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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, OOTOISER 12, 1899.
NEW SERIES, NO, 70.-VOLUMH Ii-NO. 41.
CHEAP LIQUORS MARKED ANO SOLO AS
MORE EXPENSIVE GRADES,
DOUTHIT Iii lilil? M CEILING
Certain Mukus of Whiskoy Systematically
Boonrod-Tho Qroatost Scandal.
COLUMBIA, S. C., October 3.-Ano
thor disponsary sensation was sprung
to-day, aflor having boon a browing
eorao timo. It was tho usunl somi
nnnunl revolutions with some extra
frills. Commissioner Douthit wnw
"removed for cause."
It was a tierce game while it lasted
and finally Robinson, Miles and Ha
soldon voted to romove Douthit,
while Roykin and Williams voted to
givo him a further show and to go
moro fully into tho case. Then
Ilasoldou moved to make the sus
pension of Ont?, permanent, but be
fore action wns taken au adjourn
ment was had.
There was a committee appointed
to look into the contraband room,
consisting of Ilasoldou and Robin
son. They wont right into things.
Their summary mado niuo pages
and thoro were scvornl hundred
pager', of atlidavite bearing out tho
summary of tho committee. The
meat of tho report against Douthit
is, it sooms from tho testimony, that
under instructions from Comissioncr
Douthit one firm's labels were or
dered to bo placed on another linn's
whiskoy, and that high grade labels
havo been placed on lower brands of
In this connection Superintendent
Bryant testilies : "Yes, I put up
whiskey in bottles with ono linn's
whiskoy with another linn's labels,
but it was under instructions from
Ho further testilies that Lanahan's
labels wore placed on tho ?roods of
tho Wilson Distilling Company.
Gantt says : "Yes ; whiskey is bot
tled with ono firm's labol and with
another firm's whiskey. 1 have
never known bim to put a label on
whiskey where the liquor called for
by tho label was cheaper than tho
whiskey actually in tho bottles. We
put out ono X corn whiskey with
labels of XXX."
King testifies that whiskey was I
put up last Saturday and tho XXX
label was used, but thc firm name,
"Wilson Distilling Co.," was struck
Karnhnrt, Assistant Superintend
ent, testified : "I hate never known
him to put a label on whiskey where
tho labol was cheaper than the whis
key. Have known him to put on as
high as a XXX label on Grover
whiskoy-which, 1 have heard, is X
goods. I have never kept a record
of these changes. This lins been a
practico during Mr, Doutbit's ad
ministration. They put up Grover's
whiskey Saturday morning with
Wilson labels, but the name "Wil
son" was struck off.
C. II. Charles, assistant book
keeper, says : "Grover's whiskey is
classed as X corn whiskey and the
difference in tho price of X and
XXX corn to consumers is $1 per
The report of the committee says :
"Wc conceivo it to bo our duty to
report tho facts to the board as they
really appear, but in our finding tho
conclusion cannot bo escaped that
this sch'omc of changing tho labels
on whiskey shipped out could have
been devised for no other purpose
than to create a way for collecting
moro money for goods sent out to
tho local dispensers than the same
were invoiced for to the commission
ers ; and, further, to cr?alo tho im
pression on tho members of the
board that certain brands arc becom
ing moro popular, they hoing hard to
koop in stock.
"We find that this practico of
changing labels is not only wrong for
the reasons stated, hut it is abso
lutely indefensible from any stand
point and contravenes the spirit and
lotter of tho law ; and candor com
pola us to add, it has unquestionably
worked a fraud upon tho people of
"We further lind that tho practice
of substitution of orders has been in
voguo under Mr. Doutbit's adminis
tration. Orders havo boon substi
tuted when received from tho city
of Charleston and elsewhere in the
It was reported that Mr. Douthit
gave tho printing of the labels to the
Record. Rids were called on a lot
of ten thousand, and instead of the
10,000 lot tho Record printed i>0,000,
and Mr. Bryant states that on that
si/,0 order tho prioo should have been
twelve por cent loss.
After that no bids woro culled for
on printing and thoy all went to tho
Tho report shows a disoropanoy of
$1,155.82 in tho contraband room.
