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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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HOGS AS SNAKE-KILLERS
They Redeem a Valuable Farm
That Had Been Abandoned.
PORTSMOUTH, 0., Dec. 12.-John
T. Miller, a prominent merchant
of this cit}', is the owner of a val
uable farm iii the Nile Township.
The farmhouse is on the north side
of the pike at the northern end of
the farm, immediately under a
large hill which contains one of
the finest stone quarries in this re
gion. However, the quarry is un
worked, and the house lor a long
time remained tenantless owing to
the inroads and unwelcome famil
iarity of the snakes that inhabited
the crevices and holes in the hill
There were all sizes and condi
tions of snakes. Mr. Miller em
ployed every method possible to
rid his place of the reptiles. Hunt
ing parties were organized. Men
with their legs clad in stout leath
er boots reaching to tho hips in
vaded the infested grounds, armed
with heavy clubs, and fought the
snakes to no avail. One affair of
the kind resulted in the killing of
260 snakes in one afternoon, but
the crop did not appear to be di
minished to any perceptible de
Last spring Mr. Miller, upon ad
vise of an old settler, concluded
to try a new plan. A new house
was built south of the public road
on territory iii which snakes were
seldom seen, for the benefit of a
new tenant. Around the infested
territory a large btockade of tight
boards was built and a drove of
forty hogs were turned loose there
in. No attention was paid to the
hogs during the summer. Several
brooks and springs in the hills
furnished the necessary water,
while the woods helped to supply
A few days ugo Mr. Miller con
cluded to see what was the result
of his experiment, and in company
with a number of friends he en
tered the immense corral. The
herd of hogs was found to have
greatly increased, and every indi
vidual presented as fat and sleek
an appearance as if fed on corn.
Diligent search failed to ahow a
siugie snake. The holes and caves
that they frequented have been ex
ploded, but not a trace of a snake
has been found. Workmen have
been set at work iu the quarry,
and stone is being got out without
any interference from a beligerent
rattler or copperhead. Apparently
every 6nake has either emigrated
or been killed by the hogs.
The old settlers claim that there
will be no more trouble from the
snakes in that vicinity. The pro
prietor intends to wait another
year before he will be satisfied
that the experiment was a succ ss.
Wans't Afraid of Lions.
ir Pans is a famous lion tamer,
know as "Leo, King of the Lions."
He is a ?*ood sort of a chap, but he
gets drunk, not regularly, but
now and again. In fact, he is
something like a Swiss chamois,
and skips from jag to jag. When
he goes home after taking too
much drink his wife castigates
him, making useing an umbrella,
a chair or anything that comes
A few woeks ago Leo received a
wild lioness with cubs and a wild
lion from Africa. His first perfor
mance dangerous as it was, was so
successful that he celebrated it by
getting drunk. He didn't dare go
home. He knew Mr-. Leo too well
So he crept into the cage, pillowed
his head on the wild lioness,
threw one arm around the wild
lion and fell asleep. In the
morning he was awakened by a
horrible blow in the ribs. He
started up and saw his wife jabbing
at him through the bars with an
umbrella. "You coward," sbe
The Dissatisfied Boy.
The boy who thinks he could
do great things "if he only had a
chance," is the boy who seldom
makes a success of anything. He
is always waiting for "good luck"
to bring him into prominence. He
isn't valuable to a practical
employer who wants ft boy that
can do ordinary things,
The boy who sullenly thinks
that his position, whereever it
may be is not "as good he us deser
ve?," preparing the way for dis
appointment in after years.. The
worj.(J nevr puts a valuation on a
man or a boy,ae iL does upon a
horse or a steam engine j they
have a marget value the minute
they are grown-based on the;
capacity to do good work. Bnt
boy has no value until he earn
one himself. The world neve
applauds a mau for what he say
he can do, but for something h
has actually done. When he ha
shown that he possesses qualit,
and capability, then the worL
stamps his value upon him, a
the mint stamps the gold.
The qualities that are valuabl
are intelligence, accuracy, an<
honor. A boy iru6t show that hi
has fair mental capacily, that hi
has formed the habit of correct
ness, and that he is trustworthy
The boy who allows himself ti
feel that he is working solely fo
the wages he receives will neve
get beyond the grade of wagi
parnel. He should try to lean
something each day, because it ii
what he learns, not what he earns
that makes him valuable. Bj
knowing more he is able to earl
more. . .
