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W. W. BALL. EDITOR.
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vertisements, per squaro, one inser
tion, $1.00; oaehsubsoquont luHorthni,
50 ??on Ik.
Liberal reduction made for largo A?l
LAURENS. S. 0., Jan. 1?, 1898.
Both Houses promptly convened in
General Assembly on Tuesday last.
President of the Senate, Lieut ?OV
erno.1 McSweony, and Speaker of the
House Gary,made their little speeches.
The Senate has grown a deal, Dorches
ter, Bamberg, SaUida, Cherokee and
Greenwood, now counties,having Sena
tors. The House stands at the old
number, 124. Tho llouso got down
promptly to work and soon disposed of
the matter on tho calendar coining
down from the last session. The indi
cations aro that it will bo a working
body. A Senator is to be elected but
it is a mere matter of form as Senator
MoLaurln will reoeive tho vote of
overy Democrat. Chiof Justice Mc
Ivor will bo ro elected without opposi
tion. Five Judges aro to be eloetod
Watts, Gary and Klugh without op
position. Benot, of tho First Circuit
is opposed by Bacot , of Charleston, and
ox-Judgo Izlar, of Orangeburg. Benot
will bo ro-eleoted, in all probuballty.
In tho 4th Circuit, Gago, of Chester,
and McDonald, of Fairtiold, aspire to
succeed Judge Withcrspoon, (who do
cllnos re-eleotion) with the chances in
favor of Gage. There is nothing of
the Hanna business in it and all will
go off without any firoworks. These
elections will probably occur today.
Thore aro other minor eleotlons. Our
Lauron? friends aro watching and on
hand. Hero Is a touch of their work1
Mr Goodwin?-To provide the man
ner In which persons may bo exempt
from poll tax or communication road
tax in cortain counties.
Mr. Goodwin?To amend an act en
titled "An act to apportion tho road
fund derived from special county
levy," approved Feb. 1". l^'.M, by add
ing an additional section to be known
as section 5.
A Bill has passed the llouso rodue
ing tho fees of notaries for taking re
nunciation of dower; to authorize
posting of lands to keep off trespassers:
to oxtond tho .ime for paying taxes
(affecting tho present fiscal year): a
bill to lot the public printing to the
lowest bidder. Mi-. Goodwin's bill to
regulato labor on Sundays exolted a
hot debate, but It was finally knocked
In the head In the House. Tho horse
and the cow had to be fed and watered:
the cook might strike, cold dinners
would be cold comfort for distinguished
guests; the boot bluek might turn
fino gontleman. A presentation of
this viow by an eloquent statesman
and the Bill got it whore the pretty
Miss "wears her beads." There is tho
usual bill for separate coaches for
races and a bill further "to protect
doves," and many new measures that
from their titles promise well. A re
solution Is pending to adjourn on the
14th of Fobruary. Senator Ragadalo
proposes amendments to tho constitu
tion?to eloct Circuit and Supreme
Judges.by the people. (This will not
do and will not pass). By the way,
there is a strong push to have notes,
bonds, and credits, on tho assessors
books for taxation. Don't forget
amendments to tho Dispensary Law?
to add a perfume to the rose, and to
paint tho lily: they are there. General
Hagood's death was announced and he
wasoulogizod It Is clear enough that
tho General Assembly will averago
well for common sense, rank high for
mediocrity, with some very clever
mon. "Old Edgeflold" is fretting over
the fact that her Senator resldos in
Greenwood county. She is right?it Is
anomalously ridiculous (But sho can ,
repose upon a pillow of down when she\
recalls that Ben Tlllman and Jas.
^ Talbort are In "yan-yan houso"?.1
?watching of McKinley and .the racy
* When tho resolution in the House
was proposed to elect a Chief Justice
and Circuit Judges it was amended to
make Circuit Judges read before Chief
justice. This has been construed as a
piece of log-rolling in the interest of
Judge Benet. Should the opposition
be strong to Judge Benet his friends
could take vengeance upon Mc I vor,w ho
as yet is not opposed for Chief Justice.
But such is politics. The House pro
poses for the Attorney General to pre
pare a Dispensary Bill that will head
ofT the Federal Circuit .fudge, Simon
ton. And yet a resolution proposes to
reduce the salary of this oflloer twenty
per cent. This officer now wants a
change of venue ami to go to (Congress,
where U. Samuel pays more than
$5,000. "Citizen" Ashley,of Anderson,
is in good health and will be in evi
dence In due season,
In his messago Governor Ellerbo
states that ho avoided paying interest
to keep things going by over drawing
_the States deposits at tho banks. But
those were tho Banks whoro tho groat
deposits of the State aro kept at no In
torost. It was a fair exchange of
oourtesles. It would have boon tough
to have kopr a Judgo, a Solicitor, a
Railroad Commissioner or tho like of
them waiting for tholr small compen
sation. Thoir annual salaries are paid
monthly, don't you know.