Commissioner .Boykin mado a fight
against tho committoo going boyond
To-morrow tho ohnnccs aro OutzV
susponsion will bo mado pormanont.
II. II. dum, Chairman of tho Ways
and Moans Committoo, is suggested
ns his probable successor.
Mr. Douthit was gi von a li oaring
and explained tho matter. Ho said
that tho liquor was in vats and thoro
were no labels on hand, and that tho
labels used woro of goods of tho
same val no and that Grover's corn
was tho finest ho evor saw. Ile was
charged with pushing Mercantile
Club liquor and said that ho sug
gested this liquor as a cheap screw
top. Ho gavo explanations of all
thc charges, but they wore not satis
factory to thc commissioners.
C'A Ul? KltOM Mil. DOUTHIT.
Mr. Douthit lins issued the follow
ing card :
I ask that tho public suspend
judgment ns to mo until my side of
thc caso is presented to it, as it will
bc vory soon. For three weoks two
members of thc State Board of Con
trol, assisted by two. oxport account
ants and a stenographer, havo boen
at work preparing tho caso against
mc. Their charges and tho ovidence
in support of them wore rc d whon
I was not present. An attumpt was
made to pass judgment on the roport
of Messrs. Ilasolduii and Robinson
without opportunity being given mo
to say a singlo word in my own de
fense. Tho injustico of such a pro
ceeding was so strongly pointed out
that finally I was accorded tho mock
ery of a scmblanco of a hearing. I
was called before thc board and a
brief verbal summary ol the charges
against mo was made and I was ex
pected in a few minutes to reply to
charges which had been prepared
after throe weeks' work. I cnn
cither disprove or satisfactorily ox
plain cvory charge made against mc.
J. B. DouTniT.
October 8, 1899.
Thoro is moro catarrh in this section
of tho country than all othor diseases
put together, and until tho last few years
it was supposed to bo incurable. For a
groat many years doctors pronounced ?t
a local disease, and proscribed local rem
edies, and by constantly failing to euro
with local trcatmont, pronounced it in
curable. Scionco has proven catarrh to
bo a constitutional disoaso, and it there
fore, requires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Curo, manufactured byF.
J. Cheney it (Jo., Toledo, Ohio, is tho
only constitutional euro on tho market,
ft is taken internally in doses from ton
drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly
on tho blood and mucous surfaces of tho
system. Thoy offer ono hundred dollars
for any caso it fails to cure. Send for
circulars and testimonials. Addrosn
P. J. CHUNKY A Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 76 couts.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho host.
?IIKOURK, >S. C., October 10.
Work still continues on tho now
Choohco church has called Rev.
L. M. Lidy, of North Carolina, for
pastor next year. Tho people all
like to hear him preach.
Mr. A. W. Singleton has resumed
his school at this place.
Corn is so largo the whipporwills
novcr konw when daylight comes.
Corn gathering will soon bo the
order of tho day. Oh ! what nico
times at corn shuckings wo children
'Possum hunting and syrup mak
ing aro thc order of tho day.
MOUNTAIN SCHOOL GIRI..
Tho health-restorer and health-main
taino-, Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor Medi
cino, strengthens tho norves, makes you
plump and comely, and enriches tho
complexion with naturo's choicest col
ors. Sold by Dr. .1. W. Holl, Walhalla.
No man bas ever received tho
welcome Dewey did in New York
on Saturday of last week. Ho de
served it all, too. If. was a sponta
neous outburst from all classes. Ono
of the best things about Dowey is
that ho has kept Iiis head through it
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Boars tho ,
The rich bottom lauds along tho Saluda
river, belonging to tho Hagood ostato,
aro sot in Bermuda grass and ovory year
two crops of about '2,000 tons onch aro
out and sold, tho hay easily bringing
from r>0 lo (((1 cents por bundi ed.
Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor Medicino
lias greatly bonofltcd othors and Is rea
sonably certain to do yon good. Try it I
Sold by Dr. J, W. Hell, Walhalla.
Nows In and Around Return.
