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W. W. BALL
LAU RENS, 8. C, Sept. 6, 1898.
If dispensary liquor must have a
trade mark, what would be more
appropriate than a portrait of tho
Governor himself? Dispenaary
whiskey is known throughout the
length and breadth, of the country
as Tillman liquor and there is no
reason why tho bottles containing
It should not bear his likeness. A
glance, at this effigy ?>f his features
would convince the thirsty that
the stuff inside was strong and
those inclined to imbibe would
purchase It without any misgivings
of its power to make drunk come.
Besides, if as Is claimed, the Stato
hopes to make sales beyond her
own borders, millions of Populists
in other common-wealths would
purchase half pint bottles if for no
other reason than to own a picture
of their great South Carolina com
It was cruel, spiteful and Inex
cusable in the first instance to hu
miliate even a minority of South
Carolinians by dragging the rever
ed palmetto into unnecessary dis
repute. It would have been easy
to select another symbol and one
entirely significant and pertinent
to so base a use while nothing can
be said to oxtenuate the steeping
of the palmetto in alcohol.
Governor Tillman would doubt
less feel highly complimented to
have himself advertised through
out tho world as a drink reformer
on the flat side of a whiskey flank.
Come down, Mr. D. B. Hill and
abido with us. After having flour
ished unduly for soveral years in
New York you havo become one
ot the National clowns. Your per
formances have won for you a con
spicuous placo among the mirth
provoking freaks of the country.
We therefore advise you to change
your base to South Carolina. Hore
you will be taken seriously and in
a small way you
more ioj?jggf yourself^TTleader
successful politician. We
Mr. Hill, that you are a
Tillmanite leader in disguise and
that Tnmmany will throw you
over. Come then to our State,
here you will find a haven, a home,
and we promise you congenial so
ciety among the wood worms now
secretly but assiduously employed
in destroying tho timbers of our
Democracy. You are a tiuy bit of
a man, Mr. Hill, but you aro big
enough for thoso parts and doubt
loss Tillman will provide for you
if you will only come.
Except Jtf a \i\xy elastic and
-lexlblo sense of tho ^?rm thero is
now no Democratic party .m ^qulb
Carolina. The organization which
sneaks and cowers behind the
mere name is represented by lead
ers who aro tho aggressive allies
a new, queer aud radical purty.
Thero is a healthy remainder of
sincere democrats but they are
poworless because they hesitate
to unile. It lies with them to save
tho State to the National Democ
racy by joining together for the
protection and preservation of its
principles. If the preaching of
Oca!ai8m is to proceed unchecked
and unantagonized its triumph In
volving the humiliation of all Dem
ocrats is a question of time only.
A Democratic league would keep
the white peoplo together in the
party of low tariff, anti-centraliza
tion and sound money.
The Advertiser predicts an
unusually prosperous winter soa
son for Laurens. Money will be
made plentifully here in the next
It is to be cordially hoped that
the charms of Ada Behan's statue
will not beguile the United States
Fine old Charleston sits on a
dead level but she Is as everlasting
as the hills themselves.
The earthquake or '89 killed only
about one tenth as many people
as the storm of '93.
Economy, thrift and Industry
aro the best antidotes for strin
gency of the money market.
South Carolina has been saved
from at least one "patent" fraud.
There is more catarrh In this sec
tion of tho country than all other
diseases put together, and until tho
last few years was supposed to be
incurable. For a great many years
doctors pronounced it a local dis
ease, and proscribed local remedies
and by constantly failing to cure
Erenounced It incurable. Science
as proven catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease, and therefore re
quires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney A Co., Toledo, Ohio,
i6 the only constitntional cure on
the market. It is taken internally
in doses from 10 drops to a tea
snccr.ful. It acts directly on the
blood and mucoaa surfaces of the
system. They offer one hundred
dollars for any case It fails to cure.
Send for circulars and testimonials.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
/J^^TSoId by druggists, 76c.
Ttr peoplo quickly recognize
merit, and this Is the reason the
sales of Hood's Sarsaparllla aro
continually increasing. Try it.
A Countryman in Chicago.
Before entering into a rambling
series of comments regarding Chi
cago It Is proper for roe to say that
I am writing for the?I shall not
say Instruction, but entertainment
(which Is lese Inaccurate) of per-*
sons who like myself until three
weeks ago had never enjoyed a
few days loafing and sight seeing
in a great city. Many of my ob
servations will appear stale and
trite to those readers to whom
skipping over the country to mar
kets and pleasure resorts is a part
of their ordinary life, nnd of the
Impressions which I shall here put
into mint a large portion might
have been produced by a visit to
another town than Chicago. It is
my purpose to attempt to give hero
ideas that I gained rather than to
describe what I saw. A map and
an illustrated guide book of tho
fair and the city with concise ex
planatory notes will furnish a bet
ter and fuller conception than any
description might convey.
