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To Ivc lit riae <j;v2A.ion will re
qulire nmt onlY lie bull paiencve, de,
eI.!'I iol al sIIi oII m lllil(I ,jtili,mnl oI tile
pat o t hiI te w ihIte manI i ; it, on thet( part,
of 1.hc I,wgro it will be necessa'ry fo
the exercise of, mllore Commi onifill SIISe,
and I !ai- greater apprevinion oif his
mora10* h responsibility.
Work Mile We Wait.
I do not wish to be mlisuniiderstood,
nor do I Imeanl to decry suggestions
whichli are mnade iand theories which
are advanced, for without theories
the world would not he what it is
to-day. The point whieb f must in
Sist upon is that, while we are wait
ing and hoping for some solution,
which time- aime (ilt briii, we must
n1o( neglect our ix-eent opportunit.ies
fld presenti d1tfies. The neqnro has lit'e
Ildvice, and we sholld protect him
will(Il lhe nee(d" pro(veetiflon, !mtt.it tile
sallv tiUlle Nve slilidb n1ae him u111der
stand Ilhiar its a1 vitizen he lith s dalies
a111d responlsibilitivs as., well ats thle
wlIite ina1 I, IIlil I he flegree ill wlicl
sl iileasure i po iili-l' ill dete..
Inliliv ils r'ise o'r hill. Ill fillivi. wor(Is'
1i I el r l r':ce .%vai e w :i t 1,411 -,ItIf.
Ifill2.il' l t I f( l 1a 11e w hq l m)\ hI I t)..o)01f'1 14
sl ri vp hol I r Na1 i's ]I ss i b v Ii t l dvr ] )I
S Illi v, )1141 i ii .
h.-I us fIrma nont 1111si14h-r S.)me(
40f tll- .1lutions whh-h v Im vl be 14:1
they IIIy 1e whele(rIi or niot I here is
any liklihilood of thiir bein-, puII inl
to i I i i ah te I*f('(. . oIlle v SaIy dev
i itiii I v I e 1.1r v. c rry iiim m b k
wllev Ie amie. I' Illis were possi
ble i I wo l ceriIa ily be a1 S( lu f tio
or I it w t ,ill i, I. l thv rNi lle (4 h
1(n111 '111 i rely, I Ill, ny I enIs, how
v.IeIn it Ihe :CClmpl i-led ;id w hei ? I
ail :It isfie t hat we vill nll admit
th1a' i wold h1:n- bee iettir rI
I he l 41)1 It lh l w I he1 slave I :Ia1v been
less Iln-11ilble 1., wm- New N'n,_dand
be h' i e yc.I _,mw Iy, an l.i't h
Ie t"vellst 1) 11 -4 1 '. 1 1" l1 P2' ) 1i 1.'
shls m111 .\hric.ml svr ilstitit
led inl 1the K1,uth. We maI:Y beega.
11y salisIed tl :1 ta er the lIe ol a
fle yvars the Sith inle it
ter It witlhont lhim. hit e0 zs il..
.au,nurn(v a nll>vemenvl If) remilovv him
anld See hlow man-Ily dilliilhies would
le immliediateiNl encutlmsered.
Ine (the f'irst pacv, thle Inegro does
not wanlt to (Io, and, thler.ef'ore, hie
hIas. no( iden of1 g in, it he (.111 help
it. In the sectind place, there are too
inlly wlii ne ll h 4 to ow it wiit
himus to j('o. (4n theory wet Imyi el-r
Iti' li n it) is. 1 IlIv . \i e l It IIY 1it vm.
his deplmrOiv; lhul IoIr Iimily Y'ears
thel ne.g.ro has beoln such an vxcellent
shade feor th whitv man that ma1y
of ut believe we tnis,1(l4 sneeved wvith
out him. Should this seem selfish
let it hle remIIembe)vred that so long"
oas mlenyttes of, ton h lOwmmve n
thvir Sts.t itv books laws in it a
criminal tt11llce fo iive labor Iro'mit1
the S.11u inIo nli ther. it dows nII t,
1'lriio l iato'eparti toi dis'tai nt shsres.
