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LAUKENS, S. 0., Oct. 29. 1805.
Tako the convontion as a whole tho
body now assembled at Columbia to
frame a Constitution is above the avcr
?* ; ago of front Ii Carolina political bodies
in recent years. Nevertheless, thorc
is a strong flavor of domagogism in the
bodyy whloh detracts from its charac
ter for decency, dignity and decorum.
This was evidenced by tho interjection
of the antiquated and threadbaro
references to "upper" and flower"
country m tho debate on now counties
Thune issues wore sottled In 1808 satis
factory to both sections. It is a matter
of course, however, that narrowness
and demagogism should to a limited
extent enter into the composition of a
body composed of ono hundred and
sixty members. Hero and there thoro
must be dense ignorance?that may bo
carved with a knife. Honco wo find
Intensely ignorant statosmon urging
that the' constitution should so adjust
the power of creating now counties as
to preserve equilibrium between tho
two anolent divisions?"upper" and
??lower" country In tho Stato.JNo parts
of tho world divido on soctional lines In
this ago; as a matter of fact thoy never
have. To-day, in all parts of the civil
ized globo, parties and' factions are
formed upon idens, policies and theo
ries of government Wo havo homo
rulers and torlos in Ireland, liberals and
conservatives in Britain and so on
through tho cataloguo ol parties in
every land, tho contention being upon
principles which should dominate. It
has been the caso In tho history of this
State in all Issues where tho passions
and the interest of the people havo
"\ been greatly excited. It was so In the
'?nullification poriod; It was tho caso in
1861 when secession, "por so" or with
toe co-operation of ether States, was
theT?sTIe'p1^Betft5d.~Tho war of seces
sion was a war upon slavery and had
not slavery existed; had not tho South
addicted herself exclusively to agricul
ture and a low tariff upon imports, tho
war could not have been brought
about. Perhaps there has been less
method in the madness which has
raged in South Carolina during the last
four years than has characterised a
political era here or elsewhere. With
all the flurry and hurrah there has boen
no revolution, not an idea evolved.'A
college has been built at Clomson
reared upon the bequost of a kranky
old man who secured tho perpetuation
of his name at the oxponso of the tax
payers of the State. A college is re
moved from Columbia to Rock Hill for
women, and a kind Masschusetts gen
tleman has his name embalmed for all
time at a heavy charge to a people just
now omerging from annihilation by his
brethren. And we havo State grog
shops and liquors drank upon the high
ways instead of dispensed by private
parties within doors. This is tho whole
story. The State moves on in precisely
the old governmental ruts. Thoro may
bo an Idea that thoro was an idea in
tho "movement," but we are just where
wo were "at" excepting Winthrop,
Clemson and tho dispensary. It was
not tho "upper" country that did It, It
was more unanimously tho old "par
ish" counties, Oran^oburg, Colleton,
Hampton, Clarendon and tho entire
. Peedoe section: Sumter, Riehland and
Newberry wore all tho while debata
ble ground. No; no lesson can be drawn
from the scctloual war of 1700 and tho
compromises of 1807-8. Education Is
fast advancing in tho South and South
Carolina. Ideas will rule in tho near
future. The day of the demagogue is
fast passing away?and the pot house
heeler must soon looso his vocation. In
every State in Europe the issue, is a
policy?and may God speed tho day
when the same shall bo tho caso in our
land. Bear in mind, that we are not
quareling with Clemson, Winthrop,
tho South Carolina College, tho Cita
del and other schools maintained at tho
expense of tho State. This State will
not keop pace, and abreast of other
States, in intellectual progress, indus
trial growth, wealth and individual
moral tyorth, except upon a high stand
ard of educational development.
The President En Route to Atlanta.
In great state, tho President passed
Greonville on Tuesday last, accom
panied bv his Cabinet and Cabinet la
dies. Tho President rode in Mr. Pull
man's private car, "Wildwood."
Listen: Greenville S. C, was roachod
at 12:20. The President shook hands
with all who could got to him and he
had a pleasant word for the children.
The cabinet mombord also took part in
the hand shaking for nowhoro in tho
^ I .*nd is tho great American* passion for
shaking tho hand of dignitaries strong
er than in tho Palmetto State?Atlanta
' Associate Press Dispatch.
Umph! Here from time immenorial
we havo been denounced as a stuck-up,
supercilious, haughty aggregation and
now at this lato day in tho midst of
Senators Tillmanand Irby, Bob Hemp
hill, and the Headlight tobotwittfcd
with toadyism to great "Dignitaries!''
Shamo, shame But tho other day, Bob
Hemphill was saying in tho convontion
that ?76 arc Hyperion to a satyr as con
trasted with the benighted Geor
In the Convention.
