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General R. E. Loo, his son, General
G. W. 0. Lee, and now William L.
Wilson as president of the Washington
Lee University at Lexington,Virginia,
says the Greenville Nows. Three great
Virginians; the first greatest in war,
tho last greatest In peace and all three
great in the hearts of their country
A Charming Affair.
Miss Eloiso Wright entertained a
number of her young lady friends with
a f> o'clock tea yesterday afternoon at
the residence of Mr. S. J. Simpson on
East Main street. Tho beautiful home
was transformed into a vlaion of rare
loveliness and tho exquisite and appro
priate decorations lent a festive charm
to the happy occasion. Thoso who
were so fortunate as to be present aro
indebted to their charming young
hostess for a most delightful afternoon.
Early Gordon, my son, fifteen years
old, dark color, with scar on right tem
ple, left my premises on Christmas
eve. Supposed tn be at Spartanburg
or Chester. Any information about
his whereabouts will be g'adly re
ceived by the undersigned. A suitablo
reward will bo paid.
Clinton, S. C.
I take this method of annonncing my
candidacy for tho office of Mayor at
the ensuing municipal ejection and re
spectfully ask your support.
P. B. Connor.
February 2d 1897.
Tho last meeting of tho Pension
Hoard for 1897, will bo held at Laurens
C. IL, on Monday tho 22d day of Feb
ruary, 1897, for the purpose of consid
ering new applications. Those on the
roll need not apply.
J. D. Mock, Chairman.
Laurens, S. C, Fob. 5, 1897.
Candidate for Mayor.
I hereby osk the suffrage of every
voting citizen of the city of Laurens for
the office of Mayor at the election to be
held on March 8, 1897.
W. H. Hiciiey.
Do you ever cook? Did you ever cook
on Sunny South Stovj. S. M, & B. H.
Wilkes & Co. gives you a guarantee
that you need not bo afraid of. Thoy
pay tho freight.
For all Drugs at prices to suit low
price cotton go to Dr. Posoy's Drug
Headquarters for best values and low
ert prices in clothing, fhoes, hats and
Staple dry goods.?J. R. M'otor & Son.
NOTICE.?A lot of Jersoy Cows
fresh to milk for sale by
T. R. DeSRIKLDS,
Laaford, s. C.
There is considerable rush goini* on
at the stores of 8. M. &. E. H. Wilkes
& Co. on account of tob in rugs. .'$00
from 50 cents to $14.90. 50 rolls of mat
ting from 12 cents to 50 cents per yard.
Freight paid $10.00 and up.
When you aro ready to buy Rugs we
request you to see S. M. & E. H. Wilkes
A Co.'s line short length carpeting PvUgs
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 8hort-longth Carpoting and
Just what you want "Sunny South
Stoves" at prices that will command
your consideration. Sold only by S. M.
A E. H. Wilkes. Wo pay the freight.
Find us under tho Bon-Dolla. Mako
your own trade?namo your own terms.
Wo proposo to bo ready for a splendid
lino of spring dainties.
Davis A Roper.
When you are ready to look for tho
good things that you may considor ne
cessary for your "house" soe S. M. A
E. H. Wilkes A Co.'s line. Thoy aro
"Honse Furnishers" from kitchen to tho
parlor. Dolivered free.
We will bo back at our old and splen
did stand on tho corner. In tho mean
whilo our damaged stock must go to
our old customers at tho lowost prices.
Davis & Ropor.
Do not allow your system to get
weak and debilitated. It is easy to
keep well and strong by tukinfc
Why sulTor with Coughs, Colds an|
LaGrlppo whoa Laxative BROM?!
Qninine will cure you in ono day. -4
Does not produco tho ringing in thk
head liko Sulphate of Qulnino. Put ub
in tablots convenient for taking.4
Guarantecd to cure-, or money r4
fundod. Price, 26 cents.
For sale by Hill & Martin. ,
Court of Sessions.
The Soeslons Court did a heavy busb
]a?il8 We6k toward8 bearing the
John Miller, colored, convicted of
manslaughter In killing Spencer Simp
son, a white man, was sentenced to
servo fifteen >oars at hard labor in tho
State Ponotentiary. When the sen
tence was pronouuced ho seomed
shocked add stunned, as It were, but
His Honor had split the difference be
tween two years, the minimum, and
thirty years, tho maximum, for this de
gree of homicide. Ell Childs and
Eowis Watts were acquitted of murder.
i?8S ??d luok* Whon the Solicitor
called his witnossos ho understood all
as answering, but it transpired after
ward that some one had answered for an
absent sick witness for tho State, and
her absonco was only dlscoverod whon
called to testify. Tho accident or de
sign oporated favorably for tho De
fendants, for otherwiso tho case would
not have boon ontorod upon. So, it
may be hotter to bo born lucky than
H. D. Suttles and Allon Riddle
pleadod gullity to violation of tho Dis
pensary law and got $100 or three
months on tho chain gang.
