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J. C. G ARLINGTON, EDITO ll,
LAURENS, Jan. lath, 1886.
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J. C. OAKLINGTON A CO.,
Tho State Constitution, whether
wisely or unwisely, pr?vidos that
the General Assembly shall meet
on the fourth Tuesday in Novem
ber annually; but we know of no
law that requires that Important
hotly to adjourn, at all events, on
the eve of the Christmas holidays.
The intention of the Constitution
is that the General Assembly shall
meet annually to grant tho people
such relief as legislation can give.
While the people require economy,
they are not niggardly. They
want the Legislature to remain in
session long enough to carefully
consider all measures brought be
fore it for action. It is not insisted
that the members of the General
Assembly know a great deal about
the work of the session. Acts and
joint resolutions pass with such
rapidity that the members do not
even read them. They manage to
get the appropriation bill through,
and when that is done, like chil
dren turned from school, they turn
quickly homeward, regardless of
the neglected duties behind them.
The wants of the people cannot be
disregarded, and their rights and
wishes are of Infinitely more im
portance than the Christmas turkey
of South Carolina Solon's.
It is admitted that our present
system of assessing property is
inefficient, and that some moro ef
offective system .should be
adopted. Great labor bad been
expended, and an elaborate report
was submitted to the last General
Assembly in regard to themattor.
The Legislature saw Ht to reject
the proposed law, but they mani
fested no inclination to adopt any
other remedy. The Legislature
met with no well devised plan on
the subject, and the members went
home to enjoy their Christmas
pleasures profoundly indifferent to
the unequal burdens of taxation.
The Governor called the atten
tion of the General Assembly to
the need of action In our judicial
system. "The urgent need of re
lief to the courts and of the im
provement of the Trial Justice
System was acknowledged, hut no
one appeared to have a w ell-con
sidered measure tn readiness, and
there was no time (luring the ses
sion to frame what was wanted."
When it ls universally admitted
that there was "urgent need" of
legislation for the improvement of
our judicial syrtem, it is a shame
that matters of such Importance
should have been wholly neglected.
Some relief should have been
granted, either by increasing the
number of Circuit Judges or the
adoption of the County Courts.
Let the people have speedy relief
when, unfortunately, they become
.involved in litigation. "Justice
delayed is oft-times justice denied."
We have had too much hasty
legislation. We are in favor of
subsequent Legislatures remaining
in session long enough to consider
measures of general importance,
even it entails upon the members
the very great annoyance of re
turning to the Capitol after thc
We can but believe that the fail
ure of the last General Assembly
to provide for an enumeration of
the population was due In a large
measure to prejudice. Thc fun
damental principle of our form of
government is that all sovereignty
is in the people, and the popular
branch of the Legislature shall be
made up in proportion tothepupu
ln ! iou of the several election dis
tricts. The Federal Govenment
makes an enumeration of the peo
ple every ten years, and Congress
promptly apportions representa
tion among the States according to
their population. The State Con
stitution makes ti similar provision
for the reason that in ten years the
population of some sections in
creases, while in others there may
be a corresponding decrease. The 1
new apportionment every tenth
year remedies Inequalities In rep
resentation. Tills is just, Wo
have small regard for the states
manship of those who deny the
people their constitutional right,
Indeed, a right that exists inde
pendent of the Constitution.
It Is not our province to watch the
working of the brain of thoso great
statesmen who profess sueh a pro
found regard for their Constitu
tional duties when the question of
tuition fees In the Bouth Carolina
College is discussed. They prof??
to have the kindest feelings t<i
wards the denominational colleget
and would willingly provide tuitioi
fees in the State College, but tim
they are prohibited by the Const i
tution. They are commanded l>;
that same sacred Instrument b
provide for nu enumeration of th
citizens of the State every tent]
year, beginning in 1K75. Cousis
(ency is a jewel. Tho Censu
should have hoon provided for n
tho first session of the lust Cen
eral Assembly, for three reasons
I. Because the Federal Govornmen
would have paid half the expense
of any state having an enumera
Hon matle Inst your.
2. Because it was a right whiel
the people in their sovereignty de
manded,and the Legislature shouh
i not have ignored.
0. Tlioso constitutional lawyers
who urged at tho last session thai
an enumeration would accomplis!
nothing, because the apportion
meat could not be made until "tin
next regular session of tho G?nerai
Assembly," should have conn' for
ward promptly one your ugo and
pointed out dourly, that the omi
literation, in order to be practical
should be made at that session.
