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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind oi
Roal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. GARLINGTON & Co.,
Laurens , S- C.
WE ARE IN THE
Business and Sell at
Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY NOV. 8. 190S.
FAIR FINE SHOW.
Annual Fall Festival Fine
Success as Usual.
THE PRIZE WINNERS.
All the Booths and Various Departments
Were Presided Over by Pair and
Gracious Maids and Matrons.
The Chrysanthemum Show and Fancy
Work Bazaar, given annually by the
ladies of the First Methodist and Pres
byterian Churches, opened Thursday
morning under very Mattering auspices
and continued through Friday, coming
to a close late in the evening. The
weather was superb and in addition to
practically the entire population of the
city, numbers of visitors came in from
Clinton, Cross Hill, Mountville and
other towns in the county.
"A large hall over a block of stores on
tho western side of the square was used
for the flower show and it was very
beautifully decorated with booths of.
flowers and fancy work and presided
over by attractive and charming pa
tronesses of the Fair.
The special feature of the show of
course, was the chrysanthemums, which
were most artistically arranged and in
charge of Mrs. L. Meng and Miss
Josephine Minter. The fancy work
booth was presided over by Mesdames
Oscar W.Babb, Hugh K. Aiken, R. Flem
ing Jones and Miss Janie Hallow. Mrs.
W. H. Anderson and Miss Willie Jones
had the management of the dolls and toys
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson, candies, a dona
tion from Nunnally, and delicious bon
bons of home manufacture, Misses Roland
and Miss Ella Bell Adams sold toilet ar
ticles and there were various other at
tractive corners where ones dimes and
dollars could be disposed of. One of
the prettiest and most popular booths
?was in charge of Mrs. J. E. Philpotand
Mrs. C. L. Poole who sold ferns, palms
and bulbs potted and ready to use in
decorating the home for winter. In the
dining room the tables were crowded
and the waitresses rushed with orders.
A very delightful menu was served at
dinner both days, turkey, cranberries,
chicken salad, pickles, biscuits, loaf
bread, ice cream and cake for the
moderate sum of twenty-five cents.
Elegant oyster suppers were furnished
both evenings. The dining room was un
der the management of Mrs. J. F. Bolt,
with a number of assistants.
At one thirty on Thursday the com
mittee of judges composed of Mesdames
W. J. Milligan of Philadelphia, W. L.
Gray and J. C. Garlington of Laurens,
was selected and the prizes awarded
for the finest Chrysanthemums. Two
premiums were offered?one for the
largest and best single Chrysanthemum
out of a collection of twelve and one
for the best collection of twelve. For
the single prize a handsome jardiniere
was awarded to Mr. J. G. Sullivan of
this city and for the best collection a
beautiful vase was awarded to Dr. A.
R. Fuller of Mountville.
The flowers in the prize collections
were exceedingly large and of the finest
varieties. Only three exhibits were en
tered for the prizes, the other belong
ing to Mr. O. W. Babb of Laurens,
who has caraied off prizes in previous
years, his flowers always being very
handsome. Flowers were contributed
to the Fair however from a dozen other
sources though not entered for prizes,
and some of these were magnificent
specimens, those by Miss Leila Wilkes,
President of the Chrysanthemum Asso
ciation, and Mrs. C. C. Featherstone
being remarkable for size and beauty.
Among the visitors to the fair were
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Simpson, Mrs. N.
B. Davenport, Miss Theresa Davenport,
Mr. Edward Davenport, Miss Campbell
and Mr. Clarence Austin of Cross Hill,
Mrs. W. J. Bailey, Mrs. J. Isaac Cope
land, Mrs. George Copeland and Mrs.
Beaty Farr of Clinton, Dr. A. R. Fuller
of Mountville, JMiss Gertrude Ansel of
Greenville and Miss Lillian Jamieson of
Don't pay $1.20 a gallon for oil be
cause labeled mixed paint. Oil only
costs 60 cents a gallon. Buy L. & M.
Paint and add oil. It makes paint cost
$1.20 a gallon. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens, S. C. 14?13t.
An Experienced Showman.
