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LAURENS, S. C, Oct. 24, 1905.
THE KU KLUX AND THE CLANSMAN.
In the discussion of Tom Dixon's
"Clansman" it should not be forgotten
that the yardstick of the historian of
details ought not to be applied to what
claims to be a work of fiction founded
on fact. The actual number of persons
who were enlisted in the Ku Klux Klan
in South Carolina ami precisely when
and where that organization began and
ended are not nescessarily pertinent to
the general claim that it was an engine
through which the white men of the
South were able to work to greater ef
fect in overawing the ignorant and
criminal negro element. We do not pre
tend to speak from our own knowledge
as to what took place in South Carolina
in the late sixties and the early seven
ties, but we can conceive that tho se
cret organization was valuable in help
ing the ex-Confederate soldiers to re
gain the elbow touch?a thing which
might have been impossible in the open
and in the face of Federal garrisons.
In 1876 Gen. Wade Hampton con
stantly urged peace and order and
moderation. This policy was absolutely
essential to victory and Gen. Hampton
was the only man who bad the personal
record and equipment to carry it out
successfully. Had a rash man been at
the head of the Democrats in 1876 the
State would have been almost instantly
overwhelmed with another invasion of
Federal troops, but Gen. Hampton pos
sessed in isolation the wonderful power
to inspire the "Red Shirts" with bound
less confidene in his sincerity. In 1876
such a policy on the part of Gen. Hamp
ton involved no difficulty because the
greater part of the violence which made
moderation at that time both possible
and expedient had already been done.
It is well remembered that Laurens
was one of the pivotal counties in the
Hampton campaign, and the older citi
zens know the dangerous and severe
work that was necessary in that year,
bnt we believe that they will testify
that it would have been infinitely harder
had not the terrible affair of October
1870, locally remembered as "the riot,"
occurred. After the riot the Federal
troops still made it possible for Repub
licans to count in their candidates on
election days, but that affair made the
county habitable for white men and
In other words we believe that the
long and pitiable series of bloody af
* ... ?a ?Wq in South Carolina,which
cost the lives of a nuuiw. <? _
and a few white men, was absolutely
essential as a preceding factor to the
Hampton triumph of 1876. Precisely
how far the Ku Klux Klan was instru
mental in welding together the scattered
powers of the white South and in mak
ing them terribly invincible again, we
are not prepared to say, nor do we
think that it is a matter of special con
WHO WILL HELP?
In carrying out their program, which
is first, four per cent commissions at
all hazards and second, punish Lucas,
the Messrs. Milliken will need assist
They own only about one third of the
stock of Laurens Cotton Mills. To elect
a new board of directors'and oust Lucas
they must have about 750 shares addi
tional to their own.
Whe/o will they get them?
Only the Millikens have criticized
Lucas, so far as we know. They crit
icized him after they had lost the Dar
At the Lanrcns Mills annual meeting,
May 19, the statement was made openly
and to the meeting by W. W. Ball that
no one was criticizing the management
of Laurens Mills. This was after the
injunction was served but before any
body had withdrawn from the meeting.
Not a voice protested. Every man
present by his silence gave assent.
If Lucas is turned out of Laurens
Mills it will be because he has saved and
is saving to the stockholders about
$15,000 a year. This money is with
drawn from the pockets of the Milli
kens and put in the pockets of the
Who is going to help the Millikens
take it in future out of the pockets of
the stockholders and put it again into
the Milliken pockets?
Remember- the Millikens don't con
trol the Laurens Mills.
Remember-that until tho Millikens
were whipped out at Darlington and un
til they began to buy Laurens stock at
$200 apparently every man in Laurens
wanted Lucas to run the mills.
No man in Laurens has yet, so far as
we know, expressed himself against
the Lucas management. No man at
the meeting on May 19 uttered aught
against his managment; though the
challenge to it was made by one of Mr.
Will the Millikens be enabled to pun
ish Lucas for saving money to the
small stock-holders by Laurens stock
Is it possible? It hardly seems so.
We shall see.
Last season the Southern Cotton As
sociation forced the price of cotton up
from 7 to 10 1-2 cents in the face of a
fourteen and a half million bale crop.
Why can't the minimum price as fixed
by the same Association be obtained
for the remainder of the present crop
which is admittedly much smaller than
last year's production, even if greater
than the estimates?
In the event of a fire your cash would
be perfectly safe in the vaults of any
of the Banks here.
HERB ARE FOURTEEN REASONS
Why You Should Hold Your Cotton For
Because, it is worth 11 cents or morel
Because, it is bound to sell at much
Because, the man who makes the
cotton should help to make the price!
Because, trade is broad and strong,
and record-breaking as to textiles!
