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LAURENS, S. C, Feb. IS, 1905.
More About Clcmson.
The necessity for determining the
amount of money which Clcmson is to
have cannot be avoided. We have no
objection to this institution receiving
$200,000. or $500,000. the year but the
amount should be in some degree defi
Last year Clcmson is said to have re
ceived from all sources not quite $200,
000. Most of it was yielded by the tag
tax. Ten years ago Clemson's total
revenues were about $70,000. Mean
while the plant and facilities are being
enlarged each year.
If the buildings, machinery and equip
ment at Clcmson he for a $200,000. the
year College, a loss will follow unless
the College is conducted on that basis.
If^the tag tax should yield only $50,000
this year, it will be necessary for the
State to appropriate directly money to
make good the deficit.
If you build a 50,000 spindle mill, you
will lose money if you run only 20,000
spindles and let 30,000 be idle. You
must have the money to operate the
Even now farmers are being urged
to reduce the consumption of fertilizers.
If they do, the tag tax revenue will be
If the State wishes to run a $200,000
College at Port Hill, we are willing.
But we think the people have a right to
know the maximum amount they may
be called upon to put up in the event of
the College's present sources of reve
nue failing in part.
Clcmson is a fine institution. We
heartily support it. Nevertheless the
politicians founded it by false pretense.
They said they would build a College
for poor farmer boys. It is not the
College for the poor farmer boys. It is
attended by the sons of well-to-do farm
ers and business men and most of them
Its prospei ity is due for the most
part to the fact that it is the cheapest
College in the State. But the poor
farmer boy can't reach it.
The Clcmson bequest, which was the
elixir of life to the Tillman movement,
was worth about $75,000. It provided
for the apj>ointmcnt. of six trustees by
Mr. Clemson's will and they elect their
successors. The State can elect seven
trustees. One of the life trustees died
ten days ago. The five will name his
successor. It might happen that the
interests of the State and the Clcmson
life trustees would clash. The vote
would be six to seven. A State
trustee might be absent or sick. The
voting strength of the life trustees is
such that at a critical juncture the policy
of the College may be against the in
terests of the State.
The people pay about $175,000 the
year for this College. An endowment
of at least three million dollars would
be required to yield that income. The
late Mr. Thomas G. Clemson had a long
head. He gave the College $7:),000 af
ter his death; and obtained the honor of
the name for himself and the credit for
himself of establishing a three million
dollar school. The site is the home of
Mr. John C. Calhoun but the name of
the College is Clemson.
All this the farmers were told in 1888
and 1890. They preferred to be tricked.
We are recalling these matters in hope
that they will not be tricked so easily
and cheaply next time.
Don't misunderstand us. Clemson is
a good school. Wo and all the "old
Antis" are its best friends because we
believe in liberal appropriations for
Colleges. Our crowd is always ready to
spend money on Colleges. But Clemson
is not a poor hoy's College. Mr. Clem
Bon didn't, build it. Ho gave it less than
half a year's income?and a name. Only
by the skin of its teeth does Clemson
belong to the people of South Carolina.
Six thirteenths of its control forever is
in the hands of private individuals.
The following is from the Pueblo,
"The Peabody conspirators have rc
peatcdly shown their contempt for the
constitution and the laws of the state,
and are now proposing to unseat a law
fully electod governor by unconstitu
tional methods and to turn a larger part
of the p iblic power over to the law
breaking corporations in order that
these may more effectually defy the
will of the people of Colorado."
The Chieftain is a Republican news
paper whose editor is a leader in his
party. The conditions in Colorado are
somewhat similar to those in South
Carolina immediately after the election
in 187(1. A Iva Adams, the Democratic
candidate, was elected by a large ma
jority. The Republicans control the
General Assembly. Governor Peabody
who was defeated is making a contest
and the Republicans threaten to seat
him whether or no. Meanwhile Gov
ernor Adams has boon inaugurated nnd
is in office.
The expressions of this Republican
paper gives an insight into the rial
atate of affairs. Nevertheless, the Re
publican party has not given up the
idea of ousting Governor Adams.
