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Judge Ernest Gary who was re
elected to the circuit bench has given
general satisfaction to the bar of the
t?te and his re-election will meet with
cordial approval of all political parties.
Wofford College Journal.
This admirable monthly for January
is fully up to its standard in its literary
It boing one of tho roughest days of
the season, rain and sleet, the attend
ance was small. Three shares of tho
stock of tho Peoples Loan and Ex
change Hank, sold by an Executor,
brought 132 per share of $100. Pivo
shares in tho Bank of Laurens sold at
OOf por sharo of $100. The Sheriff
sold a small tract of bind of 20 acres at
a gOOd price.
Tho Court of Conoral Sessions and
Common Pleas convenes on Monday
noxt, Judge U. C. Watts to prcsido
and hold tho scales of Justice The
jail is now pretty full and needs'a
clearance, seventeen colored and ono
white man. The white man Is charged
with larceny of an ovorcoat. Pour or
five aro homicldo casos but none of
Y. M. C. A.
In another place wo print tho card
of Mr. Russell inviting all "Christian
young men" to attend the coming con
vention and help In Its noble work. The
E'aco for this meeting could not be
otter selected, for whilo Clinton is a
noble ohrlstlan community, her gon
orous and refined hospitality Is ono of
her curdinal distinctions. The conven
tion will sit from the 11th to the 14th
BARGAINS AT J AMI KSONVS.
Don't fall to go to Jamleson's closing
out sale of all winter goods.
If you want to buy a good winter
shoo cheap go to Jamleson's.
Fifty cents will buy a solid women
shoo at Jamleson's.
I am now selling all wool homo made
joans worth .'15 cents for only 20 cents,
Prop in and sco us wnilo attending
Court next week. Wo will try to make
it pleasant for you. At Jamieson's.
To The Municipal Voters of Laurens :
I take this method of announcing my
candidacy for tho otllco of Mayor at
the ensuing municipal e eotlon and re
spectfully ask your support.
P. B. Connoh.
February 2d 1897.
TO RENT, a six-room dwelling,
with every convienience. For further
information apply to
Martin & Bramlbtt.
Candidate for Mayor.
I hereby ask the suffrage of every
voting citizen of the city of Laurens for
the otllce of Mayor at the election to he
held on March 8, 185)7.
W. R. RlCllEY.
NOTICE.?A lot of Jersey Cows
fresh to milk for sale by
T. It. DeShields,
Lanford, S. C.
When you aro ready to buy Rugs wo
request you to soo S. M, & E. H. Wilkes
& Co.'a line short length carpeting Rugs
from 20 cents up $16.00 each.
Don't wait or you won't get these
bargains, at S. M. & E. H. Wilkes &
Co's, In short-length Carpeting and
Rugs. ? '
Just what you want "Sunny South
Stoves" at prices that will command
your consideration. Sold only bv S. M.
it E. H. Wilkes. We pay the freight.
Find us under tho Ben-Delia. Make
your own trade?name your own terms.
Wo proposo to be ready for a splendid
lino of spring dainties.
Davis & Roper.
When you are ready to look for the
good things that you may consider ne
cessary for your "house" see S. M. &
E. H. Wilkes & Co.'a line. They are
"House Furnishers" from kitchen to the
parlor. Delivered free.
Wo will bo back at our old and splen
did stand on the corner. In tho mean*
whilo our damaged stock must go to
our old customers at the lowest prices.
Davis & Ropor.
To our many friends and customers
wc extend thanks for past patronage,
and promise to push our business with
renewed zeal and energy, that we may
merit a larger share of patronage in
the future. We hope that this may be
a happy and prosperous year with all.
J. R. Mintkr & Son.
Why suffer with Coughs, Colds and
LaGrippo when laxative Bromo
Qninine will euro you in ono day.?
Doos not produce tho ringing in the
head llko Sulphate of Quinine. Put up
in tablets convenient for taking.?
Guaranteed to euro, or money re
funded. Price, 25 cents.
For sale by Hill & Martin.
Sale of Notes ami Accounts,
By virtue of an order of Court of
Common Pleas for Laurens county,
I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, on Thursday, February, 18th,
1897, at i2 o'clock at Laurens C.
IL, S. C, all the notes, accounts,
books and chores in action now in
my hands as Receiver of J. T.
H. W. Andkkson,
February 2, 1897.
The attention of Executors, Admin
istrators, Guardians and others acting
in a fiduciary capacity is called to tho
fact that tho flmo for making annual
returns will expire on 28th day of Feb
O. G. THOMPSON,
Dec. 31, 1896?2t J. p. l. 0.
Joseph II. Karle, of Greenville, was
on the 26th of January chosen by the
General Assembly to be Senator from
this State for six years commenolng
March 4tn. This oholee was made
pursuant to a democratic primary of
last autumn. It was a happy choice?
lucky for South O 'olina,and we should
not altogether ignore the Goddess of
Fortune. Judge Karle is in the prime
of manhood, and has had largo to do
with men and affairs.
