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JOB WORK.
THIS OFFICE
IS THE
PLACE TO
BRING IT TO
IK YOU
WANT STYLE.
TO TdlNE OWN SELF BK TRUE AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY, THOU OANS'T NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN.
WY JAYNE8, SIIELOU, SMITH ?5 STECK.
"WAIiIf ALiLtA? SOUTH CAROLINA, APRIL 27, lSOO.
NEW SERIES, NO. 00.-VOLUME Ii - NC. IT.
I rai y. C. V. REUNION.
ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THE CERE
MONIES AND THE GREAT PARADE.
Tho Old Confodoratcs Will Have a Royal Thoo
in tho Old City hy thc Sea.
Tho following order haw boon issued
from tho headquarters of tho South
Carolina Division, United Confede
rate Veterans :
General Oidor No. 41.
I. Tho genornl order for the parado
on May 10, 1800, at tho limo of the
reunion of the United Confederate
Veter.0...? at Charleston is transmitted
for the information of all comrades
of thc division.
'2. Tho division will form on tho
cast side of Meeting street, facing
west, tho right of the First Brigade
resting on St. Michael's alley, tho
tho right of tho Second Brigade rest
ing on Tradd street, at il o'clock
punctually. Thc various camps will
form earlier at hours as fixed by their
commanders, so as to bo in their bri
gade position nt 3 o'clock.
'.\. The commander of thc division
having boen appointed chief marshal
of tho parade, Gen. AsL.iry Coward,
senior brigade commander, will com
mand tho South Carolina division.
Col. Zimmerman Davis, tho senior
colonel, will command tho First Bri
gade. ?
4. A call has been made from (len.
Gordon asking that ns many historic
Confederate battle flags as possible
bo brought and used on the parade.
Tho bearers of these Hags will report
to Col. Fd ward McCrady on South
llattery, opposite Meeting street. As
a special guard of honor to such lings,
all thc members of any command of
which thc battle flag was the colors,
will parade with their colors and not
witli their camp. They will report
to tho bearer of their colors on South
Battery, opposite Meeting. For ex
ample, if the Hag of tho first South
Carolina Regiment of Volunteers is
on the parade, all the survivors of
that regiment will parado with the
colors tts a special guard of honor.
Ko with the Hag. of other commands.
It is desired to give thu highest dig
nity and honor to these, worthy
emblems of Southern valor.
ft. The Mexican Veterans of the
Palmetto Regiment having been in
vited to join tho parade, will, under
tho command of Col. J. D. BInnding,
form between the t vo brigades of
the South Carolina J '?vision.
0. Thc commander desires lo say
to the comrades of tho division that
he hopes cudi I ligado, regiment and
camp of the division will appoint a
sponsor and her maid of honor, find
assures them that they will be wel
comed to Charleston and to the
reunion. Appoint tho descendants
Good Goo
I do not try to
Goods in town, bi
give the Best Valu<
and to please e very
This week I h
REMNANT SUMI
offer at a Sacrifice.
Come and look J
pleasure in showing
1ST
Respec
M
Livery, Feed an
of soino veteran to these oilieos and
euoourage tho rising gonorntion to
revere tho oauBO wo fougiit for and
ennoble tho memory of thoso who
laid down their liven for tho South
ern Confederacy. Wo want tho dear
giri; with us at all snell gatherings,
and they will always find a warm
place in thc hearts of ovory truo vot
era?).
7. Tho comrades of tho division
will assemble nt their headquarters,
Market Mall, Meeting street, at 0
o'clock Wednesday morning, May
10th, when their sponsor and her
maids of honor will bo presented to
thom.
8. The comrades will register at
tho South Carolina headquarters,
Market Hall, Meeting street, where
they will receive their delegates and
veteran badges. Delegates will there
present their credentials and rcceivo
tho badges, which alone will enable
them to bo admitted to that part of
tho Auditorium reserved for dele
gates.
One or more str.ff oflicers of tho
division will be at division headquar
ters from 12 M. to 10 P. M., May ll,
and from tl A. M. to 12 M., May 10,
to issue badges and give any other
information for too comfort and
pleasure of comrades.
0. The following changes on tho
division staff arc hereby announced,
and the new members com missioned
will be obeyed and respected accord
ingly : Lieut. Col. It. W. Shand,
Judge Advocate General, having
resigned, Lieut. Col. J. Fuller Lyon
has been appointed to succeed him.
