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BY JAYNES, SHELOR, SMITH A STECK.
M WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA* AUG?ST IO, ISO?. NEW SERIES, NO. 71 -VOLUME L-NO. 88.
PRESIDENT E. A. SMYTH, OF PELZER,
HAS A TALK WITH A NEWSPAPER MAN
ABOUT LYNCHINGS AND LABOR.
At First There Were Ordinary Lynchings io
Lynching, ns tl>o only remedy, io a
proposition which Mr. Ellison A.
Smyth, chairman of tho sub-commis
sion of tho United States industrial
commission, recently held in this
eity, fools compelled to support, says
the Boston Herald;
Continuing, tho Herald says : Mr.
Smyth is president of tho 1'olzor
Manufacturing Company, of l'el/.er,
S. C. This concern operates four
cotton mills, consuming 60,000 bales
of cotton per your, and it literally
owns the town of Pelzer, which has
a population of 0,000, and is situated
sixteen milos from tho city of Green
ville. Tho Pol/.or mills are tho larg
est in tho South.
To a Herald reporter, Mr. Smyth,
on request, oxprcsseil himself on tho
subject of lynchings. Ho said that,
while he personally abhorred lynch
ing, yet, in thc ense of assaults upon
helpless women, it seemed to bo tho
only remedy-a speedy vengoance,
precluding thc necessity on tho part
of tho victims to appear in court to
"Tho matter of lynching in tho
South is not fully understood by
many people in Boston," oontinuod
Mr. Smyth. "Tho people here hardly
realizo tho conditions oxisting iii
many t of the country districts in
sovoral Southern States. I know of
cases whore white men have felt
compelled to remove their families
from farms to neighboring towns, as
tliey were afraid to leave them alone
on tlic farms, even during tho day.
lt is an unusual thing in tho South
to find white women riding or driv
ing alone through lho country roads,
and this fear, as well as .?he bitter
ness, is increasing.
"At first there were ordinary
lynchings, in order to prevent, if
possible, a repetition of these terri
ble assaults. Thon, in some sections,
great brutality was shown in burn
ing and torturing tho criminals
caught in these acts. But nothing
seems to prevent them, and what
will be the final remedy, or what
will be tho result, it is very hard to
tell. One cannot judge of tho situa
tion unless ono goes South, talks
with tho people there and becomes
familiar with the conditions sur
rounding them. During the war the
white men of the South were in the
army, and thc white families, con
sisting of women and children, were
protected by the colored slaves.
"Those old negroes are held in
great respect and affection by the
Southern white man, but since the
war a generation lins grown up,
under no restraint and with an im
mense idea of its own importance,
politically and otherwise. Tho ne
gro is not now so much of a local
habitat as formerly. A largo class,
particularly young men from 18 to
!>() years of age, are constantly mov
ing, working boro and there, and it
is from these people that our crimi
nal class is recruited."
Mr. Smyth was asked if he had
ovor known of a case where a white
man suffered lynching for this crime,
and he replied that th roo years ago,
within fifteen miles of where he
lived, a worthless white man as
saulted a colored girl, and waa
lynched in broad daylight by colored
mon, without opposition on the part
of the white community. It had
been known that there was a move
ment in this direction, and tho plan
could have been frustrated by the
white population if it had simply
been a question of color. But tho
man was taken from the hinds of
tho State constable and lynched
along the road.
"I do not claim," said Mr. Smyth,
"to be an apologist or defender of
tho crimo of lynching, because,
apart from any other consideration,
the reaction on thoso who partici
pate in it is degrading and injurious,
and lowers public tono in every way.
But in our sparsely settled country
I do not see how it is to be stopped,
or what will bo tho outcome. The
exhibitions of brutality tend to de
grade tho wliito men who take part
in these torU'rings and burnings,
but tho crimo must cease before the
punishment will stop, and the remedy
must 1)0 applied Lhorc--to teach
theso people to have more respect
for womanhood, whether white or
Mr. Smyth also spoke of thc labor
problem in tho South. He said:
"Tito gront problem is tho colored
1 . I ?-. : .< .". ..?
man in his relation to life, security
and labor. This whole eolorod ques
tion is ono that porineates every de
partment of business and enterprise
in the South, and is tho great mill
stone round the neok of Southern
whito labor. The von son tho Sou
thern cotton mills aro crowded with
iabor is not only tho low prioo of
cotton, but the competition of the
colored farmer, who will pay a larger
rout for a favm, livo in moro dilapi
dated buildings, ask for loss improve
ments on tho farm during tho season
of tho growth of ootton-whioh is
only a fow months-than tho whito
man, and will work his family, pro
ducing cotton. And the result is
that ho can make tho product
cheaper than tho whito farmer, and
live on very much less.
