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i LAURENS, S, 0.| March 10, 1895.
THE TEACHER? MEET.
The Comity Teachers In Town? Thoy
Visit The Uraded HchoAb?A
The County Teachers Association
with our progressive School Commis
sioner, Mr, Madden, at their head,
made a visit to the Graded Schools on
Friday, and on Saturday held their us
ual monthly mooting in the Court
All expressed themselves as oxcoed
lngly pleased with the management of
tho schools, which are under the ex
cellent supervision of Mr. J. B. Wat
kins. On Friday evening Mr. May
field, State Superintendent of Educa
tion, and Rev. J. B. Parrott, the suc
cessful principal of the High School at
Barksdalo's, were expected to address
the teachers in the Court, House but
neither of them were able to appear,
ho some of the town jokers instltutcdfla
mock court as a moans of passing tho
evening, an amusing method if not
calculated to bo so improvlug as a
Mr. Madden spoke a little of tho ]K)8
slblllty of a Summer School In Laurons.
No 8chomo could bo more p roil tablo not
only to tho toaehors but to many out
siders who would bo glad of an oppor
tunity to Indulge in a llttlo montnl re
polishing. Laurons should uphold Mr.
Madden in this plan.
The now city council were quietly
Installed into ofllco on yesterday morn
ing. Thoy immediately roliovod tho
strain on many aspirants and oleetod
tho following police force and flxod
L. G. Balle, Clork, $.'11.25 nor month.
L. A. L?ngsten, Cblof Police, $45.00
?Tamos F. Owlngs, Assistant Police,
$30.00 per month.
Wm. M. Irby, Assistant Polico, $30.00
Lowls Burton, colorod, Lamp Ligh
ter, $15.00 per month.
Mayor Slmkins and tho outgoing
counoil loavo In tho Treasury tho
handsome sum of $1,550.00. "Good and
Friday saw tho ilrst work on tho Fac
tory begun but tho rain was not favor
able to it, Howover Monday things
were well under way and the site of the
Mill has a wldo awake aspoct. Right
now getting a brick yard in readiness
is ono of tho principal onds, as tho
Factory is to make Its own brick.
A Horse for Sale.
A good farm and family horso for
salo. Qualities reliable " Apply to
Rev. A. G. Wardlaw or this ofllco.
This is the J^and of what wo boliovo
to bo tho boat 5 cents sack of Tobacco
ovor offorod. A pack of cigarette pa
Sors with each sack if you want them.
5 cents a pound without papers. Come
in and sample it from largo jar on show
case. It is as good as the average 10
cents tobacco, and far ahead of any
5 cents tobacco made. Bring in your
samplos. Wo can provo It.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Davis <fr Roper's Locals.
Pretty washable suits for boys at 50
Davis & Roper.
Men's nobby suits for $7.50; Men's all
wool suits for 93.60; Mon's good pants
Davis & Roper.
Boys knoo suits at 75 cents: Nobby
boys knoo suits at $1.25 and $2.00 at
Davis & ropek.
If you do not boliovo wo can soil you
clothing cheapol" than you ever bought
it come and see.
Davis & Roper,
%W Valid Divorces obtained in three
months. For particulars write?
Mar. 10?it Donton, Texas.
How that baby squawls. What's the
matter. She wants ono of thoso nico
carriages which aro being sold so cheap
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos & Co.
How is this'? 1 sot (t>) chairs for only
$2.25 only a few sots to offer. How it
makes our customers smilo when thoy
800 these chairs at this price.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
For Rent-?Six Room Cottage op
posite Mrs. Rivers' Boarding House.
Garden, woll and stablos.
Jan. 14, '95. B. W. Bali..
Only 30 moro of those beautiful Rat
torn Rockers which wo have been sell
ing at $1.00 worth $3.50 to olYcr and our
contract closes. This lot will arrlvo in
a few days.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos & Co.
Wo make an itch Curo that costs you
nothing if it fails to cure wbon used ac
cording to directions.
Tho Laurens Drug Co.
There is soinothing about our lin?
that attracts attention. Why, be
cause wo carry in stock a oompleto lino
of household goods, kitchon, dihlng
room, bed room and parlor goods. In
other words sot you up to housekeeping
at very llttlo oxponso. Get married
and try It.
S. M. & B, H.Wilkes & Co.
Yfi-Union of Co. O, 3d Regiment.
I ?Sr-WrttVPrlzed by, members of Com
pany G, Thlror73r6r4ieKiment- t0 !nvlte
the survivors of the l4tli S. C. Regiment
living in Laurens County to meet with
them on the occasion of tho re-union to
be held at Barksd&le. on the Laurens ?
?Greenville Railroad, on Saturday 13th
proximo. To makf tho occasion pleas
ant and agreoabAI every body who at
tends is requested7to bring a well-filled
basket of tho substantiate of lifo.
March 18, 1895. A. C. Owikgh.
The Union of >*ho Second Section of
tho Reedy River, Association will con
veno with tho M<?unt Olivo Church on
Friday boforo thd> nth Sunday in March
Introductory by J- A. Martin.
Sermon on Oat&i'day, 11 a. m. by W .
B. McCuen. / ..
Missionary Scrfnon on Sunday 11 a.
tn. by J. O. MartHii.
1st./ Is the pi>wer of Ordination
vested in tho (fhurch or Prosbytory.
Openo* by Low? Martin.
2nd. Do wo mm daptlst place (stress
enough) on thcB brines of Rogonorar
tionf Opened 0. J. Cooper.
3i/l. DOCS tmWl Diblo teach that 11
Ml/hiter shall M"?uipportod. Opened
hvf.J. If. XashMT'
4th. \)nf*>lM'' llbleiteacli that Minis,
irs shall ?^Rtofo tholr own salaries.
Ipened \/<AmT* Itlddlo.
ttfkvW J. A. Martin,
Mr. p. TllOMABON, Clerk.
IWIS IS GOSSIP.
