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lt Y JAYNKS, SII13LOH, SMITH & STUCK. WALU ALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, FJOBHUAKY 22, lOOO. NI3W SUKI KS, NO. ?J>.-VOLUME LI.-NO. 8.
In Short Lengths.
If your Shoes don't
Wc cany the Most
Come lo see us, for
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
HAMPTON. McCRADY ANO CHAMBERLAIN
WILL SUPPORT TUE NEBRASKAN.
IMPERIALISM Iii TRUSTS WILL BE
Tho Real Issues ol thc Next Presidential
Campaign . Free Silver is Dead."
We take the following interviews
with (ten. Hampton, lien. McCrndy
and Kx-Governor Chamberlain from
the News and Courier. In view
of the political differences of these
gentlemen, their coming out solidly
in Bryan's favor appears significant
ot a growing popularity on the part
of Mr. Bryan.
<;i:\ KU AL w ADI: HAMP I ON.
WJ don't think it worth while to
raise the currency issue in the com
ing campaign. There is no doubt
about it. that the great majority of the
people of the Stale are with lilyan
and his sliver views. Congress, in
the end, has to settle that question
and thu currency question should
not be agitated now. While I du
not agree with I ?ryan in his financial
views, he is a most remarkable man
and he is squarely on an anli-impc
rialistic platform which should be
the chief issue. Upon that issue I
believe llryan can win and I shall
vote for him. I'pon that issue all
Democrats can unite and beal the
difference in thc last campaign,
which resulted in the election of Mc
Kinley, lilyan would certainly treat
the South with fairness, which can
not bc expected from any Uopubli
can administration, lilyan seems to
be gaining strength in thc North.
Pennsylvania Democrats have al
ready declared for him anti I believe
New York Democrats will do the
same thing. Imperialism, if carried
ont, will be the death knell of this
old republic and that issue is now of
far greater importance (hat the
financial question. 1 believe we
should send a strong delegation lo
the convention pledged i<> an anti
imperialistic policy. They will cer
tainly be for lilyan, whose anti-im
perialist views have made him !
stronger than ever in the South, and '
are increasing his strength in the
(?encrai Hampton intended going
away in a day or two, but deferred
his departure so as to remain here
and hear the address o? Col. IJryan.
M '('HA I > Y KO H Ul! V A N .
To thc Kditor of tho News and
Courier: Apropos of Mr. Bryan's
coining visit to South ('andina and
his address to the General Assembly
of the State, I beg tu call your at
tention to a very strong letter of
ex-Governor Chamberlain, in the
Springfield Republican of January
30, as expressing in general my own
views, as one who voted for l'aimer
and Buckner at thc last I 'reside nt?al
election, and tu suggest that you re
publish it. Like Gov. Chamberlain
I, for one, will now support Mr.
Ibyan, silver or nu silver, because ol'
his outspoken and courageous oppo
sition tu the infinitely greater dan
ger threatening the very essentials
and principles of nur government.
Kow .vito Mid: \ n v.
i:\uov. < ii A M UKI: i A I N UN KIM \\.
In thc Republican of to-da) yon'
notice editorially .Judge Markham's
estimate of Mr. Hi yan, and you ask,
"ls .Judge Markham's case typical ?"
Thc inquiry leads inc tn niter you
my view of Mr. Bryan, though il is
not taken fruin tin- same point as
that of .Judge Markham, win? is de
scribed by you as "a gold Democrat
in I SOO."
Kor nearly twenty years I have
been an independent, owing n<> alie
.?. e tn any party and seeking nilly
to usc bulb our great parlies fur such
etuis as have seemed tu me, fruin
time tn time, nf must moment tn uni
public welfare. < hi I his principle I
voted three times for Mr. Cleveland,
but in IS?Ki fur Mr. McKinley, rc
gard i ng thc money question at that I
time au nut only the most pressing,!
