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LAU RENS, S. Cm Juno 22, 1807.
The Pitchfork and tbo Kapior.
Senator Tdlmun rarely BulYora in a
battlo of words. Before tbo masses In
an out-door debate,against all comers,
he wields his pitohfork and hnndloB it
doftly. But in our house of Lords all
Borts of weapons conic into play and
the keen blade and every pattern of
edged tool known to wordy warfare,
are employ od. As n rule our Senator,
although sprung from the great land
lord classes, and owning great es
tates plumes himself upon being one of
tbo common people and upon his right
to speak for the masses. Three of our
Presidents, Jackson, Lincoln and
Johnson, all Southerners, wero so hum
bly born as that the birth placo of the
first has always been a debate, while
the last probably had for his Infant
homo a hut as humble as could be
found In the old North State. Yet
these wore hardly harder hit
tors for the masses than Thomas
Jefferson. .lames .Madison or James
Monroo. "Honor and shamo from no
conditions rise." and talent, genius and
the trick of rising to power belongs
to the masses as fully as to the classes.
Wo are led to those rellections by
what occurred In tbo United Slates
Senate but the other day, when the
Tariff Bill was under discussion and
Senator Till man and Senator Hoar, of
Massachusetts divided the dobato.?
Tho Ma8schusetts Sonator substan
tially combated the claim of any one
man to monopolize the right of hum
ble and lowly origin, stating that him
self had sprung from tho "yeomanry.''
and that his associations wero such as
to make him acquainted with tho
views, the feelings and the aspira
tions of the masses in this country.?
Senator Tilltnan is a man of ability
and strong In debate, and wo trust his
little trick of appealing to the passions
and prejudices of the los fortunate in
life, now that ho is In high placo and
station may bo abandoned. It Is un
worthy of him. Wo have now in the
Executive chair of this State a repre
sentative of the great landlord class.
Wo have in tho other State House of
fices, to a mail, representatives of tho
familios who have been conspicuous as
property holders for generations, and
of the college and broadcloth stripe.
Our nu mbers of Congross, (Senators
and Lower House) belong to families
who hold and have held as much prop
erty as the Legislators of any Slate in
this Union, or in any of tho States of
Europe where the people elect their
representatives. If John Burns who
represents tho working classes of Lon
don In tho IJritisn IIouso of Commons
hold *a thousand acres of land or tho
smallest hut in London Town he could
no more bo elected by his working
constituency than the Prince cf Wale--,
or the Duke of Connaught. When the
fight comes in this country between
capital and property on one side and
socialistic and populistlo demands it
will bo scc.i that men of education,
t a lent and intellectual power will ho
chosen to represent tho ono and lordly
property holders the other. As a con
clusion to the whole matter wc do trust
that the time must soon come in this
State when demagogic appeals by
politicians cannot be successfully made
to the great mass of our voters, who
really are of one class- an independ
ent, intelligent constituency of fairly
equal intelligence and property.
Hero Is a sample of the debate In
which wc think Senator Hoar has
drawn a true picture of the body of
tho citizenship of '.Iiis country, a no
blo ??yeomanry" not to 1 a fooled or
Turning totno South Carolina Sena
tor, Mr. Hoar saiil there wore some
mon who seemed to think that down
beneatii the body of the people thore
was a great mass of seething peoplo
eagor for extremes. Ho know through
and through tbo character, purposes
and opinions of tho mon who got their
living from the farms and factories of
Massachusetts. He had sprung from a
yooman, his associations had boon with
that class and ho know what they wero
talking about. "They are,'' ho pro
ceeded, impressively, ''simple, sln
coro, honest, liberty loving, God-fear
ing men. They think no evil, and tho
appeal to vilo passions falls on deaf
ears with thom."
"Will the Sonator pormlt me?" broko
In Mr. Tilltnan.
Mr. Hoar went on without pausing.
Tho mon who make up tho farms and
tho factories wore the same the coun
try over, ho said. Their kinsmen had
turned westward, building up a now
emplro there, a large and glorious
"And I hold," conc'udod Mr. Hoar,
"that to tho groat body of these peo
plo thoso charges are not only propos
torous, but infamous."