John T. Medlock ploaded guilty to
larceny and roceivod as a douclor of
fifteen months on chain gang.
John Simpson, fifteen months ou our
roads, for larcony.
Wobstor Fisher, guilty of larceny
got a like doso of handling Laurons dirt
In tho caso of John Booker, a col
ored boy, murder, clearly a caso of ac
cidental killing of another colored
boy, tho Solicitor after tho evidonco
was out consented to a verdict of "not
Until Thursday morning a great
crowd packed tho court room, and
standing room was scarco, but by noon
of that day tho "scrougo" was not so
great and a seat in tho great room was
practicable. Hefore noon on Thurs
day the caso of tho State against Will
Wright and Ned Rosoman, colored,
was entered upon for tho homlcido of
a little colored girl, Agnes Fowler.?
It was in somo features peculiar.?
Wright und Roscman fought with pis
tols on the night of tho 23rd of Jan
uary:, Agnes was an inmate of the
house of Wright with othors; after the
smoke of battle had cleared, tho lamps
lighted, (which In tho niolco had been
extinguished), it was found that Agnes
had boon shot through tho head and
killed. Both the combatants wo-o In
dicted, the question left to tho Jury
who shot tho fatal shot, tho battlo
being largoly fought between tho coun
sol for Rosoman and Wright.
In tho case of the State against Will
Wright and Ned Rosemond tho Jury
after deliberating all night long In
their room, had at 9 A. M. Friday,
a good breakfast served them by Shor
iff McCravy and announcing that thoy
had failed to agree were discharged.
Tho old barbarism of allowing a Jury
nothing but water and air and light
until tney agreed upon a verdict has
On Friday last at 9:.10 A. M. tho case
of the Stute against Charlie Allen, a
colored boy, about 18 years old, charged
with burning tho barn of Mr. W. H.
Workman, was entered upon. There
were soveral preliminary motions
made by Defendant's counsel, and
among them to change the vonuo and
move the caso to another county In
the circuit, all of which were over
ruled. Tho caso was givon to the Jury
at 5 P. M. and at 8 thoy returned a
verdict of guilty. Tho Defendant was
represented by Mr. Colo L. Bleaso, of
Newberry, whilo tho hands of the
Stato were held up by Solicitor Soase,
lion George Johnstonc, of Newberry,
and Messrs. Johnson & Richoy.
Later, on Saturday morning a new
trial was granted Charlie Allon. Will
Johnson was put'upon trial for burn
ing tho dwelling of Mr. Workman.?
It was finally agreed that Allen and
Johnson would plead guility to arson
charges with recommendations of
mercy by the Jury. Whereupon each
was sentenced to fifty years ih the
Pcnetcntiary at hard labor. They aro
colored men each aged about twenty
Thero was very little business for
the civil side of tho Court and tho
Juries were discharged on yostorday.
Judge Watts will adjourn tho Court
finally at noon to-day.
The State Printing.
Wo have no pecuniary interest in
the State public printing. Wo have
no friend who desires to put In a bid,
but the argument of tho Register, that
lotting tho work to tho lowo?t bidder
is not economy, won't hold water.?
Wo agreo with the above statement.
We have no interest In tho public
printing and no interest in any con
cern that may desire to do It or bid on
it, but it is no argument to say that
one establishment has gono to the ox
pen-o to do It and therefore should
have it. There may bo othor print
ers that would bo willing to go to the
expense if thoy woro glvon opportu
nity to bid on it. , That is not a inattor
for the Legislature. It is a pretty
good job and is certain pay. It seems
to us that tho State might savo somo
money by letting tho work to tho lowest
bidder and at tho same timo socuro
efficient service?Newberry Horald
Right Thin 4 in tho Right Place.
The Hon. Walter Hazard submitted
a petition signed by tho members of
the Dar and officers of the Court re
questing that tho Court bo oponod
with prayor each day. In conformity
with this resolution the Court was
opened on Tuesday morning with
prayor by tho Rov. L. O. Royal.?
For building material?Brick, Lime
and Lumber, apply to
J. C, Elliott.
A few days ago sfcys tho Carolina
Spartan, F. and I. II. Cantroll were
sitting together at Cantroll's shop
front. A frlond when passing said:
"Wo'.l, hero aro two brothors that
have boon horo a loug tlmo." Mr.