IIKTUKN, .Ootobor ?.-Wo aro glad to
noto that Mr. E. T. Prloo's littlo daughter
is convalescing uudor tho skillful treat
ment of Dr. Joo Strlbllng, of Seneca.
There aro no now onset) of fovor in thlB
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Tannery aro visit
ing relatives and friends In the South
Union neighborhood this weok.
Wo aro having aomo cool wonthox at
prosont. Light frosts for tho past wook.
It hu i boon a good while since wo had
SO much frost in September.
Tho oarly fall will not bo of much dis
advantage, as tho cotton crop is about all
opon. It is injuring tho Into poa crop
and forngo, which wore about a fniluro
Thoro is something very singular about
tho turnips this year. They aro about a
completo failure on old land. Those
who woro fortunato enough to sow their
seed on frosh land have fino turnips.
Thoro is a crop of young grnsshoppors j
which nro destroying tho turnip crop in
Tho cotton markot in Seneca luis bcon
lively for tho past fow days, which has
enthused now oiiorgy, both in merchants
Tho freo ginning, which opened in
Seneca some timo ago, has thoroughly
aroused tho people and a groat many
rushed their cotton thoro to have it
ginned. Now thoy aro ginning at about
half toll. Thoro ia a puzzle in ginning
and in making oil out of cotton seed
that I can't solvo. Last year seed sold
for $7 and $8 por ton. Moal sold at $20
por ton; hulls $4 per ton. Seed now
soil for $12 por ton, and you can buy
meal for $18 por ton, and hulls at $.'1.50
por ton. If thoy can do that now, what
ought thoy to havo sold meal and hulls
at whoa thoy bought sood at $7 por ton?
Now this uon't include $1.50 worth of
freo ginning, which makes tho socd $4.50
more than tho usual price this year, and
$5.50 por ton moro than last year's prico.
I). J. M.
. Men's Suits, worth $3.50
Men's All-Wool Suits, \v<
Men's Su i ls-up-to-date
would he n bargain a
We also Carry a Full
7Mon's Shoes from 75 con
Ladies' Sunday and Rvoi
Hats from 15c. to $2.50 an
lion. Full line of Trunk
LAY ASIDE THE PISTOL.
Examplo and Precopt Against Carrying
Dr. James II. Carlisle, the hon
ored President of Wofford College,
contributes tho following articlo to
Tho Spartan :
Many years ago a young man of
good family and personal obaraotor,
(who afterwards adorned tho Hench
in our State), wns a student in Un- j
ion. An ollicer carno ono day to ar
rest him for a trivial offence The
young man playfully pulled out his
pistol and said ho would not be ar
rested, thinking tho ofticcr would
understand it. Bilt tho officer leaped
from his horse declaring ho would
carry out his purpose at the risk of
his lifo. Tho yoting man afterwards
said, at that moment, bis whole na
ture became suddenly changed, and
ho believed that 1?" would have ?bot
tho officer if ho 1. i rushed on him.
Ho cvor aftewauiS saw tho great
folly and danger of going armed.
In anothor county two mon, repre
senting excellent families, had some
difficulty that strained their friendly
relations. In an excited interview
one used words which seemed to cm
body tho two terrible words so in
sulting to an ordinary man, "You
I Lie" A pistol was instantly drawn
by the other and presented with
words amounting to "Take that
back or take this." Tho pistol was
discharged with fatal eifect. Tho
unfortunate man who had been pas
sionately charged by a former friend
with untruthfulness was now charged
with murder by the court. Yoars of
imprisonment- were assigned him.
I At'lhat timo an accused person could
Earle's Mills Budget.
BAULK'S MU.T.S, Ootobor 2.-At last lt
has turned somo cooler, i Thoro has boon
a good donl of frost in low-lands/ but it
hasn't daningod damagod Into ootton
It looks Uko turnips are going to bo a
failure '.this timo, but our good old far
mor, Mr. C. li. GUOB, novor falls to got a
good stand. Ho has tho 'finest turnip
patch mat wo have soon this soasou.
Prof. L. M. Mahaffoy, of Nowoll, ti. O.,
was la this community last weok on
businuS3. Lowls ls ono of our old homo
boys and wo aro always glad to soo bim.
