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TAXES ! TAXKS?! TAXES!!!
State and Federal.
EDITOR LAI*KENS ADVERTISER:
We pursue the consid?ration of
the Important questions discussed
by Capt. B. It. Tillman lu for?' th"
Lisbon Agricultural ('lui? and peo
ple of Laurens County, itt Laurens,
on I he 19th of August last, viz:
'.What is the matter and what ls
the remedy ?"
No more important question can
engage the attention of our people.
We are all on the decline its to bu
B?ness matters. Farmers, mechan
ics, many merchants, most of pro
fessional men, and laborers gener
ally, may be said to be going to the
dogs. In our communication hist
week we ail verted to certain facts
going to show that tito blight
which rests on South Carolina,
rests also ou the farmers of other
States and on thc Nation, and not
alone upon farmers, but uil labor
ing and industrial classes, and fur
thermore, that this blight was
chronic, having lasted since the
financial crash of the year ls7!t,
all of which we agreed showed
that great as aro the bur
dens and hardships of our people,
those were not occasioned by our
State Government, whose expense
wits but ii feathers weight in com
parison with the taxes we had to
pay under the United States Gov
ernment through tho existing taritf.
Wo will now advert to certain
other facts which show that in
Capt. Tillman's "Philllppic" against
our State Government and the
"Bennettsvllle meeting of tho State
Agricultural Society," he omitted
the onerous tax burdons to which
the masses of the people through
out the United states are subjected
through the Iniquitous operations
of thc existing tariff, and which is
far in excess of our State Tax, even
with the expenses of the Univer
sity, the Citadel and the Free
Schools all included, and the Gov
ernor's Stationery in addition!
We know of no means by which
it can bo definitely ascertained
how much our Stato and County
pays in taxes to the United States
Government owing to the manner
in which those; taxes tiro collected,
But by ascertaining tho whole
an io n ni of revenues collected by
the United States and then Anding
the total population of tho United
States, we can easily got the aver
age tax per hoad of population.
Tue whole revenue of tlte United
States for tin; year which ended
30th Juno, 1883, the last official re
port which WO nave at hand, was,
In round sums, Customs $214,000,
000, Internal Revenue $144.000,000,
Total $858.0000,000. Thc total pop
ulation of tho United States by the
last census, was, in round nu ni hors,
a little over 50,000,000. And the
population of South Condina by
the last census was nearly, though
not quite 1,000,000. And the popu
lation of Laurens County was not
quito, but in a fraction of 30,000.
Then if 50,000,000 of people fur
nish a revenue of $358,000,000, what
proportion ls furnished by 1,000,
000 population? Answer-$7,000,
000. Then again, if 1,000,000 popu
lation furnish revenue to the
amount of $7,000,000, w hat propor
tion would bc furnished by County
like Laurens, of 00,001, population?
Answer--$210/100. At those fig
ures and by this modi; of calcula
ting, every mau, woman and child
In the Unit, d States contributes in
some way, direct or indirect, to
the United States taxes-.$7.00.
Our State Tax for Laurens Coun
ty is $50.784. including the constitu
tional 2 mill tax for schools. This
divided out equally amongst our
population, gives iii the average
State tax, per head, $1.001 What
sort of *'statesmanship" can that be
which undertaking to tell us "what
is the matter" belabors a Stale
Government au the cause of all our
woes, when the cost of tho State
Government is only $1.66 uer head,
and says never a word about tho
United States Tax, of not less than
?7.00 per head/ Is not this "strain
ing at a gnat and swallowing a
camel?" Was this omission wilful
or was it from ignorance*? lt will
not do for Capt. Tillman or any of
his worshippers or apologists to say
that he was dealing only with
State matters. Ile was under
taking to tell us the cat se of our
business stagnation. He did tell
boldly and eloquently what he rep
resented lo be the ills under which
But tho enormity of this tax by
the United States, is oven greater
than we have yet shown lt to bo.
Tho Congressional Committee of
Ways and Means, in their report
to tho recent Session of Congress,
In favor of reducing tho Taritf,
Stated the average tax per head of
every man, woman and child in
the United States, ns being four
teen dollars, ($14.00)" each! As I
have rot the estimate on which
this statement ls based, I will only
give the statement for what it is
worth. But tho circumstance of
such a committee having made
.such a statement in such a docu
ment, is of Itself enough to arrest
attention and cause a thorough ex
amination into the wholo subject
of Tariff Taxation, by all who do
not prefer to be hewers of wood
and drawers of water for others.
