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LAUKENS, 8. C Mar. 24, 1890.
As We See the Situation.
The sun risen higher in the heavens
.and the ides of May will assuredly
come. Tillman knows that in the
Demoeratio organization he is a feath
er weight. He takes the chances and
therefore wrote his letter to Bold,
leaving the way open to the Populist's
party, a silver party or any other party
to bo hatohed from tho acoldonts of the
next four months. A tame submission
to the conservative non-revolutionary
poiloy of a steady going old fashioned
democratic machine, will stultify his
past, blast the expectations ho has
raised the dream of his future and tho
hope of his following.
What will he do? Ho will go to the
State Demooratio Conventiou from old
Edgefleld. He will havo the pro
gramme ? tho resolutions in his
breeches pockot?ho will movo thorn
And they will go to tho committee of
thirty-six, one from oach county. All
Others will be referred to this commit
tee without debate. Till man's resolu
tions will be reported; a minority will
report a substitute proposing instruc
tions to stand by tho Chicago platform;
it will promptly go to the table; die; and
Tillman and a Tillman delegation go
to Ohicago uninstructod with tho fate
of the Democratic party of South Caro
lina in their pookots. There are four
months however for tho Democratic
leaders to formulate a policy and get
together as a party. Tn this contin
gency the party in this State may hold
together, otherwise to atoms and tho
winds it goes. If the Chicago platform
adopts silver, Tillman sticks; if it
straddles he may stick; it is more pro
bable howovor that he will see nothing
for Tillman in tho old staid ranks and
over the fence ho goes. As goes tho
bell weather so goes tho flook and
South Carolina is no longor in the
democratic column. In that caso tho
Simon pure democrats will organize,
but will bo unable to savo tho vote for
the Chicago ticket. Thus far wo proph
esy and no farther. All will conclude
that the steadfast, steady, unconquera
ble but passive unaggressivo and help
less conservatives (socalled) are and
will not be responsible.
One argument for a Constitutional
Convention was tho promise of all
white people In South Carolina
getting together. One comment af
ter the rising of that body was that
euch had been the result. Tho fact
however appears to bo that tho
only eggs that hatched towards tho
verification of tho promise were a few
mugwumps here and there, in Charles
ton, Columbia, Greenville, Abbeville,
and old Edgefleld might bo included.
Now after all it appears we are to havo
a bitter campaign in the State with as
much savagery and bitterness as has
divided our people during the last five
years. This is the conclusion of the
whole matter as tho political weather
flags indicato at this writing. Tho
philosophy of tho whole thing lies in
the fact that there aro fow heroes, few
that are anxious to sacrifice their po
litical hopes and prospects on the altar
of their country for peace and harmony
sake. Fortunately tho Indications now
are that there will be little animosity
growing out of the contest for county
offices and the warring elements will
be contestants for the high places as
Governor, State offices, Senators and
members of Congress.
Ihere has been some recent com
ment upon the pronunciation of tho
word "clerk" by officials of our House
Of Representatives and Judges of our
Supreme and Circuit Courts. They are
charged with pronouncing "clerk"
"dark"?as, "will tho clark do so and
so," "tho clark will call the roll." It is
further stated that it was che rule with
the ante-Tiollum Judges, Speakers and
other presiding officers. The assortlon
is in the category of allegations fre
quently made, with llttlo or no ovi
denoe to support them. A like state
ment is made with reference to tho
pronunciation of "either and neither"
as "ither and nlthor" under the old
regime. In both instances the allega
tion is untrue in faot. Just as now,
these pronunciations were regarded as
fantastic, pure affectations, and when
ever Indulged, furnished occasion for
observation and criticism. Nobody
ever hoard Harper, O'Neal, Wardlaw,
MoDuffiow Orr speak of tho "Clark"
of the Colkt This prpnuncHtlc.i was
the exnWnion. regarded an affectation
noJg#wsay tho affectation of small mon.
??rift this State, while not conclusive, it
has always been held as prima facia of
dimlnutlveness, putting the burden of
proof on the other side. It is safo to
say that those gentlemen who aro now
. remarked for their pronunciation of
the words noted will bo hereafter re
membered for little or nothing else.?
As matter of fact these little manner
isms of pronunciation are -usually loft
to men of smaller mould, just as a gon
/ tleman's man servant is oxpocted to be
more nearly point-de-vice and up to
date in the matter of oravats than his
# # ?
Mr. A. O. KoUook, retires from tho
editorship of the Cheraw Reporter, and
Mr. J. P. Dickson assumes the respon
sible Position? which Mr. Kollock abdi
The Trustees of Clerason held their
meeting during last week. Senator
Tillman attended from Washington.
The study of the French and German
Languages was abolished, greater at
tention to be given to the English.
