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Entered i^t the pos'oOloe at Laurens,
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LAURENS, S. C, Nov. 8, 1905.
THE GIVE-AND-TAKE OFFER.
When the Millikens precipitated the
unfortunate troubles in the Laurens
Mills and had bought large blocks of
stock the suggestion came privately
from sources now identified with the
Millikens that the reasonable and fair
adjustment lay in a give-and-take of
fer. This suggestion came to mind
here in Laurens ?not to the mind of the
Of course we are ready to call names
with time, place and circumstances if
this assertion should be disputed.
As the Lucas people were in posses
sion it seemed fair that the proposition
should come from the other side?that
they should have the option. However,
the war went on. At last the Lucas
crowd made the give-and-take proposi
tion, giving the Millikens the option.
They offered to buy the whole mill at
$170 or sell all their stock at the same
price. The Millikens refused to sell or
to name any price. But there they did
not stop. They intimated that they
might be induced to pay $lt>0 for the
stock of Lucas and his friends.
This means, if it means anything,
that stock in their hands is worth more
than $170, but in any other people's
hands only $100.
Now as long as a coalition exists by
which the Millikens control a majority,
the stock of the minority cannot go up
in price. Nobody will likely buy mi
nority stock. The majority are the only
buyers. As a matter of fact if the
mill were free the stock would be ten
dollars or more higher now than it was
when the Millikens gained control of a
majority; the mill having been prosper
ous. No one will deny that they are
keeping the stock down. They will not
deny it themselves. They are the only
Since the Millikens will not sell, the
burden of proof is on them to show
that they have no unfair object in view.
There is no law to make them sell. Un
der the law the majority may squeeze
the minority; may put the thumb
screws on it; may depress minority
stock. The law does not make this rob
bery. We do not say that the Milli
kens have a wrongful motive in refus
ing any compromise in this matter but
we do say that their conduct and utter
ances as to four per cent commissions
indicates their motive.
But, says an outsider, the Millikens
are not alone; they have allies in Lau
rens. We content ourselves with re
plying that such men as John Madden,
Robert Bell, O. B. Simmons, A. H.
Martin and many others of Laurens, J.
T. Carter of Virginia, all the Charles
ton stockholders and a very large ma
jority in number of all the stockholders
but not in shares (four or five to one
perhaps) are satisfied with Mr. Lucas
and are standing by him.
A man in whom The Advertiser
has confidence and who is with Mr.
Milliken in the fight is Mr. John B.
Cleveland. It is significant that Mr.
Cleveland has tried to effect a compro
mise?that he favored the "give-and
take" proposition. Mr. Cleveland in
this matter acted as The Advertiser
expected. We regret that we differ
from him in this controversy but our
confidence in him has not been shaken.
He is committed to the Milliken side
but he would today be glad to see a
settlement on a basis fair to all sides.
It gives us pleasure to say this of John
B. Cleveland; for we have believed in
him as an honorable gentleman for 25
years and more that we have known of
him and known him.
If a partner have one-third interest
in a firm he can go to the courts and
force a fair settlement. Persons hold
ing one-third of the stock in a corpora
tion can't do it. If the Laurens Mills
were a firm the minority holders could
force a sale of the property and so com
pel the majority to pay full .value for
all of it or else to sell.
We are able to prove by Mr. Milli
ken's own friends that the give-and
take proposition is fair. Yet he rejects
Therefore, we think the time has
come when the minority stock-holders
can bring this affair to the attention of
the whole State and aak the assistance
of the press and the legislature. If the
Millikens can oppress one body of min
ority stock-holders, they can oppress
them in a dozen other mills. It is the
duty of the legislature to devise all pos
sible methods of protection.
We have taken this position only af
ter the rejection of the give-and-take
offer?which almost amounts to a de
claration of intention to oppress.
COTTON AND NEWSPAPER.
