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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
llcal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY APRIL 26. 1905
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Nob
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Unknown Mob Kills Negro
In His House.
WHITE MAN ARRESTED.
Air. P. H. Baldwin Makes Statement in
Reference to Trouble Seme
Report reached the city on Sunday
that Abe McDaniel, an old negro, liv
ing in Waterloo Township, 14 miles west
of here had been killed by a mob.
The Sheriff immediately sent his two
deputies, Glenn and Sullivan, to the
scene of the reported killing. When
the deputies reached the place they
found a large crowd, but no excite
ment. The inquest was being held and
was about half over. According to the
evidence of the daughters of the de
ceased, a mob composed of white men
came to the house of Abe McDaniel and
opened the door, Abe grabbed his gun
and fired on the mob when some one in
the crowd returned the fire with fatal
effect. They then proceeded to take
his two daughters from the house and
gave them a severe whipping. The
daughters claim to have recognized P.
H. Baldwin, a white man, and near
neighbor as a party of the mob. The
coroner's jury found a verdict accord
ingly and a warrant was issued for
Baldwin, who was found at his home
by the deputies and arrested without
opposition and brought to Laurens on
Baldwin claims to know nothing of the
affair beyond wh:. lad been told him and
that he will be ible to prove an alibi.
He admits to have had some trouble
with McDaniel and his daughters some
time ago but says that it was all set
tled. Mr. Baldwin's statement in re
ference to the trouble is substantially
as follows: The daughters of McDaniel
and his wife, who is their step-mother,
were in a constant row, that some one
bad written McDaniel an annonymous
letter signed "A White Friend," stat
ing that a mob was going to break it
Up arid that he could go to P. H. Bald
win and have the matter adjusted. Mc
Daniel carried the letter to Baldwin,
who told him that he knew nothing at
all about it and that it was probably
written by some of his own race. He
offered to assist him in an effort to find
out who did the writing and to that end
kept the addressed envelope. McDan
iel seemed satisfied and appreciative.
'?.^ Later the negro told some parties
that he believed that Baldwin had writ
ten the letter. Baldwin went to the
negro about it and he at first denied
having said so, later he admitted it and
was insulting to Baldwin, who struck
him with his hand. McDaniel's daugh
ters joined in the fracas, one of them
striking Baldwin with a brick.
All this occurred several weeks ago
and the matter had all been adjusted.
McDaniel was a thrifty negro farmer,
who lived on his own land and it is un
derstood here that lie bore a good repu
tation for peace and character.
P. H. Baldwin is 33 years of age and
the head of a family. He is a good
citizen, an industrious farmer and
highly respected in his commuuity.
Last of the Lyceum.
The last attraction of the Lyceum
course will be at the Opera House on
There will be no reserved seats sold,
but those holding cards must still get
their tickets at Fleming Bros.
The attraction is to be the Old Home
stead Quartette and will be one of the
best things of the whole course.
FULL OF TRAGIC MEANING
Are these lines from J. H. Simmons,
of Casey, la. Think what might have
resulted from his terrible cough if he
had not taken the medicine about
which he writes: "I had a fearful cough,
that disturbed my night's rest. I tried
everything, but nothing would relieve
it, until I took Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds, which completely cured me."
Instantly relieves and permanently
cures all throat and lung diseases; pre
vents grip and pneumonia. At Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Guaranteed; 50 cents and $1.00. Trial
Excursion Rates to Cohjrr.bls, S. C. Via
C & W C Railroad.
Account of Conference for Education
in the South, Columbia, S. C, April
26-28, 1905, the C&WC Ry. will sell
roundtrip tickets to Columbia at rate
of one First Class Fare plus 25 cents;
tickets on sale April 25 and 26, with
final return limit May 5, 1905.
DON'T BORROW TROUBLE.