Calico at 44- <
. . Bes
wear as lons?' as you wai
Reliable and Popular Bra
we are going to sell the
llii- most fundamental issue. No
tiling lins happened lo make nie re
'grot my vote on "ither of these occa
sions. However il may be willi
others, I value my independence of
party above all else in politics. I am
almost ready to say thal I would
rallier bu independent than to be
j righi, ami in some senses 1 ilo not
shrink from that sentiment, so foul
land degrading seems to me the eur
! rent and growing deference to party
1 rule and party inlluenec. .And this
I suv after twenty years of previous
adherence to the Kepubhean party.
Tho critical issue of I S'.X? is no lon
ger before us. It is settled ami past.
Not only can it not be reoponded or
rev i vi lied as a matter of general pub
lic judgment, bul it is impossible tu
disturb the gold standard at least for
four years. Kroc coinage of silver
at IO to I is ?load : dead for the pres
ent, deader still for the future.
The real live issues, so far as can
now be seen, are imperialism and
trusts. On both these issues the
Republican party is hopelessly wrong,
I'nder McKinley's lead wo see our
Uovcrnmcut embarked ona current
which is carrying us steadily away
from all our characteristic, historical
and traditional moorings. Kxpansion
is one thing; imperialism is another.
All our growth till we took Hawaii,
and perhaps even that, bas been natu
ral growth or expansion, growth ac
cording to our nature as a (iovern
mciit, our physical situations as a
nation and our natural spirit ol' pro
gress and enterprise. Imperialism
moves on new lines, is inspired l>\
foreign ideals, wrenches us from om
past, plunges us into entanglements,
and commits us to enterprises whicl
it has been our highest wisdom a>
well as our constant aim hitherto t<
a vend. In no possible view of ii
does imperialism seem to me tolera
ble or less than a monstrous apos
Trusts are surely a great issue. If
Ott one side, they ari' an movit.'lbh
economic development, on anothe
side they bring the gravest dangers
1 question whether they are a nor
mal economic result. Their foster
mother is the tariff, lint for tin
tariff il seems to me doubtful i
trusts would ever have come inti
wide vogue. Tho pecuniary advant
age lo individuals of controlling o
"cornering" commodities, or prod nc
lions, or facilities needed hy th
whole people, was as obvious ">l>, O
Kid, or filM) years ago as it is HOM
? Such a combination as we now eal
: a trust is no new idea , but our arti
! heal restraints of trade ; our ( hines
walls ot' protection, have furnishe
the opportunities, opened wide th
doors, and set out the temptation
j to all our foremost trusts, and th
example has bren contagious. Ki
j move these ai lilicial defenses am
support id* trusts, ami I doubt mue
if the greater part of the evil wi
not be removed.
I lint in any rase, u hellier l rust
j are or arr not a mere economi
growth, the evils and dangers th:
come willi them are obvious. I
either case and under either vie
the Republican party is their natur:
and actual ally. Its sordid spirit, ii
sordid leadership, its sordid method
all that that gives it prisent powi
and vitality, make it the party i
I rusts. Not one ray of hope, on
the thick darkness nf despair, lies
that direct ion,
( In ihr <d liri' hand, I hr I >emocral
parly has long "fatigued thc indigo
lion" by its stupendous follies ai
its chronic incapacity. I ?ul now,
always, I he independent's < 11t i <
is, which of these two is least da
g?rons, or possibly, which of the
two stands truest <>n present issue.?
To nie the answer is easy. Thc l>
Mineral ic party is ll:r party whit
eau alone be looked lo for any re
opposition to imperialism or lo I rust
.md l)\ opposition tot rusts I me:
their prov eui ion, il need be, or
any case their proper regulado
M r. I !i ) an I con-idrr In t t er I han I
party. No one rpiesl ions his prison
character ; no one would think
ranking him below .McKinley
Petits. . o
>t Standard Dri
it them to
lids of Footwear sold fror
goods. 1 am overstocked
ability, ami I should rank him many
degrees above His pol?tica' integ
rity, bis fidelity to the principles he
avows, 1 think, is ns well assured as
that ot' any politician now in sight.
