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B?RENS, S. C. Dec. 21), 1800.
scorns to be In these latter
cuVtoiiH and now fancied notions
fcCOoracy. In South Carolina and
South, demoorutio doctrines
jon held and boasted for a cen
?ho Carolina Idea of democracy
a demand for what is known us
C democracy?a government by
ob, overy man and woman exer
equalunquall6ed volco in tho
Pfcfc of the State. This is not
Carolina Idea of democracy. It
(r has been?we trust it never will
['hose whoexeroiso tho suffrage are
[real Governors of a Stato. In this
we so qualify the suffrage that on
tose of sufficient intolllgenco oxer
tit and are thereby governors. This
jxpedloney?looks to tho greatest
of the greatest numbor?this Is
rathern idea of domocracy. The
sr or the Governor must be ab!o to
I or write or understand tho pro
>ns of our constitution. This is ex
igency whereon all good govcrn
i% is founded. We are not a puro
iocracy. 8uch has novor existed
practically ought not to ox 1st.?
luse criminals, idiots, paupers and
^deplorably Ignorant ought not to
jrclflo the functions of Govornmont.
loranco and pauperism should not
lo tho State. But this conclusion is
t founded on an abstract right. It is
tnded, as we urgo on tho doctrine of
Jpedlenoy?tho greatest good of the
vtest number. There has been
loh discussion reoently of tho State
jnpropriatlng public money to public
?jhools and Stato Colloges. the right of
? State to appropriate taxes to the
jipport of the public schools and to
klntain such Institutions as Clemson,
ie South Carolina Collego, the Clta
?l and Winthrop. This is absurd ?
ie State has settled Its policy of pub
ic schools and tho support of higher
luoation. To take any taxpayer's
louey for education is puro socialism
xcopt upon tho generous principle of
xpedienoy. We do not want a gov
rnment of ignorance. So tho higher,
nstltutions of learning are tho cap
tone of our system. If upon tho
principles of abstract right you un
dertake to apportion where the public
loney should go you would break
town at the first stop. Thero is no
irithmetio by which you can calculate
tho worth of one citizen more than an
other to the State. So that upon sound
principles of government wo expect
110 radicalism of our coming Legisla
ture and fully count upon the General
Assembly promptly relegating to tho
rear the revolutionists in the Stato
I'ho would administer our atTairs upon
Ideas of wild revolutionists who
Pbuld destroy, instead of build up.?
fRomovc not tho ancient landmarks.
< Jefferson was the extreme exemplar
of populism In the United States and
/yet was the chief instrument in estab
lishing tho University of Virginia,
|d_WM^)?OHder of this achievement
Khan of being the President of this Con- J
Ifedcracy. Havo done, dono with radi
[callsm, demagogism and socialism.
W. J. Bryan delivered a lecture at
Lttanta on the evening V the 2.'ird in
stant?tho first of a s-'-icS-tQ-foJ-low In
January. The subject was "Anolent
Landmarks" and blinked at tho fea
tures and Issues of the recent cam
paign. A long lecture staring a reader
In tho faoe?a full pago of an ordinary
newspaper?Is a little demoralizing,
t*we tackled It and found it entirely
rth.tho while. His style Is simp'e,
perspicuous, logUal to the last, and this
leoturo ns a sample clearly plonoors a
series that will to worth tho money
and the time that they must cost.?
There are none ot the earmarks of
Tom Watsonlsm it the address and
the prospeot is that Mr. Bryan's serios
of leotures will be a succoss. It is a
dangerous experiment however for a
man who has the reputation of an ora
tor?the leoture platform a3 a rule Is
more frlgl I ?han a glacier and tho
mixed audience fa< ig him of no
higher temperature. Bryan would do
well to rest until 1900.
There was somo question whothor
the constabulary slaughtered Sims In
G.*eeaviUo or in that great democratic
county Spartanburg. Tho honor was
however awarded to Spartanburg and
4he-1aNer of that county stood their on
tertainors till tho Governor of South
Carolina could be heard horn. So von
eltlos contended for tho honor of tho
birthplace of Homer.
The annual meeting of tho Share
holders of Tho National BanV of Lau
rens, 8. C, wlll bo holdonat their
Baok'.ng House on Tuosday the 12th
Of .January, 1807, for tho pprposo of
electing a Board of eight Direuors for
Jno A. Barksdaik,
The Laurens County AllUt.,. js
hereby called to meet at Laurnjitr/;. II.
on Friday the 8th day of Januarrnext,
instead of Friday the 1st day . I
M. A. Summkul
December 16, 1890.
Bargains in Pianos.
Beautiful Upright Pianos irom
1816.00 up, at M. A. Malone'^Op
lumbi?, 8. O.
NEW YEAR'8 EVE 80NQ.
Stay yot, my friend*, a moment stay?
