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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
A WARM WAR OF WORDS,
TILLMAN AND BUTLER USE
SOME STRONG LANGUAGE.
Tillmanites ; Attempt to Howl
Down the General-Cal.
to Draw His Pis
tol on Tillman,
SPARTANBURG, S. C., July 81.- j
Governor Tillman and Senator I
Butler had an exciting personal
altercation in a Pullman car on
the way from Union here to-night.
It ended in smoke, but for a time
trouble was looked for. Boiled
down, the matter was that General
Butler was offended at what Gov
ernor Tillman said of him to-day
and wont into the car. He told
Governor Tillman that he had de
liberately perpetrated a fraud and
& lie and that he desired personal
satisfaction, and in the future
would take it. Governor Tillman
told him that he was old and in
firm and one-legged and he would
not fight him. General Butler told
him not to mind his infirmities
but when he wanted to fight to sav
so. Governor Tillman told Gen
eral Butler that his blackguards
are in full swing these days, and
that he (Butler) had helped to re
peal the dueling law, which pre
vented a gentleman from getting
satisfaction. General Butler an
swered that this didn't matter and
charged Governor Tillman with
having put hoodlums on to him to
howl him down. Governor Till
man denied this.
There was considerable excite
ment in the car. Cal Caughman
cursed Tillman and started td
draw a pistol, but was hustled out.
Governor .Tillman, in opening
"bis speech, referred to the prema
turely published report of a por
tion of a speech which Senator
Butler was to have delivered at
Governor Tillman took these
things up and said he was tired of
these insinuations of Butler's and
wouldn't stand them. They indi
cated that he was either a fool or
dishonest. He declared that Gen
eral Butler is allowing his mouth
to be used as a sewer pipe through
which other people discharge their
filth at him. General Butler got
figures from members of the whis
key trust or from some one else
who didn't know what they were
When General Butler got up to
speak there seemed to be an ex
pectancy for something either in
explanation or otherwise. General
Butler said he had appeared in.
campaigns since 1870, except for
the last two campaigns when for
some reason he was not asked. He
had tried to conduct the campaign
on a high plane and according to
parliamentary rules without any
Some of the crowd began to
cheer for Tillman. General Butler
went on to say that some philoso
pher had said when a man got
mad he was a fool, and that to
day's t?xhibition was no exception
to i he rule.
"Governor Tillman has seen flt
to go out his way to make some
flings at me." Then turning to
Governor Tillman and around to
the crowd that was still hurrahing,
General Butler, who was getting
redder in the face, said:
"I want to notify him and you
that in future I do not intend to
wash our dirty linen in public. If
he or you have any personal griev
ance against me there is another
way to settle it. He knows where
to find me and that he can get all
the satisfaction he wants. I let
such things pass by as idle words.
But I want lo say that its always
the hit dog that hollers."
This seemed to get th? boys hol
lering and hurrahing again in
great shape, and they kept it up
for some time.
General Butler went on to ex
plain how matters had been pre
maturely published in the News
and Courier; that he hada copy
with him at Laurens and gave
the correspondent and that he
mad? copies for him and other
pers and marked it to the N
and Courier, and that for si
reason he could not use it, 1
notwithstanding the corresponc
had telegraphed about it, the n
ter was used.
"Yet Governor Tillman gets
and talks about my mouth beii:
sewer. God save thu sewer pi
if his mouth is not worse than i
E know of."
This was the occasion for
other outbreak of applause
Tillman, and a lot for Butle:
counteract it. This about star
the row. Going on General But
"I waut to say this. The figu
[ gav? in that article I seem
from competent authority, andi
;he whiskey trust, but Tillm
loes not answer the directquesti<
Are the figures correct?' W
loes he not answer the facts a
Governor Tillman : "I've airea
lone so once. I said they we
The hurrahing and feeling we
"The point is," continued Buth
'whether the figures are corre<
md I want to say I got them fro
i reliable source. Talk about n
lot paying my honest debts. If
lad the dispensary at my bae
vith its hundreds of thousands i
lullars in it, I would perhaps 1
ible to easily pay everything, au
naybe feather my pockets."