It may be nows to some that wo
have any taxes at all to pay to the
United States. It ls certain that
the United States Government ls
supported and its expenses paid by
somebody. Tho printed report of
tlie Treasury, ulretwly referred to,
?ats forth these expenses as aggre
gating $858,000,000. Of this sum
$144,000,000 IM tarnished as In tom ul
Revenue-mostly whiskey and to
bacco. These require a tax to be
paid on them before they can be
put Into market. Whoever pays
tlie government tax adds the
amount of thin tax to the price ho
asks ior Illa ari icio from tbs next
buyer; and so lt poe* on until it
reaches the retail dealer, who con- j
tlnues to bring forward the cost of
the tobacco and whiskey, including
all charges and expenses-taxes as
well as other?. When tho con
sumer buys tho tobacco or whiskey
ho must foot tho whole bill. Hence
it is obvious that there ar?' (mito a
number of United States Tax Col- j
lectors who are at work collecting
all tho timo, every day. These j
collectors aro tho merchants, every ?
otie of whom is a collector of taxes
for tho United states Government. 1
Not only do they collect tuxes from
those who buy whiskey and tobacco, 1
but they also collect taxes from all
who buy from thom nt all. In ad
ditton to tho amount of internal i
Revenue collected upon whiskey !
nod tobacco, tho Ullited States
Government collects a tax (through
our merchants) on every nickel
worth of any kind of merchandise I
we buy! And instead of never pay- '
! ing a United States Tax, we are alt j
the (tim1 paying this tax, without i
t knowing it. Tho United States i
Tux is so consolidated nod mixed1
in with tho costs and charges for
thc making <?f an article, and its |
freight for transportation, that a
consumer pays thc price ami never
thinks about his paying any United
states Tax. lint those who will
take tho trouble to investigate,
will lind that with tho exception
of a very few articles, which aro
placed on what is called tho free
list, everything you can think of
that is imported^ i. e: brought into
oar's from nay foreign country, is
taxed with an import duty, which
must be paid before tho articles im
ported can bo delivered to anybody.
Tho importing merchant adds tin;
import duty (or tax) in tho price (d'
the article before soiling, and this
is successively carried forward and
added in w ith tho price of ov< ry
article by each successive dealer,
few over thinking about tho I*. S.
Import duty (or tax) entering into
I the price, which must be ultimately
I paid hythe consumer. All the con
sumer knows is that if he buys a
given article ho must pay a certain
price IfheCan't afford to pay tho
price ho docs without tho article.
Hut no man or woman, white or
colored, can buy anything from a
suit of clothes down to a paper of
needles or u spool of thread or a
d< zen buttons, without ut tho samo
time paying ins quota (d' import
duty (or tax) toward tho U. S. Gov
ernment! Hut hoir much? Ali!
I there is tho rub! Comparatively
few people know, or can know,
how much tiley pay towards tho
United StnVs Government. Any
who happen to have tho moans ut
command can turn to tho . ct of
Congress, and if they have ti, c to
read it through carefully and make
a few arithmetical calculations, can
form a tolerably good approximate
estimate of his payment on account
of Import duty (or tax" to tho U. S,
Government. Those who have
carefully examined into tho dlrTer
ent rates of duty imposed on Im
ports by tho existing Tariff, sot
down tho average Import duty at
47 per cont. Thc? whole list of
dutiable articles number about 3000,
most of thom being charged li? and
>i'> per cont, and from that on up to
70and Ibo percent, ad valorem, I. c.:
according to tho value of articles
Imported. Hut many articles have
a double import duty or tax. For
instance, Hannels and blankets aro
taxed at from 10 to 35 cents per
pound and in addition tho same
Hannels and blankets aro taxed 40
i per cent, ad valorem. So, too cloth
I lng imported is taxed 40 cents per
> pound and in addition thc same
1 clothing is taxed :5"> per cent ad ra
j lorrin, in this way it is not nt all
I surprising that the average
rate of Import duty (or tax)
.should bo estimated by careful in
vestigators at -'/7 per cent, ad valO'
rem, or $14.00 per hoad on an aver
Further, it is claimed by those
who have made a study of this and
kindred subjects, that a duty on
Imports, of from I? to ?U per cont.,
would misc an abundance of Reve
nue for all tho legitimate purposes
of the Government.
