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Laurens, S. C.
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JrOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
fa is the beat riiedlclne ever sold
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A man becomes of value to a business the minute he begins looking for
work instend of looking for pay.
And. in the usual case, when one becomes of value to a business, he Is
more certain of his salary than the owner is of an annual surplus.
The man Who is cheerfully and constantly seeking the burden of additional
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more important kind of work, and fitting his mind or hand for it. In good
times he will receive hotter pay than the rest. In hard times, when the whir
ring of machinery is stopped and panic stalks abroad, he is certain of employ
ment when other men are Idle. He is the king of laborers, and lo to 1 he is a
student of his business as well, because mental ambition and physical energy
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lows and binds him to their purses and their souls as mortui- binds brick and
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Complalners without cause n? as easy to find as cornstalkes on an Iowa
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? ares of life. Hut the man who protests because he is not asked to do enough
of complains because his burden is too light for the development of his pow
ers is as hard to find as a contented man in Russia, or a fresh biscuit in the
OF FLEECING HIM
Western "Lumberjack" Siijs Kockcfcl.
In Took AdvuiltUgO of Him and Got
All of Iiis Holdings.
Washington, Nov. 21.?Alfred Mor
dent of the Duluth, Missabe & Nortb
rltt, of Duluth. Minn., the first presi
orn railway, who styled himself a
"lumberjack unacquainted with the
methods of the money trust," told the
house steel trust Investigating com
mittee today that through loans of
less than $1,000,00 from .lohn I).
Rockefeller he had lost his holdings
In the Missabe Iron mines and the
rallroa l's properties now owned by
tho United Steel corporation and es
timated to he worth today its high as
Merrltl declared that he was in
duced through F. 1). Gates, Mr.
Rockefeller's secretary, "In charge of
his chaiitabli work." to put up all his
holdings as collateral for loans from
Mr. Rockefeller in 1892 and 1893. One
loan was for $420,000. Others were
for various sums, dates, he said, was
a Baptist preacher in whom he had
confidence and who assured him that
by placing a call loan he would not be
pressed and that he would be taken
Called the Loans.
The witness related how two
months after he had put up his col
lateral with Mr. Rockefeller, during
the panic of 1893, Rockefeller called
the loan, giving him 21 hours to raise
$420,000 and that being unable to
raise the money he and his brother
lost their property. He admitted that
Mr. Rockefeller offered him an op
portunity to buy his property back
within a year but declared that the
oil king tobi financiers "to keep
hands off" and that he was unable to
raise money anywhere.
The Morritt's were first parties to
a transaction with Mr. Rockefeller
and others in the formation of the
Lake Superior Consolidated Iron
mines. In this the mines of the Su
perior region and the Duluth, Missabe
& Northern were consolidated. Out
of this a suit by the Merritts against
Rockefeller developed on the ground
of misrepresentation of the value of
mining properties turned in by the
Rockefeller interests. Subsequently
Rockefeller paid the Merritts $:,L'.',.o(.u
in the settlement for this.
Asked to Remain.
Before this settlement and after he
had lost his stock holdings and cens
ed to be president of the railroad,
Merritt testified that F. I). Hates came
to him and said Mr. Rockefeller want
ed him to continue as president of the
road for another year.
"Was that the Baptist preacher
Hates who camo to you?" asked Chair
"Yes," Merritt replied. "He said
Mr. Rockefeller hnd confidence in inc.
and knew that I, through my ac
quaintances with the boys on the
range, would be able, to get more ship
ping business than any one else could
do. I guess that was true."
"The Rev. Dr. Gates seemed to be
serving the I.ord and John I). Rocke
feller, didn't he?" the chairman in
Would Not Serre Johndee.
"But I refused tho offer," Merritt
answered emphatically. "I told Ga'es
that I could not retain my manhood
and work lor .lohn I). Rockefeller.'.'
The intricacies of the transactions
were involved and with difficulty
were drawn from the witness. Rep
resentative Beall of Texas finally
summed the matter up:
?Voii do know this, then," said Mr.
Beall, "before you dealt with John I).
Rockefeller, you and your brother had
valuable stockholdings in the Lake
Superior ore region and in this rail
road and after your dealing with him
you had no stock?"
"Yes. that's it," said Mr. Merrltt.
