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LAURENS, S. C, May 31, 1905.
Passion or business.
The Spartanburg Journal some days
ago quoted "the friends" of Mr. S. M.
Millikcn as saying that the differences
between that gentleman and Mr. W.
E. Lucas were "altogether personal."
Mr. Milliken said the same thing in
effect in an interview in the Charleston
News and Courier.
Therefore, inevitably it fol'ows that
Mr. Milliken's proposition is to oust Mr.
Lucas from Laurens Mills on account of
personal disagreement and not on ac
count of any disagreement as to the
management of the mill. That is the
attitude of Mr. Millikcn as declared by
There is in this nothing illegal but
there is much that is dangerous.
If mill stocks are to be bought and
sold for the punishment of enemies,
then they are a worthless investment.
If such a policy is persisted in generally
by capitalists demoralization of the
industry will follow. There is no con
fidence to be placed in industries whose
managers have daggers at each others'
throats. Everybody knows dissen
sion is the shortest road to ruin.
Already in this Laurens Mill trouble,
serious dissatisfaction of the help has
been manifested. Had Mr. Lucas been
kicked out, it is said that the operatives
would have resented the injustice to him
by quitting work. If a strike had oc
curred in Laurens Mills he would have
been hurt more by it than any other
single man for the reason that in pro
portion to bis means he is perhaps the
largest stock-holder. But he could not
have stopped it.
It seems that outside stock-holders
unfamiliar with local conditions would
be careful about taking so radical a
step as luiying a mill president's job
from under him, unless they are able to
justify it before the public. One has a
legal right to buy the control of a mill
and dictate its policy, but it is a fact
thai the exercise of a legal right may
sometimes cause confusion and anarchy.
Capital is proverbially timid. But
capital may be indiscreet. The South
Carolina mills have been singularly
free from the dangers of labor agita
tion. It would be strange if an agita
tion should be caused by capitalists
which would upset the peace of the tex
tile industry in the South. But recent
events prove that might not be impos
Let us hope that the mill ditliculties
here in Laurens may be settled without
the further indulgence of passion.
We arc sure that no one in this com
munity is the personal enemy of Mr. S.
M. Milliken. He would be welcomed
here to-day as he has always been wel
comed. Nevertheless, the people of
Laurens, city and county, will not con
sent for the Laurens Cotton Mills to be
used as a weapon to punish Mr. Milli
ken's fancied enemies. The people of
South Carolina are with the people of
Laurens in this. Of course if Mr. Mil
liken will sell bis stock or buy all the
other stock, that would relieve the situ
ation. As long as one single minority
stock-holder, with one single share, in
terested in the conduct of the mill on
the most economical basis,the people of
South Carolina will sustain him in the
fight for two per cent commissions.
About Mr. Ogdcn.
The News and Courier prints the fol
lowing as coming from a "notable
author and writer of New York:"
"If you had heard Mr. Ogden intro
duce a negro to a Northern audience or
seen him put bis arms about this negro
and walk through his strore hugging
him before bis hundreds of clerks, you
might have said something even more
interesting about his fitness to be a
teacher of the South. The South has a
mission to teach the North and the
world on the negro question. Mr. Og
den is a negro worshipper pure and
simple. His interest in the poor white
man is merely a means to an end. I
am not quite ready for an attack on
this attempt to pauperize the educa
tional system of the South in the inter
est of negro equality, but I intend to
do it bet?re long. Ogden's introduc
tion of Booker T. Washington in Cooper
Union last year was the most loathsome
and disgusting worship of a negro I
ever witnessed on this earth. Every
time tin's negro comes to New York
Ogden puts his arms around him
and leads him through his store, exhib
iting his worship to the five hundred
women of the white race whom he em
ploys. It's enough to make a dog sick
when I think of such a man faring to
teach the South, and see how many
gudgeons gape ami bite at >he god
This is strong talk. In the North J'.re
many men who are not opposed to so
cial companionship with negroes and
who are no1 yet wicked men. At. the
same time, ii is unfo.lunate that a man
who is at the head of an educational
movement in the South should be a
person of such feeling and sympathy as
is described above. If the description
be accurate, "a negro worshipper pure
and simple," Mr. Ogden can be only an
obstacle to the Conference for Educa
tion; though it is also true that the lat
ter is not dependent for vitality on Mr.
