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LAURENS, S. C, July 20, 1807.
The campaigners arc moving steadily
towards the Western parts of the State.
"Westward the star oi Empire takes
its way." No new features appear,
McLaurin very seriously defends his
taritT votes; Kvans seriously attacks
them; Mayflold makes a good,square
argument in opposition to McLaurin's
record and has some specific to mend
the short coinings of the dispensary;
lrby attacks Ellerbo for his weakness,
laughs at .McLaurin, galls Kvans occa
sionally and makes the feathers fly,
ridicules the whole lay-out, with an
occasional touch of argument as to tho
issues sprung by tho quintette of
statesmen. The meetings seem to con
tinue smill 1 and Vli'Q attracting little
interest. Public opinion is moulding
slowly?and the indications as yet are
insufficient to enlighten as to which
way the cat will jump. Tho great
body of Democratic voters lie in the
Western Piedmont ? Spartanburg,
York. Greenville. Anderson, Abbeville,
and the satellite counties lying
around them. As goes the volume of
voters in these great counties so goes
tho great Senatorial plum.
The papers in the State, as a rule,
are non-committal?straddling the
fence. This, of course, comes from
th^ro being a field full of candidates.
Now and then a newspaper hits a
candidate squarely, but as between
the rest no choice is made. You must
read between the linos which way they
are laying their shekels. Tho Green
ville News, the Piedmont Daily, makes
no selection, so of the Thunderer, of
Charleston, so of the Post, an evening
luminary of Charleston, so of the Reg
ister of tho capital city. The State
speaks out wide mouthed for McLaurin
and so its evening contemporary, the
Record, each the echo of the other
and t'other from which is indistinguish
able. The great WOOkllos, the Ander
son Intelligencer, the Abbeville Me
dium, the Greenville Mountaineer,
and others of the like ilk we are una
able as yet to place. In duo time they
will place their odds. The meetings
have all been pleasant, but the wire
edge is wearing Off and by the time
the speakers reach this latitude, the
campaign will have narrowed down
to the real issues and it will be lively.
Tho dog days are here. A foolish
nonsensical suggestion has been urged
of a combine between Kvans, lrby and
Mnylicld against McLaurin. But this
is plainly absurd. One man could
carry the opposition as well as the
trio it would look more like an entry
of every man on his own hook with the
hope of each to lead and if he fail to
get a majority or if nobody get a ma
jority, at least, to be second best and
in tho second and last tug. From the
tone of the country press the ecu try
is sounder on the tariff than we had
hoped for. There is a right stout con
viction that we are all-round consum
ers and that we must fight for a low
tariIT or as near to Free Trade as we
can get?atleast for two generations ?
until we have manufactures to protect,
and do all wo can it will require a half
century to make us anything but con
sumers of manufactured articles and
producers of raw material. Would it
Our good renders are entitled to have
a taste of tbe pepper, mustard, ginger,
spicc-B and other condiments that give
relish to tho plain,every day corn dodger
style of the campaign. In the way of
sauce hero is a saucey letter to tho
State from Cap'. Shell touching Col.
Irby's reference to him down in A ikon:
To the Editor of The State :
I observe in the proceedings of the
senatorial campaign reported from
Aiken that Candidate irhy in hU
harangue at that place,said; "MayAeld
was poor old Shell's b ?by and Shall
was a political corpse; so Mayflold is an
orphan." In reply, I willsay, that Mr.
Mayflold is not my "baby," but is the
distinguished son of a noble sire, a .d is
a gentleman in the trnost sonse,
Tho most that I have had to do in
creating political misfortunes was the
part tak^n in advancing the possibili
ties of a very unworthy blatherskite
and fraud, who for six years misre
presented the people of South Carolina
Jn tho United Siates SenatO, and his
name is John Laurens Manning lrby.
I mav ho a "'political corpse," but
tbank God.' I am not a moral mounter
back, and to say the least, I have the
respect and confidence of all good
ehr: ? im people wherever known.
The senatorial primary in Lumens
county will determine to what extent
my political corpse baa decayed, and
how much voters appreciate swaggering
G. \v. Shell.
Laurens, S. C, July 16, 1807.
