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LAUREN S, 8. C, Oct. 10, 1898.
The Danger of Clieap Money,
The passage of a bill for the free
and] unlimited coinage of silver
dollars would cause immediate,
suddon and considerable appreci
ation of gold. The more precious
metal would command a premium
of perhaps fifty per cent and would
of course be hard to obtain at all.
But the debt paying power of silver
it will be maintained, would con
tinue and the unfortunate debtor
would be enabled to procure with
comparative ease enough of the
debased coin to meet his obliga
tions. Consequently, a debased
coin would for a time prove a great
gain to debtors, of whom the farm
ing class Includes many. The
South being heavily burdenod with
debt has nothing to tear from cheap
money. If the morals of the ques
tion are disregarded, that is the
line of argument that u froo silvor
ite might bo expected to take. Al
though it has a plausible look it
cannot bear investigation.
A vast majority of the Inort
gages, notes and other obligations
of Southern peoplo, If not already
mature, become due within from
sixty days to twelve months. This
is the condition of things now, was
a year ago and will be at any given
Suppose, intelligent farmer, that
you held a note on a brother farmer
for $1000 payable in any kind of
legal tender on tho 1st day of next
January. Suppose further that
you observed that silver dollars
wcro decreasing daily in purchas
ing power and that you anticipated
their continued fall in value. In
the event that your debtor failed
on the day of maturity to take up
his note would you indulge him for
another year and allow him an op
portunity to accumulate silver with
which to pay it off?silver which
would buy a third smaller quantity
of bacon than tho same number of
dollars in gold? Or would you
compel your debtor to renew his
obligation stipulating payment in
gold, or upon his refusal, sue and
take judgment or else foreclose?
Is not the latter course the fair, rea
sonable and natural one which any
business man would follow ? Is it
not moreover precisely what all
bankers and money lenders would
i Now, if silver should depreciate
it would require at least a num
ber of months for it to become
plentifully disseminated among us.
It could only come by the sale of a
crop. In the meantime it is plain,
is it not, that every ci editor would
be pressing hard for a promiso to
pay In gold? At a time when it
might be impossible for debtors to
procure funds ut all they would be
compelled to surrender any tem
porary advantage to be derived
from cheap monoy and inflated
prices in order to drive tho sheriff
or tho wolf from the door. In
other words the prospect of n de
based currency would precipitate a
panic which would come with the
speed of a summer storm and from
which the poor debtor could not
hope to escape. Creditors in dire
extremity would be in no humor
to give quarter even to tho honest
but weak. It is probable that
thousands of well doing men would
be forced to bankruptcy before the
ample streams of cart wheel dol
lars would even turn our way.
That is to say, the free coinage of
sliver would threaten the debtor
class of the South with quick and
Friends of silver contend that
free coinage would not affect tho
parity of the two metals. II, how
ever, It is admitted that they are
wrong, what we have described
above is an accurate picture of the
lugubrious consequences that
would inevitably follow.
Many negroes are excited over
tho prevalence of lynching and
talk of deporting themselves. If
negroes would all deport them
selves properly at home lynching
The names ot uovernor Titlman
and Mrs. Lease figured together in
the bl-metalllc convention. We
should like to have Mrs. Lease for
Governor a while just for a change.
If tho palmetto us a device be
longs by law to the whiskey flask
by what right in common decency
does it remain on the coat of arms
of the State?
Governor, had you ever at any
time read a little poem commen
cing " Woodman, spare that tree,"
you would have found another
mark for your liquor bottles than
the palmetto. ?
Sunday's Greenville News' "lea
der" advertises a grand exhibition
of Ganttic8 to occur in the base
ball park of that city next Friday.
Persons interested In the growth
of this city will take shares in the
The price of cotton Is up and you
ought to be encouraged to increase
your stock in the Cotton Mill.
Tlllman and Silver.
