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?NS, 8, O., Feb. 19, 1898.
A Short Story.
rons drug company sell a
>apor, a pint of ink, a dozen
i, a dozen five cent ioad pen
>ottlo of Boston Waterproof
for a quarter.
owing is the record of Lau
at tho recont intermediate
on in tho South Carolina
an, J. W. Ferguson, dls
1 in Eugli8h, History and
ore; J. J. McSwain highly
hod in Latin, Greek, English,
fathematlos, chemistry, Pcd
>per?l HoiUP Jjext Tuesday.
Jkler, the strong man, will
torosting little snow in tho
lso, on Tuesday 20th inst.?
?< ?parod a squadron of ships
\ engago in battle as natural
1 'ho naval confliot hotweon
*vr and Merriraac will repre
1 tho most thrilling scones of
nr. and tho othor features
o be equally as interesting
tor ic and instructive point of
inoo for tho bonofit of tho
ill be given in tho afternoon
a. Admission 10 cents for
rown people 26 conts.
?n for night ontertainniont
25 and 35 conts.
jsday last the Stockholders
>sed Cotton Mill to ho built
(1 in this city, met in the
o with W. H. Martin Esq
.? and Mr. T. D Lake acting
y. Tho meeting was largoly
mbraolng tho whole coramu
mng clerks with just living
kihg^fhen and those of more
trengtm in our midst. All
ontly \ earnest men with
s purpose to unite In a busl
o, not !so much In thoir own
crest asVln tho interest and
jut of ouir town und homes,
dontly a | fooling that ought
ivated, b?cuu8_o ns a commu
nity we wilTrnake no" progress "tf"por-~
sonal and selfish motlvos are suffered
to divido our resources and strength.
Let every man strong or weak show
himself ready to yield somothing of
self interest and our town must grow,
and its growth must accrue to tho ad
vantage of ovory individual in the
elty and extend its holp to all through
out the county.
A majority of the stock being ropro
sented a committeo roported for Di
rectors W. E. Lucas and V. M. Mont
gomary of Spartanburer, and J. O. C.
Fleming, Albert Dial, J. W. Ferguson,
J. W. Todd and J. P. Simpson who
were elected. Two other directors
are to bo chosen by tho elected Direc
tors and thoy will probably come from
outside the State' A committee con
sisting of Messrs. Lucas, Ferguson and
W. L. Gray were appointed to roport
suitable by laws. The meeting then
adjournod subject to tho call of tho
Chairman. Subsequently tho Direc
tors elected M r. W. E. Lucas as Presi
dent and Troasuror. Again wo urgo
let all unlto to push this vonturo to
Tho Court of Gonoral Sessions
promptly opened at 10, a. m., yostor
day. Judge James Aldritch presiding,
Solicitor Sehumpert and Stenographer
Campboll being prosont. Eighteen
Grand Jurors, and thirty-six Petit
Jurors, answered to thoir names, not a
man falling, a thing unrocorded in tho
annals of tho Court. His Honor charg
ed tho Grand Jury brlfly as to thoir du
'tles. this being tho first term and thoy
having to sorvo during tho year. His
Honor particularly advortod to tho ed
ucational interest of tho County as vi
tal to tho wolfare of tho peoplo in this
period of brain work, and various om
ploymonts requiring education.
The Solicitor submitted a number of
bills for tho consideration of tho Grand
Monday noxt was fixed by His Honor
for tho trial of civil Jury cases. So
tho Juries will bo discharged until that
day after tho disposition of criminal
trials, which will probably bo not be
fore Thursday evonlng. Partlos and
witnesses in jury cases nood not bo
present until Monday next at 0:30, a.m.
Tho trial of Mathew C. Cunningham
charged with tho murdor of Wilson H.
Boyd is fixed for to-day at 10 o'clock.
During tho morning hours a nogro
standing noar tho bar fell In an opiloc
tlc fit and was promptly carried out.
In the case of Wado Robortson and
Joseph Barr, assault with intent to kill,
Barr was acquitted and Wado Robert
son convlctod with a rccommondatlon
to morcy. Sontonco 4 months in Pen
John Sullivan pleaded guillty to
stealing live stock.
The following truo bills havo been
returned; The Stato vs. Sam Fowler
and Sam Griffith, murdor; Stato vs.
Alford Carlislo, murder; Stato vs. Wash
Parks, murder; Tho Stato vs. Peter
Heath, breaking car to commit folony;
Stato vs. Truss Philips, assault with
intent to commit rape.
At this writing tho probabilities are
that tho sessions or criminal court will
not conclude before Thursday aftor
Tho Stato vs. Wash Owens, murder,
Frank Perry, white, houso breaking
and larcony, .
Troublo in getting school books and
stationery of right kinds at tho right
price is about over?tho Laurons Drug
Co. did It.