Fioldon Cantroll said: "Yes, and thoro
aro throe moro of us. Wilson Is 85
yoars old. Ono of thorn Is living In
the Wost. When I was nearly 30 yoars
old I know such boys as you, who aro
now on tho old list too." Such aro the
Cantroll toys. Tho youngtost of
thorn Is moro than sovonty yoars old.
Tho host antl-olgarotto bill is tho
maternal slipper applied early and of?
Brick, Lime and Lumber for sale
by J. 0. Elliott.
Would bo chcorfully paid by almost
any ono who has Catarrh to bo cured.
You can be cured for loss than half
that money by taking (B.B.B.) Hotanlc
Hlood Halm. Head tho following oor
CATAKHM OP TICK BEAD 0UR8D.
1 cannot refrain from tolling you
what a glorious modlclno you nave.
For two yoars my mother has suffered
with a sovcro catarah of tho hoad and
ulcerated soro throat. She rosortod to
various remedies without offect, until
sho used Hotanlc Blood Balm (B.B.B.),
which cured hor catarrh, and hoalod
hor soro throat.
W. A. Pappcr, Fredonla, Ala.
ForsalobyTho Laurons Drug Co.,
and all other Druggists.
Short-length Carpoting at a bargain.
I Como eeo our prleos. S, M. & E. H.
j Wilkes & Co.
CONCERNING THE PEOPLE YOU
LIKE-ITEMS GATHERED AT
THE DEPOT-NEW BUILD
INGS GOING UP.
Mr. O. W. Garrett spent Sunday in
Mr. Babb will rebuild at once his
store rooms recently Injured by Are.
Mr. J. T. Langston, Jr., has a new
house going up over in Brooklyn.
Hon. J. Perry Glenn, of Anderson,
was In the city on Friday last.
Mrs. M. V. Dorroh, of Greenville, is
on a visit to relatives in Laurons.
Mr. A. B. Kay, of Pickens, is in the
oity, on a visit to Mrs. Beeks.
Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming and children
left for Duo West on yesterday to visit
Misses Lydie and Claudia Irby aro
staying this week with relatives in
The friends of Ex-Solicitor D. U.
Duncan aro glad to soe him in the
Mrs. S. 8. Farrow and Miss Suo Far
row aro visiting relatives in Charles
Mrs. J. W. Clarko arrived at home
last Tuosday after an absonco of sovo
ral weeks In North Carolina.
Mr. Young Vance has returned from
Louisiana whore he has beon in busi
ness for tho past four months.
I Ions. George Johnson and William
Munro, were in attendanco on tbo
Court last week.
Mrs. Martha Boyd visited relatlvos
In the city of Greenville during last
Mrs. J. T. Johnson returned to hor
homo In Spartanburg onyostorday after
spending sovoral weeks with relatives
In tho city.
Mrs. W. Li Harris, of Toxas, after
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kirk
Taylor of this city for sovoral weoks,
wont *o Abbovllle on Saturday.
Wo learn of several valuablo horses
dying recently In different sections of
the county with something like blind
Mr. C. B. Bobo, who purchased tho
old Nicholson placo on Main Street a
fow months ago, Is having tho lot
graded for the eroctlon of a handsome
Mrs. W. O. Pron?88 returnod to her
homo In Boaufort on yesterday after
spending sovoral weeks with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Garrett of
The Y. M. C. A. Convention which
convenod at Clinton, during last week
was eminently successful. Distingu
ished strangers attended. Tho hos
pitality of tho citizens of Clinton is
highly spoken of.
Ex-Adjutant and Inspector General
H. L. Farley, who has been unwell in
Columbia for somo tlmo has beon re
moved to a city hospital. His old army
comrades in Laurens hopo for his early
rostoratlon to health.
One of Mr. James T. Crews' flno set
ter pups sent him from Philadelphia
last fall by Mr. W. W. Colkot, died
last week of distemper. Tho pair was
very promising and the business mana
ger of The Advertiser laments his
Union has a sensational scandal in
volving the charge against a promi
nent wnito citizen with arranging to
sot his business houso on tire, which
might have oaused a damaging conflag
ration. Vigilance of tho police averted
At Yorkville, on Sunday night, thero
was a jail delivery of thirteen prison
ers Including Reese and Luokio under
sontonco for life imprisonment for mur
der. An appeal was pending In the
case of those two men. Reese had
monoy and planned tbo escape, and
nodoubt had outside assistance.
