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ibaorlotjon prloe 12 Months, ?1.80
PAVAlifiK !N ADVANOK.
W. W. BALL. EDITOR.
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tertineuients, per nquaro, ouo insm
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ijuAURENS, S. C, Jan. 5, 1807.
Does tfao Soul Ii Want War?
;oept In a few eommuultlep, widely
toted, the South allows less Inter*
the Cuban troub'es than any seo
,of the couutry, meaning the
irrkory covered by this republic
?MHundnir howover that there is In
Ipse mtcrost throughout this country
Ukdbehidf of tho revolutionists it is
Jaturul'Vnd follows upon tho conditions
lurrounditag us. Tho island is hard by
>ur Southern borders; it is a perfect
Kem; and tho commercial intercourse
Rotweon tho two countries is large:
Ji(l second should the island become
Independent it is beyond peradventure
hat a republic would be established and
KB expectation is well founded that it
mild seek admission into this Union
pan independent State. Whether
Cleveland or tho Congress has the
'orbgativo to accord bell ig i rent
fgl'ts to the insurgents or recognine
le Independence of a government on
tfe island in tho teeth of Spain's
hrerelgnty, in either ovont wo must
tye trouble with European Powers.?
fe Indopondoneo of Cuba has little
fnificancc, but rocognitiou by tho U.
acting singly, will certainly provoku
atilitto8 from the great European
uwers. If tho Cuban revolutionists
'(ve out the Spaniard without assist,
[ce, in duo tlmo this country could
It and justifiably. It not uufre
cently happons that a great section
people establish u i>io facto gov
[ent and yet fail to lind their way into
ie family of nations. Jt would not bo
In tho cuso of Cuba. Upon no dc
int protoxt could the Great Powers
|)ld that her independence all'ccted
jelr interests, and upon their intor
jrenco, this Government could right*
?ly go to war, cost what it might.
[at wo should follow precedents and
right. Great Britain and tho U.
co-operated in acknowledging the
Hdependonco of tho Spanish American
rovldenccs. The United States has
B|t aotod singly except in the case of
oxas and Texas had fought a, pitched
kttle with Mexico, captured a great
tiny and its leaders, and was mistress
TO a vast territory and'had an estab
lished government. Of all people in
the world tho South does not want
war. A war with European Nations
means two thousand millions -to the
manufacturers of muitlon-j of war,cloth
ing, shoe , and rations, with a pension
roll to last to tho crack of doom.?
Bacon, Hour, and clothing and all arti
cles not produced at the South would
be advanced in price; cotton could not
cross the ocean and would rot in the
fields or under tho gin sheds. War
with Europe would bo disastrous to
tho South. Fortunately for tho coun
try Cleveland Is at the helm. Thoro is
ono viow of thu case constantly pre
sented that may mislead the senti
mental good Christian people, and it is,
that tho inhuman butchery should
Stop. As to this the great Christian
Powers of Europe are alike situated
with us, and if thu war should stop for
humanity's sake, all should join to put
an end to the strife. But this is not
what is wanted. The revolutionists
those at their back want autonomy
will not bo contented upon any
ier adjustment. It is all stulT about
ince helping our colonies against
gland. it was to her interest to
.ken England and hence her sympn
iy and aid to Washington and Erank
and their compatriots.
Jhe General Assembly of this State
Ul convono in Columbia at noon one
Iftk from to-day as provided by the
Institution. The proceedings will be
;great interest and wo will endeavor
[keep our readers well advised as to
progress of legislation. Now is
time, to subscribe for the ADVISIt
if you expect to be up-to-date
ih the moving procession of the
tod new year.
Cooper Patton, Columbia reprc
Itatlve, has a plan for re-arranging
Congressional Districts In thh
ito. Not an easy job. lie had best
Sur to tho labors of Hercules. If h(
arrange so that one hundred of the
hid red and sixty legislators can go to
fngrees, ho has solved the dilliculty
No Monopoly Vet.
