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IT. BALL. EDITOR.
Rates for Advertising.?Ordinary Ad
vertisements, per square, one Inser
tion, % 1.00; each subsequent Insertion,
Liberal reduction made for lar?e Ad
LAU REN B, S. Oh July 4, 1698
That more money Is needed to
transact business Is the plea for the
free and unlimited coinage of sil
The amount of current money in
the United Hintes for each Inhabi
tant, In < ther words the per capita
amount, is given by the World's
Almanac for 1893 at twenty-five
dollars and fifteen cents,?which Is
considerably more by the way than
that of any leading country except
Every day wo see the statement
that half tho wealth of the United
States is owned by a few thousand
capitalists and that it lies in the
power of from twenty to fifty multi
millionaire'' to bankrupt tho re
mainder of their fellow-citizens at
at their own sweet will.
The necessary conclusion is that
for the numerically small class of
capitalists there is a per capita
quantity of money enormous in
comparison, with that of the "com
mon people/' that for Tom, Dick
and Harry there is barely a dollar
or two if (hat. What follows? Is
it not plain that the trouble Is not
that the country lacks money but
that what it has is so unfairly and
unevenly distributed ? The demo
cratic party has urged for a quar
ter of a century that the high tariff
enriching a favored class of manu
facturers together with an extrava
gant pension system has kept the
masses poor and little else In legis
lation can beheld responsible for
It. Imagine for a moment the
whole billion and a half and more of
American dollars equally divided
among all the people, and under
such conditions no one would claim
that the per capita was too small.
Suppose that all the silver pro
duced In the world was coined in
America, wherein would the far
mers of the South be benefltted ?
Increasing tho volume of the cur
rency would diminish its purchas
ing power. Consequently, (he
prices of corn, wheat bacon and
all manufactured goods would Im
mediately rise. Southern farmers
sell cotton und practically nothiug
olse. The bulk of their product is
exported and the influence of the
English demand is the most im
portant factor in fixing the price.
Indeed the American demand
might to some extent be stimulated
by a plethora of money but tho
situation that would confront the
southern producer would be higher
priced for every necessary and
luxury that he buys and scarcely a
perceptible improvement in the
monoy value of his one and only'
Is it ' ot a just inference that
Southern statesmen would do well
to cease tinkering with financial
problems of doubtful expediency
and endeavor to teach their people
how to liberate themselves (rom a
ono crop servitude?
It the quantity of money In cir
culation In the United States were
multiplied by ten, not ono copper
would find its way to Laurens
county until some article or other
were given in exchange for it and
and cotton is the one commodity
that Laurens farmers would have
What is hurting us in this part
of the world is a bad habit. It is
not idleness, nor want of Industry,
nor absence of thrift. It is simply
the habit of year by year placing
entire dependence on the cot
^ton pateh. To be sure there is
money in the cotton plant and it
ought to be cultivated, but it Is a
marvel that tho experience of
many weary years does not impress
tho truth that it alone cannot and
will not enrich every man who
happens to be born poor.
Wo observe that dispensary ad
vocates arguo that a dispensary
would prove far better thr '?nd
The Advertiser v
Inquire: Do you
going to work ('
tigers" to gr
Last week when the silver dollar
was worth sixty-seven cents the
free coinage people were bravely
predicting that free coinage In the
United States would at once so
swell the demand for the metal
that the dollar's intrlusio value
would very soon rise to the value
of a dollar in gold. They did not
claim that It** value would ever
rise one cent above a dollar in gold.
In brief, they held that it* value
would be raised from sixty-seven
to one hundred cents or that Just
thirty-three cents would be added.
New that the sliver dollar is
worth only fifty-seven cents the
Interesting question springs up,
would not this same free coinage
In these same State's no.v enlarge
tho demand for the metal in the
same degree and adding just thirty
three cen 9 to the value of the coin
after all Jdst give us a dollar worth
From which it is clear that-the
parity of gold and silver as money
can only be maintained by some
definite arrangement among the
leading commercial nations.
