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LAU HENS, S. C May 12, 1800.
Tho Democratic Constitution.
Article VIII. ' The State executive
committee shall be composed of ono
member from oach county, to bo
eleoted by the county conventions on
the first Monday in May of each elec
tion year. When eloctod said> execu
tive committee shall cbooso its own
omcors, not necessarily iiicmbcrs
thereof, prior to said election: Pro
vided, that any officer so oloctod who
is not a member of tho committee
shall not bo ontltlod to voto on any
question, oxcopt a chairman, and then
only in case of a tio voto. The Stato
exeoutlvo committeo shall meet at tho
oall of the ohalrman or any fivo mem
bers, and at such tlmos as ho or thoy
There is somo doubt with us whothor
"offioora" includes tho chairman of tho
committeo, but wo aro inclined to
think it will bo so construed. If Till
man rules tho roost and has a monopoly
of the strutting, crowing and cutting
^hls wings at tho May convention, then
it is likely ho will chooso his own
ohalrman and Senator Irby will not
manipulate the "maohino" for the noxt
two years. The convention moots the
20th instant, noon. It will dovolvo on
Senator Irby, present state Chairman
to call the body to ordor and set tho
maohino going. Then tho music will
commence. Tillman heads tho dologa
tlon from old Agefield, a sort of Gos
hen, tho staple product of which fat
land is?tho State office holder.
Gov. Evans has roturned from Wash
ington and has had a talk with a
"State" Reporter. Tho Governor is
delighted with his own prospects and
the outlook for himself and Senator
Tillman. About Tillman ho is reported
Tillman was not a candidato for tho
presidential nomination, but if tlio
party demanded his services ho would
Of course mako tho fight for silvor.
Well, what party, pray; wo pause for
reply. Not a candidato, but only wait
ing for tho lightning to strike. Again;
what was that travel to tho sotting sun
for, and speech matting, and leaving a
seat In tho Sonate and tho country to
suffer for tho absence of so much wis
dom. Not a candidato, oh; pray, what
is a candidato. Thoro arc two kinds
of candidates. Plain honest candidates
?who in plain terms say what thoy
"want. Sly, insinuating dogs?who lio
low watching for the center of tho
storm and put themselves conspicuous
ly, loudly and dangerously where tho
lightning will find them?who cry
from tho house tops?"hero aro wo."
President Craighead, of Clemson
College, goes to the Democratic Con
vention as a delegate from Oconeo.?
There was no suoh thing in tho rotten
days of South Carolina. It must now be
rotten, rottoner, rottenost. Wo sin
cerely regrot to soo this. Evory reader
of The Advertiser?ovory man will
regret to know the fact. Tho profes
sors of our colleges, ovon those sup
ported by private patronage have
rarely ontorod our political scraps.?
Olemson wo ai favor?Clomson tho
P00re8t taxpayer- helps to maintain.
All occupations have boys at tho Col
lege. Wo want them as boys at least
free from the" filthy scramblo of parti
san politics. Craighead gets the blg
geBt salary in tho Stato except our
Governor. Oh "what a fall is horo,
my countrymon." Pity, pity, pity. We
do trust ho may declino or resign, for
common decency's sako. However,
times and tastes change. Oh-co-ncc!
you should havo known bottor.
In the private battles of life when
one is boaton, opportunity may come
for revenge and paying off scores.
And, "Revenge is swoot, especially to
Pillage to soldiers,
Prize money to seamen."
But in popular governments when
the popular will is against you the
only refuge is in philosophic submission.
There is no use or sonso in kicking.?
There is one refuge; tho wind may
* shift?and again land you in a com
fortable harbor. But, but, but; as suro
aa fate nine in ton who vonturo upon
tho rough arena of politics, soonor or
lator must faco their Watorloo.
The contingency of a Tillman dele
gation going to Chicago is imminent.
Another contingoncy is that a Bilvcr
plank will not be adopted and tho
Carolina contingent is booked to fly
the traok. In view of these possibilities
and facts tho conservatives at Colum
bia should mako haste to prepare a re
solution that tho delegation abldo tho
action of/tho pafty at CTicago. This
resolution would ho improper had
there been no threat. This courso is
--?pen to reformers likowiso?but wo
?re advising tho conservatives. All
can be revolving the mattor. If such
a resolution be voted down?then?