Ono likes thoquantity of Chicago
but the quulity is despicable, at
least so far as it lies in the power
of a countryman to judge. I had
no opportunity to look upon good
Chicagoose society and while not
questioning its existence In the
bay windows and galleries of Mich
igan and Indiana and Calumet
avenues, it is left for mo only to
tell of the kind that meet one's
eye in the cafes and on the street
cars. A southern man is abroad
when he is in Chicago. If those
people whom he jostles against aro
Americans, ho is himself a foreign
er. If he is a native of this land of
tho free then the Chicagoeso with
their gruff, short, Teutonic and out
landish language and cast of coun
tenance bear just as much resem
blance to him as do the Irish of
TIpperary or the Scotch of Dundee.
None of our near kin live in Chi
cago and a darkey would find
much more congenial society in
the imported villages on the "Mid
way" than you or I would And
among our white fellow citizons of
tho Western Metropolis.
A countryman Is lonesomo in
Chicago. Ho wonders how it can
bo that not one of the millions of
faces pouring along in streams and
out of tho cars in shoals
seems familiar and as he gropes
amid the darkness of humanity ho
becomes disgusted that some fel
low does not slap him on the
shoulder and remark concerning
the weather. If one is with a friend
and the two talk inquiringly about
tho nearest car route to their hotel
white a dozen of these intelligent
Westerners sit; by in silence not
one of them will deign or prosume
to offer any information. If ono
looks a Chicagoan square in the,
face and aims his intcrja^^^^T
straight from the^lu^Jier"perhaps
he will obthin/gg answer in quick,
JtHtTSii^ grants and congratulate
himself on having successfully in
terviewed a hog. Tho Chicago fe
males are an improvement on tho
crabbed sox and don't appear so
utterly stingy with their stock of
words but they pronounce those
words with a twang. How that
twang lacerates and tears it is
painful to remember and when it
ceases one involuntarily runs his
fingers through his hair to satisfy
himself that the scalp is still there.
Tho cry of tho newspaper and
other street hucksters is still more
horrid. It is not only piercing but
it has a jagged edge. It is no loss
unintelligible than the note of tho
Charleston oyster mauma, but the
latter if monotonous is almost mo
lodius. Aftor hearing tho ?hlcago
ese endeavor to speak ' a few sen
tences one is. ready to admit that
,h4?s*domo redeeming features. I
believe that tho child of a Southern
laborer gets a bettor "English" ed
ucation in its cradle than the
Northern common schools afford.
Chicago seems rather loosely
flung together. While my idea
had been that like all new towns it
was far from compact I was not
prepared to expect a general air
of scattoration with vacant lots
enough to allow of Laseball on
overy other street corner. In the
territory south of tho river and
about State and Dearborn streets
where at short intervals thoso tall
buildings leap upwards liko mighty
chimneys all the available space
is utilized with handsome houses.
When one goes out a short distance
tho aspect of things changes. In
tho corner of a block, thoro may
be one or two or more houses and
sometimes an eight or ton story is
olated structure while tho greater
part of it is vacant and abandoned
to weeds. Across the streot there
is another block Its counterpart
and so on there may bo a stretch
country continuing for a longdis
tance dotted with splendid build
ings with intervening old Holds.
S.rnie of these days, and perhaps
the time is near, all theso 3paces
will be filled and then tho city will
be indeed as populous as she is
already vast in extent.
I fancy that no othor town rivals
Chicago in streot advertising.
There must be something like suf
ficient plank in the billboards and
sign Ixmnls to construct a shelter
over Laurens county. Oceans of
paint of numberless colors havo
been bostowed upon tho fences and
walls and roofs of stores and nil
devoted to eulogizing somebody's
soap or baking powder, etc. These
countless signs render many sec
tions of tho city hideously ugly and
one at first glance can scarcely
help suspecting that the majority
of the pooplo are ongagod in run
ning fake side shows. Thero is
another kind of street advertising
that is altogether brilliant and
beautiful. I moan the nightly
electrical Illumination of tho storo
fronts in tho central part of th.e
town. Thoro is a soda water and
iced drink establishment on State
streot the whole interior of which
Is lined with plate glass mirrors
and burnished brass decorations.