Within a month definite information
will be available about the size of the
cotton crop. What the price is going
to be later on we cannot guess but if
we had been of the cotton holders up to
this time we should continue to hold
now?hit or miss. When one has stayed
in a game until it is nearly time for a
show-down, there is no gumption in
We see no reason why cotton should
not bring anywhere from a dollar a
pound down to the present price?which
means that we know nothing about it?
but we think the farmers should stand
to their guns and by their leaders. Jor
dan and Smith have done good work
and deserve support.
When cotton goes to a dollar a pound,
then a pound will buy The Advertiser
for one year in advance and then every
farmer in Laurens will subscribe not
pnly for himself but for his wife and
for each child. In a certain section
along one of the Rabuns where the
children are in pain our subscription
list will increase very rapidly. There
fore the sooner cotton goes to a dollar
a pound the better we shall be pleased.
Meanwhile every farmer in Laurens
should expend nine or ten pounds of
cotton at it's present price on The An
vertiser every year for everybody
knows the paper is worth a dollar a
pound and we are sending out three or
four, may bo five pounds, of Adver
tiser to each subscriber each twelve
months. It is a heavy weight newspa
per and yet light to read.
The Laurens Mill seems to be verita
ble porcupine for the Milliken crowd.
Every time they reach after the crea
ture they get themselves stuck full of
DISPENSARY IN U. S. COURT.
Petition in Union Case Dismissed?An*
other Hearing November 20th.
The argument in Asheville of the
South Carolina Dispensary case, in
which J. G. Howell, of Union, S. C,
seeks to compel the board of control of
Union county to allow him to re-open
the dispensary in Union by claiming
that the Brice Bill, under which the
election which resulted in the dispensary
being closed, is unconstitutional, came
to ??n abrupt end on Tuesday before the
merits of the case were reached. Judge
Pritchard, in Asheville, on his own mo
tion, raised the point that the relief de
manded?a mandamus?would bo im
proper in any event, that writ being
used only to enforce the decree of the
court, and after a brief argument he
dismissed the petition without prejudice.
Immediately thereafter, on motion oi
Howell's attorneys, the court issued o
rule to show cause why a mandatory
injunction should not be granted directed
against the same defendants and in fa
vor of the same complainant. The
hearing was Bet for November 20th be
fore Judge Pritchard, at Richmond.
Ex-Attorney General Bellinger and
R. H. Welch, of Columbia, and Dis
trict Attorney J. G. Capers, of Green
ville, representing the relator: P. V.
Barron, of Union, representing the
board of control; Ex-Congressman Stan
yarne Wilson and Judgcelect D. E.
Hydrick, of Spartanburg, and B. F.
Townsend. V. E. DePass and J. A.
Sawyer, of Union, associated with Mr.
Barron and representing the anti-dis
pensary interests, are participating in
Woman's Farm Work.
Many a farm and farmer would go to
rack and ruin, morally and financially,
were it not for the woman's influence
and the wife's help. The average far
mer and farm are what they are largely
because of the wife. Sound health is
fundamental in human Buccess. Ma
terial and ethical development depend
upon this, for while individuals in poor
health and with feeble digestion may
accomplish much and enjoy life, we all
know that for the mass the vital essen
tial is organism sound and normal from
head to feet.
To properly nourish the body and
wisely to insure its health, physicial
and moral, arc duties in every family
that devolve upen the wife. To fulfill
her duties in this respect, a woman re
quires genius of the highest order, in
tuition, knowledge, experience, tact,
sense, patience, all the attributes of
perfect and successful motherhood and
; womanhood. Few men on the farm un
derstand the qualities possessed by the
women who toil by their sides. Every
woman possesses these qualities to a
degree; life at its best depends upon
the extent to which she is able to de
velop and employ them.
The responsibilities of women are
complex and they must fit themselves
to do their work. The educational needs
of young women who are to do work of
the farm are but feebly realized and
poorly provided for in schools. The
manner in which a woman rises to her
responsibilities on the farm, in view of
her inefficient preparation for her du
ties, is phenomenal. The successful
woman on farm has the most, glorious
success possible in a woman's life.
