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Hon. William J. Bryan has boon
elected anniversary orator of tho Eu
phemlan Society of Ersklno College at
Duo Wost, 8 . 0.?Oconco Nowb.
Cothran McCravy, a young man
from Laurens, H. 0., has, through the
lnstrumontalty of Senator Tillraan,
procured a position as conductor on
ono of tho cable oar lines of Washing
ton, D. C, at a salary of 900? month.
To Our City Fathers.
Within tho next throo weeks shade
trees should be planted. Nothing is
more condusive to health, aside from
all idea of taste, than graceful oaks
and elms throughout a town. If they
are to be transplanted, lot the work bo
done now, and let a suitable ordinance
be pastiod for their protection.
Laurens youth at the South Carolina
College at the December examinations
make a good record as follows:
J. W. Ferguson, Jr., Distinguished
in political economy, logic, history and
pedagogy; proficient in geology, his
tory and philosophy.
A. C. Todd?Proficient in Latin.
J . A. Stoddard--Proficient in mathe
matics, Latin, pedagogics.
R.B. Pasley?Distinguished in His
B. J. Wells?Distinguished in His
tory and pedagogics; proficient in
English, mathematics, Latin.
From the Ifewberry Observer.
Messrs. Vanoo Irby, Claude Babb, of
Laurent, Watts Davis, of Clinton, and
Claude Garrttt, of Harris Springs,
c?mo to Newberry yesterday to attond
the Christmas german last night.
Mr. Wm. Brown,of Laurens County,
has returned home from a visit to
relative! at Helena .
Miss Elolto Pearce and Mr. Frank
DuVual, of Waterloo, spent Christmas
at Mrs. Rawlinson's.
Miss Alma Bishop It visiting at Gray
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Crosby, of Lau
reat, spent tho holidays with relatives
Mr. J. T. Harris, tho popular pro
prietor of tho famous Harris Llthla
Springs, is at Tho Newberry.
To oay customers and friends for
your liboral patronage in the year
1897, with sincere wishes that the
year 1898, may bring you abun
dant of success and prosperity.
"Wo take at tho name tlmo the oc
casion to tender you our thanks
and appreciation for tho favor and
patronago which you have so kindly
extended to us In the past. With
compliments of tho season, I am,
Yours Very Respectfully,
W. A. JAMIBSON.
Small precautions often prevent great
mischtet?. DoWitt'B Little Early Risers
are very small pills in size, but are most
effective in preventing the most serious
forum of liver and stomach uroubles. They
cure constipation and headache and rogu
h?te the bowels. B. F. Posey, wholesale
and retail druggist.
Miss Mary Bowen, of Laurens, Is
the guest of Madam Peake.
Our young friend. Thornwoli
Jacobs, left a few days ago for
Princeton, N. J., to complete his
Rev. J. L. Harley, tho newly ap
pointed Pastor of the Clinton Cir
cuit, has arrived and is with his
Messrs. Sain J. Oopoland, of Co
lumbia, O. O. Copeland, Arthur
Copeland and Quy Daniels of New
berry, were up Christmas.
We welcome to Clinton, Mr. D.
M. Robinson and family from
Edgemoro, 8. C.
Miss Jennie Nash cemo homo
from Converse College to spend the
Everything in clothing at cost at
"I wnB troubled with rheuma
tism in my back which was ho se
vero that it was painful for mo to
stoop over. I began taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla and in a short time
tho rheumatism disappeaied. I
am now entirely free from it and
in good health. H. Eugene Fant,
Box 52, Anderson, South Caro
Hood's Pills are purely vegota
blo and do not purge, pain or
gripo. All druggists. 25 cents.
Running sores, indolent ulcers and sim
ilar troubles, even though of many year's
standing, may ba cured by using DoWitt't
Witch Hazel Halve. Itsoothes, strength
ens and heals. It Is the great pile euro. B.
F. Posey, wholesale and retail druggist.
NOTICE TO TRESPASSERS.
All trespassors on the grounds
around my residence, especially if
there for tho purpose of shooting will
b. w. Ball.
