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Mr. Y. J. Culbertson, Honored Citizen of
the County, Celebrates 77th Birth*
day?Newsy Mountvillc Letter.
Mountville, May 28. ?Last Wednes
eay, 23rd inst., we attended the 77th
anniversary of the birth of Mr. Y. J.
Culbertson of Ekom.* Quite a number
of his children, grand-children and other
relatives wero present to do honor to
tho occasion. Mr. Culbertson is now
the oldest man living in that neighbor
hood, and notwithstanding his ad
vanced age enjoys good health. But
for a hurt received from a fall a few
years ago he wonld be quite active for
a man of that age. In fact he ia able
to do most of his plowing and other
farm work. He owns a mule thirty
five years old witli which he docs his
' plowing. The mule* is in good condition
and does good work.
Several of our people attended Chil
dren's Day at New Prospect last Sat
We had good rains Saturday and Sun
day in this section and below for some
Miss Lila Bess Nelson of this place
was married Sunday, 20th inst., to Mr.
William Thomas Whatley of Cokes
bury. The marriage ceremony was
performed by Rev. John L. Ray at his
home at Waterloo. The happy couple
have the best wishes of many friends.
Quarrels, fights and pistols, incited
by whiskey very often, have come to
be common affairs at large gath
erings of the colored race. At a'
"May Day" celebration here at Good
' Hope Church Sunday two pistol shots
were heard on the ground and two wo
men had a fight. We are glad to know,
however, that the leading men of the
Church deplore such conduct and ex
press their determination to punish the
Mrs. Fannie Pyles gave the young
people a lawn party Friday night in
honor of her grandson, Mr. Marion
Carlyle of Spartanburg, who is spend
ing several weeks with her.
Mrs. Geo. D. Tilfman of Clark's Hill
is visiting her son-in-law, Dr. A. It.
Fuller/. She has several of her grand
children with her, among them little
Miss Margarite Fuller.
Col. Wash Watts is quite sick. His
friends feel quite anxious about ins
Now is the time to get your summer
suit. Sec the great line we are show
ing at $10, $12.00 and $15. J. K. Minter
In Walhalla on May 22d five ware
houses and their contents, including
twenty-five wagons, were destroyed by
fire. Only one building was insured.
One of the events of the week is the
opening of the Remnant Sale at Davis,
Roper and Company's.
Erskine College will graduate twenty
six young men and four young women
the 5th of June.
See the new summer footwear just
arrived at Copeland's.
OBTAINING LOWER COMMISSIONS.
Result of Recent Cotton Mill Contest in
the Courts Pointed Out.
(From The News and Courier.)
The American Wool and Cotton He
porter Of May 24 contains an advrtise
ment of "Smith, Hogg & Company,
"Standard Cotton Fabrics, Boston, New
York and Chicago,'1 and in the list of
cotton mills in various States for winch
the firm is selling agent appear the
names of Pelzer Cotton Mills, Belton
Manufacturing Company and Ware
Shoals Manufacturing Company, South
Carolina corporations. Herein hangs a
tale of what is deemed an event of un
common significance in the textile in
dustry of the State. ( *
Until a few weeks ago the Pelzer and
Belton companies, having an aggregate
of about 183,000 spindles, the former
being the largest mill in the South,
wer 3 represented by one of the two
cotton goods commission houses having
the bulk of the business in South Caro
lina and the prevailing rate of com
missions was 4 per cent. It is under
stood, and in fact generally announced,
that their new agents are selling their
goods at 2 per cent. The Ware Shoals
Manufacturing Company lias just com
pleted its plant, the machinery having
started last week, and the presumption
is that it will obtain the same rate,
though wo have no information about
The further statement is freely made
in textile circles that a number of other
mills are perfecting arrangements to
have their goods sold at 2 per cent, and
fhat the aggregate savings to the mills
which have consummated tho change
or are about to consummate it,Jis esti
mated at from two hundred thousand
to a quarter of a million dollars an
Capt. Ellison A. Smyth, who may be
said to bo at the head of the spinning
industry in South Carolina, is the presi
dent of Pelzer and Belton mills. He is
a native of Charleston and grew to
manhood in Charleston. That he shouid
be a successful leader in this important
forword step of the Southern mills is
cause for pride to his former fellow
citizens, as well as to all South Caro
Of equal significance with the actual
saving involved to Southern mills is the
demonstration that there is no general
disposition in the North to discriminate
against the Southern industry, even
though a selfish policy has been adopted
by certain firms in special cases. In
time, all theTSouthern mills will be
treated just as the New England mills
are treated, and it may be taken for
granted that the fight so bitterly con
tested last year in the Courts by other
mills has in the larger sense been fol
lowed by a complete victory, if the
whole field be surveyed.
