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W. W. HA DD,
LAUKENS, S. C. Kept. 28, 1807.
The recent enactment of a high pro
tective tariff on mports by Congress
and tho discussion in tlie recent Pri
mary Campaign in this State naturally
recal's tho great excitement and conse
quent legislation in this State growing
out of similar Congressional onact
nicnts in the Jackson poriod. On the
24th of Novombor ls::2in the 57th your
of tho oxi8teneeof this Government the
people of this State in Convention as
sembled pa-scd the celebrated meas
ure: "An Ordianee to Nullify corialn
Acts of the Congress of the (Jolted
States, purporting to be laws, laying
duties and imposts on tin- importation
of Foreign commodities." The Con
vention sat at Columbia. This paper
may be found on page !120, Vol. I, Stat
utes of South Carolina. The volume
contains a large number of public
dooumonts bearing upon the limita
tions of the constitution, the powers of
Congress, the rights of the Slates, the
powers of the F?deral Judiciary, and
the Executive Branch of the Govern
ment. The action of tho State brought
about a modification of the Tariff laws,
known as the "Clay Compromise."?
Tho great papers were submitted by
committees to the Genoral Assembly,
and the proceedings of other States in
reference to the action of South Caro
lina, tho very able commentary by Dr.
Cooper, the Editor of the Volume, and
probably as able a political economist
as the century Has produced, made the
ablest exposition of the Tariff, and the
character of oar government to bo
found in our political literature, it
would be well if these papers furnish
nishing a complete account cd the
most interesting poriod in the history
of the State, could bo compiled into a
volume for tho use Of tho Colleges of
tho State, that sound views of the con
stitution and the government bo in
stilled into our youth, while the argu
ment to their minds would be a com
plete vindication of tho State's great
part in the past, and conserve the pa
triotism whioh characterized their fa
The ordinance is signed by ninety
three subscribers, tin' Convention con
sisting of the constituent number of
the representation in the General As
sembly. .Many of the names are his'
toric. James Hamilton, Junior, pre
sided and Isaac W . liayne, as Clerk, at
tested the signatures. Among the
signers are to bo found, Fierce M.
Butler, afterwards Governor and killed
in Mexico commanding the Palmotto
Regiment; Ltobort Y. tlayno, then
Governor, George MeDultle, afterwards
Gcernor and Senator in Congress:
John L. Wilson, author of tho cole- |
brated duelling code in this State and
Governor: A. Hurt, Congressman, R.
"W. Barnwell. Senator, F. i(. El more,
Senator, William Harper, distingu
ished Chancellor, dob Johnson, dis
tinguished ChancoMor, It. Harn well
Smith, known as R. H. Rhott, three of
tho Pinoknoys, F. H. Wardlaw, a
Chancellor, Robert J. l'urnbull, and
many other names which now adorn
tho historic page. T. J, Goodwin is
among them, afterwards Mayor of Co
lumbia, who surrendered that city to
Sherman--tho incendiary: Edwin J.
Scott, who published some fifteen
years ago a book of reminiscences.?
The President is the only signer who
subscribes tho District or Parish he
represented, St. Pours standing op
posite uis ..??no. Amon? them we
find tho following, clearly the Lau
rofis delegation: A. Fuller, tho father
of our lato Senator, Dr. A. C. Puller
and Dr. F. G. Fuller: John S. James,
at one time Senator from this county,
Archibald Young, of Young's Town
ship and father of tho lato 11. C.
Young, a prominent lawyer and Sena
tor from this county; John K Griflin,
tho father of Schoo' Commissioner
Grillin, of Clinton, who died some
years ago. This gentleman afterwards
represented the District in Congress
of which Da .rens was a part.
Excltomrnt ran very high through
out tho State and the bitterness en
gendered lasted for years. Those who
opposed nullification were known as
submissionists and in derision called
"soap-tails" and tho latter term was
the certain signal for war and off went
coats and generally a dozen listiculTs
ensued. > Cockades were universally
worn to designate the partisanship of
the wearer. Tho writer is suro that
two of the Laurons delegation wore
nulliflers, if not all. A Mr*. Aber
crombio, a splendid specimen of man
hood when about seventy, told the
writor that a dozen truo bills wore
found against him at one term
of Court fO*r licking Unionists, but
thai Henry C. Young brought him
through In every caso.
