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i * ' Jets and Flashes.
Hope enables a man to accomplish
wonders-ir?, his mind.
People would have more faith In a
reformer if he would furnish proof of
his sincerity by beginning, with, him
When a man stands at the marriage
altar he gets as nervous as he does
when watching the bulletins of a base
Walking is said to be the best ex
ercise a mah can indulge in. Perhaps
that is why so many men walk home
from the races.
Molasses in Tank Wagons.
? New York concern has embarked
Upon the enterprise of distributing mo
lasses by tank wagons, fitted to carry
1,000 gallons and prepared to deliver
in quantities as small as one quart. It
is proposed to make the price as low
as 20 cents per gallon at retail. The
same concern will ship gouda by rail
by means of tank cars similar to those
in which kerosene is transpcited.
Raising Minks for Their Fur.
Charles Elliot of East Barnet, Vt.,
has a scheme to raise mink for the
'fur. He believes in his idea and has
placed an old hen house on the banks
of the river as a start in the business.
Woven wire will keep the animals
where he can find them and a part of
the stream thus fenced off will give
them the water required.
Four Fads For
^ Sick Women
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
!>?if ^JJas an~Uncqualled Recozd of Cures
yfMrs. "Pink-barn's Advice Is Confidan
? - Hal,'Free, .and alicavs Helpful
FII?ST.-That almost every operation
in our hospitals, performed upon women
becomes necessary through neglect of
such symptoms as backache, irregular
and painful menstruation, leucorrhcea,"
displacements of the uterus, pain in
the side, burning sensation in the stom
ach, bearing-down pains, nervousness,
dizziness and sleeplessness.
?S?COND.-The medicine that holds
the record for the largest number of
absolute cures of female ills is Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
It regulates, strengthens and cures
diseases of the female organism as
nothing else can.
For thirty years it has been helping
women to be strong, curing backache,
nervousness, kidney troubles, all uter
ine and ovariau inflammation, weak
?? : ness and displacements, regulating
menstruation perfectly and ovcrcom
ing?ts pains, lt has also proved itself
invaluable in preparing for childbirth
anfl'the change of life.
THIRD!-The great volume of unso
-lfcitetTand grateful testimonials on tile
at the Pinkham Laboratory at Lynn,
? Mass!, many of which are from time to
time published by permission, give ab
solute evidence of the value of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and
Mrs. Pinkham's advice.
. ForjRTn.-Every ailing woman in the
United -States is asked to accept the
following invitation. It is free, will
bring you health and may save your
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation
to Women.-Women suffering from any
form of female weakness are invited to
promptly communicate with Mrs. Pink
ham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters are
z"0*" received, opened, read and answered
by women only. From symptoms given,
your troubl^nftMiVMiJil?>ai>t^(l.ft?Ht tho
quick?sjyg&d surest way of recovery
Out of the vast volume of ex
.~,;^^exience in treating female ills Mrs.
*~* P?nkham probably has the very knowl
edge that will help your case. Surely,
any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish
if she does not take advantage of this
generous offer of assistance.
PAPA'S JUDGMENT WAS OFF.
His Boy Very Much Like Other Boys,
On the day The .Boy was eleven
years old he visited an artist friend \
who likes boys. The artist enter
tained him royally. He gave him a
gun and cigarette coupons worth
52.50. The Boy was proud of the gun,
but he thought still more of the cou
"What are you going to get with
them, son?" asked The Boy's mother.
"I don't know," said The Boy.
His mother was about to offer a
few suggestions but The Boy's father
"Just you let Bob alone, he said.
"Let him pick out his own r^e. He^J
knows what he wants^^-?^
"But he'll get something foolish,"
argued the practical mother.
rgued the pradeics
said the father.
"That boy's got the best judgment o?
any boy I ever saw. He won't throw
his money away. He'll come heme
with something useful-something
that he needs right on the spot. 1
wouldn't be afraid to bet on that."
So the mother finally gave inf On
Saturday The Boy went down town
to exchange his coupons for a prize
When he came home the family wai
gathered at the dinner table talking
"Come, . dear," said his mother,
"show mama what her little boy got."
They sat expectant while the boy
^unwrapped his prize. After a little
they spoke. The mother said, "Oh!
oh! oh!" and the father said, "Well,
TH be blessed!"'
The boy had bought a razor.
. WANTED TO SLEEP.
Curions l'hat a Tired Preacher Should
Have Such D??T-e.
A minister speaks of the curious ef
fect of Grape-Nuts food on him and
how it has relieved him.