Mr. Samuel Hnnvoy, Bon of Mr. Josh
Ilanvoy, of Tertia, and Miss Loila Doau,
of Tokeona, woro happily married on
Sunday, Septombor 24th, by J. J?; San
dors, Esq., athis residence, noar Oakway.
Mr. Ilanvoy is ono of our most industri
ous young farmers, and MIBB Doau is ono
of our fairest daughters, possessing
many noblo traita of heart and miud.
Tho young couplo havo tho best wisbos
of a largo olrolo of rolatlvoa and Monds
for a long lifo of bappinoss and pros
Miss Katio Crompton lins roturuod to
her homo at Fair, Play, aftor spondiug
8ovoral days with her grandparents, Mr:
and Mrs. J. A. Grant.
Hov. 1). W. Hiott proaohod an interest.
ing sormon at Townvillo Sunday morn
ing and in tho afternoon at Cross Hoads.
Mr. Elins Bario, candidato for immer
sion from Townvillo, was bapti/.ed in tho
pool, noar Cross Hoads, aftor sorvico
Mrs. Morgan, < f Barnes, S. C., is
spondiug sovoral wooka with hor daugh
ter, Mrs. C. D. Giles.
Wo havo boon requested to announce,
that Children's Day will bo obsorvod at
Townvillo on tho third Sunday In Ooto
To stimulate a sluggish livor, banish
biliousness, disperse dyspopsia, piOVOIlt
sick and nervous headache, uso Dr. M.
A. Simmons' Livor Medicino. Sold by
Dr. J. W. Boll, Walhalla.
?VERY FARMER U
we Sell you Goods
, our price.$ 1 85
>rth $5, going at. 2 50
-any stylo you want,
t $10, our underselling
. 5 00
Line of Men's, Ladies' arie
In which we will give y<
Is to $3.50. ~~ jj
y-day Shoos from 00c. to $2.50. JJ
ul ovorything else in propor- /"
8 and Valises. Givo us a call. Vi
not give his testimony. But be told
his lawyer that he did not intend to
liro tho pistol, but to hold it so that
oxplnnntions might follow, but in the
exoitement of tho moment ho pulled
tbo trigger. Tho Governor remitted
a portion of tho sontenco. Hut
through life tho mnnslayor must havo
bitterly rued tho momont whon he
put tho pistol in his pookot that day.
Tho man who habitually goes armed
now, habitually goes prepared, in a
sudden gust of passion, to take tho
life of a human being for a roal or)
supposed offense. Instead of begin
ning the day with tho bumble peti
tion, "Lead mo not into temptation,"
bo goes deliberately into temptation.
Thc custom of carrying deadly wea
pons does not encourage tho feeling
and spirit of a truly bravo man.
Sovoral years boforo tbo civil war,
there was a timo of angry discussion
in tbo Senate of tho United States.
Our Senator, Jamos ll. (lammond,
was advisod to keep a loaded pistol
in bis desk, as tim roign of violeueo
might bo suddenly ushorod in. Ho
wroto to a friend afterwards, "I. kept
it in my desk for a fow days, until I
found it was making a coward of
mo, and I got rid of it." Witni-ssos
could be summoned from penitenti
aries, jails and from common lifo to
day who will sity with sobs and tears,
"I low I wish T had never formed tho
habit of carrying a pistol."
All tho star routo mail contracts ito to
he given out anow this fall, and all bids
must bo Hied by Novombor 80th next.
Tho postal regulations will contain a now
paragraph in tin ppooiiloations for bids
which is of much importance to tho rural
districts. Tho now regulations requiro
that bidders for mail contracts in this
Stato shall Include in their bida tho de
livery of mail free along thoir routes
J whenever suitable boxes nro provided
j and other formalities complied with.
Tho political conditions in tho United
8tatoB oro vory muoh mlxod at tho pros
out timo. Neither ono of tho two gront
partios in ready to givo unanimous and
hearty support to woll-deiluod polloica.
