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LAU KENS, 8. C, Feb. 1?, 1002.
The fight was hard during hist weok
to mako up for lost time.
The appropriates were up on Wed
nesday and went through without much
Higher education gave somo trouble,
citizen Ashloy leading the obstruc
tionists, with his motions, but ho raro
ly gave a reason "for the faith that
was in him " Rut ho knocked down
Winthrop (tho Woman's College) from
$60,000 to $50,000, and this seems to
have met tho good sense of the House.
All parties wore generous in praise of
the conduct of the old South Carolina
College, cho officials of which account
ed in detail for every penny that tho
Thore are (3) big items?$200,000 for
Stato Pensions; Interest on Public
Debt $285,000; Insane Hospital $160,000.
It would bo usoless to add tho many
other smaller items, which mako an ag
gregate close on to a million. In many
places there could be a saving,?that is
to say $500, in probably fifty places.
To instance, there is a phosphate In
spector at $1,200. lie should go quick
ly. At Winthrop thoy havo a little
vegetable farm to ruiso peas aud ber
ries for th? girls (the sweet darlings), a
Super-lntendent at a good big salary
and an Assistant. Now this Assistant
Is clearly a Super and he should go
quickly. Wo feftr there are too many
soop-ers in every department?with
too many type-writers aud stenograph
The militia are growing luxurious
and the health department is getting
its hand deep Into tho grub bag. Lo
cal communities should learn to com
bat diseases as they como.
We havo not space to particularise,
but thrift is a good word for Legisla
tors to sraoko with their Spanish to
bacco. The Bill as it swung through
the House will likely without material
alteration go through tho Senate.
Many Legislators have wheels in their
noggins nnd feel that the Stato is all
right if tho Stato levy is not inoreaeed
and this it seems will bo the ease with
the present levyi But it should be
less. We havo all just been Hinging
up our caps and hurrahing ourselves
hoarse at the statement that tho otate
assessment has- gained about cloven
Millions. But to what good end, to bo
sure? We are not criticising the ac
tion generally of tho a-sembly?gene
rally they have done well?especially
in killing a ream of?of?fool bills.
Some of tho work was admirably done
and promptly?notably tho Jury and
tho county salary laws, which were In
confusion run mad.
The Renate killed the bi-ennial ses
sions bill?all wrong?the assembly
should only mout onco in two years, as
Is tho case with five sixths of the
States. A session costs $50,000 and
$25,000 should bo annually saved and
we would havo better Legislation.
Nevermind! A newsetwlll "gltthar"
(thanks to Citi/.eu Ashley) after awhile,
who will not be so considerate of Co
lumbia?boarding house keepers and
Representative Theus, of Hamp'.oo,
died last week of pneumonia.
The ?'chicken" bill got it in the neck
In tho Senate. A'so the Bill to put tho
State Into manufacturing fertilizers.
Pelham, the manufacturing villugo
just North of tho Eooree stays with
Greenville and is lost to Spartanburg,
(Spartanburg is a whale all the snmo.)
The McQowan redlstrloting bi'l is
law, and our Di3t-ict is Laurons, Spar
tanburg, Greenville and Union. It is
the great District of tho State. We
have the men, we have tho money, we
have tho mentality, we have tho (beau
tiful) maids, wo havo the matrons, wo
have Lho morality.
The Houso shied for ten days Mr.
Johnson's (alias Bellinger's) anti-trust
bill. Wo bought a black pony fifteen
years ago from the tail end of a Bun
combe wagon and named him Router
Johnnie, after Burn's blacksmith in
Tarn O'Shantor. Laurons lies in a
valley like tho vale of Tcmpe and as
we rodo this pony home to our soup,
he could spy a Buncombe bow-covered
wagon a mllo onTodd's Hill and would
budge no further. Whon tho wagon
oarae near and he got a whiff of the
apples, chostnuts, cabbage, and cab
bage seed ho wa9 satisfied, bowed his
head and meokly boro his master
homeward. We always suspected this
pony of being moonnyod. Johnson
finally got his antl trust wagon up in
the Houso on Thursday last, and the
statesmen, smelling no brimstone or
dynamite, voted it almost to a man.
A new road law for the whole State
will be enacted. It Is like one of United
States Sonator Morgan's speeches
and too long to read or quoto.
Representative Nichols madoa brave
fight to liolp out Sullivan Township
?gainst tho Iiailroad Ta.\? it Is yet un
Laurons is asking for a 4th term of
Court to hold in tho month of May.