The sluggers can't fight and aro hold
down to soft glove.,, but there Is no law
against sparring by tho agilo orators
?f our convontion.
Mr. Bohre mado a speech in genoral
opposition to the now counties. In tho
course of his remarks, ho said in half
of his county nothing could bo raisod
but niggers and allgators.
Wlgg, of Beaufort, asked: "Do you
come from there?"
"I do not" answered Behre, emphati
cally amid much laughtor.
Cel. G. D. Tilltnan offers tho New
England Township system of Govern
ment as a specific for governmental
problems in this State and elaborately
discussed it. He urges it specially as
a homo rule, local self government
scheme and eminently education ?1 in
its practical operation. Tho novelty
with which the majority of the states
men seemed to regard the measure,
were it not so severe a commentary,
would bo exceedingly ridiculous. Tho
French Government sent Tocquovillo
and Bcaumount about 1823 to ttudy
tho Amorlcan Penitentiary sy otom.
Returning to France they published a
groat work upon tho social and politi
cal institutions in tho Unitod States.
This work was translated into English
by Francis Lieber, publicist, a profes
sor in the South Carolina College foi
years. Tocquovillo attributes tho suc
cess of tho American system to tho
township local government In New
England, Its virtue consisting in its ca
pacity toabfoi'b,educato,and assimilate
tho Incongruous forolgn elcmonts us
thoy poured into those States from mon
archical countries. A few years ago Dr.
Strong published "our country" a close
copy of tho Toquovlllo idea, and
expressing gravo apprehension that
tho flow of uneducated foreign
ers from eastern Europo could not
be healthily absorbed and innoculated
with true ideas of our institutions and
therefore endangered our government.
As delegatos don't seem to bo advised
upon Tillman's sohemo tho convention
might take another recess until, say,
noxt autumn, and in tho moanwhilo
read up onTocquoville and Strong, and
maybe tako a glanco into tho Federalist
and tho groat public documonts of-Jef
ferson, Madison and Hamilton. Tho
capstone, tho 14th and 16th Amend
ments would be reachod In their order
and thus by careful study nnd prepara
tion tho fabric of the fathers might be
successfully reformed. En tho mean
while tho ADVERTISER thinks with
Stanyarno Wilson that Mr. Tillman's
schomo is impracticable. The trouble
with us lies In tho fact that our foreign
element camo in with us and the pro
blem is how to cscupo assimilation.
Tho convention met on the 10th Sep
tember last and oxcopting an interval
of ton days havo beon in continuous ses
sion. They will need to hustlo to com
plete their work by tho 20th of Novem
ber. Tho $25,000 appropriation will
not reach. Forty thousand will pro
bably be required and it is lucky for
tho taxpayers that the per diem was
(lxod at $2.
A Beautiful Wcddiug.
Mr. W. C. Sharp and Miss Jennie
Shirley were happily married be
foro a large concourae of friends
and relatives, by the Rev. M. Mc
Gec, in the Baptist church, ou the
evening of the 16th Inst. Tho
Church was beautifully decorated
by th6 friends of the contracting
parties with evergreen and golden
rod. Two large arches were erected
at the end of each aisle, where two
largo S's were stationed in full
vlow, with an extension to tho al
ter, where the wedding bell was
suspended, which was a model of
floral decoration. Miss Lola Har
per was at the organ, and as she
played Mendelsohns wedding
march the bridal party entered in
the following order: Ushers?It.
C. Mattison and C. J. Brock, of An
derson, W. A. Erwin and S. O.
Shirley, of Honea Path. The
bridesmaids and groomsmen then
entered in tho following order: J.
W. Brock, of Honen Path, and Miss
Addle Guy, of Pelzer, J. G. Sulli
van, of Tumbling Shoals, and Miss
Dtisy Rice, of Belton, L. P. Brock,
of Anderson, und Miss Mary Erwin,
of Krwin's, L. (\ Branyon, of Ztr
linc, and Miss Fannie Watkins, of
Laurens, !)?*. j. a. Dlckson and
Miss Janie Brock, of Honen Path,
L. A. Brock, <>f Honea Path, nnd
Miss Ailie Major, of NealV, J. C.
La I im er, of Honen Path, and Miss
Nora Sharp, of Princeton, J. M.