If a boy will realize that dis
satisfactioa with conditions ii
an injury to himself, but that s
lauadble ambition to advance ii
a meat, he will prosper. Anc
advancement can come onlj
through doing well what is each
moment to be done, Such boyf
are always observed and kept ii:
mind by men who need boy's
services.-Morgan Bates in South
Stable Manure as a Top Dressing,
Top dressing is a method ol
manuring which is much practiced
throughout the North. It hae
many advantages over the old
plan of plowing under tho manure.
It is desirable to give as much
manure as possible to the fall
gain ; but most farmers who have
their cottton to look after, have
not the time to haul and spread
the manure. By the method of
top dressing, the manure can be
spread at a time when work is not
so pressing. The grain is much
benefitted by the manure, as it
protects the robts of the youug
plants. Coarse manure is the best
for the purpose, as it gives the
most protection and shelters the
young plauts from the cold, dry
winds of winter, which do more
injury to fall grain than docs
freezing weather. It is better to
have this work done as soon as
possible, but it is better late than
not at all.
Top-dressing has long been
practiced by successful farmers,
who are trying to keep abreast of
the times, but there are
many farmers, especial lj
in the South, who seem to be
afraid to give up their old way
Df farming and begin on a new
and better plan, simply because it
ivas not practiced by their fore
The rains of winter soon work
the manure into the gound, and if
it is plowed under, it is soon
beyond the reach of the young
plants' roots; but it ?R spread on
top of the ground, it is in reach of
the smallest plants.
Crazed by a Fair Statue.
Alliance (O.) Dispatch.
Frank Miller, a resident of Knox
township, visited the World's Fair
last pummer, and while passing
through the Liberal Arts building
caught sight of the statue of the
crucifixion of Christ. From that
time he seemed to lose control of
his mind. All his time at the fair
was 6pent in front of the statue.
It was by the most strenuous efforts
that be was induced to return
home. Since Iiis a rival horne be
has grown steadily worse, until to
day his mind is a total wreck and
he is a dangerous lunatic. On
election day he preached religion
in a wjld and excited manner, and
his theme day and night is Christ's
crucifixion. He has been taken to
the asylum. Miller was a pros
perous farmer at one time and was
Origin of "Pants.'*
The words pantaloons, breeches
and trousers are now used in
terchangeably, but originally the
significations were quite different.
Pantaloons were at first nothing
but long stockings worn in Italy
as a sort religious habit by the
devotees of St. Pantalon. Breech
es originally reached from the
waist half way to the knee, and,
finally to the knee, where they
fastened with a buckle. Trousers
are the present stlyle of leg gear,
a combination of the former two.
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NEW DISPENSARY LAW.
Some of the Stringent Provisons
incorporated in lt.
The new Dispensary law intro
duced in the Senate by Senator
John Gary Evans, is entitled: A?
bill to declare the law in reference
to and regulate the use, sale, con
sumption, transportation and dis
position of alcoholic liquors of
liquor within the State of South
Carolina and to police the same.
It is quite different from the old
law and its provisions are very
strict. Railroads are prohibited
from hauling liquor to individuals
and the latter are punishable for
receiving any such liquor,even for
Dispensers can sell beer in
glasses or other quantities and
wine growers can sell their product
through the Dispensary paying a
The bill is considered bomb
proof under its present shape. It
is a lengthy bill, but among the
chief provisions of the bill are
the following :
That the manufacture, sale,
barter or exchange, receipt, ac
ceptance, delivery, storing and
keeping in possession of malt,
larger or rice beer), or other liquor
or other compound or roixiure
theraof, by whatever name called
or known, which contains alcohol
and is used as a beverage by any
person, the transportation, re
moval, the taking from the depot
or other place of consignment, or
the payment of freight thereon
punishable by thirty days' im
prisonment or $100 fine, and liquor
The salary of the State Com
missioner was fixed at $3,000;
Railoads are prohibited from
hauling liquors and liquor is
seizable by constables without
Dispensaries can only be opened
during the day time.
