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LAURKNS, S. C, May 24, 1905.
Up to S. M. Milliken.
The controversy in the Laurens Cot
ton Mills is of course unfortunate for
the stoek-holde. It is a great pity
that a splendid property such as this
should be the object of warring fac
There is but one side to the argu
ment in the controversy. Mr. Millikin
favors paying his own firm four per
cent for what, Mr. Lucas hired another
firm to do for two per cent. Mr. Milli
ken undertook to buy enough stock to
turn Mr. Lucas out because Mr. Lucas
had carried his point. Meanwhile tho j
law suit is on an alleged agreement by
Mr. Millikin to sell his stock to Mr. Lu
cas at $150 the share. It will not be
denied that Mr. Lucas when he disa
greed with Mr. Milliken was ready to
let Mr. Milliken out of Laurens Mills on
Mr. Milliken's own terms. Then to Mr.
Lucas's surprise, Mr. miiiiken went to
work to kick Mr. Lucas out. That Mr.
Milliken's motive is to "get even" with
Mr. Lucas is impliedly confessed in his
News and Courier interview. In that
interview Mr. Milliken goes so far as
to say in substance that Mr. Lucas ut
ters a falsehood in claiming that he is
selling the goods to Stevens & Co. at
two per cent and yet the signed and
scaled contract between that firm and
the mill company is in tho mill offices.
The men chiefly interested are the
Southern stock-holders. Do they wish
to contribute $15,000 a year to the cof
fers of Milliken?
For the last two annual meetings,
1903 and 1904, Mr. Milliken has desired
to reduce the dividends to 8 per cent.
Great capitalists always prefer small
dividends and the accumulation of sur
plus. In this way the price of the
stock is held down and they are able to
buy it cheap. People in this neighbor
hood can't afford to own stocks that
pay six percent. If Mr. Milliken gets
control, the small stock-holders will be
in a hole.
Of course Mr. Milliken has a right to
buy the mill. He has done nothing il
legal so far as the mill is concerned.
The law suit is between him and Mr.
Does Mr. Milliken wish to go before
the people of South Carolina as a fair
man, a square man and a man that |>oor
men can risk business association with?
If so, he will take this jiosition: "I
will sell you people, Lucas and his
friends, all my stock or buy all yours at
such and such a price. I will make you
a give or take proposition."
Hut if Mr. Milliken does not care how
lie appears before the people of South j
Carolina, he will adopt the cold-blooded
Shylock methods of "frenzied finance," \
insist upon cent rolling the mill in the
interest of extortionate commissions
and use the mill to inflict punishment on
men whom be dislikes who are poor men
in comparison with himself, and so
gratify his private revenge.
We cannot believe Mr. Milliken will
insist upon being unfair. The way to
be honest is too plain. If he wishes to
buy the whole mill or to sell it, and
makes a give or take offer, it will be
clear that he is disposed to be fair.
We know Mr. Milliken personally.
His reputation in New York is not that
of a wrecker or an oppressor of minor
ity stock-holders. We cannot think
that he would acquire willingly such a
reputation in South Carolina,
Hut, sure as the stars shine in the
heavens, if S. M. Milliken tries by the
sheer force of money to rule or ruin
the Laurens Cotton Mills, he starts an
agitation that will end in making his
name and the name of his firm a stench
in the nostrills of the people of South
Carolina, that will be a millstone about
the neck of every corporation with which
his name is connected in this state, that
will cause among the people a spirit which
in matters of legislation will handicap
every mil! man and arm every demago
gue with a weapon of unlimited de
Will Mr. Milliken declare open war
upon the people of South Carolina?
Does he throw down the gauntlet? Is
he tho challenging party? We do not
think so because we do not believe he
is a bad man or a man dangerous to the
Hut if Mr. Milliken means war, the
people of South Carolina are ready for
him. The Laurens mill question is a
mere incident. It will soon be forgot
ten in tho larger question which Mr.
Milliken would raise.
Por Secrelnry of Stale.
There'.-, an old warrior of the 'sixties
in Anderson and a rod shirt rider of '76
who could have been elected secretary
of state in 1904 but who, because he
was a generous man, did not run. He i
is now a member of the legislature and |
in Laurens, for he is a native; and a
veteran of Laurens, they call him
"Mit" Tribblo. Col. Tribblo ought to
be a candidate for secretary of state in
1906 because be should give the people
of South Carolina an opportunity to
show their appreciation of his high
minded conduct in 1904.
