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LAURENS, 8. C, Aug. 18, 1806.
The following in the cateoblsra of
questions to which the candidates for
county ofiloes aud members of the
?Benoral Assembly now canvassing the
county aro called upon to answor
Have you voted for, or given your
?oral and actlvo support to tho regu
?r Democratic nominees at tho gen
eral elootlon from 1800 to 1804, In
clusive? Did you voto for Pope In
Did you voto for Evans, the
regular Democratic nominee?
Do you indorse tho present State Re
form Administration, and the logisla
lon enacted since 1800?
For whom will you vote for United
tales Senator at the approaching pri
Are you in favor of the enforcement
of tho law enactod by tho Legislature
creating a Bank Examiner?
?*"Are you in favor of a strict enforce
ment of tho Dispensary law, as regards
nj?e Illegal trafflo in whiskey? *
IpAre you in favor of tbo Metropolitan
Folloe Bill and of its enforcement
* Are you in favor of expending any
Jiortion whatever of the free school
und for any other purpose than in the
support of the common froe schools of
It is prepared by tho rod hot reform
ers probably who roason that an aspir
ant's fitness is fixed not by what he is
now?but what he has been?not upon
Integrity, compotoncy and ability but
by submission to party shackles?a tal
ent for saorifioing his political soul to
factional expedlenoy. What wo want is
integrity and competency for tho coun
ty offices?ability to formulate legisla
tion for tho good of the pooplo?brav
ery and honesty to stand by men nnd
measures regardless of factional af
filiation. Give us honest brave truo
As to the 1st question: Ho may or ho
may not; he may havo boon a resident
of Ireland; the point is?is the man now
an able, true Democrat, and honest
man, unsuspected of rascality, un
tainted by insinuation, chargo or
suspicion. "As for 'old Pope" as somo
?'?nes rendered?ho was a coat-tail
swinger of swingors?tho most violont
Reformer in tne Stute; had shared Re
form "pap" for yoars, but when he
wanted to bo Governor, and Ellerbo
and Evans wore proposed, ho flunked,
sulked, and lator, wont over body and
soul to tho Republicans. Tlllman had
no further use for him and he skedad
dled to look further for pap. His
brothers who wore continued in office
stuck and stick. Those who voted for
him mado the same blunder that the
Reformers did who put him on the
country. Ho declared himself a pro
teotlonist, therefore a Republican.
Tillman was a protectionist till he
touched the hem of Bryan's garment
and abandoned it. We want no more
No. 2. It ia a cyclopedia of matter,
much of it vicious, somo of it good.
The good is endorsed; the bad should
be repudiated. Much of it is experi
mental, as with all legislation, and
time is tho only tost.
No. 3. Of course for tho man choson
at tho primaries; but all three of tho
candidates ground into ono can't make
a renaler. Tho General Assembly
should have the whole Stato to choose
from, unshackled. Tho primary for
United States Senator is a bad mistake
?the old plan the boat, holding the
representatives responsible to tho peo
plo. Ours is a represontativo govern
ment, not a pure democracy. Tho
Stato is led away from her ancient
landmarks. Hayne or Calhoun nolthor
could havo beon sleeted under such-a
system. Any mouthy blathorsklte
lawyer or cross-roads demagogue could
havo beaten them. Senators aro cho
sen every six years so that thoy may
be removed from popular clamor.
Walt a few years until light comes
with socialism and nihilism from the
monster West?the west now pushing
and crowding with tho dangerous isms
of the old world?tho rofuse of tho old
Tho bank examiner. This officer Is
to examine tho Stato Banks only,
whioh are not banks of issue. Tho ex
pense will fall on tho banks, and there
fore on tho monoy borrowor. Tho
examiner will catoh up with a thief
after the robbery. It is only giving to
the Administration tho appointment
to a fat place, and giving so much
power to an Administration is endan
gering tho people's liberties. Besides,
tho officers of a bank aro usually, if
rascals, plenty able to fool tho exami
nor, and if the oxaminer is a rascal, ho
. can be bought. It is, however, of
doubt fuj expediency. Tho Federal
Government alono suppllos our monoy,
through its machinery, and all domo
orats,"pposo tho Govornmont having
^uu^hing to do with tho business.
\^m! Let tho oxperimont of tho dispon
Htry go on. After awhile it will stink
(pfn the nostrils of the peoplo, as undem
ocratic; as giving tho managers of the
thing inordinate power, as oroating a
filthy ring?aa extremely corrupting?
as a monstrous monopoly by the state.
