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Tho Aillcd Powers have Pokin, but
it may prove an elephant. There is no
telling what must happen in tiie near
future There is but one tiling that
seems settled as to the policy of this
Government?China must not be par
The proposed mooting at Wood's
Grovo, n tar Mt. Bethol, by Revs.Todd
and Holmes is postponed. We make
the announcement at the request of
Messrs Jamoa Bramlett and Jerry
\ Card from Col. Tlllmau.
My attention has been called by
several frietidi to a report that is
being olroulatod In Laurons county to
the offoot that at tli" I.aureus meet
ing I hol I Mr. Patterson in order that
Mr. Gary might strike him. The re
por. Is i bsoiutoly untrue and and is so
characterized by Mr. Tlilmao him
if. I am a friend of both gentle
men and did what I did to end an un
fortunate quarrol. The only blow that
passed after I caught Mr. Patterson
Strut k me and not him.
I ames M. TlLLMAN.
.1. s. W?lls is superintending the
brick word for i S. Blulock's cotton
mill, fort) tenant houses and a twenty
live mom hotel, which Mr. Blnlock will
have erected in the notgborhood of his
cottonseed oil mill already In opera
tion en bis large estate at Goldvlllo. A
deep Artesian well i- being bored on
the |ilaeo. At last accounts tho well
was ever 280 fool deep, but Mr. ilia
loek will not lie satisfied until water
Hows, so ho will continue boring. Mr.
Bhilock is the only man in this section
who uses t be round bale In the cotton
business lie had over 1,500 such bales
lust your. With a cotton mill, oil mill,
Arusian well, hotel and a large num
her of houses on ..is estate Mr. Blalouk
will liuvo a thriving village of bis
own lie will turn bi's big crop into
the manufacturing industries at bis
own doors. Nowborry cor. News am
In printing the list of subscribers lust
WOOk you omitted the following naino
Albright, Dr. G. C.*10.00
Armstrong, John A. 5.00
I'Yierson, Manton It. 2.60
Minter & Uro . .1. B. 10.00
Stone .v ( ampbcll. 2.50
Please give this ;i prominent position
in your noxt Issue otherwise an injus
tice would hi- done these gentlemen.
The list I made out for your printers
wasebecked over twice by inc.
Yours respect full v.
II, K. AiKen.
Sec'\ Laurons Co. 5Vg. and Mceh.Asso.
These mornings arc too warm and
yoil are in need of one of our Wickle s
Bine LeJnmo Stove.
s.M. a R. II. Wilkes & Co.
Tho meeting of tho Farmers T nstii
ute at Glemson has been largely at
leildi d by intelligent and progressive
farmers 'and will eventuate in great
good. At a meeting of the visitors in
attendance Col J. I). M. Shaw was
called to tho Chair and had this to say
up n tho rdvantage of fanners gath
erings and exchange of ideas as re
ported for tho News and Courier:
? In somo parts of our country they
have compulsory iducatlon for their
child ron. We farmers are simply
children of larger grevth. Wo need
education?we mod to tie taught how
to farm li tter. It is mi undisputed
fact that these '.p-.;.iutcs all gather
orings where farmers can meet lo
gethor and exchange ideas are bene
ficial ami educational. A great many
of inn fanners ami I hate to admit it
arc so lazy or so blgotty, or something,
yen can't teach them anything. They
ought to he msdo to loarn how to farm.
These Institutes and the county in
stitute- . re I'd that purpose. 1 for ore
am in favor of cramming education
on farm topics down the throat* of
tli.-.' blgotty ignoramuses."
Thus breezily did Col. John D. M.
Shaw, of the county of Laureus, de
liver himself yesterday afternoon at
the "farmers experience meeting."
hold in connection with the institute,
which began its sessions in Chapel
Hail hero on Monday night
i ol. Shaw was prompted to this ex
prossion of opinion, because some of
the tlolegatts had been wrangling for
the matter of an hour over the ex
pediency of holding county institutes,
the discussion starting because of the
simple question of Col. U. W. Slmp
-on. chairman of the board of trustees
of t ho College.
