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AN EDUCATIONAL ADDRESS.
A TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE ADDRESS
BY PRESIDENT HARTZOG.
?' THK SCHOLAR IN PRACTICAL LIPS."
"Proclaim tho Glad Tidings nf tho ' Gospel j
of Good Roads.' " I
Tho following it; n full synopsis of
tho annual address before tho liter
ary societies of Purumu Univ? uty,
which waa delivered hy President
Henry S. I tart zog, of Clemson Col
loge, on thc evening of .Juno 13th, in
Greenville, and ia worthy of hoing
read hy every citizen of the State :
Ladies and Gentlemen : I admit
that there is mindi truth in the popu
lar estimate of thc self-made man,
but I must protest against tho nar
row limitations of the definitions
usually given. Ordinarily wo think
of the self-made man ns one who has
not had the advantages of a college
education. There uro illustrious ex
amples of that type, like Franklin
anti Lincoln. Bu it remembered,
however, that there are self-made
men in tho college as well as out of
Ifivery college graduate of worth
to the world ia ix .self-made man. The
college is hut a moana to an end ; it
?H not a hopper to turn out pure meal
from all sorts of grain. The college
does not keep in atock an assortment
of hearts and brains for students who
are deficient in character and capac
ity. An eagle .setting on a goose
egg cannot hatch out an eagle. Put
a fool in the college incubator, warm
him with tho sympathetic glow of
cultured professors, and you will
hatch out a fool.
A college is a place of systematized
opportunity. The self-made man
out of college makes marvelous use
of limited opportunities. The self
made man in college makes use ol'
unlimited op, irtunitioa. Holli cross
the river- the one swims, and the
othor rides in a boat.
If it be true that self-made men
are found in the shades of thc col
lege campus as well as in the olliccs
of busy trade, the frown of the world
munt rest upon tho literary pedant,
and very justly. The pedant is the
literary miser. Ile stagnates because
he receives and does not give out.
His superannuated ideas are covered
with the cobwebs of antiquity. His
energy is expended in a vain endea
vor to prevent tho introduction of
new fangled inventions. The pedant
is repudiated by the public. Tho
world wants knowledge that can
walk. It hasn't time to dally with
tlie scholar in tho trundle bed. It
wants knowledge that will bless as
well as adorn humanity.
The scholar should be built and
shaped for practical lifo. I do not
mean that he must sacrifice profes
sional aims for industrial interests. I
mean that whatever vocation, avoca
tion, or vacation bo should have, los
knowledge should bo applied ina
practical way for tin betterment of
mankind. Ilia thee l ies should Ix:
projected into practice. Curt?a has
well said that the s'diolar is first of
all :i public conscience. I echo that
sentiment. Princip?is aro few but
thc manifestations are infinito. It.
requires very often ix wide horizon of
thought to sec tim underlying princi
ples of a course of action. This is
thc recognized function of the scho
lar. Thc scholar is a monitor for
the public, conscience. Sometime.!
party zeal may cause the public to
put policy before honesty, butin the
long run the right will prevail if the
the acholar is true to his duties and
to his right.
Under every shoulder of every
scholar rests a sacred responsibility.
A, fragrant inllucncc is diffused from
bia diploma. That diploma is an
escutcheon on which ia emblazoned
thc fact that the scholar belongs to
thc aristocracy of brain und charac
ter-the only aristocracy worth be
longing to. It is n sincero ,.nd sel
fish accommodation because each
professor when singing it had his
own reputation at stake. A young
man should be content with nothing
loss than a full diploma. A man who
begins tho voyage of lifo with a di
ploma stands out like a warship
with machinery overhauled, bunkers
full of coal, with good chart and
pilot and with a magazine full of
Launched into practical life thc
grad?alo has adapted himself to
new conditions. Tho logic, of cir
cumstances compels him to divide
l is lime botwecn clients and books.
Sometimes in tho skirmish for bis
cuits ho forgets books and degene
rates into a scramble for dirt and
dollars. It is between tho Scylla cf
biscuits ami Charybdis of books that
I tho practical man must sail. Ho
comos in oloso touch with tho practi
cal side of lifo. Ho becomes to that
extent a. public man.
