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LAUKENS. S. CM Sept. 7, l!KM .'
AU men in Laurons county who wish
the price of laud to stay low are or
should bo opposed to the immigration
The farmer who is on his feot need
not be in a hurry to sell bis cotton.
Nobody knows anything about cotton,
itmav drop and it may soar, but 11 The
Advkrtiskk were an Independent
farmer with leu bales of cotton It would
eujoy holding tho cotton and watching
the market a few months this winter.
The Russians ought to feel onthely
satisfied with tho thrashing they havo
rocolved but wo fear they have an ftp
*k%?9 for more. If tho Japanese aro
boaroh, 'Choy will not bo tho llrst peo
ple to wear themsolves to a frazzle in
whipping the enemy.
The Advertiser hopes that Lau
rens farmers will exert themselves to
Bend creditable exhibits from the
county to tho state fair this year.
If Laurons had, as it should have, a
good military company, it would pro
bably bo on tho battlefield of Mauas
Because the passengor dopot has net
yet been movod to a safe place is no
reason why the people of Laurens
should despair. There aro ways tunl
moans by which tho town may accom
plish Its object and tho business men of
Laureusshould win this light if it takes
Senator A. C. Latimor has learned
a groat deal In the last few years.
It was about the Oth of December, 1890,
that a Laurens man happened to spend*
a night in Ocala, Fla. Tho National
Farmera' Alliance was In session in
Oca'a at tho time. Polk, McGune and
all that crowd were there. So was
Senator Latimor, ? then not ovon a
mcmbor of tho lower houso of congress
but mighty in tho alliance. Col. Tal
bort was tboro as well. The conven
tion adopted tho "Ocala platform", a]
platform not wholly unlike that which
Tom Watson of Georgia is running on
now. Last Friday Senator Latimer
spoke "in Broadway New York in be
half of Parker and Davis, sound Demo
crats and favorites of the business men
of Now York. We congratulate Sena
tor Latimer that he has made such
good ubo of tho last 14 years, that bo
has learned so much and that ho bus
been able to eat so many foolish words
that he uttered in the early days of his
career. Senator Latimor is not a fail
ure as a Senator, he is industrious and
attentive to tho Interests of his con
stltutents and he has learned how to
change from an "Ooplaite" into a sound
By tho way, tho Hou. Isaac McCalla, |
somewhat distlgurcd by tho recent pri
mary but still top o' ground used to be]
a mighty man in the alliance.
The alliance was formally a deadly
enemy to Wall street, ospeeiall y to that
end of it which runs the cotton futures
business. They do say that Mr. Mc
Calla raked down large sum? of money
lu cotton futures last yenr. Is this tho
same McCalla that was most strenuous
iu the vigorous days of the alliance?
The Primary Elections.
The defeat of Mr. Garris for rail
road commissioner is another vote of |
j non-cuntidonce in tho railroad com
mission. It is in no sense a rellection
upon Mr. Garris personally, but it
voices the people's belief that the
commission is of no substantial value
to the public. The prevailing Idoa Is
that a railroad commlssionship is a soft
job with little work, a good salary and
attractive perquisites. Consequently
tho people decline to vote a pension to
one man more than six years This be
lief is attributable in part to the fact
that tho salaries of the commissioners
are paid by tho railroads. If tho peo
ple paid tho salaries directly they
would look upon tho commissioners as |
their servants and would expect to re
ceive largor benefits. So long as the
commissioners draw their pay from tbo
railways the notion cannot bo removed
from tho popular mind that tho com
mission is to a degree pliant to railway
inlluencas. Mr. John H. Earle, who Is
in tho second race for commissioner,
recognized In his campaign that
change In the method of paying thocom
misslon is neceesury to Its usefulness
nud ha3 urged that the legislature
shall enact that the people shall pay
directly for Its services rather than
that they should pay for them through
tbo railway treasuries. The commis
sion should either become a public
commisdon or e'so it should be abol
ished. We do not. charge that the com
missioners are employes of tho rail
ways but many people bellevo that |
thoy aro. Tho existenco of this sus
picion is almost as damaging to tho
commission's effectiveness as if tho
suspicion woro a demonstrated fact.