IN AND ABOUT LAI KENS FOB THE
WEEK (JONE BT.
f he Minutes of the Week la Laarens?
What we all Say and Do?Your
Friend's Name In Print.
Laurons H. Potter, of Spartanburg,
was in the eity on Saturday.
Mr. Gomer Mock is at home from
tho Medical College at Charleston.
The County Equalization Board mot
in the Court House on Thursday last.
Rev. Mr. Carlisle was in Spartanburg
for several days last week.
Mrs. Mamie Dorroh of %*oenville, is
with relatives in Laurens.
Miss Fannie Maxwell, of Walhalla,
is visiting her sister Mrs. NAfc
Miss Lowe has arrived from Balti
Mrs. Martha Boyd and Mrs. G. S.
McCravy are visiting relatives in
Miss ?Flora Meredith has returned
homo aftor a visit of sevoral weeks to
friends at Gray Court.
Mi s. Josephine Watts baa returned
home after an extended visit to Ninety
Harris' Lithia Hotol is soon to bo
lighted by electricity and to have a
system of wator works.
Col. A. C. Haskell was In tho city on
Wodnosday last, looking after the af
fairs of the Nowborry & Laurons road.
The Hon. Lewis W. Slmklns, the out
going Mayor of the city visited Colum
bia on business during last week.
Rev. Mr. Carlisle organized a branch
of the Epworth League at tho Motho
dist Church Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Dorroh Ferguson is at homo
from Charleston where ho has boon
taking a courso at tho Medical College.
Mr. E. Wators Ferguson, who has for
some t.imo boon buying cotton at Wa
terloo Is now locatod at Laurens.?Clln
James Davis, a son of Mr. Robert 0.
Davis, graduated last week with high
dlstlncton at tho Charleston Modieal
G. Y. Moore and Miss Fannlo Wat
kins visited tho family of Prof. Wat
kins, in Laurons last weok.?Honca
Messer Babb, of Babbtowu, and John
W. Fowlor, of Laurens, have been
drawn as Petit Jurors for the August
term United. States Court at Green
Hal D. Tracy, representing tho State
and especially that great store, house
of knowlodgo, Eneyclopodla Brltanlca,
spont last wook In the city.
Tho "Deostrict School" will bo ron
dored at Opora House by talented ame
tures of Clinton on Friday noxt. The
King's Daughtera wo hope will reap a
Mrs. Virginia D. Young has been
olocted Prosident of tho Woman's
Rights movement In this State. The
Abb evillo Medium is to bo tho organ
of the association.
Brother B. B. Wilson, editor of that
first-class weokly. Tho Groonwood
Journal, paid us a snort visit on Friday
last. Ho was in high good cheor and
wo only regret that his stay was a mere
Mr. Ford's lectures delivered on last
Monday and Tuesday evening wore
greatly onjoyed by large audlencos
and woro very profitable In a financial
way both to tho lecturer and tho Moth
odist Church for tho benefit of which
tho entertainments wore given.
Badger Crosswell Bowon, one of our
High Rollers, leaves to-day for a fort
night's visit to relatives in Sumter and
Wilmington, N. C. We regret his de
parture, but bespeak a pleasant visit
and speedy return. Wo can't spare
you long, Crosswell. F.
Friday morning Will Metts, was
knockod oft' ono oT tho cars of tho Co
lumbia, Nowborry and Laurens freight
train. Two cars and an engine ran
over and cut off ono log and mashed up'
an arm. Later in the day ho died from
his Injuries. Ho was ono of tho train
Nows has been receivod here of the
death of Cant. John Robertson, in
Texas, to which State ho removed sov
eral years ago from this connty. He
was a Mexican war veteran, having
served with Gon. Taylor's army. He
was for a short term Sheriff of this
county where bo married and had many
That tho Factory is a real, assured,
thing should not act as a salve to tho
conscience of tho town, sending it off
into stupor again but on tho contrary,
should servo as a first-class stim
ulous of Imigratlon. Tho town wants
more factories, a telephone exchange
new hotels, an olcctrlc plant, a system
of water works, a trolley line, every
thing in fact that will go to prove It
ono of tho uoo<?tenterp:-.:Ing, up-to-cV.te
towns in upper Carolina.
On Tuesday last tho municipal elec
tion transpired resulting aftor a pleas
Ant canvass in tho choice of N. B. Dial.
Esq., over W. R. Rlchey, Esq., to be
Mayor for tho noxt two years. Mr.
Dial has oxporionco having been Mayor
in ono term precooding tho closing
term of Mayor Slmklns, and will mako
an actlvo sound administration. Mr.
Rlchey ran Mr. Dial to tho nock, was
worthy of winning, and will yot havo
Tho following leading citizens and
business mon, all enthusiastic for tho
progress of town and county wore
For Wardens?Dr. W. C. Irby, 247
" " M. H. Fowler, 246
" " J. O.C. Fleming, 215
" u J.C. Owings, 217
Dr.T. E. Todd, 208
J. M. Robertson. 200
Mr. Richard Harding Davis, who
started from tho eastern coast of Hon
duras about tho middle of January to
ride across Central America, lias ar
rived at Toguclgalaph, the capital of
Honduras, from which point he will
continuo on to tho capital of Nicaragua,
and from thcro to Corlnto, on tho Pa
cific side. From that point ho takos a
steamer south to Caracas in South
America, crossing tho Isthmus of Pa
nama on his way.' Tho ride to Toguclg
alapa was made on mule-back ovor tho
mountains, and lasted sixteen days; tho
second half of tho trip will require
about ten days more. Mr. Davis Is ac
companlod by Mr. Henry Somers Som
erset and Lloyd C. Grlscom, and his
purpose is to describe the places vis
ited by those gontlemon and himself in
a series of articles which will appear
in Harper's Monthly and Harper's
Woekly as soon as possible after his
return to Now York.
