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Attention Inistnces Mont
Laurons has boon asked to show lier
Intorcst in tho proponed railroad from
Roanoke, Va., to Augusta, Qa.? vin.
Charlotte and Laurena.
Our city eouneil ha? called a mooting
for thiu (Wednesday) afternoon at 5
o'clock tn the Court House to elect dele
gates to tho meeting ut Charlotte on
Lot everybody bo prosent.
HIDE WAI <K SAYINGS,
Caught on tho Corners by Our Ma?
Kee notice of Survivors' Meeting'.
Miss Forguson, of Groenvlllo, is Visit
ing at this place.
Mr. Ct.AitK JENNINGS is at the Augus
ta Storo for the Summor.
F. P. McGowan, Esq., ls off on R busi
ness trip to Washington, I>. C.
Two whites and throecolored were tho
accession ut tho juli last woek.
Col. John L. YOUNO, of Union, visited
relativos mid friends horn last week.
Tho Rrlck Company will begin opera
tions us soon as the woathor will per
The meeting ortho County Agricultu
ral Secloty Inst week was highly inter
Rev. It, P. Wilson of Spartanburg,
wlliproachin tho Presbyterian church
here noxt Sunday.
Miss Louise Hobo, of Spartanburg, vis
ited Mian Dial and othor friends in this
County and town.
Prof. Brown and wife, of Johnston, S.
C.. aro npondlng so ni o timo hero visiting
the family of Col. Ii. W. Ball.
OrooiiTlllo has shown considerable
pluck In subscribing $200,000 to tb? Car
olina, Knox ville and Western railroad.
Lowland crops along tho Savannah
rlvor have been swept away by the op
ening of ibo beuvena last weok.
It is probable that tim L?urensOuards
will not visit Spartanburg during tho
Encampment, as a company.
The colored people In town are hold
ing religioussorvlees dally. Tho '-Sun
rise Prayer-meeting" attracts largo
Chlof Justice Simpson and family last
week spout soveral days hore. They
have gone to the "land of the sky" for
Material to bo used in building tho
vault for the Poople's Loan and Kx
ehango Hank, Ison tho ground and work
will bogln in a few days.
Tho Craig Building a?rons tho alloy
from Posey's Drug Storo ls being remod
dnllod sud winni ooumletod, will bo oc
enpiod by Dr. Poney.
President McCaslan, of the Laurons
vllleFemalo College is ongagod ut pros
ent Ineanvassing lu tho interest of his
Schcol, Ho reports gratifying HUCCCSS*
Hov. ES. O. Frlerson, Pastor of tho
Presbyterian church at this plaee, has
huon granted a vacation of ono month,
-luring August. Ile will spend a portion
of his t Imo at Glonn Springs.
Those whodosire photographs will soe
from a notico in our advertising column
that tho tim? for proourlng thom is short.
Mr. JACOBS will not remain hore a grout
wbllo, and such an oppeitunity ls rarely
presented to our people for flrst ?lass
JUST R?0K1VKD.- 50,000 Pino Shin
2t GRAY A ANDERSON.
IJ. W. Slmkins, Col. James Farrow
and Col. H. D. Cunningham, havo hoon
retained 1)3' the liquor mon of this place
to fight tho Election on Prohibition
through tho courts.
Tho nuccoss of tho Baso-ball contest
at this placo last year bas enoouragod
tho association to oinKark in a similar
venturo during August. The dato bas
boon loft open, but four days will ho dc
voted to this object, and extended pre
parations aro now In prog .s,
Spartanburg, it seems, lias a murder
ease on hmm in which one white man
killed miotbor and offers self defence In
lustlllcatlon . It was called at tho las
Torin, and tho defence secured ueoutin
nance. It is stated that pooplo around
Valley Falls, the scone of tho homicide,
are groatly oxerclsed ovnr the mattor
and the feeling agalst Turner, the pris
oner, is Intense.
Our correspondents dise?es tho pro's
and con's of prohibition this week, and
as the avorago nowspapor writer can
provo in no op nam I urticlo that uny far
mor can make $300 profit to the horse by
actual lignres,just so ho can indisputa
bly provo tho '. mi Hemal dawn" upon
tho pasease of tho M n rruy bill. It some?
times happens that facts do not pan out
In rceordaneo with the figures.
Muslo of the Future
Tho question has boon going a round
"when la a negro happiest 7"
We nay when ho becomes n member
of a brass band and has tho bass-horn
half-way down bis throat.