John C. Calhoun is growing papular
in this campaign. Jofferson and Jack
son havo grown to be great favorites
in tho last six years. But a live dog
is bettor than a dead lion. Givo us a
live, lithe athletic, kicking Jackson.
It is a nico affair when a loan yankee
like Tom Reed can with a nasal drawl
make a small potato out of the biggest
man tho "great Stato of South Car
olina" has produced.
Tho News and Courier is cool and
complacent, the Charleston Post sar
donic, -tho Greenville News jubilant
and frolicksomo, tho Register watch
ing, tho Record hugging McLaurin,
the State reforming and explaining,
tho Spartanburg Horald looking
through it.? microscope for a gold bug.
lrby is jubilant, Evans reminiscent,
May field In earnest, McLaurin point
ing backward and explaining, Duncan
For Infants and Children.
Kor (lie Marlboro Democrat.
The Laurons Advertiser, ?of last
"Coals are not brought to Now Cas
tle?wool 's Imported to a goat's houso.
Watch that tho entire Egyptian cotton
output is not dumped upon the
great cotton patches of Col. C. S.
McCall or Chancellor Johnson over in
Marlboro and Marion. No wonder
that Frye and lioar are coming to the
help of MoLaurin and TUlinan,
In noticing the above paragraph tho
Marlboro Democrat, published right
at McCall 's home. Bays : "The Adver
tiser was evidently hard up for an item
or else ho did not know that a COttO i
mill not a dozen miles from the great
patches of Mr. McCall, has been using
Kgypttan cotton, and a deolarmatlon
made by this mill thut if a tax is placed
upon raw material the mill will use
rone but raw otton 'Crawl in,'
brother." This Is vindication enough
for the action of Senators Tillman and
MoLaurin in voting for the protection
Very well, wise bl'Othor. Then it is
all Stuff about "bringing the mills to
th cotton." We. tin-cotton producers
of South Carolina are in a nice pickle
if o tton can be produced In Egypt)
handled and laid down ten thousand
ml los distant over ocean and land at
the Marlboro mills in competition with
cotton grown at their gales. Wo should
double the capacity and duplicate the
mills. And bj the wa> it is consoling
to Thk Advertiser to learn that
there is a cotton mill down in
Marlboro and that the liberal pro
prietors are anxious for a tariff to on
chance the price of tbo raw material
they consume. The cotton planters In
that neighborhood should encourage
these mill owners. And tints we have
another paragraph, don't you see.
The Senators, those pinks of "cour
tosy," at the instance of Bacon, of
Georgia, Tillman and MoLauron, "in
nocents abroad," put cotton ties and
bagglugon the Free List. When they
got back to the House they went on
the New England Protection List, of
course. These Senators of ours are
innocent people, and should be oxeusod
for hollowing'' before they got out of
woods. Fool Who'.-' Louisiana saves
her sugar but Georgia falls on her
At Hampton, Lientennnt-Oovcrnor
McSweony'8 own reservation, and
where he edits the Hamp'ton Guardian,
Col. Irby charged him with being in
the big newspaper trust to suppress the
campaign speeches. The Lle?t-Gover
nor denied the "soft impeachment.",
and the candidate graciously accepted
the amende. These amenities between
the powerful, are beautiful to behold.
The Cuban troubles bold out and so j
does the internecine whiskey war in
South Carolina. So we have two costly
luxuries?the liquors and the litiga
tion. Liquidation comos when the
taxpayers walk up to the Captain's
odice in October.
We are indebted to Hon. Stanyi rue
Wilson for a copy of "An Act -
to encourage tho Industries of the
United States." It is a fearful docu
ment, and in its title carries with it
a fearful lie?being a Bill to rob the
farmers and other consumers?ninety
per cent of the people of these States.
A report went like wildfire throught
out the State on Thursday last that
Senator Tillman had boon killed by
electric cars at Washington. How
the canard originated has not and
probably will not be explained.
Senator Tlllman's Dispensary Bill
passed the Senate, lie claims that it
will enable the State to control tho
liquor business, Then, again, it is
claimed that it will not alter the law
as it stands.
Tillman tackled Speaker Reed in the
cloak room of the Senate. There is
some sort of a fish that shocks with
electric power when touched. Our
Benjamin knows about it.
