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BY JA YNES? SHELOR, SMITH & STECK. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, J UL. Y 13, 1800. NEW SERIES, NO. ?7._VOLUME L_NO 28
GOVERNOR J. P. RICHARDSON.
ONE OF 80UTH CAROLINA'S MOST DIS
A MAN OF BRILLIANT ATTAINMENTS.
Ripe in Ago and Honors Ho Peacofully Passas
to Etornal Rost.
It waa with ainccro regret that tho
nowa of tbe death of Ex-Governor
John Peter Richardson was received
this morning. Ho had been in fail
ing health for BOH?O timo, but none
of his many friends thought tho end
was so near. Tho end carno about
11.16 o'clock last (Wednesday) night
at tho Hotel Jerome, where ho lins
lived for several years.
Governor Richardson was a man
of brilliant attainment?, while tho
name of John Peter Richardson was
synonymous with honesty and integ
Governor Richardson's wife, to
whom he was devotedly attached,
was with him at tho time of his
death, while numerous relatives and
friends hastened to lend assistance
to thc bcroaved widow upon learn
ing of his demise. Governor Rich
ardson was seriously ill carly in thc
spring, but a few days ago had ao
far rccovcrod as to ho able to leave
Early yosterday morning he was
unable to leave his bed. Later in
tho day his condition became worse,
but tho announcement of his death
waB a shock for which bia friends
Many telegrams were received this
morning from prominent people in
the Sto*^ and country expressive of
deep regret at the Governor's death.
Owing to tho fact that the Gover
nor's brother and other members of
his family cannot get to Columbia
until ll o'clock to-night, the funeral
arrangements havo not been defi
nitely decided upon.
To-day thc Hags on tho State
House were at half-mast in honor of
thc dead patriot and citizen. The
Stiilo House waa closed and crape
was hung upon tho door. No busi
ness, except that which demanded
?inmediato attention, was transacted.
Tho dead Governor's body lies in
tho parlor of tho Hotel Jerome, and
many people called to-day to pay
tiioir respects.-Columbia Mccord,
Thursday, July C.
llcnfucss ('minot ho Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach tho disoased portion of thc ear.
Thoro is only ono way to euro deafness,
and that is hy constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an in (lamed con
dition of the mucous lining of tho eusta
chian tubo. When thistubogots inflamed
you havo a rumbling sound or i m por feet
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is tho result, and unless tho
Inflammation can bo taken out and this
tubo restored to its normal condition,
hearing will bo destroyed forever. Nine
cases out of ten aro caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an Inflamed condi
tion of tho mucous surfaces.
Wo will give one hundred dollars for
any caso of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot ho cured hy Hall's Catarrh
('uro. Scud for circulars freo.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Hold hy druggists, 7r>c. Hall's Family
Pills aro tho host.
Dr. Broughton Not Satisfied.
Dr. L. G. liroughton unid this
morning : "Tho City Council han
whitewashed tho Mayor. In this thc
City Cou noil has done wrong, and
for thia reason 1 shall fight that
body. In morely receiving the re
port of tho committee, to which the
Mayor confessed his wrong doing?,
without taking any action on it, the
Council indulged in child's play.
Thc body ia culpable for doing noth
ing. Tho Mayor should either bo
excused or condemned. Thc matter
can not bo permitted to rest where
it ie, since the Mayor ia not truly
penitent. His confession waa simply
a bluff. It ia merely a makeshift
over which a coat of whitewash ha?
been thrown, Feeling secure, now
that tho Council has failed to act,
Mayor Woodward talk? of calling
a special meeting of Council for an
investigation. Lot him do thin. Wc
arc ready and anxious md will provo
our charges."-Atlanta Journal.
Kick headacho, wind on tho stomach,
biliousness, nausea, aro quickly cured by
a few doses of Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor
Medicino. Sold by Dr. J. W. Hell.
Rut few farmer? accumulate aa
much manure na they desire. In?
Rtend of spreading their manure over
too much land, it will be bettor to
uso only one-half of tho farm for
crop? and grow green material on tho
other half to bo turned under. In thia
manner it will not bo many year?
llpforu every apro will double ita aver
age yield and tho profita will bo
larger l>eonuRO tho expense will bo
YOUNG WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
Interesting Account of the Prooeodlngs of tho
Mooting by Oconeo's Representative.
