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LAURKNS, S. C. March 1"., IMSiv.
The War Cloud.
The prospect of war with Spain is a
stout stimulus to the patriotic impulses
Of the country. The accident of Gen
oral Leo, a Southern soldier, and ro
presentatlvo of an Ulustrous southern
family representing a republican ad
ministration at Havana gives addt"
tioual impetus to the patriotic pulse of
the South. We are not out of the
woods and there may yot he war. We
want to emphasize that in no con
ceivable way can a war benefit our
soction. War upon a large scale might
and probably would seriously injure
us. War is synonimous with waste ?
espoclullv of breadstuffs, clothing,
wagons, Iron, coal, shoes and animals.
The West would be vastly benelitted
and enriched. Bacon, beef, mutton,
lard, canned goods. Hour, oats and
corn would be inflated enormously, d
all those at our expense. Cut oft* com
mercial intercouse of the South with
tho West, beyond the Tennessee and
there is not onousrh provision* in the
South to keep body and soul together
for a month. Tho sugar bagatelle* of
Louisiana and the lillputlan rice inter
est of the State would ho benetittod.?
Our geographical position to the strug
gling and Buffering Cubans excites our
sympathies. Materially, wo are op
posed to war, sentimentally our cry Is
still for war. To only the tendency to
stimulate the production of breadstuffs
at the South could war help us. It ha?
been said that God helps those coun
tries that he attilets with a barren
soil. Tt drives the population to tho
seas. It was so with the \theninn
maratime Tower of ancient Greece ?
that peop'e dominating ancient civ
ilization. U was the ease with the
groat Italian cities, leading the civ
ilization of early modern times. Great
Britain is an overwhelming example
of to-day. Our Yankee brethren have
their mighty ships, the men to man
them: they can keep the enemy
off our coast. We have th-^ rich deep
soil, genial showers and a glorious sun I
for seven months in the year. If the
war cloud Is not soon dispersed, let us
at least produce our own breadstuff* and
have our smoke-houses full in our beau
tiful land. In the meanwhile if n war
comes on a large scale wo can spare at
the South a hundred thousand men for
tho field and not Piisa thorn and they
aro ready to g'.tre a good account of
thomsolvos. But, no hurry. As Gen.
Hampton ".i-ists, the South must look
to her material interests. "Put money
in thy purse."
Later: The latest reports savor of
war. Our Government is using a
giants strength in preparation by day
and night. We still believe this tre
mendous display of energy and resource
will have its effect and bring tho Span
iard to his senses and that war will be
averted. If it transpires beyond "rea
sonable doubt," or if tho "preponde
rance of the evidence" shows thnt, the
Spaniards placed a mine by which the
Maine was destroyed, then the honor
of this country demands that they light
or pay and at once It seems that the
evidence points to a "mine." In this
contingency It is probable that fifty
millions would be demanded of the
Spaniards. The Spaniard is a proud
personage, is low in funds, and a fight
is not Improbable. In this event the
rush will bo so mad, that when tho call
comos for troop9, you must hustle to
gei a place In the picture.
The Hotiao voted unanimously on
Tuesday last placing fifty millions at
the disposal of tho President to pro
pare for war with Spain if necessary.
That there might ho no mistake, or
nhutlling hereafter, the ayes and noes
were called, and overy man voted
"aye." Tho House consists of about
.'130 Representatives, covoring a coun
try vast in extent, 3,000 miles from
Ea9t to West, and l.?OJ to 2,00) miles
North and South, and a population of
seventy million souls. Tho vote
stands unexamplod. Tho resolution
was offered by Cannon, aud the
speeches were short and sharp and pa
triotic. Most of tho members of Me
Houso are young men and if any pow
der is burnt, we shah hear,from them,
nodoubt, In the "imminent and deadly
breach." The war Is most likely to
be upon the ocean wave where heavy
guns aro to bo handled. The light
weights will be employed most likely
in the light infantry along our coast
defences. South Carolina is repre
sented in both houses by ''a picked
nlno" of stalwart braves, every man
pulling'JOD nnd over except Wilton of
the 1th District, who is llg t enough
for the skirmish line. Our near neigh
borWof the 1th District, wo must ob
serve would never have escaped tho
immortal Frederick, for his picked
corps of six foot gronadicrs. The gon
tlemen of the upper House have not
been put upon record, but we recall
that our Junior Senator halls from
Marlboro, a name whose Inspiration
must pale tho God of war riding tho
blaet, and tho Senior would not be lag
gard to sustain tho martial record of
rjrand old fighth.g Kdgotiold. With our
"picked nine" woll to the front and
in the field and such an array of ?..?Steh
ers ab t heir constituency can furnish
we have no reason to be doubtful of
To put aside joking the House did
bravely and on tho right line. Wo of
the South want poaco aud to command
51 we must be ready for war.