Ho hau a high order of ability, in
dustry which is equal to gonlus, i? no
time server, will prove faithful to his
high trust, and withal a courteous gen
tleman. Ho will bo an honor to tho
United Statos Senate and South Caro
lina may bo proud of his record in ad
New District .
Tho measure proposed by Mr. Pat
ton, of Richland, looking to a now ar
rangement of tho Congressional
Districts, is well worthy of tho serious
attention of tho Legislature. Tho di
vision whloh ho proposes Is as follows:
1. Poo Deo District ? Chesterfield,
Marlboro, Darlington, Florence, Ma
2. Santoo District ? Georgetown,
Williamsburg, Charleston, Berkeley,
3. Edlsto District ? Orangoburg,
Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, Beau
4. Watoreo District?Falrfield, Kor
shaw, Richland, Sumter, Clarondon.
5. Saluda District?Laurens, Groon
wood, Nowberry, Saluda, Lexington,
6. Northern District? Spartanburg,
Chorokeo, Union, York, Chester and
7. Piedmont District ? Abbovllle,
Andorson, Greonvlllo, Oconeo.
But what comes of "old" Edgofiold
In this arrangomentand where Is Pick
ens, that 'groat county of tho Bluo
Ridge and tho limpid waters?
Tho friends of ox-Congre6sman Goo.
D. Tilhnan, appreciating his orudltion
and philosophy, aro trying to persuade
him to go upon tho lecture platform.?
lie would mako a powerful lecturer
upon popular subjects. Tho South Is
in need of such mon in this field. It Is
said that out of 500 lectures delivered
in the South annually before lecture
associations for tho instruction and In
spiration of the people, not^ ono hun
dred aro delivered by Southern men.?
Wo take leavo to cuution tho Hon.
gentleman, If his "pullosphy" Is not
put to sufllclent test by tho "friends"
already, a South Carolina "platform"
will soon settle to what "school" ho bo
longs. There was once a wide spaco
between Zeno and Epicurus and unless
"Uncle" George Is woll hardened with
the former ho had hotter fight shy of
any such platform. Tho book of Job
might also ho consulted.
Clippings from HoueaPnili Chronicle.
Mrs. Cleo Balentlno, wife of R. Mills
Balcntino, of Brewerton, died last
week and was buried at Poplar Springs
Church. She leaves a husband and
eight children to mourn her lo38. Sho
was sick for several days with a violont
case of pheumonla. Mrs. Balontinc
was loved and respected by everybody
and her death will cast a gloom over
the community in which sho lived.
From reports received here this
week it is very evident that the coming
term of Court in Laurens County will
develop a social scandal, In which a
prominent young man of tho Austin's
section will bo a prominent figure.
The Fork Shoals Cotton factory was
destroyed by lire last Saturday night.
The factory is located in Greenville
County and was ownod and operated
by Hill Brothers of Greonvlllo.
Dora tho ten yoar old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs Jool Wood, of Brewertown
died Monday night after a brief Illness
of pneumonia. Sho was buried at
Poplar Springs Ccurch this morning.
We aro very sorry for Grover Cleve
land as everybody is "picking" at him
and evon Congress has seen fit to dis
pute his authority, but" thero is ono
consolation, Billy Ball of tho Evening
Post, hasn't found fault with him yet.
?Honca Path Chroniclo.
Hen - Jam?In.
Washington, Jan. 28.?Tho Senato
Committee on Interstate Commerce to
day Informally heard Senator Tillman
of South Carolina in advocacy of his
bill to limit the efFectof the regulation
of commerce between the Statos so as
to meet the objections of tho Supreme
Court respecting the dispensary law.
Women Will Get Ideas Here.
Every woman has natural cu
riosity to seo how other women
furnish their homos. The Ladles'
Homo Journal will publish during
the yoar interior photographic
views of a hundreds of the most
artistic, cheerful and comfortable
homos in America. These will
Show in detail tho construction,
fitting and furnishing of parlors,
drawing-rooms, halls, reception,
music, sittiug, dining, bed and
bath rooms, kitchens, porches,
piazzas, etc. This unique scries
will be full of excellent ideas for
every housekoeper or home-maker.
It will prosont views of the in
teriors of housos of moderate cost,
which aro fitted and furnished
with conspicuous good taste, and at
comparatively small expense.
Would bo cheerfully paid by almost
any ono who has Catarrh to bo curod.
You can be cured for loss than half
that monoy by taking (B.B.B.) Botanic
Blood Balm. Road tho following cor
CATARRH OP THE HEAD CUHBb.
I cannot rofrain from tolling you
what a glorious medicine you nave.
K<ir two yoars my mothor has suffered
with a severe catarah of tho head an'.
u'eerated soro throat. Sho rosortod to
? arlous romodlos without offect, uv.tll
sho used Botanic Blood Balm (B.B.B./.
which cured hor catarrh, and hoalod
her soro throat.
W. A. Pappcr, Fredonla, Ala.
ForsalobyTho Laurons Drug C<".,
and all other Druggists.
Headquarters for best valuos and lov
o t prices in clothing, frhoes, hats and
staple dry goods.?J. R. Minter <fc Son.
Stop at tho new cash store and save
money. A dollar saved is a dolls/ made.
