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LAURENS, 8. C, Dec. 15, 1890.
Letter from Charleston.
Charleston, S. O.,)
Dee. 8th, 1890. \
Dbah Advkrtiskr: They say: "A
llttlo folly now and thou" is relished by
the "wisest men." So a little diver
sion from common-place and over
lasting politics will not ofTond tho good
nso and good tasto of tho readers of
ns Advertiser. Let Olc 'and and
lllman and McKinley alouo for tho
[moment. Wo arc down in Charleston
[to see our boy, to attend the annual
mmunlcation of tho Grand Lodgo of
asons, and to havo a "day off" from
he tread-mill exletonco of a country
is 'really advantageous to got out
Sh home now and then and to sec
Hu catch the brisk and crisp move
_jfnta of the rest of tho world. It will
enlarge tho viow and lesson our self
mportanco and we will come home
like tho boy who went to mill and
when he got homo safe, exclaimed if
the world was as big all around as the
way ho travelled it was indeed a whop
per. The Grand Lodgo of Masons
moots here annually in Dccembor, oaoh
B Lodge In tho Stato having ono or more
ropresontatives and conslts usually of
about two hundred and fifty brethren
~ablo and most substantial citizens.
Here, in Masonic parlance, is situated
e "Grand East" and here tho Grand
go -owns a handsome Temple on
King Street, whore the body holds Its
Sessions. But it is not my purpose to
discourse about Masonry. It Is sufficient
to say that every nook and corner-in
the State are represented in theso an
nual assemblies. Tho Masons claim that
they are tho oldest Institution In the
world and date themsolvcs back to tho
beaut if ul temple erected at Jerusalem
by that groat and splondid Princo, King
Solomon, and they claim him for thoir
first Grand Master. Whether this be
Well or ill founded undobutodly It Is
the oldest society in tho world, tho
most extensive and unlvorsally immi
tated by tho secret conclaves through
Out the land. Representative J. R.
Smith, B. L. Henderson, Lafayotto
Gray, L. G. Balle, Dr. Wofford and
Dr. Robert Culbertson arc hero re
presenting L aureus. To-day the
hospitalities of the city were extonded
the body by Mayor Smytho on tho be
half of tho city authorities and to-mor
row an excursion around the beautiful
harbor is tendered the order by tho
city Lodges. The antiquity of the
city makes it unique in South Caro
lina. Wo are domiciled close on to
the "battlements of tho battery," a
phrase classic In South Carolina
;;from the Hps of a now prominent office
holder in tho State and usod in ono of
the oampalgns about six years ago.?
It is very beautiful. Not far up Meet
ing Street, Broad Street, tho Wall
Street of the old city, Intersects It and
thoro you find the City Hall, the now
[Public Building, tho Court House, and
old St. Michael. This church belongs
to the continental epoch, Is very beau
tiful and you can't tell wherefore, but
you still look and still look at it and
IMOk delighted. Tho pleasure lies no
doubt in Its just proportions. It has
historic interest, its chimes wore pre
sented by ono of the Kings of England,
the steeple was tho target of the
Federal guns during the great Invest
ment in tho civil war, just as it is the
target of all oyos in theso piping
Ulmes of poaco.
Charleston, 8. 0., I
Dec. 9th, 1896. S
In my lettor of yesterday I alluded
to ohurches and public buildings.?
Thoro are many beautiful churches in
his old city?a distinctive feature
but this characterises all cities, tasto
and display In religious edifices,
pioneering all civilizations. In this
pity they as a rule wear an anolont
look and thorofore are tho moro
beautiful and interesting. Within
ast few years following the groat
th quake a Post Ofiico Government
tiding has been completed on the
rner of Broad and Meeting Streets
Of considerable pretension. Archi
tecturally it cannot be called a failure
and in fact adds greatly to tho at
tractions of the city. At tho sarao
time, It is to bo observed that it has
strikingly the ear marks of a Fodoral
building?cannot bo mistaken, and
looks as if it had boon moved down
from Washington, whoro all tho pub
lic buildings havo tho same earmarks
I and the observer will conclude that
the same author inspired all the
creations. Tho Wblto House and
Capital at Washington aro possible
exceptions, both belonging to tho first
and second quarters of this century.?
