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LATJRENS, 8. O., Fob. 16, 1897.
The Gonoral Assembly drags its
slow length along. One membor said
in connection with adjournment that
there were a hundred Important bills
on tho calODdar. This was a Columbia
man who would bo pleasod at a por
petual session in that city: It Is as
tonishing to find how much legislation
Is needed, how poorly In tho recent
past our statutory wants havo been
neglected. There is hardly a con
ceivable subject on which somo one of
tho 170 legislators has'nt a Bill.?
From .a groat rail road to a package of
cigarettes, we havo hundreds of
"Bills", the Billy Goat excepted. Tho
session will overlap tho birthday of tho
Father of His country, which lsalogal
holiday from llolligoland to Pugot
Sound, and our Solons may rest from
their arduous labors,
Tho Solons aro popular, "out-of
aight." Invitations havo boon oxteudod
to visit Clemson College, and also
Charleston, and tho great bier ships
now boloagurlng that ancient city. A
great flght was made on the Bill to im
pose a stamp tax of 25 cents on a pack
age of clgarottes, but It Is llkoly to bo
como law. One man suggostod that
Jim Corbott, who knocked out Sulli
van, was a cigarette smoker. Hero Is
danger of more work for tho Attoruoy
General and possibly Assistant Counsel.
A stout fight Is being mado all along
the lines against the Stato Collogos,
but likelihood of poor headway. $750
is asked for to repair tho Governor's
Mansion. This socallcd Mansion re
quires annual patching . Tho occupants
are awful follows on window panes and
the Hke and tho keys aro gono whon a
now occupant comes. But tho com
mittee on Stato House and Public
Buildings must have something to do.
The Solons ore to go to Charleston
on free passes to see tho big ships and
Incidentally tho city. They aro to ex
curt the harbor and tho visit will be
on tho 19th Inst. Mr. Cushman of tho
House moved that on that day tho mem
bers receive no pay, but this was killed
dead, on tho ground that they repre
sented tho peoplo while making tho
visit and they could toll the people at
home what mighty big guns Uncle
IftSjAsand all about how big the
B** look In their toggory of
BlQW gracefully "Old Glory"
Bklsses the breeze. The vote
Recorded. A resolution wa6
HPvieU the Clemson boys on tho
This w/'ll go Into history as the
A separate coach bill for blacks and
whites passed the House, but has to
run tho gauntlet of tho Senate
In the Sonate a Bill to make tho
sending of children to school compul
sory was slaughtered.
Hero are some of the items of tho
Appropriation Bdl and will give tho
reader a taste of what goes with tho
taxes we havo been paying to friend
Mook and hereafter will hand over to
Militia $10,000, Attorney Gonoral
litigation fund $2,500, South Carolina
College $25,000, Winthrop $.'10,000,
Citadel $20,000, Colorod Stato College
$15,000, eurrent expenses of Hospital
for Insane $100,000, deaf, dumb and
blind $18,450, Catawba Indians $800,
claims $4,000, supervisors registration
$15.000, public printing $20,000, public
lights $2,000, pensions $101.000, phos
phate commission $5,000, State Agri
cultural and Mechanical Association
A nice question, who should pay the
expenses of the procoduro of forming
new oountlos was raised by tho Bill of
Mr. Miles, of Spartanburg. There
can be no doubt but those seeking new
political segregation should pay tho
exponso and it will bo probably so sot
tied. For sovoral years the public
printing, ono of the most exponslvo in
cidents of the Stato Government, has
been awarded by tho General Assem
bly by private contract. A BUI to
give it to the lowest bidder is ponding,
and this is sound domocracy. It is sug
gested in answer to this view that tho
Legislature is competent to make a
contract, but in fact th ; Legislature
does it through a commlttoe and
three or five men or less In fact mako
the trade. It should bo let out to tho
lowost bidder, that there bo no sus
picion of favoritism and jobbing.
We trust that our criticism'upon our
Legislators is not unjust. Thoro Is a
deal of hard common sense In tho Gen
eral Assembly. Tho troublo consists In
the introduction of many l!l considered
Bills, which aro duly killed, but this
requires timo and entails large ex
pense in printing. We tako groat
\ pleasure in noting that Wallace,
Goodwin, MeDuniel and Smith havo
not crowded tho calendars with bibs
?Plfifcly to see their names perpetuated
on tho .Journals.
Uncle f-arn's armada passing to Char
leston had a hard exporlonco off Hat
terns on tho 5th and 6th of Fobruary.
It was a sovore test of seamanship and
eeaworthlnoss of the great ships. Sov
oral of the bravo tars were lost and tho
''tight vessels strained, but tho object of
the visit was mimic war. Tho storm of
battle is a thousand fold worso, if they
. should havo to tackle such a foe as
Nelson and his mon that Englarid ex
pected to do their duty.
The secret sessions of tho United
States Senate aro no longor seoret.?
Senators find it profitable to deal with
nowspaper reporters. Or "pitchers
Experience proves the merit of
Hood's Seraaparilla. It cures all
forme of h,ood diseases, tones the
stomach, builds up the nerves.
