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IJAUHKNS, July Gth, 1887.
?OGal an? Special, fe
Col. Klee's lecture wa? enjoyed by a
large mudenco on Friday night.
Tho trestle on tho Laurens ?fe Nowber
rjr railroad has been repaired during
tho past week.
Now Hampshlro has hoon "Hocked in
the Cradlo" by an oartlupiako. Houses
badly shaken up, but no damage done,
Lilko tho Illy of tho valley, tho tramp
nolthor toils nor does ho spin. It Itt
probable nlso that Solomon in all his
glory waa not arrayed Uko him.
An old warehouse on the depot lot was
pulled down by thoCroscont H. A L. Co.
last week. Also the ruins of tho old As
nociato Kotormud Prcshytorian church.
Tho target practico of tho Guards on
Monday gave some cxoollent snooting.
W. Y. Sherard made tho best average,
while G. 8. (iarrott scored tho best single
Schedule on tho H A L and C. I. ?fe S
have been slightly changed and t !io tune
on these roads now used is tho samo aa
that of tho 0 A ti. Wo have one railroad
?timo now, which is a great eon\ enienee.
Cane-Mills and all kinds of machinery
for salo at lowost prices by
HO YD ?fe AN DICKSON,
0-2?. Laurens, S. C.
An invitation to attend tho Weekly
Hop at Glenn Springs has been received.
This mont popular of Southern sn miner
resort is attracting visitors earlier than
usual this soason and hids lair to bo un
Tho Laurens Dramatic Club proposo
giving "Nevada, or tho Lost Mino," at
nu early date. This ?dub has arranged
a strong cast and this is hy far tho host
play witnessed by a Lam ens attdlouco
in a long tinto.
Wo regret that our crow?led space this
week wdll not admit an extended ac
count of tho Military Hall of Monday
night. Tho Charlotte Hand furnished a
"concord of sweet sounds," and this of
itself insured success.
Tho colored people of Laurens, seeing
and fooling tho necessity of soino or
ganization to assist tho indigent ami
needy of tho race, have organized a so
ciety known ns tho "Laurens Ohl Homo
Henovoloiit Society," tho object of which
ls to tako caro of tho sick and bury tho
RolKirt Hellions, Charles boho and
('alvin Owings wilt open a largo grocery
?tore at this place in a few wooka.
This will bo a strong linn. They
aro young mon whoso business
capacity and sterling worth
aro well known and we extend to all
auch a cordial welcome to Laurens.
We have been requested to announce
that -?ii entertainment consisting of cha
rades otc., will be given at Woodruff on
July 8th at 8 o'oloek, for tho nonellt of
the Presbyterian church.
Prohibition at Prospect.
Next Friday Sib inst., has been set
opart for a toinporanco picnic al. New
Prospect church. The public aro invit
ed. Tho following speakers will Im
prosont: Hov. J 1) Pitts. Kev J A Martin,
Col T D Crows, Col J L M Irl y.
The New Hank.
Tho OOmplotO organization of tho PCM
pie's Loan ?nd Kxchangn Hank ol Laur
ens, was perfected on Monday last M
? Halley, President; W J Hailey, Cash
ier; J W Todd, Assistant Cashier. Tho
Directors aro as follows: U W Sullivan,
Hr., J II Sullivan, J O C Fleming, N lt
Dial, W L Hoy!, A II Marcin. M S Hail
oy, K ft Hlakely, Dr W C Troy, K /.
Wright, W ll Martin, W .1 Hailey.
Died on Friday, July 1st, a four year
old daughter of Dr. F. T. MeSwain. She
was buried at Liberty Springs church
Dlod on July 1st, at her home near
Ooldvllle, Mrs Workman, wife of Mr.
Charlie Workman. Tho decoaaod had
been qnlto ill for soino timo suffering
Dlod on 28th ult, Mr. S. W. Dawson,
at tl e residence of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Lawson, at this place.
The Sheahan 'Bishop Homicide.
