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LAUKENS. S. (!., April 12, 1898.
A Bad Break.
Two weeks ago live ondets of tin
Citadel Acadomy in Charleston broko
tho barracks at night in violation of
tho rules and attended boiuo social
function. A cadet named Cantoy,
who was not on official duty reported
tho boys to the Superintendent, where
upon they wore expplled but subse
quently restored, and punished. It be
came known to the school that Cantoy
gavo thorn away, which tho school re
garding a violation of student ethics
some seventy of tho boys demanded
that Cantlcy leave the school. H?ing
backed by the professors he declined
and' on Monday night tho boys in a
great crowd ittemptcd violently to
get bold of Cautey and ex pol hlm,
The city police,called In by the Super?
Intendent restored order. It is no new
thing for hoys to get up a muss set
ting up thoir own standard of correct
conduct against the laws [and rules of
discipline. They are usually wrong,
but sensible people usuahly deal
gently with them. Col. Coward a gal
lant Veteran and prudent Superin
tendent will bo sustained.
Sixty-four boys of the four classes
have l)oon expelled by the Board of
Visitors. This board is composed of
the Chairmen of *M military commit
tees in the two branches of the Gen
oral Assembly, the 3tato Superin
tendent of Education, the Adjutant
General of the State, tho Governor and
flvo gentlemen appointed by the Gov
ernor. The expelled students wore
half of the school. It Is a calamity to
tho State. Wo think that the Hoard
might have dono bolter. Tho Cadets
should have been suspended for one
month and allowed to state, as a con
dition of returning in writing that
they acted pursuant to tho recognized
code of conduct in such cases, and
tuat if mistaken and wiong they re
gretted the fact. It is not too lato for
tho Governor, or Chairman Gadsdcn
to review the action.
Laurens has two buys who stood up
to the high standard of cadet chivalry
in South Carolina as they understand
it, Nance, of Cross 11111 and balle, of
tnis city. Their friends will applaud
their bearing. Balle has been lir9t
man in his class for four years and
would have graduated in July.
The expected hostilities taust be
largely a contest of sea monsters.?
Spain Is hardly a second rate I'ower
in the world to-dcy, while the United
States may bo classed, with her great
population and resources, as a first
class I'ower With the present steel
armored ships, electric appliances,
dynamite, torpedoes, destroyers de
stroyers, and guns of vast power, war
is largely experimental. Largely the
destructive agencies are untried. The
two powers are not wide apart in re
sources for a naval struggle, and "how
the subject theme may gang" can
only be a matter of speculation. The
chances are with us?tho chances are*
as a rule with the physical resources,
because skill and courage may be set
down as belonging to both peoples.
The question of right is not with the
combatants?that is with the God of
battles. The soldiers on either side
must leave tho moral question to the
..ration. They are not responsible.
A Black Eye.
Saturday last the decks wero clear
ed for action. Gen. Lee and all Amer
icana left Cuba on that day. A message
to Congress to come in on yesterday
was tile boas', of last week. Armed
intercession, amounting to a declara
tion of war, was promised and tho
oountry was on tip-too.
Sunday the njws came tlrat the six
great Western Towers had influenced
Spain to declare a stop to hostilities
on the Island. A counter demand on
tho United State that 9he pull olT her
dogs of war?withdraw her armed
ships from tho neighborhood of Cuba:
if this not carried out thus tho moral
And probable material support of thoso
Powers to Spain. Thus putting Mc
Kinley in a hole.
The Intercession of some sort threat
ened by McKinley would seem to mean
a demand upon Spnin to stop the war,
-withdraw her forces and leave tho Cu
ban populations (both or all parties) to
form a government?equal to a recog
nition of somobody's independence?
equal to a declaration of war?this or,
the attitude of McKinley could moan
Ah matters now stand McKinley must
t at once or it ia a clear back down.
Wo are boaton to this point by the
diplomacy of Spain for lack of brains
or courage ?t Washington. We believe
t ..McKinley able and honost,but allowing
. Jhlmself pulled by different interests,
?hesitation and delay damned him.
p ft is difficult to correct a mistake.
When the Maine was blown up cur
ships should have attacked Spain the
..?next day and mashed Morro Castle
Bjr tho diplomacy of Spain McKinley
Is unuorsed as to all grounds except
the Maine outrage.