Quinine Mad other fc~
iw medicines take fro
The following Act passed at tho ro
cont session of our Conoral Assombly
will bo of interost to our Magistrates:
An Act to require all Magistrates to
submit thoir dockets to the county
board of commissioners quarterly,
and said board to report on same to
Section I. lie it onacted by tho Gen
eral Assombly of the State of South
Carolina: That all magistrates be, and
are hereby, required to submit thoir
dockets to tho county board of commis
sioners at their regular quurtorly
meetings, and that said boards, re
spoctivoly, shall make roport an
nually, prior to the fall term of Court,
to tho foreman of tho Grand dury as
to said dockets, and any irregularities
Section 2. That magistrates shall
not hereafter be required to make re
ports or tile transcript of their dockets
in any manner and at any other time
than herein prescribed, any law to the
Approved the 19th day of February,
A. D. 1808.
The Hon. W. J. Bryan spoke at
Greenwood and Cue West on Friday
evening last and at Abbeville on Sat
urday. it was an ovation from the
crossing of the Savannah -a "hip-hip
hurrah" all along the lino?a treading
upon dowers?an all bail to the com
ing chieftain. The Abbevillians have
shown themselves hospitable, a virtue
commended and commanded.
Spain going to war to savo Cuba with
a quarter Of a million of her people on
that Island starving. Spain preparing
war upon the United States and threat
ening to sink tho ships laden with pro
visions sent to her starving poople by
the charitable of the United States.
'?There are raoro things in Heaven and
earth. Horatio, than are dreamt of in
your philosophy. "
Some of our contemporaries urgo
that it is a hardship to require candi
dates for State offices to make tho cir
cuit of the State and discuss issues. ?
We prefer to see and hear tho boys.
IT IS THE GREATEST.
was a 111 ictod with humor in
my blood which caused me t<? be
covered with soros. After taking
six bottlea of Hood's Sarsaparilln
I was completely cured and it af
fords me pleasure to recommend
this medicine for impure blood.
It is tho greatest medicine on
earth." J. H. Brock, Sandtown,
Hood's Tills are the only pills
to take with Hood's Sarsapnrilla.
Cure nil liver ills.
In One Day.
Baby Carriages?The Future
Groat?Thut child will be dis
tinguished. Some day you will
want to show the carriage it hud
when a baby. Yon will bo proud
to show one of our elegant styles,
that are going from $4.50 to $19.00.
All goods delivered from $10.00
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
A New mid Complete treatment, consisting of
sUPPOSI r< >Kli:s. Capsules of Ointment and two
Boxes i>i Ointment. A never-tailing cure- for Piles
'i every nature and degree. It makes an operation
with du.- knife, which is painful, ami often results
m death, unnecessary, why endure this terrible
disease? We pack a Written Guarantee in each
$1 Uo<. Ne Cure, No Pay. 50c.am! fi a box,6for
?s. Sent l>v mail. Samplet free
OINTMENT, 2fie and 'Miv..
rON^TIPATION Cured. Piles Prevented, by
UUINO I irtt I IUIN Japanese Liver Pellet?, the
great LIVER and STOMACH REGULATOR ana
RLOOD PURIFIER. Small, mild ami pleasant
10 take: especially adapted for children's us*. 50
doses j.s cents.
FREE.- A vial of lliese famous little Pellets will
1 e given with a fi l?>.\ or more of Pile Cure.
SOTICK- I III. CKNUINB PRIUH jai'ankse Pi lb
CORK im sale only hy
Dr. B, P. l'osey. Druggist, sale Agent,
Laurena, S. c.
C, N. & L. R. R.
Schedule to take effect damn 72-1,18l>x.
sou i n nouM i>.
Daily EXCEPT SUNDAY,
Passenger. Mixet .
Lanrens, Lo l 46 p m n 00 a m
Clinton, 2 Id a gg
New berry, :>. .',7 7 50
Prosperity. a la 8 If,
Little Mountain, 8 80 8 Id
White Kock, a 66 ?.i 12
Columbia, Ar 1 l() 10 10
Daily KXOICPT SUNDAY.
Columbia, I.e 1100 pm 5 00pm
White Kock, 11 28 6 57
Little Mountain, 1] 46 6 80
Prosperity, 11 fin 7 im?
