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TI>o linost .shoos in town ut Garrott's.
Mr. J. M. MurlVis again with Trayn
lunn A Ulai.
Ladles Shoos, Slippers, cte. in cndloss
ynriotv at (Jarrett's.
Mr. NV. H. Gilkcrson has tone North
to purchase goods.
You should SOO Morrow ?fc Co's, line
Ladles'shoos boforo buying. Qarrotts
Tlie latest Improvod machino for put
ting on butions nt (Jarrett's Shoo Store.
Miss Lillie MoGhoa, of Qrnonwood, is
visiting tho family of YV. IL (Jilkorson.
Hov. E. O. Fricrson and W. L. Boyd
will leave to-morrow for Preabytory nt
Miss Mary Williams and sister, of
Fountain Inn, paid friends here u brief
visit last wcok.
Noyor has Laurens had such a stock of
shoes as can now ho found at Garrott's
Miss Minnie Goldsmith, of Groonville,
IH visiting the M isses McC'nslail and M rs.
A. W. Anderson of this placo.
Capt. G W. Sholl attended tho ineoting
of tho Stato Dotnoeratlo Executlvo Com
min rc in Columbia last week.
Tho exam!nation of whito teachers
closed last wook, ami on Monday a num
ber of colored toaehors woro oxamluod.
Wo learn with pleasure that Capt.
Wronn, the artist, will he in Laurens in
nshort whilo to accommodate Hie pub
Mr. John Barksdale, one of Creon
wood's progressi vc and popular young
business mon, spent a le ,v days here last
Men, Boys, Ladles and cl ?ldrei) are
delighted with Garrott's slw-es. Call
nt tho Shoo Storo and sec: gooda and
Mr. E.G. Simkins luis now passed his
Anal examination as a postal (derk, and
will continue on the run from Spartan
burg lo Augusta.
Mr. E. Y McQuown was in town
Monday trying to givo a mortgage on a
couple of pigs t ? raise funds tounnounee
himself a candidate 'or coroner.
All Invitation to attend tho "I'ire
niens' Tournauu nt and Citizens' (?ala
Week" at Anderson .lune I2lh, lUth and
Hth has hen received.
An elegant Pullman Palace ear has re
cently hoon put on thc line from Savan
nah to Spartanburg. Il made its first
appearance last Sa tu jd ay.
Wo aro requested hy the oxoeutlvo
committee of t ho Lau ron 9 County Bible
Hocloty to state that the annual meeting
Ol tho Society will ho held on Sunday,
May Otb Instead ol tho 15th, inst.
Ono ear load of cooking stoves just re"
eelved, to be sold one-half on time.
'NICHO stoves are of the nest makes and
Kuaranteed togive perfect satisfaction.
April 11,1888. J P. MARTIN A CO.
Mr. C. A. Simps ni, who has for the past
Boason hough! cotton at Ninety-six,
passed through this place last week pay
ing a brief visit to relatives ami friends.
The entertainmeni on last Friday eve
ning waa In every sense a success. The
pro; ramme was excellent and the ?xe
cution fully satistled tho most fastidious
Tho .Sunny South, of Atlanta, (ia., ls
fast coming to be til? loading family
journal of America Each week the
papor bears evidence of a careful regard
for tho demands of the home and the
family and is now within tho roach of
all, f'2 per annum.
Tho Hllberlptlous to the new Pr csbyte
rlan church h a ve been increased mate
rially lu tho past few days, und it ls
hoped that work will bo commenced now
In a fow weeks as within a few hundred
dollars of thc requisite amount has boen
Tho latest from tho cosmopolite Will
Loako ls from Kentucky, thc land of fine
hornos and fair women. Tf wc judge cor
rectly tho signs of tho zodiac, the country
has had Ks offocts up m this young man
and his days of single blessedness aro
Any person w ho hus un abundance of
flint rock on their land can have them
promptly removed by giving indice. If
the material csu bc had tho main thor
oughfares around thc city will bc mac
adamized ns soon us Main street is tin
Our School Commissioner has just re
turned from a visit down In (.'rons Hill
Township. He gives an es peclally flat
tering account of the largo school pre
sided over by Capt. J. C. Cook, than
whom tho State has no morocompotent
teacher. Capt. Cook has noarly doubled
the number of pupils in attendance and
ha? succeeded in awakening new inter
nat In tue cause of education.
ikH with the Cotton Farmers.
This is the name of un exceedingly in
teresting little volume prepared hy (hut
experience I cotton prower Capt. J, A
Poterkin,of Kart Motte. It ts Written by
a farmor for farmers, mid will not fail lo
be of benefit to nil who are interested in
the staple. Capt. I'eterkin has given us
the tola agency for Ibis county and who
desJro the books cnn secure them hy
culling nu the AOVKUTISKII.
A Now Firm.
About tho muidle of this week the
goods will arrive and a new Jewelry
store will he opened In the Trnynhum A
Wal block, In (Hlkoraon's store. Tho
now firm ia C. T. Mason's Son, of Sum
ter, W. C., and will koop s full and com
plete lino of Jewelry. Mr. Mason who
WJU Slav* charge ls sn excellent business
IBS* and is cordially welcomed as s cltl
Now Si reels.