i l ntuttlion ibh~is toiishow( tha lin0
nmaily il(t. h expect('t'rtckon ithibis e) Ile
mentl fl tsef Ziteres t,~ for. itw isinl
bortlit it 5is Ilo hit be interet' toi
aie hisidrIt~ laborer unle s we enn o
la't ai~ i tinto is,i.d polto
of the ne1 r <i i > I lt nly 1 he ibrot uh
aboi utt and ile rit.hol e flu PatiinC
tmovemenlt, andi ' tliih a) nseli met will
nTh Noegr anti ah nePoliia pror.i
Ahe Nothi thoiy isto-. ing the
course tha time te nego,t h ifeiset ow
thedl ineroefoinein reoedais oi
thea faor, ther, byohis falue t0 fpr-.
thery trmbebetw the ecaos of the
thtepeople of the North, th w on
swnow thipnsiboutiti at al,m rnea
ai ha andstk wease maintheu
N othern wieman wild tored to do0
gromehin moe poin isml hive many
vie Noth thinkSorh. buttisa
Let? Untilp they wire mae read caren
libilt it by its being brouglit home ti
heml notinig will be done, and th1a
amendmen i vill staid in the orgaii
Ilw of the iation.
Ollher iieithods have been suggeste(
wlielh I inight mention, amliong then
eing tle scattering of the negroe
througi our entire country, or tb
givilig to them of certain territory al
to themselves. We are here again con
f'roited with the same impossible dif
liculties and thus are no nearer theii
accomplishment or realization nov
than we were forty years ago, and ir
the meantime we are face to faem
with a condition and not a theory.
The "Race War".Bugaboo.
'hat this condition, this so-called
antagonism between the races, is a:
had as some say it is I do not believe
Thua. conditiois are far from being
satisfactory I will freely admit, bu
I doi not believe thiat the Southeru
people are standing on a volcano
Ih we are not far removed from the
verge of a race warl. The two race;
ha11%veIlmuch inl commonllll; thle relation
.4h6p whtieh has always existed be
I weentl I hil s I lien too kidly, tie
oss-i4tiions 11m) elose, Ir me to fear
snelIh : rptre f- o eiferta'il such a
ihouhtl. One rave riot in the city oif
.\lt, 11dlinied by lie people
01l1l till pn-Ss fd, Athliita and ti
SonIIh. Ilowil n) nu rave wvar, anly
iuieni- Ihan ia iihu-i: riol in Ohio it
a a4n-iii-r f a llassaIre tlrloiglh1
ilI tll NotIi. I will adiiiit that dir
in the past year, on account. of num
Cr,4s ad i Itirmiolls crimes commit
tod by. a c(vertaill class of negroes, fol
lowed hY swif't anld summary pinlish
lient h lhe wlitevs: ol acconlill of ti
unwiseI ma111l Imistakeni policy pursuied
by i 1r. majirity 11 tle negro
i1e il1 r1io v'tiileui ni these crimes
tlie 141lish it1il ialicious attitude as
S111m1eld by eerlain Nortliern newspal
p 1ers, idedc id abettel. I regret it
saV. hy n few senlsational papers irl
I he uit h; atl last lV, as if these were
nt1 enough withinl themselves to worl
i n m111ialhinw . Ilhe i'l4liservet lilteranlcee
' Ilhse who sioiil. and do, know
better--11these have all eoispired t<
stir Ilp stril,e alnd to make conditioll
appear far worse than they relly are
The great danger in the preseni
sitiliion is t1hat, wlen people mnak
ill) their iiiitds that trouble is )rew
ing and aiPo ott to find it, they are
apt to get just, what they are looking
for; but, on the otlher hand, if they
vill keep their heads-see things a:
Shey really are, ail not give credenc
I vvery idle runor, or bie swept of
tiheir feeti ito soime ill-advised ai
previlpilate action, tllillgs are apt t<
work ou all riht in le long run. On
IV a few days ago, shortly after- tIe
rit in Atlanta, I was informed by I
sheriff in my State that. in a littl
town in his county a certain party
inlerested in a negro school and ne
lm( _ni vae a ot North,. and upoti
h1i.- re0 11'n had1, revviv(. llipmlenits of
ZleVI hillI4lred Win1ester ri Iles
T- ha.ri1T was0 poitveter Au
he1 iio doubt1) asN to t he tru'ith) of the
report. :ni asked Ilto be advised a:
toi whaI lt action h le should ta*ke. I im
mi1'liately hail a quiet andu t hoiroug
Sivest iention41 nuile, and from thme re
por) ts submiiiitted'I to4 me believed t her<
wva little or no fmunidatio for t th<
storyW. NIw tiIhat very rumor had it
i jlst 4'loigli liii exaggera':tioin aut
while Iwo'blle luul4 acted hiast ily, a riot
inl w hich1 severalI valu ialle livyes inight
have been lost. and4 a11~~ollold havt'e
biaeen absultely withlouit cauise.