Sharp, of Princeton, and Miss Bes
sie Shirley, of iionea Path. The
bride came in with the maid of
honor, Miss Lou McGee, and met
the groom, who came in with his
best man, Mr. J. G. Mattison,
and the two took their places in
front of the alter, where they bowed
their heads and answered "I will,"
which sealed their fate. The ar
rangements wero in many respects
novel and were beautifully exec
uted. The wedding was pronounced
one of tho prettist seen in this
place for quite awhile. After the
ceremony tho party was driven
to the residence of the bride's pa
routs, where a grand reception was
given. There was also a beautiful
and glittering array of wedding
presents. On the 17th n reception
was tendered them at the home of
tho groom's parents in Princeton,
County. Tho bride is tho eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M,
Shirley, and is well known in the
county, having taught several
schools at different places. Sho has
many friends and admirers. The
groom Is iho eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Sharp, of Laurens
County. He has beon with Messrs.
L. A, & T. H. Brock for several
yenis, and nothing wo could say
would place him higher in tho es
timation of the people.?Iionea
Path Correspondence Anderson In
I have been a sufferer from troublo with my kid.
neyi. My back was so lamo I could not rnlso
myself from my chair,
nor could I turn over
la bed without great
much with Indigo*
tlon. Rinco taking
four bottles of Hood's
most gratifying re
sults, I now feel like
i a new person. Hood's
Sarsaparllla has done
moro for mo than all
tho other mcdloinos
I havo over taken.
Suffering has ceased
to bo a dreaded trou.
Mr*. V. I.. Battle ble and I have beon
restored to perfect health. Through sympathy
1 Mi %%%%%% . parilla
?Ith poor mortals who 'V*^^ ^ ^ >
eaanot eat or sleep with fl \\ g
eoafort, I have given
By experience with
K>d's Sarsaparllla. * Mrs." V. L. Hatti.k,
borough, N. C. * Be sure to get Hood's. ^
*Mood'? Pills are the beat t Mo. per box. /
Cold Weather is at Our Doors, and the Time has Come
WHEN EVERYONE MUST LOOK OUT FOR
and our Low Prices show that we
best efforts to benefit and please the
inspect our stock and see for yourself
in store for you.
put forth our
lie. Come and
what we have iu
Clothing , Clothing i
Suite Men's Cheviota and Fancy Cussimeres, $2 lu 5.00.
In this lot see our black and grey Cheviotte'.
Men Suits, Blue?, Black::?all colors and textures, at $7.50
Men's Suils in colors nnd black Ghcviotsts, at $6 lo $7.50
In this lot eee our special $7.00 black Cheviotls.
O A CL Men Suil8? lilueP> BiaoM?an colors ana textures, at */.?u f%f\(\ Youth Suits, all colors and sizep, $2.00 to $15.
04Q to $22.50. Black Clay Suits $10. Cheviotte, $S.50. d&UU 150 Boy knee suits, $2.00 to $7.50.
^^k*mo*t0lll,^ ihis lino wo have nil color?, nil size-, all
V/YvlvOttlS price.?. S?e our Mclntosh Coats.
Men's Pants! Youth's Pants! Boys' Knee Pants, all
grades, latent patterns! See boys' 20 cents pants.
We have got tho Shoes at right prices, bought them before the rise in price. See our line of |?>| \q j 25 AND I 50 Men'8 Shoos
See our line of Bay State Shoes for ladies. The best School Shoe for children?Little Giant Shoe. See our Snoes, get our Prices.
Hats, Gents' FURNISHINGS, UNDERWEAR, Trunks, Valises, Etc.
We have not the space to iell you of our mammoth stock j it we can please you in everything found in a first class Clothing and Shoe Store
We mean business and are going to dispose of this
stock at prices to suit everybody.
Thanking you for liberal patronage in tlie past, we arc your friends,
The Famous CLOTHING-, Hat and SHOE Emporium!
Laurens S. 0., Oot, 17,1895.
M MMUMUM" I I Milium'I'' I 1 ' ? T'l'l IIMI M II 'I U.m i
Of Settlement and Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 7U1 day
of November, 1895, I will render a
final account of my acts and doings
as Administratrix of the 'estate of
J. F. Park, deceased, in the
office of Judge of Probate for Lau
rens 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 estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day,
proven and authenticated, or be
8. JANE PARK,
Oct 7, 1895-41.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Lauhkxs,
Court of Com moo Pious.
J. M. Robertson v.j. Henry Grant.
Pursuant to the J)ecr(je of the
Court in the above stated netion, I
will sell at public o?tory, at Lau?
renn. Court Mouse, South Carolina,
within the local hours of sale, on
Salesday in November next, being
the 4th. day of the month, the fol
lowing described real properly:
All that lot or parcel of laud con
taining Eighteen Acres, bounded
by lands of John Grant on tho
North; S?uth by lands of Wish
Grant and Hilly Grant; West by
lands of 1>. \V. Anderson.