All rlloi i is hoing made- to opon a vory
important crosu strool in tho suburbs or
town, lutorsooting Ilarpor Street near
tho Irby mansion and coming into tho
DouhJo Branches road in tho roar ol'Mrs.
o cn . Todd's residence. This street wll
he a little over iialf H mile in length, per
fuetly lovel and will he an important fac
tor in opening up much valuante land
in that part of tho city. An effort will
ho made to secure tho right of way from
Capt. Irby, Mr. A. V. lOieholbergor and
Thou thoro ls talk of oxtcmling the
now stree! Which was recently oponed
noar Mr. II. IO. Gray's residence, HO as
to intersect tho main road near Mr. J,
1). Sullivan's about '\ miles from town,
fbi i will offer au improved inlet into
tho city, especially during tho winter
mouths. Wo noed to havo better roads
lending into this placo, and tho A DY Kn
TIHKU consider thcSo two projects in tho
lino of progross and bids then, all possi
Floral Fair, Charleston, s.e.
Excursion hy Atlantic coast line*
Through cars from columbia ifc (?reen
vido Railroad points vltt this line, 'rick
etson salo April Kith and 17th, good to
return until tho 23rd inclusivo.
Bound trip from Laurens, $6 45
" " clinton, 0 20
" .' " Goldvlllo, 0 20
Ask agent for ticket via Atlantic coast
lillO, Trains arrive at and depart from
car shcil in columbia.
A 1,10 X McBFF, .lr., Soliciting Apt.,
Groonvilo, S. o.
IO vcr si nco Noah oponod tho door of tho
ark tho mule has been a subject of bar
ter, but wo have picked up a little Infor*
motion concerning a particular mule
which is hard lo beal. Thc first authen
tic account wc have <>f this particular an"
I mal is in Clinton when C. IC. Hale oller
ed him to Henry Johnson to sell, Darter
or trade on sha res, "one-half for tho other
Johnson succeeded in trading with \V..b
Buvall for a calf. The calf was sold for
$1.75. buvall sold the mule to brow
W illiams ( colored ) for a load of shucks
and $1. The ilai kev sold his purchase to
a man named Henry ior $7, and the new
owner put thc stubborn creature up hero
nt auction last Saloday and ho was
knocked down al $15, At last accounts
ho was still "head up" and heels like
ON YS I US.
Mr. W. IL Maluiffey who loft here two
or three years ago and went to Switzer,
on the G., !.. iV s. Bal I road, whom ho has
been engaged in the depot as agent) has
moved back lo his old home.
Miss Mary Heliums has been in a right
critical condition for tho last two or throe
weeks. Sho has something like an ab
enas of the pale!. Hut we arc glad lo
say she is hotter at this writing.
Little Davin Mahalfoy, son of Mr. Jus'
L. MahalVoy, who has hoon (pille sick
with pnuomonla for tho last week is (im
Mrs. Polly Abercrombie had a line
shoat to di(i last woek from eating too
many cotton seed.
Oats sown in tho fall are looking fine
but those sown in the spring are nearly
Tho event of tho weok ls tho coming
of School Cr.mmlsslonor Bullock. Wo
aro always ready to welcome Mart,
whether ho comes clothed In authority
or on ly "comes to see us." Ho seems
to be earnest In hlsofTortS to advance
educational Intorests in tho county
long may ho wave.
Our neighborhood had tho pleasure of
a visit from Dr. Wins. Wright, ono of
Lisbon's big hearfod citizens. I under
stand hi* friend i are going to Insist on
putting him before tho people for tho of
fice of county commissioner, so as to
have tho Wright man in tho right placo.
No kinder hearted, moro honest, hospit
able und patriotic man lives in our coun
Mr. Vernon Winobronner from the
new factory, gave us a "pop" call. He
reports satisfactory progress at tho fac
Miss Minnie Watts, of Cross Hill,
spent a few days with us. Mrs. Duck
Young spent a week visiting friends
ami relativos in tho neighborhood.
Planting corn is the order of tho day,
evldoneos of spring time nil nbou t. lOng
Ihih pens In bloom, salad heil hloooiing,
cabbage plants large enough to set out,
heans up, spring chickens nearly ripe
enough to fry, etc., etc.
Mr. Willie Leaman has taken his Ol
ive to their future home, tho Waldrop
placo, Willie looks so happy ami con
tented that ho reminds me of the follow
that wished he had been boru married.
Miss Lola Boyce, one of Cross Hill's
indies, has bcon with them several days,
I noticed that w hile she was there, some
of the young inen weiojust obliged to
go to mill.
Mr. C. ii. Pllllor's noted horse "Boy
al Charlie" had bcon rather strangoly
nficctod foi some time, completely puz
zled .>ur horse doctors, but Ito has recov
ered BU Ilici?n tty to walk up to the rack
promptly ami make his milo again in
side of2.30, and thohoarfof his owner
ls made to rojoIcO and be glad, und I
don.t blame him, for (marlie ls a noble
So many good men offering to aervo
their country, I nm afraid I am going ta
ho at a loss as to which ones tw volo for.
