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W. W. BALL,
LAURENS, S. 0., Fob. 23, 1807.
At last, at last, tho main buslnoss for
which the Legislature was Invented
has been reached?to mako appropria
tions- This will bo readily appre
ciated; tho poor old State has to live
and sho lives by nutrlmont?the taxos.
Sho has many mouths, tbo public
schools, tho deaf and blind, the groat
hospital for tho unfortunate Insane,
that covers acres upon acres, and Is
filled with unfortunates, the Gov
ernor and Judges, and Sollet
ltors, who look after tbo rascals,
tho hundred and Bcvonty Legis
lators with $4.00 per day and mileago,
tho colleges for boys and girls, tho
Professors, and a hundred Incldonts,
. all, all havo to be paid and kept firmly
on their pegs without tottering. This
it is to be civilized and keep up with
what thoy call tho procession.
Rut to dotulls. The cigarctto bill
has boon killed. Many of our poor
farmers over In tbo eastern part of
the State are raising tobacco, and
their interest should not bo legislated
against. Bcsldos, wo must glvo up
sumptuary laws or give up calling our
8olves Domocrats. That torm?demo
crat?wo tear, Is made to cover a mul
titude of sins. There will bo no Dls
ponsary legislation at this session.?
Things, in this regard, will remain
statu quo?good onough. Tho dispen
sary and the interstate commorco ar
tlclo will remain In competition. Gov
ernor EUorbc sent a message calling
attention to an act which requires pub
lic scaloa to bo kopt In the Clerks of
fico, which ba9 boon disregarded.?
This shows that tbo Governor under
stands what ho Is thero for and prom
ises well for tho farmer Governor. A
groat fight was made upon the Stato
Collogos, o3pooially upon the South
Carolina College. This was the most
absurd of all tbo fights?It Is purely a
Stato Institution?in which the poor
est taxpayers havo an ownership?It Is
tho people's Institution, if wo havo
any. It la a College, supported out and
out by tho peoples money. Tho strug
gle turned upon a poor boy or girl get
ting free tuition?a matter of $10.00
per annum. Glvo tho poor boy a
chance for a higher education, and do
not fasten him down to tho pickings of
an old fiold school. There Is always a
small coterie to fight tho Stato Col
lego and largely on denominational
grounds. It ought to bo remembered
? and novor bo forgotton, that this Col
lego graduated McDiiffio and Preston,
O'Neal and Wardlaw and Plnekncy.
It ought not to be forgotten that White
ford Smith, the great Methodist ora
tor and preacher, Thorn well and
Palmer of tho Presbyterian church,
and that noble gentleman and Chris
tian, James Carlisle, of WolTord, camo
from this College of tho people. Tho
Citadel got $20,000, Winthrop, the
Girls Collcgo $25,000, and the South
Carolina Collogo, $21,000. Clemson
gets tho privilege tax and the govern
mont appropriations and the farmer
boys are all right. We noto with
pride that tho Laurons dologatlon
stood up like men for broad liberal
principles, maintaining tho character
of tho county for a hundred years.?
Attorney's co9ts havo been agreed to
bo restored and tho Bill will likely
pass. This will do away with the
present practice of putting into a note
tho clause to pay 10 per cent, addi
? tlonal If It is collected by suit?a great
hardship on tho borrower and amount
ing to ten or Ii f ty times tho old costs bill
Tho Stute tax will be 5 mills and a 3
mills school tax. Our county tax will be
21 and tbo railroad tax 3* additional.
So, our lovy Is about as usual. Tbo Bill
to repoal tho antl-frec pass bill which
had squco/.ed through the IIouso got
Its quietus in tho Senate. Wallace, of
Laurens voted squarely against tho
bribery dodgo. In the dobato somo
one said a Judge had bought a 1,000
milo ticket for a dime?but tho namo
of tho Justice did not transpire. (His
namo should go into tho almanac.)
It Is law now to authorize tho Sheriff
to purchase and keep b'.ood hounds
(Now listen for McCravy's horn, if you
ploaso.) A 9tringont act has been rati
fied against carrying concealed wea
pons. Prom this time forward the
warlike Inclined will havo to carry a
winchostcr or breach loador In the
Tbo salary of the Supervisor of Lau
rona has been fixed at $000. Tho Board
of county commissioners of this county
aro authorized to employ a clerk at a
maximum salary of $100
On Thursday tho entiro shebang
. from tho Governor down, of all the de
partments, tho Sonate, tho Representa
tives, tho officials, tho pages, their
wives, their children, their "uncles,
their cousins and their aunts," and
the entiro population of Columbia, the
suburbs and all tho country rounda
bout, took advantago of tho froo ride
to old Charleston and when thero went
down to the sea In ships to see the
mighty licet of Uncle Sam just outside
tho bar, Thoy had a glorious greeting
from the good citizens of the old town,
and on board had a monster froo lunch,
with claret p?nch, rum, X X X, and a
nameless catalogue of lovely liquids
answoring not to the description of
Harris Lithia nor any other Lithia.