Tew York by extending hor limits
about two millions inhabitants
tore aro suburban hamlets and real
ices outside. Atlanta. That town
not onjoy a mon-py of Goorgy
Hjioofrg -ail - though everything up
[rth-\Vo8t was clean busted. No won
thoy wanted moro money and were
! choosy as to tho kind.
flogging in the public schools is now
Ive question. It was origunlly in
luced to onliven tho school boy; ii
10W practiced to slow-up tho lively
One sldo cites Solomon, but we
with thoso who claim that physical
ilehment is a remnant of barbarism.
lank8 aro falling in Chicago and our
trth-west, while famine and binull
rage in China and the Bast.
ie great 'Possum cupper given to
(v. Atkinson was celebrated on tho
?h.t of the 28th of December at Now
nrgla. Representative states
? Bluo Ridge to Bruns
' '"0 State, were pres
se voted on a
\ occasion was
id the 'Possum
When the Constitutional convention
met in tho an tu inn of 1895, though
composed, as wap said, of tho ablest
material tb$rt of?Sf?aomblod, it looked
an if the body would never adjourn.?
80 it was devised that a waste basket
committ^e he organized to get rid of
tho "chaff" else the convention would
have been to session till this day. An
other committee on "style and re
vision" was organ'zqd to lick' into
grammatical language and structure
tho organic provisions of the olaboratc
instrument provided for tho people of
che State, ft is now suggested that a
"olylo and revision" committee be
created for out? coming General Assem
bly. Preposterous! the idea of any one
member of the General Assembly not
being competent to put his ideas into
better English than any other half
dozen of his own idc. Next?
Great expectations are had of Cov
Kllerbo, the ingoing Govornor. The
Governor has little power, and much
patronage, notably in appointing whis
key officials. He has a nugativo power
in the veto, lie can not influence legis
lation and legislation at Columbia can
do but little ^ood. The Legislature can
do much harm, the Governor little
good for our prosperity. The less leg
islation the better. The government
at Washington Is omnipotent for weal
Ilryan's Lectures are said to bo off.
His managers advertised him with pos
ters, as a Hippopotamus, Centaur,
Mermaid, potrlfied man, or other mon
ster or Monstrosity. Barnum, the
greatest showman on earth, could not
have made a greater display of a pet
prodigy. Bryan has retired to "far
Cathay''?Lincoln, Nebrasea, to will
He has shown good judgetnet.
Congress ro assembled to-day. They
have had fifteen days rest fro n their at
dt:o:m and responsible dutioi, and ie:u
pertited are in full regalia to tackle Cuba
This is the only quosCon before them I >
interest the country, lluuuu ba*J j wt
two months to oHoot material for Me
Kinl-iy's cibino', and then
Mrs. MoKtnloy, the future lady of
tho White House is devoted to knit
ling. If she sticks to this diver-ion
she must remain happy. A hlCO cap
goes with the exercise and in this cos
tittne her picture must adorn the Ktisl
room for posterity.
There seems si disposition to give
Harry Hill a ohaneo, and kindly rc
coptlon In Georgia, llo wasamombcr
of a respectable family, convicted ol
forgery, sent to the PenilOUti try and
alter several years service was par
doned by the Governor.
^Sectionalism is Dead."
So says some of our sanguine cotctn
poraiies. But ho is "a dead game
sport" to-bo-sure, who (h) Indulges tho
Miss Plumo,0( Connecticut, gazetted
as the alliance of Gov. K>aus is on a
visit to Columbia and Augusta.
Maeeo is alive again.? Xews from
It Stands To Reason
that 30,000,000 bottles of a
medicine could not be sold
unless it was good, honest, and
did what was claimed for it.
Here arc the facts about
Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S
In 30 years 20,000,000 bottles
have been sold to cure blood
Diseases, and it must be a
CURE. All the sickness in
this world is caused by bad
blood ; Weakness, Loss of ap
petite. Dyspepsia, Headaches,
Constipation, Liver and Kidney
troubles, Scrofula, Pimples, ;tc.
Attack the foundation of dis
ease, cleanse the blood, bring it
back to the splendid work inten
ded for it by nature. There
may be other ways, but the hi st
is by using the tried and true
Dr. Clark Johnson's
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
50c. per bottle; oil druggists.
State of Soul is (itroHiin,
County <>r Lai ukn-.
