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THE OIL.TRUST'S C %REER
HAS CLOSED OFFICIALLA
Control of Business Passes Fron
Hands of Standard Company of
New York, Nov. 30.-The career o,
the "oil trust" officially came to ai
end today. The Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey, sometimes calle
the father of trusts, and perhaps th(
most celebrated corporation in the
world, will no longer control the af
fairs of the oil company of more thar
30 corporations in various branches 0
the oil business. Beginning tomorroN
these subsidiaries, .whch under decret
of the United States supreme court
must conduct ind-ependentlv the va
rious enterprises, will a-sume entire
management of their own affairs.
Ther oil trust theoretically passed
out of existence on August 31, wher
the books containing the records el
the company's stockholders werE
closed for distribution of the stocl
of the sudsidiaries, but during the in
tervwening period of readjustment i1
was necessary to preserve the ol
form to- a large extent. Now thE
work of disintergration has been com
pleted. The stock issues reDresenting
the- subsidiaries will pass into th(
bands of owniers of old Standard Oi
stock tomorrow and the threads which
,,-long have bound the old companies to
gether will be severed.
BLEASE PAROLES THRAILKILI.
.After Serving Seven Tears of Lif
Term, Leaves Penitentiary-De.
fendant Over 50 Years Old.
Columbia, Nov. 29 --When Governoi
Blease today paroled M. W. Thrailkill
convicted of murder at Saluda county
in August, 1904, and sentenced tc
serve a life term in the penitentiary
following the recommendation tc
mercy by the jury which tried him, an
other link was added to the chain ol
interest in the famous Saluda murdei
case, which stirred the whole. StatE
seven years ago, and Thrailkill sees
the light of freedom for the first timE
in a little over seven years.
It was in April, 1904, at Monetta, in
Saluda county, that Morgan W. Thrail
kill shot and killed Benjamin B. Bur
ton, for which he was later tried, con
'victed a'nd sentenced to hard labor for
life in the ,penitentiary.
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Fountain Inn Tribune.
I am thankful because I live in
South Carolina, and not in Tripoli,
China or Charleston.
I am thankful because the Tribune
has more country readers than any
other paper in the county.
I am thankful because I owe but
$891, whereas I might owe $8,910
the ,difference of a cipher, which isn't
much. I am 'thankful, also, becaus'e
my credit is no better, else I might
be tempted to buy an automobile.
I am thankful because I have a few
friend.s worthy of being loved who are
able to love me in return.
I am thankful beowuse I have a few
enemies. They keep me interested
and spur me on to do my best work.
I am thankful because some people
slo not like me. If I pleased every
body, Barnum & Bailey would cap
ture pie to exhibit- s th.e onlN e"
of the species--or else I would be
called into Abraham's bosom as too
good for this vain world.
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Laurens merchants have given the
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-out their help the Tribune would lona
since have perished.'
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able to. advertise my home town
throughout this State and in. others.
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*ife fooled into believing that I am
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selling for 9 cents instead~.of 4.
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-fdled .with good-looking women. Only
*ne of them belongs to me, but no law
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sense enough to acknowledge it.
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takes. If I did not, I couldn't sym
pathize with other people.
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1 am not yet bald-headed, and be
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