The thormointor is .standing 00 in the
shade and it is too hot for SO much fig
tiratlen! I still stand to tho text that
we are too extravagant in our county
L?nens county is expending
t bis year. $38,380
Abbeville county is expending
this year, 1.'1.700
Difference against Laurens, 24,080
Take od' Laurons Ballroad debt. 10,315
Take oil past Indebtedness, which
will equalize tho two coun
and leave i.aureus spending $!I.*7I,
more than Abbeville which amount is
against us in nicely managing our
I am glad our Supervisor is not a
candidate What has been said is for
tho p.lot our county not to injure
;m\ candidate in the field. I bavi
always voted for. talked up the finan
cial abilit\ of our Supervisor, lie has
made out his ease and proved that Ltiu
rons is run cheaper than Abbeville. He
has completely inystlilod mo with :.is
long tabulation. "The horse stands 10
foot high," still I cannot exactly un
derstand how $38,000 and 0 mills are
cheaper than $ I.!.Olio and 31 mills.
wm. i). Sullivan,
Notice to Capitalists!
Pursuant to an Act of che General
As embly of South Carolina Bonds of
the county of Baurens to the amount
of $15,000 Issued in aid of the Green
ville and Laurens, and Greenwood,
Laurons & Spartanburg Railroads, and
? lue in December, P.KK), will be refund
ed and to run for thirty yoara. See
Act, page 583. Statutes at barge, A.
D. WOO. Seal bids invited until Octo
ber 1st, 1000.
B. D. A i >.\n;,
Supervisor and Chairman Board of
County commissioners, L. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Pounded in I 785?
Board in the College Dormitory, In
cluding furnished room and lights, can
be obtained at f 10 i month Tuition, WO
session, payable in two Instalments.
One scholarship giving free tuition is
assigned to each county of South Caro
lina, the bolder to be Appointed by the
Ci iunty Supt. of Education and the
Judge op Probate, ah candidate s
for admission arc permitted to compete
for Boyco Scholarship, which pays
$150 a year.
Strong faculty; well equipped chemi
cal, physical and and biological labora
tories: observatory, ilbrary of 1-1,000
volumes: and the finest museum of
natural history in tho South.
K.lcctivo courses leading to the de
grees of It. a. and M. a.
i'alogue, illustrated .circular
.?>j>n in full address,
Tho Editor Is disappointed In not bo
iri?_r able this week to give tho positions
of candidates for theGonoral Assembly
on public and live issues more fully. He
has been unable from feeble health to
attend tho meetings and his friend has
lisappolnted him :is a reporter. Wo
wani to sav now for all. that tho poli
ties, outside of being dyod-lo-the-wool
democrats) of candidates for tin- local
OfTlce8 is no matter- business qualifl
cations and a determination to reduce
? he exposes of the county adminls'ra
tion count. Wro are to watch our county
expenses?tho Stato levy being ?r> mills
and the mills and poll tax being con
stitutional and Irrevocable. Wo fool
some delicacy in undertaking to locate
tho candidatOS for Senate and House on
public issues, hut so far as wo gather
thoy aro nearly together. They arc all
for the Dispensary. Mho only issue in
the state canvass), Mr. Cooper modi
fying his views with tho idea of local
self-government, the county to replace
the State and manage the sale of li
quors and control it entirely.
Mr. Goodwin, for tho Sonate, urges
the sale of convict State farms and em
ployment of convicts on public works,
State phospha'o works, eto.
Dr. Wollt unsworod "Yes" to ques
tions propounded at Hopowell as to la
bor contracts- very much on the line
i recently suggested by TllK AOVBR
Tisr.u requiring labor contracts to ho
indexed. H< IS strongly In fttVOl' of
hotter road laws.
Mr. Siuiklns has in his platform two
salient |>oints, one to abolish stat<
farms, and put long term convicts on
public works: another biennial sessions.
Strongly urged hv TllK ADVERTISER
during tho last session This will re
quire <i constitutional amondmont.
