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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind ol
lloal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaulington & Co.,
Laurens , S. C.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
TO OUST LUCAS.
Arc Enjoined from Voting
THE NEW DIRECTORY.
Mill Controversy Now in The Courts and
Mr. Lucas in Possession of the Mill
Which He Made a Success.
An nijunction served at the moment
after nominations had been made for nine
directors in the Laurens Cotton Mills
stockholders' meeting Friday afternoon
prevented the most of the Milliken in
terests from voting their stock. Most
of the Milliken men left the meeting
and the Lucas stockholders proceeded
to elect a board of directors.
This board, after the meeting, re
elected W. E. Lucas president and
treasurer for the ensuing year at his
present salary. It unanimously ratified
contract made by Mr. Lucas for the
mill and J. P. Stevens & Co., of New
York by which the latter's firm con
tracted to sell the goods for five years
at 2 per cent, commissions. They have
the option of renewing the contract for
another five years. The mill has the
option of selling goods directly. The
mill has been paying Dcering, Milliken
& Co., four per cent, on most of its
output and three per cent, on a part.
The new board of directors consists
of W. E. Lucas, C. C. Featherstone,
J. D. M. Shaw and Alexander Long, of
Laurens; W. M. Bird, F. J. Pelzer and
W. W. Ball, of Charleston, and J. Wil
kins Norwood and Joseph E. Sirrine of
Greenville. All were present except
Messrs. Pelzer and Shaw. The latter
was sick. Mr. Shaw is a Laurens
farmer who refused to sell his stock to
the opposition at any price. About 3,405
of 3,500 votes were represented. C. C.
Featherstone was elected chairman of
the stockholders' meeting, William
Banks of Columbia, secretary, and M.
L. Copeland, assistant secretary. Af
ter routine business, including the
reading of the president's report,
which showed a small profit for the
year, Augustine T. Smythe of Charles
ton moved to go into an election of nine
directors. He-then nominated a ticket.
Young G. H. Milliken rose to nomi
nate a ticket and at that moment Dep
uty Sheriff A. R. Sullivan entered the
crowded mill office and served the in
junction on him and also on W. M.
Bird*, the latter as representative of the
mill. Apparently the Millikens were tak
en by surprise. They asked for a recess
of 15 minutes and retired. Returning,
John B. Cleveland asked on behalf of
the Millikens an adjournment for two
weeks. This was voted down by a viva
voce vote of 20 to 13, the Milliken party
participating in this vote. Mr. Cleve
land stated then that the Milliken party
would withdraw and asked for the re
turn of their proxies.
Chajrman Featherstone ruled that
the proxies were a part of the record
and could not be withdrawn.
Mr. Smythe gave notice before this
withdrawal that the meeting would pro
ceed to elect directors. J. O. C. Fleming,
one of the Laurens directors who sold part
of his stock and is allied with the Mil
liken party also withdrew, as did N. B.
Dial and one or two others. Mr. Dial
has sold no stock and is not allied with
either party. Mr. Smythe's ticket was
then elected by a vote of 1,293 shares
Mr. Hatch, S. M. Milliken's son in
law, remained in the meeting and was
one of the tellers. Mr. Messerve, Mr.
Milliken's nephew and R. K. Carson of
Spartanburg, one of their attorneys
also remained. The Lucas element hold
that a majority of the stock was re
presented in the meeting exclusive of
the enjoined stock. The meeting was
free of excitement, but the serving of
the injunction was a dramatic episode.
Who the Milikens intended as Mr.
Lucas' successor is not known, but one
of their party said privately that W. S.
Montgomery, who was present was the
man. He is now president of the Spar
tan Mills and is a director of the Watts
Mills, of which Mr. Lucas is president.
His brother, Mr. V. M. Montgomery
was until today a director of the Lau
rens Mi!!:; and the relations between
Mr. Lucas and the Montgomerys,
it is said, have been of warm friend
The injunction is based on a suit
brought by Mr. Lucas against Mr.
Milliken alleging substantially that Mr.
''?ken some weeks or more agreed to
sell him his 500 shares of Laurens stock
if he would arrange to pay the debt of
the Darlington mills within 30 days. Mr.