The prospect is a little better for
silver?England and France showing a
disposition towards some International
Thoro is danger that the pending
campaign will turn upon moral and not
on political principles.
Seventy-five per cent of the State
Press aro Ishmaelitcs in the ponding
In the present instance it will ho.
commendable to hurrah for tho "un
derneath dog in the light."
The Dispensary bids fair to realize
what its auth and advocates claim
for It-?not f( ;venue only."
There arc five candidates to (ill Mo
Laurln's shoos as a late roprosentati vo
of tho ?th Congressional District.
And now it scorns *hnt Tilltnan's
whiskey victory in tho Senate moans a
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from S
to 10 days to cure fever.
. Johnson* s Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
Originality, quality, effectiveness
you will find those sterling points in
tho stocks of S. M. & E. II. Wllkos &
Co, Furnish your houso from kitchen
to parlor and pay tho froight.
Cure all llvor in-. billons- n?w ? ? ?
nesi, headache, stem- ?II f*t
.K-Ii, Indigestion, constlpa- 9 I I
Mos. They ?et caMly, Tvtth. ? ? ? ?
out paiu or gripe. Seid by ?II dniftfflttc, V> cent*.
The only Pill? to Uke with JUood'i
Tho August Number
Of The Delineator is called the
Mid-su no trier Number, and its Ex
position of hot-weather Modes and
Fabrics Is made graphic by full
page color plates und intertexual
Illustrations, supplemented by a
Special article on Mourning Attire.
The number Is notable for its ile
Uon, Prances Lyndo's "Diana of
the Ephesiuus," it dainty love
story with a sottllug among the
mountains of Northern Alabama,
boing complemented l>y tiio fascin
ating narration of an encounter
w i < 11 a Paris necromancer, which
forms the second of Martin Orde's
serial accounts of Olivo Kaynor's
adventures. Mrs. A. S. Potter
writing of the Social life of Si.
Louis shows the continual potency
oi" the Creole Influence in that in
teresting semi-southern metropolis.
N'i>, 1 of Jennie Drake's Now York
Types Is devoted to H spright ly and !
umuslng analysis of the women !
who shop. Dr. Grace Peekham
Murray continues her ''Talks ou
Health and Beauty" with a ?Iis- !
cuh 1 iou of tho various forms of ex
ercises especially beneficial to her
h \. The growth of Golf iti Amer
ica is authoritatively treated by
Mrs. Reginald de Kovon, with
- into account of noted feminine
players. Especially suited to the
dog days ate the directions
for making various Salad and
Salad Dressings, and Francis
Leeds' for a Summer Pick-Me-Up.
Young people looking for a new
ontortaiunnent will enjoy Lucia M.
Ii /.?hin;,' description ot "A Butter
fly Party.*' Mrs. Witherspoon's
A ugusi Tea-Table includes mention
of some of the novol uses now
to ido of precious stones. Mr.
\ ick*8 Flower Garden is supple
mented by practical answers to va
rl >us inquiries, tho hooks of the
mouth are noticed, and tho usual
I [oh are devoted to needlework.
The Mount Lebanon Shakers
have recently perfected an ingenious
c iic lor dyspepsia. Their Digestive
Cordial consists of a food already
dig sted and a digester of foods
The importance of this invention
will be appreciated when we
realize what a proportion of the
c immunity arc victims of some
form of stomach troubles. Thou
sands of pale, thin people have lit
tle inclination to cat, and what
they do cat causes them pain ami
This Digestive Cordial of the
Shakers corrects any stomach de
rangement at once. It makes thin
people plump. Every one will be
greatly interested to read the little
book which has been placed in I he
hands of druggists for free dis
What is LAX OL? Nothing but
Castor Oil made as palatable as
honey. Children like it.
know our clothing. You'll be
surprised when vvc tell you that
we're going to sell even better
clothing this year than we did
lasl year. You didn't think it
\v;is possible. But it is.e We're
constantly looking out for ft pos
sible improvement. Our prices
arc lower than ever. Just come
and see for your self.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.
Laurens, S. C.
to* i C i .