The office-holders in New York city
nro endeavoring to have a bill passed
granting them pensions after their re
tirement. We think this might prove a
frno>\ plan for South Carolina except
that it would perhaps be more economi
cal to pension them before they become
PMtBths A11* Kin4 Vo" Haw Alwajs Bwfr
g Uncle Terry Ii
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|T8 gotu' to be a nasty
night," said ?nclc Terry,
coming In from tho shed
and dumping an armful of
wood In the box behind the kitchen
ttovc, "an' tho combers Is Just n-hmnp
fu' over White Hoss le<lge, an' tho
spray's fiyiu' halfway up the light
"The Lord-a-uiassy belp any poor
?"ill that goes ashore tonight!" re
sponded a portly, white haired woman
beside tho stove at a monster wave
made tho little dwel. <r ; tremble.
Uncle Terry took off his dripping
Son'woster and cont and, hanging them
over the wood Ik>x, went to the sink
and began pumping a basin of water.
"Better have some warm, Rllus," said
the woman, taking the steaming kettle
from the stove and following him.
"It's more comfortln'."
When he bad washed and combed
his scanty gray locks nud beard at a
small mirror he stood for a moment
beside the stove. His weather bonier,
face that evinced character, so pro
nounced were In featuroH, wore a
smile, and his deep set gfny eyes emit
ted a twinkle.
"Suppor 'most ready, Lissy?" he ask
ed, eying a i>ot on the stove that gavo
out nn appetizing odor. "I'm hungry
'nough to eat a mule with the harness
"'Twill be in a udnit," was tho re
ply. "Better go into t'other room
where Telly's sett in' the table."
I'nclo Terry obeyed, aud, rinding a
bright fire burning there, stood back
to It, smiling affectionately at a young
girl busy beside the table. She had an
oval face, a rather thin nnd dellento
nose, small, sweet mouth and eyes that
were big, blue und appealing. A wealth
of light hair was ooiled on the back of
her head, ond her form was full and
"It's blowing bard tonight, father,
Isn't It?" she observed. "I can feel
the waves shake the house." Then,
not waiting for nn answer, she step
ped to a closet and, bringing a short
gray coat and felt slippers, pushed an
armchair to the Ore aud, placing tho
slippers beside It, hold the coat ready
for him to put it on.
"You might ob well be comfortable,"
she added. "You haven't got to go out
ngnln, have you?"
The man seated himself and, draw
hag off his wet boots and'putting on his
slippers, opened his hands toward the
blase and observed, "You and Lissy's
bound to cosset me, so blmeby I won't
stir out 'cept tho sun shines."
Silas Terry, or Uncle Terry, na every
body on ?outhport Island called him,
was and for thirty years bad been the
keeper of the Cape light, situated on
the outermost point of the Island. To
this he added the dally doty of mail
carrier to the head of the Island, eight
miles distant, and there connecting
with a small steamer plying between
tho Maine const islands and a shore
port. He r.lso, !n common with other
of the Islanders, tilled a little land nnd
kept a few trnps^eet for lobsters. He
was nn honest, kind hearted and fairly
well read man whose odd sayings nnd
quaint phrases were proverbial. With
his wife, whom everybody called Aunt
Llssy, and adopted daughter Telly, he
lived in a neat white house close to tho
Cape light, and, as he put It, "his latch
strlng was nllus out."
Uncle Terry had a history, nnd not
tho least Interesting episode In it was
the entrance Into his life of this same
fair nnd blue eyed girl. Perhaps his
own graphic: description will best tell
"It was 'bout the lent o' March, more
than eighteen year ago on' durin' one
o' the worst blows I ever rec-clect since
I kep' the light, that one mornln' 1
spied a vessel hard an' fast on Whlto
Itoss ledge, 'bout half a mile off tho
p'lnt. It had boon snowln* some an'
froze on the windows o' tho light, so
mebbe she didn't see it 'foro she fetch
ed up all standin'. The sens was pound
In' her like great guns, an* In her rlg
glu' I eould sec the poor devils half
hid In snow nn* ice. Thar wn'n't no
hope for 'cm, for no dory could 'a' lived
a moment In that awful gale, an''thar
wu'n't no lifeboat here. Llssy nn' mo
made haste to build a fire on the p'lnt
to show the poor crltturs wo had feelin'
for 'em, an' then we Just stood an*
fWalted an' watched for 'em to go down.
