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Subscription Prlco--12 Mont:. ;, SI.00. ,
PAYABLE IN <\ 1>V \N? Vt.
Ibu? M for Artvortluiiig. Ordinary Ad
VorilHontonts, per stpiuro, i ?lioniser.
Hon, $1.00; ono h Mihsoipiciil
timi, -VI rents.
Liberal roduotion intulo lor liu'w Ad?
J. C. OAKLINGTON V ? <>..
On Saturday inst, in obedience to
tho call of tho County Chairman,
Q, W. sholl. Hm Township Control
Club, assembled In tho Court House
"to take Into consideration tho ad
visability of nominating candidate s
?Tor tho Sonate und House of Repre
sentatives to bo ktoe.vn a- Fanners'
Candidates and to be submitted to
the Primary Election."
six merchants, two editors, two
county officers, one new-paper cor
respondent, ono doctor, a law stu
dent and twelve fanners, were
|>r08ent at tho meeting.
Inasmuch as the call was made
for this Important discussion, it is
somewhat strange that so little in
torost was manifested. A report of
tho mooting appears elsewhere in
this issue. .Most of Hie speeches
made Upon this occasion appeared
to bo delivered in a cain., patriolie
spiril and prompted by a desire lo
bonotll tho fanners w ithout injur
ing ot bo rs. More liberality and
conserval ism appeared, than on
some former occasions.
Wo still believe that a move
ment on the part ol* lar mers tow ards
organizing clubs for agricultural
discusidsons and lo discuss the gen
oral interest of tho tanners, will
brinj; good results. W hat fanners
need most is enlightenment on the
Subject Of agriculture. They should
study their business.
We have at least ono (dub in this
County that has heretofore been n
model. Whenever such organiza
tions ns thc Lisbon Partners' (Muli,
Which has lived and flourished for
ten years, become general through
out lhe land, wo may look for the
standard of intelligent and system
atic farming to bo elevated,
We are and always have boen
opposed to turning tho movement
which can bring good results, into
a log-rolling political machine. Hut
unless we fail to understand tho
movers in this movement, they aro
gradually beginning to soi" that po
litical nominations byan organiza
tion of farmers w ill not do, and if
they are to accomplish anything,
It must he made a light of measures,
Let the farmers docido what
they want; lot them Investigate,
consult, discuss and advise, as to
the needs of the country; let them
embody th" result of this investiga
tion and discussion in a platform
to he passed upon in Hu; Demo
cratic party nomination, which is
the Primary Election, and they may
rest assured that, so far as Laurens
County is concerned, the Senator
and Representatives (de,-tod, will
onrry out the will of the people as
While we connot endorse the res
olutions of the Columbia Conven
tion ns a whole, we do endorse any
lunn or body of men, w ho are seek
ing to benefit the country. We be
lieve in allowing the people to de
termine their grievances and in al
lowing the people to say directly,
without the endorsement of anyone
who are capable of redressing these
If a man has SCttlccd convictions
ns to what is needed for Ibo bene
fit of the farmers, he is hut a poor
excuse for a citizen, if he does not
east his ballot for (?ne w ho is in
sympathy with him.
We will allude to one remark
made in that meeting on Saturday,
whi di needs no comment. It has
boon our prlvaledge to attend var
ious places when public speeches
were delivered, hut novor before
have we beard n sentiment equal
to this. We refer to a remark made
In favor of agricultural clubs going
into politics. The speaker said:
. "We want more politics preached
from tho pulpit."
At such, we are astonished-nay
shocked I Hut, although made by
one of its members, we, saddle no
such sentiment upon the leaders of
the farmers' movement.rQ
It is gratifying to the people of
tills congressional district to seo
the strong support given to Judge
COTHUAN, for Congress, in bis own
district. Ills election ls now as
sored, and in honoring him thus,
tho State will have an able advo
cate in the councils of the nation.
Judge W ALCAC?-: positively de
clines to allow his name to go be
fore tho Convention for Guberna
torial honors. Ho would not ac
cept tho nomination if it were
tende red him.
