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EVILS OF "BIG BUSINESS."
Representative W. ('. Irby, of Laurens
County, Points Out Trend of Coun
try Toward Fiuanelal Imperialism,
To the Democrats of South Carolina:
It is only a short time before the
meeting of the state Democratic con
vention and I wish to call attention
to mutters that should receive seri
OUS consideration by the Democratic
clubs and county and state Conven
tions. Under our present national
banking laws great wealth, power and
Influence, is concentrated in the hands
of a few Individuals, thereby creat
ing a money trust which places the
industrial welfare as well as the de
velopment of the resources of the
country at the mercy of gamblers and
speculators who will stop at nothing
in their mad attempt to own and con
trol the country, although It means
ruin, want and misery for millions of
industrious and unsuspecting people.
The scarcity of money in the South
makes it necessary for this as well as
other sections of the country to be
come dependent upon Wall street and
its allies for hundreds of millions of
dollars In order to carry on its in
dustrial development and increasing
business, thereby subjecting all legiti
mate business to short and in many
instances call loans from New York
and other money centers and enabling
speculators of Wall street to create
a panic at their pleasure and rob and
ruin the producers of the wealth of
The power of speculators over the
mill industry and money of the coun
try together with the enormous
amount of distress cotton In the fall,
makes it necessary for the southern
states to protect the price of cotton
by holding it and furnishing the farm
ers money on it at cost so as to en
able them to market it gradually. This
can be done by the passage of a law
by Congress allowing each state to
borrow paper currency from the I'nit
ed States government up to a certain
per cent of the valuation of its taxa
ble property under such rules as would
safeguard the public interest. This
is the only way to eliminate the mid
dlemen between the government and
the people lu the issue of money, se
cure a just distribution of the cur
rency, and free all legitimate busi
ness from the power and Influence of
Wall street nnd Its allies. Each state
would bo responsible only for what
it obtained and could aid and protect
the industry in which it is vitally in
terested. The southern states could
build warehouses, furnish the farmers
money on a safe basis on the cotton
at cost of storage, etc., and guarantee
to every man from the richest to the
poorest a fair price for his product.
Some persons object that this would
bo class legislation, but they are mis
taken, for all classes sutler when the
farmers suffer. Some say high priced
cotton is injurious to the mill opera
tives. I answer, that when cotton
was I or f? cents per pound thousands
of farmers were compelled to leave
their farms and go to the mills and
that there were nearly t o men for
every job; but when the price rose
thousands of mill operatives were en
abled to go to the farms, creating a
scarcity of help In the mills and forc
ing them to givo better conditions.
This would also enable the counties
to obtain enough money to locate and
build permanent roads without in
creasing our tax levy one cent. There
are hundreds of thousands of acres of
valuable land in this state on which
little taxes are paid and used only
a few weeks in the year by very weal
thy northerners for hunting purpos
es, which the state could purchase,
drain and make homes for thousands
of her homeless citizens
It' any one doubts the wisdom of
such a law, I refer him to the fact
that national banks can obtain paper
currency from the government upon
state and municipal bonds at 1-2 of
one per cent Interest, and If the bond
is good for banks to obtain the mon
ey on. it should be good for the state
to obtain the money direct.
For instance, the city ol Laurens
issued $40,000 In bonds, and taxes Its
people every year $1(500 to pay in
terest, while a national bank can get
the same amount from the govern
ment on the same kind of security and
only pay $200 interest. Our state debt
is about $15,000,000 and we are taxed
about $21)0,000 annually to pay inter
est, while the national banks can ob
tain the $15,000,000 from the govern
ment on the same kind of security and
only pay $30,000 interest.
To me it, is such a plain just and
reasonable proposition and fraught
with bo much good for tho people that
I cannot see how any fair-minded or
reasonable man could object. Some
people say that it would be too great
an undertaking and that Wall street
would not permit Congress to enact
such a law. Big evils require big
things to remedy them and nothing
should be too great an undertaking
when the welfare of the people is nt
My experience has shown me that
we cannot expect anything from Con
gress and other legislative bodies un
til the people become aroused and de
mand relief and I ask every thought
I ful man if It is not time we were
awaking to our interests.
William C. Irby, Jr.
DANDRUFF AM) ITCHING
SCALP YIELD TO
Why should you continue to exper
iment with salves, greasy lotions and
fancy hair dressings trying to rid your
scalp of germ life. They cant do It
because they cannot penetrate to the
seat of the trouble and draw the germ
life to the surfac of the scalp and de
Why not try a PROVEN REMEDY?