"You will doubtless understand how
the suffering,; with indigestion with
which I used to be troubled made my
^work an almost unendurable burden,
qftjffiuffl why it was that after my Sabbath
duties had been performed, sleep was,
a stranger to my pillow till nearly day
"I had ic be very careful as to what
> I ate, and even with all my care I ex
perienced poignant physical distress
after meals, and my food never satis
"Sis months have elapsed since I be
gan to use Grape-Nuts food, and the
benefits I have derived from it are very
definite..-jj I-no longer suffer from indi
gestion.-^aud I began to Improve from
.the* time Grape-Nuts appeared on our
table. I find that by eating a dish of
?Stft-after my Sabbatli work is done (and
I always do so now) my nerves are
quieted and rest and refreshing sleep
are insured me. I feel that I could not
possibly do without GHIr-e-Xuts food,
now that I know its value. It is inva
riably on our table-wo feel that we j
need it to complete th;? meal-?nd our
children'"vvvill cat Crape-Nuts when i
they cannot be persuaded to touch any
thing "else." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.
Read the famous little book, "The
?M3 to Weilvyie," in each pkg.
The Senator Answers Some Questions
Propounded to Him
MUST BE A GENERAL OVERHAULING
Father of Law Shows His Position and
Tells of Sins Which Make People.
Oppose and Fight lt.
In an open letter to Francis W. Hig
gins, of Newberry, Senator Tillman
comes out squarely against the move
ment against the dispensary and de
clares* that the several counties should
not accept prohibition until the Legis
lature lias been given a chance to re
form the institution. It is as follows:
Trenton, S. C., July 1, 1905.
Mr. Francis W. Higgins, Newberry,
Dear Sir: I have your letter of June
27, propounding certain inquiries in re
gard to the anti-dispensary movement
in Newberry, and to the dispensary
and liquor question in ..eneral, and to
my own attitude towards it.
The question you ask relate to the
most important subject now agitating
the minds of the people of the State,
and in order to cover the ground at all
satisfactorily it will require me to an
swer at some length and to discuss the
subject in its various phases, and this
becomes the more necessary as you no
tify me in advance that you desire my
answer for publication.
I shall preface what I write by lay
ing down certain general principles
.which will be disputed only by those j
who are fanatical and unwilling to
consider any subject from any other
standpoint than that of bigotry and j
prejudice. Most men will agree to the
1. All men love stimulants and are
usually slaves to some one kind, as
witness the strong appetite which pre
vails for coffee, tea, tobacco, beer,
wine, brandy, whiskey, morphine, qui
nine, cocaine, etc. With the exception
of some of the drugs mentioned there
are no injurious effects immediately
perceptible and none of them intoxi
cate except those containing alcohol.
Alcoholic beverages in moderation are
no more harmful than tea or coffee,
probably less so. j
I 2. The abuse of liquor by men drink-1
ing to excess has caused as much or
more crime and misery than any other
Z. The proper policing and control
of the liquor traffic so as to minimize
its abuses is one of the most perplex
ing and troublesome questions with
which any government has to deal.
Men have never agreed as to any one
method being best and never will, and
there is a constant agitation of the
subject in some form going on all the
while in almost every State in the
4. Experience shows that some men
j will have liquor as a beverage and
j that no law has ever yet been devised
i which will prevent them obtaining it.
Wise men are therefore content to re
duce the evils of liquor selling and
liquor drinking to the minimum, and
the question at issue in South Caro
lina now as it has been these fifteen
or twenty years past, is how to do
There is no need for any heat or pas
sion in di. cussing the subject and we
should divest ourselves of all preju
dices in its consideration. Three poll-*
cies have at one time or another been
adopted in dealing with the question,
-fcreesser-high or low, prohibition and
the dispensary system. Since 1893 the
last named has been the method fol
lowed in this State, but all along there
have been staunch advocates of the
other two systems embracing within
their ranks many of the most intelli
gent and best people we have, lt is.
therefore, eminently proper that we
recognize these earnest, honest advo
cates as having just what, we claim for
ourselves, no other purpose than that
of the public welfare. And those of us
who have been the supporters of the
dispensary system must meet them in
argument and show from the experi
ence through which the people of the
State have passed as well as with force
and logic that the advocates of both
prohibition and high license are in er
You ask, "Have you lost faith in the
dispensary system and do you consider
it so inherently defective that it cannot
be purged of corruption and made to
serve its original purpose?" I answer
most emphatically, no. I believe the
principle of the State control and the>
sale of liquor through bondedof^rt?fs
to be the best that wa^o^ef^B^vised;
that it cornes neareix?o the ideal idea
of teachingm^Co use liquor instead
of-^ni??fg u. and throwing around it
""safeguards which will be the best for
the cause of temperance. There is no
inherent defect in the scheme, and if
there be corruption and maladminis
tration in the enforcing of the dispen
sary law it is directly traceable to the
Legislature and Lo those who have been
placed in charge of its ?xecution. In the
absence of any positive proof of corrup
tion we must await with deep interest
the investigation which is now under
way and urge those in charge of that
important work to earnest, thorough,
and'sheedy action. The people believe
there is corruption and a great deal of
it. Very many tftings go to show that
this belief has good foundation in fact.
