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MILLIKEN S FIOHT ON LUCAS.
Comments on Bolides by Carolina
The fight for the control of the Lau
rons Mill is the outcome of business dif
ferences between Mr. Lucaa. theprcsi
dwt( ?nd Mr. Milliken, a stockholder
and the selling agent, so it is claimed,
bv the friends of Mr. Lucas, it being
alleged that Mr. Lucas sought to save
the stockholders money by having the
output of the mill sold at less than 4
nor cent commission, as charged by Mr.
Milliken. On the other hand, the
friends of Mr. Milliken claim that the
differences between Mr. Milliken and
Mr. burns are altogether personal for
it has licon reported that Mr. Lucas ad
dressed unpleasant remarks to Mr.
"There are always two sides to every
question," said a well known Spartan
burg business man yesterday, "and
this I.aureus Cotton Mill situation is no
exception to the rule. For the past
few days the papers have been filled
with one side only, that of Mr. Lucas
and his supporters. Mr. Milliken, out
side of a brief interview sent out from
New York has had nothing to say, and
in my opinion, it is unfair, to say the
least of it, to condemn Mr. Milliken
without having any further facts to go
upon than those that have already been
presented. The public is prone to in
dulge in snap judgment. In this case
it would be well to suspend judgment
until all of the facts are brought out.
For instance, Mr. Lucas and his sup
porters made much of the fact that the
Southern mills are paying 4 per cent
commission to their selling agent in
New York, while the New England
mills do not pay so much. Well, this
may be true, but there are certain con
ditions obtaining in the world of trade
which are more favorable to the New
England than to the Southern mills,
and these conditions cannot he changed
in a day. The time will no doubt come
when these changes v/ill come about,
but at present they exist, and the div
idends which our mills are paying show
that they are not an oppressive hard
Mr. Lucas may lose his present posi
tion as president of the Laurens Cotton
Mill, but the principle he has estab
lished and his determination to protect
the interest of the smaller stockholders
will prove of the utmost importance and
serve to impress upon those who have
their money invested in cotton mills
the necessity of having a man at the
helm who will protect the weak against
the strong ?the interests of home in
vestors against the greed and avarice
of New England Shylocks. ? Laurens
The man of the hour in South Caro
lina is Mr. W. E. Lucas, President of
the Laurens Cotton Mills, who is wag
ing a stubborn fight to determine
whether the cotton mills belong to the
stock holders in South Carolina or to |
their selling agents in New York.
While it still remains to be determined
by the courts, whether he will win out
in his fight with the Millikens, yet he
has started the ball for a movement to
secure the independence of the stock
holders of Southern cotton mills from
their selling agents. The winning of
this fight will mean no little in the in
dustrial development of this whole sec
tion. The South must make use of ]
every opportunity to assert its non
dependence upon the North in financial
matters. ?Winnsboro News and Herald.
The plucky, determined and, for the
time, successful fight made by Presi
dent Lucas of the Laurens Cotton Mills,
while teaching the greedy capitalist of
the North a wholesome lesson, will
prove of even greater value by reason
of the moral to be found therein for |
mill men and others all over the South.
As between Lucas, a South Caro
linian, who has in a few years put one
mill at the top of milling enterprises
and has two more on the road to suc
cess, and Milliken, a grasping selling
agent, who cares for the prosperity of
our mills only so far as they pour com
missions into his tills in New York, we
don't think that the great majority of
Carolinians will take long to decide. It
now appears that Milliken hasn't even
the claim of having helped the mill in
its infancy. He bought 300 shares only
after the mill had paid its first divi
dend. FIven though he had nursed the
enterprise in its infancy, this gave him
no right to throttle it in its adoles
cence. We wish continued success to
Mr. Lucas in his fight against pluto
cratic arrogance to save money for his
stockholders. - Sumter News
Cotton mills sell their good.s, or at
least most of them through commission
houses. It appears that President Lu
cas of the Laurens and other cotton
mills committed the heinous offence of
selling the products of the mills over
which he presided to a better advan
tage than through the commission
houses. Whereupon Mr. Milliken, of
New York, a commission house man,
who owned some stock in the Laurens
Mill, proceeded to buy up more with
the intention of ousting Mr. Lucas in
order that his firm might continue to
receive a percentage for the sale of
the whole product. Of course, if Mr.
