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Entered at the postofllce at Laurens,
8. C, as sreond class mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C, Nov. 22, 1905.
AN EXPLODED EFFORT.
The effort of S. M. Milliken of New
York to destroy the reputation of W.
E. Lucas as a cotton mill operator
by means of an affidavit in which
he repudiated his own acta and
adv'ces in regard to the Laurens Cot
ton Mills may now be said to have
been exploded again. Two or three of
fers have been made, at different times
by different parties, to buy the Milliken
stock, leaving to the Millikens the op
tion of naming a price. Of course
everybody knows that W. E. Lucas in
dividually could not buy the stock. He
is comparatively a poor man.
No man who is not an idiot will main
tain that a man who has not an excep
tional reputation for ability and hon
eaty could attract to his support cap
italists who are eager to back him with
three or four or five hundred thousand
dollars and more at any time.
Let the men here in Laurens who
criticize Mr. Lucas, some of them in
dividually worth in money two or three
tirr.es what ho is worth, step out into
the open and try to buy or build a few
cotton mills. Mark what we say?it's
a mogul engine to a monkey wrench
that the Millikens won't back them for
a punched quarter. The Millikens are
using them for other purposes. When j
the Millikens are done with tham, the
Millikens who laugh at them now, will j
dump them into the trash basket.
More than all, the Laurens Cotton
Mills, built under the direction of Mr.
Lucas, who to our personal knowledge
used to got up before daylight to see it
built well and economically, is here with
its record to say whether or not the
great confidence he enjoys has been
Mr. S. M. Milliken has said under
oath in the course of the Laurens Mills
litigation that his house could not do
the services that it had been doing for
less than the four and three per cent
rate that it had been charging.
The leading financial authority in
America, the New York Journal of Com
merce, reports that the mill agents gen
erally in New York admit that it is only
a matter of time when the Southern Mills
in sound financial condition will cease to
pay four per cent and that at present a
general breaking up of the four per
cent system is impending.
We could name at least five South
Carolina mills, including several with
which Mr. Lucas has no connection,
which since his rebellion against the
methods of the Millikens, have suc
ceeded in getting their commission rate
reduced to two per cent and many
more which are now paying three per
Mr. Lucas has won his fight?though
it may be that the Millikens will be
able to wreak their private vengeance
Taking Mr. Milliken's sworn state
ment in his answer to the Lucas com
plaint as true, it seems his house will
have trouble in doing business in the
South in future ?with such mills as the
house does not control by buyiny a ma
jority of the stock.
Everybody knows that the profits are
good in eleven cents cotton. The South
ern Cotton Growers knew that when
they made eleven the minimum for
The Advertiser has said for 15
years that all men are infants in pre
dicting cotton prices. We do not say
now that cotton will not bring fifteen
cents in a few weeks. But if we had
cotton, we would take no risks, because
we could sell now and salt down a com
fortable profit with prices at the pres
ent notch. If Mr. Jordan means to
elevate his sights each time that cot
ton moves to a slightly higher level,
his advice will come to be disregarded,
for the public will deny its sincerity.
Meanwhile, the present prices are
based upon the expectation in the North
of a small crop. In South Carolina a
good crop has been made?not the
s emormous crop that was made last year
but a very fair crop.
A man who owes no money and has
cotton may keep it, if he likes. That
is speculation and speculation in itself
is not not an offence. It is merely
dangerous. The man who is out of
debt can afford to lose five dollars the
bale and he may gain five dollars the
bale. At all events he may have the
pleasure that a mild speculation brings.
But the advice of Mr. Harvie Jordan
to hold for 15 cents is worth about as
much as any Laurens farmer's opinion
and no more.
MRS. MARTHA ORR PATTERSON.
In the death in California of Mrs.
Martha Orr Patterson the people of
South Carolina have suffered a pro
found loss. She was a gifted woman,
lovable, full of tact, accomplished and
endowed with rare intellectual talents.
