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WA I ?? \ L LA, SOUTH OAHOLINA, OCTOBER 20,1800.
iiEW SHIM US, NO. 72_-VOu?ME L-WO? 4S.
HE "OPEN DOOR" POLICY.
THE INTEREST OF THE SOUTHERN STATES
IN THE TRADE ACROSS THE PACIFIC.
One-Third of Hor Cotton Crop-Manufactu
rers Wi ?to to Sonator McLourin.
Thc following correspondence .he
tween the 'jotlon mill men and Sena
tor McLnurin will attract groat ai
tention. The letter of the mill men
is as follows :
Hon. B. R. Tillman, Hon. John L.
MoLaurin, Hon. William Elliott,
lion. Stanyarno Wilson, Hon. VV.
J. Talbert, Hon. A. C. Latimer,
Hon. Thomas J. Strait, lion. .las.
Norton, Hon. J. Wm. Stokes :
Dear Sirs : Wo ask your consid
eration of tho following :
South Carolina is now the fore
most State in the South in tho cot
ton manufacturing business, not only
in spindles, looms and number of'
hands employed, but also in amount
of notion consumed. She is nearly,
and before the expiration of twelve!
months, will be next to Massachu
setts in nuriiber of spindles-tho
second State in tho Union in the
conversion of raw material into fin
ished products. Tho mills of tho
State, on a basis of 1,000,000 bales
per year, consume about one-third
of the entire cotton crop of tho
State, and if the present ratio in the
increase of spindles continues, it will
not bo many years before the re
quirements of the mills will reach
the total colton crop.
The business of cotton .manufac
turing is tho paramount manufac
turing interest of the State. Next
to agriculture it is the principal em
ployment of our people. It returns
wages directly to a very large per
centage of our people, and indi
rectly it is the support of many thou
sands more. A large number of the
mills in this State aro making goods
for the China or Eastern trade. If
by any chance this demand should
ho cut off, the mills would he com
pelled to shut down, or to get into
direct competion with the other
mills which are making goods for
home consumption. You can see at
olino what tho importance of the
China trade is to us ; it is every
thing. . The prosperity of tho cot
ton mill business of South Carolina
depends, in our opinion, upon thc
China trade. Wo believe that the
expansion of this trade is the hopo
of the cotton mill industry in the
According to the best of our in
formation, the question of the con
tinuance of this trade is a question
of policy on the part of our govern
ment. Statistics show that 90 por
cent of all tin; cotton goods exported
from tho United States to China
lind a distributing market at the
three Northern treaty ports of Ncw
chsvang, Chofoo and Tientsin. The
first named is the treaty port of the
great Province of Manchuria, al
ready recognized, in the railroad and
mining enterprises as an exclusive
sphere of Russian enterprise. Thc
second is the treaty port of the
Province of Shantung, in which Ger
many claims exclusive privileges
similar to those conceded to Russia
in Manchuria. The third is the
treaty port of the metropolitan Prov
ince of Chili and is tho maritime
gate of Peking. All three are situa
ted within a comparatively narrow
area, but through them is done most
of the foreign trade of North China.
It only requires one step forward in
the extension of thc authority of
Russia and Germany to destroy the
terms of equality on which tho com
mercial nations of the world partici
pate in the advantages of New
ell wang and Chefoo, and tho move
ment on Peking, which is generally
assumed to bo part of tho policy of
Russin, would necessarily threaten
tho commercial interests which cen
ter nt Tientsin.
Up to this time wo aro informed
that pressure brought by the gov
ernments of Groat Britain and tho
United States has led Russia to de
clare its purpose to admit the mer
chandise ot other nations into Man
churia on terms of equality with its
own, but it is impossible to say how
soon that policy may bu changed, it
is alleged that in tho importation of
railroad and other material Russia
entirely disregards the imperial
Chinese customs of Nowohwnng, re
garding tho port as if it were already
in a Russian possession ; and it may
ho that Russia, for tho protection of
its own trade, may seo fit to carry
this discrimination to tho point of
imposing hor own custom duties on
ovont, our tindo with Manchuria
would ho seriously handicapped, and
might, conceivably, coaso to exist,
as did our trade undor like circum
stances, with Madagascar.