The many years devoted exclusively
to the show business by Mr. Van Am
burg placed him at the very head of
show managers in the country. Having
accumulated a fortune in the show
business while yet a young man, he
saw it swept from him in the great
Chicago fire With the assistance of
friends who knew his ability and in
tegrity, he had his show on the road
again the next season, larger and bet
ter than ever, and today has the best
tented show traveling. Many remem
ber in years past visiting the Great
Amburg Show, and that they always
had the satisfaction of knowing they
got the worth of their money. After
years of successful show business, it is
his aim in life to sustain his well-earned
reputation by giving the public an
amusement of which he is justly proud.
This show will give two performances
in Laurens on Friday, November 10th,
one at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
and the other at 8 o'clock in the
evening. The free out-door exhibi
tions given at the show grounds imme
diately after the grand free street pa
rade, are worth going miles to see.
L. & M. Paint. Lead and Zinc. Wears
10 or 15 years. Saves paint bills. L. A
M. costs about $1.20 per gallon. W. L.
Boyd, 1 .aureus, S. C. 14?13t.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. R. E. Copcland paid a brief busi
ness visit to Greenwood Monday.
Mr. John B. Parks of Greenville spent
Monday in the city.
Mr. John Rhett Puller was here Mon
day from Cross Hill.
Mrs. W. J. Milligan will return to
Philadelphia this week.
Mr. W. P. Harris of Youngs was In
the city Monday.
Auditor C. A. Power spent yesterday
at Owings Station.
Messrs W. J. Thompson and C. D.
Nance were here for salesday from
Messrs Frank Fuller and John Sim
mons of Mountville were in the city
Messrs M. A. Riddle and John Simms
of Waterloo were among the salesday
Messrs. F. L. Bramblett and Jas. T.
Machen of Princeton were here for
Mr. S. H. Goggans of Cross Hill was
in the city Monday and gave this office
a pleasant call.
Mrs. W. J. Moore of Greenwood
spent several days in the city with
relatives during the past week.
Dr. E. F. Taylor was in Laurens
Monday, an interested attendant upon
the public sales.
Mr. John C. Davis of Clinton visited
in the city several days during the past
Miss Annie May Copcland of Renno
is visiting her brother, Mr. E. W. Cope
Mr. W. F. McArthur, a prominent
farmer of Gaffney is in the city visit
ing his son, Mr. Ed McArthur.
Dr. J. H. Miller, member of the
House of Representatives, was in town
Monday from Cross Hill.
Mrs. C. E. Gray of Union is expect
ed in the city last of the week to visit
friends and relatives.
Mrs. Josephine Barnes of Abbe
ville and Mrs. W. R. White asc the
guests of Mrs. J. A. Copcland on Main
Mr. R. W. Nichols, dispensary in
spector, went to Seneca yesterday to
close up the dispensary which was re
cently voted out.
Messrs. Guy Pitts, G. C. Young, J.
W. Leak, R. F. Bryson and Frank
Adair were among the Clinton con
tingent here for salesday.
Rev. C. C. Hill of Enoree has been
called to supply the Second Baptist
Church of Clinton, the former pastor
having resigned to take charge of other
Mr. D. A. Davis, of Davis Roper &
Co. is expected back to-day or to-mor
row from New York where he went a
week ago to buy extra stocks of goods
for his house.
Mr. Nye Owings had the misfortune
to sprain his right ankle while out walk
ing in the city Sunday afternoon and as
a consequence will be confined to his
room for a week or so.
Mrs. Emma Davis of Clinton, repre
senting the Musgrove Chapter, Daughf
ers of the American Revolution, is at1
tending the annual convention of the
South Carolina chapters, D. A. R., now
in session in Greenville.
The Beggar Prince Company will be
at the Opera House Thursday Novem
ber 9th. This Opera Company comes
to us very highly recommended and the
people of Laurens should not fail to
see it. The manager of the Opera
House wishes to inform the ladies and
all who really enjoy a good Opera that
every effort will be made to have good
order. Whistling and kicking the seats
will possitively not be allowed. Anyone
violating this rule will be put out of
Cotton is II Cents.
Cotton has reached 11 cents, the price
fixed by the Southern Cotton Associa
A series of revival services are being
conducted this week at Langston
Church by the pastor, Rev. W. D. Ham
mett, assisted by Rev. J. T. Taylor of
To Meet Friday Afternoon at Cross Hill.
The B. W. Hall Chapter, Daughters
of the Confederacy, will meet Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence
of Mrs. M. T. Simpson, Cross Hill. The
meeting is important and all members
are urged to be present.
Ruff and Dean Saturday.