Rhoumatism is caused by lactic ac\d
in tho blood attacking fibrous tissues if
tho joints. Keep your blood pure anf
Sou will not have rhoumatism. Hood'
arsaparilla gives tho blood vitality
and richness mid tones the whole body,
niMitrallzo'tho acidity of tho blood and
thus euros rhoumatism.
Hood's Fills are the best af tor-dinner
pills, assists dlgostlon, cures headache.
THK PRIDE OF LAUKENS.
A Representative of the Local Pres?
Reports a Delightful and inst rue
tire Visit to the City Schools.
Last Friday morning, accompanied
by friend Bowen, your reporter visited
tho City Schools in quest of news.
We were very courteously welcomed
by Superintendent Watkins, whoso
kindness and interest in our behalf
was moro than we could expect.
The County Teachers, who bad met
hero last woek, had been invited to in
spect the City School* Friday, but ow
ing to the lncloinout weather, only
twelve 01 fifteen teachers wore out. All
present, however, woro porfectly car
ried away with the splendid systematic
working of the School.
Owing to pressure of time and busi
ness, we only visited tho threo highest
grados, where we were kindly received
by tho respective teachers. Tho rooms
aro admirably adapted to teaching pur
ix>8e8, well ventilated, and spacious sky
light above; tho desks aro vory com
fortable and hold two easily. Tho prin
cipal points of note among tho scholars
were: respectful and clear recitation,
attention, and good behaviour upon tho
We came away fairly onthused over
this admirable system of education, In
praise of which too much cannot bo
said. It is the hope of our country, tho
vitality of our soolal life, and tho bul
wark of Stale. And right hero wo closo
with a universally common Incident,
that not only corroborates my state
meets In regard to our school system,
but also proves Lord Bacon's saying.
"Knowledge Is Powor'*:
In tho early part of this century,
when Prussia lay writhing undor the
almost invulnerable heel of the First
Napoleon, there was a state mooting
held which terminated in the coalition
of all tho prosent Gorman Provlncos.
Tho Iron Chancellor Bismark then sug
gested that the education of tho masses
was tho only safeguard of tho Father
land. This Idea was adopted through
out tho wholo Empire, and what was
tho result? In 1870 Franco, that court
ly and knightly olimo, whoso lilies and
eagles flourished and waved grandly
o'or all Europo in awe and splendor, de
clared war against Germany. After a
fierce strugglo in which Germany lost
not a single light, she ruthlessly tore
the fleur-de-lis irom. Alsco and Lorraine.
And tho memories of Jona wore blot
tod out by tho disgraceful surrondor of
Sedan, and the German bannors waved
triumphantly on the walls of Paris.?
It is needless to state that tho iron
hand of discipline, and system that
sways tho Fatherland's Incomparable
school system brought this about. F.
The Ladies' Aid Society.
Whereas, The Ladies' Aid Society ol
tho Laurens Presbyterian Church has
heard with deepest regret tho decision
of their beloved Pastor, Rov. A. G.
Wardlaw, to accept the pastorate of the
Westminister Presbyterian Charch of
Charleston, S. C, to which ho has been
Therefore, bo it resolved 1 That if
by any action of ours we could retain
bim as our Pastor, which relation he
has? so acceptably filled, we would moat,
gladly do so, even down to old ago. If,
however, he feels called in the Provi
dence of God to another field of labor,
we love him too much to stntd in tho
way of bis duty and usefulness.
Resolved 2. That we express, as a So
ciety and individuals, to bim and to
Mrs. Wardlaw, who has been an efficient
and greatly beloved member of this So
cioty, our sorrow over this sad separa
tion and the breaking up of tho tender
ties that bound us together.
Resolved'3. That wo extend to him
our most heartfelt gratitudo for bio faith
ful teachings and his caro over us dur
ing these years. We feel that much
good has come to us through hie minis
trations. Whereovor bo may go| wo
will always pray that Heaven's richest
benedictions may abide upon bim and
bis borne, and if we nover meet again on
earth as Pastor and people, may wo
meet an unbroken band above?
Where congrtgations ne'er break up,
And Sabbaths have no end.
Resolved 4. That a copy of these res
olutions be sent to our Pastor and his
family, that they be published in our
City papers and the Southern Presby
terian, and entered on our records.
Mrs. E. M. Caink,
Mrs. II. A. Wbob,
Mrs. J. J. Pi.uss,
The Union of tho 4th and 5th Section
of tho Reedy River Association will
moot with Holly Grove Church, Sat
urday before the 6th Sunday in March.
10 a. m. Devotional exorcises con
ducted by C. K Halo.
10.30 What is our duty at this time
towards Stato, Home and Foreign Mis
sions by M. B. Crisp, B. W. Fuller, J.
D. Mahon and D. A. Swindler.
11.30 Should Sunday work bo under
the control of the Church by G. L. Ris
er, J. P. May, C. K. Halo and B F.
1.30 Should a letter of dismission be
granted to a mombor who is not in full
fellowship with tho Church by .lohn H.
Wharton, Frank Ramago and H. Fow
10.30 Sunday School address by Rev.
B. F. Corley.
11 a. m. Sermon by Rov. J. D. Mahon.
w. P. Turner,
List of Letters.
Remaining in the Post Office at Lau
rens, S. C, unclaimed, for the week end
ing Mar. 18, 1805:
B?Brown, J M; Brown, John Q5
Blakoly, Mrs. Lisoy.
F?Franks, John F.
G?Grant, Miss Jane
J?Jones, P S.
L?Lockwill George B.
M?Martin, W N.
O?Owens, L L.
S?Stewart, Miss Llllio.
V?Van Nef, Jr. Mr.
W?Winslow, George B.
Fon the webk RNniNO mar. II, 1805.
J?Janas, P S.
M?Mooro, Robt J; Mcharg, James:
Martin, C 1?; Martin, Mrs Hattie.
N?Nelson, Mrs Eugono.
R?Raymond, G W^-2.
S-Sholl, Miss E A; Sloan, Walker.
T?Tuckott, Mrs Emmar.