Tho rosult of tho voto for tho Presi
dency as countod on Wednesday by tbo
Congress Is as follows: McKinley 271;
Bryan 170; Hobart 271; Sowall 149;
Wat?on 27. So Vice Prosldont Stov
erson declared McKinley and Hobart
duly oloctcd and they will accordingly
bo sworn In on tho 4th day of Maren
and tho oath of oillce Is tholr inaugu
Invitations have boon sent out for
the marriage of J- S. Moore, of Co
lumbia and Miss Floronce Elliott, of
Boaufort, Thursday tho 18th Instant at
II a. m. The many friends of Mr.
Mooro congratulate bim on this happy
event. Miss Elliott is a daughtor of
Colonel William Elliott, mombor of
Rov. H. R. Mosoloy, a promtnont
Baptist minister, who recently
accoptod a call to Florenco In this
State, was most heartily received by
all tho people in that city. Mr. Mose
loy is an old Laurens boy, tho son of
Col. George F. Mosoloy, formerly
Sheriff of this county, now of Green
ville Many friends of Laurens watch
with Interest the fortunes of those
former good citizens.
Full of honors and years cx-Judgo A.
P. Aldrlch, died at his homo, Barn
woll, on tho 12th of this month. Ho
was olghty-threeyoars old. Born in
Charleston, in early lifo ho removed
to Barn well, where no lived tbo lifo of
a nob'e Carolinian. Ho was a soldier
In time of war and filled high civil
positions In tbo Stato throughout his
long career. IBs lovo of his State was
a passion. As an oxamplar of oxalted
citizenship his memory should be chor
ishod in all Carolina,
A Fatal Unnau ay.
At olovon on yesterday morning the
tragic death of Edwin Cook was tele
phoned horo from Maddons Station.?
It Hooms that tho young man was driv
ing in tho dirootlon of Laurons when
tho horsos took fright and ran throw
ing him from tho wagon which passed
ovor his head. Edwin Cook was a
bright young follow about twonty
years of ago and tbo son qf Mr. John
0. Cook, ofCross Hill, who has syrapa?
thotlc friends throughout tbo county
in his affliction.
Solicitor Tliomns 8. Sense
Tho Court just closed was this gon
tleman's first official visit to Laurens.
Ho will never oncountcr a moro fuller
or more difficult Sessions than con
fronted him last wook. Considering
this fact ho mot tho occasion woll, and
whon that natural modesty which is
tbo best evldonco of ability and worth,
has been ovorcome, he will show him
self an ablo representative of the
For estimates on building material
bo sure and call on
J. O. Elliott.
NOTICE.?Ths Cross Hill Graded
School publishes a noat newspaper
twice a month. Subscription Is twenty
flve cents. H. &. Nabbrs.
What Lauron? Boys aro Doing.
A Joint debate between students of
the South Carolina College was had at
the College on the night of the 12th in
stant, the question being: "Resolved:
That the United Statee should recog
nize Cuba as an Independant State."
The Euphradians held the afflramative
and Olariosophlcs the negative, the lat
Here Is what the Register says of
the Laurens boys:
Mr. G. L. Johnson of Laurens opened
the debate for the affirmative. He
made a review of the history of Cuba
from the time of Columbus to the
present, picturing the state of oppres
sion and cruelty practiced by the
Spaniards from the earliest timo. Ho
then took up the question of interna
tional law and contended that the re
cognition of Cuba independence would
be in accord therewith.
Mr. J. J. McSwain, of Laurens, next
eamo forward, representing tho nega
tive. He made an earnest plea for tho
laying aside of hasty enthusiasm and
shortsighted sentimentality and urgod
that this was a cause worthy of a most
careful consideration, a profound de
liberation and a just decision. News
paper rumors wore unreliable, of
which the one fact of Maceo's oft-re
ported death was proof conclusive.?
Then Mr. McSwain argued the ques
tion from tho standpoint of our national
precedents, tho danger of incurring a
war with Spain, our duties at home
and of the folly of recognizing an in
surrectionary faction of a government
as an Independent State.
At an electon on the 12th inst.,
the following were elected as In
tendant and Wardens of this town
for the ensuring year: J. G. Wil
liams, Intendant; W. M. Miller, P.
H. Madden, W. T. Auslin, M. T.
Our people approve of the ad
ministration of the above council
by unanimously re-electing all of
them. They have rerved us well
for several years and we are not
willing to change.
Dr. W. E. Goddard and family
have removed to the new Court
House over the river, Greenwood,
and while we regret to part with
them we congratulate Greenwood
upon the valuable accession.
It gives us pain to announce the
death of C. H. Goodwin who died
on the 8th InHt. Mr. Goodwin had
been living in our midst for some
years and had endeared himself to
all who knew him. He was born
in tho town of Edgefield sixty
seven yesrs ago, served in the Lost
Cause as a faithful soldier and
many of his old comrades will
weep when they hear of his death.