We ought to know as soon as possi?r.e
just what and how far men have been
guilty cf unlawful behavior. ,
The suspicion which now hangs over
the dispensary like a pall will cause
many to hastily vote for itse destruc
tion, who are still or have been strong
believers in the dispensary system as
a means of controlling the sale of whis
key. So I would say to the gentlemen
who are in charge of the investigation
that they can do the people of the State
a great service by le tiing in the light
and probing to the bottom. We want
to know what is wrong and we can
then determine how to provide a rem
edy, while the criminal courts will, or
ought to provide punishment for the
The dispensary law has been under
fire in the courts and on the hustings
ever since the system was inaugurated.
There has been only on r general elec
tion in the State, the las: in which it
was not an issue. It won rictory after
victory for it was the main issue in the
election of 1894, in the election for the
constitutional .convention in 1885, and
in the State elections of 1896,* 1898, 1900
and 1902. Those candidates for public
office who carried its banners were al
What then has caused the present
upheaval? Why are petitions circulat
ing in a dozen or more counties ask
ing for an election to vote it out under
the Brice law, and that too in coun
ties which, in the past tts known ad
vocates h:ive always had large major
ities! Have the people any greater
faith in prohibition than they have had
all these past years? I do not think
so. Are the advocates of high license
any stronger than they have been? I
do not hink so. I am bound to believe
that the existing dissatisfaction and
desire to destroy the dispensary comes
from the well-night universal belief
of the people that there is corruption
in its administration and because the
last Legislature failed to take any ac
tion other th*n that io appoint a com
mittee to investigate. There were
charges, with how much truth they
were made I dont know, that the dis
pensary influence in the Legislature
^vas paramount. Anyhow, the friends
of the dispensary and its ene
joined forces at the last session to
vent any action, and nothing was (
and unless public opinion shall <
the Legislature at its next sessio
some reform action which will pi
the atmosphere there is no pos
doubt that all elements of oppos
to the dispensary, aided by man
its old friends, will combine in
next.election and kill the systen
do not hesitate to tell you frankly
if it has become, and is to rema
corrupt political machine as is chai
I cannot defend it and will not d<
but will join the ranks of those
seek to kill it. I believe it can be
organized and purged of corrup
with safegurads thrown around i
prevent the recurrence of the pre
unfortunate and disgraceful condi
of affairs. I cannot now go at lei
into the details and give reasons,
I will state briefly the causes as I
them which have produced the pre
The purchase of liquor by any b<
ex-officio or otherwise, should be s
ped. The original scheme which
hastily gotten up made the Gover
attorney general and the comptrc
general ex-officio the State Boan
Control. This was changed very s
after I left the Governor's office
the Legislature assumed control by
election of the- board; and in no
stance since has my advice and opii
had any weight in shaping its mani
ment though I have tried to .prei
some things being done and have ui
others without success. It stands
reason that men who have to *dep
upon the suffrage of the whole poi
to get high office are or ought to be
higher type with better characters
in every- way better fitted for reasr.
sible positions involving the hand:
of public money than those who v
petty salaries are elected by the Le
lature. Politics always enters int
legislative election. People who :
for Governor vote for him beca
of other qualifications than that
would make a good dispensary dil
tor, and for this very reason the G
ernor is the best possible man to pl
in such a responsible position,
the law is fatally defective in reg
to the purchase of whiskey in
specifically defining in the most min
and binding manner just what ki:
of liquor shall be bought and how
shall be bought without leaving it
the discretion of any board. Ev
detail should be worked out and tl
the law would execute itself as far
that feature is concerned. The bo;
would then need only to supervise
conduct of State and county disp<
saries, the same as the asylum a
penitentiary are run.
Now as regards the proposed el
tion to vote out the dispensary. If 1
dispensary is to be voted out it shoi
and must be voted out of the State, i
out by individual counties. Of cours*
recognize the deep seated love of c
people for local self government an<
would not compel any county to ret?
the dispensary or have one establish
therein if a majority of the citize
want prohibition with its acknowleg
failure to prohibit. But judging sim]
by the facts in the numerous electic
that have been held on thc sub joel
believe that a large majority of t
people nf the State are- as strong 1
lievers in the dispensary system as
am; and that they are only casti
'about now for a method of relievi
themselves of the corrupt machi
which is said to be in charge in Colin
bia. Many States in the Union ha
had corruption in their State gover
ments and their State treasurers ha
defaulted-have sometimes stolen hu
dreds of thousands of dollars-but
man has ever thought of abolishi:
the machinery of taxation because
this. We have got to deal with liqu
in some form and provide for its 1
gitimate sale or we know it will iii
Shall we have high license? I s:
No. That gives the monopoly to ?
