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D L AUKENS, 8, C, Maroh 12, 1895.
Wants Anolhor Chance.
Notice of appeal was given in the
case of the State vs. Wash Owens,
convicted of murder at tho recent term
of Court. Judgo Aldrlch signed an
order staying tho execution which was
ilxcd for tho 19th of April.
Hack to Lauren*.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Adam? have eomo
from Groenvillo to livo in Laurons
again. Mr and Mrs. Adamsmado many
friends during a residence hero a few
years back and so are thoy moro warmly
wolcomed. Mrs. Adams will take
ohargo of tho mlllinory department of
Simmons's Brothers during tho coming
season. Another woleomn bit of nows
to thoso who fcmombor hor service
whon sho was with tho 11 rm of J. P.
Martin & Co., of this city.
Muri-in! in Augusta.
Tho Augusta Chroniclo of Thursday
gave an account of tho marriage on
Wednesday ovoning of Mr. Louis Kop
pel, lately ?f Laurens, to MissKosabolIe
LoVy, of Augusta, a daughter of tho
lato Judge Samuel Levy.
Mr. and Mrs. Koppel left Immediately
after tho ceremony to spend their hon
ey moon in Florida. Mr. Koppel's Lau
reno friends extend to him hearty con
gratulations und best wishes.
SETTLED AT LAST.
Fire destroyed the Bendella Hotol in
this city on tho morning of July 7,
185)4. The property was partially in
sured in several companies. There was
considerable delay in elTocting adjust
ments of tho loss and suits wore instit
uted, iii most eases settlements have
boon recent.y olTectcd/' Tho Bcndella
was an ornament and .'ii luxury and we
trust as tho sito is u conveniont ono
that Dr. Martin will find it to his Inter*
osVkto orcet at an early day a hand
somer and more commodious one.
QUITE A SUCCESS."*
The Moon in Eclipse Viewed by a Large
Old Luna gave ono of the most suc
cessful perfo! manoos ever seen in Lau
rons Sunday night. Everybody went
out to sec he". In her sombre costume
sho was mysteriously beautiful if not
so radiantly handsome us usual.
Tho moon did her part to perfection.
Tho receipts were insignificant.
The Lnurcns and Xcwberry Train Tot
Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock tho
liro alarm rung out, when it was found
that Uro raged ut tho depot of tho New
borry and Laurens Rail Road. Tho liro
originated in a second class passon
gor coach, which soon eommunicntcd
to tho regular passenger coach and in
u very fow minutes the eonilagration
was uncontrollable and it was impossi
ble to check its progress. Two box ears
ulongsido were soon in (lames, ono
loaded with cotton seed for tho Lau
rons Cotton Seed Mill and all four were
consumed. Tho train to Nowberry
wont out as usual and the Old Reliable
was duly on hand with passengers
and mails in tho afternoon.
We have put up a new Cologne of
which we want a suitable name. To
tho person sending us the best name
before April 1st wo will givo a cut
glass bottle holding a Half Pint of
cologne free. Tho price is 10 cents
an ounce, 75 cents per half pint $1.25 a
pint. Come and see if it isn't good.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Davis *t* Roper's Locals.
Lynched?A dummy but it was not
Davis & Roper as ho is' still In tho ring
showing up the big bargains In cloth
ing that the famous Clothiers have in
stock. Seo boys' knee pants at 15ets;
Men's pants at 05ots; Boys' kneo suits
Davis & Ropkk,
Running?-Everybody that wears
pants to got those nice and pretty
styles at 6o cts., 95 cts., and $1.25 at
Davis & Roper.
Winchesters?Are good persuaders
but not near so effective as tho nobby
young mens' suit at $5.00 to $?.50 at
Davis & Roper.
Wanted?A newspaper reporter not
to investigate and report u lynching
but to tell of tho Bargains in Neck
woarsnd Dress Shirts, Clothing and
Davis & Roper.
See tho latest styles in Cheviotts for
young men at Davis & Roper.
Got a tic worth 25 cents for 15 cents.
Got a tie worth 50 cents for 25 cents at
Davis & Roper.
A Dummy.?We have something
much moro comfortable for you in late
stylos in collars and pretty tios at
Davis & roper.
TO THE WHITE DEMOCRACY OF
Tho undersigned citlssens of Laurens
County of both factious of tho bomo
oratie partv, impressed with tbnsupromo
importance of provoiuing a final and fa
tal broach botwoon tho white pooplo of
South Carolina on tho ovo of calling tho
Constitutional Convention, and realis
ing that it is tho duty of ovory white
Domocrat of any faction who lovos his
State and whito supromaey, with an eye
single to that result, and tbo restoring
of ponuo and harmony to tho Democratic
party on a just and honorablo basis \\ Uli?
out tho sacrifice of principle, do hereby
unlto in extending tho call mado by
Lieutenant Governor Timtnorman and
others of tho Exe*cutlvo Committoo of
tho "Forty" to tho sovoral counties, to
fleet three delegates to meot in confer
ence in Columbia on tho 27lh of March
Kor this purpose, wo rospeotfully
Ion Oftoh ami cvory whito man of
is County, who claims to bo a
erat, to riso above factional or per
prejudlcos, or preferences, and at
gonoral mass mooting at Liurons
ifouso on Saturday, tlio 2Id of
3h lUSt., at 12 o'clock M.; thon and
)ro to consider what is host to be dono
accomplish tho purposo expressed,
(nd tho proprloty of sending delegates
a state conference lu Columbia.
