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A Gentle Word.
"A kindly word and a tenderi
To only God is their virtue known;
They can lift from the dust the
They can turn a foe to a friend
Tha heart close-barred with pas
sion and pride
Will fling at their knock its portall
And the hate that blights, and
the scorn that sears,
Will melt in the fountain of child
What ice-bound barriers have
What rivers of love been
By a word in kindness spoken,
By only a gentle woid."
RUDE ROCK-WALLED SEPULCHER
Robbed of its Contents After Three
Decades--Act of Vandalism at Col.
( The State, April 11.)
A small card in The State of
Sunday from the town of Blair's
in Fairfield county, brings to
mind a romantic story and one
which has its pathos. This card
was as follows:
To the Editor of The State:
The grave of Col. Provence at
Rock Creek church was dug up
and the casket broke open a few
nights ago by parties unknown.
We understand Col. Provence
was buried about 31 years ago.
Something should be done by
the right parties, whoever they
are, to see if the perpetrators
could not be apprehended and
dealt with according to law.
Is it possible we cannot rest in
The friends and family will
regret to learn this. Not know
ing tha address of any of the
family I take this Way of notify
ing them and hope you will pub
lish same J. W. Blair.
L Blair's April 7.
In course of conversation yes
+erday, Mr. W. H. Lyles told of
certain circumstances which make
the act of vandalism doubly
Mr. Lyles knew Col. Provence
well for they made their homes
on adjoining plantations, and
although Col. Provence was at
the time of his death about 60
years old and Mr. Lyles was a
young man, the friendehip be
tween the two was strong.
"The account of the desecra
tion of the gravi of Col. David
Provence," said Mr. Lyles,
"arouses in my mind sincere re
gret, as it seems to be' the ful
filment of a premonition which
was entertained by Col. Provence
for months before his death.
''For many months before his
death he frequently spoke to me
of his dread that his remains
should some day be disturbed, or
that the plowshare should turn
the soil above his grave. At that
time my family owned the land
on the other side of the public
road from Rock Creek church,
and on a beautiful knoll opposite
to the church and a few feet from
the public road was a large rock
with a V shape opening, facing
the church. His special request
to me was that he might be
buried in that opening in order
that his grave should be protected
fe"vever from the plowshare. This
was done, and when the tract of
land was subsequently sold a
small square was reserved on ac
count of the grave. Now, 31 years
after his death the thing that he
dreaded has come to pass; the
casket has been torn open, and
his bones ruthlessly scattered
upon the surface of the ground.
"He was a man of brilliant
inteilect and of rare qualities of
heart. He had served gallantly
in the Mexican war and was
promoted on the field of battle at
Buena Vista for gallantry and
received a captain's commission.
He was one of the principal
heroes of the defense of Port
Hudson during the War of the
Confederacy as the colonel of one
of the Arkansas regiments hold
ing the centre of the works of
defense of that town, and it was
said of him in this account of his
life from which I read that during
the entire siege he left his post
only when he sallied forth to
destroy the enemy's works, or
thrust the bayonet into his loins.
Although in- feeble health, neither,
dangers nor privations, nor ex-l
posure, nor physical infirmity
abated one jot of his martial valor
or his unceasing vigilance. Hav
ing married Miss Hall of Fair
field district he purchased and
settled on a plantation adjoining
my father's and in the troublous
times subsequent to the war I
came to know him well."
Mr. Lyles said that he could
in no way account for the dese
cration of the rude rock-Vp
walled sepulcher. Col. Provence
was buried with no jewels and
enmity is hard to believe, for he
knew few who hated him enough
to so profane his last resting:
place. Had the act been comn
mitted shortly after his death, a
reason might have better been
sought for, but now after 31 years,
it is a mystery. 1
Dr. Deems' Prize-Letter.
[The New York World once
:>ffered a prize for the best letter
telling how to manage a wife.
Dr. C. F. Deems wrote a letter
signed "A Joiner," which won
the prize. Here is the letter.