These talents she unstintedly gave to
the service of her people. In late years
she had been working assiduously for
the establishment by the state of a re
formatory for youthful criminals?an
institution to which The Advertiser
has heretofore referred as being greatly
needed. It is not unlikely, that had she
lived, at the coming session of the Gen
eral Assembly her efforts would have
been realized. We still hope that her
plans will be carried into effect.
Mrs. Patterson has been active in the
Woman's Federation of Clubs and she
hai been perhaps more helpful in tho
direction of its work upon lines of real
improvement than any other South
Mrs. Patterson was a daughter of the
late Governor Jumes L. Orr and a sis
ter of the lato Col. J. L. Orr, president
of Piedmont Mills.
JUDGE MEMMINQER'S ORDER.
Declining to Hear Motto? to Dissolve
Judge Klugh's Injunction.
In declining to hear argumenta on the
motion to dissolve Judge Klugh's re
cent order enjoining the Milliken fac
tion from holding a stockholders' meet
ing for the purpose of electing a board
of directors for the management of the
Laurens Cotton Mills, Judge R. W.
Memrninger, before whom the motion
was made at Saluda lost Monday, issued
the following order:
"This is a motion on notice to dissolve
an injunction granted by Judge Klugh
at Abbeville un Oct. 28, 1905, on va
rious grounds set out with the notice of
"Judge Klugh's order enjoins the de
fendants against performing sundry
acts and gives the plaintiffs leave to
apply for a modification or revocation
of the same after eight days notice be
fore me at my chambers.
"The preliminary question is made
upon my right to hear this motion. I
have been cited to various sections of
the code and decisions of our courts in
support of this latter motion and the
main ground taken is that the order is
practically a rule to show cause re
turnable, strictly according to its ex
press wordings before Judge Klugh
himself, and that I cannot, although
the new presiding judge in this circuit,
hear the motion and grant the relief
sought thereunder without entirely ig
noring Judge Klugh's order and prac
tically undertaking to determiue an ap
peal therefrom and violating the clearly
written law which prohibits one circuit
judge from reviewing or reversing the
actions of another.
"As against this preliminary motion
?nd cn behalf of the defendants it is
urged that Judge Klugh's order is
merely a temporary injunction or an
injunction granted without notice and
under section 246 of the code may upon
notice before me, as the presiding judge
of this circuit, be considered, revoked
or modified as sought in the motion,
paper herein, and that words 'before
me at my chambers' in Judge Klugh's
order cannot restrict the rights given
generally by law undor said section of
"It seems to be a fact in the case
that Judge Klugh is now at Abbeville
at his home between the actual sitting
of courts in the seventh circuit, in
which he is now presiding judge. Both
views of this question, however antag
onistic they may be, have strong,
logical and earnest support in the ar
guments of the lawyers who have pre
sented them. I carefully deliberated
the matter over night after the hearing
and would be glad to weigh even more
carefully and longer except that the
exigencies of the situation seem to de
mand an immediate decision this morn
"What special reason Judge Klugh
had foi so expressing distinctly his own
personal control over this order, I do
not know and cannot attempt to ascer
tain. AU I can say is that it is written
in his order and unless the right for me
to ignore the same most clearly ap
peared, I am not willing to strain the
point to do so.
"Upon consideration of the matter
generally therefore, I must sustain
the preliminary motion and hold that I
cannot proceed with the consideration
of the motion to dissolve Judge Klugh's
order of Oct. 28, 1905, and it is so or
Saved by Dynamite.
Sometimes, a flaming city is saved by
dynamiting a space that fire can't
cross. Sometimes, a cough hangs on so
long, you feel as if nothing but dyna
mite would cure it. Z. T. Gray, of Cal
houn, Ga., writes: "My wife had a very
aggravated cough, which kept her
awake at nights. Two physicians
could not help her; so she took Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, Coughs and Colds, which eased
her cough, gave her sleep, and finally
cured her. Strictly scientific cure for
bronchitis and La Grippe. At Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co., price
0 cents and $1.00. Trial bo ttles free.
