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LAURENS, S. Cm JULY 7, lOOQ.
In Monday's last.I tin- Columbia
State appears a rather remarkable
editorial article on the subject of "A
Democratic Newspaper Organization",
based upon a suggestion "received
from the editor of a South Carolina
democratic newspaper". The state
thinks tin- suggestion good.
Here Is the plan as reported by that
"In vlev of the lukewarm position
of certain of the so-called democratic
papers of the slate don't you think it
would be a good idea to issue :i call
for an organization of tin- democratic
papers of South Carolina? The ad
vantages of such an organization tire
loo ( bvioilS to you for Iis to dwell on
them ;.i tills time. The half-hearted
manner in which some of our papers
support the declarations of the Den
ver convention, and their apparent
willingness to 'chase Strange gods' of
tllU "new d niocraoy' are. to our mind,
the best arguments for Buch an or
Plainly speaking, this "democratic
editor" sets his Judgment for and
n.u.iinst the other editor, mill papers
of the state, II" decides with him
self thai there are some wolves in
sheep's ClOllllllg ill South I'arolinn.
mill that these should be ruled out of
the party. lie is backed up by The
State, which is "fairly well satisfied
that it knows (he correct nnswer" to
the cuestion: whnl is n democrat?
Til Id "democratic editor" would throw
H fire brand Into the Press associa
tion, would en! -r a dividing wedge;
not between democrats and nun
democrnts, but between bearers of
ihe same standard who will disagree
upon this unwise and useless sugges
When the line is to he drawn, if
that editor should so unwisely decide
to stir up the question, who shall say
who are democrats? Are the blind
followers of William Jennings Bryan
the inly true adherents of democratic
principles? Are th.pially blind
followers oi ("apt. II. It. Tilhnan in
this state, the only true and tried
believers in the rule of the people?
If so, llOW will they reconcile his re
cent departures from the Denver plat
form? Are Cleveland democrats or
thodox? Are any two newspapers in
South Carolina standing absolute ami
unqualifiedly on the same ground re
garding every detail of principle |n
Cludod In the democratic platform?
Who make 1 ie democratic platforms
anyhow? Are they not subject to
Change and reform as the years go
by. according to the final agreement
reached by many men of many minds?
Would our friend form a combination
of pi pers to stick by some hide
bound, forever-existing set of tales?
If so he will find his combination a
and wreck four years hence.
The Laurens Advertiser, according
to the opinion of Its editor, would be
entitled to a place in this new organ
ization. It Is a democratic newspa
per. Recording in the principles held
by its editor. Who shall say to the
contrary? And yet we would not
Subscribe to any such ideas as ad
Vanned by our unknown friend and
til? editor of The Slate; we are al
ready a men bar of the South Carolina
Pr.s-s association; no further alle?
glance can better establish our stau i
ihg. And we should be sorry lo sot?
any nttemid to destroy the presehl
status of the brotherhood In this
stai v Thai Is what the above-men
tioned suggestion would do.
If i' is desired lo make it the South
Carolina Democratic Press associa
tion, shall the Newberry observer say
that the Lumens Advertiser Is not
entitled to membership? Better lei
the Press association alone, and lei
our unknown brother seek outlet for
his grievance elsewhere.
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LI HE It TV AM? MCKXSF..
After days and weeks of debate and
?'ellberatlon. the American Declara
tion of Independence was ratified by
?be Continental congress in session a*
Philadelphia on July 4th, itth. This
event was but the outgrowth of a can
I tury or more of struggle, dating far
buok before America's growth bad at
traoted any attention. it's rise was
in the turmoil and religious i>oraeeuJ
tiou of the old country. The ovenl
that makes July the rourth a national
holiday wan but the climax of <?? Ions
period of st ? tlgglo.
This year. July the fourth oailie Oil
I Sunday. Whether or u<>i the day
was celebrated throughout the country
we ?h> t ot know; wo doubl If it was.
i sually. such celebrations are on
week days, consisting of picnics, base
ball nann-s ami pyrotechnic displays.
