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LAURENS, S. C, June 7, 1905.
What Farmers Have Done.
Beyond doubt the organization of the
farmers and the agitation for the hold
ing of cotton and the reduction in acre
age and fertilizer and rallying caused
a steadying of prices for the larger
part of the season. The price of cot
ton has not been lifted to ten cents the
pound. Neither has it been dropped to
five or six.
It is foolishness to maintain that the
cotton producers can choose 10 cents or
12 cents or 8 cents or any other figure
and fix it as a selling price. Even were
they organized into a compact, closely
knitted "trust" they would fail to suc
cessfully defy the law of supply and
demand. At the same time, it is natur
al and proper for the farmer to assert
himself in fixing the price and to be a
factor in fixing it. If he makes it a
rule each year to dump the whole crop
into the hands of the merchants and
mills as rapidly as it is harvested he
surrenders his right.
Had the farmers placed the whole
crop of 1904 on the market within a
few months, as they commonly do place
it, the price would have fallen to a
figure far below the co.o. of production.
The South would have lost millions of
When a fanners organization devotes
itself to matters connected with farm
ing it accomplishes results. When it
goes into politics it ruins itself and its
usefulness. When newspaper men in
their associations discuss advertising
rates and methods of extending circu
lation they help themselves. When
they intrigue to elect politicians to
office or to build a big navy they destroy
their organization s power.
The farmers organization of 1904?05
has eschewed politics. It saved millions
of dollars to the farmers. It should be
able to save more millions of dollars in
Smiths and Pythians.
The Newberry Observer says:
"The Greenwood Journal, whi '.i is in
the habit of seeing spooks, says that
M. L. Smith is the candidate of the
Knights of Pythias and that the guber
natorial boom of the said Smith was
launched at Beaufort during the recent
session of the grand lodge there. It
further says that the dispensary forces
are for him. Well, we hone the Knights
of Pythias and the knights of the G.
M. I. haven't formed a coalition."
The Greenwood Journal did not itself
make the statements referred to but
quoted an unnamed person who was in
Beaufort at the time of the Conven
tion. Until this person is named The
Journal must bear the entire responsi
bility for the reports thus circulated.
We do not believe that Mr. Smith or
any other man is the candidate of the
Pythians and we doubt the claim that
the dispensary favors him.
Statements of this kind made in a
general way are unfair. The Journal
cannot possibly prove what it has said.
We suppose that some Knights of
Pythias may support Colonel Smith (we
take it for granted that he is a Colonel
like other men of fame) and some may
even support him on account of an ac
quaintance formed in the Pythian lodge
and grand lodge. These are mighty
good placos for the forming of re
spectable acquaintanceship anyhow
Rut we assert that Knights of Py
thias will support no candidates merely
because they are Pythians. Somet mes,
though, mighty good Pythians are
mighty good candidates and some of
the best candidates we have ever f-een
were unregenerate and hardened tin
The Journal of Greenwood has done
Colonel Brother Smith an injustice and i
should apologize both to him and to the
Knights of Pythias.
We know a number of Knights of
Pythias who have never been elected
governor. Others have been elected
governor. McSwecney, who is by the
way one of the saints of the earth, is
an Elk of great importance.
Colonel Smith has much to his advan
tage. In the first place he is a Smith
and they are more numerous and pow
erful than the Knights of Pythias.?
Secondly, he is an ex-base ball player
of remarkable prowess. Thirdly, he is
big and tall. Fourthly, he has plenty
of intelligence. Other things might be
said in his favor but we think it best to
keep it dark that he is something of an
orator and lawyer.
Seriously, the publication of the
Greenwood Journal, about Mr. Smith
was not fair.
The estimate of the Census Bureau at
Washington gives the percentage of re
duction in cotton acreage, compared to
last year, as 11.4 per cent. The cotton
growers association gives its estimate
as above IK percent, reduction.
We do not know which of the reporLs
are nearer correct, but we venture the
assertion that the farmers who did re
duce their acreage do not regret it
"Voter" In The Herald of last
"The lawlessness of the last three
years has been greater, than ever be
fore in the history of the State. The
Governor is not an;v more to blame for
it than were the* Reform Governors
when crime was committed under their
Perhaps Voter is mistaken in thinking
that lawlessness has increased. How
ever, the Dispensary is still in exist
ence and it causes much trouble.