Thoro are now three colored brass
bands in thin county, and a fourth will
order a full sot of Instruments in a fow
days. The averago cost of each set 110 ?v
used ls $136,00 which tho darkeys mon
ago to raise, despite, guano bills and
distress warrants. It ls said the Hoo
ver organisations haye succumbed to
the ion nd logie of the brass band, Slid
that the agitators will turn their atten
tion towards making melody, lt may
now bo safely said tl.at tho nogroes of
Laurens sro happy. _
Why Is It?
That botols try to raise hogs In town,
That dogs are not mustia during dog
That the traveling nubile must ho pull
ed to pieces by hotol porters.
That Htroot lamps aro most frequently
not "trimmed and burning" whoro mos!
That ?onie dog* have a grudge against
That bot weather always como In th?
That no public cnierprlso cnn bo alar
ted, but get* a kick from some one.
That the fool killer ls gifting so fm
lo bind with his wofk.
Speak of Meas I Am.
By Mrs. M. W. Strutton.
"Speak of i m ns I am, nothing exten
Or set down uught lu mulloo."
Itnmortnl IJ a fd ! what hopo, whut
t i i ? . i i . - i i /'
Tho human heartoan swell
What dreaming cold, or pas.sion
Hast thou not words to toll?
Speak of mo only ns I am,
(How many hroatho that prayor,)
Thro' many faults may -.tam my aoul,
Grant mo HOIUO virtuo .thero
That thro' tho darkness of my ways,
Ono ?tar may glimmer yot;
That nil my dreams lu puror days,
I do not cpilte forgot.
For oft MOIOO gom of fooling live?
Whnro nil bosldos is dark,
Ami to mime lost ono induro givos
Ono intellectual spark.
And would somo kindly spirit find
That jewel dim ami lone,
Or justice givo i hat faulty mind,
The ereilit ali its OWtl.
Tho ono its lowly dimness gone,
Might i;hi tm in a crown:
The other, friendship helping cn,
Might win a wido renown.
And In that sistor deeply stained,
Of honor long horeft;
lieliovo somo virtue yotrotainod -
Somo inward beauty loft.
Believe that somo redeeming trait
Lurks in each erring heart,
Nor scorn a brother made by fate
Less holy than thou art.
Speak of me only as I am,
Nor fi iendship breathe a word
Nor sneering malice cry mo down
Lot truth alono bo henrd.
"Speak of mo only as I nm,"
K'n when In death I Steep,
Lot no falso prnises gild my name,
Or sluudors o'er lt sweep.
Columbia, S. C.
Tboro will bo a meeting of tho Survi
vor's Association of Laurens County, on
the second Tuesday in August, in tho
Court Houso.at ll a. m.
July 28, 1887. D. P. UOGOANH,
Sec. and Treasurer.
Tho rei 11 iel ii o i of internal revenue and
tho taking off of n rovonuo stamps from
Proprietary Medicines, no doubt has
largoly benoiltted tho consumers, as
woll as relieving tho burden ol home
manufaeturojs. Especially is this tho
caso with (JroouB August Flower and
Hnshee's Oerman Syrup, as the reduct
ion of thirty ?ix cen ts por dozen has licen
added to inoronsc tho size of the bottles
containing tboso remedies, thorooy giv
ing one-fifth nv ro medicine in tho 75 eta
sir.o. The August Flower for Dyspepsia
and liver complaint, mid tim Cern?an
Syrup for Cough and Lung tronidos,
have perhaps tho largest 'salo of any
modieinos in tho world. Tho advnntngo
of Increased sizo of tho bottle? will bo
greatly appreciated by tho sick and af
flicted, iii ovory town and villago in tho
civalizod countrios. Sample bottlos for
10 couts romain tho samo size.