The remedy in, if we maintain our
, Sclfrespect an a people and the roepect
of the nations,to declare the Island in
dependent, say to othor nations hands
' off, and surround tho Island with arm
<ed ships and men.
And thus It appear s that Congress
bos been right.
re'stlll to suck pur fingers and
Minn Bettie MoQowau.daughter
of tlio lato J.T. MoGowan died at
the home <>f her mother, Lucy W.
Mc?owan Ol) the Oth of April.?
She was just blushing into young
womanhood, was a general favor
ite and will bo sadly missed. Sho
w as an inmate of the Thornwell
Orphanage and had oome homo
on n visit to hor mother, when the
Angol Itcupor mot her and culled
hor homo. A largo congregation
attended the funeral at the ceme
tery, Rev. YV. P. Jacobs deliver
ing u touching address and
amidst tears and sij^hs the body
was laid away to await the resur
Rev. W. P. Jacobs 1). D., and
W.D.Watts, Ksq. mid ti number
of the members of Thornwell Or
phauage wort? in town last week
attending the funeral of Miss Bet
tie MoQowan. They wore gladly
welcomed und hospitnMy enter
tained by our citizens.
Mrs. Sallio Turner, wife of Mr.
Johu NV. Turner, died March 28rd
tilt., after a long and painful ill
ness. She was a faitlifill wife, a
devoted mother, a good neighbor
and a consistent onristiau. The
family and friends mourn their
Mr Silas H. Adams died March
24th after ninny months of Buffer
ing. Jlo bore his Bufferings with
Christian fortitude and has gone
to rost. The family and friends
will long mourn over his grave.?
Mr. Adams was a faithful soldier
of the "Lost Cause" and his soul
is now gone to''greet the warrior's
Banner on fames eternal camping
Telephones are now being put up
mi the lino from this place to Chap
pells, and then wo will talk to sev
eral ot her po' nts.
Bo sure that your blood is pure,
your appetite "good, your digestion
To purify your blood and build
up your health, take Hood's Sar
This medicino lias accomplished
remarkable euros of all blood dis
eases. It is the One True Blood
Hood's Sarsaparilla 1ms power
^o make you well by purifying and
enriching your blood, giving yon
an appetite, and nerve, mental
and digestive strength.
In One Day.
A CAMP FOX HUNT.
Wednesday morning lOth ult.,
Messrs. M, B. and W. II. McCuen,
B. F. and Martin Arnold of Prince
ton, with horns and hounds started
for Qoldville. At Laurens they
were joined by Mr. J.D. W. Watts
and at Qoldville they were joined
by Messrs. B. Wharton, J. W.
Hill and Mark Griffin from Mount
Vllle, ;<u:. went into camp near Mr.
Grays, who was so kind as to furnish
them with a cottage near the hunt
ing ground. The next morning,
Messrs. Mason Hill and H. L. Bry
Son from Cross Hill enlisted and the
di gs were then untied and the horn
made a cry to let the dogs knew
that Rcnaid was wanted and be
fore they could mount their horses
they had him moving and the d gs
full jolly for the occosion and they
had a nice run.Coming hack to camp
and having some refreshments, the
boys called Durer (the bird dog)
and went forth to show the leath
ered tribe that the U. S. A. was not
in a dormcnt state if the warship
Maine was Mown up. They
killed a groat many.*
The next morning after a half
mi'c ride Jeff and Emma told the
hoys that Reynard was close and all
the dogs fell in just as if they had
not been running before and nicer
running was never heard, but the
boys soon found that there was a
division in the pack. I guess be
was a volunteer, but both packs
gave full cry for an hour and both
packs drove the Reynards in their
dens. The last round they made
Reynard seem to say, "I like run
ning, but am no glutton" It takes
nothing less than a glutton to stay
before those hounds. This being
the days' hunt and the boys living
at a distance they had only time to
dig in one den and get it out and
bring it home with them.
