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tadsorlptlon Price 12 Months, ?1.30
PAYABLE IN AUVANCi'.
W. W. BALL. EDITOR.
Rates for Advertising.?Ordinary Ad
vertlnernAnts, per square, one lnser>
ttont$1.00; each subsequent lusertloi ,
Liberal reduction mado for largo Ad
LAURENS, S. C Jan. II,
The Cotton U rower*.
Tho low price of our Southern staple
is a matter of serious concern. We
sympathize with the growers of cot
ton because the great body of tho peo
ple of the State depend upon cotton
for a decent living; and second and
last because tho writer has always,
(and for no short time; depended upon
this staple for his necessaries and the
few luxuries ho has enjoyed He is
therefore heart and BOUl with the men
and women who are growing it. Every
Interest in the South indirectly de
pends upon cotton: but the grower
more than any other is vitally con
cerned. The problem of the low price
and J*OW to restore it to a remunera
tive ligure therefore should Interest
and have tho sympathy of every man,
bo ho lawyer, doctor, banker, mer
chant, politician, money lender, or
what not. \S'e regard any man a poor
citizen who poop . >s tho movement now
discussed to lind a remedy for tho
evil It la a difficult problem and
there are many obstacles. But with
our soil, climate, efficient la'>or and
groat staple monopoly we ought to be
independent and grow rieh. Wo hon
estly believe that there are artificial
dovices in exittonco which control the
price. If however a sensible ourse Is
pursuod the reckless rascals can be
circumvented. The South should raise
its own meat and bread. Ten Stat es
are enriched annually by our pur
chases of horses, mules, Hoar, meat
and lard. We can raise every hoof
and pound. Thore aro obstacles as wo
havo said, an 1 those are BOtno; the
non-resident land lord, who wants a
rent article convertible into cash: tho
pior man, white and colored, who pays
a rent and depends up in credit to get
his supplies. The bank and tho sup
ply raon usually ivly upon cotton. The
wide-awake lan liord and farmer should
soo to it that every pound of flour,
moat or corn consumed oi his lands
should b>3 raised thereon. There will
Still he an unthrifty man who will
ront a farm, come t > tho Court House,
buy a mulo for $125.00 credit, give a
mortgage on this and another critter
and his buggy and saddle and the next
November t'm crop will bo short and
all will go under tho hammer. These
must havo our sympathy, but they
will grow fewor and far between. The
remedy lies largely in the independent
farmer sotting tho example of show
ing a self-sustaining home In t e
meanwhile we are pursuaded that co
operation among the cotton growers
will find a remedy against the evil we
complain against. And hy the way, of
Course you will always he elbowed by
politlciaiis-.stiine fellow who wants an
Office; you must ox pee t him and ho Is
generaly a good fellow, but stand
with the cotton growers and let us do
The Lieu Law.
By this phrase is usually understood
the Agricultural Lien Law, by which
a person pledges his crop to ssoure
payment for money or supplies to be
advanced in the future and used in
making a crop. The law was proposed
by a farmer of Marlboro county
thirty-two year- ago. Every now and
thon when times jret crooked there is a
proposition to repeal. Twenty years
ago It was repealed to take etfect 12
months in advance and when the next
Legislature met it repealed the re
pealing Act. Tho proposition is again
discussed. We doubt the expediency of
it. Tho landlord now by law has the
first lien for bis rent; the laborer comes
next and this WOuUVseeill to he right,
Thore are many poor men w ho depend
upon credit and canjt go to the Banks.
These must have sono consideration.
The law might ke amended or
modified so as to provide that a
fraction, as a fourth of all agricul
tural products, shffllld be exempt
from lions or nfprtgagOti ante
codently given. The subject will be
discussed by tho prc*tnt Legislature,
but wo anticipate, no change. Legisla
tors as a rule nrc "tenderfoots," and
will bo slow to ohingea policy appar
ently engrafted upon otr agricultural
system But n > law of 'the 'kind will
bo made to effect tho oujrcnt year.
Death of Gon. Johnbn II agood.
This distinguished dtizon diod at
his homo, Barnwoll, on the 4th inst.