John Oi Williams, W. 11. I>ru mniond ,
A. 0. Fullor, J. J. Plus*,
John W. Ferguson, 8. D. Puckelt,
J. It. Smith, 0.I\ Anderson,
J. A. Madden, Jnute? Wham,
1). Ii. Henderson, O. P. Martin,
W.Wright, A. H. Martin,
William M. Miller, E. T. Sholl,
JI. Madden, James Pownoy,
favid Burnsldo, W. O. Curry,
r. P. Turner, A. Y. Thompson,
tP. Adalr, Osoar Cunningham,
Glenn A, Fuller.
fANTEDi?Lady or Gentleman can
In oach Township. At .least
)or day guaranteed.
RUMORS THAT FLOAT
IN AND ABOUT LAUBENS FOR THE
WEEK GONF BY.
Comings ?nd Goings of the People and
Seme Interesting News
Mr. L. H. Watts of Abbevillo county
was in town on last Wednesday.
Misses Janie Fuller and Irene Ray
visit Miss Mary Griflln, in Clinton.
Clinton is talking cotton factory and
Clinton talk usually means somothing.
Mr. W. A. Jamioson loft to-day for
Mrs. A. W. Anderson, of Greenville,
was with rolatlves in tho city on Sat
Miss Nannie McCaslin's friends were
gladdened by her presonce in town on
Now and then a loaded wagon rolls
into tho city with two or three balos of
Several interesting communications
this week are crowded out but will ap
poar in next issue.
The demand for cotton seed hulls
oxcoed8 tho productive capacity of tho
Clarenco Cunningham has been ap
pointed by Gov. Evans Treasurer for
Wo had a ploa?ant visit from Mr. C.
S. Donaldson, of Charlotte, represent
ing tho Southern Newspaper Unio.i.
Rev. R. H. McCauley, of Woodruff,
was In tho city on Saturday, enrouto to
his chargo in No wherry. Ho is always
a plcusaut buoyant gentleman.
Congressman Sholl and Mr. Frank
Shell roturned homo from tho Capital
city on Wednesday, Congross having
John Hallo, a Beneficiary Cadet of
this county at tho State Military Acad
emy heads his class of sixty. His many
frionds will bo proud to hoar this re
port of this bright Laurons boy.
Mrs. B.Cavis, Mrs. Blowers and Mrs.
J. T. Johnson, of Spartanburg, after
spending sovoral weeks with Mr. H.
W. Anderson's family returned homo
The Misses McManus, of Greenwood,
roturned homo last week after a de
lightful visit to frionds in our city.
Thoy wcro accompanied by Misses Kate
Bobo and Lena Elliott,
Tho County Board of Examiners
will meet he . April 19, 1895, for the
purposo of oxaming applicants to bo
On March the 8th Governor Evans
appointed J. D. Mock, tho presont effi
cient incumbent Troasurer of the
county. Ho was chosen in the Primary
The residence of Mr. W. Y. Shorard,
of Ninoty-Six, wast/urned on Tuesday
night last, Mr^nerard and his family
made a narrow oscape from thoir burn
ing homo. Tho insurance was for
Three clover women, Margaret De
land, Sarah Orne Jowettand Mrs. Bur
ton Harrison, will try and settle in tho
noxt numbor of Tho Ladies' Home
Journal when it is proper to use tho
word "women" and when tho term
"lady" should bo employed
Dr. O. B. Wright has accepted a posi
tion with Drs. Coughlin & Wilson, of
Indianapolis Ind., and will leave about
the 20th inst., for his now lieid, there
fore if you wish any dental work done
he wishes you to come at onco in order
to avoid tho rush. We are sorry to
have Dr. Wright loavo us as ho is a
worthy and deserving young man, well
up in his profession and a perfect de
votee to his work. Ho has been nmong
us only about ono year, yet during that
time has made a host of warm and ad
miring friends, by his gentlemanly con
duct and gonial manners, who will be
sorry to see him leave.?Honea Path
Cash Company's Locals.
Now spring goods just arrived at
Jamieson's Cash Store.
Ybu can buy a handsome silk dress
at Jamieson's Cash Store for only
Beautiful lino of silks for waists for
only 20cts per yard at Jamieson's Cash
If you noed any thing in shoos or
slippers go to Jamieson's Cash Storo.?
Ho has tho stylos and prices to suit tho
1 buy my goods for spot ca9h and sell
for spot cash, so I am in a position to
make you tho lowest cash prices in
W A Jamieson.
W. A. Jamioson, will havo a first
class dress-maker in his storo this
spring. So tho ladies will bo ablo to
get their dresaos made in tho latest.
My Millinory Department will be
complete with all tho latest novelitios.
W. A. Jamieson.
<ST A Good milk cow wanted. Ap
ply at this oflico.
Facts aro stubborn things to doal
with, but thoy aro always reliable,
and tho fact Is wo aro selling those
bountiful rattan rockers worth $,'1.50
for only $1.90. Only a few loft.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkos & Co.
Seed Potatoos for sale, Yellow Yams,
call at this oflico.
A wise man and his money are easily
soparatod when ho sees those beautiful
oak bed room suits being offered so
S. M. & E. H.Wilkos & Co.
We make an Itch Cure that costs you
nothing if it fails to euro when used ac
cording to directions.
Tho Laurens Drug Co.
To Rent?Tho largo storo room,
North Public Scpiaro, with capacious
collars and elevator, now occupied by
G. H. Boyd & Co. B. W. Ball.
Easy to try?Easy to buy. Our
Fountain Pons?No lacking of ink. Al
Tho Laurons Drug Co.