T?fman ?ad His Pet.
When a few years age the late Co).
Hoyt of Greenville, a prohibitionist,
was a candidate for Governor, Senator
Tillman 1 'the father of the Dispensary,''
took an active part against him, on the
plea that the Dispensary must be saved.
Last year when Cherokee County was
about to banish the dispensary the Sen
ator made an apologetic and feeble ef
fort in its behalf. The contest became
warm and the Senator did not appear
Now Pickens drives away the Dispen
saries, and half a dozen others counties
threatens to do likewise. The Senator
stays at home. The Dispensary is sick.
It is no longer popular among the coun
try people. The Senator is a quitter.
He always runs away from a loosing
The State whiskey business is the one
great institution with which the Sena
tor's name is connected. In the history
of South Carolina the "Tillman Whiskey
System" will be chronicled as one of
the notorious and disgraceful failures of
the time. Will it be written that the
time came that the Senator was asham
ed of it and showed it?
Beyond doubt Laurens is the place
for the proposed castle of the Pythian
grand lodge but we do not believe lau
rens will be selected for it. This in
volves a reflection upon the judgment
of the grand lodge but that can't be
The Russians are calling Rear Admi
ral Neb-er-gat-ofT a coward. How can
they expect a man with a name like
that to keep his nerve?
??Tit for Tat."
Chief Grady and the local constab
ulary left Monday afternoon for a raid
in the Dark Corner. Arriving near
Gowansville their turnout broke down.
They left it on the roadside and en
gaged another. In the latter carriage
they proceeded u distance, and then
"took to the woods," in quest of illicit
distilleries. Penetrating the lone, un
frequented parts of the mountains,
they were tired on a number of times,
but without effect. After a diligent
but fruitless search they returned to
Gowansville, and on investigation dis
covered that the broken down vehicle
they left had been taken in hand by the
moonshiners and cut to pieces and
burned up. They secured other facili
ties and returned home, their horses
not having been disturbed.- Spartan
burg Herald. J
?. S. IS NOW FOURTH NAVAL POWER.
Russia Drops from Fourth to Seventh
Washington, June2. Figure1* prepar
ed by the Naval Intelligence Bureau
of the Navy Department under direc
tion of Capt. Seaton Schroeder, its
chief, show that, as a result of the bat
tle just fought and its predecessors,
Russia has dropped from third to sev
enth place in naval power and Japan
has risen from seventh to sixth.
The fighting has put the United States
up from fifth to fourth place and Ger
many from fourth to third.
The naval powers now rank in this
order: Croat Britain, France, Germany,
United States, Italy, Japan, Russia,
and Austria. Prior to the Battle of the
Sea of Japan they ranked as follows:
Great Britain, France, Russia,Germany,
United States, Italy, Japan, and
Austria is the only power whose rank
is unaffected by the battle. Italy moves
from sixth place to fifth.
Great Britain's tonnage is 1,595,871;
France's, 603,721; Germany's, 441,249;
that of the United States 316,543,
Italy's, 254,510; Japan's 252,661, Rus
sia's (which formerly was 447,315) is
now 227,?,-i3. Austria comes last with
This does not include vessels over
twenty years old, gunboats and other
vessels of less than 1,000 tons, torpedo
craft of less than 50 tons, transports,
colliers, repair ships, torpedo depot
ships, converted merchant vessels, or
Practically all that Russia has left is
the Black Sea fleet. Of her nineteen
battleships only seven remain; of her
eleven coast defense vessels, including
smaller battleships and monitors, only
seven; of her seven armored cruisers,
three; of her twenty other cruisers,
fifteen; of her forty-one torpedo boat
destroyers, thirty-three; of her eighty -
flve torpedo boats, cighty-tv/o.
The Cotton Prospect at Mt. Bethel.
Mt. Bethel, June 3.-The merry
song of the plowman is heard in this
community to-day for almost the first
time in two weeks.