Woman's work on the farm is just as
important, just as satisfying, as man's.
?The American Farmer.
FELL FROM A BALLOON.
Woman Aeronaut Meets Tragic Death in
Maude Broadwick, wife of Charles
Broadwick, an auronaut with a carnival
company exhibiting at Anderson last
week, fell from a balloon Thursday af
ternoon and was instantly killed. She
is said to have been an experienced bal
loonist and had made one or two ascen
sions herself during the week. Thurs
day evening her husband was to make
the parachute drop, and she was stand
ing by to give the signals to cut the
ropes when all was ready. She gave
the signal and the balloon shot into the
air with the woman hanging to the
ropes between the balloon and the para
chute. After going up between 200 and
300 feet the woman dropped to the
earth and was killed instantly. A thou
sand people witnessed the tragedy. It
is stated in the accounts of the affair
that it may have been a suicide. She
was 22 and a native of Cincinnati.
Cleared for Action.
When tho body is e'eared for action,
by Dr. King's New Life Pill?, you c.m
tell it by the bloom of health on the
cheeks; the brightness of the eyes; the
firmness of the flesh and muscles; the
buoyancy of the mind. Try them. AI
Laurens Drug Co, and Palmetto Drug
Co. Price 26 cents.
To be Reckoned With.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 2.- In a state
ment given out today, President Harvie
Jordan of the Southern Cotton Asso
"The Master Cotton Spinners' federa
tion of Manchester, England, and the
Internal Cotton Spinners of Europe, the
New England and American Cotton
spinners within the past few months
have a*kcd for a conference with offi
cials of the Southern Cotton association
to bring about a closer and more direct
relation with the producers and the es
tablishment of stable prices for the
product. This confererce will be held
either in Europe or Am rica on a date
to be agreed upon in the near future."
Juries and Damage Suits.
When an attorney makes strenuous
efforts to secure a verdict against a
corporation by suggestion to the jury
that the defendant corporation is worth
hundreds of thousands, or perhaps,
millions of dollars, and that the plain
tiff is a poor man, it seems to us, with
out discussing the moral questions in
volved in Buch a transaction, that it is
an insult to any jury in this State, to
oven suggest that they are so narrow,
prejudiced and ignorant that they can
not and will not respect their oath, to
render a verdict according to the law
and evidence, and lo their oath as jury
men, simply because it is a corporation
that is being sued in the Courts.
If any man has a just claim against
a corporation and presents to the jury
facts showing he has law and evidence
on his side to warrant it, the jury
should, in our judgment, return a ver
dict accordingly. But if any one en
ters a suit against a corportion without
sufficient evidence to warrant a verdict
against the corporation, according to
law, and an attorney beclouds the real
facts and by socialistic demagogy and
trickery takes advantage of the known
or supposed prejudices and perhaps ig
norance of a jury, and through these
means secures a verdict, not actually
warranted by the law and evidence in
the caoe, we cannot see the moral differ
ence between such a case and highway
robbery, in which both tho attorney,
the plaintiff and the jury are eqally
responsible. If we are right in the
above, ought any reputable lawyer, or
rather can any reputable lawyer, afford
to be particeps criminis in any such
The Golden Rule ,?gain.
The Golden Rule is the topic of an es
say by William Allen White in "The
Atlantic Monthly," and this paper is
the beginning of a series, in which the
economic morals of our country at this
time will briefly be set down. It is a
good subject, and Mr. White is the man
to tell the tale. He is an optimist, and
yet his eye is clear and his nature with
out fear. He takes his start from his
tory, when "the great mass of the peo
ple had no rights; they had only
wrongs.'' He comes down to our day,
when enough evil remains to make him
exclaim with bitterness, "All the
world knows that it is no crime to
cheat a poor man," whether of oppor
tunity, money, or his vote. The bril
liant and genial Kansas essayest sees
that too frequently the contest with
greed has been waged by jealousy, and
in such a contest greed will win. But
there are other contestants, namely
justice and the truth, and their cause is
not on the ebb. ' 'The party system is
less rigid than it has ever been"; one
great gain. "The people are ceasing
to envy riches"; if true a far deeper
gain. And if anything could teach men
not to envy gold, that rebirth should
come from observing what is going on
in the money centre of the United States
to-day, where once honored names are
becoming a synonym for shame, and
that for one sole cause?that they
cared too much for gold and too little
for that sermon on a hill by which most
of them profess to live. ?Collier's for
Courted Forty-five Years.
