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BY JA YNES, SHELOR, SMITH & STECK,
WALHALLA. SOUTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER ?, 1800.
NEW SERIES, NO. 70.--VOLUM? L-NO. 40.
The End of tl
A NU IT BNOWKD, TOO.
By the timo wo roached tho hotel
a Httlo snow waa falling, and the
winds woro raw. Tho white-oapped
waves rolled briskly, and ono could
onsily imagino what a blizzard might
bo. Next morning it was winter
suro onougb, tho mercury shivering
at 24 degrees and tho wind blowing
almost a gale. Stoam was turned on
in tho building, a big lire roared in
tho lobby fireplaco and people
marched about mired up to their
oars in ovorcoats and wraps. It
looked as if a stray polar expedition
might have tarried thero over night.
(This was in mid-summer.)
Mather early w started on a drive
of about twenty miles to tho Canon
hotel. Our route lay, for the most
part, along the banks of tho Yellow
stone river, which nows from the
lake and whoso clear waters move
rapidly. Very little timber is near
tho road, and qrass is moro plentiful.
At ono place wo actually saw a small
meadow, whore somo men were
mowing a little hay. Somewhat
moro than half way wo passed Mud
Geysor and Sulphur mountain. I
suppose that there is moro sulphur
in this mountain than exists at any
other ono spot on earth ; in fact, it
is almost literally puro sulphur. Tho
Mud Goysor is au ugly sight, but at
tho samo timo ono that attracts at
tention, lt is a bolo about forty
feet deop and perhaps thirty feet in
diameter. At the bottom is a seeth
ing cauldron of sulphurous mud of
tho consistency of thick paint, and as
hot as blazes. It surcces and rumbles
and sputtors at a terrific rate and
smells worse than a Dutch chocso
shop. It was not in eruption when
wo wore there, and rarely is at all,
but last year it "got on a turribul
toar," as our driver expressed it, and
spattered everything for acres around
with hot sulphur and mud, killing
treos and everything elso it touched
as dead as Hector is said to have
Near tho hotel thc river becomes
rough, and a number of pretty shoals
occur. Tho Upper Falls aro close
by, and ono thinks them "a right
smart sight," to quote from a specta
tor, until somo of the real wonders
of tho vicinity have been seen.
Tho Canon hotel is tho best hos
telry in thc whole park. It is situa
ted on a commanding ominenoe,
about a thousand feet above tho
river, and the general view of the
surrounding country is fino. Back
of tho hotel the woods como close
down ; near the edge many boars
come to feed upon soraps from the
hotol, and thithor wo repaired about
dark to seo them. When your hum
ble scribe and rt young lady appeared
upon the scene several black bears
wore up in a big pine, walking about
on the limbs Uko birds, and faceti
ous tourist alleged that at the sight
of us these cautious beasts had made
a stampedo to the trco for safety.
Tho truth of it really was that a big
grizzly had interrupted their medita
tions. It is said that cold shivors
creep up and down the spine of tho
black bear when tho grizzly ap
proaches, and that ho loses no timo
in moving up a tree. There 'nc in
safe, Tor tho grizzly can't climb.
IN TIIK GRAND CANON.
But tho star attraction is thc
Grand Canon of tho Yellowstone,
which begins just below tho hotel,
say a quarter of a milo away, and
contin?en for sorno twelve miles
Tourists otdy follow it for about
tinco miles. A fine view is had
from Point Lookout, as indeed h
tl?e case along almost the en tiri
route. Near tho terminus of th?
road, however, wc find tho crowning
view of all from Inspiration Point
What a sight for mortal man to bc
hold ! What tongue has tho powci
to speak ? What pen oan begin tc
express tho faintest idea of th ii
wondrous scene? What mind cai
comprehend tho awful immensity
and what brush can limn tho gor
goons beauty of this matchless worl
of creation? Var and away 01
either hand stretches a vast chasm
half a milo wide and a quarter of s
mile doop, narrowing at tho bottom
in which Hows tho turbulent Yellow
stone. In places tho sides slop
t>,iadual)y, and in others precipiten
cliffs risc to a height of a thousam
foot and moro. Over all aro sprent
tho splendid frescoing done by na
turo's hand. Kvory imaginable colo
a:wl shade is hore blended into wh?