It lins ocourrod to mo that perhaps tho
roadors of THK COUJRIKII might Uko to
hoar something of tho Young Woman's
Conforonco at Ashovillo, N. C. And
sinco 1 have como to know, through
attendance on tho coiiforcuco, Uto raro
enjoyment and honollt which it affords,
I have felt that I .night to pass on tho
information to others, c
This conforonco is hold each summer
at Ashovillo for tho young women of tho
Southern col logo."-, just ns a similar con
foronco is hold at Nor (li liehl, Mass., for
tho bencht. of tho Kastorn collogos. It
lasts some ton days, and is plannod and
managed by tho Young Woman's Chris
tian Association. Tho conforonco loader
at Ashovillo this summer wan Miss Har
riot Taylor, of tho International Commit
too of tho Y. W. C. A., located at Chi
cago. Tho building used for conforonco
purposes was tho Ashovillo College, and
moro than ono hundred and Hf ty persons,
including nomo of tho workers, woro in
at t end anee. Thc dologatos came, in vory
largo part, from collogo associations, but
a nuinbor of teaohers, and sovoral having
no connection with Behool work, woro
Tho mornings woro spout In study and
conference. Tho afternoons woro usu
ally devoted to rest and recreation, drives
and trolley rides hoing taken to some of
tho beautiful points around Ashovillo.
In tho evenings thoro woro addresses.
After the "morning watch" and break
fast tho work of tho day bogan with an
hour's conforonco on Y. W. C. A. work
in collogo, led by Miss Coudo and Miss
Crosby, traveling scorotmics of tho asso
ciation. This was followed by an hour
of Biblo study, Miss Babcock, of Now
York, hoing tho leader. Ilor course
dealt with tho ''Fundamental Conditions
of the Christian Lifo," and hor teaching
was so earnest, clear und searching that
wo know she had experienced tho truth
abo taught us. Thou came tho mission
ary conference, led by Miss McCorkle, a
i raveling secretary of tho .Student Vol
unteer Movomont, herself a volunteer,
waiting till the church can som) her out.
Miss McCorklo was formorly lady prin
cipal of Chicora Collogo, Greenville, S.
C., so tho members of that collogo fool a
special interest in hor. Sho was assisted
hy several workors in tho Student Vol
unteer Movomont, and by Miss Davidson,
formerly of Yorkvillo, S. C., now of
China. Of conrso each dolegato could
tako any or all of these classes, as shu
saw fit. I thought it unwise for ono to
attempt them all.
Of tho other workors in tho conforonco
I must select somo for special mention.
Hov. J. Wilbur Chapman, 1). I)., of
Philadelphia, gave sevoral sonnons bear
ing on tho higher Christian lifo.
Dr. Moore, of Richmond, Va., ono of
the llnost scholars and most finished
speakers of tho Southern Presbyterian
church, gave a sermon and an address.
Hov. lt. C. Pearson, whom so many in
Walhalla will remember with pleasure,
preached on tho Holy Spirit.
"Tho Morning Watch" was presented
by Mr. John H. Mott, who has dono much
to securo its observance in his visits to
colleges in various parts of tho world.
Perhaps best of all woro tho four
addresses made by Mr. Kobort E. Speer,
of New York-especially tho ono pre
senting Christ's teaching on tho Holy
Spirit as recorded in John's gospel, and
tho one which had for its text, "Tho
Master is como and calloth for thoo."
Ono felt that it would havo been worth
while to attend tho conforonco just to
have come into contact with a man of
such evident simplicity, tenderness,
sweotness and nearness to Christ.
Indeed, ono of tho host parts of our
meeting together was tho contact with
mon and women in tho vory primo of lifo,
or even in youth, with no asceticism or
morbidness, but with such ovidont closc
iicHs to Christ and such ovidont desire
and fitness to load others into tho "moro
abundant life," ono gets afresh vision
and realization of what it is possihlo for
lifo to moan. Tho atmosphere of tho
conforonco was most delightful. Eacli
hour of work was bogue and ended with
prayer, and frequently tho day was closod
with "good-night meetings," in each of
which a little company of girls gathered
close about their leader and held a brief
informal prayer meeting.
