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TO DEMAND CLOSE
OF HOSIERY MILL
Following Report of State Hoard of
health. Got. Blouse Declares llos.
for) Mill (outmot Must Ho Ended
and Com Irls GlfOU Outdoor Work.
Following the report of the State
Board of Health, in which conditions
at the penetentlary wore severely
dealt with, tho hosiery mill coming in
for a lareg share of criticism, Gov.
Blease, while In Charleston, declared
that he would call on Supt. Griffin to
shut down the hosiery, mill at once.
Following is in part what apeared In
the News and Courier Friday:
"I coislder the Penitentiary report
of the Stat<- hoard of health to be a
complete vindication of my position
on the subject of the investigation of
the penitentiary conditions."
In explaining the position he had
taken in the matter of the peniten
tiary investigation Governor Hlease
said that during the last session of
the legislature he had received a large
number of petitions for pardons, in
which a doctor's certificate was given
showing that the person In whose fav
or the peittlon was made had contract
ed tuberculosis in the penitentiary.
He .said that from this he could
draw btu two conclusions. The first
was that false reports were being made
out at the prison; the other that con
ditions existing there were such that
an immediate change was demanded.
In regard to the first, Governor Hlease
"1 never for a moment considered
the first as h? lug possible. I know
Dr. Butler, the prison physician, to be
a highly honorable man and a man
who would not for an instant give a
false medical certificate. 1 wish it to
bo very clearly understood that noth
ing I have said or done in the matter
has been Intended to cast the least
??0110011011 upon the Integrity of Dr.
Butler, for whom I have the highest
"T concluded, therefore, that the la
bor conditions in the penitentiary
must be most deplorable, and I knew
that all of the trouble lay in the hos
iery mill. Why. it seemed to me to
he the worst form of barbarity to con
line men in a place where they w re
subjected to conditions which would
cause them to contract a most loath
"At first I thought to have a mea
sure Introduced at the last session of
?ho legislature to abolish the hosiery
mill. Cpon second thought I decided
that it would be better to have a thor
ough Investigation of conditions, and
to introduce the measure at the next
"Many of the friends of Col. Grif
fith, the prison superintendent, crit
icised me severely for instigating this
Investigation, alleging that I intended
?o reflect upon Col. Griffith's ability.
However, 1 considered these charges
as so far from the truth and as so Un
founded that I did not take the trou
ble to reply to them. And now the
report has vindicated my position in
When asked whether or not ho
woe.ui do anything In the matter be
fore th< convening of the legislature
next February, Governor Hlease nald:
Will Close Hosier) Mill.
"As soon as I arris ? in Columbia,
J shall write to Col. Griffith request
ing him to shut down the hosiery mill
Immediately. No man in this state, no
matter whether he bo a criminal of the
wots? possible type, shall be compell
ed to work in r place where he Is ex
posed to fatal disease. Before I al
low this to take place. I'll rather free
every prisoner In the penitentiary.
News and Courier Friday.
CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATION.
People of Prospect Preparing for An
nual Brent Saturday, May "J7.
Children's Day. an annual event With
the Now Prospect church people, will
be celebrated Saturday, May 27. A
tine programo of exercises will be pre
sented by the children under the direc
tion of Mrs. P. II. Martin, and a thor
oughly delightful day is promised all
The committee on entertainment re
spectfully but urgently reepiests that
all bring out "well filled baskets" on
this occasion, and another committee
begs to remind all interested in it
that special offering will be made
to Connie Maxwell Orphanage.
Catarrh Cannot ho ( a rod
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a blood or constitutional disease, and
In order to cure It you must take In
telnal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, and acts directly
on the blood and mucous surfaces.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a eiuack
medicine. It Is prescribed by one of
the best, physicians in this country for
years and is a regular proscription, It
is composed of the best tonics known,
combined with the best blood purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surfac
es, The perrect combination of the
two ingredients is what produce:, such
wonderful results in curing Catarrh,
fiend for testimonials free.
1'. .1. Cheney & Co., Props.
