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THE STATE FARMERS*
Annual .Mooting Was Held in Colum
bia?Miirh Business Transacted
and Officers Fleeted.
Columbia, July :?).?The State Farm
ers' Union convention came to a
close tonight) with the address of Mr.
C. A. Barrett; the president ol the Na
tional union. The meeting lias been
most successful and a number of im
portant resolutions, affecting the agri
cultural classes have been passed. The
union went on record in its meet inn
today against the bringing into the
Southland of "undesirable foreigners."
Mr. Fatten was introduced by Pres
ident C. A Barrett. Mr. Patten was
very complimentary to the Farmers'
union and urged the importance of the
organization and told Interestingly of
the work of the legislative committees
of the union, which appeared before
the Mouse committee on immigration
and the expatriation of foreign crimi
nals and insane of foreign countries,
who took advantage of contracts of
steamship companies because it is
cheaper to ship them out of these
countries than to maintain them there.
According to the statement made be
fore the union, plans are oi\ foot to
turn this class of Immigrant?, "these
millions of undesirable Immigrants,"
from the Northern section to the
South, such plans being supported
by Northern capitalists.
Mr. Patten stated further that he
did not believe cotton Is bringing
enough. The average one-horse farm
er cannot possibly, at the present
price, clear over $17"?. and if the object
of these capitalists is accomplished
the price of our farm products will be
cheapened and It will result in hard
ship to the South.
Following .Mr. Patten's address the
resolution on immigration was adopt
ed, having been introduced by J. S.
Wilson, of Lancaster.
Committee on Education.
r The committee on education urged
the union to consider the vital import
ance of the common schools, that the
buildings and equipment be improved.
The committee called attention to
the "disgrace of our Anglo-Saxon
blood that we should let our children
be shut up in unsanitary school hous
es for several hours eacli day."
The committee urged that attention
he given to agriculture In the schools.
The committee commended the work
of the boys' clubs in corn and the
girls' tomatoes clubs.
The committee commended the Clem
son extension work and urged the
people to attend the meetings.
The committee commended also the
"Work of the United States department
In South Carolina, the Corn Breeders'
association, the South Carolina Live
Stock association and the department
of agriculture, commerce and Indus
tries, also the work of the Audubon
Com Exposition Endorsed.
The following resolution, introduc
ed by YV. C. Brown, was adopted:
"Whereas, the Corn Exposition, to
be held In Columbia this fall, will do
a great deal toward the development
of corn breeding and corn growing,
thereby making our farmers independ
"I. We, the State Farmers' union,
is in hearty accord with the work of
the association and its beneficent re
"2. That we unreservedly endorse
and approve the objects of the asso
ciation and will do all we can, indi
vidually and collectively, In fostering
its great work, so essential to the free
dom of the Southern farmer from the
abnormal and ruinous system of de
pending upon others in producing
?what we should raise on our own
<*? Fixing a Grade.
V, W. Babbs's resolution, as follows,
"That we call Upon our legislators
to see that there is placed in every
court house in the State standard
cotton samples, to be kept by the clerk
of court or county supervisor, where
any grower may compare Iiis cotton
with the samples and determine its
grade. And that in case of difference
between buyer and seller that the
standard samples fix the grade."
The committee on farm demonstra
tion endorsed the work being done
In this State under the leadership of
Hereafter there will be three exe
cutive coramltteomen, one from each
of the following districts:
1. Abbeville, Anderson. Cherokee,
Edgefleld. Greenville, Greenwood, Lau
rens, Newberry, Oconee, rickens,
2. Alken, Bamberg, Beinwell, Bean
fort. Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston.
Colloton, Dorchester, Hampton, Lex
3. Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon,
Darlington. Edgefleld, Florence, Falr
lleld. Dillon, (leorgetown. Horry, Ker
l shnw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion. Mnrl
kboro, Richland, Suniter, Willlamsburg,
A Gavel and Tablet Provided.
' Die opening of the a?;noon ses
slon,^). P. Eflrd, of Lexington, pre
sented the State union with the gavel
and tablet, which had been presented
to the State Pariners' Alliance by W.
W. Keys, ill 1889. In making this
presentation, M i*. Efird referred to the
work of the Farmers* Alliance. He ?
thought that the present order was an
Outgrowth from the Alliance. Mr.
F.lird was the last State president of
the .\liiance. .1. P, Nosbit made the!
speech of acknowledgment on behalf
of the union.