Certainly you don't waut to suiter this
dyspepsia, constipation, sick headache, Hal
low skin and loss of appetite. You havo
never tried DeWitt's Little Early Risers
for these complaints or you would have
been cured. They arc small pills hut great
regulators. It. E. Posey, wholesalo and re
The Old Hau of the Hen.
Governor Ellorbe transmitted his
annual message to tho Goncral Assem
bly OD tho assembling of that body on
Tuosday last The firtt 6ubj<3et dis
cussed is tho Dispensary as intimated
In our last issue. It Is to tho State an
"old man of the Soa," and apparently
cannot bo shaken from her nock. His
Excellency labors with the monst-r,
but eone'udos as wo gather from much
writing, that under tho present condi
tions wo must still carry him on our
shoulders. A sort of book of lamenta
tions is preached about the Federal
Court, but that Court is probably here
to stay. It is still our experiment?
no other State on tho globe oujoys It?
and we must not make wry faces at
our modlcluo. Tho Governor suggests
to eliminate tho profit feature. Wo
think if that goes, then tho Institution
should go. It might bo kept howovor,
as affording good paying berths for a
largo aggregation of partisan favorites.
This is worthy of consideration. As a
moral Institution it is an utter failure.
Tho Immense business done in liquor
by the Stato consists In tho salo of
tho choapost and meanest liquors
manufactured. Wo aro of tho opinion
that tho consumption of liquors by the
well-to-do classes In tho Stato has
largely decreased; but wo are still of
the opinion that the opening of depots
of cheap intoxicants by tho Stato is a
monstrous temptation to the very poor
of tho State. Tho Governor does not
help us In this predicament. It is but
proper to state that ho did not get us
into it. Tho message In other respects
is devoted to tho institutions and do
partraents of the Stato Government.
Educational matters aro fully and
ably presented. The charitable and
penal institutions aro healthy.
The Stato is a good (armor?the penit
entiary farms sho^ !ng up well. Tho
Governor prosses tho nocossity of
economy and a prompt discharge of
the duty devolving upon tho law-mak
ers. The great phosphato interest,
from which tho State had a big In
come, has gone to the dogs. Thoso are
the prominent car-marks of the oflloial
The News and Courier had some
damaging head lines touching Judge
Bouot, the Spartanburg Herald rushes
to the championship of the Judge, the
News and Courier apologizes neatly
and Judge Henel addresses the Grand
Jury of Spartanburg In the eh decs!
VOrnaoulat*. Washington's groat Chief
Justice, Marshall, might have been hit
hard by 'head lines."
An eagle towering in his pride of
Was bv a mousing owl hawked at and
Judge R. C. Watts, we are glad to
note, will bo ro-clected for the Uh
Cirmit, without opposition. His ail
ministration of the high office lias
given satisfaction throughout the
Slate and his many friends in his na
tive county, are proud of his record,
CATARRH IS A DISEASE
Which requires a constitutional
remedy. It cannot he cured by lo
cal applications. HnOx.'s Sarsa
parilla is wonderfully successful in
curing catarrh b cause it eradicates
from the blood the scrofulous taints
which cause it. Sufferers with
catarrh find a cure in Hood's Sai
sapaiilla, even after other remedies
Hood's Pills arc prompt, eili
cient. always rcl able, easy to take,
easy to operate.
ALUM IN LA Uli EN S.
Paymaster Lewis I). H'.ake. of
Pelzer, was in the city Th?r clay
vith 0. D. Smith, of new county
fame. In an interview with Mr.