The editor of the Advhrttser
was one of those who voted for Mr.
Ii? Koppel, a whiskey dealer, for
delegate to a county convention
last spring, to whioh (and we re
call it with peculiar pleasure) he
This samo editor also voted for
ope B. K. Tiilman for Governor in
November and it now turns out
that we then voted for n whiskey
dealer in comparison with whom
our friend Koppel fades afray into
We feel bound to remark just
here that while every man is en
titled to his private opinion and
"you pays your money and you
takes your choice," we would
rather risk getting the "pure stuff"
from Koppel than Tlllman,
When the Advertiser spoke
last week Of flat money It used the
terra in the everyday and ordi
nary sense as it is accepted by the
"plain people" and ourselves among
them. Webster's International
Dictionary, regarded a fair inter
preter of English if not political
economy, defines "flat money" as
"irredeemable paper currency, not
resting on a specie basis, but de
riving its purchasing power *from
the declaratory flat of the govern
ment issuing it" and that is enough
for us so long as wo do not care to
discuss the question from the stand
point of an economic specialist.
Gross Hill Notes.
The first cotton bloom of the sea
son was handed to us on the 23d
Inst. by Mr. It. L. Golden. Mr.
Golden is a model farmer and al
though he is nearing the three
score and ten mile post of life, he
still holds the plow handles and
displays his usual energy and .skill
in tilling the soil.
Our neighbor, Oapt. M. S. Boyce,
was badly injured a few days ago
by his horse running away with
the plow. One shoulder was dislo
cated and otherwise severely bruis
ed. Wo trust that he will soon be
able to hold the plow again.
Miss Mamie Pitts, of the Win
throp Training School, Columbia,
S. C, and John J. McSwain, of
Wofford Fitting School, Spartan
burg, S. C, and Jesse Teague, of
Peabody Normal School, Nashville,
Tenn., are now at home spending
the summer holidays. x
We havo had fine raius and al
though there is some grass the crops
aro very promising and farmers
are in fine spirit. Scribe.
Business Men. Attention!
To these of you who frequently
ask "what is an ad ?" and what is
its usefulness and purpose, let us
submit theso answers from the
That enterprising paper recently
offered a prize to the business man
who would send In the best an
swer to the question: "What is an
ad ?" and here are somo of the an
The light that brightens and
quickens trade. ?
The foundation stone of noarly
every successful house.
Tho germ of every successful
The guide board that tolls where
and what to buy.
That which rivets attention and
helps lower the stock.
A printed notice to attract the
attention of the public.
A seed which, wisely planted,
brings a good harvest.
One of the principal corner
stones of all big concerns.
A glass through which we see
the house that advertises.
A fruitful seed that brings forth
whatever is desired.
As necessary to mercantile suc
->8s as steam power to humanity.
'he search light of "Tho Ship of
secret of success to overy
n of success laid by
s with people.
'Die where to
Wo havo just bdbn reading "Uu
cle Tom's Cabin" and somehow we
huvo a little sympathy for that
much abused and exotic race, born
beneath tho tropic sun of dark
Africa. Tho heart of the domluant
race, once their hard and cruol
masters, has turnod toward them
In mercy and tho groat master
chord of Christianity, "good will to
man" is beginning to ring around
The dispensary law is being dls
cussed very much now. Will Lau
rens have a dispensary is tho ques
tion often asked. Whether tho
law is opposed to democratic prin
ciples or not wc do not know, but ]
the fact remains the same, never
theless, that it is a dark spot on
our commonwealth that time can
not obliterate. Whon the women
of our State engago In tho diaboli
cal business we feel like >low!ng a
bugle blast into tho cars of that
noble band of women, the W. C. T.
U., und urge them to hasten to the
Mis - Mary L. Yeargin is at home
from Cornell University.