It is truo that tho Republicans loan moro
toward tho unequivocal ondorsomont of
tho gold staudard, and that the Domo
ends, on tho whole, still Insist ou tho
double standard, though with loss and
less emphasis upon a fixed ratio betweon
tho twp mot?is. Rut in regard to other
mattoir tho dividing linos oro by no
monos so distinct. Roth parties aro loud
in denouncing trusts, and both aro
equally at sea as to tho most olivet ?ve
methods of suppressing thom. Kven on
the issue of expansion or imperialism tho
same confusion is noticeable On tho
ono hand, a largo and iulluontial sect ion
of Rep?blica na, including such mon ns
Sonntors Hoar and Halo, ex-Senator
Edmunds and ox-Spoakor Rood, aro bit
torly opposod to Prcsidont McKinley's
method of dealing with tho Filipinos;
and on tho other hand such Dem?crata
aa Senators Morgan and Lindsay, baokod
up by loading nowspapors all ovor tho
South, aro giving tho President thoir
most cordial and hearty endorsement.
What tho outoomo of thia Btato of affairs
will bo no man can toll. After tho Presi
dential conventions have boon hold tho
ntmosphoro will porhaps bo clearer. It
now seems cortaln that Mr. McKinley
and Mr. Rrynn will again bo pitted
against each other.
Boars tho Ito Kind You Hayo Always Bou?hl
Uroonvillo Dontist Honored.
Dr. R. T. Weldon, of this city, baa
boon olectod honorary president of tho
Cincinnati Collogo of Dental Surgery.
Dr? Weldon is ono of Greenville's oldest
and most reliable and proficient deni isl s
and tho honor is llttiugly bestowed.
SI SOUTH CAROLI
Cheaper than you e
Tho Best Suits in tho country,
A Suit wo guarantee for two yo
stylo and host quality, wortli
11101103', OU1' bargain price,..
Tho Best Suits ovor brought io
worth $20, our price.
1 Children's Shoes,'
m hotter bargains than you over
[ Children's Shoos from 25 couts
Boys' Shoos front 00 couts to $1
MACON'S ANNUAL CARNIVAL. I
Macon, Ga., will Hold hor Third Annual I
nival Octobor 10, 11, 12 and 13, 1899. I
For thia occasion tho Southorn Railway
will sell round trip Mokota to Macon, Ga.,
at vory low rates. Tickets to bo sohl
Octobor 0th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 18th,
with final limit Octobor 15th, 1800.
Still lowor rates bo used in tho salo of
ticket? from point? within a radius of iKo
milos of Macon-Mokota to ho sold Octo
ber 10th, llth and 12th, with final limit
Especially reduced ratos from all points
in Georgia for uniformed bodies of 15
or moro on ono tiokot, to bo sold Ooto
bor 0th, 10th, llth, 12th and tilth, with
final limit Octobor 15th, 1800.
For full information call on or address
any agont of tho Southorn Railway Com
-Rofore buying soo our buggies,
wagons, harness, lnprobos. Wo carry a
complete line, th A .1. S. Garter, West* 1
minster, 8. O.X
What Presidents Cost.
Presidents .'como high," but we have
got to havo thom." It costs UB $114,800
a yoar for a ohietexooutlvo.
Ills salary is $50,000 and "found," as
our western neighbors say. Tho Presi
dent's finding is rnthor comprehensive,
covoriug about ovory possible -require
ment of a family. His private secretary,
the dorks, doorkeepers, mosg^ngers and
Btoward and th roo othor sorvauts cost us
$88,805 a yoar. Thou thoro is a contin
gout fund of $8,000 a year, whioh tho
President may two according to his dis
lu i'm nil ure nud repair to tho Whito I
House'tho sum of $10,000 moro, to bo |
usad by tho dircotion bf tho Prosldont,
is pfovided by tho nation nnd ?B always |
oxpondod. For fuel alono $2,000 ie
allowed, and for nocossnry ropatrs to tho
greenhouse thoro is $4,000.
Al togo thor tho Presidential "finding"
annually amounts to tho snug sum of
$04,805, noary $15,000 a yoar moro than
his salary. Tho two aggregato $114,805.