W?Williams, Miss Lucy; Watkins,
A Judson: Wilson, Miss Ora.
Persons calling for any of above let*
ters will please say, "They aro adver
tised." T. 13. Crews. P. M.
Wo offor Ono Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, tho undersigned, havo known
F. J. Cheney /or tho last 15 yoars, and
bollovo him porfoctly honorable In all
business transactions and financially
oblo to carry out any obligation mado
by tholr firm.
Wost & Truax, Wholesolo Druggists,
1 Tolodo, O.; Waldlng, Klnnan &Mar
\ vln, Wholosalo Druggists, Tolodo, <).
Hall's Catarrh Curo is takon intei
Vnally, acting directly upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
PPrlce, 7f>o per bottle Sold by all
Dm freist*. Testimonials free
MONEY IN I4QU0R.
PI SHI Mi THE STATE'S BUSINESS
Plalu DrlukH for "Plalu People"?
Fancy Stuff for Yankee Dudes.
Other Columbia Com
Columbia, S. C, March 1?, '?6.
Every day the people of South Caro
lina pour down tholr throats twonty
fivo hundred gallons of dlsponsary Ho
uor. 1 calculate that this amount al
lows to each and every man, woman
and child, 0110 fourth of a drink a day
or ono good drink every four days, (ad
mitting for tho argument's sake that
dispensary whlskoy can mako a good
drink;. If the whiskey was actually
imbibed according to this schedule I.
guess It would do no groat harm oven'
to tho chlldron and yonng womon but
tho difllculty is that too many people
do not get tholr rightful sharo. Be
sides, Hoods of "blind tlgor', fluids aro
absorbed in all parts of the state. Tho
dispensary officers say that blind tlgore
aro no longor common In South Caro
lina but foxes and squirrolsaro not the
only beasts which havo boles and in
dark spots whoro the oaglo oyo of the
constable never Hashes many a man yot
drives a thriving business in the con
But tho state dispensary packs into
seventeen thousand bottles and 'Johns
twenty-live hundred gallons a day and
ill I'lc'kens and Oconoo which have al
ways been dry counties now dispensar
ies are to be opened. Two more mak
ing oight In all aro to begin business In
Charleston In a few days and sinco tho
first of January about a dozen havo
been established. A hot light is in pro
Srcss in Yorkvillc and of course tho
ispensary crowd will win?ovon as
thoy won in Laurens, if necessary. Tho
administration could vory well sparo a
peek of dirt which divided earofully
would bo sulllcicnt to eroato enough
real estate owners to placo dispensaries
whorcvor a street corner or cross roads
is without one. Tho peoplo of Laurens
ought to know that tho whiskey busi
ness is being run for all that thero Is in
it and that it is the evident determina
tion of those in charge to mako it pay
tho State hnndsomoly. Arrangements
uro in progross by which boor will bo
sold in this city from a browery and of
course its consumption will be greatly
increased. Many of tho fancy hotols
now have dispensary privileges and can
sell to their guests, not only straight
whiskey and beer in bottles, but man*
hattan cocktails. Tho "common peo
ple." can't buy cocktails, thoy must be
satisfied with the plain and pure stuff
but tho Northern tourists who como
south with carloads of boodle aro cat
ered too and furnished a ehance to con
tribute to tho exchequer. Which is
another strong illustration of tho faith
of tho administration in tho doctrine
of "equal rights to all"' and special
drinks to none savo those who aro able
and willing to pay handsomely for
thom,?a theory of sparkling and pollu
old beauty. However, it is doubU^ ?
the intontion of the administration To
make all the peoplo rieb so that thoy
can afford to lodge at tourists' hotels
and sip tho marvellous mixtures af
fected by dude soakers. Meanwhile,
tho prohibition sentiment, once so lusty
in South Carolina, appears to be in a
drunken stupor,?else why doesn't it
ariso and kick high and mightily.
"what ARE THE WILD WAVES say
Or what aro tho Forty going to do
about it??if that is tho proper form of
the question. In most of tho counties
meetings are being held and it is fair
to presume that the Forty have some
knowledge of what they are about: but
thoy aro profoundly mute. Yet, in
them there is hope and thoy show signs
of energy. Governor Tilhnan has
spoken of tlieni in chilling terms and
if they had not been brave they would
havo died. Senutor lrby is refraining
fron bestowing his blessing upon them
and they have not buried themselves.
It is truly wonderful.
When the Forty holds its convention
on tho 27th of March it may be that an
explosion will occur and that fragments
and mangled remains of factions and
cliques will be scattered to the four
winds of tho earth. Let the Forty pro
ceed. If its wisdom is in proportion to
the pluck it is showing it will do some
thing for tho State and the people.
next yea r.
Eighteen hundred and Ninty-slx is
a presidential year and promises to
give us rapid scenic changes on the
political stage. Perhaps four parties
will be in action. Tho Republicans of
course. Tho Eastern Democrats who
bollovo in sound money, free trade or
low tariff, and civil service Tlio Kreo
Silver Democrats with a smattering of
populism and tho populists,?the latter
including most of the sheer idiots and
asses. South Carolina will have fow
pops, and a considerable crowd of the
silverites. Of course thero will he a
Democratic party of tho Cleveland
stamp,?"coo coos" tho scoffers call
us,?and the Republican party may be
Incomparably stronger and healthier
than it has ever been before in South
Carolina. It all hangs largely on what
tho Constitutional Convention succeeds
in doing with the negro vote. If tho
negro is eliminated, many young men
who believe in tho protection theory,
especially in the rapidly growing man
ufacturing districts, will vote for Tom
Reed or whoovcrthe Republicans nom
inate. A disposition is present already
in some quarters to join tho Republi
cans. With tho colored citizen out of
tho question a Republioan party would
ho a blessing to the South. It would
result in purging the Northern Repub
licans of prejudice towards our section
and unite us more closely with tho
North commercially. Thousands and
millions of tho Northern Republicans
are men who would help tho South but
for tho manacles which pari ism teach
ing for soveral generations has put
upon them. But honest money and
free trade ought to bo good enough for
Oneo in the long ago The ADVER
TISER copied a rumor published in
some other sheet that tho Georgia,
Carolina and Northern railroad shops
wore to bo moved from Abbeville to
Greenwood. So did a number of pa
pers. When anything derogatory to
Abbeville is said or written tho Abbe
ville 1 'ress and Banner vory properly
becomes incensed and resents it in a
spirited manner. Paronthotically, any
newspaper that asserts that Laurens.
s. C, is not tho "pearl of tho Pied
mont," "Queon City of tho Hills,"
soundest town in tho'stato financially,
an exceptionally moral place, possessor
of the linest school faeilltios etc, &0, ct
id oinne genus, is, to couch it in tender
and soothing language, a liar?but that
has nothing to do with the subject.?
