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HON. W. C. IRBY, JR.
States Definitely that lie will be a
Candidate for Governor and Gives
In Brief his Platform.
Hon. W. C. Irby, Jr., of this city,
has addressed a communication to
severai niownpiiapers in this state out
lining the platfornm on which he pro
poses :.o staind in his campaign for
governor. It is as follows:
To the Democrats of Soutlh Carolina:
I will be a candidate for Governor
and will state briefly my views on
iluestions of N ltal interest to the peo
ple. I hope to mreet the people in the
ciamlpaigYn and will ask them to judge
mc by the 1.rineli es for which I
stand and as to whthxfier they believe
I will have the honesty and courage
:id ability to press them in the in
terest of the people. I have follow
ed but one rule ill the Iwelve years of
ily piblic life. namely: "Strive for
aws thit 'ill protect the poor an11
the rich can l:tke care of them'selves2."
I be!ieve the cotton mill truxst is
being fortnd and operated by thi
northe't :t ia:j lority .tock' loluers (who
'ontrol 1.-t ic vly all our col ton
mills) fourci:g their o:licials to st:y
off the xtur::im when ve have cototon to
.:ell a ored nle i',::s' front thmx, by con
Iract, when t he'y have pooled their
intxrstcs 1n1 manipulated the ex
ethanig(s. :o as to nma ke big profits. I
believe I t ujaiority stockholders,
by mx:nitixlating the price of cotton,
:'nd extorting exhorbitant prices as
' omni ssion mereIiants for selling cot
toil goods are taking all the pro Ills in
our cot ton ma nufactu ring indust ry
.,reatly to the injury of small stock
tolders. lowering wages in mills, de
pressing the ipric of your cotton, and
enabling them to evade jist taxation
by making it appear on their books
that cotton mills are losing money.
The cotton twills ann shut down at
any time and we have no means of
tinding out Whether such action is
.ustitiable or a conspiracy to depress
the price of cotton, lower wages, or
inthimlidate their employes.
I therefore favor a law requiring
cotton mills to make full reports of
their transact1ions to the Commission
er of Agriculture to enable the Attor
ney General to obtain facts with which
to 'prosecute ti bur courts, viola
tions of law and prevent conspira
ries against the welfare of the peo
ple. I befleve this law would reveal
facts that would enable us to regulate
wages, so that the hours of labor
could be gradually reduced to eight
hours per day without working hard
ships on cotton milk and greatly to
the benefit of the employes. The pow
er of corporate wealth makes it neces
sary to regulate wages in order to
prevent them from grinding and op
pressing 'their employes.
The louse passed my bill requir
ing reports, but it had scarce!y
reached the Senate iefore telegrams
or letters were being received by
'Snators fron all over the State, charg
ing me wit hi having slipped it through
thxe House and so strong was thme in
iluence of the ('otton, mill lobby thait
they obitalned a willIng ear in the
Senate and~ the bill was killed. If the
Comm issioner' of Agrilculturxe is not to
he0 required to obtain such facts of1
such vital intecrest to the people we
hxad juist ais wexllI a bol ishi Ithe otlice.
'T believe 'much dissatisfaction
caused by dlockage of emploves for
had cloth is (1ue to the fact that the
mills employ children to spIn the
threadl and becoming tir'ed and care
less spini defective thIiread wh'leIh wheon
it goes ixito cloth, makes It hard fox'
weavers to prxevent a defect lin the
cloth. If then mills wvould pay their'
employes a just wvage they could send
their chilid ron to school and give them
better' opportuniitiles to deOvelop them
mentally and phlysleally, and wvould
not have to wvork theirm in comnpetition
wvith thenmselvYes, ther'eby enabuilinag the
mills to lowver the scale of wvages to a
Onie hxalf thle xnmbe r of our white
"Cole (10 not owna theirx homes, thoiuis
ands axe hexavily mortgaged, andI we
are becomxiin g more and mor'e ax home -
less people0. The constant lncr'ease in
the pri'ce of Ilandl makes It harder anad
har'der fox' yoinxg mnen to obtain
homes, and~ we axe fast approachxing
'u time when our' white people wvill 1)0
forceed to ondur e whlatlever conditions
they cani obtain in ('ottonx mills, cities
and townts as they will lie unable to
comp~ete with the horde of negro
reuters on the farmxxs. Nothing retards
dlevelopment of schools, roadls, etc.,
in rur'al dist ricts nmore than sp~arsity
of whIte settlers. There are hin
dreds of thousands of xacres of Idle
or iunmpr'ovedI lxanids lin this State t hat
should lie dhevelopied into suitable
homes for' wor'thy citizens.