Two of the aide?, Majors N. Ingra
bani llasell and U. K. Brooks, hav
ing also resigned, Majors li. II.
Sparkman and S. Rood Stoney have
been appointed to take their places.
C. IUVINK WALK int,
Com. S. C. Div. IT. C. V.
JAM KS G. I loi.M i:s,
Adjt. Cen., Chief of Staff.
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Do Not Bo Fooled
With thc idea that any preparation
your druggist may put up and try to sell
you will purify your blood liko Hood's
Sarsaparilla. This medicino has a repu
tation-it has earned its record. It is
prepared nuder tho personal supervision
of educated ph ar maoists who know tho
nature, quality and medicinal el?ect of
all the ingredients used. Hood's Sarsa
parilla absolutely cures all forms of
blood disease when other medicines fall
to do any good. It is tho world's great
spring medicine and the ono truo blood
purifier.
More rice has been planted in the
Lexington "Folk" than ever before
and rico mills have boon put up at
Chapin-and Inno. This is an exam
ple worthy of wide emulation. Up
land rice is one of tho best
crops our people can plant. livery
farmer should haven patch of it.
The State,
ip Goods,
IT
ds Cheap
sell the Cheapest
it it is my aim to
e for your money
customer,
ave a small lot of
/IER LAWNS to
at them. We take
; our Goods.
tfully,
d Sale Stable.
THE MM OF HONOR.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD
ANNUAL SESSION.
Mr. J. W. Todd, of Seneca, Was Eloctod
Grand Dictator.
That grand old brotherhood and
fraternal or 1er that baa bound to
gothor so many homes throughout
this Stato by its mutual protection
and by its great good offered and
extended has just oloscd its 2Bd an
imal session in tho city of Columbia.
Tho Grand Lodgo of Knights of i
Honor, for tho jurisdiction of South '
Carolina, WSB in session two days 1
considering thu work of tho past
year and devising ways and means ,
for tho propagation and extension of
its groat benefits.
Though tho past year has boon ono 1
of unusual business depression and
financial embarrassment, there was
found to bo no material decreaso in
its membership, while Homo lodgoB (
have had largo accessions. ,
The extension and propagation of I
tho order has boon put into tho
hands of an advisory board, which is
composed of the ,'rand trustees, who
at a glance will bo seen to be men of
brains, sound judgment and business
ability.
The sum of $1,200 was placed at 1
the disposal of thc advisory board to
use for the good and also for tho ex- j
tension of tue order.
The sum of $2f> was given to as
sist the Columbia Lodge, No. 860,
by reason of its lato misfortuno in
hoing burnt out of its home.
Other schemes for the assistance
of the distressed were heartily
adopted.
It was the delightful pleasure of
the Grand Lodge to have tho Su
preme Dictator, J. W. Gohccn, of
Philadelphia, with them during the
latter part of the session. In mak
ing an address before tho body, Mr.
cioheen told them that in tho su
premo jurisdiction, which is com
posed of every State in these United
States, every beneficiary has been
promptly paid. Throe million nine
hundred thousand dollars havo been
distributed during the year, and tho
families of nearly 1,900 deceased
brothers have in this same period
dad hearts lightened and homes
brightened by tho swift messenger
>f fraternal love from tho Knights
>f Honor. ICight thousand now
nombers have been admitted since
ran nary 1, 1898; thc death rate and
,he average agc of membership have
.hereby been reduced, tho former by
ibout 100 in number, reducing also
he percentage of deaths by some
thing moro than ono per thousand.
The present membership is 88,000.
rho Gxpense of administration is tho
(inst of all ordors of liko numbers
md volume of business transacted.
Texas has added 1,000 members
ince September, and other States
iro coming right up besido the Lono
J tar.
Thirty-four thousand death claims
lave boon paid 5 sixty-six million
loll.irs have been dispensed to ro
ieve the distressed widows and or
ihans throughout the land.
Tlie following aro tho standing
omrnittoes and officers elootod and
nstalled to servo for tho ensuing
'ear :
Past Grand Diotator-W. A. Tem
?loton, Abbevillo,
Grand Dictator-,T. W. Todd,
?cueca.
G mud Vice Dictator-M. F. Kon
icdy, Charleston.
Grand Assistant Dictator-J. J.
/onion, Well ford.
(hand Reporter--L. N. Healy,
Columbia,
Grand Treasurer-J. T. labort
ion, Abbeville.