Th?' Co?umbt?, Newberry and
Mr. H. C. ^toSEI.EY, president of
die above Railroad, was in town
last wook in tho Interest ??f bia en
terprise. A committee of tho busi?
iii ss mon ol' lliis place watt od on
liim while in town, for the purpose
or ascertaining tho status of Iho
road nt titi- time. Mr. Moseley
staled (iud he had as far UH possl
hie avoided placing his road in the
newspapers; with due ros poet to
thc press, hohad hut little coull
donee In ronds hull! on paper, and
he prefered lo lay Iho foundation
upon well digested plans. This ac
counts for tho scant information
among thc citizens of Lu uro tu, on
the subject of this great enterprise.
Laurens, said Mr. Moseley, hour
ll rut love. Rho was originally the
terminal point of tito road und bo
mentioned In tho ehnrter, hut I.Ma
rcus hus given absolutely hereto
fore, no encouragement to the road,
lint one incorporation has attended
n meeting und (ho report Int - bei n
! circulated extensively, timi wo arc
! not anxious for the road.
; Ile said that he Mi sure (hat the
; road would be built to Spartan
burg. Thc people of that placeare
alive to their interest and will vote
a heavy la.\ by townships. No
definite route h;is been selected,
j but it is probable that in renohlng
I Spurlanhurg, a portion of .lack's
Township, in this County, w ill bc
traversed. As a suggestion, Mr.
i Mosul.KY states thal we should
i take slops immediately looking lo
I wards II conncetion^with this road
i at the nearest point.
During the next two weekssomc
I tiling d?duite will be done. The
road is now considering the practi
cability of the renie via Laurens
to Kasley and on to Iho West, do
volopingthe Chicago and Cumber
land ronlo, part of which is graded.
This is the great thoroughfare,
which the near future will develop,
AU that is needed is encourage
ment in thc way of subscriptions,
sufficient to grade the road.
LA I.1 UK NS WI fjT> DO lill: IHTV,
ami she will only lie called upon to
grndo the road to Hie Newberry
lille. Il is a uiistake to suppose
that we aro careless as lo the ad
vantages offered. The enterprise
lias never before been presented lu
us in tangible shape. Now that we
know what we lire lo do, WC ari
an xi ons lo do our full duly in gai li
ll new and independent railroad.
We want a closer connection with
Clinrleston and we must have it.
In the appointment of Governor
THOMPSON to tho office of Assis
tant Secretary of the Treasury, the
President, Governor THOMPSON
and the South, are to he congratu
lated. It seldom happens that
our section is represented in such
positions in thc national Govern
ment, and, considering the charac
ter of the office, It isa marked com
pliment to South Carolina. The
selection was made upon the merit
Of the man and nothing else. Il is
refreshing to set? that even in this
day, the office docs sometimes
seek tho man.
The news of this appointment
has called forth a hearty expres
sion of opinion from public mon and
the press. Everyone is pleased
with the choice. Governor THOM P
SON is a fearless man, and in per
fect sympathy with the Adm I n is
t rat iou.
Lieutenant Governor J NO. <'.
SM KP PA Kn, of Rdgofleld, is a man
Into whose hands tho government
may well be entrusted,
As thc time for making nomina
tions draws near, we see the heads
of candidates popping up nil over
the stale, for tho office of Governor.
There is no doubt but thal South
Carolina has ninny men who are
worthy and who would relied honor
upon their constituency, but what
we want is a man who has the ca
pacity to manage nil the affairs of
the commonwealth. We w ant one
who has made life a success. Ile ?
Bides being a sagacious statesman
ami a devoted patriot, tho Gover
nor should bo a man of exeutive
ability. Not fl dreamer, but one
who always pays one hundred (rents
on the dollar.
The C. S. Census of IKSO gives the
following statistics ns to South
('undina. Farmers and Planters In
the State, 03,660. Rn gaged in per
Monal and professional services,
64,24(1; trade and transportation,
13,00$ j manufacturing and mining,
President Ci,KV KI".A ND bus vetoed
HO bills in two years, more than
were vetoed by all tho Presidents
for the first SO years of the Repub
Bults for damages Amounting to
?I 10,000 have been instituted
against the N. E. Railroad by suf
ferers in the recent Saidee acci
The Democratic Senators pro
pose to purchase a life-size porlraii
of WAUK HAMPTON, which they in
temi to prc cut to South Carolina.
