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W. W. BALL,
Entered at the postofflce at Laurens,
8. Ci as second class mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C, Aug. 9, 1905.
The Fight is Just Began.
The decision of Judge Brawley dis
solving the injunction in the Milliken
Lucas case is generally accepted as a
sign that the Milliken interests will
eventually gain control of the Laurens
Cotton Mills. Whether or not this is a
true diagnosis the future will disclose,
and we see no reason to express any
premature opinion. One thing is cer
tain, the New York commission house
which arrogantly determined to squeeze
some $30,000 a year out of the stock
holders in this mill in payment for ser
vice which another commission house was I
willing to do, and is doing, for about
half that sum, is not yet in possession |
of the mill.
The decision of the Federal Judge inid
cates very clearly that the Courts, Fed
eral or State, cannot be expected to en
courage or defend high-handed dishon
esty if it should be cloaked under the
guise of commissions. We think that it
may be safely set down that the Milli
kens, whether or not they succeed in their
maliginnnt designs against Mr. Lucas
personally, are further now from the
execution of any possible desire they
may have entertained to subordinate
the earnings of the Lucas mills to the
fattening of their private purses than
they were before this litigation was |
Further, it is of importance that the
public fairly understand that the oust
ing of Mr. Lucas from the presidency
and the trcasureship of this mill will not
of itself end this bitter controvcrsey. If
any man should go into the presidency
of the mill wearing the Milliken collar
it is pleasant to remember that the
1,293 shares, held by 84 out of about
100 stockholders, will still be repre
sented by a man or men in the control
of the mill. These watchers will always
have the great, fairplay-loving public to
fall back upon for sympathy and support
and so long as the Tightness of their
position, resting upon the difference be
tween 2 and 4 per cent, commissions,
remains what it is, they will have no |
fear of the ultimate result. Whoever
may undertake to run this mill in viola
tion of the rights of all the stockhold
ers, poor as well as rich, will have "a
weary and stumpy road to travel"?take j
our personally pledged word for that, j
Any effort that the Milliken inter-1
ests may make to modify or upset the
existi^ contract with the 2 per cent
house will be conclusive of their braMb J
of K. i.th as trustees of the stockholders,
and will proVide all the evidence that ]
we shall need to convince the people of
South Carolina, including the courts
and the General Assembly of the im
pregnable soundness of our position.
We deeply regret that some of our
very good friends have wholly failed to
estimate what is involved in this fight.
The conclusion that a mere change of
officials to the injury of one man and
the elevation of another was all is ut
terly inadequate. Gentlemen who blind
themselves to the larger questions in
volved may find themselves floundering
in deep water much sooner than they
permit themselves to expect. However,
that is not our affair.
Meanwhile, if the Millikens succeed
in the outrageous endeavor to drive
out of the Laurens mills the man who
made it a success because he would
not cringe to their whip-lash, they will
have planted in the heart of every hon
est man in South Carolina not only a
sympathy for the Lucas cause but a re
lentless antagonism to themselves which
unfortunately will rise up in the halls
of legislation and the courts little more
to their own confusion, than to the
profound nnd continuing injury of all
the textile companies in South Caro
lina. Mr. Milliken in the mad fury
against Mr. Lucas which has possessed
him docs not know the Pandora's Box
that he is about to open. Even were
the false charges of personal misman
agement which have been brought
against Mr. W. E. Lucas bottomed in
semblance of truth, they would not
fortify the brazen claim for 4 per cent
commissions. The verdict of public
sentiment will be rendered wholly upon
this issue, and public sentiment will
govern finally in this as it does in all
human affairs. Sooner or later it will
be rendered against the Millikens, and
we imall be there to see and to rejoice
in the establishment of justice.
When Lucas is ousted, if ever,
"then we have only begun to fight."
Robert P. Hamer of Marion county
is mentioned for Governor. He is an
educated man. He is a farmer. He is
young. He is independent. Ho is a
devoted Church man. He owns and
runs a small cotton yarn mill but he
grows more cotton on his numerous
farms than it spins. He is President of
the State Fair Society and is interested
in Clemson in some way. Robert Ha
mer is a young man of strong business
sense and can be depended upon. He is
one of the most successful farmers in
the State. Mr. Hamer would not make
a fancy, roach-combed, patent-leather
and drop-stitch, open-work-sox Gov
ernor but he would give the State a
vigorous administration and he wouldjdo
right by all men. He is no friend of
the liquor traffic with or without dis
guises. He is a graduate and trustee
of the South Carolina College. Mr.
Hamer is' a piain, solid hard-headed
farmer who does not farm for fun. He
is not a Colonol.
Poisons in Food.
