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W. W. BALL. EDITOR.
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W. W. BALL,
LAU RENS, 8. C, Oct. S, 1898.
The Ruling Question,
Since Ihe United States have ex
isted tho Democratic party has
been the political guard and hope
of tho South. Since the war It has
been the sole barrier between our
people and a party built on sec
tional hatred and maintaining it
self by persistent robbery of the
masses. That party it has at length
conquered. Until lately our peo
ple were satisfied to rely on the
Democracy to reduce tho tariff and
ho raako posslblo the fair distrib
ution of woalth among the produ
cers. Until lately they wore ready
to thank the Democracy for shield'
lng them from force bills and the
destruction of local self govern
ment. They were glad to shout
well earned praises in the ears of
Northern Democrats whom they
now damn as plutocrats and
thieves. In the mean while and
during long years after tho Democ
racy had commenced its struggle
tho vexing silver dollar had not
boon conspicuous in tho United
States. Until 1878 It was a com
paratlvo strangor. It W?a out of
sight. For moro than forty years
it had been unknown within our
borders and it had never been
missed.. Only since the passage of
the Bland law fifteen years ago
has it been a wheel in our mone
tary machine. It should be re
membered that tho formal demon
etization of'73 did not expel silver
dollars for there were practically
none among us,although it did in re
ference to tho future wall them out.
Nor should it bo forgotten that
silver in this country was practi
cally demonetized as far back as
These observations are repeated
hero becaase thero Is a wide im
pression to the spreading of which
many politicians uro sedulously
addicting themselves that silver
has at some time or other in the
bygones been the victim of foul
j>l:iy. It is attempted to create
sympathy for it as tho under dog
in the fight.
At the present moment our party
is at last the master of a hard won
field and Its gallant and earnest
leaders are eager to make use of
the frulls of the victory. The sil
ver question is in tho way. The
best thought of the party realizes
that silver legislation since the
passage of the Bland bill has' been
a series of delusions and snares, It
is recognized that as a natural re
sult the whole country is on the
brink of a pitfall. The repeal of
the Sherman law is the only way
to avoid it and until that is accom
plished advance on reform lines is
impracticable. To undertake tar
iff reduction with silver purchases
continuing is for the Democratic
majority in Congress to plunge
blindly into mires and quick sands.
It is to impedo a forward move
ment, to fling to the winds the ad
vantage already gained, to lay their
victorious party away in a mouldy
shroud, that the masked Populists
of the South are now pressin'; the
Democratic Senators to do. The
assertions which Popullstlc Froo
Silver lenders employ to croate
public sentiment are as groundless
as in most cases tho motives which
cause their uttoranco aro false.
To illustrate: It is a gratuitous
and indofensible assertion that the
freo coinage of silver would under
present conditions swell the vol
ume of tho currency. Tho people
have been repeatedly told this but
they have no reason to believe if.
Tho truth Is that for every addi
tional silver dollar that would come
into tho country a gold dollar of
much greater real value would go
It is a specious and yet flimsy,
unsubstantial and and unprovable
assertion that tho amount of tho
currency was larger or even as
largo for the years immediately
following tho close of the war as it is
now. But the people ha vo hud such
stuff monotonously drummed .into
their ears for so long a time that
many have come to accept It as an
It might be, (we seriously ques
tion it,) that with an international
agreement silver would again be
coined in civilized couutries with
out imperilling the safety of busi
ness transactions but for the United
States now to presume to "go it
alone" and try to bluff tho reran!n
/der of the world Is equivalent to
delivering over the wealth which
is n iturally theirs to European na
s tions and donning tho latter'* cost
of off clothes.
And if thinking farmers will
look into both sides of the question,
they will neu? where we are right.
Mr. T. E. Wiley, 140 Chambers
St., New York City, says that Ayer's
Sarsaparilla cured htm of a dry
and ncalp humor, from which he
had suffered intolerably. He adds:'
?'I have not now a blemish on my
body, and my cure is wholly due to
Strong nerves, sweet sleep, good
appetite, healthy digestion, and
best of all, pure blood, are given
by I food's Snrsnparllltt.