Better havo prohibition?anything.
0. As long as this dispensary busi
ness is persisted in, it may bo necessa
ry. A metropolitan system destroys
local self-govornment, and any system
that necessitates it is vicious, unre
7. No. Let tho money levied for
? schools go to support the schools, with
No; We are wild as rabbits with new
theories of government. Our "dad
dies" knew something and had a simple
government. Put men in offlco that
you have sufficiently observed to be
satisfied of themMfcttflcations: 1. Men
of ability to discharge the duties of the
particular office. 2. Democrats, anti
protectionists, who bollovo and swear
by as little governing as possible; who
wont fow offices arnL^w appointment*
by the ppwoi ji that flfcwho belong to
Tub Advertiser hoars a rumor
from Charleston, which sooms to have
somo basis in fact, that a deal has been
arranged by which a large number of
Charleston Antl-Tilluianltes are to
vote for Evans for the Senate. It is
stated that Evans has promised that
Charleston shall have beer privileges
or special saloons or that the dispen
sary law will be in somo way modified
to permit Charlestonians to get a "wee
nippy" without paying the exorbitant
dispensary prices. There is a class of
Charlestonians who are specially fond
of a glass and Governor Evans has
probably found out that there is still a
way open to obtain the Charleston vote,
?or somo of it. It is notorious that
Evans' metropolitan scheme has proven
a dismal failure, and, Indeed, it is
hinted at least that the Governor is
himself opposed to a vigorous enforce
ment of the liquor law in the City by
the Sea. At any rate, the statement of
a dispensary official, Mr. Yates, has
recently appeared in several newspa
pers that as much liquor is sold in
Charleston now as was sold before tho
Governor took charge of the police and
it has not been denied, so far as we
havo nenn. It is said that any man
who wears good olothos oan buy a
drink almost anywhero in Charleston.
The Charlestonians complain bit
terly of being proseoutod by Governor
Evans but it is true all the samo that
Governor Evaus has loft it much easier
Uh a Oharlestonlan to get a drink
than for his so-called "wool hat"
friends in the country. And the
Charleston Ian purchases at a more rea
sonable price. But there are somo
who say Charleston can nevor be
pleased. "Equal rights to all" has
a very pretty sound but Governor
Evans will not bo blamod for extend
ing "special privileges" to the boor
and whlskoy consumers of Charleston
when an election for the Sonate Is
about to take placo. Meanwhllo pro
fits of tho dispensary may como out of
tho country boys.
If only those who can moot tho test
implied in tho cateohism of questions
bolng submitted to candidates for office
In this county can bo voted for by Dem
ocrats thon the peace and harmony Mr.
Ellorbe Implores in his speeches will
hardly bo realized. Now is tho time to
secure harmony by ignoring factional
lines and voting for men of merit and
Mrs. Bryan hung fast to Bryan's el
bow on his groat tour of two thousand
miles to Now York and facing tho hot
tost wavo that evor swopt tho conti
nent, addrossod a half million people.
Philip govornod Maccdon, Mrs. Philip
Philip, and Alexander, a tot, his ma.
Bryan llkewlso is blessed with "Tots"
and there we are.
It was a groat speech of Bryan at
Madison Square Garden on Wednesday
night. The silver side of tho question
was presented with all the forco of
which it Is susceptible. "All most
thou porsuado8t me." It was however
more an essay than a speech. It must
havo tired. The figure of Columbia
redoemod it?if tho features were not
Thore was no falling of the stars as
predicted?but tho people occupying
this particular section of our sphoro
will remember Evans, Ellorbe, Whit
man, Earlo, and the others and be con
tent. Wo can't have Mirabeau, De
inosthouos and Patrick Henry and all
the natural and unnatural phonomina
John Gary Evans says that ho and
Tlllman wrote tho State Democratic
platform and that the National plat
form is copied from it. Ergo, John
Gary Evans is tho author of the Na
tional platform. There you are.
Utopia may como at last. Tho North
Carolina Pops, havo declarod for a
?'non-partisan Judiciary." We "jlne
lands" with tho Tar Heelers.
Harold M. Sowall, (son of tho Dem
ocratic Vlco Presidential nominee,)
will stump tho btato of Maino, for tho
t It Stands To Reason
that ao.ooo.ooo bottles of a
medicine could not be sold
unless it was good, honest, and
did what was claimed for it.
