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W. W. BALL,
LA.URENS, S. C, Dec. 8, 1890.
A Box of Pepper.
p4. About two years ago W. H. Popper,
of > ndorson county was attentive to
Miss Alice Shearer. As Popper was a
little slow in his movements the big
rothers of the lady demanded Pepper
ould marry Alice and he declining
e honor, they poppored him woll
Ith leaden bullets and under the
?tress of such forcible arguments ho
agreed to tako Alice for better or
worso; tho coromony was performod
hut the parties did not live togethor as
man and wife. In tho mcanwhilo
Mrs. Alice removed to Toxas. Popper
then instituted suit In Anderson to
havo the marriago annulled on tho
ground of duress and fraud. Judge
"Witherspoon decided against Pepper,
not on tho merits, but on the ground
that the Court had no jurisdiction of
the person and rights of Mrs. Allco
she residing in a foreign jurisdiction.
Pepper has appealed to our Supremo
Court. It Is an interesting question,
and the decision will be awaited with
anxiety. It would soom but just that
Pepper should havo his shackles
loosened. But our Court Is very old fash
ioned and conservative (when there Is
no politics in tho case) and it is pro
bable that they will make the marriage
stick fpr fear of opening tho doors to
Other frauds. It would be possible to
have many of those forced contracts,
where peppery parties get together
and become tired of the ''bargain "
A Dangerous Character.
Old man Henderson, Tom Hender
son, Will Henderson, his sons, and
one John W. Jay, sot upon ? John Buz
zard at Saluda C. IL, on Saturday, tho
28th of November and with pistols,
stones and shot guns managed to mur
der him. The details of tho assault
are sickening and would dlegrace by
their cowardly foaturos the lowest of
human oreaturos. The savage fea
tures of barbarism are usually re
deemed by tho virtuoof courage. Tho
assailants will probably provo that Buz
zard was a dangorous man and there
fore deserved death at their hands.
It would not be surprising also if the
Hendersons and Jay didn't bring a
swarm of witnesses to swear that Buz
zard had threatened them and all the
neighborhood with death for tho last
years, while they still went peacefully
about their business. The tender
mercies of the murderers of Culbreath
at Edgefleld and the cultured Broxton
Bridge heroes are recalled. We only
refer to those brutalities that they
may be made shocking to tho good
people of this State in the hope of a
Congress met on yesterday and heard
Mr. Cleveland's message upon tho
State of the country. Tt will probably
be in tho nature of an annual rovlow
and suggest no trenchant or radical
legislation. As we havo before sug
gested nothing may be expected of
this Congress, but perfunctory legisla
tion in the nature of appropriations.
The Congress dies on tho 4th of March.
Any relief legislation must come after
that date and unless McKinley re
solves upon an extra session Congress
stands adjourned until December 1807.
We believe that an extra session may
be expected, resulting upon the chronic
defioionoy in the finances of the gov
ernment. Otherwise there must be
some awful skillful financiering. Tho
republicans may, however, adopt the
waiting do-nothing policy of the Demo
crats, which has demolished them, and
the country must wait tho flnanolal re
lief legislation urgontly demanded to
restore confidence and consequent pros
perity. The country anxiously awaits
what Mr. Cleveland has to say.
"V Tho price of whoat in New York le
now $1.00 per bushel. This is an ad
vance of 75 per cent, in four months.?
Failure of the crop In India and other
countries accounts for the rise. Supply
and demand. This, notwithstanding
the gold standard. Cotton remains
stationary. This because, tho crop just
harvested is a million bales over the
August estimate and good crops in the
cotton producing countrios. Southern
farmers are woll to do who produce
"~thetr provisions, corn, whoat, hogs,
and molasses. But cotton Is not to bo
repudiated. A crop of seven millions
will give a ten cent price. But flftoon
million bales can bo made.*
Col. Jno. R. Abnoy, of Now York,
was married on tho 21st of Novomher,
at Washington to Miss Mary Lloyd
Pendleton, daughter of the late George
H. Pendleton, Senator from Ohio and
Minister to Germany. Col. Abnoy Is a
son of Edgefleld, was Solicitor of that
Circuit during Hampton's administra
tion, removed to Now York, where he I
has become a leading momber of tho
bar, is president of the New York
Southern Association and soolally
prominent. The Abneys in this Stato
have been forward in war and ear nod
prominence in peace. Col. Abney's
many friends in South Carolina will
rejoice at his good fortune.