Btoy til) the good old year.
Bo long companion of our way.
Blinke? hands and leaves us hero I
Ob, atay, ob, atay,
One lit Mo hour and tben away I
The year whoso hopes wero high and strong
lias now no hopes to wake,
Yot ono hour more of jest and song
For his familiar nnko.
Ob, stay, ob, Htay,
Ono mirthful hour and then away I
Tbo kindly year, bin liberal hands
Hrve lavished all bin store,
And shall wo turn from whero ho stands
Booause bo gives no morof
Ob, stay, oh, stay,
One grntoful hour and then away I
I Days brightly camo and calmly wont
Wbilo yet ho was onr guest.
\How choorfully tbo week was spent I
Uow sweot tbo sovontb day's rest I
Oh, stay, ob, stay,
>no goldon hour and then away I
ear frlands' woro with us, sorao who sleep
VBeneath tbo coffin lid.
bat pleasant momorles wo keep
, Of all they said and dldt
Oh, stay, ob, stay,
|no tendor hour and then away I
.?i n whllo wo sing he' smllos hin last
knd leaves our sphero behind.
10 good old year is with tho past.
)b, bo tho new as klndl
Ob, stay, oh, stay I
\o parting strain and tbon away I
?William Collen Bryant.
,A NEW YEAR'S CRY.
Jcu\pa,ul Blohtor on the Call of Re
old mau stood on Now Year's
nigl in the window and looked with
dcojlcspair up to tho motionloss, over
boatful Bky and around ou tho still,
puroVhito earth, whereupon was there
no ol bo perturbed and oomfortlesa as
ho, fl ho was near his grave. It was
coven by tho snow of ago and not by
tho vduro of youth, and ho had
brongi nothing out of a long, rieh life
?notbg with biua bnt errors, Bins and
misorla wasted body, a ruined soul,
tho brW full of poiBon and an old-age
nis iv youth time returned like a
vision \ him and took him baok to tho
timo \v?n ho had stood with his fathor
upon tn,bvauohing road of life. Tho
right had path led into tho sunny land
of virtulfoll of light, good fruits nnd
nngels, ivido, still country. To tho
loft was ho nndorgrouud path of vico,
leading iL black hoi), full of dripping
poisons, 'Vithing sorponts nnd dark,
stifling bAliu. Oh, how tho serpents
clung to h breast I Oh, tho poison on
Ho know well whore ho
nnd in inexpressible agony,
hoavon: "Oh, givo me back
my youthkguin, O Fathor 1 Stand ino
on tho b inching path of lifo again,
that I inajlivo my lifo over."
But hi'/fathor and his youth woro
gone Ion ago. Ho saw fireflies dancing
ovor thcSvamp and extinguished in tho
ohurohyil, and ho said, "They aro as
my foolik days." Ho saw a star fall
from thjfiky, shining as it fell, and
then rsnlh in the earth. "That is I,"
said hisliicding heart, and tho serpents
of romo:9 made still larger their
Tho fl koriug phantasms drew tho
creeping unnnmbulist out on the roof,
nnd thovs tdinill raised its arms threat
eningly a if to dash him to pieces, and
as his las hours approached the spirits
of tho cad canto from their empty
In tho i idst of those terrors suddenly
from Iho lower came tho Now Year's
ehimes liki distant church music. Ho
was deeply^ moved, and as ho looked
around tho noazOU and over the wido
laudscapo ho bought of his youthful
friends, that nhv, better and hnppior
than ho, were tochers of tho world, tho
fathers of huppt children and blessings
to mankind, and ho said: "Oh, could I
also on this firstjnight of tho year sleep
with dry eyes alonco I could I Alns, I
should now be lnppy if I had only fol
lowed my parcrts' teachings and ful
filled their Nowy ear's wishes for mo I"
Tho vision of his lost opportunities
camo with fearfd olcamoBS beforo him.
Ho could seo no more. Ho restrained
his eyes. A thousmd hot tears stroamed
into tho hiding mow. Ho inoanod in
despoir, "Oh, yqdh, only como back?
como back again f' And it enmo baok,
for he had onliou tho Now Year's
night been drenning. Ho was still n
young man. Onl| his errors were not a
dream. But he thmked God that, while
ho was still younL ho conld turn from
tho pathway of vfto into tho sunny way
of tho puro Hud oWirtuo.
Conduit the Bible.
It is said in Scotknd that those who
desire to learn whuifato or fortune tho
new yoar has in stori for thorn may do
bo by consulting ho Bible on Now
Year's morning bofqe breakfast. Tho
sacred book must be laid upon a tablo,
and those who wish (o consult it must
open it at random md plnoo a fingor
upon ono or other ? tho chapters at
which it is opened. *ins chapter is rei.d
nnd is believed to dcMribo in somo way
tho happiness or mifiejy during tho en
suing year of the person making tho
- A Wnrnhjr
There's ono tlihiR wildestrn to soy
Wit hont prejudice it bias?