Hon. Benjamin Yancey ami wile, now
of (loorgia, but formerly of this county,
are visiting thoir old homo, Rosemont,
where they will spoin! nome tim?.
Mr. and Mrs. Ti N. Barks visited their
brother at Lan (ord Sunday.
Mrs. Suo Pasley, of Laurens visited
fr.ends at Cross Hill, some time sinco.
Mrs. A. 10. Nunc?, who has been visit
ing relatives at Hodges, S. C., for some
time has returned home.
Mr. Pearce, "Vito ls working tho Quar
ry at Bocks church, lu Ahhovlllo county,
hus neut one of his wm knien to Inspect
tho rock on Dr. K. I). Coleman's place,
with the view of working lt up, providod
that ho cnn make suitable arrangements.
Dr Coleman sent nome of this rock to
Sparenburg last year, and lt WM pro
nounced st the farinera encampment, sa
being as fins rock as any in tho state.
We understand tin t the supply of rock
is about exhausted at tho Rook church,
and if tern s are made Mr. Pearce will
coil'.menee work at tho Coleman <|aarry
Ul a Shot t whdc.
Mr. I). (J. Smith has in connection with
his cattle, some line boga Ironi which llb
says that ho rea'i/.es mo.o money than
from hi? cattle, ntl lie illida ready ?ale,
intact, them demand for tho is greater
than he omi supply. In upon Ki ll g of cattle,
wo would mention that Waterloo can
boast of som?' of the finest Jerseys in the
state. A inong the nu in ber we will men
tion the herd of Cob J. II. Wharton,
which is ono of the finest wo havo seen .
A Ulong t hem he has live, throe from 12
to 20 months old, one at .."> months gires
three gallons of a day. Then he lins one
of thu finest Ayrshire;* I have tiver seen,
Willoh gives live gallons of milk. These
aro ou?s- some, as thoro are others (hat
aro equally as good in tho place.
Ono of our farmers, and ono who
thinks ho knows something r.bout horse
swapping, bought a horse .sometime ago
from a droverat bau rons, who represen
ted tho horso to be about 12 years old,
and our friend thought so too, brought
h lin homo and lot one of his friends have
him to work tho present your, ol course
telling him that he was comparatively a
young horse ami one thal would suit
Ililli. After keeping tho horse for awhile
bo throw off his old coat of hair,
and then it was thal his real ago war
made known, lt was found that the
horso lind boon iii both tho Union and
Sout hern armies as thc C. S. and C. S. A
brands shone fourth t he very plainly, and
that it low estimate of his ug3 would
give him at least thirty summers.
Miss Theresa Duvow port, of Cross Hill
past through this place hist week enrout
for Union winne she will spend some
iinn with her school mates.
Il seems almost certain, from (he read
ing of th.ninty paperspubli; bcd in dill
oro lit parts of tho Slate, (hui weare lo
have I wo separate Stale ( 'misent kins. And
some of t hese papers advocate that, al
least, one of Hies.inventions should
bo behl outside of tho State Cap!(ol. Tho
Up-Country has bien suggested, and
(trennt ?Ile mid Spartailblirg have been
lltlllied, Tilt) Abbeville Medium sass
"il would be woll, and do good, for ni -tu
hers of the party to spend ll less- days
In the iioine of nomocracy, the re
gion of the greatest triumphs of (he
slrnighlout elements nf Ibo parts ." I
desire, I brough the A nv i; UT ls Kit, lo sec
ond this motion of tho Medium, but in-I
stoad of'Crei ?ville and Spartanbiirg wc
would suggest Laurens, where, in tho
dark days of'72, lhere ss as sn much suf
foring und distress, and when in '7<i Hie
grout esl triumphs for Ibo straighten!
Democracy sven- achieved. What says
our County Chairman and Fxocllllvc
Committee? If Ihcv will ucl ut mice sse
can probably secure one of Hu.ns en
tions for Laurens.
Fanners of our section ure loo busy to
como lo town bul aro hurd ul work put
ting down guano and making prepara
rations for tho coming erop
(iiir carpenters, who have for some
time past been enjoying a short vaca! ion,
aro now all ai work, F. W, Nash and
Ii. L. bailey have their new dwellings
Mr. J. H. Ph i tl noy has just returned
from Florida much Improved.
Mr. N. A. Young has been commis
sioned post master for Ibo Clinton olllcc,
vice W. B, Bell, deceased.
The friends of Mr. Marshall beaman
had tho pleasure of a shake <>f his hand
and a short visit recently.
Miss Pni'thenla Seotl paid a visit to
Clinton friends as she passed through mi
her way l" Wood ru ITs.
Mr. ll. ll. MeCrary is I he successor of
Mr. Bell as Treasurer of tho Thornwcll
Orphanage, and Mr. Joe A. Bailes us
Treasuror of tho clinton Presbyterian
Hon, W, A,Shanda, Clinton's local di
rector of the lb, (, A N. Ital I roa (I, has
just returned from Athens, Qa,, where
ho has been in attendance upon a stock
holders' and directors' mooting. Ho re
ports the outlook most encouraging.
