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W. \V. BALL, EDITOR.
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tion, $1.00; eaoh subsequent insertion,
Liberal reduction inado for largo Ad
W. W. BALL,
LAU RENS, S. C. Jan. 4, 1898.
A Christmas Hop at Senator Tlll
man'e "Dude Factory," the State
Military Academy, at Charleston, was
tho occasion of quite an intorostlng
sensation and excites comment fr >tu
Land's end to Land's end. The sous of
Mars selected chaperones from the
city dames and among tho Invltod
guests was a naval cadet bolongiug to
the good ship "Chase" a training ves
sol at tho port of Charleston. This
son of Noptume, the lord of the sea,
brought with him to tho Hop Miss
Charlotto Crane, a star aetross and
"loading lady" of a popular troupe
playing on the Charloston boards. Sho
is very beaut iful ami accomplished,but
bolng an actress,her proseneo gave um
brage, and tho "lady pal."onossos" had
It l. that the gallant knight withdrew
with tho "star" queen Of tho stago and
loft tho homo "constellations" to shine
without obscuration. Then again tho
music played and "on" went the
danoe, and all was merry as a mar
riage boll. The Incident has become
a text of national talk and tho fame
and fortune of tho fair Charlotte is so
cure for all time Wherever tho Com
pany now goes thousands will crowd
to pay court to this delightful Cin
dorolla. This Is splendid for Charles
ton. Atlanta could not do so well and
Charleston did not try. It Is said that
tho achievement belongs to ono or two
of the fair "lady patronesses",tho rest
making no objection to the presence
of tho ''artist" lady .
Whoro were the men? The divine
Holen made trouble thirty centuries
ago and when tho gates of Troy woro
throwu open this lovely creature stood
at the threshold and Manelaus and
tho Grodan Knights woro parall/.od
beforo her magestie boauty. She was a
fair haired blue eyed darling. Thon,
ton centuries after, think of the wreck
wrought by tho f tselnatlons of the
lovely Oleopatra, that dark enchant
ress of the Nile with her olive complex
ion and raven tresses and how An
thony and the command of the world
went ill awry by tho magle of her
wiehery. Vorily, the days of chivalry
are gone?at least at tho South.
The State and the Spartanburg Her
ald, thriving newspapers, are con
cerned about the curroney platform of
tho next Governor, in the meanwhile
thoy might concern themselves about
the attttudo of the presont and past
Governors and learn a lesson as to
what a Governor can do about silver
and gold. The Governor indeed,
whoever may draw tho salary, and en
joy tho dispensary and other patron
age, might with equal practical effect
hold certain views as tu the phases of
the moon and whon to plant tubers or
set a hen. The Congress and the
President, In tho meanwhile, will run
the machine, anent the torrid money
question. The next fellow who pops up
Ms head as an aspirant for the Govern
orship, whether ho bo wise or other
wise must aver at the out-set if or
or not he holds that the moon Is made
of green cheese.
These papers want a man as a prc-re
qulsite who stands Hat-footed on tho
Chicago platform and spoclally that
plank which dignifies the whlto metal.
Why not reduce salaries to the pur
chasing capacity of gold and other
equivalent currency, as they are.
Tho great European Powers are dis
secting China and taking possession.
Tho Russian has seized an Important
Port and Germany has gobbled a May
and will extend as far as she may cover
with a hull's hide. France and John
Hull aro awaking and Bniffing the
odour of tho earcass. The Japs aro
wide awake and have already a good
foot hold. Undo Sam, loan and hun
gry, and thoroughly Yankee may
catch the cue if ho can steal in In tho
night time on any particular spot of
woakness loft unappropriated and not
risk his skin. But it looks like the
abnond-oyod orientals arc to bo ab
sorbod. Tho earth can get along with
Tho Income Tax provided for at tho
last session of tho Legislature wont
Into ofToct last Saturday. Of course
thoro will bo no dodging, squirming or
kicking, as the party so blessed will
be delighted to meet tho AS80930r
Horo aro the provisions of tho Act,
with an oath as strong as Hercules at
On an incomo of $2,500 to $5,000, tho
tax shall bo one per cent; $0,000 10 $7,
000, tho tax shall be ono and one-half
por cent; 17,6000 to $10,000, tho tax
shall be two and a half por cent; $15,?
000 and over, throe per cont.
Mr. Bowdon, friend to Senator Mc
Laurin, bus been appointed Assistant
Scrgeant-at-Arms of the United States
Sonate, at tho suggestion of Fonutor
McLaurln, friend to Mr. Bowdon,
The Citadel boys aro to give Miss
Crano a presont. The advertisement
4hoy hnvo glvon her already cannot
> discounted. Thoy needn't bother .