While tho good passengers rode tho
waves Bacchus was atloat abovo to
give that courago that bids dolianco to
Kol us and Noptune and all tho winds
that these mighty rulers can *ot ago
ing It wafc an all round tlrst class out
ing. We hush up on tho free pass is
The Houso has agreed to adjourn on
next Saturday, the 27th. Yesterday,
being the anniversary of Washington's
birthday, was a ; legal holiday and
it would have bAen sacrlliglous to
work on such a day?even to pull an
ox out of the mire. So It is doubtful
If adjournment will be had on Satur
day. Wo havo livod upon a levy on
the State's assessment, of one hundred
and sovonty millions and the phoB
phato royalty for the last twenty
years. Hut now wo nocd much more
money. Wo want dainty disbc3, claw
hammor coats, oporatle music, high
kicking, bon-bons, diamond?back
torrapln and other delicacies. A Bill
Is introduced (snd will occupy this
week and may-bo more) to tax In
comes and impose licenses on all
business and avocations. Wo glvo sam
ples as follows: a license to bo paid on
clrcusses, and Pullman cars of $500;
every avocation then from banker to
to butcher Is required to pay a license;
all corporations, rail roads, banks and
Insuranco companies, then, unincor
porated business, as morchants, hotels,
cotton glnners and tho like, Tho book
agent Is grabbed and his license is
lixed at-The lightning rod fellow
and tho sowing machine man, and the
clock man, and tho venders of stoves,
are duly honored; the canvassing clock
man, must hold a receipt for $100.00;
barbers chairs get off light at 50 cents:
and tho b'oody butcher at $1.00.?
(How chanticleer will crow and the
razor back pig curl his tail and
squoal with joy.) Hero you aro
poanut dealers (with stand on street
$1.00); milk shakos and Ico cream sa
loons, $2 00; alas, the swoot girls); and
so forth. The bill will excite gt'eat In
terest and will probably not pass. It
Is well, howovor, that tho Bill has been
introduced. It will direct the atten
tion of our pooplo to the study of the
principles of taxation. One foaturo of
the bill is to tax Incomes in oxcess of
$2,500. This will catch tho olevon Judges
and tho Governor, and thon everything
ol80 will dodgo. In France, If you or
der n dinner at a restaurant, you can
got tho bill of particulars, as one slico
bacon, ono potato, one egg, pinch of
salt, one shako of tho pepper box, one
toothpick. Tho boys will bo wolcomo
And now they say that Cleveland
will study Theology, if tho soon-to-bc
agaln cx-Presldont should give up his
gun thon comes tho jubilee of the
ducks. And many of the socallcd
democrats will loso occasion to quack.
At Clinton, a tall, ?darlc, Intel?
luctual looking gentleman ap
>roached us with a kindly smile
ind introduced himself as the Rev.
Mr. Parrott. We knew not what
:hurch he was of, but at a glance,
we saw in his face and smile and
manner that he was a man you
might call Brother." So. invol
untarily and intuitively we r.d
dresscd him as "Brother." It was
the pastor of the Baptist church of
Clinton. And our intuition had
not misled us. He was a man to
tie to and call Brother. And in the
assembled Convention, a little later
on, when he delivered Clinton's
welcome to that body and to all
visitors, we found out that "Broth
er'' Parrott's head was as lich in
lore as his hearts is in love. So it
'Brother Parrott" now. And
one of these days, John Lake and
the Chronicle are going to pull
"Brother Parrott" down to Edge
field and show him what Edge
field can do for those whom she
loves.?J. T. Bacon in Edgeileld
IF but not more so than the quickly
* advancing diseases caused by
had blood I More people die
from failure to take simple
healthful precautions than from
lawless people. The first sign
F may be a weak, tired feeling,
9 lack of energy, dizziness or
headache. DON'T neglect that
sign 1 It's easier to prevent than
cure. Get at once
Dr. CLARK JOHNSON'S
? It's the best blood remedy. It's a
cure, not for a day or a week, but
a ptrmantnt cure, prompt and
sure. Over ao,000,000 bottles
? 50c. per bottle; all druggists. <|
YOUNG MEN'S TICKET.
P. B. CONNOR.
C. H. -Roper,
Ii. E. Gray,
l. s. Fuller,
B. A. Sullivan,
P. P. MoGowan,
C. B Bono.
I'ou mayor :
C. B. Hobo, J.O.C. Fleming,
D. E, Barnett, H. E. Gray,
F.P.McGowan, B, A. Sullivan.
L. S. Fuller, J. S. Ben not,
C. B. Bobo, C. H. Roper.
H. E. Gray, J.W.I lendcrson.
C. W. Tune, F.P.McGowan,
C. B. Bobo, J.O.C.Fleming,
A. Huff, T. E. Todd,
Prove-tho merit of Hood's Sarsaparllla ? posi
tive, perfect, permanent Cures.
Cures of scrofula In severest forms, like
goitre, swelled neck, running sores, hip
disease, sores lu the eyes.
