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LAURENS, S. C Mar. 3.1896.
Our Solons aro all well and talking
rigorously at this writing and fighting
'lustily at $4.00 per day, with no fear of
their landlady's bills disturbing their
dreams. Tho appropriation Bills aro
on and the State Fair gots $2,400, The
ADVERTISER to tho contrary notwith
standing. Tho Legislature having re
fused to appropriate any spondulicks for
the Atlanta show, Gov.Evans got up one
of his own, consisting of the Dispensary
mostly, in most ontlclng and luxuriously
fixed up jugs and othor eooalled "pack
ages," and went over to Atlanta with
twently thousand mellsh, borrowing
$6,000 from the banks, as it were to
pay the piper. There was a hard fight
over fixing this up, tho lion-like Wil
liams, (Leon), of Edgefield, standing
jo and talking like a little man
against such a precedent of abuse of
power. An ingenious turn?what a
noble talent, cunning, the genius of
JReynard,?was given tho matter when
It was resolved to buy tho exhibit and
send it on to Chicago for tho summor
Cotton States Show. If it ever gets
back from Chicago, thon theso West
erners are not tho thirsty 60uls that wo
Usually enoounter down this way in our
.droughty arid atmosphoro. Tho
Lake up thero may liquidise thoir
?wallows and neutralize tho cravings
' that bosot the hot Sonthernor. Thon
. again sending out tempting display of
liquors among tho youth of that puro
i people may corrupt tho whole coming
population and a worso sin than slavery
and war will bo on the skirts of us poor
secessionists and lynchors. But our
$6,000 is up the spout. Townsend, the
ex-radical, spoke up for the purchase
and the honor of the State. Probably
our handy young Attorney General
hinted the artful dodgo, and this vfc
I surmise from that Napoleonic twist by
which he saved $193,000 from tho liquor
trafio and saved us from bolng clean
busted and as completely used upns a
poor tenant farmer with a lean on his
orop and a mortgage on his swoet tator
The State Colleges got about their
usual allowance, Walt Whitman, of
Union, to the contrary. We want our
readers to understand our position
olearly on these high educational in
stitutions. The College at Columbia,
at Clemeon, and the Citadel at Char
leston are useful schools, especially lo'r
the poor; and wedesiro toseo the State
making it practicable for pooplo of
moderate means to give their bright
and promising sons a chance for higher
education. Thus, while we aro appro
priating nearly a million for the com
mon schools, to higher education one
fifth as much is no oxtravagance and
is but sensible and right. Bosldos,
those higher schools are open to
every boy in the State. Of course
"we have the poor with us always"
and tho time will still bo that some
poor man or woman hardly able to eke
out a support will ho unable to do with
out the labor of her children daily to
secure broad. It will bo a long while
yefr*bcforo wo attain Eutopia and tho
dream of Plato, that tho republic is
disgraced, where an idle man, a pau
per, a beggar, a vagabond, a rob
ber, or unfortunate of any sort should
be found. The true position is that
as many children as possible should
bo aided by tho Stute to get pri
mary eduoatlon, and higher education
should likewise bo oncouraged, if we
hope to compete in tho race of power
wealth and population with tho States
and nations of tho earth.
Laurons city has leave to issuo
bonds to float an old debt of $3,000
and this is a convenience for the pres
ent, and a like measure will in all liv
lihood be the samo to tho noxt genera
tion when they aro slapt on tho shoul
der and reminded of tho lit tle trifling
obligation. But may bo thoy shall
have free silvor, don't you know, and
the stuft* shimmer on trees. So thoro
may be luck in leisure -as well as con
Hereafter railroads, it is probablo,
can only charge for passenger fares not
exceeding three cents a milo. Thore
was a stout debate over an income tax,
a Mr. Pollock championing the moas
ure. This colloquy between him and
Mr. Pollock said if ho was shown a
country devoid of millionarios and
pauper she would show a happy peoplo.
