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LAURBNS, S. C April??, 1808.
The war is on and tho campaign
open. This Is tho shapo of coming
ovents. Ouba may bo regarded as in
vested and ours. There will bo no
fighting at our sea-ports?heeauso thoy
must surrendor, (the Bpanlads) for the
want of supplies. U they give up
thoir Western possessions, there
Is nothing lofc them, hut to war
upon our commence. If however they
Tonturo Into Cuban waters with their
armod vossels and beat us at sea thoy
will be masters of tho situation and
hold their Western possessions. It
scorns to us that wo cannot land an
army in Cuhu unless wo know that the
seas aro ours our people would be
prisoners and starving on the island.
Should tho Spaniards hold to their
shores, our ships would hunt them on
tho coasts of Spain an.! blockade them
thoro. A few days must develope tin.
Thoy are always brave ?but not
always wise. They know enthusiasm
thoy know not wisdom. The talk of
war rushes the blood ?runs them wild.
Friday night last the boys of the S.
C. College with drums and shouts went
in a body to tho Governor's Mansion
In Columbia and substantially pledged
their military service to their coun
try. Qov. Bllorbe accepted the de
monstration as a tender of their ser
yices for the war. But College boy art
not to light this war. Only men and full
grown mon. Tho Governor is a younj
m in himself and easily carried olT his
feet; ho should have calmed the boys.
Thoy are mere lads. Men in the world
and ovor twenty-ono must tight it out
for the honor of the flag. Men, and the
older tho bettor if they aro to die.
This is the law of the caso.
Who "Hit tho Fit si Lick/"
Both parties to the trouble niado an
ofTort to place the responsibility upon
tho others shoulders?Congross nnd
tho President signed tho resolutions
and doliverod tho ultimatum?Spain
closod diplomatic relations, and it is
war. When the Muse of history set
ties tho point of right or wrong?but
it won't matter.
A Clear Non Sequltcr.
First. You have behaved outrage
ously and inhumanly in starving your
Second. You blow up our vossol and
k'lled our sailors, 200.
Therefore, wo set your island frco.
This 13 not a logical or honest conclu
sion, From the premises the conclu
sion should lead: We will avenge:
Wo will sink your ships and take pos
session of your island.
Tho volunteer force will be called on
to servo the country abroad if neces
sary. Those with tho regular army,
tho organized militia or poaco soldiers
will bo tho "homo guard" and servo on
our consts. As thoso will simply bo
on a picnic and oyster stew, it is un
derstood thoy m ly join the voluntocrs
and have a chance for glory.
Conditions and not a theory con
front us in Cuba that have become un
endurable. Are we to suffer it, or is it
our privilege and duty to put a stop to
it? The American people, 73 000,000
strong, loss a thousand non-combatants
and torlos, have answered, and the
commander in chief of tho army and
navy dare not rofuso to obey.?Spar
Yos, tho responsibility BCems
mightily distributed. Not long since
tho Jingo papers wore expecting the
ontire bllln to speak at once.
Senator Allen, of Nebraska dcolnr
od that ho was quite satisfied that un
dor tho present arrangement, tho is
land of Cuba would pass into tho
hands of "financial cormorants and
financial buzzards unless the, United
Htatos should at once take measures to
protect the island and its people"
That is to say, according to Mr. Al
lon wo aro to save tho Cubans from
Spanish rapacity, and then from our
Gallantry demands that tiio Hag bo
loyally sustained in all lands. But the
Quoen Regont is a protty young widow
and tho boy King only elovon.
Tho war with tho Dons?tho war of
the Kopuhllcuns and Democrats as to
who shall handle, tho two thousand and
odd millions in running the Govern
ment from 1001 to 1005 inclusive.
Senator Tillman In a reported talk
to certain questions seems to suggost
that tho suggested! of tho Prohibs
may bo voted for in tho Democratic
primaries and thoir votes counted.
MILLIONS GIVEN AWAY.
It is certainly gratifying to tho pub
lic to know of ono concorn in the land
who aro not afraid to bo generous to
tho needy and suffering. Tho pro
prietors of Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption, Coughs and ('olds,
have given away ten million trial hot
ties of this great modlcino; and have
tho satisfaction of knowing it has ab
solutely cured thousands of hopeless
cases. Asthma, Bronchitis, Hoarso
ness and all dlsoasos of tho Thront,
Oheft aad Lungs aro suroly cured by
It. Cail on Pr. L. F. Posoy and get a
trial jottle f ee, Regular 3izo 50 cents
and $\ Every bottle guaranteed or
Quinine and other /e
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Washington, I). C, April 19.?