See the "swing and dash" in Minter's
Ad today telling of the Special Summer
things to be found in their department
Specials in our Bargain basement
Ready-made sheets 49c and 69c; pillow
slips 10c and 15c. J. E. Minter & Bro.
Barn Burned Near Mt. Bethel.
Last Thursday night, nearMt. Bethel,
Sullivan township, Mr. N. B. Wood's
barn was destroyed by fire, together
with a quantity of fodder and other
provender. Fire supposed to have been
of incindiary origin as it occurred at
two o'clock at night. No insurance.
The Mill in Operation.
The Ware Shoals cotton mill which
has just been completed is in operation
this weok and is using about twenty-live
bales of cotton a day. The company is
buyi : its supply of cotton off the
wagons from the surrounding country.
Mr. Young Vancg lo Wed.
Friends and relatives in Laurens of
Mr. Henry Young Vance have received
invitations to his marriage June 5th to
Miss Florence Kinard, daughter of Mr.
M. L. Kinard, one of the most promi
nent citizensof Columbia.
Out on Bail.
Berry Pinloy, the negro who is
charged with killing Douglas Moore,
also colored, at White Plains Church,
Sunday, May 20, has been released
from jail on a $2,000 bond granted by
Circuit Judge DunUler.
Mr. M. C. Barnett Dead.
Mr. M. C. Barnett died at the Watts
Mills village Friday night after a brief
illness. He was about (50 years old and
leaves a family. His remains were ta
ken to Durbin Creek Church on Sunday
Tire Loss Adjusted.
The Slate Mutual Fire Insurance Co.,
of this city, in which Mr. W. F. Med
lock had a policy on his residence which
was destroyed by lire May 12, adjusted
and settled the loss yesterday, just a
little over two weeks after the fire.
To Speak at Jonesvillc.
Congressman J. T. Johnson has ac
cepted an invitation to deliver an ad
dress next Sunday at Jonesville, Union
county, at the unveiling of a monument
by the Woodmen of the World.
County R. P. B. Association.
A meeting of the County Rural
Delivery Carriers' Association will be
held in the court house this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
The Rt. Rev. Ellison Capers, bishop
of the South Carolina Diocese, will
preach at the Church of the Epiphany
this evening at half past eight o'clock.
National Memorial Bay.
This being National Memorial Day
it will be observed as a holiday by
all the rural delivery carriers in the
Blake Bishop, colored, and the mule
he was plowing were killed by lightning
in Barnwell county on May 21st.
In Loving Remembrance of my Dear
Father, W. L. Cunningham.
(an original poem.)
Scarce one yoar has flown
Since Pa was called away,
His mission on this earth was filled,
He could no longer stay.
He sleeps in the old church yard,
In sight of his boyhood home,
BeatQe our precious mother,
Who had before him gone
To that eternal City,
Where all is bright and fair.
No sorrow, pain or suffering,
"And there's no weeping there."
Forever and forever
Around the great white Throne
They'll sing eternal praises
To Father, God and Son.
-J. L. M.
Madden, S. C, May 29, 1906.
Miss Josephine Minter will sail for
Europe about the 16th of June. She
will be a member of a party which will
be chaperoned by Miss Gee of Con
Fire Last Night.
Shortly before 10 o'clock last night
the store of Mr. Berkett Davenport,
located just beyond tho city limits, was
totally destroyed by fire.
A charter was issued to the Vardry
Cotton Mills, of Greenville. The pres
ident of the corporation is L. M. Mc
Davis, Roper & Company's May-June
Remnant Sale begins Friday morning.
The great bargain sale continues at
O. B. Simmons Company.
See Copoland's new neckwear.