Lucas settled the debts of the Darling
ton mills, sending Mr. Milliken's firm
checks and asking him to send the Lau
rens stock certificates to the City Na
tional Bank of Greenville, where they
would be paid for. Mr. Lucas made the
financial arrangements to meet Mr.
Milliken's draft. Mr. Milliken's firm
accepted the checks for Darlington's
debts, but did not send the Laurens
stock. The suit further alleged that
other shares were bought to enable the
Millikens to dispose of Lucas so that
their commission house would continue
to receive four per cent, commissions
from a management of their naming.
There is considerable feeling here.
Two of the former directors are with
the Millikens, Mr. Fleming and Col. J.
W. Ferguson. The latter waa formerly
an attorney of the mill. It is said that
ho sold stock, but he was represented
by proxy by the Millikens. He was
' not in the meeting.
Somo days ago Charlie Ducket, a
negro carpent'- .as offered$400.00for
his two shares by Milliken's broker.
He advised with his attorney who told
him why such a price was offered. The
negro then declared that no price would
buy his stock and the Lucas party voted
his proxy to-day.
The old board of directors met before
the stockholders assembled and declared
the usual six per cent, semi annual div
idend, payable July 1st.
In this community and throughout
the state the sympathy is unanimously
with Lucas, except among those who
are interested with the Millikens in one
way or other. But it is not the popu
larity of Mr. Lucas, it is the strength
of his cause. The proposition to pay
Deering, Milliken & Company twice as
much to sell the Mill's output as
Stevens & Company is selling it for
makes friends for Lucas in this fight of
his bitterest enemies.
More Than the Presidency at Stake.
The genuine satisfaction which will
be universally expressed over the
re-election of President Lucas, of the
Laurens Cotton Mills, is not due to the
fact that his friends are delighted be
cause he retains his position. There is
more at stake than that. Had the
Milliken element won its fight it would
have robbed some Southern mills of
their independence and the right of
self-government, without which they
could not hope to operate successfully
and to the best interest of the stock
holders. The result of yesterday's elec
tion is important and significant. It
means that the Laurens Mill will not be
controlled by a selling agent in New
York. It means that dividends will not
be cut down in order to pay exorbitant
rates to the commission men, and it
means, moreover, that the brains of
the South will continue to manage the
properties in which thousands and thous
ands of dollars have been invested by
Southern people. An unfortunate con
dition of affairs has been made public,
and it may force investors to believe
that mill securities are unsafe. Such
an idea is erroneous. All mill are not
under the control of Mr. Milliken, and
what happened in Laurens, even if it
should be duplicated elsewhere, will
not be hurtful, especially when it is re
membered that the friendly offices of
the courts were invoked to right a
grievous wrong. If Mr. Milliken had
won his fight, the stock would certainly
have depreciated in value, but that will
not be the case now that he has been
There is no desire on the part of any
body to take from Mr. Milliken the.
credit due him for financing cotton mill
properties in the early stage of their
development. But it would not have
been the part of wisdom to permit him
to throttle them, thereby depriving
stockholders of the profits of which
they were justly entitled that he might
increase his income by outrageous com
missions. He may not be able to ex
plain why it is that of the nine mills
over which he has more or less control,
the stock of only three of them is sell
ing above par. It is possible, however,
to find the proper explanation in that
Laurens wrangle. Mr. Lucas, by bend
ing and kneeling to Mr. Milliken, might
have secured big increases in his salary,
but that would not have been fair to
his friends who invested in the mill be
cause they had every confidence in his
honesty and integrity. Hereafter, the
product of the plant will be sold in the
open markets, by independent commis
sion dealers, and at much less expense
than if it was disposed of by Mr. Milli
ken, while the profits will come back to
the South and to the people who might
have been ruined eventually had the
Eastern method prevailed. ?Greenville
News, May 20th.
Mr. Lucas' Mill Fhjht.
Mr. Milliken, of the New York Com
mission house, did not succeed in oust
ing Mr. Lucas as President of the Lau
rens Cotton Mill yesterday, owing to an
injuction preventing him from voting
500 shares of stock which he had, it is
alleged, obligated himself to sell to Mr.