"This is the evolution that is
going on in tho Southorn States to-|]
day. Tho whito farmer who docs
not own his farm is hoing forced to
sock other employment, and in the J
cotton mill villages ho finds moro
steady and remunerativo labor, with
churches, schools and reading room
facilities, from all of whioh ho was ^
debarred in thc rural communities,
and with most of whioh ho had
never before como into contaot.
Whore there are no cotton mills tho
renter has a cash settlement only
once a year-when his crop is mar
keted-and thon ho pays his land
lord, or tho morohant to whom he ^
has given a lien on his crop for ad
vances in supplies received during '
tho year. This leaves generally a.^
very small balance for tho fanner,
but it brings thc family to tho cotton
mill, where tboy earn ns much in a
month ns they would make on the j
farm in a year, and,-in addition, he
has school facilities, of which I have '
"The colored man is not only in
competition with tho whito laboring
man as a carpenter, a bricklayer ancj
as a farmer, but is already "knock
ing" at tho doors of tho Southern
cotton mills. Thoro is a mill at
Concord, N". C., and another at
Charleston, S. C., which employ
colored labor wholly, and meet with
a fair measure of success. These
colored people work for two-thirds
of the wages received by tho whito
hands, and thc whole colored quea
tion adds a disturbing element to
the whole Southorn outlook. It is a
problem to bo solvod only by thoso
living in the Scull. ;>nd coming into
personal contact with tho parties in
Another matter of interest refer
red to by Mr. Smyth was tho rela
tions of the Northern and Southern
mills. Ile said that tho export trade
of the country had grown cnor
mously, and while for a few years
the New England cotton manufac
turers thought that the development
of tho Southern mill industry was
inimical to their interests and the
cause of tho depression then felt, as
well as loss of profits, tboy now find
that thc revival of business lins come
through the settlement of other
causes. They were all busy, and
tho country to-day, declared Mr
Smyth, could not supply the de
mauds of our export trado in cotton
goods if it were not for the South
ern cotton mills, and tho branches of
the Northern mills now running in
There is moro catarrh in this section
of tho country than all othor disoasos
put logothor, and until tlio last few years
it was supposed to bo incurable. For
great many years doctors pronounced it
a local disoaso, and prescribed local rem
edies, and by constantly failing to euro
with local treatmont, pronounced it in
curable. Scicnoo ban proven catarrh to
bo a constitutional disoaso, and it there
fore requires constitutional troatmout.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured byP,
J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is tin
only constitutional euro on tho market.
It is taken internally in doses from ton
drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly
Oil tho blood and mucous surfaces of tho
system. Tboy offer ono hundred dol?an
for any caso it fails to eure. Send foi
circulars and testimonials. AddrosH
K. J. ClIKNRV & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 75 couts.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho boRt.
Oiliest (taco oTtho World.
A most interesting exhibition hos
just been opened nt University Co!
lege, which clearly shows tho oxcol
lonc.o of tho work dono by tho Egyp
tian exploration fund under Flinders
Petrie. The objects shown como
from cemeteries along tho western
district and bolong to periods from
prehistoric timos, l'otrio's so-callod
new race antedates the Kgyptians by
thousands of years. Down to tho
Kornau date no suco beautiful flint
implements were ovor discovered.
Tho regularity of tho chipping is
almost incrcdihlo upon tho dolls,
amulets and harpoons. This is the
oldest race of tho world. What is
also most interesting is lator Egyp
tian discoveries of great importance
H WRECKS TWO ?MB
J?RRABfcLL?, FLA., ALMOST COMPLETELY
?TKAMKR AND KLKVKH PASSKNGKRS LOST.
