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1-AUKENS, S. C. Nov. 12. 1895.
The Democratic Slump.
Last Tuesday's oleotlons aro very
stunning to tho domooratic organlza
i^&luuQ \ it will have a hard time to get
steady oh its legs for tho battle royal
Of '96. There has boon division in the
democratic ranks all around and no
body will be surprised Jf many shod
tears over last Tuesday's catastrophe.
Wo are to blamo. Thero should be no
division in a party's policy or ranks
Its platform should bo so plain and
simple that one might run and road,
and understand. Then, those who stund
with one foot on and tho other off, could
be shirked aside aud thero could bo
neither doubting nor dividing. Wo
have had a fair opportunity. The ex
piring democratic congress did the
business and so the party is expiring
and in its last throes. Cleaveland and
Wilson with the other cabinet officers
are about all that Is left of tho party.
Nobody knows who Is who, or what Is
what. To come nearor home: thero Is
no knowing if Tillman is with Marlon
Butler and tho North Carolina popu
list, republican nogro aggregation or
not; thero is no guessing whore Liv
ingston, of Goorgla, Bacon tholr newly
elected Senator, and tho politicians of
Alabama, Mississippi and Toxas aro
"at." The country can't understand us
and the country ropudlatos us. So tho
dose at our noso looks fearfully liko
"four more years" of Bennlo Harri
son, John Sherman and perhaps worso.
Wo still feel that our great loaders
here In South Carolina, ought by their
vehement oloquenoe, and herculean
_loglo to have convinced and carried
. u^ttuntry. It appoars now that we
8 itb. ^,??*n *n t^me to sympathize
^ifc^^gjo present array of Federal of
ficolR?ers. Tho next Congross bei ?ig
?verwhermlugly, .repuWieaa- our only
hope Is in their shocking the country
this winter and spring with crimes
and blunders. Unfortunately it is tho
democratic party that can bo relied, on
In tho Convention*
In tho passages botweon delogato
Barker ,of Charleston, and delegate
Bellinger, of Barnwell, those who road
the debate will sympathise with Mr.
Bellinger. Sympathy is one of the
noble emotions of the human breast.
"We can only regret that Mr. Bellinger
will have time and occasion to regret,
that in his argumont, ho did not have
Charleston in mind. If he had not,
then his argument had no point?he
was apparently slashing the unsubstan
tial air. He could not have had
Orangeburg or Barnwell In view. It
Is unfortunate that the dispensary red
flag was injeotod into any debate.?
Nevertheless, It appears that you can't
keep partlzanship out of a body over
whelmingly partlzan. Thero will and
must bo microbos as statesmen?this is
the eraof microbes. A statesmanship,
or want of statesmanship, that inaugu
rates centralism, monopoly and sump
tuary laws, as tho policy of tho State,
has alroady staobed liberty to death.?
and it cannot live. When tho curso
has como homo to our children, so
graphically portrayo 1 by Barker:
when in their madness thoy reflect up
on, tile rights tholr fathors enjoyed,
the revulsion may como, and tho god
dess bo restored to her pedestal, and
set up pure and fair, in all our groves
and high places.
The country will applaud Maj. Bar
ker for his noble utterance, and oxtend
the heartiest sympathy to tho other
gentleman in the regrets which he
must needs experience.
In every litter thero is usually
weakling, sometimes called a runt
these when nursing aro usually shoved
aside and rarely attain hearty, full
Stature. Of tho ono hundred and sixty
members of tho convention about thirty
were elected as half-bred conservatives
or mugwumps and about ten as thor
oughbred conservatives. Up to this
- time. these dozen havo been cajoled,
with the idea that a constitution, fal
to all tho white peoplo of the State at
least, would be framod, and with pa
trlotlo zeal they havo labored until this
hour in framing a fair and liberal or
ganlc instrument. Tho roport of tho
committee on suffrago provided that
the board of three supervisors of regis
tration should consist of two of one par
ty and the third of the opposing party in
the preceding State general elections.