Ho! for the Clump Cash 8I ore.
Mintor's Store, whoro you can
get a dollar's worth for a dollar.
Cash makos goods cheap. Wo buy
and soil for cash, which enables
us to handlo goods at tho lowest
prices possible Somo big drives
in Clothing, Overcoats, etc.
J. R. Mintkr <fc Son,
Headquarters for Lowest Pricos.
If yon have ever seen a little child in a
paroxysm of whooping cough, or if you
nave been annoyed by a constant tickling
In the throat, yeu can appreciate tho value
of Ono Minute Cough (Jure, which gives
qutok rollet. B. V. Posey, wholesale and
The regular Annual Mooting of tho
Shareholders of tho National Bank of
Laurens will bo hold, at their banking
house, onTuosdsy, January 11th, 1808,
for the elootion of Directors for tho
JNO. A. Barksdale,
Deo. 7th, 1897 President.
The Methodist Parsonage and church
property?within 400 yards public
square?South side Main Street. Hand
some new dwelling, three aoreeof lan
One of the most valuable and desir
le lot or lote In vhe oity of Lnuro
The Medicine Men.
Tho Laurons County Medical Asso
ciation onjoyod a royal banquet at the
Bendella on Thursday last. They eat
down to an ologant menu, with a full
attendance and invited guests, at .'i P.
M. Dr. O. B. Mayor, of Newherry,
wa? among the distinguished Invited
guests. Dr. W. Q, Dial, as Prosldent,
held tho gavel. The substuntials were
heartily onjoyed by theso "curators"
of our bodies, the dolightful luxuries
likewise, and those who were fortunate
to participate In tho Bplondld foast are
satisfied that these hosts practice what
thoy preach and tako tholr own medi
cine Every son of Galon was equal
to his oysters and turkoy, whilo It Is a
work of supererogation to say that tho
watoreuro is no part of tho l.aurous
medical c^ocd. Howevor, this was
strictly a temperance function. The
nuts and fruits and good things came
in duo season, then the black ooffco.tho
cigars and tho tlow of soul that would
lay in tho shade any 'possum suppor
that a gang of Georgia eruoKors couli'
got up. Wo have neither talent, timo
nor spuco to glvo an idoa of the many
bright passages that marked tho occa
sion. Dr. Hugh K. Aikon, a toast in
himsolf, acted as Toist-.Mastor. What
follows will glvo some faint notion of
how tho "subjoct thomo (did) gang:"
Tho Country Doctor?
Onoo upon a midnight dreary,
Tho doctor slumbered weak and weary,
All the town could hoar him snore.
Dr. John it. Smith.
Who shall dispute what tho review
Thoir word's suflloiont and to ask a
In such a state as tholr's is down-right
Col. B. W. Ball.
The LaurensCounty Medical Society?
All human history attests,
That happiness for man, tho hungry
Since Eve ato apples?much depends on
Dr. J. A. Barksdale.
Dr. O. B. Mayor.
If you bo happy all tho day,
Fool like your work was nothing but
Be sure that comfort had como to stay,
Just lot the womon havo thoir say.
Dr. J R. Culbortson.
Air and Light?
Dr. Rolfe E. Hughos.
Cortainly yon don't want to suffer this
dynpoptda, constipation, sick headache, sal
low skin and lo.ss of appetite. You have
never tried DoWitt's Little Early Risers
for these complaints or you would have
been cured. Thoy are small pills hut great
regulators. B. F. l'oaey, wholesale and re
At the home of School Commissioner,
L. T. H. Daniel, in this city, on Wed
nesday, tho 20th ult , at 11 A. M., his
daughter, Miss Adeline Daniel, was
married to Mr. W. R. V.'yat*, of Cen
tral, S. C. Tho very beautiful mar
riago service was pronounced by the
uncle of tho bride, Rev. J. W. Daniel,
of Columbia. In tho handsomo family
circle assembled on this happy occa
sion were tho brothers, Prof. Wistar
Daniel, of Batesburg, Prof. John Dan
iel,of Allondale, Mr. Daniel, of Green
wood, a slstor, Mrs. Rev. Ariel, of
McCormick, and some younger broth
ers, who came down from WofTord
College. Tho bride woro a handsomo
travolling suit of dark greon with
bouquet of dainty white hyacinths and
smilax and was very lovoly in hor
bridal costume. Hhe has many friends
who regrot very much to give hor up
as a neighbor. Mr. Wyatt may well bo
congratulated on his good fortune in
securing Buch a good woman for his
wife. Ho is a successful merchant in
Central. Prof. Wistcr Daniel with
Miss ~ryatt and Mr. Walter Daniel
with Miss Bessie Goddard woro the at
tendants. Altera delightful luncheon
tho bridal party left on the Greenville
train for Easloy whero a reception was
given them by Mr. Wyat's parents.