On the 4th dav of July 1K87, K?los L,
Bishop came to his death at tho hands
of John I). Sheahan. While tho town
was regaled In holiday atliro and people
from every section of Hie county were
non? lng In With most patriotic feelings,
to laka part lu the celebration ol tho
..glorious fourth," this sad tragedy oc
curred, and cast a shadow of sadness
over the entire community. Of course
IQ such cases lt is dlfBoult to get at the
roal facts in tho ease, amias tho whole
matter will bo Investigated in two we?'ks
In tho Court, we mako only a simple
statement of such tacts as tho people
at largo witnessed. On Saturday last,
Bishop and Sheahan had a difficulty in
regard to a bill alleged to ho duo Shea
han. In this affair Hishop usod severe
language in denouncing sheahan, and
also, lt ls sahl, threatened HU lifo on tho
Streets. Then on Sunday similar words
wore used, but no Violence was resorted
to. Monday morning sheahan and Hls
nop melon tho public squaro 'Ubina few
fi at of tim K.i st outrance to the Court
House. No words passed but Sheahan
?Urnedand fired, nod missed his aim,
)he hall lodging in a tree. Hishop, de
ng unarmed, ran Into the Court House,
and an he did so, Sh ea h an fired again,
hitting him. Hishop ran through the
!he Clerk's office Into A little room ixl
olnlng. Sheahan ran to tho window of
his room and fleed again se? eral timos.
Bishop illi li within ton minutes from
(ho timo ho was shot, and did not speak
k word. Aa ?pon Ks^ tho dring cossnd,
Sheahan turned and gave himself to thc
policeman, bunding over Iwo pistols. F.U
gone Sheahan, his brother, who was
present and armed, waa also arrostod.
hut waa subsequently released. J no? D.
Sheahan la now confined in Jail, Shea*
han fired si ft times, only two of tho shots
taking cltoot, one in tho loft arm and
tho othor entering tho back, near tho
s'iouldor, passing through his body near
tm region of tin- heart. This ls ono ho
micide in which liquor did not llguro,
as both tho parties woro duly sober.
Tho Fairview Fever. %
Rumors of war, ol oxpoctod murder,
arnon and a host of dlro calamities stir
rod the neighborhood of Falrvlow to its
centro last week. Tho tronido scorns to
ha"o grown out of tho ill-fated lloovor
organisations. Tho most, excited white
men woro bent on such a demonstration
as would put tho Uooverltes tu Hight,
but Heise of moro mature judgment
have succeeded in holding lawlessness
lu cheek and now tho matter has quiet
ed down entirely.
At Fountain Inn on Thursday, last n
meeting of tho citizens was held and
tho hunters of the organization, together
with tho roll of members, wore captured
amt the result of tho meeting as given
in tho Q roon vi lie News was- as follows:
It wa? found that In May ono Sher
man McCray, a young black mau from
tho Laurel creek section, went through
tho Fairview country talking to tho col
ored people wherever ho could lind
thom alone, in tho Heids or in tho hous
es, of his now society. Ho explained
that it would hand tho working pcoplo
together and that it would reduce meat
and broad to wholesale prices for Its
members. Of course he talked nundi ol
cooperation and read tho Labor catechism
and tim constitution to its hearers, hut
the two Idoasabovestatod and thou that
thero was a momhorship fee of 63 cents
seems to have childly Inprossod tho ne
groes. Whenever ho could get five or
moro to agree to join blssooioty, ho as
sembled them at the member's house,
administered to them an oath of secrecy
and left them to study tho catechism
and constitution as they best could, and
to seek recruits.
All the negroes solemnly and repeat
edly asserted ami stuck to it that th
nad novor heard a word said about any
purpose to harm tho white people or
tholr proporty or anybody else.
Tho matter was submitted to tho white
organization and some of its members
were appointed to speak to tho colored
men who had been kept out?Ido under
guard. They wcro told that the white
pooplo were opposed to societies organi
zed by irresponsible men and holding
secret meetings at midnight and would
not tolerate theil.'; the Impossibility of
any good flem stiel; an organization was
argued to them ; and they were told to
go in ponoo, remembering that their
leaders are kn >wn and will beheld re
sponsible for any mist thief done ??in tho
TIlO .Veic.s also states that Tu K AnVKlt
TISKll was in error la tho statement last
week COIiCOmlng McCray. Ho was not
the man w ho was 'dost'' at Woodrulf,
nor is he from YorkVlllo. At lust ac
counts (io wau in Laurens, having left
tho Lau roi crook section, his home on
Thursday last.' Mis brother has stopped
work as an organizer and after tho sen
sible talk of t he citizens of Fairview, it
is hoped that the matter is at an end.
At any rate the negroes are as quiet as
lambs at presen t.
With Neatness and Dispatch.
