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LAU BENS, S. Om Nov. 23, L897.
The pardon of Buieo und May, State
whlskoy constables, convicted of man
slaughter by a Spartanburg Jury lnis
excited considerable newspaper com
ment. This Is not surprising. The
law requires of the Governor, in case
of a pardon, to render to the General
Assembly the ronsjns for the exercise
of this pardoning power. It is not sur
prising,beoause of late years, the G >V*
ernor seems to have forgotten this pro
vision of the law, and simultaneous
with the exercise of this power, there
appears in the great dallies, a state
ment of justification intended for tho
mighty reading public This neces
sarily raises a presumption that an ar
gument is wanted to bolster up the
Governor. The public with a normal
healthy administration would bo con
tent to abide the executive determina
tion anil sustain tho executive. In the
case of Buioe and May until recently
there was an appeal pending and the
final judgment of the Court had not
passed, when the Governor anticipated
its determination. It was too hasty
and comment Is necessarily the result.
It appears further that these consta
bles, who slaughtered Sims, of Spar
tanburg, wero foreigners to that
county, imported into that county, and
tho petition upon which His Ex
cellency acted was largely based upon
tho recommendation of pcoplo "way
down" In Alken who had known tho
convicts nnd assumed that they must
be Innocent. These foreigners could
not have known the evidence upon
which the verdict of manslaying by
twolvo sworn Jurors was based. Again,
the petition for pardon was not re
ferred us Is customary, (it may bo
moro honored In tho breach than in the
obsorvanco) to the trial Judge and
tho prosecuting Solicitor, and as It is
a custom of long observance tho roa
8?n for tho course is left for surmiso.?
But tho Governor had his reasons: they
woro 8utlleiont for him; and there
must bo an end to tho matter. There
woro peoplo who shed 'tears over the
doad body of Caezar and a oyncloal
Casca observed that, they would have
dono no loss, If ho had slain their
mothers. Tho State is engaged in
selling whiskey; the state has made a
great battle to have a monopoly of the
business; tho State relies upon tho
constables to secure that monopoly;
tho Stato arms the constables with
deadlost weapons to kill; the State also
says?"thou Shalt do DO murder" nnd
so when the State through its officers
does this thing of murder the .State
cannot send its Attorney General and
Solicitor iuto tho suicidal office of
swinging its own agents Any one
can see the State's predicament. 'Iho
conclusion of the matter must bo that
the constables must go free. Nobody
can logically blame the Governor, lie
must be relieved of the awkwaid pre
dicament in which wo have placed
him, or we must submit to the
manslaying of Sims by tho pardoned
convicts, and the shooting down of
Tumor by Now bold We have made
murder a necessity We must unmake
the law which makes it a necessity.?
As wo ar.- impressed, Gov. Eilorbe
when ho entered upon his administra
tion was doubtful of the wlsdo . of the
dispensary law, or opposed to tho law.
It has given his administration much
?terrible tribulation?short though it
has been. It was an experiment from
its Incoptlon. Let us retrace our
steps. Surely, v*o arc not wiser than
all the rest of the Plates to say nothing
of mankind, bet the law he rcpen cd;
lot tho constitution bo amen led, ad
hering to the best features of tho sys
tem. A high license, prohibiting open
bars a'night, with other restrictions,
is tho line of remedy. Prohibit'; n It
impracticahio and would require doz
ens of pal a spios in every comity. A
syetem of spios cannot oxist without a
di\islou of the Rpoils and this i-, not
do8lrablc. Mon paying high license
would break up b lud tigers and all
They now have it, as reliable specu
lation that Capt. W. C. McGowan, of
Abbeville, Col. O. L. Kohlliupert, of
Newberry and Senator Archer, of
Spartanhurg, will enter the lists in the
next football hustle for the Governor
ship. Gov. Bllerbe will likely be there
Threo probable candidates are now
mentioned for Judgo of the Charleston
olrculttobo filled this winter. Four
are discussod In connection with
tho Congrosslonal reprrsentatlve:
Murphy, Jorvoy, Tonholm and incum
INSTRUCTIONS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL
TRUSTEES AND TEACHERS.
The scholastic year begins each
year July 1st and ends June Both.
Teachers please remember that the
amount of salary should he written
in words in face of certificate. Also,
if they send pay certificates to bd
collected by others, they should
write their names plainly across
lace of order.
