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LAU RENS, 8. C, Oot. 2, 1894.
Up to 1832 theJPresldential candidate
of the Iromocrats was namod by a cau
cus of Congressmen; In that year the
convention plan was adopted. Mr.
Calhoun didn't like the schomo and
under his influenco South Carolina
took no part in naming the oandidato
for yoars. In tho meanwhile tho Stato
usually threw her voto In favor of the
democratic oandidato whoevor he
? '"ht l^e. Notwithstanding, however,
> powerful influence of Mr. Calhoun
uere was hero and there throughout
the State a tendency to mutiny against
his dictation and put the State In line
with the other States and join thorn In
naming tho candidates. At last, to
wards the close of tho fortios or carly
in tho flftlo8 tho rebellion took shapo
In the town of Georgetown, whoro a
dozen citizens called for a convention
to assomhle and r.asie donates to tho
National Democratic Nominating Con
vention. Outside of their little eotorlo
no attention was glvon the call. Thoso
dozen citizens usually mot on tho day
fixed In a back room, fiftoen by twenty,
and with groat, formality proceeded to
elect one or moro of their numbor as
dologatcs, the oholco usually falling
upon one General Commandor, a local
celebrity. This gentleman was a man
of stalwart proportions, a gonoral of
militia, and -in his port and bearing re
puted to have had all tho dignity
characteristic1, of that class of military
chieftains of tho period. Armod and
equipped with credentials furnished
by his llttlo back room cotorio, Com
mander attonded the National Conven
tion, onco at Baltimore cortalnly, was
duly recolvod and cast tho voto of tho
great State of South Carolina, naming
the oandidato of the great democratic
party fo>^e^re8ld"ency. Thoro tho
was In the tall person of Com
mander wonderod at and admlrod. It
Is related, that during tho ballotttng
tho Now York and Pennsylvania dele
gations would ask a suspension that
their dele-rates might rotlro tempo
rarily for .consultation; whereupon
leave would bo asked for tho South
Carolina delegation to rotlro to consult,
and Commander would inovo out with
Imposing bearing, followed by tho
wire-pullers and sharpors, anxious to
pull tho ono man carrying In his
pocket tho fifteen or twenty votes of
the Stato of South Carolina. Tho In
cident and the personago drew much
ridicule upon tho Stato and her roprc
resentatlvo, great fun was mado by
tho press, and notably by Col. Wilson,
a royal and glorious citizen of George
town, the editor of the local paper of
that town. South Carolina now oc
cupying a ridiculous attltudo boforo
the country by tho stylo of tho utter
ances of her public men and the ab
surd charactor of her chow-chow plat
forms, loads us to revive this llttlo
piece of history, to show that sho Is
not now for tho first time tho butt of
tho wits of tho country.
After tho death of Mr. Calhoun in
1850 under tho leadership of Orr and
Boyco the Stato was brought to join
tho other States in tho present plan of
nominations by national conventions.
Danger signals are Hung out all along
tho lines throatning disaster to tho
Democratic party. The violont attacks
*made by Ocalaltes or Populists such as
Tlllman against Cloyoland and tho
Democratic leaders In Congress, has
had its effect. Against McCuueism in
evory State in the South tho party Is
in tho throes of a death struggle
The South may pull through and still
present a solid front, notwithstanding
the Tlllmans and Watsons. Tho Wost
which our Governor proposes to unito
with has, barring tho landslide towards
Democracy two years ago, always boon
bitterly radical and antagonistic to the
South and all Southern Ideas, hopes
nn,d aspirations. Many Democrats who
now hold soats In Congross will bo re
tired to tho genial shades along tho
wide pralrlos of tho upper Mississippi
Valley. But thoro la greater danger
from another quarter. The South has
lmmomorlally had frlenda and tho
Democracy a Gibraltar against Radi
calism in Now Jersoy, Now York, and
still farther East in Connecticut and
Massacnu80tt9. Tho "wild wooly wes
torn" legislation upon financial ques
tions threatened by Tillinan and such
charlatans as tho South now sends to
Congress, has sllencod tho tonguos of
the great Democrats in those Statos,
latoly our friends. To omphasiso the
peril, New York has tyad to rocall
David B. Hill, tho groat leader of tho
Senate, tako away his commission nnd
put him In tho lead of her Democratic
hosts aa hor candidate for the Gover
norship of that Stato. Consorvativc
mon all over tho land, North, South,
East and Wost, who happon to own as
much as a cottage homo and a mulo aro
alarmed at t he dangorous throats to or
der and property implied in tho toach
ings and haranguos of tho now fanglod
Statesmen who have lately come to tho
front in tho South.