Why spoculato with uncertainties
whon you can socuro solid success nnd
a well cooked moal by uselng a Sunny
South or Art Agate Stovo?21 stylos to
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
Foit Rent-?Six Room Cottage op
posite Mrs. Rivers' Boarding House
Gardon, woll and stablos.
Jan. 14, '95. B. W. Ball.
A beautiful Uno of dinner and cham
ber sots arrived this week
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We pay cash lor empty bottles.
Tho Laurons Drug Co.
Carpets, Mattlnff, Rugs, Pictures,
Picture Frames, Mirrors and Oil Cloth
arriving day by day at
S. M. &K. H. Wiikee&Co.
A GREAT CONGREGATION HEARS
MR. WARDLAW SUNDAY.
His Letter or Resignation?The CJen
eral Regret?Resolutions Passed
and a Commissioner Elected ?A
Tho assemblage at the Presbyterian
Church for morning services Sunday
induced almost the wholo community
without distinction as to sect. Tho oc
casion was the farowoll sermon of Rev.
A. G. Wardlaw, the pastor of tho
Church. Tho spacious auditorium was
filled to overflowing and It became ac
cessary to throw opon tho Sunday
School room. No services wore hold
in tho Methodist Church and Rev. Mr.
Carlisle occupied ono of tho pulpit
chairs and participated in tho services,
leading in prayer.
After tho announcements, Mr. Ward
law read his letter of resignation. Dur
ing his flvo years of pastorato of tho
Church, ho said, it had boon his en
deavor to preach tho simplo Gospel
of Christ and Him crucified. It had
been his pleasure to woleomo many in
to tho Church. Ho had been with his
people in sickness and in health, in
prosperity and adversity. Ho exhorted
tho congregation to bo truo to tho
Church which wo havo all loved, to its
established spiritual standards and to
Christ's Gospol. His every act had
boon govornod by conscientious concep
tions of rlght,ho*had nothing to regret
but much for which to thank Almighty
God. Tho lottor closed with a seriptual
commendation of the Church to (Jod's
care and protection.
Mr. Wardlaw followed tho letter
with a powerful and appealing sermon
to which It Is Impossible for THE AD
VBR1I8ERS limited spaco to do justice.
Ho emphasized tho duty of all to avail
thcmsolvoB of their opportunitos, and
spoke with eloquence and elToet of tho
tondoncy to neglect thorn.
After tho 8ormon a congregational
meeting was held. Tho resignation
was accepted. Col. H. Y. Simpson in
troduced resolutions expressive of tho
great affection felt for Mr. Wardlaw by
tho Churcn and of the extreme rogrot
caused by his doparturo. Mr. C. W.
Tune spoke to tho resolutions after
which they were passed.
Elder E. M. Caino, was olectcd com*
misslonor to roproscnt the congrega
tion at tho coming session of the Pres
bytery called to consider tho dissolu
tion of tho connection of Mr. Wardlaw
with tho Church.
No services wore held at night. Mr.
Wardlaw will conduct the prayer-meet
ing Wednesday afternoon which will
bo his last service.
Mr. Wardlaw expects to visit Atlanta
within a few days and will begin work
in Charleston about April 1st.
THE ADVERTISER bus already ex
pressed the feelings of the community,
with regard to Mr. Wardlaw's depart
ure and It Is hardly necessary to re
peat that as tho timo approaches for
him to leave the regret is general
among all classes and demoninations.
Sovcral ministers havo been men
tioned as Mr. Wardlaw's successor.?
Among them Is Dr. Preston, a well
known preacher of Virginia.
While no physician or pharmacist
can conscientiously wurrant a euro, the
J. C. Aver Co. guarantee the purity,
strength, and medicinal virtv.?s'of
Ayer's Sarsapartl la. It was tho only
blood-purilier admitted at the great
World s Fair in Chicago, 1895.
THE LATE JOHN R. 0WINGS.
John R. Owings was born in Laurens
County, S. C, July 13, 1822, and died at
his homo in tho county of his birth,
November, (i, 18U4, in peace with God
and man. Brother Owings was u mem
ber of tho Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, for about twenty-seven years.?
Tho most of his timo ho sustained an
oflleial relation to tho Church, (Illing
faithfully tho various olliees imposed
upon him, thereby evincing his devo
tion and loyalty. During a mooting at
King's Chapel?his own church, in
1885. when tho writer was Pastor, he
received a most powerful evidence of
his acceptance with God, whereby he
was enabled to rejoice with joy un
speakable and full of glory, and ever
after Brothor Owing's presenoo in the
congregation to the preacher became
of tho deep spiritual interest he took
in the services. We were with him in
his last protracted meeting at King's
Chapel a short while before his depart
ure for that bright world, "where con
gregations no'cr break up, and the sa
cred fire is still burning upon the al
Brothor Owings was married to Miss
Mattic A. Smith, daughter of Mr.
Christopher Smith, of Cokesbury, S.
0., in Doeomber 18(i(i, with whom ho
lived happily for 28 years sho
proving to him a help-meet indeed and
in truth. Perhaps no two lives wore
ever moro intertwined. Hand in hand
thoy had journeyed, lighting tho great
battle of Life, sharing in each others
joy and sorrows, when the angol of
death met them in their pathway, as
their faces woro turned toward the set
ting sun, and tho husband was taken
and the devoted wife was left to put sue,
woeping, alone tho journey of life.
Brothor Owings was u successful
man. By honesty, industry and frugali
ty, he had acquired a competency of
of this world's goods, which ho held
himself in readiness to use in support
ing tho institutions of tho Church, and
relieving the needy. Truly tho com
munity has lost a good and helping
neighbor, King's Chapel one of her
most zealous members and an affection
ate a most tender and devoted husband.
