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W. W. BALL. EDITOR.
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LAURENS, S. O., May 6, 1896.
A Laurons farmer during last week
sold a lot of cotton for which ho re
ceived $600. Examing tho monoy he
found it consisting of $5.00 in green
backs and $495 in silver certificates.?
Thereupon he reflected that if Car
lisle redeemed it in silver instead of
gold and he embarked for England or
other civilized country, on landing he
would have only $250 in his pockets.?
He believes in tho gold standard until
an international agreement with re
ference to the silver question.
The growing development of cotton
manufacturing in the South and its
probable extension raises the question
of the labor of the futuro; whether
white labor will bo equal to the de
id, should tho spindles come to the
m as now seems to be the t-u
It is a good rule to reach tho
before crossing it. To the
(sent, white labor has filled the de
mand throughout the manufacturing,
i districts of tho South. There need bo
"v anxiety as to tho near future. Tho
rears roll slowly by. It will bo a quar
>r of a century before tho South
takes much progress towards convert
ig her great staple. The South is a
vast cotton field with a tendency to
'Widen and enlarge it. There is a fas
cination in great and expanding aores
and the bulk of tho Southern capital
. will seek employment in multiplying
aores. In tho meanwhile tho trend is
towards great holdings. Much bettor
were it not so, and if tho tondoncy
were towards farming small holdings
? and the multiplication of small ono
I hundred acre farms. This hoing the
ease, tho farmer and especially the
white tenant farmer will still feel tho
pressure of compotition in tho cotton
. fields, the negro labor on tho large
plantations, driving him with his fam
ily to seek more remunerative om
ployment in the various manufactur
ing enterprises as they may be estab
lished. Conditions must greatly
''.change before there is a scarcity of
white labor for manufacturing at tho
* ? *
Quiet has reigned politically in the
State for fifteen days. The politicians
seem to hold their breath. It may be
the quiet that precedes the storm.?
Tlllman has assumed tho rolo of a na
' tlonal character. There are several
pending issues to interest us all; what
will Tillman do? Who will succeed
Irby? Who will succeed Evans? What
- will tho' State Convention say and do?
What will Chicago do? All these
questions and their solution are upper
most in tho minds of tho pooplo at this
junoture. The next four months must
settle each and all of them. Politicians,
(we have no statesmen) are dumb,
"waiting and watching." Tillman and
Irby will probably bo In tho State Con
vention. Their mouthpieces will also
be there. If it comes to tho scratch
Tillman will be able to control the
body. But pacific councils will likely
prevail. A middle ground will be
adopted, war will be avoided and Till
Vnan and Irby both go to tho Chicago
convention. The State Convention
will be a unit on silver. Tho question
will be conveniently "straddled." Tho
Evans and Irby contest will not even
tuate?It will bo postponed to the
hustings, and tho present Tlllman?
Irby issue being a back number, the
senatorial sucesBion will turn upon
merit as Reformers may determine.?
Other Riohmond8 may be In the field.
Those who aro now known as con
servatives, not being a political party,
having no head, no organization, will
"out no ice" in all that may happen*
"Enterprises of great pith and mo
ment are reported in all parts of tho
'State. Groat cotton mills and other
industries are daily established. Agri
culture, with cotton, rice, and tobacco
as the great staples, nourishes. The
educational institutions of the Stato
expand and education, academic and
collegiate, has never been paralleled
in this State or out of it. And yet we
have no free silver as in the thirties
^>r forties when cotton wont down to
The recent Legislature enacted that
alter the 1st of January 1897 it shall bo
unlawful for the heads of the depart
ments to appoint to any place of emolu
ment any person of kin by consanguin
ity or affinity, within tho sixth degree.
This is a good reform although it takes
a year after "hatching" to stand it on
its legs. '
Gen. J. Gary Watts will bo a candi
date for Adjutant and Inspeotor Gen
? oral. Gen. R. N. Richbourg, of Colum
bia will also be a candidate.
The Six Reform Congressmen at
Washington are on the anxious bonch,
Gov. Evans visited Washington dur
ing last week. The locality has an in
Pennsylvania pulls for Pattison.
Liver Trouble and Tired Feeling.
Tumbling Sjjoals, S. 0.,
I was troubled with liver complaint
and had a tired feeling. I read so
muoh about Hood's Sarsaparilla that I
determined to try it, and after taking
y? few bottles I found It did me a groat
ijeal of good, and since then I have
always taken a few bottles In tho
Spring, and have beori greatly ben
Mrh. J. C. Cluck.