Judge Ernest Gary decides in a
Spartanburg caso that "Magistrates"
are not without jurisdiction. Judge
Earlo decided adversely at Barn well,
Tho Supremo Court must settle it un
less the Legislature whloh meets Jan
uary 10th unravels the skein,
The House of Representatives In
Laurens County is maintaining her
reputation remarkably well. John
Miller, colored, killed Spencer Simp
son, a white farmer near Clinton and
hid the body out In a swamp. After it
had been there several days a search
ing party found it. They arrested
Miller and ho confessed to the killing,
but gave as his excuse that Simpson
was too intimate with his wife. In tho
Goldville section of the county some
house burning has been done recontly
and there Is considerable excltomont
over tbo matter.?Carolina Spartan.
Laurens denies the soft impeach
ment, though willing to accept conse
quence when gracefully accorded.?
There has been vo burning about
Goldvlllo to cause excitement. In tbo
little mattor of burning guupower
with bipeds for targets Laurens readily
yields tho palm to Hpartanburg, Green
ville and old Edgefleld. By tho way,
whon will tho criminal Court adjourn
In Spartanburg that met about the
time tho first now bale was an
I'rcsldont Cleveland has bought a
homo at Prlncoton, (a sort of literary
Athens) New Jorsoy. It Is set down as
Franklo's fancy. Good fishing and
ducking arc to bo found hard-by.
It Is said that Cloveland gives Spain
until E'obruary to conquer tho rebel
lion. Until this announcement we
havo oonsldoredClovoland's head level.
It must bo discredited.
Bitterness Is engendered all over the
State over now county propositions.
Tillmau is called for, asked for, sought
for and demanded all around.
Mrs. D". F. G. Fuller is no bettor.
Mr. W. N. Wharton is much im
proved and we hope soon ho may
get all right again for he certainly
has had a time with tho carbuncle
on the back of his neck.
Mrs. A. J. Smith has been suffer
ing with sciatica for eomo time but
I am glad to say she is better.
M"8. R. T. Dunlap has been vory
unwell for the past mouth with
Mrs. Eliza Fuller went over to
Clinton last Saturday on business.
Capt. Jarnos Hudgens of Madden
and son Walter came through here
on their way home from While
Plains a few days back.
Dr. F. G. Fuller got a nice lot of
hogs from Tennesseolho other day.
The snow camo and caught
sonic of us off our base in
the way of wood, but I guess we
wi4! bo a little more careful the
next time and try to bo prepared
for tho occasion.
Last Tuesday was a great day
for hog killing and you can imag
ine how somo of us will eat spare
ribs and sausages. Come down, Mr.
Editor and help us to enjoy them.
Mr. L. C. Wharton has gone up
to Madden'* to atlend the Madden
Mr. A. J. Smith will be on the
roud in a few days with some fine
Tennessee hogs at 4 1-2 cents.
J. T. A. Hullow has moved to the
Wharton place and Mr. Morris
will live in the house he moved
The farmers have been sowing
wheat since the election for they
seo that President-elect McKinley
did not advance the price of cot
ton and they can't raise cotton at
6 and 7 cents and pay $5.00 to
$5.50 per barrel for flour and many
other things at the same ratio and
if Bryan had been elected wo poor
devils would have had to work
just the sumo and J have made up
my mind to make all that I can at
homo to live off of, for lifo is too
short to fret aud worry over as to
who shall be President of these
United States. Remember poor
farmers It doesn't make any differ
ence who gets tho offices you and
all of us will keep pulling tho boll
cor l over a mule.