It is needless to say that tho spirit of
harmony and kindness provailcd through
out tho household. Miss Wilson, tho
business manager of tho conforonco,
proaohod Christ in her ofiiciont, unruffled,
ohoorful management. Tho conforonco
leaders wore most unselfish, giving much
of their time to personal interviews with
girls who wished thom. I think every
effort was made to do genuino and last
ing work. Tho lesson of entire and
trust ful surrender to Christ, that ono may
ho filled and used by tho Holy Spirit,
soomed to mo tho groat lesion of thoeon
Thoro is so much still to say that I
munt loavoout, sinco my report is already
long. Hut pienso lot mo add that I do
very much want to BOO sovoral roprosont
atives from Oooneo at Ashovillo next
Hummer, i think ovory member of this
year's conforonco felt that sho had boon
ona real mount of privilogo, and that
her stay ibero had made her, or ought to
have made hor, a wiser, stronger, hotter
woman. (.'OKA STIIONO,
liai lum Springs, N. C., Juno 20.
H. F. Kennomur, Piokons, S. C., writes:
Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor Medicino has,
for IO years, greatly benefited me and
many others. I think it a hotter medi
cine than niftok Draught; HBO it in pref
erence ns St ls milder, yet moro ofiiciont.
Sohl by Dr. J. W. Hell.
Congressman Latlmor has devoted a
good deal of his timo to getting the ru
ral delivery to working successfully ju
his district. Ho secured tho establish''
mont of ten routs In this district, twico
ns many as were seen i ed by any otlior
congressional district in the country.
CLEMSON'S NEW BOTANIST.
HIS COLLEGE AND EXPERIMENT STATION
WORK BEQAN IN IOWA.
PROFESSOR P. ri. ROLFS, M. Sc.
Now Professor of Biology and Horticulture in
tho Florida Agricultural Collogo.
President Hnrt/.og, of donison
College, has returned from a trip to
Florida, where ho reeontly wont to
see Prof. Kolfs, who wns clootcd nt tho
last Board nKdting to succeed Prof.
A. P. Andorson as botanist. Prof.
Rolfs lins deoidod to accept the
offor and como to Clemson, and the
following sketch will bo found inter
Prof. P. II. Rolfs, M. .Sc., is at
present professor of tho department
of biology and horticulture in the
Florida Agriculture Collego and
Experiment Station, at Lake City. ,
Ho is of Gorman descent, was born
in Eastern Iowa in 18Gf>, and is a i
graduate and post-graduate of the
Iowa Stato Collego for Agriculture 1
and Meehan io Arts. Ho has also
studied in Washington University
and at Washington, 1). C. His col- i
lego and experiment station work
began in Iowa, where he served for
a time under Secretary Wilson. Ho
lias delivered eight lectures to tho
Florida State Horticultural Sooioty
at their annual meetings. During 1
their last meeting an entire session 1
was given to Iiis lectures. Ile lias
also been thc guest of tho Georgia
Horticultural Society to lecture on
entomology. Since February first,
1899, ho lias delivered (ive lectures
to tho farmers and fruit growers in
various sections of Florida, and in
each case the fruit growers and far
mers met all expenses of tho trip.
Ile is a member of tho American
Association for the Advancement of
Soience, Ameriein Pomol?gica] So- ,
cioty and other learned bodies. Dr. i
A. C. True, Director of tho Oflico of 1
Experiment Stations, Washington,
has, on several occasions, compli
mented Prof. Holt's work and lias
but recently rceomu)n*1 " 1 more
money be expended in .s favorite
line. Ile lia? published a book on
vegetable growing, which is meeting
with a generous sale. While horti- ;
culture is not under consideration,
tho book is evidence that ho is
familiar willi the essentials of vege
table growing, and that ho would
know a well plant from a sick one.
Bulletin 41, on a fungus disease of
the Sun Jose seale, has been asked
for by more individuals outside of
Florida than any other bulletin pub
lished by their station. It lias boon ;
received by several European jour
nals, and lias been sent to all conti
nents except Asia. His most ?mpor- '
tant and extensive experiment sta- ,
tion work U still unpublished. His
collego work luis been most pleasant
and successful, lie is tho senior 1
member of the faculty and staff of
tho Florida institution, having been
there seven and a half yoars.