The reeolutiouas finally agreed to
is as follows:
.Joint resolution?.Joint resolu
tion for tho recognition of the in
dopendeuce of the people of Culm,
domanding Unit tho government
of Spain relinquish its authority
and government in the island of
Cuba, und withdraw its land and
naval forces from Cuba and Cuban
waters, and directing tho Presi
dent of tho United State to use
the land and naval forces of the
United States to carry these re
soluions iuto effect* *
Whereas, Tho abhorrent condi
tions which have existed for
more than three years in the is
land of Cuba, so near our own
borders, have shocked the moral
sense of the people of tie' Unitod
States, have been a disgraco to
< hrist ian civilization,culminating
as thoy have iu the destruction of
a United Statos battleship, with
200 of its ollieors and crew, while
on a friendly visit in the harbor
of Havanna and cannot |< agor be
endured, as has been set forth by
the President of the I'nited States
in his message to Congress of
April II, 1898, upon which t lie ac
tion of Congress, was invited,
Resolved 1st, That tho people of
tho island of Cuba ate, und of
right, ought to bo free and inde
2d, That it is the duty of I Ii"
United States to demand, and tho
government of the I'nited States
does hereby demand, thai the gov
ernment of Spain at once relin
quish its authority anil govern
ment in the island of Cuba and
withdraw its land and naval forces
from Cuba and Cuban waters.
?d, That tho President of the
United Slates be, and hereby is
directed and empowered to use the
entire land and naval forces of the
I'nited States and to call into
actual servioeof tho United States
tho militia of the several States to
such an extent as may be neeos*
sarv to carry those resolutions in
1th, That tho I'nited States
hereby disclaims any disposition
or intention to exercise sover
eignty, jurisdiction or control
over said island except for the
pacification thereof and asserts its
determination when t hat is accom
plished to leave the governmout
anil control of the island to
We are selling suits to-day for
$T.sO to $8.50 that are worth
?f 10.00 to 12.00.
Davis, Roper <fc Co.
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Nervous Debility, Lost Vitality, Seminal Losses,
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Sickness, Brrors ol Youth or Over-indulgence,
Price 60c. and $1 ; 6 boxes $6.
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Weakness, Impotcncy, Nervous Debility and Lo?t
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Strength?Will give strength and tone to every part
and effect a permanent cure. Cheapest and best,
too Pills ft; by mail. ?W-^fc^Av.f>
FREE;?A bottle of the famous Japanese Liver
Pellets will be Keen with a f i box or more of Mag
netic Nervine, free. Sold only by /
B P. Posjy, Druggist, sale Agent,
Lnurens, S. C.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
olinaRailway ( <>. "Augusta and Aslie
villc Short Line." Schedule in effect
February 18 th, 1808,
Lv Augusta.!> 10 am 1 10 pin
Ar Greenwood.12 17 pm .
Lv Anderson. (! 10 am
Ar Lnurens. .l 15 pm 7 00 am
Greenville.:i oo pm io 30 am
(? haul Springs. 105 pm .
Spartanburg.:i <>o pm u 26 am
Saluda.ft 83 pm .
Hendersonville.... (? o.'! pm .
Asltevilln.7 oo pm ..... ..
Lv Asheville .8 2o am .
Sparlanhurg.11 46 am i 3o pm
Greenville.II 6o am 4 oo pm
Laurons. l .'to pm 7 to pm
A nderson. 7 oo nm .
Greenwood.2 28 pm u 30 pm
Ar Augusta.ft oo pm 11 loam
Ar A ikon.(i Go nm
Lv Greenville.11 fto am
Ar Clinton. 2 lo pm
No who try. '2 67 ja n
Prosperity.:t 13 pm
Columbia. .. i in pm
Sunitor. 8 42 pm
Lanes. 7 48 pm
Lv Charleston.7 oo urn
Lanes. 8 28 am
?Sumtcr.,. 086 ain
Columbia. 11 00 am
Prosperity. 11 68am
N'ewberry. 12 10 pm
Clinton. 12 60 pin
A r Greenville. 8 on pm
OlOSO connections at Crcenwood for
all points on S. A. L. and C. AG. Kail
way, and at Spartauhurg with South
For information relative to tickets,
rates, schedules, etc., address
W. J. (IRAKI, Gen. Pass. Agent,
(?. 11. Speights,Gen, Agent,Green
ville, s. c.