Mr. M. B, McCuon has charge of
it and is giving it such things as
will suit its i.ii.if They expect to
have some fine sport out of him
The boys arc expert hunters and
it is amusing to hear them on the
A NAEHOW ESCAPE. *
Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada
E. Hart, of Uro ton, S. D. "Was taken
with a bad cold which settled on my
lungs; cough set in and finally ter
minated in Consumption. Four Doc
tors gavo me up, saying I oould livo
but a short, time. I gavo myself up to
my Savior, dotorminod if I oould not
stay with my friends on earth, I would
meet my absent ones above. My hus
band was advised to get Dr. King's
Now Discovery for Consumption,
CouRhs and Colds. I gave it a trial,
took In all eight bottlos. It has cured
mo, and thank God I am savod and
now a well and healthy woman." Trial
bottles free at B. F. Posoy's Drug
Regular slzo 50 e. and $1.00. Guar
I anteed or price refunded.
A Negro Keglmeut.
It is probable thai In the ovont of
war with Spain a regiment of colored
troops will go from this section of the
8tatc. QreonWOOd will furnish at
least ono company
Capt. A. V. Klcholborger, tho well
known State Constable and Detective
who has been operating in Greenwood
for tlie past fow weeks, is understood
to be arranging a regiment of colored
men for the United States military
Service, He proposes to enlist a thou
sand men who are willing to go to
Cuba or anywhere else the Govern
ment may need them. Ho believes
they can easily be gotton in <!reeu
wood.Laurens.opartanburg o ml Green
The Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel,
Surgeon, Quartermaster and a Major
are to be white men; all the other of
Alex Logan, the cllloient city street
foreman will get up a company of his
colored neighbors, it is believed a largo
company can he raised here.
The promoters of this enterprise are
sanguine of its BUCC0S3 . Senator Mo
Laurln, it is stated, will buck up the
sclicmo in Washington. ? Greenwood
We think the Laurens colored boys
will keep away. Tnoy have no idea of
having peppor boxes made of their
We uro informell that tho roport
hits gone out in AbLovillo and
Laurens counties that L, P. Epton
must be defeated in his aspirations
to become Comptroller-General,
booauso ho w n Conservative.
We believe in fair play. Mr.
Epton lias never belonged to that
faction known as the Couserva
tiv a. Ho lias been from the first
the head of the Reform faction in
this county. He lias been the
most pronounced ami uncompro
mising Reformer in the county
and while a large number of
former Conservativesondorsod his
claims for the Comptroller-Gen
eralship, ii was not on political
If those people have legitimate
arguments to use against Mr. Bp
ton, they can use them and tins
paper will not say a word. Wo
fiave no candidate, but when de
liberate misrepresentations are
made, even though it be against n
political opponent, we proles!
Mr. Epton is a Reformer, be has
always been a Reformer, and there
is ind a man, woman or child in
Spantanburg county that knows
him, who ever doubted his loy
alty to that faction.?Spartan
Johnson's Chill.:' Fe
ver Tonic is a OA IS DA V
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
A Skin Disease
In a Terrible Condition with
Took Hood's Sarsaparllla and Is
Bettor than for IO Years.
"I had a skin dlseaso which was very
troublesome. 1 took a groat deal of
strong mediolno which did not do me
any good and I was at last obliged to give
up. I was in a sort of stupor some of tho
time. Scrofula sores broke out and I
oould got mil inn" to do me any good.
My daughter told mo of a woman who
was afflicted us 1 was und who found re
lief in lluod's HarHiipnrilla. I concluded
to try this medicine. At that timo 1 was
in a U'rriblo condition with sores on my
head and body. The tlrst few doses of
Hood's Sarsiipiirillu Boomed to rIvu mo
roliof, and lu a short time the son* be
?;an to beul. My appetite improved and I
elt like a new man. lam now In bettor
honlth than for 10 years." 8. M.Oiukk,
Winnsboro. Pairfleld Co., Ltttlo River,
South Carolina. Rememhur
Is the best -In fact the one 't ri:.- Blood l'urlflar.
Bold by all drumtists. 31; six tor $5.
Hnnd'c Dalit: CUr0 R" , lvi'r IU9 and
ilOOU S rlllb Slt;k Homincha. aoo.
State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Notico is hereby given thai by
order of Judge W. ?. Honet, dated
February 28, 1808, an Extra Term
of tho Court of Common Pleas for
I. unrolls county will In- holden tit
Laurens, 0. H,, oommonoing. al
10 o'clock a. in., April 10th 1898,
for tho trial of such oases and tho
transaction of such busiuess as
shall not require a jury.
II. s. I JNO. K. BOLT,
0. 0. r. L, 0.