Quick sales and short profits is our
motto. J. R. Minter ?t Son.
Parties having buslnoss with tho
Coroner pleaso tolograph or phono to
Ball & Slmklns, Laurens, who will
communicate with the undersigned at
Ora, S. 0.
M, H. Ferguson,
Coroner, L. C.
Jan. 1st, 1897.
THAT HAS TRANSPIRED IN AND
AROUND THE CITT.
Rev. R. N. Pratt, of Greenville, will
Sreach at Beverdam on next first Bun
ay In February at 11 o'clock a. m.
Messrs Davis & Roper are at thoir
old stand on their famous corner, and
having ovorything as bright as a now
In the death of John P. Kennedy,
who died at Due West on the 21st ult.,
South Carolina loses a noble citizen.
All persons desiring seeds can get
them by writing to Senator Irby at
Washington, D. C.
Observe the cards of two good citi
zons in this issuo of The Advertiser
announoing their candidacy for tho
Mayoralty of tho olty.
A pure play, teaching healthy les
sons, slncero In motive, and clean In
languago, such a ono Is "Old Farmer
Hopkins." Seo It next Tuesday night,
February tho 9th at tho Opera Hou6o.
There will be a hot supper served at
Owings' Station on Friday evening,
February 6th, beginning at 6 o'clock.?
Proceeds to go to school house. Pleas
ant ovonlng oxpeotod to all.
Mr. T. C. Lucas, brother of Presi
dent W. E. Lucas, roached here Tues
day last with a car load of oporatlvos
for the Cotton Mill, from Hartsville,
Mrs. George M. Boyd, wife of Rov.
George M. Boyd, who has been quito
sick at tho homo of Clerk of Court
Bolt, wo are glad to state, is convales
Wo try to collect all tho county
news, and to keep our readers posted
on what is doing In the State and all
ovor the land. Now is tho time to
subscribe and advertise.
Charleston is making notable pre
parations for tho reception of the great
muster of war ship* to occur this
month. It will bo worth while to visit
tho city and view the mighty monstors
T. O. Lucas loft Tuesday for Lau
rens. Next Monday ho will enter Wof
ford Collego as a ministerial student.
In this important work ho will havo
the prayers and best wishes of many
friends in Darlington county.?Harts
Mr. J. T. A. Ballew, of Laurons
county, camo ovor a few days sinco to
800 bis mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Hallow.
Mr. Ballew says Laurens people are
gottlng along fairly well and that tho
prospects for tho future are flattering.
Time has certainly dealt gontly with
him. He looks better than wo ovor
saw him.?Union New Era.
At a place called Poplar, near Ora,
on the 20th ult. on lbaving school, two
colored girls, Hattie Fletcher and Ad
die K?ster and a brothor of Addlo had
trouble and fought. Addio was struck
in tho neck with a knlfo and died dur
ing tho evening. An Inquest was held
by Coroner Ferguson. Hattio has
boon committed to jail.
The continental blizzard hit us with
out ceremony on the afternoon of last
Wednesday. The mercury ran down
the column all the night long and at
0 A. M. Thursday marked 9. All that
day and Friday wo had severe woathor
for our latitudo. Still wo should not
complain remembering how our coun
trymen and especially in the far North
A committee of two from tho opera
tives of the Cotton Mill in this city,
went to Columbia during last week to
protest against legislation creating a
labor commissioner and regulating
tho hours of labor. Tho operatives
aro democrats on principle and don't
believe in enacting laws Interfering
with freedom to contract.
Dr. D. McNeil Turner, a distingu
ished Presbyterian minister died in
Arkansas, where ho had a pas
toral charge, on Sabbath morning, tho
17th ultimo. He was In bis 84th year,
was born In Charleston, married in
Chestor county, has often preached in
Liberty Springs church and was well
known to tho older mcmbors of that
Mr. Wado Fowlor, a prominent citi
zen of Mt. Pleasant, this county, do
parted this life on tho 20th ultimo. Ho
was about sovonty-four years of ago,
had lived an honored, useful and in
spected lifo. In every relation, neigh
bor, husband, father and Christian he
was most exemplary. His remains
wore buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery
on Wednesday last. He leaves a widow
and children, usoful citizens, wno have
tho sympathy of a largo kindred and
clrclo of friends.
James M. Donnan, a prominent
farmor, aged about sixty-four years,
died at his home near Tylersvilie, on
tho morning of the 27th ultimo. He
bad been complaining for eomo days,
but tbo sad end was unexpected and a
shock to his family and many friends.
Ho leaves a largo family to mourn
thoir loss. No man has lived who had
a more kindly and gonorous heart. His
family havo the sympathy of many
Mrs. Mary Farloy Kennedy, the
wife of Mr. W. W. Kennedy, died in
this city on Sunday morning lust after
a protracted illness. Sbo was the
daughter of William R. Farloy, Esq.,
who died about tho beginning of tho
lato civil war. She was first marrlod to
Col. R. P. Todd by whom she had a
son, Samuel R., who is now at tho state
Military Acadomy. Sho was a lady of
strong character, of variod accomplish
ments, and much admired. Gen. H. L.