Our xrace problem is becoming
more andl mnore a rhennee to thme wel
tare of our1 white peole and it is to
their interest that every possible
means lbe used to replace negr'o renxt.
ers wIth sturdy wvhiite settlers, and
graduially relieve uis from thme blackc
'eril that overhangs our: State.
T thexrefor'e favor a law providing
for a ritr'al credit systono nlxl breliene
I can show bow the State could pro
tect home owners in times of distress,
assist worthy white people to obtain
homes on' easy terms and solve our
race problem. As the white people
control this State they could elect
only men interested in gradually
making this a State of white people
only. We should not delay for the
education of the negroes increases the
danger of organized wealth using
them as a balance of power to over
come white majority. Some may ar
gue that there is no danger, but his
tory shows that organized wealth will
stop at nothing in attempting to sup
press the people when they become
aroused and demand better conditions
and more opportunities.
I cannot see why such a howl has
been raised and ~ denunciation of
those favoring the Fortner Bill, un
less it is for the purpose of appealing
to the negroes in the general election,
i' they fail to control the primary
election and I warni the working
wVhit nt , wh cther they be farmers.
mill operatives, mechaniies, or of oth
er professions, that they .hould watch
the ('onventioni, anI rcgister :nl ce
ireput-ed for any emterg;enc<y.
I' tie pop!i wotld have law: pass
ed inl their intere; t, thecy will hr vv
to break the siraniigle hull which the
railroads and other powerful cor
porations have in the Gleneral .\ssem
boly, especialily in the Senate.
Sinigle l ian:lci d I cnn Io but. little,
but sustaine:] by the power of the
people I believe I can obtain laws of
greal benefit to the toilers of this
Wm '.1rhy, .Jr.
191:1 ('OTTlON CitOP
A l'EIl ONE
( Continued fram P'age One.)
789,991 ibales, compared with 805,(53
in 1912 and 1,075,82) in 1911. Depart
ment of agriculture estimated 715,000
bales for 191:1.
Oklahoma: Total production, 830,
02( hales, compared with 1,021.250 in
1912 and 1,022,092 in 1911. )epart
ment of agriculture estimated 820,000
bales for 1913.
South Carolina: Total production,
1,373.700 bales, compared with 1,
182,128 In 1912 and 1,048,712 in 1911.
Department of agriculture estimated
1,330,000 bales for 1913.
Tennessee: Total production, 379,
201 bales, compared with 276,546 in
1912 and 449,737 in 1911. )epartment
of agriculture estimated 375,000 bales
Texas: Total production, 3,943,133
bales, compared with 1,880,210 in 1912
and 1,25f,127 in 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 3,390,000 bales
Virginia: Total production 23,109
bales, compared with 21,398 in 1912
and 29,891 in 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 25,000 bales for
All other states: Total prodnction.
32,508 bales, compared with 11,102 in
1912 and 17,215 in 1911.
The census bureau announced that
the statisties of this report for 191:1
aire subject to slight corrections in
thle full report to be pullIshed about
(CALOMEIL 1S A FORM
OF iDEADiLY MER('tY
linsteadi of Such Dangerous SinffY, It
is IHeconmmended That You Taike
Dodson's Liver Tone for C'onstiation
D~odson's Liver Tone was made to
take the pilace of calomel.
'Calomnel Is a form of mercury, a
miner'al aund a piolson. Dodson's Liver'
Tone is an all-vegetable liquid--never
What calomel does unpleasan tly
andl~ often wIth (danger' for' const ipa
tion and( sluggish liver, D~odson's
Liver Tone dloes for you safely and
pleasantly, withi no palin and no gripe.
It (10e5 not interfere hi, any way with
your1 r'egul ar busIness, habhits or dilet.
You feel good after taking it.
'Thle great stuccess anid wide sale of
D)odson's Liver' Tone are the result of
what it docr, for ;:eople. !!s merit Is
bac'ked iul) by at uaihrant'e of "sat isfac
tion or your a oney back," as the
Lau rens IDrug Co. will tell you.