Sold by Druggists, prlco 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
? GRADED SCHOOL GRADUATES. ?
The following Is a Hut of the grad
uate.", of the Laurens City Schools
das? of 1901-1902.
Mary Hell Babb, Agnes Trip Adams,
Maggie Earnest Clardy, Ulanch Julia
Clardy, Lynn Holland Smith, Emma
Class cf 1902-1908.
Oiynthla Frankm: Jones. Grace
Simmons, Edna Henri SKgreaves, An
nie Lore SItgreaves, Vaughn Remlta
Gritton, Ina Boozer LItLe, Daisy
Elizabeth Phillips, Clarence Edgar
(lass of 1903-1904.
Margaret Miller, Josle Sullivan.
Frank Crisp, Pierce Irby. Grover Pet
erson. James Sullivan.
(hiss of 1901-1905.
Olle Adams, Lilly Armstrong. Zelene
Cray. Beth Shell. Charles Simpson,
John Wells Todd.
Class of 1905-1900.
Boyce Clardy, Samuel Fleming.
Loyd Langston. Lillian Peterson, Al
bert Simpson. Lucia Simpson, Ruth
Payne, Hattle Crane.
Class of 1906-1907.
Cora Armstrong, Sarah Habb. Bessie
Brown, Helen Crisp. Annie Huff. Lilly
Miller, Sadie Sullivan, Alfred Barks
dale, Richard Simpson, Marion Wilkes.
Class Of 15H?7-190S.
Mary Crows. Fur man Dobson, Hattle
Basterby, (his Hart. Henry Irby, Mary
Lake. Eva Langston, Maude Langston.
Carlos Moseley. Annie Simpson, Eliza
( lass of 1908-1909.
Eugene Brown, Yates Brown. Ernest
Machen. Pearl Clardy, Eva Coleman,
Clara Davenport. Roberta Dorroh. Wil
lie Dorr oh, Bett'.e Lake, Tennle Mad
den. Kitty Owings, Addle Shealy. Mary
Sullivan. .Mary Teague, Jessie Thomp
son. Imogene Wilkes.
( lass of 1909-1910.
Samuel Austin. Dick Fuller. Phil
Huff, Charles Fleming, Wm. McGowan,
Barle Owings, Russell Poole, Robert
Roper, Ose SItgreaves, Ruth Brown.
Nannie Burns. Etna Cooper. Ethel
Croraer, Aani ? K. Childless, Bessie
Childless. Annie Bell Childless, Re
becca Dial, Allene Franks. Marie Gray
Edmonia Garrett, Slilrley Hlx, Ethel
Langston. Kathleen Sullivan. Margue
rite Tolbert, Allowee Watson.
Class of 1010-1911.
David Eugene Barnett, Samuel Holt.
Leon Douglas Dodson, Wiliam Lecll
Drummond, J. Kut'.odgo Eichelberger.
John Douglas Featherstone. Otis Pas
cal Huff. James Lindsay McLlh, Jared
D. Sullivan. Jr.. John S. Rally Terry,
James Con way Todd, Gertrude Barnett.
Julia Childr.ss. Esther Pitts Fowler.
Winnie Dorcas Joans. .Nfarie Sulli
van Langston, Null Mulr Payne, Ma
rie Elizabeth Thllpot, Grace Poole,
Mary Lola Posey, Marguorito Annie
Simpson. Helen Eugenia Sullivan,
Ethel Blanch Wlnn, Azilo May Wof
ford, Kate Vixon VVofford.
THROW Ot'T THE LI J K.
Give ihc Kidneys Help and Man? Peo
ple Will He Happier.
'Throw out the Life Line"?
The kidmys need help.
They're overworked?can't get the
poison filtered out of the blood.
They're getting Worse every minute.
Will you help them?
iman's Kidney iPllls have brought
thousands of kidney Bttfferers hack
Irian the vorgo of despair^.