The printers mistake of last
week caused us to suy Dr. Frank
Taylor when it Bhould have been
Dr. Frank Godfrey. But we can
forgive u hard worked printer for
the Doctor is among us and here to
stay. He is golog about relieving
tho sick and encouraging the
The little Gilsons attended a
picnic last Saturday at Bird's Mill
and report n groat big time.
I The much needed rains have
come at last and everybody is re
Wo boar tho rumbling In the dis?
taucoof the U.S. band for the Dis
trict of S. ('. and we will be ready
to jump aboard as she passes and
choose that day whom we will
Indications point to a decided
oil in the number of immigrants
during the present liscnl year. Up
t'? tili?, time only l9<,000 immi
grants have entered our ports,
whereas lor ths corresponding
months of the year preceding some
thing like ?^o.ooo immigrants
No remedy is as effectual in
eradicating and curing Catarrh as
Botanic Blood Balm, (I>. B. B.) It
purifies and enriches the blood,
eliminates microbes, bacteria, etc.,
and builds up the system from the
first dose. Thousands of cases of
catarrli have been cured by its
magic power. For all blood and
skin diseases, it lias no equal. Buy
the old reliable and long tested
remedy, and don't throw your
money away cn substitutes, palmed
off as "just as good." Buy the old
reliable Botanic. Blood Balm. Price
$l.oo per large bottle.
SAYS IT IS GLORIOUS.'
I cannot refrain from telling
you what a glorious medicine you
have. For two years my mother
has suffered with a severe catarrh
of the bead and ulcerated sore
throat. She resorted to various
remedies without ell'ect, unlil she
used Botanic Blood Balm), which
cured her catarrh, and helped her
8locum (i i lsox.
W. A. Pepper.
For sale by druggists.
Had 8rnothorlng Spoils and Could
Net Sleep - Doctors Called It
Neuralgia anci Indigostlon.
"I ha<l pains in my la-ad, nock and
Bhoulders and all through my body hut
I lity wore most severe, in my left Hide-.
TU? doctor culled it neuralgia und iu
dlgestlon. 1 was conllnod to my bed (or
eight months. 1 wan very nervous, had
smothering spells and could not sluep. I
read ol oures by Hood's Sarsaparille, ami
of a ease similar to mine. My husband
piocured a bottle, and 1 began taking it.
After taking one bottle 1 fell better, was
able lo rest ami my appetite improved. I
continued until my nervousness woh
OUred anil 1 was ranch bitter in every
way. My husband has also been bono
Uted by Hood's Sarsaparille." Mahy S.
Stone, Spalnville, Virginia.
HOOCl5 S 8parma
1st holiest- la fncl tho Oao True blood I'urlfler.
Sold by all druggists, SI, six (?r $6.
j, n?, HCl haillKMlielislv with
rfOOCrS HlllS Hood's guraaparllla.
iv k i<: v
w i r 11
'Cheap, as K. W. .MARTINI
*sq\\s it delivered at youri
|door. No one need say
How Hot It Is!
Furnished for picnic and,
Prompt delivery, full'
'weight and at the Lowest
K. W. MARTIN,
Lnurens, S. L
^Telephone No. 79.
AN OPEN L
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD <% CASTORIA," AND
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRAUE MARK.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now sjCS^-t-JsZ"* 0,1 ever^
bear the facsimile signature of t&t^Sx "Z&ZZuic wrapper.
This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA,'' which has been
used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the hind you have always bought s/tf??~%7~ on ^w
and has the signature of C^a^xr^^^i^ wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which ('has. H. Fletcher is
President. a - j
March 8, 1S97. ^ 3^4U^h^, z>.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist: may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
THI OCNTAUN COMPANY, tt MUHRAV aTHtIT, NIM/VONK ?IT?.
By ordci* of thu Hoard of Commis
sioners of Lnuronscounty ouch und
every Township Commissioner
throughout tho county is hereby
notified and authoriz 'd to have each
and every overseer within their Town
ship to have not more nor less than
four days work done upon each and
every public highway throughout the
county by the first of September, ls'.iT.
