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LAURENS, S. C, Jan. 19, 1897.
Tho Genoral Assembly convened one
week ago ae provided by our now con
stitution. Mr. F. B. Gary, of Abbevlllo
was made Speaker without opposi
tion; Gen. Gray, of Greenvlllo, in a
sharp contest with Mr. Gantt, of
Spartanburg was chosen Clerk and
Mr. 8. W. Vanco, of Laurons ap
pointed Assistant Clerk. Dr. Tim.
merman, of Edgeflold took chargo
Of tho Senato and Gen. Homphill, of
Abbeville was choson Secretary, with
out opposition. Senator D. K. Norrls
was ehosen President Pro Tom. Sena
tor Wallace, of Laurens w placed
upon tho following important mmlt
tees: Immigration, medical affairs,
roads, bridges and forrios. Tho Gov
ernor's mos-age was road to both
bonses on Wednesday. Wo have olso
where commented upon this papor.
Our immediate representatives serve
on tho following committees: Mr. O P.
Goodwin, roads, bridges and forries;
Dr. J. It Smith, medical affairs; Mr.
J. C. McDaniel, Legislative Library.
Governor Evan6 vetoed a Houso Bill of
last session which abolished tho law
requiring Troasurors Reports to be
published. Ho takes tho ground that
the people should have an opportunity
to know where tholr money goo9. The
Governor Is right. He also vetoes b
Bill of the last Legislature which pro
poses to make a prosont to tho members
of that Legislature of the 1st Volume
Statutes at Large Of tho Stato. The
Governor is again right. Ills hint that
the author of theproposltion is mildly
blessed with "chdek." is delicately put.
January 26th has boen fixed for the
election of a Senator to succeed Sena
tor lrby, which will probaby be ac
cepted by the Senate. The House au
thorized by resolution tho Stato Libra
rian to furnish each legislator with a
copy of the Constitution. (A wiso pro
vision if they will only study it and di
gest it along with thoir goobers.) Tho
election of Judges will probably take
place to-morrow. The Assembly got off,
started awkardly, as a horse somotlmos
on the wrong foot, and It Is surmised
that thoy will oat oysters In Columbia
on the 22nd of February, whereas they
should munch their crackers at homo
on the 13th of that month.
Mr. Patton's propositon to re-ar
range the Congressional Districts on
Friday mot a January recoptlon in tJuT
~HmrcOrv_Yes!orday, Govornor Ellerbe
was inaugurated* ^HA^ Httle- parade?
the Senate attending io/Che Hall of the
House where the ceremony took place,
Chief Justice Mclvcr administering
the oath. The Supremo Court Judges,
Circuit Judges, Stato officers, Senators,
and representatives in Congress were
invited to tho function. Wo regret
that wo can't give in this paper tho
marrow of the now Governor's recom
mendations . Our readers, however,
may as well keep in mind that tho
Legislature is a small article in the
machinery of this great government.
There may bo s.nne modification of tho
dispensary law regulating how the no
ble Carolinian shall get his tipple.?
There will bo little of great interest or
great importance. To-day is a legal
holiday by law in this State, the birth
day of Gon. R. E. Lee. Tho Legisla
ture may be expected to got squaroly
to work by the last of this week.
The Ways and Moans committee of
the Congress has boen in session for
one month embracing tho recess.?
Every interest has boon represented
and hundreds of arguments delivered
by the agents of tho pauper industries
of this great country. If tho stenog"
rapher'a notes are written out and
printed, thedroam of Job, Solomon or
Eccleslastos about tho "making of
many books" will be put to the blush.
We quote; "Mr.L.W.Cox.of Charlbttes
ville, Va. .vp.ked for a duty on slate pen
^?rtlTTtfr. J. A. J?m^ot Philadelphia,
a maker of clay pipes,' complained of
the state of that business, and re
guested a duty of 16 per cont. on that
Thusly, as a sample of tho greod of
this great country. Thinking over tho
matter, the clay pipe boing in danger,
the Congross should bo cautioned to?
The Electors for this Stato mot at
Columbia on Monday and cast nine
votes for W. J. Bryan and Arthur
Sewall for Prosldont and Vico Presi
dent, respectively. To contribute our
share towards immortalizing these
electors w\ reproduco thoir names, as
follows; R.B. Watson, M. R. Coopor,
Cole L. Blottm, W. D. Trantham, T. P.
Pri'chard, J\W. Stanlanl, John J.
MoMahan, T.xXarry Gantt, Jarnes
Stackhouso. Tw> of these Immortals
wore candidates f\carry tho return of
the votes to WashKgton at twonty-flvo
cents per mllo, Mr. Wnland and John
J. MoMahan. StanlAd got tho cako,
receiving five votes,\?d McMahan
lour, MoMahan voting\/OP stanland
and Stanland voting for Vanlaud.