Many goo 1 wishes attend thorn in their
For the next (10) ton days we
will close out everything in colored
dress goods at New York cost.
Como at once.
W. A. Jumieson.
No man or woman can onioy lifo or ae
comnlish much in this world while suffer
ing from a torpid liver. DoWitt'* Little
Early Risers, the pills that cleanse that
organ, quickly. 15. P. I'osey. wholesale
and retail druggist.
A Pleasant Occasion.
It afforded the writer great
pleasure to attend tho entertain
ment given at Trinity on the night
of the 2ttrd of December.
Miss Alice Blakoly, the efficient
teacher of that school, gave the
entertainment, and sho certainly
deserves much praise, for wo know
that with hor small school it. look
much woro and mork pains to havo
lioon greeted with such orowning
success as greeted her.
Wo novor Haw a more beautifully
decorated church, or stage than
wo saw at Trinity, and cortainly
novor such a bright and refined
looking school. Wo do not think
that you could find another in the
Stato that will equal it.
Evory child lookod and acted
liko real born ?tago actors. MisH
Alice has a school to bo proud of
and wo do not think that ot her
teachers could havo boon there
Thursday night without fooling
It would bo tisoloss to try to do
scribo tho different scones for that
would bo impossible, but lot it suf
faco to say that thoso who did not
attend tho Trinity entertainment
havo causo to rogrot tho lost op
To heal tho broken and disoasod tis
sues, to soothe tho irritated surfaces,
to Instantly relievo tho irritated sur
faoos, to Instantly rollovo and to per
manently euro Is tho mission of Do
Witt's witch Hazel Salve, b. f. Posoy,
wholesale and retail druggist.
To the Citizen? of I?aiircunt
As Smallpox is reported to ox
ist in adjacent towns and cities,
we, as tho Board of Health of this
city, do most rospoctfully request
and urge our people, in ordor to
oscape tho possibility of this fear
ful disoase, to havo themsolvos
vacoinated at onco by their respec
tive family physician.
' W.H.DIAL,M. D.,
OF TFIE NEW YEAR?THE HOLI
DAYS OVER A HUSY SALES
Mr. Will Wright, of Pacolot has
boon In tho city for tho holidays.
Mrs. J. T. A. Ballow'roturnod 'on
Thursday from a visit to (Jharlotto.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Clarko have ro
turnod from their wedding trip.
Miss Hattlo Smith, of Glonn Springs,
was tho guest of Miss Josophlno Mlntor
Mrs. J. T Johnson and children, of
Spartanburg spont Chrlslmai In tho
Mrs. W. II. Garrott has roturnod
from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. W.
O. Prontlss, of Beaufort.
Mr. Edwin Lucas, of Grcenvlllo,
spont Saturday with relatives In tho
A ring with six keys attached was
picked up on tho square Monday last
and iB now in this office.
Miss Annie Blake leavos to-day for
Laurens.?Nlnoty Six cor. Press and
Mr. P. II. W Ithorspoon rotlrcs and
Mr. Thornwell Haynea becomes Edi
tor of the Prosperity Advertiser
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Merchant will
leave Monday to visit Mrs. Merchant's
parents in Laurens.?Prosperity Ad
Cards are out for tho marrtago of
Miss Emmie Jonos to Dr. Clay Doyle
of Soneea, at tho homo of tho brlde'8
parents on the 12th Instant.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas gave a beautiful
reoeption on new year's day to her
guests Mrs. T. E. Nott, Jr., and Miss
Lolla Thompson, of Spartanburg.