Xewberry, \y 10 7 2a
Clinton, 12 50 8 60
Lauren's, Ar 1 10 10 00
W. G, OHILD0, Superintendent.
J K. Nolan, Train Master.
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL 8ANK, LAUBENS
i rrm? ,1.? r-? \t ?(.-Mr ?ml To.-..i .x ?
Your friends may smile
But that tired feeling
Means danger. It
And impure blood.
This condition may
Lead to serious illness.
It should be promptly
Overcome by taking
Which purifies and
Enriches the blood,
Strengthens the nerves.
Tones the stomach,
Creates an appetite,
And builds up,
Energizes and vitalizes
The whole system.
Be sure to get
WILLIAM S. GLENN,
Central National Hank Bullding,
Spartanburg, S. 0.
Real Estate, Bond
and Stock Broker.
Persons desiring to soll or buy Stocka
will do woll to consult him.
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othor point, with FREE
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S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Mar. ia.th, 1898.
AN OPEN LETTI
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIOHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTORIA." AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADE MARK.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
tr \ has borne and does now //V7r7~7?~~ 0,1 cvcnJ
bear the facsimile signature of C&i^/xZ&idt? wrapper.
This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
ucvd in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see thai it is
the hind you have always bought y/ft?^JT^ 0,1 ^w
and has the signature of OSx^^/^^c?tM wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. 11. Fletcher is
President. ' /> <stx j
March 8, 1897. Q?u~~? ^/^^^, j>.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because Jie makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he de. s not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE f AC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Not Uncle Sam's
WAK, but the VVcir we are making on Hard TiltlOS, and we are de
termined to win. We now have the largest stock we have over car
ried, and notwithstanding the fact that all woolen goods and leather
goods have advanced considerably, we are prepared for it with a
Mammoth stock with no advance.
Clothing For all the People :
Good all-Wool Men's Suits, at $:L.r><).
Good all-Wool Boys' Suits, at 1.00.
Young Men's Business Suits, at fi.OO.
Good business Suits, at - - 5.00.
Nobby Dress Su-ts, at - - - 7.50.
Kino Dress Suits, latest style-", 10.00 to $22.50.
Good Knee Pants for Boys, at L0 COtitS per pair.
Good wool Knee Pants, for boys, at -5 cents.
The largest assortment of Clothing for men and boys in upper South
Carolina. We ask every one to inspect our stock and sec for them
All the up-to-date novelties in Shirts?white Shirts, Neglige Shirts.
Collars and Cull's. Everything new in Neckwear.
The Shoe Store of Laurens.
bonded down with the la st assortment of Shoes ever shown in our
city. We ask every man, woman and child in Laurens and Laurens
county to visit our Shoe store and take a look at our stock. All the
late to as in shoes, all the now lasts in Tans, Yioi Kids, Dongolas, and
Calf. The nobbiest line of Oxford Slippers for ladies and children on
the market. Wo are prepared to shoe the people, ami want you to
come and see us and give us a few minutes and wo can convince you
that we are prepared to knock out Hard Times in the first round.
Remember, we will take pleasure in showing you through our stock
whether you are ready to purohase or not, "Honest goods at honest
Prices ami honest Dealing" is our motto. We will not be undersold
by any house in the State. Call and see for yourself, at
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hat and Big Shoe Store.
Laurens, S. C, March 14, 189S.
Is larger and cheaper than ever. Our orders were placed
begau to gather and will bo sold at the LOWEST prices pos
J. R. Mi liter & Son,
Headquarters lor Lowest Prices and Best Values.
Clothing, Shoes and Furnishings in
order to make room for our
Immense Sp1^' S^ck,
We offer our entire line of Clothing, Shoes and Furnish
ings at greatly reduced prices.
We are making room in all Departments tor our Spring
Stork and otl'er our entire line of Dress Goods, Silks and Braids
at prices to suit everybody.
Fifty Beet Spreads
Slightly soiled, worth $1.25 ; special
price 98 cents.
g[tF~ A Lot of ladies Undcr-wear at a Bargain.
jfJF* Five Dozen Ladies while Handkerchiefs at 2 I cents.
fitF~ Our entire line of Blankets and Comforts are going to be
sold in the next few days. Now is your opportunity.
Yours to please,
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
During the next Ten Days
we will offer our entire stock ot
Ladies Capes and Jackets at
W. 6. Wilson & Co.
Great reduction in price of
Glenn Springs W ater at The
Laurens Drug Co., Kennedy
Bros*, and Dr. IV V. Posey's.
per ease, bottles to be re