Great hurrahs for Tillman an
ome for Butler.
"The fact," continued Gener.
Sutler, "that a mau is a poor ma
light not to lay him liable to an
reputations. Anybody who say
don't pay my honest debts tells
alsehood. That I am a poor ma
s not my fault, but Tillman talk
ike a rich man. All I have don
s my duty to myself and to m
The hurrahing kept up for some
ime and at thft first lull Genera
SiHler said, "He'll need all th
lurrahiug he can get."
(An ex-soldier: "You led m
?nee, and he is leading me righ
IOW." (Referring to Tillman.
At the first break General Butle
"I understand that this is a pu
ip job to howl me down. But yoi
:an't do it. ('Rah after 'rah fo
Tillman.) If you want anythini
rou can get it. I'll take you black
,'uards one at a time and give yoi
ill you want."
That was a little too severe fo:
lome. Down through the crowe
lame I. M. Mobley, tearing fo:
?en. Butler, but he stopped befon
ie got where there was any trouble
.'t didn't please General Butler
The hurrahers got mad.
"He's charged us with beinf
lacked," they cried, and all sorti
>f things. Men came crowding ui
owards the stand. The yelling
cept up. The men knocked up
ignin8t each other and talked anc
lurrahed. The little fence around
he stand was broken down. The
;rowd trampled on the territory ol
"He's an honest man and we
von't let him be denounced," some
"By God, don't let him call UE
;hieves," came the response.
Governor Tillman got up and
isked that General Butler be given
in audience. General Butler asked
aim to sit down. Chairman A. C.
Lyles, who tried his beet to keep
things quiet, got up and said: "I
im surprised at you."
Dr. Munro came up and said
Sen. Butler would have to speak.
Well, things went on in a jarring,
excited way. No ene knew how
things would end, but luckily they
simmered down. When General
Butler managed to be heard, he
"I have said nothing but what I
intend to stand by. I was invited
here to speak, and I do not intend
to be intimidated and howled down,
and I'll get down when I've spoken.
Why, there are not men enough
here to suppress my free speech."
"Don't abuse us," cried some
"I have not abused anyone ex
cept a few out. there who tried to
howl me down. I never would do
such a thing. I see men out there
who were with me in. far more dan
"I'd stand with you now if you
were on the right side," said the
same old soldier.
"No you wont. That'B not what
you are here for. I am afraid some
of you are nQt liberal enough to
hear me and give ian his free
speech. I thought the men of
Union were remarkable for their
courtesy and chivalry, and I be
lieve the most of them are. I sat
there and listened to all he had to
Bay to me, but when I get up to
talk about him his henchmen at
tempt to howl me down." (Hur
rahs for Tillman and Butler.)
T. K. Palmer : "Did you call this
crowd a lot of thieves?"
"No, I certainly did not."
Palmer : "Then I apologize."
Some thought that this would
precipitate another riot, but luckily
that war cloud passed by without
trouble. Gen. Butler then went
on without much interruption. "I
want to say this to you and to some
of you who stood by me when it
took brave men to do so. I intend
to speak if I have to stay here un
He then went on to say that in
1876 he took his life in his own
hands to redeem the State, and he
thought then that the State would
at least have free speech, but it
seems that to some few men this
is not permitted. That will never
win. It won't work here or any
where else. It will bring untold
woes if persisted in.
J. VV. G.
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 31.
When the senatorial candidates
left the stand they were in a bad
humor. Gen. Butler dined at the
railway station house and Gov. j
Tillman went to Judge Townsend's.
Gen. Butler announced that he in- 1
tended to see Gov. Tillman about 1
the matter. They did not meet j
again until after the train foi j
Spartanburg had started. Gov. '
Tillman had gone into the Pullman
and was sitting with Mr. Stanyam 1
Wilson. Gen. Butler took his seat
in the first class coach and soon
after the train started began to ]
look for Gov. Tillman. The news- <
paper men had an idea of what 1
was up and were all close behind J
him. After them came Gen. Rich
bourg, Mr. Ellorbe, Col. John Gary
Watts, Mr. Yeldell and Cal. Caugh- 1
man and Gen. Butler's brother.