Perhaps you don't realize that many
pain poisons originate in your food, but
some day you may feel a twinge of dys
pepsia that will convince you. Dr.
King's New Life PihV Are guaranteed
to cure all sickflttf ^?77^?- -
LAUGH AND GROW FAT.
A friend of the late James McNeil
Whistler saw him on the streets in Lon
don, a few days ago, says Harper's
Weekly, talking to a very ragged little
As he approached to speak to the ar
tist he noticed that the boy was as dirty
a specimen of the London "Newsy" as
he had ever encountered?he seemed
smeared all over?literally covored with
Whistler had just asked him a ques
tion, and the boy answered:
"Yes, sir, I've been selling papers
"How old are you?" inquired Whis
"Oh, you must be more than that."
"No, sir, I ain't."
Then turning to his friends, who had
overheard the conversation, Whistler
aaid, "I don't think he could get that
dirty in seven years, do you?"
"NO NEWS TO SPEAK OK."
A county correspondent of The Ad
ams Enterprise sends in these interest
"There is no news, to speak of, in
this here settlement. Bud Spurlin was
bit by one rattlesnake and two mocca
sins, and is fading unwell at this writ
"The supper for the benefit of the
new church bell was largely attended.
(That is the hungriest bell in this
"Major Jones happened to the acci
dent of havin' his head blowed off,
Tuesday. Don't know how high it was
blowed, as it hasn't come down yet.
"The jug-train, with 90 gallons of
spirits aboard, was wrecked by un
known miscreants Saturday night, and
in consequence, Sunday in this town
was dry enough to burn.
"I will now close, as there is no news
to speak of, as I said before, wishing
success to the paper and all good citi
zens. "-F. L. S.
"I know two brothers," who are tre
mendously fat. One day I met them in
their Wall street office. The younger
brother of the two complained that he j
was getting fatter.
" 'Well,' I remarked, 'why don't
"He eyed me for a moment and then
his rather stout brother. 'I do,' he re
plied. ' 'Seldom a day passes that I do
not walk two or three times around
Harry here. ?Exchange.
HIS ONLY SALVATION.
"Ef it wuzn't dat Satan is sich a
hustler," said Brother Williams, "de
Lawd only knows how I'd ever make a
"What you mean by that?"
"Well, you see, it'sdisaway: Ez soon
ez I gits up a big meeting in one town,
en drives him out er dat settlement, he
skips ter de next one; en de people over
dar sen's word dat he's wid 'urn, en fer
me ter pleass come en keep him gwine.
So, you see, he keeps me busy de whole
year roun'!"? F. L. S.
, ?"Brethren and sisteren, I hab dem
onstrated abstrusely dat de Lord hates
a thief?dat He is not to be propigated
by no offering, thereto' I beg de pus
son or pussans who stole yo' pastor's
hog to make no contribution at the cir
culation of de offertory platter." The
collection beat all previous records.
are instantly relieved, and perfectly
I healed, by Bucklen's Arnica Salve. C.
j Rivenbark, Jr., of Norfolk, Va., writes:
'T burnt my knee dreadfully; that it
blistered all over. Bucklen's Arnica
Salve stopped the pain, and healed it
without a scar." Also heals all wounds
and sores. 26c at Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
^ ^ OASTOniA.
Cleanses Where Soap
and Water Fail
Washing with soap and water
makes the face look clean, but it
cleans the surface only. It de^-s
not clean out the impuritie'j in
the skin that make it muddy and
Pompeian Massage Cream goes
through the surface. It sinks
into every pore?reaches and
loosens all foreign dirt and impu
rities that lodge in the pores.
It is the only facial cream free
from grease and that keeps the
face free from it. Does not?
cannot?promote the growth of
hair on the face.
Price 50c and $1.00
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
END OF THE SEASON
CLEAN SWEEP SALE
After a Season's busy Selling there are always short lengths and "Orphan Lots" of Merchandise left over
which it is our custom to close out with little regard to cost or value. These odd lots and ends of lines
are just as desirable as if they were parts of full assortments. Their only fault is in having outstayed
For The Next Ten Days
We shall offer all Remnants, Odds and Ends and Short Lengths of every sort at ridiculously
Low Prices, often a mere fraction of their value; our only thought being to do away
with all broken lines, rather than let them accumulate. We haven't space to
mention one quarter of the good things the sale offers. But here are
a few to show you that it is well worth your while to take
a hand in this BARGAIN FESTIVAL.