Wa havo on baud frosh from shingle
town 100,000 cyprus shingles. <'hoap?for
cash. (JHAY A ANDERSON, 2t
Augusta, On Under Water. A Torrlble
Freshet, maglng Crops and oth
er r arty Millions of Dot
Surely th a year of disasters, on
tho heels ol earful drought, comes a
mighty fros, ot, ami tho mad rush of wil
ier sweeps i ay growing crops, cattle,
houses, har i . and in some eases human
lives aro los: Since 1S5'? Augusta, (la,
has never experienced BUCh a flood as
that of Saturday ami Sunday last. In '62
tho Savanna ii River at Augusta rose .'17
.1. and this timo it roached 8*9. Water
r ached nearly every street in tho city,
* nd lu many plneos stood from four to
t volvo foot. Ol course travel of all kinds
lil many places was impossible, undone
r un scarcely imagine a moro impressive
nd i "lem II sight than to w itness ?this
Hcothing torront penning through tho
bountiful ntrools of Augusta. Row boats
and butternut instead of street cars, pre
sents a picture bordering on tho pietu
rosque. As is usuel in such calamities
the loss falls heaviest on tboso who are
least at'!- to boar it. and this class aro
to-day in a destitute condition in Augus
ta. Tho canal was damaged and almost
ull tho factories, lumber yards etc., lost
A desturctivo cyclone passed through
tho section of tho country near Water-,
loo nm! Cross Hill, in this County mi
Friday last nt 8"80 in th? morning. It
was proceeded hy tho usual funnel shap
ed cloud and u terrible noise, like tim
roaring Of a train. Our Waterloo c?i
rospomlent gives an account of the dam
What a close Observer Finds of Public In
Prohibition! hurnh for this grout
and noble work, may w hiskey over
be blotted from tito annals of histo
ry ,'mny the ne wabli pe rs stop, I need
not say all stop writing about it, it
Isacurseto our country, and wo
know from experience that it has
ruined many a young man, but
w ith (tod as our helper, we hope lt
will never ruin ono irom our fair
and sunny Clinton. 1 inhibition is
our motto, and wo intwnd to carry
lt for tho benefit of our mothers sis
ters, (laughter and sons,of Laurens
Mr Tims. Clatworthy formerly ol
the Orphanage, but now of linnea
Path, has been visiting friends hero,
Mr Shcrrad Scott, has returned
from a visit to relatives and friend."
in Spartanburg, and hopes to bo
able to "blow off a second trian
horn once more." We wl?h otu
friend much success.
Miss Mary Hi vor?, of Hodges,
who has been attending Coilogc
hero has returned to ?her home
Wo, with all her friends, look foi
Miss Mary buck again in Septem
A drama entitled tho mische
vious nigger will bo given soon foi
the henofit of the Clinton Cornel
Bandi ovcry body should turn oui
and help the boys. Notlco of tin
enter::iinment will bc givon in dui
Mr J F" Jacobs, of your town pal'1
Clinton a visit on lust .Sunday
F?rd?o is one ofthojboys, and wt
are alway? glad to seo him.
Mr Cullen Hourn, la visillo-.
friends in Newbery.
Mr H Y Vance, has ids now and
commodious dwelling completed,
and now occupies tho same.
Miss Ada Wright, is attending
the meeting at G reenpoud church.
Cnpt.T W Crews, of Clinton type
Better*, Lieutenant O C Albright,
of tho cigarrottc artiiery and Com
adoie Gullen Hourn, of thc tin tinto,
visited Tallahassee lest wcok, and
were] veryjjmuch disappointed in
him for not cutting the fatted musk
melon, and dancing over the com
odious water-melon. What is tho
matter with you Tallahassee? You
will certainly not disappoint our
prominent citizens again, if you do
thc consequences will be "one head
of DOO cabbages", but I suppose
Mrs Tallahassee was the cause of
all this coi.fusion. Wo hope will
not happen again noon.
Little (lubber Young, a son of Dr
.Ino Young, had bis arm broken a
few days since, and ls now doing
over BO well, jumping from n wagon
was tho cause.
Wc were too busy to write last
week, but will try and be prompt
here after. Do not give US out.
Miss Hm mn Adair, is quite sick,
bu chopo she will soon bo up again.
We bud <i line iain last week,
most too much for cotton.
Mr. 1). 1). Little, bas returned
homo after a visit for several days
to friend* in the country.
Dur Editor of tho Enterprise hus
returned home from a visit to his
father-in laws, wc do not like for
him to get far from home, for
something might occur.
(iliitcriflg Grains from (Aldville.
A Touching Plea for Prohibition. Whv
ahould our Schools bo closed? A Word
for our College and other matters.
After the election In August wo
do hope for a change in our county,
so much killing, cutting, otc. Why
are these things so prevalent? Its
causo ls owing, in part, to tho uso
of splrtous drinks. Alas! it is in
temperance one of tho most fre
quent onuses of vice. We do hope
the good people all over our coun
ty will unite on this one point, and
banish whiskey forever from our
fair comity. Not long since wc
cunio in contact with a mother and
son. tho latter being so much in
toxicated us not to know anything.
She related tho story. Ile bud
boen to Laurens, hud taken bis
first drink. Her tears flowed In
copious stronma as she tried to
talk, but there was u sacredness in
those tears, they wen; not then the
marks of weakness, but of power.
They spoke more eloquently than
ten thousand tongues. They were
the messengers of grief and love.