Let ns pauso for a definition of
public men and publio lifo. I do not
moan tho mero politician. Publio
aafoty <! ios not Romand that overy
! college graduate shall itriko a t?ail
for tho marble ball of Washington.
Nor do 1 moan by publio lifo that
tho graduates should tako up ono of
tho squalled professions -law, medi
cine, teaching, proachinj;.
Many of our cotonou schools
would be better off if thc t^vder grad
antes, wno me teaching ns a stopping
atone to aomcthing higher or who
aro teaching to bridge tho chasm be
tween commencement day and mat
rimony, wore chloroformed off to a
By publio mon I mean mon who
take a lively and intelligent interest
in mattera thnt concern tho public
good. Happy is that .community
that baa ono wide-awake, energetic
man who ia willang to take thc initia
tive in every enterprise that tends to
elevate tho people and improve tho
Learning ia an arsenal stocked
with dangerous weapons. The stu
dent storms that arsenal to secure a
sword of offence and an armor of
defence. If tho assault ia successful
vhat uso will tho student make of
thc weapons ?
That depends upon tho spirit ani
mating his efforts. He may usc that
sword to wound and exterminate
error, or he may uso it to slab bia
own guardian angel. Educated
character, therefore, is tho ultimate
object of education. Thc systemati
cal man carries a dictionary under
one arin and a Bible under tho other.
Ile unites in himself thc body ot
Sampson, the brains of Socrates and
tho heart of thc Saviour.
Education is at fault whoo it ed?
calos man beyond having a sympa
thetic interest in thc common expe
riences of daily life.
One question of primary import
ance that will confront UP for man}
years to conic is thc necessity foi
pure food legislation. Man is tin
only animal that poisons bia owt
food and drink. Of thc 88G article!
of diet in daily uso 255 aro ad tilter
ated. The frying pan claims mon
victims every year than were killoe
in tho battle of Gettysburg. Ad ul
teration, misbranding, substitutioi
and imitation exist to an alarming
extent to tho detriment of health
business and morals.
Suppose that tho housewife coub
demonstrate thc falsehood and docoi
represented in her pantry. She wouli
lind wheat Hour containing pen?
ground rice and soapstone. Macea
roui is pun- Hour whitened willi pip
clay. Powdered augur is glucose
Hour, clay and sand. Black poppe
may bc mustard husks, sand, brui
and rod clay. Cream of tartar i
strongly tinctured with phosphori
acid. Maple aprup is made of brow
sugar and maple bark.
Now a man has a legal right to en
dirt and all sorts of old trash if ll
wants to, but ho baa an equal rigli
to know \\? t ho is eating, and pa
for what he gets.
This wrong falls heavily upon ot
poor people whoso necessities comp?
them to buy cheap food and wh
haven't thc knowledge to prot?t
themselves. Our export trade
suffering from discredit thrown upc
What public, question surpassi
this in importance? Why teat
chemistry in colleges if a student
practical lif j does not make uso
the knowledge for thc benefit of li
Education should make a ni!
humane, gentle. What is tho men
lng of tho tenn "gentleman ?" If
means, as some have said, ono wi
does not work, tho difference betwei
a gentleman and a loafer is so e
quisitoly graduated that you ci
scarcely tell when! tho ono bogi
and the other ends. A gentleman
its derivative sense ia ono who
gentle. A gentleman scholar
practical lifo will oxcrt evory eff<
and bond every nervo toward bail
ing up a sentiment that will ma
tho world treat animals gently.
Wo cannot disregard tho qucsti
of improving our roads and high wa;
Ko1- years public attention has bc
focused upon tho building of ri
roads to tho neglect of our count
roads. As a result we have
America splendid railway systci
over which thc iron horse spei
with tho wings of the morning ; 1
our country highways have Ichnli
written upon overy milestone
trip through the country in the sn
mor is a journey of obstruction, <
struction and misconstruction.
(Continned on Pago 4.)
mara rc. JEFFRIES.
A. B. WILL3AM8, OF THE GREENVILLE
NEWS, SEES THE FIGHT.