Court ol Probate.
MuHinionif f<?r /,'iih/. Ootnpltiiiil / ?>/
Charles 8. Franklin and \V. II, Dondy,
as Administrators of the personal
estate of Willis J. Dendy. I'etiliotiers
against I'YancIa Dondy, George Don
dy, Ida Anderson, Kurncst Dendy,
Fed Dendy and Bubbor Dondy, Do
To the Defendants l<Vnr.< > Doudv, Qco,
Dnudv, Ida Anderson, Lou. *t Djiidy,
l<\ d hemiy und Bubbor I) ndy.
You are her?'by summoned and rcqulr
od to answer lite Petition In this notion
which is ihis day hied In Ibo < llloo of
Judge rtf I'roii nil f( r the k'dd County
.ind 10 serve a copy n| \ our iiutuvor lo i Im
said Petition 00 lbs subscribers id
their ollicc :it l.oiiens Court Mouse,
Sonih <'.11 ol 1 mi, within twenty d?VH af
ter I he sei v ice befool, ox-el utdvool the day
of sunll service; and if you (nil to tlll$W<
the Pel) I Ion within the time nloresidd,
the Plaintiff1 ill this action will ..pels In
1 tie < 'on 11 for 1 lie relief demanded In the
heeenil.ei ImI,, A. I> , I8INI
It A Id/, SIM K I NH .V I) M.I ,
PlalntlfV - Attorneys.
To Kiiraest Dendy, A%n . u ildi ml, Defend
Phase take i.oti-o that lie I'clitloli
ill this action WHS Ith ll in lll'l olliee of tho
Judge of I'koiIc fi>f l'turcus Count)
Stuto Of South Carolina. <oi thO 18 til
day Ol I >? ''? ItiOQ.
Ball, mmkins.v ball,
Attest;?O. G. THOMPSON, t. r < ? .
Laurent-, S. C, Dec. 21, 18(W.-?i
Peoplo often wonder why their nerves are
bo Wea*k; \shy they get tired bo easily;
why they start ut every slight bat
sudden sound; why they do not sleep
naturally; why they have frequent
headaches, indlgcstloii and
Palpitation of tho Heart.
The explanation is simple. It is found In
that impure blood which Is contin
ually feeding the nerves upon refuse
Instead of the elements of strength and
\lgor. In Buch condition opiate and
norvo compounds Simply deaden and
do not cure. Hood's Hursnparilla feeds
tho nerves purO, rich, red blood; glvoa
natural Bleep, perfect digestton. self
control, vigorous hen 1th, and Is the
true remedy for all nervous troubles.
I -. the One True Wood Purifier. $1| six for $6.
IV. pared only by 0.1. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
. . cure Liver Ills; easy to
riOOd S PlllS take, easy to operate. 2?0.
Some Boots tlio Members of Which
Thought Tin y Couldn't Die.
Our congress-is prohibited by tho con
stitution from making laws respecting
religious views and theories. This being
the enso, fanatic.-; of all kinds have tnk
OU tho opportunity to propound their
views and make an effort to spread tbolr
doctrines. Within tho present century
not loys than a half dozen deluded mor
tals residing within tho limits of tho
United ; tales have claimed to bo Christ
returned to earth, and tho queer thing
in connection with tho ministry of Buch
fanatics is tho fact that thoy can per
suade p< rsous who uro supposed to hovo
a fair amount of brains to beliovo that
they are all they claim to be.
Since 1880 five different soots have
been founded in tho United States tho
members of which claimed tho ability
of either themselves or thoir foundor to
live forever. Each of these queer com
munities has been known by its neigh
bors as "the immortals," and each has
in Urn course of time come to grief, as
all HUoh visionary dreamers must. Tho
last deluded being to found a sect on
the theory that he himself, at least, was
immortal was David Pattorson, who was
known to his followers as "tho oyo of
Jehovah." The Patterson sect; wore
known as "the children of Zion." Thoir
headquarters were mainly at Grand
Rapids, Mich., although thorn wero up
ward <d' a dozen branch organizationsiu
tlr different states of tho Union. Pat
terson el aimed that ha would nevor die,
and tho gn at tenet of faith with tho
children of Zion was belief in the claims
which tin ir leader made. In 1888 this
self styb il "eye of Jehovah" begun to
giow dim?-in other words, to waste
awry with an incurable discaso. Finally
h ? v. nt vn Franco, where ho died, just
as all other inert als have done or will
do, 'irhig-oute? tho delusion of thoMioh
iguudcrs at Grand Rapids, who soon
awoke to tho faol that their leader had
either been a crazy fanatic or a blas
plu nu r. SoctS founded on claims of im
mortality are not at all dangerous, as
it is only a question of tfino when tho
delusion will bo effectually dispullod.?