Now let it bo borne in mind dis
j tlnctly that tho utmost limit of our
Still?' taxation is only n.J mills on
ever)/ dollars worth of value. In
I addition, in some or most of tho
i Counties, th( "o ls a County Tax for
local purposes, as for repair of high
ways and bridges, tho support of
tho poor, payment of jurors, Ac,
In our own County, Laurens, tho
tax this year for tho repair ol
bridges, Consequent upon tho des
tructivo freshets of several past
years, Is Five Thousand (.$0,11(111)
dollars, which called for a levy by
the County Commissioners of <i
mills, whilo tho levy made neces
sary for mooting tho interest on
our railroad subscriptions is 8J-.
Now, this State Tax of ?.J mills
on every dollar's worth of property,
(ad valorem), is all that is collected
for everything. This sum pays for
the appropriations to tho Univer
sity, tho Citadel, tho. Common
Schools and o very thing-oven in
cluding tho alleged extravagant
allowance for tho Governor1* "Sf.a
tiona/ryV1 Against this, weigh tho
tax exacted of us by tho United
Staten Government under the ex
isting Tariff. Under tho State Tax
our average per hoad ia only $1.80;
and under tho United States Tariff
Tax lt is certainly not less than
$7.00 per hoad, while the real aver
age ls more likely $14.00 per hoad!
In next week's paper wo will
give a retrospect of tho Tariff Log
Islotion by Congress, with a glance
at thc manner in which our fathers
of IH32 viewed Tariff Taxes, when
thoy came so near being Involved
In war with Jackson's Administra
ONE OF TH Fi PEOPLE.
As nothing more directly and
powerfully affects the farming in
terest and fanners than excessive
taxation, and as our farmers have
brat o'; and manfully taken hold
of the subject of taxation, would It
not be a legitimate and profitable
subject of Inquiry and discussion
.?y our Agricultural Clubs, as to
how and to what extent are South
Carolina farmers affected by the
existing Tariff Taxation.
ONE OF THE PEOPLE.
A Dispassionate Letter Which Meeta Mr.
How About the "Joynos Matter" Kow?
EDITOR LAURENS ADVERTISER:
Mr. Tillman hu* failed complete
ly failed to sustain any of his
charges against Ute Department of
Agriculture. He lintis himself in
a very awkward position ami en
deavors to get out of il by making
new "charges." This is his usual
motle of warfare, ns 1 explained in
my former communication. His
reply to my ltd tor in THE A nv KU- I
TIBER is a labored effort to deny
what lie did say and to explain
what he did not say. After repu
diating tlie greater part of his
speecb he endeavors to dodge the
questions I put to him bj ii.conting
new "charges." This may bo in
genuous, but cnn hardly be con
Let me give one instance of Mr.
Tillman's ingenuity. After repeat
ing the statement about the analy
ses, which Prof. Joynes so emphat
ically denied, be says, in effect,
"well suppose Prof. Joynes did not
t ? * 11 me tbi<, that makes nt? differ
ence, the Department should have
made the arrangement anyway."
This is ti new way of crawling out
of close quarters. After reading
this attempt to extricate himself
from a very dif agreeable position
be must have said to himself, in
the words of that famous little
Starling, "I can't get out; I can't
Mr. Tillman charged that tho
Department is a "hot-bed to hatch
office seekers;" "that it ls not un
der the control of farmers;" "that
it fails to protect consumers of fer
tilizers;" and "that the analyses of
fertilizers cost more than the South
Carolina College offered to make
th in for." Has be proved any of
these charges ? lins he not failed
to do so ?
I have repeated this mindi of the
former correspondence bot Ween
Mr. Tillman and myself in order to
keep bis "charges" before tho peo
ple, und will now indice sonni of
Iiis new "complaints."
Tile Hoard of Agriculture has not
abdicated in my favor, nor yet in
Mr. Tillman's. As the Executive
officer of the department, nu l fa
miliar with its work, I have under
taken to show tin; people that al! of
Mr. Tillman's statements are iud
strictly correct. This I felt at
liberty todo while discharging my
duties limier the direction of tho
Hoard of Agriculture.
I beg to inform Mr. Tillman, if
he needs to Ito informed, that I ask
no favors at bis hands. I am res
ponsible for the execution of the
work, limier the direction of the
Hoard, and nm willing to nssume
my full sluire of tho responsibility.