We feel that by a hearty coopera
tion of our good people all such
troubles might be obviated.
It ls it mutter of serious regret
that so many of our schools are al
lowed to stop after the public funds
ure exhausted. Some communities
forget that education ls ti compan
ion which no misfortune eau de
press -no crime destroys-no ene
my alienate-no dtspotism enslave
At homo a friend, n broad an in
troduction, in solitude a solace, und
in society an ornament, without it
what is mun ?
It is gratifying to see the Lau
rens Female College in such good
bands; under the administration of
Mr Me('asian, we feel confident it
will bo second to none in the state.
Prof. McCasian's reputation as a
mathematician . und linguist
is without a parallel, and
In addition to these eminent qual
ifications he ls remarkable tor bis
common sense, which according to
the ntilbor nf Childe* Harold is
very uncommon. With bis schol
arly tastes and noble ambition, we
anticipate for him n most success
ful career ns President. True, lit
is ono of tho of tho noblest types of
Education Morality and Religion.
Hain in groat abundance this
week, we hope it was general.
Miss Alice Boyd, is now making
?K very handsome worsted quilt docs
credit to one so young, it is beauti
ful both in design and execution.
Ho characteristic of her noble na
ture. Tho useful as well as orna
Dr Darby, is expected t<? assist
the Rev. Mr Philips, ni tho annual
protracted meeting ut Hopewell,
w hich begins tito third Sabbath In
Messrs J.J, Young and T, T. I ! en
dorsen, euch, have new buggies.
Wo hoar a great deal of surmis
ing as to their object.
_ wi CH Kl.M.
On Power Packet.
Prohibition at Curban.--Good Rains--lu
Search of Beggars, etc:
We had tho privilege of atten
ding the prohibition melding held
at Durbin Creek Church Inst Fri
day 22nd. President O. G. Thomp
son, introduced, Itov. J. l>. Pitts,
who mude tbi? first speech, nntl one
that will certainly bo ofloctuul in
the great issue. Tor surely never
mun Spoke like Ibis mun. Ile dug
down, and underminded tho foun
dation of the liquor license system,
with tho great mattock of truth, so
completely that there was nothing
left for "anti-prohibitionIsts to
build upon," not even sand.
t Next cunio Kev. (.'omits, who
was wide awukc on the Importance
of the course, especially in trying
to sa**o the boys from tho Influence
? of Grog-shops.
, Mr W. L.Gray began lu a witty
. manner to apologize for frown
. lng, and loud talking, but soon bo
catne grave, and In nn eloquent
manner showed himself worthy ot
\ tho trust, continent in him, by the
friends of tho movement.
! Next Capt. .lames Hudgon.S, came
fownrtl who ls never Idle when
there is work to do.
Mr lt. L. Henry und his band of
. singers, performed the music for
I the occasion? They mudo appro
t, priatu sole tiona for tho campaign,
, such as "Marching On, Ory Aloud
, and Spero Not, and Camping In thc
[ Quito a number of our people
have gone to dny to at temi tho
! .Spartanburg district conference.
now in session nt Oreen Pond
.j Wo are having such snfjBfidld
ruins that wore it not that We hear
of other section still being dry, it
would seem useless to speak of min
for While raining here one imagine
it to bo everywhere.
There ly no serious sickness in
this neighborhood, except Mr Lew
is Power, who is no hotter.
A man from Tocon On, passed
through this place a few ?lays ago,
iu search of tho old beggars men
tioned some time since. He said
they run-away from the poor house
ut that place.
Our Faithful Soribe Finds much to tay and
Snyu lt in a U.ippy Vein.
Wo have been blessed with good
sousons for tho past v eek, und our
drooping spirits have boon very
much improved. Our general
crops was needing rain bnaly, and
another week would havo done
greater damages. Corn planted
upon high lands Is badly burned
in places, but ^t ls hoped that the
recent rains will give il now vigor
Cotton has lost some of Its fruit,
but a fair crop romains ou tho stalk,
and the only thing to be feared ls
that there will bo more weeds than
fruit. Somo of our farmers have a
few scattering bowls opened, but is
thought that the intense boat and
dry weather is thu Immediate
cause, otherwise crops aro very
Your readers will remember (ho
fish-tadpole story, which we rela
ted seine months ago. lt will also
bo remembered that our good doc
tor utilized his fish-tadpoles by
putting them in bis melon-beds,
and of course all of us expected a
large yield of this lucious fruit. Hut
lt scorns that these curious little
tish are hard to got rid of, ns thc
latest intelligence from Dr Fowler
is that instead of a largo yield of
melons, wo have a largo yield of
tad-polos. Verily they aro hurd
to utilize. Wo supposo when the
doctor is ready to gather thom in,
they will hop away by tho light of
lt is said that Dr Fowler, has the
finest carp pond in this suction of
tin* county. Wo loam that carp
raising has not been a very suc
cessful business, bul in this instance
tho 'little german fish" has nol
only increased their number, but
bas turned out a Ano yield of tad
A haskel picnic was given in
honor of Misses Todd, of Duo West,
who are visiting relatives hore,'ll
Fleming grove, on the lxth. inst.