If yon swear ?ff on N?w Year's d
Please r^lveinhef Ahnina.
Reading a look
Won't tell you about you health. v
Ask your neighbor whal he and
hia family took last Sprilg when @*
they felt to miserable, i) tired- M
out. He will tell you ' >,;,;
Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S ^
the standard family remdy for
y> years for Malaria, Lhills
and Fever, Lassitude, ScMula,
Rheumatism, and all Bloo| Dis
eases. A magic boon totired
mothers and puny childrej. It
has cured thousands, willcure
you. Nothing new about I; no
trial remedy; no teroprary
Medicinal value in a bottle of Hood's Barsa
parlllathan In any other preparation.
More skill Is required, more care taken, more
expense Incurred In its manufacture.
It costs the proprietor aud the dealer
Moro but it costs tho consumer lets, as he
geU more doses for his money.
More curative power Is secured by its peculiar
combination, proportion and process,
whlcli makes It peculiar to Itself.
More people aro employed and more spaco oc
cupied In IU Laboratory than any other.
More wonderful cures effected a ml moro tes
timonials received than by any other.
More sales and more Increaso year by year
are reported by druggists.
Moro peopto aro taking flood's Sarsaparllla
today than any other, and moro are
taking It today than ever before.
More and still murk reasons might be
given why you should take
The One True Mood Purlllor. $1; six for $0.
x-i j? r?!ii curo u>1 Liver Ills and
Hood S PlllS Sick Headache. Kcenta.
State of South Carolina,
County op Lauren?.
Court ol Probate.
Summons /or Relic/.?Complaint not
Charles S. Franklin and W. H. Dendy,
as Administrators of tho personal
estate of Willis J. Dendy, Petitioners
against Francis Dendy, Georgo Don
dy, Ida Andorson, Earnest Dendy,
Fed Dendy and Bubbor Dondy, De
To tho Defendants Francis Dondy, Geo.
Dondy, Ida Audorson, K?mest Dendy,
Fed Dondy and Bubbor Dt ndy.
You aro hereby summoned and requir
ed to answer the Petition in thts action
which is this day tiled in the ofllco of
Judge of Probate lor tho said County
and to servo a copy ot your answer to tho
said Petition on tho subscribers at
thoir Ollico at Beurens Court House,
South Carolina, within twenty days af
ter tho8ervlco hereof, exoluslve of the day
of such sorvico; and if you fail to answer
the Petition within tho time aloresaid,
tho Plaintiff"in this action will apply to
tho Court for tho roliol" demanded in tho
Decembor 18th, A. I)., 1806.
BALL, SIM KINS & BALL,
To Kannst Dondy, non-resident, Defend
Please tako notice that the Petition
in this action was tiled in the office of the
Judgo of Probate for Laurens County,
Stato of South Karclinn, on the 18th
day of Doc. 181)6.
BALL, SIM KINS ?fc BALL,
Att08t:-0. O. THOMPSON, J. P. L< 0.
Lauren?, 8. C, Dec. 21, I89?.-0t
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of laurens.
Court of Probate.
F. B. Wilcut, as Administrator of
the estate of J. E. Wilcut and
individually, Plaintiff, against
Jno. It. Wilcut, ct al., Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree in the above
stated action, I will sell at Lau
rens C. II., S. C, on Salesday in
January, 1897, being the 4th day
of the month, during the legal
hours of sale in front of the
court house door, the following real
estate: All that tract of land, sit
uate in said County and Siate,
containing Fifty four (54) Acres,
more or less, bounded by land6 of
F. B. Wilcut, J. Rufus Wilcut and
Mrs. H. It. Dunklin.
Terms?One-half the purchase
money cash, balance on credit of
one year with interest from day of
sale; secured by bond of purchaser
and mortgage of premises sold,
with leave to purchaser to pay en
tire bid in cash. Purchaser to pay
for papers. If terms of sale arc
not complied with %tul will be re
sold ci) same or some subsequent
Salesday at the risk of the former
O. G. THOMPSON,
Dec. i2, 189(5 j. p. l. c.
of all kinds go to
WHEREAS, G. \V. Duvall, has ap
plied to me, to grunt him Letters
of Administration oil the Estate
of and effecth of Octavia Duvall,
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said
Octavia Duvall, deceased, that
thoy be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurent! Court House, S. C, on
the 7th day of January next,
after publication thereof, at 11
o'clock in. the forenoon, to show
Cause, if any they havo, why the
kaaid LctteVs of Administration
RIGHT WILL WIN!