Thb Advkutiskr and the Weekly
Journal one year for ono price,
?one dollar and a half, ensh.
J. A. MAUOK.V, BDITOR.
Mr. Editor:?After closing my school
at Hurricane I decided that I would try
to see more of Laurens County. As I
had learned something of the eastern
section I had a desire to travel over the
northern and western, and being inter
ested in school work, I gladly accepted
an invitation to visit a few schools in
To make this trip my faithful "Cres
cent" was called into use, and accompa
nied by the kind and genial County
School Commissioner, mounted on bis
ready "Rambler," we sped across the
country from Laurens to Maddens. Af
ter a refreshing night's rest we called at
the New Prospect school, where we met
Prof. B. Y. Culbertson .and his assist
ants. We believed that the educational
interest of Maddens was carefully looked
after by Prof. Culbeitson, and one short
stay was sufficient to prove the fact.
After giving the school a few encour
aging words we left with reluctance, and
sped across a beautiful country calling
at Oakviile, where we found a nice little
school room with Miss Clatie McDaniel
at the helm. A short ride across a hilly
country placod us across the Reedy in
a fine section of country bordoring on
Saluda. The nice country roads, the
well-cultivated fiolds, the nicely painted
farm bonnes told its own tale of the
prosperity, industry and frugality of the
people in that section. But as our mis
sion was of an educational nature I re
turn to the subject.
After having the pleasure of meeting
Miss Lula Blackwell and her little band
of workers at Mt. Bethel, we called at
Horse Creek school, whore wo fouud Mr.
W. R. McOuen In his workshop,where he
was endeavoring to cast, mold and shape
the minds of the children for greater use
fulness. Noble work requires noble men
and women to execute.
A night's rest in the pleasant home
of Mr. McCuen started us on our jour
ney afresh, and a short ride brought us
to P-'jcoton, whero wo peeped into tho
selttiol room of Miss Olive Minis, and
only a few moments was sufficient to
satisfy mo the work was in good hands,
and with the satisfaction of being able
to say "well done" we sped acroaB the
country in the direction of the Brewer
ton school, meeting on my way Dr. C.
Q. West, whom I had not eeen in eight
years. The sound of his voice and u
gi asp of the hand brought back sweet
memories of college days.
A short ride brought us to the school
room of Mies Alice Blakely, where ev
erything was in order. Each seemed to
know their duty, and wus patiently at
work. The walls were hung with suita
ble mottoes for keeping the*minds of
children directed toward a higher, no
bler and better life. We left Brewer
ton feeling that some people were born
to be teachers. Teaching by actions,
thoughts, words and deeds constitutes
a true teacher.
A ride across a fine section of country
landed us at Mt. Gallagher, where we
had the pleasure of meeting Prof. C. L.
Brooks. Though a young man he man
ages his school with a skill that older
toachers might emulate, concentrating
all his powers on his work, feeling the
great necessity of consecration in a work
that requires the most careful watching
and directing. We took our leave feel
ing sure that success must follow earn
est and persevering efforts.
After calling at Mr. L. D. Henderson's
school at Pine Grove a short while we
dismounted at Bethlahem, where we
found Miss Ida Turner. One little inci
dent will show how readily her pupils
catch new ideas. As we staid till noon
some one proposed a picnic dinner, and
Baskets and buckets were brought for
ward and their contents spread before
us and an invitation that was almost Ir
resistable for two reasons?a pressing
invitation and a keen appetite caused us
to accept. In such cases we always en
deavor to be equal to the occasion, and I
can say that our actions were equal to
our past record. We bid good bye not
from choice, but because business re
quired our attention.
Friday at 1 p. m. we turned our wheels
toward Waterloo, and last but not least
we entered a busy scene under the di
rection of Prof, and Mrs. W. T. McEl
roy. With an enrollment of ninety-three
roll call showed ninety-one present.?
The first question I asked was how can
you do all this work; but when told this
was his fourth year in that school, I saw
at once the wisdom in securing a com
petent teacher and keeping him, for I
believe Prof. McElroy was able to do
twice as much work tho fourth year as
he was the first.
I predict for Waterloo a bright future.
I feel she will not be slow in taking a
step towards equipping a moro commo
dious b.iilding for accomplishing Buch a
grand work as completing the education
of the children of Waterloo.