This was a mistake. CTemson, it is
true, is primarily, to instruot in Agri
culture and the mechanical arts; yet
the men to come out of Olemson should
be fitted to enter other fields than cot
ton and corn fields. Many of them by
force of intellect and general charac
ter will bo worthy of ministerial and
consular appointments and will bo
hrndloapped for life by want of a
knowledge of foreign tongues. French
or German or both Bhould be taught in
every academy. English, of course,
should not bo ignored; but with the ed
ucational advantages now o very where
afforded it should not bo long when
English pure and undefiled should be
caught up at every fireside.
Ben Tillman is tho center of tho
whole system. Everything revolves
around Benjamin?or has to this sec
ond?but there appears to bo some
hysterics among the small political
planets at this junoture. Some aro in
apogee, some in perigee and some
In opposition and in danger of
imminent collision. But thore is
no great reason for alarm. Tho law
of gravitation throughout the material
world and worlds, holds to the weight
of a hair. Thero nood be no appro
hension. Comots nor earthquakes as
yet have disturbed the harmonious
movoments of tho thousands lessor
sphores. Benjamin is still the center
around which the aerolite of three in
ches diameter revolves. The sun gov
erns. You may watch any littlo moon
and planot by her phases, but there is
no germination excopt by tho rays of
Bonjamin?the milky way?the myriad
little nameless stars shine by reflected
light. Obey the injunction of Green
Our good friend Killingsworth is al
ways thoughtful and considerate and
being thoughtful and considerate, don't
forget us. He sends us tho Now York
Herald of last Sunday, with a charm
ing story in it and piotures that mako
"each separate hair stand on end like
quills upon the fretful porcupine." We
hope our young friend will continue to
sond us these socalled metropolitan
papors. There are some things how
ovor, that should be kept In mind. Wo
aro no longer rural?rustic?suburban
?rus In urbe?neither rus-in-Irby,
Europe runs Asia and Africa too, ex
copt when Africa runs Europo, tho
United States runs Europo, Tillman
and Irby run tho United States and
Laurens and Edgefield run Irby and
Our lordly House of Commons adopts
Resolutions rebuking Minister Bayard
for his anti-Protection Expressions it
Europe. Praise from that quartet
would scandalise a saint.
Discussing tho Immigration Bill,
Lodge, of Masschusetts, favorod ex
cluding "illiterate and ignorant Immi
grants." Then our "Ancestry" should
Vest and Tillman' now object to
Cloveland, his home mission speeches
and duck shooting. Tho ducks will bo
Woodruff Wants a Mill.
Within tho noxt twolvo months if
nothing happens Woodruff will bo tho
sito of another cotton mill. Already
$45,000 of the stock has boon raised.?
Tho outlook is vory encouraging. Tho
citizens of Woodruff aro livo and pro
gressive. They generally succeed in
their undertakings. ? Spartanburg
Batesburg, March 21.?Tho Bates
burer Cotton Mill was sold at public
auction to-day, by W. A. Watts, re
ceiver, of Laurens. Tho property was
Eurchascd by the Georgia Railroad
ank of Augusta, for $17,800, which
sum will about pay off tho indebtedness
of tho concern.?The State.
THE M?T?AL LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF NEW YORK
RICHARD A. McCURDY President
For tho year ending December SI 1805
Assets. $121,21.1,721 33
Liabilities .... 104,347,167 68
Snrplus. $20,800,603 75
Total Inroino .... $48,607,480 51
Totftl Paid rollcy.hol(!cr8 lu
18U5 . . . . . $28,120,728 46
Insurnnro aud Annuities In
forco - - - - - $800,074,458 78
Net gain in 1805 . . . $01,047,045 30
Norn?Insurance merely writ/en Is discarded
from tills Statement ns wholly misleading, and
only insurance actually issued und ]> aid for in
cash it included.
I have carefully examined tho foregoing State
ment and find tho samo 10 be correct
Ciiaki.rs A. PHELLKR Auditor
From tho Surplus a dividend will bo apportioned
Report of tho Examining Committee
Office of Tho Mutual Life Insurance Company
of New York
February it, 1896
At n meeting of the Hoard of Trustees of thit
Company, held on the 18th day of December last,
tho undersigned wcro appointed n Committee to
examine tho annual r.'.atcmcnt for the year ending
December 31, 1895, and to verify the samo by
comparison with tho assets of the Company.
The Committee have carefully performed the
duty assigned t > them, and hereby certify that
the statement Is in all particulars correct and that
the nssc'.s specified therein arc in possession of the
In making this certificate the Committee bear
testimony to the high character of the investments
of the Company and express their approval of the
system, order, and accuracy with which the ac
counts and vouchers have 1>ccn kept, and the
business in general transacted.
