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TO REDUCE HOURS.
Conference of Mill Men Adopt Resolu
tions to This Effect?Also One Re
quiring Compulsory Education.
A conference most important in its
bearings upon the industrial progress
of South Carolina was held Tuesday in
Greenville at the board of trade rooms.
There were present 73 mill presidents
of South Carolina representing 2,836,000
spindles, or more than two-thirds of
the spindles of the state. The result of
the meeting was the organization of
the Cotton Manufacturers' Association
of South Carolina.
The conference adopted resolutions of
vital importance to the mill interests.
One of these was that the hours of
work per week be reduced from 66 to
60, the change to be made gradually
and extending over several years, and
the wages of operatives not to be de
creased consequent upon the reduction
in time. The first change in hours will
bo made July 1, 1906.
Another important resolution was
that a committee be appointed to re
quest the legislature to enact three
new laws: One requiring compulsory
education in South Carolina of all chil
dren under 12 years of age, another for
registration of all births, and a third
requiring a certificate of marriage in
The conference also went on record
as endorsing the state law limiting the
age of children employed in the mills to
twelve years and over, and pledging
strict observance of it.
J. A. Brock of Anderson, was, on
motion of Captain E. A. Smyth, called
to the chair, and J. I. Westervelt of
Greenville, was requested to act as sec
Captain Smyth then introduced a se
ries of resolutions which were referred
to a committee of resolutions consisting
of Captain Smyth, as chairman; and L.
W. Parker of Greenville; V. M. Mont
gomery of Spartanburg, president of
the Pacolet Manufacturing Co.; Thos.
Barrett, Jr., of Augusta, Ga., president
of the Langley Mill, the Bath Manu
facturing Co., and the Clearwater
Bleachery, all in South Carolina, and
Z. T. Wright of Newberry, president of
the Newberry Cotton Mills.
The conference then adjourned for an
hour, where a beautiful collation was
served by the Greenville mill officials
and their lady friends. At the second
session of the conference held at 2.30
o'clock, the committee reported the fol
lowing resolution, which was adopted:
"Resolved, That a permanent or
ganization be effected, and a committee
to nominate officers for that purpose to
report at a meeting to be held on June
28, the place of meeting to be named
The following resolutions were also
reported by the committee on re
solutions and were adopted by the con
ference and speak for themselves:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
this conference that the running time of
the cotton mills in South Carolina be
voluntarily reduced by the mill man
agers on July 1, 1906 to 64 hours per
week, and on July 1, 1908, to 62 hours
per week, and on July 1, 1910, to 60
hours per week. The mill managers
recognize that for many reasons it is
best both for the employes and for
the corporations that this reduction to
60 hours should be gradual and extend
over a period of years.
"Resolved, That this conference urge
upon all the cotton manufacturers in
South Carolina to continue to carefully
observe the age law limi*:ng the em
ployment of children to those of 12
years of age and older, and forbidding
the employment except under lawful
conditions, of children under 12 years
"Resolved, That this conference of
cotton mill manufa :turers earnestly ap
prove the passage of a compulsory
school law in South Carolina to apply
to all children under 12 years of age,
and also recommend the enactment of
a law requiring the registration of all
births in South Carolina, and also a
law requiring marriage certificates be
fore any ceremony can be performed in
"Resolved, That the chairman of this
conference appoint a committee of
seven who shall prepare a circular let
ter to be printed and placed on the desk
of each senator and member of the
house of representatives of the S^uth
Carolina legislature urging upon them
the enactment of these three laws.
"Resolved, That it is the judgment
of this meeting that there should be no
change made in the wages of the em
ployees at this time consequent upon
the change of hours so proposed; enab
ling thereby such operatives as work by
the day to secure the amount of wages
for the shortened days as they would
have secured for the longer day; it be
ing the hope of the manufacturers here
assembled that piece workers will be
able to secure, through increased en
ergy consequent upon the shortened
hours of labor, the same amount of
wages during the shorter time lhat they
have previously earned.
A Miraculous Cure.
The following statement by H. M.
Adams and wife, Henrietta, Pa., will
interest parents and others. "A miracu
lous cure has taken place in our home.