He may striko me therefore as of
ten as lie pleases, for I serve no
tice on bim that I propose to "take
up the cudgels" for the Hoard and
the Department every time that I
soe, or hear, or have reason t(, be
lieve, that he bas misrepresented
either the Hoard or the Depart
ment. Ho nundi for that.
To prove that tim department "is
a hot-bed to hat MI office seekers,"
Mr. Tillman saysthatOov. Thomp
son bolds an office, so does Cid. i lin
ean, so does Col. Lipscomb, mid
that Chancellor Johnson wants an
office ami Col. Lipscomb is running
j for another. What bas all this to
do witli the work of the Depart
ment of Agriculture? As well
might I claim that Hie "farmers'
j movement" is a hot-bod to hatch
i office seekers because Mr. Tillman
i was a candidate for the legislature
i in Ridgefield; or that some of bis
! supporters there, ami elsewhere,
j have been office seekers and office
holders. Hut I charge no such
thing. Xor bas be the right to say
that because som?- of the members
of this Board hold office that their
efficiency as members of the Board
is thereby impaired. Hut to re
turn. If these members of the
Hoard of Agriculture have used
their official positions to advance
their political or personal interests,
they have been guilty of a great
crime against, not only the farmers,
but the entire people of the State.
If they have not so used their po
sitions, the fact that some of them
bold office, ami others desire to tlo
MO, does not in the least effect their
(din ?ency, and does md prove that
a Hoard composed of those who do
not hold office would discharge tho
duties any more faithfully. I again
ask Mr. Tillman to show to the
peopl - nf Laurens one single act of
any character that any member of
the Hoard bas ever done in bis offi
cial capacity to advance his polit
ical aspii fttions, or where the De
partment bas ever been used to
benefit any of them personally or
politically, and I again repeat that
unless he does do so, bc must ad
mit that he bas slandered the
Hoard of Agriculture. This! think
should answer for this brunch of
the di cusslon.
With cool assurance Mr. Tillman
tolls the people of Laurens that I
have never linnie any explanation
of the disbursements of the De
partment of Agriculture. I nm at
a loss to know how a mari, oven in
his desperately awkward position,
Could get his owrt consent to make
nindi it statement ns that. Every
your since tho Department has been
in operation, an ifnnuul report of
expenditures has boon submitted
t<i tho Legislature. Last winter
Mr. Tillman himself tabulated
these expenditures for the six years
the Department has been at work
and published It in the Nvwn and
Courier. Since then the Depart
ment has Issn ed a pamphlet giving,
in detail, nil disbursements, and if
any of your readers doubt this, I
wiil be glad to send them a copy
of this pamphlet, Issued inst spring,
and lot them judge between Mr.
Tillman and myself in this matter.
But he thinks the statement should
have boen published in the News
aud Courier. I ?aw no reason for
putting anything more in that pa
per than had already appeared
In ordor to discuss connectedly
Mr. Tillman 8 charge of extrava
gance in tho disbursements of the
Depart mont, it was necessary to
go int*? many little details concern
ing tho six years work, a.id this re
quired a much longer communica
tion than a daily paper would care
to publish. However, it has, as I
promised, all been put in conve
nient form, and if Mr. Tillman pre
fers to have it in the New* and
Courier, ho is at perfect liberty to
put it t?tere, if the paper will ac
commodate him. I hope this cov
ers his objections under this head?
If not, I will he very glad to con
tinue the discussion Indefinitely, if
he will only stick to facts.
As to his statement in n-gurd to
the analyses of fertilizers hy the
South Carolina College, which he
says Prof. Joynos made to him, I
1 will r|U >te Prof. Joynes'letter. Ho
says: "I hog leave to say that I
i have never made to Mr. Tillman.
' or to any other person, any state
? ment similar to that quoted hy you.
Indeed, so fur as I remember, I
have never made to anyone any
statement whatever on that sub
ject." Can any statement be more
emphatic? It wont do to say that
Prof. Joynes j may have forgotten,
for he says, Hl huer never made to
anyone any statement who freer on
that subject." In correcting this
! statement of Mr. Tillman, in the
Augusta Chronicle, I said that ht*
w as "either mistaken or was incor
i ectly reported." As be did not IIO
, tice this correction, and ns I could
I not believe that Prof. Joynes could
j have made such a statement, I hud
I to assume that Mr. Tillman was
j mistaken, und when he repeated it
' nt I.aureus, I again contradicted it
in the same spirit. Prof, Joynes
says, unequivocally, that be did
not make this statement to Mr.