Tho effect of this would be a far
reaching ono to tho cotton mill in
dustry in tho South. Up to this
time, tho Federal government has
shown a disposition to insist on tho
maintenance of its treaty rights with
the Chinese Empire, whonovcr there
seemed any danger of their positivo
.infringement, but ns wo havo indi
cated, the process of substituting for
the authority of tho Chineso govern
ment tho jurisdiction of a foreign
power, is Ji gradual and insidious
one, and its completion would mark
the disappearance of all pre-existing
treaties. We are, tborofore, led to
belicvo that equality of commercial
opportunity in China can bo main
tained only by a dooided stand in tho
interest of their trade on tho part of
the nations who havo most to lose
by tho creation of spheres of exclu
sivo commercial i o tinonee, and that
any effective assertion of treaty
rights must involve tho stability of
conditions now existing. When you
consider the vital interest of your
constituency in this question, wo feel
certain that you will deal with it in
the way best li tied to bring about a
satisfactory solution. In our opin
ion, this can bo most easily reached
?y supporting any line of policy of
the great federal government, based
upon tho strict observance of our
treaty rights in China ; or which, in
other words, insist that no part of
that Kin pire should be subject to tho
influence of any government without
giving to the United States oqual
commercial rights and privileges
with tho most favored nation. As
wo understand tho situation, tho
question of the expansion policy of
the government is in no way involved.
The maintenance of our rights in
China does not include an attempt to
bring other countries undor tho in
(luonce of our flag. The open and
declared purpose of those who aro
solicitous about these rights is that
in all questions of trade and com
merce this country shall be put on a
parity with its rivals in the far East.
This is not a question of territory ;
not a question of empire, but simply
a question of trade and of tho right
that our people now enjoy to conduct
a profitable commerce with the Chi
nese Empire in any portion of its
territory. All that we demand is
perfect equality with other nations.
We write this letter with tho ur
gent request that you will uso your
influence to insist upon a policy on
the part of the Federal government
which will secure tho results above
outlined, and which are so full of
consequence to our people. We be
lieve that thc policy of the Federal
government should bo such that
while it demands nothing in conces
sions, it requires everything, in tho
equality of trade, and such protec
tion to our commerce which will not
make it depend upon tho whim or
selfishness of any other foreign
power. We recognize tho right in
other people to protect their own
interest, but we do not reeognizo
tho right in the dismemberment of a
friendly power to shut us out entirely
where, under agreement already
made with such power, we aro fully
protected, and havo equal rights
with other people. Whothor we
should trade or not with a friendly
power, should not depend upon the
verdict of our rivals in trade, but
Consumption novor ntrikes a mul-^
don blow, lt creeps Its way along.
Finit, it is a cold; thon a littlo
hacking cough; thon lo Bi) in weight;
thon a nardor cough; thou tho fever,
tho night sweats, and hemorrhages.
Bettor Htop tho disenso whilo it is
jot crooning. You can do it w'".
Your cough disappears, your lunga |
hon!, your throat boiomos strong.
Two sizes : $1.00 ; 50c.
A euro in hastened by placing,
ever tho chest ono of
Dr. Ayer'a Cltcrry Pectoral Plasters i
I ,T. 0. AV UK CO., Lowell, MIMI.
the merit and result of that rivalry
should depend upon prices, and not
upon policy. Given tho open door,
we have no fears as to tho result or
ns to tho futuro prosperity of our
Tho abovo is signed by eight of
I tho loading cotton mill? in tho State
8KNAT0H M'LAUKIN'H ?IKW.V. .
Senator MoLnufin bas replied to
tho ahovo with tho following totter :
1 fully conour in ovorything you
say about tho importunen of tho re
tontion of the trade of tho South
with China. Tho "opon door policy"
is what wo. nood and want. This
has heretofore been seemed by
"treaty rights," which have boon re
spected hy other nations only to tho
oxtont to which it conduced to thoir
trade interest. Whilo ostensibly
recognizing these "treaty rights,"
other nations, in violation of them,
have acquired territory andoxoluded
therefrom our legitimate commerce.