. .omsolves need consolation.
Governor Fllorbo appointed a negro
State Dispensary constable. He got on
a "jag" or a jug, and tho Govornor took
away his commission. This is a sobor
Tho Atlantic Coast Line has
scooped tho Charleston and Western
Carolina. It is a caso of tho Dutch
Tho Logislaturo assomblcs noxt
Tuesciay and wo will hear from tho
Governor about tho Disponsary.
JhBVER TQNIC [
Wo arc informed that Dr. J.
M. Owens, ol Salaoa, Greenwood
county, will remove1 to our town,
aud settle with us to practice l>i
profession. Dr. Owens is a tal
ented young physician and wo
gladly weloomo him to our midst.
Mr. M. A. Moore, (white) and
Phi! Frederiok, colored, who were
injured by tho explosion of tho
boiler at Moore & Grant 'sginner)
on the 18th ult., have since died
from their injuries. The third
person hurt, Honry Simpson is in
a fair way to rocovor.
Tho Iron Bridge, ovor the Salll
da at Watts, is now being put in
place. Wo hopo to bo ablo to
cross the river by February, 1808.
Married, at the rosidenoo of Mr.
John Holliugsworth, on Deoomber
20th 1807, by Rev. J. B. Parrott,
Mr. H. Edgar Hitt to Miss Bessie
Married, by Rev. H. P. Hitt, on
December 20th, 1807, Mr. Wister
Reeder, of Cross Hill, to Miss
Ella Chancy, of Saluon, S. C.
Married, Nov. 80th, 1807, at tho
homo of G. C. Riser, by Rev. Mr.
Bean, Mr. Willie Fullor to Miss
Married, at tho homo of Mr. C.
L: Fuller, on th< 12th of Decem
ber, 1807, by Ilov. Mr. Bean, Mr.
0. L. Fuller to Mrs. Addio Philips.
Married, at tho homo of Cant.
M. S. Boyoe on Deo. 28rd Ts(.>7 by
Rev. J. F. Jacobs, Mr. John
Hamm to Miss Lola Boyco. Wo
extend to each aim all the above
happy couples our congratulations
and best wishes for their happi
Tho rumors in tho air indicate
that there will still be more wed
dings in tho near future.
Cur Principal of the Graded
School, Mr. J. W. Daniel, at this
placo has resigned and gone to
Florida. We have not boon in
formed if the Trustees have se
cured a successor for him in the
Tho pastor of the Methodist
church for the ensuing year will
bo Rev. W. W. Jones. The Rev
erend gentleman is a veteran in
the cause being one of the oldest
and best known preachers in the
gospel. We trust that there will
bo great success attending Ids min
istrations this year. The other
churches retain their same pastors
The new principal of our High
.School, Mr. C. H. MoLauriu, of
Marlboro county, is in town and
will begin operations at the school
house on the first of January .
J. J. MoSwain has been spend
ing tho holidays with relatives in
Mi.-s Mary Nance, of Hock Hill,
is visiting her parents during the
Tho old year wont out in a bliz
zard and the now year was ushered
in vory cold.
We wish nil a happy new year.
There is more Catarrh in this
section of the country than all
other diseases put together, and
until tho last, few years have been
incurable. For a great many years
doctors pronounced it a local dis
ease, and prescribed local reme
dies, and by constantly failing to
cure with local treatment, pro
nounced if incurable. Science bus
proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and therofore re
quires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is tho only const
itutional cure, on tin,' market. It
is taken internally in doses from
10 drops to a teaspoon ful. It-act^
directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of tho system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case
it. fails to cure. Send for circulars
and testimonials. Addross
F. J. CHENEY, & CO.,
tirW Sold by Druggists, 75c.
In Feeble Health
Unablo to do Hor Worl> Norvous
and Tired-All Thoso Troublos
Curod by Hood's Sarsaparilla.
For tho past tour years I have boon in
foohlo henlth, nn<t (or two years past,
owing to ohange o( climate, I havo not
boon nblo to do my work. I was norvous
nnd hnd a tired feeling and was under tho
treatment of physicians, but I continually
grew worse. My husband insisted on my
trying Hood's Barsaparitla and I dually
consented, and began taking it tho lirst of
June, 1896. Tho lirst bottlo did mo so
much good that I continued with it, and
after taking four bottles and ono bottlo of
Hood's Pills I am able to do my work,
and tho tired, nervous feeling is entirely
cured." Mas. G. N. Hosea, Suwauco, Ga.
Purifier. Sold by all druggists, si; six (or $:>.
i]lwwii. I~>:il^ <,"v ?" Mver Ills and
llOOCl S HlllS Siek Headache. 200.