Terms?One-halt Cash; balance
on credit of twelvo months, to be
secured by tho bond of too pur
chaser und a mortgago of the prem
ises sold, with leave to tho pur
chaser to pay his ontiro bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. If. WIIARTON,
c. o. c. v, for hi 0.
Oct. 7, 1896- -it.
Oi' Settlement a 11(1 Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the iSth day
of Nov., 1S95, I will render a
final account of my acts and do
ings as Executor of the estate of
Mrs. Nellie South, deceased, in the
office of Judge of Probate for
Laurcns county at 11 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 estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
WM. D. SULLIVAN,
Notico is horeby glvon that applica?
tion will bomadoattho noxt>sitting of
tho Legislature for a charter for Hail
road to ran from Laurons, s. C, by
way of Tumbling Shoals, Princeton,
Pel/.ei'i in Anderson County, Piedmont
in Oroonvlllo County, and elsewhere.
.1. II. Traynham,
.1. il. Sullivan,
?'.('. I'eat lierslone.
Wm. I). Sullivan.
.1. B. tlumbort,
W. A. McKelvoy,
w. P. Nosbltt,
c. I?. Nosbltt,
.las. I,. On-.
R. A. Sinvth.
Sept, 7. 1805. ?3m.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
Ovrioa oays-Mondays an 1 L'ndi/
You from Parlor to Kitche
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE
Let's figure on your Mouse, and wo pay FREIGHT.
H. Wilkes & 0
1 ..aii cns, S, C.
Are very essential when a
person is ill and adulterat
ed medicines cannot possi
bly have the curative
powers like wholesome
DR. B. F. 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 carry a large stock of
Teilet Articles, Staticoeiy, 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 for mutual benefit,
WHOL^LE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF LAU RUNS.
WHEREAS, Marias. Roulwaromads
suit to ino to grant her Letters oi Ad
ministration of the estate and effects
of.). R. Boulware, deceased.
THESE ARM THEREFORE |0 cite
and admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of tho said J, R.
Boulware,deo'd, that they be and npponr
before me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at I .aureus C. H.f S. C.,on the .'loth
day of October IrtSt., after pul Mention
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the foronoon to
show cause, if any they have, why the
naid Administration should not bo
GIVEN under my hand, this I2lh day
of October Anno Domini, 1805.
0. G. THOMPSON,
Judge of Probate for Lauren;? Co.
Oct. 13, 185?5?2t
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurhns,
In Probate Court.
John H. Wharton, Clerk of Court, ote.
as Administrator, with will annexed,
of Martini P. Fleming, Plaintiff,
against Trusteos of tho Presbytery
of Enorcoof the Presbytorian Church
in tho United States, Ot aL, Defend
Tho creditors of Martha P. h'lcmihg,
deceased, are hereby called in, and ro?
qtlirod to establish thekr claim-- bofoi'0
mo at a reforenco to ne hold in tho
above stated case, in my ofllco, Oil the
13th day of November, 1805. at 1?>
o'clock A. M. I
O. (!. THOMPSON, J. I?. b. 0.
Oct. 7, 1895.?(it.
ST.vi i; oi' South Carolina,
County ov Lajjrens,
In Cout'l of Common Pl<
Mymms \S*. Fowl fir by bid
di in, r(1 litcnu' Plain tifT, hj
Harrison Fowler, Mottle <>.
lor, Clarence Fowler, Hi
Fowler and Annie Fowlerl
Pursuant (o a decree in the:
stated case, 1 will sell at Lais,
Court House, South Carolin?
Salesday in November, 1805, uj
highest bidder, All that traf
parcel of land tying, situate an]
ing in the eotip.ty of Laurens,j
containing One Hundred
Twenty-seven Acres, boundf
hinds of Dr. M. C. Cox, W. L
side and others, and known
Mrs. M. M. Fowler's homo p'?'f
Terms?One half cash, bi
on a credit of one year, with,
est from day of sale, to be
by the bend of tho purchase!
mortgage of a the promises
with leave to the purchaser to
his entire bi.i in cash. Purchf
to pay for panel -;.
.1. U. W II AUTON, I
Oct. rj. ''.?3.
e. c. c
IS JUST AS COOD FOR ADUI.T8.
WARRANTED. PRICE GO eta.
OAl.ATIA, IM.?., NOV. 10, 1850.
Turin Modicino C< St. Louis, Mo.
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liouuh' llir.'o er..--* nlromly tlit:? your. In nil our ox*
porio.I II yours, hi the drii? tuiplnoRft h?r
iicvortioUl mi nrtlolo thul^nvo mich universalc-\i\,
iuUiou iu? your Toulc. Vourn truly,
AllNfY, ( A im i^l
For sale by Dr. B. K. Posky