Ogden or any individual. It would be
well to know Mr. Ogden's private views
about social equality with the negroes.
There should be a plain understanding.
When The News and Courier speaks
of a "notable author and writer" it
must mean a man of position -it must
mean what it says. At the same time,
"notnblc authors and writers" are of
ten ignorant on many subjects, are of
ten full of prejudice and sometimes
full of malice.
Nevertheless, if Mr. RobertC. Ogden
is a "negro worshipper pure and sim
ple" the sooner the Conference for
Education in the South dumps him the
"Negro worshippers" may be saints
in the North. Sooner or later they
always cause trouble in the South.
"Deadfall" or ?Saar?."
If there are any sanguine ones, we
think that even they must have given
up all hope that the rail roads have any
notion of giving us a new passenger
depot in a less dangerous locality.
Since they will not do better, will they
not at least nil in below that precipice ?
made of timbers and make it an incline
plane, so that it would be possible to
drive off in the event of a general mix I
up of frightened horses and vehicles.
The rail road station has the appar-1
ence of a "deadfall" on one side of
the depot and a "snare" on the other.
Pickens has voted out the Dispensa
ries. The country people as a rule are
against dispensaries. The town'o peo
ple favor them.
In 1893 most of tho country people
favored the Dispensary because Tillman
favored it. Town people to the same
degree opposed it.
Country people are as a rule Prohibi
tionists. Town people as a rule are
Conditions in 1893 were unnatural.
Now they arc natural.
If the growth of cities continues at
the present rate, in 25 or 50 years the
town population in South Carolina will
be greater than the moral population.
Until then whiskey selling will for one
or another reason be an up-hill business
in South Carolina.
The Dispensary ought to be voted out
of Laurens for the good of the people
in and out of town. The town people
suffer most on account of the Dispen
Paul Jones at Annapolis.
The Rivalry among the various cities
that have been contending for the body
of Paul Jones has been ended by the
decision of President Roosevelt in favor
of Annapolis, where the tomb of the
greatest hero of our infant navy will he
a source of inspiration to future gene
rations of midshipmen. Rear-Admiral
Sigsbee has been ordered to go to France
for the body, with a squadron consisting
of the flagship Brooklyn and the cruis
ers Chattanooga, Tacoma and Galves
ton. Admiral Sigsbee is to sail on June
20th, and the progress of his squadron
will be an international event which
will attract the attention of the whole
world and forever silence those detrac
tors who say that there must have been
something shady in the career of Paul
Jones or the American Government and
people- would not have treated him
with such persistent neglect.?Collier's
A (food Suggestion.
Mr. C. B. Wainwright of Lemon city
Fla.,has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
the use of Chamberlains Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in cases of pains
in the stomach, colic and cholora mor
bus by taking it in water as hot as can
be drank. That when taken in this wav
the effect is double in rapidity. "It
seems to get at the right spot instant
ly," he says. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
LAU?Ii AND OROW PAT.
Aristocracy.?Mr. Backbay Smith
era: "Blood counts; one of my ancestors
was presenbat the signing of tho Dec
laration of Independence.''
Mr. Isaac Mosesson: "pshaw, dat's
nodings. Vun of my ancestors vas brez
ent ad do signing uv de Ten Command
A postponkmknt INEVITABLE. ?"If
yoh husban' beats you, mebbe you kin
hab him sent to de whippin'-pos'," said
Mrs. Potomac Jackson.
"If my husban' over beats me," said
Mrs. Toliver Grapevine, "dey kin send
him to de whippin'-pos' if dey want to.
But dey'll have to wait till he gits out'n
de hospital. "?Washington Star.
Serene, I fold my hands and wait;
Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea;
I rave no more 'gainst Time or Fate.