A Beautiful Custom Whtou Comes*to O*
Prora the Romans.
The fashion of decking tho house with
greens as wo do at Christmas datoa
buck into old Roman times, when a
feast in honor of Saturn was celebrated
and the temples ot tho dwellings wore
dressed with green boughs?possibly a
remnant of that fcreo worship whloh,
"in itself," says liuskiu, "I boliovo
was always healthy," when "tho (low
ers and trees are themselves behold and
boloved with a half worshiping delight,
which is always noble and healthful."
The plants most in demand for church
decoration at Ohristmas time in Eng
land as well as in this country are hol
ly, hay and laurel English holly is
Sometimes imported, but tho American
holly, whioh comes from Virginia and
other oeotious of the south, is a very
good substitute for it. The bay is tho
rarest plant of tho three In t his country,
but ground laurel is commonly sold aud
le ono of the most effective of tho Ohrist
Iu decorating a room with Christmas
greens it should bo remembered tlmt a
very slight touch of color should be used
with green and that tho most objoo
tionablo of all things is too profuse doc
oration. Christmas greens uro usually
kept till after Twelfth Night, whioh
occurs on Jan. 0, and they should cer
tainly ho cleared away by tho 2d of
February, or Candlemas day, or other
wise, as tradition says, a goblin will
appear for every green leaf left behind.
It certainly must havo boon a slovenly
housewife who would leave her Christ
mas greens up for so many weeks, nnd
goblins of discontent and um h anliness
would be sure to invade such a house.?1
tn tho darkness of the morning
Shepherds on the eastern plain
Saw a glorious brightness dawning,
Heard a joyful, sweet refrain:
"Glory in the highest!
Peace on earth I
Thon before them, wondering, listening,
Came tho beauteous angel train,
Camo in garments brightly glistening,
Hinging o'er and o'er again:
"Glory in the highest!
PeacO on earth I"
Toll to all below tho story
Of tho wondrous Saviour's birth.
Tell of how ho came from glory
To bo crowned tho King of earth.
Glory in tho highest!
Poaeo on earth!
Bin no more shall eloso heaven's portal?.
Open far and wido they swing,
For Messiah unto mortals
Full forgiveness now doth bring.
Glory in the highest!
Peace on earth!
?M. W. Falconer in Chicago Rocord.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Ionic cures in ONE DAY.
For Infants and Children.
Tho fae- m .
To Rxocutors and Administra
tors. The at tent ion of Executors,
Administrators and Guardians is
culled to tho law requiring them
to make their annual returns from
1st January to last day of Febru
ary. (). G. Thompson,
Dec. 10, 1897?td. j.p.l.o.
AN OPEN LETTE
we AR'.; asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA," and
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS our trade mark.
J, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now v/S%?^T-- on evcrV
bear the facsimile signature of C^a^^T^c^L^C wrapper.
This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought sAfA-^-JF* on
and has the signature of OSx^^/$fv-u^c^M wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President. /> j
March 8,1897. Q&***?*> vA/*****-***.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more r)ennios on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
ifcat. NfWAr PfliW Ymi
Why take Johnson's
Chill a Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DA Y.
WILLIAM S. GLENN,
Central National Hunk Building,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Real Estate, Bond
mid Slock Broker.
Persons desiring to soli or buy stocks
will do well to consult him.
Of Settlement ami Application J,
for Final I Hscharge.
Take notice that on the i.jtb day
of January, 1898, I will render a
final account of my acts and do
ings as Executor ol the estate
of Simpson 1). Glenn, dee'd, in the
ollice of Judge of Probate for Lau
fens county at 11 o'clock A. M.,
and on the same day will apply for
a final discharge from my trust as
All persons having demands
against said estate will please pre
sent them on or before that day
proven and authenticated, or be for
J. PERRY GLENN,
Dec. 10, 1S?7 Executor.
Hj virtue of the power vested in
me as Executor under tho will of
Austin Cheek, deceased, I will sell
at bis Into residence on the Dth
day of January, 1898, commencing
at 12 in., the real estate of which
the deceased died, sciss"d and ie><
Hossed, consisting of 120 acres,
more or less, and being the track
ot land on which he resided at the
time of bis death, and known as
the Austin Cheek home place,
bounded by lands of Walter S.
Gray, George Smith, Newton Dial
and others. And also at same
time ami place all Ihe personal
property of which said deceased,
died,possessed, consisting in part of
horses, cattle, cows, fodder, cot
ton seed, house-hold and kitchen
Term ? Cash.