Russia has gradually absorbed Man
churia and is building a railroad
across Siberia to command the trade
of China. Germany has been active
and wailing in expectancy to obtain
tho Philippines. Japan has given
Russia all the fruits of her victory of
1892. Franco has been the willing
tool of Russia, and England bas been
passive in her fear to assail her.
This was the status in tho East
when the battle of Manilla occurred.
This victory thwarted all tho schemes
of Russia for the dismemberment of
China, and rendered its absorption
and partition impossible If you
want the "open door," tiiu United
States now holds tho key. Tho
archipelago of the Philippines lies
along the coast of Asia for 800 mile's
and commands it. Manilla is tho
point in thc East which is tho center
of ocean trallio. It ?H the only point
where foreign nations could have
obtained commercial stations with
out a struggle.
In tho vicissitudes and good for
tuno of a war with Spain, and with
out any intention of doing sb, thc
We manufacture I
Wo sell any kind of Clothing you
before for the moue
Come and seo our Men's $4.60 ?
is equal to any $8.00 suit you ever
lie sure and see our Men's &6.0(
it beats anything you ever bought |
The best suit on tho market is o
Clay Worsted Suit. We have tin
style yo? want, and guarantee th
months' wear. Would be a barga
our bargain price only $11.76.
Give us a Call. We i
United States has acquired tho poa
session of tho Philippines, which
gives to her paramount political and
My judgment is that the control
of them, or at least of some portions,
is tho only safeguard for our trade
interests in the East. Tho abandon
ment'of them means the dismember
ment of China, its partition among
tho European powers, and the inevi
table loss of our Chinese trade.
I noto you say in your letter,
"that tho question of our rights in
China does not include an attempt
to bring other nations under the in
fluenee of our Hag ; that this is not a
question of territory ; not a question
of empire, hut simply a question of
It seems to mo that tho question
of trade is not alono involved. Tho
commercial and political aspects of
thc great problem of the hour in this
country are inseparable, and it is use
less to close our eyes to this fact.
Would it not bc folly for us to sacri
fico our commercial interests for
purely political considerations? The
maintenance of on?'trade in thc East
does not necessarily mean tho forci
ble annexation of the Philippines, or
tho denial of the right of local self
government, but when tho war is
ended by troaty or other .vise for
Congress to settle all questions in
a just and constitutional way.
I do not favor tho adoption hy
this country of a colonial policy be
cause of the vexed and threatening
problems growing out of it, but I do
think thati if possiblo, tho United
States should maintain sufficient in
terests hy tho islands to command
j equal trade righto with other nations
in China. Thia will provont for a
long time tho dismemberment bf IMB
vast empire. England and Japan
favor tho integrity of tho empire,
but they alono oannot guarantee it
against tho other European powers.
With the weight of the influence Of
tho United States thrown against
dismemberment, it would ho rendered
At present, Hong Kong, under
British iufluoneo, is tho groat dis
tributing center of tho Orient. Ma
I nilla, under American influence, will
occupy a bettor 'stratcgio and geo
graphic position, and should becomo
a commercial center of that portion
of the world. Oommer )i"l suprem
acy is thc goal of every civilized na
tion-it s is only attained through
commercial progress and commercial
expansion. In thia groat battlo
among tho nations, without dosign
of our own, while they woro haggling
among themselves, Dewey sailo into
Manilla bay, and we find foothold
within two days' journoy of this
land of consumers, where half of tho
population of tho world is congre
gated within an area no larger than 1
the United StatoB.
Thero is much political rot in tho
constant parading of tho term "im
perialism." It is a misnomer, in
tended to confuse and docoivo. It
involves the idea of tho incorpora
tion into our body politic as Amori
oau citizens, millions of the somi
barbarous inhabitants of a tropical
country. I do not believe such a
thing is intended, possible or desira
ble ; nor is such a result necessary to
secure such commercial expansion as
we want. I think the dictates of
common souse will govern the
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?bathing--We sell 1
. ing-We sell Oh:
.vant-any color, style, quality and pr
y, We have bargains in every lino wo
luit, for it
) Suit, for
mn in any
em for 12
in at *20 ;
We have the best Y
for $3.60. Nice eiiong.
Be sure and come to
Suit, for it is nico ono?!
anybody else's boy.