Tillman, or anything similar to it;
Mr. Tillman says that be did make
the statement to him, and so far
as I nm concerned, tho. matter can
j rest right there, except that I will
! again repeat that no such proposi
tion was ever made. I think this
disposes of that matter.
lint Mr. Tillman now says that
the depart ment should have made
some such arrangement. Por bis
information I will state that both
the Department and the College
were always willing to do this, und
bad it under consideration some
years in advance of his reformation,
but after investigating tin? matter
fully, tho Hoard of Agriculture was
satisfied that the arrangement
would not be tot the best interests
of the farmers, and abandoned it.
It would have cost just as much as
to employ a chemist, and nothing
could therefore bax o been saved in
a money polt.t. Mr. Tillman's plan
is that tho work should be done at
tho College and the students
taught to make analyses on the
samples of fertilizers. This work
is of too much importance to be
entrusted to inexperienced stu
j dents. The farming interests of
I the State require the proteetiou af
forded by a proper system of anuly
' HOS, ami the farmers would bo un?
i willing to trust tu tho analyses
i made in the way Mr. Tillman pro
poses. Such a system would give,
j practically, no protection to eon
? sinners, und might destroy one of
j tlu> leading indi stries in the State,
I the manufacturo of fertilizers, in
I which not only the farmers, but all
! tho taxpayers of tho State are in
I When Mr. Tillman denies that
tho otil?la! control of fertilizers in
South Carolina,by tho Department
of Agriculture, bas bad the effect of
reducing the price, he merely gives
his own opinion, and it will Oe
taken for what it is worth, but if the
price is regulated by tho law of
"supply and demand", why is it
that In 1885 when 115.000 tons of
fertilizers were sold the price was
about one third less than in 1880,
when the consumption was only
1)2,000 tons ? According to M r, Till
man tho demand being greater the
price should have been higher.
In conclusion let me repeat that If
Mr. Tillman will tell tho people of
Laurens In what way the depart
ment of agriculture has fail to dis
cbarge Itsduty I will undertake to
show that be is mistaken. In other
words let bim specify bis charges;
let him put them Iii shape to bo an
swered, and I will try to answer
A. P. BUTLER,
To the Editor Laurens Advertiser:
As usual, Mr. Crews has left the
tract to go into personalties, I
would not ask the Editor of the
AnVKKTISKK the use of his columns
for such a purpose, consequently, I
i will not follow bim further.
It. II. YOUNO.
Notice of Settlement and
By permission of A. W. Burn
side, Judge of Probate. I will settle
tho estate of Elizabeth Put mun,
dee'd., nt bis office at Laurens C. H..
on the 6th of November, 18811, at 10
o'clock A. M., ami at the same time
w ill apply for a final discharge.
All persons having demands
against said estate art' hereby noti
fied to present the same in duo
form, on or before said day, or bo
forever barred. And all Indebted
are required to make payment by
J. P. IIUNTKR, Adm.r.
Sept. 28, 188G 1? 4t
Agricultural Society Meeting.
A meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the Laurens County Agri
cultural and Mechanical Associa
tion will moot at Laurens C. H. on
sale day next at the Office of the
Clerk of Conti, at 12 m. a full atten
dent Is deslradlo as business of im
portance will be transacted
G. W. H?IKLL,
September 27, 1886
..It Deserve, th* ?ttbllo's PlaudlU."
When a remodv proves successful I
think it deaervea the Public's Plaudits.
Pelham's Certain Chill and Aguo Spoo
ellie having eurod me it has my recom
Pronpertry, H. C.
Having used Pelhaui'H CorUln Chill
and Ague 8poclrle, with MUCCCAS, after
SHIV. ? in;: h. Chill* and Kove . 1 gladly
recommend it. To show my faith I will
aav that I intend alwavs to une it.
J. Y. OAKY,
Ooldvllle, S. C.
#i_r-PorHnlo Uv lt F Poaey A' Uro.,
and J. K Wllkes/Laurcns; tlray A Sul
livan, i...ir-. : sullivan A Ml lam? Mt.
Qallughor-i J il Smith A. Co.. (Jold ville;
Culbertson ?V. Smith, Waterloo.
Land foi- Sale!