Mr. Patton suggested that thoro was
only one such country,
Mr. Pollock spoko for hours at an
expense to the State of several hundred
dollars. Mr. Pollock hails from the
East, but should not be mistaken for
one of the wlso mon. However, ho
should bo olassed among tho innocents.
The levy for Laurens will bo as
follows: For Stato 44 Mills; for
county 21; rail roads 3}; add to this
the constitutional school tax, 3 mills.
The Temperance peoplo attached
the Dispensary law with a bill provid
ing that liquors should only bo sold for
medicinal, mechanical and church pur
poses, and not to make a profit. They
were beaten horse, foot and dragoons,
the Solons remembering that tho Dis
pensary pulled thorn out of a hole
deeper than the lowest dopths,enabling
them to hold on till the ides of March
and round the long course to tho quar
ter stretch at $4.00 per diem. Tho re
peal of the free pass law passed by the
House was squelched by the Sonators,
and now tho whole lay out must buy
tlokets as ordinary mortals. The mat
ter of free tickets to the Charleston
free lunoh counters should bo looked
Into. Whllo there has been much talk
hero PAR ?X
y hcoj^yg his
ure that the Laurens delegation has J
not filled the Journals with untcessary
measures nor taxod the State with
much mouuthlng. Their home constit
uency will thank them. At this writ
ing the 7th of this month has boon
agreed on for adjournment. The ses
sions began on the 14th*of January and
will cost more than a cool thousand a
day. In the meanwhile the whole
State clamors for an adjournment, a
short session and economical being
needed if over, and strongly urged by
tho Governor in his message, The Ad
verti8er agreeing with him on this
County School Commissioners are
hereafter to bo called county School
Superintendents. The Stute will havo
a school depository in each county.
An admirer of Rev. Sam Jones,
Evangel 1st,desired to turnover the hall
of tho house to tho preacher one night
last week Jones goes armed to tho
teeth and loadod down with shot and
shrapnel for liquor vondors and orring
ways of legislators, aud on that pro
position ono Carroll got tho floor and
talked out tho tlmo to adjournment,
holding the floor; thus, having his
name coupled with tho groat Evange
list ho may leave "foot prints on tho
sands of time,"
Wnen tho terrapin bill came on for
action the "citizen" was very much in
terested; he did hot know that there
was a "commissioner of terrapins."
Berkley, of Charleston proposed to
sond up a thousand pound cootcr as a
klntergarden object lesson for the
mountain mombers?Anderson, Pick
ens andOeoneo. GroonAllloho excused,
as having a fair hack at the free lunch
on board tho Sapho last weok?tho
Greonvlllo mombers know all about
the Saphlc odo?and somctlmos they
speak In Greek. Fish, ducks, terra
pins absorbed a largo share of last
weoks debate. Our "citizen" Is all
abroad and our readers will sincerely
sympathize with him. A Mr. Burns,
who we boliovo halls from tho Tcn
orlffo cliffs of Oconeo don't want tho
costs of partition of Intostatos lauds to
cost over fifteen per cent, of tho value.
How beautiful for tho snap fraternity
and the Court officers of Oconee If they
havo plucked tho pigeons of that region
at that figure. It is a burning shame
that Mr. Burns has not boforo this
reached the theatro of his reforms.?
Mr. Burns sympathizes with "tho poor
womon and children." Mr. Burns cer
tainly never heard of Judges Wallaco
and Hudson who didn't allow women
and children robbed when they wore
on tho bonoh. It Is sad news from tho
mountains, whence we oxpoctall purity
and noble examples of fair dealing.
Senator Fuller, of Laurens, intro
duced a vory sonslblo resolution, to
take all but $30,000 of tho privilege
tax from Clemson and glvo It to tho
dear girls at the Winthrop College
On next Saturday is fixed for closing
up tho show?and wo will havo but one
moro opportunity to deal with our
Statesmen. Our great complaint Is,
that they have taken up too much
tlmo In gab; while they havo passed
llttlo needed legislation, we trust thoy
have done little harm except in tho
matter of eighty thousand dollars of
the peoples money which they havo
Mr. Breoland of Berkley, complained
to the Houso that Dennis the Senator
of his county cursed him vigorously
to tho shamo of tho army in Flanders.