We will sell you thc
the market for only ^o*
Men's Pants from ?IC
Remember, we will t
per cent on every pi
ire Always Willing and G
American people, and tho ghost
"imperialism," sprung for political
effect, will not provont them from
gathering tho full fruits of tho vic
tory so easily won, and treading the I
path so plainly blazed out hy an j
I am willing to concede honesty of
purpose and sincerity of conviction
to others on these questions. It ia
difficult for a representative to view
this question as he should while tho
war is in progress, and both parties j
are attempting to make political capi
tal ont ol' it, ono making frantic appoals
to "stand by the Hag" and the other
criticising on humanitarian grounds!
everything that is said or done.J
When theao questions aro considered
hy Congress it ia my purpose tonet
and vote for what I eonoeivo to ho
for the best interests of South Caro
lina. A dischargo of duty to tho
best of my ability will come up to
the lull measure of my obligations.
As you request I will nae my ut
most endeavors to preservo and en
force all of our "treaty right"" in
(?bina, but with the lights now be
fore mo I feel that theao aro feeble
safeguards. The United States, with
the control of thc Philippines, hy
treaty or otherwise, will be in a posi
tion not only lo insist upon, b..t to j
aaaert equality of trade rights in the
Bast. Without this, all she can do
is to respectfully hut firmly protest |
against their violation hy other na
tions, but, as in tho past, is not in a
position to assort and maintain them.
It will he obsorvod, therefore, that
tho question of our trade in thc
East involves both politionl and hotn
>n i|s sc
ll ci ne ni, in my judgment, dopond?
tho future'wolf aro of our people in
maintaining'e.qunlity of opportunity
ii) tho Mustern markets. A moro
superficial viow will not roveal its
transcendent importance. To tho
Southern people it is fraught with
momentous oonsoqucnoes. Cotton
manufacturing in the South has
grown in a fow years with phenome
nal rapidity. Millions of dollars aro
investod in mills.
Tho product of theso havo found
reraumerativo markots in China and
othor countries of the East, our cot
ton goods hoing peculiarly adapted
for clothing tho teeming millions of
that warm climate. Their trade is
tho hope of this great manufacturing
industry of tho South. If it is out
off hy other nations, not only tho
manufacturer but the producer of
raw colton will suffer. Tho present
advance in spot cotton, which our
planters aro onjoying, is largoly due
tho mills of tho South. They havo
forced tho local market above Now
York. With active competition in
local markets Liverpool and Now
York exchanges nd longer fix tho
price of raw cotton. Can the South
ern peoplo afford to sacrifico their
commercial and industrial interest
for mero political sentiment.
At tho time of tho acquisition of
tho Philippines, like most of our
people, I know nothing about tho
now questions suddehly projected
by tins unexpected event upon the
attention and consideration of the
American peoplo. I have honestly
and earnestly sought information,
and studied thom, so that I might be
ablo to take such a position as would
be right, and conduce to tho best in
terest of tho country.
Yours very truly,
JOHN L. MCLAURIN.
TE CLOTHING S
ildren's Clothing . .
ico you want-and we will givo you
carry, and it will bo to your interest
routh's Suit ever sold
;h for anybody,
see our Youth's $(> -r>0
igh for a king's boy or
? best Child's Suit on
ic. to $8.75.
lave you from 16 to 35
ftir of Shoes you buy
?lad to Show you our Goc
Work ol Only Ono Woman.
HARMONY Gnovic, GA., October
20.-Mrs. Nannie Gillespie, widow
of W. B. Gillespie, decoased, brought |
in yesterday twenty-eight bales of
cotton, and sh o is not through pick
ing yet. In addition to this cotton
she has saved over 12,000 bundles of |
fodder and will mako fully 1,500
bushels of corn, besides oats and |
wheat enough for a year. All of
this was done by a widow, and on
rented land at that. What man can
show up a bettor record of one your's
Thero is moro catarrh in this section
of tho country than all othor discuses
put together, and until tho last few years
it was supposed to bo incurable. For a
great many >cars doctors pronounced it
a local disease and proscribed local rem
edios, and by constantly failing to euro
with local treatment, pronounced it in
curable. Science baa proven catarrh to
ho a constitutional disease, and it there
fore rc(|uiros constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Curo, manufactured by F.