That was the regular contingent.
After going through the regular
train the party went in the Pull
man. There, on the front seat, sat
Gov. Tillman and Mr. Wilson in a
conversation. Gen. Butler address
ed Gov. Tillman and asked him
whether he did not know that the
article about the dispensary had ;
been prematurely published in the '
News and Courier through acci
dent. Gov. Tillman remained
seated and replied that he "under- :
stood" from Mr. Kohn (corres
pondent for the News and Courier)
something about the matter. Gen.
Butler insisted if he did not know
it was an accident. Gov. Tillman
replied that if he had been in Gen.
Butler's place he would have made '
a personal explanation as he came
up on the train with him from Co
lumbia; he had no right, he said,
to look to Mr. Kohn for any ex
planation. Gen. Butler insisted
and called for a more specific state
ment. They split words for a
minute. Gen. Butler called on the
correspondent to explain what he
had told Gov. Tillman about the
The reporter said that Gov. Till
man had rung him up on the tele
phone and asked him what the
dispensary publication meant, as
it was not delivered. He explained
that copies had neen given out and
that he had telegraphed the News
and Courier that the matter should
not be published as it was not de
livered at Laurens. This seemed
to leave the matter with Gen. But
ler and Gov. Tillman. Gov. Till
man held that the matter should
have been explained to him by
Gen. Butler and that the News and
Courier was no friend of his. After
humming and hawing the flood
broke loose, when Gen. Butler
"All that has nothing to do with
it and I want to say that you per
petrated a deliberate fraud. I have
come to tell you that these mat
ters must be settled personally, and
I'll meet you anywhere."
Gov.Tillman: "I did not know
if you were responsible or not."
Gen. Butler: "You know it per
, fectly well, and you perpetrated a
deliberate fraud, and you ought to
have come to me. I denounce what
you have done as a deliberate
fraud, and you know where to fifrd
Gov.Tillman: "I know."...
DAMNED FRAUD AND LIE. . jV
Gen. Butler: "You know.-.yoj
put those hoodlums up to howliag
at me, and you know that you pej?
petrated a damned fraud and a|Ke
when you did so."
Cal. Caughmau interjected:
"Yes, he is a lie, G-d d-n him,"
and with this made a move pfc
wards his hip pocket. He was
talkative, and was crowded to oiixs
Bide in the commotion. Gov. Till
man at this juncture arose ac|
looked right at Gen. Butler. Tl*
silence lasted fora moment or tw<
Gov. Tillman said: "Now, Gez
Butler, you are old, and one-le
Gen. Butler: "And you're on
Gov. Tillman : "That don't hu
my physics\ power. You know I'
not afraid of you."
A passenger came up and ask?
if they had political meetingB
the Pullman cars in South Caro^
Gen. Butler went .on: "I don3!
?uppose you are ; but you can find-j
me at any time."
Gen. Butler made some refer-3'
mee to blackguards howling him
Gov. Tillman promptly replied,
making his finger in Gen. Boiler's
.ace: "Yes, blackguards have full
sway in this State now, and you
ire one of those who helped to
3nact the anti-dueling law about
3fteen years ago, and a gentleman
ian no longer obtain satisfaction
tor an insult. I'm not afraid."
Gen. Butler: "That don't make'
my difference. I'll meet you any
where and in any way."
Cal. Caughman was taken in
nand by Couductor Dawkins and
\lr. Ellerbe and moved along!
That was the beginning of the.end.
The two principals kept up a fire
Por a minute or two when Gen.
"Damn it, I do not intend to
?tand, any mora insults about-my.
sot paying my debts," and said
ivhen Gov. Tillman had anything
to say he knew where to find him
md said that Tillman made refer
m?e to his debts, and said he
tvould say that he heard that Till
man paid $16,000 mortgages.
Gov. Tillman : "Why don't you
jay that on the stand?"
Gen. Butler : "Because I did not
Gov. Tillman : "You know it is
Qot so. It's a lie."