Ho has gono from earth, but we believe
that ho lives in heaven, and wo thank
God for the hope of mooting him there.
To his boroavod and sorrowing wife
and relativos we tender our deepest
sympathy, and pray that thoy all may
meet him in the "sweet bvo and bye."
W. H. ariail.
It is not to bo wondered at that
Ayer's Pills are in such universal de
mand! For tho cure of constipation,
biliousnoss, or any othor complaint
needing a laxative, thoso pills aro un
surpassed. Thoy are sugar-coated, easy
to take, and overy doso is effective.
I have opened in connection with my
othor business, in Robertson Building,
(next to post oflico) a pawn oflico. Mon
ey advanced on Jcwerly, Watches,
Rings; Diamonds, Furniture, Buggies,
Carriages and Household Articles for
thirty days. If not redeemed in the
time will be sold for. loans.
w. c. Myers.
I will sell to the highodt blddor at
Princton, S. O, Laurons County, all
tho assigned stock of goods forinorly
belonging to Dr. G. L. Martin, on Fri
day, March tho 22rd, at 12 o'clock, M.
For furthor particulars apply to the
undersigned at Alba, S. C.
Jno. W. Mcoulluou,
Tho Stato Examination of toachors
will be hold In Columbia in tho Oflico
of Stato Superintendent of Education
on tho 5th of 'April.
The County Examination for Lau
rens County will be hold at Laurons In
the Court House on the 19th day of
April, for white and colorod teachers.
Only teachers holding certificates from
Trainings Schools, are oxemptj
Jas. A. Madden,
o i iSchool Coin.
RICH, KARE. AMI RACY.
Mischief oft. Ill tier Various Forms,
Kerch es the Wisest, and Points to
the old Saw, "All Is not Uold
"FooIh aro my theme, lot satire be my
kouk."?Hyrou's Kngihb Hards, Etc.
Our city was tho scat of an awful
commotion last Friday night pcrpe
trrted by somo innocents upon our
quiet and peacoful citizens. Tho na
ture of the sensation was an effigy
formed as a negro man, wonderfully
lifelike, und was dangling from tho
Greenvillo and Laurens trostledirectly
over Jail Street near tho old Iron
foundry. About the time "when graves
give up their dead," or a llttlo earlier
in tho night, as for that mattor, ono
passing this strcot alone, beholding
this strango figure swaying in the
moonlight, wufted to and fro by tho
soft March breezes, and over and anon
giving vont to tho most hideous strang
ling gutteral sounds, would feel uncom
fortable, to suy tho least.
No wonder then that a gay colored
Lothario, as he meandered slowly
homeward warbling "Sweet Mario" by
tho babbling brook under said trestle,
paused, gasped, and grow faint of heart
ut the ghostly apparition, from which
such unearthly groans wero issuing.
He very sensibly stopped, and as brave
ly and judiciously as the Duko of Wel
lington in his indiun campaign ut tho
battle of Seringaptara turned and fled,
so bravoly did this negro rush up town,
down to the colored church in which
divine service was at its height, and
give tho alarm. This caused a great
confusion, tho principal features of
which wero uproar, disorder, and a
general break for tho door. All the
flock instantly wended their way thith
er, and in a very few m'nutes tho road
near tho trestle was crowded with dark
ies, but just at this juncture there
arose a question worthy of debate
among them?Is he a real man, or no?
At this moment, when excitement was
at fever heat, tho promising angels
who invented the joko came forward
on the trestle and made a startling de
noument, as well as an amende honor
able, after which the crowd readily dis
persed, without further molestation or
Tho intense excitement which had
been dominant among our colored
brethren hit lorto had scarce subsided
ero that bravo and chivalrous Knight
of the Go08equill, Hon. Wm. J. Shel
ton, who stands as ehristoner, sponsor,
precoursor and shekel-gatherer to that
world-famed, wonderfully though fear
fully edited Columbia Register, which
(as the Hon. Wm, J. Shclton) stands
sworn by laws of chivalry and gain
(queer combination) to redress tho
grievances of tho people, arrived on
the fated field. Now the Hon. Wm. J.
Shclton is said to be a man of stern
convictions and stern sense of justice,
but we venture his instinct of self-pres
ervation was mado of "sterner Btuff" :
for no sooner espied he the object of
affright than he betook to llight, aided
by wings of fear, in such a manner as
to rival the Olympian dreams of yore :
and to bo moro modern, the sound is
suing from the clash of his clothes
together resembled what Longfellow
so well says :
* 'Tis but the Happing of tho sail",
Ami not a rent made By the gales.
Novor for n moment stopping to
guage h:s record-breaking speed until
ho had reached tho "temple of refuge";
he hied himself to the door and
'E.ftor belaboring the knocker lustily;
Succeeded at last In arousing Shorl.Y
MeCravy, \vl:o v?-as smigiy ?DA?onced
in his comfortable' quarters. Quickly
he and the Shoriff came to the lield of
action armed to tho tooth,?immedi
ately upon tho spot thoy drew their
Winchester rilles and cried: "Hold up!
Who have you hero?" Tho answer
came, as the faint, far away sound of
breakers on tho wild Samoan coast to
the eager, breathless SI itoil, "A
stuffod man to scare some one."?