Here are the facts about
4 Da. CLARK JOHNSON'S f
In 30 years ao,000,000 bottles
have been sold to cure Blood
Diseases, and it must be a
CURE. All the sickness in
this world is caused by bad
blood; Weakness, Loss of ap
petite. Dyspepsia, Headaches,
Constipation, Liver and Kidney
troubles, Scrofula, Pimples, ttc.
Attack the foundation of dis
ease, cleanse the blood, bring It
back to the splendid work inten
ded for it by nature. There
may be other ways, but the best
is by using the tried and true
Dr. Clark Jehnsen'a
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
50c. per bottle 1 all druggists.
.The law requires all streams In
Thorens County to bo cleaned of
.obatrueti.o;; in tho inonjh of
CROSS HILL NOTES.
August 1st (Saturday) waaobserved as
Children's Day at the Presbyterian
church. There was a large crowd in At
tendance. The weather was propitious
and everything passed oft" to the entire
satisfaction of ail concerned' The ad
dress of tbo occasion was made bv Rev.
W. P. Jacobs in his usual felicitous
style. A protracted minting for a week
was held the ensuing week.
August 15th was observed as Chil
dren's Day at the Baptist church at
which there was a large attendance and
everything was conducted in decency
and order to the great pleasure of all
parties consumed. The protracted
meeting at tho Baptist church will con
tinue during the ensuing week.
The closing exercises of Longvltw
school, taught by Mr. John Culbert6on
were held'on the evening of the 14th
lost. Tho success of the cccas'on ro
flscts credit on the teacher and pupils
A Lawn Party at the residence.of Mr.
J. G. Loner, Spring Grove, on the eve
ning of tho 13th was a grand event. A
largo number of-the young people from
the surrounding country were present
and all are loud in praise of the pleas
ure, good order anb social character of
The oouuty campaign meeting on the
14th was a very orderly and well con
ducted meeting. Good feeling pre
vailed. The candidates all delivered
themselves in handsome style, each
presenting his claims to the office or
place to which he aspired. There was
no slang, or harsh personalities or mud
slinging. Taken altogether it was a
The barbecued dinner furnished by
Mr. Coates was a success, and was
Our town is overflowing with visitors
and everybody is in fine humor, and so
cial engagement, with great good will
makos the time pass on flying wings.
First bale cotton for the season ginned
on tho 15th inst. at the gin of P. H.
Koon. Cotton belonged to Mr. Ed
Tho crops are noeding rain very bad,
and tho watormolons aro a thing of tho
Mr. Editor wo aro having the mar
riages In this section. It seems that
thoy havo forgot that wo do not know
what we will got for our cotton this
season. Tho last wo havo aro Mr. J.
0. Gambroll to Miss Mary McCullough,
Mr. Sonn toMIssSallioTraynham, Mr.
Thos Davenport to Mrs. Davenport.?
Thoy havo a host of frionds who wish
them happiness and success. I think
we will have somo moro to rolato In a
Messrs. J. B., C. W. and A. J. Tay
lor and Warren Mltcholl aro visiting
frionds at Plckons.
Miss Nannie McCuon is visiting noar
Miss Magprio Carter is visiting her
grandma at Rlleys, Abbovlllo county.
Miss Mayme Machon goos to dav to
1, an fords to spend a fow days with Miss
Misses Annie and Eula Kay two
charming young ladies of Honoa Path
is visiting friends in town.
Your correspondent had tho ploas
uro of attondlng tho county campaign
meeting In Groonvlllo county which
met at Llckvlllo on tho 6th inst. and a
nice time was tho order of tho day.?
Somo flno spcoches woro delivorod and
In a roflnod mannor. Thoy did not got
up and say that every ono who had
hold tho ofllco had notdono their duty,
but If elected thoy would. Well, I
think that meeting was a modol ono.?
It was an honor to Greonvillo county
and tho speakers honorod themselves.
After the Tie Trust.
At a meeting of farmer? and
others iutorosted in fighting the
cottou-tie trust, hold in the court
house last Monday, tho following
preamble and resolutions wore
Whereas, the manufacturers of
cotton ties havo combined and
have advanced the price of their
goods 05 per centum, while in
the prico of the orudo material
there has been an advance of only
about 10 por centum, making it
clear that this enormous advance
extort ionato speculation; there
fore bo it?
Resolved 1st, By this County
Alliance mass meeting that wo
will not uso cotton ties at the ex
tortionate prico proposod by the
Cotton Tie Trust for baling tho
crop of 1806, but will uso what
ever substitute may be available.