But this new country is not a land of
^Jteswil-fuL-creations and we may not
look for taste and high art whoro tho
utilitarian spirit has cornorcd the
very soul of the ago. When the Cot
ton Mill and the cotton seed mill or tho
grain elevator are going up tho laws
of harmony and proportion are not
expected to be regarded. If tho tlmo
should come that the luxuries of art
in architecture, painting, and statuary
should be manifested in this country
we may look following hard upon their
advent for tho ideas of imperialism In
government and decrepitude in re
publican principles and . practices.?
The tlmo has not come yet and will be
postponed for a period although at tho
approaching Hannah ceremonial when
McKinley is to be sworn in we may
look for something like tho gorgoous
orgioa that characterised the ovation
at Paria given upon the occasion of tho
visit of tho young Zar to that great
city of taste.
.There Is some sign as well as hopo of
Industrial get-up in this town and all
the State will be rejoiced to see it.?
By the way, there is tome advantage
to a country man coming to the city.
The City man on the street moves right
at a double quick pace compared to
the pace of An up-country villager, his
very walk indicating business. You
can tell a backwoodsman a quarter of
a mile by his paco and movement, and
an air of having a whole week to per
form a half-milo journey. It is energy
??inspiring to seo those eity follows
dance along the streets. Our Mayor
occasionally honors this city by his
presence, and for a weok following his
roturn his friends can't find a minute
of leisure from urgent cat's. To tho
eadcrs of The Advertiser however
wo desire to bring home somo whole
some reflections. We are all com
plalners, and we ohronically endure
what we call hard times. A run of
more than two hundred milos through
the center of tho State and observa
tion all along the lino convinces me
that aboyjo tho mlddlo lino of South
Carolina, running North and South is
the section of aotlvity and develop
ment. Again Laurens is in the great
section of development and future
quick growth and prosperity. York,
Spartanburg, Union, Nowborry, Lau
rens, Greenwood, Abbeville, Ander
son, Piokons, Oconoe, and Greonvillo
form a clrole of grand communities,
blessed in soil, cllmato, water and
other natural resources that will in
tho near futuro mako up a forward sec
tion of this great country. One word
bofore closing. On returning home
the writer will assume the privilege
of his old leisurely characteristic pace
along our streets owing to tho lavish
hospitalities ho has received in this
city of hospitable souls. With vol
umes of delightful objects situate horc
to inspire, Ponce Do Loon's spring is
not to be numbered among them and
ono may still grow old and remain
old notwithstanding tho delightful at
There has been SOino disposition In
tho press of tho 8tato to criticise Char
leston and remark upon her lagging
behind the procession. This wo can't
soo the appropriateness of; sho is ahead
of Hampton, although sho has not tho
Lieutenant Governor; sho is fairly
abreast of Greenville, and oven Lau
rons, although sho doos not boast of a
United States Senator: and wo aro not
quoting Marion as the local oxomplar
of progress although that county
boaSts of tho Govornor-clect of tho
state from whom so much is expected.
For tho present tho horso oar of three
decades back prevails, tho bicyclo is
occasionally spinning, but at a dignified
.speed. Electric cars are on the pro
gramo to come very soon, but for the
present thero is nodangor of being run
over in Charleston and tho unwary
countryman may perambulate East
Bay and Meeting Stroots in safety.?
All roads lead to Roino they say; and
very truly for Europe. In South Caro
lina all roads load to Columbia. Every
thing ol8o has centered there for throo
decades. Now when Rlchland county
assesses her wealth to twelve millions
or stretches her tax lists alongside of
Spartanburg, it will be a graceful
thing for Columbia to twit Cha?*lo8?on,
that lifo is too short to waste precious
moments on a horse car from tho Char
leston Hotel to East Bay Street.
Senator Tlllman spoke at Gaffney,
on Saturday, the 5th inst. about new
counties and in their interest gen
erally. But he was Impartial as to tho
particular point in dobato. The GafT
neyites failed to see which side he
was on. Another case of:
"It wired in and wired out."
The Senator switched off to tho Dis
pensary and said it was a good thing if
honestly administered. Ho took a
hand primary on: "Do you favor the
Dispensary honestly administered?"
Thoro was a strong show of hands.
Thero was disappointment that tho
Senator did not urgo the new county.