Saturday was bright and cold, but
not too cold for the season. The New
Year gets ell" with his best foot fore
We are requested to announce that
Rev. S. 0. Todd will begin a revival
meeting at Old Field Church on the
second Sunday in this month, Oth
Harris Lithlu Springs has boon se
lected as tho place of meeting for tho
Toachors' Association, July 1st next.
Mr. Harris will do the charming
thing by tho AssoclaUou.
Mr. E. P. Mln .or has roturned to
tho South Carolina Collogo and joined
the Junior Class. During a former
session he was com pol led to return
home on account of sickness.
(Sheriff McCravey has a list of Sher
iffs of Laurens County done ill splen
did Penmanship?running from Louis
Saxon, 1800, to George McCravey, is<)7.
The work is done by young Mr. Kichard
Grillith and is worth examining as a
specimen of art.
Treasurer Babb reports that the
State and County taxes are well naid
up, and that the delinquent list will be
but little larger than usual. This
speaks volumes for our people in these
hard times The Treasurer did hercu
lean work the last ten days of Decem
An Inquest was held on tho 1st of
January over tho body of John Sulli
van who was shot on tho 21th and died
on tho .'10th ult. Wll?am Yeargln is
charged with tho shooting. A woman
is said to have beon In the ease. All
Christmas brought its usual crop of
casualties Near Waterloo. Oslor Mad
den and Joe Bates engaged In a game
of chance?.loo putting up a pistol and
Osier ono dollar. Thoy quarreled, with
the result that bates was klllod. Both
colored and tho trouble happened on
tho 21st of December. Madden has not
been arrested On tho 25th of Decem
ber, noar Belfast, Andrew MoOlintock,
was accidentally killed by a pistol in
his own hands. There Is somo evidence
that another party had the pistol.?
These, as wo learn were small boys.
A party of colored people were hunt
ing on tho 28th of December near Ty
lerwllle. Arthur Qilllard was pulling
back tho hammer of his shot gun,when
it slipped, discharging the load in the
head of Pink Cannon, killing him in
stantly. Arthur is a small boy about
fourteen years old and IMnk was 22.
This was understood to bo accidental.
This great day in the calendar for
this State was largely attended. There
were few sales. The day was given to
reconings of the old year and arrange
ments for the new.
We trust all the Pension Hoards will
meet on the day advertised. We hope
and believe that the Legislature will
at Its present session provide for pay
ing these old soldiers for looking after
the widows and poor comrades.
Death of an Aged Citizen.
Dr. David A. Riohardson, an old and
prominent citizen died at his home,
near Cross Hill, on yesterday morning.
Ho was about eighty yoars ol I, was a
man of unusually strong character and
in his prime Of lifo of largo Intliionco.
Atone time he was a citizon of this
city and as Intondant at tho head of
its government. He was an Intenso
patriot. Ho leavos a largo family of
children,among them MrB. J. G. Brown
and Mrs. A. IIutT, of this city. His re
mains will bo burlod in tho eomotory,
this city, to-day.
Tho Cotton Growers.
Tho Cotton Growers County Con
vention assomblod in tho Court House
on yesterday, pursuant to adjourmont
In December. Wo rogrot that wo
have not spaco to give tho entlro pro
ceedings thiH week. The action how
ever was substantially to adopt tho re
commendations of the Atlanta Conven
tion, that tho cotton acreago be ro
duccd and tho ceroals acreago propor
tionately increased. Tho following
porsons wore appointed to organize
tholr several Townships:
Youngs, W. II. Drummond; Dials,
W. H. Barksdalo;Sullivan, T. J. Sulli
van; Watorloo, J. II . Wharton; Cross
Hill, W. B. Fullor; Jacks, John H.
Copoland; Huntor, Jack Davis; ScufTlo
town. M. A. Summorol; Laurons, B. W.