JEFFRIES HOT DRANK OR USKD TOBACCO.
Tho Procoodings Givon in Detail- Hoad and
You Will bo Satisffod.
Well, I aaw it ; tho big tight I
moan, and them waa no fake about
it as far aa tho fighting waa con
cerned. KitzaimiuoiiH and Jeffries
both fought for keeps-no question
about that. When tho end came it
waa so quick it, waa like a dream.
Thero waa a mix ?ip and a slap of a
glove and Pit zsi minons wns standing,
banda dropped, knees bent, a gro
tesque, pitiful look of helplessness
on his face, lt was only for an in
stant. Before thc mind could com
prehend the Budden change from a
strong, intent lighting man to ?
weak defenceless one, Jeffrie's
right fist waa on his jaw ami he waa
down, doubled up on his right side,
an inert, limp body. It was a line,
exact illustration of those famous
linea of Brete I lari's :
"Ho smiled a kind of sickly
Smile and curled up on the Moor
And the subsequent proceedings
interested him no more."
Any light you sec in a horse lot
on a sales-day may seem faster than
this one, in a way ; that is, more
blows seem to bo tried. These big
lighters walk around and bluf) and
feint at each other and jump in an
out a long time. They plan a blow
and work and s?beme for it a minnie
ahead and then sometimes they miss.
But when they do go together it
is lightning work with lists, feet and
head, dodging, side-stepping, getting
in and getting away. After you
have seen it tho best horse, lot hilting
aeeina so slow as to bo ridiculous be
cause you see each blow or swing
our horse lot fellow makes, whereas
it is impossible for tho eye to follow
these mon's hands. You see a mixup
and hear a "slap, slap, slap, slap,"
faster than you can count and then
it'a a break away or a clinch. .Some
body ia hurt and you may see blood
or a red place on the body, but you
do not see more than one or two of
the blows land. That ia why there
is so much faking and contradiction
in reports of n lii^ht by rounds. It
is impossible for any man to follow
it with his eye. I sat at the side of
tho ring last night, right up at Jef
frie's corner and heard the export
light reporters dictating the story
round by round, minute by minuto
to men at their elbows with type
writers. I had nothing to do with
that part of it. I\l'y work was lo
write ti general descriptive story.
The experta all had different accounts
of what was going on right before
their oyes and I didn't agree with
any of them. My belief is that not
moro than a dozen solid blows landed
in the whole eleven rounds-but
they were corkers. A smash from
either of the two must be terrific
harder, I honestly think than a kick
from a horse. l'ut a four ounce
glove over a horse's hoof and I don't
beliovo he could hurt n bit more than
.Jeffries, whose arm is about as big aa a
horse's thigh and has fully as much
muscio in it. Ho is au enormous
man-'.?10 pounds and not an ounce
of it fat. The biggest men wo have
around our part of the country would
look puny, and the most active would
look awkward alongside him. Hf
never did hit Kilzsiminons with full
force. Some of his swinging blows
he aimed,' bringing bis list around
from behind his back, and which tho
other man dodged under, would, I
believe, have killed if they had
landed. The finishing crack was a
quick one swung from the right hip.
I am having variety enough-in
terviewed Minnie Sollgmnn one
wonk, attended a (pinker meeting
another, Spent several days with
Governor Roosevelt and wound up
at the biggest prize fight of the cen
tury. I am glad I saw that fight, ll
will give mo standing among sport
ing men and make them respect nie,
even when I am old and gabble, if I
live so long. But I felt sorry for
tho poor type-writers. They earned
their money hardly. Think of hav
ing to keep your (?yes on the key
board with ?i fight like that going
within ten feet of you and everybody
around shouting and enjoying him
Jeffrie- made about *|n,()0(> by
bia forty Mir minutes'work. With
out undue vanity 1 think I am con
siderably his superior intellectually.
I doubt if ho could write live lines
of good English to Hiivo his soul.
But I do not grudge him anything
or perceive any injustice or impro
priety in it. I know I couldn't stay
in a ring with Kit/.simmons two min
ules to Bavo my soul, and if I wns as
good nt my trade ns Jeffries is at his
[ might earn $40,000 ill forty-four
minutos, or nt least in years and
mouths of hard work and training
my mind as ho has trat nod his body.
