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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
HISTORY OF THE ORG^
ZATIOX OF DE3IOCRAT
CLUBS ONE HUNBRED YEARS .
An Essay Read by Capt. L. Ch
ton Before the Edgefiel
Democratic Club Satur
day, May 26, 189*4.
At a meeting of the Edge)
Democratic Club on Saturday e^
ing, May 26th, Capt. L. Charl
having been appointed to write
essay on the recent letters
Chauncey F. Black, ex-Gover
of Pennsylvania and presiden
the association of nati mal de]
eratic clubs for the United Sta
to ex-Governor Hampton the vi
president for South Carolina, ?
also on Governor Hampton's pr
tarnation thereunder, addressed
club as follows :
Fellow Democrats: In order
understand and appreciate 1
necessity of democratic organi
tions in clubB, State and nation
^a^brief resume of the early histc
of parties might be instruct]
and interesting to my audience.
The revolutionary war for t
sovereignty and independence
the Thirteen Colonies had be
fought and won under the lead?
ship of Gen. Washington, coi
mander in chief of the army
the colonies, A constitutional co
veution had been called, and tl
present constitution framed ar
adopted for the government of tl
George Washington was electe
first President of the republic by
large vote, almost unanimous, ac
was inaugurated in New Yor]
April, 1789. Hf? called as h
counsellors and constitutional a?
visors in his cabinet the able?
" men developed in an era of revc
lution, being as fine a judge c
men as skilled in war. These grea
men were to mould the policy c
his administration at homo suv
with foreigu countries. Thos
selected ^ere Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of State, and Alexande
Hamilton, Secretary of the Treas
ury. The Secretary of State wa
the representative of liberal dem
ocracy, the sovereignty of the peo
pie, the sovereignty of States ii
all matters not delegated to thi
federal government and expresser,
in the constitution of the Uniter.
States, and held the doctrine o:
strict construction on all questions
The Secretary of the Treasury
was the representative of federal
power, over many policies and
prerogatives which the States had
not delegated to the federal union
in the constitution, holding to thc
dogma of latitudinarian construc
tion of the articles of the consti
tution, and favoring a strong
federal government and the cen
tralization of power at Washing
The federal policy and construc
tion of the constitution prevailed
in the first two administrations
under the lead and arguments of
Hamilton and others, which em
braced twelve years of rule. The
conflict in public opinion was
great, calling into print articles
from the ablest writers and speak
ers of that age, a hundred or more
years ago, forming a book, known
as "The Federalist," which is to
day a text book for statesmen as
at that time. In that period origi
nated the difference of political
opinion which formed the basis of
every political platform since in
To combat federal policies and
federal principles, Mr. Jefferson
organized demociatic clubs and
associations in si ates, and national
democratic clubs for tho inculca
tion a,nd dissemination of denrj,o
oratic principles, which aroused
great activity among those of the
democratic faith. In the year 1800
he was triumphantly elected Presi
dent, when an administration un
der democratic auspices was inau
gurated, and continued fpr eight
years under his administration
and others, bis successors, for
noarly sixty years with one or two
departures-J. Q. Adams, and the
whigs under Gen. Taylor-eight
years in all.
In 1860 the great democratic
party divided into factions, whi
resulted in the success of a fedf
alist and the civil war was the i
suit, a contest between State sc
eignty and federal centralizatic
The results are well known to a
The national organization
democratic clubs was very effecti
and did much good before the w
in propagating sound d? mocrat
doctrine. In 1S6S Mr. Tilden coi
menced the propagation of dem
eratic ideas, and the resuscitatk
and reorganization of democrat
national clubs. He was electe
President in 1876, but was swii
died out of his rights and tl
rights of his party by the federa
iste in power, the same party whic
had caused the civil war.
In 1888 a national orgpnizatio
of democratic clubs was accon
plished and ex-Gocernor Black, c
Pennsylvania, is now presiden
We endorse every maxim c
democratic faith as announced b
President Black as constitutin
articles in the national club COE
stitution. They are as follows:
To foster the formation of pei
mauent democratic clubs and so
cieties throughout the Uniter
States, and insure their active co
operation in disseminating Jeffei
son ian principles of government
To preserve the Constitution o
the United States, the autonom;
of the States, local self-goveiD
meut, and freedom of elections.
