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Bu?sorlptton Price 12 Months, $1.60.
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
" W. W. HALL. EDITOR.
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W. W. BALL,
WS, S. C, May l?, 1894.
juprenie ?Qourt has construed
itruotlon of tbo liquor laws as
tand on tho statute books of tho
It Is doeldod that munloi
?lc8, nor powers, can grant 11
809 to rotall spirituous liquors and
wtantlally that it Is* unlawful to ro
,1 or sell tho same within tho borders
,. tho State. Noithor tho Stato, as a
corporation, "don't you know," Govor
nor Tlllman nor the jioorest subject
can now disponso for filthy lucro tho
ardont article which so many of our
follow citizens, it seems, so ardontly
Gov. Tlllman got it "in the neck"
when tho dispensary wont "whoro tho
woodbine twlnoth"; tho whlskoy men
wore thereupon in high feather and
the decree wont forth from tho Reform
Cress that tho Supreme Court had been
subsidized by the barkeepers; now tho
barkeepers uro complotoly knocked
viit-and. towns and cities are swelter
ing in the soup. Nobody will bo
pleased. Governor Tlllman's undcr
' taking to apply tho experiment of a
Georgia small town to a big Stato
brings him notoi-ftty and a sad experi
ence; it will bo written In indelible
characters that ho had a law passed
that required to arm mon alroady red
handed In human gore to enforce Tho
prohibitionist will bo disappointed be
cause tho statutes aro inadequate to
prevent traffic in an article of which
? a groat body of the people aro con
sumers; the towns and cities will bo
disgruntled because they must endure
all tho ovils resulting from whiskey
without the compensating rcvenuos or
2 ^lnart^rootffnaiT from Itrr control. It
Is a natural result. Sumptuary laws
cannot be onforecd in South Carolina
to begin with. Again, the genius of a
people must bo studied and rogarded
when laws aro to be made for them:
they must be educated up to and pre
pared in sentiment for such laws and
social regulations as are proper for
their government. Wo were doing
vory woll: the high license system had
? passed beyond tho oxporlmontal stage
and all civilized communities, with po
lice regulations, reposed in its adop
South Carolinians of all people aro
incongruous, inhomogeneous, and
withal sensitive of tho invasion of the
rights of the humblest. They manage
to got together when the outside world
crowds thorn: thoy will resent tam
pering with thoir rights by their own
household and discontent and disorder
Wo aro not bettor than other people:
wo not aro leading tho othor nations
I and states. Thon, wo might bo con
j tent t&.koop pace with them in rogulat
Tng^the* ? 'ftppotites of our neighbors.
Lot us go slow; study tho social
problems as thoy arise: put wise men
s at tho helm; roliovo the social pioneer
corps; cease wild experiments: mend
and laugh at our past blunders: get to
gethor. Reformers are apt to moot the
fate of Martyrs: in tho ease of tho In
dividual tho sacrlllco is immaterial:
b?at great communities should make
hasto Blowly and take no risks involving
the prosperity and happinoss of mani
fold thousands. Tho elephant is on our
hands in tho shape of a big stock of
tanglo log and tho puzzling question:
What will wo do with it?
Statistics aro published of the almost
billion deposits of tho people of the
United States In savings banks. Tho
West makes but a poor show and the
South is "not in it." Massachusetts
and New York have the majority over
all tho rest. What wonder tho aver
ago" lifo of man is dwindling so fast up
North! What sleepless nights theso
poor Yankees must spend for tho fear
all this money will be spirited away!
Whattorror of burglars! "Uneasy lies
tho head that wears a crown." Indeed
it cannot bo long until those money
kings will divido to secure peaceful
nights. Just wait.
Vf* Do learning and intogrityqualify for
tho ormlno of a Judge or do political
i qualifications? An old joke runs
thusly: A certain Eastern I'rinco held
to tho doctrine that the moon was
square and not round. Ho had a lcnrn
od lawyor in his dominion who he want
ed as a Judge. But this ablo Judge on
examination held tho moon a round
hotly and so another gentleman of in
ferior attainments was solected and
duly Installed. Subsequently tho two
aspirants mot wlion tho bcaton party
pointod to tho moon at he? full and put
the matter to tho now Judgo, who
answering said: Woll it docs have a
mighty round appearance to bo so
squaro a thing.
At tho rosidonco of the Chinese Min
ister at Washington tho othor day a
gas bill was presented on reddish white
paper, tho mourning color in their
country and tho interpreter being ab
sent thoy concluded somo great official
was dead. Thoy got thoir tom-toms
and ralsod a groat nolso after tho man
ner of thoir country. Just so whon
tho bill ronchos tho country editor for
a bunch of spring chickons.