Representative Barclay, of Charles
ton, has presented a polished Steer's
horn to representative Josh Ashley, of
Anderson, and the f?ft is noted by the
great dallies. It Is a sign of pleasant
relations between the two great sec
tions of the old State. Then it being
a ''steer's born" has a masculine savor;
being "polishod" Is a hint to Ashley's
constituency; then a "horn" is a hint
to blow your own horn. All in all,
gift, giver, and giftee, tho incident is
pleasant to record, and we take pleas
ure in oxtending its publicity.
Such democrats as Mills, of Texas,
and Vest of Missouri aro not willing to
glvo to the States a monopoly of tho
whiskey trafllo In tho States. They
say upon the same principle the Stato
could monopolize tho traffic in dry
goods, cotton and tobacco. Senator
Tillman, howovor, was very manly
in acknowledging that ho assumed
the responsibility of the principles In
volved. A man may bo whipped to
day and llvo to win to-morow. Somo
will live to see.
The vote of South Carolina was
counted on Wednesday last without ob
jection. Murray, tho colored repub
lican Congressman, discouraged by
tho Northorn republican leaders failed
to come to time. It is a good sign for
tho South Carolina democrats.
Variety is tho spico of lifo, but it
seems that Charleston got more than
she wanted In Cissy Fitzgerald, a va
Tho men of war of Uncle Sam are
having a hard time of It In theso pip
ing times of poaco.
There aro deadlocks in various
States In choosing United States Sena
tors.- And so there are dead ducks.
It Stands To Reason
that ao,000,000 bottles of a
medicine could not be sold
unless it was good, honest, and
did what was claimed for it.
Here are the facts about
4 Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S f
In 30 years 30,000,000 bottle?
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 o.' ap
petite. Dyspepsia, Headaches,
Congtipatton, 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 best
is by using the tried and true
Dr. Clark Johnson's
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
90c' per bottle; all druggists.
Will bo let to the lowest responsible
bidder tho building of a now bridge
across Rabun creek at Blackwell's pond
on Thursday, the 18th day of February,
at 11 o'clock a m , with the right to re
ject any or all bids.
JAMES DOWN 10Y,
Feb. 3d, 1897?16?2t
To The Public.
From this dato I will be in my
ofllco only on Saturdays until I get
thi?ugh visiting the schools In tho
county. L. T. H. Danikt.,
Jan. 25, 1807. Co. Supt. Kd.
Will let to lowest responsible bidder
the reparino; of the bridge across Saluda
River, at Watts' Ferry, on Wednesday,
the 24th day of February, at 11 o'clock
a m., with the right to reject any or all
Feb. 3d, 1897?16 -3t
The public will find me in the Super
visor's Ofllce every Monday and Satur
day. Parties having business with the
oilier can always find mo present on
thrsodays. JAS. DOWNEY.
Feb. 4, 1897?15?3m.
State of South Carolina,
County of LaURBNs.
Court ol Probate.
Summons/or Relic/,-?Complaint not
Charles S. Franklin and W. H. Dendy,
as Administrators of tho personal
estate of Willis J. Dendy, Petitioners
against Francis Dendy, Ceorgo Den
dy, Ida Anderson, Karnest Dendy,
Fed Dendy and Hubbor Dendy, De
To tho Defendants Francis Dondv, Oco,
Dondy, Ida Anderson, K?mest Dendy,
Fed Dendy and lluhhor I) ndy.
You are hereby summoned and requir
ed to answer tho Petition in Huh Hctioi
which is thIh day died in tho oltico of
Judgo of Prohato tor tho said County
and to servo a copy ol your answer to the
snid Petition on tho subscribers tit
their otllco at Liurens Court House,
South Carolina, within twonty dsys af
ter thoservlco horeol, oxchiHivool'tho day
of such sorvico; and if you fail to answer
tho Pet n ion within tho time aforesaid,
tho Plaintiiriu this action will apply to
tho Court for tho roller doinanded In the
December iHih, a. D., 1800,
HALL, SIM KINS A BALL,
1'i.i 1111 m Attorneys.
To Earnest Dondy, non-resldont, Defend
Pleaso take notice that the Petition
In thlM ,iet em was llled in the office of the
Judge of Probat? lor Lsurons County,
State of South Carolina, on the 18th
day of 1)6?. WHi.
ball, SIM KINS At BA ll,
Attests?O. G. THOMPSON, j. r. 1.. c.
Laurens, S. C, Doc. 21, 1896.?flt
People often wonder why their nerves are
so weak; why they get tired so easily;
why they start at every alight but
sudden sound; why they do not sleep
naturally; why they have frequent
headaches, iudigestiou and
Palpitation of the Heart.
The explanation Is simple. It Is found In
that impuro blood which is contin
ually feeding the nerves upon refuse
Instead of the elements of strength and
vigor. In such condition opiate and
nervo compounds simply deaden and
do not cure. Hood's Barsaparllla feeds
the nerves pure, rich, red blood; gives
natural sleep, perfect digestion, self
control, vigorous health, and is the
true remedy for all nervous troubles.