Every man in his Une, and I respect
the man who is thc boss in whatcvor
ho undertakes to do. I know ho
can't be boss without work and pa
tience and self-den in) and courage.
As this is about a prize light, some
boys may read it, and they may
make a note of tho fact that Jeffries
has never tnstod liquor or tobacco
in bis lifo. Tho fact is, tho man who
intends to bo thc best man in tho
world physically must bc moral and
olean and abstinent, and ho must
work hard and suffer and deny him
self much, just like the man who in
tends to excel in any other business.
The boy who intends lo got olear of
and above and beyond thc common
run and general average in any trade
or profession must cut himself loose
from thc vices, big and small, of tho
common run and general average and
will have to work harder and deny
himself more than thc common run
and general average.
John Sullivan wrecked himself on
liquor, Jim Corbett, who is keeping
a big saloon in Broadway, and who
was happier over Pitzsimmon's fall
than anybody else, is a back number
for reasons which cannot bc printed,
and Fitzsimmons thought be could
bold his place and dissipate between
training times and found he couldn't.
By thc way, it is a carious com
plication of domestic ethics that
Martin Julian, Kitzsinnnon's backer
and most devoted friend, married
Pit /.simmons's divorced wife, while
Pitzsimmons married Julian's sister.
Tho prize lighting people aro almost
as bad in point of morality as New
Julian is a fat little fellow and ho
was nearly frantic last night-com
mitted a palpable foul in the tenth
round, which I see nono of thc news
papers mention, by running around
outside thc ropes and showering
water on Pitzaimmons as he lay in
tho ring, knocked down but not yet
If t his ls ymir ?x por lonco, tlicn your
blood is |mbr ?uni thin and lilli il wit li
i i > 111111 i t ii-M. 'l'licro ls lint ono euro.
Von must cot rlil of ?ill thoms poisons
in tin. blood. '1'I ic ro is nut ono romody
Vast Prolils In Standard Oil.
Denver I'ost : According to thc
Standard Oil Company's sworn state
ment in tho hands of tho Attorney
'louerai of Ohio, a barrel of refined
:>il oosls that concern just twenty
cents, or two-liftbs of a cent a gal
lon. In that cost is included raw
material, treatment and the expense
r>f refining the oil. Prom thia it
would appear thal some one is mak
ing an outrageous profit by charging
the consumer twenty cents a gallon
for an arl ide which costs but two
lift hs of a cont to manufacture.
With each gallon thc consumer pays
for tho manufacturing of a burrel.
Tho oil could be produced and de
livered at two cents a gallon in any
part of tho United States, and if
nob! at live cents a gallon would
bring au immense profit.
\V. T. Davis, Ruby, S. C., writes: Dr.
M. A. Si in mons' Liver Medicino cures
pains in back, and that "out of sorts"
tiled feeling. I think it four limes ns
strong as /edin's and Ulack Draught.
Kor s;de by Dr. J. W. hell.
(lovelnor MeSwonoy has adopted the
plan of referring I ? ? tho county delega
tions all requests for the ottering of re
wards in casca of arnon and minor of
fenses. Ko found upon entering upon
his duties that his offlCi was flooded
with petitions of this kind and wisely
decided to refer tho requests to tho mon
on tho ground who know host.
flours tho /) llT Ki'"' ^u Havo Always Boup.hl
Tho highest point to which man
can ascend without his health being
very seriously affected is 10,500 feet.
THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE STONE
ROADS OF NEW JERSEY IS DIVIDED.
THK STATK Ali) SYSTEM OF MAKING ROADS.
Thu Farmer Should Bear a Just Proportion
of theil Cost, but Not Moro.
With all tho advance, of thought
in tho direction of bettor highways,
there aro still many who bcliovo that
their coat must necessarily fall upon
tho agriculturist. Just aa tho farmer
was i .he pioneer settler in most of
tho States, so bc baa been thc pioneer
road builder. At Ilia town meetings
bc has determined where new ronda
shout 1 bc laid out, which of thuin
Bbould bc "worked" and improved,
and bow much of a tnx should be
expended upon each improvement.
