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FOR MILL OPERATIVES
Arendel and Ninety Six fills Give Aid
to Employees. Plan was Instituted
by President McKissick.
One of the latest and most impor
tant moves on the part of the man
agement of the (rendel Mills Nos. I
and 2 and the Ninety Six Cotton
Mills, a move which in its effects
will doubtless have far-reaching re
sults, is the placing of each opera
tive on the pay roll of the IMills un
der the protection of a life insurance
. policy. This important development
affects about three hundred opera
tS'4 in Grendel stills No. .1, and
about one hundred and fifty each in
Grendel No. 2 and the Ninety Six
Cotton Mill,-a total of approximate
ly six hundred employes.
This move has been contemplated
by Mr. A. F. MeKissick, iresident and
treasurer of the above Mills, fo rsev
eral months, and is .iust another evi
dence of the cordial relations exist
ing between the moanage reni i and
those who operate the machinery in
thse enterprising Plants. It. is need
less to add, in this connection, that
Mr. McKissick is one of the pioneer
manufacturers in this State who has
instittued this plan of insuring all
of his employees, and h, together
with Mr. F. M. Burnett. Special agent
of the Southeastern Life Insurance
Company of Grcrnville, S. C., has sue
ceeded in Working out soie very in
teresting as well as practical details.
First of all, the entire premium
is paid by the .Mlilt itself. The near
relative or relatives of the insured Is
the sole benetleiary in case of death.
Each oprative receives a policy of in
surance, the atiotat 1of wiich is
based on the earning capacit y of tie
Individual. In each case the maxi
mum amount of tie policy is one
year's salary on the basis of three
hundred and t welve working (lays.
In case the insured earns one dollar
per day, his insurance amriounts to
three hundred and t welve dollars;
the maximum amount. however, ie
ing in force only after one year of
continual service in the Miii.
The insurance of all the operatives
in these .\ills went into effect on
Jan. 1st, 1917. in case of the death
of any one of the persors insured
during the first four month:: ti(e policy
is in force, the beneficliary will re
ceive one fourth of a full year's sal
ary; if death occurs during the sec
ond period of four months, the a
mount .to be paid is one hal' of the
year's salary; d'tring tihe third pe
riod of four months the amount of
benefit in case of death is Ihree
fourth of a full year's salary, arid
after the insured has been in the em
ploy of the mill for a full year the
amount of insurance carried for his
benefit by the mill atounrts to a
This generous move on the part of
the managemnent of this group of
mills is merely Iho otctomie of an
earnest (lestire toi recogiz'e ihe loyal
and enthusia-sti 14 (o-otera ti of' thmeir
employees 11n a r'actl tway. 'sri
ally the t im of01 thre great est nieed
Is wvlren dleath itn rvadies I ie hiomre.
It Is ineedless trr aui tha n te oer'a
tIves thiemiselvyes a re throrugly a I..
pr'eciative of tIs very itr.atieatl and~
It hans been agreed firrthrer irat all
additional emp tloyees addhed to) lie
pay r'oll of tire Otrndel .\ils Nos. I
and 2 arid the Ninety Six Cotton
Mills will be Protected in like man
ner', btrt only after surchr emiployees
have been in the continuious eimlioy
of one of the mrills for thirty dlays,
AJJHEVriILE- L'REE':N 11oor, MI:T'A I,
PRIOPE II'TY I NMI'f iEl Ii $2?,5tt4l0t,
WRITl'E OR C.. Ll on tire urndler
signed for any I informiatlion your may
desire abourt our plair of insrancar(e.
WVe lnsre your pr'operty agatirsIt de
Fire, Wltrdstormr or I~litn~rinrg.
And do so chreaper than any tnsranc'e
company in existesee.
Remember we are lreirarend to pr'ove
to your that or's is tire satest aind~
cheapest plan of Insuranlfce known.
Our assocIation ts nrow licetrsed to
write tnsurrnce ini tire counrtiles of Ahr
beville, Green woodi, .leCot'rmick, larr
rens andl Edgefleld.
The officers are:
(olumbrtiai, S. ('.
J. B. BL A KE, bent, A jt., S'cy. & Tres.,
( r'een wood1, S, V,
DIR ECTfOR H:
A, 0. Gr'ast .. ..,..M..\t. 'armnet, S. C,
J. M. Ganmbrell, .. . . . . A bhrvle, 5, C.
Jno. H. Childs, . . . . . . Braley, i'. C.
A. W, Yourngblood . . . . Ilodges, 5, 'C.
S. P. Morrah, .. .. .. Willington, S. C.
L., N, Chamberlain ..McCormuick, S. C,
R. H. Nicholson . . . . Edgefielid, 8. C.
1F. L. Timmeipan, Pleasant Laane,-S. C.