Picker r. county "leads all the rest,"
her "democracy" resolving that the
State should send no delegation to
Chicago. This course is the logical
sequence of Tlllman's advico and
threatened course. It is bottor than
secession. There was a captain who
on the eve of battle suggested to hli
mon that thoro was likely to bo a fight;
they might be beaten and have to re
treat; and that as he was a little lamo
he would himself rotiro awaiting tho
Tho powers that be blundered in pre
paring the statutes of tho recont Log
Islaturo for publication. Important
statutes aro loft out. It was not tho
fault of the printers. In others than
the authors of the blunder, It would bo
inexcusable, in this instance' it is on
tlroly pardonablo. ( The salt of tho
did this *h\uti
Sanguine- peaco lovers of tho Press
glow over what they call tho good feel- j
log pervading the factions at this in
stant. Our good friend tho Columbia
Evening News takes tho mild-manner
ed attitude of Messrs Sloan and Barn
well, of Charleston and Rlohland, res
pectively as contributing towards this
golden era of good fooling.
Now, we are not guarding tho for
tuncs of these good gentlemen and aro
reluctant to roproduco their names in
print. But wo will vonturo to adviso
our contemporary tho MNew8"toadvise
his friends to climb right over tho
fence at once into tho Tillman pasture
if thoy would rcaoh the persimmons on
the uppermost branohos.
Tho Charleston Straightouts com
promised with tho pottago brokers in
sending u delegation to tho State
Democratic Convention.' It Is ring
streaked and striped. Hero Is a caso
of a dog that fondles his mastor tho
moro he Is beaten. In yloldlng repre
sentation, however, those straightouts
gave little away, no matter what tho
quid pro quo. Tho indications aro that
South Carolina is Tlllmans pocket
borough. Tillman disposes of tho liv
ing?oven a United States Sonatorshlp.
Who goes to tho United States Sonate
must wear a Tillman color inscribed?
"Tlllman's Fido." It is best howovor
to preserve ones solf respect, (if thoro
bo such a thing among political manip
"Botter to be,
Where tho three hundred Spartans
still are free,
In their proud charnol house at Thor
Tho vote of tho antls in tho county
Convention, Salosday, has this sig
nificance,?no more. It was in sup
port of Senator Irby's attitudo as op
posed to Senator Tlllman's throatoncd
bolt at Chicago. Thoy considered no
Now is the timo for every mugwump
to jump Into the band wagon. Tlll
man's boom Is booming and tho proces
sion has its head right hero.
For I lie Plckeus Sentinel.
Tho political Boss Is all right till he
tangles the "boys" on tho head waters
of tho Saluda.
Stripping for the Fight.
Congress will adjourn on tho 18th
The Dollars or Our Daddies,
Tumulixo Shoals, 8. c.
April 20th, 1890.
To tho Editor of Tho Grccnvillo News:
I soo you aro going back into tho for
ties to show the price of cotton thon. I
recollect in 1845 and 1840 our peoplo
hauled thoir cotton to Hamburg and
stored It at 5 cents a pound. Next yoar
thoy sold as 3 cents.
Our people aro earnestly longing for
the good old times of our daddies, We
always havo had (lush times and times
of depression, and wo will havo such
times as long as the world stands.
I send you some prices from tho store
books of my father, showing the hard
times still further back. You can mako
such use of them as suits you.
WM. D. Sullivan,
March 22, 1820. socd cotton 3 to 3i
cents a pound; Decomber, 1828, seed
cotton 21 cents a pound; 1820, seed cot
ton, 21 cents, January, 1830, seed cot
ton 2 cents; January, 1820, seed cotton
21 cents; September, 1828. seed cotton
21 cents; carpenter work on mill 50
contb a day; shingles $4 a thousand;
hauling from Hamburg, 75 cents a
hundred; tallow, 10 cents a pound;
boards, $2.50 a thousand; chickens, 10
cents. December, 183), brandy, 40
cents a gallon; letter postago from
Augusta to Charleston, 18J cents: let
ter postago from Faycttovlllo, North
Carolina, 20 c.-nts; home made shoes
$2; plank, 75 cents per hundred; white
labor (men) $8 per month; horse collars;
25 conts; homo spun cloth, 25 cents per
yard; Hour barrels, .'171 cents. Price
list from tho store book of Joseph P.
Sullivan, January, 1829: Blind bridles,
$1 25: calico, 431 cents a yard; silk,
$1.12* u yard: cassimoro, $1.60 a yard;
broadcloth, $0 a yard; cotton cards, $1
a pair; steel, 50 cents a pound; nails,
161 cents n pound; lead, 18! conts a
pound; iron, 10 conts a pound; plow
chains, 87 i cents a pair; curry combs,
3!l cents; pork 5 cents a pound; corn,
00 cents; whiskey, 75 cents a gallon;
tobacco, 25 cents a pound; molasses,
87$ conts a gallon; sugar, 18$ cents a
Sound; ginghams, 37-j cents per yard;
all thread, 124 cents a ball; linccombs,
8U cents; one quarter rope, 25 conts;
Hanne], 02* conts per yard; Webster
spoiling book 25 conts1 stockings, $1
per pair; spool thread 25 cents; slip
pers, 75 to $2; wool hats, $1.25; furd
hats, $4; wood screws, 12* cents per
dozen; tacks, 25 conts; shoes, 1.75 to
$2.50; hoes, 02*. conts; scytho blades,
$2; coffoo mills, $2; salts, 25
conts per pound; powder. 50 conts por
pound; coffee, 28 cents per pun ml: salt,
$2 per bnshol: Hour. 3 conts por pound;
popper, .171 conts per pound; spico, 50
cents per pound; turkey rod, $3 per
o It Stands To Reason <?