Mr. Tillman again was ready with a
reply. As to tho scothim* mass of
ignorance, as tho Sonator from Massa
chusetts had designated the massos,
said Mr. Tillman. Hut the Massa
chusetts Senator promptly interrupted
him. "I deny that stntemont," said
Mr. Hoar. "I said just tho contrary,
and my statemont Is pcrvertod."
"Very well," nnswerod Mr. Tillman,
"you aro tho last man I would he will
ing to misrepresent to his face."
More than two-thirds of tho cotton
produced In this country Is exported,
and an import duty of 1,000 per cent
would not affect the market prico in
tho smallest dogreo. Tho little foreign
cotton that is used by our manufac
turers is Imported because Its peculiar
fibre Is desired for special purposes
and not bocauso It Is cheap. It will lie
nocdod iust tho same, in splto of any
duty. Tho'action of tho Senate, there*
fore, In Imposing an Import duty on
cotton, for the first tlmoln our history,
is uttorly futile and foolish.- Prom tho
But hero is the point, don't you soe?
A membor of Congross from tho South
will fool a sight cf peop'.o, >y posing as
a cotton protectionist. It seems that
all tho Soutluu nltastorH don't know thai
What Kx Senator Irby Says.
Tho following appears in the Statu
Dallies of to-day :
Certain Prints in the state liave been
busy for sometime past in inventing
political scheming* ami combinations
for ex-Senator Irby. Hi* home lias
been industriously gazetted a* a sorl ol
Mecca for scheming and designing pol
iticians, especially those prominent on
the retired list. These constantly re
curring suggestion* put forward with
assured confidence culminate in n let
ter signed "Up-Country" in the state
newspaper of Sunday last to the elVeol
that the ex-Senator i* con fedora ling
to secure for himself the next Govern
UOrship, the election of (Jov. Evans
to the Senate, ami the defeat of Mc
Laurin. The matter wits of such mar
row that the writer sought an Inter
view with the ex-Senator lunching
diese reports. To lie short, the ex
Senator denounced the whole matter
as a bald fabrication ami without foun
dation, and suggesting dial the fan I
that a soubriquet was adopted was (ho
best evidence of the fabrication, Ills
present code is?free silver and a tariil
for revenue only. The writer i- aware
of tin' recent invasion of the ex-Sona
tor by politician* from all points of
t he compass, a fact calculated to stimu
late the inventive faculty where tho
wish Is father to the thought.
Wo thought wo had two men in tho
Senate smarter than any nutmeg Yan
kee from down East. When these gen
tlemen of ours proposed a tar I IT on raw
cotton- the yanks trod one another
down to get to vote with them. Where
upon Hoar nod Allison double the tax
on cotton goods of which we are the
consumers. Thus and thus it comes of
reforming tho tarilT Ideas of Mill*.
Yest, JetTerson, Madison, McDufllu and
Calhoun, Stokes and S-'tanyarno Wil
son are not to bo caught with ohalT.?
Whilo Thk Advertiser is not given
to sing peans to Stokes and Wilson,
their course in tho present Congress
indicates that they may have heard of
Washington and tho Yankees although
but recently called to lock horns with
them. Hen TUhnan is awful handy
with homely wisdom about putting all
your eggs in one basket?well upon
the Augean Stables?but a little oil on
tho Greoks bringing present*.
There is ovidoncu of a "seething"
interest in tho State in reference to
the Senatorial election in this State
now impending. Wo have had in the
recent past political matters too hot in
this State for a healthy condition.
Many, very many people,are tired of it.
and want rest from excitement . In this
spirit men who live in South Carolina
and hopo for her an honorable future,
and glory in lior horored past, urge
tho election to this high place of .1 am68
II. Carlisle of Wofford Col lego. In
such a choice, bickerings would end,
sordid ambition bo rebuked, and the
honor and interost of every cia^s in
the State be rcgardod.
In an Interview with the Washing
ton Correspondent of the Atlanta Con
stitution Senator Mcl.aurin divulge*
Iiis discovery that the pending Turin
legislation is in tho Interest of the
North and Hast. The interviewer pro
coods to publish the discovery. The
correspondent should proceed to an
nounce that tho North American In
dian had found this continent before
the arrival of Columbus.