When lit up with a lew hundred
incandescent lights It has the ap
pearanco of a great furnace In
tensely heated and one feels a de
cided inclination to yell "fire."?
There Is a four-story building in
the same neighborhood whose front
from roof to basement Is trimmed
with Incandescent lights, so as I hat
It appears a mass of flame.
[Note.-Another Chicago article
will follow next week?Ed.]
The only way to cure fevor nnd
aguo is either to neutralize tho
poisons which cause the di3oaso or
to expel them from tho system,
Ayor'8 Ague Cure operates In both
ways. It Is a warranted specific
for all forms of malarial disorders,
and never fails to cure. Try It.
Lai) lord Locals.
To-day tho rain has fallen almost
Incessantly, but this afternoon the
clouds havo a broken appenranee
add wo hope that will soon be
cheered ' y tho bright rays ol the
sun for e\erythlng has been look
ing quite gloomy.
The storm Sunday night was
very severo hero. A good deal of
damage wns done, such as blowing
down cotton, corn, etc.
Mr. Allen Franks hau a Chimney
torn down. Windows woro blown
out of B. W. Lanford's house, trees
Old Undo John Lftnford had the
misfortune ot losing a mule last
Tuesday evening. All such losses
aro to deplored especially during
theso hard times.
Lanford is still up with tho
times In tho way of amusements.
One evening last week a lawn
party was given in honor of Mis*
Lottie Hydrick of Orangoburg,
who has been visiting Miss Ktolla
Lftnford. Tho party was indeed a
social puccess. Miss Hydrick is
one of Oraugeburg'a most charming
and accomplished young ladies
and her presence added greatly to
the enjoyment of tho occasion. As
sho has now returned to her homo
we think sho has left some sad
hearts in Lanford's, hoarts that
will only be gladdened by her ap
pearance in our midst again soon.
Mr. 8. C. West, of Greensborough,
N. C, has boon visiting friondsund
relatives at this place but has now
gone to Bennettsvllle, whero lie
will bo for ono month in charge of
tho.tolegraph office. He will thou
return to Greensborough and re
sumo his position ns dispatcher.
Miss Mattio Watts, of Bichland
county, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
S. lt. Moore.
Mr. Arthur Fox, of Laurons, has
been visiting Mr. Oscar Lanford.
Mr. James M. Fleming of Pelzer,
spent a few days hist week with
his father, Mr. M. Fleming. Wo
think Lnnford contains ono bright
particular s'.nr that "Jim" delights
Mr. O. P. Mooro, who returned
lioiho quite sick ono day last week,
wo uro sorry to report is no bettor.
Col. Ball, of your town, paid Mr.
John Lanford, Sr., a business visit
Protracted meeting commences
hero in the Baptist church next
first Sunday. Tho Rev. Mr. Par
rott will assist in tho work. May
much and lasting good bo done and
may tho mooting bo ft grand and
glorious one. G kkamhni:.
Seventeen years ago B. B. Cir
penter was a circuit judge in South
Carolina, riding behind a thousand
dollar span of horses. ^fo^yT^Vrs"
^^^}^^,rtm^\"v^(i\oi,t mulo ut
tached to a ramshaokled buggy
through the streets of Columbia.
Now, ho is president of tho Cali
fornia Stato Senate, legal adviser
to railroads and their magnates,
gathering in legitimately $25,000 a
Wo notice that the Lfturensvlllo
Herald suggests the name of Col.
R.O. Walts for an election to n
Judgeship at the coming session ol
tho legislature, but wo would liko j
to put In and havo our say just bore
that if we aro to take another dose
of reform and wo suppose wo are,
wo suggest that It bo as mild ns
possible. And. wo know of no
othor mau Inside the ranks that
w?;.uld Till the Governor's chair with
So much ability as the Colonel and
thoro is no other man on whom all
factions could agree than "Dick."
So let us hold him ovor until next
year, so Laurons may furnish tho
next Betorm Governor. We think
by that time the country will bo
entirely cured. What snylst the
young man of tho Herald ?
As everybody knows of tho re
cent storm, it isn't worth while to
write about it.
J. T. Blftkeley and family attend- ,
cd the camp meeting In Greenville I
County, and report general good
times, but John ought to hear as
much good preaching as he can
before ginning time.
James Boll,a well known citizen
of this community, has been quite
sick for tho past week.