If the Republicans win this fall and
in 1800, tho Government In all its
branches passoa to their control, and
wo have tho restoration of Fedora 1
supervision of elections, tho McKlnloy
tariff, a singlo gold standard and a
monumental pension list, wo will know
to lay the curse at tho foot of Southern
and Western ranting Populists nnd
Tho llttlo prlvato Koloii.i Caucus,
suggesting Jagary Evans for Governor
held on tho 28th of August lost, is tho
invention of a Boston Yankee Presi
dent John Adams In his diary gives
tho history of the "caucus" and how it
was first workod. But If those shrewd
Yankees could como bock to torra
flrma and soo how their southern
cousins havo Improved upon their
crude original beginnings!
Gov. T? his recent, oan
vasa that tho demo. ty would
<l*!u,ir> f,.AAWM 4V.1,. f.. I I
Mankind have in all ages, historic
and prehistoric, been bewildered and
puzzled by riddles and ?Ireams and tho
sayings of tho wise, but a Joseph or a
Sampson has ncit- always boon at
hand to unfoid tholr dark meanings.
And in such oases the conditions aro
usually awkward and left-handed, as it
were. Tho Romans, bent upon any
'?elite: prise ,,f groat pith and mo
ment,'1 had groat officials in tho char
acter of sooth-sayors to oxamlno tho
entrails of the sncrlflcesand pronounce
upon tho significance of the illght of
birds. Tho Greeks usually rosorted
to Dolphl, where a most^ beauteous
priestess upon propor gifts gavo Dol
phlo answors to those who desired the^
advlco of Apollo. Tho answer was
Usually delivered in cant ions terms and
wa9 Invariably susceptible of various
constructions and tho worshippers re
tired happy and satisfied that they had
tho worth of tholr monoy. Alexander
prossing the fair maid for a fair and
squaro answer was told: "Go; you aro
irroslstlblc," and so ho inarchod into
As-ii conquorlng all boforo hlm.i
And this llttlo classic rcmlnisconco
Is recalled upon the "manifesto" of the
"organized democracy" which assem
bled at Columbia on tho 10th of Sep
tember last past. They adopted an
omnibus platform ombraciD? iM the
platforms of tho many parties now af
lllctlng tho country. This lesson of tho
Delphic Oracle works. All shades of
opinion, and all parties aro looled and
satisfied. Tho Reformers, the ""organ
ized," the stralghtouts, tho truo blues,
tho domocrats, tho Independents, the
Ocalaltos, tho Haskollitos, and, wo bc
llovo, Brother Sampson Rope, aro all,
not nlono satlsllod, but gratified. In
tho moanwhllo the outside world looks
on antLlaughs. But It is not the first
spoctaclo South Carolina has made of
* * *
Tho conference of truo democrats
acted wisely. It is too late to run a
tieket, howovor uneonseiablo it is to
ox pect a democrat to voto for a popu
list for Govornor. Many who partici
pated in the primaries hold themselves
committed and there is no use to arguo
against conscientious scruples. Lot
tho truo democrats hold themselves
roady to organizo for future good work
and tho opportunity to show their dis
cipline and intorest for tho wolfaro of
tho Stato and domocracy will not bo
long In presenting itsolf. "Bo patient
till tho last." Humiliation soonor or
later must como to thoso who have
placed the Stato in so shameful an at
"Thus consclonco docs mako cowards
of us all. * * * *
And enterprises of great pith and mo
With this regard their currents turn
And loso the name of action."
Stato ollicers arc elected in Georgia
to-morrow. The Pops will be snowed
under. It is pleasant to know that
our neighbors aro to have an unadul
terated democratic government.
Constitutional Con vent ion.
We print for the bencht of our rea
ders tho Joint Resolution of 1892, pro
viding for voting on tho 0 th of Novem
ber on the question of calling a Consti
tutional Convention. What the Ring
stora are"up to wo don't know and wo
suggest it behooves every sovorign vo
ter In Laurons to be advised beforo he
easts his ballot.
A Joint Rosolution to Provide for
tho calling of a Constitut ional Conven
tion is follows:
SECTION L* Be It resolved by tho
Scnato and Houso of Representatives
of tho Stato of South Carolina, now
mot and sitting in General Assembly,
and by the authority of tho same, That
tho question of calling a Constitutional
Convention of tho people of South Car
olina bo submitted to the qualified elec
tors of said Stato at the next goncral
elect ion, and If a majority of tho elec
tors qualified to vote for members of
tho General Assembly, voting on said
quostion. voto In favor of such Conven
tion, It shall bo tho duty of the General
Assembly, at thoir next session, to des
ignate tho time and plaeo and to pro
scribe tho manner of holding said
Skc. 2. That tho question of calling
said Constitutional Convention shall be
submitted to said qualified olectors in
tho following manner: Those In favor
of a Constitution shall deposit a ballot
with tho following words plainly writ
ton or prlntod thereon, to wit: "Con
stitutional Convention?Yes." Those
opposod to calling said Convention shall
deposit a ballot with tho following
words plainly written or printed
thoroon, to wit: "Constitutional Con
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Rocontiy an enthusiastic convention
of Piedmont counties assembled at
Rock Hill, having in viow tho attrac
tion o( immigrants to that section.
Andorsou, Chester. Fairflold, Green
ville, York and othor countios wore
represonted. Tho object is a good one.