Fornaan University has opened
its doors to women and In'so doing
the Advkrtiskb not in the least
doubts Its wisdom. Expediency
and economy proclaim that its ex
ample Is sure to bear fruition in
good results. The time has arrived
when nothing but benefit will cpine
from the co-education of young
men and women and the uction of
the authorities of the uuiversity is
distinctly in the line of progress.
There is another roform which
might go hand in hand with this
and which Southern Colleges would
show good sense in adopting. They
should raise their ages of admission.
U youths under tho age of eighteen
were excluded from Institutjons
with pretentious names high
schools would flourish aud material
would le prepared to do something
more than nominal work in the
colleges and universities.
The Columbia State Publishing
Comp my has bought the Columbia.
Journal. Each paper will have its
own editor and the policy of neither
will bo influenced by tho other.
The Stato in the mean time ha?
purchased typesetting >macbines
and will be able to give its readers
a far superior paper even to what
it was already. It is Just ns woll
to remind the country people of this
county that Tho State's semi
weekly edition which is sold for
two dollars a year gives all the
dally news of Tuesdays and Fri
days when it Is published as well
as that of tho days intervening
and that it will sharo in the pres
Mountvillo Alliance doubtless
means well for Senator Irby when
It spouts Its resolutions of denun
ciation upon the Anti press, but
the fact is that that tho Senator Is
Injured whenever the "error" they
allude to is pushed upon public at
tention. There are tongues, though
which have wagged so long aud
so steadily about tho evil Auti
press that they could not stop
now if they would. In this Instance
Senator Irby Is tho victim of their
It is hinted that Governor, Till
man wants to be President of the
United States which reminds us
that Farmer Tillman plunged into
the movement eight years ago as a
puro and undefiled patriot who was
as far removed from tho ignoble
lust lor office as is the price of nu
ounce of pure gold above an ounco
of down trodden silver.
The grand jury of this county
aro bound by every consideration
for decency to investigate thor
oughly the charges of miscegenation
made by the person whose letter is
printed in tho Herald of last wook.
Every respectable man in the com
munities referred to i3 equally
bound in the same way.
General Bratton or Colonel LIp
scomb would make an excellent
collector of internal revenue and
why the President is seriously con
sidering Ben Perry or McCalla
when such material is plentiful
is boyond the ken of a country odi
Wo are inclined to think that if
our Governor runs for president
the chief plank of his platform
will be tho entire demolition of
If our "daddies" had boon depen
dent on the eight million silver
dollars coined in tho United States
previous to 1878, we would have
boon poverty stricken sons of pau
It Is not likely that tho efforts to
repeal the Sherman act will fail,
but if they do,?look out and dodge
Lost, strayed or strangled?the
Sub-treasury bill. Finder will
please return to Reform Congress
By the way, wasn't something
?nid about the governmental own
ership of railroads in old times ?
Say Governor, have you backed
down from your stay law proposi
Oh Temperance! How many
drams shall we take in thy name
at the Dispensary?
An Augusta fellow has proven
his faith In the cart wheel dollar.
Ho counterfeited It. .
? ~ - ssj i
The decadence of basoball is a
premonition of approaching winter,
dot to speak of the price of coal.
There is bound to be a now deal
next year but a new deck would be
more satisfactory. /
It Is proposed in Congress to ad
mit Utah terror-tory to statehood.
Negro In Alken murdered a man.
The repeal of tho Sherman apt
will inaugurate a Golden Age.
If tho Itnir Is falling out und turn
ing gray, tho glands of the skin need
stimulating and color-food, and (he
best remedy and stimulant Is Hull's
Thero can be no health for either
mind or body so long ns tho blood
Is vitiated. Cleans the yltnl current
fiom all Impurities by the* use of
Ayei's Surrtuparllla. This medicine
recruits tho- wasted energies,
strengthens the nerven, and
restores health to the debilitated
Chfldrfln Cry. for* Pitcher's Castoria,
Well, follow Citizens-, what <li>
you think about tho march of Re
form? Felt much richer since
Tillman was elected in 1880?