These were considered to bo reform
ers and conservatives. On tho night of
the 4th a motion was made to kill this
provision and it was carriod with a
hip, hip, hurrah, Tillman, B. R., vot
ing "no," but his nogative was so mild
mannered, as to amount to an afflirma
tlve sane,lion. Tillman could havo hold
up the victim's head a little and admin
istered a mild toddy or slight tonlo in
the form of a few vigorous sontencos
with the usual scowl, but ho loft the
prostrate form to dio, without oven a
gentle laying on of hands or tondorly
dosing its eyes. Vorily, "what fools
we mortals be." Nodoubt, nodoubt. All
tho managors, commissioners and coun
ty and Stato convasscrs aro to bo of tho
samo kottlo of fish. The Govornor
can porpotuato himself and friends in
office to the crack of doom.
It was but recently tho Advertiser
animadverted upon so many -'inno
cents" being abroad in the land; It was
right then; eminently right; now anoth
er gudgeon has swollowod tho bait and
must be added to the strintr; tho Ad
vertiser has beon made a fool of, and
"motley is tho only wear."
Tho dry fall has had Its natural of
feot. According to tho roport of tho
Grand Jury for Anderson county whis
key seized and doposlted in the Sher
iff's office under the Dispensary law
evaporated, and thoy thereforo recom
mended that it bo sent to the dampor
atmosphere of Columbia,
The Stale Fair.
iy our great exhibition opens in
Columbia?Pair week?and we trust
the majority of our fellow citizens,
youug and old, can have a day off and
a good big time at the fair, -'seeing all
that Is thete." Messrs. Chapman, of
Falrvlew, Peden of Gray Court md
Jack Brown of our city, went down on
Friday last with a car load of noblo
speolmens of Laurons horses. Col. J.
W. Watts and Col. J. H Wharton em
barked splendid exhibits at Monnt
S? A* Ii.
Tho Sea Board Air Lino is doing a
heroic work in aid of the development
of the South and particularly tho
Piedmont regions of North and South
Carolina. Thoy havo issued a conven
ient pamphlet descriptive of tho ro
glons traversed by their system, cov
ering Its varied products and attrac
tions. Of these also thoy have a splon -
did exhibit at Atlanta. The pamphlet
is a valuable sourvenlr.
The News and Courier prints a roll
by counties of young ladies attonding
tho Winthrop Industrial and Normal
Stato Schoo!, Laurons boing credited
with the following:
Laurons?Salllo Copeland, Mary ITol
lams, Arva Honry, music; Lizzie Hun
ter, senior normal; Allene Shell, Emily
Smith, Irene Teague. Ella Berta Tur
ner, Rosa Wham, music.
Wo would bo ploasod to see the Lau
rons roll groatly enlarged.
It Is further stated:
Each pupil Is obliged to take ono of
tho industrial branches. Many take
more than ono. Tho enrollment In these
departments is as follows: Dressmak
ing, 130; cooking, 40, stenography, and
typewriting, 50; bookkeeping, 35; art,
15. In the music dopartmont there arc
Music Is all right and has wonderful
charms, indeed, and dross doos mako
tho man often and perhaps tho woman
too, but dyspeptics would liko to sec
the list of "cooks" a little swelled. If
the girls moan marriage and expect to
live happily with tholr lords, they
should know that tho way to their
hearts is through tho digestlvo appa
A valued exchange says: Mr. Hen
derson, of Berkley, was right whon ho
said, "tho negroes are learning to road
and write fastor than tho whites."?
This we do not believe. It Is easy
enough to make assertions. It may be
true of Berkley; wo do not know the
white population of Berkley oxcept by
thoir representatives, as Mr, Hender
son* It is not the fact of Laurons and
it will not bo the fact in tho future.?