At the Opera House Saturday night,
November 11, Ruff and Dean will pre
sent the excrutiatingly funny three act
musical comedy, "Training a Husband."
Bright and breezy musical numbers,
singing, dancing, moving pictures and a
celebrated Hungarian band and orches
tra. Tickets on sale at Laurens Drug
Waterloo Boy Wins Columbia Bride.
Miss Alma Gertrude Jumper of Co
lumbia, S. C, and Mr, Algie Wright
Sims, Jr., formerly of Waterloo, Lav
rens county, but lately manager and
bookkeeper for R. O. Jones, wood and
coal dealer, Columbia, worn married at
the St. Paul's Lutheran Parsonage in
Columbia, Nov. 4 at &.?0 p. m., the
Rev. W. H. Greover, performing the
??The Beggar Prince" Opera.
Manager Babb announces that after
considerable negotiation he has closed
contracts with the management of "The
Beggar Prince" Opera for an appear
ance at City Opera House on Thursday
night November 9th, for one night only.
This engagement Mr. Babb considers
the most notable in the amusement line
that he has effected in some time, the
company requiring a large guarantee
for one performance. The piece is built
on operatic lines enacted by performers
who are trebly gifted?being vocalists,
farceurs, and possessing dramatic abil
ity as well?"The Begger Prince" this
season being composed of theso three
entertaining elements. * This edition
has been edited by Wm. H. Lydell,
author of "Gayest Manhattan" and
other New York Travesty Successes.
The presenting company is headed by
Miss Etta Merris, soprano and come
dienne, well and favorably known to
patrons of light opera, for the past
seven seasons having had the responsi
ble roles in numerous musical reviews
of importance. As a fun-maker few
ladies can impart to an audience that
feeling of spontaniety and good fellow
ship that Miss Merris can. She posses
sess a style all her own, and is ably as
sisted by clever comedians and pretty
girls costumed in fetching gowns. The
latter, during the action of the play,
will introduce for the first time here the
"Sammy Girls," "The Noble Fire
men," "Belles and Beaux at the Sea
Shore," and numerous other musical
and vocal ensemble numbers. The lat
est lightning effects known to stage
land are employed in enhancing a per
formance that will be a real loss to miss
witnessing. Manager Babb's enter
prise in securing attractions of this
calibre will no doubt be appreciated by
all playgoers, and a big house is as
sured. Seats on sale at Laurens Drug
Co. Prices 26, 50, 75 and $1.00.
Failed to Qet Walker.
Deputy Sheriff A. R. Sullivan went
to Fairburn, Ga., 20 miles beyond At
lanta last Saturday, for James Walker,
a negro convict, who escaped from the
Laurens County chain gang sometime
last year. He was arrested several
days ago at Fairburn and Sheriff Duck
ett was advised of the fact in a letter
which also stated that Walker would be
held until an officer could be sent for
him. He was held all right, but when
Deputy Sullivan arrived it had devel
oped that Walker was suspected of a
recent nameless crime in Atlanta and
the Georgia authorities declined to give
him up until further investigation of
the charge could be made. Mr. Sulli
van returned Monday morning.
Walker was sent to the gang for
housebreaking and larceny and has 8
months yet to serve.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens. S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint says to
every tax payer that they need to paint
only once in 10 or 15 years with L. &
M Paint. It wears and covers like
gold, and it's made to last.
Burglar* at Gray Court.
Saturday night the stores ?f Dorroh
& Peden and Kopp & Owings at Gray
Court were brdkcn into by burglars. In
both instances the front doors were
forced open. The robbers secured seven
watches, a small amount of cash and
numerous sundry articles, in all about
|75, from the store of Dorroh & Peden,
while very little or nothing has been
missed from Kopp & Owings.
Certain parties are suspocted of the
robbery, but no arrests have been made
CLINTON NEWS LETTER.
Members of the Actaeon Book Club En*
tertained. Personal Mention.
Clinton, Noy; 6. ?Everyone is looking
forward to tho bazaar on Thursday and
Friday of this week.
Miss Katharine Copcland spent last
week at her home in North Carolina.
On Wednesday, Miss Laura Vance
leaves on a visit to Mrs. William Banks
Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. Phillips gave a
very delightful reception to their friends
on last Tuesday, the 31 of October, the
fifth anniversary of their marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. John-Davis, Mrs. Watts
Davis and Mrs. Marbut assisted in giv
ing the guests a charming evening.
