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LAUBENS, 8. O., April 7, 1896.
Ago adds virtue to many things?as
"old wine in bottles;" old friends havo
a sweet and pleasant savour*, bric-a
brac, curios, jcwols, and many things
of suoh great value that they cannot
grow out of fashion. We have been led
to these reflections by a batch of old
* newspapers sent us by our valued
friend, Mr. W. D. Sullivan from his
beautiful home on the banks of the
Reedy, waiting (and we trust not to
wait long) for the musio of great
wheels and the whir of thousands of
spindles responsivo to the roar of the
tumbling waters of his splendid shoals.
It is a valuable talent to havo a knack
of saving things and wo have much en
joyed a leisure hour in looking back
ward to tho times these old documents
record. They aro not so old that tho
memory of man runneth not to tho con
trary, but thoy aro growing cobwebby
and the things and porsonagos they dis
ousslaro already of history, and in a llt
tlo while will be themes of tradition.
We have the Columbia Dally Union,
an intensely radical shoot, of August 1,
1872. ThoBO wore tho days of good
stealing in South Carolina, whon tho
Legislative expenses for one yoar
amounted to ovor four hundred thou
sands dollars. This papor was a shar
er in tho gains and a faithful organ of
the exquisite rascals of those times. It
was intensely Grant as against Grcoly.
A copy of the Now York Wookly Sun
contains a groat speech of Charles Sum
ner in opposition to Grant, Grant and
Grcoly being the opposing candidates
for the Presidency. Those aro some of
the head lines, in groat capitals, to this
courtly but savage attack upon the
great war chieftain of the other side:
"The Oaezar") "Tho Usurper ar
raigned;" Tho King of i Nepotists;"
"Reform and Purity of Government
Demanded;" (there wero cranks, even
in those days)" "The Presidency a
Trust, Not a Plaything;" Personal
Governmental and Presidential Pre
tensions;" ^iteration being passible at
that critical period). Tho speech was
delivered in tho U. S. Senate May 31,
1872 and the paper bears tho imprint,
June 5, of that year. But Grant went
in with more than threo million voters
at his back. Another of the faded,
yellow, timo stained prints Is the Rich
mond Dally Enquirer, of July 1, of tho
same year. It contains a letter of Gen.
Henry A. Wise addressed to Col. John
8. Mosby, the confederate Guerilla, af
terwards an admirer of Grant and his
appointee to a groat consular place in
China. Gen. Wise, it will be noted, as
Governor of Virginia had hung old
John Brown, of sainted memory, and
whose soul is still marching on. Tho
letter was in answer to an inquiry by
Mosby if Virginia should support Grunt
or Grooly. Ono sentence from Gon.
Wise's noble letter will reveal tho
tenor of tho wholo. "Bathed in toars
and draped in mourning, as she is or
ought to bo at the burial of her rights
and past power and glory, it is about
as proper and docont for her to be
mingling in tho cabals of parties strug
gling for oiTico and patronage, as it
would be for a widow of yesterday,
^?hose husband's corpso Is lying In her
chamber, to receivo the calls of lusty
beau^?, or to accept tickets to midnight
balls." -The letter is written In all tho
fervor of great Virginia patriot, but
it wa9 wasted on Mosby, who sniffed
the odor of sjjpl18 from, afar and went
lovingly andontJ1U8ia8t'ca,1y for Grant.
A copy of the Sunday Mercury, Phila
. delphia, of June lOtLV1872 accompanies
the batch. It was a sli)?011 Puro demo
cratic journal and true t*8 steel. Grant
was then President and ^Congress had
adjourned. Tho republic*1118 wero bent
on re-electing Grant as\tne stealing
was imperial. Somebody had mado
Grant a present of a cottage at Long
Branoh, a sea side rc-'?rt that th?
Grants greatly popn'-ai'iaed. Here Is
whab the Morcurtf has to 8ay of tho
departure of th?* great captain Presi
dent: "Congi*388 adjourned on Monday
evening a^d on Tuesday tbo Prosidont,
with tb'? Dents, the Babcocks and Pot
tot s, a number of bull pups, and othor
dogs, eleven horses, and ono jackass,
went to Long Branch." Commenting
on how lightly lay the cares of State on
Grant, the Mercury says: "Grant should
wrlto a book entitled?"governing mado
easy" for tho bonoflt of -'National Rul
ers," &o. We wish wo had space to
draw moro largoly from theso old
prints. We closo this review with
the remark, that thoro would be no
demand now for tho book as suggested,
and that tho breed of jackasses did not
expire with tho single specimen that
accompanlod tho groat party to Long
Branoh in 1872.