Is the Ono True Blood 1'urlfler. ?1; six for $5.
Prepared only by C. t. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
?j j? r>?iu cur0 Liver Ills; easy to
HoOd S PillS take, easy to oporate. 2?C
Will be let to lowest responsible bid
der the repairing of the bridge at Mo
Daniel's Mills, across Reedy Itivcr, on
Wednesday, the 17th day of February,
at 11 o'clock a. in , with the right to
reject any and all bids. Also at same
time and place the repairing of the
bridge across the branch between Mc
Daniel's Mill and Mrs. Martha Owens's.
Supervisor for I.aurens County,
Feb. ffd, 1807?10?2t
IN OBEDIENCE to the provis
ions of tho Charter of the city of
Lnurens, an election is hereby or
dered to he held in said city, on
Tuesday the 9th day of March, 1897,
at the city Council Chambers, for
the purpose of electing a Mayor
and six Aldermen, who are to hold
ofllco for two years from Iho Mon
day following such election, until
their successors shall have boon
elected and qualified.
Tho polls to be opened at 9 a, in,
and closo at 5 p. m. No person
will bo allowed to vote unless he
presents to the managers of elec
tion a certificate of registration.
NOTICE is hereby given that
L. Q. Rulle having boon appointed
Supervisor of Registration, all par
ties desiring to vote must reglstor
wilh him before 12 o'clock, merid
lun on the 27th of February, 1897.
The qualifications for a voter is
that he shall have resided two
years in tho State, one year in the
county and four months in the
town, ami also to possess a regu
lar State election eertiflre.-.'.c as gvi
jd&nCo of his being a qualified elec
Messrs John Greer, VV. H.Franks
and W. II. Garrett aro hereby ap
pointed Managers of Election.
N. R. DIAL,
L. G. BALtiFJ, Ol . k of Council.
Should lie iu every family Bant ? ? ?
medicine Chest and every BLrftr ? I I 4%
traveller's grip. They are I I aS
Invnlunlilu when tin: Btomncli ? ? ?
is eut of orderi euro hcmliiclie, biliousness, ?n<t
all llvor troubles. Mild auU eilklont. 25 11 Hi:..
BIG FIRE SALE
sgaa icoNTiNUEs.| sgaa
Soven men busy waiting on tho Custoinors. Tho groatost opportunity ovor offered you to buy
Goods CHEAP. Our outiro Stock of
iu this Sale?Got Prices at once. Seo tho lino of 75cts and $1.00 Pants; Boys' Suits all going.
Boxes broken up but good shoos all tho same at tho biggest, Bargains over offered. Now is your
time. Just tako tirno to como and seo for yourself. You can afford to buy and keep thorn until
you need them.
Whole Stock must go at once. Spot Cash
No Goods Charged to anyone.
DAVIS & ROPER.
LAURENS, S. C, Jan. 21,1^97.
' TO THE PUBLIC,
For the next Thirty Days
we will sell at cut prices:
Overoats, Blankets. Shawls,
JLaprobcs, Wool Jeans and some
Job lots of Shoes.
J. R< MINTER & SON.
Of Sell' 'tncnl and Application
Jor Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the 23rd day
of Feb. 1897,1 will render a linal
account.of my acts and doings as
Administrator of the estate of Mary
E. Spencer, deceased, in the
ollicc of Judge of Probate, for
Lnurens county at 11 o'clock
A. M., and on the name day will
apply for a linal discharge from
my trust as su h Administrator.
All persons having demands
against said estate will p'easc pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
L. P. ARMSTRONG,
Jan. 15, 1897-41
I will make Laurens my home
horoaftor, and can bo found at Chit
dross' I if iiMr.i, where I will ho pleas
od to servo the public in my capa
city as Veterinarian Surgeon. I
mako specialties of Castrating
Rklgllng Horses and Old Stallions,
removing fungus growths, warts,
M. F. KENELEY.
Nov. 0, 1896-tf
Petition for Homestead.
Notice 1h hereby givon that Caroline
Meadows has applied to mo by potc
i ion for a homcstoad in tho personal
effects of Whitrnorc Moadows, de
John P. Bolt,
Ol c. c. p. Li c.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms in Laurons Coun
ty at soven (7) per cent, intorcst. Long
time. Reasonable terms.
Simpson & Barksdale,
Jan . 4, 1807?3m. Attorneys,
All persons having accounts*
with us will call and settle same<
at our office over J. R. Mintcr
L. E. BURNS & CO.,
ULaurens, S. C.j
bottled under .he
"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. Petersburoh. Kv. Cincinnati, O
(Old Price ?21.OO)
For an Oak Suit Furniture with Large German Bevel
$gg^Glass, Hand Carved (not Band sawed carving)
DELIVERED FREE AT YOUR DEPOT
9 Days Of?iy.
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Frieght Paid. House Furnishers.
Laurens, S. C, Jan. 25th, 1897.
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