Lot colored Batiste in short lengths, suitable for
Waists and Children's Dresses,
1.0 cents quality, only
Lot Short Lengths in Percals, worth 8 cents
and 10 cents, this sale
Short Lengths in Gingham, worth up to
10 cents, this sale
White Checked and Striped Nainsook, worth
12\ cents and 15 cents, now
Good quality Checked and Striped Nainsook, only
Good quality, good wide Bleaching,
White Shirt Waist Linens, only
Short Lengths in Persian Lawn, worth up to 20c, O
_10 cents_ $
Ladies gauze vests, taped neck and sleeves,
worth 15 cents and 20 cents
Lot Ladies' Belts worth 25c and 50c, this sale only
10 cents ?
Lot Ladies' Shirt Waist Patterns, Sheer Lawn,
with Embroidery to match, only
Short Lengths in India Linon, worth 15c and 18cts
All Ladies', Misses' and Children's Oxfords will be closed out at and
below COST. Don't neglect this opportunity to^gWv^iiie- - ^
pair of Oxfords?at way below their value. *"
Red Iron Racket
Two Stores "That's Making Laurens and Greenwood
Famous" by Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
U-Come. je U=See. JC U-Buy. ^ U-Save Money.
RED HOT PRICES!
Prevail in Each and Every Department
Cool Clothing at R ED
HOT Prices. Suits
96c to $12.47
200 Straw Hats worth 20cts.
Special lot Straw Hats, fine
quality, going out at
2,000 pairs Men's Pants going
at Red Hot prices 39c,
48cts up to
18 pounds Sugar
10 pounds of Coffee
Special lot of Slippers now
Fine Silk Ribbons, per yard,
lc, 2c, 5c, lOcts
3,500 Search Light Matches
Men's Summer Coats and
Pants at Red Hot prices
48 cts to $3.50
Two Spools of Thread
Two Big Towels
One pr Shoes, Ladies Special
One pr Men's Shoes, Special
Two Big cakes Soap, Victory
Overalls and Work Shirts
39c and 48cts
2,000 Dress Negligee Shirts
23c. 39c. 48c. &9c.
O! My! Millinery Just
Out Now at
Big Values in Laces
3, 4, 5, 8, 12ic.
Six Special Bargain Days In a W?ek"
One Price to All. Same Goods for Less Money. Grandest Line Real Value Under the vSun. It i? a strain for you to
look foi Bargains in other Houses, where they are few and far between. It is easy for you here where the
Bargains arc so plentiful that wherever you turn they are lod^yMUM^Satne Goods, Less Money.
Two Stores that's Making Laurens and Greenwood
Famous by Selling Same Goods for Less Money
s West of Public Square
HIGH PRICED District
it A Bit of Herring Fish Roe, daintily
11 cooked adds a delightful relish to the
It is fine, selected pieces of Roe pack
ed in salt while fresh. 1905 Pack
just received. - - - - , - - - -
Price: 15 cents per pound
" 25 cts for two pound
$1.75 for 15 lh pkli
P. S.-Don't forget we have Fresh Brad^one ]
and many other varieties of Rutabaga and Turnip
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New Wholesale 4?
Montgomery & Company have opened up at
Fuller & Darlington's old stand with a com
plete stock High-grade Groceries. They are
selling agents for
HAnnOND PACKING CO.'S
Meats, Lards, Hams, E}tc.
C. H. HAMMOND CO.'S Canned Meats
Messrs J.W. Montgomery and Brooks Swygert
are in charge and they will be glaa for
their friends to come in to see them. - -
Montgomery ? Company
Wholesale Grocers. :
Laurens, South Carolina
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1895
Undivided Profits, $20,000
Deposits, . .$110,000
^fOFFICERS ) -g ?
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluso, W. P. Caine,
CASHIER. ASST. CASHIBR.
We will appreciate your business no matter how small
it may be. a
We pay 4 per cent in our Savings Department. We
give you a small safe so you can save your Dimes, Nickels
Write or call on us when you are in the city.
A FULL LINE FANS AT
W. 0. Wilson & Co.
Plain and Fancy Sheer White Lawns, White
Mercerized Waistings, Good Designs
in Printed Muslins, Embroideries,
Laces and All-over. Ladies
Sunshades at Low Prices
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Experience. 'Ms said, keeps n dear school ihfl
tuition comes high, but (ho lessons learned ihcreln
arc never forgotten. The wiso, however, arc willing
to profit bv the oxporlonco of others. Whi r, the
painter-man tells you that
Mastic Mixed Fa
" Tha Kind That Laatm "
is mixed better than ho can mix paints by
they arc pure, sure and durable, that they pi
possible, results in bcauly and finish, nml will
peel or chalk off ? that's (he volco of experlenco
taught is, "buy Mattlo Mixed P.-int v?(
Manufactured i>y - y &
FOR BALE BV