Oj? the 30th March last Gov: Evans
commuted to life imprisonment tho
death sontonco of Wash Owens, con
? vloted in this county of the assassina
tion of Mr. Dor roh Hairston soveral
years ago. Owons was carried to tho
Ponitlontiary upon some suspicion of a
contemplated lynching. Horo is what
tho Columbia correspondent of tho
Charleston News and Courier says:
Governor Evans to day commuted tho
sentence, of Wash Owons, convicted of
murder iu Laurons to lifo Imprison
^mont in tho Penitentiary. Owons is a
'logro and killed a whito man named
lalrston about two years ago. There
jve been many appeals, respites, otc,
1 finally commutation. Tno Judge,
Icltor and many citizens rocom
\ded the Governor to ta?co .such ac
\ thoro being certain mitigating
?^stances in tho caso.
ph Hairston was shot to death as
1th his wife at tho supper ta
8 farm in the neighborhood of
*ln thlsyfeounty. Theso were
instances." It was a most
ir ono prioe,
It is a common thing to joke about
lawyers; sometimes it is no joke; and
sometimes it is a very grave matter.?
In a grave yard in England upon a
modest tombstone is the following in
scribed to a lawyer named Strange:
"Here lies an honest lawyer; it is
Strange." ' Now strange things come
about In spite of us. Here we have dis
patches from Washington that Tillman
is ''worried." This has a weird sound.
He has been talking for three years,
as he is talking now. There is nothing
now in his declared purposes; upon
every occasion; upon every stump he
has denounced the democracy of tho
country. But note; not a protest, not
a note, syllable or whisper of dissent
has gone up never so faintly from the
thousands of his following?not a word
from the hundreds of organs that
daily and weekly have echoed and
trumpeted the acclaim that has rent
tho air in his praise for all these years.
How is this? Hero now on the very
eve of tho day when all his glories aro
to ripen we hear the rumbling of grum
bling, dissonant sounds, and dallying
doubts. At the very moment and in the
very nick of fruition: When It comes
to the sticking point!?can it be, can
it be, that so great an army of friends;
standing firmly, steady In the ranks,
splitting their throats and tossing
their caps so wl Idly aro now as comes
tho order to move forward?as the
minute guns proclaim to move on tho
works, there shall bo faltering and ro
calcitration all along tho lines.
"But yostorday, the word of (Till
man) might have stood against the
world: "Now, lies ho there, and none
so poor to do him reveronco." Strange
indood aro the vicissitudes of this
Benjamin is all wrong to want to dis
rupt the Democratic party and we aro
not with him, but tho poor inoffensive
oircumambient air that we breathe
every day should not have beon beaten
and battorod out of all proportion when
many times aforetime ho has batter?
whanged the democratic party.
Irby'8 committee assembles to-day at
Columbia to call a Stato Convontion.
Whother it will be for Irby or Tillman
is the question. It is two to one that
it will simply order a convention, and
tho reorganization of tho clubs for
that purpose?and straddle all the
pond ing issues. Imagine a giant of
bigness to hold the Court House bo
twoon his legs and you have tho pic
Tho card published in this issue of
The Advertiser over tho signature
of Mayor Calvert should address itself
to every interest in this county. Wo
trust Supervisor Adah- will bo ablo to
secure a good dolcgation of farmers
from Laurens to attend at Spartanburg.
Laurcns should not lag behind in hav
ing her splendid natural resources re
presented at Chicago.
A report was started that Governor
Evans was opposed to a primary to test
tho popular will as to the next United
States Senator. Gov. Evans declares
that he is in favor of a primary and has
favored tho primary all the while.
Tho appropriation by tho Legislature
to support the South Carolina Military
Academy is short about $2,000 and ben
ofic iaries will have to advance $30 each.
Such was the action of tho Board of
Trustees, which convened at Columbia
during last week.
Secretary Smith and Congressman
Crisp are discussing tho financial pro
blems in Georgia. Speakers and Au
ditors have the sympathy of tho coun
Westward, tho Star of Empire takes
its way. Even New England scos
"light in the We8fc" and McKinley is
the rising luminary.
* ? *
The Election Committee of tho House
of Representatives will report in favor
of Col. William Elliott, the sitting
Democrat against Murray, colored Re
publican and contestant.