Mrs. Charles Moody and little Susan,
accompanied by Miss MaymcLoake,
left yesterday for their home in Tampa,
Complimentary to her attractive visi
tor, Miss Presnell of North Carolina,
Miss Mary Jane Manson entertained the
Actaeon- Book Club during the past
week. The date being the31st of Octo
ber, All Hallow'een was obsorved. The
library was the room visited by all, as
there the witch foretold tho future to
each lady present and presenting them
with a momento of the hour?cards rep
resenting the occasion, All Hallow'een.
A delightful menu was served in the
dining room, the table being decorated
with a centerpiece formed from a large
pumpkin, lighted with candles, and sur
rounded with rosy apples.
Mr. Tom Laake has been in town for
ten day's visiting his mothor, Mrs.
Mrs. Barnett of Atlanta is on a visit
to her daughter, Mrs. A. V. Martin.
Misses Katharine and Elizabeth Bean
returned last week from a two month's
visit to their uncle in New York.
Miss Crnig, missionary from Cuba,
was Mrs. Neville's guest on Tuesday
and Wednesday last.
Mr. Howard Caldsvell of Columbia
was in town Monday.
White Man and Negro Arrested.
Deputy Sheriff Sullivan arrested a
white man and a negro at Mountville
Monday afternoon and lodged them in
jail, charged with housebreaking and
other misdemeanors. They arc strangers
and give their names as K. S. Kissell
and Will Gat ton.
NUMBER OF Tit ACTS
BRING FANCY PRICE.
Big Sale of Lots and Other Sales of
Realty Attracted Large Crowd to
the City Monday.
Monday was salesday for November,
and there was a large crowd in town
for the occasion. Auctioneer Leak sold
several tracts of land for Clerk of Court
Bolt and Judge of Probate Thompson,
immediately after which B. W.
Getsingcr, of Spartr.nburg, sold 177
acres near the city, the property of Col.
H. Y. Simpson, comprising nearly a 100
lots, which brought $.r>,400. This sale
was conducted by James T. Harris, of
The other real estate sales were:
One hundred and thirty-one acres,
three miles from the city, known as the
Lucy Martin tract, to J. F. Bolt for
Fifty acres, known as the Betsy Mul
ligan Home Place, was sold in three
tracts, as follows: The Davis tract of
live acres to W. C. Irby, for $65.00.
The Stewart tract, containing forty
acres to W. It. Richey for $55.00. Five
and three-fourths acres to M. L. Cope
land; for $156.00
One hundred and twenty-five acres,
the Parks place, to Jonas P. Gray for
Six acres, near Madden,, to C. C.
Two hundred acres, the Balontine
tract, to John Acy Balentine, $2,500.
Forty-five acres, Machen land near
Princeton, to Mrs. Luna Moore, $1,:?75.
Six acres, same estate, to the same
One hundred and twenty-seven acres,
near Madden, to Mrs. Busby and Mrs.
One hundred and thirty-two acres,
same estate, to T. C. Madden, $900.
Eighty-eight and a half acres, Cheek
lands, sold a3 follows: Twenty-nine
acres to R. L. Gray, $505; 29 3-4 acres
to W. R. Henderson, $515; 29 3-4 acres
to W. M. Henderson, $795.
Three hundred and thirteen acres,
Coleman tract, to J. J. Dendy, $5,700.
An Open Telegram.
November 3, 1905.
M. L. Roper,
Care Davis, Roper & Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Had good luck, closed Schloss Bros,
small lots their finest suits and over
coats at.about sixty per cent, of cost.
They will reach you Monday. We will
sell them same day. Will make things
hump from now to Christmas. Leave
tomorrow for New York.
D. A. Davis.
Big Sale of Lots.
Eighty lots, comprising the Garling
ton estate of about twenty-five acres,
were sold at auction last Wednesday,
Mr. J. N. Leak, the auctioneer, crying
the sale. The aggregate price is con
sidered very good.
IT WAS SELF-DEFENCE.
So Said Ihe Coroner's Jury in Negro
"We find that Dave Parks came to
Iiis death by a gun shot wound at the
hands of Cheek Shands, and that it was
done in self-defence." This is the ver
dict of the coroner's jury at the Inquest
Friday afternoon of Dave Parks, who
was killed late Thursday night by Cheek
Shands at a negro festival in the vicin
ity of M. B. Poole's, seven miles north
east of the city. Solicitor Cooper and
W. R. Hichcy, Esq., attended the in
quest, which was conducted by Coroner
Watts. Warrants were issued for the
arrest of Shands and Will Hunter, the
latter being charged with aiding and
abetting in the killing of Parks.
