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W. W. HALL,
LAURKNH, 8. C? Dec. 20, 1893.
Com/Mhia, S. C, k
Dee. 23, 1893. S
The General Assembly adjourned at
11 o'clock or thereabouts to-day after
the usual all-night, ding dong, drowsy
session during which fifteen or twenty
members in the lowor house and half a
dozen Senators "hulled out" laws as
small boys hull chlnqueplns in Septem
Everybody is glad, save the public
printer and u few especially fond of the
per diem feature, that it is over. Since
the 2Xth of Novembor one community
in particular and thousands of people
intelligent as well as patriotic have
stood in fear and trembling at what the
legislature in its mad career of rofawn
would do next. It is a fact thnt many
people realize tho utterly destructive
and regardless tondoncios of rofawn
and they hail with delight the cessation
of the lawmaking panic. Thoy know
what it means to business and feel that
in the intervals between sessions.
The State is comparatively safe from
the misehlovous hand of the dictator
upon whom the majority of our people
so insistently dote.
I must domur to tho opinion express
ed by some of my brethren of tho nnti
Till man press that tho session of the
legislature accomplished little and that
the little was all bad. On the other
hand I bclievo that a great deal was
effected and that whjle in the main it
was of a kind to cause the Stato to
blush berenftor there wore a few meas
ures enacted which will surely make
for the common irood. The worst, most
discouraging and, T sorrow to say it,
most notiooable feature in the?delib
erations?was that some spirit of mal
evolence of white men to work white
men which was a Stranger in South
Carolina until tho star of Tillman be
gan to rise. Tt was as plain as it has
always been that a class of shrewd,
artful and impudent politicians appre
ciate that there are honors and emolu
ments in store for their ilk just so long
as they can keen alive dissension and
mutterlngs of discontent. It was part
ly for that unworthy purpose that a
continuous assault was maintained on
Charleston, That live old town was
beleagured and persecuted by her nat
ural friends with tho same dogged and
annoying portonacity that she has
formerly been compolledto suffer from
her direst foes. If it was not the same
kind of warfare it nevertheless seemed
to lie distinguished for narrow spite far
more malignant and contemptible.
In very truth I believe that the leg
islature did the state good scrvico in
the passage of the new dispensary act.
it was remedial procedure of the high
est order. Such a law the moment it
goes into fancied operation will put
every free South Carolinian on guard,
ft so ruthlessly and openly attempts to
lilch freedom and Invade the rights
that the eyes ol the people will be
opened. They cannot hide from them
selves that it is a half concealed and
reckless plot to engraft upon our insti
tutions a monopoly of trade in liquor
whose managers and servants and at
taches gloat in the prospect of gaining
complete and lasting mastery of our
political machinery. Think of it. Dis
pensaries placed, if the county boards
of control wish it, in all incorporated
towns. What docs it mean and where
will it end? Fifty dispensaries arc now
established, perhaps in a year there
will bo five times or ten times the num
ber with more, more, more to follow.?
An army of disponsaries and dispensa
ry clerks. Members of tho county
boards go forth with their friends on
election day in bands like the locusts
of Proverbial lore. Millions of money
in it. Money to be earned and pilfered
inside and the barrels of distillers and
brewei'6 outside bidding for a pull with
tho ''administration." Country people
able to get drunk at every llag sta
tion and hamlet within one and
three oi- live miles of their doors in
stead of only at the Court House as In
the old barroom days. In the mean
time a pittance in revenue going to the
State to support "girls'colleges" while
the public conscience in thereby hard
ened and seared. Must it not all evon
tuato in corruption, foul degradation
and moral ruin to the people unless
they rouse themselves to the situat ion
and begin to light this insidious foe
already Herculean in its unnatural in
fant strength. 1 do not exaggerate
the picture It is not time yet to
charge corruption. Chief Dispenser
Traxlor appears and doubtless is am
honest man. As yet the state traffic is
relatively smull and inconsequential.
In a few days now it will take on a
larger, an onormous growth. If tho
pooplo who become interested in the
scheme prove able to withstand its
temptation and in tire course of a few
years are not depraved then the record
of human frailty for sixty centuries
will havo been belied and to say the
least the Devil of Covotousness may bo
considered as chained.
