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WISE TURKEYS TRAINING DOWN FOR THANKSGIVING
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F only turkey birds were wise they'd read the sporting pages,
Discovering there the secret rare of lengthening out their ages.
By training down instead of up they'd so reduce their meat
That when Thanksgiving day comes round they'd not be fit to eat,
And when the buyer came along to talk with Farmer Jones
He'd say, "Why, I these birds can't buy?they're only skin and bones!"
ON MILL MERGERS
Declares The; Tend lo Keep the Price
of I'otto n Down iiml Pears That
STfcej Will Krcntnallj Work \;:niii*t,
jn Saturday afternoon's Issue of The!
Anderson Daily Mall, Hon. D. Wyatl
.Aiken, Congressman from the Third
District, contributed the following ar
ticle in reply to a letter from .Mr. <T. |
T. Wakefleld, a resident of Anderson: '
To the Editor of the Daily Mail: I
read with interest the letter of my
good friend Mr. T. T Wakefleld, In
a recent issuo of Tlie Dally Mail on !
r.he mill merger proposition.
While i defer to the opinion of bo
fgood n man ami such an exemplary ;
citizen us Is Mr. Wakefleld, I think 1
lie is wrong in some of Iiis conclu- 1
The (n ice of cotton is fixed In I -i v
erpnol based on the world's supply,
rif which this country furnishes about
two thirds, The difference In the
j>rJce of COttOll ill Texas ami South
Carolina, being from a quarter to a
liatf rent per pound In favor of South
Carolina, is a bonus paid by the mills
rot South Carolina, which would oth
erwise be deducted for freight eharg
s and extra expense of handling, If
the S nth Caorlina crop had to be sent
out of the state. The shutting down
*of an isolated mill or even a block of
*nills In this state cannot materialy
Effert the price; ami the fact is that
?indr.r separate management, as now
?.listing, all the mills of this state
Jiavo never been shut down at one
They cannot and do not agree as to
policy. One mill may have sold a
jirofi'nble contract twelve months In
sulvunee, must supply Its customer,
And be.-.!<?.?? could not enter Into an
agreement to ?dose down. Another de
pending on the present cloth market
*nold In; 4n -condition to shut down,
tafBf? varied circumstances must vary
.the action of separately managed
miUJh, In the matter of cloning downv
Kvery mill eliminated ah a sopar-,
t?te unit and added to the merger,*
make* easier the shutting down of
tiuj wholo by eliminating divergent
Jntmreafs and placing oontrol in one
onnaier hnnrt. Suppose, then, that all
tthe raills of South Carolina were tin
nier one control, and this is the spirit
?of,imerger, and suppose the mills of
?II ofhor southern slat es were siml
larly controlled, how much easier it
would bo for a small body, composed
of one man from each cotton manu
facturing .state, to got together at a
vital time in tho marketing of cotton
i ;.<i totally suspend buying. Under
such circumstances no Individual
would fear a short supply for the mer
ger, if necessary, would accommodate
by shipping in the necessary supply.
The advantage, by reason of local
mills, that the South Carolina far
mer has over the Texas farmer would
vanish, and South Carolina and Tex
as would lose alike, additionally in
millions of dollars by the temporary
withdrawal of so large a body ol
Spinners from the market.
It may be suggested that the mer
ged mills will not dare stand out of
the market for fear of running short.
With a short crop they would not, but
a short crop takes care of Itself.
If the supply Is adequate they would
lose nothing by temporary cessation
from buying for foreign spinners
would not buy in excess of their de
mand. The merged mills would only
delay securing their supply and hav
ing depressed the market to their sat
isfaction would buy at the lower tlg
Touching Mr. Wakoflold's sugges
tion that weak mills will be made
strong by entering the merger and
that all will have more money with
which to buy cotton and hence will
pay the higher price, It may be stat
ed as a fact that no mill will pay
more in excoss of the export price
than the bonus of freight and hand
ling already referred to. Besides, as
I every mill man will Inform him, shut
< ting downs are attributable, in 96
[ per cent of instances, not to lack of
funds, but to disparity between the
price of cotton and the price of cloth.