It might 'a' been nn hour?there's no
tellln' -when I saw a big bundle tossin'
light an' oomln' uskoro. I rnn*bver *o
the cove where I' keep my boats on'
grnbl>ed a piece o' rope nn' boat hook
nn* made rendy. Tho I.ord must 'a'
steered that bundle, for it kept worklu'
along, hendln' for a bit o' beach Just
by the p'lnt. I had n rope round my
whist, an' Lissy held on,to tho end, an'
when the bundle struck I made fast
with the bont hook, an' the next comb
er tumbled me end over, bundle an' all,
up on to tlio Band. I grabbed at It nn'
'fore the next one come had It high an'
dry out o* the wny.
"It's nllus been a puzzle to me Just
why I did It, for I was wet through
an' most froze, an' what I'd pulled out
looked like a feather bed tied* round
with a cord, but I out with my knife
an* cut tho cords, an' thar In the mid
dle o' two feather beds wns a box an'
In the box a baby alive an' squnllln'.
"I didn't stop to take tho rope off my,
wajBt, but grabbed the box an* ran for
the house, with Ussy after mo. Wo
hud a Ore In the stove, nn' Lissy
warmed a blanket an' wrapped tho
pom* thing up an' held It over tho stove
an' kissed it nn' took on Just ns wim
mln will. When I see It was safe I cut
for the p'lnt, thinkln' to wave my hat
I an' show 'em we had saved the baby,
j but n squall o' snow had struck In, au'
! when it let up the vessel was gone.
Thar was bits o' wreck cum ashore,
! pieces o* spars, a boat all stove In nn'
! the like an' a wooden shoe. In tho box
the baby was In was two little blan
kets, an' tied in n bit o' cloth two rings
an* a locket with two plctors In it, an'
a paper was pinned to tho baby'n
clothes with f?rrill wrltin* on it. It
said the baby's name was Etelkn Pe
; terson nn', 'To God I commend my
child,' an' signed, 'A Despairing Moth
er.' From bits o' tho wreck we learned
the vessel wns from Stockholm an'
"The paper was sech a heart tcchln'
appeal, an' as we'd just burled our
only child, a six-yoar-old gal, we was
glad to adopt this 'un an' bring her up.
In due course o' time I made n report
of tfco wreck to the lighthouse board
an* that we had saved one life, a gal
baby^an* ?tve all the facts. Kothin'
ever cnuio on 't, though, an' we was
glad ttmr didn't Wo ken' the little
gnl, an' she wa'n't long In growln' into
our foelln's, an' the older she growed
the more we thought o' her."
Of course the history of Undo Tor
ry's protegee was known to every resi
dent of the Island, and as she grew In
to girlhood and attended school at tho
Cape, as the little village a qunrter
mile hack of the point was colled, until
she matured Into n young lady every
one came to feel that In a way she be
longed to the kindly lighthouse keeper
and Ids wife McIIhsu.
To them she was all that a devoted
daughter could be, and when school
days were over sho became Uncle Ter
ry's almost constant companion. On
pleasant days she went with him to
attend his traps and on his dally drive
to the head of the Island. She was
welcome in every house and well he
loved by all those simple, kindly peo
ple, who felt an unusual kindly Inter
est In her existence. Of tender heart
aud timid nature, her appealing eyes
won the love of young and old. On
Sunday evenings she was always one
of the small congregation that gathered
to hold simple services lu the little
church at the Cape, n square one story
building that never knew paint or shut
Of beau she hardly knew tho mean
ing, and it must he said the few young
men who remained on the island after
reaching the age of courtship were
neither In garb nor manners such as
would attract a girl like Telly.