Wo rogret want of space for liberal
extracts from the papers cited, bearing
upon tho groat struggle of South Caro
lina for States-Rights, but wo trust wo
have said enough to oxcito tho cu
riosity of Minie of our young readers.
Tho struggle nlado in '.'i2 by the public
men in this Stato has undoubtedly
largely contributed to keep tho Gov
ernment within its original moorings
and preserved for this and coming
timos tho llttlo that is loft for regard
for States-Rights and home rule.
Otherwiso Government by a besotted
majority would bo tho r-.lo, and the
constitution waste paper,
? To heal tho broken and diseased tis
sues, to soothe the irritated surfuces,
to instantly relievo the irritated sur
faces, to instantly roliovo and to per?
manently euro is the mission of De
WJtt's Witch Hazel Salvo. B. P. Posey,
wholesale and retail druggist.
In One Day,
Young Lako Bptlng killed a rattle
snake on hie father's place? near Der
rick's, last Wednesday It was crawl
ing across the cotton rows near where
lie was picking, ami he llrod a rock at
it, hit it und m> disabled it that he
killed it with a long stick. The snake
was four feet and seven inches long,
and had six rattles.?Prosperity Ad
This is a staple production Laurons
don't aspire to but there is no lack of
"critter" cure, if an accident happens
In One Day.
Health Was Croatly Impaired, But
Hood's Sarsaparilla Built ItUp
Soros Havo All Disappeared.
,l l was troubled with eruptions on my
fnco, which appeared like BCrofula. My
health was no much Impaired thai I was
advised to tuko Hood's Harsnpurilhi to
build me up, and 1 bought six bottles.
Before I had taken lialt of this amount I
found tlmt I was improving, i could rosl
hotter at night, and felt refreshed in t hi
morning. I gained in llesh and when I
had finished the six bottles tho son a <m
my face had nil disappeared." J. 15. Bod
?hk, Postmaster, Nashville, No. Carolina
" After suffering from n soro leg for "t
years, four bottles of Hood's Barsapsrllla
made a complete pure? It is Boveral years
since I took Hood's Barsapsrllla, but 1
have not suffered with any soro or erysip
elas in that time." Mas. M. J. HARTLEY,
Levelt, Georgia? Hemembor
ti Hie Best ? the out'True Blood Purifier. Do
sure to net Hood's and only Hood's.
HOOd'S PillS easy Vo oftffi
easy t<> take, easy t<> buy,
-/cited t -rt-a^c / fi cd is.
Q^-i^^^^^,^^^?^ Q0ao>t/d tine/
(Z^/'O-'f-'t- 'O J ?d.
^ Lutircns, 8. C, Sept. 27, 1897. ~
%WF~ -A7o Cards, will be sent out \.his Season.
1*1:1111 and Brocade Black Satin Rhadames.
Iridescent Silks for Skirt ing, width 80 inches, price
:0* r>() C0nts?
ss Black French Henriettas. Brooatolsaud fancy weaves
?> in Black.
<?/ Double width heavy, all-wool, Suitings variegated
?. colorings only 25 cents a yard.
0"1 One lot Novelty Suiting at LH cents, 15 cents and
m 20 cents.
French Broad Cloths, Silk Velvets, Gimps and
<?^ Special Value in Ladies and Misses Hosiery. All
?; Domestic Goods at
fers For neatness, Comfort and Durability visit our SHOE
?> DEPARTMENT for Footwear.
? The abovo Goods purchased early and were not
? subject, to the advance in the re-adjustmeut of tho Tariff.
0' Inspection Solicited,
W. G. WILSON & CO. I
?; ?:;?^3?3??;C?^^3?i0: ?M2M?-? ?^?^?i? ?
This should be the Motto of every man, and if carried out would
do more to restore prosperity to the country at large than anything.