Any and all Township Commission
ers or overseers failing or neglecting
to comply with above shall bo pun
ished according to the laws of the
county government aftor being re
ported to the Supervisor.
j .ins Downy,
The bridge across Sahn'.a River,
known as tho Watts Bridge, will bo
let to the lowest bidder on Thursday
July 22d, 1807.
The above bridge to be let jointly
between this, Lnurons, and Green
bids from Iron bridge men solicited.
Jam rs Downey,
July o, '07-.it Supervisor.
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors of tho cstato of Mary
V. Kennedy, deceased, are hereby no
tified to present their claims duly at
tested to the undersigned on or before
August 1st. 1807.
W. w. KENNEDY,
Administrator With Will Annoxcd.
Juno 15, 1897?3?4t
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAUBENS
ang a ifcuanwoio Ntocucirv is
< oun Nt?W
For Fun. ;? ? uTic.'i.Afi-, AooHcas
JUNE MANUFACTURING OO.
.Maniifnclurprt of FtltO FtimMy Sewing M.ichlnns
South Carolina College,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Session' begins September 28thr
Clatstcal, Litoraryi Bolontlflo, Normal
und Law Courses, v\*h Diplomas.?
Special Courses, with Cortlfloates.?
Hoard #!> a month. Total nocoBBary
exponses for the year (exclusive of
travelling, clothing, and books), from
?I r: in . i;,:;. Womon admlttod to all
I'or further Information, nddroBS tho
F. 0. WOODWARp*
Fit)d Us Here
Waiting to invite you in and show you through our Large Stocks.
With 11 times as many Goods as can foe shown
in our city hy any one.
Can furnish your house from Kitchcii to Parlor
You Give Us a Chance?
Laurens, S. C, June 27, 1S9}
All Goods Delivered in South Carolina.
We have the largest and most complete stock of Furniture
ever shown in Laurcns. Yon will be astonished to secus
Oak Suits at such Low Prices.
We arc selling the best Stove made, and can give you any
size and price.
Is to give Iii?- very best lor the least money.
Wc don't sell anything but what wo can guarantee, and arc
doing business on business principles.
Yon can lind anything you want in Dross Goods, Trimmings,
Millinery, Shoes and Gents Furnishing Goods.
Celebrated light running "White Hickory" wagons, with ex
tra deep and long bodies for hauling seed-cotton, cotton, etc., for
Buy from us and get new Goods.
Laurens Cotton Mills,
' J. ED. BASS, Jr., Manager.
Mending and. Repairing done at
sheet uotu'i and special attention glv< n
\Y. A. JOHNSON,
Mills cc Robertson's <>U1 stand
?next door Bcn-Dclln Hotel.
TO Til K
People of Laurens
I have opened up a large Harnest
and Saddlery business in the in tl (
storeroom next to .1. H.Sullivan's
on Main Street. 1 manufacture all
of my Harness and sell then'
cheaper than you can buy this
shoddy Noithcril harness which is
p it up by boys and giiis that hm
no knowledge of the business. 1
have been working nt the luisim -v
for io years, and can make any
kind of Harness from $2.50 up ??>
$500.00. 1 work from three to five
I harness-makers all the time, and
can make anything you want that I
have not got in stock, but I alwnj*
keep a large stock c?r everything in
my line on band. I sell one grade
Of harness at $7.00 complete, th; il
if you c an buy else where in I.au
reus for the same money I \vill
make anyone that does it a present
of a set. 1 sell all of my goods on
tw<i\e months guarantee if any
thing gives away I will tix it lor
nothing. I also do (ill kind ol ic
pairing at reasonable prices. Call
and get pi ices and examine m>
stock of goods.
I have a trace" attachment that 1 :.' ??
away with ovory sot of harness thai ??
worth in many cases from f.v.) to$b"n?
It is a patten: fastener to keep the I iv
from slipping oil of the singlclr
You can't, buy them from any one hi
mo ns I have'the right for this county.
I sell them at !?"> cent- a pair or _* pail'f
for 2fi cents,
#>v Highest prices paid for Hides
The Laurons Harness ( ti
li. R, HUGGIN, Proprietor
PrOf. Otto C. Grnnitx,
IHtASS, RHBD tNI> BTIUNGKO
INST HUM BNTS.
Classes taught on reasonable terms.