MoQowan wants a section of broken
Granlto column for U. D. C. of Lau
Senator Goodwin is pushing his Bill
for a sinking fund Commission for
Somebody wants $20,000 to paint the
State House, and Representative B&
cot wants to know why the Now Stato
Houso is so filthy';* (To get an appro
priation.) ('-hakosparo has something
about tho maw of the suit sea shark.
He wants our little Stato Houso.)
Clnoinnatl had a great party of dis
Jlnguishod citizens who had been to
pflnfleetou to opon tholr building.
They*isitod our Legislature and when
the oltbons of rloh Porkopoles, that
great city on tho Ohio, laud of hog
and hominy, saw the Speaker and tho
President 0( UieSunate and tho Clerks
of the two houses clad in $1,000 robes
of royal orimson and pjtplo, they stood
like statues in amazement. They were
shown tho old silver mace, and two
edged sword of State, about which so
much historic reiearoh has been made
and eaoh man and woman stood like
Macbeth at the ghost of tho blood
Fifty dollars has been voted to rub
up the venerated Mace. Ashley vot
MeLaurlu and Lincoln.
McLaurin addressed a Republican
club at Chicago on Lincoln's birthday I
the 12th instant. Ho went to praise
Lincoln and he di& lt and to that ex
tent, no more, wo jjM&fthl. McLaurin.
The argument wa#'lMI2|l?l?ttcoln had
lived it had been.better for the South.
Hut Lincoln was at tho head of the
government whioh armed the slaves
against their masters, their mlstrossos
aud daughters. If he had had the
spirit of a Jackson it could not'nave
happened. Lincoln had his good traits,
but he wanted in courage and man
hood, and was dominated by Yahoos
like Staunton and Thad Stevens. ThlB
sldo of Lincoln's character should havo
been presented, always provided that
-the speaker knew it.
The Montagus and the Capulets.
On tho Oth instant, at Washington,
a son of W. C. Whitney, Secretary of ]
Stato in Cleveland's Cabinet, married
Miss Hay, daughter of the present
Bopublican Secretary of State. But,
"Presents almost without number
havo been pouring into the Hay homo
for tho last fortnight. It is believed
their number exceeds 400, Including
houEes and lands, a yacht and jewels of
The bridal tour, it is thought, Is to]
Thomasville, Ga. Thomasville is In
the midst of the great pines, and the
roses are ready to blow and tho mock
bird to air his vooabulary?Ed. Ad
Must the Negro Got
We clip the following from the News
and Courier, a dispatch from Mom
"Mr. Kuniz is louring the Stato of
Arkausas in search of a spot whore he
proposes to launch a scheine which, if
successful, will revolutionize the cot
ton-picking industry of tho South.
"Kuntz and his companions are trav
eling on a special train, composed of
three vestibule sleepers. Kunts pro
poses to colonize a largo number of
monkeys from Africa and South Amer
ica, which, ho says, mako excellent
cotton-pickers. He is looking for a
large tract of land, which will be
bought in and a stock company formed
from the number of capitalists now
with him. He then proposes to embark
for Africa and bring back two ship
loads of monkeys. He sayB he has I
(riven the subject much study and has|
spent many days in the African jun
g'es, and understands monkey talk as
well as the Ethiopian language."
Then what becomes of the negro |
cotton picker? What 6ort of a greet
ing will he give Jocko? A body of
Southern Christians built just after
the war when they were very poor a
college at Sewanee, Tenn., in the midst |
of tho mountains for the economical
education of their children. About
400 boys attend. Until recently tho
wives of the Mountaineers did their
launderine, when for economy a steam
laundry was established. And now tho
free and independent mountaineers
threaten to dynamite and blow to atoms
tho college, destroy the Professors and
have driven two of them out of tho
State. And there could bo found com
pla'.ners against the Bulgarian banditti
captors of Miss Stone 1
The Bill in the United States Senate,
to creato a National Park in the moun
tains of North Carolina, Virginia,
Georgia and South Carolina, has the
favorable report of the committee. It
approprintcs fivo Million Dollars and
it is thought the lands can be purchas
ed at two and three Dollars per acre.