The Houso took advice from their
great lawyers who reported "that there
was no constitutional interdict against
that sort of vulgarity and Brcolund
must resort to the forum of conscience
and public opinion for satisfaction.?
Thoro is danger of his own name being
Getting out of tho Woods.
J. W. Bowden, membor national com
mlttco, S. 0.| American Silver Party,
has issued an address calling for imme
diate organization independent of tho
old parties. Those, the address do
nouncos as enemies of tho peoplo and
Bowdon Is tho whilom editor of tho Al
llanco organ of this State, now a states
men out of a job. The movement will bo
embarrassing to brother Tillman and
othor leaders and following. They must
now chooso which mistress they will
serve?undor which banner thoy will
enlist. Tho issue is forced and it will
bo out of tho question to poso as demo
crats and coquotto with tho populists,
silveritos and other parties. In one re
spect it will bo fortunate for Benjamin
?he may bo forced into ono or the other
ranks and find out whoro ho Is at.?
Hlthorto ho halls to the East, he halls
to the West, ho Hops his wings over
the cuckoo's nost?novor falling how
over to feather Benjamin's nest. For
any others in this State holding them
selves as democrats it would bo fortu
nate. As matters now stand the
outside world regards this Stato as tho
blind followers of Tillman, tho follow
ing undor tho denomination of Tlllman
itos, and tho platform of principles?
Tillmanlsm. Bowdon's movomont may
locato us all and has an honest squint.
Senator Tillman Is roportod visiting
New York, Wo need not worry. The
gold brick dodgo won't work with
Benjamin. Wall Strcot, howovor,
..lionid bo on its p's and q's.
Tho seats of Congressmen Stokoa and
Elliott aro In sorious jeopardy. The
legality of our registration laws, It Is
understood forms tho loading issue.
SCHEDULE C. N. & L. R. R.
The now schedule on tho Columbia,
Newborry & Laurons Road wont Into
effect last Wednesday and runs as fol
No. 52. Passenger from Columbia, ar
rives at Laurens 1.35 p. m.
No. 53. Passenger, leaves Laurens for
Colombia, 2.00 p. m.
No. 2. Mixed, from Columbia to Lau
rens, arrives 8.30 p. m.
No. 1. Mixed, leaves Laurens for Co
lumbia, 0.30 a. m.
No. 3. Local freight from Laurens to
Colombia, leaves 0.80 a. m.
No. 4. L->oal freight from Columbia to
Laurons, arrives 0.00 p. m.
That horror of horrors, tho murder
of a negro boy and his old mothor lr<
Colleton county, December last cul
minated in the trial and acquittal of
the accused, four white mon, 'dor the
murder of tho woman. The verdict was
rondered on Tuesday night last. It is
a disgraceful verdict, rejecting on tho
civilization of that Sectio i of the Stato.
Tho indictment is still pending against
the parties for the raurdor of the man.
But it will bo a bluuder if the Solicitor
does not enter a nolle prosequi in
tho case. Ono crime is enough
at a timo?even tb > small matter
of murder?let no temptation. to
perjury bo thrown in tho way of
twolvo Christian gentlemen of tho best
pcoplo In that county, to blacken tho
reputation of the State. Tho ovldonco
adduced on tho trial last week was
strong as proofs of holy writ, so far as
may bo judged from reports. Tho
Solioltor did his duty manfully and
ably in tho teeth of a distardly public
sentiment. The character of tho popu
lace may be judged by tho fact that It
undertook to overawo tho witnesses
and allowed tho Solicitor and Judgo to
escape outrage and Insult. In 1879
White, a white man and fully as re
spectable as tho very gentlemanly gon
tleinon who havo been vindicated by a
Colleton jury was conviotod and hanged
for tho killing of a negro boy. Spar
tanburg jurors should pass on the
Bronson case. By no moans proceed
with tho farce. It costs something to
Tho Wrong Metal,
Somo admiring constituent has sent
to Bon Tillman a silver pitchfork with
which ho now practices prodding his
letters In opening them. Tho admirer
should havo selected gold as tho metal.