" that. 30,000,000 bottles of a ? >
4. medicine could not be sold 4.
' f unless it was good, honest, and 4 f
4 * did what was claimed for it. < *
? Here are the facts about < >
, Dn. CLARK JOHNSON'S "
j L In 30 years ao,000,000 bottles i,
? have been sold to cure Blood
Diseases, and it must be a
(f CURE. All the sickness in V
\ ' this world js caused by bad 4'
(> blood ; Weakness, Loss of ap- < >
< I petite. Dyspepsia, Headaches, < >
< ? Constipation, Liver and Kidney ??
,, troubles, Scrofula, Pimples, etc. <
< > Attack the foundation of dis- <
ease, clcanfee the blood, bring it
? - back to the splendid work Inten
V ded for it; by nature. There
*' may be other ways/but the best *
< f is by usiilg the tried and true <
< ? remedy / <
'* Driciark Johnson'*
* INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
Sarsaparille* as a blood puriuor and build
ing up medlcino icedu everything ever
produced. It is positively tho bcit. Others
may mako the same claim. But there's
this difference: WcprovoU. Not by an
tiquity, but by Merit. Not by what
we say, ^m^. but by
what ^P/^p Hood's
Sarsa- ^^Bk^P^ wPm PftrllItt
does. ?%3?H?\ " It has
a rcc- ^^mWtm^ ?? oi y ord of
Cures unequalled iu medical history.
It positively, perfectly and permanently
cures when oil other medicines fail.
That tho kcou discrimination of
tho people recognizes its merit and
tho cures by* Hood's
Hood's Sarsnparilla has a larger salo than
all other blood purifiers. It wins con
fidence everywhere bceauso tho etutc
mentB in its advertising and testimonials
aro verified by all who lako it. No other
medlcino has over received 6uch pralBO, or
so many voluntary testimonials of won
derful cures. No other medlcino possesses
to tho ox
tho peculiar combination, proportion and
procesj used in preparing Ilocd'j Barsapa
rllln, and which give it merit peculiar to
itself. This is tho secret of Hi wonderful
power, of its wonderful sale:', of its won
derful hold upon tho confidence of tho
people This is why it curca Bcrofuln,
Bait Rheum, Catarrh, Rheumatism, all
Humors, Kidney aud Liver troubles, Dys
pepsia, That Tired Feeling, builds up the
nerves, creates an appetitcand strengthens
the whole system. Hb merit, Ho sales. its
Make Hood'a Sarsnparilla tho One Truo
Blood Purifier. Bold by all druggists, fl.
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
/-I'o r>SI1c ",0 ,,cst f:>mlly cathnrtlo
5 t?UU S? \ \\VS> nii.lllvprftiiiuil.iMt. Knsy
to tr.Uc, ca'-.y to cparalc. All dnifrfrlsls. 2?cciLi.
IS JUST AS COOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE SO cts.
galatia, Ills., nov. ig, 1
Paris Modlclno Co., Et. Louis, Mo.
Gontlomon:? Wo sold lost your, COO bottlon o!
OUOVl?'8 tastklks3 CHILL TONIC nnd lmvc
bouRht throo Rross already this year. In all unr cx
porlonoo of 14 years, In tho dm." buslne??, have
novorsold an article that pavo nucu linlvoroui c.-.ti;
XucUon an your 'i'ouio. Yours truly,
adxfy.CAnu L C<:
Sold no cure no pay, by Hill & Martin,
B. F. Posey and Laurens Drug Co.
Easily, Quickly, Permanently Restored.
rcstoro Lost Manhood. Cures weaknesses, Norvoua
Dobility nnd all tho ovils from oarly or inter ox.
cossos, tho result h of overw irk, worry, sick hobs,
etc. Full strength,tononnd development rIvod
to evory orgnn or portion of tho body. Improve,
ment immediately soon from tho first box. Thon?.
Kds of letters of proiso on filoin our office. Car
oarriodin vest pocket. Sent by mail to any
addroBsonrocoiptof price. Ono month's troa*,
mont In each box. PricotJl.OO, 0 boxes, f 5.00, witF
Writton Qunrantce to rotund money if not cured
Bond to us for the Genuiuo. Circulars Froo.
For Sale by tho Laurens Drug Co.
