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LAURENS, B. 0.. April 10, is'..-.
At this writing we understand the
war situation (which i- Its clear as
mud) to he as follow-: The House,
Whioll toadies to MoKlnley, agrees to
let hint have his own way in securing
the independence of Cuba -not of the
insurgent party, which claims to be
some sort of an organized govern
ment. This would leave to all th-' in
habitants of the island the business of
forming a govenmnt with possibly
some recognition ol Spain's sov
ereignty over the island. The
Senate has passed resolutions de
claring the 'republic" of Cuba
free and i .dependent and demanding
the withdrawal ol Spain's forces and
her flag from the island, and recogniz
ing the insurgent or <;otnez govern
ment and authorising the President
with the army and naval '. fees to en
force the declaration. The Senate
measure is n substitute for the House
resolutions and must have its sanction
to become law. It is probable the
House will accept the substitute If
approved by the President it is a de
claration id* war. as Spain will not
accede to the demands, i he light may
be on in a few days. Spain's little sis
ters, Austritt and llnlj ami the other
Powers will likely hand- oil', in view
of the evident sympathy of Grenl
Britain with Uncle Stun. i he contest
will be at sea and is not likely to last
long. I f our naval forces are beaten,
we are powerless to take or hold Cuba.
Should we land forces on the Island,
we must (dear the seas of Spanish gun.-,
or we could not feed them and they
must surrender or starve in a week.?
Should we drive (he Spntllirds from the
water an army would he landed upon
the Island to enforce pence This,
whether to support the Senate's idea
of recognising tne Come/, party, or
whether the President's idea of allow
ing all the inhabitants to form a gov
ernment should prevail. Volunteer
troops will be called I'm from the
States to guard our coasts. The Span
ish cannot risk an army on the sens
until they have drive, our navy ashore
and cleared the way. At the same
time our sea-const cities must bo
guarded. Upon what Congress and
the President put the war is not clear
cut?they and the President have
mildded the waters, but as we urged
last week, the destruction of the
Maine put- Its upon our defense and
unless we light, we are degenerate,and
the nations of the earth will gobble us
up and divide us among themselves, as
China and Africa are being carved and
dished out at the present moment.
Our regular army consists of only
2f>,0()0 men of all arms, cavalry, infan
try aud artillery and the country will
be expected tu supply volunteers. It
appears that war i- Imminent ami hos
tilities may ensue before another issue
of this paper.
Later: Powerful efforts are making
to bold the House down to t he pro
gram of the President ami proven 1 a
stampede to the jingo Senate resolu
LATEST: Senate and House fail to
agree and differences gone to Confer
ence. It is thought House plan will
prevail. Spanish Torpedo boats and
cruisers reported arrived at Porto
If Spain doas not desorve a thrash
ing on general principles she needs it
for blowing up the Maino. Thrashing
Spain meaii3 killing thousands of Span
iards and as many Americans. Tho inde
pendence of tho insurrectionists could
not be recognized, becauso this gov
ernment appeared to bo the Junta so
called in Now York. Hut tho United
Statos should have common honesty.
Nobody cared about humanity?too
-thin. Whon Lee came homo and
"talked common souse and impressed
Congress that Spanish ollicials had set
tho mine that settled tho Maine, Con
gress found its manhood. Hut there
should bo honesty. Loss of business to
us and tho killing of Spaniards by
Spaniards, is not a cause of war ho
tweon tho two countrlos. It used to
be that "tho lie" or a blow demanded
blood, Potico and security as this
world goes to life and property, can
only bo consorved by lighting. If wo
fight Spain wo avengo tho Maino and
that Is all thoro is in it. The commer
cial spirit may seize us and wo tho Is
It was vory small In Republicans
and Dumocrats of the Houso to scram
ble for H?00 political capital In the
handling of tho Spanish issue. In
tho swallowing tho camel both parties
were for blowing off tho gnats. Tho
Democrats under the loadcrshlp of Mr.
Bailey lost a groat opportunity. In
stead of coquoting with Gomoz and
the New York Junta thoy should have
said: Whereas tho Spanish Govern
ment has dostroyod our war ship, tho
Maine, or pormlttcd its destruction.