Balfour, loador of tho conservatives,
in his spooch on the Budget in tho
English House of Commons intimated
that the Liberals wore not advancing
tho millonlum. Tho progress in that
direction scorns a little tardy on this
side tho water.
Anothor groat cotton factory Is to
bo built In Spartanburg county. Tho
''Old Iron District" would sot tho pace
for the rost of tho Stato, but thoy do
not know tho right foot from the loft
and can't tako tho step.
"???siana Democrats ?pd a bitter
An Old NIM-,
In reviewing what wo arc doing thoy
usually style it: "Tho Industrial South."
If we could only have a little divorsion
and divert our industries from cotton
to homo supplies we would hour loss
frequently of bringing capital to tho
South." Capital would soon bo croatcd
on tho ground und stay here and bolug
bore would Und employment. We aro
as industrious a people as inhabit the
earth?in fact ^lt is all work and no
play, year in and year out. Wc aro
ongaged in furnishing tho great big
world with cheap raw material to ex
orcise its skill upon, and return to us
at fancy prices. Whon wo no longer
look to tho West but raiso our peas,
plndars, potatoes and pork, wo will
havo piping tlmos of peace and there
will be loss eoneern as to whon the
campaign shall open.
Grovor Cleveland has gone fishing.
With his environment ho Is excusable
for attacking tho "doni/.ons of another
sphere." There should bo somo even
ing of things.
* * *
Coxoy's headquarters in Washington
aro unhealthy and against sanitary
regulations, and he must movo. Tho
moving causo of Coxey is the big eon
f * *
Coxoy may take consolation; thero
will bo plenty of "soreheads" in the
country about "when the swallows
* * *
Tho Stato Democratic Executive
Committee, of which Senator Trby is
chairman, it is understood, will moot
tho 7th of June.
* * *
The Duvallolub of Jacksonville, Ein.,
is in tho Supremo Court of that State
and Jim Corbott and Charlie Mitchell
aro In London town.
* * *
Coxoy's head stood tho racket very
well until it collided with that of a
New York Congressman.
* * *
South Carolina is in her sober mo
ments at last.
Why She Is Keeping Her Mouth Shut.
Kansas City, Mo., May 10.?Mrs.
Mary P, Lease, the Populist leader, is
dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
Grandmother ol* Her Country.
The ceremony of unveiling a splen
did monument to Mary, the mother of
Washington, at Eredcrioksburg on
Thursday last was honored with Hie
presence of both the President and Vice
MmM ? \
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Never fail to relieve Dyspepsia,
Constipation, and Headache.
"I have proved the value of o|
Ayor's Pills in relieving dyspep- oi
sin and headache, villi which ?J
complaints] was so long troubled
that neither the doctor nor my- o
self supposed I should over bo ojj
Well again. Tluougll Hie use of ?j
the above lnedieine I am better g?
than I have been for years."? o
A. ?askill,Versailles, 111. o
"I have used Aver's Tills for
15 years as a cathartic in liver o
complaint, and always with ex- ?
tremely benollclnl effect, never 5
having had need of other modi- o
eine. ' I also give Ayer'fl I'illsto o
my children, when 'they requin
aii aperient, and the result is al
ways most satisfactory." ? A. <5
A.Eaton,Contro Coinvay,N.II, ?,
"Having been severely afflicted o
with costlvoness, I was induced o
to try Ayer's Pills. Thoir use bus
effected a complete cure, and 1 ?
can confidently recommend tliein o
to all similarly afflicted."-? C. A. 9
Whitman, Nlpomo, Cal
AYER'S PILLS g.
Received Highest Awards ojj
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR 5Jj
UNDER SELL IS OUR MOTTO
?We keep a full line of?
Shoes, Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions,
Hats, Millinery, Jeans, Cal
icoes, Cottonades, Woolen
Suitings, Hardware, Stoves,
and BIG LINE of
just arrived and they are Bargains
for you to share.
We have also a full line of St.
Josephs' Family Medicines which
we guarantee to be the best in the
'A'e can give you bargains in
??< AND r?
New Goods arriving wcekTy.
Call and see them, for seeing is be
We remain your faithful and
L. E. BURNS & OO.
mm . J. T. Garrett, Manager of
Store at Barksdalc, S. C.
L. E. Burns, Manager r ,'
Store at Little Knob, S. C.
DR. W. H. BALI,,
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, UllREHS.
