Newspaper Page Text
Subscription PMce 12 Months, $1.00
FA Y A Mi 10 IN ADVANCK.
W. W. BALL, EDITOR.
Hut oh lor Advertising. Ordinary Ad
vertiHoinentH, por snuiiro, ono inser
tion, |1.00| oaeli subsequent insertion,
Liiberal reduction made for largo Ad
W. W. HAI.I,,
LAUKIONS, S. 0., June :!(>, 18i)7.
Victoria's Diamond Juhillcc.
The gala week, having its head
quarters at London, memorializing the
sixtieth anniversary of the reign of
Victoria, culminating in the great
celebration of Tuesday last, passed
with transcendent eclat. There has
been nothing approxlnating its splen
dor in all the ages. No country has
ever existed eomparab'e in extent of
dominion and power to that of the
"British crown." That in wisdom, In
science, in commerce, in liberty and
happiness, her subjects are blessed be
yond the nations of ttio earth is not
duo to Victoria actively is beyond
question, but at the same time, it is
equally true, a prince or a half dozen
princes upon the throne, of ambi
tion and aggressive temper, and the re
sult might have boon the reverse of all
As a fact all the world honors Victo
ria, all the world sent greetings to her
and nor people The overwhelming
ovation is largely due to its practica
bility, to the fact that to day inter
communication between antipodes is
easier than botween adjoining States
and provinces a century ago. The
brotherhood of mankind is more
nearly realized than ever in the long
past. Steam and harnessing the
lightning are making all the world to
be kin. How far Sheba travelled to
experience the wisdom, and the might
and the glory and the majesty of
Solomon will never be known, as her
country and her home can never be
located. If a Sheba had visited Lon
don on Tuesday last she may have not
encountered in one personage the wis
dom her ancient majesty found in tho
great monarch of Juda, but the wealth,
the pageantry and the might imper
sonated in the metropolis of the world
on Tuesday last has not had its
parallel in the history of the ages.?
Mankind arc not kindly disposed to
v lisb: they are land-grabbers.
Ivo and absorbers of tho
hd conquerors of nations; they
Continents and proceed to take
the sun forever shines upon the
?bandard and that standard is
i rampant. Out the sins of
on arc not charged to a wo
queen. The world has con
to love her. The God of the
\as thought fit to extend her
e reign to three score years
r, and on Tuesday last more
ids lips pleaded for blessings
jbr, than ever before went up
psannahs to the ruler of all.
peadyisni -Or What Else.'
Court of inquiry organized by
governor' and Commander-in
to investigate and report the
Of the College grounds rumpus
he State militia has concluded Its
s and submitted its conclusions to
Governor. It finds as fact that
I ts, the Adjutant General, was
>ly an inspection ollicer by law,
that Col. Wilie Jones, the ccm
.idant or his Adjutant should have
located the field for tho maneuvering
/of tho troops and that this was not
'done. It furthor finds that Col. Jones
/ neglected and failed to inform Watts
,' of the very material fact, that tho mil
/ itla were not entitled to the grounds,
I whon that fact was in possession of
f. Col. Jone tovl Col. Jones alone. We
?peak of facts as found bj the dis
tinguished Court. Notwithstanding
these findings, the Court proceed to
recommend a published "reprimand"
of Watts, tho reprimand of one poor
private and the dismissal of another
from the glorious privilege of serving
in tho militia of 'our grand old State."
There has not been such a blundering
NON-sequitur?thero has not been so
self-contradictory a conclusion as hor
found between ascertained facts and
conclusions. A child, the merest ass,
may understand that the unfortunate
collision resulted upon the withholding
of tho facts as found from Gen. Watts,
the reviewing officer. The Court may
bo strong n its personel and ccmparcd
to tho fiel?? from which His Excollency
had to choose, but Jublter himself
nods and nodoubt the Court felt the
hypnotic inlluence of the big dailies of
that great capital city, Columbia, who
acorn to delight in tho lilllputian pro
portions of Watts compared to their own
enormous dimensions. Governor 101
lerbo after he has waded through the
_ .184 pages of fool's cap, if he has a head
loft, will wc assume, see the absurdly
contradictory character of the facts
found and the recommendations of the
Court. So scolng this, should end the
matter. But certainly tho General
Assembly will be competent to digest
tho voluminous testimony and trium
phantly vindicate Watts.