It is about as good Democratic doctrine
(poor indued) as clearing rivers and
harbors and building dikes, and as the
measure may conserve the timber, and
prevent sudden floods In the great
rivers that rush through our State, we
hope our Representatives may sustain
Col. J. R. Easterling returned on
Trlday to God's country, after a busi
ness trip through the 6nowy, sleety,
slippery East. He stopped several days
la Washington, and gave Senators and
Representatives some eye opening in
formation. He expects a prosperous
Summer and Is preparing to plant a
thousand acres in cantaloupes, and
three-quarters of that area in water
melons. His praise will be in the
mouths of all Yankeedom next Sum
mer.?Barnwell People. /
This at least smells like diversifica
South Carolina at Chickamanga.
This office has reeeived a neat and
Interesting pamphlet of fifty pages,
containing an account of the ceremo
nies at tho unveiling of tho South Car
olina monument on the Chiokamauga
battle field, May 27, 1001. Veterans
and others can seoure copies on appli
cation to the E. H.Aull Publishing Co.,
Newberry, S. C, by enolosing a two
cent stamp with the request for the
Congressman Johnson is hopeful of
a 9200,000 publlo building for Spartan
burg. Spartanburg sends two of her
prominent citizens to Washington who
appeared boforo the Public Building
Committee. The time to strike If you
hope to make an Impression, is when
the iron Is hot. There is a briof sur
plus now on hand and Senator Tillinau's
Idea Is to get our share, The money Is
bound to go.
Charleston has "laid out" a good
deal of monoy and has bad a deal of
work to do, but she Is we'l repaid in
the visit of the Cook County Democ
racy of Chicago to the "city by the
* f ?.
Big barrels of Irish potatoes now bo
gin to adorn Green Grocer's fronts,
and from now on they may be planted.
Plant two varieties?an early and a
late. By the way, at the South the
potato is our "sweet tater," elsewhere
the. potato is tho Irish potato and our
??sweet tater" Is a yam. And when we
speak of 'possum and tater, a simon
pure Southern monopoly, we mean the
yam In the combination.
The superstition is that the ground
hog crawls out from his hole on tho 2d
February, und if he see3 his shadow
he retires, until April, satUfL'd that
there Is to be a cold late Spring. The
ground-hog is a oommon name for tho
woodohuck, burrows in tho ground and
is dormant during winter. It is ex
tinct In this State.
It seems that Hobson wants to be
"retired" from active Navy service.
Schley has been retirod, but he don't
retire. Coventry is a city in England
where tho citizens have immemorially
refused to associate with Military men
and so when ono is ostracised socially
ho Is said to be "sent to Coventry."
There should bo some quietjretroat for
these two Southern heroes.
A despatch from Washington read? :
"Senator Till man has gone to Provi
dence, R I., to speak on tho 'Solution
of tho Negro Problem' "
It depends op how long the Southern
cotlontot, the Kentucky grunter, and
the possum and tater hold out. But
why should these bluenose downeasters
bother about it?
Tho 1.aureus Lyceum Course.
Mr. Editor:?Pleaso allow mo space
for a few words upon, an important
matter. Tho Laurcns Lyceum Course for
tho season closes with tho next lecture,
which, I understand, is to bo given in
the near future. Tho thanks of the en
tire community aro eminently duo Dr.
Washington, T. C. Lucas, and auy others
who may have aided thorn in the prcse
oution of the plan, for tho entertaining
and elevating courso of attractions. But
whilo wo sincerely thank them for tho
past, wo must at tho samo timo look to
the futuro and plau for tho coming season.
Let mo exhort tho entiro community
to tako an active interest in this great
educational institution, for suoh it is.
Laurens cannot afford to bo bohind her
neighboring cities in suoh enterprises.
Let me urge tho young people, who lam
persuaded realize that I am their friend,
to take an active interest in tho work.
If all would support the cause, the cost
would bo very light.
I would suggest tho following plan :
Let us, on the evening of tho next lecture,
meet a half-hour before it is to begin,
talk over the subjeot, aud elect a com
mittee to arrange for tho next season.
Of course I would suggest tho election of
tho:!0 who havo served us so faithfully in
the past as this Committee.
With best wishes for every enterprise
that looks to tho betterment of tbc com
munity, I am,
Watson B. Duncan.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
Wo, tho undorslgned, having known
P. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
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of their Issue will bo honored over all
parts of tho Plant System of Railways.
This arrangement will no doubt be of
interest to the travolling publlo.
W. J. Craig,
General Passengor Agent.
at First Cost, with Freight.