They arc at l(, Auain
That Is to say, our Stale Dispensary
authorities and foreigner* who propose
to do business in the state mi the
"original package" basis. They are
"by the ear*" in the Court* a* tISlinl.
From an interview with Senator
Irby, which appears in the State
dailies to-day it will appear that he
stands for a sound tariff and has no
foolish fads about ?"if stealing is to go
on I want a share for South Carolina."
Some snide political schemes are be
ing hatched in I.aurons. They will
come to naught, for tho pooplo them
selves HOW run tho Democratic party
in this state .?Columbia Record.
There are constant vain immaginings
of political mischief hatching in I.au
"Hy tho pricking of my thumb*,
Somothing wicked this way comes."
McLaurin and Tiilman have both
made spL-echos on tho Tariff?quasi in
defonco of their votes. Things are
getting a little out of joint when Tiil
man tights from acorner.
Mad dogs aro reported from every
soctlon and a number of dogs, cattle
and persons have boon bitten. -Honen
Draw tho lino at Irwln's Mill, boys,
and be careful how you vote on the
2<ith Inst. Dangerous latltudo that on
tho ultra ?Sialuda.
After eminent physicians and all
other known remedies fail, Botanic
Blood Halm (B. B.B.) will quickly
cure. Thousands of testimonials at
test tl'is fact. No c.tse nf [Ihcutna
tism can stand before its magic
healing power. Send stamps for
books of particulars. It contains
evidence that will convince you
that B. B. li. is the best cure for all
Blood and Skin Diseases ever dis
covered. Beware of substitutes
said to be "juftt as good." $! .00 per
A NOTED JOURNALIST CURED AM)
I was afflicted for three years
with rheumatism of the ankle and
joints to such an extent lb it loco
motion was difficult, and I suffered
gicnt pain. I was induced Id Cy a
bottle of B. B. B. and before I had
completed the second bottle I ex
perienced relief, and four bottles
ellccted an entii? cure months
The health of tho entlro cotnuiu
lilty is good, livery body is oil ft
l>ooiu, Tho seasons aro lino and
farm work is progressing.
Alisa Nannie Allison after hav
ing lived uinofigst uh for Ibo past
eigbloon months, pulls up stakes
and ;c"? * buck <" Chestnut
liblge. We are sorry lo b?vo her
leave '* r she b is endear ml herself
to ovory one lie mot. Wo hope !
and tlil-t that wherever her lot
iu life is i'i-i her surroundings will
!>?? in h as to rentier her happy.
.Miss Kstello Wvatlu-ri) is home
from Greenville where sho has
been attending school for tho past
nine months, and everybody wel
comes her b u k and WO wish her a
Mhs Lola lioyce and 10 in inn
animal), of Cro a Hill,have been
spending tho pHsl wi ck at Mr.
Samuel J. Todd's,
Mrs. L'annio Bailey and (laugh
tor, Ml'8, Hub >, have been visiting
at Mrs. M. A, ?ummcral't?.
Who, oil! Who is the (>ru corres
pondent ? Why not give some
name so that WO might suggest
some remedy for so many sick
LMossrf. Parks and Ohildrcss
have started out to thrn.-di the
small crop of grab?, and Cunning
ham Bros, will start in ft few days.
Tho Oilsons havo plenty of
bonus, Irish potatoes and black
heir; pie am! who wants u better
Johnson's Chi// and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONI: DAY
Cure. It eures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
The weather rdmains extremely
warm. The recent tains have been
very beneficial to the growing
Harvesting the small grain crop
is the order of the day. Wheat and
oats are tut ning cht a fair yield.
There is a gicat deal of sickness
in this vicinity at present.
Miss Alma Lungston lias been
quite sick with lever but we arc
glad t) state is better.
Miss Estelle Davenport is recov
ering from a severe attack of sick
ness of short duration.