Milliken can buy the majority of the
stock of that mill or of others he has
the power to name the officers and dic
tate policies, but such a course will not
be for the benefit of the mill owners
generally, but for Mr. Milliken him
self. The outcome will be watched
with much interest.? Columbia Record.
In the fight at the Laurens mill made
by the commission men in New York
against Mr. W. E. Lucas we are glad
Mr. Lucas won. In the first place from
what we have learned the effort was
not to treat Mr. Lucas fairly and be
sides if he can have his goods handled
for less than 4 per cent, he should do
it, and we cannot understand just why
the stockholders, any of them, should
not h^.'.-.j sustain Mr. Lucas. He has
made the Laurens mill one of the best
paying pieces of property in the State.
Newberry Herald and News.
Mr. Lucas seems to have found a
way to hold his job without being kind
to the rich.? Anderson Mail.
There are two sides to every question,
of course, but the right side won in
that Laurens Mill fight. - Greenville
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. T. Callicott, of Cedar Grove,
was in town last week.
Mr. J. S. Teague, of Lisbon, was in
the city on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winn, of Lanford
Station, were in town on Thursday.
Mr. J. B. Harmon, of Tylersville,
was in town last week.
Mrs. D. A. Watkins of Alma, was in
the city on Wednesday.
Mrs. A. E. Babb of Eden was among
the city's visitors last week.
Mr. W. T. Tumbling of Rabun, was
in town on Wednesday.
Misses Laura and Lillie Nash of Foun
tain Inn were in the city last week.
Messrs W. C. Deck and W. M. Stone
of Rabun visited in town Wednesday.
Mr. S. B. Glen of Young was in the
city last week.
Mrs. L. M. Riddle of Cedar Grove,
was in the city on Wednesday.
Mr. M. W. Wood of Eden was in the
city last week.
Mr. Joel W. Moore of Ekom, was in
the city Thursday.
Mr. Ross Dorroh of Gray Court, was
in town last week.
Mr. P. M. Pitts of Renno was in
town lnst week.
Prof. H. B. Dominick of Fountain
Inn was in the city Friday on business.
Mr. J. A. Puckett of Tip Top was in
the city last week.
Mrs. Maggie Burgess is visiting
friends in Union.
Mr. R. James Donnan and Misses
Emma and Mattie Donnan of Tylers
ville were in the city Thursday.
Mrs. Wm. Gelder and daughter, Miss
Marjorie Gelder, of New York, are vis
iting Mrs. E. P. Minter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mcdlock and
daughter of Fairview spent last Thurs
day in the city.
Mr. J. II. Wallace, of Youngs, was
among the city's visitors a few days
Mrs. E. W. Copeland returned home
last week from a visit to relatives at
Mrs. R, W. Willis, who spent last
week with relatives in Atlanta, re
turned home Friday.
Mrs. J. II. Henderson left Thursday
to spend a few days at Spartanburg
Rev. M. C. Compton returned Friday
from Woodruff, where he has been as
sisting Rev. Mr. Ezell in a protracted
Misses Lizzie Richey, Agnes Adams
and Ella Bell Copeland will return from
Chicora College this week. Miss Cope
land is of the graduating class and re
turns with a diploma. Miss Annie
Richey, who is also a student at Chicora
will be the guest of Miss Calhoun at
Clernson until after the gaities of Com
mencement week at Clernson.
Why Suffer From Rheumatism?
Why suffer from rheumatism when
one application of Chamberlain's Pain
Balm will relieve the pain? The quick
relief which this liniment affords makes
rest and sleep possible, and that alone
is worth many times its cost. Many
who have used it hoping only for a short
relief from suffering have been happily
surprised to find that after awhile the
relief became permanent. Mrs. V. H.
Leggett of Yum Yum, Tennessee, U.
S. A., writes.. "I am a great sufferer
from rheumatism, all over from head
to foot, and Chamberlain's Pain Balm
is the only thing that will relieve the
pain." For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway
To the Coast Savannah, Georgia.
June 8-9, 1905.