The Abhovillo Pross and Banner of
this week calls to the attention of the
papers that published tho rumor al
luded to that tho road alluded "to will
not only keep its shops in Abhovillo
but onlurgo and add to tho shops. And
having ?0 stated my conscionce is cloar.
notes DURING the WEEK,
Wednesday aftornoon A. Harwell
Syinmers, a young book-keeia r in tho
Carolina National Bunk of this city,
shot hlmsolf dead with a pistol. The
gonoral improsBion is that it was an ac
cidental shot. Syminers was found doad
In n bod-room at tho roar of tho bank,
tho pistol bolonglng to tho occupant of
tho room lying by his sido. It is be
liovod that ho had plckod up tho pistol
to put in his pockot liefere taking a bl
OyclO ride. 0.8 Was hl8 habit , when it
was discharged Symmera was an ox
coptlonally bright and capable young
Gov. John Gary Evans a Minns that
Judge Sii'iunt en's decision against
tho dispensary law rendered last week
will not interfere with tho law's opera
tion. Governor Evans is a sanguine
A second cotton mill is to bo built by
Capt. Courtnoy at Nowry, Oconeo
A company to manufacture tobacco
has been chartered to do business at
Adjutant General J. G. Watts is in
the North buying guns for tho militia.
Ho will probably return In u day or
Without half trying Laurens could
send to tho Atlanta Exposition an ex
hibit which would excel that of any
county in tho country. Laurons should
Tho Abhovillo Press and Banner
predicts that the registration being
over Governor Evans will remove all
tho notarios public In tho stntc. Thou
this correspondent will bo doprivod of
tho only publlo ofllco for which ho was
over a candidate Alas! This cruel
ABOUT THE FORTY?
in tho Lauronsvillo Horald of this
week appears an address to democratic
voters signed by some goutlomcn who
writes as doraocrats. Heretofore tho
signors havo boon Tillmunitos. Capt.
Tillniun'tn a recent lottor to a Western
imper remarks that tho "democrat
lad become a ctench In tho nostrils of
South Carolina farmers" or words to
that oll'ect. It is gratifying to note that
tho name "domoorat" has not been
abandoned by these gentlemen not
withstanding the desertion of the old
party by Capt. Tir.man,?it is gratify
ing that tho democracy is dearer to
many Laurons Tillmanites evoutban is
Tillman himself. From this address I
quote?"as between tho Forty faction
and tho independent Conservatives
faction's alliance with negro Radicals
there is practically no diM'eronce"?
and I bolievo tho burdonof tho address
is aimed to provo an intonded coalition
of tho Forty and the .iggor. This ap
plios as straight as Tllsh can apply
to the gentlemen win i sympathy with
the Forty in anotln r column of the
Horald call upon "the whito men"' of
Laurens to moot and cloct dolegatcs to
tho Forty's stato convention.
1 am not surprised that Dr. John
Smith is charged with being in league
with tho nigger. Nor that Col. Fergu
son is. Nor that Mr. Burnsido Is. Nor
that Mr. Wash Druinmond along with
tho other untis Is. Wo antis havo been
living under such accusations for a
long timo and aro doing fairly well,
thank you. Wo really don't mind. But
I am surprised that Col. Williams and
Dr. Puller and Dr. Wright and othor
staunch Tillmanites aro with us.<t ga/.o
with mingled terror and horror and
wonder at their miserable wretched
fate. I opine that the committee above
mentioned lias brought a dire misfort
une upon these gontiomen. It appears
that thoy havo boon soi/.ed and east
out of the synagogue. Excommuni
cated with hell book and candle. Sent
the way of Ward's ducks. Plucked as
Offending members and spewed from
tho mouths of the righteous. All tho
samo. wc wolcomo these gentlemen to
membership In the society of the polit
ically damned which we repeat is not
so unbearable as some imagine. We
havo no doubt-that tho expelled breth
ren will enjoy our favorite amusement
But maybe these brethren will not
join us. They may be able to get out
of tho Forty. They may rcpont and
bow down and havo a few feet
placed upon their nocks and kiss a few
great toes and shod a fow barrels of
tears and whino for a week and then
rise up free from the?taint of the nig
ger for sooth! 'But ithey won't be free
and honest men who boss themselves.
Seriously, it is time that Laurens
should bo ublo to understand that ab
ject, supine, humiliating submission is
required by tho Laurens ring. If those
of us who do not intend to surrender
will make a stand now, we can win.?
\Vo can crush the party whioh In its
v/lSuoni and authority assumes to de
nounce us as niggorites. Then let us
go to tho polls and "?piit ourselves like
Well, next week a howl will go up
that the antis are trying to break up
the reform movement by a conspiracy
with the 'traitors" In Laurens. But
mark this. Wo shall mot light alone.
It goes against my grain to become a
Tillmuuite, but if with the help of Don
Tilhnan the way uppearsopen to stamp
out boss rule in Laurens T shall put my
feelings behind me and follow him,?
And unless all signs are deceptive Till
man will be with us in the struggle. I
am sure of it.
