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LAURENS, S. C, Juno 20. 189?.
A Sober Review.
Wearoglvon in this newspaper to
taking ./philosophical vlow of things
"as a rule; becauso wo regard It more
healthful than day In and day out to
dwell in the purlieus of clouds and
darkness. The tenor ot what wo havo
written we have endeavored to lighton
and brighton us much as possible and
in the past wo havo set down naught in
malice and striven to koep in good
humor with all tho world In this mood
we have labored to onoourago all read
ers of this paper. Wo now doslro very
briefly to noto tho situation in this
Six years ago Tillman, a man of tal
outs, literary acquirements more thun
usual, of speaking powers moro than
considerable, a man of broad acres and
fortune, a large planter and employer
of negro labor, of boasted ancient lln
oago, Inaugurated a crusade against
the conditions in tho Stato. It was at
a time of great doprossion in agricul
ture and consequent unrest, and his in
? dlctmont was addrossod to tho farmors
proper, that class who are followers of
tho plow, do most of their work, and
upon which the depression in agricul
tural products foil porcullarly hard.?
Tho indictment preachod by Tillman
was substantially that an exclusive
class ruled and ruined tho prosperity
of the working men, oppressed them
and while oppressing them, pulled with
Nfee corporate wealth of tho conntry
and enriched itsolf at tho oxponso of
oppressod pooplo. Now, it must bo kept
* in mind all tho while for a fair under
standing of the situation that Tillman
himself, and his class wore tho rulors
ln-ohlef of tho Stato aud had con
trolled Its -^destinies and formed its
political and4so>cial fabrro?f?FTho last
century. Tillman and his associates
will not dony that thoy took part, body
and soul In inaugurating tho war; thov
will not deny that thoy rodo with
Hampton and Butler and Hagood In
redeeming tho ?State from tho carpet
bag re jlme. SinJ9-Hamj)ton, when it
became practicable to reputed the ear
pet-baggars, Tillman and hlsolansmen
were tho head and front in governing
tho Stato and olocting Butler to the
Sonato, then Hampton, George Till
man and all tho rest. In tho mean
while, (and we can only speak for our
immediate environment)^ tho office
leadors, loaders of public sentiment,
and -politicians controlling the Stato
and keeping these Hamptons and But
lers in power were those identical Till
mans and their associates. As said wo
can only speak for our immodiato sur
roundings. To wit: Y. J. Popo, Samp
son Popo, John L. M. Irby, G. W.
Shell, Hugh L. Farley, M. L. Donald
son, Thomas Austin and all tho promi
nent reformers in this section of tho
Stato woro partners, ofllco-holdors and
coconsplrators with tho Hampton? and
.. Butlers in receiving tho stolen goods of
tho people, if there woro any con
spiracy, rottonnoss and oppression of
the people. Wo venture to assert that
a llko condition prevails throughout
tho Stato and that tho leading Re
formers from tho mountains to tho sea
were In tho Hampton and Butler
phalanx. These men who aro tho
triers and lndioters of their follow citi
zens were joint recoivors of tho stolen
goods. But tho indictment was pre
ferred and tho partners called to their
backing a largo majority of tho people
and seized upon tho offices and the
honors. Tho white people as resulting
> "pon this powerful preaching of rotten
" k8?j, were divided, a largo minority of
the white pooplo woro driven into ob
scurity and denied practically any
voice in tho government of tho State.
As a matter of fact thjs minore ., was
as compiotcly disfranchised as tho ne
grooe are in South Carolina. As further
and naturally resulting, a bitterness
ensued with theso factions, as bittor or
more so than ever existed between an
tagonistic parties in tho history of this
or any other State. Ponding this condi
tion and tho impending convention for
modifying the State Constitution, con
stituting a crisis in our history, and
recognizing that thero is no real or
vital issue in this State, u patriotic
?movement was instituted to bring all
factions togethor. Tho leaders of tho
dominant faction seeing it their ap
parent intorost agreed upon terms of
compromise, by which strifo would bo
ended, tho white pooplo re-united and
a solid front presented against and op
posed to ovory possible Jobstuelo to our
prosperous dostlny. Thon comes by tho
overruling of Goffs decision an appar
ont removal of all dangor from tho
minority clement and the loaders of
tho Reformers promptly denounco
peace, and court the strife, which upon
false allegations, they instigated, or
conditions which thoy were partlcops
criminls In croatlng.