(?Knie) Hi C von Post nones.- Olvphant
Chas. n. Henoihcom W?. P. Dixo<*
James C. Hoiotii J. H. HtnniCK
ROBERT A. ORfcNNICS Vicc Prcsibcnt
WALTTtn R. Gillette General Manager
Isaac F. I.i.ovo ad Vice-I'residcnl
Fhrdrbic Ckomwii.i. Trcaturer
Kmokv McClimtocis Actuary
<?>" P. H. Hyatt, General Agent for
South Carol Ina,'Columbia, S. O.
Do you want an Organ?
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I represent tho finost lino of Organs
in America and at fair prices, and on
torms. For Catalogues and par
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In combination, proportion and
process Hood's Sarsaparilla is peculiar
to itself, and unequalled in true merit.
No other medicine ever possessed so
much curative power, or reached such
enormous sales, or made such won
derful cures, as Hood's Sarsaparilla.
It is undoubtedly the best medicine
ever mado to purify, vitalize and cn
rioh tho blood.
That is tho secret of its success.
ltcad this statement:
" When my son was 7 years of age, he
had rheumatic (ever and acute rheuraa
tlsm, which settled in hia left hip. He
was so sick that no one thought there was
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sores. Wo had three different doctors.
Pieces of bone camo out of the sores. The
last doctor said the leg would have to be
cut open and tho bone scraped, before ho
could got well. Howard>became so low
that he would eat notching, and ono doc
tor Bald thero wob no chance for him.
"One day, a newspaper recommending
Hood's Sarsaparilla was loft St our door.
We decided to try this medicine. Howard
commenced taking it tho laot of February,
after having been sick for a year and a
half. Ho hadn't taken it a week beforo I
saw that his appetite began to improve,
and then he gained rapidly. I gavo him
five bottles, whon the uorcs wcro nil hoaled
and they nevor broko out agnin. Tho
crutches ho had used for tour yearn woro
laid aside, as he had no further uso for
thorn. I give all tho credit to Hood's Sar
saparilla." Mrs. Ada L. Moody, Fay
Street, Lynn, Mass.
This nnd many similar cures provo that
Is the One Truo Blood rurlfler. All druggists. $1.
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
n,? euro Liver Ills; easy to
flOOd S PlllS tako, easy to operate. 25c.
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
In Probate Court.
WHEREAS, J. P. Simpson has
made suit to mo to grant him Let
ters of Administration, of the Es
tate of and effects of Anna E.
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular tho
kindred and creditors of said Anna
E. Simpson, deeeused, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Laurens, S. C, on the 31st day of
March, 1896 next, after publi
cation thereof, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the Administration,
should not be granted.
Qiven under my hand, this lGth
day of March.
O. g. THOMPSON, j.p.l.c.
Mar. 10, 1896--2t.
Of Settlement and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 7th day
of April, 1896, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Administratrix of the estate of
Lanson Owens, deceased, in
the office of Judge of Pro
bate, for Laurens county at 11
o'clock A. M.t and on the same
day will apply for a final dis
charge from my trust as such Ad
All persons having demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
Feb. 29, 1896-4t
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every mitnro nnd drnroo. It mukim an operation with
tho knlfo or injootions of carbollo acid, which ce
painful and Heidorn a permanent cure, and often rp
?uitinu in death, unnecessary. Why endure this
terrible disease? We guarantee.0 boxes
to cure any cnan. You only pay for benetlts re
ceived. (I abox,6for$S. Sent by mall.
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thoareat J/IVER nnd BTOMAOIl KKOULATOR nnd
BLOOD f'UItlUKR. Kmall, mild and pleasant to
take, especially adapted for children's use. 60 Dose*
For Sale by the Laurens Drug Co.
J. B. PARK,
Attoroy at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
?S5* Spocial attontion given to tho in
vestigation of titles and collection of
to he secured by
Plantations and Farms.
Terms Easy?Apply to
Simpson & Barksdale.
Laurens, S. C. Attorneys at Law.
WE HAVE NO ACENTS
bnt ship from our factor/ nt
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where for examination; pay
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DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
1>ats -Mt udayaud Tueadayp.
Sheriff's Sale for April.
The State of South Carolina against
Claud A. Floyd.
By virtue of a Tax Execution to
me directed, I will sell at Laurens
C. iL, S. C, on Salcsday In April,
1800, all that lot, piece or parcel of
land, situated in the town of Wa
terloo, Laurens County, S. C, con
taining one Acre, more or less,
bounded by lots of Dr. W. B. Har
ris, Jane M. Smith and others,
levied on and to be sold as the
property of eland A. Floyd for
taxes due for fiscal year beginning
November 1st, 1893.
Terms of sale cash.
G. 8. McCkavv,
Alar. 3, 1890?4t 8. L. O.
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY of LAURENS.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Perpetual Building and Loan As
sociation, Plaintiff, against J. M.