Mr. B. II. Young has gone to
Eureka, S. C. to go into the mer
cantile business. Wo hope that
Mr. Young will succeed. F.
Reading a book
Won't tell you about your health.
Ask your neighbor what he and
his family took last Spring when
thoy felt so miserable, so tired
out. He will tell you
Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S
the standard family remedy for
30 years for Malaria, Chills
and Fever, Lassitude, Scrofula,
Rheumatism, and all IMood Dis
eases. A magic boon to tired
mothers and puny children. It
has cured thousands, will cure
you. Nothing new about it; no
trial remedy; no temporary
stimulant. It docs the work
thoroughly, honestly, and it's
"easy to buy," "easy to take."
50c. per bottle | all druggists.
tf* J8. PA UK,
Attorney at Law.
Laubbnb, - - South Carolina.
(9* Spoclal attontion given to tho in
vestlgatlon of titles and collection of
I will make Laurens my home
horoafter, and can he found at Chll
dross' Stablos, where I will be pleas
ed to sorve the public In my capa
city as Veterinarian Surgeon. I
nrtako specialties of Castrating
Rliigllng^Hordes and Old Stallions,
removing fungus growths, warts,
Blood means sound health. With pure,
rich, healthy blood, the stomach and di
gestive organs will be vigorous, and there
will be no dyspepsia. Rheumatism and
Neuralgia will be unknown. Scrofula and
Bait Rheum will disappear. With pure
Your nerves will be strong, and your sleep
sound, sweet and refreshing. Hood's
Barsaparilia makes pure blood. That is
why it eures so many diseases. That is
why so many thousands take it to cure
disease, retain good health and prevent
sickness and Buffering. Remember
Is tho Ono True Blood Purifier, SI; six for $5.
,, ., .v., i cure Liver Ills; easy to
IliOOU S PillS take, easy to operate, ??c.
The whole night through, and
rest assured that you will awake
on time if you buy a Nickel
Alarm Clock from
W. A. JOHNSON,
Mills & Robertson's old stand
?next door Ben-Delia Hotel.
Liurens, S. C, Nov. 3, '96-3m.
Do you want an Organ?
Do you want the best?
I represent tho finest lino of Organs
in America and at fair prices, and on
easy terms. For Catalogues and par
M. A. Malone, Columbia, S. C.
Of Settlement and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take .notice that on the 17th day
of Dec. 1896, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Executrix of the estate of Hen
ry Thompson, deceased, in the
office of Judge of Probate, for
Laurens county at 11 o'clock
A. M., and on the same clay will
apply for a final discharge from
my trust as such Executrix.
All persons having demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
? ISABELLA THOMPSON,
Nov. 16, 1896.-41
of all kinds go to
^ and buy for little money.
He also keeps Ice by the
car load and will sell it
to you cheap. A full line
Paper, Pens, Ink, Cigars
and Tobacco, always on
DR. W. H. BALL.
RIGHT WILL WIN!
Wo have fully illustrated tho truth of the above business
maxim. From a small beginning six years ago, wo have built
up a largo trade until our mammoth store is now recognized as
ono of tho largest nd most attractive iu upper Carolina.
While we duly appreciate the liberal patronage bestowed
upon us by our friends in tho past, wo are still anxious that our
business should grow and assume greater proportions. With this
object in view, wo will, on January 1st, 1807, associato with us
as partners in our business, Messrs. M. L. Roper and S. P. Babb.
Of course, this change will necessitate the taking of a complete
and rigid inventory of our immense stock, and iu order to reduce
the same to a minimum within tho remaining twenty-five days,
we are determined to inaugurate a cut-rate sale all along the line.