'D~odson's Liver Tone was intended
from the start to take thle place of
calomel. The label on the bottle al
ways has said so, beginning with the
tirsut bottle sold1.
D~odson's Liver Tone "livens the
lIver," overcomes const inat Ion agree
al~y and makes you feel good, and
if you are not sa tisfie'd completely
wi th it the Lanuren s IDriug Co. will hanid
back the pur achase pr'ice (50c) to yoti
with a smile.
When you go to buy a family r'em
edy, dlon't fall to'-judge between the
plain, simple t ruth about D~odson's
and1( the lotid claims of Its imitators.
That the publIc does so accounits for'
the enormous lncr'ease in the sales of
Dodson's Liver' Tone month aftei'
WVe buy as lowv as we enn!
TIIAT'S BUJSINr9sS S'NSTN!
\Ve sell as lowv tin we can!
THAT'S PRlOGREs4 I FINNSNe!
You buy as low dis you cnn
You buty of us!
THAT'S DOLLARP. AND CPNTS~
TO BOTH OF I's!
J. C. BURNS & ('0.
('ut Price D~eparuttmtt 'tor
L~au rena, - - - a '
Our Negligee Shirts are the best you Sole agents for W. B. Corsets
can buy, 60c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00. for women.
Exclusive agents for Iunidor Linens. Agents for Pictorial Review Patterns
Children's, Misses and Lidies' Wash Neckwear that attracts the
Dresses. good dressers.
High-class Millinery, Ready-to-Wear, Suits, Dresses, Silks,
Dry Goods at Popular Prices.
We have advertised one day, Thursday, March 26th. But we will welcome you every
day and take pleasure in showing the many Beautiful Fabrics for Spring Wear.
A GREAT BIG ASSORTMENT
Of all that's absolutely New in Fancy Cotton SPECIAL PATTERN
Fabrics, Woolens, Crepes, Silks and Ready-to- T
Wear Garments. PIC TO R IA L R EV I vW
BEAUTIFUL STYLISH MILLINERY The "Minaret" Lady Doll
That appeals to the most fastidious, that .
fits the purse, and give to the wearer that
distinction of Style and Comfort which appeals We will give a pat tern of tI
to critical dressers. A common phrase, if you beautiful doll's dres'to v'ry
get it at Davis-Roper Company you get the child that ca'ls at ou Pa
y y gDepartment, ncco-aruniedl y
right style, the right quality, the right price. adult, during the coming' cc.
Hats .. .. .. .. .. .. $1.00 to $25.00 today its
Coat Suits .. .. .. ..$9.95 to $50.00 in addition t') t' w r' t.
Dresses .. .. .. .. .. .. 50e to $30.00 tern we have an tc-i e
Waists .. .. .. .. .. .. 50c to $5.00
Skirts .. .. .. .. .. $2.00 to $i.00 FTO f-fL REVIi V I
Petticoats .. .. .. .. $1.00 to $,0 DOL PATTERS
'iece (goods at. all prices. .. ce a
SIZE 18 INCHESCouter.
You come and see us. Glad to show you and want your business because
we know we give value for every penny spent.
We hne bro ght ogethr, hee, tis seson, he fnest s. Wealsocarryltfuldliinof tilerigomiples o cuik. u
sortieiitof fahionble gods or me eve show Illthis or tose Ceto esieeaforde.toourlrliuitat o 0:1
xe~tin. We have he vaietythe slectirnthweighstocknnz.c. en icce
('Um~)arI~oI~. Qo tr:1ga'.urentirecstakdandizo will fun
Yout clom naea and simle uis. wh Glead in heir youitind antr2 yar f uspnehssno beenseti
re9)et~ lne. oucawse kow hwoe toive~ad va in. for ev ere enn srentoieyu'h tta
JlConileC(,tha e Nwn Spris foL ndinso es moeanbYorg ther'sFilehig
$1,hoe5s 7,ats $2 anddFu psig CroOte E SaErs
Seaurens Best StnMoe
SarOaatee tis Grloest Stl-So.N blgto oByJ stes and Shoesok s ks
We have bought togt'her, heeothirdsasonsthe.inestias
* ortent orfon b go ods doortmeniever shownr inipthis
to choie frobutear reentmpforantethan fluts, welthink,
beeeclooin m aes, nd simlar fimswholeoulsnhthei
repcielie.Yuca e o mc oetoyu d