At tho boglnning of this article, wo
proposed a sobor, calm vlow of tho past
and tho record will show that it is fair
und truthful, and might bo stated ton
times as strongly as wo havo here set
down. We aro all in tho same boat as
a social and political crew. The Con
servatives only dosiro tho prosperity of
the State. They bollevo that an equal
division among factions of tho dele
gates to the Constitutional Convention
would brlnpr about pormnment pouce.
It scene, that It must not be. Then as
we uro to live undor a government
?made by those who persist in calling
us enemies, it is for! unai<? that flsh can
not bo mado of one and fowl of an
other. Wo sav nothing and bido our
time. In nothing havo wo offondod.?
We only act tho manly part in not as
sisting in forging our own chains. Tho
responsibility will not be upon us1.
? * *
Where is He AM
Senator Irby, appointed a delegato by
Gov. Evans, was not on tho platform
with him at Memphis.
Change of wRiic.
The Charleston Crawl Mry failed to
return bills in dispensary cases. The
last. Legislature cna'ctod that when a
grand jury from caprice, projudico, un
duo Influence etc., failed, to indict, the
Solicitor or Attorney General should
inovo to remove the case to another
county. The Govornor now suys that
tho Charleston cases shall be removed
to Orangeburg. But we can't sec how
tho Governor has anything to do with
It. The Legislature thought with us
and put tho matter with the proseout
lng officer ami tho Judgo. But tho
thing Is a fool thing putting It on So
licitor or Judgo. It is to churgo tho
Grand Jurors as por-jurors. However,
will the Attorney General or Solicitor
obey orders ami bond the supple knee
that thrift may follow fawning? Is it a
Will Some of tho Saints Auswer.
When the constitutional convontlon
bus mot and udoptod a snff rage quallli
catlon leaving tho ballot in the bunds
of twonty-llvo thousand or possibly
forty thousand negroes what is to bo
dono with thorn';* If thoy aro ullowed
to vote thoy will havo tho balance of
powor. Tho sumo question of "appeal
to tho nogro vote" will then como up
year after year. If it Is tho purpose of
the Tillmanitos after tho now constitu
tion Is adopted to eliminate this vote by
forco or fraud, what is tho roason or
excuse for holding tho convention??
And if this question must nccossarlly
como up for answer in tho future why
should it bo dodgod now. And if here
aftor tho nogro question is to romain
In politics, and if tho negroes aro to bo
permitted oven in thoso limited num
bers to voto why is thcro such a hue
and cry and roar and wall of ungulsh
about "white unity?" Will some of tho
saints of nowspapordoin answor thoso
quostlons? No. They don't know how.
Down iu Aikon whore Gov. Evans'
"boys" aro to bo found, it is found by
tho Grand Jury that tho County Com
missioners paid six dollars for Post
olllco box rent for tho county ofllciais.
Change tho vonuc, Govornor. Hist!
Thoso aro tho "boys" thathissod'Hump
War the Flashing of tlie Guns*
At tho monster white metal mooting
at Momphis, Senator B. R. Tillman
and Gov. John Gary Evans had seats
upon tho platform.
Farmer Tillman had a hard timo
with Charleston and now Lawyer Evans
is having tho samo tough experience.
Wo suggostod two years ago to run a
lino from the Cooper to tho Ashley bo
low ton mile Hill and turn Charleston
adrift to look aftor her own skillet.?
Gen. .McUradv could still hear tho
Macedonian cry of our Governor to
como over ai>d help us.
Gov. Evans, since tho State failed to
make an approprition has made a com
mendablo effort to have tho resources
of the Stato represented at tho Atlanta
e..position. But it appears that this
scheme lags. And from this it would
appear farther that the people of the
State are contented with their condi
tions, prefer to have thoso conditions
unproclalmcd and keep the good things
Circuit Judge Simonton on Wednes
day dissolved tho Injunction hitherto
granted in tho case brought by Pope &
Caldwell affecting tho registration
laws and dismissed tho complaint. Mr.
Popo says that tho caso will bo ap
pealed to tho Supremo Court of the
United States. Judgo Simonton fol
lows the ruling in tho caso recontly de
cided in the circuit Court of Appeals.
Stato Dlspsnser Mlxon publishes a
report that tho Dispensary, although
enjoying a monopoly of the trade In
spirits is stilt $10,000 short, during the
two years of its operation. Not sur
prising; if every man connected with
tho business has his sip- look out for
tho phosphate royalty.
Last wcoks edition closed volume
lifty-oight of tho Southon Christian
Advocate, tho Methodist organ of this
State. Ina great cause, it has made a
Easy to Take
And Perfect in Their Aolion,
Never fall to relieve Dyspepsia.
Constipation, and Headache.