For lo! my own shall come to me.
I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.
Asleep, awake by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my hark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.
What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.
The waters know their own and draw
I The brook that springs in yonder
So Hows the good and equal law
Unto the soul of pure delights.
Yon floweret nodding in the wind
Is ready plighted to the bee;
And, maiden, why that look unkind?
For, lo, thy lover seeketh thee.
The stars come nightly to the sky,
The tidal wave unto the sea;
No time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.
thk original town poet.
The singer who does the rhyme for
The Adams Enterprise, delivers himself
"He left this world of storm and strife
Lots sooner than wee flunked;
But at the flowing Fount of Life
He drinked, an' drinked, anddrinkedl
I " 'Twas Saturday he flew away.
With twenty-five complaints;
An' ! r.m here, in faith to say,
He Sundayed with the saints.
"On Abraham's bosom may we rest
When this here life it closes,
An' sleep' an' dream with Lazarus,
An' maybe, also Moses."
F. L. S.
As the pedestrian passed the deserted
lot seven masked men sprang out and
began to pummel him unmercifully.
"Help! Help!" shouted the pedes
trian. "What are you trying to do to
"Rob you!" retorted the leader of
the wicked gang.
"Thank heavon! I thought you wore
going to give me a college initiation."
? Chicago News.
THOSE ON THE HONOR ROLL
Also a Four Years Comparative Table of Attendance
and Cost per Pupil.
The following is a list of pupils of the
City Schools who have not been tardy
(hiring the entire session:
First Grade?Hugh Aiken, Dray ton
Barksdale, Dewey Boyd, Tenny Chest
nut, David Childress, Brooks Daven
port, Stuart Flanders, Charles Franks,
John Lake, Paul Lake, William Puck
ett, Herbert Sullivan, Roy Taylor,
Harry Wilkes, Sam Balentine, Mary
Burns, Mary Burton, Lucy Vance Dar
lington, Hattie Gray, Ola May Hazle,
Dorothy Hudgens, Fay Hudgens, Inez
Hudgens, Mary Martin, Ella Miller,
Louise Simmons, Virginia Simpson,
Mary Sullivan, Lilla Todd, Lenora
Thompson, Elise Babh, Mary Grace
Blakely, Mary Barksdale, Kate Eichel
berger, Thelma Hazel, Lucy Reid, Lois
Washington, William Childress, George
Hopkins, Farris Martin, Shell Owings,
Second Grade?Jack Anderson, Earle
Langston, Nat McCarley, Jeff Mills,
Walter Wharton, Marie Balentine,
Gladys Boyd, Daisy Tollison, Armittie
Washington, Mamie Austin, Nollie
Childress, Julia Henderson, Vivian
Huff, Mamie Hazel, Gussie Miller,
Maud Miller, Ethel Nelson, Pauline j
Nelson, Lois Nelson, Brucie Owings,
Pauline Prentiss, Carol Roper, Lila
Riddle, Bertha Schayer, Hattie Simp
son, Mary Wilkes, Lamar Copeland,
Charley Blakely, Ryland Culbertson,
Stanley Crews, Carlisle Dial, Henry
Lawrence, Irhy Lawrence, Frank
Reid, Hiram Sexton, Clifton Sullivan.
Third Grade ? Edgar Crews, Willie
Crisp, Maurice Flanders, Roy Hudgens,
Randolph Little, Thomas McDaniel,
Edwin Moseley, Clarence Nelson,
. Teddy Nelson, Wales Watson, Nannie
j Kate Armstrong, Lucy Childress, Lulu
I Dial, Mildred Gasque, Irene Hazel,
Mattie Hazel, Anna Prentiss, Willie
Sexton, Theresa Schayer, Amelia Todd,
Fourth Grade- Claudia Washington,
Helen Sullivan, Marguerite Simpson,
Sarah Schayer, Agatha Reid, Mary
Posey, Marie Philpot, Nell Payne,
Amy Jnmieson, Hattie Eichelberger,
Lillie Crews, Julia Childress, Eveline
Austin, Erskine Todd, Jesse Shealy,
Roy Owings, Tommie Owings, James
Milam, Gary Martin, Tom Lake, Otis
Huff, Harry Gasque, Henry Franks, '
Douglas Freatherstone, Hugh Eichel
berger, Leon Dodson, Fred Boyd.