Wc learn from those who attended
that lt wits a very pleasant occa
sion, and that tho tables wer?' well
tilled with tempting dishes in quan
tity. Tho crowd was small, but
nevertheless, largo enough to In
sure success. Our office hoy, and
some of his chums (daims that they
Qould'nt oat but ten pieces of frietU
ohicken,and other things in pro
potion, aa their health was not al
together good. In conclusion we
are indchtwd to tho kind lady who
was so thoughtful, to remember
our especial weakness, ami end
ing us a sumptions anal well laden
Miss Sue Owen?, ?t pleasant
young lady ol Fairfield county, wno
has been visiting her sister Mrs H
P Milam, returned home last week.
We learn through Lieutenant
handford, of Lan ford station, that
tho projectors of the Enoreo Cotton
M ill, will arrive at that place in
I tho course of IO days, and begin
preparations for tho immediate
building of the mill. "So mote it be,'
We extend our hearl-felt sym
pathy to Dr J K Fowler and family
in their sore afflictions, and hope
that the doctor w ill soon lind spee
dy relief. Dr Fowler, ls one of our
most popular physicians, and citi
zens, and tho entire community
Will he paified to learn ol his bodi
ly su (Tori ng, and hopi? (lint he may
yet remull? ?ll bi.-Usual good health.
M r A. V. Thompson, who ls one
of thc leading spirits of our little
t ?wu, has returned from August ,
and will begin tho building of ono
or more comfortable dwelling hou
ses in a short t i me.
Messes Fleming iv, Rlukely, con
t?mplalo building ii commodious
-lore room at Ora, al an early day.
Weare having a "di izlv drozlv,"
this tho 20t?l.
They went off and wc gol the
Wo are Indebted to Mrs .1 \v L
for fine vegetables. Such kind
friends aro treasures, and Mr and
M rs.I W L are among the first on
our Hst, many thanks.
The Champion, of Chicago, III.,
which culls itself tho "National re
presentative of tho beer, wine and
spirit trade," says that "unless u
Complete reaction takes place, the
liquor traille in th? Cuite?! State??
will he slowly bul sundy asphyxi?t*
ed or choked to death by action of
Congress i n aid o of a docndcol years.
And why? Because tho Prohib!*
Monists uro moving. Heaven and
earth." to croate, to keep alive, and
intoslfy prejudice against the traf
fic. Our contemporary comes
nearer the truth that he knows
when ho says that Prohibitionists
are moving beaven as well ns'onrth
against tho accursed business
which he represents, und it is be
causo they cnn move Heaven in tho
matter that they are confident of
Tho list of martyrs is Increasing
- Haddock, Northtip, (lambrell;
churches burned; council rooms
blown up, respectable citizens driv
en from the polls; men culled to
their doors to bo shot; women In
sulted-these aro the natural re
sults of the rum traffic. lt only
need? to push tho monster and his
purring gives place to tho tiger's
claws and the tiger's stealthy
spring, and and the tiger's teeth
and thirst for blood. Let him be
pushed moro nnd moro by any
means and every means that seem
best to those who bato him till nil
men*' di sn" <.*?.." h> destroy
VARIOUS VIEWS VENTILATED,
What ls Said of the Acquittal of Sheahan
And the Mass Meeting.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
Laurens Crlca, Hitit!
Nowa A fourier.
Tho Straight forward declara
tions of tito Bmtss|meeting of ci tisons
ofLaurens County will assuredly
liavo a wholesome effect. The
course taken is a cheering and
welcome sign of a healthy chango
In public sentiment.
Bhehan was acquitted in spite of
Iiis own testimony. The excuse of
the Jury probably was that Bishop
had slandered members of Shea*
bun's family, This, nevertheless,
was not the Justification offerod by
Sheahan himself. His plea at tho
trial was that he slew Bishop in
defense of his own lifo. Tills, how
evcr, was glaringly inceuslstant
with bis actual account of thu kill
ing. The other excuse was of the
flimsiest character, and woul I not
have had a feathers weight with
men who were resolved to maintain
and enforce tho laws of the State.