tie Write-up <
sit to Yellows
4.-WRITTEN TOR THE KEOWEB C
is,-without doubt, tho most stupen
dous painting in tho world. To tho
right aro the Groat Falls of tho Yel
lowstone, (pictured last wook),
which make a shoor tumblo of 800
feet, in height, volumo and gran
dour of appearance theso falls aro of
the first magnitude. Spray dashes
high into tho air, which, in winter,
forms thousands of tons of icc. Tho
waters, in places, reflect tho light h.
a beautiful omorald huo, which is
over ohanging. Right down at tho
water's edge a boiling spring spouts
and streams bravely, undaunted by
tho overshadowing surroundings.
Tho eagle's wild eoream hore is
hoard, for upon tho pinnacles of
theso inacooBsiblo orags ho has oreot
ed his eyrie, and, liko tho liborty
loving and mighty peoplo who havo
chosen him ns tho emblem of their
national existence, ho bids defiance
to the world.
A COLD DAY IN AUGUST.
It was August 22d when wo vis
ited tho canon, and wc enjoyed a
rare sight in tho shape of a terrific
snowstorm, which raged most of tho
day, and which rendered tho sur
roundings more impressive if possi
Tho Grand Canon of thc Yellow
stone is worth travoling around ' tho
globe to soe. Mount Blanc is doubt
less a grand and beautiful sight ;
tho majestic sweep and mighty roar
of Niagara cannot be described, but
in this ono grand display it BGODIS
as if naturo had concentrated her
mightiest efforts and roached thc
acme of sublimity. Beholding it,
tho spectator is dumb with amaze
ment. This is well, for the most
eloquent words over spoken by hu
man tongue would (amid thoso sur
roundings) sound puerile. This is
truly tho sanctum sanotorium of na
ture. Hore is her handiwork, unde
filed by the hand of man, and in tho
presence of which ho realizes fully
his own Insignificance.
From the Canon Hotel half a day's
ride brings us back to tho Norris
iGoyser Basin and to Larry's lunch
stand. It is a pleasant rido through
thick forests, by mountain streams,
under rugged cliffs and by pretty
cascades. Ot the latter, tho pretti
est arc Virginia Cascades, near the
highest point reached by tho road
way, something over 8,000 feet above
From Larry's wo return by the
samo road over which wo carno. Al
though the outward journoy ha?
been made so recently, wo found it
again very interesting. Two sights
of interest were not montionod in
previous letters, namely : Beaver
Lake and dams, and tho Obsidian
cliffs. The lake is a sort of morass,
grown up in high, rough grass, and
appears to havo been largely cre
ated by beavers. Their dams aro
constructed of brush, mud and turf,
and hold water well. It is really
suprising to seo what largo junes
they had cut and dragged to these
A .MOUNTAIN OF GLASS.
The Obsidian cliffs are probably
Tliis Bftftf Escarpment of Vo
is 2J>0 Feet
tho only mountain of glass in tho
world. They aro of solid, black
volcanic or obsidian glass, and rino
probably two hundred foot from tho
roadbed, which was cut out of tho
base in a novel manner. It was out
of the question to ?so drills and
)f J. D.
in the West.
dynamite, but tho ingenuity of man
kind waa not to ho baffled by a Bm all
matter Uko that. Largo fires were
kindled upon tho glass. Whon it
had roached a groat hoat cold water
was dashed upon it, which so shat
tered tho glass that it could bo oasily
rom o ved.