Governor Tillman has never been ]
at any time fool enough to em-1
brace tho Sob-treasury scheme, ox-i
cept under Alliance duress which
his common sense assured him
could not last, but It Is now very
plain to him that the Idiotic por
tions of the Ocala platform are
being set aside and that the Popu
lists are seizing with avidity a
plausible issue on which a rational
tight might be based. Aspiring to
prominence lu national politics ho
not unnaturally hastens to mix
himself up with the silver agitation,
lie perceives the possibility of
the launching of a silver party
from which tho vagaries hereto
fore making Populism a transpa
rent humbug have boen eliminated
and hoping that it may And favor
in the eyes of some intelligent per
sons who are Democrats at heart,
but daft on finance ho has planted
himself in the van of the move
ment. The construction of a silver
party to whose standard such states
as Missouri and Iowa might gather
while by no means probable is not
unthinkable. The recognition of
this by Governor Tlllman accounts
for his presence and active if cau
tious participation in tho bi-metal
lists' convontion held in St. Louis
Tho failure of that convention to
draw a crowd or excite enthusiasm
was the cnuso of tho Governor's
pursuing what must be confessed
whs a skillful course in all that he
had to do with tho proceedings. It
appears that he carefully avoided
committing himself to tho aban
donment of domocratio disguises
and is not yet resolved to fling up
tho game of poisoning a party's life
whilo studiously exhibiting him
self in its regalia, which he has for
so long successfully played.
On tho other hand tho Governor
is hard pressed for cheap material
from which to spin thoso yarns
with which ho dolights to inflame
and befuddle tho farmers. Ho is
watching shrewdly, closely and
with the keenest interest the pro
cess by which the one time Ocala
party is being translated into the
free silver party of the agricultural
sections and which is doubtless to
cast away tho folly of Populism
oxcept so much as relates to the
currency questions now uppermost
in the public mind. It is evident
that Governor Tillman will work
his old racket and claim to bo a
Democrat for tho present at least.
Tho position which real Demo
crats must impress upon them
selves is that Tillman and what he
represents is essentially undemo
cratic. They are paternalism, reli
ance upon the government for relief
as if it were some slave of the Arab
ian's lamp, and a constant crying
out for legislative largessos, Know
ing this those who are faithful to
tho doctrine that men should
take care of themselves and repel
all governmental interference that
is not actually necessary, should
force Governor Tillman to recant
his orrors or go where he belongs.
This can be accomplished by the
formation of a league whoso or
ganic principles should bo identical
with those of the national Demo
cratic platform. Such an Organi
zation could not but be welcomed
us a possible hope for tho perpetu
ity of democratic ideas in this
Governor Tillman's ideas em
body every principle inherently
opposed to the Democratic notion
of government. If their progress
is not resisted then logically and
practically the gradual rusting out
of tho democratic party in South
Carolina must sooner or later fol
If tho Democratic party is^worth
a defence, the moment has arrived
when its friends should prepare to
glvo battle with those who are
treacherously- fighting it from
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STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Lauiibnb.
Austin Cheek as Administrator of
Jno. D. Cheek, deceased, Plain
tiff, against Corrie- C. Martin,
ct al., Defendants.
Pursuant to decree rendered in
the above stated case I will sell on
Salesday in November next, being
the 6th day of the month, during the
legal hours of sale, at public out
cry, to the highest bidder, the fol
lowing described real estate, to wit:
That tract of land in said county
and state known as the "Home
Place," containing 189 acres more
or less bounded by lands of Austin
Cheek, "Simpson Tract," James
A. Riddle and others. And also
194 acres known as the Simpson
Tract situated in the county and
ntate aforesaid bounded by "Home
Place," James A. Riddle, W. P.
Harris and others.
Terms: One half cash, balance
on credit of twelve months with in
terest on the credit portion from
the day of sale. Credit portion to
be secured by the bond of the pur
chaser and a mortgage of the prem
ises, with leave to the purchaser to
pay his entire bid in cash. If pur
chaser fails to comply with terms
of sale property to be resold on the
same or some subsequent salesday
at his risk. Purchaser tb pay for
JOHN M. CLARDY,
Oct. 10, '9.V4t j. p, l.c.
The latent symptom of hard
times Is the multiplicatloo of lie
formers who appear to famish for
Oapt. Shell's place la Congress. For 1
the beueflt of oar Reform friends
wo will kindly enumerate the hun
griest of tho crowd.