The principals in the affair are young
negroes of the same community, and
wero having a pretty gay time together
with a crowd of other darkies at a hot
supper, given by Mary Martin. About
midnight the fire works display opened
up, and just to make the occasion mem
orable, Dave Parks, a mere youth, was
shot dead in the house as he was going
in to supper. A pistol was found under
his body and there was testimoney to
the clfect that he tried to shoot Shands
first, but his pistol failed to fire. Others
testified that Parks had no pistol and
made no effort to defend himself; in
fact he was shot before he had time to
Shands has not been captured yet.
Hunter says he will come in and give
Cotton Fire at the PithTpiace.
Fire seriously damaged and partially
consumed twenty bales of cotton at the
Pitts place near Tylersvillc last Friday
afternoon. The cotton belonged to Mr.
M. B. Poole.
Thanks! (ircatful Thanks!!
Editor Laurens Advertiser:
On the night of the 2d inst., at about
3 o'clock in the morning, when Mr.
P. II. Martin's cotton seed house was
burned, charred shingles fell upon our
dwelling and ignited the roof. The
train crew of through freight No. 14
came and waked up the family, and
told us our house was on fire, and if we
would show them how to get upon the
roof they would save the house. Train
hands and drummers were soon upon
the top of the house and extinguished
the fire. Words cannot express our ap
preciation and thanks to this noble set
of men who saved our house, and prob
ably our lives, as Mr. Madden was sick
and had not been out of his room in
Whenever we can serve them in any
way how delighted we will be to render
them assistance. May Heaven bless
them and theirs is our sincere desire
Jas. A. Madden and Family.
Maddens, S. C.
?1 Gals. L. & M. Paint and ;l gallons
oil cost about $8.50 and will paint mod
erate sized Mouse. Sohl bv W. L. Bovd,
Laurens, S. C. 14?13t.
Are You Coming to The Circus?
Of Course You are, and Bring the Children?just to see the Animals, You Know.
Well, we have prepared for you a showing of Dry Goods, Dress
Goods, Ladies' and Children's Cloaks and Jackets, Under=
wear, Hosiery and Fine Millinery that should
be as interesting as the Circus.
Yard wide Taffeta Silks, in black and colors,
including the much-wanted changeable effects,
worth $1.25, $1.00.
50-inch wide Sicilian in Black, Navy, Green
and Brown. An ideal fabric for Skirts, 50 cents.
36-inch wide Cashmeres, Black and all the
new shades, 25 cents.
Cloaks and Jackets.
Our line of Ladies', Misses and Children's
Cloaks is up-to-date both in style and quality.
Prices: 99 cents to $9.99
Ladies heavy fleeced Union Suits, 50 cents.
Ladies two piece Suits, heavy fleeced 50 cents
Misses fleeced Union Suits, four to seven,
A complete line of only the best makes,
Misseo and Children's Hose, 5c, 10c, 15c. and 25c
Ladies Hose 10 cts to 25 cents.
Special Hosiery for school wear, extra heavy,
15 cents and 25 cents.
We sell the celebrated Fay Stockings, 25 cents
35 cents and 50 cents.
Here you will find all the new fashions for the head.
in style and ahead in price
Come and See Us.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
A serious fire occurred at Union Sun
day morning, entailing a property loss
estimated at $11,000.
Anderson has a new bank, capitalized
at $200,000, with Judge W. F. Cox,
After an absence of three months,
spent abroad, Major J. C. Hemphill,
the distinguished editor of the News
and Courier, has returned to Charles
Gen. M. L. Bonharh of Anderson,
who has been under treatment in Rich
mond for the last two months has re
turned home. He is said to be improv
ing in health with excellent prospects
of an early recovery.
Chief Constable Hammett has issued
an order to the State constables plac
ing on the blacklist about thirty-five
well known prepared tonics usually sold
by prescription. These includes Per
una, Hostetter's Bitters, Hughes'
Cherry Bounce, Pabst Malt, etc.