Mr. Latlmor (Dom. S. C) asked
unanimous consent to have considered
a bill declaring a State capable of en
tirely controlling tho liquor trahic.
This, Mr. W. A. Ptono (Rep,. Pa.)
said was an outgrowth of n local fight
in South Carolina, in which tho courts
had mado a decision, and was not a
6roper matter for consideration by tho
[ouse. Ho objected to its considera
Certainly, Mr. Latimor, but it will
take every man, woman and child in
the State to do tho business. The name
of tho Ponnsylvania gentleman sug
gests thirsty follow cltl/.ons not a
"stone throw" from Hon. Mr. Latimor.
And the suggestion of Mr. Latimer
suggests a very suggestive story book
of ono Marcus Twain - "Innocents
Abroad." Innocence in Mr. Latimer,
or Mr. anybody else, however, is com
mendable, and for this virtue tho Hon.
menber has our conjmondation.
Johny Rebs at Nashville.
A resolution commendatory of the 1
roign of Queen Victoria was voted
down, and the resolution of praise for
the <v>ucon's Jubilee was defeatod .
Unnecessary resolutions, but should
have been voted, when oncu Offered.
If for no other reason out ?f respect to
tho memory of Carlisle. The South
has no quarrel with England, the only
State in Hurope in sympathy with us
when we were fighting the world.?
Kvery other nationality had their
rapscallions us hirelings in arms against
us. John Hull is greedy but not mer
cenary?he hires others of the "can
kers of a long peace" to do his light
ing, but is never found in a foreign
uniform. The resolutions should have
passed with a good square untorrillod
^ Princeton, N. J., has conferred the
Degree of L. L. D. upon ex-l'resident
Cleveland, William C. Preston who
had been a Sonator in Congress and
was a great orate- had tho degree
conferred upon him while latterly
President of the South Carolina
College. A r'reshman mooting him.
greeting him as Doctor, was threatened
with and narrowly escaped the old
gentleman's cane. Moral: Those hon
ors are growing so common that the
degree of "Mr." is a coming dis
The Senate purpose to complete their
bill of abominations, the tariff, this
week. Congress will then very Boon
At the Jubilee, Victoria's daughters
were corisidorato and gave the good
old lady some nlco presents. They
arc in safe hands.
It begins to look like tho Tariff
might be the issue "one of these days."
In buying medicine as in other
matters. It is economy to got
Hood's Sar.saparilla because there
is more medicinal value in Hood's
Sar.saparilla than In any other.?
V.very bottlo of Hood's Sarsap
arilla contains 100 doses and will
average, taken according to di
rections, to last a month, while
others last but a for night.
Hood's Pills are the only pills to
take with Hood's Sar.saparilla.?
Easy and yet efficient.
Assigned To I.aureus
Tho county board of education
went to Princeton this week and
mot with the Laurens board for a
consultation on tho subject of the
Princeton school district, which
lies partly in Greenville and partly
in Laurens. Tho boards decided
not to change tho boundaries of tho
school district or to make a special
district. Tho difficulties arising
from tho mixed condition of affairs
were obviated by transferring six
Citizens of Dunklin township, who
livo in the corporate limits of
Princeton to Laurens County In
order to give them the benefit of
tho public money for tho Princeton
In One Day.
Meeting of County Alliance.
The Laurens County Alliance is
hereby (mlled to meet on tho 2ml
day of July at Loosvillo Church,
All sub-Alliaucofl arc rorjucstod t<>
send full delegations, and all Alli
ancemeo are invited to tit tend, as
matters of importance will in- at
tended to. Prominent speakers
have been invited to nddross tho
M. A. Sr.mi:UKi.,
Pros. L. C.A.
When Baby was Sick, wogavohor Caatorla.
When she was a child, nlio cried for Castorla,
When bIio became Miss, sho clung to Castorla.