Again, I believe that tho legislature
did well in the passage of tho county
government bill. TflK ADVERTISER
has for a long time advocated 'this law
and believes now as before thnt It will
introduce a systom of road working
that will develop into ono of great value.
It is distinctly a stop in advance and a
long one. It was strictly an Adminis
tration measure, .lohn Gary Evans
deserves a full meed of praise for care
fully and diligently nursing it into life.
I am glad though that the Anti Till?
manites did not all oppose it The
bill was opposod by members of both
factions and defended by members of
both. Therefore while tho principal
credit of its origin and passage belongs
to tho Tillmanltos it should not bo for
gotton that "our side" of the legisla
ture was not totally blind to the strong
and good points of the scheme.
"Greenwood County" did not mate.
rialize. But sho may yot. Probably
nho will. It had* been later for the so
Hdarltory of Laurens had she been
born thin year. As the bill was pre
sented, the slice of Baurons including
thut line section of countrv with its
spendid people on the hanks of the
Saluda was not included in the bounds
of the proposed ^corporation. It was
loft off through the skillful and lauda
ble lnter|>osition of Representative
Watts. Next year when the proposi
tion is revived as it surely will be thut
large and valuable parcel of Luui'OUS
land will go in again and the people
who inhabit it if they take a vote
among themselves and declare u wish
to be a part of the new county will
have a right to do ho while the remain
der Of the LaurenS people can only ex
Had the bill of this year passed all
danger of losing a .Southern side of
Laurens would have been over forever.
It seems to me that anybody from Lau
rens can seo that, it is as clear as
spring water. But our Senator d id not
see it that way. Neither did Dr. Wolff
or Mr. Smith when voting time came.
I suppose they all had good reasons and
1 should be the last one to impugn their
motives, but I seriously question if they
had sumcient reasons to excuse what
to my mind was a if rent mistake.
When on a memorable occasion the
sentiment l,lts right so long us it is
right'' was announced by a speaker of
the House of Representatives, the pol
icy by which "Reform" has since been
guided, was fixed. Nowadays, "novel
proceedings" are always "in order"
and the once revered principle of gov
ernment ??from precedent to prece
dent" isa thing of the nearly forgotten
past. Therefore when the motion was
made Friday night to take up tin
Black districting bill again no one was
the least surprised. Of course it is un
derstood that the great and mighty
hating Sen has sworn that Charleston
shall be deposited in a unlggor" dis
trict and what he says "goes" wilh'the
legislature if everything else goes to
the bow-wows with it. Now and then
one conies across a Tillmanito like
Hardin. of Chester, und Hill, of Abbe
ville, whose minds are not in tho oxo
utlve pawnshop on the first floor of
the State house but they uro rare birds
I think the House which has piddled
around and done nothing this session
but jaw, will to-day abandon its deter
mination to read the code. If so. it
will have ample time to swallow every
Senate bill in sight between now and
Saturday and so allow an adjournment
to occur on that day.
Tho House has refused to concur in
the Senate amendments to the bill re
lating to Laurens city trial justices and
committee of frco conference bus
The metropolitan police, disgrace
will not be enacted, 1 can't for the life
of me imagine why.
1 fancy perhaps that we will have
half a dozen dispensaries established
in all parts of Laurens county next
year, and it will be more convenient
for the average citizen to get pleasant
ly and innocently drunk than ever be
fore. Under the old "bar room" system
people in the country were compelled
to ride all the way to Laurens C. II. for
the pleasure of a razee, but in the com
ing days of Reform (for revenue only :
every citizen will probably have a liq
uoring place if not at Iiis door, then
within a few miles at most. B.
Judge Charles H. Simonton, of Char
leston, appointed to be Judge of the
? Federal Court for the 1th district bus
been continued us such by the IT. S.
Senate. Senator Irby of this Stale
alone opposing the confirmation. Tic
was born in Fnirlield county, is there
fore country bred, though he has
been a great worker in the "City by
the Sou" during his career. Ho will
do the State honor, just as Cleveland
did and the Senate did themselves
honor in securing his services.