Itesolved, 'That, this Government h is
cause for war, and tho I rosidont Is di
rected to wasro it until adequate repara
tion is mado." Tho Democrats throw
overboard a Klonuiko opportunity.
"Thero Is a tide in tho affairs of men
wbloh takon at the llood loads on to
fortune " Elliott and Strait voted
against war. Tbo stoods thoy rldo
?taould becrlstoned Quaker and Broad
Johnson's Chill nnd Fe
ver Tonic is a ON IS-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever hi
Ban ttw ^0 Kind You Hare Always Bought
Tho Prohibitionists did their work
nyatiy in Conveution on Thursday
night laat. They wore partioular to
resolve that they mount no detriment
to Democracy and proposed to fight
under a democratic banner. Here is
.% hat they Bay i
First. We dvolare our allegiance to
the regul?r Democratic party and our
suggested notnineoB stand pledged to
abide the result of tho Democratic
Here Is tin- brief platform:
Second. We doclaro that we arc un
alterably opposed to tht; manufacture
und sale of alcoholic or malt liquors,
except for mechanical, medicinal,
scientific or sacramental purposes.
Here are the nominees:
"Governor?Jool E. lirunson, Wil
"LieutenantGovernor -L. i>. Childs,
"Attorney General?Coo. S. Mower.
"Secretary of State?D.H.Tompkins,
"Treasurer?W. H. Timmermau,
"Comptroller General- I.. I'. Epton,
?'Superintendent of Education?PI.
D. Smith, Sum tor.
"Kallroad Commlssionor?Thos . W.
Ben y, < 'bester.
Mr. Brunsen is a successful business
man of Willlumsburg county. Mr.
Childs is the State leader of auti-grog
and miutjuleps and a prominent clti
?on of Columbia. Mr. Mower is u
lawyer of Newborry. Mr. Tompkins
is the present Secretary of State and
Chairman of the State Democratic Ex
ecutive Commltteo. Mr. Tlmmorman
is State Troasurer and belongs to
grand old Bdgetlold. Mr. Epton was
tho lato Comptroller of Spartan' lirg,
mighty In Democracy. Mr. Smith Ib
of the Game Cock county. Mr. Thomp
son is a lawyer of Darlington in the
East, and Mr. Berry, of Chester,where
thoy?"chargo.Chester, charge. ".They
are Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans,
Episcopalians and Presbyterians. The
t icket is composed of high material.
Thoy showed themselves good pollti
ciuns?as nil Carolinians are. They
mean business, it would seem, but they
will lind a hard road to travel as Re
formers of this world's abuses.
From Con. Dee's hunting on our
shores ho had a splendid ovation. At
Washington, by all parties, he was
hailed, not as a Southerner, not us a
Democrat, but as an American. As
tho representative of the country at
Havana for two years, under dllllcull
surroundings, ho bore himself dis
creetly and ably, asserting American
rights. McKinley did himself honor
and showed good sense in retaining
Eitz I.ee at Havana. It was noble ami
like I.ee to consent to stay. There is
talk of making him a Major General
in the Army and perhaps sending hint
to Havana. But Eitz I.ee is past sixty
and entitled to rest, (live him the
rank and an easy berth, to be retired
at 04 on his pay and laurels. Wo can
give the Dons lltz in some other dose.
Dickens has her rail road completed
from Eusley to Dickons C. D. Tho
wild scream of the steam engine
echoes through her hills and wakes
her mountain nymphs. It is a glorious
section of the Piedmont. Forty years
ago the writer rode his horse from old
Pendloton to old Pickene, and on to
Greonvllle and thore is no tuoro of
beauty of hill and dale to be -eon un
der the ' glimpses of the moon." It is
tho gem of the Stalo.
History will rate tho Congress as un
equal to a grout crisis. The puritanic
plea of humanitarianism is pitiful.
Tho destruction of human life of
property?but nbovo all, tho indignity,
unparalleled in ull history is the true
eauso of war. Unless wo avonge,thcy
wi'l blow up the Capitol. Novor mind
Tho "line Italian hand" of Leo XIII
played tho "Armistice" trick. McKin
ley and tho kid gloved gentrv of fith
Arvnoo wero'nt in the game McKin
ley discovered his mlstnke late and
turned the cards over to thehoosiciH of
the Senate and House,
Examplars of Modesty.