Lucas, who stood ready to pay for
them, delivery being refused. Mr.
Lucas' victory may be only temporary,
for even if he wins in this particular
legal phase of the case, it may be still
possible for Mr. Milliken to buy enough
stock to control the mill. Neverthe
less, the stand Mr. Lucas has taken and
the advantage he has won on the first
round will have its good moral effect.
It will doubtless encourage other mill
men to revolt against the domineering
attitude of the commission houses and
to refuse longer to submit to giving
them exorbitant percentage for the sale
It was this economic thraldom, this
absolute dependence upon the will ? f
another in disposing of the products of
his own mill, that Mr. Lucas protested
i;;orously and practically against. He j
took his own goods, found his own
market, disposed of them at a certain
cost and saved his mill thousands of
This is why so much general interest
was taken in the outcome of the Lau
rens mill election yesterday, not only
by mill men and shockholdcrs, but by
the people generally. It appears that
some local men and some cotton mill
men in that section of the state were
on the Milliken side. We do not know
the reason for this, because it seems to
us that if the Lucas principle can be es
tablished throughout the state ?that
the mills pay less commission for the
sale of theirgoods- it will be of great ad
vantage to the stockholders and the peo
ple generally. There may be some inside
workings in the business that we do
not know of or understand, but on the
face of it Mr. Lucas has right on his
side, and we think popular sentiment is
entirely with him. ?Columbia Record.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mrs. J. R. Watson of Richmond, Va.,
is visiting Mrs. Mattic Owings.
Mr. G. W. Long of Waterloo was in
the city Saturday.
Mr. Lafayette Moore of Maddens was
in town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Crisp of Cross
Hill were visitors in the city Saturday.
Mr. Hervy Blakcly of tho Holly
Grove section was in town last week.
Mrs. J. D. Chaney from near Friend
ship was in the city on Monday.
Miss Majorie Sullivan of Tumbling
Shoals was in the city this week.
Mrs. Margaret Todd of Longbranch
was in the city on Monday.
Mr. W. A. Poole of Longbranch was
in the city this week.
Miss Sara Copeland of Clinton visited
in the city last week.
Mrs. Nathan Richardson left Thurs
day for Cash's Station.
Miss Mamie Clardy is visiting in the
Mr. A. H. Sanders of Renno was in
the city Friday and Saturday.
Miss Kate Wright of Lisbon is visit
ing relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Carlisle of Green
wood are in the city for a few days.
Mrs. W. H. Anderson entertained
the Social Club Tuesday morning.
Mr. R. P. Milam and son spent Fri
day in Spartanburg.
Miss Mary Allen of Princeton visited
in the city Friday and Saturday.
Messrs. Ford Franks and Tom Switzer
spent Sunday in Clinton.
Mr. Ben Leonard and daughter of
Durban were in the city last week.
Mr. W. B. Wright of the Warrior
Creek section was in town on Friday.
Coroner W. D. Watts of Clinton was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. J. T. Peden of Gray Court was
Mr. J. A. Arnold of Clark's Hill who
has been visiting friends in the city, re
turned home last week.
Dr. and Mrs. Clifton Jones spent
Sunday with Mr. John H. Jones of
Rev. Jodie Martin and Misses Maud
and Eva Martin of Cross Hill were in
the city last week.
Miss Ella Roland is expected home
this week from Conway where she has
Mrs. J. F. Bolt will leave for Rock
Hill Saturday to visit Mrs. W. B. Dun
In the teachers' examination on Fri
day there were fifteen applications, six
of whom were white and nine colored.
Mrs. T. Mc. Roper of Tumbling Shoals
was among the visitors in the city Mon
Messrs. R. P. Cole and Lander Reeder
of Cross Hill were in the city on busi
Messrs. P. L. Abrams, Eugene Fer
guson and W. R. Power of Scufflotown
were in town this week.
Mrs. S. R. Ray and daughter, Miss
Crystal Ray, are now visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Gore of Cross Keys.
Mrs. Corrie Donnon of the Sandy
Springs section was in the city last
The next General Assembly of the
Southern Presbyterian Church will
meet next year at Greenville, S. C.