T. Mi I'hnerson, Traffic Manager.
Curo sick headache, bad opusx ? ? ?
tasto in the mouth, coated HZjp ? I
tonguo, gas In tho stomach, B I I I
dUtrett and Indigestion. l?o ? ? ?
not weaken, but have tonto effect. 26 cent*.
> onlj tills to t*ko with Hood'* Sarsapaillla.
Kdgollold Doctors at Harris Llthin.
Edgeflold was represented at
Harris Iulhia Springs lust week,
on tho occasion ot tho annual moot
ing of tlit* South Carolina Medical
Association. I>y Drs. R W. P. Hut
tor, J. (j. TompkIns and Robert
Milvin Marsh, of our town, and
Dr. D. Walter Oulss*, of Eliuwood.
l)rs. Butter and Out/, i bavo long
been members <>f t l;o Association.
Drs. T/OlupkiD.8 and Marsh Joined
it on this occasion. Our Edge-field
men were delighted with Harris
Lilbiu Springs;?her site, her wa
ter, bcr management, her re
sources, her amusements and her
courteous otHcialS. Indeed so de
lighted were they that they VOttd
enthusiastically with all the rest
ol tho South Carolina doctors to
meet at Harris Eithia Springs
again next summer. Dr. Mviu
Marsh, who is young and hand
some and lippy and giddy, declares
that be must go back to Harris
Lithia Springs later on, to row
protty girls on the lovely lake, and
to shoot the shoots from the
heights above tbo lake down into
the rippling waters. In these days,
beyond all doubt, Harris Lithia
springs is the bright particular star
of South Carolina.?E-igofleld
Thoro is more Catarrh in this
section of tho country than all
diseases put togothor, nnd un
til the last years was supposed to
bo incurable. For n groat many
years doctors prououcod it :i local
disease, and presoribodlocal reme
dies, and by constantly failing to
cure with local treatment, pro
aouoed it incurable. Soieuoo has
proven catarrh to bo a constitu
tional disease, and therefore re
flit ires constitutional treatment*-?
Hall's Catarrh Curo,manufactured
by K. J. Chouoy & Co., Toledo,
Ohio, is tho only constitutional
curo in tho market . It is taken
internally in dose- .vom 10 drops
to a teaspoonful. it . jts directly
on the blood and mucous surfnoos
of tho system. Thoy oiTor One
Hundred for any case t lint it fails
to cure. Scud for circulars and
tost imonial*. Address,
V. J. OHENEY, <fc 00.,
t_jtf~ Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Case of Poisoning
Hood's Sursnpnrllln Drlvoo the Pol
son from tho System, Quiots
the Nervo?, Rellovos Dyspepsia
" While- In tho army I was poisoned in
wardly with poison oak, and I did not got
wall for 15 years. My blood bncamo bo
affected that 1 was takon with a hack'ng
cough, and I whs thought to bo going
into ooiiBUiuptiou. I took tnauy different
medioiu?8 without avail, and Hnidly ro
aolTod to try Hood's Bar?aparillu. When
I had finished taking tho Urst bottlo tho
pimple? began to disappear from my
body, and after 1 bud takon three bottles
I waa well. I havo aluo Buffered with ca
tarrh in the head and bavo beau taking
Ilood's Sarnnpnrilla for thia trouble, und
It helps me. In fact I take It for ali ail
ments and believe It hna no equal bh a
blood purifier. It quiets tho norvoB and
gives refreshing Bleep. It has relieved
mo of dyspepsia and built me up." J. I.
HOLLIDAY, Willianiston, .South Carolina.
la the best -In faol the One True Blood Purifier,
Bold by all druggists, ^'i; six for $.r>.
l IUUU ?i ills take,easy tooi>erato. 250.