Ho was sixty nine yoarsbld. IIo was
trained In the State Mlitary Acid
omy, at the outbreak <l tho war en
tered tho service of the itate, rose to
a Brigadier's command,koon boe.ame
recognized for his skilljin tho field
and the; "bravest of tho kravo." Tho
Stato had no more horohfcon. in IH7d,
on tho Hampton ticket \c was mado
Comptroller General, anain 1MM0 be*
camo Governor, serving on torm and
declining a second. IIo wn at tho re
union of tho Veterans at (roonvllle in
August last whoro ho wtimot with a
unanimous ovation. All Will rocog
nlzo that ono among the hdoic spirits
of our Stato has dopartil, h great
man has fallen. His long hd devoted
services to his pooplo in lar and in
peace, will bo embalmed in tp memory
of their sons. \
? ? \
It Is boglnnlng to t*oad--do> reform
Chill end \
A Bed Hot Wire.
Th?' Sparenburg Herald and the
State newt>,jpers nave stirred up
Senator benjamin H Tillman. He has
beeu sick, but is on his fodder OOCO
mure. They prodded him by the
statement that ho hated his brother,
<'ol. Geo. D. Tillman. Thero Is a homely
adage about waking a sleeping lion.-- '
The Senator roars back at these papers
unlike those of a "sucking dove." The
Senator whets his tusks also at Mr.
Hemphill, of the News and Courier,
who had not prodded him. The News
and Courier while commenting in
terms not complimentary, 9llggest.
that it would be wise not to stir Ben?
jarnin into the tantrum-. Wo concur.
Benjamin must he tried by his re
cord. Hot stuff makes good reading,
but discretion is the better part of
valor. Heave B.-njamin alone while
he mend* the world.
Excitement in Colombia*
Sineo the "Hop" Incident in Char
leston Columbia has had her sensa
tion. Last summer, n I'.oa Constrlotor,
13 feet long escaped from a traveling
menagerie. Tho Bnake was found In
a cellar on Monday last and the alarm
given. Interest spread throughout tho
town and threo stalwart gentlemen af
ter a great battle secured and cagod
the monster. He was put in a show case
and tho announcement is made that
thousand* visited and took a look at
the reptile. Two things are cloar:
First, that some side show visiting
that city wai badly slighted. Second,
the State is in luck that a "bad citi
zen" was safely caged before our la.v
makers assemble to-day.
What's the matter with Hannah/ ?
The women of Ohio arc taking a
lively interest in the. ponding battle
against the BOSS, for tho U. S. Senate .
It is a groat struggle, tho
against Hannah. Wo predict that ho
will win. This is an ago of boodle and
And now they say that tho Kegistra
tion lists have been botched and that
the work will havo to bo done over.
Hut the same ollioiuls should complete
We bollevo tho Dispensary tho host
solution of the liquor pi'oblom.-A
Hut, brethren, most "solidions" are
The bladder wascroatod for one
purpose, namely, a roooptaolo for
the urine, and us such il is not
liable to any form of disease ex
cept by one of two ways. Tbo first
way is from an imperfect action of
tho kidneys, Tho second way is
from oaroloss local treatment of
sample HUNT pre 10.
Unhealthy urine from unhealthy
kidneys is t he chief cause of blad
der trouble . It is comforting to
know that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root 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 effects follow
ing use of liquor, Wil.r beer.
and overcomes thai unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to get
up many times during the night
to urinate. Tin? mild and extra
ordinary oll'oct of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp Hoot is soon realized. Ii
stands tho highest for its wonder
ful cures of tho most distressing
eases, [f you need a medicine you
should have the best. AI drug
gists fifty cents and one dollar,?
You may have a sample bottle
und pamphlet both sent Tree by
mail. Mention The Advertiser.
and send your address to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., ?inghamton, N. Y.
Tho proprietors of this papor
guarantee the genuineness of this
Mo man or woman can enjoy life or ac
complish much in this world while suffer
ing from a torpid liver. DeWitt'* Little
Early Risers, tin) pills that cleanse that
organ, quic kly. If, F, Posoy, Wholesale
anil rattl) iIimj',;iv.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 d:iys to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tunic cures in ONE DAY.