The adjourned meeting was at Fori
Mr. Ed Adair, a popular young busi
ness man of Clinton was in the city on
Mr. W. M. Stone and daughter, Miss
Nettie, of Mcrna wei'e in the city last
Mrs. Mary Chane/ of tho Leesville
section visited Mrs. R. W. Nichols this
Mr. L. M. Langslon of Greenville is
in the city on business. Mr. Lnngston
is a Confederate veteran and is blind.
He is in his nintieth year.
Miss Emma Robertson, the charming
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Robertson of Clinton visited in the city
Mrs. Cart who has been visiting Mrs.
Prentiss will leave for her home in Or
angeburg Tuesday, accompanied by her
nieces, A unit. Pauline, and Wilma
Mr. and Mrs. Sitgreaves have return
ed to their home in Bristol, Tenn., af
ter spending a little more than a year
in this city with their daughter, Mrs.
W. H. Martin.
Mr. G. S. Harp of Chattanooga, Tenn.
arrived in the city this week. Mr. Harp
will work the balance of the summer on
the farm with Mr. Callic Langston near
Mrs. K. A. Nash nnd Mr. W. F. Med
lock and daughter, Miss Madge Mod
lock, attended the Missionary assembly
in Asheville, N. C, last week as dele
gates from the Princeton circuit.
Mr. G. H. Puckett and Miss Bessie
Koon were married May 21, at 3:30 p.
m. at the home of the bride's father,
Mr. Charles Koon of the Laurens Mills;
Rev. Henry Thomas, Rector of the
Episcopal church officiating.
Master John Barksdale, the son of
Mr. Jno. Aug. Barksdale who received
a powder burn while practicing at tar
ret shooting, returned from Spartan
burg Friday. After an examination,
Dr. Heintish, an eye specialist, thinks
his eyes were not seriously injured.
The business house of Fuller, Dar
lington Co., wholesale grocers of this
city have failed.
Mr. C. H. Roper, Cashier of the En
terprise bank has been appointed re
There has as yet been no schedule
made of the assets and liabilities.
Deaths at Cross Hill.
Cross Hill, May 23?Little Edwin,
tho two year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Leaman, died on Monday after
Mrs. Eugenia Dukes, wife of Mr.
Jas. Dukes, died at her home in this
place on Sunday morning. She leaves
a husband and four children. The de
ceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Anderson of this place.
Mrs. Lucy Rasor, wife of Mr. J. C.
Rasor, died at her homo here on Mon
day, aged 79 years. Mrs. Rasor was a
Miss Agnew, a native of what is now
Greenwood County. She is survived by
a husband, Mr. J. C. Rasor, who was
at one time County Commissioner, six
daughters and three sons, Mrs. J. J.
Richey of Donalds, Mrs. Joe Anderson
of Coronaca, Mrs. J. M. Clardy of Lau
rens, Mrs. Ida Daniel of Spartanburg,
Mrs. Ella Martin of Cross Hill, Mrs. J.
Pylcs of Greenwood, Messrs. W. C.
Rasor of Cross Hill, S. J. Rasor of
Mountvillo and J. B. Rasor of Mullins.
Camp Gnrliugton Sons Admitted to Mem*
Laurens, S. C, May 10, 1905.
An adjourned meeting of Camp Gar
lington No. 501 was held at the Court
House to-day Commander T. B. Crews
presiding. It being Memorial Day there
was an unusually large attendance, quite
a number paid their annual dues.
A resolution was unanimously adopted
to so amend the Constitution of the
camp as to admit to membership all
sons of veterans who may apply pro
vided that they are members of some
organized camp of United Sons of Vet
erans, and provided further that they
are to be received with all the privileges
of the order except the right to vote.
A committee consisting of J. P. Dil
lard, John M. Hudgens, W. C. Irby,
and O. G. Thompson, was appointed to
prepare resolutions in memory of those
comrades who have died since our last
annual roll call.
T. B. Crews.
B. W. Lanford, Adjutant.
I have sold my interest in the busi
ness of Clarey, Adams, & Company,
Laurens, S. C, to J. J. Adams and S.
R. Todd who will continue the business
and who have assumed all liabilities.