He will never again henr of a shut
down with cotton selling at nine and
ten cents por pound.
Every new cotton mill increasing the
consumption of cotton, tends to in
crease the price of raw cotton. In a
previous letter published I stated that
the policy of the merger would be
to discourage the ,bu|ldlng of , new
mills. , j
A combination to this end already,
exists in this state, and In several
Instances where sufficient local cap
ital had been subscribed the mills
were defeated through the advice and
influence of those In the combination.
In one instance a mill was actually
built *y one not subject to the order
of this combination. Uhlle It was In
process of construction a member of
the combination stated that the
wh< Iiis would never turn tinder his
management. More than a year has
elapsed and the statement has been
fully verified, though a mill in the
same town?built by on? nearer in
touch with the "powers that be" start
ed later and began manufacturing
Concentrated control will undoubt
edly shut out the building of new
ail Is, and it Is admitted that every
new mill adds to the demand for
cotton What northern Investor would
risk bis capital in a proposed inde
pendent new mill in this state against
the advice and in the face of the op
position of a merger?
It seems that the most dangerous
tendency of the merger threatens the
rights of the mill operative. The
best of men, employer and employe,
may have differences, barest differ
ences, that cannot be adjusted, Un
der such circumstances nothing Is
loft to the employe but to bunt a new
employer. With all the mills of the
state under one control where would
the employe turn?
With an understanding between
the heads of mergers in the several
states, the lot of the employe would
be pitiful indeed. I have the profound
est respect for the leading mill men
Of this state, for some of them for
instance, .lames I). Hammett, Augus
tus W. Smith, Lewis W. Parker and
others, I have the, warmest personal
regard. The rights of the individual
operative would be safe in their
hands; but who knows who is even
tually to succeed them? If the man
ufacturing of the state is ever con
centrated In the hands of one man,
who knows but that some day that
man may come from a distant sec
tion; mny totally lack sympathy with
our people and conditions; and may
exercise a power over the operative
more than autocratic? No greater
danger could threaten the civil and
political liberty of the operative than
to make him absolutely dependent on
one man for the bread he eats.
I do not believe that my good
friend, Mr. Wakefleld has reflected
maturely on th?.dangers of the mer
ger,?system. I jnay J>e unduly ever
clued over the dangerous features
myself, but I am sure that his good
judgment will In time reject the mer
ger plan as dangerous to prosperity
and a menace to free popular govern
ment. . i . , .
Abbeville, S. C, Nov. 17, 1911.
it surely is!
Your dreamy, pleasing satisfaction of a
good smoke is greatest when you have the
right kind of a cigar-=the sort you like. All
brands are carried at this store. We have
your favorite--moist--\vell kept--just ready
to light up and enjoy. Call in and try.
Tobacco is a hobby of ours. We have a stock
of tobaccos?smoking and chewing?that is as
well chosen and kept as that of any big city cigar
store. Your inspection is cordially invited today.
Laurens, S. C.
Buyers Guide and Classified
For Cleaning, Pressing
and Dyeing. All Alterations
promptly and neatly clone.
Telephone No. 254.
Harness, Horse Goods
The difference between a
rut and a grave is the length
and the breadth of it. If you
JOHN A. FRANKS
there is no danger of falling
Conic In nnd sec about the West
flhonse Hugged Tungsten Lamps and
let us reduce your light bill.
W. P. HUDGENS
Tinning. Rooffing and
S. S. BOYD
Plumber and Tinner
Dealer in Plumber's and Tin
Upstairs opposite. City Hall.
Marble and Granite Dealers
Georgia, Vermont and Italian
. ? ? . MARBLES
^Vinsboro Granite kept on yard
all the time at
Newberry, 8. O.
We wash everything but
the Baby. Put your duds in
my suds. The best combina
tion in Laurens.
Laurens Steam Laundry
Delicacies of the Season1
For all the Delicacies of
is the place to go.