L. 13. BURNS,
D.e. IS, 1S07. Executor,
TEXAS, MEXICO, CALI
FORNIA, ALASKA, or any
other point, with FREE
MAPS, write to
District Passenger Agent,
Louisville & Nashville It R
80J Wall St., Atlanta, Ga.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
Offioh hats?Mondayaud Tnosdays.
Trjese are tr^e
which make one think of the Winter Wrap?the
warm underwear?and the other autumn wearables, all of which
are here in full force.
Now, is the Millinery Season. From this date we
will sell all goods in this department at greatly reduced prices.
Our Millinery can't be surpassed in quality, style and Novelty.
We would be glad to have you call and examine before purchas
ing elsewhere, as we are sure you will be pleased.
When the Mercury Drops
is the time to buy your Winter lothing, if you
havn'l before. But "don lc k the stable door after the horse is
stolen," and don't wait until you catch a heavy cold before you
buy a better overcoat?a warmer suit.
Drop in, look around, feast your eyes on the good clothing.
It is pleasing to the eye, easy to the pocket, and will wear to sat
isfy. The best of everything that goes to make good lothcs is
i 11 ours. Prepare for the holidays?the quicker, the better.
change in the crown, a little difference in the
brim, and there you are ; but what a difference it makes in the
11 AT. There's satisfaction in knowing that you're wearing the
correct Shape. We've the pick of the season's plums in HATS.
No need to wear old styles with such prices.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
Davis, Roper & Co.
brings Btaudavd prices and to
pay less limn wo aro asking is to g ;t less value. A careless man thinks
only of tho appoaranco of a suit of clothes the day it is bought, while
sensible mou tako an iutorest in tho way clothing bought to-day will
look six months from now. If you want an up to duto suit, noat and
nobby, and ono that will give entire satisfaction you can get it in any
color, any size, any out, for $7.50
Stock of Clothing
IN UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA TO RE SOLD IN THE NEXT
Cheaper Tlinn ISvei* Before.
It will pay you to sco those (roods and get the prices. Now is
the time to get a good suit for loss money than you will again soon.
Wo mean business, those Goods must and will bo sold in the next
?O JDa/yts. Como, see for yourself.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hat and Hig Shoo Store.
Laurons, S. C, Oct. 14, 1S07
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FLurrjittir e Store.
All Goods Delivered in South Carolina.
Laurens, S. C, Nov. 15, 1897.
! S.M, & E. H.Wilkes & CO.
OPENED UP IN
Have lived more than 100 years in Laurens County, not wo
ourselves, but our ancestors, ho are to the manor born and known to
most of you. Having chosen Merchandise oh a legitimate business,
wo desire to oall the Public's attention to the fact t hat wo have open
ed up in the DIAL BLOCK, noxt to Ben-Delia Hotel. A Brand New
Stock of Latest Stylo
Our Goods worn all carefully solootod, just from the Manufac
tory and bought Strictly for CASH on delivery. We offer these Goods
to the Public, not at COST or LlCSS, but as low as tho same artiele
can be sold in this or any other retail market.
Wo solicit at least a call, oxaminntn n and comparison, bof<j>ro
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Court of Probale.
Copy Summons /or Relief.?Complaint
Mattio a. MoDufflo, Plaintiff, against
It. Morgan Loako, Postor Brown,
Willis C. P, Brown, John Henry
Brown, Mary Crowdor, Salllc B.
Fleming, Minnie B. Chandler, J, F.
Brown, Hattlo T. Boyd, Dofondants.
To the Dofondants abovo named?
You arc hereby suininoned and required
to answer the Complaint in this action,
of which a copy is herewith served upon
you, and to serve a copy of your answer to
the flflid complaint on the subscribers at
the e'" of N. B, Dial, I,aureus Court
HoU . South Carolina, within twen
ty days after the service hereof, exclusive
of (ho day of such service; and If you fail I
to answer the complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
W. H. Martin,
O. L. SCH?MPBRT,
n. B. Dial,
To Saldo B. Fleming and Minnie R.
Chandler, non-rosldont, Defendants:
Please tako not'eo that the com
plaint In tho above stated cause was
tiled in tho oftico of Judgo of Probate
for Laurons County, at Lnurons, S. O.
Novombor 20, 1807.
W. O. Martin,
O. L. Sen um pert,
1897 FALL 1897
g0f I HAYK BOUGHT A LARGE STOCK OF jrf
For the Pall trade, and bought them before the HSch Tarifl
was put on and can offer you goods at as low or lower prices than
ever before. Goods in all linos arc advancing, hut my prices will
remain the same tor good8 already bought. My line of?
Dress Goods and Millinery v
I will be unsurpassed in the city for Style, Quality and Price.?
ome early and make your selections. Satisfaction guaranteed.
0. B. SIMMONS. -