Miss Bee Yeargin is vls'ting at
Leesville, S. C.
Misses Lula and Alice Spratly, of
Greenville, havo returned home
after visiting friends here,
MaJ. Thomas, formerly of Flu.,
hut now of Brunswick, Gh., is visit
ing relatives here.
Mr. J, W. Shockloy, who has
been quite sick for some time Is
Mr. N. L. Barksdalo is in deli
Prof. Tlios. F. Jones, principal of
Fountain Inn School, qamo down
last week with his pupils and
whiied away tho'* ovoniug hours
"under tho shado of tho trees."
Tho closing exercises of High
land Home Academy will take
place July 14th. Hr. Manly and
Prof. Griffith will perhaps be with
us. The public Is cordially Invited
to bo with us. Can't you come,
Mrs. C. B. Bobo spent a few days
with her parents last week.
Rev. L. B. Ackorman has been
confined to his bed for several days.
Uncle Bill Sprigs, an old and
highly respected negro, is lying at
the point of death.
Frank Owlngs happens to bo tho
happy man this time. It is of tho
The State's Teachers.
The following announcement is
made. It shows what South Caro
lina's teachers can do when thoy
"On Monday, July 10, a select
party of leading toachers and thoir
frionds, about one hundred, will
leave Columbia over tho Richmond
and Danvillo Railway for Louis
ville and Chicago to attend the an
nual meeting of tho Southern Ed
ucational Association at tho former
place and tho World's Fair at tho
"Two woeks will be spent in Chi
cago. Stops will be inudo at Indi
anapolis, Cincinnati, Mammoth
Cave, Nashville, Chatanooga und
Spartanburg, where the State
Teachers* Association meets Au
gust 2-1. Tbe trip can bo rhade for
$75. Genial frionds will enhance
the pleasures of tho party. Tboso
who leave with the party can use
their pleasure about stopping and
returning. The party will bo in tho
especial caro of Professor P. E.
ItowelJ, editor of tho Palmetto
Teacher, who has bad experience
in such matters.
"Wrlto him at Loxington, S. C,
for full particulars."
O. A. Thompson, Seymour, Ind.,
Ind., 'writes: "My sister Jennie,
when she was a yohhg girl, suf
fered from whito swelling, which
greatly impaired her general health
and made her blood veiy impure.
In the spring sho was uot able to
do anything and could scarcely get
about. More than a year ago she
took three bottles of Botanic Blood
Balm, and now sho is perfectly
Tho following resolutions were
passed by the young men's Homo
Missionary Society, of Bethel A. B,
Presbyterian Church, 8. O.
Wiikrkab, it has pleased (Jod iu
his wise provldoneo to remove lrom
our midst our brother, 8. J. Bryson,
Is*. Tint we sincerely lament
the death of our brother who by
his zoal and punctual attendance
greatly encouraged us iuour work.
2nd. 'I'll it wo us brothers of tho
deceased, as neighbors, and as
warm porsonal friends feel tho ir
reparable loss wo havo sustained.
3rd. Th >t with humility we en
deavor to submit to this visitation
of our Heavenly Father \vho"dooth
all things well," and that we con
sider it as a solemn warning to us
to be prepared for tho same inevi
tabin event which awaits m all.
4th. That wo tender our heart
felt sympathy to tho bereaved fam
ily and friends,
6th. That a copy of these resolu
tions ho presented to tho family of
tho deceased, and that they bo
spread upon tho records of this so
ciety, and a copy' furnished tho A.
B. Presbyterian, Young Worker
and.of tho county papers for
8. F. Blakklv,)
W. J. Flemino,> Com.
W.B. Sloan. )
B jf| B BOTANIC
PalSslJa BLOOD BAM
THE GREAT remfdy
- FOR At.?. BLOOD and SKIN 0 SEASE3
lias been thoroughly tetttid bjrom?