J. Chenoy & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is tho
only constitutional euro on tho market,
it is taken Internally in doses from ton
drops to a teaspoonful, lt aots directly
oh tho blood and mucous surfaces of tho
system. They o ff or ono hundred dollars
for any caso it fails to euro. Mond for
circulars and testimonials. Address
V, J. CHUNKY ft Co., Toledo, Ohio.
.Sold by druggists. 75 couts.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho best."
Will Try \<Tmko ? Wook.
Wo clip tho following marriage
notico from a Westorn oxohango
Married, near Beldon, Mo., on 18th
instant, by Hov. A. Harris, Amos
Day and Miss Jano Weeks.
A day In made, a wook is lost,
Hut timo should not complain,
For thorn will soon bo days enough
To mako a wook again.
Governor and the New York Newsboys.
A good story about Governor Mo
Sweeney's visit to New York re
cently which has so far csoapcd the
newspapers has loakod out in the
la?t few days and it serves to show
the manner of mau South Carolina's
smalLstatured Governor is.
The ineidont occurred '_: on the day
boforo tho naval parade. Tho Gov
ernor accompanied by his little son
and Cols. Wilson, Folk, Redding.
Mauldin and Watson of his staff
had just left tho cotton exohango
'and had reached "Nowspapcr Kow,"
bound or tho bridgo to go over to
the navy yard, when just at the
Pulitzer building corner they came
across a great crowd of newsboys of
the "Cout-a- World" variety, getting
their supplies of the big afternoon
edition just issued.
Tho Governor saw tho crowd of
urchins. Ile oxelaimed, "Ah, that is
what J. was once. Just look at them,
Miles ; como hero sou, I want to
show you what your father was when
he was your size." Hunching back
and catching his boy's hand, it was
only a second or two boforo tho Gov
ernor had forced his way into the
heart of the crowd of yelling, scufli-j
ing newsboys. Ile talked with them
and when they found out who ho |
was and that be had once boen of
tho "clan," they rallied round him
and the Governor's fnco was all
smiles, lie bought os many papers
as he could carry and Col. Folk, who
got down into thc crowd, did like
wise. The boys gave tho Governor
an ovation in their own demonstra
tive way and before ho could be ex
tricated from his admiring host of
newsboy enthusiasts the polioo had
e sell Boys' Cloth
hotter bargains than you over had
Lo inspect our stock.
is in Hats--any color and style you
is in Notions, Gents' Furnishing
tinks ?nd Valises.
io have a beautiful line of Ladies'
ipes and Jackets, in which wo will
better bargains than you over hud
a and st e our Counterpanes, Table
d Towels, ?or it will sure pay you.
Dds and give our Prices.
lhalla, S. C.
to go to his aid and clear a wa;' out
of it for him.
There was no incident of his trip
to thc metropolis that Governor Mc
sweeney enjoyed moro thoroughly
than this. It recalled to his mind
many memories of the past and whon
in tho crowd bo really scorned to bo
a newsboy again himself.-The S'^ate.
A Good Mother.
The book about Nancy Hanks,
Abraham Lincoln's mother, is claimed
to be a complote vindication of her
character. Tho North Carolina
book on tho subject is called "a far
rago of guoss work and unsupported
hearsay evldenoo." About all that
can bo claimed for Nanoy aro tho
words of her own immortal son and
that is enough : "All that I am or
hope to be I owo to my angol mother.
Blessings on her memory." That j
will livo ns a tributo when detrac
tions are forgotten.
--4 . ?.
Tho health-restorer and hoalth-maln
tainor, Dr. M. A. Simmons' Livor Medi
cino, strengthens tho ?ervos, makos you
plump and comely, and omriob.es tho
complexion with nature's choicest col
ors. Sold by Dr. J. W. Boll, Walhalla.
An important decision of tho
Maine Supreme Court anent tho
seizure feature of tho prohibitory
law of tho Stato has boon unoarthod.
The decision was rondorcd in 1880,
and it is to tho offoot that deputies
must know that liquor is on tho pro
mises boforo thoy swoar out thoir
warrants, and tako that and nothing
Makes the food more del
ROYAL OAKINO POW!
A Big Thing for South Carolina.
WASHINGTON, D. C., October 20.