Our child had eczema 5 years and was
pronounced incurable, when we read
about Electric Bitters, and concluded to
try it. Before the second bottle was all
taken wc noteced a change for the bet
ter, and after taking 7 bottles he was
completly cured." It's the up-to-date
blood medicine and body building tonic.
Guaranteed. 50c and $1.00 at Palmetto
Drug Co. and Laurens Drug Co.
Ekoms News Items.
Ekom, June 11.?The farmers are
very busy now, and so far as we know
they have had very little trouble with
Gardens are doing well, and we are
now having Irish potatoes, beans, etc.,
Miss Janie Belle Stribling and her
brother, of Abbeville, visited the fam
ily of Mr. Elihu Moore last week.
Messrs. Lonie Moore and Otis Martin,
of Honea Path, spent Saturday night
and Sup' /1 with their parents here.
Dr. j ^Godfrey was up to see his
broth* , ?r. Y. A. Godfrey, Sunday.
He was accompanied by Mr. B. Y. Cul
bertson, of Maddens.
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
"THE DEAR OLD DAYS."
Gimme back the dear old days?all the
boys in line?
"Boy stood on the burnin' deck," and
"Bingen on the Rhinet"
"Twas midnight; in his guarded tent"
?we spoke it high and low,
While Mary troted out that lamb
"whose fleece was white as snow!"
Gimme back tho dear old days that
Mem'ry loves to keep.
With "Pilot 'tis a fearful night-there's
danger on the deep!"
The old-time, awkward gestures?the
jerk, meant for a bow:?
Wo said that "Curfew should not ring,"
but Lord! it's ringin' now!
Gimme back the dear old days?the
pathway through the dells
To the schoolhouse in the blossoms; the
sound of far-off bells
Tinklin' 'crost tho meadows; the song
of the bird an' brook;
The old-time dictionary, an' the blue
back snellin' book!
Gone, like a dream, forever!?a city's
hid the place
Where stood the old log schoolhouse;
an' no familiar face
Is smilin' there in welcome beneath a
mornin' sky:? ?
There's a bridge acrost tho river; an'
we've crossed, an' said "Goodby!"
-F. L. S.
"When a man keeps complainin' dat
he ain' had no opportunity in life,"
said Uncle Eben, ''you kind o' wonder
whether he ain' too busy kicking to no
tice an opportunity if it comes along."
Wigg?I don't believe he ever told
the truth in his life.
Wagg?If he ever did he tried to lie
out of it. ?Philadelphia Record.
"You're her brother, aren't you?"
"Well, in a way."
"No, by rejection. "?Cleveland Lead
"Yes," said the fair young girl,
everybody says I'm just the picture of
"Well," replied the gallant youth,
"you're certainly a flattering picture."
A LOVE IDYL.
The Kansas papers, discussing rural
love, relates a homely idyl, such as
Theocritus never sang, about a love af
fair "Oklahoma Dave" Payne once had.
Payne lived on a farm when a boy, and
his raiment consisted of a linsey sack
with holes for his head and arms. He
was deeply in love with a neighbor
farm girl. One evening he went over
and sparked the girl while she was
milking the cow. She sat on one side
of the cow and he squatted on the other
so he could look her in the eye while
she milked. Dave felt his love for the
girl growing rapidly. It affected the
boy in a peculiar way. Something
warm would chase itself up and down
his spinal column. It was a new sensa
tion, and in his inexperience he was
sure it was love. Just when the sensa
tion v as the greatest the girl re
marked: "Davie, the calf is chewing
the back out of your sock."
Long Tcnneessee Fight.
For twenty years W. Ii. Rawlsof Bells,
Tenn., fought nasal catarrh. He writes;
"The swelling and soreness inside my
nose was fearful, till I began applying
Bueklcn .i Arnica Salve to the sore sur
face: this caused the soreness and swell
ing to disappear, never to return."
Best salve in existence. 25c at Palmetto
Drug Co. & Laurens Drug Co.
Favor K. of P. Libraries.
Charleston, June 6.?Grand Chancel
lor M. Rutledgc Rivers of the Knights
of Pythias has come out in favor of the
estabiibhment of libraries at castle
halls, or under uik. charge of the lodges
throughout the State, making this one
of the features of this policy in the first
address that he has made to a lodge
since his recent elevation to the office.