Running sores, indolent ulcr.rs and sim
ilar troubles, oven though of many year's
standing may ha cured by using l>c Witt's
Witch Ma/.el Salve. It Soothes, strength
ens and heals. It is the great pile cure. 15.
P. I'osoy, wholesale ami retail druggist.
Tho Methodist Parsonage and church
property?within 100 ynrds public
squaro -South side Main street. Hand
some now dwelling, threo acres of land.
Ono of the most valuable and dosira
blo lot or lots In tho city of Laurons.
For further Information and torms ap
ply to Dr. W. II. Dial or O. H. Sim
mons, l.aurons, S, C.
If yon have ever seen a little child iu a
paroxvsm of whooping cough, or if you
havo been annoyed oy a constant tickling
in the throat, yen can appreciate the value
of One Minute Cough Cure, which gives
quluk relief. II, V. Po.-oy, wholesale and
WILLIAM S. GLENN,
Central National Hank Building,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Heal Estate, Bond
and Stock Broker.
Persons desiring to sell or buy Stocks
will do well to consult him.
For Infants and Children.
jtmfc //<fi ? ? lin
DR. W. H. BALI.
CE OVER KATION
Was Very Nervous;
Had Smothering Spoils and Could
Not Sloop -- Doctors Callod It
Nouralgla and Indigostlon.
"I had pains in my head, neck und
shoulders and all through my body hut
they were most severe in my left side-.
ThS doctor called it neuralgia and in
digestion. I was confined to my bod for
tight months. I was very nervous, had
Binothiring *j>ell* and could not sleep. I
read of cures by lloo i's Sarsspsrllla and
of a casc similar to mine. My husbaud
procured a bottle, ar.d I began tnking it.
After talcing one bottle I felt better, was
able to rest ami my appetite Improved. I
Continued until i ty nervousness wn?
cured Slid i was much better in every
way. My husband has also been bone
filed by Hood s Banaparllla." Mary h.
Stonk, Sptlnvllle, Virginia.
Is the Best In fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Bold by all druggists. SI. Six for $6.
Tho Auditor's Office will bo open
from i In- 1st day ot'January to tho
20th day of February, 1808, to ro.
Ooivo returns of Real ami Personal
properly foi taxation in I,aureus
For tho convenience of tavpay
ors tho Auditor will attond tho fol
lowing named places to roooivo ro
t'trns lor said year, to wit:
Jacks Township, i>r. P. M. Setz
lor's, January 10, from 10 a. in. to 2
Jacks Township, Ltonno, January
11, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
Hunter Township, Clinton, Jan
uary 12, from 10 a. in. to 2 p, in.
Hunter Township, Milton, Jan
uary 18, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
Cross Hill Township, Spring
drove, January 14, from 10 a.m. to
2 p. m.
Cross Hill Township, Cross Mill,
January l?, from it) a. m. lo 2 p. m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo,
January IT, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
Waterloo Township, ISkom, Jan
uary 18, doin 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Waterloo Township, Mi. Gl a I hi
gher, January 10, from 10 a. m. to 2
Sullivan Township, Browcrton,
January 20, from lo a. m. to 2 p. in.
Sullivan Township, Princeton,
January 21, from 0 a. in. to 12 in.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling
Slioals, January 21, from 1 p. in. to
4 p. m.
Dial Township, Abncr Bahh,
January 22, from 0 a. in, to 12 in.
Dial Township, I). D, Harris,
January 21, from 10 .1. m. lo 2 p. in.
Dial Township, V. A. White,
Januiiry 2?. from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Young's Township, Parson's
Store, January 20, from 10 8. in. to
2 p. m.
Young's Township, Young's
Store, January, 27, from 10 a. in to
2 p. in.
Young's Township, Pleasant
Mound, January 28, from !> a. m. lo
Young's Township, Lanford sta
tion, January 28, from 2 to 1 p. m.