"I have proved tho value of p|
Avor's Pills in relieving dyspop- o"
Bin and headache, with which 9
complaints I was so long troubled 0|
that neither the doctor nor nty- o
?elf supposed 1 should ever bo O
weil again. Thtoiigh the use of g
the above medicine I am better 0
than I have been for years."? o
A. GAsKil.h.VcrHilillcs, 111. g
"I havO used Avcr's I'lllH lor o
15 years us It cathartic in liver o
complaint, and always with ox- g
tiemelv beneficial effect, never o
having had need of oilier modi- o
Cine. I also give Ayor'fl Pills to o
my children, when they require gi
an aperient, and the result is nl- ol
wnvs most, satisfactory." ? A. o
A. Eaton, Centre Coinvny, Ts', n.
"Having been severely afflicted
with costiveness, I was induced Ol
to try Ayor's pills. Their use has gf
effected a complete cure, sind I o
can confidently recommend them o
to all similarly milleted." ~C, A, "
Whitman, Niponio, Can
AYER'S PILLS 11
Received Highest Awards o"
AT T H CQye?)^Jo?o^el^^R0'?}
A Ntee Kettle of YMi.
Al the Alken Court of Sessions, Judge
It C. Watts presiding, a uleo condi
tion of things was found. Tho old
Board of County Commissioners wore
found to havo robbed the county sys
tematically. Tho olfice was putrid and
tho Judge expressed himself shocked
at the rot ten Mr s They made out
vouchers for themselves and mado tho
year contain thirteen months. Thero
woro forgeries and other dirty forms
of btoalago. A committee of tho Grund
Jury investigated the affairs of tho of
fice and made tholr report. But tho
curious thing about tho mattor is tho
fact that tho throe commissioners
pulled tho wool over tho eyes of tho
p;oplo, ono being ruado supervisor, one
his clerk, and the other guard of tho
county chain gang.
Judge Sitnonton has sont throo of tho
whiskey constables to jail for con
tempt of Court in seizing spirits con
signed from outsido tho State to per
sons in this Stato. The Constables
jumped on tho stuff under orders of
tho btato whiskey administration and
now they arc in durance vile. These fol
lows so defiant of Undo Sam's author
ity ought to havo lived thirty years
ago and they would havo driven all
tho Yankees into Canada. But Judge
Simonton holds that tho constablo
must show that tho whiskey is for sale
boforo ho can.gobble it up'. Now Mix*
oh and other groat lights and big men
who aro dealing in tho poison, if u keg
bo consigned to ono of thorn, tho bur
don of proof would bo shiftod and tho
constablos safo in grabbing it. A hard
time, surely, this whiskey law and its
agents are having!
* * *
Tho silvor convention in Memphis
showed no sign of any purposo to quit
the Democratic party. If thero is any
break away from tho. party It will
come from tho North and tho East, not
from tho South or West.?Hampton
Nominally, brother. But it is an old
trick. Thoy of tho South are in an old
rolo, wearing the livery of heaven to
servo thoDovil in. But they havo dam
aged Democracy irretrievably, unless
Cleveland saves us. All New England,
tho cradle of Democracy, Now York,
Maryland, NcwJorsoy, West Virginia.
Indiana, by the madness of the second
advent JelTorsonians, aro driven into
tho Radical camp. Thcso gono by the
madness of tho South, wo are utterly
Tho Dudo Factory Product was hand
somely received by Gov. Evans at the
Exeoutive Manison on Tuesday Morn
ing last. Tho Cadet boys aro tramping
Columbia and Camdcn, and having a
good timo. Wo relish seeing those
boys in ado toasts of, although Gov.
Tillman went into power by denounc
ing them as milk -ops.
Since wrlVng tho paragraph about
bending tho "supple knee" we learn
that tho Assistant Attorney General
mado the motion to change the venue
in Charleston. Jcrvoy. tho Solicitor,
will bo remembered as the gentleman
who went to Orangeburg to sec after
Tho Edgelleld Monitor, us straight
as an arrow, and striking straight M>m
the shoulder, wants to know how Till
man can bother South Carolina politics
when it was such a sin in Hampton.
It all deponds upon whose ox is gored,
The restoration to health of Gov.
Atkinson of Georgia will give satisfac
tion to all of South Carolina.
You may read the Financial School,
but you had well study the Fnancial
Tillman reverses Tillman.