I deem it, therefore, fortunate that
.Mr. l?iyan is to-day thc undisputed
leader of bis party. 11 is cont inued
advocacy (d' lb to I is harmless.
That question has become academic
ami need alarm no one ; while on
both the vital issues he is outspoken,
sound and determined, and has
been so from the start. I look
Upon* him as, on the whole, j
and in spite ot' !?;s past ami
present advocacy .d' what was
once a hugo financial folly and ;
clinic, thc one tuan in the whole,
country wdio may save us from disas- i
trers almost, il' not ijtiite, as great
as the one from which his defeat '
saved us in 180(5. Like Judge Mark
ham, then tore, if, upon a little dit'- |
ferent ground, I would not only j
"sooner trust him than McKinley," ;
but the cindee remaining as it now
is, I should vote for him in the com- !
ing election. I >. II. Cn A MUKKI.A IN.
West lirooklichl, Mass.
Catarrh Cannot he Cured
hy local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to euri' deafness,
am) that is hy constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused hy au i ll (lamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the eusta
chian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect '
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the
inllainmation can he taken out and this
Inhe restored to its normal condition,
healing will he destroyed forever. Nine
eases oui of len arc caused hy catarrh,
which is nothing hut au inllamcd condi
tion ol' the mucous surfaces.
1'. .1. CH KN KY A Cl)., Proprietors,
Toledo, ( )hio.
Sold by druggists, 7*?c. Hall's Family
Pills are the best.
( 'II i ou I:K, Kobrtiary I I.- People
of ('boohoo church were disappointed
on the second Saturday and Sunday
by the bad weather. This was our
Mr. Austin Heatly, of Tampa,
Kia., was on a visit lo his mother,
Mrs. Lou Heatly, and family, of Ta
massce, recently. Austin spent two
weeks with his relatives in Oconee
and left for Columbia, S. C. Wi'
wish him much success.
Karin work is progressing nicely
in this community.
Messrs. Jesse and ('layton Wilson,
ol' Stamp ('reek, visited the family
of their uncle, Mr. Ueuben Lee, Sr.,
Mr. M. C. ('raine, of Cheohee, re
cently purchased a nico mule. I
suppose I lennie will go a-sparking
now. .Mindi success to you, Mr.
Mr. Sain < ?reen and family recently
moved to the cotton mill, So many
people are leaving dear old Cheohee.
Our hand will he quite small at the
church, but il will be good just, the
No serious sickness so far. l'co
pie are enjoying good health at thc
Misses .lanie and Kinma li?es.'
and Mattie and Hattie Lee recently
made a pleasant visit, lo 'l'amass?e
W il ll g.I wishes (o Til K ( 'ol itt KI:
and its many happy readers, I beg
lo remain, M i . S< Hool, dill..
-* * -
Ncnatoi Clichd, who was sled down
in Frankfort last Tuesday, has himself
Killed a man. His victim was .Ino. San
ford, l'i< siddi! ul thc Farmers' and
'I i .ulei s' bank, ni ( 'evington, Ky. The
killing look place in ls*.Ci, and was be
cause ol a ucwspnpci article relied ii n
on Sanford and sup j tosed lo have been
written bj Goobel. Goobel was acquit'
bil on the plea of self deien e. Mis
Sanford became insane ns the result of |
Sparlanbiirg is congratulating herself I
?rn '. liing to have this year two distin
guished commencement preachers. Iii.
I,\man Abbi ll is I o preach I he sermon j
al ( on verse, and bishop Wilson, ol' the ?
.southern Methodist chinch, al VVotford.
ii any market,
and must unload.
For Tln> Connel-.
Duller and Ladysmith.
I'.ullor wont to A frica,
I indy .Smith to man y,
Wily .Jouhcrt blocked the way
And made his scheme miscarry.
buller then, in jealous pride,
bet his wrath grow cruel,
And with angry voice ho cried
That he would light a duel.
Jouhcrt with Ids army stayed,
'Mid the hills and boshes,
Huller in tho valleys strayed,
Where the rivor lushes.