Mr. Goodwin was nover married
but leaves many relatives and
friends to mourn over his grave.
Johnnie Loo Pearce, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Ponrce, of Water
loo, died at tho homo of his par
ents July 11, 1896, at the age of
fourteon years, seven months and
Bix days. For a number of years
the dear little fellow was afllicted
with epilepsy, which malady put
an end to his life at the time rela
ted above. His soro affliction
bound him closer to the hearts of
his parents, and when his spirit
was freed from its prison house of
clay and his little form was laid
beneath tho sod tho blow camo to
the loving hearts of father and
mother with intense severity.?
But the hour of their bereavement,
a thought as sweet as Heaven
blunts tho odgo of griof and makes
thoir sorrow loss burdensome to
bear?tho thought that when he
went ho loft his afllictions here,
and now unhindered and untram
meled ho has entered upon a bright
and beautiful existence in a realm
whoro there comes no sorrow, no
sioknosa, and no death.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be tilled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
Tho boon His love had given,
And though the body moulders hero
Tho soul is safo in Heaven."
Of Bailey School for the month
First Grado?Davenport Mi lam,
Eugene Brown, Estello Ram age,
Lossio Martin, James Martin, Er
Second Grado?Pearlo Temple
ton, Anna Tompleton, Bessie
Brown, Lafayette Kamage.
Third Grado?Grace Tompleton,
Mattio Adair, Pluss Brown, Car
roll Tompleton, D. Tompleton,
Fourth Grado?Florence Ram
ago, lassie Adair, Ljlla Adair, Beu
|ah Tompleton, Joseph Rowland,
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
by local applications as they can
not roach the diseased portion of
tho ear. Thore is only one way to
euro deafness, and that is by con
stitutional romedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of
the mucous lining of the Eusta
chian Tube. Whon this tube is in
flumen you have a rumbling sound
or imporfect hearing, and when it
is entirely closed, doafness is the
result, and unless imilammation
can bo takon out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever;
nino cases out of ton aro caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of tho mucous
We will give Ono Hundred Dol
lars for any ease of Deafness
(caused by catarrh) (hat cannot bo
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.?
Send for circulars; free.
p. j. Cheney a Co., Toiodo, o.
Sold by Druggists, 75 cents.
Don't dally with rheumatism. Purify
your blood and cure it at once by taking
a course of Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Organs and Pianos.
I do not beg bog any person to buy of
mo, but If you valuo youi dollars, I
will positively save you many of them
on tbe. price, of a piano or organ. See
my Organs and guaranty. Thoy
talk. Call at my photograph studio,
over Bank of Laurons. Don't buy un
til you soe what I can do.
L. A. MoCord.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine 'Pall
ets. All Druggists refund the money
if it fails to Cure. 26c.
For sale by the Laurens Drug Com
At this season of the yeai\j
Kvhen the weather changes so<
[suddenly. Do not let a cough*
un on. It may lead to Ca
tarrh or Consumption. YouJ
lean quickly cure your cough(
[Red Flax Cough Syrup
The ideal cough cure. IlJ
Hieals ; it cures. It's the lar
gest bottle of good Cough Sy-i
|rup sold for 25 cents. Try it.
kTi ial size free.
jLaurens Drug Co.
H. K. AI KEN, M. ?>.,
Store near Post Office.
WARNED TO E AT SPARING LY
Every housowifo has experienced
that delightful pleasure of being
caught scantily prepared at meal
time and a number of unexpected
guests on hand lo provide for.
Recently such a situation pre
sented itself to ?. lady in this city.
Turning over in hor mind tho con
dition of the larder, sho decided
that tho supply was sufficient il
the members of hor family would
curb their appotitosand (ho unbid
den guests were not ravenous.
Taking her seven year old son
aside, she said:
'Now Johnnie, T want you to bo
a good boy, and remember this, eat
sparingly, and don't ask for a sec
ond of anything. Mind that, and
I'll seo if your father won't buy you
At dinner tho lady was so busily
engaged in measuring things and
figuring out xvhother tho quantities
would bo sufficient that little
Johnnie was entirely neglected.?
For a long time ho struggled be
tween his craving for food and his
fear of losing tho bicycle.
At bod naturo obtained tho as
cendant and ho walked out to (ho
shame of his mother and tho in
formation of the guests, Say,
mamma, how can I cat sparingly
if I don't get nothing to eat at all ?
? New York Herald.
lieautifnl Sea Shells.
Every one admires them. Since
coming South I havo received nu
merous inquiries from Northorn
people for sea shells, and now I am
prepared to answer yos, I can send
you shells, for I havo made quite
a collection of lovely shells, both
from our own coast, the coral roofs
and some lovely ones from the
West India Islands. I will mail
a dozen or more different kinds,
no two alike, to any ono who sends
a stamp for postage.