Lot us show you our Oil Hoaters, for
heating your rooms. Got our prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
For Sale or Kent on Easy
Terms?-Tho house lately occupied
by Dr. J. T. Poolo. Apply to
J. A. Bakbdale,
President National Bank.
Now hasn't thia snow been -bad.?
Isn't it cold. We supposo you aro still
eating, no mattor about tho woathor.
Somotnlng usual for us to eat Isn't it?
It's bad to have your wife try to cook
on that worn out Stove. Lot us show
you our Sunny South, with its guar
antee and price.
8. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Can you think? Then what is your
opinion of our homo mado ox tracts of
Tho I .aureus Drug Co.
Do you ovor got tired? Would you
llko to savo your shoo soles? And wear
out your pants? If you aro, wo arc of
fering a Genuine Huttan (no willow)
Rocking Chair $1.00. Soo thorn in front
of our Storo.
S. M. &E. H. WilkoB&Co.
Fresh garden sood in bulk and pa
pers at Dr. Poscy's Drug store, at rea
aonable prices, and this means ho will
not be undersold.
?> My Doar Friends: When we wrote
you last fall wo the twin brothers were
oolobrating the birth of our twin storos,
the Furniture and China Stores. Since
hen we have boon busy nursing them,
nd they havo grown wonderfully.?
'ou would hardly know them. Thoy
?mprovod so much.
X M. A' F. II. Wilkes & Co.
In and About Laurens for
the Week Gone By.
( Ol in DOINGS OF JUDGE AND
Coming? and Goings of the People
and Some Interesting Mews
Judge Watts, of the 4th Circuit, is
in tho city.
Numbers of small birds are reported
killed by the recent cold.
Attorney 8. M. Pilgrim of Spartan
burg, is attending the Court.
Col. L. W. Perrin of the Abbeville
Bar, is attcndfng tho Court on profes
Seek the Opei*a House on Friday
evening noxt and have several good
During last week a convention of tho
young mons ohristlan association of
tho Stato was held at Alken.
Mrs. T. F. Jones, of Curthbort, Ga.,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. N. Wright.
Mr. George F. Young was a guest of
tho Mansion House, Greenville, on
There was an old timo "Ingun hug"
wrestling match on tho publlo square
on Tuesday last. The boys not in it on
Tho marrigo of Mr. John T. Duncan
of Nowborry to Miss Louise Thomp
kins, daughter of Stato Secretary
Thompkin8, is announced.
Clinton is talking Cotton Factory and
Clinton performs when she promises.
Tho first thing anybody knows wo will
bo a suburb of Clinton.
The Spartanburg Herald spoaks of a
roceptlon tendered Miss Luto Wright
by Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Simpson on
Friday evening last.
Tho Newberry and Laurons R. R.
did tho handsome thing Monday in
sending a train to Clinton to bring
parties and Jurors interested in tho
"Rfr. BttrTMrs. J.'T. Johnson oT^gpat*
tonburg aro with relatives hore this
weok. Mr. Johnson Is looking after
client's interests, Court being in session
Miss Elizabeth Watts and Mr. W. P.
Hudgens aro to bo married at tho rosl
donce of tho brido'a father, Col. J.
Washington Watts, noar Mountvlllo,
at 12 a. m. on Wodnosday.
Miss May Dibblo camo down from
Spartanburg, on Monday tc attend tho
marriage of Miss Mary Garrett and Mr.
W. O. Prenti8s, which is to take placo
Young Bros. & Blakely havo com
pleted a handsome and commodious
hotel at Clinton. A Valentino ball
gavo to -this elegant caravansary
a pleasant warming on Thursday night
last. Tho belles and boaux of Laurens
There is a vory good Canning Fac
tory plant; in tho city and wo hope
somo ono of our enterprising citizens
will tako hold and oporato it this sum
mer. It will givo remunorativo em
ployment to needy persons and furnish
a market for surplus vegetables and
fruits. Now is tho timo to pitch a crop
for tho cannery.
Dr. William P. Jacobs Is on tho At
lantic Main on route to tho far East.
He will visit tho Holy Land and other
points of interest in Asia and Europe.
His friends throughout our land will
bespeak for him a happy voyago and
safe return to tho vory many at home
to whoso happiness ho has 'devoted a
life timo of loving devoted labor and
Mr. James T. Bacon of Edgefield,
will dollver his popular lecture, "An
Old Man's Kranky Kaleidoscope," In
tho Opera Houso Friday evening. The
pPoss havo said many complimentary
things of tho lecture and of Mr. Ba
con's manner of delivering it and
doubtless all who tako advantage of tho
opportunity to hear him will congratu
late thom8olvo8. Tho admission fee will
bo for grown folks, 25 conts, for chil
dren 15 cents. If you want to enjoy
yourself go out on Friday evening.