It is a bad habit to borrow" anything,
but the worst thing you can possibly
borrow, is trouble. When sick, sore,
heavy, weary and worn-out by the pains
and poisons of dyspepsia, biliousness,
Bright's disease, and similar internal
disorders, don't sit down and brood over
your symptoms, but fly for relief to
Electric Bitters. Here you will find
sure and permanent forgetfulness of
?dl your troubles, and your body will
not oc burdened by a load of debt dis
ease. At Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co. Price 50 cents. Guar
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Miss Sallie Watkins is visiting rela
tives and friends in town.
Miss Willou Gray spent Easter in
Prof. B. L. Jones spent a few days in
Newberry last week.
Misses Annie and Lizzie Riehey of
Chicora College spent Easter at home.
Miss Tallulah Caine will leave this
week for an extended trip to Virginia.
Col. J. II. Wharton was in town Sat
Miss Helen Goggans spent Easter at
hjr home in Newberry.
Miss Annie Gilkcrson visited friends
in Clinton last week.
Mr. B. L. Henderson of Mt. Galla
gher was in the city on Monday.
Mr. George Addy of Clinton was in
the city on Saturday.
Mr. M. H. Burdine of Gray Court,
was in the city on Monday.
See buggy notice, "To whom it may
concern," of W. A. Grant, in this issue.
Mr. M. T. Simpson and Mr. M. A.
Leaman of Cross Hill were in the city
Mr. H. B. Dominick, principal of the
Fountain Inn Graded School was in the
city on Saturday.
Prof. W. H. Hamilton of the Cray
Court-Owings Institute was in the city
Mrs. T. P. Byrd and Miss Bessie
Byrd of Ora were shopping in the city
Messrs. W. J. Henry and Henry
Young of Clinton were in the city Sat
Miss Mary Connor spent from Friday
until Sunday at her home in Spartan
Misses Grace Simmons and Julia
Gilkerson will attend the Oratorical
Contest in Greenwood.
Miss Blossom Whitehurst of Converse
College spent Easter with Miss Nell
Miss Willis of Converse College vis
ited her uncle, Mr. Wiley Willis, from
Saturday until Monday.
Mr. Grover Peterson of Wofford Col
lege spent Easter with his mother,
Mrs. Maggie Peterson.
Miss Clara Adams of Greenville spent
I Saturday and Sunday with Miss Jessie
Miss Lintie Jones of the College for
Women in Columbia spent Easter at
Mrs. C. M. Clarke and little Rebecca
went to Greenville for the Dean-Hill
wedding on Monday.
Misses Bonds and Clary and Messrs.
Duck Copeland, Bob Philson, Billy San
ders and Frank Boland of Clinton were
in Laurens to attend Easter service.
Messrs. Cooper, McGowan, Fergu
son, Todd and Riehey are in attendance
on the Supreme Court in Columbia, this
Mrs. R. S. Thompson and children
and Miss Anna Boozer of Augusta were
up for a day this week to see Dr. J. J.
Boozer and Mr. J. R. Little's family.
Misses Janie Kennedy and Emmie
McCarry of Clinton were the charming
little guests of Miss Lucile Harris Sun
Mr. C. H. Roper returned to the city
on yesterday from a visit to his mother,
who is quite ill. He reports her condi
Misses Louda Copeland, Elizabeth
Bell, Katherine Copeland and Rosa Bai
ley of Clinton were in the city last
night for the Music Festival.
A Meeting at Trinity.
Rev. P. B. Kinard will hold a meet
ing at Trinity, on Sunday, April 30th.
Everybody is requested to attend.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son.
On next Sunday night at the First
Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Fitch will
give his illustrated sermon on "The
Parable of the Prodigal Son." The ser
mon will be illustrated by ten large
paintings, showing ten scenes in the
career of the Prodigal. The public is
A Special Sermon.
On next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock
at the First Methodist Churc h, tli<"
pastor, the Rev. M. W. Hook, will
preach a special sermon to the mem
bers of Calhoun Lodge, No. 47, L O.