Incut piiv.st.'iius ruiii e.c peopw
for 10 yu<r:. ii-?<1 iv .or ftlls to
t'.re <,i,IjV::>' Mid iHTnuuioutly
SCRCFULA, ULCgftt, RCZF.Ma,
RHEUMATISM, rWL&tV ERUPUONS,
??I r!l o> :-<T::"0. nPrUJAWNO ("lit
KUNNfNO feOHKN IntO'taMj; >n>: t til* II
lunlhllOUlU ' :?>< ?! JiNaK-c- '?' <::????; tiov? r.u>
lowed, V:'C' ti ink tetitc,6 orttUntw 19
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UR. HATHAWAY & CO
Aro tho lending aud most nucccssfui specialists and
?111 glvo you help.
Young and mid
dle aged men.
sults havo follow
ed our treatment.
Many yeurs of
varied and success
In the use of cura
tive methods Out
we alone own anA
control for all dis
orders of men who
Miavo weak, undo
Svclopcd or dls
geiiBCd organs, or
iwho aro suffering
|from orrorB or
youth and excess
or who aro nervous
tho scorn of their
^fellows aud tho
contempt of thotr
friends and com
. imnlons, leads us
to gnnrantae to all patients. If they can possibly
be restored, our own exclusive treatment
will ufFord u cure.
WOMENI Oon't you want to get curod of that
u-oaUncsa with a treatment that you can use at
homo without Instruments? Our wonderful treat
ment has cured others. Why not you? Try It.
CAT Alt It IT, and diseases of tho Sklu. Blood,
Ilcart, Liver aud Kidneys.
STPHIf.IS-Tho most rapid, snfo and effectlvo
remedy. A complelo Cure Guaranteed.
8KTV DISK A BKS of all kinds eared where
many others havo failed.
VNXATTTRAT. DINCnAROKS promptly
cured In a few days. Quick, sure, aud onto. This
Includes Gtcot and Oonorhiea.
TRUTH AND PACTS.
"Wo havo cured coses of Chronic Diseases that
have failed to get cured at tho hauds of other special
ti ts and medical Institutes.
i?n Tf"'irnTIiriT Hint H.Is hopo
forYou. Consult no other, as you may wasto valuablo
tlino. Obtain our treatment at onco.
Ilewnre of free and cheap treatments. Wo glvo
the beat and most scientific treatment at moderate
prices?on low ns can bo dono for safe and sk'tlful
treatment. FKKK consultation nt tho ofU.'O or
by mall. Thorough examination and careful ding.
noMe. A home treatment can ho given In amnjority
pf cOStaS. Bond for Sjkiptom Itlnnk Ko. 1 for Men
No. 9 for Women; No. 8for Skin Diseases. Allcorr-.
ipondonco answered promptly. Business strictly con
ndi-utlnl. Knttro trentment sent froo from observa
tion, uvfer to our patients, banks and business weu.
Address or call on
T)R. HATHAWAY & CO .
?*-i-a South Broud Street, ATLANTA, (1'
for Infants and Children.
' 'CuterU U to well adapted to children that
I recommend it m superior to any prescription
known to me.1' H. A. Aaonxa, m. D.,
Ill Bo. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y.
"The use Of 'Castorfa' is no universal and
its merits so well known that it seems a work
of supererogation to endorse It. Few are the
intelligent families who do not keep Costorla
within easy reach." ? ?
cahi/os UiBTTN. D. D.,
New York City.
Late Factor Tflloomlngdale Reformed Church.
Oaatorla cures Colic, Coaatrpatfon,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea. Eructation,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes dl
* For several years I have recommended
yo\/ Oaatorla.' and shall alwayB continue to
do bo as it has invariably produced beneficial
Edwin F. Pabdxi, M. D.,
" The Winthrop," l*th Street and 7th Ave.,
New York City.
To* Owntaub Company, 77 Mob bay Sthbbt, N?\r York.
The World's Fair Route from the South
18 OVER THE
louisville*. m_ Cincinnati.