Senators and Representatives from
South Carolina. Is history repeating
In tho House of Representatives,
Washington, D. G, Wednosday, April
13, an in(f)ternal explosion.
Tho Stato la having a privato war
of its own with tho Greenville News
"When this cruol war is over."
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netic Nervine, free. Sold only by
Dr. B F. Posey, Druggist, salo Agent,
Laurons, 8. C.
There will not be uuy armistice??
Tho Cuban Republic if now currying
on thu war against its into oppressor
und will continue until tin; last Span*
lard Isdt'lvon front the Island. So says
the Cuban Junta, Come/, und Careia
are likely to bav seine hoys in blue
help them in the operation. If the peo
ple of this country could have their
way, thoir would bo a million of volun
teers in twenty-four hours, t > go ovr
and -ettle the business in a week- ?
A little over a contury baok, LaFay
otte, Steuben, UoKulb, Koskiusco and
Pulaskl, had little trouble in Unding
these then wilds crossing a continent
aud Uli ocean. Cuba lies at our dOOI'S.
ll i- no compliment to the courage
aud huinnnltarianlsin of our boys who
wait for the aegis of the stars anil
stripes. The liberty-loving boys and
humanitarians have had something to
stimulate their hei'olo Iinpul808 for
three years-tho United States since
the blowing up of the Maine.
A Slue Una Nun.
111 ihr plel Ihm a of news matter what
would we do without the Headline
QUKUY: If a good lot Of prohibition
ists, other than the BUgg08tC08, should
run in the primarios, are tho nonitn
atlonists under obligation to vote for
Why take Johnson's
Chill & Fever I onic?
Because if: cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DA Y.
Collect your thoughts n I mill (.lie
scare ovor the Cuban Waa, aud
see if it wouldn't bo well fur you
to givo your wifo n Sunny South
?Stove to cook on, whilo you aro
righting for your country. Sold by
S. M. A- ?. H. WjlkoH & Co. '
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Chronic Diarrhoen for Years? Foot
and Ankles 8wollod and Blood
Was Out of Ordor? Cured by
"I wub troubled with chroiilo dlarrbrjoa
for eight years und tried every thing I was
told wu8 goed tor it, but no medicine did
mo any good. I kept up all tho time but
was bo wuuk I oould not do Anything. It
I walked a tew hundrod yards I would be
out of breath. My feet ami ankle* bwullod
vry badly and I hud about given up all
hop*.) of ovor being well. 1 read ahout
Hood's Baraaparilla, and, knowing my
blood was out of order, decided to give it
a fair trial. 1 have now taken nine or
ton bottles of It and several bottles of
Hood's PIUS, and I am perfectly well."
Mhb. 8. A. WABD, liattluboro, N. C.
Is tin1 liest in fact Hi'1 one Trwo Rlootl Purifier.
Bol.l by ail drm Isl.. it; six for S5.
?_, p _ i>;|i . an Ilu* besi nfler-illnner
riOOtl S I HIS |,ms, aid digestion. 280.
A 1.1. Township Commissioners too
hereby notified to ordor out the over
seers on nil I'nb'ic [toads iu their rc
spectivo Townships and have one to
two days' work performed on said pub
lic roads by Ma.' the 1st, 1808, and to
h ive all roads sixteen feet wide.
IJy order of the County Board.
lt. 1'. A HAIR,
April 0, 181H?? It. Supervisor.
A N. w mill Complete Treatmuit, consisting of
^UPPt >SI 11 >k 11Capsules <>i Ointment and two
lloxcsui Ointment, A tiever-fuilliiK erne for Piles
if every natun ami tlegree. It makes an operation
with thu knife, wliicli is painful, and olten results
in Me.uli in.ssaiy. why endure this torrlbl*
disease? We pack a Written Guarantee In o?oN
SI Box. No Cure, No Pay. soc.aud ft a box,C tor
? Sent t'v mall. Sainplcsirce
OINTMENT, 25o< and fiOo.