Boara tho TB Kind YOU H?B nlwafl Bought
Lnst Thursday (says tho Anderson
Advocate) was somewhat of a Bold day
for Audorson in tho cotton need businoss.
Over 8,000 busbelB woro bought l>y tho
two mills at 22 couts a bushol. Mr. Al
bort Bowie, of Cornor towiiBltip, drovo in
with 20 wagon loads, aggregating about |
1,500 buNhols. It was quito a sight as
his wagons formed a loop around tho
court house. ' -
A 450 pound halo of cotton, nt 5 couts,
is $22.50. At 7 cents it is $:ii.50. Eleven
million halos at 5 couts is $247,000,000.
Niuo million halos nt 7 cents ls $283,000,
000. Tho South is thirty-six million dol
lars ahead by having a poor orop. Tho
farinera would not learn sonso onouch to
roduco tho ncrcago, but a kindly Provi
dence Bhortoned tho yiold for then! and
helped thom against their will.-Groen- j
worth $15, our
.$ 7 50
?irs' wo ar, latest
i $ IV) of anybody's
. 9 00
had boforo in ymir lifo :
Tho appointments for tho Walhalla
Circuit aro as follows: "
First Sunday, at Whitmlro's at ll a. m. :
Jocassco at 8 p. m.
Second Sunday, at Doublo Springs at |
ll a. m.; Lanrol Springs at 3 p. m.
Third Sunday, at Oconco at ll a. m.:
Zion nt 3 p. m.
Fourth Sunday, at Fairviowatll a. m.:
at Nowry at 7 p. m.
A. A. MERRITT, P. C.
Tho following aro tho appointments |
of tl)o Westminster Circuit for tho yoar
First Sunday-Hopowoll, ll a.
Nazareth, ii.30 p. m.
Second Sunday-Westminster, 11 n. m. :
Book Springs, ?1.30 p. m.
Third Sunday-Contor, 11 a. m.
Fourth Sunday-Rock Springs, ll a.
m. ; Westminster, 8.30 p. m.
lt. It. DAONAI.T., P. C.
Wost Union Baptist Church.
Preaching ovory fourth Sunday at ll
o'clock by tho pastor, hov. P. J. Vermil
Sunday school at 10 o'olock a. m.-C.
H. 1). Burns, Suporiutondont.
Prayer mooting ovory Sunday at eight |
o'clock p. m.
The following aro tho appointments of
tho St. John's Evangelical Luthornn
Ch II l eh !
Sunday School at 10 n. m., Mr. J. J.
A n.sel, Superintendent.
Divino Sorvioos in English on tho 2d
and 4th Sundays at ll n. m., and on caoh I
Thursday at 5 p. m.
Got man on tho 1st and 3d Sundays at j
ll a. m
Hov. lt J. Vinson ?B tho pastor of tho
following Baptist ohurch'; in Oconoo
county and his preaching appointments at I
tho samo: Doublo Springs, on first Sun
day in each month; hooky Pork, socond
Sunday; Mount Zion, third Sunday, nnd
Brnss Town, fourth Sunday, ltocontly
tho membership at hooky Fork ohurch
bavo orcoted a neat ann comfortable
honso of worship. Si zo, SO v: 30.
Tho colored family of Bakor bas on
countered two oxtromes. It wnB burned
out in Lako City, S. C, and Booms to
bavo found a froez?, out in Bonton, Mas
Makes tho food more de
in? MWii ? vntmitst?mmammm?msmamimam
Weight ot Mall Matter In tho United States.
Strnngo as it seems, tho United
States Government has not taken a
complote aooount?ng of tho notual
total weights of tho mail matter oar
ried by it for over twonty yoars.
During tho timo sinoo tho Inst gene
ral weighing of mails handled by tho
railroads and othor common oarriors
tho volume of our postal business
has increased enormously, and in re?
cont years tho tran (mort ?it iou woights
charged by those oarriors havo boon
largely taken on faith, as tho Post
Ofiico Dopartmont could only esti
mato, but not accuratoly know, who
thor it was being overcharged in tho
enormous sums that it annually pays
for mail transportation.