Farmers who did not cut the cotton
acreage are in a fair way to make loss
cotton than those who were true to
there pledges, hands cannot be had at
any price, prices range from sixty cts.
to one dollar per day. This is to induce
hands to leave their own farms and
work for others but it don't work. Some
have offered to turn part of their cot
ton crop over to others after plowing
it one time to be worked on shares but
there is no one to take them.
It is the opinion of this scribe that
cotton production will be reduced thirty
three per cent this year in this town
U. S soldiers who served in Cuba dur
ing the Spanish War know what this
disease is, and that ordinary remedies
have little more effect than so much
water. Cuban Diarrhoea is almost as
severe and dangerous as a mihi attack
of cholera. There is only one remedy
however, that can always be depended
upon as will be seen by the following
certificate from Mrs. Minnie Jacobs of
Houston, Texas: "I hereby certify
that Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy cured my husband
of a severe attack of Cuban diarrhoea,
which he brought home from Cuba. We
had several doctors but they did him no
good. One rottle of this remedy cured
him, as our neighbors will testify. I
thank God for so valuable a medicine."
For sale by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr.
B. F. Posoy. 44-4t
Bwr? th? 11,8 KM Yoil foveAlMjrs Bought
LAUGH AND GROW FAT.
Bishop Potter tells this story on him
self. He was preaching in a small town
up tho State, and after the sermon he
held an informal reception. As the last
man in the line received by Dr. Potter,
approached the latter, ho said, "Doc
tor, I never heard a better sermon in
my lifo." Dr. Potter says he was
somewhat surprised, because no one in
the church had seemed to evince any
particular interest in the sermon while
it was being delivered, and he was glad
to find one man who had been im
"What point interested you most?"
Dr. Potter inquired of his admirer.
"Well, I'll tell you," returned the
latter, "You are the first man I ever
heard explnin what Sodom and Gomor
roh meant. Until I listened to your
sermon I always thought Sodom and
Gomorroh were husband and wife."?
Civilization progresses. There are
now %hut few towns in Ohio where
deaths are referred to as demises.?
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
He.?"I never speak unless I have
something worth saying." She.?
Aren't you afraid of losing your com
mand of language?" ? Detroit Free
"Jimmie, Jimmie, don't you know its
awful to say those swear words?" "I
was dus' playing I was papa huntin'
for his collar button." ?Detroit Free;
"De man dat devotes hisse'f to fault
findin', said Uncle Eben, "turns out
many a fine job o" work dat doesn't
give satisfaction to nobody. " ? Wash
"In politics, aren't you?" "Yes."
"H'm! Are you a point-with-pridc or
a view-with-alarm?" ?Puck.
"On the Hills of Joy" is the title of
a new book. Haven't read it, but?
those are the hills we're looking for!
F. L. S.
THE BRIGHT OUTLOOK.
There'll be more joy on our old farm
Than in a dozen states,
When all the colleges are out
An' Sally graduates!
We'll tune the old piano then
Hang roses on the gates,
An' step up proud in all the crowd
When Sally graduates!
F. L. S.
NOT A MASTERPIECE.
A Scotch laboring man who had mar
ried a rich widow exceptional for her
plainness was accosted by his employer.
"Well, Thomas," he said, "I hear you
are married. What sort of a wife have
"Wcel, sir," was the response,
"she's the Lord's handiwork, hut I
canna say she's His masterpiece."
PROVED HIS TEACHER WRONG.
Little Willie's father found his youth
ful son holding up one of his rabbits by
the ears and saying to him: "How
much is seven times seven, now?"
"Bah," the father heard the boy
say, "1 knew you couldn't. Here's an
other one: Six times six is how much?"
"Why, Willie, what in the world are
you doing with your rabbit?" asked the
Willie threw the rabbit down with
disgust. "I knew our teacher was ly
ing to us," was all he said.
"Why, how?" asked his father.
"Why, she told us this morning that
rabbits were the greatest multipliers in
the world. -Ladies Home Journal.
There's just one thing
You must acquire
If you would set
The world afire.
And that's to know
The thing to do
To make the world
Run after you.
SUGGESTIVE OF THE TIMES.