gBttlith it transpires that he "has re
* ^Kotty discovered on his celebrated
Galliens plantation a most valuable
mine of alum. Besides this a won
derful chalybeate-spring, and also
is to be scon a half acre of fox
glove from which, it will bo re
membered comes the digitalis of
the drug S tort. 8. Mr. Smith is lobe
congratulated on his new found
treasure and it is supposed that the
prom', owner of these properties
will soon put in operation a three
phase plant to mine the alum, hot
tic the water and distill the potent
essence from the digitalis purpura,
If you have ever seen a little child in a
pnroxvsm of whooping cough, 01 if von
have been annoyed by a oonstant tickling
in the throat, y?u can appreciate tho value
of One Mimito CoiikIi Cure, which given
quick relief. H. V. Poscy, wholesale and
Indigestive pois.ins are the bane
of the dyspeptic's life. When sick,
see if your sickness is caused by in
dig. stive prisons. If so, take
Shaker Digestive Cordial. This is
the only certain way of being per
manently cured, because it is the
only way that gets rid of the poi
son. You know that fermented
food is p nsonous. Shaker Diges
tive Cordial clears the stomach of
fermenting food, and purifies the
bl od and system of indigestive
poisons, it cur* s indigestion and
the diseases that come of it. Head
ache, dizziness, nausea, stomach
ache, weakness, flatulence, consti
pation, 1 -as of appetite, irritability,
etc. These are a few of the
symptoms, caused by indigestive
poisons,-cured by Shaker Digestive
At druggists, price to cents to
$t.oo per bottle.
For Infants and Children.
DR. W. H. BALL.
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK. L?HDENS
Pets of Fortune.
These uro tho big men who preside
over the "Solons" at Columbia and
wear tho silken gowns:
SProsldent- bleut. Governor M. IB.
President Pro Tom -Hon. P. K.
Norris. ' " ?? V
clerk -Gen. El. K- llotnphlll.
Asestant Clerk?R. M. MoCown.
Heading Olork W. II. Stewart.
Bill ( lerk E. A. Perry.
^Journal Clerk?J . T. Gantt, ".
Sorgeant-at-Arms?J. W. Floyd.
OFFICERS ok 'ihk HOU8B.
Speaker ?Hon. frank I?. Hary,
clerk J. Wal tor Gray
Assistant Olork?J Walter Gray,Jr.
Reading Clerk .lohn S. Withers.
Bill Clerk T. G. llamer.
Journal Clerk?M, G. McDonald.
Sergeant-at-Arms?N. I. Btansell.
There Ls moro ('aturrh in tIiis
Bootiou of tho country Hum all
..liier diseases put together, and
until tho lust few years have boon
inourablo. Foragroat many yours
doctors pronounood it n local dis
oaso, Jiml prescribed local roino
dies, and by constantly tailing t<>
cure with local treatment, pro
nounced it inourablo. Science bus
proven oatarrh to bo aoonstitu
tional diseaso, und therefore re
quires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by K. J. Cheney & ('<>..
Toledo, Ohio, is the only ooust>
itutional euro <>n the market. It
is taken internally in doses from
in drops to a teaspoonful. It acts
directly on the blood und mucous
surfaces of the system. Thoy offer
ono hundred dollars for any oaso
it. lails to cure. Send for circulars
and testimonials. Address
P. .J. OHENEY, & CO.,
g0f Sold by Druggists, 75c.
ciiriatimut in Denmark.
Tho tree is always lighted on Christ
mas eve in Denmark, and tho family all
nieet together then. Tho older peoplo
got their presents on a plate at their
places at the table, and tho children's
gifts are on the tree. Roast goose 1h al
ways the chief feature of our Christmas
ovo dinner and n dish of rico is eaten
ou Christmas ove before dinner is nerv
ed. Apple fritters are eaten instead of
plum pudding. Christmas day itself ls
observed strictly as a religious festival,
but the day before and the day after
Christinas are holidays. Tho theaters
aro opon, and the young people givo
dancoa Our little Danish children do
not know about Santa Claus. Thoy
have instead what thoy call a Nissen,
meaning a Christmas brownie in tho
Shape of a little old man with a largo
gray beard who is supposed to livo un
der the ground. Another Danish super
stition is that at midnight Christmas
ovo the cows in tho stable rise and low
In salutation, and on Christmas eve
young maidens tell their fortunes by
breaking tho white of an ogg into a
f;lass of water and watching tho shapes
"Glagelig Juli" is the Danish greet
ing for "Happy Christmas I"?Selected.
cliriHtmuii in Rutland.
I fancy an English Christmas is too
well known to need much description.
English novels hnvo described it fully,
and the English illustrated papers at
Christmas time give a good idea of tho
festiv ities Every one who has n coun
try placo goes thoi'O for Christmas.
There is generally a largo house party,
and duueing and skating help (o pass
tin? time. The houses and churches aro
decorated with holly and greens, and
"mistlotoo hangs on tho castle wall. "
The troo is ahnest as universal an insti
tution in England as in Germany, and
tho evening is given over to amusing
tho children, who play blind man's
bull', snap dragon and hide and seek.