Take It all In a I, tho dclogatlon to
tho lower house of congress nomlnatod
A' these prirnarh-8 Is probably tho
Weakest that South Carolina has had
t sinco 1870. The material offering was
for tho most part commonplace li
character. In at least, one district, tin
Sixth, the man immnisurcably super
ior to bis three opponents tailed the
tiokot. Judging from tho selections of
recent years South Carolina is a cen
tury distant from a John Sharp Wil
liams. We are. Inclined to think that
the representative from tho Fourth
district is the most promising of tht
seven. Mr. Johnson, wo bellevo, has
done his work woll so far as attention
to the minor interests of the district Is1
concerned He !:;;:, been Industrious I
in looking after tht mail service,
o'aims and other matters with tho de?
partments. He is undoubtedly a man
of considerable tnt- liect. Having had
? v. -' tji-ms, a period suftlcleut to obtain
recognition, vro may expect that Mr.
?ToliDson't? talents will hcncoforlh com
mand position of some promineneo in
tbo alTnirs of lo^is'a-ion. We think
that the Fourth district has heen wl?e
to retain him long onodgh for hit)
abilities to havo f*tr chance for Illus
So far as the results In the county
are conoorned. they could not but be
8ati8faotorv. The candidates generally
were competent and honest and there
wa9 no opportunity for material Nun
der?. Had Mr. Featberstone been
nominated for tho house, Laurens
would probably have beon ablo to
boast of the most forceful leader in
that body. In our judgment Mr.
Featheratone has nothlug to regret In
bis defeat. Why a lawyer of his ca
pacity and place nt the bar would do
siro to go to the legislature in thoso
limes is r ather more than wo can un
derstand exoopt of course upon the
theory that his is a peculiarly high
sense of unsolflsh patriotism. Mr.
Featherstone's service In tbo houso,
had be boen elocted, would hate con
ferred a far gr??ter obligation upon
Laurens county than the voters of the
county oould havo conferred upon him.
We siihpoet that Mr. Foatherstona is to
ho felicitated upon his defeat so far a?
bis so'llah Interests aro concerned.
A man of distinction passod out of
life when Carlylo McKinley, assoclato
editor of The News and Courier, died
in Mouut I".t'Msunt two weeks ago llo
was tho author of an "Appeal to
Pharaoh," ono of the strongest ex
positions of tho "rac? question" that
has appeared 'and bofddos ho wrote
many beautiful poems. Few know him,
few even in Charleston know him wol',
for ho was a rarely modest man but
those who did know him wore blessed
with the Intluenceof as swoot and puro
a spirit as habitatos tho best of human
k*nd. Iiis minil was cloar and Bti'Oig,
he was a master la tho scholarly use of
tho English tonguo and his stores of
learning were scarcely to bo exhausted.
In tho columns of Tho News and
Courier, through the State's adver
sity and prosperity, havo appeared for
mauy years lucid and convincing arti
cles encouraging the poople to develop
thoir resources and pointing out the
riches that lay In the grasp especially
of South Carolina farmers. In tbo large
improvement and wealth of these
later years that our State enjoys none
can moasuro the impetus that was
initially given by thoso editorials of
Carlyle McKinley but we believe that
within our border is many a farmer
who consciously or unconsciously was
guided to success by this gifted gentlo
inan writing day by day words of in
spiration and aspiration to a people
sorely distressed by tho poverty that
tho War Botwoen tho States left as its
As we have said, M""- McKinley was
littlo known save in a limited circloof
newspaper men and literary men but
bis life wa9 really given to the people
of South Carolina and they are the
belter and the stronger for it It was
a life singularly free of tbo gro=s or
sordid and whatever weakness was in
his personality lay chielly in tho mod
esty which kept it too much apart from
his fellows. While in life the name of
"Carl" McKinley was not acclaimed
by the surging crowds and it may be
tbat his fame will not be blazoned, but
his (clioes shall live
"Oh love, they die, in yon rich sky,
They faint on Held and bill and river.