Huf when the General Assembly
failed nt its first session to pro
vide for the census, that stej
should have hoon taken as som
thereafter ns practicable. Delaj
can do no good. Why not make
the enumeration now, ?is well as
one year hence ?
We conclude ns wi began, bj
saying tho bill, ill a lurgt
mensure, was defeated by preju
dice. When it was proposed ti
apportion representation according
to the census of'SO, the iden of np
portioning representation on tin
basis of an enumeration nenrlj
eight years old was derided. Poi
our part, we cannot see that tin
mutter is ?it ali remedied by con
tinning representation upon tin
basis of an enumeration five years
older, and that too when a subso
quent census shows flint som?
Counties in the State have represen
tatton that they are clearly not on
titled to, and other Counties art
correspondingly client ed.
We want our rights. The indus
trions farmers of upper-Carolina di
not understand why a low countrj
negro should have twice as mud
power in the legislature ns one o
the best citizens of Laurens Conn
ty, and we frankly confess we d<
not appreciate tho distinction.
Bomo correspondent of the New.
and Courier proposes to apportior
representation in the lcgislaturi
on a combination basis, vie: one
half according to the assesset
wealth, and one-half according t(
the population in thu several coun
tie?. We appose any such plan
If the Federal Governro nt shouh
adopt such a plan, douth Carolin]
and other Southern States woulci
have but little representation ir
the National Legislature. If sud
doctrine is served in South Caro
lina, it ought to be HO throughou
the Uni tad Btatea. We aro yet t<
be convinced that ricli ni en art
moro patriotic, honest and wist
than their poor neigbors.
Tho proposed Narrow Gung<
Railroad, from Groenvllle to Au
gusta via Ninety-Six, isa common
dable enterprise, which will serve I?
develop the mngnlllcect water-pow
er on the Saluda side of tho ( ?ounty
The qualified voters of Sullivan':
Township will vote on the question
of subscription or no-subscription
Jail'y, 26th. The friends of the road
are confident of success.
Bill Nye to His Son in College.
I hope that you are working lia rd
at your books so that you will be
an ornament to society. Society
is needing some ornament very
much. I sincerely hope that you
will not begin to monkey with rum.
I should bato to have you meet
with a f elon's doom, or Hill a drunk
ard's grave. If anybody hus got to
fill a drunkards grave, let him do
it himself. What has the drunkard
ever done for you, that he should
expoct you to till his gravi? for
I expect you to do right ns near
as possible. You will ^ot do ex
actly right all the time, but try to
strike n good average. I do not
expect you to let your studios en
croach too much on your polo, but
try to unite the two so that you
will not break down under the
strain. I should feel sad and mor
tified to have come home n physi
cal wreck. I think ono physical
wreck in a family is enough, and I
am rapidly getting where I can do
the entire physical wreck business
for our neighborhood.
I sec by your picture that you
have got one ;if them pleated coats,
with a belt around it, anti short
punts. They make you look as you
did when I used to spank you in
yours gono by, anti I feel the .same
old desire to do it now as I did
then. Old and feeble ns f am, it
seems to nie as though ? coultl
spank a boy that wears knicker
bocker pants buttoned ontn a Gari
baldi waist and a pleated jacket.
If it wasn't for thorn cute little
camel's hair whiskers of yours, I
would not bolievo that you had
grown up to bo a large and expen
sive boy, with thoughts. Some of
the thoughts you express In your
letters are far beyond your years.
Do you think thom yourself or is
th o re some boy in the school that
thinks ull the thoughts for the
Some of your letters are so deep
that you mother and 1 can hardly
grapple with them. Ono of them
especially was so full of foreign
stuff that you bad got out of a bill
of fare, that wo will have to wait
till you come homo before we can
take it in. I can talk a little Chip
pewa, but that is all the foreign
language I am familiar with.
When 1 was a young man we had
to get our foreign languages the
best wo could, so I studied Chip
pewa without a master. A Chip
pewa chief took mo into his camp
and kept mc there for sonic time,
while l acquired his language. He
became so much attached to me
that 1 hud great difficulty in com
I wish you would write in the
United States dialect as nundi as
possible and not try to paralizo
your parents with imported ex
pressions that come too high for
Remember that you are the only
hoy we've got, and we are only
going through the motions of liv
ing here for your sake. For us the
day ia wearing out, and ia now way
along into the shank of the even
ing. All we ask of you is to im
prove on the old people. You can
see where I fooled myself, and you
can do better. Read and write
and sifer and polo and get nollege
and try not to be ashamed of your
When you get that checkered
little sawed-off coat on that pair of
knee panties and that poker dot
necktie, and tho sassy little boys
holler "rats" when you pass by und
your heart is bowed down, remem
ber that, no matter bow foolish you
may look, year parents will never
sour on you.