O. F., who will attend the services in a
All the other fraternal organizations
of the city and the public generally are
invited to be present on this occasion,
which is in celebration of the eighty
sixth anniversary of the founding of
Odd Fellowship in this country.
Extraordinary values in Ladies'
Sh es and Oxfords this week.
If it's an Oxford you are looking for
Copeland's is the place.
Special prices in millinery this week.
Straw hat time is here. Copeland can
fit you in size, style and price.
See our brown dress linen at 10 cents
per yard. A good value. The Hub.
Get out of the "borrowing class" by
buying a hand bag at Cop .'land's.
Stylish little shoes for the little men
and women. They are durable too.
After Gaster Qaitles.
The Laurens Gorman Club gavo its
after Easter dance on Monday night.
Besides the dancing crowd here there
were quite a number of out of tho town
The floor was in supurb condition and
every body had a royal good time. In
the course of the evening delicious re
freshments were served.
In the parlors of Mrs. A. I). Grny'B
charming home, Miss Lillier Stevens
received the members of the Card
Club on Saturday afternoon. Roses and
ferns in lovely profusion filled the re
ception rooms and tiny while rabbits
and downy chicks, appropriate to the
Easter season were the pretty souve
nirs of a delightful occasion. On egg
shaped score cards, orameiited with yel
low chickens, tally was kept of an in
teresting game of euchre.
Mrs. T. 1). Darlington made tho
highest score aud carried off the prize,
a handsome white rabbit. While tho
game progressed, delicious fruit
punch was served and at its close a
dainty course of refreshments, straw
berry ice cream, wafers, cakes and
The guests were Mcsdames A. 1).
Gray, C. E. Clary, T. D. Darlington,
W. D. Ferguson, R. Fleming Jones,
W. H. Washington, Claude Fuller,
Babb and W. H. Anderson, Misses
Emily Meng, Willie Jones, Tallulah
Caine, Marne Ferguson, Alma Shell
Miss Josephine Minier gave a beau
tiful entertainmeut on yesterday after
noon for the Fortnightly Social Club at
which Miss Clifford of Union, who won
all hearts at last evening's conquest by
her wonderful mastery of the violin,
was the guest of honor. Miss Clifford
has visited frequently in Laurons and is
as cearming socially as when handling
the bow, and her presence added
greatly to the pleasure of one of the
most beautiful of the after Easter en
A lazy liver makes a lazy man. Bur
dock Blood Bitters is the natural, never
failing remedy for a lazy liver.
Attention, Camp Garlington.
Members of Camp Garlington, U. C.
V., arc hereby notified to meet on Sat
urday, May 6th, at 10 o'clock a. m. A
prompt attendance is earnestly solicited
as important business is to be trans
Delegates to the general Reunion, to
be held this year at Louisville, Ky., em
bracing June 14, 15 and 16, arc to be
elected, and other business attended to.
Also, Delegates to the State Reunion
are to be elected. The date and place
j for the latter Reunion have not yet
been fixed, but will be later.
Members should come prepared to pay
their annual dues, 25 cents, in order to
be in good standing and entitled to re
ceive Crosses of Honor, to be conferred
on Memorial Day, May loth proximo.
T. B. Crews,
Commander Camp Garlington, U. C. V.
B. W. Lanford, Adjutant.
Eczema, scald head, hives, itehiness
of the skin of any sort, instantly re
lieved, permanently cured. Doan's
Ointment. At any drug store.
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H poem for Coday
HYMN OF THE VAUDOIS
By Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"VAUDOIS" in. :u>.< tho inhnbltnnts of tho Swiss canton
of Vain!. They uro of tho Protestant faith and Buffered
cruel persecution during the dark agon of religious op
pression. It Is suld that tho poem printed below vas
suggested to tho author after reading the lines "Thanks
Bo to God For tho Mountains," from Howltt'S "Book of
tho Seasons." The title Is sometimes given as "Tho
Hymn of tho Mountain Christians."
|OIt tho strength of tho hills wo
Our Clod, our fathers' Clod!