Back over tho Park plateau's
sandy lovel, through tho Gobion
Oate, down tho slopo by the Mam
moth Hot Springs and tho Terraces,
and wo woro again at tho hotel from
whioh wo started fivo days bofore,
having behold, during that interval,
as many wonders ns could be seen
'anywhere on earth within a similar
period of time. Hero wo again hn?T
tho pleasure of meeting Capt. Brown
bofore leaving for Cinnabar to tako
Tho Park is rather a disappoint
ment at first, hui tho wonders grow
so rapidly each mile, culminating in
grandeur at tho Grand 'Canon, that
by tho timo you return you have en
tirely forgotton that you entertained
such a fooling.
AOItOSS MONTANA'S PLAINS.
Wo loft Livingstone about day
light and traveled most of tho day
through Montana. It is a treeless,
hilly country, splendid for grazing.
Cattle aro plentiful, but thc groat
bulk of ranches were for horses and
sheep. The grass dries up in mid
summer, but remains good for graz
ing until Christmas. Some is cut in
. MOD'S Suits, worth $3.50
Mon's All-Wool Suits, \v<
would bo a bargain a
We also Carry a Full
Men's Shoes from 75 eon
Ladies' Sunday and Evoi
Hats from 16c. to $2.50 ai
Mon. Full line of Trun!
summer for hay. It is pilod up im
mediately, entirely green, but the
air is so dry that it euros neverthe
less. Tho road followed tho Yellow
stone river almost to tho North
IAN CLIFF IN YELLOWS
lennie Olnss ls Twelve Miles from
High, of Opaque Olnss, ami One
Picturesque Spots in the Parki
Dakota lino. Wo loft it at Glon
divc, near whian wo passed through
tho Had Lajras. This nanto is ap
propriate, /or a moro desolate and
hopeless/looking country would bo
hard toy lind. Book ridges, sandy
levels'and high cliff;;, ba?r?tt exeopt
Tins GHYSKH PLAYS ABOUT TWI
250 FKKT IN'
?VERY FARMER ll
ww ?-? iv^v^jtju j -KS v? V/i V/
?, our price.$ 1 85
orth $5, going at. 2 60
-any stylo you want,
t $10, our underselling
. 5 00
Line of Men's, Ladies' an<
In which we will givo y
ts to $8.50.
?y-tlay Shoes from 00c. to $2.50.
ul everything else in proper- f
:s and Valises. Givo usa call. V
a little- very sorry sago bruni), und
no signs of life. Wo passed near the
secno of tho Custer massacre and
Humorous other Indian hattlos.
North Dakota is a largo wheat
i Munuuotli Hot Springs, mid
of tho Most
fiold, so to speak. There nro many
big ranches, but wheat is king. This
Stato is treeless, also, and tho lino
rolling prairies completely fulfill
ono's idea of tho agricultural North
west. A considorablo part of North
Dakota was traversed nt night. Day
os A WKBK, THROWING WATKK
ro THIS Am.
N SOUTH CAROLI
Ohoaper than you (
Thc Best Suits in tho country
A Suit wo guarantee foi* two y<
style and best quality, wortl
money, our bargain price..
Tlie Best Suits ovor brought tc
worth $20, our price.
:l Children's Shoes,
ou better bargains than you ever
Children's Shoes from 25 cents
Boys' Shoes from 00 cents to $1
light found us in Minnesota, near
tho Stato lino. Tho country was
flat, mostly prairie, with hore and
there tracts of wooded land. Tho
largo timber bad boon cut away, and
tho woods looked rather sorry and
ragged. Minnesota is also a great
wheat country. It is full of lakes,
and looks as if it might bo full of
TWIN CITIBti OV THU NORTHWEST.
About 4 o'clock wo reached Min
neapolis, whore wo crossed tho Mis
sissippi rivor again. This is the
hoad of navigation. Tho falls of tho
Mississippi look liko a largo factory
dam, and no doubt onough wator
power eau bo had to supply all tho
mach inory that eau bo loeatod near
thom. Wo did not stop in Minne?
apolis, but fvom tho train got a
glimpse of the famous Washburne
Crosby flouring mills, tho largest in
tho world, and whioh turn out fif
teon thousand barro?H of Hour daily.