Mr. Rivers asks the co-operation of all
lodges in the establishment of the libra
ries, and will doubtless issue an address
later to all the lodges on this feature of
the work which he thinks will redound
to the good and credit of the order.
Don't be fooled and made to believe
that rheumatism can be cured with lo
cal appliances. Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea is the only positive cure for
rheumatism. 25 cents, Tea or Tablets.
Ask your druggit ta.
Lisbon Crop?Talk and Personals.
Lisbon, June 9.? We had a severe
washing rain last Sunday. You have
heard of washout in places,but washouts
occurred in every place in this commu
nity, and much damage was done to the
growing crops. Some will have to
plant their entire corn crop over on the
little branch bottoms, which was grow
ing very nicely, and promised to make
a good yield. The harvest is about
over, and it looks like it will be better
than for years. The first planting of
cotton is looking very nice, though last
Sunday's rain has made the stands very
Gardens and melons are looking very
fine. We expect to have melons by the
4th of July. Everybody seems to have
cabbages for sale, but no place to
market them. In the winter we had to
give two and a half cents per pound for
them, now we can't sell ours for one
cent each, so they say.
The good people of Lisbon church
made a nice little sum for the benefit
of the church last Friday evening.
J. T. A. Ballew lost a very fine cow
Mr. W. P. Morris has just returned
from Charlotte, N. C, where he spent
several days with relatives and friends.
Miss Ella Tcague has gone to Ala
bama with her grandmother, Mrs. T. S.
Teague, to visit Mrs. Mattie Teague
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Milam, of Cole
Point, spent last Tuesday with Mr. Mi
The candidates are coming around oc
casionally, and we expect a warm time
??The Home Paper."
(From The Edgefleld Chronicle.)
There are three good weekly news
papers in Edgefleld county, and every
man in the county should take at least
one of them. It matters not how many
other papers you take, do not do with
out your "home paper." It stands up
for your interests and your rights fifty
two weeks in every year. It sympa
thizes with you in your afflictions, re
joices with you in your prosperity, and
its columns a,re open at all times for
the advancement and uplifting of the
The local paper advertises your busi
ness, your schools, your numerous so
cieties, and in short, prints the thou
sand and one items in which you are in
terested during the year.
It is your home paper that records
your birth, publishes your marriage and
chronicles your death. It is with you
in everything and watches over you
with eager solicitude all the time. It
tells when you come and go, when your
house burns down, or when you build a
new one; when your girl has the mumps
or your boy the measles; how much the
little angel weighs on arrival; warns
you against slick artists, greasy-pig
games and gold brick schemes; and if
you experience a streak of hard luck, or
happen to take on too much tea, or get
pasted wibh the rolling pin at home,
"mums the word."
If you have a boy off at school, send
him the paper. If you have a daughter
married and living in a distant town,
send her what she will appreciate more
Hum any other gift you could possibly
bestow?the home paper. Send the
home paper to some friend or relative
who has moved away to a distant State,
or to another county. If you like the
paper and it strikes you that the editor
is striving to give you the best weekly
paper he can possibiy put out, tell your
friends and neighbors about it and ask
them if they wouldn't like to have it
for a year.
If some one tells you that the local
paper isn't worth five cents a year,
don't argue the point with him. He may
have a grievance, and the opinion he
entertains of the editor may be entirely
mutual, or the poor fellow may be shy
in the upper story. An editor some
times catches a man with a'cold back,
or he may happen to know that a cer
tain man isn't "on the square" and
says so, or perchance, he refuses to
play in some fellow's back-yard. In
either instance, it must not be expected
that the grieved party will blow the
editor's horn. Furiosus furore suo puni
A Western Wonder.
There's a Hill at Bowie, Tex,, that's
twice as big as last year. This wonder
is W. L. Hill, who from a weight, of 90
pounds has grown to over 180. lie says:
"I suffered with a terrible cough, and
doctors gave me up to die of consump
tion. I was reduced to 90 pounds, when
I began taking Dr. King's New discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds.