Illitoraoy among whites ought to cut
no figure In tho political factorage of
this Stato. It is disgusting to listen to
tho blatant gush of the demagogue
about Anglo-Saxon superiority, In ono
breath, and in tho next, to tho bugaboo
of his annihilation by a confessed in
By the proclamation of President
Oleaveland the 28th of this month has
been fixed as a day of national thanks
giving and prayer. Proclamations by
all the Chief Magistrates of States will
probably follow, adopting that day.?
With overflowing plenty? exemption
from pestilonco, war, or other calam
ity, sixty five millions of people havo
overy occasion to recognizo a beno fi
cont overruling Providence aud to of
for tholr heartfelt thanks.
Mr. Henderson, of Berkloy, said fair
elections wouldn't suit his county. If
started thero the whito men wore "gone
Thero are soino people who it is not
always safe to trust away from tho
house?at loast beyond tho spring.
What was tho matter with Hardin of
tho Blue Grass Stato?
He was a free silverito and therefore
not regarded a democrat.
It is tho first time the Republicans
have dofoated tho Democracy in old
Kentucky, as thoy say in Edgofiold.
Delegate Smith is reported to have
mado a strong speech against tho suf
frage plan proposed by the committeo
?disfavoring the property and educa
What has becomo of cx-candidato
Tillman's candidatal phrase?"so to
speak ?" It might bo mado to do sor
vico even in these loving-cup emergen
Our readers can read for thomsolvos
and we havon't space for particulars.
But the indications aro now that the
Convention will land us in a fool's para
Gov. Evans' Dispensary Exhibit is
in placo at tho Exposition. Let tho
Georgia cracker bo careful how ho
The normal domocratic majority i?
tho homo of good Bourbon and good
horses is fifty thousand. See?
Much Run Down
Was my condition, says Mr Win, Weatherford
tax souector at Key west, Florida. My upp?
Mr. Wm. Weatherford
nto was poor an<11 was qu'.io miserable. Friend*
advUed mo to take Hood's Hnrsaparllla. I hav?
taken 6 bottles, and am
much bett?r,have gained
in weight, and snjov a _
Meod'o Pill? are a mild oathattto. M*.
Cold Weather i
and the Time has Come
WHEN EVERYONE MUST LOOK OUT FOR
and our Low Prices show that we have put forth our
best efforts to benefit and please the public. Come and
inspect our stock and see for yourself what we have in
in store for you.
f%A Q Suits Meu'r? Cheviots and Fancy Ca68i meres, $2 to 5.00.
AnrO In thia lot see our black and grey Cheviolle.
O A ?Z Men Suits, Blues, Blacks?ill colortj and textures, ut $7.50
04Q to $22.50. Black Clay Suits $10. Oheviotte, $8.50.
I ? Men'ti Suits in colors und black Cheviotsts, at $5 to $7.50.
I DU In Ulis lot eee our special $7.00 black Choviotts.
tf^ 4\ f? Youth Suits, all colors and sizep, $2.00 to $15.
rfiUU 150 Bov knee suits, $2.00 to $7.50.
150 BOY KNEE
rf\tf AUAA*%r|i>*,_.ln ibis lino we have all colors, all size?, all flO?
?VerCOatS"" prices. s/ourMoIntoshCoih?. ^SLt\tS'
Men's Pants I Youth's Pants 1 Boy*' Knee Pants, all
' guides, latest patterns ! Soe boys' 20 cents pants.
We havo got the Shoes at right prices, bought them b-foro the riso in price. See our line of ^| [0, 1 25 and 1 50 Men's Shoef
See our line of Bay State Shoos for ladies. The beet School Shoe for children?Little Giant Shoe. See our Snoes, get our Prices.
Huts.G-ents' FURNISHINGS, UNDERWEAR, Trunks, Valiaes.Etc.
We have not the space to iell you of our mammoth stock; but 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 the past, we are your friends,
The Famous CLOTHING-, Hat and SHOE Emporium!
Laurens S. O, Oct. 17,1895.
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of LAukens,
In Probato Court.