Ii seems thai the significance of the
day has I'CSoivOd ItSOlf llltO II COIU
ineiuorntion of civil liberation. The
gaining of religious freedom is almost
lost sight ill: and yet this feature of
the struggle is the primary one. It
caused the settling of America; nu n
left the old country for the new that
they might worship tlod according to
tie ihctatcs of their own consciences
ami not by the rules inflicted upon
them by state authorities. in Amer
ica the banner of religious freedom
was lalsed and for that banner the
h. roes of Lexington and Bunker Hill
Today in this broad lam! of ours,
men worship Clod as they please.
The pity of it is that the religious
liberty gained in the struggle of
'76-*8l, has in so many instances run
riot ami become religious license,
Sunday would have been a great op
portunity to call the people "back lo
the old ways" and to urge them to
"seek the old paths." as did Jeremiah
in the olden days. Not ?hat we would
urge the re-nccoptance of the old Pu
ritan beliefs, nor the cruel enforce
ment of their superstitious practices.
Not that: but in these days there are
a thousand ami one wild anil even un
holy doctrines preached ami practiced
on th<- street corners am! in the little
obi l enta thai wandering so-called
preachers use. These proacbors
of that excitable, emotional, hys
terical mania, misnamed reli
gion, are a menace ti> the people, es
pecially (hal more superstitious class.
These street ?corner religionists should
he arrested rbr vagrancy; they are
safer behind the bars; they preach all ;
sort^ of heresies. Inveigh against the!
es i tibi Isla .1 ( hurch. and sow seeds of
T..e developments in the Clinton,
scandal reveal the truth ol these ac
cusations. Superstitious women, sub
ject to hysteria, easily hilhieueed be
come (h,> victims of these scoundrels
wito go under the clonk of religion.
We do not believe that all these wan
dering preachers are rascals: some
are : ml some are mit: some of their :
converts are sincere ami make good
Christians; sonn- do not. What we
argue Is that taken as a whole, this
abuse of our religious liberty is a
menace to t'.ie people, resulting in
more harm than good.
Last Sunday would have been a
gOOd day for all the mi.listers of the
gospel to preach "liberty but not li
cense". Our civil authorities will
not p.o wrong in keeping an eye on
thes * wandering preachers
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Democrats throughout the country
would be delight od to see ilrynn elect
ed t'lilted States senator, for then his
presidential aspirations would be ef
fectually sldotracked -for a time at
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A young western Igrl swallowed
some gun cotton the other day and is
in constant fear of internal explosion.
Hugging will be strictly out of order
for some time.
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The fierceness of summer's iieat lias
no effect Whatever 0:1 bill collectors.
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"In the Sha le of the old Apple
Tree" pshaw! any obi kind of tribe
will do now.
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Why should mail blame woman for
her perversity? Was she nott made
from the crookedest part of man?
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'Twas a very atean mnn*who said: j
the Ilrsi woman, finding no other
man in tin* Ourdeu begin a flirtation
with the devil".
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Two weeks o." prohibit! >n In South
Carolina next fhOlith! I' will be ;?.
lOllg dry spell for some: ?':. > others
rjuestion in* ? a Ihmuclnl i--".-. ar.ui
Ing that i: ! <? people vote out their
tllspensnrlea taxes will amount to un
bearable proportions. Two years ago
Tita News and Courier (tried out
against the sovereign state t.t South
Carolina dealing nl the whiskey busi
nesSJ it deplored the sham > of it.
What about the noble county of Char
leston? if it was a shameful, de
grading business for the stale, why
hot for the county?
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' The blind tigers are now lining up
with the prohibition followers in
Charleston*' Is a paragraph from a
haws dfo patch to The 8tat0. But
that Is no fault of the prohibition
ists; the c iv authorities nro to blame.