Thero is somo difficulty in classing
the members of tho next Congress?
but they go about as follows:
FusIoni8t8, populists, republicans,
democrats. Tho South Carolina dele
gation pose as "democrats," but if any
populistlc proposition has ever been
propounded which they havo failed to
espouse it has escaped the observation
of thla wide awake editor. The glorifi
cation Tom Watson got on this side tho
Savannah made him' a national char
acter. A spado should bo called a
"Thoro bo six Richmonds in tho
field. I havo slain five already." And
Macco, the Cuban patriot, has boon <
slain seven times. It Is to bo hopod
that he has as many lives as a cat.
The Cuban patriots must still fight It
It Stands To Reason
that ao,ooo,ooo bottles of a
medicine could not be sold
unless it was good, honest, ahd
did what was claimed for it.
Here are the facts about.
On. CLARK JOHNSON'S
In 30 years 20,000,000 bottles
have been told 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, etc.
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 Johnson's
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
50c. per bottle t all <kugal?4*>.
Is what give* Hood's Banmparllla Its grast
popularity, its constantly increasing
sales, and enables It to accomplish its
wonderful and unequalled cures. The
comblnatio. , proportion and process
used in preparing Hood's Sarsaparilla
are unknown to other medicines, and
make Hood's Sarssparllls
Peculiar to Itself
It eures a wide l.mge of disease* because
of its pc wer as a blood pur.'tier. It acts
directly and positively upon the blood,
and the blood reaches every nook end
corner of the h'iman system. Thus nil
the nerves, muse lee, bones and tissues
l uiiiounJci'the beneflceat influence of
The One True Blood Jt'uriiler. Si; six for SB.
?- -rhsai cur0 Mver Ills; easy to
flOOd S PHIS take, easy to operate. 260.
Yaluabo Land for Sale.
The tract of land, known as tho
Wright placo at Lisbon, containing
400 Acres, more or loss, well improvod
with good dwelling and out houses.
Will sell as a whole or in lots to suit
purchaser. Enquiro of J. N. Wright
or H. Y. Simpson, Laurons, S. O.
Nov. 1G, 1896?tf
Our stock of staplo dry goods is new
and fresh, and markod down so as to
attract tho closest buyors. Would quote
prices, but to namo a price without
sooing tho goods would not amount to
anything*, so como and see the quality
of goods and got prlcos.
J. K. Mintor & Son.
If you desiro to secure a fine
Piano or Organ at a big bargain.?
For particulars write or call on M.
A. Malone, Columbia, ?. C.
I will make Laurcns ray home
hereafter,and can bo found at Chil
dress' Stablos, where I will be pleas
ed to serve tho public in my capa
city as Veterinarian Surgeou. I
make specialties of Castrating
Ridgling Horses and Old Stallions,
removing fungtn growths, warts,
Mi P. KEN KLEY.
Nov. 9, 1806-tf
J. I?. PAUK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
tf?T Special attontion given to tho in
vestigation of titles and collection of
All persons holding claims
against tho county must present
them to tho county Supervisor on
or before the first and second day
of January or they will not bo paid
at that time. By order of the county
It. P. ADAIR,
Do yon want an Organ?
Do yon want the best?
I represent the finest lino of Organs
in America and at fair prices, and on
easy terms. For Catalogues and par
M. A. Malone, Columbia, S. C.
Of Settlement and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 17th day
of Dec. 1896, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Executrix of the estate of Hen
ry Thompson, deceased, in the
office of Judge of Probate, for
Laurens county at 11 o'clock
A. M., and on the same day will
apply for a final discharge from
my trust as such Executrix.
All persons having demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
Nov. 16, 1896.-41
of all kinds go to
and buy for little money,
ille also keeps lee by the'
jcar load and will sell it
to you cheap. A full line
Paper, Pens, Ink, Cigars
and Tobacco, always on
DR. W. H. BALL.
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL RANK, LAURENS
u DiTB?Mond.T and TueMUji.
RIGHT WILL WIN!
Wo havo fully illustrated* tho truth of the above business
maxim. From a small beginning six years ago, wo have built
up a largo trade uutil our mammoth store is now recognized as
ono of tho largest and most attractive in upper Carolina.
While we duly appreciate the liboral patronage bestowed
upon us by our friends in tho past, we are still anxious that our
business should grow and assumo greater proportions. With this
object in viow, we will, on January 1st, 1897, associate with us
as partners in our business, Messrs. M. L. Roper and S. P. Babb.
