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LAURENS, 8. Cm Feb. 2, 1897.
We noglected to mention in its pro
per place last wook tbat Col. Neal had
been re-elected Superintendent of tho
Penetentiary. No matter what tho
vacancy bo, there is usually a man for
^he/-placg. Col. Noal had no opposi
tion. A Mr. Robinson wants to repeal
the Act, (and has introduced a Bill to
that effect) preventing United Slates
Senators, members of Congress and
members of tho Qonoral Assembly,
from using freo passes, express and
telegraph franks. We are fortunate
In never having heard or read of this
Mr. Rob?inson before or since, and
we do hope that the Legislature will
mako an excoption as to tho gentle
man, tbat ho may oxcurt freoly as far
as he lists. Just tho otbor day wo
read of a Georgia Judge who rofusod a
free rail road pass. Tho House of Re
presentatives accepted an Invitation to
visit on Saturday last Winthrop Col
lege?"way" up at Rock Hill. Thus
was a cool thousand of tho peoples
money spent to gratify a crude cu
riosity to see brick and mortar. No
doubt it was ploasant to soo a great
aggregation of protty Misses, but
these are overy where and a staple
production in this latitude. A Mr.
Robinson led in the idoa and a Mr.
Klnard opposed It. Hero now:
Dr. Prince ? To establish a State
Board of ombalmlng; to provide for
tho better protection of life and health;
to prevent tho spread of contagious
disease and to regulate tho practice of
embalming and tho caro and disposi
tion of tho doad.
This gentleman has probably boon
roadlng Shakespeare's gruesome grave
digging scene in tho play of Hamlet,
and it is certainly discouraging. As
Alexander died; Aloxandor was
burled; Alexander roturnod into dust;
the dust is earth; of earth we mako
loam, and why of that loam whereto he
was converted might they not stop a
"Imperial Caezar dead, and turned to
Might stop a bole to keep the wind
But there aro many subjects of im
portance and vital concern to tho Stato
before the body and many men of
ability who appreciate tbat they aro
chosen for the welfare of the State.?
The subject of text books for children
in the public schools is ono important
matter. Let thero bo generous sup
poitof the Colleges and men will be
doveloped to make docont, fair and in
spiring books for our childron.
Mr. Rainsford's anti-trust bill?a true
blue roform bill will likely become a
law and it so deserves.
Mr. Simkins' bill providing tbat
Grand Jurors should bo drawn and re
quired to 8orv? In such way that tho
term of service of a certain number
should oxpiro at a given time and
others hold over, and thus contin
uously havo in that body experienced
Jurors is likely to become law.
A Bill to provide a Labor Commis
sioner, and an eight hour and ten hour
bill aro under discussion, but those are
not needed at the South?the timo may
come when this sort of legislation may
be needed but not yet.
The subject of froo tuition in State
Colleges continuously rises to plaguo
tho country?liko Banko's ghost it will
not down. Tho State should be libaral
in the support of public schools, and is
liberal, and while education comes
high, Governor Ellerbo put tho matter
well In his Inaugural addross and tbo
country should have a rost from the
everlasting Whitman cry. A resolu
tion was passod to buy a now gown for
the Speakor and this we guess was to
put this ohicor upon equality with tho
President of the Senate. "Equal rights
to all and special privileges to none."
By the way, bo it known to all that tho
Lieutenant Governor and tbo President
of the Sonate, is a country editor, was
a poor printor, is solf-cducated, has
made a hard fight, and deserves a
mighty deal of credit that bo has won
honorable placoin tho public service
and esteem. This is moro creditable
than in times past when College edu
cation was the excoption, as in the
days of Andrew Jackson and Andrew
Johnson, whereas this is an ago of
Colleges and Universities and tho
world is packed full of what thoy call
learned mon. Lioutenant Governor
McSweonoy's case is in lino with tho
"Glvo mo ono spark of natures fire,
It's all tho learning I desire."
Judge Earlo reoelved overy vote for
United States Senator with tbo oxcop
?*TlttB of Anderson, colored republican
of Georgetown, who voted for Murray.