To resist revolutionary change
and the centralization cf power.
To oppose the imposition o
taxes beyond the necessities o
government economically admin
To promote economy in al
branches of the public si-rvice.
To oppose unnecessary comraer
?ial restrictions for the benefit o:
the few af the expense of the many
To oppose class legislation
which despoils labor and builds ur.
To maintain inviolate the fun
damental principles of democracy
-"Equality before the law.'1
To co-opera'e with thc r?gulai
organization of the democratic
party in support of democratic
men and democratic measures.
We endorse the Chicago- demo
cratic platform under which we
are requested to organize by Gov
srnor Hampton. The Edgefield
Democratic Club stands on the
ancient dogmas of Jeffersonian
democracy, and on the last plat
form of the party on which Mr.
Cleveland, after accepting and en
dorsing, was elected triumphantly,
the first grand triumph in the past
thirty years, controlling all de
partments of the government.
After thirty years of political
contest, resulting in a great vic
tory, democrats had a right to ex
pect democratic results. What
have we realized from our victory?
If ex-Governor Black and ex-Gov
3rnor Hampton expect us to en
dorse the financial policy of Mr.
Cleveland, we dissent. In the or
ganization of his cabinet he would
appoint no democrat who was op
posed to the free coinage of silver.
He appoiuted a republican, Gres
ham, a new convert if a democrat
at all, Secretary of State, when
there are thousands of true demo
crats who would fill the office with
dignity and honor to the country.
He exercised his great powers and
that of his cabinet to defeat free
coinage of silver an ancient and
constitutional right of the people
and a well established doctrine of
the democratic party. He vetoed
the Seigniorage silver coinage bill
denying to the people the smallest
fraction of their right under the
constitution and the platform of
our party. Ile has established the
gold standard, he has issued na
tional bonds under protest, he has
absolutely demonetised silver. For
these and other reasms, we do not
endorse his financial policy. In
two years he will go out of power
with the love and admiration of
but few of his party, and but little
power and influence in democratic
councils. The great democratic
party must fight her battle over
Mr. President, the battle for
democratic principles must be
fought again. A victory in the last
campaign, has been made a defeat
by administration policy. The re
pudiation of free coinage of silver;
the repeal of the tax on State
banks; the national banking
monopoly renting on national
bonds, bearing interest in gold in
the interest of bond holders ; the
financial polioy wholly in the in
terest of a class; all these
things must and will be changed,
and a new system adopted resting
upon justice, equity, and equality
to all the interests and all the peo?
pie of tb,e TJnion, The power of
capital must be decentralized au
a fiscal agency established in ead
State to facilitate commerce am
encourage a revival of industries
There are factions and conflict
of opinion in the national democ
racy, there is a lack of harmon;
and united action in Congres?
There is division in the democracy
of South Carolina. Conservatives
reformers, third partyitee or popu
lists, all are democrats and stunc
together in a national contest. An]
club formed in this State is eligi
ble to memberchip in the nationa
association of democratic clubs o;
which ex-Governor Black is presi
dent, because they are all demo
crats differing only on some ques
tions. Parties are necessary in aU
governments, monarchical, aristo
cratic or republican. One party it
a check on another, thus giving tire
people th<* best government.
The reformers supporting the
farmers movement in South Caro
lina are the bone and sinew of the
country. The supporters of
Tillman constitute the bulwark
and defence of the State. The
only enemy to good government in
the State is the republican or fed
eralist party, the party that has
brought calamity upon the people
whenever in power. This is the
party which is not eligible to mem
bership in the great democratic
family, and is not worthy to be as
sociated in the great uatioual as
sociation of democratic clubs or
ganized to promoie good govern
Everybody knows the story of
the Englishman who, dining with
a Manderin, desired to know what
moat he was eating. He pointed to
the dish and said, interrogatively,
"Quack-quack?" His host shook
his head and auswered, with the
politest of smiles. "Bow-wow."