As it waa left lo bim to plan this
important' work, so its expenso bas
rested almost entirely upon bia shoul
ders. Now that tho cry for macad
amized highways ia to bc hoard in
tho city and country alike, farmers
believe, aa a ride, that they arc to bc
called upon to build them.
This is wrong. Farmers have
enough in thc way of taxes to pay
without undertaking thc building of
elaborate gravel and atone roads. It
is unfair that such n burden should
bc added to their already heavy load.
Whatever may bc undertaken in thc
way of constructing permanent high
ways should bc done at thc expense
of those who arc to reap thc benefits.
True it is that thc savings in tho cost
of hauling crops would bc considera
ble, and that this saving would result
almost entirely to thc farmer. But
that ia no reason for asking bim to
pay tho cost of building such roads.
lie is not the only one to use them.
They servo to bring city people and
city products into thc country as
much as they servo to bring country
people and country products into thc
city. Tho merchant who baa busi
ness with thc fanner is t'.s much bene
fited through a good road to travel
over as is thc fanner who cornea to
town on business of any kind. Neither
is thu usc of roads limited to those
living tn thc vicinity, and travelers
from a distance share thc benefits
resulting from their inij rovemont.
It, would bc thc height of injustice,
therefore, to ask thc fanner alone to
stand thc cost of good ronda.
The proper division of tho coat of
good roads has been accomplished
through State aid. Thia is thc sys
tem by which the stone roads of Now
lersey have, been built. Thc fanners
in that State are so enthusiastically
favorable to thc extension of the
State aid system that it deserves lo
lie described. In the lirai pince,
under (he working of the State aid
system, no improvement ia under
taken except upon tin? petition of
?.bose residing upon the road to bc
unproved. When such a petition
tins been duly signed it is presented
Lo the county board, who proceed to
lave tho necessary drawings and
ipecificntions made. These aro then
presented to thc State Highway Com
missioner for approval.* lipon their
return by the Stale. Commissioner to
tho county officers they proceed to
idvcrtise. tho proposals to build thc
road. When thc contracta are let a
3opy of each contract must bo filed
with thc State Commissioner, who
thereupon appoints a supervisor of
construction, upon thc necommendn
tion of thc property-holders who
liavc petitioned for thc improvement.
This supervisor must give his whole
time, to the work and see that thc
conditions of tho specifications ami
contract arc carried out.
linder this State aid system thc
[jost of improvements ia divided
between thc State, thc county and
tho adjoining property, thc State
paying ono-third, the owners of tho
property adjoining the improvement
paying one-tenth and tho county pay
ing the. remainder,
The, bill introduced in tho New
York L?gislature by Senator Iligbio
provides for a similar Slate aid sya
letn of road building, except that the
proportion of thc exponaos borne by
thc Stato ia raised to one-half thc
total cost. This bill ia tho result of
numerous conferences between Mr.
Isaac l>. Potter, of thc League of
American \Y hcclmcn, ?md represen
tatives of the various tannera' organi
zations in New York State, and will
have the generous support of both
fanners and wheelmen.
This system of building improved
roads is highly popular because no
work is undertaken except upon thc
petition of those to bc benefited. At
thc aanie time the cost of thc improve
ment is not required to bc borne by
tho farmers, and those of them whoso
land borders upon tho road whot'O
tho wotk LR dono aro roquirod to pay
only n numil aharo of its cost. Tho
rest of tho expense ia shared hy
Oliy and country property-holders,
beonuso county taxes aro assessed in
tho cities ns well ns in the country,
and becnuso Stato taxes aro shared
by everyone in tho State, according
to tho amount of property ho owns,
including tho wealthy manufacturers,
railway and Snsuranoo companies.
As moat of thc wealth of tho Stato
is to bo found in tho cities, tho Now
Jersey ayatcm successfully brings
about tho construction of improved
gravel or alono roads without laying
their entire cost upon tho farmers,
and without requiring them tn con
tribute moro than an equitable share
of expense, according to thc wnnlth
of each individual tax-payer. The
State aid system successfully answers
tho objection still made by many,
that wc cannot have good roads with
out overloading the farmer with
taxes, of which he ia already paying
more than his share.