Whatever the pretext, the Jury
found that Sheahan was not guilty;
and that ends the tragedy, and
should end it, so far sis lie ls con
cerned. Mut the citizens of Laur
ens, who defined their grievanses
and announced their purposes OIL
Monday, have, now called ii haltr
There will be les weakness and
willingness among jurors hereaft
Laurcds, by the action of a body
of its citizens, gives high and pa
triotic example to nil South Caroli
na. Huir?an life bas been held too
cheap. Love of family-the will-j
ingncss of tho falber, or bro'hoi, oi
son, to sacrifice his life in upholding
tho good nameoftho.se nour to him
-ls traded upon by the murderer
and his advocates. l oni advant
age ts taken of a sacred sentiment,
lio t ter ts it-according to the rn Hug
practice-that ten murderers es
than that one woman shall be sup
pose?! to have been lightly spoken
of wit h impunity. To such excess
has tho evil run that it promises to
work its own euro.
There ure pseudo-Justifications of
other kinds which aro equally shal
law and unsubstantial. At the root
of them all is tile semi-barbarous
notion thu Un a ci vilizede* nuntin ity
every man shall avenge his own
wrongs when what is called "pcr
sotK-l honor" is at stake. Stanley
linds on the Congo the methods of
combat and reprisal which, to our
shume, abound in oven oid and sub
stantial com m on weh Iths. Hut it
will be changed, and changed soon,
Laurens- is now in the van of the
forces of law and erder; and, as is
shown to day, is likewise in tin?
lead iu the march of industrial
growth and development. Success
to you! Linnens on the Hills.
Georgetown l-l HUH teer
If ?tate's witnessess tobi the
truth it was murder, morally and le
gally, willi hardly a single pallia
Bishop deserved a cow -hiding, I
but be did not merit death.
Tlie Laurens jury bas added an
other to the long list of judicial far
ces in this State and give a fresh
impetus to lynch law.
Newbery ll< raid and X- i >.
From the statement we llrst had
of the killing,it looked very much to
us like a case of wilful murder. We
refrained from comment because
this statement was but an ex part
account. We have since seen thc
account giving Mr Sheahan'* de
fense, and our opinion in regard to
the crime is -till that it was a cuse
of murder, if it ls possible to make
out a case of murder in this coun
try. Mut the jury rendered a ver
dict of not guilty, and thereby jus
tify .Mr Sheahan in taking tho life
of ?Mr Li-hop. jMr liishop was
shot down hy Sheahan, who WHS
armed with two pistols, and while
lu-, Iiishop, was unarmed.
W o not de-ire tho blood of any
man, but human lite is getting to
bo too cheap. It is gelling to that
point that men w ho have money,
and of course the Influonco winch
it brings, do md mind shooting
down their neighbors, for they feel
that no jury will convict them of
mut iler. Wo .sometimes wonder if
our people are not becoming oppos*
a I capital punishment any Way,
We think that If our J lilies, In plain
cases Of murder, would lot the peo
ple know by their verdicts thal
tho guilty would certainly moid the
stern mandates of tho law , lhere
would he few er homicides in (lu
.-late. More regard sholl ld bo had
for ibo lite of our follows. Wo
should not put so low au estimate
upon huiiian lifo us to lee! at liber
ty to take it for an imagined w rong,
or for little or no provocation, ti ntl
w lnei wo do lake il in this way we
should be made realize that ours
shall pay thc penalty. Mr Shea
han i- free, and of him personally
WC have nothing to say. So far as
this ease is concerned thc law can
not trouble him more.
Sinei' this trial tho citizens of
Lout ons ha ve held an indignation
meei iiig and condemned Sheahan,
the jury and correspondent of tho
News andCoHrfer, TM s wo do not
think can do any good. ( ertainly
Sheahan should not be blamed for
the verdict of the jury. They have
said lie is not guilty, und he can't
If there is any fault to lind w ith
the result of the Sheahan trial
there will be no difficulty in locat
ing it. The testimony was brought
out very clearly; the Solicito?
made ti hard tight for the State and
was assisted by able counsel. Thc
News and Courier's correspondent
says, "Solicitor Duncan's closing
speech was one of the greatest cf
forts of his lifo'*; he further says o
the Judges charge, "It was eonsld
erect on all sides that the effect o
bis words would be directly Affelns
the defendant." Ho the Statu dh
Its duty ami the Judge did bli. I
there was a Miscarriage of Jostle
? therefore, rests entirely up m th
Tho Observer further suyas AI
honor to thoso citizens of Lauron.*
County who mo*, oil Mo: day Bud
repudia tod a..y sympathy wltli
murder, and who pledged them
solves to a vindication of tito laws.
