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THE STATE FARMERS'
Annual Meeting Nun Held In Colum
hlu?Much Hii?MiesH Transacted
and Officers Elected*
Columbia, July 30.?The State Farm
ers' Union convention came to a
??lose tonight, with the address of Mr.
0. A. Barrett; the president of the Na
tional union. The meeting lias been
most successful and a number of im
portant resolutions, affecting tln? ami
cultural Classes have been passed. The
union went on record in Its meeting
today against the bringing Into the
Southland of "undesirable foreigners."
Mr. Patten 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 House committee on immigration
and the expatriation of foreign crimi
nals and insane of foreign countries,
who took advantage of contracts of
steamship companies becau ? it Is
cheaper to ship them out >f these
countries than to maintain them there.
According to the statement made be
fore the union, plans are on, foot to
turn this class of Immigrants, "these
millions of undesirable Immigrants,"
from the Northern section to the
South, such plans being supported
by Northern capitalists.
Mr. Patten stated further that In;
did not believe cotton is bringing
enough. The average one-horse farm
er cannot possibly, at the present
price, Clear over $175, and If the object
of these capitalists Is accomplished
the price of our farm products will he
cheapened ami 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 .1. S.
Wilson, of Lancaster.
Committee on Education.
' 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
bo shut up In unsanitary school hous
es for several hours each day."
The committee urged that attention
be 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 I'nited 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
Corn Exposition Endorsed.
The following resolution, introduc
ed by W. C. Brown, was adopted:
"Whereas, the Corn Exposition, to
he 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
/j* Fixing n Grade?
B. 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 his cotton
with the 8ampl68 and determine Its
grade. And that In case of difference j
between buyer and seller thai the
standard samples (ix the grade."
The committee on farm demonstra
tion endorsed the work being done
in this State under the leadership of
Hereafter Here will be three exe
cutive COmmltteemen, one from each
of the following districts:
1. Abbeville, Anderson. Cherokee.
Edgefleid. Greenville, Greenwood, Lau
rens, Newberry, Oconee,' Plckens,
2. Alken, Bamberg. Barnwell, Beau
fort, Berkeley. Calhoun, Charleston,
Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton. Lex
'A. Chester. Chesterfield, Clarendon.
Dariinptfo., Edgofhild, Florence, Falr
. field. Dillon. Oeorgetown. Horry, Ker
k Shaw, Lancaster. Lee. Marion. Maii
^boro, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg,
Gavel and Tablet Presented.
the opening of the aft -moon ses
slou^f). F. Eflrd, of Lexington, pre
sented the State union with the gavel
and tablet, which had been presented
to the State Farmers' Alliance by \V.
\V. Keys, in 188?. In making this
presentation. Mr. Bflrd referred to the
work or the Farmers' Alliance. He
thought that the present order was an
outgrowth from the Alliance. Mr.
Bflrd was the hist state president of
the Alliance. J. F. Nesbli made the
speech of acknowledgment on behalf
Of the union.
L. ('. Padgett, the country president
of Colleton county, took occasion to
congratulate the union upon receiving
the token from the old Alliance. 'I'Ik
Farmers' 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'
union of North Carolina, and secre
tary of the national board of directors.
At the meeting this afternoon, the
following olllcers were elected: A. .1.
A. Perrltt. Lamar. president; B. W.
Dabbs, Mayesvllle, vice president; .1.
Whltner Held, Columbia', secretary and
treasurer; W. B. Brodle, Wards. Chap
lain; W. B. Hopkins, Hopkins, con
ductor; W. 1'. Ciiakev. Lancaster, ser
geant-at-arms; A. F. Calvert, Abbe
ville, door keeper. A. .1. A. Perrltt, 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
bers of the State executive committee:
A. I). Hudson, Newberry. District No.
1; Douglass Mclntyre, Marlon, dis
trict No. 2, and L. C. Padgett, Smoaks.
district No. 3.
For More Clcnison Scholarships.
The State Farmers' union wIlF 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 i
in the funds derived from the fertili
ber tug tax.
The Torrcns Land System.
The following report was presented j
to the convention tonight:
"We. the committee on memorials,
consider the resolution presented by
the Richland county delegation as to
the T<*"i\?ns 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 out
local county unions and require the
candidates from the various counties
for the legislature ami senate to ex
press themselves as favorable to such
a law before we. as individual voters,
give them our support."
Kxnmiiie Your Wheat.
Tumbling shoals. .Inly 30.?Owing
to the excessive rains the wheat crop j
has been threshed out wet. Me 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 file grain if it cracks and breaks
off 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 flour. One
half of the wheat that is now going
to mill has not been gunned, 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 lake your stones and
pick out the caked flour. So the
farmer Is Injuring himself and the
miller both by carrying to mill his wet
wheat. W. D. S.
De sure and take a bottle of Cham
berlain's ColiC, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy with you when starting on
your trip this summer. I? 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 Fnmih Reunion.
Dials, July :'.(! A very pleasant event
was the celebration on Tuesday. July
2G, of the eighty-first birthdaj of Mis.