YOUR PATH Kit.
The Session of 1888.
INJURIES TO PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.
AN ACT to amend Section 1.07*1 of
the General statutes, relating to
Injuries to Public Highways.
SEC. 1. That Section 1*074 of tho
General statutes of this state be
amended so as to read ns follows:
"Section KMT. If any person
shall wilfully destroy, injure, or in
any manner hurt, damage, impair
or obstruct any of the public high
ways, or any part thereof, or any
bridge, culvert, drain, ditch, cause
way, embankment, wall, toll-gate,
toll-house, or other erection belong
ing thereto, or any pari thereof, tho
person so offend lng shall, upon con
viction thereof, be Imprisoned not
more than six months, <?r pay a line
not exceeding $."?(1(1, or both,' nt the
discretion of the Court, and shall bo
further liable to pay all the expense
Of repairing the same.
KO Al) DUTY.
AN ACT to amend Sectios I,<>'.><>,
Title X, Chapter XXII, of the
General statutes of tho State.
S Ker i ON I. That Section one
thousand und ninety, Title X, Chap
ter XXII, of the Gf? ern 1 Statutes
of this State be amended by striking
out tho following words: "Mem
bers of the State and county boards
of examiners and school trustees,
members of the board of assessors
for lae assessment of real estate
for taxation, millers engaged in
grist or mendiant mills that are
kept open for six days in each week,
guards, keepers, employees, and
other officers of Lunatic Asylums,
and tho Warner for live days!" So
that said section when amended
shall read as follows :
"Section 1,009. Teachers and stu
dents of schools ami colleges mid
ministers (d' the Gospel, w ho ure
serving a congregation as pastor,
shall bo exempt from rond duty.
Tu i: GAM i<? LA WH.
AN ACT to amend Section 1,09*1 of
the General statutes, relating to
SECTION I. That Section 1,094 of
tho General statutes, relating to
game birds, be, und tho same is
hereby, amended so that the said
section shall read as fellows:
"Section 1,094. It shall not ho law
ful for any person In this Strte, be
tween tho 1st ?lay of April and tho
1st day of November, in any year
hereafter, to catch, kill or injure, or
to pursue with such intent, orto sell
or expose for sale, any wild turkey,
partridge,dove, woodcock or pheas
ant; and any person found guilty
thereof shall be Unod not less than
ten dollars, or Iis imprisoned not
less than ten days, winddine, if im
posed, shall go one-half thereof to
tho informer and, tho other hldf
thereof to the school fund of the
county wherein the offense was
SEARCH WARRANTS AND SEI
AN ACT to ailthorl/e Trial .Justices
to issue Warrants for serch und
seizure und for the arrest of Sus
SECTION 1. That trial Justices
shall have authority to issue war
rants to make search or seizure in
suspected places, and to arrest sus
pected persons and to seize their
SEC 2. That such warrants shall
issue on ly in cases of stolen goods
and must be supported by the oath
or affirmation nf the party apply
ing for the same, which shall set
forth fully and particular!J all the
facts upon which such application
ls based,and shall specially design
ate the suspected place or places,
the object or objects of search or sei
zure, the name or names of the per
son or persons suspected, and who
are to be arrested.
SEO a. That no such waprantshall
issue except in the cases and with
the formalities herein prescribed.
-A man at tho telephone tho
other day shouted: "Hello, there;
why In thunder don't you sneak
louder?" An Angelic voice replied :
"What did you say?" "Ol" ex
claimed Iii', recognizing thc voice
at the central Office, "excuse me; I
thought I was talking with my
IMMENSE ATTRACTIO N
JTLEjVtllSrCBr ?Sc BOWLES,
SHH BROAD STREUST AUGUSTA GA?
The LARGEST HOUSE m the City I
The Cheapest House in the South !!
We buy for Cash and cant be Undersold.
PARLOR and CHAMBER SUITSin Quality and Quantify never
SIDE-HOARDS, WARDROBES and BOOK-CASES by the hundred.
BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS and TABLES by tho Oros?,
MIRRORS, PICTURES and BRACKETS in endless Variety.