Our echoes roll from soul to sou'
And grow forever and forever."
Not the Time for Sewerage.
It appears to The Advertiser that
it would bo wholly unwise for tbo peo
ple of this city to voto $:10,000 in bonds
for soweragd purposes at this timo.
Having purchased nn air compressor,
there is abundant reaso'n to wait until
we know whether or not it will solvo
the water problem. Meanwhile tho
ono thing wo do know is that a $:10,000
bond issue while big enough to be a
burden on the taxpayers, is a mere tri
fle towards equipping the city with an
(lllcient sewerage system. It may per
mit sowerago conveniences to certain
limited localities but it is not fair that
properly over the town must be taxod
for the benefit of a comparatively
small section of thecommunity.The time
has not como for bonding the city for
sewerage. Tt is liko^y that within throe
or four years largo public Improve
ments will bo neoded in this town. Tt
will bo tho height of folly to bojiad tho
town now to tho constitutional limit
or to a degree approaching it. It seems
that wiohout exhausting its resources
bypleeemeal thotown should wait unttl
it is ab'e to Install a sewerage system
that will meet the demands of tho com
The Smallest Part.
In considering this sewerig^ p.'O*
position ono shou'd romomber tbat tho
tax for paying tho Interest on the bonds
1? tho lightest part of tho burden.
Whenever sewerage connections are
made with the houso it will cost at
least $60. Additionally it will cost an
average of probably $10 a year to
keep tho plumbing in ropair. Unless
tho sewerage connections aro made
with nil the houses, thesystom will not
help the health of the town. For ex
ample, the connection** would havo to
bornado with all tho cabins and cot
tages along the stream immediately
Sou'.h of West Main street if seworago
In to be ietlt iho sanitary condition of
hu rosldoncos locatod on Msin stroot.
It would bo wovao than useless, in fact
if would bo a doop wrong to install a
sowjrn^o system and not roqulro all
tho dwellings in tho vicinity to bo
connected with It. Those who own
tho cabin.-, and coltagos referred to
may coont thoroforo on Bpondlng soum
$00 to the cottage if sowerago is In*
Ilcformer Urges the Election of MnJ.
To the Votors of Laurens County:
Tho noxt election will decide the
matter of who will be our noxt Kail
Uoftd Commissioner, and while T havo
nothing to pay against Mr. Mobloy,
yet in 'he Interest of tho wholo Slnto
I wish to sny South Carolina has the
oha.ico in tho person of Mnj. John 11.
Karte of Greeavlllo, of electing one of
i the b ?C men in iho State to the office
u( Kill Commissioner. Maj.
Fa\v)v Is frum the upper tjeotlon of tho
Stitto. He is familiar with our needs
io the upp'r section and is In a posi
tion to do u more go d than any other
candidate. Ho is tho worthy son of
tho lamented Joseph II. Karle, who so
ably represented South GaroLiia In th*
United States Senate. He is a young
man well educutod, full of energy, pos
sessing plonty of good oommon sons",
honest and truthful, and has made a
success of his own private alrdra. His
charaotor Is above reproaoh, his pri
vate lifo will stand the most rigid in
vestigatioo. Ho believes iu equal
rights bntwoen th 1 pooplo and the
railroads and in fro ght reductions,
wh rever it is possible. Ho will fill
tbo ofiioe if elected with credit to him
solf and to the pe iplo of tho Sta'e. I
have kn >wn him for years. Givo our
young moo a chance to rise. Vote f >r
Eurlo and you will novor regret It.
