Be Godparents
Vienna.?Women dressed In cloth
ing which reveals or slightly con
ceals the shoulders and arms, or who
wear tight-fitting skirts, will be bar
red front confirmation either as
spectators or as godparents to chil
dren, according to Patriarch Cardinal
Cavallarl, who preached a sermon re
cently which has set all the society
women of this city into a flutter of ex
Taking as his text St. Peter's words
on feminine apparel, the cardinal at
tacked "immodeBt, uncouth fashions,"
saying in part:
"The extravagance of women's
dress haB reached auch a point today
that even men?I do not speak of
Christians, but ordinary men of the
"How can respectable women ap
pear in public when thus arrayed? For
my part I will not permit women so
bedecked to attend confirmation, eith
er as spectators or as godparents to
children. I possess the right to ex
clude any and every perBon who thus
shows a want of respect for the holy
Use DARBY'S PROPHYLACTIC
FLUID In the house and In the stable.
It is as good for animal flesh as It is
for the human body. It heals sores,
cuts, ragged wounds, colic, dysentery,
galls, chafes, scratcftes., distemper,
hots and worms. The^tyis hardly any
limit to itB usefulness (fioout the home.
Price ?O cts per bottle. Sold by Lau
rens Drug Co.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous sys
tem and caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladder? Have you pains In
loins, side, back and bladder? Have you
a flabby appearance of the faco, and un
der tho eyes? a frequent desire to pass
urine? If so, Williams' Khlney Pills will
cure you?Druggist, I'rico Uc.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Pro,,... Cleveland,OUt
LAURENS DJHjG CO.
Laurens, rjt C
Poultry Profits Sure
when you succeed in raising
strong, vigorous chicks. Losses
hero are fatal to the business.
Cut out the losses; raise the
chicks. Sample package
frcc- n ,
" ^ ti> ?aby
&*r Chick Food
is guaranteed to make
chicks grow at a rapid
rate, big-boned and
husky. Feed it for three
weeks at a cost of lc per
chick and insure your
"Money Back if it Fails'*
Iii boxes and bags, 25c up.
(.. ( i'i .iic. Profit-sharing; liooklet
Sold and guaranteed by ?11
first class dealers.
Storm-proof, too, became theyjnterlock and overlap in such a way that the
fiaett driving mow er rain cannot tilt under them.
Bert roof for country building*, because they're sale from all the elements.
7 They'll last as long at the building, and never need repairs.
For sale by
Local Dealers or Cortright Metal Roofing Company
50 N. 23rd, St., Philadelphia, Pa.
New Spring Goods
-ARRIVING DAILY AT-^
J. C. Bnrns & Company's Big Department Store
RED IRON RACKET! The store that's made Laurens Famous for its Bargain-Giving
Power by Selling Same Goods for Less Money. Come to J. C. Burns & Company for your Spring and
Summer bill. It will pay you to come many miles to this store to buy your goods. Six Bargain Days Each
Week at Red Iron Racket. We want you business, that's why we cut the prices. Come and see, we will
Ladies' and Children's Hats nice as
sortment 48c. 69c, 98c up to $4.39
New assortment of Ladies' Skirts
$1.98 up to.$7.39
Special lot Shirtwaists 48c, 79c. 98c
Pig values in Children's and Misses'
Dresses.48c and 98c
Special lot Ribbons 5c, 10c, 15c up
to the yard.25c
Dress Ginghams, nil styles, yd ..5c,
Special lot Percales, yard wideO l-2c
Fine quality Linen Lawn only . .10c
Special lot Dress Goods 10c, 15c, 19c,
Sliirtwaist Goods, fine finish, white,
black and assorted colors, per yd.
10c, 15c, 18c.25c
RED HOT PRICES
Men's Pants, all prices from \98cj
$1.25, $1,98 up to $4.95 for \J
Special Suits Tor 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 wtiich
usually sells for $4.50 to $5.00.
25c lot of Caps, special.15c
1500 Neckties, special values for
.10c. 15c, 25c
Soxs and Stockings for the whole
family .8c, 10c, 13c, 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
Sec our line of samples for Men's
Suits, made to order $15.00, $19.00
Give us your order at once, fit and
satisfacl ion guaranteed.
Don't fail to visit, our Bargain Base
ment, for tin glnss, crockery, enam
eled ware, rugs, window shades,
trunks, wall paper, cotton plaids,
sea islands, ticking, work shirts,
pants, overalls, and lots of other
bargains arc to be found in the
Don't fail to see our jewelry depart
ment for what, you want.
Spccal lot besl dollar Watches ...68c
$1.00 Alarm Clocks.60c
3 boxes Matches.10c
10 lbs best Soda.25c
7 cakes "Washing Soap.25c
Special Sal unlay, Sweets, all fine
candies for, per lb.10o
All *1 00 Bottles of Standard Patent Medicines only 84 cts. All 50c Sizes for 42 cts. 20 lbs. Standard
A * * Granulated Sugar for $1.00. 25 lb. Bag for $1.25
RED IRON RACKET
J. C BURNS & COMPANY, 210 West Laurens Street
Same Goods for Less Money and More Goods for Same Money Is Our Motto
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