ScufHelown Township, Tylers
ville, January 2'.?, from 10 a m. to 2
Ib-al properly to 1)0 roturnod
It will save much ti 1110 to tax
payers, also greatly facilitate tho
work of tho Assessor, if every per
son before leaving home will make
oui a oomploto lisl of every item
of porsonal proporty in tho follow
ing order: Horses, cattle, mules,
shoop :intl gouts, hogs, watches,
organs and pianos, buggies,
wagons and carriages, dogs, mer
chandise, machinery and engines,
moneys, notes und accounts above
indebtedness, and all othor prop
orty including household.
It is always required that tho
Auditor get tho first given namo
of 1 ho taxpayer in full.
Under tho head of place of resi
dence on tax returns give tho
All male citizens botwooil the
ages of bwonty-ono and sixty
years, on tie Isi of January, ex
cept thoHO who uro incapable of
earning 11 support from being
maimed or from other causes are
doomed taxable polls (confederate
And ovory taxpayer is required
to give the number of their school
Alter tho 20tll day of February
next, fifty per cent, penalty will
bo attached for failures to make
In every community there are
porsons who cannot read or that
do not take a newspaper. Those
more fortunate may do such per
sons a great favor by telling thorn
of the time to make returns or by
returning for them.
The assessing and collecting
taxes is all done in tho same your,
and we have to aggregate the num
ber and value of all horses, mules,
cattle and other piocos of personal
property, as well as the acres of
land, lots and buildings and their
value that them is in this county,
ami have tho same on file in tho
Comptroller (lonoral's office by tho
801 h of June of each year, ami from
that time to the first day of Oc
tober the Auditor and Treasurer's
duplicate have to bo completed
ami ail abst ract, of the work in t in;
Compi roller Goneral's offico by
that, time, which will show at a
glance that tho Auditor has no
time to take returns or anything
else much betwoen the lat day of
March and the 1st day of October
but work on tho books ami the
blanks. Wo hope therefore that
all taxpayers will make their re
turns in time.
JOHN It. FINLEY,
Cure sljk liesdaebe, bad
taste In tiir month, coated
tongue, gllS Iii tho Storni? ll,
dlK.'HI ?lt<t IAlilanilU.li. Do
Um!? .>rt>ct, W c?a
Our pooplo ar?- well ploasod
with tho transfer of theOharlostou
and \Vo8tern Carolina railway t<?
the Atlantic Coast Lino and be
lieve and hope thai great good to
tho IStat<- will result thoroirom.?
Tuo unanimous wish hereabouts is
that Col. .Mi-it \V. Andorsun will
bo rotninod as supuriutoudont as
ho is k itown to bo one of tho finest
railroad men to bo found any
whoro in tho south. Ho and Col.
John 1'.. Cleveland of Spartan
burg, th<- president, have made
tho Western Carolina .road ono of
tho most vuluablo roads in the
Stat<-. Abbi villo rojoicos in the
change.?Abbeville Special to the
Thorn is more Catarrh in this
section ot* tho country than all
other diseases pin together, and
until tie- last few years have boon
incurable. Koragroal many years
doctors pronounced it a local dis
oaso, and prescribed local romo
dies, and by constantly failing to
cure with local troatmont, pro
nouuood it incurable Science has
proven catarrh to bo a constitu
tional diseuso, and thoroforo re
quires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Curo, manu
facturod l>y K. J. Chonoy & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is t)t? - only const
it nt iona I curo on tie- ma rkot. 11
is taken internally in doses from
10 drops t >a tunspoonful. It acts
directly on the blood and in lOOUfl
Htirfaoos <>i' the system. Thoy offor
ono hundroddollars for any caso
it fails to euro. Sond lor circulars
and testimonials Alldl'OHH
F. .1. CHENEY, & ( <?..
ftWf^ Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Of Settlement and Application
for Final Discharge.
Take notice that on the i.jth day
of January, iSos, I will render a
final account of my acts and do
ings as Executor of the estate
of Simpson I). Glenn, dee'd, in tin:
office of Judge of Probate for Lau
lens county at i i o'clock A. M..
and on the same da)' 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 he for
J. PERRY GLENN,
Dec io, iN'.iy Executor.
