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inbsorlption pmco--13 Months, ?1.00
LAUKKNS, S. C, May 17,1898.
Since our last Issue thu e has been
mystification as to the whereabouts of
the Spanish Qeefr. 11 was advertised as
in Spanish waters. lathe meanwhile
Sampson sailed Bast of Cuba,aud bom
barded San Juan, the eapilol of Porto
Rico?giving /thorn a task of hit
quality. OurAlttle mosquito Meet left
around Cubs/assaulted Cardenas, on
the North ofast of the Island, where
WO bud the Winslow, a torpedo boat,
disabled ami/Ensign Bagley kiied with
some dozen/asualtles. Our boys man
aged to g*i ""I' Of the hole. In the
meanwhile/he Spanish Flotilla having
sailed Soup and West, passed Samp
son and aipoared in Caribbean waters
on the SoK.li American Coast, Bohley
disnppeard with his Flying Squadron
from Hiiipton Heads, supposed to have
gone SOth and between him and
Sampsoitbey ought to lind the Span
ish Klei and save the trouble of a re
turn tri? across the Atlantic. The U.
S. oanpt safely land troops in Cuba
until tis Meet is disposed of. A sharp
assauijwas made on Cienfuegos on the
Southeast of Cuba?the purpose of
our aftult being strategic. We suf
fered little blood-lotting and bones*
brealog and got away. The Oregon,
a flrsdass man of war, sailing from
Paoil waters, and hist beard from on
the /azillian coast homeward bound
SUpfied to be safe in Cuban waters and
in fi arms of friends.This is the home
gtflS.ntthis writing. Dewey is at Mu
ni in the antipodal regions, awaiting
t/ps and reinforcements from San
inoisco. The Charleston, first -class
Jiser, is on the way to Manilla from
h Francisco. The idea is to send to
iwoy*ten thousand troops to handle
ie Spaniards at Manilla. In the
(eanwhile the government is active in
reparations for the war,long or short,
is may happen. The duty will devolve
apon the United States to quiet things
find maintain order in the Philipines,
Where all tho Powers have mercantile
and business interests. There are
(newspapers and people who are disap
pointed that Sampson bas'nt silenced
every gun in the Spanish West Indies
/ --but we must pardon the weaknesses
/ of many people. We will be victorious,
i we are confident, but we are fighting
real men?and the usual price for vic
tory is a fair equivalent in blood?and
treasure. Brave sailers and soldiers
expect nothing else.
War is so common an incident that
unless at our aoors it exoltc^s little at
tention. Our little planet is but a
mustard sood in the system of tho uni
verse and tbroo-fourths covered by
water. Yet there has boon no day of
universal peace in historic or tradi
tional times?since "Jacob lifted up
hla eyes, and looked, and bohold, Esau
came, and with him four hundrod
men." And now that wo have tho
luxury of a war on our hands, we must
take all Its chances?Its triumphs?its
dofeats, its humiliations. There must
be blood?when tho nrbitrimout is
that of ths sword We must expect
the Spaniard to fight it out liko a man
There has boon no peoplo without its
heroes since Hercules?and all history
and all song tend to raiso up nations
of warriors. Somo of our great ship*
must go to the bottom If the war lasts
?many of our generous, noble youth,
[as Bagley?as Absalom, beautiful and
' perfoot from tho "sole of his foot ovon
l)pto tho crown of his hoad." Wo may
f watch tho ftlght of birds for good signs
land good news, but whilo wo wago
|war wo may oxpoct hard licks As a
rule dead men win tho fight. Tho suc
seaaful storming of a fortress may cost
thousands of livos? but its capture
lako slaves of a whole people. Wo
lust be patient, trust our bravo men?
ind we must win.
[There is a general idea that Britain
lpathtzes with us In our present
rouble with Spain. That France,
lustrla and Germany and possibly
luasia with tho Spaniard. If thoro
lould eventuate a general war Britain
[ml the Unitod States must be fairly a
natch for the batch. As a rulo, as
jhts Britain so victory goes?so of
jeao States. In tho war of tho revo
ltion the colonios won after eight
fears?but wo had France with us and
fore than all, the Whigs in the Parlla
ent. In tho war of 1812 tho British
irnt our capltol. Jackson won at
VTow Orleans. England now and tho
Tnited Statoa in material roaourcea
!e a hundred fold stronger than then,
e think that there need bo little ap
ehension of foreign inter-mcdllng.
tTho decision In Vandorcock involv
Ig questions under our Dispensary
Lw has been filed by the Supremo
|urt of the Unitod Statos. The O.
stores must go. Judge Simonton is
?tained in this that a prlvato party
i Import his liquors from a foreign
ite without tho nocesalty of first
iding a sample to Columbia for an
yam and inspection. Tho result will
to fill tho border counties with
llnd tigers and State constabulary.?
ae Dlepensary will be largely elirai
Ued as a political quostion. Hero
rd there thero is an old fashioned
amoorat, about out of date, who op
see the State having a big businoss
hand with a thousand agents?