M ?ss Cleveland is now editor of
"Jbiterary tiifej* a Chicago maga
The "KOW county" quostlon is
hoing agitated in various [iuris of
Health and Holiness.
'i'llnc HO much of truth, beauty, ;
reverence und tenderness expre? i
od in tho writings of .1. lt. lt. Wo
?.an always lind something in (linn \
(hut uppeah t<> the good lu us.
Ni Air did he quote a truer maxim
! (hun timi of Madame Swolehino's,
in your Issue ol'Sunday-"The root
! of sanctity is sanity. A man must
!>e healthy t<? bo holy." How easy
I it is to express sanctification, and
to discuss Evolution,but how many
; liave the true ability and spirit omi
! nating rrom sound, healthy bodies?
They interpret for themselves what
thc Master's will is. when they
should say, every time they open i
thc Iiibio and read Its pages, "Dear
j Master give mo the Holy Spirit
, that I n ay uudorstund what ibi<
All these discussions <>n ovolu
lion ure un Injury to the cause of
: religion, for there is neither liberty,
peace nur brotherly love as a re
sult. Eur bettor for the rising gen
eration thai tho sins of their pa
rents should cense und regenera
tion be written on brain, nerve and
tissue, ral her than hear they wen*
descendants ?d' some animal, or
that mun was created "mediately
or immediately." Thc greatest
science, Ibo gr?ndest philosophy
ever (aught ?.-.thal of living simply,
and litis is also the h ne instruction,
for nil Christians having made
their bodies pure ami surrendered
? self, the next thins; for them todo
is tu keep in communion with the
Spirit, who is the divine instructor.
! A mttdster is not necessarily a di
vine instructor unless In. himself
luis been divinely instructed.
[fhn ?Ines not commence with
Hit' Holy Spirit he runnel commu
nicate ii lo another. Ho may dis
cuss the Hilde uni discourse elo
quently on n passage of Scripture
; itud seek to illustrate the truth of
J it, but unless ho is spiritually dls
i corning ho does not knew what is
! truth. The Hilde has t wo intorpro
j tattoos-tho outer and inner. The
first appeals lo thc Intellect and
.??use, and is only good as it re
ceives conllrmnlion from the Inner
and spiritual interpretation. If
ymir spituul sense is dead, this
book is a Stull ed book to you. The
Spirit of the Lord Iles, a? it were,
between Ibo two lids of this book,
anti he wiio ls spiritually discerning
when lu' opens it hus a fresh reve
lation from Hod. Then he grows;
then be lilts himself up. Hm the
spirit nally ?lull have no power to
comprehend its meaning. A man
is not growing righi ly when he is
developing tho intellectual only.
Il?? must liest develop the physical,
then will ho see clearly ho bas
something else that needs culture,
educating and discipline. It is tho
spirit, and the spirit is not made
up of that which is sensuous. How
coarsely, how crudely, haw fleshy,
bow passionate and gluttonously
many live, lt is what they shall
cut und drink, bow lo be clothed,
what to secure in houses, lands and
earthly comfort. They live so
coarsely that the wondorous, dis
cerning power they might have is
?lead. Their Intellects uro alert
und keon, bul (heir spiritual facul
ties ?lull. They have no foresight
ami soe only so far as they can eul
culate. So they g?? blundering
along without knowing anything
about (he relut I.>f these highor
forces. When Christians learn
that thc laws written on their bod
ies are just as sacred as the laws
written on their bodies are just as
sacred ns tho laws written on their
souls, wo shall hnvo a now era,
ll new morale in the individual,
the family, the social, political and
religious life. Men w ill not profess
lo know tho I>enr Muster ami eat
lik?' gluttons afterwards. Pray
lo him before meals ami live
sensually afterwards. Women will
become sober-minded und simple,
ami not lind their greatest pleasure
in fashionable follies ami bondage.
Dear -Master, hasten the day, for
Christianity must not die because
her founder lives rorcvoi. Sim
She must not grow weaker. The
day must como when she will grow
stronger.-"A stranger," in Augus
A Southern Woman's Fortitude.
