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LAURENS, July I ith, 1880,
Subscription rricc--13 Months, $1-00. j
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I?;?tcs for Advertising. uviIUwrv \.?
vortlsoinonts, ncr admire, Ono inser
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t lou, ">o Killi s.
Ll boru! reduction u?ad<: for largo Ad
j. 0. OAKLINGTON * CO?, j
WHAT DO WE WANT?
No one hus, so fur us wo have
been able to see or hear, boon so
unreasonable as to question tho
propriety o? any class of citizens
giving a free and bold expression
.of opinion as to their particular
grievances, and also suggesting a
remedy. This is n right which
will never be denied free American
citizens, so long as a vestige of
true democracy remains.
The Agricultural Interest is thc
most important and powerful in
South Carolina, and for this reason
.our laws are framed to protect this
interest, so far as it can be done
without injury to others. Tho leg
islature is ever mindful of tho im
portance of this class, and if there j
is a law in existence which is dot- j
rimental to the interest of farmers, ]
its existence is due tc? a misconcep
tion of that interest. Men who
make the laws may differ as to
what measures are necessary, but
it ls a base injustice and not sup
ported by facts, to assert that any
legislature since IN7(> has sought to
place burdens on this class of citi
zens. A voice from an intelligent
body of representative farmers will
always he heeded, and justly so.
Hut in all seriousness, we submit
that it behooves every man who
has his own ami bis neighbor's
good at heart, to consider well
what utterances go forth to the
world as tho voice of the farmers
of f?outh Carolina. A movement
to ascertain the evils of the day
and the remedy, is right. Hut does
it follow, without discussion, that
wc must undergo the hazard and
expense of a new constitution?
Have the farmer.ngroed that the Ag
ricultural department of our State
University cannot he made a suit
able place for the training of young
farmers, without building a sepa
rate and distinct Agricultural Col
lege? llave the farmers, as a
unit, agreed that now is the time
to demand a repeal of the lien law ?
Have they decided to place the
election of one State oflleor m the
hands of one elnss and deny other
citizens a voice? Are they satis
fied that the citadel shall be turned
into a female college? All these
things have been recommended hy
a State Convention of farmers.
The idea, goos forth to the world
that the farmers have agreed upon
them, and although various (dubs
in Laurens County have adopted
them, we venture to say, that if each
soparatc resolution could be brought
befort? them now, ami discussed,
at least half would be rejected.
Let us not pin our faith to any
niitn, but do our own thinking.
Lid the farmers of the State discuss
among themselves, let the press,
the politicians, let every man have
a voice in the discussion, and rest
assured that whatever is best will
bo done at the ballot box.
BEFOULING TH Kilt OWN
lt appears strange to us that
mien will swear eternal allegi
ance to the democratic party, mid
with flic sam?-breath declare that
the ntl ml ni st mt lon of Hutt party
since 7(? bas md boon satisfactory.
They openly charge the democratic
party with pledges made and brok
en. They say that those who re
deemed (he Stale are not recogniz
ed; that the reforms promised have
not beeti given, and in tones of thun
der, th ay proclaim the impurity of
the grand oh! denuteratie party.
rf these charges against the ad
ministration of the State Govern
ment are well taken, a stigma rests
upon those in Whom the sturdy
democrats of the last decade have
confided, and the rising generation
must look upon the democratic
party as a mass of corruption which
their pure hands cannot touch
Before we cnn joins a new poli
tical movement we nittsl he satis
fied that Hampton, Mogood ami
Thompson, have failed to give us
good government. Whether this
wholesale abuse comes from the
"inns" or the "outs" is Immaterial,
we look with suspicion upon any
man who says that the democratic
party, since 1870, has degenerated.
All lovers of Htorature, and es
pecially the Soutborn, people will
deeply deplore tile untimely death
of PATT. H. H AYN?. Iiis lyrics havo
deservedly placed bim high among
hton of Jettera, and although true
to the manners and customs of his
?arly life, his merit was recognized
by Northern critic?. His poems
were Inspired by Southern life and
S -enes, and bis affections were with
Ii Y ALL HEANS THE PIUMA
It is hoped that the mutter of
nominating by convention is per?
nutnently put U> rest and tiuit
henee forth those who Beek re
trenchment amt reform, will see to
it that comp?tent mon reeelvo their
sopporl tn the Primary Election.