M the Turpontine Section tho Proporty Loss
ls Enormous-Doath Loss Heavy.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., Aug. 3.-Ono
>f tlie most destructivo storms in
bo history of Florida passed ovor
his seotton of tho Stato Tuesday.
?from O o'clock Tuesday morning
mtil late in tho night the wind blew
i torrifio galo boro. Tho wires Booth
)f hero went down early in tho day,
ind the outgoing trains wero unable
0 return. As a consequence consid
erable anxiety prevailod. No nows
vas received until last night, when
1 epooial train, taken out ovor tho
Darrabollc, Tallahassee and Georgia
.ailroad by Gonoral Managor S. D.
Jhittendon and Gonoral Passenger
\gont Armstrong, returned. Thoy
vont as far as MacIntyre, where tho
'oad orosses Ookloohoneo river and
wrought up partios making their way
n this direction by any kind of con
veyances that could be secured, tho
?earthbound train over thc road hav
ng boen blown from thc track Tues
Carrabe?'e is practically destroyed,
iccording to thoso reports. The two
iig Baw mills at tbat place aro com
ilotoly wrecked and those buildings
lot blown down cntiroly arc more or
Tho Crescent City, tho passenger
(teamer of tho above named railroad,
dying botweon Carrabollo and Apa
achicola, is said to bo lost with eleven
icople on board.
MacIntyre, a small town 12 miles
bis sido of Carrabollo, is completely
vipod out, including ono largo saw
Tho Year's Railroad Casualtios.
Tho Interstate Commerce Commie
lion gives tho following figures ns to
.asualtios on railroads for tho yoar
?tiding Juno 80: Killed on tho rail
.onds, 0,850 ; wounded on the rail
?oads, 40,882 ; total of railroad casual
,ies, in ono yoar, 47,741. Only 221
>f tho killed wore passengers. Tho
lumber of railroad employees killed
n the year in question was 1,058.
I'his leaves 4,080 victims to bo ac
counted for. A considerable per
centage of them were tramps, who
itole transportation onco too often.
Tho dondly grade-crossing and tho
.rack-walking habit account for most
)f tho rost. Of thc wounded in that
mo yonr, 2,045 woro passengers,
ll,761 were railroad employees, and
>,170 woro "others." Tho commis
?on's information is that 0,088 of
Jio cnsualtics aro io bo credited to
?hat partioulaiiy dangerous part of
railroad work, the coupling and un
coupling of cars. Of tho railroad
employees (all kinds) in that your,
ino in 447 was killed, and ono in
twenty-eight was wounded. Of tho
Lrainmon on duty that yoar one in
150 was killed, and one in eleven was
H9ftM th? T9 Kii\d You HaiB Always Bought
Tho interest on tho public debt of
4?o United Stoles approximates $100
por minute, says a ne wspaper u^^r
5f Washington. v 7 ' \N N
mill. Ono man, whoso nnrao is un
known, was drowned. Rumors from
many fisheries along the gulf const
are to thc effect that numbera of peo
ple were lost, hut tho names aro not
givon and no mail or tolograms aro
nblo to como through yet.
It is impossible to confirm or dis
prove any of these roports.
Tho turpentine intorosts hero por
haps suffered most from n proporty
standpoint. Partios on haok from
Pnnacco Springs to Ashmoro, sovon
miles, whoro nearly ;;ll tho timber is
hoing worked, counted upward of
220 trocs blown across tho road.
This moans a fearful loss to tho tur
pentine peoplo in tho path of tho
Tho property loss at Cavj abelle was
lt is not known that tho magnifi
cent dooks of tho Gulf Navel Stores
company havo beon doBtroyod. A
largo warehousoof tho same company
containing $100,000 worth of rosin
has been swept away. Tho steamer
Capitola, also tho proporty of tho
above named firm, has been blown
ashore and wrecked.
Tho loss will reach sovoral hun
dred thousand dollars.
Koop thu st omach and bowels in good
condition, tho wasto avouas opon and
freo by an occasional doso of Ur. M. A.
Simmons' Livor Medicino. Kor salo by
Dr. J. W. Bell.