Medical Society Meets Nov. 25.
The annual meeting of the Laurens |
County Medical Society will be held at |
Laurens, on Monday, the 25th of Nov.
inst. Officers for the ensuing year will
be elected, and other matters of great j
importance to the profession will be
considered. It is hoped that every phys
ician in the county, who is a wellwisher
of his profession, will be on hand
promptly at 11 o'clock, a. m.
Job J. Boozer,
R. E. Hughes, President
L. & M. Paint. Lead and zinc non
chalkable. Wears and covers like gold.
Sold by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
feuath* ^Ilw Kind ftu Haw Always Bwtft
United States of America,
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
In the District Court?In Bankruptcy.
In the matter of J. R. Hamilton, Bank
Pursuant to an order of Julius H.
Heyward, Referee in Bankruptcy, in
the above stated matter, dated Oct. 27,
1905, I will sell to the highest bidder,
at public outcry, before the door of the
County Courthouse, in the City of
Laurens, South Carolina, on the First
Monday in December, A. D. 1905, be
ing the 4th day of the month, the fol
lowing described real estate:
"All that certain tract, piece or par
col of land, situate, lying and being in
Laurens county, South Carolina, con
taining Five Hundred and Fifty (560)
Acres more or less, bounded by lands
of J. II. Sullivan, estate of Harrison
McDaniel, estate of Thomas Coats,
Union Church, John Hamilton, the Cald
well tract, and lands of Andy Philips,
known as the 'Government Lands' be
longing to James R. Hamilton;" on the
following terms, to wit:
One-half of the purchase money to be
paid in cash on tho day of sale, with in
terest on the credit pertion at the rate
of eight (8) per cent, per annum until
I paid, said credit portion to be secured
by the bond of tne purchaser and a
mortgage of the 'premises sold, with
leave to the purchaser to pay all cash
on the day of sale if he should desire to
do ?<o; the purchaser to pay for all pa
The said lands will he sold in five
separate tracts, the plats of which may
be seen at the office of Simpson, Cooper
& Babb, Laurens, South Carolina.
R. A. COOPER,
Dated I5th November, 1905.
Plaas to Hold 3,000,000 Bales.
New Orleans. Nov. 15.?Following
the arrival of President Harvie Jordan,
the Southern Cotton Association today
perfected planB for taking off the mar
ket 3,000,000 bales of cotton by means
of a series of pledges which the farm
ers will sign themselves, stating their
name and address and the amount
of cotton they will thus hold. The
cotton held will not be sold for less
than 15 cents according to the pledges.
A representative of tho association is to
be sent into every one of the 817 cot
ton producing counties of the ctftton
belt at once. When the pledges are
Bigned they will be sent to tho central
office of tho association in Atlanta.
President Jordan says that half of
the crop has already been sold at an
average of 10 cents and the spinners
must have all the remainder. He be
lieves that 16 cents for the remainder
is a fair price and it will only average
the spinners 12 1-2 cents while they
have based all their calculations on 14
Cleared for Action.
When the body iB cleared for action,
by Dr. King's New Life Pills, you can
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. At
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
Co. Price 25 cents.
41 Acres just outside incorporated
limits of city of Laurens, beautiful cot
tage, servant house and good out build
ings at a bargain.
One seven room house in the city of
400 acres at Madden Station, 250 in
cultivation and balance in forest, with
good 7 room dwelling, good outbuildings
and six tenant houses.
400 acres one mile from Madden, good
dwelling, three tenant houses and out
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, good out
buildings, mineral spring on place, two j
miles of Ora, S. C.
Three lots, 32 acres, 85 acres and 58
acres within the incorporated limits of
the town of Laurens. Will sell lots
separately or the three as a whole.
Terms made easy.