Round trip rate from Laurens only $2,75
Correspondingly low rates from inter
Trains leave Laurens 9:30 a m June 8th
Returning leave Savannah 8:00 p m June
9th Quick schedule first class servece.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students
will be held at the County Court House
on Friday, July 7th, at 9 a. m. Appli
cants must not be less than fifteen years
of age When scholarships are vacant
after July 7, they will be awarded to
those making the highest average at
this examination provided they meet
the conditions governing the award.
Applicants for scholarships should write
to President Johnson before the exami
nation for scholarship examination
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will open
September 20' 1905. For further infor
mation and catalogue address Pres.
D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
May 22 ~td.
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If not be sure to let us show you our
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we will take the stove back and give
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Wc always carry in stock the Colum
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"FIFTY YEARS OF AQRICULTURIi."
Col. J. S. Newman Addresses the Clem
son College Science Club.
Clbmson College, May 24, - The
following is a synopsis of an address by
Col. J. S. Newman before the (Temson
College Sciencu Club on the subject,
"Fifty Years of Agriculture."
"It is necessary to take retrospective
views to know what progress has been
made. There has not been as much
progress made in agriculture as has
been commonly supposed. Many of the
thingf we are urging the farmers to do
today were better done 50 years ago.
For instance there was a more general
rotation of crops than now. Fruit cul
ture, for family purposes, was prac
ticed on nearly every farm, and gar
dening received more attention. VVe
now neglect grasses and home-made
"It is true there were some advant
ages 50 years ago which we have not
now. Each farm was a little principal
ity where everything was carried on by
a thorough system of organization. The
'hands' were classified as 'plowmen,'
'weavers,' shoemakers, etc.* Economy
was practiced then more than now. We
spend millions now for seed which wi re
saved then and would be better saved
now. If people would practice th?
economy of that day we would not he
so much about hard times.
J "As to society and culture, the peo
ple of 50 years ago had the advantage.
Circumstances produced a marked type
of men. They were born to command.
The type of civilization existing in the
south at that time was the finest the
world has ever seen. All the great
men of Virginia, from Washington
down, were drilled under the influences
of rural life.
"Mechanical inventions have been
the basis of development in agriculture
in the last 50 years. It was not be
neath the dignity of Jefferson and Web
ster to invent plows. There was a
"Jefferson plow" and a "Webster
plow." Mr. Jefferson said, he would
give anything to be as good a farmer
as Mr. Madison. At that time the me
chanic was "looked down on," but now
a man is measured by his fidelity to
duty in his line of work and by his
"The old coulter plow has given place
to the steam gang plow. The reap
hook has Riven place to the reaper and
binder, and, in some sections, to the
harvester and thresher. There is a far
step from the method of threshing on
floors by having the animals to tread
out the grain to the present method.
The old worm fence has given place to
the cable wire fence.
"In the methods of culture, loo,
great advance has been made. We no
longer prepare our land shallow and
then attempt to cultivate deep, thus
destroying the roots of the plants. Nov.
the intelligent farmer prepares Iiis land
weiland then gives the crop shallow
"Agriculture, formerly nothing more
than an art, is now an applied science.
The laws of nature have been scienti
fically studied. Agriculture is a study
of nature. We study the soil, its char
acter and its needs. We study the
plant, its life, hibtory, its enemies and
its friends. The various sciences, bo
tany, eitomology, chemistry, etc., arc
being applied to agriculture. But the
more we learn the more we see there
is to learn. " ? Columbia State.
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be learned that lung trouble must not
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Price 50 cts. and $1.00; guaranteed at
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Bears tho /> 1 ^ Wsd YOU IlilVO / Iw IS P/.r.l1
State <>!' South Carolina,
Court of Common Pleas.
William E. Lucas, Plaintiff, against
Seth M.Milliken, SethM. Milliken.Jr.,
G. H. Milliken, S. D. Brewster and
Laurens Cotton Mills, a Corporation
existing by and created under the
laws of the State of South Carolina,
Defendants.?Copy Summons for Re
lief. Complaint Served.
To the Defendants named above: ?
Von auk Hereby Summoned and
required to answer the complaint in this
action, of which a copy is herewith
served upon you, and to servo a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscribers at the oflice of W. R.