Moctings will bo hold in oach town
ship on tho Hd Saturday In January
Inst., at 11 A. M , at tholr usual moot
ing places to organize township socio
tio3. Those Associations will Bond llvo
delegates to tho County Convention at
tho Court Houso on Salosduy In Fob
Wo suggost that theso township or
ganlzors assomble at the Court Houso
on tho Thursday before tho township
meetings at 12 M. for tho purposo of
formulating somo general plan of or
The partnership heretofore existing
between J. T Johnson and W. K.
Kiehey, as Johnson <fc Hichcy, for the
practice of law has been this day dis
solved by mutual consent
J. T. Johnson,
W. it. HionnY, \
Jan. 1st, 1898. I
I Will continue the praotioo o? law InL.
all the Courts of tho State. Special m - \
tention will bo given to collections.
All business entrusted to me will ha
A Laurens Man for Governor*
In tho Greenville News of ."10th ult.,
a "Conservative Hoformer" of Laurent
noininutcs our fellow citizen, Col. John
VV. Ferguson for Governor. Wo cor
dially endorso all tho correspondent
has to say of our follow townsman:
"Tho man who aspires to bo Gov
ernor of South Carolina should bo a
man of high moral character and a
man of exporlonco; learning and abili
ty . He should have backbone and
norvo, so that his policy cannot bo
dictated by "Tom, Dick and Harry."
He should boa man who not only has
tho conlideuco and approval of his
home, but who, by his force of char
acter will command tho respect and
confidence of tho cntiro people of the
Stato, regardless of faction or party.
There was a time In South Carolina
when peoplo did not spoak ovil of hor
chlof magistrate, whon ho was looked
up to, honored, lovod aud respected
and prayed for by good poople. But,
alas, such has not been tho cubo for
several yoars past; our Stato has boeu
rent in twain by factional strife and
party hatred and it Is rare. Indeed, to
hear any one spoak well of our chlof
magistrate. On tho contrary he Is
abused and held up to ridicule. It Is
useless to discuss tho cause of all this,
tho olToct has boon folt by all, and tho
writer believes that tho good pooplo of
tho entire Stato aro heartily sick and
tirod of tho whole business. They
want a change. They want a chlof
magistrate wlto will bo acceptablo to
the whole Stato, a man of high moral
charactor, of learning and ability, of
truo patriotism, a man who has no pet
schemes to carry Into effect, no friends
of this faction or that faction to ro
ward?In short, a truo, Christian
South Carolinian who can and will
bring tho good peoplo together, wipe
Out factionalism and strife and bo a
Governor of whom ovory South Caro
linian can justly bo proud.
Tho writer begs leave to nominate a
man who wdll till tho ontlro bill, viz.:
Col. John W. Ferguson, of Laurens, S.
"a Conservative Reformer"
Moments aro uboIoss If trilled away;
und they aro dangorously wasted if
consumed by delay in cases whero Ono
M lnuto Cough Cure would bring Im
mediate rellof. B. F. Posey, wholosalo
and retail druggist.
REEDY G ROVE DOTS.
Wo uro glad to welcome Tim
advertiser in our now home. Wo
arc fourteen miles from our county
seat?between tho Reedy and
Saluda Rivers, but we do not for
get that wo aro In old Laurens
Wc wish a happy now year to
nil the workers for and readers of
On December 24?Christmas evo
tho teachers and pupils of Iteody
Grove School gave a delightful
Christmas Entertainment, The ex
ercises consisted of dialogues reci
tations and vocal music. Tho au
dience was not large, but those
who attouded expressed them
selves as well pleased with the ex
Pound parties and soirees have
been the order of tho day among
the young pooplo during the
Christmas holidays. There was an
enjoyable pound party et Mr. J.
0. Sims lust Monday nig t. There
were pleasant social gatherings at
Messrs. Andy Culbertson's, Joel
Smith's and Mr. Goddnrd's during
Tho Christmas tree at Bethlehem
on Christmas Day is paid to have
boon a success, though on account
of tho bad went hor, the attendance
was quite small.