OTTO DOUX KU.
Hew's Tlds 1
Wo offer Ono Hundrod Dollars Howard
for any caso of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
V. J. Cheney ?fc Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Wo, tho undersigned, havo known V.
J. Cheney for tho last 15 years, and bo
liovo him perfectly honorablo in ali busi
ness transactions and financially ablo to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, Wholcsalo Druggists,
Wabling, Kilman & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon tho blood and
mucous surfaces of tho systom. Price,
75c. lier bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho host.
Sheep and Dog Raising.
The Secretary of tho Kansas State
Agricultural Society has issued a re
port on tho sheep and dog raising
industries of that Commonwealth
With some slight modifications, this
report might bc said to represent
conditions in South Carolina about
as well as in Kansas. Probably
South Carolina would stand a little
higher on dogs and a little lower on
sheep. On the f>0,000,000 acres of
land in thc State, says thc Kansas
man, there is but one sheep to each
'250 acres, while the number of dogs
is 170,000. Two years ago thc sheep
outnumbered the dogs by 30 per
cent, while last year thia percentage
was reduced to 17. In one county
there were HOD dogs to each sheep,
and in twelve selected counties there
were'200 dogs to each sheep. Ile
thinks both sheep and dogs have
their places, but deplores the present
condition. Ile notes that tho crop
ia exempt from the vicissitudes of
other industries, and that neither tho
tariff nor free trade seems to affect it.
mm Hurt CmiKli Syrup. Tontea Mood. Ooo Pf*
fyi lu limo. Sold by UriiKKlHts. Kl
To Defunct Alliancos of Ocoacc County.
Pim Stato Alliance Exchange has on
hand about, eighteen ($18,000) thousand
dollars belonging to tho sub-Alliances of
tho stale. Oconcohas a little ovor seven
hundrod dollars. This sum is controlled
by tho different county trustees assem
bled. According to tho constitution of
tho Alliance the Exchange cannot bo
dissolved or tho money drawn out
and refunded to tho propor owners
unless it bo ?hmo by a majority of tho
Now I ask you to reorganizo (as many
as live members will do) and elect sub
triistoos. They will moot with tho
County Allianco and elect a county
trustoo who will attend a mooting to ho
held in Columbia tho latter part of .Inly.
Tho money is in bank and may bo lost
if not looked after immediately. So
wako tip, defunct Alliances, and look to
your interest before it is too lato. Von
certainly can get as many as live ment
hol's together. I have as county trusteo
(acting) cort ideates of stock for all Alli
ances that paid in as much as ono or
more shares in this county.
J. C. Al.KXANDKti,
Acting County Trusteo.
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During summer wo aro liablo to sto
mach and bowel troubles, such as diar
rhoea, colic, cramps, otc., for which Dr.
M. A. Simmons' Livor Medicino is highly
rooommonded. Por salo by Dr. J, W.
Sixteen members of tho present United
States Senate havo served terms ns Gov
ernors of thoir respective Slates. They
aro: Hato, of Tonncsseo; Dorry, of Ar
kansas; Culborson, of Texas ; Cullom, of
Illinois; Davis, of Minnesota; Porakor,
of Ohio; (lear, of iowa; Hawley, of Con
necticut; McEnery, of Louisiana; Nel
son, of Minnesota; Perkins, of Califor
nia; Proctor, of Vormont; Shoup, of
Idaho; Tillman, of South Carolina;
Warion, of Wyoming, and Wotmoro, of
I)r. Illlm* Norvo Plantara for Itlnimimtttiin.
Tho Supreme Court of Indiana has given
trusts in that State a bhtok oyo, deciding
that when a corporation combines with
other corporation:; to destroy competi
tion it forfeits Hr, charter.