Farloy, Mr. Liddoll Farloy and Maj.
Henry Farloy, of Now York survive
Mr. C. G. Jaogor, aged about sov
enty years, died In Columbia on tho
28th ultimo, and his remains were in
terred in tho Masonic comotory at Now
borry. Ho was a natlvo of Germany,
whoro ho was educated, taught music
In this city, afterwards road taw In the
ofHco of Attornc, B. W* Ball and was
admitted to the bar od practiced his
pr ifosslon succossfw y in this olty. He
was a rast master r. Palmetto Lodge,
\. F. in thi1, ?ity. K? WOfl an able
Ir.-yy , ??ocor plihod t?hoUr, With
at i ' . r as eve? filled a human
b .-n honor 1o his speolea
* , .name! bids attend bin
m dt? v night, hbe 28rd ult, Will
ft*ed RosomO'id had an^en
'stoloontht plan -.lion of
Bon B eedj I I .or. There
v .ln&te "hooting. Whon
V. i/ battle lifted, Koaemond
I w . ? . >? be shot, not seriously, and
.?.. ted A.grs?y Thomas was dead,
? ?!r Jgh tho head. Coroner For
t ? , > jf? in inquest, but the finding
ol 6i?o Jury does not identify who fired
the fatal shot. Tho two men aro in
jail. All the parties colored. It leOUM
that Kosomond sont by Wright to Urn
Ooui t House for, a half dollar's worth
of dispensary and Wright not bring
ing tho stuff or tho monoy tho quarrel
"The Gorgooi.s East"?Opera House.
To-morrow evening, at 8 P. M. sharp,
the great Lecturer, Dr. Wa?sworth.?
For the benefit of the Methodist
church Sunday School. Don't forget,
and if you do forget, then on Th ursday
you will romemfcer to regret.
1 ' (
Please give space for a few lines
from our Community.
There is a great deal of sick
ness in this vicinity. Rev. B. F.
Qarrett has been very sick, but is
convalescent, also Mrs. A. M. Wat
son. Tom. the seven year old ton
of Mr. W. H. Barksdale Is very
sick with pneumonia.
Rev. E. P. Este?, our pastor has
moved into our community aud is
living In the Parrott house. He
preached his first sermon as pastor
to us last Sunday. He delivered a
most able discourse on church co
operation. We grieve at the loss
of our fojmer beloved Pastor,
brother Parrott, but are highly
pleased with the one we have
called in his place.
Mr. Dave Balontine will soon
move to Gray Court whore he will
blacksmith and wood work.
J. M. Monroe, of your city has
moved into this community, where
be expects to farm. Wo are glad
to have him with us again.
Mrs. Mary Barksdale, of your
city is visiting her son, W. H.
Farmers have as yet made but
little show as to work for iho com
ing crop. They have not had much
chance to plow. A few oats havo
been sown since Christmas.
Our long absence from these col
umns is accounted for by old Slo
oum having been sick since the
lourleenth of November, but thanks
to a kind Providence he is able to
be on his feet again.
Married, on the 2lst ult., at the
residence of the bride's father, Mr.
Samuel J. Todd, of this Long
Branch to Miss Lizzie Boyce, of
Cross Hill, and every body wishes
them a happy journey down the
sea of bliss.
There has been more sickness in
this community in the past three
weeks than we ever saw before.?
Al most every entire family has
been prostrated with the grippe.
Charles L. Hairston.a promising
young man has gone from among
us to take up his aboda in Mount
ville. We are sorry to see such,
but our loss is Mountvillc's gain.
Misses Estelle Weathers and Bes
sie Cunningham, after spending the
holidays at home are off again for
their respective Colleges in Green
Uur schools, Oak Grove and
Long Branch are both in a flourish
Our neighbor and representative,
Mr. O. P Goodwin is in Columbia
amending old laws and we expect
him to cover himself with good
deeds, so that when he returns
home we can say, "well done, thou
good and faithful servant."
Our sympathies are with our
friend, Bum Blinker in his recent
loss by fire.
As there wi.l be no politics this
year to bother us, we propose to
give the locals of our community in
a simple and truthful way, and
may be some times a little more.
As we will have no more 16 to i
for four years to come, we remain,
A COMPETENT AND OBLIGING
CLERK STEPS DOWN.
On account of the law directed
against heads of departments em
ploying those related to them by
affinity or consanguinity, within
the sixth degree, Mr. John T. Dun
can to-day retired from the office
of the 8ocretary of State. Mr.
Tompkins is the fathor-in-law of
Mr. Duncan. It is to bo said of Mr.
Duncan that he made one of the
most competent and obliging chief
clerks ever in the State House, and
that it is to bo regretted that ho
has had to retire from office. Ho
has not yet determined upon his
Secretary of Stato Tompkins
has not announced who will fill
Mr. Duncan's place, and for the
present temporary arrangements
will be made, although the suc
cessor to Mr. Duncan has been
chosen.?Columbia Special to News
and Courier, 20ih.
He Administered on his own Estate.
