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Cracker Eating Contest
EflliceCy deinds 1argely on the way we eat and dIgest food.
We desire to kinow who is tihe best eater in this community. In
order to discover this4 there will be a
in our store SATUllDAY AlTIERINOON, March 27th, beginning
promptly at :1 o'clock. Each contestant will be provided with a
hbg containing 21) enickers. On, of tle apointell judges will give
tle word. and tihe one who first finishes eating Al I the crackers
will Ie given a Pocket Killfe and 10,000 looster Coipolns; second
prize 8,000 Biooster Coupons; third; 6,000 lBooster Coupons; fourth,
1.01111 Booster Coulpon s: fifth, 2,01)00 looster Con )s. Each and ev
i'ry coin testalt who iiters will Ibie given 1,000 looster Coupons, pro
viding lie eat.- ai leaist 1) ceiacekers.
l'roviding th1, wiinier is in a fit condition to receive it, lie will
h' giveil the li'Olc't Knif and 1II01 Booster Coilpons as 8001 Ms
tlao judges ) announce te wiiie.
.\ll conIet.-ails should ente'r their namles as soon as )OSSible. We
inivit you to lmi.' to our store e(cl Patlrday afternoon between
now and Nlach 27, and practice. We'll furnish the cralkcers.
Thilte ('iIin'n 's L eteto' Contest will close Saturday, March 27.
Brinlg in youri1 letters before '1hat ti-:1 e.
.\luse I(iext S.li alr1y hy soie llooster. Call and see us.
Who will t(liti oulr windows iex; wveIlk--5-,000 con )))s.
STAND)ING MONDAY HALL'OT 1OX COUNr.
FlR'ST-41iss May Roper
S iCON.Dl---Niss Lena lRoundtree
Tl'l ii R .\-r. Eva Teague
Pot'RtlliIss l uth Patton
Others following closely.
THE BOOSTER ST RE
J. C. BURNS & CO
When the bowels (on d -.r ;t.iy fills the
system vithl impurities which .: feel bad.
DR. M. A. SUNIMMONS
Vegetable Liver Medicine
Is a fine old Bowel Purifier
Under ks excelk'nt cathnirtic inience th1 owel movi rnw; become regular
and healthy, the liveri it iiorated aid th' stemawh 3 reth'ned. 'When
thle syitm lis been cleansed of all hi!!a is matter yn (i iet.rI . ''le mind
becomes alrt and t-urful, 0he digation glod and the Ilv trong and
vigorous. Puy only tle penu ine It is Iput upi inl a hndsomc lithographed
till box, with the picture of Dr. M. A. Simmons on thei front panel.
Ask for the Tin Box. Price 25 Cents.
C. F. SIMMONS MEDICINE CO., Proprietors, ST. LOUIS, MO.
Special Train Tours
Independent Trips Tours One Way
Through the Panama Canal and
Special Train Overland
Seaboard Air Line Railway
The TPours willl consumire 26 to 50 days, Including ALL EX
PI'NSES, such as Railroad and Steamnship faures; Pullman andI
Stateroom~ berths; dlinhig car aiid steamship meals; the hilghest
class hotels on Amnericap plan, excepting Los Angeles and San
Franicisco) where rooms Oinly are furiiished; attractive sightseeing
Many Diverse Routes
Including D~enver, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Pike's Peak,
Royal (Jorge, Salt Lake 'City, Yellow.stonue National Park, Grand
(Canyon of Arlzona, Orange Groves or Southern California, San
Dilego, Los Angeles, Coast. of California, Sani Fraincisco, Portland,
Seattle, Puiget Sound, Victoia Vancouver, tile Canadian Rocky
Mountaiins, St. Paul and Chicago.
All trainis 'tquiipped with ALL STEEL Pullman draw.ing room,
stater'oom comparl~tmen01t andl observation cars and (liners for thle
texlsve use of onur parties for the eiitire trIp. Persounally conduct
ed1 and satisfactory chiaperonied. Ladles unescorted assuiredl of ev
TIhe hilghiet class of servIce and the 'l'MST OF EVERY
Writ e for Look let and det aled In forma tionl.
Gattis Tourist Agency
Tourist Agents. S. A. L. Ry. Re1egh, N. C.
* THE NEW 0QUNTY, *
Tho movement for a new county, to
be formed out of tile lower section
of Greenville and the upper section of
lIaurens counties, has been revived,
and once more will the citizens Inter
ested make an effort to have a county
of their own. It Is not the intention
of this paper to object to this move
iment, but, at this time, ncrely to call
attention to certain pilases of -the prob
1em. In the announcement of the
iass meeting which will -be held at
Fountain -Inn oil 1tha afternoon of
.\March the 2nd, are c.ertain stiftements
which should be carefully considered.