Tho Pro98 and Banner says, that it
does not got the Congressional Record
since Wade Hampton went out of tho
Senate. And who does?
The Advertiser and the Wookly
Atlanta Journal ono year for ono price,
ono dollar and a half, cash.
5UN.'M0N. TUljrViD THVR 'MirMT
THIS IS THE MONTH
to cleanse the blood 1 Malaria,
Chills and Fever, that dull,
heavy, tired feeling, pimples,
blotches and headaches, all are
due to bad blood. Prepare the
system for Summer's tremen
dous drain upon your energy by
using the scientific blood purifier
Da. CLARK JOHNSON'S 4
Not an experiment, but a house
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all blood diseases, Rheumatism,
Scrofula, Liver and Kidney
Complaint and lack of vitality.
Millions of bottles sold. Easy
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50c. per bottle; all druggists. X
The regular examination for teachers,
both white and colored, will be held 'at
Laurens on April 24th.
JAME9 A. MADDEN,
April 1,1800 -24 -31
A MODEL COTTON MILL.
PRESIDENT LUCAS' MILL AT LAU
RENS ABOUT COMPLETED.
Running in Less Than a Month.
Capacity of the Mill Doubled Be
fore the Boof was on?Laurens
Takes New Life on (he Prospect
of thie Qroat Manufacturing En
prise?Cheaper Than Any, But
Second to None.
About tho first of last year the
people of Laurens came together
and decided to build a cotton mill.
They had made numerous efforts to
establish such an enterprise before
and failed, and consequently it was
with some misgivings that the pro
jectors set to work.
Mr. W. E. Lucas, of this city/then
president of the Morgan Iron
Works, was chosen president and
treasurer of the mill and confidence
in the enterprise soon came. The
capital stock of $200,000 was read
ily subscribed and a site purchased,
which is splendidly suited for tho
purposes of the mill. It is on an
elevated, gradual slope, between
the Charleston and Carolina West
ern and the-Laureus aud Newberry
railroads, thus giving the benefit of
competing lioes. Both roads have
put in sido tracks and freight can
be handled either by the P.R. &W.
C. with Seaboard Air Lino connec
tions or over the branch road to
Newberry, operated by the Atlan
tic Coast Line, with traffic arrange
ments with the Southern. This
gives direct connections with tho
three great systems East , and
The mill owns 100 acres of land.
A stream of water runs through the
property, giving ample water sup
ply for fire protection aud steam
purposes. All of the bricks were
made on the land owned by the
company, the clay being of superior
On April JOth, 1895, the first
work on tho mill was done. On
March 25(h iollowing, the first cot
ton was run through the mill and
President Lucas established his
claim of building a mill in tho
shortest time on record and at the
While this mill is the cheapest
ever built, it is in construction and
equipment second to none. The
walls are unusually thick and the
workmanship throughout is excel
lent, all tho work being done with
The directors were so well
ploased with their start that boforo
the machinery was bought they
decided to double the capacity of
the mill, and the engines, dynamos,
shaftings etc., in the present mill
were placed with a view to the dou
The main building is 100 feet
wide by 240 feet long, four stories.
The engine room is 40x?0 foot.?
Roller room 35x00 feet. The boiler
is 1,200 horse-power and is of the
patent upright build, showing the
be9t coal test of any on the market.
The engine is made by Qeo. H. Cor
less, and has a capacity of 1,008
horse power. The present building
has a capacity of 15,000 spindles
and a complement of looms. The
extension to be built as soon as the
mill is running will hold 20,000 ad
ditional spindles and looms; using
tho same power and lighting plant,
picker room, carding elevators etc.
Tho designing and engineering
of this mill was done by Mr, S. TL
Chadwick, of Charlotte, who is
perhaps the foremost man in such
work In the South to dsy, and who
is doing as much as any man in tho
Sonth, to build up this country, and
developed our resources. This mill
is certainly a credit to his skill.
The tenement houses are neat
and very comfortable, single story,
horizontally weatherboarded and
built for occupancy by single fam
ilies. Ample grounds are given* to
each house, and they are delight
fully situated on an eminence back
of the mill.
The product of this mill will be
twill goods, 10 and 46 inches, 6 yards
to the pound. Tho product will bo
handled by Cary, Bayne & Smith.