A Fearful Disaster Prevented. The Fire
Engine Saves Many Times Her Cost at
the First Fire. The Crescent H. tc L. on
On Sunday morning at near I o'clock,
au alarm ?d'lire was sounded and inves
tigation showed that the elegant now
three story brick building belonging to
Col H \V Ball was burning. The tlrst
Hour was occupied by Capt 1) 1* (loggan*
as a grocery store; above were the law
odieus of Hall ?V Watts and Holmes A
Simpson, while in tho basement, brown
Franklin, colona!, had a billiard saloon,
and boro tho lira originated. Ina very
few minutes after the first alarm of lire,
tho CrCSCOnt Hook and Hadder Co. (col
ored) were on the ground fully equipped
for lighttng thc Hames. Hut inasmuch
as tho lire was yoi only lu the basement
story, ladders wero in th.s Instance of
little use. As the hands of the walch
marked 12 minutes from the dist alarm,
two full streams of water poured from
tm? engine of the Hector Fire company,
and wit bin til teen minutes not a spark
could lui seen, and only charred lumber
and smouldering embers marked a spot
which certainly came near being the
scene of a terrible conflagration. Tho
mammoth dry goods, clothing and mr?
nitliro stores of Minter ?V Jamieson are
sepa *nted from the tired cuihllng only
by a narrow alley, probably about four
feet wide, and from Hie const ruction of
tho biflldlng and tho North-east wind,
to have saved this building would have
required almost super human exertion
on the part of tho flromon. Then tho
line block of stores belonging to J M
Robertson as well as his dwelling, would
have boen greatly endangered if the Mall
building had burned. The lire had char
red tho greater portion of tho tloor of
(ioggan's store and had entered tho room
and ('aught the shelving and was rapid
ly nearing tho second story. When tho
stream struck this portion of the build
ing tho llames woro chocked Immediate
ly ami subs?quent developments show
that tho chook was most opportune, for
within threo feet of tho charred shelf
stood sevaral kegs ol powder. We can
not say too much in praise of tho gallant
ry, viglbinco and fal tit ful nous of the two
tire companies engaged In suhdiiing the
(lanius. Those who onco questioned be
expediency of buying a lire engine are
silenced now, for lt is freely admitted
that tho " l.ulu" paid for lior/.olf several
times on Munday morning.
Mrs. H. lt. riuss, visited In Groan ville
Capt. R. ff. Hudgens, yisltod his
brother in F.asly last wook.
Miss Clara Dial ts visiting relatives
and friends in Bparlanburg.
Capt. Hugh I*. Farley, has boon eloc
tod colonel of the Aro Regiment.
Dr. K M Cain and family of Motint
vllls, are??vlsttlng relativos In town.
Col. J? II. Trnnyhath ahd family visit
ed rotativos near Triangle last week.
Mr Hugh H Cray v iii erect another
beavtlful residence In Jersey In a short
Mrs. K. t'.Conuorof Cokesbury, n e
Of the unapproachable figures glv
ptemont them this week with mor
with now and novel selections. Ii
express and will throw upon our (
2.r>00 yds Lace Bunting, all wool
12 Je. 8?00 yds Calico 25c. 1400 j
1200 yards 118 inches wide all wool
Those goods wore bought close i
them to linger. Wo believe tn a
ness the proof of it;
15 pieces Dice Damask 2?C yard
Ho yards of Shirting for Ooo. 501
As these are not unusual with us
tho public that we send such ?tun
511 doz Ladies Hem'd lldkls 2$c i
?c each. 48 doz Gents Unlaudriet
We are in the L
Wo cannot do it unless weare ubi
listen ',o tho magic figures of our ?
money down. "We strike out f
500 pair Ladies toilet slippers a
slippers French heel at Soe. 17.r> |
183 pair Men's 1?. C. Shoes 00e. I\
Let no antediluvian anibulanci
Of tho great, masters of how
Mastodons and Miraci
Miss Kui? Mayor, is visiting relativos
and friends here.
Miss Lucy Pinson nndJMiss Lilly Cal
houn? of NIUOty Six, were visiting in
town last week.
Miss Xudio Young, ono of Union's
fairest anil most lovely young ladies
is spending wino tim? with relativo .
Miss Annie Mart, a popular yoting la
dy of Cokesbury, who has boon visiting
tho family of W. R. Hi.-hey F.sip, re
turned homo on Friday.
We had a pleasant oall on Monday
from Mr Nathaniel H. Nichols, former
ly of this eounty, hut who has for30
yoars hoon a resilient of Columbus Miss.