[Great joy to Shorten] The Sheriff re
plied vigorously and emphatically:
"You have already seared some one
Reaction, well balanced by mortifi
cation, immediately took place upon
tho mind and body of tho gallant Shcl
ton as he stood like the poetic Autumn
loaf, trembling in the moon's pale ray
Next morning, ero tho lie *y orb had
traversed a large portion of the eastern
horizon, Mr. Shelton was seen upon
our streets, as a living example of the
Darwinian theory?i. e., "the survival
of the littest." lie returned to Colum
bia on tho 10:30 train Saturday morn
ing, and like Hamlet's ghost, "Has .i
talo to unfold" to Gov. John Gary
Kvans, who will doubtless investigate
matters and order the town under mar
So instead of making a "hit" for his
paper in the night time, he was satis
fied with "hitting the grit."
Come again, Shelton.
Pi. Hi. Fi.
A Humorous Fact
About Hood's Sarsaparilla?it expels
bad humor and creates good humor.?
A battle for blood is what Hood's Sar
saparilla vigorously lights, and it is al
ways vietorous in expelling foul taints
and giving tho vital Huld tho quality
and quantity of perfect health, it euros
scrofula, salt rheum, boils and other
Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly
and efficiently on the bowels and liver.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE NATIONAL BANK OP LAURENS,
At Laurens tn tho Stato of South Carolina,
At tho Close of BuslacsB, Mar. 0, 1895.
It ESO 1)110138
Loans and discounts, $ 70,278 14
Overdrafts, secured and un
secured, \fi&4 f>s
u. s. Bonds to sooure circula
tion, 1(1,000 00
Stocks, securities, etc., 2,001 h)
Banking-house, furniture, and
fixture?, ;i,f?75 66
Other real estato and mof .j^os
owned, 4,032 CO
Duo >m National 1 hin Its (not
".iosorvo Agonts) 8?0 10
..0 from Stato Hunks and
Hankers, 600 <?7
Duo from approved rosorvo
"gents, l>,92;t 87
Checks and OtllOrCA&h item.". 820
Notes Ol other National Hanks, 805 00
Fractional paper currency,
nioklof, and cents, 103 62
Lawful Money Reserve in
Specie, 7,011 -10
Logal-tondor notes, 855 oo 7,800 40
Redemption fund with C s.
Treasurer (?"> per cent, of
circulation, 720 oo
Total, $122^880 03
Capital slock paid in, .f; 03,000 no
Surplus fund, 12)000 CO
Undivided profits, less expen
ses and taxes paid, 1,785 us
National Hank notes outstand
ing, 1:?, ls<i tin
Duo to othor National Kanke, 040 In
Duo to Stale Hanks and bank*
orp, 205 ill
Dividends unpaid, 820 60
Individual deposits subject lo
check, 251,iso 0(1
rimocertlfloatos of deposit, itj so
Total, |122y386 0 i
1, John Augustus Kurksdalo, Oasblsr
of tho abovo-namod bank, do solomnly
swoar that the ahovo statomont Is true
to tho best of my knowledge and belief.
John Aug. IIauksdai.k,
SubMoribod and sworn to boforo ine
thN llth day of March, 1805.
J. Hi WiiAuror, o. 0. o, p.
Conn hot-- Attest:
<*. I). IIAKKSDALIC, )
JOHN \V. I'KRmJHONA Dlreotors.
T. K. TO I) I), j
WHAT WE NEED IS THE WAY OF
MAYOR ASD COUNCIL.
A Hint about Invitations? Fush und
Progress ? The Out - going
Officers-Politics hi I bo
Columbia, s. c, March9, '05.
Some timo ago this town sent a com
mittee to Now England to bring va
rious and sundry cotton mills here.?
The committoo roturned and reported
that it had talked mills to everybody
who would talk to thom and also that
several parties had promised to como
to Columbia and seo the town. To my
surprise theso parties wero polite
onough to como and come quick.
It Is said that Now England mill men
aro eager to put monoy In a town
which will help itssolf. Laurens is
helping,?shall I not say, humptng?
itsolf! I sometimes think that if tho
fat-pursed manufacturors of Now Eng
land knew something about Laurons
that they would move down by compan
ies and * regiments. We want them
in companies and roally might lind
them useful. Invitations aro nice
things to extond.
It may happen tills year that very
little cotton will bo planted in South
Carolina and in fact such is tho pros
pect. I have heard of one community
in which the acreage is to bo only 0110
fiftli of wnat it was last year. The farm
ers who were in convention to discuss
tho fertilizer question in February ap
peared very much in earnest and now
since the rail roads have declined to
submit to any reduction in rates it is
probable that more than ever they will
determine to show that they are inde
pendent of railroads and fertilizer
companies too. A year or two of cessa
tion from fertilizer,?that is commeri
eial fertilizer,?would doubtless place
the farmers in a much stronger posi
tion than they now occupy.
THE MAYOR and council.
In voting today, bo careful. I sup
pose the chances all favor the selection
of a good mayor,?either candidate
would fill that description,?but the
voters should be especially careful to
hit upon excellent business men.?men
who aro able and willing to help the
laws uro rigidly and impartially en
forced. A first rate town council is af
ter all of more importance to the peo
ple of Laurens than a first-rate con
gress and a board of aldermen can do
any and every citizen of Laurons a vast
deal more harm than thoy have suffer
ed from tho poor old dilapidated con
gress which adjourned last Monday.
So bo careful in electing "
and again I say, bo careful]
push and PROG
Tho issues if there
municipal contest aro
nnd 1 certainly
give Laurens an aduj
fruitful in improve
ive meusurcs but
is the timo foi
The present administration assumed
control in tho midst of tho universal
depression. The town was suffering
from an epidemic of fires and failures.