Thou has mado thy children
mighty * .
By the touch of tho moun
Thou hast fixed our ark of refuge,
Whore tho spoiler's foot ne'er trod;
For tho strength of tho hills WO bles:l
Our God, our fathers' Ood!
Wo aro ?watchers of n beacon
Whose lights must never dlo;
Wo are guardians of an altar
'Midst the silence of tho sky:
Tho rookfl yield founts of courage,
8truck forth as by Thy rod;
For the strength of the hills we bles?
Our God, our fathers' Ood!
For the dark resounding caverns,
Whero Thy still, small voice is heard;
For tho strong pines of the forests.
That by Thy breath aro stirred;
For tho storms on whose free pinions
Thy spirit walks abroad;
For tho strength of the hills wo bless
Our CJod, our fathers' God!
Tho royal englo dnrtoth
On his quarry from tho heights.
And the stag that knows no master
Seeks there his wild dollghta:
But wo, for Thy communion,
Hnvo sought the mountain sod:
For tho strength of tho hills we bless 'Jt
Our God, our fathers' God!
The banner of tho chieftain,
Far, far below us waves;
The war-horse of tho spearman I
Cannot reach our lofty caves; .[.
The dark clouds wrap the thr?shold ?!?
Of freedom's last abode; *r
For the strength of tho hills wo bless y
Our God, our fathers' God! *j
For the shadow of Thy presence,
Hound our enmp of rock outspread; J
For the stern deliles of battle, .!
Bearing record of our dead; ?]
For those snows and for tho torrents,
For tho free hearts' burial sod; *
For tho strength of the hills wo bless ,
Our Clod, our fathers' God! ?
Dcnth of Mrs. T. J. Little.
Mrs. T. J. Little died at her home
near Tylersville on Saturday, after only
a f*w days illness. She is survived
bj her husband, Mr. T. J, Little, and
four children, Mr. Will Little of Colum
bia, Arthur Little of Clinton and Geo.
Little and Miss Annie Lou Little who
are living at home. Mrs. Elam S. McKin
ley of this city and Mrs. Fielder of
Moors, S. C. arc her sister ?..
She was buried at Helhcny Church
Monday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. The
funeral was conducted by Rev. J. F.
Jacobs of Clinton.
Pursuant to the call of President
llarvic Jordan of the Southern Cotton
Association, the members of the Lau
rens County Division and all others of
every class, friendly to the movement,
arc requested to meet at Laurcns on
the First Monday in May, being Sales
day, in mass meeting, when able speak
ers will address them on this great
crisis in our history. The committees
on acreage, fertilizers used, member
ship and membership fees collected will
come prepared to make a full report.
A. c. Fuller,
A household necessity ?Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts, wounds
of all sorts: cures sore teroat, croup,
catarrh, asthma; never fails.
King's Daughters Report.
Report of year's work from the
"Helping Hand" Circle of King's
Daughters. One year runs from one
State Convention until the next, which
meets always in April or May
Amount made during year, clear of
all expenses, $90.99.
Disbursements, $62.03 as follows:
Subscription to the Silver Cross
Sent to the Christ Love Mission (Res
cue Home), $5.00.
Sent to the Door of Hope, (Rescue
Sent to China for the support of a
little Chinese girl in school, $15.00.
For the Thornwell Orphanage, $6.25.
Delegate's expenses to International
Convention, (this amount is what our
Circle contributes towards the expenses
of the delegate sent to this Convention
from the State, $1.70.
Sent to Riverside Infirmary, $15.00.
This is a State work. The King's
Daughters all over the State help to
keep one room in the Infirmary for tho
poor of the State.
Miscellaneous expenses, $1.50.
Amount sent out of town, $46.45.
"I have used Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets with most satisfac
tory results," says Mrs. F. L. Phelps,
Houston, Texas. For indigestion, bil
iousness and constipation those tablets
are most excellent. Sold by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. 13. F. Posey.