One special talent she was gifted
with, and that\Was the ahlllty to draw
and paint well. Even us a child nt school
she would draw pictures on a slate that
were surprising, und when older and
she obtained materials she worked un
til she became lu u way quite an artist.
As I'hclo Terry put it, "Makin' plcters
comes nat'rl to the gal."
She had never received even the first
lessons in that charming art, but for
SJJf that every room i? the house had
Ozens of her efforU, large and small,
hunting on the walls aud In the oddest
frames. Some were of strips of thin
board covered with little shells or dried
moss, and others of rustle handiwork
and mounted with llr cones.
There wa but one shadow in her life,
and that the fact that no one of the
relatives she imagined she must have
lu faroff Sweden ever made any ef
fort to learn tho fate of her pnrouts,
who sho knew had gone down so near
Uer home. The story of her rescue
with all Its pitiful details Was familiar
to her, and in her room were treasured
nil the odd bits of wreckage?the locket
that contained her parents' pictures,
the two rings, the last message of her
mother and even the wooden shoe that
had floated ashore. How many limes
she had looked at those two pictured
faces, one a reflection of her own; how
Sany tears she had shed In secret over
em, and how, year after yenr. she
wondered If ever In her life some rela
tive would be known to her, no one,
not even her foster parents, ever knew.
Neither did they know how many
times she had tried to imagine the mo
ment when her despairing mother,
with death near and with prayers and
tears, had cast her adrift, hoping that
the one 1111 le life most dear to that
mother might bo saved. The fatal reef
where those parents bad gone down
also held for her a weird fascination,
and nt times the voice of the ocean
seemed llko the despairing cries of
mortals. One picture, and It was her
best, was a view of the wreck, as near
ns Undo Terry could describe It, with
human forms clinging to the lee dad
rigging and tempestuous Kens leaping
over them. The subject held an un
canny influence over her, and she had
spent months on the picture. Hut this
shadow of her life she kept carefully
guarded from all.
WA'N'T consulted 'bout com
I In' out. I was born on a way hack farm
in Connecticut, where the rocks was so
thick we used tor round the sheep up
once a week an' sharpen thai* noses on
the grln'stun so 't they could get 'em
'tween the stuns. I walked a mile to
school winters an' stnhbed my toes on
the farm summers till I was fourteen,
an' then the old man 'greed to give mo
my time till I wns twenty-one if I 'ud
pay him half I earned. I had a colt an'
! old busted wagon, an' I took to dicker
in.' I bought eggs an' honey an' pelts
of all sorts, an* peddled notions nn'
fnrinin' tools. When I cum of age I
went to the dty an' turned trader an'
made a little money, got married an'
cum down into Maine an' bought a
gold mine. I've got It yit- that Is, I've
got the hole whar I rj'poscd tho mine
w.'ts. Most 0' my money went into It
an' stayed thar. Then I got a chance
to tend light an' ketch lobsters an' hov
stuck to it ever since. I take some
comfort Uvln', an' try an' pass It along.
The Widder Loach calls me n scoffer,
but she nllus comes to me when she's
needln', an' don't nllus have to cum ei
ther. My life's been like most every
body else's, a streak o* lean an' a
streak 0' fat, with lean prcdomlnntln'.
'Twns a streak o' fat when I found a
good woman an' she Haid 'yes,' an' a
streak o' lean when I was bamboozled
by a lawyer into buyln' a gold mine.
I've kep* that hole ever fllnco an* paid
taxes on't to prove to myself Jest how
big a ford a man can bo an' live.