When this objeetionnble feature
of what is termed the Farmers
Movement is eliminated, we see no
reason why tho utmost harmony
should not prevail.
We ul) agree that taxes ure high j
weall agree that evils exist which
cnn bo remedied; but some of tho
citizens ol* Laurens County contend
Unit they should suv who ure com
petent men for this purpose.
As the law provides that when a
man is brought to answer for a
, crime, twelve men instead of one
? shall decide as to bis guilt or inno
cence, so we believe that it is more
probable that the Primary Fdee
tlon, which is nothing more than
a convention composed of till tho
democrats of tho county, i.-. more
likely to choose the right man for
tho ellice 'han a convention com
! posed of only a few, Some men
who could not otherwise be elected,
doubt less seek the endorsement of
the farmers' convention, in order
to ride Into power. Wo are op
posed to pushing any mun Into
ofllce in this way. Let the candi
dates declare themselves, or their
friends do this for them, um I lot
each come before the people to dis
cuss polit ?es. Let euell individual
stand or fall on bis own merit, and
not only will harmony and good
will prevail in the Democratic
ranks, but suitable men, who are
j indeed r< })>'cst'>if<ttires of their con
stituency, will be elected. The
issue is directly between the Pri
mary and Convention systems, ff
the convention is so powerful as to
insure the election of any candi
date, why should tho candidates
afterwards be nominated io a Pri
mary election ? Oil the other band
if they uro not able to eleet, why
make tho nomination ? Weare in
favor of the Primary und hence
oppose the Convention system.
if tho Democrats of Laurens
County, be they farmers, lawyers,
doctors, merchants or blacksmiths,
will pledge themselves to vote for
no man who ts not known to be
honest, faithful and just, ami who
will seek to remedy evils and pro
duce good; who is in every respect
qualified to legislate, wo will give
them a hearty support and so will
every man who has no axe to grind
but tho good of the people at heart.
It seems that because TlIE LAU
JtKNS ADVKRTISKK bas dared to
give expression to its views on the
advisability of a handful of men
dictating to thc .'Wno voters ot Lau
rens County, who are competent
and suitable representatives for
them, our paper is becoming odious
to a certain faction. One who fre
quently exercises the right to criti
cize, surely cannot expect to escape
censure himself. If we are wrong
in our position, people will see our
error and recognize it as such. If
(turing the campaign any candidate
eau make capital of misrepresenta
tions or nbuseofTii K A nv HUT is KI?,
he has that right. Whatever meas
ure"?, conventions, caucuses, c'ubs
or individuals, may seek lo have
enacted, we only ask that freedom
of speech and liberty of the press be
TH K CONVENTION.
Lively Tlrr.o Among tho ranners--Dl vidoa
on Question ot Nominations.-Catechising
The eighty-one delegates from
; the Farmers' Club.- of the County,
met In Convention, nt this place on
friday last, for tho purpose of con
sidering the advisability of sugges
ting a ticket for Senator and Rep
resentatives in the lower branch of
the Legislature. After the adop
tion of a constitution and other pre
liminary work, tho ( ^invention pro
ceeded to tho consideration of the
great question that liad called the
delegates together. Dy a majority
vote, ol'probably ten delegates, the
Convention decided to make "sugos
Hons." This much bcingdotormined
Dr. .1. II. Smith arose and in unmis
takable terms, stated his opposition
to this action. Ile said bo was in
favor of the Farmers' movement, but
was oppose lb making political
nominations, hence, as he could not
feel bound to support tho nominees
of tho Convention, be could not con
scientiously take part In .tho pro
ceedings, ho therefore fe ft the
Convention. Dr. M. C. Cox made a
similar statement ami several del
egates from Ills (Young's) Town
ship, followed him from the floor.
The next question was as to the
morie of making the nominations.
It was deckled to eleet by ballot
and that H two-thirds vote of the 81
delegates, was necessary for u
.NOMINATIONS KOU THE POSITION
OK SUGG KRTKKH,
for the oillce of State Senator were
then declared in order, and the
names of Capt? Albert Dial, Dr. A.