William H. Brawley, Congressman,
has been appointed District Judge,
vice Judge Simonton. He was born a
neighbor of ours, a Chester county boy
who went early to the big wars and
getan arm knocked Oil' for his patri
otic pains in the battles around Rich
Our Reform Legislature has created
theoiiiceof Public Printer in addition
to 1000 new officers already added by
them to our Blue Hook. Il puts Gov
ernor Tillman's weak but willing or
gan, the Columbia Rogister safe on its
legs for the next two years, at an ex
pense of some twenty thousand dollars
to the groaning taxpayers. A gentle
man who was being inconveniently
entreated by importunate and hard
hearted creditors, transferred his broad
acres to his wife. Charged with fraud
ho was ready with the text : Ho is
worse than an infidel who providcth
not for his own household.
English spavin Liniment removes
all Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps
and Blemishes from horses, Blood
Spavins, Curb, Splints, Sweeney,
Ring-Bono, Stifles, Sprains, all
Swollen Throats, Coughs, etc. Save
$50 by use of one bottle. Warrant
ed the most wonderful Blemish
Cure ever known. Sold by H. P.
Burdotte & Oo. Druggist, Laurens,
O. H. s. o.
TO TAX PAYERS!
TR E A S U It E H' S 0 F FI CK, )
Laurbns, 0. IL, s. c,
Sept. 11th, 1803.)
The Hooks for tho collection of State
and County Taxes for the fiscal year
commencing November 1st, 181)2, will be
open from Monday, October 16th, 1803,
to December 30th, IS!);5.
Olllce, November 5th to December 30th,
1893, after which the Penalty will be at
State Tax, b%? mills
County Tax, 2%
Railroad Tax, 3J.?
School Tax, 2
Special for Laurens Graded
Interest on School Bonds, 1
Total, 4 "
Total for Laurens City Graded
Special for Princeton Graded
School, 3 "
Total for Princeton School Dis
trict, 1G>4' "
Poll Tax $1.00. Every male citizen,
bet wenn tho ages of Twenty-One and
Fifty years, except tho.no incapable of
earning a support from being maimed,
or from other causes, and those who are
now exempted by law, shall bo doomed
Tax payers owning property in tho
different Townships arc earnestly re
quested to call for recoipts in each
Township, theroby* saving time, and per
haps penalties and cost. ^
J. D. MOCK,
2fr?. v. Fisher
8evere Pain and Stiffness
a Bottles of Hood*a ?Perfect Cure.
" I am notonly willing, but anxious to recom
mend Hood's Barsapui Ilia. I was taken wlta
'aovcropain and stiffness in my limbs; at times
being luudly able- to walk. I consulted a phy
sician, who pronounced my trouble sclatlo
rheumatism. Notwithstanding 1 took raodicino,
I bocame worse lustead of belter. I had read so
much of Hood's Sarsapavilla's ?.??raderfral
onre? that I concluded to glvo it a fair trial.
When I was taking the first bottle I could fool a
ohango for tho better; my appetlto Increased and
my limbs bocamo loss stuf, I havo now taken
lour bottles nud am happy to say 1 can work as
well as over 1 could before. I reeominondcd
to my cousin, who has received equally good
offects from it, I cannot speak too highly of
Ilood'a ?ursaparllla. Mas. Ci.AitA Iisheb,
N. B. cor. Carollno and MoEldorry tits.. Haiti
moro. Md. Jlo suro to get Hood's.
HOOD'S PILLS aro hand mado, und perfect
in proportion aud appearance. 2Gc. per box.
THE Auditor's Office will be open
from the 2d day of January to the 20th
day ?f February, 1894, to receive Returns
of Real and I'erson.d Property for taxa
tion in Lsnrens County. For the con
venience of Taxpayers I will attend at
the following places to receive returns
for s lid year :
Jacks's Township, Uoseboro, Monday,
January 8th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Jacks's Township, Ueynosn, Tuesday,
January 9th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P; M.
Hunter, Clinton, Wednesday, January
10th. from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Hunter, Qnldville, Thursday, January
11th, from 0 A. M. to 12 M.