Mr Nichols favor- biennial sessions
and hol loves in a good "bill killer"
as a Logls'ator.
Mr. Nash wants schools put OU a cash
basis! contract labor law improved: the
road system improved and is in favor of
liberality to old soldlors and their
Mr. MeC.ovvan believes In education!
and will support the Institutions of tho
State: did not at first support Citadel,
but regards it now as a part of our edu
cational system: wants one more court
term to relieve the Jail and for econ
Mr. Sullivan wants a better con
tract system, and thinks the roads
should ho so worked as to make im
provement permanent and tho state
farms sold. Thinks "the abolition of
the Dtspcnsarv would be a calamity."
Mr. McDaniol formerly represented
this county In tho House. He favors
amendments to labor contract law, in
crease of penalty for breach, cash pay
ments to school teachers and does not
believe prohibition will work.
From auditors who have heard tho
spoakers wo have endeavored to give
Ilm salient points of their platforms. It
will bo seen that they are substantially
to,, ther and it is a family matter to se
lect three members and a Senator to
represent us. They are all good fel
low-, and it is nearly Hobson's choice.
In the course o' the canvass on the
circuit of the CO tnty ther.'' has been
some little vinegar, salt and spice, but
those Ingredients are purifiers, and
give relish to the main dish. The re
collection of them will have a healthy
Mr. Thompson Wives Some Figures.
Mr. Sullivan's array of figures is mis
leading In many ways, as pointed out
by Mr. Adair. Mr. Sullivan was deal
ing with estimates, which included in
estimates for Laurons $4,500 for past
indebtedness while thoro was only k of
a mill levied, which gives only $1,228:
again as pointed out by Mr. Adair, it
in. Indes for R. It. taxes. ?10,315, voted
in issn. and for whit I. the county olli
ehvls cannot be held responsible. There
aro only fourteen counties that pay any
R. It taxes! In only three or four the
It. Ir. taxes equal that ofLaurens. .now
the only way to bo absolutely fair is to
take the levies for ordinary ox penscs, to
wit: road-, bridges, jaiis. salaries.chain
gang, court, poor, etc., in tho sev eral
counties and compare them.When we do
do t his. where do wo find Laurons in the
listv Thp Comptroller's report shows
that sin is40th on the list, but to be fair
take 1 mills from the special levy for
I!. R and carry to the funds for Or
linary. county, which is done In Lau
rous by special ad of tho Legislature,
leaving as a fact. 21 mills for Railroad,
which is required to pay tho annual in
terest on the Railroad debt, it then
gives us :if mills for ordinary county
purpose- and loaves twenty counties
with a greater levy for ordinary pur
po-es. (even assuming that no othe
?otmty use-a port ion of special levies
for ordinary purposes. | with nineteen
"unties with an equal or loss levy.
Many of the counties have levies rang
ing from 1 to (I and 7 mills.
Now this sann- Comptroller's report
shows this: Abbeville total property
"i-l lis.s^i). taxes, $00,440; I.aureus, total
property $4,011,865; total taxes. $72,I0U
Now deduct for Railroad taxes. (Ab
beville has no R. R. tax), $10,315 and
you have for Laurons $01,701.
I am informell that the public build
ings of Greenwood were built by tho
?iti/ens and she has no R. 15, taxes, yet
the levy for 1800, H am dealing with
the levies for the last fiscal year) was
124 mills: Laurons, 14 mills. Deduct
for R R. 2i mills?115 mills.
Mr. Sullivan says Abbeville has a
tax rate of 35 mills, which raises $13
700; Laurons 0 mills and $38,368. Now
this is not fair. 35 on the total property
of Abbovll'o raises $16,760; while Mr.
Sullivan overlooks the fact thai 6 mills
on the total property of Laurons raises
$20,471) and henoglccts to tell us out of
that $20,471, the stun of $10,315 is taken
yearly to pay interest on a Kailroad
debt, which Mr. Sullivan knows well is
llxetl as much as the ;$ mill tax for
schools, tint il our representatives shall
levy a sinking fund to gradually pay off
I his debt.