Vlsan3ka aud othors, Defendants.
By virtue of a decree of the
Court in the above stated case I
will sell at Laurens C. H., S. C, on
Salesday in April, 1800, during the
lagal hours of sale, in front of the
Court House door, all that lot or
parcel of land situated in the city
of Laureus, State of South Caro
lina, containg one-half of one Acre
more or less and bounded on the
South by Main Street,on the West
by lots of J. J. Roland and Mrs.
Julia McGowan, on the East by
Jail lot and lot of A. H. Martin, it
being the J. M. Visanska home
Terms of Sale?One-half cash
the ballance on credit of twelve
months, with interest on credit
portion secured by a bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of the
premises sold, with leave to bidder
to pay his entire bid in cash. If
terms of sale are not complied with
the lot will bo resold on same Sales
day at risk of the former pur
chaser. Purchaser to pay for
G. S. McChaw,
Mar. 3, '9G-4t s. Ii. c. s. c.
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?not a mere disappearance
of outward signs. It at
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blood and soon the result is
seen in the clear complexion,
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and completely ?estoreo
health. Easy to take and
saves you many doctor's
bills. Not a new discovery
?just a good old fashioned
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_ to distribute
monts In pr-.rt. p&ytOO&t ter tt UtSU KVU'Ut Acme
bicycle. w?:1cH Wp UOna ti'.r.iri o:\r.pproval. No
work tiono until tue blcycVi arrives aud proves
Young Ladies ???Lh0
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That there is not
a family anywhere
to which money
means so much?
ten cents means so
much?-that it can
afford not to ex-r
change ten cents a
month for the art,
the refinement, the
pleasure, and the
information that a
copy of Munsey's
Magazine will bring
to the fireside.
FRANK A. MUNSEY,
151 Fifth Avc, New York.
NOTICE TO TRUSTEE^
Each set of District Bohool Trusteed
are requested to forward to the unde/
signed a list of the number of taxable
polls in their Respective School District*.
Mho, the mi fiber of children betwee
tho ages of sis and twenty-one years.
J. A. MADDEN.
STILL ALIVE^ a
tThe prices we sold goods at in the Fall, 1895, cre-J
ated a great storm throughout the country, and people^
^from everywhere came from far and near to get the bene-|8|
Ifit of the
$we sold Clothing, Hats and Shoes at.
We are still here and have our Guns loaded heavy^|
Hfor the Spring Trade. ||
|? We have made a careful survey of the Clothing, Hat|y|
p|and Shoe market. |t|
j^j Through all the traveling salesmen with the largest^
^wholesale houses, and also through our Special Buyer in^
New York city, and we are up to date on prices and qual-p|
ity. And will be able to show you the prettiest and bestj&
line of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Gent's Furnishings*^'
evpr shown in Laurens. All waApk is to come and see
r yourself?get our prices ancTsee the goods.
Thanking our Friends and Customers of this and^
surrounding Counties for their liberal patronage in thcjj|
^past, and heartily extending them an invitation to make^
|||our store their headquarters when in town we are your^
Arriving Dailv and Will
be sold at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
J. R. Mintbr <fc Son.
Goiptl l^mgwtac? Unten ol South Ctaoliiuu
? In God We Trust. #
Believing the liquor traffic to be one of the most prolific sources of
misery and crime In our country, and standing directly in the way of
the progress of the cause of Christ, we hereby unite unselves in organ
ization "In His name0 for? Its suppression.
Dr. I). L. Booker, President. T. J. LaMotte, Socrotary.
B\ H. Hyatt, Treasurer. O. D. Stanley, Oh'rn Ex. Com.
. Rev, L. L, Abbot, State Organiter.
Use your sense and save your Dollars.
DO^WE ?*? j give yoxx a Hi^h ^ra<*e Wheel at thiB Prict.
For the first use your Reason.
For the second examine the goods.
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The Highest of High Grades at
P. S.?Wc can furnish a few of the 1895 models at $65.00.
jJfjaV" Bicycles sold on instalment or for Cash.
S.M. &E.fi.Wilkes & CO.
" << M
? <4 M
New Pianos of All Grades
On Installments. Easy payments?
The Cheapest I handle,.$225.00
The next grade " " . 275.00
See Higher Grades of Uprights and Grands from $500.00 to
$1,500.00. Second hand Pianos at ALL. PRICES.
M. A. MALONE, Columbia, S. C.
005" If you desire to learn why legitimate Pianos can not bo
sold at retail for less than $200.00, and that any sold below thaK
price are without merit or value. Ask by mail The Musical Cou*
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the world, and it will explain to you without charge if you send
this advertisement in your letter.
Geo. H. Boyd
has removed his
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to the store room under the Advkrtisbii Oftice in Hall's building, and
also remember that his stock is full and complete and the LOWEST