Richey, at Laurens, C. IL, South Caro
lina, within twenty days after the ser
vice hereof, exclusive of the day of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time aforesaid,
tho Plaintiff in this action will apply
to the Court for the relief demanded in
Dated May Kith. A. D., 1905.
.lohn F. Bolt, (Seal)
C. C. C. P.
W. R. Richey,
Cothran, Dean ?.*. Cothran,
To Seth M. Milliken, Seth M. Milliken,
Jr., G. H. Milliken and S. D. Brew
Please take notice that the Summons
and Complaint in the above entitled ac
tion were tiled in the oflice of the Clerk
of the Court of Common Pleas for
I.aureus Countv. in said Stale, on the
liUb day or May, 1905.
W. R. Richey, Laurens,S.C.
Cothran, Dean & Cothran,
Greenville, S. C.
May :!lst, l905-43-6t
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
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Another Shipment of Printed Muslins in
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Experiments that tiiflo with and endanger tho health of
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Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paro
gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups. Tt is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other NarcotiO
mibstance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worum
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Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, euros Constipation
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GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
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THC OCNTAUR OOMMN*. TT MUMRAV STftriT, NtV, VOfm Cl .V.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR HYOMEI.
Far Easier to Cure Catarrh Now Than at
Any Other Season.
Now is the time to use Hyomei, when
the early summer days make it so easy
to cure catarrhal troubles. The Hyo
mei treatment breathed for a few min
utes three or four times a day in May
or June, will do good twice as quickly
as it did in January, and nearly every
one knows that used fathfully then, it
completely rids the system of catarrh.
Hyomei is a purely vegetable pre
paration whose active curative proper
ties are given when it is breathed by
the aid of the pocket inhaler that comes
with every outfit. It destroys all germ
life in the air passages, purifies the
blood by supplying additional ozone,
and its healing volatile, antiseptic fra
grance reaches every corner of the re
spiratory tract as no medicine taken
through the stomach can possibly do.
The complete Hyomei outfit costs but
one dollar, and consists of a neat in
haler that can be carried in the purse
or vest-pocket and will last a lifetime,
a medicine dropper, and a bottle of
Hyomei. Extra bottles of Hyomei can
be procured, if desired, for fifty cents.
At this season of the year when ca
tarrhal troubles can be so quickly and
readily cured, the merits or the Hyo
mei treatment should be carefully inves
tigated by everyone and a complete out
fit should be in every home. The Lau
rens Drug Co. give their personal guar
antee with every Hyomei outfit they
sell to refund the money if it does not
give satisfaction. There is no risk
whatever to the purchaser of Hyomei.
B9art tho The Kind You Have Always Boogtt
W. C. !RBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAURENS, S. C.
N. B. DiALi. A. 0, To dd,
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
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time we will sell these
per Set of 6 Chairs
5c. and 10c.
For Small Things?Cheapest
Place in Town._
Not Heavy Dry Goods, Shoes, etc., we Have None.
But Things You Can Find No where else,
You will Find Here.
Fine Steel Bits from
Ladles with Holes
Fine Handkei chiefs
In Tinware, the cheapest in town- stop and see. For
Pictures and Ornamental Glassware, 'tis worth
your while. Clothes Baskets 3 cents each.
Lamp Chimneys 5 cents each. Garden
Hoes 10 cts. Telescopes from 25 cts up.
Stop and see the
lc Counter and 5cts Counter
Kennedy's Racket Store
Next to Post Office.
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these temptors.
White Star CofYee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can 25cts. four pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large flakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing,perpackage
10 cents. Olcl fashioned Muscovados
molases none better, per gallon 50cts.
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wish to use them again. They will wear
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The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1895
Money in a strong bank is bettor
w^i I than government bonds, because
J|? it earns more and is quite as
-^MS^^''^'^ safe. This bank allows interest
'V'" m I in its savings department at four
percent, per annum, compounded
January and July. Its ample
capital and surplus and careful
conservative management affords
Deposits received from one
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. PIuss,
VV. P. Caine,
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This puts them in good or
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Continue the Powders for eight days and you will
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on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sale by Dodson's Drug Store.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
C. >'. & In Railroad Co.
Schedule in effect November -i t, 1004
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