Rev. Mark Boyd, of Nowberry
County, known to everybody as
"Uncle Mark," last year, after he
had celebrated his ninety-third
birthday sued out letters of admin
istration and adtninisterod upon his
own estate before his death, which
has not yet occurred, and settled
on all the business dividing his
property among h|s heirs, and set
Hing every thing by regular pro
cess of law just as though ho was
dead and somo one else was doing
it. "Undo Mark" says ho started
in life with $300 and in settling up
Iho estate ho reserved the same
amount to support him the remain
der of his life and pay his burial
expenses. "Undo Mark" has few
equals in age, religious or business
DEAFNESS CANNOT HE CURED
by local applications as thoy can
not reach the diseased portion o
Iho ear. There Is only ono way t
cure deaf0068, and that is by con
ditutional remedies. Doafncss i
Caused by an inflamed condition o
the mucous lining of the Eusta
oh I an Tube. Whon this tube is in
fiametl you have a rumbling soun
or imperfect hearing, and when
j is entirely closed, doafncss 1s the
resulti and unices imflammatio
can be taken out and this tubo ro
I stored to its normal condition
hoaring will bo destroyed forever
1 nine cases out of ten >^ro caused by
catarrh, which i'-i nothing but a
inflamed condition of tho mucous
Wo will givo Ono Hundred Dol
hiM for ony case of Deafness
(caused by Ofttarrb) lhat cannot I
cored by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Rend for circulars; free.
F. J. Cheney it Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 76 cents.
Don't daily with rheumatism. Pun
your blood and cure it at once by taking
a course of Hood's Sarsaparille.
Organs and Pianos.
I do not bog beg any porson to buy of
me, but If you vaiuo youi dollars, I
will positively savo you many of thorn
on the prlco of a piano or organ. Soo
my Organs and guaranty. They
talk. Call at my photograph studio,
over Bank of Laurens. Don't buy un
til you see what I can do.
L, A. MoCORO.
At this season of the year,*
>\vhen the weather changes soj
'suddenly. Do not let a cough]
Jrun on. It may lead to Ca-<
ktarrh or Consumption. You*
>can quickly cure your cough1
[Red Flax Cough Syrup
The ideal cough cure. Itf
'heals ; it cures. It's the lar-<
>gest bottle of good Cough Sy-J
>rup sold for 25 cents. Try it.
>Trial size free.
laurens Drug Co.
//. IC AI KEN, M. D.,
tj)tF" Store near Post Office.
BRETHREN:?In addition to the
printed matter serit out by our
State Committee relating to our
coming convention, I, as president
of tho Young Men'a Christian As
sociation of tho Presbyterian Col
lege of South Carolina send out
this Invitation, assuring you of a
most cordial welcome in our town.
We invite all Christian young
men of South Carolina, whether
members of a Young Men's Chris
tian Association or not, to meet
with us February 11-1-1 and help us
plan for this Important work.
In behalf of our College commu
nity, our pastors and our citizens
generally, I extend a most cordial
invitation to the Christian men of
our State to moot with us.
Our hearts and homes aro open
Hoping to see you faco to face
and grasp your hand in Christian
fellowship at the gathering, I am
A. V. Russell ,
Pres of Y.M.C.A. of Pres.Ool. of S.O.
Clinton, 8. C, Jan. 15, '97.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Court ol Probate.
Stltt\mOMfor Jlclie/.? C<>>nj>l<(iiit >i<>t
Charlos S. Franklin and W. H. pendy,
as Administrators of the personal
ostatoof Willis J. Bendy, Petitioners
against Francis Bendy, George Den*
dy, Ida Andorson, Earnest Dondy,
Fed Dondy and Bubbor Bendy, De
To tho Defendants Francis Dondy, Goo.
Dondy, Ida Anderson, Kurnost Dondy,
Fed Dondy and Hubbor I)i ndy.
You aro hereby summoned and requir
ed to answer tho Petition in this netion
which is this day tiled in the offlcO of
Judgo of Probate for tho said County
ami to servo a copy ot your answTr to tho
HHid 1'ctitlon on tin? subscribers at
thoir OfnC6 at Lnurons Court House,
South Carolina, within twenty days af
ter thosorvico hereof, exoluslveof the day
of such sorvico; and if you fall to answer
tho Petllion within tho tlmn aforesaid,
tho Plain till' iu this action will apply to
tho Court for tho relief demanded In the
Docembor 18th, A. I).. 1896,
?ALL, 8IMKINSA HALL,
To Earnest Dendy, non-rosldont, Defend*
Please tako notiee that the Polltion
In thil action was tiled In tho oflleo of tho
Judge of Probate for 1.11. County,
Htnto of South Caroliun, on tho 18th
day of Deo. 1890.
I)ALL, SIMKINSA- BALL,
? Plaintiffs' Attorneys.
Attest:?O. G. THOMPSON, j. r. l. o.
Laurens, 8. C, Doe. 21, 1800.- 6t *f
Mr. MokoH b. Teague will'leave
in a few days for Auguata, Ga., lo
attend Osborno Business College.
8uccesa to you Btokes are the
wishes of the community.