A couple that was recently wedded in
Constance, Switzerland, seems to be a
prize winner in the number of years of
courtship and number of letters ex
changed. Hertzfeld, the hridgegroom,
when a young man told his sweetheart
that he was going away and would re
turn to marry her when he had ?20,000.
He kept his word to the letter, and
both remained true to their vows. They
courted forty-live years, and exchanged
three thousand love letters and four
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Ralph F. Fernandez, of Tampa,
Fla., describing his fearful race with
death, as a result of liver trouble and
heart disease, which had robbed me of
sleep and of all interest in life. I had
tried many different doctors and sev
eral medicines but got no benefit until
I began to use Electric Bitters. So
wonderful was their effect, that in three
days I felt like a new man, and today I
am cured of all my troubles." Guar
anteed at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
We have just received a carload of
solid oak, beautifully finished beds and
bedroom suits and they are going at
prices that would be to your interest to
see our line before buying.
S. M. & E. H. VVilkes & Co.
A Few Bouquets
Glenn Springs, S. C,
Oct. 9, 1905.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Co.
1 buy from you is in the
best shape to scatter of any
guano I have ever used.
As long as you keep it up
to its present high standard
I can say that it will be all
right and no one will regret
The acids you make I like
better than any I have ever
used. T. H. WKST,
Pauline, R. F. D. No. 2.
October 9, 1905.
Dear Sirs:?I have used
yotir Fertilizers and like
them so well I shall tise
them again. They are all
right. s. R. Gregory,
Rich, R. F. D. No. 1.
, October 9, 1905.
Gentlemen:?I used your
guano last Spring and i am
making the best crop of cot
ton I have ever made.
j. Ebkr Smith.
P. 0. Draw 78.
SPARTANBURO, ? ? - S. C.
The new comer-for Fall and Winter
wear awaits a call from you. ....
You'll like them?you can't help it. - -
We have a glove to fit your mind's eye
aa well as your feet and your purse.
We've the best $2.50 Shoe made.
We've the beat $3.50 Shoe made.
We've the best $4.00 Shoe made.
We've the best $5.00 Shoe made.
The best of Leather and the best of
All Sizes and Width's.
No one wants to throw away money on
Underwear, even if it's only 50 cents or
$1.00. You can waste money on Under
wear as quickly as on anything, perhaps
quicker, for what looks good fabric is
often "a horse of quite another color."
If you wish to know you are getting
good, honest Underwear, get ours.
Hare you a cold? Look to your Under
We have an intimate knowledge of
what every manufacturer in the United
State can do and is doing in the way of
making Underwear. That's the reason
we have the best, at the lowest price,
consistent with the quality. - . - -
Buy your Underwear at this store. You
can't do better. Don't think you can
do as well..
ALWAYS GOOD WITH
Shoes, Hats and Furnishings
Customer's Shoes Shined Free The One Price Store
THE "BOSS" COTTON PRESS!
SIMPLEST, STRONOCST, BEIT
Thr Murray Ginniwq System
Gin*. Feo?ert, Cundenitr?, Etc. .
GIBBEi MACHINERY CO.
C. N. & L. KallroAd Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 1004 :
No. 62 No. 21 No. 86
1'nnAenger Mixed ex- Freight ?x?