We would like to sprak of many things
wo saw and heard, but this has already
grown too long. One hour's ride on our
faithful "Bike" landed us at Maddens, a
.distance of eight miles; and as we sat
musing on our trip and the noble band
of workers I call to mind the lines of
Delightful task to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot,
To pour the freBh instruction o'er the
To breathe the enlivening spirit and to
The generous purpose in the glowing
D. B. Bono.
t IS THE TIME
to prepare for the tremendous
strain of summer upon your
strength and vitality. Don't
wait until you're sick?be ready
for the struggle. Cleanse the
BLOOD first 1 It's the source
of life. Impure blood causes
weak, tired-out men and wo
men, and pun/ children. Ma
laria, Headaches, Constipation,
Pimples, Scrofula, Liver and
Kidney Troubles all come from
bad blood I There's a cure?
prompt and sure,
Da. CLARK JOHNSON'S
Not a new medicine?it's been
used right in this district for 30
years. Twenty million bottles
Try it to-day I
50c. per bottle 5 all druggists.
All road overseers in f.aureus county
aro horoby ordered to call out their re
spective hands on vach road and have
one days work do no by the 15th of May
1806. By order ojf tho County Board.
Nerve? are weak, many peoplo say,
and yet thoy do not seem to know
that they are literally starving thoir
nerves. Weak, pair, thin blood can
not give proper sustenance ? that is
why you aro ncrvotts, tired, exhausted.
The cure for thia> condition is to
purify, vitalize and enrich your blood.
Take Hood's Barsaparilla fairly and
faithfully, and tho rich, red blood,
which it makes, will soon feed tho
nerves tho elements of truo strength .
they require; they will ccrso their agi
tation and will rcsumo their proper
place ? being under tho control in
stead of controlling tho brain nnd
body. Read Miss Hartley's letter:
"I want to express my gratitude for
what Hood's Sa'rsaparilla has done for
me. My health has been very poor for
three years, due to trouble with my
I was nervous, had pains in my back. I
cannot tell what I suffered. My eyesight
became affected and I was so despondent
I did not have any interest in life. I hud
two physicians, but my complaints be
came worse. I waB told that I was affected
with Bright's disease. A relativo urged
me to try Hood's Barsaparilla. I did so
and in a short time I began to notloo n
change in my condition. Things began
to appear brighter, my eyes improved und
did not troublo mo so severely. My appe
tite returned and I gained strength.evory
day. I am now able to do my own work,
and feel perfectly well. I cannot find
words to express my gratitude for what
Hood's Barsaparilla has done for mo and I
gladly recommend it." Miss Ella Bart
lev, 213X S. Grant Avo., Columbus, Ohio.
Is the One Truo Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1.
Prepared only by 0.1. Hood & Co., Lowell; Mass.
, - rvn cmo f',vcr Itls; easy to
HOOCl S PHIS take, easy to operate. 2?0.
Persons orossing tho bridge at Mc
Daniel's Mill across Rabun and tho
bridge at Boyd's Old Mill across ltoody
river do so at their own risk as 1 con
sider both bridges not safe.
E. M. Caine, J. J. Pi^uss,
WILL be 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 Time Certificates of
Deposit. For particulars call on
E. M. CAINE,
Jan. 20. 18%?3m.
Any person hdving business with tho
County Supervisor. I will bo ? in the
office on Monday of each week botwoon
' he hours 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
R. P. Adair, *
Supervisor of Laurons County, S. C.
Is told with written
guarantee to care
tion, Fits, Dliil
f ulne?B,cau80d by ox
Tobacco and Alco
' hoi; Mental Dopros
"?rvm. - i .-??? eion, Softening of
tho Brain, causing Misery, Insanity ami Death |
Uarroncsfl, Impotonoy, Lost Power In either sex.
Premature Old Aue, Involuntary Lossen, caused
by ovor-ludulgouce, over-ozortion of tho Brain and
Errors of Youth. Itgivosto Weak Organs thoir
Natural Vigor and doubles tho Joys of lifo: cures
Lucorrhooa and FomMo Weakness. A month's troat
ment, in plain package, by mail, to any address, f 1
per box, 0 boxes $6. with evory 16 ordor wo glvo a
Written Guarantee to cure or refund tho monoy.
Circulars five. Ouarantoo issued only by our ox
For 8ale by tho Laurons Drug Co.