Taxes lower, eh? Public morals
Improved? Now be candid, gon
tlemen, isn't tho Indian Doctor a
greater benefactor than Ben Till
The Laurens -Male Academy
property on Main Street ought to
bo sold. 11 is worth a neat sum of
money which should bo invested in
something Unit will yield Interest.
A revenue would bo derived from
judicious investment which would
be of .considerable benefit to the
schools of tho city. ?
#100 Reward, #1OO.
Tho readers of this paper#wlll
bo pleased to learn that there is
it least ono dreaded disease that
science has been nhlo to cure in nil
Its stages and that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tho only
positive cure now known to tho
medicul fraternity. Catarrh being
constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hull's
Catarrh Cure is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of tho system,
thereby destroying the foundation
ofthotlisea.se, und giving the pa
tient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature
in doing its work. The proprietors
have so much faith in its curative
powers, that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it
fails to cure. Send toi list of Testi
P. J. OHRNBY & Co., Toledo, O.
Mj^Sold by Druggists.
Direct Route to World's Fair.
The Richmond and Danville
Railroad is selling round trip tick
ets to Chicago at very low rates,
and. will give you choico of route
via Knoxvillo and Cincinnati or
Louisville; via Atlanta and Chntu
nooga; via Charlottosvillo and Cin
cinnati; or via Richmond and
Washington. Also, a very low
rate ticket either going or return
ing via Niagara Falls, with stop
over privileges. There is nothing
saved by going on excursion trains,
as same rate is charged on trains of
this kind us on regular trains of tho
Richmond and Danvillo Railroad.
Three through passenger trains,
each way, daily?good connections
?quickest time to Chicago?only
one night, on the road.
For rates, schedules or other in
formation, call on or address any
ticket agent of the Richmond and
Danville Railroad, or Ohas. L. Hop
kins, Travelling Passenger Agent,
Charlotte, N. O.
Julia E. Johnson, Stafford's P. 0?
S. C? writes: "I had suffered 13
years with eczema and was at
times confined to my bed. The
Itching was terrible. My son-in
law got me one-half dozen bottles
oi Botanic Blood Balm, which en
tirely cured mo, und I ask you to
publish this for the benefit of others
suffering In like manner.
Children Cry for PITCHER'S CASTORIA.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County ok Lauhkns.
Witrkeas, J. H. Wharton, c. c.
c. p., has applied to me for Letters
of Administration on the estate of
Mary E. Fielder, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of said deceased,
to be and appear before me at a
Court of Probate to be holden at
my oflicc at Laurens, S. C, on the
15th day of Nov. at 11 o'clock, A.
M., to show cause, if any they can,
why letters should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal
this 30th day of September,. 189^.
JOHN M. CLARDY,
Oct. 2, '93.-61 j. p. l. 0.
Pursuant to the decree in the case
of F. P. McGovvan, as assignee,
etc., and C. D. Barksdale, as agent,
vs. A. W. Burnside, et. nl., I
will sell at public outcry at Lau
rens 0. IL, S. C, on Salesday in
November next, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot or parcel of hind known
ns the A. W. Burnside residence,
in the city of Laurens, bounded on
(he North by Laurens Street, on
the East by Dr. J. T. Poolc, on tiie
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 pur
chase money to be paid in cash,
and the balance on a credit of
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 his risk on the same or
some subsequent salesday.
OEO. S. McCRAVV,
SherilT L. C.
Mr. jr, A. Wheeler
"While Serving My Country
I \ras taken ill with spinal dboaso and rhen*
matlsnv ?\Vbon I returned home my trouble
was still with me, and I waseonflned to my bed,
unable to help mysolt (or 23 mouths. Alter
taking seven bottlos of Hood's BarsapariUa I
was WO? and have not slnco been troubled with
my old complaint;!. My wlfo v/os in ill lieallh,
tsufterlnj v/Ml headache, dizziness aud dys
pepsia f,!.o took two bottles of
and (eels llho a new woman." James A.
WiiEixiui, l'.tOO Division 8U, Baltimore, Md.