I Black Diamond^
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(p*J> Domestic, Gas, Locomotive or Steam, (ftj)
(Hack Diamond Cruolicd Coke In place ><S
gb) of Antliracito Coal. ^
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Jhavo no appetite
. I . gill :il oncetak
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Dyspcpshi, [<:iditey find liver J
Constipation, D.id Blooil
Malaiia, Ncvvous ailment*
Wyrttcn';! complaints, f
Gel only ilio f.cm.lnc <-U liAn crooocd red ?
line; on l!u- wrapper, /ill mher8 ,/lcsut). %l
?mutes (hi receipt o| (?...-,. olnmpiwa
will bend ku . t lei Hi .1 World's
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UROWM CHEMICAL CO l v. riMOIUi. h
WILL he let to tho Inwest'hiddcr tho
. repairing of a hrldgfl across Wal
nut Creek, near Willis Washington'?,
on Tue8day, the 2-ilh of Juno, 1805. Su
pervisor reserves the right to reject anv
and all bids. R. P, ADA1B.
Supervisor Laurens County.
I Was Sfbk
Every day, suffering with stomach, liter sod
kidney trouble also from after effects of the
Ifr. it. P. ilavria
(rip, with pain in my back and limbs. Different
medicines failed to benefit inc. Tho first dose
of Ilood's Sarsaparille relieved my stomaob. J
have contlnued and I am now permanently
cured. All pall) has left mo, my appetite is Rood,
my sleep sound and refreshing, ami I am strong
and well. i never enjoyed better health. 1?. V.
Hakims, White Ultilj, Tennessee.
Hood'8 Pills euro all liver Uli. V?c.
Notioo s hereby given that a eom
jiotltivo examination will bo held in
tho Laurons Graded School Building
at 0 o'clock, a. m , on the 2!>th inst.,
fo: tho purpo.se of filling tho vacancy
caused by the resignation of the
teacher of the Sixth Grade. Let ull
applicants for the position appear at
tho tlmo and place indicated prepared
to stand an examination on the follow
ing branohes, viz:
Mnury's Manual of Ceorgruphy, und
Map Drawing, Harnes LT S. History,
Tarbell's Language Lessons No. 2 ,
Wontworlh's Grninmur School Arith
metic, Spelling, Heading, and Writ
c 1) Barksdale,
Scc'y Hoard of Trustees.
Any person having business with the
County Supervisor. 1 will bo in tho
ofllee on Monday of oneh week between
the hours 10 a. m. to.'! p. m.
R. P. A DAI It,
Supervisor of Laurons County, S. C.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
OfKlOR DaV8?Mondays i-nt'. Tuesdays
T ? N
IS JUST AS COOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE 60 cts.
C.AI.ATIA, It.l s., nov. 10, iGOo.
Parts Modlolno Co., Bt.Louls, Mo.
tSontlenicii:~Wo r..lc\ laut year, f>) 'v,:'..o.-, <<l
OllOVE'S TASTKI.l^il Clllhl. 'IONIC ii:kI UOV?
DOUallt tbrcO RroSS already tblO year. In all our <?:.
uori'-ne.. <>r li years, in ibo driifl bnalncaa. have
noveruold an urtloto that novo such universal Balis?
Xootiou aa your Tente. *0W2D$UV' CARn & Cc
For sale by Dk. B. F. PoSKV,
Lnurens, S. C
Are very essential when a
person is ill and adulterat
ed medicines cannot possi
bly have the curative
powers like wholesome
DE. B. P. POSEY
keeps nothing but the best and
purest Drugs and Medicines
and people wanting anything
in my line will do well to call.
I also cany a large stock of
Feilet Articles, Stationery, acca,
Cigars, Colognes, Toilet and
Laundry Soap and a hundred
and one other tilings kept in
a first-class Drug Store. I keen
of reliable houses constantly on
hand and sell them at reasonable
prices. Yours foi mutual benefit,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST
IS THE BEST.
TIT FOB A KING.
FRENCH A ENAMELLED CALI*
4.?3.SP FIMECALF ?rfANGAROa
dro c kton, MASS.
Over One Million I'coplo wear the
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our ahocs are equally satisfactory
Thoy give tho beat value for the money.
The prices uro uniform,---stamped on aoto.
Thoy equal custom Ahoea In style and
Tli?lr wearing qualities are unsurpassed.
The prices uro uniform,---stamped on a
Prom $i to $j aaved over other makes.
If your dealer cannot supply you wo con. Sold by
W. A. jamikbon,
Laurens, S. C,
Nobby Men's Suits $3 90 to
Big lot Pants worth 85 cts.,
1.25, 2.00 and $4.00; We are
offering the 05cts., 05ets., l.<??
fr*~ Men's Shoes, Ladies' Shoes, Children's Shoes,
?BT? 4L*c?M'i; A*a*,l c*^
but honest GOODS at honest prices which arc lower than tbey
have ever been sold?cost or no cost. See for yourself.