( haling like a fighter game,
I'll a hill ho ran on,
Hy a COpjc took his aim,
And tired o IT his camion.
.Iou tier I shouted with a will,
"l'se a lighting Dutchman,
Who vat vants for moto kill,
Must he a very much man."
Firing then his biggest, gilli,
Noise and consternation,
l'ut feint buller on tho rmi
To hunt a safer station.
None there was amid thc roar,
So his brain grew addled,
Though! each bush concealed a boer,
Then down the hill skedaddled.
Lady Smith, wu understand,
Though she is a linton,
Keeps for Jouhcrt her right hand,
While buller gets thc mitten.
linn on, Huller, keep if up,
Spur your locomotion,
boers will get you if you slop
Short of Southern Ocean.
Whoa you reach it, like a duck,
Swim beneath tin. waler:
This may bring you into luck
Hoers can't follow after.
Hut a whale may gulp you down,
Hearing Jonah's sentence:
When you land in Londotitowil,
Like .lonah, preach repentance.
I have sold my i
of goods and busin
ducted by me at the
In the future ? can b
Stand, two doors
where I will have ?
ing, Shoes, Hats,
TIIKSK coons WILL IL; Kit KS 11 ;
Call and see me and I will treat you
you want to buy or not.
"Bloom Sells I I Tor Less."
Dani)er from Li(jlilnin(|.
The average yearly loss of lifo from
hghlt liing inthe I'ni I ed SI a I os is twenty
four persons; loss of properly, over a
million md a hal f of dollars. People liv
ing in edies amt thickly built towns run
lillie danger, ibo risk in the country and
suburbs being about live limes as great.
Ker the same reason Ibo center of a
?'love or forest is safer than itu edges,
tho dense growth acting to distribute Ibo
Tin? Southern Presbyterian, published
by .1. K. A W. S. Joeobs, Clinton. S. C.,
comos out in its issue of February sip,
willi a full account of the progress and
development of the Homo Missions
movement in I ho Synod of South Caro
lina, accompanied with illustrations pre
senting now ch undi buildings erected in
mission holds. Tlie most important fea
lure of tho issue isa map of I be Synod of
South Carolina, Hie first of Hie kind ever
published, showing county and Crosby
lerial lines am! locations of churches.
The churches arc numbered lo corres
pond .villi a key giving their names. The
number contains -_'S pages, neatly printed
and ornamented with au ainslie scroll
cover containing au engraving ol Dr.
Sprent, of bock Hill, tin chairman ol
the Home Missions Commitlco of Synod.
NECESSARY TO THE REAL AND LASTING
PROSPERITY OF THE SOUTH.
GHIN IN GOITO?^MANUFAGTURIHG
In tho South in tho Past Fow Years-How to
Lay tho Foundation (or Larger Growth.
"]>. W. I).," writing to the Colum
bia State, from Clemson College,
under a recent dato, say? :
Tho interest in manufacturing in
general and the production of textile?
in particular, in tho South, is rapidly
increasing. The record of the ca
tani Uh mont of colton mills through
out our section rends almost like a
fairy tale. In view of these facts, this
correspondent has thought that a
few articles on this subject would
prove interesting to a large number
of people. .1. ll. M. Beaty, director
of the textile department at Clemson
College, has kindly given answers to
several important questions which
are given below. Mr. Meaty has
been studying the conditions of the
cotton business in tho South for seve
ral years, both theoretically and
practically. lb; has visited the tex
tile schools of the country as well as
the large manufacturing plants North
and South. His views are therefore
worthy of careful consideration.
The answer to the question as to
work dime at the textile school, Mr,
l?eaty said :
Th?? textile school in Clemson Col
lege opened its doors to students in
the fall of 1808, being thus the first
school of its kind in the South and
tlie third in this country. Although
designed for a special purpose, it
retains all the more prominent fea
tures of a modern cotton mill. Klee
trie power is used. The equipment
consists of a complete installment of
colton manufacturing machinery, in
cluding a number of band looms
with shedding engine attached, fancy
power looms, and jacquards. There j
is also a ?lye house with complete
facilities for the leaching of dyeing.