J. E. Clarey.
j: THE DEPARTURE J
By Lord Tennyson
?j. fujy'JLjU'?iij"J1 on her lover's arm she leant,
T fev '-/a. a And round l.er waist bUo felt It fold, J*
Y Jz ? pJ\ :% And far across the hills they went
V t Am?^ * lM lli:it now wor^ which Is the old; V
\ A* Across the hills and fur away
X ?fY7rrff)lMT^1s Hoyond their utmost purple rim, JJ
?j* ^j^jjt?miUdtHUUt^ And deep into the dying day,
X The happy princess follow'd him. \ *
* ? *
J. "I'd sleep another hundred years,
T (Hi luxe, fur such another kiss; ??
* Oh wake forever, love," she hears, **
Y "Oh love, 'twas sueli as this and this,"
a And o'er them many a sliding star, I*
V And many a merry wind was home, ??
*. And, streain'd thro' many a golden bar,
T Tho twilight died Into the dark. jffib
"Oh eyes Ionic laid in happy sleep!"? f'r\fy
X "Oh happy sleep, that lightly lied:" - X
T "Oh happy kiss, that woke thy sleep I*'? ^>Cj **
* "Oh love, thy kiss would wake the dead!" ?-?^P^C*
T And o'er them many a Hewing range
?? of vapor bnoy'd tin? crescent-bark, ??) '..
JJ And rapt thro' many a rosy change, (M V
The twilight died into the dark. '*
"A hundred summer! can It ho? **'
And whlthor goest thou, tell me whorot' xVU1? \\
"oh seek my fnther'.s court w iili me, """^Vil^**.
\\ For there are gren er wonders there." "'^VV \\
And o'er the hills, am. far away Js/
Beyond their utmost purple rim. vT **
Beyond the night, aerors the day,
Thro' all the world bhe follow'd him. | T
An Enjoyable Card Party.
On Thursday evening Miss Alma
Shell entertained delightfully at cards.
Four handed euchre was played until
eleven o'clock when ices and coffee
were served. Those who enjoyed this
occasion were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. An
derson, Miss Mary Bowen and Mr. R.
E. Copeland, Miss Pauline Anderson and
Dr. Charles Ellett, Mrs. Mary Prentiss
and Mr. B. L. Clardy, Miss Ursula
Childre3s and Mr. Earlc Wilson, Miss
Olivia Ingram and Mr. J. W. Dunklin,
Mr. Jesse Vance.
At a meeting of the Board of Trust
ees of the City Schools held yesterday,
the following teachers were elected,
the last five being new:
Misses Bertha Wells, Lillier Stevens,
Helen Goggans, Emmie Meng, Mary
Miller, Ida Patrick, Rosa Lee Burton,
Hattie Roland, Bishopville; Clara Riley,
Bamberg; Meta Allen, Anderson; Sal
lie Heyward, Euharlee, Ga.
Serious Loss by Fire.
Last week Mr. William Bolt, who
lives near Rabun Church, had the mis
fortune to have his barn and cotton
house burned. Beside the buildings, he
lost all his roughness, part of a bale of
cotton, a new buggy ond other things.
The fire was caused by his little boy
playing with some matches.
A Charming I.aureus Curl to Wed.
Mrs. Earlc Monteith Caine announces
the engagement of her daughter, Miss
Eliza Thompson, to Dr. Carlisle Lamar
Nottingham of Virginia, the wedding to
take place August 23rd.
Miss Caine is a charming girl, a beau
tiful and acknowledged belle. Her father
was the late Dr. E. M. Caine and she
is a granddaughter of Col. James II.
Irby, an honored and distinguished citi
zen of Laurens fifty years ago. Dr.
Nottingham is a first honor graduate of
the University of Marylsjnd and a mem
ber of a distinguished Virginia family.
On account of the social position and
popularity of both of the young people
the announcement of the engagement
and approaching wedding is of decided
interest in society here and elsewhere.
-The State, May 20.
Laurens Lodge U. D. A. F. M. will
hold extra communication Tuesday night
May 30th, 1905, at 8:30 o'clock for work
in third degree.
Visiting brethren cordially welcome.
IL B. Humbert, W. M,
C. A. Power, Sec'y.
A Request that Should be Granted.