TEXAS, MEXICO, CALI
FORNIA, ALASKA, or any
other point, with FREE
MAI'S, write to
District Passongor Agent,
Louisville & Nashvillo II B
801 Wall St., Atlanta,Ga.
Trjese are trje
I<vif)cl?F Days '
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 tlx- time to buy your Winter lo'.hi 1 g, if you
havn't before. But "don't lock 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
in 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
HAT. 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
Roper & Co.
bring* standard prices und t<>
pay loss i.huii wo aro asking in to g'it less value. A careless man thinks
only of the appearance of a suit r ?. ? .... ? ... dav it is bought, whilo
sensible men take an in tores t in the way cl >thing ?ught to-day will
look six months from now. If you want a:, up to dato suit, beat and
nobby, and ono that will give entire satisfaction yo? can got it in any
color, any size, any out. for 17.50
Stock of Clothing
IN UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE SOLD IN THE NEXT
CJlieapei* Tlian Ever Before.
It will pay you to soo those Goods and got the prices. Now is
tho tim<- to <4<'t a good >uit for less money than you will again soon.
Wo moan business, those Goods must and will be sold in tho next
60 Days. Come, see for yourself.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hal ami Itig Shoe Store.
Laurons, S. Q.. Oot. 11. L807
Con way Dial. Waters Ferguson.
OPENED UP IN
sm, mm ;?? c?> urn.m ?
Have Qvod moro than 100 yearn in Laurons County, not wo
oursolvos, bul our ancestors, so urn to the manor born und know to
most of you. I Having ohosen Morohandiso as tt logitimalo businoss,
wo desire to nil tho Public's attontion to tho fact thatwehavo onon
c(l up in tho luAL BLOCK, n<-xi to Bon-Dolla Hotol. A brand Now
Stock of Iiiiti|l Si.yle
Our Goils woro all oarofully solootod, just from tho Manufac
tory and boug t*Striotly for CASH on delivery. Wo ofTor those Goods
to the Public, iot at COST or LiSSS, bul us low an tho? samo article
can be gold in lids or any ot her retail market. I
iticn and comparison, bofqro
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Court of Probate.
Copy Summon*/or tic-licf* ?Complaint
not Sen ?<!.
Mattie A. MoDuffio, Plaintiff, against
It. Morgan I.oake, Foster Brown,
Willis c. F. Brown, John Honry
Brown, Mary Crowder, Mallic B.
Fleming, Minnie K. Chandler, Ji F.
Brown, Battle T. Hoyd, DofondantS.
To the Defendants above named ?
You are hereby summoned and roqidrod
to answer the complaint in this aetion,
of which a copy is horowith served upon
you, ami to serve a copy of your answer to
[ho said complaint on the subscribers at
the office of N It. Dial, Lauren.-, Court
House, South Carolins, within twen
ty days after the servico hereof, exclusive
? if the day of BUCll sorviee; and If you fail
to answer (be complaint within the lime
aforesaid, tlx* plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for the relief deiualldod
In the complaint.
W. II. M AKTIN,
O. L. SCIIUMPEKT,
n. b. Dial,
To Sallio 1$. Fleming and Minnlo B.
Chandler, non-rosidont, Defendants:
IMeaso tako notice that the com
plaint in the above stated OftUSO was
tiled in the ofllco of Judge of Probate
for Laurons County, at Laurons, S. C.
November 20, 1897.
W. II. Martin,
O. L. SOHUMt'RRT,
N. It. DIAL.
B?ont Forget to Call
We can save VOU money. We buy and sell for cash and get I lie
best discounts which enables us to handle Goods at the L?WKST
Our stock la large and varied, tanging in prices from $2.50 to
$20.00, and comes direct from the Factory. We have Stouts. Slims and
Regulars and can lit and suit the trade. It we sell once \vc can sell you
Sfjoes arjcl Hats.
Shoes arc one ol our specialties, and arc rolling in Irom the Fac
tories. Sec them and be convinced of tbicr extra good value.
Wc take great pains in selecting our bats and carry a fine line of
the latest styles, and arc agents for several factories.
Wo atC up on Dry Goods and can offer you good honest goods
pticcs that will make you glad that you called. Thanking you fof
patronage and.soliciting your future business wc remain,
*' fr*"?'"- &l