"I've never wronged nobody nor done
much prayln', an' when the Almighty
calls me I think I'll stand Jest ns good
a chance o' git tin' n harp as those
whose done more on't. The worst
sk inn in* I ever got was done by this
ero lawyer, who never sot down to
meals 'thoul askln' a blessln', nn' meb
bo that's the reason I'm m scoffer. I've
observed a good deal hIiico I left the
old farm, nn' have como to tho belief
thot thar's a sucker born overy nilnlt
and two tor ketch him. When I wns
young I took hold o' tho big end 0' the
log an' did the llftin', but now I take
hold o* the little end an' do the grunt
In'. Thar's one thing I'vo lnrned, an'
larned It for snitln, an' that Is tbar'a
few peoplo in this world that cut n
ham in tho middle. Most on 'cm cut
few slices an' cut 'em tlilu."
Among tho Southport islanders Un
cle Terry was considered nn odd stick,
and yet one who would go out of his
way to do a good turn to others. Ho
was seldom seen at church, thor.gb his
Ufife and Telly .usually were. As he
once refiSarkodr/ii v n a good .thin* ? for
In' into this world," said
Uncle Terry once, "an' I
don't 'sped to be 'bout go
'em, 'cause It takes up thai- mind an'
la more socUybJe. though prayhrallUH
seems to me a^ooddeul Hko a man
try In' to lift himself by bis bootstraps.
It keeps bim busy, though, an' ifs
In spite of blsdnvestaient hi a mine
ho had.been*frugal nnd owned most
of tho land between, tho'village and
the point und was nlso John* owner,
with two other men, lu a small trad
ing schooner that inado semimonthly
trips betweon the Capo and Boston.
Bhe carried fish, claws, lobsters, hay
and potatoes nnd fetched nn "all sorts"
cargo useful to the inlanders, from a
paper of needles to a hogshead'of mo
Tho most pronounced characteristic
of Undo Terry wasjils unfailing good
humor, tinged with a mild sarcasm.
He loved bis fellow men aud yet en
Joyed puncturing their small conceits,
but so droll wus his way of doing it
that no one felt the sting. To Bascom,
who kept tho only store and also poat
ofllce at the Cape and dearly loved to
hear himself talk, Uncle Terry onco
said: "You've got the greatest gift o'
gab I ever hcerd, Bascom, an' you
could 'a' mado your for tin in the-show
business. But if you're ever took with
religion tho hull island '11 turn infld
Aud, again, when Deacon Oaks, tho
leader at all prayer meetings, assured
him how great a blessing religion was
and how much he enjoyed divine serv
ice, Uncle Terry, answered: "Your tak
ln' the lead at meetln's la a blessin' to
the rest, for none of 'em has to worry
'bout who's goln' to speak next. They
know you're allus ready."
In this connection it must be stated
that tho spiritual life of Southport was
of a primitive description. The small
unpalntcd church at the Cape, above
which huug a dlmluutivc bell, was the
only place of "worship, and to this every
other Sunday came a minister from the
mainland. It was furnished with long
wooden settees, and n small cottage or
gan graced the platform, upon which
nn antique desk did duty as pulpit and
a Storage place for hymn books. Pour
wall bracket lamps lighted this room
for evening Bervlce, and their usually
smoky chimneys lent a depressing ef
fect to nil exhortation. Mandy Oaks
presided at the organ nnd turned gos
pel hymns Into wheezy nnd rather long
drawn out melodies. Most of the audi
ence tried to chase the tunes along and
Imagined they were singing, which per
haps Is all that is necessary, On tho
Sunday's between the minister's visits;
only evening services were held aud ev
ery Thursday evening a prayer meet-,
lng. It was on these latter occasions
that Deacon Oaks was In conspicuous
evidence. The Widow Leach, a poor
Unfortunate woman who had seen bet
ter days and In whose poverty1 stricken
life religion was the only consolation,
was also prominent, and her testimony,
unvarying in tenor as the tunes played
by Mandy, helped to fill out the serv
"It's hkky the willow's sure o' lots
o' hupplness in tho next world," ob
served Undo Terry once, "for she ain't
glttlu' much in this.
"1 can't heir Oaks, though, 'thout
thlnkln' o' Deacon Hogers up In Wob
cott, who never mentioned the need o'
rain till he'd not his hay in. He was a
sly fox an' allus thanked the Ixnd for
Bend In' rain nights an' Sundays so the
poor hired man could rest.