And there yo? have the language
in its simplest elements.
As yet, however, it possesses no
syntax, no order, no formative
principles. Now push the thing
one stage further. Let us make a
verb, to eat. The simplest way of
doing this is to imitate the sound of
the teeth in grinding-especially
in grindind hard grain, like corn
or coarse roots and foodstuffs,
ny'm, ny'm, or nyum, nyura,
nyum, is as about as near as we
can get to it in ordinary letters.
(The Italian gu'm gn'm, or the
Spanish n'm, n'm, would repre
sent it more accurately.) Hence
nyum-nyum is a common symbol
for "to eat" with savagas.
Now ask with an interrogative
inflection of voice., "Nyum-nyum
quack-quack?"-and that means,
"Am I eating duck?" The answer
comes, with a 6hake of the head.
that means, "Oh, dear, no; it is
dog vou are eating." True, the
grammatical elements of first and
second person are here suppressed
but so they are in many primitive
languages, and so they are even in
the negro dialets of French and
English. Tenses and pei sons are
frequently lost. ''Him gwine town'
means "He is going to town," iu ne
gro English. "Him eat means he is
eating ''ete," eo on generally. "I
have eaten" becomes in Cr?ale
French, "Mol finn, mange" that is
to Ray, "J'ai fini n.anger."' "Rich
nigger, him mulatto; poor mulatto
him nigger," gives the simple,
grammar of negro English ; in
CroeleFrencb, where "ll" means
lui." it comes out in the paecisely
analogous from, "Neguo riche,
il mulatte; mulatto pauvre, li
negu?." That is grammar reduced
to its simplest elements.
Now. t^ carry tho process one
step further. You see the romains
of a due?, lying on the ground in
the neighborhood of your com
pound, and you wish to know what
has happened to it. You ask a
savage bystander, "Bow-wow
nyum-nyum quack-quack?" That
is to say, "Has a dog eaten my
duck" The ?avago shakes his
head, pats his own round stomach,
and answers, with gusto, "Nyum
nyum quack-quack." That means,
"I have eaten it,"
President Cleveland's Caucer.
lt has been rumored that he has
\t. If he would take a course of
Batanio Blood Balm, the best
blood purifier and building up
remedy in the world, he would
soon be well. It will not disap
point. Price $1.00 per large bottle
For sale by druggists. Use it/for
blood and skin diseases, rheuma
tism, catarrah etc.
Subscribe to the Edgefield Ab
THE BOLD IR. NEWBOLD
WANTED TO KILL MAYOfi
SLOAN WITH A PISTOL.
THE MAN A STATE DETECTITE
Thc Weapon Belongod to thc
State and Was Confis
cated from Another
The Colombia Stute, May .pst.
Just ia front of the city hall
yesterday afternoon W. H. New
bold, a white man, who claims to
haf: from Texas, made an attempt
to shoot Mayor Sloan, although he
was under arrest at the time. New
bold has been seen' about (ho State
capitol a good deal of late, and
since his arrest it has developed
that he is in the employ of the
State as a deteotive. He is badly
wanted by the Attorney General
to-day, it seems, as a witness in
cases in Florence, which cases are
supposed to be the cases of dispen
sary smashing arising out of the
recent Darlington trouble.
The story leading up to the final
confinement of Newbold yesterday
afternoon, is an interesting one in
It seems that Newbold has been
here several days, together with
another young man, who has just
been convicted in Florence of au
assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature, and who was
yesterday bound over lo the higher
court in til is county fora similar
offense. On Tuesday night, the
young man referred to raised quite
a racket in this eily and pulled out
a pistol. It was a weapon belong
ing to the State of South Carolina.
Yesterday morning when he was<
brought before the mayor and
fined, the concealed weapon was
confiscated and herein began the
Newbald wen Ho- Mayor- SicJpBg
residence during the afternoOiegraft
stating that he was a detective and
Dwned the wpapon and demanded
its return. The mayor told him if
he could produce proof that he was
a regularly appointed officer he
would turn the weapon over to him.