This, for instance, is a paragra)h In
tile news story carried In the Fountain
"Knowing, then, that tile pro
posed bonds will ultimately be is
sued, and feeling that such an issue is
unjust and designed to work a liard
ship upon the oultlying districts of
Greenville county for tile sole ben
0iil of Greenville city, mien of the low
er section are determined to do cv
erything in their power to draw out
of a government where they are taxed
witlhout representation or considera
.The occasion, then, for tills new agi
tation, is in par1t at least, tile proposed
bond Issue of $950,000 for permiallent
improvement lin Greenville county.
ilit will th1e eitizens of lie loweir sec
Iton1, eveil though they succeed ill
forming a new county, thereby avoid
tie taxation which will be necessary
to pay off the bon1ds? Unless they
formll tILe proposed countliy before the
bold issuie is effective, or before it b)e
(,omeiis a det, it will be incumbent ill)
oil theill to pay* their proportional'!
share of the taxes, just as if they were
a 1pat-of Grevlecounty. Thiey will
under such circi nstances, be paying
lie taxes of i County which they are
lot citizels fi.
The South Carolina Constitltion of
1895, provides, aiong other things,
"All new couties hereafter form
ed s11111 bealr a just. apportionment or
the valid illdbetediless of the old coui
ty or counties frolli which they have
The proposed bond Issue will be
o ective, if it Is to become effective lit
all, within a year, an( how can a new
(oility bp. formed Ili a lesser period
of time thall this?
The Constitution iln Article Vil,
sectionl 1, pirovides as follows inl re
gard to nwcounties:
"The Gen1eral Assemly11 1111 VS
tablish Iew cou(nOtties ill thep following
a:n111r: Whenlever on1e-third of the
itialified e lectors within the area:i of
(1a1ih sectioni of aln old couity pro
posed to ie (lt. off to form a new
countly Shuall petitionl the governor01 for
thle vreatilonl of a new%\ countly, setting
f1h11 ItII l'ouliiell's and showinig
(opliial e witil tie lrir emilllilli .Its of
t1hs Article, the, governlor. Shall or-der,
:ll election,. withinl a reasonlable tim14
hereaf ter, by the (11<il fied elector's
withi the i oo sed ara,' ill whi h
(1(!c(i tley shali vote 'Yes' or 'No'
tlpion' the ilt tiv lioni of (cating ( li n w
o nt:iId at th sal 4.1( eltion the
(piestionl of a nam 11(n a e iuntyv ;(. se i
for sn h ouily Shall bo sbhilitted to
.\rticle Vil, section '2: "If l wo-thirds.
o i t1 the ( t1;111ifie d t Iletos in I a t
sl 1h .lect~in shall , vt 'Y i s' u1:1on
S( <(tit tions, th4n the G( n ral A -
s o lbly at it iext Seoieron sh1ll i ;eu.
alish such w n * *"v'
.1.l ing 1,rom1 theSe provisionis o f
the4 Const:itutionl, it appear that thev
11t-oposedl couu e tld niolth- fot fund
ir ofni lt puli dilb, of Gree' I linvil
A w r as t he tx tin h
par ofth \lr sct~iof ;he~
Donary which lu y b e i fpy
ap r xm tl ten p r .fent of ,-- th
Memlbers of the Southl Carolina
Methlodist conference figured accu
r'ately in determining the 11110 of de
miarcation between tile two confer
enices created at 'the Sumnter conlfer'
Th~ottghi tile South CarolIna or LoW
er' con ference approximates nlearly
South Carolina conifer'ence, it has tile
tadvantage of the latter ini mlember'
shilp by only about, 600.
Accor'ding to in formnation1 su~pplietl
b~y the R1ev. ,J. W. Kilgo, D. D.,~ pre'
s11 lig elder1 or the~ ColumIilbia dlistIrict,
l)'1'e S'outhl C'ar'oina conifer'enee hias
taxes of Greenville county. That is a
liberal estimated, for .the city of
Greenville and the corporations of
the county, most of which are out
side of the lower section, pay
seventy-eight or eighty per cent of
the taxes of the county. Surely this
ten per cent. is not a burdensome
debt tosplace upon the lower section,
especially when one considers tile
benefit which 'that section, in con
mlion with all other se'tions, will en
joy. The lower section will have
roads built just as good as any other
section. Its voice will! be heard just
as the voice of any other -section
having a shiinilar number of inhabi
Tie contention that the city runs
tile county, and that the roads 'are
for tI, "sole beneit" of tle city,
does not receive accept-ance without
argument. Why are the roads for
the sole benefit of tile city. The
farmers will pay but approximately
'twenty per Cent of the cost of the
roads, and certainly they will receive
more than twenty per cent. of the
value from them. It is unreasonable
to say that the city will be the sole
beneficiary, for how can the rural
districts b left, out of the -prosperity
which will conc from a development
of them? The city will prosper, of
course, because of the better roads;
but the country will prosper more.