Read this case: ^^"^
Mrs. Ira c/\U^T(u\. Main St., Clin
ton. S. C? s/j^T "l suffered from kid
ney troubiefor a year or more and
I often had dull headaches. There
w. re pains across the lower part of
my back and I felt weak and devoid Of
energy. Finally I got a supply of
Doali'fl Kidney H?ls and the contents
of one or two boxes brought me entire
relief. i am now enjoying good
i Statement given March 1908.)
\ Second Endorsement.
On March !', 1911, Mrs. Bland add; d
to the above: "I gladly endorse Doan's
Kidney Pills again for they are cer
tainly worthy of praise. | Jtin always
pleased to tell what this remedy has
done for me."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllbum Co.. Buffalo.
Now Cork, sole agents for the Culled
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
Laurens K. F. D. Carriers' .Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Laurens
County Rural letter Carrier!-.' asso
ciation will be behl on Tuesday, May
30. At this meeting officers for an
other year will be elected and dele
gates selected to the annual conven
tion of State Rural letter Carriers at
Florence In July.
Arch C. Owings, president of the
Laurens Association, is particularly
anxious for all the carriers in Laurens
County to join the local organization,
and In this connection he urges that
every man come Up to the meeting
Mantels, Tiles. Grates, wo positive
ly guarantee to save you money on
these, our price . are from ten to
twenty per cent lower than any so
called manufacturer, all we ask is a
comparison. If you want the best
"oods for the leant money possible
you will give us this.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkoa & Co.
h. A m M A M A A A. JL ft I, '.f 1/.
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CROSS HILL NEWS
Cross Hill. May 15.?An interesting
occasion among the children here was
a birthday party given by Mr. and
Mrs. .1 K. I.eaman in honor of Master
Sam Leaman's sixth birthday last
Wednesday afternoon. About thirty
little folks were invited and all had a
fine time. Sam received cpilte a lot
of presents from his little friends.
Cake and lee cream was served
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rasor entertain
ed In honor of the teachers of our
school last Wednesday evening, at
their elegant homo on Main street.
Dr. J. II. Miller lias gone to Hot
Springs, Arkansas for his health. He
suffers with rheumatism.
We often are saddened by t be
thought of opportunities unimproved
and the "saddest words of tongue or
pen are these: it might have been."
A man in our town put away a coat
last fall and forgot a pocket book left
In it which contained a roll of bills.
He got out the coat a few day3 ago and
there was the book and bills as he left
it. His wife says she only wants an
other opportunity. What a privilege
Miss Rhldona Owens has finished
her term at North High school and is
at home again.
Mr. Edwin Wasson led his horse to
the pasture last Wednesday and when
he pulled off the bridle the horse kick
ed hitting Mr. Wasson on the cheek
and mouth. Most of his teeth are i
knocked out or injured and he has
suffered terribly from the wound. His 1
jaw bone is broken.
The closing exercises of the school
will be held at the auditorium next
Friday evening. Exercises by the
graduating class and an address by
Rev. Mr. Roper tPresiding Flder) of
There was a reunion of the Miller
family last Thursday at a dinner given
[by Dr. and Mrs. J .11. Miller. Some
of the immediate family could not be
present. Mr. W. M. Miller is still at
the hospital in Atlanta.
Memorial Day was observed last
Friday. The programme arranged by
the "Daughters" was carried out at
the Baptist church. Mr.W. T. Simp
son presided Mr. W. B. Fuller read
the roll of dead, and Hon. F. P. Mc-j
Gowan of Laurens made the address.
There was a short service at the inon
ununt and all went from there to the
cemetery where beautiful flowers were
placed on the soldier's graves.
A citizen living near the Saluda
river caught a tish recently that
weighed 21 pounds. He had some dif
ficulty landing it but finally brought
It out. It was on Sunday and we hear
that his wife and daughter would not
help him use it. I rather think he
lives across the line in Newberry coun
ty. I don't think Laurens County peo
ple fish on Sunday.
Mr. Hugh Leaman of Clinton was on
the sick list and came home for a
few days. Dr. Peake came by and
asked him to take a ride. The left
about I o'clock, visitt.' a patient near
Mountville and then tooK .? ttpui .
Laurens via Clinton end back home
before ft o'clock. A pretty good outing
for a sick man.