Gen. Butler : "I just want to re
peat to you not to presume on my
age or my infirmities, and to tell
you that I will meet you at any
place or at any time."
Gov. Tillman : "I'm simply de
fending myself. You've been mak
ing insinuations in the papers, and
I'm tired of your attacks."
Gen. Butler : "I want you to un
derstand my position. I have not
insinuated anything. Why don't
you deny what I have charged and
not go into personalities. When
you want to fight, daran it, say so."
Gov. Tillman : "I don't want to
Gen. Butler: "Well, refrain from
making any personal remarks
Gov. Tillman: "You have no
right to make any insinuations as
to my public life. You can't sepa
rate my public record from my
public character for honesty."
Gen. Butler: "I don't made any
insinuations. There is no use talk
ing any more. When you have
anything to say, come to me first."
Gen. Butler referred to the howl
Gov. Tillman : "You know I had
no more to do with that than you
Gen. Butler : "I want it under
stood that I'm going to have my
free speech if I have to fight for
it. But don't put these G-d d-d
hoodlums on me."
Gen. Butler and Gov. Tillman
kept up their fire for a few minutes
longer Butler repeated that h?
did not want his one leg consider
ed, and that he did not want any
innocent people brought into any
trouble. Gov. Tillman said he had
no right to make his insinuations.
By this time Conductor Dawkins
had worked his way back inlo the
car and peremptorily ordered the
discussion to stop. He appealed
to the participants to be quiet as
he would lose his job if he per
mitted such things in his car.
It would delight you to view and
review the beautiful lines of
harness which Ramsey & Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
is the word.
THREE EEAMBLE STOEIES
With a Point to Each and Humor
This tale is told in the East : A
lady one day found a man follow
ing her and ehe ask him why he
did so. His reply was : "You are
very beautiful, and I am in love
with you." "Oh! you think me
beautiful, do you? There is my
sister over there ; you will find har
mnch more beautiful than I am.
Go and make love to her." On
hearing this the man went to see
the sister, but found she was very
ugly ; so he came back iu an angry
mood, arid asked tho lady why she
had told him a falsehood. She then
answered : "Why did you tell me
a falsehood.', The man was sur
prised at this accussation, and
asked when he had done so.' Her
answer was: "You said you loved
me. If that had been true, you
would not have gone to make love
to another woman."
ONE or BARNUM'S BEST.
Years ago, when Tom Thumb
was Barnum's only attraction, he
went to Saratoga and attempted to
give an entertainment. The village
fathers, however, scared him away
by the price. of their liceuse, and
he went to Ballston, the next town,
and advertised the performance.
A special train was run from Sara
toga and a great manv went down
on it; When the curtain went up
Barnum came out and made a little
speech. "Ladies and gentlemen,"
he began, "it was my first inten
tion to give this entertainment in
Saratoga, but I ' soon discovered
that there were some men in that
place so much smaller than my fa
mous Tom Thumb that it would
be useless t:> attempt competition
THE SALAD OF MATRIMONY.
A learned English Judge asked
i woman to marry him, because
she, knowing his weakness, had
mixed a salad so artistically that
he declared he could not live with?
30on repented his folly. The lady
hada foolish nature and a temper
which so tormented her husband
that he would prolong the sessions
of his court far into the night.
''Gentlemen," he was accustomed
to say, when counsel or jury mur
mured at the lateness of the hour.
uas we must be somewhere, we can
not be better anywhere than we are
To the Reformers of Edgefield
The following address issued by
authority of the State Reform Ex
ecutive Committee exolains itself :
To the Reform Votes of South Car
The State Reform Executive
Committee met in tho city of Co
lumbia on the 10th day of July,
1894 in obedience to the call of the
chairman, all counties being re
presented except the counties of
Lexington and Beafort.
It was found necessary to chan
ge the date of the club meetings
and county and State conventions,
ane also to make other changes and
requrements, all of which will ap
pear in the resolutions incorporar
en herein, and;'stand in lieu of the
resolutions as adopted by the com
mittee on the 4th day of April
The following are the resolu
1. That a convention for the sug
gestion of candidates far Governor,
and Lieutenant Governor bo held
in Columbio, S. C., on the 16th day
of August, 1894, at 12 o'clock m.