Mrs. Maggie F. VVobb, of Nashville,
'renn., who RS hoon sponditlg several
weeks with relatives here, left for Fay
ettville, N. C'.,on Friday, wboro she
will visit boforo returning homo. Mrs.
Webb has tumlo many friends in Laur
on S WdlO regret her depart uro. We trust
she will visit us again in the near futuro
Our Power Packet.
Crops Falling, Sickness lacreases. -Work
of an Incendiar, . Blind Beggars.- The
Insurrection Orounds.- Not "Bombs" but
I have no flattering news to send
you this week. The indications
aro now that a drought is on us
and the cry ls "what will become
of us If wo don't get rain." The crops
aro already tailing.
Sickness in tho neighborhood is
Mrs Ann brown is quite sick
Mrs Fannie Moseley, ls suffering
with rheumatism very badly?
Henry Power, is having chill at
On Monday afternoon there was
considerable damage done by (Ire
on tho Frank Stoddard's plantation
near Mr Collier Curry and A. C.
Joe Stotldard colored, ls living
on tho place and says there bail
boen no Are set for any purpose.
Some SUSSplcion of lt being tho
work of an Incendiary.
This place has been visited this
week byjtwo peculiar beggars. They
aro boto very old women and ono
of them blind. They claimed to
have come from Tocoa Ga. I re
membered tho fifty-eight ehaptoi
of Isaiah, but could not help telling
them that they ought to stay in
Tocoa, and contend necessary aid.
Chiidress Henry, ?ft Co. have been
running u thresher in tho Green
Pond and Kabuli neighborhood, in
two weeks time had threshed throe
t bousand bushels of wheat anti oats.
I am sutistled that the rumors of
insurbordinatlons, so far as they
relate to this section, Is entirely
groundless, I think that liberal
doses of "bromide" would do more
good than guns.
Some facts aro assclatcd in the
mind so commonly i nat one is Ha
blo to confound them as Identical,
Such was the ease where I reported
the text of Aev. G. L. Knight, as
being "Lot, pitched lils tent towards
"Gomorrah." Sodom WUH tho cor
rect word. Tho error was not ma
terial, but it is well to stuto facts
The young brother has been In
vited to labor in thc "Kidge Asso
ciation in Kdgcllold Co, during tho
antonio,-. Ho lett for bis field of
work on Thursday, and will make
Dots and Dashes from Ora.
Crop Reports. Excursion Rates. --The
"Farce." Mud-Dog and Many Personals.
Wheat and oats aro being har
vested and threshed. We learn
that neither of tho above ls turn
ing out a large yield, but wheat ls
botter than that ol oats.
Cotton blooms are becoming nri
merous In this vicinity. Alfred
Hunter, was tho first to show up,
which was pulled on the 10th Inst.
Sevoral others report blooms.
The railroad company will issuo
on tho public in our inst wooka ntl vc
0 startling reductions und to'augmc
?ordor to get thom hero in timo for
counters on that day
, 10c. OOO yds choose cloth, 6c. 1000
'tis cheek nainsook, 6c. 1000 yds VU
Albatros?, 46 cents per yard,
ind we must realize on them promptl
"quick turn of tho nimble nickle as t
. s pieces Cotton ado for 76c. 13 pic
DO Palmetto Fans lc each. Needles 1
n Centre ?>
i, but it is out of the publie wo make.
ning strokes as follows;
Bach. 76 doz Ladies Stripe Hose, te 1
1 shirt? 46c eabh. 37 do/, (lents Uni
e and competent to furnish goods nu
excelsior music as we dance to tl
rom the shoulder.**
t 16c per pair. 160 pair Ladies Oper
?mir Kid Oxford ties $1 00 per pair. :
lens Congress (Jailers 00c. 295 Men
! for dead prices take you on bo
'Wait for the "Wage:
Prices, Goo J Goods and constiti
[JSTA CASH (
ilous Workers of Dry Go
r IR, E TNT s
round trip tickets on July tho 3rd
and -lill, good until July the 7th,
inclusive for one straight faro to
any station on the road.
Corn crops aro needing rain in
this immediate vicinity. We loam
that Youngs Township had good
seasons during la?t week.
Cotton is looking very well, but
will need rain in a few days.
The family of Rev, J. L. Barnet,
are still sick, with littlo or no
change in their conditions. Annie,
hus about recovered.
Mr lt. I*. M ?lam, has returned
from Fal?eld < 'minty.