During the extreme woathor of tho
last six weeks the. laboring population
of tho town both white and colored,
but largely tho colored people, those
dependant upon continuous work, have
beon hard put to avoid suffering. Char
itable persons have largely contributed
to thoir relief already. It would bo
woll however for the Mayor to request
a commltteo of three gentlemen, who
could meet three evenings In tho weok,
to whom applications for relief could
bo made. Our citizens would readily
contribute to tho commltteo to moot
Tradition tolls about a cold Friday
or a cold Saturday in the early days of
tho century. But last Wednesday
night takes tho cake so far as any re
cord has boon kept for the present gen
eration horoabouts. Early risers on
Thursday morning found the mercury
way down in tho column?threo de
grees below zero. There seems to bo
no doubt about tho figure as several
reliable parties made observa
tion. Somebody will be claiming that
the seasons aro changing. But watch
tho sun and he will have his usual alti
tude about tho 20th of March.
Our old friend tho blizzard struck
homo with violence on the evening of
Friday last and snow and sleet followed
fast and furious until Saturday morn
The Atlanta Woman's Suffrage Con
South Carolina's delegation consist
ed of Mrs. Virginia Durant Young, of
Fairfax, Mrs. Viola Neblett, of Groon
vlllo, Mrs. Mary Putnam Gridley, of
Greenville, Mrs. Annie Hemphlll
Neuffor. of Abbevillo, and Robi. R.
Homphill, editor of this paper.?Mary
Hemphlll in Abbevillo Medium.
Good for I,aureus.
Tho Herald congratulates Laurens
on her pluck and determination to keep
paco with tho procession by building a
cotton mill. There is additional cause
for congratulation upon the oholco of a
president and troasuror. W. E. Luoas
is a young man, but his ability as a
maim; er i. aSSUl'Cd. Ho - is bound tO
succeed, and while wo regret that he
did not soo his way el oar to build tho
mill In Spartanburg wc aro glad that
ho will still be in touch with us. Mr.
Lucas possesses tho necessary qualifi
cations for a groat mill man and ho
will prove a very valuable acquisition
to Laurens in many ways.?Spartan
I havo opened iu connection with my
otbor business. In Robertson Building,
(next to post offlco) a pawn office. Mon
ey advanced on Jewcrly, Watches,
Kings: Diamonds, Furniture, Buggies,
Carriages and Household Articles for
thirty days. If not redeemed in tho
time will bo sold for loans.
W. C. MVEKB.
The Delineator fer March
I* the great spring number, and In
our opinion is the finest issue of this
popular magazlno that has yet been
published. All the departments are
unusually well filled, and the fashions
have an increased value though being
the first authoritative pronouncement
of the Spring. The chief feature of the
literary matter is a most comprehen
sive chapter on cards: their Uses and
Etiquette, by Mrs. Roger A. Pryor,
this being the first of a series entitled
the Social Code. There Is also a very
Interesting first artlole on tho Exper
iences of Life at a Training School ft r
Nurses, with an introduction, by Mrs.
Frederic Rhinelander Jones. Woman
as a Musician is the subject of a "Con
versation" between Edith M. Thomus
and Dr. SR. Elliott, to which is ap
pended a dolightful bit of verse by Miss
Thomas. Mrs. Carrie M. Dearborn,
ex-Principal of the Boston Cooking
School, writes of the Teaehing of
Cookery as an Employment for Women,
and Josephine Adams Rathbone of A
Girl'u Lifo and Work at the University
of Michigan. Mrs. Longstreet has an
instructive paper on tho Care of tho
Hands and Feet, Mrs. Maude C. Mur
ray contributes another ohapter to her
interesting serios on the Relations of
Mother and Son, and Mrs. Wltherspoon
continues her entertaining gossip in
Around tho Tea-Table. Pleasurable
and profitable employment is found in
Burnt Work?H. K. Fobes, Venetian
Iron Work?J Harry Adams, and Crepe
and Tissue Papers?Tllllo Roomo Lit
toll. The housewife will find much of
valuo In the Care of Silver, Cookery for
tho Month and Hints on Serving Lem
ons, and the faney workor will appre
ciate tho new designs, in Knitting,
Netting, Tatting, etc. Begin a sub
scription with this number. n
Dr. Porkhurst'8 first article to wo
men in The Ladies Homo Journal has
proved so popular that tho ontlro hugo
edition of the February Issue of tho
magazine was exhausted within ten
days, and a second edition of 45,000 cop
ies has been printed.
We aro having somo of tho coldost
weather we havo had.
William Spoon visited his son at Fork
Shoals last weok.
The Poplar Springs Church called
Rev. A. C. Stopp to supply them
this year on last second Saturday. Tho
Church sent Mr. James Simpson and
Mr. M. J. Owings to Inform Rov. A. C.
Stopp of tho call. Thoy report that ho
will bo at tho sold Church on Saturday
before tho fourth Sunday In this
Rabbits aro having a hard time of it
ftt this writing. Some say. thoy havo
killed as many as 35 in ono day. ' ^
"Bacteria do not occur in tho blood
or in tho tissues of a healthy living
body, either of man or tho lower an
imals." So say8 the celebrated Dr.