2. That said convention be com
posed of delegates 'elected by con
ventions to be held in each countv
on Munday, the 13th day of August
1894, each county to be entitled to
double as many delegates as it has
representatives in both houses of
the General Assembly.
3. That county conventions
aforesaid be composed of delegates
elected by various Reform clubs in
the county, each club to send one
delegate at large and one delegate
for every tweuty-five members or
majorty fraction thereof. In
those counties where there are no
distinct Reform clubs the Reform
members of each club shall be cal
led by the executiqe Reform com
mitteeman to meet at the usual
place of meeting and elect del
egates as aforesaid to the county
convention : Provided, "That in the
cities of Charleston and Columbia
the number of Reform clubs and
polling precincts shall be left to
the discrtion of the committeeman
of said counties. For the purpose
of said election the clubs afore
said shall be called to meet on the
Ilth day of August, 1S94. At such
meeting no member shall partici
pate except such as voted for the
Reform delegates ij the August
primary of 1892, and all others
who will pledge themselves to
abide by and support the ticket
suggested by the State Reform con
vention of 1894.
4. That all Reform caudidates
for State offices including Railroad
Commissioners shall publicly an
nounce their candidacy and shall
file with the chairman of the State
Reform committee a pledge to
abide by and to support the nomi
nees of said convention. That said
pledge phall be filed as aforesaid on
or before the 25th dav of July, 1894.
No vote for any candidate shall ?be
counted in the State convention
who has not complied with the fore
5. That the Reformers attending
the various club meetings called by
the committee on the 11th day of
August. 1894, be requested to ex
press^their chioce by ballot for Gov-,
ernorand Lieutenant Governor of
this State, and that the chairman
of the delegation of the club to the
county convention be required to
make return of said choice to the
county convention to be held on
13th day of August, 1894.
6. That in holding the elections
in each Reform clubs provided for
to take placo on the 11th of August,
1894, each club is to provide man
agers for holding said election.
The committee adopted the fol
lowing resolution :
Resolved, that this committee
suggest to the county Keforra con
ventions to beheld on the 13th day
of Angust, 1894, when they elect :
delegates to the State convention, ?
to also instruct said delegates
whether or not to vote for the
nominating of a full set of State
officers including the office of Rail
This committee take pleasure in ?
commending to the consideration ?
the people of the State the address
issued bp the special committee on
the 4th of April, 1894.
J. THOMAS AUSTIN,
J. M. GLEDN, I
J. R. EARLE,
H. A. DEAL,
J. C. OTTS,
In accordance with above the
Reformers of Edgelleld county are *
called to meet at their respective
club precincts on Saturday, Aug.
11th, and the County Convention
is called to meet on Monday, Aug.
13th, at ll o'clock A. M.
. J. M. GAINES, ]
. j Committeeman. 1
An Emperor's Handwriting. [
Memoirs- Baron de Men? val.
*? Napoleon's writing wasja-coilec-,.
.ftg'- * . . .. "?.
ti?n'of"Tefters unconnected with' ;
each other, and unreadable. Half
the letters to each word were want
ing. He could not read his own
writing again, or would not take
the trouble to do so. If he was
asked for some explanation, he
would take his draft and tear it up,
or throw it into the fire, and dic
tate it over again-the same ideas,
it is true, but couched in different
language and different style. Al
though he could detect faults in
the spelling of others, his own or
thography left much to be desired.
It was negligence which had be
come a habit : he did not want to
break or tangle the thread of his
thoughts by paying attention to
the details of spelling.
Napoleon also used to make mis
takes in figures, absolute and posi
tive as arithmetic has to be. He
could have worked out the most
complicated mathematical prob
lem, and yet he could rarely total
up a sum correctly. It is fair to
add that these errors were not al
ways made without intention. For
example, in calculating the num
ber of men who were to make up
his battallions, regiments, or divi
sions, he nlways used to increase
the sum total. One can hardly be
lieve that in doing so he wanted to
deceive himself, but he often
thought it useful to exaggerate the
strength of his armies. It was no use
pointing out any mistake of this
kind, he refused to admit it, and
obstinately maintained his volun
tary arithmetical error.
