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L.AURENS S. C. Dec. 10, 1895.
~ "TPho ponderous paper of the day is
the Messcgo of the President delivered
to Congress on Tuesday last. Tho
speeches of Qovornor Tlllman and Gov
ernor Evans and other like light litera
ture of the period, are evanescent,
feathery and gossamer in comparison.
These pass, as of tho day, as the ldlo
wind, and are regard od not. But tho
message deals with weighty matters.
The foreign relations of the govern
ment are complex and mixed, but are
satisfactory. The President exhausts
his powers of statement and argument
in disoussing tho llnanoial condition of
the country. As a statement, it is proba
bly the clearest that has boon given, or
can be, of the financial condition of the
country; as an argumont sustaining
the policy of his administration under
monstrous legislation and failure to
legislate, It is unansw 'able. He
recognizes, and presents with power,
our Indisputable flnanoial plight, but
blazes a way out if the country should
be wise enough to take his suggestion.
This will not be done. Tho Republi
cans being in power, will never adopt
the views of a Domoorat; the Demo
crats, if they were in power, would di
vide, because they prefer riot, on fu
sion and disordor. Southern demo
cratic leaders want a sound currency
probably, but they want office worse,
and they will contlnuo to bofuddle,
deceive and hold out false hopos to the
people. Abuse of Cleveland they
think oheanor^and more promising
toUJiuomfaajsM IfcSworing his argu
ijW be a contlnuod
ihe domoorats do
orifcy of tho
Senator Tlllman objects that greon
baoks should be issued by tho Govern
ment instead of bonds. This is equiv
alent to putting tho country on a silver
basis. It is truo the greenbacks
would not bear interest But the Gov
ernment issues the greonbaoks, the
bolder presents them for payment, and
there is nothing to pay with. If silver
is handy and Is tendered in redemp
tion, It is equivalent to saying?I pay
you in coin of a dollar denomination
worth In the world's market only fifty
cents. Six millions of our nine millions
bales of cotton aro sold to England and
our farmers now get gold or its equiv
alent. They will not accept money
worth fifty per cent, of Its faco value.
Every cotton producer will Insist on
The latest iiqwo from Wfcirtdaaiftn
senator Irby has not ap
peared in his seat and was in the care
of a physician. Ben Tlllman had at
tended a silver caucus, where the com
pany were eight. He immediately at
tended a caucus of Democrats. That
Benjamin of ours gets around lively
and don't you forgot lt? So does Samps
Pope. For four years clorkof Tlllman's
State Senate at $1200 a year, then inde
pendent candidate for Governor, and
now trimming hia sails to lead the Re
? publicans in this State Benjamin no
doubt rogrets the training ho gave to
the wily Sampeon. Believo in every
man's honesty, but keep your hand on
your pocket book.
A negro man and an old colored wo
man, his mother, wore murdered by
four white men in Colleton county dur
ing last week. The man was charged
with a petty theft and the woman with
concealing it. If the details of the
butohery are as reported tho butohors
will soon swing according to law, if
there be decency, Christianity or civil
ization in that region. We trust that
the good name of the Stato will be vin
dicated?-Colleton being a part of South
iWe are refreshed and rojoicod to seo
^bbevllle Press and Banner
consented to annouce itself
out, thick and thin Tillman
lut?medlumlng the Abbeville
The only objection wo have
tho Press and Banner was
[nt claim to bo conservative
jatlves had a good deal to
r, and tho protended alle
Press and Banner was a
[dition to their weight of
The cons*rvativo press in tho Stato
approve th<v work of the convention.?
All agree t^at there is too much work
Of legislation. As a rulo tho delegates
were guided by patriotic impulses.?
Partisan z<jal and partisan passion hero
and there tropt out. But this was ex
ceptional, and tho broa?VfepIrit govern
ing the great majority of tho body pre
vented much hurtful legislation.
The convention closed its delibora.
tlons in a love-foast and all parties and
shades of opinion and all colors were
In good humor. All unitod in a testi
monial of good will to President Ev
ans. A bandsomo gold watch was
given him?this was in good taste?it
should not havo been of any baser
metal. Tt fs c'aar that there is no long
er Any factional Issuos to divide the
White people. Factional linos aro
In 1896 we shall have olootion year.
The issues will be'"purely financial.
Thero should be no quarreling in this
State. However tho htate goes?as
goes the National Democracy in Na>
tlonal convention?when tho party has
spoken?she and all her people owing
illeg!--"- Democracy should
Gov Evans has respited Wash
Owens, (who was to have been hanged
last Friday,) until the 2d Friday in
Febuary next. Ho was convicted of
murder nearly twelve months ago.?
Some centuries back by tho mouth of
tho Lord Hamlet, something was said
of the ills that flesh la heir to and among
them pr mlnontly catalogued?"the
Tho convention adjourned hink dik
at 22 & 4 mlnutca past 4 o'clock P. M
on Wednesday last having adopted tho
instrument as a whole by a vote of 110
to 7. Originally tho body consisted of
100; three had died sinco its organiza
tion and so there were thirty-four not
As will be soonelsowherothe Clinton
Cotton Mill enterprise is a fixture- Tho
project is taking shape and there's
nothing to do now but move forward
and build tho factory. Tako oaro, Lau
rons, Clinton is coming.?Clinton Ga
Precisely as we expected and as the
Advekti8EK prophesied. Aud tho Ad
vertisek rojolcos with great joy. And
in a little while Cross Hill, Mountvlllo,
Gray Court, Waterloo, High Point,
Lanfords, Ora, Thomas and Maddon
will follow on tho heels of Clinton.