wealthy man as against the poor m:
and we know from experience wi
bar-rooms that it will be impossible
give any man the right to fill his sto
with liquor, to sell and then have hi
comply with the constitutional requir
ments and not sell it at night and n
have it drunk on thc premises. If tl
dispensary is abolished I will stun
the State for prohibition rather thc
see high license. I have said this ar
it is the reason probably that the stoi
is going the rounds about my stumpir
for prohibition. But before we ha:
prohibition or high license either I e:
peet if my health continues good, i
give a very earnest discussion to tl
subject of how to reform tho dispel
sary instead of destroying it and t
showing the true inwardness of th
Let us suppose that the present cara
paign agaiust the dispensary by count
elections, shall progress victoriously a
it has thus far and that the majori!
of thc counties in thc State vote it oui
Will the question bc settled? By n
means. The alliance of prohibitionists
HfTfgh^T^e?sei-^?r(^^^ - bl in tr - tiger
which is now wa^ia^ successful wa
will have to continue the war betwee:
themselves after the dispensary is de
funct. Sensible men will not lend thci
aid to any crusade which only gives u
"confusion worse confounded" and pro
duces a chaotic condition with no com
Under the decision of the Unite?
States Supreme Court, prohibition am
no other State regulation can preven
liquor from being shipped in by ex
press for personal use of individuals
and the jug country traffic from Wil
mington io Charlotte, Atlanta/ Angus
to and Savannah will be immense un
der prohibition, and the money whici
now goes into the dispensary for th?
usc of the towns and counties of thi
State and thc school fund will be sen
out or tlic Stale lo enrich the dealer;
and distillers pf other States. Stilb
will be run in every swamp and wag
ons will peddle liquor all over th*
country. The only fight worth enlist
ing in South Carolina is between pro
hibitlon as rigidly enforced as it car
be and the dispensary as honestlj en
forced as ,it ought to be. High licensf
is not to bc thought of for a moment
Yet the prohibitionists say they prefei
tie dispensary to license and the
license people say they prefer prohi
bition to the dispensary while the
blind tigers want prohibition because
they know it means free liquor.
The elections now being bold in the
counties to vote the dispensary out
are very different to the Democratic
primary elections which will settle the
question finally. In tho first place the
vote in these counties where elections'
have been held against the dispensary
liar, been very small as compared \vil>
the regular vote. It requires a certifi
cate of registration to vote at such an
election while in the primary the club
rolls of the Democratic clubs govern.
Then men are indifferent as they were
in the prohibition election in 1892 when
only "sixty thousand out of ninety-two
thousand voted in that box. There
are probably thirty thousand or more
good Democrats in the State who from
one cause or another are not able to
voto in the elections held under the
""?rice act. That law was shrewdly
drawn and for the express purpose of
killing the dispensary I have been told.
These thirty thousand will determine
the question in the future as they have
in the past because they will elect the
Legislature and the State officers in
the State Democratic primary In spite
of any combination such as is now giv
ing us prohibition by a negative pro
cess. Voting out the dispensary not
because the people want prohibition
but giving us prohibition because some
people want free liquor, some people
prefer to buy illicit liquor and a return
to the old barroom system, while many
people will do anything to kill the dis
pensary with the hope of profiting by
I would advise every advocate of
the dispensary who is in doubt to vote
against putting the dispensary out of
? his county until we see what the report
of the investigating committee is and
then whether or not the Legislature at
213 South Prior Street,
ATLANTA, CrA., March 21,1903.
f suffered for four months-with
il| extreme nervousness and lassitude.
I had a sinking feeling in iny
stomach which no medicine seemed
to relieve, and losing my appetite
? became weak and lost my vital
ity. In three weeks I lost fourteen
pounds of flesh and felt that I must
find speedy relief to regain my
health. Having heard Wine cf
Cardui praised by several of my;
friends, ? sent fer a bottle and was j||
certainly very pleased with the
result.-. Within threo days my
appetite returned and my stomach
troubled me no more. I could
digest my food without difficulty
and the nervousness gradually
diminished. Nature performed
her functions without difficulty
and I am once moro a happy and
well woman. fe
Treas. Atlanta Friday Night Club.
Secure a Dollar Bottle of I
". Wine of Cardui To?av,
its nex't session will purge the corrup
tion out of the" dispensary system, and
put safeguards around it for the future.