The bond of the dispenser is
fixed at $2,000 and he is liable ifor
damages to the wife, etc., to any
mau to whom liquor is illegally
There may be one or more dis
pensaries in each county, but a
majority of len free holders in any
township can prevent the establish
ment of a dispensary. In places
where liquor Belling was prohibited
previous to July 1,1S93, one fourth
of the voters can call an election,
which a majority vote decides.
Dry counties must pay for con
stables to enfoce the Kw.
In wet counties citizens can
have liquor from Dispensaries
chipped to them.
Any person ean make wine for
his own use, and sell same through
Dispensaries by paying a com
mission of 10 per cent.
Payment of United State tax or
any place indicating that liquors
are for sale is evidence that the
law is being violated, for which a
penalty of $100 OJ thirty days'
imprisonment is provided.
Druggists can purchase through
Dispensaries by paying a com
mission of 10 per cent; wholesale
at cost to manufacturing drug
- Hotels where tourists stop are
exempted from the "nuisance" pro
All penalties are reduced to trial
justice jurisdiction and warrants
are issuable upon oath of any
pe so i \\ -io swears ibat upon in
. rn; .OD and belief liquor is
sold in violation of the law. If
liquoi is found it must be con
Distillers must report quaterly
to State Dispenser as to their pro
duct and its disposition.
Constables can search depots
without warrant, and a penalty is
prescribed for receiving from any
railroad or for its delivery by a
common carrier. No person can
bring liquor into the State under
penalty of $100 or thirty days' im
prisonment even for his own use.
An)' person who resists any con
stable or officer or attempts to
seize liquor illegally sold is made
guilty of a misdemeanor.
A provision is made to allow
Dispensaries to sell beer by the
glass or any quantity.
A Child's Kindness.
ITOIII R;ite Fjejd'? Washington,
The Secretary of the Interior and
Mre. Hoke Smith have the them
for the winter the latter's mother
Mrs Cobb, an old lady of 75 years.
When she arrived recently, greatly
fatigued after the long journey
from the South, the Secretary and
his wife-were talking the matter
over at;:the breakfast table, at
which, on account of her weariness
Mrs. CoM) had not appeared.
"I am" afraid mother will not
have a pleasent time this winter,"
remarkedlMrs. Smith, not think
ing of . her little five-year-old
daughter^ who sat listening and
revolvirigan her small brain plans
for her grandmother's entertaiu
mert. Not a word did she say, bat
taking upfjjher books hurried off
to schooLvAt luncher n she return
ed radian! vi*h the announcement
that she liad invited her class to
come to she house aud help enter
tain her grandmother. Mrs Smith,
drawing tjie child to her, question
ed her as to the manner in which
the thoughtful li'tie maid had
planned for her friends to accomp
lish this object. Then it trans
pired thatjthe child, witn a fore
thought beyond her years, had
arranged |or her little companions
to sing a song "Grandma Sitting
in the Olef Arm-Chair."
The Secretary's wife warmly
seconded ;the child's invitations
and insisted upon her bringing her
playmates* to luucheon, after
which th*'programme of songs and
recitation^ was faithfully carried
out, to thejgenuine enjoyment of
Hamilton's Fight With a Wild
SAN BERNDINO. Dec. 12.-As J.
W. Hamilton, of East Highlands,
went out tb close the door of his
chicken house about dusk the
other night he saw a wildcat near
the chicken house. He started
back to the house for his [un,
when the cat gave chase and caught
him '>y the leg just as be reached
the house, inflicting au ugly
By persistent efforts and vigorous
kicking he managed to free him
self from the ferocious animal
which then ran at Hamilton's,
little son, tabout five years old,
who was standing near, but his
father headed it off before it
reached tfeboy,. Seeing a Maltese
kitten in the kitchen the wildcat
sprang at it, and, crushing it to
death between its strong jaws,
began to devour it on the spot.
Hamilton closed the door, en
trapping the wildcat iii the kitchen
and then secured hie gun and shot
the beast. The animal was evidently
in a famished condition or it
would not have made the bold
Aged Couple Living in a Hogs,
PROVIDENCE, R. L., Dec. 9.