When bIio had Children, sho gavo them Caatorla
After eminent physicians and all
other known remedies Tail, Botanic
Blood Halm (B. B.B.) will quickly
cure. Thousands of testimonials at
test this fact. No case of Rheuma
tism can stand before its magic
healing power. Send stamps for
books of particulars. It contains
evidence that will convince you
that B. B. B. is the best cure for all
Blood and Skin Diseases ever dis
covered. Beware of substitutes
said to be "just as good." $1.00 per
A NOTBD JOURNALI8T CUltRD AND
I was afflicted for three years
with rheumatism of the ankle and
joints to such an extent tint loco
motion was difficult, and I sullcrcd
gicat pain. I was induced to try a
bottle of B. B. B. and before I had
completed the second bottle I ex
perienced relief, and four bottles
effected an entire cure Six months
have passed since the swelling and
pain disappeared, and I will state
B. B. B. has effected a permanent
cure for which I am very grateful.
W. O. Whidby,
For sale by Druggists.
Htiinulato the stomach. ? ? ?
rouse the liver, cure bilious- _ I a
ness, headacho, dizziness, I : I
?our itomacli, .(i,..e..,. ? ? ? ? *Jsw
etc. Price V> cent*. Sold by nil (1riiKK<*ls
The only 1'lllt to tukc with llood'? S.n iparlll?.
Parties having business with the
Coroner ploaie telegraph or uhono to
Ball & Slrrklns, Laurono,
I,.\M < till) s li<)( fALiS.
The weather very hot. a
m ws gatherer feels very much like
Hitting in the shade nearly nil the
time and fanning himself or drink*
log cold wator.
On hist Tuesday Mr. Jap John
son, accompanied by a few Rolect
friends wont twelve milos below
Laurons and the next day brought
back ;i fair young bride?formerly
Mi us McOravy. Wo welcome tho
elect holy to our town.
Miss I'itolla Lttiiford has returned
to Mr. Drayton Mahuffoy's noar
Ltabiin Crock ehuieh in order to
complete her musical Instruction.
She expresseshorself as being very
much pleased witii that neighbor
Little Miss Harvey Johnson has
returned from itcidvlllo whero .she
has boon attending school. 8ho
says that she hud a nice time over
t lie re.
llev. T. J. M. Osborne has been
quite unwell but is better.
Mr. B. VVaddell has had some
good offers elsewhere, but lie has
decided WO uro glad to say to re
main in our town the rest of tho
year*. Many will be glad to know
that he will continue to run the
blacksmith's shop In this place.
A large congregation was pres
ent at the Baptist church last Sun
day and llev. J. \V. Butts as usual
preached a Hno sermon.
We are needing ruin very much
in these parts just now. Truck
furnis are drying up und pastures
do not till ml anything for the cat
tle scar eel).
Miss Mnudo Drummond bus re
turned home from tho College at
Limestone Springs. Wo aro glad
lOS.ec her in town frequently now
Mr. H. L\ Mitam's new residence
is neuring completion. When lin
Ished it Will add very much to the
appearance of this place.
Mr, John Lanford, Sr., although
ninety-two years of age is fre
quently seen walking about and
visiting his children.
The farmers have been doing
some bard work making use of the
pretty weather but they are get
ting through ?\itli their press of
The Shakers have made a great
hit. Their digestive Cordial is said
to bo tho most successful remedy
for stomach troubles ever intro
duced. It immediately relieves
nil pain and distress after eating,
builds up the feeble system, and
makes the weak strong.
The fact is, foods properly di
gested are better than so called
tonics. The Cordial not only con
tains food already digested, but is
a digester of other foods. Food
that is not digested does more harm
than good. People who use the
Cordial insure the digestion of
what food they eat and in this
way get the benefit of it and grow
The little pamphlets which the
Shakers have sent druggists for
free distribution, contain much in
teresting information on the sub
ject of dyspepsia.
LAXOL is not- a mixture of
drugs. Ii is nothing but Castor
Oil made palatable.
know our clothirij. You'll be
surprised when wo tell you that
we're goino; to sill even better
clothing this year than we did
last year. You didn't think it
was possible, Bui it is. We're
constantly looking out tor a pos
sible improvement Our prices
arc lower than ever. Just come
and sec for your sdf.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO,
Laurens, S. C.
drops uro looking much boltor
than Ihcy did at our last writing
nn? Ihe light is Bt tho topmost
heat between ihe boys and General
Tlu> neighborhood is well sup
plied with vegetables though fry
ing chickens aro very scarce.
it is with sadn '.a <>f heart thai
we chronicle too death of Mr.
