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Drowning of Luther Fianks in Reservoir
of Cotton Oil Company Cause o'f
An important and probably the most
interesting case for this term of court
in Laurens was the suit for $25,000
damages instituted by Mr. R. J,
Franks, administrator, against the
Southern Cotton Oil Company. A ver
dict was reached Wednesday afternoon
of $3,600 for the plaintiff.
The action was for recovery of dam
ages on account of the death of little
Luther Franks, caused by drowning in
the reservoir of the mill on April 20th,
1906. It seems that the oil mill com*
patiy has this reservoir on its premises
in the city and that there is no fence
around it nor any protection against
children going there or even going bath
ing in the water. Little Luther Franks
was only seven and a half years old, and
at the time he met bis death was hang
ing over the water by the supply pipe
allowing the water to run down upon
his feet; presumably, he lost his bold
and fell into the reservoir and was
drowned. It was a custom of the mill
boys to go to the reservoir to bathe,
and to do as young Luther Franks did.
The question, as it appeared for the
jury, was whether or not the boy was
of sufficient age and intelligence to
know the risk and danger of his act,
and whether or not the mill was guilty
of negligence in having such a reser
voir in such a place and unprotected.
The arguments in the case were un
usually strong and Judge Gage's charge
to the jury was especially clear in deal
ing with all points of the law.
The attorneys in the case were: For
the plaintiff, Messrs. Simpson, Cooper
& Babh; for the defendant, Messrs.
Dial & Todd of this city and Messrs.
Crier &. Parks of Greenwood.
AFTER 33 YEARS experience mil
lions of users of L. & M. PAINTS,
claim: -First, it wears 10 to 15 years ?
Second, it only costs $1.20 a gallon
Third, it's the best they have ever
used?Fourth, sixteen thousand agents
certify to these facts.
L. & M. Paint Agencies:
J. H & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 41-2t
REDUCE COTTON ACREAGE.
I'lunt Less and Get More for lb-Read
This Letter and Act on Suggestions.
To the Cotton Planters:
1 have received so many letters en
dorsing my efforts for a reduction in
acreage from nearly every section of
the South that I have decided to con
tinue the work and by request write
another article on similar lines that
will be carried by the southern weekly
papers all during this month so that
every planter will have a chance to read
it. Cotton for October delivery sold
this week af oighl cents per pound.
Can you produce it at a profit at this
price? No. Then in order to get a
profit on what you raise this season you
must plant less than you intended
planting at first. Reports on the acre
age issued so far show that the acreage
will hi; about 1 per cent, larger than
last year. This is probably due to the
new farmers that have settled in Okla
homa and west Texas putting in so
much new land. We must more than
offset this increase by reducing in the
rest of the belt.
I again state that the main cause for
the decline in prices is lack of confi
dence caused by the fear of a large
acreage which means, with good weather
con lit ions, a large crop and even lower
prices than at present. Do you want
to grow a crop at an actual loss? If
not reduce your acreage; then if your
neighbor persists in planting a large
acreage and you have to sell your crop
at a loss you lose less than he. If by
reducing you add $300,000,000 to the
wealth of the South you will not only
receive a part of this but you can feel
that you did your part to add to the
prosperity of the country.
It Is good business to plant a crop
where there is no profit in it? No.
Then let every reader at once plant
part of his present acreage intended
for cotton in some feed crop or let the
land lie idle one season as you can get
more money for the crop grown on the
part you do cultivate. If you have it
already planted do not work it out as it
will be labor thrown away.
Which do you prefer to plant your
present acreage and get from 7 to 8
Cents per pound or reduce it and get 11
to 12 cents and possibly higher? The
present contemplated acreage and good
weather means a return to the old days
of cheap cotton of ten years ago while
a reduced acreage means a continuance
of the prosperity of the past few years.
Let every planter that reads this sd
once make up his mind that he will not
be the cause of Wall Street Bears fix
ing the price for your crop as they will
do with a large crop. Go to work at
once to reduce your own acreage and
see as many of your neighbors as possi
ble at once and get a united action in
this matter as this is the only way we
can be independent and pros|>erous.