Our Stock is huge and varied, and b night from the best manufac
turers In the United State.-?, which will be 8 .Id at ROCK BOTTOM
Prices having been bought before the advance.
We have bought a very large stock
of Shoes, more than we have room
for, which wc will sell as low, or
lower, than any house in State.
If you want the best and moat stylish Hats
for the money call and examine our Stock.
We represent several factories and can afford
to sell you at rock bottom prices. We arc
agents for the celebrated Jcllcrson Hats.
Wc have added many new styles to our Dry Good Department
consisting of Dress Goods, Ladies Caps, Etc. Full lino of Gent's Fur
nishing Goods constantly on band. Sec our- Trunks, Valise?.
J. R. Mintcr & Son,
Headquarters Jor Lowest Prices and Best Values.
1 ? 11R NITIJ R E
This Cllt is quite small
hut tite price is mucli
A $4.61) von <>. ?
iThis cut is quite small
<| but the price is much
F?r rjitUfe Store.f
HOW TO KEEP A GOOD COOK.
Mrs. A.?How do you keep your good cook so long? I have had four in as many months.
Mrs. R.?It's simple enough; just buy a Buck's Steel Range.
All Goods Delivered in .South Carolina. J
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 18, 1^97. )
S.M. &E.H.Wilkes & CO.
Not our Political but our Business Platform is bound to be
popular with all parties. Here arc tho planks on which we stand
for the Fall of 1897 :
For all customers (Vom over charges, mis-statements or
poor vain 2S.
With everyone who buys of us for the cheapest good*
on the market.
Between buyer and seller. We make a small profit. Von,
go', extra values.
Of shoddy goods, inflated values and oppressive high
People's Party I
Of course "The People's Store" is where "The People's
Party*' buy their goods. That is the simple, truthful
platform on which we present, these candidates to you.
DRESS GOODS. SCHOOL, BOOK*
J Domestics, Hosiery, Under- Full line of Stationery. Drugs
wear. Notions, Trimming, But- and Perfumery, Hardware, Sad
tons, Gloves, Knitting Cotton, dlcry, Harness, Whips,Crockery
Boots ami Fine Shoes. Slippers,
Oxford Ties, Hats, Umbrellas,
and Fancy Grocery, Sugar, Cof
iocs, Bacon, Lard, Corn Flour,
Parasols, Etc. * J owing Machines, Etc.
It" you like the Platform patronize the Candidate. We are
not asking any favors at the hands of McKinley, but we do bog
that you examine these lines and prices.
10.0. FLEMING & CO
Lieutenants in this Store.
Did you ever analyze your Iricndlincss for us? That will
pronounce distinctly the superior facilities we have claimed?the '
characteristic advantages. You like the fullness of our variety,
don't you? And the CXClusiveilCSS of our Stock? And the rea
sonableness of price? And the sincerity of our endeavor?the
honesty of purpose? These are the links that experience and tact
have forged into a chain that holds trade.
Pride of Laurens Flour our Leader.
Good wheat means good Hour; Good Hour means good
bread ; Good bread means good health. The Mills that produce
"Pride of Laurens Flour" are in an entirely new wheat district and
are in a position to get the very best whe.it obtainable. Try a
sack of Pride of Laurens and be convinced that it is the best sold.
A Cup of Good Coffee
Is ever acceptable, it cheers and enlivens the robust, it
stimulates and noi ses the invalid. Our number one breakfast
Java that we are selling at 35 els per pound?3 pounds for $l.OO is
the finest coffee in the market for the money. Our Fancy Rio
Cofiee at 20 cents pound is a splendid article.
Yacht Club Salad Dressing
Excellent for Salads?prepared from the best and purest
materials. Will keep in any climate, in screw-lop bottles.35 cts.
A Few Cans
Left of those delicious California Lemon Cling Peaches put
up in heavy Syrup, only 25 cents a can, $2.50 per dozen.