One that will do this. Wo have a rem
edy that will rid the scalp of germ
life and in this way will cure DAN
DRUFF and ITCHING SCALP.
This remedy Is ZEMO, a clean, re
fined, penetrating scalp tonic that goes
right to the seat of the trouble and
ilrives the germ life to the surface
and destroys it.
A chnmpoo with ZEMO (ANTISEP
TIC) SOAP and one application of
ZEMO will entirely rid tho scalp of
dandruff and scurf. Do not hesitate,
but get a bottle of ZEMO today. It
acts on a new principle and will do
exactly what we claim for it.
Sold and endorsed in Laurens by the
Laurens Drug Co.
The firm of W. H. Hudgens & Co.
has been dissolved as notified before.
All persons indebted to said firm, who
ever they may be, must make settle
ment of their accounts, or satisfac
torily arrange them, by April 15th, or
their accounts will be placed in the
hands of attorneys for collection.
W. II. Dial.
One of the Firm.
We arc showing the largest line of
Refrigerators ever brought to Lau
and our prices are the lowest to be
S. M. & E. II. Wilkcs ? Co.
Hlblcs for tbc IIoU>l Bed-Rooms.
The Sunday school parade, which Is
to take place at. the State Convention
at Greenwood, promises to be the most
remarkable religious demonstration
even seen in the state. Twenty-live
hundred people are to "oe in line. The
stores will be closed and all Green
wood will line the sidewalks to view
The most thrilling moment of the
demonstration will be when the five
hundred men, from the men's Bible
Classes all over the state, each carry
ing ii Bible, march through the square
and stack their Bibles. These Bibles
are to be placed in the hotel bed
rooms of South Carolina, While the
Bibles are being stacked, an open-air
song service will be held, led by Mr.
J. Lincoln Hall of Philadelphia. Mr.
Hall led the great Methodist Camp
Meeting at Ocean Grove, N. J. last
summer when eight and ten thous
and people were in attendance.
HOW CHRONIC COUGHS
Are Being Cured by Vinol
New Haven, Conn.?"I was troubled
with a most porsistent chronic cough
for a long time and had tried so many
remedies and prescriptions without
benoflt that I was discouraged. I was
persuaded by my friends to try Vi
nol. After taking the second bottle,
my cough left me, and I must say I
never felt bettor in my life. I can al
so recommend Vinol to any one in a
run-down condition as the best pobbI
It is the combined action of tho
medicinal elements of tho cods' liv
ers, aided by tho blood-making and
Btrenglh-croating properties of tonic
Iron which makes Vinol so efficient In
curing chronic coughs, colds and
bronchitis?at the samo time building
up the weakened, run-down System.
Try a bottle of Vinol with tho un
derstanding that your money will bo
returned if it does not help you.
LAUKENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief and an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price fi.oo.
Trial Package by mall 10 rents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop*.. Cleveland. Ohio
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens. S. C
For sale by
Local Dealers or Cortright Metal Roofing Company
50 N. 23rd, St., Philadelphia, Pa.
The tender, delicious right kind-hand picked-are
to be had here at reasonable prices.
You will also find our Roasts, Steaks, Chops,
Bacons, Hams, Sausage, etc. of a similar high grade
excellence and of course, reasonably priced, too.
Sanitary cleanliness and prompt service at
This is Easter Week!
RED IRON RACKET
Is now brim full and running over with Beautiful Spring Goods, Millinery, Dress Goods, Ribbons,
Laces, Embroidery, Clothing, Hats, Slippers, Shoes, Pants, Shirts, Collars, Ties, Ladies'
Shirtwaists, Skirts, Children's Dresses, Ladies' Cord Bags, Belts,
Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Notions and all the Latest
Creations in Merchandise. Come to
RED IRON RACKET
and buy your Easter Clothes and
save 15 to 35 per cent. We haven't time to list
prices this week, are so busy opening up Goods and selling
Goods, (and building.) Come to Laurens and look through the Red Iron Racket Store,
the store that is making Laurens famous by Selling Same Goods for Less Money,
5IX SPECIAL BARGAIN DAYS THIS WEEK
J. C. BURNS & COMPANY
Six Big Department
RED IRON RACKET
210 West Laurens Street Laurens, South Carolina
Sells Same Goods for