W. W. Ball.
"Success is the reward of merit'' not
of assumption. Popular appreciation
is what tells in the long run. For fifty
years, people have boon using Ayer's
Sursaparillu, and to-day it is the blood
purifiej? most in favor with the public.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla cures.
A Cntd to The Public.
To the Democratic voters of Laurens
Mr. Editor:?I see that my name is
coupled with tho names of several other
gentlemen to the call of the Forty, In
the last issue of tho Advertiser. Al
ways willing to do my part in anything
calculated to allay strifo nnd to insure
tho supremacy of a white man's govern
ment, l am forced to explain to the pub
lic that my muno was signed to that
paper without its having been submitted
to me nnd without tny knowledge. All
that was oven Baid to me on the subject
was by a friend w ho approached mo rol
ativo to the calling of a mass meeting
for the purpose of deciding or agreeing
upon tho basis of representation in the
convention from this county, and I dis
tinctly to!d him that I was in favor of
giving tho minority faction of Democrats
representation according to their numeri
cal strength, provided, this plan or policy
was adopted by tho two factions to he
applied generally throughout tho Stato,
but that I was opposed to any equal
division whatever; and further etated to
him that if tho minority faction refused
t) accept this basis of representation,
that I was in favor of a Btraight fight to
the finish, ??wing to tho present politi
cal conditions'I can't soo how the i-'orty,
or any other body of whito Democrats
can co-operate With any other faction
than loyal Democrats who havo in tho
past supported tho nominees of tiie
Democratic primary. Wo want no co
operation With Independents or Mug
I observed that one man's name was
signed to that document with a pon run
through it, which shows vory conclu
sively that tho paper was either nhown
him or lie was Informed that his name
had been used, but who had it stricken
out. Tho paper was not shown to ine
neither was T informed that my name
was upon it, else I would havo ordered
mine stricken out also.
Oscar C. Cunninoiiam.
WANTED:--Lady or Gcntloman can
vassors in ouch Township. At least
$2.00 per day guaranteed.
JnO. P. Simmons.
Fob. II I'm RowesvlllO, S. C.
The Stato Examination of toaohors
will-bo hold In Columbia in tho Ollleo
of Stato Superintendent of Education
on tho 5th oL April.
Tho County Examination for Lau
rens County will bo hold at Lauuons In
tho Court House on tho I Oth day of
April, for wiiito and colored teachers.
Only teachers holding certificates from
Trainings Schools, aro oxempt
Jab. A. Maookn,
KKPI.Y TO MESSRS %)
AO AIR WIITHOM
To ihe Laurens Dcinoeraey
As I am tho ono who wrote the
call for the meeting of nil Demo
crats on tho 23d inst. in the interost
of whlto supremacy, of peace and
harmony and .a non-partisan con
First, Then let me say no oue's
name was signed to that call with
out hh full consent, so far as I
knew and bollovcil. Time didn't
allow us to go round through the
county, and when I met the two
last gentlemen tho call had not
been written. I asked their con
sent to U8u their names because
they concurred in the objects of the
call, and were, as I believed, true
nnd conservative men, nnd they
consented. A friend tcid mo that
Mr. O. C. Cunningham authorized
him to use his name. A number
of others were sent mo by friends
of tho moveuioul.
In tho second place, I havo to
8ay,that thoro is nothing whatever
in tho call that commits anyone to
any plan lor dividing representa
tion to tho convention. You uro
asked to como together and "con
sider what is host to be done, and
whether or not you will send dele
gates to the conference on tho 27th
in Columbia." If you dccldo that
the numerical strength of tho two
factions Is tho just basis of ropre
tation, why then tho call docs not
antagonize such delegates support
ing that view. If you decide that
tho Till in a n-Evans-Burn well
ricmphill plan, with its platform
of principles aud pledges to divido
tho representation as nearly equal
as practical, you can do that. If
you think tho Irby-Wilson plan Is
tho right ono you can accomplish
that by ignoring this call?refusing
to confer and loosing tho dogs of
Tho "Forty" have never proposed
any special plan, but beggod you to
consider the dangors that threat
ened whlto supremacy; havo as
serted their steadfast adherance to
tho principles of tho Reform parly,
and tho conservation of all they
havo accomplished, and begged
you to lay on Ibo altar of your
country as a peaoe offering your
passions, your prejudices and polit
ical strife. For this, thoy havo
been misrepresented, maligned and
treated us public enemies?so in
sane and frantic is political jeal
ousy and hate in tlie breasts of a
few extremists of the Till man
party. Tho "Forty" which our
brother Wallace has deserted and
calls on us to desert has become a
host in tho Stale, and will appear
in tho Columbia conference and
rofuto by their action the charges
mr.do against them. No! my re
spected friend, I can stand the
racket, and will slick lo my colors.
I am not a "pic-liunlor", and not
afraid of being in a minority. I
don't say thero aro no "pie-hunt
ers" omoug the "Forty". I couldn't
say it of any faction or body, '.if
But this is no time for "pic-hunt
ing". Wo have grave duties as
patriotic citizens to perform! Can
we rise lo ibo height of the occa
sion ! Wo shall see!
I feel that I have done my duly
in extending the'>call, and if the
people will act for themselves, 1
shall aoqutesco in lite decision of
tho majority, as I have done here
tofore. The "Forty" have distinct
ly s;\id their action is only advi
sory, and is subject to the action of
iho organized democracy,and they
favor a Democratic primary, and
so sny I.
A. 0. FULDER.
To have perfect health yon must
have pure blood and the best way to
have pure blood is to take Hood's Sar
"Look on this picture, nor deem it yet
There's not a trait of virtue!,'? > that
could not he enlarged."
Of horses, sing I, heavenly muse. I
And once more, readers, you abuse, 0
And now your mind I would enthuse1
With nags who'ro shod or without
11 matters not where you have been,
For of this horse, so well I ween,
That only in bright fancy's dream
His oqual you have rode or seen.
This theme that inspires my lay
Was purchased by a youth one day,
At prdiit or at loss? who can gainsay?