Mr. P, L, Oxnor's littlo son,
Floyd, has been quite sick for sev
eral days but is somewhat better
Mr. W. A. Anderson has had
quite a severe attack of tho grippe,
but is bettor at this time.
Mr. W. M. Davenport is com
plaining very much with his b:ick.
lt"v. J. B. Davenporl Is not at
Mr. Brackwell, a photogragher,
took tho pictures of several dwell
ings in this neighborhood recently.
Your correspondent thinks that be
did good work.
Mr. William Col ley and Mr. Geo.
Baldwin have moved toCokesbury.
We mis*" them.
Mr. J din Stevens and family,
also, Mr. James Wethers and fam
ily bavo moved from Mounlvilie
Into our community. Wo arc glad
to wolcomo them into our neigh
A new post office near Reedy
Qrove school house is ono of Ihe
possibilities of the near future. In
which event, Mrs. Dorcas E. O-J
borno will attend to the business
for Gnelo Ham In this part of his
Mr. J. 11. Anderson, one of our
enterprising young men has a large
number of "attlo at Mr..I. W. Bald
win's, lie lots recently bought them
und is expecting to fatten aud ship
Mr. George F. Anderson and
family have moved to Waterloo.
Wo aro v ry sorry to loso them
from our neighborhood.
Wo aro glad to report that Mrs.
Clifton Andersoni Of Waterloo, Is
visiting rolatives in our neighbor
It Is very probable that Mr. W.
C. Goldon will not tnovo to Wa
terloo as has been reported.
Most of the farmers about here
have gathered their com and col
ton and aro now ready to make
their ptepartlous for another yoart
Sick-poLson is a poison which
makes you siok. It comes from
tho stomach. Tho stomach makes
it out of undigested food.
The blood gets it and taints tho
whole body with it. That's tho
way of it.
Tho way to bo rid of it is to
look aftor your digestion.
If your food is all properly di
gostod, thoro will bo nono loft in
tho stomach to mako sick-poison
out of it.
If your stomach is hoo weak to
boo to this properly by itself, help
it along with a few doses of Hliak
or Digestivo Cordial.
That's tho euro of it.
Shaken* Digestive Cordial is a
delicious, healthful, tonic cordial,
made of pnro medical plants,
herbs and wine.
It positively euros indigestion
aud prevents the formation of
At druggists. 'I rial bottles 10
The ' lllcyollHt's Best Friend" In a famtl
lar name for De Witt's Witch Hazel Halve,
always ready for emergencies. While a
?poodle for piles, It also instantly rel.'evos
I and cures outs, brutnon, salt rheum, eczema
kand all Affections of the tkln. It never
toi u?p? -T .1
Prices?16 cents each, two for
25 conts, ton for $1.00, and a dis
count on largor quantities. Send
in orders to
The Laurens Drug Co.
Wo guarantee primary cases to
take when our virus is usod.
A Custom That Co in on Prom tho Throe
Wise Men Who Followed tho Star.
Of course yon need not bo told of the
origin of presenting gifts at thin season
of the year. The three wise men who
followed tho star until It remained sta
tionary ovor tho stable in Bethlehem,
and who, ontoring tho hovel wherein
wero tho oow and the ass, knelt down
before tho beautiful Babe in tho miurgor,
plncod before him presents of myrrh,
frankincense and gold. Their cxamplo
Is the example that you follow today,
1,805 years after the Magi made obei
sance to tho Child Jesus, and when yon
place prosonts before tho lit tle ones who
aro made in the imago of tho Divine
Babo you aro doing what was done by
the eastern kings, but remember that to
carry out their example to tho full the
babes In tho mangers, tho little ones in
hovels, must not be forgotten..
Most of our Christmas customs oomo
from tho German. Kris Kringle is a
legendary myth whoso origin is involv
ed in much doubt. Formerly in the
small villages of Germany tho prosonts
made by all the parent s were sent to some
one person, who, in high buskins, n
white robe, a mask aud an enormoni
fln\ wig, and known as Knecht. Hupert,
Went from house to house, lie was re
eoived by tho parents with great rever
ence, and, calling for the children, pre
sented tho gifts to them according t<
the accounts of thoir oondnct recoived
from the parents. It appears as highly
probable that this custom gnvo rise to
onr present innumerable legends about
Bantu Claus.?Philadelphia Times.