Mr. O. C. Cunninghau and
daughter, Miss Sue arc sick with
fever. Wc hope they may s.uin re
Miss May Pinson visited her sis
ter, Mrs. J. it. Iteed at Harris
Lithin Springs last week and re
port il most pleasant trip
Miss Maggie Mundy, of Abbe
ville visited Mi. J. V. Williams last
Mis- May Madden has returned
from Winthrop College, Rock Hill
where she has been attending school
for several months.
Mr. I'M Teaguc, of Columbia is
spending awhile with Iiis father,
Mr. Thud Teaguc. We wish him a
Miss Nora Smith, of Laurens vis
ited Miss MollicThompson on Sun
Fi mi all accounts wc would not
be surprised at hearing the wedding
bells ringing in our midst before
Why complain of hard times
when vegetables are in abundance,
chickens large enough to fry and
June apples and blackberries get
We would like to look into the
pleasant face ol some one who has
never had any derangement of the
digesli e oigans. We sec the
drawn and unhappy faces of dys
peptics in every walk of life, It is
our national disease and nearly nil
complaints spring from this source.
Remove the stomach difflulty and
the work is done.
Dyspeptics and pale, thin people
are literally sta.ving. because they
don't digest their food. Consump
tion never (level >ps in people of
robust and normal digestion, Cor
rect the wasting and loss of flesll
and we cute the disease. Do this
The Shaker Digestive Cordial
contains already digested food and
is a digester of food at the same
time. Its ell* cts are felt at once.?
Get a pamphlet of your druggist
and learn nbout it.
LAXOIi is Castor Oil made as
sweet as honey by a new process.
Children l kc it.
A GOO 11 ? ?AMSTRESS
AND A HOUOKMOLU NKGESSITV IS
oni <>* our new
f?n Fuix Fmrtic,. ..... AooncsB
On Factory Hill.
From Home L'agO III Cotton Plant.
Itov. Poarco Kinard, of Ninoty
Si\ is conducting religions . -r
viees under Iiis tent on Factory
Hill, assisted by Rovs. .1. D. ['ills,
Molvin Shell and Win. 0. (Murk.
Uro. Kinard is no stranger in our
midsl . Me is well known as ;i
man ??t' earnest and consoorutod
lite. lie is working hard for tin'
good of souls, and in so doing, has
i lie promise of God t.mfori ami
strengthen him. thai his inborn
will not lie in vain. Although the
factory has boon in operation for
more than n year, thorn i> no placo
for preaching or Sunday School
for t lie large number of opera! os
and their families, oxoopt a smafl
brush arbor, constructed by Mr.
Shell tor his regular services. No
matter, though, how lowly und
how humble tho phn.f worship.
il is not more lowly than the
places whore thai Christ w hom we
profess to follow spuke in (he mul
titudes when He walked oil the
earth. So where "twoor three"
are mo! together" in His name
"they have tho swoet assurance
t hat ' lie will "bo tllefe to llless
Sow in the morn thy seed:
A l eve hold not t hy hand:
To doubt and fear give thou no heed,
Itroildcast it o'er the land.
Then when t he glorious end,
'I'he day of Cod shall come:
The angel reapers shall descend,
And Heaven shout "Harvest Home."
In One Day.
Miss Minnio Cheek, who has
been sick so long with consump
tion died June 5th.
The farmers are very much be
hind with their plowing. Tho re
cent heavy rains havo left the land
badly washed and run together.
I Rev. Ii. ltabb, Mr W. A. Me
Ollntock, Mrs. .1. E. McCllnto?k,
Dr. Bryson, Messrs. A. Y. Thomp
son and Mr. N. A. Cralg attended
tho Due West Commencement.
Mr. J. Q, Bryson graduated at
Erskine this session.
Mr. William Bryson is at'home
spending his vacation.
[>lis3C8 Nannie McCliotock mid
Nannie Thompson from Duo West
I Female College and Linda and
I Hat tie Hunter from Greenville
College are all at homo spending
Dr. Bryson has bought him a tine
horse and buggy.
Mrs. Km ma and Willie Richard
son were visiting at Mr. Oscar
Hunter's last week.
Mrs. Don Hunter has bo"ti quite
Rev. Terry from Chester
preached in tho Presbyterian
church the second Sabbath.