I hereby forbid any one fishing or
hunting on my lands, and all machine
agents, book agents or agents of any
kind, and all persons are notified not to
make paths through my farms or tres
pass on me in any way.
M. B. Poolk,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Whereas, R. J. Franks made suit to
me to grant him Letters of Administra
tion of the Estate of and effects of
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Luther
Franks, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Probate,
to be held at Laurens C. IL, S. C, on
the 15th duy of June, 1906, next after
publication thereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my Hand, this 29th day
of May Anno Domini, 1906.
O. G. THOMPSON,
<13-3t J. P. L. C.
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett
Office, Law Range.
'Phone 189, Lumens, S. C.
This Ts the season for MATTINGS. We have them
We are very anxious to'show you our line of Furniture
and we will be pleased to have you call and examine
for yourself the many different patterns we are offer
ing. We have beautiful Bed Room Suits and Ward
robes; Dining Room Tables: Parlor Sets, Couches or
Sofas; Pictures for any and every nook; Window
Shades and Fittings; and many Odd pieces and Bric-a
Brac for Interior decoration. We ask that you see and
price the goods whether you wish to purchase or not.
See us Before you buy. We can Save Your Money
CAINE & PITTS
Laurens, South Carolina. W
The just as good as ours is
not as cheap as ours.
Quality Tells?Our Price Sells
The just as cheap as ours
is not as good as ours.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.'S
THAT BEGINS FRIDAY
JUNE 1ST, 1906
We give summer shoppers sonic wonderful oppportuuities. We have lots of remnants and odds and ends of this season's
choicest goods that will be marked with Remnant Sale Tickets in plain figures, and at prices that will convince you
that this is a Genuine Bargain Remnant Sale. Come early and see the special values we have to offer you.
All goods marked with Yellow Remnant Tickets will be sold for Cash. All goods charged will be
charged at the regular price.
Specials! Specials!! Specials!!!
Sheer White Dress Goods.
Pine Sheer White Batiste .'10 inches wide, the newest thing
in summer material for Waists and Suits. Remnant
sale price- - -- -- -- --
12 1-2 cents Sheer White Lawn, 40 inches wide?Remnant
Sale prrice, -------
Beautiful quality 32-inch ldia Linon, worth 12 1-2 cents to 15
cents ?Remnant Sale price - - - -
150-inch Sheer Persian Lawn, sells everywhere for 15 cents
Remnant Sale price ------
Sheer White Lawn,
Remnant Sale price -
Dotted Silk Mulls in all the popular
colors- Remnant Sale price -
20-cent Mercerized White Madras, nothing better for Waists,
Remnant Sale price ------
One lot of fine Ginghams in full pieces, worth 10 cents ev
erywhere?Special Sale price -
Hig assortment of Fancy White Waistings in short lengths,
Remnant Sale price -----
Heavy unbleached Damask 70 inches wide, exceptional value, azzr
sale price - - - C
72-inch pure Linen Damask, full bleached, the kind that sells ?7c
everywhere for $1.00, sale price - - - ? ?O I
90-inch pure Linen Sheeting, regular price $1.00, Remnant on _
Sale price ------ . OV C
90-inch Linen Sheeting, regular price 85c, special Remnant fir\ n
Sale price ------ . OV C
Dig assortment of Dress Linens in short lengths, all marked at
special sale prices.
Yard-wide Pleaching, splendid quality for the price, worth -
7c, Remnant Sal .e - - - - - \fo C
Special price on 9-4 and 10-4 Bleached and Unbleached Sheeting.
Big lot of Remnants in Cambric, worth 10c and 12 1-2 cts, ao
special for this sale - ... _ UO C
88-inch All-Wool Voile in colors, exceptional value, Remnant -?q
Sale price, - _ . - - - ?'V
A hier />f rcrr.r.r.r.tr. ::; Woolen Dien? Goods, Kenrievcas, berg
and other materials. All will be marked at exceptional values.
Beautiful assortment of French Figured Organdies- Special
Sale price -------
One lot of Cotton Voile in beautiful assortment of dress
styles, regular price 20c, Remnant Sale - - -
Big assortment of Sheer Summer Dress floods in a variety
of material.;, regular price 25c, special for . - -
One lot of Figured Organdies and Batiste in flowered and
dainty figured patterns, regular price 15c, special sale price
Big lot of remnants in Figured Lawns, special for this
Sale at -------
We have some exceptional values in Silks.