St Pani, tho capital of tho State, is
about ten miles away, connectod by
Humorous stoam and electric railway
linos. It ia a well-built, progressive
looking city, also on tho banks of the
rivor. It bas a line city and county
building and many largo business
Structures. Tho union depot is such
a ono as Atlanta need1',. A now
Stato oapitol and post office, both
fino buildings, aro in courso of con
struction. Summit avenue is as
protty a residenco strcot as I have
ALONG TUM FATIIHR OV WATKHS.
Wo loft St. Paul in tho morning,
i and followed tho Mississippi almost
tbreo hu i ul rod milos. Tho road,!
moBt of tho distarme, is right upon
the banks. In plaoos retaining walls
aro necessary to proteot the roadbed
from water. Tho broad rivor, float?
ing steamboats, lumber rafts and
fishing crafts, and thc- flue high bluffs
and oliffg, 'make fino scenery. On
tho East sido, where the road lies,
tho bluffs are oloso up to tho river as
a rule, and in many places tbore is
baroly room for tho traok. This is
tho Wisconsin side, and opposite is
Iowa. At Savannah tho road turns
onstward, through Illinois.? .This
brings us back to tho grain seotion
mentioned in a provious lotter.
HACK IN THE WINDY OITY.
Wo reaohod Chicago before mid
night and wo felt almost nt home,
for it seemed next door to Atlanta.
A day was spent thero, amid tho
roar and rush of this groat pity, of
which mention was nando in tho f?r?t
of thcBo lottora. With tho rumble
of elovatcd trains over tho streets,
tho rattle of oablo and electric oars
on tho surfnoo under them, tho rush
of pedestrians, cabs, wagons, bioyolcs
and tho whirr of tho rubber-tired
horsolcss carriage, you aro convinced
that you aro "in town," sure onough.
Wo left Chicago at night, having
gone there from Cincinnati on tho
outward trip in day t;.me. Sunrise
found us nearing tho last named
town, and soon wo had ro-crossod
tho Ohio back into Dixie Land. For
several miles after loaving Cincinnati,
Kcntuoky ie hilly and not a very
promising country ; but when tho
bluo grass region is roached, you
road Hy concede its right to tho fame
which it enjoys. Tho fertile, rolling
holds, green pastures and fino horses
aro all that thoy aro roputcd to be.
About twonty-iivo miles South of j
Lexington another stretch of hilly
, \vorth $15, our .
. . >>v..$ 7 50 '
jars' War, latost
Ii $19 of anybody's
) Oconoo Comity, \
. 12 50
had ho foro in your lifo :
country is travorsed, and at High
Bridge, over tho Kcntuoky rivor, a
splendid bit of scenery is found. Tho
rivor Hows through a doop, rooky
gorgo, which reminds ono somewhat
of tbo canons in tho West. Tho
bridgo is said to bo 100 foot high, I
boliove. Noar there is Shakortown,
whore a colony of Shaken havo sot
tied. No great distance from High
Bridgo a tunnel is gono through,
and this is tho first ono of twenty
seven which you encounter boforo
arriving at Chattanooga. Thoy aro
bunched pretty closo together, tooj
and it scorns to bo for some distanco
an underground rai.? ?y with occa
sional dashes into daylig.it for fresh
air. There is considerable notivity
along this road in tho lino of mining
and manufactures, both in Kontuoky
Tho beautiful wooded mountains
of Tennessee were a woloorno chango
of landscapo after so much dry and
treeless sconorv, which wo had soon
all through tho Wont.
About dark wo reached Chatta
nooga, and, boforo midnight, woro at
homo again, in good health and
mutih dust and cinders, glad to havo
gono and glad to got back to Goor
gia. JAMBS D. MAHKMY.
l3 !T ToURt?" WHERE A?! list TAILS, "
??A neat Cough Syrup. TAstoa Good. Uro fgl
E3 lp timo. Sold hy dmaulet?. MB
Disastrous floods n\o roportcd in
Austria. Muoh damage has hoot
dono to property.