The young people had a sociable
at Mr. A. Y. Thompson's last week
nud a lawn party at Dr. Blakoley's
this week, and we boar they are to
have an ice cream festival soon.
Mrs L. Bhtkely has the largest
number of frying chickens in town.
Mr. W. 1). and T. P. Byrd's saw
mill has been doing some line
work at this place.
Mr. W.T. Blukely has a ear load
of fine lumber and sningles for
sale. We hear he is selling them
very eh es p.
Mr. Robert Blnkolynnd Mr. Rob
ert Fleming have tho finest honey
wo havo seen. Mr. Blakeloy sold
125 pounds to one man. Mr. Flem
ing also has the finest irisb potatoes
in town and to think both of these
men are batchelors.
In One Day.
As it has been some time since
our last correspondence I shall en
deavor to give you brielly a few
dots from our vicinity.
Wc have been blessed with abun
dance of rain, and while our sym
pathies go out toward those who
suffered so severely from recent
hail and storms we feel very thank
ful our lot was not among them.
Many acres of cotton were partially,
if not totally destroyed by hail in
sections near by us.
Since the rain crops arc looking
well, and farmers are too busy to
have much news.
Mrs. ("laud Boyd, o( Scdalia, is
visiting the family of Rev. I). P.
Rev. J. M. Piko preached at Dials
Church last Sunday morning anil
at (}ray Court in the afternoon ol
the same day.
Miss Maude Bishop is visiting
relative in Newbcrry.
Mr. Albeit Boyd is visiting
friends in Sedalia.
An infant child of Elijah Riddle
died on last Friday morning, June
Miss Nivca Patton has been
quite ill, but is now convalescent.
Miss Jennie MeDuflic is visiting
at Mr. J. T. Pedcn's for the pur
pose of giving his daughter musi
Johnson's Chili r.r J Fe*
ir Tonic is) a ON?-DAY
Was Very Nervous
Had 8mothcriny Spoils and Could
Not Sleep Doctors Callod It
Nouraigin and Indigestion?
"l had paint) in my head, neck and
shoulders nnd nil through my body but
they wore most severe In my led side.
The doctor callod it neuralgia and lu
d igest ion. I was coiillnod to my bed for
oight months, l uns vory nervous, had
stnolheriug spells and could nut sleep. I
road of cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla and
o( a ease similar to mine. My husband
procured n bottle, and I began taking it.
After taking ouo bottle I felt better, was
aide to rest ami my appetite linprovod. I
continued until riy uervousuoss was
oured und I was much hotter In every
way. My husband has also been bene
fited by Hood's Sarsaparilln." Maky 8.
BTONE, Bpoinville, Virginia.
Is the liest Intact loOneTruo llloo? l'urillor.
Sold t>y all ilrilgKiStS. ?-I. six lor .?.r>.
., ,? ucl harmoniously with
Hood 8 PlllS Hood's Sarsaparilla.
TODD'S CROSS ROAD.
Todd's Cross Roads has been si
lent for some time.
The health of ibis community is
very good at this writing, except
Mrs. Lou Nelson, wo are sorry to
slate is not any better. It seems
that she bus had a hard time of it.
We uro sorry lo say that m r. La
fayette Toague lost his little babe
on last Wednesday. Wo sympa
thize with tho bereaved parents
and family in the r deep distress.
Weep not fou l parent:) your babe
is safe in Jesus arms.
Crops ari> looking very well for
the (hauet! they have had. Cats
are almost a failure in this vicinity.
Mr. Willie Moore nnd Misses
Fannie,F.llie and Callie Martin at
tended Oomnioncement at Prince
ton. They report n pleasant trip.
Children's D.iy and picnics are
the order of the day about here.
We are going to have one at /.iu!)
some lime before long, and wo are
going lo say like our Tip Top cor
respondent that every body will be
invited if they bring along a little
grub to help out a little, We don't
know yet the exact time but will
lind out und let you know friend
iOd I tor, so you will have a chanro
to come and be one of tho number.
When Unby was sick, wogavohcrCartorla,
When sit" w.is a child, she erlwl for Caatoria.