Had Sheahan allowed Bishop to
curso and revile his sister ami his
mother ns lite testimony declares,
and had not resented it, he would
have boon hold as a craven coward
beneath the respect of any decent
man. Ho took the other alterna
tive and resented it, and his fellow
citizens brand him as n murderer.
Should he lu? vc swallowed such lan
guage? Col. Irby isa brave man.
Will be decide?
Well lot us at leiu-t got it fixed
that personal liberty docs not
mean personal license. Liberty is
tho power lo act upon your own
.on vidions, and will so long as
what you ?lo ia not inimical to the
community at largo. Do Tocque
ville defines liberty In worlds some
thing like those. Now then, if J
sell a thing that is constantly pro
ductlve of awful danger SO tho com
munity, I cannot be said to bo fun
damentally entitled to the right of
that sort of liberty. I believe thor*
oughly in the principal of allowing
lng communities to put themselv
es under prohibition by majority
vote. That is no interference with
liberty but is simply in tho interest
of self protection.
To spoak specifically of the pres
ent needs of thw tempor?neo move
ment in langland, what would you
suggest as a policy tor tho future.
"We must advance right along
thc whole line, with artillery, in*
fantry and every other force. Above
nil, this Ls a deadly religious move
ment. Temperan co is such a won
derful hand-maiden of true relig
ion, ll bas boen my lol to sec so
many people won out of tho dark
ness Into the light through tempe
rance. Temporalice and religion
must go together. That beautiful
passage in the Bible ought to bo a
continual inspiration to tempe
rance workers :
"When the enemy shall come in
like a flood, tho Spirit of the Lord
shall lift up a standard against
Cornelius VtUldorbuilt, is one of
tho uncompromising total absti
nence men of New York. A row
of stores is to be built this summer
on a sit opposit the Grand Central
Depot. Of course, the situation
makes the place desirable for res
taurants to catch travelers, butno
rum is to l?c sold there, and young
Vunderbuilt bas provided In the
deeds for perpetual prohibition of
tho liquor trafile, so far as that two
hundred feet of streets is concern-1
This powdr nover varios. A marvel
ofpuril> . ?treiiuth ami wholemnm noaa.
Mom <.nomlciil than ino ordinary
kinda, amt cannot ho sold in oom pot I
lion willi (IK- mn II i I inti- ol' low lest
short weight ilium or phosphate pow
ders Sohl only in CA NS. KOVAI. It.\ic
INO .l'owmat Co., imj Wall Street. N.Y.
Will only lie ??pen for. . . .
.;i very limited time. T
I f yon w i11 Fi i st
Oats work done
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All Laud-owners or Lessees in
Laurens County aro hereby noitied
to clear all streams on their lands
of all obstructions, brush, logs, or
any obstructions in said stream?
passing through their lands, dur
ing the month of August accord
ing to law.
JAM ES UK LL,
Chairman lt. C. C. L. C
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Vc, mid Irulorsr.I I.jr I.A.IIHK bull
it FM MnMN St?l?oSlcl?lf. Indi
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contatntnir full Information Mid teatimoalaJa) fr?*.
A'lJr. ii J. Q. DUNUMOUC,M.A-.Prvvtdutt, HUontuo, V?
Cnm-M ills anti ?til kinds of utttchinory
l'or s ile nt lowest pi n t's by
HOV M iv AN DKRSO?,
i aureus, S. I \
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i iel ( Ionien t n nd
Hy permission of A. W. burnside,
['rubato.I migo, 1 Will set! lo the Kstuto of
Sallie Rod gos j doeonxod, al (his OlUoo ul
Laurens"!', II. on (ho 271 b, duv ?>!' August
1887, ul lOoVlnrfk, A. M., und ul tin-SHIP
timo will apple tor a linn I discharge
All persoies liUVing demands tig
said estillo uro'horoby liolMod to pr?
the same, ill due form, on or heron- ?
day, or be forever barred. And all
eb!oil aro required lo make puymodt
? ; \V S111:1 d., i i ,. p.,
.Inly J>7, it
Sol i lenient n II '
FINAL DIS( HARGEI
Hy i erniission ol* A NV Ihirnsiilc, Pro
bad--luil-'-, I will settle Ibo Ksluto ol
Polly Powell, tloeeased, ul t hi- <.(li<-.> ut
Laurens ( ' 11., un tho "JTili, day of Au
gust bS,S7, ul in o'clock. A . M. and ut thu
sumo lime will apply for a ll nat dischitfgd
All persons having demands against
said estate are hcrohy?iiotillcd to presold
Ibo same, in due form, on or before sidd
day, or bo forever barred. And nil tn
dobtod an- required to make ?payment
by said limo.