Mr. A. J. Smith 1? out ngain this
week with his washing machine
and finds no trouble to sell thorn
after he washes the clothing of u
largo family. It certainly la the
thing for a poor wouiau that has
her own washing to do.
Mr. W. N. Wharton is ut his eld
home with his daughter, Mrs. 1H1
lew, and 1 am glad to state that he
is gotting along very well.
Mr. P. M. Fuller ami daughter,
Mttlo Nellie are getting 80 they
can got up and about again.
Tho grippe ban had this neigh
borhood for several days and nights
hut I am ?lad to see those that had
tho dreadful disease ont again.
Mr. Joo Pinsou and family have
been down for several day;1, but 1
am glad to stato that they are hot
Mr*?. Eliza Fuller is over among
her relatives at Mountvilte and
will leave soon lor th<> "Laud of
Flowers" to spend awhile with her
brother, Dr. Pasl-y and other rela
tives. We extend lo her a pleasant
Farm work is moving <i'<>n^ very
slow at present. The land does not
gel dry until ii rains again, though
the people have plenty to do while
they can't plow stubble and tow
oats. Tho man that has his sei d
oats to buy had belter be a lfttl
?low about sowing right now. Feb
ruary and March are yet t<> come.
Wood mini be in demand at Lau
rons, as J. T, A. Ballew, Esq. is
rundlng his wagons every day.
Your humble writer hears thai
Messrs. L. 0. Wharton and E. F.
Teague are well pleased with Ihoii
jobs in the city by the Oongareo,
Politics are down at a low ebb.?
The people of this section found
out that Bon Tillmnn und his re
form did not amount to much only
to Ben himself. But this ofllce will
be the hist of his existence and be
yond a doubt it will he a blessing
lo the State.
J. T. A. Ballew, Esq. Ims heeu lo
Union to see his mothor and olh< r
relatives and repoi Is that his
mother is much bettor, but Ids
gr ind parents not expected to live,
we are sorry to hear.
February is close at hand and
some body is getting very nervous.
THE BEST WAY TO Ctllti:
Disease is to establish health.-.
Pure, rieh blood means Rood health,
Hood's Sarsaparille is the One True
Blood Purifier. Ji tones up the
wholo system, gives appetite and
strength and causes weakness,
nervousness and pain to disappear.
No other medicine has such a re
cord of wonderful cures as flood's
Hood's Pills are tho besl after
dinner pill; assist digestion, pre
vent constipation. 2."? cents.
if?ft" Mcndh j and Repairing done al
Short notice, and spooial attention given
to watolu s.
W. A. JOHNSON,
Mills & Robertson's old stand
?next door Ben-Delia Hotel.
Slate of South Carolina,
County ok Laurkn.s.
Court of Probato.
Summons lor Relief.?(Comphtinl nol
J. P. Simpson as Administratoroi A na
B.Simpson, dec' !., I'iaintiff aizainst
Samuel A. Barnelt, raabol 13. Terry,
Anna M. Simpson, Iiillia B. Coolen
V. undo B. Thotford, .1 ones I'. Spratt,
Anna spratt and Isabel Spratt, De
To the Defendants above named.
You are hereby sum n ?nod nn 1 re
quired to answer the complain! in II is
action, of which a copy i - tin* day li 0 I
in the ofllce or tha Jnugo of Probai i t' r
Laurens County, nn I I i servo a co ?j > i
your answer to tho Bald complainl on
the subscribers ?t theirofllc >al L ?nen ?
Court House, South Carolina, within
twenty clays after tho Borvico berei f, ex
elusive o( tho day oi ouch Hervice; and
if yon fail to answer tho complainl will -
in tho lime aforesaid, the. plaintiff in
thia action will apply to Iho Oourl loi
thi? relief demanded hi the complaint.
Dated January 25th, A. l>., lsi)7.
O. Q. THOMPSON, J.r.L.C,, [ti.C.]
" SIMPSON & BARKSDALIS,
Plaintiff's At tor no/.
To Samuel A. Bit r no I , Lillia B.C . :..
Zannie Ii. Tliotfo*d, Jarno? P. Spratt,
Anna Spratt rnd Isabel Spratt, lion
resident, Defend ints.
Please take notice that the complainl
in this action was liltd In Iho ofll ? oj
tho Judge ol Probate for Lauren * I' >u .
ty South Carolina ou tho 26th <ia oi
Attest:?O. q. thompson, I.IM..0. ji..s
Laurens, S. C, Jan 25, 1897--<B
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Brome Quinine Tnb
eta. All Druggists refund Lhe inone^
Jri'ii fails toOure. 26o,
fT Vor sale by the Latirens Drug Com*
List of Letters
Remaining In the Poet Office at Lau
rens, S. O., unclaimed, for the week
ending Fob. 1, 1897.
B?Blackwell, J U; Boyle, Edward:
Butson, Mit; Aguess; Backman, J D;
Butler, Miss Lilllo: Barnott, Mllos.
C?Churcbor. Allen; < 'unit's. Dock.
F?Fowl: , J Cleveland.