Hood'a Pl!l3 arolho best after-dluuor nils,
a8blj'w digestion, euro headache. Try a box.
JAS. P. WILSON,
In office at Ilonca Path, S. C.,
every day except Friday, when 1
will he in office at Williamston,
Nitrous Oxide Gas and Odon
tunder administered lor painless
extraction of teeth.
M AT ^
We have a supply ol
You had better purchase before it
is all disposed of at
NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE.
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends On j
For more ills Jesuit from an Un
healthy Liver than any
When you arc Bilious
When you are Constipated
When you leel Dizzy
When you have Dyspepsia
When you have no Appetite f
When your Skin is Sallow
When you arc Out of Sorts
No Pain?No Gm pbs in Livek
A graduated medicine glass goes
free with each bottle.
LIVEIt-AlD Cost Only 50 cts,
And It Cures You.
All of the above Manufactured by
HOWARD & WlLLET DRUG COMPANY,
And Hol? oy
II. MARTIN and'B. F. POSEY, Agents.
LAURENS, S. C.
OlTICK OK 8(11001. ('OMMIHSIONKIt, [
September 20th, 18?:;. 1
TINO Trustees of Scnlllotown Town
ship will plcuso meet mo punctually in
my ofllco on Friday, I8tll of October
next, at 10 o'clock A. M., for tho pur
poso of dividing tho Township into
School Districts, as required hv law.
TIIOS. .). DUOKETT,
School Commissioner Lumens Co.
Sept. 20, 1893?10?2t
for Infartf and Children.
"Castorla is so well adapted to children that
I recommend itaa superior to Any prescription
known to mo." II. A. AKomB, K. D.,
?180. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.
"The um of' Oastorla' (n bo universal and
it* merits so well known tliat.it seems a work
or KuncroroKfttlon to endorse it. Kew are the
Intelligent rmnille<i who do not keep Costorio
within easy reach."
O..hixx? Martyk, D. D.,
New York City.
lAtc Pastor nioominjdalc Bcfcrnscd Cliurch.
Cm tori a cores Oolto, OonMlpetlon,
flour Htomnch, Dlarrhcoa, Enicwtlon,
Xuls Worms, gives sleep, and promotes di
" For several years I hare recommended
jrovjt ' Castorla.' and shall always continueto
do so as it hau invariably produced bonoflclal
Kdwih P. Pardm. M. D.,
"Tbo Winthrop," lMth Street and 7th Are.,
New York City.
Th? CsHTAna Oom*ant^77 Muniur BransT. Naw York.
a. isr k: ?5^
Many thanks to the hundreds of visitors who favored us with so
many complimentary expressions of their.approval of our eilbrts to put
before the Lauren^?rade the greatest display of Fall Dry Goods and
Millinery ever put on exhibition in this city. To say that we are grati
fied with the result of our opening days but faintly expresses our. feel
ings. We take this occasion to say that, notwithstanding the fact that
many of our handsome Hats and beautiful Dress Goods wer?, sold we
will immediately replace such with others more beautiful, if possible,
and by the latter part of this week we shall oiler a show to which we
challenge the State for a comparison.
Look at this! Do you want Clothing? If so no matter what
Style, Quality, Size or Price we can make it interesting for you to look
at our Line. Everything Stylish in New Cuts and Weaves and
Fine Shoes, Medium Shoes, Coarse Shoes, Large Shoes, Medium
Size Shoes, Small Shoes, Men's Shoes, Ladies' Shoes, Childrcns' Shoes,
Infants' Shoes, Boys' Shoes, Girls' Shoes. What ever you want in Shoes
we have, and the house that beats our prices will have to hustle.
THE GREATEST LINE OF MEMS' HATS IN
We Are On Top Once Again.
And am prepared to nurniSETanythlng in my line at reasonable
rntcs. Now Goods are arriving every day. Mending and repair
ing done at short notice and special nttcntion given to watches.
And in Fact Everything Kept In a First Class Establishment. Calient
Jewelry Store, Southwest Corner of Public square.
JAS. H, CARLISLE, LL. D.,
Two Pull Courses.