I say unhesitatingly it can be done
successfully. The dispensary system has
shown its strength in past elections
because people thought it was honestly
administered. All that is necessary is to
have them understand as they will un
derstand by 1906 that they must kill
the law in order to get rid of the cor
ruption and they will make short work
of it. It must be made clean or it must
go. At present the campaign to vote
itvout county by county enly brings
about confusion, en ccu rares blind ti
gers and causes the counties and State
to lose money, and settles nothing, and
it is impossible to settle the question
in this way. 1 repeat it can only be
settled at the general Democratic pri
mary when all the people have heard
all sides and have made up their minds
I desire to add in conclusion that
practically I am a prohibitionist be
cause I very rarely drink any liquor
of any kind. If I believed that prohibi
tion could bc enforced, understanding
as I do most thoroughly the great evil
attending the abuse of liquor I would
be a prohibitionist but knowing from
the most searching investigation and
from the official record of the United
States government that in Mame and
Kansas where prohibition prevails that
there has been a most dismal failure to
enforce the lar I prefer to the dispen
sary as the lesser evil, and as I have
often said in the past I believe that
State control comes nearer to the ideal
management of this troublesome ques
tion than any other.
I have no personal interest in view ,
and am only actuated by a sense of
public duty in taking the position I
have occupied in the past and which
I shall continue to occupy. .
I have always believed in the -rule
of the majority. But I want it to be'|
the majority of all the Democrats-in
the State.. B. R. TILLMAN.
Wholesale Killing in South Carolina
Columbia, S. C., Special.-At a-big
barbecue at Gaston, 16 miles south
cf here, in I-exington county, Mack
Jcrrett, Itembert More, Elliott Pound,
T. E. Reese and Joe Reese, all of
whom were drinking, undertook to
settle some old quarrels, of several
years' standing, with the result that
T. E. Reese was shot in the abdomen
and will die. Mack Jerrett was fatally
cut in the back and side, and Joe
Reese-was dangerously , shot in the
hip. The fight is said to have com
menced by Pound knocking Jerrett
down, the latter drawing a revolver
and beginning to shoot as he arose.
Gibers had pistols and knives in play,
and for a timo excitement ran high.
Hulk in Way of-Navrefatiorr.
Jacksonville, -Pia?, Special.-E. L.
Montg'Sffjery. master of the schooner
Robert McFarland, reports that on
J mic 29, about 12 miles off Hatteras,
he passed a three masted schooner
cn beam.ends, hull awash, with top
masts about 15 feet above the water,
pointing north-northeast. The hui h
was right in the course of steamers
north-northeast of Diamond Shoal
lightship, 20 miles distapt by log.
Vienna, By Cable.-A telegram from
Kustendki, Roumania, states that the
Roumanian steamer, King Carle, re
ports that all Russian merchant steam
ers from Alexandria to Constantinople
are arriving with crews in mutiny. The
Russian torpedo boat, Strelitelny, has
left fdr thc southward. Two iron-clads,
awaiting orders, are lying twenty miles
off shore. They arc awaiting the ap
pearance of the Knaiz Potemkin.
Bee Keepers Hold Convention.
Savannah, Special.-The Southern
Bee Keepers' Association met here
Wednesday and discussed methods of
bee culture. The convention was but
lightly attended, owing to crop condi
tions, which demanded the attention
of many members. S. Cheatham, of
Edgefield, S. C., was elected vice pres
ident, to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of a former incumbent.
President J. J. Milder, of Cordele, Ga.,
presioed. The next meeting of the
convention will bo held in Atlanta
200 Dead at Guanjuato.
Guanajuato, Mexico, Special.- -Gov
ernor O'Bregon estimates the loss of
life something over 200. Bodies of
the victims of the cloudburst which
flooded this city are being recovered.
The hospital -was flooded so quickly
tnat the patients were drowned. The
magnificent Juarez Theatre was flood
ed to the floor of the first balcony
and soldiers who had taken refuge
there had to climb to the upper bal
cony to save themselves. The power
plant is damaged and the city is in
darkness. The property loss is now
estimated at $2,000,000.
Senator Mitchell Guilty.
Portland, Oregon, Special.-U. S. Sen
ator John H. Mitchell was convicted
after a long and tedious trial. Amidst
a din and clatter of fire works exploded
in honor of the national day of the
country he bad served as United States
Senator during twenty-two years of his
life, he listened to the words pronounc
ing him guilty of having' violated the
-law which precluded him as a United
States Senator from accepting pay for
practicing before the departments o\
the federal government.
? SENATOR TILLMAN SPEAKS
The Senator Declarea That if Corrup?
tion is Not Extradicatecl He Will
Stump the State to Kill tne System.
Greenville, S. C., Special.-The South
Carolina Legislature has got to reor
ganize the dispensary and make it de
cent, declares Senator B. R. Tillman,
or, says he, "I'll stump the State to
kill it." Outside of that, which remark
he had made in effect before, there
were no startling revelations or sen
sational uttei anees in the senator's
speech at Greenville. Many of the
crowd who had come from afar were
somewhat disappointed that the sen
ator refused to "cuss" for publication,
and that his pitchfork lay so placidly
and peacefully up against the door of
the crib of mildewed forage which he
might have turned over. However, the
crowd had already got wind of a let
ter he had written on the dispensary
and that was pronounced sufficiently
warm for a fourth of July speech, so
.they were in a sense appeased.