Matthews. He was a consistent
member of ihn Mount Pleasant
Uuptist Church for a number of
years where he was tenderly laid
to rest the'day following his donth.
Tho bereaved family have the
heart tell sympathy ol Ihn entire
community in their sad iillliotioi).
It was our pleasure tospuud a
day ol leisure in the town of Wa
terloo lust Friday ami enjoy a nice
barbaruo dinner and to see Ihe Lau
rent nine lick tlie Waterloo hoys
ou l of I heir boots.
Wo once had a debating society
at thi.i place, bul at present it
seems lo bo a tiling of the past and
a loafers club has been organized
instead. This new order causes no
pecuniary embarrassment in the
shape of fees, quarterly dues, etc.
From this fact alone it doubtless
will eel ipso all tormor society or
ganisations and tho like. In fact
tins new club is fast gaining a
foothold all over this land of ours.
Our neighboring town boasts ol
two of these fraternaties iu full
blast with daily increase t;> the
ranks Major N. P. Heliums has
kindly consented to act as local or
ganizer for Waterloo and Cross
Hill Township. Only gentlemen
of pleasure who wish to enjoy
their leisure need apply for admis
sion to the loafers club.
By tho way what has become of
the Gary Watts Guards of Mad
J. W. S.
Johnson's Chill and Fe*
vet Ionic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
Will let to the lowest ladder. Oil the
llth of July, the bridge across lOiioroo
River, at Sandy ford, to build, at 1"
o'clock n. in. Also, on same day, at .1
o'clock, the bridge at Musgrovos Mill
will be let to the lowest bidder.
JAM KS DOWNEY,
June 12, 1897?S??It
The regular Examination ol applicants
lor teachers' county certificates will be
bold at Laurenson Priday and Saturday
L'?lh and 20th of June, beginning at nine
o'clock A. M . Let all who are interest
ed lake notice and govern themselves
liv order of State Hoard.
L. T. II. Da num.,
Superintendent of Education.
June 8, 1897?33?3t
A GOOD SEAMSTRESS
and A HOU3EKOLO NCCC3SI7Y 111
ONE Or OUii NEW
FOR Full PARTICULAR3 Aoor;r*.o
National Sewing MachineCo.
JUNE MANUFACTURING CC.
vMnnnlactiircrs of Fine Family Sewing Machines
Sufforod for Yonrs and Could Find
No Cure Until Hood's Sarsapa
rllla was Tried ? Scrofula Cured.
"I Buffered With tetter on ouo Ol my
lim Im just above the ankle. 1 tried a
great many remedies, but not hing did niu
any food. The disease was very troublo
somo lor 12 or 13 years. Jn the spring
I begun taking Hood's Hai'Hiiparilla
and after taking several hott los of tine
medicino,l was completely cured. Hood's
Snrsapnrilla also incrensod my weight."
l?\ P. Kkoistkk, Stntcsboro, Qeorglt.
"When my hoy was three mouths old
ho broko out with eruptions. Ho wuh
treated by a physician and the eruptions
Would heal but would break out again.
Wo resolved to give him Hood's Sarsupa
rilia, (out when ho had taken two bottles
be was cured. Ho has had no trouble
v ith scrofula since, but is perfectly well."
John 1?. Smith, Shady Spring, W, Vn.
If you have decidi d to try Ilood'h Sarsa
parllla do ael bo induced to buy any other.
Hood's Stirsa par ilia is the bent, in fact,
theOncTrm blood Purifier. Hold by all
dtugglots. Price |1, six for *5.
Thoso who may desire cheap
and safe Insurance will Und what
they want in the Home Mutual
Fire Protective Association of S.
c. represented by J. It. Mintor &
Son., Ijuureua, s. 0. business
from town and county solicited.
J. lt. M i NTliH <i Son.
K 15 10 1'
VV 1 T 11
: i c
'dump, as IS. W. MARTINI
Ksrlls ii delivered ul youri
kdoor. No ono need say
How Hot U Is!
Furnished for picnic and(
Prompt delivery, full'
weight and at the LOWKST
K. >V. MARTIN,
<? Laurents, S. C.i
fvTelephone No. 79.