Dally eept Sun- cept Sun
I.v Columbia 11 10 am 6 15 pm 100mm
ar Nowberry 12 36pm 7 06pm 3 46am
ar Clinton 1 22 p m 8 16 p m 6 25 a m
ar Lauren* 1 12 p m 8 46 p m 6 00 a m
No. 53 No. 22 No. 84
Lv Lauren* 2 02 pm 700am 520pm
ar Clinton 2 22 pm 730am 6 00pm
ar Ncwlwrry 3 10 pm 835am 7 05 pm
ar Columbia 4 15 p m 10 80 a m 9 15 p m
C. II. GASQUK. Acont.
This week The Bank of Laurens celebrates its
Tenth Anniversary. It is a matter for congratu
lation that the Bank enters its second decade with
a largely increased business. Its prospects were
never before so flattering; and the management
begs to thank the public most heartily for its
generous patronage. ::::::
Capital $50,000. Undivided Profits, $20,000. Deposits, $200,000.
The Bank of Laurens
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. PLUSS, Cashier. W. P. CAINR, Assistant Cashier.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2- 46 "
Ar Augusta 5:20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35 pm
Ar Allendalc 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7: 40 "
Ar Beau ford 6:30 "
Ar Port Royal 6:40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45 "
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20"
Arrivals:?Train No. l, 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 6:40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1:30pm.
C. II. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
(i. T. Bryan, Gen'l Agt. Grencville S.C.
Krnest Williams, Gen, Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
Every Young Man Who Wants to
Dress Fashionably at Little Cost
is cordially invited to come here and see the
fine quality, stylishly tailored Autumn Suits
and Overcoats we are offering at moderate
Recause we make the outfitting of young
men a serious study; and carry in stock only
such styles and fabrics suited to the tastes of
young fellows from 14 to 19 years, you will
find here only the most exclusive smart gar
ments, perfect in every detail of fashion,
finish and fit.
Come on our invitation to see the excep
tional values we are offering this Kail, and
try on as many garments as you like?we
won't make you uncomfortable if you don't
Here is a hint of some of the matchless
Suits and Overcoats awaiting your inspec
Hen's Sack Suits at $8 to $20.
Whatever your price limit may be, from $8
to $20, you arc sure to find something here
that will suit you to perfection. Roth single
and double-breasted Sacks of latest cut?ex
actly like the custom-tailors' make?beauti
fully tailored and finished throughout, and an
absolutely perfect fit guaranteed in every size.
Hen's Overcoats from $7 to $20.
Whether you select one at $7 or one at $20
you are sure of correct style and of materials
that will give you satisfactory service. The
difference in price is due to the quality of the
fabric, lining and trimmings. Roth single
and double-breasted models are here for your
choosing in warm overcoatings in plain black
Boys' Fashionable Suits and Overcoats in a Great Variety of Attractive Styles at
$1.75 to $5.00
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
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 hnevaricty of
;/ * t' y \ , ' >
Although they are what are called
GOLD-PILLKD chains, they are in
every essential particular as good
as the more costly all-gold. Your
inspection of these is especially
invited. : : : : : : : :
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
cond hand books at the
The County Treasurer's Books will
he open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1904 at the Treasurer's Oflice, from
October 15th to December 31st 1905.
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1900, with one per cent, addi
tional; those who prefer paying in Feb
ruary, 1906, can do so with 2 per eent.
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 eall for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not be attached.
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 send them early
as the Treasurer is very busy during
the month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax, 51., mills
County Ordinary, 3 * nulls
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, ;? mills
Total, 15'2 mills
Laurens Special School 3f mills
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
mountain Inn, 4 nMHs
Kkom, 2 1?
Waterloo, _ ?
Cross Hill, 3
All able-bodied male citizens bet\ v,ui
the ages of 21 and 60 years are nable
to pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who arc 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 COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 26, 1905-td.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. toB p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise 11 ink and Todd Omce Build
L A u U EN S , S. O.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
N. II. Dial.
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W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LA0RKN8, 8. C.