Now, after taking 12 bottles, I have
more than doubled in weight and am
completely cured. "Only sure Cough and
Cold cure. Guaranteed bv Palmetto Drug
Co. and Laurens Drug Co. Trial bot
Every youth would like to attain suc
cess, honor and influence. But nearly
every one fails. Why? Because there
are difficulties in the way. What are
these difficulties? The things that pre
vent achievement ?the hard things.
What is the customary way of treating
them? To dodge them or slur them.
Why should that be the common way?
Because it is the easy way, of course.
Put down in a little book the hard
things that you dodge or slur in twenty
four hours, and study them .*i little.
You are in school and the first thing
that strikes you in the morning is a
difficult problem in mathematics, sci
ence, or translation. There are a dozen
different ways of getting around it, all
easier than to conquer it. You are in
an office and a knotty question in ac
counts comes up. It will take an hour
to master it, but only a minute to get
an older head to help out. You are at
home, and suddenly some trifle irritates
the temper. Every one knows it is
easier to indulge it than to control it.
A sudden temptation comes among a
group of good fellows. To yield is
easy; to resist is hard. So it follows
that surrender to obstacles is the rule;
successful resistance, the exception.
But here and there a young man does
overcome. He triumphs, and we recog
nize a master. He acquires the con
quering habit, and presently we find
him rejoicing in the strength that comes
from repeated and easy victories. Af
ter that his course through the world,
in whatever vocation he engages, is
natural conquest, and the fellows who
weakly yielded when difficulties arose
arc the material he builds on.
There seem to be two ways only of
dealing with hard things. First, is to
succumb. Yield to the tired feeling.
Give up mathematics because it is
tough. Drop history because it's dull.
Give up the fight for the top in busi
ness because it takes so much effort.
Follow this line of surrender two or
three years, then examine your back
bone. Test your mind, your moral
strength, your conscience. See how
your whole capacity for achievement
has been weakened until you are incap
able, perhaps forever, like most of the
weaklings around you.
But try first the other thing. Grapple
the first difficulty that comes up.
Wrestle til! you down it, if it takes till
break of day. Get on top of it with
both feet. First the bear, then the
lion, then (ioliath. (David worked up
by degrees to the giant.) Master the
problem in mathematics, and know the
joy of victory; the hard things in other
studies, and see what tonic to the mind;
the hardest thing in your day's work at
office or shop, and see how strong you
will he for the next day; the tempta
tion that assails you, and feel the joy
Do all this faithfully until it becomes
a habit. Then seo how strong your
mind has become, how secure your con
science, how you jump ahead in your
work, how you grow to be a maiter of
men. The world yields to such a spirit
Commence to-morrow morning the ob
stacle conquering habit. If it fails you
in a year or two of honest effort, go
back to the habit of surrender before
difficulties, and take your place with the
great mass of nrtm who wearily hold
aloft the banner of defeat. Top or
Bottom. Whicht-The Skvlii'M
A WISE OLD FOX.
?ne Who For a Long Time Cleverly
Kluded the Hound*.
In coinuiou with other pcoplo who
buve looked after fox coverts I itavo
often bceu puazled by tho dlsappoamncq
of well known foxes aud have becotne
convinced Unit the mom intelligent
foxes, after they have been before
bounds several times, often turn their
wits to account to avoid bel?g bunted.
In a small covert that I know well
there was always a fox. A ?no big
fellow he was. I havo moro than once
met him when tuklng an early ride as
he loped quietly homeward after his
night's foraging- "over seemed to
mind being seen. When the season
opened ho gave us ono or two capital
runs, on the second occasion only just
saving his brush by scrambling into an
unstopped drain in our neighbor's terri
tory. After thut he was never to bo
found when hounds came. Yet ho was
sceu about as usual at otlier times. One
day when wnlking near tho covert ouo
of the terriers, who knew all about
foxes, took a line to np old treo lu*tho
hedgerow and began to whimper and
scratch at tho roots. A careful exam
ination showed nothing. The tree was
not difficult to climb. It proved to have
a hollow trunk, and there, at the bot
tom, was my friend curled up fast
asleep. Ills mask smiles on me as I
write. After a seven mile point and
on a good scenting day be met his fate.
MARVELS OF MEMORY.