Mr. Sullivan tells us that I.aureus is
3rd in raising tax money. Let's see.
This report shows that Laurons stands
as to total tnxablo property 10th; as to
total taxes for all purposes 10th; as to
aggregate taxes for all county pur
poses, including Railroad, 8th; as to ag
gregate taxes for ordinary, roads, jail-,
bridges, salaries, etc.. Laurons stands
Now let us array more llgtll'OS for
fear that some persons may be led to
hol Ivo that wo pay more taxes than our
nolghbors. Take Groonvlllo. Deduct
I mill for Railroad from her levy < f 131
leaves \2\: Spartanburg, (lochtet,* i mill
for Railroad from her levy of 15 mills,
leaves 14. Laurons, deduo; 21 for Rail
road from bor |(.Vy Of 14 mills, loaves
for Laurons in mil s Or you may put
it this way: Deduct State levy, 6 mills,
constitutional A mills, tax for schools
and all Railroad lev it s in these coun
ties and you have the following:
Groonvlllo Total property. $6,808,
820. Ordinary county taxes.' 41 mills,
$28,457. Total taxes, all purposes,
Bpartanburg?Total properly, 10,000,
?111. Ordinary county taxes, ft ?mills,
$54,052. Total tuxes, all purposes,
Laurons Total property, $4.011,805.
Ordinary county taxes, 35 mills, $18,
410. Total laxes, all purposes, $72,106,
Now (hose are the figures and no one
can have any difficulty in seeing that
our tax levy is really less than that of
t he ad joining count ics.
tarn loth to bellOVO that Mr. Sulli
van meant the 1'OflOOtlon on (he ollicia's
that his language might he construed
to mean. Anyway i fool that it is pro
per that some of his very inisleadlngs
figures should be corrected.
I tospect fully,
O. G. THOMPSON.
The law requires all obstructions to
be removed oiit of ail streams in the
county In tho month of August of each
year. Land owners will ploaao attend
to this matter and groat ly ohligo,
R. P. Adair,
Supervisor, L. C,
AND BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
Miss Mary Simpson is visiting ut
Mayor Kiehey and family .spent sev
eral days tlic past week at G'okosbury.
Mr. Jas. S. Swltzer spent Sunday at
Mr. G. bang Anderson, of Williams
ton, was here a short while this week.
Miss Lula Taylor, of Princeton, is
visiting in the city.
Capt. W. A. McClintook, of Ora. was
in the city on campaign day.
The 28th will come before another
Issue of this papor.
Col. J. Wash Watts, of Mountvllle.
was in the city Monday.
Cant. J. B. Humbert, of Princeton,
was in town Monday.
Dr. Alex. MoCarloy, of Rasloy, is
visiting in the city.
Mr. J. P. Saxon, of Huntington. is
spending several weoks in the moun
Mr. G. W. Taylor, a prominent citi
zen of Greenville, was in town vester
Mr. John H die, of Roanoko, Va., is
visiting his parents. Mr. a id Mrs. L,
G. Halle, on Main Street.
Mr. w. w. Graham, of Spartanburg,
is in the city for the purpose of assum
ing the management of the "Fair."
Mr. Laurens Dor rob, a leading mer
chant of Gray Court, was in the city on
Mr. John A. Poole, of Columbia,
was in the city Monday seeing rela
Mr. L. H. Watts, Esq., and Mrs
Watts, prominent citizens of Green
wood, visited Col. Hall's family.
Mr. Ben Townscnd. of Union, was in
town during the week on professional
The county Campaign was commend
able quiet here on Monday. The vo
ters are studying county economy.
Mrs. J M. Hampton and children
visited Spartanburg during the past
Mr. I). H, Counts, of Hamberg, was
in the city the last of the week visit
ing Mr. N. B. Dial,
Mrs. Bettle bangsten after a visit to
Mrs. J. Han Little has returned to her
home in Augusta.