I urge every merchant and banker
throughout the South to advise their
Customers to reduce their acreage as it
means a loss to you as well as to the
planter to return to the old days of low
Notable Medical Discovery
Of Special Value to Many Here la
A nutablc medical discovery and one
that appeals especially to many people
in Laurens is the combination of stom
ach remedies in the Mi-o-na treatmonL
This preparation hns worked wonders
in cases of indigestion or weak stomach.
It acts specifically upon the walls of
the stomach and bowels, strengthening
and stimulating them so that they read
ily take care of the food that is eaten
without distress or suffering.
So positive are the good effects fol
lowing the use of Mi-o-na that the rem
edy is sold by Laurens Drug Co. under
an absolute guarantee to refund the
money if it fails to cure. With an offer
like tins none can afford to suffer with
indigestion or stomach troubles. A 60?
cent box or Mi-o-na will do more good
than half a dozen boxes of ordinary di
prices again. It will pay you to write
a circular letter and send it to every
planter you have dealings with urging
a reduction in acreage. Don't delay
but get busy as there is no time to lose.
We must have a reduction in acreage
to save the South. It is as much your
duty as mine to help in this work. I
get nothing for it.
I again urge the members of the
Farmers Union and Southern Cotton
Association to work together for a re
duction in acreage which means much
higher prices for the balance of this
crop and all of the next one, as well as
an influence on future crops. I want
to hear from every section of the belt
as to what you are doing in the matter.
Write me and I will give you all the!
assistance I can. Don't delay but get
busy now. .1. A. TAYLOR,
Pres. National dinners' Association.
Memphis, Tenn., May 1st, 1908.
The second and third sections of the
Laurens Association will hold their
union at Heulah church on May 29-31.
Friday, May 29th, introductory ser
mon by Geo. M. Sexton at 11.00 a. m.
1st Topic. Soul winning: its need,
methods and blessings. T. S. L?ng
sten, E. C. Watson, J. M. Shell.
2d Topic. Christian giving; how
much should I give? What is the best
plan of giving? What spirit should be
manifested in giving? Frank L. dlram
lett, J. 0. Martin, C. IL Bobo.
Saturday morning 10 a. m., devo
tional exercises. J. M. Shell.
3d Topic: The home relation to
and influence upon ' !n v school,
the church and th T. B.
Brown, W. I). Ha, . L Haw
?lib Topic: The liquor traffic. Our
proscnt need. Our imperative duty.
IL IL Mahon, E. C. Watson, J. II.
f.th Topic: Church discipline. Should
or should it not be administered, and if
so why? Geo. M. Sexton, W. I). Ham
mett, John M. Hudgens.
Sunday morning 10 a. m., Sunday
school mass mooting. Address, F. L.
11 a. in., missionary sermon. E. C.
W. E. THAYER,
You will live long and enjoy good
health if your food is cooked in a Buck's
Stove. Sold only by
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes <& Co.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of W. W. Lowe, deceased,
are hereby notified and required to pre
sent them, duly proven, to the under
signed at Waterloo, S. C, on or before
the 13th day of May next ensuing or
be forever barred.
J. M. LOWE, Executor.
April 16, 190? 38-3t
Ml. Gallagher News Notes.
ML Gallagher, May 11.-The cold
weather last week damaged cotton to a
I considerable extent and much will have
to be replanted.
Mr. Furmnn Martin, who has been
quite sick for some time, is much Im
proved and able to be out now.
The ML Gallagher school will close
within about two weeks. This school
has had a very successful year and it
seems that all are interested in building
up our educational institutions, which
is a very commendable spirit.
Better Than Medicine.
Breathe Hyomci's Tonic Healing and be
Cured of Catarrh.
Nature has a remedy for catarrh, a
treatment that is far better than dosing
the stomach with medicine and drugs.
It is the healing oils and balsams of
Hyomei which medicate the air you
breathe, reaching the most remote air
cells in the nose, throat and lungs, kill
ing all catarrhal germs and restoring
health to the mucous menibrano.
The use of Hyomei is like a curative
internal air bath, and has the same
healing and antiseptic effect as the air
where the pine forests give off their
fragrant and bealing balsams.
Breathe the invigorating and healing
Hyomei and see how quickly you will
(jet relief f rom catarrh. If it'does not
lelp you there will not be a penny's ex
pense as Laurens Drug (>>. agree to re
fund the money if it fails to cure. The
[complete Hyomei outfit costs only $1,00.