When BllO ItOCUUl? }1i ?8, slie i '.ini^ to Castorla.
Wbou bIio had CltlUlruu, slio uavotlieiu Castorla
Those who may desire cheap
and safe insurance will find what
they want in tho Home Mutual
Fire Protective Association of 8,
C. represented by J. R. Mmter A
Son'., L?nens, S. C. BusillC88
from town and county solicited.
J. It. MINTER & Son.
VV I T II
'Cheap, as Ii. W. MARTIN?
>sells it delivered at your
jdoor. No one need say
II o\v Hot It Is!
Furnished for picnic andj
Prompt delivery, full'
'weight and at the LOWEST
E. W. MARTIN,
Laurens, S. C.^
^Telephone r/o. 79. ?p
than ever before?
the prices are
WBSTRRN WHBP.L WOWS
Ci 'h:ago?Nbyv yo&k
CatalogUi free Agent! cv?rywh?ra
Notice to Creditors,
^\11 eredltors of the 09tate of Mary
I'. Kennedy, deceased, are horeby no
tified to present their claims duly at
tested to tho undersigned on or before
August 1st, IS'.iT.
W. W. KENNEDY,
Administrator With Will Annexed.
dune 16, 1807 -3?4t
UK. W. H. BALL t
Fit)d Us Mere
Waiting to invite you in and show you through <>ui Ji*? Stucks.
With 11 times as many Goods as can
in our city hy any one.
Can furnish your house from Kitchen to Parlor.
Will You Give Us a Chancei
S.M. &E.H.Wilkes & GO.
Laurens, S. C, |i
Wo have the largest and most complete slock ?>i furniture
over shown in Laurcns. Vou will be astonished i<> sec such nice
Oak Suits nt such Low Price s.
Is lo give the very best for Ihu leasl money.
Wc don't sell anything but what vvc can guarantee, and are
doing business on business principles.
You C'tn find anything yon want in Dress Goods, Trimmings,
Millinery, Shoes and Gents I'tirnishing Goods.
Celebrated light running "While Hickory" wagons, with ex
tra deep and long bodies for hauling seed-cotton, cotton, etc, for
liny from us and p;el new Goods.
Laurens Cotton Mills,
J. ED. BASS, Jr., Manager,
1 ? t: i?
i-t! M?mling and Repairing dom a:
short notice and special attention givi u
VV. A. JOHNSON,
Mi Iis & Robertson's old stand
?next door Men-Delia Hotel.
People of LaurensI
i have opened up a large llnrnesf
and Saddlery business in the in tht
storeroom next lo .1. II. Sullivan's,
on Main St n et. I manufacture nil
<?f my Harness and sell then)
cheaper than you can buy Ibis
I shodd) Not them harness which is
put op by i> .ys ami girls that havo
no knowledge of the business. 1
li ve beiii working at the business
foi 20 veins, and can make any
kind ol Harness from $2.50 up lo
if" ;(io.oi). I vvoi from thtcc to five
harness-makers all the time, und
can make anything you want that 1
have not got in slock, but 1 always
keep a large stock of everything in
my line on hand. I sell one grade
of liainess at $7.00 complete, that
if you can buy elsewhere in L1111
rens foi the same money 1 will
make anyone that docs it a present
of a set. I sell all ol" my goods on
twelve months guarantee it any -
thing give- away I will tix it for
nothing. 1 also do nil kind oi re
pairing at reasonable prices. (Jail
ami get prices and examine my
slock of goods.
I have a trace at lach men I that I give
away with OVCt'J -oi of harness that i->
worth in many cases from t-'? > 10 $100,
11 i- a patient, fastener to keep tho tri? ??
from slipping oil of the slnglotr
Von can't bu,> thorn from any one hi ?
mo as I have tl. I right for this COUIlty.
; sell them at Ifi cent.- a pair or 2 pairs
for 2f> cent,.
tJ?T Highest prices paid for Hides.
Tho Lau re n h Harness Co.,
IJ, B. IIUQGIN, Proprietor*
Prof. Otto C. Grunitz,
lilt ASS, KKhli AM? STIUNGKI)