Mokes the food more deli
PICTURESQUE ACCOUNTS OF WOES ON
WHICH APPLICATIONS ARE BASED.
h?YUlvkalu lin M vin H I vu itu ni liman,
Ono's Sonso of Humor May bo Fod for Hours
at tito National Poasion Office
"Wo probably filo moro queer let
tors in our department," said a pen
sion oflico clerk, the other day, "than
aro received in any other branch of
tho govornmont service, hardly
excepting tho post oflico. Some of
them aro intensely amusing, too. I
have concluded that imagination is
not bound down by illiteracy, either,
because some of thc most ignorantly
written letters display inventive
genius and cover the whole range of
faot, fiction and an Ananias-like pro
pensity for lying. Mon write to have
their pensions increased. Neighbors
write to help along the cause of a
man seeking a pension. Wives write
to tell the commissioner why they
ought to get pensions. Family trou
bles aro aired for tho benefit of the
ofiice. Sometimes tho letters arc so
odd that I have waived red tape
long enough to make copies of some
of them. For instance, thia ia one
from a man asking fora pension after
all these years :
" 'Thc way I got my war ingery
was a-kctchii:' of a hog. Tho hog
wor a sow hog and our captain wanted
her for forago. We waa chasin' the
HOW and abo crawled threw a lioal in
a ralo fonce-it war a big hoal, and I
thot 1 war about the ais of tho hog
and tried to crawl threw, but I stuck,
and try in to wiglo out I throde the
rales off and one hit mo on my lied
and nocked mc senslcsa. I do not
think the sow pig bad nothing to do
with my line for duty, fer I did not
ketch the hog. Wich she never war
"A neighbor tried to do a pension
seeker a good turn in the following
" 'I varily believe that Orville
Jameson is fatiged from oarnin his
leavin becos be ia too fatt wayi, 200
pounds and hav a family to feud
tho nnbors think he hav dropsy, but
I no he hav no dropsy becos he would
bust if he had moar insides him than
ho now hav, besides wich bc are with
out vitious habits or references. 1
no he hav solid fatt and vittels in him
an no dropsy.'
"A New England fanner, who
seems perfectly certain in his own
mind that a pension will bo forth
coming just because bc asks for it,
writes to thc commissioner in a spirit
of vindictiveness against bia wife,
which acorns a little excusable after
you read his letter :
" 'I got blood pison by being hit
with a hens eg which waa not good
when you send my pensen I want the
Deed mado sos my wifo cant get
none off it-she throde thc eg.'
"A Pennsylvania pensioner waives
bis demand for an in?rense of pen
sion on consideration of being other
wise provided for, lind writes direct
to tho Secretary of tho Interior to
this effect :
" 'Now, i want you or tho comese
nir of pensens to give mc a plais in
your ofhts- -then i won't ask for no
moar raze in pensen jus' now. i can
clink' o. k. but i can't labor, or i cud
boss thc other chirks and maik them
?tan roun an raze dowlio entitel pen
sons keapo them from loafingo whoa
perin in offes oura in fuck akt as
janctor or supporviser seoingo all
nil thing goan rite'
"A widow, feeling herself entitled
to si large pension, writes fi detailed
statement of her huaband'a suffer
ings and death. Among other things
abo anya :
" 'My husband waa torribel bloat
ed. It didn't look like hissid. Ho
couldn't stoop over and straiten np
without helping hissel. To ham,
bonna, pork, mashed potatoes, eggs,
veal, onbhngo. biu stum mach waa
repulsive. Ilia rumatism was the
kind called lumbago-at furst. His
dropsy was terribcl.
" 'l\ S.-When my husband come
back from tho war I supported him
on my needle tell ho died.'
"A man from Delaware did not
I bink that thc doctor'? certificate he
sent would havo sufficient influence,
so ho supplemcn cd it by stating
that : 'T ftwt got to ho a total wreok
tc?ous and wholesome
ER CO., NEW YORK.
from liver and kidneys thon I was
totully wrecked hy consumtidn wich
came on me. ?s'ow I nm totully
wrecked by anny trubbles, sprains
and hard marching.'