BABY CARRIAGES, LOUNGES and Everything to be hud in a First
Call and sec, or write for Cuts and Prices.
W I DELPH,
813 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
WHOLESALE amd RETAIL DEALER IN
COOKING STOVES, "HEATING STOVES, (?HATES, TINWARE.
Buy the EXCELSIOR COOK STOVE.
Seventeen different Sizes and Kinds in Stock.
Heating Stoves in great variety, for wood and coal Tinware at
Low figures for Cash.
TIN-PLATE, SHEET [RON, SOLDER.
W. I. DELPH.
-*Mrs N, BRUM CI ARK*
Has openoned an Elegant Line of LADIES? AC?, N'S II ATS,
CARS, ETC. Her stink embraces nil the Novelties of the Season.
Velvets, fancy und plain, Velveteens, Plushes, Braids, Huttons, and ber
usual supply of Notions. Having secured the most competent assist
ants, we have resumed the business of
DRESS AND CLOAK MAKING!
Parties out of the city can be satisfactorily titted by sending your cor
rect measure. Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
Al RS. N. BRILM CLARK,
S19 Broad Street, Auguta, Q-a.
Circuiletr HST o S.
In order to meid thc demands of our creditors, w e offer our entire
Stock of Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Cents' Furnishing (mods at and below
New York Cost, for thc next thirty days. Any ono wanting anything
n our lino will do well t > examine our Stock Indore purchasing else
We have in connection with our Clothing Department, n splendid
assortment of Jewelry, consisting of Watches, Watch Chains, Cuff and
Collar Huttons, Scurf Pins and various other things too numerous tc
mention, which we arc (dosing out very cheap.
As we are sidling our goods ut Cost, we must havo the Catii. Can't
LEA K IO A HATTON.
LAURENS C. H., S. S.
-As a general thing," w hut u
man sews ho he rips.
-The thermometer gains
rle ty hy degrees, so to speak
-Timmen who is opposed to vac
cination is probably to be pit ted.
-Even the most'in vote rate toper
objects to taking a born with a bull.
-A young lady asks. "How cnn
I remove superfluous huir?'' Comb
I tho lutter.
-The man who said, "Therein u
garden in ber face," was evidently
using flowery language.
Having located in the Fowler I
Building, over the stores of .lohn I)
Sheahan, for the purpose of ta ing.
Photographs ami Forreotypos,a?in
also Copying and Enlarging, I am
prepared to give you satisfaction,
having hud ten years' experience.
Call and get a shadow before the
Pictures taken on a cloudy ns well
us u fuir'day.
J. ll. OLA ZEN ER.
T. S. FitzSimmons,
LAURENS C. H., S.O.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILWAT
COMM KNOINO SDN HA Y NoVKMBKR .?>
iKs.1, at n. t.) A. M., I'uHHongor Trains will
run us follows, "Eastern time:"
TO AND F Ho M CHARLESTON.
Depart Columbio 7 30 a ni .'>27piu
Due Charleston lil 18 p tn 005 p ir
WKST (HA I I.V.)
Depart ('barb-stun 7 "Ju a ni 510pm
Due Columbia lo 4o a in luce om
TO AND FROM CAM DEN.
(HAST (DAU.Y RXt'RPT BUN Dy Y.)
Dep't ( loluinbiti 7 30 am 6 05 p m f? '.27 p m
Due Camdon 12 17 p m 7 42 p m 7 ?2 p m
(WKST DAILY RXORPT SUNDAY?)
Dep't Camdon (I 60 a m 7 a ni S 16 p ni
Due Columbia il 2ft a m lu to a m ll) p m
TO AND PROM A HOUSTA.
Depart ( 'ulumbie
ft 27 p in
10 8 Up ni
?1 4ft p tn
lu 00 p m
Made at Columbia with Columbi? (ind
< IroonvIllO Railroad bv train arriving at
10. 40 A, M. and departing at fi.27 P. M.
At Columbia Junction with C., C. ?v A.
Railroad by Hame train to and from all
points on both ronda.
Pa engels take supper nt Rraneh
AtChnrlcHton witli steamer** for Now
York; and with steamer for .1 ackson
villi* amt points on Ht. John's River
Tuosdaysand Saturday s | with charles
ton and Savannah Railroad to and from
Havannah and point? In Florida, dally
At Augusta with Georgia and Central
Railroads to and from all points Wont
und South. At Hlackvillo to and fron
points on Barnwell Railroad. Throngl
ticket? can bo purehiiKcd to all point)
Houth and Weat by applying to
D. MOQUEEN. Ag't. Columbia, H. C.
JOB? B. PECK,General Mannaor.