John H. Wharton, Clork of Court, otc.
as Administrator, with will annexed,
of. Martha P. Fleming, Plaintiff,
against Trustcos of tho Prosbytcry
of Enoreeof the Prosbytorian Church
. in the United States, et ab, Defend
Tho creditors of Martha P. Fleming,,
deceased, aro horoby called in, and ro
quirod to establish their claims boforo
mo at a reforonco to bo hold in tho
abovo stated case, in my oflico, on tho
18th day of Novombor, 1805. at 10
o'clock A. M.
O. G. THOMPSON, J. P, u 0.
Oot. 7, 1805.?6t.
Any porson having business with the
County Suporvisor. I will bo in tho
office on Monday of each wook botwoen
tho hours 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
K. P. Adair,
Supervisor of Laurens County, S. C
m U|, i i i ii? ?mir-t-'?? - ??? inniiirii
Of Bill to form a New Comity
from portions oj Spartan*
burg, Union, Laurens
and Greenville Counties.
Wo will ask tho Logislnturo at its
noxt sossion to lay oil* u now county to
be known as Knorco county, with Wood
ruli ns its county soat with tho follow
ing boundaries: Bogining at or noar
Pelham Factory and running thence
to tho Union county lino at or noar
West Springs; tlicnco to Fnoroo rivor
to a point at or noar whore tho town
ship lino botwoon Jacks and Scufllo
town township of T<aurons county strike
said rivor: thonco no said rivor to
whore Buckhcad Crook ompitlcs into
said rivor; thonco up said'orook to
Pleasant Moun'd; thonco to a point on
the Groonville lino ono milo oast of
Fountain Inn; thonco a straight lino
to beginning corner.
J. B. Kir.ooKK,
W. S. Cray,
8. o. Bkockman,
L. P. Pkauhon,
h. C. WOPPORD,
S. M. PlL?RAM,
Committee for Potltlonors.
Notice is hereby given (hat applica
tion will bo mado'nt the next sitting of
tho Legislature for a charter for Kail
road to run from Lnurcns, S. C., by
way of Tumbling Shoals, Prlncoton,
Pel/or, in Anderson County, Piedmont
in Crccnvillc County, and elsewhere.
J, II. Trnynham,
.1. If. Sullivan,
C. C. Foathorsione,
Win. IX Sullivan,
.1. H. Humbert,
W. A. McKclvcy,
W. 1*. Nusbitt,
C. I). Nosbitt,
.las. fj. Orr,
K. A. Smyth.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAUREHS.
Ornuje Ukts -Moudura nn.l Ta n t ly
? ,?? Ii,, it-r-m..-...n-lm.?ni?fil?l'
Of Settlement and Application
/or Final Discharge,
Take notice that on the tith day
of Dec. 1895, we will render a final
account of our acts and doing as
Executors of the estate of Vincent
Baldwin, deceased, in the office of
Judge of Probate, for Lntircn8 coun
ty at 1 f o'clock A. M., and on the
same day will apply for a final dis
charge from our trust as such Ex
All persons haying demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
W. P. BALDWIN,
J. A. BALDWIN,
October 28th 1895.
Cat) f S$S88
You from Parlor to Kitchen.
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
^o. 771 $2.25
S. M, &E,H. Wilkes&CO
Liivtrcns, S. C.
By virtue of the power vested in
u3 as Executors >>l Sarah J. Green,
deceased, we will sell'oti December
3d next, being Tuesday, at 11 A.
M., before the store of J, W. Oope
land, at Oilnton, Laurena County,
S. C, the following real and per
sonal property, to wit:
Tract No. l, consisting of 109
Acres, more or less, bounded by
lands of G. P. Oopeland, Marshall
Milam and others.
Tract No. 2, consisting of 135 1-2
Acres, more or less, bounded by
lands of Dr. W. C. Irby, the Griffin
Place and others.
Tract No. 3, consisting of 149 3-1
Acres, more or loss, bounded by
lands of George Young, the Poster
Place and others.
Tract No. 1, il l Acres, more or
loss, bounded by lands of G. P.