The proverbial English Christmas din
ner always includes roast beef and plum
pudding Every self respecting English
man goes to church on Christmas j torn
ing, and in somo country parishes tho
"waits" still sing their enrols from
bouse to house on Christmas ovo.
In other respects it is kept very much
as tho American Christmas.?British
Consul in Chicago Tribuno.
Tho bladder was created for one
purpose, namely, a receptacle for
the urine, and as such it is not
liablo to any form of disease ex
cept by ono of two ways. Tho first
way is from an imporfoot action of
tho kidneys, Tho sooond way is
from careless local treatment of
SAMPLE BBNT l-'RKB.
Unhealthy urine from unhealthy
kidneys is tho chie! cause of blad
der trouble . It is comforting to
know that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root fulfills every wish in quickly
euring bladder aud urinary trou
bles. It corrects inability to bold
urine and scalding or stinging pain
in passing it, or bad effects follow
ing usu of liquor, wino or boor,
and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to got
tip many tinios during tho night
to urinate. Tho mild and extra
ordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp Root is soon realized. Jt
Stands the highest for its wonder
ful euros of the most, distressing
00868. If you noo'd a medicine you
should have tho bust. At drug
gists fifty cents and ono dollar.?
You may havo a sample bottle
and pamphlet both sont froo by
mail. Mention THH ADVERTISER
und send your address to Dr.
Kilmer Co., Binghamton, N. Y.
Tho proprietors of this paper
guarantee the genuineness of this
Mo man or woman can enjoy life or ac
complish much in this world while Hiiffor
liiK from a torpid liver. DeWltt'l Littto
Ettrlv Risen, tho nllla that cleanse that
Organ, ?pdckly. 11. K. I'osey, wholesale
and retail druggist.
Quinine and other 1e~
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
Running acres, indolent ulcers and sim
ilar troubles, even though of many year's
standing may ba cured by using DoWitt'i
Witch Hazel Salve. \ Itaoolhos, strength
ens and heals. It Is the great pile euro. Jl.
V, i'osey, wholosalo and retail druggist.
8 uff or od for Years and Could Find
No Cure Until Hood's Sarsapa
rllln wns Tried ?Scrofula Curoo.
"I suffered with tetter on ono of my
limbs just obovo the ankle. I tried a
great many remedies, bul nothing did me
any food. Tho disease was very trouble
sonio for 12 er Vi years. In the spring
I begt;n taking Mood's Sursnnurllla
and after talcing several bottles of thle
medloino, 1 was eotuplololy ourod. Hood's
Barsaparlllu qIuo increased my weight."
P. P, Reqibi ish, Btatcsboro, Georgia?
"When my boy was three months old
ho broke oul with eruptions. Ho wan
treated by (1 | Ivy Icltm and tho eruptions
WOUld heal but v. ail ! break out again.
We resolved to give hini Hood'B Sarsapa
rilla, and when he lind '. ikon two bottles
ho was cured. H? has had no trouble
wltb Borofuls perfectly wob."
John I!. SMI fn, Bhady ing, W. Vs.
It you have decided to try Mood's Haran
parilla do not bo Induced to buy any other.
Hood's Barsapari'.ia Is the boBt, in fact,
tho One True Blood Purifier. Bold by all
drugglatB. Price vl, six for j?5.
WILLIAM S. GLENN,
Central National Hank Building,
Spartauburg, s. (J.
llcal Estate, Bond
ami Slock Broker.
Persons dosi.dng to sell or buy Stocks
will do well to consult him.
The Methodist l'arsonage and church
property?within 400 yards public
square South sido Main street. Hand
some new d wolling, throo acres of land.
One of tho most valuable and desira
ble1 lot or lots in tho city of Laurons.
For further information and terms ap
ply to Dr. W. II. Dial or O. B. Sim
mons, Laurons, S, C,
To ICxooutors and Administra
tors. Tho attention of ICxeeutors,
Administrators and Guardians i*
callod to the law requiring thorn
to mako their annual returns from
1st January to last day of Febru
ary. O. fi. Thompson,
'Dec. 10, L807? Id. J.P.L.0.
TEXAS, MEXICO, CALI
FORNIA, ALASKA, or any
other point, with FREE
MAI'S, write to
District Passonger Agent.
Louisville & Nashville R \\
8Gj Wall St., Atlanta, tin
Best to lake after dinner; g ? ?
preveiil BksW ? I I >f*>
tion, list ipulion. Lf^^ I I Si
Pure I * vegetnblu;.i nri|>.- ? B
or caiiau pain. Sold by all druggists. 2s conts.