Koch. Other doctors say that tho best
medlcino to rondor tho blood perfectly
pure and healthy is Ayor's Sarsaparilla.
I bog to withdraw my namo as a
candidato for Alderman. Business ob
ligations will prevent mo from serving
if olected. L. S. Fuller.
Laurens, S. C, Fob. 18th, '95.
When so many people aro taking and
deriving benefit from Hood's Sarsa
parilla, why don't you try it yourself?
It is highly recommended.
Remaining in the Post Office at Lau
rens, S. C, unclaimed, for the week end
ing Feb. 18, 1895:
A?Anderson, Mrs. (Barbor).
B?Brown, J C; Biggs, J W; B?wdon,
C?Craddock, Miss Cindy, col.
G?Goforth, J D?2.
H?Hudgons, Solomon, Humphris,
M?McCnn, Dr. J M; McKimiell, W:
Martin. Mrs. F B -
O?Osburn, Mrs P G M; Osburn, Mrs
E M; Poaroy, Rev. J H.
S?Streoter, T J; Simpson, Edwin.
T?Todd Sc Wilkins.
W?Wright, Miss Maggie.
for tue webk ending feu. 11, 1895.
B?Browning, Geo A; Blakoly: Liz
G?Gaston, E G; Garrott, Miss
Salova; Garrott, Carroll; Gones, Miss
Estollor; Gasque, R K.
J?Johson, L E.
L?Lyles. Rev D R.
M?Martin, Mrs Katie; Mosoloy,
R?Rush, M W L; Rodgors, Jay.
S?Shell, Miss Poggio; Simpson, G.
W; Stewart, Mrs H D; Sumnor, E L.
T?Todd, Jamos C.
W?Workman, Jim, col.
Persons calling for any of above let
ters will please say, "They are adver
tised." T. B. Crkws. P. M.
Muoh of life's misory is duo to indi
gostlon; for who can be happy with a
pain In his stomach? As a corrective
and strengthenor of tho alimentary or
gans, Ayer's Pills aro Invaluable, their
use bel?g always attended with marked
For Mayor :
N. B. Dial.
J. O. C. Fleming,
Dr. W. C. Irby,
W. P. Childress,
J. M. Robertson,
Geo. F. Little.
W. R. R ICH E Y.
J. J. Roland, \
J. C. Owings,
B. C. Crisp,
M. H. Fowler.
The People's Ticket.
N. B. Dial.
J. O. C. Fleming,
M. H. Fowler,
W. P. Childess,
Dr. W. C. Irby,
Dr. J. P. Simpson,
J. J. Roland.
School registers and blanks can
be obtained by calling at the Com
missioner's office, or at the An
Bob Ingersoll and Susan
B. Anthony Receive
A Campaign by the Woman Suffra
gists? The Ordering of an Undent
Columbia, S. C, Feb. 16th., '05
Some ten days ago Col. Bob Ingor
Boll, tho infidel, lectured in tho opora
house here but ho mot with a cold wel
como. Not more than a hundred peo
ple were out to hear him. His subject
was "Shakespeare." He was a distinct
disappointment to those who had read
and hoard that Ingersoll was a groat
orator,?a man of wondorful magotism
and powor to "stir men's blood. On the
contrary ho improsBod his small audl
dicnco as a man who had a critical
knowledge of tho rules and rocipes for
declamation who lacked tho natural
emotional temperainont to mako thorn
effective. His facility for turning
beautifully and rlohly oxpressed sen
tences is romarkablo however and it Is
hardly possiblo that ho has a rival in
tho country in tho art of charming tho
oar with tho music of rhetoric.
an ancient miss.
If thore is a spinstor in America it
is Mi6s Susan B. Anthony, of New
York. Sho lectured hero Tuesday
night. Miss Susan's farao rests on her
advocacy of female suffrage. Sho is
ono of tho foromost exponents of that
doctrine in America and has somo rep
utation for ability. Sho has in connec
tion with it a monotonous shrill voice,
a twang, and a most disheartening per
sonal appearance. She Is tali, bent n
little, angular and thin, has prominent
sharp featuros and gestures as though
Bhe would cut her audionco in pieces
with those long, bony arms and hands
of hers. Miss Anthony is not young
any inoro but it is oasy to soo that she
nover was a sweet, tonder thing even
in tho far off days when sho was talking
abolition and firing tho Northern
heart. But to return to hor locturo.?
About half a hundred people heard It.
Sho dovotcd horsolf to proving what a
powerful instrument tho ballot is and
illustrated it by roforring at longth
to what suffrago had done for tho no
gro. In this she manifested a fooling
for tho colored brothor wMch Southern
peoplo cannot sympathlzo with and
thepxH-R-phiced?Jisroalf out of touch
with her hoarers: Sho did not say any
thing especially Offensive but alludqw
to whites and blacks stopping at ttto
sumo hotels and other such moetings
of tho races on equal terms as though
they ought as a mattor of course to oc
cur horo and ovcry where else.