Fifth Grade-Stuart Boyd. Fowleri
Childress, Richard Childress, William
Bruce Copeland, Jamie Crews, Hastings
Dial, Moore Dial, Charles Fleming,
Dick Puller, J. W. Hopkins, Roland
Moseley, Shell McDaniel. William Mc-!
Gowan, Willie Nelson, Julius Sit- '
greaves, Martin Teague, James Todd,
Susan Cockrell, Emma Cooper, Re
becca Dial, Leale Flanders, Esther
Fowler, Lillie Rodger,. Edith Sexton,
Mamie Sexton, Helen Taylor, Margue
Sixth Grade ?Clara Davenport, Em
ma Dorroh, Wilhe Dorroh, Roberta,
Dorroh, Bessie Childress, Annie Mc- ,
Kinley, Allawee Watson, Imogene
Wilkcs, Ramelle Young, John Bolt,
Eugene Brown, Artie Pouche, Rutledgo
Eichelberger, Earle Owings, Jeff
Rhodes, Kennerly '."odd, John Teague,
Samuel Austin, John Barksdale, Hilary
Barksdale, Willie McDaniel, John '
Watts, Thomas Nelson, Mary Agnes
Anderson, Fay Balentine, Nannie Flem- l
ing, Mary Belle Fuller, Alle.ino Franks,
Susie Gray, Lucile Hix, Shirley Hix,
Hetty Lake, Nora Nelsor;, Addie
Shealy, Kathleen Sullivan, Gertrude
Seventh tirade Mary Lake, Henry
Counts, Laurcns [Barksdale, Charlotte
McGowan, Annie Simpson, Mamie Crews,
Ben Sullivan, Frank Vance, Carlos Mose
ley, Dollie Roland, Elizabeth Simpson,
Eighth Grade Albert Dial, Clyde
Fowler, Richard Simpson, Marion
Wilkes, Cora Armstrong, Sara Babb,
Bessie Brown, Annie Childress, Helen
Crisp, Wessie Lee Dial, Eleanor Duck
ett, Annie Huff, Vivian Martin, Lilly
Miller, Sadie Sullivan, Jennie Shealy,
Ninth Grade -Jennie Young, Lutio
Young, Lucia Simpsr n, Ethel Simmons,
Ruth Payne, Lilllinn Peterson, Gladys
Huff, Albert Simpson, Calhoun Mc- ;
Gowan, Stobo Young, Samuel Fleming,
Tenth Grade Charles Simpson, John
Wells Todd, Olie Adams, /.eline (bay.
A PORTION OF SUPT. JONES' REPORT OF CIT
Comparative Table for Four Years 1901-19021902-19031903-1904 1904-1005
Number male pupils enrolled, whites, -
Number female pupils enrolled, whites,
Total number white pupils enrolled, - -
Total number colored pupils enrolled, -
iota! number pupils enrolled, - - - -
Legal Ten-Day enrollment, - - - -
Average number attending daily, ? -
Per cent of attendance on number be
longing, white, - - - - ? - -
Per cent, of attendance on number^be
Total number of days present, - - -
Total number of days absent, - - - -
Total number of days belonging, - - -
Total number of tardies, white, - - -
Total number of visitors, white, - - -
Cost of tuition per pupil per month en
rolled, - - - -.
Cost of tuition per pupil per month at
Incidental Fees collected,.