Has no equal for collars, cuds, shirt bosoms and fine laun
dry purposes, half pound packages Scents: pound packages (O
Grandpa's Wonder Soap
Lather.; freely in the hardest water?unequalled tor the
Laundry, especially fine tor woolen goods and guaranteed abso
lutely pure, only 5 cents a cake.
WE ARE wide awake to your interest : for vom inter
est are our interests, your Success our success. We oiler yen
Goods that quality considered are as low in price as you can buy
elsewhere. Every man in this establishment is laboring cheer
fully and persistently to please in quality, price and prompt
Prudential Insurance Co.
-e- m OF AMERICA. ^#
Home Office, Newark, N, J.
Assets July 1, 1897,
John F, Dryden, President.
New Business Writ
All Policies Contain the Incontisstadlk and NoN-FoRKiiiTAHLK features and Promise to
Pay Claims Immediately upon Receipt of Satisfactory Proofs of Death. Also Provide for Cash
Values, Loans, Paid-Up and Extended Insurance.
I. L. WITHERS,
GENERAL AGENT, COLUMBIA? S. C.
,*?,??? i?vs ?
V. ? /.?' ......... ? far?
tfa*/' Mending mi l Repairing done at
short notice and special attention given
W. A. JOHNSON,
Mills & Robertson's old stand
?next door Ben-Dclla Motel.
? K K E P
I O E
'Cheap, as K.W. MARTIN
l.sells it delivered at your
kdoor. No one need say
How Hot Ills!
Furnished for picnic and
Prompt delivery i full
weight and at the Lowbst
10. W. MARTIN,
Laurens, S. C.
(^Telephone No. 79.
W. HL G1BBES &C0.?
-(AOENTS FOK AM) DKAI.KUS IN)
Machinery, Vehicles and Mill Supplies.
A. B. Farquhar Co., Engines, Boilers, Saw-Mills,
Chandler & Taylor Co., Engi i ami Boilers,
Lombard Iron Works&Supp!/ o., Boilers and Saw-Mills.
Liddcll Co., Cotton Presses, ngincs and Boilers, Saw
Daniel Pratt Gin Co., Co... n gins and cotton presses.
Winship Machine Co., ( . j'.-on gins and cotton presses.
Brown Cotton Gin Co., *i dton gins.
Lane Manufacturing ' <.t .Saw-Mills.
Straub Machinery C Grist Mills.
Braunau ec Co., Cane Mills, Evaporator pans, etc.
Henry R. Worthington, Steam Pumps.
Meridian Machine Shops, "Hunter Pull Circle Hay
Jno. 10. Chisolm, "Chisolm's $35 hay press."
Stover Manufacturing Co., Wind mills, tanks and lowers.
Rife Hydraulic Engine M'f'g Co., Hydraulic Rams.
Henry Disslon & Sons, Saws.
Deering Harvesting Co., Harvesting Machinery.
Keystone Manufacturing Co., Corn Shredders.
J. ?. Pav i& Eg an Co., Wood Working Machinery.
Sludcbakcr Brothers M'f'g Co., Wagons, Buggies, etc.
J. 15. McFarlan Carriage Co., Vehicles.
New York Belting d- Packing Co., Rubber belling and
We arc in a position to quote Factory Prices on any
thing in the Machinery, Vehicle or Mill Supply lines.
We keep in stock, Cotton gins, Threshing machines,
Hay presses, Binders, Mowers, Reapers, Hay Rakes, Cane
Mills, Evaporator Pans, Furnaces, Saws, Disc Harrows, Pipe
and pipe fittings of all kinds, Injectors, Boiler tubes, Pumps,
Drive Points, Pump Cylinders. Rubber and Leather Belting,
Wagons, Buggies, Road Carls and General Machinery Sup
gW Reliable GoodiJ.
?fF~ Low Prices.
/tfW Fair Treatment.
W. H. GIBBES & CO.,
So | Gervais St. Columbia, S. C.
Represented in Lauren* County by 11.10. Gray, Laurens, S.C.
(jireat reduction in price of
tnlcnii Springs Water at The
Laurens Drug Co, Kennedy
Bros., and J>i\ B. F. Posey's.
$l#8Tft per case, bottles to be re