The bar rooms were closed after throe
months and the revenues from that
source were for tho time entirely cut
Off. They were greatly reduced por
mamently. My recollection is that the
treasury was practically empty. It was
a difficult problem that Mayor Simkins
and his council had before them but
they met it with ability and discretion,
F.xpenses all around were cut down and
the closest economy was observed. The
results wore gratifying. The streets
and sidewalks have been maintained
in a remarkably good condition when
tho money spent upon them is taken
into consideration and good order has
been preserved. Mayor Slmklns and
those associated with him deservo to
bo congratulated on what they have
achieved. Clerk Halle has long been
regarded as part and parcel of all Lau
rens administrations and it is scarcely
necessary for mo to say that for the
last two years he has been as efficient
and valuable as ever. If Mr. Halle
were to resign tho town might find it
advisable to surrender Its charter.
climatic and political.
The weather Isdelightfu1 and gener
al satisfaction is expressed with it.
The winds have been violent as yet
and spring fever has not sot In. Gov
ernor John Gary Kvans has returned
from New York, Boston and other
rail road stations unmarried, safe and
sound and Governor Tlllman who is
now a senator is also at home. The
Governor, Mr. Evans, has exhaled an
interview and stated that he will
stick to tho Tillman-Hemphlll com
promise. The tone of the interview
appears to me to bo one of the "sorry-I
spoke" kind. In Other words, reading
between the lines it says "John lrby
was right in tho conclusion that I have
played havoc with Reform and I wish,
so I do, that some body would come
along and smash the tarnation compro
mise." It is the old story of the boy
and the bull yoked together and tho
boy wanting somebody to head them.
Kvans evidently looks upon himself as
tlie boy which reminds me that there
is nobody In the, Stato man enough to
stop tho bull. "(Jet out of the road"
the bull has bellowed many a time be
fore this and just so often lias tho track
been cleared. If the compromise faib
it will be for the reason that Tlllman
does not care if it doe9.
THE COMING RACE.
The Orangeburg Times and Demo
crat, a TillmanitO paper, was tho first
to nominate Governor Kvans for the
United States Senate, which it did last
December. In its issue of this week
it says: "Tho Times and Democrat's
candidate for trby's seat is in the race
to a finish and he can't be made to got
out of the way by anything that lrby
does. This paper lias always been
against lrby. The People's Advocate,
tho orgain of tho Anderson county
Tlllmanites, has also seized upon Sena
tor Irby's letter as pretext to refer to
him in slighting terms and the St.
Matthews Herald, a neutral paper, has
joined in the attacks upon him. Hut
in my judgment lrby and Wilson have
the popular side of tho controversy,
if the dictation of Tlllman is left Out
Tho now registration all over tho
Stato is a farce, as it was perhaps in
tended to bo. The number of negroes
securing certificates will be very small.
Tho antis aro making little effort to
register. Many antis ruminate thus: -,l
am sick of politics. I don't want the
nigger to como into tho light. I get no
justice from tho ring. I stand no
chance. Tho primaries are a cheat and
a swindle. The stato hopelessly under
tho heels of the bossos. What do 1
care? After all it is littlo bother to me
who gots tho offices and that is all tho
?'ng wants- If tho majority of tho
, .llto pcoplo profor to bo used for the
promotion of tho Ring's privnto snaps,
what does it mattor to me? I can malte
a living and for tho prosont I'll bldo
my timo somo of these timos the people
will dlscovor how they havo boon hood
winked and fooled and when thoy will
rebel again misgovernmont.
W. W. Ball.
REPLY TO DR. FULLER.
In the last issue of the Adver
tiser Dr. Fuller at last relieves him
self of a quantity of spleen, hatred
and prejudico which ho has har
bored against tho editor of this pa
per ever sineo he defeated Dr. Ful
ler's little wily scheme to prevent
the establishment of a Dispensary
in (his city by disfranchising non
land holders. Dr. Fuller's lang
uage is more tho frothing and rail
ings of a political despot, a social
tyrant, than tho righteous (?) iu
dignution of a sano, even-tempered
representative of the poople. We
will not reply in kind, but content
ourself with showing wherein ho
has been derelict iu tho duty and
political consideration which he
owes to that faction which elected
him. When ho was n candidate
for the Legislature,and afterwards
A candidate for the Senate, his Au
ti opponents were then making the
same "peace and unity" arguments
that he now makes use of; but so
long as tho Doctor wanted olllco
and he know he had to depend up
on (he votes of Reformers and the
support of the HERALD to tret it,
he pranced around like tho King's
chief executioner, and in fa t was
considered by both tho Amis and
Titlraanitea to bo the most aggres
sive, persevering, uncompromis
ing Till man! te candidate in the
field. That was when ho wanted
oflico. But now tho Doctor asks us
fo "revolve in the profound depths
Of our inner consciousness tho query
whether ho who seeks to harmon
ize, on an honorable and just basis,
the dissensions in the ranks of tho
Democracy for the safely of the
commonwealth, or ho who stirs
strife and bitterness between the
(actions by falsehood and slander,"
efe. If this Isn't the climax of Im
pudent irony we would like to know
what it is. Will tho Doctor please
enlighten us as to the causo of this
sudden quickening of bis political
conscience? Was it tho Demon
Dispensary, which ho voted for in
tho Legislature, or is it the "con
sciousness" of faded political lau
rels? Judas could have defended
his betrayal on the same grounds
as that given by Dr. Fuller. Tho
argument of the Pharisees would