J. F. Richardson, who with A.B. Wil
liams, established the Greenville News,
25 years ago, has sold his interest in the
paper to Messrs. Caldwcll &Thompkins,
publishers of Charlotte, N. C. The
transfer was made last Saturday. The
paper of course will continue at Green
ville. It is announced that a general
manager will be chosen later.
Byrd and Creswell, the negroes con
victed at Greenville over a year ago for
the killing of Magistrate Cox near
Simpsonvillc, will be hanged Friday,
Governor Heyward having declined to
grant a respite or commute the death
LOCALS FROA1 ORA.
Mr. Fleming's Fine Yield of Cotton?
Oilier News Items.
Oka, Nov. 7.?Miss Alice McCarley
is visiting her sister near Barksdale.
Miss Belle Craig is doing missionary
work in Virginia.
Miss Euphemia Thornpson of the
Simpsonvillc Graded School faculty, was
home for Presbytery.
Re-. Ira S. Caldwell, of Moreland,
Ga., was here last Sabbath in the in
terest of his new Church. Mr. Cald
well secured a nice contribution.
Mrs. Dr. S. F. Blakely, organist of
the A. R. P. Church, has returned fnun
the Augusta Hospital very much im
proved in health.
Miss Maggie Complon is now occu
pying the Smith house on Main Street.
Miss Lidie Blakely of Clinton visited
her brother, Dr. S. F. Blakely, last
We regret to lose our neighbor, Mr.
M. II. Hunter, who is now with Ken
nedy Bros., Laurens, and will soon
move his family to the city.
Mr. George Blakely of the Palmetto
Drug Co., was at home last Sabbath.
Mr. W. T. Blakely can boast of two
as nice hogs as can be found. They are
ten months old and will tip the beam
above four hundred each. Mr. Blakely
sold one last year weighing over five
Mr, W. J. Fleming has two acres of
cotton that will yield six bales. He will
gather forty-five bales from twenty-five
acres. This is a correct definition of
Dr. R. 11. Bryson visited his former
home some time ago. Dr. Brysen is
president of the Bradley Oil Mill.
("apt William Copeland visited rela
tives lure this week.
Mr. J. S. Craig made a business tri])
to Spartanburg last week.
II'i.iv and Scnllnml.
Scotland o ??'PS to Knox no', Its exist
Ing PresbytorMn government tills was
the subsequent work of Andrew Mel
ville but that which Is the chief tea
lure and main sticngth of Presbyterl
nilifUn?viz, tho full recognition (lack
ing In Uplscopncy) of the Christian
lah.V In tho administration of the
church, combined with Hint orderly
subornation (which Congregationalism
falls to secure) of the whole church to
one representative and supremo au
thority. It I", owing to Knox ami his
fellow reformers that tho Scottish
church avoids the danger both of lib r
nrchy mul of anarchy, "John Knox,"
by Professor Henry Cowan.
Any Interruption while he was mak
ing a speech always caused Richard
Brlnsloy Sheridan considerable annoy
ance Ott ono occasion the dramatist
showed his dlsploawuro of a fellow
member of the house of commons who
kept crying out "Hear, hear" every
few minutes, During n eertaln debate
?horldnn took occasion to describe a
pi lltleal contemporary who wished to
I lay rogue, but had only sense enough
to act fool, "Where," exclaimed he,
With great emphasis "where shall we
111 ill a more foolish knave or a more
knavish fool than hoV"
' Hear, hear," was shouted by the
Sheridan turned and, thanking tho
honorable member for the prompt In
formal Ion, ?.t down nruld ? general
1*0.1 r of Initgbtop,
10,000 churches painted with L. & M.
Paint in 1904. I.. & M. costs $1,80 gal
lon. S?.ld by W. L. Boyd, Laurens. S.
We sell May Manlon Patterns at 10c
??ach. The H'uh.
We sell the celebrated Fay stockings,
25c, 86c and 50c. The Hub.'
See our Bicycle Hoae for boys, 25c
the pair. The Hub.
LOST On Saturday, November lib,
a bill fold containing $27.00 in notes,
one 20, one .r> and one 2. Reward if re'
turned to owner. C. M. Miller, at
Laurens Drug Co.
New Board of Directors
Was Not Elected.
ADJOURNED TO NOV. IG.