They ha< . by negligence and urn-rh
leienoy, coated such contempt for tha
law. that these tigers, now flourishing
under the dispensary regime, favor
prohibition because under that order
they will be without competition. The
tlgors are Charleston men; tm?y will
be there until the Charleston author
i'i ?8 get up nerve enough to run them
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A Charleston tiger, transferring his
iperations t-> [.aureus, wouldn't Hour
ish thirty minutes.
Greenville is overrun with editors
this week; but she will recover.
in tue summer
ihoughs gladly turn to was
1c, a Dish
/x~:-?-v\ is made in this way:
^*\Vi*^**yv\ ytir 11 package of
into n qunrt of milk nnd
freezo it. That run bo done
in about ten minutes.
There is not hing to add, for
the powder supplies every*
thing, and there is no cook
ing or anything else to ?b>.
You will have two quarts
'of delirious tee cream for the
>st of two dishes.
2 paohagea lor 23 venia.
Illustrated Recipe Book Free.
The Ge r.rsee Pure f ood Co., Le Roy. N. Y.
Wanted Experienced operators to
make Overalls. Von can earn from
r. to P dollars per week; also learners
taken and paid fair wages while un
der Instructions. If yon can do
plain (jewing we can learn yon In a
week. Delightful work room?cool
est place In town. Come or write at
once. Marion Clothing Factory.
M. .1. Johnson, Supt., Marion, S. .(';
Reward Elvo Hundred Dollars Re
ward i.; off -red by the citizens of Gray
Court for the arrest and conviction of
the person who sot tire to the stores
of Willis & Curry. C. E. Moore, and
R. L. Cray, on the night of May nth,
IDOfl. J. X. Leak, Int nd.uu. 42-t(
For Sale Sovcral Cows fresh In
milk; or will exchange for beef cat
tle. Apply to C. A. Culler, rfd. I,
Laureus, s. C.
For Sale Two good Cows in
milk. Apply to w. ?. Harmon, rfd
i. Lnnford station, s. c
Tlie Whole County.
it was a very happy though! that
came to Editor Money of the I.aureus
Advertiser to make tho Opening of the
magnificent new graded school at
Lnurens the occasion of a large double
number, giving interesting sketches of
the educational work done in Lam ms
county, not in Laurena city only.
There la very much interesting matter
in the issue outside of the educational
pages, for Mr. Money gets Up a g0/)d
paper everywhere. Tin' Advertiser
Is always a welcome visitor to this
THE BEST REGULATOR.
We promise to return every cent pal 1 us
for Rexall Orderlies it they fail t > itts
factorial!/ relieve constipation. They uro
eaten like candy, are particularly good f;>r
delicate persons ami children, do rot gripe
or cause nausea, and may be taken at any
time of day or night without any incoie
venienca whatever. We want you to try
Rexall Orderlies at our ri*k because we
ar ? positive they will do-as we claim. Two
si/.es, io>:. and 25c
I.aurens Drug Co.. Lauren.,, S. C.
See us for the latest
in Shoes, Hats and
The Shoe Man
? The one price shoe store.
'Customers shoes shinned
HERE IS RELIEF FOR WOMEN.
If yon have pains la the bock, Urinary, Bladder
or Kidney Uoablo and waul a certain, pleasant
herb relief from Women's ills, try Mother Oray'a
" AUSTRALIAN-1, K A K." It is a safe.reliable
regulator, and rclieros all Female Weaknesses,
iucluding iiiflamnmlloii and ulcerations. Mother
Oray'a Aiifttrulltin-I.ciir is sold by Druggists or
soul by mail for 60 cts. Sample sent KUKK.
Address, The Mother Uray Co., Le Hoy, MX
Observed I ho Plfth.