J. M. Clark, of tho Duncan Creek
side, is very low with typhoid fe
O. P. Goodwin's dwelling is well
under way, with Mr. Jack B?rdet, ,
of Clinton, tho contractor.
It. O. Hairstou Is having a lovely '?
time this rainy weather with the
roof off his dwelling.
While ovor in Tylersvlllo I he
other day we took n peep in Mr. 1
Thomas Poolo's hog lot, and we
will know full well whero he will
get tho seasoning for his bonus aud
cabbftgo next year; but every laxly
knows that Tom never goes slow
Master Pearson Hassel), of Cross
Hill, is visiting J. Wilson Blakoly's
Many thanks to Bum Blinker for
tho compliment paid to the people
of Bocky Springs?they never do
anything by tho half slice. Come
ngaln, Bum, and may bo you will
liko us better.
Most of tho peoplo have dono
whftt thoy call work tho roads.
Many people, not aware of the
dangers of constipation, neglect the
proper remedy till tho habit be
comes chronic, or inflammation or
or stoppage results. A dose or two
of Ayor's Pills in tho beginning
would havo prcvontod ftll this.
Children Cry for PITCHEirsCASTORIA.
Mr. Jacob Wurte
Made a New Man
" I havo been inado a aow mau by Hood's Ba*
saparllla. I had paint In my back, felt languid
and did not liavo any appetttc, I lmvo taken
twolvo bottlos of Hood's 8arsaparllla and oaa
not pralso tt enough." Jacoi? WUMS, cor.
10th St. nnd Portland Av., Louisville, Ky.
*~HoOD'8 PILLS Cure all Liver Ills. 28o.
Wo are having plenty ot rain at
Rev. Mr. Thacker and family,
who havo been visiting Mr,
John E. Ooddnrd, have gone to
Wo hear that Mr. Henry Red
den will leave his old homo this
fall to go to Brewerton. We are
sorry to give Up a good man and
neighbor like Mr. Redden.
Wo also hear that Mr. M. II.
Wright will in the near future
leave for Columbia, S. C.
J. N. Jones, of Owingsviile, has
sold his plaoe to J. P. Jones, his
brother and ho will move to Jones,
Abbeville county to educate his
Walter Goddurd, of your town,
was at his fathers for a few days
not long since,
B. A. Sullivan, who represents a
shoo house in Baltimore, was in
this section not long since.
The Rev. Smith, of Simpsonvllle,
Is assisting tho pastor Rev. R. II.
Waters in a series of meetings at
J. P. Jones lias a voter at his
house and he is a happy man.
We had a severe storm of wind
and rain last Monday morning, do
ing considerable damage to crops,
Corn and cotton. _A^tj4^?e^Jv!t-^f>
Cotton* DoTrstCrb" on the ground and
if it rains much they will rot.
Mr. L. E. Burns lost his barn and
stables and all his fodder lust Sun
day night by lire. Whoever struck
the match was kind enough to take
Mr. Burns's cow out of the lot a tit
tle her on tho road. If it h-vV'not
been for tho rain ho would have
lost his house.
Mr. A. 0, Bramlett has the best
turnip patch wo havo seen. Allen
knows ho\v to farm when he will.
Mr. P. A. Franks has tho finest
grapes wo have seen.
? There will be considerable mov
ing with the renters this fall. That's
the way when it's a had crop or a
good one?the soul is never at ease,
i God bless the gootl people of
Laurens city and keep the dispen
sary away, and then watch for tho
Mr. Y. 0, Heliums will go to the
big show at Chicago next week.
Mrs. T. B. Crews is visiting Mrs.
Y. 0. Hellams this week.
Mrs. Nancy Garrett visited Mr.
Conway Garrett last week.
Mr. J. A. Rodgors has moved his
machinery home and is making
ready for ginning cotton.
We hear of no sickness this
week. R. A. J.
Pursuant to the decree in the case
of F. P. McGowan, as assignee,
etc., and C. D. Barksdalc, ct. al., 1
will sell at public outcry at Lau
rens C. H.| S. C, oi Salcsday in
October next, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot or parcel of land known
as the A. VV. Burnsidc residence,
in the city of Laurens, bounded on
the North by Laurens Street, on
the East by Dr. J. T. Poolo, on the
South by Dr. T. E. Todd and J.
Wells Todd, and on the West by
Church Street, and containing one
Acre, more or less.