It is said that Sir Thomas J. Lipton,
tho cup ohallongor, will invest five
hundred thousand dollars in tea cul
ture in South Carolina, ho having
lived in that State quite p while
during his early manhood, when he
oamo to this country from Glasgow.
As is perhaps known, Sir Lipton is
largely interested in tho tea business,
being at the head of two of tho
largest business concorns in tho
world, tho Lipton Toa Company and
tho Liptoti Packing and Provision
Company. Ho is tho largest land
owner in .Coylon, and on his tea,
ooffco and cocoa plantations employs
moro than five thousand Singaleso.
It is stated that he has given toa
culture in this country a great deal
of study and has boon in communi
cation with thoso who aro most, in
terested in its development here.
Tho recent experiments in tea cul
ture in South Carolina has, it is said,
satisfied him that tea oan bo ohoaply
and successfully grown in South Ca
ro.ina, and ho is willing to invest tho
sum stated to test tho matter tho
roughly. Tho Agricultural Depart
ment denios any knowledgo of Sir
Thomas's intentions in this direction,
but it comes from an apparently au
thoritative source that tho gentleman
has been considering tho question
for a long while, even before tho^
Agricultural Department took it up.
Prof. John W. Hoffman, who now
occupies the chair of Agricultural
Biology in the Soufh Carolina Agri
cultural and Mechanical Collego,
Orangeburg, S. C., and who has given
toa oulture in that State a thorough
teat, has been in communication with
tho distinguished gentleman, it is
said. Prof. Hoffman is tho leading
colored scientist in America and is a
member of moro scientific associa
tions than any colored man in tho
world. n. M. I"
Dr. M. A. Simmons' Liver Medicine
has greatly bonoftted otbors and is rea
sonably certain to do you good. Try it!
Sold by Dr. J. W. ?oil, Walhall
Admiral Dowcy's Wile
Tho honored name of Admiral
Dewey is in ovory paper and maga
sine published in the United States,
but many readers search in vain for
Bomo facts concerning Mrs. Dowey,
tho Admiral's wi Lr
In the October number of Har
per's Bazar a half-toned portrait is
produced. This picture of hor is
from a minianturo that was made in
Italy for tho Admiral shortly before
her death. Mrs. Dowey died when
a very young woman, and tho pic
turo ropresonts almost a girlish face.
Of all tho Admiral's valued sou
venirs, there is nono that ho treas
ures BO highly as this quaint likeness.
In tho few mementos that servo to
ornament his cabin, his wife's pic
ture occupies a conspicuous position,
and thoso who know him best say
that the Admiral's one and only sor
row in these days of his world-wido
fame is that the companion in his
early endeavors as an unknown lieu
tenant in tho United States navy is
not alive to sharo tho honor and
fame that a great nation has heaped
Mrs. Dewey was Miss Susie Good
win, a daughter of tho late .^-Gov
ernor Goodwin, of New Hamp Vivo.
Tho family lived in Portsmouth, of
that State, where it still enjoys
prominence. Georgo Dewey and
Miss Susio Goodwin were married
Ootobor 24, 18G7.
A groat sorrow of Dewey's life
carno in 1872. Whilo on his first
omise on tho European station ns
commandor of a ship, the nows came
that a son had boon born to him.
Fivo days lator Dowoy recoived tho
saddest cable message of his lifo. It
told him that his wife was dead. For
a long time Dowey was inconsolable.
Moro than ono of h**; friends thought
his career had ended with tho cable
gram announcing his wifo's doath.
His son, who is now in Now York,
was named Georgo Goodwin Dowey,
in honor of his father. He is now
a young man twonty-throoor twenty
four yoars oid, and is engaged in
mercantile lifo in Now York.
To stimulate a sluggish livor, banish
bili uifiuoss, disperso dyspopsift, provont
fdok and norvous hoadaoho, uso Dr. M.
A. Simmons' Livor Medicino. Sold by
Dr. J. W. ?ell, Walhalla.
licSous and wholesome
>ER CO., HEW YORK. ' ' '
A Convict's Wodtllng Gilt.