Miss Anthony announced that at the
femalo suffrage convention recently
hold in Atlanta, (at which General
Bob Hcmphill of Abbevillo. was ono of
tho speakers, by tho way,) a committee
had been appointed and lecturers
ehoscn to discuss femalo suffrage in
this Stato beforo tho assembling of the
constitutional convent inn with tho
viow of having it considered by tho
should the ladies vote?
And if they should not, why should
they not? Women as a rulo are cer
tainly ns competont to vote ns men.?
from a moral stand-point thoy aro far
more worthy to vote and so far us I
know not one reason exists why thoy
should not have all the rights of cltiz
onship,?tho ballot included, If they
want it. But they don't want It. They
know vory well that with the right to
vote goes commonly the duty to' voto
und that its performance has numerous
unpleasant and altogether distasteful
accompaniments. The truth is thai, the
vast majority of Southern women rea
li/.o that thoy are doing very well, that
tho laws arc already just if not partial
to their sox and they doubt if tho ac
ceptance of additional political respon
sibilities would bring a proportional
gain in legislation. If tho white wo
men of South Carolina wore invited to
meet in convention and accept for
thomsolvss tho power to voto on torms
of thoir specifying, I boliove that they
would turn up thoir handsome noses
and decline without ovon a resolution
of thanks. Horo and thoro in tho
Stato aro a fow worthy and intelligent
women who arc really anxious to enter
actively into tho field of politics but
thoy are only the exceptions proving
tho rulo. ?
SRNATOR IltBY'S primary.
The stato democratic executive com
mittee of which Senator Irby is tho
body and soul lias ordered a primary,
a democratic primary thoy call it, to
bo hold in July to nominato candidates
for tho constitutional convention.
Now hero aro u fow facts. Sonator
oloct Ben Tillman last month published
a letter in which ho said that the
democratic party is astonch in the nos
trils of tho farmers of tho South,?his
own nostrils not oxcoptod. Ho said it
and ho said it without mincing words
that tho timo had como for tho forma
tion of a now party under a now name.
To bo sure ho said that ho was still
faithful to democratic principles but
then ho invited tho republican and
populist farmorsof tho West and North
west to align themsoves with tho
now party without abandoning their
principles. Now Bon Tillman is
not fool enough to fancy for one mo
mont that sovoral million lifo-timo
republicans aro ready to bo transform
ed into Democrats in principles mere
ly becauos ho bids thorn. Thore
foro ho must favor a now party
In Its doctrines as well as name or else
ho cannot roasonably hopo or boliovo
that It will draw strength from any
other section than tho South.
But to tho primary. When Senator
Irby and his committoo mot it invited
Tillman to moot with It. It wantod tho
benefit of his advico and approval.?
But It know that Tillman could no
longor bo classed as a domocrat. It
know that if Tlllman's letter meant
anything that ho would resont boing
called a "domocrat,"?a name which
stinks in his nostrils and turns his
stomach. Thoroforo by inviting Till
man to moot with It it must havo on
dorsod and practically did ondorso his
formal withdrawal from tho democrat
ic party. What in tho name of common
sonso has it to do with tho domocratic
party? Was ovor presumption of such
colossal proportions oxhlblted beforo?
I am not qulto ready to adviso that no
democrat should go into this primary.
I ontortain a vague, shadowy and un
substantial hopo that thore will yot bo
a coming togothcr of tho whito poople
in the olection fordologatos to tho con
vention with a complete ignoring of all
party divisions. But I inaintuin that
not tho slightost obligation rests upon
any man who calls hiinsolf a domocrat
to go into it, -not tho slightost moral,
formal or technical and I db adviso
that no man bo hasty to commit him
self to it. A time has arrivod for a
now alignment of partios. It Is too lute
to moralize upon tho rightnoss or ex
pediency of it. Capt. Tillman has made
tho' issuo and tho stato executive com
mittoo havo applaudod him. Men are
yet loft who boliovo that tho Democrat
ic party, tho sumo old democracy that
elected Cleveland president and first
successfully checked tho ravages of
tho high tariff brigands, with all its
humiliating display of temporary in
capacity, is still alivo and that It Is to
this domocracy that tho country and
especially tho South must look to for
safoty and prosperity. It is an audac
ious and yot insidious offort that is
boing mado to destroy this democracy;
tho conspirators havo long boon laying
tho trenches and digging tho mines;
now the (uses and even tee match. Is
ready and tho emergency :!s here when
the faithful must stand firm.