1 ???!<? m of FnniaoN Men That Seem Al
inon( Iterond Ucllcf.
Bomo examples of tho marvels of
memory would seem entirely Incredible
had they not been given to us upon
the highest authority. CyriiB knew tho
name of each soldier in his army. It is
also related of Thomttttocles that he
could tell by name every citizen of
Athens, although the number amount
ed to 20,000. Mithridates, king of Ton
tus, knew all his 80,000 soldiers by
their right names.
Seipio knew all the Inhabitants of
Rome. Seneca complained of old ago
because he could not, as formerly, re
peat 2,000 names In the order in which
they were read to him, and he stated
that on one occasion, when at his
studies, 200 unconnected verses having
been recited by the different pupils of
his preceptor, he repeated them in n
reverse order, proceeding from the last
to the first.
Thomas Cranmer committed to mem
ory In three months an entire transla
tion of the Rlblc. Etiler, tho mathema
tician, could repeat the "?Enold," and
Leibnitz, when nn old man, could re
cite the whole of Virgil, word1 for word.
It Is said that Bossuct could repeat not
only the whole Bible, but all of Homer,
Virgil and Horace, besides many othci
THE SCIENCE OF A LIGHT.
Client? Acetylene (Jnn Wn* Uncover
ed by nn Accident.
Cheap commercial acetylene gas was
discovered by accident. Willsou, a sci
entific experimenter, believed that near
ly all metallic oxides could be reduced
to a metallic state by heating them to
an extremely high temperature by the
voltaic arc in the presence of free car
bon. Aluminium had been successfully
reduced in this way. Mr. Willson
wished to obtain metallic calcium. He
therefore mixed a quantity of quick
lime with pulverized coke and brought
the mixture to a high temperature by
the action of tho voltaic arc. He ex
pected to obtain a white metal, bnt In
stead he appeared to produce nothing
but slag. This was thrown into tho
yard, and one day at noon while the
boys were having their luncheon they
picked up these bits of slag and threw
them at each other. One piece fell into
a pail of water and produced a bub
bling effect and a strong odor. This at
tracted Mr. Wlllson's attention, and
upon Investigation ho found that the
strong smelling gas was extremely in
flammable. Further investigation re
vealed that it was pure acetylene gas.?
Sir Hiram Maxim In Harper's Weekly.
The Healthful Inhlll Walk.
The best way to get oxygen Into tho
blood is to walk a mile uphill two ot
three times a ?lax, keeping the mouth
closed and expanding the nostrils. This
beats all other methods. During such
a walk every drop of blood In the body
will make the circuit of the lungs and
Stream, red and pure, back to Its ap
pointed work of cleansing and repairing
wornout tissues. Recreation piers arc
coming into use at seaports, and people
are being advised to use balconies and
lire escapes in the fresh air treatment
of consumption. Tho uphill walk, as a
prophylactic and curative measure in
many chronic ailments dependent upon
a weak condition of the heart, lungs
and blood vessels, would prove Invalu
able.? Medical Brief.
When OlKCNtion In Perfect.
Moderation in diet has more to dc
with prolonging human life than any
other one thing. A proper dietetic regi
men, once attained, brings all the rest
In its train. Sleep, exercise, cleanliness,
equanimity of spirit, all hang upon it
Lifo Is not only prolonged, but is con
stantly enjoyed, most of its minor an
noyances vanishing when digestion Is
perfect Pay no nttontlon to fads. Thoy
give rlSO to too much introspection, and
that Is bad for every one.?Roger S.
Tracy in Century.
The Boston Maid.
Mary?I think I be like the boss' coat;
I'm ninili! to order, Mistress?Well,
Mary, you certainly nro not a ready
maid article.?Boston Transcript.
Lover* of t'-offee.
The London Globe doubts whether
thero is tiny where In the world a place
more addicted to coffee than tho little
Island of Grolx, about nine miles dis
tant from Lorleqt. Tho customs' rec
ords show that tho nnuual consumption
of coffee in the island is nbout 00,000
pounds. Now, tho populotlon is 5,800,
and, as tho men pass practically their
vholc lives afloat as senmen, tlUs largo
quantity must bo consumed by about
4,000 women, children and old men.