Newbold presented a note from
Attorney General Buchanan, who
asked the mayor to deliver the pis
tol to Newbold, as he was au offiocr
Df tho State. He told the mayor
that he would have to give up the
weapon, and he began to threaten,
so Mayor Sloan says. The mayor
told him he had struck the wrong
man to bulldoze. Mayor Sloan
says that Newbold then stepped
back outside the gate, threw back
bis coat, displaying a pistol and
told him that he was tired of talk
ing and that if he (the mayor)
would step out there they would
settle the whole thing. Mayor
Sloan was unarmed, and stepping
back in the house he sent a mes
senger to tell the chief of police
to meet him at Mr. Buchanan's
residence. The mayor put on his
coat and came up to see Mr. Buch
anan. He told the Attorney Gen
eral what hau transpired. Mr.
Buchanan did not uphold Newbold
and nsked the mayor what he in
tended to do. Mayor Sloan said
lie intended to lock Newbold up.
Mr. Buchanan wished to give bond
for his apj earance, stating that he
was obliged to have tho mari for a
witness iii Florence to-day. The
Mayor Sloan then came up street
and made out a warrant for the
arrest of the man. Officers were
sent to watch outgoing trains.
About G o'clock a message waa re
ceived from the Attorney General
that Newbold was at his office
ready lo submit to arrest. Sergeant
Hamilton was sent down for him.
Newbold came up street with him
quietly enough and the officer
made no attempt to disarm him.
The sergeant, meeting Officer
Kraft, stopped in front of the city
The Governor's private secretary.
Mr. Tompkins*, went to see the
mayor, but, Mayor Sloan refused
to allow anyone to stand the fel
low's bond ; he said that $40 in
cash would have tobe put up be
fore Newsbold could be released.
The mayor finally came down and
passed near by. One of tue officers
says that he remarked: "There
goes]the d-n scoundrel new. I
intend to kill him." At any rate
veryv_shortly afterwards, the mayor
being some distance away. New
bold suddenly whipped out a pis
tol, j Before he could make use of j
it, ii was wrenched out of his
hanoi; the "nippers" were placed
on b|m and the officers started to
the station house with bim amid
considerable excitement. It is 6aid
that:.Newbold has threatened to
kill Hboth the mayor and the chief
of police before he stops.
.It'was said at a lattor hour last
night that an effort Would be made
to h?ve him released on habeas
corpus by the Supreme Court be
fore.'the early train leaves for)
Florence this morning. Such is
the story as obtained, told plainly
and ?without color.
A?iittle More About Cowpeas.
Bj Director. R. J. Redding.
Inf-Press Bulletin No 7. publish
ed iii April, a typographical error
mad? me say. "It is decidedly
the most profitable disposition of
the crop to gather the ripe peas."
It should have been '*It is de
cidedly the most profitable to con
vertithe pea vines into hay ; and
tha&the next most profitable dis
posion of the crop is to gather
the iipe peas." The context, how
ever^'agrees with this correction,
andjl would hardly notice it but
for the fact that it was intended
to r?efer to the subject ?n this
bullftiu in order to still further
impfess the results to the experi
ments in Bulletin No 24. The con
clusions reached aa the resulr of?
thatfexperiment arc here repeated :
lXThat the best disposition of a
crorCof field peas is tb convert the
vine?, into hay.
2. rThe next best is to permit
the.ieas to ripen and gather them
3-^Mowing the vines and per
mit??jg them to lie on the surface
^rWlhWt??ng bunder the
vines in August.
2. Turning the vines under green
gave the poorest economic results.
(On request copies of Bulletin
No. 24. which contains the full
details of the experiment, will be
sent free, to any farmer.) As the
season is at hand for sowing cow
peas, especially after small grain,
I wish to press the subject still
farther. The following extracts
are from Farmer's Bulletin No. 16.