The Negro's Opportraities and hi:
I,et is 1he renui'ii1 -mred that anyv soir.
11i)n ot our rare prob)1lm ini the Souti1
Iie's as nmehl with th le negro ias with
thbe whlite man:. I 'mlier tIhe lawv he ha:
all 11he righits of1 4itizen)shipl; his lib
rityv is pro1l1eel (ed by thle same law:
anld lie has thle sall'meriht s ini ou1
couriits that the' white manii has. ia
has the oppIor'tunlity' to aIcquiire pr1O
party y 'inudust ry, honiiesty and11 sob
r'iety, idenitirally thle same men'is tha
muilst he uised1 by the wh'lite man;11 an,
thle pivilege to educlIate imiself am(
hiis eliidriein, thIis very 1larg.ely' at t io
'xpes of'iS (thIle white man11.
One of' thle gr'eatst harriers to an:
iral indolence. This explains his fail
uire to use hiis opportunity, and in thi
lie ailone is r'esp)onsible for the disas
troiis results which follow. A largi
majority of tIle negr'oes seem deter
mined not to do a day's wvork over'
(lay in the year. Any temporary ar
rangemuent, any makeshift to avoi:
steadly emp)loyment, and to be a
much as possib)le subservient only tu
his own whim, is eagerly seized. Tn:
negro thus b)ecomes entirely too in
differeont to the obligations which res
upon him in this respect, and thi:
indifference grows into ingratitudi
to those who help him, who emplo:
him, wvho pay him well, and wvho pr~o
teet him from wrong at the hands o:
evilI-minded and reckless' men.
Irresponsibility of the Black Man,
It will he readily seen that fron
these conditions and characteristie;
l have arisen the negro's failure to r,
t cognize and to properly meet his r
3 sponsibilities. From this source aloi
-a source not understood by ot
I Northern friends-I could, were tl
itme mine, point out. the probab
origin of this so-called race questic
y and certainly many of its attendat
evils. This sense of irresponsibilit
began with his sudden emancipatic
and his even more sudden enfrat
ehisement. By the latter act, and moi
especially by the- teachings of t1
leaders of the race-white as we
as black-the negro was led to believ
that he might, in all relations of ifE
do pretty much as he pleased, and ht
thus willingly left all responsibilit
This innate sense of irresponsibilit
lies at the bottom of the negro's lac
of respect for the law-this lack o
respect being in contradistinction t
a.certain fear of the law's penaltic
which lie may sometimes feel. I
there were neither murder, arson no
criminal assaults, it can be safel
said there would be no lynchin,
These crimes do not receive anythin:
like their just measure of condemna
tion f'rom the ie-ro race. From th
days of slavery there has ever bee:
aionIg tiem a tendency to protee
ma114 Shield each other inl erime-thl
old idea in slavery days being tha
whIaever happened in the settlemen
must. he kept there. The negro imus
ad1,jiust himself, in all respects I
changed conditions, and when lie no
oily violates, but outrages the law, i
is the solemin ditty of his race to visi
their coldlem nat ion 111)011 him.
Make the Negro Hedp HimesIf.
Tie wvhite man must help the nu
gro, but it is absolutely necessar;
that the negro mu1ist help hlimsell
Among tle most important phases o
tIhis subject are the civil, social an
political equities involved in thi
race uestion. Tle white race is th
predominant race, and for all tha
tihe bolinds of tlie Social and politicn
qieslimis will be determined by th
wlite man alone, and by the whit
mn111's code. Ile has a rig-ht to e.
peet that his civil status should b
lie same, in every respect, as is tha
of the white man. Justice should b
even-handed. A proper understand
ing of these fundamental principle
by the negro-and there is no rev
son why lie should not understand
would be a long step and a decide
step towards the solution of this queE
tion. If lie refuses to adjust himsel
to these inflexible conditions, the
the negro will have to go.