20 Acres of valuable bimi for salo,
suitable for Building purposes, also,
for cultivation, eligibly situated tn
For further information apply nt
the Store of
A. P. SULLIVAN.
State otSoatb Karolina.
COUNTY OF LA Vit H SS,
IN PROBATE COURT.
Whereas, I. l>. Putman has applied to
me fyr Letters of Administration on thu
Estate of ..lisabeth Putman, deceased.
These are therefore to ?.ito and admon
ish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of said deceased to be and- ap
pear before me, in tho Conn of Probate,
to be holden at Lauren. C. IL, on tho
14th day of October. 1881), to show cause,
if any they can, why said Lotter* should
not be granted.
All persons having ?daims against said
OStatO will present the samo by on that
davor bo forever barred.
Oivotl under my and and seal, this _Sth
dav of September, IKSO.
A. W. BURNSIDE,
Probato .li n I j; c.
A watch seal, Blood-stone, bound
in gold, one and a quarter by ono
Ilten in sixe. Finder will be suit
ably rewarded by leaving tlie .same
nt this office.
Tim Examination of Teachers for
the FreeCommon Sehoools of Lau
rens County will take place at Lau
rens c.H.,on Friday tho first day
of October, next. This is to be tho
only day for that purpose, till April
1887, and Include both white und
colored. The Examination to be
gin at 0 o'clock A. M. or sooner,
and closent 4 P. M.
lt. G. GRIFFIN,
Behool Ct un missioner.
OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
LAURENS C. IL, S. C., Sept. 24th,
I will attend at the following
named places for the collection of
Taxes for Laurens County, S. C.,
C.. for thc fiscal year commencing
November 1st, ISS.">, as follows:
October 15, nt Young's Store, in
Young's Township, from 10 a m to
2 p m.
October IO, at Parson's Store, in
Young's Township, from 10 it m to
2 p m.
October 18, nt \V. B. Stoddard's, in
Dial's Township, Irom 10 a m to W
October Ht, nt Dial's Church, In
Dial's Township from 10 a m to ?1 p
October 2o, nt Tumbling Shoals,
in Sullivan Township, from 10 n m
to p m.
October 21, ut Brewerton, in Sul
livan Township, from 10 a m to ii p
October 22, at Mt. Gallagher, in
Waterloo Township, from 10 a m to
.') p m.
October 23, at Waterloo, in Wa
terloo Township, from 10 n in to il
October 20, at Cross Hill, in Cross
Hill Township, from 10 n ni tu ^ p
October 20, nt Spring Grove, In
Cross Hill Township from 10 a ni
to ?1 p m.
October 27, nt Ooldvllle, in Hun
ter Township, from 11 a m to 4 p m.
October 2s, nt Clinton, in Hunter
Township, from ?) u m to 4 p m.
October 20, nt Reynosa, in Jack8
Township, from 10 n m to 4 pm.
( Ictober :io, at J .>s. I >uncan's store,
in Jacks Township, from 10 a m to
2 p m.
November 1 and 2, at Laurens C.
IL, from 10 a m to 3 p m.
November 8, nt Tylorsville, in
Scufllotown Township, from IO u m
to 3 p m.
On and nfter tiie 4th of November
the Treasurer's Office will be open
at Laurens C. H., for the for the
collection of said taxes, till Dee.
The tux levy for Laurens County,
fdr tho Fiscal year commencing
November 1st 188"), is as follows:
State Tax 51
County Tax 3*
H. It. Tax fl J
School Tux 2
The Poll Tax from 21 to 00 year?.
Extrn tux on the property of Sul
livan's Township, for interest on
Railroad Bonds, 4\ mills.
J. IL COPELAND,
Treasurer, I* 0.
ALL persona Indebted to me, by
mde or account, made prior to 1880,
will please come forward and set
tle same by 16th October next.
Those falling to do HO may expect
to And their claims in the hands
of an officer for collection.
W. L. BOYD.
Sept. 22, 18R0 8 lin
THE BENDEL I. A
I beg to inform thu public that I am
?irepared to serve thorn sa Toimonlal Ar
lat, In mv now quartern, under tho Bon
D, II. CANTE Y,
THE FURNITURE BOOM!
FLEMING & BOWLES-GREAT LEADERS
We mean Business 1 Just look at our Prices:
Parlor ?Suits. Hair (Moth, Walnut Frame?