^loh may bo uaod as a political fao
As to the O. P. establishments,
ey are few and far botween and
^re doing little or nothing in the
["he boys from Laurons who went to
front and were rejected as being
psloally disqualified showed true
i all the same.
biluK favor rapidly, ? ?
moii and travel 9LJB- 11-.
?ihrux in veM I |%|
*!?? curry them ?? ? ? ? %P
tiAtweheeper* leuep them In medicine
r.ty racoimneml them tu friends. Mc,
We Interfered to stop a war for hu
manity's snke." By the same token
the ?ooalled "Powers" may Interfere
to end our Interference. When you
push a thing to its logical sequence
there is no guessing where you will
They say-the dead in the streets
of Havana -reeoneentrados, are pick
ed up and taken off ill carl loads.
At Manilla rations are short and
the inhabitants uro feasting on
horse flesh. Dewey is in the harbor?
insurgents outside the city on land.
Senator Tillman will have great re
gard for tho Fedoral Supremo Court
as knooklng out Judge Simontou in
sustaining tho (). P. Stores. He will
too utterly reprobate that Court for
sustaining Judge Simonton in allowing
liquors importod into tho State for
Chamberlain, British Colonial Min
ister made a strong pro-American
speech. Whereupon, the Spanish un
dertake to alarm the Powers at the
significance of this forraiadable alli
From the composition of the State's
Volunteers it is clear that no town or
county can boast a company. The en
tire State contributes to the organiza
South Carolina's quota of troops is
still behind, due to a large per centum
of rejections for physical require
Current calamities?tho fall of tho
O. P's and Spanish disasters.
Memorial Day (May 10th) was
properly obscrvod at this plaoe.?
A goodly number of "old Vote
runs" und a large crowd of citi
zens and children assembled at
the Post OHicc and under tho 'di
rection of Capt. W. S. Pitts movod
to the cemotery and after appro
priate exercisos laid floral oH?r
ing on the graves of our departed
The recitation of the poem,
"Tho Gray Jacket" by Miss Allie
Hollo Cook was in lino style and
Prof C. M. MoLaurin made a
very handsome address, calling ?n
tite young to emulate their deads
und like them to die, if need be
for tltoir country. A Memorial
Association was organized und
put in a permanent shape.
Mr. R. R. Hill, a very highly
respected and valuable citizen
of this Township died on May
Llth. Ho had been an invalid and
a great sufferer for several years,
but bore Iiis affliction with Christ
ian fortitude and is now at rest.
THE PEOPLE OK YOUNGS' IMC
Tho picnic given by Youngs'
Higli School passed off very pleas
antly last Saturday, tho 7th in
spite of tho cold windy weather
The Hon. C. C. Featherstone and
Mr. O. G. Thompson addressed the
school in tho morning and in the
afternoon tho people were turned
loose to '"do as thoy please."
The Ordination of deacons will
take place next fourth Saturday
at Warrior Greek church.
Union mooting will bo hold at
Warrior Creek church on tho fifth
Saturday and Sunday in this
month. Dr. T. M. Bailey will
meet witli the church both days
and will meet on Sunday. This
will bo a rare treat and wo hope
to have1 a largo attendance both
Married, at the home of tho
bride, on Sunday morning, April
24th tilt., Miss Alice Parson and
Mr. S. R. Moon, Rov. J. W. Butlfl,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Higgius vis
ited Rev. J. W. Butts last week at
Miss Claudia Martin is spend
ing a few days in Laurons.
Mrs. Carolino Burdott is par
tially stricken with paralysis.
It seems to be quite stylish to
have a now buggy. Five young
men in this neighborhood have
Somo of our young pooplo at
tended tho picnic at tho close of
the Jaclin school.
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Laurens, S. C.
C, N. & L. R. R.
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Daily Except Sunday.
i .aureus, f.e 1 45 p m 0 00am
Clinton, S 10 6 85
Newborry, 2 57 1 60
Prosperity, 8 18 8 16
Little Mountain, 8 80 8 40
White Rock, 8 55 9 12
Columbia, Ar 4 40 10 10
Daily Excrtt Sunday.
Columbia, Le 11 00 p ni 6 00 p ni
White Rock, 11 28 5 65T
Little Mountain, 1145 olid
Prosperity, 1158 7 00
Newberry, 12 10 7 26
Clinton, 12 50 8 50
Laurent, Ar 1 10 10 00
W. G. Childs, Superintendent.
J. R. Nolan, Train Master.
MT GALLAGHER ITEMS.
Mrs. Jerry Marti? and sister,
Miss Sara Proctor, have recently
paid a visit to tholr parents near
Mr. win Smith iias roturned t<>
WhIIihIIh alter spending several
days With his parents, Mr. and
M re, John Smith.
Mr. Frank Goldeu end family
spoilt list Saturday und Sunday
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A great many from Ml Gallagher
attended iho picnic and closing ox
erclsoa of Jones High School on the
4lh lost. All si cm ?<! to have been
Miss Bessie Smith has boon on n
vhil to her sister, Miss Fuller, of
Uev. J. O. Marlin proached u
line sermon Sunday at Ml. 0 ilia
gber Baptist church.
Mr. 11. L. llondorson Is quite
Miss Sallio Lec Henderson's
school has closed at Rabun's and
she is at home again.