A Card from Sheriff Duckolt.
I desire to expresi my most sincere
thanks to all the pooplo of Lnurens
County for tbo splondid support given
mo in the first Primary Elootlon.
Owing to tbo largo number of c?ndi
dat>'S fi>r th'! ShorllT'a office, I could
not oxpcot elcc'.inn on tho first ballot,
but tho vote given me was s> largo as
to surpass my exp .ctat'ons and make
me deeply grateful for this s'rongwen
dorsement of my administration. I
have endeavorod to give tho people of
this county a strong, clean and fo trios?
admln'stration of the Sheriff's off' ?
und I pledge mysolf anew to exe
tho law to the b>st of mv nl>iII? > if
again elected to the Sheriff's office. I
am especially gra'illed at the largo
vote given mo at tho mills, as well as
in the country and towns, und
beg all of my friends no', to be
come over coalldont of my succoss
and remain away from tho polls,
which 1 regard my only danger, but be
sure and come and victory is certain
All of which I shall ever hold tho peo
ple of Laurens county In grateful re
Thos. J. Duokhtt.
Mr. W. L. Boyd.
Dear Sir: Over fifty yoi-s ag> diu*
firm began sell'ng paint tb'OtlghOUt
the South; s\\o* have continued unin
terruptedly, and ton times greater than
any othor brand of paint.
Uoad tho following:
"Have usod the L. & M.
Taint twonty years, houses painted
with it eight years ago show bettor to
day than houses painted wich other
paints within tw> years.
A. IL Edgell, Alachua, Fla.
"Havo used all brands of
paint, L, ?fc M. Pure Paint stands hot
ter and wears longer than any other
palut I have used In my ton years ex
H. F. Smith, Fainter, Concord, N. O.
"I painted Frankouburg Block with
L. & M. Faint; stands out tu though
Actual cost was loss than ft,20 per
W. ?. Harr, Charleston, W. Va.
"I painted our old homostead with
L. & M. Paint twonty-six years ago.
Not painted since: looks hotter than
houses painted in the last four years
with other piiot.
II. S. Scoliold, Harris Springs, S. C.
Used the L. & .M. Faint for slxteon
years, Fainted threo housoi with it
fifteen years ago, they havo not needed
J. E. Webb. Hickory, N. C.
ILONG MAN & MARTINEZ.
This colebrated paint is sold by
W. I.. Bjyd, Laurens;
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton,
Thousands of people afflicted
with this hideously disfiguring dis
ease are da?iy suffering the most
excruciating mental anguish, be
lieving they are doomed lo carrw
its awful scaling blotches unUT
death relieves them. The medical
profession, and the greatest skin
specialists of the world have always
considered the disease as absolutely
Now positively cured by that won
derful medioament known us
MR. W. 13. JRNN1SON. of the National
Express Co., Chicago, 111., Buffered Ihe
horrible aud agonizing tortures of this dis
ease for more than twenty years. The
best skin specialists of Chicago, New York
and Philadelphia pronounced his case as
incurable. The terrible blotches of this
disease had covered his face, head, hands
and ontire body. His appearance was BO
repulsive that he had not been able to at
tend any social or public gathering for
years. Mr. David Robinson, head clerk el
the People's Drug Store, in Chicago, who
had cured himself of a bad case of PsOrii -i
of ten years standing, with the 1). D. D.
Remedy, prevailed upon him to try tl:i~
preparation, Mr. Jennison, speaking "'
Iris treatment with this marvelous medicine
say:;: ?"I commonced the use of the 1). 1 >.
Dt Remedy, and during tha first two
mouths 1 saw little, if any improvement,
but was persuaded by Mr. Robinson to
continue its use. I persevered in using the
remedy, and I now devoutly thank God
that I did. For the first time in twenty
years I am free from the awful, scaling
blotches of this terrible disease. Once
more I am free from the lxjndage of these
torments of hell, and can again make a
presentable appearance before my fellow
inen. I earnestly beg every sufferer from
a disease of the skin to immediately begin
treatment with the D. D D. Remedy, Use
it -persevere with it?stick to it?and you
will find that it will cure yon. Specialist:-,
said I had the worst case ever recorded. 1
know that what cured me will cure anyone."