2d, That we nsk the co-opera
tion of every farmer of Our county
in this elTort to protect our rights
and interests against this outrage
8d, Wo respectfully ask the
merchant* of our county to co-op
erate with tui by not buying the
cotton ties this season from tho
4th, That the President and
Executive Committee be instruct
ed to proceed at once with such,
steps as may bo found necessary to
carry into effect the object* out
lined in these resolutions.
5th, If any source from whioK
a substitute can be supplied enters
into combination with tho Cotton
Tie Trust, we pledgo ourselves to
oppose by every Honorable means
to defeat their purpose, and will
not uso their product or supply.
0th, Merchants holding cotton
ties with tho view of availing them*
solves of the advance made by the
Cotton Tie Trust should not bo
patronized, and cotton factories
who advanco thoir pricos on ties
by reason of the combined opera
tion of manufactures should be
dealt with as common eueinies, nod
will not receive our support au<]
7th, Wo doclaro oursolvos to bo
the friends of cotton manufactures,
and will work in every way for
their advantago and advancement,
but in return wo expect fair treat
ment at their hands and no coali
tion with tho oppressors of agri
Meoting adjourned till Salesday
M. A. SUMEREL,
. 0. A. Powe?, Soorotary.
J. B. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laorkks, - - South Carolina
. poolal attention given to tho in
g||Jgjtiono( title? and eoi!
I? never done, end It la especially wearing
and wearisome to those whose blood Is
Impure and unfit properly to tone, sun
tain, and renew the wasting of nerve.
muBcle and tissue. It is more because of
this condition of the blood that women
are run down,
Tired, Weak, Nervous,
Than because of the work itself. Every
physician says so, and that the only rem
edy is in building up by taking a good
nerve tonic, blood purifier and vltalizer
like Hood'sSarsapanUa. For tho troubles
Peculiar to Women at ohange of season,
climate or life, or resulting from hard
work, nervousness, and impure blood,
thousands have found relief and oure In
The Oue True Blood Purifier, si; six for 85
Prepared only by 0.1. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
I w i, are the only pills to take
nOOU S flUS with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Tho Union of the Fourth and Fifth
Sections of the Keedy River Associa
tion will meet with the Cross Hill. Bap
tist Church on Saturday before the 5th
Sunday in August.
10.30?Devotional Exorcises conducted
by J. P. May. Alternate, C. K. Hale.
Query?What are our obligations to
the Orphanage work at Greenwood ?
J. M. Culbertson, Rev. J. W. Blanton,
G. C, Riser and Rev. II. Fowler.
Query?Is Baptism, by immersion, es
sential to obedience? Or, is there any
other scriptural mode??M. B. Crisp,
Rev. D. A. Swindler, Frank Ramago,
Rev. B. F. Corley.
Query?Are wo, as Baptists, laboring
as we should for the dissemination of
Baptist doctrino??J. B. Whitmlro, W.
P. Turner, J. U. Boyd, W. P. Brown.
Sunday, 10.30?Sunday School Ad
dress?J, M. Culbertson, Rov. B. F.
IIA. M.?Sermon?Rev. D. A. Swin
R. C. Wallach,
South Carolina College.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Session begins September 30. Ten
iogularCourses, with Diplomas. Special
Courses, with Certificates. Board, $8 a
month. Well appointed Laboratories,
Choraical, Phvsical, Biological, etc.
Gymnasium. Total necoesary expenses
for the year exclusive of traveling and
clothing), from $123 to $103. Womeu
admitted to all Classes.
For further information, catalogue,
etc., address the President,
July 22, 1896?40?2m
5? Per Month or
60g Per Year
Guaranteed to All Investors
Both Large and Small
when made with
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and
40 and 42 Broadway, Now York City.
P. S.?People who doslro to havo a
steady and suro Income on a small or
largo Investment, send for our explan
atory circular, mailed free.
May 26, 1896-6m
Wl HAVE NO?CENTS
but ship from our factory at
wholcsnlo pricos. 8hlp any
where for examination; pay
freight both wnys if not satis
factory. 100 styles of
Carriages. 90 styles of
for 112 puge catalogue.
K Kit All T cahru0e AHB
_ harness mi*u. co.."
?3?, ""^"ff-B- r*v?.*?r>r sa*?*. t?<i
C H 2 LL
18 JUST AS COOP FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE ?O cts.
t j a t. ati a , IT.ls., mov. 10, 1608.
i'nrlH Mcdlcino Co., Bt. Louis, Mo.