Tillman was born with a silver 6poon
in his mouth, cultivates his thousands
of acres, enjoys tho siron lowing of
cattlo upon a thousand hills, has had
salaries of thousands for years and gold
would havo been In closer affinity to
his conditions. Tillman'sspccoh alone
* ? *
The ADVERTISER Is not apt to quib
ble over small matters. But there aro
two things, yea three things tho Leg
islature has dono that wo regard to
tally inexcusable. One, the payment
of tho six thousand dollars to Gover
nor Evans expended on tho Atlanta
business. Second; tho appropriation
of two thousand and four hundred dol
lars to tho private arrangement;
called the Stato Fair; and last
but not tho least tho taking of near
two hundred thousand dollars from tho
Dispensary School funds by a dodge
worthy of Quirk, Gammon & Snap,
that lovoly firm of attorneys, wo read
Tho verdict of tho jurors In the caso
of tho Broxton Bridgo lynchers indi
cates a brutal want of conscience which
threatens tho very foundation stones
of Christian civilization.?Columbia
All right, except?tho styling of this
incident a lynchl?g. When an entire
community has boon aroused by some
dastardly outrage and Inflict death un
lawfully, tho case may rise to the dig
nity of a lynching. This was a cold
bfooded murder by a half dozon brutes
?a prlvato secret enterprise.
Tho fines Imposed on tho blind tigers
aro paying the expensed of tho Courts,
they say, and this Is an argument In
support of tho dispensary. And so, wo
should arm our rich men with Win
chesters and havo them commit as
saults, and slaughter their noighbors
that tho Courts might impose heavy
fines upon them and thus enrich the
Mr. Pollock wants a country without
millionaires (very good), and nobody
poor, (better still). But tho philan
thophiual Lycurgus should reflect: that
the poor of tho Stato maintain our dis
pensary which pays our tuxes.
Evangelist Moody is in Charleston.
Tho excursion of tho Goneral Assem
bly came a week too soon. Something
is always going awkward in poor old
Committeo Reports aro unanimously
in favor of Latimor and McLaurin
holding their scats against Moormnn
and Wilson, republican contestants.
Even tho Abbovillo Press and Ban
ner crloth aloud: "Come home, gontle
Which Is tho most valuablo, tho
motal or tho stamp upon It?
,a, is bad* blood. It means
? chills and fever? scrof
ula* rheumatism, dropsy,
and almost all the diseases
a human being; can have.
There's a cure* prompt and
Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S
No experiment. If you
buy it?it's an investment*
Money saved?renewed en
ergy? good health ? and
it's not a cure for a week
or a month* but permanent.
20 MILLION BOTTLES
SOLD; some in your neigh
borhood. Try a bottle to
da\t?don't wait. A remedy
30 |rears oid?all druggists
scIt J^ts.50 cents a bottle*
Is what five* Hood's Sarsaparille, its great
popularity, its constantly increasing
sales, and enables it to accomplish Its
wonderful and unequalled cures. The
combination, proportion and process
used in preparing Hood's Sarsaparille
ere unknown to other medicines, and
make Hood's Sarsaparille
Peculiar to Itself
It euree a wide range of diseases because
of its power as a blood purifier. It acts
directly and positively upon the blood,
end the blood reaches every nook and
corner of tho human system. Thus ail
the nerves, muscle*, bones and tissues
come under the benefleeut influence of
Tho One True Blood Purifier. $1; six for 15.
u i? mil curo Liver Ills; easy to
rlOOU S PlIlS take, easy to operate. 200.