The Restraining Order Was Signed by
Judge Klugh on Petition of
0. B. Simmons ami Others.
A few days prior to the proposed
meeting of the Laurens Cotton Mill
Stockholder, set for last Thursday by
the Milliken party and allied interests,
for the purpose of electing a board of
directors to manage the affairs of the
Mill for the present fiscal year, an order
was signed by Judge J. C. Klugh on
petition of O. B. Simmons, R. B. Bell
and John A. Madden, local shareholders,
enjoining the holding of the meeting or
any other such stockholders meeting
having for its object the election of di
rectors of the said Laurens Cotton
The complaint and order were filed
in the office of the Clerk of Court and
copies were served on N. B. Dial and J,
0. C. Fleming, local Defendants named
in the instrument, and on the Cleve
lands and members of the Milliken
party at Spartanburg the day before
the contemplated meeting.
However, a meeting was held, but it
did nothing but adjourn until Thursday
Nov. 16th. Five stockholders repre
senting about 100 shares of stock at
tended the meeting. They were Dr. H.
K. Aiken, W. R. Kichey, Dr. A. J.
Christopher, A. C. Todd and Col. George
Johnstone of Newberry. Dr. Aiken
presided over the meeting and Dr.
Christopher acted as secretary. Messrs
Johnstone, Christopher and Todd were
appointed a committee on proxies.
The motion to adjourn the meeting to
tho 16th inst. was made by A. C. Todd
and was adopted after being opposed by
Col. Johnstone, on the grounds that a
minority meeting could not be adjourn
ed, naming a day.
The next step in this great contest
followed two days later when attorneys
representing the Milliken interests serv
ed notice on counsel for President Lucas
that a motion to dissolve Judge Klugh's
injunction will be argued before Judge
' Memminger at Snluda Monday Nov. 13.
The motion to dissolve is based on nu
merous affidavits and upon the whole
record of the ease.
The Defendants named in the peti
tion of Messrs Simmons, Boll and Mad -
den are Messrs N. B. Dial, J. O. C.
i Fleming and the other signers to the
call for the stockholders meeting, and
the Laurens Cotton Mills, additionally.
The petition for the injunction sets
forth that the present hoard of direc
tors was duly and legally elected at a
regular annual meeting of the company
and can not bo displaced until the next
regular election. It shows that three
of the defendants named were formerly
directors and after the election of tho
present board they retired from ollice
and made no claim to continue, thereby
conceding the legality of the election.
It is declared that the mills are pros
perous, their organization complete and
the help satisfied and sufficient, all of
which is to the advantage of all the
stockholders. The earnings of the mill
since the last annual meeting are said
to have been $50,000. This condition of
quiet and prosperity, it is claimed,
should not bo disturbed.
On the question of the selling agency
and the commission allowed, which is
alleged to he the primary cause of the
motion to displace the Lucas manage
ment, it is set forth that tho mill is
now under contract with Stevens &
Co., of New York, to sell the products
of the mill upon a commission of 2 per
cent, with the right reserved to tho
mill to make sales direct to customers
when advisable. Under the former
contract with Doering, Milliken & Co.,
the commission charged I ho mill was <1
per cent. It is charged that tho de
fendants, with Hu- purpose of restoring
the agency to Doering, Milliken & Co.,
to tho loss of tho stockholders, have en
tered into an unlawful conspiracy to
displace the present management. In
the pursuance of such conspiracy, it is
alleged, the defendants hired for the
meeting called for last Thursday prox
ies of stockholders, paying $25 per
share for the use of some of these.
It is claimed that Iho con fusion which
would result from the contention he
tweon two boards of directors for con
trol of tho property and t<> the uncer
tainty as to which had authority, would
injure the credit of the mills, disorgan
ize tho h< ? nd possibly irreparably
damage l norests of the stockhold -
The plaint ill's in this proceeding woiv
not parties to the injunction which
stopped,the Milliken stock from par
ticipating in the proceedings of the an
nual meeting. Against the parties to
that proceeding tho Federal courts
have issued an injunction against in
torforing with the Milliken Interests'
holding a meeting or taking other1
course. The present injunction by
Judge Klugh was issued upon an entirely
new petition, without any relation to
the former suit and on behalf of par
ties not named in the other case.
W. I.. Boyd, Laurens, s. c.
Who sells the I,. & M. Paint, says (o
every church, that Longman * Mar
tinez give a liberal quantity of paint,
whenever a church is painted wit Ii I,
A M, Paint, 4 gallons U& m. paint,
and :: gallons of Linseed oil will
a moderate si/.eil house.