It is brief and good:]
To The Editor: "Manage?'
What is that? Does it mean tc
control? We manage a horse
We use our superior human in
tellect to control and guide his
superior physical strength so as
to obtain the best results. Bui
a wife is not a horse. Where
two persons are well married thE
wife is superior to her husband
in as many rospects as he is s
perior to her in others. If hap
piness is to be the result of th
union the first business of th4
husband is to manage himself al
to keep himself always his wife'
respectful friend, always he
tender lover, aiways her equa
partner, always her superio
protector. This will necessaril:
stimulate the wife to be alway
an admiring friend, always al
affectionate sweetheart, alwayi
a thrifty housewife, always -
conf'ding ward. And this wil
always react upon the husban<
that his love for his wife wil
grow so as to make it easy fo
the husband, with all his faults
to bear with all the infirmities o
his "one and only" wife.
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, a
Honey Grove, Texas, nearly me
his Waterloo, from Liver an
Kidney trouble. In a recent let
ter, he says: "I was nearly dead
of these complaints, and, althoud
I tried my family doctor, he di<
me no good, so 1 got a 50c. bottl
of your great Electric Bitters
which cured me. I consider ther
the best medicine on earth, an'
thank God who gave you th
knwledge to make them." Sold
and guaranteed to cure. Dyspep
sia, Biliousness and Kidney Dis
ease, by McMaster Co., Obea
Drug Co. and John H. McMaste
& Co., druggists, at 50c. a bottle
Easter Very Late This Year,
Mr. J. Martin Grant has hande<
us the following interesting in
It has been 19 years sinci
Easter fell so late in April. I
the year 1886 Easter fell on th,
25th of April. Easter is called
movable feast of the church
that is, its date depends on th<
timie of the moon's coming to th<
full. At the Coneil of Nice ii
the year 325, it was decided tha
Easter should be celebrated oi
the Sunday first following th
full moon which happens on o:
next after March 21st. By this
rule Easter may come as earl:
as March 22nd or as late al
April 25th of April until 1903.
in calculating the futrre wi
find that during the Twentieti
century February will carry five
Sundays three times, beginning
with Sunday and ending witi
Sunday. Of course this has to be
a leap year. It last occurred ix
the year 1880. J~t will occn:
again in the year 1920, 1948, 197(
and 2004.-Chester Lantern.
It would have been incredible
brutality if Chas. F. Lemberger
of Syracuse, N. Y., had not donE
the best he could for his suffering
son. "My boy," he says, cut a
fearful gash over his eye, so I
applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve
which guichiy healed it and saved
his eye." Good for burns and
ulcers too. Only 25c. at McMas
ter Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s and
John H. McMaster & Co.'s drug
Among the interesting facts
about the new Pennusylvanie
Railroad tunnel and terminal it
New York are these: t.tal cod1
$60,000,000, in aidditioni to the
$10,000,000 for the st t inn site
on which were about .300 dwell
ings; daily train capie t~s, 90(1
passenger accom modat on di
200,000; men at work, about 10
000; time required for trip uude
the Hudson, two minutes. IL
projecting this enterprise the
engineers believe they have solved
all the problems which baffled
the most daring engineers ol
twenty-three years ago.
A Chicago Alder man Owe. Hi1s Elec
tion to Chamberlaiu's Cough
"I can heartily andl conscientiously
ecomnend Chamberlain's C o u g h
Reedv for aft'ections of the throat
md lurigs," says Hon. John Shenick,
2 So. Peoria; St., Chicago. "T wo
rears ago during a political campaign,
aughn cold after being overheated,
hvbienl irritated my throat and I was
inally compelled to stop, as I could
ot speak aloudI. In my extremity a
riend ad vised rme to use C'hamberlai n's
oughm Reedy. I took two doses that
~ftrnoon and could not believe my
'enses when I found the next morning
he intrianmmat ion had largely subsided.
took several (doses that day, kept
-ght on talking th rough the campaign,
md I thank this med(icine that I won
ny seat in the Council." This remedy
Sfor sale by Obear Drug Co.