DAVIS k ROPER.,
Laurens, S. C, Mar. 5, '95. Famous Clotheus.
J. ?. PARK,
Attorney at Law,
Laurbns, - - South Carolina.
li-ii' Special attention given to the in
vestigation of titles and collection of
I will be in my oflico on Friday and
Saturday tho 28th and 2?th, so all per
sons holding claims against the county,
will plcaso prosont them on those days
or before Thero will bo no checks
paid bofore Wednesday 3rd of July
H P. A DA IK,
LIVER AND KIDNEYS
Wards off malaria. Is a pleasant
and Invigorating medicine. Par
ticularly effective In tho cure of
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Nausoa,
Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, etc.
A valuable livor regulator. Cor
rects all disorders of tho kidnoys.
Wonderfully benoticial In female
complaints. Taken along with
quiniuo, Is an cflfcctunl cure for
Chills. A great appetizer when
taken bpforo meals. After meals
In largo 25 cents, 50 ccr's and
Sold wholosale by
Thk Mukkay Dkuo Co.,
Columbia, S. C.
Sept. 24, 1804?ly.
Hamlin Beattie, President.
F. P. Capers, See'y and Troas.
Julius C. Smith, Vice Pres.
L. W. PA UK Kit, Manager of Loans.
Piedmont Savings #
Ifc Investment Co.
Greenville, S. C.
Assets (over) $1125,000.00.
Why pay house-rent when with the
same money in a short while you can
own your homo? Inquire of Lewis W.
Simkins, Ksq., or at the Office of the
Company for our loan circular.
Wo pay 5 per cent, interest on de
posits. Oillec in the National Hunk of
LAND ADVEllTISING AGKNCY
Real Estate Exchange.
A Ktircivtt of Information
Central Oflico, Columbia, S. C.
c. I). STANLEY, Manager.
Real IOstnto Register and Descriptive
(Send two cents to cover postage.)
OART1ES wishing to buy, sell, lease
I or exchange lands should send
their address at once 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 state whothcr
they wish to buy, sell or exchange, and
whether forcnsli, lands or marketable
securities, Branch ofilcos to ho estab
lished in every County in tho South.
S. D. Garlington representing Lau
rons County Bureau, Lanrens, S. 0.
July 30, 1804?ly
jDo Toll fUde a Cycle?
As Good as Made?Only
* $65.00 will buy you a high grade Cycle made by The Ram
bler people?with G & J Pneumatic Tire, wood rim. Sec these
special offers in our show window. The price wont last long?we
want to do a little advertising.
g0f We have now a Bicycle repairer who will do your work
promptly, Mr. W. C. Meridoth. Send him your work.
Best Stove on the Market for the Money!
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Furniture, Carpeting,Oil Cloth, Matting Glass,
China, Crockery, Tin Ware, Stoves, and
Lots of Other Things.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Minter's New Building.
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This Favorite Resort for Health and Pleasure
is now Open to Visitors. For Hales
o f Board apply to
SIMPSON $> SIMPSON.
Glei?i? Sprigs uiater
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Chronic Hcplatitis, Jaundice, Torpor of
Liver, and general debility following upon malarial diseases.
Dropsy, Diarrhoea, Dysentery,Constipation, Hemoirhoids,
Uterine, Renal and Cystic Diseases, Hcamatuiia
and Catamnnial derangements.
-FOR SALE BY?
0W For Circulars giving certificates, etc., apply to
PAUL SIMPSON, Glenn Springs, S. C.
Of Settlement and Application
for Final I )ischargc.
Take notice that on the 9th day
of July, 1S95, I will lender A
final account of my acts and doings
as Administrator of the estate <>i"
Henry M. Hunter, deceased, in the
oftico of Judge of Probate for Lnu?
rct18 county at 10 o'clock A. M.,
and on the same day will apply for
a final discharge from my trust as
All persons having demands
against said cs'aie will please pre
sent them on or before that day.
proven and authenticated, or be
R. LEE HUNTER,
June r, 1895-51.
Ol' Settlement ami Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that 011 the 5th (lay
of July, 1895, WO will render a
final account of our ai ls and do?
ing? as Executors of the estate of
Samuel J. Craig, deceased, in the
oflicc of Judge of Probate for
Laurens county at 10 o'clock A. M.,
and on the same day will apply for
a final discharge from our trust as
Ail persons having demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day,
proven and authenticated, or be for
SUSAN J. CRAIC,
JOSHUA S. CKA1G,
June 3. 95*?5t Executors.