I want. to say in speaking to yo
that I am a friend of the negro-n
one has a kindlier feeling for liii
and his race than I have. On my plan
tation in the low country of Sout
Carolina live to-day negroes whosi
forefathers worked faithfully for m;
forefathers. We both know the ol<
place as home, and around it elin
meIories and associations which w
alone can hold in coiimon. I am no
alone in tese feel ings. for t hey ar
shared by thousands and thousand
in the Sout h-the Southern whit
mleni are to-day, as they have alway
beent, the best friend the negro ha
ever had, and the only ones who real
ly understand him. These men kno3
lint thle best negroes are niot responi
sible for many oif the serious short
comtings of their race-they giv
Stem full credit for what they ar
and( for what they do, and to them
they look in the future for assist
anice ini thle betterment of conditijom
The White Man's Burden.
Hlavinig thus briefly and imperfect
ly discussedl one aspect of this qtues
ion. there is another to which I wil
allutde-and thatot is whtat can be don
by lie white man. If it is the dut;
of, the negro, as I have tried to shio
to work (out his own salvation, iti
equally the duty of the white man t
lend him all piossible aid. As I hay
. said in the beginning, p)atiencee, delib
. braitioni and1 sounld judgmeiit on hi
part will be0 necessary for any solu
tioni. WrithI these must be as clear
view as is poibleh oif rapidly shift
iig events in t heir direct boariing 1
this questiont, especially in the en
forcement of laws and in changin
.iany exist ing law~ when our judgmen
. conv~inces us such changes are best.
Idleness Breeds Lynthing.
The first step we should take is
strict enforcement of our vagrane
. laws. ''An idle brain is the devil
workshop,'' and idleness among ou
negro pipulation is beyond questio
I decidedly one of the principal caue
It is in our power to obviate thiu
and it is our duty to see that this I
done. Loafing, with a large numbe
of negroes, amounts almost to a dli
ease. When negroes congregate I
idleness, with nothing whatever to d<
crime is absolutely sure to follow. I
they will not wvork for themselve
they should be made to work for Lh
State, and too much importance car
niot be laid upon theogoodriesults whtie
would follow,. the stietest enforet
ment of this law. If all the idle, hoal
e To make room for our
e out the profit for the nE
" gone and then say that
it goods will not stay her<
n quote you are new goc
Dress Goods anc
11 86 inch Black Taffeta, worth $1.00 f<
86 inch Black Taffeta worth $1.60 for
e Waist Silks worth 60 eta. for 47 centi
Gray Mohair worth $1.25 for 97 cents
y Green -and Blue Mohair worth $1.00 f(
r Zebeline worth 60 cents for 47 cents
0 Melance. suiting worth 7W'cents for 41
e Worsted, all colors, worth 35 cts. for
r Trecot Flannel worth 85 cents for 20
Silk Brocade worth 35 cents yard for
All colors Outing 4 1-2 to 14 cents ya
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR-i
t OLINA RY.
Schedule in effect June 3, 1906.
t Ly. Newberry(C. N. & L.) 12:36 p. n.
t Ar. Laurens 1:42 p. m.
t Lv. Laurens (C. &. W. Q.) 2:09 p. in.
Ar. Greenville 3:25 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p. in.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:40 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Rry) 4:00 p. in.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:35 p. in.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. in.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p. m.
Ar. Greenwood 2:48 p.m.
t Ar. McCormick 3:40 p. in.
I Ar. Augusta 5:25 p. in.
. Pullman Chair Cars between Au
gusta, Laurens and Ahhevillp, tri
_ weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
t ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
. Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
. other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Can. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
STORE YOUR COTTON.
The Standard Warehouse Com
pany offers its splendid facilities to
the farmers and dealers of Carolina.
Warehouses located at Columbia,
a Greenville, Greenwood, Orange
a burg, Anderson, Newberry.
LOW STORAGE RATES.
- ABSOLUTE SAFETY.
- WE INSURE YOUR COTTON.
a Receipts good as gold.
2 Inquire of your local manager for
~rates or address
CHAS. T. LIPSCOMB,
Secretary Standard Warehouse
a Company, Columbia, S. C.