Fill all reports carefully?enroll
ment, average attendance, value of
building and furniture, etc., and at
the end of tho term, when you
make your last report, u-nd with it
a complete list of all the pupils that
have attended the school during the
term, giving the names and num
ber of days attendance by each.?
Have )Our trustees to certify to it as
correct. Bring this list with your
last report, or Supciiutcpdcnt can
not approve said report.
The law requires Trustees to send
in their annual r port by first of
July of each year, (blanks will be
furnished) and unless this is done,
it is impossible for County Board to
make a correct and just apportion
L. T. H. 1)AN1 F,L.
County Supt. of Education,
ERI LOO ALS.
Aside fron? the cares and labors
attached to tho lifo of a fanner
these hard times, 1 will try to re
member Thk Advertiser with
my compliments, although having
been so busy, we haveu't had liioe
to get up much for your considera
Oharlle Hughes und wife visited
rolativea in CJreonvillo and Pick
ens last week.
Mr. J. B. Jones of this place and
Mr. Butler,of Mississippi were s i
lting in Greenville county among
relatives and friends hut Week.?
We Will watch Mr. J. ho may go
Mr. Stark Martin and wife ol
Abbeville were visiting In 11? i -
community not long since. Mr. M
is a jovial good fellow and wo
would be glad if he would coin"
Two of Abbeville's charming
young ladies, Miss Rosa Cunning*
b un and Mi>s Fannie Martin were
visiting in this section not long
Mr W. A. Oheek and wife of
Princeton visited Rev. J. A.
Hughes last Sunday.
Sam Klltiugsworth took Iho run
ning start on his neighbors not
long since. Not like Cain in every
respect, but in one, that is be wont)
over into the land of Georgia and
got him a wife.
Tho farmers are about done gath
ering cotton, some are gathering
.:orn and some aro sowing wheat
We fanners ought to sow plenty
of grain and ruhe hog and hominy
?it home and if cotton continues to
be cheap we could live at home
Let Her Role.
Why take Johnson's
Chill 6c Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DA Y.
Notire to Creditors.
Tho creditors of the estate of
Rebecca Dial, deceased, are
hereby required to establish their
claims against said estate at a re
ference In this Court at 10 A. M.,
November 80th 1S07.
O. O. Tiiom PSON,
j. p. l. 0.
October 27th, 1897?41.
Health Was Groatly Impalrod, But
Hood's Sarsaparilla Built ItUp
Soros HavoAII Dlsappoarod.
?'1 wub troubled with eruptions on my
faco, which appeared liko serofula. My
health was so much Impaired that I wa?
advised to take Hood's Sursaparllla to
build nio up, und I bought six bottles,
before I hud taken half of this amount I
found that I was Improving. I could rest
hotter at night, and felt refreshed In tho
morning. 1 gained in flesh und when I
bad finished the six bottles tho sores on
my faco hud all disappeared." J. B. Bod*
\jik, Postmaster, Nashville, No. Carolina.
*' After suffering from a sore leg for 'iS
years, four bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla
made a complete cure, it is several years
since I took Hood's Sarsaparilla, but I
have not suffered with any sore or orysip
ulus in that time." Mils. M. J. HARTLEY,
Lovott, Georgia. Komemhor
Is (lie liest? the One Truo itlootl Puriflor. Ho
sun- to got Mood's and only Hood's.
Static or South Carolina,
County of Laurens,
Court of Probate.
W. W. Kennedy ns Administrator with
the will annexed, etc., of Mary P.
Kennedy, doceased, Plaintiff against
S. It. Todd and W. W. Kennedy as
Trustee und Guardian of S. R. Todd,
in obedience to tho docree passed in
the above stated action, I will sell on
Salesday In Decomber, 1807, being the
Oth day of the month, at public 01 tcry
at Laurens Court House, South Caro
lina, within the lagul hours of sale all
that tract of land situato In Laurens
County, South Carolina, containing
Eighty (HO) Acres, more or less, and
bounded by lands of M. M. Teaguo,
the estate of Edmund l'asloy, estate of
Daniel Carter and tho dower tract of
Mrs. Itoboeea Cannon.
Torms: One-half of the purchase
money to he paid cash and tho other
half at twolvo months time from tho
day of sale with Intorcst from that
time. The credit portion to bo sccii'-jd i
by bond of the purchaser and mortgaf u j
of tho premises sold, with lemo to
purchaser to all cash . Purchaser to
pay for papers. If purchaser fail to
comply with his bid, property to bo re
sold on the same or a subsequent Salos
day at the risk of tho former pur
O. G. THOMPSON,
Nov. 5, 't>7 Probate Judge.