'J\? bake a ham, first soak it whole
in water over night. Then rinse,
scrape and piuco it in water over thc
fire. Having allowed it to boil
gently two hours, removo it from
tho water and tako off the skin.
This done, place the liam in a large
dripping pan and bnko it in a very
moderate oven for three hours, bast
ing it frequently. Uso for tho bast
ing a generous cupful of vinegar in
win ih a tablespoonful of brown
sugar has hoon dissolved, ['our this
over tho ham in quantities of a few
teaspoonfuls at a linus and whop it
is all consumed, basto with the drip
pings from tho pan. Hams cooked
in this way aro always tender and of
most excellent ilavor.
Tho Oconoo County Methodist Sunday School
Tho Kxcoutlvo Committee of tho Oco
noo County Sun day Sohool Conforonoo,
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, hold
its mooting nt Westminster in Juno.
Thoy docidod that tho Conforonco bo
hold nt Hook Spring Church, by request
of tho church and congregation at that
placo, and that it moot on Friday, Satur
day and Sunday, tho ll tb, 12th and 13th
tlaya of August, 1800.
Tho following programme was adopted :
First day, Friday, August 11th, nt 10
a. m. Sorvioo to opon with songs and
prayer, conducted by tho President
ll a. m, preaching hy Hov. L. Ii. Inabi
Afternoon, first doy, 2 p, m. Devo
Hearing reports of schools from dele
Discussion of tho topic:
1. "What aro tho obligations of parents
and church mombors to the Sunday i ,
schools ?" Opened hy II. H. Singloton. |
Tho discussion continued hy Hov. D. L.
Whitaker, G. C. Arvo, J. M. Moss and
2. "Tho Teacher." This topic to ho
iliscussod hy W. S. Morrison, J. H. Sin
gleton, I). V. Wright, Hov. A. A. Merritt
Question box opened and questions
Ad j ou rn m eu t.
Saturday, second day, August 12th,
1S00, 0 a. m. Devotional exorcises.
Hearing roports from delegates.
:l. Topic: "Should not tho salvation of
the peoplo bo thc solo object of tho Sun
day school ?" Discussed hy J. (}. Clink
scalos, Hov. H. L. Dufllo, Hov. L. I., ln
abinet, Hov. J. H. Daniel and others.
4. Topic: " Host mothod of securing
tho attendance of tho membership of
tho church upon thc Sunday school."
Discussed by H. T. Jaynos, Hov. A. H.
WatRon, J. H. Sanders, J. P. McDonald
Preaching nt ll a. m. by Hov. A. A.
Hcccss for dinner.
Aftornoon session, 2 p. m. Devotional
fi. Tho topic : "Should not all our
schools ho formed into missionary so
cieties and trained to giving systemati
cally ?" To bo discussed by Hov. H. H.
Dagun)], J. O. Clinkscalos, J. H. Zachary
Heilerts of committees.
Place of next meeting.
Sunday, August lath, 1800, 10 a. m.
Mass meeting of Sunday schools.
Speakers, J. O. Clinkscalos and W. S.
N. H.-Thc Conforenco to he intor
Sporcod with music at the call of thc
Wo would earnestly solicit a prompt
report from each school at au early day,
jilling ont blank reports that may he
sont to each school, and return thom to
tho Secretary, J. H. Sanders, at Oakway,
We would ask tho membors of the
Methodist schools in Conen county to
come either personally or by representa
tive delegates to tho Conference flied up
and well posted upon tho topics and pro
pared to devote three whole days to tho
important work laid down in tho forego
ing programme May tho spirit of
(Moist bo with us in tho Conference
meeting. 1). V. WlUOUT,
.1. II. SANIIKUS,
H. H. DAON.W.I.,
Sour stomach is ono of the (list symp
toms of a coming bilious attack. Caro
it with a fow doses of Dr. M. A. Sim
mons' Hiver Medicine. Sold by Dr. J.
Moonshiners Fighl Noar Pclzor.
Pm,/.un, duly 0.--To-night Pel/.er
constables, I ?yous and Cox, got in
formation that a liquor wagon was
on tho way to this place. Thoy
started to intercept tho wagon and
Dapturo tho men and liquor.
About three miles from tho town
tliey discovered tho team and at
tempted to arrest tho moonshiners.
Tho arrest was made and wagon
confiscated, containing eighty gal
lons of whiskey.