' DOUBLE DAILY TRAIN SERVICE
Pullman Vostl'inlo Slcplnn. nnd Bultot Pador Cflr?,
Only Routn 1 hroufjh tho Indiana
Natural Gas Bolt.
VA Till St lIMtA AN,i TMI hl PO?NNSCTlbMI CAU Of. CCCURED
AT IMC t-M'KUAL T.CKIT OffKlB of
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":n CtflAl INFORMATION IN flCOARC to RATH AND
MMD 11 l.?11.3 c hClRHING THI8 FlRST-Cl ACD
"E, ruAoi Arnv hi rcRtoN or i>v itiun cr
to tiniLD or Tut roiiowir:oi
nih?ra P?m"r ig M, - MSlrYlLlR, IIK'I.
' S.D. r.,,r A;-.*!, IEXISCTOW. I.V.
< Pwif ?u?;\L ..- lO?WVlltS, IY.
? l 0.??w?? r>iVr Itfiu,
;U ic4V;Mtu;C tO!FJl7I,0.
And windy advertising unsurportcd by facts have played out. Trashy
merchandise can no longer be palmed oil* on an intelligent
public for first class goods. People have learned to
discriminate between the good and the spuri
ous. Herein lies the secret of
It is selling the BEST at the price of Inferior Articles and strictly
avoiding MISREPRESENTATIONS that has Won the Hearts and
Pockets of the people for us. Let others do as they will we will adhere
strictly to our rule?
BEST GOODS EOlt THE LEAST MONEY.'
For the bebt 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 cts. Dress Goods come to sec us.
For the best 35, 45, 50, 65 and 75 cts. Dress Goods come to sec us.
# For the best 05c, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75 2.00 and 2.50 Dress Goods
come to see us.
For the best line of the newest things in Ladies' Hats conic to sec us.
For a White Lawn at 5cts, worth Sets, come to see us.
For India Linen at 8, 10, 12.J and 15 cts, worth 10, 12,}, 15 aud 2octs,
come to see us.
For beautiful Plaid Lawns at 8, 10, 12 and i5cts, worth 25 per cent,
more money, come to see us.
For the best line of novelties in Printed Goods conic to see us.
For the best line of Shoes in W estern Carolina come to see us.
Our Clothing Stock
Can't be downed in Quality, and our prices have been made with a spe
cial view of moving it, and our large sales in this department
warrants us in saying our figures arc right.
FOR NOBBY AND STAPLE STRAW 11 ATS WK ARE
We Are On Top Once Again.
And mil prepared to furnish anything In my lino at reasonable
rates. New Goods aro arriving every day. Mending and repair
ing done at short not tee and special attention ?ivcii towatchos."
And in Pact Hvorything Kopt in a First Class Establishment. Cult at
4. M? 'VISANSEA*
Jewelry Store, Southwest Corner of Public Square
Ba sure to go to Dr. J, A. Martin's Now
Drug Storo for your Drags, Medioinos,
Ladles Toilet Goods, Drouth Perfumes,
Diamond Dlos, Tubo Paints, Indelible
Ink, Stationery, Tobacco, Cigars and a
huodfOil olhor things usually kopt in a
Drug st >re. Hand yonr ? 1 for tho best
white ?>r rod oil and you willHond again./
Special Inducements uro now offered to
practicing pbysloians In tho woy of
Frcsli Drugs, The Cheapest Drugs
and the Dost Dru^s. Dr. Itlckonbakor,
a liest class prescription olerh,who has
had sdvoral years experience as a Drug
Saloaiuau and Prescription Olork is now
in ohnrgo of tho Ding Store and takes
BpeolHl interest in illling prosoriplions
and waiting on customers. Sond in your
ardors and bo convinced that Dr. Klokiu
bokor Is the hum to savo you money,
J. A. MARTIN.
L. E. BURNS <& CD.
('.ill and soo our many bargains to bo
found among our lnnnonso stock ol
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Groceries,
Tinware, Olnsswarc,- Wood ware,
Hardware Etc. Oroat inriue.o
rnents in Stoves and Furniture.