C. Puller, Col. T. P. Crows, Col. J.
W. Ferguson and Ooh J. H. Whar
ton, were proposed. Messrs. Dial
and Wharton declined the nomina
tion and their names woro with
drawn. It was soon discovered'that
there was danger in nominating a
man whose views on some impor
tant questions, were not known to
the Convention, so they decided to
Thin feature we ?upposo 1* bor
rowed Civil Pervice regulations.
Tho catechising begun and Dr. Ful
ler, Col. Crews und Col. Ferguson
were brought before the Conven
tion, to answer a series of questions
Which were read to them by the
Wo trust the readers of tho Al>
TIBER, will excuse our inability to
record tho positions ol' the various
candidates on the questions pro
pounded. No member of our stuff
claims more than ordinary acute
ness, which fact alone wc offer as
at) excuse for this omission. Some
of the questions wore answered
clearly, pointedly, directly J others
We are astonished that a body ol'
representative men, in I murons
County should seek lo ascertain the
fitness of a Candidate for sind? au
0 thee, by a fifteen minutos exami
nation. No si men eau expect to
choose representatives for 3000 vo
ters, in Ibis maumu'.
Balloting began, and after a hard
light by tho champions of various
candidatos, for several hours, no
choice was made.
To end tho matter and draw the
arduous labors of the delegates to a
close, tho whole maller of sugges
tions was laid on the table and the
Convention adjourned, subject to
the call of tlie lOxecutivo Commit
M A KI: i IA V.
Practical Sucgestions On Raisins Grn33en.
Mu. Korro it:-For quite a long
lime I have boen impressed with
tho necessity of our people growing
more grass, both for bay and gra
zing, and the bottom land liable to
overflow should be sown in herd's ,
grass, or Bed Top, as it is often :
culled; and since most of those
lands in our ?ection have been se
riously injured by the repeated
overflows of this season, rendering
them unlit for corn, it would room
opportune to offer si few sugges
tions upon (his most important
subject, based on experience and
Our farmers, as a rub', know but
little about the cultivated grasses,
and seem tocare less, hut if they
were to try a few acres, properly
cultivated and sown in a good hay !
grass, my word for it, they would j
never give it Up, and a new era
would dawn upon their farming,
stock would grow up around them
where none are si-en now, which
would increase the manure pile,
which would increase the crops
which would, in tho round increase
tho stock, which would increase
the profits of tho farm, which would
produce a general reformation,
worth more than nil the political
agitation that wo eau stir up. It
has been said by a wise man, that
"he who causes two blades of grass
to grow where but one grew before,
is a greater benefactor than all tho
raeeof politicians put together." We
have many grasses well adapted to
our climate, the chief of which is
the much abused Bermuda, per
haps the best grass for all purposes
on earth, but for wet bottoms, I
would recommend Herd's grass or
Ked Top, (lt is called by both
names). It grows well in any
damp place, io willoh it seems pe
culiarly adapted, spreading holli by
seed and root, is easily set and
soon covers tho hind, and will
come nearer living on blue (day or
mud (ban any grass wo know of.
After the other crops are laid hy,
say in August or September, the
land should be well propared by
plowing and harrowing, like tho
preparation usually made for tur
nips, and from one to one and a
half bushels of seed sown to the
acre. As tho seed are very light,
it requires great care to scatter
(hem evenly over the bind. Tins
difficulty may bo obviated by using
wet cotton seed, saw dust or sand,
to which the seed will adhere If
j well stirred in, and in this way a
nine-feet land can bo easily covered
1 with the seed. Then run a light
harrow over the land and the work
i is done. It conies up well and is
\ very bardy after getting a start,
? and if stock are kept off of it, and
i mowed regularly, w ill last for years,
! but If heavily pastured, will not
j hold so long. In the, preparation
i care should be taken to smooth tho
land ns evenly as possible to pre
pare for tho mower, also to remove
rocks, A-e. The Herds grass bas
the advantage of tho Bermuda at
tho start, in being cheaper In prep
aration and more readily sot, but
it would bo well to stick in a sprig
of Bermuda every three feet to give
it a start, and in time it w ill lake
ont ire possession of tho land and
then you will have a meadow (ba*
w ill do to count on in wet Ol' my
weath"r, for it being a Southern
grass, stands tho sun better than
any known grass. Meadows kept
for hay should not be pastured at
all, unless it ls the Bermuda grass,
when it may bo pastured in tho
Fall without injury, but no hay j
grass should be pastured after the
first of January. lonee induced a
rich friend in Ceor.ia, near where
I then lived, who had never grown
grass for bay, to try a lot Ile after
wards grew it extensively, and
said he did not know how he bad
gotten along heretofore without
hay. Ile Inuit a large barn and
always filled lt ovory year. Now
every farinor has not bottom land.