Grand Chaplain-A. Buist, Black
ville.
Grand Guide-J. IL Lewis, Andor
lon.
Grand Guardian-John B. Bonnor,
'eh/or.
Grand icntinel -John Konncdy,
Sdgcfiold.
Grand Trustees-J. G. Tompkins,
?Cdgefiold } H. C. Mose?, Sumter) 1).
\. Smith, Walhalla,
Haprcsentatlvo to Supreme Lodgo
or two years-J. W. Todd.
Alternate to Supreme Lodge for
.WO years-L. N. Zealy.
[''?nance Committee-N. VV.
Trump, VV. 1*. Anderson, J. O.
Lucid.
Laws and Supervision Committco
-C. A. p. Waller, P. IL Water*, O,
j', (juattlebaiun.
After a very. pleasant and alto
gether harinonious session, tho in.om
)ors went hack to their firesides and
l?verai lodges fooling ft just pride in
,ho work of tho vear. and with a ro
than over to oxort thoiuselves to pro
sent tho claims of tho ordor to moro
people and induoo them to Book that
pvotootiou which ihe order has for
moro than a quarter of a century ox
tended to tho people of this coun
try.
Tho Grand Lodgo adjourned to
moot in tho city of Columbia tho
third Wednesday in April, 1900, in
its 24th annual session.-Columbia
State, April 21.
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STATR OK OHIO, ('ITV OK TOI.KOO, I
LUCAS COUNTY, j '
Frank J. Chnnoy makos oath that ho is
tho Ronior partnor of tho firm of F. J.
Ohonoy it Co., doing hilliness in tho City
of Toledo, County and Stato aforesaid,
und that said firm will pay tho sum of
Ono Hundred Dollars foi each and
ovory e?.so of Catarrh that cannot bo
anrod by tho uso of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
PKANK .1. Oil KN RY.
Sworn to hoforo mo and subscribed in
my prosonco, tills 0th day of Docembor,
A. I). 1880.
~- A. W. GI.KASON,
< SKAT. >
? v^-v-? ? Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken internally
md acts directly on tho blood and mil
lions surfaces of tho system. Send for
testimonials, froo.
F. J. Cn KN KY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 7">o.
Hall's Family Fills aro tho best.
Union Mooting.
Tho following is tho programmo of tho
union mooting of tho lower district of
tho Heaven! am Association:
Piuco--South Union,
Time-Fifth Sunday and Saturday ho
foro of this month.
Introductory sormon by Dov. J, R.
liarlo; alternate, Hov. W. W. Loathers.
First quory: "What is tho Dildo plan
af raising church oxponscs?" Discussed
by J, W. Boardon and Hov. J, M. Mc
Quire.
2d. "What aro some of tho ovidonccs
af a rogoncrato life?" Discussed by Hov.
II. M. Allon and Hov. A. P. Maret.
Devotional exorcises on Sunday morn
ing by Hov. H. W. Nelson.
Missionary sermon by Uov. II. M.
Allen. A. P. MAIUCT,
M. C. BARTON,
Committee
A torpid liver causes depression of
spirits, indigestion, constipation, head
ache. Uso Dr. M. A. Simmons' Liver
Medicine, to stimulate that organ.
To Closo at 7 O'clock.
Wc, tho undersigned merchants of tho
town of Walhalla, do hereby ag reo to
aloso our rospoctlvo placos of business
hiring tho summer months at 7 o'clock
aach afternoon, beginning May 1st and
anding Soptombor 1st, Saturdays and
pay-days at tho factory oxcopted. It is
agreed and understood that ibero shall bo
10 sales by side door or otherwise. In
MISO of failure to comply with tho torms
af this agreement by any ono, then this
apei shall ho binding on nono.
Vory respectfully,
J. W. Bhuknight, C. W. Pitchford Co.,
Sartor & Company, C. M. Nield,
las. I. Smith, J. C. Langston,
D.!L8ohun)aohor,Agt., C. G. Jaynos,
II, A. IL Gibson, W. II. Heeder,
I.. C. Craig, W. P. Nash,
11 C. Husch, Wilmot Smith,
Norman Company, I). Oolkers.
--4 ? ?--.
Used during expectancy, Simmons'
Squaw Vino Wino or Tablets oh cor and
itrongtben mothers, shorten labor and
oh confinement of its terrors.
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Won't Call Ont Voluntoors.