While Jay Gould was traveling on
the Wabash System he stopped over
for dinner at a little town in Southern
Illinois. The party ate some eggs,
among other things, and when the bill
was presented to Gould it contained the
item, "One dozen eggs, $1.80." The
great railroad magnate remarked that
eggs must he at a premium in that sec
tion, to which the restaurant keeper
replied, "No, sir, eggs are plenty
enough; but Jay Goulds are mighty
scarce.'' ? Exchange.
THE TIDES OF LOVE.
Flo was fond of Ebenezer?
"Eb," for short she called her beau
Talk of tides of Love!" Great Caesar!
You should see 'em ?Eb and Flo.
"Mamma," remarked Dottie, if 1
get married when I grow up will I have
a husband like papa?"
"I suppose so, dear," said mamma.
"An' if I don't get married I'll he a
old maid, like Cousin Charlotte, won't
"I guess you will, pel, Why?
"Oh, nothin' -only I wish I was a
boy!" -Cleveland Leader.
THE BISHOP'S GAITERS.
A? : using story is told of Dr. Gore.
H? ... once walking in the street
when two little hoys were attracted by
his black episcopal gaiters. "Wot's'e?*
asked one in surprise. "Oh, 'c -e's a
Scotchman in mourning," was the re
ply.- London M. A. P.
Mistah Johnsing Can't yo' gib me
no hope, Liza? Miss Jackson?Once an'
fo' all, Mistah Johnsing, I tells you I
won't be no man's cullud supplement.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to have to endure
the terrible torture of Piles. "1 can
truthfully say," writes Harry Colson.
of Masonville, la. "that for Blind Bleed
ing. Itching and Protruding Piles, Buck
len s Arnica Salve, is the best cure
made." Also best for cuts, burns and
injuries. 25e. at Palmetto and Laurens
Drug Co. 44-4t
Ten Minutes of Seeing
Worth an Hour of Talk
Ten Minutes spent in walking about from counter to counter at The Hub, will more fully convince
you that it is an exceptionally good trading place than anything we could possibly say here, even if
we printed an advertisement so big that it would take you an hour to read it. We ask you
to visit The Hub often and to keep ill touch with what it is offering from week to week.
Your choice of 2,000 yards colored Batiste and
Lawn, the 12h cent kind, only
20 pieces Brown Dress Linen, positively worth 15
cents the yard, only
20 pieces White India Linon, worth 12.1 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
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 Gross Pearl Button, per doz.2\ cents
50 Gross Pearl Button, the lOcts kind, only 5 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.
THE MAN BEHIND
is the one who has not investigated our claims about the superior
quality of our shoes.
Turn on your searchlight with the intention of disproving
what we say-and you'll be disappointed.
Style, Fit, Quality and Price, are the points in which they
excel. The last point shows we give the most for the least.
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
W. G, Wilson & Co.
Opens This Week
Another Shipment of Printed Muslins in I
Indian, Persian and Mercerized Goods in
Table Damasks from Irish looms made of pure
flax, warranted to give satisfactory wear.
Oriental, Val and Torchon Laces, Edgings and
Insertions in Hamburg, Nainsook and Swiss,
Nottingham, Cambric and Oriental All-Overs, the
Latest m Silk Belts, Children's White Lawn and j
Silk Caps, Several Cartons Ribbons in desirable j
Shades and Widths at
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
Give Each One a Bottle of
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock.
Directions on Package.
White's Black Linlmentl
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.
Charlesion & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April IG, 1905.)
1: GO pin
Ar Allendalo . *
Ar Port Royal
Lv Laurens 2:07 ptn
Ar Spartanburg 8:30 "
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, Gen'l Agt. Grenevillc S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, 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 have received a
fino line of Spring mid Summer samples
of all the latest styles. Prices tosultthn
times, Pan's made to order from $4.00
up. Suits made to order from $12 00
up. A (It is always guaranteed. i also
invite you to join my pressing club,
only $1 oo per month. Phone 18o, Min
E. .1 . D.VXCY, Tailor.
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Hard, Soft or Shop
Wanted-1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pine Wood on cars your station or
delivered at Laurens!
J. W. Eichelberger.
Laurens, S. C. 'Phone II. Terry's
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