Scisly Mailar, at the 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. Mailar are Mrs. A. B. Hand,
Mei sis .1. A. and F. 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, tnke a dose of Chamberlaln't
Stomach and Liver Tablets tonight
before retiring and yon will feel all
right in the morning. Sold by Lau
i ens Drug! Co.
Regular $1.00 Bowls .65
? 75 " -4?
.50 " -35
" .35 " .23
" .15 u .10
Great variety to select from
These goods were cheap at our
regular values; at our cut prices
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 Si.99
Beautiful Tattern 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 Oni
Big Price Reductil
Never before have such values in Chinaware b
fered the buying public of Laurens, d
Prices have been cut in half and you can surelc
here just what you want because the variety is
and pleasing. s
Look over the following items?compare the
with those of other stores and you'll readily see
Wilkes store is offering the best values in town.
Remember the Prices are .
One Week Only, Commenc
Monday, August 8
You will have our entire stock of fine Prench
German China to select from, and every piece wi
during this sale at greatly reduced prices.
Remember that when we advertise a Bargain
yoit are never disappointed. Come to this sale; yoi
find the greatest an ay of Bargains you ever sa
Remember the sale starts August 8th. ?
The most beautiful line ever
shown in Laurens, regular prices
ranging from $6.50 down to $1.25
for complete sets. During this
sale we offer them from $3.90
down to 48c for the complete
You have never seen values
Great variety of decorations,
regular prices from $2.75 down.
Sale price will be 10c, 19c, 39c,
58c, 79c, 93c, $1.49, $1.99.
Greatest values ever offered.
Bread and Butter Plates
All 50c Bread and Butter
Plates for 32c
All 25c Bread and Butter
Plates for 19c
Big line of fancy Cups and
Saucers, Shaving Mugs, Olive
Dishes, Bon Bon Dishes, etc., all
Kit greatly reduced prices.
Miss Heliums "At Home."
Gray Court. July 30.?Miss Heuiah
I [ellams was at home Tuesday evening
to a number of friends. The rooms
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 wer?1 indulged in, the
most exciting, a potato race in which
Mr. Johnston Hunter won the prize
and graceful!;.- tendered to the guest
of honor, Miss Nell Hellams of Green
Painty refreshments of Ice cream
and cake were served by the little
Misses Laurie Hellams of Gray Court,
and Dora and Virginia Hellams of
On the stroke of mid-night the cou
ples 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 DorrOh, Nitn Hunter,
Br?se, Annie and Louise Hellams.
Messrs. Walter White, John Dupre,
Johnston Hunter, John Simmons,
Prank Dorroh, Albert Gray, Hoy Gray,
and A. C. Shell.
Dysentery is a dangerous disease
but can be cured. Chambei Iain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Itemedy has
been successfully ysed in nine epi
demica of dysentery. It has never
been known to fall. It is equally
valuable! fur children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
ESdltor Laurels A'L*ortir,cr. Dear .
see them all personally. I wish to take
this means of thinking all my friends
In Lauren8 who were so good and kind
\o my son there, during his recent
Card of Thanks.
for me to
A. n. Son ay er.
Cincinnati, July 25, 1910,
Spnrtnnburg Lady Suicides.
Spartanburg, July 28.?Mrs. Marion
I?. Jennings committed suicide this
morning by shooting herself in the
left temple. The shots, two in number.
rroused 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 a
great pool of blood.
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 she desired to
be 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 bad been left in the hedroom.
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 ">,r. Marion B.
Jennings, son of State Treasurer Jen
nings. Mr. Jennings having formerly
lived at Ynrkville, where lu? practiced
law for several years after leaving
Columbia h few years ago. t
A Phenomenal China Sale.
Commencing Monday morning. Au
gust 8 we will place a special sale for
that week only. Our entire line of
French and German Chinas, at greatly
reduced prives. every pleco of fancy
China in our mammoth stock will be
marked in plain figures at ridiculous
ly low prices, on most pioces the price
will be less than half their regular
value Tut? r, sale vougennt af
ford to miss. Come early ptfor ? the
Stock is broken. Remember g|p starts
Monday morning. August S.R
S. M. & E, H. Wllke?& Co.
UK.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Sfop Thai ftuoh.
A * *? lt rea(]y for your Coal ?
Have you 1 ? ,
1Ar . z name on our list
Ail we want now y?u w^ need
?% Best Grade of Coal
We Buy OnI?gainst inferior coal<
I w ? M. Eichelberger
J. W. Ot . Phone 33
Hoard of KeglsfrntU on
The board'of registration
the first Monday'in enoh nfirM0H
who desire rcg/iUrfttion ?l1""
must come b fore the boa
day. .?. Tat
A meeting of the stockholders of
the Peoples Loan & Exchange Bank of
Laurens, S. 0. will he held in the
Office Of the hank on August 2.".. 1010.
at 10 o'clock A. M.
C. W. Tune.
July 1ft, 1010. Cashier.