It is stated positively at tho war
leparttnent that tho provisional
may of 85,000 volunteers, authorized
>y tho law, will ho called out only as
i last resort. No such action is now
n contemplation, and it will bo
ivoidcd ns long ns possible. Tho
lope is expressed that there will bo
10 necessity for an increase of tho
irmy beyond the present limit of
?5,000, and army officials aro conti
lent of their ability to subjugate tho
filipinos with tho troops now in thc
ield and tho re-enforcements to bo
ont there from the regular army.
Whoa you ask for Dr. M. A. Simmons'
Jvoy Medicine, soo that you get it, and
mt some worthless imitation.
Lynching Now Costs $2,000.
Tho State Supremo Court bas
lied a decision which means that tho
aw against lynching will bo strictly
carried out, ^specially that olntiso
which provides that tho estate of tho
aarty lynched ol)all got #2,000 f rom
pi? county in which lie resided. Tho
leniston was filed by Justice Eugene
lt. Gary, the other three members of
tho Supromo Hench concurring,
C3 Jfo, fit KP O? 3?*. X A. *
BMTI tb? T9 K,N(L You Hats Mwars Bought
8,6,r &t#M%k
North Carolina Crops.
The North Carolina labor cominis
doner has prepared a statement show
ing the nverngo profit per aero of
ioventeon o? tho principal crops,
grown in tho SvftlPi Thu figures
Wp j Cotton ?6.02, wheat $1.97,
iorn $8.58, tobacco $20.97, sweet
potatoes $29.50, Irish potatoes
&28.U7: peanuts $2*1.28, sorghum
H0.86, hay *U.08, rico tl2.25, heans
(0.80, barley *9.fil, pous *5.07, broom
norn *8.l>0, ll ax *8.15, rye $2.98, oats
fl LONDON OPINION OF IB.
ONE OF THE MOST INFAMOUS WARS OF
MODERN TIMES.
Compares Aguinaldo to Washington and tho
Filipinos to tho Amorican Forefathers.
Thero is a passage it? tho Bible
which says that Joshurun waxed fat
and kicked-an indication that ovor
mu oh prosperity is not good for most
men. Nor is it good for nations, as
tho present condition of England and
tho United Stales shows. Two na
tions moro oaten up by greedy mate
rialism it would bo hard to (iud or to
imagino. Tho United States havo
on joyed im menso prosperity, tho pil
ing up of capital being moro rapid
than has ever boon known in tho his
tory of mankind. This realized capi
tal has mostly run into tho form of
hugo monopolies, whioh aro said to
amount to about .C800,00G,00U of our
???urey, and tboy aro growing every
day. Tho owners of these monopo
lies are determined to got within the
grasp of their operations every
square yard of torritory tboy can
secure. It is this fact which is really
responsible for one of tho most infa
mous of modern wars-thal now
being waged in tue Philippines.
Even England in her long blood
stained career has nover dono any
thing more outrageous than tho
Americans arc doing now in tho
Philippines. Consider tho facts.
Tho American people have never
declared in favor of thc war. No
vote has been taken, no sanction has
been given'o tho President for thc
wicked course hu is pursuing. The
Treaty of Paris sold the Filipinos to
tho Americans-to tho champions of
liberty-at the rato of two dollars a
head. But what right bad Spain to
do this in tho caso of men who at
tho very moment were in successful
revolt against her rule ? And what
right had America to mako tho dam
nable purchase when sho was pre
tending to go ne a liberator, whon,
as a matter of fact, she was actually
making uso of Aguinaldo, tho Philip
pine leader, to help her drive tho
Spaniards out of the islands? As
BOOTI as Spain was out thc President
of tho United States, without any
sanction or authority, wages war
upon tho Filipinos, burns-by the
hands of his soldiers-their towns
and kills by thousands a people
against whom no crime can bo al
leged, no charge be made, except
that they are doing precisely what
tho Americans themselves did last
century. If Aguinaldo is a rebel
and traitor, then Washington was
tho same. If Washington was a
noble patriot, then Aguinaldo is tho
same. And every Filipino who is
killed by the machine guns of tho
American troops ?B a murdered man,
murdered by the nation which prides
itself on its devotion to "'liberty."
Tho connection between this
abominable butchery in thc Philip
pines and tho big trusts which aro
being organized in America is clear,
rile trusts aro already tho real gov
erning power in tho United States,
Lhoy have ousted for tho timo tho
people from power, and they compel
Mo President to do their bidding.