Capt, Dwight, division engineer, will ill
a v try few days locate al Clinton, and it
is confidently expected that contracts
will bo let, and grading commenced bo
twoon (.hester and Clinton in a roasona- |
bly short tillie, The best part of it lill is
thal the ll milicos of tho company arc all
right, and henceforth the ball st ill roll
Enthusiastic photographers are experi
menting everywhere with tao new magno
.lum powders, hy which photographs of ul
terior* may IHI taken at iiii;ht ns well ns hy
day, MO jsnverful U the light they emit win n
Home of the heavenly bodies are Inclined
to Ix? fast. Meteorites HOI net lines attain n
velocity of |N0,(X)U feel per ccond. When
passing through the air ul this rate thc fric
tion is so grout that tho air is healed up lo a
temperature o'f lO.SOOdogs, F.
De Leon has boon making nu extended in
vestigation <>f thu amount ot iron in milk,
and linds that cost 's milli contains more of
this constituent than either human or asses'
milk. In asses'milk ho found 2.0025 percent,
of iron, in human milk ,001.1 per cent., and
in cost'? milk .oom |?or cent.
Now that everything is hoing done by olcc ;
tried y, it is not strange that the fisherman
should utilise it. A Bunill battery la|at
tached to the rod, and near tho hook is a
small oloctrlo light. Tho fisherman lights up
bis lamp, and the unusual phenomenon at- .
tracts the tish. Tho baited hook does tho
Saffron, as ls well knowo, ls used to color
butter, melds, liquors, etc., that line shade
of yellow which th< , uhlic delights in, mid
takes to indicate unusual purity of the art;- ,
des. Since the Introduction of the aniline
colors, a miinboi'of llienl havo been used lu
stoad of saffron, hoing stronger and in the
end choapor, <
A kind hearted SOlontist announces that a
strong solution of coenhfe Will stop thc itch
of mosquitoes and present Bwolllng, It ls
1M ; t applied on a little svad of cotton as a
strong solution er as n paste of the Substance
ruhl>cd up With a Bl nal I amount of water,
Why not make little cocaine wafers and
stick them eu ns ocean i on requires)
To Molssnn bolong? the honor of having
isolated beyond n doubt the olomont fluorine,
which so many chemists lune endeavored
to hue from its accompanying Bubstanoos,
AH wan expoctod, lt is a gas. Kvcn silicium
and hoi on burn hi it ss it h brilliant com
bastion < Water ia decomposed by it, cork
is Inflamed, as aro nlt>o alcohol, tur|>oiitiua
An IngOUlOUfl idea lins boen hil upon hy an
investigator en the preservation of fruit
juices. Ho llu.ls that thu addition of a very
small amount of chloroform, ul sait five to
ten drops, to two pounds of tho liquid to bo
preserved, set? a* a most excel lon t preserva
tive. Th? method is certainly u Tory simple ,
one, and mich a tuiiull amount of chloroform i
should bo entirely JUW^UJOBS. . ^ '
VENEZUELA'S GOLD MINES.
Auriferous Field* on tho Ilimlo* of (ho
Yurunrl Uiver-Scenes In Camp,
Tl?) climate ia unhealthy, disposing
persona to bilious fevers, and in thc
height of tho rainy SOUSOn tilO mortality
is groat among HR. negroes, who often
Bicep ill tho open air ami take but little
caro of themselves, ('lulls ami (over inn
common complaint. Position in lifo has
a groat deal to do with the liability to
sickness, as upon tho quality of the living
accommodations much depends. Tho
fever seems to thoroughly weaken the
blood of the sick, and for months after a
sick man has left his I . .1 he appeals hko
a living corpse. Much of the disease
contra? nd at tho Ul I HOS is no don ht duo
to excesses of various kinds, which seem
to be itiscpnrttblo from lib' in a mining
country. When thc greatest care is
needed, in reference to every detail of
ealing, drinking, clothing and living,
little is taken hy the majority, and tho
result is that tho various foreign om?
ployOS, or ollicers as they are called
American, English and dorman- from
thc chief mining engineer down to the
Irish blacksmiths, are continually sick or
recovering from sickness.
I have seen over half the "ofliocrs" of
One company sick, thus necessitating
double work from the others, conducing
to similar sickness. Doctors uro plenti
ful, hut they, too, aro often laid up. At
night a denso mist from thc river covers
tho whole valley like a pall. No wonder
there ar?' fevers.
Tho ore from tho mines, after liebig
crushed, posses under the stamp heads,
on to which a stream of water is (lowing,
and then crushed into line powdor from
thc buttery over tho amalgamation tables.