Tho whiskey men made a light
after Ute arrest and one of thom was
shot in tiie head. In tho fight Con
stable Cox was thrown and in thu
fall had hu arm broken. Constable
Lyons was bruised up considerably
in tiie hand to band light.
Tho liquor men got away with thc
wagon and whiskey.
- 4 o ? -.
A.,T. ?.egg, in the ?pitomist, gives
thc following instructions: Dog
skins, sheep skins, and such small
skins as may bo made of /niuo for
strings, etc., may be tanned by soak
ing thom in lie made of wood ashes
or lime until the hair can bo easily
rubbed off, then soak them in run
ning wafer until the lie is soaked
out. Then soak in a solution of
alum and salt in thc proportion of
three pounds of alum to ono half
pound of salt. Tho solution should
bo suffloiont to oovor tho skin. Soak
for about throo days, then hang up
in tho shade to dry. Rub the skin
every day until it is dry, soft and
SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR DECLARES THE
NEBRASKAN THE POPULAR LEADER.
SKTS FORTH HIS VIEWS OK POPULISM.
Soclaros But (or Himself this Stato Would
Hnvo Gono Holl-Wostward.
AN DICKSON, S. C., July G.-Sena
tor B. II. Tillman, who was tho ora
tor of tho <iay at the Fourth of July
celebration and barbecuo at Seneca,
was in the city this morning en
ronlo home. The Senator was in
oxcellent spirits anti spoke quito
hopefully of Democratic success in
In tho courso of his conversation
lie expressed tho opinion that it
would l)e Bryan against McKinley,
AH tile former is by far tho most
available man in tho party and tho
Ohioogo platform to-day, the recog
nized standard of tho Democracy of
tho fathers, which, coupled with
lilyan's views on imperialism and
trusts, makes him fully in accord
with tlie party.
Tho People's Party, he said, is dy
ing out ; that ibo Chicago platform
robbed it of any excuse for living,
having gone as far in its demands
for reforms as was advisable at the
time. Questioned as to tho birth of
Populism and South Carolina's es
cape from its organizations, lie
begged pardon for seeming egotism,
but declared that but for him "the
State would have gone hell-west
ird for the Third Party."
His theme Tuesday at Seneca was
'Expansion and Trusts." Two thou
sand people hear'" him there, and, it
is said, h. was at Iiis best. Ile
takes tho position that the Philip
pine policy is dictated by the trusts
is a pretext for raining a large stand
ing army for use in the inevitable
war between labor and capital when
tho limit of endurance lias been
.cached. As to trust legislation, bo
tdmits tho hopelessness of any ac
tion by tho Federal govorntnont and
tho uselessness by the State govern
ments so long as tho trusts control
the Federal judiciary.
Five Apporpriato Toasts.
At a campaign supper to some
captains of the navies of England,
Russia, Turkey, Franco and America,
i toast, by each ono in honor of tho
lag the}' defended was called for
ind thu following uro tho toasts
The KuBsian said : "Hero is to
lie bars and stars that have never
>een torn down."
The Turk said : "Here is to tho
noon of Turkey, whoso wings have
lever been clipped."
The Freneli man said : "Here into
.he cock of France, whoso feathers
vere never plucked."
The American said : "Hero is to
,ho stars and stripes of America,
vhich have never known defeat."
Tlie Englishman concluded as fol
ows : "Ihire is tho rampant, roar
ing lion of Great Britain, that bas
,orn down tho stars and bars of
Russia ; who clipped tho wings of
tho moon of Turkey, who pulled tho
'eathers from tho cock of France,
md ran like li- -1 from tho stars and
'tripos of thc United Stntes of
Boara tho _/) ^ Kind You tiaro Always Bought
This, from thc Aiken Journal and
I Jo view, is tho most sonsiblo obser
vation on the "town killer" discus
sion that we have seen : "Some of
?ur State newspapers aro discussing
town kilters ; but they do not seem
to agree on any one variety as being
thc worst. Every town has its
town killen*.* Tho mun who scuds
ant of town for groceries, shoes,
slothing, printing or anything else
lio can get in his town, is a 'towt)
killer.' Nothing makes a town so
prosperous ns keeping monoy nt
borne. Tho 'town killer' is every
where. Tho only remedy in to mul
tiply tito 'town builders1 until the
'town killer' feels lonely and joins
tho majority. In tho past Aiken
bas bad its 'town killers'-it lins
some now-but its 'town-builders'
arc now in tho traces ns is evident
by our substantial progress."