<t works out at thirty pounds a head
A Healthy Pnppy.
"There's only one good thing about
that young puppy that came to see you
last night," said the Irascible father,
"and that Is he's healthy."
"I'm surprised to heor you admit
that much," replied tho dutiful daugh
"I wouldn't except for tho fact that
when you met him In tho hali last
night I heard you say, 'Oh, George,
I how cold your noso Is!' "
The M ull Street Way.
Jobson?You l>ought tho stock on
your broker's advice, dldnt you? Dob
son?Yes; he gave me four excellent
reasons why It should go up. Jobson
What baa he to say now? Dobson?Hs
has given me four equally good reasons
why it want down.
Is Your Lawn Inviting
and Attractive to Your Children?
Why not make home so pleasant that
the little folks will not care to go
elsewhere to play?
You can do it at but slight cost by
the simple addition of a lawn swing to
And the little folks will not be the /
only ones who will enjoy it?it's fun
for the big folks to swing, too.
They Are m, Sepnrntc l'coitle, n Tribe
Quito Uy Thomnel vch.
"Such as wake on the- night and sleep
on the day uud haunt taverns and ale
housos and no uiau wot from whence
they come nor whither they go." So
quaintly describes an old English stat
ute against the gypsies. Ever since the
year 1530, says a writer in the London
Staudard, Great Britain lias tried to get
rid of this struuge people without ap
preciable success. Every year or so
some county is up In anus against
them, yet they persist in returning anil
apparently thrive under persecution.
The gypsies are popularly supposed
to come originally from Egypt, as their
name Indicates, but their origin is trac
ed farther east than the land of the
Nile. Wherever they come from, they
are a separate people, a tribe quite by
They appenrod in England about
1505, and twenty-six years later Henry
VIII. ordered them to leave the coun
try in sixteen days, taking nil their
goods with them. "Au outlandish pco
plo," ho culled them. The act was in
effectual, und In 15<?2 Elizabeth framed
a still more stringent law, and many
"But what numbers were executed,"
says one old writer, "yet notwith
standing, all would not prevaile, but
they wandered as before, uppe and
downe." They got into Scotland and
became an intolerable nuisance. Both
in that country and lu Englaud legisla
tion proved quite Ineffectual. The acts
gradually fell into desuetude. Under
George IV. all that was loft of the ban
against the gypsies was the mild law
that any person "telling fortunes shall
be deemed n rogue and a vagabond."
"Gypsies are no longer a proscribed
class," says a recent writer. "Probably
the modern gypsy does little evil be
yond begging and petty theft, but his
determination not to work is as strong
as ever, and It seems curious that an
industrial people like OUl'8 continues to
tolerate a horde of professional Idlers."
How numerous the horde Is may be
gathered from the fact (hat the number
who wintered In Surrey ,0110 year was
estimated at 10,000.
The language as well as the life of
the gypsy tribe has a tenacity of Its
own. Many of their words have taken
firm hold in a half slang, half permis
sibly way. Shaver Is the gypsy word
for child. Pal is pure gypsy. Codgor
means a man. Cutting up Is gypsy for
quarreling, and cove stands for "that
A note given by a minor is void.
,Notes boar Interest only when so
Altering a note In any manner by
the holder makes It void.
It Is not legally necessary to say on
a note "for value received."
If a note is lost or stolen it does not
release the maker. He must pay It.
If the time of payment of a note is
not inserted It Is held to be payable on
Notes falling duo Sunday or on a le
gal holiday must be paid on the day
A note obtained by fraud or from a
porson In a state of intoxication can
not be collected.
An Indorser has a rigid of action
against all whose names wen- previ
ously on a note Indorsed by him.
An Indorser of a note Is exempt from
liability If not served with notice of its
dishonor within twenty-four hours of
The Jourury of the StorlC.
Ask a German where the storks go
When they leave the fatherland, and
he will reply, "South!" That Is all he
knows about It. But some years agonn
American clergyman temporarily resid
ing at Berlin had on opportunity of de
ciding where these birds spend the
colder part of the year.