Oije Ifoi? Bedsteads
Offe Cottoi} lylattiress
(Double Section?Best Quality.)
OJSfE Set of Sf>fii?gs.
These goods are nicer quality than we gene
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special customer who didn't tako them.
Henoe there is a rare bargain in them.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
^ T. 0. LUCAS, Manager.
Speaking of politics, and everybody
speaks of polities, isn't this a nice
compact, homogeneous congressional
district, under t>.o McGowcn redistrlot*
ing bill?Spartanburg, Greenyille,
I,aureus and Union. Joe Jhonson can
hold ?he office about as long as ho wants
it under this arrangement. He has
Spartanburg solid and if he gets the
fiubllo building it will be copper-riAeted
or him. He has Laurons solid and
there Is not a man in Greenville can
beat him in that county. One of my
neighbors, In speaking of Johnson, 6atd
that it would be foolish for anybody
else to run against him, for he has
already gotten all of the seed to be had
end there Is nothing else for a congress
man to do. I don't think Joo willhave
any serious opposition. But If anybody
wants to run, may the Lord havo mercy
on them.?Isom Gari er in Spartanburg
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Tho Regular Spring Examination of
Teachers for the purpose of granting
certificates of qualification, will be
held by tho County Board of Educa
tion, at Lsnirens Court House, on Fri
day February 21st, 1902, beginning at
10 o'clock, a. m.
No claims for pay are allowed to bo
approved for any teacher not, holding a
certificate unproved by >no County
Board of Education in the county
where school is taught.
ClIAS. F. BROOKS,
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TAKE notice that on the 13th day of
March 1902, I will render a final
account of my acte and doings as Ad
ministrator of tho estate of B. A.Martin,
dee'd., in tho Oflico of Judge of Probate
for Laurens County, at 11 o'clock, a. m.,
and on tho samo date will apply for a fl
nftl diseho.rge from my trust as admin
All peivons having demands against
said estate will ploase present them on
or beforo that day, proven and authen
ticated, or be forever barred.
J. D. MILLS,
Feb. 10, 1902?4t Administrator.
Notice of Final Settlement
TAKE notion that on tho Ltth
day of March, 1902, wo will render
a final account of our acts and do
ings as Executors of tho estate of
Toliver Robertson, deceased, in
the oilico of Judgo of Probate for
Laurons county, at 11 o'clock, a.
in., and on tho same dato will ap
ply for a final disohargo from our
trust as such Exocutors.
All persons having demands
against said estate will pleaso
present them on or before that day,
proven and authenticated, or he
W. C. P. Robertson,
A. M. Owings,
Niyea B. Patton,
? t Fx ecu tors.
Feb. 10, 1002.--.4t
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seven days in addition to day of
For $9.20 you can buy a round
trip ticket any day, good until
For $6.76 you can buy a round
trip ticket any day, good for ten
days in addition to dato of sale.
J. R. NOLAN, Agent.
FINDS WAY TO LIVE LONG.
Tho startling announcemont of a
Discovery that will surely lengthen
life is made by Editor O. H. Downey,
of Ohurubusco, Ind., "I wish to state
ho writes, "that Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption is tho most in
fallible remedy that I have ever
known for Coughs, Colds and Grip.
It's Invaluable to people with weak
lungs. Having this wonderful medi
cine no one need dread Pneumonia or
Consumption. Its relief Is Instant
and cure certain." Laurens Drug Co.,
guarantee every 50c and $1.00 bottle,
and give trial bottles free.
If You are in Doubt
where to got your Garden
Seed, romembor wo handel
tho best and freshest seed.
Wc burn all of our old pa
pers and buy now seed. See
that tho papor is stamped
Palmetto Drug Co.
Look for sign with the Tree.
The Auditor's Office will be open
from tho 1st day of Januaay to
the 20th day of February, 1902, to
receivo returns of Real Estate and
Personal property for taxation in
It will save much time to tax
payers, albo greatly facilitate
tho work of the Assessor, if ev
ery person before leaving homo
will make out a comploto list of
every item of personal property
in tho following order : Horses,
cattle, mules, sheep and goats,
hogs, watches, organs and pian
os, buggies, wagons and car
riages, dogs, merchandise, ma
chinery and caging, moneys,
notes and accounts abovo indeb
tedness, and all other property,
It is always required that the
Auditor get the first given namo
of tho tax-payer in full.