Representative O P. Goodwin ropro
sonts Laurens on tho special committoo
of thirty-seven to roport on dispensary
and pension legislation. Tho Laurens
delegation has submitted the follow
ing gentlemen for ofllco and tho Gov
ernor will so appoint:
Auditor?John R. Finloy.
Magistrates- Jool Ellison, Sullivan:
John C. Cook, Cross Hill; John M. Hud
go ns. Laurens; J. M. Gray, Young's; J.
W. Donnon, Scufflotown, G. W. Moore,
Waterloo; Wm.McMillan, Hunter; GcO.
P. Woods, Dials; J. 0. McMillan, Jacks
Ex-Judge Thos. J. Mackey petitions
the Legislature and presonts a claim
against the State for services in sc
ouring a claim against the United
States government for the occupation
of the Citadel property in Charleston
during the reconstruction period. It
will be recalled that the State re
ceived on account of this o'aim $77,250
appropriated by Congress in 1888. The
Legislature will look closely into it
ll^atui pay it if it is just. (Every honest
man will pay an honest debt, provided
he has the money, but this unfortu
nately is not always the ease). After a
hard tussel the House passed a bill au
thorizing counties to borrow monoy
from the sinking fund commission,
pledging county taxes as security.
This commission now has two hundred
thousand dollars now lent to banks at
a low rate of interest on State bonds as
collateral. Tbo measure la sound and
the Laurens Uonorablos voted for it.
A committee will probably be appointed
to investigate during the recess the
question of robates in the dispensary
purchases. Senator Wallaeo very
properly voted against tbo measure
All junkoting committees are bad as a
The Hall of tho Houso of Repre
sentatives was allowed to a temper
ance lecturor. (A capital place for
such a performance.)
A Bill Is pending requiring all coun
ty officers to keep a book showing
by items all monies received by
them?this book to bo open to any
body's Inspection. The bill requiring
railroads to check byclclcs as bag
gage looks as if it would become law;
all wrong; tho railroads should havo
a fair hack; this Is going "bike" fash
ion; presontly they will be required to
cheek donkeys, drags, drays and dogs.
Mr. Ragdalo's bill to elect Judges by
tho peoplo was postponed to noxt ses
On Friday last tho Solons oloctod J.
O. Klugh, Judge of tho 8th Circuit In
placo of Earlo roslgnod. Ho Is thirty
nine years of age. Mr. Magill In
nominating him said: "Ho Is a man of
preeminent literary and legal ability."
"Preeminent" is good, when we remem
ber In youth, how our preceptors cau
tioned as to tho danger of adjootlvcs
On tho 1st boat It was neck and nock
betweon Ansel, of Groonvllle, Klugh,
of Abbevlllo and Brazcalo of Ander
son, on the second, Klugh led away and
tho count resulted: Klugh 79, Ansel,
59 and Brazealo 7.
Nodoubt a good choice has been
made, and It Is to bo assumed
that Mr. Magill in his use of tho torm
"literary" is entirely innocent, as no
groat Judgo has been gulllty of decent
english. Let there bo no encroach
ment upon professorial precints. Mr.
Klugh Is of "old Abbevlllo." In tho
group of some dozen districts (now
counties) called into existence by tho
same stroke of tho pen about 1785 wo
havo two dignifiod with tho ondoaring
quality of ago? "o'd Abbevlllo" and
"old Edgo6eld" ? and accordingly
should they be tenderly nourished aud
stroked with tho hair.
Mayflcld, Senator, wants anothor
Judicial Circuit and Judge. We have
eight; it might be well as there Is luck
in odd numbers. Mr. Childs, of Co
lumbia has introduced a prohibition
bill. It Is a waite of stationery and
There seems to bo nothing pending
affecting the fortunes of the State and
an early adjournment Is expected.
Our own Representatives aro not in
troducing foolish bills.