He enticed one of them Into his gar
den, caught It and placed n silver ring
about Its leg, on which was engraved
"Berlin, 1888." Having observed tho
habits of the birds, ho took It for grant
ed that the stork would reoceupy Its
usual quarters upon its return In the
spring, which Indeed proved to be the
ease. The surprise of the clergyman's
household was great however, when
it* members noticed that "their stork"
now wore two silver rings upon his leg.
1 The bird was recaptured and, behold,
the old rieg was back again and ac
companying It another, which read,
"India sends greetings to Berlin."?Fil
An Iloncnt Mnn.
Hlrnm Stroode for the seventh time
wns about to fall. He called In on
expert accountant to dlsentoglo his
hooks. Tho accountant ?fter two days'
work announced to Hiram that he
would be able to pay his creditors 4
cents on tho dollar. At this news the
old man looked vexed.
"Heretofore," he said, frowning, "I
havo always paid 10 cents on tho dol
A virtuous and benevolent expres
sion spread over his faco.
"And I will do bo now," he resumed.
"I will make up the difference out of
my own pocket."
Side and Back
arc still in the height of fashion, and
will also be worn this spring and
summer. We have the latest
styles of fancy Combs from
$1.25 to $7.00
per set of three. Also the newest de
signs in Bracelets, Hat Pins, CufT
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Give Us a Call Before
Charleston & Western Carolina Ratlway.
(Schedule in effect April 10, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2--to "
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35 pm
Ar Allendale 4:80 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7:40 "
Ar Beau ford 6: 80 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah l>: 46 "
Ar Waycross 10:00"
Lv I ?aureus 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg .'': 30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Lx. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville :i: 25 *'4 10:20"
Arrivals:- Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 62, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:85pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville ami
intermediate stations (1: 40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1:30 pm.
('. 11. Casque, Agt., I.aureus, S. ('.
G. T. Bryan.Gen 1 Agt. GronevilleS.C
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
We are offering a special bargain in
a solid oak suit of three pieces: Roll
fool Bed, six feet high, with 24-inch
French bevel mirror on Bureau and
Wash Stand. For a short time we of
fer this beautiful suit for $15.75. It is
a regular twenty-dollar value.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co. .
Simpson, Cooper Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
Of Stockholders' Meeting.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Notice is hereby given that, in pursu
ance of a resolution passed by the Board
of Directors of the Enterprise Hank, of
Laurens, S. ('., a meeting of t he Stock
holders of said Bank is hereby called to
meet on Saturday morning, June 30th,
1906, at 11 o'clock, at. its place of busi
ness at Laurens, S. (?., for the purpose
of considering increasing its Capital
Stock Fifty Thousand Dollars, making
its Capital One Hundred instead of Fifty
Her N. H. Dial, President.
Piedmont Summer School,
LANDER COLLEGE, GREENWOOD, S. C.
The official Summer School for teach
era of Laurens County will be the Pied
mont Summer School to be held this
year at Lander College In Greenwood.
The session will open on Tuesday, June
19th and close Friday, July 18th.
There is a faculty of eight expert in
structors under the supervision of Mr.
W. IL Hand, assistant professor of
Pedagogy of the University of South
Carolina. The courses are offered in
English, Mathematics, History, Geog
raphy, Primary Methods, Singing,
Manual Training, Physiology and Ped
Board may he obtained in the dormi
tories of Lander College at $12.00 for
A special rate of one fare plus 25
cents is allowed on all railroads.
All teachers of Laurens county are
urged to attend this school. Teachers
holding certificates arc entitled to have
them renewed upon the satisfactory
completion of courses in the Summer
R, W. Nash,
County Supt. of Education.
We have in stock a solid car load of
Fruit Jars In all sizes at. prizes that
will make it. to your interest to see our
line before J/0U buy.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Hail Insurance Co.
Capital Stock, $25,000.00.
HOME OFFICE: - MARION, S. C.
Office in Farmers and Merchants Bank Building.
W. J. Montgomery.Marion, S. C.
P. S Cooper.Mullins, S. C.
H. C. Graham.Marion, S. C.
Chas. A. Smi.th.Timmonsville, S. C.
W. H. Cross. ..Marion, S. C.
Richard I. Manning.Sumter, S. C.