(J?Ganey. Miss Woathor; Cray, J
Walter: Gcrrett, Miss Jessie; Garrett,
j 1); Curvy, Dansler; Garrett, S t.
J--Jones, John: Johnson, W Y.
M?Moseloy, Hill; McNiuch, Miss
Nannie; Martin, Henry.
8?Smith, A J: Splllor, Miss Chas.
II: Smith. J S ; Stone, F, L.
T- -Tomppoll, Miss Minnie.
VV?Williams, Adallne: Weens, Cbus
t": Wbarton, j W; Warlen, Amy.
FOB THE WEEK ENDING jan. 25, 18i>7.
A?ArrnntK, R L; Adkins, Frank.
B?Bird, Miss Addie; Bishop. Miss
C?Cobb, Mr?, W ii.
D?Davis, Thomas; Davis tlreon.
F?Ferguson, Mis? Martha; Flinn,
il?llickeon. Rev. R L.
K -Kent, James.
M- MoLainb, Charlie ?Moore, Hattie;
Mills, F I).
K?Robertson, Mies Florida; Rhyme.
.1 0 Lr?2.
T?Terry, M i h. j H.
I'crsons oalling for any of above let
lers uill please Bay. "They are adver
tise 1." T. B. Cr.KWs. 1?. M.
the railroad station.
Clflcs and ToWUS Aro Often I n|u.|l\
? ? >i. 1 ?.? .I by Its Appearance.
Tho travolor more often than not
forms his opinion of a town hy his first
impressions. This is unjust, tis he may.
see hut a small portion of it, hut at the
same time it is n fact. A cheap and
ramshnoklo railroad station is a detri
ment and a disgraco to any self respect
ing town. Tho city of Omaha has long
been a sufferer in this respect, until re
cently the people rose in their might
and held a mass meeting to express their
indignation. Hero is tho call as printed
iu tho Omaha World-Herald:
"AND THIS OMAHA? WIM.I., WELL, WBLLl"
Fivo thousand people pass through Oiuabn
every day of tho year. Most of theso pooplo
uro Btraugora to Omnhn, and many of thorn
aro Booking homos and investments In Ibo
west. Thoy hnvo hoard much of Omaha's
growtb, Omaha's business and Omaha's po*.-a
billtios. Wbou thoy roaob tins city, thoy ex
pect to Ken Bomo evidences of tboso things, and
as tho trains puss through tho city they gnzo
outuud a!;..;-.: them. Tho railroads take them
through a gorge which shuts oil' tho 1 est view
of Omaha. And tho only ovidoiicosof Omaha's
growtb, Omaha's bUSiuosa and Omaha's po~si
biliticH is a "union depot" that would lea
disgrace to any way station, a depot that t.H
rooking with tilth, cold as an lcoborg in winter
and scouted in summer by tho rich perfumes
of tho long trains ot refuse that pass It every
Omaha lias borno with this Indignity for 20
ye.us. Omabu has glvi n thousands of dollai ?
for d> pot tuud has boon insulted by a disgrace
ful apology for a mammoth pigsty. Patience
has ceased to 1)0 a virtue, mat the time (IS
C' lino to c< use begging lor tho city's rights ami
make a demand that cannot lie ignorod. ThU
interests every citizen. If you desire even jus
tice meted out to Olliabu, attend tho depot
mass meeting at Boyd'a theater.
Everybody can help. Lend a band on the
Copper From Orcen Water.
One of the most interesting sights in
the great mining town of Butlo is the
prooi ss by which copper is caught from
the i n:> raid colored water that Hows
from the Anaconda and St. Lnwronco
mint s. It is estimated that this water,
Which for four or live years went to
wade, is now briuging tho Auaooudn
company $80,000 a month at u cost of
about $1,000 a month.
At tho present time Rovorul imtas of
ground are covc/cd with woodou vats.
These mo filled with all the old scrap
irou Ihoy can hold. It has pro\ ed a splen
did scheme for disposing of the tons and
tons (d' old iron the company has accu
mulated for 3'ears. Old hoisting cages,
water pipe, wheolbnrrows, railroad iron
?in tact, any old thing that consists of
tin < :? irou?is appropruted to this serv
It is raid for every pound of iron put
in'?? a vat npound of coppor is produced.
Where the water lirst attacks the iron,
tin c< ppov absorbs tho iron completely
within three weeks. After tho precipi
tation is offcoted the water is drawn off
and the slimy copper is transferred to
(mother tank, whore the water is further
drained oft'. Those latter vats hold
about IS tons of tho copper, which now
has tho nppoarailCO of a olayisll sub
stance. This is sacked into packages of
a! .1 lot) pounds. When in this shape,
it is son I to tho smelters in this city.