A plan is now on foot to increase
the size of the building, and to put
in machinery for tin* ni inufacturing
of all kinds of fain es, including
wool, silks, etc. Tin building cost
nterestin the stock
tess formerly con
i Ritter store room,
e found at the Nield
east of Postoffiee,
i full line of Cloth
VNI) N KW-NOT AN A KTICI.K OK
IN TH IO I-OT.
right. Will be fihul tu see yon whether
I$15,000, and the present worth of
the equipment is about ?.'?0,000, mak
ing a plant worth * If>,000. While
the plfnt is not an elaborate one, nor
costly, is a solid foundation upon
which can bo arranged an elaborate
course of instruction lo meet thc
demands of Southern conditions.
The course of inst niel ion is so
arranged that it covers four years,
having for its object the following
h'irst, a good general education.
Second, special study of the spe
Third, special training in the spe
This purpose is accomplished by
taking the student at the age of
fifteen or oilier and confining his
attention for the first year to gene
ral information on several branches
of thc sciences. 'I'll ? . second year
I lie student is allowed only a limited
time to special subjects. I>y this
method he has practically two years
of instruction along the lines of gen
eral edr rttioii. Tho next two years
of tho course are confined, as nearly
as possiblo, to special textilo Bubjeota.
Tho idea is not to allow a student, to
specialize until ho has suflieiont
knowledge to specialize on, thus tend
ing to prevent any narrowness of
education, which is HO likely to arise
from specializing too early in indus
What will bo thc effect of the
establishment of this school?
Tho growth of this kind of tech
nical instruction will not bu confined
to *' ?;hool. (Jcorgia and North
have already established
similar schools; and when the
good effect of these institutions aro
fully appreciated, thc probabilities
are that, every Southern State will
have one or more sue!) schools result
ing in thu expenditure of much
money in the education of our youths
in textile subjects, and thc saving
of millions of dollars to our Southern
Will not this increased interest in
the manufacture of cotton increase
the production and lower the price,
thus working detrimental to the cot
ton producer ?
Yes, and no. There is such a
thing as increasing thc production
and lowering tho price, not only
without loss, but with actual profit
to the producer. Manufacturing of
cotton must of necessity be the lead
ing factor in thc future development
of thc South.
Thirty-five years ago the South
practically monopolized the cotton
markets of the world. During this
time foreign countries, especially
India and Kgypt, have made rapid
progress in the production of cotton
In order to hold thc trade against
the competition of foreign cottons
it has been necessary for us to in
crease our production to about
11,000,000 bales, while thc price hal
declined to about f> cents. In view
of the fact that other counti es cai
and do supply thc world's demand
when for reasons it cannot, bo ob
tai ned from thc South, we must 'col
for some other remedy for low price*
than the curtailment of production
India furnished a largo portion o
thc cotton for the manufacturers o'
thc world during thc period of lSlil
'05, when the production almos
ceased in the South. Just as tin
production is curtailed here it wi!
bli increased elsewhere, thus keeping
the price down except for the yeai
or two it will take to get the increase
started in other countries.
Kstimating the world's populatioi
at 1,000,(100,000, about fi00,000,00(
regularly wear clothing; about 750,
000,000 are partially clothed, am
250,000,000 habitually go naked
The world's visible cotton crop fo
the year 1808-1809 was a little lesi
than 11,000,000 bales, averaging 501
pounds each. Il would requin
42,000,000 bales averaging 50(
pounds each to clothe thc cutir
population of thc world. Thc abov
ligtllcs, taken in round numbers fron
statistics, show that over produclioi
?d' cotton is not the cause of the prc
vailing low prices. Wo must lool
to sonic other way of handling ou:
vast crop of raw staple than sellitij
il to other people to bo manufacture*
and then sold back to us at thro
times its value, as compared to it
value in thc raw material.