Mas. P. A. Warn Kit,
NO ROOM THERE,
'How did you come to movo out
of that Hat?'
' Well, you sco wo wanted to givo
the baby room to cut his teeth.'
Mark Twain, tho humorist, is in
London, and is in financial
straights. 8omo yoars ago ho was
a rich man, but lost all his means
in the failure of his publishing
house of which he was a member.
To our many friends and customers
wc oxtond thanks for past patronage,
and promlso to push our business with
renewed zeal and energy, that wo may
merit a larger share of patronago In
the futnro. Wo hope that this may be
a happy and prosporous year with all.
J. R. M1 nt Kit & Hon.
WHERE GENARAL JOHNSTON I
From tho New York Sun.
Corinth, Mis?. Feb. 10.?I re
cently made a visit to the battle
field upon which the Confederate
commander, General Albert Syd
ney Johnston received his death
wound 35 years, ago. A vetoran
who had served as captain in the
Ninth Illinois regimout during the
war had been at tho place for the
purpose of raising a memorial, as
ho said, uovor tho men who had
stayed there.'' He says that Gen
eral Johnston was shot about
twonty paces in front of tho regi
mental colors of the Ninth Illinois,
and died thero among tho killed
and wounded who fell before com
pany K which was at tbe extreme
left. "So," said the veteran cap*
tub), "I have become convinced,
after all theso years, that It was
the tiro of my own color company
of tho regiment, then commanded
hy Lieutenant Colonel Alexander
G. Hawos, that ended the career
of the Confederate Commander,
who was then regarded as tho host
strategist and boldest general in
the sorviee of the Confederacy.''
A number of Confederate vete
rans who were examining tho bat?
field when the former captain of
tho Ninth Illinois regiment was
there, wore agreed as to tho iden
tification of tho spot.
It will be remembered that at
? ho timo of the battle, the circum
stances of the death of General
Johnston was concealed and his
body was borne from the battle
field without the knowledge of the
troops by whom he hud been slain.
THE ADVICE OF EXPERT ENGE.
'Do you know anything about
buying crockery for the house?'
The man with the bald head
looked at his questioner pityingly
1 A little,' he said, at last.
?You've tried it, have you?'
' I have.'
?Then you're just them in I want.
You too, I need a little advice in
regard to n dinner set.'
'You may put It down ns an in
controvertible truth,' said tho man
With tho bald head oracularly,
?that the only advice in that line
which is of the slightest value is
contained in three words.'
Don't try it. Don't let your en
thusiasm and self-confidence per
mit} on to make tho mistake of
your life. Just give (ho money to
your wife.'?Chicago Post.
A tired stomnch is very much
like a sprained ankle. If you suf
fer from any of the symptoms of
dyspepsia, your stomach is tired.
It needs a crutch. We must re
lieve it of all work for a time, or
until It is restored to ils natural
Strength. To do Ibis successfully,
we must use food which is already
digested outside of the body, und
which will aid the digestion of
other foods that may bo taken with
it. Such a product is the Shaker
Shaker Digestive Cordial.
The Shakers have utilized the
digestive principles present in
plants for (he manufacture of (his
article, and its sue-ess has been
truly phemonennl. You can try it
for tho nominal sum of 10 cents, as
sample bottles are sold by all drug
gists at this price.
LiAXOL is the best medicine for
children. Doctors recommend it
in place of Castor Oil.
Taxpayers of Sullivan Township.
There will bo a mooting of
taxpayers <>f Sullivan Township <>n
tho 17th instant at '2 o'clock p. in.
at Tumbling Shoals for tho pur
pose of conferring togothor in re
gard to tho railroad tax voted hy
tho township to construct a rail
road from Augusta to Greonvillo,
S. C. All taxpayers arc urged to
conic out, as it is a matter of groat
importance t<? tho township.
G. l\ Smith.
Feb. 10, L897.
. T u;. ? \ "W I)
?sV - %
(9* Mending and Repairing done nt
short notice and special attention given
W. A. JOHNSON,
Mills cc Robertson 's old stand
-next door lien-Delia Hotel.
Sale of Notes ami Accounts,
By virtue of an order of Court of
Common Picas for Lftlirens county,
I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, on Thursday, B'cbrunry, loth.
iNo7, at |2 o'clock at Lauicns C.
II., 8. C, nil the notes, accounts,
books and cll08C8 in action now in
my hands as Receiver of J. T,
II. W. Amorkson ,
February 2, 1807.
Clipping** from HoncaPath Chronicle.