Cut Price Department Store.
PRIKND! Stop and Consider?Spend your money with a cash store and get the full benefit of Spot
Cash Prices. Dollars roll to Red Iron Racket like water seeking the lowest level, it don't stop until it
I Now Sec this loaches the lowest spot. Figure out ihe difference you save in buying your Goods at Red Iron Racket,
is Why Red
Iron Racket A simple illustration?you go to other stores, you buy Twenty-five articles at 5c, cost you $1.25; Von buy
Sells so main Twenty-live articles here at 4c cost you $1.00?Red Iron Racket saves yon 25 cents on this $1.00 purchase.
Suppose you spend #100.00 during the year vou would save $25.00.
Good yard wide Sc;i Island
worth 6c, going now at
$1.00 Alarm Clock,
our cut price
Shirting, Prints and Blue Calico,
has been 6 1 ..c, now going at
Just received one case of Pongee
Silk dress goods. .Sells everywhere
at 25 cents per yard, our price j p
while it. lasts, per yard IOC/
25 Fresh Nutmegs
$2.00 Men's Kur Hats.
Children's Slippers, Tan and Pat
ent, going at 48c, 69c, 98c j
$2.50 Ladies' Tan and Patent Leath
er Slippers. Ri" value, 4 f\
going at -w? *
Clothing .Specials this week, conic
and get your suit
7.39, 9.87 and $12.39 Suit
Si.no Watch going at this
G nice White Plates
(> nice Tumblers
50c Agate Dish Pan
Trunks and Bags going at
special prices, come and see.
$1.50 Men's pants going now
50c Men's Shirts, Red Hot 36c
144 Shirt Buttons
Buggy Whips, Big Deal 9c, I3c,
18c, whip up Balem.
Millinery, new arrivals, Roses
in full bloom, come and see. see
ing is believing.
Just received big lot of Men's
$3.50 Tan Shoes and Slippers,
going to sell them while they
last at $2.98.
10 lb. Box Baby Ruth Tobacco
worth $3.35, our price $2.95 per
Piedmont Cigarettes 4c a pack
or $3.80 per thousand. Can you
afford to miss this. Red Iron
Racket sei1* for less.
5c cake Fairy Soap
5c cake Pumo Skin Soap
7 cakes Octagon Soap
12 cakes Polo Soap
1 nice set Goblets
$5.00 Men's fine Pants $3.48
1 pair Men's Moleskin Pants 48c
25c Men's Underwear
35c Men's Drill Drawers
5.00 Men's Serge Coats $4.23
6 Spools Cotton (Best Six
Cord) for 25c
8 Balls Thread
$3.50 Eight day clock $1.98
Jewelry and Watches, special
values at less money prices.
Dress Goods, India Linen,
Lawns, Laces, Embroidery. Bar
10 lbs. good Coffee parch
ed or green for $1.00.
25c Mexican Bamboo Hats
Best work Hat 13c
Red Iron Racket.
Four Cut Price Stoies?J. C BURNS & CO., Originators of Selling More Goods for ?Same Money, Same Goods for
Less Money in I,aureus, Greenwood and Spartanburg, S. C.
100 Town Lots and
75 Farms for sale on
Wc have several city lots to ex
change- for farm properly, sec us
Anderson & Blakely
West Main St- L-AUREN8, S. C.
J; THAT WILL HR
1 GROW! 1
?/. Big line of Station
U cry, Pencils, Inks, etc. ;
jfe Choice line Cigars 4
?r and Tobaccos.
^ All kinds of
* Rubber Goods
^ Consisting of House- ^
ai; hold Syringes, Foun- X
I tain Syringes, Bulb
ii; Syringes and Rubber a
DE Gloves. p
The Old Reliable. ?
Man in a Cage
Do not bo caged up by nrbitrnry
prices. Come here where you can buy
cheaply and thus leave yourself free to
indulge in buying the things for pleas
ure instead of having every cent go for
I .aureus, S. C.
of Soda :4
The finest Fertil- ?K
izer for Top Dres
sing, beats cotton
seed meal. Highly
recommended in the
We have Nitrate
of Soda in stock
and solicit your
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