A sad story comes by private
sources from the State penitentiary
at Huntsville, says an Austin, Toxas,
dispatch to the St. Louis Globo
Democrat. For two years tho wifo
of a prisonor has livod at Huntsville,
supporting hersojf aB well as she could
and awaiting tho timo for tho expira
tion of tho sontonco of her husband,
who has only anothor y oar to serve. It
appears that his trouble was caused
beeauso of his dovotion to his wife,
with whom ho was much in love.
During tho timo the woman lived in
Huntsville, she has regularly visited
him on o very ocoaBion permitted by
the prison rules, and a most loving
couple they wero. Last Saturday
sho decided, after much persuasion,
that a free man was bettor than ono
in tho penitentiary, and deoided to
marry a man who had importuned
her for a fow weeks. She at onco
applied for a divorce on tho ground
that her husband had boen oonvioted
of a felony, which is a statutory
causo in Texas. Her lawyer went
to the penitentiary to serve tho pro
cess on the husband, who wan work
ing in tho wood yard. Then ho sud
denly raised his sharp ax in his loft
hand, so tho story gocB, and, with
one blow, smote off his right arm
just below the eblow. Dropping
tho bloody ax, ho picked up tho
quivering limb and, handing it to tho
lawyer, said : "Present this as my
wedding gift to her." Ho dropped
in a faint, and has since been lying
between life and death in tho hospi
B. B. B. FOR "BAD BLOOD.
A Trial Bottle Will Bo Sont Froo to tho
Roadors of Tho Courlor.
Had blood causon blood and skin dis
eases, eruptions, pimples, scrofula, eat
ing sores, ulcers, cancor, eczema, ukin
scabs, eruptions and sores oa children,
rheumatism, catarrh, itching humors,
otc. For tl.oso troubles a positivo specific
euro is found in H. H. li. (Botanic Blood
Halm), tho most wonderful blood puriflor
of tho ago. It has boon thoroughly
tested for tho past thirty yoars and has
always cured oven tho most dcop-soatod,
persistent cases, aftor doctors and pat
ent medicines had all failed, ll. Ii. Ii.
cures by driving out of tho blood tho
poisons and humors which cause all
those troubles, and a cure is thus mad o
that is permanent. Contagious blood
poison, producing eruptions, swollen
glands, ulcerated throat and ino.uth,\otw.,
cured by li. H. H., tho only romedy t?i?Tfr*
can actually euro this trouble At drug
gists, $1 per largo bottle; B?X largo bot
tles (full troatmont) $5. So every roador
of Ti no Co i? H i KU may test B. H. li, v;e
will send freo and prepaid a trial bottlo.
Writo to-day. Modical advico froo. Ad
dross Hlood Halm Co., Atlanta, Qa. .
A special dispatch to the Atlanta
Journal says that Washington
County, Ga., has tho champion cot
ton picker in the South. His name
is Mr. John Doolittle, who, however,
did a great deal when he picked 487
pounds of sood cotton. Ile did thi*i
hist week at tho placo of Mr. J. F.
Webster, near Tabor naule, ?ix mites
west of Tonnille. For several years
past ho has undertaken the task of
beating the record of John Simmons,
of Washington County, Mississippi.
This man held the record of 400
pounds in a day. It is a peouliar coin
cidence that both of the champion
pickers should hail from counties by
tho santo namo in different States.
Mr .?Doolittle is proud of the record ho
has made, and he lias every right to
John lt. McLean goes to tho vory
core of the monoy question in short.
metre. "Intriguing men," ho says,
"aro found who want to strip tho
government of that power (thepow| ,<'
of coining and issuing tho country^ i
money.) It has ever been thoir (tho
old monometallist intriguers') aim
to mnko a currency that should b'? ;
as scarce as possiblo, with which to
carry on the business of the country.' .
They wanted that thoy should regu
late tho amount of money, and then
lix tho prico at which tho people
could have that money."
--4??.-- . ? . i - 'v\
Tho black death, or bubonio plag m,
is a very mysterious malady. Lit /io
or nothing is known of its nature, or
how to treat it. This mnoh is cor*
tain : It brpke out in Hongkong in
1804, and has ovor sinco been stead
ily making its way westward, till
now it is up to tho very thresh
old of Iiuropo" How long it will
take it to reach the United /'tide ;;
romains to bo seen.