President. Lucas expects to havo
tho mill in full operation by May
1st, and but for some delay In tho
shipment of machinery it would be
Every piece of machinery in this
mill Is new and up-to-date?the
best of its kind on tho market.?
Mr. Lucas is familiar with all the
details of machinery and has been
careful in each instance to get tho
best, regardless of cost. But by his
good judgment in building he has
made the mill cost less than $17.00
per spindle, including the land and
all building machinery and ap
pliances. When tho addition is
made as contemplated, tho cost
will be very much reduced per
The building of this mill has
already had a perceptible effoct on
tho business of Laurens. The mer
chants are more hopeful and tho
citizens generally are taking new
interest fn their town. Laurens Is
ono of tho best counties in the State
and thoro is no reason, now that
her paoplo are united on this great
manufacturing entcrpriso, why tho
town should not grow and prosper.
So mote it be!?Spartanburg Her
J. B. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
r&r Special attention givon to the in
vestigation of titles and collection of
to uk 8h0urkd hy
Plantations and Farms.
Terms Easy?Apply to
SlMPSOxV & BARKSDALBj
Laurens, S. C. Attornoys at Law.
Do yon want an Organ?
Do yon want the best?
I represent tho llnest lino of Organs
in America and at fair prices, and on
easy torms. For Catalogues and par
M. A. Malone, Columbia. S.C.
WE HAVE NO AGENTS
but r.iiip from our factory at
wholcdnlo prices. Ship any
whore for cxnmlnntton: j-ny
freight both ways If not ?Atlit
factory. 100 Mylen of
Carriage*. 60 My lea of
llni-ncaa. H*nd 4cta.
for 112 page catalogue
SUMMIT ( ARHUflK A*D
W. 9. TnU, Sw>, KOWrt, i
Nerree* are weak, many people say,
and yet they do not seem to know
that they are literally starving thoir
nerves. Weak, pale, thin blood can
not give proper sustenance ? that ia
?why you are nervous, tired, exhausted.
The cure for this> condition is to
purify, vitalizo and enrigh your blood.
Take Hood's Sar?aparilla fairly and
faithfully, and tbo rich, red blood,
which it makes, will soon feed the
nerves the elements of true strength
they rcqujre; they will cense their agi
tation and will rcsunio their proper
place ? being under the control ? in
stead of controlling tho brain and
body. Read Miss Hartley's letter:
"I want to express my gratitudo for
what Hood's Barsaparilla has dono for
me. My health has been very poor for
three years, duo to troublo with my
I was nervous, had pains in my back. I
cannot tell what I Buffered. My eyesight
became affected and I was so despondent
I did not have any interest iu lifo. I had
two physicians, but my complaints bc
camo worse. I was told that I was affected
with Brlgbt's disease. A relative urged
mo to try Hood's Sareaparilla. I did no
and in a short time I hognn to notico a
change In my condition. Things began
to appear brighter, my eyes improved and
did not troublo mo so severely. My appe
tito returned and I gained Btrength overy
day. I am now able to do my own work,
and fcol perfectly well. I cannot find
words to express my gratitude for what
Hood's Sarsapnrilla has dono for mo and I
gladly recommend it." MissElua Bart
LEY, 213-la 8. Grant Avc., Columbus, Ohio.
Isthc Ons True Wood Purifier. All druggists. $1.
Prepared only by C. 1.1 food & Co., Lowell, Mass.
? j. t-?s,i 0Mre '-Ivor Ills; easy to
nOOCl S PlIlS take.ensytoonorato. 25o.
Of Settlement and Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 30th day
of April, 1896, I will render a
final account of my acts and do
ings as Administrator of the estate
of Carrie B. Fuller, dee'd, in the
office of Judge of Probate for Lau
rens 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
C. L. FULLER,
Mar. 31, 1S9G?4t.
0/' Settlement and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 7th day
of April, 1S96, 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., and on the same
clay -will apply for a final dis
charge from my trust as such Ad
All persons having demands
I against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
Feb. 29, 1896.-41
A N?w nnd Oompleto Treatment, consisting ol
KIPPORITORIKH. Cuixiuloii of Ointment end two
see of Ointment. A novor failing Coru for rUMOl
every nature and degree. It muk?s on operation witu
tho lentfo or injections of carbollo ncid. which c?
painful nnd seldom a permanent euro, and ofton re
sulting in death, unnucoesnry. Why one!uro thin
terrible disease? Wo nqarnntoe 6 boxt?
to cure any ense. You only pay for benotlta ro
colvedl $1 n box, 6 for to. Sontbymnll.