The Rev. O. S. Stringfield, of
Wakeiield, N.C.says: "Five boxes
of Japanese Pile Cure cured me after
12 years' sulTering." .
The Laurens Drug Co.
E. M. Caine,
J. J. Pluss,
Tho Bank of Uuitn?
WILL bo opened on Feb. 1st. Interest
payable on deposits every three
months, viz.: 1st January, April, July and
Depositors must state whether thoy wish
deposits in Savings Department or on or
Interest also paid on Timo Certificates of
Deposit. For particulars call on
K. M. CAINE,
Jan. 20, 189G-3ni.
to he secured by
Plantations and Farms.
Terms Easy?Apply to
Simpson & Barksdale,
Laurens, S. C. Attorneys at Law.
Urs, Mittatioii, Els.
Executors, Guardians, Administrators
and others, acting in a fiduciary capac
ity, will plea?o take notice that the law
requires them to mako their annual re
turns from the 1st of January to tho 1st
of March. O. G. THOMPSON,
Judge Probate of Lauren? Co.
Dec. 2, 1895?4?tt
Condensed Schedule In KflTWot
FEBRUARY ?3rd, 1800.
jv. Ph ffiHSEcBHr
^ApdeVsTm"... ' r.,
ff 10 ii iij
12 21 p m
*~ j P SB
1 ?o p id
l so p m
a so p 13
8 15 p in
4 88 p_ m
~o ho p m
" 16a! n ?Via ' .... Columbia
OOii I2 05p| '?.Alston. ..
i?8a I flop .Union.
160a lfcp '? .... JonosvlUo
Ar| ?OOplU 10a
a~40p 1 85a
1 86p II 42p
1> 65p 11 26p
12 17p 10 64f
Ifja] 200p| " ......Paooiet.....;?
loa 2 40p1 Ar.. Kpartaiiburg.. .L.
. 15a BlOp Lv.. Spartanburg... Arill 28a 10 26b
J.OOp1. ft-16p Ar ... Asl)ovillo.....Lyl 8 20?! ? jgj
"P," p. in. "A," n. m.
Trains 16 and 10 carry olegant Pullmnn
Sleeping cars botweon Columbia and Ashovlllo,
enrouto daily between Jacksonville and Cincin
Trains leave Spartanburg, A. & O. division,
northbound. 0:18 a.m., 11:22 p.m., 0:18 p.m.,
limited); southbound 1:00 a. in.
p. in., 11:87 a. m? (Ve?tibulo Limited.}
Ins loavo Greenville '
northbound, 5:26 a. in.
A. and 0? division,
Jil p. m, and 5:00 p. in.,
IVestibuled'Limited) ? southbound, 1:50 n. m.,
4:40p. iff., 12:28 p. m. (Vestib?len Ll "
Pullman palaeo sleeping cars on Trahis35and
86, 87 and 88. on A. and C. division.
W. H. ORKEN, J. M.OULP,
Gen. Bnpeiintondonti Traffio M'g'r,
Washington, U. C. Washington, D. O.
W.A.TURK. S. H. HARD WICK.
Gen. Pass. Ag't. As'tGou. Pass. Ag't.
Washington, D. O. Atlanta. On.
ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL
For Darb Wire Cuts, Scratches
Saddle and Collar Galls, Cracked Heel
Burns, Old Sores, Cuts, Boils, Bruiser;,
Piles and all kinds of Inflammation on
man or beast. Cures Itch and Mango
5h? Dort, 0?t or Sara vlU noror milter after tho tii
Km bm applied
He prepared for accidents by keeping It In yoiu
;, mso or stable. AI I Unionists snll lion aguarantoc
No Cure, No Pay. Price 35 ct?. and $i.oo. Ifyor.i
Druggist does not keep It 6cnd us 3$ cts. In poc
Ufj'o stamps and wc will send it to you by mall,
r?Tt?,T?nn.,J?n. 20th. 1891.