446 acres, beautiful 8-room dwelling,
good outbuildings, 5 tenant houses; 160
acres in cultivation, fine bottom lands,
balance in forest; within 2 1-2 miles of
Lanford Station; a beautiful county
home; easy terms.
500 acres in four miles of the city of
Abbeville Court House with good im
provements and a fine brick yard, at a
55 acres of land near town of Foun
One house and lot, 4$ acres land in
town of Fountain Inn. Also lot of 12
Nice residence in town of Fountain
Inn, 4 acres of land and out buildings.
House and lot of 2 acres in Fountain
602 acres of land, beautiful residence
and eight tenant houses, with 20 acres
within the incorporated limits of town
140 acres in one mile of town of
One modern residence, on Peachtree
St., in town of Woodruff.
One dwelling and two acres of land
in town of Woodruff.
Beautiful eight room house on Main
Street of Woodruff.
One dwelling, on Main Street, with
nine bed rooms, parlor, cook room,
dining room and closets, 70 acres of
land, good outbuildings in town of
One gin outfit, 20-horse power engine,
two 60-saw Pratt gins, and press suc
tion elevator. $600.00.
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam Creek,
near Lanford half mile from rail road,
with corn and wheat mill in good runn
ing order, casacity 200 bushels a day;
good rock quarry, and survey for yarn
mill has been made on place.
247 acres with good 4 room house,
good out buildings, 125 acres in cultiva
tion, lot of oak and 1500 cords of pine,
two miles Enorce M'F'G. Co.
2 lots 1-4 acres each, dwelling on lot
no. 1, in town of Fountain Inn.
178 acres of land with two good dwell
ings and splendid well of water near Mt.
Olive Church, Waterloo township.
2 acres suitable building lots, located
in Jersey, city of Laurens.
1 lot acre, granite store house, town
3 acres land dwelling and store house
on Sloan street, town of Clinton.
1 six room house and 3-4 acre lot,
main street Clinton.
1 five room house, 3 1-2 acres land on
sloan street, Clinton.
One 2 acre lot, suitable for building
lots, on East Main street, in Laurens at
One house and lot, 4 acres, in town of
Woodruff, on Sawmill Street.
112 acres, with dwelling and out
buildings, 70 acres in cultivation, 10
acres fine bottoms on Reedy River,
near Rabun Creek Church.
20 acres on North Rabun Creek, 20
horse water power, with wheat and corn
mill, gin house and outfit; known as
Nash's Old Mill place, at a bargain.
2 acre lot and nice 5 room house, at a
bargain on Conway Avenue, Laurens,
One nice six room dwelling, good
building, 2 acres, 1 acre front on Peach
tree street, in Woodruff.
2 1-4 acres, suitable for building lots,
on Sullivan street, City of Laurens.
424 acres at Hobbyville, Spartanburg
county, good dwelling, tenant houses,
store and post office, at a bargain.
A beautiful 5-room house and 4 acres
of land in Gray Court.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C.
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
I- E. Hay* & Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garment* Made Strictly
to Your Mensur?
at moderate price*. 500 itvle* of foreign
and domettic fabric* from which to choose.
Ask your dealer to ?how you our line, or tf
not represented, wrlto to us for particulars.
I~ E. HAYS <& CO.
The Reason Why
The Reason Why Our Business shows a steady increase month
by month is not far to seek. Thrifty people buy where money
has the greatest Purchasing Power, provided the Goods
are satisfactory. Our reputation guarantees the
QUALITY, Our Prices speak for themselves.
54. inch wide, Broad Cloth, Black and Colors, - - $1.00
50-inch wide, Ladies Cloth, Black, Navy and Green, .75
52-inch wide, Sicilians, nothing better for skirts, - .50
27-inch wide, Flanklin Tweed, a heavy fabric for
Walking Skirts only, .25
36-inch wide, Henrietta, Black and Colors, .25
Double width Dress Goods, .... 121c. and. 15
Our Millinery Department
Is right up-to-date. The Season's latest showings in both
Ready-to-wear and Made-to-order Hats.