I)oes the city run the county? No,
it is the 'majority of the Voters who
run it. Political power is not grant
ed according to'area in acres, but ac
cording to population. Shoadi an iso
lated district, having some few hun111
I-- voters, but more acreage than
Greenville city be allowed the same
voice in th- government that the city
has? That would ie undemocratic.
A democracy recognizes men, rather
If the people of the lower section
desire to fori a county, that is their
own business, and they havo' a perfect
right to do so. But when they go
about this work, they should consid
er all the phases of tile, (Illostioll,
some of which phases have been sug
gested above. Do tey prefer to stay
in Greenville county and derive bene
fit from the road improvement; or to
withdraw and contilibute theli' ten
per cent., or whatever the per cent
may be, toward the roads of Green
ville county? Is it possible for them
to have a new county formed before
the bonds become a public debt? These
are a few of the questions for the
mass meeting to consider.-The Green
Do Yoi Continthuallly Feel Slugsish1,
If youl (o, it is probably caused by
your' liver. When the liver fails to
perform its fulletions properly, tihe
systein becomes elogged with ipoisol
o0u mateir, that we'oighas you dtown
mnentally anld physically.
The liver gets ouit or order Very eas
ily and if* neglected, (1hroniC trouble
11sually reslts. Don't delay if yol
feel badly. You knowingly lay your
self open to life long'. pain, wh.tenl you1
allow yoIrself to colittinie I11 in a mrun
(oll cndition. Cure youirelf (uick
lIY ah with a I d thive naural veg
etabe rmed , I~r-V r-lnx. It hlas
all 1he effectiveless, bu t otil te offect
Golitino Lii-Ver-lnx b1earls. thie lio
n'ss and sInau of 1'. K. lregh
ad ' it I. Ituatranteed to give satisf'action1
0o i 1m1n11%, refnlldtd. tI1sit on It. 1or
sal' by .urd ben l D(g ' to.
1,aies shiold take( Ilt. SI.\l.\ON'S
QAWVINIC1 WINIC for all Irregi
]arHIlls It relieves qui1ckly and re
toematurlal conditions". l'ri1en $1.00
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
IThe Old itandardt general strengthening tonie,
Gn.vt's TLA5TF.ElS8 chill TONIC, drIves out
Malaria.enrichets the blood.nnd builds up the Bys.
temn. A true tonic. Foir adulta nud ch)ildren. 50c
I erIshilp oft ('huirihes ini 'Two Divisionis
with th ftrso *(the Suth aro
4 ,8 Thi doe not inld, h n
cres mo~esi thouhoutRth
twe 30 rad ,0.
andl the finesofth e South Carocn
f4renc. Thi doInclud uples thein
pr'eaced amrconnetroughot tile
church wthroun otthe at1sthsfe. 0
Nieeen 0 aonte are,000.rte
iTher aUper 14outharina tConfper
ande 13t5 in the South 'Ciarcona
coerene. Richildig county1m 3s33h
ineteeony euni broken abtou'ot oe
thtird of tis being in tihe Upperl C00t
. will be vigorous and
healthy if you keep
the sows in condi
zi IlhA tion with
Prats Ana Regilator
r Pkgs. 25c, 50c, $1.00; 25 lb. pail $3.00
An indispensable tonic before and after farrow
ing. Increases flow of milk, improves digestion
and the general condition of the offspring. After
weaning give it to the little pigs to prevent in
digestion and worms. Swine breeders have long
recognized the value of Pratts
PA Is Animal Regulator as a disease
Remedies preventive and tonic.
Dip and Dlctnfotant
CZoin Remtd a Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Back
H1alin Olntmnt Pratts outry Regulator is a neces
nIent' eitv I W to instn'e healthy chicks.
no'r'"a n EPk . 5c, 50c, 60c, $1.00; 25 lb. pail $2.50.
Eye itanody 'fuse substitt ten; insist on Pratts.
A Bag Ointment Get I's-ails Steel. 1oo1k
J. C. Shell & Co.; J. A. Franks; Todd, Simpson & Co.;
A. L. Mahaffey.
After taking inventory of stock find we
have too many Winter Goods on hand.
While it is possible the most severe weath
er is yet to come an opportunity is offered
to those who are not provided to secure
Winterwear at much below market value.
Only a limited number of Blankets on (
hand--these are offered at prime cost to
THESE LENSES DO NOT
TOUCH YOUR EYELASHES
- Their deep curve leaves plenty
of room, and allows the edge
of the lense o fit close to your
- eyes. Yo can forget this an
noya ce if you wear Toric
6 Lenses -We shall be glad to
TOIUCe tell you more abort them.
B. W. L0CKNER, Optometrist
Laurensa, S. C.
MNis jud ed by the clothes he wears.
His like ise judged by his Stationery.
This fact l~ig true, why not have the
best ? You Oe* be sure of getting the BEST
by sending yr next order to The Adverti
ser Printing ompany at Laurens.