We meet the public
demand for a high-grade
wheel at the right price
DR. W. H. HALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
Offiok DAYS? Moudayand Tuosdayp.
I?\g llic Stomachs and Dowels of
IN FAN 1S /( II1L I) It KN
Opium.Morphmc nor Mineral.
Not Natic otic.
Jftupe aTOM TJrSiMUELFmxa/l
itixA?fl* s Iii ?
)I , ? > Stal -
Clnnfitd Suodr .
Aperfcft Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stonuich.Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions Jever ish
ncss and Loss of Sleep
Tac Simile Signature of
At <> runiilhs olll
J5 BOS IS C IMS
IS ON THE
Ofntrtrla la put r.p In oio-rIzo bottles only. It
IIt nut told in bulk. Don't allow anyone to sell
yon (Anything eiao on the plon or promiio that it
lie "Jnst na good" and "will muwer e?ery pnr
jpoee." **- 8co tHt yon get 0-A-B-T-O-R-I-A.
Fir?cl Us Here
Waiting to invite you in and show you through our Large Stocks.
With I I times as many Goods as can be shown
in our city by any one.
Can furnish your house from Kitchen to Parlor
Will ITou Give Us a Chance?
S. M, &E.H.Wilkes&CO.
Laurens, s. c, June j7, 1S97
f?tfm All (Joods Delivered in Soutli Carolin;
We have the largest and most complete stock ol' Furniture
ever shown in Laurcns. You will he astonished lo see such nice
(Jak Suits at stich Low Prices.
We are selling the best Stove made and can give you any
size and price.
Is to give the very best for lite leas! money.
We don't sell anything hut what we can guarantee, and an'
doing business on business principles.
You can lind anything you want in Dress Goods,Trimmings,
Millinery, Shoes and Gents Furnishing Goods.
Celebrated light running "While Hickory" wagons, with ex
tra deep and long bodies for hauling seed-cotton, cotton, etc., for
Buy from us and get now Goods.
Laurcns Cotton Mills,
J. ED. BASS, Jr., Manager,
:r:r- ; ANi) :
i? -.. * y ?. ? ?*.??* . ?
v'. \ ? ;.*./
' *i .. .
ffciV M?mling antl lb iai do
Bhort notice and special att< nlioii
VV. A. JOHNSON,
Mills & Lt?hcTlson's olil slai
?next door lion-Delhi Hotel.
People of Laurens I
I have opened up a large Hahn s(
and Saddler) business in the in tl?
storeroom uexl lo J. II. Sullivan'*
on Main Street. ! n anufacturc al
of my Mai noiss i ml sell Ihi ill
cheaper than you can buy im
shoddy Noithcrn harness which
put up l>y b iys and fair's ili.it h.t\
no knowledge of (1 ?? bus ness, 1
hive been working :>i tin- businos>
fen 20 vcriis. a Ii* 1 call make liny
kind ol HarncsH from $2,50 up ' 1
ifcoo.iio. I wm'- from Iblec t > live
harness-makers all tlie time, in I
can make anything you u .mi that I
have not ir?>t ill slock, !>ut I illwavs
keep a large slock >l everything in
my line on hand. I sell one grade
of harness .it $7.00 complete, tli.it
if you can 1 >n> clsewbeic in I,.?1 ? -
lens for the s;une money I Will
make anyone thai <ioe^ it ,1 present
of a set. 1 sell all "i my goods on
twelve months guarantee ii any
thing given away I li\ it for
nothing. 1 also do nil kind ol ic
pairing n( reasonable prices. Call
and gCl prices am! examine 111)
slock ol goods,
I have a trace attachment that I g' <
away with ovory let of harm ??? that
Worth III many cases froth fft'J to ?I'".
It is a patient fastener 10 keep the I ri'
from slipping olT of the singlctr
You can't luiy them fn.in,\ one 1
me an I has ?? the ri fill for this county.
I sell them at In cent? a pair or - pan -
for ~."> ??en! ?,.
(ST Highest prie. - paid 'or II I -'
Tlio Laurens Harness < i>.,
B. B, II UGGIN, proprietor1
Prof. Otto C. Urunitz,
im.vts, iti;r.i> and siitiN(ii:i>
_^IHBIRI J M ION TS. -afc