Messrs. .1. W. Simmons. C. D. Nance
and L H. Rasor accompanied by
friends went to Greenville last Sun
day .May 7th. in their antes, return
ing the same day.
We are showing a very attractive
line of Hammocks this season, all
Bpehdldly made, yet the prices are
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
* TUMBLING SHOALS. *
? 0 *
Mr. W. D. Sullivan anO Miss Nisa
Sullivan, of this community, wore
visitors in Laurens last week:
Mr. and Mrs. Ludie Bolt and < iil
dren made ; visit to Donaldson laut
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. John Crawford spent a few d tyn
with the Messrs. Crawford in this ec
Mrs. A. W. Sweeney, accompa lied
by her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Bagwell,
spent last Friday with their siste: n
Mr. Kd Knight and son spent a fow
?'"vs in th.is community with Mr. > -ill
Knight ic ntly.
Mr. Neill Knight and family went
to Princeton last Sunday in their . tw
auto and worshipped there.
Westmoreland's Tetter Ointment,
removes all roughness or redness of
the skin. Heals all erruptions. makes
the skin smooth, fair and healthy
Sold at your Drug Store.
We now have the largest and t eat
line of three and five pieced Parlor
Suits to he found In the State. Call
and see them.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
? AT- i ?
We have just what you want in Summer Goods. For this hot
weather we have just received bigshipmentof NewThings,
Colored Lawns, Batiste and Shear White Goods.
Give this big store the opportunity of showing
you why you should trade here with us.
! lot Gingham and Chambray, worth 8c In short lengths .. . .5c
27 in Utility GIAgham, all now patterns, only.10c
Mo. 12 Chambroy, -7 in wide, only.lbc
21 Iii Dross Gingham, fast colors, only.8c
Short lengths in Apron Gingham.5c
Dates Gingham, all now styles, only per yard.12i4c
Percale and Suiting Department.
Full 36 In Percale, fast colors.10c
Besl Manchester Percales worth inc. Switzer sells for .. . ,12)4c
"7 in Suiting, worth 20e only.15c
Good Dress Duck, for Skirts, only.10c
Calico only per yard.?c
Black and White Check Calico, per yard.5c
White Lawn, per yard.5c
Value and Style in Ladies'Oxfords
Buttons, Velvet and Cravanette.$8.50 to $4,00
Patent. 2 strap.<.$3UK)
Patent Colt. Pumps.#2.50
Patent Sailor Ties.$2J>0
Tan Sailor Ties.$W5
Velvet Pumps.? ? $2.00
Viel Kid Oxfords.$1.50
Viel Kid Oxfords.$1.25
Children's and Misses.50c to $1.50
White Goods Department!
27 in Popline, 25c kind, in short lengths, white only, by the piece
per yard.15c ?
10 in Lawn, Bhort length:;, by the piece the yard.I0e
27 In Brown Linen.lOv
36 in White Madras.10c
Klaxon, white, from.IOC to 25c
White Waistlng from.10c to 25c
Linen Lawn, only.25c
in Check, all linen ...50c
27 in La Delle Organdie, going at.10c
L'7 in Belinont Batiste, fancy stripes and bordered, per yd .. ,.10c
27 In Superior Batiste, all new shades, per yard.Me
'_'7 in Bristol Foulard, only.l,><?
Fast Black Seamless GUUZS Hose.15c
Knst Black Seamless Gauze Hose.25c
Fast Black Seamless Silk Hose.5<?e
Children Socks from.10c to 25c
Ask to see our No. 187 Batist Corset for.f>0c
1011 La Heine Corset, long hip.$1.00
Bleached Gauze Vest..*?.
AH Linen Ladies Handkerchiefs.'tc
Value in Men's Oxfords
Patent. Viel and Dull leathers.$1.00 to $5.(111
Tans. Patent and Gun Metal.$3.00
Patent and Tans.$2.50
Gun Metal and Patent.$2.00
Boy's Gun Metal and Patent.$1.50 to $3.00
Enterprise Bank Building Laurens, South Carolina