Oopeland, N. A. Green old homo
place and others.
Terms?One-third cash, balance
on a credit of twelve months, with
interest from the day of sale, so
cured by the bond of I he purchaser
and a mortgage of the premises,
with leavo to tho purchaser to pay
the entiro bid it. cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers.
Immediately uflor said sale, wo
will soil at the residence of Capt.
VV. J. Lenke, the personal properly
of said deceased, consisting of
horses, inules, cows, wagon, house
hold stuff and other articles ol a
personal nature. Terms?cash.
Tho above is very desirable real
estate, convenient to tho town of
It. H. McOrary,
J. W. Lkakk,
Nov. 1, 181)5?5t. Executors.
To Our Customers.
Come now while cotton is selling for
a good price and pay us your accounts.
Wo havo been liberal with you, and
wo need the money. On all accounts
prior tO lKill wo will pay 10 tents a
pound for cotton and 16 cents a bushel
for cotton seed.
DoKitoll & PKDBM,
Cray Court, S. C.
Oct. 21, '95?It.
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
County ok LAURBNS,
In Probate Court.
John II. Wharton, Clerk of Court, as
Aministrator, with will annexed, of
Jane. Floming, IMaintilV, against
Trustees of tho Presbytery of South
Carolina otal., Dofcndants.
Tho crodltors of Jano Fleming, do?
coascd, aro horoby called in, and re
quired to establish their claims beforo
mo at a roforenco to bo hold in tho
abovo stated case, In my ofllcc, on tho
13th day of Novombor, 1805, at 10
o'clock A. M.
O. O. TUOMPSON, J. P, u 0?
Oot. 7, 1895,-Ot.
state of souili CAROLINA
County or Laiuens,
Court nf Common Pleas*-" Ml
m. s, Bailey & Son, t Plaintiffs, fl
against M. R. Seymour, Defend- B
Pursuant to tho Decree of tho I
Court in the above stated case, I I
will sell at Lumens Court House, I
.South Carolina, on Salesday in
December, 1895, during tho legal I
hours of sale, in front of tho Court I
House door, to tho highest bidder,
all (hat tract, piece or parcel of gm
laud situated in tho town of Wa- Ml
terloo, County of Laurens and B
State of South Carolina, bounded KS
by lands of IL G. Anderson, Wiley fl|
Luquin , !?: (ato oi Marcus Dond^^B
William Anderson ami others cdfl
taining Sixty-nine and one-hfl
Acre?, more or less, known as tflj fl
ilnguu ?.. .: :: r !i hh placo.fl B
Term ?One-lull Cash; balaqB Bl
on credit of twelve months, to Hysr^
secured by Iho bond of tho pur
chaser and a mortgage of the prem
ises sold, with leave to the pur
chaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
.1. ii. W1IARTON, i
e. c. C. p, for Jj. c.
Nov. I, I SO.")- --If.
Bargains! Bargains! I
'Tis Inn.1, times are hard, and m
every man, woman and chikBj
wanl to pond their earninisfl
where they can get the mcfstB
Goods for the least money. Wcl
are not new .Merchants in your V
city; but since our arrival here fl
one year ago we have become fl
Leaders of low prices. I SB
Just read this and be con-fl
vi need :
Scholar's companions 10 eis \ fl
liest slate pencils 15 for 5 1 Is fl
Eagle lead pencils <S cts. per doz fl
Tablets and note books 3, .j < l:ifl
S CtS : S?>e cur new line ofcnpfl
before buying at 25 cts; SnoJ|^^
white towels at 25 cts. per pair ;
Knitting cotton 19 cts. per pound ;
Ninco line of gold filled and
rolled plated Jewelry just arrived
at prices to soil all.
Thanking your for your past
favors and soliciting you future
patronage. Wc are yours for
L.E. & B. C. BURNS, b xi
J? ?V Burns, Manager; W. H. Oil
kerson, Jr., Assist. Clork.
VT Traynham & Dial's Sun Biock.