Whereas a petition has been filed
with the City Council of Lam-ens, sign
ed by a majority of tho freehold voters
of said city, asking for an election;
whereby the question of issuing Thirty
Thousand Dollars of Bonds of said
Oity, for the purpose of erecting an
electric light and 'water-work plant,
bo submitted to tho qualified registered
electors of said .city.
THEREFORE NOTICE is here
by given that an election of
the qualified voters of the
City of I .aureus will be holden in
(he naid ci(y on Thursday the 30th
day of May, 1896, to determine the
question of issuing thirty thousand
dollars of bonds of Bald city, for the
purpose of erecting an electric light
and.water-works plant, said bonds
to bear Interest at no greater rate
than six per cent, per annum and
to run for forty years, payable in
any legal tender money of the
United ?(ates; with the priv
ilege of said city to redeem
same after twenty years. All qual
ified electors of said city who favor
tho issuing of said bonds will de
posit a ballot with the word ''Bond"
written or printed thereon. All
who are opposed to said issue will
deposit a ballot with the words "No
Bonds," written or printed thereon.
Also, at said time and place, three
Commissioners of Public Works
are to be elected, whose term of
office are to be two, four and six
years, as provided by law.
The books of Registration will
be open in Council chamber from
9 a. m, to 4 p.m. each day, until 12
o'clock M., May 20th.
Registration tickets heretofore
Issued aro null and void. Every
voter who desires to vote at this
election must reregister.
Tho election will be held in Coun
cil chamber from 9 a. ra. to 5 p. m.
Messrs John Greer, J. W. Potorson
and A. W. Bramlott, aro horoby ap
pointed managors of elootion.
By order of Council.
N. B. DIAL, Mayor.
L. G. Balle, o.e. ? td
j to distribute
?<>?*??<?>???>-??*?+??+<?+?+<??*?>Ml pur aqvortlBO
monts In pnrt payment fcr&nhta irrado Acmo
blcyelp, wjjlrh vrp sona t'iom on approval. No
vork done until tho blcyclo arrives ami proves
Jf boys orjrtrls appl y they must bo woU r?pom
nioodou. Write lor particulars.
ACME CY?kE? COMPANY,
J. B. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
tfifl" Special attention given to tho in
vestigation of titles and collection of
Do you want an Organ?
Do you want "the best?
1 represent tho finest lino of Organs
in Amorica and at fair prices, and on
easy terras. For Catalogues and par
j ticulars address?
M. A. Malone, Columbia, S.C.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK. LAURENS.
Offiok days?Monday and Tuesday?.
WE HAVE NO ACENTS
but Blilp from our factory at
wholesale prices. Ship any
where for examination; pay
freight l>oth ways If not satis
factory. 100 styles of
Ciirrliices. 00 styles of
< n . :,. ? . 8c-n(14Ct8.
for 112 page catalogue.
ELKIIART CAIIRIAGK AND
UAItNKSS PIKO. CO.,
iv. O. rratt, 8??'/, 1 I Mi... I, lad.
?? Wmt inn ?gja^t
I guarantee to sell you good Organs at the following
$25.00 for Little Giant No. 1.
$35.00 for Little Giant No. 2.
$45.00 for Chapel No. 1, ten stops and 122 reeds.
$50.00 for Parlor No. 10, ten stops and 122 reeds.
The above are made of first class material, but in
modest cases. The more elaborate cases range from
$65.00 up to $150.00. If you desire the most for your
money, and on easy payments, write me for particulars.
M. A. MALONE,
Columbia, S. C.
Piedmont Savings and Investment Co.
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Li W. S1MKINS, Agent, Laurens, S.C.
To Borrowers : Before borrowing on the instalment
plan be sure and examine the Loan Plan of this Company. // will
save you money. Dec. io, 1895-tl
A Great Cyclone.
The prices we sold goods at in the Fall, 1895, cre
ated a great storm throughout the country, and people
from everywhere came from far and near to get the bene
fit of the
we sold Clothing, Hats and Shoes at.
We are still here and have our Guns loaded heavy
for the Spring Trade.
We have made a careful survey of the Clothing, Hat
and Shoe market.
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
ity. And will be able to show you the prettiest and best
line of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Gent's Furnishings
ever shown in Laurens. All we ask is to come and see
for yourself?get our prices and see the goods.
Thanking our Friends and Customers of this and
surrounding Counties for their liberal patronage in the
past, and heartily extending them an invitation to make
our store their headquarters when in town we are your
jDavis Sc Mppet.
NEW STORE! .
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