In a note following BOIUO quotations
regarding Christmas and winter weather
tl>o author of an old London publication
says, "Those prognostics of weather,
etc., I look upon as altogether uncer
tain, and wero they narrowly observed
would as often miss r.s hit. " Besides
being quoted as above the proverb is
varied as follows I "A hot May makes a
fat churchyard" and "A green wilder
makes a fat churchyard." To tho lattel
proverb is addod this uoto, "This prov
erb was sufficiently confuted in the
year 1007, when tho winter was very
mild, and yot no mortality or epidem
ical diseaso onBuod tho summer or au
tumn following."?Philadelphia J-ewig
Heap on more wood.
Tho wind is chill,
But, lot it whlstlo na it will,
we U keep our morry Christmas ?tili.
Lot, now is oomo oar Joyful'st foastl
Lot ovory man l>o Jolly.
Baoh room with ivy loaves is drost
And ovory post with holly.
For llttlo children ovorywhero
A joyous season still wo mnko.
We bring our precious gifts to thorn,
Kvon for tho dour child Jesus' snko.
Blow, bugles of buttle, tho marches of poncol
Saat, west, north and south lot tho 1i.uk quar
Bing tho song of groat Joy that tho angols bo
Bing of glory to God and of good will to man.
Again at Christmas did wo weave
The holly round tho Christmas hearth.
The ailent snow possessed tho earth.
The mission pi Hood's Stu?ap
arilla is to ouro disoaso, and thou
sands of tostimoniala proyo it fill
Tho Auditor's Ollico will bo open
from the 1st day of January to tho
20th day of February, 1808, to re.
ooive returns of Real and Personal
property foi taxation in Laurons
For the convenience of taxpay
ers the Auditor will attend the fol
lowing named places to recoivo re
turns for said year, to wit:
Jacks Township, Dr. F. 31. Sel
ler's, January 10, from 10 a. m. to 2
Jacks Township, Ren no, January
11, from 10 H. m. to 2 p. m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, Jan
uary 12, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Hunter Township, Milton , Jan
uary 18, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Cross Hill Township, Spring
Grove, January ' I, from 10 a.m. to
2 p. m.
Cross Hill Township, Cross Hill,
January 16, from 10 ?. m. to 2 p. in.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo,
January !7, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Waterloo Township, Kkom, Jan
uary 18, fiom 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Waterloo Township, Mt. Galla
gher, January 10, from 10 a. m. to 2
Sullivan Township, llioworton,
January 20, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
Sullivan Township, Princeton,
January 21, from 0 a. in to 12 m.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling
Shoals, January 21, from 1 p. m. to
4 p. m.
Dial Township, Abner Uahh,
January 22, from 0 a. in. to 12 in.
Dial Township, D. I). Harris,
January 24, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
Dial Township, V. A. White,
Januury 2.r), from 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Young's Township, Parson's
Store, Januury 20, from 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
Young's Township, Young's
Store, January, 27, from 10 n. m to
2 p. m.
Young's Township, Pleasant
Mound, January 28, from 9 a. m. to
Young's Township, bunford Sta
tion, January 28, from 2 to -1 p. m.
Scuflletown Township, Tylers
vlllo, January 20, from 10 a m. to 2
Real property to bo returned
It will save much time to tax
payers, also greatly facilitate the
work of the Assessor, if every per
son before leaving homo will make
out a oomploto list of every item
of personal property in the follow
ing ordor: Horses, oattle, mules,
sheep und gouts, hogs, watches,
organs and pianos, buggies,
wagons and carriages, dogs, mer
chandise, machinery ami engines,
moneys, notes and accounts above
indebtedness, and all other prop
erty including household.
It is always required that the
Auditor got the first given name
of tho taxpayer in full.