Taylor Kirk Lynedoch
EL RBNO, OKLA., August 2.-It is
reported hero that Taylor Kirk, who
murdered his sister al Cordelo on
July 4, was lynched last night at
Cloud Chief, near tho scone of the
crime. Cloud Chief is in Washita
county and fifty milos distnnoo from
telegraph. Kirk escaped shortly
after thu murder and was recaptured
in Texas after a long chase.
S AT YOUR
Will Choose a Queen.
PLAINFJKI.D, N.J., Aug. 5.-Rep
resentatives of all tho gypsy tribos
in New England and tho Middle
StatCB are soon to hold a congress in
Plainfield for tho purposo of choos
ing a queen to succeed "Snake
Mary," tho present ruler, who is
passing beyond tho ability to admin
ister tho affairs of tho various tribes.
"Snake Mary" is 04 years old, and
for fifty years has been tho rulor of
tho Now England and Middle States
tribes. Sho is of tho Cooper tribe,
which, with tho Harrison tribe, is
the strongest, of all Romany nomads.
Her nephew, John Harrison, is head
of tho band with which sho travels.
It is at her request that tho con
gress is called, bc-.oauso she fools that
rho has but a short timo to live, and
is anxious to seo tho selection of a
Buccessor made during her lifo time.
Tho choice of a successor lies bo
tweo thc two grand children of the
aged queen, Laurel Harrison, aged
17, and Rosy Donn Harrison, aged
16. Either of those would suit "Snake
Mary" as a successor, and sho wi'l
leave tho ohoico to the congress.
Tho successful candidato will simply
bear tho titlo without assuming the
rule of tho tribes until tho death of
"Snnko Mary." Tho Harrisons and
Coopers aro camped near Plainfield,
as thoy have dono for years, and live
an ordinary lifo, troubling no ono.
They live by trading horses and for
tuno tolling and bring overy year
considerable vnonoy to Plainfield.
THEY DON'T LIKE THE PHILIPPINE WAR
SENATOR BURROWS'S CRT OF WARNING.
Tho Faithful aro Trembling-- Democrats aro
Dollghtod-Burrows has Fears.
WASHINGTON, August 5.-Senator
Burrows' forecast of tho political
situation was road with much Interest
by administration loadors in Wash
ington. His predictions, that unless
tho war of tho Philippine Islands
and before next year Republican suc
UOBB in tho Presidential campaign
will become very doubtful, has spe
Dially discouraged thc Republican
leaders, and naturally encourages tho
Democratic loaders who aro now at
tho national capital. Senator Har
rows is a man not usually given to
forming hasty judgments, and also
not disposed to look upon tho dark
side of questions which may affcot
Iiis own political parly, which makes
Iiis opinion as to political prospects
next year moro reliable. Among tho
best informed Republicans, includ
ing in nil probability Senator Bur
rows himself, there docs not appear
Lo be thc slightest idea that tho war
in tho Philippines will speedily end.
Prominent loaders have cxpressod
tho opinion that it will not in any
ovont como to a conclusion before
the opening of tho noxt session of
Congress, and how much longer it
will extend beyond the assembling
of Congress iw a question which can
he answered only by that body itsolf.
The administration leaders would
doubtless be glad to seo the war
brought to a conclusion, and tho
whole quested) settled in a satisfac
tory manner to tho President and
tho country before tho campaign
eler & W
le or Excl
FI.OURNCK, S. C., August 2.
Tamos Abraham, who was condemned
two years ago of the murder of an
old man named Henry Greene, and
who was to have hanged Friday, was
yesterday informed hy the sheriff
that his sontonco had been commuted
by tho governor to life imprisonment
in the penitentiary.
Cough Syrup. Truites OtxxT. V
In timo. Sold hy oriiKfilMs.
Carl Whisonnnt, the 10-yoar-old
son of Hon. C. W. Whisonr.nl, of
Cherokee county, shot himself with
a breech-loading shot gun on the
piazza of his father's homo on duly
27th. It was evidently accidental,
BO tho family? believes.