Clinton Social News ami Personals.
Clinton, April 24th.?An Easter en
tertainment of much beauty was given
by Mrs. J. W. Copeland on Friday af
ternoon to the sixteen members of tho
Actaeon Book Club, who were invited
for thti ?ift?vnocii and fioru G lu G a
number of outside guests were pres
ent. Tho lunch room was daintly beau
tiful in its decorations of white bells,
held in place with wide tafferta rib
bons, which extended to the corners of
the room. The exquisite vase of car
nations had clustered around it downy
little chicks, in yellow and white. The
score cards were found tied on snow
white rabbits. Misses Katharine Cope
land and Margaret Parrott saw that
the guests were served with the de
licious salads and ices. The prizes,
lovely brooches, were won by Misses
Wright and Bean. Eight of the latest
books were selected to be here by tho
next business meeting, two weeks
hence, at Miss Laura Vance's.
The friends of Miss Martin of Cross
Hill are glad to know she is in town
with her sister, Mrs* McSwain.
Miss Sara Copeland was at home a
few days this week.
Miss Fronde Kennedy will give her
pupils a few days vacation and will
spend the time in Columbia with
The egg hunt given by the ladies of
the Baptist Church on Saturday after
noon was much enjoyed by the children
and a nice amount made.
Miss Mayme Clardy was the guest of
Mrs. John Robertson for Easter Sun
Mr. Morgan Todd and family have
moved back to their former home at
Simpsonvillc, much to tho regret of
their hosts of friends in Clinton.
Mr. W. E. Owens was one of the ju
rors at the United States Court in
Mr. F. M. Boland visited his parents
at Littlo Mountain on Saturday and
Meeting of County Teachers Postponed.
The meeting of the County Teachers
Association, which was advertised for
Saturday was postponed to a future
Church of the Epiphany.
rkv. henry thomas, m. a. rect.
Next Sunday, April 30. 10 a. m.Sun
11 a. m. Morning Prayer and Sermon.
4.80 p. m. Childrens Easter Service.
Services appropriate for Easter next
Sunday.? Easter Music? Easter Ser
mon? and special Easter Offering? All
persons are cordially invited.
RHEUMATIC PAINS QUICKLY RE
The excruciating pains characteristic
of rheumatism and sciatica are quickly
relieved by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. The great pain relieving
power of the liniment has been the
surprise and delight of thousands of
sufferers. The (puck relief from pain
which its affords is alone worth many
times its cost. For sale by Laurcns
Drug Co. and Dr. 11. F. Posey.
Did You Get
Them for Easter?
Spring Things We Mean
Anyway it was cold and didn't matter a great deal,
but you can't put it off much longer -
If you do your neighbors will begin to look askance
at you, and it will be whispered around that your ex
chequer is somewhat depleted, in common parlance
that you are "on the hog" -
Can you afford to have such remarks made, when for
a paltry sum we will robe you in the latest styles?
We sell everything a man wears,
and Shoes for Women and Children
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings.
STATE AND QENERAL NEWS.
The question of the legality of the
beer dispensaries has been raised and
probably every beer dispenser in the
State was in Columbia at the hearing
on yesterday, before the State Board
The Russian and Japanese fleets arc
still playing hide and seek on the High
Seas, and the Japanese land forces are
evidently awaiting the outcome of the
Just at this time there is some talk
of peace among people who can have
nothing to do about it.
The assessment of the various pro
perties of the Standard Oil Company
in South Carolina has been raised from
$50,000. to $200,000. The Comptroller
General has notified the attorneys for
the Standard Oil Company of this action.
A protest will bo made.
The main Building of Vanderbilt Uni
versity was burned on April 20th. The
building was constructed in 1874 at a
cost of $125,000.00 There was $75,000
insurance on the building and $40,000.00
on the furnishing.
Total loss estimated at $200,000.00
The operation of the University will
not be interferred with.
Joseph Jefferson Dead.