To parley this I cannot stay.
Sulllce it then, 1 here write down
Tliat ne'er his equal came to town?
King of his sphere, so sleek and round,
Fleet of foot, as th' cataract's bound.
His namo, oh, one so very rare,
Qivo patience, or 'twill 'scape the car,
List eagerly, nor deign to sneer.
'Tis l'KNiNsn pronounced low, yet
PENINSH so blithe and free and ileet,
To just behold him is a t reat
That no dime museum can compete?
Such graceful ears and head and feet.
But, I refrain?inadequate
In truthful colors here to state
His qualities, both numerous and great,
For too much praise is but to prate
And gab as the servile, uncouth rabh
And now my pen begins to wabblo
The Muses My, and now the Heaven
Leaving my task for higher grade of
l'l. Hi. IT
All parties interested in the I'arin-j
ers' Fire Insurance Company will incetl
at Laurens C. II. on Wednesdav, tllOJ
27th March, 1805, at l<> a. m.
J. II. WlfAETON,
Tho County Board of Fquali/.ation
Will moot at tho Auditor's olliee Wed
nesday, March 27th, 1805,
1JV order of the Hoard.
It. P. ADAIlt, ]
JNO. R. FlNLEY, Auditor and Clerk
Will be let to the lowest bidden*
on Saturday, 23d of March, 1S95,
at 11 o'clock, the building of a Kock
Pier and other repairs on the Tone/
Ford Bridge across Enoice Rivei
Supervisor reserves tho right to rl
ject any and all bids. Contract}
to give bond and surety for the p
formancc of the work.
R. P. A HAIR,
March 13, 1895?18?at
Any person having busin
County Supervisor. I wi j
olllco on Monday of each \\\
tho hours 10 a. in. to.'I p, 11
? H. I'
Supervisor of Laurons Ci
islder tbo reason of tho ckso.
Is law (bat Is not reason."?Sir
_by evening tho Court IIouso
wssrr^^phid there soon assembled a
fairly| good crowd, considering the
inclement weather, composed of the
County teachers and their many friends
here. Tbo purposo of this meeting was
to hear on address on education by the
Hon. W. D. Mtyfleld. Mr. Mayfleld,
however, did not appear, and the audi
ence failing to supply any extempore
talent, it was about to disperse in a gen
eral fiasco. Happily, at this moment,
Prof. Watkius with far reaching fore
sight to enjoyment and entertainment,
suggested to several young men that a
mock tiial would be an appropriate pro
gram to while away the hour. The Idea
was heartily received and immediate ac
tion taken thereon. So thus, without tho
slightest forewarning, and in about ton
minutes after Pro'. Watkins' suggestion,
tho young men entrusted with tho ar
rangements, had everything In readi
ness fori* murder caeo. Even the room
assumed a legal aspect, and an atoms
phero of solemnity and gloom pervaded
Ilia Honor Ii. Y. Cuiberlaon presided
with his acoaatomed impartiality. So
licitor lt. (j. ltowen and .Stenographer
Clifford Habb, as well us Clerk of Court
Berk Leo Clardy and Sheriff Edgar L.
ltarksdulo wero at their respective
places. Numerous constables, with the
accustomed rods of rulo and order, kept
silence and sobriety in stunning shape.
Promptly at it o'clock P. M? Sheriff
Ed llarksdalo, elbowing through tho ea
ger, excited throng of spectators, usher
ed in the famous prisoner, Sir Walter
Scott, alias ITeming Jonop, who w as im
mediately followed by his counsel, that
Nestor of our Bar, Pierro II. Eike. A
simultaneous sound, botli of admiration
and anger arose along all aisles, as the
prisoner seated so steadily, so securely,
scowled savagely on the sturdy Solicitor.
Then notice was given that all was in
readiness for tho trial of Sir WaltorScot
for tho murder of the "Lady of tho
Lake." After tho,arraignment, draw
ing of tho jury, (winch by tho way wub
composed of some of our host citizens)
confabbing of counsels, etc., I ho ense
caught sail and was stoerod with fairly
good head-way end vim.
Tho State's witnesses wore : Capers
Anderson, Carroll Miller, M. P., Rt.
Hon. \V. Uoss li'.ukely and Mr. Win.
Mcreditli?expert testimony In this great
case was rendered by Drs. Aikou and
Anderson, who were paid in advance.
The de f0080 then put Up as witnesses:
Count do la Phllpot, Ex-Chancollor
Reed Miller, that ancient peer Young
Fowler, who resides near Abbotsford,
Rt. Hon. S. P. Babb, and Duke Wm.
H. Anderson, proprietor of Mol rose Ab
bey, which tho prisoner, Sir Walter
Scot, has immortalized in vese.
The testimony was rich, to say the
least, and "nods and becks and wreath
ed BmiloB" accompanied nil utterances.
It is scarcely necessary to add
mysteries of Blackstonc and Kent
a point or ilaw
?Many were the
cited. In ids imperishable v\otk of
mor, "Pickwick Papers," Charles Dick
ens tells U3 that there are two classes of
witnesses lawyers religiously avoid, via.,
"the too reluctant, and the too willing" ;
ami unluckily for tho defense, Ex-Chau
cellor Reed Miller (Winkle-like) figured
as both. At one time tho eloquent So
licitor went bo far as to bring testimony
that impeached the voracity of one of
defendant's witnesses. Counsel Fike
roturncd tho Poland for tho Oliver by
denouncing tho State's best witness as
an "absconder." The case was fought
with skill and adroitness surprising.
The testimony all in, the audience
breathlessly awailed the arguments.?
Contrary to precedent, the silvery toned
Solicitor opened, and it is justice only to
him to say bis speech excelled any prior
ellort at this Par. Ho began by stating
that the State's testimony was so con
victing and condemning that words were
unnecessary to reproduce tho guilt of
Sir Walter Scot. Ho spoko oloarly and
boldly, sweeping all points of 1 ho de
fense like an avalanche. After destroy
ing tho character of ono of Sir Walter's
witnesses and proving another insane,
the renowed orator took his seat to be
congratulated by a host of spectators.