St. Louis. R< public.
THE GOLDEN THROAT.
IIolt-III<o Tones Not Always n Gift of Na
ture, l>ut May lie Acquired.
Tho power of tho highest interpreta
tion of musio in song is vouchsafed to
but few favored mortals and is not to bo
acquired by any amount of endeavor, If
tho true "golden throat," with fluoly
adjusted chordro vooalcs, bo lacking. A
voice ( I sweet and mellow quality in
speaking, however, is not always n gra
cious gift of nature, but is a possibloat
tainment to persons of the most ordinory
musical eupocity. A primn donna spends
scarcely more time practicing her scales
than tin ambitions actress devotes to tho
cultivation of a ringing, bell-liko into
nation to in rsentences, forpubliospeak
ers nnd peoplo of tho theatrical profes
sion understand the valuo of vibrant
tone--, of the "thrilling, solemn, proud,
pathetic voice," whoso echoes linger
Ion;,' in tho memory of tho inthrulled
liste in r.
Among well bred peoplo low voloes
are tho rule?low, but not always musio
ul, a tendency to falsetto marking any
i ffi i t beyond ordinary conversation,
Which is simply an ovidence of the laok
of proper training, or of a failure to
practice thoso primary prinoiplosof elo
cution that arc a part of the briofoBt
common .school education.
Lessons Ulldor a teacher uro not an
absolute necessity to tho woman who
Would s. cure tho grace of clear, sweet
accents. Deep breathing and chest ex
pansion nro the first steps toward tho
desired end, and a systematic course of
throat strengthening, combined with
enough dlsoornmont to decide botweon
a nasal tw ang and pun; tone, is about all
that is needed to achieve a fair dogreo
An excellent, method of strengthening
tho throat, is gargling with cold flalt
water in tho morning, bathing it at tho
same time, first with very hot and thou
with very cold water. It thus gots a
slight shock ami is braced up and per
manent!/ benefited.?New York Jour
Afrieun Blood motherhood.
The in. (hod of making blood brother
hood among the Galla and Somali has
it.: peculiarities. It is described by Wil
liam A.'tor Choulor in "Through Jun
gle and Desert:"
Lokoniagnl, on behalf of his peoplo,
and 1, on behalf of my own, each seized
in on. tight hands a round stone. Upon
tho ston wi liberally expectorated.
Kit h then passed his stone to his fol
low lug, who did lik< wiso. We then ox
ohtinged stems, and each, holding tho
st tie in his right, hand, with his loft
dug a small bole in the soil, meanwhile
uttering words of supposed magio im
port, in these holes we finally placed
the stonos and oovotfed them with sand.
Wo then grasped Aands and assured
each other that we were tho host friends
Nothing hitherto was ever stranded,
cast aside; but all, wore it only a with
ered loaf, works together with all, is
borne forwnrd ou tho bottomless, shoro
less Hood of notion and lives through
porpctunl mctniuotphosos. The wlthorod
loaf Is not dead and lost; thero aro forces
in it and around it, though working in
llivorno order, else how could it rot?
Despise not. tbo rag from which man
main s p..per or the litter from whioh
the oarth makes torn. Rightly viewed,
no meanest object is insignificant; all
objoi tfl arc ns windows, through whioh
ili. philosophio Oyo looks into inliuitudo
itself. ?Thomas Gurlylo.
'i n.' World's Kuluru l'o|>ulatlon.