? ? - ? aJ Necessary expenses lor one
year, Grl\j Hundred
SPAKTANBUltG, S. C. and Fifty Dollars
iar For Catalogue address,
J. A. OAMKWKLXv,
Secretary of Faculty.
E. J. O'CONNOR,
908 Broad St., Augusta, (Ja.
0HOICK old WlnSKIJ'18,
BRAND] ks, GINS,
ki ms, WIN KS
AND LIQUORS ?F ALL kinds.
The Largest Liquor
House in the South.
ft?tf Mall orders receive prompt
ftt L ntioift
Scot. 35, 'y.v.vn
CoitlpctitiVO examinations for 3
scholarships onbred by tho college
?Of Charleston to the white male stu
dents of the State will be held on
the third, fourlh and fifth of Octo
ber next at Laurens. Each schol
arship is worth $220 per annum for
four years. I deem it advisable
for the voting men to make stren
uous ofiorts to win for themselves
and their county the honor and ad
vautages ollcred, and I shall take
pleasure in giving any needful in- j
formation. Applications should bo
inside by Sept. 20th.
IIIOS. I D?CKETT,
C. L. FIKE,
A. M. IIASSKLL,
Sept. 8th, 93. Bdi Examiners.
DR. W. H. BALL,
OFFICE OVER NAiiONAL BANK, LAURENS.
1 * W:BiAlffT4rMnif'<ktaii'
Do You Want Something
A BI? LOT
JUST RECEIVED AND
SOLD CXISJJLTS.T 33Y
S. M.&E. H.
Beats ail on a Fit.
FOR SALE BY
J. 0. C. Fleming &C
?-?<?- >^\??--; - - ?
J. 0. C. FLE
? 1 t?/1*^
Fresh Turnip Seed just received v ;h we are
selling at living Prices,
B<*suroto go to Dr, J. A. Martin's Now
Drug Store for your Drugs, Mcdicinos,
bad ios Toll nt Good?, Hroath Porlnmoit,
Diamond Dies, Tube Paints, Indelible
Ink, Stationery, Tobucco, Cigars and a
Imndrod othOl things usually Kept in a
DrugStorOi .send your can Tor the bObl
while or rtul oil and you will Bond Hfl >in.
special Inducements uro now offered lo
practicing physicians In tho way ol
Fresh Drugs, The Cheapest Drills
ami the Host Drugs. Dr. Rlokonhak< r,
a first ofass proscription olorh,Who has
had sovoraryears experience a i>iu?
Salesman hihI Proscription Clork is now
in ohargo of tliel)iug Store and lakes
special intoroHtin filling prescriptions
and waiting on customers. Send In your
orders and bo convinced that Dr. llfokiil?
baker Ih tbo man t<> save you mom-.-.
Wood Working Machinery.
Brick i ||n "
llnrrol Htavo "
(llnuiui! ? "
(I ruin Throtiltlnu "
Kloo lliillliiff "
R n <; i N UH a N i) i;<> i L i: i: s.
Sin to A policy i?>r Tnlhotl A Spun' Kn
uiiiis nnil B*?il?rf,Suw anil ilrlM Mills;
Browors' Brlol? Machinery, Double*
Horow <"<ii!iiii I'rosscHj 'i'lim'mm' hiruoc
AcIiiir SiC'iiiu (no UoJIk); Thornim' Hood
('oiion Klpvatora: Ii dl A Linn mi lift*
(Bn?! Knplohnru Iii??? llullora; II. B. j
Smith .v r,..'s Wood \V< rl uu Ma< ldn- A
ory, L'htnei'k, Hand Sa\i . Moiinler."?, Mor? ^
Users; Tononorft1 couiprlsltiK comploto
nqulpiuoiit for Hush, I ??.??!? mid Wnootl
KactoriOH! boLoftclMi'H Plantation Saw
Ml 11m, variahln i<???.i.
BhJLTIN?, KITT I N< iS AND MACIIIN
KKY SI l*! l.l I S. s
?TT~ WfHjo ii"' foi prices.
V. v. IIA Uli A M, Man;. 01