It's a poor religion~ thit will
2t stand the trip from the
hurch to the street.
Ifit is a bilious attack take Chamn
erlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
Lnd a quick eure is certain. For sale
y Obar Drug Co.
Country Editors' Troubles.
William L. Alden enjoys tell
ing stories of the troublous
experience of a friend who was
running a weekly papEr in the
West. One day there entered
the office of Mr. Alden's friend a
man of the type common to every
town-the individual who has
suggestions to offer to the end
that the periodical may be made
a success. This man launched
into a complaint that the editor
had failed to print certain articles
he had submitted to him. "What
have you done with them?" he
i inquired, querulously.
"My friend," replied the editor,,
,'I must thank you for those bits;
they have served to good pur
pose. The fact is, I am holding
them. Now and then I get to
thinking I am not providing the
public with as good a paper as I
ought to. At such times I look
up your articles, which enable ,
me to perceive how much worse
the sheet might be. Then I
bacome real cheerful again.
i Please don't take them from me,"
he added, appealingly.
Letter to W. D. Tennant & Co.
Wunsboro, S. C.
Dear Sirs: Porterhouse, so much;
neck, so much; all the way be
Just so with paint. Devoe
lead-and-zinc is the porterhouse.
Nobody wants the neck; the be
f tween, some'say, is good enough
t :for them.
But Devoe costs less, not more,
. than between. Lead-and-oil is
between: it is the oil-fashion
paint. But zinc has come in.
t Zinc toughens white lead. De
voe lead-and-zinc is the paint
that wears twice as long as lead
Mr. John N. Deitel, Fair Hav
en, N. Y., writes:
"Mr. Charles Hollenbeck, of this
place, painted his house three years ago
with Devoe lead-and-zine; his father
- painted at the same ti ne with lead-and
r oil. To-day the son's house looks as
r well as the day it was painted, while
the father's house has all chalked off
and needs painting very badly. The
father says he will paint with Devoe
1 54 F-W DETOE & CO
John H. McMaster & Co. sell
1 A Home-Raised Dinner.
.It may be successfully contend
ed that in no State in the Union
Scan a farm be made more self
Ssustaining than in South Carolina.
This is shown to be true by the
fact that at a dinner a few weeks
ago at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
SFrancis P. B. Pegues, in North
Sern Marlboro, notice was taken
by a guest that nothing but salt
Shad been bought, all else having
been raised on their own farm.
The dinner consisted of tomato
soup, turkey, chicken, beef, ham,
chicken salad, rice, beans, Irish
and sweet potatoes, peas, corn,
pickles, vinegar (home-made.)
celery, molasses, preserves, toma
toes, tea, nuts, fruit, nut cake,
pig foot jelly, 'bread and biscuits.
The tea and sugar were both
home made and in fact all the
above-with the exception of salt
-was home made.-Rock Hill
Dangers of Pneumonia.
A. cold at this time if neglected is
liable to cause pneumonia which is so
often fata'. and even whea the patient
has recovered the lungs are weakened,
making them peculiarly susceptible to
the devlopment of consumption. Fo
ley's Honey and Tar will stop the
cough, heal and strengthen the lungs
and prevent pneumonia. La grippe,
coughs yield qmcktly to the wonderful
curative qualities of Foley's Honey
and Tar. There is nothing else "just
as good." Sold by Mc Master Co.
It disgusts a baldiheaded man
beyond expression to see the way
some people part their hair down
lHeKept up in the Race.
James S. Barron, President
I lnchester Cotton Mills, Rock
I ill, S. C., writes:
In 1883 I painted my residence
'wth L. & M. It looks better
-han a great miany houses painted
three years ago."
Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for
linseed oil, which you do in
Buy oil .frezih from the barrel
at 60 cents per gallon, and rmix it
with Longman & Martinez L. &
I makes paint cost about $1.20
Wears and covers like gold.