Wo havo fully illustrated tho truth of tho abovo business
maxim. From a small beginning six yoars ago, wo have built
up a largo trade uutil our mammoth storo is now recognized as
ono of the largest and most attractive iu upper Carolina.
While we duly appreciate tho liberal patronage bestowed
upon us by our friends iu tho past, wo aro still anxious that our
business should grow and assume greator proportions. With this
object in view, wo will, on January 1st, 1897, associato with us
as partners in our business, Messrs. M. L, Iioper and S. P. Babb.
Of course, this change will necessitate the taking of a complote
and rigid inventory of our immense stock, and in order to reduce
the same to a minimum within tho remaining twenty-five days,
w6 aro determined to inaugurate a cut-rate sale all along the line.
We will offor 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 we will not con
sider tho question of LOSS to ourselves, but GAIN to our cus
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
W' DIES' SHOES. IT WILL
PAY YOU TO SEE THEM.
A Well Dressed Man
With woll dressed chil
dren is a pleasant sight. Tho man
who dresses well rogardloss of any
obstaclo has" learuod ono secret of
success. Ho has learned that money
invested iu clothiug is money well
invested. Ho has learned that it
Men who buy hero have also
learned ono secret of succoss?they
havo learned that they will got
moro for thoir money. You want
style, fit, wear and warmth in a
overcoat?why pay moro than $7.50 for it, when you can get it
for that. Soo our locals.
Men's $7.50 Suits
WE ARE THE LEADERS!
Odds and Ends in Good Suits worth $|q.oo to $12.50, now $7,50
Is a science?it
requires lots of study and
thought. It requires a
little time and trouble?
the store which oilers tho
Don't you know some
man who always looks
particularly well? Why
do you suppose it is?
It's because he under
stands t he art of dressing
?because ho appreciates a good clothing storo, and buys
hero year after year. Wo have spent lots of timo,
money and brains, in making this storo what it is, but
wo have never had cause to regret it.
Big Job iti Men's Cheap
Suits worth $5.00
now $3.98 !
This is no "Catch-penny" Advertisement, but a Regular bon*-fi4e cut-rate Sale for
DAVIS & ROPER.
"FAfiOUS" Clothing, Hat and Shoe Store.
LAURENS, S. C,
To our Many Customers and Friends:
We son.l tho cheery news that we havo now a splondid
lino of Clothing from bost manufacturers, at pricos to
siiit tho times und low prico of cotton. We have
Stouts and Slims
Nobby and Plain
Our stock is entiroly now and bought at rook-bottom prices and will
be sold as low as any goods in tho State of equal merit.
our stock of Shoes and Hats
. Is largo and well selected and como direct from
factory, and maiked down to meet the viows of all.
We sell tho
JEFFERSON and KING HATS.
We invite both Ladies aud Gentlemen to call
and examine our new HAND HADE SH0E8. Prices right.
Our stock of DRY GOODS
Is new and fresh and marked down at lowest prices. Favor us with
a call and we will take pleasure in giving you prices.
State ok South Carolina,
County of Lumens.
Court of Common lMeas.
Sallie F. Bagwell, et al., vs. Andrew
J. Monrue, et al.
Pursant to a decreo of tho Court
In tho abovo stated case I will sell
at Laurens 0. H., H. C, on Saleday
In January, 1897, during legal hours
of sale, at public outcry, to the
highest biddor after due and legal
notice, all that tract or parcel of
land, lying, being and situate in
tho County of Lvturcus, ?talo ol
South Carolina, containing Two
Hundred and Pour Acres, (204)
moro or less, hounded on tho North
by 0. Wister Babb, East by John
Pitt roan, South by Dora Boll, West
by Roody River.
Terms?One-half cash, balance
on ereditof one year with interest
from day of sale, secured by bond
of purchaser and mortgage of
premises sold, with leave to pur
chasor to pay ontlro bid in cash
Purchaser to pay for paper*, if
terms of sale are not complied with
land will bo resold on same or some
subsequent Salesday at the risk of
the former purchaser.
J. H. Wiiarton, 0.0.0, P
All persons holding claims
against the county must present
t hum to the county Supervisor on
or before the first and second day
of January or they wilt not be paid
time. By order of the coun
These Hats arc Guaranteed, and we have the prettiest and most
complete line ever shown in the South. Our prices are right, don't yoi
forget. The above cut shows our 68 cents "Gents Tourist" on the latest
block, up-to-date. Get our prices on Hats and we will sell you yoin
Just received some matchless Bargains in
Furniture, Stoves, Tin, Glass and
Crockery Ware, Sewing
Hats, Caps, Shoes and Clothing, Umbrellas, Big Job in Hosiery
and Notions, Stationery, Watches, Jewelry, Trunks, Valises, Etc.
Look and Live ! Dollars and Cents in your pocket and sense in
Thanks for past favors and solicit your future patronage.
Yours for Favors,