"I used to have him held up as a
shtnln' example, but he opened my eyes
arter I began dlckerln' by sellin' me a
lot o' eggs that had been sot on two
weeks, an' the store man 1 sold 'em to
never trusted me ng'ln. 'Twns a ease
o' the ungodly suffer In' for the sins o'
the righteous that time, whic h may be
a pervarsion o" Scripture, but the truth
Just the same.
"But I got a little comfort finally,
for when tin* deacon died, by some In
ndvnrtnnce the choir sang 'Praise Clod,
From Whom All Blcssln's Flow,' an' I
wa'n't the only one who fell that way
In spite of Uncle Terry's mildly tin- I
vorcd shafts of sarcasm he made no
enemies, and his kind heart and ster
ling honesty were respected far and
near. He was considered a doubter
nnd skeptic, and, though seldom seen
at Church, as he had originally con
tributed his share when that edlflce
was built, bis lack of piety was for
There Is a sense of -justice underly
ing all men's minds, and the nnturnl
instinct Is to judge others by what they
arc aud bow they live rather than by
what they profess, and so It was in
Uncle Terry's case.
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of Municipal Election
LOU M A YoK AN D 51 X ALDERM A N
Notice is hereby given that ou the
lioo for Major ur.d six Ahlem an i?>
succod the pro cnt C.ty Council of
L?nens will be held In the City of
L?urens, on Tuesday, March 14, 1005.
Tiio polls will o? opened at the
Council Chamber in tho < ity of L&u
rci at '.) o'clock a, m. ar-d close at 5
o'c'o 'k p. m.
Messrs. W. II. (Jarre t, W. II Gilk
erson i ml \V. II. Franks Lave been duly
appointed Managers of s?id eloctb n.
Xo nerton shall hi c titled to vote at
said che ion, who t-hnll not have reg s
tercd his numo with R. E. Babb, Sa
li >rvisoi of IV g straiioa for ti e City of
Laurens bofore 12 o'clock M on the
!>> h day next preceding said elect on.
Tin* faid R. E. IJjbb, Supervisor of
lb eislraUon, will huvo his ollice open
for tbe purpose of registering voter.*
from 0.30 o'clock a. m. to 4 00 o'c'ock
p. in. from the 0th diy d iy of Feb*
n ary 1005 to 12 m on the 4 h day
of March, 10C?, inc'usive, except Sun
duy. On Saturdays d?rftig >aul time
tli ? t'fllco will be l:o. L open till ?">.( 0 p.
.'-1 S;ii 1 election there will be six
boxe?, oi c for each Wo. d, acd the
idectors will deposit tie ir ballots in the
1<>.\ repr^.M!! tin^ their respee ive
w ards for Mayor an 1 for one Aldermen
for their Ward,
By order of the City Council of Lau
rens, ih'a tho illst d*?y ci Dceimb^r,
j. 0 Owinos,
Mayor I rot em.
[b s.J I. O. Ballr,
Clet k Council.
SIMPSON 6: COOPER
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attontion given to all business.
State oi* South Carolina,
COUN r V OK LAUlfallS.
Noli.' i ;s h< reby given thnt in pur
suance of a resolution pissed by the
Motrd of DilVit us of thj Ha'crprife
Hank, of L\'HTi;s, s c , * mooting of
ti e stockholders of paid LJ.tuk is hereby
cailo:] to iiio-t on Saturday morning,
Much, Uh, 10J5, (it o'ovetl o'clock, at
its p'ace of b;tsints-? at L.urcns. s. c ,
for the pu p se of considering i'.erea*
inff in o^pltal ft ok tv.*onlj-Hvo tho i
eand dolus, ni.de n?r capital sev
enty live instead ol fifty thousand dol
Si ?n d,
Ter N 11. Dial,
Slate of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Court of Common Pleas.