A member of a South Carolina
regiment came home oil a leave of
absonce. His wife's groat joy and
protests that she could never al
low him to leave her again caused
him some alarm, as he knew well
that sooner or . iter honor WOllld
force bim to bis post of duty. All
t?io soon tin? summons came-he
must leave bis wife and little blue
eyed girl. He li".'1 taken occasion
whenever opportunity occurred
during his visit to point out to his
wife the dishonor and disgrace that
would be bis if be gave up bis posi
tion when he wns needed, and how
equally hard it was for him to leave
his home ami loved ones, and that
lier objections milled to his deep
His surprise must bo imagined
when his wife proceeded to hid him
good-bye with cheerful smiles and
With ft bright, calm face she gave
bim the parting kiss, and told the
little girl to toil papa not to return
if he was shot in tin; back. And
he left her with a lighter heart
than he had ever expected to do.
Hut Scarcely hail she heard the
Inst sound of bis voice before the
child slipped from her relaxed
grasp, and the loving wife sank
fainting to the floor; nature could
stand the strain rio longer. With
return to consciousness some hours
In ter-, her first question was. "did I
faint beforo my husband left (he
It was but another Instance of
"Mm must work' but women inn t
The Laurena "Outrage-.'
(Bf. O. c.., in Nows and Courier.)
COLUMBIA, S. C., juno 28.-A
representativo of the News aiiU
Cowley oui lcd upon Governor
Thompson ami asked him if lio
would give a statement In the caso.
Tho Oovornor replied that ho did
not desire to make any statement
?ir explanation, but that iho pupers
were on tile und could be exam
Tl?eso pupers were road by the
representative of tho News and
Courier aud show tho followiug
First. That there was n petition
sotting forth tho fuel that I'hllllps
was convicted of ourglury at Hie
.lune Terni ol Court, 1881, and sen
tenced to Ufo imprisonment, und
"(luit Iii" papers show thai no felo
ny was actually committed and
tho intent alone was formed by tho
verdict in the ease."
"The undersigned believe thal
the term of punishment ls oxcos
sive, and believe it it proper ease
for executive clemency."
This paper was signed by two of
tin-jury on the case, including the
foreman, by several of the county
olHccrs, by ?me of the legislators of
Laurens County and by many other
prominent citizens, lucludlllg ?t
nu inlier of I he lawyers of the coun
ty, and by one of the editors of the
Second. Thal thc following was
the report of the solicitor :
"This prisoner, .lonies Phillips,
will have been in the penitentiary
for live years next June. His of
fense was not nt all an aggravated
one, hut under Hie law then his
Honor, the presiding Judge, was
hound to sentence him for life. I
think Hint Jasper Phillips' ease is
one of those which ure entitled tn
the benefits attaching to thc change
of penalty for this offense. I think
that under the facts ?uni circum
stances attending Iiis offenso his
Honor, Judge Fraser, would have
niven him Hie lowest sentence now
provided by the law, (which is live
years,) if he bad berni tried after
tim change of tlie law in 1883. In
(his view 1 recommend that your
I Kxeellonev purdon tin- said Jasper
Third. That (he presiding Judge
wrote to the Governor ns follows:
"I mn not able to recall any of
tho facts in this ease, not having
my notes of testimony. I see no
reason why, on thestntomonts here
made, the prayer,of tbe petitioners,
for purdon should not lie grunted.'
There was not a word or a hint
in any of Hie papers received by
the Oovornor that Phillips bad at
tempted anything but burglary,
(Inventor Thompson knew nothing
of it, ami the prosecutors of Phil
lip? were certainly unable to prove
thal bis Intentions were ot her wiso
than to commit burglary.
On Saturday July 3rd 1886, Hie
tnwnshtp Central Club mel in Hie
Court House, and in Hie absence of
the Chairman, Dr. I). L. Anderson,
wns requested to act as Chairman.