Wo did not comment on tbo United
States Supremo Court opinion con
firming Judge Simonton's decision
that liquors could be brought to the
State (or personal use. We think the
decision will not materially intluence
tho operations of the Dispensary law.
Tho "people" don't care so much about
it, but politicians will continue the
experiment. That s'-oras to bo settled.
Tho peoplo will take it in hand and
kill it before a thousand moons. *
Editor J. C. Garlington, of the Spar
tanburg Horald, wins a prize, offered
by tho Southern Stock .Mutual Fire
Insuranco Company of Greensboro, N.
C. for articles on the dovolopomont of
South Carolina. Mr. Garlington writes
a oapital article which does crodlt to
Grovonor Ellcrbc seems to have
brought business habits to his ofhee.
His appointments aro made with
promptness and despatch.
but not more so than the quickly
advancing diseases caused by
bad blood l More people die
from failure to take simple
healthful precautions than from
lawless people. The first sign
may be a weak, tired feeling,
lack of energy, dizziness or
headache. DON'T neglect that
sign l It's easier to prevent than
cure. Get at once
Dn. CLARK JOHNSON'S
It's the best blood remedy. It's a
Cure, not for a day or a week, but
a permanent cure, prompt and
sure. Over ao,000,000 bottles
50c. per bottle; all druggists. '
Short-length Carpoting at a bargain.
Come see our prices. ?. M. <k E. II.
Wllkos A Co.
A good young county-raised mule for
sale at reasonable prlco.
L. W. SlMKINS.
Cure All liver ills, bilious- ? ? ?
ocas, headache, sour atom- If M m I I
ach, inul?estlon, coiistlp.v W~ I I %i
tion. They act *a?lly, with ? ? ? ?
out pain "r grip*. 80M by ?II drtiKfrUt*. v, cant*.
Tha only rim to take with Ho?4a Saraaparllla.
Is never dono, and it is especially wearing
and wearisome to those whone blood la
impure and unfit properly to tone, sus
tain, and renew the wasting of nerve,
muscloaud tissue. It is more because of
this condition of the blood that women
are run down,
Tired, Weak, Nervous,
Than because of the work itself. Every
physician says so, and that the only rem
edy Is In building up by taking a good
nerve tonic, blood purifier and vitalizor
liko Hood's Sarsaparllla For the troubles
Peculiar to Women at change of season,
climato or life, or resulting from hard
work, nervousness, and impure blood,
thousands havo found relief and cure In
The Ono True Wood Purifier. ?1; six for |5
1'reparcd only by 0.1. Hood & Co-., Lowell, Mass.
Sil? mil are the only pills to take
nOOOl b Kll IS with Hood's Sarsaparllla
THE RETIRED BURGLAR.
Ells Most Unexpected Itvcovery of a Long
"Speaking of watchdogs," said tho
retired burglar, "I never owned a
watchdog, but I did once own a jolly
littlu mongrol dog that wo called some
times Nibs, but mostly Nibsy, a lively,
Sensitive littlo fellow, but no watchdog.
You might have played a brass band
outride, and he'd never iicar it, but lot
anybody that ho knew walk across tho
floor, and ho'd wag his tail in his sleep.
"Well, aftor we'd had Nibsy a num
ber of years wo lost him. IIo just disap
peared ono day nud didn't como back,
nud wo didn't know whether bo'd boon
run ovor by a train of cars or strayed
away and got lost, or whethor somebody
had picked him up and onrried him off,
or what was tho matter, but ho didn't
como baok, and wo xuissod him very
much bocaufio we all liked Nibsy.
"Now, maybo you can guess what
happened. Ono morning early, about 2
or half past 2, sonio months aftor that,
as I was moving slowly in tho dark
across a room on tho second floor of n
houKO that I had called at some GO miles
from whore I lived, I folt the legs of a
small dog thrown against mine. I
couldn't sco tho dog nt nil, hut it was
standing on its hind legs and resting its
fore legs against me, and I could toll by
tho movement of them that ho was wng
ging his tail violently. It was Nibsy,
of courso. Ho'd known my troad, soft
as it was, and woko up to receive mo.