Of course, this chango will necessitate the taking of a complete
and rigid inventory of our immense stock, and in order to reduce
tho samo to a minimum within the remaining twenty-?vo days,
wo aro determined to inaugurate a cut-rate sale all along tho lino.
We will offer big drives on somo some special lots of Shoes
and Clothing during this twenty-five days, that will completely
knock out all competition. During this sale we will not con
sider tho question of LOSS to ourselves, but GAIN to our cus
A Well Dressed Man
With well dressod chil
dren is a pleasant sight . Tho man
who dresses well regardless of any
obslaclo has] learned one secret of
success. He has learned that monoy
I invested in clothing is monoy well
invested. Ho has learned that it
Meu who buy here have also
\ learned ono secrot of succoss?they
; have learned that thoy will got
I more for their money. You want
style, fit, wear and warmth in a
I overcoat?why pay more than $7.50
i for that. See our locals.
for it, when you can got it
Men's $7.50 Suits
WE ARE THE LEADERS!
SOME BIG DRIVES IN BOYS'
AND MISSES' SIZES, 12,
18 AND 1. CALL AND SEE
A FULL LINE OF MEN'S
SHOES CHEAP. ALSO LA?
DIES' SHOES. IT WILL
PAY YOU TO SEE THEM.
A few Odds and Ends in Good Suits worth $10,00 to $.2.50, now $7.5<>.
^ ^ ^
Dressing Well ]
Is a soieuoo?it
requires lots of lady and
thought. It requires a
little time and [trouble?
the store which oilers the
Don't you know somo
man who always looks
particularly well? Why
do you suppose it is?
It's because he under
stands the art of dressing
?because he appreciates n gooJ clothing store, and buys
here year after year. We have spent lots of time,
money and brains, in making this store whatsit is. but
we have never had cans to regret it.
Big Job in Men's Cheap
Suits worth $5.00
now $3.98 !
This is no "Gatcb-perjrjy" Advertisenjerjt, but \ Regular borja-fide cat-rate Sale for
DAVIS & ROPER
"FAflOUS" Clothing, Hat and Shoe Store.
LAU RENS, S. C.
To our Many Customers and Friends:
Wo sond the eheory news that wo havo now a splendid
lino of Clothing from host manufacturers, at prices to
suit the times and low price of cotton. Wo have
Stouts and Slims
Nobby and Plain
Our stock is entirely now and bought at rock-bottom prices and will
bo sold as low as any goods in tho Stato of equal merit,
our stock of Shoes and Hats
Is largo and well selected and como direct from
factory, and marked down to moot the views of all.
JEFFERSON and KING HATS.
Wc sell the
We invite both Ladies and Gentlemen to call
and examine our new HAND MADE SHOES. Prices right.
Our stock of DRY GOODS
Is new and frosh and markod down at lowest pricos. Favor us with
a call and wo will tako pleasure in giving you pricos.
J. R. MINTER & SON.
Treasurer's Offjcck, )
Laurens C. H., S. C, >
Sept. 28th, 1896. )
The Books for the collection of
State and County Taxer, for the Fis
cal year commencing Novembor
ist, 1895, will be open for the col
lection of said Taxes from the 15th
day of October to the 31st day of
The Levy is as fallows:
State Tax,.4J Mills.
County Tax,_ 4} "
Railroad Tax, . . 3$ ?'
School Tax,_ 3 "
Special Levy Laurens Graded
School,. 4 Mills.
Special Levy Waterloo
Graded School, .... 3 Mills.
Special Levy Cross Hill
Graded School, .... 3 Mills.
? County Treasurer.
Sept. ?8, 1896?tf
These Ilais arc Guaranteed, and we have the prettiest and most
complete line ever shown in the South. Our prices arc right, don't yoi
forget. The above cut shows our 63 cents "Gents Tourist" on the latest
block, up-to-date. Get our prices on Hats and we will sell you yom
Just received some matchless Bargains in
Furniture, Stoves, Tin, C* lass and
Crockery Ware, Sewing
Hats, Caps, Shoes and Clothing, Umbrellas, Big Job in Hosiery
and Notions, Stationery, Watches, Jewelry, Trunks, Valises, Etc.
Look and Live 1 Dollars and Cents in your pocket and sense in
Thanks for past favors and solicit your future patronage.
Yours for Favors,
Dry Goods, Notions,!Etc.
, Lau ren s , S, C . }