Thc True Man.
If you want a true man, don't
look for him on the crest of the
wave of success, but in the trough
of the sea as he fights back the
If you want a true man, pass
the flower-bordered walks of ease
and look for him who picks his
way with bleeding feet over the
cruel stones that lie along the up
If you want a true man, look
not when the sunshines fair, but
watch for his face in the blinding
flash out of the dark night.
If you want a true man, look for
him who stoops under his heavy
load to lighten the burden of the
If you want a true man, look for
him whose faith in his God and
his fellow man has not l:een allow
ed to be smothered by disappoint
ment, but burns brighter and
brighter as he nears his Joughome.
An elegant line of furniture al
ays on hand and for sale at
bottom figures at Ramsey &
Rev. A. J. Lamar, D. I)., in Christian Advocate
"The American people love to be
humbugged," said one who had
achieved notoriety and fortune by
practicing his maxim. Whether
they love it or not, it is certain
they are humbugged in many ways,
and perhaps in none more excuse
lessly and hurtfully than by so
ciety, falsely so-called. Its pre
tensions are so great and so un
questioningly received by so many,
it exerts such power over certain
minds, not few in number, that it
is difficult to believe that the whole
thing is a hollow nothing, the very
chiefest of humbugs, without basis
for its pretensions or leverage for
its influence. We know of certain
Methodist parents who fear exceed
ingly lest the disapprobation of
society should blight their chil
dren's prospects, and who make
great sacrifice of money and com
fort, and of things more precious,
as of faith and conscience, to get
and hold them in it, who. will find
it hard to believe this statement,
and for their disillusion let us look
at the thing in a clear day-light
and see what is in it.
Upon what is it founded?
Upon blood? Manifestly not!
If in a land like ours there can be
any claim to aristocracy on the
score of lineage, those entitled to
it are not to be found in large num
bers in "society;" certainly it does
?ot require pedigree as a condition
of entry. The vast majority of
these know nothing of Revolution
ary decent, are strangers to blue
blood, and in their own expressive
phrase (as they speak of new
comers who have not been among
them long enough to feel at home,)
'have come up from nothing."
Upon intelligence? Intellect is
Qot requisite for fulfilling any of
the functions of "society." You
bave but to sample it anywhere to
be convinced that its thought and
culture are neither broad nor deep:
Cn the main its reading is confined
to the trashy' fiction of the day.- ;
Its knowlei?ger'of iiisto-ry^or scieirc?;
for occasionally as a fad it dips
?uto such matters, is of the sort
which may be gathered from the
cyclopedia.. Upon any question of
solid interest and.concern to man
you will hardly find denser ignor
ance than iu this circle.
Its most enamored adherent will
hardly claim moral excellence as
its basis. Nothing in its favorite
occupations is calculated to engen
der any strict or high morality,
while much in the opinion of sober,
sensible people, tends in the op
posite direction. Its sympathies
are narrow, its selfishness pro
nounced. Equally, surely, it is not
based on spiritual character, for its
atmosphere proves quickly fatal to
Perhaps you think it is founded
on wealth? But no, it is notorious
that many, frequently the majority,
of "society" in any given place are
liviug beyond their means, and
have wrecked their credit in their
effort to meet expenses too great
for their fortunes. Because of the
manifold dishonesties growing out
ot this, defalcations, forgeries, etc.,
ever and anon we are shocked by
hearing of a suicide ''in society."
It is not founded upon any of
these things upon which an aris
tocracy might presumably rest its
A certain outward grace of man
ner of the sort which may be learn
ed from a dancing master, knowl
edge of certain rules of deportment
more or less silly, seem to be all
that is needful to a place in the
charmed circle ; if in addition one
can lead the dance with grace and
is fairly adept at gambling, leader
ship is attained.