Nobody will suspect poor, weak,
?jood-natured Mr. McKinley of wish
ing to shed blood. But ho is tho
loo\ of tho trusts, and tho trusts
bave made up their mind that these
islands aro important to their inter
ests. Important strategically, a-.id
important aB affording a useful
|umping-off placo for tho vast poten
tial trade of China, of which the
American trusts hopo to scouro in a
Few years the lion's share. It is tho
greed of trade which keeps the na
Lions armed, and which makes wars
in our time. Tho A.nericano are in
thc Philippines for the money they
think they can make out of il, and
for nothing else whatever. For that
they arc murdering people and de
stroying property, for that they aro
destroying the fundamental ideas ?*n
which thc Amcrioan Republic restj,
for that they aro setting tho ovil
BX ampio of robbery and war to tho
nations of Europe. Wo do not write
tn any pharisaical sense, for wo havo
just been doing tho samo thing in
tho Soudan. But then England is a
hardened offender, while America is
a new-comer in this field of blood.
It is a bad, a very bad, outlook, and
hore is worthy Air. Stead trying to
ipnko bia. continental penco friends
believe that it is tho Anglo-Saxon
race which is carrying forward tho
banner of peace and which is setting
BO good an example to houightod
Emopo, Wltai hypocrisy is all
that, 1 This, at least, may bo said
for tho European armies, that, sinco
great nations have long contermi
nous frontiers, thov must
But tho United States havo no fron
tier save tho ocean, no onomy whom
thoy noon* fear, and thoy have delib
erately gouo away six thousar.d
milos to rob a peoplo of thoir landa
and to shoot thom down if thoy dare
to resist.
Tho United States nro in that
porilous condition v?hon a froo na
tion ia on the vury edge of tho preci
pice which loads down to oligarchy.
Ono littlo push, and tho wholo move
ment of tho mighty mass may bo no
irresistible that no powor could stay
it. VVo aro glad to note that
tho best mon in tho United
States feel this, and that an ad
mirable appeal to tho pooplo
has been mado by loading states
men, labor leaders, literary mon and
otVors, pointing out tho dangora, and
asking tho people to agitato and
organise. Publio mcotings aro
already being held and men aro actu
ally saying in publio that they would
rather tako up arms and dio with
Aguinaldo than couquor with thc
Amorican troops. Tho latter, it is
reported, aro sick of thoir despicable
job, and the scoretary of tho Ameri
can Anti-imperialistic League reports
that not 10 per cont o:' tho people in
the uistriots ho has visited aro in
favor of annexing tho Philippines.
But a stronger movement will
havo to bo undertaken than has
yot boon thought of. Wo do not
hesitate to say that tho United States
aro moving toward violent revo
lution, and our hope is that what tho
rich men have meted out to tho Fili
pinos will be repaid to thomsolvos in
their own coin. Tho Presidential
election of next your will probably
bo the most tumultuous and momen
tous event of the century and .viii
aptly usher in its close.-Hoynold's
London Newspaper.
Mil- [
] TIRED OUF ?
? If tills 1? your experience, then your m.
fl blood la poor nnd thin and filled with W
jt impurities. Thoro ls imt ono euro. ?
Al You munt ?rot rid of nil theso poisons m
H in tho blood. Thoro la but ono remody IJ
Ayer*
hm
ll
It nwikoH tho lilood jmro and gives I?" I
now lifo and power. Tho starve*'
nerves aro better nourished. Your
bond cruses to aoho. Your brain
koona ch ur. You aro not obliged to
tofAn .i... .toy's wert; -au IU*5oat."
81.?K) li battle. All druggists.
J. C. AY Kit CO., Lowell, Mass.
Tho Cotton Situation.
Something Tho Stato has boon
trying to rub into tho farmors of
South Carolina for years now comes
from Liverpool via Washington
Tuo Post of that city quotes a vi
Lor, Mr. A. J. Klgood, connected
with ono of tho biggest cotton firms
of Liverpool, ns saying : "The Stato
of Texas is getting to be moro mid
more the dominant factor in tho cot
ton situation. In a very few years
from now sho will ho producing
?),000,000 bales per annum, or nearly
half of tho world's supply. Tho
Texas cotton, too, brings a highor
price in our markets than that grown
in the uplands of the Carolinas or in
Georgia and Alabama ; it is of longer
and stronger ?ber. Thoro seems to
lio hardly any limit to the supply
this big Stato cap furnish, but it is
always to bo borne in mind that
Toxas is in the semi-arid region, and
thoro is no predicting when a bad
drouth may como along and cut tho
crop down to nothing. Sooner or
lator it is probablo that tho older
cotton States, renli/.iii??, their inability
to compete with tho Southwest,
where tho planters have nothing to
expend for fertilizing their lands,
will bo forced to seek ?orno other
crop, for it costs at least ono cont a
pound more to raise cotton, wo will
say, in South Carolina than in Texas.