Terms:?One-half of the pt"
Chase money to be paid in cash,
and the balance on a credit oi
twelve months with interest from
the day of sale, to be secured by
the bond of the purchaser, and a
mortgage of the premises with
leave to the purchaser to pay the
entire bid in cash. The purchaser
to pay for the papers. If the pur
chasci fails to comply with the
terms of sale the property will be
resold at Iiis risk on the same or
sonic subsequent salcsday.
GEO. S. McCRAVY,
Sheriff L. C.
DR. W. H. BALL,
, OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
OFF10M Days?Mondays and Tunsd.iy.
for Infants and Children.
''CMtorUUi so weD tinted tochlldrwi Umt
I recommend Um superior to any prescription
known to me." IT. A. Aaorm, M. D.,
?" 111 So. Oxford 8k, Brooklyn, N.T.
"The use of ' Castorf? ? Is so universal and
Its morlt* so well knov n thai it seem* a work
of BupercroKatlon to endorse It. Few aro the
Intelligent families who do not keep C/ustoria
within easy reach." ? _ ?
Oarloa Mahtth. D. D.,
New York City.
Lato factor Dlooraingd&lo Ueformed Church.
Castori? euros Oolie, OonMlpaUon,
flour Stomach, DiarThrra. EmcUtlon,
Kills Worum, gives Bleep, and promotes dl
WiUiout injurious medication.
M For several years I have recommended
yov.r * Oastorla,' and shall always contlnuo to
do so as It has Invariably produced benoflcUl
Edwin E. Pardm, II. !>.,
"Tho Winthrop," 135th Street and 7th Ave.,
New York City.
Trra C?*taor Oomtamy, 77 Muhhay Strekt, N?w Yowl
SPAItTANBUKG, 8. C.
JAS. H. CARLISLE, 1,1. DM
Two Full Course*.
Necessary expenses for one
year, One Hundred
and Fifty Dollars
IS?" For Catalogue address,
J. A. UAMKWKU.
Secretary Of Faculty.
He is our Fashionable Hair Cutler and Shaver. Ben-Delhi Hotel.
Wc have added another complete Department to our IMMENSE
BUSINESS. In preparing for this addition wc have united all the well
known characteristics of our Firm, viz: Wc have bought the best Goods,
the Latest Styles and a Complete Variety.
We have gone into the Eastern Markets with the stuff, which, in
these hard limes command bottom prices, and have placed ourselves [[in
i position to challenge competition?
For Slim Suits.
For Stout Suits.
For Sack Suits.
For Frock Suits.
For Single-breasted Suits.
For Double-brcated Suits.
For Long Sack Suits.
For Short Sack Suits.
For Fat Men's Suits.
For Lean Men's Suits.
For Rich Men's Suits.
For PoorjjMen's Suits.
For Dude Suits.
For Large Boys' Suits.
For Small Boys' .Suits.
For all kinds ol Suits.
For all of these things we arc now headquarter.
Our Shoe Stock is unequaled for Styles and Prices. We are also
loading our Store with a magnificent Line of DRV GOODS for the
We Are On Top Once Again.
And nm prepared to furnish anything In my lute atlroasonablo
ratOfl. New Goods aro arriving every day. Mending and repair
ing done at short notice and special attention given to watches.
And in l-'aoi Gvorythfns Kept in a First Class ESstabllatunoiit. Oalijat
J. M, VISANSKA'S
Jewelry Store, Soul luvest Corner of Public square.
Beats all on a Fit,
' FOR SALE BY ^
J. 0. C.FIem'mg'&Co.
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Fresh Turnip Seed just received which we are
selling at living Prices,
J. 0. C. FLEMING &
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Hii ?uro lo go to Mr..). A. Mm Uii'm N> iv
Drug Storo for your Dings, Modiolnctt,
f/tdlos Tollol Good?, llroath I' rfunui .
Diamond Dlos, Thug I'idfitH, Indelible
[nk, Stationery, Tobacco, Cigar* anil ti
huudrod otlior things usually Uopl in u
Drug Htoro. Hond your onu for I ho host
wldlo <?!? rod oil and you will v cud ? .. .
Special lnduooinonta uro now oiH r<
praotlolug physicians in tho way of
Frcsli Drills, The Cheapest Drills
and the liest Drugs. Dr. Itinkoiihak
a first class proscription clerk, who lui
hadaovoralyears oxporlenoo aaa Dm,;
Salesman and Proscription Olork Ih now
in oliarao of tho I>iug store nnd l?kos
Bpoolal interest in flliinjf proscriptions
and walling on ouatoinoMh Sond In your
orders and ho convinced that Dr. Kick in
baker is tho man tosavoyou money.
J. A. MARTIN.
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