Hunter, Milton, Thursday, January
11th, from 2 1*. M. to 1 P. M.
Cross Hill, Spring Grove, Friday, Jan
uary 12th, from 10 A. M. to 2 1*. M.
Cross Hill, Cross Hill, Saturday, Jan
nary 13th, from 10 A. M. to 1! P. M.
Waterloo, Waterloo, Monday, January
15th, froiniO A. M. to 2 P. M.
Waterloo, Moore's, Tuesday, January
10th, from 10 A. M. to 1 P. M.
Waterloo, Mt. Gallagher, Wednesday,
January 17th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Sullivan, Brewerton, Thursday, Jan
uary 18th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Sullivan, Tumbling Shoals, Friday,
January 19th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Dial, Goodgion, Saturday, January
20th, from 10 A.M. to 12 M.
Dial, Luther Owens, Monday, January
22d, from 12 M. to 2 P. M.
Dial, D. 1). Harris, Tuesday, January
23d, from 1 P. M. to 3 P. M.
Dial, White's Store, Wednesday, Jan
uary 24lh, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Young's, Parson's Store, Thursday,
January 25th, from 10 A. M. to J'. M.
Young's, Young's Store, Friday, Jan
uary 20th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Young's, Pleasant Mound, Saturday,
January 27th, from 10 A. M. to 12 P. M.
Young's, ban ford Station, Monday,
January 29th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
ScufHotown,Tylersvilh?, Tuesday, Jan
uary 30th, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
All Property, both Real and Poroonal,
is Returned this year.
It will save much time to Taxpayers,
and also greatly facilitate tho work of
the Assessor, if any person, before leav
ing home, will make out a complete list
of the number of acres of land and build
ings, also every item of personal prop
erty, in the following order: Horses,
cattle, mulos, sheep and goats, hogs,
watches, organs and pianos, buggies,
wagons and carriages, dogs, merchan
dise, machinory and ongines, moneys,
notes and accounts above indebtedness.
All other property including household.
If is always required thai the Auditor
get the first given* name of the taxpayer
Under the head of place of residence
j on tax return give the township.
AH nale citizens, between the ages of
twenty-one and fifty years, on the 1st
day of January, 1894, except those who
are incapable of earning a support from
being mainud or from other causes, are
deemed taxable polls.
And every tax-payer is required to
give the Number of their School Dis
After the 20th day of Fcbnrary next
fifty per cent penality will be attached
for failures to make returns.
In every community there are persons
who cannot read, or thai do not take n
newspaper. Those more fortunate may
do such persons a great favor by telling
them of the tiino to make returns, or by
returning for I hem.
The sssessing and collecting taxes is
all done now in the same year, and Wo
have to aggregate the number and value
of all horses, mules, cattle and othor
pieces of personality, as woM US the
acres of land, lots and buildings, and
their value, thai there is in the Countv,
and have the same on file in the Comp
troller General's Office by the 80th day
of Juno of each year; and from that
time to (he 1st day of October the Audi
tor and Treasurer's duplicate have to
he completed, and an abstract of the
work in tho Comptroller's Office by that
time, which will show at a glance, that
the Auditor has no time to tako returns
or any thing else much between the let
day of March and the first day of Octo
ber but work on tho books and the
Wo hope, therefore, thai all taxpayers
will make their returns in time.
Dec. b. 1893?5-10t
ALL Person* having business with
tho School Commie: inner will find him
in his Office on Saturday of each week,
until further notice.
THOrf. J. DU CK ETT,
Schoo! Commissioner Laurens Co.
Aug. 8th 1893-:39?tf
Infallible Itch Ointment!
Scratch! Scratch! S:-utcli!
That's The (|_uestion,
Maybe lor You!
If y?ii knew how many hundred
gloss ol this \vc sold per year, you
would agree with us that TUE
ITCH is pretty live question.
: YOU HAVE THE ITCH I j
WE HAVE THE CURE ? I
?&r~ Our Word For It
Infallible Itch Oihtmt'nt will easily
and Quickly Cure any case of
Itoh in American. Wo
know what wc sa) to
be absolutely true.