The speech itself was a calm, dispas
sionate, impersonal, wholly good hu
mored and most un-Tillmanic perform
ance, supposedly dealing with the cot
ton situation, but really dealing with
nothing. The crowd laughed with him
and enjoyed his fascinating presence,
but very few seemed to think he was
making a speech. Occasionally some
fellow in the crowd would try to get
up a little enthusiasm by yelling,
"That's right, Ben; give 'em hell," at
which everybody, including Tillman,
Upon the advice of President Harvie
Jordan, of the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation, the Fourth of July was cele
brated in Greenville by a grand rally of
farmers. A telegram was read by Mr.
G. H. Mahon, mayor of Greenville,
from Theodore H. Price, giving it as his
belief that in view of an expected crop
of not much over 10,000,000 bales, cot
ton "will immediately go to 12 cents
a pound and stay there." This, together
with the rise in the past few days, was
sufficient to insure the good humor of
the crowd and an enthusiastic atten
tion to anything which was meant to
"whoop them up" or "pat them on
About 2,000 people heard the speeches
out in a grove, down ii), a hollow, away
off in the woods, where you could get
only by walking a mile from the fur
thest end of the car line or paying
the traditional quarter for hack fare.
Yet people went, even a goodly number
besides those who heard the speeches,
for barbecues, picnics, horse races, base
ball, were among the festivities of the
Fourth. Tho Piedmont fair grounds
was the place. The speaking began at
about 1 o'clock and lasted till 3: 30.
At the close Mr. R. Mays Cleveland
presided over the meeting. After a
brief speech stating the object of the
meeting he introduced Senator Tillman.
Next followed Mr. E. D. Smith, after
these two regular speeches, Mr. G. H.
Mahon, mayor of the city, addressed
the crowd a few mnutes. Then fol
lowed Mr. J. T. Johnston, Member of
Congress from that district. Then, af
ter a little impromptu collection for the
association from which about a hat full
of nickles was realized, the meeting
SENATOR TILLMAN'S SPEECH.
Senator Tillman, after a few pleas
antries about the crowd, the occasion
and thc weather, and after declaring
that this was not the time or the place
for him to make political utterances,
starter in to talk to tbe farmers as
farmers. "We are not here as citizens
of the United States, but as farmers,"
he said. He spoke first of the Southern
Cotton Association and said that while
he was willing to concede that it had
done some good in helping on an agita
tion, he did not think it could rightfully
claim au the credit for the present rise
in the price of cotton. He said: "Tom
Smith, Bill Johnston, John Williams,
and the others saw something was
wrong, so they joined the cotton asso
ciation and went to resolving and re
solving, and resoluting and resoluting,
but Old King Grass was the man who
came along and choked the cotton out.
That's what raised ih.e price." Then
he added, amidst the hilarity, "So Prov
idence takes care of its own."
Senator Tillman ambled on, appar
ently somewhat at a loss what to talk
about. Some one suggested corn, "I've
got the best corn crop in South Caro
lina; I don't care who he is."
..you ain't seed mine, ls you?" cried
a tall, hearty-looking man in broad
brimmed straw hat. Thc Senator
laughed,' so did the crowd. "No, I
haven't seen yours," he said.
-'"Well, you come up to Chick Springs
and lemme show you some sho miff
corn as is corn/' said the man.
Even if the speaker had had a set
speech .to make, he could uot have
made it in that crowd, for some one
was constantly trying to side-track him
into politics or something in which he
might have occasion for his pitchfork.
He did finally touch just a little upon
the dispensary and his "former friend,
John L. McLaurin," though very little
about the latter, saying, with a laugh,
"De mortuis nil nisi bonum." He sr.id '
McLaurin was dead, even if he did
manage to get his many speeches these
days in the newspapers.
But speaking of the present move
ment and politics, he compared it with
the former farmers' movement in South
Carolina. "These newspaper men," he J
said, "think they smell fire whenever
the farmers begin to organize." The
crowd laughed boisterously when he
explained the difference between thc
two movements, saying "that other
movements years ago was quiet differ
ent. We openly declared then that we
were going into the swim, and we went
in. They said we would get into deep
water. We did get into deep water,
and we drowned more politicians than
any fellows that ever went a-fishing."