Mafces the food more d<
J - , ..:_ ROYAl ?AKINO POI
Jo?os Pays for Neal.
Tho following is a lottor received j
by the Attorney General from Col.
W ilio Jones :
COWMWIA, C., Sept. 29, 1890.
Hon. Cr. Dunoan Bollinger, Attorney
General of South Carolina,
Columbia, S. C. :
DHAU Sin: In oompliance with
your demand upon tho boudsmon of
W. A. Neal, late Superintondont of
the South Carolina Penitentiary, I
herewith enclose my chook on tho
Caroliua National Bank for $987.47,
this hoing ono-third of the amount!
of tho shortage of Col. Neal.
Tho shortago being represented by
tho following items :
Amount oolleoted of J. S.
Fowler,Doo., 1895.........$ 500 00
Amount collected of W. Q.
Heramond, Nov. 1895. 600 00
Amount cc??cctod of Fowler
<fc Ilammoud and kopt
February, 1897. 539 95
Amount collcoted of W. T.
McGill, brick sold at Do
Saussure farm. 40 00
5 book cases at $12 each.... 00 00
1 hat raok. 10 00
6 small tables at $2 each... 12 00
1 bedstead. 10 00
Painting furniture at homo.. 10 00
700 bushels ootton seed at
15 conts por bushel. 105 00
Commissary account for 6
years. 638 29
Collected of J. J. Frotwell
for oats, April, 1898. 387 17
Ploaso allow mo to thauk you for
your uniform courtesy and fairness
in all my doalings with you in,-this
matter, and commend you for your
great zeal in looking nftor tho inter
ests of tho State.
I have tho honor to remain, very
respectfully, your obodicnt servant,
Wll.IIfi J ONUS.
Thcro is moro catarrh in this section
of tho country than all othor diseases
put together, and until tho last few years
it waa supposed to bo incurable For a
prout many VWIVH doctora pronounced it
a local disoaso, and prescribed local rem*
odies, and by constantly failing to cure
with local troattnout, pronounced it in
curable. Scionco has provon catarrh to
bo a constitutional disoaso, and it thoro
foro requires constitutional troatmont.
Hall's Catarrh Curo, manufactured by F.
J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is tho
only constitutional euro on tho market.
It is takon internally in dosos from ton
drops to a teaspoonful. It acts dirco?y
on tho blood and mucous surfaces of tiru
system. Thoy off or ono hundred dollars
for any enso it fails to cure. Sond for
circulars and testimonials. Address
F. J. CUKNICY oe Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 16 couts.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho host.
Valuo of tho Pasturo.
About four timoa as much mate
rial can bo scoured by catting bay on
the meadows as by pasturing stook
on the land, yet experiments demon
strate that more profit is dorivod by
posturing tho meadow plot than by
using it from which to secure a crop
of hay, owing to tho groat saving in
labor in tho oare required whoa cat
tlo aro given tho uso of tho pasturo,
while thc greater digestibility and
dietary effects of the greon food
secured on the pasture arc snob as to
promoto thrift of tho animals and in
crease tho flow of milk, ns woll as
add to tho woight of tho young
No matter what
you pay for it
is the cheapest medi
cine in the world for
that cough of yours.
Tho North Carolina Stato Farm
ors' Alliance has withdrawn fron
the National Alliance No rcasoi
ie given for this act/ion,
?liclous and wholesome
VO?H CO., HEW YORK.
Hurrah for Sohteyl
The Florence Times of last Tuos
day aaye : "While wo aro hurrahing
over Powoy this wook it will be well
to roraembor that a man just ns
brave, and ono who accomplished
j just as much, if not moro, has boon
forced into tho dark closet by an ad
ministration that wants heroes mado
to order and to suit its own pur-, . '
poses. That man was W. S. Sohley,
tho hero of Santiago. Wo have not
been allowod to hurrah over Sohloy,
but it is more than probablo that a
fow tributos will, on this samo occa
sion, bo paid to him by tho people,
whoso hero ho is, regardless of tho
proforonce of tho administration."