PRICE, 25 CTS.
No Pain?No Guii'us in LiviiM
A graduated medicine glass goes
free with each bottle.
LIVUIt-AID C<ist onl> 50 cts.,
And It Cures Yon.
All of the above Manufactured by
HOWARD c\ WiLLET DRUG COMPANY,
And Sold oy
H. MARTIN and B. F. POSEY, Agents.
LAURENS, S. C.
BY order of the Probato Court. I
will sell at the residence of the late
K. X. s. Young tho following personal
ostato of tho lato Marther R. Young,
deceased, at 12 in.. Oil the :!7th of Dec.
Cattle. Cotton. Fodder, Shucks. Cot
ton Seed. Wheat, Oats. Corn and other
property nol spoolllcd.
NANCY C. MILES.
Dec. 8, I Sil.'!-lit
i ?.. W. Kmttlt, l*rln. Commercial College
A V;iav?rslij Lexington. Ky.. was awarded
)?DAL AMD DIPLOMA
BY 1 Ii! WORLD'S COLUiYWAfi EXPOSITION,
, . ?rB?M?U-no?*i?lna nn<l Oenerttl
(ttisii? ? t:?"?M??tion. ?tv. font :<> counriote
, ,., >ni,outisW,liioliulliigtuiUon,bookfl
?Vi iiii riiononrftpliy, Typo Writing and
? ? . iititaht. I'or circular*, nrtarosa,
Nice Line of Toys just received.
Odd pieces of China and Crock
cry Ware will be closed out very
Currants 5 cents per pound.
RAISONS, CITRON. PRUNES,
NUTS, ETC., ALL NEW.
BANANAS. ORANGES, APPLES,
ETC., COMI NC IN EVERY
Piro Crackers, Roman Candle-,
Cheaper than ever before.
STATE OF SOUTH OAROLIN A
County ok Laukens,
Court of Common Picas.
L. S. Fuller, as Administrator and
heir at law of Jno. R. Fuller,
deceased, against Kitty E. Fuller,
Allic E. Finley, et. al.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court
in tho above staled case, I will sell
at Laurens C. H., S. C. on Sales
day in Jan. 1894, the same being
Tuesday, the 2d day of the month,
the following described propert\
lying- near the corporate limits of
the city of Lumens, S. C, County
aforesaid, to wit:
Tract No. i. bounded 1>\ lands of
L. S. Fuller, John Grant, Estates of
Larkin Colcman, Absolcm Cob
man and Mrs. Edna Richardson and
Tract No. 2, containing One Hun
dred and Forty-five acres, more or
less, known as the home place of
Jno. R. Fuller, deceased.
Tract No. 2, hounded by lands of
A. R. Fuller, Tract No. t, and the
the estate of Mrs. Edna Richard
son, containing Eighty and three*
fourth acres, Ynore or less, being a
part ol the home place of Jno. R,
Tract No. 3, bounded by lands
of Jobc8 Pinson, Mrs Mary Harris,
S. T Fuller and Tract No. .}, con
taining Ninety-seven acres, more
Tract No. 4, bounded by lands of
Matt. Lowe. J. H. Wharton, Jones
Pinson. and Tract No. 3, contain
ing Eighty-eight acres, more or
Terms, one-half cash, balance on
a credit of twelve months fiom date,
credit portion to bo secured by a
bond of the purchaser with inter
est from day of sale together with
a mortgage of the premises sold.
Purchaser to have option o( paying
al) of the purchase money in cash,
[f leilns of sale arc not complied
with, the land will be resold on the
same day at the risk of the former
purchaser without further order of
tfic court. Purchaser to bay for
papers. J. H. WHARTON,
Dec. 6, 03-4t 0, cvc. P
WE WILL MOVE JANUARY 1st, INTO OUR BIG
TILL THEN SLAUGHTER PRICES IN ALL
? ? >\'?r - ? - ->
I NDER BUY
-A N i)
The Second World Fair
? is opening now at
L. E. BURNS & ?0.
Two Stoics, one at Barksdalc,
and old stand near Little Knob,
S. 4!. Having enlarged our store
room for our Large Stock of
Dry GoouX Notions, Shoes, Groceries,
Hats, Millinery, Jeans,
Woolen Suitings, C alicoes,
Tin and Glass Ware, Haul
ware, Furniture, Stoves,
and all kinds of Bargain Goods
that can bo found. And it's so
cheap. Our Goods must, shall and
w ill he sohl. Call and sec Thomas,
because seeing is believing.