Col, M. P. Tribblo could have been
elected last year. He filed his pledge
and a few days later withdrew from
tho race solely because he was
led to believe that his opponent,
Mr. Gantt, was too ill to make
the campaign. Any informed man will
admit that had Mr. Tribblo remained in
the race, he would have been elected.
Wo know and we assert that he would
not run because he was persuaded that
Mr. Gantt, whose administration had
been criticized, was not physically
strong enough to defend himself on the
thk Advertiser is for Tribbie. so,
wo believe is all Laurens.
Mr. Milliken's Attitude.
The following interview with Mr. S.
M. Milliken was printed in the News
and Courier last Wednesday, having
been obtained by its New York corres
pondent, and it shows Mr. Milliken's
Seth M. Milliken. head of the firm of
Deering, Milliken & Co., in this city,
when his attention was called to the
reports current in Charleston last night,
said that his firm had acquired large
blocks of the Laurens Cotton Mill
Mill Company's stock, but that he was
not in a position to state whether or
not a controlling interest had been se
cured, for the reason that he had as
yet no precise information to the num
ber of shares his representatives had
been able to buy in.
"The entire capital stock of the con
cern," said Mr. Milliken, is $350,000.
and the market value of the shares is
about $160. We paid more for some of
tee stock, but the price was not above
what would be called a fair figure."
Mr. Milliken said his firm had no in
tention of taking direct charge of the
cotton mills, but would run the busi
ness through subsidiary management.
"Will Mr. Lucas be deposed as presi
dent?" Mr. Milliken was asked.
"I cannot tell whether wc have the
control; if we have, he most assuredly
will," was Mr. Milliken's reply.
Mr. Milliken intimated that in his
opinion Mr. Lucas had acted arbitrarily
and from personal reasons in with
drawing the mill's business from his
"We were asked to believe that tho
firm of Stevonson & Co., which had
got tho business we had dorie, at a rate
of throb and four per cent, had offered
to handle it for two per cent. I never
put any stock in that, and I don't now."
Marriage of a Popular Young Lady?So*
cial and Personal Items.
Clinton, May 22nd.?On Wednesday
morning at the residence of her aunt,
Mrs. W. A. Shand, Miss Elizabeth Bell
and Mr. Thos. Shipman of Lrevard, N.
C, were united in marriage by Rev. W.
P. Jacobs. Mrs. Shipman is a grand
daughter of Mr. George P. Copeland
and has a large circle of relatives and
friends in Clinton. After a luncheon,
the party drove to Laurens, and took
the 2 o'clock train for the North on a
The Actaeon Book Club was again
entertained on Friday afternoon by
Miss Fronde Kennedy. In the game of I
Nations, the score was kept by bows of
ribbon, tied to fans. The game was
won by Mrs. J. W. Copeland, who re
ceived a pretty candle stick as a tro
phy. Delicious refreshments were
served by Misses Janie Kennedy, Em
mie McCrary and Mattie May Neville.
The outside guests were Mrs. J. A. Bai
ley, Misses May Little, Allen, Leake,
Sadie Cheatham, Bessie Constine, Maud
Pearson, Emma Adams and Nell bolt]
Messrs. Galloway, A. V. Martin and
J. I. Copeland represented the Clinton
Lodge at the K. of P's Convention in
Beaufort last week.
Mrs. George M. Davis and daughter
leave tomorrow to visit relatives in
Miss Katherine Bean entertained
party of friends very charmingly on ]
last Thursday evening with Nations and
Mrs. J. D. Watts was in town for
short time on Wednesday, returning
from a trip to Nashville.
Minn Addie Horton hna bs her guest]
Miss Nell Boit of Laurens.
Mrs. Lathen of Easley has been with
Mrs. J. R. Copeland for the past ten
Ora, May 20.?The friends of Miss
Fannie McClintock were glad to wel
come her home, from a two months
stay in Spartanburg, last week.
Mr. Mack Bryson and Master Hall
Fleming attended the Anniversary at
Miss Euphemia Thompson returned
from a ten days' stay in Winnsboro last
Some of our old soldiers were in Lau
rens Memorial Day. They report a
Mrs. W. A. McClintock and Miss
Nannie McClintock shopped in Enoree
Mrs. Brown Wylic of Yorkville was
the guest of Rev. B. II. Grier's family
last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Hunter were
in Clinton Anniversary Day.
Mr. Jim, Masters Edgar and Earlc
McClintock of Due West are visiting
Capt. W. A. McClintock.