"I want to emphasize further that
before I dealt with Rockefeller I had
1-10 interest in the Duluth, Missabe
& Northern railroad which last year
made $3,000,000, and that now I have
"I am inclined to blame the preach
er more than I am Rockefeller. He
deceived mo. I don't blame Rocke
feller so much, lie belongs to the
"What reason did Rockefeller have
for closing in on you?" asked Rep
i resentative Gardner. "Did he need
! the money?"
"fie wanted that property. I am con
vinced thnt he sent the "hands off"
notice to financiers with whom I tried
to raise money to redeem my property,
lie told financiers in Cleveland whom
I approached, that the property he
bought for $10 a share was not worth
$.">. and 1 could not get a cent.
"I put too much faith in these men
In my Interest to develop the property.
I was only a lumberjack and wood
I man, unused to money trust ways,
j Many a Western man has had a sitni
I lar experience in New York."
After Chairman Stanley hod indi
cated that he would be very glad to
hear from Mr. Rockefeller on the mat
ter, Mr. IJeall made a motion that he
be served with a subpoena (luces
tcutn. George Weiiman Murray, coun
sel for Mr. Rockefeller, objected and
suggested that Mr. Rockefeller be re
quired to send the contract described.
"I am sure Mr. Rockefeller would
I be glad to comply with nny request,"
'< said Mr. Murray.
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We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
Fine Farm for Sale!
A tract of 500 Acres, good strong farm land
for sale within 3 miles of Clinton, Five good
houses thereon, one having waterworks. Ploughs,
shredder, saw mill and all other machinery go with
land. Price $11,000.00.
For further Information apply to
D. Wyat Neville
Clinton, . - - - South Carolina
1 i i
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. >
In Court of Common Pleas.
Wilmington Saving & Trust Company,
R. G. Franks, Nancy M. Franks, W.
L. Gray and Palmetto Rank of Lau
rens, S. C, Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of Court In
the above stated caso, I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder,
at Laurens C. H., S. C. on salesday
in December next, being Monday the
4th day of the month, during the legal
hours of such sales, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot. piece or parcel of land
lying, being and situato on Chestnut
and Enrle streets in the city of Lau
I rens, county and state aforesaid, con
j tainiug one half an acre, more or less,
with the following metres and bounds:
fronting on said Chestnut street 198
links and on Karle street 2?l links,
bounded by said streets and lots of
W. C. lrby and lot formerly owned by
Heat l ire Yeargin, being the lot Con
I veyed to Nancj M. Franks by W. C.
? 11 by on March 18. 1898, the deed there
to being recorded in book 8 page 31 1
in Clerk of Court's olllee for Laurens
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel
of land lying, being and situate with
in two miles of Laurens C. H., on Clin?
j ton road, county and state aforesaid,
containing forty one (11) acres, more
i or less, bounded by lands of Mrs. E.
J. Garlington. J. D. Childless and oth
. ers. being the tract conveyed to R.
G. Franks, by Sable Ballcw on Juno
111, 1900, and known as part of tho
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel
Of land lying, being and situate with
in two miles of Laurens C. H., on Clin
ton road, county and state aforesaid,
containing eighty four (84) acres,
more or loss, bounded by lands of
1 brain Garlington, Marl Hunter and
others, being the tract conveyed to
R. G. Franks, by B. F. Hallow on June
11, 1906, and known as the burnslde
Also, all that lot. piece or parcel of
land lying, being and situate about
two miles from Laurens C. 11.. adjoin
? ing the above described tract of land,
containing oOV4 acres, more or less,
and known as the W. B. Motto place,
hounded by lands known as W. B.
Motte place, the Scott Templeton place,
Jim Allen, Hiram Garlington and It.
Said lands sold upon the follow
ing terms: One half cash, and the bal
| ance on a credit of one year, to bo
secured by the bond of the purchaser,
i and a mortgage of the premises, tho
credit portion to bear legal Interest
I from day of sale with the leave of
purchaser to pay entire bid in cash,
i Purchaser to pay for papers and if
purchaser fails to comply with terms
of sale, said premises to be resold at
his risk, upon the sam.? or some sub
icqucut salesday, upon same terms.
JOHN D. OWINGS,
Sheriff Laurons County,
Dated this Sth day of November,
A. D. 1911. 15- It
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