High and low arm Sewing Ma
We remain your faithful and
L. E. BURNS & CO.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA
County op Laurbns.
James M. fludgotis as Administrator of
.lames Hudgens, deceased, PlaintiIV,
against VV. II. Hudgens and Lucy
Complaint to soil lands to pay debts.
Creditors of .lames Hudgens, de
ceased, are horoby notifiod and return -
ed to present and established their
claims boforo mo at a Court of Llofor
onCO to he held by me in the above
slated caso in my Olflcc on the 12th day
of January, 1804, at 10 o'clock, a. m.
JOHN M. CLARDY,
J. l'. i., o.
Dec.0th, 1803 It.
STATE oi SOUTH CAROLINA
County ov Laukbns?Couirr
lohn ]). Williams as Admistrator, with
tho will annexed, of Nancy Dunn,
deceased. Plaintiff, against Nettie
Williams, ei. ah. Defendants.
< omplaint to sell land to pay dobts.
Creditors of Nancy Dunn, deceased,
are hereby notifiod and required to pre
sent and establish their claims before
m.' at a Court of Keferonee to be held
by me in the abovo stated oaso in my of
flCQ on the 13th day of January, 181)1, at
10 o'clock, a. m.
JOHN M. CLAHDY,
j. p. l. 0.
Dec. 0, 18V3-4t.
E. J. O'CONNOR,
008 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
I'MOICK ol.i) WHISKIES,
AND LIQUORS Ol'1 ALL kinds.
The Largest Liquor
House in the South.
f^kW Mail orders receive prompt
Sept. 25, '93-310
N. A. CnAia W. C. Winters.
kok the public dy
H inch or 12 inch Wells.
We do our work economically
and guarantee satisfaction.
Mr. W. C. Winter will be glad
to give all needful information.
Nov. 7, 1893-301
DR. W. H. BALL,
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
otkh h i>avh -Mondays and Tuesdays.
Notice is hereby glvon that roturns
of all personal property must be made
to the city clerk by the 20th of January
next. Blank returns are now made
and can be had by culling at the city
All persons failing' to make their
returns by that time, the usual penalty
will bo added.
By order of the Mayor.
l. G, Balle, C. and T.
A. SENSIBLE CHRISTMAS GIFT'/
A GOOD BOOK.
Have just received a limited supply of these Hooks for the
trade. So please don't Waitlt till they have been selected over, but
come at once and secured the first and best prize- We- have reduced
our popular 30 cents books to ~^ cents per volumtl.
We have ngatn this season a few of the Ladies' Shoes very up
priately called "Old Ladies Comfort," A nli-Cold feet. Just try one
pair and you will always bless us for selling them to you.
J. 0. C. FLEMING & CO.
1 have again started for Christmas 1803. Having passed the miH
fortuno of a fire after working for Thirteen years, and you know what
it is. I am however hero to stay, and will make it to your interest to
cull on mo ami sen what I have. I have bought (ho most
ever shown in Laufens, and realizing t 10 present hard times I hnvd
everything down at the very LOWEST PRICES sons to (-nable
enjoy and take advantage of Christmas and the low prices thaj
dull times demands. Remember thai I will treat you honest nn<
care of your interest. The Prices on my entire Slock, the largest
shown in upper South Carolina, are lower than ever was known in
History of the Jew* ' y trade, Do not fail to call and see what I
to offer you and you will ho pleased. Remember thai 1 w'll treat
honest and save you more than you ever saved in buying anything
the Jewelry line
a. M. VISAN8KA
Now is Your Chance
E fl S Z L S,
Furniture, Carpeting, China,
Glass, Ookery, Tinware
Stoves and Cerates.
&JML and E. 11, VVILK l> &