Every church given a liberal
quantity when bought from Mc
Master Co,, Winnsboro; C. P.
Wray & Co., Ridgeway; Kennedy
Mer. and Banking Co.,Blackstock.
It's awful nice the way a girl's
lips can get in the way of her
hands when you are trying to kiss
Raw or inflamed Lungs
yield rapidly to the wonderful .urative
and healing qualities of Foley's Honey
and Tar. It prevents pneumonia and
consumption from a hard cold settled
en the lungs, "My daughter had a
terrible cough which settled on he'r
lungs," says N. Jackson, of Danville,
Ill. "We tried a great many remedies
without relief, until we gave her Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, which cured her.
Sold by McMaster Co.
If a Cow gave!
mankind would have to
invent milk. Milk is Na-,
put In shape for diges
tion. Cod liver oil is ex
tremely nourishing, but
it has to be emulsified
before we can digest it.
combines the best oil
with the valuable hypo
phosphites so that it is
easy to digest and does
far more good than the
oil alone could. That
makes Scott's Emulsion
the most strengthening,
nourishing food - medi
cine in the world.
Send for free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists
409-415 Pearl Street. New York
50c. and $1.00. All druggists
If men saved to keep ont of
debt the way they have to get
out, this would be a world of
btrikes Hidden 'Rocks.
When your ship of health
strikes the hidden rocks of Con
sumption, Pneumonia, etc., you
are lost, if yo. don't get help
from Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption. J. W. McKin
nonof Talladega Springs, Ala,
writes: "I had been very ill with
Pneumonia, under the care of
two doctors, but was getting no
better when I began to take Dr.
King's New Discovery. The first
dose gave relief, and one bottle
cured me." Sure cure for sore
throat, bronchitis, coughs and
colds. Guaranteed at McMaster
Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s and
John H. McMaster & Co.'s drug
stores; price 50c. and $1.00. Trial
No girl cares to have a man
admit that she is the only girl he
ever loved platonically.
Statistics show startling mor
tality, from appendicitis and peri
tonitis. To prevent and cure
these awful diseases, there is just
one reliable remedy, Dr. King's
New Life Pills. M. Flannery, of
14 Custom House Place, Chicago,
says: "They have no equal for
Constipation and Biliousness.|'
25c at McMaster Co.'s,0bear Drug
Co.'s and John H. McMaster &
When a woman's husband has
made money in the stock market
she keeps it as secret as if lihe
was a brass band.
A Severe Cold for Three rlonths.
The following letter from A. J. Nus
baum, of Batesville, Ind., :eils its own
story: "I suffered for three months
with a severe col.d. A druggist pre
pared me some medicine, andl~ a physi
cian prescribed for me, yet I (lid not
improve. I then tried Foley's Hon~ey
and Tar, and eight doses cured me."
Refuse substitutes. Sold by McMaster
An early spring is a sign that
there will be a big crop for the
Pneumonia Follows a Cold
ot never follows the use of Foley's
Honey and Tar. It stops the cough,
heals and strengthens the lungs andl
affords perfect security from an attack.
of pnfeumnonia. Refuse substitutes.
Sold byMcMaster Co.
A man must open his eyes in
order to see even as bright an
object as the sun.
For Tnfants and Children.
The Kind You Have Alway Bought
It's easier for a woman to love
a man- than it is for her to agree
with another woman.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years.
The old, original GROVEtS Tasteless
CThill Tonic. You know what you are
taking. It is iron and f1iiie in a
tasteless form. No cure, no pay. 50c.
Aspiration asserts itself by
Nobody ever has to put on
lasses to see tha~ faults of his
stimulate teTORPiD LIVER,
. strengthen the digestive organs,
regulate the bowels, and are un
equaled as an
In malarial districts thL'r virues5 arc
widely recognized, as they possess~
peculiar properties in freeinig t he
system from that poison. Elegarto
Tak No Sobtitute.nmm--.
Letters of Administration
State of South Carolina, I
County of Fairfield.