Laurens' Up-to-date Grocers
We are the sole bot
tlers for Coca Cola, the
, Coca Cola Bottling
"The Quality Printshop"
^Specialist in Every Class
of Job Work
- OF THE -
The Book's of the County Treasurer <
will be opened for the collection of
State, County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year, 1911. at the
Treasurer's Office from October 15th.
to December 31st. 1911. After Decem
ber 31st., one per cent, will be added.
After January 31st, two per cent, will .
be ad?ed, and after February 2Sth.,
seven per cent, will be added till the
15th. day of March, 1912, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Township are requested to
call for receipts in each of the several
Townships in which the property is
located. This is important, as additio^^^
al cost and penalty may be ahacht^B
All able-bodied male citizens b^F
tween the ages of 21 and CO years of
I age are liable to pay a poll tax of Jl.W
1 except old soldiers, who are exempt it*** *
50 years of age. Commutation Road
Tax $1.50, In lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
, For State purposes.5?? mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
I For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
! For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Roads and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House Bonds .. ..2 mills
Special Schools?Laurens Township.
Laurens No. 11.7 mills /
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2 . . .-2 mills
Narnie No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 1.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 milts
Oak Grove No. 6.2 mills
Ora No. 12.- mills
Sp?cial Schools?Youngs Township.
Votings No. :;.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.3 mills
Youngs No. 4.3 mills
Youngs No. 5.3 mill<
Fountain Inn No. 3B.B mills
Lanford No .10.4 Ms mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Special Schools?Dials Township.
Green Fond No. 1.3 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owings No. 5 .. ..4 mills
Barksdale No. 0.2 mills
Dial Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
Mt. Bethel No. 2.3 mills
Princeton No. 1.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.2 mills
Rabun No. i.i mills
Hondersonvllle No. 5.4 mill
Friendship No. G.2n mills
Breworton No. 7.3 mill:
Sullivan Township R R Bonds I mill
Special Schools?Waterloo Township
Waterloo No. 14.3 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1.3 mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mill*
Kkom No. 3.4 mills"
Centerpoint No. 4.2 mills
Oakville No. 5.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. C.2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools?Cross Hill Townshi)
Cross Hill No. 13*.6 mills
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. I.2 mili^
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Cross Hill No. G.2 mills
Special Schools?Hunter 'r ?wnshl
Mountville No. 1G.4% m/
Hunter No. 2.2 m
Hunter No. 3.2 mill
Clinton No. 5.6 mill
Hunter No. 8.3 mill
Special Schools?Jacks Township
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schools?Srufiletown Township
Langston Church No. 3.3 mill
Scufllotown No. 1.2 mills
Lanford No. 10.1?.(. mill
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will be given tbos
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mail by cheek, money order, etc
Persons sending in lists of names I
be taken off nre requested to send
them early; and give the Township ol
each, as the Treasurer is very busy
during the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG,
September 15, 1911.?td.?
Take notice that on the 2nd day of
December, wo will render a final ac
count of our nets and doings as Bx
editors of the estate of Gardner I.
Davis, deceased, In the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county,
at 11 o'clock, a. m.. and on the same
dny will apply for a final discharge
from our trust as Kxeeutors.
Any persons indebted to said estnP
are notified and required to make pay
menl on that date; and all person
having claims ngalnst said estate wil'
present them on or before said date
W. A. Davis. V
J. F. Davis,
November 1, toil?1 mo.
Take notice that on the 1st dny of
Docomber, I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as V,t
eeutor of the estate of Emma J. Moj
ley, deceased, in tho oITlce of the Ji
of Probate of Laurens county, at 1.
clock, a.. m? and on the. same day
apply for a flnnt discharge from mir f
trust as Executor.
Any persons Indebted to said esUW
are notified and required to make p*y:
menl on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, 0r bo forever barfed.
J; R. Moseley' 1
. ' ' t Executor.,
Novembed 1, 1911?1 mb.
8ee our line of Heating Stovea,'?'^
II sizes, nil prices, for either coal, wood
S. M, ft E. H. Wtikes ft Co.