Some days ago Governor Evans
stated for publication that in some of
the retail dispensers' accounts short
ages had been found. They had been
found in four out of six dispensaries
whioh had then been inspected. The
governor attributed tho irrogularitios
to bunglesome book-kooplng and was
of the opinion that the shortages were
more apparent than real. Since thon
one dispenser has been dlscovored
a defaulter to the oxtont of nearly
twenty three hundred dollars. No
excuse Is attempted for htm and he
is to bo prosecuted. It's a bad sign.
Many dispensers aro, of courso, honest
men. Some of them will be straight
as long as they do businoss. But when
tho dispensary system was instituted
hundreds of peoplo said that it was not
in human nature for a stato to manage
such a business without it becoming
corrupt. Tho opportunities for cor
ruption and stealago were too many,
thoy were too easy and It had boon tho
history of nil attompts by states to
usurp the functions of individuals that
they degenerated into filthy, disgrace
ful and mortifying failures. Was it not
a daring, a fool-hardy thing for a state
to launch itsolf Into a trade which in
itself has a tondoncy to deaden and
dostroy honor and conscience". If Mar
tin Luther and MeLancthon Swingle,
Calvin, Krasmus, Knox and others of
thoir stamp could bo brought to lifo
and placed In ehnrgo of tho dispensar
ies it might bo that thoy would as a
rule rellect upon tho stato as a dealer
in whiskoy a reputation for common
honosty but I do not boliovo it.
W. W. Ball.
_B. Y. CULBKRT80K, Editor._
All communications for this column
should he sent to B. Y. Culbertson
Madden, S. C.
Prof. Madden has been visiting
the schools in Dial's Township this
week, giving a day to each school.
On Friday' ist instant, the teach
ers of Dial's Township met with
Commissioner Madden at Dial's
Academy to discuss the arts of
teaching. We were very glad to
see him come and sorry to see him
leave, especially at Dial's.
It gives us pain to .say thai -8?'
the teachers'werVnot present with
us, knowing, as we do, that all need
help. We feel sure that those who
stayed away made a great mistake.
Teachers can help each other in
their manner of instructing.
Wc were happy to sec so many
out, and hear them tell how well
they were pleased with their school.
And above all, to show the School
Commissioner and teachers our
school of fifty-tw? bright boys and
girls, who are marching in the
grand school army toward success.
The patrons, trustees and teacher,
as well as pupils, are encouraged
by the visits of the Commissioner
and teachers of other schools. They
see and feel the need of more and
We urge the trustees and patrons
to visit their schools and help their
teacher to bear the great responsi
bility that is placed upon him in
the Fchool room by those who know
not the pain.
Many and useful were the topics
brougnt forth during that day by
the teachers and honorable Com
Remember our school is second
to none in the county. Come again,
Prof. Madden, and bring your hon
orable board and all the teachers of
the county to this, the garden spot
On the night following, accord
ing to the call of our noble School
Commissioner, the trustees, teach
ers and community in general met
in Dial's church for the purpose of
discussing the educational interest
of the township. After singing,
and prayer by W. C. Curry, the
meeting was called to order by
Prof. Madden; elected J. B. Hel
lams chairman, D. E. Bcason secre
tary. The chairman stated the ob
ject of the meeting, after which
Prof. C. B. Ingram, of Alabama,
was introduced to the audience.?
He addressed the crowd with much
credit to himself on the subject be
fore mentioned. Profs. Blackwell
and Culbertson also handled the
subject in a manner which shows
that thoy are worthy of the name
by which they are called. Look up
ward and onward fellow workers.
Several ol the trustees and pa
trons expressed their ideas and com
mented on their schools and teach
ers; and also their desire to educate
their children in such a way that
they may be able to hold up the
banner and beckon others on to the
top where there is room for all
those who have won the prize.?
After some discussion as to time
and place for next meeting, the
meeting closed with an address by
the honorable School Commissioner
Madden. J. B. Hkllams,
D. E. Bkason, Secretary.
Report From Byrd's Common
School, Commencing Jan.
the 7th, 1895.
Mr. Editor:?As you have asked
for reports from all the white
Rchools, regardless of township, I
feel it my duty to send in one.
?I wanted very much to attend
the association on the 5th ult., but
could not on account of the severity
of the weather, and the distance
being so great.
I am very glad indeed to know
that we have the teachers' associa
tion, or a school for the improve
ment of our teachers. I know from
experience the worth of them. I
attended several associations during
the office time of Rev. Z. L. Holmes,
D. Dial and C. L. Fike, from which
was greatly encouraged and ben
efit ted. Those were the infant days
of my teaching. 1 taught lour
years in succession during their
terms* of ofiicc; have not taught any
since eighty two, but have kept up
with the new text books, from the
fact that I have had children going
to school who used the new books,
and in helping them with their les
sons I helped myself to keep up
with them. I find the new book to
be of great advantage to a school.
I will answci the questions of
the issue dated the nth.
First. Name of school, Byrd's
Second. Began January the 7th,
Third. Length of term has not
yet been fixed.
Fourth. The number of pupils
enrolled are twenty-seven.