- -? -
Now York is to have another sky
scraper, lt is to bo thirty-two stor'.os In
height, lt is to hnvo a frontage on
Broadway of ?0.1 feet and will cost
Inoludlng the ground, about $5,000,000.
It in understood that tho ground will
cost $2,M0,0o0 and the building $.1,000,
The Virtue of Hot Wator.
Hot wnter hus far moro mcdionl
virtuos than many believe or know*.
Because it is so ensily procured thou
sands think it is val Helena. The
naos of hot wator are, howovor,
many. For oxamplo, there is noth
ing that so promptly outs short con
gestion of tho lungs, soro throat, or
rheumatism as hot wator when ap
plied promptly and thoroughly. '
Headache most al way 8 yields to tho
simultaneous application of hot wa
tor to the feet and back of, tho neck.
A towel folded sovoral times and
dipped in hot wator, and quickly
wrung out and applied over tho pain
ful part in toothache or neuralgia,
will generally afford pro xi pt relief. I
A strip of flannel or napkin folded
lengthwise and dipped in hot water
and wrung out and applied around tho
neck of a child that has tho croup will 1
sometimes bring relief in ten minutes. (
Hot water taken freely half an hour
before bed time is helpful in case of
constipation, while it lian a moat '
soothing effect upon the stomach and
bowels. A goblet 01 hot water taken 1
just after rising, beforo breakfast, has ,
cured thousands of indigestion, and
no simple remedy is more widely re
commended by physicians to dys
peptics. Very hot wator will stop 1
dangerous bleeding.-National Far
To aroJSO a dormant liver and aocuro
permanent regularity of tho bowola, URO
Dr. M. A. Simmons' Liver Medioine. For
salo by Dr. J. W. Bell,
An Unfortunate Participio.
A recent discussion at a dinner
table whether "gotten" or "got"
wero tho preferable participle, re
ceived a practical solution, at least
for the telegraphic sorvico, from an
expel ience related of a college pro
fessor who preferred "gotten." Ile
had telegraphed to his wife : "Have
gotten tickets for tho theater to
night. Meet me there."
Tho telegraph operator rendered
this into "Have got ton tickets," otc
Mrs. Professor was delighted with
tho opportunity of entertaining her
frionds and accordingly made up a
party of eight besides horsolf, whoso
greeting to the professor at tho ren
dezvous were probably moro cordial
than his fooling until mattera were
explained. Ile now makes an excep
tion to his customary use of "got
Running a newspaper, says an ox
change, is just like a hotel, only it is
different. When a man gets into a
hotel and linds something on tiio
table, h.j doesn't like, he doesn't kick
all the fat into tho lire and tell tho
landlord to "stop his old hotel" ; ho
just pushes that dish asido and wades
into some other brands and eatables.
But its different with Homo news
paper leaders. They find an item
they do not like, and without stop
ping to think that it may please a
lot of other people, mako a grand
stand play and stop their paper.
The paper doesn't stop, but that par
ticular gentleman's copy fails to reach
him next week, and ho ia sure to
sneak around and borrow his neigh
bor's copy "just to see if tho paper
is still published," you know. Tho
press still grinds on, howovor, and
new subscribers lino up in tho placo
of tho dyspeptic, who stoppod his
source of. information becauso a small
part of it didn't suit him.
Tho Livo Stock Journal says with
much emphasis and with truth that
"the meat of all animals is affected
by the food they cat ; the ducks tasto
fishy that livo on fish ; boochnut ba
con from pigs fed on beechnut has
tho finest (lavor, and hogs allowed
to feed on stinking, filthy slop and
on dead animals must produce meat
unlit for human feed. In tho land
of abundant food wo should feed
sound, clean, healthy food and fresh,
clean slop or denn wator."
Athens Raptisls Approvo tho Dispensary.