B. B. B. FOVBAD BLOOD.
A Trial Bullio Will Bo Soot Froo to the
Rcadors of Tho Courier.
Bad blood cnusos blood nnd skin dis
eases, oruptions, pimples, scrofula, eat
ing sores, ulcers, oanoor, oo/.oma, skin
scabs, oruptions and sores on ohildron,
rheumatism, catarrh, itching humors,
oto. For thoBo troubles a positivo speoiflo
euro is found In lb It B. (Hotanio Blood
Balm), tho most wonderful blood puriflor
of tho ago. It has boon thoroughly
testod for tho past thirty years and has
always cured oven tho most dcop-soated,
persistent cases, aftor doctoro and pat
out medicines had all failed. B. B. B.
I euros by driving out of tho blood tho
poisons and humors which cause all
I hose troubles, and a euro is thus mado
that is permanent. Contagious blood
poison, producing oruptions, swollon
glands, ulcoratod throat and mouth, etc.,
ourcd by B. B. B., tho only romody that
can actually euro this troublo. At drug
I gists, ?1 por largo bottlo ; B?X largo bot
tles (full treatment) $5. So ovory roador
of Tun Coummi may tost B. B. B. wo
will send freo and prepaid a trial bottlo.
Writo to-day. Modieal advicofroo. Ad
dress Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Tho hoalth-rcstoror and health-main
tainor, Ur. M. A. Simmons' Liver Medi
cine, strengthens tho norvos, makes you
plump and comoly, and enriches tho
complexion with nature's choicest col
ors. . Sold by Ur. Jr W. Boll, Walhalla.
Improve Your Cattle.
It is probablo that prices of hoof
will bo highor tho coming winter,
and if so, thoro should bo a profit in
cattle. It may bo that refrigerator
hoof will bo an obstnolo in tho way ;
but tho usurpation of tho markot by
such beef lias boon duo to tho infe
rior cattle and tho difficulty of got
ting a constant supply of choice
bcof in thc east compared with that
sent ready dressed from1,ho west.
When eastern farmers become pre
pared to supply oattle of tiio boat
quality tlioy will possess looal~ad
vantages that will givo thom control
of tho home markets ; but they must
first improvo their breeds.-Phila
Boara tho Hw Kind You Have Atoara Bought
Wheat for Seed.
Wheat ia easily cloanod, but whon
it is desired for seed too tnuoh caro
can not bo given it in examining for
tho seeds of weeds. All imporfoot
grains should also bo removed. An
agreeable ox.pcrimont can bo mado
by any farmer who will soleot 100
plump sooda and plant thom in a
row, plaoing the scods a foot apart
oach, thou cultivating tho row. If
tho prod not is measured noxt year
and compared with tho ordinary
yield from seed that is drilled in as
for Hold culture, tho comparison will
oauno a surprise, as tho yield from
tho cultivated row will bo four times
that from the samo aroa soleoted in
tho regular crop. Tho oxporimont
will take but little limo and will cost
but a trillo.
W. A. Dychos, Whaloy, S. C., writes:
"Ilavo used Ur. M. A. Slnimoim' Uiver
Medicino 10 yeais for indigestion, bad
colds and tired fooling3. Ono doftler
ld mo Zoiliu'i;, saying it was tho same,
but I will not bo fooled again." Sold by
Ur. J. W. Boll, Walhalla.
Tho great cattlo ranchos of tho
West frightened tho small farmers
out of the cattlo raising businoss.
Now, it is said, thoro is a scarcity of
cattle. Tho moat trust has control
of tho situation, and prions of boef
aro being groatly inoroased. One
way in which tho trust can bo de
feated is for the small farmers to go
into tho cattlo business again, lt is
the small farmors who produce th$
bulk of tho farm products of this
country. If each of thain wouM
raiso half a dozen stcors per year fo
markot, tho bcof trust would not b
able to diotato prices for cr.tl?o -y>
\ tho hoof ns woll as for dressed moat