Prices to suit.
Underwear and Hosiery
Ladies Heavy Fleeced Vests and Pants, - 25 cts and 50 cents
Ladies Heavy Fleeced Union Suits, 50 cents
Hisses Heavy Fleeced Union Suits, 25 cents
Extra Heavy Ribbed Hose, - - - - = 15 cents
Boys' Bicycle Hose, ------ 25 cents
Ask to see Fay Stockings for Women, Boys and Girls.
A FEW SPECIALS.
All Wool Red Flannel, : 15c. to 25 cts I Heavy Outing, : : 5c, 8c. and 10 cts
Lovely Flannelette, : 8c. and 10 cts Big Line of Golf Gloves, 15c, 25c, 50 cts
Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs 5 cents to 25 cents.
Come and see us. Prompt and courteous attention whether
you buy or not.
A Man Well Satisfied is Not a Standing Ad
But a Walking and Talking One.
_WE HAVE MANY SUCH._
Moore, S. C, Nov. 3rd, 1905.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Company,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Gentlemen: ?It gives me pleasure to state that I have
had dealings with your company in the fertilizer business
for quite a number of years. The fertilizer has given me
entire satisfaction, and my business transactions have been
entirely satisfactory. Yours truly,
A. J. MONTGOMERY, Spartanburg, No. a.
Spartanburg, S. C, Route No. 2, Nov. 6th, 1905.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Company, Spartanburg, S. C
Dear Sirs:?I am satisfied that your fertilizers are the
best on the market. Yours very truly,
_E. F. WALL.
SPARTANBURQ FERTILIZER CO.,
P. t>. Draw 78. SPARTANBURO, S. C.
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Notice to Planters *
At this Bcason of the year all eyes are 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 that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we are
justly proud of and can rcconmmend, 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 are right for small
or large buyers at
' W W SA i|? mm\ W m\Yi N*/ s*/ say *
Some of the
users of typewrit
ers in this country,
use Fox Typewriters ex
clusively. Here are a few of them:
Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co . Chicago, 111.
Fred Macey & Co., Ltd., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Regina Music Box Co., New York, N. Y.
National Sewing Machine Co., Belvidere, 111.
C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Ind.
C. B. & Q. Railway, Chicago, II!.
These people have only purchased the Fox
after a most careful investigation.
We wouid be pleased to place one in your
office on free trial.
Other machines taken in part payment.
FOX TYPEWRITER CO.
Executive Office and Factory
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Branch Office* ana Dealcrc In Principal eitle*.
SOUTHERN SCALE & FIXTURE CO,
State Agents, Columbia, S. C.
W. P. HUDQENS, Local Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
Dr. H. T. Ball, j
Will be in Office Every Day
Room No, 2?Cannon Building.
Fountain Inn, - - - S. C.
N. B. Dial. A. U. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd OfHoe Build
L* A TT ft KN 8 ? S. O.
There Are Styles
As well as in clothes. The lat
est in women's watches arc ,iow
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-FILLKD 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
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
The County Treasurer'} Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1904 at the Treasurer's Office, from
October 15th to December 31st 1905.
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January. 1906, with one per cent, addi
I 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
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, 5's mills
County Ordinary, 3 mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, 3 mills
Total, 15)* mills
Laurens Special School 3} mills
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 4 mills
Ekom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, 3 mills
Mountville, 24 mills
Clinton, 3 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 be paid at
the time as atated above.
J. H. COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 26, 1905?td.
j 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 "
i a Daily
Lv Augusta 2:36 pm
Ar Allcndalc 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4: 41 ??
Ar Charleston 7: 40 "
Ar Reauford 6: 30 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45 "
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
Lv Laurens 2:07pirVJ
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
, . Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00nm
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20 *'
AaniVAl.s:-Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.SY.daily.
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens. S. C.
G. T. Bryan, GenM Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.