These aro of copper, covered with a
coating of mercury. The gold particles
amalgamate with thc mercury, and tho
water carries the (pun t/, grains on into
the race Ix'low. Tho tables aro cleaned
every twenty four hours, tho mill liebig
fit opp? ?1 to allow of this. Tho result from
tlx* ?lay's working of this immense ma
chinery is a couple of balls of varying
M.-. ay <>f an egg-of amalgam, which
are carried down to thc house, weighed
and (hen deposited in the safe until n
sufficient quantity is lind for retorting,
Aft? r retorting the resultant g?>ld is
really for shipment. Some gold is shipped
in thc retorted form and some ls melted
and cast in tho form of bars before ship
ment. Tho shipment of bullion takes
placo once a month, tito various com
panies bringing their gobi lo tho oflice
whence die bullion train starts. The
bid I ion is carried over tho road in charge
of a mounted party of guards well
Hallion day is sort of a holiday for tho
chief ntliecrs of tho companies, on which
they nil meet together and discuss mutual
affairs. Tho bullion train in returning
brings up a mail an? I th ? in? an y to pay the
Ial>? >r ami < ?titer ex penses. Thou, for many
days, tho scene nt lt company's oflice is a
I ?vol) ??ne. the miners licsiogiug tho win
dows for letters and with inquiries as to
w hen pay day will come. Tho money
conn s u]> generally in English sovereigns,
with occasionally some American gold.
Theti- is very little change in the country,
and ton ?>r Ilvo cent Venezuelan pieces
are ran-. English, French, (?crinar, ami
American money ls that chiefly in circu
lation. The standard of Venezuelan
currency is a 100 cents, or senclllio dol
lar, worth about what our dollar is, but
accounts in Venezuela are kept in Macu
quino, A Macuquino dollar ls worth
about four-fifths of tho soncillio dollar, '
or to 1)0 exact, 74.70 cents American
gold. A five cent piece is a ten cent
piece cut in two, and divided again it
passes for two and one-half cents.
An event in life nt a mine is the ar- 1
rival ?>f a freight train of bullock carts or
hui ros. The Venezuelan in charge, after i
much fumbling, linds the bill of lading,
und Iben comes tho checking of the pack
ages while all the idlers look on. Some
times it is a cargo of hexes containing '
tins of green corn, tomatoes, oysters,
lobsters, preserved fruits, etc., from tho
states. Then it is bulky machinery,
stamp heads, flasks of mercury, dyna
mite or fuse. The smaller mining stores,
such aa dynamite, fuse, shovels, ]>icks,
machetes, hammers, drill iron, rope,
otc, are kept in a store room in the _
living house of a mining company.
Lot me describo a sleeping apartment
nt the mines, as it will give an idea of
the manner of living. The floor is cov
ered where the iron ls d stood with mat
ting, under which are some cofToo sacks.
Tin- hanlin lok, throw n up over the mos
quito frame of the Issi, is stretched across
the room. The carrata roof, in which
aro numerous spiders and a friendly
house snake, w ho occasi? nully comes
dow ii on the floor, ls the ceiling. An
immense (mid, who is of use. as ho
catches many insects, lives under the
Ix'd, and is on good terms with a small
dog < f tho country who id.-eps in the
room. The win.lows, without glass, aro
simply protected by rough Venetian
shutters, and w hen it rains a steady
stream i>oiirs in several places through
the roof, Tho disagreeable Insects known
AS chigoes are numerous, and great caro
has to IM taken to avoid their acquaint?
ance. The tenqiorature at tho mine's is
quite high during the day, hut as tho
nights are cool, warm bcd coverings ara
All over the country aro scattered bar
rancos, or small shafts, sunk on to tho
dilTeront lodes, sonic abandoned ami some
ptill worked. Tbosonrodangerously near
the road . ia many eases, and great care
has to I? o taken in riding als ut alni dari-'.
Th?- l)ost w ay i; !?. 1 t tho reins lay loosoiy
on th?' mul'-'s neck and trust to his sa?
gacity. Tho river w ater is used hy ninny
for washing, and that of th" mini s, well
filtered, i ; often drunk, liebig kept cool
ju tolingas. TIlOKO are p.rous earthen
ware jan, winch are known curiously as
..monkeys" hi the Wost Indies.?-Now
Method or Preserving fruit.
Professor Tyndal has shown that at
mospheric germs do not pass through a
layer of colton wool, and die discovery
has been applied to kee" preserved fruit
by covering the jar holding it with cot
ton batting. The germs of put refaction
in the fruit are said to he rendered harm
less by cooking, and the cotton hatting
keeps out thoso of tho air.- Public Opin
The average Mexican laWor supports
his family "ii ten cents por diem, invebted
in corn and heans.
<;i\o Them A Chancel
That is to say, your lungs. Also nil
your bronthlvg machinery. Vory won
derful mnohlnorv it is. Not only tho
larger nlr?pnssngos, but tho thousands
ot little luis s an. ?nvlllos loading from
Whon these aro clogged ami choked
With matter Willoh OU gi lt not lo ho Hine,
your lungs OOH (lot half 0<> their work.
And w hat they ?O, they cannot ?lo well.