L. C. Padgett, the country president
of Colleton county, took occasion to
congratulate the union upon receiving'
the token from the old Alliance. The,
Fanners' Alliance was discussed at
length by several of the members.
Among the speakers of the after
noon was A. ('. Shuford. of Newton, N.
C. He is chairman of the Farmers'j
union of North Carolina, and secre
tary of the national board of directors.
At the meeting this afternoon, the
following officers were elected: A. .1.
A. Perrltt, Lamar, president; B, W.
Ditbbs, Mayesville, vice president; J.
Whltner Retd, Columbia, sec.retarv and
treasurer; W. B. llrodie. Wards. Chap
lain; YV. B. Hopkins, Hopkins, con
ductor; W. P. Caskey. Lancaster, ser
geant-at-anns; A. F. Calvert. Abbe
ville, door keeper. A. .1. A. Perritt, the
president of the State union was elect
ed as a delegate to the national con
vention, which is to meet in Charlotte
the first week in September.
The following were elected as mem- j
bers of the State executive committee:
A. I). Hudson, Newberry, District No.
1; Douglass Mclntyre, Marion, dis
trict No. 2, and L. C. Padgett, Smoaks,
district No. 3.
For More Clenison Scholarships.
The State Fanners' union wilr me
morialize the general assembly to in
crease substantially the number of
agricultural scholarships at Clemson
college. A resolution by the commit
tee on memorials was favorably re
ported upon today by the State con
vention. The additional scholarships
are asked for because of the increase
in the funds derived from the fertili
ber tag tax.
The Tnrrcns Laud System.
The following report was presented
to the convention tonight:
"We, the committee on memorials,
consider the resolution presented by
the Rlchland county delegation as to
the Torffens system of land registra
tion one of great importance to the
farmers of the State. While we pass
favorably on the aforesaid resolution,
as to the spirit and importance of
same, we beg to place the matter of a
memorial to the legislature before
the convention and we beg to suggest,
as a more effective way. that we take
the matter up systematically in our
local county unions and require the
candidates from the various counties
for the legislature and senate to ex
press themselves as favorable to such
a law before we. as individual voters,
give them our support."
Examine Your Wheat.
Tumbling Shoals. .Inly 30. Owing
to the excessive rains the wheat crop)
has been threshed out wet. lie sure
to sun your wheat before sending it
to mill. Dry it until it will rattle
when you throw down a handful, or
when you take it in your mouth and
bite the grain if it cracks and breaks
on short in your teeth it will grind.
If it has smut in it take it to the
branch and wash it in a bow basket
and the chaff and smut will rise to
the top. Skim it off and drain off
the water and put the grain out into
the sun to dry.
When you put your wheat in the
sunshine to dry, it toughens the grain
and It will make better Hour. One
half of the wheat that is now going
to mill has not been sunned, and there
is not a mill in South Carolina that
can grind damp wheat. It will gum
up the bolting clothes and cement up
the furrows in your mill rocks until
you will have to Take your stones and
pick out the caked Hour. So the
farmer is injuring himself ami the i
miller both by carrying to mill his wet
wheat. W. D. S.
P.e sure and take a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, cholera ami Diarrhoea
Remedy with you when starting on
your trip this summer. It cannot be
obtained on board the trains or steam
ers. Changes of Water and climate
often cause sudden attacks of diar
rhoea, and it is best to be prepared,
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
.Mailar Family Reunion.
Dials, July 30?A very pleasant event j
was the celebration on Tuesday, July i
20, of the eighty-first birthday of Mrs.
Sci8ly Mai lar, at tho home of her son,
Mr. B, M. Mailar. The entire family
was present, including three children,
eighteen grandchildren, and eighteen
great grandchildren. The children of
Mrs. Marler are Mrs. A. B. Hand,
Messrs J. A. ami ij. M. Mai lar.
Dinner was served on the lawn In
picnic style and all had a royal good
If your liver is sluggish and out of
tone, and you feel dull, bilious, con
stipated, take a dose of Chamherlaln't
StomaOlt and Liver Tablets tonight
before retiring and you will feel all
right In the morning. Sold by Lau
i ens Drug} Co.
to select from
Regular ?1.00 Bowls .65
? 75 " -48
.50 u -35
?35 " -23
These goods were cheap at our
regular values; at our cut juices
they are the biggest values you
The daintiest decorations on
the latest shapes.