Tracing Lack to source, we lind
that society takes its cue from the
Prince of Wales and his tet-a
source so corrupt as to bp an offense
to all decent morality-loving people
If from the question of its basis
we turn to examine its products,
we find "society" equally con
temptible. It produces no leaders
in the great concerns of the world.
The men who lead in politieal, in
commercial, m professional, or me
chanical life are not "in society."
They are almost to a unit men
reared in the country or small
towns, the few from the cities being
from families unbitten by the so
ciety craze. The reason for this
is on the surface ; society is ener
vating in its enjoyments and em
ployments unfitting men for earn
est thought and thorough work.
He who "leads in society" leads no
where else in this world. The high
est product of its force and agen
cies working unhindered is the
perfected dude, whose mind ex
hausts itself in considering the fit
of clothes, and whose highest effort
is the adjustment of a necktie.
And still people fall down before
"society," and esteem it an ines
timable advantage to get their
children in it.
Do they not "love to be humbug
It would be ludicrous if it were
German Carp in Carolina Waters.
News and Courier.
The German carp is here to stay.
Within six or eight years he has
multiplied to au amazing extent.
The lordship of the Santee and its
branches he disputes with the red
horee, the catfish ; and since his
increase is wonderfully rapid he
bids fair in a short time time to
make himself more prominent
than any of his rivals. It is very
probable, too, that the freedom of
running water will gradually im
prove his quality, if not his size.
The carp has been praised be
yond his deserts, and he has been
also much maligned. He is not
che finest fish that swims, though
Izaak Walton,, gallantly feminiz
ing him, calls him "The queen of
rivers ; a stately, a good, and a
very subtile fish. In the Charleston
market buyers would pass him by
on the other side, and further- in
land he is, regarded as'decidedly
inferior to many small pan fish,
and to the trout, which', hythe way,
is no trout at all, but a black hasB.
But he is superior to the catfish,'
the mudfish, and. perhaps, the jack.
After all is said, however, thc carp's
worth remains, like the voter's
choice for Governor or Senator, a
matter of taste. A great deal de
pends on the cook.
His First Sight of a Deer.
North Wood's Letter to Amsterdam Democrat!
In the early dawn,, just as the
mist was rising from the lake, I
proceeded thither to perform my
a, point about 300 yards, I spied
svhat at that distance looked like a
sow. I called the guide, and he '
3aid it was a deei. He had his
head down, browsing at the edge of
the lake. I clapped my hands, and
if Delsarte could have seen the ele
gant toss of tha t head he would
have been charmed. It was turned
with its branching horns in our di
rection for a second, then he began
browsing again. I again clapped
my hands, and instantly he had
wheeled and bounded off into thc
thicket. I never before understood
just how the deer are captured.
Perhaps some of my readers know
just as little as I did. Well, then,
the deer hunter sets his dog off
into the woods from any point on
the lake, the dog sooner or later
finds his prey, and is taught to
chase it. The deer puts for the
lake as its only safety and escape
from its pursuer. The dog is train
ed to keep it in the right direction,
and when it emerges from the
woods there in the boat is the dead
ly rifle which is to end its career.
An Old Doctor's Favorite.
Dr. L. M. Gillam, who ^practiced
medicine over forty years, origi
nated, used, claimed that Botanic
Blood Balm, which^ has now been
in use about fifty-five years, was
the best tonic and blood purifier
ever given to the world. It never
fails to cure the most malignant
ulcers, sores, rheumatism, catarrh
and all skin and blood diseases.
Price per large bottle, $1.00. For
sale by druggists.
To Build Up
Your System and restore
Invigorate your Liver and
Purify Your Blood
Strengthen your Nerves and
Give an Appetite
Take that Excellent Medicine,
P. P. P.
[Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potas
Abbotts East Indian Corn Paint
cures all Corns, Warts, and Bunions.
This is ene season of the year
when the farmers' mind stubbornly
contemplates the purchase of
farming imptements, and other
necessities in the hardware line.
As usual Ramsey & Bland have
prepared to meet every demand
along that line. Visit their store
before buying in your supplies.
A big lot of Collar Pads at 35
each, at Ramsey & Bland's.