( all lt ooh!, cough, croup, pneumonia,
catarrh, conan ni pl ion or any of the fam
ily of throat toni novo and hoad ami lung
Obstructions, all nie bini. All ought to
bogot rid Of, There ls just ono sure
wny lo get rid of them. That ls to tsko
Boaohotri dorman Syrup, which ?ny
druggist will sell you'nt7ftcouts n bottle.
Even If ?very thing elsa hus failed you,
you may depend upon this tor oortaln
BY MAIL AND WIRE.
NEWS OF THF. WEEK FROM THE
WORLD AT LARGE
A little 8years-old boy In Green
ville dieu1 from eating China-ber
ries last week.
An invalid in Aiken died last
week, alter going :17 days without
Tho pole of an Omnibus struck a
street ear driver on tho neck in
Charleston a few days ago, Inflict
ing n fatal wound.
Five hundred Anarchists attemp
ted to raise a riot in the streets of
Paris, but were prevented by thc
Reports from tho Rhode Island
eeletions indicate that that Stale;
luis gone Republican by a conside
Chicago. Burlington and Quincy
now bas tho strike to Itself, all tho
strikers on other roads having re
turned to work.
An reronaut named Hogan drop
pod ln.oiii) feet from u balloon at
.Jackson, Mich., by tho aid of a par
achute, alighting uninjured.
A large oil lire occurred at Balti
more. Tim burning oil ran into
tim harbor and a number of vessels
narrowly escaped destruction.
Balfour's anti-tenantbill bas been
published. Among other things it
deprives tenants of the option of
applying for a reduction of rent.
Tho Loudon (medical) Lancet
says that tin; condition of the (ier
mau F m pe roi Vs t Ii ?oat is niiclmng
ed, but bis general strength has In
Tho health of Blaine is said to IK;
very bad, and a letter from Flor
ence recently received in this coun
try states Hint be will probably
not live ve ry long.
Inion is rejoicing over tin; oppor
tunity winch is once more offered
to bid for Hie 3 C's railroad. They
are said to bo "waiting, watching,
and w ?liing" this time to vote n tax
Candidates in Union are reported
bashful. Thus far only three have
ventured oat all for school com
missioner; a red-beaded man, a
cripple, and a woman.
The details of one of the most ex
tensive and promising enterprises
that bas been known in ( ? reenvillo
in a longtime hnvo been made pub
lie, lt is tho establishment in this
eily ol' a big factory for the manu
facture of high gradi! fertilizers on
a large scale.
State Veterinary Sugeon Benj.
Mc Inn lu, Jr, has visited Hock Hill
ami investigated tim reported cases
of glanders among the horses. Ile
found that a number ot horses bad
?'Epizootic fever." Ile prescribed
lor tile sick animals and left ll I ree -
t ?ons for t bc treatment.
It is believed that the codon gin
was invented in Wouth Carolina,
and tins claim luis much evidence
to sustain it. Wc ari; now about to
present lo ibo world the first and
only successful cotton picker. The
oldest railroad of its length in the
world is the South Carolina Rail
way, from Charleston, S. C., to Au
Miss Callie L. Haynes, of Spar
tanburg county, took ber diploma
at ihe Womans' Medical College of
Pennsylvania last week. She is
the first woman in the upper purl
of the State that lias graduated in
medicine, and perhaps the second
native South Carolina women that
bas taken n diploma in a medical
Sont h Carolina made tim first ox'
perdition of cotton from America,
and while this experinunt was not
successful, it laid the foundation fo r
the immense business that bas
since developed, and caused tile
general cultivation i-f this crop
which, for many years, made the
South, in sonn; respects, the most
powerful section of tim Union.
It is related that one of tho pages
of the United States Supreme
Court oma' found under the chair of
a member of the court noted for bis
absent UllndllCSS, and wdio hail gone
on a trip out of tow n, a slip of pa
per mi which was inscribed : "Mein.
Things to take along: ( Ino pair of
socks, one shirt, two collars, one
pair ol' cull's, one w ile.
A business man of South Florida
adopts this novel phill to keep
drummers out of bis place, and he
says it works admirably. Every
morning bo places a plug hat and
satchel oil bis counter. As soon as
a drummer comes to the door and
looks in be si os the plug bat and
satchel, and bc goes off believing
(bat another one of the craft bas
thal ground already covered.
Among the divorce eases decid
ed in a Chicago court recently was
one which originated from a novel
cause. The wife bad a pet dog, of
w hich she was very fond. Ono day
the husband entered and found ber
kissing the dog On his reproving
ber for such conduct she said she
loved tho dog bettor than she loved
bim. Then there was a row and a
separation. Tho divorce was gran
Some of the th IM ty mortals of
Wichita, Kan., have concotod a
neat scheme for evading tho pro
hibitory law. An organization
known as the Oklahoma band, with
power to do business in Wichita,
has been chartered. Officers were
duly elected, and stock issued nt
tho rate of $1. per share. In one
corner of tho certificate* aro twen
ty stars. The holder has tho entreo
ti) the club room? of the band, which
are known as reading rooms. Hero
be presents bis certificate, calls for
what druids he requires, and has
the charge punched out on the stars
in his certificate.