Tho difference ?CC???S nina", but it is
enough to impoverish ono and en
rich tho other." Paste that on your
grocory bills, farmors of South Caro
lina 1-Tho Stato.
CONSUMPTION . y>
Tho State of Alabama ?B about to
chango its mind on tho quootion of
holding a constitutional convention.
Tho convention had already boon
called j but tho understanding is that
tho Govornori will probably call an
extra Rost'ion ojf tho legislature for
tho purpoh?) of ropoaltng tho call for
THERE IS LOTS OF SUGAR IN IT-AN
INTERESTING TALK.
Tho Homc-Mndo Molassos Moro Valuablo
Than tho Imported Stuff.
Ten yours ugo tho sorghum cn.no
crop of this county Avas limited to a
fow widoly separated and straggling
patchcB. Thou thoro came quito a
boom in sorghum production, and
within five or six years tho farm
upon which there was not a patch
was an exception. Within tho past
fow years sorghum production has
again boor: on tho down grade.
That sorghum is an important
crop there is no reason to doubt, and
just why it doos not get the atten
tion it seems to deserve, is a ques
tion that would probably involve
considerable discussion. But it is
not altogether fair to lay tho blame
on the crop itself. Experience has
proved that sorghum is a vory useful
and profitable product, and thoro is
reason to believe that it is entitled
to considerably moro attention than
it has over gotton.
Mr. W. S. Wilkerson, of Hickory
Grove, is probably tho host informed
man in tho county on tho subject of
sorghum. Ile has boon giving this
product moro or less attontion for 26
years, has made hundreds of gallons
of molasses every year, and is ac
quainted with many valuable uses to
which tho cano can bo put. It was
largoly on account of his success with
sorghum that tho boom referred to
was due, and in a general way it is fair
to say that if thoro has been a con
siderable declino in production, it
has boon for moro than any other
reason because other pooplo have
not been so successful with tho crop
ns has Mr. Wilkerson. Thc bent
?vidence of this is that last year Mr.
Wilkerson planted moro sorghum
than ho evor planted before, and this
year ho will plant moro than ho
planted last yoar.
Tho fact that Mr. Wilkerson last
year established a sorghum-making
plant of a largo capacity has alroady
boon rolalod in The Enquirer. It is
also known that during last fall ho
mado an unusually largo quantity of
molasses, which ho has since been
selling at wholesalo and rotail.
Mr. Wilkerson was in Yorkvillo
last Tuesday, and tho reporter had a
short talk with him on the subject of
Borghuni. It was not understood at
tho time that tho result of tho con
versation was to bo published ; but
Mr. Wilkerson said some things that
struck the reporter as promising to
bo of interest and valuo to tho pub
lic, and it is on this ploa that ho
takes the liborty of repeating them.
"How did you come out with your
sorghum-making venture?" v/n? ono
ot thc questions that developed the
conversation.
"It was not altogether satisfac
tory," aaid Mr. Wilkerson. "That
is, wo had some bad luck. For in
stance, it was a remarkably poor Boa
8on for making cane-too wot. Wo
got started lato and had a groat
many othor disadvantages to con
tend with. But wo got several hun
dred dollars' worth of exporienoo,
among other things, that will stand
IIB in good stead in tho future"
"And do yc>- still think thoro is
something in tho sorghum business?"
"I know it. Wo learned that last
year ; although, as I said, wo did not
make any money. But I am moro
than ovor convinced that in the sor
ghum crop there is tho development
of av important industry.
"For instance, along with our ap
paratus we got what is called a sao
oharomotor. This is an instr union I
used to measure tho amount of
sugar or saccharine matter, in any
kind of syrup. Well, wo found that
in our cane juico tho sacchnrometcr
stood at 10. Our receipt for making
molasses dircots that tho juice bo
boiled down lo about 07 ; but we
think it bettor to boil to about 40.
Now, then, if you do not know what
that means, I'll givo you au idea.