Momo idea of tho wonderful in
crease of this branch of govern
mental business is bad from tho faot
that an expenditure of $80,303,209.53
for oarrying tho mails in 1888 bad
swelled to $52,204,882.23 in 1808, an
increase to nearly double in ton yoars.
In 1870 tho total length of our postal
routes was 70,901 milos ; tho last ro
port shows it to bo now ^174,777.
The annual transportation ovor these
routes in 1870 was 00,407,463 miles,
tho last report showing a milcago of
281,605,012. In othor words, ICBS
than twonty yoars bas scon an in
crease of HG por cont in tho total
miles of route, and of 101 por cent
in tho gross of annual mileage.
A partial idea of what this wholo
system of tho transportation in bulk
of our mail matter has grown to un
der enlightened management, and
owing to tho great incronso in gone
ral Htoraoy, is derived from tho fol
lowing statomonts taken from tho
figures in tho Inst annual roport of
tho Postmaster Qonoral : Of t;avol
ing post oflioos, on railway, steam
boat, electric and cabio tramways, wo
havo u,2G8 linos, covering 107,755
miles, with a grand total mileage of
285,505,848. Ovor tbeso and thro
ughout tho sorvico woro handle!
6,340,002,320 pieces of first-class
mattor, 5,876,043,000 pieces of infe
rior olassilication, and 501,402,400
pieces of purely city handling, a
grand total of 12,817,108,710 pieces.
Those, if only avoraging tho length
of a medium-sized envelope, would
strotoh 1,218,750 miles, or a littlo
ovor forty-oight and one-half times
around tho oarth.
It is scarcely to bc wondered at,
when wo consider that an aconrato
weight tally of this enormous bulk
of mail has not boon takon within a
limo during which' it bas moro than
doubled in size, that thoro has boon
considorablo Congressional and nows-'
paper criticism of former Posmastor
Generals for paying tho immonso and
rapidly growing bills for this trans
portation without question ; nor is it
to bo wondored at that almost ovory
session of Congress for tho past de
oado lias seen tho introduction of
?orno bill looking to tue curtailment
of theso oxponscs.
Tho country is now to be con
gratulated on tho fact that Postmas
ter General Smith bas sot in motion
an inquiry into this wholo matter,
from which will grow a oloaror and
moro comprohonsive report to Con
gress on this subjcot than lins bcon
possible since tho days of tho Grant
administration. Three experts from
Now York city, aided by othors al
roady in Washington, havo been for
some days porfecting plans and pre
paring circulars, blanks, tables, etc.,
whoroby on Ootobor 3 next ovory
poBt office in tho country will bogin
woighing all matter passing through
it. Thoro ore nearly 80,000 offices,
and in each of theso this woighing
will bo kept up for thirty-fivo con
liooutivo days. At tho ond of this
timo oach ofl?oo will forward to
Washington its comploto roport and
from this enormous mass of statis
tics will bo compiled, by a spocial
staff, yot to bo seleoted, a wealth of
information that cannot fail to benefit
tho sorvioo greatly.
It is likely that this gcnoral stock
taking, if so it may bo called, will
roveal many opportunities for econo
my and kindrod improvements in tho
railway postal sorvico. It will as
suredly sot at rest tho moot question
as to whothor bulk mail is hoing
hauled baok and forth, oh?rgod> for
both ways, by cortirin railways, lt
will also, we bollovo, show that both
lottor and nowspapor postage, und or
pvopor restrictions, can be st:U fur
thor ohoaponed, and tbat manuscript,
designed for publication, proofs, and
authors' revises aud notes eau all bo
treated moro leniently in the interest, :J '
of tho wider dissemination of infor
mation and ?ducation by tho press.
Tho, country is, also, to bo congratu
lated that it now has at tho head of
this department a man of affairs, a
nowspapor man of long training,
whoso comprehension of tho needs
of tho sorvice under his charge is
unusually broad and thorough.-?
B. B. B. FOR BAD BLOOD.
A Trial Motilo Will Bo Sont Freo to tho
Headers of Tho Com ?er.