March 28th, L898.?8t.
A New ami Complete Treatment, consisting ol
UJIM'OSITORI Kc Capsules ol Ointment and two
lloxcs of Ohiti ? A never-failing cure for Piles
if every nature . i<l degree. It makes an operation
with the knife, v Itlcli is painful, and often results
in death, unnecessary. Why endure thlt terrible
disei>*)i Wo pack a Written Guarantee In eaoli
$1 Bt??. No Cure, No Pay. v.<-. and |i a box, 6 for
.vs. Sciulivtii.nl. Samples Tree
OINTMENT, 25c and TiOo.
Japanese Liver Pellete.'thc
?real I.IVIi R nnil STOMACH REGULATOR and
Itl.OOU I'l Kll ll-.U. Small, mild und pleasant
especially adapted for children's use, so
doses ?5 cents.
FREE.?A vial uf these famous little Pellets wW
, ? ,t!i .1 >i box or more of Pile Cure.
H ' i in ..i m ink PRBSH Japanese PlLB
I H K l"l bale only liy
Dr. B. P. Posey, Druggist, side Agent,
1 ?aureus, S. C.
Parties having business with the
County Supervisor will lind him
in his ofliee on Monday of each
week, between tho hours of ton
o'clock a. m. and -1 oolock p. Ul.
R. P. A DA lit,
Jan. 20, 1898?-ly. Supervisor.
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD ."C ASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADEMARK.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now s/fZZ 011 evcriJ
bear the facsimile signature of (^a^/ff/^cM^ 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 hind you have always bought ^0 s/tfTrTZZT* 011
and has the signature of C/^^V^c^cif, wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President, a - j
March S, 1897. (2^??^ <AA^*~-***.*>.
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 pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You,
TM? OlNTAUfl COMPANY, 17 MUflMAV ?THIST. NKW VOUK OIT?.
la largor and cheaper than over. Our orders worn placed
began to gathor and will bo sold at tho LOWEST prices pos
J. R. Minter & Son,
Headquarters for Lowest Prices and Best Values.
Not Uncle Sam's
WAR, luil tho Way wo are making <>n Hard Times, and wo uro de
termined to win. We now havo tho largest stock we have ever 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 Peoole :
Good all-Wool Men's Suits, at $3.50.
Good all-Wool Roys' Suits, tit 1.00.
Young Men's Business Suits,at 6.00.
Good Business Suits, at - - 5.00.
Nobby Dress Suits, at - - - 7.50.
Fine "Dress Suits, latest styles, 10.00 to $22.50.
Good Knee Rants for Roys, at 10 cents per pair.
(iood wool Knee Rants, for hoys, at 25 cents.
The largest assortment of Clothing; for men and boys in upper South
Carolina. We ask every one to inspect our stock and soe for them
All tho up-to-dateuovelties in Shirts?white Shirts, Neglige Shirts,
Collars and Cull's. Everything new in Neckwear.
The Shoe Store of Laurens.
Loaded down with the best 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
lato toes in shoes, all the new lasts in Tans, Vioi Kids, Dongolas, and
Calf. The nobbiest line of Oxford Slippers for ladies and children on
the market. We are prepared to shoe tho people, and want you to
come and see us and give us a few minutes and we can convince you
that we are prepared to knock out Hard Times in tho first round.
Remember, we will take pleasure in showing you through our stock
whether you are ready to purchase or not, "Honest goods at honest
"rices and 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 Shoo Store.
Laurens, S. C, March 14, 1898.
fl Sir?o;ie Fact
OUT WEIGHS A
Come and get the facts about
Crescents, ~ /M
Imperials,^ W |
Drop us a postal and get cata
logue and prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Mar. 14th, 1898.
Our Stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Milli
nery, Shoes, Clothing and
is now complete. In every Department you can lind the Latest
Designs and Styles, such as was never before seen in Laurens.
You arc cordially invited to call and inspect our Mammoth
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
-(HAVE OPEN KD IN)
New black and colored wool
goods; Silks in black and colors,
all makes; White and colored
lawns; Solid and fancy duck;
A handsome line cambric, nain
sook, swiss embroideries and in
W. G. Wilson & Co.
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Great reduction in price of
Glenn springs Water at The
Laurens Drug Co., Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. P. Posey's.
$1.75 per case, bottles to be re