Not six months ago wo cIl [0nc(\ t,ne
unsophisticated element of t\ country
press of tho State about thlc\oncorn
for the dead town of OharlcstoV And
cow the other evening tho eit\oim_
ell of that city resolved to build\ow
city hall to coat some $40,000 andV,.
wards. Those towns down aUL
Hampton, Barnwoll, Manning, e\
Florence, who have the original Ala*
din's lamp, might somo m'onshint
night transfer to their precincts the
graceful tenement on Broad and Meet
ing that once held tbo Statue of Cab
Wo mean tbe message of our own
little PresIdent.Gov. John Gary Evans.
It was sent up to both todies of the
General Assembly on Wednesday last.
Gov. Evans dies like the swan singing
an old familiar note. Tbe Dispensary,
is largely tho subject of argument and
oulogy in all its foaturos, and includes
a justiiication of taking lifo in its en
forcement. Another protracted argu
ment to support the annulment of lo
cal solf-govorment in the chief city of
the State. Hero too instead of Adam*,
Seward and Grant, are invoked tho
name, and shade of Jefferson tho chief
apostle and only prophet of liberty
that all the country furnished in all iti
Throughout the paper there is much
passion and vlndictlvencss against
those whom tho Governor Is ploased to
ca'l his enemies?the whiskey interest .
But the Governor forgets that himsolf
Is*tho chief offender In this regard;
that ho is tho author and life preser
ver of tho whiskey trade iu tho Rate,
being tho boasted fathor of the dispen
sary law, and thus constituting the
wholo peoplo a corporation of whiskey
vendors. The prolits arising to tho tax
payers, filling the colTors of city, town,
county and State are paraded appeal
ing to the avarice or lowest trait in hu
man nature. But Governor Evans' pa
sionate dofenco of tho dispensary Is ex
cusablo and wo heartily hold him
blameless. It Is his pot?his hobble
dehoy. A man should bo truo to him
self and stand up for measures that arc
his frlonds. The dispensary has been
his friend, In that the largo patronage
It gavo his Exeollency, furnished his
administration ita host backing. Gov.
Evans was truo to himsolf in that tho
dispensary law can "never shako its
gory locks at him"?that he, tho Gov
ernor, was a false friend. Tho Gov
ernor 'masts that tho Stato has nour
ished under his rule and tho long mes
sage is constructed to prove it. Peri
cles in his long administration of tho
Athenian Republic filled tho city with
great and beautiful public buildings
and glorious objects of art Twitted
with extravaganco he proposed to pay
for the improvements if the Athenians
would suffer him to Inscribe his name
on tho buildings. Whatover our Gov
ernor has mado of tho State, in this
farowell document, ho has certainly
inscribed John Gary Evans, and not
like Draco's laws, too high and in too
mlnuto characters to be read. The
same personality permates tho paper
down to tho peroration.
The public institutions, Penitentiary
and others are represented as in a
healthy condition; tho railroads doing
well; tho great farming interests; and
tho people happy. Tho Gov? rnor fa
vors tho schools, and tho Stato Col
leges; ho criticises Clemson and Its
management and Intimates that the
Legislature should carefully look after
this great Institution of tho peoplo.?
Ho is not one of tho trustees of this in
stitution, but wo charitably regard
that this fact has not Inspired his
quasi-9dMefsi&-. In conclusion bowing
himself off the stage, he maces a
graceful courtesy, thanking tho people
for tho great trust given him, con
gratulating himself and tho country
that the republic has suffered no de
triment, kissing his hand and retiring
with his faco to tho foe.
The Hon. Mr. Money, of Mississippi
visited Cuba and saw Gen. Fit/. Hugh
Leo, Consul General from this country
to Havana. He returns homo nnd gos
sips in the nowspapers about what Gen.
Loo said In private talks. Nobody
would expect anything moro decent of
Senator Money than that ho should
blow about having talkod with Gen
eral Loo- Gen. Loo, however, should
have known better. Ho told "Monoy"?
as reported, that Spain could not sup
press tho Insurrectionists.
Wo think tho News and Courier mis
taken In describing Gov. Evan?, as "an
alumnus" of tho South Carolina Col
lege. A graduate of a Carolina Col
logo would, inevitably have acquired
healthy ideas, of tho rights of tho
States, monopoly, personal liberty, and
local self-government. There must be
some mistake. North of Mason and
Dlxon'8 lino and a great way?some
Tho immaculate Boss Platt, In a cau
cus of Republicans, was selected to suc
ceed D. B. Hill as Sonator of Now
York. This is cquivolent to election.