Cures o( Salt Bheum, with its Intense Itching
and huruhiK. scald bead, tetter, etc.
Cures Ol Holls, Pimples and all other erup
tions due to Impure blood.
Oures <>( Dyspepsia and other troubles where
a Kood Btomaob tonic was needed.
Cures of Bheumatlsro.waere patients were un
able to work or walk for weeks.
Cures of Catarrh by expelling the Impuritic"
which cause and sustain tho disease.
Cures ?f Nervousness by properly tonlngaud
feeding the nerves upon pure blood.
Cures "1 That Tired Peeling by restoring
strength. .Send for book of cures by
To 0. I. Hood Bt Co., Proprietors, Lowell, Mass.
. . aro tho best after-dinner
IlOOll S PlllS pills, aid digestion. 25c.
To say that Clinton, S. C, is
alive?on her feet?in the fore
front of the procession will not half j
express it. Clinton is not only one
of the most enterprising and pro
gressive, but also one of the most
beautiful towns in our State. And
withal, Clinton is learned, refined,
polished, hospitable, godly. We
are deeply, distinctly undisguiscdly
in love with Clinton. As a dele
gate to the annual Convention of
the Young Mens' Christian As
sociations of South Carolina, last
week, wc saw and knew Clinton
five days. And Clinton has con
quered us?captured our heart?
our love.?J. T. Bacon, in Edge
IN OBEDIENCE to the provis
ions of the Charter of tho city of
Laurens, an election is hereby or
dered to be held lu said city, on
Tuesday the Oth day of March, 1897,
ut the city Council Chambers, for
the purpose of electing a Mayer
and six Aldermen, who are to hold
office for two years from the Mon
day following such election, until
their successors shall have been
elected und qualified.
The polls to be opened at 0 o\ m.
and close at ft p. in. No person
will be allowed to vote unless he
presents to the managers of elec
tion a certificate of registration.
NOTICE ib hereby given that
L. O. Balle having been appointed
Supervisor of Registration, all par
ties desiring to vote must register
with him before 12 o'clock, merid
ian on the 27th of February, 1897.
The qualifications for a voler is
(hat he shall have resided two
years in tho Btate, one year in tho
county and four months in the
town, and also to possess a regu
lar .State election certificate as evi
dence of his being a qualified elec
Messrs John Greer, W. II. Franks
and W. II. Carrolt are hereby ap
pointed Managers of Election.
N. B. DIAL,
E. G. BALLE, Clerk of council.
BIG FIRE SALE
5g5?3 ICONTINUES.il SE2&?
Soven men busy waiting on tho Customers. Tho greatest opportunity ever offered you to buy
Goods CHEAP. Our ontiro Stock of
?D Mj mm rM? ?? W
in this Sale?Get Prices at once. See tho lino of 75cts and .$1.00 Pants; Boys' Suits all going.
Boxes broken up but good shoos all tho saino at tho biggest Bargains over offered. Now is your
time. Just take timo to come and 800 for yourself. You oau 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, 1897.
TO THE PUBLIC,
For the next Thirty Days
we will sell at cut prices:
Ovcroats, Blankets. Shawls,
La probes, Wool Jeans and some
Job lots of Shoes.
J. R MINTER & SON.
Tim public will find me in (he Sn|-.??r
viHor'ri Office every Monday and Satur
day. Parties having business with the
office can always lind me present on
these days. JAS. POWNKY.
Feb. 1, 1807?15?3m.
DR. W. II. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
opnoii dath Monday and Tuesday?.
J. J*. PAUK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
UW>' Special attention given to tho in
vestigatlon of titles and coileetion of
I will make Lnurena my homo
horeaftor, und can be found at Chil
dress' Stables, where I will bo pleas
ed to servo the public in my capa
city as Veterinarian Surgeon. I
make specialties of Castrating
Ridgling Horses and Old Stallions,
removing fungus growths, warts,
M. F. KENELEY.
Nov. 9, 1890-tf
Petition for Homestead.
Notice is hereby glvon that Caroline
Meadows has applied to me by potc
tion for a homestead in the personal
effects of Whitmore Meadows, de
John F. Bolt,
c. c. o. 1'. l c.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms in Laurons Coun
ty at seven (7) por cent, intorost. Long
time. Reasonable terms.
Simpson & Barkbdale,
Jan . 4, 1807?3m. Attorneys.
All persons having accounts4
with us will call and settle same<
|at our office over J. R. Minter &J
L. E. BURNS & CO.,
Lnurens, S. C.i
bottled under the
"Red, White and Blue"
label an; 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.
FRIUHKRG & WORKUM, Distillers,
Lynchbukg, O. Petkrsburoh, Ky. Cincinnati, O
(Ohl Price $21.00)
For an Oak Suit Furniture with Large German Bevel
Glass, Hand Carved (not Hand sawed carving)
DELIVERED FREE AT YOUR DEPOT
9 Days Ooiy
SUNNY SOUTH STOVE.
S.M. &E.H.Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Jan. 25th, 1897
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