have been equally as extenuating
in the ease of Judas as the argu
ments of tho Antis which Dr. Ful
ler now echoes In defence of his
present position, especially when it
is remembered iiii^i^ysjB^ns the
in Iii ". (':TTrWllB^|j^psw?fr he was too
busy then, per naps, in 'spaking for
the olllco,' lo make invidious com
parisons. Ho didn't Hud fault with
us then us n si irrer pp of Strife
What Dr. Fuller says about that
"body of patriots and gentlemen,
who undertook to counsel the De
mocracy of South Carolina to com
pose theh differences," etc., a little
time will show that the Herald
has deal! even more leniently with
them than they deserve. If there
is a single one of lhal original For
ty (notexceptingDr, Fuller)saying
or doing anything to counteract
the possibility of negro domination
wo would like for the Doctor to
point him out. The extreme Anti
organs, who are ut the back of this
negro movement, are culling upon
those of their faction to meet with
the Forty and to take part in their
meetings, as they s ty that tho only
chance of an amicable agreement
must come through the Forty. Now
when It Is known that It is this
faction ol the Conservatives that
have refused every basis of concil
iation offered by the Reformers,
even lo the extent of dividing the
delegates equally with them, must
they not have some kind of assu
rance from (hat Forty?those "pa
triots and gentlemen"?that an al
liance with (hem upon their own
terms will bo favorably entertained
by (ho Forty? What seems lo
have aroused the indignation of
Dr. Fuller is because we expressed
the opinion that the agreement of
Messrs. Hemphill and Harnwcll
with Senator Tlllman und Gover
nor Evans could not "strengthen
the true-blue Reformers siiftieicnt
ly to counteract (he effects of the
Gonz'itcs-WilMams faction, Forty
traitors and the Republican ne
groes." In (his connection it seems
that Dr. Fuller has deliberately
sought to pervert our meaning to;
making it appear that we bad ref
erence tv. the number of men vv'ho
signed the Forty Address, igst end
of lo tho name of the fact/jon to
which they belonged r-which has
now passed'in to thin political history
of (ho Stute as iho "Forty" faction.
We have repeatedly said (hat wo
considered many of those Forty
signers to be loyal, uncompromis
ing Reformers, but lhat We consid
ered tho leaders and promolers of
the Forty scheme na traitors, pure
and simple. Dr. Fuller knows this
and 80 when ho trie s to make us say
that every man of the forty who
signed that paper i.j u traitor, he
knowingly and willfully perverts
Now let us sec where we iind
those Forty "patriots." It Is well
known (hat the terms of agreement
reached by thai conference pledged
(he conferee Conservatives to com*
mit themselves to the following:
1. Tho preservation of white suprem
acy by a qualification of the ballot.
2. Every delegate must subscribe to
the general proposition that no white
nun shall bo disfranchised, except for
.'!. That no delegate nh ill bo elected
who doos not pledge himself to vote
against submitting the new Constitution
back to tho people.
4. That (he convention shall deal oidy
in general principles ol government and
lcavo tho Legislature absolutely tin
tramcle.'. on (ho questions of police icg
ulations and frco schools.
Tlioso conditions or pledges have
boon repudiated by tho Gonzales*
Williams faction of Conservatives
who uro confident that thoy can
ninko hotter terms with tho Forty,
who nro likowiso opposing the
agreement, and wo want Dr. Ful
ler, who subscribes himself us "one
ol tho Original Forty," to explain
to us why It Is that these Forly 'pa
triots and gentlemen' are opposing
such provisions for while suprem
acy. \?e can understand why the
Gonzalae-WHIIums faction are op
posing r\ but if Dr. Fuller's 'patri
ots and gentlemen' uro in favor of
Reform demands we can't under
stand their position. Tho Gonzal
es- Williams faction uro opposed to
it, because they are not willing to
have the work of the convention
final until passed upon by tho peo
ple, and nro further opposed to it
because they aro not in favor of
disfranchising the negro to the ex
tentof guaranteeing whito suprem
acy. Of course Dr. duller will say
that he is in favor of white suprem
acy, but his past position on the
Dispensary question will not war
rant us in saying that he is
in favor of not submitting the new
Constitution back to tho people.
These ore tho two provisions of the
agreement to which the Gonzales?
Williams crowd will not subscribe.
And since tho Forty have not sub
scribed to them, we suppose Ihoy
are holding aloof for tho same pur
pose? The negro Republicans ob
ject to these provisions, also; hence
if one faction of the Conservatives
object to them, the Forty object to
them and tho negro Republicans
object to them, wherein is the dif
Dr. Fuller seems to think thai
bo can ring the changes on us with
convincing effect because our name
appeared with the names of Ilfty or
sixty other whito gentlemen on a
title deed to a small piece of land
in order to enfranchise a BUfticieut
number of citizens to petition for
tho establishment of a Dispensary
In this city. What mado such a
proceeding necessary was because
tho Doctor had exercised his foxy
ingenuity todevlsoa tricky scheme
to disfranchise not only tho nigger
but white men who had voted ami
worked for him to secure bis elec
tion. After voting for the Dispen
sary Act, ho succeeded in amend
ing it in the last hours of the ses
sion, so as to require a majority of
tho free-holders before n Dispen
sary could be e-t'.hbllshed in any
town or city?thus a3 effectually
disfranchising many white voters
as if l hey were guilty of s< me crime
or other. And all to suti.-fy the pe
culiar notions of Dr. Fuller. Tho
Legislature, tho very next session,
repudiated Dr. Fuller's Anti-inllu
enccd-disfranchising scheme by re
pealing it, thus knockin
tion trick. W
should be sen\
Madden, S. O.