?T. H Moore's name on the printed
State tieket must ho struck on as he
has withdrawn from the candidacy for
Col. S. W. Vance and son Frank, of
Columbia, wore in the city the first of
the week seeing old friends and ac
Mr. J. J. MeSwain.onc of the bright
young men of the State, and promi
nent in educational lines Is in the
city visiting the family of Mr. F. P.
Mrs. Dr. Harksdale is visiting at Mrs.
Evans at Spartanburg. Dr. Harksdale
went over on Saturday and spent Sun
day in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Saxon, after a
pleasant visit to their father's family,
Dr. C. A. Saxon, of Huntington, ac
companied by Mrs S. G. Simmon-, and
little grand-son. has returned to the
'"Voter" sends us a communication
which we must decline for two reasons.
The author's name is not given and it
attacks a prominent candidate for
Governor, and no opportunity for re
ply will be had before the election.
Mr. J. O. 0. Fleming's building on
the sqaure is moving right up, not
withstanding the scarcity of expert la
bor. But the building will not lag and
will be ready for its occupants at the
opening of the business season.
Co. F., 1 Ith S. C. V., had its annual
re-union at Langston's church Satur
day last. Tt was a delightful occasion,
old soldiers and the new generation
recalling the glorious memorials of
their heroic fathers.
Revival services arc being conducted
at tho baptist church this week. The
Rev. Mr. Bliokholtz, of Chester, is do
ing some very earnest and forceful
preaching. Ti e meeting will continue
Mr. W. Robt. MeCuen and Miss Lola
Miller were married last evening at
the residence of the bride's mother.
Mrs. Virginia Miller, the Uev. Robt.
Adams, of the Presbyterian church,
officiating. Only intimate friends and
relatives were present.
On Friday evening last the members
of the Social Club of this city were
very delightfully entertained by Misses
Mariegene and LUlctte Caine. Various
amusement were indulged and dainty
refreshments served, altogether giv
ing the many who attended a most
A Chance for You, Young Man.
The Laurens County Alumni Asso
ciation will award a scholarship worth
$125.00 to the South Carolina College
to tho successful competitor in the ex
amination to lie held Friday, Septem
ber 7th at Laurens Court Mouse. Lei
all interested apply for detailed in
formation to J. J. McSwain, Laurens,
Hon. I). Wade Anderson, a promi
nent citizen of this county, died at his
home at Waterioc?, Monday night after
a short illness. He represented this
county in the Legislature in 1870. bo -
ing a momber of the famous Wallace
House. The burial services wero con
ducted yebtorday afternoon near the
home of Mr. Anderson,
W. T. Harris.
We are glad Mr. Harris wont to the
Clemsen Institute. His farm is an ob
ject, lesson in Laurens. Hero is what
tho State's correspondent says of one of
the most progressive men In the State:
"Mr. W. P. Harris, one of tho most
progosslvo of Laurens county farmers,
said: Weare going back homo to give
OUt the information we have received
hero, and I can see unlooked-for devel
opment In the farming interests as a re
sult of this meeting. I oxpoct to bring
somo of the men on my plantations and
my neighbors back with mo another
it is claimed that nowhere can a full
College course with all the advantages
of modern equipment and modern
methods bo obtained at a loss cost than
at the College of Charleston. With a
line endowment, handsome and com
modious buildings, modern and com
plete equipment, and a strong faculty,
the institution offers unusual advan
tages to the young men of this State
and section. Hoard and lodging can bo
obtained at the College Dormitory f(,r
$10 a month, including furnished room
and lights and the total necessary expen
ses Of a scholarship to students should
not bo more than $il">.oo. One schob
ship giving free tuition is assigned to
each county of South Carolina, the
holder of which is appointed by tho
Probate Judge and the County Super
intendent of Education.
Crop of 1900.
EARLY ELAT DUTCH,
EARLY PURPLE TOP,
LARGE RED TOP GL< >HE,
SOUTHERN SNOW WHITE GLOBE,
EARLY WHITE EGG,
POM K RAN E A X Will T11 G LOB E,
Y ELL< >W GLOBE,
V ISLLOW STONE,
RUTA 15 AG A,
All the nbovo in bulk or in scaled
packages holding l, A uncl 1 pound
each. Soiul us vom- ordors. Wo sell
"SEED THAT GROW."