Independence diiy In Lnurens was
observed Monday, the lli'tb. by a gener
al suspension of business, the stores,
banks, mills and o'llces closing for the
day. Tiic chief attraction of the day
was the two games of ball at Watts
mills between Watts ami I .aureus
teams. The game in the forenoon
resulted in n score of I to :; in favor
of Watts, while the afternoon contest
resulted disastrously for Watts, the
score being 11 to zero. Large crowds
from the city ami both mill villages
attended the double-header, and they
do say some got their money's worth
while others did not.
See t'.s when buying
groceries if you want the
freshest and the best prices.
See us also. We invite at
tention to a P.::e line of
Teas and tlie best Coffee.
Fresh Crackers and Cakes
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer
Next Door to Palmetto Bank.
PHONE. NO. 183
TalK of the Eye
liKe a Camera
The eye is constructed so won
derfully and ingeniously that the
handicraft of man has as yet not
been able to construct as delicate
an instrument. It is like a camera,
the lens to focus, the lid as a
shutter, the iris as color as the
diaphram, the thick coatings of
the eye-ball as the dark room,
the nerve as the sensitive plate,
and strange as it may seem the
images are bottom side up ex
actly as the image in the-camera.
Now 90 delicate and sensitiv? an
instrument as the eye should have
good eure. Let us explain more
fully to you how to care for the
No Charge for examination.
Dr. F. J. Inman
Room 't and l Enterprise B'ld'g.
Laufens, S. C.
Odija flayi, Friday and Saturday
A Christian Home School.
A High. Standard College.
A. Tuition, Board. Boom, and Fees
B. All included in proposition (A]
and Tuition in Music, Art or Ex
pression $203 to $213.
S. C. BYRD, ?. D. PreMdenl
Real Estate Offerings
il'j acres of land, bounded by lands
of Mansel Owings. Eva Jackson, and
Wan-in;- Creek. Price $20 per acre.
117 acres of land near Cray Court,
bounded by lands of E. T. Shell, v..
K. dray: seven room cottage, line
barn and outbuildings and line past
ure. Price $00 per acre.
2 acres in town of Gray Courti
nie.- building site. Price ..00.
200 acres of land near Durbiu Creek
Church, bound.-.I by lands of W. T.
Parks and Laurens Whit.-: ?". tenant
houses, well timbered, good stare of
cultivation. Price $30.00 per acre.
::7 acres land, bounded by lands of
.1. it. Weils, Thomas Hurts, and others
with live room dwelling, good out
buildings; near Ekoin. Price $15 per
One lot at Watts Mills, with seven
room cottage, 200 feet front and 1')')
feet deep, with meat market. Price
Some valuable property in town of
Clinton,- -Nine business lots on Broad
street, ranging in price from $.".00 to
$1,200 per lot. Two lots fronting oa
Musgrove street. $300 each. One
beautiful building lot fronting Mus
grove street, price $2.000. One lot
with beautiful residence fronting on
Musgrove street, price $3,500. See
me early if you wish to purchase, this
is an exceptional opportunity.
150 acres land, one-half mile of Dial
church, with a handsome dwelling, 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come quick if you want this place.
Price $*.0 per acre.
.")2 acres of land just outside of the
cor|M>rate limits of the town ot Gray
Court, with one tenant house. Price
$50 per acre.
Two acre bit in the town of Gray
Court, with 7 room dwelling, nicely
located. Prh e $2,500.
One business lot. GO feet front. 150
feet deep, in town of Cray Court.
Or." lot at Watts Mills. 250 feet front
by 7') feet deep, I room cottage and
out buildings. Price $i.ooo.
One lot at Watts Mills containing
'_' acres. Price $250.
S3 acres of land near Bramlett's
church, bounded by lands of w. p.
Harris and Jho. Burdette. Seven
room dwelling. 2 tenant houses, good
barn and out buildings. Price $20
One 1 room cottage, with hall and
2 porches, on Garlingtou avenue.
l m acres of land bounded by
Will Marlin and Garrett lands, seven
room dwelling, L! tenant houses, good
barn and out buildings. Price $25
1 10 acres bounded by lands of V.