A. J. McElrath. killed a wild goose
In tho river near town yostorday It
weighed 18 pounds and measured seven
feet from tip to tip,?Piedmont corres
Tho constitutional convention declin
ing to adopt the fomale sulTrage clauso
did a bit of execution in this line.
Tho Atlanta Journal hammers
Senator Tlllman and Gov. Evans for
their speechos at Atlanta. All right.
Giants can stand battering rams. When
you have 15,000 to hurrah for you and
1,500 molish at your back, you will pay
small attention to tho paper bullets of
If the government stamps a piece
of silver as big as a ton cent pleco as a
dollar and it is redoemablo In a gold
dollar wortn one hundred cents thon a
dime may bo made to pass for a dollar.
But do you bollovo it and aro you will
ing to so accept It?
If the stamp of tho government can
add fifty cents to the value of a piece of
silver, thon free colnago is right and
the mints should run day and night and
their capacity bo many times multi
Factional lines gone as to the white
people In this Stato, surely the peoplo
will not fall out on tho question of the
ofllcos and who shall hold thorn. Mor
it alone?fltnoss?character and abil
ity should decide.
The President does not care partic
ularly about what kinds of money wo
have as currency but ho is concorned
that tho people handle such money as
may bo redeemed at sight in coin
equal in actual value to tho nominal
value of tho currency.
Congressmen Strait and Latimer
aro no longer to be black listed by the
Postmaster General and will be allowed
to control the appointments In their
DistriotJ?. Tlllman lo In Washington.
Clovoland had better look out.
Nobody with good horso sense ob
jects to silver as part of tho currency
of tho country. But every man of
horse sonso wants a dollar which is
worth as much as any othor dollar.
With the intrinsic valuo of an Amori
lean silver dollar at fifty cents the gold
dollar worth intrinsically ono hundred
cents is the only standard of value.
The Columbia Register significantly
suggests that Senator Tlllman will bo
judicious in tho use of his pitchfork at
Washington. But what was ho sent
Senators Tillman and Irby occupy
seats widely separated In the Senate
So common at this season, is a serious
condition, liable to lead to disastrous
results. It is a sure sign of declining
health tone, and that the blood is im
poverished and impure. The best and
most successful remedy is found in
Which makes rich, healthy blood, and
thus gives strength to the nerves, elas
ticity to the muscles, vigor to the brain
and health to tho "whole body. In
truth, Hood's Sarsaparilla
Be sure to get Hood's and only Hood's
Head's Pills ?re purely vegetable, per?
fsotly harmless, always reliable and beneficial.
H. Heineman, Milwaukee, writes:
"One box Japanese Pile Cure has
cured me ofa case of 28 years stand
ing, alter being treated by New
York's best physicians." Sold by
The Lautcns Drug Co.
Of Settlement and Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 9th day
of Jan. 1896,1 will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Executor of the estate of Mary
E. LyicB, deceased, in the office of
Judge of Probate, for Lain ens coun
ty at 11 o'clock A. M., and on the
same clay will apply for a final dis
charge from my trust as such Ex
All persons having demands
against said estate will pleaso pre
sent* them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
G. W. DUVALL,
Dec. 2d, 1895.--.jt
Respectfully imite the public to call und examine their Stock of(
Gencrul Mcri-handUe. We tlo not claim to have better Goods
or cheaper Goods than any'otie; but we do claim that wc can sell,
as LOW as the
for the same quality of Goods. i
, Our constant aim will be to supply on customers with gooil
honett Goods at the
Our patrons may rest assured that they will not have lo p:iy any
profit for long time or bad debts ; as vre will Buy forspot cavh? thereby
getting the largest discounts, and sell for
giving the purchaser the benefit of our Cash Discounts.
tf?W* Mr. Luthe?. McCoitu, the popular and courteous salesman,
is with us and will be glad to see his many friends.
J. R. WINTER & SON.
La.urens C. H., S. C, Dec. 10, '5?3m At the Old Stand.
The print is too fine?most of it is nowadays. Don't injure
your eyes attempting to read it. We can make it so much easier
for you with a pair of spectacles or eye glasses. We have no
poor glasses?our cheap ones are good glasses in cheap frames.?
There are too many of the other kind on the market?made to look
at, not thorough. We test every pair before we let you take them
away, and if they don't suit wc change them for you without
charge. We want every body to see well because wc have a com
plete stock of
Drugs, Medicines, Stationery, School Books and
# Christmas Goods
for you to look at. We sell them as low as we can?you always
buy as low as you can when you buy from the Laurcns Drug Co.
near the Post Office. We have an elegant doll we are going to
give away. Each purchaser of one dollar worth of any thing, from
now until Christmas Day, gets a chance at it.