Undor the head of place of resi
dence on lax returns give the
All male citizens betweon the
ages of twonty-oud ami sixty
years, on tho 1st of January, ex
cept tllOSO who are incapable of
earning a support from being
maimed or from other causes are
doomed taxable polls (confederate
And every taxpayer is required
to give (he number of thoir school
After the 20th day of February
next, fifty per cent, penally will
bi- attached for failures to make
In every community there arc
persons who cannot read or that
do not take a newspaper. Those
more fortunate may do such per
sons a great favor by telling them
of the time to make returns or by
returning for I hem.
The assessing and collecting
taxes is all done in the same year,
and we have to aggregate tlio num
ber and valllO of all horses, mules,
cat 1 le and ol her pieces of personal
property, as well us t he acres of
land, lols und buildings and thoir
VltlllO that there is in this county,
and have the same on file in the
Com pi r< >1 lor GonornPs office by tho
801 h of Juno of each year, and from
that time to the first day of Oc
tober the Auditor and Treasurer's
duplicate havo to be oomplotod
and an abstract of tho work in the
Comp! roller GonoraPs ollico by
thai lime, which will show at a
glance that the Auditor has no
timo to take returns or anything
else much between tho 1st. day of
.March and the 1st day of October
but work on tho books and tho
blanks. We hope therefore that
nil taxpayers will make their ro
t urns in t imo.
JOHN R. FINLEY,
HL ADDER TROUBLES.
The bladder was created for one
purpose, namely, a receptacle for
the urine, and as such it is uot
liable to any form of disohji ex
cept by one of two ways. The first
way is from an imperfect action of
the kidneys, The SOOOlld way is
from careless local treatment of
SAMPLE BENT FREE.
Unhealthy urine from unhealthy
kidneys is tho chief cause of blad
der trouble . It is comforting to
know that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Hoof fulfills every wish in quickly
curing bladder and urinary trou
bles. It corrects inability to hold
urine and scalding or stinging pain
in passing it, or bad offootH follow
ing use of liquor, wine or boor,
and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of boing compelled to get
up many limns during the night
to urinate. Tho mild and extra
ordinary elVoct of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp Root is SOOIl realized. It
stands tho highest for its wonder
ful cures of the most distressing
eases. If you need a medicine you
should have tho bost. At drug
gists fifty cents and one dollar.?
You may havo a sample bottlo
and pamphlet both sent freo by
mail. Mention Thk ADVERTISER
and sond your addross to Dr.
Kilmor <fc Co , Ringham ton, N. Y.
Tho proprietors pf this paper
miftWAfctSA. t-ho ffeuuinonofls of Ulis
fl Good Book.
Why not give your friends
some nice Book, something they
will enjoy in years to come. We
have a nice lot to arrive this
week to suit the tast of all and
prices to suit the hard times.
J.O.C. FLEMING &C?
II ? ? ?? ? ? Ii I. ,??mm ill .?Willi?. ?in ii???
During the next Ten Days
we will offer our entire stock of
Ladies Capes and ?jackets at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Don I Forget to (Jail
We can save you money. We buy and sell lor cash and get the
best discounts which enable-, us to handle Goods at the LOWEST
Our stock is large and varied, tanging in prices from $2.50 to
$2o.OO, and comes direct from the Factory. We have Stouts, Slims and
Regulars and can tit and suit the trade. If we sell once we can sell )ou
Srjoes &t)d Mats.
Shoes are oneol our specialties, an I are rolling in from the Fac
tories. See them and be convinced of thicr extra good value.
Wc take great pains in selecting our hats and carry a line line of
the latest styles, and are agents for several factories.
We arc up on Dry floods and can oiler you good honest goods
pi ices that will make you glad that you called. Thanking you for
patronage and soliciting your future business we remain,
Very respect fully,
J. II. Mintcr & Son,
Headquarters Jor Lowest Price:, and liest Values.
-^^^iviv- _ ?>fe I I
Great reduction in pr*ce of
CaIcihi Springs Water at The
JLaurens Drug CJo, Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. F. Posey's.
per case, bottles to be re