A New und Complete Treatment, consisting ol
??1T< ?SIT? >Kli:s, Capsules ol Ointment and two
Boxes of Ointment, A nevei -falllue cure for Piles
of every nature ami degree. It makes an operation
u ah the knife, which s painful, and often result*
in death, unnecessary. Why endure this torrlbls
disease 1 '>', pack a Written Guarantee In aaok
$1 Box. No Cure, No Pay. soc.nn<l f i a boa, 6 for
j.i. Sent by mail. Samples free
OINTMENT, 25c and iiOo.
PHNIsT I PAT ION Cured, Piles Prevonted, by
CUINO I ITA I IUIN Japanese tlver Pellets.the
great LIVliK ami STOMACH KKGULATORaad
ill.OOl) I't'RII'IKR, Small, mild and pleasant
t.,t.iki: especially adapted for children's OSS. SO
doses J., C? Ills,
FREE. A vial of these famous little Pellets WUl
lie Kiveu willi a iji box or more of Pile Cure.
II . I'lll ..I MINK 1'KKSII JAI'ANESB Pi LB
Cuk k lot sale >>nl> by
l>r. It. P. l'osoy, Druggist, sale A go tit,
I.aureus, S. <'.
Cure all liver Ills, bilious- sjsjfjkw ? ? ?
ness, headache, soar stoin- Bf"Jp m I g^.
Sob, Indigestion, constipa- I I V*
tlou. Thoy acl easily, with- ? ? 1 ? *w
out path or nri,ie. Suhl by all druggists, V*> oonts,
Tho only Pills to lake with Ilood's .Stirtnparllln.
fl Sii??le Fact
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?m? aim get the facts about
Drop us a postal and get cata
logue and prices.
S. M, & E. H. Wilkes>-& CO.
Laurens, S. C, Mar. 14th, 1898.
Not Uncle Sam's
WAR, but tho War WO iin- making <>n Hard Times, and we are do- j
torminod t<> win. We now have tho largest stock we have ever car
ried, and notwithstanding tho tact that all woolen goods and leather
goods have advanced considerably, we are proparod 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 Hoys' Suits, at 1.00.
Voting Men's Business Suits,at 6.00.
Good business Suits, at - - 5.00.
Nobby Dress Suits, at - - - 7.50.
Fine Dress Suit s, latest styles, 10.00 to $22.50.
Good Knee Pants for Hoys, at 10 conts per pair.
Good wool Knee Pants, for boys, at 25 conts.
The largest assortment of Clothing for lllOli and boys in upper South
Carolina. Wo ask every one to inspect our stock aud hoc for them
All tho up-to-datonovelties in Shirts?white Shirts, Neglige Shirts,
Collars and Cull's. Everything new in Neckwear.
The Shoe Store of Laurens,
Loaded down with the best assortment of Shoos ever shown in our
I city. We ask every man, woman and child in Laurens and Laurons
I county to visit our Shoe store and take a look at our stock. All the
late toes in shoes, all the new lasts in Tans, Vioi Kills, Dongolas, and
Calf. The nobbiest line of Oxford Slippers for ladies and children on
t he market. We are prepared to shoo tho people, and want you to
come and see us and give us a few minutes aud we can convince you
that we are prepared to knock out Hard Times in tho first round.
Remember, we will take pleasure in showing you through our stock
whet her you are ready to purchase or not, "Honest, goods at honest
Prices and honest Dealing" is our motto. Wo will not be undersold
by any house in tho State. Call and see for yourself, at
Davis, Roper & Co.'s
Famous Clothing) Hat und Big Shoo Store.
^aureus, S. C, March 14, 189$.
Is larger and ohoapor than ever. Our orders were placed
began to gather and will be sold at. the LOWEST prices pos
J. R. 31 inter & Son,
Headquarters for Lowest Prices and Best Values.
Groat reduction in price of
l*Lenn springs Water at The
Laurens Drug Co., Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. JF. Posey's.
$1.75 per case, bottles to be re
Our Stock of Dry Goods, Notion, Milli
nery, Shoes, Clothing anl
is now complete. In every Department you can finj the Latest
Designs and Styles, such as was never before seen in Laurens.
You are cordially invited to call und inspect or Mammoth
Laurens Cotton MillsStore
-(IIAVK OPENED IN)
New black and colored wool
goods; Silks in black and colors,
all makes; White and colored
lawns; Solid and fancy duck;
A!i in Ivnnn liii? c a in brie, nain
sook, swiss embroideries and in
W. G. Wilson & Co.