Dr. L. 8. Fuller a well known
travelling man of Laurons was here
last Friday. Dr. Fuller Is one of
the most popular men who visit
Capt. H. Y. Fuller, who has been
intending to go to Cuba to help In
the struggle for liberty, has boon
forced to abandon the trip on ac
count of ill health.
J. Y. Pitts, of Brewerton, who
has been quite sick but was thought
to bo improving, has suffered a re
lapse, and his condition is very
Mr. Daniel Mitchell an aged ami
highly esteemed oltteen of Lau
rens county died at the homo of
his son last week, and was burled
at Poplar Springs ehureh. lie was
a man of high character and liked
by every body.
Mrs. Kiturah Bolt, who for a
number of years has made her
homo In Indian Territory, return
ed to her old homo in Laurens
county, a few weeks ago, and was
taken sick soon aftor her arrival
and died last Sunday night. She
was a noble Christian woman and
her death is a sad blow to her
MY NEIGHBOR TOLD ME
About Hood's Sarsaparilla and
advised me to try It?This is the
kind of advertising which gives
Hood's [Sarsaparilla tho largest
sales in tho world. Faiend toll
friend that Hood's Sarsaparilla
cures; (hat itgives strength, health
vitality and vigor, and whole
neighborhood u30 it as a family
Hood's Pills act easily and
promptly on the liver and bowels.
(Hire sick headache.
A scries of very Interesting revival
services arc being conducted at the
Methodist church hero for tho past
week, at which the Rev. J. M. Stead
man, of the Cumberland Street
Ohurch, at Charleston, has most ef
fectively beon ministering with elo
quent discourses. He has been ably
ussisted by an ex.'client choir and tho
beautiful voice of Mr. O. P. Curry, of
Laurons County. A number of now
members have been added to the
'hureh through these ministrations.?
Beaufort letter to News and Courier.
Dashaway?Hollo, Undo Jasper, l
haven't seen you for a long time.
Uncle dasprr?No, sah. De fact is,
['so so sh ?bby dat 1 kinder hate t'
pear'fore 'spectacle folks.
Dashaway?Well, now, uncle, if I
mould offer you the choice between a
?0od glass of whiskey and a pair of
trousors I've got up stairs, which
would you take?
Undo Jasper (scratching his head) -
Well, boss, daf a powerful hard nut to
track. But 1 'pee' if 1 had dat glass o'
tvhtskey firs' 1't be dat good 1 could
dooute you inter givuV me dat pair of
pants, sah.?Harlem Life.
I licks?Tell me frankly, when
?hnootheboro gets to telling his army
experiences don't you sometimes wish
110 was dead?
Wieks?The ideal No, indeed, but I
SOmotlmes wish that the war had oc
curred fifty years earlier. ? Boston
The Saving Hanks are proving any
thing but savings institutions.
YOUNG MEN'S TICKET.
P. 11. CONNOR.
C. II. LioPKii,
II. IS. Gray,
L. S. Pui.i.ku,
15. A. SUM.ivax,
K. P. MoGowan,
S. L. Kussici.,
for mayou :
C. B. Hobo, J.O.C. Rlcming,
1). E. Burnett, II. E. (fray,
F.P.McGowan, 15. A. Sullivan.
W. R. RICH EY.
K. II. Wilkcs, M. S. Kennedy,
L. S. Fuller, [. S. Bennct,
C. 15. Bobo, C. H. Roper.
People of Laurons I
I have opened up a large Harness
and Saddlery business in the in the
storeroom next to J. II. Sullivan's,
du Main Street. 1 manufacture all
of my Harness and sell them
cheaper than you can buy this
shoddy Not them harness which is
put up by boys and girls that have
no knowledge of the business, I
have been working at the business
for .jo years, and can make any
kind Of Harness from $2.50 up to
$500.00. I work from three to live
harness-makers all the time, and
can make anything you want that I
have not ;4ot in stock, but I always
keep a large . lock of everything in
my line on hand. I sell OIIO grade
of harness at $7.00 complete, that
if you can buy elsewhere in Lau
rens for the same money I will
make anyone that does it n present
of a set. I sell all of my goods on
twelve months guarantee if any
thing gives away I will Iix it for
nothing. I also do all kind ol re
pairing.it reasonable prices, ('.ill
and get prices and examine my
stock of goods.
I have a trace attachment that I give
away with every set of harness that is
worth 111 many cases from $*>0 to $100,
11 is a pal tont fastouor to kcop the trace
from slipping off of tho singletree.
N'ou can't buy them from any one but
me n> I have the right for this county.
I sell them at I? cent- a pair or - pairs
for 26 cents.
t',' Highest prices paid for Hides.