It is now olaiuiod by some statisti
cian.- that the world will be overpeopled
at the .nil of i .''s years. This brings us
to the year 20li, when tho population,
at the pt( < nt rate of increase, will be
We have Buffered serious damages
on account of fire.
All that are Indebted to us will pleaeo
call and settle at once.
Davis <k Ropek.
To our Many Customers and Friends:
We send the cheery news that wo have now a splendid
Hue of Clothing from "best manufacturers, at prices to
suit tho times and low prieo of cotton. Wo have
Stoats and Slims QTTTTC!
Nobby and Plain wUliw
Our stock is entirely now and bought at rock-bottom prices und will
ho sold as low as any goods in the Stute of equal morit.
our stock of Shoes and Hats
Is largo and well selected and come direct from
factory, and marked down to moot the views of all.
vre sen the JEFFERSON and KING HATS.
We invite both Ladies and Gentlemen to call
and examine our new HAND MADE SHOES. Prices right.
Our stock of DRY GOODS
Is now and fresh and marked down at lowest prices. Favor us with
a call and we will take pleasure in giving you prices.
J. R. MINTER & SON.
L. K. BURNS & CO.,
[Will Open up ayain soon?Look]
out for their Advertisement.
bottled under the
44 Red, White and Blue"
label arc distilled and guaranteed by us. We have-, been
selling to the South for FORTY YEARS and we know
what you want. Ask your 1 Hspensary for " Red, White
and Blue" label liquor and insist on getting it.
FREIBERG & WORKUM, Distillers,
Lvnchuurg, O. Petersuuroh, Ky. Cincinnati, 0
==Kl4u1v5?s# 1 //km ?
MKN, who hold the purse strings, often deprive women of articles
of inestimable value. The wife pleads with her husband for
a Piano or an Organ, which is tenfold more essential than the
cigar and other luxuries in which he indulges. The daughter
asks lather, or guardian, to buy an Instrument to enable her to
cultivate that beautiful talent, music. Docs any sane man not
relize this a reasonable right to plead and nsJx for? Reflect a minute!
Think of the means expended for instruction, and the many tedious
hours employed in practice by wife and daughter, and of thtir glowing
anticipations subsequently to be realized.
Now, father, husband, or guardian, are you going to blast all
these bright anticipations by denying them of this merited light?simply
the gift of a Piano or an Organ?
Give yom wives and daughters their merited rights in the home,
which is "Woman's Kingdom," then she will cease to clnmoj for politi
cal Suffrage, Don't plead inability when such liberal terms and prices
My prices are right, terms easy, and quality of Instruments un
If you desire prices and catalogues, please write me a letter or
postal card, and same will have prompt attention.
I challenge any house in America to do better for you, as I repre
sent the Manufacturers, have no Jobbers to pay, and can save you
Agent's commission. Old Pianos and Organs taken at fair value in
exchange for new ones. i
YOURS FOR PIANOS AND ORGANS,
M. A. MALONE, (^umbia, 8, C.
46-inch Fancy Black French Satarra, $1.00
38-inch Fancy Black French Crepon,
45-inch Black French Henriettas, ....
36-inch " "
45-inch All-wool Black Clay Diagonal, .50
50-inch Black Storm Serge.5?
36-inch All-wool Black Serge,.?5
36-inch All-wool Black Flannel,.25
IN COLORED FRABRICS.
45-inch All-wool French Serge,.5?
A full line Knickerbocker and Boucle ettects
irom 25 cents up at
W. G. Wilsol) & Go.
Laurens, vS. C, Nov. 281h, 1896.
4 Can you use one of these Rattan Rockers? Write us or
Jcome and ask us what it is worth.
?bQ| stood the test of hi
South St.n c
Sold only by
;i kinds of nb jj ? tiny vc gjl
' tu [l j a,Sunny j@
?h( happiness Lo ,, lUy ;l |lo|P0
8. M, & E. .ikJ & CO.
l[ 1 KJ V?OARD, With 84
Letlei I d Characters.
r*ce$33 Weight 6 lbs
I ,,v 'J 'I VOM pny
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General Southern Agent, - x Lj! J
9H3 B, Main St. Richmond, \
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eet, Atlanta, Ga.