Had blood cansos blood and skin dis
eases, eruptions, pimples, scrofula, eat
ing sores, ulcors, cancor, eczema, skin
scabs, eruptions and aurea on children,
rheumatism, catarrh, itohiug humors,
otc For thoso troubles a positivo spooiflo
euro is found in li. H. B. (Botanto Blood
Balm), tho most wondorful blood puriflor
of tho ago. It has boon thoroughly
tested for tho past thirty yours and has
always cured ovon tho most doop-soatod,
persistent cases, after doctors and pat
ent medicines had all failed. B. B. B.
cures by driving out of tho blood tho
poisons and humors which causo all
thoso troubles, and a euro is thus mado
that is permanent. Contagious blood
poison, producing eruptions, swollen
glnuds, ulcoratod throat atid mouth, oto.,
ourod hy B. B. B., tho only remedy that
can actually euro this trouble At drug
gists, il por largo bottlo; six largo bot
tles (full treatment) $5. So ovory roador
of TJIK COURIER may tost B. B. B. wo
will send free and prepaid a trial bottlo.
Writo to-day. Modical advice freo. Ad
dress Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Last weok a delinquent subscriber
said ho would pay up if bo lived. Ho
died. Another said. "I'll BOO you to
morrow." Ho's blind. Still anothor*
said: "I'll pay you this wook or go to
tho dovil." Ho's gono. Thoro aro hun
dreds who ought to tako warning from
thoso procrastinators and pay up now.
O A. J5* X'S.X.?lu.
Boara tho ^ Kind You Have Always Bought
Tho Victor Manufacturing company
at Greers havo doclarod a divinond of 4
per cont, on tho preferred and 8 por cont,
on tho common stoc for tho six months
ending yesterday, The mill has had re
markable prosperity slnco Lewis W.
Parker, of this city, took cbargo os '
President. Ho has brought tho common
stock up from BO per cent, bolow par to
par, and tho plant is now making good
money for tho ownors.
Chocks were cent out yostorday to tho
stockholders of thoPooplo's bankin pay
ment of tho regular 2 pur cont, quarterly
dividend.-Orconvillo Nows, Oetobor 1st.
W. A. Dyohos, Wha?ey, S. C., writes?
"Havo used Dr. M. A. Simmons* Livor
Medicino 10 yoars for indigestion, bad
colds and tired feelings. Ono donlor
cold mo Zoilin's, saying it was tho samo,
but I will not bo foolod again." Sold by
Dr. J. W. Boll, Walhalla.
A Gruesome Heirloom.
Tho readers of tho Indox will romom
bor tho killing of M. C. Hunt at Har
mony Grovo, Ga., aboutoigliteen months
ago by two white mon, Brooks and Roy
nolds.. Tho object of tho killing was
robbory and Brooks and Reynolds after
wards confossod to tho orlmo and vere
Hunt at ono time lived in this county
and waa a brothor-in-law of T. T. Cro
mor, of tho Whito Hall section. Mr.
Cromor now has in his possession tho
gun with which Hunt was strlokon
down. Hunt and brooks and Reynolds
woro out bird hunting ono aftornoon,
whon ono of tho men asked him to loan
him tho gun to shoot a*? a bird. As he
passed tho gun ovor the man took lt by
tho barrel and doalt bim a crashing blow
on tho hoad. Tho b'o > vna fatal and
tho gun was broken at, tho stock and ono
of tho hammers bout. Tho gun was
buried in a creek by thc murderers, but
wns afterwards rocovorcd. Mr. Cromor
now has it in his possession and will
koon it ns a hind of a family heirloom,
but the momorios associated with it aro
such that ho will never bo able to dorlvo
any plcasuro from exhibiting it.-Green
Tho Nowborry Horald and Nows says: ^
We havo what wo consider good nows
for our roadorn and, while lt ia not ofll- '
oial, wo cnn say it in straight. Tho idoa
of putting doublo daily trains on tho
Southern road has novov boon abandoned
and will within a short time bo put into
effect. Tho oxtra train, with tho im
proved schedules, will bo tho host over
operated on this road, and tho patrons
along tho lino will npprcolnto this enter
prise, which will glvo Nowborry tho best
railroad service abo bas over had. Tho
Southern car! bc counted on to do the