MBIIlfSil I IIIHtWiallHHIIlMl.'Ulli
After Approach of Death, New Lifo
, by Taking Hood's. ?'
Mr. Wm. E. GreenhoUm
"For four years I was In Intens? suffering
with aa abscess on my Uilgh. It discharged
freely and several times
Pieces of Bone Came Out.
Last February 1 had to tako my bed for four
weeks, and then It was I began to tako Hood's
Baraap&rllta. Lsoon got on my foet, but was
very weak und f.ent to tho Maryland Univorslty
hospital, whore they BnM my trouble was clironlo
blood poisoning and gave me little hopo. I ro
turticd home and COUtluued taking Hood's. I
have us : ' I ix bottles and tho abscess has en
tirely <u ;. inrcd, and I have been lu
Pino HcaUh Ever 8lnce.
I know if i' had not been for Hood's Sarsapa
rllln I slmul l '? o i.i my gravo. I have gained la
v.; i froin ' :r .1 yoarngo to wo pounds to-day.
He ? ^s^Gur?s
i ? . ? . r.iaparlllaforitoll." Wm.B.
C ? : : 12 Uauovcr fit., Baltimore,Ifd.
?:.: ? 5'a ' cure liver tili, constipation,
i. ,. 'cs^iukheadaeho, iadlgcattoUa
Notice is hereby given thai, as the
law directs, after the first Monday in
July next the books for tho registration
of voters will closo until after the gen
eral election in November of this year.
As there remains only two days more in
which to Register, viz: tho first Mondays
in June and July, thoso Interested will
govern them:;. Ivos accordingly. Office
in Shorifr Office.
Q. P. SMITH,
Supervisor Registration Laurcns Co.
FOR THE INDUSTRIOUS.
If you want work that isplonsantand profitable,
send us your address immediately. We teach men
and woincu how to earn from 85.00 per day to
t)a,ooo per year without having had previous
experience, and furnish the employment at which
they can make that amount. Nothing ditlictilt to
learn or that requires much tliiio. The work is
easy, healthy, and honorable, ami can be done dur
ing daytime or evenings, right In your own local
ity, wherever yon live. TllO rcitult of n few
hours' work often oqnala a week's wngea.
We have taught thousands of both sexes and all
nges, and innny havo laid foundations that will
surely bring them riches. Sonic of the smartest
men in this country owe their success in life to
the start given them while in our employ years
ugo. You, reader, may do as well: try it. You
cannot fail. No capital necessary. WO lit you out
with something that is new, solid, and sure. A
book brimful of advice is free to all. Help your,
self by writing for it to-day ? not to morrow.
Delays nre costly.
E. C. ALLEN & CO.,
WtT TYPEWRITERS, )
Cash or Installments.
New Machines traded for old
ones. A well equipped
Gonzales & Withers,
Are very essential when a
person is ill and . adulterat
ed medicines cannot possi
bly have the curative
powers like wholesome
DE. B. P. POSET
keeps nothing hut the best and
purest Drugs and Medicines
and people wanting anything
in my line will do well to call.
I also carry a large stock of
Teilet Articles, Staticncry, Tebacca,
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,
Mo F. F?)^1E?9
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST
Parti08 wanting Guano and Acid do
lived anywhere in Laurens County will
save money by seeing or writing
P. D. BOLT,
Alma, S. C.
i&T I sell six differont bra nds, tf
Wti HAVE NOT
WE HAVE NOT
the earth at and bcluw cost.
the greatest aggregation of mer
chandise ever shown on the Amer
WE H.AVE NOT
uul in 1 Iiis way induce you to buy
a general hill in which we can
burn you up with profit.
we think a line of goods not equaled in cx
colcncy of quality and reasonableness of
value in Lnurcns County.
we know the good opinion o( the trading
not gained the confidence of the trade by
practicing deception and palming ofl'good|
of inferior quality at the price of first-class
determined thai our Stock shall be the lar
gest and our prices as low as the lowest.
If you want good Goods and not trash, if you want the Lowest
prices money and judgment can buy, if you want polite attention we
will be pleased to have you inspect our three big rooms and let us name
you a few prices.
DRY GPODS PALAOE
Livite Laureus and vicinity to call and examine their grand
display of Nobby Spring Clothing, Lovely Scarfs, Ties, Bows, also
;i magnificent display of Dress Shirts, Negligee Shirts, Collars,
Culls, liclts, etc.
Out* Stock is Immense
And our prizes are lower than ever. Some people talk of t,/it'nc
Sales" and "Slaughter Sales" but when we talk the whole com
munity knows it means something.