About the dispensary Senator Till
man said the time and place to settle
any is..ues on that score would be the
next Democratic primary. The Legis
lature, he said, had been tampering
with the dispensary, and he indicated
very clearly that he thought somebody
had got it into somewhat of a mess,
for, speaking of it, he said, "We've
got to clean this thing. If necessary put
it in a pot and scald it. If we can't
do that, I say kill it." He made it
very clear that when thc next election
comes around and the people are elect
ing another Legislature to clean the
dispensary, he would be on hand. 'TU
be a candidate." he said, "unless my
health fails. I'll meet the men who
manage the dispensary face to face, as
I've always done." He said, too, that
he would do this in the same old way,
saying. "I have always called a spade
a spade and a thief a thief, and I
haven't got a forked tongue or been
lulled completely to sleep up there in
Washington." Then he declared again:
"The Legislature has to re-organize it
and make it decent or I'll stump the
State to kill it. They've got to make it
clean or they've got to let it go. That's
$1,000,000 Relief Fund.
Louisville, Ky., Special.-It is the rn
tention of the executive committee OE
ministerial education and relief of th<
Southern Presbyterian Church to raak?
the $100,000 gift of an Atlanta citizen
the neuclus of an endowment fund of t
quarter of a million dollars for minis
terial relief. The committee has hac
.for a long time $25,000 intended foi
this purpose, and since the donation o
$100.000 was received, several largt
contributions have been sent in. Thi
name of the donor is withheld.
SAVED BY A MfiiACLE.
Bicyclist, Riding in the Dark, Missev,
Death by a Hair.
Some years ago I had an escape
that seems almost incredible. I had
been for a long bicycle ride, and was
returning home very late at night. It
was pitch dark, jud, to make matters
worse, my lamp had burnt out, and,
being of a reckless nature, I continued
to pedal along swiftly. All of a sud
den I felt myself bouncing about as
if I was on a spring board. The mo
tion stopped after a few seconds, and
? alighted and struck a match. The
scene horrified me. I had crossed a
corner of a quarry on some planks
that were laid across for the men to
wheel over. Had I swerved a hair's
breadth I should have been dashed to
atoms. I dare not ride again that
night, but sat down on a stone and pa
tiently awaited daybreak, when I
found that, instead of keeping to the
highway, I had entered through a
gateway that led direct to the quarry.
I could not have accomplished the.
feat of riding over that bridge by day
light if offered a thousand pounds, and
the incident so unnerved me that I
have never ridden a "bike" since.-<
C. R. F. in London Answers.
WATCH TWELVE YEARS EXPOSED
Found Among Some Brush-The
Hands Rusted Off.
Frederick Wolfinger of Oxford, War
ren county, found among the brush a
few days ago a gold watch anJ chain,
says a dispatch from Orange, N. J.
About twelve years ago Nicholas
Lompshire lived near the place, ami
his daughter, who was then 14 years
of age, got as a birthday present from
him a gold watch and chain. One day
while in search of chestnuts she lost
the gift. A vain search for it fol
lowed. When Mr. Wolfinger found
the timepiece the other day he took it
to Mr. Lompshire, who lives on Bel
videre avenue, Oxford. Mr. Lomp
shire identified the watch. The hands
had been rusted off and the works
were in bad condition from dampness,
but the case was in excellent condi
tion. Mr. Lompshire has sent the
watch and chain to his daughter, who
is now Mrs. Eveline Buckland, the
wife of William S. Buckland, a manu
facturer of Heading, Pa.
A Nightingale School.
In Russia, when a person happens
to possess a nightingale which is a
good singer, the bird is made a sort
of teacher of music to others of his
kind in the neighborhood. Many Rus
sians seem to be in the habit of keep
ing pet nightingales; and the neigh
bors bring their cakes to the owner
of the finest one, that thc inexperien
ced birds may listen to the singing of
their master. The birds are reported
as keeping quiet and listening intent
ly. Then after awhile they venture a
note or two, then another, and anoth
er, till they have caught the song and
can go through with it. It is said that
the nightingale sits in apparent medi
tation, as if inwardly rehearsing and
then bursts out into song.
WASHING KNIVES RIGHT.
Never put the handle of knives in
to the water, for thus the handle
would be discolored and the blade
loosened. Instead, dip each blade in
to hot water with soda and dry
it at once. Another method is
to have a large tin or basin
with a tin or wooden cover. In
the cover slits are cut, through which
the blades of the knives pass to the
water, while their handles rest on
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If you have offensive pimples or erup
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Botanic Blood Balm cures all malignant
blood troubles, such as eczema, scabs and
scales, pimples, running sores, carbuncles,
scrofula. Druggists, 61 per large bottlo, 3
bottles ?2.50, G bottles ?05, oppress prepaid.
To prove it cures, sample of Blood Balm
sent free and prepaid by writing Blood Balm
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medical advice sent in sealed letter.
The OlcleMt Nurse In Coorain.
Mrs. S. E. Kennedy, one of thc oldesf .jd
best known nurses in Georgia, stale:, that
in all her experience with bowel troubles
and children teething, Dr. Biggers' Huckle
berry Cordial ie the best remedy.