What are they to do? They
shohl try clover, yellow and white,
Bermuda, Matts orchard g.*ass and
Timothy all do well if given a
chance. I had twenty acres of
clover in the lower part of Laurens
that wo i ld have done credit to any
county. The failure in clover is
generally owing to the effort to
raise another crop with it. This
does well on some lands, in favor
able seasons, but as a rule, I would
sow the seed in March, and by it
self. Lucerne has no superior if
properly put in and well enough
manured, ami will last a life time,
but dont let a hoof over touch lt.
It can be cut five times and some
times six in a season, every thirty
days from tho middle of April until
Fall. Hut to succeed, the land
must bo very rich. I have tried all
these grasses, and If I can induce
one farmer to incvoase his grass
crop, I shall be paid for my work.
Cross HUI Township Club.
Tho Cross Hill Township Cen-J
trol Farmers' Club met at Cross?
Hill, Saturday, July 8d, to consider
the advisability of suggesting a
ticket to be subjected to the Pri
mary Election. The saino dele
gates who represented this club
before were re-elected. After some
discussion, the follow ing resolution
Resolved, That we are opposed
to the Fanners'Convention making
any nominations or suggesting anv
names to be submitted to the pri
The following preamble and reso
lutions were also adopted:
WHERE AS, great apprehension
prevails in the minds of a few mal
contents that great harm to the
democratic party w ill h.- the inevi
table result of the Farmers' Or
ganization, sind to relieve the
minds thus disturbed and to set at
rest forever such false delusions,
we again and again protest against
any such pretended and rediculous
propositions and claim fealty to
only one political party. Therefore
Resol red, 1. We do most earnest
ly endorse and reiterate our alle
giance to the democratic party, re
membering as we do the toil, labor
and sacrifice made for its redemp
tion in 1870, and recognize it to be
our paramount duty to sustain it
with our lives and property, if nec
2. Wo will not support any can
didate who opposer the true prin
ciples of tho democratic party;
neither will wo vote for any can
didate who is not in sympathy with
the farmers' organization and their
reasonable demands for a less ex
pensive .overnment and bettor
protection against unjust and op
pressive laws, and especially laws
levying tribute upon the unpro
tected, and upon the estates of the
fl. Wo disclaim and denounce any
selfish or class privileges, hut de
mand it as a right, that the many
-?ball not bo subordinated to the
few, and made subject lo unjust
legislation, and for once we an
nounce our freedom of thought,
freedom of speech and freedom of
The (dub adjourned to meet at
the call of tho president.
It. N. CUNINOH AM,
lt. A. AUSTIN, Sec'y.
Roch Bridge Pic-nle.
JCdltor Laurens A dre rt i ter :
DEAR SIR:-The festive season
having arrived, the crops laid by,
ofllces seem to be making vain
scorch to lind some one who is wil
ling to f.ll of H ce, and though we are
not dry like Lauronsville, still we
are cheerful. On the 2nd inst, the
exhibition ol' Kock bridge school
which is taught by Miss Zoline
lat Horde, and ibo annual Sunday
school picnic, were celebrated and
as usual, quite a crowd were in at
tendance, at eleven oclock ibo ex
orcises were opened with music by
tlie pupils, then followed recitations
of poetry, ami humorous dialogues
Interspersed with songs, which
were very entertaining and excited
considerable laughter. The house
was prettily decorated with
wreaths and gai lands, w Idell added
to the cheerfulness of the situation
?md Ihr wholcoxhlhil reflected cred
it on the Teacher and pupils, as
each acted well their part. After
partaking of a splendid dinner, and
an hour of social intercom se, the
audience was invited to return to
the house to listen to an address to
he delivered by Hov. s. H. Fulton,
which was tull of good advice, not
only to Ibo children, bul to nil pres
ent, and thus ended another pleas
ant day to be stored in t be memory
w ith the green spots of life.
vivi-: LA KOCK BRI na io.