Fifth I use the new text books
with the children who have them,
but in my school is a class of chil
dren who have not the means of
buying new books, but have the
old books; rather than turn them
off I use the old books, but prefer
the new text books.
Sixth. I think a child should be
gin mental arithmetic as soon as he
is taught to count ten, but should
be taught in a very simple manner
by expressing numbers and their
sums on the black board, and being
taught the analysis. And written
arithmetic when he understands
the mode of carrying, which is best
taught by the black board.
Seventh. I think a child should
begin geography (first step) before
history or grammar, because they
have the difficult words for a spell
ing lesson, and geography is not
as much complicated as grammar,
and history has no spelling lessons
Eighth. I think a pupil should
begin Latin when he understands
the second English Grammar, and
Algebra after he becomes master of
the Progressive Practical Arithme
Ninth. Six hours of school ses
sion I think is enough. School
should begin half-past eight and
close at four o'clock; the other time
taken up in play time and recesses;
a very young pupil should be al
lowed to go out between each les
son. Literary societies in schools
arc very good. Use all means of
punishment before the rod; but
when you find nothing else will do
apply the rod by keeping the pupil
in after school is dismissed and use
I would suggest to the Constitu
tional Convention that they fix a
price for the teachers as cheap as
will justify them for their work,
and rnf th#? school* longer and
.011 -..er with such
books as .0 wanted in the school.
At the present price of cotton
teachers should not expect their
usual wages, and when times get
better financially they can give
them better wages.
Hoping to have Mr. Madden
visit my school soon, and hoping to
be present at the next meeting of
teachers, I am your much interested
friend of education,
Dklla N. Anderson,
Hunington P. O.
Summer School for Teachers.
We understand that some of the
members of the County Board are
thinking of making arrangements
for a school during our vacation in
the summer for the benefit of those
who desire to become better pre
pared in the profession of teaching.
We also understand that if it is
gotten up it will probably be upon
a different plan to the institutes
usually held. It is suggested that
besides giving the teachers the
advantage of learning the latest and
best methods of teaching that they
also be given the advantage of
taking an advanced course in any
special line of studies in which
they may be deficient.
Wc arc quite sure that just such a
school as this would suit a large
majority of the white teachers in
Laurens Count}'. Some teachers
arc almost willing to give up teach
ing because they do not understand
a certain study well enough to teach
i t. Others become discouraged
because they realize that other
teachers know much better how to
teach than they do. Such a school
as this would exactly suit either
class. Furthermore, we believe this
kind of a school would meet the
wants of every teacher who wishes
to learn how to do something in the
profession of teaching.
Now, wc believe that this school
could be carried on with very little
expense to the teachers. We have
been reliably informed that the
board is allowed some public money
to be used in this manner. Besides
this, we have several teachers in
our county who die qualified, and
wc believe arc willing to woik in
this way at a small salary; because
teachers who fill these positions
would probably learn almost enough
in other ways to pay them for their
Wc would also suggest that the
term of this school be not less than
six weeks or two months, beginning
about the middle of June and clos
ing about the ist of Agust. This
would give the teachers the advan
tage of a good rest and a good
school in the meantime.
This is exactly what wc have
advocated for some time. And now
that wc have a County Board that
is perfectly willing and anxious to
build up the educational interest in
our county, let us as teachers come
out and express ourselves upon thi.s
question, that the board may know
how to act. No matter how much
the board may do very little can be
accomplished without the co-opera
tion of the teachers. Wake up !
teachers, and help ua.
The teachers who send In their
reports may also answer this ques
tion: "What do you think, of es
tablishing a Summer School?
Every teacher should call atten
tion of the District Trustees to the
advertisement of School Commis
sioner Madden, and have it attend
ed to at once, as the proportionmcnt
of public funds cannot be made un
til every district is heard from.
NOTICE I TRUSTEES.
The Trustees of the several school
districts will enroll the polls of
their respective districts and the
children between six and twenty
one years, and report the same to
the Commissioner by the 20th inst.
JAMES A. MADDEN,
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ho
ward for any oaso of Catarrh that can
not be curou by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, tho undersigned, have known
F. J. Chonoy for tho last 16 years, and
believe him perfectly honorablo in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholcsalo Druggists,
Toledo, O.; Wauling, Kinnan & Mar
vin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, acting directly upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of the systom.
PPrlce, 75c per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
WANTEDx?Lady or Gentleman can
vassers In each Township. At least
$2.00 per day guaranteed.
Jno. F. Simmons,
Fob. 11-2m Rowosville, S. C.
That I am still hero and koop on hand
a few Wagons, Bugoies and Har
ness at Low Prices. I will sell Wheels
as choap as thoy can bo bought, and all
kinds of material for Wagons and Buir*
glos. I will do work at tho lowest
C. T. W11 itt en.
Laurons, S. C, Jan. 21, 1801.