Mrs. W. T. Blakclcy gave a delight
ful tea to some of her friends last week.
"The Friendly Afternoon Club" held
its regular monthly meeting with Miss
Frances Moffett at the home of Rev.
B. II. Grier yesterday afternoon. An in
teresting program had been prepared,
"Scotland" being the subject. The
meeting was a pleasant one, the de
lightful refreshments which were
served at its close adding greatly to
Rev. B. P. Ried preached to a large
and attentive audience last Sunday. He
announced that there would be a pro
tracted meeting at the Rocky Springs
Church, the latter part of July, begin
ning with services on the Fifth Sunday
in August. X.
No Hats in Church.
Spartanburg, May 8.? Pastor L. M.
Roper, of the First Baptist church, at
the morning hour of worship Sunday,
announced to his congregation that he
had an innovation to suggest that at
evening services the ladies should ap
pear without their hats or l>onf>ets.
Frequently, as he stated, an attractive
bonnet creation hid the faces of inter
ested spectators from the minister, and
that as this custom had been intro
duced at the leading Methodist church
of Canton, O., and worked satisfac
torily, it would not be a departure
from all the standards. The suggestion
was acted on at the evening hour of
worship Sunday, and one of the largest
congregations assembled at the church,
the women folks not wearing their
hats. The effect seems pleasing and
there is no opposition, wnd it is safe to
surmise that the innovation will become
a custom. ? Spartanburg cor. Green
Beut the 1 ho Kind You Hew Always Bought
LAUOH AND GROW PAT.
a time for all TlllNCS.
Miss Do Wilsonby: "Do you believe
in infant damnation, professor?"
Professor LaTynn: Only at night."?
a boston joke.
Miss Wreader: "In your book, Mr.
Skribe, you use the phrase, psycholo
gical movement,' half a dozen times.
It's auch u lovely phrase. But I must
confess I don't know what it means.
Do tell me."
Mr. Skribe: "I haven't the least idea.
Miss Wreader. All I know is that it's
all the rage in the literary world just
now. " ? Boston Transcript.
a step downward.
This is told of a Philadelphia!) whose
mother-in-law was alarmingly ill. One
night the physician shook his head and
"She has got to go to a hot climate.
Mind, I dont mean a warm place, bui a
"The son-in-law disappeared, but
soon emerged from the cellar carrying
an axe. Handing it to the doctor, he
"Here, you do it! I can't!-Lippin
the comfortable colonel.
"Yes," said the old Georgia colonel,
"give me a hammock under a shady
tree, a mint julep on a table beside me,
and I'm so close to heaven I can hear
the angols smack their lips!"
"You'd want two 'niggers' to fan
you, wouldn't you, colonel?" some ono
"I shore would!" replied the colodel,
"I clean fergot 'cm!"
F. L. S.
There was no Need for Talking.
"Does the baby talk yet?" asked a
friend to the fumily.
"No," replied the baby's disgusted
little brother; "the baby doesn't need
"Doesn't need to talk?"
"No. All the baby has to do is to yell
and it gets everything there is in the
house that's worth having."?Tit-Bits.
Too Much Watkr. ?
Mary had a little lamb.
And it was full of vim;
It got in Wall Street. That's the end ?
The lamb it couldn't swim.
Money Talks.?Pat: "Sure, I voted
th' Raybublican ticket!"
Mike: "Would ye trust such a party
Pat: "They didn't ask me to-they
paid me cash. " ? Puck.
To gain his ends
In Life's fierce tussle,
Man's two best friends
Are Hope and Hustle.
An Early RISER. ?"Children," ob
served the parson, "are the sunshine
of our lives."
"That's right," rejoined Newpop,
with a large sigh, "and son-rise forme
is about 2 a. m." ? Chicago News.
Her lips were uplifted
Sho leaned on his breast
Her head touched a button
And he did the rest.
the old ca mi* me kt IN*.
I like the timeof the old camp meotin' ?
Baskets brimmed with the richest oatin'!
Where the skies can hear
An' the rose-cheekt'd sisters smilin'
Like the time of the old camp meotin'
Time too bright to be so fleetin'?
Where the wild woods ring
As we rise an' sing,
An' the gospel's rimmed with a rose of
the advantack ok poverty.
Harris -They tell me you have had a
very narrow escape from death.
Spurr?Yes; they were going to oper
ate upon me for appendicitis, but they
discovered in time that 1 hadn't the
money to pay for it.? Boston Trans
Countryman (to dentist) ? "Tho
tooth next to that 'un aches, too, Doc."