T. C. Summorcl and W. M. Summerei
Plaintiff, against G. C. Johnson, et
Pursuant to a decree o? the Court in
the HboVC stated cause, 1 will sell at
public outcry, to the highest bidder, at
I.aureus, C. II., S. ('.. on Salesday in
March nest, being the nth day of the
month, during the legal hours for sales,
the following described real estate, to
Two-thirds of one-half (individual in
terest) in all that lot of land, situate in
the town of Clinton, in the County and
Stale above named, containing one
(I l-'Ji and one-half acres, more or less,
bounded <>n the Last by lands of G. F.
Bailey and Edgar Martin; on the North
by lands of O. II. Martin; on the West
by lot of Surnmerel Brothers, and on
tho South by the C. N. & L. railroad,
(lid lol beinj', one hundred and fifty
foot in width, a strip running from the
C. n. & I/, railroad back Northward to,
and adjoining tho lot of o. 11, Martin,
measuring one hundred and fifty feet
Westward from its Eastern boundary,
being the Elot conveyed to (i. c. and
ISminn o. Johnson, by T. C. and W. M.
Terms of Sale: Cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers. If the purchaser fails
to comply, the uakl premises to be re
sold at his risk, on the same or some
subsequent Salesday upon same terms.
JOHN K. BOLT,
C. C. C. P. L. c.
Fob. 6th id.
Executor*, Administrators and Guar
dluus are reminded thnt the time for
making Ihelr annual return) com
mences the first day o? Januar?.
O. O. THOMPSON.
D.e IB.centh, 'o4. J. p. L. c.
CHOICE SEED CORN
The Best on Earth.
A cross between the White
and Big Yellow Corn, One to
Three Kars to Stalk, long deep
grain from 1-2 to 3-4 inch long;
small red cob. I have been im
proving this coin for about
twelve years. $2,00 per bushel
f. o. b, Clinton or 1,aureus, S. C
You will find this corn at my
home, or at OwingS ec Owings,
Laurens, S. C. Also?
Long Staple Cotton Seed.
I have a choice lot of up land
Long .Staple Cotton Seed for
sale. The staple runs from i '4
to Ha incites long. $1,00 per
bushel f. o. b. Clinton or 1.au
reus, S. C. I sold 17 bales to
the Watts A!ills. The buyer
claims that it is longer and stron
ger than the F'orodora.
P. B. BAILEY,
Clinton, S. C.
Latueus, S. C, Dec. 15, '04.
J Mr. P. B. Bailey,
Clinton, S. C.
I Dear Sir:
Your letter of December 9th,
received. The long staple cotton
I bought from you for the Watts
Mills gave perfect satisfaction, by
mixing it with the Mississippi
long staple. I consider your cot
ton better than the Floradora,
both in length of staple and
strength. Yours very truly,
R. G. Franks.
By Mr. Franks.
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice- in nil State Courts.
I Prompt attention given to all business.
U. N. X_ LHtirilroad Co.
Schedule in eiltet November 21st. 1004 :
No. 62 No. "1 No. w>
Pnraonsoi' Mixed ox? Freight ex
Daily C0|?t Sim- e?']it Sun
i.v Columbia U 10 am 515 p m 100 am
ar Nowborry 12 *; i> m 7 0j p m 3 ir> .? m
ar (Minion 1 212 p in S LS p m ?"> 2.r, . m
ar Laurons 112 pm 8 45 pin 6 00 am
No. 63 No. 22 No. si
Lv Laurcna 2 02 p m 7 Oil a in 5 20 p ni
ar Clinton 2 22 p m 7 30 a in l> 00 p in
nr Newborry 8 10 p m h .ir> a m 7 05 p in
nr Columbia 4 45 pin 10 30 am 016 p ni
C. 11. CASQUE, AffOliL
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LMJKKNS, S. C.
we want all interested in
to have our name before them
Write us stating what kind of
Machinery you uso or win
Install, and wo will rmll you
Free of All cost
a handsome and useful
Pocket Diary and atlas
or a larqc
(ilbbcs Machinery Company,
columbia, s. c.
a stook of horse power hay
rnEssca to be oloseo out at