Under the head of place of
reuidence on tax return, give the
All male citizens between the
ages of twenty-one and sixty
years, on the 1st of January, ox
bept those who aro incapable of
earning a support from b^ing
maimed, er from other causes,
are deemed toxablo polls, Con
federate veterans excepted.
And all tax-payers are required
to give number of their school
district. They are also request
ed to state whothor tho property
is situated in town or in the
After the 20lh day of February next
fifty per cent, penalty will bo attached
for failures to make returns.
In ovcry community thcro aro persons
who cannot read or that do not take a
newspaper. Thoso moro fortunate may
do *uch persona a great favor by telling
tlicm of tho time to make returns or by
returning for them.
Tho assessing and colleoting taxes is
done in tho samo year, "and W6 have to
aggregate tho number and valuo of all
horses, mules, oattlo and other piooes of
ftorsonal property as well as tho aorca of
and, lots and buildings and their valuo
that there aro in this county, and havo
tho samo on filo in tho Comptroller Gon
oral's ofnoo by tho 30th of Juno of caoh
year, and from that timo to tho first day
of October the Auditor's and Treasurer's
duplioato havo to be completed and an ab
stract of the work in tho Comptroller
General's offioe by that timo, whioh will
I show at a glance that tho Auditor has no
timo to tako returns, or anything else
much, bclwcon tho 1st day of October,
but work on tho books and tho blanks.
Wo hope, therefore, that all taxpayers
will make thoir returns in time.
W. L. FERGUSON,
Deo. 5th, 1901.?tf.
This alfcnatur?? Is on every box of tho genuine
Laxative Bromo*Qtiinine t.mcu.
itbe remedy thai mm ?mUI? ?m ?eqr
FOR TtN w,
a Asthmalene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent Cure in all Ca8e80
a Sent Absolutely Free on Receipt of Postal,.
There Is nothing Hko Asthmalono. It brlngsg
instant relief, oven in the worst eases. It curesn
when all else fails. g
The Rov. C. P. Wells, of Villa Ridge, 1\\.M
says: "Your trial bottle of Asthmalaue received^
in good condition. I cannot tell you how Uiank-B
ful I feel for tho good derived from it. I was ag
slave chained, with putrid sore throat and astbmaB
for ten year**. I despaired of ever being cured .g
I saw your advertisement for the cure of thi^n
dreadful and tormenting disease, asthma, andfl
thought you had overspokou yourselves, but re-BJ
solved to glvo it a trial. To my astonishment, theg
? trial acted like a charm. Sond.me a full size bothle. ri
Wo want to send to every sufferer a trial treatment of Asihnia-n
line similar to the one that cured Mr. Wells. We'll send it byg
n mail Postpaid, Absoiotely Free of Charge, to any sufferer whoo
I will write for it, even on a postal. Never mind, though you arog
dosnairinir, however bad your case, tho more glad we are to send lt.n
S Do not delay, write at snco, addressing DR. TAFT BROS.' MKDJ.g
a CINE CO., 79 East 120th St., N. Y. City. Sold by nil Druggists. g
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Embroidery and White Goods, which closed on Saturday,
was a most
and we wish to thank the many fiionds and customors who
visited our store dining this sale, for their liberal
patronage, and to assure them that we shall
continue to put forth our best efforts
to please, and that wc shall
have many more good things
to offer as the Season
Prompt and courteous attention
at all times, and your money back
if not satisfied.
Watch these columns.
For the next 15 Days we
willoffer our entire line of One
Dollar, fine wide all-wool, Ve
netian and Broadcloths at 90c.
These goods are all this seasons
purchase rnd embrace the most
Those who are on the look
out for a ncce Black Dress of la
test weave, fast dye and perfect
finish at a moderate cost, here
end your quest at
W. 6. Wilson & Co.
Hi E. GRAY
J. C, 8H:0 vl.Y.
GEAY & SHEALY,
DRESSED and UNDRESSED
in both states for Lumber Buyors.
Bettor than avorago quality at
loss than avorago prices.
Material for the Builder
Farmer or Householder,
at Agares below regular.
of all kinds, grades and dimensions.
All reliablo, well-seasoned stock.
Tell us your needs and we will quote prices.
Mantels, Odumiis, Scroll Work a Specialty.
?RA* & SHEALY, Laur^ns, S. C.
g0T Eleven-room briok house, in rear of store to fam* x>
given 1st of January, 1902. ' reut' Po"os?ion
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