C. Hellnms and Mitchell Owens, in 3
miles of Laurens; 2 dwellings and
out buildings. Price $3."> per acre.
iic:>'< land near Owlnga Station
bounded by lan '. of .lohn Jones and
Tom Bratuleti with dwelling and out
buildings pries $35.00 per acre.
100 acres land near Lanford Stat
ic bounded by lands of Duff Patter
son. James Peterson and others with
dwelling and :; Tenant houses Price
?:J5.00 per acre.
t:. acres of land, with dwelling, good
barn and out-buildings, near Owinga.
Price $3,500; terms made easy.
ui acres bounded by lands of Jeff
Davis and Herbert Martin: :'? good ten
tint ho'.is?s. and good barn. Price
$.">!> per acre.
2? acres land near the incorporated
limits of the Town of Fountain Inn
bounded by lands of Hobt. Taylor. T.
K. Nelson. Jim Adams and others;
dwellings and out buildings. Price
$75.00 per aero.
100 acre3 of land, with the room
dwelling, o-room tenant house, good
out buildings, near Hickory Tavern,
Sullivau township. Price $15.00 per
59 acres of land in town of Lanford,
with tenant hous, at $00.00 per acre.
.One lol at I.aureus Mills, with well
and - brick chimneys. Price $350.
89 acres of land In one mile of tho
town of Gray Court, with two dwell
ings. Price $40 per acre.
T>2 acres of land In town of Gray
Court, dwelling and outbuildings.
Price $"0 per acre.
3 IS acres of land near P.abun Creek
church. S-rootn dwelling, three tenant
houses. Price $32.50 per acre.
I'll acres of land in Hunter town
ship, bounded by lands of Ruf us Dun
la)), Rebecca Christian and Geo. Craw
ford; 'J four room cottages, good out
buildings, fine bottom lands, well tim
bered: :"> a.-res in cultivation. Or v
$2') per acre.
CO acres in Dial township, bounded
by lands of Pink Heliums. I.udy Polt
ml lt. C. Wallace. Price $1,300,
1' S acres of land in Greenville coun
ty, Butler township, bounded by lands
of Mary Snow, and Taylor and Creigh
tOll place; known as the Thomas Ben
nett place, on Knorec river; six room
dwelling, _ good tenant houses and
store building. Price $3,000, 10.
115 acres of land Dial's township,
known as the old Wham's homestead,
with dwelling and out-buildings. Price
$27.50 per acre.
127 acres land in Sullivan township,
1' room dwelling, good out buildings, 1
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
100 acres of land in Youngs township,
11 room dwelling, two tenant houses,
good barn. Price $2.250.
547 acres land 1 miles of I,aureus,
bounded by lands Mrs. B?rge.?, Rob
Brown. Jno. Madden and others; l> ten
ant, houses; 7 horse farm in cultivation.
Will be cut into lots of 100 acres each.
Price $20 per acre.
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.
Is the greatest incentive towards saving money.
When yon find your money is earning something yon
feel more like saving.
Interest, like a much advertised remedy, "works while
We pay interest on saving's accounts from $i up, and
on certificates of deposit for 6 or 12 mouth's time.
Absolute safety, liberality and courtesy our watch
Laurens, S. C.
Now is the Time and Sullivans'
Store the Place
Sow Unknown Peas and Cane Seed.
We have a lot of Sound Clean Unknown Peas, F.arlv
( Iratlge and Ambe: Cane .Seed. A full stock of Molasses anil
Syrup in 1 j gal., t gal., 5 gal. and IO gal. kegs. Country
cuter, smoked Bacotl and Shoulders. A nice line of Fre.sh
3 Juicy Hams. Headquarters for Fresh Water-ground Com
a Meal. First and second patent Flour. Corn, Oats and Hay.
^ Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans should be planted now. I.un
ited quantity Cotton Seed Meal and Guano.
Prices as low as the lowest consideriu.^ qnalitv.
J. H. Sullivan
Laurens, S. C.