The American Class Company an
nounced nu Advance in prion of ginns
of five per ?ont on August 1st. Tho
hist advancf was dune '20th, making
with the m'osent advance a total in
crease of wih'ty per cent.
i**---**.?-- - -
In diarjhma Dr. M. A. ShnmoiiH' Liver
Medium^ is invaluable. It gives tono to
the stomach, aids digestion and assists
uaturo pi carrying off all impurities, l?'or
salo by 3)r. J. W. Holl.
.- -*4 .
Governor MeSwcenoy has ap
pointed lid. Pi co Treasuror of Barn*
county? Ho ?H a son of tho into
tron'snror and was recommended by
tho /delegation from that county.
j; . .. ?vu ..
noxt yenr, but little hope of tho ful
fillment of this desire exists.
A mombor of the Demooratio na- ,
tionni committee, who was . in tho I
city Monday, in speaking of the
prospects of tito noxt campaign, said
th?t in his opinion tho Philippine
war would afford tho Domooraoy a
living issue upon which to go boforo
tho country. Tim Domooraoy ?B
practically united in opposition to
tho policy tho administration is pur
suing in tho East and would bo in 1
a position, in tho opinion of this gen
tlemen, to moko a strong onmpaign .
on that issue Ho stated that in his
opinion tho Chicago platform would
bo in the main reaflirmed, but that
tho Democracy would run its own
campaign independent of silvor Ho- '
publican, or Populistio co-operation.
To koop young-koop woll, koop tho
nerves calm, tho body ruddy and well j
fod, and with Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor ,
Medicino rogulato tho stomach and bow
el?. For salo by Dr. J. W. Bell,
Found Under tho Shade
BLAKBLY, GA., August 3.-Louis
Henderson, a negro who lias been in
tho employ of J. W. Bowman, a 1
planter in this county for four years
past, yesterday attomptod to commit 1
an assault on tho (5-yoar-old daughter
of Mr. Bowman. Ho was captured .
by the father, and to-day was taken
in hand by a band of lynchers. Tho ,
mob was very quiet and orderly, and
boforo the town know what was go
ing on thc negro was hanging from
a limb in thc outskirts of tho town.
In tho regular contest of tho South- i
ern Oratorical Association, hold at i
Monteagle, Tenn., on Friday night i
of last week, young W. L. Moise, of 1
South Carolina, won tho medal over ,
other contestants from Tonnes- ?
seo, Alabama and Georgia. His sub
ject was "Tho Scapo Goat," doaling ;
with thc lessons of tho lato war.
Chairman Milos, of the State Hoard of
Control, loft for Spartanburg to-day. Ho
has been boro during the quarterly moot
ing of tho legislativo committoo. Tho
report is about finished. Mr. Miles said
that tho roport would show in round
numbers that tho profit to tho Stato dur
ing tho quarter had boon, in round num
bers, about |80,000 and tho profit to tho
counties and towns was about $!M,000.
Tins shows a total profit of $04,000 dur
ing a (piarter which Mr. Milos says is tho
dullest in tho year. Ho says tho board
behoves that this year tho business will
show a total profit of noarly $100,000.
With such profits coming into county
and city treasuries a groat deal of oppo
sition to tho dispensary vanishes?' Tlioro
aro mighty fow town treasuries in tho
tho .State, it is safe to say, which do not
most cordially wolcomo tts quartorly
share of tho profits. Homo of thom, at
least, got moro now than they did undor
tho liconso sy?tom, and tlint, of courso,
lias its effect.-Columbia Itccord, July
For headache, causod most likely by a
disordered stomach, accompanied by
constipation, uso Dr. M. A. Simmons'
I .ivor Modielno. For salo by J. W. Boll.
- . ???
A revolution is threatened in Gua
temala. Inflated circulation and tho
overproduction of coffoo brought
about tho condition. Lot tho coun
try bo annexed to tho United States
and tho wind will soon be knocked
out of tho ourrenoy and tho planters
will lind dollars as sonrco os thoy aro
on a cotton farm in July.
Kinma Kerfoot, a whito girl 10
years cid, was assaulted by a negro
in Hngorstown, Md., last week.
Makes the food more deft
ROWING WHEAT FOR HAY.
rm: MOST ECONOMICAL CROP THE SOU
THERN FARMER CAN PRODUCE.
(JIVKS MORK SATISFACTORY RKTURNS.