United States Department of Agri
.'It will thus be seen that by
green manuring with leguminous
crops it is possible to manure the
Boil with nitrogen from the air, a
free and ? ne xii au stable sourco,aud
thus avoid buying fertilizers con
taining much nitrogen. This great
ly lessens the expense for com
mercial fertilizers for nitrogeu is j
the most expensive element the
farmer has to buy. As stated.above
it costs from 15 to 20 cents al
poundjWhile potash and phosphoric
acid cost only 5 to 7 cents or evon
less. Although grains, grasses,
corn, cotton, root crops, tobacco,
etc, can not use the nitrogen of the
air, green manuring enables them
to benefit by it indirectly. * * * *
Experiments have shown that
cowpea8 respond readily to ap
plications of potash aud phosphates
and are able to derive [their nitro
gen very largely from thc air. In
as much as cowpeas are large
gatherers of nitrogon, and also
Becure considerable amounts of
potash and phosphoric acid
through their extensive root system
which reaches down to the subsoil,
they have a high fertilizing value.
How to get the greatest benefit
from the fertilizing constituents of
cowpeas is one of the problems on
which the experiment stations are
working. If the cowpeas are plow
ed under in the fall and the ground
left bar? until spring a large share
of the nitrogen will be leached
away. By sowing wheat or rye af
ter the cowpeas aro plowed under
part of this loss may bc avoided.
If the vines are cut and allowed to
lie on the ground during tho win
ter the nitrogen is rapidly lost. In
an experiment at the station in
Alabama it was found that vines
gathered in October had from 1.45
to 2.02 per cen1, of nitrogen, while
if left on the ground until January
they had only about 007 per cent,
i. e., thoy lost two thirds of their
most valuable fertilizing in
Experiments at the Louisana
station show that one acre of cow
peas, yielding 2,979,38 of organic
matter, turned under gave to the
soil 64.95 pounds of nitrogen, 20.39
jxmnds of phosphoric acid, and
110.56 pounds of potash, ol
which at least 8.34 pounds of
nitrogen, 4.43 pouuds'of phosphoric
acid, and 18.1 pounds of potash
were furnished by the roots.
Analysis made at the South Caro
lina station show that cowpea hay
contains 1.42 per cent, of potash,
0.39 per cent of phoshoric acid,
and 2.71 per cent of nitrogen. Cow
pea roots contained 1.19 per cent
cent, o? potash, 0.28 per cent of
potash 0.28 pe r cent of phosphoric
acid and 0.94 per cent, after, the
crop was harvested contained 083
per cent, of potash, 0.26 per cent of
phosphoric acid, and 1.35 per cent
pf nitrogen. Experiments elsewhere
showed that the vines from a given
area weighed six times as much as
the roots, aud were 8^ times as
valuable for manuire.
Cowpeas and melilotus have
given good results as green manure
on the canebrake lands of Ala
bama. ''Before the land was
sowed in melilotus and cowpeas it
was not considered worth cultiva
ting. This season (1890) it pro
duced as fine a crop as the best
lands of the station highly ferti
I wish to urge upon every farmer
to sow cowpeas in every cornfield,
and on all land that may be
available between this dale and
July 1, and which is to be planted
in corn, cotton or small grain. In
the North and in Englanlthe prac
tice is to sow wheat aijd other
small grain on a "clover sod," as
many express it ; that is, after a
crop of clover. In the south we ,
may just as well sow small grain
after a crop of cow peas. In this ,
case it is advisable to sow peas in i
corn at the last plowing, pasture ,
them off when ripe (or gather the
peas) turn under the stubble in
September and sow-the small grain. 1
stubble, and it i's not' desired - toi *
sow in wheat or oats again, but
rather to plant in cotton next sea- :
son, a good piactice is to convert
tho pea vines into hay,immediately
turn under the stubble and harrow '.
in two or four pecks of Georgia rye
per acre. The rye will at once
commence to feed on the decaying
pea vines and other plant food left
in the soil, and will hold it until
January or February when the rye
may be turned under in prepara
tion for corn or cotton.
DELEON, TEXAS, July 23,1891.
Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,
GENTS-I've used nearly four
bottles of P. P. P. I was afflicted
from the crown of my head to the
soles of my feet. Your P. P. P.
has cured difficulty of breathing
and smothering, palpitation of the
heart, and relieved me of all pain;
one nostrils was closed for ten
years, now I can breathe through
I have not slept on either side
for two years, in fact,dreaded to see
night come, now I sleep soundly
in any position all night.
I am 59 years old, but expect
soon to be able to take hold of the
plow handles :CI feel proud I was
lucky enough to get P. P. P., and
I heartily recommend it to my
friends and the public generally.
Tm-: STATE OF TEXAS, )
County of Comanche. ]
Before tho undersigned authority
on this day, personally appeared
A. M. Ramsey, who after being
duly sworth, says on oath that the
foregoing statement made by him
relative to thu virtue "of P. P.
medicine is true.
A. M. RAESEY.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this, August 4tb, 1891.
J. M. LAMBERT, N. P.,
Comanche Co., Texas.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 30.-A
State epocial from Benuettsville,
Marlborough county, says that a
section four miles north of that
town was visited by a cyclone at
5:30 o'clock this af'.ernoon. A
number of tenant houses were de
stroyed. P.L. Breedon's gin house
was blown down and his barn was
moved but thero was no less of
The popular belief that May is
an unlucky month for marriages
dates from Roman times.
In the seaport town of S
a retired ship captain, more re
nowned for nautical than literary
attainments, being called upon to
make a speech, prefaced his re
marks thus :
"Ladies and gentlemen, I have
been, as many of you are aware,
all over the world, and in many
An Irish gentlemen crossed the
road and thus accosted a friend :
"How are you-I thought it was
youself, but I see it is your
An Irish chiropodist announces
on his cards that he has had the
honor of removing corns from
several of the crowned heads of
On a Palm Sunday, in a church
not many miles from Dublin, the
clergyman made the following
<*'0n Thursday next, being Good
Friday, the Holy Sacrament will
Irish Professor in Chemistry
The substance you see in this vial
is the most deadly of all poisons.
A single drop placed on the tongue
of a cat is enough to kill the
A lady, invited to a very re
cherche musical party, had met
with an accident to her front teeth
which there was no time to repair.
She said :
"I will come, and as I shall not
dare to open my mouth, you must
tell your friends I am deaf and
dumb, but appreciate music."
A young lieutenant going out to
India with his regiment, writing
home about the country, says :
"The climate is magnificent, but
a lot of young fellows come out
here and drink and eat and eat
and drink, and die, and then write
home and say it was the climate
that did it."
A car driver in County Clara,
isked .by his fare "the name of
b '*' ' b ii ' d' - *
are pink," objscted the passenger.
"Oh, yes, your honor," returned
Pat, "but blackberries are always
pink when they are green."
Mr. O'Bull-What is Mr.
Murphy's address, Mike, my boy?
Mike-Sure and I don't know,
Mr O'Bull-Then write and ask
bim for it.
Patrick O'Donoghue, com
plainant in a Dublin police court,
in respect of a violent assault
having been committed on him,
when asked if he had done or said
anything to the defendant to ac
count for it, exclaimed :
uNo, yer Honor ; I never lifted
my hand to him nor said a word
until he knocked me spachless!"
Amone The Clouds.
MURPHY, N. C., May 21.-The
latest is a romantic marriage amoDg
the clouds,which occurred recently
in the lower end of the county. G.
W. McClvre was married to Miss
Lizzie Evanson the summit of the
Unaka mountain, the highest in
the county, which divides Noith
Carolina and the county, which
divides North Carolina and
Tenneseee. Just as the solemn
words that made them one
were being pronounced
a fleecy cloud crept up
the mountain side, enveloping the
scene in phautasmagorical beauty.
It was a scene long to be rerueir
bered bo those present and is the
first marriage on record as occur
ing amoung the clouds.
Early Usc of the Word "Strike."
Xo'.cs and Queries.