First there is Col. D'Arcy P. Dun
can, railroad commissioner, nation
al something of the Farmer's Alli
ance, et cetera ad Infi nit um. Nice
man is Col. Duucan and sleek as
grease. Man of wonderful capac
ity too, supposed to be able to hold
any number of offices at once. No
reason why Col. Duncan shouldn't
go to Congress, remain in the rail
road commission and hold up one
end of the Alliance besides. We
use to regard Col. Duncan as an
Anti but he turned out to bo an op
tical Illusion. We hope Col, Dun
can won't run. Ho can't well be
Secondly Is Col. Stanyarno Wil
son, who Is a very clever young
man as we took occasion to observe
heretofore. We fancy Col. Wilson
will win fame as a two hatted can
didate. He will wear a silk tile
and speak through a pieco Of head
gear made of some coarse woolen
Thirdly Is General Hugh Farloy,
a man who is not so bad ns he
seems and yet one not without su
perior?. It would bo in horrid tasto
to send him to Washington. He
might want to abolish the Ameri
can house of lords. If Gen. Farley
runs his wind will not fail.
Lastly If not leastly, "Jno, R.
Harrlsou of Greenville, was form
ally announced at the Falrview
Stock." Harrison? Harrison?
Think we have heard tho name be
fore but inclined to believe it was
an Indiana family. He is said to
be a reformer. To quote from our
discriminating contemporary, the
Greenville News, he Is therefore
a man of prominence. We are
pleased to learn that Col. Harrison
was "formally" announced. Imag
ine that ho hadn't been? Alas!
for the loss to history 1
N. B. Antis will be announced
at the rate of three dollars, cash in
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorfa
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County ok Lauuens.
Whbkeas, J. H. Wharton, c. c.
c. p., has applied to me for Letters
of Administration on the estate of
Mary E. Fielder, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of said deceased,
to be and appear before me at a
Court of Probate to be holden at
my ofKcc at Laurens, S. C, on the
15th day of Nov. at 11 o'clock, A.
M., to show cause, if any they can,
why letters should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal
this 30th day of September, 1893.
JOHN M. CLARDY,
Oct. 2, '93.-61 j. v. l. c.
Pursuant to the decree in the case
of F. P. McGowan, as assignee,
etc., and C. D. Barksdale, as agent,
vs. A. W. Burnside, et. al., I
will sell at public outcry at Lau
rent C. H.| S. C, on Salesday in
November next, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot or parcel of land known
as the A. W. Burnside residence,
in the city of Laurcns, bounded on
the North by Laurcns Street, on
the East by Dr. J. T. Poolc, on the
South by Dr. T. E. Todd and J.
Wells Todd, and on the West by
Church Street, and containing one
Acre, more or less.
Terms:?One-half of the pur
chase money to be paid in cash,
and the balance on a credit of
twelve months with interest from
the day of sale, to be secured by
the bond of the purchaser, and a
mortgage of the p/emises with
leave to the purchaser to pay the
entire bid in cash. The purchaser
to pay for the papers. If the pur
chaser fails to comply with the
terms of sale the property will be
resold at his risk on the same or
some subsequent salesday.
GEO. S. McCRAVY,
Sheriff L. C.
The repairing of two bridges
will be let to the lowest bidder on
Tuesday, 10th October. Mason's
bridge on Indian Creek at 10 o'clock,
a. nr., and Wier bridge on Duncan
creek, at 3 o'clock, p. m. Both in
Jacks township. Any and all bills
liable to rejection.
By order of Board County Com
R. P. ADAIR,
c. n. ?. c.
M. L. Buli.ock, Clerk.
Sept. 25, 1893?21
Mr a. Km tu a Husa
Years of Suffering Ended
'I broko down in health, lout my appetite,
bad n bad rough, nu<l suffered from ??rrani
i>ro?ini t ion. l read of Hood's Harsaparllla nnd
tent (or a bottle of tho medicine. Alter using It
tbroo days my nvrvra becHuie quieted and I
rogulncd an appetite, Iu a short tlmo I was
able to walk, and before taking two bottles was
attending to my household duties. I am now
la better health than for years." Mum. Emma
llVM, Becpivlllo, N. i'. <ict HOOD'S
Hood's Pills aet easily, yet promptly and
efficiently, on the liver and bowels. 25o.