Agricultural College stock
on u Boom
Capt. Sin- I.
DKAU SlR? Mr. Clemson died Inst
lllght, His property, both real and
personal, goes by Will lo tho State
for an Agricultural College. Iie
sldes special bequests it is corlain
that $60,000 will bo at our disposal
for our college. lithe state does
not accent then the (7) trustees will
carry out his wishes a?j well as ibo
means will allow. Col. It. IO. How
ell. Picken?: M. L, Donaldson, J. E.
Bradley and .1, IO.Wanamaker, Or
nrgeburg; ll. Lt, Tillman, lt. VV.
Simpson ami myself aro tho trus
tees, if the Stnto accepts it will
appoint sire addit ional. t )ur college
is a certainty, our cans?; is istretl&th
ned ami we will go into the can
vass witli victory perched on our
banner. What arguments will our
opponents meet us with now, tin;
question of expenso is mei. AH
honor to Mr. Clemson.
An early ?lay bini better be
named for our meeting. In basts;
April 7, 1K88. 1). K N THUS.
N 0 T I 0 E !
The Executive Committee of Un
Democratic party for Laurens Coun
ty are requested to meet at Laur
cens C. II., on Tuesday thc 17th
inst., at 12 o'eloek.
A full attendance is desired as
usiness of importance will In
j transacted. U. W. SMELL,
Tho Pension Board mot yoster
day ami examined sixty-two appli
cations for pensions, approving fif
ty-two ami. rejecting ton. Tbl
makes 1,287 examined (o dato, o
winch S77 have boon approved ami
I Ml rejected. No more applications
w ill bo examined, for Hie present at
least, as it ls thought timi willi
those applications onco rejected but
likely to lie returned ia proper
shape so thal I bey will be approv
ed, the whole number allowed will
reach the limit pu slblo to be car
ried ibis year um'.erlhc appropria
tion.-('olum.na Kc- ?sicr.
Tlds Powder never varios. A mnrvol
of purity strength und wholesoineenss.
Mme economical (lian the ordinary
kinds, anil cannot he sold in competi
tion with the multitude ol' low lest,
short weight alum or phosphate pow
tiers Sold only Iii CANS. ROYAL lt\u
BA I NU Powder ., 100 Wall Street. N.Y
For Slick and Crouch Candy, nlso
fruits of ull kinds, buy them from .1. il
Wilson's Snow Fla ko t'rurkors nt .J.
If You smoko buy Fattie Smith Cigar,
and if yon chow tobacco remember you
can get holli at .1 II. Jamos's.
All grados Ol flot roan bo bought cheap
from J. 11. .1 ann s.
Sugar, (.'olleo, Rico, Ton, ?irits, Ac.
?.heap Itt J. 11 . ..' allies's.
boose lint .Mea, and Huck wheat at J.
You can get llvo pounds of good OofToo
for ono dollar nt J. H. James's.
A largo stock of Canned Goods Just re
OOlvod ut J, II. James's.
Uncoil, bard, Flour, Rice, Sugar, Cof
fee ami Molasses cheap al J. II. James's.
All grades of New Orleans Molasses
cheap nt J. II. .! allies's.
Our Log Cabin Soap is ottered to the
public as an honest. ll rsl-class piece ol'
soap. Ruy it from J. II, Jame-.
Stale of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF LA UH ENS,
I \ PUOUATIi roi UT.
Whereas, I ?. A. Winn has applied to
me for Letters ot Administration on tho
estate of Thomas Puller, dcoonsod.
These arc therefore lo cito and admon
ish all and singular the kindred ami
creditors of said deceased, to be and ap
pear lie fore ino al a l'oui t ol'Prol,ate, lo
beholden at my omeo at Laurens O, IL,
on the '.Mst day of April, IS?IH, at lo
o'clock, a. m., to show cause, if any they
eau, why letters should nol bo grunted.
(liven under my l and and seal this,
thc '?Dill dav day bf Nov., IK88.
A. W. RCRNSIDK,
Probato J udgo.
April 3, 1888 to . '-it .
Thc Stale o? South Carolina,
co r N T y OF LAC it R N s.
IN P HO II AT K COURT,
Whereas, G . W. Shell, CC e.r., has
applied to mo tor Letters of Administra
tion on thoestnteol Cy nd hin Robertson,
These are therefore to cito and admon
ish nil and singular tho kindred and
crod I tors of said deceased, to he and ap
pear before me at t\ Court ol Prohat?, to
he holden at my olbco at Loirens C. IL,
on thc 16th nay of May, isss, at IO
o'clock, n. m., to show cause, If any
they cnn, why letters should not be
(liven undor my hand mid seal this,
tho 4th day of Apiil, 188H.
A. W. BURNSIDE,
Pl ol ml . J nd? O.
1 April 8,1S8?-31-0t
I inn a candidato for tllO O?lcOOf Sen
ator for Laurons County .
* la-:wis NV. Si M KINS.
For Probate Judge.