Ono day, by way of experiment, wo
tested a good quality of com morotai
molassos from tho Rtoros with tho
n? icena rt one l or, and lound that thc
instrument stood at only 20. From
this you soo that thoro aro just 20
points moro sugar in our molafcflCB
than thoro aro in commercial mo
lasses. Ours, thoreforo. aro of that
POWDER
Ifcious and wholesome
MB CO., KEW Vofik. _
"But there is still another way to
look nt it. Although moro valuablo
than thc commercial molasses, wo
cannot got any moro for ours. Then
there ought to bo some way to util
izo that surplus sugar ; and if thoro
was enough cano raised in the coun
try, and enough molasses made, it
seems to mo that a market would
surely follow. In tho menntimo,
also, it scorns to mo that pooplo
should realize tho superiority of
molasses containing so much sugar
ovor molassos containing only 20
points of sugar, with tho balanoo
composed of glucose and Other inex
pensive substances that aro only
added to givo it volume
"But it is uot in thopo8siblo sugar
making properties that I am bae:ug
my confidence in sorghum. . It is a o
good thing oven without that. It.
can bo raised at a profit oven with
out tho slightest pretence of manu
facturo of any kind. But, of course,
it is not economy to stop short of
conversion into molassos. In tho
making up of molasses, ho wovor, I
find tho skh minga a valuable by
product. They aro oaten groodily
by hogs, and fatten tho animals rap
idly, provided they aro not fed in
too largo quantities at first. Then
tho pomaces aro also valuablo.
They aro good for uso in stopping
gullies in tho field, patching terraces,
and also for littering thq barnyard
for tho absorption of manure. In
cluding thoBo things, you can safely
put molasses making down as a pay-'
ing proposition."
Mr. Wilkorson wont on to Bay that
land that would make a half a balo
of cotton to tho acre, ought to make y
at least 100 gallons of sorghum, and
this is worth Thoro ought to
be not loss than six bushels of seed,
worth Bay &2 a bushol, making the
entire product of tho aero $87. Sor
ghum Reed, ho says, aro coming into
groat favor for sowing with poas.
The cano lifts tho peas off tho
ground, making thom oaaior to out,
and tho quality of tho hay is'greatly
improved by tho mixturo.-York
villo Enquirer, April 22.
W. F. Kawl, Now Brookland, S. C.,
writes: 1 lavo used Dr. M. A. Simmons'
Livor Medicino many yonrs, and considor
it tho best livor medicine made. I regard
it a mirado compared with/oilin's regu
lator.
Not Even if it Had Boon Dowoy, ?
A story is being told which serves
to illustrate tho Amorican charac
teristic of giving slight heed to rank
and placo ns against efficiency and
daring and supromo nohiovomont.
Tho story has to do with Mr. McKin
ley, and it rolates that while visiting
ono of tho camps during his recent
Southon! tour he chanced to bo stroll
ing about unattondod and sought to
pass a certain lino which was pa
trolled by a vigilant sentinol. The
sentinel promptly stopped him and.,
demanded tho countersign. "I don't
know the countersign," said Mr.
McKinley. "Thou you don't pass,"
said tho soldior. "But said Mr.
McKinley, "I am tho President, of
the Uuitod States 1" "I don't know
about that," ropliod tho importnrb
ablo sentry ; "but if you.':;;
got the countersign yo-,; j
by hero even ii you/'woro
Dowey himsolf !" /
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Dorangomonts of monstntaV fh'i$
produco miscarriage. Simmons' Si
Vino Wino or Tablots correct dor?nge?;
monts. r*^
Judge John B. Stone, of Kansas
City, is hoing sued for $8,000 for
having killed a tree which stands in
front of a neighbor's property. The
trco was especially valued by the
neighbor because of tho fact that it
was planted by her son, now de
ceased, but for Bomo unknown rea
son Judgo Stono bored a largo auger
bolo in it and filled tho cavity with
coal oil.
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Bmi th? A Ino Kind You Have AljWjfg Bought
.
At tho recont municipal olootion
in Boattio, Kansas, two tickets wero
in tho field, ono composed of womon
and tho othor of men. Mrs. Totten
was oleoted mayor, and Mr. Sholdon*
Mrs. Searchlight, Mrs. Smith, Mrs'i'
Killin and Mrs. Watkins to tho
council, whilo Miss O'N eal, for clerk,
won onsily. Tho womon drove their
own carriages through a blinding
anew storm, carty log voters to tho

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