Reguler values from $7.50 a set
Sale price will be from $4.90 a
$4.50 fine Japanese Lemonade
Jugs only $1.99
Beautiful Pattern Vases $1.50 to
$3.75 values, sale prices from
97c to $2.89.
Comb and Brush Trays
Beautiful Comb and Brush Trays
from 69c to 98c
For One Week Onl
Big Price Reductio
Never before have such values in Chinaware bee
fered the buying public of Laurens.
Prices have been cut in half and you can surely
here just what you want because the variety is ]
Look over the following items?compare the val
with those of other stores and you'll readily see t
Wilkes store is offering the best values in town.
Remember the Prices are f
One Week Only, Commend
Monday, August 8t
Von will have our entire stock of line French a
German China to select from, and every piece will
during this sale at greatly reduced prices.
Remember that when we advertise a Bargain Sa'
you arc never disappointed. Come to thissale; you w
find the greatest an ay of Bargains you ever saw e
Remember the sale starts Augus^^
Miss Heliums "AI Home."
Gray Court. July :'.(?.?.Miss Heuiah
Hellams was at home Tuesday evening
to a number of friends. The looms
were attractively decorated with dow
ers in season, and the wide veranda
was a summer garden of evergreens
with here and there mistic lights to
produce a wierd effect. Several in
teresting games were indulged in. the
most exciting, n potato race in which
Mr. Johnston Hunter won the prize
and gracefully tendered to the guest
of honor, Miss Nell Hellams of Green
Dainty refreshments of Ice cream
and cake were served by the little
.Misses Laurie Hellams of Cray court,
and Dora and Virginia Hellams of
On the stroke of mid-night the coll
ides retired to the lawn where a
gypsy tent was pitched for the occa
sion and the fate of each guest was
read In turn in a most exciting man
The invited guests were Misses Nell
Hellams. Esther Dor roh, Nitn Hunter,
Druse, Annie and Louise Hellams.
Messrs. Walter White. John Dupro.
Johnston Hunter, .lohn Simmons,
Frank Dorroh, Albert Cray. Roy Cray,
and A. C. Shell.
Dysentery is a dangerons^dlsease
hut can lie cured. Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
been successfully used In nine epi
demics of dysentery, it has never
been known to f?i|i.' It Is etiunlly
valuable for children and adults, nnd
when reduced with water and sweet
ened. It is pleasant to take. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
Card of Thanks.
Hditor Laurens Ad/ertiser. Dear Sir:
Reeause it is jlnii/tisslble for me to
see them all jiers^nially, I wish to take
this means of tpanklng all my friends
in Laurens who were so good ami kind
to my son there, during his recent
A. B. Schuyer.
Cincinnati, July 25, 1010.
Spartnnburg Lad) Suicides.
Spartanburg, July 2s.? Mrs. Marion
B. Jennings committed suicide this
morning by shooting herself in the
left temple. The shots, two in number,
aroused the family as they were at
the breakfast table, and Mr. Jennings
rushed into his wife's bedroom and
found her already dying, lying in it
great pool of hloorl
For four months Mrs. Jennings had
been in ill health and had recently
been suffering greatly from melan
cholia, but it was not feared that she
would do herself injury. This morn
ing she sent her youngest daughter
out of her room, saying site desired to
oe left alone to sleep, and the act was
evidently then meditated. Within a
few minutes two shots were heard.
.Mrs. Jennings secured an old pistol
that had been left in the bedroom.
The pistol was placed against her left
temple and the head was practically
torn completely away. The family are
prostrated with grief.
Mrs. Jennings was about a year or
more ago married to Mr. Marion B.
Jennings, son of state Treasurer Jen
nings, Mr. Jennings having formerly
lived ;it Vorkvllle, where In practiced
law for several years alter leaving
Columbia a few years ago.
A Phenomenal China Sale.
Commencing Monday morning. Au
gust X we will place a special sale for
that week only. Our entbre line of
French and German Chinns.pt greatly
reduced prlves. every piece] of fancy
China in our mammoth stock will be
marked in plain figures tit ridic ulous
ly low prices, on most ploees tin- price
will be less than half thell regular
value. This is a sale you han't af
ford to miss. Come early h fore the
sto< k is broken, Remember s; le starts
Monday morning. August S.
S. M, & B. II. Wilkes ? Co.
OR.KIiWS NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop That Ctjufjh.