Joseph Jefferson died at his home,
The Reefs, in Florida, on April 23rd.
He was the greatest commedian that
the American Stage and probably the
world has ever kuown. He was at his
best in "Rip Van Winkle."
Our Millinery business has never been
so good. Everything at greatly re
duded prices. The Hub.
Tylersville, April 24.?The farmers
are going right along with planting cot
Mrs. Linsey and her mother Mrs.
Compton visited Mrs. Mary Allison last
Rev Sam Bass and family are visit
ing their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Master Boy Powers was in your city
The Sandy Springs School gave an egg
hunt at the school house Saturday.
Mrs. Gco. Pulley and Miss Annie Pul
ley visited Miss Pearl Sanders Sunday.
Mr. Blufford Blakelcy visited in Clin
ton Sunday morning.
Miss Fannie Harmon of Enoroe visit
ed her brother Mr. Walter Harmon
Saturday and Sunday.
PLANS TO GET RICH
Are often frustrated by sudden break
down, ?lue to dyspepsia or constipation.
Brace up and take Dr. King's New Life
Pills. rhey take out the materials
which are clogging your energies, and
give you a new start. Cure headache
and dizziness too. At Laurons Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. 25 cents.
To Whom It May Concern.
On Saturday, April 22nd, 1905, a cer
tain party either maliciously or inno
cently exchanged a side bar coil top
buggy made by Fisher & Co., Cin
cinnati, O., for a side spring top buggy,
with black body and Carmine running
gear, made by Hackney Pros. Said
buggies were left in vacant lot in rear
of store of 0. B. Simmons & Co., Lau
rons County, S. C. Unless buggy so
taken away is returned to place from
whence it was taken at once, owner of
said missing buggy will have the said
party now in possession of said Hack
ney buggy apprehended and bound over
to stand his trial at next term of Court
Party interested will please act at
once or take the consequence.
W. A. Grant,
Princeton, S. C.
April 21th, 1905.
For Sale:?Two good mules with
some age on them, cheap. Apply to
F. M. or A. P. Puller.
Mountville, S. C.
Wanted : - You to know that I have
a fine Spanish Jack stationed at Gray
Court this season. Fee $10.00
D. D. peden
Gray Court, S. C.
SERIOUS STOMACH TROUBLE
I was troubled with a distress in my
stomach, sour stomach and vomiting
spells, and can truthfully say that
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lots cured me.?Mrs. T. Y. Williams,
Laingsburg, Mich. Those tablets arc
guaranteed to cure every case of stom
ach trouble of this character. For sale
by Laurons Drug Co. and Dr. B. V.
0. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect Novombor '21st, 1001:
No. r.2 No. 21 No. 85
Passenger Mixed ox- Freight ox>
Dully copt Sun- copi Sun
ur Newberry 9 io p m
ar Columbia 4 15 p in
11 10 am
12 3)> p m
1 22 p m
1 42 |> in
2 02 p m
2 22 p m
5 15 p m 1 00 a in
7 05 p m a 45 a ni
8 15pm 5 25 a in
8 15 p m COO am
No. 22 No. 81
7 00 am 5 20 p m
7 30 a m r. 00 p in
8 35 am 7 05 p in
10 30 a m 9 1ft p m
C. II. GASCJUE. Agent.
i'%i>'i v'lU'.iirv) t> ii6orj?of nivrpli i
'-tluifl, Imidin in
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large book of par
(Iculnr.son homo or
'sanatoi lum treat
mcnt. Ad dr."" , i;r.
it. H, WOOM.RY,
Cotton Bags to Replace
UP TO THE FARMER.
Good Reasons Given Why Cotton Bags
Should be Used ?More
While cotton growers of the South
are looking across this continent and
across the Pacific for the developement
of a new market for their great staple,
they are probably overlooking the best
and surest market right at their doors.