J. C. Martin ..,.. .... Pr'inecon, S. C.
W. H.ro, ,.. .,. .Water'loo, S'. 0.
Greenwood, S. ('.
Toure a Cold In One Day
'~.XA2'JV~t BROMO duinine. It stops thre
Osan d Headache and works off tire Cold.
mjIt* refund money 11 it faia to cure.
. .OROVR'S *iirrsture on enrchr box. 25c.
Former (4overnor Will Agala tod in
the campaign of 1918, as at Candi
date for Governor.
'olunbia, Jan. 10.-Former Gov
ernor Cole L. Blease .will again lead
the Reform party in the campaign of
1918 as a candidate for governor.
After i thorough consideration of
the resolution adopted last night by
the central committee of the party,
urging him to take the fleld, he has
consented, and he so stated to The
Charleston American tonight.
"I have discussed the proposition
today," saidl Mr. lilease when asked
about the matter, "with prominent
members of our party from different
parts of the State, and as a result of
the dispatch in The Charleston Amer
ican this morning, I have received
messages fromi a large number of
members of our party who have,
through that source, learned of the
action taken by the central commit
tee. While I do not. feel that I should
care, individually, to bear the burden
of another state campaign, and while
I feel that we have others that should
be put forward as leaders, I have
coie to the conclusion that it is my
(lty to obey the dictate of the com
bined iudgmen of may party, and in
accordance therewith I will be a can
didate for governor on the reform
platform in the campaign of 1918.
"'the cominiittee that met here last
night, was empowered and lsstructed
to take such action as it, believed to
be for the best interest of the party,
an( the members of that. committee
have assured inc not only by their
resolution, hut personally, that, they
had determined, for the best interests
of the party, that I make the race
"'T'his states lly position when takl
il in connection with the platform
which I have announced ill previous
races. I hope that. the campaign will
be free of biIterness and that it will
be eoidited on such a plan that. it
will have a tendency to promote the
best interest of all the people of our
TRY "CASCARETS" FOR
LIVER AND BOWELS
IF SICK OR BILIOUS
'T'onight! ((leun your hlovels and stop
headache, colls, Soil' stoiaci.
Get a 10-cent box now.
'T'urn t lie rascals out-the headache,
biliousness, indigestion, the sick, sour
stomach asd bad colds--turn them out
tonight and keep them out with Cas
.Millions of m eni and women take a
Cascaret now and then and never know
the misery caused by a lazy liver,
clogged bowels or a upset stomach.
Don't. put in another day of distress.
Let Cascarets cleanse your stomach;
remove the sour, fermenting food; take
the excess line from your liver and
carry out\ all the constipated waste
matter and is)onl in the bowels. 'T'hen
you will feet great.
A ('ascaret tonight straightens you
01ut by miorning. 'Thbey work whilt you
sleep. A t0-cn boIsx from any driug
stor m1 ieans ai Clear headl, sw('et stoml
neh and clean, healt hy liveri and howel
a('tion1 for1 mlonthils. ( hildr en love ('as
enrels h~erause they never' grite (II
Originialliy ini flinebirdl Pl(t.
It' I eacon T'odd had1( in fortied hih
housekeeper that lhe- was goling i
town for th' le purpose of buy3inig
P~ord( thet'e wiouild have been a greal
saving of nerve-force Oil the part 01
.\ajor B3urke, his neighbor across the
way, and1( vastly less red liquor wvouk
have been consumeid by the said Ma
And if Chet Wells had not openl3
threatened to "get bhunk" wvith Deacoi
Todd1( wvhien tihe deacon evisted hlin
from the Todd farm whien Chiet couki
tio longer' raise the rent, young Welhb
wol i ld thae beeni81 ssect ed of t hi
Futhtermor'e if Etamily lur'ke har
niot beeni engaged to tmarr'y a riel
yoting man of thle samle neighborhood
('het might never hlavo left for a dis
tant State to make his fortune, anm
the "'Deacotn's demilse'' wold nievei
have stirred the whole countriy-sid
to) its uittermiost ends.
Assembly these thiree facts i
one phiotopiay, "The Secret of thl
Swampi,"' to be exhibited at the Idb
hiour theatre on next Friday will pre'
se'nt aln entertainment that wvili lael
niothing iln sensationaLlism, that wvil
hlave a love story to intensely coneer:
ever'y observer' and will finish off at
ter' a ser'ies of mninor' ripples of mirthl
with IIone of th,: biggest "laughs"
photoplay ever ('arriiedi.