The undersigned has not received all
the aid he should have in preparing a
"Life Sketch" of the physicians that
have lived in Laurens county during the
past century. He hopes and earnestly
desires that all friends who have been
asked to aid in filling out blanks, which
have been sent, will attend to this mat
ter at their earnest convenience, and
Jon J. Boozer, M. D.
Laurens, S. C.
May 22, 1905.
One of the greatest blessings a mod
est man can wish for is a good, reliable
set of bowels. If you are not the hap
py possessor of such an outfit you can
greatly improve the efficiency of those
you have by the judicious use of Cham
berlains Stomach and Liver Tablets.?
They are pleasant to take and ngree
able in effect. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Poscy.
STRAYED - From premises of Dr.
Albright, a brown and white spotted
male goat. Any informatioa concern
ing it will be appreciated by G. C. Al
FOR SALE-Choicc lot Thoroughbred
Berkshire Pigs. Will be ready to de
liver in four weeks. James Wham.
41-2t Laurens, R. F. D. No. 5
Investigation Invites Investment.
There isn't a bit of extravagance in saying that an investigation of almost any of The Hub's offerings will lead
yon to invest your money here, rather than go somewhere else?provided, of course, that yor arc ready to make the pur
chase at once. The more you study HUB styles and HUB prices, the more you compare them with what is to be had
elsewhere, the surer we are you'll buy here in the end. Our vStock is the realization of every woman's wishes. Specially
nice and New and pretty things pervade this whole store, and specially pleasing values.
Summer Stuffs in Great Profusion.
We arc stocked with excellent assortments of almost everything any woman can need for Summer Wear, from
Ribbons and Belts and Lace Collars and all such smaller things up to the most beautiful of light weight ?Summer Silks
and Dress Goods, and of the lovely Trimmings that will set off their beauty in just the proper way.
Of course, there arc hosts of Piques, Dimities, Lawns and other dainty Summer Goods, but we have no room here
to tell you of them. Nor of the Woolen Dress Goods, cither, except to say that wc arc showing ally magnificent line
of Dress Goods at the popular price of 50 cents a yard, including the very latest effects in li Fabrics as Voiles,
Sicilians, Melrosc Cloth and Nun's Veilings.
The Hat that Suits the Season.
As Summer arrives, Millinery needs assume a differ
ent form. The Hats that will be mostly, wanted from now
on are of the light cool type, trimmed in a dainty, sum
mery way?in a way that will appropriately harmonize
with dainty Summer-time Dresse.-. Our Milliners arc very
skilful in the creation of Hats of this character. The
Ready-to-Wear ones that wc show arc as pretty and jaunty
as need be; and the ones we make to order arc revelations
of Millinery art. Conic in and talk over the Summer Hat
It's Oxford Time.
You need them; we have them:
Ladies' Patent Leather, Plain Opera toe, $3.00 value at $2.50
Ladies' 5-strap Vici, French heel, #2.50 value at $2.19
Ladies' Vici Oxford, Patent Tip, $2.00 value at $1.79
Ladies' Southern Tie, Medium Heel, #1.50 value at $1.15
Misses' 3-strap Sandal, Vici and Patent, $1.00 and $1.25
LAUBENS MILL HELP
They Approve of Stand Taken by Mr.
Lucas-.-Chair Presented by Dr. Schayer
A Pleasant Evening at the Home of
The operatives of the Laurens Cotton
Mills Saturday night presented Mr. W.
E. Lucas, the president and .treasurer,
with the handsomest chair they could
buy in the city of Laurens, as a token
of their approval of the course he has
taken as to the commission question,
and as a testimonial of their loyalty to
The testimonial was suggested in the
mill village Saturday afternoon. It was,
of course, a spontaneous movement,
and practically all the people in the
mill village were contributors. Mr. Lu
cas had his first intimation of it in the
The people arrived at the Lucas house
a little after night fall, about 300 men
and about 50 women and children. The
ladies and the elderly men were seated
in the parlors, and the younger people
remained on the piazza. Dr. Isadore
Schayer, the mill village physician, pre
sented the chair in a graceful little
speech in which he related that, two or
three days ago ono of the room fore
men, hearing of the controversy, said:
"If Mr. Lucas is put out, I'm ready to
throw up this job, and go with him to
help him build another mill, wherever
he chooses, if I have to roll bricks in a
wheel-barrow." "That Mr, Lucas,"
said Dr. Shayer, "illustrates how your
people feel toward you in this trouble,
and they give you this chair with the
hope that, as was said of the character
in mythology who drew new strength
from every contact with Mother Earth,
you, when you have rested in it, may
each time rise strengthened and re
freshed for this righteous contest you
Replying Mr. Lucas said: "I thank
you. my friends, for this evidence of
your approval, which is worth more to
me than the approval of anybody else'' ?