Because, the mills are making money
on basis of 11 cents and 12 cents for
Because, the world needs every bale,
and will take it greedily at 11 cents if
we hold for this figure!
Because, we are no longer slaves to
the North, but a free people, with our
banks full of money, and the merchants
and bankers at our backs!
Because, we live in a record-breaking
age, and the present cotton crop, which
has matured and opened unusually ear
ly, will be found to be very short, when
the world-wide and unprecedented de
mand for cotton goods is considered!
Because, the farmer needs the
money, and deserves it more than the
Because, money don't buy as much
now as formerly!
Because, everything the farmer buys
has gone up in price, why not cotton?
Because, the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation has fixed the price for good cot
ton at 11 cents, and this association is
fighting our battle, and has put millions
of dollars in the pockets of southern
Because, we should be true to south
ern manhood and the southland!
Because, if we show the white feath
er and sell, we will feel like kicking
ourselves out of sight, when cotton is
selling at 11 cents to 12 1-2 cents per
Stand pat for 11 cents!
J. E. Wannamaker,
Pres. Orangeburg Cotton Association.
"It was almost a miracle. Burdock
Blood Bitters curecr me of a terrible
breaking out all over my body. I am
very grateful." Miss Julia Filbridge,
West Cornwell, Conn.
See Our Stock
For New and Second
hand School Books see
our line, we have a large
stock this year, there are
over 2,000 pounds of se
?r\c\ hand books at the
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF 1.AUKENS.
In tho Court of Common Pleas.
The J. W. Copeland Company, Plain
tiffs, vs. Lucinda Bourn, Anderson
Hitch, Rosa Bourn, Mary Powers,
Frank Beason and G. C. Young, De
Pursuant to a Decree of tho Court of
Common Pleas in the above stated case,
I will sell at public outcry to the high
est bidder, at Laurens. C. H. S. C, on
Salesday in November next, being
Monday t the 6th day of the month, dur
ing the legal hours for such sales, the
following described property, to wit:
All that tract, piece or parcel of land
lying, being and situate in the County
and State aforesaid, containing Fifty
(60) acres, more or less, bounded by
Mrs. Frances Henry, Miss Louda Cope
land and others, known as the Betsy
Mulligan Home Place.
The Decree of the Court herein finds
that there are three separate and dis
tinct parcels of land embraced in the
tract described above and provides as
follows: "The Davis land or some Five
(5) acres, more or less, bounded by the
Stewart land and Sloan land and oth
ers, shall be sold first; and if that
tract should bring a sufficient amount
to pay the Plaintiff's mortgage and the
costs of the action, then the Stewart
land of F -ty (40) acres shall not be
sold, bu. if the Davis land does
bring not bring a sufficient amount for
the purposes aforesaid then the Stew
art land shall be sold, that is such in
terest as was owned therein by the
said Elizabeth Mulligan at the time of
the execution of the Plaintiff's mort
gage, or at any time since, and if tho
said tracts do not bring a sufficient
amount to pay the Plaintiff's mortgage
and the costs of the action, the Sloan
tract of Five and three-quarter (5 3-4)
acres shall be sold, even if the Davis
tract and the Bill Stewart tract should
bring enough to pay Plaintiff's mort
gage the Sloan tract of Five and three
quarter (5 3-4) acres must be sold to
satisfy the mortgage of G. C. Young,
under all the directions a3 to such sales
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance with interest from day of sale on
credit of twelve (12) months, secured
by bond of purchaser and mortgage of
the premises, with leave to the pur
chaser to pay his entire bid in cash.
Purchaser to pay for the papers. If
the purchaser does not comply with the
terms of the sale, the land snail be re
sold in the order stated, on the same or
some subsequent Salesday, and on the
same terms, at the risk of defaulting
JOHN F. BOLT,
c. c. c. p. & g. s.
Oct. 6th '05-td.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Elizabeth C. Madden, et al., Plaintiff,
vs. Ernest Turner and Lidie Florence
Pursuant to a Decree of sale in the
above stated case, I will sell at public
outcry to the highest bidder, at Laurens,
S. C, C. H., on Salesday in November
next, being Monday, the 6th day of the
month, during the legal hours for such
sales, the following described property
Two tracts of land situate in County and
State aforesaid. Tract No. 1, known as
Home Place, containing one hundred
and twenty-seven and one-half acres,
more or less, and bounded on the North
by lands of C. C. Pitts, Daniel Franks
and L. L. Compton, on the East by
t- a M**dd_bt' x'~ ?
on the South and West by lands of Jno.
D. M. Shaw.
Tract No. 2, containing one hundred
and thirty-two acres, more or less, and
bounded by lands of John R. Finley and
Allen Motes on the North and East,
Jeff D. Pitts on the South and J. D. M.