Report of Sc hoi
The session began
1894, and will close at
tion of six months.
Wc have at present an enrol}
of forty-two pupils, with an
age attendance of thirty-nx fid
disagiecablc month of Jan!
Wc use the late adopt
books only in part.
I think a child should be taj
mental arithmetic as soon ad
mind can grasp the idea of nun]
With most children this is thej
day of school lite.
Written arithmetic should \i
commenced until the child isT
for fractions. All of the Hrst
cises in tractions should b(
then should follow the mort
cult written exercises.
History and Geography
be taught before Grammaf
should, to a great extent, bei
together. However, I thinl
gunge lessons, the aim of wl|
to teach the correct urrangcnf
thought in speech or writinj
not to create thought or to
words with which to
thought, should precede
English Grammar and P
Arithmetic must be very thor]
mastered before Latin and
can be successfully taught.
I think from 8 a. in. to
should be the length in 111
daily session, giving one he
a half in recesses. Small
should bo allowed recreatj
Literary societies should]
ganized and the exercises
as in cresting and cntertf
possible, so that no child
duty in this line.
If no other means of pui|
will do use the rod. Rul
by this little piece
and provide against be
"humbugged" when next y
candidate for their suffrages
The Doctor winds up by trying
to justify bis connection with the
Forty by alluding to Senator Till
man's and Go v. Evans's "plan for
uniting the Democracy". But that
is too thin, Doctor, the other origi
nal Forty leaders are denouncing
Senator Tillman for saying that the
Forty ought to he "frowned down",
and arc criticising him on every
hand. It seems to us that it is mighty
late in the day for Dr. Fuller to he
talking about "peace and harmony
and a non-partisan convention".
What arc you doing and advising,
Dr. in the line of white suprema
cy? A little of your disfranchis
ing ingenuity, or the support of
men for the Constitutional Conven
tion who are in favor of disfran
chising the negro in order to secure
white supremacy would he much
more commendable than in giving
unlicensed liberty to blind tigers by
disfranchising, as you did, non-land
owners in order to defeat the Dis
Every reader of the herald will
remember that when wc fust began
to direct your attention to the in
consistent course which you were
pursuing, that wc dealt mu*t~ldTuf"-'
ly and gently with y3u. We sim
ply endeavored to call your atten
tion to the direction in which you
were drifting, but you seemed so
determined to make of yourself a
tool for the political anti Dispcnsa
lists that we finally had to let you
drift, and although we regret to sec
it wc now find you soured against
the faction to whom you sre indebt
ed lor your political elevation, out of
harmony with the better instincts
your nature, and out of touch with
the people.?Laurensvillo Herald.
Card of Thanks.
Wc, the undersigned stifTcreis,
having lost our earthly possession
on the night of the 26th nit. by fire,
desire to express, through your col
umns, our grateful thanks and
gratitude to so many good people
who came so promptly and liber
ally to our relief; and it makes us
the more grateful to them because
we were strangers to them, having
lately moved into their midst.
Ibssb V. Fuller and Others.
tilicates of a teacher who doi
hold a certificate approved
Trustees should be car
number the warrants the
correctly and to write the 1
township on every warrant
As the funds of each dil
not be paid out, except 0]
rant issued by the tins]
board of trustees should
to handle the funds out
them, to the best interest
Any one expecting to recch
pay from the public hauls oi
school district for any service slioul
contract with the trustees bcfoi
rendering said scrv oe, and it avou
be best to have that cmJmmt 1
dllCCtl to writings.
Have you ever noticed how vom1 sys
tem seems to crave special assistance
In tho spring? Just the help required
Is given by Hood's Sarsaparilla.
City lical Kstnto for Sale.
Will he sold at rivato'.salo tho fol
lowing roal estate tho assigned prop
erty of ii. Terry ?v Co: h'oYty-llvo acres
part of which 1108 In tho Southern por
tion of the city hounded by land-- of J,
11. Traynham, II. Garrison. Groor and
others. Terms will be made satisfac
J. H. 1'arks, Assignee.
L. \V. SlMKiNS, Agent.
Mar. 4, 180??3t.
That i am still here and keep on hand
a few Wagons, Buggies and Har
ness at Low Prices. i will sell Wheels
as cheap as thov can be bought, and all
kinds of material for Wagons and Bug
gies. 1 will do v.nrk at tho lowest
\ 0, T. WHITTEN.
Lauras, S. C., -hyi. 21, IN> L
Honor Roll of the N<
Sullivan, George Bn
Fifth Grade?Jos ic*
Ice Martin, Fay Ho;,
Langston, Percy Fi nicy j
Maltic Finley, feiern
Carrie Brown, N'orwq
Rosabel Moore, Lou
GilV Finley, l,idic ferry]
Eighth Grade ?Ci
(?us Cunningham, AlvJ
Susie Langston, Emrj
H. Y. cul
All the white ici]
County are rcqucstci
the l aurens Graded
day, Klh instant,
spend the day with
to attend a meeting of til
that night in the Court!
the Teachers' Association*
Mi. Ma> field, State Stipe]
of Education, has been
attend on thai occasion
the teachers of Laurens.
that every teacher in tj
will attend, and on Saj
programme wily be fore]
to give a shoi t Li al rent
her school. T/ie good
Laurens city /promise
tainmcnt for the tel
Friday morning till Sal
ning. Every white te;
County will he expect]
ibis meeting, and wc
pleasant and ^^jbThJej
this County wj
of April at
April in Coin]
ers of the Cf
stand the cxi|
well for som<
of the brai