Mrs Jackson, Archer Fla, ls vis
iting friends and relatives in this
Mr A. Y. Thompson, will proba
bly visit Augusta some time next
Hound trip tickets to Augusta
next week for J>350 from Ora.
Wo were glad to see our friends
M r J. W. Lan ford, of Landford sta
tion ill town la>t week.
Mr (leo. McCrary, luis returned
Messrs C. D. and J. R. Moseley,
visited Ora last week.
Wo are glad to hear that tho
health of the comunity ls thought
to be so improving. "So mote it be." i
Tho great so called negro up- '
rising near the line of Greenville
and LaiirCIIS Comities luis been
boiled down almost to a "taree."
Such reports going out from a law
abiding people, is indeed to be re
gretted, inasmuch as it ls liable to
do much injury to the county and
state. Already tho groat and good
Northern press ha ve had tho whole
matter spread upon their bitter
sheets, and digesting more food for
tho raising of tho "boody shins."
No nows from the cotton factory
Hov. I). M. Halidon, preached
near Waterloo hist week.
A mad-dog was killed near here
last WI ek, but not t ii ii 111 he had bit
ten others. It ?s strange that peo
ple will allow dogs that are no
earthly use to lay around their
homes, and eat up a portion of tIudr
years ration-, and run the risk of
being bit, when they have hydro
Our Newsy Clintoi Leiter.
romraencentent at Clinton College. -An
Eloquent Young Orator. -The Serenade
and Vari ous other Matters.
The exercises of th? Clinton Col
lege was quito a success this year.
A very large crowd were here, and
were well pleased. Thursday night
Cue exhibition of the primary clas
ses was well rendered, under the
management of Mr lt. P. Smith.
Tho children all knew their pie
ces well. The third annal celebra
tion of the Bukosminn Socioty was
held Wednesday night tho 20th.
Mr Sam Byrd ol Laurens, was the
Socioty Orator, he made a tine ad
dress subject: "Act well thy part".
The Socioty ought to feel proud
to have such ti Hue orator for he
certainly deserves pralze. Thurs- ,
day the 30th, was the commence- j
ment day, thero was only one grad
ates, Miss Mourrer Adams, oi this
place. She read a Une essay on La
bor, after which Hov. lt. l\ Smith,
delivered her tho diploma, and
gave her sonic excellent advice.
Then Col. J. H. Rico was Introduc
ed by the President, and it Is need
less to say that he math! a
Hue address, he Spoke principally of
Common school system. Wo hope
that he will not make this his last
visit among US,
j Thursday night, WO bad a most
Interesting exhibition fiom tho Or
phan children, they were well train
ed In all their parts, the house was
crowded, anti sweet music was also
givenby them. The boys gave 118
some music on their band, the
name of this band ls 1 lom and Whis
tle. Success Politer being their fa
vorite tu fie.
We art; glad to see some visitors
from Newbery, Mr John Hirhardt,
Collie llllease, Mr Willie Eddie
and Miss Laura "Whaley.
Miss liula Little, who has been
rtlsoment, encourages us to sup
nt our previously well lilied stock
Monday morning we ordered by
yds Ilatiste cloth, 40 indies wide,
doria Lawn, 36 inches wide, Oe.
y, hence cannot afford to allow
igninst tho dormant dime," wit
ces Crinkle seersuker f>e yard.
lc paper. Tins 2$c paper.
our money and it shall be out to
pair. HO (U/. Gents Linen Collars,
aundriod Shirts 06ceach.
?lust Maintain lt.
id prices that will lead. Therefore
ie tuno of cheap goods for the
a slippers nt 05c. 200 pair Opera
21.r> pair Kid button boots 05c
s Solid Brogans ?J, 7 and 8, 00c.
ttional cheapness in all their
j 0 M V A N Y,
>ds with Headquarters
spending several weeks with lier
friends in this place has returned
Mr Harp Vance, of Cokosbury is
visiting Mr.I. W. Copeland's fami
ly, wi; are always glad to SOO Uncle
Crops an? suffering very mindi
for rain in this vicinity, especially
corn. ( lardons oro completely gone
?fit does not soon rain.
Mr C. M. furguson, has the finest
cotton we have seen this season, he
certainly knows how to farm.
The Laurens String-band came
down during commencement, and
they gave the citizens quite a nice
Serenade, it was appreciated by
all who beard their sweet music.
Hoys don't lot it bc your last time,
weare always glad for you to come
whether you bring music or not.