Tho survival of the fittest, with other
postulates of evolution, remuins Un\
Reading a book >|
Won't tell you about your health. j&>
Ask your neighbor what be and
bis family took last Spring when (?'.?;
they felt so miserable, so tired- *M
out. He will tell you
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the standard family remedy for %>
30 years for Malaria, Chills f/<
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Rheumatism, and all Blood l)i&
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all over, tho beautiful drama,
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Neuralgia will be unknown. Scrofula and
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why so many thousands take it to care
diseaso, retain go"d health and prevent
sickness and Buffering. Remember
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?. j, rtiti c,iro Wvcr Ills; easy to
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RURAL MAIL DELIVERY.
Experiment Proves That It Can Do Done
Without Great Expense.
Ono of Wnnamukor's put hobbies when
postmaster general was the freo delivery
of all lottors in tho rural districts as
well as in tho towns. Freo dolivory. is
universal iu Euglnud and in several
other Europonn countries, and it is tho
natural aim of tho United States, bat
tho great ex mt of our country renders
it a difficult or rather a moro expensive
matter to distribute letters iu tho rural
districts, und it looked us though tho
delivery of letters in tho rural districts
would cost im!Iiims and innko our post
al expenditures fur greater than tho re
Wunnmakor, howovor, iusistod that
it would oost far less than wasgonerally
thought and would tend to so iuoreaso
the po8totYlco business and add so largely
to our postal rovouues that in a very
short timo it would pay for itsolf. His
viows, howovcr, did not moot with favor
from congress at tho timo, although a
fow oxporiments mado by him tended to
vor if y his prophecies
Tho experiment is now boing made on
a largor and better ecnlo, Geneseo coun
ty, N. Y., being the field of operations.
It wns chosen beouuso it is a well popu
lated county, with roads hotter than the
average Tho mail is delivered nt the
farmer's door in wagons or on bioyolos,
So far tho experiment has justifiod all
tho predictions mado of it. It has oost
loss than was expeoted, and it bus in
creased tho postal business. It is truo
that the oxporiinont is made iu Genesee
county under moro favorablo conditions
than generally prevail olsowhoro in this
oountry, but tho service, first inaugu
rated in a soctiou woll sottlod nud with
good roads, might bo gradually extended
to all parts of tho Uuion.
Nothing will toiid to make tho rural
delivery of mails moro popular thnu the
fact that it goes hand in hnnd with good
roads. It should be stated in this con
nect ion that thero lias beou such an im
provement in our roads sinco Mr. Wnn
amakor first tried rural dolivory that it
would oost barely half as much as he
estimated, and ho then calculated that
tho servico could bo mado self support
ing within less than five years.
SAVES THE TAXPAYERS.
Town Ownership of Lighting Plants Ia a
Good Way to Reduce Expouses.
Edinburgh has been trying for many
months tho experiment of making its
own oleotrio light instead of buying it
ready mado from privato corporations.
No ono who has observed with any oare
tho results of tho many similar experi
ments iu other British cities will be at
nil surprised to learn that this particu
lar plunge into what a fow years ago
would have been called socialism of tbe
most dangerous sort has, liko almost all
of its predecessors, onded in a success at
once brilliant nnd comploto.
Already tho demand for the city's elec
tric, servico has grown fur boyond tho.
capacity of its original plant, and addi
tions to cost $105,000 aro now in
course of erect ion. Edinburgh not only
illuminates its own streets, but supplies
electricity for the lamps and motors of
its citizens. The cost of tbe service is
loss to a startling extent than it was
under tho old system, and it is constant
ly decreasing as the municipal electri
cians gain experience and confidence,
Tho increased demand is tho direct oon
scquoncoof this reductiou iu price, and,
although the limit of cheapness must be
reached sooner or later, it is not yet by
any means in Right.
What Edinburgh has dono to lower
tho cost of municipal government, nud
tboroby reduced tho taxpayers' burden,
can be moro easily accomplished, with
ns great, if not gr??ter, benefits, in tho
towns and cities of our own oountry.
Tho towns in tho United States whioh
hnvo already scoured their own lighting
pluuts abundantly provo this.
isement and Kxorclso Are N?w?mrjr
parents did thoir duty, it would
nokbo necessary for any olty to agitate
thoVibjcot of a curfew ordinance, ob
hSorvca the Omaha World-Herald. Tho
"istoV of nllowiug boys to remain in
I th, nt\> \ a after dark loads to more vioe
tna\u%y <ihor neglect on tbo part of
tbo i?t,jirai guardians of children,
*fc "KSlilnly the thing for men and
Women to whom has been given the
reBpoUsiiUity of roaring children to
not only ?ftminand obediouoe to rnles
that insuri^oral safety, but to provide
umuflemeuti ?or thoso whom they rulo
with tho purtyui pxl, Play is the work
of ohildhood. tr|,o ohlld most restless
and anxious foitygorous games invari
ably devolops r? tbo strongest and
most cnorgotio iua^
Boys and girlsd.^ot seek ovil amuse
ments because thoy ^ naturally drawn
away from what is ^od, put beoause
nothing good is proved for them.