JAPANESE PILE OINTMENT, 25c. a Box.
PnMCTIDATIflMCurGd, Piles Prevented,
bUNO I IrM I IUI* by Japanoso LlverPellots
tho areat I.TVER nnd STOMACH REGULATOR ond
RLOOl) PURIFIER. Small, mild and pleasant to
toko, especially adupted for children's use. CO Ooee*
For Sale by tho Laurens Drug Co.
ments in part. j>:\ymer:t fornbtgn ktuOo Aouio
bicycle, which wo Bond tt:c:n on nuproval. No
work dono uutll tho blcyolo urrlvcs uuil provos
Young Ladies ??0&
If bn?o or airly nnply tticy rmi3t bo woll rocom<
tucrjdod. Vvrirofor panlc;Uars.
ACME CYCLE COMPANY,
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State of South Carolina,
County ok Laurens,
In Probato Court.
WHEREAS, 0. D. Harksdale, mado
suit to mo to grant him Lettera of Ad
ministration, with will annexed, of the
eatnto and effects of James Grillin Wil
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all and pingular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Jumes
Grillln Williams, dee'd, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of Probate
to he bold at Laurens 0. II., S. C, on
the 8th day of April, after publication
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the foronoon to
show cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
GIVEN under my hand, this 21st day
of March, Anno Domini, 18tMb
O. G. THOMPSON,
Mar. 23, 1896?2t j. p. l. 0.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL DANK, LAURENS.
OtfioK jjays?Monday and Tuesdays.
A Great Cyclone.
The prices we sold goods at in the Fall, 1895, cre-^\
jated a great storm throughout the country, and peoplep|
p^from everywhere came from far and near to get the bene-ips
gfit of the
?we sold Clothing, Hats and Shoes at. (M
M We are still here and have our Guns loaded heavyp|
??for the Spring Trade. W
1 n&?HD THIST I
^ We have made a careful survey of the Clothing, Hat^j)
feand Shoe market. ^
|H Through all the traveling salesmen with the largest^
Wwholesale houses, and also through our Special Buyer in?j|
ig^New York city, and we are up to date on prices and qual-p|
P&ity. And will be able to show you the prettiest and best?'
v^line of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Gent's Furnishings^
te^ever shown in Laurens. All we ask is to come and see'^
p|for yourself?get our prices and see the goods. ^
?t Thanking our Friends and Customers of this ancL?<
^surrounding Counties for their liberal patronage in the?g>
^past, and heartily extending them an invitation to make^
^our store their headquarters when in town we are your|^
Arriving Daily and Will
be sold at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
J. R. Minter & Son.
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,
t0t* If you desire to learn why legitimate Pianos can not be
sold at retail for less than $200.00, and that any sold below that
price are without merit or value. Ask by mail The Musical Cou
rier, 19 Union Square, New York, the greatest musical paper in
the world, and it will explain to you without charge if you send
chis advertisement in y/bur letter.
Use your sense and save your Dollars.
CAN WE? > . rT. , ?
DO WE? j g?veyou a High Grade Wheel at the
For the first use your Reason.
For the second examine the go
THE IDEAL i
Made and Guaranteed by The Rambler Peojt
The Highest of High Grades at
P. S.?We can furnish a few of the 1S95 models $65.00.
Bicycles sold on instalment or for jh.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes i CO.
Remember that (j?Q^ JJ^ -^0^(1 rcmovcd his
?( STOCK OF )
to the store room under the ADVERTISER Office in Ik's building, and
also remember that his stock is full and complete ail the LOWEST
Pidmont Savings and Investment Co.
GREENVILLE, S . C .
L. W. SIMKINS, Agent, Lauren*, S. C.
To BORROWERS : Before borrowing 01 the instalment
plan be sure and examine the Loan Plan of this Company. // will
save you money. Dec. 10, 1895-tt
# In God We Trust. #
Believing tho liquor tralllc to ho ono of tho most prolific sources of
misery and crime in our country, and standing directly in the way of
tho progress of the cause of Chriht, wo hereby unite unselves In organ
ization ''In His name" for its suppression.
DR. I). L. BOOZER, President. T. j. LaMotte, fcieorotary.
F, H. Hyatt, Treasurer. 0. D. Stanley, Oh'rn Ex. ?om.
I Rev. L. L.$??<w| ^Jrj;-aui/.cr.