AN OPEN LETT
we are asserting in the courts our right to THE
exclusive use of the word "CASTOR!A," and
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as our TRADE mark.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," tho same
that has borne and does now /^ y/tt-A-Ju~* 0)1 ever^
bear the facsimile signature of CAyz^j^cuS^^ 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 y/VW-+-iafm 011
and has the signature of Ota^^A^c^ii wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President. /> J
March 8, 1897. S^S****-*** ,2>.
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 lie does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
THC OCNTAUH COMPANY, TT MURRAY ?THIir, HKW YORK OITV.
Not our Political but our Business Platform is hound to be
popular with all parties. Here are the planks on which we Stand
for the Fall of 1897 :
For all customers from over charges, mis-statements or
With everyone who buys of us for the cheapest good.*
on the market.
Between buyer and seller,
get extra values.
We make a small profit. You
Of shoddy goods, inflated values and oppressive high
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.
Domestics, Hosiery, Under
wear, Notions, Trimming, But
tons, Gloves, Knitting Cotton,
Boots and Fine Shoes, Slippers,
Oxford Ties, Hats, Umbrellas,
Full line of Stationery, Drugs
and Perfumery, Hardware, Sad
dlery, Harness, Whips, Crockery
and Fancy Grocery, Sugar, Cot
fees, Bacon, Lard, Corn Flour,
Sewing Machines, Etc.
If you like the Platform patronize the Candidate. We are
not asking any favors at the hands of McKinley, but we do beg
that you examine these lines and prices.
O.G. FLEMING Sc CO
Tijeese ar:e trje
which make qne think of the Winter Wrap?the
warm underwear?and the Other autumn wearables, all of which
are here in full force.
Now, is the Millinery Season. From this date we
will sell all goods in this department at greatly reduced prices.
Our Millinery can't be surpassed in quality, style and Novelty.
We would be glad to have you call and examine before purchas
ing elsewhere, as we are sure you will be pleased.
When the Mercury Drops
is the time to buy your Winter Clothing, if you
havn't before. But "don't lock the stable door after the horse is
stolen," and don't wait until you catch a heavy cold before you
buy a better overcoat?a warmer suit.
Drop in, look around, feast your eyes on the good clothing.
It is pleasing to the eye, easy to the pocket, and will wear to sat
isfy. The best of everything that goes to make good Clothes is
in ours. Prepare for the holidays?the quicker, the better.
J?st a Little
change in the crown, a little difference in the
brim, and there you are ; but what a difference it makes in the
MAT. There's satisfaction in knowing that you're wearing the
correct Shape. We've the pick of the season's plums in HATS.
No need to wear old styles with such prices.
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA.
County of Luurous:
In the Court of Common Pleas.
Adolphua P. Puller, Plaintiff,
against Addle Madden, Dollio
Maddon, Li/./.:*? Madden, Emmu
Maddeu and Delia Glenu, De
By vlrtuu ??f a decree <>f the
Court In the above stated case, I
will sell at Laurens,0. H.,on Sales
day In Deceiubor, 181)7, at public
nulory, to tin' highest bidder, all
that tract Ol bind Hituato in Hun
ter Township, in tin? county of
Laurens. in the State aforesaid,
containing Eighty-four (81) aeros,
no ore or less, and bounded by lands
of Bf. M. Teague, Mrs. Edna Rich
ardson's lands, 1<\ M, F?ller? Mary
Carter and other-1.
Term-?On'- half eusb, balance
on a credit of twelve months with
bond of the purchaser and mort
gage of the premises Bold, to secure
credit portion, with loavo to tho
purchaser to pay his entire i>id in
cash. If tho terms of sal ' are not
complied with Iho land w ill be re
sold on same or stum' subsequent
salesday without further order of
the Court, at the risk of the former
purchaser. Purchsser to pay for
Jno. P. Bolt,
o. e. o. i'.
Nov. 61 b, 1K1I7.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA.
County of Laurens.
In Court of < ommon Pleas.
\V. II. Marlin, Plaintiff, against
Frances Heliums and William D.
Sullivan, Defendants? ludgment
of Foreclosure and Sale.