Bargains that you do not see every day.
36-inch Black Taffeta Silk, no better anywhere for Si.00, oq
Remnant Sale price ------ OV \~
'27-inch China Silks in all the popular colors, Remnant Salo a ~y
price - - - - - - - *?'
36-inch White Habutai Top Silks that will wash, Remnnni tr\ c
Sale price - - - - - - - tv V*
27-inch Check Taffeta Silks in small, neat black and white.
navy and white, brown and white checks, Remnant (.? r\ n
Sale price.- ? uyt
20-inch Wash Silks in beautiful, assorted styles, Remnant a'y r
Sale price ------- <~
Black Taffeta Silk, 30 inches wide, good weight, spU-ndid qo r
finish, Sale price - - vo *~
Special Ribbon Values.
Extra good quality in No. 40 all Silk Ribbon. I 0 C
Special price - - ?'/ ^
Big lot of (lowered Ribbons in all widths, t c\n \ ~ C() r
prices from IU ^
Skirts and Shirt Waists.
One lot of Ladies' White Shirt-Waist Suits, special Rem- *r\
nant Sale price - - - ... 4)^.4"
Ladies' Ready-made Lawn Skirt m,, jzr\? 4-^ nn
Waists, Remnant Sale price 49C, 69C TO $2.99
n"" of Esady rr.ado WhsIi Skins in tiiucs, Grays, Blacks, all
will bo closed out at special Remnant prices.
Ladies' Black Satine Peticoats, , |~.
extra for the price, - OV C
i adiC8' Black Satine Peticoats, worth $1.25, special Rem- r\a r>
nant Sale price y? C
Big lot of fine Mercerized Satine ci m 4 &t ac\
Underskirts, prices from 4>I.O" TO $i5.4V
Big lot of Neck Scarfs, Neckwear and Belts in odd lots, all
marked at greatly reduced prices for the Remnant Sale.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Etc. .
Ladies' pure Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, very sheer, nrr ?
at ------ U5 C
Ladies' fine Linen Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched, special rvo _
price -------- U? C
Ladies' plain black Hose, good quality,
Remnant Sale price
Children's heavy ribbed Hose, in small sizes,
Remnant Sale price
Big lot Ladies' Fancy Hose in odd lots, Rem- 4 r\? 4. -yi\ ?
nant Sale price- - 1 VC TO 39 C
Towels and White Bed Spreads.
Big lot of Odds and Ends in Towels, all
marked down for this special sale.
Pull size White Quills, special for this sale - - - (yQ q
Extra values in White Bed Spreads, - - 98c to $3.89
Remember the date: Friday, June 1st.
One lot of Linen Huck Towels, special
Remnant lot to go at
Special Remnant Sale of Odds and Ends in Clothing, Shoes, Gents' Furnishings:
Big lot of Black and Blue Serges and
Worsted, better values than you can find,
$9.99 to $12.49
A big lot of Men's colored suits,*
$4.49 to $12.49.
STRAW HAT VALUES.
A big lot of Straw Hats, slight
ly soiled, worth 50c to $1.50, 19c
Special values in other Straw
Hats 79c to $1.60.
SHIRTS AND UNDERWEAR.
Big lot of $1.00 Shirts, special
Negligee Shirts, worth 60c,
now 42c to 49c.
A big lot of Values that we
haven't room to mention.
ODD PANTS VALUES.
A big lot of odds and ends in
Pants that you can't match.
Watch for tho tickets- special
LOW CUT SHOES.
(Men's and Ladies')
He we have some odd lots of
Shoes that we will close at spe
cial prices, $1.49 to $3.99.
(Men's and Ladies')
Here we can save you money.
Special price $1.19 to $3.99.
our May-June Remnant .Sale is a sale that will be worth your looking into. You will find lots of values in the most
seasonable goods. We have lots of Remnants and Odds and Knds in every department of our 1 store that we
arc- going to close, out and you must no( miss this sale; you will regret it if you do. Head yourself
for our store and don't stop until you j^et there.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Famous Outfitters for Mankind.