I). C. Allen, a. I', and Ticket AKMU.
7,7 /7,077 Jersey Jackets ironi GOcts. to $2.26.
rkots. Circulars, Wraps and (Monks from 06c. toll?.
5,605.655 Zephyr .Sucks nm! eonts from 25 to $2.00.
4,444,414 prs. of Boots nm! Shoes, from 37 1-2 to $0.60.
3,333,333 JUS. Ladies Misses and Children Hose from nets, to $2.00.
2,222,222 pieces Dress doods from lets, to $1.50 por yd
1,111,111 Ladies, Misses and Children Huts, from 2.r)ctK to $15.
5,555,5IA Cotton, Linen and Hi 1 Handkerchiefs from 2.J to $1.60.
We will not quote further pri?es. Our Stock is immense, ?nd
must reduce lt before Christmas Day. Must and shall be sold at
At Emporium of Fashion.
W. H. GILfKEiRSBN
Our Stock must bo reduced, as wt? propone to change our business
We have made arrangements with a Northern Firm, so that after
Feb. 1st, 1880, WO w ill have money to loan.
In tho meantime, our entire Stock of
nvnuLst io? Sold.
i. <?> -A.. KZop>p>el
LAURENS Ss ??
FURNITURE, FURNITURE !
A ear-load of Beds and Chaire Just arrived at Minter & Jamieson*!
Furniture Store, Laurens C. H., S. C.
We keep the Largest Stock of Furniture in the up-country, bought
direct from manufacturers, at lowest cash price, in ear-load lots.
We will sell you Furniture cheaper than any house in the South.
We will not, To? undersold.
Parlor and ('humber Suits in quality and quantity never before seen
Baby Carriage, Lounges, and everything to be found in a first-class
House. Call and see, or scud for cuts and prices.
Complete sets of Matres'sos and Beds and Springs. Also Carpets
and Rugs Cheap for Cash.
Great Reduction in Prices.
In order to close out our Stock of Winter Goods, we are offering the
following goods at greatly reduced prices:
Ladies' Newmarkets, Cloaks, Shawls, Dross-Qoods, Red and White
Flannels, Skirts, Jeans, all wool, whrth l?ets., reduced to 33 1-3 cts.
We are offering our entire Stock of clothing at NEW YORK COSTY,
A large lot of Ladies and Children Shoes, worth $1.25, we are
closing out for only 75cts. Ladles children and (tents Shoes a Spe
cialty. We sell the .lames Means $3.00 Shoe, every pair warranted.
Also Minter A Jamieson shoe for $2.f>o every pair warranted. A
large lot ofOuns A Pistols.
Call at once and secure some of the Bargains. If you will call and
examine our prices, you will bo convinced we mean exactly what wo
MINTER <Sc J^jVEIHlSOlSr,
Leaders OF LOW Prices.
COME ONE, COME ALL
And see and feel and be convinced that
GRAHAM & SPANKS
Iiuve one of thc Largest and Host Assorted Stock/* of
Call and examine our Stock of Ladies' and (lents' Hose, (Hoves
Gents' Collars and Cuffs, Ladies' Jerseys, Walking Jackets. New
Markets, Cloak's, Dress Hoods,'Silks, Prints, Bleaeblgs, Ticking,
Ginghams, Shirting, Sheeting, Cotton ('becks,Tables Damask, Tow,
(ds, Doylies, Linseys, Jeans, Cassimeres, and everything generally
kept in a first-class store.
Our Stock of Clothing ls complete this Season. iro nt"
prepared to save you money in this lim
lu tills line it is useless for us to say anything, foi* om .* oner,
know that we always keep the best stock ofshoes in tovr..
HATS and CARS-In this Uno we cnn suit everybody
We wish to call your attentio to our Stock of Shirts. !.. $ .,00
Shirl turns down anythinfpon the bill. '4*5^7
Groceries-Sugar, Coffee, Table-Halt, cheese, Crackers, Oaio?d
Hoods, Soaps Starch, Soda, Bluing, Pepper, Spice, ( 'hewing Ter |
Smoking Tobacco, Cigars, AC. v
GRAHAM & SPARK h.
WHOLESALE ANO RETAIL
901 Broad Sree,