He was quickly followed by Mr. Fiko for
the defense, whoso incisive and sarcastic
utterances were thrust as deep to the
point as tho knife in tho body cf the
"Lady of the Lake." Not content with
matters prosaic, Mr. Pike let forth ids
boundless imagination upon tho held of
thought, with llmeric majesty and sweep
and at last succumbed with an effort
Demosthenes might have envied. Hav
rcseated himself, bo was the recipient of
many congratulations from friends and
admirers, prominent among whom wae
tho Solicitor himsolf.
Then Judge Oulbortson, in a charge re
markable for its brevity, its repletenesa
of wisdom, and its excess of legal lore,
dismissed tho Jury, who, after being out
about twenty minutes, returned with tho
We, the Jury, find, after consult at ion,
that as the "Lady of the Lake" has born
murdered so often by amateur elocu
tionists, that it is Impossible to clearly
convict this Defendant. As he lias been
in Jail for porno time, and shows other
evidences of HARD WARB, wo therefore
find him guilty, but recommend him t
the mercy of the Court.
/iiMRi Turnipsbbd, Foreman.
After the reading of which, the Judge,
knowing Sir Walter's weakness for hard
wear? gave him ten years in tho Peni
tentiary at b ird labor. blonmb,
N. H. Tho next ease was l.lion called.
The grand jury 1 of public opinion) hav
ing found' a 'true bill, a well known
young man about town was put upon
trial under an indictment for "Voarnnoy
of a high and aggravated nature with in
tent to bo a Dude." This OttSO is still in
progress as wo go to press.
Cross Hill Notes.
In tho ante bellum days the planter
of this section began to plant corn or.
the 10th of March, unlossltfellon Sun-,
day, and perhaps soiuo of thorn were so.
plainly Impressed with the superstP
tlon, that they did, as ono old gentle-l
mau. I know, who believed* in sowing!
his tobacco seed on tho I4th of Febru3
ary, put in some seed If It was Sundayj
Hut olthor the seasons have changed
or tho people have become more iutol
llgent. At any rato It Is now past %m
10th of March and I havo not seen <
heard of but ono man who has plowe
a sluglo furrow for planting, and he
a colored man, and has an acre or
plowed for corn. Tho moaning of tl
above is that tho spring soason is vor
backward, cold and wot.
Our people aro not intending to plaJ
as much cotton as herotoforo and aj
buying but very littlo commercial fel
Wo uro pleased with tho prospect
tho Cotton Mill in our countv. Wo r
soon to hear of tho turnnjfr-of.
fleecy staplo into cloth right here
homo, and wo trust iho enterprise
bo u succoss and oneourngo tho bulk
ing of other industrial enterprises.
Our town has boon very quiet
some timo past but with the approe
of spring is putting on lifo and bust
Our merchants aro all roady to supi
tho people with what may bo wantt
And we nave some now business house
Mr. tJ. L. Carter has oponed a full -
of goods and is challenging tho wot
Mrs. Nowlin and Mrs. Roodor hf
opened a full line of Millinery Goode
the store of Hutchison & Co.
The following named gentlomonhi
been elected our city fathers for
ensuring year: lutondont,Col. John,
Williams: Wardens, W. M. Miller, 1
T. Austin, M. T. Simpson, P. H. Mt
den. These gentlomon havo sorvod t
town for several years and tho citlzc
show their eonfldonco In them by
At an election hold a fow days sit
the following gentlemen wore
elected Trustees of tho Wadswo]
Estate: W. P. Turner, Dr.
Wright, M. M. Teugue, R. C.
R. J. Copeland.
Our High School under tho oflloij
management of Prof. Nabors and
Clardy is in a nourishing condltloi
number of young men from a dlst
havo come into town and uro onjoj
the advantages offered here for gott
an education, and inquiries aro be
made for houses and homos for
year by persons who havo childroi
Well Congross has adjournod and
business depression continues, unj
people have only themselves to k
for relief. Dlvorsify the crops,
the farm 80lf-3UstuinIng and havoj
surplus, beautify our homes, do
and fear the Lord and all will coir,
well in the end.
rnoHOgro pj..^.^ .Ys have delivl
themselves and not helped tho
much. Senators Irbyand Tlllman
done a groat deal of talking and
no nearer a solution of the matter
when they began. The "Forty'
put In their oar and want a convent
There seems to be a divide and moil
come. We are glad to see nil this [
seems to enlighten the people, andl
have no doubt the people will come]
all right in the end. President Lid
said, '"you can fool the people
while, and fool some of the peopl
the time, but you can't fool all f"
pie all the tltno. There aro sol
months yet before the election of
gates and a crop Is l?? ho planted!
made and while we are driving!
plow, we will make up our minds i]
gnrd to the matter and act wiscj
This is "a government of tho pel
by the people, and for the people']
1 ho people are not going to lie
out of it by political tricksters,
or anything of the kind.
Tur.y Astonish in< ; ?Miss Amiod
N. Moon. Fountain, Minn, says: Aycii
Cherry Pectoral has had a wonderfj
effect in curing my brother's ohlldt
of a severe and dangerous cold. It
truly astonishing how speedily tl
found reliof^after taking this pro pi]
Of Application for Final
Take notice that on the i^tj
of April, 1S95, I will apply-'
Probate Judge for Lum ens ci
at 10 o'clock, A. M., for a fin|
charge from my trust as Ad|
tratiix of R. II. Yenrgin, dc?!
Mary Y. YrarJ
Mar. iS,'y^-.|t E
I will sell to the highest blddi
Prlncton, S. C, Laurons County,
the assigned stock of goods form!
belonging to Dr. (J. L Martin, on
day, March the 22rd, at 12 o'clock,]
For further particulars apply to|
undersigned at Alba, S. C.
jno. w. mcCulmj