Exporimontlng With tho Cultivation of Wheat
ior Hay-Big Prlco Por Ton.
Sumo Southern farmers aro cx
porimonting with tho cultivation of
wheat for hay, and ono of them
writes thus to tho Southern Cultiva
I havo grown and cut wheat for
hay for tho last five years, and havo
tiovor found or saved a orop that
gavo moro satisfactory returns. I
am a farmer with twenty years' ex
perience. Wheat is thc most easily
raised and also tho most economical
crop a Southern farmor can produce.
It grows nt a timo whon nothing
olso is growing. From May 5 to 20
it can bo moved and saved for hay,
cut in milk to dough stages. It is
he least troublo of any crop to cut,
ouro and save and has moro food
value than any other hay, and stock
rolish and eat it clean. It will not
colic or scour stock or cattle. We
uso it quito extensively about La
Grange B?IICO its value has been dis
covered. Another advantage is that
it enables us to grow two orops each
year on tho samo land. Tho land
where grown can bo fitted by Juno 1
for tho succeeding ^crop. When
grown for market it has proven very
profitable, ns it comos at a time
when hay is scarco-a month ahead
of oats. Many men will say that
oats aro preferable, but when they
try tho two orops side by sido they
will deoido in favor of wheat, be
ccuse it is a suro crop, bonofits tho
land, comes a month carlior, and is
no trouble to euro. If oats got wot
thoy will mold ; wheat will not.
Stock eat tho wheat up clean ; not
so with oats. Try it for yourself ;
"aoeing is believing."
' I follow my wheat with pons and
corn broadcast, imo peek each por
aoro. Crab grass comes along with
tho corn and pens, which adds to the
value of tho hay. Wo produce boro
from one to two tons of wheat hay
per acre, and about tho samo of corn
and peavino hay, and when baled it
sells readily at $15 to #20 per ton.
There, is no vor a day but I sell to
some ono hay of my own raising
from my livery barn in La Grange-?
quite often to farmers. Land that
will thrash ten bushels of wheat
will make one to ono and a half tons
of wheat hay per aero. Our lArm
ors near town are fast turning their
attention to hay and grain, so that
thorc has not been a oar of hay ship
ned to LaGrango in over two years.
Prior to that timo vast quantities
of Northern hay were shipped herc
annually. Wo havo an excellent
hay and grass producing section, as
almost any grass does well. We
havo groat advantage over tho sec
tions North of us, as they havo to
savo about all their forage orops in
July. Last yoar I started my mob
ing machino May 5, cutting wheat
and tho different grussos grown here,
vi/..: wheat, oats, Bermuda, crow
foot, German millet, tho votches,
crab grass, orchard grass, poas and
corn and sorghum-every week until
[rost, and found a homo markot for
nil. Our lands aro advancing in
value and our stock shows an im
proved condition over former years.
If all Southorn farmers will mako
ind save a sufficiency of home sup
plies and just a little to sell, and not
lovoto thoir time and energies all to
one crop, our Sunny South will come
Lo tho front, our young mon will not
loavo tho farms, and our agricultural
problom will bo solved.
A Doon your hoart Kemi good or bad ?
v blood to your brain? If bad, im- ^
puro blood, thon your brain adios.
You aro troubled with drowsiness,
yot cannot sloop. You aro aa tired
in tho morning as at night. You
havo no norvo power. Your food
does you but littlo good.
Stimulants, tonics, headacho pow
dora cannot euro you ; but
wili. lt removoa all impurities from
tho blood. And it makes tho blood
rich in ita life-giving proportios.
S1.00 % bottle AU rtriiftgliU.
Coi n ot any Undone? to romiU|>Mlon
v.Uli laxMlvc cl..<<"> of Ayor's rill. ?nell
night. Prier?, 150. ft box.
Wrtt0 to our fJootor*.
Wrlto frcoly nil titoitnTttoutrtrii lr? your
OMI. Addreti, lin. J. 0. AYKU,
_i_ Lowell, WAH,
Fow persone havo conrgo to ap
pear ne good ns they roally aro.
clous and wholesome
'., HIW YORK.
Tho Blank Diamond Railroad.