We unhesitatingly give this rem
edy our highest endorsement. The
marvelous and effective work: the
wonderful cures it is making in
this community are simply aston
For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
Ts the thing which purifies the blood B
and makes the digestion what it
ought to b??that is
LUnder its use the entire system is
kept in perfect condition?the skin
becomes firm, smooth and clear.
Try it thoroughly and you will lind
Laurens Drug Co.
I Laurens Cotton Mills Store I
Try Us for
Phone Us |
Your Orders ft
$ Laurens Cotton Mills Store |
C. LUCAS, Manager.^
in Jewelry as well as in eth
er tilings, If yon want up
to-date Jewelry you can al
ways be sure of getting the
very latest and the most cor
rect thing from us. What
ever you buy, you can feel
sure that you arc right.
Or if you have anything
that needs to be altered, re
paired or reset bring it to us.
We'll do the work well and
charge you but a moderate
A Portrait Proo.
For a short time we will give a
fine 12x16 inch Portrait, Free,
with each dozen Cabinet Photo
graphs. This offer is made to in
troduce our original Negative
Portraits. Call soon.
2-4t. McCord's Studio^ _
W. H. Dial, Agent,
The Fidelity & Casu
I hereby acknowledge re
ceipt of Fifty Dollars as pay
ment in full, under my Poli
cy of Disability, for recent
two weeks' illness. Thank
ing you and the company
for prompt and liberal settle
ment of my claim and recom
mending T'he Fidelity & Cas
ualty for just and honest
dealing to my friends, and
the business public generally.
David A. Davis.
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice- in all State Courts.
Trompt attention given to all business.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LA.UR-KNS, S. C.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
Grand Opening Display of Novelty ^
Fall Dress Goods at O- B. Simmons |
Co., Commencing Monday, Sept 12, k
and continuing through the week, b
A rare treat for those who admire the beautiful, and a great opportunity ||
for all who wish to get posted on the stylish weaves of the coming season. A
We will show the new things from the looms of the world. Come if only |J
to look through. We have not only the highest novelties but will also
show a great range of goods from the lowest prices and up, and the values A
we show should loosen the purse strings of the closest buyers. Q
A Grand Embroidery Bargain Show ?
Nothing like it ever shown in Laurens. While in New York our buyer
picked up a big lot of 4 1=2 to 7 yard lengths of Embroidery at about 50
ner nf?nt. on thp Hnflnr nnH in orHpr In mnlfp nur nnpninir Hisnlnv more in= %y
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values, they will be put on sale at 10 o'clock sharp |5
Monday Morning, September 12th. |
An India Linen Attraction ^
It is not often you will see the like of these almost matchless values. They rum about 2 A
yards to 10 yards to the piece and are worth from 15 to 20 cents, while they last at 6 l-2c. 9k
We want your Shoe business this season Q
And if you want style and wear combine I w ? are the people you want to see. We have
all the new lasts in the celebrated Kippendorf, Dittman Company's Shoes in all tke new lasts, *?
heels and toes, and at prices that will surely interest you.
We also carry the King Quality Men's Shoes in all the new lasts. rn
per cent, on the dollar, and in order to make our opening display more in
teresting we will put this grand pick up on sale on our "Dress Goods Dis=
play" days. In order to handle the lot more conveniently we will divide
it into three prices.
1 lot worth 10 to 15c at 8c
1 lot worth 15 to 25c at 10c
1 lot worth 25 to 45c at 15c
See our window display of these goods.
In order that every lady may have a chance at above
N. B. Watch our Millinery Opening Announcement. M