11Y D. A. lifroom, E-;1., Probate Judge:
Whereas, 0. B. Goza hath made
suit to ic to grant him letters of ad
ministration of the estate and effects
of Johi (Gtoza, de-eased:
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
muonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said John
Goza. deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Fairfield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 21st
day of April next, after publica
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show c.ause, if any they have,
why the said administration should -
not be granted.
(;iven under my hand, this 11th day
of April, A. ). 1905.
). A. BROOM,
-1 Judge of Probate.
WANT TO BUY A
Come in and let us show you our
line of goods suitable for the ooasion.
Berry Bowls, handsome designs,
$10.00 to $50.00. Bonbon and Olive
Dishes, $3.50 to $10.00. Carving Sets,
$4.50 to $10.00. Sterling Silver Spoons,
Forks, Ladles in variety at attractive'
fandsone Berry Bowls, $5.50, $6.50
to $15.00. Bonbon and Olive Dishes,
$2.25 to $4.00. Decanters, $8.50 to
$16.00. Sugar and Cream, $6.00 to $9.00.
Beautifully decorated, im p or t e d
Salad Bowls, $3.00 to $5.50. Cracker
Jars, $2.75 to $4.50. Chocolate Pots,
$3.00 to $5.50. Cake Plates, 72c. to
A Good Clock is Always
We have a nice assortment of Clocks.
Small silver and gold artistic designs,
$2.00 to $5.00. Eight-day Mantle
Clocks, striking hours and half hours,
$5.00 to $10.00. Handsome gold Clocks,
$10.50 to $25.00. Candelebra in gold to
match gold clocks, $5.50 to $10.50.
If you can't come write for our Illus
trat Catalogue of staple goods, viz.,
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, Cut
P. H. LAWCHICOTTE & CO.
424 r1ain Street,
Columbia, S. C.
Behr Bros. Lester
and Smith & Barnes.
We have enough kinds of Pianos
here to meet your wishes and de
sires-exactly the kind of pianc
you ought to have, at precisely the
price you wish to pay, and on
almost any terms you ask.g
Opp. Y. M. C. A.
Columbia. S. C.
PIANOS and ORGANS.
Notice is hereby given that S. S.
Coleman, Executor of the last Will
and Testament of the estate of Mrs.
Mary A. Faucette, deceased, has this
day made application unto me for a
linal discharge as such Executor, and
that the 11th day of May, A. D. 1905,
at 10 o'clock A. M., at my office, has
been appointed for the hearing of said
peCtitioni. D. A. BROOM,
Judge of Probate Fairfield Co., S. C.
April 31, 1905. 4-124t
Notice is hereby given that a meet- E
ing~ of the Towvn Council will be held
on Monday, the 24bh inst., at 5 o'clock
Written applications for the office of
Clerk of Council and also for positions
on the police force will be received up
to 12 o'clock M. of that day, the elec
tion to take place at said meeting.
By order of the Mayor: g
4-2JNO. J. NEIL,
4-is Clerk of Council.
WILL BE CONTINUED IN
blhe future thie same as in the past -
in the old establishment in all its
:epartments with a full stock of
Caskets, Burial Oases and Coffins
:onstantly on hand, and use of wi
tiearse when requested. j|fi
Thankful for past patroruage in
md solicitous-' for a share in the ni
future, in the old stand. T
Calls attended to at all hours. at
THE ELLI0TT SIN M. at
J1. 11. ELLIOTT & co.
has stood the test 25 years.
bottles. Does this record of
argest Horse and Mule de;
A large supply
JNO. W. COND
We are glad to announce thi
than ever before for doing all
and that we shall be glad to b
may have. When needing an;
or phone us in regard to same
All busiaess entrusted to u
R. T. Mattt
[IGH GRADE UT FLOWERS
GROWN BY US.
arnations............75c. to $1.00 per dozen
oses (fine greenhouse)....