Tho Dovor (Ky.) NOWB, July 27th: "It
is a matter of doopost rogrot that thoro
iro mon in Dovor and at a fow othor
pointa along tho lino of thc Black Dia
mond who aro willing to lond thoir aid
toward crushing that groat ontorpriso
which moans so muoh to tho pcoplo all
dong ita course Whothor this is hoing
lone through a spirit of spito, jealousy
md puro cussedness, or is tho work of
tho paid agonts of rival lines, wo do uot
know, hut tho sudden uprising of nbuao
md calumny against ,thoso who havo
?ivon thoir timo and thoir monoy to por
icct tho franchises and Jimmoo tho ontor
priso, and whoso untiring oiTorts havo
placed it upon tho very threshold of suc
rosa, shows a spirit that jeopardizes tho
wolfaro of tho wholo system. Thoso un
called for and vicious attacks upon tho
mon who alono are in position to oloso
tho deal and mako tho groat Black Dia
mond a magnificent success places tho
Instigators in tho position of onomios to
Bvory enterprising citizen who put a dol
lar into tho cause and to thoir children
?ftor thom. / ' **.
"To bo arrayed against au ontorpriso
carrying with it honoilts of such magni
tude to tire wholo community is bad
onough; to light legitimately against tho
progress and upbuilding of a community
la a freo-born right; but what can bo
SRid in extenuation of saudi met hods ns
breaking into and looting tho private
[leak of tho president and general man
ngor and tiro carrying away of valuable
data and private papera belonging to tho
"Again wo repeat, we regret very much
that such things havo occurred, and wo
vory much foarsuoh conduct will greatly
rtolay, if not break down ontiroly, tho
greatest ontorpriso that has over boon put
on foot in thia country. Wo hopo our
pcoplo will think soriously about thia
matter, and not loud thoir aid to tho
pulling down of au ontorpriso that moans
no much to our community.
".SAM W. STAIRS."
J. P. Griffin, Lancaster, S. C., says:
"For 18 years I havo used and recom
mended Dr. M. A. Simmons''Livor Medi
cino to all painters as thoir host medi
cine for painter's colic and torpid livor.
I find it far superior to Xoilin's." For
salo by Dr. J. W. Boll.
Nuw YOKK, August 3.-Tho
power house and ear sheds of North
.Torscy railroad company in Nowark,
N. J., wore destroyed by lire last
night, causing a loss of $300,000.
Nearly eighty cars were destroyed.
Thc "ass is covered by blanket in
surance. There is little doubt that
tho firo was caused by lightning,
which struck that portion of tho
building where oils, paints, cte, wore
Murdered and Robbed.
NOUFO.MV, VA., August Sl^CWf
les Wyatt, a well known oiti/.on of
Norfolk county, was murdered and
then robbed in his homo near Ports
mouth last night by a negro burglar.
Thc negro escaped, after taking
about ?8 from Mr. Wyatt's pookots.
BOMB tho T8 Kind You Hare Alwats Bought
8 of C^^jfi^^C^^
Call a Spado a Spado.
A writer in tho Baptist Courier
suggests that the name of Fuviuan
University bo changed to that of
Kennan college. That is a good sug
gestion, for Furman University is
not a university and never has boon,
it is a college of high grado, but not
it university and probably never will
be ono. Whilo the abovo mentioned
writer is about it, if ho can succeed
in having somo other things called
by theiiKright names ho will deserve
the gratitude of a suffering public.
The rage for high-sounding, bom
br ,io nantes would bo ridiculous if
it id not in many cases involve
downright fraud. This rage is es
pecially to be regretted in educa
tional matters. Every school toachor
ts a professor ; almost any sort of
school is dignified with tho name of
College ; almost any sort of prenchor
is a dootor of divinity, whilo wo havo
liosts of colonels who never performed
ruy military duty in thoir lives. Tho
wholo practice is abominable and
renders meaningless and valueless
nantes ar.d titles once prized and hon
ored for al) that they represented.-.
A French naturalist says that if
thc world were to becoino birdloss man
.ould not inhabit it aftor niuo yoars*
/uno. In spito of all tho sprays and
poison* that could bo manufactured
ror the destruction of insects, tho
mgaand slugs would,simply oat np
nchards mid crops.