Wo will offer big drives on some some special lots of Shoes
and Clothing during this twenty-five days, that will completely
knock out all competition. During this sale wo will not con
sider the question of LOSS to ourselves, but GAIN to our cus
A Well Dressed Man
With well dressed chil
dren is a pleasant sight. The man
who dresses well regardless of any
obstacle hasj learned one secret of
success. He has learned that money
invested in clothing is money well
invested. He has learned that it
Men who buy hero have also
learned one secret of success?they
have learned that they will get
more for their money. You want
style, fit, wear and warmth in a
overcoat?why pay more than $7.50 for it, when you can got it
for that. See our locals.
Men's $7.50 Suits
WE ARE THE LEADERS!
SOME BIG DRIVES IN BOYS'
AND MISSES' SIZES, 12,
18 AND 1. CALL AND SEE
A FULL LINE OF MEN'S
SHOES CHEAP. ALSO LA
DIES' SHOES. IT WILL
PAY YOU TO SEE THEM.
A few Odds and Ends in Good Suits worth SfiO OO to $|2.50, wow $7.50.
Is a science?it
requires lots of study and
thought. It requires a
little time and'trouble?
the store which offers the
Don't, you know some
man who always looks
particularly well? Why
do you suppose it is?
It's because he under
stands the art of dressing
?because he appreciates a good clothing store, and buys
here year after year. We have spent lots of time,
money and brains, in making this store what it is, but
we have never had cause to regret it.
Big Job in Men's Cheap
Suits worth $5.00
now $3.98 !
Tbis is rjo Xticb-mW Advcrtiserrjegt, but * Regular booA-fide cut-rate S\k for
DAVIS & ROPER.
"FAflOUS" Clothing, Hat and Shoe Store
LAURENS, S. C
To our Many Customers and Friends:
Wo send tho cheery news that wo have now a splendid
lino of Clothing from host manufacturers, at prices to
suit tho times and low price of cotton. Wo havo
Stouts and Slims
Nobby and Plain
Our stock is entirely now and bought at rock-bottom prices and will
bo sold as low as any goods in tho Stato of equal merit.
our stock of Shoes and Hats
Is largo and woll selocted and como direct from
factory, and marked down to moot tho viows of all.
JEFFERSON and KINC HATS.
We sell the
Wo invite both Ladies and Gentlemen to call
and oxamino our new HAND MADE SHOES. Prices right.
Our stock of DRY GOODS
Is now and fresh and marked down at lowest prices. Favor ue with
a call and we will take pleasuro in giving yon prices.
J. R. MINTER & SON
Treasurer's Okmcb, )
Laurens C. HM S. C, [
Sept. 28th, 1896, )
The Books for the collection of
State and County Taxer, for the Fis
cal year commencing November
ist, 1895, will be open for the ..col
lection of paid Taxes from the 15th
rlay of October to the 31st day of
The Levy is as fallows:
State Tax,./\\ Mills.
County Tax,_ l\ 41
Railroad Tax, .. Zh "
School Tax, .... 3 M
Special Levy Laurens (traded
Special Levy Waterloo
Graded School, .... 3 Mills,
j Special Levy Cross Hill
Qradcd School, .... 3 Mills.
J. D. MOCK,
1 County Treasurer.
These Hats are Guaranteed, and we have the prettiest and mos!
complete line ever shown in the South. Our prices are right, don't yox
for -et. The above cut shows our cents "Gents Tourist" on the latest
block, up-to-date. Uct our prices on Hats and we will sell you youi
Just received some matchless Bargains in
Furniture, Stoves, Tin, GJiass and
Crockery Ware, Sewing
Hals, Caps, Sboes and Clothing, Umbrellas, Big Job in Hosiery
aiul Notions, Stationery, Watches, Jewelry, Trunks, Valises, Etc.
Look and Live 1 Dollars and Cents in your pocket and sense in
Thanks for past favors and solicit your future patronage.
Vours for Favors,
X_j. EL^^j.x*ixacfc> Go