"SomrVunca, like Silas W egg, they
drop into poetry, or at least they
threaten to do HO. A Massachusetts
?midicp.?l i?ifo?'???i thc commissioner
as follows :
M 'I nm a grandson of tho rovc?is
ion a son of tho far 1812 I will rito
you a piece of poetry I made on my
self and ansester : My mcmrays
carry mc back to the days when I
was stout-always able to roll myself
about, but when I undertake it I feel
thc keen patio over Take me, it made
me think of thirty-three years ago
when it was the Kimma thirsty bul
lets that pearst me threw tho leg it
has made mo wish that I was dead.
I have always been to proud to beg,
it has made mo dread when I had to
walk upon my Leg. it has gave mc
such a pane, it has made mc BO
Lame that I have wished that 1 was
dead then scrtcn mon would says,
beare slecpes a hcrow ho suffered
thirty-three years foro his country
know wonder we can weep not only
that ho was a granson of the rovelis
ion thal hope make, tho constotu
shun not only that he was a son of
the war of 1812 that never did reboil
thc cans of it I never could tell.'
"An old fellow from tho West who
had been put off the roll because of
palpable fraud in securing his pen
sion couldn't stand being outside tho
breastworks, and so sent this Bhort
communication to thc commissioner :
" 'I poot in application too bec ro
in Stated bo ing blind in 1 i dog
"Oh, yes," said the clerk, as he put
away his copies, "if you go into tho
pension office with a sense of humor
you're apt to find plenty of matter
upon which to feed it while you are
filing away the letters."
Pino blood is full of lifo and vitality,
and carries vigor to tho organs of tho
body. Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor Medi
cino creates rich, pura blood. For salo
by.Dr. J. W. Dell.
McLaurin lo Mcsweeney.
Among tho humorous letters of con
gratulation, etc., received by G o vor nor
McSweonoy, on his accession to the
otllco of Chief Executive, tho following
from Senator McLaurin, dated isonnctts
villo, .lune ?th, is one of the most, strik
Governor M. ll. McSweonoy
My Dear Sir: While your accession to
tho Gubernatorial O nico has been tho re
sult of tho sad and untimely death of
our mutual friend, Governor Kllorbe, yet
I hasten to extend to you my congratu
lations. Ono who is placed in this high
position without bitterness of feeling
and tho struggle incident to tho attain
ment of it, and who is not embarrassed
by any political promises or obligations,
is free to discharge tho responsible duties
of tho ofllco with an oyo singlo to tho
public good and without tho exhibition
of a partido o? party fooling.
I feel that your good judgment will
tako advantago of your opportunity and
mako your administration a blessing to
tho people of South Carolina. Governor
F.llorbo did much to harmonizo differ
ences among political factions in tho
State, and 1 feel that, tho completion of
tho work has boen entrusted to salo
hands. Thoro is need now for .states
manship at the helm, and it is fortunato
for tho Slate, that if Governor Kllorbo
must oio that ono so worthy is to bo his
sueco sor. I have no doubt that, you
will bring to tho discharge of the high
obligations of tho ellice that ability and
earnestness of purpose necessary, and
that you will rcceivo and disorvo tho
plaudit, "Well done, good and faithful
servant." Allow mo to congratulate you
and to offor any aid I can at any time.
Yours very sincerely,
JOHN L. MCLAIUMN.
Dr. M. A. Simmons' Liver Medicino
has a national reputation, extending over
about sixty years, as a most successful
liver regulator. For salo by Dr. J. W.
It is said of tito millionaire, Andrew
Carnegie, that ho pinpOBOfl to devote tho
remainder of his lifo toa thoughtful judi
cious disposal of his wealth. Ile has
been making money heretofore- here
after ho will devote his attention to giv
ing it away. If he earlies out this plan
in tho right spirit ho will lind his last
yearn tho happiest, and will have tho
satisfaction of knowning that his wealth
ls going to tho desired objects. Tho his
tory of lawsuits over wills is such that
wboro it is possible it is wiso for a man
to bo executor of his own will..
'J'he Farmers' Alliance is trying to got
on its logs again by hereafter bailing
from membership all politicians and
oflleo Bookers. It is a pity it had not
taken such a step long ago. Thoro la
need for tho Alliance if it could ho
pur cd of tho men who prostrated Us
noblo mission, to ignoblo purposes.