Tho following licenso fees for Hawk
ers and Peddlers as provided by Act of
tho Legislature approved Dee. 20th,
were adopted by tho County Supervisor
of Laurons County Jan. loth, 1805 as
Peddlers on foot with Mer
chandise or Modiclno,$10.00
" With team one horse 15 00
?? M ?? two " 25.00
" " stovo rango,_50.00
" " lightning rods,.. 10.00
?? " clocks. 25.00
M " sowing machines,
pianos and or
License must bo obtained from tho
Clerk of Court of Common Pleas, J. H.
Wharton. Said licenses are good until
tho 31st day of Dec. 1895. It shall be
the duty of each Trial Justice in Lau
rous county to bco that the law is fully
complied with and every offender bo
brought to speedy trial.
Also, any and all persons soiling
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc , in Laurens
county must pay their license at once.
By order of
R. P. ApAIR.
County Supervisor Laurons Couiity.
Land Advertising ^gency
Real Estate Exchange.
A Bureau of Information
Central Ofiico, Columbia, S. C.
C. D. STANLEY, Manager.
Roal Estato Register and Descriptive
(Send two cents to cover postage.)
1PARTIES wishing to buy, sell, lease
or exchange lands should send
thoir address at onco to this Agency
and secure Register and Descriptive
circulars, giving valuable information
of improved and unimproved farm
lands and real estate of kinds for sale,
also the address of parties wishing to
buy. Inquirers should stato whether
thoy wish to buy, sell or exchange, and
whether for cash, lands or marketable
securities. Branch olliccs to bo estab
lished in every County in tho South.
S. D. Garlington representing Lau
rons County Bureau, Laurens, S. C.
July 30, 1894?lv
The attention of Executors, Guar
dian--, Administrators and others
acting in u fiduciary oapacity is
again called to the fact that the
time for making annual returns
expires on Maroh 1st. In the ab?
seoce of these returns it is Impos
sible for purties interested to ascer
tain the status of o-tatea unsettled
in this office. A late amendment
to tho law ut tho recent sesaion of
the Legislature increasing the pen
alties for no-return makes it in
cumbent upon the Probate Court
to cause a rule in every caso where
no return is made. .
O. G. THOMPSON,
Feb. 6, 1895. Probate Judge.
And all sorts of tricks
and humbugs are
resorted to by some
dealers to eat eh
trade. T'-iey profess
YOU CAN GET
Such absurd adver
tisements are of no
value, any more
than cheap goods
Oeoo Ho EEoyd
Ho has been here too
long to have to re
sort to that sort of
thing. Ilia trade is
established and is
Geo. II. Boyd
AT FAIR PROFIT.
You get what,
fer and pay the
least money consis
tent with excellent
In obedience to the provisions of the
Charter of the City of Laurens? nn elec
tion is hereby ordered to be held in said
city on Tne-dav, the 12th of March, I8H5,
ut the Citv Conned Chamber for the
purpose of election ?> Mayor and six Al
dermen, who are to hold office for two
years, from tho Monday following such
election, until their sm erssors thati have
been elected and qualified.
The polls to be o lened at 0 A. M. an-1
elo.sed at .r> P. M. No one W?I bo allow
ed to cast his vote unh'ss lie presents to
tho managers a certificate of registration.
Notice is hereby given that a Hook of
Registration will Ihj ready on Monday,
February IStb inst., with the City Clerk,
and will remain thereuntil 12 M. Satu^r
day, March the 2d, for the purpose of
registering all qualified voters residing
within the corporate limits of tho coy.
\iy order of the Citv Council.
L. W. SlMKfNS,
L. G. B.VI.I.K, 01- rk.
Ffott) Tfje School ?ook
"?K-KV- A "O 77
Special Dispatch No. 2,
To. Parents and School Patrons:
High Prices are apparently dead ! With a smooth, round
pebble (in the shape of Printed prices to all) wo brought
this Goliah down and are standing guard over his prostrate
form. Were we to leave the field he would surely rise. If
you are interested irr keeping 'em down join "hands all
round" and keep watch. Some fishing is being done with a
two cent bait. If you arc that kind of "<i sucker" swallow
hook and all?your case is hopeless.
General Square Dealinij.
THE LAURENS DRUG CO.,
Hooks ano Drugs.
Of) tfje Prices of School
Now is the time to save your mony. The bottom has lallen
entirely out of prices. Just think of it?
Applelon's First Reader only. 16 cents.
%< Second " " . 27 cents.
Third ** " . 35 cents.
" Fourth u " .(.5 cents.
Fifth " " _. 85 cents.
Swinton's Word Primer " . 13 cents.
" " Book " . 16 cents.
Robinson's Primary Arithmetic. 16 cents.
44 Written . 29 cents.
Maury Elementery Geography . 50 cents.
" Manuel " .$1^5 cts.
" Physical " .$1.10 cts.
Come right along and you can have what you need at thes
jJ. P.C. FLEMING ftCO