The average cotton crop in Soul
Carolina is about 1,000,000 bales, o
500,000,000 pounds. Disposing <
this 500,000,000 at 7 cents-#35,000
000; 500,000,00(1 pounds of whit
cloth at -JO cents-* 100,000,000. Th!
would bring an increase of $05,000
OOO into thc State in favor of mani
facturing over the sale of thc ra'
product. This amount would not ?>
lo thc treasuries ol thc faotoru
alone, but would bc divided anion
the farmers, first of all, by an hierein
ii- price, which would probably ave
age one-fourth of a cent per pou m
In add:tion to this, he would fin
ready sale at increased prices fi
wood, butter, chickens, eggs an
many other perishable farm product
which arc now of small value, owill
to the fact that there is no gre
demand for them.
All other businesses would I
stimulated by this increase of casi
earning labor. Thc value of all |>r<
pcrly would bc increased i
proportion to thc increase of tl
value of products. Thc taxes pai
by these corporations would he!
bring about belter roads, thorel
bringing people into closer lone
.More churches would ho built, mo
schools and public libraries estai
lished. Fewer people would bo oi
of employment by reason of th
greater amount of money put ill ci
dilation, and a larger number of pa
ing positions would bc within tl
gi asp of our people.
Many points can be brought o
in addition io these, show inf' ll
Makes the food more d<
ROVAl BAKINQ fO
immenso advantages of manufac
turing our raw materials over Kelling
them to others. Suffice it to Hay
that if all the co-operating influences
tending toward the reduction of the
cost of cotton production could re
duce ll:is cost I cent per pound, il
would amount to a saving of 4>f),000,
000 in South Carolina. If the cotton
were made into ordinary white cloth,
such ns is now being run by mills in
tho State, ibis converting of thc raw
material into cloth would bring into
tho State 4-65,000,000 more than
would bo brought in by the Helling
of the raw material.
In order for us lo bo able to build
and equip cotton mills to the best
advantage; to manage them success
fully, both mechanically and com
mercially ; to undertake thc original
designing of fabrics-in short, to
understand all the details of cotton
manufacturing so as to reap the
highest possible benefit from its? pro
duction-it ?H highly important, in
fact necessary, for UH as a pc?plo
awake to our best interests to look
well into thc subject of industrial
education, and especially into thc
matter of textile training.
air. Beaty has also discussed tex
tile training as related directly to
cotton manufacture, which discus
sion will bc given in the next com
munication, while other important
questions will be considered later.
Weaver Praises Bryan.
Dr. A. W. Nichols, of Greenville,
Mich., Chairman of the People's
Farly State Central Committee, has
received a letter from Con. .lames B.
Weaver, who was a candidate for
President on thc Populist and Green
back tickets some years ago. (icu.
Weaver says :
"I regard Mr. Biyan an the great
est lender that has ever made his
appearance among rCnglish-spcnking
people. Thc Populists of the West
aro with him practically to a man.
I trust our friends in Michigan will
rally to his support with enthusiasm.
Any other course will simply give
intentional aid and comfort to impe
rialism, the banking trust and its
whole brood of vampires, too numer
ous to mention."
'It is a surprising fact," says Prof.
Mouton, "that in my travels in all parts
of the world, for tho last ten years, 1
have met more people having used
(freon's August Flower than any other
remedy, for dyspepsia deranged liver
and stomach, and for constipation. 1
lind for tourists and salesmen, or for
persons libing ollico positions, whore
headaches and general bad feelings from
irregular habits exist, that (Jrecn's Au
gust Flower is a grand remedy, lt docs
not. injure the. system by frequent use,
and is excellent for sour stomachs and
indigestion.'' Sample bottles free at J.
Sold hy dealers in all civilized coun
Local Option Passed.
Thc House last week passed thc
Archer bill, which, if approved, gi ves
the State a form of looa! option, lt
provides that on thc petition of one
fourth of the qualified voters of any
;ounty made to the Governor a sepa
rato box .shall be provided for ballots
on dispensary or no dispensary. Thc
bill provides that such elections sha!!
be held only at general elections.