Smving-iniichlnoH?high and low
arm?at ajob. Lino ol Drugs vory
cheap. Dig lot of Confoetlonory,
TOBACCO and CIGARS.
Our goods must, shall ami will bo sold.
Wo have opened a nhw STORE at
Darksdnlo, S. ('. but uro doing business
also at our ODD STAND noar Little
Knob, h. C With many thanks fortho
past favors and hoping for acontinuanco
ol tho game, wo are,
Your obodiopt servants,
L. E. BURNS & CO.
Ice, Icq I Icol!
WHY will you BUffor in (Iiis Hot
Weather when a NIOKQL buys
5 LBS OF ICE.
100 lbs for 76 cents.
50 lbs for 40 cents
And Smaller QlllintitW'H at OlIO Cent
a Pound ?
ALI, THE COOLING DIUNKS OF
TINO SKA SON AT OUR
Tho Freshest Fruit Flavt rs Usod.
NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE,
Do You Want, Something
Diamond Rambler the Greatest Wheel on Earth.
SOLD 03sti-I-y- T3"5jT
S. M. &E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Not our Political l>ut our Business platform is bound to be popular
with all parties. Here are the planks on which we stand.
For all customers from over charges, mis-statements or poor values.
\\ ith everyone who buys of us for the cheapest goods on the market.
Between buyer and seller. We make a small profit. You get extra values
Of shoddy goods, inflated values and oppressive high price!
Of course "The People's Store" is where "The People's Tarty'' buy
their goods. That is the simple, tiuthful platform on which we present
these canidates to you.
DRESS GOODS,i SCHOOL
Domestics, Hosiery, Underwear,
Notions, Trimmings, Buttons,
Gloves, Knitton Cotton,
BOOTS AND FINE SHOES
.Slippers, Oxford Ties, Hats,
Umbrellas, Parasols, Etc.
Full line of Stationery, Drugs and
Perfumery, Hardware, Saddlery,
Harness, Whips, Crockery and
Sugar, Coffees, Bacon, Lard, Corp.
Flour, Sewing Machines, Etc.
If you like the platform patronize the Canidate.
Wo are not asking any favors at the hands of Mr. Cleveland, but we
do beg that you examine these lines and our prices.
J. 0. C. FLEMING & CO.
FOR SALE BY
io & Wmm is KxMnKMly Bros,
ET. B. Whilden,
Wust End Cai.jiou.n St.,
charleston, s-. u.,
general aoent for south carolina
Sslp-Hbalino oh Other Pneu
Prices,.$i io.oo and $125.00
Exclusive Agencies given nt un
occupied points, Correspondence
Wood Working Machinery.
Ih'lck nndTilo "
Itarrol Stavo " "
Grain Threshing "
Saw Mill "
RlCO Hulling "
KNil I N K S A N I) BOl L !?: It S.
state Agoncy i? >r Talholl A Sons' Ku
glnoa And lloifors, Haw and Grlat Mills;
?rowors' llriok Machinery, lioublo
Scrow Cotton i'n hch\ 'Thon.as' Direct
Acting su'uim (no lx Kh : Thomas' S< od
Cotton Klovators] llatj ,v LOinmus'
(ilns; Unglohoru Rico Uttlloraj II. It.
smith A Co.'. Wood* Working Maohln?
v, Planor?, Rand s.iws, Moulders, Mor?
.scrs; Toiienorh' <oir,pil ing completo
equipment for Sash, Door and Woaon
Factories; Dui.oachc's Plantation Saw
Mills, variable toed.
BELTING, PITTINGH AND MACIIIN
jCTf*" Wrlto ino for pflct 8.
V. C. IIA DI I AM, M.m gor, -
Columbia, s. c.