Olldt-v C...U liiuvt kin 1 on t),,. Wail,
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be se
cured by bond and mortgage of the
purchaser over the said premises, bear
ing legal interest from (fate with leave
to purchaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers. If
the terms of sale are not complied with,
the land to be resold on same or some
subsequent Salesday on same terms, at
risk of f( rmer purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT,
c. c. c. p. & c s.
Sept. 29th, '05.-td.
HOLD YOUR COTTON FOR
Minimum Price fixed by Farmers
Store your Cotton in the Merchants and Farmers
Warehouse, and the BANK OF LAURENS will make
liberal advances on Warehouse Receipts.
The Bank of Laurens
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
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Notice to Planters
At this season of the year all eyes arc turned
to sowing, for therein lies the success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
make a good crop, hence we have expended
every effort to secure the best thnt money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we are
justly proud of and can roconmmend, such as
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rape, Lucerne, Vetches
Red Rust Proof Oats, and Red and Crimson
Clover, and also a great variety Garden Seeds
? If you want seed that will yield results and
increase your Bank account, try these.
PRICES arc right for small
or large buyers at
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W. B. KNIQHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. ro. to 6 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
N. B. Dial. A. U. TODD.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bunk and Todd Office Build
Lau rrns, S. 0.
Red Iron Racket
Sells Same Goods for Less Money
Clothing, Hats, Caps,
Shoes, Dress Goods,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week
Red Iron Racket
Cheapest House on Earth
Laurens and Greenwood, S. C.
The Hub. The Hub.
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Do you desire that exclusiveness of style which is attained only by those who
keep in close touch with all the newest ideas in fabric and fashion?
Do you desire the highest quality of service at a moderate price? Then you should
not fail to visit our
Before Making Your Purchases.
New Dress Goods!
Broadcloths are among our strongest style this
season. Our leader is a 54-inch Broadcloth, in
black and all the most wanted colors, $1.00.
Sicilians, black, blue, gray and garnet, 60
inches wide, 50 cents.
Novelties in Neckwear and Belts.
Only the newest and best styles.
Ladies' Belts, silk and leather, 25c. and 50c
Ladies' Neckwear, 15c, 25c, 50c and $1.00.
Ladies' and Misses' Hosiery.
A complete line of all the best makes, all fast
Special Hosiery for school wear, 10c, 15c and
We sell May Manton Patterns at 10c each.
Fashion sheets free.
Don't forget to call before making your
There Are Styles
As well as in clothes. The lat
est in women's watches are now
here, including some daintily
beautiful chatelaine styles. In wo
men's watch and lorgnette chains,
we are showing a fine variety of
Although they are what are called
Gold-fillku chains, they are in
every essential particular as good
as the more costly a11-gold. Your
inspection of these is especially
invited. : : : : : : :
LET US send you a memoran
dum book. It is free for
IT gives a few testimonials,but
leaves you plenty of room.
Drop us a postal and learn about
the good old Boll Buster.
P. 0. Draw 78.
SPARTANBURG, ? ? ? S. C.
County Treasurer. 4
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1904 at the Treasurer's Ollicc, from
October 15th to December 31st 1905.
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1906, with one per cent, addi
tional; those who prefer paying in Feb
ruary, 1906, can do so with 2 per cent,
additional; those who prefer to pay in
March, 1906 to the 15th of said month
can do so by paying an additional 7 per
cent. After said date the books will
All persons owning property or pay*
ing taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
I cost and penalty may not be attached.
I Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to be
taken off, are urged to semi them early
as the Treasurer is very busy during
the month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax, 5J? mills
County Ordinary, 3 * mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, 3 mills
Total, 1.-.',. mills
Laurens Special School 3] mills
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 4 mills
Ekom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, ;\ mills
Mountville, 2 mills
Clinton, ;< mills
All able-bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years are liable
to pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00, in lieu of
working the public roads, to he paid at
the time as stated above.
J. IL COPELANI >.
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 26, 1905 Id.
Take notice 'hat on the 4th day of
November, 1905, I will render a final
account of my ucts and doings at Ad
ministrator of the estate of .lohn C.
Reede:, deceased, in the office of the
Judgt of Probate of Laurens County,
at 11 Vclock a. M., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all person Slav
ing demands against said estate will
present them on or before said dato
duly proven or he forever barred.
Landon e. Rrkdf.ii
Oct. 4th '05-td.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practlco in all State Courts.
Prompt attention givon fo all business
HKm FHFF, loa"
users of morphin*,
lurK? hook of p*f
tlculnrson home or
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P. (). Ilox 287,
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
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