Parlor Suits, Mohair Plush; Walnut Frame,
Bedroom Suits 10 pieces,
Beautiful Imitation Ash, Mahogany and Walnu, IO pieces,
Nice Walnut Hat Hacks, with Glass,
Fin? Wilnut Frame Carpet Lounges.
Fine Imitation Walnut Frame KepLounges,
Flue Walnut Marble Top .Suits, 10 pieces,
Fine Solid Ash Suits, with toilet,
Good Wardrobes ?10.00; Bountiful Chromos,
The Handsomest ?ll Paintings, 21x80, Guilt Frames. .
We have ovrythlng you can think of in our line. MATTRESS to* u,
speciality at the following prices:
Straw With cotton one side, $2 60
Straw with cotton two sides, 8 60
Shuck with cotton ono side, 4 00
Shuck with cotton two sides, $6 00
Ail cotton (common),40pounds6 60
All cotton (good), 50 pounds, 8 00
Dealers will flo well to writeus for our Wholesale Price List, both in
Furniture and Mattresses. Wo have Just Issued a new illustrated cata
logue, which will be forwarded to any address on application.
FLEMING & BOWLES,
FURNITURE, FURNITURE !
Minter &, Jamieson's Furniture Palace is the placo wnere you can buy
tho best Furniture CHEAPEST.
Just think of lt: All Walnut Suit, io pinces, one-fourth mnrble, for
only $29.60; worth in market $86.00,
Very Handsome Walnut Marble top suit, ten pieces, for only $16.00.
Mohair Plush Parlor Suit, Walnut frame, for only 32.60.
Rockers, with Carpet seat and back, for only $1.76.
Neat set Chairs for only ?2.75.
W? will not loe undersold.
Complete Stock Matresses Bed Springs. Also Cm pels and Rugs Cheap
WM deliver Furniture on the ti. L. & S. R. R. between Greenwood and
Spartanburg free of charge.
Our Spring Stock of Dry Goods. Dress Goods, Ladles', Gouts', Misses
und Children Shoes ami Slippers hus just arrived, and ut prrlces lower
than ever before.
Our Stock of Dress Goods and White goods is complete, aud nt prices
we Defy Competition. Wo sell the James Means $8.00 Shoe, also
Chas Heiser Shoes, both of which, we warrant every pair. Don't forget
hut we are Headquaters for Shoes and Slippers, and Ladies Dross.
Goods and White Goods. Also, Ready made Clothing.
Leaders OF LOW Prices.
A NEW DEPARTURE
IN addition to our stock of heavy groceries and plantation sup
plies, wo have received a CAR-LOAD of
WAGONS AND BUGGIES,
Which we propose to sell at FACTORY PRICES. Appreciating
the demand for strong und dumble farm wagons, wo have been care
ful to select the very best in the market, the Clobrated
Old Hickory Wagons.
By purchasing In car-load lots, and selling at the shortest profits,
wo are enabled to offer superior advantages to our customers.
Hiram W Davis Buggy,
Is tho best on earth for tho money.
Call and examine our stock and prices.
Every vehicle guaranteed.
? MARTI lil . & . FULLER,
The boy stood on the Burning Deck!"
So they say j but who cares, so long as
UNTER & JSITGREAVES.
Have a choleo line of Dry Goods, Notions, Millinery and Shoes
at prices which tint
EARTHQUAKE COULD NOT SHAKE ANY LOWER.
The mighty "Shake" was felt in New York
AND THE BOTTOM DROPPED. '
Then we made our purchases, and here we aro to-day "casting bread
upon the water and floating bargains down the river in advance of nil
competitors, at our new store. We are young men and are determin
ed to bulbi up a trade, if fair dealings,-honest goods at lowest prices
can accomplish this result.
Wc have no Second-hand or Shelf-worn goods, but everything New!
ANO OF THE LATEST 0ESIBN!
In Millinery Goods we are
Trsyhham ?tc Dial's Red block
Innren?, H. C.
FAT ti SO LIST.
I have tried this game In days gone bye and at .resent will try lt In
NEW DEPART U J^ED.
I leavo this week for New York to select a Fall ami Winter Stock
FAN?Y DRY GOODS, POTIONS
AND TvfTTT ,T iIBTICR?Y.
Moral- These goods will be bought since the
depression and will be bought 25 per cent
cheaper than anybody else has boug t them
ANO WILL BE SOLO AOOOftOINBLV.
At tho Emporium of Fashion*
W. H. GILKERSOl?