The following r?solutions! o f?e red
by Col. T. H. Crews, was adopted:
Resolved^ that it is the s use of
Ibis meeting H al the de gates
I elected on the Kith ult., to the
County Central Club, to meet ac
cording to adjournment on (lie '.nh
inst., should be instructed ?is to the
month of milking suggestions of
suitable persons as representatives
in tho legislature? anti that said
del gates be left free to act regard
ing said matter according to their
own Judgement in theil individu
ality or collectively.
Capt. (i. W. Shell O flo red the fol
lowing resolutions which lie pro
poses to submit lo (he ( 'on ven i inn
of July 10th and which was adopt
ed liy the ("li b:
Whereas great apprehension pre
vails in the minds of a few mal
contents that great bann to the
Democratic party will lie Hie Inev
itable result ol' the Farmers organ
ization, mid to reloive the minds
tbus disturbed, ami to put at rest
forever such false delusions. We
nguiu ami again protest against
any snell prclouced and red ic ti lou 8
proposition, ami claim fealty to
only ono political party and (bat is
ours by right of possessio?'.-Hie
Democratic party. Therefore be
itesoleedi 1st. We do most ear
nestly endorse and reitirate our ono
allegiance to Hie Democratic party
remembering as wo do the toil,
labor, and sacrifices made for its
redemption in 1876, ami recognize
it to be our pa remount duty to sus
tain its principle.; witli our lives
and property if necessary.
2nd, We will not support any
candidate who opposes the true
principles of democracy, neither
will WO vote for any candidate who
is not in sympathy with the far
mers organizations and their rea
sonable demands for a less expen
sive government and protection of
the rights of the people against un
just and oppressive laws laying
tribute upon the unprotected and
the ("states of the dead.
.rd, We disclaim and denounce
any selfish or class privilages, but
demand it as a right, that the many
shall not be subordinated to the
to the few and made subjects to
unjust and outrageous legislation
and foronco we announce our free
dom of thought, freedom of speech
and freedom of action.
.Ith. We endorso the action of
farmers convention assembled in
Columbia thc 20th of April, and
pledge our support and Influence to
further its objects os far os it is
Consistent with a rigid enforce
ment of economy and refreshment
In the Htate and County govern
D. L. ANDMKHON,
Chairman pro. tem.
J. D. SULLIVAN, Sec'y.
France is said to bo disgusted
with Republican form of govern
ment mid will return to monarchy.
Surely anything will be better that
Hie despotic state of affairs that
pow passes for Republicanism.
Mun KA t?*-'H.
Conscious cannibalism ls by no
moans confined to tho Feojce Is
lands. The "Clio Virgin tripos of
tlie Aracanos Indians, on the
northern coast of Chili, do not hesi
tate, in hard winter, lo keep tho
pot boiling by slicing up a few of
thdlr superfluous relatives; and Dr.
Ntichtlgnl is positive that the coun
try north und east of tito Congo is
swarming with two-logged man
eaters. The Dyaks of Horneo, who
gather sculls as our red mon used
to gut her scalps, now and then cat
a personal enemy as a matter of
hygienic precaution, on the theory
that thc wizard spoils of the ?lead
man's relatives cat? thus be ren
dered ineffectual. Sparodic cases
of cannibalism occur in every East
indian famine. The nations of
lilt rope alone are in that respect
total abstainers, at least for tho
present, for Hornau traditions dato
back to a time when tho Liest ry
goncs of southern Italy kept spe
cial stock-yards for fattening their
prisoners of war.-Dr. Orwuhl.
-The Honoa Path Pfaindcater
is certainly right when it says:
"Don't vote for any candidate who
does not patronize your home en
terprises. Such men are close With
their own money but reckless with
Ahoadof all others!
I Villains Chill HpcoMu bioko Chills in
my family whoa everything elsa failed.
T. P. PITTS,
Saluda, S. C.
"I have tried Pelhams Chill Speedie in
several eases anti have foll lld it Invaria
bly a positive remedy for Chills and Fo
vor ami therefore rocommend it.
TH OS. V. WICK KU,
Jalapa, S. C.
So say they all. Por sale hy lill Drug
Two Cine Mlleh Cows For Sale. Ap
It. W. ilfILNP.lt.
J.J. Tl.CSS. J. W. OK Ito O SON.