Sold by all Druggists, 25 and 50c. bottle.
1 otr- of men who figure on schemes to
maire millions would be surprised to
find themselves in possission of $5 in
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Dr. E. H, KLINE, Ltd. ,931 Aron St., Phila., Ba.
Alcohol is cominc: into considerable use
for illumination in Prance.
Une Allen's Foot-Hann.
It Is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting,
Tired, Aching, Hot, SwoatinK Feet,Corns and
Bunions. Ask for Alton's Foot-Ease, apowdor
to be chaken into the shoe3. Cures while 70a
walk. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25o.
Don't accept any substitute. Sample sent
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A librarian declares there are more than
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, soften the gums.reduces inflamma
tion.allays pain,cures wind colic, 25c.a bottle
Jn 1750 diamonds were sold in Europe at
$40 a carat
Plso's Cureoannot be too highly gpokenot
aaa cough cure.-J. W. O'UBIEN, 322 Third
Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6,1900.
The German flag was first unfurled in
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Now York truly Proves That Every Wo
man May Have It by Usine
Mrs. R. Reichenberg, wife of the well
known jeweler, of 146 Fulton St., New
York, says: "1 had a friend who was just
ly proud of her complexion. When asked
what gave her such a brilliant and love
ly complexion, she replied, 'A healthy
woman can be sure of a fine skin if she
will do as 1 do, use plenty of Cuticura
Soap and water.' She insisted that 1 fol
low her example, which I did with speedy
conviction. 1 find that Cuticura Soap
keeps the skin soft, white and clear, and
prevents redness and roughness."
Odds and Ends.
Honeysuckles and the sweet girl
graduates bloom simultaneously.
More women would go in for vocal
culture if they could buy things for a
After singing the boy to sleep a wo
man proceeds to talk her husband to
About the only fault the average wo
man has to find with her past Is that
it's too long.
During the courtship a young man is
never out of danger till the girl says
"No" three times.
Back aches all the time. Spoils your
appetite, "wearies the body, worries the
mind. Kidneys cause it all and Doan's
Kidney Pills relieve
and cure it.
H. B. McCarver,
of 201 Cherry St.,
Portland, Ore., in
spector of freight
foe the Trans-Con
tinental Co., says:
"I used Doan's Kid
ney Pills for back
acbe and other
symptoms of kid
ney trouble which
lind annoyed me for
months. I think a
cold was responsi
ble for the whole
trouble. It seemed to settle in my kid
neys. Doan's Kidney Pills rooted it
out. It is several montis since I used
them, and up to date there has been no
recurrence of the trouble."
Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by all
dealers price 50 cents per box. Fos
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Those who have found the summer
vacation problem a difficult one, from
thc standpoint of economy, will find
some practical suggestions in the
chapter on "Cooperative Housekeeping
at the Scachoce," by Is'abel Gordon
Curtis, in the August Delineator. The
matter is gone into in detail, and facts
and figures demonstrate the advan
tages of the scheme. Other features
Gf the magazine, which appeal partic
ularly during hot weather, are "Cold
Tit-Bits for Hot Days," pictured and
described, and a variety of seasona
ble recipes in cookery under the ti
tles, "A Dozen Fresh Fruit Pies."
"Tartlets," and "Iced Deliciousness."
Summer fashions and reading com
plete the numbtr, which is unusually
interesting and attractive.
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troubled with ills peculiar to
their sex, used as a douche is marvelously suc
cessful . Thoroughly cleanses, kills disease germs,
stops discharges, heals inflammation and local
soreness, cures leucorrhoa and nasal catarrh.
Paxtine is in powder form to bc dissolved inpure
water, and is hr more cleansine;, healing germicidal
and economical than liquid antiseptics for ail
TOILET AND WOMEN'S SPECIAL USES
Tor sale at druggists, 50 cents a box.
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you cannot spend years and do!
buy the knowledge required bj
cents. You want them to pay 1
them as a diversion. In order to handle
thine; about them; To meet this want w<
of a practical poultry raiser for (Only 2i
a man wno put ?ill his mind, and time, a
en raisin)?-not as rt pastime, but as a btu
ty-iiye yen rs" work, you can save many C
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Poultry i'jJ-d ts soon as lt appears, and h
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the great Skin Cure, for preserving,
purifying, and beautifying the skin,
for cleansing the scalp of crusts,
scales, and dandruff, and the stop
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3 havo recommended them tn all my friends an4
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t care for our opinion, but
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roof of merit, than the
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! ever increasing popularity?
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i as pure and clean as when
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D POULTRYMEN1 -
iA?tN MONFY If yo? Sive them help,
iiunjci You cannot d0 thft
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liars learning by experience, so you must
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:heir own way even if you merely keep
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