Japaucse Liver Pellets/the
a i i \ : mil STOMACH KEGULATORaad
;? I'l KM U.K. Small, III ltd and pleasant
K, take . ipcciall) adapted i>>i children's use. 90
ili.se? ?5 vents.
THE El. A vial "I these famous little Pellets will
11 with .1 fi t'.i\ <>i more 11I Pile Cure.
\. Ie< i.l'.NUINK lin.sll JAPANB88 Pit*
Ccku i 'i -lie unly '*y
Dr. it. P. Poscy, Druggist, sale Agent,
Laurens, s. < I.
Ac^clablc Preparation Tor As
l?\g ilie Stouuidrs nnd Dowels of
Promolc s i )i?cstion,Chccr ful
ness and Hcst.Contnins neither
Opium,MorphinC nor Mineral.
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Aprrfort Remedy for Constipa
tion . Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea
ness and Loss OF SLLliF.
Tat Simile Signature ( f
At b months old
35 D oses -J3 C E nt s
EXACT COPV OF V/RAPPER.
is ON THE
CriBtorla l.i pnt nn in ona-r.izo bottles only. It
U not r.ohl In bulk. Don't allow nnyono to toll
you anything ol 10 on tho ploa or promiso that it
la "just n;i pooil" and "will nnswer ovory pur
poso," *?r Bco tHt you got 0-A-S-T-O-R-I-A.
Ih largor and choapor than ovor. Our ordora woro placod
bogan to gathor and will bo sold at the LOWKKT prices pos
J. lt. Uli liter & Son,
Headquarters tor Lowest Prices and Best Values.
Not Uncle Sam's
WAR, but the VVa?" are making on Hard Times, and we aro?de
tormined to win. Wo now have the largest stock we have ever car
ried, and notwithstanding the fact thai nil woolen goods ami ioathor
goods have advaucod considerably, we are prepared tor it with a
Mammoth stock with no advance.
Clothing: For all the Peoole :
Good all-Wool Men's Suits, at $3.50.
Oood nil-Wool Boys' Suits, ul 1.00.
Young Men's Businosa Suits, ul 6.00.
(iood Business Suits, at - - 5.00.
Nobby Dross Suits, at - - - 7.50.
Fine Dress Suits, lalosl style*. 10.00 to $22.50.
Good Knee Punts lor Boys, ut L0 cents per pair.
(iood wool Knee Pants, lor boys, at 25 cents.
Tin' largest assorl moul of Clothing; for men und boys in upper South
Carolina. Wo ask every one to inspect our stock and see for them
All tho up-to-dato novelties in Shirts?win to Shirts, Neglige Shirts,
Collars and Gull's. ISvorytliing now in Neckwoar.
The Shoe Store of Laurens.
Loadod down with the host assortuxont of Shoos over sliown in <>ui*
city. We ask every man, woman and child in Laurons und Laurens
county to visit our Shoo store and take n look at our stock. All ill"
lute toes in shoes, nil tho new lasts in Tans, Yioi Kids, Dongolas, and
Call'. Tin' nobbiost line of Oxford Slippers for ladies and children on
the markot. Wo aro proparod to shoe the people, and want you to
come and see us and givo 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 aro ready to purchase or not, "Honest goods at honest
Prices and honest Dealing" is our motto. We will not. be undersold
by any house in the State. Call and son for yourself, at
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing, Hat and Big Shoo Store.
Laurens, S. C., March 14, 1898.
V Sir^le Fact
OUT WEIGHS A
Come and get the facts ahout
Drop us a postal and get cata
logue and prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, &. C, Mar. 14th, 1898.
I Vm? lins.
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 lo call and inspect our Mammoth
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
W. G. WILSON & CO.,
.(HAVE OPEN KD IX)
New black ami colored wool
goods; Silks in black and colors,
all makes; White and colored
lawns; Solid and fanev duck;
A'i m home Una cambric, nain
sook, swiss embroideries and in
W. G. Wilson & Co.
i??^gfes**-^ -v- ??
Si?' ? ;??"? test's,
Great reduction in price of
Glenn springs Water at The
Laurens Drug Co, Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. P. Poscy's.
$1.75 per case, bottles to be re