Miss Lizzie <J ri Hin, is visiting
Miss Sue Wofford, ls visiting her
brother Dr U.C. WoflTord.
Miss Maggie lloyd, of Laurens,
came down to commencement.
Tolling of tho crops. A Barn Burned. -Ex
ercises at Clinton Academy. Planting
Poa? and other matters from Young's
We woro the happy r?cipients of
a line and mindi needed rain on the
evening of tho 21st. Crops are al
right, and wc lt rc Jil lippy to roa?/.e
the fact that laying by time is not
as long off as it bas been.
Mr Pearson, one of our most pro
gressive farmers, had the misfor
tune to looso his barn stables and
corn crib, a lot of oats and fodder
and othor valuables, destroyed hy
a spark from a steam threshing
machine on the 20th inst, lost pro
bably $800. Wo never saw lire play
such havoc in so short a time. Wo
heartily sympathize With Mr Dear
son, in bis severo lost.
Mr John IL Neighbors, laid the
first cotton bloom on our table on
the 18th inst. Pretty well done
Simms Adair's old mule "city of
Brldgcton," sailed for the green pas
ture several days ago, ugo I") years
DI mouths and :?! (lays. Wo think
the bll/.ards will have to .-et np and
koop tho pot boiling all 111 ht.
We have been in snck th and
ashes for the past day Ol two in
consequence of our uncnutiously
monkeying with what wo supposed
to ben last years hornets nest, by
which we got worsted, to the ex
tent that the left hand barrel of our
nose wont shoot. We were among
tho many spectators to witness thc
(dosing exorcise of the Clinton acad
emy, and were Struck with the clo
queo .<< of several of the students.
Wc need not comment on tho effi
ciency nf Prof. Parrot t, asa tutor,
nor upon tho many advantages de
rived from attending this school
A n io'ig the young tuon who displa y
od eloquence. Wo deem it pro pe
to mention Mr M. A. Lenmun, of
Cross Hill, Mr A. ll. Garnet, o?
Dnrlrington, B.C. King of Mann
lng, J. 8. Howie of Darlington, J,
M. Pitts of Clinton, Masters Shep
pard Donnie and VttllCC Irby, of
Clinton, To be present on nu occas
ion like this, lt is to ever applaud
such institutions ns the Clinton
Many of the fanners are plowing
up the stubble land and planting
peas. This ls certainly a step in
the right direction, and should bo
done by every farmer from the At
lantic to the Dine Ridge. Whynot
make a blue grass region of this
county? I think if someone would
make a start in that direction we
would indeed have a boom in
Laurens County we know that
bluo grass will grow here for we
have seen the experin ont tried
in a very small way and prov
en a success, suppose then wo
all send to Kentucky and get
the seed and make this a stock rais
ing section. lt was thought need
less a few years ago to try it, In
Virginia, but was at length tried
and tin; result ls, tho waste places
arc growing up in the greatest grass
in america und Virginia is getting
A LITTLE WHILE.
If I could seo theo once again
A Utile while, niiee more.
Thy tender heart I might ro,*raln
And my lost POOCO restore;
You would forgot tho scorn yon felt
Ho penitent I'd ix-.
You would forgive, while low I knelt,
I' I inlicit only ave
TJy bright eye smllo on mo;
Only a little while,
OnJy onco muru.
If I should seo theo oneo again,
And lind theo stern and cold, '
And over dead- -ah. bitter pain
The bright, strong love of old;
Yes even while I felt your scorn
All bitter though lt Ins -
And my sad henri with grief wert) ton?,
I'd welcome misery,
If I thy f;u.uld Hoot
Only a lilli . while,
Only once more,
-V.*. A. Hunt
TENNYSON'S EARLY LOVE.
Tho Orlglnnl of "Minni" and tho Ilcro
luo o? "Locksley Hull."