By virtue of a decree of tho
Court in tho above.sttttedea.se, I
will sell on Salesday in December
next, being the Gtb day of the
month, during the legal hours Ol
sule in front of the Court House
door, all that tract, piece or parcel
of land, situate in tho county and
Slato aforesaid, containing Ninety
five acres, more or leas, bounded
by lands of Geo. W. Ander
son, C. M. Abernrombio und
Rabun Creek and known as tho
Thomas Heliums place.
Terms of Sale?One half cash;
balance on credit of twelve
months, interest from ditto of sale,
secured by a bond of tho purchaser
and a mortgage of the premises
sold, with leave to purchaser to
pay his entire? bid in cash. If the
terms of sale are not complied with
tho land will be re-sold on same or
soiuo subsequent salesday at the
risk of the former purchaser, The
putchasoi to pay for papers.
Gko. s. McOuavy,
DR. W. H. BALL.
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
Ovpiok OATS?Monday and Tuesdays.
Chairs to suit the most fastid
ious onos from 25 cents to .$'.).5O.
S. M. & K. II. Wilkoa & Co.
Davis, Roper & Co.
brings standard prices and to
pay less than we arc asking is to g^t less value. A careless man thinks
only of the appearaueo of a suit of clothes the day it is bought, while
sensible men take an interest in the way clothing bought to-day will
look six months from now. If you want an up to dato suit, neat and
nobby, and one that will give entire satisfaction you can got it in any
color, any size, any cut, for $7.00
Stock of Clothing
IN UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE SOLD IN TUE NEXT
Cheap Gi* Tlisxii Ever Before.
It will pay you to see those Goods and get the prices. Now is
the time to got a good suit for less money than you will again soon.
We mean business, these Goods must, and will bo sold in the next
C$0 JOsx^h. Come, see for yourself.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hat and Rig Shoe Store.
Laurens, S. C., Oct. 14, 1897
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AUGoods Delivered in South Carolina. i r\ 'ntf O Tp TT 11 f MI o fHf\
FUffjitUre Store. L.??., s. c., N0v. ,s, ,897. i b. M, & Ji. H. Wlikes & CO.
Plain and Brocade Blank Satin Rhndamos.
Iridcscont Silka for Skirting, width 86 inches, price
Black French Henriettas. Brooatelsand fancy weaves
Double width heavy, all-wool, Suitiugs variogated
colorings only 25 conts a yard.
Ovo lot Novelty Suiting at 12$ cents, 15 cents and
French Broad Cloths, Silk Velvets, Gimps and
Special Valuo in Ladies and Misses Hosiery. All
Domostic Goods at
For noatuoss, Comfort and Durabilit y visit our SHOE
DEPARTMENT for Footwear.
The abovo Goods purchased early and were not
subject to the advanoo in tho re-adjustmont of the Tariff.
STATE OK SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
!n Corur or Common I'i.kas.
.). W. Leake, lMaintiiY, against J. W,
Kowler, Dofondant. Judgment for
By virtue fo u decree of 1 ho Court
in th i above stated caso I \\ ill sell
at Laurons Court House, 8. C, on
Ual08day in Dec, 1897, being the
6th day of the month, during the
legal hours of sale, at public outcry
to the highest bidder, all that tmct
or parcel of land, lying, being and
situate in I In- county and State
aforesaid, containing Ninety-live
Acres, more or less, and bounded
by lands of lOlizibetb Burdelle,
Al.C. COX, J. P. Grrrotl and ol hers,
and known as the "Burdctte
Terms of sale one-third cash, the
ballauee on credit of one und two
years, with bond of the purchaser
Slid a mortgage of the premises
sold to secure the credit portion.
Purchaser to pay for papers and
for recording same. If I be terms
of sale are not complied with, land
will be resold on the same or some
Dttb86queDt rmlosday at the risk of
tho former purchaser.
GBO. H. McOravv,
Nov. f),'97 Sberiir.
the WINTER tubf oats
its month?the froe/es don't injure
at all. J. O. C. Fleming & Co.,
fho pure seed.
1897 FALL 1897
00T I HAVE BOUGHT A LARGE STOCK OF .jftf
For the Pall trade, and bought them before the High Tariff
was put on and can offer you good:- at as low or lower prices than
ever before. Goods in all lines are advancing, but my prices will
remain the same tor goods already bought. My line of?
Dress Goods and Millinery
will he unsurpassed in the city for Style, Quality and Price.?
Come early and make your selections. Satisiaction guaranteed.
0. B. SIMMONS
LAURENS, S. 0., Sept. 7, 1897.