W e Deliver all Goods to Your
Depot Free from $1? and
up anywhere in teoutli Carolina.
Extra Large, $2.23
ft0" Don't wait or you will lose this chance.
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
What Is Our Guarantee? Ask us and you'll be pleased.
Aid Weather is at Our Doors, and th
WHEN EVERYONE MUST LOOK out for
and our Low
best efforts to
in store or
mm &?& Bjn.fg
anil please tlie public* Come ail
see for yourself what we have
o AO Suits Meh'slhoviotS and Fancy Ca6simero8, $2 to 5.00.
a40 In thie lc^ce our black and grey Cheviolts.
r>Afi Men Solu, ine?, B^cks-all colors and textures, at $7.50 ^ A youlh HailH nl, colori! ,?,, w>00 tQ |l?
0*rO to $22.50.]LacK Clay Suits $10. Cheviotts, $8.50. tfiUU 160 Boy kneo suits, $2.00 to $7.50.
I ISA Men's Suile in colors and bl ok Civ viol Us, nt $5 to $7.50.
I <kJ\J In this lot fee our speoi 1 $7.00 black Chevietts.
tu Irl Oh
prices. S;o our Molntoflh Coate.
peri's I'm'.-:! Youth's Punts] Boy*.' Knee Tante, at
grades, ! test ; ilt< rn si S b iys' 20 cents pants.
Wo have got the Shoi
If - 1. flil/fiVT tilWslQfi
?--?8 11 : ? i rl il'FV
.JU S? JJkJ
prices, bought them before Ihi
See our line of BayRtato Shfes for Indies. Tho bcel School
rise in price. See our line of $] |()^ | 25 an d 1 50 Men'e *
Shoe for children?-Little Giant Sboe. Se our Suo< s, get our Hi ices.
Hat?, Gents' tiURNISHIHQ-S, UNDER WE iE, Trunks, Valfesf ^
We have not the spacito tell yu of our mammoth stock; but we can pleaEo you in everything found i; a first olass Clothing and S
We mean] buisness anil are $oin
stock at ftvets to suit everybody.
dispose of thin
hanking you for liberal patronage in the past, \vc are your friends,
amous CLOTHING-, Hat and'SHOE Emporium
0 C, Oct. 17,1895.
Of Settlement andKpplication f >r
Take notice'thapn the 2tl day )f
January, 1896, vl will render a
final account of |y acts and do
ings as Executorthf the eKtftte of
Narcisa M. Garngton,-dee'd, In
the office of Judfc of Probate ipr
I-aureus county ajio o'clock, A.of.,
and on the samcny will apply lor
a final discharge from our trust
as such Executor/
All persons naving demands
against said est? will pleaso pre
sent thcin on orfbeforc that day,
proven and auicnticatcd, or be
forever barred. I
II. H. moUE,
i \ ' .
Of Settlement nud Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 18th da)
of Dec, t805j I will render :i
final account of my acts and do<
ings as .Administrator, with will
annexed, of the estate of J. F.
Workman, deceased, in the ofKce
of Judge of Prol ate for Lau
rens county at it o'clock A. M.,
and on the same day will apply for
a final discharge from my trust as
All persons having demand
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
A. C. WORKMAN, j
Adm'r with will annex. 1
Nov. 12, 1S95~-.it.
Of Jirll to form a Ncxv County
from portions, of Spartan
hnrgt Union, L>(iureiis
and Greenville Count it-:
\V*o will ask the Legislature HI ItH
I next session to lay off a now county to
bo known as Lnoroo county, with Woo I
I ruff as Its cburity soat with the follow
ing boundaries: Boglnlng at pr near
rPolhain Factory and running thoilcc
to tho Union county line at or near
j West Springs; thence to fCnoroo rivet'
I to a point at or near Whot'Cf tho ' n
'ship lino between .looks ami Scnfllp4
town losvnshl))of Laurens county strike
said river: theisoo up said river to
where Buckhoud Creek cmpitics into
said river; thoneo up said cook t<>
Pleasant Mound; thoneo to a point . i
tho Greouviilo line ono inilo east, of
Fountain Inn: thence a straight liu ?
to beginning corner.
J. B. KlXXIORR,
W. S. (illAY,
s. o. Brook man,
L. F, Peaks;i.n',
Li, ('. WOFtfORD,
S. M. PlLOUAM,
Comtnltteo for Pctitlouors.
Nbtlco 1 ' i ? Ivon that applica
lion will bo madoai the noxt sitting of
! tho Legislature for n charter for Rail*
; roftd to run from LaUt'OnS, S. C, by
way of Tumbling Shoals. Princeton,
PolKct'i In Anderson County, Piedmont
in Oroenvlllo County, ami elsewhere.
.1. u. Traynham,
J. It. Sullivan,
U, <'. IVcathorslonoj
Win. I). Sullivan,
j; II. Humbert,
W, a. MoKolvoy,
w. P. Nesbltt,
('. I>. N'e.sbitt,
.las. Li, Orr,
i:. a. Smyth,
Sept. 7, IH'.l.*).?8m,
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAUBENS.
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