The Laurens Harness Co.,
B. B. HUGGIN, Proprietor.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTE
The Boston Transcript mentions
tho natatnrium artesian well at
Fort Worth, Tox. (the one drilled
In 1891) as being the largest flowing
well In existence, Its capacity being
741,000 gallons per day. The Trans
cript further nays that tho Bourne
(England) well, which has a flow
of about 500,000 gallons In 24 hours,
was the greatest well ot tho kind
prior to striking tho great flow at
If the referenco works In our
possession are to bo relied upon,
and they aro all standard publica
tions, tho Bourno and Fort Worth
wells are both pygmies, compared
with tho ?'gushers' locatod at Pussy
and Crenelle, France. That at
Pussy has had a steady flow of 5,
600,000 gallons per day for more
than half a century, while the ono
at Grenelle, which is a Parisian
suburb, bus averaged 881,884 gal
lons por day overv day since Aug
ust, 1841.?St. Louis Republic.
Stop at tho now cash store and save
money, A dollar saved is a dollar made.
Quick salos ami short profits is our
motto. J, R. Minter Ss Son.
Parties having business with tho
Coroner please telegraph or phone to
Ball iS; simkins, Laurous, who will
communloato with the undersigned at
Ora, S. C.
m, 11. Ferguson,
Co.-onor, L. C.
Jau. 1st, 1807.
Slate of South Carolina,
County ok Laurkns.
Court of Probate.
Summons for Relief,?(Complaint not
J. P. Simpson as Administrator of Anna
E. Simpson, dee'd., Plaintiff against
Samuel A. Barnett, Isabel E. Terry,
Anna M. Simpson, Libia B. Cookroll,
/. undo B, Thetford, .lames P. Spratt,
Anna Spratt and Isabel Spratt, De
To tho Defendants above n... md.
You aro hereby summoned and re
quired to answer tho complaint in this
action, ot which a ropy is this day filed
in the office of the Judge of Probate for
Laurens County, an I to servo a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscribers at their office at Laurens
Court House, South Carolina, within
twenty days after the service hereof, ex
clusive of the day of such service; and
if you fail to answer tho complaint with
in the time aforesaid, tho plaintiff in
this action will apply to the Court for
the re ief demanded in the complaint,
Dited January 25tb, A. 1)., 1807.
O. g. Thompson, j.i\i..c., [u.c]
SIMPSON & MARKS!)ALE,
To Samuel A. Bamolt, Liilis B. Cockell,
Zinnie B. Thetford, .lames 1'. Spratt,
Anna Spratt and Isabel Spratt, non
Please lake notice that the complaint
in this action was filed in tho office of
the Judge of Probate for Laurens Coun
ty South Carolina on tho 25th day of
SIMPSON & UARKSDALE,
Attest:? O. G. Thompson-, j.p.l.O. [l.S.]
Laurens, S. 0., Jan. 25, 1897?tit
State of South Carolinas
County of Laurens.
('our! of < 'oinnion Pleas.
Summons for Relief.--Complaint
Wm. H illary Dcndy and Charles Frank
lin, Administrators of Willis .1. Don
tly, George Dondy, Francis Dondy
and Ida Anderson Plaintiffs against
Ernest Dondy, Fed Dondy and Bub
bor Dondy, Defendants.
To the Defendants Ecnost Dondy, Fed
Dcndy and Bubbor Dondy.
You are hereby summoned ami rcquirod
to answor the complaint in Ibis action,
which was-this day Mod hi tho office of
tho Clerk of this Court, and to servo a copy
of your answer to Ihn Haid complaint on
the"subscribers at their office nl Laurens
Court House, South Carolina, within twen
ty days after the scrvlco hereof, oxclusivo
of the day of such service; and If you fail
to answer the complaint within the time
nforesaid, tho plaintiff in thb aution will
Spply to ilio Court for the relic: demanded
in the complaint.
January lib, i^itT.
" BALL, SIMKINS Si IIA LI?,
To Ernest Dondy, non resident Dofondaut.
Please take notice that the Complain! In
thi> action was Mod in tho office of tho
Clerk <>f tin- Court of Common Pleas for
I.aureus County, South Carolina, on (ho
Ith day of Jauiitirv, 1^*7.
BAI.I..si.MKINS a HALL,
Attest: -J. F. BOl.T,< e. e. e. 1. > . 1. s.
l.aurcns, S. ('., January lib, |s;?7.
of all kinds 00 to
J. I*. PA It K,
Attorney al Law.
LAUKENS, - - South CAROLINA,
Special attention given to the in
vestlgation of titles and collection of
DR. W. H. HALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
ok kick DATS?Monday and Tuesday b.