Governor Mcsweeney in his mes
sage opposed local option, and it can
not bo definitely said what his action
has been curing
for 60 years.
Kuropoan railway men arc. becoming
struck on American eta's as woll as
American locomotives. So many ordern
are coming in for them that, a company
luis benn orgaidr.ed to erect a plant some
whore in Ku rope for tinning them ont.
eliciotis and wholesome
WOtR CO., HEW YORK._
RICHLAND, S. C., february 14.
(Delayed in transmission.)-After a
silence of several months we are
again pleased to give Tine Co UK II-: it
a hit of news from this community.
Misses Maria Dendy and Mamie
McDonald and Messrs. I). Conger
and Haskell Dendy visited Ute
family of Mr. M. A. Terrell, at
Westminster, Friday and Saturday.
Miss Helle and Mr. .John Conger,
of CarnesviUe, Ga., arc visiting their
sister, Mrs. .J. I*. Strihling.
Misses Sallie and Marv Davis are
nt Pelxcr, thc guests of Mrs. J. li.
Misses .Dora Patterson and Mary
Gillison and Mr, Lige Gitlison re
turned last week from a brief visit
to friends in Anderson county.
Mr. Grady Rallonger, of Clemson
College, spent Saturday and Sunday
at his home.
Mr. Clarence Watson, of Pied
mont, spent a week among friends
Mr. Robert McDonald is now at
home, after un absence of several
months at Piedmont.
We notice that our genial friend,
Mr. J. R. Burns, w ho is engaged in
the insurance business, is working
in this county again.
It is with regret that wc learn of
Mr. M. G. Wilkinson's intention to
leave for Tampa, Kia., in the near
future. Wc wish for him great plea
sure and success in the beautiful
land "where the orange blossoms
We also learn that Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Strihling expect soon to adopt
Florida as their home.
Mr. J. IC. Rickett, wd?o was in thc
employ of IL Anderson it Co., at
Seneca, during thc past fall, has re
cently accepted a position at Clem
Mr. J. J. Rallonger is spending a
few days with his family here. Ile
returns this week to Kershaw, where
he will be a short wdiile longer.
Mr. S, N. Hughs has resigned his
position as tic inspector for the
Southern Railway Company, and
contemplates taking work of a dif
ferent nature soon.
Mrs. Lucy Dendy has been suffer
ing from an attack of grippe, bul is
decidedly bettor at present.
An ounce of persuasion is belier
than a pound of compulsion.
Man laughs at woman because she
follows the fashions, and woman
laughs at man because he follows
According to the latest census,
Torio Rico has '.l;Vr,(lli.l inhabitants,
but they arc in a quandary to tell
whether they ure I'orlo Ricans or
The net earningn of the National
Steel company for thc past year arc
slated to bo ?11,000,000, and yet
trusts magnates say tiley are poverty
When a girl pins a Mower on a
man's coat, she always tills her chin
up and looks at it sideways ; and
the man who dosen't t unible is too
slow to get run over by a hearse.
Thc city of Spartanburg has decided
to expend s.">n,(Mit) this year for the per
manent improvement of her streets, lt
isa wise movement, and oilier South
Carolina growing (owns could follow her
example to their probt.
i Charleston is beginning to work in
earnest preparing for thc educational
convention which will meet there in
.July. A committee of organization
j has beet, appointed, anil they will
! lose no time in getting ready for thc
Asheville is to have a musical
festival in March. The chorus, con
sisting of about HU) persons, is in
training fur the occasion. The
Theodore Thomas .Orchestra will
give, three entertainments and seve
ral distinguished sublists have been
The highest monumcii' in thc
world is in Washington, America.
It wns erected in honor nf George
Washington. Il is D?.'> feet high,
f>f> feet square at tho base, and con
tains 18,000 blocks of marble two
feet thick, lu the interior is an el .
valor, and lift y Mights of stairs,
eighteen steps each.