O r Mir I have ,,...| roit.r'a inllicplle Hull 01
(or llarneaennd Saddle Onlla.Sc-atchei and Harb Wire Cu!
?lift perfect aatiifecllon, and 1 heartily recommend It I
II Livery and Etockmen.
C. D. inVINE, Livery and Feed SUM"
Oenttemen .?i am pleated to ?peak a word for Pot in'
tntl.fptlo llealln? Oil. My baby vra? burned a few month
nnil after trying all otner reinediei I applied your "Oil
Uid the flrnt application ?avo relief, and In a few daya tli
toro waa well. I alto med tho oil on my ,took and find tin.
It i< the beat remedy for Hill purpoio that I have erer uacd.
Voura, C. T. LKWIS.
Parlt, Tenn., January 2S, 1891
PARIS MEDICINE CO.,
ST, LOUIS, Mr
Any person having business with tho
County Supervisor. I will be in tho
office on Monday of oach wook botwoen
the hours 10 a. m. tod p. m.
i It. P. Adair
The prices we sold goods at in the Fall, 1895, cre-j||
^ated a great storm throughout the country, and people^/
jl^from everywhere came from far and near to get the bene-^
fgffit of the m
^we sold Clothing, Hats and Shoes at.
We are still here and have our Guns loaded heavy|p
HJfor the Spring Trade. |p
i -~-?? I
? n&fl1D THIST I
We have made a careful survey of the Clothing, Hat|||
^and Shoe market. i|
Through all the traveling salesmen with the largest**
^wholesale houses, and also through our Special Buyer infoi
|New York city, and we are up to date on prices and qual-|?|
frty. And will be able to show you the prettiest and bestp|
|||line of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Gent's Furnishings'!!
fever shown in Laurens. All we ask is to come and see^
or yourself?get our prices and see the goods.
jPj Thanking our Friends and Customers of this *n<*||
^surrounding Counties for their liberal patronage in ^iei^
SSpasl, and heartily extending them an invitation to make^
f?^our store their headquarters when in town we are yourjfcj)
I JDavis & ^o^eir. 1
NEW FIRM I '
Arriving Daily and Will
br sold at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
J. R. Mintrr & Son.
Piedmont Savings and Investmont Co.
GREENVILLE, S. C.
L. W. SIMKINS, Agent, Lanrcns, S, 0,
plan be sure and
save you money.
: Before borrowing on the instalment
Loan Plan of this Company, // will
Second Hand School Books
May be some that You Need.
TJ?e Laurels t>tixg Co.
Druggists and Stationers.
We Deliver all Goods to Your
Depot Free from #10 and
up anywhere in South Carolina.
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
S. M, & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
All persons soiling pistols and
eartridges Ac, in Laurons county
must pay their liconuo at once.?
Also parlies Rolling Hewing ma
chines, clocks, &c, must pay li
AT a regu'ar meeting of tl.c
County Board of Commieeionorr',
held ifct Monday in January, i89(>,
it was ordered that tho license for
Peddlers and Tankers will remain
the samo as heretofore.
By order of
It. P. A DA i it,
Jan. 28, 189G?2??
R. P. ADAIR,
The above will bo paid for the
delivery of Arch Johnson, alias
Chalmers, an escaped convict, to
(ho Laurens chain gang, Laurens,
S. 0. Ho escaped Dec. 81, last.
Johnson la a negro, 15 years old,
live leet 10 Inches high, glngcr-cako
color, nearly bald, upper eyo teeth
missing, hair inclined to bo
straight, turns his foet outward
walking and has a drawling ac
It. P. Adah;,
Jan. 13, 181)5,?
NOTICE TO TRUSTEES.
Each net of Diotrict School Trustees
iuo requested to forward to tho under*
signed a list of the number of taxable /'
polls in their respective School Districts! \a
Also, the number of children between
the ages of six and twenty-one years.
J. A. MADDEN,
School Commiasloner L. O.
Jan. 14, 18*10.