An earl/ use of the word 'strike"
occurs in the London Chronicle for
1765. In the Sept. number of that
year are numerous references to a
great suspension of labor in the
northern coalfield, and the colliers
are stated to have "struck out" for
a higher bounty before entering
into their usual yearly "bonds."
In confirmation of Mr. Leaton
Blenkiusopp's statement at the
last reference, it may be added
that tho strike is twice called a
"stick," (London Chronicle, Oct.
One Harriet Martiueu's earlist
pamphlets was a tract entitled
"The Tendency of Strikes and
Sticks to Produce Low Wages,"
published at Durham in 1834. The
time-honored illustration of pro
fitless labor, ''carrying coals to
Newcastle," probably received its
first slap in the face during the
striks of 1765. A paragraph dated
Newcastle, Sept. 28, in The London
Chronicle, says : '"Tis very remark
able that on Wednesday several
pokes of coals were brought from
Durham to this town by one of the
common carriers, and sold on tho
sandhill for 9d. a poke, by which
he cleared 6d. a poke."
Composition on Sawmills.
Sawmills is very useful. If it
was not for sawmills wc wouldn't
have no sawdust for to stuff our
dolls. If I was a doll I would
rather die than be stuffed with
straw. Straw is very ticklesome
when you h?int got anything else
on yours inside. I know a good
deal more about sawmills, but my
paper is all gone.
The State Bank tax.
The Washington correspondent
of the Louisville Courier-Journal,
who is both well informed and. re
liable, says that the movement for
the repeal of the State bank tax
has gained much strength in Con
gress recently. A careful count
shows that one hundred and forty
votes can be relied on for uncon
It has been agreed that an
amendment repealing the bank
tax shall be offered to IheBrawley
bill and that a vote on the bid in
that -shape shall be demanded
within the next few days. The
friends of repeal are confident that
they have strength enough to take
np the bill this week and to pass
it in short order.
Putting Up Fruit-The Cold
Get fresh fruit, wash it clean ;
put in three or four gallon earthen
jars, and press it down as closely
as you can without injuring it;
then take two ounces of compound
extract salyx (you can get this
from any. druggist) ; dissolve it in
four gallons of boiling' water.
. Twenty gallons of strawberries,
twenty-three gallons of raspberries,
forty gallons of peaches, seventeen
gallons of grapes, have been put
up, and not a single gallon lost.
Every jar kept perfectly fresh. The
fruit looked and tasted just as it
did when picked. It is much finer
than canned fruit. It is strange
that every one does not put up
fruit in that way, as it is certainly
elegant, so cheap, and healthy.
Nb ver bear more than one kind
of trouble at a time. Some peopJe
bear three kinds-all they have
had, all they have now, and all
they expect to have.
The man who opened the first
distillery in the State of Missouri
got 700 acres of public land in
recognition of his enterprise. He
died a gutter drunkard.
Josh Pillings ouce rem.irked:
Fools are divided into three
classes-common fools, particular
fools and durned fools; but oc
casionally you find them all in
one, a common, particular durned
fool." Josh had probably in mind
some of those rampant politicians
that are to be found in this great
Relic hunters have at last taken
into consideration the wreck of the
World's Fair, and are now payiDg
roundly for objects modeled in
stuff taken from the principal
buildings. The angels on the Wo
man's Building are said to be in
so much demand that they will
fetch high prices when taken down.
The salvage company that dis
mantlss the building is reaping a
a good harvest.
Don't forget that Ramsey &
Bland deal in hard ware and farm
implements'. They defy competi
tion. Their store is calculated to
please all tastes.
This is the season .of the year
when the farmers' mind stubbornly
contemplates the purchase of
farming imptements, and othe"
necessities in the hardware line.
As usual Ramsey & B.'and have
prepared to meet every demana
along that line. Visit their storo
before laying m your supply.
It would delight you to view and
review the beautiful lines of
harness which Ramsey & Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
is the word.
Big stock Saddles, all prices, just
received at Ramsey <&. Bland's.
Will almost make your pants
laugh to ride on one of them.