The Laurons Drug Co.
'Phono 7? Goods dolivorod.
Will Suit When
We Send it Home!
We arc careful about the de
tails of our business, careful
about the washing, starching
anil ironing, about the button
holes and brands, about the
color in colored goods.
WE LEAD, OTHERS ARE
TRYING TO FOLLOW.
LAUREN'S LAUNDRY CO.
'Phone 6<> will brine; our team.
T. K. Hudgrns, Manager
Don't throw them away he
cause they arc broken. Per
haps it will take hut little money
to make them as good as new
It your watch does not kecj
time take it to
Laurons, tii. C
3P unices IReduLcecaE on Everytliing in.
Ihg Line or 10 cents Muslin to be closed out at 0 cents.
Lot of Scents Muslin to be closed out at 3 cents.
T H K S E AHE BIO V A L U E S,
Willie Tl>e Sale Goes Of)T
"Wmie "We are Oloeing o\xt Summer Goods at
-aw^ "WAY DOWN PRICES
We will have a
We have glass decanter filled with Peas and with every Negligee Shirt,Straw Hat or Tie, you buy for cash, you get a guc?
at the number o( Peas in the decanter.
i st Prize i pair #5.00 shoes. 2nd. Prize 1 pair $3.00 shoes. 3rd. Prize 1 pair #2.00 shoes. 4th. Prize 1 pair #1.00 shoes.
Call and wo will explain it.
Laurens, S, C.
We can give you of one Opinion of tho Famous
BUCK'S STOVES &
IS, THAT AFTER YEARS IN THE BUSINESS
We Sell Tfjeirb
ASK ANY WOMAN TN LAUREN'S WHO OWNS ONE, AND SHE WILL TELL YOU THAT
-.' (Freight Paid* K.
of on i I
$10.00 ? 1 '
Purchases, a 1"
WOULD KIND A WELCOME IN it ER HOME.
Laurons, S. C.
Tho Oil and Korlilizur Co. will delivor puro Io<> mado from
Artesian wator i? following rates:
4,000 lbs Hook, 200 lbs a day, $10.00 -j.Vts. per Hundred, ftOcts por day.
2,000 lbs I look, 100 lbs a day, 0.00 SOct-i per Itundrcd, 30cts per day.
1,000 lb- I look, 50 lbs a day, .5."><? 35? i por Hundred, 174c. per day.
.'>i)o lb- Hook, 25 lbs a day, 2.50 ln<-ts. j>or Hundred, lOcts por day.
200 lbs [look, bt Ii?, a day. 1.00 ?Oets. por llundrod, 5ots por day.
(?mW* Soouro coupon book at ouco, as drivers arc not allowed to
dolivor ioo oxcopt for coupons.
Oil ai?d Fertilized Co.
It is conceded by lady experts in shop
ping that for White Pique und all the diver
sified weaves in White Goods, Embroideries
and Laces, quality and price considered, this
is the place to buy. Another lot sunshades
just opened from 35 cts. up at
Lanrena, S. C.f May 7th, 1000.
Laurons, S. C, June 0, 1000
Wo olTer our IMMENSE STOCK 0f
Dry Goods, Notions,
Clothing, Hats and Shoes
at greatly reduced priors. Wo bought bhoso (roods
before the recent hoavy advance and can save you monsy
if you will only give us a trial. Big Stock of
Stallt mfr? Wmt$?% ^m?%$lz$
at Rock Bottom Prieos. Wo havo somothing in this lino that
will suit your appetite
LaurciiH Mercantile Oompany?
The Pi/aoe?Todd Building?formorly Todd & Muff's stand.
tho Undertaking business at the old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and ROBKS, and HEARSE, at the
. ?sftfc LOWEST PRICES. ?
A continuanco of tho gonorous patronage hitherto oxtoi
pectfully solicited. KENNEDY RROS..T