and that was his whole speech. Then
the stringed band, which the people
had brought, played several airs, and
brief remarks were made by one or
two of the men representing operatives
and stockholders. At the request of
some of the young men, who work in the
mill, Mrs. Lucas, who is an accom
plished pianist and who is a favorite
with everybody in the village played.
Meanwhile ices and cakes were served
by the ladies of Mr. Lucas's household,
and one or two gentlemen visitors who
were here for the stockholders' and di
rectors' meeting. Half an hour was
then spent in a social way, everybody
enjoying the music and chatting. Then
the guests departed, the three hundred"
men, some of them old warriors, giving
what sounded rather more like the "re
bel yell" of defiance than three cheers.
These people had come from the
looms and the spindles in the afternoon,
but they were at home with their presi
dent and he was at home with them,
and in feeling and sympathy there was
no gulf separating them. They know
that Mr. Lucas was not moved by his
personal financial interest in making
this contest, they knew, as everybody
knows that it would have paid him
handsomely to have fallen in line with
the commission house's wishes, and be
lieving that he is right, they took this
way of publicly aligning themselves
with him. True such demonstrations
do not buy mill shares and from the
viewpoint of a foreign capitalist per
haps seem absurd, but they arc never
theless of serious significance. The
fact is that the people who run the
spindles are just as important as the.
men, behind the guns.
A (io<ul Suggestion.
Mr. C. B. Wainwright of Lemon city
Fla.,has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
the use of Chamberlains Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in cases of pains
in the stomach, colic and cholera mor
bus by taking it in water as hot as can
be drank. Inat when taken in this way
the effect is double in rapidity. "ft
seems to get at the right spot instant
ly," he says. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
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The Kind of Conservatism That Counts.
A man is conservative, not merely
when and because he halts and timidly
hesitates at every new and untried ven
ture. Such are the characteristics
rather of the doubting and weak-kneed
person who takes fright at his own
shadow, and whose indecisive and vacil
lating policy never commands the con
fidence nor inspires the faith of others.
One would better make a few mistakes
and possess the ability to see them, the
courages to correct them, and gain
profit by the experience, than, through
fear of risk, fail to seize the oppor
tunity which by the exercise of courage
might have led to fortune.
Conservatism in business is rather
that sterling quality of mind which
carefully plans the future, counts the
cost, weighs do probabilities of success,
cdhsiders the chances of failure, re
jects the speculative, limits the hazar
dous, husbands the resources, makes
sure of being right and then goes reso
lutely on to the accomplishment of well
considered purpose, undaunted by obsta
cles, undismayed by disappointments,
compelling and achieving success
through consciousness of innate
strength.?James H. Eckels, in System.
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, when you
lose your health, because indigestion
and constipation have sapped it away.
Prompt relief can be had in Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They build up your di
gestive organs, and cure headache, diz
ziness, colic, constipation, etc. Guaran
teed at Palmetto and Laurens Drug. Co.
price 25 cts.
Address to Graduates by
Pi of.Bowers of Newbcry.
THE HONOR ROLL.
The Medals and Those Who Received
The Opera House was filled on Friday
night with a bouyant audience made up
of released scholars, happy patrons,
and faithful teachers. The class grad
uated this year consisted of Mr. Charles
Simpson, Jno. Wells Todd, and Misses
Beth Shell, Lilly Armstrong, Olio
Adams and Zclcnc Gray.
The address to the graduates was de
livered by Prof. A. J. Bowers of New
berry College. It was well timed, well
delivered, and enjoyed by all.