D~espite the fact that statistics shov
more than six million Ford jokes ta
be in cuirrent cir'clation Bluebbir'
Photoplays have found( an absolutel;
neCw manner in which to apply
"IIenr'y" to the excellent pur'pose o
Myrtle Gonzalez aiid Val Pautl, wit:
George Jiertnandez andl Frank Mc
Quarrie, will Impersonate the prtin
eiipal characters, leading an able corn
pany of good size through flive acts o
photoplaying that is sure to have in
terest for movie fans of every tasti
Something new under
the sun -- Yam Nuts
Everybody's e a tin g
ENTENTE ALLIES REPLY
TO WILSON PROPOSAL
Recite EAustro-Verman Vilmes and
Courteously Refuse Suggestions
Made by President Wilson.
Washington, Jan. 11.-The entente
reply to President Wilson's peace
note is regarded in all quarters here
as putting an early peace practically
out of the question but still leaving
an open door for the "president to
make further efforts.
The official view on first considera
tion is that it constitutes a complete
answer to the president's note.
German diplomats regarded the re
ply as even more severe than they ex
pected. They declared it evidence
that the enemies of Germany are
waging a war of conquest to crush
and dismember her. The Germanic
allies they declared, never would
agree to any such terms.
President Wilson's next move,
which now becomes the center of at
tention. will not be decided upon un
til a careful and detailed study of
the replies of both the central powers
and the entente has.been made.
Several courses are open to him.
lie ma-y inform each side of the oth
er's reply and in doing so may for
ward the documents without con
ment or with some expression to ad
vance the situation to the point of
another exchange. He may begin a
series of confidential negotiations
cither through the ambassadors here
or through the ambassadors at the
foreign capitals. Also he may base
his next step not upon the notes alone
but upon an estimate of the situation
in the belligerent countries.
Nothing will be decided without the
most deliberate and mature consid
eration and it will' not be unexpected
if the curtain of secrecy is thrown
neon the next moves.
The e'ntente statements of terms is
regarded as presenting a legitimate
opportunity for the president to take
another step if he chooses. By for
warding the replies of each set of
belligerents to the other with or with
out suggestion the president may act
without incurring exception from any
While the German diplomats de
nounced the terms laid down in the
entente reply, American officials
made no attempt to estimate their
real feeling. Naturally they expected
the entente would state the limit of
its expectations. At any rate they re
gard such an assessment. of the war
situation as a valuable stepping stone.
Whether the president still htopes to
get from the central powers a similar
statement of terms is not known.
Germany's reply, while holding to
the idea of ma conference to find a
starting point, was not regarded as
making other means impossible.
A. WOMAN'S BACK.
The Adlile'e of This Laurens Wonman
is of (ertain Value.
Alany a woman's hack has mianiy
aches and pains.
Oftimes 'tis the kidneys' fault.
That's why IDoan's Kidney Pills are
.\anmy I ,:utron'is womendi k(sow thIis.
itead what one has to say about It:
Mr's. . La. Snaxon, 23-i Itrns Ave.,
Iaurensu, says: "My hack pained mue
terribly, especilly3 when I Avas wash
ing. I couldn't work ver' long be
cause I tired e' sily. I lAi annoyed
by kid ney wea neess ant often no
t iced puffy sacs u~ derm mn eyes. I had
dtIzzy spells, to . R ading about
Doan's Kidney P11 f, I ~t a supply at
from the first and y he time I had
used six boxes, I wa. .,ired.
Price 50c at'-all dealers. D~on't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr's. Saxon had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
MiUN. ,10HN WY. BEEKS DIEA..
- Died in a (Cottubla Hospital and to be
Hutrledl at. Poplar Sp~rinmgs Chturch,
Mr's. Ililzabeth Beeks, wife of Jlohi1
W. Bleeks, of the Brewerton section ol
3the county and sister of Mr. Jamnse A
Clar'dy andi Mr's. 0. B. Simmons of til
city, (lied at a Columbia hospital Sun
d (ay after having undergone treatment
there for' about thr'ee weeks. Inter
-ment wvill take place this morning at
the cemetecry of Poplar S'rings Hap
tist church, of which she was a de
vout member'. Mrs. Beeks was a eon
Ssecrated Christian woman and great
Ily beloved by all who knew her.
Mr's. Beeks was in the 02nd year ot
fher age and is survived by a largc
famIly. BiesIdes her husband she haF
-the following nine children to mouru1
. her departure: James Beeks, of Crosn
- 11111; Charlie, Bennett, Calhoun. Her-'
Sbert and Stepp, of the Ware Shoalh
and .Brewerton septions; 'Henry, oi
Richipond, Va., and Misses Eiizabetl
and Maggie, who live at the hiom<
place. Blesides these she has the fol
lowing surviving brothers and sister's:
Mr's. A. B. Kay, of Greenwood; Mr's
0. B. Simnmons and Mr. JT. A. Clardy
of Laurens; Mrs. W. C. Rasor, o!