Intelligent thrifty immigrants cannot
fail toglvo impetus to progress in this
part of tho South. We have only one
suggestion to muko to gentlemen active
in tho uiovomontand that is: He sure to
catch tho hare. Secure options on
lands lu advanco of tho tido of immi
grants. Let it bo understood that a
batch of fifty homoeeekers, wlthmonoy
in their pockots, have arrivod at York
villo and Groonville and in a twinkling
flvo dollar lands have jumped to
Mr. Klbort H?cker, of South Caro
lina, introduced Hines. No Goorginn
was competont to do tho job.?Atlanta
No doubt, thoy solected a man from
tho right latitude to do this job. Hines
is the populist candidate for Governor.
rings the changes on tho
Ere tho forming of frost, socioty
hero begins to think, not of neglected
dancing slippers, but of intellectual
food for tho winter. Roforo many
weeks have elapsed tho Ora fashion
ables will find themselves enveloped,
not in a maze of balls and germuns,
not reorganizing their euchre and
whist clubs, but in societies to dovolop
talents long dormant, getting up art
music and literary classes.
Tho first cntortninmcntof this series
will bo given by tho llttlo pcoplo's so
ciety, a plant organized and insti
tuted by Rov. J. J. Greer, now of Ab
bovllle, and loft under tho auspices of
Mrs. W. J. Fleming, whoso reputation
with such things is enviable This
club has some young ladios as mem
bors, who will make their debut in so
ciety this winter, and it bus been "tho
subject of remark that tho debutantes
are exceptionally pretty. Tho enter
tainment will take place in Thompson
Hall, on the night of tho 12th iust.
with an admission foe of ton conts. A
largo crowd is solicited. Quito an in
teresting program is being arranged.
The music will bo left with Mrs. J.
K. McClintock, an enthusiast on this
subject and a charming vocalist who has
many pleasing songs. Othor good mu
sicians will assist and somo young
ladies who havo taken special oiocution
have consented to recite. Of course
this insures tho presence of tho young
men. Their costumes will be, as tho
women folks declare, "dreams." A
lino play has boon selected, the people
best suited to personate each charac
ter will bo chosen and the production
will be given with much smoothness
and finish. So come ono and all.
Isn't Clinton ready to advertise "A
lost merchant,"' if so ask Ora about it.
Mr. Warren Ulakclv loaves Monday
for Due West. Mr. H. will take the
senior course in Erskine.
Misses Alice and Bella Bryson visited
their old school friend, Mrs. Will J.
Bailey, of Clinton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Creenleaf, of Spartan
burg, visited here this week. Also
Miss Nannie Pearson, of Woodruff.
Miss Lidio Thompson has been
elected teacher of the Woodvillo High
School near Edon. We consider tho
patrons quite fortunato as Miss T
has enjoyed rare educational advan
Mr. L. Frank Pearson, the invinci
ble trader, the staunch Tilhnanito, is
through here, every few days, buying
up all surplus cattle at reasonable fig
Hunter Bros, lost a fine mule last
We now have three cotton seed men.
The stores seem to bo on a boom.
means so much more than
you imagine?serious and
fatal diseases result from
ftrifling ailrytents neglected.
Don't plqi'with Nature's
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The Bridge on Duncan Creek, nt Pet*
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and (he eomntis&ioners reserve tho right
to reject any nnd all bids. Ity order of
Board. R. P. adair,
8opt. 12, 1891?II?Mt.
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25 to 50 per cent lower than ever before. Our
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ASHVILI.B, N. C, April 2.|th, 1893.
An extended clinical use of the Harris Lithia Water prompts me to
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Very truly yours, JOHN IIEY WILLIAMS, M. D.
New Orleans, La., Sept. ist, iSy.j.
Messrs Harris Lithia Water Co:?Gentlemen?I received through
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this valuable water, highly charged with Lithia, and regard tlicm with
tavor in the treatment of Gout and Rheumatism.
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Professor of Chemistry and Medical Jurisprudence, Tulanc University
Sept. 24, 1894-2m
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?f Mintcr's Now Building.
Closing Out-Parasol Sale.
Is one \vln? saves her husband's
dollars. One who has the tact
and ability to obtain with 50
COllt? a dollars* worth of goods.
How to buy, when to buy, and
where to buy, arc three things
she is master of.
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in hifl Oflico on Saturday of each week,
until further notice.
\ THOIL J. DUOKETT,
Valuable property In the city of
Laurons. Tho old I rosbytorlnn onuoh
and lot containing about throe acres.
Tho church building Is of brick, and in
tho very best condition and can be con
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A-lso n very dosirnblo building lot next
to the new Baptist church, with a front
on Main street and on Collogo stroet.
Both of these lots aro very convenient
to tho business portion of town and
all tho churchos and tho graded school.
This 1? a good opportunity for Invos?
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homo lnttho thriving city of Laurons
Cominfinlcato wjlth J. ?. C. Flem1
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