Proparvd only by 0. I. Hood .v Co., Lowoll, Mans.
TJfyese are trje
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 g<>o? , in this department at greatly reduced prices.
Our Millinery can't be surpassed in quality, style and Novelty.
We would be glud 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 1 j.'.ii \ g , if you
havn't before. Hut "don't lock the stable door after the horse is
stolen," and don't vail until you catch a heavy cold before you
buy a bettet 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 lothes is
in ours. Prepare for the holidays?the quicker, the belter.
change in the cri vn, 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 seasoi 's plums in HATS.
No need to wear old styles with such prices.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
Davis, Roper & Co.
bring- Standard prices und to
pay loss than wo aro asking is t<? g '1 less value. A caroloss mail thinks
only of the appoaranco of :i suit ? >?' clothes tho day it is bought, while
Boiidiblo men take an interest in tho way clothing bought to-day will
look six months from now. If you want an up to date suit, neat and
nobby, and one that will give entire satisfaction you can got it in any
color, any size, any cut, for $7.0*'
Stock of Clothing
IN UPPEH SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE SOLI) IN THE NEXT
CJliectpei* n?lio.n Kver Defore.
It will pay you to soo thoso Goods and goi tho prices. Now is
tho limo to got a good suit for loss money than you will again soon.
We mean business, thoso Goods must and will bo sold, in the next
OO I>sx;y}-i. Conn-, see for yoursolf.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hal ami Big Shoo Store.
1.aureus, S. ('., Oct. 14, 1n'.>7
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Ftirfjittif e Store.
AH Goods Delivered in South Carolina. /
Laurons, S. C, Nov. 15, 1897. \
Conway Dial. Waters Ferguson.
opened up in
Mj mm ?? ? ?
Have lived more than 100 years in Laurens County, not wo
ouiselves, but our ancestors, so uro to the manor horn and ICUOWC to
most of you. Having chosen Merchandise as a legitimate business,
wo (lesire to call the Public's attention to the fact that wo have open
ed Up in tho DIAL BLOCK, next to Bon-Dolln Hotel. A Brand Now
Stock of Latest Style
Our Goods woro all carefully selected, just from tho Manufac
tory and bought Strictly for CASH on delivery. Wo oiler t hose Goods
to tho Public, not at COST or LKSS, but as low as tho samo articlo
can be sold in this or any other retail markot.
Wo solicit at least a call, examination and comparison, boforo
State of r outh Carolina?
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Court of Probate.
Copy Summon*for Itclicf. -Complsint
Miittiu A. MeDunio, Plaintiff, against
K. Morgan Laake, Kostor Brown,
Willis C. F. Brown, John Henry
Brown, Mary Crowder, Sal lie It.
Fleming, Minnio K. Chandler, J, F.
Brown, Hattio T. Boyd, Defendants.
To the Defendants abovo named?
You mo hereby summoned and requirod
to answer the complaint in this action,
Of which a copy is herewith served upon
yon, and to serve ,1 copy of your answer to
the said complaint on the subscribers at
tho offlCO of S. II. Dial, l.aurces Ooiirl
House, South Carolina, within twen
ty days after the nervico hereof, exclusive
of the day of such service; and If you fail
to answer the complaint within the time
aforesaid, tie' plaintiff in this action will
apply to lllO CotUl for the relief demanded
in Hie complaint.
To Sallie B, Fleming and Minnio K.
Chandler, non-rosldont, Defendants:
Hleasc take notice that the com
plaint in the above stated cause was
filed In tho ofllco of Judco of Probate
for 'iLaurens County, at Laurons, S. C.
Nbvomber 20, 1897.
W. II. Martin,
O. L. SoilUMl'krt,
N. B. Dial,
Plaintiffs' Att ?rnoy.
W. Et. Martin,
O. L. SCHUMl'krt,
N. B. Dial.
ov. 30, 1807-6t.
DonH Forget to Volt
W'e can save von money. Wc buy and sell for cash and get the
best discounts which enables us to handle Goods at the LOWEST
Our stock is large and varied, ranging in prices from $2.50 to
$2o.OO, and conus direct from the Factory. Wc have Stouts. Slims and
Regulars and can tit and suit the trade. I! wc sell once wc can sell you
Sfjoes at?el Hats.
Shoes arc one ol our specialties, and arc rolling in from the Fac
tories. Sec them and he convinced of tbicr extra good value.
W'e take great pains in selecting our hats and carry a line line of
the latest styles, and arc agents for several factories,
We are up on Dry (foods and can offer 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,
J. 31. Mi liter & Son,