Those who tire familiar with the story
of Alfred Tennyson's lifo (tho new name
does not suit him BO well ns tho old) will
smile on rending his latest work, "Locks- j
ley Hull Sixty Years After," over tho I
spirit of self deception winch runs
throughout tho verses. To tho world
"Mund" ?nd "Locksley Hall" oro beau
tiful poems only. A few know that they
ore something more than (moms of tho
I imagination-they uro henri records. In
tho sequel to "Locksley Hull," just pub
lished, the poet tells his grandson that ho
could never have loved a worlding like
Judith, who has played such sail havoc
with the susceptible youth's feelings, but
this is precisely what he did. When Al
fred Tennyson wns a promising young
poet crowned with Oxford's academic
laurels, ho wooed his first cousin, tho
story of which wooing he afterwards
wove into beautiful verso and gave to tho
world. Another suitor, the wealthy heir
to the earldom of Hoyne, however, ajv
poa roil on the scene and the fair Amy,
afterwards so liberally adjectived as
"false and servile. '.' became a peeress.
f/ird Boyne, who is tho owner of largo
estates and valuable coal mines in tl 3
county of Durham, the heart of tho
northern coal Heids of England, freely
extended bis hospitality to his bride's
cousin at Brnuce|ieth castle, Q modem
but imposing mansion. The jioct repaid
the kindness by satirizing tho good
natured peer, his brand new title and his
recently acquired wealth most mercilessly
in "Maud" and "Locksley Hall." In
dcpcndcnl of his wife's very natural in
dignation. Lord Hoyne was not gratified
to find his beautiful bonn described by a
recent guest as a "gewgaw" castle, or at
having the world informed in verse, how
ever harmonious, that his wealth bod
come from tho sweat of miners; neither
did he enjoy tho thought that the tongues
of tho world were wagging over the
story of his money having bought him a
wife who preferred another lover. It is
possible, too, he failed to see the beauty
of those Rembrandt-like touches wherein
he is described as a clown mid drunken.
It might Ix1 beautiful poetry, tho out
raged host urged, hut it was not good
tasU\ und it was not true. His lordship
is certainly one of tho most common
place and uninteresting of peers or of
Commoners, but ho is neither coarse nor
drunken, and Brancepeth castle with its
skivering larches knew Tennyson no
Mr. Tennyson's wounds healed like
those of many another lovesick swain
wdiose limited faculty <>f expression could
not loud him into such betrayal of tho
Lares and Penates; but popular an he is
asa poet, he has never gone to the hearts
of the English jK'ople. In his early days
ho was radical to the core, and his verses
overflowed with tho liest instincts of hu
manity. Timo i aa brought him wealth
and he has accepted a peerage, from
which it is safe to assume that ho no
longer feels that contempt for new titles
which he did In tho days when ho lam
pooned his successful rival. In reading
his latest production one is reminded of
a famous mot. applied hy a wit to an
overpraised nobleman: "I heard you
were a lord among wits, but I find you
are only a wit among lords." Alfred
Tennyson was once a lord among poets:
his new volume has proved him merely a
poet among lords.-New York World.
Tho Tooth of Negroes.
Tho exceedingly beautiful teeth of ibo
African negroes are. it is generally as
sumed, a special gift of induro. Mr. IL
M. Stanley, however, in a letter to a den
tist, indicates that tho pearly whiteness is
the result of assiduous care. "The Afri
cans generally after each meal, with a
bush formed In a minute franio or
brush, proceed to brush away the ad
hesive particles of food, and three or four
mouthfuls of water complete thc opera
tion, In the morning oil hands may bo
Been at leisure time vigorously scrubbing
away. In council even tho brush is fre
quently Used instead 0? the European
cigar. The Africans consume no acids
nor condiments, and have no access to
'sweeties.' and as their stomachs tire not
BO soon deranged, they have no uso for
fcti.iiig medicines; purely vegetable infu
sions supply them willi all they need. I
have a young African with mo whose
teeth only a dental Phidias could equal
but never surpass in beauty, color and
perfection of setting; and he, un fort un
nntcly, cannot l>e said lo bo civilized.
That tho African teeth are stronger and
more durable can only In? attributed to
tho much greater care bestowed upon
The negroes of America not taking such
care of their teeth, have less pei feel ones.
Thus again, comes up the fact that WO
can learn something from the lowest and
most uncivilized nations of thu earth.
A Horse Denier's inca.
A trick which meets with great suc
cess is often played outside th" Stahles.
In this install?e the dealer is tho buyer.
A farmer or peddler having a fairly good
horse for salo is approached by two men
sitting in a wagon behind a fast horse.
"What will you take for him?" asks
one of them.
".Seventy-live dollars, and cheal? ftt
Considerable bickering ensues and tho
animal is finally sold for $fi(>. The
farmer by this time is so thoroughly
mixed up that he does not stop to count
tho roll of small bills which is hastily
thrust Into his hand. His horse is
speedily tied to tho rear of thc purchaser's
wagon and disappears with his new
owner in ti cloud of dust. Tho farmer
betakes himself to some little corner and
counts his money, willoh he linds is
or $30 short. Hy this tiivc ho has for
gotten tho description of thc men who
gave him the money and is helpless. Ho
cannot charge lt on thc market deniers,
becatiBO tho transaction took place cm thc
Street. Thoro is not the slightest chance
that ho will ever see his horno again ol
receive the balance of his money.-New
Until 1770, cotton spinning was per
formed by thc hand spinning wheel.