$2.00 to $3.50 per dozen
50c. to 75c. per dozen
arcissus, Paper White....75c. per dozen
Ay of Valley....$1.00 to $1.50 per dozen
3oxes of Pretty Mixed Flowers
41.00 to S5.00:
~askets of Pretty Mixed Flowers ...
51.50 to $10.00~
Only the finest up-to-date varieties
UR CUSTOMERS GET THlE BEST
Lrtstie Bouquets for all purposes..
$1.00 to $10.00
YLISH HOME AND CHURCH
We make a specialty of
Fine Wedding Work.
Wreaths, Crosses, Anchors, &c.,
In ordering Bouquets or Designs
ive us an idea of what you want and
rice, and we will please you. Cut
lowers, Plants, Bulbs and Seed
RITE for PRICE LIST of SEE~DS
[RO8E HILL GREEHOSES
17 Main Street, COLUMBIA, S. C.
Murray's Buchu, Gin and Juni
per is prescribed and endorsed by
eminent physicians. It cures
when all else fails. Prevents Kid
ney Disease, Dropsy, Bright's
Disease, etc. At all drug stores.
$1.00 a Bottle,
Or Direct from
THE MURRAY DRUG CO,,
Columbia, S. C.
~usiness Education Pays
e off'er best terms. Satisfaction
Laranteed. Course of study the most.
'actical. No Business College offers
tter advantages. Our graduates a'-e:
demand. Hundreds are in positions;
Scan assist you. Write for informa-]
OFEAT'S SOUTH CAROLINA
9-7tf Columbia, S. C.
A Big Gin Bargain.
Intending to enlarge ourc plant
Soffer for sale a two-gin lint
ie and condenser. and a thirty
ch suction fan in perfect run
is is an opportunity to make
improvement in your ginnery
a cos greatly below the ex
nse of buying at first hand. j
The Ridgeway Ginnery Co. t
Average Annual Sales OVe
merit appeal toyou? N<
ilers in South Carolina.
now on hand.
'HE BEST MADE.
WRITE US FOR PRICES.
- - COLLJMBIA, S. C.
tt we are now better prepared
e favored with any work you
ything repaired bring it to us
s will be promptly attended
tews & Son.
Now is the time to take a
spring tonic. By far the best
thing to take is Murray's Iron
Mixture. It makes pure blood
and gets rid of that tired feeling.
At all druggists.
50c a Bottle.
Or Direct from
THlE MURRAY DRUG Co.,
Columbia, S. C.
The Blue Ribbon Stallion.
A beautiful five-year-old com
bination stallion will make this
season at Cedar Tree Plantation,
two miles above Ridgeway. Fee
10.00 for the season. Mares
sent from a distance kept at 50
cents per day.
A. M. Owens, Winnsboro, S. C.,
is hereby authorized to collect
fees due for service by Comet for
the past season.
3-29-3m Ridgeway, S. C.
THE HECE LOG BEAU
HiEACOCK-KING FEED WORKS
ENGflsEs AXD BOILEES. WoOOoEING
MAcarsEar, Co-Tros GrisNro. Barcx
MAEING AND S KING LE AND1 IAhTE
MAcHIN~ERY, CORN~ MILLs. E-c.. ETO.
GIBBES MfACHINERY Co..
Columbia, S. C.
THE GIBSES SHINGL.E MACHINE
will look as good as new if you
will have it cleaned and pressed.
am prepared to do the work for
ou at the most reasonable prices
Lnd I guarantee satisfaction. By
1aving your suit cleaned and
ressed it will look ever so -much
etter all the while and will last
o much longer. If you have not
>een in the habit of having your
uit kept in good order, begin it
iow and see how much satisfact
on there will be in the improved
ooks of the suit and in its longer
year. Give me a trial.
tf. W. Bose Durham.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
ake LAXATIVE BROMO QUI
CNE Tablets. All druggists refund
be money if it fails to cure.
E. WV. Grove's signature is on each
r One and aHalf Million
> Cure, No Pay. 50c.
ek aoot. Lver Pls.