Oontlomen:? Wo ?old last yoar, w0 bottles ot
OIIOVK'8 TA8TBLB8S C1IIU. TONIC and have
bought threo gross already this year. In all our ox
porlonco of 14 yonrs. In tho drug business, havo
never sold iui artlclo thotgavo such universal suli*
faovtoa m yoar 'route.
ADNFy, ('a k It & co
Sold no oyro np pay, by Hill & Martin,
B. F. Posoy and Laurons Drug Co,
, to dtatrlntito
;inmuiim?tHwwH/w^?l our advertise
nents Jn part payment for n, high grade Acme
blcyolo, which, wp fiend tlicm on approval? No
work done until tho blcyolo arrives and proves
ACMB CYCLE COJIPANY,
* PXKHART, IND.
Any person having business with the
County Supervisor. I wUl be in the
on Monday of each woek between
: dr? 10 a. m. to 8 p. m.
R. P. Adair,
General Southern Agent, -
FULL KEYBOARD, With 84
Letters and Characters.
Price $35. Weight 6 lbs
You throw money away If you pay
more than S35 for a typo writer. Years of j
sorvlcof has proved the "IJllok" to bo su
perior to any $100 machine. Sond Tor a
Hamploor tho work and compare. Equal
to any of the High Prlcod Machines in
Capuolty and quality and work, and Ex
cels tltem all In Convenience. Cataloguo
and samples of work sent froo on appli
K. M. TURNER,
41 N. Broad Street, Atlanta, Ga.
MEV, who hold the purse strings, often deprive women of articles
of inestimable value, The wife pleads with her husband for
a Piano or an Organ, which is tenfold more essential than the
cigar and other luxuries in which he indulges. The daughter
asks father, or guardian, to buy an Instrument to enable her to
cultivate that beautiful talent, music. Docs any sane man not
relize this a reasonable right to plead and ask for? Reflect a minute!
Think of the means expended for instruction, and the many tedious
hours employed in practice by wife and daughter, and of their glowing
anticipations subsequently to be realized.
Now, father, husband, or guardian, are you going to blast all
these bright anticipations by denying them of this merited right?simply
the gift of a Piano or an Organ?
Give your wives and daughters their merited rights in the home,
which.is "Woman's Kingdom," then she will cease to clamor for politi
cal suffrage. Don't plead inability when such liberal terms and prices
My prices are right, terms easy, and quality of Instruments un
If you desire prices and catalogues, please write me a letter or
postal card, and same will have prompt attention.
I cljajlenge any house in America to do better for you, as I repre
sent the Manufacturers, have no Jobbers to pay, and can save you
Agent's commission. Qld Pianos and Qrgans taken at fair yalue in
exchange for new ones.
YOURS FOR PIANOS AND ORGANS,
M. A. MALONE, Columbia S. C.
Remember that (j"QQ J-j BOyOl rcm0ve(l h'a
?( STOCK OF )
to the store room under the Advbrtjskk Qflipe in Ball's building, and
also remember that his stock is 'full and complete apd the LOWEST
These Hats are Guaranteed, and we have the prettiest and most
complete line ever shown in the South. Our prices arc right, d?n't you
forget. The above cut shows our G8 cents "Gents Tourist" on (he latest
block, up-to-date. Get our prices on Hats and we will sell you your
Just received a big lot of them which we are going to offer for
the next 30 days as Matchless Bargains. They are Butes. Theubjects
are Spring, Summer, Old Homesteads, Waterfalls, Snowy Peal s and
Moon Light Nights, Fruits of every Variety. $1.50 size for .$loo and
$1.25 size for 85 cents. See our little dandies for 35 cents.
Look and Live?Dollars and cents in your pocket and sjnse in
your head. Wall Pockets, worth 75 cents, we are now selling!for 50
cents, and 50 cents size for 35 cents.
Don't forget Singer Sewing Machines are only .$iS.oo. i Mailed
orders promptly filled.
Thanks for past favors and solicit your future patronage.1
Yours for Favors,
Laurens, S. C.
Dry Goods, Notions, Etc
NEW FIRM !
Arriving Daily and Will
he soli) at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
J. R. Minter & Son.
Use your sense and save your Dollars.
CAN WE? > . Ii- , ^ 1 uri I , ? ?
DO WKJ ) give you a High Grade Wheel at the Price.
For the first use your Reason.
For the second examine the goods.
Made and Guaranteed bv The Rambler People at
The Highest of High Grades at
? 85.00 +
P. S.?We can/ furnish a few of the 1895 models at $65.00.
Bicycles sold on instalment or for ?ash.
S.M, & E, H. Wilkes & CO