James Reardon and his wife
Mary an^ old couple recently
evicted from their home, have
been found making a large hogs
head their place of habitation.
They have been sleeping in the
cask since early October, and
some planking over the head pro
tected them from the recent wintry
weather. There was some straw in
the bottom of the cask, but no
The Reardons long since turned
the three-score point. Back of the
hogshead dwelling were a few
tinpans and some melted tomato
cane, which wem used in the open
air for cooking. The food they used
they picked up near the garbage
reducing works or obtained by
One of the most pathetic in
stances of the yearning of the hu
man being for the divine is that
related by Bishop Whipple, of
.'Some years ago," he said, "an
Indian stood at my door and as I
opened it he knelt at my feet. Of
course I bade him uot to kneel.
wtMy father, I knelt only be
cause my heart is warm to a man
who pitied the red man. I am a
wild man. My home is five hun
dred miles from here. I knew that
all th^ Indians east of the Missis
sippi had perished ; and I never
looked into the faces of my chil
dren that my heart was not sad.
My father had told me of the
Great Spirit and I have often gone
out into the woods and tried to
talk with Him.'
"Then he said, so sadly, as he
looked into my face :
" 'You don't know what I mean.
You never stood io the dark and
reached out your hand and could
not take hold of anything. And I
h^ardoneday that you had brought
to the red man a wonderful story
of the Son of the Great Spirit,'
"That man sat as a child, and
he heard anew the story of the
love of Jesus. And when we met
again he said, as he laid his hand
on his heart :
" *lt is not dark ; it laughs all
tho while.' "
MIRACLE OR ACCiDENT.
A Manifestation Wliicli is Puz
zling the Town of Piedmont.
From the town of Piedmont, in
this county, there comes a story
which is well verified, and which
is one ot the most remarkable in
the history of this part of the
About the first of September a
Miss Timmerman, member of the
family well known in the town,
died there. She was about 18
years old. Her mother, who is a
widow about 40 years old, and who
is a very religious woman, was de
votedly attached to her and since
her death has prayed fervently and
constantly for some sign from the
Almighty that her daughter is safe
About a week ago while Mrs.
Timmerman was clearing away the
breakfast table in her house she
found in one of the saucers in
which a cup of coffee had been
setting a perfect picture of the
face of Christ as given in the pop
ular pictures. It was formed by
the coffee grounds, and is described
by those who have seen it as a won
derful portrait to be executed in
such material. Hair, beard, and
eye? and features are said to be
Mrs. Timmerman accented the
picture as the sign sent iii answer
to her prayers. Hundreds of peo
ple have gone to see the phenome
non and have shared her belief.
The saucer with the face on it bas
been put in charge of Mr. Rowell,
who has charge of the library at
Piedmont and who is a man of un
usual intelUgejice and culture. He
declines tb express an^opinion re
garding the picture, of its signifi
cance, but is giving the matter
much attention. He has had the
saucer photographed just as it is
but the photographer has been un
able to keep any of the pictures,
having sold them out as fast as he
could make them.
.Mrs. Timmerman is an indus
trious and pions woman and has
no motive for manufacturing a
hoax, even if she would trifle with
a matter ??o solemn, and on which
she feels so deeply. Certainly she
has not the skill to make a picture
such as is described, and if there
any body else at Piedmont, who
could do it coffee grounds would
be the last material chosen to work
with, and certainly it would be im
possible to do such a thing in Mrs.
Tiramerman's house without her
Taken altogether, the incident
is an astonishing and mysterious
one, and the people of Piedmont
who scout the idea of a miracle are
at sea for an explanation.
Governor Mitchell to Governor
Governor Mitchell, of Florida,
has placed himself alongside
Governor Stone, of Missouri, in
endorsing Governor Tillman's cen
sure of Federal interference
with thc collection of State taxes
against insolvent corporations in
the hands a of receiver appointed
by the Courts. In his latter
Governor Tillman ^Governor
Mitchell says :
"Florida has also been put to
much expense in collecting taxes
upon property in the hands of re
ceivers appointed by the United
States Courts. This question in
my opinion should be placed be
yond the control of the courte.