We -pay C?SJI Joy all 10c buy, and know thai none undersell us.
Men's Suits from $2.00 to $30.00 j;Boys' Suits from 50CIS to $15 ;
Boys' Knee Pants from 15c. to $1.50.
The finest line of Ladies and Misses Shoes and Slippers that can
be found, at prices thai will please
Our line of Men's Shoes and Hats
are well selected and Cheap.
We have built up oar trade by pulling down ju ice.;, and the singe
ing, scorching red hot demand for cash makes the
sale at our store a lively event.
Come one, Come, all, and see what we can do for you.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.,
The People's Clothiers.
11 m GENTLEMEN.
S4 and $3.50 Dress 3hoe.
o.?o Polled Shoe, 3 8c?!q?3
$2.50, 82 for Workingmen.
i': and for Boy*.
LADIES AND MISSES,
$3, $2.60 $?, $i,76
CAUTION.?If up-/ donVv
offers you \v. I.. Douglas
Bltooc >>t rs reduced pvlco,
^SJV ov BftJ 1 ! :i 11..mm With*
oufi O'o niiino Stamped
vor ttao bottom,put him
lio'.vn nu ii fraud.
W. L. D?UC1L.AO Shoes are stylish, easy fitting, and give boiler
satisfaction at the prices Advertised than any other make. Try ono pair and bo con
vinced. The stamping of W. L? Douglas' name and price on the Ijottoin, which
gtiArantec8 their value, snves thousands of dollars nniuinlly to lb iso who wear Ihcin.
Dealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain cust? mcrs, which helps to
increase the sales on their full line of goods, Thoy can afford to soil r.t .? le^n profit
und wo bMIovo you cam i.^vo money l?.v baying nil your fool 1 <?>' tho <i -:;t(??? Rdvo?
tlsea bolow. Cn?tloguo froo upou a;)j>licntluu. W. DOUGLAS? Urockten, Mans.
fpT For Sale by THE LAUKENS CASH COMPANY.
Laurens, S. C.
Valuable property In the olty ol
l.anrens. The. old Presbyterian onuoh
und lot containing about ihren aoros.
Thd church building is of brick, and In
iho v?ry best condition und ?-an bo oon?
vortod Into a splendid resldonco lot.
Also n very doslrable building lot noxt
to the now Baptist church, with u front
on Main stroot and on Coilogo stroot.
Moth of tllOSC lots uro very convenient
to the bUSlnC88 portion of town and
all the churches and thograded school.
This is a good opportunity for inves
tors and persons doslrlng it> soouro u
homo in the thriving olty of l.univns.
Communicate with J. O. C. Fleming
or lt. Y. Simpson, committee
E. J. O'CONNOR
008 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
CHOICE OLD W II isKl Ks,
AND LIQUORS OF A.LL KINDS.
The Largest Liquor
House in the South.
Mail orders receive prow/.
Hammer Away 'Till You Wako 'Kin Up.
Wl?o is Tigere?
. j.. ?. C. FLEMING & CO. l>lease ?pc" y?ur <loor a"a
et us in. \\ e are knocking ;'l the doors <>t every house within a
?adius of twenty miles, with greater inducements than it
ever I efore has been pur privilege to offer, and we feel sale in
el.liming the "middle ot the road." Other merchants will find it
difficult l<> step to our low prices.
We have cut the prices, and "cut
them deep." On some articles
WC have cut the prices in the
middle?some on one side and
some on the OtllO.*. Some things
are clone from necessity and some from choice. In this case
w e act from both. We have the goods and must sell them?that's
necessity. The first loss is always the best?that's choice.
Turn a deaf ear to this announcement and you allow gain to
turn to loss.
Rapping I Rappragl
Loud and Long
Do Tou Hear?
J.O. C. FLEMINGS CO.
>re very c
iad to see
>u at our STO$?I3>
.v,..; will Talk tos '^liomsolvo?.
V S fife
RAMBLERS ARK THE BEST. Can sell you any make ot
Bicycle? Qbmc and figure with us on the price.
?. ? mam
Furniture. Chrpating, Chmwire, Stoves
and House Fur lishl ig Goads,
S.M. and E, H. WILKtS & CO.
Minter's \ew Building
Glet)t) Sprigs Water
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Chronic UoplatUis, Jaundice, Torpor ot
Idver, and genornl (lohillty following upon malarial digensC3.
Dropsy, Diarrhoea, Dysentery,Constipation, tlomoirhoids,
Uterine, Renal and Cystic Disoasos, Meamaturia
and Catatnanial derange
->FOR SALE \BY?