ATHENS, QA., July ll.-There
waa a very important matter settled
at the monthly conferonco of tho
First Baptist church in this city last
Ono month ago at tho conferonco
a resolution was introduced, tho pur
port of ivhioh was to havo a com
mittee appointed to wait on Macon
Johnson, mnnngor of tho Athens dis
pensary, and request that he oithor
withdraw from tho First Baptist
church or sever bia connection with
tho dispensary. After a longthy
dlscu??ion, nioatly in opposition to
tho resolution, it was tabled for all
timo to como. Tho vote to table tho
resolution was practically unanimous.
Tho dangora of a malarial atmosphere
may ho avortcd by oceanioually taking
Dr. M. A. .Simmona' Liver Medicine. Foi
salo by Dr. J. W*. Bell,
Makes the food more deli
H?TAI UAKINO POWOF
I TERRIBLE TEXAS FLOOD.
DNE HUNDRED LIVES KNOWN TO BE LOST
AND DEATH CERTAIN FOR MORE.
THH BRAZOS YALMY A WILDERNESS.
Fnrmci s Engagod In Saving their Livo Stock.
Loss Will Roach $16,000,000.
HOUSTON, TBXAS, July 0.-A cor
respondent hns just returned from n
voyogo through tho Hood districts,
rho half has not boon told of tho
tho havoc wrought. Tho disaster is
so appalling that description is not
possible. Aftor this flood will como
siokness undoubtedly, and what a
wook ago waa tho fairest part of
Texas is now almost a God-forsaken
The waters of tho Brazos havo for
six days covered its valley to a depth
of from six to thirty foot. Whero a
wook ago thoro wore on every hand
fields of cotton and corn and thou
sands of acres of watermelons and
cantaloupes, to-day there is slime all
over tho vegetation. Tho carcasses
tiro found of cows, mules, pigs, dogs
lind cats, mayhap human beings, for
many are missing.
Our party left Bryan at sunrise
yesterday morning, going to tho
Navasoto bottoms and to a point
iibout threo miles from Millican.
Herc wo encountered everywhere an
overflow from thc NavaBoto, whioh
spread out fully two miles on oithor
sido of tho Houston and Texas Cen
tral track. Everything is under
water from two to soventcen feet. It
looked on all sidcB like a great lake,
mid tho wator was so high that for a
vast area it completely submerged
Ibo telegraph and telephone poles
ulong tho lino. In truth, portions of
the Navasoto bottoms aro even now
\ perfect sea, extending four or (ive
miles wido at certain places.
[IUNDRRD8 OF IIOUSKH SUnftHCRQRD.
I saw hundreds of houses ,horo
Lotally submerged, and ns many
more were swept from their founda
tions and destroyed. Tho planters
of the bottoms aro still moving their
help and whatovcr is loft of their
stock to places whore they can oe
oared for. They aro nobly helping
uaoh other, and t'iking refuge wher
tivor they can, some of them seeking
safety on housetops.
All tho planters stated that tho
outside world has no conception of
tho losses incurred by the destruction
of crops, stock and buildings. Nearly
overy planter bats built boats and
sent them through tho flooded dis
tricts to render assistance to tho
peoplo, and, if possible, nave somo of
their drowning stock.
Tlio flood district bas a length of
ovor f>00 miles, a breadth of proba
bly iifty miles, and in all this vast
space damage incalculable has been
Tho loss of lifo will never be fully
known perhaps. Tho bottoms were
thickly settled, mostly with negro
tenant farmers, and among theso has
hoon tho greatest lons of lifo. To
show tho damage done, tho following
Dstimato bas been made by men who
uro in a position to know :
Lives lost, from 100 to 300; loss
to farmers, including crops as well as
livo stock, from #5,000,000 to $ilf>,
000,000; damage to railroad and
country bridges, from $2,000,000 to
These estimates are takon in tho
whole area. It is known that moro
than sixty peoplo havo mot their
death, and many bodiea havo been
rece ^ed. It is not believed that
all of tnom will over bo recovered.
SHERIFF H WK A III NOUN TALKS.
At 1.46 o'clook P. M. to-day Dep
uty Sheriff Swenringon, of Austin
county, made the following state
ment ovor the long-distance tele
phone at Soaloy :
"Relief bas not roaohod tho Hood
victims in this section. Thirteen
dead bodies havo been recovered
noni* tho town of Brookshire, thirteen
inileB from horo. Forty-five pomona
above Sealoy aro reported missing
and given nj) for dead. Soven wore
drowned to-day in a boat several
miles bolow Sealoy.