"Well, you know, glad as I was to
find Nibsy, I'd rather not havo found
him right there, becauso ho was almost
certain to mako trouble for mo. Ho bo
gim to whine with joy tho first thing,
aud then ho gavo n little yolp. That
was just what I was afraid of. Ho didn't
want to make any troublo for mo, but
that onu yolp wus enough. A man in
tho bed sits up and pulls a string und
turns on a light and says;
" 'Now, what's the mntter?'
"And I puts up a great polar bluff
and says, ' You swiped my dog, and I've
como to get him.'
"'Swipod nothing,' ho says. 'I'll
swipo you in a minute,' and ho wasn't
slow in getting at it either. Ho was
getting out of bed and coming for mo all
tho time he was talking, and a good
healthy, powerful looking man ho was
too. But Nibsy was bright. Nibsy
made just one divo at tho man's feet,
but that was enough to sdop him until
I'd got turned and started, aud a minute
later I was going down the road, with
Nibsy coining on behind."?New York
BIG FIRE SALE
SS S? [CONTINUES.! S? SS
Soven moil busy waiting on tho Customers. The greatest opportunity over offered you to buy
Goods CHEAP. Our ontiro Stock of
in this Salo?Get Prices at onco. Seo tho lino of 75cts and $1.00 Pants; Boys' Suits all going.
Boxes broken up but good shoos all the same at tho biggest Bargains over offered. Now is your
time. Just take time to como and soo for yourself. You can afford to buy and keep thein until
you need them. '
Whole Stock must go at once. Spot Cash,
No Goods Charged to anyone.
DAVIS & ROPER.
LAURENS , S. C, Jan. 21, 1897.
TO THE PUBLIC.
For the next Thirty Days
we will sell at cut prices:
Ovcroats, Blankets, Shawls,
Laprobes, Wool Jeans and some
Job lots of Shoes.
J. it* M1NTER & SON.
Of Settlement and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the ijfd clay
of Feb. 1897, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Administrator of the estate of Mary
I'-. Spencer, deceased, in the
ollicc of Judge of Probate, for
I,aureus county at 11 o'clock
A. M.. and on the r.umc day will
apply for a final discharge from
my hut as such Administrator.
Ail pcibons having demands
again-1 said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that dAy
proven and authenticated, or be for
L. P. ARMSTRONG,
Jan. 15. 1897 ~4t
I will make Laurens my homo
horoafler,and can bofound at Chil
droes' Stables, where I will be pleas
ed to servo the public in my capa
city as Voterinarian Surgeon. I
I tnako specialties of Castrating
j Ridgllng Horses and Old Stallions,
removing fungus growths, warts,
M. P. KENELEY.
Nov. 0, 1890-tf
Petition for Homestead.
Notice is horoby givon that Caroline
Meadows has applied to me by poto
tion for a homestead in the personal
efftcts of Whltmorc Moadows, de
John F. Bolt,
c. c. c. p. l. c.
MONEY TO LOAN
(>0 improved farms in Laurens Coun
ty at seven (7) per cent, intorest. Long
time. iRoasonablo terms.
Simpson & Barksdale,
Jan. 4, 1897?3m. Attorneys,
All persons having accounts*
?with us will call and settle same<
at our office over J. R. Minter &<
L. E. BURNS & CO.,
? Laurens, S. C.<
bottled under the
"Red, White and Blue"
label are distilled and guaranteed by us. We have been
selling to the South for FORTY YEARS and we know
what you want. Ask your Dispensary for " Red, White
and Blue" label liquor and insist on getting it.
FREIBERG & WORKUM, Distillers,
Lynchburg, O. Petersburqh, Kv. Cincinnati, O
? \ i
(Old Price 991.00)
For an Oak Suit Furniture with Large German Bevel
Glass, Hand Carved (not Band sawed carving)
DELIVERED FREE AT YOUR DEPOT
9 ?ays Oply
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
S. ffl, & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Jan. 25th, 1897
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