The old firm of Boyd, Pl USS * Co.
having dissolved by mutual con
sent, the i i ide reigned have formed
a co-partnership and will keep a
full Stock of Family Groceries and
Weare also Agts. for Wando Fer
tilizer and Aein Phospnte.
$?T Mr. Pluss, in behalf of the
old Firm, takes this opportunity to
extend his thanks for past favors,
and now solicits for Hie new firm,
a liberal patronage.
Our friends will please notice
that we occupy tho handsome brick
bu tiding of Mr. G. F. Little, on the
corner of Main and Harper Streets,
where we will be glad to welcome
PLUSS *v. FERGUSON.
Lau rons, s. c., Jan. 25, issi?.
Mr. o. M. Patton informed THE
ADV EUT TH KR that ho would hand
in an Advertisement, ij he lived.
lie has not handed in said Adver
tisement, so we are uneasy about
Refrigerators from.- .?. ? 7 00 to $5000*
Mosquito Nets ?iom. 2 00 to io 00
Canvas and wiro Cots from. 1 50 to 5 oo
Lounges fron?. 4 CO to 50 00
Chairs, all kinds, from. 40c. to 40 00
A Nico Cane Chair. . 75 cents
Large Cane .Seat and lia dc Rockets. $2 00
Lawn and Piazza Chairs from. I 25 to 5 oo
Rattan Rockers from. a oo to 8 oo
SpClngBods, all kinds, from . 1 60 to 10 00
FKATilKRS and M A TRF.SSLS-All tirades.
PARLOR SUITS from $30 to $500.
Lest WAI.NTT SUIT in the world, with Toilet, le pieces for $00, 00
Our stock is is imnlenco. Manufacturers are advancing prices from 6
to 20 per cent Come now and take advantage of LOW PlttCESj
FLEMING & BOWLES,
That we may be Stylish, We offer our stock
of Staple and Fancy Pry Goods Notions and
Millinery Boots and Shoes at gretly reduced pri
ces. We have a season for offering inducement
Viz: We bought the Stock <>f goods to sell
But "would prefer to exchange a few for
?. H. GILKftRSQN '
At the emporium.
MAIN STREET, LAURENS*
FURNITUR E, F U KNIT URE !
Minter & Jumicson's Furniture Palace is the place where you can buy
the best Kurn itu rc CU KA PEST.
Just think of it : All Walnut Suit, IO pieces, one-fourth marble, for
only $20.00; worth in marked $35.00.
Very Handsome Walnut Marble top suit, ten pieces, foroniy $45.00.
Mohair Plush Parlor Suit, Wainui Iranio, for only ?12.50.
Rocker*, with Carpet seat and back, for only $1.7.*?.
Neat sot Chairs for only $2.75.
"\A7*e "will not To e undersold.
Complete Stock Mut rossi's lied Springs. Also Carpels and Hugs ('houp
WU deliver Furniture on the (?. L. A S. H. H. between (Ireonwood and
Spnrtanhtirg free of charge.
Our Spring Stock of Dry doods, Dress doods, Ladies', Clouts', Mls.se?.
and Children Shoes and Slippers bas just arrived, and at prrices lower
than ever before.
Our Stock of Dress floods and White goods is complete, nud at prices
we Defy Competition, Wo sell the James Means $:1.00 Shoe, also
Chas Heiser Shoes, both of which, we \\ ori ant every pair. Don't forget
hat weare Keadquaters for Shoes ?md Slippers, and Ladies Dress
doods and White doods. Also, Hendy mude Clothing.
nUCIlNTTEDR, ?Sc JAMIESON,
Leaders OF LOW Prices.
The Big Eagle!
If youi wish to se? nina, a,ncl touy
grooeries low for Cash, oetll a.t
J. E. Cooper & Co's.
Highest Prices -peticl for Country
DProduioe, Hides, <ScO. e.t
J. R. COOPER & CO.
A? PRICES- M JM|M". myjfkw
- ! - T- -- - ]?r,?
J. E. WILKES,
Agent for LAURENS COUNTY,
UNDER THE BENDELLA HOTEL
LAURENS ?. 0?