Cross 11111; Mrs. 3. D). Austin, of Clin
ton, and Mrs. W. J. Moore, of Green,
Red Iron Racket Store
Are Selling Same Goods
For Less Money....
1916 Goods are far below 1917 prices and our.
Your houses are chuck full of 1916 goods. Anything
you buy now at
Here J. C. B U RN-S & C O.'
Red Iron Racket Stores
are 10 to 40 per cent lower than today's mar
You ket value of same goods.
W ill Clothing Hats Shoes Dry Goods
Smile Dress Goods Millinery Uunderwear
and Hosiery Watches Clocks
Standard Medicines Tinware Glassware
be Crockeryware Enamelware
Happy Trunks Suit Cases Rugs Whips
. Wall Paper Brooms Window Shades
Curtain Poles Notions Racket Coads
Red Iron Racket Stores
Laurens, : : : : : : So. Car.
GREAT WHITE SALE
JANUARY 15th TO FEBRUARY 1st.
A Few of the Many Items In This Great Sale
CORSET COVEr.S i s N nto ktih het
75c Nainsook Corset (Covers, 3(otiNinok('m.x! .........
trimmed in round thread lace li. og lth atyti- (2i0.......
and beading. Spcial . . 50c 11( ih (IlIOi(y 11( 8 P)......
inc Nainsouk Corset ('overs, lclwueln idsot-S
round thread lace and emi- 9c$144 J~ s oti 9
broldered Organdy and( Val I'je ii ('ot aad :a-Shauaik
laece. Va Ilue 76.e, ii t le II~ Price 11 ii, i ilae11( ~ ilI........~
only .. .. .. ..........1 i ('iioce9'cu ld XIr
11se Extra Sixe Nainsook 5C'euiilui 1( x ai IOY (AE
Corset Covers, Val lace and sieMhtk
embroldery trimmed. Sale$.2 J)lsli ilisiklan ilo Cas(4xg
Priiced wi.h.ou.. l..on.. te.. .......7..9c
$1.25 White and Pink Nai- ae an adk ons
sook Corset Covers, trlimmied "lu 12.......s ~la
with Vandyke pinft round IsIi aioo, tX3.........
thread lace, cluster tucks andl Pn its e rm el Illslcid(53 2
I bbon rosettes ........98c ih acan e riiryfllNe ot
$1.50 Flesh Crepe de Chine ttu rbosvalsys (ix.........c
Corset 'Covers, -round thread at... .....$1 9 ete'
lace trimmed and beautifully NISO-O( LT 4x6........i
made .... .........$119 ($.8vlefieNnooDOETC
TlEDD)Y BEAlt COMIJINA- 1 adpees .. 11
TIONS.(1 yad icet.... . arwie... ..
75c .aInsook Teddy Bear $30vau)luNaaok 14yriAnocgliad
Combination, embroidered, (2yr ics 21 iO........11
roundl threadl lace 19; imitation (35 aus ieNiso ( a~g.Iyr ogCoh
Cluny, etc., trImmed, Very l adIICs 29 adwd......12
Special .. .. .. .......49e$.5vle)J~)Nl~5~ 0Yrslogdl anok
P'Jc Nainsook and -aiste (1 yad iee)..$.5 yIlwde .....$1 0
Tedles 50oem trimmed with ~ 6ic agCoh ell~s 14Yrs[ekc 0"~t
e'mbrolidery, Val lace, others tohoefrm(0yrpc- a ri. .....$ .8
Organdy .. ...........C e70.........ead aaaChes ad
$l.25--$1.50 Nainsook En.(25 au)ln ot~ vd.........
vololpe Teddies, Cluny lace, ihe sg lo,20 pics I yrl Nioo Fni,
round thread lace, Val lace t hoefo 1 adpe- yr ~il.......5
and -embroidery tgimmed, e)........*.R 1- ~lsBece heig
Very Special ..IE'.. ar............8e2
$1.50 White and Pink Bi.Mlat Sea- - uiahlahe heig
tiste, and Nainsook .Teddies, 6x0........l ad.........9
beautifully made and trim'mied (7x)........c 0i oaw BlchdSet
with embroidery, fine laces, (19).......9 elg ad.......~
mnedallions, etc., Worth dol- 11x9.......* ,9 ~ 4Mhw lahdSet
For Full Pariclr Lsk Flor Whtti- SleBoke
'DEPAR .TME0NTs S'TORE
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