Thoro ia uo sort of offoi'-?hat wjn bring
snob grout returns us th\ffort to inter*
est the children and prtLit inspiring
thoughts to thorn. As o\nKation bo
comes moro complex parouV have loss
timo to spond on tho hoL and the
Pollution of Water Cour**,
When a rivor or auy other Sody of
water polluted by sewago is a soToe of
public wator supply, tho offoot up*, the
public health is doplorahlo. The fcoof
of this is abundant, and some of it ?an
bo found iu tbo vital statistics of 4),
bany, Uhioago, Philadelphia, St. Loni?
and several cities on tho Ohio below Me
point whore thosowagoof Pittsbnrgand
Alloghany City is poured into that river.
Jflveu when tho oontamiuuted stream
does not furnish water for a oity or yil
lags there is always dangor that per
sons will use it to their disadvantage
and thero is evidenco that tbo health of
adjacent residents is sometimes affedTed
i seriously bj} the foul emanations whloh
nytgAte thf pollution.
We have suffered serious damages
on account of fire.
All that are Indebted to us will pleaso
call and settle at once.
Davis & Rop?r.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laukkns.
Court oi Probate.
Summons/or Relief.?Complaint not '
Charles 8. Franklin and W. H. D*ndy,
as Administrators of the personal
estate of Willis J. Dendy, Petitloqprs
against Franois Dendy, George #eu
dy, Ida Anderson, Earnest l)J?ly,
Fed Dendy and Bubber Dendype
To the Defendants Francis DendfQeo.
Dendy, Ida Anderson, Earnest V?>dy,
Fed Dendy and Bubber D<riidy. |
You are hereby summoned and /quir
ed to answer the Petition in thisctinn
which Is thin day tiled in the ofce of
Judge of Probate for the said punty
and to serve a copy ot your answeto the
said Petition on the subserifrs at
their ottioe at Laurens Court /louse,
South Carolina, within twenty Aya ar
ter tbeservioe horeol, oxolusivoqtheday
of such service; and if you fail /answer
the Petition within the time Joresaid,
tho Plaintiff in this aotion wiljnpply to
the Court for tbo relief demaned in tho
December 18th, A. D.. 1896. /
BALL, SIMK1NS dlALL,
To Earnest Dendy, uon-resldn', Defend
Please take notice that/he Polition
In this aotion was filed in it ofuoe of the
Judge or Probate for Lafens County,
State of South Carolina on tho 18tb
day or Deo. 1896.
BALL, SIMKI1* & BALL,
Attest:?o. Q. THOMPStf, j. r. L. c.
Laurene, S. C, Dec. 21,/896.-6t
J. B. P^iK,
Laukkns, - - /outh Carolina.
NT Special atterion given to the in
vestlgation of title* aid collection of
of all kinds go to
TO ME PUBLIC
For tl\e next Thirty Days
we will sell at cut prices:
Overoats, Blankets, Shawls,
jLaprobes, Wool Jeans and some
Job lots of fchoes.
J. R MINTER & SON.
All persons having accounts*
?with us will call and settle same,
:at our office over J. R. Minter &]
L. E. BURNS & CO.,
Laurens, S. Cd
bottled under the
"Red, White and Blue"
label arc distilled and guaranteed by us. We have been
selling to the South for FOR TY YEARS and we know
what you want. Ask your I )'ispcnsary for " Red, White
and Blue" label liquor and htaiit on getting it.
Fr^JEIBERG & WoWuM, Distillers,
LVNCHBURG, O. P??RSBUKt..^, tf.Y. CINCINNATI, 0
With constant use and all krinds of abuse they've
stood the test of being the best, and to-day many a Sunny
South Stove has brought happiness to many a home.
Sold only by
&E.H.Wilkss & CO.
FULL KEYBOARD, With 84
Letters and Characters.
Price $35. Weight 6 lbs
If you pay
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and samples of work sentfroo on appli
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General Southern Agent, - 4 1 N. Broad Street, Atlanta, Ga.
9143 E, Main St. Richmond, Va.
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MEN, 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. Doe.- any sane man not
rcli/.c this a reasonable right to plead and nsk for? Reflect a minute!
Think of the means expended lor instruction, and the many tedious
hours employed in practice by wile and d A Ugh lor, and of their glowing
anticipations subsequently to he realized.
Now, father, husband, or guardian, are you going to blast all
these bright anticipations by denying them of (hismerited t ight?simply
the gilt of a Piano or an Organ?
Give your wives and daughters their merited rights in the home,
which is "Woman's Kingdom," then she will cease to clamoi for politi
cal sullVagc. 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. Ohl Pianos and Organs taken at fair value in
exchange for new ones.
YOURS FOR PIANOS AND ORGANS,
M. A. MALONE, Columbia, 8, C,