Col. A. \V. in UM.I DIO is respectfully
p i HI on need as a OHIldklato for re-election
tu tho ofllco of Probnlo .' migo, subject to
tho result of tli<' Primary oloclion. *
I wont?! respectfully nnnounco to tlio
volors of Laurens County thal I am ?1
?and id ate mr tin- ellice of IVobalo Judge,
subject to tho Dei uaor al ie Primary.
* .l< ?ll .1 . IK M i/.KK.
For Clerk ol' Court.
I would respectfully announce inysoM
a candidate for tho ofllco of < 'lork of tho
Court for Laurens County, sn nj ec I lo lh<
,' A s ll i N ; Tt IN WATTS
1 respectfully nnnounco myself a^ a
candidato for rc-oloetlon for thc olll.I
Clerk of Court, subject lo tho rosall o
the Primary election.
* <;. \V. sn BLL.
For .\ ltd 11 ol'.
I rospccifully announce myself ns a
condldalo for thu ofllco of County Audit
or at tho approachingoleStion, subject lo
tho result of the Primary.
? c. M. Flt A N KS.
(?. M. Langston is anounecd as a eau
didalO for re-election lo the olhee o
County Auditor for Laurens County
subject to the action of the Primary.
NV. SCOTT KNIGHT respeelfully puts
himself before tho voters of Laurens
County asa candidato for Hie olllco ol
County Treasur, subjocl to the Primary
I would rospoetfully nnnounco myself
a Candidate for Ibo olllco of County
Treasurer, subject to the primary.
J. WAHI-: ANDKRSON,
I would respectfully prosont inysolf
for ro-olcctiou to the olllco of County
Treasurer, subject lo tho Primary.
* .MillN ll.COPKLAND.
For School Commissioner*
I respect fully iiliilounec myself ns H
candidate for School ( !ommissioiiei' sn*i
joct to the prima ry,
* T. I'. I1YRD.
'"'?so . I'ionds of M< L, Hut look hoing lui -
' salisliod with him in di.schargillglho
duties of t lie ofllc'O Of School COillltlis
sinner for Laurens County respectfully
uominato him for ro-election, subjeel Lo
ilia Fri mary a
I respectfully au non nco myself as a
candidate f ir re-elect ?on to thc ni'.?co ol'
Sherill, subject lo tho result Of UlO Pi'i
lb K, IIALLKNV.
l respectfully aunounco mysoll as ti
candidate roi* tho Olllco of Sherill.
J. NV. LAN KOKI).
I would respect I o I ly a ll noll lice my
self as a candidate for t !><. . 111 leo ol Sh?"?
ill for Laiirrns County, subjocl lo .lie
Cross Hill, s. C. NV. L. TU KN Kit.
Wo arc authorized lo nnnounco Ci.pb
TlloMAS J. HICK KTT a candidate l'or
the olllco of Shei'itV, subject lo Hie result
of the Primary election.
April S, 1888,
For Count) Commissioner.
NN'. Proston Turnor is noroby announc
ed hs a candidate for tho olllco of Colin >
Commissioner subject lo ibo result of
the Pr I mn ry election.
' CROSS HI LL TGWNSI1 I P
The citizens of Sulllvhu's and Water
loo Townships would respectfully an
nounce the mime of Mr. ZIMItl CAR
TER as a suitable man for County Com
missioner. Mr. Carter is well known lo
thc citizens of Laurons County and we
feel sure that this announcement will
meet with thc approbation of thc voters
Of thc Cniint v.
TO lt F N T.
A splendid residence on "brooklyn
side, good garden orchard, all ne
cessary out buildings in fact onooflho
most desirable residences in the Town.
A oom mod lona House and ll ve or six
Acres nf laud on " bro. U I v n side :'
A number of cot t ages on Jersey sid?.
POW RKNT A desirable house and
lot on brooklyn side.
POR RKNT A live room Cottage on
PGR RKNT Tb roo or four gi.store
rooms in thc Iowa of Lauri ns.
A neat cottage mi main street near
NI. K, ( mureil. Price low
A neat Cottage oil Main Street, near
Female ( 'ollcgO.
J. M . IIA M I'Ti ?N,
Loans on approved Farm bunds
n foliated. Itcusonnblo linu' and
OU? y terms. Apply to
C. 1). BAHKSDAl/K,
Attorney nt Law.
Laurens, S. C., Jan. 17, 1888-om
Dr. 0. L. POOLW
Offors his professional services to tho
citizens ol Laurens and vicinity. Calls
promptly nttoudod to night and day.
Olllco OVOr Hardware Store of J, I . Mar
tin .V Co,
gtf All calls al night should 1)0 left at
tho residonee of Dr. J. T. Poole.
THE building of n new bridge
across Hcedy Uiver, ?vt or m ir
Smith's crossing? NV?? bo let to tho
lowest bidder at Smith's crosaing;
on Frlnap ho i7lh of April,, 1888.
at i2o'clock. Specifications of sahl
bridse presented on day of letting
sa id bridge, with tli(! right tn reject
any or aM bids. Th's Aimil ml.
1888. JAMBS BELL,
C. li. Ci C. L. ?.