A Notuble Gavel.
Referring to tin closing proceed
ings of the Coronal Conference of
M. I-:, ('bundi .South, the Richmond
(Va.) Dispatch says: "Bishop Mc
Tyeire w as recipient of a curious
gift. It was a gavel made from the
ire?; that grew by the grave of
stonewall Jackson. Dr. Langorty
bad t he t be inst ruinent made. Its
history is worthy of record, lu
1864 a gentleman in Cincinnati
sent though the lines n twig of
paulonta imperktlia to Col J. T. L.
Preston, of Gen. T. J, .Jackson's
stall", with the request that it be
planted by the tomb ol' the Con
federate warrior in the cemetery
at Lexington, Va. ll m ado rapid
growth, and in years disturbed tho
modest mound. In IMS 1 Mrs. .lack
son directed Its removal. The sex
ton opened the earth, and the com
pany present found that the roots
liad gone directly to the collin, and
em braced, by curious curves ned
bondings, tho body of the dead
champion of the South. The gavel
Was made from wood nourished hy
tue mighty ?lead, and holding in its
libres the dust of the matchless
An Enemy to tho runners.
(Prom tho Abbeville Pres? and Haulier.)
Our neighbor, the Pickens Sen
tinel, does not seem to be much of
a farmer's paper. It says nothing
about sending ti farmer to Congress.
It proposes, on the other hand If
Judge Cot bran is elected, to fill his
place by a lawyer, ard it even goes
so far as to propose to elect tho cir?
cult solicitor from Ibo ranks Ol the
lawyers. This thing of giving tho
farmers no show ing nt all ls great
ly to be depreciated. There is not
a farmer on tho bench. A? the far
mers constitute 7A per cent, of tin?
Wealth und population of the State,
this manifest Injustice must be ap
parent to all. if Judge Cothran is
elected to Congress his place cer
tainly ought to lui filled by a farm
er. Wo can name tho farmer.
If our contemporary does not find
one in IMckens. We are in for n
funner Judgo one time.
-Curious in the statistics of
births is the fact that there ls al
ways a larger number of boys than
trlrls. The nronorMon varies from
-It la estimated that twenty-five
acres of grass land are necessary
to keep an animal the year round
in Arizona. The total acreage of the
Territory is about 18,000,000. On
this basis, it is easy to estimate its
capacity for cattle-raising. But a
serious drawback is water. This
will have to be supplied by artesian
wells, if at all. As yet, only about
half of the grazing area is occupied.
Ahead of all others!
Pelham? Chill Specific bioko Chills in
my family when everything else failed.
T? P. PITTS,
Saluda, S. C.
"I lune tried Pelhams Chill Ppeolflo 111
several ease? and have found it invaria
bly a positive remedy flor Chills and Fe
ver and therefore recommend it.
Tl I OS. V. WICKER,
Jalapa, S. C.
. So say they nil. For salo by all Drug"
ALL Overseers of Public High
ways are hereby directed to call
out their hands and work and put
said Publie Highways in good
traveling condition; as from the
heavy rains said Highways are In
bad condition, und the Supervi
sors of each Township should have
said Highways improved at as
early a time us they well eau.
J. W. LITTLE,
Chm. B. n. Ct
C OL LE GE.
OLilJSTTOTSr, S. O.
Full course of study in Mathe
matics, Classics and Sciences; ulso
Preparatory Department. Expen
ses very reasonable. Next session
begins Sept. 22, 1886.
For Catalogue or other Informa
ROBERT P. SMITH, A. M.,
July 11, 1880 lt
Two Fino Milch Cows For Salo. Ap
R. W. MILNER.
J.J. Fl.ess. j. \v. KRHOVSOIf.
The old firm of Boyd, Pluss ? CO.
having dissolved by mutual con
sent, the undersigned have formed
a co-partnership and will keep a
full Stock of Family Groceries and
Weare also Agts. for Waudo Fer
tilizer and Adla I'hospate.