The property of a corporation or
any individual in the hand of a
United States Court receiver
should by an act of Congress, be
made subject to State taxation in
language so clear that no judge can
after the passage of such act, pre
vent the collection of State taxes
upon propel ty in the hands
of a United States Court receiver
and I shall write to the delegation
in: Congress from this Stat? and
u~ge them to assist in placing it
beyond the power of any United
States judge to interfere in the
collection of State taxes upon
property in the hands of receivers.
"I have recently heard of a
judge of the United States District
Court going North in the private
car of one of his receivers, and
have no douU this is the case in
"This lording it over the peo
ple by judges holding office for life
aud amenable to no law, should
Experienced engineers say that
reversing the lever when a train is
at full speed, wheu an accident is
impending, only makes the train
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL
Some little lions have a very big
The man who never thinks, is
drifting towards destruction.
To-morrow is the fool's seed
time. To-day is the time to do.
Lot's wife was what might be
called a well preserved woman.
Christ did not have much to do
about death. His theme was life.
The biggest word in beaven is
Father, and brother the biggest,
word on earth.
Every day of our lives God is
asking in some way or other, what
will we do with Christ.
You will never fall into the
devil's mire as long as you pave
your way with Bible promises.
The biggest bridge in the uni
verse is the bridge which love di
vine builds over the gulf of sin.
The man who does not believe
in a hell for himself, is doing his
best to make one for some body
What if appearances do threaten
and things turn dark. Faith in
God will always give us plenty of
Faithfulness is something that
God has promir <I never to overlook
Lazarus did more for the Lord
without saying a word, than Martha
did with all her bustle. He c?usd
the Jews lo believe in him.
If Christianity is anything it is
something positive. There is a
Christian life. There are Christian
duties, Christian principles, posi
tive, clear, defined, distinctive,
and separate in their character
To be a Christian is not to be a
worldling. We are in the world,
but not of it. Christianity leaves
no room for heterdoxy, " either in
creed or practice. Ye cannot serve
God and Mammon.
Parable of the Delinquent Sub
1. And a certain man who was
without guile, patient, long suffer
ing, and full of meekness, went
clown in a far country to start a
2. And divers publicans and sin
ners, beholding him, said one tc
3. Behold now a man without
guile j a greenhorn from way back,
and a sucker from the borders of
4. Of a surety now we have a
soft snap, and we will make the
Gentile exceedingly weary.
5. Wherefore the) went up into
the sanctum of the man without
guile, even the newspaper man
and said unto him :
6. Lo! Now we will take thy
paper and we will pay thee thus :
In wood of oak, of hickory, and
of cotton wood, in butter, chickens,
and hen fruit.
7. And the editor said: It is
well, and he went apart and cover
ed his face with his mantle and
wept for joy.
8. And he lifted his voice and
said : Oh Lord, I thank thee that
thou hast lea me beside theso so
still waters and caused me to lie
down in these green pastures.
9. And it came to pass, that the
weather waxed cold, and the editor
would fain have warmed himself
by a fire of the wood of oak or
hickory or cotton wood. Also he
fain would have taken of the hen
fruit and thc butter.
10. But when he said to the pubr
Heans and sinners: Do now as ye
promised, behold they laughed
him to scorn and said unto him :
Rats! Come off! and give us a
rest ! Behold now thou makest us
11. And the editor's spirit waxed
exceedingly faint, and he died,
and was taken up into Abraham's
12. And iu the fullness of time
the publicans and sinners died also
and it was not so that they did go
to Abraham's bosom-not by an
exceedingly long shot.
13. But fiendp from the nether
most pit environed them and haul
ed them to a place of torment.
14. And when they cried out be
cause the thermometer was passing
high then would the fiends mock
them saying: Rats! Come off!
and give us a rest ! Behold now
thou makest us exceedingly tired.
15. Wherefore brethren let us
arise and fetch wood unto the
printer, lest we be even as the pub
licans and sinners. Behold the
winter cometh when no man can
The Columbia Journal tells a
I good story on Representative Josh
Ashely who made a violent speech
in opposition to a bill dealing
(with rabid dogs. The legislator
I said he had five rabbit dogs and
he would "be doggoned" if he
I would kill them, no matter what
law was passed.
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