' Room for your cotton.
s Take no chance, but us a safe
. For Sale by -
C. H. CAN NON.
R ESTORES VITALITY
* "Made a
usig MVI ie We nd uMan e
movT Hei uses, VtMt Sx
eshemou: owex., 3aiin t,emor
- usiof Self6-Qabue
lo Unfnots one6 efor
Sstudy, business or marris. Is not onlyenres
Y are ton atte eo tes u s ra
e v7* tougslea4 amo bcher brngre
. vroachingdisease. Ini sta onatd IE
Ith c an boarried
give free advie and e el?o to all bho wish it,
Wih guarantee. O1 reore A.dress
ROYA. M5D0l0Nm C0.. Marin~ Rd., Chiae, til,
Cut to th(
laree stock of Christmas
!xt fifteen days. Do not
we did not have what w
3 at the prices we give yo
I Silks. Wo * , *
r 67 ets. yard. Sout eim, Bell $2 49
Maid of Honor wort
88 ets yard. nt worth $2.2
ard Old Ladies' Comfor
ya;d.Old Ladies' Comfor
ard. Pn oes- So
Full Dress worth $1
r 78 cents yd Patent Calf worth 1
7 c Patent Calf worth 0
cents yard. A special line of
$11100 worth much
12 1-2 ets. yard. Men's and Boys'
Shirts worth 76 c4
cents yard Shirts worth 60 c
Now Is the time 1
23 cents yard. cut the prices.
rd. Hats and caps fo
I CO.'S DRY GOOD
Building, just below the Smith Co. G
THE BANK OF
Gapital Stock - -
Undivided profits -
Interest allowed at rate of 4 pe
Special attention to farmers'
small, none too large to enlist our I
to meet and greet you. Call in.
A. G. Wise, President.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. I
Board of Di
N. L. Black. A. H. Hawkir
S. S. Birge. J. S. Wheelei
C. P. Boozer. C. Y. Hunter
"The longest pole knocks down thej
New York. While there secured th
cheap things (not in quality but in
about complete and we invite inspectio
sledge hammer prices, and in Dress -
from 5c. yd. to $1-5o. Elegant Ging
Checked Homespun 5c. up, J.eans, Fl:
line Clothing, men's, youths' and b
New York scooped lot of Boys' Clotia
This breaks all records. ,First lot ab(
soon. Hats and Caps, new Broadwa:
the r.ewest and prettiest. Dor/'t take
just right. For Groceries, H-ardware
Ax and Bay State Shoes, Drop Head
years. '793 old reliable Domestic Mv
1,ooo bushels Seed Red Oats, sacke
Beautiful Parlor Organ, Oak. 415
Making 25 HUNDRED Barrel
SEE FLOUR Just Received and
Best Patent $4.35
Best- HaIf Pat. 3.85
Best Meal 80o. bus
Best Grits $1 .75 sa
'on All Throu
Tickets are now on Salei
For Full Information as t<
consult Nearest Soutliern I
Gee. B. Allen.
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Goods. We just cut
wait until goods are
a advertised, for the
.j, for the goods we
iLadles' and Children's.
ather worth $8 00 for $2.50 pair.
h$2.25 for $1.73 pair.
5 for $178 pair.
t worth $160 for $1.35 pair.
t worth f.25 for $1.85 air.
,00 for $60 pair.
lein Qunlity worth $4.00 for $8.47 pr,
.75 fr $2.97 pair.
5.00 for $4 7 pdr.
3.75 for $2.97 pair.
len's and Boys' Suits from $1.50 to
Shirts worth $1.00 and $1.50 at 78c.
mts for 49 cents.
)nts for 43 cents.
:o buy Underwear, and we have
r Men, Boys and Ladies at cut
TY, S. C.
- - - $25,000,00
- - 12,160.00
r cent. on time deposits.
accounts. No account too
)est attention. It is a pleasure
J. Y. Hunter, Vice-President.
Hiunt, Hunt & Hunter, Attys.
Is. P. B. Warner
J. F. Browne.
A. G. Wise.
)ersimmon." Tust returned from
e new things, nice things and
price). Our immense stock is
:n. We can only mention a few
oods the new things, shades, etc.,
hams 5c- )'d-, H-omnespun 5c. up.,
mnnel, Outings full line. Elegant
oys', and Overcoats. While in
ing which we offer at 49c. suit.
>ut sold out second lot expected
y styles. In Millinery we have
ou r word, come and see, prices
,&c., we lead the van. Battle
Sewing Machines warranted 10
achine, $65.oo kind $25-o0
d 6oo. bu.
s of that CHOICE TENN ES
while it lasts to go at
rY, S. C.
edules on All
:o all Winter Resorts.
Rates, Routes, Etc.,
s.ailway Ticket Agent
Rt. W. Hunt
D)ivlsion Pass. Agent.
Charleston, S. (: