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NS, S. C, Mar. G, 1894.
ahquet-glven in New York by
?n rosidonts of that city ex
Flowltt resix>nded to a toast in
nplmou.tary terms to our present
suntatlon in Congross compared
statesmen formerly sent there
tho South. Tho speech has boon
nisly eriticisod by Southerners
j all shades of opinion. In tho
in it has boon stoutly resented and
s assault mot by countor-assault, de
nial, rldieulo and ovory manner of de
foncojenown to tho Press, tho Con
gressman and tho cross road politician.
Besides, there has beon tho oxcuso
that tho statesmanship at tho North
has greatly dogonoratcd and it is Hung
' Ho their tooth that thoy boast now
ich men as Wobstor, Seward and
?In, while tho Calhouns, Haynes,
fords and Randolphs are seen no
from the South. Tho last is but
?o subterfuge and a poor answer,
tion turns upon the ohargo of
itt, whothor it is truo and
.>... jv it was in tasto that ho fling
tho fact into tho teoth of Southern
gentlemen whoso guest ho was.
If it bo truo, thoro can bo no harm iu
it being squarely told. Hewitt has al
ways boon a friend to tho South and
ho had a right to tell us of our short
comings, as much so as any among us.
It is not pleasant to bo told unpleasant
truths about ourselves, as tho bearer
of bad nows is rarely thanked. Boar
in mind that Mr, Hewitt spoke with
reforoueo to tho whole South and not
alone with reference to South Caro
lina; from Delaware to Texas inclusive
?as- ? -'u-a.wyj in his characterization,
can bO nit ? doubt ?that ho hit
ill on the head: 'that he made a
iko and oxprossod a most patent
...ition; and it is tho sober truth
?eh has stirred tho hornets about
uls cars. Tho mon in Washington
Irom tho South at this time can hardly
rise to tho dignity of the "makeshift"
of oven these times. To assert that
wo havo men in Washington
from the South to compare in
V statesmanlike attributes to Crawford,
Barrien, Cobb, Calhoun. Ithett, Davis,
Mason and Benton and others in tho
not distant past whose name is legion,
is to invite ridicule and not argument.
. ?.To have it flung at US at this juncture
when the highest statesmanship is
wanted is and wo trust will prove
wholesome for our section. An old
man like Mr. Hewitt could well afford
make the thrust. Whether tho mo
tive, tho force behind that impelled
tho old gentleman iiito the field was
honest wo are not inquiring. We hon
estly bolievo that it was a sollish and
sordid consideration that loosened the
old man's tongue. Ho was driven to
speak for the rich and solfisli, sordid
*tfu grasping North and not out of any
good will and noble purpose to inspire
tho South. All tho samo thoy
wore words fitly spoken and we trust
now that thoy are said, tho Southern
people will bo made to think and in
spired to sond ablor, purer, noblor
men to represent them in the halls of
Hewitt was speaking at a banquet;
ho was a guest; the fitness of the oc
casion is not in question; tho men he
addressed were as much at home as ho;
it is Idle therefore to talk of whose
turtle, canvas-back and champagne ho
J was guzzling. He has told us a whole
some truth and we should make some
thing out of it. It will do no good, nor
altor the fact to tell Mr. Hewitt that
Cummings, Tom Johnson, Boutello
and Tom Reed aro not to bo named
with Webster, Douglass and Lincoln.
You aro another, novcr was and is not
now a logical or suffiicont answer.
Who in Congress are you proud of
and for what?
President Cleveland has booh hunt
ing down in Virginia. Tho following
dispatch was sent out from Norfolk:
"Whon Mr. Cleveland roturnsto the
White House a handsome bear skin
will adorn the interior of tho executive
mansion as a trophy of the tho Presi
dent's oxcollont markmanship.
Lot tho President gun around Wall
Stroot and ho will find tho game so
plonty that ho can earpot tho White
Goutleman Jim Corbett was tried
before Judge Philips at Jacksonville
for prize lighting. The jury woro
out twenty minutes and roturned a ver
dict of not guilty. Thus Corbett beat
tho law. Charloy Mitchell's case was
not pressed, as ho had already been
beaton by Corbett. A first class farce
passos Into history.
Tho reported extreme illness of Con.
Jubal A. Early, will be lamented
throughout tho South who approciato
soldierly qualities and patriotism. Ho
' has a great heart all for tho South.
. Gen. ?arly died Mar. 2nd, at 10:30 P.
M. at Lynchburg, Va.
And now thoy say Promior Gladstone
will eortainly resign. Ho is four and
eighty and tho world has beon bene
fltted by his lifo work.
Gladstone resigns and Lord Rose
berry, a Scotch laddie, succeeds to tho
Premiership. Gladstono declines tho
Queon's offer of a poorago. Head level
to tho last.
New York by Act of Assembly ab
sorbs Brooklyn and othor suburbs and
becomes tho second municipality on
tho globo. Alas, poor little Chicago!
Ways and Means Chairman Wilson,
J roportod seriously sick in Mexico, Is
out of danger.
on. Jno. S. Richardson, ox-member
" died atSumter, this State,
How Champagne Talks.
Private John Alien, Congressman
from Mississippi, repudiates what Con
gressman Riehardson said at tho New
York banquet, undor tho circumstan
ces. Listen to him:
"Before aware of the influences sur
rounding a banquet, if I were not per
fectly familiar with the abstemious
habits of my friends from Tonnesseo, I
would have thought on reading this
speech that ho had gotten somewhat
under the same influence that another
Tennossoean did that a traveling man
told mo about.
"Tho story was about a ragged,
seedy, hardlooklng follow, who learned
that the travollng man know his broth
er living in Kaufman county, Toxas.
Tho Toxas brother was well olf and
the Tonnesseean asked the travollng
man If ho ever saw his brother again
to tell him that he was hardup and that
if ho was over going to do anything
for him that was tho time. Under tho
inilucnce of two or threo drinks, how
ovor, things began to brighton with
him, and tho hist tho travollng man
heard from him was a request'to toll
his brothor In Toxas that If he wautod
any thiug 'just to draw on mo.' (Laugh
"Now, undor tho influence of one of
thoso Now York banquots," said Mr.
Allen, "with all thoy have good to oat
and tho accompanlmonts, ono fools by
tho timo that spoaking begins llko
tolling tho rest of tho world to draw on
Thoro Is no divining what a man will
door say in such circumstances. For
instance, thoro aro various brands of
the Tillman stuff and tho effect must
vary in individuals. Besides, when
tho wine is in thn wit is out.
A Georgia Judge, (chostnut,) at a
village Court Houso inn was convivial
with tho boys on tho night proceeding
court. Thoy stuffed his pockets while ho
slept, with tho old land-lady's spoons.
Thoro was a jolly time next morning.
In tho Court an unfortunate charged
with stealing intorposod tho plea?
"Guilty, but drunk, your Honor."
Judge?Whoro did you got your
Prisonor ?At tho Jones inn, your
Judge?You arc discharged. Sheriff,
give him his dinner, and "draw on the
Rof.dor, extract your own moral.
Pence, of Colorado, ran a-muek in
tho houfo of Representatives. He
wont for Republicans and Democrats
with horse and hound and horn, was
called down and not allowed to con
elude. Ponce won't pass in theso times.
"With tho morning eamo sober rolloc
tions" and Ponco was pensive.
Unequalod as a pain-destroyer.?
Mr. E. D. Woiss, Gay Building, St.
Louis, writos: "I have used your Sal
vation Oil several times and find it un
equalod as a pain-dostroyor. I was
troubled with pains in my logs and
tried sevoral remedies which did mo
no good. I thon used Salvation Oil and
the results were good."
Needing a tonic, or children who want buM
ipi up, should take
It la pleasant; cores Malaria, Indigestion,
BUlouaness, Liver Complaints and Neuralgia.
STATE OF SOUrII CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
Court op Common Pleas.
H. W. Andorson, as Receiver of J. T.
Poole, Plaintiff, against J. H. Powers
and J. W. Todd, Defendants.
Pursuant to tho decree of tho Court
in the above statod action,I will sell sep
arately at public outcry at Laurons C.
IL, S. C, on Saleday in April, 1894, dur
ing the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing threo Tots of the Defendant, J. H.
Powors, to wit:
1. That lot or purcel of land, situate
in the North-Eastern portion of the
eity of Laurons, in tho County and
Stato afore.-.asd, containing Four Acres,
moro or less, and bounded on the South
and West by lands of Mrs. Mary Y.
Garlington, on the East by the public
highway, known as the Union Roud,
and on tho North by street forty feet
wido running parallel with tho Green
wood, Laurons and Spartanburg Rail
2. Also that Lot or parcel of land sit
uato in tho city of Laurens bounded on
tho North by lands of Mrs. W. L.
Boyd, on the East by land of J. O. C.
Floming, on tho South and Wost by
lands of Alsoy F. and Ora \V. Coleman,
containing Four-tonths of an acre more
or loss, being tho lot purchased by the
said J. H. Powors of the Defendant,
J. W. Todd.
3. And also that lot of land situato
in tho North-eastern portion of tho
city of Laurons, in tho County and
State aforesaid, containing Eightoen
one-hundredths of an aero bounded
Wost by Laurens streot, on the North
by tho lot purchased by the said J. II.
Powors of tho Dofendant, J. W. Todd,
on the East by lot of J. O. C. Floming
and on the South by lot of Miss Lou
Terms of Salo: Tho purchaser will
bo roquirod to pay one-half of the pur
chase money cash and the other half
at twolvo month's time from day of
sale, with interest from that time, giv
ing his bond and mortgage of tho prom
ises sold to secure tho ercdit portion.
Tho purchaser however will have tho
privilege of paying all cash or as much
more than half cash as he may dosiro.
Purchaser to pay for papors.
J. II. WHARTON,
Clerk Court Common Pleas for said
Mar. 5, 1^1)1?It.
Cash or Installments.
New Machines traded for old
ones. A well equipped
Gonzales & Withers,
Columbia, S. C.
Parties wanting Guano and Acid de
lived any whoro In Laurens County\ will
save money by seeing or writing
1 P. D. BOLT, t
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER.
A CONVENTION BOOKED
Kllerbe or Some of His ??Puls*' a
Chance for the Governorship
if Til I man ?OOH not
Look in tlint Di
Gordon as an Orator?A Splendid
Lecture but tho American Flag
"in it" Hathor Extensively.
Tho Disponsary Decision Still Pend
ing?John Gary Evans Ready for the
Fray?Lauren-* Getting Loft?Wake
Columbia, March, 'Id.
A convention of Reformers will bo
held. Tho Roforni mass meetings will
call it. It will moot in April. It will
be very funny. It will nominate a can
didate for Govornor and another for
Lioutcnant-Govornor and possibly a
a full toam will bo signod.
Some follow like Fllorbo will bo
placed at the hoad of tho ticket, if not
tho present Chairman of tho State
Board of Control?Tillman.
Govornor Tillman assorts that ho
will not bo a candidate for a third
term. That assortion means nothing
at all: 'tisn't worth a counterfeit cop
por. He was no candidate before the
March convention of 181)0, but he was
on hand and hungry just the same.
And if when this April convention
meets tho lung power of the three or
four hundred Reformers present is ex-'
erted in yelling for "Old Bon," as they
aro fond of calling him, to come and
break the rocord and save tho move
ment from collapse and "Old Ben"
with that wonderful eye of his seos
that such a course will earn from tho
Roformers a renewal of exuberant
gratitudo and with it incidentally an
easy election to tho U. S. Senate?ho,
sly old pouncor on good things that ho
is, will declare onco more that Bon
Tillman is the only man "with tho
brains and tho nerve" to savo tho ma
chine or words to that effect.
It is, it is a dandy thing
To bo a sort of Rofawmer king.
Gonoral Gordon delivered his lec
ture on tho "Last Days of tho Confed
eracy" in tho opora house here Friday
night . Ono fools when the lecture is
over that he has been to a funeral al
| though the lecturer intersperses the
pathetic narrative with many humor
It would bo usoless for mo to attempt
to give any idea of the lecture in a let
ter like this. General Gordon is a fin
ished 8poaker who has evidently made
a careful study of tho art of oratory al
though tho essential eloments were
born in him. Tho lecture is calcu
lated to broadon one's ideas of patriot
ism and powerfully appeals to one's
hotter nature but 1 think it was marred
by too much talk about tho American
llag. Tho American Hag is a very
good sort of a llag in its place, but it
did not comport with the better parts
of Gordon's otherwise splendid ellort.
The Supremo Court has not decidod
the Disponsary case.
.lohn Gary Evans and Stanyarne
Wilson were in town this week. John
Gary declared his intention to be in
Abbeville at Monday's meeting.
Laurons should have a eotton mill.
Such enterprises aro nourishing all
ovor tho South. Laurons shouldn't
What is being done at this moment
in Laurons to keep tho town moving?
This season has again impressed tho
fact that the safest way to make monoy
out of eotton is to soil it as soon as it
is ready for tho market. D.
Hood's Sarsaparilla, tho king of med
icines, conquers scrofula, catarrh,
rheumatism, and all other blood dis
eases- Hood's and only Hood's.
Todd, Simpson & Co., Gonoral Mer
chants, havo tho oxclusive sale of these
Celebrated Glasses in Laurons, S. C.
From tho factory of Kollam & Moore,
tho only comploto optical plant in the
South, Atlanta, Ga.
Are very essential when a
person is ill and adulterat
ed medicines cannot possi
bly have the curative
powers like wholesome
DE. B. P. POSEY
keeps nothing but the best and
purest Drugs nnd Medicines
and people wanting anything
in my line will do well to call.
I also carr, a large slock of
Teilet Articles. Staticnery, Tcbacca,
Cigars, Colognes, Toilet and
Laundry Soap and a hundred
and one other things kept in
a first-class Drug Store. I keen
of reliable houses constantly on
hand and sell them at reasonable
prices. Yours for mutual benefit,
IBelieve in Hood's
Read tho Statement ofJTa
Mr. Geo, A. Mrklo
Mt. Horeb, Tonn.
The statement* tn tho testimonial below are
familiar facts to tho Immediate friends or Mr.
Oeo. lA. Zirkle, sebool tendier, of Mt. Iloreb,
'Tonn., vory well known throughout the county,
where he was born and bus always lived, ltoad it.
"0. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"Dear Sirs:?I bellevo in Hood's Sarsaparilla.
t will tell you why. I have suffered from in
herited scrofula from child hood. When 37 years
of age, my eyes became strangely affected. I
?ouid not read utter sunset, and when [would
elose my eyes, I could not open them; but on
Whlchover side I lay, on that side I could open
my eye. This condition oontinucd about two
years, and was succcoded by
An Intolerable Itching
all over my body and limbs. I had to have my
tittle boys tako shoe brushes and scratch mo.
It was dreadful. It continued a month and was
followed immediately by a tumor In tho right
aide of my nock, as largo as a small egg. I at
once commenced taking physicians' prescrip
tions and continued till I lost hope. In the mean
time the tumor changed its plaoe to tho imme
diate front of my neck, suppurated and was fol
lowed by others, till six had formed and broken.
"Finally, three years ago, another largo tu
mor soated itself on the point of my collar botio
and In six months another half way back on the
hone. Uoth of them soon began to discharge
and continued to do so till about sevi
ago. I tried everything, including pi'cs .ptlons.
I was often so weak that
I Could Scarcely Walk ?
and my mind was so confused that I oould
ecaroely attend to my business (school tcaolt*
lng). I was utterly discouraged. And now my
story draws to a close. I began the use of
Hood's Sarsaparilla a little less than a year ago,
and took five bottles. When I began I had up
faith in it. In less than throe months both the
sores on my shoulder wero healed ; 1 wns cured
of a troublosomo catarrh; and scrofulous habit
has steadily grown less apparent. I weigh
more than 1 ever did in my life, and am
In the Best of Health,
eonslderlng my constitution. Do you wonder
that I bollevo tn Hood's Sarsaparilla? I cnu do
no less than recommend itevorywlicre nudovery
way." OKo. A. ZtKRLB, Mt. Iloreb, Tonn.
Hood's Pills euro liver ills, constipation,
biliousness, jaundice, slok headache, Indigestion.
Q H RIS J M AS C OODS
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., COMING IN EVERY
Eire Crackers, Roman Candlos
Chonper than ever before.
Let's Drop the Old Talk About
^)/ .yX^,. "Hard Times" and that
?*)'[(?' SO,t 0t *ning'
fe|l'We Promise to
do Our Share.
Davis, Ropbr & Co.
Davis, Ropbr & Co.
Davis, Ropbr & Co.
Come and be Clothed:
Davis, Roper & Co.
arc hcic to mir.ister to your needs.
I lore's a Ray
The Cause of Distress is the G moral Feeling that
Tim m Must be "Hard."
Tne Second World Fair
is opening now at
t. E. BURNS & CO.
Two Stoics, one at ILirksdnlc,
and old stand near Little Knob,
S. U. Having enlarged our store
room for our Largo Stock of
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Groceries,
Hats, Millinery, Joans,
Woolen Suitings, Calicoes,
Tin and Glass Ware, Hard
ware, Furniture, Stoves,
and all kinds of Bargain Goods
that can be found. And it's so
cheap. Our Good8 must, shall and
will be'sold. Call and see Thomas,
because seeing is believing.
High and low arm Sewing Ma
We remain your faithful and
L. E. BURNS & CO.
Valuable property in the fity of
Laurens. The old Frosbytorian chuch
and lot containing about three acres.
The Church building is of brick, and in
the very best condit ion and can be e.in
verted into a splendid residence lot.
Also a very desirable building lot, next
to the new Baptist church, wit ha front
On Main street and on College stree t.
Both of these lots are vory convenient
to the business portion of town and
all tho churches and the graded school.
This is a good opportunity for inves
tors and porsons (It-siring to secure a
home in the thriving city of Laurens.
Communicate with J, O. C. Fleming
or II. V. Simpson, committee.
????of. K, >V. .SmiUIi. Prln. Oimiiorcinl enllofjo
ut Ky ifnlvoraliy, Lokington, Ky>, wm Awarded
MEEtAL AND DIPLOMA
liY THE V.'OW.D'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION,
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IQ0F~ Mail orders receive prompt
Sept. 25, '93-311.
N. A. Craio. W. C. Winters.
ion the pui1l1c by
S ich or 12 inch XV oil.".
We do our work economically
and guarantee satisfaction.
Mr. W. C. Winter will be glad
to Pfivo all needful information.
Nov. 7, 1893?3m
DR. W. H. BALI,,
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, IAURENS.
Q.VriOM Day^?Mondays and Tuesdays.
Glefji? Springs Water
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Chronic Hcptatitis, Jaundice, T<>rpor of
Liver, and general debility following upon malarial diseases.
Dropsy, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Constipation, Heinotrhoids,
Uterine, Renal and Cystic Diseases, Hcamaturia
and Catamanial derangements.
?FOR SALE BY?
TO L,Ef5;D WELL
lyleai^s to be u)eii
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THE FASTEST WHEEL SOLD. ?.>
g Sp2c<l, Comfort ond ?cauty *i; Combined. S
The horde of grotesque and ridiculous imitations which our
really phenomenal success lias brought t<> the surface is but another
flattering tribute paid by followers Lo their leader. We arc here
to lead in
Furniture, Carpeting, Chinaware, Stoves
and House Furnishi g Goods,
?hW~ Come to see us.
S. M. and E. H. WILKES k CO.
\]jnlor-s New Building.
mm. ?'. ^anfinr?? mm ara i
All Roads Load to Our Store
cuesHPjRK wo keep Dry Goods, Shoes, II its, Hardware
m I I 8^0CK8> School Books, 8tttiouory, in fuel nourly any article
m:^ ^ you m i.v vv oil. \\ i ? 11 t v' ? I i r el 98 Sowing MucllinOS Which
1 j&j vvt! <>H*er e:e;y.
Koopyonr oyoa open. Don'l allow anybody to switch you
^ i|off the track. \W aro the pooplc, Our accommodations aro
i I unsurpassed. Wo never mi 1< ..>i, '.:! load. We are produ
cers and regulator**?produce Hu kind of Roods you need and
\ \' H regulate tho price lo still your j ckothooks. Ooods never
IV H u (11! M> ( ^oap. Yo( somo im i uro si ill paying the sumo
w prices as bofore "paulc Ii mos," Th.il system is slow poisoning
ray &U to tho morchnnt and starvation lo iIh customors. We havo a
I P3"lively" nnmo and aro "lively" by tutIuro. With one d?tYnr in
j l^liiiuil we oftlmos secure two dollars' worth of Goods.
|j] I "How Do We Dispose of Them?"
DBy the same plan upon which wo bay?huy a bargain and
C. Hsoli a bargain. Our customors j^ot iln> bargains?wo make a
j Hliving profit and earn tho reputation Ol being "loader in
4 M prices."
iv H Ifour business methods tire satisfactory, ice have a
X* B right to ('/aim Your ftatronag'C,
J. O.C. FLEMING & CO.