We bought late many seasonable articles at very heavy discounts
from early prices and can offer a regular "Picnic" in Bargains to
buyers of desirable Summer Goods. They are all the latest and
freshest. The only thing off about them is the prices -
Read a Partial List:
One lot Beautifully tinted Batiste as pretty styles as you have seen for 10c at 5c
One lot figured Organdies, make up like 15c goods, down to 8c and 9c
One lot fine Organdies, none prettier at 25 cts., now, - = - =? - 10c
One lot solid colored Organdies, also White, beautiful and Sheer at 8c
Sheer India Linon, 25 cts, 20 cts, 15 cts, 12}, cts, 10 cts and 5c
Persian Lawn, - 25 cts, 20 cts, 15 cts, 12] cts 10c
A LARGE MANUFACTURER
Has Shipped us 1,500 yards Embroidery- every yard of which is a great Bargain. We have marked
them 8 cents, 10 cents, 12] cents and 15 cents. Real values 10 cents to 25 cents.
See them before the choicest are gone.
One lot Old Ladies' Common Sense Slippers, .50
One lot Pat Tip Oxford, sizes 3 to 8, .75
One lot genuine Dongola Ladies' tan and black
One lot Ladies' very stylish tan and black Oxfords, 1.25
Extra finish in Ladies' stylish Oxfords in high novel
ties, . $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00
Full line Children's Oxfords in new styles, .50 to $2.25
Big line Men's Oxfords at about cost to close out. They
are fresh Goods and very stylish.
We are going to make every
day in June a special bargain
day. Don't miss us. We
show goods with pleasure
and want everybody to feel
at home with us.
The new and
shapely effect at
the waist line
which Fashion now
demands is given
to perfection in
the new models of
R (EL G.
Several styles in
high and low busts.
$1.00 to $3.00
Every It & G Corset is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction in style, fit,
comfort and wear.
Bought late a big lot Ladies'
Sample Hats at big discount
will sell like they were bought,
cheap. Ladies' Trimmed Chiffon
and other seasonable Hats 50 cts,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 $2.50
and up to $7.00. See us for mil
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY
Laurens' Big Dry Good Store.
Ten Minutes of Seeing
Worth an Hour of Talk
Ten Mi mites spent in walking about from counter to counter at The Hub, will nunc fully convince
you that it is an exceptionally pood trading place than anything \vc could possibly say here, even if
we printed an advertisement so hip that it would take you an hour to read it, We ask you
to visit The Hub often and to keep in touch with what it is offering from week to week.
Your choice of 2,000 yards colored Batiste and
Lawn, the 121 cent kind, only
20 pieces Brown Dress Linen, positively worth 15
cents the yard., only
20 pieces White India Linon, worth 12] cents, ex
1,000 yards Cambric Embroideries, worth 12] cents
and 15 cents, only
For style and comfort, the Invisible Lacing is the
corset to buy. See our corset with hose supporters
. ~ Belts ~~
An elegant assortment of the latest novelties in
25 cents and 50 cents
Plain Lisle Gauze and Drop Stitch Hose,
15 cents and 23 cents
50 Gros.; Pearl Button, per doz. 2] cents
50 Gross Pearl Button, tue LOcts kind, only J> cents
In this department all the latest styles from the fashion centres together with our own adap
tation^ cannot fail to give you a correct idea of the approved Millinery.
Come and see us.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
Ar Greenwood 2- 46
Ar Augusta 5:20 "
Ar Anderson 7: 10 "
6: 40 "
Ar Port Royal
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3.30 "
Lv Laurens 2: 09 pm
Ar Greenville 3:25 "
Arrivals: ?Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40 pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan, GenM Agt. Grencville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
There are two dangers
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?1 have recolved a
fine Hoe of Spring ami Summer samples
of all the latest styles, Prices to suit the
tiinoj. Pun's made to order from $4.00
up. Suits made to order from $12 00
up. A (It is always guaranteed 1 ?lro
invite you to join my pressing club,
only $l.oo pe:* month. Phone lSo, Min
E. .J . DAXCY? Tailor.
Hard, Soft or Shop
WANTED?1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivered at Laurens.
J. W. Eichelberger.
i Laurens, S. C. 'Phone II. Terry's
WE NOW HAVE THE
Hat Pins and
Don't let Easter find you
The Hege i.BeaM
HcAoccK-KiNa Ff.ed Works
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