We hope the war will soon end
and of course wo feol confldont that
the United States will bo victo
Every body ia about through
planting. Some are working their
crops over?yet a great many com
plain of having poor stands of cot
Rain is needed badly.
Dr. Austin,of Uoronaca, made a
professional call in this community
Mr. Jorry Martin has tho finest
oat crop in the community.
Mrs. Michael Curtain, PlainBeld,
III., makes the statement, that she
eaug.it cold, which settled on her
lungs; she was treated for a month
by her family physician, but grew
worse. He (old her sbo was u
hopeless victim of consumption
and that no medicine could cure
her. Her druggist suggested Dr.
King's Now Discovery for Con
sumption. Hin? bought a bottle and
fo her delight found herself bene
fit ted from tho tlr-t .ios<>. She con
tinued its use, and after taking six
bottles, found hers If sound and
well; now does her own house
work, and is as well as she over
was. Froo trir'.l bottles of this
Qreal Discovery at B. P. P >- y\
Drug "?.?uro. IjHrgo bottles ?0 cents
Wanted ? People of judgment and
taste to como to S. M. & K . H. Wilkes
& Go's. Furniture Store. We have
many things that will interest you.
Vitalize Your Blood. Overcome That
Tired Feeling. Get a bottle of
Hood's Sarsaparille and begin to
take It TODAY, and realize the great
good It is sure to do you.
??< America's Qroatest Bleilloluo. ah druggists.
Parties having business with the
County Supervisor will find him
in his otlico on Monday of each
week, between the hours of ton
o'clock a. in. and 4 oclock p. m.
It. P. ADA1R,
Jan. 20, 1898?ly. Suporvisor.
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in death, unnecessary, why onduro this tsrtlMs
disease? Wc pack a Written Guarantee In ?1011
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CONST I PAT ION ^Inese lj\e?p?
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:.. t die: cs|>cclally adapted for children's use. /O
doses j5 tents.
pp> EE.? A vial of these famous little Pellets ?111
lie hi veil with a Ji box or more of Pile Cure.
NOTICI I hi liKNUIHB I'KUSH JaHANUS? fuji
t lUKB for sale only hy
Dr. B. F. PoBoy, Druggist, salo Agont,
Laurone, S. C.
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SM & E H Wilkes & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Mw- ifth, 1898.
And OUR STOCK IS LARGE,
AND MUST BE
AND in order to accomplish that end we have hammered the prices
down fco meet fche hard times. Our stock of
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and DRY GOODS
Is fuller than over und CHEAPER than ovor. (Jail and get. prices.
Thanking tin*; public for past pafcrouago, we hope, by adhering to
strict, busiuoss principles to merit a liberal share in tho future
J. It. M inter & Son,
Headquarters for lowest Prices and Beat Values.
Not Uncle Sam's
WAR, but fche War w0 aro making on Hard Times, and wo are de
termined to win. We now have the largest stock we have ovor car
ried, and notwithstanding the fact that all woolen goods and leather
goods have advanced considerably, wo are prepared for it with a
Mammoth stock with no advance.
Clothing For all the Peoole :
(lood all-Wool Men's Suits, at $11.50.
Good all-Wool Hoys' Suits, at 1.00.
Young Men's Business Suits, at 6.00.
Good Business Suits, at - - 5.00.
Nobby Dress Suits, at - - - 7.50.
Fine Droos Suits, latest, stylos, 10.00 to $22.50.
Good Knee Pants for Hoys, at 10 cents per pair.
(rood wool Knee Pants, for boys, at 25 cents.
Tho largest assortment of Clothing for men and boys in upper Sout h
Carolina. We ask ovory ono to inspect our stock and see for them
All tho up-to-date novelties in Shirts?white Shirts, Neglige Shirt?,
Collars and CtttVs. Everything now in Neckwear.
The Shoe Store of Laurens.
Loaded down with the bosfc assortment of Shoes over shown in our
city. We ask every man, woman and child in Laurens and Laurens
county to visit our Shoo store and take a look at our stock. All the
late toes in shoes, all the new lasts in Tans, Vici Kids, Dongolas, and
Calf. The nobbiest, line of Oxford Slippers for ladies and children on
tho market. We are prepared to shoe the people, and want you to
come and see us and give us a few minutes and we can convince yon
that wo 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 purchase or not, "Honest- goods at honest
Prices and honest Dealing" is our motto. We will not, bo undersold
by any house in the State. Call and sue for yourself, at
Davis, Roper & Go.'s
FnmouH Clothing, Hat and l?g Shoo Store.
Laurons, S. C, March 14, 1898.
Great reduction in price ot
Glenn springs \Vater at The
Laurens Drug Co., Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. F. Posey's.
$1.T5 per case, bottles to be re
Another lot choice styles in
Also plain and figured Black
Mohair for Skirting.
&ee these goods at
W. G. WILSON & CO.
Our Stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Milli
nery, Shoes, Clothing and
is now complete. In every Department yon can lind the Latest
Designs and Styles, stich as was never before seen in Laurens.
You are cordially invi*'*d to cali and inspect our Mammoth
Laurens Cotton Mills Store