Whereas a petition has been filed
with the City Council of Laurons, sign
ed by a majority of tho freehold voters
of said city, asking for an election;
whereby tho question of issuing Thirty
Thousand Dollar of Monds of said
City, for tho purpose of oroctlng an
olcetric light and wator-work plant,
be submitted to tho qualified registered
electors of said city.
THEREFORE NOTICE is here
by given that an election of
tho qualified voters of the
city of Laurens will be holden In
tho said city on Thursday the SOlh
day of May, 1890, to determine the
question of issuing thirty thousand
dollars of bonds of Haid city, for tho
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 tnonoy of tho
United States; with tho priv
ilege of said city to redooui
sanio alter 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 aro opposed to said issue will
deposit a ballot with tho words uNo
Bonds," writlon or printed thereon.
Also, at said time and place, three
Commissioners of Public Works
aro to bo elected, whose term of
office are to bo two, four and six
years, as provided by law.
The books of Registration will
bo open in Council chamber from
9 n. m. to 1 p.m. each day, until 12
o'clock M.j May 20th.
Registration tickets heretofore
issued aro null and void. Evory
voter who desires to voto at this
election must reregister.
Tho election will bo hold in Coun
cil chamber from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m
Messrs John Greor, J. W. Potorson
and A. W. llrauilett, aro hereby ap
pointed managors of election.
By order of Council.
N. B. DIAL, Mayor.
L. G. Balle, o.e. tel
i?*vn***44huw-; <?:?:* ?c? cur advertise
ments In port MMrinoRt fcrabtnn r/rndo Acme
blcyclo, Vrfafch wn Kna tacai cti approval. No
work clono until tUo bteyc'o (LttVfCi an4 proves
^ Young Ladies
? If lK>ysori-lrU apply tUny ravr,t L-c V7cll rccom
I tneaiiod. Writo Gm pmiaulats.
\ ACf?*3 CYCLQ COHPANY,
J. B. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
(SIT Special attention givon to tho in
vestigation of titles and collection of
Do you want an Organ?
Do you want the best?
I ropresont tho finest lino of Organs
in Amorica and at fair prices, and on
easy terms. For Catalogues and par
M. A. Malone, Columbia, S.C.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
Ofpiob Days?Monday and Tuesday*.
WE HAVE N? AGENTS
but Ship from our fr.ctory at
wholesale prlco. Ktilp any
ivlr.-re for examination: pay
ficlebt both waya if not .satis
fuctory. 1&0 styles of
Carriages. 00 styles of
Hm-ucsn. Bend 4cts.
for 112 pnge catalogue.
KLKHAKT CAItltlAGH AND
HARNESS UFO. CO.,
H. D. PnUt, s, Elkhari, lad.
Any porson having buslnoss with the
County Supervisor. I will bo in tho
ofth on Monday of each woekbetwoon
the .ours 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
R. P. Adair,
Supervisor of Laurens County, S. C.
m>o yoix Wai)t a iPiaijo?
Do you want a Good One?
Good Pianos can't be had for $150.00, but I can guarantee any Piano
at the following prices:
$210.00 will buy one in Ebonized case.
$215.00 will buy one in Mahogony finish case.
$225.00 will buy one in Oak or Walnut case.
FOR A BETTER GRADE.
$240.00 will buy one in Ebonized case.
$250.00 will buy one in Mahogony finish case,
$265.00 will buy one in Oak or Walnut case.
FOR A STILL BETTER GRADE.
$310.00 will buy one in Ebonized case.
$320.00 will buy one in Mahogony finish case.
? $345.00 will buy one in Walnut or Oak case.
$400.00 to $700.00 will buy the very best on the market. At above
price**, will make terms from $10.00 to $20.00 per month. Catalogues,
with particulars, will be mailed; whether you desire to purchase now or
later. Address the Leader.
M. A. MALONE, Columbia, S. C.
Piedmont Savings and Investment Co.
GREENVILLE, S. C.
L. W. SIMKINS, Agent, Laurcns, S. C.
009* To Borrowers : Before borrowing on the instalment
plan be sure ambexaminc the Loan Plan of this Company. //
save ?Ki money. l)ec. 10, 18$
I i 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
Davis Sc fiopef.
Arriving Daily and Will
re sold at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
J. R. Minter & Son.
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The Price of THE ADVERTISER alone is One
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Do not miss a Golden Opportunity. We can show you
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rirm > iM?intiitfriii ?'--'*? -:-^?ii?i! iii?^wr*i>y'"1 '--r ***
? ~..j?^,A*??-^ai.ij?.-i......... . : Sts!
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The Highest of High Grades at
P. S.?We can furnish a few of the 1895 models at $65.00.
f&tt* Bicycles sold on instalment or for Cash.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Geo. H Boyd
has removed his
( STOCK OF )
lo the storc room under the AdvBRTISER Ofiice in Ball's building, and
also remember that his stock is full and complete and the LOWEST