JAS. P. WILSON,
In oliicc at Honca Path, S. C.,
every day except Friday, when 1
will be in office at Williamston,
Nitrous Oxide Gas and Odon
tundcr administered for painless
extraction of teeth.
Wc have a supply ot
You had bettor purchase before it
is all disposed of at
NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE.
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends On
For more ills jcsult from an Un
healthy * Liver than any
When you arc: Bilious
When you arc Constipated
When you led Dizzy
When you have Dyspepsia
When you have no Appetite
When your Skin is Sallow
When you arc Out ol borts
No Pain?No GltlPRS IN LiVRR*
A graduated medicine glass goes
free with each bottle.
LIVER-AID Cost Only ?O cts,
Ami It Cures Yon.
All of the above Manufactured by
Howard & willet drug company,
And Sold l>y
U. martin and B. P, POSEY, Agents.
LAURENS, S. C.
THE Trial Justices for Lnurons Coun
ty will please meet the County Commis
sioners at their office on Friday, 20th in
stant, and be sure to bring their bonks
with them, and they will ho paid off on
By order of tho Hoard.
R. r. ADAIR,
c. n< c. o. Li di
M. L. Bullock, Clerk.
for Infant? and Children.
"Oastori ok M well adapted to children that
I recommend It m superior to any proscription
known to mo.1' H. A. Awtm, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
"The um Of '?MtorU' Ic no unlvemnl and
Its merits to +p\l known that It seems a work
of Miperer>K4tion to endorse It. Few are the
intelUf ent families who do not keep Castorla
within oss/ reach." ^
CAJUOS Mahtth, D. D.j
New York City.
t*te Pastor Bloomlncdale Beformed Church.
Castor la cores Colic, OonMtpeMon,
Hour rltonuuh, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
Kills Worms, (ires sleep, and promotes dl
Without injurious medication.
" For several yearn I hare recommended
5ovx ' Castoria,' ?nd aim!! a!-'?ys ?"?"nie to
o so as it has invariably produced beneficial
Rdwin K. Pardis, M, I).,
" Tne Winthrop," l?5th Street and 7th Are.,
New York City.
Tan Cbrtaor ConrAwr, 77 Mosray Strrbt, Nbw Yosjl
-** MUST MO YE.*
Our object so far this season has been to show the people that we
have, in every line represented in our stock, a collection never surpassed
in I.aureus. Haying done this, we desire to impress op the trade the
matter of prices as of equal importance. What every buyer wants is
the best assortment at the lowest prices. It is conceded even by our
competitors that our stock towers above all others, and an inspection
wdl convince the closest buyer that our pi ices arc as low as reason can
demand. Scan a few quotations taken here and there from our numer
Dress Goods 5 cts to .$2.50 per
Elegant line of Henrietta 10, 15,
20 and 25 cents. Worth 25 per
cent more money.
A great line of 40 inch fancy
worsted Dress Goods at 45 cts.,
marked 65 cts. elsewhere.
A fine line Flannels, Serges, Hop
sacking and other new weaves at
The finest line of Trimming, Silks,
Velvets, Fin, Etc., to be found.
Nice Dress Styles, Ginghams,
only 5 cts. Full standard Calico,
only 5 cts.
A nice Jersey Glove, only 10 cts.
The very latest in extra long Kid
Gloves at 75 cts., worth $1.00
A tremendous line of Hosiery
from 5 cts. to 75 cents.
Ladies winter Under Vest from
25 cts to $1.50.
A good line Towels, 10 cts, reg
ular 20 cts size.
Clothing and Men's Hats.
Great is our line and our prices are surprisingly low: Suits from
$1.00 to $20.00. Fants from .jo cts., to ?S.oo. Big line Hats from 15 cts.
Childrcns' Shoes from 25 cts to $2.50. Ladies' Shoes from 50 cts
to $J.oo. Men's Shoes from 75ets to $5.00. Zeigler Bros., The Hay Co.,
and Hess' arc our leading makes, and they can't be beat.
Our Millinery Department.
Our Millinery Department is stocked with the best the markets of
the world produce, and is in charge of the best talent we can procure.
We Are On Top Once Again.
Ami am prepared to furnish anything in my line at reasonable
rates. New (JooiIb are arriving every day. Mending niul repair
ing done at short notice and special attention given to watctlOS.