Dentist ? "Yes, it aches in sympa
Countryman "Yank it out. Durn
is often as great as woman's. But
Thos. S. Austin, Mgr. of the "Repub
lican," of Leavenworth, Ind., was not
unreasonable, when he refused to allow
the doctor to operate on his wife, for
female trouble, "Instead," he says,
"we concluded to try Electric Bitters.
My wife was then so sick, she could
hardly leave her bed, and |.r>| physicians
had failed to relieve her. After taking
Electric Bitters, she was perfectly cured
and can now preform all her household
duties." Guaranteed by Palmetto ami
Laurens Drug Co., price 50cts
O .A. c-t ic <o X~3- a:.
Bear? tho X? II? Kind Yoil II;.-" AI-..
J. R. Hellams
MARBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS
Gray Court, S. C.
Highest Grades and Finest Work
manship in Granite or Italian, Ver
mont and Geogia Marbles. Designs
and estimates furnished on applica
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block,
Wo want evory man nnd women In t ho
United States Interested In tho euro of
Opium, Whiskey or other dniff habits,
either for thoniHolves or frlondH, to hnvo
one of Dr. Woolley's books on these dis
eases. Wrlto Dr. B, M. Woolley, Atlanta,
()?., Doz 287, and one will bo sent you f roe.
special Reduced Prices jj
Ready - made
We have in stock a lot of Skirts in Odd Lots, One and Two of a Style, new, clean, good and this Seasons
Styles that will make it to your interest to buy. Come and see them and let us m
show you how cheap we can sell you a clean up-to-date Skirt. ffs
We still have lots of Special Values in Printed and White Lawns, Organdies, M adras, Ginghams and W
White Waistings?our prices on these goods are exceptionally low and it is money to you to come here OT
when you want anything in this line..jfe
One Case of regular 10 cents Ginghams.- ?
Exceptional value. Special May price * 2^? fTO
Good yard-wide Percals in Short lengths. Worth
in full pieces 8 cts to 10 cts: Special
May price . *J<s*
36-inch White Lawn, worth 10 cents. Our
Special May price vJw.
Full size White Quilts. Our Special May HCr
One Case of regular 5 cts printed Lawns. 3_
Special May price. O4C
A big lot of Short lengths in Everett Classic
Ginghams. Worth 8 cents to 10 cents, c?
Special May price . OC
One Case of Yard-wide Soft Bleaching. No
starch. Worth 71-2 cents. Our Special
May price .
$1.25 guaranteed Black Taffeta Silk. d?| fkfk
Our Special Price ^LvU
We are in better position to save
you money on your
We have lots of Coats and Vests,
two piece Suits for the Summer that
the prices are very enticing. Call
and let us show you;
l?g lot of Suits worth 7.50 and $8.50 now 4.99 to $6.49
Big lot of Suits worth 10.00 to $12.50 now 7.49 to $9.99
Big lot of Stills worth 15.00 to $18.50 now 11.49 to 13.49
Special Value in Boys' Knee Suits
$1.19 to $1.79
For Men in all the latest Toes and
Lasts. Better values than any
for the price.
Come! Don't Delay.
Bargains Here all the Time.
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THINGS TO STAND ON
There's nothing better in the world than feet for this
purpose. People whose standing is made comforta
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buy their shoes by hearty praise and continued cus
tom. It requires experience and skill to make shoes
both comfortable and good looking. Our Shoes are
made by experts, and fill every requirement.
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 10, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2-40 "
Ar Augusta 5:20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Ar Port Royal
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20 "
Arrivals:?Train No. l, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
< -^ept Sunday, from Greenville and
in rmediate stations 6: 40 pm; train No.
'.I, lily, from Spartanburg and interm
edis 9 stations 1: 30 p m.
C. II Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. "ryan, Gen'l Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. E erson, Traffic Manager.
in a hernia.
First?Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Special Notice?I itave received a
fino line of Spring bnd Summer samples
of all the latest Btyles. Trices to suit the
Limes. Can's made to order from 9-\.i
up. Suits made to order from $12 00
up. a fit is always guaranteed. 1 :i1m>
j invite you to join my pressing club,
' only fl.oo per month. Phone 18o, Min
E. .1. DANCY, Tailor.
Hard, Soft or Shop
WANTED?1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pine Wood <>n oars your station or
delivered at Laurens.
J. W. Eichelberger.
VLaurens, S. C. 'Phone H. Terry's
WE NOW HAVE THE
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