The product carries an average of Sti
per ecu! pure coppor. The iron remain
in i in it makes a fillO flux, and when
mixed with other smelting ore it is
said to bring the ore up to a value of
about 01100 a ton.
i ho water from tho mines is tho most
profitable product of the Anaconda Cop
per Alining company. ? Anucouda
Why not profit by tho exper
ience of others wiio have found a
permanent euro for catarrh In
I (ood's S i rsaparilla.
i N ohkdi Id NCR to tho provl 1
Ions of tho Ohorler of tho city of
l/.iu"en.-, rtn election is hereby or
dered to b?' hold in said city, <><>
Tuesday (hoOlh day of March, lsi>7,
ut (ho city Council Chambers, for
(ho purpose <>f electing it Mayor
und six Aldermen, who uro to hold
oillco for two years front tho Mon
day following .stu b (diction, until
;lu if nueeossors ahull havo been
oleclofl und quallih d.
Tho polls to bo opened ut 0 a, in.
and close at. 0 p, m, No person
will ho allowed t<> vole unless he
presents to the inniia^ors of oleo
lion certificate of registration,
NOTK IS is lit rcby given (lint
\j. a. Hallo having been nppolntod
supervise-.- (d llcghtratl mi, ull par
lh do i. iiig to Vote must register
with him before 12 o'clock, niorld
i in mi the 127-h <d February, 1807,
Mi us John Grcer, \V. II. Franks
and W. lI.GafroU are horoby ap
pointed Managers ol ISIoctlon.
N. B. 1>I
l <;. Halle, Olork of Council?
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVEa NATIONAL BANK, LA?RENS
Omon oats?Monday and Tivsdayp.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
Summons for Hellof.?Complaint
Wm. Hillary Dondy and Charlos Frank
lin, Administrators of Willis J. Den
dy, George Dondv, Francis Dondy
und Ida Anderson Plaintiffs against
Ernest Dendy, Fed Doudy and Bub
bor Dendy, Defendants.
To tbo Defendants Ernest Dondy, Fed
Dendy and Hubbor Dondy.
You are hereby summoned and required
to answer the complaint In this action,
which was tins day filed In the offlce of
the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy
of your answer to the said complaint on
the subscribers at their office at I.aureus
Court House, South Carolina, within twen
ty days after the service hereof, exclusive
of th? day of SUCll service; and If you fail
to answer the complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for the icliof demanded
in the complaint.
January 4th, in>7.
* BALL, SIM KINS A- It ALL,
To Ernest Dendy, non resident Defendant.
Please take notice that the Complaint In
this action was tiled ill the olllee of tho
Clerk of tho Court of Common Pleas for
I.?miens County, South Carolina, on tho
?Ith day of January, ]s:>7.
BALL, SIM KINS A HALL.
Attest:?J. lMlOLT.c.c.e.i'. i. e. fi-.s.)
Laurens, s. c, Janus.j 1807.
jjl|p of all kinds go to
U DRUG STORE
J. B. PAUK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina,
t&tV Special attention given to the in
vestigation Of titles and collection of
The Auditor's Office will be open
from the 1st day of January to the
20lh day of February, ISO", to re
ceive returns of Personal property
for luxation in Lnurons County.
[I will savo much time to tax
payers, also greatly facilitato the
work of the Assessor, if every per
son before leaving homo will make
mit n oiupleto list of every item of
pors mal properity in tho following
order: Morses,Cattle, mules, sheep
ind goat.-', hogs, watches, organs
and pianos, buggies, wagons und
carriages, dogs, merchandise, ma
chinery und engiin h , moneys, notes
,md accounts above indebtedness,
and nil other property including
It Is always required that the
Auditor ?.:ct lIm ftrstglvon name of
iho Inxpnyer In full.
Under tho hoad of place of resi
dence on tax returns givo the
All male citizen between tbo
?gi s of twenty-one and sixty years,
on (hoist day of January, except
lb who urn incapable of earning
i support from being mained or
Irom other eausos tiro doomed
: \ l)!<> poll) (eonlodorato veterans
And every taxpayer Is required
lo give the number of their school
Aller Hi.--nib day of February
iu i\ fifty per cent, penalty will bo
attached for failures to make re
In ovoty community (here aro
pi . ons who cannot rend or that do
not Inko n newspaper. Those more
fortunate may do such persons a
, .it favor by telling them of tbo
llmo to make returns or by return
ing for tbeiii.
Tho assessing and collecting
I axes is all llono in the same year,
nid wo I in " lo aggregate the num
bi r and value of all horses, mules,
cattle nnd other pieces of personal
properly, us well as the ueres of
land, lots and buildings and their
value, :h tl there i i In this County,
,iiiil Im vn the fi in1;* on file in
Comptrolh r General's office bj tbo
30 th of June of each year and
Irom that llmo to tho lirsl day of
October tho Auditor and Treasu
rer's d'iplieafo littvii to l>o com
pleted und nil abstract of the work
in tho Comptroller's offlco by that
lime, which will t how at a glance
(hat the Auditor has no timo to
tako rot urns, or anything else
much between tho I-1' (lay of
March and tbo 1st day of October
but i\ork on the books and tbo
blanks. Wo hope therefore that all
taxpayers will mako their retuns
John it. FJNLEY,
Dec. 1, 1806?tf.
To The Public
I'i mi Ibis date 1 will be in my
office only on Saturdays until I get
tin. ugh visiting the schools In tho
county. L. T. H. ?ANIKL,
Jan. 25, 1897. Co. Supt. Ed.