A mast that bends to thc gale is un in
vention of a Connecticut citizen.
This pow ?lr never varos. A marvel
Of purity, strength IIU'J W holeswnieiiesK.
Mon- economical than tito ordinary
kinds, und cannot bo sold in compet?'
timi with tho multitude nf low lt?*\;
short wcitfllt alum or pho."phnto pow -
ders Sold univ In ?JANS. KO YAL U\K
INO .PoWOKJt Co., 100 Wull Street. N.Y
A. & 31. Executive Committee
I.?turen-, S. Ct, .Inly 4, 1887,
The Executive Committee of thu
Laurens County Agricultural and
Mechanical Society met; President
LS. J. Holmes in tho ch ti i e. Tho
Summer mooting of the Society
was postponed on account of Court
.md will bo hold on duly 20th anti
?Ttli ut Lau rons, beginning at ld
A. M. on the 20th inst.
A committee consisting of CnpL
G. NV. Shell, L E. irby mut Col. J.
Wash Watts with N.J. Molinos nil
chairman ox officio, was appointed
to make arrangements for the Sum
NV, I?. I Inn is, K. C. Davis and
Aaron Cannon were ndpointcd del?*
egates to represen( this Society nt.
thc Summer meeting of tho State
Agricultural Society to bo holden
at Spartanburg Ano; '_'-<;.
Tl?e committee on Grounds end
Buildings reported that Mr. L. E.
Irby would give four acres of html
for the use of tho Society. Mri
Irby's oil'er was accepted und thc
committee wes instructed to Liku
the necessary stops to confirm Ibo
The county papers aro requested
to print tho proceedings and the
program for the Summer meeting;
<)n motion, thc committee ad
Program of tho Summer meet
ingof tho Laurens County Agricul
tural and Mechanical Society to bo
hold at Laurens, on July 20th and
Program- 1st. I >ay.-Morning,
1st. Thc various crops and their
relative proportion to nuilee n farm
self-sustaining.- il. C. Davis,
2nd. What is the most economic
al food for work stock?-NV. T:
Afternoon. Silos und tho relative
value of ensilage and bay.-X. .1
2nd. How can we make tho small
grain crops ti success.-<;. NV. Shelli
Second 1 lay. -Morning.
1st. What amount and kind of
live stock si oiild a man keep oil
his farm.-S. NS*. Vance.
2nd What is tho most profit aide
manure and the best system of en
riching lund.-.1 r> Humbert.
Afternoon.- What ls the best
mode of preventing land washing'.'
.1 1) M Shaw.
1st What is tho relativo valu?
of our hay crops, ami Hus best sys*
tem of producing thom ?-Dr. E M
Quezon Box,-Tho following
committee were appointed lo se
lect a site and solicit subscriptions'
for .building for tho Associ?t iori
lo hold (li, ir tiuiiiial Pairs In.
Committee; Col .1 Wash Watts,
Aaron ( 'annuli, ( 'apt < ? NV Shell, Ma
jor C Lark, SN' I? Harris.
N. J. HOLMES, Pros;
AA HON CANNON, Sec.
ll ?ct? with extraordinary efficacy oe ft*
1--i AND BOWELL
AN EFFECTUAL SPECIFIC FOB
Mnlnrlftv, Bonni Complaint*,
Djmpopala, Sick IIoAdnohea
Kliliit y A (Tt t t'.oiin, JuiiiitllrsN
Mental Depression, Gol!??
BEST FAMILY MEDICINE
Ko Household Should be Without K,
and, hy being kept ready for Immediate nw.
will ?nv? many aa hour of Riiirorlna aaa
many a dollar In time and doctors' billa,
THERE 18 BUT ONE
SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR
Sa? tliot yon get the genuine with red "2"
on front of wrapper. Preparad only af
J. H. Z El LIN A. CO., Sole Proprietor^
PaiiadelpHia, Pa. l'KICK, ?1.04?
To close out niv entire lot of
Coffins at Cost.
I wll sell ani?ly ur tue entire hd at'?.
Q. W. CORBET,