Ami in Fact Everything Kept in a KirM Class Establishment. Cnlljat
4. M? ?I8ANSKA6S
Jewelry Store, Southwest Corner of Public square.
JAS. H. CARLISLE, LL. D.,
Two Full Courses.
/J . \< Necessary expenses for one
year, One Hundred
SPAltTANBUHG, S. C. and Fifty Dollars
(BUl? ' Vor Catalogue address,
J, A. GAME WELL,
Socrotary of Faculty.
E. J. O'CONNOR,
i><>8 Broad St., Augusta, Ca.
CHOICE <>Ll> WHISKIES,
AND LIQUORS OV ALL KINDS.
The Largest Liquor
House in the South.
fHtF~ Mail ordeiweceive prompt
( DBA I.Kit IN)
Competitive examinations tor 3
scholarships offered by the college
of Charleston to the white male stu
dents of the State will be held on
the third, fourlli and fifth of Octo
her next at Lauren*. Each schol
arship is worth $220 per annum for
four years. I deem it advisable
for the young men to make stren
uous efforts to win for themselves
and theil county the honor and ad
vantages offered, and I shall take
pleasure in giving any needful in
formation. Applications should he
made by Sept. 20th.
'I (IOS.J DUCKETT,
C. L. FIKE,
A. M. HASSELL,
Sept. 8th, 93. Bd. Examiners.
DR. W. H. BALL,
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
"Grit makes the man; '+
The want of it the chump; l
The men who win lay hold,
Hang on, and hump.
We are trying to win. To do so
the verse says we must hump?lay
hold and hang on. U
That's Why We i
in calling your attention to our
I China Goods. ?
We hang on to you to buy because
we must have your trade?if possi
ble?and we feel sure you can't do b
g better. |
But we Can't Hang
a on to our Goods a great while at a
time. Once seen, they are same as
g sold. Wc keep all kinds of Goods
o that can be found in a first class B
Store. Stock constantly changing
< ?always new and fresh. ?
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Beats all on a Fit.
FOR SALE BY
J. 0. C. Fleming & Co.
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Fresh Turnip Seed just received which we are
selling at living Prices.
J. 0. C. FLEMING & CO.
De sure to k? to Dr. J. A. Martin'? New
Drug Store for your Drugs, Medicines,
IjAdlotj Toilet Goods, liroath Perfuinos,
Diamond Dies, Tube FalntB, Indeliblo
Ink, Stationery, Tobacco, Cigars and a
hundred other things mmally kept in a
Drug Store. Send your can for the best
white or red oil and you will send again.
Special Inducements are now offered to
practloiug pbysloiaus in the way of
Fresh Drags, The Cheapest Drugs
and tho Best Drugs. Dr. Rickenhaker,
a first class prescription clerk, who bits
had several years experlenco bh u Drug
Salesman and Prescription Clerk Ih now
in charge of theDiug Storo and takOH
Hpeclal interoat in tilling presoriptionH
and waiting on cuatoinors. Send in your
orders and be con vl need that Dr. Rlcklu
baker la tho man to aavo you money.
Wood Working Machinery.
Brick and Tile "
Barrel stave "
Grain Threshing "
Haw Mill "
Rloe Hulling "
B N G I N R s A N I) BO J I. R K S,
stato Agency i<a Talboll a Sons' Rn*
glnoaand Boilers, Saw and ?iiivt MW?;
Brewers' Rrick Machinery, ! >"u i >i
Serow Cotton ProsHos; Thomas' i?in t
Aoting Sioaoi (no bolls ; Thomas' Scod
Cotton Rlovators; Hall ?V Lummus'
(?ins; l:11ii?? Kirn Kullors; II. II.
Smith ?v. Co.'a Wood-Working Machin
ery, IManorsj Hand Saws, Mouldoi <, Mor?
tiaora; Tonenora' comprising eornploto
equipment for Sash, Door and Wagon
Factories: DoLoaohn'a I'lautatlon Haw
Mills, variable, Iced.
BRLTING, FITTINGS AND MACHIN
ERY SUWU KS.
?C9~ Write mo for prices.
V. C^JlAPllAM, Manager,
^??frfW Columbia, 8. V?