J. C. Mace.,.Marion, S. C.
R. B. Scarborough.Conway, S. C.
W. Stackhouso.Marion, S. C.
Insure Your Crop Against Destruction.
We insure your Tobacco for $100 per acre.
We insure your Truck for $100 per acre.
We insure your Strawberries for $100 an acre.
We insure your Cotton for $30.00 an acre.
We insure Small Grain for $8.00 an acre.
The cost, of this ins? trance is small in comparison with the investment that
you have at risk. The | ?remium to be charged on all crops, except tobacco, is
two (2) per cent, of the i .mount of insurance. On tobacco, where there is con
siderably more risk, the p remium is only three (.*>) per cent. The losses will not
be prorated, but paid in fu 11 within sixty days after proof of loss has been died
at the homo ofbee, or m av be paid sooner, in case the loss is adjusted in a
shorter time. NO MEM in "SUSHI P FEE.
J. F. Tolbert, Laurens, s. C. Agent for Laurens Co.
"Oh, r. AM SO TIRED!"
Is heard daily from old and yo itig, nV'h and poor. Did you over Stop and considi v
the cause of this remark? W< $ teroft wtnturo to say nine eases out of ten are
caused by improper digestion. This, or other symptoms of Indigestion such as
nervousness, nausea, heart-bo rn, sour stomach, flatulency and despondency ,
should he a warning to you w ho are in danger of having indigestion, the great
est enemy <?f American health,Ico-dny, fasten its merciless fangs on your health.
Remember, "A Stitch in time? isaves nine", and a bottle or the celebrated
Kellum's Si arc Cure for Indige st ion has saved untold misery to people in many
parts of th is broad land, by curing them permanently of this miserable discs: i .
Yes, notlik.e the pepsin digest .ivt (8 that help for a time, hut cures permanently
by causing the digestive organs t 0 perform their functions. Nature being such
a great rectifier of its own ills, m ith the assistance of this powerful medicine,
gives you a healthy stomach and removes indigestion and its symptoms perma
nently Sold on a $5.00 guatantct \ 50 cents and $1.00 per bottle at
Laurens Drug Company.
C.N. & L. Railroad
3cn.edu le In effect Novomhor
No. 52 No. 21
Passenger Mixed ox
i iv Columbia
11 10 n m
12 30 p in
1 22 i> m
1 42 i> in
2 02 |t m
2 22 iiin
S 10 i) in
4 ir> i> in
r> I? p m
7 05 i. ni
S |R p hi
8 46 i> m
7 00 a m
7 30 n m
s 3fi n in
10 30 a in
C. II. CASQUE
N, B. Dial.
A. ?. Toi>i>.
DK. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 80; Residence 211).
DR. Q. C. ALBRIGHT,
Office over Peoples Loan and Ex
change Hank, Laurens, S. 0.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd OMlco Bui
Lau k k n s , S. O.
Ql'ICKP.ST AND BEST ROUT!:
To Savannah.Waycrnss, Jacksonville and
all Florida Points, via Charleston
and Western Carolina Railroad.
1 :50 )). m.
10 :.''.?) p. m.
2:60 a. m.
6:05 a. m.
8:40 a. m,
("lose connections mach
ille for all points South.
Round trip Winter Tourist Excursion
GEO. T. BRYAN,
General Agent, Greenville, S. C.
('. II. Casque, Agt., I.aureus, S. ('.
most Williams. G.P.A., Augusta. Ga.
ickctS to Florida points on salt
Live Stock Insured!
Your Growing Cro
Hail Storms. Old
Insurance Com pa
pes Protected From
Line Pi re and Life
Insure the life of your horse or mul
which costs $1.00 for tho first j
? with me. I write u policy for $100
mir and $1.00 a year thereafter.
Hail Storm! Insurance.
In case of a hail storm you would
bo protected in the way of insui
acter at 2 per cent, of the valv
$30 an acre. Corn $8 per :?
the most reliable Old Line
fo el mighty good if your crop should
an? e. 1 write policies of this char
ati? >n. Cotton ranges from $lo to
ere. I also represent some of
and Mutual Firo and Lifo In
surance Companies in t he c< nmtry. See me, there
fore, for any kin d of i nsurance desired.
J. Wade. A nderson,