IWT Mr. Pluss. in behalf of tho
old Firm, takes this opportunity to
extend his thanks for past favors,
and now solicits for the new firm,
a liberal patronage.
Our friends will please notice
that we occupy the handsome brick
building of Mr. G. K. Little, on the
corner of .Main and Harper Streets,
when* we will be glad to welcome
PLUSH & FERGUSON.
Laurens, S. C., Jan. 2f>, 188(1.
Mr. D. M. Patton Informed TllK
ADV Kim? KR that be would hand
111 an Advertisement, if he lived.
Fie has not handed in said Adver
tisement, so wc are uneasy about
' OUR SPECIALTIES
Refrigerator from.* 7 (to to $ MOO
Mosquito NHs room. ~> 00 to 10 00
Canvas and wiro Cots from. 1 fit) to o 00
Lounges from. * W to 50 00
Chairs, ull kinds, from. 40c. to 40 00
A Nice Cane Chair.. 70 JWH
Large Can?? Seat and Ha'k Hockers. _ .* 00
Lawn and Piazza Chairs from. ' 20 to ? 00
ltattan Hockers from.. 8 00 to 8 00
Spring Beds, all kinds, from.I 00 to 10 00
FEATHERS and M A T11 ESS KS-All tirades.
PARLOR SUITS from $35 to $500.
Host WALNUT SUIT in the world, with Toilet, 10 pieces for $."?0. 00
Our stock ls is immenee. Manufacturers are advancing prices from f>
to 20 per cent Come now and take advantage of LOW PRICES.
FLEMING & BOWLES,
COUNTY O F LAU RENS,
IN THE COURT OF COMMON SENSE.
PERSONALLY appeared Long Credit,
and on due examination affirmed that on this as on former dates,
Spot Cash has fully demonstrated to the public, the economy of buy
ing Fancy Dry doods, Notions and Millinery of him.
Secondly, And is verified by by his offering bis Spring and Sum
mer Stock at 20 per cent below tho market vulue.
This is therefore to cito you to the fact in the foregoing ease.
gJEf Take duo notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
Thirty days will bo allowed for answer.
W. H. Gilkerson.
SPOT CASH, Attornep,
Office nt the Emporfum.
F ll ll NIT U R E, F LI RN IT U R E !
Minter A' Jamieson's Furniture Palace is the place where you can buy
the best Furniture CU KA PEST.
Just think of it : All Walnut Suit, lo pieces, one-fourth marble, for
only $20.00j worth in market $3o.()0.
Very llnndsomo Walnut Marble top suit, ten pieces, for only $40.00.
Mohair Plush Parlor Suit, Walnut frame, for only 32./10.
Hockers, with Carpet seat and back, for only $1.75,
Neat set Chairs for only $2.7"?.
"W? -will not io? undersold.
C?mplete Stock Matresses Hod Springs. Also Cai pels and Hugs Choxp
WU deliver Furniture on the ti. L. A s. H. R. between GI roon wood and
Hpnrtanburg frei? of charge.
S P R I N GI ! S P R I N G ! !
Our Spring Stock of I>ry doods, Dress doods, Ladies', dents', Misses
und Children Shoes and Slippers hus just arrived, and at prriccs lower
than ever before.
Our Stock of Dress doods and White goods is complete, and at prices
wo Defy Competition. Wo sell the .lames Moans $3.00 Shoe, also
Chas I leiser Shoes, both of which, WO warrant every pair. Don't forget
hat we ur?' Ifeodqunters for Shoes and Slippers, ami Ladies Dress
Goods and White Goods. Also, Ready made Clothing.
MINTER <Sc JAMIESON,
Leaders OF LOW Prices.
The Big Eagle!
If you. wish -bo see ?iim, eerie! Towy
grooeries low for Oash, oa.ll eut
J. E. Cooper & Co's.
Highest Prices -petici for Ooaaritry
DPro?J/uoe, Hieles, <ScO. eut
J. li. COOPER & CO.
.J. E. WUK ES,
Ag?nt for LAURENS COUNTY,
UNDEH THE BEHDELLA HOTEL,
LACUP/'H S. C.