<; w sn KU,, v v <. e.,
Tho following managers of cleef
lon uro appointed to conduct tho
election ordered this day, pursuant
to the provisions of un Act of tho
General Assembly entitled, ?Arl
Act to submit tho question of Id
?ense, for tho snit? of spirituous,
mult or intoxicating- liquors in An
derson and Laurens Counties to tfi?
qualified electors thereof" Ar., ap
proved Dec. 21th, 1886,
Laurens precinct, J. 1*\ H?mago,
NV. L. Cunningham, Y. C. 11 olin ms*
I)inls church, H. Y. Simmons,
Wm. Yeargln, Aaron cannon.
Tumbling Shoals, S. 1). Glenn, H
W. Willis, Tims. J. Sullivan.
Youngs store, <). fi. Thompson*/
T. J . Hughes, C. IC Wallace.
Mt. Pleasant, W ll Henderson,,!
1) M Shaw, W I Miller.
Daniels Store, S 1) Pucket, Lewis
Martin, James ll. Holt.
Cros-Hill, M T Simpson, W P
'turner, Hugh Leaman.
Clinton, A. M. Copeland, W 11
lloyd, H C Woflurd.
Reynosn, ,T L Simpson, DTCopo
lantl, .1 A Jones,
Langstons Church, J s Crnlgy
Lewis S M nidi ruy, A Y Thompson.
Said managers will meet us at
Laurens C ll on Monday, August
1Mb, to receive boxes and instruc
I Sail! elect iou to lie heh! on day
appointed by said Act, lo wit, Au
gust l(Hh" being drd Tiicsdty in'
said month, between (ho hours of
s tiVloek A. .M. und I o'clock P. M.
Thu form of ballot lo be as follows j
Those favoring UH: gruntingof li
Cense lo sell SpiritOUS liquors ?li
sahl county, shall volo a ballot with
I lie word - "No Prohibition" wi it-ten
or printed I hereon. Those whoop
pose such license shall vole a ballot
with the word "Prohibition" writ
ten or printed t hereon.
.1. 11. Sullivan, i Com. of El
T. Jil, Anderson,> ectiou tor
?I. A. Westmoreland.j Laurens Co
.luIv !>">, '87. td
lt having been shown toour sat
isfaction that a llliljority of Kcal
instate owners, of Lauren.- county,
have signed ii petition asking thai
an election bo held on (he question
of License or no I deonne, l'or t lie
sale of spirt ions liquors, in necor
dance with (he provisions of un Act
of the General Assembly ap roved
December 21, IKSit, we lliorel re or
der said election to bu bibi tn thu
day appointed in Ibo Act, m moly
(he Ililli day ol* August next, it
being the ?ld Tuesday in said mont h.
Tho law requires every voter tn
register, and authorizes us to ap
point the Commissioners of I legist
(.ration, "A'e nppoint the following!
Laurens Township: T. S. Langston*
Dillis " W. C. Curry.?
Sullivan's ? \V. G. Gumbrell!
Young's " NV. 1'. Harris.
Waterloo ? L. |\ IL Daniel.
Cross Hill " W.T.Austin,
Hunter's ? W. ll. Botf,
.lack's ? T. J. Duckett.
Souflflotown ? W. I', Patterson;
Said commissioners of llegistin
tion will meetus ut Laurens C. H.
on Saturday, August (?th, tn receive
books ami instruct hms. Said com
missioners of Itegbdi al KUI shall be
at tho following places tn register
tho voters on the 1 lth,l'th, and 18th
days nf August ; mum ly :
LaurensTownship nt Lauren* C H.
Waterloo " " Munros.
Sullivan's " Tu mb! I tig Shoal?.
Dials " ut Dials church.
Seulilotnwn ? ? Langston*
Jacks " nt Hoynosn.
Hunter " " Clinton.
Cross Hill " " Cross Hill.
Yo ings " " Youngs Store.
J. IL Sullivan,) Com. of Klee
T. ll. Anderson,^ thin for Lnur
.1. A. Westmorland,j ons Cminly.
Luurens, H. C., July 2$, l?87. tf