Dr. Bowers had not previously ap
peared before a Laurens audience, and
our people were delighted with his cul
tured bearing, ease of diction and the
modest manner that attend t rue merit.
B. L. Jones in relinquishing control,
transmits to his successor a well discip
lined student body that is the highest
testimonial to his patient endeavor, in
telligent direction and consciencious la
bors of the past four yerrs.
At the conclusion of his farewell he
was taken by surprise when in a few
very happy impromptu remarks, Rev.
Henry Thomas presented him with a
Morris chair, the gift of his pupils and
a Masonic signet ring, from his crops
At the beginning of the session med
als were offered by three citizens of
the town to the pupils making the high
est average scholarship during the ses
sion. The medals were presented by
Dr. H. K. Aiken i<> the following.
1st Grade?Hattie Gray, with honora
ble mention of Virginia Simpson and
2nd Grade?Gussie Miller, with men
tion of Henry Lawrence, Hattie Simp
son and Mary Wilkcs.
3rd Grade ? Theresa Shayer, with
mention of Anna Prcntiss.
4th Grade - Mary Posey; second, Sa
5th Grade - Rebecca Dial; second,
6th Grado Clara Davenport; second,
Emogenc Wilkcs, Hcttie Lake, Addio
7th Grade ?Mary Lake; second,
8th (Jrado Bessie Brown; second,
9tb Qvodc Roioo Cloi'dy) oooond,
Ethel Simmons, Lucia Simpson.
10th Grade? Olio Adams; second,
John Wells Todd.
Gussie Miller, of tho Second Grade,
has not missed a word in spoiling dur
ing the entire session.
According to his custom Supt. Jones
gave a handsome souvenir button to
each pupil on the roll below:
Perfect attendance. Not absent,
tardy nor dismissed.
1st Grade David Childless. Charles
Franks, Hattie Gray, Elizabeth Mose
2nd Grade?Bruicie Owings, Carol
Roper, Pauline Prentiss, Mary Wilkcs.
3rd Grade Willie Crisp, Edwin Mose
loy, Clarence Nelson, Nannie Kate
Armstrong, Mildred Gasque, Anna
Prentiss, Kathleen Wilkcs.
4th Grade - Nell Payne. Marguerite
Simpson, .Julia Childrcss, Eveline Aus
tin, Hai ry GasqUC, Tommic Owings.
5th tirade Roland Moseloy, Shell
McDaniel, Osoc Sitgreaves, Marguerite
6th Grade- Clam Davenport, Emma
Dor roh, Willie Dorroh, Roberta Dor
rob, Samuel Austin, Allconc Franks,
7th Grado?Carlos Moselcy.
8th Grade Annie Huff, Lillian Mill
er, Mamie Tolbert.
9th Grade Samuel Fleming, Calhoun
McGowan, Ethel Simmons.
10th Grade Beth Shell. John Wells
These names have been on tho Per
fect Attendance Roll for two sessions
Pauline Prentiss, Edwin Moseloy,
Nell Payne, Marguerite Simpson, Ro
land Moselcy, Osee Site reaves, Samuel
Austin, Carlos Moselcy, Annie Huff,
Lillian Miller, Samuel Fleming, .lohn
These names have been on the Per
sect Attendance Roll for three sessions
Carlos Mosoloy, Osee Sitgreaves, An
Since ll>i>2 enrollment has increased
22 per cent.
Tardies have decreased 52 per cent.
1902 attendance 91 per cent.
1905 attendance 96 to 97 por cent.
"I Thank' the Lord!"
cried Hannah Plant, of Little Rock,
Ark., "for the relief I got from Buck
lens Arnica Salve. It cured my fear
ful running sores, which nothing clso
would heal, and from which I had suf
fered for '?> years." It is a marvoloufl
healer for cuts, burn.; and wounds.?
Guaranteed at. Palmetto and Laurens
Drug Co. 25clS.
Straw Hats, the comfortable kind at
Dressy oxfords for women at Cope
White canvas oxfords at Copeland's.
"Windsor Ends" the latest In neck
wear at Copeland's
Stylish Shirts at Copeland's.
Dress suit cases and hand bags at