The farmers of the south do not realize
the number of sacks used by the fac
tories in the distribution of fertilizers
every winter?between 4,000,000 and
5,000,000 arc employed to hold the
phosphate bought by South Carolina
farmers alone. Nor do they seem to
understand that the material for these
fertilizer bags might be cotton but is
burlap, imported from India. The fol
lowing letter, written by Mr. Geo. A.
Wagner, president of the Royal Bag
ging and Yarn mill of Charleston, is
"The difference between the value of
cotton sacks and burlap sacks for fer
tilizers Is 90 cents per ton on seamless
and 50 cents per ton on the sewed cot
ton bags. Wre purchased last year bur
laps amounting to $236,000, and the
duty on same was $65,000. Now for
your further information 1 will state
that the total imports of burlaps from
Calcutta for the 12 months of last year
from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st was 300,
765,000 yards of burlaps and 14,158,700
burlaps bags, and from Dundee, Scot
land, and other ports there were 30,
000,000 yards, making a total of 390,
705,550 yards burlaps altogether im
ported. The total revenue for the
United Slates governments on all bur
laps and bags amounts to about $23,
000,000 annually. 1 note you say that
you have been talking to the farmers
on the subject, and I am glad to note
that they are inclined to pay the differ
ence in the cost of the bags. You are
mistaken, however, when you say that
it will take from one to one and a half
million bales to make the bags for fer
tilizers, for by calculation it would take
perhaps 20,000,000 pounds cotton, and
of course, if they would use cotton bags
for grits, rice, grain, sugar, salt ce
ment, etc., it would easily take 2,000,
000 bales of cotton to manufacture
But the field is not limited to the use
of fertilizer sacks; it, is unlimited in
the grocery business, and hero is what
the grocers of Charleston have to say
on the subject:
"Owing to the scarcity of cooperage,
a number of large manufacturers have
been Compelled to ship their products in
bags instead of barrels. This experi
ence has taught many that the bag is
by far the belter package, for the fol
"First. No freight to pay on the
"Second. The sack is cheaper.
"Third. The sack is of value when
"Fourth. A sack of 100 lbs. is easier
and cheaper to handle than a barrel.
"Fifth. The jobber in loading his
delivery wagon can put a sack in his
wagon with one man instead of two.
"Sixth. The jobber's delivery man
can handle the sack to advantage when
he reaches the retailer.
"Why cotton sacks should be used in
stead of burlaps is:
"First. Because the empty cotton
sack is of move value to the consumer.
"Second: It-cause cotton is raised
in the United States, and burlap is
imported from India.
"Wo have examined carefully the
cotton sack manufactured by the Royal
Hag and Yarn Manufacturing company
of Charleston, S. C., ami unhesitatingly
recommend this package for grist and
salt, and will give it preference to the
burlaps or barrels when making our
purchases of grist and salt.
Signed: Finckcn-JordonCo., H. T. Fos
ter, S. Mirchman & Son, .). W. Rob
son & Son, Metchers & Co., S. H.
Wilson <fc Co., F, Weilers. Blohmo
Milling Co., 1. M. Pearlstino & Sons,
H. Viel, C. Wulbern & Co., Welch &
Eason, Otto Tidoman >v Sons, D.
Rhodes & Co., F. W. Wagoner &
Co., Malony & Carter.
And here is a further endorsement:
To Cotton Planters :
At a meeting of the South Carolina
branch of the Southern VVholosalo Gro
cers' Association hold today, thofollow
ing resolution was passed:
The members of the association use
for all purposes, when possibloto do so,
cotton sacks instead of other pack
First, because the empty cotton sack
is of more value to the consumer than
Second, because cotton is a product
of the Sou thorn States, while burlap Is
imported from India.
The cotton sacks manufactured by
the Royal Hag and Yarn Manufacturing
Company of Charleston, S. C, have
been examined by us very carefully,
and this Association recommends tho
packages for grist, salt, rice, etc.
The object of this resolution is to cre
ate a more general demand for cotton.
President S. C, Division, Southern
Wholesale Grocers' Association.?