?'About four hundred persona aro
isolated on a small pieco of land in
tho lira/.oa bottoms three miles from
Ihookabiro. Sovoral hundred moro
are surrounded at San Philipe, threo
miles Jrom Sealoy. Unless roliof
oap soon reftoh these two playo? tho
iclous and wholesome
R CO., HtW YORK. ._
6C0 lives will probably bo lost. Many
will die, ns it is, from hunger, ex
posure and exhaustion.
.'The wntor to-day is running
through tho town of Brookehiro,
something never known before. Tho
sixty-livo lives reported lost boro
to-day were in a radius of twenty
five miles north and south of Soaloy.
Wo aro completely isolated at Soaloy,
but this town ?H not in danger. Wo
cannot estimate tho situation beyond
the limits I mention. Tho whole
face of tho country hero is a son.
"Tho channel of tho Brazos rivor
has shifted about three miles, and
tho water is fifteon miles wide. Logs,
lumber and railroad material, mer
chandise, live stock and other float
ing objects make it worth thc lifo of
rescuers to go to tho relief of tho
endangered people, most of whom
aro negroes. Tho railroads uro de
stroyed for miles. An i inmenso
washout occurred on tho Santa Fe,
south of Sealoy, this morning. This
cuta off our last strand of railroad
communication. Tho Missouri, Knii
sns and Texas, tho Gulf, Colorado
and Santa Fe and tho Southern
Pacific aro alao completely stopped.
Tho weather ia cloudy thia afternoon
and more rain ia feared."
MORU KAIN, FOOD AND CLOTHING.
DALLAS, TEXAS, July 9.-Gov.
Sayer? ?tated to-day that in addition
to money, clothing and provisions
aro greatly needed in tho Hood dis
trict. I Io suggested that partios
contributing such articles communi
cate with him before shipments aro
made in order that distribution may
be made. There are ?aid to be from
75,000 to 100,000 persons needing
relief. About $100,000 in money
and supplies have already been con
Reports from Dennison, Paris,
Texarkana and other placea on tho
lied Uiver state that heavy rains
have been falling there all to-day.
Water ia rising, and it is feared that
a Hood in Bed river may result. A
telegram received to-day from .Tuliff,
in Fort Bend county, anya that 000
persons are in danger of drowning
A .special from Caldwell anya:
Cotton buyers in tho Brazos Hood
district report that not leas than '200
square miles of cotton bearing land
has been Hooded. Every acre of it
would have produced a big balo.
Baaing the loss on livo couta figures,
tho crop destroyed on those planta
tions wa? worth almost $4,000,000.
It ia claimed the flood has coat tho
people of Texas little lesa than #10,
000,000. Thousands of nuilea have
been drowned, all of tho domestic
animals have perished, and ronted
houses and negro quarters have been
Tho gins are. nearly all ruined, and
hundreds of plantation atores, car
rying big stocka of gcnoral merchan
dise, aro under water. Not a brid go
has escaped, and not a train baa
passed over tho Santa Fe railroad
between Brenham and Milano for a
O w?k. fil T O 'Jd. I j??u m
Bean tho Ito Kind You Have Always Bought
-.----i . p--.
Killed hy a Wowan.
FRANKLIN, LA., July G.-A terri?
ble tradgedy was onnctod on Mon
day last on the shore of Grand Lake,
immediately in tho rear of tho vil
loge of Charlonton, in tho parish, in
which Thomas W. Webb waa shot
and instantly killed by Mrs. W. F.
It appears that Smith and Webb
were engaged as partners in gather
ing and proparing moss for market,
and in tho division of tho moas Webb
used very insulting langungo to Mrs.
Smith, who was present, whereupon
abe seized a double-barreled shot
gun loaded with buckshot near at
hand and discharged tho contents of
ono barrel into tho breast of Wobb,
killing him instantly.
Deputy Sheriff Pcoot buried tho
remains of Webb and arrested Smith
and his wife and they aro now in jail
at thia place.
Tho nionarchionl movement in
Cuba should prove a vost success.
It ia tho beat plan yot conooivod for
attracting capitnl to the island. A
few hundred dioico titles hung up
for investors should draw a corres
ponding number of millionarics from